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Needs WorkEdit

AUh, any chance of getting an English thing? This place also needs work.The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

What do you mean by " an English thing", and yeah, this place needs help.--Cloudofdarkness 17:28, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Ouch 52 articles since 05' 20:55, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

i've been adding articles/contributing, but someone needs to sort out the template problems--Semajdraehs 19:32, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

can someone sort out the Featured page template because its kind of annoying not having it (not sure how to do it myself)--Semajdraehs 15:55, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

catergory:regions and cities and catergory:LocationsEdit

I'm suggesting we get rid of one as there both practically the same. any thoughts? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Semajdraehs (talk • contribs).

They are the same thing, at least as far as I can see.--Otherarrow 17:39, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Featured ArticleEdit

Since the Featured Article will stay up until manually edited and we don't know how to make one randomly generate from a set few, I say we just have a Featured Article of the month so that we don't have to change it too often, but we also see a different one every once in a while. Ultimateria:TalkEphidel 01:58, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Have any idea how to do that? I know little to nothing about coding. Also, I think it's time we started a page to sugest and vote for the next one. I nominate Micaiah or Sigurd.--Otherarrow 02:02, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Okay, so... I set up a nominating/voting page here. Obviously, you put your nomination in the Nominations section along with its current amount of votes, then make a ,==Votes for Article Name== section. Votes are tallied at the end of the month! Ultimateria:TalkEphidel 03:14, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Main page layout updateEdit

Hullo! I am Kirkburn, your friendly local Wikia Gaming Helper!

Hopefully you have read about the skin and ad changes at Wikia's New Style on Central Wikia. If not, I hope you'll have a look.

One of the changes is a block of two ads on each main page. It's possible that they won't always show up, but to ensure your main page continues to work properly when they do, you need to update your main page column formatting code with new column tags.

I have drafted a main page using the new tags on User:Kirkburn/Dev which I hope you can take a look at - feel free to make a copy and edit it. Though the layout may seem restrictive at first, there really is a fair amount you can do with them - for example see these customized main pages - Muppet Wiki, WoWWiki, FFXIclopedia. You may want to chat with your wiki community about what direction to take with a new main page.

If you encounter any problems with the new tags, please let us know.

My apologies for any inconvenience these changes bring.
Thank you for your time, Kirkburn (talk) 17:53, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Morning! Anyone got feedback on the proposal? I would like to be able to switch by the end of the week. Kirkburn (talk) 17:15, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
I've made a few more tweaks and put it live. Enjoy! Kirkburn (talk) 22:34, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

There was a proposel? These ad things, do they show up in Monobook? Can I make Monobook the default skin? Stupid questions aside, the main page looks really weird now. I would try to fix it, but my coding knowledge is lacking.--Otherarrow 00:58, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I just fixed a minor issue - what looked weird? You can choose monobook as a personal choice, but not as a default for anon user. Kirkburn (talk) 11:36, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Eh. It just took some getting used too. Sorry for troubling you.--Otherarrow 11:40, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

My few cents on the matterEdit

Yeah. Me again. Whoop-de-doo. :P Anyway, there are a few things I've been wondering concerning this wiki and its operations.

  • I'm curious to know, in regards to Shadow Dragon namings, why go with Euro ones? After all, it's a bit inconsistent, given that with information concerning pretty much every other Fire Emblem game here, US names (e.g. Renault, Sentinel, Astra) take precedence.
  • Now, there's a concern regarding most pages on this wiki that's been bugging me for quite a while, this concerning page layouts. If one were to take a look at a small crosssection of several, say, character pages on this wiki, one will note that they vary drastically in informational layout, the layouts of some pages being better than others. Not only that, but the content itself varies drastically, with many character pages featuring naught but strategy details; my view on that situation is that this site could work well with a fair deal of focus on story elements, since sites detailing strategies are a dime a dozen. I believe that it would be ideal to perhaps draft a set of doctrinal page guidelines for pages of varying kinds to conform to where possible, with Gerik being an excellent example of a character page.

Now you can rip these ideas apart as you wish. :P --Turaga Dlakii Talk! 03:39, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, here we go...

  • I know the Shadow Dragon thing would be a bit controversal and the explaination is this: It is the first version that came out that our non-Japanese users (In other words, most, if not all, of them) could play, coming out about two months before the American version.
  • As for the character pages, well, your right. For one, I noticed that some people seem to think if you post the stats on a stub page, it makes it not a stub, but that is just wasting space: when those stats are put in the Charstat template the page does not look that big anymore. I think doctrinal page guidelines are a good idea, and that Gerik is a good example (needs Charstat though, but a tempate in there never hurt anybody). Let's see what the others think.--Otherarrow 09:10, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Featured Article Link?Edit

Oy, let's try to actually link to the featured article. I couldn't get to Lyndis from the homepage.--TheCorrector 02:45, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

This has to stopEdit

This really has to stop. I know I'm not the only one who has noticed this but sometimes the wiki stops for about 3 hours. No Editing or anything. How can we stop this? Any Ideas?--Inferuno Ryuu 21:04, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Prime example of what I'm saying.....--Inferuno Ryuu 14:52, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Maybe if you stopped complaining all the time and actually edit something, this would not happen as often. People cannot edit all the time. They have lives of their own, you know.--Otherarrow 15:33, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Last time I checked I didn't complain all the time... I'm not the person who has a problem with GhebFE--Inferuno Ryuu 16:32, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Fan-made patches are not relevant to the wiki at this moment above a brief mention to show how popular a otherwise minor character is, we can not afford to let people pour in tons of fancrud into the wiki, while the real articles still need developing. And your always whining about something, ranging from things you can actually do like "will someone edit this template, will someone make this page?" to stuff like "why isn't this irrelevant fanpatch mentioned, why isn't everyone editing all the time?" Seriously. You can edit, nothing is stopping you. You don't have to ask to edit, and you don't have to complain that nothing is being done. You can do something.--Otherarrow 16:53, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Asking for something, is not whining. Asking a question isn't whining either. So tell me when do I whine? I haven't asked anyone to make a page. I've asked someone to edit a template. And if I made the Roshea page how do I whine about asking someone to make a page? I ask someone to fix it up because I do it crap. If you want something to be crap then don't fix it. Leave it there. And when someone goes on that page they'll see and jusge if it's crap or not.

So Tell me when do I whine?--Inferuno Ryuu 17:13, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Your missing the point. You seem to think it is some great sin if you make a page, that Roshea page you made? Only one I have seen you make. Ever. And yet you "request" pages all the time. If you make a crappy page, well, that is why we have this: {{cleanup}}. You seem to love whining about how your silly little fanpatchs seem to get little mention. Like I said, we can't afford to be wasting our time on that just yet, if at all. And asking why people stop editing for an hour, asking a question, coming back when no one has answered and post "Prime example of what I am saying", that makes it appear that your original comment was whining about how people seem to stop editing. You seem to like arguing more than you like editing, so I leave you with this.--Otherarrow 17:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Alternate Translations/Character Names.Edit

I can't do this all by myself, but there are a lot of alternate translations for many of the Japanese character names, and I would like it if more people would help me add all of them to the wiki. Thank you.-- 12:22, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Which ones are you planning to include? Do you just mean the official names, used in the official books and websites, or do you mean the different fan names? In any case, it might be a good idea to establish some sort of format to use.--Aveyn Knight 15:01, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
I believe that the FE5 translations should be the most screwed up, what with them garbling things that were considered canon translations in FE4. Most notoriously, Dain into Dine and Noba into Nova.--Trueblade74 16:40, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure that the English translated names provided by the websites and books should be taken to be correct. The problem is that the translated names sometimes are not what the original katakana pronunciation would come across as (For example, Tailto would make more sense as Tilty considering the katakana and that her daughter is named Tinny, which is similar to Tilty). Mythological references need to be considered when taking the translation of their names into account (Sigurd, as opposed to Siglud, is a legendary Norse hero; Naga, as opposed to Narga, is a wise serpent god in the Buddhist religion.) There is also translating to literally, such as Yurius and Yuria, when Julius and Julia look more feasible as the translations. The thing is, because of the nature of katakana, it isn't as simple as whatever they say the name should be translated as and further investigation needs to be done to have the names approrpiately translated. Mind you, if the English name and the katakana pronunciation match up and there isn't a more sensible alternative (Yurius/Julius, for example), then there isn't any reason not to accept it then. BadassCyborg3000 05:32, April 1, 2011 (UTC)
Let me put it this way, whether or not those names are "correct", those are the names that the official material give us. Since this is a wiki about documenting official FE data, we have no excuse to use the fan translated names since we do have something official. Going against the official material is pretty much going against canon for the sole reason that we think our opinions/translations are "better", which, seeing as the wiki is run by mere fans, is pretty arrogant. There is probably a reason the names were translated the way they were instead of the way we would call "correct", I can think of at least one case where the "Engrish" name was a name pun with another character that didn't really make it into the Japanese for whatever reason. (Also, the "Talito should be Tilty because it's theme naming with Tinny" thing is incorrect, if only because Tinny's name is Teeny, which sounds much less like Tilty)
However, I will hold nothing against you if you do use the fantranslated names in casual conversation since they have been used in the fandom for so long, but when editing please check to see if that is the name being used on the wiki. It doesn't look very good when we can't even call a character by a single name on their own page.--Otherarrow 12:26, April 1, 2011 (UTC)
The wiki's purpose, I thought, was to provide helpful and accurate information for players. Now, I'm not saying to entirely disregard the information provided by the official books, but there does need to be changes in cases where the English names they provide do not match up to the pronunciation of the name. To translate the names correctly isn't an act of arrogance; we're not choosing "better" names, we're choosing names that actually fit what their original intentions are. Now, if the translated name they provide is meant to be a reference to something or a pun, then it is should be left alone because they made the name different for areason. However, I don't see how names like Siglud instead of Sigurd, the mythological character, or Tailto instead of Tilty, which is a correct translation of her name in Japan, can have any sort of significance. (Also, the theme naming does work because the English-translated name of Tinny is incorrect. They have her English name being Teeny, which would look like ティーニー, while her katakana is ティニー, which means Tinny. So Tilty and Tinny do go together as I originally mentioned.) What I am proposing is to make their names fit what they were originally, not what the Japanese translator thought their names would look like in English. These games haven't been released to the US or Europe, so whatever official documents they have will only reflect upon the Japanese audience. What I mean by this is that if they made the game for the United States, they would attempt (not counting puns or special references) to replicate the original katakana. For example, looking at the katakana for Zephiel, it would be pronounced Zephiel or Zefeer. The English name they gave in Japan is Zefhyr which is really close to zephyr, which has the "y" being shorter than in the katakana.
I am not going to change anything if I don't think you'd agree with the change, so there won't be a problem there. I am only asking about this because I think it's important that when people visit the site looking for information on characters or weapons for Japanese-only Fire Emblem games that they know what their name is and how it is pronounced.BadassCyborg3000 19:47, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
Well, technically, since they are official, the book and website names are "accurate", depending on how you look. I'm not saying "no fan translations ever", but at the same time, the names that the creators gave them, as wrong as they may or may not be, should take precedence over whatever we fans can interpret (since, after all, the fan translations have their share of faults as well). While it's true that these "official" names, being translated by presumably someone Japanese which little to no knowledge of English, may loose the meaning, I still feel it is pretty arrogant to assume that these names given by the creators themselves should be considered "less canon" than any fan translations (which would be technically fanon) for any reason. Am I saying all fan translations should be banned and no one is allowed to call them by such names? No! Of course not! However, as far as the wiki goes, those names, while "accurate" aren't necessarily "correct", at least as far as official data is concerned.
Now don't get me wrong, if they announce a overseas release of FE4 and translate his name as Sigurd or her name as Tilty or whatever, then I'll be fine with moving it. On the flip side, what if, for whatever reason, they decide to name Sigurd "Siegfried", which is the same reference, but not at all derived from his Japanese name? (They have done something like this before. Draug comes to mind) We have to take the chance that they might add such "Woolseyisms" as well, so we can't just assume the English translations will go for a straight translation of the katakana. Since the games are in Japan, the names given are the names we should go by, even if just for the time being, as they are official and not constantly changing with every translation patch. (Seriously, most of the variant names we have are from different fan translations rather than anything official. well, except Conomool/r.) We still acknowledge the fan translated names, and give any meaning that said name may imply about the character.
Also, your suggestion that we leave the "official names" alone if they mean something, but change them to our preferred versions if they don't kinda bothers me, mostly due to the fact that this would make the names not at all consistent.
As for pronunciation, I'll admit, I got nothing, but they could have been going for a "pronounced one way but spelled another" thing. I know several real names and words come off as such a way to English speakers. If you want to say "Siglud (katakana, pronounced sigurd, translated Sigurd in fan translations)" or something like that, then I'm fine. That is what we ended up doing for Lleu. (Although the actual name "Lleu" only kinda sorta sounds like "Lay/Ray/whathaveyou".)
And finally, Tilty and Tinny are nonsense names, so I highly doubt they are theme naming because they happen to sound similar. (Likewise, Talito and Teeny are likewise nonsense, but eh.) I am very happy you decided to debate this instead of just assumed that you were correct and started moving pages.--Otherarrow 20:52, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not trying to take sides in this debate, but I do believe that we should be very wary when choosing names, since different people are bound to have different interpretations of a character's name. For instance, BadassCyborg3000 brought up Tilty as being a "better" name, because it takes into account the Japanese romaji and ties in with Tinny's name. However, it's just as possible that their name is based off Tailtiu], which would be more in favour of Tailto being the better name. Although, wasn't the original plan just to list all the alternate names in the character's page? I don't see any reason why not to, if we've already got things like Etymology, which sort of covers this, as well as Trivia. Aveyn Knight 22:13, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
I think I understand what you are saying. The original plan is still on, as far as I am concerned. I am sorry if it was implied otherwise. I think there were plans to list alternate names in the character template (so the openings don't look as clunky), but I forgot what happened to that idea.--Otherarrow 22:33, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

Message from the Deadliest Fiction Wikia...Edit

The Greil Mercenaries are at war against the Rohirrim, and they need your support!The preceding unsigned comment was added by Facetheslayer (talk • contribs).


Hello, I am a random fan of the series and of Nintendo as a whole and was wondering whether there were any plans to go independent and join NIWA?The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Why? Maybe I am just a worrywort, but going independent just for the sake of going independent is way riskier than just staying and adapting to the changes, especially since the old wiki will still be here. It's not like we have any current problems that would really motivate us to jump ship.--Otherarrow 15:00, December 17, 2010 (UTC)
Huh? But this is an incredibly well-done site we have here. We even have several of the obscure subjects set up well! Exactly what would becoming independent do for us negatively? And independent of what? --Trueblade74 16:43, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
First of all, don't respond to comments several months old. Second of all, you clearly have no real clue about the reaction to the new skin and how several wikis overreacted and jumped the gun on leaving (some have made it work regardless, others not so much, but that is irrelevent). I repeat, we have no plans on leaving at this time.--Otherarrow 20:19, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

Featured ArticleEdit

Why are you guys not changing the featured article? Elincia has been on there for around two months so it needs to be changed to the next winner. Tiero 17:07, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Two months? As of tomorrow, she has been up for one entire month (I checked!) As for why it hasn't been changed yet, 1. it's still June, and 2. the votes for the next article are currently tied....with one each. So get voting!--Otherarrow 19:02, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Archtype: "Hardin" classEdit

i noticed that on the archtype page in the "hardin" section, one of the characters that should be added is Orson from FE:8. he was a knight who was thought very loyal. He eventually betrayed the main characters so his dead wife would be brought back.Zaronchris 22:36, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

Err...? I think that goes to the Archetype's talkpage or Hardin's talk page explaing about Archetype of Hardin's. But, this is like for the Main Page, other Fire Emblem stuff, or something else. I am right? -- King Marth 64 15px-Mushroom.png (talkother wikisblogs) Peace_Ness.png 15px-Mushroom.png 04:27, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with you Marth. While it's good to know, that kind of statement would be more interesting to people if placed in other talkpages. No hard feelings, just a suggestion for future reference. Kingboo3000, the DarkMatter Alchemist 23:43, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

What happened to the Main Page?Edit

Not sure what happened here, but the entire main page suddenly just shifted around the order of the content boxes for some unknown reason. To my knowledge, no one has edited the main page since I changed the featured article. Does anyone know what's wrong, and how we would fix it? (I'd try fiddling with it, but I am no good with code)--Otherarrow 14:03, August 10, 2011 (UTC)

Wait now it seems to have fixed itself. Nevermind then.--Otherarrow 14:13, August 10, 2011 (UTC)

Wrong with "Did you know..."Edit

Don't know if I can change it myself, but didn't find anywhere to do it so I'll notify you here.

In the "Did you know..." section there's a fact about the crusader Sety, says something like this: ...that Sety, one of the twelve crusaders, is the original wielder of the Holsety tome?

It's linking to Sety (the playable character, Fury's son) and not to the crusader Sety. It would be good if someone could change it :) The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Oh? Don't worry, I'll take care of it. Thanks for pointing that out!--Otherarrow 23:27, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

The PollEdit

The Poll is waaayyyy overdue. Upon this waiting, I've already created another one. I just need the past poll moved to the poll archive before I can do so.

New Poll?Edit

Which game do you want released overseas the most?

(I wrote both The Poll and New Poll? at the same time)--Thenewguy34 12:06, February 18, 2012 (UTC)

It doesn't matter if the poll is overdue. The poll shouldn't be your focus. Editing articles should be your focus. Don't worry about it. If it really bothers you that much, then fine. I'll make a new poll. Geez.--Otherarrow 15:43, February 18, 2012 (UTC)

French WikiEdit

Hello here. I'm from the French Wiki and I want to know if it's okay to make a link here.

Dymew222 (talk) 16:50, January 21, 2013 (UTC)

Of course it's OK. I admit, I don't recall how the Spanish and German (and Japanese apparently?) Wikis did it, but I will see if I can't get you linked. Thanks for the work on a French site.--Otherarrow (talk) 18:20, January 21, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, and one thing, how do you made this tramplate? I Don't manage to do it >< Dymew222 (talk) 18:22, January 21, 2013 (UTC)

I'm looking for someone to help me with my wiki please respond.

No spoilers? Fucking disgraceful. Edit

The Fire Emblem Wiki is a great source for information and all, but it has one fatal problem, and that's that its writers seem to have no goddamn regard for spoiler-related content, or rather, marking it as such so that people can read information on a character without having to risk learning every last goddamn spoilerrific detail about him or her. 

I only own three Fire Emblem games, and all three of them have been irreversibly, irrevocably spoiled for me by the fucking lack of consideration shown to those who want to experience the story for themselves. In fact, I felt oblicated to register on this wiki for the sole purpose of bringing this to the attention of whosoever it may concern, because it's clear that someone (or a lot of someones) just don't fucking get it. 

Please forgive my atrocious language and raging temper with this right now (or... don't, I honestly don't care, I think my anger is pretty justified). In a series as story-intensive as the Fire Emblem games, people should really know better when it comes to marking certain details with spoiler tags. I don't think it's that difficult to section that information off and mark it so people know to skip over something that they might not want to know until it happens in-game. 

Blademaster Banryu (talk) 04:19, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

There is a spoiler warning on the front page... Not exactly sure why they aren't used on induvidual pages, but it's there. Looking up any main character is bound to draw out spoilers.

L95 (talk) 11:07, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

I shouldn't have to risk major plot spoilers just by looking up a character's stats or backstory or whatsoever I may desire to learn. I really don't think it's too much to ask that a reader should be able to get basic information without having spoilers shoved in his/her face. Hell, I'm finding spoilers about certain characters without even looking on the page for THAT character. I was looking at Greil, right? I know he dies, so how many spoilers can there be? On Greil's page, the quote and intro right at the top of the page CLEARLY spell out the identity of the Black Knight. Now, Radiant Dawn has been out for a while now yeah, so I suppose it's understandable that they have clearly unmarked spoilers for a game that's sort of old, so yeah, even if it's kind of sloppy... But no! On the page for the Awakening 'my avatar' character, the first three paragraphs of the first section immediately reveal the character's entire backstory, which was the greatest mystery about the character (Nintendo even clearly implied that 'Marth' is Lucina on the official FE:A website, but don't give you anything about the avatar. And it's FOR A FUCKING REASON.) There is no regard for people who have not played THIS freshly-released game EITHER. 

As far as the spoiler warning on the front page goes...

Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Oh okay, that's great, thanks for letting me know, wiki. I'll be sure to look out for those.

  • clicks on Greil*

as;lkdjf aoi eq WHATDAFUCK they're right at the top?! Not marked even?! Oh okay, I understand NOW. What that spoiler warning SHOULD have said was 

Warning: This wiki contains UNMARKED spoilers. Read ANY page at ALL and you run the risk of running into MAJOR, KEY PLOT SPOILERS. In fact, if you read any page at all, it is highly unlikely that you will NOT run into spoilers.

No but it's fine, the fact that you're defending the unmarked spoilers indicates clearly to me that exactly what I thought is the case, that you people just don't give a fuck if the plot is ruined for someone or not. 

Blademaster Banryu (talk) 16:59, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

XD Alright, sure. I do belive you are getting a tad over upset at this. Though, I do think the wiki avoided spoilers at japanese release(Looking at SPOILERLucinasSPOILER talk page, but, eh. If you don't want any more spoilers, and I'm unsure of how much you know, don't go to that page to look.

Anyway, an actual solution, other than flipping out in a hilarious manner, would be to talk to the admin. Otherarrow. I'm still fairly new here myself, and you should ask him why the wiki doesn't use spoilers. I honestly don't know why, myself. Either way, you'll get over it. Relax.

EDIT: Here is a link to his talk page:

L95 (talk) 17:16, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

"There is a spoiler warning on the front page... Not exactly sure why they aren't used on induvidual pages, but it's there. Looking up any main character is bound to draw out spoilers."

Were were they defending it? They were just saying that there was a warning on the front page. I don't see anywhere that they said 'No spoilers are the only and best way to do this!'. 18:48, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

^(not Banryu, this person forgot to tilde)Blademaster Banryu (talk) 19:26, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it is possible that I am getting a tad irate over this, apologies once again for my harsh words. I don't really believe that no one cares about this, that was just my temper talking, sorry. I guess I responded like that out of frustration that no one else seemed to share my opinion on the matter. ~___~ *shrug* But still, I suppose that's no reason to get so upset. Well at least someone gleaned some amusement from my tirade, but I hope that the point I was trying to make still comes through, at least.

EDIT: In all honesty, parts of the rant were actually intended to be sort of funny (like my reaction to the Greil spoilers), so I guess I sort of hit home on that one lul.

In any case, at this point I'm not really concerned with my own spoilers any more, I already know several things I'd have preferred not to know and there's nothing to be done about that. I suppose I'm just trying to make sure that others don't have their experience ruined like I did. (Then again, I guess it's also possible that others don't value the story as much as I do.... But still, like I said, isn't that one of the primary attractions of the FE series...?) 

The game hasn't been out for more than a month or two so I see no reason why the spoilers still shouldn't be marked at the very least. (I think it'd be best if even old spoilers were marked, but I suppose that's a different matter). I suppose I will talk to this OtherArrow person then, thanks. And sorry again for raging. 

Blademaster Banryu (talk) 19:26, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

A better aesthetic design for the wiki? Edit

This is probably one of the wikis I go to the most nowadays. However i'm not gonna mince words, it is an eyesore. The yellow, blue, and white really don't mesh well together. I really hate the stock fire background and I would like a different Wiki Header and Icon. I'm not saying that the website or information is bad in anyway, I just would like it to look better. As an example I would say the Fire Emblem Wiki (NIWA) looks tons better, however it is horrible with information so that is why I stay here. What do you think? GameBoy14 (talk) 08:23, May 6, 2013 (UTC)

Have you tried using Monobook? Go to Special:Preferences and switch the skin from "Wikia" to "Monobook". Try that. As for actually changing the Oasis (Wikia) skin's color pallet, we would need to vote on whether or not we should change it. And thus, I will wait for more users to reply before I even vote to see the current consensus. --Thenewguy34(Other) 11:19, May 6, 2013 (UTC)
I personally have never used the Oasis skin, so I wouldn't know anything about how the wiki looks in that skin or how to fix it. Do you have any specific suggestions?--Otherarrow (talk) 12:03, May 6, 2013 (UTC)
I think we should add image links for each of the game's logos instead of just text. I really hope they update it so it looks nicer, it is such a good place to get information! GameBoy14 (talk) 06:26, May 11, 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand what you mean by that.--Otherarrow (talk) 14:22, May 11, 2013 (UTC)
I think we should add image links to the different games, instead of just text. I really want this wikia to look nicer! GameBoy14 (talk) 21:48, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
I think that's not too bad of an idea, except that some of the games are japan only. It might be hard to find images corresponding to each game that can be universally understood. Clonedstars (talk) 22:43, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
The first thing we really need to change is the background and the color pallet. When I think of Fire Emblem I think of Dark Blue, Fire Red, and Silver Grey. So maybe they can inccorparate that colors. Who is the person in charge of that anyway? GameBoy14 (talk) 23:04, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
You probably won't find help with implementing your ideas just talking here on the Main Page talk page. I'd recommend making a forum page. Also, I see no problem with the layout of the main page as it is.--Otherarrow (talk) 23:19, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
It's not the layout that i'm mad with, the artstyle and design is the worst thing. I want want the background and colors to not look as horrible. GameBoy14 (talk) 23:31, May 13, 2013 (UTC)

Featured Article Section Removal? Edit

Does anyone object if I remove the Featured Article section on the front page, provided things don't blow up? It's kinda a pointless section, I don't really see the point for it for a gaming wikia and it isn't really updated too too often. « Zahlzeit 03:16, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry about that. I keep forgetting to update it. Someone else said they'd help out with it, but they disappeared. If no one else minds, I don't mind.--Otherarrow (talk) 03:31, May 21, 2013 (UTC)
I'm disagree with removing the Featured Article Section, I think we should just leave it in the main page.-- King Marth 64 (talkother wikisblogs) FE4_Junior_Lord_Sprite.gif Peace_Ness.png 19:02, May 21, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with King Marth, I think it should stay.

“They wanted to either feature their favorite character, capitalize on hype, or have a new article featured for the sole reason to have something new featured.”

I might nominate a character I like, but only if the article, in my opinion, is well-written. Heck, next round, I will nominate a non-character article, like a weapon or class article. And a Featured article is meant to set a good example, rather than put up an article that says "Nino is a character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken..... She joins late at a low level, but she is so awesome once she blossoms! She is really cute as well! D@mmit! Why can't we have her join in Eliwood/Hector's story when Erk is supposed to join?" Now if that was what was featured, then I would agree with you, Otherarrow. But since it is not, I disagree, and say that we should not remove the featured article. --Thenewguy34(Other) 22:59, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Well I think I can understand why they want it, a front page devoid of images feels empty which is why I put chrome portrait but yeah I forgot to check for Monobook. Anyway I put it back, I guess I'll update it when I feel like it, really though there is no point to it aside from aesthetics. « Zahlzeit 01:13, May 22, 2013 (UTC)

Can you guys at least explain why? « Zahlzeit 01:15, May 22, 2013 (UTC)
I feel that the featured article helps set an example on how to write, lay out the article, or other similar criteria. It shows off a good article to attract anonymous readers, and hook the reader into getting started. --Thenewguy34(Other) 11:24, May 22, 2013 (UTC)

Did you Know? Edit

(Continuing this from Otherarrow's talk page so we stop bothering him, previous discussion here.)

There is nothing wrong with 10 DYKs, what's the problem is how much appear at once. Having ten at once makes the section really big and makes it jut out from everything, making it look ugly and disorganized. Here is a crude mockup of the previous front page before I did anything to it, demonstrating what I mean.

What the front page looked like

I understand there can be some controversy on what's on it. In fact, I have an issue with it because the stuff on it is really obvious and there hasn't been the more interesting stuff on it like how there was data for a "Heather" on Path of Radiance. However, the fact of the matter is is that there are only a limited amount of DYKs that don't even rotate. Yes, I did know that Free Knights use swords because I've read it every single time I look on the front page.

The DYK section is like supposed to be an interesting, giant trivia database kind of thing where you can look at it and be like, "wow, you know what I didn't know that. That's kinda cool." Of course there can't be completely unknown information in there, but I think we can do better than MINOR CHARACTER IS A MINOR CHARACTER. And have more DYKs in general.

Also to be clear yes I am okay with having it side by side, I just want to modify it so it doesn't jut out but I am kind of lazy. But honestly I have to say a lot of you guys argue for really pointless parts of the front page. The DYK section right now is really pointless. « Zahlzeit 03:46, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

I have went ahead and applied the changes to the DYK page and the front page to basically be what I want it to be. It is largely a work in progress though. The <choose> and <option> tags will rotate the facts around so you don't see the same ones over and over again. However, for more than one fact to appear we need to split the facts into sections. For example, DYK 1's facts will be about the games in general, DYK 2's facts could be about characters, DYK 3's would be about gameplay, and what not. If you do not understand, please see the template page's source code and then you probably will.
So with that said, to make things organized, I think that there should probably be four or five categories of DYKs to split the facts into. What should they be? I'm thinking at least one should be about the characters. Another section might be about gameplay with stuff like such and such mechanic originating from such and such game, or how BEXP only increases three stats in RD, etc.
After we settle on the sections then we can start adding DYKs which I'm going to leave to you guys since you all probably know about Fire Emblem as a whole more than me. « Zahlzeit 04:14, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
Let's see...characters, gameplay, notes on classes and such, development stuff? I admit, the whole "did you know?" thing never really was my fancy, and while I do like your idea (after all, you implemented something similar on the MT Wiki and it worked out great), I don't really know what I could add.--Otherarrow (talk) 14:04, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
I thought the "general" information in there was alright. I assumed a lot of people came to this wiki not knowing much about the franchise, so chances are most of the info would be new to them. If you need more "unknown" details (like did you know the artist who drew DLC Seliph is the same artist who worked on BS Fire Emblem), I could help when I have time. Aveyn Knight (talk) 14:40, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
That would be nice. I do think we should have some "unknown" details like that alongside the more "known but interesting" stuff.--Otherarrow (talk) 17:07, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Otherarrow. « Zahlzeit 17:09, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
Cool! But where would I go to submit stuff for DYK? Aveyn Knight (talk) 20:50, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
I am not sure if Zahlzeit was intending any particular place for folks to submit facts before they are added, but on the Megami Tensei Wiki, where we set up a similar "did you know" type thing called "Are You Aware That...", we had a "Add a AYA" thing that linked to the template itself and folks could add a fact to the template. In other words, you'd add facts directly to the template page, to my understanding.--Otherarrow (talk) 00:30, May 26, 2013 (UTC)

No news?Edit

Actually, while I'm here, I noticed the "News" section on the front page is kind of empty. To be honest, I rarely look at it, but I'm sure there could be some news you could write about (otherwise I wouldn't have around 10-12 news entries in May alone). Or is reserved for really big news like a game announcement? Aveyn Knight (talk) 14:43, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

...I honestly don't know, as I don't think I ever actually payed attention to it (shows how competent I am!) But yeah, we should be keeping up with DLC announcements and such which will probably be totally pulled straight from Serenes anyway.--Otherarrow (talk) 16:34, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that information should be in the News section. « Zahlzeit 17:09, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

Most Popular Pages?Edit

I've recently looked at the barguide at the top of all of the pages, titled "Top Content", and the "Most Popular" section leads to a page that hasn't been created. Is there a reason for this? Do you know the right Template to use?--For NCR A Safe People is a Strong People! 16:40, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

Ah, that is something in the Oasis skin, which I don't use and have no real clue how to deal with. Sorry!--Otherarrow (talk) 17:06, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
I would consult a wikia staff member about that. They would about that type of issue.--Thenewguy34(Other) 18:23, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

FE4 Boss DialogueEdit

I'd like to add boss dialogue with certain characters in the game. I noticed that there are only a few that are listed on a limited amount of character pages, and I'd like to start adding them as soon as possible.--For NCR A Safe People is a Strong People! 10:33, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead. You don't have to ask permission to add content.--Otherarrow (talk) 13:11, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

TCG ImagesEdit

Just dropping by and dropping off a link, which may or may not prove useful to you guys.

Some TCG images here and there, just in case you don't have them. I know there's one missing for Tiki's page, based off of her Shadow Dragon artwork.

(Also, hellow Otherarrow~ Fancy seeing you here~ If you can't guess, tis just a Xeno here is all~ Gotta read up on my manakete gals and all that, savvy? Even if I don't play the games at all. ^^;; 09:44, November 29, 2013 (UTC)

Just dropping this off too, just in case some aren't viewable like up above. ^^;;

Xenomic (talk) 20:53, November 29, 2013 (UTC)

Oh yes, this would be very useful, especially the class cards (some of which we don't have yet? Someone should probably look and see which pages need TCG images). Thank you Xeno. (Also, the TCG was long over by the time Shadow Dragon came about, so I don't know what you are talking about.--Otherarrow (talk) 18:19, November 30, 2013 (UTC)
No problem~ And I don't know why I thought it was Shadow Dragon, when I think it clearly states Mystery of the Emblem for that art. >_>;; Xenomic (talk) 20:35, November 30, 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone think there should always be a section on the class pages that show the in-game description

I'm thinking that I may upload most of the TCG images the site doesn't have...should the wiki have a page dedicated to the TCG? I would think that'd be prime but I don't know how that would be done. ^^;; Xenomic (talk) 07:08, December 28, 2013 (UTC)

Recategorizing ImagesEdit

This was something that was done quite a long time ago back on the Final Fantasy Wikia that I used to edit a lot, and I think it would benefit this wikia as well to have things easier to find. Perhaps the images should be put into better categories so that they're easier to find? For instance, we have say, Category:Thracia 776 Images and Category:Battle screenshots, but we don't have anything to separate such images otherwise (granted, most of the battle screenshots are going to be of just spells in general, but that's not the point). This also goes with other things such as equipment images, spell images, character images, etc.. I'm just saying that maybe we should have them more...organized in categories? I'm terrible at explaining things, and I know this would take a lot of work, but thought I'd bring it up. x_x;; Xenomic (talk) 21:57, January 20, 2014 (UTC)

Red with Blue linksEdit

Now that the skin has become red, it's kinda hard to read the links if they're blue. Maybe a lighter shade would work? --Bettafishrule2579 (talk) 06:22, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

Stinkin' Pegasus Knights! Edit

( I'm just gonna put it out there right now, the only fire emblem games i played are Binding Blade and Fire Emblem ( Binding Blade's prequel ). So, yeah. i don't claim to be an expert or hardcore FE player, i just wanted to post my thoughts concerning the two problems i had with the two games... so yeah, here's my topic: ) Am i the only one that can never ( and i mean NEVER!!! ) keep a pegasus knight throughout the game?! i mean, i try to take care of them, but at the same time try to get them experience. In the process however, THEY ARE ALWAYS KILLED INSANELY FAST! idk, i hope i am not the only one that can never keep them alive and it bugs me too, they are very useful. :(   McZdm (talk) 03:55, February 2, 2014 (UTC)

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and Wii U Edit

Need to add the link to Smash 4 to the main page. K thanks-Nauibotics (talk) 21:15, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Colon Edit

Fire Emblem Gaiden does not have a colon. The main page has it as Fire Emblem: Gaiden. Quan of Leonster (talk) 19:31, May 28, 2015 (UTC)


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Fire Emblem: Fates "reincarnations"Edit

Hi, everyone! I was wondering... Wouldn't be better to separate the pages about LunaOdin and Lazward from SeveraOwain and Inigo? I think that adding info about each of the former group could create confusion in pages of the latter ones. Akenor (talk) 17:02, July 1, 2015 (UTC)

Luna, Odin, and Lazward are not "reincarnations" like the Matoi, Grey, etc, but flat out the same characters, having dimension hopped. They mention who they really are in their supports, and the Lucina amiibo recognizes them by name (and they try to hush her since she is blowing their cover).--Otherarrow (talk) 18:58, July 1, 2015 (UTC)

The New DesignEdit

The blue is so blue it almost hurts my eyes, doesn't blend well with other colors, and makes the weapon descriptions almost impossible to read. So can we please change it to something lighter? The background is really cool, though. JolteonUltra (talk) 04:42, August 27, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry but I don't quite get which parts are in need of fixing, the entire site's content background color or some specific sections on the main page only? I'd gladly look into if you state them clearly =] Khang (talk) @Wikia 05:04, August 27, 2015 (UTC)
Me, either. I don't understand how it doesn't blend. Modern web design give the advice over sticking to one shade of color, so it would blend better. Otherarrow is going for the retro SNES game. --The Tomato Fairy (talk) 06:09, August 27, 2015 (UTC)
Retro indeed. The entire site's background color was chosen because it's the shade of blue used for (Old) Mystery of the Emblem's menus. Note also that the background image is a map from Mystery. The intent of the skin is to invoke menus and text boxes from Mystery, basically. Any template or the like that doesn't gel with the new skin can be fixed (though I think the main problem is more from the main text being set to white, which I am pretty sure is an easy edit to the offending templates.)--Otherarrow (talk) 06:12, August 27, 2015 (UTC)
There is a small problem with this design - weapon stats on individual pages are almost unreadable due to the fact that they are now white letters on very light grey background. Must be due to templates. Thank you in advice. 15:37, August 27, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the note. We will attempt to fix all the issues ASAP =] Khang (talk) @Wikia 15:49, August 27, 2015 (UTC)

In-game DescriptionsEdit

Long time since I've been here. So anyways, I'm wondering if it's worth having the in-game descriptions for items and such? Most are pretty short, such as Gleipnir's which I just put up, but probably worth putting on the pages at the very least (and probably on the List of pages for them too). I'll leave it up to you guys if you'd like that or not. I have FE8's, FE11's, and FE12's already set to go in my document for FE12 dialogue from like last year (which, btw, I can still give to anyone who'd like to put those on the proper pages...just let me know and I'll throw them up on some page for someone to snag. Maybe even my Sandbox page). Xenomic (talk) 10:10, December 19, 2015 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with that. They'd be good to have. Can't hurt?--Otherarrow (talk) 22:02, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
Alrighty then, added all of what I had for FE8, FE11, and FE12. Will need someone to fill in the rest later. Now then, with that out of the way for now, back to the Base Conversations in FE12. I remember long ago that I posted them all in a document, and I still have what I have here in this document on my computer (bar some but I can get those later if I really want to...), but I don't remember what we were going to do with them. Like...were they going to go on a character's individual Support page, like how we have Tiki/Supports and the like for the Awakening (and I'd assume Fates) characters? Or would they go into the Base Conversation page itself (though it'll get mighty bloated due to 300 some things there...)? Xenomic (talk) 09:42, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

Character Sound EffectsEdit

On the Team Fortress 2 Wikia, they have voice lines linked for every voice line in the game. Considering the newer 3DS games are fully voice acted, this might be a good thing to do for the 3DS games. Is there some way we can do this? All the voice files are uploaded on The Sounds Resources for Awakening, and they're in the queue for Fates. Robotortoise (talk) 02:00, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Forum:Sound files. -- Khang (talk) @Wikia 03:43, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

Older MediaWiki version Edit

I've noticed this wikia is running an older MediaWiki version. Do you think it could be updated to 1.26? It might help fix some bugs or...something. Not all that familiar with Mediawiki, tbh. Robotortoise (talk) 06:47, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

Actually, the whole Wikia system is running on the same MediaWiki version, meaning not only our wiki is running on an old MW version but hundreds of thousands of other wikis hosted by Wikia also as well, so there's not much we can do for this matter. Even if the Wikia technical staff were to upgrade the MW, the progress would be long and complicated. --Khang (talk) @Wikia 07:15, May 16, 2016 (UTC)
Oh. That' That's really weird. You'd think they, if anyone, would be kept up to date. Robotortoise (talk) 07:16, May 16, 2016 (UTC)
Help:MediaWiki -- Khang (talk) @Wikia 07:29, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

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