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Thread: Newbie questions - time limits and disable/hide features

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    How about a little thing called parenting? You know, tell them they have a certain time, then tell them to stop. I know, novel concept....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Hack View Post
    I dont think the Outlet Timer would be actually the best thing because it may corrupt the game save which probably would do more harm then you would want. Also, wouldent it have a possible effect on the actual Hardware? I know unplugging a Computer isint good, why should it be acceptable on the wii?
    The only reason it would corrupt the save data would be if the power-down happened while the game was writing to the save. And the reason computers shouldn't be unplugged is possible data corruption if a file is being written to. It could also have adverse affects on the spinning hard drive, but that wouldn't be a problem for the Wii.
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    But nowadays, with autosaves becoming very common, that could indeed corrupt the data, no?

    Also, if the save is not corrupted, any progress will be lost. That's still a pretty big loss, if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isoguy View Post
    But nowadays, with autosaves becoming very common, that could indeed corrupt the data, no?

    Also, if the save is not corrupted, any progress will be lost. That's still a pretty big loss, if you ask me.
    Well, if it's the kid who's exceeded their time limit, i think it's a pretty good start for punishment.

    Overall though, i think the main reason that there isn't an ideal solution to that problem is because most people understand that the Wii isn't a babysitter. There are parental controls to help when you walk out of the room for 20 minutes to prevent them from launching something that you don't approve of. If you happen to be in a situation where you need to leave your kids (appropriate age of course) home for extended periods of time, you can check the time log later on and react appropriately. One 12 hr wii day isn't going to hurt a kid as much as parents who expect games/computers to do their parenting for them.

    Edit: No offence to the OP, i'm not trying to judge anyone. I think it is a valid question for someone new to the scene, and obviously an interesting enough of a topic to spark a discussion.
    Last edited by maikhorma; 01-10-2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maikhorma

    Well, if it's the kid who's exceeded their time limit, i think it's a pretty good start for punishment.

    Overall though, i think the main reason that there isn't an ideal solution to that problem is because most people understand that the Wii isn't a babysitter. There are parental controls to help when you walk out of the room for 20 minutes to prevent them from launching something that you don't approve of. If you happen to be in a situation where you need to leave your kids (appropriate age of course) home for extended periods of time, you can check the time log later on and react appropriately. One 12 hr wii day isn't going to hurt a kid as much as parents who expect games/computers to do their parenting for them.

    Edit: No offence to the OP, i'm not trying to judge anyone. I think it is a valid question for someone new to the scene, and obviously an interesting enough of a topic to spark a discussion.
    Well said. I agree with you 100%.

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