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Arsenal appearances

Should we be putting the appearances unlocked by arsenals, that are not "actually" obtainable as items under the unobtainable category? As an example the appearance for the  [Ardent Hammer] is unlocked by the  [Arsenal: Armaments of the Silver Hand], but the hammer itself is, to my knowledge, not obtainable. PeterWind (talk) 07:09, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 09:09, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Alright. PeterWind (talk) 10:03, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Braelyn Firehand

I don't really understand where you were going, back then. Of course we maintain pictures of their old models for various characters, that's why for Anduin Wrynn we have like 4/5 different pictures of his successive appearances :o Xporc (talk) 20:50, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

When the model changes substantially, sure. But we've never preserved pre-WoD models as separate images. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 20:58, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Well she uses a different staff and has a different collar... Xporc (talk) 21:04, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Coins of Air

Hey. Could you add [Coins of Air] to the Template:Cost? Currently, "ca" is used for [Epicurean's Award] from back when they were called [Chef's Award] I imagine. Even if it would be "best" to move those around a bit, it'll certainly be easier to just use another combination for these coins such as "coa" even if "ca" is closer to the "standard". PeterWind (talk) 13:41, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

As far as I can tell "ca" had been totally deprecated and was no longer in use anywhere, so I repurposed it. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 18:20, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Ahh alright. Thanks! PeterWind (talk) 20:52, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh almost forgot. For the Trial of Style event, both a currency and an item has been added. I hear that it's the currency that actually ended up being used, but I haven't confirmed this myself. I'm not sure if we should have that one added to the template just yet. I'll add it on the relevant ensemble pages, and just change it later if it turns out it was the item that was used after all. PeterWind (talk) 21:11, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I'll link the template to the currency, but personally I think we should probably just merge the pages together once the event goes live and we can see what's what. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 21:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good to me :) PeterWind (talk) 22:13, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Thought "coa" was more intuitive myself, but I guess was the only one. I'll have to keep in mind to not add the "o" when dealing with Coins of Air. -- Alayea (talk / contrib) 22:02, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Small words like "of" or "the" had been dropped from abbreviations in other currencies in that template. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 22:05, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough. -- Alayea (talk / contrib) 22:10, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Image Quality

I am taking screen shots from game, locating them in screenshot directory, cropping edges and resaving. Have been doing so for years and uploading them here. I will examine settings in software. Ariule (talk) 18:25, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Your previous screenshots have all been fine that I can recall; these ones are heavily dithered. Presumably there was an unintended settings change somewhere if you're not intentionally doing anything differently. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 18:36, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
The image software was set to 8-bit from Auto. My thanks for noticing and advising me of the issue. Ariule (talk) 18:37, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
They're fine now. Thank you! Xporc (talk) 18:48, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Argus currencies

Hey! Patch 7.3.0 brings with it, two new currencies from what I've seen. [Veiled Argunite] and [Argus Waystone]. It might be too early to add them, as [Unsullied Argunite] has already been scrapped in favor of the veiled ones however. PeterWind (talk) 16:16, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

I think it's safe to add [Veiled Argunite] and [Argus Waystone] to the Legion section of Template:Cost now. Turns out the Trial of Style token currency was scrapped in favor of the item version. I'll move the item to "Trial of Style Token" and the currency to "Trial of Style Token (currency)". To my knowledge. the [Shadowy Coins] never had a known purpose either. though I could be mistaken on that one. PeterWind (talk) 06:35, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
The Trial of Style item is now at  [Trial of Style Token] and the currency at Trial of Style Token (currency). I think the only places needing update in that regard is the Cost template and its documentation now. PeterWind (talk) 06:52, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look at it. I don't really mind about the currency being a redirect, although it is a different trackable currency. I did not personally test the event on the PTR so I can't say whether it was available or not, only that they did indeed end up with using the item. The API GetCurrencyInfo page does link to the currency, but in this case I am for once actually fine either way. PeterWind (talk) 17:23, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Mole Machine Console

As I'm making updates to Brewfest content articles, I came across Mole Machine Console. The thumbnails seem broken, thought it'd be best to report it to an administrator instead of tampering with it. The two images on the page are File:Mole Machine Console.jpg and File:Mole Machine Console open.jpgSurafbrov T / C / P 22:15, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

They're showing up fine for me. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 22:49, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Odd. Well, I modified the page and fixed it for me. They gave me an error as such: Error creating thumbnail: convert: Output file write error --- out of disk space? `/tmp/transform_67b6483f2303.jpg' @ error/jpeg.c/JPEGErrorHandler/316. Error code: 1 Well, cheers! — Surafbrov T / C / P 23:02, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
I saw this and wanted to pop in and say this error has been fixed and you shouldn't be encountering it anymore. Sorry about that! --IconSmall Wildkin.gif Alianin T C 23:40, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Brewfest items

The recently moving of the items and now having the tabs for each of the levels on the articles I must say is a lot better than before. Nice job! — Surafbrov T / C / P 00:02, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

I went to check Ahune's stuff and remembered it had been set up that way, so I went back to apply it to the other holidays. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 00:05, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Blasted Lands buffs

Hey Zeratul, I saw that you edited the  [Lung Juice Cocktail] patch notes to have been removed in 4.0.3a, the page itself before and other blasted lands buff pages, mentions them being removed in 4.0.1, I'm assuming that it is a mistake by a previous editor? (Junkerd (talk) 21:36, 31 October 2017 (UTC))

I'm fairly certain they would have been removed in 4.0.3a, which is when the zone was revamped and the old quests were deprecated. A lot of stuff removed (or added) in 4.0.3a has been incorrectly flagged under 4.0.1, which was really just the Cataclysm system changes and pre-expansion content. If you find something that more definitively indicates they were actually removed in 4.0.1, though, then by all means change it back. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 21:41, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
I wasn't doubting your edit, just wanted to know what you thought about it. I've now tried to look up all the related quests and item rewards that you'd gain from completing the quests on an archived version Wowhead going back to between Patch 4.0.1-4.0.3a, sadly with no results. Before your small battle with Xporc on the  [Lung Juice Cocktail] page, the page itself had said 4.0.1=remove to begin with, but one of the two quests where you get it, says it got removed in 4.0.3a and since Bloodmage Drazial first got moved to his new location in 4.0.3a, I think it's safe to say that his quests and related items got removed in Patch 4.0.3a instead of Patch 4.0.1. (Junkerd (talk) 01:18, 1 November 2017 (UTC))

Artifact appearances

How where you able to get all those nice clean shots of the artifacts? Is there a way to stop them from spinning or were you just very patience so they all end up in the same position each screen capture? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:55, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Patience. I'll usually do all four color variants for one appearance in rapid succession, then wait for it to revolve around and do the next one. Then I use Irfanview to batch crop all the screenshots at the same point. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:00, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
I tried that, but when I checked my image folder it would only get 3 out of the 4 captures. Its weird. I figured patience was key. Ugh lol. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 23:02, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I had that happen from time to time, too. It's a bit annoying. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:04, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Models

Yo, I noticed yesterday and just now that u are adding wrong patch number for model updates. Ghouls and abominations were updated in 7.2. not 7.3, according to the undocumented changes page. So which is wrong, u or the page? :P --Mordecay (talk) 23:51, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Whoops, my fault. Thanks for catching that. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:53, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Blabla non sense

Still just nonsense. Shouldn't just be left there. If one must just comment a shrugs and not actually give an answer shouldn't even bother to just comment in the first place. — Surafbrov T / C / P 21:12, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Elite

They lost the elite status in vanilla or tbc not in cata. Don't know the patch number so I put in the notes section. --Mordecay (talk) 19:38, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Ah, that was not clear. Going by similar mobs I saw, though, that would presumably have been 2.3. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 19:39, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
This. Patch 2.3. Xporc (talk) 20:01, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Hired Mechanic

Reason for deleting the gnome pics? The page is currently about two "different" NPCs with the same name, location and role (hence the Elinks-NPCsearch) - the goblin version that appears only for Horde and the gnome that only appears to Alliance. Because of this, I think the gnome pic should be there too. --Mordecay (talk) 10:14, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

That was unclear; if that's the case, better to split it into two NPC pages. There's definitely no need to include both male and female pics, though. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 11:03, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Similar case is with Traveling Adventurer, Sleeping Patron, and Passed Out Patron. They have the same name & role, but different races (factions) and locations. I asked if the first one should be split, xporc said no so I created the rest in the same way. So, again, split yay or nay?
I kinda disagree on the male and female pics tho, I think it doesn't hurt to be in pages when both genders are available for an NPC. --Mordecay (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Pictures & NPCs

Hey, please, don't remove the cleanup tags in pictures of old (due to boxes or names or whatever). The internet, or specifically Wowhead may sometimes have nicer pictures, and sometimes even without watermarks, so it is still possible to replace them. Then Classic will be around at some point in the future and it will be possible to replace them. Decent free servers still exist and it is still possible to take screenshots.

Also, could you hold off the War of the Thorns NPCs? I'd like to create them myself. Thanks. --Mordecay (talk) 11:49, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

It may be possible to obtain better quality versions of old images, but we're never going to get pictures of them with their updated models and that's what those cleanup tags were being added for.
I'll let you handle the rest of the War of the Thorns stuff if you prefer. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 17:26, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Well, the Taelan one was ok since he is still in Old Hillsbrad, but I did an edit to the Old Blanchy page to reflect what you (hopefully?) stated.
Just the NPC & mob stuff :-) --Mordecay (talk) 17:38, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Are you doing Horde and Alliance mobs and NPCs? -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 17:58, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Fo sho! --Mordecay (talk) 18:03, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Dragons

Hey, since you are now here, the locations of the dragons are now locked and the old pictures we now have in the new pages may not reflect the current locations. May I upload them under a new name? --Mordecay (talk) 23:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't see a particular need to do so, but I also don't see a particular reason not to. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:40, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Hello.Surafbrov T / C / P 23:42, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Cost template update

Hey, can you update Template:Cost with the two new pvp currenciees [7th Legion Service Medal] and [Honorbound Service Medal]? I will be going with hsb for the Horde one on the page for Provisioner Mukra and 7lsm on the page for Provisioner Stoutforge. If you choose a different acroym, that's fine too, just let me know on slack. PeterWind (talk) 09:27, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

War Campaign

Heya, few heads up about the war campaign.

The quests of Island Expedition & Uniting Zandalar, are categorized as Horde War Campaign, both in the game and in databases. When you are on them, you see the Horde symbol under minimap, denoting its War Campaign status. When you open quest log, which is the most important source for this page, you see the the category there. When you read the text of the quest, the background is different, also denoting its War Campaign category. Last but not least, they are under the Horde War Campaign category in the Wowhead and Wowdb databases. The most important thing regarding this are the descriptions; those descriptions show up only with the War Campaign quests in the quest log.

Plus, reading the Wowhead war campaign guide, it looks like the Island Expedition quests are also required to be completed in order for the third outpost questline to be made available.

Regarding the header names, each War Campaign quest is part of a stage written in the quest log. When I started doing the war campaign page, I made sure to check those and transcribe them here. Haven't dealt with achievements when doing this, but now I think they may or may not correspond with achievements and achievement stage names. I'd like to continue adding the quest log stage names instead of achievement names. However, adding related achievements and achievement stages with the description would be a good idea. --Mordecay (talk) 11:23, 15 March 2019 (UTC)