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New Loamhurst Event[edit]

Just curious about "Liberate New Loamhurst from the White Mantle (Justiciar)". Pretty sure there's only one Justicar in Lake Doric, and Agatha never goes to New Loamhurst, so I'm not entirely sure what that event is/if it exists. Can you shed any light? - Doodleplex 18:38, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Eh at this point it's probably something I created assuming consistency cross areas. Since nothing relevant has been added to it since, it's probably a non-existing thing. Delete away I say. -Darqam 01:44, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Roger, will deal with it now. Thanks! - Doodleplex 21:53, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Website tweaks[edit]

(note to future readers, section created after start of thread)

I'm going to be slightly lazy and not make a new section, but when I made the War God's weapon pages your site made the weapon's nav as "War weapons nav". I double checked the Jade Dragon's weapon skins on your site and found it was spitting that nav out as "Dragon's weapons nav" so the nav making part if it has a ' in it seems to be off perhaps? Also I switched the id for recipes on the Recipe template to be at the bottom for the recipe template so it would be consistent with our other templates that have that at the near bottom as to not confuse people so if you could make that little switch, I'd be grateful. - Doodleplex 17:20, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Hummmmmmmmm interesting. I will have a look about those navs. For the recipe id, I can switch that around, should have time during the day to address both of these (I think). -Darqam 18:48, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Blame the apostrophe. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:47, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
It's actually, blame the extra space. I built that to take only the first word in the weapon name and use it as a nav name. Swapping it to now take the collection name as the nav name. -Darqam 19:58, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
edit: Ok so question, do we keep the 's in the template name? Looking at Template:Abaddon weapons nav, vs Template:War God's weapon skins nav, two rather different names are taken. I had previously stuck with [weapon name] weapons nav without apostrophe or 'skins'. Is this something that is now changing? -Darqam 20:03, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
You can blame me for that perhaps, I don't usually make whole weapon set pages so that might be my goof. BTW, I'm not sure what you did but type is above description now on items and level is appearing twice for "Foot Pads"(which I'm baffled about that being a container...why are we opening up feet?!). - Doodleplex 20:08, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
No 's in weapon template navs. —Ventriloquist 20:10, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

(Reset indent) container on that is not my fault, api says it's a container. I'll adapt to the word of Vent for template name. -Darqam 20:14, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Oh I wasn't doubting it was a container, I just think it's a weirdly named item in general. - Doodleplex 20:17, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok all fixes should be in place on the beta version of website, going to run through a few cases to make sure I didn't mess up anything and then push it to live.
p.s: some days I hate my code so ugly.-Darqam 20:30, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok pushed to live, Hopefully I didn't break anything. -Darqam 22:44, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Update success and non-success[edit]

Hey Darqam, I was able to update your site to proper show Insignia of the Harrier instead of Insignia of the Bounty Hunter for item 82882. I was not able to get your site to properly update the Blessing of Loyalty, 82319. It properly got rid of "trophy", but did not replace it with "consumable", which Anet fixed in a recent patch. This is true for the other exotic "Blessing of..." items. G R E E N E R 16:47, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Oh boy, ok I'll take a look at that, but I'll be leaving soon for the weekend so might not be done right away. Thanks for catching it, I'll take a look and see what I can do. -Darqam 16:50, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
No prob, take care, and if it isn't obvious already, your website is a godsend. G R E E N E R 16:51, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok so I *think* I know what went wrong. Simple version is, it updated fine, but I didn't account for the fact that I now have a 'flag' that's empty, instead of deleted. Program then sees the existing flag, but can't find a value, so it returns funny things. I'll figure out the best way to solve it in a bit, until then it will have to sit as is. And thanks for the kind words about the website.-Darqam 17:10, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
I got something working for now, but only on the /beta version (I need more testing before it becomes accessible on the main page). So basically just use http://mymeanderingmind.com/GW2W_Easy_Mode/beta/index.php or http://mymeanderingmind.com/GW2W_Easy_Mode/beta/view_new_entries.php if you want to use that single item update. -Darqam 18:58, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Hey Darq-human, just wanted to pitch in with the tweaks. Could you remove | gallery1 = <itemname>.jpg from individual armor pieces? We don't have pictures for those, just the overall set (shouldn't create a problem, as the armor infobox does not leave a red link when that part is removed). The tool is fantastic, regardless. —Ventriloquist 09:33, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Should now be removed. -Darqam 17:27, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Artifact Fun[edit]

The object that was "Artifact" was a historical object, as were all of the other things that were "Artifact (x)". So no bribary required, I've fixed it all up and made a disambig page for the lot of them, just in case somebody for some reason wants to look up a bunch of historical objects heh. Next time you bump into something that's got a name you want, but is historical, feel free to move it in favor of the in game stuff. ;D - Doodleplex 23:17, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

I honestly didn't even realize it was historical, might have done something smart if I had. -Darqam 01:01, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Decoration help[edit]

Guild panel => Decorations => see where new decorations are located in the various panels => stick that name into the nav. The navs have likely not been updated to include the new decorations yet, so feel free to add them in when you find out where they belong. - Doodleplex 18:31, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, see most of the time when I'm working on new items, I don't actually have access to the client, so I can't login to see. Good to know it's there (I assumed it was somewhere in guild UI), unfortunately not something I can do much about sometimes. That said, I may just leave those pages in a preview state until I can check. Will see (I'm also asking Lye if that info can be shown on API, but dunno if that will ever happen). -Darqam 18:58, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Ah okay, I thought it was a "I have no idea where to find this info period" sorta thing. If I don't forget, I'll try to see if I can look into the decorations later today. - Doodleplex 19:03, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
I've got a max level scribe, so I'll see what I can do about grabbing the IDs and using your website. Still pondering how to find which decorations are new; not going to trust my memory, and hoping none are discoverable. G R E E N E R 04:21, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
There is hope to get this automated down the way, apparently there is a small blurb that would expose the category of the decoration, but Lye needs to do a bit of work around to get it up and running, and given the fact that some things are still borked from PoF; might take a bit. But there is hope. -Darqam 04:28, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Just search look for "Branded", "Elonian", "Forged" or "Awakened" in the decorations panel, those should be the names of all the new ones Greener. - Doodleplex 04:29, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Yep, was just looking at API:2/guild/upgrades. I'll see what good rhythm I can get myself into tonight. G R E E N E R 04:35, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Should all be done. Doodle totally overlooked the Signal Lantern, so my night was completely ruined. Also [[:File:Elonian gong decoration.PNG]] needs help. See, I offer you a nice way out of feeling guilty :P G R E E N E R 06:21, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Here have a Omnomnom. I feel better now about Anet not being consistent. =3 (and that picture needs to be re-taken not converted, background is extremely busy, lighting is wrong etc) - Doodleplex 06:38, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
>Just search look for "Branded", "Elonian", "Forged" or "Awakened". WHAT THERE'S MORE THAN JUST THE ELONIAN STUFF? yay! Also, grabbed a pic of the gong. It'll probably need to be taken again in a guild hall that isn't Gilded Hollow. Also, where are all my charged crystals going? T_T --Rain Spell (talk) 18:16, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Don't ask; just accept that it's for a good cause. G R E E N E R 18:21, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Yeah, I honestly thought it had two big round things that came with it, so I'm quite grateful for the new picture. And you weren't going to use those charged crystals for anything else, search your feelings, you know it to be true. =3 - Doodleplex 18:32, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Tell me your secret[edit]

...how do you do all those cute little icons as your summary?! O.o - Doodleplex 06:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Personally I just grab the unicode of discord, because I know them there, but if that's not for you take a look at: emojipedia. All of those are unicodes that you can copy-paste in most, if not all, modern editors/web-browsers. 🦄 -Darqam 13:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
🐢 —Ventriloquist 18:26, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Items from the 28th[edit]

So where abouts on the list are you atm? I briefly started and stopped at the bottom, which you may have noticed, but have done far less than I planned to do. I don't know which direction you're coming from, but I can try to start from the other side. G R E E N E R 17:28, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

I started at the bottom, and am making my way to the first 300. I basically haven't touched anything anything in the latest 300 items, but am making my way there. -Darqam 17:30, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Okay, will start from the top and try to meet you at some point. First, coffee is calling. G R E E N E R 17:32, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Coffee would be nice, I haven't left bed yet lol. -Darqam 17:33, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Icons again[edit]

So I found more icons we need. Two things about that picture, I was able to find Painkillers, and I think Hyperchill might be File:Ice Shot (bundle).png. Also not on that image, but are icon requests, are File:Bug Warp.png, File:Fargate Opener.png, File:Magically Unstable Breath.png, and File:Throw Explosive Pod.png. I know you're busy, so whenever you have time to poke into these, that'd be great. =) - Doodleplex 18:22, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Lazarus and Toxic Poison both look familiar, so it's possible they're shared (with other skill icons, since they look like 128x128 files). The others need uploading, yeah. —Ventriloquist 18:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I found the Toxic Poison icon, but as for the Lazarus icon, Vent, I just went over every single skill icon and nothing comes close to it. - Doodleplex 18:48, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Laz Blessing is File:Flame_Stream.png. MadMaxx (talk) 21:36, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Ok so, let's take a stab at this.
  • Disoriented, I'm pretty sure I've seen this and thought it was something to do with agony. Will look again.
  • Hyperchill - I agree with you doodle, same as ice shot
  • dragon icon - no clue, will look
  • Lazarus - Madmaxx found it
  • Painkillers - That's a warrior utility skill,File:Endure Pain.png
  • Power - no clue, will search
  • Shackled - No clue either
  • sous-chef - pretty sure that's a shared icon from old pvp queue. Not sure at all if it's on wiki
  • Strained eyesight - I've definitely seen on the wiki.... will have to hunt it down
  • Bug warp - yeah no clue will look
  • Fargate opener - I've hunted for this guy for ages and ages, I'm pretty sure if it ever was in the dat, it's since been removed.
  • unstable breath - will look, don't recall seeing it
  • Explosive pod - 100% certain it's re-used icon. I think some events in DS use it. will see
Ok so looks like quite a bit. I have a bit of time today so I'll see what I find. -Darqam 22:26, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not convinced that's the icon for Lazarus, it looks like a round explosion, not an arrow, but maybe they changed it. I'll try to double check later. Also I have the icon for Partially Protected somewhere, and it's likely that'll need an upload too. - Doodleplex 22:34, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

(Reset indent) so Strained Eyesight-> File:Shifting Sands (effect).png; judgement one: File:855576.png. Disoriented is maybe: File:Revive Sickness.png probably: File:Champion's Moon (effect).png? Still looking for the rest. -Darqam 22:37, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Disoriented is a red, swirly thing like confusion, but it's got a transparent background. I got the picture of it off a youtube video so that's why the quality is kinda poor. - Doodleplexplex 22:45, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Maybe File:255248.png for disoriented? also File:1228455 for Power (Heart and Mind) -Darqam 22:49, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
That's totally looks like it for both, thanks! Just upload 'em and I'll move 'em. Thanks again! - Doodleplex 22:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
They already are uploaded, or else you wouldn't see them :p. Also: File:757657.png for File:Magically Unstable Breath.png. Annoyingly enough I can't find Shackled and sous-chef as well as Bug Warp and Throw pod. Not sure why I can't; but they are being annoying. Might try again later. -Darqam 23:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

(Reset indent) That is the right icon for Laz.

  • shackled is 455972 (shared w/ skill 47657, items 23921 23922 23846 23835)
  • bug warp is 744345
  • throw pod is 1228803
  • fargate opener is 961633

Based on dumped content files not guesses. It's easy to dump them especially if you already know the skill id. Happy to find them for you and save you a lot of time. MadMaxx (talk) 23:25, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Oh snap, that's awesome! I now have the first 3, but not fargate. Apparently I don't have a local version of that, will dig through dat for that last one. -Darqam 00:25, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Fargate is a texture file under generic textures. The 1024x1024px image is 961634.png. I'm trying to pull it from the dat but it's being stuborn and I have to pull all the 1024x1024 images to get it. Someone with a more cooperative dat could upload it sooner but if not then I'll have it in about ... 3 hours? J.Tesla (talk) 21:29, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Code for interwikis[edit]

Two questions. One, the icon for agony resistance got changed a bit ago, and I don’t believe we’ve update the icon yet(can’t check easily on mobile) so if it hasn’t been updated, can you get it? Also, is it possible for your website to create easy copy paste codes of interwikis for areas/ pois and skills? It’d be super helpful, but no worries if you can’t though. - Doodleplex 06:45, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

If you mean the update where each tier of AR got it's own icon, that's been updated for a while I think; unless it's changed again. As for areas and POIs, I can take a look. I'll have to deal with the continents endpoint which I've never touched in a while, but all POIS seem to have unique ids as well as regions and maps. So that should be possible but might take me some time to figure out a way that isn't terrible. As for skills+traits yeah that can be done easy. Honestly I thought I had that already, but I must have cut it out in the re-write. So yeah that's a bunch of stuff, I'll try to work on it all but might take a bit to start rolling things out given my current schedule. -Darqam 13:59, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
File:Agony Resistance.png this icon, the one that shows up in the equipment panel got updated. And if skills is faster, that’d be great. - Doodleplex 16:31, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Ok so, I have interwikis for items, achievs, skills, and traits up and running here: http://mymeanderingmind.com/GW2W_Easy_Mode/interwikis.php . Events will probably be next, followed by poi/region/maps (which will probably be the more annoying to do). At the moment interwikis are being repopulated in the database cause I am lazy, so the list of interwikis for items probably won't be complete for another 6 hours or so. Traits and skills should already all be there.
If you were thinking of something else for that page feel free to tell me. For now it's not listed as a link on other pages so you have to manually get there (given it's new and will probably break).
For the new AR icon, I'll have a look. Can't guarantee much if it hasn't already been uploaded though since it will probably be hiding somewhere stupid. -Darqam 00:00, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks! As for the icon, it's mostly I'd like to get rid of it being a duplicate icon, so if it has been uploaded somewhere before, it's the best kept secret. If I remember correctly, it's a little shield that has a gear on it sort of? - Doodleplex 17:11, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Psst[edit]

It’s {{ArenaNet image|icon}} not {{ArenaNet image|icons}}. ;) - Doodleplex 21:33, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

.... crap -Darqam 21:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Ambrosia.png Random wikilove MW extension test. Want to see if this posts on your talk page or on the subpage talkpage.

Also, excellent work on doing all these icons as always. Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:34, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Well whaddya know, it posted on your talkpage instead of User:Darqam/Dat Icons/Burn page. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:34, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
I am always up for a partially misplaced beer, only makes it better because of the awkward "oh yeah... hum sure...". Have fun toying with more smw tools. -Darqam 23:53, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Remember that thing...[edit]

...about making some sort of code scrapper thing that would check to see if our interwikis are up to date? Uh...well, we might need it cause apparently your bot thinks tonics are shoes. =X - Doodleplex 20:22, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Lol. Apparently you took the (recipe_id 4314) from the english page to craft the potion (item_id 8700) and found the corresponding item ids on the other wikis. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:58, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
On that run you hit 726 pages. And a few thousand a couple of days earlier... oh god. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:00, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Miniature Icons[edit]

Hey there, I saw you (or your bot) uploaded a lot of the Raid Boss miniature icons. All the old ones are in 128x128 resolution but the Hall of Chains ones are in 64x64. Is there a chance to get them in better resolution? How did you acquire them in the first place? Kudos for everything you do for the wiki btw :) Linus (talk) 09:03, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

I'll take a look at finding higher res, I did just a blank upload without much oversight yesterday. I totally don't pull icons from the dat, cause that's a no-no, but you know, it's sort of what I do. If I can't find higher res, it will come around when they appear in the API I think. -Darqam 18:11, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Huh, seems like even the API gives the 64x64 versions. So I'm out of ideas as to how to get higher res. Maybe a direct client extraction if it's even higher res there? Dunno that I want to bother figuring that out personally though. -Darqam 18:23, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh, weird that the old ones were bigger then, but then we have to live with the low res ones for now I guess. Thanks for your time investigating! :) Linus (talk) 23:06, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

API[edit]

Hello, I've looked around a little bit and I'am very interested in how the API calls work on here.
Is there a list of possible API call functions like
"<span class="gw2-tpprice" data-info="sell" data-id="46709">…</span>" ->
that can be used in this Wiki, or how does it work in general, is there a guide or something?
Also is there any hook for php code on this wiki? Thanks in advance

greetings Blacksun332

Widgets (Category:Widgets) for arbitrary Javascript code. Wiki software has PHP hooks for everything you can want, but we only use out-of-box functionality and installed extensions for obvious reasons.--Relyk ~ talk < 08:46, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

API Calls from User Pages to get character build[edit]

Hi Darqam, Do you know if it is possible to make direct calls to the API to get info on things like a characters current build and do you have any examples that might help me get started. Thanks. Lady Elyssa (talk) 12:28, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

I imagine that one could get a widget for that, but that's kind of restricted. Maybe by doing some fancy work with your custom js page would be here for you you could. You can do api calls with js, so that part is fine. Worth noting though that your api key would be available for everyone to see, so I would make sure to only allow it access to specifically what you want. So imo you can, but would probably need a confirmation from chieftain alex or someone who actively does that. -Darqam 17:39, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
better off giving the wiki your API key (e.g. on a hungry cat page) and then using the same saved cookie later. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:05, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
I agree with alex, better to use cookies or smth. but in the mean time I've created a god awful snippet that will list out specs and traits for a character here. I've also temporarily thrown it into my personal User:Darqam/common.js page. Unfortunately, as is it only loads for the person hosting the script (i.e you can see the page but no one else). To make this go any further, I'm not honestly sure how. I don't quite know what it would take to have custom js run on a user page, and I'm pretty sure this isn't allowed just as is (cause that would be a big security nono). Maybe a widget?
Also, yes my api key is in there, no I don't really care. -Darqam 19:40, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you all for letting me know more about the options available and the detailed reponse and should certainly keep me busy for a while. Lady Elyssa (talk) 21:16, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry to be a pain but how do I call the JS function from within a wiki page? Lady Elyssa (talk) 17:09, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
So the ugly workaround I did was in my sandbox (if you edit it you can see) I just have a div with a specific id. In the javascript, I ask to find a div by that id, and dump everything there. It's not pretty, and it only works for you, but it works... sort of. -Darqam 03:55, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much for the help it is greatly appreciated Lady Elyssa (talk) 09:58, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Boop[edit]

Hello, Darq. Let's ping Alex, too. User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 11:55, 14 October 2018 (UTC)