First off, watch the video of a race I participated in:
So, I'm aware of the fact that people lag online, such as having people skip around the track, having items be wasted trying to hit someone that's randomly skipping around, and whatnot. However, this is a first: I clearly crossed the line in first place, however, the game awards me second place. You can see this at the end of the video. Take note:
1. As it shows "unknown" (Playing as Metal Mario) coming up to the finish line, you can see me (Playing as Bowser), ahead of him. It's slight movement in front of him, but you do see it.
2. You can see someone else (me) cross the line before unknown does.
3. After both of us have crossed the line, someone ahead of unknown (me) also gets hit with the lightning bolt.
4. Bela (I think he's a GBAtemp member, I'll have to find his profile if he does) came in third place, behind unknown, which showed properly. You can see him in the final part of the video, coming in third place as he did.
5. unknown did not pass me until after we got hit with the lightning, you can watch him pass me.
At the moment before I crossed the line, the game told me I was in first place. As I crossed the line, it played the not-first music, then told me I came in second place, which was confusing as fuck. I raced a few more times, but I wanted to investigate this race before I lost the video in my recent races on MKTV.
It's not that I'm pissed that I didn't get all my VR points or anything, but when you win clear as day and still fall to second place, I'm surprised Nintendo let such a massive tolerance towards such placements, heck, I'm surprised that this was even allowed as a margin of error. I know that Mario Kart communities take placings and who has won a race as to show standings and whatnot with accuracy, but when something as obvious as this happens, wouldn't it screw everything up? Has anyone else had such a stolen victory as mine? Surely I'm not alone.