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Discussion in 'Smash Brothers' started by Atomheart, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    The Play Anyone option is pretty much worthless. Not only can you not see names or use taunts, but the matches are fixed to 4 player 2 minute KO fest. So not only can you not have less than four players (people or CPU's), but you can't change the mode. That sucks.

    I suppose there are friends matches though. I just hope that I'm playing when everyone else is.

    Bummer.

    I've also been having problems connecting to friends games. Sometimes it doesn't work at all without giving an error message. Sometimes I just get disconnected. And sometimes, I get the bizarre message that my "friends status" has changed, even though it clearly hasn't.


    Quick question, which I doubt anyone knows: Can you only play friends matches against YOUR friends? In other words, say I want to join a friends match with a friend, who is waiting with a friend of his/hers who is NOT my friend. Is this possible?
     
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    link1305 WiiChat Member

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    I agree, the online options are pretty limited for "anyone" matches at this point. I haven't even been able to get in a match for some reason....it just sits at the player select screen saying it's waiting for 3 other people, and after a minute it kicks me back to the main menu saying there was a problem.

    Anyway, I'm hoping that they'll expand the 'anyone' customization options down the road. At this point I would imagine they're just trying to get everything working with regards to SSB online (and keeping up with the loads). Does anyone know if there are more options for "anyone" matches in the Japanese version?
     
  3. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    They might as well not even have included the Anyone option. I'd rather not have one at all than to have all of my hopes and hype crushed upon getting the game.

    Anyway, I wouldn't count on them expanding the Anyone options. I think they did that on purpose to make the matchmaking simple (for them).
     
  4. VidyaVince

    VidyaVince vidya gaems

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    If the Wii had a hard drive, you would be able to play with much more options.
     
  5. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    I can't even get a game of anyone match. It just sits there searching for other players then after 2 minutes or something it kicks me off and say I was disconnected from players.
     
  6. Gampla

    Gampla Brawl user = Ninja

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    everything works perfectly for me and i got no complaints with brawl its perfect.
     
  7. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Just do Friends matches. That's what I'm going to have to do. I'm going to PM you my FC. Add me and send me yours.
     
  8. balrogs.pa

    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    it would be kind of unfair since once person gets to choose all the modes lives, so you would end up being in a match where everyone is giant, fast, and the gravity is high. on a map which is completely un even (one platform, one space for player one, the rest is completely below him, which is covered with spikes and all that.)
    Well i think it is because the game just came out, so the servers aren't probably up all the way. so i think the 'friend status' is probably no room in a server for you and your friends.

    Yes it probably is possible.
     
  9. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Well, I really didn't mean THOSE options. You can't even change it from 2-minute KO fest to a 3-minute KO fest, let alone a stock battle, etc. In other words, you can ONLY do 2-minute KO fest battles. It's so limited that it's worthless. I suppose that's their way of forcing us to do Friends battles.
     
  10. balrogs.pa

    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    I would rather have it like guitar hero, where someone hosts a match with settings like stock timeing and you can search for stock match or time or something
     
  11. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Exactly. That's how I thought it was going to be. Strangely, no reviews mentioned this. Bummer. It's bad enough that there are no stats, names, or taunts in Play Anyone matches.
     
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    CARLS CAR WiiChat Member

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    I'm able to play with my friend but it's reallllly laggy. Every now and then though we get a good 10 seconds of smooth gameplay but the majority of our games have been lag ridden.
     
  13. balrogs.pa

    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    Well the only real thing i wanted was that you could have a taunt in any match so that you could say something like "Hey dude your good, add me my friend code is ____________, which i bet everyone would have as one.
     
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    the random play seems very odd. usually it jus sits there til time runs out, without anyone joining.

    im able to edit time and stock for friend fights though at least.
     
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    I dont care about anyone mode really, but the friends one needs improvement, I cant even get a game with my added friends to work. One of us starts a game and no one can join it lol.

    Edit: lol, that smart person didnt know someone was downloading a Netflix o_O heh. But friends mode still could use some work, and more players :D a few bigger maps and up to 8 players would rock!
     
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    well ive been trying "anyone" since i havent gotten anyone to give me their FC yet and either it isnt connecting half the time or isnt finding anyone. i mean i know it just came out but you gotta figure theres enough people for a random 4 man.
     
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    FloYdian ....

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    i think random match should have 2 options. time and stock.

    both should be predifined to make it easier. time 2:00 and stock um 3.
     
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    It's alright for me, nothing to brag about. I've experienced minimal lag, but it's obviously slower than playing a typical 'Brawl' match. I'm mostly looking forward to the 'With Friends' feature.
     
  19. Marioman

    Marioman Locke likes oranges

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    I haven't been able to play one online match...even with friends...this sucks
     
  20. LeWaffles

    LeWaffles CUSTOM

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    i'm having a hard time just trying to get on. it says its waiting to register other opponents but after 5 or so min of beating up the sand bag... nothing happens. i got one guy to register once, then i got kicked off. What's going on?
     

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