Dev:Game Wiki Work

Please read before working with/on this page:

This page is used as an overview of things that need to be done (added, updated, etc.) in this wiki only. Please keep it as clean and updated as possible. You can always ask on IRC and/or on our forum if you don't understand something. For bigger changes on important pages, it's recommended that you ask. Also keep in mind that new players read the wiki and often take it as a first impression. Thank you.


Note: Most points in the Player pages section can be edited by everyone, while other pages, like dev pages, usually need more technical know-how.

So please feel free to help!

PS. This only covers the wiki and have absolutely no relation with game development or whatsoever.


Wiki Content


To-Do

  • Screenshots: Place images in correct year and add images from forum to fill in missing years


Pertaining to The Mana World: rEvolt.

Namespace Issues
  • Pages made for unreleased items from page references.
  • Move pages on Main Namespace to Legacy: Namespace where appropriate.
  • Move pages on Dev: Namespace to Legacy: Namespace where appropriate.
  • Move pages on rEvolt namespace to main namespace. There's no need to leave redirects behind.

Important notes:

  • When moving pages from Main Namespace to Legacy Namespace, leave a redirect behind.
  • When writing a page which was previously a redirect, please use {{Disambiguation}} tag, in case player is looking for TMW:Legacy information.
 - Forcing players to go back to Google or use Search bars is counter-productive and SEO-harmful.
  • If you prefer, you can build the page on rEvolt: namespace, and configure main page to look like This one
  • Keep in mind The Mana World have two servers, pretty much like Ragnarok have Classic and Renewal servers. Albeit the former is fated to die due to sheer lack of maintenance, prepare the wiki assuming both servers will run forever.



General tasks

There are many new updates to the wiki at present, so instead of mentioning them one by one, here is a brief description. They are not in chronological order. Some are still under construction or repair.

  • Confirmation that all items have a page.
  • Confirmation that all monsters have a page.
  • Confirmation that all NPCs that are linked to exist and haven't been replaced, and that their coordinates are correct.
  • Pictures are up-to-date.


  • Walkthrough must be written
  • Information about @tutorial, the ingame 101 book, should be added
  • Stats page must be redone as well, refer to iRO Wiki for more imperative information on how they're working.
  • Warrior, Archer and Mage must be written with new gameplay mechanics (mage class might be the hardest to write at this point)
  • Magic needs a link to Legacy:Magic for the confused/lost players. At the moment, it is not possible to write this page.
  • Skills is very, very similar. Almost the same thing. Need input from Developers....
  • Quests is severely incomplete. The @qdebug command on Test Server allows a quick insight of the quests currently available and their stages.
  • Item Reference - Must be written, see The Automatic Item DB reader
  • Monster Reference - Must be written, see this script
  • Pages are needed
  • Pages are outdated
  • Legacy:Game_Masters is invalid (The Mana World namespace version shall prevail), and its subpage (Events) can be safely moved to "The Mana World" namespace as well.
  • Dev:Windows10 is only relevant for Legacy Server
  • Translators must be updated to Transifex links.

Also checkout pages that link to the note template: Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Note

Dev pages
  • Dev:Monster Design and Dev:Item db.txt probably should be archived
  • Map development - Archive the Legacy's version (can use both Legacy: as Archive: namespaces) and rewrite with new map conventions (which only Micksha knows)
  • GM Commands and User:Jesusalva/GM could be merged; But can get messy quickly. Changes to GM Commands are also rarely announced, which makes updating these a burden.
  • Mark-up Hercules documentation Hercules Docs - or just replace our documentation pages with link to those.
  • Or use [1] our own documentation fork which is way more up-to-date than official Hercules' one.
  • Dev:ToDo should probably be made in a #REDIRECT to GitLab milestones page.
  • Proper Reporting Bugs instructions
  • Dev:SFX can be replaced with the Sound Design Documentation
  • Dev:Main Need to be divided because Development workflow for Legacy and rEvolt are different. Dev pages only relevant to Legacy can be safely moved to Legacy: namespace leaving a temporary redirect behind.
  • There's no present interest in actively developing Legacy Server; Therefore, redirects from Dev: to Legacy: are not required.
  • Dev:Working_With_Git needs info about merge conflicts and gitlab specifics (Merge Requests)
  • Dev:Testing_Server has been reestructured, both on Legacy Test Server as on Official Test Server (LTS have @debug and inheirs GM structure from Legacy Official Server, OTS have @commands and only two GM groups)



Manaplus
  • Help with Manaplus Wiki
  • There's a huge list of ManaPlus improvements in dire need.
  • There's also the idea of rewriting the client for Mobile (ie. deprecate Guichan)
  • PM 4144 in IRC or on the Forums for an account or information about ManaPlus.



Legacy Server



Pages with frequent updates

Some pages need to be checked frequently if they are up to date, mostly because members listed in them change or pages in their category get added or deleted frequently:



Wiki Improvement

Extensions suggested