WHy is Nintendo doing this Moronic Thing? I like the WIi but....

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#1 Posted by YourExpert (387 posts) -
The friend codes. Everyone hates them. I just read a preview on the new Mario Strikes and it seems each game is going to have its own. WHy does Nintendo do stupid crap like this. All the fans seem to hate them, I hate them, we want a simple multiplayer friends list. Why in god does a smart company do a retarded thing like this?
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#2 Posted by foxhound_fox (98011 posts) -
Use the matchmaking... :|
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#3 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -
Because they don't care about online as much as they should.
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#4 Posted by karicha9 (6927 posts) -

Safety.

Why do people whine so much.  Noone like whiners.  Why would someone choose to do something as stupid as whine about something?  Will it get them what they want?

See what I did there? 

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#5 Posted by Thanatos1337 (316 posts) -
Freind codes make it nessasary to know others codes in order to play with them right?
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#6 Posted by NECR0CHILD313 (7025 posts) -
...I'm over it.
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#7 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

Freind codes make it nessasary to know others codes in order to play with them right?Thanatos1337

Friend codes make it nessasary to play games with people you know in real life. Without friend codes, you can only play random match ups with strangers.

Freind codes are also usually required for chat. 

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#8 Posted by Thanatos1337 (316 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thanatos1337"]Freind codes make it nessasary to know others codes in order to play with them right?goblaa

Friend codes make it nessasary to play games with people you know in real life. Without friend codes, you can only play random match ups with strangers.

Freind codes are also usually required for chat. 

How is this a problem? Except for the obsessive players who play 24/7 trying to be the best at an online game who will this really affect?
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#9 Posted by m_machine024 (15872 posts) -

But think about the kids, man. Think about the kids!!!!!! 

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#10 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -
[QUOTE="goblaa"]

[QUOTE="Thanatos1337"]Freind codes make it nessasary to know others codes in order to play with them right?Thanatos1337

Friend codes make it nessasary to play games with people you know in real life. Without friend codes, you can only play random match ups with strangers.

Freind codes are also usually required for chat.

How is this a problem? Except for the obsessive players who play 24/7 trying to be the best at an online game who will this really affect?

In my opinion, it isn't a problem. I feel the friend code thing is blown way out of proportion. It's really no big deal. 

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#11 Posted by m_machine024 (15872 posts) -
[QUOTE="goblaa"]

[QUOTE="Thanatos1337"]Freind codes make it nessasary to know others codes in order to play with them right?Thanatos1337

Friend codes make it nessasary to play games with people you know in real life. Without friend codes, you can only play random match ups with strangers.

Freind codes are also usually required for chat.

How is this a problem? Except for the obsessive players who play 24/7 trying to be the best at an online game who will this really affect?

Yeah, my thoughts. To me, it's not too big of a deal.
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#12 Posted by bc1391 (11906 posts) -
You don't need the friend codes to play online...
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#13 Posted by WiiForAll (234 posts) -
Friend Codes are really only a problem if you have to have them to play online. As long as a game has a way to play otherwise, I'm good.
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#14 Posted by nyoroism (3778 posts) -
I just wish you didn't have to receive your friend's code to add them. Why is there no 'Add to friends' button?!
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#15 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -
People that are saying "It's fine for me." aren't looking at the big picture here. When compared to Xbox Live (the current leader in online console gaming), the Wii's friend system is absurd.
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#16 Posted by WiiForAll (234 posts) -

People that are saying "It's fine for me." aren't looking at the big picture here. When compared to Xbox Live (the current leader in online console gaming), the Wii's friend system is absurd.Sooshy

I guess it's just not a problem for me because I don't care about friends online that much. Like with Madden, I always do the quick game feature or whatever, and I never really bother adding anyone. The only people I add are usually real life friends, which is just fine for Friend Codes. It may be a pain to have a different one for each game, but it really isn't so bad.

Now, if I had to pay a monthly fee for online, then you're right, it would be absurd. But since I don't, I don't mind.

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#17 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sooshy"]People that are saying "It's fine for me." aren't looking at the big picture here. When compared to Xbox Live (the current leader in online console gaming), the Wii's friend system is absurd.WiiForAll

I guess it's just not a problem for me because I don't care about friends online that much. Like with Madden, I always do the quick game feature or whatever, and I never really bother adding anyone. The only people I add are usually real life friends, which is just fine for Friend Codes. It may be a pain to have a different one for each game, but it really isn't so bad.

Now, if I had to pay a monthly fee for online, then you're right, it would be absurd. But since I don't, I don't mind.

I understand that it may be fine for you, but it's not fine for everyone. Nintendo does not care as much about online as they should.
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#18 Posted by Dencore (7094 posts) -

People that are saying "It's fine for me." aren't looking at the big picture here. When compared to Xbox Live (the current leader in online console gaming), the Wii's friend system is absurd.Sooshy

And I care why?

IMHO about 90% of the genres on console don't need or shouldn't have online in the first place. So I see no problem. 

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#19 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sooshy"]People that are saying "It's fine for me." aren't looking at the big picture here. When compared to Xbox Live (the current leader in online console gaming), the Wii's friend system is absurd.Dencore

And I care why?

IMHO about 90% of the genres on console don't need or shouldn't have online in the first place. So I see no problem.

How does your opinion translate into anything credible? Millions of people enjoy playing games online everyday.
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#20 Posted by 16bitkevin (3962 posts) -

I dislike Friend's Codes so much...

A simple unified "add to friends" option would've been nice.

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#21 Posted by coreygames (5027 posts) -
How does your opinion translate into anything credible? Millions of people enjoy playing games online everyday.
Sooshy
Exactly. So while you think it is absurd, other people will think it is fine. This thread should be over.
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#22 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sooshy"]How does your opinion translate into anything credible? Millions of people enjoy playing games online everyday.
coreygames
Exactly. So while you think it is absurd, other people will think it is fine. This thread should be over.

There are official numbers to prove my point. Millions of people play games online, right or wrong? There is a difference between an opinion backed by facts, and opinions backed by personal preference.

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#23 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

A simple unified "add to friends" option would've been nice.

16bitkevin

From what I understand, that's exactly what N is trying to avoid. 

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#24 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

[QUOTE="coreygames"][QUOTE="Sooshy"]How does your opinion translate into anything credible? Millions of people enjoy playing games online everyday.
Sooshy

Exactly. So while you think it is absurd, other people will think it is fine. This thread should be over.

There are official numbers to prove my point. Millions of people play games online, right or wrong? There is a difference between an opinion backed by facts, and opinions backed by personal preference.

Yes, but are the majority playing people they know in real life, or are they playing random strangers? 

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#25 Posted by Kalel559 (9621 posts) -

Only hardcore gamers complain about them. Casual gamers don't know any different and they probably like then since they're safe.

 By the way, hardcore gamers represent the minority now so get used to being ignored.

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#26 Posted by Sooshy (1723 posts) -
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[QUOTE="coreygames"][QUOTE="Sooshy"]How does your opinion translate into anything credible? Millions of people enjoy playing games online everyday.
goblaa

Exactly. So while you think it is absurd, other people will think it is fine. This thread should be over.

There are official numbers to prove my point. Millions of people play games online, right or wrong? There is a difference between an opinion backed by facts, and opinions backed by personal preference.

Yes, but are the majority playing people they know in real life, or are they playing random strangers?

Both? I don't know, I don't know any official numbers behind that.
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#27 Posted by hamidious (1537 posts) -
I don't really think it will be disastrous as people say. I agree, this thing is exagerrated.
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#28 Posted by Boba_Fett_3710 (8783 posts) -

I don't like the friends code system but on the other hand, I don't care to play someone I don't know personally more than once.

Most people don't realize that you don't need to use friend codes to play online. I've always liked random matches with random people online. 

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#29 Posted by laughingman42 (8730 posts) -
The only time I ever really care about playing someone I know online is my friends who go to school half way across the country. besides that random match ups are cool.
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#30 Posted by Tylendal (14681 posts) -

But think about the kids, man. Think about the kids!!!!!!

m_machine024

Well, it's just "insurance" against lawsuits. 

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#31 Posted by drewtwo99 (9156 posts) -
Friend code system is a hassle, sure... but it's a free hassle. So that's ok. I'd rather have free friend code system than pay for xbox live.
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#32 Posted by Virus214 (2052 posts) -

Friend code system is a hassle, sure... but it's a free hassle. So that's ok. I'd rather have free friend code system than pay for xbox live.drewtwo99

amen