Why cant I go backwards on MK7?

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#1 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

So I thought I would play some MK7 online since I haven't in awhile. I played a dozen races normally then I thought why not screw around? I wanted to go backwards through a course get items and just mess with people...but apparently going backwards gets you kicked from the game....but AFKing is fine?

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#2 Posted by pierst179 (10805 posts) -

I am thankful they kick out those who drive backwards.

I hope they keep it on Mario Kart 8.

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#3 Posted by hydralisk86 (8814 posts) -
@Pierst179 said:

I am thankful they kick out those who drive backwards.

I hope they keep it on Mario Kart 8.

For some reason that made me laugh xD

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#4 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@Pierst179:

Why? Not like me going backwards ruins anything more then me sitting their and AFK'ing...You can race forwards, me going backwards doesnt stop you from going forwards.

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#5 Posted by Megavideogamer (6367 posts) -

They should just have a free for all Screw around mode in Mario Kart games. Sometimes you just free like experimenting and doing stuff in a game that is not "allowed".

But it is not good if you do it in a regular mario kart game.

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#6 Edited by pierst179 (10805 posts) -
@Master_Of_Fools said:

@Pierst179:

Why? Not like me going backwards ruins anything more then me sitting their and AFK'ing...You can race forwards, me going backwards doesnt stop you from going forwards.

Well, if it's to just drive backwards, it is perfectly fine.

If it's to bump into people and throw items at them then I think kicking them out is the right course of action.

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#7 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@Pierst179:

Winning or losing doesn't matter much you get nothing. I could simply say I thought it was Mirror Mode? lol. Its all about fun.

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#8 Edited by pierst179 (10805 posts) -
@Master_Of_Fools said:

@Pierst179:

Winning or losing doesn't matter much you get nothing. I could simply say I thought it was Mirror Mode? lol. Its all about fun.

I completely agree that it is all about fun.

However, by going backwards with the intention to ruin people's race players are also, most likely, ruining their fun.

It is not very different from trying to enjoy a board game only to have your little cousin show up and kick the board.

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#9 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@Pierst179: So those people's "Fun" is more important then mine? Why not just let us make custom communities...which I think we can? A group of friends just screwing around driving randomly everywhere lol.

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#10 Posted by pierst179 (10805 posts) -
@Master_Of_Fools said:

@Pierst179: So those people's "Fun" is more important then mine? Why not just let us make custom communities...which I think we can? A group of friends just screwing around driving randomly everywhere lol.

Nope, your fun is as important as other people's.

Your right to have fun just ends where other people's right to have fun begins.

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#11 Edited by KBFloYd (19365 posts) -

@Master_Of_Fools said:

@Pierst179: So those people's "Fun" is more important then mine? Why not just let us make custom communities...which I think we can? A group of friends just screwing around driving randomly everywhere lol.

i know where you are coming from master...

in smash bros i used enjoy suiciding and give certain people the win...the new smash direct says i will be banned :\

oh well time to play for real. im glad the people that dont move for the whole match will get banned now. that was annoying in brawl.

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#12 Posted by GordanChoong (227 posts) -

What do you guys mean by going backwards and getting kicked out? Do you guys mean the online mode or something? Because I did it in both offline and online for Mario Kart Wii and never got into any trouble! And by the way, May 20th or something is the last day to play online for Wii and DS! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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#13 Edited by trugs26 (7527 posts) -

I play online to play against people in a race. Obviously Nintendo also designed it that way too since they kick people off if they do otherwise. If you want to go backwards, do it in your own time in an offline mode. It's pointless to do it online, and the only other motive is for trolling, otherwise it's redundant and you may as well do it offline.

As for AFKing, they should be kicked too. Maybe it was simply overlooked.

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#14 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@gordanchoong:

Mario Kart 7's online mode is what I was talking about. You can go backwards for about 15 seconds then you get dropped from the game and it says Error (some numbers). But your character still goes on without you. I got kicked at the beginning of a race for going backwords even though it said I went from last to 1st lol but my friend who was still in the game said my character kept going and got 2nd place...

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#15 Edited by fishpockets (361 posts) -

I'm fairly certain Mario Kart 8 will keep the same policy and will probably get rid of people who are away for more than a few seconds.

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#16 Edited by GordanChoong (227 posts) -

@fishpockets said:

I'm fairly certain Mario Kart 8 will keep the same policy and will probably get rid of people who are away for more than a few seconds.

Why is Nintendo doing this to people online? What a bunch of trolls! They said in the Smash Bros. Direct that they would ban people who target an individual or those that self-destruct. What is wrong with killing yoself? And what if that targetted person targets or trolls other online people?