Either friends ONLY or worldwide players!

#1GloryChaosPosted 3/30/2013 12:16:01 PM
Since 2008, I have gotten pretty tired of the way Nintendo games handle online multiplayer. Games like Kid Icarus, SSBB, and Luigi's Mansion 2 allow you to play online either with your friends or with anonymous worldwide players that aren't on your friend's list. You can't do both. If someone on your friend's list is playing using a "With Anyone" option online, then you are dead to them. You can't simply join whatever lobby or room they're playing in, and before the 3ds you couldn't let them know that you were online either.

What exactly is the reason for making online this restrictive? Nintendo has been getting way better with online multiplayer lately (played online in Luigi's Mansion with a friend who doesn't even have the game.) but this seems to be the one thing they refuse to let go of.
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#2strongo9Posted 3/30/2013 12:18:35 PM
You can join the lobby pf game somebody is in. The option is in your friend's list.
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#3toasty_toasterPosted 3/30/2013 12:22:02 PM
Yea, MK7 allowed you to join any friend no matter if it were friends only or worldwide.
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#4GloryChaos(Topic Creator)Posted 3/30/2013 12:22:08 PM
strongo9 posted...
You can join the lobby pf game somebody is in. The option is in your friend's list.


But the option only works if your friend was the one who made the lobby in the first place. Or if it's like Kid Icarus where people can make lobbies with the "friends of friends" option enabled. If I make a scarescraper room in Luigi's Mansion in the worldwide players section, then my friends don't even have the option to join from the 3ds friend's list menu.
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#5GloryChaos(Topic Creator)Posted 3/30/2013 12:22:42 PM
toasty_toaster posted...
Yea, MK7 allowed you to join any friend no matter if it were friends only or worldwide.


This is perfect. I don't understand why other games didn't simply follow suit if they were going to have online multiplayer.
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