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Why are you putting NPC names in the interactive dialogue? GW2W:FORMAT#Dialogue advises otherwise, and while there is some discussion going on about changing the current guidelines, it's agreed that the name doesn't belong in the interactive dialogue in any case. Rakuin (talk) 16:52, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

You could have just answered here. =P I kept eye on this page. And now you know, so all is well. If you have something else on your mind about dialogue format, go give your two cents in the discussion. =3 It still needs more opinions before we settle anything. Rakuin (talk) 20:26, 17 November 2013 (UTC)


No, they don't have names in-game, but we make unofficial names for them based on what the vista focuses on, in order to have something to identify them. For example, the two vistas in Prospect Valley we named Crash Site Vista and Sparring Rock Vista, since they "show off" those points of interest, respectively. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 23:32, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Ohhh, okay! I was genuinely confused as to what to call them since a blank space would just confuse people. Thanks for the help c: --Vaught (talk) 23:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

use sentence case in headers[edit]

^ This. We follow Wikipedia's model of using standard sentence case in article titles and section headers, except when the article name is following in-game capitalization. It's not something we police very strictly, but since I saw you creating/editing some NPC pages with a "Combat Abilities" section (should be "Combat abilities"), I figured I'd mention this to you. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 15:33, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Oh! Sorry about that. Personally thought seeing it as 'abilities' was just user-related laziness :v. Thanks for the heads-up! --Vaught (talk) 19:54, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Patchwork Knapsack[edit]

Hey, how sure are you that you got this item from a Champion Skritt? Was it rewarded instead of a champ bag or did it drop both? It shouldn't be acquirable outside of PvP so that's why I'm skeptical. --Ventriloquist 21:01, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I did take a picture of me acquiring one just after beating a Skritt Champion, but I may have opened a pvp chest in the same time (I tend to open them without thinking). He also dropped a bone and a torch, with a few copper. If you feel it needs a bit more research (or a glitch in the system), feel free to omit it! Thanks for bringing that up, I had no idea it was PvP only :o --Vaught (talk) 21:07, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Cool, I doubt that they would mess up that badly, but I might look it up. Maybe the Skritt started doing PvP, hmm... --Ventriloquist 21:12, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Turns out they do! I'm not going insane after all! --Vaught (talk) 16:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I received one last night from a Champion Skritt... somethingorother while doing the supplies event at Repair Station. The API has a version for every rarity from Basic to Exotic (44212 - 44216, in order), just like all other champion bags. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't fully understand. Are you saying champ boxes have a rarity from Basic to Exotic or that the skritt champs drop a champ bag from varying quality? --Vaught (talk) 16:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm saying the Patchwork Knapsack is the new champion bag for skritt. (All champion bags drop in varying rarity based on character level or something like that.) At least, skritt in Dry Top, if not everywhere else. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 17:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
It's hard to find out 100% if this is the champ bag for all skritt because (afaik) the only skritt champions are those in Dry Top, and any other would have to be from an upscaled event (I don't know if such a high scaling event with skritt exists). But it is pretty certain at this point. The rarities of the bag are usually either the level of the NPC/the level of the map the NPC is in, or the level of the player. Another thing that's hard to determine is if e.g. a level 12 player would get basic/exotic/no bags from the skritt champs in Dry Top. (I want to find out somehow though :P) Tyndel (talk) 17:53, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Would be interesting to investigate if you can weather the storm. Though I'm not sure if it'd be possible to get champ bags at such a low level (not enough damage). Unless being in a party would mitigate that. --Vaught (talk) 20:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Looks like you're not crazy after all, Vaught! A champ skritt dropped it for me after the patch hit, but I forgot to notify you of it. As for the rarities, I doubt that a low level character could even do any damage (the glancing would negate anything) and your party's kills wouldn't give you anything, perhaps some exp if you managed a hit, but that's about it. Perhaps there's several events containing lower-level skritt champions, but none come to mind at the moment. --Ventriloquist 20:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I had another idea. The PvP reward tracks contain champ bags. The Krytan track has 'Champion Skritt Loot Box' near the end. I wonder what's in it. I don't do much pvp anymore, so I don't know if champ boxes are affected by player level. If it contains Knapsacks of we have the answer, if not then... I have to find out another way :) Tyndel (talk) 20:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
You also get them from rank-up chests for ranks 30 and above. They have the usual greens and crafting mats. Nothing noteworthy so far. --Vaught (talk) 20:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I've never done a guild bounty, but do they drop champ bags? Or anything at all? Our pages for Bookworm Bwikki, Brekkabek, and Tricksy Trekksa don't list any drops at all. If they do drop champ bags, then Bwikki would be a good one to test on. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:42, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
No, they don't drop anything since they technically don't die, with the ridiculous exception of Poobadoo, who we kill, for some reason. I was thinking that there could be some champ skritt around the Skritt King area, but then I realized they're all friendly. I'm stumped. --Ventriloquist 20:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Shoulda bet money on it! Anyway, with the new scaling feature, and we know hostile skritt exist, would it be possible to simply force champs to spawn? Guild bounties would also be a good place to check, though the last time I fought Trekksa, I only got a blue and green. I'll have to screenshot it next time to be sure. --Vaught (talk) 20:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Think I got it, with the power of Google Translate. PvP reward boxes scale up, according to your level. The mentioned Champion Skritt Loot Box contains Patchwork Knapsacks, according to the german wiki. Now, if a lower level character was to open it, it would receive a rarity according to their level. The german wiki confirms, now I'm not sure if the PvP level-up reward scales up, as well; but if they do, we might have just solved our mystery. --Ventriloquist 20:55, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Gadd v. Gadd's Hologram[edit]

Which was the actual NPC's name? It would seem silly to make a redirect for Gadd's Hologram if the NPC's name was Gadd, and if the NPC's name was Gadd's Hologram then Gadd should be the redirect. Haven't done that step in ages so I don't recall which it is. Konig 08:16, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Apologies :c. The NPC in the story is called 'Gadd's Hologram', but I felt it would make a small page that'd only serve as a in-between step to Gadd himself. I can easily make the redirect into a page itself, albeit with what little information it'll contain --Vaught (talk) 15:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Since the only purpose of the article "Gadd" is to include the information about the GW1 NPC, all the information on Gadd can easily go to Gadd's Hologram. Simply redirecting Gadd to Gadd's Hologram is probably best. Though rewording of the article will be required. And no worries. Konig 19:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Very well! Though now I'm stumped on the re-wording. Hopefully someone else can fill that part in. Maybe eliminating the info that can be found on the gw1 wiki would be the best route.. --Vaught (talk) 01:06, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Already took care of it all. Konig 01:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
You work fast! Almost too fast. Gonna have to ticket you. (Thank you <3 ) --Vaught (talk) 01:38, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Tips all around![edit]

Hi there! I noticed you created a lot of ascended recipes, thanks for doing that! I noticed you left the IDs empty (assuming you couldn't find them), so I went ahead and filled them out for ya. If in the future you have trouble finding IDs, just use an api site, such as my personal favorite and simply list the item's name in the search bar. If the item is located in the api, it will pop up, and you can find its chat link to the right. Then copy those gibberish numbers into the wiki search bar and it will list a five-digit code which you then put in the ID parameter of the infobox. This works for any item that is located in the api, be it a recipe or a weapon. Good luck editing and feel free to ask if you have any further issues! --Ventriloquist 11:49, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank goodness for that! I've actually struggled to figure out just how one learns of the Game ID to the point of /shrug and letting someone else fill it in. Hopefully I'll be more useful to the wiki now. Thanks again c: --Vaught (talk) 19:02, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

credits for icons[edit]

There's no need to credit any website for item icons. They all come from the official API regardless. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:47, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Oh. I felt guilty either way :c --Vaught (talk) 01:43, 6 November 2015 (UTC)