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Oct 12 14 6:20 PM

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This is just and idea and a slight opinion on what the HLD wiki should be. In my opinion, if there is an Hyper light drfiter wiki, it shouldn't analyze everying about the game. Part of the thrill to HLD will be the players exploration of the game. If the wiki has spoilers and gives answers to the games many secrets, I think that it would undermine and detract from the experience of the game. I think that a wiki should serve as a game overview, outlining the main areas and the begining enemies of the game. I don't think the wiki should explain every aspect and secret of the game because that would detract from one of the main attractions of Hyper light Drfiter. 


This is just my opinion, what are your opinions on this topic????Please share!
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Oct 13 14 12:16 AM

Come on guys, people are aware of the dangers of spoiling and they should be responsible for their actions. We can take measures so that one is not spoiled by accident, but apart from that, I believe that the wiki could (should?) be an extensive documentation of *everything* there is to document about the game. Besides, I doubt that there will be any major plot twists (a la Game of Thrones), due to the minimal dialogues & character cast of the game. So, that only leaves visual spoilers, which can be easily avoided/hidden.

For instance, we could "tag" wiki-articles and wiki-sections at two or three "spoiler levels": (a) spoiler free, (b) mild spoilers, e.g. related to equipment functions, enemy types and abilities, (c) heavy spoilers like how-tos, maps, boss strategies etc.

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Oct 13 14 5:58 AM

Yeah I like your idea! That seems like a very good solution beacause spoilers do tempt people and it would be ebst to disuade spoilers as much as possible!

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Oct 14 14 4:03 PM

Aleonymous wrote:
Come on guys, people are aware of the dangers of spoiling and they should be responsible for their actions. We can take measures so that one is not spoiled by accident, but apart from that, I believe that the wiki could (should?) be an extensive documentation of *everything* there is to document about the game. Besides, I doubt that there will be any major plot twists (a la Game of Thrones), due to the minimal dialogues & character cast of the game. So, that only leaves visual spoilers, which can be easily avoided/hidden.

For instance, we could "tag" wiki-articles and wiki-sections at two or three "spoiler levels": (a) spoiler free, (b) mild spoilers, e.g. related to equipment functions, enemy types and abilities, (c) heavy spoilers like how-tos, maps, boss strategies etc.

^This. We can't rely on expecations that a wiki page, or anything else for that matter (i.e. videos, forum posts, pictures, etc.) will be devoid of spoilers. In this day and age, we can't really expect that. What we do have control over, however, are our own actions. If someone is afraid of spoilers, they need to have the ability to understand that online exposure to game content or content regarding the game will carry a very high innate possibility of containing spoilers. It's healthy to stop delegating responsibility and start taking it ourselves. We become more cognizant of our actions and consequences that way.

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Oct 14 14 5:12 PM

Yeah, as much as I love to find stuff out on my own and explore I can't force that philosophy on the gaming population at large. Everyone has fun in their own way. As yoppyx said, self control may be best for us hardcore drifters. Wikis are also usually good to look at screenshots and images, so people on Xbone and PS4 can check them out esier, because I don't think it is easy to take a screenshot on a console, whereas in steam it is much easier. 

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Oct 15 14 12:45 AM

One of the best wikis I met was that of the ASOIAF book series by GRRM. Being story-driven it's totally different than a game's wiki, but here's what I liked about it: In each article (typically for a character or a location) there was some generic intro text and then there was this "Recent Events" section that covered what happened to said character in each one of the books. In that way, you could read up to the point you had covered in the books, without accidentally glimpsing spoilers. Well, there was this info-table on the right-hand side that contained a "Died" entry for some characters, which was obviously not so good! :)

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Oct 15 14 12:26 PM

There are ways to make a wiki to minimilaize spoilers, like by having tabs that open the spoilers.

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