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The Item page overhaul project is a project which aims to improve the quality and layout of articles about items in all Fallout games, particularly items that appear in more than one game.

After a lengthy discussion about the new policies, we are introducing new format for items (particularly weapons and armor) that can be found in multiple games. Previously, the generic name, like Laser rifle, functioned as a disambiguation page, while the stats for the same item for each game, if a given item was the same in-universe, were listed on the same page (e.g. Wattz 2000 laser rifle, with stats for both FO1/2 and for FOT).

In our new version, on the other hand, the generic title is an overview page, like at Laser pistol, and there are separate pages with game-specific info for each game an item of a given type appears in with different stats, regardless of whether it is the same item in-universe, or not. We think that this helps us avoid the pages being cluttered, while pages for each game are still not entirely disconnected from one another.

ScopeEdit

All pages in Category:Items and its subcategories, especially weapons and armor.

GuidelinesEdit

Game-specific item articleEdit

Item-specific layout items
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Lead section noIcon cross yesIcon check Short summary that usually looks something like this:

"{{PAGENAME}} is a weapon in Fallout 3."

In general, it should contain:

  • Name of the item (and alternative names) in bold.
  • What type of item it is (weapon, armor, drug, edible etc) with a link to the appropriate overview page for this item and game.
  • Which games this item appears in.
Background yesIcon check noIcon cross If there is any background story/history for the item.
Characteristics yesIcon check yesIcon check Properties of this item. For drugs, these are the effects. For armor, these include damage resistance, effects and what other items they can be repaired with if any. For weapons, these include damage, special effects, what items they can be repaired with (if any) and general properties (such as what type of weapon it is etc).
Variants yesIcon check noIcon cross For weapons/armor; list of variants for this item. If the variants have own articles, these should only be linked to. If multiple variants of this item are described in the current article (on Fallout 3 armor pages, for example), a sub-section (with the name of the variant) should be made for each variant.
Locations yesIcon check noIcon cross Locations where this item can be found (fixed locations only, no random spawns).
Related quests yesIcon check noIcon cross If there are quests which are related to this item, list them here (just link them, no need to go into detail).
Notes yesIcon check noIcon cross For interesting things about the item which do not fit into the other categories. Try to keep this section to a minimum.

Overview article for multi-game itemsEdit

ParticipantsEdit

To participate, simply add your name below using {{userlink|your user name}}. Place every participant on a new line. The list is alphabetized (with the exception of the project leader). Please add your username to the list appropriately.


ProgressEdit

  • Add your name to the tasks you are currently working on (simply insert {{repeat}} ~~~, this adds your signature without date)
  • Mark tasks you have completed with {{yes}} ~~~
  • Once all other tasks have been completed, someone else should review the result. This is done to ensure nothing has been overlooked. If that has been done, add {{yes}} ~~~ to the "peer review" and "all done" columns.

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