Enchanted Weapon FormattingEdit
Format for plain weapons is fairly straightforward. However, we need a consistent format for enchanted weapons. Browsing through the weapons that have been put up, there are these examples in no particular order:
- Ebony Blade – Basic weapon stats on one row, magical properties on the second row
- Chillrend – Abbreviated basic weapon stats table. Magical properties listed underneath table.
- Staff of Indarys – All-in-one row information
- User:TheSpectator/ItemArticle – Something I created a while ago that has all-in-one row, but with magical properties (effects, charges, uses) combined
- Staff of Indarys PC/Item Template – Basic listing of item info, no tables
Thoughts? Suggestions? New ideas? An example item I missed? --TheSpectator 18:32, 7 May 2006 (CDT)
From the Community Portal page:
- I'd combine the Ebony Blade style for the weapon and the Chillrend style for the enchantments. Blade looks very slick, but the enchantments are limited by the number of columns above it. Chillrend's enchantments, on the other hand, allow for all info needed to be displayed without the table getting very wide or very tall in a funky way. It also has a look similar to the game itself. I could see in future additions placing the appropriate spell symbol in front of each effect as well. // Montag –t –c 08:42, 8 May 2006 (CDT)
- Okay, combined both elements. How does this look: User:TheSpectator/ItemArticle? --TheSpectator 13:47, 13 May 2006 (CDT)
Health, speed, reachEdit
Should we include the stats on a weapon's health, speed, and reach? Do people need to or prefer to see those? In the CS, all that info is on the same info box as the weight, damamge, and value so the info isn't difficult to find. The only thing is, we'd have to go through all the completed weapons pages and add those stats. I figured to bring this up now and have a final decision before we've done all the weapons articles.
For enchanted weapons, we could also include charges and charge cost, though that is more difficult/time consuming to do since you'd have to additem via console for each weapon. (Not sure how to look up charge/charge cost on the CS).
- I've thought about this too, and I'm not sure about most of it. Personally, I never even think about any of this information while I'm playing. as none of this information is displayed outside the CS. As far as enchantments go, yes it can be done from the CS and I think it should be added into the articles with enchanted weapons. In the CS all you need to do is figure out which enchantment effect the weapon uses then find it in the enchantment list. The appropiate enchantment window shows the charge on the weapon and how much total charge cost there is and for each effect. Thanks for brining that up I never thought about the enchantments too much, I'll get started on that whenever I get back to my levelled item list. \*\ Hellhound43 13:01, 25 September 2006 (CDT)