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If anyone plays around 12 noon to 4pm GST, let me know? I am 7/8 hours ahead of you.

Any other asian players other than Tyagi, Farrows and bobontheway?

Shimmy, I will have my revenge..

I play during the day, NNID old_smelly_socks

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Had some cool matches with Nate Wind!

Something weird happened during the last match, though: I got hit by a blue shell halfway through the match and Nate immediately overtook me. But literally less than three seconds later, he (and the rest of the drivers) were hit by lightning. Everyone, except for the guy who used the powerup... and me! Which is weird, as by that point I was already driving for at least a full two seconds and nowhere even near the stun animation caused by the blue shell. In other words, the lightning should've hit me as well.

Check it out. I get hit by the blue shell around 00:12 and Nate (Lemmy Koopa) and Koopa get hit by lightning seconds later, while I keep on trucking happily in the background.

Was this a glitch? Or does a blue shell hit guard you from similarly horrible hits for a few seconds or something?

This happened to the wife yesterday, not too sure whether she was blue shelled before it though, but for some reason she escaped the lightning.

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I'm usually about early afternoon. Be warned, I'm terrible:)

I keep meaning to go through singleplayer with this and unlock things, but every time I power it on online is just too tempting. Even when I come last, it's still enormous fun:)

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That fire hopping thing doesn't look too bad to me, just another little trick you can do to shave a tiny amount of time off, and it doesn't look hard to do. It's nowhere near as bad as the "snaking" from Mario Kart DS that completely changed the way you had to play. Unless I'm missing something?

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I tried the fire hopping briefly last night, it is doable but very easy to mess up and crash from if you are not careful.

I just hope that the online races don't become full of people doing it.

We can only hope that it is patched out if it becomes a real issue

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There was an MK8 ad on after the footy ended tonight. It was FUCKING SHIT. It did nothing to show what MK8 feels like and was presented like it was for kids, concentrating on little but irrelevant antigrav light amusement. At after 10pm or whatever. Well done again, Nintendo marketing department :seanr:

Absolutely fucking clueless.

If they had any sense they'd cut a few of their own proper Luigi death stares and buy the rights to that Chamillionaire song to play in the background. Done.

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I tried the fire hopping briefly last night, it is doable but very easy to mess up and crash from if you are not careful.

I just hope that the online races don't become full of people doing it.

We can only hope that it is patched out if it becomes a real issue

I'm worried it will become an issue, many people online will do anything to win/gain an advantage.

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That fire hopping thing doesn't look too bad to me, just another little trick you can do to shave a tiny amount of time off, and it doesn't look hard to do. It's nowhere near as bad as the "snaking" from Mario Kart DS that completely changed the way you had to play. Unless I'm missing something?

Call me old fashioned, but I would like time-trials to be about tight cornering rather than being able to do some glitch that was not intended to be part of the game. It doesn't really matter though, just a bit of a shame. I very much doubt it will affect online since it gives a minimal advantage and sounds like it can be potentially disastrous.

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I had some much better random games last night, but it is Brutal at the start when people collect first wave of items you can get caned if you are nicely lined up at the front for everyone to target you

The yoshi level was a bit weird , after the start there were so many lane choices I think i did almost the whole race with only 2 other people in view the whole time

After each race , when all the miis line up and a level is selected, the way they suddenly stop and stand with faces raised and mouths open makes me think the world has been enslaved by some kind of alien that wants to feed from their mouths or stick it's slimy proboscis in there. is this just me?

"Miis, receive me, receive my slimy bountttttttttty"

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The fire hopping is almost useless in an actual race unless theres only 3 of you, and even then the items help even it up. Had a few good battles with indy last night, finally getting used to the bikes.

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Yeah, it makes so little difference to the time that in a race it's pretty pointless, particularly given the use of items.

In time trials it takes off a tiny amount of time, but I think it's a legitimate thing to do - it's the same as boosting off a ramp, you slow down from a boost a little slower in the air than you do on the ground, so hopping off the ground coming off a boost is going to help. Of course, hopping also means you have a much greater chance of starting a drift if you are not going dead straight, so the possibilities of crashing are much higher.

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I think its about as well balanced as it could be really, its a shame you cant have a couple of character "classes" like COD because you could do with a light or heavy choice depending on track. But the voting wait is bad enough so id rather not add to that.

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I still haven't won an online race yet. I had my best race last night, and came second, and just as I crossed the line (the word 'FINISH' was fading in) I got a connection error. FUCK!

I had a hot date with a woman last night but as usual I came first ;)

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In other news, does anyone else find that sometimes online the controls feel 'laggy' only ever so slightly.

I went online for the first time last night (not with you lot here) and after a week of play on single player I really noticed it.

Still won though.

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How do you add people from the Friends/Rivals list? I have seen people mention it, but anyone that I have clicked in to doesn't have any option to add them as a friend. I'm doing it wrong aren't I?

Hit the home button, go to friends and then add them from the "recently played with" list.

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If anyone has set a time it'll be in the "more ghosts" bit, however it's flaky as fuck so you might need to go in/out a couple of times - when the "loading miiverse posts" on the left disappears it's finished the search - but if you're seeing nothing but the top 10 times then sticking your Wii U in a DMZ might help. You should have the top 10, ten times around yours and any friends times all in one list.

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