Project Wikify: Quest for a proper English Gothic Wiki
After Googling for a while, I came to the conclusion that there is no single proper English Gothic wiki(a).
There's a relatively huge Polish Gothic wiki at http://pl.gothic.wikia.com with 3482 pages at this time of writing.
But the largest English wiki, http://wogen.wikia.com, only contains 60 pages.
There also are a few smaller English Gothic wikis which are all less than 20 pages:
What I would like suggest is this:
- The merge of the aforementioned smaller Gothic Wikis into http://wogen.wikia.com
- Expansion of the WoGen Wikia through the import and translation of pages from http://pl.gothic.wikia.com
- The further expansion of the WoGen Wikia through the addition of original content researched by the WoGen/WorldofPlayers community
The goal of this Project is to 'Wikify' the Gothic series, i.e. document all the known information about the Gothic games in a wiki format in the English language.
The advantages of having such a large English Gothic wiki are obvious; All the information you would want to know about the Gothic series would be in one place for easy lookup.
I have already started preparations for step one, the merge, by messaging the founders of the aforementioned wikis, but I cannot complete this project alone; I need the help of the WorldofPlayers Community (meaning you guys ;)
"How can I help?", you ask?
Well, there are multiple ways to help:
General Guide to Adding Awesome Content (tm):
- Play any of the Gothic games for a bit
- Go to the Gothic wiki (http://wogen.wikia.com) and document what you have found in the game
- PROFIT FOR EVERYONE! :D
- The actual resolution and game quality of the screenshot does not matter much, but obviously higher is better.
- Make sure the subject of your screenshot is clearly visible and unobstructed.
- For weapons, shields, magic, food and other items visible when your character uses them, please try to include the character in the shot as well as the subject.
- Make sure the background is somewhat neutral, meaning no battle screenshots for weapons (unless you also made a neutral screenshot) and no plot spoilers if possible.
- Using a 'freecam' mod or cheat to get a better view of the item is encouraged if such a thing is available for the game in question.
- With items, please also take a separate screenshot of their inventory icons.
- If you're any good at Photoshop/other image editing tools, please crop your screenshot to only include the subject (and the character if applicable) before posting to the wikia or this thread.
- If not, please post your screenshot to this thread so that one of us may do so.
For any questions, comments, remarks, etc. simply reply to this thread and I will do my best to answer them.
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Geändert von XDMickeYXD (20.02.2013 um 20:27 Uhr)
Whenever I'll have time, I'll machine translate some pages from the Polish wiki and then grammar/spell check and correct them. I'll publish the stuff here via the spoiler element and you'll be able to use it if required. So yea'.. count me in!
Yea that is sad but as soon as I have some time I will add some pages to wogen gothic wiki.
Geändert von XDMickeYXD (18.02.2013 um 10:47 Uhr)
I'm not really good at writing and my English vocabulary is very modest. So after seeing how pages of even the less important things in game(such as meatbugs) are well written I wouldn't like to interfere and ruin it.
If there is another way I can help I'd be glad to.
Will do. I started with the more... lore important bits and will end with the small things, like the mobile game Gothic 3: The Beginning... that's, fairly unimportant for an example.
Well you can start by searching for things that are useful for wikia then you post it here and one of us that edit it will take a look and add it.
Zitat von MikeLitoris
Geändert von XDMickeYXD (18.02.2013 um 10:47 Uhr)
Good luck, Gothic definitely deserves a ultimate English wiki of the caliber of the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages or better. But a functional and useful one would be a great start.
Exactly, because right now, there simply isn't one.
Zitat von Bastardo
There are only 60 pages on the WoGen wiki, and sixty pages definitely is not enough to properly cover all the content in the Gothic games.
I finished the weapons section on Wogen Gothic Wiki or WGW.
Links (pages I finished):
Took me about 3 hours to finish everything, I will start the edit of other things as soon as I get some free time. I was really tired so if you find any mistakes feel free to correct them, if you dont know how then put them, then write here, me or someone will edit it.
Why do you have seperate pages for swords, axes, maces and hammers? There is no functional difference and where do you put stuff like the orc shaman's staffes?
Zitat von LastKnownMeal
I think there only have to be 4 articles for G1-weapons:
- cheat-only weapons
The properties should include damage type and reach. I don't know if a cheat code is necessary.
Yep but I didn't put that it was already there and I didn't want to change that but thats a good idea. As far is code concerned you need to provide all the info on wikia and codes are one of them.
Zitat von Blubbler
Geändert von LastKnownMeal (18.02.2013 um 07:09 Uhr)
Geändert von XDMickeYXD (18.02.2013 um 10:43 Uhr)
An awesome site for G2 and G2 NotR on ENG and all other Gothics on GER.
Thanks, this will provide some nice stuff to put on the wiki.
Zitat von MikeLitoris
Not all of it is in English though, but we'll manage.
Good stuff. The design looks a bit poor but the content is good to a degree.
Either way, I was able to hook up Milten into the WoG wiki. There's a lot of links missing as many of the pages are not yet created, so I'll leave it be empty for now, until I get all the links.
Future edits will follow, mind! Damn, I must say that it is some hard work getting the info fixed, especially the Polish wiki is FULL of unknown words that Chrome doesn't like. If I can get one character per day, I'll have the Character section filled nicely in a month... rich enough for our lore-hungry fans!
Updated the wiki with a Gorn page as well, will continue to get the main group together, then link up all the names and places.
Geändert von MrGookles (19.02.2013 um 10:47 Uhr)
Geändert von XDMickeYXD (19.02.2013 um 11:16 Uhr)
Sure, I've seen it now that I checked out the source code. I'll change it as quick as I can, thanks for the point lad.
And sure, take your time. Though a playthrough with the Community Story project will be even better...
There's a Community Story Project?
Zitat von MrGookles
Currently playing with just the base game + community patch.
Also, I'm in the process of changing the items page names on the wiki to resemble what I explained in my earlier post.
i.e. instead of "Gothic 1 Ammo" it's now "Ammo (Gothic I)"
I've already done most of the weapons: http://wogen.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Weapons
EDIT: Finished renaming all the weapons pages, also added proper categories for each of those pages.
I'm currently in the process of documenting all of Gothic III's spells (that I've found) and I already completed the infobox for the Light spell http://wogen.wikia.com/wiki/Light_(Gothic_III)
EDIT2: Added screenshot to Light spell infobox
Geändert von XDMickeYXD (19.02.2013 um 12:59 Uhr)