Talk:Griffon

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Does anyone think griffons might be a tamable pet? I remember seeing in the manifesto a griffin swooping down to attack while a norn ranger, or could just be anyone with a bow, jumps across the screen. Ptarmigan 02:40, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Certainly possible. -- Konig/talk 03:05, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Griffon creatures vs mount?[edit]

Hi,

If you look for the word griffon on the wiki, this is the article that you'll automatically be directed to. Should there be a disambiguation page for the term to call attention to the mount?

Thanks --Stephane Lo Presti talk 23:09, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

There should have been as the mount and the skill to use the mount are the same, so I created one and tweaked the top of the page to refer to both the mount and the disambiguation page. - Doodleplex 23:29, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Doodleplex! The disambiguation page doesn't show up when I search for "griffon" is there anything else to do? --Stephane Lo Presti talk 23:46, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Let's just move the race ([[Griffon (race)]], Griffon (skill), Griffon (primary article, mount)). Imo the mount should be the primary result -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:47, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Honestly, I'd say in the long run the race is going to be more commonly searched than the mount, and a disambig should be sufficient to direct folks to the mount when they just search "Griffon" for it. There's only going to be a momentary high for searching for the mount over the race, given it's the latest end-game content. Konig (talk) 23:51, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Konig. Also, if you search for "griffon" and don't hit enter right away, the disambiguation page should pop up. 70.192.84.255 00:01, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
I also agree that Griffon should cover the mount as the principal meaning of the term in the game. Karra Archflare (talk) 16:36, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
I do not think the main "Griffon" page should be the mount, other than what has already been stated, it's a lot more of a hassle for normally editing to go for what's the current fad: there are nearly 250 pages that link to griffon, and barely over 50 that link to the mount. Switching the two I do not support nor recommend. - Doodleplex 17:18, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
How about I volunteer to change over the whatlinkshere bits? If there were no links to any existing pages (i.e. ignore the current setup), what seems the most helpful? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:16, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
At the current moment? Mount is most useful. In the long term? Race. Once players have gotten their mount, they're going to stop searching for the mount. But even if they get griffon slayer, they may still want to go to the race page. More articles in general link to the race, meaning it's a bigger part of the game overall. And players who don't own PoF either now or in the future will likely never go after the mount. And the desire to link to the race over the mount (as well as search) will grow if ArenaNet adds more griffon NPCs. Desire to link to and search for the race over the mount will only grow with skins - if Anet does such - or as new players start looking for/doing the griffon collection. Konig (talk) 18:21, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

(Reset indent) You know I can easily do the same thing Alex, but I think it's a bad idea and that seems to be the majority feeling at the moment. If you want though, throw it up to request for more comments. - Doodleplex 18:24, 3 October 2017 (UTC)