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NWR Wi-Fi Night: Mario Kart 7 - Saturday, December 10

by J.P. Corbran - December 5, 2011, 5:06 pm PST
Total comments: 35

Come play online with the Nintendo World Report community this Saturday evening.

Nintendo World Report is hosting a Wi-Fi event for Mario Kart 7 this Saturday, December 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

To participate, make sure to add Nintendo World Report's Community Codes. For Battle Mode it's 52-8882-2728-4207, and for Grand Prix it's 15-7711-2023-1792.

You can also add your individual 3DS system friend code to this forum thread and add other NWR readers and staff (make sure to tell them via personal message that you added them so they can add you back).

Talkback

NinSageDecember 05, 2011

nooooooo! don't you mean January 10th, as in, when I'll have the game/system?! =P

oh well, have fun you lucky fellows.

As I said in the forum thread, we're hoping to make these events a more regular occurrence, for this and other games. Don't worry if you can't make it to this one, as it should be the first of many.

ChiramiiDecember 05, 2011

Damn, I need to get my practice in before this. I've played a few games with Greg the past couple of days and he kicked my butt! Is this race or battle?

Edit: Nevermind! I should have known it was the same group the was posted in another thread. 'Balloon Battle' it is then!

KITT 10KDecember 05, 2011

This sounds cool. I already added the code to my game, (before I even read this article), so I'm good to go if I am available to play. It'd be great if it was a regular occurrence like it is hoped to be. (I would tend to think that it would be a once a month thing if it does.) But so far, (aside from a few drawbacks like not being able to set up races that aren't in the GP, unless it's unlocked later because I loved being able to do that), the game is great thus far. I'm glad I got it.

Just an FYI - We're going to make another community for racing, too, and if anyone wants to come up with any other fun variants, we can make more communities as well.

ChiramiiDecember 05, 2011

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Just an FYI - We're going to make another community for racing, too

Good to hear. I don't know why but I only liked the battle mode in MK64. Is there any limit to how many communities you can be in?

KITT 10KDecember 05, 2011

How about one with specific conditions, like Mii only characters and/or specific karts? That could put an interesting twist on it.

Feel free to start your own communities with whatever rules you like. We started a thread in the Handheld Discussion section of the forums specifically for community codes, so you can post them there with a description of the rules.

I'm hoping (praying) that I am able to connect to all of you, which has been an issue with past 3DS games.

KITT 10KDecember 06, 2011

(If anyone is interested), my friend code is 3351-4054-7089. This way we can race in Mario Kart 7 and play other games too. (May take me a day or two to approve ya but if I see a "friend request" I will most likely add ya. I don't have anyone on it right now so I figured this may get me a few people to add to it.)

SilverQuilavaDecember 06, 2011

I'll probly have to wait til around christmas to do this.

TheFleeceDecember 06, 2011

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Just an FYI - We're going to make another community for racing, too, and if anyone wants to come up with any other fun variants, we can make more communities as well.

I just saw this after I made a NWR racing community. I posted the code in the Community Code thread, use it if you like. I didn't mean to jump the shark though.

SilverQuilavaDecember 08, 2011

I got a surprise game today. Looks like I might come to this event saturday.

SeacorDecember 09, 2011

Are you also going to get together in the NWR Grand Prix 150 community?

Yes. That community hadn't been created when I wrote the article and I forgot to add it. I'll do that now.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorDecember 10, 2011

Who wants to do a Double Dash night?  Still waiting to try that one again... :D

Remember everyone, this is starting in a little over an hour. Make sure to add the community codes in the main post to play, one for racing and one for Battle Mode. We can coordinate things in this thread here.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterDecember 10, 2011

Alright you goons bring it on!

TheFleeceDecember 10, 2011

I'm having trouble connecting to the 150cc Community. Anyone else having issues?

Quote from: TheFleece

I'm having trouble connecting to the 150cc Community. Anyone else having issues?

Is it just taking a long time? That's what it's doing for me, and I think it does that because there are relatively few of us so the wait for an open race is longer than it would be for a random match.

EDIT: Now I got a connection error that booted me to the main menu. I still think it may be what I said.

EDIT 2: Connected on the third try, but I seem to be in a room with no one else. Somebody come play with me please. :)

SeacorDecember 10, 2011

3 of us are in the grand Prix community

Yeah, I got into a game, played a couple races and got disconnected.

BlackNMild2k1December 10, 2011

BNM - 2
Striker Obi - 0

then we got disconnected.

2 Balloon Battle games (1 on 1) and now no one is in the lobby.
I'll give another few minutes and then I'm out.


edit:


Just played 2 more balloon Battles before getting disconnected.
This time with Johnnyboy & Ohhboy


Johnny - 1.5
BNM - .5
Ohhboy - 0


error code 003something

TheFleeceDecember 10, 2011

The wait to join a race is very long. The few races I was in were fun, but I'm done for tonight. If you ever see me online feel free to join me for a few races.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterDecember 10, 2011

I kept going back and forth between GP and Battle, never got disconnected once. Glad Nintendo fixed my wireless.

Now who the devil is Shy C? Beat me bad in battle mode!

SeacorDecember 10, 2011

I wish there were more communication phrases...

Be right back
Need to take a break
Be back in five
Going to check the other community

Or better yet, voice chat for those that want to use it and free form text input.  All communication could be locked down by parental controls, if needed.

BlackNMild2k1December 10, 2011

Quote from: Seacor

I wish there were more communication phrases...

Be right backup
Need to take a break
Be back in five
Going to check the other communities

Or better yet, voice chat for those that want to use it and free form text input.  All communication could be locked down by parental controls, if needed.

I agree 100%
I even made a funhouse thread about it
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=36463.0

Thank you to everyone who came out and played with us tonight. According to the game there were 10 people in the Grand Prix community for a lot of the night, so that's pretty good for a week after release. I and a couple other people had some technical issues, but all in all I think we had a pretty successful event.

Feel free to make any comments or suggestions about tonight's event here. What did you like, and what do you think we could improve upon in the future?

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusDecember 11, 2011

Maybe we can bring in a normal chat component via NWR chat. It would make grouping up larger games better since we can communicate to people in game so we can get ETAs.

BlackNMild2k1December 11, 2011

I also couldn't figure out how to tell the last person I was playing against that it was my last game and I had to go since we never made it back to a chat lobby, so NWR Chat being active at the same time would be good..

SilverQuilavaDecember 11, 2011

That really was some tight racing for a while there! I had fun. Hope there will be another grand prix sometime.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusDecember 11, 2011

The universal translator is a useful tool, but Nintendo being Nintendo, crippled the system out of misplaced, disproportional fear.

It was a shame you had to bug out BlacknMild2k1, it was a pretty sweet game. I would love to setup voice/smack chat in the side, but one step at a time. FC: 3222-5727-4873. PM me so I can counter add.

BlackNMild2k1December 12, 2011

I played 2 games with you & Johnnyboy, but then my connection dropped. :(

Then I jumped back in and got a game with someone by the name of "Brian" I think, and I played 2 more, but I had to go after that. How do you communicate that  with the person you are playing with?
I felt bad just dropping out of the game when it kept auto-entering me into the next match as my only options were to press the "Home" button to exit the game or select ok to go to the next match.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusDecember 12, 2011

You "don't" communicate with the person your playing with.

There is no way in-game to sync groups up so you can have a bigger game. It's luck of the draw. Maybe there is something the in game friends list that might help you re-join a dropped game, but as it stands, it's messy. Once you're playing it's pretty good, even when playing with people on the other side of the world, but the organizational aspect has a lot left to be desired. It's an ok system if you want to have massive random games or small group of friends that know each other explicitly, but whatever is in between gets lost like what happened on Wi-Fi night.

There were about 3 groups playing battle, but the games never got bigger than 4 people. NWR chat is going to be a must for our current group size.

BlackNMild2k1December 12, 2011

And this is why I hope Nintendo has Valve's Steamworks Dept. on a direct line for Wii U online.

Waiting room lobbies with text and voice chat, friendlist invites to join your room or game, ingame chat either text or voice. Something. I need to be able to communitcate with the people I'm playing with in some manner, even if they just expand the pre-defined text list. And they should drop you back into a lobby inbetween matches so you can wait for more people or change the game you're playing or adjust your options or something.

Maybe I should add this to the Online Network thread...

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