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04-14-2008, 05:15 PM
I thought it would be a good idea to make a wikipedia page about the game but I don't know how to it looks rather complicated to me. Does anyone want to help or try and make one?

04-15-2008, 12:41 PM

That should tell you how to do it.

There are several rules to creating new pages, but I'll highlight the ones that are relevant to this case:
3. Gather references to show notability and as source(s) of your information. Articles that do not meet notability by citing reliable published sources are likely to be deleted.
6. Gather references to reliable published sources.
7. Create a new page.
8. List references to your sources and show notability.
Also you may want to review the definitions of notability and reliable published sources:

Because DoF doesn't have much coverage yet, it may be somewhat difficult to get those reliable published sources, since first party (ie, Dawnoffantasy.com) sources don't count.

04-15-2008, 01:46 PM
I did a few google searches, but there just isn't enough 3rd party coverage to create a properly cited article.

Typically Wikipedia doesn't want articles that just regurgitate the information that can be found on the game's website, and there really isn't much to say about DoF right now aside from what is said on dawnoffantasy.com and these forums. I suspect if you tried to create this article it would get flagged for deletion for those reasons.

Still, if you feel up to the challenge, here's a template for you. All you'd need to do is fill in the blanks and provide references as needed:

{{future game}}
{{Infobox VG
|title = Dawn of Fantasy
|image =
|caption =
|developer = [[Reverie World Studios]]
|publisher =
|distributor =
|designer =
|series =
|engine =
|version =
|released = [[TBA]]
|genre = [[Fantasy]], [[real-time strategy]]
|modes = [[Single player]], [[multiplayer game|multiplayer]]
|platforms = PC ([[Microsoft Windows|Windows]]), [[Xbox 360]]
|media =
|requirements =
|input = [[Mouse_(computing)|Mouse]] and [[Computer keyboard|keyboard]] (PC) or [[gamepad]] (Xbox 360)
|footnotes =
'''''Dawn of Fantasy''''' is a [[real-time strategy]] [[videao game]] currently being developed by [[Reverie World Studios]]. It features a [[massively multiplayer online real-time strategy]] component in addition to the traditional modes of play offered by the genre.





That wikipedia code will create an information box on the right hand side of the screen, create a small amount of text at the top of the article which describes Dawn of Fantasy briefly, and then create those subheadings below. Simply fill out the subheadings, add references, and then that's a complete wikipedia article. However, I think finding the references needed to give the article its needed volume is easier said than done.

Ryan Zelazny
04-16-2008, 11:56 AM
You could make your own DoF wiki if you wished, but I'm afraid Darvin is right about Wikipedia deleting the content if it's just regurgitated stuff.

04-16-2008, 12:39 PM
You could make your own DoF wiki if you wished, but I'm afraid Darvin is right about Wikipedia deleting the content if it's just regurgitated stuff.
I don't think I will be able to do it then :( and you have to code right? I don't know anything bout codeing:p

04-16-2008, 01:35 PM
Not really, it's just formatting. For instant, '''''Dawn of Fantasy''''' gives you Dawn of Fantasy. It's no harder than using the formatting on the forums.