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

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User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
3 years ago#1
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?

User Info: AhnoldDood

AhnoldDood
3 years ago#2
You serious?

User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
3 years ago#3
AhnoldDood posted...
You serious?


Yeah, completely serious. I was amazed myself.

User Info: Maxx_the_Slash

Maxx_the_Slash
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: Pac12345

Pac12345
3 years ago#6
If true, this info post should be stickied.

User Info: PowerJC

PowerJC
3 years ago#7
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.

User Info: zoogelio

zoogelio
3 years ago#8
Might be worth testing other Nintendo devices. How about the Wii? DS (like for Pokemon trading)?

User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
3 years ago#9
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...

User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
3 years ago#10
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.
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