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Cubas
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(07-20-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Is there a pre-load for it on the US eShop?
Jaded Alyx
(07-20-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by pluginbaby121

Do we know if it'll be up at 12 est?

Nintendo first party retail releases A L W A Y S go up at midnight eastern time.

Been this way since the 3DS.
Milennia
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(07-20-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cubas

Is there a pre-load for it on the US eShop?

Nope
OCD Guy
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(07-20-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cubas

Is there a pre-load for it on the US eShop?

No, still not a "thing" on the switch eShop.

The good news is the game is only 3.1GB
neurophd
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(07-20-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Yeah!

Feel free to add

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jmizzal
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(07-20-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Yes just had to cancel my old preorder and repreordered it with a GC now i'm all set
Steiner
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(07-20-2017, 06:47 PM)
Fantastic, lovely, and informative OP! Can't wait for everyone to jump in tomorrow. My friends all want to go out on the town to celebrate my birthday tomorrow night, and I'm seriously considering staying in all freaking night to play Splatoon 2.....
ChrisD
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(07-20-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by OCD Guy

Anyone else gonna complete the campaign before touching online?

Just me then lol

I don't know, the temptation to hop online ASAP will likely be too strong! SP may be for when I'm away from home, if I can't get myself to play it on the TV.
NOLA_Gaffer
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(07-20-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Half of my brain wants the Splatoon Pro Controller.

The other half knows I already have four joycon (two pair) that already work perfectly fine.

I'm honestly leaning towards agreeing with the latter half.
JJShadow
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(07-20-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Got my early copy, let's go! Feel free to add me:

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pluginbaby121
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(07-20-2017, 06:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

Nintendo first party retail releases A L W A Y S go up at midnight eastern time.

Been this way since the 3DS.


Good. For some reason I was convinced ARMS was at 3 am est but it could be because my girlfriend passed out and didn't want to play alone. I generally don't do retail releases digital but this will be a game I will probably always want with me
OCD Guy
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(07-20-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChrisD

I don't know, the temptation to hop online ASAP will likely be too strong! SP may be for when I'm away from home, if I can't get myself to play it on the TV.

I know what you mean.

The mode I'm really looking forward to though is Salmon Run.
akira28
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(07-20-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

I've theorized for a long time that Inklings and Octolings aren't "inherently" opposed (think kind of like how in the Paper Mario series, there are a lot of Koopas and Goombas who are just passive good guys). The scrolls in Splatoon 1 showed that Inklings and Octolings used to live together in harmony, but something happened along the way that exiled Octavio to Octo Valley where he controls primitive Octarians for his own nefarious purposes. The credits for Splatoon 1 also show an image where some Octolings get along with Inklings.

So my theory with Marina is presumably she knows many Inklings view Octarians and Octolings negatively and that's why she's a lot more submissive/anxious, but Pearl maintains a gung ho attitude to keep her motivated like a big little sister. Maybe she's an idol because she wants to bridge the gap between Inklings and Octarians, kind of like a positive icon.

I guess you can read into the class/racial divide undertones in there somewhere.

Nintendo hiding some deep social commentary in their Splatoon game again...much less dark than the fall of mankind though.
Malo
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(07-20-2017, 06:50 PM)
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This will be my first time playing Splatoon. Be gentle!

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Betty
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(07-20-2017, 06:50 PM)
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Nipping into the stores tomorrow evening to find the best price for a physical copy.

Been real rough having to wait since the Splatfest.
Dipship31
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(07-20-2017, 06:50 PM)
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Pumped to give this a go. Played a bit of the splatfests, but not enough to really try to get good or figure out much what's going on.

How's the progression system online if there is one?
Neoxon
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(07-20-2017, 06:51 PM)
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Looks like I'll have to get the Splatoon 2 Amiibos at some point.
PadWarrior
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(07-20-2017, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChrisD

Very colorful OT, Boss!



It was $81.99 after tax so my mind is kind of freaking out. I'm hoping I love it enough that the purchase becomes fully justified. :'D


New Squid smell is great. RIP SP1 OT, though. It almost made it to a final thread. Almost. *MetalGearSalutegif*

It's justified trust me.
J@hranimo
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(07-20-2017, 06:52 PM)
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Hey all, quote this post for the Friend Code list. I think Daboss will add it to the OP later.

Please don't share the link with anyone outside of GAF or we'll have to make it private
BitStyle
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(07-20-2017, 06:52 PM)
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edit: ah, I see we have an official list now.
Krakle
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(07-20-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Enjoying the game so far. Friend code is SW-6843-7525-4890. Add me!
13ruce
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(07-20-2017, 06:54 PM)
U may add mine as well to the list: Switch friend code: SW-3394-8146-2614 (username = 13ruce)
ChrisD
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(07-20-2017, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by OCD Guy

I know what you mean.

The mode I'm really looking forward to though is Salmon Run.

Same deal. I'm S/S+, but have some friends who are B~ Rank. So we can only really play Turf War, where we don't always end up on the same side. Trying to play Competitive Modes with them, they can't quite play ball with the S Ranks that show up. Not trying to toot a horn; one friend literally told me that he doesn't want to play Ranked with me because of the enemies it pits us against. A horde mode is THE perfect answer. Always together, a scaling difficulty, and also just the thought of a hoard mode in a game so mobility-focused sounds fun!

Originally Posted by PadWarrior

It's justified trust me.

As the release gets closer it is feeling more and more likely that I'll love it. But plopping down that much on a controller. Daaaang. It hurt lol.
Crisium
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(07-20-2017, 06:55 PM)
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Squid. Just under day and half for me. Must get L-3.
Garrett Hawke
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(07-20-2017, 06:56 PM)
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Copy arrived this morning. Snatch my wig splatoon
molnizzle
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(07-20-2017, 06:56 PM)

Originally Posted by OCD Guy

Anyone else gonna complete the campaign before touching online?

As a new player, yes. Definitely.
ryechu
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(07-20-2017, 06:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kalor

Does anyone know if the gear bonuses stack.

Any gear ability that can appear as a secondary ability can stacks with no hard cap.



The ones with the chunk symbol and quantity above can stack.
Semajer
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(07-20-2017, 06:57 PM)
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I love that the reverse cover has art for Hero Mode and Salmon Run. The Switch logo even becomes a little squid.
JosephManderley
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(07-20-2017, 06:58 PM)
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Working a half day tomorrow! Will be downloading this as soon as I get home from work. I didn't play the first game, but loved the Splatfest demo. The whole atmosphere of the game just oozes fun.

Feel free to add me, my FC is: SW-2967-5756-8960
ZugZug123
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(07-20-2017, 06:59 PM)
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Ugh, I pick my copy after work tomorrow. Wonder if I can sneak out a bit earlier. Very excited for the game.
ChrisD
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(07-20-2017, 06:59 PM)
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Oh man, I just remembered that I will have to play some single player mixed in with the Turf Wars, Salmon Runs and Ranked Matches, because I want my amiibo goodies!

Speaking of, folks I'm making a statement.
All the new amiibo gear >>> old amiibo gear.
Yes, even the school uniform.
jorgejjvr
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(07-20-2017, 07:00 PM)
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Add me squids, will be playing since day 1, very competitive!

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ElBoxyBrown
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(07-20-2017, 07:00 PM)
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You forgot this accessory:

FamousLastX
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(07-20-2017, 07:01 PM)
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Can't believe it's finally almost here. Excited to dive in and play with you all. Splatoon Pro controller probably won't arrive on time, but looks like I'm good to go for getting the game and the Amiibos on release date at least! See you on the battlefields all!
Shockz
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(07-20-2017, 07:02 PM)
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Do you need to use the app to matchmake with friends or is that only for voice chat?
jorgejjvr
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(07-20-2017, 07:03 PM)
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Questions

Can we voice chat in ranked?

Can we voice chat in league battles?

When can I access ranked?

When can I access league?
Zemm
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(07-20-2017, 07:04 PM)
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Did they change the scoreboard to remove deaths? Hard to see in this stream I'm watching.

Anyway have pre-ordered even with my backlog :/
Dipship31
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(07-20-2017, 07:04 PM)
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When is this supposed to be up on the Eshop again? Midnight EST?
NotLiquid
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(07-20-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zemm

Did they change the scoreboard to remove deaths? Hard to see in this stream I'm watching.

Anyway have pre-ordered even with my backlog :/

Yeah instead of deaths it shows you how many times you used your special
TheGreatMightyPoo
(07-20-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zemm

Did they change the scoreboard to remove deaths? Hard to see in this stream I'm watching.

Anyway have pre-ordered even with my backlog :/

I think you now have the option to make it visible or not.
ryechu
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(07-20-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by jorgejjvr

Questions

Can we voice chat in ranked?

Can we voice chat in league battles?

When can I access ranked?

When can I access league?


As far as we know the lounge app currently only works for private battles, and very poorly at that.

I would say use discord. I don't think any among the splatGAF discord has been swayed by nintendo's showing. It's been a combination of laughing and facepalming, really.
phanphare
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(07-20-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChrisD

As the release gets closer it is feeling more and more likely that I'll love it. But plopping down that much on a controller. Daaaang. It hurt lol.

real talk, it's the best standard controller
Sesuadra
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(07-20-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

You forgot this accessory:

where? how?
WALKMAN04
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(07-20-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by jorgejjvr

Questions

Can we voice chat in ranked?
Can we voice chat in league battles?
When can I access ranked?
When can I access league?

I believe you can only voice chat in private battles or with friends, so no randoms.
I am not sure, only for privates.
Once you reach level 10
Once you reach B- for that given rank mode
Last edited by WALKMAN04; 07-20-2017 at 07:09 PM.
Jeff Vader
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(07-20-2017, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zemm

Did they change the scoreboard to remove deaths? Hard to see in this stream I'm watching.

Anyway have pre-ordered even with my backlog :/

Yeah it looks like it got moved to the Switch App.

Originally Posted by jorgejjvr

Questions

Can we voice chat in ranked?

Can we voice chat in league battles?

When can I access ranked?

When can I access league?

I'm not sure on the two voice questions but I believe ranked is lvl 10 and league is rank B-
Malo
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(07-20-2017, 07:08 PM)
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Is the pro controller essential for Splatoon? I just got my switch recently, but I don't have a pro controller yet.
Sesuadra
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(07-20-2017, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Malo

Is the pro controller essential for Splatoon? I just got my switch recently, but I don't have a pro controller yet.

imho no.
GalacticMouse
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(07-20-2017, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by jorgejjvr

Questions

Can we voice chat in ranked? Yes

Can we voice chat in league battles? Yes

When can I access ranked? Level 10

When can I access league? Level 10 (I believe)

Voice chat is team only in game, full group in the lobbies.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(07-20-2017, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Malo

Is the pro controller essential for Splatoon? I just got my switch recently, but I don't have a pro controller yet.

Not essential.
FatCatAttack
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(07-20-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Milennia

thatsrb2dude is who I watch usually, pro player who breaks everything down

Thanks! This was pretty much what I was looking for. Will watch a bunch of these later when I'm brushing dogs.

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