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Recent Template Changes

26 July 2007

  • New Template - Template:HouseInformation - Use this to add player housing zones. In the process of trying to expand the housing fields of Template:IZoneInformation, this was forked to simplify code. At the time of creation, all current housing pages using IZI for housing were converted.

23 July 2007

  • New Template - Template:VendorItem - Use this template in the obtain field of Items that can be bought from one or more vendors.

9 July 2007

    • Template:ItemInformation - added subtype to example and key, added spellgrade. Use spellgrade only when type=spellbook. I know we have stayed away from this in the past, but I want you to start adding, at least, Master drops to mob drop lists. Some of them are rare and only dropped by specific mobs! I do not expect us to link every single one, nor do I expect us to create Item pages for EVERY spellbook! Concentrate on the dropped books. Let the monster pages drive spellbook item creation.
    • Dropped Items - Added Drops to Zone and IZone linkbars. Whole new category tree, <zone> Dropped Items. This is only linked to if you use the {{DroppedItem}} tag in the obtain field on an Equip or Item page, so be sure to use it!

15 June 2007

  • New Fields: for Template:MonsterInformation - trauma, arcane, noxious and elemental. These are DOT types and will display a DOT icon on the monster box indicating that this monster has been known to use this type of DOT attack.

12 June 2007

  • New Fields: for Template:RaceInformation - language, iname, idesc and text will handle ALL of the needs for racial category pages.

3 June 2007

  • New Tag: Template:dab - use {{dab|PAGENAME of disambig page}} at the top of pages that are disambiguated to point back to the disambig page.

29 May 2007

  • New Tag: Template:LU - use {{LU|LU#}} at the top of the patch notes and category pages for any LU. This displays a line on each pointing to the other and adds the page to Category:Live Updates.

26 May 2007

  • New Tag: Template:obsolete - use {{obsolete|message}} to tag articles that are no longer required but remain in the game, such as Category:Access Quests for zones that no longer require an access quest.

14 April 2007

  • New Options: for Template:Loc and Template:LocationInformation. If the first parameter (for Loc) or mapref (for LocationInformatiuon) is X, output is suppressed. If it is asterisk (*), the only output is (see below). This is useful when a mob roams or spawns all over the place (X) making a Loc ref useless, or when a mob has multiple spawn points (*). LocationInformation is used by all templates that use the location/mapref/uid trio of variables.

13 April 2007

  • New Template: Template:SubclassLink. This will be the new bottom-level template driving all the AllCats templates. as I update them I will be separating out the individual subclasses in the output. So instead of saying "All Crusaders" it will say "Paladin, Shadowknight"

9 April 2007

8 April 2007

7 April 2007

22 March 2007

  • New Template: Template:CraftedItem, for use mainly in the obtain' field of any ItemInformation or EquipInformation call. See the template page for the parameters.

20 March 2007

  • New Template Tag: {{OnTest}} can now be used to indicate that information you're providing exists only on the Test Server and may still be in flux. Once verified as live, remove the OnTest tag from the page.

18 March 2007

  • New Field for Template:Coin, the 5th parameter is now for Status points (as in the price for a house), and I added color!

17 March 2007

15 March 2007


  • FIX AND UPDATE for Template:EquipInformation. I have finally fixed the problem with Usable Classes display for shields, AND have added support for all weapon types. NOTE: If wtype is blank, and dtype is NOT an armor type, it will be assumed the item can be used by ALL classes!

11 March 2007

  • NEW FIELDS for Template:ItemInformation, satiation and duration (for type=Food or Drink), and bagslots and wtreduce (for type=Container).

6 March 2007

  • Equipment Template Redesigned! I have redesigned Template:EquipInformation to mimic the in-game examine UI display. 2 new fields, effectlist and effectdesc, and effects is deprecated.
  • New Tags! {{CapCheck}}, {{CapOK}}, and {{SpellCheck}} (links to CapCheck) are for flagging pages that you think have misspelled or incorrectly capitalized titles. {{FactCheck}} and {{FactOK}} are for tagging pages that you think have an item in error. All of these ask visiting users to check in-game to verify or correct the issue. If verified as correct, remove the Check tag from the top and add the OK tag at the bottom of the page!

4 March 2007

  • New Templates: {{CapCheck}} and {{CapOK}}. If you come across a page with a capitalization that looks wrong, i.e. does not match the more-or-less standards SOE seems to try to have, tag the top of the page with {{CapCheck}}. This will added it to Category:Capitalization check requested. If you come across one of these tags and verify that it IS correct, remove the {{CapCheck}} tag from the top of the page and put {{CapOK}} at the bottom of the page so folks will know that it is just SOE being stupid, again.

25 February 2007

  • New Fields for Template:EquipInformation. Added discrete fields for focus, mastery skills, slashing, crushing, piercing and resistances. This means we can now create categories for all of these, and I am working on that now. Please see the template page for help with these new fields.

9 February 2007

  • New Fields for Template:PCInformation, stsclass and stslevel. Now that we are on the new FAST server, expect to see many new template changes/improvements!

7 January 2007

26 December 2006

  • New Fields for Template:NamedInformation. group (same as MonsterInformation) and ph. If used, ph is for the name of the Placeholder.

18 December 2006

  • New Fields for Template:MonsterInformation. class, group, agro and social. Class is there for sentient monsters that have player-like class abilities. Group is like faction except for mobs that do not have an in-game faction, yet are part of a social group. The example tempate has agro and social with default values of "y", as MOST monsters are both aggressive and social. AND... bfaction is deprecated. It was a failed parameter. Use the Faction template instead.

13 December 2006

11 December 2006

10 December 2006

  • Template:EquipInformation now understands default classes when wtype is Shield and dtype is Buckler, Round Shield, Tower Shield or Kite Shield in the same way that classes is handled when dtype is an armor type (see Nov. 26 note re: Default Armor Types below). Be sure to check the output after you save your page to make sure the Equipment you are creating does not have extra restrictions!
  • renamed sub-template AllArmorCats to sub-Template:AllEquipCats
  • Sub-Template:AllEquipCats: Chain Armor should have had All Scouts, not just Bards and Rogues

5 December 2006

  • New Template: Template:Steps: Use {{steps|<zone>}} to flag a quest with missing steps. This is more precise than {{info}}. This links the quest article to Category:Quest articles needing next step, and [[:Category:Quest articles needing next step in <zone>]] if <zone> is defined.

3 December 2006

  • Category:Userboxes: I have aggregated all the user boxes I have so far defined into a category so everyone can find them. If you create one, PLEASE add it to this category!
  • Template:NormalizeCharClass: Added Tinkerer and Transmuter

29 November 2006

26 November 2006

  • Template:EquipInformation: So long as there are no extra restrictions, such as Cloth Armor that is Mage only, you can now leave classes blank, so long as dtype is Cloth Armor, Leather Armor, Chain Armor or Plate Armor, and the template will automatically restrict the output and linking to those classes that can use that armor type. If dtype is not an armor type, and classes is blank, the template will link to all adventurer classes, as always.
  • Well, belatedly I realized that Qeynos Guard is both a faction and an item. All faction base pages are moved to <faction name> (Faction). The category page names are unchanged. It would be nice if someone volunteered to take the rest of the info from Factions and create the rest of the faction base pages, at the least.

25 November 2006

  • Template:EquipInformation: the default for classes is now All Adventurer Classes, rather than All Classes. Artisan Classes will no longer be added by default.
  • New Template Template:Class_SpelllinesEx You can use this to start a new Spelllines templte for a class, but you cannot use subst:tution to do it. Edit the Ex template and copy it. Otherwise it breaks all the nice noinclude sections.

24 November 2006

  • MAJOR CHANGE A better way to do Spell Lines! Instead of creating a whole group of templates for each class with specific naming so SpellInformation can find them, I now create ONE template per class for all the spell lines! See Template:Fury Spelllines. Each spell in a spell line will still need to be edited to hook into it. See Template:SpellInformation field series (btw, notice desc while you are there and kill two edit-birds with one stone).
  • Bug Fixes

23 November 2006

  • Template:EquipInformation: Added new parameter, set. If defined and a set (Armor Set) page exists, the table will be included below the Equipment Information box.

22. November 2006

21. November 2006

20. November 2006

  • The remainder of the AllCats Templates have been updated, thanks to User:Ijuakos!
  • NEW FIELD purpose added to Template:NPCInformation. Defines the reason for the NPC. Possible types are: Quest, Ecology, Lore, etc. If the NPC has a purpose under its name (like <Provisioner>, <Dismal Rage Priest>, <Broker>, etc.) use that WITHOUT the <> brackets! See Category:NPC Types for all currently defined purpose categories. Default value if purpose is undefined or blank is "Quest" as that is what MOST of the defined NPCs here are.

19. November 2006

18. November 2006

16. November 2006

  • I have made a few minor and some major changes to some of our templates. As always, all Information templates can be found at Florence's Templates. Help about template usage can be found on the template's page.

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