User:Noxx/Skill Infobox Draft

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Noxx (Loquay) V3: Compromise layout[edit]

More skill examples and some ideas for improvement can be found here.
Template can be found here.

(+) Pros

  • Easily manageable and updatable
  • Easily convertible layout to other infoboxes
  • Friendly to new players

(–) Cons

  • Rather wordy

See this page for notes.

Infinite + Venom20: Vertical layout[edit]

Thief tango icon 20px.png Pistol Whip
Pistol Whip skill icon
[[:File:Pistol Whip animation.gif|Animation]]
Parameters   ? Energy cost (percentage of base energy)    6 Initiative   ? Activation time
Profession  Thief  List of thief skills 
Skill  Weapon     Sword + Off-hand Pistol 
Type  Dual skill
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Vapor Blade
Vapor Blade skill icon
[[:File:Vaporblade animation.gif|Animation]]
Parameters   ½ Energy cost (percentage of base energy)   1 Activation time
Profession  Elementalist    List of elementalist skills 
Skill  Weapon     Staff - Attuned to water 
Type  Line skill
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtue of Justice
Virtue of Justice skill icon
[[:File:Virtue of Justice animation.gif|Animation]]
Parameters  30 Activation time
Profession  Guardian  List of guardian skills 
Skill  Profession specific ability
Type  Virtue
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Sever Artery
Sever Artery skill icon
[[:File:Sever Artery animation.gif|Animation]]
Parameters  ½ Energy cost (percentage of base energy)
Profession  Warrior  List of warrior skills 
Skill  Weapon  Main hand Sword 
Type  Chain  Sever ArteryGashTriple Chop 

(+) Pros

  • New, fresh look

(–) Cons

  • Rather complex, potentially hard to read
  • Rather hard to convert to other infoboxes
  • Does not render correctly: lines in Chrome and Safari
    Does not render correctly: rounded border in Opera and IE
    Does not render correctly: bold font in Firefox and IE

Noxx (Loquay) V2: Compact layout[edit]

Vapor Blade Vapor Blade skill icon
½ Energy cost (percentage of base energy)1 Activation time
 
Elementalist
Weapon skillMain-hand dagger → Water
Skill
Skill animation
Pistol Whip Pistol Whip skill icon
? Energy cost (percentage of base energy)? Activation time6 Initiative cost
 
Thief
Weapon skillDual skill
Main-hand sword + off-hand pistol
Attack
Skill animation
Sever Artery Sever Artery skill icon
½ Energy cost (percentage of base energy)
 
Warrior
Weapon skillMain-hand sword
Sever ArteryGashFinal Thrust
Chain attack
Skill animation
Virtue of Justice Virtue of Justice skill icon
30 Recharge time
 
Guardian
Special skill
Virtue
Skill animation

More skill examples and some ideas for improvement can be found here.
More colour examples can be found here.
Template can be found here.

(+) Pros

  • Very concise (when you learn what's where, information is very quickly found)

(–) Cons

  • Rather difficult to understand for new players
  • Very hard to manage, update and convert to other infoboxes
  • Does not render with correct width: major problems in Chrome and Safari
    Does not render with correct width: minor problems in Firefox and IE

Notes

  • This layout is currently pretty much dead