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    Below is a list of trusted editors who have knowledge of Terraria on particular platforms and in particular areas. This resource is meant to offer a means of verifying and adding wiki information. Please do not contact the users listed for gameplay help — instead use the forums.

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  • User PC source
    code
    PC image
    uploads
    3DS Xbox iOS Android PS Wii U Other/Notes
    0icke0 Tango Tick1.png
    Critcodedtuna Tango Tick1.png
    Flisch42 Tango Tick1.png
    TOTORO01 Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png
    4e696e6a6f795844 Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png
    Shadowjared24 Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Hardmode, post-Golem on 3DS
    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
  • If you need to adjust your entry on the list, feel free to edit the table. If you wish to remove yourself from the list, you may do so as well.

    If you'd like to be added to the list, please start a new discussion and include your username below (only those with user accounts will be considered), and your area of expertise.

    Open article requests (Purge to update)
    Article Requests
    Present Tooltip changes on console/mobile platforms?
    Terraria Collector's Edition Information about a couple of trading cards missing as well as some scans of the cards.
    Texture Pack
    • Default image storage location for GOG version, Mac and Linux.
    Article Stubs Rewrite Requests

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

    If you'd like to be added to the above resource list of editors, please include your username below (only those with user accounts will be considered), and your area of expertise. – Ferretwings (talk) 01:16, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    I would like to be added to the list with the PC Source Code, PC Images, and 3DS Columns checked for me. If you want, you can add a note that I can do some Wiki code and Tables. I also make gifs, but I am new to it. Shadowjared24 (talk) 16:29, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    No problem, and thanks! – Ferretwings (talk) 16:38, 13 June 2017 (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)

    I know this is pretty old, but I do think that 3DS logo.svg should be treated as a mobile version. My only problem is that some mobile content isn't 3DS, so I don't know how that would work, but you could probably sort that out. Awesome_Diamonds 00:10, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    I've been treating 3DS as it's own version, neither console, nor mobile. It is somewhat of a hybrid, and will never move much beyond 1.2. If we are considering moving the 3DS information to the Mobile version page, I would ask, Where are players more likely to look for 3DS information? On the Console version page, or Mobile version page? Or do we give it it's own page? (it already has it's own 3DS Version history page) – Ferretwings (talk) 01:02, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
    I do agree with you I think 3DS version should be its own page. Also if you are able to can you move the Diseaster Bunny in the mobile version page (it's in 3DS and Mobile Enemies section, when it should be in Mobile Exclusive Enemies) to a new enemy category called Mobile Enemies? —Awesome_Diamonds 14:24, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    Are you saying that 3DS does not have Diseaster Bunnies? – Ferretwings (talk) 14:41, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    Edit: Sorry, after re-reading what you said, I believe I understand. – Ferretwings (talk) 14:44, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    Sorry Ferretwings I accidentally said 3DS enemies, I meant console and mobile enemies —Awesome_Diamonds 13:40, 18 May 2017 (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)

    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 Desktop 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 Desktop 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) Desktop 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)

    The Lienfors' Luxury Shampoo is an animated dye, just tested it. Awesome_Diamonds 21:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    I take back what I said it's an accessory Awesome_Diamonds 12:32, 30 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)

    Expert Mode only template[edit source]

    I just made a new template for Expert Mode only content here. Can I put these on pages that are about Expert Mode content? Just want to be able to be fully confident about being allowed to make this template. Here's the template:

    Treasure Bag.gif Expert Mode-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to Expert mode and Expert mode worlds.

    --The preceding unsigned comment was added by Awesome diamonds (talk • contribs) at 21:09, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

    I support the idea. I would prefer a smaller indication like an icon or something, but this will do fine. I also made a few changes in order to make it fit in with the other templates- feel free to revert if any of the edits don't work out. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 21:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks! Awesome_Diamonds 22:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    You think I could make the icon a spiked slime? Awesome_Diamonds 01:29, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
    The animated gif is beginning to wear on me. Perhaps we should choose a non-animated png? I'll take a look at the Expert Mode only items, and see if anything cries out "me! me! pick me!" :) – Ferretwings (talk) 22:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
    The King Slime Treasure Bag is speaking to me. The blue would contrast quite well with the pink background. – Ferretwings (talk) 22:41, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
    Love the animated icon! I would choose a more subtle background color being that is not a "critical" notice. That would also make the template blend better if place inside an article somewhere not at the top. Maybe a bit darker grey than the default background? --Leonord cursetalk」 07:59, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
    I made the background more subtle (and used a weaker version of the pink that is on the Treasure Bag page). – Ferretwings (talk) 14:37, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

    Internet Explorer[edit source]

    When I view the main page using IE, the 3DS logo is all wrong. Is anybody else having this issue, or is it just me? – Ferretwings (talk) 03:35, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

    First thing I'd like to ask, what operating system are you using? If you don't know what I mean by operating system, this below is a list of operating systems:

    • Windows 93 (joke operating system)
    • Windows 95
    • Windows 98
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Longhorn
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Mikerosoft Vindows 9 (unknown operating system, edited BIOS)
    • Windows 10

    I will need this info to test on a Virtual Machine. Thank you. Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info (Myfinalettempt) 20:41, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

    Windows 10, IE 11. I can provide a screenshot if you'd like – Ferretwings (talk) 21:05, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

    Pages of items that grant buffs self-linking via redirect(potions specifically and buff granting items in general)[edit source]

    Many(most?) potion pages begin with "The <Blank> Potion is a buff potion which buffs the player with <Blank>." with <Blank> sometimes being a link that points to a redirect that leads back to the original page.

    Imo, it gives a wrong idea to the reader, suggesting that he can get more information on the buff somewhere. Page history of redirect pages shows there used to be separate pages for buffs, but I'm guessing they were merged into pages of potion that grant them.

    Is it ok if I go through potions and remove those self-links I notice?

    I also have an issue with item infoboxes buff field doing similar thing. An "easy" fix would be to disable link generation from the template, but I can't even estimate how much that can potentially break. I can't think of any other solutions though.

    But maybe these are not actually problems, and don't need fixing? 88.193.92.203 17:12, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

    I would say that those selflinkings could be removed. I doubt we will ever make standalone pages for the buffs again. Some buffs have standalone pages but not many so you should check. Regarding the template I would leave it like that to not break stuff. --Leonord cursetalk」 17:25, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
    Go ahead and remove those self-links, they're really not needed, and like you said, give the reader the wrong idea. As for the infobox, a parameter "bufflink = false" could probably be implemented without breaking anything. It's worth looking into. – KM100 (talk) 17:52, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

    I've gone through potions category, and removed them where I noticed(re-checked with search for "is a buff potion which buffs the player with").

    Not sure if change actually made things better. Phrase structure itself made a lot more sense(imo) when there were separate buff pages.

    I've left buff name capitalized as it was when it was a link, if someone thinks it should be lowercase now, please post here and I can re-edit. Same for if someone has a better variant of the existing phrase, or a new blanket phrase. 88.193.92.203 19:26, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

    I went ahead and slightly reworded the pages, so they'll hopefully sound a bit less awkward. The infobox may still need to be tweaked in the meantime, but thanks for helping the wiki out! – KM100 (talk) 05:04, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

    Thank you all. I'll recheck potions in a bit to see if something was missed, and then go through other buff granting items and add "bufflink = no" if they're self-linking. Thanks again. 88.193.92.203 05:52, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

    Gone through potions(and couple of pets that were in potions category), and noticed that some bufflinks(Crate Potion, Mining Potion, Summoning Potion) had (buff) at the end, while most(of potions at least) didn't. Is there's a way to pass alternate text argument to nested template(to hide the (buff) text and make them all uniform? One way to fix this would be to create redirects from File:Crate.png, File:Mining.png and File:Summoning.png but that can create problems later, so I'm leaving this "as is" for now. 88.193.92.203 08:35, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

    Gone through infoboxes(was searching "Grants buff", so missed some the pages that didn't fill infobox), probably done with bulk changes unless I notice I broke something.

    Some things that I noticed while glancing through the pages but haven't changed:

    • Some buff names have "(buff)" appended to them, some don't. They should probably all be same format, but since I see no "clear" majority - leaving "as is".
    • Sweetheart Necklace is missing buff info in infobox atm, probably not intentional. I will probably go through related pages(Panic Necklace/Panic!) "soon", try to recheck the numbers and tweak what I can.
    • Minecart bufflink points to Minecart Track through a redirect. Left "as is" because I feel like it does more good than harm, and it's not a self-link.

    Also, I disabled bufflinks for Campfire and Fireplace. Both provide "Cozy fire" buff, that doesn't have its own page. Campfire was self-linking, Fireplace bufflink was pointing to Campfire through a redirect. Far from ideal, but I doubt my abilities to write even a stub page for Cozy fire. 88.193.92.203 20:44, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

    Thanks, it's looking much better :) I'll be looking at the template soon to see what can be done about the "(buff)" displaying (it does seem rather redundant). I actually know how to fix it, but it will require renaming all the affected "(Buff)" images to "(buff)", as a standard will need to be set. It should be a simple matter to strip the "(buff)" from what is displayed. There are actually a number of buffs that probably should not have their own page, like Oozed which is only inflicted by Ogre.– Ferretwings (talk) 18:13, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
    The "(buff)" will no longer display as part of the buff name. When I dpl'd the png files, it turns out that they were all correct, although I could have sworn I saw some that had "(Buff)" instead of "(buff)". – Ferretwings (talk) 21:14, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

    Console and 3DS users[edit source]

    Can console users sell critters? Mobile cannot, but you are not mobile ;) Also, 3DS, how about you? – Ferretwings (talk) 18:17, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

    Can confirm that the 3DS version doesn't allow you to sell critters for profit. :^) 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 21:30, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

    Where have all the console players gone? (sung to the tune "Where have all the flowers gone?") I may end up buying Terraria for the kid down the street just so I can get some questions answered. He got an Xbox1 for his birthday. – Ferretwings (talk) 20:59, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

    I just checked in at the forums and it seems like console does indeed allow you to sell critters, and has the sell prices from 1.3 ported over. (Thanks, NikeLeon) – KM100 (talk) 06:53, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


    Icon Template Protection[edit source]

    A while back, I made a few templates for dual icons, I put them on a few pages and realized that if someone vandalized it it would be pretty bad, so should these pages be protected? List of templates:

    • Desktop only.png Console only.png pc-console icon
    • Console only.pngMobile only.png console-mobile icon
    • Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg mobile-3DS icon
    • Mobile only.pngMobile Mobile
    • Console only.png Console console
    • Desktop only.png Desktop desktop
    • (I didn't make a 3DS template since it would be the exact same as the 3DS icon template)

    Awesome_Diamonds 14:48, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

    Also should the Expert Mode only be protected? —Awesome_Diamonds 14:51, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

    Icon templates are usually protected so that only admin can edit them. I hope this isn't a problem? – Ferretwings (talk) 18:24, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    I made the {{Expert Mode only}} template editable by registered users, that way should you wish to play around with it some more, you may. – Ferretwings (talk) 20:46, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks! I put a topic in the {{console}} discussion page about an extra space in the template. I also just now noticed that I only capitalized the M in {{Mobile}}, so would a bot be able to replace {{Mobile}} with {{mobile}} on all pages after moving it? It might take some work, so we could just keep it like it is —Awesome_Diamonds 13:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    Icon templates[edit source]

    Some wiki pages use quite a number of stand-alone console and mobile icons, with no actual links to the Console version or Mobile version pages. Sometimes it's easier just to place the icon in front of information, rather than use the {{whatever version}} template. I often do this myself.

    I would like to add links to the stand-alone icons. I've already done it to Template:Mobile icon, if you'd like to take a look.

    Are there any objections or suggestions? – Ferretwings (talk) 04:53, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    I think this is a good idea to link them. Also, would you be able to link the {{3DS icon}} to the 3DS version page in the template {{3DS version}}? —Awesome_Diamonds 13:28, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
    If I go forward with it, the version templates will be changed just a bit as well. I neglected to mention that one of the changes to the icon templates would be making the cursor a pointer only if the icon is linked.
    As a test, I've changed both Template:Mobile icon and Template:Mobile version if you'd like to take a look. I created documentation for each so you can see how they'll perform. The Console and 3DS icon and version templates would behave similarly once changed. – Ferretwings (talk) 18:37, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    Ok then, it's done. Template:Mobile icon, Template:Console icon, and Template:3DS icon are now linked to their version pages, and the cursor will only change to a pointer if the icon is linked (there is a flag to unlink it, if so desired). If anybody is unhappy with the change, let me know. One editor pointed out to me the reasons for the old layouts, however I'm hoping this will be an improvement (for the reasons I stated above). Only time will tell. If more editors like the old way, we can always revert. (I also added documentation to the {{whatever version}} templates) – Ferretwings (talk) 03:24, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

    Incorrect damage on Spectral Arrows[edit source]

    On this page, it lists just one damage value for Spectral Arrows even though Console only.png Console and Mobile only.pngMobile have separate damage dealt from it. I'm bad at editing charts/tables, so is there anyone that can easily do that? Awesome_Diamonds 21:15, 29 April 2017 (UTC) (Moved) —Awesome_Diamonds 13:40, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    I'm not sure what you're seeing. When I go to the page, I see two values, one for console, and one for mobile. It's the only column with two numbers. – Ferretwings (talk) 18:43, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks for looking! —Awesome_Diamonds 19:22, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

    Mobile Controls[edit source]

    The below text is about the touch controls section on the page. I don't own a MiFi controller, so I am not sure if their information is wrong I noticed on the Game Controls page, the Mobile only.pngMobile controls says that pausing is done by using the [...] button, when that is the inventory (however, opening the inventory does pause the game in singleplayer). Pausing is done using the || button. Anyone good with tables who can fix this issue? Thanks! —Awesome_Diamonds 00:46, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

    Alright, I've fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out. – KM100 (talk) 15:23, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

    Obsidian Brick Wall/Mushroom Wall page split[edit source]

    I just split the two pages into natural and placed pages, should this be reverted, or is it fine? —Awesome_Diamonds 20:23, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    Since this has been done with a few walls already (like Jungle Walls and Jungle Wall (natural)). —Awesome_Diamonds 20:41, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

    Desktop Only/Pc only Templates[edit source]

    I just noticed that there are two templates that are functionally identical, but are on separate pages, anyone with a bot who can 1) delete pc only, then 2) replace pc only with desktop only on all pages, or vice versa. Thanks! —Awesome_Diamonds 20:45, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

    I'd love to see this happen, but it would be a lot of work. Equazcion tried to switch over to the desktop version, but the pc version is so ingrained into the wiki. I use the desktop version myself, as desktop technically encompasses PC, Linux, and Apple. I should probably get a bot. Perhaps another admin will weigh in as well. – Ferretwings (talk) 05:07, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

    Also, is there anyone with a bot who can replace all {{mobile}} with {{mobile version|short}}? —Awesome_Diamonds 20:49, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

    And then delete the Template:Mobile page? —Awesome_Diamonds 20:50, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

    To be honest, although the mobile version template is older (and would normally take precedence over the newer), if an editor is seeking brevity, the mobile template would make more sense. I'll need to ponder this a bit more. – Ferretwings (talk) 05:07, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

    DPL experts needed[edit source]

    I've written a dpl that is working well, all except for an errant page title. User:Ferretwings/Item_dropped-by_infobox
    If you place {{User:Ferretwings/Item_dropped-by_infobox}} on the Ichor page, you'll see what I'm trying to accomplish. I've played around with this a lot, but have run out of ideas. I'm hoping somebody can figure it out. – Ferretwings (talk) 23:51, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

    Fixed. Thanks Equazcion :) – Ferretwings (talk) 00:28, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

    ads, bars, popups etc (printing)[edit source]

    I understand this website has ads in order to generate ad revenue... but the reason I came to the site today was to find a printer friendly version of one of the pages to print. the problem is that with all the scrolling bars, and added junk its impossible to find a page to print that doesn't waste a ton of ink... and there are pleanty of resources on the web for the same content that you offer so it seems to me that it would be in everyones best interest to at least add an OPTIONAL link for printer friendly versions of this same information. I will continue my search for what I am looking for on other websites until I find what I am looking for, please consider to provide your viewers with a printable version of these reference materials for offline viewing. thanks -stingjay- --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 136.2.1.113 (talk • contribs) at 14:10, 12 June 2017 (UTC).

    There is a printable version link under the Tools subsection of the sidebar which takes you to https://terraria.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=<PAGENAME>&printable=yes. I haven't used it, but comparing to the regular pages, it should save you some ink when printing. If you are running low on ink though, I would recommend either copy pasting the text into a text editor or taking a screenshot. And of course, there are always sites such as these if none of the previous methods work. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 14:50, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

    Question: How do you insert emotes?[edit source]

    I recently edited the Roman Candle wiki page and was typing "mobile and 3DS versions", but could not work out how to isnert the 3DS or mobile emote. I looked through the insert tab, nothing there, and also looked at a few help pages, but still nothing. If you want, a more experienced wiki user can just change it for me, I don't mind. Here's a link to the wiki page: https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Roman_Candle --The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ranklordmeow (talk • contribs) at 08:14, 18 June 2017 (UTC).

    You can insert those icons by using the {{Mobile icon}} and {{3DS icon}} templates, like so:
    {{mobile icon}} -> Mobile only.png
    {{3DS icon}} -> 3DS logo.svg
    4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 14:50, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

    I'm new[edit source]

    I've just created an account and I don't know what to do. I feel like I need a little 'welcoming' to the wiki. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by Iuusar11 (talk • contribs) at 11:37, 18 June 2017 (UTC).

    At the top of the noticeboard there is a what to do link :D Profile|Talk page|Contribs|User info (Myfinalettempt) 18:50, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
    Welcome :) I'm always happy to see a new face :) If you'd like to help out a bit, please acquaint yourself with the Rules and Style guide, and look over our Help page. And don't forget to end your comments with 4 ~'s like so: ~~~~ this will leave your signature. – Ferretwings (talk) 19:04, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

    Ads cutting off content[edit source]

    This is an issue that's noticable on a lot of the Gamepedia wikis, but this one is by far the worst offender I've seen. On SEVERAL pages on the wiki, you have content that's completely cut off due to the ads getting in the way. It makes it a big pain in the butt when I'm looking at, say, a fishing list, when I have to scroll the whole way to the bottom to scroll right so I can see the notes. Is there anything that can be done to cut down on this issue a bit? I have a screenshot as an example, but the wiki prevented me from adding it due to being a "new user" (even though I've had a Gamepedia account for years...) ShadowDragoonFTW (talk) 20:03, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

    Instructions for reporting bad ads can be found at https://gamepedia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006403627-Reporting-Bad-AdvertisementsFerretwings (talk) 03:55, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
    It's not just any random ad, It's the entire right-side column that is the space that allows the ads to be there. Maybe on a higher-resolution screen it looks fine, but on a 1366x768 resolution laptop monitor, it's pretty jarring to have so much cut off. And again, it's not the fact that "occasionally there's an ad that's really wide", it's THE PAGE LAYOUT ITSELF that is the issue. http://i.imgur.com/XlMGvW1.png ShadowDragoonFTW (talk) 04:00, 19 June 2017 (UTC)