You can play games online on Wii U even if you are in the "walled garden".

#1MilesTeg420Posted 5/19/2013 12:11:47 AM
I'm the source on this one folks. This happened a couple months ago or so when I couldn't pay the cable bill for a few days. The "walled garden" is when you have an internet connection, but it is being restricted because you haven't paid your bill.

Since the Wii U doesn't have a login to account like Xbox Live and PSN, apparently you are online no matter what on the console. Granted, web browser and Miiverse won't work in walled garden, but you are fully able to play any game online even in the walled garden.

I spent these few days without internet/cable playing Black Ops 2 online on Wii U without any problems.

Thought it was worth a mention. Maybe third party doesn't like that they can't enforce DRM via user account, kind of like how some PSN games require you to sign in to play?
#2AhnoldDoodPosted 5/19/2013 12:12:44 AM
You serious?
#3MilesTeg420(Topic Creator)Posted 5/19/2013 12:14:09 AM
AhnoldDood posted...
You serious?


Yeah, completely serious. I was amazed myself.
#4Maxx_the_SlashPosted 5/19/2013 12:23:10 AM(edited)
MilesTeg420 posted...
Since the Wii U doesn't have a login to account like Xbox Live and PSN


So the Nintendo Network ID's we can set up mean absolutely nothing, right?
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#5MilesTeg420(Topic Creator)Posted 5/19/2013 12:28:50 AM
Maxx_the_Slash posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
Since the Wii U doesn't have a login to account like Xbox Live and PSN


So the Nintendo Network ID's we can set up mean absolutely nothing, right?


It would seem the issue is that NN ID runs on it's own app instead of a system wide thing, it doesn't govern your online status like 360/PS3. It has no control over whether you can play online or not. At least that is what I gathered from the situation.
#6Pac12345Posted 5/19/2013 12:48:16 AM
If true, this info post should be stickied.
#7PowerJCPosted 5/19/2013 1:20:18 AM
It's probably because of your isp not blocking properly as its still quite new, might not apply to everyone unless they have the same internet.
#8zoogelioPosted 5/19/2013 1:46:42 AM
Might be worth testing other Nintendo devices. How about the Wii? DS (like for Pokemon trading)?
#9MilesTeg420(Topic Creator)Posted 5/19/2013 7:26:03 AM
zoogelio posted...
Might be worth testing other Nintendo devices. How about the Wii? DS (like for Pokemon trading)?


I'm not gonna not pay my bill just to test 3DS/DS and Wii haha. I don't really know any other way to enter the walled garden...
#10MilesTeg420(Topic Creator)Posted 5/19/2013 7:26:35 AM
PowerJC posted...
It's probably because of your isp not blocking properly as its still quite new, might not apply to everyone unless they have the same internet.


For the record it was Fios.