This isn't really a roundtable, but I have to beef up my numbers...
Just wondering, since mine goes out of whack VERY easily. Like, by the end of a round of F-Zero, I'm usually facing away from my TV to play. Zelda Battle Quest, too, until I learned that you could use the analog stick. Does this happen to you guys, too? I always thought that it was just a Wii U issue, but now I'm thinking that my geomagnetic sensor is on the fritz, or something.
Also, while you're here, how often does your 3DS stop reading the SD card (until you reinsert it)? It pretty much happens to me every time I run somewhere with a 3DS in my pocket. Which, for various reasons, is pretty much every day. Today, my game of Gunman Clive was halted by a very mild knock to my 3DS. Annoying. But a fun game!
Are you sure the GamePad doesn't use the IR sensor to recalibrate like the Wiimote does with Motion Plus? This can mess things up if you have other sources of IR light in your room, such as lightbulbs, sunlight, candles, etc.
As for 3DS, mine has never had an issue reading the SD card, but it is the one that came with it. Is yours a larger card? Is it a cheap brand?
This should be renamed, "How often do you use your Wablet?", amirite?!
But seriously, I should recalibrate mine. Ever since the last big update, mine has been on the fritz, forcing me to use the Pro Controller. I can literally sit 3 feet away from the WiiU, and any slight motion causes a disruption. I hope my Wablet isn't broken. What's the warranty life on those things, anyways?
I honestly don't even know what you're referring to; why on earth would you need to be sitting backwards on your couch to play F-Zero on it? All I know is my wablet extends to my bed and my toilet (upstairs) with minimal issues, which is all the distance I need.
It happens to me with Nintendo Land as well (F-Zero in particular). Pretty sure it's just a problem with the tech in general, since the game is clearly designed with it in mind (ever notice that in F-Zero, the game stops after every 4 sections and you have to press "OK" to recalibrate?).
If you haven't noticed it, then Nintendo has done a good job hiding it. After every 4 sections there's a "checkpoint" where your vehicle stops, you see the times for the last four sections, then on the GamePad you have to press the "OK" button. It is recalibrating the GamePad when you press "OK".
Only when I play the F-Zero game in Nintendo Land. It literally becomes unplayable after two sections and I'm almost holding it "normal" (read: with my thumbs on the buttons and analog sticks) to go forward. None of the rest of the games do this, so I'm not sure what the problem is...
As for my 3DS, it's never had issues reading my SD card.
Meanwhile, I've started having frequent issues with my SD card in the 3DS, but I don't know if that's because I'm using it a lot more now. I don't need to reseat the card. I just return to the home menu, the system reconsiders it's problems, and it's fine. Well, except for if I haven't saved in an hour.
Only issue I can think of for calibration was WM+ shit for Skyward Sword. I don't know what the hell I do wrong, but if I try to play the harp along with the girl in the pumpkin bar, my motion and Link's are way out of what halfway through the song every time. It's odd.
Anyway, these results are troubling. You 'no problem' people - even in F-Zero in Nintendo Land, you never have a problem?
I'm pretty sure that automatic recalibration is not the issue, since I game in a stygian dungeon. And it's not like I'm whipping it back and forth during F-Zero. Are my latent powers of magnetism screwing with the Geomagnetic Sensor? Is the Geomagnetic Sensor even functioning?
Maybe we wablet sufferers should send our pads in to Nintendo for repair, while they're still under warranty.
@Mop it up My SD card is a 32gb Ultra SD. But I have the same problem with the original 4gb card.
I've sent it thrice to Nintendo for repair. Last time, it even seems like they gave me a refurbished unit. If I send it again, I'm pretty sure that they'll wipe all of my data. My beloved Streetpass data...
Keep in mind, I run with a 3DS in my pocket. Like, VERY often. (Not for exercise, though.)