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This page is the eleventh archive of my talk page. If you leave a message here, I will not read it because I consider all conversations on this page closed. If you want to bring up an issue again, just leave me a message on my talk page about it. Thanks.

About darn time...

Hey Lancer,

Been nearly two weeks since you last logged in. You feel you're behind the spat between yourself and Dammej? Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 21:04, July 5, 2011 (UTC)

No offense intended, but that is something that personal and I'd rather not discuss it. Lancer1289 21:38, July 5, 2011 (UTC)

Spelling

Sorry about that. I won't do it again, I promise!

D^=

CoffeeShopFrank 05:04, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Please read the top of my talk page as I don't like cross page conversations. I do ask people to respond to any message I leave on their talk page to make things not only easy to follow, but reduce clutter. Lancer1289 05:10, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

C'mon

Dude, c'mon. That was a legit picture and I was working on the size. please leave it alone

No it wasn't as it is quite small, low quality, and a grainy image. Also see your talk page as you haven't answered a question I left. Lancer1289 21:02, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again...

I was just wondering about what I needed to do to delete my signature page since I plan to use a standard signature and therefore no longer need a custom signature page. I had left you a message on your talk page earlier on Saturday asking about having my signature page deleted, but since I haven't received a reply, I was just wondering if I need to do anything in order to have the page deleted. Again, I'm sorry to bother you about this, but I didn't know who else to ask since I'm still new to the Mass Effect Wiki. If you could please help me with this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. BicycleCat (talk) 23:38, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Well you could have asked any of the other admins as I've been off for a week, but I can take care of that now. Lancer1289 02:53, July 7, 2011 (UTC)
He could have if he'd been aware that you were "off for a week". However, given that he's a brand new editor, and that none of us knew why you were gone, for how long, etc, (see User talk:SpartHawg948#I wonder where Lancer is...), perhaps cutting BicycleCat some slack is in order? SpartHawg948 06:02, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #1

Hi,

I'm Wikia staff and just editing blogs written by other Wikia staff with their permission.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Bchwood 20:29, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

Edits

Hey I was just wondering if edits in the "Trivia" section can be deleted for speculation, as some of mine have. And they are substantial. Thanks!

(edit conflict)Trivia items can be deleted on that premise if it can't be supported with what they have listed. However you state that many of your edits have been reverted, yet this is your only edit here, so which edits in particular are you talking about? Lancer1289 06:41, July 8, 2011 (UTC)

Well, I've been a regular Mass Effect Wikia visitor for about a year now. I've never felt the need to create an account, so that's the reason for having only one edit. I just edited the Conrad Verner page in the trivia section. I thought it was pretty clever. I realise I mistakenly left out part of the title. I was just wondering why the rest of the post was deleted.

The Conrad Verner page hasn't been edited in about two days now, so I'm guessing you are referring to the edit to the Citadel: The Fan page. The post was removed for a good reason, it was name trivia, which by our standards, isn't trivia without support, and like visual comparisons, generally more than most trivia. The support cited was a stretch at best as it only takes part of the title, and is about a "crazed" fan. There are plenty of things about "crazed" fans of anything, and the plot of the movie also don't lend much, if any, support to it. This is just another case of name trivia, where something has the same name, but the connection is merely a coincidence. If you want to prove it, then I recommend going to the BioWare forums and getting devconfirmation on it as that is the more than likely only way it is going to get in. Lancer1289 07:01, July 8, 2011 (UTC)

Ok thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. Only one more thing, how will I know who to ask for confirmation?

You can ask directly for a dev to comment, sometimes it works, but in order for it to go in, you need a dev, someone who has a "BioWare" tag on their profile which shows up below their Avatar when they comment in the forums. Anyone else, and that isn't enough. Also note that this has to be independently verifiable, meaning that you get an email/private message and saying that you did means nothing as we can't see that and that isn't a source. It needs to be something we can see and that we can verify so a forum page is the only way in this case. Lancer1289 15:52, July 8, 2011 (UTC)

When to place the Inactive User category?

Hey Lancer,

Just wondering what the criteria is for categorizing a user as an inactive user? If the time since the last post is 60 days or more, for example, does that warrant me or any other user to edit a profile page with the inactive user category (and ONLY that), or are Admins the only ones authorized to do this? Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 00:33, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, there is no established policy, probably because the category doesn’t exist, but there is a policy about categorizing user pages, as in we don't permit categories on user pages. The only circumstances anyone is permitted to edit the user page of another is to remove vandalism, or an admin can if they have left a message asking the user to remove something and they wait a week. So the answer to your question is no, you are not permitted to do that. If you wish to make a proposal about creating categories like this, then you know where to go. Lancer1289 00:56, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Auto-refresh 2

I've heard you know how to add an auto-refresh feature to special wiki activity page. If true, would you please tell me how to do so? I would love to enable it on the answers wiki. Mitranim 16:40, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Apologies for the delayed response, but I was working on something and wanted to finish it, I had to eat lunch, and finally I had to look up what you were looking for. What you need to do is copy the text below, don't hit edit, on the page or this section, just copy the code, and place it into your "MediWiki:Common.js" page. Just don't include the quotes when you are putting it in the search bar. If you do hit edit, don't include the <pre> and </pre> tags.
/*
 * ADVANCED AJAX AUTO-REFRESHING ARTICLES
 */
var indicator = 'http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/dev/images/8/82/Facebook_throbber.gif';
if (!window.ajaxPages) ajaxPages = new Array("Special:RecentChanges","Special:WikiActivity");
if (!window.ajaxCallAgain) ajaxCallAgain = [];
var ajaxTimer;
var ajaxRefresh = 60000;
var refreshText = 'Auto-Refresh';
if( typeof AjaxRCRefreshText == "string" ) {
	refreshText = AjaxRCRefreshText ;
}
var refreshHover = 'Click the box to enable auto-refreshing of the page';
if( typeof AjaxRCRefreshHoverText == "string" ) {
	refreshHover = AjaxRCRefreshHoverText;
}
var doRefresh = true;
function setCookie(c_name,value,expiredays) {
var exdate=new Date()
exdate.setDate(exdate.getDate()+expiredays)
document.cookie=c_name+ "=" +escape(value) + ((expiredays==null) ? "" : ";expires="+exdate.toGMTString())
}
 
function getCookie(c_name) {
if (document.cookie.length>0) {
c_start=document.cookie.indexOf(c_name + "=")
if (c_start!=-1) { 
c_start=c_start + c_name.length+1 
c_end=document.cookie.indexOf(";",c_start)
if (c_end==-1) c_end=document.cookie.length
return unescape(document.cookie.substring(c_start,c_end))
} 
}
return ""
}
 
function preloadAJAXRL() {
ajaxRLCookie = (getCookie("ajaxload-"+wgPageName)=="on") ? true:false;
appTo = ($("#WikiaPageHeader").length)?$("#WikiaPageHeader"):$(".firstHeading");
appTo.append(' <span style="font-size: xx-small; line-height: 100%;" id="ajaxRefresh"><span style="border-bottom: 1px dotted; cursor: help;" id="ajaxToggleText" title="' + refreshHover + '">' + refreshText + ':</span><input type="checkbox" style="margin-bottom: 0;" id="ajaxToggle"><span style="display: none;" id="ajaxLoadProgress"><img src="' + indicator + '" style="vertical-align: baseline;" border="0" alt="Refreshing page" /></span></span>');
$("#ajaxLoadProgress").ajaxSend(function (event, xhr, settings){
if (location.href == settings.url) $(this).show();
}).ajaxComplete (function (event, xhr, settings){
if (location.href == settings.url) {$(this).hide(); for(i in ajaxCallAgain){ajaxCallAgain[i]()};}
});
$("#ajaxToggle").click(toggleAjaxReload);
$("#ajaxToggle").attr("checked", ajaxRLCookie);
if (getCookie("ajaxload-"+wgPageName)=="on") loadPageData();
}
 
function toggleAjaxReload() {
if ($("#ajaxToggle").attr("checked") == true) {
setCookie("ajaxload-"+wgPageName, "on", 30);
doRefresh = true;
loadPageData();
} else {
setCookie("ajaxload-"+wgPageName, "off", 30);
doRefresh = false;
clearTimeout(ajaxTimer);
}
}
 
function loadPageData() {
var cC = ($("#WikiaArticle").length)?"#WikiaArticle":"#bodyContent";
$(cC).load(location.href + " " + cC + " > *", function (data) { 
if (doRefresh) ajaxTimer = setTimeout("loadPageData();", ajaxRefresh);
});
}
 
$(function () { 
for (x in ajaxPages) {
if (wgPageName == ajaxPages[x] && $("#ajaxToggle").length==0) preloadAJAXRL();
}
});

I hope this helps. Lancer1289 18:07, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Worked like a charm, it did the thing instantly, both for wiki activity and recent changes. You have my gratitude, this will save a freakload of F5s. Thanks! ^_^ Mitranim 18:16, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
Your welcome. It was something that you will find easier as now you can just leave your computer open and work on something else, and just glace over every now and then. I do like the system because of that, no more button mashing. Lancer1289 18:19, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
That's the whole reason for me. When you have a need to keep track of every edit, it's pretty much a necessity. Thanks again! Mitranim 18:24, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Perhaps I might stop by the answers site again and see what can be done. I did a while ago, but I haven't in a while. It's something to think about for me. Lancer1289 18:27, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
Hello again! The feature broke about a day ago in some browsers, and I see you updated the corresponding section of MediaWiki:Common.js, apparently to fix it. ^^ Wouldn't you mind telling me if there are any wiki-specific parts of the new code, or it can be just copy-pasted like the old one? Thanks! Mitranim 05:05, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
(Edit) Noticed a link to the source on DevWiki, I'll try to look it up there. ^^ Mitranim 05:13, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
Apologies for the delayed response, but yes if you go to the dev wiki, Gunny updated the script due to a Wikia update. Just copy the new stuff and you should be fine. Lancer1289 05:30, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. I've gone with the import feature with additional variables, and it indeed works. You should try it too, might save a hassle of rewriting the section if something breaks in the future! Mitranim 07:24, July 23, 2011 (UTC)
Well whatever you prefer in this case then. Lancer1289 17:23, July 23, 2011 (UTC)

Quick note

Just a quick note: headers in forums and talk pages do not, strictly speaking, constitute "comments". For example, if I leave a comment on a talk page, under a headline I create, the comment is mine, but the headline isn't. If there is a spelling error or some such, it can be edited by someone else. I can cite precedent, if you like, most notably one from a while back on my talk page. So, for example, IP 74.240.16.119 did not violate cite policy by changing the improperly spelled headline reading "Heritics Revision" on Talk:Geth to the correctly spelled "Heretics Revision". Thanks, SpartHawg948 19:42, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Well I thought they did, but I guess not. I'll remove the comment then. Lancer1289 20:41, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

hi from Technobliterator

Hiya, it's Technobliterator. You may remember me, as the one who proposed templates adding. Well I just popped in to say that I haven't forgotten about the wiki or the proposal. I think as a way to put the idea forward, I'll go about it in a different way; would a Special:Chat meeting be any good? Also, I'd still like to improve the articles any way I can, I feel bad for yet editing the wiki much.--Technobliterator 17:36, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

I personally think the problem was the topic wasn't focused enough, or specific enough, to get people interested. For an example, there is currently a discussion to overhaul the Cluster Templates, and that is quite specific. If you have a proposal, then don't get us wrong, we're all ears, but again I do personally think the problem was it was just a general topic, one that didn't have a lot of focus. What you need to identify is something specific, and then work on it as that seems to be how things generally get done. Broad topics usually die out as there really isn't anything specific, which I can point to another two examples, the Forum:Updating the ME2 Enemy info box, a forum used to update the infoboxes you see on the enemies from Mass Effect 2, and Forum:Infobox for Mass Effect enemies, which was used to create the current infobox for Mass Effect enemies. Don't feel bad about not editing, we all have days where we don't, but again, if you find something specific then make a proposal, which again I think was the problem last time, not specific enough. Lancer1289 18:48, July 12, 2011 (UTC)
Hmm. Well my issue is that to be specific, I'd have to create the infoboxes in the first place to show exactly what I meant. Without access to MediaWiki pages, I'm not able to create them on this wiki to show. Do you have any alternatives? And well, I've just achieved sysop rights on SporeWiki, which is the reason I haven't yet been able to properly contribute to the wiki, although with this idea I'm hoping to do that.-Technobliterator 21:52, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
Maybe create a box on that site, and then just link it here. It's just again, you need to be specific as the previous attempt was way to broad and tried to do to many things at once, not to mention the lack of visual examples probably didn't help. Again I can suggest that you perhaps create them at the spore wiki, or maybe even set up a test wiki, I think asking the staff about that wouldn't be a bad idea, and then just provide the links. Lancer1289 23:16, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see, I'd be better off doing that. Should I make an entirely new forum containing the new visual example? I think first I'll just stick with doing a character infobox, and with that in place we'd already have the meta-templates, with the next step being where to go from there with the meta-template. After that, I'd go on to one for the navbox. Does that sound like a good way of doing things, with more specification?--Technobliterator 23:20, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
You might encounter problems with the words "meta-template". That caused a lot of confusion last time, I still believe it does, I don't remotely understand it, and the same goes to a lot of other people as well. That really needs to be explained better and perhaps you can get more support for it because again, it is a very confusing topic. If you want to overhaul the Character template, then my recommendation is to just expand on what is already there, and avoid the meta-template, because it probably was one of the main reason that interest was lost because it wasn't explained very well, and the system you proposed for changing every template on the wiki didn't go over very well either for that reason. If you can find a way to explain it better, then that can only help you case, but people generally don't go for things if they don't know what is going on, and especially when something is proposed to replace something, and it can't be explained very well.
You keep trying to push the meta-templates, without explaining them well, or giving a good example of it. If you can again find a good way of expalining it, or finding a good example, or at least one abotu ten times better than the ones you previously linked and demonstrated, would be a good idea because as soon as you start talking about it, you might lose a lot of people right there as the concept isn't explained. Again I would just recommend expanding on the current template as you will probably get a lot less fuss over it.
As to a new forum, that would probably be best, but wait on creating it until you have something to propose. And some helpful advice on that front, don't put the forum, and then start working on it, as that is generally how things die around here, and quickly I might add. I would also recommend making a sandbox page for the example, then linking that for two reasons; one, that is how things have worked in the past; and two, because that way it falls under the user space protection policy, which means that no one but you can edit it, unless you give others permission to do so, which is probably a good thing. Lancer1289 23:38, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
Well I don't really know how to explain meta-template besides that it's a template for a template. So if I have Template:Infobox, and I make Template:Infobox character, then Template:Infobox character will be using the contents of Template:Infobox. Some examples: w:c:spore:Template:Infobox & w:c:spore:Template:Infobox creature. This allows for consistency & ease in creating new templates. If I implemented it here, I could overhaul the existing infoboxes to use the meta-templates, if even agreed it proved better than the original system. I'm not sure how better to explain it. Sadly, the meta-templates we use on SporeWiki make it so easy I actually struggle with editing templates which don't use a meta-templates. :P
I'll get something to propose as soon as I can, and I'll await your reply here. If you say that it's good, then I'll put it forward in a new forum.--Technobliterator 09:58, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
I must have overlooked this earlier, apologies. Anyway I do again think that trying to propose Mega-Templates again will cause a lot of hang-ups, especially when you are proposing overhauling everything, which would require a separate proposal altogether. Whether intentional or not, that implies a time consuming process and not everyone was for that, and I doubt they will be this time around. We have templates that do work, and work well, and the thought of replacing them, with something that may not work as well, is something of a catching issue. Right now I would again advice you to just work with what is already in the template and expand on it and don't bring in a meta-template as it will more than likely again cause problems as it again can't be explained very well. I'm not trying to make this difficult, I'm just rereading everything in the previous forum, and there wasn't a lot of support because it couldn't be explained very well, and right now, just working with the current system is probably the bets thing as it will prevent problems and people not supporting it because it will overall imply a new standard, that in all honesty may not work well here. Not to mention infobox is a very broad term and not specific enough for people here. So just to say it again, just stick with what is there, expand on that, and unless you can explain the meta-templates better, just leave it out. Actually, it probably would be best to leave it out all together for now as you are proposing overhauling every template, which would require a lot of work, and a completely separate proposal. Just work on and expand on the character template and leave out the meta-template as it could cause you more problems than it would solve. Lancer1289 00:06, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Ok, so I'll work on a new version of the character template with what we currently have. I see what you're getting at; it was probably much too soon to propose overhauling every template. Hmm... if I later propose usage of the meta-template afterwards, shall I call it a Base Template, and not claim to overhaul everything so soon? I think that'd be better. Anyway, I'll propose it on a forum soon as I get round to it, using a link to a sub page of my userpage for a sandbox of it, as a new character infobox. I'll then introduce the base template. Does that sound good with you?--Technobliterator 19:00, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
I don't think changing the name will do anything as you again have to explain what you are doing and it won't take long for people to draw the connection. If you propose anywhere in that forum to overhaul every template, or even more than the character one, then you will not get any support. Overhauling every template will require a separate proposal and, more than likely, a lot of separate proposals. Just working with what we have is a good idea, and it will more than likely get you more support, and if you really want to keep pushing the meta-templates, then that is up to you, but I don't think you get very far. Lancer1289 16:06, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
All right, I still think pushing meta-templates is a good idea, however. I'll make the character tempalte with what we already have first, thoguh. Can you send me a message on my talk page in a day or two to remind me to come here and work on my new version of the character infobox?--Technobliterator 17:19, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
I'll try to remember, but I seem to have a selective memory at times. Lancer1289 17:38, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Redlink Guideline Clarification

I looked for our guideline regarding removal of red-links in pages but could not find anything in the Mass Effect Wiki:Community Guidelines or Mass Effect Wiki:Manual of Style (although the latter should not mention it) and could not find anything regarding this issue. The policy forum post only apply to pages in user space - so what is the guideline regarding red-links in the Main namespace talk pages? --silverstrike 12:41, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

It actually applies to anywhere on the site, "Administrators of the wiki will be allowed to remove all red links (wanted links: categories, files, pages, templates) from user pages, talk pages, and wherever else any red link may appear across the wiki." However as the policy says, only admins, meaning Spart, myself, Commdor, and JakePT, may actually remove the links. You cannot remove the links as you are not an admin. If there are any further questions, I'll try to answer them. Lancer1289 15:50, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I understood the part about the admin status from the forum post, but wasn't sure to what the rules apply - someone should update the guideline page to include this. --silverstrike 16:18, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

Red-links in talk pages

Hey Lancer, I was just going through Special:WantedPages and Special:WantedFiles and noticed that most of the red-links listed are from talk pages or user space. I wanted to notify the users, but the issue is that after the week has passed, I still don't have the right permission to remove the links.

So, I thought about listing the relevant pages that have red-links in them in a somewhat orginized way to help track them. Now, I didn't know if I should open a new topic on the projects forum or just leave them on a random admin talk page.

The table list the pages where the red-link is found and the link itself. If you think that such a table is a good idea, then I'll continue to update it (currently it only lists the wanted files) and add a column for date when the user was notified (when applicable).

So, What do you think? And should I move this to another more appropriate place? --silverstrike 17:58, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

Well first I would like this table off my talk page, as I really don't need this here. As to a page in the projects forum, considering only four people can do this, I personally think that is inappropriate and wouldn't accomplish much as it could give people the wrong impression. As to who to contact instead, I would suggest Commdor as he is the one who initially opened the forum on the issue, has pushed for this issue in the past, and has been more proactive with this in the past. I really don't care about this issue as there are so few wanted anything, in terms of red links, that it is a low priority for me. Again, I would suggest contacting Commdor about this given his experience in this issue and the fact he is the one who pushed for it. Lancer1289 18:25, July 14, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying sooner, I just didn't really know how to take your response - it seemed a little harsh (to put it lightly) and uncalled for, but I'll take it as me reading too much into it. I commented out the table and will remove it shortly after (and if) I find a better location for it. --silverstrike 20:03, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
You are reading too much into it. I had a list on my talk page, that I didn't even know what I was supposed to do with. Not to mention, I really didn't want it here as it would have no doubt just gotten larger and smaller over time, and I would have had to be dealing with it on a constant basis, until eventually, I would have said to take it somewhere else. That is not something I remotely wanted to deal with, the annoying "You have a new message" popup every 10 minutes with this. I would suggest a sandbox for making the list, and then talk to Commdor about it since he is the one who was proposed the policy. Lancer1289 16:12, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
I moved the table to the wiki sandbox and I'll talk with Commdor about dealing with it. --silverstrike 17:10, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Lancer1289 17:11, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Incorrect how exactly?

RE: Arc Projector

How exactly is listing Cerberus as a manufacturer incorrect? when it states in the E-mail from the Illusive Man that: "Our operatives waged a highly successful battle against a geth scouting party and credited their success to a new advanced electrical attack device that we finally let them take out of the lab." (which is enough evidence that it was Cerberus that developed and manufactured the weapon)

No it isn't as that indicates that they did research on it, but it doesn't say they developed and manufacture the weapon. They could have gotten the plans from elsewhere and then adapted it, but that still doesn't remotely mean they are the manufacturer. Bottom line, there is no concrete proof that Cerberus designed and built the weapon. Lancer1289 06:04, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
I see, thanks for clearing that up. :)
Yes, it does mean that Cerberus is the manufacturer. Weapons that are one-of-a-kind, which it is HEAVILY IMPLIED that the Arc Projector is unique, are not built in factories; they're built in R&D labs. Such labs are what the Illusive Man is referring to.SlayerEGO1342 14:32, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
And once again you show up. I'm beyond now thinking this is a coincidence as this has happened way too many times. I think you regularly patrol my edits, then voice your opinions against me for whatever reason. You always show up in instances like this, and like I said, this has happened too often to be a coincidence or random acts of chance. I really think you have it out for me for whatever reason and until you are right, you won't give up, which you aren't in this case, yet again. I was acutally thinking as I went to bed last night, will he show up, and low and behold, you are here.
As to the issue again, "heavily implied" doesn't mean manufactured. Where's your beyond a reasonable doubt that Cerberus manufactures the weapon, developed the weapon, or anything else? Again, bottom line, there is no concrete proof, and you saying what you are, will not change that. If you want it to say Cerberus, then go and get some proof, because you don't have it. And no amount of leaving messages saying "heavily implied" will change that. Either get proof, or stop arguing it because site policy is that it has to be stated beyond a reasonable doubt, and there is still doubt in this case. Lancer1289 18:41, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
"...has to be stated beyond a reasonable doubt." In all honesty, the point I'm trying to make here is that your doubt is unreasonable. SlayerEGO1342 19:14, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
No your proof is not beyond a reasonable doubt. I will not argue this any further, you don't have proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and until you get that, this will go nowhere as there is no proof beyond a reasonable doubt. So either go and get that proof, or stop leaving message which just continue to point out you don't have proof. Lancer1289 19:17, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
Why doesn't reasonable doubt count as proof? SlayerEGO1342 19:22, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

(edit conflict) There are portions of the email which imply that the Arc Projector may be unique, but there are other portions implying production on some scale, which would mean it isn't unique. And while you are correct that unique weapons are often built in the R&D labs, once production on any sort of scale takes place, it's usually done somewhere other than the lab. And from what we've seen, Cerberus seems to favor outsourcing its weapons. Anywho, there is, to be sure, absolutely nothing in the in-game material confirming that Cerberus is the manufacturer of the Arc Projector. For all we know, the R&D lab that produced it could be a lab at Cord-Hislop Aerospace or some other Cerberus-affiliated corporation, as opposed to Cerberus itself. SpartHawg948 19:23, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

  • As for why reasonable doubt doesn't count as proof, that should be a no-brainer. If there is reasonable cause to doubt the truthfulness of something, it isn't proof. It's pretty much the entire basis of trial-by-jury. SpartHawg948 19:25, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, SpartHawg, that was very helpful. I only doubted that Cerberus wasn't the manufacturer because it DID, seemingly as a prototype/one-of-a-kind weapon, come from Cerberus. I say it's on its own in this world because the Illusive Man never uses plurals in describing it. SlayerEGO1342 19:28, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #2

Noveria: Peak 15 Article

Sorry about that I was trying to make a link for Alestia Iallis for Noveria: Peak 15, but i didn't already see that there was a link for her and i forgot to take that one off.

Yet again, my simple request at the top of the page, where the edit button and the "leave message" button are, gets ignored again. Lancer1289 02:50, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
Just a suggestion: you can create a clearly seen link (or a button) on top of the page that will function as the "leave message" button. something like: <div>[{{fullurl:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit&section=new}} Leave a message]</div>. --silverstrike 20:43, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
You could have just left the code and I could have looked at it in preview to see if I liked it. I don't need an example of something when the code is here. As to the suggestion, maybe, but I don't even like how it looks and I removed the example as again, I could have just looked at it in preview and decide if I liked it or not. Lancer1289 15:59, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Pinnacle Station: Convoy, Pulse Rifle X

Just to let you know, i think (at least) the PC version may be bugged in regards to Pulse Rifle X (assuming that in the Xbox version Pulse Rifle X looks like a geth rifle and has no upgrade slots) Because in my game of ME1 (With BDTS and Pinnacle Station installed nothing else) the Geth Armory Pulse Rifle X looks like this: Pulse Rifle X Pic Hope this helps :) --203.219.138.147 06:13, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Jutland the "only major naval engagement"?

Just throwing in my two cents here... I've never heard of the Battle of Jutland being described as the only major naval engagement of WWI. It was the largest, to be sure, and it was the only "full-scale" battle involving battleships from both sides, but there were many major naval battles in WWI. One of my all-time favorites was the first major naval battle of the war, the Battle of Coronel, in which the German East Asia Squadron mauled a British fleet, sinking two armored cruises and killing over 1,500 men. There's also the Battle of Dover Strait (60 ships total), the Battle of Dogger Bank (a major clash between German and British battlecruisers, 73 ships total), the Battle of the Falkland Islands (the aforementioned German East Asia Squadron being completely wiped out by a British fleet), the Battle of Moon Sound (an oft-overlooked battle between the Germans and Russians), the Scarborough Raid, and a major though unnamed action fought on 19 August, 1916 between 29 battleships, six battlecruisers, and various escorts of the Royal Navy, and 18 battleships, two battlecruisers, and escorts of the High Seas Fleet.

Basically, the point I'm trying to make here is that, as any student of WWI at sea can tell you, there were many major naval battles. The only way Jutland is the only major battle of the war is if we set the definition of "major" incredibly high. If we do so, there's probably not more than one or two naval battles of WWII that would be "major", but we know that's not the case. For further information, I'd highly suggest Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea by Robert K. Massie, augmented by The Central Powers in the Adriatic, 1914-1918: War in a Narrow Sea by Charles W. Koburger, Jr. SpartHawg948 07:14, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Addendum - not trying to come off as cross or uber-crazy or anything, it's just that naval warfare, particularly in the period from approximately 1800-1918 is a big fascination of mine. In addition to the aforementioned books, I've got several others detailing the War of 1812, buildups in the UK, Germany, and the Austro-Hungarian navies pre-1914, etc. And I do tend to get kinda passionate about some of these hobbies of mine! :P SpartHawg948 07:52, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

The thing is, the Battle of Jutland was effectively the defining naval battle of the First World War. It was also the only time in the war that a full-scale battle between battleships ever occurred. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 11:55, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
That may very well be, but "the defining naval battle of the First World War" and "the only major naval engagement of the First World War" are two totally different statements. One is true, the other isn't. There were many major naval engagements of the First World War. For example, imagine if I were to call the Battle of Midway "the only major naval engagement of the Second World War." It clearly wasn't. It was just as clearly the defining naval battle of the Second World War, but those are two entirely different statements which are not synonymous. I'm not calling into question Jutland's strategic importance, merely the inaccurate statement that it was the only "major naval engagement" of the war, a war in which there were several major naval engagements. SpartHawg948 20:41, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

what the hell¡¡¡¡

why did you erase the lazarus cell info i had find... i mean ... it wasnt fake info

First watch your language. Second, it is already mentioned in a much more appropriate place, i.e. the Normandy SR-2. Every person on that ship is a member of the cell, and the only members of the cell, so why have the exact same list in two separate locations? On top of that, where is it more relevant? I'd say the SR-2 article considering it lists the people that are in the ship and it even mentions that it is the headquarters of the Lazarus Cell. There is absolutely no reason to have the exact same list in two locations, when it is already mentioned, and in a very relevant place. Not to mention it was horribly formatted and had other isseus. Lancer1289 21:28, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

well, maybe i was wrong man but you could at least send me a message telling me what was wrong about the info so i could try to correct it

And we have edit summaries that serve that purpose just fine. If we left a message every time this happened, then we would be leaving nothing but messages, and that is just unnecessary work when we already have something that functions just fine. And don't leave a new message for every edit, just continue the conversation. Lancer1289 21:42, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

i'll check them, just ... be nice with the new one

Didn't I just ask you to not leave a new message every time you reply? This doesn't help with organization. Just hit the edit button on the section containing this conversation and just edit there, don't leave a new message for every reply. Lancer1289 21:49, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

ok dude...

BIG question

hey lancer, i just make an account and i really want to know how many alliance ships were destroyed in the battle of the citadel if you decided to save the council( as i did)

There are eight confirmed ships, Alliance Cruisers, that were destroyed and are listed on the Alliance Navy page. The ones with the "Participant in the Battle of the Citadel (2183)" next to their names. Also don't change that to destroyed as canon states the Council decision is left up to the player. Had to say that. As to the number of other ships, it is not known, but there are plenty of other ships that we see destroyed. I guess the answer is eight Alliance Cruisers, plus an undisclosed number of other ships. Lancer1289 22:35, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks man...i had that doubt since i ended the first game but... it also makes me thing about the total number of ships that are going to fight the reapers in ME3 because if you thing about it, in ME2 they say that the arcturus fleet (the fleet that fougth the soveraign) was almost completely destroyed and as long as i know, theres another fleet guarding the earth. BUT... i mean, with the reaper attack on earth, im supposing that the fleet that was protecting the earth was also destroyed...so...the alliance is out of ships or what.

Look... i dont know if im rigth about that other fleet but if im rigth, that leaves an AWFUL scenario for earth.

If you wish to discuss that, then I would recommend a blog post or a forum page as that is the kind of conversation that tends to spark interest, and I really don't want to host that on my talk page. Lancer1289 23:09, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Character Infobox

It seems your selective memory failed you. :P Anyway, I'll have a go at making a new infobox character as a sub page of my userpage, bt it wouldn't nearly be as good as if I had the meta-template.--Technobliterator 09:18, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Al right I've done it: User:Technobliterator/Character. Shall I put this forward in a forum?--Technobliterator 09:46, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I thought there was something I forgot about. Anyway if you feel it is ready, then take it to the Projects forum. If you feel it needs more work, then wait. Lancer1289 15:51, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

wow...you put the same image

how original

No it is a higher quality image. Lancer1289 02:38, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

sure...HQ

And the point of this comment was what exactly? Lancer1289 02:49, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #3

--Haloone 14:41, July 22, 2011 (UTC)Hey Lancer1289,I was wondering if there was a Morality guide for romances. If not, i think it would be a great suggestion.Haloone 14:41, July 22, 2011 (UTC)Haloone

What exactly do you mean, we already have morality guides for both games, so I'm not seeing what you are getting at here? And can't anyone leave a new message anymore? Lancer1289 16:03, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

Just for the hell of it...

If you need help with anything, let me know. I have heavy wiki experience, as I'm an admin (although very inactive) of the Metroid Wiki of NIWA (separate from Wikia, which we've made fun of more than once :/). I've recently become very interested in ME2 on PS3, starting my fourth playthrough today. Thanks. TheSuperZeldaMan 05:12, July 25, 2011 (UTC)

We seem to have a lot of the bases covered, but if you poke around and find something, then you won't find anyone objecting. However I do ask that you refrain from profanity here. We just don't have a need for it in civilized conversation. Lancer1289 16:01, July 25, 2011 (UTC)

Pausing the Language Policy vote

As I jumped the gun a bit on the voting, effectively skipping the Discussion phase, would you mind pausing the vote on my Language Policy proposal, so that the changes could be discussed?

I have already given my opinion. I'm fine with either option. Lancer1289 20:18, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Please be so kind as to provide a yes or no answer here. It'd be nice if we could avoid the forum getting bogged down unnecessarily, and having everyone offer their opinion on a pause at the forum itself would do that. As such, it's vastly preferable that everyone simply reply to Arbington's messages on their own talk pages. This also saves people (such as Arbington and myself) the effort of having to wade through entire paragraphs of responses looking for one little word. Thanks, SpartHawg948 21:55, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Ok then, a pause sounds like a good idea then. And since you stated that I shouldn't post in the forum as well, I won't. Lancer1289 00:39, July 27, 2011 (UTC)

A little trick

Hello again! I need a bit of help with wiki management, and it would be great if you happened to know the answer. ^_^ I want to add a div section with a login prompt to the right of the main page, and to the right of every "question" page (see any random). I also want it to only be visible to anonymous users. The problem is, 1) I don't know how to make it visible to anons only, and 2) I have no idea how to change the standard page template, or whatever it's called, to add this section to existing pages. I wasn't able to find this information yet, please drop a word if you happen to know the how it's done. Mitranim 10:51, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

I'd recommend going to the staff at Community Central with this as I really have no idea what you want to do or how to do it. Lancer1289 14:34, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

Mass Effect Wiki scavenger hunt

Hi! I'd like to let you know that Wikia would like to put a (new and improved) scavenger hunt game up on Mass Effect wiki. To see what it's all about, you can check out this presentation of one done for Avengers. We'd also like to hear your feedback on the feature once it's up and running. The game looks fun, so I hope you're up for it too. :) Ausir(talk) @fandom 22:01, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

mass effect 3

mass effect 3 is the fippin best

Um, ok, this is here why exactly? Lancer1289 04:00, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

I want to delete my blog post

I apologize for bothering you, but I need help deleting my blog post. Thank You in advance.Ser Derek of Highever 21:02, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

I took care of it, Lancer. -- Commdor (Talk) 22:11, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

my fault.

Sorry, I was putting my signature & my hand slipped and added that. I thought it was already there so I left it. --Slowrider7 19:07, July 31, 2011 (UTC)

Ok then, but I do ask people to do one thing at the top of my talk page. If I left you a message, then respond on your talk page as I hate cross page conversations. Lancer1289 19:38, July 31, 2011 (UTC)

Bringing the Hammer...Head...Down

I recently learned that when driving the Hammerhead if you fly up and bring the vehicle down on the head of an enemy (Geth Trooper, Colossus, it doesn't matter), it one shots the enemy. Is this worthy of being in the article? Feel free to try it out yourself. Just get some speed up, fly up, look down, and try to come down right on the enemy's head. With the Hammerhead. Yes, I know, the puns are awful. Tanooki1432 05:10, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Puns aside, I'm, not really sure where to put this to be honest. Putting it in the main Hammerhead article is out of the question as it just doens't fit in the article given how it is written. You perhaps could insert it into articles where appropriate, walkthroughs articles of course, but again, I'm really going to say no on the main article given how it is written. Lancer1289 16:24, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Human-Reaper Larva

Hi there. I was just wondering why there isn't a separate page for the Human-Reaper Larva battle, after The Long Walk guide page you get linked back to the end of the Mass Effect 2 Guide page. Why is that? Sorry if this is a waste of time question but I'm curious if it's for some reason other than no one has gotten around to it yet. Drakios 04:52, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

Well we use the in-game journal entries for walkthrough articles, and since the final battle doesn't have journal entry, it is covered in the walkthrough. Not to mention we also have tactics for it on the larva's main page. I'd also oppose another article as it doesn't fit with how we do things with walkthroughs. It's not that no one has gotten around to it, it just wouldn't fit with how we do things. Any further tactics should be added to either page as appropriate. Lancer1289 05:00, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
Is there a reason why there are not tactics for each individual class? Like on the Shadow Broker page. Drakios 00:52, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
On which page are you talking about, the Human-Reaper page, or the Mass Effect 2 Guide page? As to the former, probably because it wasn't formatted that way, but it could be if class specific tactics were added. As to the latter, that's a different issue and they would have to be worked into the article differently. Lancer1289 01:14, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
The Human-Reaper page, I understand why they wouldn't be on the guide page. So it just hasn't been done yet then. Okay, thanks. Drakios 01:56, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
See my comments above about that. It's not that it hasn't been done, it's that it doesn't fit anywhere except on the main guide page. There is no journal entry for the last battle and because of that, any information on it has to be incorporated into the main guide which is how we handle things like this. The page wouldn't be a journal entry page, like every other one and that creates a problem. I checked this out several times and there aren't any exceptions to this, nor should there be. The final battle should be covered in the main guide where it presently is, not in a separate article because that isn't how we handle walkthrough articles here. Lancer1289 02:09, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
So if someone wanted to add higher difficulty class-specific tactics they would add them where? In your above comment you said it could be reformatted for class specific tactics, at least that's how I interpreted what you said. Now I'm interpreting it as if they were to be added it should be to the guide page. Drakios 02:12, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
And your above comment was confusing as it sounded like you were going to make an article, which would have been a problem. If there is a class specific strategy, then that does go onto the HR page, but more general things about the fight can go on either page. Lancer1289 02:42, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
Okay excellent, I plan to add some because currently it is insufficient; especially because the Shadow Broker has his own section for class-specific tactics, and the Human-Reaper is the game's final boss. Thank you for the information. Drakios 02:56, August 3, 2011 (UTC)

Permission

Hello

I'm administrator Polish Mass Effect wiki and I have one question. Can I copy and use template PowerTable?.

Yours faithfully Fifok 15:31, August 3, 2011 (UTC)

I really don't see a problem with it, just remember to site where you got it from per Wikia's policy on things like this. Might I also suggest the import/export feature. Lancer1289 18:07, August 3, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you :)Fifok 15:34, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

No problem. Lancer1289 17:37, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

A quick wikia-related question...

Have the administrators of MEWiki ever contemplated activating the "Chat" wikia tool through Wikia Labs? Just a little question from a casual user.--DeadDATA 04:01, August 7, 2011 (UTC)

Honestly, we've never even talked about it. Lancer1289 04:10, August 7, 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Well, just thought it was something interesting to bring to someones attention.--DeadDATA 05:27, August 7, 2011 (UTC)

Undone

Hello. I'm not sure why you removed the modification I made. Could you be a lill more explicit please? Hunter789 21:49, August 10, 2011 (UTC)

I believe my edit summary was quite clear, journal entries, the first line of any text in a walkthrough article, are verbatim from the game. No modifications, no alterations. Lancer1289 21:55, August 10, 2011 (UTC)
Then you might want to review all assignments just to make sure... (N7: Endangered Research Station, N7: Archeological Dig Site, ...). It might be nice to fix the info instead of just removing it. Hunter789 22:35, August 10, 2011 (UTC)
If they are inconsistent with the entries from the game, then they need to be fixed, but if they are word-for-word out of the journal, then nothing should be done. So I don't see what you are asking as they have all been checked a number of times already. Lancer1289 22:43, August 10, 2011 (UTC)
Well it seems some have been forgotten. And where is specified on the N7: MSV Estevanico that the planet is the second of the system? Hunter789 00:23, August 11, 2011 (UTC)
Um the first seven words of the article, "A scan of the second planet Zanethu". We don't need to restate what is already stated. And which ones have been forgotten exactly? Lancer1289 00:25, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

(Resetting indentation) N7: Endangered Research Station. But I've fixed it. And the other I mentioned previously has also the planet order in the first paragraph. I'm quite sure it shouldn't be there per the standards, but I have no way to make sure. Ok for my other question. Hunter789 00:30, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

Again, if it is part of the journal entry, then it stays, if it isn't, then it goes. It's that simple. Lancer1289 00:40, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

Halo

come over to arby 'n the chief wiki, if needs alot of work and the show is great!

And why was I the only one to get this message and what is it about exactly? Lancer1289 00:15, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Beacuse your the best editor in this wiki that I know and i belive that you would like it --Blazingswords 04:37, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

While I appriciate the comment, and I'm sure that others will challenge it, I know nothing about what you are talking about and don't have a large enough interest in it to do anything about it. Lancer1289 05:04, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

It doesent matter if you don't know anything about it. You should always keep your mind open to new things, for example, what if Bioware reveled Tali'zorah vas normandys face? What would you think if it was ugly or beautiful? Would you learn to open your heart for this idea or push it away? All I am trying to ask you is to give the machinima a chance. Even if you don't like the first season you might like the sixth. It's all up to you, will you take a chance or push this idea away? It's your choice, all I ask is that you give it a chance. :) --Blazingswords 23:46, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

And why should put my time and effort into something that I don't care about or have little to no interest in? I like the Halo series, but I do not like vast majority of the fan fiction that has come out of it. Therefore, I'm not going to show interest in something that I have little to no interest in, and I also don't like just about anything out of Machinima anyway, especially some of those videos which IMO are made by people with way too much time on their hands. Relating my non interest on this to something that is involved in a series that I do care about a lot, doesn’t work very well as my opinion even on things Mass Effect related shifts from very interested, to I really couldn't care what happens with this. And just about any series about anything I come across.
I should also note that people attempting to twist my arm to get me to do something by saying how great something and that I should show interest in it because they think it's the next best thing, doesn’t work with me as well as some people think. When the comment was left back in August, I did some research and decided that it isn't something I want to do devote my time and interest in due to several factors, some of which I listed above.
I wish you luck with your wiki, but I don't have any desire to put time and effort into something that I have zero interest in. Lancer1289 00:04, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Very well, although that saying that it is great is only an opinon and you may have a different view of things all that I asked is that you watch a recent episode like "fired up( Episode 57)" or an old one, and if you have done your research you would know how much the show is beloved by thousands of people, (even if they are unaware of the Wiki) and has been watched by millions. I hope by reseach that you have watched an episode but if you havent then I am very disappointed in you and you are in no pisition to dislike the show but if you have watched new and old episodes than you may have missed sevel points that make the show great:

  • It sometimes revoles around current gaming events
  • Brings up inportant issues around pop culture
  • One charater dislikes mass effect but is considered "evil" himself but that idea was put in because of me sending Jon( the creater of Arby 'n' the Chief) an Email so you know that he is involved with his fanbase
  • The two charaters are different and while one resembles a Troll (Chief) the other represnets a proper educated respones you exept for a normal hardcore gamer.

So just give it a chance. --Blazingswords 01:12, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

And again I don't have an interest in Halo fan fiction. I don't care what other people think as my opinion about whether or not I like something, is mine. 300 million other people can like it, but does that mean I to? Short answer, no. I like a lot of things that my friends don't, and they like things that I don't, but we respect that and we don't try to change their opinions about it. If they don't like it, then they don't like it, it's that simple. I know if I don't like something and when I did my research I made sure to actually look around. Don't tell me what I'm in a position to like or not because I don't judge a book by it's cover and I don't do half-baked research.
You are again trying to twist my arm and get me to like something and to do something that I have already done my research on, have formed an opinion on, and that opinion is I do not like it. I already stated I don't like about 95% of the things that come out of Machinima, and I like about .1% of Halo Fan Fiction. The other 99.9% I can't stand and this falls quite squarely into that category. I again, which you luck with your wiki, but this is a subject that I have zero interest in and I don't intend to pursue this further because I also have zero interest in doing something about it. This series hold no anything for me, except that it is something that I will now avoid because I didn't like what I saw and that's the end of it. Lancer1289 02:09, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Ok sure, can't blame me for trying --Blazingswords 02:16, September 9, 2011 (UTC)

Warden Kuril Edit

Not to be mean, but you said that it's mostly likely wrong, can you prove it please?

Because I've seen turian Blue Suns Troopers weilding assault rifles. Therefore it is incorrect. Lancer1289 17:16, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

But were they Turians or Humans?

Read my last comment. Lancer1289 17:29, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Were they in cut-scenes or ingame that's what I meant.

Both. Lancer1289 17:31, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough, thanks for the chat.

Language policy

As per his request, I would like to respond to Lancer's questions one by one. Let me also state that I make every attempt, in real life, to avoid cursing and rarely do. I find it uncalled for and vulgar but I do not enforce my opinion on others as it is there prerogative.

  • Why do you have to use profanity at all?

Profanity draws attention to comments and adds emphasis. It is also just another word choice. Frankly, it is the right of an individual to speak freely barring any libel.

  • Are you compensating for something?

Literal response:NO.

Subjective response: This question is, in my opinion, rude and not constructive to the argument.

  • Would you use that language in a conversation say with your boss/teacher/professor/spouse/parents/etc.?

That is entirely subjective. Do I use that language in this manner? No, for the above reasons. However, I would have no qualms with doing so if I didn't refrain from using profanity in general. I must also state that this question is not relevant. Is my mother the wiki? Is my boss the wiki? Is my girlfriend the wiki? NO. An apple is an apple. An orange is an orange. Applying the rules of the wiki to my personal life, and vice versa, is nonsensical. I do not cite where I gain facts in real life and I do not state religious issues, just an example of a non-relevant topic, on the wiki.

  • Did anyone ever consider that people can be offended by just having the words on the page?

If they are on this page, they are most likely looking for something to do with Mass Effect. Both games use strong language -- thank Jack in ME2 for about 70% of that. If they are willing to endure profanity in one occurrence it makes no sense that they should be offended otherwise.

  • That it could turn people away if they constantly see profanity in every discussion because it could imply that we are harsh or that everyone has to use it to feel "cool"?

Cool is subjective. A hypothetical case of peer pressure is so far in the hypothetical that it can not be used to plan actively. If you will forgive an engineering analogy: That's like not designing a house for being in a thousand year flood basin. We call all speculate on the reaction of people, but speculation cannot be admissible evidence.

  • Did anyone ever consider that the word in of it self might inflame the discussion?

I've seen plenty of inflammation here to suggest that the addition of mild profanity would harm little. If a person wishes to be inflammatory, profanity is just a very small tool they might use. Lets not "throw out the baby with the bathwater".

  • Did anyone also consider that someone could misinterpret the comment and take it as an insult?

Like the above, that is a hazard of online speech. Profanity is not necessary to have people be insulted. It would be the exact same as it currently is.

My own points:

  • As we are on the internet, we should assume that those using it are of the age of majority. Thus the argument that children might read this -- I STRONGLY and vocally oppose the use of profanity in front of children -- should not be regarded. Again, these games are "M" rated and I would not allow a young child of mine to play them or access this wiki. That is a parent's domain and this wiki is no one's parent -- hopefully.
  • I'm doing my best not single out Lancer. I have had a single encounter with him in the past and sincerely apologized. I am just addressing the real concerns his side holds. I respect the position they hold, I simply disagree.
  • I think this wiki should present a welcoming environment. I also believe that this wiki should be a place of frank and open discussion. There is a balance of the two that must constantly be maintained. Ad hominem attacks would still not be tolerated but the prevention of reasonable -- non- directed -- profanity is just as offensive as rampant cursing. We must protect reasonable free speech from both those who would abuse it and those who would remove it. I feel that the current policy errs on the side of removing it.
  • It is my personal opinion that the words H€lL, @$$, and d₳ℳ₦ be allowed. As well as $h*t.

Please know that I respect the interest that everyone has espoused here and I firmly believe that even those who I do not agree with are sincerely doing what they believe best for the wiki. I just also happen to think they are wrong :] -- Scuba.steve.esq 04:04, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Impersonator

I have not spent much time on this Wiki so I wouldn't know of any dicussions. As I was looking through the Block logs, the reasoon for being blocked was impersantion so I'll take your word for it and assume it wasn't you. -Dudebot121256 18:21, August 19, 2011 (UTC)

Image Policy

I just wondered if you have a link to your Image policy as I can't seem to find it? --N7 [T|C] 10:01, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

I see this has already been answered. Lancer1289 12:35, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Suicide mission edit

I still don't understand why you reverted my edit. What other confirmation do you need? --Spybot64 15:55, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Devconfirmation would be nice to start with. That kind of information need more than just that to be in the article. Currently there is dev information in the article when it comes to the list of how squadmates die. That is from an interview with Gameinformer in a 2010 issue, can't remember the month offhand. That is not confirmation and nor will it be, information like that needs more than what you provided, especially given what it covered and the standard that is already there when it comes to information like that. Lancer1289 16:31, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
How come players' experiments don't count as a confirmation? Most of the walkthroughs and guides that are here have been written based on gamers' experience. In the link I've provided, Ecael did almost 80 tests to create that list. Why shouldn't it be taken seriously? Everybody's game uses the same mechanics, doesn't it?--Spybot64 19:25, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
If this was any other walkthrough or any other piece of information, you wouldn't be getting an argument. However, this isn't the case. We are dealing with very specific information, and information that cannot be added without devconfirmation in this case. The number of tests doesn’t matter as for all I know, they are making it up. Because of what the information is, a specific list of what squadmates are preferred by the seeker swarms, and given that we already have devconfimation for another piece of info, the order which squadmates die, the same standard should apply. This information is extremely hard to test, and harder to confirm. There are 132 possible squad combinations and even with 80 tests, there is no way they were all tested. I'm going to have to insist that a dev comment on this and either confirm or give us the actual list of how this works out because of what I have already pointed out. Again if this was any other piece of information, then it wouldn't be as big of a deal. Lancer1289 19:43, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
May I know how have you come up with number 132? If we assume that Samara and Morinth have different priorities on the list (they do), we've got 13 squadmembers which means 13*12/2 = 78 unique combinations. Coincidentally that's exactly the number of tests performed. Spybot64 17:08, August 23, 2011 (UTC)
I would recommend checking your math again. You have twelve squadmates and you can only take two, so you have 12*11, because you can't pick the same squadmate twice. For example, you can pick Kasumi, then you can pick any of the other eleven squadmates. I'm not including Morinth for this, but even if I did, I'm not even remotely sure why you are dividing by two as you just cut out half of your results. Even if there is something incorrect, I'm not even remotely willing to accept that without devconfirmation due to the nature of what is being discussed and possibly picking squadmates in different orders plays a part. This is something that requires devconfirmation and until that is presented, it will not be allowed. No matter how many tests are performed and just saying, we have no way of authenticate that to begin with. Lancer1289 17:25, August 23, 2011 (UTC)
My math is correct. I'm dividing by two because team Zaeed/Kasumi is the same as team Kasumi/Zaeed. And no, picking squadmates in different order doesn't affect anything. You're basically thinking that those tests performed by a member of the Bioware community may have been intentionally falsified for some unknown reason? Well, I'm afraid that's ridiculous.
What would you say if I demanded a proof of your alleged devconfirmation? Where can I find that interview? Why hasn't it been listed in the references? So far, I've been left to simply believing in your word while if I had used a similar argument, it definitely wouldn't have passed.--Spybot64 00:07, August 27, 2011 (UTC)
You cannot rule out the fact that picking squadmates in a different order wouldn't effect anything. You have no proof that it doesn’t nor can you discount it. The one thing I cannot stand is people putting words in my mouth and you just did. I never said that they were false, I'm merely pushing for devconfirmation given what the information covers and the standard already set.
If you demanded proof, then I could find it. However, if you would read above, I stated that it was from an interview that Gameinformer did with BioWare. And after some digging, I found the article online. Here's where the information comes from. Anyone who was around at the time read the article and it was never removed because of that fact. In addition, there is embedded text in the article reflecting this. Lancer1289 00:20, August 27, 2011 (UTC)
If picking squadmates in different order played part, you would expect that a person doing 78 tests would have noticed any irregularities. They've dedicated more than one thread to finding out everything there is about the suicide mission. They've even determined the order in which squadmates pull Shepard onto Normandy in the final cutscene! But fine, whatever.
That is a nice flowchart you've given me by the way. I'm not going to ask why hasn't it been already added to references if it's supposed to be the ultimate proof (and adding references to articles is probably the best way to raise their standard I believe), nor am I going to ask if a link to an internet magazine that claims to have made an interview with Bioware passes for high standard evidence here.
Please, look at what I've found in the suicide mission guide, part Collector Base: The Long Walk, paragraph Fire-team Leader: Note that Miranda will not die here even if disloyal. I agree with this statement, it is a well-known fact and on casual difficulty it takes entire 5 minutes to test it (ONE, only ONE test is needed). I understand that you share this thought as whoever added that sentence there, you didn't object. Now just look at that gameinformer's flowchart and please reconsider your idea of a solid evidence. I don't know who really created that flowchart and how "down the chain" he was, but it appears it is flawed and not even remotely can be considered decisive. What do you think?
"[N]or am I going to ask if a link to an internet magazine that claims to have made an interview with Bioware passes for high standard evidence here". What?! I really don't know what else to say for that statement. Given Gameinformer's reputation about their interviews, we have absolutely no reason to doubt it. Clearly you don't know anything about the magazine. Gameinformer, FYI, is not a pure internet magazine. They publish a print version every month, I know I'm looking at a stack of mine right now. What you claim is ridiculous. We have absolutely no reason to not trust the interview, and IIRC, some devs even commented on the article on the BioWare forums talking about it. It's fact, and there is nothing that is going to change that. It is a perfectly valid source and where a lot of information we already have about Mass Effect 3 is coming from. I would suggest that the next time you throw a statement like that around, do some research on the source first and also do some research on how things are done around here.
As to your statement in the first paragraph, I will again state that if you do not have devconfirmation, then given the nature it covers, it will be removed without a source. Also as I look over the article again, it states this. "Barrier falls. One of the members in your current battle party dies, determined randomly. (Emphasis added.) Because I hadn't looked at this article in a few months, and see how much information we did get, and based on that statement, I am now requiring devconfirmation before the information is added. You say it is flawed, yet this is the best information, and not to mentioned, devconfirmed in this instance, for information about the mission. Unless the devs say something else, it is fact and that isn't going to change. It lists the order characters die in for each section, armor test, barrier test, and weapon test. It also offers a lot of information about the Suicide Mission, and until the devs come around correcting it, or saying that something else about it is accurate, then it stays the way it is. I had forgotten how much information there was in this article. Again either get devconfirmation on that, or it will stay out given the nature of what it covers.
As to your last paragraph, or at least the first part of it, I will state what I stated above. "If this was any other...piece of information, you wouldn't be getting an argument" and that is what that falls under. That information was added, and while I probably overlooked it at the time, it was determined by a few others that it was accurate and that is why it stayed. Information like that, which need I mention is about 5000x easier to test and not subject to other factors, is added all the time, and yet nothing is done because of that. I never tested it myself, but given what I eventually did find about it, and a few other things, I don't have a reason to doubt it.
As to the last part of your last paragraph, I will again state, that given the nature of the information, the information we already have from a devconfirmed source, and what the information covers, this is a case where a dev needs to comment on it and say that it is 100% accurate. You claim this isn't solid evidence, and yet it is. It is proven to be accurate every time and people who remove things, don't realize what they are removing and every time they are proven to be incorrect. Say for instance the most common one, removing Legion or Kasumi from the tech specialist slot because they died. In every instance where that has been removed and undone, I've left a message about it. And every time I've gotten a response from the person who removed it, they state that they didn't have an ideal second squad leader and after they tried it again with an ideal SSL, they found that their specialist didn't die. So your claims appear to be invalid.
I again and for the final time will state that given the nature of the information, what it covers, and the standard already set, either get devconfirmation saying that it is 100% accurate, or it will be removed. And until that devconfirmation is provided, I am not going to argue this issue further because the standard will not change given what is already in the article, and it comes straight from the devs themselves, and everything else I've stated above about what is being added. Lancer1289 17:08, August 27, 2011 (UTC)
First of all, what you've demonstrated in the first part of your post is argumentum ad verecundiam - an anrgument from authority. Gameinformer may be even the main source of the country's intelligence agency and even that doesn't grant it the patent for truth. I looked over the article and saw no interview (just a mention of it) only a flawed flowchart. No more, no less. And my apologies that I didn't search Bioware forums for any dev posts concerning that interview (which is also a claim without any evidence, just sayin'). I sure have no idea of how things are done around here (getting one), but I ask again why hadn't this ultimate evidence been already added to the references. That is a sincere concern. And by the way, there is also absolutely no reason to distrust people that rigorously performed 78 tests and posted their results. Is there? (Picking squadmates in the different order doesn't affect the results. If it did, he would have noticed it because of the number of the tests performed. That is a completely reasonable assumption.)
Seondly, I absolutely don't comprehend the point you're trying to make in the rest of the text. You say gameinformer's flowchart is definitely a solid evidence. Flowchart says, fire-team-leading Miranda dies if disloyal. I say (some other people too), Miranda doesn't die if disloyal. You say, OK. Mildly said that's a goddamn giant contradiction. You claim you have no reason to doubt it (why?) yet you've never tested it. I have no reason to doubt the seeker swarm death list either and I've even randomly tested it. And why exactly do you believe that it is 5000x easier to test it?! You argue that picking squadmates in different order may play part during the seeker-swarm walk while it doesn't in any other instance of the entire suicide mission and at the same time you say (imply) that the fate of the second fire-team leader isn't affected by anything while just few moments before, the fate of the tech expert hangs on correctly picked first fire-team leader. Where did this thought come from? Please enlighten, because right now I'm more than baffled.
First of all, there is absolutely no need for language like "goddamn". It violates the language policy and has no place here so do watch your language in the future because further instances will not be tolerated.
Second you do realize that we do have devconfirmation on another piece of information covering a very high level topic on the suicide mission, which is the Gameinformer article. You do not have that, and even the evidence presented is shaky at best. Your sentence of "Gameinformer may be even the main source of the country's intelligence agency and even that doesn't grant it the patent for truth", shows me something. It shows me that you are willing to dismiss anything and everything if it doesn't help or support you and are willing to trash the reputation of something you don't know or have researched. However as of yet, you have yet to provide a logical, objective, and factual reason for us not to trust the article. Adding to that, Gameinformer's reputation of providing accurate, reliable, and trustworthy information is a lot better than someone posting something on a forum by its very nature, unless they are a dev on what is being discussed. Which in this case is someone who works at BioWare and on Mass Effect. If you are going to make a gaming magazine, and you print a lot of articles that aren't truthful or are full of nonsense information, then you are going to go out of business quickly as no one would read it and word spreads quickly.
"And by the way, there is also absolutely no reason to distrust people that rigorously performed 78 tests and posted their results. Is there?" In addition to what I've already said, actually yes there is. There was only one trial done, and usually testing requires multiple trials to confirm information, or at least that’s what every science class since the first grade has taught me. Even if that was done, the information isn't reliable, even if I did it myself. I do not know the person who came up with that well enough to say that they are telling the truth, lying, or even just made the whole thing up. That said, the information isn't sourced and without it, the information will not go into the article. I will not trash their reputation because I do not know how accurate they are/have been, but I will point out problems that could arise if the information is taken as fact, which by its nature in a case such as this, can't be. In addition, I do know is that people can experiment all they want, but if someone comes up with another solution, then what of everything they did? You can hopefully see the issue that entails, which is why we have the standard we do.
Also complicating the matter is that you dismiss everything about the squadmate picking order. You have, as of yet, provide a valid and logical reason for us to ignore it apart from "you would expect that a person doing 78 tests would have noticed any irregularities". You do realize that we are all human, and we all miss things. No one is perfect and small things, even large things, especially when it is done continuously for a long stretch of time, can, and sometimes does, get overlooked. I have a few stories about science experiments and acid, wood and nails, and even walking down a hallway, to share, but that's a different matter. We are human, and by our very nature, we can and will overlook things, big and small, or maybe even dismiss them as something that isn't worth noting. Yet that could be a crucial piece of information that gets left out, and there are plenty of examples in history where that can be demonstrated, usually with disastrous results. There are plenty of instances in Mass Effect 2, and even Mass Effect, or any video game for that matter, where picking squadmates/party members in a certain order affects dialogue, their positioning in cutscenes and during gameplay, and even what other NPC do and how they react. The fact is you cannot rule it out, and you have yet to provide a reason to do so anyway. There are many issues that run counter to what you say, and I think you are so focused on trying to get your information in, you are ignoring the problems in your own argument. If something contradicts or complicates your argument, you try and brush it aside or ignore it and redirect focus onto something else.
You claim that it is without evidence, yet I can also claim that your entire thing is without evidence. Your source is someone on a forum, who’s reputation no one really knows, and no hard evidence they did the research. On the other hand, the source used is one that can be trusted, has been proven correct in multiple instances, and is a highly reputable source for gaming information and getting interviews with developers of multiple games for exclusives like this. You see the need for this information being devcondirmed, and if a dev said it was the order, then you wouldn't be getting an argument. Yet you don't have it and without it, the information is unconfirmed and will be removed. For the absolute last time, given the nature of the information, devconfirmation is a requirement, not a request given that we have another very critical piece of information that is devconfirmed, the other must be as well. If you want to call that arguing from authority, fine, but the fact remains that the information, given the nature of the it as a critical piece of information on a high value topic, needs to be devconfirmed to make it in. So again the option is to get a dev to say that is the order and that it is correct, or incorrect and provide the real order because as I stated already "I am not going to argue this issue further because the standard will not change given what is already in the article". This will be my absolute last comment on this issue until devconfirmation is provided. I have already stated why it is required, given the nature of the information, what it pertains to, and the standard that is already in the article, and that will not change. Lancer1289 00:05, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

Personal experimentation isn't proof. Period. For example, depending upon the order you choose your squad, the dialogue options change. This can be seen easily in both Samara's loyalty mission and Lair of the Shadow Broker, but it can be argued that it is the amount of time spent with each squad member that is the deciding factor and not how they are picked. I could run experiments to prove or disprove one theory or the other to reach a conclusion, and then be completely contradicted when a dev comes out and says that the dialogue spoken there is chosen randomly. Even though I may have proof otherwise, it wouldn't matter; devconfirmation is the standard of proof. If you don't get devconfirmation or information from an excepted media source, you have no proof by the standards of this wiki. That's all there is to it. This has always been site policy and will likely always be site policy.--Captainhu 23:42, August 30, 2011 (UTC)

Css edits

Hey, hope i'm not crowding your Recent Changes with my css edits. I've been a ME player since the first game, but haven't done any edits here. I however visit for information. :) Again sorry if i'm crowding this wikis RC. --VatsaGentek 16:48, August 24, 2011 (UTC)

Three edits aren't that bad, and I'd honestly consider 10 still ok. Anything over that starts to get a bit annoying and especially when someone makes 20-odd edits to a page in a very short span of time. Not saying that you did it, but it has been known to happen. The preview button does exist for a reason, but unfortunately some people don't realize it exists. It also happens when there is a particularly active blog, forum page, or talk page. But there isn't much that can be done about that usually. Lancer1289 16:52, August 24, 2011 (UTC)
Understandable, but a Css requires a purge to view changes, preview doesn't help much. Anyway, thanks for understanding. --VatsaGentek 17:24, August 24, 2011 (UTC)
I did know that, but I was referring to the fact that on normal articles there is a preview button, and generally people don't use it. I'm sure we're all guilty of it at some point, but whenever large amounts of edits happen on articles, it's often because they don't use it. Lancer1289 17:27, August 24, 2011 (UTC)

Asari assistant

Thanks for helping my edit, i've decided to remove stubs of articles that can not be expanded upon such as the enemies pages, but I have one question, what is the format for the adversary table on enemies that have no powers, i put in a ? for now but I doubt that is what is meant to be used.--Paladin cross 15:53, August 25, 2011 (UTC)

Doing something like that isn't difficult and just looking around the wiki at similar pages and using the preview button would have been able to solve that problem. As to the question, or what I think is the question as I have one very long run on sentence here and no question marks to notate a question in the comment above, if there are no talents listed, powers are not in Mass Effect, then that is because no talents are known and it should be left blank. Lancer1289 15:58, August 25, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #4

Thank you for the welcome, but my edits aren't "sticking".

And you are who exactly? The IP that left this message has never edited here before. Lancer1289 17:56, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #5

Hello, is there a problem with my edit? I had to look all over the web to verify that these are cosmetic changes only. No one else should have to waste their money based on Bioware's description. Please let me know.

Mark

Sigh, I guess no one can read my simple message at the top, nor can anyone click the "New Message" button. If you had read my edit summaries then you would have seen that it is unnecessary to have that in the article. There is no reason to add it, or for that matter keep it in the article. Need I also mention that any DLC is optional and that "[n]o one else should have to waste their money" is a highly subjective statement. Lancer1289 19:39, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

I have clicked the new button several times, and for some reason it kept bringing me here. Why is this mention of these only being 'cosmetic changes' unnecessary? From Bioware description and the description here in the Wiki, it seems as if it would be adding armor to Grunt, Tali, and Miranda. It does no such thing. The DLC descriptions for add-ons for Shephard's armor does bring stat bonuses. These don't; they are cosmetic changes only. If that isn't said in this Wiki, I don't know where else it should be said. Thanks.

The names of the packs say it all, "Alternate Appearance Packs". Nowhere in any description does it state that it adds anything to the characters apart from changing their Appearance, again hence the name. And I'm not even sure how you are getting that impression. We do not need to be redundant here and state things which are already stated. Lancer1289 19:56, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

"... You can start by encasing him in 100 kilos of bullet-resistant plating!...Tali’s envirosuit gets an upgrade, armoring her delicate torso and projecting a heads-up-display on the inside of her visor...Miranda shows her colors with the “do not touch” palette of Cerberus armor.

Mark

And this serves what purpose exactly? The red links also don't help. Lancer1289 20:07, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

I wanted to show that the description describes an upgrade of the armor. I fixed the internal references. Sorry...editing from a PS/2 keyboard using a USB converter that isn't working well.

And how does it describe that? I again point to the description of the packs. Alternate APPEARANCE Pack. There is little room for interpretation there or really in the description I might add. Lancer1289 20:49, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

I understand that you feel that way as an editor, but to me it was not clear, and I had to find the answer "off-wiki."

The first listed external link doesn't work either. And I can't remotely see how that isn't clear. The pack's name describes exactly and precisely what it does.

Mark

And I can't remotely see how that isn't clear. The pack's name describes exactly and precisely what it does. Lancer1289 21:14, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

...and the description is misleading. If you can't see how the armor is projected as an upgrade (especially for a brand new user/player that comes here for the final word on ME2), well, thanks for the welcome.

I again can't see how anything is misleading given what the name of the pack is. Even if it didn't have that name, I still can't see how it is misleading. Lancer1289 23:08, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

Lancer, I'm going to try to clarify for him. He's saying that the official description of the Appearance Packs suggest that these paid-for new armors actually upgrade the characters' armors. He then quoted the official descriptions to indicate this suggestion. The key words in his quotations are "bullet-resistant plating", armor "upgrade", and "armor": all being words which suggest a substantial change.

He is then clearly implying that, even though the name has the word "Appearance", nevertheless "appearance" does not, by itself, exclude "substance". Whether it is a "mere appearance" or a "substantial" appearance can be satisfied by a description. In this case, he's pointing out that the description suggests not a merely apparent change, but a substantial change. Frankly, he's clearly correct: his quotes prove his point. -- AnotherRho 02:45, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

I have to say I'm still not seeing it, especially added to the fact how armor works in Mass Effect 2. Now if this was Mass Effect, I could definatly see it, but in Mass Effect 2, not as much, even with the descriptions. I can't see it it. They aren't deceving and it doens't belong in the article. Lancer1289 03:37, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Well Lancer, not everyone is as smart as you are; surely there are some players (some of whom are inexperienced in life, let alone the game) out there who will read the descriptions attributing "upgrades" and "bullet-resistant plating" to the "armors" of your squad mates, and they will then think that perhaps these "Appearance Packs" provide these substantial changes (add on the facts that they cost extra money, and that, as you say, there is precedent in the franchise for improving your allies' armors). In fact, we know there are people who are "deceived" by the literal meanings of "bullet-resistant" and "upgrade" into thinking that such improvements are what they're paying for. Regardless, why does your failure to understand how someone could be misled by the literal meanings of such words, justify your heavy-handed edit-undoing? The addition of 3 or 4 words clarifying the DLC was not harmful, and could be helpful. -- AnotherRho 03:57, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

I was not heavy handed, despite what you seem to believe. I merely undid and then the discussion which I don't see as heavy handed. There is no reason to include it in the article and your argument just pushes me further that way. Also where did I say there is precedent for improving your allies' armor? I don't remember saying that anywhere, and there is no precedent to improving your allies' armor with DLC packs. Shepard's armor, yes, but not anyone else's. In addition, here's the description from the BioWare site, "The Alternate Appearance Pack #2 features new outfits for your favorite squad members, including Tali, Miranda, and Grunt." "The Alternate Appearance Pack #1 features new outfits for your favorite squad members, including Garrus, Thane, and Subject Zero." Note the word "outfits". The descriptions are from the Xbox Marketplace as they are more descriptive.
Also can you justify your heavy-handed wording. "One regular has recently been in an edit war with a new editor on this issue", "[w]ell Lancer, not everyone is as smart as you are". I was frankly insulted by the second one as it didn't remotely come off as a compliment, rather an insult. It did sound a lot like you were talking down to me. As to the first one, I cannot seem to remember an edit war. A few undoes, than a discussion, but I don't remember an edit war, so classifing it as something it wasn't is extremely misleading and gives an incorrect view of what actually happened. Lancer1289 04:24, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Lancer, I've just been reading through this conversation and want you to notice something. When you wrote this

"And I can't remotely see how that isn't clear. The pack's name describes exactly and precisely what it does."

and eventually follow up with this

"I have to say I'm still not seeing it, especially added to the fact how armor works in Mass Effect 2. Now if this was Mass Effect, I could definatly see it, but in Mass Effect 2, not as much, even with the descriptions. I can't see it it. They aren't deceving and it doens't belong in the article.", the new editor you were speaking with might have heard this

"The title is obvious. If you can't see that, you are stupid. We don't clarify for the stupid here."

I know that's not what you meant, but that is how you sound to me and perhaps, correct me if I'm wrong fellas, to Mark and AnotherRho as well. You may say you can't control how your words are interpreted but in my opinion,you could have certainly made a better effort toward polite respect in this instance. In fact, I would categorize your tone in this thread as borderline condescending, and in that light your indignation towards AnotherRho's comments rings hollow. Keep in mind due to the nature of our limited communication on the internet we sometime have to extend courtesy beyond the norm to be understood properly. If I were the one who had posed this perfectly reasonable question to you, I would have felt disrespected by your response, and on the web as in the real world, you are only entitled to receive the respect you are willing to give.--Captainhu 08:04, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #6

Any particular reason you took out that last bit of triva from the geth armory page?

If you had read my edit summary, then you would have seen your answer. Lancer1289 18:48, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

We can do this all day, or you can explain to me the problem.

Weapons Data

Lancer, could you point me to where the developers have confirmed that such-and-such a weapon does X base damage, and fires at Y rounds per minute? --AnotherRho 02:16, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

I will see if I can find them. Lancer1289 02:29, August 28, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I know where the page is wherein Christina Norman and Eric F. discuss various attributes of the weapons and powers (that's where we get the damage multipliers): namely, [here]. --AnotherRho 03:12, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

My Talk Page

I've closed the conversation on my talk page. I won't add line breaks or tabs to user comments ever again. I don't see the point of that rule but I don't have to see the point in order to abide by it. If you had just asked, I would have been happy to comply. I still think barking at new users is unnecessary. Brianbreed 13:44, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

PS, I'm sorry for losing my temper. Please forgive my rude behavior. Brianbreed 19:40, August 28, 2011 (UTC)
Very well, apology accepted. Lancer1289 21:02, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Idle question..

Why 1920 x 1080 instead of the standard 1920 by 1200 that you'd had up? Noticing it's chopping the image when going through and looking at the preview, even after a forced refresh, least on previews and thumbnails. 1080 tends to be for a 1650 by 1080 resolution scaling. Looks a bit messed up in that regard and scaling. Which is weird cause I saw your previous version being the original 1920 x 1200 that's on the main site for ME. o.O--Aryn2382 06:16, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

It has to do with the display resolution and display on a page. Becuase of how images are displayed here, the second one fits not only with more images on the site, it will end up displaying better. As to the preview, it can take several days for the servers to display it properly. Lancer1289 11:57, August 29, 2011 (UTC)
Yar. I can see that now, it was, well. Buggery strange, hadn't seen it do that before with the cutting off like that. >< Ahwell. Good to know. Hell, noticed my original upload popped in at 1920 by 1080 somehow. XD --Aryn2382 12:00, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

Incinerate and Overload Links

Thank you for putting the links on the pages, I forgot how to do them.

Mass Effect 1 Cheats Mods

I was wondering if you knew how to get extra talent points for your squad members in Mass Effect 1. I saw your PC cheats link and it only has a cheat for Shepard to get extra talent points. If you don't know then, do you know anyone who is good at this? Thank you.

I'm probably the last person to ask on this subject as I don't mod my games like that and the only reason I use the console is to get access to weapons and armor, and even that is rare. I would suggest asking on the talk page, and it's just Mass Effect. I can't stand people calling it Mass Effect 1 and the same applies to any series. Lancer1289 00:54, September 1, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, Just Mass Effect then, i'll try the talk page. Thanks.

Blog that needs deleting.

Will you delete this blog for me,[[1]]. Thanks.--Legionwrex 04:51, September 1, 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid I beat you to it Lancer. I don't know why I'm up at this hour anyway. :P -- Commdor (Talk) 05:35, September 1, 2011 (UTC)
That's alright. I fell asleep last night at my computer taking care of something and woke up with Rock Band on my TV. Apparently I forgot to also forgot to shut off my Xbox. Lancer1289 12:27, September 1, 2011 (UTC)

Heavy Armor: Vandalism

When I went on the page it hadn't been fixed yet so I changed it back from what some random person left behind. I'm sorry I didn't see your edit but I didn't vandalise the page, honest.

Seriously, can no one read the statement I have at the top of my talk page? I ask people to not respond to a message I left on their talk page here. And it was fixed, all vandalism was removed. Lancer1289 14:09, September 2, 2011 (UTC)
It was I who corrected your edit. Just ensure that the next time a situation like this comes up, make sure that the action you're wishing to take is the clear one, as well as ensuring that the content being reverted will lead back to the original text. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 14:11, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #7

you know i am right about the omni-tools so change it back.

So where's the proof you are right then? Lancer1289 05:30, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You're not right. Lancer is. Non-physical objects being utilized via advanced technologies to form solid or impermeable objects is a common occurrence in sci-fi. Force fields, anyone? Deflector shields? The Forerunner light bridges in Halo? I could go on, but I think I've made my point. SpartHawg948 05:32, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Holodecks in Star Trek and how they function. Sorry had to mention that and I want one. Lancer1289 05:35, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
That's a good one, too. I mean, in First Contact, Picard killed a guy with holographic bullets. But, since those aren't physical objects, it must not make sense, apparently... :P SpartHawg948 05:38, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Safety Protocols...that's always a love-hate relationship in Star Trek. And I have to say, First Contact is one of my favorite movies. I just wish they made a move around Voyager or DS9. Lancer1289 05:41, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

The difference here is the purpose of omni-tool's as apposed to a bridge.remember that omni-tools function in a way similar to laser alarms or laser keyboards and that with LASER sensors that register what buttons the user wanted to hit to activate a certain actions.Trying to stabbing someone with an omni-tool is like trying to stab someone with light from a FLASH LIGHT.Now i am pretty sure i have made my point,but how about you just go ahead and read the article again. Some guy 9/4/11 1:49 p.m. sorry i dont have a talk page since i dont have an account.

Incorrect. An omni-tool serves much more uses than you what you say. It can actually manufacture things, like Tech proximity mines, and convert standard Heavy Weapon ammo for the M-920 Cain. An omni-tool is a multi-use function which has holographic displays and numerous other devices and one of them could be this new feature. So it isn't trying to stab someone with the light from a flashlight, more like trying to stab someone with the blade attached to that flashlight, similar to a Swiss Army Knife and all the things it has. Which in this case, includes a flashlight. An omni-tool is much more than a display, it can again do a lot more than you give it credit. And by not acknowledging that, you are dismissing all of the evidence against you.
There are plenty of examples where holograms can kill. For another example, what about the holograms from Dead Money, the Fallout: New Vegas add on. Just because something is a hologram, doesn't mean it can't kill or do damage. Also need I mention that it is BioWare's game and what they say goes. If they say an omni-tool can have a blade, then it can and it doens't have to make sense. Although again, they do have a lot of backup with other scifi TV series, movies, games, and whatnot. So you aren't right in this case, you have a lot of evidence against you, and two pieces which I just presented, blow your theory of how omni-tools work out of the water.
Finally, you do have a talk page which is linked to the IP address you are editing from. Lancer1289 06:15, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) You're not giving BioWare the chance to explain omni-blades. We're still six months away from ME3. If ME3 fails to provide any answers, then your criticism may possibly be warranted. As it is, you're making an uninformed assumption that omni-blades are irreconcilable with the ME universe. -- Commdor (Talk) 06:17, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) You may actually want to re-read the article yourself. Your interpretation of how omni-tools work is pure speculation not supported by any fact. Your characterization of omni-tools (saying that "Trying to stabbing someone with an omni-tool is like trying to stab someone with light from a FLASH LIGHT") is also dead wrong. In fact, the article itself shows that omni-tools are more than just simple flashlights. Among other things, omni-tools contain "minifacturing" fabrication technology, allowing the wearer to "rapidly assemble small three-dimensional objects from common, reusable industrial plastics, ceramics, and light alloys." This capability, mentioned in the first game, clearly demonstrates that omni-tools are capable of acting in a physical manner and interacting with physical objects. There is literally nothing backing your edit other than speculation. As such, you have yet to make a valid point. SpartHawg948 06:18, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Omni-tools have a hard light construct similar to the Forerunner bridges in Halo, just as Spart said. As they themselves are small super powerful computers that when activated simulate a gauntlet of sorts in which physical interaction can be made. Holograms (and your wildly erroneous "lasers") are soft-light constructs. The interaction with the tool turns them into hard-light constructs. [2]. That's how they are able to be typed on, create fire balls, super cold projectiles, and if you look at the Sentinel class, form armor. As retcon and changes happen often in the ME universe, and the sudden appearance of omni-blades, it is not impossible that this is a new development in omni-tool tech. Also it is not hard for people to misinterpret what a hologram is and that in of itself could explain the previous misconception of what an omni-tool is. Please don't tell the admins they are wrong and please don't tell the community are wrong when no where does it EVER state that omni-tools work like lasers. They are a physical object. I don't see why everyone has a problem with the blades considering it works just like Sentinel Tech Armor.--Xaero Dumort 06:29, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
That is a great point Xaero, what about the Tech Armor huh? I think that will be hard to explain away. Lancer1289 06:35, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

now we are at that strange point where omni-tool's dont make any sense since it says its a plastics and light alloys that can turn into 3dimensional objects which show the same screens you can find in lots of other places and even walk through(mordrins loyalty mission), but apparently there also physical like kinetic barriers.so if we put this all together omni-tools are magic.

Or have an advanced enough projector to regulate between soft and hard light constructs. It's not that hard of a concept to grasp. I also direct you to Clarke's Third Law - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.--Xaero Dumort 07:05, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

^^No idea what you are trying to say, but in general, no we don't really understand how omni-tools work. If we did, trust me, I'd be wearing one right now. We do know it can modify real materials, manufacture real materials, generate barriers capable of blocking solid material, scan objects, communicate wirelessly with electronic devices, and has a holographic haptic interface. All of these features have been consistent throughout all ME media and are also consistent with the existence of omni-blades.--Captainhu 07:11, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

read it, look at it,and then tell me they actually make sense.since i do realize now im only partially wrong since they use sensors,they are physical,they look like any other screen,there made of platics,light alloys etc.,they can be a physical object yet there a screen which we know are NOT physical objects.what it would seem is omni-tools are the worst written item in the whole m.e. universe and there magic there is no other way that something can defy so many rules at once and not be magic.

Except there is no magic, Mass Effect is a fictional universe and what BioWare says happens in that universe happens. You often cannot apply modern science to scifi as there are things that don't make sense if you try that. And once again Xaero brings up another point, just because you don't understand something doesn’t mean that it is magic or, for that matter, you can apply modern science as they are understood to it. It doesn't have to make sense to any of us, if BioWare says it does this, then it does that as it is their universe and they decide what occurs in it. They could make Shepard have the ability to transform into a giant bear if they wanted and not explain it, and despite the fact it makes no sense, it is still there and in that universe it makes sense.
Even then omni-tools make sense in what they do and as stated there is evidence to support what they do from other scifi. Even in the Mass Effect universe, there is a lot of evidence to support what omni-tools do and they make sense.
The bottom line here is that you are readin gtoo much into the issue. What is this now the third issue in three or four days where people read too much into issues? Lancer1289 07:25, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

really put all of the stuff that it says and that we know by playing the game,then lets see id its not something that contradicts itself.also if it has a kinetic barrier then thats then that makes as much sense as an ipad with a bullet proof screen,but to reiterate kinetic barriers do what now?...that right they stop things from getting through to what there covering so if its a physical screen (kinetic barrier)then 1 it would stop the users finger from using it,2. why would the omni-tools own screen be made out of armor?you have to belive me when i say omni-tools make as much sense as a murdering pretending to be a cop but only to solve crimes.

(edit conflict) Quick question: Am I the only one here who, upon reading the unregistered user's comments concerning "magic" (namely "what it would seem is omni-tools are the worst written item in the whole m.e. universe and there magic there is no other way that something can defy so many rules at once and not be magic"), immediately thought of Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law? For those unfamiliar, Clarke's Third Law states that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." That's what it seems like here. The technology is obviously advanced. It's certainly no more advanced than many other aspects of sci-fi tech that we accept, and that some accept as more plausible, and not less (transporters spring to mind), yet here omni-tools are dismissed as magic. They clearly aren't, which leads me to conclude that the anon's last comment is Clarke's Third Law in action. SpartHawg948 07:39, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Silly me... just saw Xaero's comment, so obviously I wasn't the only one reminded of Clarke's Third Law. :P
And to the anonymous editor, no one has to believe you. Your last comment was nearly unintelligible, particularly the last sentence. I can't make out the point you're trying to make, and the iPad analogy is just... weird and ill-suited. Maybe rephrase your point? Because right now, I can't make heads nor tails of it. SpartHawg948 07:43, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

ok its not magic it just runs on contradicting computer systems with an abundance of redundant systems and just pointless systems that only make less sense for it to functions at all.

What about it is contradictory, and what about it makes no sense? And, for that matter, since when is redundancy a bad thing? In field equipment (and omni-tools are military field equipment), redundancy is a desirable trait. SpartHawg948 07:49, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

no what fuck it im wrong this bioware shit has hit me hard and its 4:12 here and i need sleep thanks for giving me something to do why i listened to smudboy on the jewtube *cough* i mean youtube.

Fair enough. Just please mind the language in the future. This wiki does have a policy against profanity and offensive language. SpartHawg948 08:33, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

^^Not only are you guilty of numerous physics fails but your parting shot is a bit of random antisemitism? This wiki attracts all kinds. Not always a good thing.--Captainhu 08:41, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

Clearly he also fails to understand how kinetic barriers work in game. Kinetic barriers work on a velocity principle. It's why you can stab someone who has an active kinetic barrier, but can't shoot them. Distance also plays a factor. Please for the love of Buddha, understand the lore before you try to use it to back up your incredibly flawed argument.--Xaero Dumort 08:50, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Along with a few other things that they don't seem to get. I fell asleep after my last comment, so I'm reading what I missed. And after reading everything, I really don’t have a comment as its all been said. Lancer1289 15:50, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

ok im back and it and after checking with more people the omni-tool's codex entry (its the same in both games.)does not say weather its just a screen that can be passed through or a kinetic barrier esque materiel so really the whole omni-tool blade iks just a result of poor writing about what the device is exactly so we are both wrong and right at the same time.

Look you are reading to much into the issue. This is a fictional universe where anything can happen. If BioWare says that an omni-tool can have a blade, than it has a blade. Your opinion about whether or not it is poor writing is irrelevant. And anyway, the omni-tool has a lot more support for that than you think, or for that matter, what you are willing to give credit for. We aren't both right and wrong, we are right in the fact that you cannot apply modern anything to a fictional universe, see what I said before about Shepard transforming into a bear, and it's BioWare's universe and what they say goes. What about that don't you get? It doesn't have to make sense. Lancer1289 17:34, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Wow. Really, anonymous editor? Your last comment basically said "There's no evidence for what I said, but it doesn't explicitly confirm what you said either. So I'm going to assume that it means what I want. We're both right and wrong at the same time." To reiterate, there is absolutely nothing suggesting that any part of what you said is correct, other than your repeated assurance that it must be. There is nothing to indicate that this is the result of "poor writing", other than that you keep saying so. As has been demonstrated multiple times by multiple editors, omni-tools have already been shown to be capable of exerting a physical force on objects around them. It has also been demonstrated multiple times by multiple editors that, within the ME universe, there are non-physical objects that, through neither magic nor bad writing, but through technology that can be easily and readily grasped, can have a physical impact on the world around them. The omni-blade appears to be no different than any of these, yet you still persist in making bold and baseless assertions without so much as a shred of evidence. Not one shred. Please, if there's nothing to support this inane theory, just drop it and save everyone some time. SpartHawg948 19:07, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
And the space on my talk page for that matter. Lancer1289 19:12, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

I disagree with Lancer on the point that writing has to make sense. Of course, the writing has to make sense, scientific sense, but only the science of the ME universe is applicable. The omni-tool/blade is consistent with the established in-universe as has been stated, therefore it makes perfect sense.--Captainhu 20:25, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

New Omni tool

Do you know why the Omni tool has swaped hands for ME3?

I don't know why, and I honestly don't even know what you are talking about to begin with. Lancer1289 23:39, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

If you payed attention through the ME series you'd have noticed that you use the Omni tool on you left hand. But for the gamplay trailer for ME3 you used it in your right hand to stab someone with it, thoughts?

And what? It's demo footage and gameplay elements could change by the time the game is released. I honestly don't care about this issue and I don't care which hand it is on. I'm sure there are people here who do, but I am not one of them and if you want to talk about it, then I'd recommend a blog or a forum post and not using my talk page to discuss an issue that I honestly don't care about.
If BioWare switched it, then I'd recommend asking on the BioWare forums because again, this is something I really just don't care about. As long as it's being used when it's supposed to be, and it makes sense, I don't care which hand it's on. Lancer1289 00:08, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

im back again with more omni-tool blade stuff. 1: dont you dare use the argument of bioware "wills it" is flawed and implies that its fine for them to contradict and retconn anything they want just for the sake of wanting something to do things it couldn't do before just because they wanted it.2:omni-tools are the pinnacle of poor writing loop-holes,since the lack of info about them makes it so bioware can just do whatever they want because of poor writing.

Why don't you start a forum or blog post about omni-tools and stop pounding this poor man's talk page? You'll get responses that way as well.--Captainhu 03:44, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Seriously? Again? Drop this issue already because you aren't getting anywhere except on my nerves. You do realize that I have the right to remove your comments from my talk page and not even give you an explanation as to why I did that right? I'm guessing not, but I will say that if you cannot present your support for your arguments and only continue to complain about poor writing and stating that your theory is correct, with no evidence I might add, then I will not hesitate to remove your comments. This is because I'm getting tired of this discussion on my talk page which is going nowhere and has only devolved into one person complaining and multiple people pointing out problems and telling them point blank they are incorrect. If you want to complain, then find somewhere more appropriate for that as my talk page isn't one of those places.
And now to my absolute last comment about this topic unless new evidence is presented. I dare use that argument as it is BioWare's universe and what they say goes. It doesn't matter what you say or complain about, at this point, whatever BioWare wants, it happens. You have no evidence to support any of your claims and as Spart already said "Please, if there's nothing to support this inane theory, just drop it and save everyone some time", and I agree. You are really just complaining about this now and frankly it is getting really old really quickly. There are better outlets for that and my talk page isn't one of those.
And yes it is ok for BioWare to retcon something because it is their universe, their creation, and what they say goes. It isn't flawed, it is their right and maybe they will, and maybe they won't, which is more likely, but again you are just complaining about anything and if you are going to do that, then go somewhere else because it is getting annoying and I'm not having it on my talk page. From your comment, you didn't even read Spart's last comment, so I suggest you do. You have zero, nada, not one iota of evidence to support anything you say and until you either get that evidence to support yourself, stop complaining, stop pestering me about something that you can't get anyone's support on, and go somewhere where you can discuss that. Omni-tools are more complex than what you want to give them credit for and can do a lot more than you are also refusing to give them credit for.
To conclude, either present evidence to support anything you say, or stop arguing/complain/(insert word of choice here) this point as it isn't about who's right or wrong at this point, it's about you complaining and saying you are right with nothing to support you and there is literally a mountain of evidence against you. Lancer1289 04:30, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

the evidence is the lack of info about omni-tools and that summery codex entry is just a gateway for loopholes that allow bioware to make anything up anything they want to about omni-tool's.

Oh. Good. More of the "omni-tools are nothing but bad writing and plot holes because I say so. I'm going to ignore all evidence that counters my statement and just keep saying it" nonsense. Because that was so productive in round 1. Please, drop this nonsense. SpartHawg948 05:24, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Editing a mission page.

Hello Lancer. I just played Tali's Dossier mission in Mass Effect 2 and I used this guide given here http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Dossier:_Tali I noticed that there were a few inconsistencies and maybe I can make some minor edits to this page. But before I do that, I wanted to know what are the requirements before making an edit? Should I provide some evidence to back up my edits in any way? Should another user verify my edits? Please advise --RS Kossery 06:35, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

For walkthrough articles it is really a hit and miss sort of deal. There is no real standard for any edit as anyone can make them, but just be prepared for your edit to be adjusted to undone for various reasons. Most walkthrough information doesn’t have to be verified per se, as the information on it varies a lot, but for big things, you could be asked to bring it up on the talk page for verification first. The only thing I can really suggest is just make the edits and see where the chips fall. Lancer1289 12:29, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Lancer. I made some edits to that page. Now I was wondering about this page http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Morality_Guide_(Mass_Effect_2)I got Grunt's fourth conversation on the Normandy BEFORE his Loyalty Mission, and I got Jack's Loyalty Mission before the third conversation. I don't know if the article is just wrong, or whether this differs according to how often you talk to your squadmates.--RS Kossery 06:21, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

You do know you don't have to copy the entire URL right? Just place brackets around the name like Mass Effect 2. URLs just look sloppy on pages. As to the Morality Guide itself, it is really just more perspective than anything. The conversations can come up at ay time, but it is more when it generally comes up. As of now, changes like that just don't work as well and considering they can change a lot, it's best to just leave it as is. Lancer1289 11:33, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes, I should have used the brackets. Sorry about that. Anyway, I am getting a hang of editing now. Hopefully I can contribute more to the articles--RS Kossery 12:47, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Mass Effect 3 Original Soundtrack

Hey Lancer, I just wanted to run this by you. In the "Series" template, there isn't a Mass Effect 3 Original Soundtrack icon added onto it yet, as well as a page. I was going to create a Mass Effect 3 Original Soundtrack page (a filler page, of course), and then link it onto the template, but I figured that I should run this by you first. Also, I hate this new wiki text thing. LordDeathRay 15:43, September 8, 2011 (UTC)

I'm really going to say no, at this point, because we have extremely little information on it. Literally all of the information on it is in the ME3 article, and right now, it isn't enough to justify an article, yet. I have no doubt that there will be one, but right now, there just isn't enough information to warrant it. The article would end up just being an exact copy of what is already on the Mass Effect 3 page. Once we get more information, then we can create it, but for now, there just isn't enough and again it would end up just being a copy of the ME3 page. Lancer1289 16:03, September 8, 2011 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for the input. LordDeathRay 16:06, September 8, 2011 (UTC)

Dedecated Page For Thoughts On Tali's Face

With your permission I would like to create a page for disscion of tali's face that you can also post images on, sort of like an arcive, but i don't know what it should go under, like a blog or a proper page? what do you think and do you approvie? (under sepulation of course)

--Blazingswords 02:45, September 9, 2011 (UTC) (yes me again)

First what is dedecated, disscion, and sepulation? And if you are talking about what I think you are talking about, then the page would have to be in the forums or a blog post as any mainspace article for this purpose would be deleted on sight. A blog or a forum page is the only option here. Lancer1289 03:26, September 9, 2011 (UTC)

Then to the forums! --Blazingswords 04:33, September 9, 2011 (UTC)

Marine Raider

Hey, Choice Of Games makes interactive fiction. On the iPhone/Touch/Pad, they have one available for free titled "Marine Raider." It takes place in the WWII pacific theater. I was wondering if you've played it and what your thoughts are on it?

Huh? This came out of nowhere. I do not own an iPhone/Touch/Pad and have no intention to. Lancer1289 20:46, September 9, 2011 (UTC)
It's not quite out of nowhere, I saw a few other messages talking about military history. It's military historical fiction about a battle, fun and interesting, and since you're an expert I figured maybe you might have played it and have a comment on it. You did not so, *shrug* --Pokeme444 22:22, September 9, 2011 (UTC)

Final Battle

I don't really understand why you reversed my edit on the Final battle in mass Effect 2. You claim it was already mentioned, but I can't see what I wrote anywhere else. If I've missed it, can you point it out or at least explain how you feel it has already been covered. CoalitionofIndependantRepublics 15:51, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Um the statement "any other non-loyal squad members". There is actually no proof that Miranda, Jack, Tali, or Legion are targeted first, and I've done extensive research on the subject, before we had the information that we do now. One account had Mordin and Miranda disloyal, with the player siding with Jack in the argument, and surprise, Mordin died first.
The order is as it is on the page, any nonloyal squad members, and we don't know the order of that. We don't have any evidence on that front, so if you have evidence, then get it, and this is a case where devconfirmation of that information is required. Considering what we already have on the subject is devconfirmed, then anything new that comes forward has to be. Lancer1289 16:10, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I made the change after remembering my first play through where I had sided with Jack, as well as not completing the loyalty missions of Samara, Legion, Thane and Zaeed, as well as not recruiting Kasumi. Miranda was the only character who died which made me believe it was a deciding factor. Given what you have said, maybe it was just a coincidence. CoalitionofIndependantRepublics 19:10, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps. We again don't know the order so it might be random. On the other hand, it might also follow the order that we know they die in if they are all loyal. Since you said Miranda, Samara, Legion, Thane, and Zaeed weren't loyal, with the order being Mordin, Tali, Kasumi, Jack, Miranda, Jacob, Garrus, Samara/Morinth, Legion, Thane, Zaeed, Grunt, perhaps it is that order because Miranda is lower than the others mentioned. But again we can only guess as we need devconfirmation on that one. Lancer1289 19:18, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

That is a fair point, I had not looked at it in that way. I'm sure you can see why i made my original assumption, guess it was a coincidence. CoalitionofIndependantRepublics 21:36, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps. Lancer1289 23:08, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Heads up

The annoying IP vandal we've been dealing with since yesterday has also struck the Dragon Age Wiki quite a few times today. Seems like every other month we get one these wackos now, eh? I miss the good ol' days... -- Commdor (Talk) 17:55, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Indeed. Lancer1289 18:41, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Delete this Blog please

Will you delete this blog for me,[[3]], it kind of make me look like an idiot, so it must go.--Legionwrex 22:40, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Very well. But in the future, since one of the admins has deleted a number of your blogs, just a bit of advice, take a moment and think about what you plan to write about. Which reminds me, I have one of my own to post later. Lancer1289 23:09, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #8

Since there is a forum on the subject (made after I did the blog) could you delete this blog of mine [[4]], I thought I'd use this section instead of creating a new one User:JediSpectre117 14:13, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

I can do that, however even though it is a similar topic, it is something different from the previous topic and I do ask people to just leave me a new message anyway in these situations. Lancer1289 13:20, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #9

Was there, by chance, something wrong with the addition I made to the soundtrack page? Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Looking at my edit summary would have provided your answer. Because the site operates like a wiki, it requires further confirmation and if that is what you were using as your source, then it is not a valid source. Lancer1289 13:23, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry about that. I'm not yet familar with navigating this site. Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

At rate, I'm still not sure what was wrong with what I posted. I wasn't posting those links to serve as verification to allow for additional information to be added to the actual track listing. Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

It's pretty black-and-white: it was simply an interview between a reputable website and the composers of the Mass Effect 2 Sountrack. Hell, I first found the interview through an official posting on the BioWare Social Network.

I should point out a few things. First, it isn't black and white, there's plenty of grey there. Your definition of reputable and mine are two completely different things. Given the nature of the site, another, more reputable site, is required to have something like that in the article. Second, just because you found it through the social network, doesn't mean that it is fact. There are plenty of things there, fan art, speculation, and I could go on for some time, but again, we need more than what was provided. Third, you used it twice for verification, and posting it again, even how you did it, is doing the same thing. You are telling people, from a non-reputable source, that this is what happened and this is fact. We just can’t accept that. We need more than what was provided before anything can be added. Lancer1289 12:51, September 13, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, a link to the interview was provided on the BioWare Social Network, but it wasn't something merely posted by some other member, as you clearly assume. As I already stated, it was an official posting made on that site.

If you'd like to see for yourself, you can find the link in the news archives here. Just Ctrl+F, and look for "Composer Interview."

Well, I certainly hope the official Mass Effect 2 website is reputable enough for the Mass Efect wiki. Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Seriously, why can't you post replies in the right section? It isn't that difficult as it takes less time, and makes things about 300 times easier. Posting replies at the end only serve to make me do more work to look for your reply. Please from now on post in the right section as it isn't helping you to reply at the end, in a section that has no relevance to what you are talking about.
As to what you said, see my reasons above as they haven’t changed, nor has anything else for that matter. Lancer1289 15:58, September 20, 2011 (UTC)

Seriously, why can't you post replies in the right section? It isn't that difficult as it takes less time, and makes things about 300 times easier. Posting replies at the end only serve to make me do more work to look for your reply. Please from now on post in the right section as it isn't helping you to reply at the end, in a section that has no relevance to what you are talking about. Lancer1289 15:58, September 20, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, bro. I didn't realize I wasn't replying the right way. Perhaps you could be a little more specific as to the correct means of replying, instead of flipping out. Perhaps you could also make an adjustment to your rather unsavory demeanor, as I don't seem to be the only person who feels that way. Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)


As to what you said, see my reasons above as they haven’t changed, nor has anything else for that matter. Lancer1289 15:58, September 20, 2011 (UTC)

So, in other words, the official Mass Effect 2 website isn't reputable enough for the Mass Effect wiki site. Good to know. Jambo11 18:14, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

And yet again you failed to respond in the correct section despite me asking you twice now to do so. And you have also apparently have glossed over my reasoning as it is evident, from your response, that you didn't read what I wrote. Lancer1289 02:22, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

There's that unsavory demeanor, again.

In case it isn't abundantly clear by now, I'm not terribly familiar with the proper means of responding. In my last response, I even suggested that you specify how I'm supposed to respond (i.e. how to post the correct section), in lieu of flipping out. Jambo11 18:08, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Speaking of unsavory, in the future, it would be nice to avoid use of loaded and inflammatory phrases such as "There's that unsavory demeanor, again." And it's always preferable to leave out nonsense like accusations of "flipping out". SpartHawg948 17:09, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
Would it not also be nice to avoid dialogue that prompts such inflammatory phrases? As for my other comments directed at Lancer1289, while they may have been inflammatory, that isn't to say that they were not truthful, as his reactions could have been composed in a manner much more fitting of an admin. Perhaps he should make it a point to follow your example. Jambo11 18:08, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
As for posting in the right section, it's incredibly simple. Go to the appropriate section of the talk page. In this case, it's the section entitled "Missing Title #9". Right there next to the title is a little button saying "edit". Click that. That's all you have to do. Then you edit and save as normal. Just edit the right section, not the entire page. SpartHawg948 17:12, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
Well, anything is simple when you know exactly what to do; I certainly did not, and I thank you for instructing me properly.
As you have displayed, it is much better to instruct an ill-versed individual than to lose one's composure...i.e. "flipping out." On that note, my accusation of Lancer1289 "flipping out" is far from nonsensical, but it was brutally honest. I will, however, refrain from making such comments in the future, providing the Lancer1289 adopts a more palatable demeanor, and avoids losing his composure. Jambo11 18:08, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

No, in order for it to be "brutally honest", two things would have to be true. 1) It would have to be brutal, or to put it another way, shocking, blatant, etc. It wasn't. 2) It would have to be true. It wasn't. Lancer did not "flip out". He reacted with understandable frustration when you engaged in behavior that he had asked you multiple times before not to do. I understand that you sought clarification and received none, but I also understand that in the same post in which you asked for clarification, you also accused Lancer of having an unsavory demeanor and flipping out, so I can't say I'm surprised he didn't reply in full to your request. Insulting someone while asking for their help rarely produces productive results.

So yes, I maintain that your accusation is, when taken in context, nonsensical, and is most certainly not brutally honest. What is brutally honest is the fact that, in your actions and rude comments to Lancer concerning his supposedly unsavory demeanor, you are engaging in behavior prohibited by the guidelines of this site. I'll ask you to refrain from making such insulting statements about your fellow editors in the future. Lancer does not have to "[adopt] a more palatable demeanor, and [avoid] losing his composure" in order for you to be expected to abide by the rules. There was, after all, nothing wrong with his demeanor or composure, at least not per site policy. After all, he never insulted you. The same cannot be said of you regarding him. SpartHawg948 19:18, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

  • And yes, while anything is simple when you know exactly what to do, that wasn't the intent of my statement. When I said it was incredibly simple, I meant so simple that someone who has no idea how to do it can easily figure it out due to the user-friendly nature of Wikia. I had no idea how to do it either at one point, but figured it out quickly with no instruction. And I'm about as computer illiterate as they come. Well, by Wikia standards. So yeah, my point was that posting in the right section is incredibly simple even if you don't know how to do it going into it. If I can figure it out, anyone can. SpartHawg948 19:22, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
I really don't have anything else to say to this except what has already been said. Lancer1289 23:38, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Section edits

Seems the last wikia update has bugged the section edits here. You can either wait for wikia to fix it (which would be the third time) or just add the following to the Wikia.css. --VatsaGentek 06:35, September 13, 2011 (UTC)

span.editsection { float: right !important; }
I'm not sure what you are talking about. All of the edit links are on the correct sides and in the correct place. I noticed this problem for about all of two hours before they went back to normal. Therefore, I'm not willing at this time to put something into the .css file without a reason. If others said it was happening to them, then I might reconsider. Lancer1289 12:53, September 13, 2011 (UTC)

Hai :3

Tali or Miranda?

Are you serious? You're spamming him, why? LordDeathRay
I would advise you to take things like this to the forums. If it is an interesting topic, then I'll take part in the discussion, but I don't like discussions like this on my talk page as they have a habit of getting out of control. Lancer1289 02:22, September 14, 2011 (UTC)

All that was required was your answer and your answer alone, it's a simple question and you only need a simple answer.

And I do not want to discuss this here, and I'm not sure if I even want to discuss it. Please take it to the forums because of what I said earlier and you will probably get more answers. Lancer1289 00:16, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

Upgrade Guide

Hey Lancer, I was going through the Credits by Location section and I noticed that a few missions and assignments where credits could be earned were omitted. These are Illium: Liara: Systems Hacking, Illium: Liara: The Observer, Illium: Indentured Service, Illium: The Justicar: Stolen Goods Found, Illium: The Assassin: Salarian Family Data, Citadel: Crime in Progress, Citadel: Found Forged ID, Citadel: Krogan Sushi, Omega: Packages for Ish and Omega: The Patriarch. Have they been incorporated into the table already, maybe as part of some main mission? If not, I will add them soon.

Also, maybe a note should be added to say that rewards found on assignments that are part of a main mission are included in that mission's entry. For example Illium: The Justicar: Smuggling Evidence seems to be included in Dossier: The Justicar. A note explaining that can avoid potential confusion.

I would like to hear your opinion on these issues. Thanks. --RS Kossery 13:35, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

First, I didn't need the list. If you had just pointed out that some were missing, then that would have been enough but I don't need a list. If there is something missing, then it should be added. As to the Smuggling Evidence assignment, it is incorperated because that is how it's done in the game. Lancer1289 16:48, September 15, 2011 (UTC)


I put the list because I didnt know if some of these were also incorporated into the table under some main mission. Anyway, I'll make the changes to the table.--RS Kossery 06:23, September 16, 2011 (UTC)

Againthough, all you needed to say was there are things missing. Putting a list in this case wasn't necessary as it wasn't that hard to see what was missing if it was brought to my attention. Lancer1289 13:34, September 16, 2011 (UTC)

Ok, understood. And I saw the edits you made on that table. I don't understand why you removed the line that said giving the forged IDs to the asari doesnt give extra credits on Xbox and PlayStation. I got that part from the guide for that particular assignment.--RS Kossery 14:36, September 16, 2011 (UTC)

This is because I've been meaning to bring that up, and I have fogotten about it. I know there was something I was forgetting, but until I saw that, and the edit to the page, it didn't click. Lancer1289 17:13, September 16, 2011 (UTC)

Appreciation

You can delete this if it's taking up room after you read. I just wanted to say that you and all the other admins (spread the word) do an amazing job on here, and I didn't know where else to put it. I recently tried to go to a different wiki and all the admins on there either ignored me completely on talk pages or just deleted things without explanation only to re-add later as it was right all along. So I just wanted to let you know that You and all the others that this wiki has it's act together in so many ways thanks to all of your hard work.Tivis014 19:10, September 23, 2011 (UTC)

I believe I can speek for all the admins when I say thank you. It's always nice to get a message like this which shows just how well we are doing. Thank you. Lancer1289 19:33, September 23, 2011 (UTC)

I second that comment by Tivis014. This wiki is really well maintained and administrated. It has really helped me enjoy Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. So my sincere thanks to all contributors, and the admins for giving us all this wiki--RS Kossery 10:36, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

Wrongfully Blocked

Hey man, WTH. I was fixing the DLC page table and all of a sudden you blocked my IP address (72.213.182.207). I had to use a proxy just to send you any sort of message! I couldn't even make my own account.

(edit conflict)Really? Fixing? If that is what you call fixing, then you and I have very different definitions of the word fixing. You did nothing except create a redlink, then remove it. Then you did it three times, and enough was enough. All you did was insert gibberish into a page for some unknown reason, apparently to test something or whatever. If you want to test editing, we have a place for that, i.e. Mass Effect Wiki:Sandbox. I'm heavily debating blocking this IP address as well for admitted sock puppetry, but your ban was entirely justified and will not be lifted. For now I won't block this IP, but if another admin blocks, I will not oppose it. Lancer1289 06:02, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
Well EXCUSE ME for being new. I didn't know that, and I only JUST noticed the preview button. (I DID fix the table by the way. There used to be no table border between the Zaeed, Cerberus Weapon and Armor, and Arc Projector entries when using firefox on my computer. Now there is. I dunno how i fixed it but it changed. However, there is still no border between Equalizer pack and Overlord. I was in the middle of trying to figure out why it was doing that and then it told me i was blocked!)
So are we going to keep changing the IPs because I'm really thinking of banning all three IPs for longer now. Just to point out there was nothing wrong with the article before that, and since I reverted all edits that IP made, there in terms of changes, there has been no change to the article. There is a perfect table there and there are no lines missing and no breaks.
And what's that rule about doing something new? If you don't know what you are doing, ask before you do anything! There are plenty of people who've never edited here before, or more than likely anywhere else, who manage to make a successful edit. Lancer1289 06:21, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not doing it on purpose that's just how my proxy program that i found after 5 minutes of googling works. I went on my other computer, and you're right. there are no border problems there for either browser. Then I went back to my laptop and fiddled with it. For some reason, at a certain screen size, the border disappears. I press ctrl+ or ctrl- and then it works properly. I have no idea why. If you don't believe me I can throw up some pics or a youtube video or something.
Look, I'm sorry. I've edited other wikis so i thought i knew what i was doing. I didn't know that it would matter to anyone if i messed something up and fixed it myself 2 seconds later. Can you please unblock my IP? (72.213.182.207)
I will not unblock the IP for the reasons I've given above. We have places to test editing and if you didn't know what you were doing, you should have asked. I should also mention I'm still debating blocking the other two. Lancer1289 15:43, September 25, 2011 (UTC)


No creo que estás un racisto.

Lancer, I am SO SORRY you took my allegation of racism to heart. I didn't mean to offend you, honestly. Clearly, I have a vastly different sense of humor -- or I just live in a society and culture that doesn't have a problem with the word "racism" and any form thereof -- so I don't find it in the least bit offensive. We were talking about the krogan, a fictional species of redundant-biological-system-processing, dinosaur-like, warlord-worshiping aliens, not a race of humanity. Given the ENTIRELY FICTIONAL topic of the discussion at hand, OF COURSE I didn't mean to imply that you have ANY inkling of racism in you. However low my opinion of you is, it's just based on my extrapolations of your character from your interactions with me and others on this website, which to date constitute the ONLY means of communication between us. Because of that, as Captainhu pointed out, I'm not familiar with you enough to make facetious, and therefore value, judgments of your core being. Wouldn't that be indicative of my lack of serious intent? Whatever you and Il Duce and every other user who sees my comment may think, I don't think you're actually a racist. Why would I? SlayerEGO1342 16:31, September 25, 2011 (UTC)

Creating a "General hints and tips" guide

Hi, I was thinking maybe we can create a "General hints and tips" guide to help out newbies. The guide can give some tips on things like character creation, combat, research, upgrades, talking to squadmates etc, with links to the dedicated pages. For example, a tip on research would be to do 3 damage upgrades on your favourite weapon as soon as possible, so that you can unlock further research associated with that weapon. And there we can put links to the Research and Upgrade guides. Basically the General hints and tips guide should be a summary of the other guides, enabling a new user to easily get adapted to the Mass Effect universe. We can creat one for Mass Effect and a separate one for Mass Effect 2. I would like your opinion on this. Thanks.--RS Kossery 10:52, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

I really have to say this is a bad idea and I'll explain why. What you are proposing would be a disaster as you would give "tips" on a piece of information that would be so subjective, that it would be changed so often, that monitoring it would become a burden. Initially, all of the ME Class Guides had recommendations about how far to level up a power, and ME2 Class Guides had a few of those as well, but when I overhauled them over a year ago, that information was removed because of its subjectivity. Information here would be extremely subjective to a playthrough, and would change based on so many factors, that the information there would be changed too often.
Your point about this summarizing other guides is also a problem. We have that information already, and we try to keep redundancy to a minimum. This would increase redundancy to a very high factor because all of the information there would already be listed on other guides. All guides serve a purpose and having another guide, which does nothing except restate what is already in that guide, really just isn't a good idea. Redundancy, subjectivity, and would be subject to bias, that information there would just end up being a restatement of more specific, and detailed guides which already have a purpose. One this guide would lack.
Also I do have a massive issue with the name. "General hints and tips" is already a subjective name and given all of the other issues I pointed out already, this idea just has bad idea written all over it. Lancer1289 13:18, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

Wow, didnt think it was that bad, but ok. On another topic, why did you remove every edit i made on the pages Research, Zaeed and Kasumi? in the research page, respurces needed were quoted for example as "500/1,000/1,500/2,000 Element Zero or 90,000 Credits (75,000 with discount)". But in order to get all the upgrades, you ahve to spend the resources, and buy one upgrade. So why is my correction wrong?--RS Kossery 18:10, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

The trivia was exactly what I said, it wasn't trivia. Trivia regarding Liara as the only squadmate who can't die is also not trivia and has been removed about 50 times by now. Things like that are trivial, not trivia.
As to the Research article, it was a grammar issue. If you say "and" then the sentence says that you have to pay the resources and the credits for each upgrade. But if the sentence says "or", then the sentence says that you have to either pay the resources, or pay the credits, but not both to get the upgrade, and that is the case. This is sometimes a tricky thing to see, but if you want to get the proper message off, then you need to figure out what you are going to say. If you are going to say that it needs two things, then use "and", but if it is one thing or the other, then use "or". Lancer1289 18:28, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

ok, thanks for the clarification--RS Kossery 21:47, September 29, 2011 (UTC)

Ser Pouce-a-lot's profile

Was it you who undid all the work i did to my profile. I spent a long time updating it, & yet it has been reverted to how it looked before my edit. Please explain to me why.Ser Derek of Highever 20:37, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Because it was edited by IP address 66.64.56.171‎. We will not tolerate people editing the user pages of others, even if it is an IP. If you are editing your user page, then make sure you are logged in to prevent this. And it's easy to recreate all the information, just undo it under your user profile. If it isn't your user page, then you have no right to edit it.
This particular thing has been done time and time again. We have no way of confirming it is you, even if you tell us, so if it isn't your user name editing your user page, then we will undo it. Lancer1289 21:05, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Title #10

Hi Lancer,

I am a researcher with the Games+Learning+Society group. My research team studies game cultures and communities. We’re also gamers.

One of my colleagues and I are currently beginning an investigation of game-based wikis and my own research is focused on Mass Effect. I hope I’m not being inappropriate getting in contact with you through your talk page, but if you would be willing, I would love to talk with you about your work with the wiki. Your number of contributions is seriously impressive and I’d like to hear more about what you do.

If you would be willing to talk with me, please contact me at GameStoryResearch@gmail.com. Thanks!

--RazShep 05:46, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

Currently I'm having issues with laptop, which is my primary computer and I hope to get that resolved soon. In the meantime, you can email me here and can see where that takes us. I may be a little lax on responses due to the issue I mentioned above, but I will try and get back to you as quickly as possible. Sorry, I have a thing about emailing people who leave me their email addresses on my talk page. It's nothing against you, it's just that I'm not a fan of doing that. Lancer1289 02:22, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

N7Academy

Hey Lancer! Quick heads-up: the terms of the proposed N7Academy partnership have, unfortunately, changed. As such, I'm letting everyone who voted know, so they can check them out and see what they think. So here's your heads-up! Hand-delivered and good to go! (Metaphorically, of course) SpartHawg948 06:19, October 9, 2011 (UTC)

Oh my, some changes aren't they. And all of this back and forth really doesn't do anything for my trust of the site, and adding to my misgivings earlier, I find myself having to make a decision. I'm going to be changing my vote and I'll leave it up to you where it will be. Lancer1289 01:26, October 10, 2011 (UTC)
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