Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November

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by jawafour » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 am

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Nintendo has announced that it will close the Miiverse service on November 8, 2017. This includes the versions on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as well as the dedicated web page. From that specific point in time, Miiverse features will become unusable in supported software titles. Messages, old or new, will no longer be displayed in those games either.

Some of you might be wondering about Super Mario Maker, considering it posts the level ID to a Miiverse page. Nintendo has made note that you can continue to upload levels to the server. In addition to this, the company will allow you to download your post history, though no specific timeline has been announced. More information on both matters will be announced at a later date.


Nintendo of America wrote:Why are you shutting down Miiverse?
- We started the Miiverse service in 2012 along with the launch of the Wii U system because we wanted to provide a space where users could share their feelings about games with each other. Thanks to users' support throughout the years, we think we were able to achieve that goal. We decided to end the service at this time because, among other reasons, many users are shifting to social networking services.
- Users can download their old Miiverse posts (without comments or messages from others) by visiting http://miiverse.nintendo.net and registering before the Miiverse service ends on Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT. Once registered, users will receive an e-mail via Nintendo Account mail a few weeks after the Miiverse service ends, which will include a unique URL to download their past Miiverse posts.

When will the Miiverse service end?
- Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT
- Once the Miiverse service ends, users will not be able to access Miiverse on Wii U, any of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems or an Internet browser on PCs and smart devices.

Will the Miiverse icon still be displayed on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Home Menu?
- Yes. The Miiverse icon will continue to appear, but an error message will be displayed when it is pressed.

Many games use Miiverse as a major game-play feature, including Super Mario Maker for Wii U. What happens to those games when Miiverse shuts down?
- Super Mario Maker (Wii U): Users will still be able to share levels, but will no longer be able to comment on them.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): While users will still be able to play Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and complete all 88 levels in the main game, the Community feature will be discontinued, preventing players from sharing levels and receiving additional Stars. As there will be a limit to the number of Stars that can be obtained, not all objects may be unlocked from the Workshop.
- Splatoon (Wii U): Miiverse posts will no longer display in Inkopolis Plaza or the game's stage maps.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): The Miiverse stage will still be playable, but Miiverse user posts will not display in the background. Players will also be unable to post replays to YouTube/Miiverse, share stages or create tournaments.
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): Players will not be able to upload game-play videos to YouTube since they also post to Miiverse at the same time. The tournament function will also not be available.
- Super Mario 3D World (Wii U): In Super Mario 3D World, the Miiverse posts that appear on the course select screen and when selecting courses will disappear. Players will still be able to collect in-game stamps, but not post them to Miiverse.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U): In Xenoblade Chronicles X, the BLADE report feature will no longer be available.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be losing major features. Will you continue selling the game?
- Yes, the game will continue to be sold. Users will still be able to complete all 88 levels in the main game, and create and play their own levels locally.

Will Miiverse posts still display in Wara Wara Plaza on Wii U?
- Moving forward, default Miiverse posts that appear during offline mode will be displayed in Wara Wara Plaza.

Will Wii U Chat still function after the closure of Miiverse?
- The Wii U Chat service will be discontinued with Miiverse on Nov. 7, 2017, at 10 p.m. PT.

Can users still view their old Miiverse posts once the service is shut down?
- Users can download their old Miiverse posts (without comments or messages from others) by visiting http://miiverse.nintendo.net and registering before the Miiverse service ends on Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT. Once registered, users will receive an e-mail via Nintendo Account mail a few weeks after the Miiverse service ends, which will include a unique URL to download their past Miiverse posts.

Will there be a similar service to replace Miiverse on Nintendo Switch?
- Currently Nintendo has no plans to implement any services to replace Miiverse, but the Nintendo Switch system includes features for connecting with Facebook and other social networking services.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by jawafour » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:55 am

I am so disappointed; more so that Nintendo is not going to implement a similar system for Switch rather than the fact that they're closing down the U and 3DS versions.

I have quite a lot to say about Miiverse but (a) I'm too p*ssed off right now and (b) time is tight. And what is this about Kart's tournament not being available?!? I will return tonight!

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Floex » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:04 am

My first thought was 'pray for Jawa'.

My second thought was 'what the hell was Wiichat?' Was that a thing that came with Animal Crossing I seemingly recall.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Frank » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:10 am

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): The Miiverse stage will still be playable, but Miiverse user posts will not display in the background.


Because anyone would want to play it without the miiverse posts :fp: May as well just nuke the stage entirely. Ruined.

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- Yes. The Miiverse icon will continue to appear, but an error message will be displayed when it is pressed


That just screams "lazy". Get rid of the button, you cretins.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Super Dragon 64 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:18 am

jawafour wrote:- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): Players will not be able to upload game-play videos to YouTube since they also post to Miiverse at the same time. The tournament function will also not be available.

So this is how Mario Kart Mondays die.

RIP in peace.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Winckle » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:36 am

Yeah!

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by Karl » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:36 am

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by OrangeRKN » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:58 am

- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): While users will still be able to play Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and complete all 88 levels in the main game, the Community feature will be discontinued, preventing players from sharing levels and receiving additional Stars. As there will be a limit to the number of Stars that can be obtained, not all objects may be unlocked from the Workshop.


Well that's pretty rubbish

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Dual » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:15 am

:lol: class

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:16 am

Well that's a load of bollocks.

I wonder if the Super Mario Maker site will still operate as that made finding and curating decent levels much easier.

Tournaments in Mario Kart 8 no longer working is shite as well.

So basically the Wii U library has had it's liver ripped out, leaving only a dripping bloody gap in it's wake.

Well done Nintendo. :fp:

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:20 am

I predict gaf will defend this somehow.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:44 am

Trelliz wrote:I predict gaf will defend this somehow.

I'm sure there's some business reason for it. Probably dwindling Wii U users, combined with the cost of running the servers.

I guess it makes business sense to shutter it, but they could have waited a little bit longer before taking it out back and shooting it in the head.

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:48 am

I think times like this remind us that nintendo are a business rather than the benevolent fun-givers people think of them as.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Jazzem » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:58 am

D'aww, that's a shame. The in-game Miiverse posts in particular were great on Mario Maker/Splatoon/Mario 3D World/NES Remix among others

Confused by the MK8 tournaments being shut down, didn't think that'd have anything to do with Miiverse

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Tomous » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Has Nintendo ever said why the Switch doesn't have the Miiverse? It seems odd given its popularity on Wii U.

Perhaps it will relaunch with the paid online service? Holding it back gives them the ability to offer it as another feature to justify the paid subscription.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by DML » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:39 pm

Things like this just put into perspective what a disaster the Wii U must have been for Nintendo.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by GrinWithoutaKat » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 pm

How much will be lost from Tipping Stars? I've been waiting for it to go on sale for a long time, but now I'm wondering if I should just take the plunge to try and enjoy it before this shuts down.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by The Watching Artist » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:10 pm

Tomous wrote:Has Nintendo ever said why the Switch doesn't have the Miiverse? It seems odd given its popularity on Wii U.

Perhaps it will relaunch with the paid online service? Holding it back gives them the ability to offer it as another feature to justify the paid subscription.

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Playtonic Games wrote:Here at Playtonic we pride ourselves on being open and honest with our backers. That and our ability to eat cake. So today we are finally able to explain our decision to end production of Yooka Laylee on Wii U.

The simple truth is Miiverse was making the game impossible. So many bugs and performance issues were making a tricky job even tougher. We reached out to Nintendo for help and they said "ok chaps." But as further discussions went on it became clear that it would take time for them to deal with the Miiverse issue. So we asked about the Switch and Nintendo said they would love to see our new buddy duo on their new console but they were planning a new and improved super Miiverse. We were concerned that this would still cause issues with the game and sadly early testing indicated this was the case. We again reached out to Nintendo for help and such was their desire to see a bat and a lizard go to war with a bee they decided to end support for the new Miiverse on Switch. Which is why we are going to be able to bring Yooka Laylee to you on Nintendos new shiny mega popular console. Today is appears Nintendo are slowly dealing with the Miiverse issue on Wii U by removing it thus letting the many developers still making many games for the system finish their projects.

So in short. We here at Playtonic killed Miiverse.

Jazzem wrote:D'aww, that's a shame. The in-game Miiverse posts in particular were great on Mario Maker/Splatoon/Mario 3D World/NES Remix among others

Confused by the MK8 tournaments being shut down, didn't think that'd have anything to do with Miiverse

Are they actually events that Nintendo set up? Confuses me to.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Squinty » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:38 pm

My experience with Miiverse was largely quite positive. I thought it was something they should have continued with on Switch. The game specific parts were great.

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PostRe: Nintendo closing down Miiverse in November
by Errkal » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:40 pm

I dont use it really at all so not hugely fussed, however killing things like Mario Kart online seems like a "oh lets kill that too it will make people buy the switch and use that" play.

I imagine most online everything on U will be killed off at the point the new Switch online service drops.


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