Yesterday, Nintendo fans said farewell to Miiverse by memorializing their favorite posts — funny, silly or poignant. Today, Nintendo responded with a very sweet mosaic thanking its fans for five years of memories on the Wii U and 3Ds’ social network.
The large size version is here, and if you zoom in on it, you’ll see thousands of users’ drawings, all of them saying thanks, farewell or some combination of the sentiments, in multiple languages. Many feature sad characters, so if you’re a Nintendo fan who is prone to get the feels, it might be a good idea to brace yourself, or maybe look over it when you’re alone.
Miiverse went offline last night, according to schedule. The page of Miiverse’s web presence, in addition to carrying the mosaic, also reminds users that they can request a download of their post history. They will receive a URL in the email address linked to their Nintendo account with instructions on how to get their posts. “It may take a few weeks after Miiverse service has ended to receive the e-mail with your downloadable post history,” Nintendo reminds. “Please be patient.”
Back in September, an independently developed app began crawling Miiverse in order to archive all of the posts. More about that endeavor is here.
Miiverse had a devoted following, and its often goofy posts were an honest fulfillment of the social networking Nintendo wanted to give fans, and a constant source of good cheer in the Wii U and 3DS’ landscape. There isn’t any replacement for it on the Nintendo Switch, though the console does link to social media services to allow users to share what they do in the games.