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Wiki Needs Work!
01-02-2007, 05:42 PM,
#1
Wiki Needs Work!
Wikipedia has grown in popularity over the past several years; it is a very popular source to read about specific topics such as bug species, astronomers, and even computer games. The article about our most favorite video games needs some work. We've been having a discussion about the various Crusader articles at Wikipedia and I've decided that we need to make those articles some of the best you can read there.

It will not be an easy or short process, so it will take some dedication. But we already seem to have that already from some of you guys, which I appreciate very much.

We will use the comments section of this news update as a discussion area to work out what needs to be done for the article. Soon I will post a list of what needs to be done to the Crusader articles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusader_%2...er_game%29
"First let me say welcome to the Resistance, Captain."
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01-02-2007, 06:10 PM,
#2
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

1) Separate articles
a. Main series article
b. No Remorse article
c. No Regret article
d. Silencer


A. Series article will contain
a. Overview of series
b. Short description of both games
c. Future/canceled games

Reference for series article: Silent Hill

B. No Remorse article will contain
a. Overview of the game
b. Story/Plot
c. Gameplay
d. Development
e. Critical Response
f. Ports
g. Soundtrack
h. Trivia

Reference for the No Remorse article: Half-Life

C. No Regret article will contain
a. Overview of the game
b. Story/Plot
c. Gameplay
d. Development
e. Critical Response
f. Soundtrack
g. Trivia

Reference for the No Regret article: Half-Life

D. The Silencer article will contain
a. Overview/Characteristics
b. The Captain (Our Silencer) (his origins, his story, etc.)

Reference for the Silencer article: Link

That's all for now.
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01-02-2007, 07:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-03-2007, 04:18 PM by The Silencer.)
#3
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
Note that the Silencer already has a seperate article. I'll list all current articles:

Crusader (computer game)
Silencer (Crusader)
List of Crusader characters
List of Crusader equipment
List of Crusader enemies

EDIT: Added the missing link, thx for spotting it.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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01-02-2007, 09:27 PM,
#4
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
You forgot the list of Crusader enemies, which would probably be the one that would most benefit from inclusion of pictures.
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01-03-2007, 05:48 AM,
#5
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
Sorry, I indeed did, I was already wondering what I had forgot as I was sure there were five articles.

Btw, I reverted your edit of Mechs -> Servomechs. They are designated as Servomechs, so that seems to the official designation and that should be used. Mechs seems to be shortened slang by the rebels. Perhaps we could add a small clarifying sentence saying that Servomechs are usually referred to as Mechs, but in my eyes the title should be Servomechs.
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01-03-2007, 04:16 PM,
#6
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
I think the overview article should also contain the History of the Crusader universe. The article of No Remorse should start with the story as it's being told starting from the intro. Any other history (found in the in-game literature, the strategy guide for No Remorse and RESIST.TXT (which actually is a compilation of the strategy guide texts I think, but I can't verify that as my brother has my No Regret CD)) should go the overview article.

Attention should be paid to the Petra Experiment as there are discrepancies in the strategy guide texts.

The text "World Economic Consortium: Rise to Power" on page 166 states that the population of Petra was reduced by mechanized warriors.

However the larger text "The Rise of the World Economic Consortium By Ethan R. Singh, Ph.D." (starting on 168) tells us that on page 176 that "On April 7 2194, at 0545 hours, more than 300 stratospheric fighterbombers were launched from the MilOps cartel air base at Brasilia."

This last text is a far more elaborate text on the history of the WEC and also is in line with Sgt Brooks comment about the WEC flattening Petra, which implies bombardment, not culling my Mechs.

I think the article should go with the bombardment version as 'official' but also mention the alternate version, all with proper references of course.

References will be a major task, but we can look at the Half-Life 2 at how it's done. As for now, I've added all material as references. My suggestion would be to rename those sections to "Sources" and the new header "References" should have detailed references to page numbers in those books with references notes in the text, just like in the Half-Life article.

I'm not sure if everyone has access to the sources I specified in the articles (all in-game literature including RESIST.TXT and both strategy guides), but I'm willing to work on referencing if you guys are unable to. Also we should take our time with this, probably even post the new articles here first (creating new threads for them) so we can refine them and perfect them before we post them to Wiki. Alternatively we can do the same on wiki, but in our user talk pages. The upside would be that we can incorporate refs and wikilinks right away and see if everything is right and the forum won't be bogged down by huge threads with different versions, instead we simply overwrite the talkpage with the new version. Old versions can be looked at using the wiki history.

I've seen users sometimes who seem to have subdirectory's of their userpage for example "user001/Test page" where they store test versions of articles they are creating. I'm not sure how this is done, but that would be ideal. We could set up such a page under anyone's account and everyone would be able to edit.

Just some thoughts on my behalf.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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01-03-2007, 04:57 PM,
#7
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
I like the idea of combining the two.

First the bombing, and then the mechs are sent in to clean up.
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01-03-2007, 05:24 PM,
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Re: Wiki Needs Work!
I also thought of incorporating the unreleased Crusader fiction I have into the article... I've uploaded one of the documents from that .zip onto the web, it explains some of the basic principals of the WEC. It MAY already be in some released fiction, but I'm not positive.

http://www.hamtwoslices.net/echosector/History2.DOC

Obviously, we should point out this is "unofficial" in a sense because it wasn't released officially... but we can assume it's accurate in the fiction since it WAS written by Origin people.

The overview shouldn't be too big, in my opinion. I think we could make a WEC page and fill all the WEC related crap in there.
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01-03-2007, 09:56 PM,
#9
Re: Wiki Needs Work!
(01-03-2007, 04:57 PM)Shadowen link Wrote: I like the idea of combining the two.

First the bombing, and then the mechs are sent in to clean up.

Simply combining the two should not be done, that would be speculation on our behalf and wikipedia is no place for speculation.

As for fiction we should only use the official sources. Wikipedia is not a place for fanfic or other non-official info. Perhaps that history document can be used on this site, but I do not think it should be used for wikipedia. Sources for wikipedia must be official sources that are available to everyone.
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01-03-2007, 09:58 PM,
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Re: Wiki Needs Work!
As for the WEC history, I think we should start with incorporating it in the main article, if gets to big, we can still cut it out to make a new article from it and make a link in the main article.
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