Remember me


It's almost January 31st, which means it's been 10 years since was created!

It's been a long while, and the glory years of this place have been long gone. Still, I think I'm not the only one that has a lot of memories from this place.

Let's make use of this occasion to have a reunion in the 3DSPlaza chatroom at 20:00 PT, meet up with our friends from the past and relive some of those memories! If you are still in contact with any other 3DSPlaza users, let them know too

I hope to see you all at 20:00 PT!

Posted on 2021-01-30 23:11:40 by Robdeprop

Not much more than a week ago, I announced that I brought back Project Triniate and made it free to play.

Now I have a new announcement to make. Since I won't be making Project Triniate into a full fledged MMORPG, but some of you might be interested in the project, I decided to make Project Triniate open source! The Github repository is

This means that if you want to see the inner workings of Project Triniate, create your own spin-offs, or even contribute to the main Triniate game itself, that's all possible now!

Posted on 2020-12-08 22:11:20 by Robdeprop

Many of you probably know Project Triniate. The myth. The MMORPG that never was.

It was in development for a while, there were video's, and you could even play the prototypes if you were willing to donate $1 to the project. But then it got whiped out by a server crash and it was never to be seen again.

... Until today. I found an old backup of Triniate (among other things) a while ago, and some of you showed interest in seeing it, so, I put it back online!

Now I have to say that unfortunately, this is was an abandoned version of Triniate. I actually restarted the core game mechanics from scratch to make the game grid based like Pokémon, but nothing is left of this rebooted version.

A few things were broken too. I fixed the worst bugs and crashes so that it's playable and stripped the donation requirement, so that everyone can experience it for themselves!

Have fun!

Posted on 2020-11-30 22:33:29 by Robdeprop

Today I found an old backup of 3DSPlaza from July 5th, 2011.

Looking through the files, I found some interesting things, such as a multiplayer game that not many of you may remember: Question Basher.

It's a trivia game that you can play with multiple 3DSPlaza users at the same time. Back in 2011, there was a "games" tab in the chat that you could use to start and join Question Basher.

For fun, I decided to restore the game on 3DSPlaza and add a simple chat command to launch the game:

Use command /questionbasher to start a game. Any 3DSPlaza user in the chat will be able to join the game

To be honest, don't expect too much from the game. It's old, poorly programmed, probably has some bugs and there aren't too many questions in it. It's mainly a nostalgia thing, or, for most of you here that never knew about its existence, an interesting piece of 3DSPlaza history.

That being said, I also found a Triniate backup... It's not a backup of the latest version (that will unfortunately be lost forever), but a lot of features (crafting, fighting, shopping, a sample quest and even PVP) are there. Is there any interest in a Triniate demo?

Posted on 2020-08-26 10:16:43 by Robdeprop

As you know, 3DSPlaza has been around for at least 9 years. Within that time, many users had grown up using 3DSPlaza and moved on.
For the past few years, the amount of activity had decreased. As users had matured, got more powerful devices & utilised more modern services such as Discord and Twitter.

In more recent years, users have wanted to have their accounts deleted. Usually, it would mean using Deleter 3000. Deleter 3000 is a forum spam removal tool. It is very limited in terms of what it removes and it results in a permanent ban rather than what the user really wants. Sure, many posts are removed and their account is no longer viewable to the usual public. It might be just about what needs doing. However, it is not the proper way of fulfilling such requests.

Some of the reasons for wanting to remove an account:
- No longer want to be associated with the website
- No longer using the website and so are wanting to keep things cleaner in regards to where data is being stored
- Rather not have username (current or past) bring up certain websites -- i.e. embarrassing past posts
- Security concerns -- would prefer having as much information removed as possible

Regarding the last point: yes, 3DSPlaza has not exactly been made with the best of practices even for the time. Hope you are not reusing passwords.
But further to the point. With those points and article 17 of GDPR ("right to be forgotten"​) in mind, there is something that has recently been in the works that I would like to announce.

As of 26th July 2020, a new option named 'delete account' is shown on the profile edit page. This leads to a powerful account removal tool that will go above and beyond in removing any posts made under or towards your account, regardless of where those posts were published throughout the website.

Account Removal tool (asks for confirmation):

As for where you can find users who used to be very active and have been on this website for a long time, Lani had made a good write up that includes an invite link for the Discord server. Thread 83831

Posted on 2020-07-26 04:53:34 by NodePoint

So before Plaza inevitably gets euthanized, I think it’s time for a dedicated thread to share Discord names or other social media tags, if you’re interested in keeping contact with people of Plaza. I know there’s a bunch of us who still pop in to see who’s around to reconnect with..but linger no longer, just check this thread for your old friend’s contact info (obviously, no personal information like phone numbers, addresses, etc...just other social media handles). Please do not share other user’s handles/servers without their permission.

If you can’t find a friend in the posts below, perhaps try joining a server and asking around if anyone else knows them outside of Plaza.

ETA: There’s no official “kill date” for Plaza yet, as far as I know... but it’s best to get started with reconnecting elsewhere anyway.

UPDATE: I made a Discord server:

Pokemongirl/Vampy121 has made a Discord server which has over four dozen Plaza users (most of whom hung out in the RP room back in the day). If interested, here’s the invite: merged with mine

Posted on 2019-07-03 16:54:24 by Lani
Just a tiny update.

Just a small update.

As of March 5th, Datti, or Zaid has become our newest Community Manager.
He was promoted for "how professional he is, his high activity and the fact he genuinely cares for the site." - Andre, the Admin

Also, as of February 25th, users with a certain post count or higher are able to use BBCode in the chatrooms.

Posted on 2018-03-26 18:25:40 by Carmilla

New Management

As of October 4th, 2017 Plaza has got itself a brand new admin!
NodePoint is our new admin and he's already been quite busy in the short time he's been admin.

Since the 4th he's:
- Updated chat rules, MOTD and changelog.
- Replaced smile system for chat for better accuracy.
- Emoticon reference page has list of usable emoticons in PC version of the chat.
- Added new and old emoticons.
- In-chat BBCode support added for chat moderators.
- Custom in-chat icons for certain users.
- Added auto-hyperlinking support to chat.
- Restored PM delete utility and added it to pm page.
- Added more domains to blacklist for account approval tool.
- Fixed time ago in profiles. ( Now displays months and years. )
- Corrected spacing in profiles.
- Profiles now have '.subusrinfocon' ( Information before 'About me.' ) -- can be styled.
- Fixed blacklash issue, typos, toggle in profile editor.
- Fixed PM outbox.
- Management tool improved.
- Updated register page to ask for acceptance of chat and forum rules. ( With checkbox. )
- Security fixes.

And I'm sure there's much more to come.
In my personal opinion, NodePoint as admin is the start of a new beginning for Plaza that will bring some life back to it and I'm not alone, so far, quite a few users have agreed that Node's promotion is the best bet for Plaza and are looking forward to seeing what else he has in store for the site.

Posted on 2017-10-20 17:51:52 by Carmilla

Good day to you all. Today, January 31st, exactly six years ago, was founded. Throughout six years many users have joined and left, and I know some of you have been here for years now.

I would like to thank you all for being a part of 3DSPlaza. You are the reason that 3DSPlaza is still online. Although the Nintendo 3DS system itself has decreased in popularity, and many 3DS related websites have died down completely, 3DSPlaza has to this day remained to be an active community.

I have a small gift for you, that is a throwback to the old "nostalgia" 3DSPlaza times. I'm doing a throwback to the very beginnings of 3DSPlaza, by bringing back an old 3DSPlaza app, namely Jolly Jokes!

This was one of the very first 3DSPlaza apps, but it broke at some point way back in time and has not worked since. Maybe some of the very old users will recognize the app when they open it.

I have left the app exactly the way it was before it crashed. Even the original jokes from before it crashed are still there.

Now, for the plans of the future: there is probably no denying that 3DSPlaza will continue to slowly keep declining in usage. I'm not sure how much longer the site will still be actively used, but I at least plan to keep 3DSPlaza the way it is as long as that's the case. The Nintendo Switch is the next upcoming Nintendo thing of course, although I do not think that I'll be developing a website for the Nintendo Switch. I do have plans for another community website like 3DSPlaza, but it would not be Nintendo-related.

For now, let's celebrate the fact that 3DSPlaza already exists for six years and counting!

Happy anniversary,

Posted on 2017-01-31 14:58:21 by Robdeprop

Greetings everyone,

Some of you may already be aware, but I'd just like to officially inform you all of the details of a recent tweak in the way some moderators will be moderating:

Chat Moderators are no longer required to issue a warning for the following offenses:

- Swearing or bypassing the automatic swearing censor
- Sharing links to explicit NSFW or other adult/illegal content
- Spamming/flooding with malicious intent
- Online dating and/or cybering
- Sharing personal information

[Hypothetically] Repeated offenses within a week's time from your ban may result in a longer ban time than before.

Moderators are not strictly obligated to withhold warnings for these offenses--they may warn if they feel compelled to, however I wouldn't count on it.

But Why?

I think it doesn't need to be said, that deliberately bypassing the swearing censor is against the rules (as are any of the other offenses that are listed above). Warnings should be a notice to let users know when they've crossed a line that they might not be aware of...such as getting too rude during a disagreement, or bringing up an inappropriate topic, or violating other subjective rules. It's to let the user know what the moderator on duty considers to be a violation of those rules...unlike a violation like bypassing, which isn't in any way subjective.

"But what if I accidentally bypass?"
You shouldn't be swearing to begin with (note the rules). Accidentally hitting a double letter in a swear word that would result in bypassing the censor doesn't mean you're inherently innocent...Mods still have grounds to ban you for "accidental bypasses" since you shouldn't be swearing. The only reason mods don't warn when we see a misplaced smiley face, is because the smiley is also a harmless emoji that can be placed without we can't know what the original context was.

If you somehow manage a freak accidental bypass that wasn't intended to be a swear at all, I'm sure the moderators will be competent enough to recognize that it was an honest accident and leave you alone.

It's hardly much of a change that will affect the most of you at all, unless you're an avid deliberate rule-breaker.

Posted on 2016-06-06 00:05:43 by Lani

Before I start, I would like to note that it is planned to unsticky this thread in the near future as everyone around the time this got posted got the message anyway. Perhaps by the end of September 21st 2016.
Hello, users of 3DSPlaza. It has been a while.
This thread will be about a security vulnerability that got fixed very recently and what should be done to reduce the risk as a result of it.
Do read on for more details.
What is going on here?
Around a month ago, a security vulnerability was discovered in the comment system that made SQL injections possible. More preciously, in the comment viewer (status and profile, both shared). This would use a GET query to get the table name and then put it into a query (note that it is arbitrary) and that would be the hole.

Why should I care / how severe is this?
This allowed the ability to grab system and other information such as user credentials, generic user data (email, IPs, points, privileges), misc data. Basically, access to all information stored on 3DSPlaza's database and possibly other databases that are not to do with 3DSPlaza.
It is not known for sure if anyone discovered this previously and stored the captured information for malicious usage later on. There is a chance that is the case, however.
Considering that it had been vulnerable ever since it was first built (presumably back in 2011), it would be a bit of a risk to look away pretending that you have not read this thread.

Am I at risk?
Anyone is. Or at least, the more older users are. More details are in the next section.

What should I do?
** If you have not changed your password before the date 14/04/16 (dd/mm/yy) then it's advised that you change your password. **
You would be more prone to having your current login credentials being in any SQL dumps in any shape or form that might have been created before that date.
Again, there is a chance that this might have happened.

Created an account on or after that date? You are fine. Just ensure that your password is not something as simple as a usernane.
(The date mentioned is put a little later than when the tests got performed and when it got patched because of the time zones, FYI.)
The passwords are hashed in such a way here that you most likely do not need to worry about changing it on external sites if you are using the same one on those for whatever reason. You might decide to do so anyway which would most certainly be a wise move.

What if I choose to ignore what you said?
It is not mandatory, looking at how not so visible the vulnerable script location was.
Not ignoring would ensure that the account is secure enough.
Your account, your choice.

I have a few banned accounts but because of account switches. Should I take action on those?
If you do plan on switching back, go ahead. Banned users can perform some actions but their actions will not do anything major so do not worry if those do happen to get compromised.

My account got compromised because of a method related to this. Help?
The password cannot be changed unless the one accessing the account knows the password in plaintext (AKA the original).
So essentially, you would still be able to access your account and lock the hacker out by simply changing the password to something else that cannot be guessed so easy (something other than reordering your username as your password).
EDIT (30/06/16): It was discovered that passwords can still be changed once the account has been obtained. Change your password if this could affect you. The ID for that issue would be PZ2 (awaiting contact with administration).
EDIT (04/06/16): PZ2 has been patched. Email changes now requires current password.

I have a question / comment ...
Sure. State what you have in mind below and I will try to clarify things. I don't expect everyone to understand some of the technical terms mentioned here right off the bat.
Note that some details will not be provided in regards to this for reasons.

I do not understand what you are saying. Simplify? / Can not be bothered reading all of that. / Tell me in short.
Too Long; Did not Read! If you created your account or last changed your password before 14/04/16 (dd/mm/yy), you might want to consider changing your password just to ensure that your account is secure as it can be.
To reclarify: this has already been patched. Vulnerabilities such as these will never be publicly disclosed unless they get resolved or if they are way less severe.
This entire post is about what might have happened during the time of when it could be attacked and how to deal with it.

Posted on 2016-05-17 01:32:47 by NodePoint
Account Switch Request Form Announcement

Username changing is a common occurrence here on Plaza. But in order to "change your username", creating a new account is the only option to do so. This requires flagging down a moderator to ask for permission...then they have to go out of their way to accept your new account and ban your previous one. It can be a bit of a hassle for both parties...until now~

Theguyryanb977 has provided us with Plaza Account Switch Request (PASR) forms...a convenient tool to use to register for an account switch.
Simply enter your username into the form, then enter the new username that you registered to be accepted. Moderators can review the requests and will check your IP and/or email to be sure the request is legitimate, if all checks out, they can then accept your new account on Plaza! There's no more need to try to catch a mod at the "right time" or go through the hassle of explaining everything...just submit your request and wait for it to be reviewed.

Because mods are wary of unapproved alts or spammers joining Plaza, many suspicious accounts get declined without question. Often enough, some suspicious accounts are actually just users attempting to account switch. This tool should prevent your new account from being suspected as an unapproved alt, plus it's much easier on mods.

Check out Ryan's announcement in his thread here.

Please note that PASR is not directly affiliated with and is a separate entity provided for the use of 3DSPlaza users.

Posted on 2016-04-28 19:21:00 by Lani

This week has been a very exciting week for Smash players! Many rumors has been circulating the internet about Shovel Knight being in Super Smash Bros. First off, a Spanish retailer listed a Shovel Knight amiibo ready for pre-order. But later, Yacht Club Games quickly turned down the rumor. Then other retailers around the world followed. Then on their Twitter and official website saying, "This next week is sure to be an exciting one, including the MEGATON reveal we promised…"

So with PAX Prime being this weekend and Smash Bros will be playable there, so... What do you think? Excited? Leave thoughts!

Source: Nintendo Life

Posted on 2015-08-26 19:47:19 by Nin10dude789

This thread will serve as a petition to make MarioErmando an admin here on 3DSPlaza. If you agree, then click the appreciation button (the +) at the top of this thread to sign.

I believe MarioErmando would be a great addition to the team. He has developed PlazaTools, a browser extension for 3DSPlaza that adds new features, a cSplit generator that was later integrated into the chat, developed an unofficial chatlog for the chat rooms here, and a long time ago, he created a website similar to 3DSPlaza, 3DSFun.

Also, 3DSPlaza hasn't had any major events or updates since the Christmas event of 2013. Rob and SomeLuigi do not do much here anymore, however I'm not saying to get rid of SomeLuigi. Ermando is dedicated to what he does, and does stuff for us all in his free time. 3DSPlaza needs to get regular updates again, like every other website.

I hope you guys can keep this thread alive so Rob and SomeLuigi can see it and consider it. Also, if you can, please tell Rob and SL, but don't bug them about it. I also decided to make this because people have always been saying he should become admin, and now would be a good time.

Posted on 2015-08-05 15:28:35 by Gold

The eleventh installment in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI, was just officially announced by Square Enix earlier today. The game is planned to release on the 3DS, PS4, and NX. Making it the first Nintendo NX game to be announced.

Dragon Quest X, which came out a while ago, was released on the Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and PC, but was never localized and remained a Japan exclusive. The game will most likely not get localized so we'll hope Square Enix hears our pleas with XI.


Posted on 2015-08-01 03:12:56 by Gold

Satoru Iwata, now former president of Nintendo, passed away yesterday. Nintendo claims he died from a 'bile duct growth.' Among other things, he was of course famous for overseeing the Nintendo Direct presentations and would often display hardware and software with Shigeru Miyamoto. Prayers and best wishes to his family and close friends.

'Please Understand.'
--Satoru Iwata, 6 December, 1959-11 July, 2015

Posted on 2015-07-13 00:47:00 by Crush42

Me and Sackacuga are hosting a crew battle for Super Smash Bros Wii U. If you don't know what a crew battle is, look at this:


A crew battle is a form of competition between two teams. Each team starts out with the same number of stocks, which is usually divided evenly between the members of a team. For example, a SSB4 crew battle with five members on each team might have 15 stocks per team, 3 for each member.
Players from the opposing teams then take turns fighting in 1v1 matches, with the winner of a match carrying their remaining stock(s) to face the next member of the opposing team. Stocks lost by the victorious player in a previous match are subtracted from the player's stocks by self-destructing at the beginning of the next match.

Ex: If Player A defeated the other team's Player B with two stock remaining, then Player A would advance to the next match and would need to SD 1 stock during the beginning of the match with Player C, who starts with full stocks (3 stocks). This continues until one crew completely runs out of stocks, in which case the other crew is the victor.

Video Ex: Skip to 6:55. The only difference is that the players in the event we are doing will be starting out with 3 stocks each, not 4 as shown in the video.

-3 stocks (when entering your first match), 8 minutes
-Custom moves and equipment are off
-Handicap is off
-Items are off
-Mii's are banned
-Stages that can be picked are Final Destination, Battlefield, and Smashville.

Hosts / TO's:


The 2 crews

Team A:

1. Username: braxtonhi
NNID: braxtonhi
Character: Zero Suit Samus

2. Username: TLEReborn
Character: Mega Man

3. Username: Perfect_Chaos
NNID: chaoszeroe
Character: Captain Falcon

4. Username: Arcanine
NNID: Pokeman4321
Character: Falco

5. Username: SuperKirby64
NNID: MegaKirby64
Character: Captain Falcon

6. Username: Robdeprop
NNID: Robdeprop
Character: Pacman

Team B:

1. Username: carlos11
NNID: TrackBeast
Character: Pikachu

2. Username: Gold
NNID: TheGoldMan
Character: Captain Falcon

3. Username: DrakeJericho
Character: Dark Pit

4. Username: Zeta
NNID: Sycho-Ashura777
Character: Roy

5. Username: BioMan8
NNID: BionicBrother
Character: Jigglypuff

6. Username: TetrisDude335
NNID: TetrisDude335
Character: Lucas

Me and Sack tried to balance out the crews, so you weren't put in a crew at random. However, the order in which you play for your crew was chosen at complete random. Also, the number by your name is the order you're going in for your crew. It is not some sort of ranking.


If your teammate doesn't show up at all:
If your teammate does not show up within 10 to 15 mins, a lv. 9 CPU will take his or her place. The CPU will be chosen at random.

If the CPU advances:
If the CPU advances to the next round, the player who has control of the rules will have to choose the CPU character that the random button chose last match. If the CPU has lost some stocks, then the CPU will be set to 3 stock (cause it has to) and the match will end when the number of actual stocks from the CPU gets taken away by the opponent. The game will not count this as the end of the match, so the players will click no contest.

Everyone who is participating must add Sackacuga, as he will be hosting all of the rooms for the crew battle. His NNID is SackThing.

The character you've choosen cannot be changed anymore.

I have PM'd SomeLuigi and asked him if the winners of this event can receive this icon by their username in the chats for a month:

We will wait and see if he agrees. If he doesn't, we will have to decide another prize.

Update: Robdeprop has agreed to this.

Date the crew battle starts: July 17 at 4 PM PST (which is 5 PM MST, 6 PM CST, and 7 PM EST) If you live outside of the U.S, you will have to do your time conversions on your own.


Important: As you may know, EVO starts on July 17. That was the day the crew battle was suppose to begin. We would like to know if you guys still want to do it on that date, or if you wanted it pushed back a week to July 24. Vote here. The poll will be closed on July 9.

Update: As of July 9, the poll is now closed. 3 people voted for July 24, and 4 voted for July 17 so we're doing the event on July 17.

Posted on 2015-07-04 03:01:26 by Gold

In an interview with Sakurai, he confirms that Roy, Ryu, and Lucas were not fan demand, in fact, they were all in development before he opened the ballot. So he confirms that the team will now be on fan service! So expect a few more characters!

So get out there, and cast your vote!

Source: Nintendo Life

Posted on 2015-06-25 23:51:15 by Nin10dude789

Today, Nintendo has updated their Miiverse policy, and the change isn't good at all.

The only thing they changed is about Nintendo Network IDs sharing the same Wii U.

If a Nintendo Network ID has been banned from using Miiverse, all other accounts linked with the same banned ID will also be banned, no matter when and what device you created your ID, if you share a Wii U with a banned ID, you will also be banned.

So what do you think? Is it fair? Leave thoughts!

Source: Nintendo Life

Posted on 2015-06-24 23:46:57 by Nin10dude789

The rumor has been de-confirmed by a Nintendo representative. The Nintendo NX will NOT have Android.

Source: Nintendo Life

Original Article
A Japanese publication might have revealed a bit of information about the Nintendo NX operating system. And that OS is Google's Android.

Of course this is just a rumor, so there will be no official statement until Nintendo reveals more info about the NX next year.

What do you think? Do you hope for Nintendo to use the OS?

Source:Nintendo Life

Posted on 2015-06-01 18:11:48 by Nin10dude789