Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Achievement formatting

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This page details how to format achievement categories and individual achievements. Templates related to achievements can be found in Category:Achievement formatting templates.

Achievement group formatting[edit]

Achievement groups contain achievement categories (think of folders) in the achievements pannel.

{{Quotation|In-game description|<Hover text of the group>}}
[[<group name>]] is an [[achievement]] group that tracks the progress of [[<content>]].

== Categories ==
{{Achievement categories}}

== Trivia ==
* This group was added in the [[Game updates/yyyy-mm-dd|Month dd, year]] game update.

{{Achievement nav}}

Achievement category formatting[edit]

Broadly all achievement category pages will use {{Achievement category infobox}}, {{Achievement table header}} and {{Achievement table row}}.

Achievement category infobox
Achievement table row
  • If an achievement has its own individual page, the page parameter provides a link to the given page.
  • If an achievement is repeatable, the cap parameter defines the cap on the AP that can be obtained if one exists. This is used for calculating the total, otherwise, the repeatable achievement is only counted once.
<!-- Description of the category, including the number of achievements. Total number of achievement points is generated by the template, however they can be set manually if required. -->
{{Achievement category infobox
| name = 
| icon = 
| description = 
| group = 
| subgroup = 
| order = 
| mastery = 
| requires = 
| id = 
<!-- example intro sentence for a release -->
[[<page>|<page withouth (achievments)>]] is an [[achievement]] category for the achievements earned during the [[<release>]] story and within [[<map>]].

<!-- all parameters for achievement table header are already set in Achievement category infobox, but can be overridden -->
{{Achievement table header}}
{{Achievement table row
| name = 
| page = 
| category = 
| description = 
| flavor = 
| notes = 
| type = 
| cap = 
| parent = 
| tiers = 
| reward = 
| title = 
| location = 
| prerequisite =
| activity = 

== Notes ==
<!-- To add a note on completing an achievement, add the parameter "notes" to the template {{achievement table row}} in the table above like so:
| notes = <Note goes here.>

== Trivia ==
<!-- Any relevant trivia about the category, trivia about individual achievements and their references should go here in addition to individual pages as not all achievements have individual articles. -->

{{Achievement nav}}

Individual achievement formatting[edit]

The wiki has two ways to provide more detailed information about individual achievements:

  1. If the achievement is relatively simple and can be described in a few lines, consider adding it to the Notes section on the achievement category page. Example: One Path Ends (achievements)#Notes
  2. If an achievement needs quite a lot of explanation, or maps etc, consider an individual page that uses {{Achievement box}}. See below for a template. Example: Cleansing Tormented Remnants

The "page" parameter will need to be set on the achievement category's {{Achievement table row}} such that the individual page is linked.

Other templates
  • {{Collection table}} — For collection achievements used in the subsection "Collection items", automatically lists all collectibles in a table.
  • {{Collection table header}} and {{Collection table row}} — For collection achievements used in the subsection "Collection items", allows to manually list the collectibles in a customizable table if for example a custom order or additional notes are needed.
  • {{Objectives table header}} and {{Objectives table row}} — For objectives achievements used in the section "Walkthrough", allows to manually list the objectives in a customizable table.
<!-- Description of the individual achievement -->

== Achievement ==
{{Achievement box}}
{{YouTube search}}<!-- only if the achievement is complex enough to require video footage -->

=== Collection items ===
{{Collection table}}<!-- For collection achievements only -->

== Walkthrough ==
<!-- Consider whether a map is necessary -->[[File:<Individual achievement name> map.jpg|thumb|Overview]]

<!-- If multiple locations are involved, consider a table of maps -->
{| {{STDT|mech1 sortable}}
! #
! Location description
! Map
| 1
| <!-- location description 1 -->
| [[File:<Individual achievement name> map 1.jpg|150px]]
| 2
| <!-- location description 2 -->
| [[File:<Individual achievement name> map 2.jpg|150px]]
<!-- etc -->

== Notes ==
<!-- Any additional notes about the achievement -->
* <text>

== Trivia ==
<!-- Any relevant trivia about the achievement --> 
* <text>

<!-- optional; 'also' is always lowercase, list anything related to the achievement e.g. the other tiers of a multi tier collection or achievement -->
== See also ==
* [[<next tier>]] - the next tier
* [[page]]