User talk:Bronzebeard

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Creative writing[edit]

Satyrs (or "goatmen" -- half man, half goat) are traditionally regarded as evil, cunning humanoids. With menacing (although rather human) faces, goat-like ears, sporting two back-bent horns on their heads and being half-covered in thick, dark fur (particularly on their arms and legs), they make for understandingly unwelcome guests. They revel in being thieves or tricksters, and, by extension, mischief in general (though they've not actually been reported to steal from fortresses).

Hi. This is nice writing, and the page certainly needed something. Unfortunately, about 80% of this is based off mythology and not Dwarf Fortress, and so is, to use the technical term, "wrong", with the important in-game information lacking entirely. Not evil (in fact, clearly marked "good"), not a thief (so why mention it?), and benign. Not mentioned (but visible at a glance in the file, on that same page) are that they are found in good biomes, they are not aggressive and can be extremely dangerous opponents if engaged.

You're clearly a solid writer, you just need to pull from the game rather than pure creativity. The vast majority of the wiki articles are, whenever possible, based on the game files, and if not then on independently verified and repeatable observation. Not myth, not creativity - there's certainly some room for "color", but not if/when it is counter-productive to informing newbs. You'll get the feel for it. Readya later, --Albedo 05:17, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Duly noted. You've my thanks, as well as my apologies (I realize I took my liberties with it but felt urged to add, as you put, something there). --Bronzebeard 20:07, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
NP, all good - I made similar mistakes w/ my first editing efforts, so I'm hardly in a position to stress (at least, not without being a complete hypocrite, ahem). In some (role playing) games, a "Winter Wolf" is quite unnatural - a glance at the game files shows it's just a wolf in cold weather climes, unlike, say, fire imps, iron men or grimelings, which have more than one "unnatural" trick up their sleeve. Skim over creature tokens for a bit more info on those tags and what they mean. --Albedo 20:18, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


Since you've formatted your userpage akin to DF's thoughts and preferences, might I direct you to Template:Gametext? I spent some time fooling around with this last night to get my userpage looking just so. --Rowenlemmings 20:46, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Why, thank you! After fiddling around with the code for a bit, I think I got it (User:Bronzebeard). However, it's proven a little trickier than what I've cracked up; it won't let me begin any further header, below (maybe I'm missing some end statement to it, or something >.>). --Bronzebeard 21:42, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. That <!--text goes here--> markup is a comment, so you'd left an open begin-comment markup at the end of the template. I deleted the last <!-- and it shows the rest of the page now. --Rowenlemmings 21:46, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Hah. I've to thank you a second time! I'm, with all due honesty, a noob at wiki editing (starting... just yesterday). By the way, thank you(2). --Bronzebeard 21:58, 13 September 2009 (UTC)