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Dragon Mania Legends Wiki:Dragon Article Model

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SUGGESTION

While this is a good article to get you started on creating Dragon pages, you can always dive into creating articles without reading this one, simply by picking an appropriate Dragon similar to the one you want to create and then adapt said Dragon. This article mostly deals with the theory of article creation, thus experimenting with already-existing Dragons is a more practical learning method. Make sure to use the preview function before saving your edits!

This article was created to unify editing of Dragon articles on this wiki. It aims to provide a thorough understanding of article creation and explain the process in a way that all users, even those who have no knowledge of the wiki software or of wiki editing in general, are able to create Dragon pages on their own. If anything in this article is unclear or insufficiently explained, then turn to one of the active staff members to help you further.

Always make sure to carefully compare the data of the Dragon from your game to the article you are creating, to ensure a 100% match.

Title

The very first step when creating an article is to learn how to create a page. Once you have done that, the article needs to be given an appropriate name. This name will always be the full, official name that can be found in the game itself.

In a nutshell: regular Dragons include "Dragon" in their name, while Boss Dragons and Clan Dragons do not include that word. After an appropriate name is chosen, the next step is adding the contents.

Information Box

Absolutely all events make use of an infobox template called the {{DragonBox}}, a content-generating tool to simplify page creation. As the documentation of said template is already written, we will dwell on the following steps.

Description

This is the area for the description of the Dragon. The descriptio is added to the |description= parameter of the aforementioned DragonBox. After the automatically-generated opening statement, create a flowing description, beginning at the head and working to the tail or feet. DO NOT describe one Dragon by referring to the appearance of another Dragon. Information for the description can be taken from its physical appearance, its Codex Entry and/or its behavior in its Habitat. Comparisons can be drawn between the Dragon and the concept/being it is based on. These, in turn, can be referenced through the {{wp}} template by linking to a Wikipedia article.

Style

The style represents the body shape of the Dragon. This must be added to the |style= parameter of the DragonBox.

Style Dragon Examples
Anserine Light, Stardust, Fireball, Crystal
Bicipital Chip, Striker, Brimstone, Gravelis
Finned Boiling, Agent, Archangel, Narwhale
Leonine Earth, Vortex, Golden, Lightning
Reptilian Water, Candy, Mercury, Sunflower
Saurian Bee, Prickly, Ash, Typhoon
Serpentine Wind, Titan, Venom, Machine Snake
Stout Orange, Root, Ironcast, Ice Cream
Upright Plant, Nightshade, Pixie, Magnet
Ursine Shadow, Rogue, Yeti, Celestial
Winged Fire, Phoenix, Machine, Witch

The Obtaining section goes here, but this is automatically or semi-automatically generated by the DragonBox.

Events

If a Dragon has been made available through events in the current year, then add the following:

{|class="wikitable sortable"
!Event
!Position
!colspan="2"|Time Period
|-
|event goes here
|-
|another event goes here
|}

Start adding the events after the first |- using the {{ev}} template: |{{ev|NameOfEvent|Top Positions (ex: 1-10)|starting date (ex:22 February 2018)|ending date (ex: 29 February 2018)|type of event (only if necessary)}}

The last parameter needs not be added if the name of the event is a generic one (ex: Golden Gatherer, Boss Challenge etc.). Events are separated through the use of |- then each event is to rest on a pipe |. Events are added new-old from top to bottom.

Campaign Map Encounters

This section is added only if the Dragon is encountered in any Main Quest in any of the two modes of the Campaign Map and in a Side Quest and/or mine that is fought for the very first time.

Map Quest Level
Normal <number> <number>
Heroic <number> <number>

Categories

Make sure to add the appropriate categories at the bottom of the page that is being created by adding [[Category:<name of category>]]. All categories on this wiki can be found on this list.

So far, the DragonBox automatically adds all of the categories depending on the given values. As such, currently, there are no categories that need manual adding. However, should the need arise, simply add the necessary category at the very bottom of the article. If there are two or more categories, then they have to be inserted on a different line in the following order:

[[Category:Category1]]
[[Category:Category2]]
[[Category:Category3]]