Since the outage earlier today, I have been unable to see any of my friends. My whole friends list has been wiped clean, I can't invite anybody to anything, and they cannot invite me to anything. I am currently on Skype with my friends, and they seem to be having no issues whatsoever and can even see that I'm online and what game I am playing.
I can understand issues every now and then, but we are paying $60 annually for this service; PSN requires $0 to provide the same services. You would think that you would have some quality and standards to uphold when you are charging for a service that costs nothing from the leading competitor. When will I be getting my friends list back or am I going to have to scour my memory for all of the nuances of my friends' names that I do not have the ability to contact in real life (Effectively trimming my friends list).