The 'Shroom:Issue LXXII/Pipe Plaza
Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the March Issue of Pipe Plaza! This is your arsonist Director, Paper Yoshi, speaking. I don't really have news to share this month, except for one little thing...
As you may have noticed, Bop1996 (talk) hasn't written Community Report since December of last year. So, in order to have a good coverage of everything wiki-related during his absence, fellow writer YoshiKong (talk) will take on that position temporarily, after guest-writing the section in January.
Section of the Month
Last month's SotM poll got 21 votes, two more than last month.
The February Section of the Month, with 7 votes (33.33% of the total), is...
...Upcoming Games, for the fifth time overall, the second in a row!!
Upcoming Games, written by myself, brings fresh news on all the upcoming Mario games, always including useful information, such as the main features and release dates. Last month, it covered the announcement of three new Mario games in development, along with release dates for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Game & Wario. The runner-up, with 6 votes (28.57%), was Anniversary Announcements, written by Statistics Manager RandomYoshi (talk). Projects Seeking Contributors and Monthly Report, written by YoshiKong (talk) and myself, respectively, were the third-placed sections, with 3 votes (14.29%).
And that's all for the notes!! I hope you enjoy this issue!!
Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, and welcome to another issue of Monthly Report!! Once again, there is no news regarding this section, so let's go on and see the wiki statistics for March, February and January, followed by February-March and January-March comparisons.
(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.)
Hey and welcome to the Community Report. I’m filling in for Bop1996 (talk) while he’s busy with school stuff. The Pipe Plaza team weren’t able to write a Community Report last issue, so to catch up we'll be covering all that took place in the last two months. Now let's begin, shall we? These are the most recent changes we have had to MarioWiki Policy.
And the following are talk page proposals which have recently reached a consensus.
And these are talk page proposals currently in progress.
The following are the most recent changes we've had to.
And that's it for this month's Community Report. We hope that you enjoy the rest of the issue, and all the best to Bop1996 with his real-life duties.
Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Hey, and welcome to the Forum Update! Sorry I couldn't be with you last month, I was really busy and, honestly, there wasn't much to talk about except smilies (KILL), so yeah. Don't worry though, I'll cover anything I missed.
YamiHoshi's temporary ban expired.
Souda-kun was temporarily banned on March 9th, for creating havoc and personal attacks on forumgoers. The ban ends after two weeks, on March 23rd.
A child board of General Discussion for the seventh Mario Awards was created. Additionally, a child board of Forum Games was created for Elimination games. This includes Vote to Win, KO a Character, Hurt and Heal and anything else. Finally, a child board of HelpDesk was created for Resolved problems.
Loads and loads of smilies were added. Characters like Rosalina, Shy Guy, Diddy Kong, Toadette and...Keyzer? now have their own smilies. The whole thing did go a bit too far, and some of the added smilies were removed, such as :drosh:, who you may remember from the previous issue, :trickster:, a frankly horrendous interpretation of Mario, and, saddest of all (probably because it's the only good one they removed), :barkley:.
Green signifies the user is at a higher position than last month.
Currently ongoing Mafias are my Mafia 2101, Rocker64's Rocker Mafia, Nabber's Forum's Choice Mafia and Smg2daisy's My Little Pony: Friendship is Mafia...again?.
So, after that extensive list, it seems my work here is done. Oh wait, I've missed one of the most important news stories in the entire history of the MarioWiki: A new pope has been elected on the forum!
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 forum board for the complete list. Next up, we have the discussions which are currently taking place on article talk pages. These can be seen at Category:Unresolved talk pages. The list is as follows.
And that's all 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.
Be sure to read all userspace guidelines before putting your pages together. This includes your signature as well. Failure to be informed of the rules is not an acceptable excuse, as they are all lined out. If your page does not comply, it will be edited, possibly without your consent, so be sure to follow the rules!
Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, readers, and welcome to the March Issue of Mario Calendar!!
I wanted to have a table with all the consoles and stores to the right, akin to the region table, but it didn't work the way I planned, so there's nothing new regarding this section (except the italicized titles, which were added last month). Anyway, here are all the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games released during the third month of the calendar year:
And that's all for this month's list! I'll see you in Upcoming Games!!
Anniversary Announcements (RandomYoshi (talk))
Hello again, RandomYoshi here to bring you the news on what the Awards Committee has decided on since the last issue of The 'Shroom.
To kick things off, there have been some discussion related to Awards Mafia III. Smasher (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) has stepped forward and is willing to host said game. There is a need for a co-host, though. The game will be quite large; every applicant for co-hosting is welcomed. Ralphfan (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) is so far the only co-host applicant. Smasher has commented that, if there is no one else willing to be a co-host, he is fine with co-hosting it with Ralphfan. It has also been mentioned that it needs to start earlier than last year. There has been no discussion in regards to other tournaments or events.
To see if any rewards have changed, consult the table found below. Do keep in mind that if the award is not listed, it has yet to be discussed by the committee.
*The way this was agreed on was to specify the four courses in question. Because there is a Rainbow Road, a Bowser Castle, a Mario Circuit, and a Luigi Circuit in every game, only one of them needs to be voted for.
Upcoming Games (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another issue of Upcoming Games!! This month, we have plenty of news to cover, and most of the announcements revolve around a certain plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom...
And that is... Luigi, without a doub--wait, you thought it was Mario? Who on Earth would possibly think I was referring to Mario? Only fools would do that!
The Year of Luigi
Anyway, moving on... Last month, during yet another Nintendo Direct conference, held on February 14th, the President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, declared 2013 to be the Year of Luigi, and he, along with Game Producer Shigeru Miyamoto, unveiled some new games and details regarding previously announced games to celebrate the event.
The video kicked off with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Mr. Miyamoto showed gameplay footage and discussed a few details on various aspects of the game, such as controls and game modes. In addition to the single-player campaign, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will feature a brand new multiplayer mode, called ScareScraper, on which up to four players will be able to cooperate or compete in order to achieve the different goals from each of the game modes within ScareScraper itself.
Afterwards, Mr. Iwata announced two new Nintendo 3DS titles starring Luigi, although not as the main character. The first one was the fourth installment in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The game shifts between the regular overworld and a special world, much like Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story; however, this time the game revolves around Luigi's dream world, as opposed to Bowser's body. While controlling Mario inside Luigi's dreams, players will have to interact with the sleeping plumber in order to solve puzzles and defeat various types of enemies. The game is set to be released this summer.
The other 3DS title featuring Luigi is Mario Golf: World Tour. Little has been revealed about this game, aside from some playable characters, which include, so far, Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Wario, Donkey Kong and Waluigi. This game will also be available this summer in North America.
Additionally, the President of Nintendo announced new Downloadable Content for New Super Mario Bros. U to celebrate the Year of Luigi. It'll be called New Super Luigi U, and will feature Luigi as the playable character. Seeing as it is a large-scale DLC package, similar to full software, development will take some time to finish, but the DLC will be available for download later this year.
Last, but not least, two additional Nintendo 3DS titles were unveiled. The first one of them is Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, another installment in the Mario and Donkey Kong series. It will be released this year for the Nintendo eShop. The second and last game, unveiled by none other than President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, is Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a remake of the 2010 Wii title Donkey Kong Country Returns. No details have been revealed, aside from a Summer 2013 release date.
Well, I guess that's all for now! We shall meet again in April, so take care!!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"
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