The Old Guard
- Oct 24, 2017
Welcome to the March 2018 newsletter. We have a lot to get to, so let's get to it!
Warnings, Mod Posts, and Junior Membership
This past month we’ve been listening to privately submitted user feedback and conducting surveys among representatives from many of our Hangouts. A consistent theme that came up was that people wanted to see less micromanagement of discussions – specifically fewer warnings on posts that aren't disruptive and fewer preemptive Mod Posts. Over the past week or two we’ve been cutting back on these things and believe it has had a positive effect.
At the same time we want to avoid making it easier for trolls to fly under the radar, shed their Junior status, and gain thread posting abilities. The current requirements of 100 posts and 2 months before gaining full Membership were only as low as they were out of consideration for the launch period. From now on the new requirement will be 300 posts and 3 months.
In recent weeks, we've been seeing a steady uptick from users requesting ResetEra rewards for user hosted contests. To support these efforts, on a case by case basis we can make prizes like ERA Clear subscriptions available to encourage member participation. If you're planning to run a contest and would like us to help facilitate a prize, please contact SweetNicole with a detailed proposal.
This past month we launched GiftBot, a tool for users to host giveaways for games and other prizes here on ResetEra. If you're looking for the specifics of how to run or enter a giveaway, check out this post here. At the time of this writing, GiftBot has hosted over 334 giveaways and given away 1560 gifts. There have been an incredible 28,835 giveaway entries as well!
We'd like to thank everyone who participated or started their own giveaway during our Inaugural GiftBot Giveaway. We also appreciate the feedback you've sent us regarding new features and other requests. We've already pushed out our first update adding Public Winner Identification and Custom Raffle Lengths. And we're not stopping with those! There will be many more GiftBot updates to come.
This month we hosted a Q&ERA with Tom Happ and Dan Adelman, who answered your questions on Axiom Verge and more!
Axiom Verge was created as a love letter to the original Metroid. The story is about a scientist named Trace who awakens in the alien world of Sudra. Axiom Verge is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Windows, macOS, and Linux.
New Game Releases
Here's a list of new games that released in March 2018 with links to their OTs. If you see a game that came out in March that has a ResetEra OT and isn't on this list, please tag SweetNicole with the game and the OT link and it will be added.
- Bravo Team (PSVR) |OT| VR Shooting
- Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition & Windows Edition |OT| Walk Taller
- The 25th Ward: The Silver Case |OT| Final Answer?
- Devil May Cry HD Collection |OT| The Feel of 288 FPS
- Kirby Star Allies |OT| CHOO CHOO! Come on Ride the Friend Train
- Assassin's Creed Rogue |OT|
- Attack on Titan 2 |OT| Yes, Titans are on the switch!
- Sea of Thieves |OT| A Rare Treasure
- A Way Out |OT| A criminal's best asset is his lie ability.
- Detective Pikachu |OT| Nintendo's Last Major 3DS Release? Doubt.
- Ni No Kuni 2 |OT| Welcome to Evermore
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings |OT| A Slice-of-Life RPG
- Far Cry 5 |OT| Big Cry Country
- MLB The Show 18 |OT| Monster Dongs for a New ERA
- The Witch and Hundred Knight 2 |OT| Chelka gives no f***s
- The Alliance Alive |OT| A SaGacious Society
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 |OT| Warhammer: Cataclysm
Below are the community spotlights for the month of March.
The release of GiftBot has unleashed a wave of generosity in the community, but one member is going above and beyond. Dusk Golem 's 600 Steam Game giveaway over 120 days is one of the most impressive giveaways we've ever seen: Dusk Golem's Daily Steam Game Giveaway
The Super Smash Bros. announcement took the internet by storm in March. On ResetEra, it was our most popular and active thread in March. If you want to relive the excitement and speculation, check out the announcement thread: Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch
Today, March 31st, is Transgender Visibility Day, and in recognition of that day we'd like to highlight a thread made specifically for educating people where members can read about and ask questions on this subject: Transgender 101
While the community had a bit of fun designing mascots for the site, we had a bit of fun and changed our logo for a day in response. Follow the story: Let's Design Reset Era's Mascot
As always, we're looking for your feedback on how we can make this newsletter better.
One final question for you if you've made it this far: Are you ready for a difference that's Night and Day?
Thanks for being the best community on the internet! This concludes the ResetEra March 2018 Newsletter. Have a great April!
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