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Welcome!

Hi, welcome to the Dragon Age Wiki! Thanks for joining! I hope that you will stick around and continue to help us improve the wiki. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- D-day (Talk) 05:55, 16 December 2012

Hello Edit

Hello there! I am just letting you know that the Community Project you signed up for is now active! Please check here for more info. Also don't forget to join us in IRC, it's important!

Yours, Viktoria Landers 20:12, December 20, 2012 (UTC)

Quick note Edit

Hi, first off, thanks for all the work you've been doing. I just wanted to let you know that when pages are proposed for splits, merges, deletions etc., it is common practice to wait one week. Even though the talk page consensus was unanimous, the Watchers page still had a day to go. It's also a good idea to leave a note on the talk page when you've closed an open proposal. Thanks! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 06:28, January 8, 2013 (UTC)

Heh, I'm from Australia too, but I apparently I forgot to count Icon wink. Thanks for adding the note! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 08:08, January 8, 2013 (UTC)

Chat Edit

Hey HD3, why don't you come from the chat a little, it's about A Tale of Orzammar. Viktoria Landers 15:08, January 28, 2013 (UTC)

Character Images Edit

Hey HD3. I noticed that you uploaded some character images a few minutes ago. I wanted to tell you that pictures of much better quality are being taken when you talking with the characters because of the camera focusing on them and not on the background.

A quick example would be:

Obviously you'll need to disable the dialogue showing on the top of the screen or instead use this mod to circumvent that. Viktoria Landers 09:38, February 27, 2013 (UTC)

News Edit

Hey HD3, I hope you are doing great!

After I finally managed to have a discussion with Tierrie, I have added the download link of A Tale of Orzammar to the main page. However, I could use your help in petitioning him in adding a hyperlink on the |voice row in character profiles to this page. See you around! Viktoria Landers 21:33, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Hey, HD3! I didn't manage to catch up with you in the chat. Have you thought at all about my idea? :-) Viktoria Landers 11:59, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Grand Cleric Elemena Edit

After she talked (and the cutscenes ended), I opened up my journal and checked her name. However there is another way. I assign the fight with Loghain to an unrecruited character (console magic) so once the duel starts I am outside the fight and I can roam around the Landsmeet Chamber checking the names of all the participants ;) I hope this answers to your question. Viktoria Landers 15:42, March 26, 2013 (UTC)

Rogueish LoghainEdit

Hey, there. :)

Just here to say that I added the category as I believed young Loghain was indeed a rogue. In The Stolen Throne he wears a light armour and uses a bow. I suposse warriors can do those things as well, but still. :)

I started a talk page on Loghain, but no one answered. :) Henio0 (talk) 09:57, April 1, 2013 (UTC)

I can see why you would be inclined to that notion sure, but since the novels don't follow the same gameplay rules the actual games do i think it makes more sense to list him as the class we can confirm, as well as the one more people would probably know him from.-HD3 (talk) 10:13, April 1, 2013 (UTC)

A matter of outmost importance Edit

HD3, please check a topic that I opened up in the Main Page. I'm pretty sure you'd be interested in replying. Thanks! Viktoria Landers 15:40, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

I made a new reply to the topic offering an idea/suggestion. I'd like to hear your thoughts on it. Cheers! Viktoria Landers 11:00, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Hello again! I just went all over your uploaded files in the wiki and added categories or licensing here and there. For future reference (in order to do it on your own next time), provided that you are interested of course, you can check these changes in Special:Contributions/Viktoria Landers. Take care! Viktoria Landers 09:18, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

Harassment Edit

I don't believe that anyone's response to an online discussions should be "lawyer up or go home", but, I can understand that people do over react when offended. However in this case, it reads like he over reacted to your comments. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. -- tierrie talk contr 19:50, May 4, 2013 (UTC)

Removal of game names from location articles Edit

Hi there. I have noticed that you rewrote a number of articles about Dragon Age II locations and removed mention of the game from the lead sections. I strongly disagree with these changes and think that they should be discussed first on the forum. Currently most of our leads follow the style "X is a Y in Z" (with the exception of lore articles), and I think that we should keep it. It's essential information that should be available without having to potentially scroll the page and look in the infobox. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 15:15, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

While i certainly would not support universal removal of the applicable game name from the lead-in, i do feel very strongly that holding such a policy as universal is both a questionable practice and in reality, something that has already been ignored to a considerable extent. A vast number of articles, character articles in particular, do not carry this style. I imagine due to issues similar to labeling an NPC such as Meredith as "the chief antagonist" in "dragon age 2" being an unmarked spoiler if nothing else.

While i certainly understand your concerns about wanting essential information easily locatable at the top of the article, given that the info box universally appears at the top of the article (usually immediately next to the lead in which outlines which game is relevant) mentioning the game seems largely redundant. The obvious exception of course being when the article's subject's role has shifted singificantly between installments. E.G Alistair being a companion in DA:O and only appearing as an npc in DA:2, would certainly warrant such a distinction in the lead-in rather than relying on the Appearances section of the info-box.

Perhaps maintaining the current lead-in style while extending the exception to character articles would be an effective solution? Anyway, given the weight of your concern i will not make any further such changes to any location articles until we've reached a consensus. -HD3 (talk) 01:57, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I moved the discussion to Forum:Game names in the lead sections to attract more opinions and answered you there. I hope you don't mind. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 08:10, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I actually try to avoid the forums as much as possible.-HD3 (talk) 08:23, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I don't think you can't change a site-wide policy via user talk page, it is usually done in the "Wiki discussion" subforum. Any consensus we reach will be just for the two of us. But I will oblige.

My reply to the previous message:

It is not really a policy, the closest we have is DA:LEAD that states:

The lead should be capable of standing alone as a concise overview of the article, establishing context, and explaining why the subject is interesting or notable.
Can you explain why mentioning the game is a questionable practice? I don't think that potential spoilers are a problem since "major character" instead of "the chief antagonist" would work just as well.

While the infobox appears next to the lead, the appearances row does not. For example, see Alistair. On my machine there is a distance of 1135 pixels from the top of the monitor to the row. A lot of people won't even see it until they scroll the page. And the infobox is meant to be redundant – it is a summary of the article after all. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 08:46, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Well you can return the post to the forums if you feel it is going to be a significant contribution to our shared understanding of course.

To the issue at hand:

I feel it is a questionable policy because having to repeat ""X" is a character in "Y"" at the top of every page is both largely self evident and unnecessary. People are intelligent enough that they could work out that an article with a person's name is a character article without us having to explicitly state "X is a character in Dragon Age". So the only essential information contained in such a statement is which installment they appear in. That i agree with you should be clearly marked.

You cite the Alistair page as an example of how someone might be forced to scroll down to see the bottom of the infobox to know which installment they appear in. I'm not sure why expecting someone to scroll down slightly would be such a bad thing. But anyway, that's a moot point because in the overwhelming majority of articles the bottom of the infobox appears in the initial load of the page without having to scroll down at all. E.G Meredith and Elthina. Pages with infoboxes large enough that you must scroll down to see the appearance column are more an exception than a rule. All our affiliated wikias, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed etc, employ a similar policy regarding lead-ins for character articles E.G h http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Saren_Arterius, http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Paul_Bellamy.

-HD3 (talk) 10:36, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I don't think that we should say "is a character/location in X" every time. It can be "is the Knight-Commander of the Templars of Kirkwall during the events of X." or "is elven mage met during the quest Y in X". It also doesn't have to be in the very first sentence of the lead.

Even when the infobox is fully visible, the appearances are as far from the lead as it can be in the infobox. I believe that this information is so important that it should be among the first things visitor sees.

As far as I know, affiliation with wikis is purely for promotion purposes, it doesn't mean that we encourage their policies. I really like the UESP wiki style with separate namespaces for Lore and each game. Unfortunately, this is not allowed on the Wikia platform. I also like Fallout wiki style where the game is mentioned at the very top of the infobox but not in the lead: Moira, Bob. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 11:31, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I don't cite the other wikis as a way to try and prove we've fallen out of line with established policy. I only bring them up as an example because they follow a very similar article template without having to go so far as explicitly state the primary game/novel title in the lead-in. Yet they persist just fine and without complaint or confusion.

I agree certainly that the information is important enough to warrant mention near the head of the article and should be among the first thing people see. The problem is it already is among the first thing people see in most cases. They always look at the picture first and in most articles the "Appears in" section is about 3 centimeters/1 inch below that requiring no scrolling at all. It also saves us having to shoe horn a mention of the games title into a lead in which would otherwise be in-world decryption.

I agree the Fallout wiki style's solution would solve all our problems certainly, but that's outside my abilities so I am afraid we'd have to ask someone more knowledgeable about such things.

Since we both seem to agree that this information is important enough that it should be clearly marked at the head of the article, the issue seems to be about to what extent to make it explicit. I would contend that a section of the readily available portion of the article designated for quick and easy reference is probably enough in most cases. Since you seem to feel so strongly about the need for an accompanying phrase, i must concede we should probably open this to a wider discussion.-HD3 (talk) 12:11, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it appears we reached a stalemate. I restored the forum discussion – Forum:Game names in the lead sections.– mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 12:38, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Decimus Edit

Hi again. I didn't remove the spoiler tag from the background section as it wasn't there to begin with :) This is the page before my edit – http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Decimus?oldid=495456mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 16:44, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

So you didn't remove the mention of the starkhaven circle's loss or cover it under the spoiler tag...?-HD3 (talk) 16:46, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I split one spoiler into two and did nothing else. I didn't edit text and I didn't change what text is covered by spoilers. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 17:04, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

MotA maps Edit

Hey. I uploaded a map from the game textures on the Dungeons page. The only problem is it's semi-transparent, so it looks ugly with the default gradient background of the wiki. I'll experiment with the styling and upload the rest of the maps later. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 10:04, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

At the very least we can use them as placeholders until we get better quality images.-HD3 (talk) 10:05, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
I think the pictures themselves are as high quality as you can get. The problem is with the thumbnails. You can see that if click on a thuhmbnail and view the full image. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 10:21, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

I meant it might be better if we could get in game images of the maps rather than using second hand ones produced by other sites. Partly for legal reasons and partly because they're sometimes cluttered with unexplained markers.-HD3 (talk) 10:23, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

I think there is some misunderstanding here. The file I uploaded is a texture that I personally extracted from the game files. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 10:29, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
Oh i see. You're right i completely misunderstood. If you're doing that, you might want to consider broadening your scope. There is a huge number of location articles, for Dragon age II in particular which lack map images. Even just the semi-transparent image would be a big improvement.-HD3 (talk) 10:32, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

part of civil war Edit

I consider Howe's asslaut on Highiver as a part of the Fereldan Civil War and I started this topic on it's talk page. However I need to discuss it with others before I extend the article, so I invite you to discuss, if you're interested.78.8.10.229 (talk) 17:54, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Deceased Edit

There's no way to put in hidden categories on the wiki. Plus, I wouldn't recommend putting "Deceased" as a category. The story line currently takes place within the same time frame, but, as we enter the 3rd game, we're no longer sure who dies or who does not. Additionally, certain characters may die depending on player's choice. So the deceased state is also relative to each player's playthrough. In summary, I'd leave off marking certain characters as Deceased. -- tierrie talk contr 05:55, July 18, 2013 (UTC)

Bodahn and Sandal Edit

Here are the stuff, if anything else is needed let me know.

Bodahn's Goods:

Roughwork Bound Staff
Enchanted Staff
Boots
Dalish Belt (+3 health)
Belt (+9 attack)
×4 Health Potion
×2 Lyrium Potion
×3 Stamina Draught
×2 Injury Kit
This store is only the one in Hightown, not the Deep Roads one.

Sandal's Store:

1st version
Mace (+45 health)
Carved Wooden Staff (+17% fire damage)
Superior Helmet (4% physical damage)
Superior Boots (+2 mana/stamina regeneration, +6% fire damage)
Ring (+3% physical damage)
Ornate Rogue's Ring (+23 defense)
×15 Health Potion
×5 Lyrium Potion
×6 Stamina Draught
×3 Injury Kit

2nd version
Gives you nothing else but the potions, draught and kit mentioned above.

Bodahn's Goods (in the Deep Roads):
Dagger
Dagger (a weaker one)
Blade of Calling (appears only on a presumably much higher level, and on first occasion it was a sword with damage bonus, then it's a mere dagger - I don't know where to put it)
Wooden Staff (also appears on a higher level)
Circle Weavers - Minor
Asabas-Saar Eva (helmet on higher level)
Andraste's Grace (+5% healing to this character)
Ring (+2 mana/stamina regeneration)
Twisted Amulet (+21 stamina, on higher level)
Ring of Minor Cantrips (+5% fire damage, on higher level)
×4 Health Potion
×2 Lyrium Potion
×3 Stamina Draught
×2 Injury Kit

Not sure from which point do the "higher level" items appear, I went once as a level 2, then twice as a level 50, which is quite the difference. Nothing changes when you level up on the spot.
Also signing, since I forgot to do that the last time. --Margerard (talk) 04:27, July 22, 2013 (UTC)

Hey! Edit

Hey HD3! I hope you're doing great!

You recently uploaded three images in your user page which however lack proper licensing. As I wasn't sure which is the appropriate license for them, I added the No license template. However you can remove that and add the appropriate license. A list of licenses can be found here.

I also need your help to verify a claim as I cannot access DA2. In the page, it says that Nuncio Caldera Lanos is a noble. Is that true? Viktoria Landers 13:10, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

That's alright. And thanks for your help with Nuncio! Not sure why you put a spoiler template though xD Oh and you can reply in your talk page next time in order to keep the conversation in one place ;-) Viktoria Landers 09:29, August 6, 2013 (UTC)

You left me some messages in the chat, which however I didn't get a chance to answer back. You can always try to privately contact me via e-mail too ;-) Viktoria Landers 15:43, August 9, 2013 (UTC)

I don't have your e-mail. There's no need anyway, it's not exceptionally important. It can wait.-HD3 (talk) 15:46, August 9, 2013 (UTC)

re: Equipment Images Edit

There we go, brighter and closer! I took some with Sigrun in the splintmail armor too, which is lighter in color, but I think she wound up looking better with her default armor. Kelcat (talk) 03:50, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah that's much better. You might want to try croping the images a little smaller, ideally you want something about the size of something like Heirsplitter-HD3 (talk) 04:43, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Edit

Hey HD3, I replied in your recent message which you posted in my talk page. Cheers! Viktoria Landers 13:25, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Also, could you take care of this page? It needs a bit of love too :( Viktoria Landers 12:30, August 26, 2013 (UTC)
Huh, I thought it was missing some vital information. Anyway, HD3 I'm still waiting for that link on the forum discussion. I also tried to catch you a few times in the chat, but you quit very soon after you join :( Viktoria Landers 14:44, August 27, 2013 (UTC)
http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Game_names_in_the_lead_sections?t=20130706070707

Here's the discussion. I warn you, it's very long and rambling and goes off topic several times.-HD3 (talk) 04:43, August 28, 2013 (UTC)

Images Edit

Hey! Great work on all the recent image uploads. I just wanted to ask that you add the appropriate categories and licensing when you upload them. Thanks! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 06:19, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Quite right, my mistake sorry. I'll rectify this at once.-HD3 (talk) 06:47, September 4, 2013 (UTC)
No problems Smiley. I've added them to your recent uploads so you don't have to worry about those. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 06:49, September 4, 2013 (UTC)
Oh well thanks very much. I'll remember to add these in the future.-HD3 (talk) 06:55, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Hey,

Are you the artist who made the elven pantheon stained glass mosaics? If so I'd like your permission to use them in a video I'm making or if you know the artist could you provide me their Link so I can contact them?

Thank you, --DRobin13 (talk) 00:40, February 13, 2018 (UTC)D.Robin

As I promised Edit

I'm letting you know of which articles I supplied with new pictures:
Mask of the Imperium
Helm of the Messenger
Dusty Traveler's Hood
Dusty Traveler's Slippers
Dusty Traveler's Armguards
Basic Longbow
Lineage
I'll see to it later if I can take area pictures in Hightown. --Margerard 16:47, October 3, 2013 (UTC)

De Launcet family Edit

I think Elsa provides some information about the De Launcet family. Unfortunately I do not own a copy to check it out myself. Perhaps some extra info can be retrieved when first entering Chateau Haine's courtyard as a character there talks about the two De Launcet sisters. Viktoria Landers 12:46, October 15, 2013 (UTC)

Eh, i am not even totally convinced the de launcet family really warrant their own page to be honest.-HD3 (talk) 12:51, October 15, 2013 (UTC)

But if you want to spend your time on it,

  • Elsa states that they have not seen Emile since he was a child.
  • The de Launcet came to the Free Marches over three decades ago.

Mark of the Assassin

  • Dulci de Launcet said something Isolde found "horrible"
  • Elegant says not to make eye contact with either daughter
  • Babbete de Launcet mocks Bann Perrin over the knickers incident in Leiliana's Song
  • Fifi mocks Hawke for having to work for a living
  • Babbete insults her sister, saying that dressing like a turnip would be a step up for her.

That's about it. There's very little information which is why i question the whole endeavor. -HD3 (talk) 13:13, October 15, 2013 (UTC)

Also, how do you not have a copy of Dragon Age 2? -HD3 (talk) 13:20, October 15, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll see what kind of info we can extract and inject into the article. As for DA2, I have played it in an internet cafe, never purchased a copy for my PC. Though I plan to do so soon. Viktoria Landers 19:53, October 17, 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't Leandra also meant to marry the Comte de Launcet before leaving Kirkwall with Malcolm? I remember Gamlen saying that and Bethany mentions it when Hawke gives her that painting of Leandra. Welshman15 (talk) 14:18, October 15, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that is already covered on one of the character pages.-HD3 (talk) 14:22, October 15, 2013 (UTC)

Golems of Amgarrak Edit

Is there anything else you'd think that needs to be further checked in this DLC? I'm considering to make a walkthrough. Also I'm sorry for undoing your edit in Hower's page, I wasn't aware of the talk page discusion. Viktoria Landers 18:39, November 2, 2013 (UTC)

Back Alley (Dragon Age II) Edit

I've done some tweaks at your request about the Golems of Amgarrak pages you recently added. In Dragon Age II, Dougal Gavorn's encounter is made in a Kirkwall's alley named Back Alley, a name shared by an Origins location too. Could you write a page about it? Viktoria Landers 15:01, November 5, 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I forgot to ask before you left, if you're still interested in this. Viktoria Landers 11:49, January 16, 2014 (UTC)
Well I can write up the page but I don't have DA2 installed so I don't know how much of the information I could add. I could try and work off videos of the quest on DA2 on youtube but that would be it. So for all those reasons I think it might be better if someone with access to a working copy of DA2 should do it. Also i replied to your comment about the Brosca Family on the article's talk page. -HD3 Sig 04:53, January 17, 2014 (UTC)

Bonny Lem Edit

Hey! You added a {{stub}} note to Bonny Lem awhile back. What info is still missing that needs to be added? Kelcat (talk) 17:59, November 27, 2013 (UTC)

Chat Edit

Sorry, I wasn't here when you tried to contact me. Was it something important? If so, you can let me know either here or I also have my e-mail linked to my account. --Margerard 08:28, January 19, 2014 (UTC)

DA2 pics Edit

HD3, I need pictures of two locations in DA2. Are you interested?! Viktoria Landers 00:38, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't help you I am afraid.-HD3 Sig

Recent image uploads Edit

Hey HD3, I just wanted to thank you for all the great images you've been uploading recently, and make a request that you create a == Licensing == section with a {{Bioware image}} tag on any future images. Thanks again. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   11:33, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Well, I'd like to add here, that an appropriate image category should also be added to the file. *poofs* Viktoria Landers 14:46, April 13, 2014 (UTC)
I knew there was a reason I thought uploading the images felt too quick. Sorry, it's been a while since I did this. I'll get back into good habits and resume tagging everything properly.-HD3 Sig 01:32, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

Deepstalker runner Edit

I was thinking to write a page about deepstalker runners, but I have no idea where one encounters them. Any ideas? :P Viktoria Landers 17:51, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

I had completely forgotten they existed until I looked up the Deepstalkers just now. If they're Deepstalkers though it's probably a safe bet that they're in the Deep Roads. So start from orzammar and just wander the deep roads until you find one. Failing that, you could try when you investigate the deep roads running under Vigil's Keep in awakening. Those I think would be the places most likely to encounter them. Make sure you grab an image and try to figure out what abilities they use. I'd expect it will be the same abilities as the other deepstalkers. Good Luck. -HD3 Sig 23:55, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

Lookin' good Edit

Loving all the new images you’ve added, they look awesome :D I’m so glad you got to the acquisition of the Awakening codexes (codices? whatever) -- they've been missing for ages and I've been too distracted by shiny new games to start new DA:O playthroughs. --Kelcat (talk) 23:26, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Kelcat, I'm glad you think so. The images we needed for DA2 was one thing I really wanted to get sorted out. I'm just sorry I didn't have the information on hand to finish the last couple of Awakening codex entries. I'll have to leave that task in someone else's capable hands alas.-HD3 Sig 01:50, April 17, 2014 (UTC)

Wounded Coast icon Edit

Hey there! All icons should be square shaped because otherwise they break things. Could you upload a square version of File:Wounded Coast Icon.png? Thanks! Viktoria Landers 10:22, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

huh? it is square.-HD3 Sig 10:28, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Allright I've uploaded a better quality image.-HD3 Sig 11:21, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Done. Viktoria Landers 11:53, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Uploaded image names Edit

Hey! Do you know if there is a way to rename uploaded images? Ones like this could really use an easier and more identifiable name, but I don't see a rename option in the edit dropdown. --Kelcat (talk) 07:14, April 24, 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure there must be. I'm afraid I don't know it though, you might have to ask KC or someone else though. In the interim just save the image and re-upload it under an intelligible file name I guess and we can delete that one later.-HD3 Sig 08:41, April 24, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Quotes Final Wording Edit

Hi, they all look good to me Smiley You may have noticed that Vikki posted in the thread discussing this, but go ahead and add them to the guidelines for now. I think we can count the numbers issue as something relatively minor which can be edited if opinion changes later. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   19:05, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

Quotes Edit

Just a heads up that I'm starting on the Origins characters first, using [[Category:Dragon Age: Origins characters]]. Only 328 in this category! ;) --Kelcat (talk) 23:21, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

Initial statistics Edit

I see I overlooked Soldier and Tower Guard when updating initial statistics. Are there any other pages that I missed? – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 16:07, May 13, 2014 (UTC)

Quotes Edit

Hey there! I think Anders has major enough roles in both Awakening and DA2 that he warrants several quotes for each game, rather than just 4 in DA2. Maybe it would be best to allow 8 quotes for each game where the character is a companion, especially with the upcoming DA:I where Varric will have as major a role as he does in DA2. Otherwise it's kind of hard to weigh which game would qualify for the most quotes if they have equally sizable roles in each. Thoughts? --Kelcat (talk) 00:24, May 17, 2014 (UTC)

If they're full companions in multiple games then sure. I didn't think we were considering any other approach for that scenario. Pursuant to the guidelines about notability etc etc of course. -HD3 Sig 03:45, May 17, 2014 (UTC)

Good deal. I'm going to restore a couple of his DA2 quotes, as I think they're fitting. Other than that, I'm pretty sure all the character pages have been cleaned up. I marked all the edit summaries, in case someone thinks quotes I removed are better than ones I kept. --Kelcat (talk) 05:49, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
Good good. Keep up the good work, let me know how it's going or if there any queries.-HD3 Sig 13:51, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

Grey Wardens at the prison Edit

Hey there. I just read your correction to the Seekers about Legacy. When I played it last it was Act 1 and with the latest patch, and Cassandra says they were actually at the site of the prison, and it was destroyed, and the Grey Wardens who were there didn't mention Larius/Janeka. Do you know if she says something different (like that the Wardens wouldn't let them enter) depending on the Act it's played at, or in the unpatched version?

Thanks. Henio0 (talk) 08:20, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

I was playing in act 3 with the latest patch. I know at the start Cassandra says the seekers tried to survey the area but the grey wardens sent them away. I do remember her saying the wardens didn't mention larius (or janeka if you went with her) but I don't know regarding the rest of it sorry. -HD3 Sig 08:25, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

I might play through Legacy again in a different act to see if she says the same thing she did in act 1. Thanks :) Henio0 (talk) 08:27, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

No problem, let me know how it goes. -HD3 Sig 08:30, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

In fact, I just searched for a video, and here Cassandra says nothing about the Wardens not being cooperative. Are you sure you got that right? Henio0 (talk) 08:36, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

Absolutely. [1] about 0:32 seconds in. I got the same line about the wardens when i played through as well.-HD3 Sig 08:42, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

Ah, you mean the intro, not the outro. I believe she is referring to Chantry as an organisation, not the Seekers, before the events of Legacy. The Chantry wanted to know what the Wardens were hiding, but the Wardens wouldn't tell them. Then Legacy happened, Corypheus was freed and the prison destroyed. THEN the Seekers arrived there, and Wardens cooperated with them then. Henio0 (talk) 08:50, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

Possibly, "turned away by the Grey Wardens" sounds (at least to me) a lot like its tied to a geographical locale. You get "turned away" from the club because you don't meet the dress code. It just seems like an odd way to phrase it if we're just referring to the chantry sending inquiring letters though. Plus earlier Cassandra refers to herself as a "Seeker of the Chantry" rather than one of the Seekers of Truth (likely referncing the Templars and Seekers rebelling against chantry authority to indicate her position). Which would suggest she sees her detachment as still part of the chantry hierarchy. I guess it depends on what time they arrived at the prison site (which I don't think cassandra ever gives an exact year for does she?) Plus if the chantry was going to send someone to investigate the site, the Seekers of Truth seem like the most likely choice (presuming the incident she refers was a literal visit to the prison and it occured prior to the Seekers and Templars abandoning chantry authority) -HD3 Sig 09:00, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

We'll just have to disagree then, because I still think the Chantry investigated before the Legacy happened. :) Anyway, it's not that important and I was just curious. :) Thanks for induluging me. Henio0 (talk) 19:58, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

No sweat, have a good one.-HD3 Sig 04:27, May 31, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Recent EditsEdit

Heya HD3, sorry I only just noticed your message on my talkpage. I can assure you that you've done nothing at all to offend me, the fact that we've been on opposing sides in various editing conflicts is entirely coincidental. It's in large part down to the fact that I do have a habit of embroiling myself in many of the editing conflicts that occur, nearly always picking a side. Stubbornness, or a sign that I care too much I guess!

Anyway, I can promise you that there's nothing personal, I too regard you with great respect as an editor, and apologise if anything I said came across as personal, it almost certainly was not intended. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 19:26, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Wikia issue Edit

Hi HD3, this is a good point. I'd suggest two methods of dealing with this problem: A) Removing (Formerly) entirely, or B) Adding dates relevent to the title. So, for Zevran, we could put Antivan Crow (Prior to 9:30 Dragon)

Option B would obviously be consistent with how we handle titles on other pages (such as Justinia V) and so I think that would be my personal preference. However, if we're dealing with Zevran specifically, it might be best to remove (Formerly) altogether since (as you point out) it's unclear if he ever did actually leave the Crows.

In short, I'd suggest that users should use their own judgement in cases such as this, though as always, feel free to start a forum with your own proposal if it's something you feel strongly about Smiley Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   21:11, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

Hi, just to let you know the forum's up. Sorry it took longer than usual! Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   00:34, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Rollback rights Edit

Hi, I just noticed that you don't already have rollback and patroller rights. Would you be interested in having those tools? Friendship smallLoleil Talk 07:45, September 8, 2014 (UTC)

Sure, anything I can do to be of use.-HD3 Sig 11:28, September 8, 2014 (UTC)

Great! I'm sure you'll put the tools to good use. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 23:56, September 8, 2014 (UTC)

Best Served Cold Dialogue Options Edit

Well, I couldn't get fraps to work on my laptop. Grr. However, I took screenshots, so I can present them to you in a slideshow format. I'll summarize what I've found out so far:

1) If you side with Meredith at the rally, you still have the option to show the mages mercy at the end of Best Served Cold. Cullen will still agree to show the mages mercy. When you return to the Gallows, you can ask Cullen what will happen to the conspirators, and the answer does not differ from what he says when you side with Orsino at the rally. You still have the option to "name names" even if you made pro-mage options during the bulk of the quest. You can also tell Meredith she's mad or that she must "let it go."

2) If you side with Orsino at the rally and continue to blame the templars and side with the mages during On the Loose and Best Served Cold, you cannot communicate with Meredith at the end of Best Served Cold. Thus, there is no option to "name names." Orsino doesn't ask who was behind the plot. The only accusation you can make is to call Meredith crazy or say it's not her fault. However, you still have the option to attack Keran or turn him in during the warehouse portion of the quest, and you can still tell Cullen that no mage should be spared when he arrives at the Wounded Coast. I haven't made these choices yet, however, as I was being as pro-mage as possible to see if Keran, Samson, etc. can still be turned in. They can't.

When I have more time this week, I'll see what happens when you side with Orsino at the rally but then make nothing but pro-templar choices during the main quests in Act 3. I will also see what happens when all the neutral options are made. --Death by Cheese (talk) 05:07, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

Sweet, thank you so much Cheese. Does Cullen still tell you that mages were sedated/locked up & Templars were suspended without pay if you side with meredith at the rally? Also provided you take all the pro-mage options and spare Alain and everyone possible, who gets mentioned if you choose the name names option & how does that differ from the tell meredith she's paranoid option?

Screenshot slideshow would work fine too if Fraps is being stupid. Try to grab one of every sentence for the varying options if possible though. Although we just really need to get the gist of it for every option except siding with meredith and then going totally pro-mage which is almost completely lacking in details of any sort, especially with regards to Cullen's reaction to sparing them & Meredith's differing options if you go pro-mage after siding with her.

-HD3 Sig 05:35, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

How would you like me to send you the screenshots? I have the Side with Meredith/pro-mage Best Served Cold options ready to go. I can grab the other screenshots later. --Death by Cheese (talk) 07:15, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
Oops, Ignore the above question. I just created an album on G+. https://plus.google.com/photos/100400528498159057621/albums/6061790144723970081?authkey=CLaZqpun3Zr2ZQ --Death by Cheese (talk) 07:26, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
I see you spotted the bug where Carver defaults to Templar armour even if he is a grey warden. That happened to me once when I quit during the fight and re loaded just before it. Look great, I am curious though, do you have screenshots for what happens if you take all the pro game options after siding with meredith but then refuse to name names? Both or either alternate options

-HD3 Sig 07:43, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

I don't have those options, but I can get them for you sometime tomorrow. Or later today, I mean. (It's about 1AM here.) I have a pretty good set of saves now. I didn't before (I had to burn through several quests to get there), but I do now! --Death by Cheese (talk) 07:48, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
Tremendous! That'll round out the pro-mage options entirely I think. Great work so far cheese, thanks a tonne.

-HD3 Sig 07:49, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

No problemo! --Death by Cheese (talk) 07:53, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

Well, I can't get to sleep, so I went ahead and did quick screenshots of the other outcomes. https://plus.google.com/photos/100400528498159057621/albums/6061816059835195985?authkey=COPmzqvHkJuQlwE

Of note: If Hawke tells Meredith she's mad, Hawke will NOT receive the Hearth shield. Hawke receives the shield only from selecting the other two options (Naming names, or "let it go.") I tested each outcome three times to make sure. Also, telling Meredith she's mad does not allow Hawke to talk to Orsino. He will continue to coldly tell Hawke there's no need to be in his office.

One more thing: I noticed on this wiki that there's a note at the end of Best Served Cold that if you side with Meredith there is an option to investigate and learn some interesting things about her. This did not happen for me. If the "interesting things" are referring to learning about her sister, that happens during On The Loose, not Best Served Cold. Unless there are other conditions to trigger this particular investigation option that I'm not aware of. --Death by Cheese (talk) 09:18, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

Wasn't sure if you saw the above yet, and I was wondering if there were any other dialogues you wanted me to test. --Death by Cheese (talk) 21:24, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Cheese, that's pretty much everything except any option to turn Keran over to the templars if there is any unique dialogue for that path.

-HD3 Sig 00:52, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

Ah, no problem. I can test all options for Keran. --Death by Cheese (talk) 01:22, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

I'll organize my screenshots soon, but I thought I'd outline what I found about Keran (and some other characters you turn in):

  • No conditions spare Keran from being included when Hawke "names names," even if Hawke says "I agree" at the warehouse or tells Keran to "get out of here," and even if Hawke sides with the mages in all instances at The Wounded Coast. Poor Keran! However, even if his name is turned in to Meredith, he can be found in front of The Hanged Man during the day after the quest. The only way to permanently lose Keran is to straight up kill him at the docks.
  • If Hawke tells Cullen Alain was "one of Grace's," when Hawke names names, Alain will be included. He will not be in the Gallows after the quest.
  • If you tell Cullen to go easy on Alain, he will not be among the names handed into Meredith. The next dialogue options, "kill them all," "give Samson another chance," and "be merciful" do not affect Alain's fate. Even if Hawke says "kill them all," if Hawke previously told Cullen not to hurt Alain, Alain will be alive in the Gallows after the quest, and he will not be turned in to Meredith.
  • If Hawke tells Cullen to give Samson another chance, Samson will not be among the names given to Meredith. This is the only way to spare Samson if Hawke "names names."
  • Thrask, Keran and Grace are always included among Hawke's list of conspirators. If you name names:
    • The dialogue options you must make to be the most ruthless are: Kill Keran>Tell Cullen Alain is one of Grace's>"Kill them All." You will turn in all names to Meredith, and Keran (obviously), Alain and Samson no longer appear at the Gallows or Lowtown at night.
    • The dialogue options you must make to be the most merciful (to known characters, anyway) are: Agree with Keran or tell him to run away (he'll still be turned in but still appears in front of The Hanged Man)>Tell Cullen not to hurt Alain>Tell Cullen to give Samson another chance.
      • However, when you tell Cullen to give Samson another chance, when Hawke speaks to Cullen again in the Gallows, his answer to the question about the conspirators is the same as when you tell him to "kill them all."
      • During dialogue when you first encounter Samson on the Wounded Coast, neither defending the mages nor defying the mages matters in any of the quest's ultimate outcomes. There are probably friendship/rivalry gains, but my companions are maxed out except for Sebastian, and I didn't have him in my party at this point.

--Death by Cheese (talk) 07:03, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

I finally organized the screenshots, and decided it would be easier to just summarize the choices my Hawke made before she "names names." I forgot to add that I tested all of these outcomes with a diplomatic mage Hawke, so I don't know if a sarcastic or aggressive Hawke, or a non-mage Hawke have unique options. And as I said above, nothing my Hawke did spared Keran from the names given to Meredith. Anyway, here are the screenshots: https://plus.google.com/photos/100400528498159057621/albums/6062923397977822161?authkey=CI2S3eSo6JW0tgE --Death by Cheese (talk) 08:46, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

Sweet. Thanks so much Cheese, I really appreciate all your hard work. I've already updated some of the relevant pages with the information you got us. I'll add the rest soon. Thanks again. -HD3 Sig 08:52, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

No problem! It was actually pretty interesting to see all of these outcomes. Some of them I've never made before.--Death by Cheese (talk) 09:16, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

How to Frame a Templar Edit

Hi. Don't understand, what you meant when removing my note. Could you please explain to me? -- CompleCCity (talk) 07:24, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

In short, the note you added was completely incomprehensible. I have no idea what it was intended to say. It may well be a valid entry but honestly it didn't make any sense. Try re-phrasing it in a more readable manner.

-HD3 Sig 07:25, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

"The bug can be avoided, when doing the task in the Gallows before speaking to Ser Roderick, as mentioned in the walkthrough." -- Better? -- CompleCCity (talk) 07:39, September 24, 2014 (UTC)
Vastly. Feel free to go head and add it.

-HD3 Sig 07:50, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Done. You know, English's not my mother tongue … -- CompleCCity (talk) 07:58, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

DLC Statues Edit

I adjusted the gamma quite a bit because Hawke's estate is pretty dark, but otherwise, the new images are up! Hope they're what you're looking for. --Death by Cheese (talk) 06:30, September 26, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Cheese, they look great.

-HD3 Sig 06:35, September 26, 2014 (UTC)

Father's Letters Edit

I just confirmed that once Hawke finishes talking to Tobrius, Hawke receives the item "Father's Letters" which go directly to that magical part of the inventory where all plot items go. So yeah, the new page should probably just be formatted like any other plot item page. I'll go ahead and clean the article up a bit. --Death by Cheese (talk) 04:13, September 28, 2014 (UTC)

Forum Help Edit

Hi, HD3. In the tarot card forum, someone (probably accidentally) erased two previous entries, and I'm not wiki knowledgeable enough to know how to undo the erased content (it contains several outside links) while keeping the new edit intact. Do you know how this can be fixed? Sorry to ask, but you seem to know your way around the wiki really well. --Death by Cheese (talk) 09:59, September 28, 2014 (UTC)

The easiest way I can think of would be to just undo the edits to before problematic edit but beforehand copy all the new posts after that and then paste them back into the the forum. Not clever or flashy but should do the trick.

-HD3 Sig 13:28, September 28, 2014 (UTC)

Still Looking... Edit

I'm still searching for a better Tevinter symbol. I'm jumping off the computer in a few, though. I haven't found anything yet, but I did find a bigger image for the Nevarran heraldry, which I uploaded, if anyone wants to use it on Nevarran pages. It was on the Inquisition site, which has a few other interesting images. I also uploaded the two best images I got (in my opinion) of Fenris holding the glowing Blade of Mercy. I'm not really sure they're better than d-day's pic, but feel free to use them if you want. Tinypic saved them as jpgs, but I have the pngs on my computer if you'd rather have them in that format.

http://i60.tinypic.com/155jxac.jpg http://i61.tinypic.com/2mfnshz.jpg

Here's the Nevarran image:

Nevarra heraldry symbol

--Death by Cheese (talk) 10:23, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Nice image. If there are any more good image like that on the Inquisition site you should upload them all here so they're in our database for later. They'll almost all definitely be handy for later articles we'll add. -HD3 Sig 10:38, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Thank You! Edit

I just saw that you suggested me for rollback and patroller rights, and I want to thank you! The vote of confidence made my day! --Death by Cheese (talk) 23:48, October 4, 2014 (UTC)

You earned it Cheese! Keep up the good work.

-HD3 Sig 03:14, October 5, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Front Page Icons Update Edit

Yes, that's a good idea! My talents don't extend to icon design unfortunately, so you might be better speaking to Loleil or Tierrie about this. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   16:03, October 7, 2014 (UTC)

HD3 mindlessly removing meterial Edit

You have no good reason to revert an added trivia, please refrain from mindlessly trying to control everything on this wikia that does not meet your own bias, Thank you. MaxiRage (talk) 14:51, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure what manner of narrative you've built up about myself or what "bias" which you think is motivating me to undo your edit other than the fact it isn't necessary. If you'd read the edit summary next to the undo you would have noticed the whole "per trivia guidelines" remark which would have furnished you with an explanation. I refer you to the http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Age_Wiki:Trivia_guidelines, trivia guidelines which explain what is and isn't considered trivia.
Now if you'd bothered to ask me why I was undoing your edit rather than being insulting, I might have suggested you include the dialogue you keep adding as a quotation per the quote guidelines and add a trivia note underneath it suggesting that this quote had special significance because despite joining the Dalish several years prior to his death, Pol's city elf upbringing leads him to reflexively reference andraste as a quasi expletive, rather than the elven pantheon he now follows. I would also have pointed out the factual errors in your edit, (this is not the first time Hawke encounters Pol) and that you could have included the relevant links to provide more opportunities for any potential readers to explore the world of dragon age further.
Also my view of Dragon Age's lore is not "narrow", indeed in contrast to the more fanatical and argumentative members of this community, I generally try to refrain from enforcing an opinion and be as objective as possible by editing as independently as possible from what I personally may consider the "correct" choice in any situation or dispute. Of course it helps that, though admittedly I do so say so myself, I am fairly well versed on the lore of Thedas in general.

P.S I hope this experience has not put you off contributing to the wiki. We need enthusiastic editors, we just want to make sure they maintain an appropriate standard of concision, fact sourcing and accuracy. The wikia is a collaborative project as is every article it hosts. It helps if we don't assume malice when editors find themselves in a disagreement with each other.


-HD3 Sig 15:12, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

I understand, however, if its not "perfect" per se, You could easily edit it to fall into the guidelines instead of been rude by hitting "undo", the easy way, since you seem to believe you know more about the guidelines then the rest of us. Also, please don't spam the same long message in 3 places. MaxiRage (talk) 15:23, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

I am uncertain why you believe I am purporting to know more about the guidelines than "us" just because I pointed out to you that one of your edits did not actually count as trivia. As I stated earlier, had you read the included reason or spoken to me directly I would have explained the issue in greater detail and how you could work around it if you chose. Also calling other editors "mindless" is at the very least, not conducive to creating a collaborative editing environment which is something all editors should try to maintain.

-HD3 Sig 03:30, October 9, 2014 (UTC)

Account Compromised Edit

Sorry everyone, as you may have heard from KC or Cheese my account was hacked. My apologies if you were one of the people who receieved one of the hackers "contributions" on your talk page. Sorry for the trouble. -HD3 Sig 23:41, October 9, 2014 (UTC)

Should I be jealous that you're so popular all the cool kids want to hack you? Tonguesmiley --Kelcat Talk 00:33, October 10, 2014 (UTC)
If you want to deal with all the headaches of being hacked, I'll happily trade you ^^

-HD3 Sig 03:41, October 10, 2014 (UTC)

Your user page Edit

Hi,
I know my tiff with the IP who is supposedly responsible for hacking your page might have portrayed me in a bad light so I won't bother you for long, but I did notice a very curious thing that I could not get me head around.
The same IP appears to have edited your user page in the past. Even the last edit that was reverted by DeathByCheese, is logged as having reverted your page to a version created by that IP. What do you make of it? Diain (talk) 05:10, October 10, 2014 (UTC)

Oh yeah, man that was ages ago. That was my list of equipment articles that required pictures. Whoever that anon was, they noticed all those articles now had images but the list hadn't been removed, so they took it down themselves. Trying to be helpful I guess. Its rather rude to edit a user's profile page but I didn't even notice until like a month later. I don't really use my profile page to keep notes generally so I don't pay it a lot of attention. Then when someone hacked my account yesterday, Cheese used rollback instead of the standard edit and rollback defaults to the last user to edit the profile page before the user account you are using rollback on. Since no one ever edits a user's profile page except the user themselves, it jumped to that anon's IP. So it was actually Cheese who edited the page.

As for how you've been portrayed, I see Kelcat has already dealt with that so it is rather a moot point now. -HD3 Sig 06:29, October 10, 2014 (UTC)

Ahh that makes sense. Thanks! Diain (talk) 06:34, October 10, 2014 (UTC)
No problem, you have a good day now.

-HD3 Sig 09:38, October 10, 2014 (UTC)

Quote Edit

Hey, HD3! You've read Asunder haven't you? I was looking at Rhys' article, and his header quote seems kind of generic to me: “Very well. I confess: I’m a mage.”

Any ideas for something a little more interesting? --Kelcat Talk 06:47, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

I actually kind of like that quote but you'd have to read the text to get the context. I shall go look for a few alternatives from the book and get back to you.

P.S You haven't read Asunder? You totally should before DA:I comes out. Lot of great moments in that thing. What about Masked Empire & Last Flight? -HD3 Sig 07:50, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

I wondered if it might be a "you had to be there" kind of quote. Perhaps it could be added as dialogue, with a different header quote.
The only novel I've read so far is The Stolen Throne. The other ones are pretty cheap on kindle right now, so I should pick up one or two. --Kelcat Talk 02:36, October 17, 2014 (UTC)
You really should, at least read Asunder & Masked Empire because they seem to tie into DA:I to a much greater extent. Plus the calling has more Duncan! & Maric! and last flight is spiffy because you get to actually see the fourth blight happen and how much worse things could have gotten in ferelden. Plus they're just good reads in of themselves.
You're right about Rhys' quote though, its a good quote for that scene but we should find something less context dependent. I'll take care of that today.

-HD3 Sig 02:41, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

How about "We know nothing of Tranquility, or of demons, or even our own limitations."
Or if we can turn a blind eye to a slightly longer quote than usual ""We know nothing of Tranquility, or of demons, or even our own limitations. Whatever comes next, we will only survive if we learn to look upon it with new eyes." -p.407

I like that one. It captures both Rhys, Asunder and the general sense of upheaval everyone faces at the end of Masked Empire & Asunder. -HD3 Sig 09:33, October 19, 2014 (UTC)

The longer one seems to look fine and not too long (even on my small laptop screen), so I've gone ahead and added that one. Thanks for your help! --Kelcat Talk 02:52, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
Glad I could help. Also you totally should read the books.

-HD3 Sig 03:09, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

One more thing on Rhys' page, if you're able--reference 1 is for Last Flight but it uses a location number rather than a page number (I'm presuming the location comes from the e-book version). It's about Rhys' physical description. Any way you could scrounge up a page number so it matches other book citations? --Kelcat Talk 07:22, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Sure, no problem at all. I'll take care of it.

-HD3 Sig 07:34, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Ok, have amended reference.

-HD3 Sig 10:09, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

Categorizing categories Edit

In wikis, all categories are categorized by at least one parent category, except of course the root category. So please don't forget to categorize them. If you're uncertain which categories are appropriate, your best shot is to check similar categories. So for example in the case of Category:Dragon Age: Last Flight locations, checking the respective Stolen Throne category is a good idea. Viktoria Landers 18:36, October 19, 2014 (UTC)

Ok good to know, I'll incorporate those properly in future.

-HD3 Sig 02:52, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Last Straw Edit Warring Edit

Please refrain from pointlessly starting an edit war.

Thank you. - Mouseno4

As I explained in both the edit summary on my initial reversion and on your own talk page, speculation, however likely, is no help to anyone. I know Kelcat has spoken to you about this already. -HD3 Sig 09:12, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

It seems i was right about one thing.

Cesspool? Edit

Just saw what you said on KC's talk page, but didn't want to butt in with such a silly thing there - I just felt kind of "mentioned" as one of the many users adding news. All the news are from BioWare (not just pulled out of cesspool), they're just advertising this much. And now I just realize that I must seem offended or something, but I just meant to say it because to my knowledge you haven't had too much time to read into the news and thus you may really not know... hope you won't take it in a bad way.
By the way I kept hoping for that we could meet on the chat again, but funnily I had a better chance meeting you in Europe than in the states, but to respond to what you said in there, I knew you would be one of the first choices of the admins when it would come to nomination, so it was no question to me that I'd vote with a yes. And looking at the overwhelming support on your page, I think it's not premature to congratulate you on your new role. :) --Margerard 16:57, October 25, 2014 (UTC)

Har har, well first Marge, let me say thank you. If I ever get the chance to visit Europe (which remains in the top of my life's ambitions) we must catch up. Regarding my comments on KC's talk page, I think you may have misconstrued what I intended. Admittedly it is late here and I am tired so I probably phrased it rather poorly.

When I said "cesspool" I meant the mass of the internet in general and people potentially posting unrelated third party content in the news section. Not actually anything posted by anyone so far.

I actually have no problem with the amount of information Bioware have been posting, its' in all our best interests for them to drum up as much enthusiasm and interest for DA:I as possible and the fans certainly want more news. I only meant that in recent times we've gone from having a designated user or two handling all the news posts to a broader number of users posting news which has been harder to keep track of. -HD3 Sig 17:05, October 25, 2014 (UTC)

Claudio Valisti Edit

Hey, HD3! I hope I wasn't overstepping, but I saw you were having trouble resizing the image of Claudio Valisti to better fit the infobox. I uploaded a cropped version, so it's more of a portrait now. Feel free to change it back if you'd like. --Death by Cheese (talk) 02:32, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Actually I was just trying to puzzle out how to fix that image. Thank you Cheese, looks much better now.

-HD3 Sig 03:16, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Admin time Edit

You are now officially an administrator! Most of the extra buttons are pretty self explanatory, but if you need any extra advice please feel free to drop me a line. Congratulations. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 16:51, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Thank You Loleil! My first question is, where do I find all the new buttons?

-HD3 Sig 16:54, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Heh, well there's really only two new buttons. Block pops up next to the user name on recent changes or the page history, delete on the the drop down menu for articles and images and that's pretty much it! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 16:59, October 26, 2014 (UTC)
Cool, that sounds pretty manageable. Thanks loleil.

-HD3 Sig 17:01, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations!!! --Kelcat Talk 19:30, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Kelcat ^^ I meant what I said on the rose forum post by the way

-HD3 Sig 08:14, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

By which I mean the part about thank you as my long term partner in crime when editing the wiki not the evil megalomaniac laughter.

-HD3 Sig 08:16, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

Aw, I'm glad! It's encouraging to know I've helped others on the wiki, with or without maniacle laughter Icon wink --Kelcat Talk 01:43, October 28, 2014 (UTC)

Party Select Screen Edit

Hey, HD3. I finally got the Act 1 party select screen the way I want it (I'm kind of picky about details like weapons and such), but I wasn't sure about uploading it directly here because you had said you were going to cut & paste screens together to have one picture of all party members (minus Tallis). Here's the like to the screenshot. Feel free to do whatever you want to with the image: [2] Next I'll be working on the Act 2 screen to get Sebastian in the picture, then I'll do a rogue/warrior Hawke screen to get Bethany. --Death by Cheese (talk) 06:22, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

Looks perfect cheese! Once we get a shot of Sebastian for act 2 and act 1 bethany we'll cut them all together as one image. It'll look great.

-HD3 Sig 06:24, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

It sounds like a neat project! Are you going to make the party members clickable like some of the maps on the wiki? Oh, and before I forget, congrats on the admin promotion! You deserve it. --Death by Cheese (talk) 06:41, October 27, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Cheese ^^ I never would've gotten this far without your help. The clickable party members does sound like a neat idea. I don't know how to set that up though.

-HD3 Sig 06:48, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

Oh hey speaking of weapons, do you think you could get Sebastian with the Starkhaven Longbow?

-HD3 Sig 06:58, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

I'm finally back with image #2 of the Act 1 party with Bethany. Sorry it's taking so long! [3] And when I get the Act 2 screen, I'll be sure to have Sebastian holding the Starkhaven Longbow. --Death by Cheese (talk) 21:17, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

Ah great work cheese! I've cut in Bethany. It actually looks pretty good! Except because of where Hawke stands in the screen you cant see half of her stave so Bethany is holding a kind of ad hoc mace. I don't see any way around that though and it still looks pretty good so I'm not worried. Once I add sebastian it'll look perfect, I'll link you to the finished version once I upload it.

-HD3 Sig 00:17, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Ohhh, I'm so dumb! I also was concerned about the way Bethany is buried behind the other characters, and the way she's holding her staff isnn't doing her any favors for cutting and pasting... but I bet I can make Hawke invisible! That thought didn't even occur to me until just now. D'oh. Let me fire up DA2 and try again. --Death by Cheese (talk) 01:41, October 30, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, crumbs. Scratch that. I can make Hawke invisible using the appearance codes, but he doesn't stay invisible on the select screen. Grr. --Death by Cheese (talk) 02:11, October 30, 2014 (UTC)
Don't stress it, it still looks pretty good. It just looks like she's holding a mace instead of a staff so it still look fine.

-HD3 Sig 08:53, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations Edit

I believe they're in order? Welcome to the team! Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   20:49, October 27, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much KC. I hope I can continue to be of service to the wiki.

-HD3 Sig 04:52, October 28, 2014 (UTC)

Featured Images Edit

Hey, I made a forum where I'd be interested in hearing some feedback about and maybe suggestions too for refreshing the Featured Images' gallery. You can find the forum here. Your opinion would be very much appreciated! --Margerard 23:29, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

A Simple RequestEdit

My dear friend, I have a query that needs answering. I know not if you are online right now, but when you are would you be so kind as to delete this comment? It is from a very obnoxious anon, who I believe is, as the youngins say, trolling. Thank you for your time, Seeker. B.S.S.T. (talk) 19:05, November 4, 2014 (UTC)

He's also commenting here and arguing with himself... I don't think he knows we can see his IP and know it's the same guy. You can delete my comment too if you want. It was just about him arguing with himself. I made sure not to get involved in his insanity. B.S.S.T. (talk) 19:13, November 4, 2014 (UTC)

Sorted. -HD3 Sig 04:27, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Blog posts Edit

Hey there! Just letting you know that I've removed the news category from your recent blog post. Although they look quite informative and well made, as King Cousland pointed out, we generally "restrict news posts and articles to material BioWare themselves releases or endorses". Friendship smallLoleil Talk 19:30, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

No worries at all Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 19:51, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Inconsistent Reversion Policy? Edit

I think that

http://dragonage.wikia.com/index.php?title=Codex_entry%3A_Velvet_Cailan&diff=626593&oldid=626591

deserves two comments:

1) I will point out that the trivia about furry art is no different from the trivia right above it about Velvet Elvis. If the relationship of the quote to furry art is somehow not trivia, than the Velvet Elvis one isn't either. Yet, you remove one and leave the other, a puzzling behavior which requires an explanation.

2) Wikia provides the ability to explain or annotate a change, which you did not do here. Being on the receiving end of such a reversion seems very rude and abrupt to this person and not very welcoming. The least you could have done is addressed 1) in your change comment.

DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:19, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

First I would like to refer you to our [[4]] which explain the comments regarding speculation in the trivia section.


1) You are quite correct of course. Though velvet elvis on the other hand is a well documented culturally notable piece of kitsch art rather than the furry art which is more of a personal arousal nature and thus engenders a whole different set of additional considerations when discussing its inclusion.

2)You are correct of course, what I am doing right now in fact is attempting to locate a source which can confirm or deny the relationship between the 'Velvet Elvis' and the Thedosian 'Velvet Cailan', during the edit of which I intended to include in the summary the rationale for that particular's edits removal. However I'm afraid you were too quick for me and beat me to it.

-HD3 Sig 04:26, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for listening.

I did read through the trivia guidelines before commenting here, but could not find a way through those guidelines that allowed the Elvis reference and not the furry one, hence my feeling that they guidelines were being applied inconsistently.

On your reply to 1), are you somehow asserting that all furry art is erotic ("personal arousal")? Because that is certainly not the case. I should also point out that Furry Fandom is what I would consider a notable subculture and I'm not a furry myself. I do encourage you to read through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom as Furry Fandom has ancient links to the computer RPG community through MUCKs and per that article has many thousand person conventions across North America and Europe. That seems at least as notable as a brief, lamentable ;) art style from the 60s.

As for my being too quick, err, thanks I guess. Such is the internet. :D

DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:39, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Re:News Post/Locking Necro Thread Edit

Hi there, while I can certainly see your point about news posts, I think this may have more to do with the timeframe we're currently in - news can be expected to increase with Inquisition's impending release. I'm not sure I entirely agree that more users posting news makes it harder to track - true, there have been a couple of posts which didn't really merit the news category, these have been swiftly removed.

Where I do agree with you is that some posts can occasionally appear to be a little unprofessional (URLs not properly linked, typos etc.). In these cases, I think it'd be alright for admins to make the necessary changes to the post in order to tidy it up a little, so long as the original author is alerted to the changes. On the whole though, my personal preference would be to keep the news category open to all users as I don't see it as a major problem right now, but feel free to consult with the other admins or open this up for discussion by the community!

As for locking older threads, I think if they're necroed then there's good cause for locking them, yes. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   15:42, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

While I certainly can see your point, I just hope we're not underestimating the problem. While its fine in general, there have been several incidents of not just tagging news posts that should not have been tagged (something i myself accidentally committed even) its less news posts' needing clean up that bothers me so much as people including other unrelated stuff as part of the body of the news post. Intended or not, that makes it look like it is the wiki's position on the matter, rather than just a private user's blogpost or comment reply. Its the thought of someone getting that mistaken impression that bothers me and why I think we should discuss this further.

-HD3 Sig 00:38, November 11, 2014 (UTC)


Recent Video DeletionsEdit

Hey HD3,

Just wanted to give you a heads-up that those videos I've been putting on the wiki are part of an upcoming Instant Expert portal page. Looks like despite the fact it hasn't gone live yet, the videos are still showing up in the recently uploaded area, so I understand why they're getting deleted. The article should be live later today though, so hopefully they can stick around after that, as they're embedded in the right rail of the page. Lemme know if you've got any questions or concerns!

Cheers

Michael @fandom (profile)•(talk)•(email) 19:33, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Ah now that explains everything! Sorry for the confusion and if I accidentally made your life any more difficult!

-HD3 Sig 00:38, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

No worries at all! Thanks for your diligence!

Michael @fandom (profile)•(talk)•(email) 00:44, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Possible news block Edit

Hey, I couldn't help but see that you messaged KC regarding the news section and that you would consider blocking it for the majority. Since I'm one of those people who share news blogs occasionally, I felt the need to speak up again (as I do remember we talked about the news section a bit not too long ago), I hope it'll be something to consider.
There are a handful of people who make decent news posts, and it's certainly a lot easier to share the responsibilities of updating news than waiting for one of the admins adding it - which could potentially end up with the wiki adding belated news (and that has happened before). I personally think it would be better if those certain individuals treating their opinions as news worthy facts would be asked and eventually warned if necessary to avoid doing so. If I want to be perfectly honest, I've seen only one person adding any kind of personal opinion to the news blog posts, and two other tagging their blog as news when they weren't. I think it would be unfair to take the option away from those who actually want to contribute to the news section appropriately because of these couple of people recently. I'd like that to be considered should this come to a further discussion about it, as I like being able to contribute to the news section, and I don't believe I (or some actually regular news editors) have done anything to take that freedom away. --Margerard 02:12, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

Side note, sorry about editing your user page instead of talk page, must've spaced out there o.O --Margerard 02:14, November 11, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry Marge I should've made it clearer. The admin only thing was more of just one proposed model I was spitballing around. The other one I was going to put forward was a bit more inclusive, open to a significantly wider array of users to ensure the wiki doesn't fall behind in news. I also want to make it clear that this was not intended as a reflection of you or indeed any of the users who has been posting to the news section, so much as insurance against potential further instances. But it probably won't even go forward, it was just a hypothetical.

-HD3 Sig 02:20, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

I understand, and I did not take offense to it in case I came across as if I did, sorry about that. Just something to consider if anyone would entertain the first idea. The second idea, I'm not sure how would that work - like giving certain people a special right to edit the news section? If so, not sure if that would really work. But yeah, I personally don't think that for those few people it would be worth doing anything about the news section. But I know, this was really just hypothetical and nothing personal, so I don't really worry about it, more like a point raised in said hypothetical scenario. --Margerard 04:55, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Photoshop Edit

Hey HD3,

Just did a few practice attempts on an image to make sure I could do it, and yes I can, kind of. You can send me the image and I'll do what I can. My email is acdeakial@gmail.com if you want to send it to me that way. DeakialSig1 11:39, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

Hey HD3,

I've done what I can. Got rid of the writing and logos anyway. Hopefully there aren't any overly noticeable remains of my work. I went ahead and replaced the image you uploaded, hope that's alright. DeakialSig1 01:13, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Looks perfect AC, I'll put it in place now. Thanks for your work!

-HD3 Sig 01:16, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

grammar note Edit

Hey, HD3! Just a minor note, but ampersands (&) are usually considered bad grammar when writing formally; it's usually best to write it out as "and". Smiley --Kelcat Talk 02:31, November 13, 2014 (UTC)

Are you a fan of "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White? Just curious.

-HD3 Sig 03:43, November 13, 2014 (UTC)

Somewhat. I am actually one of those people who reads grammar books and articles for entertainment. --Kelcat Talk 04:20, November 13, 2014 (UTC)

Graphics Bug Edit

I have found a few instances of DAII's graphics engine messing up, causing the characters to stand on top of each other. This is definitely a bug, but I'm not sure which page to put it on. Since it mostly occurs at the entrance to The Hanged Man, that was my first guess. There doesn't seem to be a page for general bugs, just quest specific ones. DaBarkspawn (talk) 19:38, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

Make sure your copy of DA2 has the latest patch, that'll solve some problems. Otherwise unless its a major issue, I wouldn't worry about it. -HD3 Sig 02:19, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

I'm on the latest patch. As for major, I think so:
File:Three-in-one.png

and see also:

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:Three-in-one-back.png (same as above, but larger)

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:Three-in-one-back.png (same as above, but from behind)

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:Merrill_anders_merrills_house.png (similar in Merrill's house instead of The Hanged Man.

The bug seems to have an affinity for entrance ways.

DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:40, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

How odd, i've never seen that one. What platform are you on? It might be platform specific.

-HD3 Sig 04:44, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought it was kinda weird, too. Platform is PC, specifically Win 7/AMD-FX 8350 (8 core, 4Ghz)/Radeon HD 5540 DaBarkspawn (talk) 06:34, November 18, 2014 (UTC)
I guess just put a bug note on the Hanged Man and Merrill's Home.

-HD3 Sig 07:30, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Roger, thanks. I'll try to get to it sometime today. OTOH, there's this game that just released that may distract me.  ;) DaBarkspawn (talk) 14:58, November 18, 2014 (UTC)
Um, if I'm going to put in a bug note, it is helpful to have the images to point to. Is there a particular reason you deleted the last two? Again, as with the Black Emporium Trivia, I get a strong sense of arbitrary deletion going on here. DaBarkspawn (talk) 15:17, November 18, 2014 (UTC)
Outside of VERY exceptional circumstances, we generally don't include images with bug notes because they tend to make the article look extremely messy. Just a text note with template is fine. I left the one image in case we needed to refer to it later as proof that this bug occurs.

-HD3 Sig 22:11, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Okay, done. DaBarkspawn (talk) 21:13, November 20, 2014 (UTC)

Where are they?! Edit

I've been trying to figure out how to find the promotional weapons but I just can't seem to find them in the video as I should... any idea at which point I could find it? Sure I have some time to make go away before DAI's release but it's driving me nuts. --Margerard 03:06, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Duh sorry, just realized that I've been doing it wrong. --Margerard 03:36, November 18, 2014 (UTC)
Har har, glad to hear you solved it!

-HD3 Sig 04:33, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Iron Bull editor Edit

Hey HD3, there's an anonymous user who keeps changing Bull's sexuality to Homosexual. This guy either hasn't seen the reference from Patrick Weekes which states Bull is Pansexual, or he's doing it to vandalize. Maybe you and the other admins can keep an eye on this, seems vandals are about this morning. DeakialSig1 09:46, November 19, 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism on DA:I pageEdit

Hello HD3, I've noticed a persistent vandal on the Dragon Age: Inquisition page. One user also, added a paragraph about the game not featuring a developer console and cheats. I wasn't certain about the relevance of this information, as it was written in seemingly derisive manner. Given the large amount of vandalism, I've chosen to revert everything to Kelcat's last revision. (Formal mode off) Saba0th (talk) 12:51, November 20, 2014 (UTC)

You made the right call, I'll look into this immediately.

-HD3 Sig 00:30, November 21, 2014 (UTC)

Chat Edit

Hey if you're around can you hop on chat? -- tierrie talk contr 04:02, November 21, 2014 (UTC)

Credits Edit

Hey, HD3. Did the manual that came with Inquisition include a list of credits? It'd be great if we could fill out the voice actors article. --Kelcat Talk 03:42, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

No sadly. There is an online manual but it doesn't have a credits. Think we'll just have to wait until someone does a video of a playthrough and use the credits list then.

-HD3 Sig 03:47, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

Maybe IMDB [5] can help? DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:05, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
IMDb can be helpful, but it's not always reliable. It'd be best to have a source straight from BioWare, that way we can be completely accurate. --Kelcat Talk 04:16, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
I guess. Seems to me that a fairly reliable, but not 100% right list is a better starting point to be refined later than no list at all. DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:24, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, we already have Voice cast (Inquisition) which lists the main voice cast and is a good starting point. I'm sure we'll have it fleshed out soon. --Kelcat Talk 04:27, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism complaint Edit

[6] and [7] are vandalizing the Sera page (Sports72Xtrm (talk) 13:23, November 25, 2014 (UTC))

That was one determined sack of crap but it looks like everything has been reverted. A reign that looks short even next to Karl Dönitz. I think we got everything. Let me know if you spot anything that was missed and feel free to revert it to pre-vandalism state. Good work.

-HD3 Sig 13:51, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

Sorry to bug you. I was on the Dorian page when I noticed what I think is vandalisim in the trivia section. (Darion Cousland (talk) 14:19, November 25, 2014 (UTC))

No problem. Yes we're aware of it. We're in the midst of very very minor vandalism spat right now. Someone has discovered cycling IP addresses. Its kind of fun actually. Like whack a mole. Spot a vandal, throw a block. Anyway, have reverted the vandalism in question you mentioned. If you spot any other bits of vandalism that got through, report them to either myself or Kelcat or one of the other admins.

-HD3 Sig 14:28, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Hiya, just wanted to let you know that the vandalism on Cole's page hasn't been reverted yet, just in case you didn't notice. 85.224.70.36 (talk) 14:56, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Missed that sorry. Fixed it I think. Was there any other vandalism that slipped through?

-HD3 Sig 14:59, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Another vandal http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/78.102.165.3 --Dezerto (talk) 15:20, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

The Kindly Knight Edit

I think something happened when you moved this page as, at least for me (Win7/Chrome), the ToC no longer shows on the page. DaBarkspawn (talk) 14:53, November 26, 2014 (UTC)

I got the same thing on a couple of other articles on firefox but when I logged into my account it started working again. Try emptying your history and cache etc. and maybe a different browser.

-HD3 Sig 00:40, November 27, 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. Same result on a completely different computer for both Win7/Chrome and Win7/FF, logged in or not, even with shift-reload. DaBarkspawn (talk) 15:55, November 27, 2014 (UTC)

Deleted User Image Edit

You recently deleted a picture I uploaded to photos. This picture was a face picture of a player character I created in DAO. Please give reason. Since it contained no nudity or had no defaming words attached. I'm new here so a reason would be appreciated for future knowledge. The photo in question is attached. Thank you. Master Saygo --Mastersaygo (talk) 23:20, November 27, 2014 (UTC)

It only got deleted because it wasn't displayed on any page, including your user page. Unused images get deleted. If you put the image on your user profile page, it won't get deleted again obviously.

-HD3 Sig 00:00, November 28, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for reply; will upload to user page then post. As I stated, new to posting. Do not wish to offend anyone nor break rules. Lesson 1 completed. :) Mastersaygo (talk) 19:04, November 29, 2014 (UTC)

Troll/vandal Edit

Hey, this guy keeps coming back and I can ban him only from the chat but he is vandalizing pages. Is there any way to try and ban him permanently by IP? --Margerard 04:49, December 3, 2014 (UTC)

Was actually working on this just now Smiley. If I did the settings right this time, the IP should be auto-blocked from now on. --Kelcat Talk 04:54, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for handling that Kelcat

-HD3 Sig 11:20, December 3, 2014 (UTC)

Case The Uprising.png Edit

Not sure how to rename this. While it's the correct image for The Uprising, Case: the Uprising uses a crystal ball lookin' thing.

Also, I've split out The Dowager's Decline and Case: the Dowager's Decline, and am in the process of doing the same for The Uprising and The Dashing Outlaw Strikes Again. Making the appropriate changes to the list of cards. --CodeDeepBlue (talk) 07:28, December 4, 2014 (UTC)

Have renamed the image.

-HD3 Sig 07:41, December 4, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Always a pleasure working with you. Let me know if there's anything I should be doing. =) --CodeDeepBlue (talk) 07:45, December 4, 2014 (UTC)
Just keep up the great work expanding and improving the Last Court articles!

-HD3 Sig 07:47, December 4, 2014 (UTC)

In general, why change the .png file names from what they download from Last Court as? I keep going to upload missing pictures, and get a warning that HD3 already deleted an identical image with the same name.--CodeDeepBlue (talk) 20:28, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Oh yeah that was an old user, who uploaded a lot of last court images under confusing or inaccurate names. A good rule of thumb is to to check the

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Dragon_Age:_The_Last_Court_images and ensure you tag any images you upload with that category tag. If the image you're trying to upload doesn't appear in that category tag, we probably don't have that image, so just rename it to something similar and upload it, then tag it. -HD3 Sig 08:21, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

TLC quest icons and smth else Edit

Hey there! I am feeling a bit uncomfortable with using DAO quest icons for TLC quests. Perhaps we could find another TLC-related icon to use instead? Furthermore, I am thinking to move the DA2 concept arts of the three races (human, elf, dwarf) to a central position on the article (instead of being right). What do you think? Viktoria Landers 09:52, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the concept art, I don't really mind. I think its fine where it is but I am also fine with it being moved to center.

As for The Last Court quest Icons, I envisioned that as more of a place holder icon. Although since there is no real equivalent in The Last Court, I think its perfectly acceptable to keep using it. If you want to replace it, I think we should use the a mini icon version of the back of the cards (with the orlesian mask) for the quests, except for quests from the Divine's feast deck, which I we can use
Chantry heraldry DA2
this version of the chantry sunburst for, since thats what is on the back of the Divine Feast Cards. Thoughts?

-HD3 Sig 10:16, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

That's a great idea! Could you send me those two images in order to process and use them? Viktoria Landers 10:36, December 6, 2014 (UTC)
Sure, you just want me to post them on your talk page or e-mail them to you or....?

-HD3 Sig 10:43, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

You can send them via skype. It should be the easiest way. Viktoria Landers 10:46, December 6, 2014 (UTC)
Ok sent.

-HD3 Sig 10:48, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

Project: Dwarves Edit

We're nearing completion and we need you. Some hints:

  • Exact number of enemies in each location, exact difficulty of traps, chests and locks too.
  • Addition of images (screenshots) wherever needed.
  • As a general rule a completed page has all the info it needs & the info is presented the way it should be.
───────

Pages:

  • The Deep Roads Expedition
  • Last of His Line
  • Fool's Gold (see also DA2 Official Guide, page 78)
  • Finding Nathaniel + create a page about the location of Nathaniel
  • Varric's personal quests (including the Mark of the Assassin one)
  • Deep Roads (Dragon Age II)
  • A page about "Back Alley (Dragon Age II)" which is Dougal Gavorn's encounter, if his offer is accepted and Hawke after the expedition refuses to pay his extortion. (Furthermore, perhaps we should add also that info in "The Deep Roads Expedition" page? Dunno were it belongs)

Viktoria Landers 11:29, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

Palace concept art Edit

Yes. Because in the artbook thi image was in Val Roueaux section.

Ok fair enough. -HD3 Sig 07:53, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

This game... Edit

This game is killing me!!!! I'm going to be an old, old woman before I even finish the side quests! Tonguesmiley --Kelcat Talk 08:29, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

What an age we live in where a game is TOO MUCH value for money and has too much content. You'll excuse me if I sit here and seethe in jealousy since I can't even start my playthrough yet. Glad to hear you're having fun yet. Remember to not just mill around in the Hinterlands and go out and explore the world.

-HD3 Sig 08:37, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

Maric's Blade Edit

Do you have the exact page number in The Calling where it states that Maric offered to return the blade to the dwarves? It will save much time searching the whole book for it :-P Viktoria Landers 11:42, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

No sorry. I know its after they enter the Deep roads. They discuss it when Maric first draws the sword when the Grey Wardens are around I think.

-HD3 Sig 11:48, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

DA:I Crest Images Starter Edit

Dragon Age CCAEdit

Hi HD3,

I was hoping to ask a favor from you in regards to the Community Choice Awards that we will be doing for Dragon Age Inquisition. We are looking for 6 categories for community members to vote on. Since I have yet to play the game, I was hoping you would be able to suggest some categories that would be appropriate/relevant.

For an example/clarification, click here.

Thanks for any advice and help,

Knakveey (talk) 00:11, December 9, 2014 (UTC)Knakveey

  • Best Character
  • Best Location

That's all I can think of sorry. -HD3 Sig 07:27, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

My Thanks Edit

Many thanks for helping deal with that troll this morning. I was kind of expecting it, so I'm glad you were around! --Kelcat Talk 00:14, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I've contacted Wikia Staff about it and kicked it upstairs, so hopefully they'll deal with the problem for good and we won't have to waste another thought on it.

-HD3 Sig 00:22, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

The vandal is on chat Edit

The stalker is back, this time as User: Uump, Marge isn't up, or at least, she's afk and unavailable. If you get this, please help us deal with this. --CrackFoxJunior 00:45, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

I'll go ahead and take care of it, since I'm around. Thanks. --Kelcat Talk 01:07, December 10, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for handling that Kelcat. I have lodged a follow up on the wikia general staff thread.

-HD3 Sig 03:33, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Help HD3, the stalker (or their accomplice, that's possible too) is back, creating dummy accounts and pages on the Wiki. Saba0th (talk) 18:51, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Just adding here that I called in for one of the Help:VSTF guys, Dragon Rainbow, and the vandal is dealt with - for the moment. --Margerard 19:16, December 10, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Marge. I'll leave a note on Kelcat's talk page. Saba0th (talk) 19:30, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Collector's edition dlc Edit

Hey, you got that steelbook collectors edition of Inquisition, right? If so, once you're up and playing, can you verify what the heck this is supposed to be: Inqusitor's Edition Multiplayer Items In Game Content? Also, see if Amulet and Ring of Master Studies is included, because rumor is that they were only available in the collector's edition. Thanks! --Kelcat Talk 23:31, December 13, 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take care of it.

-HD3 Sig 01:58, December 14, 2014 (UTC)

Chat moderators Edit

HD3, I noticed that you changed user rights for NutMeg29. It is good that you are taking a proactive approach to the problem but keep in mind that changing user rights is something that is discussed with the rest of the team. In the future, please loop in the rest of the team (afterwards) if you encounter a situation where you need to temporarily deputize someone. Remember, we spend varying amount of time and we may not know why something was done. By providing that information, another administrator will be able to help back you up and also understand the reasoning behind setting a precedence. -- tierrie talk contr 22:15, December 14, 2014 (UTC)

I thought I did message you regarding precisely that on chat, several times if memory serves. And also I asked Marge to pass that information along also.

-HD3 Sig 04:12, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

Chat is an unreliable medium for keeping track of these things. It is not persistant and private messages are not an open medium. Could you please reiterate the circumstances and your rationale? Without understanding the context, it seems to an onlooker that you have just recently been made an administrator and you are already making unilateral changes to user privileges. I want to avoid any misunderstanding if possible. -- tierrie talk contr 21:44, December 16, 2014 (UTC)

Come back! Edit

Because I have something for you. Viktoria Landers 07:27, December 16, 2014 (UTC)

I have left two messages in skype (The Last Court related). One in your channel, the other in the wiki chat. Viktoria Landers 17:58, December 16, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with you about the portrait of the dowager artwork given the partial cross pollenation of artwork across the series, I think that can be safely removed from the trivia section.

-HD3 Sig 22:27, December 16, 2014 (UTC)

Done and done! Smiley Viktoria Landers 22:29, December 16, 2014 (UTC)

The Last Court Edit

I added the quest icons in all the gameplay pages. Now only the updated quest icon remains. While doing this whole update I also made several important fixes as well as in the main card page. Moreover, I've left you a message in skype. Viktoria Landers 11:00, December 20, 2014 (UTC)

Looks good so far! Can't wait to see the new icon!

-HD3 Sig 11:11, December 20, 2014 (UTC)

Celene Valmont I Edit

A user named Alexsau1991 is trying to move the Celene Valmont I page back to the Celene I title. It has been less than a week since you moved the page to the current title, is another title change discussion allowed so soon?184.57.236.69 (talk) 22:52, December 20, 2014 (UTC)

Honestly there isn't really a precedent, it doesn't happen very often.

-HD3 Sig 01:27, December 21, 2014 (UTC)

Blockquote Edit

I have added <blockquote> in the "Description" paragraph of some TLC gameplay pages. As you edit around the gameplay pages, please spread that code in the rest of the pages. Thanks!

And a little gift from Vik:

Viktoria Landers 13:12, December 24, 2014 (UTC)

Not vandalism, but … Edit

Hi. Just stumbled over some recent changes by a wikia user. I am not sure if that all should be reverted, but I tend to. At least the style isn't correct, but I like to have some other pair of eyes to evaluate the given information, so to decide whether it should be undone or "simply" changed. -- CompleCCity (talk) 14:38, December 25, 2014 (UTC)

Removing a page Edit

I have unknowingly created a page that already existed (that being The Hissing Wastes and I posted Hissing Wastes). In my defense the Dragon Age: Inquisition beforehand did not list a link to the page, so assumed it wasnt made. Please remove the one I made, my intention was not to make a copy of a page :( --Tesla Effect (talk) 02:22, December 29, 2014 (UTC)

Ok handled.

-HD3 Sig 06:53, December 29, 2014 (UTC)

Venatori heraldry Edit

Hello HD3, the Venatori image, thanks to the invaluable help of Marge is done. {{icon|venatori|big}} should do the trick. In other news I am taking a break from the wiki as I feel I've been burned out. Will stick around though the coming days in order to wrap up any outstanding business. See ya around! Viktoria Landers 14:19, January 6, 2015 (UTC)

Tremendous, look great. Thanks Viktoria

-HD3 Sig 14:31, January 6, 2015 (UTC)

Input requested Edit

Hey, HD3! Was wondering if you'd be able to give some input on this forum, regarding the naming of location articles. Thanks! --Kelcat Talk 22:43, January 7, 2015 (UTC)

Suggested Undo Edit

The following changeset http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Anders?s=wldiff&diff=0&oldid=656103 consists only of someone changing " Anders' " to " Anders's " which is not grammatically correct in English. I suggest an admin undo it. I'd do it but I don't want to start an undo war. DaBarkspawn (talk) 15:55, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

Firstly, this is grammatically correct (both forms are correct in this case). Secondly, this is the spelling used in the game. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 19:02, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

DA:I Sellable Valuables Edit

Good evening,

A Dragon Age: Inquisition category for "Valuables which can be sold without ill effect" would be very useful and cut through a lot of the confusion generated by other websites. I would be happy to add the category where required, however I feel it should be greenlit first (especially because I don't know how to word or format it!).

Thank you for your consideration, and nice to meet you! --ALC Shmoo92 (talk) 02:16, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

Actually that's not a bad idea. I would imagine there are too many items for a category for "Valuables which can be sold without ill effect" but a category for valuables that should not be sold for such reasons would be much more manageable and have the same effect. Regardless, the best way to go about it would be to start a forum thread under the wiki section proposing it, and maybe post a message linking to the topic on the talk pages of admins and regular contributors. Great idea though in principle, look forward to reading the topic thread.

-HD3 Sig 12:49, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

I'll go put that in the ego jar, thank you! I've posted it here Forum:DA:I Category: Valuables which should not be sold (I don't know how you feel about naming names); now, to the admin page!
--ALC Shmoo92 (talk) 15:54, January 29, 2015 (UTC)


Abusive chatmod and wrongful ban from the chat Edit

Hello. I'm new on this wiki and decided to join the chat and talk to the users here, not knowing what to expect. My expectations were not too high, but I certainly didn't expect this kind of treatment.

Firstly, I would like to point out that these are screenshots from the Main Chat, posted just moments after being banned for no reason by the chatmod Margerard (who I think is one of the worst mods I've seen on wikia). Like I said, I got into chat and the first comment I made was immediately met with hostility by two users, Jaeha and EzzyD.

Rude1
Rude2

After this initial wave of hostility and outright rudeness by these two, the mod Margerard chose to intervene and went on to support the rudeness by exclusively warning me, after a long back and of forth of nothing but pure bias. Mods are supposed to be impartial, but it's obvious in this case that Margerard is not very competent as a chatmod and immediately showed bias towards the regular users, probably due to friendly relations with them. They even went on to sarcastically tell me I should "take some time off" before banning me for 3 days, because of being treated with hostility, as if it was somehow me who was the problem. Pretty pathetic display for a mod, I have to say.

Rude3
Rude4

Taking all this into account, I'd like to ask two questions and make two requests. First off, why is Margerard a moderator when it's obvious that this person is terrible at being impartial and having a good judgement/assuming good faith/being welcoming to new users. Secondly, why are the users in chat so rude? I reckon it's probably due to them knowing they will have Margerard's support no matter what they do, so it's pretty clear to me that they're not worried about any repercussions. My request is for the ban that was placed on me to be lifted, as I have proven that it was definitely not deserved at all. I would ask for Margerard's demotion as well. Thanks. TRedfield (talk) 21:43, February 7, 2015 (UTC)

Red Templar Knight Edit

Hey! I noticed on the Red templars page, the image captioned as Red Templar Knight is actually of Carroll. Is he the only Red Templar Knight in the game? I was thinking if not, that we could maybe use an image of a generic Red Templar Knight in addition to Carroll. --Kelcat Talk 00:07, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

He isn't but Carroll does use the same model as all other Red Templar Knights. I also used an image of Knight-Captain Denam as a behemoth for the behemoth article. I am happy to get an image of a generically named Red Templar Knight and Behemoth in game though (the purist in me actually prefers that option, but i wanted to get all the venatori types first so the carroll and denam images were more placeholders than anything.)

-HD3 Sig 09:39, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

vandalism Edit

User:Kelcat_is_stupid creates empty pages called by numbers. I suspect vandalism.Andrzej.lewinski.351 (talk) 11:35, February 11, 2015 (UTC)

Recent Comment Thread Edit

I don't want to get a reputation as someone who complains about nothing but User:Diain is really stepping over the line on this comment thread, calling people idiots. I think this warrants an admin's intervention.

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Wsowen02/Dragon_Age:_Inquisition_is_BioWare%27s_most_successful_launch_in_its_history_UPDATE_2:_Based_on_Units_Sold#comm-157805 -Damnyourtorturedlogic (talk) 16:45, February 12, 2015 (UTC) Just to make it easier, the post above was made by Damnyourtorturedlogic, but it seems the page layout is getting screwed up. He feels it is abusive to call people idiots when they have a history of making sarcastic and antagonistic posts without provocation. He also feels like one anonymous IP who recently got banned for hacking into an account you know of, that picking a fight and then going to admins is a good idea. Diain (talk) 20:20, February 12, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, I can read for myself.

-HD3 Sig 23:16, February 12, 2015 (UTC)

Red Templar Banner photoshop request Edit

Hey, hope you don't mind, but I saw you requested someone play about with the Red Templar banner, and give it a bit of a clean up. And some flare. Thought I'd give it a go.

110px

DeakialSig1 17:02, February 13, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah a significant improvement, thanks AC.

-HD3 Sig 07:03, February 14, 2015 (UTC)

Chat appointment Edit

I would like to briefly see you in chat. Could you leave me a message if/when you're available? Thanks for your time. Elseweyr talkstalk 20 Feb 2015, 15:00:50 (UTC)

Admins contacted to review the ban Edit

I would like to inquire who all were the admins you sent a message to regarding my request about reviewing the ban you had handed out to me. Diain (talk) 21:50, February 21, 2015 (UTC)

That would be Loleil, as Kelcat and Tierrie had both stated they were taking a sabbatical at the time, and Loleil was the most recently active. I apologize she does not seem to have responded as promptly as we both would have liked. If you prefer, I would be happy to provide you with an image of the e-mail showing the time stamp and content.

-HD3 Sig 02:20, February 22, 2015 (UTC)

That won't be necessary, thanks. Diain (talk) 05:55, February 22, 2015 (UTC)

Opinion Edit

Hey! I'm working on a Dialogue Wheel article for Inquisition and I want to get your opinion on the look of it. I'm tinkering with it in my sandbox here (I've only done the first few, so ignore the DA2 ones still there). What do you think of the icon sizes? Too big or small? What about the color of the description? On the DA2 one it was pretty easy to color-code them, but I'm not so sure it'd be that straightforward with the Inquisition one. I'm veering towards just keeping them the standard white. --Kelcat Talk 22:06, February 28, 2015 (UTC)

Looks pretty good. Maybe slightly smaller icons.

-HD3 Sig 06:46, March 7, 2015 (UTC)

TLC stuff Edit

I've got the last of TLC data piled up. Would be great if I could do it while you're present (wiki chat) in order to check that we've not forgotten anything. Viktoria Landers 16:18, March 3, 2015 (UTC)

Sure we can go over it this weekend if that works for you.

-HD3 Sig 23:07, March 3, 2015 (UTC)

Individual Abilities Edit

hi there, do you think should each ability have its own unique page? WhisperingElf (talk) 23:39, March 7, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

Hello. Our policy so far has always been to have an individual article for each ability. Primarily this is to allow us to include an image of the ability in use and to give us plenty of space for notes, bugs, additional information etc. On a single skill layout page that would get very cluttered, very quickly.

-HD3 Sig 23:42, March 7, 2015 (UTC)

Just as added encouragement to do this, I just wrote up the Combos (Inquisition) page and would have loved to have pages for each ability with categories for disablers and detonators. DaBarkspawn (talk) 22:32, March 8, 2015 (UTC)

Fear of argument Edit

Doesn't SilverWarden start to be violent on this forum [[8]]?Andrzej.lewinski.351 (talk) 09:47, March 8, 2015 (UTC)

That sounds like something FirstDrellSpectre would have said. I am wondering HD3, have the admins checked whether Andrzej's IP is similar to FirstDrellSpectre's?

Also can you please delete the redirect tiled "The Abbess' Anger" ?Viktoria Landers 10:10, March 9, 2015 (UTC)

Also, this sounds like someone who is trying to hard to get someone whosdoes not agree with him banned... I may discuss a lto with Silver Warden but for me he seems to be anything but a trouble maker.

Also, if this is FDS he has changed and has avoided a lot of fighting --DaveManiac3 21:40, March 9, 2015 (UTC)

I see nothing wrong with the thread, having jumped in and participated a bit. The conversation seems passionate, but civil. Silver Warden may say they hate Vivienne, that's okay with me as she's a fictional character in a game. There's no sign that they've directed that hatred at the real humans who are fellow participants in the forum. DaBarkspawn (talk) 22:07, March 9, 2015 (UTC)

Missing TLC page Edit

Hey HD3. I have just realized that we are mission one Market Day quest page on the wiki. I am referring in the one that a Seeker visits the Marquis of Serault and tells them a secret about the Divine on the condition to use it to her when she visits Serault. Viktoria Landers 00:27, March 13, 2015 (UTC)

[[9]]

-HD3 Sig 07:24, March 13, 2015 (UTC)

Inquisition: Mortalitasi War Table mission Edit

As requested; the information on the mortalitasi war table mission.

Revere

File:Revere.png


I was saddened to hear that we lost a party of Inquisition soldiers in combat with the Venatori. As I understand it, the Venatori now pose a significant threat to the area. Our soldiers' deaths will not be the last.

The Venatori will expect retaliation -- but not from those already felled. I could send a few apprentices to the field, in secret. If we lure the Venatori out, the soldiers' physical bodies may complete the task. Why let the Venatori claim more lives? We need not allow them that.

Viuus Anaxas.


Josephine: (pass)

Leliana: I do not like this... but if it prevents more deaths, maybe we should consider Viuus' plan.

Cullen: Absolutely not. I can accept that necromancy is not blood magic, but we cannot do this to our soldiers. They're not even Nevarran.


Josephine: (pass)

Leliana: Our work is done. The Venatori who took our soldiers will claim no more lives. At Sister Leliana's request, the soldiers' bodies were granted a proper cremation, in accordance with Southern Andrastian traditions. Viuus Anaxas. Reward: Magister staff blade.

Cullen: I understand we lost more soldiers, but the Venatori threat has been removed. The Commander has ensured that the soldiers received a proper cremation, in accordance with Southern Andrastian traditions. A pity the respect shown must be so narrow. Viuus Anaxas. Reward: 30 Influence.

Seshet (talk) 07:41, March 14, 2015 (UTC)


Completion times: Leliana: 2:24:00 Cullen: 3:12:00 Leliana has 4 agents Cullen has 4 agents

Will you want me to pick up the Magister staff blade so I can provide the stats on that?

Seshet (talk) 02:29, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Sweet. Thanks for the time info seshet. We seem to already have the stats for the magister staff blade so I think we're good.

-HD3 Sig 02:37, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

You're more than welcome. Seshet (talk) 18:29, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Vandal: Liquid Hands Edit

Dear HD3,

We have a problem on our hands. A user by the name of Liquid Hands went about and changed DA:O and DA:I's pages to vandalize them severely, cursing and putting some pictures that shouldn't be there on those pages. I can't rename the pages since I don't know how to, but I reverted a few of their edits. Still, thought you should know.

--173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:05, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

And he's still at it. I'm trying to counter, but I still don't know how to rename the pages. --173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:12, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

And Kelcat dealt with the issue. So I guess all we need to do is clean up the damage. Thanks anyways. Goodnight! --173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:23, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping an eye out for us. We appreciate it.

-HD3 Sig 07:24, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. Well, I'm out. Goodnight. :) --173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:24, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

High five! Edit

We are awesome Icon wink Looks like it was a Lord Winthrop sock so I changed it to an infinite ban. --Kelcat Talk 07:36, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, and he's down for the count. For now, anyways. I don't know who this Lord Winthrop guy is but I'll keep a lookout. After all, that's what Grey Wardens do. --173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:49, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

He is Lord Winthrop, he admitted to it on the Zelda Wiki, i'm trying to get a hold of their admins, Good catch everyone. --"theGroundworkGuy 07:57, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

And he seemed to have a bone to pick with Margerard if the first edit was any indication. Could someone fill me in on what exactly went on between those two to warrant such a response, please? And you're welcome. Glad I could help. --173.58.100.7 (talk) 07:59, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Rao's sockpupet Edit

Hey man, just wanted to know how did you know it was Raoniluna on that sockpuppet (191.248.69.167) 'cus I tried to validate it against the previous IP used by her and it wasn't the same... was gonna report it and since it didn't match I did nothing. This is for future reference --DaveManiac3 20:09, March 17, 2015 (UTC)

Ah I see the problem. The thing is there are so many IP altering/masking programs, etc. and raonliuna had already admitted to using them and other sockpuppet accounts so the IP can shift pretty rapidly.

-HD3 Sig

Cool bro, thanks.--DaveManiac3 21:34, March 17, 2015 (UTC)

think 187.114.26.153 is another sock puppet ¬¬ jesus does she ever learn?--DaveManiac3 14:22, March 19, 2015 (UTC)

Hmm, you got a link?

-HD3 Sig 21:04, March 19, 2015 (UTC)

Inquisition Abilities Category Edit

Hey HD3! Cassandra Pentaghast and Belinda Darrow wound up in the Inquisition abilities category page and I can't seem to fix it via edit mode. Any ideas? --FenrirSmallKeladin Storm 21:55, March 19, 2015 (UTC)

Multi-player Items/Armor Edit

hi there! i saw that you had done a lot of work adding multiplayer items, so if you haven't found this already this might be a lot of help in future. it's a spreadsheet documenting everything so far that also has pictures/links to screengrab-able video. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mjiy-pKF6YbBavpwMhOFO7Vvp-KxY-DcVVFbv7aWfhI/pubhtml# --WhisperingElf (talk) 21:29, March 20, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

That does look handy, thank you for pointing it out.

-HD3 Sig 22:58, March 20, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer armor Edit

Looks good! I adjusted a few of the links in the main sentence, and added a link to it on the Armor disambiguation page. --Kelcat Talk 05:36, March 25, 2015 (UTC)

A question Edit

  • Wookieepedia has a feature on it's watchlist and recent changes page that will make them periodically update automatically. Does the Dragon Age wiki have this feature? 18px OLIOSTER (talk) 01:19, March 26, 2015 (UTC)

Is this a reliable source? Edit

I read on this page http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/DragonAgeInquisition about some cut content but is this a reliable source? If it is I can add it to Cut content as I already added about Cole. Tell me, does it deserve any credit?Andrzej.lewinski.351 (talk) 09:30, March 26, 2015 (UTC)

Temple of Sacred Ashes Edit

Hey, HD3. Right now Temple of Sacred Ashes redirects to Ruined Temple. I'm wondering if we should change that redirect into a fully-fledged article about the temple since it was rebuilt and the conclave was held there. The only thing I'm not sure about is that its background and history would be pretty much identical to what's on the Ruined Temple article. Thoughts? --Kelcat Talk 01:33, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

I think we should keep it as a re-direct, given they make it clear they incorporated the original temple structure into the refurbishment of the Temple.

-HD3 Sig 01:47, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Fair enough. Do we know specifically when it was restored? --Kelcat Talk 05:21, March 29, 2015 (UTC)
There's a codex entry of justinia's personal rumination on the need to restore the temple and Haven, I don't know if it has a date but I'd start there.

-HD3 Sig 05:28, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Maddox HoDA Edit

Hi HD3, I just take a screenshot of the images from HoDA and crop the picture to size. --Xsari (Talk) 23:34, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

I've noticed they usually promote two characters a week, a primary character which they also show on Facebook (Blackwall, Alexius etc) and a secondary character (Stroud, Maddox etc). Sometimes a tertiary epic character as well (Florianne, Templar Samson etc) but they are usually too small to get a decent quality image from. I'll try to get the secondary/tertiary ones when there are new ones, I just assumed they were all shown on Facebook before. The annoying thing is they don't seem to be available anywhere else. --Xsari (Talk) 09:02, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Photoshop request Edit

Hey HD3,

these ones were a bit challenging, especially the whispers behind the throne one. I've done what I can anyway.

DeakialSig1 18:48, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

Saves Edit

https://www.dropbox.com/s/30h02dsrplg8i4o/Serena.zip?dl=0

Just delete this link when you got the saves. Teyx (talk) 12:29, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

Signature Edit

Hi! Would you be able to adjust your signature so it sits in-line with your comments? It's sort of throwing of the formatting of talk/forum pages as it is now. Thanks! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 22:07, April 2, 2015 (UTC)

While I have no objection to doing that, I honestly don't know how to do so. My signature was made by margerard for me. This stuff is rather beyond my remit.

-HD3 Sig 23:34, April 2, 2015 (UTC)

I can make some changes if you like. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 23:40, April 2, 2015 (UTC)
If you can make it fit properly, by all means, feel free.

-HD3 Sig 23:41, April 2, 2015 (UTC)

Alright, I've updated the style for you. I had fun trying to find that font! I also added a link to your talk page if you'd like to have that there. You might want to also check that the custom signature box in your user preferences reads {{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}}. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 00:15, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
I can see that your signature is still not displaying correctly. Can you confirm that you're following the guidelines set out on Help:How-To Create A Custom Signature? Thanks. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 08:32, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
How ya like me now? -{{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}}. 08:40, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Almost! I made a little tweak, so try again? Friendship smallLoleil Talk 09:41, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
-{{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}}. 09:42, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
I don't think its working.-{{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}}. 09:45, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Hmm, everything looks good on the front end. Do you have the "I want to use wikitext in my signature" box checked? Friendship smallLoleil Talk 10:05, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Aye.-{{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}}. 10:12, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see what's going on. I haven't capitalized the i from include in my siginclude, but it looks like Marge did for you. So you'll just need to change {{SUBST:User:HD3/Siginclude}} to {{User:HD3/SigInclude}}. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 10:19, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Much better. -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk). 10:20, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Just made a correction to above reply. It needs to be SigInclude so pages don't have the raw code, but we're almost there. Icon wink Friendship smallLoleil Talk 10:30, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Now it isn't working again.-{{SUBST:User:HD3/SigInclude}} 10:43, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
The nowiki tags were just for readability. They should never be used in code you want to show up. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 10:48, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Today I got skill tree images for every skill set in Dragon Age Inquisition, half the skill trees in DA2, coded, integrated and tagged all those files. That as less effort than getting this sig changed. But it looks like we have success at last.-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:50, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Grey Warden War Table Quest BannerEdit

Ah ok, well I'm currently on the wardens exiled quest-line in my playthrough and for that the banners are the darkspawn ones. I can't remember exactly which banner was used for the allied wardens, thought it was the same, so if I'm wrong it should be changed. --Xsari (Talk) 09:32, April 6, 2015 (UTC)

No sweat, we just need to make sure the darkspawn banner is on the exiled version of the war table operations and the grey warden banner on the non-exiled ones

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 09:43, April 6, 2015 (UTC)

Zither Edit

Any particular reason for removing the delete nomination without comment? --Kelcat Talk 02:19, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

I was just about to e-mail you on that but you were too fast for me. Primarily my thinking was you tagged it for deletion because Zither doesn't exist. Which is not true. So I thought i'd remove the deletion nomination. Unless you've got another reason for deleting the article.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 02:44, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

He's seriously real?? I was certain BioWare was just having us on, what with those abilities, and I hadn't seen anything else on it since then. --Kelcat Talk 03:01, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Oh Kelcat. I am sure the Zither! looking glass goes even deeper. Especially with the abilities.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 03:04, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Well, at least his starting weapon isn't an air guitar. --Kelcat Talk 03:58, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Something we can all be grateful for. I'm kind of sad he doesn't get a companion quest though. I'd love to see him confront his Templar manager, Alfonse

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:26, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

I wonder if he's not an Easter Egg reference to Zither of Discord DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:28, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Ask the writers? Mike Laidlaw worked on jade empire, maybe start there

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:29, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Pardon my naivete, but I wouldn't have the first idea how to contact him. DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:32, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
I think he's on twitter or something

-04:34, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

I've read online he is real, just that his abilities were exaggerated for April Fools. It's a new multiplayer DLC coming soon also featuring Isabela and the Sky Watcher. It was leaked by someone so Bioware did the April Fools joke to make everyone think it's not real. Those in game pictures of them were definitely real but deleted due to being leaked. --Xsari (Talk) 11:26, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Or were they just photoshopped and thats what they want us to think?!?!?!

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 12:14, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Heroes of Dragon Age ImagesEdit

Usually I would agree but I just thought the newer image looked cooler with the glowing red lyrium effects. There's two versions of Samson, the new image representing the 2 star more powerful version. --Xsari (Talk) 08:29, April 10, 2015 (UTC)

I suppose we could try and get the best of both worlds and see if we can use the second image with the glowing red lyrium effects and photoshop out the stat markers.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 08:43, April 10, 2015 (UTC)

Thats a good idea asking AC if he could help. --Xsari (Talk) 19:46, April 10, 2015 (UTC)
It's no trouble, happy to help. I agree it is surprising, maybe when another Orleisian event comes around he'll be added. Also there needs to be a legendary Red Lyrium Corypheus added given his importance in Inquisition, most likely 3 star I think. --Xsari (Talk) 01:48, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

Image categories Edit

Hey! I noticed we've got a crapload (aka ~500) of images that aren't categorized. If you ever have time, I'd love a bit of extra help with it! http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:UncategorizedFiles --Kelcat Talk 05:36, April 13, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah I am happy to help out when I can. I am incredibly busy right now though.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 09:08, April 13, 2015 (UTC)

Capitalization Edit

Hey! I noticed you've made a few articles capitalising every word, so I just wanted to send you a quick reminder about our capitalization policies in DA:NAME. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 19:05, April 18, 2015 (UTC)

Oh right. Sorry, I am just so used to capitalizing article headers like that I forget. Won't happen again.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:39, April 19, 2015 (UTC)

DAI Tool and DLC Edit

Hi!

My friend used DAI Tool but He have problem with DLC files.

Maybe you know, how extract files from DLC? (Yes, he bought DLC).

Vandalism Edit

User:DragonAgeFreek0809 has been editing the Leliana and Elf-blooded articles with unfounded information and recently published an article called Sabina. He most recently messed around with the Zevran Arainai page. Can you look into it, please?

Profile deletion Edit

Huh, that looks weird, I thought you'd just empty it but it shows up as a page completely deleted. Sorry, don't mean to be picky but could we just make my profile empty rather than having a "deleted" note on it? Or if you'd like you can remove the lock from it, either is fine by me. --Margerard 03:29, April 28, 2015 (UTC)

Emptied and protected. Is that allright?

-07:19, April 28, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, much better! --Margerard 10:49, April 28, 2015 (UTC)

PSEdit

I really hate arguing and I'm glad we could reach a common ground. I just think the link itself is valuable, not the note as it is. Sorry for making you write such lengthy replies ) Asherinka (talk) 10:35, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

I wasn't aware we were arguing. Disagreeing certainly but that's inevitable when you contrast ideas. But either way, I think preserving the reference, in talk page and as a reference on the article, while removing the actual note should keep everyone happy.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 20:23, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

Nevarra Edit

hey there, I finally got those screenshots of Nevarra for you. here's the imgur galleryhttp://imgur.com/a/jsE0j WhisperingElf (talk) 23:04, April 30, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

Thanks, I'll see if we can get those photoshoped together into a coherent full image. Also thank you for the image galleries you put together for the Tevinter and Elven Ruins.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:05, May 1, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah no problem! I hope the camera mod starts working again so I, and my friend who's too shy to join the wiki, can take pictures of other things. Just started Jaws of Hakkon and by the Creators it's.. gorgeous. WhisperingElf (talk) 15:09, May 1, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

Avvar daily life Edit

based on what I see around Stone-bear hold, could I generalize and say that other Avvar live the same way (such as that the food they all eat is the same) and synthesize that information into a 'daily life' section on the Avvar page? WhisperingElf (talk) 15:06, May 1, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

I would suggest waiting until World of Thedas Vol. 2 is out because that might include just such a thing. If it doesen't though, feel free to do so.

P.S I would just like to remind you, image captions should have the first word capitalized and really should just be a plain descryption of the image or of vital context, not particularly humourous remarks like "Bow....women?"

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:22, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

-wheezes- I shall do that when I get the book, then. As an anthropology student this... is what I do for fun. and if it's better for the wiki, even though we don't use 'bowman' for a female archers academically, it'll be fine here I guess. WhisperingElf (talk) 18:32, May 2, 2015 (UTC)WhisperingElf

Fereldan Castle Edit

Hi! Where did you found Fereldan Castle image from multiplayer?

Fereldan Castle Header

IlidanDA (talk) 08:43, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

It was from some random forum and I thought it might make a good header image. Can't remember the name though.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 09:09, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

Banning a User Edit

Could you come into the chat please to ban a user for this wiki?

Teyx (talk) 16:16, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

Blocked. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 16:43, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer dialogue Edit

Hey! Stumbled across these two videos on youtube while searching for dialogue. Not sure if it's a complete recording of all the banters or not, but I remembered you wanting to create articles listing the MP banter.

Part 1
Part 2
--Kelcat Talk 04:58, May 12, 2015 (UTC)

Sweet. Might need some help transcribing all that though.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:25, May 12, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer ability icons Edit

Just wanted to let you know that BioWare have been awesome enough to provide us with all the ability icons for the new MP characters! I know you've been doing a lot of work with the MP abilities so I wanted to make sure you knew that the icons are are up and awaiting pages. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 00:53, May 16, 2015 (UTC)

Sweet! Wait, what do you mean they provided us with the MP icons? Like, us as in the wiki? They just sent the =m to us? And where are they? Have they been uploaded?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:52, May 16, 2015 (UTC)

Yep! I got the material yesterday, directly from BioWare. They should be all uploaded now and you can find them in Category:Dragon Age: Inquisition ability icons. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:27, May 16, 2015 (UTC)

Isabela Image Edit

Hi HD3, I've been contacted by an Anon saying the close up of Isabela in Inquisition that I uploaded is actually a 3D fan art created by him on tumblr. He's asking for it to be deleted and since I can't can you please? Thanks --Xsari (Talk) 12:16, May 16, 2015 (UTC)

Done.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:44, May 17, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! --Xsari (Talk) 17:16, May 17, 2015 (UTC)

Grande Royeaux Theater Edit

Yoo the theater is really important because the inner activities reflect the political climate of Orlais, and also is important in the Masked Empire, and it's mentioned as a big supplementation to Celene's revival of the arts. The several codex pages about theater show just how much of a barometer the inner happenings are. i'm a little bit miffed because I'm trying to make articles that are... here just look at the diagram http://www.uefap.com/writing/function/crit.htm User:WhisperingElf

If I can step in, I don't think anyone can be blamed for not knowing that this is an important article seeing as how it's practically empty. I have told you before that empty articles created may get nominated for deletion because people don't know they're noteworthy. --Kelcat Talk 18:34, May 21, 2015 (UTC)
my ADD makes it so that I have the attention span of a termite, but I guess that's my own problem. I'll do better. But yeah, over on my page I've amassed a ton of sources and things to process and write an article from. ---WhisperingElf
If once the article is filled out with the codexes etc, I am happy to re-evaluate the deletion nomination, which obviously may no longer be relevant. In future, we can avoid this kind of confusion if you complete the article in its entirety before publishing it, rather than putting up just the outline first, because that just makes it look like its been abandoned.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 23:23, May 21, 2015 (UTC)

I'm wrangling an 8-page paper and two finals rn, but I'll get to it when I can and when I feel like it. ---WhisperingElf

Thanks for fixing my edit on Perks/Historical.

Iron Bull Approval Edit

I was wondering if you could look at my edit on Iron Bull/Approval. I botched the formatting while adding new information. Siltharin (talk) 15:25, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

Your formatting seems fine just stylistic choices aren't consistent with the rest of the article. Rather than using "Q1" or "Q2", try to employ the dot point structure we use for the approval articles in general. Content and format structure looks perfect.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 08:05, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

Re:Lion Image Edit

Hey, did what I could. It was quite difficult to work with such a small image, but I manage to get the background out. May have cause the heraldry canvas to seem a bit off, but hopefully its alright. How's it look?

Valmont Heraldry Alt.

DeakialSig1 23:51, June 15, 2015 (UTC)

Fricking Fantastic! As they say in the colloquial vernacular! Thanks so much AC, now we've got a decent image of the valmont crest at long last

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 05:16, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

telana Edit

do you think Telana is important enough to warrant making a page for her? because we do actually speak to her in one of the quests, and she's mentioned all over the place. ----WhisperingElf

who is that? -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:11, June 21, 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

Hi, I don't know if this has already been clocked, but the front page of the DA wikia seems to have had it's pictures changed to some rather inappropriate ones. I'm assuming it's a case of vandalism, but figured I'd mention it so it can be fixed if no one else has raised it. 2.26.56.136 (talk) 20:42, July 6, 2015 (UTC)Cinn


New DA stuff!Edit

Hey, there's a new Dragon Age comic coming! http://comicsalliance.com/rucka-and-carnero-dragon-age-magekiller-dark-horse/ Thought it might be worth putting in the news and waiting table :) 158.58.250.209 (talk) 19:47, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

[[12]] - already done

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 19:51, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

Information from TWOT Vol. 2 Edit

I was told to share this with you, since you're a regular editor. I read The World of Thedas Volume 2 today, and am surprised how little of its content has showed up on the wiki. Sadly, I do not own the book; I read it in a book store. But I can tell you what I remember. I'm afraid I can't remember the page numbers, so I can't reference them properly, nor do I recall what I read perfectly. But I have the gist of it...

Sten was apparently unusual in more ways than one. The earliest record of him is dated 9:03 Dragon, an report from some Antivan Crows visiting one of the Qunari cities. Seheron, I think? A young Sten was standing guard at the docks, as the Crows tried to bargain with another Qunari. The Crows were disappointed that the Qunari wouldn't budge, but when they turned to left, their leader heard a Qunari say "Silver." And only that, in Sten's way of making it a question and a statement. The leader turned to Sten, mind-boggled. Qunari didn't "volunteer words". Sten wanted something. That was the oddness. He wasn't just a Qunari without horns; he was curious. Sten asked what "Silver" meant in the common tongue, which the leader explained to be a valuable mineral. Sten asked, "Is that all?" The Crow said, "No. The word is also used to describe things made of silver." Sten kept asking questions, apparently of the common language. He was amazed that you could "eye" a ship, dis"arm" her crew, and "leg" off before anyone knew. He asked what separates the noun from the verb and when to use it. I assume that because the Qunari language is so tightly-made, everything has a unique names; unlike in our language, where one word can have multiple meanings.

The second report of him was years later, by a Tevinter spy I think, after a failed military assault on the Qunari's part. Apparently Sten had become very well spoken, fluent in the common language. But then he did something even more odd: He questioned the Arishok's tactics. No Qunari, apparently, does that. The spy who witnessed the conversation couldn't catch it all, but Sten debated that the South could not be taken by force. Otherwise, it would've fallen already. He saw the need to adjust, to adapt; to use subtlety. The spy, a Tevinter, became worried, saying "We don't need the oxmen learning subtlety and cunning." And now Sten is the Arishok...

What does it change? Character background, is all. I noticed it isn't on his page yet. It's a new facet of his personality. It shows that not all Qunari are like Sten, so unusual even to his own people. --Dragonzzilla (talk) 00:59, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

Possible user appeal Edit

Just a warning that Believe It! is now attempting to contact me on multiple wikis trying to get his block lifted. I made it clear that he's to contact other admins if he wants to appeal, so you may be hearing from him. --Kelcat Talk 02:15, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Oh ok, I'd be happy to examine the appeal if you like.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:22, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Two requests Edit

Hey, got a couple requests for you:

A) Would you mind taking a look at the delete nom on The Anchor and weighing in on it? I think it could use more input.

B) Any chance you could get me an image of a Supply Cache?

Thanks, and I hope you are doing well! --Kelcat Talk 02:16, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

"weigh in" on "the anchor"? ICWUDT.  :P DaBarkspawn (talk) 02:26, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
Sure, I can take care of that. In return though, you owe me one ominous favour to be called in when it is narratively convenient.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:16, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

Image uploaded, will take a look at Anchor later

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:37, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks! I will wait with baited breath for your "ominous" request Icon wink --Kelcat Talk 07:01, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
Have thrown in my two cents on the Anchor article. I'll call in my 'favour' when it is....convenient. *Cue lightning and evil laughter*

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:57, July 21, 2015 (UTC)


Stroud Edit

Why Do you change my Stroud image? He plays bigger role in DAI, many players will recognize him.

Because Stroud's appearance in DA:I is conditional, as a general rule they always put the non conditional appearance in the infobox, or in the case of two conditional appearances, whichever one came first. I just moved your image to the Inquisition body section instead.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 08:03, July 26, 2015 (UTC)

Redirect Edit

Hi. I wanted to create a new article for taint by combining the information from Darkspawn#The Taint and Blight#Blight disease, but I can't remove the redirect for some reason. Any tips on how it can be done? Asherinka (talk) 12:02, August 3, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about the late reply, do you still need help with this?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:21, August 4, 2015 (UTC)

Nope, it's working now. I have no idea what happened, I think the wiki was lagging yesterday. Asherinka (talk) 01:42, August 4, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer dialogue Edit

Hello High Seeker, Kelcat recommended I talk to you about setting up dialogue pages for the multiplayer characters. Is that something we ought to do? With the PS4 I can double-tap Share to start recording the minute some dialogue crops up, already added some to ZITHER!'s page but I'm thinking it's better off on pages like we've got for the main companions. RShepard227 (talk) 20:07, August 6, 2015 (UTC)

Two things, first I according to David Gaider, Lord/Lady Seeker is the actual title and High Seeker was just an alternate form of address.
Second, if you want to help me out with the Multiplayer section, I would absolutely love that. Its been pretty much just me writing every article from scratch since release. Regarding the dialogue itself, I've already uploaded to the video section on the wiki here two vids which have recordings of all the Multiplayer Banter, so what we need to convert that to a transcript form. I've been thinking we should set up a /dialogue section for each multiplayer character similar to the companions. So it sounds like we are in agreement mostly.

I guess then we should figure out how to move forward. I personally would favour picking one multiplayer character and getting all their dialogue written up on the corresponding dialogue article and then moving to the next one. I'm open to feedback though if you've got another suggestion? -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:18, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

Also if you're at all interested in helping improve our multiplayer section outside of the dialogue, please feel free to let me know because some additional help would help us get there a lot faster.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:31, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

I think High Seeker fits you better; it sounds classier. Smiley --Kelcat Talk 04:34, August 7, 2015 (UTC)
I do think like the alliteration admittedly.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:52, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

Bann Bullshit (User:B.S.S.T.) and I named you High Seeker Hamlet in the Blooming Hanged Man's Rose way back when, so as not to lump you in with the at the time known two Lord Seekers, both of whom are right pricks. Aldren was his name I believe, and he wasn't a prick.
On to business then. Having /Dialogue pages was the idea I had, glad to know you were thinking the same thing. I'd format similarly to the single player companion pages, but I'd have two sections. The first one for 'Remarks,' which are initiated by the character in question (Bullet point, "statement," followed by line break then colon-bullet point for the possible responses from the other characters. Incidentally, there's a response a la "Arguing With Myself" when another player controls that character, got an example with Tamar recorded this afternoon). The second section is 'Responses,' with a breakdown similar to the single player companions i.e. Hall and Tamar, Rion and Tamar, Cillian and Tamar. I'll draft something up and put it in a sandbox. How do I make those again?
Also, what's needed on the multiplayer section itself? Is that just one page or a group of pages?

RShepard227 (talk) 02:14, August 8, 2015 (UTC)

It sounds like you and I are of one mind on this issue then. Character/Dialogue, with Remarks for the first part and Responses for the second. We can include dialogue with the same character, E.G Tamar and Tamar, under the second half.
In terms of other stuff we need for Multiplayer, its multiple pages. There's still a tonne of stuff we need, some of which I can't do myself because I've progressed too far in the game. The crafting material requirements for the various armour sets and writing up the challenges and their respective rewards on the Challenges (Inquisition multiplayer) article are probably the two biggest areas where we need to expand.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 02:37, August 8, 2015 (UTC)

hey, just dropping by to say I'd be willing to help with the multiplayer dialogue thing if you ever set it in motion! I could try to add the requirements for some armors as well, though I've got a fair deal of them crafted already.--ssalgnikool (talk) 11:13, August 8, 2015 (UTC)
Feel free to contribute however you wish, we always need more help. In fact I will go draw up a straw dog of the Dialogue article right now. As for the armour sets, I have the same issue, I've already crafted so many that I can't check the requirements for a lot of them. If you want to get the requirements for a set though, feel free to add it to the article, or if the article isn't written yet, you can list it here and I'll add it later, unless you want to write it yourself of course.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:20, August 8, 2015 (UTC)

Spoiler tags Edit

Seem to be working again. I guess it was a result of whatever security issues they were having yesterday and that made them disble custom javascript. Anyway, we seem to be functional again. *Fingers crossed* --Kelcat Talk 18:57, August 11, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer armor update Edit

In case you'd like to keep track of it, I think all DAIMP medium armor is accounted for now. So only heavy armor left! I'll wait for some inspiration (read: patience) and do it.

Great work on all that, you've really saved me a lot of time and effort. Its very much appreciated. Seriously, up until this point I've been doing quite literally all the multiplayer work by myself.

P.S What about the Light armour? -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:49, August 16, 2015 (UTC)

Let's pretend I didn't forget to sign my post...
Light armor was already done a few days before Descent came out and I stopped working on MP. I'll eventually, probably slowly, take pics of the armors I own, but since my game is modded (nothing too extreme but still a few changes) that requires reverting to the vanilla patch before I take the screenshots and I couldn't be bothered thus far.--ssalgnikool (talk) 17:02, August 16, 2015 (UTC)
I can take care of the armour set images, I've already crafted almost all of them anyway and I play Inquisition without mods.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 20:51, August 16, 2015 (UTC)

Heads up, I THINK I'm finished with all the armors, including updating old ones with incorrect rating/rarity. I certainly can't think of anything I've forgotten, at least.

I've also done an overhaul in the Multiplayer armor page, adding all the remaining sets, separating it by light/med/heavy (since the list was entirely too long otherwise) and then organizing it alphabetically. I think a table of contents would be useful so one doesn't have to scroll through the entire thing to reach a certain armor type, but I have no idea how to force one.--ssalgnikool (talk) 05:40, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

You've set it up really clearly, the division into different armour categories should also make it much easier to search through too. Overall, some very clear and concise work. Its exactly how I would've laid it out. I'll get to work adding the images and a table of contents ASAP. Thanks for all your work on this!

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:25, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

Spoilers on Abilities Edit

Hello there! How are you doing? I was checking the latest wiki pages and I found that the abilities paragraph consumes too much space without being hidden in some form which is kind of unacceptable. Example. I think the Abilities section should be hidden inside spoilers after a specific number of abilities. What do you think? Viktoria Landers 21:39, August 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hey sorry for the lateness of my reply. I'm good but how are you? What are you up to these days?

As for the abilities. Its an interesting idea. I'm not sure about a 'spoiler' tag. Unless we make a new spoiler which clearly says its just to save space and not a plot spoiler. I would definitely be open to evaluating possible options to make the page look more concise. -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 21:36, August 22, 2015 (UTC)

The Crossroads Edit

There's the issue now with the Trespasser DLC coming out that The Crossroads is the name of the hub of Eluvians. As a temporary measure, I'll be working on that section of the DLC page under the name "The Crossroads (Fade)" if that's ok. (currently in a sandbox) --Emynii (talk) 16:57, September 10, 2015 (UTC)

Trivia items Edit

By no means do I want to start an edit war, but for now I reverted your edits on these pages: Valta, Ruins of Heidrun Thaig. I wrote why I would keep these trivia items on respective talk pages. Perhaps it would be wise to ask somebody else's opinion on the matter. Asherinka (talk) 20:09, September 14, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I overlooked the talk page. Happy to carry on the discussion there.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 22:55, September 14, 2015 (UTC)

As a someone else with an opinion, a) the trivia items don't bother me being on the wiki page itself and b) I would think that a wiki admin would have a pretty good sense for the rules and what belongs on a page. DaBarkspawn (talk) 20:24, September 14, 2015 (UTC)

Gears in the Deep Roads Edit

Hey HD3, two days ago I updated the Gears in the Deep Roads page, although I am still missing one. Also, I need someone else to move over my directions and if necessary rewrite them if they aren't clear (I need to adjust 2-3 but I'll have to go back to that section of the game again with a new char to find out which ones it were...). Are you willing to do that? Thanks in advance. --Eternal Undead Dragon (talk) 08:06, September 17, 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're asking me to do. Sorry but could you explain again?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 08:11, September 17, 2015 (UTC)

Forum Edit Edit

Hey, HD3, I think Darion Cousland's last post accidentally erased mine over on the Forum:Trespasser dlc knowledge and the plot of DA4 page. I'm not confident in my skills to Undo and Revise so I was wondering if you could restore my post and any others that were written over? Thank you! Shenachie (talk) 21:10, September 17, 2015 (UTC)

Saarath Edit

Nope, they are not identical, that's the point. If you look closely you can see that his mask is broken. Besides, he is glowing with magic when you meet him in the second time and he summons demons, all because during the first encounter he broke the magical leash Qunari use to control mages. He can be only seen in his second form during the final battle and it takes place next to the eluvian. I am unable to reupload the image - the wiki won't let me. Can you restore it please? Asherinka (talk) 00:10, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Ok that makes more sense, I'd still prefer if we could get a new image of the second bout though without the eluvian in the background

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:12, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Oh believe me I tried, here is one.
Saarath3
The thing is he jumps down from above and stands still for 1 second, then the battle starts and he keeps casting, so the resulting images are all weird :( Asherinka (talk) 00:14, September 21, 2015 (UTC)
Actually that looks pretty cool to me but thats just my opinion.
I don't mind adding this one instead of the deleted image if you think it's better. I still find the pose strange. Asherinka (talk) 00:25, September 21, 2015 (UTC)
Also, I grant you this is really just a matter of semantics, but that thing about the trivia section always immediately following involvement has always been more followed in the breach than the observed, I just picked out 6 location articles at random, all of which had trivia sections multiple sections below involvement.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:18, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

I decided to check the guidelines and this is what we have DA:LOCATION. I'll move the caption accordingly. Asherinka (talk) 00:25, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

I think we need to ban this guy Special:Contributions/212.219.14.254.
Asherinka (talk) 15:45, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Taken care of, thanks for cleaning up all the vandalism! --Kelcat Talk 18:52, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Collapsible abilities Edit

Hey! I recall seeing somewhere that you were looking to collapse the multiplayer character abilities. How do you like the option on Hissera? We can also have all the abilities displayed by default and only collapsed when the button is hit. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 22:39, September 25, 2015 (UTC)

Looks good to me! Viktoria was saying that was a problem for mobile platform users so I think this should definitely help us. Thanks Loleil!

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 01:41, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

Dialogue points Edit

Is it really necessary to list all places twice (as places and as dialogue points)? I left a note and wrote the companions in brackets, I thought that was enough. Now it just looks clumsy. Asherinka (talk) 10:15, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

I merged the captions back. There are only three locations with dialogue points in Trespasser. Other zones lack these.
PS Dialogue points were featured on all companion pages back in Awakening, see Sigrun#Dialogue_points for an example. I was thinking if we need to add them to DAI companion pages as well. Asherinka (talk) 10:20, September 28, 2015 (UTC)
There's no precedent for marking dialogue points on the places section. There is for making a separate dialogue point section see City of Amaranthine for instance. Alternatively, I am happy with listing the dialogue points on the companion page instead.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:26, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Actually the ideal solution would be, rather than just listing the places twice which is at best only marginally helpful, to include a specific description of the location of the dialogue points in each zone.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:44, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Makes sense. Asherinka (talk) 11:02, September 28, 2015 (UTC)
I'm picturing it as using the same layout we've got going on City of Amaranthine, so we've got them in a separate section from the Places section. That work for you?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:03, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Yep, I think we can stick to how it was done before then. But I've already finished replaying Trespasser so someone else will have to check the specific locations. Asherinka (talk) 11:12, September 28, 2015 (UTC)
I know Loleil is doing the walkthrough for the main trespasser quest now, you could ask her.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:13, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

PS Not quite related, but if you need to avoid pictures or spoiler tags messing up the layout of the text, you could use {{Clr}}. Works like magic. I've only discovered it recently myself. Asherinka (talk) 11:46, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Oh that works on body sections too? That'll be such a time saver

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:52, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Hello. I'm glad I could help a bit. I realized that a few pages, like Sylvan Raids, have the section Results. I'd like to add Results to other pages, but I'm not sure if putting images is the best way. It seems better to use the same template that we already use for Available Actions. Is there a discussion about it somewhere? I'm not used to Talk pages yet, so please warn me if I'm doing anything wrong. Thanks.--Alysteran (talk) 17:01, October 16, 2015 (UTC)

Fade Wall Edit

Thank you for changing the Fen'Harel and Fade Wall pages back! I apologize, as I had not seen Darrah's tweets on that. Do you by chance have a cite for them, as I'd be curious to take a look at what he said? Thanks again and sorry for the confusion on those pages! :) --WardenWade (talk) 02:51, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

It's allright, its my own damn fault for not posting a citation link. I'll dig up the tweet and post a link when I get back

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:13, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, and no worries! :) If you get a chance that would be great. --WardenWade (talk) 01:03, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Bownammar Plate nameEdit

I noticed that the name of the item was changed to Bownammar from Bownammer. While I acknowledge that the correct spelling of the place is Bownammar, I was unaware that the name mistake had been fixed in-game. I triple-checked the spelling when I added it. I will cross-post to the item's talk page. Crazylace (talk) 00:19, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Aw, crap. Is it really listed as Bownammer plate in game? I haven't replayed the maingame since trespasser came out. Bollocks. Can you upload an image of the typo'd name? We should make a note or a re-direct somewhere about this if its typo'd in game

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 00:20, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Bownammar_Plate Should be there as a thumbnail. I'm lucky I still had an uncropped shot of it, tbh. Crazylace (talk) 03:43, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Multiplayer stuff Edit

Hey, so remember when you asked me to help out with some multiplayer equipment stuff a million years ago? Do you still need help with anything? Also, what do you think about making a separate dialogue/character link menu for the multiplayer characters? I think it would be better to do a whole separate one than add them onto the Inquisition one (even though we won't have approval pages for them). --Kelcat Talk 02:56, October 25, 2015 (UTC)

Which post was this? I don't remember. As for making a seperate dialogue/character link, I would say create a separate sub category, multiplayer character dialogues?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 05:42, October 25, 2015 (UTC)

Ameridan editing war Edit

As I'm sure you've noticed, the ongoing back-and-forth editing of Ameridan's page between an unnamed Wikia contributor and User:Virrac has now escalated to insults on the talk page regarding the Dalish category. Personally, it's quite childish and a shame that this has been going on over a minor dispute. Could you please intervene and help end such needless confrontation? --MarkRulez711 (talk) 19:57, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. I've protected the article temporarily.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 01:05, October 29, 2015 (UTC)

Elven Pantheon Stained Glass Edit

Hi! Where did you found Elven Pantheon Stained Glass? Is official art? Do you have source? IlidanDA (talk) 21:31, November 12, 2015 (UTC)

No, I believe it's fan art. I can provide you a link if you like.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 23:27, November 12, 2015 (UTC)

Ok, show me author. I like Pantheon :) IlidanDA (talk) 01:05, November 13, 2015 (UTC)

http://crystalsoulstudios.tumblr.com/post/121305357596/stained-glass-murals-of-the-elven-pantheon-in


Profile Deletion Edit

Apologies, I did not intend for my profile to be copied to Dragon Age, would you mind deleting that for me? \

Chant of Light verse in the Calling Edit

Hey! Happy New Year's!

Can you verify something for me from the Calling? I can't seem to find my copy of the book. According to Chant of Light verses, the beginning of Chapter 18 of the book has the following lines credited to Transfigurations 10:

The one who repents, who has faith,
Unshaken by the darkness of the world,
She shall know true peace.

These three lines don't show up in the chant of light verses I'm trascribing from WoT2 so I'm curious to know if this stanza really is labled as Transfig. 10. --Kelcat Talk 09:04, January 1, 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Years to you also! I can confirm chapter 18 listed that quote as Transfigurations 10:1

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 04:54, January 2, 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for verifying! --Kelcat Talk 05:31, January 2, 2016 (UTC)

Vandal Edit

Hey, keep an eye out for changes made to Jennifer Hepler's talk page and forums started about her. We've got someone with too much time on their hands and a proclivity for swapping IP's in order to insult someone that doesn't even read the wiki. Cheers! --Kelcat Talk 09:34, January 8, 2016 (UTC)

Page protection Edit

Hey! I think we should change the page protection on Cremisius Aclassi's article back to registered users only. I don't see a need to lock it to everybody, especially not infinitely. --Kelcat Talk 21:10, January 19, 2016 (UTC)

Well if you think its safe lets switch it back then.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 22:06, January 19, 2016 (UTC)

Portability and why it's importantEdit

Hello HD3!

I left a new forum thread moments ago regarding our conversion to the new Portable Infobox and why it's important. Not only it's it needed for current mobile traffic but the new markup allows us to update the template code internally for the constant changes in future technology, with the intent to avoid or at least reduce global conversion processes such as this later on. More importantly however, is the fact that the new Portable Infobox simply looks and works better on mobile devices and with the significant climb in mobile views just over the past two years, it is obvious that this trend will continue. Please read the thread and encourage your community to begin a discussion. Our original contact with your community back in August 2015 regarding this topic,unfortunately went unnoticed. We are excited about the conversions as well as the growth in mobile users and want to make sure your community is aware as well. Thank you!

Portability thread

Pinkachu@fandom (talk) 19:54, February 4, 2016 (UTC)


Hi, HD3, I've made an improvement suggestion regarding the new boxes in the thread above, and I need a sysop to review and to implement the CSS changes. The thread was originally supervised by Loleil, but she's busy at the moment, so I'm turning to the most recently active admin help. Thanks! --Koveras Alvane (talk) 14:49, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Hey Koveras, I can take a look at it but Tierrie would probably be a better choice to apply the actual changes. I am middling at CSS at best. I'll take a look at this tomorrow and get back to you.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 15:29, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

OK, I'll wait. I didn't really know who to ask about CSS changes, because Project:Administrators doesn't list technical changes as any particular sysop's area of competence. :-( --Koveras Alvane (talk) 18:24, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

Mounts Edit

Hey, how come you removed the "icons wanted" templates from all the mounts articles? All the mounts sold at the stables have specific icons in the purchase window--they should be on the article once someone is able to upload the icons. --Kelcat Talk 06:37, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

So I don't have to remove them as I upload the icons later?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:43, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

That's when Edit Summary is your friend. No way of knowing you plan to upload them later. Good thing I brought it up before I undid all your edits! Icon wink --Kelcat Talk 07:52, February 21, 2016 (UTC)
Once more you're too quick for me, I was banking that I had time for lunch and a quick read before anyone noticed I hadn't uploaded everything

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:53, February 21, 2016 (UTC)


Nuggalope icon Edit

Please cna you make icon for a nuggalope like that one? http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dracolisk_Icon.png

To my knowledge there isn't a nuggalope icon since all nuggalope's are unlocked from the storage box and never show up at the merchant, which is where we got all the icons from

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:37, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

User:LoretaLonkinson Edit

Hi there HD3, the user I've mentioned in the title section has begun an edit war on Morrigan's and Anora's page. They keep adding Kieran as determinant, despite the fact I've explained via summary that Morrigan's always his mother, for Anora they keep labelling her a consort when nothing in the game suggested that. 86.132.200.130 (talk) 15:28, June 17, 2016 (UTC)

Images Edit

Hey, HD3! If an image is used on anywhere on the wiki, it shouldn't be deleted--even ones on talk pages. There's no guidelines against having images on talk pages so there's no reason to remove them. Thanks! --Kelcat Talk 01:51, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Which image are you talking about?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 03:49, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Actually there is a certain case in the guidelines in regards to the deletion of images. In the past we have also deleted hundreds of images which were unused for many months or years. (unused = not featured anywhere) Viktoria Landers 18:53, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
If this is about the cheese wheel image in crestwood, we already reached a consensus on the talk page and decided to delete it and place a written reference in the easter egg article instead.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 22:09, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Viktoria -- Thanks for the link, but it's not really relevent to the images I was referring to. The only thing about deletion in those guidelines is if there are more than 10 images on a user page, which wasn't the issue with images I was referring to. See below:
HD3 -- Yes, that is one of the images I was referring to. There is nothing in the discussion stating anyone "agreed" to removing the image, just that the image shouldn't be put on the main article. If anyone were to read that talk page thread they wouldn't be able to contribute to the discussion because they would be unaware of what image was being discussed. Ergo, it's better to keep the image being discussed for future reference. There were also two user images http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:WP_20160621_22_20_20_Pro.jpg and http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:WP_20160620_00_50_31_Pro.jpg that were used on a user's talk page. They weren't tagged correctly, but wouldn't it be better just to add the correct tag rather than delete the images with no warning? Basically, it's just a good idea to click on the "about" tab on an image and make sure there's nothing under the "appears on these pages" heading. Anyway, was just trying to help out with something you might not have been aware of! --Kelcat Talk 02:12, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
I understand where you're coming from with the user images, although I don't entirely understand why we should have to tag personal images users should be doing themselves, I'll give more of a warning in future then to just tag them correctly.

As for the cheese wheel thing, DaBarkSpawn and I mutually agreed to go with a written entry instead of an image and the Tavin/Taven thing was already noted in written format in the article. So I just didn't see any point in retaining those images. I just think if the discussion is over and the image has served its purpose and is no longer required, we should delete it. If its served its purpose, its done. -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 02:17, July 5, 2016 (UTC)


Hey Viktoria, I'll contact you on skype about that other image

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 22:09, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Question Edit

Hello! I'm looking for Tierrie, seeking his help for a project that my wiki is working on. Would you happen to know of his whereabouts or any way I could contact him? Roranoa Drake II (talk) 17:08, July 5, 2016 (UTC)

Your best bet is probably just to leave a message on his User Talk page and he'll get back to you eventually. Alternatively if its time sensitive, you could ask loleil if she has his e-mail contact

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 21:47, July 5, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I will try asking her Roranoa Drake II (talk) 11:58, July 6, 2016 (UTC)

Vandalism Report Edit

User: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/82.153.160.43 Edit: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Abelas?curid=147464&diff=783325&oldid=783323 Reason: Vandalism Signature: --That Rainbow Hugging Bud ^-^ 16:53, August 24, 2016 (UTC)

Social network Edit

Hey, HD3! Wanted to get opinions from you and Loleil. What do you think about making templates for twitter and tumblr, similar to the BWF template? Most of the dev answers we've been getting over the last several months have been from twitter so I was thinking it might be handy to have templates since they're starting to be used fairly often as references. I can make the templates. --Kelcat Talk 07:25, September 13, 2016 (UTC)

It certainly could be useful provided we filter it to actually just Dragon Age related stuff.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 09:17, September 14, 2016 (UTC)

Wikia Images Edit

Hi HD3

Sorry, I'm new to the whole wikia thing and I just signed up to ask you something. Could I use the pictures you have about Knight Enchanter related stuff? I would like to post it on my blog weareknight-enchanters (you will be credited of course).

--TheMagitekWarrior (talk) 01:35, September 22, 2016 (UTC)

Of course! All images available on the wikia are free under the fair use rules for people to use, you don't need to ask us. Not that we would object to be credited for originally sourcing them of course, always happy to try and direct some extra traffic to the wiki. Anyway, feel free.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:29, September 22, 2016 (UTC)

I need a page deleted Edit

Hi, I hope you can help me. I'm a noob user, come back to DA:Origins for love of the game. But while I read (and appreciated) the wiki before, I never posted. I've started posting in the forums, and I'm enjoying it. Unfortunately, I didn't realize where I was when I posted a new page this afternoon -- to the Wiki as a whole! Oh no! Can you please delete it for me? I'll be very grateful. -- Bitter Lily (talk) 02:02, February 22, 2017 (UTC)

I'm really rattled now. The name of the article is "How to respec Alastair?" -- Bitter Lily (talk) 02:03, February 22, 2017 (UTC)
Don't feel bad! It's all taken care of. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 05:43, February 22, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Loleil, since you saw my plea here, I'm posting my thanks here. But if I should tell you on your own talk page, I'll be happy to do so! -- Bitter Lily (talk) 21:36, February 22, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for sorting that Loleil. Don't worry about it Lily, happens all the time.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 05:55, February 24, 2017 (UTC)

Hey there! Edit

Just realized I haven't talked to you in ages--how've you been? --Kelcat Talk 02:53, February 25, 2017 (UTC)

Hello Kelcat! I am well, thank you, all things considered. New girlfriend whom is very nice which is a big improvement from the previous inflicted misery. Not around here much due to lack of anything to really do. I blame the lack of new DA content. What about you? How's yourself? -Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 17:33, February 26, 2017 (UTC)

I'm doing good. Super ready for winter to be over, but other than that not bad. I've been trying to get the Heroes of Dragon Age info caught up on the wiki as we're missing a bunch of character stats, but it's slow going because the game gets a little tedious lol. There's a new omnibus out that has all three of the DA comics in it that I might pick up, I've never read them before which I should really rectify. --Kelcat Talk 21:13, February 27, 2017 (UTC)
Oh yeah, it's definitely worth it. The one by david gaider about alsitair, varric and isabela is really good. Magekiller, I felt was...eh, its ok. The first two issues where it works on developing their own characters are better, the latter 3 with the arc which just loosely ties into the inquisition story is a bit overshadowed by the game.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 06:22, March 2, 2017 (UTC)

Discussion board Edit

So this is a thing that exists now that wikia never officially announced to us, which is par for the course with wikia. I'm assuming it's our responsibility to maintain civility and stuff on it, too since it's part of the wiki. Thankfully there's a "report" function for users to report spam and wank so I'll check in on that every once in awhile. I went ahead and introduced us since it doesn't look like the people chatting there contribute to the main wiki so they probably don't know who we are. Cheers! --Kelcat Talk 23:06, June 17, 2017 (UTC)

New video program Edit

Hey HD3! I posted a new forum post about wikia's new video program and how it's affecting us. It might be of interest to you. Cheers! --Kelcat Talk 06:07, December 8, 2017 (UTC)

DA Wiki has no active bot accounts Edit

Hey HD3! May you have a happy new year! It shows on skype that you also have birthday but I guess this is not true Smiley Anyway, I wanted to tell you about bots. We badly need those for some massive automatic edits and for half a year now there is no active bot account. Can you contact the wikia and get someone to help us? That's my idea anyway, probably you have a different proposition/solution to this problem. Cheers! Viktoria Landers 11:48, January 1, 2018 (UTC)

Hey viktoria, happy new year to you too. But it was actually my birthday so hey, that's that. What auto edits specifically do you think we need bots to use for?-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 12:13, January 1, 2018 (UTC)
Hey happy birthday as well! I used to contact Loleil for those matters (I also have a big one coming) but she isn't active. Viktoria Landers 15:39, January 1, 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, although I am still unclear on what exactly is the issue. Just in terms of which edits exactly you want a bot program for. Can you give me an example?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 13:03, January 2, 2018 (UTC)

Moving a page to a new location results in all the links linking to the redirect instead of the main page. This is where a bot comes in and fixes the link to the new page name. Viktoria Landers 13:07, January 2, 2018 (UTC)
I understand. Was that the only purpose we need a bot~routine for?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 13:17, January 2, 2018 (UTC)

Another example, sometimes the redirect page is turned into a disambiguation page or an entirely different page which essentially means that the links (in item pages, etc) are broken. Example. Generally the bots are useful for mass edits like User:Mostlyautumn used his bot. But for my work I have only needed one for the simple purpose of fixing links. In case you noticed a few hours ago I manually fixed the links of Mining caste page. Viktoria Landers 13:22, January 2, 2018 (UTC)
I will look into it Friday then and get back to you.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 16:03, January 3, 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. You might want to delete this before it gets lost by other edits. Viktoria Landers 17:15, January 3, 2018 (UTC)

The Questline (in suggestive order) Edit

Hello! I noticed a user recently created an article titled "The Questline (in suggestive order)". I'd like to recommend this page for deletion. It seems like the user randomly took it upon themselves to write a summary of Dragon Age: Origins, and I wanted to bring it to admin's attention. --Pennydrdful (talk) 17:38, January 3, 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, this should really be more of a personal blog.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 03:03, January 4, 2018 (UTC)

Anon Edit

Hello there HD3, an anonymous IP address is removing cited information on Danarius and Fenris' relationship, Viktoria Landers has reverted their edits a few times but they continue to do so. I figured I'd inform an admin to possibly deal with them.

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/160.39.34.120

Here's their IP, hope they're dealt with as I hate seeing people remove such valid information. 2A00:23C5:7308:ED00:4443:CF2E:C485:E578 (talk) 20:29, January 4, 2018 (UTC)

Adding false info and leaves Abusive Talks and Trying to Impede the openness and fairness of Dragon Age WIKI from Anonymous IP Edit

Hello HD3, an anonymous IP address keeps adding unverified information on Danarius and Fenris' relationship, and adding unrooted headcanons and alleging lies where David Gaider had never confirmed and keeps reverting others changes and leaves dirty and abusive talks and trying to impede and impair the freedom and fairness the dragon age wiki. I figured I'd inform an admin to possibly deal with her. http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:7308:ED00:4443:CF2E:C485:E578 http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:7308:ED00:F818:5381:31F:C98F

Here's her IPs, which obviously comes from the same one, given the same way of trash talk and abusive character.

Danarius and Fenris. Edit

Hi, just stumbled on the Wikia's little war about Danarius and Fenris. I'm obviously not an administrator, just a simple observer but I do believe the two should be protected from further editing. Because the user who keeps removing them seems to believe it's simply headcanon from the cited URL which I personally know isn't the case as it was on his Tumblr before he removed it. I'm currently trying to get it from his Tumblr archives but I'm personally struggling. Just my opinion from a lowly traveller. 212.219.7.3 (talk) 13:11, January 5, 2018 (UTC)

Seems someone is trying to ask "authority" to shut others up just because their lies are being removed Edit

To the previous poster ROFL, why don't you suggest that all the wiki to be locked from editing by everyone but yourself, so that they will fit your lies and perverted headcanons forever.

The "source" was from tumblr of two cosplayers' vague and second hand interpretation ("headcanon") which did not even involve any direct citation from david gaider, and being even more intentionally over-interpreted in the removed sentence. Dgaider never said anything even slightly related to that, even when explicitly asked on the internet. But, sure, it's just easier for someone to lie and try to shut people up when their headcanons and perverted imaginations are being removed.

Also, changing your anonymous physical address to an anonymous IP address might not serve you as well as you expected to pretend to be a new "observer", LMAO. You think this would de-emphasize all the abusive and trash talks from your previous posts?(Which obviously did nothing more than revealing that you are exactly the names you called). And that explains perfectly that only such a person full of trash talk and abusive character would want anyone on the wiki to be silenced as long as they don't fit their headcanons. The posts from you says enough themselves.

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/212.219.7.3 http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:7308:ED00:4443:CF2E:C485:E578 http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:7308:ED00:F818:5381:31F:C98F


Revert and Locked every wiki because they don't fit your headcanon? Edit

About Danarius and Fenris' relationship's headcanon

The "source" was from tumblr of two cosplayers' vague and second hand interpretation ("headcanon") which did not even involve any direct citation from david gaider, and being even more intentionally over-interpreted in the removed sentence. Dgaider never said anything even slightly related to that, even when explicitly asked on the internet. But, sure, it's just easier for someone to lie and try to shut people up when their headcanons and perverted imaginations are being removed.

Also, it seems quite sarcastic that the admin (Loleil) who protected the wiki term shows a significant personal favoring when alleging that they are doing so to stop the "War" while they themselves keeps reverting back the term to their "favored" version first and then lock the item. LMAO. A bunch of perverted twisted minds gathering together to solidify their imaginations and abusing any pathetic "authority” does not make headcanons to be fact. And I suppose, this "incident" definitely tells a lot about the actual validation and credibility about the Dragon Age Wiki, ROFL.


Admin Loleil Abusing admin authority to fit her headcanon Edit

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:Loleil This Admin is abusing her authority by locking wiki terms which stating fake info that did not come from david gaider at all. Ironically enough, this admin who was alleging to stop the "reverting of editing" has reverted the wiki to her "favored" version herself(which was nowhere to be found from David Gaider)first and then locked the wiki to prevent all users from stating the fact so that her headcanon can be preserved. This is so barefaced and shameless abusing of authority and sure says a lot about the actual validation and credibility about the Dragon Age Wiki. Am wondering they might as well do this to all the wiki terms as long as the world doesn't go their way.

Hey,

Are you the artist who made the elven pantheon stained glass mosaics? If so I'd like your permission to use them in a video I'm making or if you know the artist could you provide me their Link so I can contact them?

Hey,

Are you the artist who made the elven pantheon stained glass mosaics? If so I'd like your permission to use them in a video I'm making or if you know the artist could you provide me their Link so I can contact them?

Page issue Edit

I'm contacting you about Cold Snap, a page I think maybe should be deleted. It's orphaned, and I'm not sure what it pertains to. Buccaneer Blue (talk)

Thank you for informing me. I have resolved the issue.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 09:40, May 19, 2018 (UTC)

War Table EditingEdit

Hi, HD3! In my current PT, I noticed that Smash (operation) requires Influence level 8 before it becomes available, even if one becomes a Tempest before that. But when I open the editor on the Mission section, all of the entries seem to have some sort of template. Can you tell me where to edit to add a prereq for this? Thanks! DaBarkspawn (talk) 04:13, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

Hey DA, Its in the quest transformer infobox in the top right.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:36, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

P.S: unless you meant the war table article? I'm presuming you intended the mission article itself for smash.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 11:47, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

No, you were right the first time. Works perfectly: changing the transformer on the Smash page updates the War Table page. I did have to shift-reload to make the change visible for some reason. DaBarkspawn (talk) 14:21, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

Edit war Edit

There is an edit war happen in this article that need attention since the user keep adding speculation even there is an explanation.

Wiryawan310 (talk) 14:06, June 30, 2018 (UTC)

I've marked it as patrolled. DaBarkspawn (talk) 14:48, June 30, 2018 (UTC)

Edit War. Edit

I've made an explanation on the talk page why it's off how there's speculation about the Human Noble and Circle Mage while the user's City Elf part can't stay, please read and reply. Because I'm finding it exceptionally contradictory how the Wiki is allowing the Circle Mage and Human Noble to have speculation on their alternate endings if not chosen but not the City Elf. 139.99.159.23 (talk) 09:44, July 1, 2018 (UTC)

Hey me, again. Because ultimately the reasoning is speculation and quite frankly I'm finding Virrac's reasoning to be nothing more than just poor I've removed the "likely died" and that effect for the Human Noble and Circle Mage as it's ultimately speculating their fate, why can those two stay if the City Elf can't? It's still ultimately speculation on their fates, while I do agree the Human Noble's fate is more than likely being killed by Howe's soldiers we ultimately don't know, and the Circle Mage's speculated fate is being stretched by an incredibly large margin. 149.28.175.232 (talk) 14:46, July 1, 2018 (UTC)


Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've temporarily protected the article and proposed a solution on the article discussion page, feel free to comment there. Cheers,

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:09, July 2, 2018 (UTC)

Video spam Edit

See history here: https://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Raimundo91 . These are all just videos of various combat sequences, which as we know, can be very different depending on party composition, equipment, quest choices and a multitude of other things. It also feels like someone is using the wiki to drive traffic to their YouTube page. So, I've rolled them all back, but I noticed that I don't have enough privileges to actually delete the videos, so I'm requesting you do that for me. I've also left an explanation on their talk page of why I did the rollbacks. Thanks! DaBarkspawn (talk) 03:54, July 8, 2018 (UTC)


Help with Gorithan-SharokEdit

Hey I have used this Wiki often but I've only been a member for a short time so I don't understand anything about editing or adding pages. So I'm asking for help. While watching a Dragon Age 2 Legacy DLC party banter video on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngV5Ttd-HHA at 1:21:00 and afterwards they mention an historical figure called Gorithan-Sharok. It also makes mention of a quest related to this character. There is no mention of him or this quest on this wiki so I added him in sloppily. I want to stress that all I am basing this on is the video and have (despite playing through the dlc twice) not encountered this. I am merely asking if others have stumbled upon this or if this is just cut party banter from the DLC. I apologize for the incovenience and if its not actually In the game I will immediately delete the sorry page I created dedicated to him

P.S. I'm very sorry for being a noob at this and inconveniencing you

--Shojua Tulber (talk) 02:09, July 18, 2018 (UTC)Shojua Tubler 10:09PM July 17, 2018

Hello, I listen to the youtube video https://youtu.be/ngV5Ttd-HHA?t=4928 and im sure that is a cut content because as long as i play the dlc in multiple playthough, i never encounter the carta dwarf.
I will help move the information to Cut content page. Wiryawan310 (talk) 02:44, July 18, 2018 (UTC)

Thank you --Shojua Tulber (talk) 03:24, July 18, 2018 (UTC)Shoujua Tulber July 17, 2018

Varric Interview Edit

Mary Kirby did it as promotional material on a few websites. Also, where did you order your print copy of the book from?

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 10:24, August 6, 2018 (UTC)

Amazon preorder. It is 72 pages, same as listed on the Dark Horse site. DaBarkspawn (talk) 15:13, August 6, 2018 (UTC)

Wikia Domain Change Edit

I saw. Annoying but I don't see what we can do about it frankly.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 17:00, August 23, 2018 (UTC)

I found a petition. DaBarkspawn (talk) 20:54, August 23, 2018 (UTC)

Swing vote Edit

Hey after the tone in the last message I don't think this conversation can get anywhere. However a 3rd voice can break the impasse so that one side or the other prevails. Can you help us out? Viktoria Landers 07:25, October 18, 2018 (UTC)

Jean-GaspardEdit

Leliana said that the rumors were true though about Jean-Gaspard's parentage.

Yours Truly Valenthyne (talk) 04:55, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

Again, context is key. Leliana says the rumours were true but this is on the basis of the "proof" which she is strongly implied to have been manufactured by her.


"I understand that I have you to thank for the sudden arrival of proof of Jean-Gaspard’s heritage. The Grey Warden’s love poems were most convincing, although his decision to rhyme "falling" with "Calling" was less so. Regardless, Jean-Gaspard has lost all claim to the duchy. "


-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 07:46, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

Spoiler templates rewrite (important) Edit

Hey, I wanted to let you know what I have been doing to make sure our spoiler templates display properly on mobile devices. Many used to appear not at all (in the Mercury skin used when on mobile), but after I reclassified them they now all do. Unfortunately however, the warnings themselves were rendered in Mercury in a broken fashion (they also had “click here to reveal them” in the warnings, even though JavaScript doesn’t actually work in Mercury & clicking does nothing, leading to confusion). I had a quick fix to simply vanish the broken warning in Mercury, but the method I used isn’t supported & won’t work forever; plus, it would be good if mobile viewers could see the warnings, too.

So I have a solution that can do just that, but it requires installing some CSS that I wrote while also, at the same time so as to prevent bugs, replacing the guts of Template:Spoiler with my rewritten version here. Only admins are allowed to edit CSS, so I’d like to ask if you would add the CSS I wrote to this file. The only real difference you’re likely to notice between the old & new versions would be that the style=short parameter results in spoiler warnings that are worded a bit differently, & that quotes/“click”-related text is now stored in CSS rather than the templates themselves so that they will be stripped away when viewing via Mercury. In Mercury, not only will the problem be permanently fixed, but you’ll see warnings such as these:

DA-Spoiler-Mercury.png

The actual spoiler content won’t be collapsed in Mercury, but it’s something at least; right now Mercury viewers have no warnings at all. It’s also possible to make the game/book/etc titles into links that work in mobile & desktop with this method, but on desktop you might accidentally click the link when trying to click the warning, so you might not want to do that. I & my fellow Vanguard members (Portability specialists) came up with this solution for better mobile display on this Wiki, & on a few prospective Wikis which wish to use our types of spoiler templates, so it ought to be very smooth if installed properly. If you have any questions, please let me know :)
UrsuulTalkAdminDate1:07 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (UTC)
Hey, just letting you know that Loleil took care of it, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Cheers.
UrsuulTalkAdminDate7:20 AM Sunday, November 25, 2018 (UTC)

New Year's Resolutions Edit

Hey P, Merry Christmas! Heading into 2019 I would like to ask from an admin the resolution of some long-standing, in some cases years-long candidancies that have not been addressed.

These are:

Thank you and have a Happy New Year! Viktoria Landers 16:09, December 30, 2018 (UTC)

Certainly. I will examine them now.

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 05:49, January 1, 2019 (UTC)

Admin Nomation: Ursuul Edit

Hello there! I have started an Admin nomination and as you can imagine we need as many opinions/votes as possible. Thank you. Viktoria Landers 10:19, January 8, 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

I don't know if this is the right place to report it. There is an IP who keeps vandalizing The Warden. That IP apparently does not care if their changes are undone, so I thought somebody with moderation rights might look into it before an edit war breaks out.--Buckeldemon (talk) 12:10, June 22, 2019 (UTC)

Page semi-protected, IPs blocked.
UrsuulTalkAdminDate3:38 PM Saturday, June 22, 2019 (UTC)

Please check your discord messages Edit

Thanks! DaBarkspawn (talk) 05:55, August 27, 2019 (UTC)

Fandom Staff introduction Edit

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