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Archive 1 July - October

Wiki discussion

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Main page proposals

Before making any large changes to the wiki homepage, please propose them here first to gather feedback.

Technical thingies

I wrote an article on the Map Format. It could be useful, although I haven't tried using the information yet. Do we want a technical section? --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 22:13, 4 July 2013 (MDT)

I went and made a category: Category:Technical --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 23:19, 4 July 2013 (MDT)
Looks good. Count (talk) 02:34, 5 July 2013 (MDT)
Alphabetical order

Can we please maintain alphabetical order for stuff on the Main Page? Namely, the maps.

If you want to, you can also move the Valentines DLC into its own subheader, like I've done with Template:MapsNav.

--Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 02:59, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

Everything should now be in alphabetical order, except for classic mode content which is at the bottom to separate it a bit, and the DLC has it's own section. Not sure what the best thing to do with the classic mode stuff is - should it be in it's own section too? Count (talk) 03:30, 5 July 2013 (MDT)
Possibly. I don't have 1.x, and I'm not getting 1.x until they release a Linux build and a server we can use, so I'm not the best person to ask on this subject. --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 03:46, 5 July 2013 (MDT)
State of Linux support

I went and wrote an article on how well-supported Linux is (it's not). Not sure how to fit that onto the wiki, but it should be useful somewhat.

--Marisa Kirisame <3 (talk) 03:00, 13 September 2013 (MDT)

Main Page Banner

I think it'd be good to advertise our Steam group a bit and get some more members. I was discussing this with Marisa and think a banner on the main page would be a good idea, like the ones we've had for 100 members, the Custom Clash event etc. What do you guys think?


-- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:47, 15 September 2013 (MDT)

Seems pretty good to me. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 10:29, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
Good stuff, I'll add it to the main page later. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 13:11, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
Now on the main page. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:09, 16 September 2013 (MDT)
I think I'll add a link to the sidebar too (underneath the Twitter link), sound ok to everyone? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 10:11, 17 September 2013 (MDT)
OK to me. While you're at it please fix the forum link, the https url doesn't work for whatever reason. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 10:51, 17 September 2013 (MDT)
Strange, worked when I added it a while back. Fixed anyway. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 16:57, 17 September 2013 (MDT)
Do you mind un-protecting the sidebar for a few minutes? I have a couple ideas. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 17:09, 17 September 2013 (MDT)
If you've got some ideas could you post them here first? Editing the sidebar is a large change and I'd prefer that any changes were discussed first before being implemented. Unfortunately it's not possible to add images to the sidebar if that's what you're thinking. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 17:34, 17 September 2013 (MDT)
Never mind. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 18:10, 17 September 2013 (MDT)

Poll Suggestions

Suggest questions for the poll on the main page here.

I think we should ask if they would like new maps to be added or some different gamemodes--Links (talk) 12:59, 7 September 2013 (MDT)
So something like "What would you most like to see added to Ace of Spades?
  • New maps
  • New game modes
  • Other
  • Nothing"
Sort of thing? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 17:04, 8 September 2013 (MDT)
You know what I voted for. I'm doing something about it. You can tell by my edit history. --Marisa Kirisame <3 (talk) 00:39, 26 September 2013 (MDT)

I think a poll about whether people have purchased the DLC or not would be a good one. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 09:27, 16 August 2013 (MDT)

Good idea, I'll do it when the next poll goes up. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:55, 1 September 2013 (MDT)
This poll is now up on the main page. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 17:04, 8 September 2013 (MDT)

Help and questions

Got any questions about the wiki? Post them here.

Is it my browser or..?

Every time i go to the front page, it shows it like this.
Is it my browser incorrectly displaying it, or is it the page? - Pauliux00 (talk) 09:43, 26 July 2013 (MDT)

I think it's because of the width of the div the header is in. I've increased it so it should display correctly on all screen sizes - is it working for you now? - Count (talk) 12:19, 26 July 2013 (MDT)
Yes, it displays correctly now. - Pauliux00 (talk) 01:48, 27 July 2013 (MDT)
Good stuff. :) - Count (talk) 12:23, 28 July 2013 (MDT)
Image Captions

I've been having problems trying to add a caption/tooltip with my Wiki Team signature image. The source is [[File:Wikiteam.png|30px|link=|Wiki Team]], am I doing something wrong here? --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 12:05, 1 September 2013 (MDT)

I think the issue is the "link=". If you remove that then the caption displays correctly. I think this is an issue with the MediaWiki software the Wiki uses, but I'll do some more research and let you know if I find a fix. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 17:14, 8 September 2013 (MDT)
Ah, right. The new source I'm using for the image is [[File:Wikiteam.png|Wiki Team]]. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 13:23, 10 September 2013 (MDT)

What the title of this section is what's really bugging me with my userpage template. I'd really like to find a way to have different text than {{{TemplateName}}} in unentered fields (ex. for the statsheet content box I'd like to have 0s on unentered fields). Do you know of any way to do this? --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 05:52, 28 September 2013 (MDT)


For any discussions not covered by the other sections.

0.x vs 1.x naming

I, alongside most 0.x players, get offended when people use the term "Prototype". 0.x was never intended as a mere prototype, but rather as a game itself, and is different enough to warrant its own community.

What should we refer to each version as?

I prefer 0.x vs 1.x, but Voxlap vs Steam might work, too.

The term "Build and Shoot" isn't really fitting in my view. While I nosey around that corner of the internet, the game was always called "Ace of Spades". But Build and Shoot could be worth writing about...

Just my counterfeit 2-cent coin. I'm not really going to give you 2 cents. But if you want to give me money, I'll be more than happy to take it... --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 01:55, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

This is a good point. I think I've used the term 'prototype', 'beta', 'original', '.75' on the wiki so far, the lack of consistency could get confusing and I agree that 'prototype' isn't the best word for it - it isn't a prototype really, and people don't generally refer to it as that.
I quite like 0.x vs 1.x too. Perhaps the best solution would be to say something like 0.x (Voxlap) and 1.x (Steam) when they are first mentioned in an article, and then just 0.x and 1.x after.
Would like to hear some more opinions on this.
As I Brit I'm not sure 2 cents would be particularly useful to me anyway and I do have 2 pence you could have I suppose.
Count (talk) 02:33, 5 July 2013 (MDT)
Most references to the 'prototype' should now have been removed. Count (talk) 09:15, 9 July 2013 (MDT)

So yeah, we should try and be consistent with capitalisation. Should things such as weapons, classes and maps by capitalised when referenced in articles? Count (talk) 02:58, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

I would say Yes to this. --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 03:10, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

Yes. --Travas2 (talk) 03:20, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

Ooo, fancy voting templates. Seems like we have a consensus, capitalisation it is. Count (talk) 05:33, 6 July 2013 (MDT)
Previous Wiki

I've kindly been sent some information from the previous wiki Might be useful when making edits Count (talk) 07:55, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

I cant see the pastebin file, link me to it please :D--Links (talk) 13:01, 7 September 2013 (MDT)
This stuff from Build 2652 might be more accurate, though it's a bit out of date in places: --Marisa Kirisame (talk) <3 18:15, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

This will definitely be helpful. Thank you Marisa Kirisame & Count.

--Travas2 (talk) 22:48, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

That looks really useful - thanks. Count (talk) 03:11, 6 July 2013 (MDT)
Class Data

Noogleti has posted a topic with some information and data on the Ace of Spades classes here, the speed, jump height and quotes seems especially useful - Count (talk) 13:30, 12 July 2013 (MDT)

Pages for player made maps

So I was thinking it'd be cool if people could create wiki articles for maps they have created - the pages could include maps, screenshots, information on the map, suggested tactics if they set up their map to be used in a certain way (E.g. 'the buildings can be used for sniping) etc.

The player made maps could be separated from the other content by placing them in a 'Community map' namespace.


- Count (talk) 04:15, 19 July 2013 (MDT)

Well, unless they're "Approved" or Popular, because we'd get an overflow of maps.
If you could do so something like a map submission application, like Title, Description, Map Image, In game screenshots and such, that would be great.
- Pauliux00 (talk) 06:48, 19 July 2013 (MDT)
Map Editor Article

I just created a Map Editor article and added it to the main page. TntMatthew (talk) 11:49, 27 July 2013 (MDT)

Nice job, it's coming along really well! :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:35, 29 July 2013 (MDT)
WIP Category

I went ahead and made a category for WIP articles. Any pages with {{WIP}} in them will be automatically listed there. Category:Work in Progress --TntMatthew (talk) 11:38, 29 July 2013 (MDT)

Good stuff. The distinction I've been making is that WIP articles are visibly undergoing a revamp - for example the Weapons and Equipment page had some items in the new table, and some items in the old list for a while, whilst Stub articles have only the most basic details and are missing a lot of information. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:35, 29 July 2013 (MDT)
I only added it because I thought it was necessary to view WIP articles grouped up in alphabetical order. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
I think it was a good addition. Good job. --Travas2 (talk) 12:46, 29 July 2013 (MDT)
Yeah me too, definitely makes sense to add it. ^^ -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:50, 29 July 2013 (MDT)
Article for Removed Content

I have created a page for removed content; I think it would be useful. Removed Content --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--

Articles for Game Mode Things

Next up from me are articles for various game mode items: Intel Bomb Diamond And an article for Sudden Death, just for good measure: Sudden Death --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--

EDIT: Broken page link - fixed it now --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
New page for the Command Post in Classic CTF: Command Post --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
I don't think "cp" is Command Post, it's Capture Point. Unless you've got some proof, I suggest you change it to "Capture Point"
- Pauliux00 (talk) 03:14, 31 July 2013 (MDT)
The Offical Changelog for Build Content 218 calls it the Command Post, and the old 0.x wiki calls it the Command Post as well. I'm not entirely sure you can change page names on the wiki anyway. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
Looks like Command Post is the most commonly used term. I've set up a redirect so that people who search for Capture Point get taken to the correct article anyway. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 04:16, 31 July 2013 (MDT)
Thanks Count. :) --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
New article for Airstrikes: Airstrike --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) 12:42, 29 July 2013 (MDT) BoltActionBlue.png ♠--
Bug Reporting Article

Made an article where you can report bugs. Bugs --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (talk) BoltActionBlue.png ♠-- 10:45, 4 August 2013 (MDT)

Wiki Badges

I've had an idea for badges given as awards for doing things. I've already set up a page at User:TntMatthew/Badges which has the badges in, and I've added all three to myself. Basically, it will add an extra "Badges" section to your userpage if you want to receive badges which will display all badges obtained. If anybody other than me wants to get the badges just say in either my talk page or the badges talk page. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 13:56, 8 September 2013 (MDT)

EDIT Looks as if this isn't really anything anybody else is interested in. Bit of a disappointment tbh as it does take the effort of figuring out how the badge would look like then whipping up the image --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 10:59, 14 September 2013 (MDT)
Delete Template

I've made a template which we can mark pages to be deleted. The format is {{delete|reason}}. and mark the page on the Marked for Deletion category. (Don't delete this page though!) --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 11:01, 9 September 2013 (MDT)

EDIT: Looked at the cat and the 2 pages which I marked aren't listed. Noinclude bug? Removed template so it isn't on the cat.
Looking good mate. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 08:58, 10 September 2013 (MDT)
Latest data for protocol version 122 (I don't know the build number)

Here you go! This is for the main release, not the beta. --Marisa Kirisame <3 (talk) 18:55, 14 September 2013 (MDT)

Awesome, cheers Marisa. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 19:42, 14 September 2013 (MDT)
Aaaand... User PAge Template!

I just created Template:Userpage. If you're thinking "what's the point of this?" the point is to make making coolish looking userpages for those who don't really know complex MediaWiki-ing. I'll be making an instruction page and adding more to it later. I was inspired by a template similar to this one on another wiki I'm on, but I didn't rip off the source, I wrote everything myself. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 13:14, 27 September 2013 (MDT)

EDIT: User:TntMatthew/Userpage Template
Looking good! :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 11:48, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
Count's To-Do List

So I've been thinking about what should be a priority to finish on the Wiki. Right now I'm thinking:

  1. Finish up the St. Valentine's Day Massacre Pack DLC pages - they are mostly stubs and need additional detail.
  2. Finish the map pages. Again these need more detail, things such as an infobox, a description of the map, tactics that could be used, screenshots in a gallery, related achievements etc. would all be good additions I think.
  3. Complete any other pages in the stubs category - there's still quite a few that need work.

What do you guys think? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:52, 15 September 2013 (MDT)

Well, Template:Maps was made and it's basically an infobox but I think it needs more than just map name, map image and game modes. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 10:28, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
What else do you think could go there? --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 10:45, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
Yeah I know about the InfoBox but it's only on a few of the pages right now. As Travas said what else do you think should be added? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 13:10, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
Well not really sure, I just feel as if more can be fitted in but I can't get my head round what. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 13:28, 15 September 2013 (MDT)
I've been thinking of this and haven't come up with anything either. There's not a lot of information you can provide about maps. Date added is the only thing I can think of right now. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:10, 16 September 2013 (MDT)
Map Info Boxes

I'm going to be going through and adding infoboxes to all the map pages. If anyone wants to help out that would be great. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 11:01, 25 September 2013 (MDT)

All the maps now have InfoBoxes, but they still need filling out with descriptions, tactics etc. - would greatly appreciate some help with this. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 11:36, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
Facebook Page

Hey guys, I've set up a Facebook page for the Wiki at Like with the Twitter I'm not going to be spamming people asking them to like it every 2 minutes, but it's there if you want to check it out.

I'm currently adding the finishing touches to our YouTube channel too which may be used for video guides etc. in the future. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 11:48, 29 September 2013 (MDT)

Wait. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 11:49, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
*Waits*. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:02, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
"Wait a second. Wiki youtube channel." was my reaction when you said "our youtube channel". --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 12:11, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
Oooh, YouTube channel? Should totally use the outro I just made! (If you want, of course) Also, the outro is kinda long but it has to be so the audio isn't all rushed. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 13:36, 29 September 2013 (MDT)
That's awesome! Would love to use it. I'll post a proper discussion about the YT soon. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 16:01, 29 September 2013 (MDT)

On another Facebook related note, Jagex have kindly given us a bit of a plug on their FB page. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 15:42, 30 September 2013 (MDT)


The background for the wiki is absolutely great but the green tree in the top right corner makes the links there extremely hard to see.

--Travas2 (talk) 23:07, 5 July 2013 (MDT)

I agree - I'll look into changing it. Count (talk) 03:11, 6 July 2013 (MDT)
A background on the links bar should do the trick. --Marisa Kirisame <3 (talk) 17:13, 6 July 2013 (MDT)
Something a bit like this maybe? Count (talk) 09:11, 9 July 2013 (MDT)
I've gone ahead and added a background to the personal links div. May look into making it a bit prettier in the future. - Count (talk) 14:25, 12 July 2013 (MDT)