Template talk:Gather

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In-world chests[edit]

I noticed this template is used for e.g. Dragon Chest (Tequatl the Sunless) and Sabetha's Chest. Is that intentional? You don't exactly gather from them, at least not in the sense described on gather. On the other hand, I was expecting {{contains}} but these in-world chest things aren't inventory items, and in fact the mechanism the game uses to implement them probably really is the same one used for gathering nodes. So it seems like this might in fact be the right choice... in which case I guess I should go ahead and mention so in the Usage section to try and save the next person from going through the series of "WTF?"s I went through.

But here's the specific question that triggered this: because we use {{gather}} for these chests, we also need to use {{gathered from}} on the pages of items contained inside these chests, which leads to the supremely awkwardly named "Acquisition -> Gathered from" section on Tequatl's Hoard, Sabetha's Assaulter Crucible etc. Is that intentional? -- Dagger (talk) 11:27, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Short answer: yes. Fighting against bloat, be it the creation of templates or pages, is important to keeping things running well. While the linguistics of "gathering" from chests and nodes can be argued, using it as a blanket tool for "You get the item by interacting with an object in the world" is simplest. G R E E N E R 12:20, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
To expand onto what Greener said, when I originally made this template, I intended it to be used only for gathering nodes and its related articles. Shortly, folks started using it on open world chests and other sources which aren't considered 'containers'. Therefore, the template was further more tweaked to allow for that, but the phrasing stayed the same (gathered from). I agree it's awkward, but there simply isn't a term in-game that is used to refer to items obtained from chests and such. —Ventriloquist 13:29, 8 September 2018 (UTC)