Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Special Holiday Issue!! This is a very special time of the year, and I would like to say something.
I would like to thank everybody who worked hard this year for the paper, especially the Core Staff and the Pipe Plaza writers. I was just a normal writer in the beginning of the year, and now, after twelve months, I am a Sub-Team Director. Not everyone has this opportunity, and I thank Marioguy1 (talk) and the rest of the Core Staff for inviting me to be the new Pipe Plaza Director, which allowed me to contribute further to the team I simply love. I would also like to thank my team for making the Pipe Plaza what it is now. You are the ones who make up this Sub-Team, and you should be proud of your work. I may be the higher authority here, but my hands would be tied without you.
Those are the guys – and girl – who worked very hard this year for the Pipe Plaza:
And myself, Paper Yoshi (talk): Pipe Plaza Director, Upcoming Games, Mario Calendar and Monthly Report writer, guest writer in several issues.
But that team got a new member very late in the year; I got my first real application, and, along with the Core Staff, I decided to hire the applicant. Please welcome YoshiKong (talk), the new Projects Seeking Contributors writer, to the team!!
Section of the Month
The Section of the Month poll for the November issue got 22 votes, three more than last month. It was also the first Pipe Plaza SOTM poll to have a tie for first place.
The winners, with 8 votes (36.36% of the total) are...
...Forum Update, for the first time, and Mario Calendar, for the second time!!!
Forum Update, written by MrConcreteDonkey (talk), brings readers news on the Super Mario Boards, including, but not limited to, promotions and demotions, policy changes and results for the forum games, such as Mafia or Hurt & Heal. Mario Calendar, written by myself, presents users with a list of all the Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Wario games released during the month in which the newest issue of The 'Shroom is released. Last month, it covered the games released in a November day. Community Report, written by Bop1996 (talk), got second place, with 3 votes (13.64%), while Tip of the Month, written by FunkyK38 (talk), was the third-placed section, with 2 votes (9.1%).
Well, that was quite a big section, so I shall no longer hold you. The Pipe Plaza writers surely put a lot of work into this issue, so please be sure to read on! I hope you all enjoy it!!
Hello, readers, and welcome to the December Issue of Monthly Report!! Once again, there are no announcements regarding this section, so let's get to what matters quickly! These are the wiki's statistics for October, November and December:
(Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk) and Super Mario Bros. (talk) for the table coding. Stooben originally created it when writing this section back in Issues XXIII, XXV and XXVI, and SMB based his coding for Issues XXXIX, XL and XLI – which I am using in this issue – off of Stooben's coding.)
You guys know what the best thing about Christmas is? The Super Special Fire-Breathing November Forum Update, of course! For there is no better gift. So let's see if anything important happened this month (or otherwise just try to make unimportant stuff sound slightly important, like I do every month!)...
Mason Vorhees (Mason) resigned from his position as a Global Moderator this month, due to real life stuff. Marioguy1 also resigned from being a Global Moderator, but still remains a Local Moderator of the Mafia board.
The moderators have got into the festive mood, and will allow anyone, for the month of December, to change their name and be able to change it back on Christmas day. Yes, everyone. Even those who hadn't had their name changed for a month.
Zackcota was permanently banned on November 19th. He was banned for continuous spamming, despite being warned multiple times.
New Super Yoshi, MKGirlism (YamiHoshi) and IceShadow1199's bans expired.
"Damn" is now censored to "dang".
In November, 632 topics were made. 36386 posts were made, which seems to be the highest so far this year. To contrast that, 21 users joined, which overtakes last month as the lowest so far this year. 199 was the most users online.
Green signifies the user is at a higher position than last month. Blue signifies the user is at the same position as last month. Red signifies the user is at a lower position than last month. Bold signifies the user is a new entry to the top 10. Italics signify the user is banned.
Mafia and Forum Games
Currently ongoing Mafia games are Beauty Queen Etna's (Rocker64) Post-Apocalypse Mafia, Marioguy1's Heroscape Mafia, Phantom L's (Lily) Kid Icarus: Uprising Mafia and New Super Yoshi's Paper Mario Mafia. Among the currently ongoing Vote to Wins are Vanillite's (Pyro) V2W: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Yoshi Claus' (Yoshi K) V2W: Nintendo All-Stars.
a!lpha!bet ma!fia!, hosted by SMB, was won by the Mafia, Gamefreak75 being the only member of it to die (the other members were Rocker64, Palkia47, Smasher and Toad85).
The Rebel Alliance (Innocents) won Northern Verve's (SonicMario) Star Wars Mafia.
Dangan Ronpa Mafia, hosted by Enobarbus (Bop1996) and Kamome Tsurubami (Superchao), was won by the Innocents (8 of which survived, at the end)...and Nabber.
The Oakland A's won Toad85's Major League Baseball Hurt and Heal/Vote to Win combination, after 8 months.
Monobear won Smasher's Vote to Win: Forum's Choice IV.
After 5 months, Kiyotaka Ishimaru won Pyro's Forum Triathlon.
That's all for this considerably unfestive edition of Forum Update for this festive time. Despite that, have a great Christmas, and make sure the world doesn't end or something like that.
Hey and what's up? Welcome to Projects Seeking Contributors! This section will bring attention to any new and active projects on the wiki where input and general discussion are needed. Let's start with the most active and recent projects seen on the Wiki Collaborations forum board.
And that's it for the forum's wiki collaborations. Once again, see the collaboration board for the complete list. Next up, we have the discussions which are currently taking place on the wiki. These can be seen at Category:Unresolved talk pages. The list is as follows.
Bloober/Blooper, started by Banon (talk) – Discuss whether the early name of the enemy Blooper should be acknowledged in the relevant game sections of the article.
And that's all for this months Projects Seeking Contributors! If you think you could help out with any of the issues above, please take part in the said discussion taking place. We'll be updating this section next issue with any new discussions that need attention.
Unlike other wikis around the internet, the MarioWiki is not here to provide a subjective view of the items we write about. Objective writing on non-userspace pages, please. Save your opinions for your own page, and please edit the wiki in an objective light.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to this month's Mario Calendar!! The Holiday Season is under way, which means there are plenty of games in December's Calendar. Without further ado, here are all the Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Wario games released in the last month of the year:
Welcome, everyone, to the last Pipe Plaza section of the year! This issue of Upcoming Games is all about news, so let's not waste time!
As most of you have probably seen, Nintendo released its newest home console, the Wii U, last month. The Japanese company also released the first Mario title for the console, New Super Mario Bros. U. NSMBU was the first Mario platformer to be released as a launch title since Super Mario 64, for the Nintendo 64. Another Mario-related game, Nintendo Land, was a launch title for the Wii U as well.
In the portable realm, the fourth Paper Mario installment, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, was released in all regions within the last 30 days. Players may also download additional DLC packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2: two packs were made available for download on October 25th, one on November 27th – which is free until January 1st, 2013 – and two more on December 5th.
There are also new additions to Nintendo's digital library of games: Super Mario Bros. 2 and Wario Land 3 have been released for the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan and Europe, respectively, while Wario Land II and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels are set to be released in North America later this month.
North America: November 18th
Europe: November 30th
Australia: November 30th
Japan: December 8th
New Super Mario Bros. U & Nintendo Land: Wii U launch titles
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
North America: November 11th
Japan: December 6th
Europe: December 7th
Australia: December 8th
Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) – 3DS Virtual Console
Japan: November 28th
Wario Land 3 (GBC) – 3DS Virtual Console
Europe: December 6th
Wario Land II (GBC) – 3DS Virtual Console
North America: December 20th
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES) – 3DS Virtual Console
North America: December 27th
And that concludes 2012 for the Pipe Plaza! I wish you all the best in the upcoming holidays!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"