Because I'm Snarky...
So, for those WoW fans out there, we need to decide how to
handle the tags for servers and guilds. In my opinion I'd like to
show up under both, so I can find real life people from my server.
In which case we have to not redirect them to World of Warcraft
(check the Lothar tag to see this).
On the other hand, this may create a bunch of tags we don't
need, in which case redirecting would be best. Anyone from the
other servers represented here care to weigh in?
chronic game designer
Well, whenever Harkins gets around to allowing "meta-tags", that
is the tagging of another tag... then server and guild
identifications should be turned into tags on the core WoW tag.
This same thing should hold true with numerous other games where
there are major variants/subgroups - like Risk vs Castle Risk vs
LOTR Risk vs Super Modern With Spaceships Risk.
— i can still kill you with my brain
world+mechanic = game
Yeah, there are definitely some tags that are hurting to be
Something I tried to start was to have everyone use a tag format
similar to: Game::SubTag Then redirect all of those tags to the
tag: Game, where I posted links back to the guilds.
For example: World of Warcraft::Maelstrom. Under Maelstrom, I
put a link to my guild's website. Though this isn't the best way, I
think it works for now.
Because I'm Snarky...
Yea, I started using that format as well for Lothar. However it
doesn't allow for showing up under that. What good is tagging the
servers that are represented if you can't show up under them? Lets
say we have 100 Lothar players on here, out of 150 WoW players, how
would they actually find each other? Same for guilds.
This may sound crazy to some, but I enjoy having face to face
contact with MMOs. Have 8 good friends in the area that play, and
we'll LAN it up. Sure, there's a coupla thousand other people
involved, but doing battlegrounds or world PvP like this is amazing
fun. So I want to find people on my server or battlegroup that I
can meet in person, maybe fill an Undercity raid of people in my
area, it'd be great.
So I propose we use your tagging Game::Server/Guild/subgroup,
but instead of having it link back just make it a seperate tag.
Unless of course Harkins lets you show up not jsut on the top-most
tag of a chain, but each that you also belong to under it.
I hadn't checked through to see that we weren't listed under the
redirected tag. I think that's a great idea, having people show up
under their actual page's tag, and the page that it redirects
Harkins? Is this possible?
The gamer that runs this site
I'm not going to have folks show on redirected tags because it
would be very confusing to be tagged in both places.
I think the best approach is to have folks tag themselves with
both "World of Warcraft" and "World of Warcraft::Maelstrom",
leaving the Maelstrom tag unredirected.
Just as a quick 'final' answer to this post. Now that tagging
tags has been implemented, all of the server tags (World of
Warcraft::ServerName) have been tagged as "World of Warcraft". Now,
there is a nice link under the WoW tag that has all of the server
tags. The only thing left would be to differentiate between the US
and EU servers. However, I think this may be a little overkill, as
your tag on the map pretty much gives away which client you are
I think this is a nice format that will work with all of the
other games that separate players based on a server, realm, or some
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