Man, with the amount of edits, and the last crat to edit doing so in 2012, you could probably apply to adopt this place.
I was wondering, with graphics on articles like Repair Tool reflecting the most recent Ascend graphics, do you think it would also be okay to find and add images of how things appeared initially in Starsiege: Tribes and Tribes 2?
Since the game doesn't get updates anymore (to my knowledge, I stopped when HiRez said they were done) there's not much point to adoption. If you want to I'm sure Wikia would let just about anyone take it.
As to other Tribes games, we already have started adding some info and images from them, but they are getting hard to come by. This wiki was always meant to be for ALL Tribes games so feel free to expand what we have.
Even Ascend isn't getting updates? I figured that'd remain active for a while. For some reason these new versions of games (Ascend compared to T2, GunZ2 compared to GunZ) seem to lack the same punch as their precedents, even though the graphics are better and there's more options and stuff, not sure why.
Le me tell you Ascend is a great game, even though it's different from the previous ones, it's still awesome, but It's been out awhile now, and stupid HiRez makes terrible decisions with their games that kills them early. Updates for Ascend stopped about a year ago now.. I wish they hadn't cuz I love this game, but it's hard to find players now on my servers.
Part of the reason I don't like it might be that my computer can't run it as fast as T2, possibly due to the higher settings, even when turning the graphics options down low. I guess another issue is the whole long-term equipment-buying thing, compared to T2 where everyone was pretty much on equal ground.
Both valid points, I was against the buying thing too but later when asked if I'd rather have the old way, I realized the game wouldn't work without it (without completely redoing it anyway). As for equal ground, Ascend is one game where skill truely trumps equipment. Sure in some cases the unlocks are superior in every way, but you can easily see the difference if a veteren player goes onto a new blood server with no unlocks; he'll still dominate the board
But I loved both T1 and T2 and will forever remember the awesome time I had playing them. I was folowing Tribes before T1 even launched, and loved it ever since (although Vengence was just ok).
Overall I'd say I preferred T2 to T1 in the long run (though it took some getting used to), but yeah, got introduced to T1 by a friend around a year before T2 came out. Vengeance... I can't recall if it or Ascend were easier to play. Should probably give both a chance.
I feel bad for not getting into the Earthsiege/Starsiege series, and that that project to merge its mecha with Tribes never panned out.
We should definately cover tribes 1/2, but Planetside is a different universe, and I think they have their own wiki. I've done a little work on the first two games, but I don't have them installed so it's harder to get accurate info. I recently installed Vengeance but it's the firrst time I've played it so I don't have a lot to write yet.
Starsiege itself could be added (I think I even added a stub for it) but I don't think a large amount of pages devoted to it is necessary since the wiki is mainly for Tribes games which are pretty different.
I wrote Planetsiege instead of Earthsiege by mistake, sorry. Though it wasn't Planetside either ;)
As for Starsiege, since the original title was "Starsiege: Tribes" and SS came out right after as a game to linkg Earthsiege games to Tribes games I figure it'd be cool. Moreso for historical purposes.
I did try out the Starsiege demo once, wasn't as much fun as tribes, but I bet there's lot of information about the world and its factions.
There is a ton of info for Starsiege, I think I still have the books that came with the game. The main problem with including it is that in the in-universe time Tribes1 happens a long time after Starsiege, hundreds of years I think. A lot has changed in the universe since then. There is a rough timeline on this site that gives an outline of the time in between (I think it came with Tribes 2). I don't have the time myself to do the work of transcribing it all to this site, but if you want to at some point I can give you some references:
Stellar 7 was one of Dynamix (who created the original Tribes) first games. The bad guy was Gir Draxon, Nova 9 was it's sequal. It was ret-conned into the Tibes series when Dynamix made Gir Draxon the leader of the Bioderms in Tribes 2. They did the same with Hunter/Hunted when in Starsiege they refer to the hero of that game as a sort of savior figure to the people of earth...
Oh that’s what you meant. Sorry I had never seen it abbreviated that way and I thought you were just messing around. I think however that the word 'Sanics' is equivalent to ‘kph’ (just like ‘mph’ is; a measurement of speed as opposed to distance) so if you use that it should be written as ‘Sanics’ as opposed to 'sph' (Example: “Leaven crossed the field traveling at 250 sanics” is the same as “Leaven crossed the field traveling at 250 kph”).
Again, sorry to undo something you meant to be serious, I have to undo random 'graffiti' type edits all the time.
I don't think we have any "Active" staff, afaik the only "staff" is the admin who started the wiki, but I don't see him post much. I've kinda taken over the site now, but only 'cuz I post so much more than anyone else, not because I have any real authority. Did you need something?
Yeah, whoever made that page originally did something really weird. I was going to get to it someday.....
Probably the best way would be to delete the whole column and make a new one. If you want to do it you can just make a new table above/below the one that's there and cut/paste the titles and then add in images, and delete the old one when you're done. If you don't feel like it I'll probably get to it eventually...
For other information may it be good to peek at the other wiki ( http://www.tribesascendwiki.com/Spinfusor ) from time to time, but I honestly prefer to use Wikia to create wikis because nobody wants to register in so many places. Here we have a shared account for all Wiki projects. :)
I saw that you added a line for templatewidth on all weapons that sets it to 300 on all. Maybe I should have mentioned that imagewidth and templatewidth are set to 300 by default unless specified otherwise, so you could have saved all that effort. :>
Added some new optiosn to the weapon infobox since HiRez changed their setup quite a bit.
"upgradexp" obviously got removed, but we got "masterxp" now, which indicates how much it costs to fully master a weapon. Can't tell how much it is for other stuff, since I pretty much upgraded all basic equipment already, but for weapons it always seems to be 15000 XP.
Then we now have different rating bars for weapons, depending on their type. Explosive weapons will make use of "radiusrating" while automatic weapons use "rangerating" instead for the bar. Weapons with ammo clip reloading will make use of "cliprating" while others use "ammorating".
Unfortunately are bars no longer separated into five individual segments but are more fluent due to the new weapons, which makes guessing the exact values a bit hard.