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Old 02-19-2009, 09:37 AM   #41
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Can anyone give me a hint on how to Ski Jump? I usually just end up in a rolling ball of snow. Sometime I do hit one of the two jumps - but I can't figure out what I am doing differently from the time I wipe out.

For starters are you supposed to jump in the red zone or right before it?

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You jump in the red zone -- I tend to try to time the jump right in the middle of the red zone, not waiting until the very end or else I often wind up eating it, too. When you're going down the chute, crouch and keep your weight forward and evenly balanced between left and right legs. Try to get that dot representing your current balance over the fixed dot and you'll gain a lot of speed (and the background of the balance indicator turns yellow).

Then in the red area, "jump" and try to hold your balance in the middle of the crosshairs while you're in the air until you land.

Best I've done so far is a combined 306m in two jumps.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #43
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Thanks. ziggy. I will give that a try. (I think my current "record" is 90m....)
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Don't forget ANIMAL CROSSING!!!! I am having a ball playing it right now, and it would probably be a great family game.
Hmmm, what aren't you telling us?
Crispy Gamer | Video Game News, Rumors and Updates » Blog Archive » KMIZ News Director Responds to Wii Story Criticism

"It seems that a lot of the information came from Detective Andy Anderson of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, who said, “I cannot come up with any legitimate reason that an adult would be playing that particular game.” Anderson went on to say that adults playing Animal Crossing and similar games are “likely doing it for the wrong reasons.”

Typical sensationalist journalism.
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Crispy Gamer | Video Game News, Rumors and Updates » Blog Archive » KMIZ News Director Responds to Wii Story Criticism

"It seems that a lot of the information came from Detective Andy Anderson of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, who said, “I cannot come up with any legitimate reason that an adult would be playing that particular game.” Anderson went on to say that adults playing Animal Crossing and similar games are “likely doing it for the wrong reasons.”

Typical sensationalist journalism.
Yes, it is. For one thing, one can play Animal Crossing without putting their Wii online, which is exactly what I do as do many others. I enjoy solitude and have zero desire to play the game with others. Invite somebody to come to my virtual town and run on the grass (destroying it), or otherwise mess up my lovely virtual town? Not on your life.

And then even if one connects one's Wii to the internet, one must give permission for "visits". Discussion on relevant forums concludes that the story you quote is ridiculously sensationalist, as you point out, and pretty far removed from reality.
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Hmmm, W2R (a) plans to move to Missouri and (b) enjoys "Animal Crossing"--I think Detective Anderson is on to her!

Who knew there was a need for a Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force and that it has time to investigate Wii games....

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What the heck would be the wrong reasons?
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What the heck would be the wrong reasons?
Unbridled glee?
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What the heck would be the wrong reasons?
Good question!! I would presume he meant that anyone playing Animal Crossing was doing so as a pedophile wanting access to children. I think Ha had a better answer to it. To expound upon the unbridled glee:

In my case, I play Animal Crossing because it is relaxing and a good way to unwind after work, far removed from my job or other stress. It takes me off to another, more pleasant world for an hour or two each day, a world that in many ways is like real life, only easier. You can work selling fruit that you gathered and fish that you caught, and pay off the mortgage on your starter house in one day. There are butterflies everywhere in the springtime, which you can catch and sell or simply enjoy. When you go fishing, you always catch fish, who always seem to go for your bait. Just like real life, only easier.

The game teaches the values of initiative, working for rewards, and being honest. It teaches basic information on the natural history of fishes and insects. It doesn't use any "bad words" unless you tell it to do so, and I haven't. There isn't any sex or violence in it that I have found.
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There isn't any sex or violence in it that I have found.
So, as Detective Anderson says, you really are playing it for all the wrong reasons!
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Hmmm, W2R (a) plans to move to Missouri and (b) enjoys "Animal Crossing"--I think Detective Anderson is on to her!

Who knew there was a need for a Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force and that it has time to investigate Wii games....
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I just saw this article and remembered this thread. It seemed so absurd I wanted to share it. I didn't even catch the Missouri connection.
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