No, I Don't Like Being Connected When Playing Campaigns
Call me a dinosaur, call me paranoid, call me whatever you want. I don't really like being connected online when enjoying my single-player experience.
Here's the thing- I don't need everyone on my Friends list to know what I just did in the game I'm playing. And when Ubisoft asks me every single time to enable my UPlay passport when returning to Assassin's Creed III, I reject the offer...every single time.
It seems to me that we're not even allowed to play by ourselves without some automated services chucking out updates to anyone in a position to see them. Am I the only one who finds this annoying? Or am I just living in an era where the definition of privacy has been drastically altered? The age when someone staring down at a screen at a dinner table can't comprehend that such behavior is insanely rude...?
Sorry, that's a tangent. But my point is that I almost want to take my PS3 offline whenever I go to play a game. I know it doesn't mean much to have your Friends know what you're playing, and I know things like the UPlay passport don't mean I'm being spied upon. I get that. And that isn't the point. The point is that I've always enjoyed my single-player experience because it's just me, having fun and relaxing in my own way. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't believe that needs to include everyone I've ever met in a digital capacity. I mean...why?
And for my own part, I have zero interest in knowing what my friends are playing or how they're faring in that game. I really, really don't. Just thought I'd rant a little. :)
1/9/2013 10:04:37 PM Ben Dutka