Went to add you to my WiiU, but through Miiverse as it allows frind request, and makes it easier, but I can't click the Friend request button. If I add you through the friend list, you have to add me manually also, which is counter-intuitive. So, it's easier to add friends through the Miiverse.
Are you up and running on the friends list yet?
last message using this, send via Miiverse in the future.
Yeah, I am up and running, just when I'd nearly given up they arrived on Friday morning.
So far so cool, I have barely scratched the surface and feel I need to do a lot more to get to grips with it and fully set-up. The first download install took over 3 hours for me, so I'm not looking forward to all the game installs on top of that. Haven't even played a game yet, though.
My NNID is : londragon
Thanks for all your help, I'm off to add your NNID.
In ZombiU, its cool you can select your weapon, and go to your backpack and that kind of things while on the tv you never stop playing.. but what happens? you get killed, while watching the gamepad screen! :P
I guess its a new way of playing, and it takes time to get used to.
what I hate?... I received the New Super Mario Bros U yesterday, and the first thing the console does when you insert the CD, is... "Update" (not the console.. but the game! or something!), so It took 5 min. + 1-2 of installation. I mean, when I insert the game for the first time, you are wishing to play and discover what you got! but the only thing you got is an Update screen on the gamepad, an you have to wait!
Something that didnt work as expected is the youtube app, while just using the gamepad. you cant watch the vids. But theres something strange, just go to the browser, go into youtube, and it works flawlessly!
Netflix is cool... do you have it?, hows your setup?
I just saw you got the adapters today! Congrats man!... yes I was very anxious of it being stuck on Amsterdam!... wow, 2 weeks there, without any reason! just plain crazy. Im sure its the norwegian post office that sent it there, and didnt want to care more of it.
I was in fact going to contact them yesterday, but when I checked again, it was in Taipei! so I didnt call or emailed them.
Yes Im all setup now, and having a couple of games at home for the Wii U here (Nintendo Land + New Super Mario Bros U), and even bought 4 more games and they being on their way, I did download the demo of ZombiU before I get mine.
I have mixed experiences from it... sometimes Im thinking some game developers may work to hard of implementing the gamepad screen, while I would love to just turn it off, and play the game as always, just watching on tv. But then, of course there are things that are cool of the gamepad too! :P
Been a while, but hope you are all set-up with the adapters you needed. How's the WiiU going for you- plugged in yet?
My adapters still haven't arrived, and they have been stuck in Holland for quite a while, nearly 2 weeks. So, I'm losing a bit of hope, but will wait until Friday, which will make it 3 weeks, before I decide to do anything else. I found some sellers on ebay selling the US adapter for the WiiU console at about US$20 (not including postage).
Love the idea of the Nyko triple charge battery for the Gamepad, I may well be tempted with that when I'm set-up. I have bought 4 games with the console, ZombiU, Batman AC, NintendoLand and Tank Tank Tank (for my son, who's more impatient than I am to fire it up).
Will write if any news,
Hi there Lee,
Sorry I didnt replied before, but this n-europe site is kind of faulty... each time I log in (well when I visit the page, it automatically log in), it says Private Messages: 0 so I dont do anything.. and today I was going to write you, so I clicked and see "Your Notifications: 2" ! wtf? :P
Well the Post office here in my country are incompetent! I was here that day, and I checked aswell on the tracking, and it said it was out for delivery.. so I tought, great! today I´ll get it. But suddenly it was noon and nothing!.. office closed, and when I checked the site it said, that no one was home, but they left a note for me to pick it up at the office. (just once, not twice as on your tracking page, strange)
I couldnt that day, nor the day after.. but yesterday (9th) I was and asked them why is it, they do this sometimes!.. (once I heard the car outside, and went to the door, and nothing, the office just drove away!) :S At the office, they told me, that it was strange, but when I search on the web, it seems Im not the only one experiencing this.
So anyhow... I was there yesterday and picked it up! and was angry for the service (let the office lady know), so.. today morning, I received a "note" saying that they where here the 7th, but no one was home, and that I could come to pick it up on the office!! <-- I did the day before!!
Crazy dumb norwegian post office workers! haha.
Well.. to the important!: No, I haven´t tried it yet, still waiting for the adapters. I do have as I told you the Travel Smart Conair TS253AD, that serves me as both a simply adapter and a converter (step-down or up), but Im afraid of using it, cause on all descriptions on ebay or other shops it says theres two modes: the converter: converts from 120VAC to 230VAC and the adapter mode: just adapts from 120 to 120 (well 110 to 110), so Im afraid it doesnt adapt from 220 to 220 (or 230 or 240... variables you know)
So I mailed the company and are awaiting reply if not... I just have to wait to get the adapters, they arrived today my country, so tomorrow 11th they go out from the capital, arrive next day (sat 12th) to the biggest country near me (35km only), but I will have to wait until monday then! Anyways.. glad they are here by then... and not stuck in some office around the world.
Your adapters (from me), seems to be stuck in "Amsterdam"!!.. grrrr.. has been there since the 4th, so tomorrow will be a week! Im guessing they are already in Taiwan, but still hasn't been proccessed. Crossing fingers for you.
Will let you know when I plug the thing! I´ve read online, that firstly "we should" charge the gamepad before even syncing it to the console for the very first time, but some users say that they plug it and do all the registrationg of the wii, while gamepad is connected.
Aswell as the Pro Controller, also recommended to fully charge it first. So I may do that first of all, even if newer batteries shouldnt have that depletion/charging issue as those old ones, but still.. in case :P
Yesterday was checking the wii U manual!! :P (thats new on me, reading a manual?) :P but yes.. I saw something not so good though, it stated that the gamepads battery will lose 30% of its charge after 500 recharges.. in other words a fully charged gamepad will last 30% less after 500 charges. (500 charges would be aprox. two years of use, of course, depending a lot here though), and if it stays alive for 3.5 hours now, in lets say two years it will last only 2 hours each time!
Theres a lot of complain about battery life, so we may be seeing lots of replaceable batteries on ebay soon (with greater capacity), theres one company that already has come out with one (or is coming) that will triple todays capacity.. from 3.5 to 10.5 hours. <-- thats a lot better and only $24.99USD
I´ve buyed lots of games for the Wii U already: New Super Mario U, CoD Black Ops 2, Assassins Creed 3, Batman: Arkham City and ZombiU + Nintendo Land that came with the console: 6 games! (before I got the console!) :P
I believe on my SNES I got a total of 10 games in 3 years or so :P
The reason I buyed so many, is because, the price of the console + all games + pro controller + wiimote plus and nunchuck came at the same price, as the console here in norway with just nintendo land! :P (or something like it, but very close)
I buyed the wii game: Super Smash Bros Brawl and a 2gb sd card, that will be handy too :P (got an external HD with 20 wii games too)
what about you?.. did you got any titles already? and are thinking of homebrew?
btw. Im mailing with a wholesale supplier of console games, and maybe I will be able to get some games for a good price to resell, I´ll let you know if I´ll be getting PAL titles. (as they are from USA, and probably may only be ntsc what they offer... will see).
Are you interested in some titles already, I could try to ask the supplier immediately.
I was first thinking of just buying games on the e-shop, but then I started thinking.. Im getting them even some $ cheaper with shipping included, and I know that one day I could sell them used, or if Im selling the console, beeing ntsc in europe, I would be better selling the games with it. Thats not possible with those digitally downloaded, and that suck!
Only bad side of physical discs, is that I have to go to the console and change discs, instead of just chilling on the sofa and clicking on the gamepad :P
Talk to you later,