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#1 Feb 07 2011 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone :)

I'm new to the forum and rift, but not the site. I've been a fan of this site since my EQ days back when it was Allakhazam. Was registered then on an e-mail I don't have anymore so I don't even remember my old credentials (if those would even work nowadays).

Anyway, this is a mixture of introduction and advice from you guys. Recently I've been playing Rift and LOVE it intensely, so I decided to help out with the Wiki, since it is still being developed. The main spot I've been working is under the Realm of the Fae instance article located here:
http://rift.zam.com/wiki/Realm_of_the_Fae_(Rift_Zone)

The reason I'm posting this is because this is my first time doing anything wiki related, and would really like to know if anything needs improvement (I am planning to update the achievements + quests come next beta, and perhaps write the Walkthrough during this break). I've filmed several runs of the instance, and have screenshots of the bosses, shrine locations (quest), and the entire map (even marked with all the locations). All for intel, eh?

If anything is hard to understand to those who have never run the instance before, or anyone with additional information (especially loot dropped there in *exact* name details) please let me know :)


Peer check is a great way to make things better!




Edit: Just wanted to say that Bohtauri is awesome for responding to all my questions !

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 6:57pm by Tcahraiecr
#2 Feb 07 2011 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Quite a goof job overall. Of course I have a few critiques.

In the introduction you start out with describing the instance in very functional, mechanical, and meta ways, but you then jump to describing to describing it in the context of the lore of the game. I feel that you should separate the functional introduction of the instance and the lore introduction of the instance into two paragraphs to better separate the ideas, though I think they should both remain under the same introduction section (unless you feel like doing a separate long section about the lore).

A picture showing where the instance entrance is on the map would be very helpful in the "How to get to Realm of the Fae" section.

The boss listings, fight descriptions, and loot are all very good, but I feel they could be organized better. I think havign the fight description and loot as subsections under each boss (if that is doable) might make it more clear when each boss section begins and ends.

I also feel you missed a very important description of a particular element of the Fae Lord Twyl fight, and that is the light that travels on the ground and deals massive damage if it touches you.
#3 Feb 07 2011 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the critique. I actually have pictures of everything (including the entrance) but don't know how to post them. The section for picture posting says "Access Denied" and that is because it was unfinished (I told Bohtauri and he is finishing it up).

I'll go over and separate the Lore other portions of the introduction, buffing up both to make each substantial.

As for the Fae Lord fight, I can honestly say I never noticed the light LOL. I've run the instance at least 15 times now and never noticed it. I'll pay more attention in the video and combat log come next beta.

As soon as I have direct information on it, I'll add it in, or feel free to do so yourself.


Thanks again for the suggestions :)


*Edit* The loot and such category is actually a sub category of each boss. (Bold + Larger text > not bold and smaller text) But I have the same feeling as you. I'll play around with font sizes and separations to see which will make it feel more together, yet separate from the others.

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 10:49pm by Tcahraiecr
#4 Feb 07 2011 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been personally doing some of the Achievements popular links (I am bad at writing walkthroughs so I just stick to raw data.)

If you do any other instances you should just be able to go to the instances respective Achiever and Conqueror achievements and copy the list of achievements straight from there instead of typing them yourself. (I will probably add a few on my own like I just did.)

Achiever -> http://rift.zam.com/en/achievement.html?riftachievement=10005

Conqueror -> http://rift.zam.com/en/achievement/10002/Conqueror:-Realm-of-the-Fae

It looks like you will have to search by instance in the database but it still beats rewriting the same list twice after doing all that other work anyway.
#5 Feb 07 2011 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the achievement information :)


UPDATE: Changed the formatting a bit and added more loot. Also alphabetized all the loot <.<

Added a little more information to the beginning, and would love another look Allegory :D

Also spaced things out in the actual guts of the page to make it easier to see where things are if somebody wants to add things themselves.

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 11:53pm by Tcahraiecr
#6 Feb 07 2011 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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-I like the new introduction, and the "Are you up to the challenge?" question made me laugh.
-Loot looks better, but each section appears to have an extraneous bullet point. I assume you are either in the process of fixing that or it is there fore more room for later loot additions.
-Looking at the page and the code you wrote, the heading for each line such as "How to Get to the Realm of the Fae" is the very next paragraph after the previous section. I think an additional line break between the end of a section and the start of a next will look both more aesthetically pleasing and help make the sections pop a little more. I don't think it'll extend the page unnecessarily in length.
#7 Feb 08 2011 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks again!

The loot had the extra bullet points because I was setting it up for someone else to add in more loot if there was any. I have no idea if that is even close to everything the bosses drop. For now, I removed the extra bullet points.

In the code I added more spaces, and an extra line separation for actual showing (just more spaces doesn't actually increase the length of the page itself, I have to put something there to actually extend the visual look).



Also, sorry if I update too frequently. I'm new at this and all this critique definitely gives me a look at how to flesh out future instance pages as well.
#8 Feb 08 2011 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Tcahraiecr wrote:
Also, sorry if I update too frequently.

You better be. Shame on you for improving the site.
#9 Feb 08 2011 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Haha, I rather meant updating the topic :P
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