@TheOldManFromZelda The thing is I don't even remember if this is what I'm SUPPOSED to get, but it is what I DO get. Come to think of it I don't even remember who my provider is. I should probably look into this now.
I remember there was some weird thing with Chicago though like huge parts of the city don't have the infrastructure needed for good Internet or something. So they were like oh yeah you COULD get those speeds if you lived on this block or that one, but not the block you live on.
But that was a few years ago at a different apartment.
Ha ha ha ha holy F I'm shopping around and AT&T says they can only give me 1.5 Mbps at our building. I might as well just get dial-up. Is that still a thing?
THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T MOVE INTO AN OLD PEOPLE APARTMENT.
I'm going to check and see if Comcast (my current provider) can even give more. No point in upgrading if they can't physically give me the higher speeds. (This exact thing happened at my aunt's house, we upgraded, speeds stayed the same, I called them up to see what was up, they were like oh yeah you can't get the higher speed there... THEN WHY THE F WOULD YOU LET US "UPGRADE" AND CHARGE US FOR IT?)
@TheOldManFromZelda Is that part of a cable package or standalone? I see that packaging is cheaper but we don't want cable or anything just Internet.
I double checked and I'm actually paying $40 for 3 Mbps right now. Bah. Comcast has a 25 Mbps for $50 standalone. But I better check and see that my building can even get these speeds. I seem to have the worst luck in buildings. (It's probably not luck I keep moving into cheap buildings where the tenants probably can't spend much on Internet so nothing ever gets upgraded.) (But at my aunt's house they told us that literally most every other block in her neighborhood could get higher speeds but hers couldn't.)
It might just be my personal experience but Chicago seems to have the worst Internet infrastructure of the major American cities.
I probably would have known this if I thought about it but pairing Joycons counts as 2 controllers. So, for instance, if you want to do 8 player Smash, you can't use any paired Joycons because that will take up 2 of the 8 slots.
A tad bit annoying because I promised my students 8 player Smash and brought 4 Wavebirds, 1 Pro controller, and a bunch of Joycons I thought I would pair up but obviously that won't work and like, no one wants to play Smash with a single Joycon. So we just did 6 player instead, which I'm sure they were happy with.
@Zero When it comes to games, ping speed is much more important than mbps. Mbps is more for downloads and streaming and such. Ping is the time it takes for your computer to respond, so a quick ping is what you need to stay connected and to avoid lag, though 3mbps is pretty slow so maybe it's a combo of things. The stability of your connection to your router is also important.
Unfortunately I'm not a tech person so I don't know what to do to increase ping or what to look for in an ISP that offers good ping. I simply know good ping is essential for smooth online playing. Between 10ms-30ms is ideal condition, 30ms-100ms can be playable, and anything over 100ms you're in deep doo-doo. Hopefully this info can help steer you towards what to search for to figure out a solution.
@Mop it up While this is technically true in my experience generally a slower connection will have a slower ping since the bandwidth gets eaten up so much that it interferes with the traffic. I mean especially if we're doing more than one thing at once in our apartment (which we often are) we pretty much destroy that 3 Mbps.
It does make me wonder though like if it would even help much. My connection is NOT good for games, it usually works ok for Rocket League but sometimes not, and even when it is ok I notice that I have the highest ping when it shows ping in between matches... and mine is usually yellow while the others are green. Sometimes red.
But I think it would do something to get up to 25 Mbps.
So, this game sure is ultimate in terms of character roster and stages, and the new Spirits stuff is really cool and mitigates some of my complaints about the trophies being missing, but don't you guys also miss some of the old modes? Home Run Contest and Break the Targets and stuff like that? All Star Mode?
I had a bit of lag playing against a fellow Sydneysider, and then a bunch more playing agsinst randos online from who knows where.
It seemed to be me because I was having issues with the NES online games too so I tested the wifi, and it was abysmal. Which isodd because my PS4 works via wifi fine for the most part and it's in the sameroom.
Moving my switch next to the modem helped the connection a bunch but there was still a bit of lag with the random peeps, so I dunno.
I definitely liked Break the Targets in the first two games, but I understand why they wouldn't want to make one for every character now. The new Classic mode is a real winner though. It's got tons of nerdy Nintendo references, and I think many of them will go over most players' heads!
I got the Pokémon trainer pretty early on. It's been a fun time so far.
The new voice actor they got for the male trainer is not doing it for me so i'm going with the female alt. I think it's because his brawl voice actor was Ash's current voice actress while his current one (who did Red in Pokemon Origins) sounds more like Gary. Just doesn't feel right.