Faction Edit

Is it really necessary to have the Faction entry in the quests articles. That information is already displayed by the use of categories.

Not absolutely necessary, but the Overview section's supposed to be (from what I gather) just a quick look-over of the quest information, so it's all right to be redundant in places. // Montag –t –c 04:17, 7 May 2006 (CDT)

Template Edit

Would this work better as a template? If so, I think most standardization could be converted to templates. (New to Wikis. Not sure of the limits of templates.) -- Montag 21:33, 18 April 2006 (CDT)

Overview tidbit Edit

I think the overview should have the Next Quest: bit instead of being under walkthrough like this


Prerequisites: None (if applicable)
Faction: N/A
Quest giver:
Next Quest:

Suggestion: New Standard Edit

I have some suggestions for a new standard that can be found here. It has a standard order for rewards, new standard syntax for rank advancement, a Journal Entries section and relevent formatting, and a new New Quest/Previous Quest navigation bar at the bottom that utilizes templates. Many quests have been converted to the current standard, somewhat haphazardly, but I think this will add some clarity that others lack. I've currently freshened up many of the Dark Brotherhood quests according to my suggestions, if you'd like examples. // Montag –t –c 09:18, 3 May 2006 (CDT)

Updated slightly to merge better with existing standards, mainly including the Prerequisites field and {{TOCright}} to balance the page with the Overview section on the left and Table of Contents on the right, should one appear. I've also included the wiki text in plain form above the example. Note that I've capitalized a couple field names, removed the word "Information" from "Background Information," and removed the commas next to the categories. Ultimately, I hope, a somewhat more professional look than the other interpretations floating around. Let me know what you think. // Montag –t –c 04:14, 7 May 2006 (CDT)
I have updated the page to reflect these new changes, since there don't seem to be any objections. Feel free to revert if necessary. // Montag –t –c 08:23, 8 May 2006 (CDT)

Intended improvements Edit

Copied from User talk:Montag/Faction quests.

I wanted to take our current quest format standard and give it a slightly sharper, more professional tone. My primary goals were to make relevent information obtainable at a glance in a consistent manner across all quests while preserving space for the nitty gritty stuff below, improve navigation for long quest lines, and make the page more aesthetically pleasing.

Aesthetic Fixes Edit

You'll notice first of all the {{TOCright}} at the top which places the Table of Contents on the right side. This keeps the page nicely balanced with the Overview information on the left and TOC on the right. There are a couple minor edits to the Overview style: Colons are now also bolded and 'giver' is capitalized. I've also standardized the order of information within each field. For instance, item rewards always come before gold which always comes before rank advancement. The rank name has also been italicized to allow it to stand out at a glance. I also added the {{G}} picture to indicate quickly the presence of a monetary reward. Lastly, I removed the word "information" from "Background Information" since I found it to be cluttering the upper part of the page, which should be the clearest and most concise portion of the walkthrough.

Extra Section: Journal Entries Edit

I've added a Journal Entries section to give the reader some primary source material to peruse when looking over the walkthrough information. Some articles already include this, but many do not indicate when the player receives these journal updates, so I've indicated each instance above the text itself. To easily locate a specific event, I've indented the journal text to allow the event descriptions to stand out.

Next quest/Previous quest Edit

The Next Quest field was originally part of the overview, but I found in practice that most were located at the bottom of the page. Therefore, in order to allow it to stand out, I wrote a navigation bar template including the Next and Previous quest fields. By linking the article to the next and previous quests, a user can very quickly navigate back and forth through a quest line. I have considered putting this at the top of the page but chose to keep it at the bottom in order to leave the top uncluttered. // Montag –t –c 08:25, 8 May 2006 (CDT)

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