User talk:Jerry bush

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What the?

Your edit (five hundred adventurers) didn't make any sense, so I deleted it. I hope you're not trying to engage in vandalism. Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 11:57, 4 February 2006 (CST)

Re: Your email

All right, sorry. I didn't intend to be that harsh, I just didn't see any way that edit in the First Expedition could have made sense. Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 12:34, 5 February 2006 (CST)

Re: Assassins

Yes, the new name is better. However, please stop moving pages around until you are more familiar with the structure of the Encyclopedia, and how page moving works... --- Slartucker 12:05, 5 February 2006 (CST)

Saving often

I see that you save the article frequently whenever you make the slightest change. Please note that every time you save the entry, a copy of the entire text gets stored to the database. If you save ten times, there will be ten copies of the entry. It will be a long time before I run out of space, but I would rather not unnecessarily hasten the moment. Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 12:34, 5 February 2006 (CST)

User page

What format? The text on my user page is almost entirely unformatted, and there isn't anything to copy... Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 13:14, 5 February 2006 (CST)

Necklace of Persuasion?

Unless I'm forgetting something, the games always refer to it simply as a gold necklace. I know it has persuasive powers, but it's *called* the "gold necklace."

EE has room for a little bit of extrapolation, but we can't change the canon. If it is consistently called the same thing throughout two games, I think we gotta stick with that name. --- Slartucker 12:42, 6 February 2006 (CST)

Re:

No, it's not a "horrible" change, but it *is* a change. I'm being painstaking here -- but that's the whole point of an encyclopedia.

The dates used here, the length between wars and such, are all derived directly from the games (the "canon"). There are places where the canon does not state something precisely, and in that case, sometimes a reasonable answer has to be extrapolated. However, any time an extrapolation is made, it is made based on evidence in the games and without contradicting anything in the games.

If there's anything that looks off to you, you *should* call it out. That's the purpose of having this be a wiki. I happened to call it out quickly because I did of lot of checking when I put that article together to make sure I had accurate information, so it jumped out at me as being wrong.

In this case, not only does everyone call it a "gold necklace" (no capitals are ever used), all of the non-weapon equipment brought by the Expedition is referred to with generic descriptions (onyx scepter, _ brooch, and so on). It would be really out of flavor to start calling one of them something else. To me, that clearly counts as contradicting the games.

(I should mention that there's one sort of exception, which is some stuff the Blades community put together at some point -- mostly old Empire history plus Novah. It has been in use in the community for some years, I gather, so it's sort of become canon despite not being in the games.) --- Slartucker 13:33, 6 February 2006 (CST)

Generic descriptions like the "Orb of Thralni", for instance. :P You have a point though. Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 18:32, 6 February 2006 (CST)

Signing

Please sign all messages you leave on talk pages with ~~~~. This will insert your name and a timestamp, without which it is very inconvenient to find out who posted a certain message.

You can modify your signature on the Preferences page, by the way.

Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 23:32, 8 February 2006 (CST)

Please DO sign things

Like I said earlier already, please add four tildes to the end of every single message you write in a talk page. Yes, I know it is possible to look at the page history and see which member added what message, and when. However, once the talk page gets longer and possibly has to be pruned, it gets impossible to see who wrote what unless the additions are signed. So:

~~~~

It's not that hard. It isn't terrible if you forget it once or twice, either, just edit the page again and add it.

Arancaytar | Send Reply! --- That is not dead which can eternal lie... 00:51, 13 December 2006 (PST)

Hello to you too.

Nice to see someone else around.

--Milla 15:45, 25 April 2012 (PDT)