~The Official 3DS GameSpot Forums MK7 Community Thread~(New Times)

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#1 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

~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:

http://www.timezonecheck.com/

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:


1st Place

GSF~Racing Rally Kart Champ of the Month: Green

GSF~Battle Royal Kart Champ of the Month: Green


2nd Place

GSF~Racing Rally Kart Champ of the Month: Jay

GSF~Battle Royal Kart Champ of the Month: Nitrowing


3rd place

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.

hydralisk86

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.

moltenix

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.

JollyGreenOne

(Thanks to hydralisk86 for the great question and moltenix for the great answer.)

#2 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
Yay!
#3 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
Finally it's made! Thanks a bunch. Anyway, had a ghost match and some Mario completely blew me away in the last lap.
#4 Posted by killerband55 (107961 posts) -

i'll join the Racing Rally community

#5 Posted by J_Ford (2206 posts) -

I joined the Racing Rally Community, but there doesn't seem to be anyone else joining.

My Mii's name is Jay from Canada BC and I have a 1 Star ranking.

Also, does this mean I'll always be able to join it now or will I have to re enter the code again next time I want to join?

Edit: Nevermind, I see the Community listed under Favorites now. I also joined Battle Royal and Clash 4 Cash.

#6 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Finally it's made! Thanks a bunch. Anyway, had a ghost match and some Mario completely blew me away in the last lap.ShuichiChamp24
You're welcome! And I added your 3DS code, mine is in my sig.

And I had something like that happen to me, but it was in an online match. I slipped on a banana peel and got hit by a red shell on the last lap, which landed me in 4th place at the end after being in 1st for most of that race. :?

i'll join the Racing Rally community

killerband55

Thanks for joining, we need all the MK7 players we can get.

I joined the Racing Rally Community, but there doesn't seem to be anyone else joining.

My Mii's name is Jay from Canada BC and I have a 1 Star ranking.

Also, does this mean I'll always be able to join it now or will I have to re enter the code again next time I want to join?

Edit: Nevermind, I see the Community listed under Favorites now. I also joined Battle Royal and Clash 4 Cash.

J_Ford

Welcome, and thanks for joining. I was in the Racing Rally Lobby for about an hour earlier, but didn't have any luck. I hope more people join so maybe we can get a good match going by this weekend, since MK7 just came out I also expect this community to become more active around christmas time.

I'll be jumping through each lobby later tomorrow, maybe I'll run into one of you then. :D

#7 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
I'll wreck on all of you as soon as I get my hands on a 3DS. :twisted:
#8 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
Good thread, hopefully the 3DS board community is fairly active with MK7.
#9 Posted by LJChronx (952 posts) -

I'll join tonight. Also maybe we could come up with an online schedual and have times when people should log on to race and/or do tournaments?

#10 Posted by butsnake1314 (59 posts) -

The communitie name is AtomicBomb.The number is 19086834935693.IT is grandprix and it is 150cc.The iteams are only bomb ombs.Tell your friends and families to join if they have the game please join people.

#11 Posted by Heirren (19296 posts) -

I'll join tonight. Also maybe we could come up with an online schedual and have times when people should log on to race and/or do tournaments?

LJChronx

That would be great. Perhaps a sticky thread?

#12 Posted by butsnake1314 (59 posts) -

please join my community it will be great and fun.The number is 19086834935693 then you check the community out it is epic so join now.

#13 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -

I'll join tonight. Also maybe we could come up with an online schedual and have times when people should log on to race and/or do tournaments?

LJChronx
That would make playin with others easier, don't want to wait an hour for nothing like JGO. Anyway, did anyone else get the people they play with in their Mii Plaza? I got Haziq in mine, that's just 2 of the 40 in there.
#14 Posted by KiD_ReMiX (254 posts) -

I'll join later today. And the more people we get, the better it will be. I belong to another sitewide community that has over 1,000 members, and day or night there is always someone on to play. So, the more people we get to join, the better this community will be. Spread the world ;)

#15 Posted by Nick3306 (2637 posts) -
I'm in.
#16 Posted by LJChronx (952 posts) -

I cant wait to play. Like I said Ill join tonight. To address what a poster above said, it would be nice to get 1,000 or so people in the community, however it may take a while to get that. I'll see how busy it is tonight, but we still might want to make certain times that people can look forward to having alot of users playing. It probably should be at the end of the work day, some kind of balance between Pacific (Me) and Eastcoast times. Sorry for the people that live outside the US, but the majority of GS users probably live in the US.

#17 Posted by KiD_ReMiX (254 posts) -

I joined Racing Rally. See you guys online :)

#18 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
So when does the discussion for the time schedule begin? Or do we just wing it?
#19 Posted by LJChronx (952 posts) -

Green, I think I just played you. I didnt mean to drop after the first race. I was trying it outside my office and I think I walked too far way.Sorry man. I'll get online after work and it should be fine.

#20 Posted by scottahuch (1580 posts) -

I played 3 races against Green, but I got disconnected twice in a row, it keeps happening when I try to play online :(

#21 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

*Update (Dec 6)*

I added eastern and western times so users know when they should get online, but I may adjust the times in the future based on Forum feedback, so tell me what you all think.

Green, I think I just played you. I didnt mean to drop after the first race. I was trying it outside my office and I think I walked too far way.Sorry man. I'll get online after work and it should be fine.

LJChronx

Yeah, that was me, and it's okay. You played great out there, and hopefully we'll get to play together again later with more people, now that a time is up.

I played 3 races against Green, but I got disconnected twice in a row, it keeps happening when I try to play online :(

scottahuch

I hope that you're able to find out whats wrong, cause I had a good time playing against you.

Anyway, did anyone else get the people they play with in their Mii Plaza? I got Haziq in mine, that's just 2 of the 40 in there.ShuichiChamp24
Yep, I have about 133 Mii's in my plaza now and the music has changed a little. I also have Haziq in mine, but I don't remember playing against him. :shock:

And I had a great time racing with you today.

#22 Posted by TankZorz (1836 posts) -
I've joined all the GSF communities. I'm looking forward to battling it out on the track.
#23 Posted by J_Ford (2206 posts) -

Thanks for the races earlier Green and Shuichi. I'll try coming back online in a bit, just had to stop for dinner.

That was my girlfriend playing with us too, her Mii's name's Jamie. I got her to join the Racing Rally Community as well :P

#24 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
Oh cool, nice to know who I was playing with great game.
#25 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Racing with you all earlier was a blast, and thanks for getting your girlfriend to join the community, Jay. She's a great racer and we need all the members we can get. I probably won't be able to join you guys in the Racing Rally Community tonight, since I've been using my 3DS almost all day and it needs to charge, but try to have fun without me. :P

Hopefully I'll see you all out on the track tomorrow.

#26 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
Green, mind adding me again? That system transfer gave me my old friend code again, it's 3866-8085-1838
#27 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Green, mind adding me again? That system transfer gave me my old friend code again, it's 3866-8085-1838ShuichiChamp24
Sure, no problem. I'll add you as soon as I get on my 3DS.

#28 Posted by KiD_ReMiX (254 posts) -

Yay! Had my first community race tonight. Good games Kermit :)

#29 Posted by Nitrowing (217 posts) -

Played some good races with some of you, hope to get more bigger races soon.

#30 Posted by yoshi_64 (25261 posts) -

Good races Nitrowing. Sorry for leaving abruptly, my 3DS was dying and I closed my system lol. Btw for anyone wondering, my name is "Chris" on 3DS.

#31 Posted by TankZorz (1836 posts) -

Played some good races with some of you, hope to get more bigger races soon.

Nitrowing
Yeah, even though it was just the two of us, those races were fun.
#32 Posted by KiD_ReMiX (254 posts) -

Bump because we need more people =]

#33 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
I've stickied this topic for anyone else who feels like they want to play with the rest of the DS/3DS board.
#34 Posted by TankZorz (1836 posts) -
I've stickied this topic for anyone else who feels like they want to play with the rest of the DS/3DS board.Haziqonfire
Thanks Haziq!
#35 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
No problem! I've also joined the Grand Prix racing community.
#36 Posted by LJChronx (952 posts) -

I've stickied this topic for anyone else who feels like they want to play with the rest of the DS/3DS board.Haziqonfire

Thanks! Let's get a good crew of people playing. Represent GS

#37 Posted by Nitrowing (217 posts) -

Green you are a really good racer but I keep getting communication errors so thats why we cant finish our races.

#38 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Thank you, Haziq! Hopefully more people join soon.

Green you are a really good racer but I keep getting communication errors so thats why we cant finish our races.

Nitrowing

You're a great racer too, Nitrowing. I'm not sure whats going on today, since I was playing in the Community almost all day yesterday without any problems. Maybe we'll have better luck tomorrow, thanks for getting online, Nitro.

Edit: That was a fun battle, Nitrowing! We were both evenly matched, and I'm glad we got to play all 4 rounds before another error poped up.

#39 Posted by simomate (1875 posts) -

Joining. ;) Its fine right now since its the holidays but the current time wont pe possible when I am at school :L

#40 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11687 posts) -
I joined it :)
#41 Posted by Calvin079 (16406 posts) -

I've joined the GSF community.

#42 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Joining. ;) Its fine right now since its the holidays but the current time wont pe possible when I am at school :L

simomate

Thanks for joining, simomate, I look forward to playing against you in the future. And I want to eventually find times that are acceptable for almost everyone. What time zone do you live in, and what's a good time for you to play Mario Kart 7?

I may adjust the times after I get a bit more feedback.

I joined it :)Kaze_no_Mirai
Great! Thank you for joining, and I hope you have a good time playing against the GSF Community.


I've joined the GSF community.

Calvin079

Thanks a lot, Calvin. I hope you have a good time out on the track.



*GameSpot ForumsCommunity Question!*

What does everyone think of the current times to get online? I'd like to find times that are good for almost everyone.

I just need to know what time zone you live in, and what you'd like the new time to be around.

If you don't know your time zone, just use this map: http://www.timezonecheck.com/

I may adjust the times after I get more feedback.

#43 Posted by Nick3306 (2637 posts) -
The times are good for me.
#44 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4959 posts) -
I joined. I also frequent GoNintendo, IGN, and the Nintendo3DSBlog communities. The current times work for me, my time zone (Texas, USA) is Central time,so its not a huge difference for me. I've been getting less error codes tonight. I was getting them non-stop the other day, but today has been a bit better. Still haven't found a solution with my router, I just hope the error codes become a thing of the past.
#45 Posted by J_Ford (2206 posts) -

Racing with you all earlier was a blast, and thanks for getting your girlfriend to join the community, Jay. She's a great racer and we need all the members we can get. I probably won't be able to join you guys in the Racing Rally Community tonight, since I've been using my 3DS almost all day and it needs to charge, but try to have fun without me. :P

Hopefully I'll see you all out on the track tomorrow.

JollyGreenOne

Sorry for the late reply. Np, she had fun too.

The times to get online seem fine to me. Our time zone's Mountain Time so I think it should be between 7-9 PM for us, so that works.

Oh and I have a two star rank now, got it last night :P

#46 Posted by TankZorz (1836 posts) -
Green and Rock Lee those were some intense races. Green, did you lose your connection? Your kart was acting really weird for a while then you dropped at the end of the race. I swear one of my red shells followed you for a quarter of a lap without hitting you. And by follow I mean it was literally right on your tail but it just wouldn't hit you.
#47 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Sorry for the late reply. Np, she had fun too.

The times to get online seem fine to me. Our time zone's Mountain Time so I think it should be between 7-9 PM for us, so that works.

Oh and I have a two star rank now, got it last night :P

J_Ford

No problem. I'm glad that the times are good for you.

Thats awesome, Jay! How long did it take you to get 2 stars on every Cup? I've heard that the 150cc and Mirror Cups are hard to 3 star.


Green and Rock Lee those were some intense races. Green, did you lose your connection? Your kart was acting really weird for a while then you dropped at the end of the race. I swear one of my red shells followed you for a quarter of a lap without hitting you. And by follow I mean it was literally right on your tail but it just wouldn't hit you.TankZorz
Yeah, I was having a hard time staying connected on that day for some reason. And I had weird stuff happen on my side too, like that red shell coming out of no where and slaming into me. :lol:

Those were some crazy matches and you both raced great, and hopefully I'll get to race you both again without errors popping up.

#48 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
Those times are not that good for me, but it's because I work the night. I could play every now and then though or anytime in the morning.
#49 Posted by LJChronx (952 posts) -

Those times are not that good for me, but it's because I work the night. I could play every now and then though or anytime in the morning.ShuichiChamp24

Maybe we could come up with some secondary times, like around lunch time, so that people who work or go to school at night could have a meeting time too?

#50 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShuichiChamp24"]Those times are not that good for me, but it's because I work the night. I could play every now and then though or anytime in the morning.LJChronx

Maybe we could come up with some secondary times, like around lunch time, so that people who work or go to school at night could have a meeting time too?

Anytime during the day is okay with me, would at least give me something to keep me busy.