Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Question

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by hiroakihsu, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. hiroakihsu
    OP

    hiroakihsu SUPREME LURKER OF THE WORLD

    Member
    203
    72
    Aug 10, 2003
    United States
    On the edge of my seat
    Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but...Does anyone know if Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shares the same online servers as Wii U's Mario Kart 8? Just wanted to know if I should expect cheaters/hackers when playing online, like on Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS, seeing that cheats are now available for Wii U as well.
     


  2. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

    Member
    786
    345
    Feb 20, 2010
    Germany
    no
     
    Saiyan Lusitano and hiroakihsu like this.
  3. Plomo

    Plomo GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    121
    28
    Feb 8, 2017
    United States
    Down the street
    If there servers are shit again then i'm not even paying for online, i'm not going to buy a switch until I know what the server speeds are, if they're the same as the old servers then I am not buying the switch.
     
  4. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    To be honest, I rarely had issues with MK8's servers (even MK Wii's servers were pretty stable when I played on it), if you have a LAN adapter, you can get even more stability compared to WiFi.
     
    Saiyan Lusitano likes this.
  5. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,593
    3,156
    Oct 29, 2015
    Sweden
    Been playing MK8D and it's lagless. If there's anything I'd complain about is that during the first matches I kept getting booted off until I got into them.
     
    the_randomizer likes this.
  6. Plomo

    Plomo GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    121
    28
    Feb 8, 2017
    United States
    Down the street
    If you have a pc try to get a program to monitor your ping for the Nintendo server (so you wirelessly scan your switch) and tell me the results (if you can get a program of course)
     
  7. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    One thing that's nice that they added in spectator mode is it now display what lap the players are on, something GameXplain showed on one of their videos, so it's no longer a mystery how long we have to wait. And the WiFi I have is pretty good, 100 mbps, so I don't think I'll have any issues whenever I get the game :P I rarely got lag on MK8 (haven't played it in a while though), been playing a lot of Smash with my friend in the UK, occasional lag but otherwise very stable.
     
  8. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,593
    3,156
    Oct 29, 2015
    Sweden
    I also noticed that when the system randomly chooses a stage from a user, it's either 100 or 150 which means it can be rather dull if you end up on 100cc. To be fair, you can drift as much as you want and that certainly boosts ya up but 100cc shouldn't even be allowed online.
     
    the_randomizer likes this.
  9. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,018
    2,658
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    All I know is that GameExplain did at least a good 30 minutes of Battle mode online using phone thethering (to check stability + data usage), and it ran rather well for them.
     
    the_randomizer likes this.
  10. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    To be honest, I'm not that good at drifting or fire-hopping, I haven't practiced enough, maybe with the Switch Pro controller, that might be somewhat easier to do?

    Yeah, the fact they fixed the 59 fps issue is also a huge plus for me, I'm one of the few people who noticed it, and it drove me crazy; I'm glad they have a proper battle mode, I can finally have my friends and I play it.
     
    Xabring likes this.
  11. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

    Member
    2,242
    946
    Aug 25, 2014
    On his bed
    I thought my game was literally always lagging online because of that glitch.

    Also fire-hopping is gone now, so no use. It actually makes you slower, guess its a new physics engine.
     
  12. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I never used fire-hopping (I wasn't good enough to get it down, as pathetic as that is), and rubber-banding AI seems to be better balanced (unlike Fast RMX, which I hear is unforgiving in that department), but at
    the very least, the game seems like the game the Wii U iteration should've been.
     
  13. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

    Member
    2,242
    946
    Aug 25, 2014
    On his bed
    The wiiu version wasnt THAT bad. Still, i like the changes.
     
  14. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    No, it wasn't bad at all, the only thing that really irked me is that the battle mode was absolute shite, and this version is what the Wii U version should've been IMHO.
     
  15. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

    Member
    2,242
    946
    Aug 25, 2014
    On his bed
    Ah, i see.
     
  16. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    452
    Apr 3, 2014
    United States
    Key Largo, Florida
    I never had any problems with the Mario Kart Wii U servers.... no lag or crap like that...
     
  17. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    That's just me, and I'm one of the few people who noticed the 59 fps issue, glad they fixed it. Why they couldn't patch it in the Wii U version is beyond me.
     
  18. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

    Member
    2,242
    946
    Aug 25, 2014
    On his bed
    Im guessing it was a hardcoded bug that no amount of updating could fix. Or they just didnt know how to without re-making the entire game's code.
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    21,184
    10,073
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    And yet the Switch version fixes it somehow, it's weird, but it's all good :P
     
  20. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    761
    248
    Mar 29, 2010
    United States
    oh there is lag. It depends on your upload speed. when it laggin i cant pick an item and i have to wait for the game to stop it. when that happens your items will hit players and they will spin but not slow down. thats because they are not getting hit on their screen. at-leaste their coins pop out. also items will go through your banana/shell on your ass sometimes.
    and even better you can have blue shell immunity. on wii u mk8 my friend and i with 2 wii u's in the house onine were 1st and second online and blue shells would hit the 3rd place guy. great times. we musta not been 1 and 2nd on their screen. the race results said we were really 1st and 2nd tho.