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Zikkun

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  • I live in UK
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  • And that thing it is lacking, is bacon.

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  • Hi Zik,

    Here's the demo page for Gaikau assets- http://tera.wikia.com/wiki/Gaikai_Demo_Page- where you can click to play the game. This is just a test page; we will create something like it with intro text where you can play the game from. We'd like to place a few traffic driver banners on your main page and on the top 5 wiki pages (would you like to recommend them?)....

    We're hoping to launch soon!

    Peter@Wikia 21:01, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

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    • Greetings Peter,

      Yes, I've heard from George that it's planned to be released soon this week and be fully integrated. I like the create assets, they seem very welcoming.

      Feel free to add the banners on your own, an editor will eventually fix any noticeable issues if any are found as that's the nature of wikis. I'd like to ask though, what do you mean exactly by top 5 wiki pages?

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    • Oh, I just mean the most viewed/edited pages. Wherever you think people will see it the most really...

      Peter@Wikia 15:27, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

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    • Quests Races Skills Classes Weapons

      These are 5 pages I believe people will most likely visit as an index of information. I just hope they won't mess up the page. They will be on the right sidebar, correct?

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  • Hey Zik,

    Natsu has finished up the templates she's been working on and has implemented them into the current wiki. Everything may appear extremely broken at the moment but pages just need a couple tweaks and they will work properly again. So again, don't freak out, this update is going to make adding new templates and editing the current ones FAR easier then before. I will also be working on updating posts tomorrow throughout the day, and may do a little tonight before I head to sleep.

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    • I haven't tried it yet, I'll probably do it tomorrow. Gonna go to sleep soonish, just waiting on my velika port so I can turn in my dailies... Getting kinda late here.

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    • Do you think you could help me with something quickly before you go to bed?

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  • Hi Zik,

    We're setting up a page for Gakai to test their game demo on, fyi; the page is http://tera.wikia.com/wiki/GaiKai_Demo_Page

    Cheers, Peter@Wikia 21:48, June 25, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Zik, we're speaking with En Masse today at 2pm. Please let me know what I can request from them for your wiki-- assets, stats, an interview, whatever you think would benefit the wiki... thanks, Peter@Wikia 19:22, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

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    • Doubtful, En Masse Entertainment has such a great customer support, that it's better off just opening a 24/7 live chat with them, where they can reply instantly to any question. That, is mostly because they wouldn't release things to a website if it wasn't released to the public to begin with. Look at the Official Team Fortress Wiki for example. Valve and their wiki community are so connected with each other, that they post links to the inside to game that lead directly to the wiki, yet you don't see Valve give them information they were never meant to find out if they weren't there.

      The only thing I could possibly see benefiting us, is if they could give us a shout-out on their main page. They did so to multiple fansites, but never to the TERA Wiki. I nor any editor gains any profit from this wiki, our main goal and mostly any other wiki on the Wikia network's goal is to grow bigger and create a community.

      Thanks Peter.

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  • Hi Zik, I wanted to let you know that Wikia has been in touch with Gaikai recently (at E3) and we have a really cool offer to extend to this community. Gaikai really wants to promote Tera through this wiki! Among the options discussed were you guys talking directly with Gaikai about the game and putting playable promos of Tera on this wiki. What do you think? Please let me know your thoughs as soon as you can and I will gladly put you directly in touch with Wikia's Director of Programming, Gaming. Best, Peter@Wikia 18:56, June 13, 2012 (UTC)

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    • Greetings Peter, Firstly I would like to apologize for large delay, I had so medical problems I had to take care of and was unable to login yesterday.

      I've heard about Gaikai, it's an open platform to simulate a real demo of a game which highly depends on bandwidth, like OnLive, correct?

      Although I don't completely understand the situation, Gaikai are offering playable demos of TERA on the TERA Wiki, or the other way around, in which they direct people to the TERA Wiki from their locations?

      Surely you have more experience than me Peter, vastly much more at any fields related to advertisements and such, but from my personal perspective point of view, I would already assume that people whom are visiting the TERA Wiki already brought the game, wouldn't they? In which case wouldn't be really deemed as a promotion to us, but them. I don't know, maybe I'm overlooking something.

      Regardless, as you probably already seen, the TERA Wiki is still in a stubby situation in which we're missing a great majority of content to be considered informative. If the case is that you believe such offer from Gaikai could expend the TERA Wiki and bring in more contributions, than I, and any other person who's already active here wouldn't deny such offer.

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    • Hi Zik, thanks for the reply and hope your medical issues are behind you! So to clarify, Gaikai is offering playable demos on the Tera Wiki. You are right in that this will only be of interest to the non-core Tera fans. That said, Gaikai has promised to work in conjunection with the developer on this effort to maximize its promotional value. We will most likely be able to faciliate a direct dialogue between yourself and the developer (for an interview, for instance). I can also offer you the full promotional support of Wikia- spotlights, global nav placements, house ads, all bringing people to the wiki. We can also help you to build content here to make the wiki more comprehensive and detailed. If the majority of this sounds good to you, please let me know your email address and I'll send you an email putting you in touch with our Programming Director, Gaming. Thanks Zik! Peter@Wikia 22:41, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Think you missed my message when I had mentioned I uploaded the pic for the background :x soul says he likes the one with the fade/shadow in the middle and on the bottom (and I agree... I think it makes it have a more "3D"/layered look, like the body is creating a shadow on the background picture), so I uploaded that one as a jpg but then figured you might want to see it without the shadow. The psd file is also below if you want to soften the shadows or change the rate of the fade out at the bottom.
    Example without site body creating shadow
    Example with site body creating shadow
    JPG with site body creating shadow
    PSD file

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  • When you get a chance, check out QuestTest and tell me what you think. The info on the page is based off an actual quest, minus the "Recommended for party of 3"--that's just there so I could see what it would look like.

    QuestTTtest shows what the tooltip looks like (for later use in Quest Progress templates, for chain quests). The [Lvl60]Questname looks kinda bleh to me, but it matches how they have it in the ingame questlog...

    Still working on a template for armor/weapon quest rewards (since they're class-specific) and might edit the questbox info/parameters to match the reward... but wanted feedback on what you thought of the general quest page layout and if more/less info should be included in the tooltip. Thanks~

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    • QuestTest does look indeed look very refined, and it's great that you're looking forward for some otherside feedback.

      I personally see a trouble with Start and End. Unlikely WoW, TERA chose to have the annoying type of questing system where there's mini-completes labeled as a question mark. Shouldn't be a problem to be included to the quest page itself, but the tooltip is a different case.

      The objective section needs to be more of a guide. Although it's an encyclopedia, chances are that if a person got to that page, s/he'll want exact information of how to complete it. You don't need to improve it, but in a manual style form, it should include item links, NPC links and coordinates (which I will try to implement, if they're wanted). Not literally a guide, but just links and maybe brackets, for example:

       * Check the Device.
       * Find [[Adean]].
       * Check the condition of the analysis device. (Use [[Insert I don't know how you're named Item #81]] at [[Insert random location here]])
       * Return the analysis device to [[Deresk]]. 
      

      I love the script section, simply fantastic for readers. And I don't know what else to say, it's just awesome.

      Rewards are great, I'll get you a compact reward template working in a bit.

      Notes is not always needed unless we got a trivial quest name (Which actually happens often, did you notice that? I even noticed a All Our Base Are Belong to Us reference), I don't really understand media, patch history seems like it's worth logging, but I do wonder how progressive they'll do it, and there's no external links, we're sadly the most active resource.

      If you're wondering about the Wiki forms, Wikia said no, for the time being.

       "Hello,
       Thanks for contacting Wikia.
       I'm sorry, but due to a technical issue, Wikia is not able to enable Semantic MediaWiki at this time for any wiki. We are fighting stability issues with the wikis currently with SMW and are hoping a version upgrade that will be going through June and early July will fix the issue. If it does, we will be able to enable those extensions once again.
       I will go ahead and add your wiki to a list of wikis we will contact once the extension is available again.
       Sorry for the trouble and hope this helps!"
      

      Lame how they call "your wiki", if I wanted my own wiki, I would have bought a domain already.

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  • First of all, I want to apologize for the delay in my responses, and for seemingly ignoring your first message (regarding the implementation of a chat). Life around here has been a bit hectic as of late, so I haven't had as much time to check the wiki as I would have liked.

    Either way, after reading your second, to-the-point and rather boot-to-the-head message, I decided to take some time and have a look at the wiki features offered, as well as the one you suggested. As you can see, the idea of a chat indeed seemed like a great idea, and thus I have enabled it. I also enabled a couple of additional features (such as message walls) to hopefully make the wiki a bit more user and community friendly.

    In regards to the Administrative positions you mentioned, you can understand why I'm a bit reluctant. While I admit that I am a bit new to the idea of managing a wiki, I am by no means new to the concept of administrating a community. I have had my fair share of bad experiences, which has taught me to be very careful when it comes to giving out moderative and administrative positions, as some people cannot handle that kind of power/responsibility and quickly turns into self-centered assholes who bans to the left and right. However after reviewing some of the pages you've made and edited, and having a look at the activity log, I came to realize that not only are you our most active user and contributor, but you seem genuinely willing to help this wiki. Thus I have decided to trust you with an administrative position (for now), to both help you in your effort to make this wiki better, and to evaluate how you handle that kind of responsibility. Should you turn out to be a great asset to this wiki, then we can discuss upgrading your permissions to beurocrat so that you may appoint sub-administrators and helpers.

    Again, thanks for your messages, your suggestions, and your contributions. And congratulations on your newly appointed position as the first TERA Wiki Administrator. May you always walk the path of light, and may your actions be guided by Arun and Shara.

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    • That was my exact thought, Rexxagon.

      As much as I love collecting achievements, I honestly didn't believe Wikis are meant for such as people may easily abuse their given powers to do. It's as low as believing one can own a page.

      I thought there was more to it, seeing as how there's over 100,000 Wikis featuring (The Wiki Features page says so, apparently?). But then I started looking around other Wikis on the Wikia network and seen that most of them do include things that would be easily abused (100 edits, 500 images, or editing everyday), not to mention nobody has the powers to remove one's achievements!

      The highest we can take this is probably not so far, such as "You've edited your user page!" "You've been registered for 2 months." or "Login everyday for 30 days", but that's as far as I can see it go, and will clearly not pile up into a big list of achievements, making it a bit irrelevant.

      Regarding blogs, the blog posts seems to take 2 days to enter the main page, I suppose it's just a cache issue, I think if it into a form of template it will update much often. Leading on with that, I have made a news article about a new design to the wiki that everyone can submit their suggestions, and we'll start in a few days if we get enough submissions. You could try to participate as well, I was surprised how easy it is to use the Theme Designer!

      In latest activities, I've been trying to implement tooltips (Which isn't going quite well) and complete the skill pages. Luvere, a new editor has also been contributing in the NPC and lore section of the TERA Wiki and Kittorobi has also done a great contribution of images.

      (I wonder if I'm still supposed to sign these kind of Wall Messages, haha.)

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    • No need to sign the wall messages, they kinda sign themselves now. Which is why I like them so much; Threaded view and not have to worry about signing or formatting. :P

      It's great to know that we're slowly gaining reputable users who's willing to help out with the wiki. :)

      Also, I checked out your news article, and added a little comment of my own which I hope will be helpful somehow.

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