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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

KoopaTV's March 2019 Review Newsletter

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Before we march off to April, let's review March.

Welcome to another edition of KoopaTV's review newsletters, where we go back and evaluate and discuss what happened in the previous month—sometimes there's new site updates in these, too. This newsletter is one of those times.

This newsletter we'll talk about the best articles of March, your best (and worst) comments of March, update you on Round 25 of the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program, and give some reminders about site features.

Plus, another new social media platform!

Top Five Recommended KoopaTV Experiences of March 2019

March 2019 is one of those months where it's a big pain and undertaking to pick just five KoopaTV articles to highlight here. I've tried to do so without putting that much thought into the decision; otherwise this'd have to be published a whole day later. That means that everything on KoopaTV is worth experiencing.

Here they are in chronological order:

  1. Difficulty Modes and Unlocking Story Content — It's a contentious topic in the gaming industry about how much of a reward game designers should give to players who complete the game on lower-difficulty modes. Ludwig gives his thoughts.
  2. The Origins of Daylight Savings Time: Mario's Time Machine — The story of how Mario invaded Bowser's Castle, took our time machine, and inspired Benjamin Franklin to think of Daylight Savings Time.
  3. Splatfest: Would you rather be a KNIGHT or a WIZARD? — Ludwig may have been raised as a wizard, but would he actually have preferred growing up to be a knight?
  4. Fortnite EULA Update: You Don't Need an Ace Attorney to Understand It — A strange thousands-strong swarm of Fortnite kids act like Ludwig is a Fortnite legal expert, so he does his best to play the role.
  5. Fire Emblem Support System and the Inhumanity of Networking — How the Support System evolved over time in the Fire Emblem, and how it reflects social skills.

Best Three Comments and One Worst Comment of March 2019

Now for YOUR content! (Excluding guest posts...and the one guest post in March didn't get into the recommended category. Oh well.)

Comments! Here are the best three comments of March 2019:
  1. “Those genre choices are baffling. Don't they at least have a visual novel category? Even if it's not a pure visual novel, it's a lot closer than it is to RPGs or simulations.

    Also, it has a page on the PlayStation Store now:” - Samantha Lienhard 
  2. “Toddlers are the real world equivalent of Klefki. My daughter would take my keys and try to open random holes she found with them sometimes making it hard for me to locate where the keys are.” - ShinyGirafarig
  3. “I don't think that would work...they clearly need people's FULL names to be palindromes. You have the first name of "shiny" which doesn't work with the rest. Now, if you were to dye yourself to look like a NORMAL Girafarig, and pass only that part off as your full name, that might work.” - Lheticus Videre  

Good comments that are funny and informative! And Mr. Videre (who is correct, don't you know?) replied to ShinyGirafarig even better than I could have.

Which brings me to the worst comment of the month...
  1. “I thought the Discord was for the people who contribute to this website? I mean like, with articles. I mean, sure, I contribute with my comments, but more often I snark at it instead.” — Lheticus Videre

Oh yeah? Well, snark at THIS! Ha! Hahahahaha!

KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Mid-Round Round 25 Leaderboard

Now that you guys got some bonus points for being featured as best comment (no negative points for worst comment, though), here are the Round 25 standings as of publishing...
  1. Lheticus Videre — 42 points
  2. ShinyGirafarig — 33 points
  3. Samantha Lienhard — 16 points 

The rest of your names aren't even worth publishing here. Try harder! And then you might be able to achieve first place before end-of-day April 29, and get a $10 eShop code.

For some assistance...

Reminder that KoopaTV Forms Have Returned

After taking a half-year break, KoopaTV Feedback Form Part XVII and KoopaTV Quiz Part XVII exist. You can do them right now. And they give generous points that can jump-start a flailing KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program attempt.

The Quiz covers that span of time that there weren't any quizzes to take, so looking at January and February articles alone for answers won't get you a perfect score! (It'll help, though.)

They're fun. Believe me!

Corrections Corner; March 2019

I didn't screw up this month and make a mistake. YAY!

For your awareness, if you're new, the Corrections Corner is the part of the newsletter where we publicly display all commenter-provided mistakes pointed out in our articles. The objective is to keep KoopaTV accountable. These corrections are actually rewarded in the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program, so you're encouraged to make sure we're honest!

Historically, they've just been typos (not that typos are okay or anything), since we have strong editorial standards and fact-checking. You can depend on KoopaTV!

Google+ is Dead; MeWe is Alive!

Google+ is no longer accessible. It's gone. Good riddance, quite frankly.

Google+ Plus is no longer available for consumer (personal) and brand accounts
Google+ is no longer available, which means writing a +
in Blogger doesn't have a mini pop-up of a Google+ thing.
(Division is the best, though.)

Many Google+ users have moved on to a social network called MeWe, which is similar to Google+, but it's all about the users’ privacy—that's actually the opposite of Google+, which was a big data collection scheme.

Alright, so, MeWe. Here's my MeWe profile. You'll notice it's under my name and not KoopaTV's. I'm brand-new to it, so I would appreciate some how-to-use-it tips! Including discoverability features.

Unlike some of KoopaTV's other social media endeavours, this one isn't plagued with unsavoury people.

That's all Ludwig has to say in this newsletter. If there's any more information you'd like to know about the site's ongoing operations, please comment about it! Also, share KoopaTV to people you know. That helps. Don't you want to be helpful?

Go ahead and read the February 2019 review newsletter here!
You should also read the April 2019 review newsletter. It's sequentially next.
Last year's March 2018 newsletter also featured a discontinued social media.
Next year's March 2020 newsletter doesn't discontinue another social media platform.


  1. Holy smokes, I got one of the best comments this month AND the worst?! I am genuinely honored! XD Seems pretty tame for a worst comment though. I'm not sure if that's a good thing because this site's community is great, or if it's a bad thing because said community is so SMALL that trolls and such don't see it as worth hating on.

    1. Our resident troll is busy with school or something.

  2. Err, by the way, both the link to the feedback form on the relevant page and the link to the quiz link to the feedback form. (Does this count as a correction?)

    1. ...That's not a correction (when I say you can do it right now, I wasn't wrong... it's just almost impossible to find), but you pointing that out is greatly appreciated.
      You can also access it right here:

  3. I thought the comment of me being wrong about the NSO trial period from the Splatoon demo being usable anytime would be the worst.

  4. I will try my best to be more active this month as I have not been participating a lot lately. While I'll probably not come in first, I will at least hopefully make it on the leaderboard this next time.


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