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DS Daily: Worst Wi-Fi problems

We all pretty much agree that friend codes aren't exactly Nintendo's best decision ever, but every week after Game Night (which is probably when this blogger does the lion's share of weekly online DS gaming), there are always a few thoughts rumbling around about things that could be better. Being unable to add new friends to Clubhouse Games while in a room, for instance, or the 2-or-4 player restrictions on Tetris. Any other issues you can think of? Sometimes it seems that online multiplayer functions just weren't quite subjected to the same quality control issues. They work well enough, to be sure, but they could easily be better in a lot of cases.

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1-21-2008 @ 12:39AM

Seikene said...

Btw, even thought there are people who use cheating and it's pretty pathetic, CHEAP TACTICS DO NOT EQUAL CHEATING. Snaking isn't cheating, it is a cheap method of winning though, and I'll freely use it depending on the other racers. To me, if I can snake poorly and support it, then you should at least learn it and be the best, even if it means being cheap, isn't that the point of getting so good at a game? People in SSBM can't be tournament good w/o wave dashing, teching, and every other technique that's been called "glitches" and even "cheating" sometimes. People in Gunz ( random online game I use to play, Gunz-Online is the name) would use the same kind of technique as in SSBM, called K-style, and they are called macroers or even hackers for it, but that takes skill as well as snaking in MK or wave dashing in SSBM and shouldn't be called cheating because you'd be a nub for not knowing how to do that in the game but then call yourself awesome for knowing "every trick in the book". Alright I'm done talking bout that, now bout cheating, it ain't right, like I mentioned in my other post. Offline, sure if you want to skip something or have fun. Offline multiplayer, with friends of course it's even more fun to show them how you can eat 100+ bullets :P. Now ANY cheating ONLINE is just plain annoying, especially with scores and stats invovled. No lie, I have a rival on my MPH name that has over 1 million kills, 5 star who hasn't even been in the game for 2 hours. His total time playing the game, offline, online, or anywhere was 1 hour 34 minutes. Can the WTFness get any higher at this point?? Anyway I have to say, unless you're getting something materialistic out of this (which is pretty pathetic), then whats the point of playing a game through cheats that makes it annoying for us, pointless for you guys when we obviously see your scores and your skills, and more annoying for the scores online that get plagued by your "1337" cheats.


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1-22-2008 @ 8:01PM

PsychoPhil said...

I agree that WEP security is not good enough. The main router on my home network runs WPA (Linksys WRT54G flashed with DD-WRT firmware). However, since I also want to be able to use the DS wi-fi I put a WEP access point (Linksys WAP54G) on the DMZ of my main router (which means basically outside the secure area of my actual home network). I get the wi-fi and if in the rare chance someone breaches it, all they get is internet and not my home network. Added security bonus, I can just unplug it when not in use.


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