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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:08PM Scopique said

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Sadly, no link between your PC FR account and the PS3 version. Anyone who took advantage of their lifetime membership offer a while back would need to start over :(

Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:21PM Space Cobra said

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@Scopique

I am in the same boat.

Been waiting to play this on both formats for a long time, but only one or the other. :/

And all those folks that blamed "keyboard/mouse" controls or "macroing" for preventing DCUO players from going between PC and PS3 on the same account? Well, while I think that may've been a small factor, I think it was exactly that: a SMALL factor and this move with Free Realms seems to bear it out. I think there are slight other problems, namely the PS Network integration and perhaps some profit-margins and keeping things separate, tech-reasons or not.

If it follows the same sub model, I may go for a sub. Should be better than "Home" on PS3 at any rate. I'll probably concentrate on the PC version mostly, as I do with DCUO. (Better graphics on the PC version, too.)
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:52PM (Unverified) said

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@Scopique

The simple reason that PS3 players and the PC players can't play together is the PSN requires players to have a PSN account and the PC side of our business requires a Station account. You don't see PC games logging in on the PSN. It also uses a different backend authentication and wallet system. There really is no other reason. Believe me we wish it wasn't this way. Could it change int he future? I sure hope so.

John Smedley
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jsmedley@soe.sony.com
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 4:04PM Space Cobra said

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Thanks John. That's what I was mainly thinking as well. Glad to see someone state it. :)

(Yes, I am assuming this is Smedley, poor trusting soul that I am! ;) )

Hopefully it will change, but maybe the PS4 is more inline with such a change?
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 4:16PM (Unverified) said

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Well Smed, Microsoft requires Windows Live on PC and Xbox Live on Xbox, yet they are both combined.Both same account.

So how about you guys get cracking on FEATURES like this instead of wasting time on a hundred "updates" that do nothing for legitimate users and barely annoy the hackers?

Seriously, my PS3 has gone from "It does everything" to "It does less every day".
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 4:20PM (Unverified) said

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Oh, and while you're at it, why don't you either get off your butt and finish the 4 year long Home "beta" or scrap it and give us the money back we've spent in the shops. Home has become nothing but a stagnant joke, and noone's laughing anymore.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 5:03PM Space Cobra said

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"Well Smed, Microsoft requires Windows Live on PC and Xbox Live on Xbox, yet they are both combined.Both same account."

Didn't know that and no ones told me or others about it. But, let's chalk that up to lack of info-spreading/Microsoft not being clear.

You still can't play the same games or seem to have the same achievements, etc. All other MMOs have "failed" because of Microsoft wanting a "closed system" on their network under their control. Even if Windows Gaming is combined with XBox Live, which I *really* don't remember facing off computer players (and maybe I am wrong?), Microsoft has down squat/zilch/nada with its combined network.

And while Home can send rankles my way, it still is unique and operates, the closest thing Xbox has are those Avatars that are more Wii/Miis than anything close to Home. And at least the wallpaper I bought from Sony is not money wasted like the items I bought pre-Avatar-XBox; I can't see my wallpapers anymore and avatar icons are only mildly useful.

PSN may not be "the tops", but XBox-Live is NOT any better.


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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 5:27PM (Unverified) said

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@Space Cobra

No, you can't play the PC and Xbox versions together, that wasn't my point. My point is whether you use Xbox Live or Windows Live, you use ONE ACCOUNT with ONE USERNAME and ONE PASSWORD for access to BOTH, unlike having to have a PSN account for PS3 and a Station account for Windows.

I don't care about being able to lay with PC/PS3 players combined, what I care about is not being able to use the PC account I already have Station Cash in it's wallet to access the PS3 version.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 5:29PM (Unverified) said

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And how the hell do you get an account verified here?
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 5:51PM (Unverified) said

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a damn good question. if you find out, let me know.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2011 3:51AM bobfish said

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I think working to unify Station & PSN would be a great move by Sony. I appreciate that it isn't a small task though, with SCEA, SCEE and SOE and probably any other number of Sony companies involved in such an endeavour, but a unified system would be fantastic for both gamers and developers.

Inccidently, whilst it hasn't materialised yet, Square Enix were pretty confident that you would be able to play with the same account on both the PC version and PS3 version of FFXIV, though I guess they have a seperate authentication beyond PSN.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2011 6:24AM (Unverified) said

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I want to know too!!!
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Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:17PM Comrade Domovoi said

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Goddamit Massively, now that song is going to be stuck in my head all day long. Anyone who says they didn't afk for a bit by the stadium in the snow town when they first got there is a damn liar.

Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:38PM hami83 said

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Port this to the NGP so you can play it on the go either over Wifi or 3G and you're golden.

That and port PS Home too.

Posted: Mar 29th 2011 3:48PM PrimeSynergy said

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What's funny is I'm an AVID MMORPG player, but I have no desire to play this on my PC. For some reason though, I'm dying to play this on PS3 and I can see myself sinking tons of hours into it.

Posted: Mar 29th 2011 8:10PM Dandmcd said

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To celebrate Free Realms latest update will include over 150 more Station Cash shop items, and not a single update to the actual content or world in the game.

Posted: Mar 30th 2011 11:54PM (Unverified) said

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on freerealms i have paid for a lifetime membership on PC. and have 100+ hours of play. i jumped out of my chair when Sony announced it was finally on ps3. only to find out they want me to start all over on a new account and pay again for a game i already paid for. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! link the accounts Sony.

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