Template talk:Fall Festival Trader
While trying to implement Festival Skill: Potent Bird Seed I cut and pasted a portion of this table. In the process I think I've noticed two fundamental errors with how data is being displayed in this table. However, this might be a wiki-wide issue.
Reward Quantities: Rewards accepts a quantity as a variable in the item's entry within the table. So, for instance, Specimen Jars: Gross Bugs' image shows the icon with a quantity of 5. However, the 'Item to Receive' column specifically states '5 Specimen Jars: Gross Bugs'. To me this means we get 25 (5 stacks containing 5 each) - which is wrong! Keeping the stack quantity on the icon seems to be the most consistent usage. However to implement this would require altering the pop-up info for the items (the item page name is correct but not the Boilerplate:Item's name variable) and might have implications elsewhere in the wiki. (Please note that I previously altered the entry for Potent Bird Seed to remove the quantity since consumables and cosmetics are drops from the Poorly Hidden Chest and are not given in stacks of 5. So this one entry no longer implies 25 items total.)
Trade Quantities: The problem here is one of inconsistent usage. If we're going to place a quantity on the item's icon, then this column's data template needs to corrected. Currently it is the text and not the icon that receives the quantity. Placing the quantity on the icon would be more consistent with the game. I do not know the wiki commands necessary to implement this. -- DoIHaveTo (talk) 04:37, 21 October 2011 (EDT)
- Keeping it short and sweet: Item information on the item's page itself should deal with only a single item, even if they're received/dropped/bartered in a stack. In this sense, you were correct to zap the "5" from Item:Potent Bird Seed. Item:Specimen Jars: Gross Bugs (et al.) should similarly be updated (and probably moved) to be just a single jar of gross bugs and so on. Sethladan 11:55, 21 October 2011 (EDT)
Page is now a template
Since this page is being transcluded into every festival page (after 2010) it clearly doesn't make sense to have it as a static page. I have converted it into a template which takes an optional "year" parameter which is used in conditional logic to shows the availability of items on different years. If the parameter is missing, which will happen for non-festival pages, the current year is used. The logic will need to be readjusted for each new festival. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Snarpel (Contribs • User Talk • Email).
Why is this a template?
I am a bit confused as to why this was turned into a template in the first place. Yes I read the previous post by Snarpel, however I don't understand what the big deal is / was. First of all only the Fall Festival Barter page was turned into a template, leaving the other seasonal festivals Winter Rewards Vendor, Summer Rewards Vendor, and Spring Rewards Vendor as the Fall Festival Trader used to be before the conversion. Why this one and not the others? Is it really necessary? If so should we convert the others to be the same as this one? Or convert this one back to how the others are? Rogue (talk) 03:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
- I moved it to the template namespace because it was in Category:General Wiki Templates, but have no opinion on whether it should be called a template or not. If all the Category:Transclusion NPCs pages exist only to be transcluded into other pages, then they're quacking an awful lot like a duck (like a template). Either way is fine with me, though. Sethladan 21:48, 17 February 2018 (UTC)