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    Curse-produced videos[edit source]

    It appears Curse has begun producing Terraria videos for embedding at the wiki.

    This was discussed a long time ago as a possibility, and from what I remember, there was some general agreement in the community that we'd go ahead with including these in mainspace (only Curse-produced videos, not player submissions).

    I'm going to assume that this first video, posted to Ankh Shield, is the promised sample video. If anyone has feedback on the video and the prospect of including more of them on other pages, feel free to make your thoughts known here. In the meantime, let's please leave the video up on that page. Thanks. Equazcion (talk) 10:07, 5 Jan 2016 (UTC)

    The quality of the video is good, so I'm happy with that. However it contains multiple mistakes: Cobalt Shields can not be found in underground chests, Blindfold does not drop from Light Mummies or Pixies and Armor Polish does nor drop from Rusty Armored Bones, Angler Fish or Werewolves. I hope for the next videos some more fact checking is done. --0icke0 (talk) 11:26, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
    Hate to be an agitator, but I was under the impression these videos were going to be on guides, not necessarily in main articles. The production quality is good, errors aside, but part of my reason for wanting them to be guides was so that the videos seemed necessary to explain the more complex or in-depth topics that guides tackle. I'm not recommending it be moved, because the Ankh Shield is suitably complex to need a video explanation, but I'm just hoping this doesn't mean we'll eventually have minute-long videos on sand and dirt.
    I also realize this is probably a bit too much to ask, but for multiple reasons, I wish someone here had been contacted before the video was added to a main page. I mean, as it is now, it needs to be replaced, but it's put us in kind of an awkward position to go back and remove it again. Gearzein (talk) 12:49, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
    Contacting us first was the original plan, but that seems to have gotten lost along the way. User:CrsDash had asked to contact me via email (brief discussion), but I never got anything. My suspicion is that my suggestion that these things be discussed on-wiki wasn't taken well. Which is sort of understandable... they may not have wanted to deal with whatever drama might ensue.
    Either way, due to the errors that have been pointed out in the video, I think we're pretty justified in removing it from the article -- at least until it's fixed. Hopefully Dash will let us know if/when that happens, and maybe do at least some coordinating with the community before making the next video. Equazcion (talk) 12:12, 6 Jan 2016 (UTC)
    Also just wanted to point out another little error in the video: It implies that the Ankh Shield was added in 1.3, but it was actually added in 1.2. Equazcion (talk) 12:19, 6 Jan 2016 (UTC)

    Hi, I'm User:Aengelmann, the new(ish) head of the Curse video team. With the new year, we are making a push to collaborate with a bunch of Curse based wikis to create video content for each wiki. As your team has pointed out, there should probably be some sort of process in place so we can reduce errors, and cover content relevant for the community. I'd love to discuss that process with your team. What works best for you guys? Is the wiki best for you, or could we do something like Skype? Thanks! Aengelmann (talk) 22:44, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

    At last recollection, there was consensus among the acting admins that handling it here on the wiki was best. I personally believe that if creating content for the community is the first and foremost goal of this effort, then it's not possible without some degree of transparency. I'm not necessarily saying that this should be a matter of mass collaboration, but the majority of this wiki's contribution ultimately comes from non-staff users, and to keep them entirely out of the loop seems not only unfair but ill-advised- after all, I wasn't able to spot those errors off the top of my head. Having these discussions be publicly visible would also make it completely unambiguous that these videos are being done in an official capacity, and that the presence of videos on some pages is not an invitation for individual users to promote themselves.
    This is entirely personal opinion, though, and I'm willing to hear points to the contrary. There are certainly negative points to having this all take place in a publicly visible space, but I believe those aspects to be outweighed by the positives. Gearzein (talk) 03:54, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
    I understand where you are coming from, and also think it's important to keep the wiki involved in the pre-production to keep things relevant and accurate. The transparency isn't much of a concern for me, however the technical issues are. Our scripts usually go through a bunch of revisions, have comments and notations on certain parts, are often worked on by multiple people simultaneously, and are linked in with our project management software. I'm not sure if hosting the script on the wiki could handle all that without trouble. We typically use google docs for our script writing process. Is that something you guys are open to? Could we post a link to the script on the wiki somewhere and allow members to look it over, suggest edits, and approve before production begins? I think that could be a good mix of transparency for wiki members, and solving technical issues on our end.
    That being said, any discussion before pre-production begins (e.g. figuring out what topics to cover, what takes precedence for videos) could be handled here on the wiki completely.Aengelmann (talk) 14:34, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
    That's what I had in mind, yeah. I don't think the script should be written by committee, nor does it even seem necessary for the wiki at large to have access to a near-finished script. I mostly mean the broad strokes where a subject is chosen, a loose framework is laid out, and facts are checked. Gearzein (talk) 02:49, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
    That works for us. We were thinking for a new video to do a "Cellphone Build Guide" similar to the Ankh Shield video. We thought it might be handy as it's one of the most complicated items to get in the game. However we are open to topic suggestions. Do you (or anyone else for that matter) have any thoughts on topics that'd be appropriate for video?Aengelmann (talk) 17:29, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

    Video scripts for review:

    Phone Crafting Guide Video - The first draft of the Cell Phone Crafting Guide Video is open for review. We will keep it open for a week (until Feb 8th). Please look it over for errors and add any comments you see fit. Thanks! Aengelmann (talk) 19:28, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

    Using old file versions[edit source]

    Is it possible to use an old version of a png file? An editor tried to show what the old Nazar sprite looked like, but since the older version is now archived, is it inaccessible? Ferretwings (talk) 02:27, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

    I think that if you want to use the old nazar sprite and put it in an article, you would have to make a new file in upload file. I think you could download the old sprite from the Nazar if you really want to, it's still in there. P.S. I'm bad with links, I wanted to make it say Nazar File, but you have to click the image, I guess. Mythteller (talk) 15:52, 27 January 2016 (UTC)