BlindMango

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  1. Hey again PSNProfiles, It's time for part 2! This thread continues the proposal for introducing a system to the website called the Ribbon System. A lot of you had some great feedback and recommendations for it and it took a lot of time to get everything in order for this next post, but it's now ready for prime time. Wondering What This Is? Take a Look at Part 1 First! For the introduction and base information on the Ribbon System, including information that may not be quite as clearly described in this post, take a look at the following post first: Voting Again on the Ribbon of Effort In the last thread it started off fairly clear that people wanted the max percent to be 75%, but that started to really change over the course of the thread as more and more people voted for 50% to the point it became a virtual tie with a number of people wanting to change their vote in the end because they changed their mind. So now is the battle between what the maximum platinum rarity percentage the ribbon of effort will be awarded to 50% or 75%. Remember when you vote, you are voting for the MAX percent limit for the Ribbon of Effort. For example, '75%' means any platinum trophy you earn with a 0% - 75% rarity gets you a ribbon. Any platinum trophy earned with a rarity above 75% will not get you a Ribbon of Effort. Take your time with this, and take a look at the platinum trophies in your collection and see which you think makes the most sense. Here are arguments for each: 50% - The cutoff here is not a gray area, it is the split between uncommon and common rarity and not hard to interpret or understand. The downside here is some games that still take time may not get this ribbon, such as Spider-Man, though this is an outlier and it has a chance of moving into the 40% range in the future. On the other hand, this will eliminate pretty much anything that takes just mere minutes to get a platinum trophy. 75% - The cutoff here is more of a gray area and not truly based off a rarity tier, however it is a safe area that covers games like Spider-Man but still excludes most games that are equivalent to clicking on a glass of Mayonnaise for 10 minutes to get a platinum trophy. The New Ribbons Based on the first Ribbon System thread feedback, a number of you wanted ribbons based around total completion along with completion for non-platinum games. The idea is to keep the total types of ribbons to a small number to avoid confusing inflation, but these 2 are very much useful to where they are hard to pass up. Ribbon of Completion This ribbon will be considered a count of the total number of non-platinum 100% games you've completed. The rules for this one are simple, if you've got that green checkmark for a non-platinum game on your profile, that adds to your counter for this ribbon. This will be a really cool identifier for those profiles you've probably seen that purposely do not go for platinum trophies, but instead go for completing all the games they can which feature no platinum trophy, among other things! Ribbon of Totality These ribbons are awarded to those that go the extra mile with total completion. They don't just get the platinum and move on to the next one, they stick around and (sometimes tediously) get every single trophy that was added on to the base trophy list. Sometimes this requires buying and playing through DLC, or just spending a ton of time pushing through trophies related to game updates, or a combination of both. An ultimate award for completionists as this will only be an earnable ribbon if a game releases DLC trophies which are added on to the base game trophies. Customizing the Two Ribbons in the Top Bar In the first thread people expressed the desire to customize the top bar, down to even removing the ribbons completely. The images below provide a way for the profile owner to customize their top bar and what that could look like. The Default View (This will be the default view shown on every profile unless the profile owner customizes it) No Ribbons View (If a profile owner elects to remove both top bar ribbons on their profile) Custom View (If a profile owner switches out the default top ribbons with their own) The top bar of your profile will display the Ribbon of Effort and Ribbon of Rarity by default, but registered members would be able to customize their personal profile to show what 2 ribbons they want to display, or opt to not show them in the top bar at all if that's their choice. For example, someone that focuses on just getting games without platinum trophies may choose to display the Ribbon of Completion as one of their top ribbons as it's more relevant to their profile. The Sidebar Module If you'll be able to customize the top bar, then there has to be a home base for the ribbons to reside, right? So in comes the Ribbon module. This section won't take up much space in the sidebar of a profile and will display at a glance their 4 kinds of ribbons and how it compares with their platinum trophy count and their completed games count (a number already visible on your profile to the right of "Played Games" at the base of the banner image). There can also be a nifty customize button where you can edit how the ribbon system appears on the top bar of your profile. Redesigning the Ribbon of Rarity? One last thing is what are your thoughts on changing the symbol for the ribbon of rarity? It could be the symbol of the original platinum trophy that was live on PSN for only the first week or two of the trophy system before Sony changed it to its current design, it would be a cool way to pay homage to it. > What Are Your Thoughts? Definitely share your thoughts on this! Much like you did in the first thread it really helped make improvements and changes that hopefully make the system better. While it may not be necessary to make a Part 3, we shall see! Before this is implemented, we'd want to make sure it's a system most people would like. Remember this is likely a ways off from being implemented and not taking priority over other features people have been asking for, though threads like this will get this system in a well agreed upon place for whenever it does get added.
  2. Try earning a new trophy in any game, syncing it on PSN, then updating your profile here on the site
  3. Note (October 2017): The PS4 Update 5.0 changed up the process of hiding games and as a result the page that allows you to hide PS3 & Vita games is buggy and only shows 4 of your latest games. Until Sony releases an update to fix this, you'll have to unhide your non-PS4 games from a PS3 or Vita. If some of your trophies or some games are missing from your profile, or in some rare cases none of your trophies show up at all, then you've come to the right place! There's a few steps that we must take to fix the problem. The problem is that you have probably accidentally hidden trophies in the privacy settings on one of your PlayStation consoles. This makes it to where nobody else except for you can see the trophies that you have hidden (Including this website not being able to see your hidden trophies). On August 2013, Sony updated the PSVITA and the PS3 systems to allow you to officially hide your trophies. The PS4 also has the ability to hide trophies. There are two different effects that hidden trophies will have on your profile here on this website: If your profile here on the site is not updating no matter what you do or it's just completely blank with the message "Aww, no trophies here," even though you actually have trophies, this applies to you - read the red text below in the "Directions for un-hiding trophies" section. If the first step doesn't apply to you, then you most likely will see an icon on the left side of your own profile page (Its probably been there for a while in this case). What this means is that you have probably accidentally hidden one or more random games from your profile. Hover your mouse over it and it will expand telling you the number of trophies you've hidden. This means that you have hidden trophies and they must be un-hidden on one of your PlayStation consoles to show up on this website. The only information we are given from Sony is how many trophies are hidden, not exactly what games are hidden! You have to figure out which games of yours are missing from your list on your own! (Unless you have a PS4, where it shows all of your hidden games in an organized list in the settings menu). - - - Directions on un-hiding trophies - To un-hide trophies, use one of the following methods. You can use any of these consoles to manage your entire game library, not just the games for that one console, so choose a method. PS4 and PS3 are easiest to manage your trophy settings on. For the people with completely blank profiles with the message, "Aww, no trophies here," you most likely ONLY need to look at the information in red text below. ON PS4 Go to Settings. Select the Account Management option from the settings menu. Now select Privacy Settings. It will ask you to type in your PSN username and password so you can access your privacy settings. Once you've entered your username and password, it will send you to the "Privacy Settings" page - Select Gaming / Media. Now select Trophies. Where it says "Choose who can see your Trophies", make sure that you select Anyone from the drop-down menu. Press Confirm. Now back on the Games Privacy Settings menu, choose Hidden Games. You can manage your entire games library on all consoles and you'll be prompted to show a list of hidden games for PS4 or for PS3 & Vita. All of the games and apps you've ever purchased or acquired will appear on the PS4 list, and as you scroll down more games will load in. The list of PS3 & Vita titles currently seem to not display those games correctly so it's recommended to check those games on PS3 or Vita. Now make sure all of your games do not have checks by them, if a game has a check by it, that means that game is hidden. Press Confirm when you're done. You'll be sent back to the Hidden Games main area. Now that you've unhidden any games you can exit out of the settings menu. Now you have to earn at least 1 new trophy to see your changes show up on this website (PSNProfiles), it can be any random trophy that can be earned on PS3, PSVITA, or PS4. When you earn a new trophy, then update your profile here on this website and everything should be fixed! If ALL of your games are hidden on this website, it means that your trophy privacy settings for your PSN account is not set to "Anyone". Simply follow the steps above. You can skip steps 8 - 12 if you'd like. ON PS3 Go to your trophy collection. Note: Make sure your trophy collection is in "online mode" (Press triangle over the trophy collection icon and then select online mode). Select your trophy collection and your list of games should populate the screen. Find a game that doesn't show up on your list on PSNProfiles. Do not press X to select the game though, instead press triangle. A few options should show up, press privacy settings. At the top it should say "Show Trophies for This Game" - make sure the box has a check-mark! (If the box is left without a check-mark, the game will stay hidden). When the box has a check-mark, press OK. Then do the same for all of your other games that don't show up on this website. Now you have to earn at least 1 new trophy to see your changes show up on this website (PSNProfiles), it can be any random trophy that can be earned on any PlayStation console. When you earn a new trophy & sync it to PSN, then update your profile here on this website and everything should be fixed! If ALL of your games are hidden on this website, it means that your trophy privacy settings for your PSN account is not set to "Anyone" - Go to the PSN section of the PS3's main menu, then go to Account Management, then select Privacy settings. It will ask you to verify by typing in your PSN account password. Then where it says "Show Trophies", you need to select "Anyone" from the drop-down menu. Now look at step 8 above. ON PSVITA Go to your trophy app so that you are able to see your trophy collection. At the top-left of your screen, there are two buttons, "PS Vita System" & "PlayStation Network" - You can only edit privacy under "PlayStation Network", so select "PlayStation Network". A list of all your games show up if you're connected to the internet. Scroll down the list and find one of your games that do not appear on this website and select that game. When you've selected the game its list of trophies show up - now press the button at the bottom right, the (•••) button. A few options show up, you want to select "Privacy Settings". There will be a pop-up, you want to make sure the box has a check-mark to "Show Trophies for This Game", this will un-hide your trophies for that game. Go to every other game that does not show up on this website and un-hide those also. Now you have to earn at least 1 new trophy to see your changes show up on this website (PSNProfiles), it can be any random trophy that can be earned on any PlayStation console. When you earn a new trophy & sync it to PSN, then update your profile here on this website and everything should be fixed! If ALL of your games are hidden on this website, it means that your trophy privacy settings for your PSN account is not set to "Anyone" - Go to the Settings App, then select PSN, then scroll down and select privacy settings and it will ask you to verify with your PSN password, once you type your password in, scroll down to "Show Trophies" and make sure "Anyone" is selected. Now Look at step 8 above. - - - Still Not Working? - While rare, you may want to check your other consoles to see if the game is marked as hidden on those consoles. For example, your PS4 may show a game as unhidden, but if you check your PS3 or Vita, those may actually still have the game marked as hidden. You'll need to make sure the game is marked as unhidden on all consoles, then earn a new trophy in any game on any console, and then update your profile here on this website which should fix it. - - - Removing 0% Trophy Lists - PS4 update 2.50 allows users to delete any trophy lists that are at 0% completion, if you choose to do this for your games with 0% lists, the results will not show up on PSNProfiles until you earn a new trophy in any game on any console and then sync that trophy to PSN. After syncing your trophies to PSN, update your profile here on this website. After doing that, the changes should show up here. This can't be done on PS3 or Vita. - - - This is the end of the guide, community questions and discussion for hidden trophies begins below this point
  4. After a while, video game developers may change or add something to a trophy list on PSN. We have to be notified about those changes by you, because we have to go in and manually update those changes here on the site. If you know about something that changed, this is the place to report it! Simply reply to this thread and let us know what we need to update. The following things are what we can change. Rescan a trophy list – we need to do that if a list has: New Languages: The developer adds new languages to an existing trophy list that isn’t on the site, usually if a Japanese game is coming to the west and English is added to the list. Altered Trophy Names & Descriptions: Sometimes developers will alter names and descriptions of trophies on a list sometime after the list has been added to the site. We can't alter the names or descriptions from something different than what's on PSN! New Trophy Images: In rare cases trophy images change (sometimes they may originally be inaccurate or mixed up and developers fix them). New Thumbnail Image: The small image that usually has a game’s logo or name may be changed someday after the list has been added to the site. This usually applies to Japanese & Korean games releasing in the West. Region Tagging: If a game has multiple identical lists, let us know if it hasn't been region tagged yet or if was tagged incorrectly. When new identical lists get pushed onto the site, it may take up to 2 weeks to accurately determine its region and it may stay un-tagged until then. Console/Platform Tagging: If a developer adds a console tag to a trophy list anytime after the list was added to the site, you’ll need to let us know about it because we need to manually add it. In rare cases, a trophy list may be tagged with a console that the game never released for or accidentally mis-labeled at random by the developer with a console it isn’t on, let us know about that and we’ll determine if we want to remove that. We do not want to remove tags for any and every game that isn’t on a console yet or 'probably maybe' won’t release on a console it’s tagged for. If possible, you'll need to provide proof or confirmation the game won't release on a console it's tagged for (For example: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus not releasing on Vita). VR tags are only given to games which require a VR headset to play them. If a game requires a VR headset and is not tagged yet or the game is updated to not require VR anymore, be sure to let us know! List Titles: If there is something weird about a list title, let us know about it! List titles are in standard formatting with all caps only used for acronyms or some game titles with ~4 or less letters. This means not all game titles will exactly match formatting on PSN, but it creates a uniform style across this entire website. Metadata (Developer, Publisher, Genre, Release Date, etc): We get this information from a website called IGDB.com, you can make an account there and alter any data that you find odd or wrong here! Simply make the changes there, it will have to undergo an approval process, and then it will take up to a week for the changes to show up here due to the time for their websites API to update and then PSNProfiles has to retrieve that data. There are games that do not have metadata here on the site (Mostly indie games or Japanese games), most likely meaning they aren’t existing game entries on IGDB.com, you can add a game onto that website after creating an account and once all the data you’ve entered for that game is approved, wait a full week and then let us know here and we can link it! Games A - Z have their metadata linked (if that game is listed on IGDB). Non-English games are not yet all linked. Game Series: Series boxes on the side of trophy lists are now clickable which take you to the series page. These are still a work in progress and there may be some inconsistencies at the moment. If a game is missing from a series, let us know so that we could add it. Not all recommendations for new series will be immediately created. At the moment we are looking for clear, obvious series with 2 or more main titles. Right now we may not immediately create series for obscure games or games "in the universe of" other games. We want to focus on refining what's there at the moment and make sure those are laid out well before delving into other more vague series. Banner Images & Trophy Card Images: If there is an incorrect piece of art or screenshot used as a banner or trophy card image, this is where you can point that out to us. Alternative images can also be recommended but if there is already a set banner image or trophy card image set on the site for a game, consider that set in stone having that changed from its current decided image is rare - it would usually have to be more visually appealing and fit the image area better to be changed. Header image dimensions are 1920 pixels wide by 520 pixels tall (the top 60 pixels are blurred behind the site navigation area). We prefer fullsize original images we can crop from, not images cut at this exact size, recommended images should be at or beyond 1920 pixels wide (1600 wide at least). Trophy Card 1 (Old Card) dimensions are 405 pixels wide by 120 pixels tall. Trophy Card 2 (New Card) dimensions are 500 pixels wide by 165 pixels tall. Virtually any size images are accepted for this but high resolution uncropped images are preferred. This post is replacing the Header Image thread, Rescan List thread, and Game Titles Need Editing thread in an effort to clean the pinned topics at the top and put all the site "asset" stuff in one central spot. Those threads will truly be missed, R.I.P. and press F to pay respects.
  5. Got a cool crew you want to advertise here on the forums for other members to join in? This is the place to talk about it! Feel free to make a post describing your crew and why people should join it. Note: In the future if you don't want your crew advertised on this thread anymore, you can press the report button to report your own post and a mod will be able to take the post down.
  6. I'm like the trash man, I try to clean up the place as much as I can then move the rest to the nearest landfill
  7. This is the third time I've had to correct (delete) the word TROPHYS from their trophy list title, lets not stop this amazing quality control Sony
  8. Well Sly would have to implement it into the site, so my guess would be 2062 at the earliest, so not a long wait
  9. Update (May 24, 2019) The day has finally come - Profile merging is now up and running! If you changed your name anytime since the name change beta late last year you now have the ability to merge together both profiles again. If you are about to change your name on PSN now it's advised to do the following: Type your current/original name into the box on the website homepage (Or make sure your profile has been updated since May 20th to sync your Account ID). Change your name on PSN. Type your new name into the box on the website homepage and it should be a seamless transfer. If you didn't perform steps 1 - 3 in order, then when trying to access your new name you will get a message which says "A name change was processed for username recently. 24 hours must pass before attempting again" and the site may temporarily interpret the old name as the new name and show no trophies. You need to wait 24 hours at this point. After 24 hours type your new name into the box. If after waiting 24 hours and you update your profile again, if it says "Aww, no trophies here" on your profile page then you need to earn a new trophy in any game, sync it to PSN, then type your new name into the box on the website homepage again and it will update. If your profile has been split up for months and you want to merge it now, do the following: Type your new name into the box on the website homepage and wait for it to say "Profile Updated" Then type your old name into the box on the website homepage and wait for it to say "Error: This user was merged due to a PSN name change" Now revisit your new name and everything should be merged together. You may have to log in again, this time using your new username and password you used for your old name A few things to note after your account is merged/a name change is made: If you have the trophy card for your old name in your forum signature, you will have to manually replace it with your new name's trophy card. If you've made any guides on the site, they won't be transferred to your new name quite yet until another site update is applied for guides. You will have to rebuild your trophy cabinet. Starting today if you decide to change your name, simply typing the new name into the box on the homepage will seamlessly pull everything from the old account to the new one instantly. If the old account has not been updated in a while on the site, then the name of that account may have to be typed into the box again to pull things like viewcount, custom banner images, etc... Feel free to make a new post here in this thread if you have questions or bugs to report! Open this box for previous post and update history on this topic: For more information about changing your PSN ID on PSN itself, take a look at this link
  10. Okay Need for Speed Heat has been a ton of fun so far

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Glad you're having fun.

    3. Sir_Bee

      Sir_Bee

      @Slipknot_rooney FYI, I heard in one of the reviews I watched that you can tweak that back to brake drifting somewhere in the car settings, if you wanted to look for that.

    4. Slipknot_rooney

      Slipknot_rooney

      @Sir_Bee I actually heard that too! Think it was a Gameranx video but I couldn't spot anything so I thought I heard it wrong. I will have a look again next time I'm playing though.

  11. 11 more worthless gold trophies have been added to the system and will be repeated 6 times over with the same exact trophy list in an unorganized fashion. The trophy system cries out in pain and says "I can't take this anymore! Please fix me!". Sony glanced over briefly, then returned to what it was doing and pretended it didn't hear anything. Fin
  12. The 800 list versions for the same game are literally just spam at this point man, is it that hard to make this one single list for all regions? It's just getting annoying to manage these at this point
  13. Nice to see EA is following Square Enix's footsteps with having organized trophy lists for over a decade and now somehow forgetting how to do all that and having unorganized repeat lists now for AAA games
  14. Easily searchable on Google, I can tell a lot of thought went into this games name
  15. Psh an outrage, what's next, putting mangoes on a pizza??
  16. The Sims is such a disaster now, thanks to EA. It's still unbelievable to me how much of a downgrade The Sims 4 was compared to The Sims 3. I spent 30 minutes when I first got Sims 4 trying to find the neighborhood view only to find out the cheap blue schematic selection screen *was* the neighborhood view, then to find the intricate building tricks and neighborhood and lot customization from The Sims 3 that I fell in love with was just all gone... Don't worry though, The Sims 4 features more loading screens and sims are more wacky! Wow! Needless to say I immediately uninstalled The Sims 4 and went back to playing Sims 3. I remember in the early 2000's when EA had an incredible portfolio of highly talented studios, they dominated the industry, and many of the games I bought were EA. The EA of today doesn't care about the talent of their studios and has successfully destroyed everything it touches.
  17. Your internet browser is still storing the old image in cache, as PSXtreme said Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R will do a full refresh of the page
  18. Yeah I suppose we have a month to go before the categories are permanently set in stone, but we have to have the 7 total. We could do something like change "Exceptional Niche Game Guide" over to "Exceptional Niche/Indie Game Guide" and replace the Upkeep category with an "Exceptional Import Game Guide" category maybe - I remember some people wanted something like that last year
  19. It's that time a year again! I've seen some pretty incredible guides this year so there will be come competition, best of luck to all the guide writers this year! =D
  20. Need for Speed Underground 2 remaster please
  21. I'm thinking the trophy list and game itself it too different to be considered just a different region or platform of L.A. Noire (Even though it has the same game title) - basically it's not the full blown game, trophies aren't the same, doesn't have all the cases, no fully explorable open world, doesn't include the DLC, etc. Sometimes exceptions are made if it's the same exact game but differing trophies, but this one is just a different experience from L.A. Noire
  22. Hey, I would also do the same as kidson above - try earning a new trophy in any game, syncing it to PSN, then updating your profile here on the site Yeah if you update your profile here while PSN's servers are acting up, that's a possible side effect of updating during that exact time - It's rare but it happens
  23. Try earning a new trophy in any game, syncing it to PSN, then updating your profile here and it should fix that
  24. Fixed! Thanks