Category talk:Shops

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Adding or editing a shop page is relatively simple.

  • Edit an existing shop page or create a new one.
  • The first template to add is Template:Store At A Glance. For existing shops, verify the information in the template is correct. Only include fields marked with a * if they are needed.
{{Store At A Glance
|Store Name       = 
|Province         = 
|Town             = 
|MapNumber        = 
|Owner            = (if none, put n)
|Owner2           = *
|NumRooms         = 
|restrict         = * (is at least part of it restricted to one guild? if so, list it)
|restrict2        = *
|levelres         = * (is at least part of it restricted to a minimum level, either of a specific guild or just in general? if so list it as a number)
|Store Type       = (Separate different Store Types with a coma)
|Fest             = * (If this is a festival shop or a merchant that is not always available, put the festival name, or if it 
|Fest2            = * is unknown, put "y". If they are a wandering merchant, put W.
|Fest3            = * The additional slots are for use when the same merchant shows up with the *same wares* at multiple festivals)
|Fest4            = *
|Coin             = (For festival or rare merchants, what currency they accept)

If a field is unknown, please leave it blank.

  • Next put in the room description via the Template:ShopDescription
  • Then, if prices may differ from listed via haggling or other factors, put in
{{ShopHeader|title=Page 3 - Flutes and Things}}
{{ShopItem|Lute|800|note=This is a lute not loot!}}
{{ShopItem|golden fleece|name=Nice shiny stuff|200|note=Shiny!}}
{{ShopFootnote|This is a note}}
  • Finally, close the table with |}

See A Bit For Horses for an example shop.

Any questions, see Naeya, Callek, or Caraamon.


Whaddya think about adding sectional headings to the templates?

I've been browsing a few of the shop pages and I think it would be nice to add automatic sectional headers. That would make it a lot easier to browse the shops IMO. I'm talking about making individual rooms in a shop their own second-level header, and shop display areas (racks, shelves, etc) their own third-level header. All it would take is a simple addition to Template:ShopDescription and Template:ShopHeader.

This would also allow the use of intra-page wikilinks in the room descriptions to tag doors, curtains, arches etc so they link directly to the area of the shop the portals lead to. --Farman 11:06, 21 May 2007 (CDT)

It should be relatively easy. All of the shops have been converted to the new templates now (*pants*). While I'm loathe to go through them all again, this is a sound idea.--Naeya (talk) 12:47, 21 May 2007 (CDT)

Well I tried it but reverted back almost immediately. I ran into the same problem that led me to redo the spell templates, namely, putting section headers in a template means that when you try to edit such a section from the article page, you end up editing the template and not the article data. Oh well :P --Farman 11:20, 22 May 2007 (CDT)


Probably should have asked before going through a lot of the shops, but is the the example given above accurate other than the changes to Store Type?
-Glimmereyes 10:02, 22 August 2008 (CDT)