The 'Shroom:Issue LXVII/Pipe Plaza
Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, readers, and welcome to another issue of Pipe Plaza!!
Last month, I got my first "application" as Pipe Plaza Director. It was reviewed thoroughly by the Core Staff, and we all decided to hire the "applicant". So, I'm happy to announce the new Monthly Report writer: please welcome myself, Paper Yoshi (talk), to the team! (Even though I'm already part of the Pipe Plaza team.)
Section of the Month
The Section of the Month poll for the September Issue got only 22 votes, so please be sure to vote in this month's poll!
Anyway, the winner, with 7 votes (31.8% of the total) is...
Mario Calendar brings readers a list with all the Mario games released during the month in which the newest issue of The 'Shroom is released. Last month, it covered the games released sometime during September. Featured, a guest section written by me, got second place, with 6 votes (27.3%). The third-placed section was Community Report, written by Bop1996 (talk), with 5 votes (22.7%)
And that's all I have to say for now. I hope all of you enjoy this month's issue!
Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, readers, and welcome to the October issue of Monthly Report!! As previously announced in the Director's Notes, this will be the first issue with myself, Paper Yoshi (talk), as the regular writer for Monthly Report. So, be sure to check this section every month for the site-wide statistics and a comparison between each month's statistics, in sets of two.
Without further ado, these are the wiki's statistics for August, September and October:
(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.)
Community Report (Bop1996 (talk))
Hello, this is October's Community Report.
Proposals in Progress
Featured (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hey, everyone, and welcome to this month's issue of Featured!! Although I'm writing this section once again, it's still vacant to anyone who wants to write for the Pipe Plaza, so remember to sign up!
Only one article has been featured since the last issue. It is none other than Mario Kart DS, which was refeatured on September 14th.
There is one new Featured Article Nomination. It joins the other active FA Nominations, which are:
None of the active nominations from the last month have failed.
The FA Unfeaturing Nominations remain the same from September:
And that's all for this issue of Featured!
Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Hey, guys, welcome to September's Forum Update! A lot happened in September, such as...uhh...
Top Stories: A public ban log was put up in General Discussion, by Mason. The log shows all of the users who have been permanently banned (since September 13th) and all of the users with currently active temporary bans. It also shows the reason, and, for temp. bans, the amount of time it lasts and the date it expires.
So let's board the ban train. Yay. Starting off, Gardevoir (Boidoh (talk)) was permanently banned, for "Constant derogatory posts and spam, among other rulebreaks. Previously recieved warnings and two temp bans."
ColonelKR, who originally came to the forum to propose his idea of a new Mario movie against the idea of fellow user Supermariofan (and was greeted with a lot of Nicolas Cage) was banned for 4 weeks, for flaming. However, he evaded his ban as DupliKR, and returned to the thread. Because of his sockpuppeting, his ban was extended to 6 weeks. It now expires on October 25th.
"At this point, I don't know if ColonelKR is a truly gifted performance artist or merely diseased." - Glowsquid
Legault was banned for a month for flaming, and his ban expires on October 21st. Christian Brutal Sniper (Marcelagus (talk)) was also banned for two weeks for trolling, but that's already expired.
Statistics: In September, 33 members joined, and 138 was the highest amount of users online. 29269 posts were made, and 518 topics were created.
Meowth (Smasher (talk)) – 38268
Rat (Ralphfan (talk)) – 26640
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 25768
Pinkie Pie (UltraMario3000 (talk))– 22147
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 17455
Big McIntosh (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 16635
Phantom L (Lily (talk)) – 16410
Solar Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 15913
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 14611
Yoshidude99 (Yoshidude99 (talk)) – 12603
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.
Mafia: Currently ongoing are New Super Mario's Magnificent Mafia, Cheyenne Bodie's (Raven Effect (talk)) Shoey Mafia and Nabber's Portal Mafia.
That's all for this month! Thanks for reading. Next month will be my first anniversary writing this section, so expect something...uhh, well, expect something! Bye!
Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))
Try your hand at research! The more you know about the game you're working on, the more you can contribute, and that means the better the Wiki can be! This gives you an excuse to play that game, or buy that issue of Nintendo Power that highlights it. Just make sure you give credit where credit is due.
Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, everyone, and welcome to October's Mario Calendar!
I have nothing special to say right now, so here are all the Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Wario games released in October:
And that's all for this month's list! We shall meet again right away, in Upcoming Games! See you there!
Upcoming Games (Paper Yoshi (talk))
And here we are! Welcome, fellow The 'Shroom readers, to this issue of Upcoming Games!
There's plenty to discuss this month, so let's get to that quickly!
Wii U News
Nintendo has finally announced the release dates and prices for their newest home console, the Wii U, along with the launch day games.
The Wii U will be available to customers in two different models, Basic and Deluxe. The Basic set will include a white Wii U console with 8 GB of memory, a Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable and a Wii U sensor bar (European and Australian Basic Sets will not include a sensor bar). It'll cost $299.99 in the United States, ¥26,250 in Japan and $349.95 in Australia. The Deluxe set will include everything in the Basic set, with some differences and additions. The Wii U in the Deluxe set will be black, with 32 GB of memory; said configuration will also include a GamePad Charging Cradle, stands for the GamePad and the console, and a copy of Nintendo Land. It'll cost $349.99 in the United States, ¥31,500 in Japan and $429.95 in Australia.
Nintendo has also announced the games set to be released alongside the Wii U. The list contains only one Mario title, New Super Mario Bros. U. Game & Wario will be released during the Launch Window, which starts on release day and ends in March 2013.
Nintendo 3DS News
The last 30 days have yielded interesting news regarding 3DS Mario games, mainly about the Nintendo eShop.
Starting this month, first-party titles will be available for download in the eShop. The first games to be released in digital form are Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7 and Star Fox 64 3D.
Additionally, Nintendo announced the release of downloadable content – for the first time in the company's history – for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Each one of the three DLC packs will cost $2.50 in North America, €2.50 in Europe and ¥200 in Japan.
Still in the topic of eShop downloads, four Mario games will be released for the North American Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in the following months. They are Mario Golf (GBC), Dr. Mario (GB), Wario Land II (GBC) and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES).
And that concludes this month's Pipe Plaza! See you in November!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"