So I've been playing online for about a day now got myself up to 2000 already and I pretty much completed everything I just need some few car parts and the golden glider which will come in time. The problem is that the item balance in multiplayer is even worse now than it was on WiiU! Thanks to Nintendo's bright ideas, we now have to deal with 2x the unbalanced items being thrown at me constantly! It's bullshit! What ever happened to the time where it actually takes skill, not luck to get first place. If you get first place then you should feel like the luckiest person alive. I get hit so many times to the point where I sometimes get last place because of all the red shells, star hits, bullet hits, and fire Flowers. And there's this bull shit where people get flowers and stars in second and third place like WTF?! I'm here in dead last with only a banana.. How is that balanced? I don't even aim for first place anymore because if I do, thats when I begin to get hit even more. In one of my recent matches I was on rainbow road and I get hit with 2 star players, a bullet bill, 2 red shells, an incoming blueshell making its way to the first place guy then I fall.. and get hit about 2 more times by green shells and the funny part about this is that I was in one spot, I literally couldn't move because of all the items being thrown at me. Nintendo needs to rebalanced this shit because it's damn near unplayable now.