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Drake Clawfang

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November 29, 2007

Hello, Drake Clawfang, and welcome to the StarCraft Wiki!

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I've lured you here at last. *Evil chuckle* Wait, I'm not supposed to chuckle yet.

PsiSeveredHead 01:53, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

By the way, I moved Stewart's new characterbox to the infested section (so your work is still there... don't panic if you don't immediately see it). It'll look better once the article is finished. PsiSeveredHead 01:54, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

On Zerg Broods... Edit

Unlike Terran forces (or Protoss forces in Brood War) we're never really sure which Brood is which.

If a Brood has been wiped out, any other Brood that just happens to share the same color isn't the same Brood. (For instance, "Garm" came back, even though it was explicitly stated as having been wiped out. It's just an error in the way StarCraft names computer players.) PsiSeveredHead 23:04, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

SC1 templates Edit

"Would I be allowed to find out the missing data and fill it in then?"

Yes please.

If you're getting data that can't be found in the editor, though, please show your work somewhere. (Just put it in the template's talk page and we'll find a way to reference it.) PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 22:17, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

Try {{ImgCPScreenshot}} for stuff copied or extracted from the game. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 00:38, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Upgrade and Ability imagesEdit

A valiant and worthy effort! Just a few things, though (there are always a few things... :) ).

First, categories. Terran SC1 upgrade icon images should go into Category:Terran_StarCraft_upgrade_images, and ability icon images into Category:Terran_StarCraft_ability_images. They are subcategories of Category: Terran StarCraft interface images. There should be similar categories for zerg and protoss.

Naming. I think some of the more ancient images are using a fubared version of the naming convention (my fault, I'm sure.) Format should be <description>_<product>_<type><number>.<extension>. So something like CharonBoosters_SC1_Upgrd1.png. - Meco (talk, contribs) 04:39, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Template coloration Edit

A while back, we changed the wiki's skin to dark, and this messed up some links.

We use this template: Template:ColorIntLink to recolor links. You'll see it used in a lot of templates, actually, but hardly ever in the ability or upgrade boxes. It is used in the titles of some StarCraft II ability and upgrade boxes. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 21:50, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

It was easier to change the links than the templates themselves. There's a template to simply recolor text. It works with external links, but I don't think it works with internal links - it either messes them up, or the link color overrules the text color template. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 22:57, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Capitalization Edit

The wiki has a naming policy at MOS:NOUNS; in short, unit and building names are usually not capitalized. (Generally only air vehicles and some ground vehicles get capitalized names.) I just made a minor edit to the hatchery article after you did due to that. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 01:43, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

Scanning Edit

If you have a scanner, could you scan a picture of Michael Liberty from the Frontline series? PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 22:40, June 9, 2010 (UTC)

A picture of Ghost Brother would be nice, actually. Maybe also Brother #2, but I think that should be it. (The Creep images I wanted are already on the wiki.) PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 00:42, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

I could theoretically get those images too, also having the beta. However, I have low graphics settings... which actually means I don't know what images I want, since I don't know what the really cool stuff looks like. So I would suggest if you see a plain-looking page with lame-looking images, you could take pictures and put them up on the wiki.

Although I wonder... could you get images of decals? (There is a decal article, but it's plenty plain without image support. And it doesn't help that I didn't win enough games to get access to all but the most basic decals.) But I don't know if you can see that in the editor. (I'm getting the Collector's Edition, so I should be able to get that special decal.) PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 01:36, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Volumes 3 and 4... so much to scan.

  • Volume 3:
    • War-Torn: A picture of Mutt, and of Randall with the psi-screen in his ear.
      • Perhaps a picture of Colonel Davidoff.
    • Do No Harm
      • The most important picture would be of the Gestalt without his helmet on. (There's two good pictures actually; the first one, and one near the end where he suddenly has a mouth.)
    • Last Call
      • Probably doesn't need a picture, but we could get one of the Dominion colonel.
    • Twilight Archon
      • Probably doesn't need a picture, but the Kassia crystal and the twilight archon near the end would be handy.
  • Volume 4:
    • Homecoming and Fear the Reaper: I'm pretty sure we have all the pictures we need.
    • Voice in the Darkness
      • Actually getting a picture of the entity would be near-impossible, due to the size of the spread. But perhaps a partial scan would be fine.
    • Orientation: Pretty sure we have all the pictures we need. (There are better character pictures in Ghost Academy.) PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 00:21, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

As if that last long list wasn't enough, a few more:

  • Xy'tal (the Dark Templar who gets scarred in Voice in the Darkness)
  • Possessed Hassan or Morrigan (either is fine)
  • A psi-screen (Randall and Burgess from Do No Harm both wear them, but I think the former has a better picture, but whatever works)

Thanks! PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 02:39, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

Cavalcade continues: I noticed you scanned a few images from Ghost Academy 1 (such as Sarco Angelini). I was wondering if you could scan a picture of Lagdamen (the female instructor) and Sergeant Hartley (the martial arts instructor with big eyebrows). PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 22:51, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Images Edit

That is so cool! PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 11:38, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

Please familiarize yourself with the image policy before continuing to upload. - Meco (talk, contribs) 19:35, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

I would prefer that you learn how to implement the policy. Exactly what part of it do you not understand? What part are you incapable of replicating, especially given the example I have set by renaming the images? - Meco (talk, contribs) 19:43, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

A game? They should have been tagged right from the get go. Contrary to popular belief, I cannot be everywhere at once all the time and things do slip. It would be right and proper for you to go back and explicitly add descriptions to all of those images. I will take your word for it that you did indeed scan them yourself, but the markers will stay until they are fixed.

The wiki has a policy on images, their naming, their attribution, and all of that, and you are required to follow it. Just like any other policy. If you were adding unsourced information to articles left and right, I would be on your case just the same.

If I am sounding ungracious, it is because I am extremely annoyed, because when users fail it falls on me to fix it. It is not, contrary to popular belief, a trivial thing to run damage control. And no matter how thankless or mindnumbing that task may be it is still, again contrary to popular belief, absolutely essential.

I am not asking you to move mountains. I am not asking you to adopt something arcane which has not been done thousands of times before. I am simply asking for a little more care on your part, to help fight the state of disorganization that all wikis are always trying to return to by maintaining uniformity and implementing good practices. And of course, doing so will save me work as well. - Meco (talk, contribs) 20:11, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Awkward Position Edit

Well, you could put info followed by {{citation needed}} if need be, if you can't recall which mission something took place in. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 11:24, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Crystals Edit

Good point. We could expand the crystal article (not make it a disambig), rather than make a new page. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 14:00, August 7, 2010 (UTC)

Re: ArmoryEdit

Yes, we are planning on that. In fact, the only reason I hadn't worked on it before was I was going through the Behind the Scenes DVD. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 15:57, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

Here. :) We need more upgrade boxes. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 16:14, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

The only issue is needing to do up all those upgradeboxes/ability boxes. Making them is a little advanced, but if you feel up to it, please contribute. I'm working night shifts now, which leaves me less time to do things, but at least I get this weekend free, so it should all be done by then. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 16:39, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure I can handle it, I'm a newbie here but you should see the sorts of things I've done on the Final Fantasy Wiki. ;) Doreiku Kuroofangu 17:27, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Scans Edit

Actually no, I just hadn't answered because I hadn't thought about it. :)

I could certainly use a picture of Infested Sandin Forst, but I'll have to think about any others. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 15:56, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

What happened? PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 16:17, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

Re: BiosEdit

You certainly didn't do anything wrong—you made some good edits. It's really a case of what makes me wary about such sections, that certain characteristics are open to interpretation. Unless there's an explicit statement from an official source (e.g. Blizzard), any observations should be succinct IMO, straight to the point and fairly general. This also prevents repetition of the biography sections-taking Tosh as an example, it's fair enough to say that the end justifies the means in his mind as per his conversation with Raynor, but it doesn't need a summary of the scene that it's from, which is better left to the biography. Something else to keep in mind is that personalities should be in-universe when possible. Again with Tosh, it's preferable to say he dislikes the Dominion during the Second Great War rather than SC2.

So yeah. The edits were good, I just thought they needed trimming down a bit.--Hawki 10:35, May 26, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Lab Notes Edit

Here's probably the best place: Laboratory (Hyperion). There aren't any lab notes there yet. I'm planning, at some point, to replace the "quick template" there with the individual upgrade descriptions anyway.

An extra section for lore is more than welcome. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 21:05, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Sandbox: That would be cool. Thanks. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 21:14, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
That was fast. You were just waiting to post those? The format looks good as it is, although I wonder if we can put the info in thin boxes. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 22:59, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
The sandbox article is quite legible to me, it doesn't seem too small. It might be too plain, but the only way to "fix" that is to make templates for each entry, and that would make things smaller (templates on the right side of a page tend to get cut off a bit). PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 01:01, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
Moved it to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign quotations/Laboratory and made it official. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 00:43, July 30, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Lab images Edit

Lab image icons would go under category: Terran StarCraft II ability images. I don't think more categorization is needed. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 12:45, August 5, 2011 (UTC)

Re: SpectersEdit

Thanks.

I've read the whole book, but note-taking on it is really slow; the information density is high. I was hoping to be done by this Monday (a holiday here) but it seems I'll really only be starting then. Still hoping to have the major information down by BlizzCon start. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 18:09, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Okay, cool. I'm not really in the mood for adding huge chucks of info, but I'll add bits and pieces as I find places for them. Doreiku Kuroofangu 18:12, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Swarmling vs RaptorEdit

I've heard from another contributor that the two images needed to be switched, but I haven't seen the proof. I'm going to need to add those sources to the image pages. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 12:24, November 1, 2011 (UTC)

The lore panel vid. Doreiku Kuroofangu 16:34, November 1, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Sandbox Edit

We don't have a hero unit page, nor do we have a heroic unit page. I like what's in the sandbox so far. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 02:21, October 7, 2013 (UTC)

Just a minor note, but units are usually not capitalized. PSH aka Kimera 757 (talk) contribs) 15:46, October 7, 2013 (UTC)
Check. Drake Clawfang (talk) 16:07, October 7, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Thank You Edit

No problem, man, I was curious why he was blanking you, glad to hear he's blocked! Oh, those wiki-dramas... Ja! CombatMagic (talk) 08:07, October 26, 2013 (UTC)

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