I'm Ultimate Toad, an EarthBound enthusiast and administrator here on WikiBound. I joined in June 2019, and have been on a mission to help revive this site. Before I joined, I noticed a lot of information on here was either missing, poorly written, and outdated (some pages even said SSB4 was "upcoming"), so thanks to my extensive knowledge on the series I've been filling in on the missing information or add interesting uncommon knowledge.
My activity varies due to my very busy schedule. I can't guarantee I'll be online every day to see all that happens, or if I'll be as active as I am in the future. For now though I'm online on a daily basis.
Other NIWA places I'm on are SmashWiki, Super Mario Wiki, and Bulbapedia with the same or similar username. I'm very active on SmashWiki, though the latter two I'm not very active.
I was of course introduced to the series thanks to the Super Smash Bros. games, specifically Melee. In fact, aside from Mario characters (sans Dr Mario), I never knew who any of the other characters or universes were in Melee (Not even Pokémon believe it or not). Ness was the most interesting character to me, and despite his underwhelming competitive viability in 64 and Melee, he and Lucas are my favorite fighters. I like all three EarthBound games, and own all of them (except Mother 1+2, but eh, maybe that's for the better), with both EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound being the ones I like the most.
EarthBound Beginnings is dated, but is still interesting. The grinding and random encounters are bad game design, but I like the freedom you have to explore and do things your own way, its not a linear experience like Mother 3 (which is one of few reasons why its my least favorite in the series) and you can basically collect the melodies in any order you want. And I guess I do kinda have some bias towards it since it was the first game I played.
I played Mother 3 second. The reason why I don't like it as much as the other two games is the aforementioned linear progression due to the story emphasis, much smaller world, the first three chapters are a total slog (Chapter 3 being the worst offender), the Magypsies are just plain obnoxious, and of course the infamous points of no return. Aside from that, it is a decently written story (though the ending is weird) with well fleshed out characters. The battle system is hands down one of the best improvements they made.
EarthBound is definitely the best one. It improves on what Beginnings did, and it has more freedom and a larger world than Mother 3. The game has a lot of character, detail in areas you normally won't expect to see it in or is even necessary, great sense of humor and fun dialog. It and Beginnings are among my favorite RPGs and video games of all time.
Because I draw too, and make funny stuff
If EarthBound was made by EA