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John2290 said:
It's 2019? ..... FUCK!

Imagine not knowing we're in 2019, already 1 month in.

This post was made by the guy who knows we're in 2019 gang.



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Mar1217 said:
John2290 said:
It's 2019? ..... FUCK!

Imagine not knowing we're in 2019, already 1 month in.

This post was made by the guy who knows we're in 2019 gang.

Nintendo had one insane new years eve party.



 

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Let´s hope they come with better rewards for subscribers... soon!

I am myself a subscriber of a family account. It´s way easier to gasp this dissapointing service if you share it with friends and split the bill.

Personally... I have the feeling that, at least, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is worse now than it was when online was free.



As an asshole, here's what I would do: Tiers.

-If you subscribed, you get NES games every month.
-After six months, you gain access to SNES games.
-Another six months? GBA and GB titles.
-Six more months ? Nintendo 64!
-Still with us? GameCube games. Maybe even Wii games.

If your subscription laps for any reason, you either drop down a tier OR if you really want to be an ass, start back at day one. I'd just keep dangling that carrot.



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d21lewis said:
As an asshole, here's what I would do: Tiers.

-If you subscribed, you get NES games every month.
-After six months, you gain access to SNES games.
-Another six months? GBA and GB titles.
-Six more months ? Nintendo 64!
-Still with us? GameCube games. Maybe even Wii games.

If your subscription laps for any reason, you either drop down a tier OR if you really want to be an ass, start back at day one. I'd just keep dangling that carrot.

 Also you have to pay extra to unlock a tier.



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I think the big thing they need to do is to start adding SNES and N64 games to show that they truly mean this to be a replacement to the virtual console instead of just a NES subscription (and of course online play). If they do that, well that and add voice chat to the actual system, then I'm very happy with it - in fact I think that its quite a good deal if they do that.



d21lewis said:
As an asshole, here's what I would do: Tiers.

-If you subscribed, you get NES games every month.
-After six months, you gain access to SNES games.
-Another six months? GBA and GB titles.
-Six more months ? Nintendo 64!
-Still with us? GameCube games. Maybe even Wii games.

If your subscription laps for any reason, you either drop down a tier OR if you really want to be an ass, start back at day one. I'd just keep dangling that carrot.

I don't think that is necessary - with the time based tiers. The reason people are getting short one month subscriptions is because they aren't sure if they want Switch Online. They don't need tiers they just need more value right off the bat. I'd be pretty pissed if I had to wait six months, a year or more to get all the benefits. That'd be awful for customers. They just need throw out a bunch of games from other systems besides the NES. Adding online functionality to these games is cool but that adds to the time it takes to release them. Just release the games first and then maybe with a later update add online functionality to some of them. Switch Online would be an amazing deal if it becomes a full on subscription replacement for the VC, meaning they have at least NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBA libraries on there.

 

Here are the steps:

Turn the NES library into a full on subscription-based VC replacement with multiple systems.

Add voice chat built in to online games instead of the stupid phone app.

Update matchmaking in Mario Kart and any other games that have awful matchmaking (i couldn't believe it when I couldn't join a match as a group with my brothers and instead we just had to play our own game against CPU players, that is beyond ridiculous).



I always figured companies would prefer when people get the 1 month plan, since it fucking auto renews anyways until you cancel.

I pay monthly for both Switch and PSN, and only occasionally will I unsub for a few months.



Honestly, the really need to do two things, better communication on device and a bit more features (activity tracker that is detailed for people who get subscription) but not at the expense of loading on switch. I love the loading on switch and "miiverse" and "themes" would hinder that, so I want nothing along those lines at all. So the worse thing in my mind is showcasing Miiverse and Themes again as an offering.



 

John2290 said:
Mar1217 said:

Imagine not knowing we're in 2019, already 1 month in.

This post was made by the guy who knows we're in 2019 gang.

Nintendo had one insane new years eve party.

Man, must have been quite the insane ethylic coma you had there :P



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