Talk:Serpent's Strike

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And if you hit them from the left they get set on fire. User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.jpg A F K When Needed 23:34, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Was that a joke, or are you serious...? And is anyone getting the skill animations yet? EiveTalk 23:39, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
It was definitely a joke. =P I probably could do the animations sometime this weekend, but someone will inevitably beat me to it. --Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig.png (Talk) 23:49, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
? User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.jpg A F K When Needed 11:29, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
What are we supposed to see in this screenshot, A F K? The guy's not on fire. Chriskang 13:04, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
"And is anyone getting the skill animations yet?"
I've no idea how well the userbase will receive animated imagery on every skill page - I personally like the idea to a great deal, but people are crazy. I linked to a still image of the animation as a compromise, in case that be the option preferred by the majority at some point. User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.jpg A F K When Needed 20:53, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Actually thumbnails of animated gifs are supposed to be still. They're currently animated because of a long lasting wiki bug. Chriskang 21:13, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
I had assumed that the same "Click to see animation" thing from GW1W would move over here, to prevent long load times for slow computers but allow quicker ones to see it just a click away. A preview screenshot is fine with me, though, once that bug gets fixed. --Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig.png (Talk) 04:27, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

sic/them[edit]

"They" and "them" are gender-neutral pronouns, replacing the awkward him/her. It's not very common, but it's not incorrect either. --84.24.44.186 14:25, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

You are correct, "them" can be used as both plural and singular. - Infinite - talk 14:35, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
Hoo... I'm not sure I'd say it's uncommon--it's more in line with 'plenty common, plenty argued' ;). I do agree that the issue likely wasn't so much the gender as it was the subject/verb agreement. The issue arises in, to my current knowledge, the ambiguous appropriate usage of singular they/them/their specifically in American English (as British English seems to have long moved along). Colloquial English doesn't really care and has gone for the low-hanging fruit; formal English is still trying to figure it all out. Unless the American style guides have settled, the general approach to this has been one of avoiding the situation entirely and so we're left hanging when looking for a elegant, inclusive, singular, and gender-neutral pronoun with its related constructions. Redshift 17:37, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
It's existed for eons. "one does this" "one's axe". When in doubt, go royal. 86.27.189.195 04:14, 27 September 2011 (UTC)Alathaea
Another reason (among billions) to use British English. Y'know. The version of English utilized by the English. Sigh. User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 23:04, 27 September 2011 (UTC)