WiiKey vs Softmod - Help needed please!
I have a wii that I bought several years ago, and modded with a wiikey v1. Currently the wiikey is running 1.9s, and the wii is still on 3.2U. Like many others, I've been out of the scene for a little while now, and now just starting to get a little bit of time to get back into it. I'd like to be able to play my backups of some of the newer games, but I know that this is going to take a little updating/configuring either way. However, almost everything on all of the wii boards, is now all about softmodding! To us wiikey guys, this stuff is mostly irrelevant.
I guess the point I' getting at, is that I'm seriously debating the pros and cons of even keeping the wiikey in use, but I don't know enough about softmodding to decide. Is there any benefit to keeping my wiikey, and continually screwing around with an out-dated chip, just to try and keep new stuff running, and maintain a clean dashboard? Is there anything that the wiikey can do that softmodding can't? How about anything that softmodding can do that wiikey can't? It seems like I'm going to have to do some softmodding either way to apply some of the IOS's needed for some newer anyhow, right? I'm really just trying to decide if now is the time to give up on my much-loved wiikey, and just make the switch-over to softmodding. Any dangers to doing this? If I do decide to switch over, will I need to remove the wiikey? If not necessary, are there any benefits or downfalls to doing so?
Has anyone else here made the change-over, and if so, was it the right choice for you? I guess I'm just feeling a little lost and overwhelmed at the amount of info out there... of which a very MINIMAL amount is relevant to wiikey users anymore. Any and all thoughts, insight, and info is GREATLY appreciated.