User talk:Doctor Refrence

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You might find this article useful next time you want to add a reference to a page: Guild Wars 2 Wiki:References :) --Idris (talk) 08:21, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

A perfect, thank you. --Doctor Refrence (talk) 09:41, 29 July 2017 (UTC)


A word of caution: creature type is a game mechanic, not a wiki convention. It's important to continue listing anomalies as elementals, so make sure your new category is contained within Category:Elementals, and avoid changing the creature type in infoboxes. --Idris (talk) 21:10, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Wait, does this mean we have to change the Veteran Flux Anomaly into a wurm?
Hah, it might! I recommend getting some more opinions than just mine before you make any dramatic changes, though. ;) --Idris (talk) 21:25, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Lesser trait skills[edit]

Hey Doctor Refrence, I'd like to talk about some points regarding your edits on some of the newly renamed trait skills:

  1. In the linked example, you removed the parameters | slot = trait and | trait = Mender's Purity and replaced it with | parent = Mender's Purity. Did I miss something about new formatting? Usually the parent parameter is used for skills like Orbital Strike or Lightning Leap, where you're required to pick/cast the parent skill in order to cast the skill itself. Also, probably every other trait skill has these two parameters set instead of parent (and has specific SMW properties set to one could query them with ease).
  2. I appreciate that you added the version history segment, but you're missing some entries. Lesser Power Cleanse has been introduced with the June 23, 2015 patch and just has been renamed with the August 8, 2017 patch. (this is also the reason why I still haven't finished adding version histories for trait skills :S )
  3. For /history pages: if there are no changes, include | unchanged = y in the {{version history}} template to indicate there have been no changes since its introduction.

Nefastu 15:11, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Heyo, I base my formatting on the Lesser Muddy Terrain page as I thought the way that one was formatted was easy for readers to understand and because of that I copied that user's use of | parent = Mender's Purity and replaced | slot = trait and | trait = Mender's Purity because those became obsolete by the Parent parameter (which I suggest being changed into | parent trait = Mender's Purity and | parent skill = Mender's Purity so you can indicate if the parent is a trait or a skill).
As for your second point I think that the history of the lesser skills before the PoF update should belong to the trait itself and that we should start the now renamed skills with a blank slate to avoid too much confusion. Thou I would like too see if other users agree/disagree with me so I will hold off for now until this has been discussed further.
And for your final point: I will immediately go back and fix those, thanks for the tip. --Doctor Refrence (talk) 15:24, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
I guess we could add the trait icon to the infobox when using | slot = trait | trait = Mender's Purity, but this is currently the way to format trait skills; | parent = Mender's Purity does not create the correct SMW properties. We can of course discuss this further on Template talk:Skill infobox regarding the formatting of trait skills.
For the second point: well technically it's still the same trait skill, it just has been renamed; see Shards of Faith as an recent example. Maybe you want to expand on your point about avoiding too much confusion, as I don't see a reason to exclude it.
For the unchanged parameter: this needs to be added to the page notice template version history, but you have already seen this after I wanted to create an example. :D —Nefastu 16:16, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Reference for Primordus' magical domain[edit]

Hey there. I noticed that you changed the reference for Primordus' second domain being conflagration on the Elder Dragons page to be the same as for the other dragons' domain. It's easy to miss this, but it was actually different for a reason - there's an ongoing discussion on the talk page if you're interested. Santax (talk · contribs) 16:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Mhhh, intresting. Thanks for notifying me. --Doctor Refrence (talk) 20:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

File types[edit]

Heya, just a reminder that generally only icons should be uploaded as png. Screenshots should always be jpg, so if possible could you please reupload your screenshot of Gaile as jpg? Also, make sure the licencing is {{ArenaNet image||ArenaNet staff pictures}}; the screenshot version is really only for screenshots from the game itself. (If you can't be bothered with any of this, I'll be happy to do it myself, but I'd like to know which video you took the screenshot from so I can try taking a larger version!) —Idris User Idris signature.png 13:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

ah thanks, I shall do it imidiatly, took the licensing from File:Chris Cleary.jpg --Doctor Refrence (talk) 14:21, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting it out, and for fixing the licencing on Cleary's image too. :) —Idris User Idris signature.png 14:26, 21 October 2019 (UTC)