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This page is a style and formatting guideline on GuildWiki.

It has general acceptance among editors and is considered a standard to which articles should adhere. However, it is not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception.

Definition[edit source]

A collector is a NPC who offers players items, weapons and armor in exchange for collectable drops.

Template[edit source]

{{BeastInfo | name = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
            | image = [[Image:{{subst:PAGENAME}}.jpg|128px]]
            | species = [[Human]]
            | prof = [[Collector]]
            | icon =
            | level = 1..20}}
===Dialogue===
:''"What does the top of the window read when you click on this npc?:"''

===Collector items===
{{:{{subst:PAGENAME}}/Collector}}

[[Image:{{subst:PAGENAME}} Map.jpg|thumb|right|Location]]

==Notes==
Any additional notes to add (for example about the items offered). (Omit section if unneeded).

==Trivia==
Trivia about this NPC (for example references to real life people). (Omit section if unneeded).

[[Category:Collectors (Campaign)]] [[Category:Location]] [[Category:Organization]]

Sections[edit source]

Each Collector article should consist of three segments: header, body, and footer.

Article Header[edit source]

The header portion is primarily made up of the BeastInfo template info box. Fill in only information that is available. Avoid using "Unknown" or question marks. If you do not know what to add, leave it blank rather than deleting it. Use the NPC type, in this case Collector in place of an actual profession. Leave the icon blank - do not remove it.

Please mark new Collector articles with {{collector-stub}}. The stub mark can be removed if the article contains enough relevant information or when there simply isn't much more that can be added.

Article Body[edit source]

The body of a Collector article contains the bulk of the information. As per the general style and formatting guidelines, please omit any section that does not have content.

Common Sections[edit source]

Please use only the listed section names and their following order for all Collector articles. As per the template above, the following sections should be level 3 section headings.

Dialogue
The dialogue presented at the top of the window when you click on the Collector to speak to them.

Special Sections[edit source]

Collector Items
A table listing the name, location, requirement and rewards of the particular NPC. This information is placed on a separate page for inclusion in the article and collectable item articles. These subsections are also indexed in pages such as Collector. Example templates for this section are listed below.

See the editing guide for more information on tables.

Armor[edit source]
  • The page should be called CollectorArmor.
  • Additional rows for campaign specific professions should be at the bottom of the table. List them always in the order shown on the character selection screen. If the collector doesn't offer armor for a specific profession, do not include it.
  • If the collector offers armor and weapons, separate them onto different subsection pages and include them both into the collector's article.
==== [[Collector Name]] ====
'''Location:''' [[Location]] with any additional directions if necessary.<br>
'''Collecting:''' 1..10 [[Item]]s
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"
! [[Profession]] !! Item Name !! [[Armor (rating)|Armor]] !! Other Modifiers !! Value
|-
| Warrior || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 80 || List any modifiers separated by a comma || List the item's Value
|-
| Ranger || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 70 || If there aren't any, say: None. || 
|-
| Monk || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 60 || Link to associated attributes || 
|-
| Necromancer || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 60 ||  || 
|-
| Mesmer || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 60 ||  || 
|-
| Elementalist || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 60 ||  || 
|-
| Assassin || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 70 ||  || 
|-
| Ritualist || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 60 ||  || 
|-
| Paragon || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 80 ||  || 
|-
| Dervish || [[Armor type|Name of the piece in the window]] || 70 ||  || 
|}
Weapons[edit source]
  • The page should be called Collector.
  • List the items shown in the order on the screen.
==== [[Collector Name]] ==== 
'''Location:''' [[Location]] with any additional directions if necessary.<br>
'''Collecting:''' 1..10 [[Item]]s
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"
! Item !! Stats !! Reqs. !! Mods !! Value
|-
| [[Item]] || [[Energy]] +X <br> [[Damage type]]: X-X || X [[Attribute]] || List the modifications on the item with links to
associated attributes || List the item's Value
|-
| [[Item]] || [[Energy]] +X <br> [[Damage type]]: X-X || X [[Attribute]] || List the modifications on the item with links to
associated attributes || List the item's Value
|} 
<br style="clear:both;" />
Other items[edit source]
  • The page should be called Collector.
  • List the items shown in the order on the screen.
==== [[Collector Name]] ====
'''Location:''' [[Location]] with any additional directions if necessary.<br>
'''Collecting:''' 1..10 [[Item]]s
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"
! Item !! Stats !! Value
|-
| [[Item]] || List any description attached to the item. || List the item's Value
|-
| [[Item]] || List any description attached to the item. || List the item's Value
|} 
<br style="clear:both;" />

Location
You may include a map to the Collector's location. If this isn't necessary or available at the time of creation of the article it may be omitted.

Article Footer[edit source]

The footer section is meant to contain the Notes and Trivia sections as well as the categories. As with all section names, please use "Notes" (as a level 2 header) to contain any additional comments regarding the NPC in question. Please use "Trivia" (again as a level 2 header") for any trivia information regarding the name or concept of the NPC. Remember to omit these sections if they are not needed. As a matter of consistency, if both are necessary, always place Notes above Trivia.

As for categories, always place them at the bottom of a page. See the following section of the NPC guide regarding the actual categories needed and their ordering.