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Heya Mjoll, excellent work on the maps. I have already uploaded a map for The Red Fens, but I kept the original base map I made with no annotations on it in Paint Shop Pro format. Do you want a copy of this map? I can convert it to any format you like and make it available on a website for you to download and do whatever you want to it. UltraMonk 02:03, June 29, 2010 (EDT)

Much appreciated UltraMonk but I specialized in quest maps so I let the more gifted ones, image editing wise, handle the maps for wilderness areas, right now I'm waiting for the Carnival pack to be added to the DDO Store *rubs hands in excitement* by Mjoll 02:41, June 29, 2010 (EDT)

Question[edit]

Hey how does one change the file name on these maps anyway? Or what's the best way of going about it? Delphis

Upload the same map under a different name. And if you think the files no longer in use take too much server space ask one of the admins (Borror, Yoko, Xevo) to delete them for you. I think it's only them and maybe a few select others that have file deleting rights. - Mjoll

Maps[edit]

Hey, I edited two of your map due to having a lever in the wrong place on the map. I hope you don't mind. Delphis

Thanks but please don't edit my maps but rather let me know if you notice that something is missing or in the wrong place and I'll make the changes myself. - Mjoll

Retrieve the Stolen Goods[edit]

There's now a new chest guarded by several blades in Retrieve the Stolen Goods - the blades cover pretty much the entire south alcove behind the hidden panel in the northeast room, with the box on the southern wall. - LrdSlvrhnd 02:44, November 19, 2010 (EST)

Thanks for the heads up, I'll update the map in a couple of hours. I'll go over the release notes for U7 to see what else has been changed/added but I might miss a thing or two so please let me know if you notice any other changes. - by Mjoll 04:16, November 19, 2010 (EST)

Update 8 Maps[edit]

Hi Mjoll, not sure if you already worked on the Update 8 maps, but as I worked on finalizing the new Quests information for Update 8 I as well uploaded the loading screens and Maps for those Quests. If you want to convert them into your format including your legend feel free to do so. I can even give you the source files of them. -- SisAmethyst 11:25, November 21, 2010 (EST)

Operation: Blockade Buster
Operation: Siegebreaker
Operation: Summerfield
Operation: Undermine
Thanks, perfect timing... I was just about to start uploading them, I'll probably finish posting the maps with all the map markers and stuff in the next hour. I've finished them a while ago but I got caught up with other stuff so I was unable to post them in time. - by Mjoll 12:02, November 21, 2010 (EST)
One remark thou, you may want to add the following things to the map --SisAmethyst 14:34, November 22, 2010 (EST)
Operation: Siegebreaker: there is a black magic wall that blocks your way at several stages when a medusa is spawning, maybe at least include the spawn points of the semi-bosses
Operation: Undermine: mark the minefield and the boulder, maybe the 2 semi bosses as well?
Operation: Summerfield: mark the 3 gates and that the boss enter through the center gate. There are some more guards as displayed in the map ;)
I've marked the minefield and the boulder from Undermine but the magic barrier in Siegebreaker is not important enough to be worth marking on the map. The gates from Summerfield are landmarks and I don't mark landmarks (the same is true for bosses, mini bosses and chests). You were right about the wounded guards from Summerfield, some of them are randomly placed, I'm working on figuring out which ones are random and which ones aren't.- by Mjoll 12:31, November 24, 2010 (EST)

User Edit Award...[edit]

It's says you got more then 500 edits....ummm I looked at your contributions and it say over 1000. Shouldn't your award say 1000? Just a note. :)

First Strike Map[edit]

First Strike, the first part of Assault on Splinterskull... your map needs to be changed so it's the same as the other ones for that chain; it's currently missing the trap in the western storeroom. - LrdSlvrhnd 23:52, December 12, 2010 (EST)

Thanks, new map uploaded. Odd though since the storeroom trap was marked on my backup file. by Mjoll 03:40, December 13, 2010 (EST)

The Tide Turns Map[edit]

For the first trap (the one to the far north), the trap box should be on the other side of the hallway (same place east-west, just on the north side instead of the south). The third trap (the one to the east), the trap box should also be on the north wall.

Getting tired of me yet? *g* -LrdSlvrhnd 22:43, April 26, 2011 (EDT)

I ran the quest 3-4 yesterday and it turned out that the boxes are random, if I were to guess I would say that each of them has at least 3 spawn locations. I'll edit the map later to reflect that the boxes are random and not fixed.
Tired? Not at all, keep them coming if you find more map related disparities. by Mjoll 08:41, April 28, 2011 (EDT)

Spawning/Respawning monsters?[edit]

What's that even meant to mean? I mean I notice you have it on a TON of quests, many of which definetely feature zero respawns. Well respawns in the sense they give you a source of unlimited kills as is the most logical trueist definition I can think of to use on the wiki. or even 'spawning'? I mean technically every single quest in the game that has monsters - Has them "spawn". Some quests they spawn the moment the quest loads, others they might trigger later.. But either way I have no idea how that is useful information to the reader without it being expanded upon to explain exactly what spawns where and when and why its important to know (which you generally dont do)

Stormcleave for example definetely has zero respawns. And 99.9% of the monsters available in the quest spawn the moment the quest loads - the few that don't are from the optional pit at the end, which is hardly useful or relevant information to the viewer.

If anything, it seems like telling the players there are respawns, when there certainly aren't, is mis-information. Shade 05:48, July 18, 2011 (EDT)

'What to Expect' notes are meant to be short compared to the 'Tips and Misc' notes that can go on and on for dozens of lines. The former are meant to be concentrated bits of information that follow a standard, are light on spoilers and allow players to make an impression in 5 seconds on what they are going to find in the quest while the latter are heavy on spoilers, can take several minutes to read and follow no standard.
I use 'Spawning/Respawning' instead of 'Spawning' and 'Respawning' to keep the information short. For example if I were to go into details on how spawning works in Stormcleave I'd have to write too long of a note, explaining how the skeletons spawn in waves when you approach the giant and how the mephits spawn when you activate the rune pillars, an explanation which is more fitted under 'Tips and Misc'.
Also I use 'Spawning/Respawning' to keep the information concentrated. Some quests have spawning monsters, some have respawning monsters, some have both and 'Spawning/Respawning' covers all situations. An alternative would be to use '(Re)spawning' but I prefer 'Spawning/Respawning', the slash is important because it can connect the two possibilities or it can eliminate one of them. And in quests that feature spawning monsters but don't feature respawning ones I let the player eliminate the 'respawning' possibility.
Another reason I use that standard is because different people have different definitions for 'respawns'. You say Well respawns in the sense they give you a source of unlimited kills as is the most logical trueist definition I can think of to use on the wiki. Which means that we agree that some of the fire elementals in Taming the Flames respawn but we disagree on the mobs from Kobold Assault or Gladewatch Outpost Defense being respawns since they eventually stop respawning and stop being a source of unlimited kills.
And then there are the nuances, like unlimited amounts of monsters spawning from portals, monsters that stop spawning once you destroy the portals. Do they count as spawns? They should because they don't respawn anymore if you destroy the portals. Do they count as respawns? They should because they keep respawning if you don't destroy the portals. Which leads to headaches and I can avoid those with the 'Spawning/Respawning' solution. by Mjoll 14:03, July 19, 2011 (EDT)
Yea I get what your saying. Tho still don't really get how it's useful information at all for a page like stormcleave. But not gona mess with your format since you seem to have that section pretty much under control. I'll just use the main tips section to expand upon what you wrote there for quests where I think its useful to know exactly what your getting at by saying spawns. Tho in the case of stormcleave I still really have no idea, my guss is the gate at the end i spose, which spawns a few waves of different enemies. --Shade 07:19, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
For Stormcleave it's those waves of skeletons plus the mephits (12 of them I think, 2 for each rune pillar) and they add up to 25-30 spawning monsters which is 12-15% of the amount of monsters you have to kill to get the conquest bonus. by Mjoll 08:29, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
I guess so.. But don't get why that matters. They are all required kills, so not like anyone would miss them regarding xp bonuses. If anything it might confuse them thinking, ok there are some respawns somewhere according to the notes, wonder where?.. Yet there aren't really.
Plus technically the skeletons aren't spawns, or even waves imo: -The moment you enter the quest, every monster (or most) spawns in, you cant see this ofcourse in most quests.. Tho its noticable sometimes in epics, as you see that epic ward pop up momentarily in the distance. In stormcleave, it includes the skeletons.. Just there default spawn position is in the collapses state, then they stand up when you get close. They aren't waves either since you can actaully get them all to stand up together, just run all the way up to Pious.
So in the most technical sense, the only post-start spawns are the mephits and the optional gate. And theres no respawns at all. So i dunno why not just type "spawning monsters", seems more helpful then having respawning or spawning in there.
What I consider respawns, re portals you can destroy: Yea. As long as there is a source of unlimited kills - even if you have to perform some arbitrary action like not kill something specific or do some objective. Thats my prefered definition, as every quest in the game where that happens, conquest is available. (usually if its some absurd about of kils required during that section il note it in the xp bonus notes)
But yea to keep that section short we can put this in the tips part where its relevant. --Shade 09:06, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
Why it matters if I mention that there are spawning monsters in this or that quest? It's a way to warn the players that there are ambushes in that quest or that they shouldn't go afk in Taming the Flames or on the bottom floor of Wiz King. Sure, they don't know where exactly these monsters are (the disadvantage of keeping the 'what to expect' section simple) but that's what the 'tips and misc' section is for.
As I said before, spawning/respawning covers spawning, covers respawning and covers spawning + respawning. It has a generic role in order to avoid hair-splitting when it comes to portals that can be destroyed/can't be destroyed that spew out limited/unlimited amounts of monsters or ambushes or monsters triggered by a dialogue option or monsters that spawn when you pick up a quest item or you pull a lever and so on.
You are getting too technical. For me a spawning monster is one that is triggered by a script (the end fight in Bring me the Head of Ghola Fan) or by player proximity (the ambushes on the bottom floor of Wiz King) and that usually is not visible until triggered (so the stone golems and the earth elementals in Rainbow would not count as spawning monsters). Of course there are monsters for which staying hidden until they notice you is very common (scorpions and maybe bats too) so if we were to talk about those we'd go back to hair-splitting... by Mjoll 10:15, August 15, 2011 (EDT)

Standards: Chests Info[edit]

Noticed your edit. I know you like to standardize things. And thats cool.

My opinion on use of colors tho: But I don't think it's gona be useful if it makes the chest section look like a big jumble of colors that not everyone will understand what they mean at a glance, thus waste time trying to deciper something thats otherwise unneccesary.

I think the best use/purpose of the XP colors template is to save screen space for lines that are otherwise gona be too long to fit in a box, or the page.. So in the case of XP, it helps them fit in the box. or the case of some raid boss templates, fit info on a single line.

That and we should try to minimize the use of color on quest pages as much as possible to look more professional.. I did put some in recently, mainly to match the ingame example for some of the text.

For chests, really the short Normal: X, Hard: X, Elite: X, format fits just fine on a single line. So i'd go with that. Epic is often not different except I like to note the location of the epic chest, and if it replaces a chest or is in addition to one.

And regarding standardizing it in general: Seems like a good idea as long as it doesn't remove useful infromation in the process. --Shade 07:16, August 15, 2011 (EDT)

The colors are temporary, I don't intend to turn the quest pages into psychedelic nightmares, that's why I stopped after testing them on the Schemes of the Enemy page.
I haven't worked with templates before so I had to make do with the xpcolors template. My plan is to keep the popups and get rid of colors and playing cards symbols once I figure out the code behind the templates. by Mjoll 08:28, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
Colors or not it's gona just be even more confusing to those who don't know about the templating. 1/3/9 reads as 1 or 3 or 9.. So they might think, mm ok up to 1 or 3 or 9 on normal depending on something.. And not know about mousing over.
Just seems pointless to use pop ups for data that otherwise just fits perfectly fine in the given space. It's like your purposely hiding data and making one work to read it. Seems they should be limited to adding additional data that otherwise won't cleanly fit in a given space. --Shade 09:41, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
The 'bonus xp' section uses a popup template too. And that one uses colored popups and playing cards symbols and doesn't show the difficulty. And since the colors and the symbols are hidden it doesn't bother me at all.
It can be confusing for 3 seconds, I don't expect the learning curve to be longer that that, as long as you have a mouse you can find out what 1/3/9 means. And there are only 3 numbers, one doesn't have to hover over them every single time, it shouldn't be that challenging to remember that the first number is for normal, the second for hard and the third for elite. There is not going to be a value for solo/casual and the same is true for epic, no popup for it, I'll handle that differently. by Mjoll 10:35, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
Think your vastly over-estimating your averages viewers technical knowledge. If theres no blantant MOUSE OVER HERE FOR INFO in there face.. It wont be 3 seconds for them to randomly try it, they will never try it and move on. Mouse overs for text aren't exactly common thing on most websites, so why would they even think to try? For pictures sure. alt text for images is a web standard (Once the wiki interestingly doesn't support, and also was not for pop up purposes, was for backwards compatibility for browsers that dont support images). Text... nope.
Honestly I didnt even know text pop up were even possible in wikis to the extent we use em here until i really got into the wiki. Your average user wont have a clue, they will see some text and not think twice. Anyways i think its a bad idea, might wanna check with the other sysops and wiki regulars to get more opinions before you start editing lots of pages using it. --Shade 11:16, August 15, 2011 (EDT)
My two cents: *most* quests, at least that I've come across, don't have extra chests on higher difficulties. I dunno if that's a change that's being made more common with the most recent packs, but certainly the majority of (granted, low-mid level) quests that I've done haven't been like that. That said, mousing over isn't going to be a standard thing to do on a quest page, like it would be on an item page where it's extremely common. Also, unless you have an extremely odd screen resolution or massively magnified text... "One on Normal, three on Hard, and nine on Elite" isn't going to take up that much room. Less than a single line, really. Probably room for "Normal: Xn minimum, Yn possible; Hard: Xh minimum, Yh possible; Elite: Xe minimum; Ye possible" to account for rare encounters. -LrdSlvrhnd 15:49, August 15, 2011 (EDT)

So this imaginary wiki visitor can read, can use a computer, can make an account for and play a game like DDO, can find and use the wiki but lacks the intelligence or the interest to move their mouse on pages that are usually full of links and that occasionally use colors to draw attention and, if they will never find the popups, they will never figure out what 1/3/9 means. Assuming this totally peculiar wiki visitor exists... Someone else said on the wiki that there is a limit to how much you should help stupid people and that you will end up making it harder for the people that are not stupid if you try to cater for the lowest common denominator rather than to the real average visitor.

The kind of people you are talking about are not reading the wiki or the forums, they are the type of player that builds their characters based on advices they get in general chat from strangers in the harbor or in the marketplace. If it's just about finding out that mousing over some text displays additional info then the average viewer doesn't need technical knowledge, just a minimal amount of reason, memory, curiosity and some intuition so they can put one with one together. And the average visitor has all of those, they could figure out what the numbers mean even if there were no 'normal/hard/elite' popups. I consider the average wiki visitor intelligent until proven otherwise.


Yes most quests don't have more chests on hard and higher difficulties and not even all epic quests have more chests on epic than they have on normal difficulty.

It's not as much a way to make information take less room than it is to avoid repetition, that's what templates do. By going from

'Normal: 1 minimum, 2 possible; Hard: 2 minimum, 3 possible; Elite: 3 minimum; 4 possible'

to

♦  1 - 2/Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  2 - 3/Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  3 - 4Icon tooltip.pngElite

or to

♦  1 to 2/Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  2 to 3/Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  3 to 4Icon tooltip.pngElite

the information is compressed, made less confusing to look at, kept in a simple form, repetition is removed and none of the original information is lost. The 'cost' is that for a small number of quests 3 of the most commonly used DDO words are placed in popup boxes. by Mjoll 02:23, August 16, 2011 (EDT)

I consider myself fairly intelligent yea.. And the first few times I visited the wiki, like item pages especially.. I did not occur to me to just randomly mouse over every bit of text listed to search for hidden clues. To me that seems very arbitrary and goes against everything i've learned from web browsing. So I looked thru many pages and may have never learned about popups ever until I saw one appear whne I was trying to click a link. Since these aren't links, I would have never even tried. It's like the text at the top of this box - if it never said temps on hover, I would of never knew about that stuff. So yea sorry you area REALLY reaching if you believe every wiki user would have some kinda intuition to do something very arbitrary thats otherwise very non-standard web practice. So yea I disagree, your format is much MORE confusing to look at. Theres no need to compress information that otherwise fits into the regular space.
If you really believe im wrong, just do a post in the offical forums, ask 10 random people to visit the page and ask them what they did without any clues. I'd bet none/few of them will reply with "moused over every suspecious bit of text searching for hidden clues"

--Shade 07:05, August 16, 2011 (EDT)

I did a survey, I asked not 10 but 12 players and you can see the results of the survey here. Either all 12 are wiki geniuses and your affirmation about vastly over-estimating your averages viewers technical knowledge. If theres no blantant MOUSE OVER HERE FOR INFO in there face.. stands or all 12 are normal wiki visitors and your affirmation doesn't stand. by Mjoll 15:05, August 16, 2011 (EDT)
I would personally rather see the card symbols and/or colors.. They are a standard across the wiki and understood by most that visit by now.. I would never expect a user to mouse-over something, unless there was something different about it like a symbol or color that says "HEY! Look at me, I'm different!"" From the survey that was done, it seems that some of those people knew from some other source or had run it themselves to know the answer.. Just my opinion though.. -- ShoeMaker 17:38, August 16, 2011 (EDT)
Survey doesn't really follow what I asked you to do or proove.. You didn't accertain if they moused over anything, or if it was intuitive to do so, and in fact with the one you followed up on said they didn't, and simply got that the 3/6/9 meant n/h/e. You just happened to question 10 knowledgable enough individuals (or friends, or yourself, a mean a doctored up jpg with all the names removed isn't exactly proof) to understand the often used x/x/x =n/h/e format, as thats often used in the game for LFMs and other things. I'd bet if you disabled the pop up, and asked the same thing to players of similar knowledge, they'd all get it right too. So while most users familiar with the standard h/h/e formating will get it, there will be a few that dont..
And even if they all do. There's still no advantage to the format and 3/3 wikivips/sysops aren't seeing the advantage either. And yea if we have to have one or the other, i'd also agree with tehcnical that the colors are more intuitive. Tho id prefer just plain typing it out. --Shade 18:03, August 16, 2011 (EDT)
Doctored up jpg? Drop the 'you are lieing' part, you are going too far.
I didn't do the survey at your request nor did I read your request before doing it, you just happened to ask for one the same day I did it. It's not the first time I've asked for feedback from other people before adding something to the wiki. The people I asked are guildies and are a mix of new, old, casual and hardcore players. I don't know how many of them ran the new quests on Lama but I'm almost sure none of them pulled the answer from memory and it is likely that this was their first visit on that quest page.
When I did the survey I wanted to find out if they can extract the '6 chests on hard in Schemes of the Enemy' information or if they can't and they think that you can find up to 1 or 3 or 9 [...] depending on something as you said. My intention was to see if they are as... lacking as you perceive them and not to find out if they moused over the numbers or if I used their favorite color or font.
Do you think that every single visitor knows that they get additional information if they mouse over the xp colors in the top right corner?... Do you think that every single visitor realizes that there is a connection between the colors used there and the colors used for the in-game adventure compendium or that the card symbols are there for the color blinded people?... Do you think that all the people that now know those things figured them out seconds after the xpcolors template was applied?... I don't yet I think that the xpcolors template is well done and that they can figure out the X/Y/Z format with or without the extra information. The same format used for my template, the often used x/x/x =n/h/e format, as thats often used in the game for LFMs and other things to quote you.
Can the xpcolors template be decompressed (so you have access to all the information without having to mouse over it) while keeping a reasonable size for it? Yes. Does it look better in its present form? Yes.
You say that they simply got that the 3/6/9 meant n/h/e which is different from what you said a while back: 1/3/9 reads as 1 or 3 or 9.. So they might think, mm ok up to 1 or 3 or 9 on normal depending on something... It looks like the average wiki visitor got smarter in the last 48 hours, they went from needing the information displayed like '1 on normal, 3 on hard, 9 on elite' to not needing it anymore; they don't even need the template, X/Y/Z will suffice.
As for using symbols and colors... Attention is drawn to the chests template by the use of bolded numbers. I would rather not use colors, they look good in the quest info box but they would look odd in the middle of the page. I could use the card symbols though they are lacking when not used in combination with colors. by Mjoll 03:24, August 17, 2011 (EDT)
I never said you were lying. A "doctored" jpg doesn't refer to one filled entirely with lies, it refers to one that's been altered/edited from it's original form, and thats obvious. I don't think you lying are at all. I said it wasn't really proof of anything relevant to what I asked, which it isn't. Especially since it was just your guildies, and one would assume you would want your guildies to be smart/knowledgable players, which they seemed to be. It's relevant to the point that knowledgeable players understand the x/x/x = n/h/e format, which is good.

And when I said "might think" x/x/x = x or x or x.. I didn't mean to infer thats what I thought the knowledgable players of ddo visiting the wiki would think.. I meant that some (likely new players) might get confused and think, and imo it's better to be clear as possible when the alternative isn't that popular.

Anyways disagreements on what users will understand aisde: The format isn't neccessary as the data otherwise fits in the collapsed format. Can't make it any clearer then that. But your the admin, so if you still think it's a great format/idea, go ahead with it. --Shade 05:56, August 17, 2011 (EDT)

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As for using symbols and colors... Attention is drawn to the chests template by the use of bolded numbers. I would rather not use colors, they look good in the quest info box but they would look odd in the middle of the page. I could use the card symbols though they are lacking when not used in combination with colors.

Unlike bolded text, card symbols say, "Hi there is something special about me, mouse over to find out more.." Bolded text, when you can tell it is bolded, doesn't do that.. So, you could use the symbols with the popup text.. -- ShoeMaker 10:01, August 17, 2011 (EDT)

Monster information templates[edit]

I like your new monster information template idea.. One small suggestion that in my opinion would make it better in regards to how it sorts the names of the monsters. I would think it would be easier to read if you added <span style="display:none;">(0=White, 1=Yellow, 2=Orange, 3=Red, 4=Purple)</span> in front of the monster's name. Just replace the corresponding number in the corresponding template. (Eg. "<span style="display:none;">4</span> {{{2|Unnamed}}}" would be for purple monsters.) This would allow for proper sorting by color then name when the name field is selected. ShoeMaker 21:20, September 15, 2011 (EDT)

Nice little trick. I've added it, cheers for the tip. by Mjoll 01:53, September 16, 2011 (EDT)

In your template, instead of having a separate column for a link, why not simply link the name? Is there a specific reason for this? Also, as an idea i had, perhaps we could set up a template that people can mouse over weakness, resistance, and healed by columns to see how much either in #d## format or if it is a specific DR #? That would be very convenient if we could do it in my opinion. Keep up the good work! Big Grin ShoeMaker 08:52, September 19, 2011 (EDT)


I knew that eventually someone will ask 'Why a Link column?' Smile Yes it looks odd but there is a long story behind it and the Name column. Basically I went through different versions of it before deciding which one works best...
v1 - Conjoined Abishai Devastator colored font (but I needed to add the link)
v2 - Conjoined Abishai Devastator colored font + link (but the link was messing with the color)
v3 - Conjoined Abishai Devastator colored font + link + forced color for the link (but 5 different font colors - black, yellow, orange, red, purple - were hurting the eye)
v4 - Conjoined Abishai Devastator colored background + link + forced color for the link (but the link was invisible)
v5 - Conjoined Abishai Devastator colored background + links moved to the Link column (final version)

And the Link column has the positive side effect that if someone wants to create an entry for every monster in the game (I know of at least two attempts) they can tell very easily which monsters have their own entries and which don't.

We could make some mouse-over templates but I fear they won't see much use. It's a very tedious work to test all elemental damage types on monsters and to find their alignment (it will probably cause me to burn out several times before finishing this project) that I can imagine how boring it will be for someone to find the exact resistance values for all monsters or to get the DR values for all difficulties.

And since they can't tell which cells will show values when mousing over and which won't the users will get frustrated. If you want to get an idea of how frustrating it can be check the table for epic traps and locks. by Mjoll 10:17, September 19, 2011 (EDT)

You should consider using a lighter shade of color for orange, red its strains the eye and the purple can be hard to read with the black text . And maybe a vertical TOC to lose the white space. Besides that I like the look and flow...except the link column but I got nothing to suggest on that. Bladedge 14:40, September 24, 2011 (EDT)

If you are talking about a basic TOC for the main page, I wanted to add one that ignores subsections below a certain depth (just 1., 2., 3. without 1.1, 1.2, 1.3) but I couldn't figure out how, I probably need a {{TOC limit|N}} template.

Do you have any particular colors in mind? I haven't made the project public yet since I haven't linked to it from the quest pages so the colors used are placeholder colors until I find the right combo. I'll pick the final colors from [here] but it's going to be hard to please everyone with so many shades and color combos. In the end it might look or not like below. by Mjoll 04:15, September 25, 2011 (EDT)

Old
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
New
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator
Conjoined Abishai Devastator


Face Palm, don't know how I still left vertical in when I meant say Horizontal ToC. For the colors see how these work out #FF00FF #FF6565 #FFAD33 #FFFF65 (purple red orange yellow) Bladedge 17:21, September 25, 2011 (EDT)
Basic horizontal TOCs are too bland but I have an idea on how to make the TOC more pleasant to the eye.


The purple color you suggested is too neonish and the red is weak compared to the orange (it has to be the other way around). But the orange and the yellow look ok. I'll keep searching for the right 4-colors combo, only 16 mil. colors to pick from. → by Mjoll 09:19, September 26, 2011 (EDT)

Tip[edit]

Possibly already know how to do this since your maps are clean, but just in case ya don't.. Example: [1]


Yea. I can get you a blank of every map. Since this is public wont post here.. But either PM me on the official forums for email, or if you use steam, add me: garak@paragonbc.com and I'll get ya the info. --Shade 11:01, September 19, 2011 (EDT)

I think I know what you are talking about but it doesn't hurt to ask, you have mail on the forums. by Mjoll 12:59, September 19, 2011 (EDT)

IP issue[edit]

October 15, 2011 at 6:50AM Hey Yoko, I need some help on the wiki, it looks like my IP was blocked when UltraMonk blocked a spammer. It seems that the spammer used my IP, see the link below, but the IP blocked is not really my IP. (link) Thanks, Mjoll

said IP not found on Special:BlockList, so this ones resolved right? --yoko5000 01:17, October 25, 2011 (EDT)


It got resolved, something went wrong and made the wiki register every user as having he same ip, ultramonk sent me an email after I alerted xevo, and he had also blocked himself. It got fixed next day, but oh the irony Yawgmoth 02:19, October 25, 2011 (EDT)

It was because Xevo when putting the new version of the Wiki in place also put in a load balancer. So every person making an edit was according to the wiki coming from the IP address of the load balancer, not their real IP address. When I did the block, it blocked that one account for 1 month, and everybody else coming from the same IP address (the load balancer) for 24 hours. Even if Xevo didn't fix it, we would have all been able to edit again after 24 hours until somebody else did a block. :-) I can understand how it happened, not something you would think of happening. UltraMonk 06:48, October 25, 2011 (EDT)

Yup Xevo fixed it the next day so it's all good now. I would have contacted the sysops on the forums if it wasn't for that extended forum maintenance that lasted several days, so I messaged Yoko on MyDDO, his MyDDO username was the only one I remembered. by Mjoll 09:34, October 25, 2011 (EDT)

Sinister Storage Map[edit]

Yep, another one! The collectables are misplaced... the double one is more in the center, near the shrine, while the single one is in the SE corner, not the north. LrdSlvrhnd 07:13, November 6, 2011 (EST)

Map updated, 7 spawn points (so far) for the 3 collectables. by Mjoll 07:50, November 6, 2011 (EST)

And with U12, there're fewer madpeople sitting around in Missing so that map needs updating... LrdSlvrhnd 18:51, November 9, 2011 (EST)

I got it fixed, Missing now comes with 9 less madmen. by Mjoll 13:23, November 10, 2011 (EST)
Heh... hate to tell ya, but... it looks like all the spawn points are still there, they just don't all spawn anymore. I've got some that spawned my last time through but not this time, and you've got points on your map where I didn't find any when I went to double check my memory... Looks like 10 random plus the schoolteacher to me. LrdSlvrhnd 10:04, November 11, 2011 (EST)
I'll get to the bottom of it in a couple days, at the moment my other project drains all my energy. by Mjoll 16:19, November 11, 2011 (EST)