A standard character is a character that you play within the game World of Warcraft and who corresponds to an in-game avatar as their primary personality. Most of you don't need to worry about non-standard characters, so read on.
Step 1: Starting upEdit
- Near the bottom of the Main Page, you'll find a purple box entitled "Creating a Character Page". In the white rectangle, write down your character's name. This should be the little blue name that appears on top of your avatar when you run around in the game, even if it isn't the character's IC name, because that makes it much easier to link your IC character to your in-game avatar. If you really want to, or if someone's already used up your character's name for another page, this is a list of the name formats you can use:
- <IC FirstName>
- <FirstName> <LastName>
- <FirstName> "<Nickname>" <LastName> *
- <FirstName> (<OOCAvatarName>)
- <FirstName> <LastName> (<OOCAvatarName>)
- * - (If your OOCAvatarName is the same as your character's Nickname, you should use this format)
- Finally, press "Wikify Character!".
Step 2: Fill in!Edit
- Fill in all the info! The sections aren't too strict, so you can add new sections or remove them as you see fit.
- Just to be safe, save your page.
Step 3: Categorizing your page!Edit
- Beneath the editing box, just above where it says "Summary", you'll find two rectangles, one says "Characters" the other says "Add category". Click on Add category, then do this: Write your character's ooc faction, PRESS ENTER, write your character's OOC race, PRESS ENTER, write your character's OOC class, PRESS ENTER. You can now stop, or you can go on and add your character's DnD alignment type, and other apropriate categories that you know exist. When you are done, just click on any old place and the "Add category" box will appear again.
- Make sure to capitalize the first letter of all words! And Death Knight is two words, not one.
- Just to be safe, save your page.
Step 4: Add a character box. Optional...sort of.Edit
- This is different depending on wether you're editing in Rich Text mode or editing the source code directly. If you find a lot of weird green puzzle pieces, you're editing in Rich Text mode. If the text is full of weird code, you're editing the code.
- If you're editing in Rich Text mode, find or create an empty line at the top of the page. Then, you find the drop-down button on your editing bar that says "Template". Click on that, then choose "Other template / magic word". When the box appears, click on the "Choose another template" button and then search for "Charbox". You might find that there is already a Charbox link there. Click on that.
- Finally, fill in all the info. The image box should have only the name and extention of the image (nameOfFile.jpg). Clock on OK and you're done.
- If you're editing the source code, then go to this page Template:Charbox and copy the code written in the box. Go back to your character page and paste this box at the top of the page. Change all the info for your character's info and you're done.
- Don't forget to save the page.
- P.S - People editing in Rich Text mode can switch to the Source Code mode and back again by clicking on the button that says: "Source" on your editing bar.
Step 5: Add your character to the list!Edit
- Go to All Characters and edit it. Add your character to the alphabetical list.
- If you're editing in Rich Text Mode, after you've added your character's name, you need to select it and click on button with the chain icon (Link). Where it says "Page name" should be the exact name you have your character's page. Where it says "Link text" you can either put nothing or put a more IC version of the character's name.
- If you're editing the source code, you just need to add the following line in the right place:
- Save the page.
There are two types of non-standard characters. The diference between these types and the standard type lies only in steps 3 and 5.
The first type of non-standard character is the Non-Played Character. These are characters that do not correspond and have never correponded to in-game avatars. They are usually important characters that belong in a standard charcter's background story, or some other Rp story you write. They can also correspond to ideas for characters you plan on creating one day in the future.
- On step 3 of one of these characters, instead of writting your character's in game faction, race and class, you just add "Non-Played Character" so that they belong only to that category, along with the default "Character category. Step 5 does not exist for this kind of character.
The second type of non-standard character is the "Alter-Ego Character" these correspond to minor alternate characters that you play using another character's avatar. The avatar "Richeron" usually corresponds to the character "Richeron". However, on rare occasions, the avatar "Richeron" corresponds to "Daniel Dippson", a very diferent character.
- Steps 3 and 5 do not exist for this kind of character. You should also add links between an avatar's main character page and it's alter-ego character pages.