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SM3DASislit

Did you guys see this?
https://ninjalathegame.com/en/news/campaign/holidaysale2020.html
Also, @ryancraddock, and @Liam_Doolan, (or others @NintendoLife) if you guys want to cover this article about Ninjala, the link is above.
EDIT: I hope you guys don't mind me continuing to give you guys Ninjala articles to write about. If you guys do mind, please let me know.

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

There's something I want to ask you guys, what can Ninjala do to improve? 🤔
I'm asking because I mentioned Ninjala a week and a half (ish) ago, in regards to it not receiving any nominees for The Game Awards, and someone said that Ninjala has "some serious issues". I was also reading through the comments on previous Ninjala articles, and people seemed pretty excited for it before it was released, so it makes me kind of sad (and confused) as to what happened to the hype of Ninjala.
Who knows, maybe an issue that you had with Ninjala at launch (or in the betas) has now been fixed, so list any issues you have (or had) with Ninjala to see if it's been fixed. 🤔

EDIT: Here’s a list of problems that people have said that they have with Ninjala (most of these problems are ones that people have mentioned since launch)

  • Confusing tutorial (Kind of confused by this, as I didn’t find it confusing)
  • Luck based parry system (You can now “exit” parries)
  • One-time consumable weapons skins (This has been kind of fixed in Season 3)
  • Not enough maps, especially at launch
    (Did Splatoon 1 even have 5 maps at launch? I thought it was 2 (or 3) maps as well) 🤔
  • Expensive cosmetics

Edited on by SM3DASislit

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

Did you guys see this?
https://ninjalathegame.com/en/news/campaign/holidaylogin2020....
Also, @ryancraddock, @Liam_Doolan, and @KateGray if you guys want to cover this article about Ninjala, the link is above.

Edited on by SM3DASislit

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

Taceus wrote:

@JaxonH
It's very deflating to enjoy something that nobody else seems to care for. That's why when I get the time I'll check out Ninjala, seeing as SM3DASislit's efforts to get something happening with Ninjala seemingly goes unnoticed. As a lvl34 player on Splatoon Wii U, I can't see any reason why I wouldn't like Ninjala.

@Taceus
THANK YOU SO MUCH for saying that! (Sorry for the all caps, I just really appreciate you saying that). Yeah, it really stinks because I'm trying to get people to try Ninjala (without posting about it so much that people start calling me a spammer/troll), but basically whenever I try to get a conversation going about Ninjala, almost everyone either dismisses it or just doesn't respond. I was starting to get concerned that even Nintendo Life itself (i.e. the staff) weren't beginning to care about Ninjala, as the last 2 news tips I sent them about Ninjala didn't get posted, and they're pretty with writing articles that had news tips sent to them. What stinks, even more, is that my own friend, who really likes Splatoon, isn't really into Ninjala, which is surprising and sad to see. He doesn't mind playing it with me when I'm on, but he like never plays it on his own time.

Wait, what happened to your post? I checked the Monster Hunter Rise Forum later to see if there was anything new people were talking about (like I usually do with various Forums), and it seems to be gone all of a sudden. 🤔

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

JaxonH

I was interested in Ninjala, but honestly, the F2P aspect kinda disinterested me and then the Rock Paper Scissors thing and combat just wasn’t as satisfying as Splatoon 2. And I put in hundreds of hours into Splatoon. It still seemed like a quality game, but it just made me want to play Splatoon 2.

Still, Ninjala is crazy popular. It’s surpassed several million downloads. It just seems like the people on this particular site have certain interests. I’m sure the Ninjala subReddit is really active if looking for robust discussion. That’s always a good failsafe if not gaining traction on NintendoLife.

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Jesus is Lord.

SM3DASislit

@JaxonH
I didn't realize that, I guess I missed your comments on the previous Ninjala articles. Oddly enough, the F2P aspect is actually what made me even more interested in it. I also don't seem to mind the Rock Paper Scissors aspect. You can actually get out of that now by pressing the L button. That's the same way with my friend, he said that he would rather play Splatoon 2 or Smash Ultimate. At least you think it's still a quality game. 🤔

I know that it's been downloaded millions of times, but it doesn't feel that way on here. Even the people who I've dubbed as the "Ninjala Gang", I feel like aren't doing enough to rally behind Ninjala. (As much as I hate to say that).
I came to theorize that maybe people on Nintendo Life aren't into F2P games, but when Genshin Impact released that theory started to be questioned. I've actually been surprised how much support Genshin Impact has been getting. I expected Genshin Impact to be dismissed as a "Chinese knock-off of BOTW" like it was getting before it launched, but it ended up being a Mario + Rabbids reception situation instead.
For Ninjala, I expected the reception that Genshin Impact is getting currently to be the case for Ninjala. Basically, I expected the opposite reception for both games, but the reverse is what actually happened (if that makes any sense at all).
Heck, I would even say that ARMS has a more loyal fanbase than Ninjala does, even though ARMS has about half of the copies "sold" than Ninjala does.
Well, with Reddit being "Reddit", I don't know how civilized the conversation would be, until it turned into something completely random, that wasn't even brought up. 🤔
I hope that I'm making at least some sense, and I also hope I haven't come off as defensive or sharp in this post, or my previous post. 🤔 If this came off as a rant, then I am sorry.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

Taceus

@SM3DASislit
That's odd, I wasn't notified that you @'d me, otherwise I would have replied sooner, sorry. I have a nearly 4yo daughter that takes up a lot of my time, but as a doting dad I wouldn't have it any other way.
I should have some time spare later on today to finally give Ninjala a go, then I'll be back here posting my impression of it.
I must say, when I first saw it I really liked the look of it. Someone (I think Jump) mentioned it's like a mash-up of Splatoon and Sunset Overdrive (the second reason, behind Rare Replay, that I would want an XBox One) so I'm definitely keen to give it a go.
As for my disappeared post, I figured my Great Wall of Text was a bit too much and deleted it.

'I used to be with 'it', then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you too.' - Abe Simpson

Switch Friend Code: SW-8282-1096-1431 | 3DS Friend Code: 3909-7678-9918 | My Nintendo: Taceus | Nintendo Network ID: Taceus

SM3DASislit

@Taceus
Huh, that is odd, you're totally fine. I get that people have things that keep them busy throughout the day, whether it's family, hobbies, etc, or if you're just in a different time zone. 🤔
Oh cool, don't feel pressured into trying it out. I hope I haven't posted too much about Ninjala, and haven't hyped it up too much. If you want to see the criticisms that people have said about Ninjala, just check this thread.
So, if you don't mind me asking, when did you first see Ninjala? 🤔
Great Wall of Text? That's gold.
Actually, people post "Great Walls of Text" a decent amount (especially in The Chit Chat Thread). While there's nothing with that, I can get how that can be overwhelmed as I can get overwhelmed reading one huge "Great Wall of Text" as well. If you feel like your post is too big, you can split it up into 2 posts. 🤔

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

Taceus

Just my luck, when I tried to play it maintenance was being done, fortunately it was good to go half an hour later.
I must have spent an hour on this, most of that was reading through the menu's and online manual, as well as the tutorial which isn't that long at all. Played two games (would've been longer but had to go get dinner), came third in both due to focusing on drone kills. Gotta say, I like it. I can see myself spending more time with it trying out the different weapons, playstyles and chasing the unlocks/rewards.
It'll make for a good break from playing Rogue Company and vice-versa. And I'm tempted to get season one for the offline single player.
The only issue with it personally (and I'm nitpicking here) was the boxed in arena we were playing in, but from videos I've seen there are more arena's, so I'll have to be patient.
Keen to spend some more time with it, until then I'll be checking out hints, tips and strategy video's on YT to equip myself with some knowledge. I need to, cos' in the heat of battle what I learnt in the tutorial was quickly forgotten, replaced by mindless button-mashing😖
Edit: Apologies, it's now less a wall and more a fence of text. I'll keep trying.

Edited on by Taceus

'I used to be with 'it', then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you too.' - Abe Simpson

Switch Friend Code: SW-8282-1096-1431 | 3DS Friend Code: 3909-7678-9918 | My Nintendo: Taceus | Nintendo Network ID: Taceus

SM3DASislit

@Taceus
Yikes, at least the maintenance was over shortly after you got on.
Yeah, it does take a bit to get through the menus at first, but once you do, it doesn't take long to get into battle. Nice job with getting third place both times. That's good that you seem to like it.
When Ninjala first released, it was the only thing I was playing for like the first month. I would recommend the Story Mode Chapters, however, the Chapters are on the shorter side of length.
I think you mean the WNA Academy stage? I actually like that stage. There's a stage I don't like as much,(Eagle City), as I feel it's too big of a stage.
I really appreciate you trying it out, and going in with an open mind. Let us know if you need help, as the rest of the Ninjala Gang should be able to help you out.
I actually didn't see it when it was a wall of text. You're totally fine, like I said before, if you need to split into 2 posts, then do that.

This is for anyone:
Did you guys see this?
https://gonintendo.com/stories/375322-ninjala-developer-diary...
Also, @ryancraddock, @Liam_Doolan, and @KateGray if you guys want to cover this article about Ninjala, the link is above.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

This is just a reminder that the second Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collab is going on now, and items from the first collab are back. 🤔
The collab will go until February 17, so make sure you get the items you want, as I'm not this collab will come back again, but we'll see what happens in the future. 🤔

Edited on by SM3DASislit

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

Hey Guys,
This is just a reminder that Season 6 has started, the 1st year anniversary login bonus has started, and that the Story Mode packs have a 90% discount on them. The login bonus and the Story Mode discount will go until July 7th.

Hey @ryancraddock, @Liam_Doolan, @KateGray, or @dartmonkey, could you guys please let people know that Ninjala Season 6 has started. If you guys post about it, you can just update the previous Ninjala article talking about Season 6.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

SM3DASislit

Did you guys see this?

It's the 1st Anniversary stream talking about the next collab, upcoming tournaments, the roadmap for Season 6, and a new (beta) feature for Season 7.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

Snatcher

@SM3DASislit Hey dude, I would like some help.

Its been a bit since I played ninjala but the issue is, I kinda don't like it to much, But I feel like the reason for that is, I don't know how to fully play it, I don't know the tech, and I can tell when I go into battle i'm making it cake for them, so uh, so tips would be nice if you have them. Thanks.

A sky with stars so bright the colors feel so right I nev, Uh I mean. I'm a Among us plus sonic fan. I have also been playing a unheathy amount of MHR (Don't try to stop me)

SM3DASislit

@Snatcher
I'm glad you decided to try Ninjala out again, and are asking for help. It's always good to ask for help when you don't understand something.

For me, I only have used the "starter weapon" since Ninjala launched, and haven't changed weapons. I would also stick to the unlimited version of each weapon, unless you buy the Ninjala Pass, that is.
Also, if you want to not have to do a parry, I believe you can just click the L button to get out of it. Also, you can use the Y button as a dash attack-type of move, and if you hold down ZR while holding down ZL, you can use that as a Gum move (meaning you can attack people with the bubble you blow up).

Also, I got the following tips from TimboSlice when I was talking to them about Ninjala when it reached 3 Million downloads almost a year ago. I hope this helps you out.

TimboSlice wrote:

Be warned, super steep learning curve. At the beginning, you feel like mashing buttons and won’t understand why you are losing. But be patient and watch videos! Or ask friends.

Here are my tips:
1. Play team games first to get the hang of it and not get swarmed by 7 other players.
2. When you start look to break those drums and once you get the energy you can create your BIG weapon. That helps you win ties in the clashes with opponents who only have a small weapon!
3. If you win a clash, and it doesn’t kill them, use R as your next attack because most of the time they are gonna block, and this will gun bind them and/or break their weapon!
4. Pay attention to your missions. By focusing on doing those (and switch them up if you don’t like it, it’s CHEAP) will help you advance levels super fast.
5. If start with one of the yo-yo weapons to keep you a bit at distance from others so you can “see” what’s going on and get the feel of the game.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

Snatcher

@SM3DASislit Well I like this newer weapon they came out with but before that, I was maining the skateboard, Last time I played I feel'd like I was actually getting better, but then I stopped for I can't remember, And and about the battle bass, I do have the jala to get it as ninjala is pretty nice when it comes to handing that stuff out, Is the Pass ending soon? bc if it is I will just wait.

A sky with stars so bright the colors feel so right I nev, Uh I mean. I'm a Among us plus sonic fan. I have also been playing a unheathy amount of MHR (Don't try to stop me)

Snatcher

@SM3DASislit Ok I feel like I have a good hold on the game, And I have been going through loots of weapons, Can I have more then one main or should I stick with only one? And is there any advanced tips? Things that I should really know when it comes to battle?

A sky with stars so bright the colors feel so right I nev, Uh I mean. I'm a Among us plus sonic fan. I have also been playing a unheathy amount of MHR (Don't try to stop me)

SM3DASislit

@Snatcher
Well, if the skateboard was the weapon, you think you're best, then continue using it. Actually, Season 6 just started a couple of weeks ago, so the Battle Pass won't end until early September, IIRC.

There's also a Budget Ninjala Pass, which only costs 300 Jala goes up to Tier 30, and then you can upgrade to the Full Pass for 650 Jala.

I just stick to one weapon, but I tend to do that in games, so I’m not sure. What I do is if you want to try out multiple weapons, is to stick with one weapon until you feel you’re really good with it, then switch to a new weapon, and repeat the process, until you have a few weapons that you’ve mained.
With regards to the tips and things to know, I’ll have to get back to you on that once. I’ll have to do some “research” just so I can know for sure what to say about this question.
Hope this helps.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

Snatcher

@SM3DASislit Oh yes this does help, I got the battle pass a week ago when you told me about it, plus it was free, I'm at level 45 or somthin I can't remember, as for the weapon, I'm done with the skate boi, I have moved on to that yo yo that looks like a basketball, I really love the game play, plus I'm kinda i'm the guy who goes from close up to long rang, so this weapon works with both, I have played with this weapon for more matches without switching, then any of the other's, I think something has clicked.

I think I might be able to get the battle pass done by this month with the rate i'm going at, Also I will like to ask one more thing, I play team matches as I don't like the BR ones, But in team matches I see people getting massive scores, so do they just get that from kills or?

And man I had one hell of a losing streak today, I can tell when my team doesn't do the best bc my points will mark me number one, on the ending score, I'm not that good at the game at all Yet and I normally get top 3 or 2.

A sky with stars so bright the colors feel so right I nev, Uh I mean. I'm a Among us plus sonic fan. I have also been playing a unheathy amount of MHR (Don't try to stop me)

SM3DASislit

@Snatcher
Okay, glad I could help you out. Oh wow, you're already at level 45, that's crazy. Oh okay, if that's the weapon that "clicks" with you, then more power to you. Yeah, it definitely does seem like you'll be able to complete the pass by the end of this month. That's cool that you're able to enjoy the team matches, even if you're not able to enjoy the regular BR ones as much. Yes, they get the points from kills, but they also points from "killing" the drones as well. So, basically you get points for the things you usually would in the regular BR mode.

Yikes, sorry to hear about your losing streak. It sounds you're really getting the hang of Ninjala.

So, if you don't mind me asking, what made you decide to jump into Ninjala again and give it another shot? I think it's awesome that you're giving it another chance, it just seemed kind of random to me, if that makes sense. Also, do you have any interest in Knockout City or are you just going to stick to Ninjala for now?

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. 🤔
As @Sunsy said,
Ninjala Gang FOR LIFE!
Also, if I don't respond to your post within a day (or two), don't worry, I'm not ignoring you. I going to be busy throughout the summer, though I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.

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