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PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby LilKDB71 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:47 pm

Players required to have PlayStation plus now to play online?

Just yesterday my son was able to play with me online on his account- and under my account. I have PlayStation plus, he does not..

Why are we getting messages stating he needs to get PlayStation plus?! Seriously!

This is ridiculous!

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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby AlexCuse44 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Take it up with Sony.
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby Spiffers on Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Yeah, I've never been quite sure when this becomes an issue - I don't have a PS4, but my uncle does. For a while, it worked fine me playing with my PS+ (that I mostly have for PS3 purposes) could play with my cousin on his own account, but being PS4+less, then it broke for a while, then it fixed again. I don't know exactly where the problems were, but... yeah, this is more a Sony thing than a Psyonix thing to my knowledge as well.
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby Tentacles on Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:46 pm

Yes console is ridiculous, how they trick people into paying twice for internet I will never know.
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby AlexCuse44 on Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 am

Tentacles wrote:Yes console is ridiculous, how they trick people into paying twice for internet I will never know.


But you pay for internet and it barely works! :pimp:




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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby Tentacles on Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:34 pm

AlexCuse44 wrote:
But you pay for internet and it barely works! :pimp:




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Ya I live in a state where Comcast runs a monopoly on internet. I'm super fucked.
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby N7Mith on Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:08 am

LilKDB71 wrote:Players required to have PlayStation plus now to play online?

Just yesterday my son was able to play with me online on his account- and under my account. I have PlayStation plus, he does not..

Why are we getting messages stating he needs to get PlayStation plus?! Seriously!

This is ridiculous!

Kim


If the profile that has the playstation set as primary device has PS+, all other profiles logged into that playstation can play online. I don't have PS+ atm, and since I 'swapped' consoles with my buddy who does I can play online. His profile does not need to be logged in for me to benefit from his ps+ either. Maybe something has changed in your settings? Did your PS+ expire maybe?
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby Glassman94 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:31 am

Tentacles wrote:Yes console is ridiculous, how they trick people into paying twice for internet I will never know.


I paid $30 for a year of PS+. Received dozens of free games, several of which we play on a regular basis. The games we have received have a combined value over $500. That's how they do it.

I'm still trying to figure out how they trick people into spending $1,500 for a gaming computer with a GPU that will be outdated in a year or two. (assuming it lasts that long) Apparently updating drivers, troubleshooting problems, replacing components and constantly working on a computer has an appeal all it's own.

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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby steblood on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:37 am

If the primary account on the PlayStation has PS+, then all accounts will be able to play online using the primary PS+

I have had this issue a few times, when I hadn't logged into my primary account first, or I am logged into the primary account on another PlayStation
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby Tentacles on Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Glassman94 wrote:
Tentacles wrote:Yes console is ridiculous, how they trick people into paying twice for internet I will never know.


I paid $30 for a year of PS+. Received dozens of free games, several of which we play on a regular basis. The games we have received have a combined value over $500. That's how they do it.

I'm still trying to figure out how they trick people into spending $1,500 for a gaming computer with a GPU that will be outdated in a year or two. (assuming it lasts that long) Apparently updating drivers, troubleshooting problems, replacing components and constantly working on a computer has an appeal all it's own.

Heartbroken to miss all the fun.

Gaming computers last just as long as consoles and can be slowly upgraded over time to last longer, and of course, we don't pay for internet twice nor do we have to buy shitty $60 controllers that constantly break. PC Master race. Oh and we actually get true 4k.
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Re: PlayStation+ a Requirement to play online?

Postby AlexCuse44 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Tentacles some people happen like 30 fps I guess.
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