Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wild Frustration in Animal Crossing: Wild World


Most of us play online games simply to have a good time. Others use it for a more... sinister motive.

You see, I've been playing Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS nearly everyday for over a year straight. The game is repetitive and overly cutesy, but like most people who have given it a try, I can't get enough of it! A large portion of the fun comes from connecting online and visiting other people's towns or letting them see yours. For awhile it's been very safe to play online; you wouldn't have to worry about cheaters, hackers, or anything of that manner. Until recently, however...

There are bored, troublesome players known as "seeders" who come into your town only to try to ruin it for their own pleasure. What they do is use Action Replay, a popular cheat device, to plant "seeds" into your town which are invisible buildings, rocks, trees, etc. and cannot be seen until the next time you play the game. You cannot get rid of these "seeds" and they often make the game unplayable, and if they plant enough of these, can break you cartridge entirely.

The only way to avoid them is to carefully watch who you're playing with and to be very cautious at all times while someone else is visiting your town. Jeez, lowlifes will always find a way to try the suck the fun out of something for someone. Maybe those much-criticized "friend codes" weren't such a bad idea after all...

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7 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Yea, that sucks man. There will always be douchebags who like to ruin everyone else's fun.

Got a new blog going bro! Remember me, Ender? Check it out:

http://endersgames.wordpress.com/

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger The Elderly said...

First i heard of this, so much for technological advances.... wonder if theres a "fix" for it.....

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Ross said...

There's no fix available for it, if someone does it to you you're screwed...

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger Tom said...

That's why I only friend people I know pretty well. At first I hated the idea of friends codes but I see how they're useful now.

I just recently went back to the game and all the animals we're saying 'It's been 4 months!' 4 months and you didn't even contact the police? Great friends!

...and they wonder why my house is full of cockroaches! Maybe because my corpse has been lying there for 4 months...

Trust me to put a morbid outlook on such a cutesy game :D

 
At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't think it matters if you're careful who you play with because i played in a town with a guy and his friend for a few hours in his town and then they came to my town a lot. Well one time the guy whose town i was in comes to my town and just totally bricks the place without saying anything, now i have no acww game to play.

 
At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a seeder against seeders!

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to wreck seeders game carts because say acww costs £30 and seeders wreck 100 game carts they will have destroyed
£3000 worth of carts! They need a taste of their own medicine

 

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