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MerrianMay

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  • I live in Denmark
  • I was born on May 18
  • My occupation is Freelance translator (English - Danish)
  • I am a woman
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  • I'm Tephra, the new Fandom Wiki Manager for the Black Desert Online Wiki. I am here to help the community and be your liaison to Fandom. If you need anything, feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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  • I made a good deal of changes to the top bar. I still need to change World and Gameplay but haven't decided a good way of doing it. Whenever you can check the new layout and tell me your opinion and ideas :)

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  • I've been thinking about creating a thread in the official forums and Reddit (with permission of the mods there of course) for announcing the wiki and inviting people to participate.

    I thought about commenting the idea with you whenever we had what I believe are the most basic pages done, like: different types of PVP, PVE, base mechanics explained, etc. and something like 1000 pages. Other people, however, told me that the wiki had enough content to announce it.

    Would you like for me (or you) to announce it now or do we wait until we have those basic pages I mentioned?

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    • https://discord.gg/ddPd4Jx This is the invitation to the wiki discord server I just opened. Is there a way to put it in the main page in a section to a side?

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    • Yes, it should be possible to do that. I'll see what I can do.

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  • I was thinking of dividing the current timeline into region or conflict specific ones. Or maybe maintain the current one but add links to new specific ones. Every time I add something new to it... It looks more confusing. There's events of 6 different regions with roughly 4 separate conflicts: Calpheon-Valencia war (original timeline), Mediah history, Kamasylvia history and Drieghan history. Alongside other random given dates of one region or another.

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    • I see, yes, it is a bit confusing as it is now. Let's try splitting it into regions.

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    • This weekend I'll focus on the timelines. After doing the Mediah one I realized I have to rewrite and reorder some parts of the Kingdom of Mediah and Republic of Mediah pages :) .

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    • As you can read in the Kamasylvian history timeline page, there's enough conflicts to make a page about them.

      EDIT: Actually, after debating it with other people, there's not that much conflict. It's just badly worded and information left out of some entries. I'll rewrite it later.

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    • Alright :)

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  • My first reasoning was that any page that had to do with NPC in the game (either friendly or hostile (mobs)) would be tagged with the NPC category. But now I don't think they should. If you're fine with it I'll delete the category from the different pages for races (as those pages do not list any kind of ingame NPC except for maybe the leader).

    About using it for the bosses. I think each boss page (about the mob) would need to have the NPC category tag, but not necessarily the Boss page in itself (or any other content page about the different types of bosses for that matter).

    Other wikis differentiate between pages for the character lore and pages for the mob ingame. I don't think that's necessary in our wiki, as there's not enough content for lore pages for the majority of them and what exists can be added in a History section or something like that in a spoiler.

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    • I see! I edited the Imp page to see how it looked with the subrace division. I like the mob template.

      In the future we'll also need pages for each subrace (Steel Imp), page for all those mobs inside, for their knowledge and I guess the race pages (like Imp) will need a template too. In that future template I would put...

      Affiliation (if they have, if not it would be "Independent"), Racial capital (if they have), Racial leader (If they have), Area (area inhabited for all subraces, broadly).

      But BDO is pretty vague for all those things for now. I don't know if the races would merit a template right now.

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    • I think the subrace division looks good on the imp page.

      Glad to hear it.

      Alright, I'll note that in case we decide to make a races template at some point.

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  • The notable locations template is for all those other areas that exist in the game but aren't nodes?

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    • So, for example (I've been slightly bored today):

      King's Forest

      The area inside the red line is entirely named King's Forest with nothing else inside.

      If you open the image you'll see some small lines along the road. For some reason only the devs know about, the entire road of north Serendia to the west of Heidel is named King's Forest. Exiting the road to any side will put you in the real location, but while inside, it tells you you're in the forest. Seeing the name pop up always on the road is what led me to believe King's Forest extended until the river to the west.

      It's like they named all northern Serendia "King's Forest" and then started adding the other subzones until the name only remained in its intended location and the road.

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    • That is a bit peculiar. But looks good :)

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  • Hi, I'm coming from the german BDO Wikia and I wanted to ask if it'd be okie with you to link each others websites with the "article in other languages-link". I don't really know the proper word for it. Anyways, and I'd like to translate your articles into the german wiki. Would that be alright with you? I think that would be very rewarding.

    Kindest regards, Lennart

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  • These days I'll do these sections too. I started with the latest classes because only after Dark Knight's release has Pearl Abyss released lore pages for them. Earlier classes only have the Awakening knowledge entries.

    Thing is, would it be better to put collapsible spoilers or something like that for the longer ones? Like Lahn. It's absurdly long, and it will be even longer when the Awakening is released.

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  • My eyes, what happened? Why are half of the links green?

    EDIT: Now that I check it again, could it be made so only the names have different colors? Right now our edit count, profile, message wall, blog and contributions have the green too (I guess because what you changed was the color regarding all things linked to our user names).

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    • Yes, sorry about that, I played with the CSS. I would have mentioned it, but got an unexpected visitor. It is only us (you and I) that have changed. I'll see if I can get it to only change the color of our names. I am not too fond of the profile recoloring either.

      Edit: Oh man, green on red is really bad. What color do you think would go well with the color theme of the wiki?

      Edit2: Ahh, I used the wrong code. Will change it to the correct one.

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    • Some kind of light grey, light purple, orange or yellow I think can look good.

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    • I changed it to orange, what do you think? I think it looks a lot better.

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    • Yes, looks good.

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  • While listing the pages for states and factions I realized Kamasylvia does not have a state like other regions do. I'll add the sections a state page would have in the main Kamasylvia page.

    Long answer: even if it has an elected leader and a council to rule over the elves (some sort of Meritocracy & Elective Monarchy), there's no government that strictly controls or claims the whole region or a part of it as its own. Elves, spirits and other factions seem to cohexist (except the ones that have gone insane of course) each one with their own leaders and they all speak of Kamasylvia in the same way without attaching to it a political entity.

    P.S. With Drieghan until we have the region released with its entries I cannot be sure but I think it'll have the same problem. They don't seem to have any kind of state there nor claim it. At least one of their Geography sections is called "Drieghan Autonomous Region".

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    • That's interesting. Two areas that aren't governed in the traditional way.

      Just wondering, will it have any impact on our templates?

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    • I don't think so. For now we're writing government information in the settlements and each town does have some resemblance of type of government (except those that are settlements ingame but not in lore).

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