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Haiassai

Haiassai

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#2

Haiassai commented on Fashion: A Young Reader Shows That Style Matte...:

I REAALLY hope that this game brings the new generation into Nintendo. I'm done talking to my students about 5 Nights at Freddys.

@ekreig Iono. I get it that form should follow function, but them wearing caps to get splattered in ink also feels strange.

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#8

Haiassai commented on Video: Nintendo of America's Musical Splatoon ...:

Child age group,. this will be fine. But once they get to T and YA... good luck =.= The internet controls their minds and if the internet thinks its bad, they will too. And who runs the internet? People our age [I have no clue how old you guys are, but still :P ]

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#9

Haiassai commented on Video: Nintendo of America's Musical Splatoon ...:

Child age group,. this will be fine. But once they get to T and YA... good luck =.= The internet controls their minds and if the internet thinks its bad, they will too. And who runs the internet? People our age [I have no clue how old you guys are, but still :P ]

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#14

Haiassai commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

I'm with the minority: I didn't hate it, but it wasn't a wowzer. I've voiced my issue already: when I'm able to communicate with my teammates, I think I'll enjoy the game better. I'm still going to get it on Day One due to my preorder, but I am not extremely drawn to it. Maybe when you custom your weapons and gear, that will be more appealing, as well. But right now, there is little that makes me want to play more and more.

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#16

Haiassai commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

@Dr_Lugae "You can't evolve online chat because unless the entire culture changes it will always be as bad as a the foulest players playing it"

Unless players are able to block out individuals rather than just a pure mute. I know I did that back in the days of Age of Empires II. I feel like people just place blanket statements on Nintendo's policies to accept what they do. "My country right or wrong," no?

If Nintendo is not going to accept VC ever, then they need to find a way for gamers to communicate to each other in what they deem is safe yet not stifling. I'll tell you one thing: saying "Good luck!" or whatever before an MK8 race is super stifling. Fortunately, that game doesn't need interaction. But the Splatoon generic built-in audio commands is a step in that direction, but still is rather limiting. If Nintendo wants to be without VC, they need to be creative in this field, or else the rest of the world will be disappointed.

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#17

Haiassai commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Your language in your first comment seemed to depict otherwise, as well as your comment to @Quorthon : to say that there is "no need at all for VC" is to miss our point. Sure, you could play the game without VC—there is no need like there is a need for it. However, it really does amplify the gameplay since this is a teambased game. I have seen teambased games use VC really effectively. You don't have to agree, that's fine, but by saying "there is no need" makes me question if you really see the point. Also, my issue is still unmet: what do you do with strangers you want to VC with? You can't get their Skype account in game...

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#19

Haiassai commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

@Quorthon It's conservative and creative, which sounds like an oxymoron, but that's how Ninty works. I'm not a Nintendo apologist, but I at least understand that delicate balance they're trying to work with. I get that they don't want to leave a young population in the dust while gamers our age dominate the scene. But in the same sense, you're absolutely right: they're leaving us hardcore gamers dry and wanting more lacking VC.

I personally see @outburst 's issue being resolved by having specific areas for casual and hardcore gamers. But bleh... :/

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#20

Haiassai commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

@outburst That's a fair point—one that I'd rather hear from the developers themselves. But your counter-argument is just as solid too—make a tournament section made for more hardcore gamers that want to use VC!

@Ic3pick039 Don't get me wrong: I fully agree with you. I'm just done with this debate since it's rather old and I've said my peace (or piece... both are applicable) many enough times. I'm now just arguing for those who argue that "there is NO need for VC." If you don't want it, fine, but don't claim something that isn't true [which, to clarify, isn't you. We're cool, broski ;) ]

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#21

Haiassai commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Okay, this VC debate is getting old—especially with very little of the population seeming to not understand the other side. To note, I favour voice chat, but I see Nintendo's hesitancy. But to say that 3rd party VC works fine, the biggest issue is this: I have nearly no friends who own a Wii U (and I really don't know the percentage of those who would play Splatoon). How am I to communicate to my team if they are full of strangers?

As for "watching online matches" to see very little people who use VC... there's a reason: many are trying to showcase their own individual skill. In college, I witnessed a number of people using VC for Halo or TF2. My roommate became friends with a player through VC who lived across the country. Despite the stereotype of "13-year-old-boys who have nothing to say," there is a wealth of people who are more mature and have things TO say.

I am not here to argue that Nintendo should insert VC. I've done enough of that. But for those who do not care for VC, AT LEAST understand that we on the "other side" have a very valid argument. If anything, the new King of the Hill mode reeks of team strategy that would benefit from communication with your teammates. If you don't want VC, fine, but at least consider our side worth of an issue.

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#23

Haiassai commented on Feature: A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games:

I absolutely loved Kirby growing up. The gameplay, the colors, and the music... so much sentiment. Granted, I haven't played a Kirby game since Crystal Shards and I'm looking for a game that has the Kirby feel but isn't just made for little kids. Which one would you recommend?

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#30

Haiassai commented on Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score:

This is why numbers mean nothing. Absolutely nothing. Number ratings give the reader an arbitrary sense of what how good the individual finds the game to be, but does not define what is good or bad about the games. Scores are a nice touch if added to the wealth of what the reviewers think, but ideally, it's best to have reviews without ratings.

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#32

Haiassai commented on Pirate Bay Co-Founder Unable To Experience The...:

@Bi-Mabeobsa it's not just that. It's WHERE the money goes to, as well. So much money goes to the distributor versus the actual creator of the artwork, and it just isn't right. I don't condone theft, but I understand the idea behind the Pirate Bay. It isn't to get things for free, but it's to support the idea that creativity belongs to the artist, not to the conglomerate.

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#37

Haiassai commented on Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super...:

@DarthNocturnal Right, but all those changes were made by the developers themselves. Iono. Call me a purist who loves history being kept as is, but if someone were to change the system, it should be the creator of said system. I'm not here to attack people who mod controllers or systems. Having a quickfire controller is a nifty thing to have. I think it's a wonderful aspect of creativity and believe more people should do it. However, I appreciate those who retain a system to how it was originally because the creator made it that way. Thus any improvement on the system or gameplay would alter how the creator meant it to be played.

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#39

Haiassai commented on Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super...:

@DarthNocturnal I disagree. By making it better, you change the experience. People may hate the stick, but that's what made it the N64. Same thing with glitches in games. Some of them may be frustrating, but the awareness of it is what adds to the legend (granted, unless the glitch utterly ruins the game—and I don't think the stick is so detrimental that no one can play Smash64).

Now do I recommend that all games should have glitches? No. Should all hardware have clunky aspects to it when first released? No. But the product has been made and what is to be experienced has been solidified. A surface-level paint job won't change that, but improving a controller will.

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#45

Haiassai commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@Quorthon fair enough. While it wasn't explicitly stated, you can definitely see how it left room for question. Seeing how I'm a music & special-ed teacher, you can understand where I'd want no precedent for that matter. Apologies for being overly anticipatory.

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#47

Haiassai commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@Quorthon I was nodding my head in agreeance to much of your comment until I hit this: "They're just words. If words so harm you, that is really a "you" problem, and the rest of the community shouldn't be punished for it."

No.

Never blame the victim of harassment. I don't care if you're being hyperbolic to make a point—too many people have suffered in the name of the blind greater good. Is it a shame that Swap Note is dead because of people being taken advantage of? Yes. Is it annoyance that we have to reword our vocabulary to align with politically correct words? Yes. Is it the parents or community's job to intervene to help others with abuse rather than having a blanket approach from a company or government to change our way of life? Yes. That said, do NOT blame the victims for being abused. They don't deserve it.

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#48

Haiassai commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@akaDv8R Right, and I completely understand your resignation. I think I'm int he same boat as you—while it's a darn shame, I understand where Nintendo is coming from. I'm just tired of people on BOTH ends of the argument belittling the other side. high five for understanding Though I haven't been following CoD within the past x iterations... and definitely never played t on a Nintendo console.

@MadAdam81 Right, and I probably am going to do that. Sadly, however, I only have four other friends who own a Wii U and only two who wil probably get Splatoon. So you can understand my disappointment in no-stranger-chat. Granted, I get the whole Stranger Danger policy Nintendo has.

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#49

Haiassai commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in J...:

@eaglebob345 Why? Because you want to play it but don't own a N3DS? The fact that they got the game's immense world and fluid gameplay onto the new portable astonished even the original developers. There's no way the 3DS, a handheld whose processing power is poor (relatively). The drawbacks of running it on the 3DS isn't multiple cartridges ( which has nothing to do with CPU but rather capacity), but rather something rather jittery, cramped, and undesirable.

@JaxonH Thank you. I'm glad someone understands.