Hey there, welcome to /mk8g/ - Mushroom Madness Edition!
Here you can discuss the Mario Kart series (other kart game discussion welcome) and hook up with some buds to play with. We all coolcats here so drop your NNID and you will be sure to get a few adds.
Mushroom Monday: 3196-5711-9322
MK7 (really dusty): 07-0695-1617-1935
General info - http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Kart_8
Stats - http://bin.smwcentral.net/u/5196/mk8stats.html
World Records - http://mkwrs.com/mk8/
Some modders have been able to mess with music and some text strings. Basically "hello world" tier stuff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cS66tbIrEg
Diddy Kong Racing rumored to be returning, wat do?? hum darkmoon caverns!
The Benz is coming to the US, n-not that we cared.. - https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/480017305502773248
>Why are we on /vg/???
During the week we hang out here, please do NOT make threads on /v/ unless it is the weekend, we don't need the mods and janitors breathing down our necks.
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>Today's pro tip
The Piranha Plant can eat Bloopers! not only that, he will also take a chomp at Lakitu if he is flying around near you!
Alright, I think that's enough for me for awhile. All this Space Peach is just too much for one baby to handle.
Not to mention those setups: Sport Bike with Rollers, Gold Standard with Slicks, Circuit Special with Slims. Not toning it down one bit, I see.
I've used Gold/Metal tires, but only in very specific instances. I used Metal tires for awhile with Daisy, because I had an extra 0.25 acceleration that was going to waste and the extra weight was handy for the lighter character. And of course, Gold tires on Metal Mario for the max weight.
Beyond that, Slim tires have the same speed and better acceleration, and give decent handling/traction by themselves. I doubt you'll see many Metal tires used by many people because of it.
P.S. Yoshi, Yoshi Bike, Sponge/Wood/Cushion tires, and a Cloud Glider should work well for a Yoshi inside drift bike.
Ok the usual from me, anyone interested in some teams tonight?
Drive the course faster.
Use items better.
Isn't he on right now? I seem to recall his name in the three-Rosalina room I was recently in.
I almost got first in both Mario Stadium and Wario Stadium, only to be screwed at the end due to multiple reds, so it's certainly possible. I was Baby Daisy, so top speed was hardly a factor.
Or maybe I'm thinking of a different person.
>Go into Item Box
>Look on WiiU pad
>Looking for Veech
>Look back up
>Fallen off the track
>Get put in front of Thwomp, with Veech approaching
>Throw bomb at Thwomp
>It bounces back right towards me
>Use Star to trigger, as well as avoid the explosion
>Explosion hits Veech
>Fly away with Star and Shroom
Sasuga Veech, your skills are tremendous. I bow before your almighty ability
I was a bit ago, but left due to all the Rosalinas in the room.
I mean, literally four in a six person room. It was getting annoying.
I suppose I could come back if someone wants another player, though.
Yeah I'm already there
Veech stop trolling you sillypants
Veech just sent me a PM, apparently someone sent him screenshots of all the shit people were saying and he's thinking of quitting, just because he doesn't understand why all the hate. I told him it's basically because a vocal minority are pissed because they kept losing to him, but he's still a bit taken aback, so yeah I think he's left the /v/ server.
Congrats guys, you kicked a cool guy from our game because he won a few too many times, hope you're all proud.
>mfw she says SEE YA on a bike with slicks
if you're not a newfaggot to these threads you'll know Veech stopped posting weeks ago, he left his twitter so why don't you contact him there, if you're not a pussy who just wants to talk shit to me instead.
Try and guess who I am? I came third in the last race, there's a clue
>hating on someone playing Lakitu because they beat you in a race
If someone can't beat a person with half their top speed, then they need to git gud, not start whining like a bunch of little babies.
well that's just flat out bullshit because I raced with him a few times and he won most, he came last in one, he had a stalled start at sunshine airport iirc
i can see why he doesn't like racing with us anymore
In Turnpike you weren't at all, then it all went to hell again
>mfw spamming triple green backwards
Erik your dong is expanding a lot, thank's for the red shell bump
What if I told you
I was a grill
then the game wouldn't be fun anymore.
Then I would
not care and hit you with a green shell anyways.
If playing with /v/ has taught me anything, it is fuck working with anyone else
except specific people where it's okay.
I'm done for now, time to get some sleep. Thank's for the
funraces anons, good luck
Is it just me or is the Rainbow Road mis-labelled? It says N64 but I'm pretty sure the N64 version was a circuit where you could jump the barrier to skip half the track.
Sorry if this has already been addressed.
They took out that ability by setting up invisible Lakitu barriers (not to mention different physics) to prevent that from happening in this one.
Did you actually go online and attempt to skip half the track with a mushroom boost?
>tfw you're not it that list
M-maybe one day you'll like me anon
i feel you
one time i posted my Mii in a Mii thread and someone said i was the one whoring the MK8 threads even tho ihaven't had played the game for weeks
I haven't played online for a while, I felt after getting 2nd or 3rd all the time I was bound to lose my hard earned rank points sooner rather than later...plus I am still unsure who I want to actually main, all I know is I do better with either light or heavy characters, no good with the in between ones.
I tend to be real forgetful unless it's someone I see a lot and remember how they act.
I could probably name a bunch of other racers off the top of my head as well, although I don't distinguish them much more than "that one who hits me with green shells all the time" like everyone else.
Anyone who I played MK7 with. Too bad most of them are dead.
I miss Lunar ;_________;
No, seriously, I doubt anyone knows. The acceleration values are tiered, such that you can only have a value of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. There is no fractional acceleration values (and no way to get 6 in any stat). As such, when putting together a kart, you should generally look at options which give you that solid X.00 number value in acceleration. Preferably with a Cloud Glider, so that the numbers in your other stats can be as high as potentially possible.
Fuck that boomerang. I wish there was some indicator of who threw the boomerang after the fact, so that I can ensure their life is a living hell for the rest of the match. Every single goddamn time, it knocks me out of a drift and hits me twice, because I can't move before it returns. And no amount of beeping the horn has let me catch one so far.
Is it really R to catch a boomerang? That's just silly, given that the item button is L. Why would they even do that?
That would explain why I've never caught one, though.
guys stop trolling with this. you can only catch the boomerang if you're in a hard brake (no gas pedal). it's not worth it for beginners to attempt to catch it at all since the risks usually outweigh the rewards. you shouldn't be worrying about catching until 8000+ vr and after you've mastered fire hopping.
>Yfw the guy behind you gets triple red shells when you are about to do a big jump
Triple reds should be limited to places where the person in front of you can get triple greens/bananas. There should be some way, at least in theory, to protect against them. 1st place has literally no defense against someone who pulled triple reds in 2nd, outside being so far ahead of everyone that no amount of stopping will matter.
>be in third, get Bob-Omb
>get passed by Blue Shell, it hits the second and reks the 1st
>I pass by and place the Bob Omb on the first ramp of Cheep Cheep Beach
I've had people right on my ass get them. I've also picked up triple reds when an opponent was just a short distance away. My best defense against triple reds is to just fuck over everyone so bad that I have a wide enough lead to take two of them and keep going.
Tap L three times quickly, no more. You'll either get the item or the server is under lag and will give it to you whenever. If you wait too long, then just tap it once and wait. It's better than accidentally tossing the item.
Cool, good to know. I'm not sure how easy it is to maintain a lead under 1s consistently without worrying about a green shell ricochet or waiting around for people to take turns correctly.
Any more people wanting to race? We are in a general race with just 4 people
you can actually alwaysw stop the spinning earlier if you hit it at the right time
>dun dun DUN, dun dun DUN
at the second "spin" L will always stop it but theres this myth that it will always give you shitty items as well
>Cool, good to know. I'm not sure how easy it is to maintain a lead under 1s consistently without worrying about a green shell ricochet or waiting around for people to take turns correctly.
its extremely difficult, but if you can pull it off you'll only have to worry about running reds, single shroom passes, and the blue
Online, if the server is lagging then no amount of pressing L will give you the item until it's done. At the worst points, the server gives everyone nothing but coins, although I've only seen that happen once.
>although I've only seen that happen once.
you havent seen me
Requesting drawfags to draw more Koopas
That's the impression I'm getting... even better, he waited twice at the finish line on RR and one time he waited only to use a shroom boost and
knock me off the track
N-No, don't worry about it, it was just genuine curiousity on my part.
You kawaii faggots made me open my computer so I can write easier.
I love all anons, I was supposed to sleep but can't get any and my uptime is going at 34hours
Well name it and I'll write it up since I'm here for a moment.
I did all requests that were made, outcluding newer ones. Meruru princess is undone. Someone requested ''any princess doing anything'' so I'm skipping that since I did double spacegirl picture and the Meruru one will be likely Peach
Yes, repostan. I need to draw a lot more koopapoopas because it's hard as fuck
Oh god, I didn't mean to- o-oh well, since you offered... I didn't think of anything specific yet, but I'll post when, okay?
Basically I imagined something like a Koopa winning a race while some heavy weights look shocked at the surprising win
I was on before.
As said, I've been awake for 34 hours, tried to sleep for 4 or so hours with no results. Hopping in now would probably kill me
That sounds fine, but If you're unsure on specifics, you can talk about it tomorrow. Can't get to it soon anyways sadly
Did you like my star lan?
>Pihrana plant bites Fleshman 4 times
>he still speeds away from me
So we're just breaking the rules now?
Okay, I tried Shroom Shrooming, and my butt feels raw from the reaming I got.
Thanks for the fun time, /v/! I'll proceed to lurk for a while
>Pass dog and says im 2nd
>No, Dog is 1st actually
Fix your string cup internet
Join, you /v/irgins!
>tfw ham truly left MK for good
Is the main tournament any active right now? I don't feel like setting up my WiiU only to find everyone went to shrooms or everyone is too split up.
You want us to make a permanent move here or something?
H-Hey, I just gone done racing for today...
Please cure your newfag, we don't want to get banned over there
Just don't do it again. We did get on some janitor's nerve back back on the first month, we don't want to push our luck anymore
I lost so many times from him teleporting and bumping me offroad. I'm glad he took his shitty connection with him
Welcome to Mario Kart 8. Where the RNG is so shitty, you'll get a single shroom while the guy being you get triple reds.
Tomorrow I will kart once more.
funwhile it lasts.
No, I don't mean bad luck with a string of coins. I mean that literally every single racer, from first to last, getting only coins in every single item box for the entire race.
there's a simple test to tell which miis are accurate and which are 40 year old incels pretending to be their elementary school waifus.
if you wouldn't be ashamed to be seen in public with it, then its not accurate.
>first attempt at drawing with a tablet
>trying this hard to push out some art
G-Go easy on me, /vg/
It looks slightly sloppy (jagged outline, some misshapen parts) but it also has a lot of charm to it. I like it.
Eh, can't say that I care for inside drift bikes. I'm used to a kart sliding during a drift and so I use that for turns. Inside drift starts off too far out and ends up too far out afterwards. I suppose I could get used to drifting more than once on some turns, although I prefer to just hug the inside.
Plus, the game almost felt hand-holdy with the inside drifts. A lot of times I found coins strangely lined up precisely along the best drift lines.
You put up a hard argument, I'll give you that.
>already broke a blue shell with horn
>already took one red shell and stayed in 1st
>run into obvious banana in the middle of the road
Yeah, I didn't deserve even the placement I got there.
>blue shell hits plein
>red shell hits plein
>he still finishes first with ~2 second lead
We should get a compilation of the Miiverse drawings as a General image, some of you guys are really talented. How does one pull stuff off of Miiverse like that, I've only had my Wii U for a month and a half now.
Defense doesn't mean shit when everything hits you at once.
I'm the guy that'll get hit by a red shell while he has triple shells/banana. If I ever get a Crazy 8, a green shell will come in from the side at a dead angle and hit the bob-omb.
>WAAAAAAAAH glides really far to the right trying to dodge a red shell
>Gets hit and falls out of bounds
I'm sorry but that was pretty funny.
Red shells that go over a glider pad will follow you in the air, so that won't work. They sometimes break when they land back on the track though.
Sorry about hitting you then, my luck must've turned after getting near last so many times
Learn the best routes for the tracks. All the other fancy skills you could learn and stats to look over could still be outmatched simply by someone driving in straight lines, cutting corners close, and using mushroom shortcuts.
Other than that, proper drifting and learning softdrifting will likely see the biggest improvement in your game.
Pro tip: Consider not holding an item behind you while in first. If you keep it in reserve while a Blue Shell hits you, you will still have the item in reserve.
>usually finish 6th-9th
>finish 1st for once
> move wii next to window
> take gamepad outside on to 3rd floor roof of house
> sit in cool night air playing mario kart with /v/
well this is the closest I'll get to having friends
>everyone has a meta-waifu
>mfw I'm a guy and I have a meta-
Don't feel bad about it. My friends are total scrubs and whined when I beat them in MK8. At this point, i'm only playing with /v/.
They also started circlejerking once they got GFs, it's been a month since I saw them
Oh Mroks. I knew there was something more than some sort of rivalry going on.
>you will never be anyone's mario kart waifu because you are a bully
>you will never be anyone's Mario kart waifu or rival, but remain completely forgotten, because you don't bully and nobody remembers you
who is your
implying some us don't like being bullied
what are you a fucking casual
>tfw you're citrus
>tfw you're friends with melissa
>tfw you can never catch up to melissa
>Seconds from last lap
>Boomerang hits me
>"Oh thats fine, I dont mind third place"
>Hit by shell
>Hit by other shell
>Mario guy next to me gets hit too
>About to place
>Second to last
Fuck you guys, but you're still a lot of fun to play with.
>what is considered a gud VR
Nobody cares. We ignore VR around here.
Primarily because you can grind VR and so it's a poor indication of actual skill. I'm ~3000 VR right now and can shit all over 4000-5000 VR with even poor setups. I simply don't play Worldwide enough to bump my VR up to where is "should" be, and even if I did, everyone at that skill level would be increasing their VR within a few months anyways.
Pretty soon, VR will simply be an indication of who has played the most in Worldwide online, and nothing about skill levels.
you can't lose VR fast enough in this game
if you play a lot you trend upwards
there needed to be much harsher penalties for losing, but it wouldn't feel good so they didn't do it
was watching a 9999VR streamer and he was actually trash
meanwhile JAK's VR is what, 4000?
Personally, I find the babies, from least to most annoying, in this order.
Seriously, I'm starting to run into Baby Dasiy players more than Lakitu ones, and I fucking loathe Lakitu.
From what I've seen, Baby Daisy seems the most disliked of the babies. Ironically, her and Baby Rosalina are the ones that I see the most online. I rarely see the bros if ever, and even at that, it's mostly Luigi.
I've only seen two Lakitu players even in MK8 online, an one of those is Melissa.
I feel that Daisy is a shell magnet anyways, so I haven't noticed a difference with Baby Daisy in that regard.
Jap Toadette, Barkley, Candy, Dog, Satan, Ryza, Plein, Turbo.
I have too many, I like everyone at least a little
Thank's for the pic and good morning
I probably like you too
I hope you don't use Miis