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[Let’s Talk] Miiverse memories

Posted on July 22, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk

Nintendo issued a new Wii U firmware update this week. The system hasn’t seen the addition of any new features in quite some time, so normally this wouldn’t be big news. However, it ended up being fairly significant after dataminers apparently found text that mentions the end of Miiverse.

First thing: we can’t say with absolutely certainty that the datamined text is accurate. Second, assuming it’s true, it may take time for Nintendo to pull the plug on Miiverse. For all we know, it could be a year, two years, or longer.

However, we can’t deny that Miiverse isn’t as prominent these days as it once was. It’s not a part of Switch at all. Wii U is still used by many players, but it’s not in the spotlight now. And the 3DS does feature Miiverse as well, though you could argue that it isn’t as significant there as it is on Wii U.

So let’s take a moment or two to look back on Miiverse. How do you feel the community as a whole? Do you think the original idea was good for Nintendo to put in place? How active were you on Miiverse, if at all? Do you have any memories in particular? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – July 2017

JasonBall

Too much in too little time. I’m losing at life in general. I’ve lost focus.

Sorry for the edginess, kinda tired. Realistically, I, uh, finished my annual replay of OoT 64, my fav game of all time, on my birthday. Always fun to kill Ganon on my special day every year, after marathoning my way through all the temples the week prior. Also, since my Wii disc drive broke someone bought me a new Wii so I’ve been blasting through Subspace to unlock all the characters again since savedata can’t transfer on that game. That adventure mode is the greatest thing on the planet sometimes. I’d pay 60 just for a new one on Switch.

Also, trying to finish Ever Oasis, hard to do as it kinda lost me several hours in. Trying to power through though, can’t let backlog get any bigger. Also, BotW dlc challenge and new file in master mode.

Tlink7

I’m still playing BotW 😀 almost 85 hours in, just entered Vah Naboris and still love the game as much as when I started playing it <3 one of my all-time favourite video games SpaceLud35

Finishing Ace Attorney Dual Destinies. On the last case but… I mean… how did no one point out that such a critical event was just about to happen. The writing for this case is very contrived. Still, it’s been fun getting all this backstory on the cast.

Finished Snake Pass earlier. Got it on sale. Adapted to the controls pretty quick. Only 2 stages had me scratching my head searching for collectibles. David Wise’s music was awesome. Visuals could be sharper would be my only criticism as you can definitely tell it’s being upscaled.

Will probably start AA Spirit of Justice next while mixing in some MonHun Gen as I try to get the small crowns filled in.

Kalmaro

Well, I’ve started ever oasis but then went back to playing puyo puyo tetris on my Switch. My baby brothers have been kicking my butt in that game and that is unacceptable.

I’ve also solved an issue with my computer that was causing my GPU to overheat, so now I can play hitman again!

theFooFighter

Halo 2, ff tactics a2, transformers devastation, arms, disgaea 3 and Pandora’s tower

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  • Exy

    Here’s my Miiverse memories. There might be some good stuff in it. https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/The-Excel/posts

    • JasonBall

      Wait what who is that?

  • Gustavo Valim
    • RoadyMike

      Bard was an experience

    • Vigilante_blade

      What the….

    • Addy

      That belongs in a 4chan forum or DeviantArt.

    • hi-chan!

      LMAO!

  • Adrian Brown

    Why cant metroid crawl

    • the worst part of miiverse was fanboys getting mad at new users for not knowing video game lore
      i’m sure plenty of us wondered how to get through that hole the first time we played super metroid or metroid

  • RoadyMike

    No skin off my back. There a lot of good art but the terrible mods, rampant false reporting, permabans of a lot of my favorite artists and commentators, oversaturation of kid users among a lot of other things made using Miiverse a chore at times

  • Vigilante_blade

    My only Miiverse memory is “why cant metroid crawl”

    I hardly ever used it and it often felt like a creepy hivemind to me.

  • Locky Mavo

    Didn’t use it much, but there were a couple of good laughs and great artwork here and there, but nothing too special that I’d really miss it. I do think their app has the potential to be better than MiiVerse, but they got a bit of work to do to make the app even as good as MiiVerse was.

  • JasonBall

    It’s awesome, a central part if the Wii U and 3ds experience, and I’ll be sad to see it go because I used it a lot.

  • miiverse was really great in the beginning
    everyone was very nice and positive

    as soon as the 3ds got miiverse, the new users thought it was the youtube comment section

  • Addy

    I remember posting a number of funny comments during my gameplays, with the occasional doodle within the mix.

  • AJK

    It was fun seeing people trying to get obvious penis pics past the censors by disguising them slightly. My favourite one was on the Ghost hunting game on Nintendo Land, someone had drawn a penis with a speech bubble coming from it that said “I am a ghost” 🙂

  • Meadowtronic

    There is a twitter page called badmiiverseposts that saves a lot the weird ones. Though I would have to say the best memories I had was in wind waker hd when you’d receive miiverse posts in the form if bottles washed up on the shore. It made the quest feel less lonely and it felt good to share and receive pictographs to help each other complete the pictograph side quest to snap a pic of every npc.

  • R.Z.

    I liked Miiverse a lot.
    To have a light social medium 100% about video games was pretty cool in my opinion, even though I can’t say it led to a lot of actual conversations. But I would never go using regular social media for posting silly screenshots or doodles related to videogames, so that was one place to share that kind of stuff that was all about it.

    My best memories are related to Splatfests. I liked the dynamic of everyone doodling for their team, and the posts being integrated to the game. You could find some pretty rad artwork and even the bad ones were usually somewhat endearing.
    It was nice to get notifications of likes for a few days onward when you made the effort to post something that took a bit of work and people liked too.
    Since I will probably never link any Twitter/Facebook account to my Switch and it’s pretty hard to draw on it, I don’t think I will actively take part in that aspect of Splatfests anymore and I know I will miss that.

  • MagcargoMan

    I didn’t really use it outside of Mario Maker and the one Splatfest I participated in but then again I don’t really play my Wii U that much. Taking it down would suck though since the Miiverse aspect of Mario Maker was nice. Maybe they’ll add it’s own comment system to that game to use after Miiverse is gone.

    EDIT: Also some of the posts people did for the Miiverse stage in Smash were gold.