My Thoughts On Miiverse For The Nintendo 3DS
For those of you who don’t know, Nintendo has already announced and have reconfirmed that Miiverse is coming to the Nintendo 3DS. I’ve recently become addicted to the drawing features of Miiverse. I’ll admit, I’m addicted to getting “Yeahs” from other fellow gamers online, it’s like a friendly Nintendo subreddit solely on Nintendo platforms. I was thinking recently how Nintendo would implement Miiverse on the Nintendo 3DS and possibly how it would interact with other 3DS features like StreetPass. Below you’ll find my lists of hopes/worries for Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.
Interaction Between Wii U and 3DS Miiverse
My biggest fear with Miiverse coming to the Nintendo 3DS getting Miiverse is that Nintendo will separate the social service into two, one for Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U uses your Nintendo Network ID to access your profile online while the 3DS still uses the old friend code system. In this sense how will Nintendo connect the two online services into one with separate accounts. The only solution I could come up with is that Nintendo would have to eventually bring Nintendo Network IDs for the 3DS or somehow use Club Nintendo accounts to unify both friend codes and Nintendo Network IDs online. Either way, I would greatly appreciate it if both Nintendo platforms could synchronize your Miiverse profiles and activity over the air.
3DS Miiverse Communities
The 3DS has a moderately large library of software now and I would love to see 3DS communities come over to Miiverse for those already released 3DS titles. It seems like a hassle for Nintendo and/or developers to create these communities for old software but it would most likely bring life to these older games in the end. Aside from that if the 3DS gets added to Miiverse’s communities feature, a search option would be greatly appreciated. Currently on the Wii U, you have to scroll through a list of communities to find the one you’re looking for. A search option would come in handy with the addition of the 3DS to Miiverse.
I would love posts to work exactly how they work on the Wii U on the Nintendo 3DS with some minor new features. I love the way posts work now on the Wii U. You can draw/type a message and even change the emotion of your Mii to go with it. However, there’s a few nit picks I’d like changed with the service coming to the 3DS. At least on the 3DS, allow 3DS users to draw posts in 3D similar to how you can in Swapnote. This would make browsing through communities for fun posts much more enjoyable. I would also like to see the ability to directly reply to comments. Currently on the Wii U, you can’t direct reply to a person’s comment but just leave a comment on the same post. For a final new feature, having the ability to add a picture or sound from your 3DS camera or sound application would be neat.
3DS Specific Application Miiverse Interaction
The infrastructure of the 3DS is different from the Wii U’s in many ways. The 3DS has friend codes and swap note rather than having one unified application like Miiverse and I would like that to change with Miiverse on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo needs to release some sort of “New Xbox Experience” system update for the 3DS. Get rid of the swapnote application and let the built-in messages feature in Miiverse replace it. Get rid of the friend code system all together or at least adopt Nintendo Network IDs for newer 3DS titles. I understand that some older 3DS titles may require the friend code system like Mairo Kart 7 but at least allow newer 3DS titles to use the newly established Nintendo Network IDs. StreetPass needs to be incorporated into Miiverse somehow. I loved the StreetPass Mii Plaza application and allow of its neat features, it would be great to see it be a part of Miiverse some how. For example, maybe you get a StreetPass on the bus, you go home and open up the StreetPass Mii Plaza and you find said person’s Mii. You then have the ability to find them on Miiverse and view their profile. It would be a great feature that would add social interaction between local gamers who don’t know each other, further adding to the goal of StreetPass.