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    Unhappy No More SwapNote SpotPass!

    If you haven't heard the news: Nintendo shut down SpotPass features for Swapnote on 3DS

    I'm super disappointed that Nintendo had to remove SpotPass for SwapNote. I had been playing Animal Crossing and meeting people via Club Tortimer; now that I've moved on from AC (I bet y'all can't guess what I'm playing now! ), I don't really have a good way of making contact with my AC playmates.

    Anyone else feeling the pain or am I the only weirdo who used SwapNote for its intended purpose?

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    They removed the functionality because of the new Wi-Fi Relay point system.

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    I think nintendo is being ridiculous, it's the only way for 3DS friends to message each other!

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    Ah... This is more than the old news of turning off streetpass. Well, I guess I might as well delete the app because it no longer works?

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    I guess you could still StreetPass your friends... but honestly, who streetpasses SwapNotes?
    And it's still a way for Nintendo to communicate with players about new things (such as the new LoZ 3DS game).

    But I loved sharing photos with other 3DS friends. It was particularly nice with AC:NL since villagers could move from one town to another & it's nice to send updates about all the hilarity that ensues.

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    Nope, Streetpass was removed when they opened up the Nintendo Zones as Relay points. So now you can't exchange via SpotPass or Streetpass. So, it's dead software.

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    Hm... I can't find any evidence that the StreetPass function is off. According to N4G.COM, you can still StreetPass, but StreetPass SwapNote would only work on people on your friend's list.

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    I was using it mostly for the same reason you were - sending AC:NL screenshots to my friends.

    I wish Nintendo had found a way to disable 3DS camera photos being sent while still enabling game screenshots.
    But, they're the same file format and probably save to the same location; so it's just frustrating.
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    Does that mean we can delete SwapNotes completely?

    I don't really use it for anything, other than the random notes I get.

    Same for videos, I rarely watch anything there either.


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    It's sad to me that Nintendo had to take this drastic measure because some people were abusing the system I am sure that this feature has been part of the game since it was released in Japan and only when it reached the states do they need to remove the functionality because some people were using the system to send inappropriate messages Can't people just play the game and not use every means available to be stupid, jeez.


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