Wiki Change Proposals (in New players)

Greyfeld May 12 2008 8:12 PM EDT

It was brought to my attention that if there is difficulty understanding wiki pages, that a thread should be posted about it, proposing specific changes. So if anybody has any change proposals to tack onto this, feel free to do so. I'm going to start with the most immediate one that I've noticed, and I'll add more as I come across them!

Endurance -

The biggest problem with this page comes from this block of text:

"Endurance is a unique way of reducing damage in that it can reduce damage received from Antimagic Field. In all cases, the reduction applied is limited to either 75% of the damage taken in any particular blow, or the level of Endurance itself, whichever is lesser. Because of this ceiling, it is possible to "break through" Endurance by delivering sizable blows that pass the aforementioned barriers."

Most players look up this ability to help understand how the ToE (Tattoo of Endurance) works. Having just come from that page, the idea of 50% damage reduction is most likely rolling through their head, when they suddenly read this page and get "75%" thrown at them, without referring back to the piece of gear that it comes from, and how they interract with one another.

Suggestion: Damage reduction from this ability can't be more than 75% of the damage done, OR 50% of the level of the enchantment (The level of your ToE, or Jigorokano Familiar), whichever is less. For example, if your ToE is level 500, it would reduce incoming damage by 250; however, if an attack is only 100 damage, then you can only reduce it by 75%, so you would take 25 damage, instead of 0.

By referring back to the ways you're able to receive the enchantment, re-citing their numbers, then giving an example of how the numbers interact with each other, it should make this particular page a lot easier to understand for those who are new to the game!

Cube May 12 2008 8:24 PM EDT

Added request and edited it for accuracy somewhat.

Cube May 12 2008 8:31 PM EDT

Added headings and cleaned it up, tell me what you think.

Greyfeld May 12 2008 8:49 PM EDT

I like the added headings, breaking everything up and adding the examples helps a ton :)

Here's another:

NW, PR, MPR, Score - , , ,

The issue with these pages don't have to do with the descriptions, in and of themselves, being confusing. It's that understanding one of the pages means you have to be familiar with all the other terms associated with it. Which makes it very very difficult for a new player to understand what they're reading.

Suggestion: Maybe create a page with all these battle terms together, explaining how they interact with one another, explaining step-by-step how piece A connects to slot B. The pages written as they are look fine, for those who know how each stat works, but I'm thinking a separate "Leveling for beginners" page, outlining how everything works together.

Cube May 12 2008 9:32 PM EDT

All consolidated

Greyfeld May 12 2008 10:04 PM EDT

Great changes, GC :) Thank you very much for accepting my proposals so far! I just want to keep this bumped to encourage anybody else who would like to see some wiki changes!!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 12 2008 10:20 PM EDT

way to take a suggestion and run with it you two...

Greyfeld May 13 2008 12:05 AM EDT

Well, the game is fun, and any way I can improve on something that I already enjoy, I'm happy to do :D

Wizard'sFirstRule May 13 2008 2:02 AM EDT

the page about the score doesn't say much about the fight rewards. I am thinking maybe bold the sentence that tells you to fight 100% upwards for emphasis. Should I?

Cube May 13 2008 5:46 AM EDT

Go ahead. I was thinking maybe splitting the page into one page on Fight Rewards, and one page on Statistics; I'll do it when I have time again.

Flamey May 13 2008 7:23 AM EDT

It's a wiki for a reason, if it needs to be changed you can do it yourself. If you don't know exactly make a thread about it, then summarise what's been discussed and put it in.

Greyfeld May 13 2008 1:32 PM EDT

Flamey > Isn't that kinda what we're doing right now? Making a thread about it?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 13 2008 1:35 PM EDT

Grey, I think Flamey was talking to Painkiller. Don't quote me on that though, as I may have misunderstood... ^_^

AdminNightStrike May 13 2008 1:38 PM EDT

GJ, Greyfeld :)

Cube May 14 2008 3:13 AM EDT

There separated the pages.

Flamey May 14 2008 9:47 AM EDT

"Grey, I think Flamey was talking to Painkiller. Don't quote me on that though, as I may have misunderstood... ^_^"

Greyfeld May 14 2008 7:06 PM EDT

lol alrighty, i guess i was a little confused :P Either way...

/bump for great wiki justice!!! :D

Greyfeld May 14 2008 10:59 PM EDT

Found another spot!

Tattoos -

It was brought to my attention, that there are tattoos that are not marked as "Lesser" and have greater stats, or greater growth rate, or something of that nature. This should be integrated into the tattoo page!!

Draugluin May 15 2008 12:12 AM EDT

I do believe it is already stated.

"Lesser tattoos
Lesser tattoos are identical to regular tattoos in every aspect, except they gain levels at a much slower rate. Not all tattoos have lesser versions."

It is located at the bottom of the first section. Such tattoos have lower growth rate.

AdminNightStrike May 15 2008 7:24 AM EDT

Maybe he means more prominently.
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