In only a couple of days Splatoon 2 will be out and I will be playing it immensely, because what I played of the recent Splatfest was awesome. However, with that said, Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch Online phone app and everyone on the internet is having a meltdown over it being terrible and shitmonglers like Liam “Tamaki” Robertson are taking advantage of the situation by concern trolling with… a picture of a DS with a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection game because there was voice chat on that, sort of, and it sucked.
Yet there is an irony to this; no, I didn’t expect the app to be perfect but the fact of the matter is that the complaints are being issued via a computer or smartphone devices on whatever social media is being used. You want to know what is available, readily, for free, for computers and iOS/Android? A voice chat app called Discord.
Yes, Discord. I mentioned it prior in a recent post I did (and just so you guys know, no, we are not inviting people to our server, it’s just for us but don’t take it the wrong way we all love you for being our readers), and it works very well. We’ve been using it constantly for voice chatting and text chatting, and it works wonders when we are playing online games. Before that, we just used Skype, but Skype has gone to absolute shit. Considering the hundred of hours we have put in several online games that have appeared on the 3DS and WiiU, Nintendo not having a dedicated voice chat system never bothered us, at all. In fact, I have my laptop sitting beside me whenever I’m playing any game.
So, really, if you want Nintendo to improve the Switch app, fine, but blowing it out a proportion and being a shit-heeled concern troll isn’t constructive criticism. If you absolutely need a voice chat app, and you use a laptop, computer or smart phone device that uses iOS or Android, just get Discord. It has the Pietriots stamp of approval.