This was the mode I was most looking forward to playing with friends and a huge part of why I was getting the game. Going to have to rethink whether or not the game is worth it to me now.
And before anyone says "You can play it locally anytime!" - that's not practical for me or my friends. We don't hang out every day or even every week in person. Playing games over the Internet is what is convenient for us.
This was actually announced during Treehouse Live for those paying attention. It was mostly overlooked since most didn't think that sounded realistic. It sounded very Nintendo tho so I kinda expected it... I'm personally fine with timed modes so no biggie for me, bigger issue is no single player Salmon Run for me.
I rarely hear or say that something is "anti-consumer" in my daily life, but on Gaf it gets thrown around on a goddamn daily basis. Stop it.
Getting back on topic: I wish the mode was available 24/7 but the screenshot only shows a period of two days during which the mode isn't available. I'm glad it's not the opposite with only two days of availability.
Edit: I missed that there's a gap between days. Still not super offended by this but I'm curious as to why they didn't make it 24/7 with rotating weapons/maps.
I don't understand the problem. Many multiplayer oriented games use a similar timed system like this for certain modes. Play another mode, another game, go outside, go on a date? Seems like complaining just for the sake of it.
It's not for the demo. It looks like its going to be every other day events where you have to go with a certain weapon composition. They will likely cycle out different maps and weapons.
Lot of other online games do events, to maintain interest in those modes, which typically drop off after a while. It's not like it's actually braindead design. You can complain about it and say its stupid, but don't pretend like there are zero pros to this method. There are always pros and cons.
Also because no one is gonna bother to read: SALMON RUN MODE IS AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS, EVERY OTHER DAY. Just to be clear. I still think it's a silly limitation and a design decision I don't understand, but it's not that bad in practical terms.