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Nintendo's not happy that people are just getting one month Switch Online plans instead of year round ones.

Think maybe they're finally gonna get a clue about how shitty the service is?

Seriously, who thought putting up a paywall with practically NO BENEFITS was a good idea? Why haven't they even made dedicated Switch online servers? It's like Nintendo doesn't even realize it's 2019.

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Maybe, just maybe, 2 NES games a month isn't quite cutting it.



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Not sure if this is the same article I read this morning but, from what I saw, they were planning to improve the service to get more people to subscribe. That's a good thing because in its current form, I don't want anything to do with their online service.



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PAOerfulone said:
Maybe, just maybe, 2 NES games a month isn't quite cutting it.

No, really?

d21lewis said:
Not sure if this is the same article I read this morning but, from what I saw, they were planning to improve the service to get more people to subscribe. That's a good thing because in its current form, I don't want anything to do with their online service.

So they're finally getting a clue.



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That's weird. It's more expensive to get the shorter plans.



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KLAMarine said:
That's weird. It's more expensive to get the shorter plans.

If you only have one game you want to play and you're only going to play that game for a month, I can see it. I was tempted to get their online service for Smash. $4 or whatever vs $20.

That's the whole problem. Nintendo wants people to stick around for the long haul but, according to the article, people are opting to play a little now and never coming back. There just isn't the incentive to invest in a year, as cheap as it is. I'm far from poor but I see no value in their online offerings, yet--and I LOVE Nintendo!

 

Meanwhile I'm about to reach my 12th consecutive year with Xbox Live.



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d21lewis said:
KLAMarine said:
That's weird. It's more expensive to get the shorter plans.

If you only have one game you want to play and you're only going to play that game for a month, I can see it. I was tempted to get their online service for Smash. $4 or whatever vs $20.

That's the whole problem. Nintendo wants people to stick around for the long haul but, according to the article, people are opting to play a little now and never coming back. There just isn't the incentive to invest in a year, as cheap as it is. I'm far from poor but I see no value in their online offerings, yet--and I LOVE Nintendo!

Me too, but I only got it because of Splatoon 2.



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In its current state I won't even get a month sub. I sometimes even leave my ps plus for a few months based on what im playing. 1 month at a time is fine if you only play online every so often.



I like how Nintendo milks... first release NES mini to milk everything there is to milk out of that library and then release a subcription service offering free NES games..



Considering how cheap it was ($8 for the year on a fam plan) i'm MOSTLY happy with the service. This is the first smash bros i've been able to play consistently lag free. Every now and then i get a match that's a lag fest, but mostly it's a good experience. I think just expecting the company to cover the costs of online maintenance is silly. That being said i do have 2 major complaints (hence the previous MOSTLY); 1 party chat is handled horribly. Party chat is a fairly standard feature nowadays. I think even at the current pricing structure it is not unfair to expect it. 2 improved stability/matchmaking- as i said before my smash experience is mostly good, but why am i getting any laggy matches at all? if the connection is week between me and another player than why is that connection even a choice for matchmaking?
I don't care even a little bit about free games every month or the quality of those games, but the games i play online should be a completely positive experience. I will say i wish i played splatoon 2 so i could have that insight for this conversation, but smash is the only thing ive really played online. Well, warframe too, but that's free.