Witcher Wiki

Item Prices[]

Currently in items' infobox we have a field "price to buy". Do I understand correctly that by that we mean the price that is shown in the inventory when you hover over an item? If yes, than that's not price to buy, because buying prices are usually much higher than this "inventory", "base" price (and the selling price much lower, usually 15-20% of that). And I actually don't know what this "base price" (inventory price) means and what is its practical meaning, but as I understood that's neither selling nor bying price. - John Miles (talk) 19:54, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, i've been mulling that one over for a bit ... i'm not sure what to call it "inventory price"? "Geralt's misguided notion of a price" ? :D , but i agree, it needs to change — Game widow (talk) 21:26, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
"Mysterious price" :)) There was a mysterios merchant, so now it would be mysterious price... Though seriously: maybe call it "base price" (whatever that could mean) - John Miles (talk) 21:49, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, unless and until we find better wording, i think that's better (I threw in some mouse-over text) — Game widow (talk) 21:55, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
If I may, can I help with this? Change "price to buy" to "base price"? — kd103 (talk) 12:26, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
The template has been changed, so now if you see "price to buy" simply open the page in edit mode and resave, that should prompt the update. Thanks! — Game widow (talk) 12:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Should do this with "Alchemy and Crafting" item weights as well. — kd103 (talk) 12:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean, there. Can you elaborate ? — Game widow (talk) 13:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Patch 1.07 "All crafting components and alchemy ingredients now weigh nothing." — kd103 (talk) 13:16, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah .. ok, i can run a bot to sweep those — Game widow (talk) 13:24, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Stub images[]

Hey, do you happen to know how I can take in-game screenshots or images? I'm new to this stuff and I want to contribute more specifically. — kd103

Personally, i use Fraps. But i'm sure other solutions exist — Game widow (talk) 12:56, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah, didn't know it can take screenshots. I uninstalled it because of the obstructive fps counter, but I'll try it out later. Thanks! — kd103
The FPS counter is optional, just a checkbox, so you don't need to have it (i also find it intrusive). — Game widow (talk) 15:51, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Is it alright to continue taking screenshots of locations with Geralt in it instead of with free-camera? The Debug Console & Free-camera mod I downloaded doesn't seem to work with my game. And I'm a little worried that if I wait for a better picture (that of a free-cam) this waiting may be forgotten because most of the pages I edit right now are small ones. — kd103
I might replace them with free cam when I get to them. Just hope you won't get disappointed from the fact of this replacement. PS. GW seems to be absent for a couple of days already. Mabe took a vacation or smth. - John Miles (talk) 10:44, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Fine by me. That's how wiki's work. Always replace it with a better one and be more objective. — kd103
Sorry guys, had to visit the inlaws, but i'm back now. So yes, i prefer images without Geralt in the middle of the as much as possible. And as long as no one feels badly having their images replaced by better ones when they become available, it's all good — Game widow (talk) 21:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Re: Username[]

Any news? mnethm 08:07, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

If you meant about the Uncharted wiki, it's a go if you are volunteering to be the admin. If you really do mean about the username, then i'm not sure what you are asking — Game widow (talk) 12:45, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm willing to be the admin, sure thing. In reference to "Username", I was wondering if Curse had decided to implement a username usurpation process of not. If not, I'll just go on and change my name to something that's available and stop hassling you about it. :P mnethm 20:33, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Ah, for the username, i have requested exactly that sort of thing, but it's still being discussed — Game widow (talk) 20:35, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Can you send me an email at witcherwiki@gmail.com so we can discuss the nitty gritty of the uncharted wiki considerations? — Game widow (talk) 20:59, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
The Uncharted wiki has been shelved since you never replied — Game widow (talk) 15:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Couple of questions[]

Hey, I'm kind of confused about the world's timeline. Sorry about the barrage of questions, but does the story of Lara Dorren and Cragen occur between the 760s and 1100s? Is it right to assert that the Novigradian Union completely predates the Northern Kingdoms, or at least partially? Additionally, with the note all events in this year so far mentioned are not considered canon. on the timeline page, does this also apply to the years after 1270, should we split the timelines of novels and games (or CDPs works)? I've got the feeling that CDP's deliberately set the dates forward on some events to highlight a separate timeline (that's canonical in its own way), but that's still pretty much speculation. Cheers, DunBanner (talk) 12:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

For the years after 1270, some are canon and some are not. Most are canon. Mainly the stuff mentioned in dates which come later are from the Encyclopaedia Maxima Mundi. In the books, many chapters are prefaced with excerpts from this "work" and many of those detail events which take place long after the Rivian Pogrom. The timeline may still have some things which are incorrect, but it has been culled from the books. The parts that are not canon are from the games. Since there are still 2 more books to be translated, it's been difficult to verify. — Game widow (talk) 13:01, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Notifications alert?[]

Hi! Recently there was some theme change, and now even when there are zero notifications, they are shown in red, which kind of defeats the purpose of that UI element, which used to catch attention before only with non zero values. Now it always draws attention because of the color: https://i.imgur.com/OdZX22m.png Do you think it's a good idea to turn it back to neutral color in the main theme, or detecting that based on the number of messages is not easy? — Gilrond (talk) 20:45, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

I have actually logged a ticket for that. It bothers me as well and i totally agree that it defeats the purpose. — Game widow (talk) 22:13, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Recovering an account[]

Dear admin of this wiki,

my name is Koveras Alvane, and when I tried registering an account on this wiki, I discovered that I already have one (namely, User:Koveras Alvane). Judging by its last edits, this wiki was forked from Wikia a few years back and my account was carried over - but I cannot access it here with my old Wikia password. I tried resetting it, but it seems I can only do that through the Curse interface, and it doesn't recognize any of my emails, presumably because the user accounts were not imported to Curse service, as well.

I cannot imagine that I am the first person having this kind of problem, so I would be glad to hear any suggestions on how to recover my account. Thanks in advance!

Sincerely yours, Koveras Alvane. --95.114.95.24 17:36, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

I'll try to sort that out for you — Game widow (talk) 20:19, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. --95.114.95.24 20:40, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Could you try logging in here and following the instructions? — Game widow (talk) 21:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I tried multiple times (in Firefox and IE) but after I type in my Wikia credentials (which I am certain are correct) and press "Look Up Account", the same legacy username/password prompt just pops up again. I don't even get a message telling me whether my credentials were matched or not, and I haven't received any mails at the address I specified for my Wikia account. --95.113.248.31 08:35, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm, that's not entirely surprising, that process has been flawed from the beginning. What should have happened is that a code would have been generated, you'd then take that code and make a single edit to your profile back at wikia and insert that code in the edit comment/summary field and save. Then come back to Curse and your account merge should then take place. I'm guessing none of that happened. The person who deals with the trickier account merges is away at a conference right now and so, has limited access to our system. If you can bear with us, it may take a few days more to sort this out. I'm definitely going to do my best to get it resolved though. — Game widow (talk) 11:19, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
One more question: Did you try just using the "forgot my password" option at the bottom of the regular login screen? — Game widow (talk) 11:22, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, none of what you described has actually happened in my case. And sure, I can wait for a bit. :)
At the bottom of the regular login screen, there is a password reset link, which sends you to Special:CursePasswordReset, which, in turn, sends you to Curse.com. This is where I couldn't get any further before, because Curse doesn't seem to recognize any of my e-mail addresses. --95.113.248.31 11:29, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, well if nothing else, that gives me more information to work with :) — Game widow (talk) 11:30, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

No news thus far? --95.115.105.65 17:06, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Not yet, but i've poked the people involved — Game widow (talk) 17:13, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Have you tried registering a new Account at Curse.com using the name "Koveras_Alvane" (the underscore is necessary there)? — Game widow (talk) 21:22, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
I tried doing so on this wiki, and it told me the name is already taken. I didn't try it on the Curse itself, since my experience with online authentication tells me that the most likely scenario is that I will end up with two redundant accounts with no hope of ever merging them again. --95.113.53.19 18:27, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I can understand your lack of faith in the system, but I have checked and that user name is not already taken, so you should be able to register it. Once you've done that, then i can absolutely have the wiki account merged with the Curse account and you'd be back in business — Game widow (talk) 19:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, sorry for not replying in a while - real life got in the way. I have finally gotten to creating an account on Curse, and named it "Koveras_Alvane" with an underscore, like you said. I tried logging on with it on this wiki, but weirdly, it neither logged me in, nor raise any error message. I guess you still have to manually merge my accounts. --77.2.182.122 19:17, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

It would seem I have my account back again. Thank you for your help! --Koveras Alvane (talk) 19:52, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Awesome! and welcome back :) — Game widow (talk) 02:40, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

A new category / section for standalone stories?[]

A Night To Remember is like a standalone [trailer] story which deserves its own article. Should we make a category for those? — Gilrond (talk) 18:05, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

If you like, I have no problem with that. I've been trying to decipher the lyrics and i think i have most of them, if you care to make the article. Here's what i have:

...was asleep in admidst the trees
 (that's?) all aswayin' in the breeze
but once (...a light's on?), she's wide awake
fearing all manner of ghouls, hags and wraiths

for the witcher brave and bold
paid in coin of gold
he'll chop and slice
and cut and dice
and eat you up whole
eat you whole

Game widow (talk) 18:48, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Here is a good attempt to transcribe the lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD8JxQWMFG0 And also see an in-depth discussion of the story here (more towards the end of the thread): http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/35911-A-Night-To-Remember-CGI-trailer Some open questions from there: Who was she and what kind of monster? Did she die in the end or not (if she was a high vampire - she could survive). Why did Geralt change his mind and didn't take the trophy (and or spared her in the end)? The meaning of the song and its context. Lot's of interesting subjects. A marvelous trailer overall. I'll try to put some article together a bit later. — Gilrond (talk) 19:08, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
I added this article: A Night to Remember but not sure what category to put it in. Also, should I make story analysis section? It would be subjective, but can be interesting to readers. If it's not very good for the article itself (on Wikipedia it would be forbidden as original research ;), I can put it into Talk section. — Gilrond (talk) 04:12, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Sure, i've said repeatedly that we are not wikipedia :) Muse away! — Game widow (talk) 13:10, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

The World of the Witcher[]

Just received a Kindle copy of the book. It's well-written (from Dandelion's perspective) and provides new information on the Continent's history and species categorisation. Some more fantastic artwork to be found too and I'll be digesting it slowly; will be adding new content over the next few weeks :) DunBanner (talk) 14:33, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Awesome! — Game widow (talk) 15:36, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Wow, thanks! I totally missed that. What book is it? — Gilrond (talk) 01:31, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
"The World of the Witcher" — Game widow (talk) 03:17, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I found it on Amazon so far. Do you know if it's DRM-free there (or anywhere else)? I don't want to buy a DRM-ed edition. — Gilrond (talk) 03:24, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Apologies for the late reply. As far as I know, only Amazon sells a digital version through its Kindle DRM platform. DunBanner (talk) 06:26, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Gwent and Barrel[]

I was thinking: are you really sure that's the same game? PS. And again, about quest "objectives" (that are shown in journal) - should we add them in quest description or not? - John Miles (talk) 19:35, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

i'm not at all sure they're the same ... and as for the objectives, i tossed some in just to get a walkthrough section started. People are awfully reluctant to make new sections, so having something (no matter how lame) in there seems to spur contributors to action. i'm not married to them by any means — Game widow (talk) 21:40, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Looking at the card game stuff more closely, perhaps it would be better to move Gwent to its own page ... we can still have links back and forth — Game widow (talk) 22:53, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, noticed that. Imho it's better this way, because maybe this section will be expanded - for example, where to get some rare gwent cards, players throughout the world or smth like that. - John Miles (talk) 23:02, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Journal (?)ntry[]

I know this seems trivial, but which is preferred: Journal Entry or Journal entry? It appears inconsistent on some pages DunBanner (talk) 13:13, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

It's not trivial, I totally agree. Personally, i always prefer "Journal entry", I can run a bot job to fix those though — Game widow (talk) 13:59, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
I certainly support that. One more thing, would it be possible to apply a bot job, changing instances of the paragraph title 'Trivia' to 'Notes'? I see the latter as a more appropriate way to describe relevant additional information (not supported by the main body of text), whereas the term trivia seems vague and basically means something of little value. Regards, DunBanner (talk) 14:22, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, i think that's also easily fixed — Game widow (talk) 16:17, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

TW3 Item Template[]

Hi. I think we need to change a template for tw3 items a bit. I suppose additional field should be added: in what items this thing can be dismantled into. - John Miles (talk) 18:23, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Those fields already exist: they are dismantle1 .. dismantle7 — Game widow (talk) 21:43, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm... link?.. I just didn't see them in the already added items, so I want to know after what fields I should write them and in what syntax. - John Miles (talk) 22:06, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, OK Rusty Nilfgaardian sword, for example — Game widow (talk) 04:30, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I see, thanks. PS. Btw, we still nead "beast" category or page for "beasts" in TW3. Currently we have only "beast" as creature from TW1 I assume. Smth like this one: Necrophage - John Miles (talk) 14:59, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Yep .. getting to it :) — Game widow (talk) 15:13, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

DLC pages?[]

I'm thinking... should we make 16 pages for free DLCs or not?.. Because many people on forums (me included ^_^) are searching and asking how to get them and where, so... maybe it could be usefull? PS. Moreover we have the whole category for them already (Category: The Witcher 3 DLC) - John Miles (talk) 19:32, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Sure :) — Game widow (talk) 21:22, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

TW3 Regions and locations[]

Hi. It's me again. :) I think we need to bring some order in TW3 regions and locations. E.g. there is White Orchard (village), but also as I understand there is White Orchard (game region) where village of White Orchard is only one of the locations, but there're also Ransacked village, Ruined village, etc. So I think maybe it would be better to create 2 pages for White Orchard (village) and White Orchard (region)? - John Miles (talk) 11:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Isn't that village called Woesong Bridge? but if not, then i'd vote for "White Orchard village" and "White Orchard" and i'll add the disambiguation message at the top of each — Game widow (talk) 14:25, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Hmm... strange... when you enter the village the note "White Orchard" appears but there's no exact marker on the map, just the nearest Fast Travel location - Woesong Bridge... hmm... so, not sure what to do then... definitely this whole damn region is A BIT too big to be just "a small village", but should it be one page or two?.. Well, I'll start editing this one: White Orchard adding locations and then it's up to you to decide. - John Miles (talk) 14:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
PS. reread the map again... "So named because of a girl who once would stand on the bridge and sing, waiting for her beloved's return." well, I thing Woesong Bridge is probably a real bridge, not the village that is near it, though I can be mistaking... PS. BTW, how should we format official ingame descriptions of the locations? Title them "Map description" (similat to "Journal entry" or "Beastiary entry" or what?) - John Miles (talk) 14:53, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
If it's in the journal, i'd stick with "Journal entry". "Map description" is ok if that's more accurate — Game widow (talk) 15:17, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
No, that's not in the Journal exactly. Just when you open a map and hover on the discovered location in the lower left part of the screen you can read its description. PS. Well, I'm more and more sure that the biggest village is also called "White Orchard". When you first enter the village on the left side of the screen appears note "New Marker: Woesong Bridge" and on the right of the screen a note appears "White Orchard". The same note "White Orchard" appears when you enter the village either from East (from Woesong Bridge) or from West (just after you enter the "wooden ark" on the road - you see "White Orchard" note appearing on the screen). Though for some unknown reason there is no marker for "White Orchard Village" on the map itself. - John Miles (talk) 15:20, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, then "White Orchard village" it is — Game widow (talk) 15:22, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I'm thinkings: maybe it would be better to change tw3 locations template a bit? So that there were no lines or fields under the image ("the caption" field) if there is no need in it? Because I think it's no use just to duplicate the name of the location (like here for example: Broken Bridge), but if I leave it blank - the line still remains: Nilfgaardian Garrison, and if I delete "caption" field in the article completely - it gives me an error like {caption}.

And the second little thing: how it would be better to name the page for "Mill" in White Orchard: White Orchard Mill or Mill (White Orchard) or smth else? - John Miles (talk) 13:47, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

I'll fix the template, and as for the mill, personally i prefer "White Orchard mill", but "Mill (White Orchard)" is ok too. — Game widow (talk) 16:10, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

I created Royal Palace in Vizima page, but then decided to check - and as I see it's the same building as Foltest's castle (they even have almost the same maps), so... the question is... how we deal with this thing?.. :) which would be the main page, which would be redirected and where, etc. - John Miles (talk) 20:44, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

I think Royal Palace in Vizima should be the main page, but with a {{tw1}} section at the top with the content from Foltest's castle and a redirection from Foltest's castle to it in the Category:The Witcher locations. — Game widow (talk) 23:41, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

TW3 Beast template[]

Maybe it's better to change TW3 beast template a bit? Currently the "loot" field in template is called "Crafting/Alchemy", but most of the beasts among loot leave you their hides or meat. That's actually neither "crafting" nor "alchemy" - that's either "Food" or "Junk", but imho it's also important. So, maybe it's better to rename it just to "Loot"? Because I was going to add Bear hide for loot field for Bear, but then watched the preview saying "Crafting/Alchemy" and got a bit confused. - John Miles (talk) 20:28, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Actually i was thinking the same thing. So loot it is, unless we come up with a better name. (I'll make it loot for now, but perhaps "drops" ? ) — Game widow (talk) 13:09, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Well[]

I must apologize for my imprudence with cyclops article. The level of my advancement in English language is not excessively hard, I thought "cyclops" is plural form... forgive me my silliness -_- SMiki5five (talk) 21:40, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

No worries, cyclops *is* the singular form, 1 cyclops, 2 cyclopses — Game widow (talk) 04:43, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright infringements[]

Take a look, please :/ SMiki5five (talk) 17:44, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Sadly, there's really nothing we can do, other than ask them not to do that. Sometimes people are nice about it and remove the stuff they've stolen, but not always — Game widow (talk) 18:03, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
I left a message on his message wall, hope that he will stop doing it. SMiki5five (talk) 18:31, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so I started adding Template:Witchergamepedia there to articles, hope they will not ban me :D SMiki5five (talk) 07:40, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Nicely done:) I hope they don't ban you either! — Game widow (talk) 10:32, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Slyzard / dracolizard[]

Hi. I've noticed that the wiki contain two different articles about one creature. Both slyzard and dracolizard were originally oszluzg in Polish. First translation comes from TW2, second one is probably unofficial translation made before the English release of the Sword of Destiny. I suggest to create one article, with name from the official translation. It should appear a few times, during a conversation with Borch and later. SMiki5five (talk) 19:01, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

The articles should be merged into a single article under the official english name. — Game widow (talk) 21:42, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Yep, but I have only Polish version of books :/ SMiki5five (talk) 22:25, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Once again, just saying "it's in the book" doesn't help me find the word either. which short story? where in the short story ? — Game widow (talk) 22:32, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Uhm, sorry that I wrote it unclearly. The name appears at least two occasions during a conversation with Borch in the Pensive Dragon, also near the blocked bridge, when Geralt says the Crinfrid Reavers had exterminated all oszluzgs and forktails in Redania. All in "The Bounds of Reason" short story. SMiki5five (talk) 11:15, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
OK thanks, i'll look it up — Game widow (talk) 12:26, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Putting Armor in order[]

1. Hi, our current The Witcher 3 armor is a bit of a mess, so I'm thinking - maybe we should imply some standard for these items? First of all in terms of images used. Currently we have THREE types: icons, ingame cut out images, inventory cut out images. I would personally prefer to have inventory cut out images on their main pages, like here Bounty hunter's gambeson, Spikeroog aketon or Kaer Morhen armor and have armor icons in different tables like this one The Witcher 3 armor. So, I would like to hear your opinion on this one. PS. Or, actually we have even FOUR types: we also have headless ingame cut out images as well.

2. As I understood several stats for each armor are permanent, that's usually resistances to piercing, bludgeoning and slashing damage, but the rest stats - regeneration of stamina, resistance to burning, sign intensity etc. may differ, though the name of the armor remains the same... so... how we deal with this issue? - John Miles (talk) 20:17, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Since i have no access to the game assets directly, all i can do is record what i find. If you know of the actual base stats for stuff, then by all means, add them. As for the images, i would very much like the infoboxes to contain the inventory icons. All other images should be in a gallery as we've done with the previous games. — Game widow (talk) 20:20, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Gwent card images[]

Nice work with the cards. Is there any way to export them from the game or do you have to cut them out manually from a screenshot? Just wondering. - John Miles (talk) 14:47, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

If i could export them, i surely would. These are all cut out screenshots — Game widow (talk) 15:25, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm, lot's of work that is... but I suppose someone will stole it from here very soon and spread all over the internet... :( but that's the way of things... PS. Btw, what to do with the cards alternative design? I personally haven't installed that DLC yet - don't know if I would be able to turn it off if I don't like it. - John Miles (talk) 16:46, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm adding a tab for the alternate designs and i just installed the dlc — Game widow (talk) 19:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Maybe we really should switch to low res images because of this "copy issues". I see this risk, too.
I also think 300px width for a gwent card displayed in an infobox is much too much. Watch it on a mobile and you'll have to scroll a long time.
Solution for both problems: maybe we should use for the gwent cards smaller images like my upload of vesemir (dlc) File:Tw3 gwent card face Vesemir DLC.png?
»»Dove«« (talk) 10:34, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm... I personally don't think that downscaling the quality of images and thus worsening the experience for users of this wiki is a reasonable "solution" to this issues. I really like the quality they are now. - John Miles (talk) 11:11, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Low res? Definitely not. I absolutely do not see the value in downscaling the quality of the image. Having sub-standard images just because someone might "steal" better ones seems silly to me. We've had our images taken before and it will happen again. I see no reason to not use good images. — Game widow (talk) 13:44, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Another question: How about putting Gwent on the mainpage, in the TW3 tab? I already created an icon: File:Tw3 gwent icon.png. It can direct to the Gwent category or to the article page. What do you think about that? »»Dove«« (talk) 12:40, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Nice image, man. As well as idea. Certainly Gwent became a rather important and widely discussed part of the game. - John Miles (talk) 13:03, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Sure — Game widow (talk) 13:15, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

About Gwent cards... I'm thinking: maybe we should add somewhere on the card page link to the character it represents? I haven't found one so far. - John Miles (talk) 17:49, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Have you noticed the little question mark icon on the infobox title bar ? — Game widow (talk) 18:17, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Well, since I asked this question, that means I didn't... ok, I see now... :) PS. BTW, have you found: is there a way to reverse from Ballad Heroes images to original once you've installed it? - John Miles (talk) 18:28, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
For the Ballad heroes versions, yes, there is a way (also part of the patch 1.07). Just go to the main menu, for downloadable content and switch off that particular bit (same goes for the alternative looks for Yen, Triss, and Ciri) — Game widow (talk) 21:55, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Another questions about book translation[]

Hi. I was reminded of an oversea country, Ofir. The problem is: it appeared originally in Old Testament and Ofir is Polish version, English one is Ophir. Question is - it was translated to Ophir in the official translation (as it was done in German or French) or left untranslated? It should appear during a conversation with Borch in the tavern.

Second question is about the Haaks' country. Though its inhabitants are called "Haaks" in Polish (double "a"), their land is named "Hakland" (only one "a" between "h" and "k"). Since the name "Hakland" appeared only in untranslated yet "Lady of the Lake", why the name has been changed? "Haakland" comes from one of unofficial translations or something? On The Witcher 1 map it was called "Hakland" though, as in original.

Regards, SMiki5five (talk) 16:45, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

In the official translation it's Ofir and Zangvebar. As for Ha(a)kland, no idea — Game widow (talk) 17:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Um. Translator's decision seems a bit curiously... changing the name of one exotic land without clear reason, but leaving unchanged the name which should be translated since it is a kind of "easter egg" (if we can call borrowing name from Bible an "easter egg")... SMiki5five (talk) 18:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Quest reward[]

How do we enter different quest rewards (depending on the choice you made and the outcome of the quest)? Just br, slashes, smth else? In Wild at Heart, Towerful of Mice, etc., etc. - John Miles (talk) 20:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

I would say (at least for now, or until it become unmanageable) that we have <br>Some explanatory text: then a bullet / unnumbered list if there are more than one items. Rinse, repeat. Alternatively, we could have just a link like "See reward section / notes" and then more information in a section — Game widow (talk) 21:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
I tried to write it here: Wild at Heart, but how to make bullets work in that template? - John Miles (talk) 16:33, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
With actual lone breaks, see my changes — Game widow (talk) 16:46, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Main page update[]

It seems that the sentence "To date, only one collection of short stories and the first three novels in the Witcher saga have been translated into English." is now outdated (since there is official translation of Sword of Destiny). SMiki5five (talk) 12:22, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello Game Widow ! Yes, I'm everywhere... I wanted to fix some outdated information but the main page is locked. So first, in the paragraph Geralt, remove "the upcoming" before Witcher 3. And then, in Sapkowski paragraph, replace "five novels" by "six novels". Daneel53 (talk) 09:05, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Good catch, I'll fix those — Game widow ( talk ) 10:11, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Gwent card images[]

Have a look :) SMiki5five (talk) 18:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I saw those a while back, i'm sure. they are not on a transparent bg — Game widow (talk) 18:36, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

TW2 Character Pages[]

Hi. I've been thinking for a while about it... I like what we currently have with character templates for TW3 Characters. And as I understood we even have separate templates for TW2 Characters and Book Characters (those who made their first appearance in them) - the yellow and the grey ones. So, the question is: are we planning to format TW2 characters (+ books characters and TW1 - dunno if we have a color for it) in the similar manner? I personally would like to see that, coz I like the template. But since it is kind of a 'global' question, desided to ask here first. - John Miles (talk) 22:34, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that was the plan all along — Game widow (talk) 12:51, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Race and profession template?[]

Since pages with templates looks much better and more convenient imho - maybe you'll make template for races? Human, elf, dwarf, vran, dryad, nayad, troll...? It won't be usable often (races are not characters or monsters), but still. As for fields maybe it should include: average lifespan, average size, habitat, some peculiar features, etc.. Also I'm thinking about Profession template, coz I don't like much the appearance of Medic or Mage pages, though still not sure what fields it should include. And if we'll start going on with putting characters into templates order - it's better to put profession properly. I added Prostitute, but we still don't have Soldier for example or Knight? (Still a bit unsure, but I think it should be the one "profession" - soldier maybe?) And there're quite a number of Soldier/Knight characters - John Miles (talk) 14:31, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

PS. Yeah, and Merchant of course, but not as a disambigation page, but as a profession page. They are not worse than medics or mages, why they shouldn't have one? With notable merchants mentioned. + We have Blacksmiths and Armores (maybe change them to Blacksmith and Armorer? ), but don't have Farmer or Cleric. - John Miles (talk) 14:33, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Sure, i have no great feelings one way or the other on that. If you think those pages would be helpful, then it's fine by me — Game widow (talk) 15:04, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
As for Soldier vs Knight ... i think they are different, but i'm willing to be convinced. A soldier is not a noble, while a knight is and in these medieval settings, that distinction seems to be important — Game widow (talk) 15:06, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, I would like to hear your ideas/suggestions/indignation ab that: Template:Occupation and that: Template:Infoboxprofession (Thug, Prostitute). Also would like to know, if we could change colors for Lore/Book templates a little bit?.. I like the color for TW1, I like the color for TW2, I like the color for TW3, but I definitely don't like the Lore/Book color... light-brown/black gradient looks too "dirty" imho. I think it would look much better a-little-brighter-brown/a-little-darker-brown gradient - well, as it was made with TW2 and TW3 colors... - John Miles (talk) 00:25, 15 August 2015 (UTC) PS. Image size field doesn't seem to work properly in template here: Cat (creature).
I'm totally open to suggestions for a prettier gradient :) perhaps you could suggest one? I use this site. I'll have a look at the templates and get back to you, right now, i'm diving back into the game :) — Game widow (talk) 00:55, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, I experimented a bit with photoshop on wiki screenshot... so, if we stick with brown for books/lore template, I think this one looks better: [1] i.e. #824d1f/#512300 colors. I.e. "a bit lighter brown" (and a bit "tastier" than the current one) - and "a bit darker brown" (instead of the black one). PS. And about profession templates and profession (occupation) optimization in general: Sooooo?... Do you like the idea or you don't like the idea? Or you still haven't decided if you like it or not? - John Miles (talk) 22:18, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
That gradient looks fine to me and the profession templates are totally ok by me — Game widow (talk) 22:19, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Oke... that's good... I'll add other professions then. (Btw, what to do with this one: Merchant (disambig)? Just replace it?) And a couple of questions more... ^_^ - John Miles (talk) 22:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
As long as the existing information is preserved, i don't mind how the page is transformed (more chocolatey gradient is in place) — Game widow (talk) 22:48, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Character profile image[]

What format for character profile image is preferable (if available)? Because I see two types: "horizontal" (i.e. 16:9 or close, direct screenshots mainly) or "vertical" (cut out journal images, renders or cut out screenshots)? - John Miles (talk) 22:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, i never noticed this. I don't mind either, but if pressed, i prefer the 16:9 versions — Game widow ( talk ) 20:58, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Gallery presentation[]

I've checked different gallery styles - and I personally likes "gallery mode=packed" The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or "gallery mode=packed-hover" Shani (in this case a bit of additinal formatting required: change of the text color) MUCH more than the "default" one. Because default leaves A LOT of empty space between the borders and I can hardly see anything on those thumbnails, plus a lot of space is just wasted. Soooo... I would like to hear your thoughts about that as well. - John Miles (talk) 22:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Maps[]

Could you make screenshots for a couple of empty region maps? e.g. "Pontar (game region)" and The Skellige Isles? Because from your screenshots I understood that you have a hell of a resolution, while mine is 1920x1200. And the more the better. :) I would sign them with the names of major locations like I did with White Orchard. - John Miles (talk) 22:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

New published concept art[]

Hi. Recently Eurogamer published a lot of previously unseen concept art for TW3: see here and here. It would be good to add some of that to the Wiki to relevant articles. I avoid editing TW3 related articles because of spoilers since I didn't play the game yet, otherwise I would have done it. — Gilrond (talk) 18:54, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

OK thanks, i will look into it — Game widow ( talk ) 19:04, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Section orders[]

I don't wish to kick up a fuss about established standards, but placing "Associated quests" after "Journal entry" for The Witcher 3 articles is entirely inconsistent with the character entries for The Witcher and The Witcher 2, which reverse the ordering. Furthermore, "an" is the appropriate determiner since the following word begins with a vowel. Forgive me for any rudeness, regards, — DunBanner (talk) 13:37, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

I appreciate consistency, but randomly changing a single entry doesn't help. If you intend to start (and finish!) a project which changes that order on all the witcher 3 character pages, then great. I take care of nearly 1000 wikis here at gamepedia and so i occasionally do drop a letter or two when typing, pointing that out does seem a bit petty for a comment i left as a courtesy — Game widow ( talk ) 13:41, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
That makes little sense, it hasn't been a project of mine to randomly change section orders at the whim of consistency preference. Indeed, my primary concern with minor edits has been consistency between articles of the games, but wouldn't you expect me to follow through with that? I'm not suggesting that the article creators were wrong with reversing the order, nor to I plan to dedicate a project to changing them. I'm just confused as to why The Witcher 3 articles are structured in this way.
As others have pointed out, I've been lone-wolfing edits and haven't consulted with you or them in relation to article changes or edit styles I've made in the past, I'm hoping to communicate with you more about it, thanks — DunBanner (talk) 13:58, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Great, then let's work together to make the wiki better and improve consistency. Because i have so many irons in the fire, i do miss some things. I had not actually noticed (or if i did at some point, it later slipped my mind) that this order had been reversed for only tw3 — Game widow ( talk ) 14:04, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Some issues with Quote template[]

Hi. I'm trying to use the Quote wiki template in this part, and it doesn't recognize values like text=, author=, source=. I tried using 1=,2=,3= and it works for 1 and 2, but something weird happens with source (3=). Can you please look into it? — Gilrond (talk) 02:38, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks.

I can look into it, but why do you want to reproduce wikipedia templates here? they are only another wiki — Game widow ( talk ) 01:41, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I thought it's a standard thing for MediaWiki templates. Or they are specific for its every usage? If they are different, is there any documentation how they are used here on Gamepedia? — Gilrond (talk) 02:38, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
We don't have a standard, but i can amend our quote template to accommodate the fields you want. Can you give me an example of where you want to use and what you'd be quoting ? — Game widow ( talk ) 12:55, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I tried it here. In general, isn't Gamepedia using MediaWiki? If so, how does its code correlate to it? It's a custom fork or your periodically synchronize it with upstream MediaWiki? — Gilrond (talk) 15:13, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Mediawiki (or in some cases, Semantic Mediawiki) is the underlying software. Templates are not part of that, they are additions, even on mediawiki.org or wikipedia — Game widow ( talk ) 15:17, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I see, thanks for clarifying. Then going back to the above, is there any way to see what templates can be used here on the Witcher wiki (and how)? — Gilrond (talk) 15:19, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Look in the categoryGame widow ( talk ) 18:30, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! — Gilrond (talk) 19:42, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Help with editing for Juraj103[]

Hi. User Juraj103 had some problems with editing articles here (permission issue of some kind). http://forums.cdprojektred.com/group.php?discussionid=134&do=discuss Can you please help him? Thanks! — Gilrond (talk) 14:19, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

The link in that message is to wikia, i don't support that. If there is a problem on Gamepedia, then please describe it — Game widow ( talk ) 14:21, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Here is what he wrote there: So i decide to register (on Gamepedia), suceed , but when i trying to edit something it show me this endless thing: https://i.imgur.com/82qLgoo.png His user here is Juraj103Gilrond (talk) 14:26, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
DiamondDove already told him that that comes from the visual editor and that he should switch off the VE to avoid it. To do that, he must go to the Preferences page, Editing tab and uncheck "Enable VisualEditor. It will not be available on talk pages and some other namespaces." If he has not done that, then there is nothing i can do — Game widow ( talk ) 14:29, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, I sent him a PM with this info as well. Thanks. — Gilrond (talk) 14:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
The VE is pretty awful, but is not our code, it's base Mediawiki. In general, i would never recommend using it — Game widow ( talk ) 14:56, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
It seems that he decided though to stay on wikia... at least he is an admin there now. Well, maybe he'll edit both wikis, as I do with polish versions. Though I've noticed that he again copies some fragments which I add (Eternal Fire article) :P — SMiki5five (talk) 17:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
That's sad news, but his choice — Game widow ( talk ) 18:10, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
I dont think so, as SMiki ´´drew up´´ I will edit here and there like he is doin and I am glad for you help me with my problems — Juraj103 ( talk ) 20:10, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm very pleased to hear you will be editing here as well. Welcome! — Game widow ( talk ) 19:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I am also glad i am going to join this community as well Juraj103 ( talk ) 19:45, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Quotes for Brouver[]

Hi! If you had some time, could you add English quotes from the official translation for an article about Brouver Hoog? I've already add them to the Polish article and they contain a lot of info about this character IMHO.
They shoud be placed a few pages before the end of the third chapter of the "Baptism of Fire".

Thanks in advance, — SMiki5five (talk) 17:45, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

I'll see what i can do — Game widow ( talk ) 20:36, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Otto and Verily[]

Upon arriving at the hut during the Open Sesame! quest, one of the two knights hammering on the door will call out "Verily, I say unto you, lecherous halfling, that open the door you must", referring to the herbalist. For reference, see here. As for the inconsistency, perhaps an oversight by CDPR. They're using the archaic term "verily" as truly, my mistake. — DunBanner (talk) 12:55, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Yep, i searched the strings files and found that too. — Game widow ( talk ) 13:42, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Family tree - colors[]

I've started experimenting with the family trees, but have some problem with the background color... I don't understand. I have done all as in this case, but it doesnt' work... have I missed something?

Best regards, — SMiki5five (talk) 20:42, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

The template is not tolerant of spaces — Game widow ( talk ) 21:02, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) — SMiki5five (talk) 21:24, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedish realm maps[]

Well on my/AnuChemicals version of witcher wikipedia (you know simple wikia) I make a maps of kingdom look more like on global wikipedia. That ´´artistic ones´´ could be used in gallery or I dont know. Here you go for example: Pontar valley-saskia map. So what you think ? --— Juraj103 (talk) 15:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

I can't say i find that particular example to be particularly better, but if other people on this wiki like it, i could be persuaded — Game widow ( talk ) 15:30, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
So I am supposed to ask them or you will or what ? --— Juraj103 (talk) 16:25, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
I can ask them, but i'd need something decent to show them. As i said before, that one image you linked is not great — Game widow ( talk ) 20:21, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Here you go for more of them : witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Political_maps --— Juraj103 (talk) 21:10, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Simplified maps for the states would be good idea... the problem problem is - CDPR (more precisely, Karol Kowalczyk's) map, on which they are based, is not very valid. The error free version doesn't exist, probably even the one hiden in the Sapkowski's drawer hasn't been devoid of some mistakes. I vote for wait with your idea until we'll have got more accurate map of the world.
Regards,
SMiki5five (talk) 20:43, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

I am not inspired by his map but by map from deviantart (that deutch one, thinks its most correct at time) --— Juraj103 (talk) 21:10, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Do you think of the new one by Ironsteffl? But I think this is still in progress... — »»Dove«« (talk) 16:43, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes Dove I am inspired by that one --— Juraj103 (talk) 18:22, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
It hovewer still haven't included info from Sezon, like two arms of the Pontar and a land between them. Locations in the region of Brugge, Sodden and Brokilon are placed incorrectly (especially the Owl Hills which should be placed near Drieschot, like on the Ortelius Map). If I was creating a map, I would also arrange locations in the North (Kaedwen, Jamurlak, Gelibol, League, Kovir) differently than in Ortelius and Ironsteffl maps... but I don't, finding time to do it is almost impossible in my case (severe idleness connected with learning too much). — SMiki5five (talk) 18:45, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
I agree that much of the geography of the Witcher continent is still up in the air. Sapkowski himself has admitted on several occasions that he didn't pay any attention to that and may well have contradicted himself. — Game widow ( talk ) 19:02, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Indeed he has... for example, in "The Sword of Destiny" short story Eithne mentions Ekkehard of Sodden as one of human rulers whose realms border with Brokilon while Sodden in fact doesn't. — SMiki5five (talk) 19:29, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Table of Contents[]

Do pages naturally have table of contents? — kd103 (talk) 22:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes, they do, from 4 chapters on. If you want to force TOCs, use the __TOC__ tag, if you don't simply use __NOTOC__
»»Dove«« (talk) 23:31, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Using __TOC__ just forces the table of contents to appear at that point on the page, so if you want to control where it appears (within limits!) just put that code where you want it — Game widow ( talk ) 23:59, 4 December 2015 (UTC)