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    Critcodedtuna Tango Tick1.png
    Flisch42 Tango Tick1.png
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    M31k Tango Tick1.png
    Eraloiz Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Owns Wii U & mobile,
    but mostly plays on PC
    Shinobi19 Tango Tick1.png Hardmode, pre-Golem
    PlanteraBlade Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png
    Chrisf1020 Tango Tick1.png
    Shadowsyllvet Tango Tick1.png Android Google
    IosKent Tango Tick1.png
    LordofEditing Tango Tick1.png PC Gameplay
    MightyDirtKing Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Sometimes Android Version, but mainly PC
    LuisYKW2 Makes gifs
    Ferretwings Wiki code, tables, advanced templates
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    Open article requests (Purge to update)
    Article Requests
    Monokuma costume Will fill in White Thread recipe
    Monomi set
    • How can these items be obtained?
    • Image for Monomi's torso is missing.
    NPC flag Does a golden NPC flag have any special properties (e.g. if the NPC dies their replacement will move in to that house)?
    Present Tooltip changes on console/mobile platforms?
    Shiren set How can these items be obtained?
    Terraria Collector's Edition Information about a couple of trading cards missing as well as some scans of the cards.
    Texture Pack
    • Default storage location of textures for GOG version.
    Toro set How can these items be obtained?
    Article Stubs Rewrite Requests

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    arrow/bullet transforming weapons[edit source]

    I think it would be useful to make a page for that, I often need to know that (to know what weapon I need to buy to use my endless musket pouch/quiver), and I think I'm not alone to need thatLightg4 (talk) 17:11, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

    If you go to the Endless Musket Pouch and Endless Quiver pages it states that these only work on appropriate guns or bows/repeaters acting as 1. Musket balls or 2. Wooden arrows. TOTORO01 (talk) 23:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
    Yes, I know, but theses items are more effective when an arrow/bullet transforming weapon is used. For example, if you use Daedalus Stormbow, it would be a good idea to take strong arrow to deal more damages such as the Cursed Arrow or Holy Arrow, but if you use Shadowflame Bow, due to the transforming of any arrow, the arrows can easily be replaced by Endless Quiver. Lightg4 (talk) 09:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
    Making a "arrow/bullet transforming weapons" page looks inappropriate, because of its name, it doesn't have its official name yet. And how about its content? --IosKent (Talk Page - Contribs) 10:40, 24 September 2016 (UTC)--
    May I suggest to use the note section of the endless Quiver/Musket Pouch. We do not really need a page for that, and that seems like a good place for it. Flisch42 (talk) 11:00, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
    For the arrows, there are Vulcain Repeater, Hellwing Bow, The Bee's Knees, Molten Fury, Sharanga, Marrow, Ice Bow and Shadowflame Bow
    For the bullets, it is slighty different because the arrows are not transformed but a projectile is added(besides the Venus Magnum), there are the Onyx Blaster and the Vortex Beater
    Lightg4 (talk) 19:44, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
    How about we make a category instead? And is "Ammo-converting weapons" a good name? MightyDirtKing (talk) 13:13, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
    Is it ok for "Ammo-converting weapons"?--Lightg4 (talk) 13:44, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

    Vanity set and costume sets[edit source]

    Which price should we have labelled in the info box? should it be the whole set cost or the price per piece ( if each piece costs the same amount)? TOTORO01 (talk) 10:14, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

    I would say the price for the hole set the prices per piece can be found below. Flisch42 (talk) 15:44, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

    DPS on the page "Guns"[edit source]

    So I just checked the wiki and I noticed this change. http://terraria.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Guns&diff=next&oldid=630043 Should we actually add this change? MightyDirtKing (talk) 13:58, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

    I don't have a problem with it. – Ferretwings (talk) 14:05, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
    But my problem is, if we have to do DPS, we have to do all. MightyDirtKing (talk) 13:22, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
    Well, feel free to add them to all weapons, it's not entirely "necessary", but it's very useful in the end to see which weapon does more DPS, I agree with leaving them. Frenchiveruti (talk) 15:36, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
    Would it be DPS for a spray of bullets? When in the spray would it be measured?TOTORO01 (talk) 22:28, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
    I believe it is just at a target dummy. Also, there are different bullets. That's why I am worried about adding DPS. MightyDirtKing (talk) 11:51, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
    DPS is also not correct term to use as it depends on range from you and target. Is there a proper term for '# of bullets shot in 1 sec * dmg of each bullet?' 5.134.110.61 16:29, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

    Incorrect Daybroken debuff file[edit source]

    The current daybroken file is incorrect, it is the stardust dragon debuff's file.TOTORO01 (talk) 14:56, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

    Nevermind? I guess they're the same files? TOTORO01 (talk) 14:59, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
    The debuff's icon ingame is the Stardust Dragon one due to Daybroken cannot be inflicted to players. MightyDirtKing (talk) 12:11, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

    Template:Beam swords[edit source]

    I will shortly rename the Template:Beam swords to Template:Projectile Melee Weapons. ... or should that be Template:Projectile melee weapons? Oh for crying out loud. I can't tell when to use caps and when not to. I guess I'm going with caps. (thanks for the assist, User:LuisYKW2) – Ferretwings (talk) 21:36, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

    You're Welcome! LuisYKW2 (talk) 17:43, 29 October 2016 (UTC-03:00) Brasília
    The template can now be found at Template:Projectile melee weapons. I went for lower case because the original name only used a beginning capital. I'll begin editing the linked pages now. – Ferretwings (talk) 22:41, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

    Locating Floating Islands[edit source]

    Is there a way to tell where a floating island is? I know there's a way to if you have a water bolt book, but is there a technique to find one? (if you don't have a water bolt.) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by CrummyCheeseCake (talk • contribs) at 12:14, 1 November 2016 (UTC).

    Gravitation Potion or Meteor Shot. I would prefer GP. MightyDirtKing (talk) 09:18, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

    Mobile users needed[edit source]

    The wiki has some conflicting info on informational accessories obtainable by Mobile players. It is a known issue that informational accessories do not function on Mobile, I simply wish to determine if the items are obtainable. I'm hoping Mobile players can help clear up some confusion. From what I have deduced:

    Mobile Version Only
    Item Source
    Compass.png Compass cannot be crafted, and not a drop, therefore it's unobtainable
    Depth Meter.png Depth Meter Cave Bat.png Cave Bat (.5% drop chance)
    Gold Watch.png Gold Watch Pc only.pngConsole only.png (all watches) cannot be crafted, and not a drop, therefore it's unobtainable
    GPS.png GPS if the Compass and Watch are unobtainable, this cannot be crafted, and not a drop, therefore it's unobtainable
    The 1.3.1 update (not yet released on Mobile) added 14 more: Radar, Lifeform Analyzer, Tally Counter, DPS Meter, Stopwatch, Metal Detector, Fisherman's Pocket Guide, Weather Radio, Sextant, R.E.K. 3000, Goblin Tech, Fish Finder, PDA, Cell Phone.

    If any of this info is in error, please comment how you have obtained the item. – Ferretwings (talk) 20:31, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

    During the first Mobile Christmas update in 2014, some of these would drop from presents. Do they still drop during the Christmas holiday season (December 15–31)? If a Mobile user could change their date between December 15–31, and check on this, that would be great :) – Ferretwings (talk) 20:50, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
    All watches currently uncraftable therefore unobtainable on mobile, but does not apply to console. GPS also unobtainable on mobile. I've tested it.
    Mobile Version Only
    Item Source
    Toolbelt.png Toolbelt Supposed to be bought from Goblin Tinkerer, but unobtainable on mobile (obtainable on console)
    Ruler.png Ruler Also supposed to be bought from Gob tinker, but nien!

    Pretty darn sure when the 1.3.0.1 update is released to the mobile version, all the missing informational accesories. Not sure if they will put it in one big update, though. Probably be multiple patches to introduce all content introduced in the 1.3.0.1 update, just to prevent data overload and memory limitations. Also, I'm pretty sure old-gen devices with less than 16 gigs of memory will not be supported along with iOS 6 & 7 devices from Apple. Apart from that, what you've written is completely correct. Also, during the Christmas update, all enemies capable of dropping items all had a chance to drop presents, and the presents would contain everything they did on the PC version. Trust me, I've opened more than enough to know this. :P LordofEditing (talk) 20:59, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

    Use of alchemy table in placed bottle tool template[edit source]

    If you go to Thread, you'll see that Purple thread says it can be crafted on the Alchemy Table, when in fact, it can only be crafted with the Placed Bottle or alchemy station. Is there a way to remove this, as it is untrue in some cases such as this one.TOTORO01 (talk) 11:08, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

    Good catch! I can edit the template. I guess I'll call the mobile's crafting station "Alchemy station". Is there an image? Or should I just use the Placed Bottle image? – Ferretwings (talk) 12:44, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    After thinking about it for a bit, it would make more sense to call the pc's crafting station "Alchemy Table", and mobile's crafting station "Placed Bottle". Quite a number of pages for me to edit, lol! But it makes more sense to me, so I will bite the bullet. – Ferretwings (talk) 13:12, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    Okay, sounds good! thanks!TOTORO01 (talk) 13:35, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    However, the placed bottle is available on all versions, not just mobile. I guess the mobile version just calls it the alchemy station?TOTORO01 (talk) 13:39, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    lol, I was just about to say the same! Using "Alchemy Table" as the tool may not be obvious to editors that a Placed Bottle could be used as the crafting station instead. Since all (?) mobile users realize what an Alchemy Station is, I'll use that as the "mobile only" crafting station.
    So for all editors reading this, "Placed Bottle" will be the crafting tool for "all version" recipes, and "Alchemy Station" will be for "mobile only" recipes. – Ferretwings (talk) 13:48, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    Okay, I like that idea.TOTORO01 (talk) 13:54, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
    Apparently, "Alchemy Station" was already in the template, lol! I should have checked. I need some mobile user advice on whether it should say "Placed Bottle" or "Alchemy Station". If a mobile user could check the Purple Thread recipe on the Thread page, that would be great :) – Ferretwings (talk) 14:06, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

    Where are the portal guns for iOS?[edit source]

    I mean come on,the desktop version gets portal guns so should the iOS version. That means that there should be all of the bosses to get the portal gun. Especially the lunar events. I feel like you are holding the iOS users back. It would be a dream to... --Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.51.102.98 (talkcontribs) 22:31, 6 November 2016‎

    We are not the game's developers. To address game suggestions or problems, use the official forum instead (where the developers also tend to hang out), at http://forums.terraria.org/index.php?forums/. To respond to your question, iOS gets game updates at a delayed rate. All the mobile versions lack many of the newer features in the desktop version, but most end up in mobile eventually. Equazcion (talk) 22:38, 6 Nov 2016 (UTC)

    Requests to be added to the contributor list at the top of the Community noticeboard page[edit source]

    Shinobi19 (talk), 3DS version

    <conversation copied over from my talk page> – Ferretwings (talk)
    I can add you. How long have you been playing Terraria on the 3DS? Are you prepared to look up crafting recipes? :D I may ask you to look up crafting recipes from version 1.2.1 or later, to see if it's available on the 3DS. – Ferretwings (talk) 04:20, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
    I have had Terraria on 3DS since about February, but have made pretty descent progress.
    I am always ready to look up crafting recipes, and have memorized most of them.
    1.2.1 has not come out on 3DS yet. 3DS is still in 1.0.3. Shinobi19 (talk) 20:25, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
    3DS 1.03 is the equivalent of PC 1.2. I know they have some additional content as well from PC 1.2.4. Have you reached Hardmode yet? – Ferretwings (talk) 22:30, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
    I've been in Hardmode for a while. Maybe nearish June? All I know is that I've been in Hardmode a while, and I also have made a another Pre-Hardmode character & world. So if you need data from either, I am happy to help. Also, I have not been on the main page for a while, and did not see the version part of 3DS. I am stuck on Golem though. I just can't beat him! Shinobi19 (talk) 01:01, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

    TOTORO01 (talk), PC source code, PC images.

    You have access to the decompiled version of Terraria on the PC? – Ferretwings (talk) 03:09, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
    Yes I have access to the terraria source code.TOTORO01 (talk) 03:23, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

    Strange template behaviour[edit source]

    We've been getting some strange template behavior. It could be caused by the sheer volume of edits today. Maybe? The errors seem to clear up pretty quickly. Just hang in there folks, assume your edits are good (most of them are) and give the website some time to catch up, lol! :) – Ferretwings (talk) 15:32, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

    Merge Tavernkeep's sentry minions[edit source]

    I created Flameburst sentry summons to merge the three Flameburst pages together. I think it might be best to redirect them there, and do something similar for the Lightning Aura weapons etc. They're identical weapons with some varying stats, and there's a lot of repeat info to copy constantly between all these pages. Having a single page for each of the four sentry types would also make it clearer to readers how they relate to each other. Equazcion (talk) 03:11, 20 Nov 2016 (UTC)

    I think that's a good idea.TOTORO01 (talk) 03:24, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
    I like the idea as well. Another option would have been to create a labeled section for transcluding shared information, but having them all on one page is probably the best way to go. – Ferretwings (talk) 03:45, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
    Thanks for the input, and done. Much of the intro info still needs to be repeated on the four pages, so maybe a template might still be an idea. Equazcion (talk) 20:00, 20 Nov 2016 (UTC)

    Add Betsy[edit source]

    We need to add Betsy on the front page in the section titled "Bosses" 98.167.215.218 07:57, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

    Betsy is an event boss, which so far aren't listed as independent boss links on the main page. I think it might be best to leave it as one or the other (either the event link or boss links, but not both), as it might be redundant otherwise, and make the main page unnecessarily long...? Equazcion (talk) 20:00, 20 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    But, in all ways isn't Betsy a lot like a normal boss? I haven't checked through the files, but I'm pretty sure that it could be considered a boss, given that it has it's own treasure bag. 98.167.215.218 20:33, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
    Good point. Although the Ogre and Dark Mage have unimplemented Treasure Bags, so if we put Betsy on the main page and those other ones ever become things, we might have to re-evaluate what constitutes a boss. Also bosses like Pumpking and Ice Queen seem at least as difficult and drop items about as powerful... regardless of their having no Treasure Bags, I think Betsy alone without those would be inconsistent. Maybe they should all be there. I dunno.
    The purpose of the links on the main page is not entirely clear, since people who come here to look up information as they play are going to use the search line or Google. I view the main page as a big advertisement, or for people who want to see a sampling of stuff they might be missing and want to look for. If it were meant to be comprehensive, we wouldn't just have "rare enemies" there.
    So um... I'm not sure where that leaves us. Maybe the event bosses should go up there. We just have to keep the page from getting too long. Terraria has lots of stuff. Welcoming opinions below if anybody has. Equazcion (talk) 21:10, 27 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    As someone who actually uses the front page, I would not add Betsy (or the other event bosses) to the list of bosses.
    I use the front page mostly to have quick access to a few key items (I want to check an NPC, look up a boss or event etc). I am mostly to lazy to type in the search bar or I do not remember the name of what I am searching (or even the correct writing ;-) ). For that I need a clear structure, at which I can find all of the items in the game within a few clicks. Of course one click would be the optimum but searching the on the front page is already a problem and there was a reason why I used "clear structure".
    The reason why I would separate event bosses from normal bosses is, that if I want to know something about an event boss, I want also know about the event as the boss is only a part of the event and not the mayor event. In contrast to "normal" bosses, where I concentrate on the boss itself (including the summoning). Betsy is a bit of a special case, because she will only spawn once per event (and drops a loot bag) but she is also part of that event and other monsters spawn beside her, which can destroy the gate.
    Another argument could be that bosses and events are part of the progression of the game, but the event bosses are just part of the event.
    As already mentioned in my opinion we should not add another ~10 bosses to the front page as the page is already quite full, and the event bosses are easily accessible with only one more click, which in my opinion is ok. Flisch42 (talk) 14:11, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

    Mobile vs 3DS[edit source]

    When the 3DS version appeared, I advocated for it being treated as a Console version, but this appears to be making less and less sense. If everything Mobile tends to also apply to 3DS, maybe it's time to treat 3DS as a Mobile platform. If you have an opinion on this please share, as my knowledge of 3DS, Mobile, and Console versions is very limited. Equazcion (talk) 20:00, 20 Nov 2016 (UTC)

    DD2 armor set bonuses[edit source]

    Perusing the code revealed that the Dark Artist set is just an "alternate" upgraded version of the Apprentice set. The same goes for Monk -> Shinobi, Huntress -> Red Riding, Squire -> Valhalla.

    What isn't clear is whether the set bonuses are identical or if the upgraded armors also have upgraded set bonuses. The tooltips on the upgraded sets are pretty general ("greatly enhanced" ... what does that mean?). I don't have access to the complete code yet as I'm on the road and my laptop doesn't handle the decompile well.

    Just pointing this out in case someone wants to investigate and update the info on the various armor pages and sentry summon pages (like here etc). Equazcion (talk) 04:00, 21 Nov 2016 (UTC)

    Dropped by or dropped from[edit source]

    There are many pages but most of them have different versions of this, I'm wondering if it should be dropped by or dropped from?TOTORO01 (talk) 07:46, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

    It should be "dropped by." "Dropped from" tends to mean something different, like when you're dropped from your insurance plan, or when something is dropped from a certain height. When we want to state who dropped something, we're saying who it was "dropped by."
    Not the biggest deal in the world, but if I'm already editing a page and see "dropped from," I'll tend to tweak it to "dropped by." Equazcion (talk) 13:09, 21 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    Good point. "Dropped from" would probably be best used to describe items obtained from grab bags or smashed Shadow Orbs/Crimson Hearts. – Ferretwings (talk) 13:36, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
    Okay so "dropped from" could be used to describe something from an object whereas "dropped by" should be used to describe something from a Boss or NPC or something like that?TOTORO01 (talk) 05:38, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

    Mobile users needed - Pumpkin Moon Medallion[edit source]

    A mobile user recently edited the Pumpkin Moon Medallion page, changing the Pumpkin amount to 10. On the desktop version, it's 30. The editor has made reliable edits before, but still it could be a mistake.

    Question: Does the mobile version recipe differ from the desktop version? – Ferretwings (talk) 03:44, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

    Confirming that it's 30 pumpkins, 5 ectoplasm, and 10 hallowed bars on mobile. Planterra took a bit longer to beat than I anticipated... Shadowsyllvet (talk) 10:32, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
    Thank you :) – Ferretwings (talk) 13:14, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
    My pleasure. You can add me to the table of editors with mobile access if you'd like. I enjoy helping. I also have PC, but I don't do source diving. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 13:21, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

    Line break between potions[edit source]

    I tried editing the template for the Recipes/Placed_Bottle page to include a line break after each potion. As it stands, the potion ingredients run together and it is difficult to tell where one potion ends and the next begins. None of my attempts were successful. Could someone pleas make them easier to read? Shadowsyllvet (talk) 07:45, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

    There is a horizontal line separating each potion, your page must not be loading properly.TOTORO01 (talk) 07:47, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
    Think the issue might be that I'm using a TV as a monitor. I can see most line like that but there's nothing there for me this time. Is the line blue or black btw? Shadowsyllvet (talk) 08:13, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
    Ah, I see, it's gray.TOTORO01 (talk) 08:24, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
    Shadowsyllvet, I edited your User:Shadowsyllvet/common.css to show you a thicker black line in those recipe listings. You can edit that page and get rid of its one line if you ever want to deactivate this. PS. If you don't see the line, try ctrl-F5 to hard-refresh your browser. Equazcion (talk) 08:30, 22 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    Thank you! It's perfectly visible now, working on confirming the issue above mine with the pumpkin medallion recipe. have to wait til night to summon the mech bosses, should be done in 20 min or so, Shadowsyllvet (talk) 09:25, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

    Mobile, Xbox, and Playstation users needed - Crate Potion[edit source]

    To my knowledge, the mobile recipe for Crate Potion does NOT contain Deathweed. I this correct? Could a mobile user (and possibly a console user as well) look over the Console/Mobile version recipe for Crate Potion? Thanks :) – Ferretwings (talk) 23:18, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

    The recipe on the Wii U version (which should be the same as the other console versions) is
    Crafting Station
    Bottle (crafting station).png Alchemy Station
    Ingredient(s) Amount
    Bottled Water.png Bottled Water 1
    Amber.png Amber 1
    Waterleaf.png Waterleaf 1
    Moonglow.png Moonglow 1
    Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn 1
    Result
    Crate Potion.png Crate Potion 1
    Eraloiz (talk) 12:46, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
    I believe it is correct, as if it is the same on Wii U version, it should be exactly the same. I've also looked through the Mobile version History and have found no evidence of a recipe change that involves adding Deathweed. To my knowledge, I believe Deathweed is not used, but I'll have to check that. LordofEditing (talk) 22:26, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
    On mobile it is:
    Crafting Station
    Bottle (crafting station).png Alchemy Station
    Ingredient(s) Amount
    Bottled Water.png Bottled Water 1
    Amber.png Amber 1
    Deathweed.png Deathweed 1
    Moonglow.png Moonglow 1
    Result
    Crate Potion.png Crate Potion 1
    Shadowsyllvet (talk) 00:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
    Hmmm... we may need Xbox and Playstation input as well. :/ Shadowsyllvet, are you iOS, Android Amazon, Android Google, or Windows Phone? – Ferretwings (talk) 04:19, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
    Android Google here. Is there any difference between the mobile platforms? I'm aware that Amazon had at least one exclusive item and the coding language might be different. I always assumed the others were straight ports. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 04:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
    So far, there's been no difference. Still, I like to keep track, just in case. – Ferretwings (talk) 04:31, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

    Merging Lead and Iron pages[edit source]

    Fellow contributers, would you be in favor of merging the pages for Iron Anvil and Lead Anvil?

    Both pages are 98% identical as one item is just an alternative to the other. A similar merge has already been done with the Mythril and Orichalcum Anvils in the Hardmode Anvils page. I took the liberty of doing the work of moving the info from Lead Anvil Page to the Iron one. The edits are currently in stand-by.

    You can take a look at the proposed edits here: http://terraria.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Iron_Anvil&diff=653445&oldid=638575

    For the new title I would suggest either:

    • Iron/Lead Anvils

    or

    • Pre-Hardmode Anvils

    In this case should a new page be created and redirect the two old ones to the new one?

    --Leonord curse (talk) 16:35, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

    Probably a good idea. The items are practically identical, and already both get their recipes from the same external list: Recipes/Iron Anvil.
    • Here are the current differences between the Iron and Lead anvil pages: cross-page diff.
    I guess "Pre-Hardmode Anvils" is the way to go for the new title, as it follows from Hardmode Anvils. Welcoming any other opinions below. Equazcion (talk) 16:55, 30 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    Thank you for posting this in the community noticeboard first, I agree that these two pages should be merged, and that the name should be "pre-hardmode anvils".TOTORO01 (talk) 20:06, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
    I agree that we should merge the pages. As with other pages that have similarities, such as the hardmode anvils, and enemy variants such as the Shadow Hammer. What do you think about a merger with all the pages that come under the worm category be merged into one large page? Also, if we have an events page, what's with the separate pages for the events themselves? What do you think? LordofEditing (talk) 20:47, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
    I also support this merge, but combining all the event pages is going a bit far, as each event has different enemies that require different play styles. I think the events page is fine as it is. Each event should have it's own page so that tips and special requirements can be listed easily without too much content on one page. Same with the Worms page, I think the small tips and stuff should be kept separate from such a page, but a compilation of all the worm enemies is fine. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 20:57, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
    The worms and events should remain separate. Merging the two Anvils makes sense because the two have identical details, and when one needs to be edited currently, those edits need to be replicated on the other page. This is not true for events, or for worms in general.
    Actually, and this is going off on a tangent, but I think the current events page has already been taken a bit too far with specific info best left to individual pages. It's best to avoid duplicating specifics on multiple pages, as one or the other becomes out-of-date easily when details change and pages are reworked. The purpose of pages like events is to list them so people can see which events are available, not so they can see what each event contains. They can then refer to individual event pages that interest them, where the details of an event can be maintained in one location. Equazcion (talk) 21:19, 30 Nov 2016 (UTC)
    Regarding worms: I think all those enemies differ from each other too much and come up in completelly different situations. If I'm looking up the Destroyer what does it help to see the Crawltipede at the same time? Weapon suggestions and such are also different as they all come up at different phases of the game.
    Regarding events: I think events are really big and important subjects that deserve their own pages. --Leonord curse (talk) 07:29, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

    As no one had any reason against merging we now have a new page: Pre-Hardmode Anvils. --Leonord curse (talk) 07:29, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

    A little late, but thanks :) :) It had been on my todo list for some time. – Ferretwings (talk) 14:32, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

    Project - Page suggestions[edit source]

    I have the subpage User:Myfinalettempt/Page Suggestions, I don't know if we should have a project page like that with a changed {{/header}} bit also with the how to use list. I just thought about it. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 17:16, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

    Sorry but I don't understand at all what you are talking about. Could you please explain yourself again? --Leonord curse (talk) 17:40, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

    I do also play on ps3, I'm going OK with terraria there. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 17:18, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

    If anybody needs to suggest a page they can do so here, at the community noticeboard. It doesn't happen often enough that we need a separate venue. As for the suggestion that's there... try as I might, I can't see much use in a template that tells people the page they're currently looking at is empty. Unused talk pages generally don't even exist. We'd be creating a lot of pages just to place a notice on them stating that they're empty -- which seems silly, and would add unnecessary complications. Equazcion (talk) 17:45, 1 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    Merge Clentaminator and Solution pages[edit source]

    Reasoning: The Solution page is very small, Solution is useless without the Clentaminator, and the Clentaminator is useless without Solution. Obviously leave a redirect behind. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 12:03, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

    This actually sounds kind of reasonable. Not long ago I was searching for where to buy clentaminator ammo but I did not remember the name of the ammo so I just went to the clentaminator page. I'm not a fan of merging too much but this might be usefull. --Leonord_cursetalk」 13:37, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
    I just did this merge. If anyone has any objections feel free to state them, it can always be undone (if there's a good argument to). Equazcion (talk) 16:56, 4 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    New template proposal: Incomplete page and Missing information[edit source]

    Not long ago I did a renewal of the Settings page that had been forgotten for ages. I added all new setting but did not have neither time nor knowledge to write descriptions for all the new stuff so I marked as stub so that people know that the page needs help. Later I learned that the stub was not appropiate for that situation so I was thinking that the wiki lacks a template/tag for pages that are basically missing content or info of stuff that was added in later updates.

    Uses of the proposed template/tag:

    • This template would help people find and contribute to update the wiki when we have game updates by looking at the respective category.
    • When an update is released we could add the template to all pages that need updates looking at the changelog so that we don't forget to add that content to the wiki.
    • The tag would be small like the [citation needed] or Verify tags and help signalize small bits of info that are missing on older pages.

    I've already made a sketch of how both could look. It can be seen in my sandbox: User:Leonord_curse/Sandbox#Testing new templates The template still lacks an image and I can't decide how the tag should look like. Please feel free to make suggestion by making a copy and pasting with your changes.

    What do you people think about this proposal? ----Leonord cursetalk」 13:49, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

    I think the {{stub}} template serves its purpose well. Even though it's sort of been overused lately, I think that one category stating that there is missing or incomplete content is enough. The second template you presented below might be useful, but should probably be made less flashy and add content to Category:Article stubs. Here's a possible appearance-
    • This is incomplete content.[Incomplete]
    4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 15:57, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
    There are definitelly a lot of "stub" articles. I could bet 80% of those are fine already. I imagined with this template something more concrete that tells you exactly that something is missing rather than that the whole page could be improved. By example if new weapons get added would you mark the main weapons page as a stub? The incomplete template could say the reason exactly "1.3.5 ranged weapons missing". --Leonord cursetalk」 16:29, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
    This is one of those things that seems logical but might end up hurting. Take into consideration what exactly drives average people to contribute to editing a wiki. Wiki psychology is that people are more likely to want to edit when it makes them feel smart and powerful. Eg: You see an official-looking page with out-of-date info and update it because you think you might be among the first to have realized something was wrong. That makes you feel important. Otherwise you just feel like someone being begged to do volunteer work. "Here's a job for you, please help, this page needs [this] and [this]." "Nah, I'll let someone else do that. Nobody's paying me. Why would I do your work for you?" The stub template is sort of ok 'cause it's more benign and inconspicuous, but even that one still might hurt this way, if to a lesser degree. Equazcion (talk) 19:21, 3 Dec 2016 (UTC)
    That is an interesting theory about motivation. Personally I've never felt that way but I see how it could be possible.
    The thing is that right now the are no tools to keep track of missing information and preventing abandoned articles. It is also hard to ask other contributors for help as talk pages are mostly ignored. Wikis work best as a hive-mind. No one can go around checking everything but it is really easy if there is a like a pin board where other users have asked for help. If a banner on the top is not a good idea I still support the [Missing info] tag. It is inconspicuous but points precisely to where help is needed and could be tracked easily in the things to do page. I would NOT group it with the stub pages but make a separate category for it. --Leonord cursetalk」 19:54, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
    Could someone point to a current page where something like this would be useful? Pinging User:Shadowsyllvet as they had a similar suggestion just now at Template talk:Stub.
    In my view this would only be useful on new pages created just after updates are released, and those pages tend to get completed soon after anyway. Is there any kind of ongoing need to point out missing info on pages? The only cases I can imagine are for mobile/console info we'll never have, like precise drop rates for mobile/console-exclusive items, which would usually mean the pages would remain tagged forever (we don't have access to mobile/console source code like we do for the desktop versions).
    PS. On the "overuse" comment, {{stub}} is basically always applied to new pages when Terraria updates are released, which is why you see them so much. They can probably be removed from nearly all the 1.3.4[.x] pages now. Equazcion (talk) 23:05, 4 Dec 2016 (UTC)
    I need specifics on the Flame Trap page. I'd like to make it a stub and say that I need to know if a trap ALWAYS naturally spawns horizontally or if (since the update it can now be reoriented) it sometimes spawns vertically? The text on the page could be clarified. like so:
    • Although naturally generated Flame Traps always spawn in a horizontal position, Players can reorient them in 90° increments using a hammer. (This is noted in the history but not in the article itself)
    • Flame traps generally spawn in a horizontal orientation but rarely spawn vertically.Verify They may also be rotated in 90° increments using a hammer. (I have no idea if this is true or not but would like help finding out)
    While I could simply post this on the discussion page, the article itself needs to be expanded on. The stub tag at the top of the page along with a reason will inform the casual user that specific information is needed. Edit: added nocat to verify tag(19:07, 6 December 2016 (UTC)). Shadowsyllvet (talk) 02:55, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
    Yes, this would be mostly used after updates but we do have other niche templates like: Image requested or Nutshell (lol). Even Source is probably almost never used as this is a videogame wiki. At this point I'm mostly interested on having the tag to replace all the random "?" symbols when something is missing. For examples I know some, just of the pages I've edited lately. Maybe some other users can give others but now that the big work of the update is finished we certainly have fewer examples. Settings missing stuff everywhere; On Fire! see cascade (there is probably similar stuff all over the wiki). --Leonord cursetalk」 23:36, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
    I was waiting for other comments but I guess you can go ahead with this if someone wants to start coding it. My only input would be I don't think it should be something that replaces {{stub}}, meaning it shouldn't be made to universally apply to all new pages, but for cases where we need to point out something specific that's missing on a page. Equazcion (talk) 23:02, 5 Dec 2016 (UTC)
    I got something up at {{info request}}. It uses DPL to compile everything to Terraria Wiki:Article info requests. Equazcion (talk) 04:42, 6 Dec 2016 (UTC)
    Looks really good. I like that it sits at the bottom of the page, out of view. The list of all info requests also looks really good. Nice job. --Leonord cursetalk」 23:22, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
    Thanks :) Equazcion (talk) 23:26, 7 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    Template: Undetailed[edit source]

    Split off from the section above -- Equazcion (talk) 23:02, 5 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    Related to the proposal: Another user just created a new template called {{undetailed}}. How is that one different from {{stub}}? --Leonord cursetalk」 18:24, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

    It is essentially the same and I pointed the user to this discussion before going any further. I am only not sure to remove the template already. Flisch42 (talk) 18:34, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
    It is more likely for pages that don't have much detail, so it is a bit boring to read the page but at the same time useful as you want to know what this thing is. I might need to change up the template to know what I'm talking about. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 20:10, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
    Also I wanted to change the colour of it, this hasn't went pretty good...:
    The text is different as it is from my sandbox. I will probably need something like a list of colour codes.Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 20:38, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
    List of color codes. :^) 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 21:23, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
    {{undetailed}} did seem to serve the same purpose as {{stub}}, only larger. Meanwhile, there's a reason {{stub}} is small, text-only, and less conspicuous. I've just deleted {{undetailed}} -- and would like to, once again, encourage User:Myfinalettempt to focus on smaller article edits, rather than continue looking for opportunities to create pages. Equazcion (talk) 22:09, 4 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    Should duplicate hyperlinks be deleted[edit source]

    So, like the title states, should we only have 1 of any hyperlink to the same page? Like if a page had the hyperlink [[Blocks]] and then a bit down the page the same hyperlink [[Blocks]] is used, should the second one be deleted?TOTORO01 (talk) 22:46, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

    Links can be repeated on a page. It's only considered "overlinking" if duplicate links are too close together and generally in the same section, such that they distract more than they help.
    There's no hard and fast rule, so use your judgment. Leave a link where one would be helpful, remove if a convenient link is already close enough. Generally links can be repeated in separate sections and tables (box templates), and even separate paragraphs, if a section is long enough. Equazcion (talk) 22:57, 5 Dec 2016 (UTC)
    You could, except the resulting hyperlink would either be in bold text, or will just redirect you back the page you're on. If you take a look at the Paintings page, you'll see that none of the paintings have hyperlinks on them, as they would just redirect the viewer back to the same page. So you should, or replace them with bold text. LordofEditing (talk) 22:59, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
    I'd suggest that it be on a case by case basis. Duplicates in a single paragraph are unnecessary, but in a large page with multiple sections it should be acceptable. You have to remember that you can get to a specific section by hyperlink and completely miss the top of the page. Namely the Summon weapons#Tavernkeep's sentries. Someone may not see(or be interested in) the rest of the page because they followed a redirect. So the armor hyperlink is valid. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 23:01, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
    Okay, I was thinking the same thing about hyperlinks not being too close together.TOTORO01 (talk) 23:20, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

    Nutshell[edit source]

    I don't know if this is a good idea but I think {{Nutshell}} deserves it's own category to see what pages have this template. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 16:58, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

    You can see all pages that use nutshell by clicking on "what links here" under tools on the left navbar. A category would not have any uses as nutshell is not a maintenance template. --Leonord cursetalk」 23:18, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

    Categorizing Quotes[edit source]

    Moved from Talk:Tax Collector

    I like the way the quotes are categorized by NPC. I noticed the Dryad#Quotes wasn't categorized in the same way though. Should the other NPC's be edited to match this? Shadowsyllvet (talk) 18:55, 9 December 2016 (UTC) Edit: Misrepresented which NPC wasn't categorized in the same way, changed the link to point to the Dryad. 19:24, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

    I like this too, what about categorizing by every factor? i.e. "in a crimson world only" or "in a corrupt world only" (different wording but something along those lines).TOTORO01 (talk) 19:01, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
    Hmm, the majority of the world type quotes only differ by the name of the world. When the quote is unique to that type of world, I'd be in favor of a specific category. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 19:09, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
    I think the quotes for all NPCs should be matched with Tax Collector#Quotes.TOTORO01 (talk) 19:31, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
    There doesn't seem to be any opposition to this after two days of sitting here. I'm going to get started on it soon. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 19:05, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
    Working my way down the NPC#Town NPCs list, edited [from Guide - Party Girl] so far. Taking a break now so if anyone edits more let me know please. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 05:18, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
    Hey Shadowsyllvet, I completed the rest of the NPCs and double checked all previously finished ones.TOTORO01 (talk) 08:21, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

    Not true[edit source]

    The Crimson page says it's harder to survive than the Corruption but that doesn't seem to be true as I've tested this and in the Corruption I died and in the Crimson I nearly died but survived. Should this text be changed? Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 17:40, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

    Agreed. While the sentence seems to be based on the stats of the crimson enemies being stronger, the wording seems like an opinion based on assumed data. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 19:03, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
    I would just remove that part. Those weakly funded opinion "facts" don't help anyone. --Leonord cursetalk」 20:54, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
    I have changed it up. Unfortunately a few bits might not make sense so if you find something that just doesn't stand out to you, be sure to change it. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User information (by Myfinalettempt) 20:32, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
    But this is based on probability, though the data might prove to be right, it all depends on spawning conditions and chances. LordofEditing =(Talk)= 21:01, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
    In my experience players do tend to say the crimson is harder but has better gear. But something like that is difficult to verify (especially when at this point some opinions may have been influenced by the wiki saying so for a long time). If we accept that is has better gear though, it does tend to reason that the tradeoff would be that you need the better gear to survive in the harsher environment.
    If it's true that Crimson enemies tend to have higher life/damage/defense, that could be stated alone as something verifiable, without the need to point out what "most people think" -- and let the reader decide whether this means the Crimson is more difficult. Equazcion (talk) 21:34, 13 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    I have compared Crimson enemies to Corruption enemies and Crimson enemies do tend to be stronger and there are more Crimson enemies than there are Corrupt ones. Now, this doesn't mean that the Corruption can't be stronger, as LordofEditing pointed out, it's based on probability, conditions, spawning, and many other things that cannot be directly compared. The Eater of Worlds has more health but may do less damage than its counterpart, the Brain of Cthulhu, which has less health but does more damage. I think that leaving it as it is right now, and not adding biased information is the way to go. If you feel differently, please comment below.TOTORO01 (talk) 21:35, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

    I agree with TOTORO01, for biasing just makes people not want to go there and people start complaining on the forums about how they're missing certain biome exclusive items, and then people start replying to them and everything becomes stuffed up. LordofEditing =(Talk)= 22:11, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

    Protected Page Changing[edit source]

    As it says on the {{EditMainpage}} page, we want every user to contribute to every page. I've made some subpages that may 'sort that out'. The highlighted bit is what I'm focusing on:

    Note: This page is for users to propose changes for the Main Page. The Main Page is a potential target for mass vandalism, however we want every user to be able to contribute to every page.

    The thing I've made is a sort of talk page. I've got some preset pages for if this does come to mind:

    1. User:Myfinalettempt/Terraria Wiki:Edit Suggestions
    2. User:Myfinalettempt/Terraria Wiki:Edit Suggestions/Header

    The main thing behind this idea is because of that the {{EditMainpage}} says we want every user to be able to contribute to every page and a few pages are protected from users and IP addresses. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info - Myfinalettempt 13:50, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

    On the bottom right of the main page there is a link for suggestions already: https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Terraria_Wiki/editcopy --Leonord cursetalk」 14:13, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
    No, I mean for other protected pages - it's just the idea came from {{EditMainpage}}. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info - Myfinalettempt 14:37, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
    What other protected pages do we have? I have no idea. --Leonord cursetalk」 14:40, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
    There is a few templates (I wouldn't recommend editing templates) and also I believe that a few help pages are also protected. The main reason I would suggest editing a help page is to add more info and make it better. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info - Myfinalettempt 14:46, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
    Edit - these are the pages I just know (or I forgot are not protected) are protected:
    1. Terraria Wiki
    2. Terraria wiki:Rules
    3. Terraria Wiki:Style Guide
    4. Template:=
    In my opinion, if you wanted to propose changes to a protected page, you would use its talk page. The reason the Main Page is an exception to this is because its talk page redirects to the community noticeboard, and a new user who wants to just update the version number may not want to go make a whole post on the noticeboard about it. Also, adding such a template to pages such as Template:= wouldn't be very helpful, as those pages are evasion templates, and nobody would feel the need to change them. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 15:32, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
    ^ What he said. Suggestions for templates should be posted to their talk pages, as that's part of what talk pages exist for, whether a page is protected or not. An entire "sandbox" copy of a template to illustrate formatting changes can also be posted to its individual talk page. Also, another reason the main page has a permanent draft is because it's a large page with complex code that changes often, and posting sandbox copies of formatting changes would get unmanageable quickly. PS. Since it was asked, here's the list of protected pages: Special:ProtectedPages. Equazcion (talk) 15:42, 21 Dec 2016 (UTC)

    Speedy Deletion[edit source]

    I think every wiki should have speedy deletion. See what I'm talking about at the Gamepedia Help Wiki. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info - Myfinalettempt 17:54, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

    Nearly all deletions at Terraria Wiki are "speedy." Speedy deletion is for wikis where deletions are generally discussed beforehand and a consensus needs to be reached across the community before they occur. A speedy delete is one that doesn't require that discussion, which is what most of our deletions are. Equazcion (talk) 18:04, 1 Jan 2017 (UTC)

    Terraria wiki offline/downloadable version[edit source]

    I have never found a good way to access the terraria wiki offline. Does anyone know how much work it would be to make a downloadable file which is just all of the current content pages and an index to access the content? --Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.112.206.74 (talkcontribs)

    You could put it in a .txt file al the non-wikicode text, which then can be viewed offline. Though you'll be able to copy statistics, they just won't be in their corresponding infoboxes. LordofEditing =(Talk)= 19:54, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
    HTTrack is free software to download any website for offline browsing. It's been around a long time and it's become the fairly standard method. That said, some websites don't like it when people do this, and might prevent mass downloads of their content. I don't know offhand whether you'll have success using it with Gamepedia wikis. There's not much harm in trying though. Equazcion (talk) 19:57, 4 Jan 2017 (UTC)
    Addendum: There might be some risk involved -- your IP could possibly be automatically blocked from accessing the site if your activity is deemed abusive. This is just conjecture though. So, try at your own risk. Equazcion (talk) 20:02, 4 Jan 2017 (UTC)

    No More Dummy Ghosts[edit source]

    To my knowledge, there exists not dummy ghosts presently. The other day, I was on and DicemanX's world I was playing around with some of his stuff. I noticed something wasn't working. Turns out there doesn't seem to be dummy ghosts anymore. 99% of people will be completely unaffected. The only people who would be are people who use them for their crazy contraptions, hopefully the Crew at Relogic has given us something to do with the logic gates. I want to be wrong, I really, really do, bu unfortunately, it seems to not be the case.

    HoulyDoggy (talk) 07:40, 5 January 2017 (UTC)Andrew

    I just tested it. Dummy ghosts still exist. You can test it too. Just place one on top of a teleporter and teleport it away then try to damage it. --Leonord cursetalk」 12:47, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

    Templates[edit source]

    Is there a list of templates used in this wiki?? 5.134.110.61 16:29, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

    Category:Templates. Equazcion (talk) 16:36, 9 Jan 2017 (UTC)
    For a complete alphabetized list, //terraria.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Special:AllPages&namespace=10 (includes template re-directs) – Ferretwings (talk) 17:08, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

    Broken Mod/es page?[edit source]

    When I go to the Mod/es page, it says
    The revision #539040 of the page named "Mod/es" does not exist.
    
    This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log

    The page's history is intact, and it is indeed part of the Spanish Translation Project. Is anybody else getting this strange error? – Ferretwings (talk) 14:25, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

    I saw the error too. Deleting and re-creating the page seems to have fixed it. Equazcion (talk) 17:18, 19 Jan 2017 (UTC)

    Npc infobox immunity field[edit source]

    I made a field for the NPC infobox which displays the debuffs an enemy is immune to, but I'm thinking its a bit complicated. In order to list an enemy's immunities, you would have to insert immune = yes, then list any categories or pages that would otherwise replace its name on the debuff pages. Using immunecat[1-3] = Boss NPCs or immunepage[1-3] = Boss should allow you to add to the pages it scans for, and if the {{{name|}}} were to differ from the {{PAGENAME}}, you could use overridename = Skeletron to set a different name.

    ...And then the alternative is manually inserting the debuffs, which is a bit more flexible.

    Is this method too complicated, or is it simple enough to be used? 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 14:09, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

    That might be a bit too complicated. To be honest I don't quite understand how it works. Manually entering debuffs via something like {{linked icon}} might be best. Equazcion (talk) 21:43, 20 Jan 2017 (UTC)
    I'm looking it over. I do like the idea of having the information in one place. The trouble with the debuff lists is that they need to be manually updated. How is the info stored in the source code? Would it make more sense to store the immunity info in the infobox, and use dpls on the debuff pages to retrieve it? – Ferretwings (talk) 22:56, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
    True, storing the immunities in the infobox would be easier… I'll start working on implementing that. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 14:09, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

    Crafts row[edit source]

    I've made some changes to the Crafts row (I haven't copied it over yet). There were some mobile recipes that use a number of either/or ingredients, and I've incorporated that capability into the crafts row. Here is an example of it's usage:

    Result IngredientsCrafting Station
    Dragon Mask.png Cobalt Helmet.png Palladium Mask.pngCobalt Helmet or Palladium Mask Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
    Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
    Mythril Helmet.png Orichalcum Mask.pngMythril Helmet or Orichalcum Mask
    Adamantite Helmet.png Titanium Mask.pngAdamantite Helmet or Titanium Mask
    Hallowed Mask.pngHallowed Mask
    Soul of Blight.pngSoul of Blight (15)
    Dragon Breastplate.png Cobalt Breastplate.png Palladium Breastplate.pngCobalt Breastplate or Palladium Breastplate
    Mythril Chainmail.png Orichalcum Breastplate.pngMythril Chainmail or Orichalcum Breastplate
    Adamantite Breastplate.png Titanium Breastplate.pngAdamantite Breastplate or Titanium Breastplate
    Hallowed Plate Mail.pngHallowed Plate Mail
    Soul of Might.pngSoul of Might (15)
    Soul of Blight.pngSoul of Blight (20)
    Dragon Greaves.png Cobalt Leggings.png Palladium Leggings.pngCobalt Leggings or Palladium Leggings
    Mythril Greaves.png Orichalcum Leggings.pngMythril Greaves or Orichalcum Leggings
    Adamantite Leggings.png Titanium Leggings.pngAdamantite Leggings or Titanium Leggings
    Hallowed Greaves.pngHallowed Greaves
    Soul of Might.pngSoul of Might (15)
    Soul of Blight.pngSoul of Blight (15)

    Right now, I'm trying to decide between using the "or" or the "/" to separate the either/or ingredients. – Ferretwings (talk) 17:00, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

    Looks good, and I'd stick with "or" as the clearer option, especially for new players. Equazcion (talk) 17:53, 20 Feb 2017 (UTC)

    PlayStation & Xbox users needed[edit source]

    The Console 1.09 update includes: "Dragon, Spectral and Titan armor now craftable with Titanium."

    It seems odd that they would add Titanium armor pieces to the recipe but not Palladium or Orichalcum. Would a console user please confirm? – Ferretwings (talk) 05:36, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

    Never mind... I posted in the forums and got a reply (and some nice screenshots). It seems strange that the devs wouldn't include Palladium and Orichalcum armor pieces, but it is what it is. – Ferretwings (talk) 13:09, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

    Mobile and 3DS users needed for Dragon, Titan, and Spectral armor recipes[edit source]

    I have recently updated the recipes for Dragon armor, Titan armor, and Spectral armor (for both mobile and console).

    Mobile users: Please verify that the Mobile recipes are correct, specifically the helmet/mask/headgear recipes.
    Are the armor pieces completely interchangeable? Can you craft the Dragon Mask with Cobalt Helmet, Orichalcum Mask, and Adamantite Helmet? Are there 6 possible recipes for Dragon Mask? That is what the current recipe layout suggests, so if this is not the case, I'll need to change it.
    If you know how, please take screenshots of all the recipes for the Dragon Mask, Titan Helmet, and Spectral Headgear - it would be most helpful (I just googled it, and it can be done).
    A console user was gracious enough to provide me with screenshots for the console version, which I will upload momentarily.

    3DS users: If your recipes are the same as for Mobile, please edit the pages or comment here.

    Thank you :) – Ferretwings (talk) 17:48, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

    I can confirm that the recipes work on the mobile version. There is only one recipe shown for each armor piece, but they will adjust between the ore types depending on which armor pieces were last picked up. (see here) –KM100 (talk) 00:37, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

    I found something[edit source]

    Hi,

    I believe i found an amusing refrence that as not been added to the wiki info. However i did not find how to add it properly to the wiki.

    The trivia i want to add is that the stardust guardian is refrence to Jojo's bizarre adventure Star platinum. I invite you to check it out but like the guardian it is a ghostly presence who stands behind it's user and punches things. Besides it comes from part 3 of Jojo "Stardust crusader" which seems like an obvious refrence. I have no statement of the devs confirming this but i believe it to be pretty obvious.

    Thank you 88.191.64.248 00:38, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

    That's been added several times before, but we now have a filter to prevent it. We require confirmation from the developer in all but the most obvious cases, because otherwise there's a flood of questionable "references" added to articles. Equazcion (talk) 00:52, 25 Feb 2017 (UTC)

    Mc MoneyPants NPC[edit source]

    Recently User:Jacobserpentine8 posted the page "Mc MoneyPants". I originally dismissed it as vandalism, but upon further investigation realized that it may very well be actual content from the Chinese New Year update of the mobile version of Terraria. I'm posting here just to ask if any mobile users can verify the content currently listed on Mc MoneyPants is actual content from the mobile version of Terraria. Thanks in advance. :^) 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 01:18, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

    IosKent may have some information, since he uploaded the original image in June 2016. – Ferretwings (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

    Terraria nintendo switch[edit source]

    Terraria has been confirmed for the switch by nintendo's twitter. Should this go on the news?

    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5xLOx9UoAEhwzv.jpg:large

    I dont know how to link the actual tweet --Leonord cursetalk」 22:36, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

    Better yet, the Terraria devs posted it to their official twitter. I've placed it on the news page. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 23:55, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

    Onyx blaster not included in list of ranged weapons[edit source]

    the Onyx blaster weapons is currently not included in the list of weapons on the page Ranged_weapons . Can sombody please add it? thanks. 92.157.189.245 11:46, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

    The Ranged weapons page currently uses a DPL to list ranged weapons, so you may have to clear your cache in order to see the Onyx Blaster on the list. I just checked the page and it appears for me. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 15:13, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
    The item hadn't been added to the Guns category. The issue has been resolved. :) – Ferretwings (talk) 15:42, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

    1.3 Coming soon to mobile and new-gen consoles (separating old-gen from new-gen)[edit source]

    With a number of platforms diverging from the established console group, perhaps it is time to add a header to each page, listing which platforms the page applies to. The Exclusive template can be re-worked, or you can take a peek at the template I created to handle it. See: Template:Available on Here is an example of its usage: {{Available on|desktop|mobile|current-gen}} (Switch will be added as a current-gen once it is released on Switch)

    This content is available on Pc only.png Desktop Current-gen icon.png PS4, Xbox One Mobile only.pngMobile

    Ferretwings (talk) 00:56, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

    I don't understand why the last link doesn't work. At first I thought the comma was throwing it off, but no: {{Available on|desktop|ios|Android|3ds|Console}} (console should be used for "all consoles" content (1.2.4); since 3DS is only 1.2 it should always be listed separately)
    This content is available on Pc only.png Desktop Console only.png Console Mobile only.pngiOS, Android 3DS logo.svg 3DS
    Nevermind, I figured it out. :) – Ferretwings (talk) 05:12, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
    Wiiu and 3ds will never get any updates right? I think I heard that the switch version will be 1.3. Does anybody here have switch?--Leonord cursetalk」 09:05, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
    The Wii U is not expected to get 1.3 (it almost-but-not-quite has the necessary computing power). The old 3DS is stuck with 1.2 (I do hope they get a patch to fix some bugs). The New 3DS is unknown (but appears unlikely). PS4 and Xbox One will be getting 1.3 in Q2 of 2017, and Switch in 2017 (they haven't set a date yet). – Ferretwings (talk) 14:04, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

    Any DPL experts on the wiki?[edit source]

    I need help with my User:Ferretwings/List_of_weapons. It seems to be working just fine except for one thing: Bucket and Clentamintor should not be on the list. The other tools don't show, so I don't understand why these two are the exception. – Ferretwings (talk) 15:18, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

    The problem has been resolved :) – Ferretwings (talk) 13:27, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

    Auto-click problem[edit source]

    In the menu when I'm getting into my game, every time I go to click it will jump to a different option and click it. I have to use my arrow keys on my keyboard to select the option that I want to click but I want to use my mouse to click the option, not my arrow keys. I don't know how to fix this, can anyone help me out? 98.95.53.221 20:38, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

    My only guess is that you may have a controller attached that causes Terraria to disable mouse functions- but I haven't personally been experiencing this issue. You'd likely find better help on the Tech Support section of the forums. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 20:44, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

    Adding a proper gif to wiki[edit source]

    A few months ago I saw guide in this wiki on how to make and add proper gif (eg use this program, don't have many details, capture only important stuff etc..) but now I can't find it, anyone knows link for the page?? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 5.134.110.61 (talk • contribs) at 09:11, 9 April 2017 (UTC).

    Help:Creating animated_GIFsFerretwings (talk) 14:26, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
    tyvm (added at 9:11 (¬‿¬) (¬‿¬) ) 5.134.110.61 16:15, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

    Item link template change[edit source]

    The {{item link}} template will now place the icons behind the item name. Also, if you wish to add text between the item and the icon, use the note parameter. Example: {{item link|S.D.M.G.|note=(some text)}} -> S.D.M.G..png S.D.M.G. (some text) Pc only.png

    I do realize I now have to edit a bunch of pages and remove icons. – Ferretwings (talk) 23:46, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

    I just came to write something kinda related so maybe I should just write here. There seem to be some inconsistencies in the exclusivity icon at some places when linking items. By example in this page https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Re-Logic#Arkhalis many of the item listed have pc icons but not all of them. Where does the icon or no icon condition come from? --Leonord cursetalk」 22:11, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
    The icons only appear if the page it links to has code like [[Category:Desktop content|+]] on the page, which notes that the content is exclusive to that version. It's automatically applied by {{desktop only}} and such, but redirects don't have such code because they aren't meant to be viewed. Thus, adding the code to the desired redirect should cause the icon to appear. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 22:19, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
    Ahh I get, thanks. I was imagining it worked that way. I will consider that in the future. --Leonord cursetalk」 09:18, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Edit: It seems that redirects are ignored in this system. No icon will appear even with the pc only template inside the redirect. --Leonord cursetalk」 09:24, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
    Edit2: Now it seems to work. Probably the gamepedia cache is at fault. --Leonord cursetalk」 10:19, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

    Shampoo dye or vanity item?[edit source]

    Someone just changed the shampoo from dye to vanity item. So what is it then? Does someone have it ingame already and can confirm? --Leonord cursetalk」 11:04, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

    Terraria talk on Discord regarding future updates[edit source]

    Cenx has mentioned a few times that creative mode is coming to Terraria. Unfortunately, it is on the Discord terraria server, and I haven't figured out how to get a proper link. Still working on it. (the jump-link is: this but it wont actually jump to the discussion). You can find the discussion quite easily by searching for "creative mode". I'm guessing you'd need a Discord account to view it. – Ferretwings (talk) 06:56, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

    I added instructions on how to find the comment below the reference. I don't think it is possible to link a specific comment. --Leonord cursetalk」 11:04, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
    Cenx is talking about a LOT of incoming and possible future additions to the game in discord. She said: new furniture set is coming, new female npc. Also that they have been thinking for a while about doing alternative biomes to the hallow and/or jungle. That's is of course just ideas they have that could never be inplemented but is interesting to know. Should we include that kind of stuff? --Leonord cursetalk」 18:28, 23 April 2017 (UTC)