Jachroth05

Option to delete games from the PSN ID in the future

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Do you think Sony/PlayStation will introduce an option to completely delete a game information from our PSN ID, not like right now where you can ''delete'' a game only if it's a 0% or hide it from your list, but like properly delete it, so it won't show up ever again lowering your stats like you've never played it.

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No. We already have the ability to hide games, which is good enough. Being able to permanently delete them is unnecessary, and opens the door to lots of problems with hackers and accidents.

 

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There have been many other threads about this but I would say no, not likely.  It could turn into a nightmare where you accidentally delete the wrong game or are hacked and all of your trophy progress is deleted.

 

Besides, it seems kind of phony in that it would mess up your completion %, rarity %’s of all trophies, trophy count, and milestones.

 

It is a hard no from me, dawg.

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21 minutes ago, djb5f said:

Besides, it seems kind of phony in that it would mess up your completion %, rarity %’s of all trophies, trophy count, and milestones.

 

It is a hard no from me, dawg.

 

While I do agree that the option should never be available, Sony doesn't give a shit about completion percentages, rarity nor your milestones.

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I know plenty of people would probably love to delete those 6 cross-saved stacks of Sound Shapes they have in their profile so it seems less suspect when they jump headfirst into a thread to bitch about other people stacking Ratalaika plats.

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40 minutes ago, Jachroth05 said:

Do you think Sony/PlayStation will introduce an option to completely delete a game information from our PSN ID, not like right now where you can ''delete'' a game only if it's a 0% or hide it from your list, but like properly delete it, so it won't show up ever again lowering your stats like you've never played it.

Lets hope not.

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It's a great feature that allows you to control the way your account appears. And while there is a hidden feature, let's be honest if you hide trophies, everyone thinks you are a cheater, so it simply is not enough.

 

1) You can delete games that a friend played on your account. This is really annoying if you have ever had a friend play something on your PS4 before.

2) If you can delete the game and the trophies are subtracted from your total, you should be able to re-earn the trophies. This means you can make multiple platinum speed runs on the same profile instead of needing a slew of them.

3) This is a necessary guard again things like server shutdowns without warning, unreleased DLC, delisted DLC, trophies that are just unobtainable because of a patch.

 

At the very least I would like to see a feature for games with less than 10% being able to be deleted. Almost every modern game awards you a trophy in the first 5 minutes. Thus, you can't delete a game if you do not like it.

Edited by sepheroithisgod
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No, Sony thinks introducing the Hide feature was enough. And it is for the overwhelming majority of people.

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Thats a feature I would enjoy having, but if it never comes then its not the end of the world either. Maybe I would delete 3-4 games from my list, but I don't think I have that much to be embarrassed about there so it is not that important to me. Given that it has not come so far I think it is quite unlikely that Sony suddenly gets a change of heart, as they have shown in the past that they do not care for trophies or trophy hunters all that much. There might be a slight chance of Sony trying to amp up their list of new features with something like this once the PS5 release is about to happen, as it is easy to implement and most people do not care all that much so they just see an extra feature on the list, but I would not bet on it. When it comes to the supposed problems with cheaters or hackers abusing this, thats a nonsensical argument given that our leaderboard has quite a lot of people who have group accounts, abuse everything legal or illegal available to them, so the actual credibility of the leaderboard is already highly questionable at best even before counting in all these 30 minute plats padding out accounts to absurd degrees. Also if a hacker is deep enough into your account already that he could delete your trophies then you have bigger things to worry about, like permanently losing access to a significant part of your library.

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I very, very much hope not. Will screw up all the stats and serve no purpose.

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Posted (edited)

It would be a huge problem if someone got hold of your account, on the web or physically, at this point, I'd say, just make the hide option better, by actually hiding them and the problem should be solved.

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24 minutes ago, dj_helyx said:

 

While I do agree that the option should never be available, Sony doesn't give a shit about completion percentages, rarity nor your milestones.


No, of course not.  They care about the first part, customer service calls from accidentally deleted or hacked accounts.

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I agree with everyone but let me tell you that the reason this isn't going to happen is because Sony couldn't do it even if they wanted to.Deleting trophies would decimate the database.Same reason microsoft didn't do it many years ago.

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4 minutes ago, pot1414 said:

I agree with everyone but let me tell you that the reason this isn't going to happen is because Sony couldn't do it even if they wanted to.Deleting trophies would decimate the database.Same reason microsoft didn't do it many years ago.

So from a techincal standpoint, you're saying it's impossible due to all the problems it would cause. I'm not really tech/systems savvy, but would like to know excatly which problems it could create.

 

In that case, i'd hope that they enhance the hide option in some way, just to get rid of games you can't play anymore or ones that got unobtainable trophies for any reason.

 

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18 minutes ago, Jachroth05 said:

So from a techincal standpoint, you're saying it's impossible due to all the problems it would cause. I'm not really tech/systems savvy, but would like to know excatly which problems it could create.

 

In that case, i'd hope that they enhance the hide option in some way, just to get rid of games you can't play anymore or ones that got unobtainable trophies for any reason.

 

One of the main problems will be fragmentation.Google "database fragmentation" if you are interested in learning technical stuff.

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Even if such an option is available I would be a fool to delete ANYTHING from my profile.

 

All the stuff I've started and completed is part of my history with trophy hunting. I don't like the fact Grand Theft Auto V is on my list twice and I'll probably never be able to do either version to 100 percent, but it's some history I can look back to.

 

I can pretend and hide a bunch of games, but for what? To make my completion percentage a bit more impressive?

 

People can hide games if they so wish. Deleting them just brings too many problems to the table, and it completely destroys the dedication and work necessary to maintain a respectable 100 percent trophy hunting profile.

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20 hours ago, sepheroithisgod said:

It's a great feature that allows you to control the way your account appears. And while there is a hidden feature, let's be honest if you hide trophies, everyone thinks you are a cheater, so it simply is not enough.

 

1) You can delete games that a friend played on your account. This is really annoying if you have ever had a friend play something on your PS4 before.

2) If you can delete the game and the trophies are subtracted from your total, you should be able to re-earn the trophies. This means you can make multiple platinum speed runs on the same profile instead of needing a slew of them.

3) This is a necessary guard again things like server shutdowns without warning, unreleased DLC, delisted DLC, trophies that are just unobtainable because of a patch.

 

At the very least I would like to see a feature for games with less than 10% being able to be deleted. Almost every modern game awards you a trophy in the first 5 minutes. Thus, you can't delete a game if you do not like it.

I dissagree. Even 10%. Better to have it like it is and its your gaming history!

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You guys are thinking the wrong way...

 

They should let us upload the trophy list manually if we want to. 

 

So you can play any game and if you cant 100% it and give up. You can just delete the Game and Profile data and the trophies will be gone. 

 

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Posted (edited)

I don't see Sony allowing deletion of games from a profile, and honestly, don't think it's really necessary. It may well do more harm than good. That said, here's another NO. Maybe they could allow you to set a minimum percent for a game before PSN adds it to your profile.

Edited by RadiantFlamberge
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Putting aside that it is not feasible, as stated above... I honestly don't think that Sony cares enough about trophies to make any changes to the system. Hell, if anything, they don't care at all about them, or there would be a better quality control. 

 

Also, most of the players don't hunt for trophies, so this implementation would be welcome by a very small percentage of buyers. 

 

Personally, I am against a feature like this. A high-completion profile requires effort and commitment, and would be basically "for free" with this feature. 

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