3DS Streetpass Experiences

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What are you guys carrying your 3DS around in? It's not exactly small enough to fit in a pants pocket.
Mine fits in my front jean pocket. =/ But I usually carry my keys and wallet there and my phone on the other side. I don't like keeping stuff in my back pockets. Cuz then you gotta pull that stuff out when you sit down. Also I'm afraid someone might try to grab stuff from there...yeah...I'm paranoid. =l
 
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A while back I got a StreetPass tag from a guy from a country I didn't even know existed.
Lemme guess, Anguilla? Yeah, it's because it's the first country on the list alphabetically, and lazy people who don't give a shit about anything just choose it as their country. It's those same type of people who don't even bother to capitalize their Mii name, if they even bother to make a Mii that is. >.>
 
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Yeah, I got the Kid Icarus one too! Amazing!

Did anyone get a different panel? The notice made it sound that there were more than one new panels.
I don't think so at the moment. But to me, it suggested that the ability to be sent new puzzles via Spotpass is a feature that has started today. No reason they shouldn't do this for every major first pay game release, at least.
 
Dec 7, 2011
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I'm in Europe and don't have this new panel. Seems odd that everyone gets these things in such a staggered manner.

Edit: That'll teach me. I opened up the 3DS, closed it, then the light came on. Tch.
 

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I guess that's what the SpotPass option in StreetPass Mii Plaza is all about then, right (getting new panels and perhaps pieces without having to actually StreetPass with someone)? Maybe that's been obvious for a while — I haven't been keeping up with this thread — but I remember it was unclear when the system update came out.
 

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I sub at elementary schools and a middle school. Here's my stats so far:

1st elementary school: 1 day, 1 street pass.
Middle school: 6 days, no street passes.
2nd elementary school: 2 days, 5 street passes.

12 to 15-year-olds don't like 3DS confirmed.

EDIT: The middle school has 1,000 kids in it. I did lunch duty at least twice too.
 
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I sub at elementary schools and a middle school. Here's my stats so far:

1st elementary school: 1 day, 1 street pass.
Middle school: 6 days, no street passes.
2nd elementary school: 2 days, 5 street passes.

12 to 15-year-olds don't like 3DS confirmed.

EDIT: The middle school has 1,000 kids in it. I did lunch duty at least twice too.
I would walk past the lockers. That would be better.
 

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Have most people in Europe received the new puzzle piece? I'm starting to think I've got an issue with spotpass since I haven't received it or the Zelda message from a few days ago. Anyone got any ideas?

EDIT: And as I hit enter I got the puzzle piece...bloody Nintendo ninjas.
 
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Have most people in Europe received the new puzzle piece? I'm starting to think I've got an issue with spotpass since I haven't received it or the Zelda message from a few days ago. Anyone got any ideas?

EDIT: And as I hit enter I got the puzzle piece...bloody Nintendo ninjas.
I was having the same trouble with the Zelda message but then I realized I hadn't unlocked the unlockable stationary option within swapnote already. As soon as I unlocked it (by just sending one more message) I received the message and was able to get the new stationary.
 

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I was having the same trouble with the Zelda message but then I realized I hadn't unlocked the unlockable stationary option within swapnote already. As soon as I unlocked it (by just sending one more message) I received the message and was able to get the new stationary.
I figured that might be the issue but I've since unlocked it and I've still yet to get it. It isn't that I'm not receiving messages either because I was able to get all the special stationary from a gaf member.
 

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I realize I'm the most extreme of outliers, but I have around 120 people in my StreetPass thing to date, most from last E3. Curious how many people are still bothering to carry their 3DS around at this year's show, now that the luster of shiny new tech toy has worn off.
 
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what kinda range does this thing get? i still wonder if i hinder it by having it in a case sometimes.

i ask cause my buddy got a vita and can see others from 5-10 miles, meanwhile ive only got like 30 streetpases, and 10 of those were from a dude who lives on my floor.
 
I realize I'm the most extreme of outliers, but I have around 120 people in my StreetPass thing to date, most from last E3. Curious how many people are still bothering to carry their 3DS around at this year's show, now that the luster of shiny new tech toy has worn off.
I'm willing to bet E3 is going to be a gold mine for puzzle pieces.
 
Jun 3, 2009
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Now that you guys mention I didn't receive the Zelda swapnote (but I did receive the Reggie one). What exactly do I have to do to receive it?

Also, I just checked my 3DS and didn't find the new puzzle set...is it available in the US already?
 

Greymanic

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Now that you guys mention I didn't receive the Zelda swapnote (but I did receive the Reggie one). What exactly do I have to do to receive it?

Also, I just checked my 3DS and didn't find the new puzzle set...is it available in the US already?
From what I gather you have to reach a particular point in the swapnote tutorials (the tutorial on unlocking more stationary with play coins) to both save new stationary and receive some of the messages. I will note that it may take awhile to get them because well, I got the Zelda one five minutes ago.
 
I sub at elementary schools and a middle school. Here's my stats so far:

1st elementary school: 1 day, 1 street pass.
Middle school: 6 days, no street passes.
2nd elementary school: 2 days, 5 street passes.

12 to 15-year-olds don't like 3DS confirmed.

EDIT: The middle school has 1,000 kids in it. I did lunch duty at least twice too.
3DS is still too expensive for kids parents to buy.
 
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Do I have to enable something special to get the SpotPass piece? When did you people (with the KI puzzle piece) buy your system? Maybe it has something to do with that...

Do you guys have a special strategy with the puzzles?
 

Greymanic

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Do I have to enable something special to get the SpotPass piece? When did you people (with the KI puzzle piece) buy your system? Maybe it has something to do with that...

Do you guys have a special strategy with the puzzles?
The only real strategy I have is coordination with friends. Outside of that unless you've a second unit then I can't say what type of strategy you would have, unless you've got something in mind?
 
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The only real strategy I have is coordination with friends. Outside of that unless you've a second unit then I can't say what type of strategy you would have, unless you've got something in mind?
Stuff like, which puzzle pieces to get first. I usually get the corners first for example, since a lot of people get the middle ones first so that can have a glimpse on the main charakter of the puzzle.
 
Stuff like, which puzzle pieces to get first. I usually get the corners first for example, since a lot of people get the middle ones first so that can have a glimpse on the main charakter of the puzzle.
For the first puzzles (all blue pieces) it doesn't really matter. You can use Nintencoins to buy pieces and help complete the puzzle but it's completely random, so there's no "correct" way to start building the puzzle. Just pick any piece you want.

For the later puzzles, however, purple pieces take priority over everything. If you run into someone who has a purple piece of whatever puzzle, take that one. Who knows if anyone else has that piece or if you will ever run into that person again.