The 'Shroom:Issue 122/Pipe Plaza
Hello readers! Welcome to Pipe Plaza, the only 'Shroom sub-team that sounds like an actual location, well I guess apart from Critic Corner (and no, I was not hypnotised into saying that last part).
We managed to get 21 votes this month, so we still have a bit of a mountain to climb to get up to the other teams, but I'm sure with our perseverance we will be able to make it. I'll see you here next month.
Section of the Month
All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
Hello 'Shroom readers and welcome back to another edition of Featured, the only place this side of the Mario Wiki where you'll get news about the Mario Wiki Featured Articles. And what a month it has been. The nomination pages have been exploding! So take a look below to see what's been happening.
Four new articles have been featured in the past month.
No new articles have become re-featured.
There is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.
Failed FA Nominations
No new articles have failed the featuring process.
Four new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.
There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.
Failed Unfeaturing Nominations
No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.
Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.
Tip of the Month
If you're like me, worried that something will go wrong while you're editing the Wiki, then you may write up the information you want to put in an article in a word processor first, save it, then copy and paste it into the Wiki. This can be good help, because you have access to Spellcheck and grammar checks from your word processor, but be careful: text pasted from word processors doesn't translate very well into Wiki code at times. The biggest stumbling block is often single apostrophes, which are used for bolding or italicizing text. Before you hit submit, make sure that you view a preview of your section to check and make sure that the words you want in bold or italics appear the way you want them to.
Welcome to Community Report! It shows our the latest goings-ons around the Super Mario Wiki – the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals.
NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of May 14th.
That’s all for this issue of Community Report. See you again next month.
Hello! Welcome to New Articles. I’m here with an up to date about all the new articles created within the past month. So, we got plenty of new articles this month and that’s great. Be sure to keep in mind Super Mario Wiki’s Manual of Style when you create an article.
Greetings! I am Alex95, here to tell you more about an upcoming game and my thoughts about it.
Have you ever wanted to create your own role-playing game in the vein of Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy? Then perhaps RPG Maker Fes is for you! Having used/am currently using RPG Maker programs to create my own games (more on that later, maybe), I was really excited to hear about RPG Maker Fes coming to the Nintendo 3DS. RPG Makers have mainly kept to computer systems in recent years, though the first versions of the programs were released in Japan for the Super Famicom and PlayStation systems. Just a fun fact for you there.
Anyway, what is RPG Maker? As the name implies, it's a program that allows you to make role-playing games! You can create your own characters, story, graphics, the whole works. Create your own world, place enemies within, strategize puzzles, and go on an adventure! Want to create a simple story where the handsome hero rescues a beautiful princess? Or maybe you want to follow the villain of a story and go on a rampage? Whatever story you come up with, you can create!
Now, RPG Maker Fes (whatever the heck "Fes" stands for. "Fantasy…engine…something") may appear to be a bit streamlined compared to, say, the recent RPG Maker MV, but it still holds a lot of content to help you create that dream game of yours. You can personalize your characters however you want and give them unique attributes. Then create the enemies you'll fight along your journey. And finally, build the world you've always dreamed of! RPG Maker Fes allows a wide array of customizable options and skills that even someone with as low as no game making experience can pick up and start building a game. Don't feel like you can build a game from scratch? Don't worry, the game has you covered! Right off the bat, RPG Maker Fes starts you off with premade characters, enemies, items, and skills that you can either tweak or just use as is. With an SD card in your 3DS, you can save up to 16 games in the system, so you can let your siblings create game worlds of their own (and believe me, they will want to) without having to worry about your game getting messed up.
Perhaps you just want to see and play what others have created? Or maybe you're in a game designing slump and need some inspiration? RPG Maker Fes allows you to share your creations online and play games others have uploaded! Don't have RPG Maker Fes, but want to see what others have created anyway? A free app in the Nintendo eShop called RPG Maker Player will allow you to play other people's creations even if you don't have the main game itself! (You still need the actual game if you want to create something, however.) Essentially, you can play numerous games for free! That app will be available the day the main game gets released.
The only limitation I can find between Fes and other RPG Makers is that you can't import custom assets like graphics and music, which is a bummer. Perhaps I'm missing something, but at least there is a lot of content for you to work with, enough that you can create just about any setting you can think of! If you already have RPG Maker MV, or maybe RPG Maker VX or VX Ace, then you probably don't need to pick this up. But if this will be your first foray into RPG Maker designing, then I highly recommend this. Simple, portable, and awesome! If you want to learn more about RPG Maker Fes, then feel free to visit the official site here. Or, if you want to see how a
(Disclaimer: Just want to send out a warning to players. The game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and up), but user-created content will vary. Most of the created games will be text-heavy, but creators can create something either kid-friendly or make some serious NSFW stuff. Be careful when downloading!)
Poll Committee Discussion
That's your weather for this week, now for the Poll Committee. Roy?
Thank you, Roy, and welcome to Poll Committee Discussion. The headlines for this month include...uh...not really that much, actually. So, uh, yeah. The only thing I can really say is that I'm writing this section. So that's pretty cool. Next month though, get hyped for the chairperson election! If you liked Tucky's service to polls all this year, then...do a thing for him? I dunno. Here's some polls now.
Older Mario items and enemies (Lord Bowser (talk), April 9, 2017)
What do you think is the biggest flaw of the Mario platformers? (Lord Bowser (talk), April 23, 2017)
It's been a wonderful journey through the glorious land that we call the Poll Committee. I hope you've gained some type of knowledge that you can apply to your life. If not...that's probably typical. Next month you'll be hearing from a good friend of mine, who also happens to be one of the biggest Bowser fans in our community. Know who it is? If you don't, it's Lord Bowser (talk)! I'm sure he'll do just as good a job of writing the section as I did, right? Of course. I don't know how to end this now since I can't say I'll see you next month, so...I guess bye for now, and enjoy the rest of the 'Shroom!
Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager and Pipe Plaza Director, Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past. It will come to no surprise to anyone, that I'm a fan of Pipe Plaza. Yes, Fake News is funnier, and Fun Stuff is funner, but Pipe Plaza is the little well-known section that's always there to give some handy stats when you're in need of them. Over the years, Pipe Plaza has had sections like Mario Calendar (now moved), interviews, and game previews. Today we generally boast around nine or ten sections a month.
Pipe Plaza came into existence in Issue XXXII, and we've been running ever since. Pipe Plaza has had four directors in its lifetime: Super Mario Bros. (talk), Marioguy1 (talk), Paper Yoshi (talk), and myself, Yoshi876 (talk).
However, you're not here to hear me rattle on about past writers, you're interested in old section, so have this edition of Pipe from Issue LII.
The 'Shroom Report
HI, everyone! I'm your knowledgeable Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with yet another installment of The 'Shroom Report! As a reminder, in the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 team sections and every 50 overall sections, teams will get mentioned every 100 sections, and The 'Shroom will get mentioned every 500 sections. All information is based off our Historical Sheets. This section will cover Issue 121.
Good morning, and welcome to Anniversary Announcements, May MMXVII edition! Live from the double-A studios.. wait, this is written text, there isn't such a thing as live..
The last awards meeting was held in the night of 6 or 7 May (depending on your timezone). There may be one more meeting after E3 depending on how many interesting things get revealed, but the regular meetings have ended.
A lot of prizes are games distributed via Steam, but Steam has changed the way gifting works, so it now requires more coordination to correctly distribute items. Existing purchases don't appear to be affected.
Next month, the polls will open, and the Community Awards dossiers will be published in this paper.
Since last month, more tournaments have been posted on the Awards board on the forums. Because there was only one last month, I just made a quick note about it, but now it is time for a neat table!
The Community Awards have been completed, with a total of six removals (five User awards and one 'Shroom award) and two new awards, for a total of 15. 'Shroom-related awards have the infix "'Shroom" added to make clear what the awards are about.
Additionally, the full review of all awards has been completed.
I will list the additions, removals and other changes, and then a complete list of the nominees for that award. If an award was changed during the full review, I will also list it here, but not for (small) formulation changes.
Refer to this document for a full list of nominees.
And with that, we have covered all things Mario Awards for the past month, for as far as this paper's deadlines allow me to! Which they do! The direction is great like that!*
Thanks for staying with me for another edition of Anniversary Announcements. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Au Revoir!
All information above was correct as of 17 May 2017.