Are You Always Online?

#1hadextodayPosted 7/15/2011 9:27:18 AM
While playing a game, such as Zelda, I periodically check my friends list to see who is online.

When I do go to the friends app, I notice that it says that I am offline for up to 10 seconds, until my Mii then flickers and I am online.

Are you, by default, "offline" when merely playing your 3DS and you have to actually go to the friends app to go online?

When I played Street Fighter, I noticed that my 3DS would light orange to tell me that friends are online, so I assume that I was online then. Perhaps because Street Fighter was an online-enabled game?

Thanks!
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#2Kool-Aid_ManPosted 7/15/2011 9:32:49 AM
Zelda has a glitch where it doesn't connect you online while playing. Other games will have you connected even when playing the game, online-enabled or not.
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#3hadextoday(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2011 9:45:54 AM
Interesting. Thanks for your insight.
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#4hadextoday(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2011 5:56:04 PM
Do streetpass and spotpass also not work while having Zelda in sleep mode? I don't think that I've ever gotten a streetpass or spotpass whiel Zelda is sleep mode; whereas I've gotten plenty of passes while SF4 was sleeping.
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#5MwulfPosted 7/18/2011 5:57:07 PM
Good God, no. The 3DS battery life is only, what, 4 hours? I keep wireless off because I don't won't that number to be cut in half.
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#6hadextoday(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2011 2:58:51 PM
That doesn't answer my question at all.

I agree that the 3DS battery is terrible. However, if I'm commuting to class on the subway in Toronto, I'll often have my 3DS in my bag for the streetpasses.

I'm curious as to whether streetpass works while Zelda is in sleep mode. I've gotten plenty of hits with other games in, but haven't seen any with Zelda yet.

Thanks!
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