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  1. It's the Mario Kart League 2019! What is the Mario Kart League? Simply put, it's a weekly meet-up of N-Europe members to play some Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and then shout at each other afterwards. I suppose we could also find out who the best racer is as well. The League is split up into two halves throughout the year. How do I sign up? Post a comment declaring yourself IN! for each week that you'll be able to play. League Nights generally take place every Thursday at 8pm (GMT). Please try to enter the room 15 minutes before that time if possible. If you have declared yourself IN! but then can't make a night, please inform me on this thread before the league night starts. People who frequently pull a no-show with no notice may be penalised. There is an "Always IN!" List for people who don't want to bother declaring themselves IN! every week. Please mention me (@Glen-i) in this thread if you want to be in this list. What do I need to know about League Nights? There are generally two types of League Nights. Player's Choice nights allow players to freely choose what vehicle they use and what tracks are played on. Even though you can choose the track on these nights, please try your best to not choose a track that has already been raced on that night. No-one wants to do Rainbow Road 12 times. Theme Nights dictate a specific vehicle setup and track order that must be followed. Each night consists of 3 GP's, making for a total of 12 races. Please allow 45 to 60 minutes of your time to take part. It is advisable that you add mine and @BowserBasher's friend code before taking part. (Glen-i - 3034-9087-7910 BowserBasher - 8313-9234-5620) How are the points calculated? After each GP, the points you earned will be recalculated by me using this formula. (Total points divided by Number of Players multiplied by 12) Your grand total is divided by the number of GP's you've taken part in, giving you an average score that will determine your placing in the league. This means that even if you miss a night, your score will not be affected, but your placing may change depending on changes in other people's scores. In GP's that utilise Battle Mode, the points you earn are determined by your place, not the amount of points you got. If your total attendance is below 50% at the end of the year, your score will be discounted from the final results. What are Team Nights? Once a month (Except January), there will be one night where the players will be split into two teams. On these nights, the current top two players will be designated the Team Leaders. Everyone else should send me a Private Message saying what team they want to be in. Your choice must remain secret. If one team has way more members than the other, I will ask the leaders to choose who gets moved to the other side. Your points are still mainly determined by your placing, so you still want to come in 1st. The team that has the highest total score on each GP will get an extra 10 points. What is the Champion's Bonus? In an attempt to level the playing field, I am introducing the Champion's Bonus. In each GP, beating either of the two previous Mario Kart League Champions (Glen-i and RedShell) will earn you 5 points. Beating both of them will get you 10 points. This bonus doesn't apply on Team Nights. Any other Rules I should know about? Theme Nights must be followed. However, if you don't have the right vehicle part, let me know as soon as possible. I will try to find an alternative part that has the same stats. During Player's Choice nights, please do not choose a track that has already been raced on that night, it's only polite. Do not rage quit, if I start to notice people "disconnecting" regularly, you may be penalised. If you do disconnect, rejoin the room as soon as possible. You will earn one point for that race. But I'd be willing to discount that GP's score if it would result in lowering your average score. But don't take the mick. Be aware that discounting a GP will affect your total attendance. Remember to let me or the host know if you can't make the night as soon as you can. Have fun! And feel free to show off your hilarious (Or skillful) moments with the Switch video capture! Theme Night Suggestions If you have a suggestion for a Theme Night, please send me a PM with the details and I'll try to implement it. Thanks to @RedShell for the new logo!
  2. Super Mario Maker 2 -- June 2019

    So, you know how there's all sorts of new features in Mario Maker 2? Stuff that wasn't in the original? Exciting, right?
  3. It's about bloody time! So much for focusing on Worlds, eh? Might have to get the old hunting team back and batter another thousand Astalos, eh @S.C.G? Trailer confirms that you can transfer your save data from the 3DS version! EDIT: European date confirmed to be the same as America.
  4. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    Lucky git! You're basically halfway to maxing it out.
  5. READ THIS BEFORE POSTING! So @S.C.G pretty much came up with this idea, I'm just refining and organising it. It's time to find out what N-Europe thinks are the absolute must-have games for each of Nintendo's consoles. Over the next lot of months, I'm going to be asking you all to help me with this very important task by nominating and voting for games to come up with a conclusive agreement that will be set in stone for the rest of time. Or until another person decides to make a top 10 list, but that never happens! Here's how it goes down. Each console will take up two weeks, one for nominations and one for the final votes. Week 1 - Nominations All you have to do is select 5 games for your nomination. You must select exactly 5 games, no more, no less. Do not order your games from best to worst. Just list them. There's no need to explain your choices here. Once a week has passed, I'll tally all the nominations and the ones that get the most nominations will determine the shortlist for the following week. Week 2 - Final Voting Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone will get a number of votes to choose their favourite game(s) from the shortlist. The number of votes will be determined by how many people took part in the nominations. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. Once a week passes, I'll put up an article with the results on the front page and we'll move on to the next console. Have you got it? Great. Then let's get started. Here are the articles for the completed Top Tens.
  6. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    I dunno, @Kaepora_Gaebora might be a bit miffed.
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    So recently, Sakurai released a book over in Japan. In it, he discusses some things about Smash development. I'll put it in spoilers because it's a bit lengthy. I'm with him on how he would like to see the non-competitive side of Smash get more tournaments and such. Don't get me wrong. That kind of competitive match has some truly impressive players, but I'll always prefer watching matches where items are on and all the stages get used, even if people are more my skill level. Real men use items after all. I also agree with his concern of "Real Beginners don't speak up" There's a real risk of having more serious players dictate how Smash mechanics work and it can be a detriment to people trying to play for the first time. I think that kind of happened in Ultimate with the air dodge. Whenever I introduced a kid who's new to Smash, I try and explain some basic techniques to ease them in. Back in Smash WiiU, the air dodge was quite lenient with the ending lag, so you weren't punished too harshly for mistiming it. In Ultimate, I've had to stop introducing the air dodge to newcomers, because you're punished incredibly harshly for using it at the wrong time. It works more like Melee's air dodge, which I've always disliked. It's very easy to accidently kill yourself because you pressed R in the air and have so much downtime afterwards, that you can never get back on to the stage. Hell, I recall one recent match between me and @Ike on Final Destination where he was Dark Samus and I was Ryu, and it was really tense and exciting, but he lost his last life at the end not because I outplayed him, but because he mistakingly used an air dodge and had no hope of getting back from an easy recovery. I like winning matches, but not like that... It felt like @Ike got robbed... EDIT: It's actually in one of my highlight videos. Skip to 3:01 to see what I mean. That match was awesome and it's such a shame it ended like that.
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    "Tomorrow's Passion" from Captain Rainbow. Which I assume is why Birdo looks a bit off in that stage compared to the Mario version of her.
  9. I played through the DS version of V for the first time a few months ago. It doesn't quite hold up to VI, but it has some neat ideas. Lizzie in that game is waaaayyyy overpowered and I'm fine with that. Plus, it's kind of amusing using party chat with her and seeing her very simplistic view on humans. XI will probably be next once I get it on Switch. Then IV seems the most logical step after that.
  10. Team Sonic Racing

    Courtesy of Ultimate Leaker, Walmart. Thanks, Walmart! No release date yet.
  11. I was this close to choosing WarioWare Twisted. But it was either that or Mother 3, and Mother 3 is too special for me to ignore.
  12. I'll get the ball rolling with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Pokémon Emerald Golden Sun: The Lost Age Metroid Zero Mission Mother 3
  13. Righto. Nominations are closed. Game Boy Advance Releasing in 2001, the successor to the Game Boy/Game Boy Color was a lot more horizontal than what those consoles were, but with more horizontality came more power. Sporting graphical capabilities comparable to the SNES and a wider screen, the GBA brought handheld gaming to a new height, but what games were the must-haves of any collection? Let's find out! As usual, restrictions are in place. The Pokemon Clause applies to this console, games that have multiple similar versions will be counted as one title (Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, etc.) Remakes/ports are ineligible for nominations (Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen, All 4 Mario Advance games, etc.) Metroid Zero Mission and Sword of Mana are exempt from the above rule, due to radical differences from the original games. Retro Compilations (Games consisting of multiple games from older titles) are ineligible for nominations (Mario Advance series, etc.) In a weird example, you're eligible to nominate The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, but you must discount the remake of Link to the Past if you choose it. These kind of bundles where one new game can stand on its own will be referred to as the Four Swords Clause In a similar way, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Metroid Zero: Mission fall under the Four Swords Clause, because despite having ports of other games included in the game, the new game can stand on its own merits. Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age count as two separate games. They can be completed without the use of the other game and must be bought separately. The Tony Hawks Pro Skater games on the GBA console are eligible for nomination despite these entries appearing on the N64 and the Gamecube due to the totally radical gameplay differences. Dude. Future Console Warning When we come to the Nintendo DS, be warned that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team will not be eligible for nomination. This is because it's a port of a GBA title that came out at the same time. If you were considering nominating that game, I suggest that you consider Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for this console instead. The majority of the two games are the same, so playing Blue Rescue Team will give you a clear view on how the GBA version plays. Remember that there's no need to order your choices yet, just post 5 games. Nominations close on the 1st of June
  14. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    Sure, I'm free today. What time are you thinking?
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    OK, this needs to be said, you have a real skill for drawing stuff in Stage Builder. I'm always impressed whenever I hop online and you surprise me with what you've cooked up. That surprise normally changes to laughter though, because custom stages normally cause that.
  16. Nintendo Switch Online: NES

    The Japanese boxes (And The Lost Levels from Mario All-Stars) are square because that's how they are for the Famicom. For what it's worth, I did the same thing as you, even if it means all the Mario games aren't together.
  17. Brexit 2019

    And naturally, all the Tories who made this happen are now tweeting nice compliments about her. Disgusting hypocrisy there.
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Yeah, it took me way longer than I'd have liked to remember that Little Mac can Wall Jump...
  19. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Next League Night: 31st May 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @viceview51 @martinist @RedShell Sign Up Now!
  20. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    That wasn't the only post race hilarity that happened with me... Oh, and one last thing, @martinist But I do have a GIF...
  21. Last day for voting. Here are the naughty people who haven't voted yet. @Dcubed @bob @S.C.G @Hero-of-Time @EEVILMURRAY @GenericAperson So get on that.
  22. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Absolutely masterful stage! Love it!
  23. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Room's open now.
  24. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Yeah, I can definitely confirm that @Dcubed and @Ugh first aid can't make it tonight.
  25. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Oh right, Stamina Mode this week. 9:30