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  • Xclockwatcher

    The world has moved on...I was there.

    I never played the earlier titles. I don't if I ever will. Sometimes I imagine I would like to try them, then I remember how standards have risen in game quality and design since the original developer released them, and then how hardware and operating system standards have changed and moved on. I like reading articles about them, the way one might enjoy a history book about things that happened in their lifetime. Such as about events that happened where one did not initially pay attention or failed to see the historical significance. However, having not experienced the events first hand in their heyday, their living historical impact is not there.

    This is true of all cultural phenomena.

    Music, games, mov…

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  • Xclockwatcher

    Stupid badges. Encouraging people to make useless pages(or make pages useless) instead of making existing ones better.

    On one hand, it encourages people to contribute by providing a 'rep' incentive which can lead to content that might not otherwise be shared. On the other hand, it litters the wiki with stub pages, expositionary article additions, and generally redundant and un-insightful material.

    If the badges were tied more directly to content improvement projects or at least didn't reward mindless contributions I might feel differently. I mean come on...where's the badge for, "You've just constructed your first wiki table in an article", or "You have helped verify [name of content here]".

    The badge system has inspired me to add a couple p…

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  • Xclockwatcher

    So I was reading some of the bugs sections on various pages. As I read them I noticed there were a lot of duplications in each of the pages I read. I know not everyone sees how one issue is related to another, but it often seemed like the other entries weren't even read. It got me thinking. What would help improve the accuracy and conciseness while reducing and preventing redundant listings.

    So I hopped on over to the Community Portal and what to my wandering eyes did appear but a list of projects to improve the quality of wiki articles. I often forget those resources are there, and that there are many dedicated people behind them.

    Now I contribute to articles here and there. Add a little, reword a little, delete some well intentioned but of…

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  • Xclockwatcher

    People need to stop using the the (Prima)guide as a reference. Every time the game is patched the book gets farther and farther out of date. Changing content to make the information more in-line with the printed guide just propagates more inaccuracy. The lists need to reflect in game values to avoid confusing people with out of date and sometimes just plain inaccurate information.

    ...It doesn't really matter what the book says, if the game implements it differently.--Xclockwatcher 01:01, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

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  • Xclockwatcher

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    That game guide(pick any one ever produced) has more mistakes in it than I can count. There's even a wiki page about its inaccuracies. People need to stop quoting it for references. It wasn't completely accurate on its release and its even less so after the last two or three rounds of patches.

    The sad thing about printed manuals is that when content gets updated all those incorrect printed volumes are still floating around out there. That doesn't even take into account that the version of the game the author played was one before it went gold for shipping. Not to mention the embellishments to fill out pages. The things it calls quest and points of interest that fill pages in the guide are sometimes merely footnotes to what the actual …

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