The DOs and DON'Ts of Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass to Avoid Looking Silly
StreetPass mode is activated when your 3DS is on standby, and will transmit all sort of data to other 3DS players who just happen to be walking by. Information such as your Mii avatar, profile information, and game-specific info will be sent to 3DS owners that you walk across on the street, and vise versa. On a normal stroll through town, you can potentially "meet" another player's dog in Nintendogs, exchange ghost replay data in Ridge Racer or have your Street Fighter IV team battle others. You can even collect other players' Mii avatars and form your own army with the built in "Find Mii" game.
Be warned, though--you can potentially look very silly by trying to take advantage of this wonderful feature. Don't let this fear prevent you from experiencing such an innovative gameplay feature, though. The following are tips in order to make the most out of using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass feature without looking creepy and silly.
The DON'Ts of Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass
DON'T Walk TOO Close to Anyone You Suspect Has a 3DS. That's Creepy!
|Don't worry about getting too close, the 3DS can catch a StreetPass signal from up to 100 feet (30m) away.|
So keep your distance and avoid looking like a stalker. Soon enough, you'll receive his Mii avatar along with his profile, game data, and all sorts of information. Now, you can be a stalker.
DON'T StreetPass with a Regular Nintendo DS Game in Sleep Mode
|If there's a regular NDS game in there, you're not going to get a StreetPass.|
DON'T Carry Around Your System in a Fanny Pack
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DON'T Try to Get StreetPasses Near Elementary Schools
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If you're old enough to afford the hefty $250 price tag of the 3DS, you're probably too old to hang around elementary schools without looking like a total creep. Besides, kids can't afford the system anyway. You're better off trying your luck in better places (which will be addressed later).