Greetings Citizens of PoxNora,
PoxNora has grown over seven years of development and merriment. In that time, this magnificent game has released numerous expansions, each including fun new runes. Now, however, it’s time for a new owner to take the ring – Desert Owl Games. PoxNora still has a bright and long future ahead of it.
On March 6, 2014, PoxNora will no longer be an SOE game; it will be transferred to Desert Owl Games. SOE will transfer players’ PoxNora IDs, collections, player history, etc. to Desert Owl Games. However, no personal information will be transferred. From there, Desert Owl will be working on handling integration of this data to their game services.
Around the same time that the game changes over to the new owner, Desert …
I mentioned recently I was going to try and replace conditions (and eventually abilities) mentioned in ability descriptions with links rather than the parenthesized versions. I now have that functionality in the update script. See Majestic and Charm for an example.
In addition, the artist issue (which Shimaru raised) was fixed a while ago, and the table in stats/rune info has been shrunk so it fits to the side the image. You can see how it looks at Bag of Filth
Are there any more suggestions for changing these templates?
Browsing through the internet, looking after information about Pox Nora history, I came to find something interesting. I found a pic that was done by Anthony Lopes, an artist who have been working with Octopi (original owners of Pox Nora), Sony online and O.W.L.S., and is also responsible of the Rip Witch rune art.
The interesting thing is the 'copyright' (Sony Online Entertainment 2013), as well as the name of the archive (Claw of the coven), which probably refers to Elsari Coven. If I am right, both things indicate this pic is the unused art for a rune in Pox Nora.
Personally, I want to believe this potential new rune is tailored to fit in the Witch theme, but, that is something we will know eventually.
Also, probably will start workin…
One long-term plan I have is to (automatically) add links into abilities to simplify the text, since links are possible on the wiki.
For example, the rule text for Awestruck reads "Opposing champions adjacent to this unit are Awestruck (This unit has its DMG reduced by 50% and -1 SPD" and would instead read "Opposing champions adjacent to this unit are Awestruck"
I have some ideas about how to implement this, but any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Wiki structure allows players to create categories; then the page for that category has all the pages that belong to that category.This means Category:Abilities, and other general lists can be given their own page. If you want to create a new list, you can simply add a category to several pages, such as with Loss of Life
Note that categories like Abilities and Runes are added automatically by the bot script, and thus these category pages will be kept up to date. However, other lists will require constant updating in order to be correct.
Adding a date can help remove the need to update obsolete information. For example, saying "There are 50 Draksar champions", "The Doctor is an autoinclude rune", or "The most recent expansion is Drums of War" may be true at a specific point in time, but will likely change as time passes.
A bot script is able to update Runes and Abilities automatically to process rune and ability updates, but doesn't update comments or other pages.
Pages will be updated by a bot when an update script is run. This will remove any edits made in the Stats section and replace it with the updated Stats section. (This includes code or categories added in this section.)
Stats are taken directly from the XML feed, but if any content in the Stats section is incorrect, please let me know at [[Message_Wall:XiapeX]]. (For example, currently the XML feed only lists one faction for split faction champions.) Any changes made to incomplete abilities will simply be overwritten.
We have had a rough couple of weeks banging through some pesky bugs, and as many of you have noticed, when we roll out a patch for them, sometimes other things end up breaking. In fact, some of you may even think or have posted, “The devs are slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.” I can appreciate that point of view as a gamer myself because peanut butter can really slow turtles down. And living in this day and age where we can get our hands on things instantly it’s simply no fun waiting for a development team to fix bugs on a game that many of you have spent your hard earned cash on. But the point to focus on, is that we’re rolling out fixes as quickly as we can.
If I could direct your attention to the imag…
Note that the "category gallery" refers to the 8 boxes which attempt to show off common pages that belog to a category. I personally don't think these are useful and would rather they not appear on any page. (I'd rather just see all the pages in the category further up the page.)
On a wikia help page, it mentions we can ask wikia staff to simply remove these from all pages -- does anyone object to me doing that?
To compare, note the difference between Category:Healing Sources and Category:Runes
Thinking about what were common databases lacking to help building bg's, I came to the conclussion that any kind of ability grouping that could lead to the construction of a bg, are beyond the reach of word per word search absent a wide knoweledge of the theme in question. I'll work in the future in categorizing runes related to a theme, so anyone wondering about a charge based bg, for example, could find every related ability, equipment, relic or spell related to the mechanic.
In addition to compiling all of your great suggestions, we're also in the process of working on a robust rewards system for Wikia contributors. Some of the ideas we've been playing around with include things like Station Cash, in-game titles, special in-game items, etc. What other rewards would you like to see? Please be sure to let us know in the comments!
-Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 20:43, May 2, 2013 (UTC)
Wikis are of course a collaborative tool. Not any one person makes it awesome - it takes everyone to do that. And each of these contributors does so on their own time when they feel they can. It is my belief that everyone on here has done a fantastic job so far! Thank you all for your dedication and hard work!
It's been a few weeks now since we announced the official PoxNora wiki. The other admins, contributors, and I have been adding to this wiki when we can, but now we want to hear from you! Are there pages that we're missing, tutorials that are incomplete, more stuff that you'd like to see? Please let us know in the replies here!
I would like to create a page for the Ranger class, but any champion with this class actually links to the champion Ranger. Any creative ideas as to how this could be fixed? I think a disambiguation page would be ideal, I just don't know if creating that takes anything special.
Was making a very large and detailed thread for the Firk race, unfortunately my computer managed to delete whatever folder I had it saved in, and now I have to start over.
So... Apparently you get them by making a random, needless post like this.
P.S. I'll replace this with something else in the future. Maybe.