Just remembered another reason why I hate Nintendo - the stars system Page 9

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  • AceGrace 18 Mar 2014 15:20:01 1,383 posts
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    Not sure what a kernt is but points do expire.

    Edited by AceGrace at 15:20:15 18-03-2014

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 5 Nov 2014 21:25:07 7,805 posts
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    Yeah this is still laughably shit. I don't know why they even bother.
  • Raiko101 5 Nov 2014 21:42:17 7,043 posts
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    Free stuff is better than no stuff. I've managed to get around 10 - 15 free virtual console games out of the stars system, in the past two or 3 years. Not incredibly amazing, but as a fan of retro gaming, i'm a happy chappy about it.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 5 Nov 2014 21:46:29 7,805 posts
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    VC games? The Wii u versions? Or do you mean buying points cards to get Wii points (incompatible with Wii U)? And then playing the VC games on the Wii or the Wii mode of the Wii U?
  • Raiko101 6 Nov 2014 09:49:45 7,043 posts
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    Just Wii versions, sadly. There's the upgrade discount prices on Wii U, but then they'd no longer be free, technically. :/

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  • aros 6 Nov 2014 11:20:51 3,519 posts
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    The points system is incredibly sneaky. I had loads at one point. Lovely to see Nintendo reward loyalty.
  • caligari 6 Nov 2014 11:30:45 17,198 posts
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    aros wrote:
    The points system is incredibly sneaky. I had loads at one point. Lovely to see Nintendo reward loyalty.
    It also makes me cry when I think of all of the great 'digital' downloads that I've had in the past, on Wii/DS consoles. One of the reasons I just can't bring myself to buy another Nintendo console as I'll just end up spending MORE money on stuff that will then be lost forever.
  • elhozzo 28 Dec 2014 13:43:38 361 posts
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    don't you get star awards if you buy digitally from eshop in Europe ?

    I just got New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS via Eshop, using a code I got from ebay ... and didn't get any stars ... (same as when I got Zelda color Gameboy games from VC)

    it's only physical games that are rewarded? how odd... doesn't work like that in US...
  • Sharzam 28 Dec 2014 14:16:48 3,624 posts
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    We get them for downloads yes,  the club Nintendo account and NNID are linked.

    Works out very nicely when you buy a download on Wii U as you get the stars and the premium credit. That's assuming you buy the download code somewhere else eg cdkeys.com.

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  • Raiko101 28 Dec 2014 15:30:53 7,043 posts
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    You can get stars from direct eShop purchases. It might take 24 hours to register, but it should count. They were doing a double stars promotion back when retail games first hit the eShop. They should still be offering stars on most retail titles.

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  • crimpy 28 Dec 2014 16:32:19 62 posts
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    Hi has anyone had the Error code 107-7401 when trying to link club Nintendo account to my wii u it says password is wrong but its not, i've tried reseting it but no joy :(

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  • dutchspeededup 20 Jan 2015 08:26:31 5,180 posts
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    Just had a look at the merchandise in the catalogue.

    Has there ever been any decent merchandise? The current selection is both small and shitey.
  • elhozzo 20 Jan 2015 08:49:44 361 posts
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    always crap (in UK)

    but ... changes are coming, Club Nintendo is closing ...!!
  • dutchspeededup 20 Jan 2015 09:12:45 5,180 posts
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    Just saw the article!
  • X201 20 Jan 2015 09:33:52 15,899 posts
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    dutchspeededup wrote:
    Just had a look at the merchandise in the catalogue.

    Has there ever been any decent merchandise? The current selection is both small and shitey.
    When there has been decent stuff its always out of stock instantly, due to people holding on to their stars because there wasn't anything decent to spend them on.

    I gave up registering cards on it yonks ago.

    Edited by X201 at 09:34:12 20-01-2015
  • DFawkes 20 Jan 2015 09:53:35 24,372 posts
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    This is well timed, I only just went through about 30 games registering them all last week. I went for the Game and Watch Ball thing. I've still got a few to register so I'll get those done this week and get something with the rest. My survey answers got increasingly frustrated as I went on though as a lot of the silly survey questions have the same answer. There's no need for me to tell them my age every. Single. Time.

    The good stuff might cost way to much points for most people, but I've had some great stuff. Shiny coins, a SNES Controller, poster, hats, collectors cards, figures and a good few soundtracks for download.

    Whatever they replace it with better be more streamlined. I hope they'll be integrating it more properly into the NNID system so you have one unified login. They're already linked so they could just migrate any info across.

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  • CosmicFuzz 20 Jan 2015 09:59:57 26,387 posts
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    Damn, sounds like you got some good stuff Fawkes! I never bothered with it, was actually planning to start registering stuff rather than just throwing it away, but ah well.

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  • jonsaan 20 Jan 2015 10:19:59 25,506 posts
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    Yeah, never say there is more than one game player in the house. If you do the survey wants the detail for every person. Every time,

    Edited by jonsaan at 10:20:13 20-01-2015

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  • vyseofhr 20 Jan 2015 10:46:25 935 posts
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    Yep, I've got a fair bit over the years too. As a service for for free rewards for buying things I'd get anyway, it's been great, if unnecessarily clunky.

    This is just the physical stuff:


    As with Fawkes, I've gotten extra downloaded soundtracks, multiple batches of Wii points etc, so I'm sad to see it go. My worry now is that the rewards will go all digital, which makes sense logistically and from a cost point of view, but would be a great shame as I love a lot of the stuff I've amassed over the years.

    Edited by vyseofhr at 11:04:47 20-01-2015

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  • CosmicFuzz 20 Jan 2015 11:00:42 26,387 posts
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    Christ! I should have paid more attention to it :(

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  • ChiefGB 21 Jan 2015 20:17:37 1,248 posts
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    See the club Nintendo website is as easy to use as ever :@
  • prawnking1980 21 Jan 2015 20:20:17 5,615 posts
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    @DFawkes I got the game and watch ball thing last year. Still all in its box untouched.
  • Ror1984 Friendliest Forumite, 2014 26 Jan 2015 12:11:40 4,523 posts
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    What the fuckety fuck?! Something good on the EU Club Nintendo catalogue? And for a reasonable 'price'?!

    You can now get the LoZ: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack for 3000 Nintendo Fun Stars. Eighty-nine tracks, including sixteen Milk Bar pieces. Please understand allow four weeks for delivery.
  • Raiko101 26 Jan 2015 12:19:53 7,043 posts
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    I have the Ocarina of Time Soundtrack, but i've listened to it just once. It sounds good on paper, but don't expect to get much use out of it.

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  • Ror1984 Friendliest Forumite, 2014 26 Jan 2015 12:27:48 4,523 posts
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    I have the Ocarina one as well, I've listened to it a couple of times, but it's just a nice little collectible really. I'm just glad to have something to spend the bloody stars on!

    I should probably post about this in the 3DS thread, actually.
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