PSN Etiquette 101
Ever since In-Game XMB was implemented, and the PSN friend’s list was raised to 100 people, the amount of messages I receive has increased ten fold. Because of the increased activity, I see a lot more annoying and obnoxious behavior. PlayStation LifeStyle has constructed a list of PSN etiquette that will help you be a better PSN friend…
- When sending friend invites, make sure to include in the message, how you know the person you are inviting, it could be from PlayStation LifeStyle, N4G, Official PS forums, etc.
- Check for “Not Available” status, if someone is “Not Available” it’s best not to message that person.
- Always read your PSN “friend’s” comment, if it says something like “Watching Movie” or “Company Over” it means they do not want to be disturbed.
- Always type a message, don’t just put HEY in the topic, and leave the message blank… If you have nothing to say, don’t interrupt one’s gaming session.
- DO invite your friends to play online with you.
- DO NOT ask someone you don’t know personally for a gameshare. Account passwords, and credit card information is PERSONAL. Keep it that way.
- DO NOT play loud music, while using a headset, it ruins the game for everyone.
- If someone doesn’t answer your message, they are most likely busy, didn’t see the notification, or is deeply involved in an online deathmatch. It’s not a good idea to keep messaging that person. Give them time to respond.
- DO NOT use curse words, racial slurs, or talk about recreational drugs while gaming online. This is very common, and childish.
- DO congratulate your PSN friend, on a “good game”… Even if you have lost.
- DO NOT send offensive pictures attached to PSN messages.
- DO report any PSN users, trying to gain access to your personal information such as password, sign-in email address, etc. Sony would never ask for your personal information through a PSN message.