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It does my heart good to see another person with a passion for editing. I confess to not know much about Rome II, but if you need any assistance (say for grammar checking or infoboxes), please let me know. I look forward to working with you.
Okay thanks, right now I am focusing on newest TW games. Nanomat (talk) 15:17, September 9, 2015 (UTC)
Would you mind naming your images something more understandable than File:10690295_698649343543602_7095783148037545156_n.jpg when you upload them? Юра 22:04, September 16, 2015 (UTC)
Okay Nanomat (talk) 13:00, September 18, 2015 (UTC)
Flag trivia Edit
I remember that when you were on ETW wiki you did some beautiful sections on flag trivia. Would you mind completing the list for consistency's sake for the rest of the pages? They're a great read and I really think they add to the content of the pages. Brainwasher5 (talk) 12:13, September 22, 2015 (UTC)
Yeah sure, I'll work on them. Nanomat (talk) 14:01, September 22, 2015 (UTC)
Re: Linking to WikipediaEdit
Because this is not wikipedia; linking to any outside source (let alone wikipedia, which anyone can edit) makes the page look unprofessional. If you wish to use wikipedia as a reference leave it in a reference section, Brainwasher5 (talk) 00:12, December 17, 2015 (UTC)
Every wiki has its own models. I would much rather we have something along the lines of a reference or further reading section at the bottom and say "for further reading, see (wikipedia link on the same page). If you feel strongly about this we can discuss with the other admins and contributors; if a majority of them agree with you we can use your system. Brainwasher5 (talk) 00:39, December 17, 2015 (UTC)
I'd also add that one of the things I demand most in any wiki I administer is consistency of the pages. Not every topic here is going to be covered by wikipedia and it's inevitable that we'd get pages where we can't link to wikipedia, leading to inconsistency. Brainwasher5 (talk) 01:39, December 22, 2015 (UTC)
I noticed (embarrassingly late) that you made a change on the Mountain Troops page on either the ETW wiki or on both that reflected its regiment size on the smallest unit settings. I'm currently doing an edit of all ETW unit pages to reflect unit sizes on all settings for all factions. If you'd like, you can review the 1st Delaware page as an example to help me out. Brainwasher5 (talk) 05:59, June 20, 2016 (UTC)
- I completed all the line infantry, militias and grenadiers units. I was also wondering would it be possible to have some tabs indicating which size corresponds to which size setting. Cheers Nanomat (talk) 15:00, June 20, 2016 (UTC)
- Not gonna lie--I'm terrible with infoboxes. We might have best luck with YuriKaslov, who designed them in the first place, but he/she/they aren't editing here anymore as far as I know. Thanks for your help by the way. Brainwasher5 (talk) 03:11, June 21, 2016 (UTC)
Speaking of TabsEdit
Check out what I did on the Cuirassiers (Napoleon: Total War) page. A lot of the units in NTW have significant art and stats differences, so it can come in handy for editing other NTW pages if you're up for it. Brainwasher5 (talk) 02:42, June 27, 2016 (UTC)
- Yeah, I was thinking of exactly the same thing but you did it before me. This way we can merge the Grenadiers with Grenadiers (Prussia) and Grenadiers (Spain). BTW check out the Grenadiers page to see what I did with the unit size section, it looks sloppy, but thats all I can come up with for now. If you don't like it just revert it. Nanomat (talk) 15:02, June 27, 2016 (UTC)
- Unfortunately writing down the tabs as "Small/Medium/Large/Ultra" in such a small box ends up with the text being on two lines instead of one, which looks awkward. In my opinion I think it should be fine to just leave it with numbers such as 30/60/90/120 and then maybe link the "soldiers per regiment" title to a new page explaining unit sizes and how they work. Even without a page link it should be pretty self-explanatory what 30/60/90/120 means to anyone who's played the total war games.
- I'll get to work merging the grenadier pages (and condensing pages with differing stats, such as a lot of the ship pages) after Yuri hopefully gets the infoboxes to also be able to list out the stats. Brainwasher5 (talk) 06:26, June 28, 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately I have no idea how to do it--though I believe Fidei and Yuri were discussing it a while back. I'll look into how to change wallpapers, unless you want to give it a try? Brainwasher5 (talk) 00:37, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
If memory serves me correctly, Yuri had a wallpaper from Attila prepared, but had some sort of formatting issue that Fidei might've had a solution for. You might want to ask Fidei on this. Brainwasher5 (talk) 09:12, July 9, 2016 (UTC)
Great job on the wallpaper. I confess I'm not a fan of the blue background, if only because unread links now appear in a purple color, which might be confusing for those coming from wikis where a purple link means something you'e clicked before.
Update on the ETW pages: most of the infantry pages now reflect regiment sizes depending on unit sizes except mounted infantry. For some reason that must have slipped my to-do list, a lot of the infantry aren't categorized as Empire: Total War infantry. Feel free to help out if you have time! Brainwasher5 (talk) 03:44, July 12, 2016 (UTC)
Dumb of me Edit
I think I deleted a template that turned out to actually be important. I restored it. See if everything works out fine now. If it doesn't, then I'm kind of stumped because I've deleted or tinkered with nothing else lately. Brainwasher5 (talk) 00:02, August 4, 2016 (UTC)
It is ok now. Nanomat (talk) 17:12, August 4, 2016 (UTC)
I'm actually looking forward to the vanilla campaign more. After literally nearly 2,000 hours on Empire and NTW I'm a little burned out on the gunpowder era, though I definitely plan on getting (and enjoying) FOTS afterward.
Created a TWS2 page Edit
Please give it a look, if you have time. I still have not played it, so I'm really shooting in the dark here. I modified the existing TWS2 infobox to conform more to ETW and NTW infobox standards, so I'm not sure if the thing adequately displays all stats. Brainwasher5 (talk) 16:02, April 8, 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what an appropriate color would be; I just used the color from the existing TWS2 template. What do you think it should be? I think color was discussed on the forum some time ago.
I have conflicted feelings about color palette for FOTS. On one hand, units from previous expansions of games (Warpath Campaign and Peninsular Campaign for ETW and NTW respectively) used the same color scheme from their vanilla counterparts. On the other hand, FOTS is sold as a separate game entirely from TWS2 and has dramatically different content. But it uses the same engines and similar gameplay mechanics? I'm not sure. Brainwasher5 (talk) 03:15, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
Rome 2 Infobox pictures discussion Edit
I'm opening a topic in the general discussion forum regarding the Rome 2 infoboxes. Just wanted to let you know.
No, I was the creator and crat until some assface hijacked it and claimed that I was being a tyrant, and engaged in edit wars with me to the point of endless irritation. I quit because I didn't need that crap in my life, and then he applied for crat rights and now runs it with an iron fist (I assume, he did half a year ago). If you want to edit there go knock yourself out, however I guarantee you that any work you write there will be molested and deleted.
I did create the housing pages for Pharaoh though, and from a cursory glance he didn't delete most of my work there, so I'm glad you found it helpful. I'm a big fan of Pharaoh myself so if you ever want to discuss it it would be my pleasure. Brainwasher5 (talk) 00:31, May 7, 2017 (UTC)
It was aggravating in a different sense because he constantly deleted my edits and was furious at me because I "treated the wiki like it was my private property", yet whenever I reverted his edits or made other changes to the pages he'd be livid that I "treated the wiki like it was my private property". His rule (and keep in mind that he was just some editor while I was crat) was that anything he wrote was law, and anything I wrote was against the best interests of the wiki. He still believes that, I have no doubt, and I hope that wiki rots to this day with no traffic and no editors.
NTW Portrait art Edit
Well, it's an excellent find. I find it kind of sad that we had all this art for the various muslim characters and you can't even play as the ottomans or anyone in the singleplayer campaign.
We're still missing a couple of portraits...they have a couple of stylized version of real portraits around, and I would be really happy if we found them. Brainwasher5 (talk) 16:29, May 13, 2017 (UTC)
RE: Gunnery School Edit
Thanks for checking. I can't find the Indian pic so I'm holding off for now, and I did not realize that the Western pic was a duplicate of the Ordnance Board.
Let me finish with the other Empire Total War pages before I fix the Gunnery School errors.
I'm still compiling data on each faction (there are well over two dozen, after all), and will edit each faction to reflect this after I've got all the data down for each faction.
As far as I can tell, there are two categories of historical grievances/friendships. One is at the beginning of the campaign, and the other is if a faction emerges. A faction emerges if it was previously destroyed but it has a successful rebellion or its home region(s) is liberated. In this case, the data I put up is following the second set of rules: I had set up a game (as France) where I had destroyed every faction that can emerge, and then let the entire map rebel.
After I finish documenting all of these, I'll need to boot up a new campaign and record all of the first set (the set of grievances/friendships that are present at the beginning of the campaign). I know that they are different and that differences are significant. For example, the Batavian Republic has extremely good relationships with most of the allied powers at the beginning of the game, but is much less enthusiastic if they newly emerge. Brainwasher5 (talk) 17:43, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
Could you rename page please
RE: Polish SpellingEdit
To prove my right on the original issue, a screenshot straight from the game.
So, if the game itself uses Polish spelling for this building, maybe it was right for me to use the original spelling - Polish in this case - just like the German one we talked about earlier?
Not to mention, a lot of towns and units in this game use Polish, Swedish, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian and Turkic spelling (maybe there are even more languages I missed).
One more spelling questionEdit
Considering our previous discussion, will it be right for me to edit the respective pages to reflect the original spelling?
For example, as I mentioned before, the Mexico faction is spelled México in-game (Spanish), yet I noticed that the page uses the English spelling instead.
I will look through pages when I have time, find if there is anything else need correcting.
RE: Converging pagesEdit
I tired going with your suggestion, but, unfortunately, I can not create a tabber within a tabber. Either I lack the skill, or this option was not forseen. ArsenVitiuk (talk) 16:05, December 13, 2017 (UTC)
Tabs in tabsEdit
Splitting the Rebels pageEdit
I propose that we keep the Rebel page as is for general information that overlaps some to all games (such as the fact that rebels spawn when a region is too unhappy), but we create one page for rebels for each game that has them. Problem is, I know next to nothing about rebels outside of ETW, NTW and S2TW. Do you know much about the rest of the games' rebels? Brainwasher5 (talk) 18:02, November 2, 2018 (UTC)
- The main issue I saw in the current Rebels page is that the Notes mixes facts from all the TW game rebels and some of the things are not very clear, like for example, "If a faction is eliminated, any troops and generals it had will become rebels." This is true for MTW2 and Rome 1 but it doesn't apply to Empire, in my current ETW game I just captured Mughals' last region and their armies simply vanished.
- On the other hand, we have situations like in Shogun 2 where we have different rebels with different unit rosters. I believe even in earlier games like Rome 1 and MTW2 there are different rebel "cultural subgroups" that actually get different units. That's why I think we definitely need to have articles for rebels in each game and their characteristics unique to this particular game and then maybe we will need to have subsections with different subtypes and rosters. Having all this info on a single rebels article would be too much. Nanomat (talk) 02:22, November 3, 2018 (UTC)
I agree. The next question that should be resolved is how detailed we should divide the rebel information into. In ETW there are technically dozens of different rebel factions with slightly differing unit rosters, and it's nearly as bad in Napoleon. I think we could put all the rebel groups under one single page for each game as subsections. Brainwasher5 (talk) 21:16, November 3, 2018 (UTC)
- I found this topic here which provides a link to this comprehensive list of the ETW rebel (and factions in general) "groupings". It is very useful as it details exactly to which group a particular faction belongs, with this information at hand all that is needed is to check the rosters for every grouping on honga. In my current ETW game I caused mass riotings to also check what are the unique rebel names in each province but unfortunately I as Sweden control only half of Europe and entire India, so I will be able to list all the unique rebel names in India soon. Once we know all the unique rebels and their respective commander names it would be easy to assign them to their particular group/roster, for example the unique "Bulgarian rebels" in the province of Bulgaria have captains with Russian names leading to the conclusion that they are clearly part of the Russian/Polish grouping. Nanomat (talk) 15:35, November 4, 2018 (UTC)
Excellent work on the Rebel page. The region groupings remind me of another topic: finding region groupings for where units can be recruited (for example, company infantry can only be recruited in Indian regions, Haydut Irregulars can be recruited in Bosnia and Croatia specifically etc.). During your searches for rebel region groupings did you see anything for unit recruitment region groupings? Brainwasher5 (talk) 21:34, November 4, 2018 (UTC)
- Yeah, here is something like that but it's very vague, like we know that Kurds can be recruited in the Middle East but exactly which provinces are defined as "Middle East" is nowhere to be found, we only have this here which groups the provinces by continent. I prefer to check this manually, like I did with Fellahin Musketeers/Warriors, simply started new game as the Ottomans and gifted all of my African/Middle Eastern provinces to Moors and then clicked on their recruitment buildings and it shows where Fellahs are recruitable or not. By the way here is some table regarding XP which I can't comprehend. All the ETW tables can be found here, unfortunately all of these things were uploaded in early 2009 and that means these are not from the final version of the game. If one has the latest version of the game and some kind of .PACK extracting software, one can extract all of the relevant info from the "main" file in the "data" folder in the ETW directory. Nanomat (talk) 22:32, November 4, 2018 (UTC)
Great Work on the pirates page, following upEdit
I know you just did a ton of work on the pirates page with naming--do you think it'd be possible for you to take a look at the other factions' name files? If you could just dump the text on my wall then you and I can get started on fully fleshing out the ETW faction pages. I'd like to get this started so that the pirates page doesn't look weirdly more detailed than the others.
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