~The Official 3DS GameSpot Forums MK7 Community Thread~
(Race, Battle, Have Fun!)
About this thread: Instead of having 20 different MK7 communities/topics for the same thing, why not have one big thread and 1 or 2 MK7 communities that the whole GameSpot community can join and (possibly) enjoy? More players in one place means more active communities, which leads to more fun!
And feel free to exchange friend codes with others here if you own (or plan to get) Mario Kart 7. It'll make it easier to see whos online and if they're playing Mario Kart 7, so even If there isn't anyone in the GSF lobbies you could still join a GSF member until more members get on. Also feel free to talk about the game and matches you've had, whether they were good, bad, fantastic, crazy, stressful, exciting, etc etc... discussion is always welcome.
Join a Community today!
The GameSpot Forums Mario Kart 7 Community Codes:
GSF~Racing Rally Community: 68-1654-2621-3762
Mode type: Grand Prix >Speed CIass: 150cc >Item set: All items
Current Number Of Players: 23. More players and activity=more fun, please join.
GSF~Battle Royal Community: 49-9332-9004-2621
Mode type: Balloon Battle >Speed CIass: 150cc >Item set: All items
Current Number Of Players: 2. Battle are better with more players, please join.
The time to be online:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm U.S eastern
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm U.S western
*Note: The times may be adjusted in the future based on 3DS Forum feedback, so tell me what you think.*
If you're not sure what time zone you live in, use this Time Zone Map:
How to use the Time Map:
Your current time is beside "World Cities" at the top of the map, move your mouse icon over the (US) east or west coast, then you'll be able to compare the time zones to where you live.
How to join a community:
Step #1. Go into Mario Kart 7's online option, after you do that you will see 3 options.
Step #2. Choose "Communities"
Step #3. After doing that there will be another list of options, choose "Search by Code". Then just type in the codes above.
The Wall of Kart Champions:
The Leaderboards for each Community automatically resets each month so everyone can have fun trying to be in the Top 3. And on the last 2 days of every month I'll edit this thread and post the Top 3 winners from the Community Leaderboards.
Kart Champions of December 2011:
GSF~Racing Rally Kart Champ of the Month: Green
GSF~Battle Royal Kart Champ of the Month: Green
GSF~Racing Rally Kart Champ of the Month: Jay
GSF~Battle Royal Kart Champ of the Month: Nitrowing
GSF~Racing Rally Kart Champ of the Month: Nitrowing
GSF~Battle Royal Kart Champ of the Month: (empty)
What are MK7 Communities about?
Is a community something you access in the game or something? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff.
It's one of the new features that have been introduced in Mario Kart 7. You can create and join "Communities" which are like groups/clans/whatever you want to call it.
For example, there's a community set up currently for the Gamespot Wii/DS Boards Off-Topic Lounges. If you join the Community, you can race with other people who have also joined. In this case, you'd be racing against your fellow Gamespot members. Many other forums and gaming sites have set up their own Communities too.
It's basically an alternative to just racing with random people from around the world. This way, if you want to race with others from Gamespot, you can do so via the Communities.
To expand a bit on moltenix's great explanation.
The community feature allows players to create groups with other Mario Kart fans while setting up specific rules (speed cIass, items on/off, bob-oms only, etc) to make customized racing and battle environments. Community leaderboards will also show the most up-to-date information from recent races, each leaderboard resets every month which gives almost everyone a chance to make it onto the ranking list.
And if you choose, you could just throw your community code onto a forum for random people to join, or get a tournament going with friends by giving them your community code instead of having each person exchange 3DS codes with each other. In a sense this is somewhat like creating an open "clan" that the public can join that automatically gives a pre-chosen game type for everyone to play.
(Thanks to hydralisk86 for the great question and moltenix for the great answer.)