The goal is to reach to Nintendo by having as much signatures/approvals as possible from all around the globe and let Nintendo know about our thoughts about us "liking" the friend codes.
Alright, I think around 90% of the Wii Fans and Flamers think that friend codes are lame and somewhat troublesome. However, Mr. Walter of Nintendo misinterpreted our (us gamers\') thoughts of this malicious friend code.
"Nintendo\'s Public Relations Manager, Eric Walter commented about friend codes, "But the way that we think about friend codes is, when folks are online, and they want to play, they typically want to play with their friends. And so, they want to keep it to groups of people they know. We\'ve seen, in the feedback we\'ve gotten, that people don\'t mind the friend codes. They like them, because it keeps them playing with the friends that they do know, and it keeps their games "undisturbed," if you will."
Source from : http://www.maxconsole.net/mode=news&newsid=22282
I do see that it is true that we will be playing with our "real friends" online more than strangers, but how many of us have enough "real friends" that owns a Wii(especially when the demand is or was ridiculously high), the same game, and internet connection to satisfy our competitiveness in online gaming
May I suggest a username substitute instead of the friend codes Also maybe a buddy list in which you can add them as your friend during the game would fit in the purpose of friend codes as well.
I and many others have found that the necessity to add friends again as \"friends\" by entering a friend code within the game in specific online games somewhat useless. Can Nintendo please program the games so that they already know that other people has added their friends to the wii already and does not have to add them again in wi-fi enabled games
And a "Favorites" list for one\'s real friends to be in that includes minor additional features like being able to listen to them on a headset if Nintendo ever implements this feature. Having them registered as "real friends" and being able to communicate with them through live voice would bring a "live vibe" as though they\'re playing right next to each other. It would also ultimately secure kids from playing online games and being cussed at by random people(which i think the reason why Friend codes ever came up and probably the reason why we do not have headset for live communication today)
Please Sign If You Agree! I will constantly update this with additions that would benefit Nintendo\'s Wi-Fi capability.
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