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Hi, my name is Dynam0
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:35:17 PM »
And I am on a 2 step EB recovery program. Step one: lose your umpteenth ZLP. Step two: lose your Wii disc drive. Result: the no EB zone.

Coping strategies....all suggestions welcome.  ;D

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 06:58:10 PM »
OOH that's a bummer  :'( sorry to hear that hopefully ther's a way to get that fixed  :D
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 07:26:20 PM »
Ebay = Wii.....  ;)
A computer once beat me at chess, but as it turns out it was no match for me at kickboxing... ;)

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 08:51:32 AM »
Craigslist. Just found a standard, two remote Wii for about 60.00.
Step Two.... stop losing. ::)

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 09:22:26 AM »
You're all so sweet, thanks. I thought about another Wii but there seems to be a desire for a WiiU, plus it looks like it'll be easier to port the save data to the WiiU. Problem is: I won't likely get on the WiiU much.

And I overstated the ZLP thing, I don't really want to try one of those again.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 02:26:24 PM »
You can get a U and still get another standard Wii, Dyn.  Think how cheap it is entertainment wise - one pro football ticket, three meals out, a trip to Buffalo and back.  Except the Wii provides years of entertainment.

We all think you should get another standard Wii...  ;) 8) :P
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 02:45:40 PM »
All good points - I'll probably end up with another Wii, maybe not right away. Maybe I'll see you on the tracks soon one way or the other.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 04:10:30 PM »
Looking forward to it, Dyn.  I miss our races.  Even if you do kick my butt around the tracks...  :P
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 04:58:42 PM »
Well, That's just sad.
I just love Friday's with a lobster+Excitebots Trick Racing

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 07:28:56 AM »
DynamO, all I can say is this:



Sorry to hear about ZLP... I haven't lost as many as you, but yeah.... here's what I like to do:
- Create a thread and rage against the world... and sometimes Cody. ;)
- Swear off Excitebots forever... then return a week later. ::)
- Swear off ZLPs forever... then start a new one a week later. :-*
- Eat some comfort food. 8)

As for your Wii, you've already heard my suggestion about getting a Wii U, although Joom makes a good point as well: used Wiis are cheap and easy to come by.  If you don't want to spring for a new Wii U just yet, you could always just get one of those
I don't always play videogames, but when I do, I prefer Excitebots.  Keep spinning, my friends.  8)
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2013, 10:09:14 AM »
Yeah, it's a bummer, but the timing was not bad. Imagine if my drive had died six months ago. Anyway, you might see me sooner than you think.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2013, 10:41:42 AM »
By the way, to anybody doesn't realize it: That was a clip of "theDude" from The Big Lebowski, which my username and first Excitebots name is based on.

DynamO: You can't get back soon enough! ;D
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 01:08:25 PM »
Does EB play on the WiiU and online?
Play to the room.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2013, 01:11:44 PM »
Yes, the Wii U is backwards compatible with all Wii games.
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 01:13:54 PM »
Well, I'm back, via the WiiU. Problem is that it's plugged into the HDTV, so it's laggy. Jumps and combos are not working well.

It looks fine, and it's certainly a bigger screen. It's a bit of a pain to switch to the Wii menu (which runs like an emulator on the WiiU).

But, combined with my hiatus of late, I feel like I'm learning the game all over again, and it's not so fun. Anyway, I'll chip away at 'er once in a while.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 06:28:05 PM »
Excellent, Dyn.  Any way to get back in, eh?

Yeah, most of the time I run on the big screen HDTV and there is a lot of lag, I can always tell.  It doesn't help when you're cutting things close, causes lots of crashing.  But, it's still racing.  Hope to see you on the tracks soon...
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 06:56:18 PM by JoomX »
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 06:32:43 PM »
Lag is not a problem in poker right, Dyn.  Anyway, welcome back.
Play to the room.

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 12:29:23 AM »
Yay Dynamo! You'll never leave us!  :D
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2013, 08:51:11 AM »
Thanks guys, good points all. The worst part of this lag thing is coming off the red bar, I cannot get the full number of stars for the life of me!

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 11:50:19 AM »
Yup.  Red bar, spins to some extent I'm sure.  And I don't know how many times I've cussed out the game for suddenly moving a tree or rock a touch to the left or right just to crash me, but finally realized it was lag.  Part of the reason I can vary by a ton of points on any given run on any given track.

Also think that's part of the boost problem I have.  I know I should be in the right place and hitting the button at the right time, but I just float on over.  The only thing I can't attribute (at least partly) to lag is my inability to drop.

But, like I said, it's still racing...  :)
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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2013, 01:46:59 PM »
Hey Dyn is the Wii mote compatable with the u cause I saw it has different controllers just curious  :)
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2013, 03:26:45 PM »
Yes, Rat, they are. You use your wiimotes, nunchuks, etc. in Wii mode, which is one of several menu items on the WiiU. In WiiU mode, one player gets the "gamepad" and everybody else gets wiimotes, etc. The person with the gamepad has a different role to play in the WiiU game. For instance, there's a mini game where one person is chased by several others. The person being chased has the gamepad with a "better" view of the action, and a good chance to escape..

Incidentally, this raises the possibility  of chases, night races, etc. in future Excite WiiU games, but I'm getting ahead of myself....

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Re: Hi, my name is Dynam0
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2013, 03:36:35 PM »
Sounds like a pretty neat set up, I may have to invest  ;D just to have one on stand by  :D
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