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Splatoon 2 players lament the apocalypse of Nintendo Switch Online


 

For some Splatoon 2 players, today is the end of the world. No, it’s not another rising-oceans apocalypse like the one that occurred centuries ago in Splatoon lore—but it is the last day of free online play and the advent of Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo’s paid online service goes live today, and it’s splitting the playerbase. For those who can’t afford to pay, object to paying, or are kids who can’t convince their parents to dole out another 20 dollars a year, these are the last few hours Splatoon 2 will be live, and the result is an Inkopolis Square filled with doomsayer squids holding up their last messages like apocalyptic signs.

Some of the messages are heartwarming, with squid-kids posting fond farewells to their friends and former teammates.

“Good-bye to those who are quitting when the paid online starts” – @AgentCH (via@SunkenTora)

“I don’t want my friends to leave me” – bri-z

Others are trying to find some kind of silver lining, whether that means retreating back to the original Splatoon… or just making memes.

“At least Splat1 might be active again… lmao” – Aimee

“Mr. Online, I don’t feel so good” – Shay

And others… well, others just laugh in the face of the bleak reality that capitalism has wrought.

“Y’all a bunch of broke clowns” – Clt Llama

“Bye poor people!” – Walnut (via /u/cooltop101)

“Fortnite” – Naruto

The update that brings Nintendo Switch Online should be arriving tonight, if it’s not already live by the time you read this. Tomorrow will show what the future holds for Splatoon 2—whether that’s an empty, exclusive plaza where only the richest squids remain and the common sealife is left in the dust, or a game that looks, well, pretty much the same as it always did.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Splatoon 2 players lament the apocalypse of Nintendo Switch Online

The end is nigh, according to the signs waved by squid-kids all across Inkopolis Square.

By Emma Schaefer | 09/18/2018 04:30 PM PT | Updated 09/19/2018 10:02 AM PT

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For some Splatoon 2 players, today is the end of the world. No, it’s not another rising-oceans apocalypse like the one that occurred centuries ago in Splatoon lore—but it is the last day of free online play and the advent of Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo’s paid online service goes live today, and it’s splitting the playerbase. For those who can’t afford to pay, object to paying, or are kids who can’t convince their parents to dole out another 20 dollars a year, these are the last few hours Splatoon 2 will be live, and the result is an Inkopolis Square filled with doomsayer squids holding up their last messages like apocalyptic signs.

Some of the messages are heartwarming, with squid-kids posting fond farewells to their friends and former teammates.

“Good-bye to those who are quitting when the paid online starts” – @AgentCH (via@SunkenTora)

“I don’t want my friends to leave me” – bri-z

Others are trying to find some kind of silver lining, whether that means retreating back to the original Splatoon… or just making memes.

“At least Splat1 might be active again… lmao” – Aimee

“Mr. Online, I don’t feel so good” – Shay

And others… well, others just laugh in the face of the bleak reality that capitalism has wrought.

“Y’all a bunch of broke clowns” – Clt Llama

“Bye poor people!” – Walnut (via /u/cooltop101)

“Fortnite” – Naruto

The update that brings Nintendo Switch Online should be arriving tonight, if it’s not already live by the time you read this. Tomorrow will show what the future holds for Splatoon 2—whether that’s an empty, exclusive plaza where only the richest squids remain and the common sealife is left in the dust, or a game that looks, well, pretty much the same as it always did.

Read More


About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM