Got a call from Nintendo this morning…

Following my rant and continual email harassment to the Nintendo North America office, a technical rep from NOA called me this morning. In short, he is telling me this:

If you are trying to play with anyone on SSBB, I would suggest you to forget it and just use friend codes

Aww crap, I am so sad.

Hit the link to see more details.

He explained to me that SSBB WFC is very different from the example I quoted to him, World of Warcraft, in that SSBB is purely a peer to peer connection system, and there are no Nintendo central server involved. Well, I still find it hard to believe though since when we are connecting to the WFC, there MUST be some server to authenticate us and act like a gateway to other players, right?

Okay, if SSBB is purely peer to peer, why would there be NO games available online at all? He explains that because we are physically at Singapore, the latency of the network prevents us from getting any connection at all. HUH, but I thought even the US folks are having problem with this connection? What the hell are they talking about now?

My next question is if I set my Wii to Singapore region, will I be matched with Singapore players, thereby increasing chance of getting a game. He hesitated and said, technically yes, BUT thats provided there are also other Singapore sets online at the same time. Okay, I get you, its not happening.

I quoted Mario Kart’s superior WFC, and he again said Mario Kart is totally different architecture, in which it has a central server for all players to connect to.

I do not have enough knowledge to understand if what he said are all true, but certain explanations really seems fishy to me.

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2 Responses to Got a call from Nintendo this morning…

  1. Vince says:

    Well done kolslorr!

    BTW, are you whizz on gameaxis? 😉

  2. kolslorr says:

    thanks!!

    but I am not whizz, hehe… :p

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