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  1. @Darpiom PSNP is not affiliated with Sony and is absolutely in no position to say how any Sony's customer plays their own Sony games on their own Sony gaming systems. PSNP is only in a position to say how they feature their precious leaderboards. Us two being PSNP members, which is what you refer to, we opt-in for certain behaviour on the site in order to gain access on them. Here's the thing, however: PSNP has around 240 thousand members based on the forum accounts alone. PSNP tracks 3,5 million accounts. That means the amount of people PSNP tracks, who never opted-in for anything PSNP does, who are not PSNP members, exceed the number of actual members on this site fifteen to one. If you thought PSNP is in a position to impose any sort of a moral code on people it datamined from a third party site without their prior consent, think again. Frankly few of us would have a problem with much of anything this site does, if the site kept it to people who willingly agreed to gain access to it.
  2. Well it's not really about the trophies but customer data. The potential for this whole situation to go away - PSNP staff selectively picking up people on the internet, without their consent, based on their hobbies or taste in games and attempting to shame them in public for commercial profit - is just a welcome side effect.
  3. See there I fixed it for you. Curious how the new EU General Data Protection Regulation effective May 25th (and the latest Facebook revelation) would apply to Gaming Profiles Ltd. fetching, publishing and commenting on Sony customers' information without their consent.
  4. Note when you install god forbid programs on your legally owned devices it's not "tampering" with them or any other multitude of negative verbs these good people like to use. This shaming bullshit needs to go. MMDE is in a high position here and needs to finally get a grip on his stature and stop feeding toxic behaviour on this site. It's up to PSNP whether proven CFW constitutes denial of leaderboard access and that should be the sole topic here, and up to Sony whether it leads to denial of PSN service. Otherwise it's perfectly alright, perfectly ethical, and especially perfectly legal to reprogram your devices. Any devices, including a fucking gaming system. Someone thinks it's unfair because oh noes their PNG images, tough luck. Anyone who reads this thread and plans to toy around with their consoles shouldn't give a jack what some internet stalkers think about it.
  5. Gotta watch out for those lit nazis
  6. You got a regional account you're perfectly able to buy things digitally from that region, then access them on another account on your CFW'd Vita. Not arguing about whether or not it's a leaderboard flag, just saying MMDE has jack on whether the assets were pirated or not. Taking money to manipulate leaderboard trophy rarities is absolutely hilarious to me, hey, as long you don't CFW anything goes I don't have jack whether you made your income tax reports, either! Sorry, couldn't help it. Otherwise, as far as this thread is concerned, we are truly talking whether to ban people from the site for having a hobby. People who never did anything to you, they just have a hobby. And now we got elements on this site calling for their death. Let's get some facts straight. You got a commercial product by Sony, and another product, PSNP, which both operate for profit. The leaderboards are mostly made out of people who never consented to be put there in the first place. In these two commercial products' name the vast majority of posters on this thread are willing to bully, oust, and flame into submission a number of people who in all likelihood don't even know those posters exist. This is stuff I normally see reserved to hate sites. Although I'm not so sure PSNP isn't one. I swear this bigotry is worse than Apple fanatics, all they tell you is to just buy Apple, they don't call for burning you at the stake because you're making a choice what to do on a device you legitimately own. I'm not particularly blaming anyone, except myself for stubbornly sticking my nose up threads like this. Perhaps I'm just reinforcing the notion why I don't want to deal with these forums much. Games do not have equally set points score or an equally static time to complete. They're not comparable in the slightest even PSNP wants to make a leaderboard out of them. The only competition in a game is an in-game leaderboard for a specific race, puzzle completion time, whatnot. For trophies the only competition is against yourself. "Unfair advantage". When a guy is unemployed he has an advantage in playtime against another guy who works and has children. It's just the way it is. And here you are wishing people who have access to a dozen VNs to be executed.
  7. It's a modified operating system that replaces the official Sony's one on your console, enabling you do things on it that aren't possible on the edit: official operating system. Some people use it to edit their trophy database which irks some PSNP users ah so much, even if it isn't their trophy database that is being edited.
  8. CFW allows running any software, including pirated copies of the game. But that's beside the point, someone wants to hack their devices it's their prerogative. MMDE already established It's not gonna fly on the leaderboards because site rules, though. However this thread is about banning those CFW users outright, ie. some elements of the site would like to throw out people for having a hobby. @B1rvine if I get to do playful jabs too I'm loving your reasoning, PSNP tracks close to 7000 trophy lists currently with no one beating but a fraction of them, and you want to ban people for having access to a dozen visual novels Unfair advantage! I can't wait to hear what you'll do to children living at home with siblings or *gasp* people who are unemployed!
  9. Seriously, my Hannah Montana plat is too rare to participate.
  10. @MiamiNights89 is correct, you don't need to be an OP PvP'er to reach Emperor, you keep on getting AP from the group even lying dead on the battleground (although you should rather learn how to stay alive). Join an active guild, join the campaign exactly when it begins and be prepared to grind your AP for long hours for the next day or two. Your competition might be better at gaining AP, but they usually log off after a couple hours while you can keep on scoring the whole day. You can even do this on the pre lv50 campaign. You can respec your character all you want and if you think you lack the right skills or the class for a PvP setup you do have multiple character slots, just make another one oriented towards Cyrodiil.
  11. Yes it is, albeit the delist without warning will make it a surprise for some. We had some scares last night when NA Stores had ALL Killzone content (apart from couple promotional videos) delisted! Luckily they apparently told the intern off and fixed it soon enough. I didn't do a PSA on the KZ2 forum as there's a popular thread about the delist already, looking at it there are quite a few people who have been waiting to get the DLC on sale and are now forced to rush for GameStop codes or buy it off EU at full price.
  12. If you didn't buy them yet, your time's up. GameStop allegedly still has codes for sale, or if you have an EU account no EU Store is part of the delist (yet). Shadow Fall and related content, KZ1 HD, and Killzone Mercenary for the Vita are still up, the delist only concerns KZ2/3 which were Disc Only titles to begin with.
  13. It's an old game with some conditional triggers that aren't readily apparent. Might of course be the thing just bugged on you. I do remember I wasted a lot of ammo spamming rockets in the general direction and thinking splash damage will get the Combot angry, and at least on occasion during my few retries it did, but not after *a lot* of spamming. The four rockets I said will get it aggroed were four dead-on headshots. After a couple deaths I stopped using any other weapons because there's no indicator of how much damage you're doing, and you don't really want to step out in the open as return fire eats you up in a flash (and you need to save health to survive the aggro sequence).
  14. Exceptions are being made all the time on quite a number of titles, just not the CoD/GTA crowd (which are incidentally the two biggest groups of casual gamers and won't even see what we just did here).
  15. You're just admitting to what counts for your stats and completion is largely a factor of unknown. Furthermore, you know for certainty RDR is foul play after a specific date, but not touching it. Which brings us back to the ethics only applying when it happens to not be an inconvenience to you. Much like the completely imaginary rarity ratios on DLC trophies, the only thing you succeed in is manipulating your site stats to be invalid to begin with. But that's ok since no feat that wasn't surveyed by a third party is statistically accurate in any case, which means there is no trophy list on earth you could prove legit. PSNP is still run by a business for profit, that tracks people without their consent, and then flags those very people while editing the local leaderboards based on some fuzzy logic I'm - as you can see - considering questionable at best. I used to like this site and it's my fault for touching this topic in the first place, but I don't think the inconsistent behaviour and this whole mumbo jumbo of self categorizing gamers warrants to consider PSNP a reputable site, which is why I personally only login to participate on this discussion anymore. I don't care about your excuses. Either produce your virgin leaderboards and remove the games you know there's foul play but can't prove it. Or admit to things beginning with patch manipulation is something beyond your scope, and stop flagging people based on the game they played legit. It's not our problem a mod menu became a reality. PSNP is making it our problem. PSNP should simply stop doing it.