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#1 Dec 02 2010 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
These are just suggestions to make the XIV database more useful, as it is now it is hard to navigate, find information and is reflected in users prefering other database for looking up information. I like to forums don't get me wrong, but the wiki section for FFXIV could use some work. I apologize if anything here seems condescending or comes off as being rude, I am merely trying to provide ideas that would help improve the site and make the wikibase less tedious to use.

Disciples of War and Magic Pages

1) Drop the Important Attribute Section it is rather redundant telling us that Physical Stats are for physical jobs and mental stats are for magical jobs. This is far more useful for Crafting Jobs.

2)Lose the link to the Abilities page and toss up an actual chart with the ability's name(which should link to the abilities page in the wiki), rank and short form description.

3)Lose the silly picture under arms put up a chart sorted by level of the weapons, again names linking to their individual pages in the wiki.

4) Lose the In Action section altogether, it adds no real information to the wiki's knowledge base. If you want a flavour text or pics page describing the jobs then make that a different page. The purpose of the knowledgebase is to put as much information in the least space as possible.

5)Take the list of Marks abilities and make it a table, splitting it into two colums reduces page space used by close to half.

6)Add a Links Section. Put a link to the forums, any applicable tutorials, editorials etc here. Again in a table with 2-3 columns.

If the weapons and ability lists where on the class page you could drop their other pages from the wikibase completely. This makes the wiki more compact and makes it much faster to find information in a shorter amount of time.

I will add more suggestions for other sections of the wiki later.

TL;DR: Make a standard template for the pages, that is more compact than the existing pages. I will do up the lancer page with this style template.







Edited, Dec 2nd 2010 9:46pm by Manosuke
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