Mario Kart 8 to be getting a major patch plus free DLC on August 27th

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  2. NeonEmerald

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    Many features on that list should have been included upon release.
     
  3. Oxybelis

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    Looks like no more online play for me. :(
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle

    May I ask why?
     
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    I'm on 5.0.0 firmware and do not want to update.
     
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    - Map for tv screen = As long as we still have the option to turn it off then its a great change.
    - DLC car = Cool i guess?
    - Menu after a race will be default on "next race" = Ridiculous that this wasnt the case originally. Great change and long overdue
    - Last user car added to save = Saves time scrolling through all the car bits. Good change
    - Edit others highlight = Not entirely sure what this will change but more options to the replay stuff is always good.
    - Records = Finally! Great change
    - Improved online stability and "other problems" = Online has always been fine for me and i dont see any exploits or glitches in the game but good change!
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Online where I live, at least wireless, is absolutely unstable and unreliable, often dropping in MK 8 and it's annoying as hell. Suffice to say, I hope this helps somewhat, failing that, I'll get a LAN adapter.
     
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    i don't see: fixed fire hopping the one thing that needs to be fixed!:glare:
     
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    Possibly when the patch is nearing release we'll get some more details on the "other problems."
     
  10. WiiCube_2013

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    Nothing about more racing tracks being added or fixing the fucking Battle Mode but these improvements are welcomed. :)

    This doesn't seem to be used online, it's more of an offline trick because even if you firehop against other online players it doesn't mean you'll end up being on 1st place necessarily.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    doesnt have anything to do with being 1st it's used to cheat you out of a place and it's fucking rage inducing! one of the reasons i don't play online right now.
     
  12. WiiCube_2013

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    It's not cheating it's simply a trick that's there to be used if the player wants to or not.

    No different than gaining an infinite amount of lives in a Mario platforming game. You either use or you don't. Pick your choice and move on.

    I won't be playing MK8 until this DLC/Patch is release because I'm burnt off the game and have no interest in playing it now.
     
  13. Armadillo

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    "Map display will be added on the TV screen"

    Nice. I use the pro controller to play and it's annoying to have to keep the gamepad near me as well, so I can see the map. I wonder if what weapons people are holding will be shown on screen as well, or if that will still be gamepad only.
     
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    One thing still missing: Battle maps.

    Seeing how Nintendo is now into DLC I hope they will add at least few battle maps in future.
     
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    No split screen disable option? One player looks at gamepad, the other at TV...
     
  16. WiiCube_2013

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    Battle Maps to be released in 2018!

    10/10 - IGN!
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    no no no IT IS cheating. your not supposed to do that it's a glitch it is NOT a trick and using a glitch to do something is cheating
     
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  18. MarioFanatic64

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    They should change the Game Pad maps so it's more akin to the Bottom Screen display in Mario Kart DS/7; A Top-down view of the track so you can see what's coming up behind you.
     
  19. WiiCube_2013

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    Nintendo obviously polished the game well enough (except Battle Mode) to know the pros and cons of Mario Kart 8 and they knowingly left the Fire Hopping as an alternative for players who want to use the trick to make use of it, while others use different methods.

    You know, collecting an infinite amount of lives in a Mario game is cheating but has Nintendo done anything about it? No. It's always been there to be used, some take a crack at it others don't.
     
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    no no no ninty didn't intend to put this in
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