Here's an old one. Now for the masses who don't know, I'm a huge 3DS fan. I thought the handheld was great and an amazing adaptation of the successful DS. I bought my own during the first year of its release, and, even though it was called a failure, I sure had a lot of fun with it! Having bought the newly released, remastered editions of my all-time favorite Zelda, I was set! Smash 4 was a hit and Resident Evil: Revelations had me at the edge of my seat. Everything was awesome! At least, it was until...
The New 3DS XL
Now, I know Nintendo's history with handhelds. First comes the innovation (Nintendo DS), then comes the remastered version (Nintendo DS Lite), and then the one no one cares about (Nintendo DS XL). And don't get me started on the GameBoy Micro. Seriously, what is that? (Rhetorical) So by the time the N3DS came out, I was a bit upset and for a lot of reasons. Firstly, I couldn't play Binding of Isaac on my old one, and secondly, that meant the 3DS was nearing the end of its life. Has that happened yet? No and I hope that never comes to pass. I mean, come on, the Vita? That's literally the second joke I've pulled on that system. Better graphics isn't the world, y'know?
Anyway, the problem of today was that I had my heart set on the N3DS. I figured,
"Oh, well I might as well get it because I don't have enough money for the Circle Pad."
Yeah, that was my reasoning back then. Buy a 200 dollar system to make up for a 10 dollar appliance. Some mathematician I was. The thing was that I was willing to sell my original, aqua blue 3DS on this shady market website and... it didn't go well. I was willing to supply the case, the box, the instructions. It was like new and it was perfect! I... even wiped the disk.
And in the blink of my eye, all 3000 of my Smash 4 trophies were gone. I was so upset when I didn't end up selling my 3DS. I made so many calls to Nintendo that week, and... the only thing I can say is that their customer service is pretty good. No complaints about that.
(Oh, fun fact: The "on-hold" music is the Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Field theme. If you're bored, feel free to give 'em all call. Tell 'em I sent you)
No, I never did get my trophies back. Probably because the system has some sort of "ultimate algorithm" that (wow, thank you spell-check. Seriously, "algorythim"? What is this?) locks the system. So all that data I had on my SD card was completely useless. So much for reading directions.
Lesson of today is to respect your handhelds. Celestia knows what you do to them.