MeFis on Nintendo DS? December 17, 2005 10:06 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to organize or provide space for MeFites with a Nintendo DS and one of the several WFC-enabled games (Animal Crossing, MarioKart, Tony Hawk) to share their friend-codes. Anyone else interested? I ache to race against people I'm connected to! I want to bring oranges to your villages!
posted by mph to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:06 AM (16 comments total)

I am 95% certain Kart will be in my Christmas stocking this year. I've put my (hopeful) Xbox 360 Gamertag into my profile and will do the same once I'm up on the DS games!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:25 AM on December 17, 2005

Also see this thread.
posted by panoptican at 11:02 AM on December 17, 2005

Thanks, panoptican. I looked there. I guess what I'm asking here is if there's a more general interest in a registry of some sort.

It's the last gasp of $5 Noob enthusiasm expressing itself before I resign myself to awkward and tone-deaf Pepsi Blue references and a life spent in anticipation of the perfect occasion to break out an "... it vibrates?" jibe.
posted by mph at 12:27 PM on December 17, 2005

I'm there, I've got Aminal Crossing (it's just not as cute to say "animal")
posted by Hands of Manos at 12:50 PM on December 17, 2005

I'd be up for it.
posted by wanderingmind at 1:55 PM on December 17, 2005

Can I just have the oranges?
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:07 PM on December 17, 2005

I'll be getting a DS from Santa this year, hopefully with Kart and Crossing, so I'm definitely interested. I'll update my profile with the info when I get it.

(But if you come to my village and start cutting down my trees and making a mess I will cut you)
posted by kosher_jenny at 5:59 PM on December 17, 2005

I have grown weary of nothing but pear trees. Count me in, if only for the oranges.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:01 PM on December 17, 2005

I love the internet.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 8:55 PM on December 17, 2005

Couldn't you just post your 'friend-code' or whatever on your user page?

Maybe we could add a tagging system to users, so people could tag themselves, like 'nintendoDS' or whatnot.
posted by delmoi at 11:02 PM on December 17, 2005

You could just post your friend code, but that'd be best for looking up a specific MeFite and seeing if he/she has one posted. A directory of some sort would make it easier to just add a batch of folks and increase your chances of serendipitous Animal Crossing visits.

A friend I spoke to about this last night suggested using Google Base to do a directory of some sort. I kind of liked that idea.
posted by mph at 7:46 AM on December 18, 2005

I have oranges...
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:12 PM on December 18, 2005

I'd be all for this. The tricky part though is tracking when people are online playing the game. A list of friend codes doesn't really help you much if you can't coordinate when to open your gates or go visiting (in Animal Crossing).
posted by chunking express at 7:13 AM on December 19, 2005

Synchronizing meetup times is an issue. I don't think there's any doing that part very easily.

For now, I've just slipped my info into my profile, figuring maybe building mass will help with achieving some chance for serendipity, if nothing else.

I've seen some people who announce times when they'll be receiving, though. Don't know if that would work very well with my, uh, jetset lifestyle.
posted by mph at 8:12 AM on December 19, 2005

For people who want to try out the online mode with strangers in Animal Crossing, i'd check out Animal Crossing Live which works really well. You basically say you want to leave your town, or have visitors, and it matches you with strangers.
posted by chunking express at 4:01 PM on December 19, 2005

I'm not sure if people still pay attention to old threads, but Metafilter users could create a team on DS Connect.
posted by chunking express at 11:38 AM on December 22, 2005

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