User talk:Pserratv

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Again, welcome to Sarna's BattleTechWiki!

*******Be Bold*******

-- New user message (talk) 07:54, 8 June 2016 (PDT)

Personal Welcome[edit]

Thanks for joining! You're right, the spanish edition BT is mostly unknown territory here on Sarna. Heck, German was the biggest translated edition and I haven't come round to giving it a good coverage here yet.

Going by the differences in the German edition, a few questions:

  • Which novels were translated?
  • Did they change product content in Spain like they did in Germany? Like, changing short stories, art, "kitbashing" stuff from several sourcebooks together into a new one, or even add content such as new 'Mech variants?

Frabby (talk) 08:54, 27 November 2017 (EST)

I hope I answer correctly:
  • Which novels were translated? --> When I started only the basic ones (the two trilogies), though they expanded. Now we have all these:
http://www.tercerafundacion.net/biblioteca/ver/coleccion/56
  • Did they change product content in Spain like they did in Germany? Like, changing short stories, art, "kitbashing" stuff from several sourcebooks together into a new one, or even add content such as new 'Mech variants? --> There was nothing changed in spanish in terms of mech names, but in terms of weapon names, all were changed, this included the recordsheed themselves.

pserratv (talk) 17:10, 27 November 2017 (EST)

Magazines[edit]

Very happy to see your magazine articles - this is good info, so thank you! I've put them on my to-do list for tidying up, but they arent't too bad. I've been toying with the idea to create a "BattleTech articles in magazines" article and if and when that happens I may fold those articles into the summary article. But that's a long time in the future, if ever.

As for articles on individual 'Mechs, I don't think they are notable enough because none of those magazines had any official sanction. So they are fully non-canonical (as in, their content was never a "BattleTech" publication but instead a tie-in). As such, the 'Mechs and scenarios featured therein are non-canon and not apocryphal. Frabby (talk) 09:23, 29 November 2017 (EST)

TCI Model Kits[edit]

If you're interested in more detail about those model kits, drop me a mail to frabbybc /at/ googlemail.com. ;) Frabby (talk) 17:58, 8 December 2017 (EST)


Reinventing the wheel[edit]

Pserratv, whilst I appreciate the enthusiasm and we encourage people to be bold, you do not need to reinvent the wheel! If you find yourself writing an article have a look at other articles and see how they handle things (like multiple planets in a system or brigade level commands), a lot of these things have been talked out and done in a very specific way for a reason. There are still gaps in the wiki but a lot of things have also already been done.

I refer you to project BattleTechWiki:Project Military Commands and BattleTechWiki:Project Planets, BattleTechWiki talk:Planet Article Overhaul where a lot of these things where standardized, these might help. Keep up the good work and feel free to ask if you want help with anything.--Dmon (talk) 10:17, 30 December 2017 (EST)

I fully understand your comments, but I would like to explain myself better.

First, on the Mica planets, I saw the Mica Majority entre, and there I saw: Planetary Data

   Colonized Planets: Mica II, V, VII
   Star Type: K3V
   Positions in System: 2, 5, 7
   Time to Jump Point: 4.3, 4.6, 5.1 days
   Recharging Station: Zenith
   HPG Class Type: B

Where there was no link to Mica II because the entry did not exist. Only Mica I, V and VII. So I decided to copy & paste Mica I as Mica II to amend this. Indeed the existing planet is Mica II. Then I amended the links between them. Maybe the correct way of doing was having a single article for the 3 Mican planets (as they are in the same system). If that is the issue sorry for doing just a partial amendmend.

On mercenary commands, I was copying Wolf Dragoons format. Let me explain: if you look in any of the Mercenary Handboods/Readouts units are named by their big name: Kell Hounds, Wolf Dragoons, Khorsakiv's Kossacs, Lindon's Battalion... The last one has a "single unit" so everything is in a single article. The other ones have several regiments and they list the global information and then the regiments one by one. It makes sense to have a placeholder article with the global information and then articles on each regiment, which has already been done. So what I think and I did already explain is that in the mercenary list we have to link only let's say the parent unit, not the subcommands. While doing my first test I saw that in Wolf's Dragoons there was a subcategory to easily list the subcommands and I though... let's copy it. If the general idea is to keep this only for iconic units... we need a "list" of iconic units. But I still think that the list of mercenary commands should only link the global units.

Minor units and Characters[edit]

Hey Pserratv, Just wanted to say thank you for adding the minor units and characters you have been adding. These are the kind of things I personally feel the Wiki can never have too many along with the Planets, (RPG fodder for GM's to use), So I have would like to present you with an award to show my appreciation.

Random Act of Appreciation Award, 1st ribbon

i have also taken the opportunity to move your projects list onto your profile and install an awards board. --Dmon (talk) 13:10, 9 January 2018 (EST)

Westerhand Cat[edit]

Hey,

I have flagged your Westerhand Category for deletion and changed the link in the character article to Capellan, if we go down the route of planet specific categories then we could potentially create thousands of new categories for no real reason. --Dmon (talk) 06:14, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

No problem at all. I did it and even I was not sure. Solaris VII has a valid list of warriors that really make for a category. Westerhand as a gaming world is small. Same I feel for Noisel for example.--Pserratv (talk) 06:16, 23 March 2018 (EDT)
Maybe something more specific like [Westerhand Games Characters], I put a note in the Solaris Category a few weeks ago prompting a similar move there, but it is not really actionable until the technical problems the site is having are solved.--Dmon (talk) 06:24, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

Untranslated Products category[edit]

This actually a good idea. But I'd suggest dividing it up even move, with a Category:Foreign language products master category, and one sub-category for each product, i.e. Category:German language products, Category:French language products, Category:Spanish language products, etc. - I am busy right now but I'll install the categories later today (or later this week, or soon (TM) anyways). Feel free to get ahead of me. :) Frabby (talk) 07:39, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

Yes, this seems like a common sense idea--Dmon (talk) 08:38, 18 April 2018 (EDT)
Implementing it. I'll kill after that the link to the untranslated categories--Pserratv (talk) 08:39, 18 April 2018 (EDT)