The Official AQW Encyclopedia Wiki.
Hina: Reminder to everyone. Please, please, PLEASE double check your edits. Make sure things are exactly what they are in-game. Do not make up your own shop names, do not correct existing in-game typos, and do not press "Save" when editing until you're absolutely sure that everything you just did is correct! It only takes a moment to skim through your changes every time you edit and saves us the same amount of time from having to correct each one. Accuracy is a rule (#10). If you plan to edit, do it right the first time. If you're not sure of something, ask. I don't like ranting anymore than you like reading this, so please just take a few seconds to go over what you just did before committing your edits.
Remember, it's not a competition, it's a service to help AE and the public.
Announcement: Update (May 13th, 2013)! Please read.
Forcibly removing a user's lock on a page is a ban-able offence. If a user has locked the page it means that they are in the process of editing the page. Forcibly removing that lock will delete that user's work. Please be patient and wait until the user has finished editing. Please PM a Wiki Moderator or Admin if your lock has been forcibly removed.
Hina: Please do not replace existing images with a White Map image. White Map is an ideal place, but NOT a necessity. Replace images only if the existing ones do not follow the Image Submission Guidelines.
Zyrain: Want to help both the AQW Wiki and AQW players? Help record the releases of AQWorlds in the Chronicle of Releases page. This is a community project which needs you.
For more information, refer to this thread. Please only consider taking on this project if you can truly commit to the role. Thanks!
ShadowWhisperer: In addition, we have now opened up an application thread, and also updated the application a bit. Please check out the Chronicle of Releases Application thread. Thanks!
Zyrain: Just another reminder that the Wiki is not a competition. Recently I have noticed users locking several pages at once. Please refrain from doing this, the Wiki is not a race. There's no need to lock multiple pages just so that you can create them, because not only is this unfair but it will also take longer to get information on the Wiki. Just create one page at a time.
rickyb20: For those of you who are changing (or are going the change) the names of the upgraded starter classes (Sorcerer, Warlord, Acolyte, Renegade), we are not changing the names of the pages at this time, due to the name not showing properly in-game. Please do not re-name/create anything that has to do with the classes changing names until the name has fully be fixed. Thank you.
rickyb20: Guys, it's "I", not "L", and this tweet practically confirms it. Please stop making "GL J6" pages. Thank you.
ShadowWhisperer: To add onto rickyb20's post, please stop creating different versions of the "GI J6 Shop", the page is here: GI J6 (Shop). Thanks.
rickyb20: Before the new release begins tonight, I'd just like to say a couple things.
For those of you who don't know, Alina has kindly given us access to a previously mod-only area called White Map. This area will now make it easier to take pictures. I encourage everyone to please try and take any pictures there from now on.
I'd also like to address a couple other issues about pictures:
1. Guild Names. Please try and keep out your guild name as best as you can. We don't want pictures like this. If you're trying to take a helm pic, but can't get the name out, use the /rest emote.
2. Morphs. If you are taking a picture of any armor that changes the face or head (such as Dark Fiend Morph), please take it with a bald head. Hair can block out details and other parts of the armor (for example: Dark Fiend Morph with hair).
Thanks for reading, and Battle On!
Haileym1 - Angelita: In addition to suggestions, we are also in need of experienced artists who can use advanced programs for editing images (Example: PhotoShop). If you want to help us with this great innovation, please let us know in the Wiki Forums or send us a PM to any of the moderators. Thanks!
Zyrain: The AQW Wiki Team has undergone a huge update to try and make everyone's lives easier and make the Wiki function a lot smoother. The Wiki Team page has been created so you can see which Moderators/Helpers are best to contact for each section of the Wiki. In addition to this, two new Modeartor roles have been introduced:
Head Moderators — Each section of the Wiki has a Head Moderator. They're in charge of their specified section(s) and are the ones to contact if there are any questions about their section. It is their job to make sure that these sections are maintained and edited correctly by other users. If a new suggestion arises involving their section, they will have the final say on the matter (unless heavily outvoted by other Moderators and Admins).
Head of Helpers — They are similar to a Head Moderator, except that instead of a section of the Wiki to moderate, this user will be moderating the Helpers. This Moderator will be in-charge of accepting Helpers from applicants, and discussing with them which sections they will be assigned to, after discussing the applicants with fellow Moderators and Admins. The Moderator will monitor their progress as Helpers and help train and guide them, suggesting them to become Moderators to the Admins if they feel it is appropriate. If a user, Helper or Moderator has an issue with a Helper, the Head of Helpers should be consulted.
The current Head of Helpers is rickyb20. Congratulations!
The Official AQWorlds Wiki has now been running for 4 YEARS!. YES =D this means the wiki is now four years old and still a baby growing even more, FOUR years >:D. The wiki would like to give a HUGE thanks to the official wiki team: Past members (on the Tribute Wall), our Official Helpers (Blue Flames, Flitterifie, GustavoKnach, Rich Wind, Rivvit, Shalmaneser, Syudanco, Sato(xK) and ), our Official Moderators (Darkfirekiller, Haileym1 - Angelita, Jenchy, rickyb20, ShadowWhisperer, WorldMage and Zyrain) and last, but not least, our Official Admins (Hina, mturf, Tendou no Mazo and Reens) for all their hard work on keeping the AQWWiki updated and FULL of information for all of you fellow players! /cheer and /salute us for another successful year! Battle ON! (Watch the Wiki Birthday video by Attomic44!)
rickyb20: We are currently in the process of adding a new tag to the wiki called the "Seasonal" tag. This tag will replace the rare tags on seasonal items that will be returning next year. Please added the rarelarge.png image tags on the seasonal tags just below the year tabs. An example of what I'm explaining would be like this. Thanks everyone.
ShadowWhisperer: Thanks for all your help guys and gals on keeping our wiki constantly updated! Battle and Wiki On!
Hina: A little late but Happy New Year everyone! To start off our brand new year, I got great news for wiki helpers! Alina has decided to give us a "wiki reward" for our wiki helpers for being totally awesome and contributing to our ever growing wiki. This includes all wiki helpers/mods/admins, past, present, and future. The reward in question has yet to be decided, so this is where you all come in. We'll need help deciding what the reward is, so if you have a suggestion, post about it here!
Also, if you'd like, we can hold a conversation on the IRC channel that Tendou made, for those who have the free time, or even have a convo in-game. I'll be on Alina server after work most likely in Battleon-13366 (PM me if you can't find me), unless you guys tend to meet on another server, in which case please let me know =)
The wiki team wishes to everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!
Special thanks to Flitterifie for the image!
ShadowWhisperer: Guys, sometimes we have people create accounts on the wiki just to spam and mess-up our pages. When this happens, just revert the page back to its correct version, and carry on with your edits. If the spamming continues to happen on the same page, don't hesitate to post in the correct Forum Category or PM any of the Moderators to lock the page. Thank-you for all the work you guys are putting into the AQW Wiki to make it the best it can be. Continue doing what you guys are doing. Battle and Wiki On!
rickyb20: Guys, please do not make any wiki pages for the Nulgath Runes, as they are all temporary items (which means they appear in your temporary inventory and dissappear when you log out). We do not record temporary items on this wiki. Should they become misc. items (meaning that they are items that stay permanently in your regular inventory), THEN you can make wiki pages for them. Thanks everyone!
WorldMage: Not sure what to do? Read the following!
Some important reminders that starters need to know!
Before editing/creating pages, you must read the AQWWiki Rules, which are:
- AQWWiki Rules - This is the page where all the rules you need to follow are. Follow these rules carefully and do not break any of them, breaking a rule from the 10 most important rules is not taken so kindly.
- AQWWiki Editing Guide - This page will show you what you need to know when you are editing a page. It'll be helpful, so please read it carefully.
- Image Submission Guidelines - Yes, there is also rules for submitting an image on the wiki pages, read it and find out the rules! Read carefully!
- Wiki How to / Q&A - This page will show you some important questions asked by users. These questions are important. Please take a look at them.
- Adding/Removing Thanks - This page will show you the rules when adding your thanks to a page that you have worked in. Read it carefully due adding/removing thanks without following the rules might come out with warnings or even bans!! And none of us Moderators/Admins like to give warnings or bans.
- Problem Procedures - This page show you answers for common asked questions or problems. Basically, this will show what to do when you have a problem.
Those are the main rules, please follow them carefully. Not following the rules may result in warnings or even bans.
Now off to the important reminders (;p):
- 1- The most important thing is accuracy. Please, please, please, be accurate in your edits. Do not spam the page, carefully add stuff, don't add stuff to the page that do not exist, take a look at your edits after your done. And use the Preview button (found below when editing a page or posting on forums) to see what you have done before saving the edit.
- 2- Use .PNG file type for images, because it results image in good quality. Poor quality isn't good, people can change the poor quality image freely.
- 3- When adding a tag, make sure that the tag really exist in the wiki (Click here for the list of existing tags on the wiki) or if it doesn't exist and you feel that it's important and needs to exist then freely suggest it here.
- 4- When parenting a page, just like the tags, make sure that the parent page belongs to the page.
- 5- Do not the spam the page, as I said, use the preview button, do not spam! We hate spam.
- 6- Follow what I said. ;P
Happy AE's 10th Anniversary!
To: Artix Entertainment
From: AQWorlds Wiki
About 10 years ago, a company dedicated to the entertainment industry named Artix Entertainment was founded by Artix Krieger. They originally started with a game called AdventureQuest, they proceeded on with DragonFable, and soon after AdventureQuest Worlds (which served for 4 years, bringing fun in each release), and then with the other games that were created each year thereafter. And now, all the wiki team wants to give them a well-deserved tribute for this 10th anniversary, since 10 years of dedicated work in designing and writing each story of all the games that we enjoy is such a milestone.
Also we want to pay a tribute to those who made all this possible; they give the best of themselves to make each release the best it can be.
- Game Masters: Galanoth, Geopetal, Warlic, Cysero, Titan and Korin.
- Game Designers/Writers: Alina, Beleen, Dumoose and others who design and write releases.
- Player Support: Nythera, Zazul, Faith, Memet and etc…
- Artists/Animators: Oishii, Mido, J6, Nulgath, Dage the Evil, Samba, Nightwraith, Charfade, Ghost, Tomix, Thyton, Yergen, Jemini, Randor the Red and and others who provided us with their talent to draw / animate items or monsters in all games.
- Programmers: Captain Rhubarb, Ai No Miko, Zhoom, Minimal, Llussion, Yorumi, Rolith and etc…
- Testers: Reens (our AQWwiki Founder who created this awesome wiki), Stratos and Maegwyn.
Now I can only thank you for giving the best, for letting us have fun with each release and giving all the support we have received thus far. Thanks for everything and continue going through the years! Battleon ON!
AQWorlds Wiki at the service of Artix Entertainment!
- Special thanks to Kaibinlore, the artist who made this amazing image and for helping us in this announcement, without him we would not have been able to make this.
Haileym1 - Angelita: Guys! I wanted to announce that last week during the PTR test we created the official guild wiki (not had we planned to do until the end of the test) but we did it since an unknown player grabbed the name that we were going to use that was 'AQWWiki Staff' suggested by Jenchy. Now we have changed the name, is called 'AQWWiki Team', this name I was it arguing with Jenchy and Flitterifie, then us we were agreed with that name. This guild is official, confirmed by the AE staff and our administrators (Hina and mturf) if they see a guild with a name similar to our, means it is a imitation.
Note: The guild only will be conformed for helpers/mods/admins of AQWorlds wiki, NOT for normal members. If you are part of the wiki team and have not yet been added to the guild, please send me a PM. Thanks!
WorldMage: The site I used to upload images from has crashed two times before so several images had crashed as well so I'm guessing that it might crash again. If you see, by any chance, that the image is uploaded from the site named (Up.Arab-x.com) then freely change the image itself into another uploading site.
Tendou no Mazo: Please, please, please be accurate when editing any page as stated on Hina's pinned reminder (clearer reason why we have pinned up her reminder). Accuracy never, again, never meant only adding true prices, updating the page due new content or even vanishing some rule breaking content on that page it also means keeping the page clean, yes, the whole content of that page. Do not discuss on pages, do not re-add edits to spam them (we do not need discussion on our pages due we have a FORUMS on our wiki), if you do not feel so good to add some issues on our forums you can freely PM any of our wiki mods located on this page to solve your issue, even if it takes few days to be solved spam never was and never will be welcome on any kind of rules in any forums (non-forum websites are included as well). Our AQWWiki How To and the 10 Fingers of our Wiki are there to help you out to vanish future issues, even if you already applied all rules and the page was spammed more than 4 edits do not hesitate to PM a wiki mod or our 10 Wiki's Fingers may rip out some edits permanently (sadly, if you do not read our rules you will never understand why we're hunting soo much :P). Be sure to follow these conditions first if you're supposed to create any page.
rickyb20: Over the past couple of months (along with the PTR re-released and the accidental release of the "Guild List" button), I've been seeing people creating pages for their own clans/guilds. Clans/guilds are NOT meant to be posted here. EVER. We have other places dedicated to this kind of stuff, such as the AQWorlds Unofficial Guilds section of the AE Forums. This is actually a rule (#9), and rule-breaking isn't taken very kindly. So please, stop posting clans/guilds here, and post them in their appropriate places. Thanks.
Jenchy: Adding to World's announcement. I have been getting messages from people the the Artix Entertainment Forums for AQWorlds saying that they dislike the preview picture screenshots we use for the pages. They told be verbatim "If I wanted to see the preview of a picture I would just go in-game.". The only time we should use the preview picture if it's a Merged item or AC item. I want to make that a light rule for us to follow, thanks.
WorldMage: Please, when adding a picture, please use the PNG File Type, it results the picture in good quality and it prevents troubles. Thanks.
Jenchy: I didn't want to have to make an announcement after Hailey's announcement yesterday but as I see it, I have to make it. Guys, the Wiki isn't a race, make sure the page you make is correct to the item. If it says Xan's, make it Xan's, not Xans or etc. Now, if you want a page deleted or re-named, I am making it so you have to either PM me (any other Mod) or post it on the Wiki forums, because we have too many guys reverting pages back and forth as well as renaming pages to delete, making it extremely confusing and hard to pint point the correct page to fix/correctly rename. I myself or the other Mods cannot and really do not want to start handing out warnings, but as I see it, you guys are not playing nice. Please, this Wiki is to help, not over-complicate things for the people using it/trying to help.
Haileym1 - Angelita: I was watching the work of new helpers and they surprised me, they're doing very well guys! However some of yours still needing to review the AQW Wiki Rules, please read to keep you updated, including our Adding / Removing Thanks Rules, there also some separated "how to" (like Weapon Damage Chart) you must read, if you are new, do not post anything without reading due accuracy is a rule. If you have doubts, questions or suggestions, feel free to post them in the Wiki Forums that is open to all users.
I also wanted to congratulate the wiki team for done a good job in the Tribute Wall page, a page in honor of all previous members of the wiki and now we dedicate this page for their good work on the wiki, always remember them. Enjoy! We are stronger together! :)
Tendou no Mazo: Many of you may notice Tinypic or other image storing website delete some of our pics, this happens due bandwidth and if you aren't a upgraded member on those websites you have up to a unknown value (some sites tells to you how many bandwidth you have left before the pic turns unavaliable for sharing on another website). And to apply a unlimited bandwidth we need pay for a membership on those website, which, rarely happens. For those who already know you probably know about am talking, and for those who doesn't know i may point some things:
I started doing a image backup for wiki months ago to prevent some pics to remains broked there (and to do a backup you need upload that image again, so it may broke on a unknown future). This Wiki Backup Tool am working (stated on AQWWiki Editing Guide) stores some of pics am working for and it still in progress, currently i only have Armors/Capes/Axes/Daggers done. Thats means if you have found a broked armor image, go to Armors section and recover the pic, simply adding new pics is a bit annoying and boring (also some perma rare items cannot be replaced easier) and using the link stored on backups you just need reupload them again. If you have a decent image better than those ones on backup list, you can freely add your image there and, if you wish your image on backup list go to the thread who fits that stuff and request a backup of that image then ill replace the old one.
We have a new, far easier way to deal with those pesky image tags. At the top of all templates, you should find the following;
What does it do? Well it automatically adds every image tag to every page. However, they will only show up when the page is tagged > with the appropriate tag (see above topic for more about tags), such as rare or member. So now, if you make a page for a weapon > > and need to add that crucial member image tag, there's no need to search the wiki for a link to the image, all you need do is complete > your entry, and tag the page with "member" and voila, it appears like magic ^-^
A current list of tags that do this:
- The rare tag, which adds a Large Rare image tag
- The member tag, which adds a Large Member image tag
- The ac tag, which adds a Large AC image tag
- The founder tag, which adds a Large Founder image tag
- The specialoffer tag, which adds a Large Special Offer image tag
- The upholder tag, which adds a Large Upholder image tag
- The temporary tag, which adds a Large Temporary image tag
Over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed that A LOT of people can't seem to grasp what [[include image-tags]] actually is and what it does. So I decided to quote that section about it from the Q&A.
I will say this only once. PLEASE do not add large image tags by themselves unless otherwise. Use the [[include image-tags]] system. It'll make it easier for everybody else. Thank you.
Tendou no Mazo: When creating pages be sure to include the informations players want to see when accessing the wiki: Location; price and sellback; image (if applicable); additional notes like "used to get" or "used to merge".
If you can't provide the page with all of the listed info for a long period of time, please don't create the page. We really need all of them but some have a higher 'priority' than others, meaning we can't allow a page to stay without that information for, let's say, a day.
If an user constantly makes pages lacking necessary information and do not fill in those gaps for a long time, a mod can freely delete his thanks. If you have no means to obtain an item (as in merge shops or AC/member items) you can print a preview picture of that item so wiki members can then change it if needed. However, please note that we give priority to quality over quantity, not the contrary. It's better to leave one or two pages satisfactorily filled than 7-8 messy pages.
rickyb20: On behalf of all the wikipedia moderators and helpers, I congratulate fellow moderator Tendou no Mazo, who just became an ArchKnight on the Battleon Forums! You can offer him some congratulations by posting in this thread.
The official AQWorldsWiki is working for three years now. YES =D this means the wiki is now three years old and still a baby growing even more, THREE years >:D. I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to the official team (Angelique, Azami, Burn, Kitsukaru, Paperclip, Stardot, Vafrous Coyote and Versilaryan) for all their hard work and the new Mods (Omfgrly, Rickyb20, Tendou no Mazo and 1c3 R3b0rn) and known Admins (Ash, Burn, Hina, Mturf, Reens and Tflo) in getting this ready for all of new members and you, fellow player! /Cheer and /Salute us for another successfully year! BattleON!
Omfgrly: Reminders about general editing:
- When you're about to edit something big, for example quest pages, NPC pages, item listing (swords, polearms) or other pages that require a lot of work, please, be prepared to make MOST of the page in one single edit.
- If you think you're going to need more then one edit (for the completed dialogue in quests for example) you really just need one or two more. Not fifteen. It not only overloads the page with edits, but it also makes history checking a pain for us, moderators.
- If you think you can't handle some templates (like collapsibles and tabs) and will make a lot of mess, please make sure you read the editing guidelines that can be found on the forums (link here, on the homepage) or simply ask for help on the wiki forums or PM a Mod.
Remember, the Wiki is not a contest. We want editors to take their time and give their best while creating pages, as they're used by AQW player community as their main source of information.
inscription - this item has a translatable secret message on it
If there is a message on an item in English, then that does not count as an inscription. The current translator page can be found here. If you have any new translators for other ones (along with AE proof), please feel free to PM me and I'll see what I can do about it. Thanks!
Tendou no Mazo: Reminder about Locations, Monsters and Pages:
- Monsters: while fighting with a monster be sure to don't record crit hits or to use a skill which weakens the power of the target (as Necromancer's Weaken).
- Locations: while doing these be sure to do not zoom the location.As you can see locations don't need such action
- Pages: there is much to talk about them, apply tags if possible and parent the page after editing. Just don't create a page without clearer info, if you can't own such item and info there are many wiki members which can get the work. Our wiki members will think the page is already done.
Therefore while helping the wiki be sure you are appling our Image Submission Guidelines. Have a good one.
Hina: For new people who want to join the site: the password to the site is given right on the join page. Use it :P
rickyb20: Just wanted to remind everyone that rare tags are not to be put on any items on the New Releases page.
- DO NOT add rare tags to this page (even if the item went rare in 5 minutes). They do not belong here.
The wiki wishes to everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!
Hina: Format Update: pages that have a (2) in them (i.e. Fire Elemental (2)) and such are being merged into their original pages, separated by tabs. This is so we don't have a different page for everything that has the same name and artwork, but different stats. Not all are being merged, as there are exceptions, so please leave the merging to the mods.
Jenchy: As Rickyb20 has stated prior to this, we will stop tagging items according to their year, now we will just tag them with their corresponding holiday event tag. As in all Frostval items will be tagged Frostval regardless their year of release, same goes for Harvest, Mogloween, Hero Hearts day and such. I took the liberty of switching all dated tags to single Mogloween tags. Thanks.
rickyb20: I need everybody's help with the Mogloween Tags. If you see an item that's tagged with mogloween08, mogloween09, mogloween10 or mogloween11, please change it so that it says only mogloween. Thanks.
rickyb20: Please be careful when copying Seasonal pages that have "Happy Mogloween etc." and "This is a blah Mogloween Seasonal Rare". Update those with the current year.
rickyb20: Platinum Starsword doesn't exist in-game yet. Please don't make a page on it until it's released (not unless someone can give me proof that it is in-game (mod's character pages don't count!)) Thanks.
rickyb20: There seems to be some confusion with how wiki pages on wars work. Here's how. When a war comes out, we make 2 pages for it: a war page and a location page (e.g. for BloodTusk War, we have a war page and a location page). The war page keeps information on the war, while the location page keeps information on the location. When the war is over, we add the rare tag to the war page. That's where the location page comes in. It tells us that the location from which the war took place is not rare (like the BloodTusk War). Please don't mistake the war page for the location page! We don't want people thinking that the war is still on-going when it's actually finished. Thank you.
rickyb20: Guys, please don't force lock on ANYBODY. I already had to send somebody a warning about constantly forcing lock on someone who was trying to add information to a page. I'll be giving more warnings to anybody else who force locks me or anybody else adding info to the wiki.
rickyb20: A couple things I need to straighten out here:
- When doing Base Damages for weapons, please do it with a level 1 enhancement (of any kind) and with a class that does 100% damage (e.g. Warrior). If you're unable to do that, then please put "N/A (Needs Enhancement)" I'll be removing any base damages that are incorrect.
- PLEASE use the templates, and make sure you have all the correct information. I've been seeing a few people rushing the pages, making it look sloppy, or by doing it in multiple edits. Making a wiki page is not a race, so please do it correctly.
- Parent pages and adding tags. I've seen many pages either without one or the other, or both. If you don't know how to do those, feel free to PM me, or any of the other mods/helpers, or read the AQWWiki Editing Guide if you're new and don't know anything at all.
Thanks everybody, and let's keep our wiki neat and organized!
Battle Pets: Read this ^-^
Hina: Please do NOT create Nulgath related pages. They're all Miltonius pages and just need to be renamed.
mturf: Reminder: We prefer single weapon screenshots of daggers. All daggers are dual wield, and all daggers say "dagger" on them at least twice. The second weapon is considered unnecessary, such as helms on armors /etc. The easiest way to get it is using the airguitar emote.
mturf: Regarding Limited Quantity Shops;
Often users updating the wiki spend a lot of their gold and ACs on items they're only going to take a screenshot of and sell for your benefit. When it comes to LQS however, that is unlikely to happen. We don't want to ruin your chances of buying the item yourselves. So please be patient, someone will buy it, and we will get a good quality image, it just might take a little longer. Good look getting your items, I'll see you in the queue. ^-^
The Legendary Hero: Please for all items (even Cyber Hunter) only use screenshots taken from in game, not taken from staff previews or original artwork. If we're slow at getting an image we can always poke.
Hina: I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned before…but I'll mention it anyway. Base damage for weapons needs to be recorded at 100% damage, meaning you need to equip a class that attacks at 2.0 speed.
Hina: For helpers, the list has been merged into the site members page, linked on the side bar under "Tools".
Hina: I'm seeing rare tag adding as a problem, because people seem to be very trigger happy with rare tags and adding it to everything…on every page…on every link…. The purpose of the rare tag is to show that whatever the Rare tag is on is not available anymore in game. That's why there's one BIG rare tag up top. Hence, adding mini rare tags to everything inside the page is just redundancy. So if a page is rare, one big rare tag will suffice (you can make that happen by tagging the page "rare" using the tag function down at the bottom of any page, right beside the Edit button). Every other rare page has their own BIG rare tag, so there is absolutely NO need to add rare tags to every link on every page. The only exception is with items linked on monster pages or locations that have rare AND non rare monsters on it, things like that. Also, indexes are used for this purpose. They will contain all appropriate tags.
Hina: Character pages now link to the wiki! :D When you click on an item on a character page it will link to the wiki in the form of a search. Basically it'll act as if you were searching for the item in the search box in the top right. Not as good as direct links to the actual page, but AE did it this way so they didn't have to do a spell check on item names…and you KNOW how bad they are with that ;) So yea, just an update on that ^^ cheers.
mturf: I know this probably goes without saying, but here's a statement to make it official: Unlike other daggers, we DO want images of both daggers if they do not match each other (Such as Hollowsword and Shield).
The Legendary Hero: Since people are still making the same mistakes with images I'm going to make this here where everyone can see it. Armor images are supposed to be taken without Helms, Capes, Pets, and preferable using Unarmed. If you cannot use Unarmed pick the smallest weapon you can find or wait for someone else to put up the image. Un-equip everything possible except the armor, do not leave your helm on regardless of if it's your "look". Do not take the image upstairs in Yulgar's as it cuts off part of the very bottom of the armor, there are plenty of other places that they can be taken. If you don't know how to take an image properly look at some of the images done by Hina, mturf, or myself. I'm tired of images having to be replaced when they could have been done correctly the first time if the person takes the time to prepare instead of rushing to be first.
Hina: When copying/pasting '09 pages to their '10 pages, make sure the info is correct, don't just copy and paste everything cuz many of them say '09 in their descriptions or have old "rare" tags in them that don't belong on the '10 pages. Please be careful with this.
Hina: Just a quick little note for everyone. I've made an AQWWiki Editing Guide to help you out with working on the wiki. If you're unsure about how to do something, have a read through. If what you're looking for is not there, make a post, and I'll get on it!
Hina: When creating a "rare" version of an existing item, like the Arcane Orb and Arcane Orb (Rare), make sure there's an actual difference, don't just clone the page and tags. Otherwise, the rare page would be pointless. If an item is no longer an AC item, like a bunch of Miltonius' items, make sure it doesn't have the AC or Rare tag on the new page.
mturf: Please do not remove "Thanks" on pages yourself. PM mturf or Hina and we will look into the issue ourselves.
Nightly: In preparation for my birthday, I decided to let you all know that I'll be leaving for quite some time. In another announcement, I also plan on stepping down as a "Moderator" on the Wiki. Not that it matters since I didn't do all that much. Bye everyone.
Hina: Alrighty, since the last announcement was made a month ago, I'll mention a few things that really shouldn't have to be mentioned if you've read the rules/guidelines. First off, I'm still seeing people remove the [[include image-tags]] line when creating pages, which means they obviously did not read my last announcement. Second, regarding the whole resizing images deal. If you're going to do that, please provide a working link. It doesn't help if the image is not viewable. Third, some people are really slacking on page creation. If you're not going to provide a decent amount of info (like the location, price, description, etc. which is literally just looking in game and sticking the info into the page and requires very little effort) or using the templates correctly, don't bother. Then there's editing images, providing incorrect info, removing old info, etc. etc. etc. Just don't do it. Lastly, please read the previous announcements below for older issues (there are a lot), so you don't fall into those pitfalls. I will start handing out warnings to those who don't follow the rules AND guidelines. K, I'm done :P
Hina: I'm seeing a lot of the new pages, if not every one of them, being made without the "[[include image-tags]]" line and instead replaced by the image link. Please do NOT remove this line. It's there for the sole purpose of making adding/removing image tags easier. Read the Wiki How-to/Q&A thread for more info on what it does, if you haven't already. To add an image tag, just use the "tags" function down at the bottom of the page rather than adding in the link. (i.e. to add a Member Only tag, add the tag "member" to a page, and it will automatically appear on the page, as long as the [[include image-tags]] line is at the top. No need to add the image link.)
mturf: Stop editing images. Crop only. Even if you're trying to get rid of some text, don't. We have these rules for a reason and beside that, it looks terrible. If you can't do it with a crop, don't do it.
The Legendary Hero: Guys, stop removing old info please. If your going to edit something with new live info, USE THE STRIKE-THROUGH TAG. This is an encyclopedia, we try and keep all info. Look at the Beta Beserker prices to understand what I mean.
Hina: Guys, when you're posting on the forum, make sure you're posting in the right forum and thread. Don't go posting every question and "fix request" onto the New Releases Thread. This thread is for the New Releases page ONLY. Everything else has their respective threads to be posted into.
Hina: The PTR content is going live. DO NOT replace existing images. It does not matter what the color of monster names are. Only edit the info if necessary (i.e. HP/Damage of monsters, weapon base damage, etc.) Rarity has also been added to the templates, as well as room limit (max number of players in a room). If we see ANY unnecessary changes, we will be sending warnings and/or bans.
Also, we will be changing up the format of image tags. Please check the forums regularly for updates on a few things like the wiki how-to, rules, etc.
The Legendary Hero: I will not repeat myself on this. If you rush to get pages up and do not properly take the image and are only doing it for the credit, don't post. Period. Rushing to be the first person to post something is not allowed and I will start issuing warnings for it. This is NOT a race, competition, or anything else along those lines. Do not let me catch it happening any longer.
Hina: Also, note that PTR info is forbidden on the main wiki. That belongs ONLY on the PTR pages. Anything taken from the PTR will be removed, and poster WILL get a warning from now on (3 Warnings = ban). We can't stress this enough. Please DO NOT take anything from the PTR server whether it'd be for weapons, locations, monsters, or anything. It does not belong on the main wiki. (And if you look below, you can tell TLH is pretty upset with his blood red text, so if you want to avoid trouble, I suggest you don't do it).
The Legendary Hero: Do not take any dagger images on the PTR servers. Only use the live servers for dagger images at this time. Also do not take any images from character pages unless they show the ENTIRE weapon. Missing pieces of a weapon don't make for a useful image.
Hina: Reminder to all AQWWiki members, please read the rules and guidelines on the wiki forums to avoid any unnecessary mistakes or rule breaking. Either of those can result in a reminder, warning or ban, depending on the circumstances.
Hina: AQWWiki has been up for a year! Happy B-day AQWWiki! I would personally like to thank everyone who had a helping hand in keeping the wiki up-to-date, and also the original team (March 11th) that created this wiki over a year ago :D The wiki has changed quite a bit over the year, but it can definitely continue to grow and get better. If there's anything you would like us to do to help you make using this wiki easier, or if you want us to add/remove/change info to pages, or anything like that, feel free to tell us about it on the Wiki Suggestion Thread and we'll try to make the changes to the best of our abilities =)
Nightly: Nightly here! (Bet you didn't expect to see me ;P) If you'd like to keep an eye on all the people thanking you/us/me then go here:
Also, as rule 10 states, BE ACCURATE (and use templates which are at the bottom of this page). Triple check your edits before clicking the Save button. Use the Preview button often and whenever possible to check your page before submitting the edit. I don't want to see separate edits for adding changes to a page and adding your name. I also don't want to see multiple edits trying to get the code to work properly. There are templates to use, and other pages to follow if you don't know how to do something. You can also view the Page Source under "Options" to check the code of an existing page, and copy/paste any code that you think you need if you don't already know how to do it.
The following are a few examples of things you shouldn't do:
1. Creating misnamed pages. Make sure the page you create and info in it is accurately spelled (unless the typo exists in game)
2. Forcibly remove someone's lock if they are editing a page. This is rude and unneeded and will result in a warning/ban.
3. Creating pages just to get your name on the page. There's no point in creating a page and/or leaving a template there with little to no information. This includes just posting pictures, or just the template, etc. If you have little information to give, let someone else create the page. If I see this happening I will delete the page, and if need be, I will create the page myself and lock it, so any info that needs adding will need to go through an admin/mod (check site members link on the sidebar to see a list of admins/mods/members on this site). So if you're one of these people, change your habit, because you can be sure your info/name will not be on the page you contributed to if you don't.
4. Adding your name separate from your edits. If you really wanted to add your name, you would have done so in the same edit. If you "forgot" to add your name, that means you don't care enough to add your name as you edit a page. Adding your name alone is not considered an edit that contributes to the page, and your name will be removed. If you re-add your name to the page after it's removal, a warning will be sent. If the problem continues, you will be banned.
5. Do not delete old images of graphics that are no longer in game. If something has had a graphic update so it looks totally different, create tabs and keep both images. Do not delete the old image and add the new one. This is a collection of as much information as we can get, deleting old things doesn't work towards that end.
6. Don't edit any images you're adding. Cropping them to only show the item in question is the only alteration allowed. Using paint to do that is fine, but don't alter them in any way beyond that. Adding websites to the corner, altering the colors, or removing the background itself isn't allowed.
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