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Ard
 
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Andiél
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3/1 11:19pm
tujunga - It was disconnecting with local multiplayer??? Oh man, that's bad. I didn't even try local (don't know anyone else with a Switch). I don't see a reason why that should happen though.

CaptainWolfy - this is how Wild World and City Folk were too honestly. I never played multiplayer in New Leaf so I don't really know what I'm missing out on. AC multiplayer has always been kinda meh. You just gotta make stuff up as you go. Really, multiplayer is only good for trading items and touring someone else's town.
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Hulachee
 
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Hyperion
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3/1 8:33pm
I also hate how the Local Player option is first and how you have to confirm repeatedly about allowing anyone in with a Dodo code.
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SashaChan
 
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p00psoup People on here will take the bait so what you're doing doesn't really count as trolling lole
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Shika511
 
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Dylan
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5/5/2020 7:09pm
Local has randomly dropped for me half a dozen times. Now, if my wife and I want to connect privately, we just use online with a code. The only issues so far with online were due to people having their system go to sleep. Nothing with the connection itself.
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Platypus2
 
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Luc
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5/5/2020 2:13pm
"What does this mean? I only got the game a few days ago and haven't played much online yet. Is this some kind of glitch?"
The game can't seem to handle someone leaving or entering a town if someone else in the town either has a menu or dialogue box open. I was actually the person who left the dialogue box up, because I wanted to see if it would prevent the person from leaving or just force me out of the conversation. Well, I hadn't even considered the third possibility, which is that the game forces the person to disconnect, making everyone revert to their last save. I know it's my fault for not listening to the game and ending the conversation, but I did not expect a simple dialogue box to have the power to break everything like that.

I'm not sure why it doesn't just force the player out of the menu or conversation. That would make more sense.
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PennyGwin
 
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8/27/2020 5:25pm
Platypus2 - It's not supposed to do that - what's supposed to happen is that the player who's trying to leave will be told that they can't go until the person with a dialogue-box open closes it, and if the other player doesn't close it in time, the leaving player will just be presented with another menu that lets them try to leave again until it's resolved.

It shouldn't break the connection over that (it's unfortunate that it did - being able to save mid-session is sorely missed!), and it sounds like it might've just coincided with an unrelated connection-issue.
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tujunga
 
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Alex
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tujunga - It was disconnecting with local multiplayer???  Oh man, that's bad. I didn't even try local (don't know anyone else with a Switch). I don't see a reason why that should happen though.

Yeah and it had to be that because we switched to online and it was fine, and we had been playing half a dozen other games via local all day and night and it never happened again.


Load in times are atrocious now

I feel like it was pretty average on release day, but then after an update it slowed, and then even more so it seemed to slow down after the most recent patch.
Which I'm assuming scaled back some of the easter eggs appearing? I dont get trees that have 3 eggs and no wood, and more regular balloons have been appearing. Unless it was just a coincidence....
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GavinGoneGlobal
 
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Gavin
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Regarding local multiplayer disconnections: Local multiplayer on the Switch has always been horrible. Mario Kart 8 frequently crashes when doing local multiplayer, and has since I first got my Switch. If I go to my older brother's place to play, it crashes. If I play with a friend, it crashes. I never had problems with the DS or 3DS local connections, but the Switch is a disaster.

So whenever I wanted to play Mario Kart 8 with a friend or family member, we'd resort to either sharing a Switch (which sucks since playing splitscreen means you can see what the other player is up to), or playing via the online service.

ACNH is no better, of course, so, again, I'm having to use online play to visit towns, when I'd much rather use local. It's not an issue in regards to ACNH, it's an issue about the Switch itself, which I'd argue is far worse.
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Nish19
 
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2/25 11:16am
I was visiting someone via wifi and lost connection but still had all my items I'd gotten/bought/been given from their island.
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Ard
 
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Andiél
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3/1 11:19pm
GavinGoneGlobal - Hm, that's odd. I wonder if it has to do with the Joy-Cons somehow interrupting the signal. Does it still happen with Swtich Lite?
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GavinGoneGlobal
 
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Gavin
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It disconnects even with Joy-Cons attached to the system. If the Joy-Cons are connected to the unit, then they don't communicate wirelessly and wouldn't be the factor. This is proven by the following:

1. If Airplane Mode is enabled, wireless functionality does not work at all, but Joy-Cons connected to the unit can still function.

2. When disconnecting a Joy-Con, it takes a few seconds for it to connect to the system wirelessly. If they had a wireless signal established already, this could be done instantly.

3. The modding community a few years ago was only able to get homebrew software working with Joy-Cons connected to the system, as wireless functionality wasn't supported. Couldn't use a sideways Joy-Con, couldn't use a Pro controller, nothing but the system in your hand.

The Switch Lite might fare better regardless, though, if Nintendo fixed whatever issue it was. Or maybe my Switch is defective, but my warranty expired and it's not worth buying a new one.
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ellaelise
 
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LISA
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7/8/2020 6:31pm
You didn't lose your stuff when it disconnected because someone probably left before, saving the game. If no one leaves or comes before it messes up, though, you're screwed.
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stitchmaker
 
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Mcnugget
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2/23 7:03pm
I have 2 switch and gave up on local connection.  Most of the time there was no local town.  One time I got on the plane and lost connection.  The one time I got on the island it lost connection after 3 minutes of gameplay.
With online I'm able to visit with no problems.

With Pokemon Sword and Shield local connection didn't work.  Gave up and used online.

When Pokemon Let's Go came out I had no problems using local.  I was able to trade the full dex and give them back.  It took about 2 hours to trade and no lost connection.  This was when paid online first started.

Before I knew about leaving the island without going to the airport I got stuck on a players island.  Players kept coming and going.  

I wished it work like other games.  Pick visit, find the player and than select the one you want.  After you select it the host see that you have joined the session.  While it loads the host can still play.
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Ard
 
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Andiél
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3/1 11:19pm
^You can leave without going to the airport?
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stitchmaker
 
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Mcnugget
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Ard
Press the one that you use to save and end the game.  It's the minus button.
I saw it on a twitch stream.
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bellionaire
 
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Dan
ACNH Town
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6/24/2020 10:08am
Feeling this 100% right now.

A group of friends and I have spent the past several hours in real-life grinding the fishing tourney so we could get the 100, 200, and 300 point trophies. Then, as we get our messages for the 300 point trophies-- one of my friend's internet connection cuts out.

And. All. Our. Progress. Was. Lost.

Super frustrating. Don't even wanna pick the game back up right now. Don't really understand why there isn't a "save and continue" function like there used to be.


¯\_(&#12484_/¯
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ellaelise
 
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LISA
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7/8/2020 6:31pm
^^ This. This is painful
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Shiya64
 
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Shiya
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9/28/2020 10:50pm
Oof. That's awful to hear, bellionaire.

It boggles the mind why they didn't include a save and continue option. Like... what??  o.0
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Peanutprimrose
 
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2/21 12:31pm
Maybe I’m wrong but I always assumed the game auto saved, even online. My sister, Mum and I were playing online (online not local, we all live separately) and my sister’s connection went after we’d just traded a bunch of fruit and items, we all got sent home but we still had all the stuff. No progress lost. The only thing that hadn’t saved was I’d put a different hat on my head just before we got kicked, and I’d reverted to the previous one



Edit: no one had entered or left for about an hour, and nothing specifically had said it had saved except for that blue loading dot thing in the corner that happens when it auto saves
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Animegirl12
 
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Ammy
ACNH Town
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7/31/2020 2:37am
I believe I read somewhere that it saves every half hour or so online, but I don't know how accurate that is. still, if that is true, that doesn't cover the majority of interactions people seem to have
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michael_patryk
 
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Mike
ACNH Town
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7/11/2020 2:50pm
It does *sometimes* auto save online ... not sure what triggers it though but it definitely doesn’t happen frequently enough...
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ellaelise
 
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LISA
ACCF Town
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7/8/2020 6:31pm
Yeah not often enough at all, or it saved for you because someone left or came. I was on an island for an hour when it crashed. All those wishes, and that damn moon recipe (which I still haven't gotten again).

Also, WHY let the - end the online session if it's bad to do so!? (For those who don't know, it can ruin the online session).
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