Aside from security I don't think there will be any immediate improvements when it's back online. They're probably too busy rushing to solve the issue and get PSN back on to include any extra niceties.
And I thought that auto-syncing trophies would have been an OS issue rather than a server issue.
If it actually stops you from using other elements of the system or other things you did pay for - the multiplayer aspect of the games you buy, for example - because they are dependent on the service, the 'optional' part is a little less black and white, IMO.
Not that I expect there to be any kind of compensation.
I would love to think that some beneficial user-facing change/gift will come of this, but I highly suspect that IF they can get their network stabalized and relaunched, it'll probably just be business as usual and our 'reward' will be to enjoy the psn as we have been prior to this incident.
Sorry..but how? Whenever I try to get into Netflix it keeps asking me to log in into my PSN account. I kept passing that and when I finally clicked on any show/movie it popped a message that the network is not unavailable...
According to PSX-Scene former moderator, "chesh," the now six-day-long PlayStation Network outage is the result of a particularly exploitative custom firmware (CFW) modification. In a post on Reddit, chesh claims that a CFW known as "Codename: Rebug" had given its users the ability to log into PSN as if they were doing so from a developer console (or "debug unit").
As a result, chesh contends, this same exploit allowed its users to add funds from "dummy" credit card accounts into their PSN wallets, ostensibly giving them the ability to "unlock" (read: steal) PlayStation Store content. Joystiq's research into the purported exploit has turned up multiple tutorials detailing the process, which appears alarmingly easy to execute on consoles running the Rebug CFW.
The hack does not allow its users to access the credit card or other personal information of PSN users, chesh adds. Nevertheless, as we reported earlier today, Sony is working to rule out information theft as part of its investigation during the maintenance outage in which the company is also implementing new security measures.
Sony has not yet responded to our request for comment on this story.