Nintendo’s Miiverse is a social network for Wii U and 3DS, like Sony’s PSN and Microsoft’s Xbox Live, that allows players to communicate with each other through drawings or text. Nintendo has announced earlier this summer that their will be several fundamental changes coming to the Miiverse.
The announcement came through Nintendo’s Erika on the Miiverse blog and she stated that their main concern is the long chats between players that aren’t game-related.
“Miiverse is created for gamers to talk about games – to give everyone the chance to ask questions about a game/app, for example, or if you get stuck and need help in-game. But over time, some people have started using Miiverse for other things, such as long chats that are not strictly game-related.”
“In order to keep Miiverse game-centred for you, we decided to redesign Miiverse, which includes introducing the posting limitation.”
She listed everything related to the chats in the upcoming changes.
1.) You will be able to attach screenshots to your drawings in the Drawings section.
2.) It will be possible to post the screenshots saved in your Album section into your Play Journal.
3.) We are planning to enable the posting of screenshots saved in the Album also into the “Drawings” and “Discussion” sections. This will be implemented sometime in the near future.
4.) Posts and comments made before the renewal will not be deleted and will be viewable also after the renewal.
5.) The Activity Feed will remain as it is, you just won’t be able to post in it. You can still see the posts made by your friends and the people that you are following.
These changes may improve Miiverse in terms of keeping the chats game-related but it may take some freedom from its users in just wanting to talk to each other in things other than gaming.