I tried clearing the cache, on advice from the internet. I bought a USB stick to transfer the game into it but it appears I still need to be IN the world in order to save it to a different destination. Many tears have been shed over this and I've been trying to figure this out for 4 or 5 days now.
It’s pretty much common sense, but I guess the anticipation and excitement has gotten the best of many Nintendo fans.
Just wanted to share this experience with you in hopes that I can save the lives of so many Wii U consoles that may find themselves endangered due to unknowing or incompetent owners.
This is no surprise as launch hype was high and Nintendo’s servers were likely being pounded.
Public service announcement: do NOT restart or turn off your Wii U during the initial software upgrade.
Then, inexplicably, one day hitting search started taking you to nintendo's Japanese website, which would redirect to a google search page.
You can still have the old instant search box set up, but only if you switch to the Wii U's only other search option, Yahoo. It’s great that the Wii U Internet Browser is forward thinking, embracing the new HTML5 standard. But right now, it’s really good to have a browser that supports Flash; without it you can’t use Pandora Radio or play most free Internet games. Remember how you played Game Cube games on the Wii? One is big and I've been working on it for about 6 months, it uses the steampunk texture Pack. The screen freezes at Initializing Server, Loading Soawn Area.After downloading the latest update, my big world won't load anymore. I then have to manually shut the Xbox down as the remote becomes unresponsive as well. His largest world (which is by no means huge) also won't load and freezes at the same spot, but smaller worlds he doesn't use load just fine. But for all its virtues, there are a few things about the Wii U that just really bug me.Nintendo occasionally fixes a flaw - they added keyboard support, let you reboot a frozen Wii U without unplugging the console, ameliorated long load times with a quickstart menu, and started selling a replacement battery that lasted more than three hours - but at this point in the Wii U's life cycle it's probably safe to assume that they have fixed everything they're going to. Turn on a PS3 or an Xbox 360 and you get a startup riff and then blessed silence, but the Wii always insists on annoying, repetitive music on its navigation screens.It’s a weird, awkward approach to backwards compatibility.