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Thanks for deleting File:Ultima iv moongates diagram.png. I was not sure how to request deletion. The svg version looks much better. HighInBC (talk) 00:36, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Virtual console vs system category[edit]

Hi Proc, I'm just looking for some logistical support. So on main game pages where a retro game has been re-released for the Wii U Virtual Console, we have also been categorizing it under the Wii U. However, now I am re-thinking this. I feel like the Wii U category should be reserved for non-Virtual Console games only (i.e. modern physical releases and their digital counterparts). Because right now we have retro games appearing in the Wii U category, when I think they should only appear in the Wii U Virtual Console category. That way, the two lists of games are separate. I can see how someone might argue that the Wii U VC games are on the Wii U, but if we split it out there won't be redundancy. Thoughts? Before I do more RodKimble cleanup I would like to have a firm strategy. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi NMH (talk · contribs), I completely agree with you that VC games are not Wii U games, and having them in a separate category would be the best approach. The problem I have, however, is what happens when Nintendo makes a new system, say the Wii U Me, or the 4DS, and they start re-releasing all these same games for the new system. Do we have to constantly update the info boxes with more and more release info? I wish it were sufficient to label all VC games under one category, but then I realize that, for example, some VC games only appeared on one device, and not others, so we need to have some way to make it clear to the user which system they're available on. It's kind of a mess. Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent to your original question. I definitely say no to the general Wii U category, and yes to something else, I just wish it didn't have to be a separate VC category for every system a game was ever released on... Procyon 04:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Great, I can continue working on the cleanup. Good point about the common category. That brings up another category that I've been using to compliment the virtual console categories and hopefully fix that problem in the future. Category:Nintendo eShop is the distribution service common to 3DS and Wii U VC.
So we have three categories: one for each virtual 'console', and one for the common service. Why have the virtual console categories for 3DS and Wii U VC at all then? Well - they do not have 100% of the same games. Most of the time they do, and it's hard to verify this just through Wikipedia links or online text resources, but there are exceptions. I think mobile games (GB/GBA) are less likely to end up on the Wii U VC. But who knows, they could unify their platform completely (a smart strategy for the future of game companies) so that both lists are the same.
Honestly, without comparing two active lists of what can be downloaded from both consoles (3DS and Wii U), we won't know when the lists match each other. Also, the Wii U often had access to the Nintendo eShop releases a few years later than the 3DS. Obviously, this is because the Wii U was released later. One thing we should compare are the release dates shown for Wii U VC - if every game was released on the same day, then no work was involved in the 'release' - the Wii U just had access to the eShop library all at the same time. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 16:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
On second thought, it may be best to do away with the Nintendo eShop category (however, we should have some description of it, right? Or maybe just WP: link it to the Wikipedia article?). Nintendo may never unify their home console with their portable. I figure that their strategy is to keep the two markets separate so that mobile gamers have an incentive to keep buying new consoles. If they put the mobile games on the Wii U, they may be less inclined to buy the mobile console. I mean, at this point it sounds like a dumb strategy to me. What I would do is make the next mobile console the controller for the Wii 3, since the tablet they included has great functionality but would be even better if you could take it on the road (and not have battery problems). Unified platforms are what I'm looking forward to. I might actually buy a modern console then. It will also keep the game industry alive, since high end PCs are superior to consoles and services like Steam are making console unnecessary - until Windows/Mac OS adds remote tablet functionality (unlikely). --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:09, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Inclusion of arcade cabinet 'multi-carts'[edit]

Hi Proc, just found out about cabinets that were collections of games from other platforms but not exclusive to arcades, e.g. wp:PlayChoice-10. Can we add these under the same criteria as multi-carts and compilations? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:28, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey NMH (talk · contribs), sorry, the thoughts that follow are kind of jumbled because this is a weird topic. The way I see these kinds of cabinets is more like Category:MAME, in that the games primarily belong to one category, but can also be subcategorized under another. Take PlayChoice-10 (PC10) specifically. Some NES cartridges were converted and made available for play on PC10, but only a small percentage. (In fact, the very first time I played Super Mario Bros. 3 was on a PC10, I was so excited to find it on one I nearly peed my pants...) Compare PC10 to Nintendo's VS system; Vs. Super Mario Bros. is specifically an arcade game, not an NES game. Whereas Super Mario Bros. was made available for play on PC10. So SMB could receive the category of "PlayChoice-10" in addition to "NES", but not, I would argue, "Arcade". (PC10 itself could have the NES and Arcade categories.) So if a game was published in PC10 format (or Mega-Tech or wp:Nintendo Super System) it certainly deserves to have a category indicating that, but those systems themselves are not necessarily multi-carts or compilations. The games which appeared in each PC10 was up to the individual owner's discretion, much like the Neo-Geo MVS cabinets. See what I mean? Procyon 13:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Ok so you're saying Vs. Duck Hunt may have unique features to Duck Hunt (this is the page that brought up the PC10), although at this point I have no evidence, or content, that we should split it from Duck Hunt. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 14:55, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't heavily explored the difference between Duck Hunt and Vs. Duck Hunt, but what little investigation I've done suggests that the changes are mostly cosmetic, so I would definitely keep them together.Procyon 15:24, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
You're also saying that the PC10 is actually a 'console' with NES games published to it. With that in mind, then I am ok with using a system category for the PC10. Thanks! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 14:55, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Kind of, the PC10 was basically a 'console' (NES) stuffed inside an arcade cabinet. The typical indication of this is when your money buys time instead of lives or a single run of a game. The ROMs weren't programmed with the notion of credits, or ceasing to read player input when one game was over. So the manufacturer limits the time you get to play since the game would otherwise allow the player to play indefinitely, as if they were playing at home.
Just to hammer the point home, Vs. Duck Hunt lets you play for as long as you can, and ends when the game is officially over, while Duck Hunt on the PC10 let you play as many games as you could within the allotted time, and ended the game as soon as the time was over, regardless of how well you were doing (although I believe they gave you ten seconds to insert more coins for more time... something like that). All this talk about PC10 is making me think of doing something I shouldn't do... Procyon 15:24, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Aha, thanks for the details. I would love to see a picture of the cartridges that fit into the board, although they are probably just unlabeled circuit boards? Although that would be an awesome buy, I don't think wasting your money on collectors items is beneficial to StrategyWiki or your gaming habits. I'm sure you already have a MAME cabinet - why not set up an emulator cabinet? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:54, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Lol, to be honest with you, I have more devices for emulation than I know what to do with. My MAME PC does emulate other systems besides arcades, but these days, that's the one I use the least. My laptop is fully loaded, I have two Android phones (one is the Xperia Play) and three Android tablets (two with integrated physical controls) that are completely hooked up, I have the Nexus Player partially set up, and both my Wii and Wii U are soft modded to run emulators... so... it's kind of ridiculous. Btw, is a great resource for info about PC10 games (including photos of the PCBs) and VS System games. Procyon 01:31, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon shared guide naming[edit]

Hi Proc, we have a doozy of a naming conflict here: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad, Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad, and Go For It! Light Adventure Squad (the current page doesn't even use the correct, full title of the first game). I am thinking that the common name here, unused in the other games, is the 'Adventure Squad' part, so I was thinking of naming it Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad. Then we can redirect the individual game names and forget about this crazy mish mash of names. What do you think? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:08, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I named it like this to match the other games, where we have the main title, and then all the subtitles. I think they're missing '!', but are the names incomplete some other way? -- Prod (talk) 01:18, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Ugh, this one gives me a headache. So according to wp:Pokémon_Mystery_Dungeon, these games were never released outside of Japan, which means the names we provided are unofficial approximations. Interestingly, wp:List_of_Mystery_Dungeon_video_games provides the untranslated names. Even so, I would almost prefer to group them under Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) with the appropriate redirects (Confirmed Japanese names and approximate English translations). No matter which way we choose, I don't think the existing article name is functional. Procyon 14:12, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
If those aren't the official names of the games, we should change it and follow our Japanese naming conventions, but I don't think it's going to make the ridiculous page title much easier :P -- Prod (talk) 23:50, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
I went ahead with Procyon's suggested simplification since my idea did not get support. Redirects are in place, looks fine. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:48, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Loosely related Pac-Man titles[edit]

I am looking at Puckman Pockimon and Hyper Pac-Man. These two games are non-canonical spin-offs or clones from other companies than Namco. I would prefer to have information about them on the Pac-Man category, but not have the pages categorized with them (since they are not part of the series), and with a 'Loosely related' section of {{Pac-Man}}. Thoughts? I feel like, yes these are solo-games, but since they are basically Pac-Man games, information about them should be somewhere and they could be categorized under the Pac-Man series if we explain why. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:02, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I dunno, crossing this line feels like, if you start to include games like that, where do you draw the line? Do Mouse Trap, Lock'n'Chase, and other games like K.C. Munchkin belong in that list? I'd rather see all of those game categorized in its own type of category like Category:Maze. Then we can illustrate the fact that they have similar gameplay, without polluting the essence of what officially belongs in the Pac-Man category. You know what I mean? Solve one problem while avoiding another. Procyon 19:29, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
As the original creator of the two guides mentioned above, I should add my thoughts; they could be mentioned in an "Unofficial sequels" section of the Pac-Man series category and template (along with Pac-Man's Revenge and Twinkle), but Lady Bug, Lock'n'Chase, Mouse Trap, and K.C. Munchkin do not belong in that list given that they only feature gameplay that is similar to that of the Pac-Man series, not its characters. Also, thank you for reverting today's Pinky-gender-change edit (something I hate) on the original Pac-Man's Getting Started page. Namcorules (talk) 16:30, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
I feel this is like categorizing LoL as Category:DotA. I think maybe mentioning the "spinoff" games on the category should be fine, and linking to pacman from those games makes a lot of sense. But, definitely not categorization. Perhaps a new category could be created (similar to MOBA), but I don't think it's necessary. -- Prod (talk) 21:36, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Hey Procyon, sorry for what I did and I've talked to the creater of this website and me and him have known each other for 4 months now, I told him everything I did and everything everyone else did and he wanted you to aploigize to me I will just tell him you did by texting him he said to call him if he needs to be back here or text him if everythings fine and stop messing with my edits you and Prod and he wants me to tale care of what belongs in the Wii U/3DS/Wii and Wii U VC/3DS VC/Wii VC and F-Zero Climax needs to be changed to F-Zero: Climax lastly he wants you all to put Super Mario Bros. 2 a featured article since someone took it off the voting list. Thanks for listening and if you have any questions about this ask him yourself and he will tell you the same thing -- RodKimble (talk) 19:32, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Brandon Suit or Echelon -- RodKimble (talk) 19:49, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
How would I know his secret name I've only known him for 4 months -- RodKimble (talk) 20:00, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
But he never told me his secret name and even if he did i wouldn't remember what he said. -- RodKimble (talk) 20:07, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I will try but I don't think he will get back to me because I've only known him for 4 months and why would he tell me something secret only you and Prod know anyways. -- RodKimble (talk) 20:20, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Please tell me you and Prod didn't come up with this little game and it took him more than 4 hours to reply to me so I don't know what else to do to show you I shouldn't be banned from this website this is the only wiki that I've been on and I actually like -- RodKimble (talk) 20:46, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Please Read[edit]

Hello Procyon, I just wanted to say sorry for lying and saying I was going to have this website shut down please look in your heart to forgive me and this is last thing I'm going to say about the virtual console everyone is saying there backwards compatible with the Wii U console nothing about the virtual console is mentioned in this website that I was at I'm just asking if I can put a couple of those titles on the Wii U category please again look into your heart to allow me to do this change the only change I ask and the only reason I'm fighting for this change is if you met me I'm a big Nintendo fan I hope you will allow the change because I would like to stay on this wiki everyone on here is so nice but because so much problems with my family arguing at the time I wasn't thinking at the moment and just wanted to take it out on someone and shouldn't have taken it out on you or Prod. Again hope you and Prod will allow the change. :) -- RodKimble (talk) 23:01, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Goodbye nice meeting everyone[edit]

I just realized that I've missed so much of my life by being on this wiki Procyon so is there a way to delete my account? -- RodKimble (talk) 20:56, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know Procyon -- RodKimble (talk) 22:14, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Ninja Gaiden[edit]

Hey Proc, I didn't know there was a separate guide for the NES version. That was my first time playing Ninja Gaiden as an a adult and I often do not write about games on my first playthrough. I wrote Acts 5 and 6 based on the NES version. Thanks for catching the mixup. Why can't the two versions be combined? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:56, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for clearing that up. I moved my content from the arcade to the NES pages. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 03:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

SW:Guide completion alt name/redirect overflow[edit]

Hi Proc, so we have a case at StrategyWiki:Guide completion where the Atari 8-bit list is considered complete, and we have a 100% guide existence for them. However, the table breaks because additional alternate names exist. These have been tagged with the game's category, thus inflating the category's total above the actual number of games. There are two cases for this inflation: regional alternate name, like a japanese name when an English one was published, and legitimate alternate titles like Pengon. I think the solution is to just add both of these types of alternates to the official list, but it would make sense to have a standard for them, either with italics (since they are redirects), or parentheses next to them to denote how they tie in to the original game. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 06:22, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey NMH. I think there's two general issues here, one easy and one hard. The easy one is: The 8-bit Atari family has WAY more than a little over a hundred titles, it's more like in the thousands. Our list is simply incomplete. But yeah, you've identified the hard one, and it will bite NES in the ass sooner or later. It's too bad we can't omit redirects from the calculation, that would solve everything. Outside of that, your proposal is the best solution I can see. I think the italics approach should be suitable. It matches exactly what the Category pages do. It's just kind of unfortunate because now some games have greater weight than others, and the number changes from "the number of games available" to "the number of titles published." Procyon 14:06, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
We could always split it into two pages "guide names" and "alternate names/re-releases", and then do a subtraction. But it sounds like the difference shouldn't be more than 10-15%, so it may not be worth it. Also, is a percentage of titles completed that bad a metric? -- Prod (talk) 14:49, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Only in so far as what you're choosing between is either saying, "We have 100 guides for 100 games," or "We have 100 guides for 115 titles." The first one is more intuitive for people, while the second one forces you to think about how some games have multiple titles before it makes sense. Doesn't mean it's a bad metric. Just potentially confusing. Procyon 14:58, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Mischief Makers[edit]

I actually opened that guide to find how many gold gems there were in the game. What a coincidence it was by you because I was pretty focused on just finding that number. I'll be sure to use it as a reference as I continue to try and fill out the guide. Any tips or comments on the two edits I made so far? I don't know if I may be using the button prompt images too much, or if using them in the Meet Marina section is necessary since I already mentioned it in the Getting Started page. Also whether or not I'm explaining enough/not enough/too much.

Anyway, it's been quite a while since I've done much here. I blame college. Hopefully I'll be able to get into making some decent contributions. Flagrama (talk) 18:24, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Localized title vs. original title[edit]

Hey Proc, I saw your post on Rod's page that generally English titles are preferred as page names to Japanese ones. Can there be exceptions to that rule, though? I ask because I want to work on a guide for Sengoku Basara in the future, but that game was released here as "Devil Kings". Capcom made a bunch of changes to it but that didn't pay off and the game was a flop. As a big fan of the series, all I can say is that these changes are ridiculous and embarrassing, and not even Capcom has stuck with them; all anime series and the one other game that was released here were localized under their original name, Sengoku Basara. I would be fine with "Devil Kings" as a redirect, but does it really have to be the guide's definitive title? Wikipedia has it as Devil Kings so I guess this is the plea of a passionate fan more than anything. ._.' --WarioTalk 00:14, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks! :) --WarioTalk 02:52, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Classic Mario World: The Magical Crystals page content[edit]

More content will eventually be added, but it will take time, as for the Twitch page, I am not trying to spam it, I am just trying to get used to things around here (I'm new). Somerandomdude312 (talk) 02:24, 16 June 2015 (UTC)somerandomdude312

TTTE edit war must be stopped[edit]

I know this is going to sound ridiculous (talking about a TV show that most of us have moved on from), but as the original creator of the first two TTTE games' guides, I feel I should bring up the fact that today is day four of an edit war on them that was started by Paul Young (who is clearly obsessed with the show) and being countered by an anon; I think he might have signed up for the wrong site, as this is a gamers' wiki, not a TTTE or fan-fiction one (nobody cares about characters that "Creepypasta" and other fans have made up), and the only non-TTTE-related edit he has made was to Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit/Tracks, which removed the stuff about the five hidden tracks that only exist in the PSX version (and even though I had never heard of this game, I Googled it to see if his edit was correct, but it was not, for they are documented on Wikipedia and there are YouTube videos of them). Namcorules (talk) 15:30, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Just in case you did not see my response to your thank-you message on my own talk page yesterday: anonymous user is Paul Young (look at his contributions for evidence), so he should be banned for abusing multiple accounts (he is probably aware of the fact that his membership on here is hanging by a thread after you protected the original TTTE's walkthrough page, so he has switched to editing anonymously, but I can tell it is him just by looking at his edit summaries, for nobody else on here has confined their edits exclusively to both TTTE guides). Namcorules (talk) 15:30, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Just to warn you - a new user account named "Paul Young 65" was created at 22:57, and I have a strong suspicion it could result in another unnecessary TTTE fan-fiction-based edit war before he gets banned for a second time for abusing multiple accounts (again). Namcorules (talk) 23:30, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Just as I feared; he is, as he wrote on his talk page, back, and he really should not be! I wish I had never created those guides now Namcorules (talk) 22:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
PY65's latest TTTE edit says the second title was also known as "Thomas's Big Race"; I cannot locate any proof, so he must be banned again NOW for it Namcorules (talk) 18:00, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
The boxart on wikia seems to suggest it's correct, as well as -- Prod (talk) 18:10, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, I could not trust a user who is defying his inceptive ban from June. Namcorules (talk) 19:19, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Gotta agree with Prod on this one. NR, I understand that you are frustrated and aggravated by PY65's behavior, and I'm trying to be sympathetic, but that does not entitle you to make demands on who we do or don't ban from the site. On the list of priorities that need to be addressed on this site, this issue ranks fairly low. We are dealing with PY65 as we deem appropriate, and we won't hesitate to ban him if he truly does something egregious to the site. But don't raise yourself to the same level of nuisance as him. All that accomplishes is lowering yourself to his level, and he gets to enjoy how upset he can make you. As far as you should be concerned, PY65 doesn't exist. We will deal with him. Procyon 19:49, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Page Problem[edit]

Hello Proycon, I was looking around this wiki and when I try to go to Digimon World: Dawn and Dusk the page is always blank. So is there a way you can fix it. -- RodKimble (talk) 03:45, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry to ask you again Proycon there's another problem this time with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. It's a bit more complicated than the first problem, the game doesn't show up on the categories I put at the bottom etc. Category:Wii U/3DS/Puzzle/Nintendo/Nintendo eShop/Single player/Nintendo Software Technology as well as the MvsDK box that shows all the other games in the MvsDK Series doesn't show up either.

How to retrieve pubic domain images[edit]

Regarding the recent message you told me, how do you retrieve public domain images without the need of asking permission?

Also, thanks for that reminder.

Zeldafan915 (talk) 22:23, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

New Assignment[edit]

I will try to get to my new assignment as soon as I can Procyon. -- RodKimble (talk) 00:36, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Removing welcome edit to talk page[edit]

Is removing the "welcome to strategywiki" part of my own talk page against the talk page policy? I couldn't find that mentioned in the guide. --MandL27 (talk) 16:14, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Eggerland Meikyuu no Fukkatsu[edit]

Hi Procyon. I noticed that Eggerland Meikyuu no Fukkatsu is almost completely linear (unlike its predecessor, Eggerland 2). Therefore I am modyfying the walkthrough, so that subsequent rooms will be described next to each other in the same guide page. It will take me a few days, therefore for the moment the TC features both the old and the new list of pages. When I will be finished linearizing the guide, the old pages could be removed. --Abacos (talk) 10:51, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Thinking back, I will put the "temporary" TC and the links to the new pages in my sandbox and in the discussion pages, for the time being. --Abacos (talk) 10:51, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I thought you were the primary author of that guide, so I contacted you. I started already, because I know that anyway pages can be deleted. I did not modify any existing page, I just added more. If the final result is nice, the older pages can be deleted; otherwise, the new ones will be. --Abacos (talk) 18:58, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

You mean something like this: Kickle_Cubicle/Garden_Land? It will be done. --Abacos (talk) 02:38, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I completed the reorganization of the 3rd Eggerland. You can check it here. All guide pages have been linearized, and the link table is completed. I also made sure that no hyperlink in the new pages redirects to an old page. Let me know what you think about it. Cheers! --Abacos (talk) 09:22, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Just like to say thanks for helping me out with the formatting and stuff on the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire walkthrough. I'm doing my best to pick this all up. TheLittleAristotle (talk) 01:10, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Rareware to Rare[edit]

If you play the Rare games on Nintendo console's it shows Rareware logo however if play Rare games on Microsoft it shows Rare logo -- RodKimble (talk) 21:17, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh my gosh I didn't even know I removed that on Street Fighter Alpha, also sorry for what I did. -- RodKimble (talk) 03:44, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

I feel like I need to explain why I've been messing up lately, I just got a new computer and I'm not used to it yet because I was using my old one so much I guess I didn't realize it yet. -- RodKimble (talk) 05:51, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Final Fantasy 2 images[edit]

I just wanted to point out that the seven alt character images you uploaded are missing the "y" in "Fantasy." I would have just moved them, but I couldn't avoid leaving a redirect and I thought someone said images shouldn't have redirects. Flufftailer (talk) 21:29, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Games in wrong letter Categories[edit]

Hello Procyon, i don't know if you can change this but The Ignition Factor, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct are under the T name Categories instead they should be under the I, L and W Categories respectively. -- RodKimble (talk) 07:04, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Medabots AX: Metabee and Rokusho[edit]

Hello Procyon, I need help to figure out how to move pages like Medabots AX: Metabee Version and Medabots AX: Rokusho Version this game is very similar to the Pokémon RPG and Mega Man Battle Network games. If you could just move both of those and rename them to Medabots AX: Metabee and Rokusho just whenever you get time or teach me how to. Thanks in advance. -- RodKimble (talk) 02:41, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Quake II Images[edit]

OK, per your request, I'm going to do my best to figure out how to add images to the Quake II pages. Let me know if I violate any rules or policies. Bayram (talk) 01:40, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon[edit]

Hello Procyon, another name change Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon should be called Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon instead. Just whenever thanks again. :) -- RodKimble (talk) 22:48, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Mega Man 3 (and Ultima)[edit]

Hi Procyon. I'd like to bring Mega Man 3 to completion stage 4. What should I add?
I thought all the necessary information was already there: list of items in plain view; guides to items hard to reach; screenshots of important items and significant locations in the stages; list of enemies sorted as they are encountered with suggestions to defeat them easily. I won't write a guide that states the obvious like this: "There is an enemy: shoot it; then there is another enemy: shoot it; then there is a third enemy: shoot it." :D
On a side thought, how about adding links to --Abacos (talk) 11:18, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I understand what has to be done. I see it will take me a while before the Mega Man 3 guide can be completed. Drop by drop I'll get there. --Abacos (talk) 15:45, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Procyon. Sorry for the late answer, but I have been very busy in the last few weeks. I am really flattered for what you wrote about the Ultima guides I contributed to. Upgrade one of them to "featured" level would be great. Still, my favorite Ultima game so far is the fourth, Quest of the Avatar, but the guide is just at completion stage 0002.svg 2.
In the Mega Man 3 guide I wrote all the information I would like to see in a Mega Man guide, and nothing more than that. Since the game is "of age" already, I think that players know it well already. Add anything you like to it, I think I'm done with it for the moment. Just please leave the Sega Mega Drive screenshots: they inform the reader about the existence of a remake. Mega Man holds a special place in my heart, too: Mega Man 3 is one of the very first games I ever owned, and Mega Man 6 is a souvenir of holidays in North America.
And before it's too late, let me wish you a Happy New Year! --Abacos (talk) 11:40, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Let's see: if I understand well, all I should add in Mega Man 3 are maps of the stages with marked locations of enemies and, on the text side, warnings against other obstacles. Can they be single full maps, or do they have to be broken down in segments? About the Ultima 0005.svg nomination: I wrote the 0004.svg Ultima 5 and 0004.svg Ultima 6 guides, and I added lots of information to the 0004.svg Ultima 3 one (I also wrote the 0003.svg Ultima 5 NES guide, but such an ugly game deserves not a stage 4). Still my preference goes to 0002.svg Ultima 4 (and even more to 0004.svg Elnard).
Two topics, one question: is there any hurry? Right now, I am writing a text transcript of Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, and my future plans are the guides for Ultima 1 and 2. After that, I will be back on Mega Man 3 and Ultima 4.
Do you think that Elnard is worth being nominated for featured guide? I know it is a rather obscure game compared to Zelda, Mega Man and Ultima. --Abacos (talk) 10:39, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

username change[edit]

BTW, if you don't mind, may you please change my username to Captain MacTavish? I would appreciate it if you did. Drilly the Hedgehog 09:32, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much. John "Soap" MacTavish 07:27, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

I'll never leave[edit]

It's always good to see everyone. This year was unreasonably busy but I'm always thinking about the wiki and everyone here. --Zaiqukaj (talk) 01:44, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Suspected vandal/sockpuppet[edit]

I just went onto Recent Changes and discovered a guy who named himself HAIRLESS FURBALL WITH TWO FUCKING SHITS‎. The intolerable username can only mean two things: he is only here to vandalize (which is pretty obvious, and he just did by filling his page with inappropriate garbage) and he might be a sockpuppet of previous vandals/one previous vandal. I may be wrong about the accusation/suspicion of sockpuppetry, but again, his behavior is extremely similar to those of previous vandals. Might wanna investigate the situation.

Not to mention, the IP address was also involved in this, which I suspect as his IP address, given the similar behaviors. John "Soap" MacTavish 09:25, 6 January 2016 (UTC)


I must let you know that I absolutely love this wiki and just being here in general. I personally think it's a very good site for people to come and visit whenever they want to learn any tips, secrets, and strategy in case they're ever stuck at one part of a video game. I'm still currently getting used to the wiki. John "Soap" MacTavish 22:48, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Any other active admins/bureaucrats?[edit]

How come nowadays, you seem to be the sole sysop/bureaucrat in charge? There were Prod and Zaiqukaj active not too long ago, but at the moment, they don't seem to be available; there was even Sigma 7 at one point on October when he blocked a user named Safe Zone Strategy Review, but again, like with said admins, he's not available at the moment. What's up with that? John "Soap" MacTavish 06:29, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm still around :). -- Prod (talk) 18:18, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I also discovered that Zaiqukaj is still active, so we're definitely good at the moment. John "Soap" MacTavish 04:32, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

A little help for Barbarian II[edit]

My memory isn't working. Category:Barbarian II: Axe of Rage is a lesser duplicate of Barbarian II: Axe of Rage. Can that be deleted or does it need a history merge first? I'm not remembering how to do that and wouldn't delete something unless 100% certain. Advice or help would be appreciated. --Zaiqukaj (talk) 21:19, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look at this and the response help the other day. I don't have as gentle a touch as you do so it was a relief you got to it first. The content is really random but I have all my art and plushes on Retro game aesthetics are so fun. Later on I want to make more fanart of older games. Please note I might disappear for a week on vacation. It isn't clear if where I'm going will have reliable internet access or not. --Zaiqukaj (talk) 19:15, 11 January 2016 (UTC)


When am I allowed to do a request for rollback? I'm aware that I've only been here for about 2 weeks, but I'm just wondering. John "Soap" MacTavish 09:34, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Completion stage[edit]

What is the number for the final completion stage of a game guide on StrategyWiki? John "Soap" MacTavish 06:56, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

I checked into it. 4 seems valid, but 5 refers to featured articles. Do guides have to be featured to be in a completed state? John "Soap" MacTavish 07:06, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Template advice[edit]

Hi Procyon, thanks for your welcome back message. I decided to try writing up an Act of Aggression guide just...because, I suppose. I ultimately want to describe unit costs with an inline image: something like 10AOA CreditsIcon.png. Is there a way I can incorporate this either with the template Template:AoA Unit so I don't have to write it in a few hundred times? Also is there a way to make a template for it working inline as above, but without referring to the icon image every time? --Arrow Windwhistler (talk) 00:45, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

I guess for inline, the first option works. I was hoping to have the icon and then the number. I think that's what you're asking? Also in the event you don't mind going a little further with it then the three resource icons I have are credits, aluminum, rare earth, and power. I named them all the same thing (AOA CreditsIcon, etc.) --Arrow Windwhistler (talk) 01:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
P.S: You might want to consider co-opting that template for future resource-based requirements in other games?
Okay go for game-specific then. --Arrow Windwhistler (talk) 03:03, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Ohh okay I didn't know the syntax for variables and stuff. Thanks again for your help --Arrow Windwhistler (talk) 03:19, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons[edit]

I planned to clean it up tomorrow or anyway soon. I did put the {cleanup} template. In my opinion, there are loads of sections made of two lines and four images: not enough text, too many images (I wonder if you were thinking of that contributor when you wrote me about someone who over-details every single step in a game).
I am going to merge the small sections and remove many images (I could temporarily put the discarded images in the Discussion page or something). Trust in my summarizing powers! :D I'd like to make the Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons guides as two mirror guides. --Abacos (talk) 15:10, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Administrator, me? That would be an honor! It feels almost ironic if I think about our first contact. But it means I definitely changed since my beginning. Let me just check what are the extra duties of an administrator, and then I give you my final answer. For now, thanks a lot! --Abacos (talk) 10:09, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Just two more images to be deleted. I just saw that if I become an administrator, I could have deleted the 111 images by myself (after discussion). Very well, I accept the promotion with pleasure. --Abacos (talk) 08:16, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I had some urgent business to take care these days (wedding preparations). I am filling the administrator form now. Next week I can start taking care of the Final Fantasy 2 bestiary. --Abacos (talk) 09:37, 27 January 2016 (UTC)


Out of curiosity, which skin do you use for StrategyWiki? I use Vector, which is the one used on Wikipedia. John "Soap" MacTavish 23:21, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Meh. Go figure. Good explanation. John "Soap" MacTavish 02:48, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Image Naming[edit]

I realized I might have messed up on properly naming two images. I typed the acronym of the game as smb64ds instead of SM64DS. I'm not sure how I can fix this or delete and reupload this. What should I do? Antwan (talk) 11:52, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the "Administratorship"! --Abacos (talk) 10:24, 11 February 2016 (UTC)