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For those who wish to contribute at the wiki.

Tutorial's Purpose

Before we start, the purpose of this tutorial is to:

  • Help and guide new editors on contributing at weapon pages.
  • Know the parts of the pages.
  • Give ideas on non-ranked players to make a page without the need of ranked players; which is good from doing it.
  • Be aware on errors.

All Wiki Rules must be followed. All violators will be apprehended.

Warning

Parts

Knowing the parts of an article page is a must when it comes in making a fresh article page. The game has a vast choices of game assets. The wiki must able to differentiate and show its uses at gameplay.

History

Avid players usually dig deep to know the history of a weapon. Since the weapons in Phantom Forces were mostly inspired in reality, this is the section where it summarizes the story behind the weapon.

Here is an excerpt from BFG 50 page. Accessed last March 28th.

Production of the weapon began in late 1999. The BFG-50 was strictly developed as a 
civilian rifle. It is not designed nor intended for military usage. 
It is considered to be one of the more reasonably priced weapons
in the .50 caliber rifle market, going for around about USD $2000 to $3000.

In Game

This section is where the rules in Phantom Forces apply. This is where the article page will show the asset's behavior in gameplay.

This section is divided in three sub-headers:

  • General Information
  • Usage & Tactics
  • Conclusion

The General Information is where the asset's behavior is presented. Like recoil, damage, reload time, rate of fire, magazine size, aim-down-sights time and the likes. It will also talk about the hitbox. Like number of shot to kill only at the torso at a varied range.

The Usage & Tactics is where the detailed tips are written. This section will show how these asset's variables apply within the combat area. The section shows the following proximate combat environment that makes the weapon on its optimum, recommended attachments that can aid during on a scenario and examples on how the asset's variables can affect the player on a gameplay.

The Conclusion is where simplified tips and tricks are written. The wiki's purpose is not only to write every detail, but also convenience to our readers. This section is both a summary and a judgement on our editors.

Pros & Cons

Excluding the tactics, this section shows the advantages and disadvantages of the asset's variables and attainability of the weapon. The formatting of the section is at bullet form, and the titles are colored red and green.

Here is an excerpt of Pros & Cons from AN-94. Accessed March 28th.

Pros:
  • Has the least kick and tightest recoil pattern of all Assault Rifles in full-auto.
  • Very low recoil per burst.
  • Burst mode is very accurate even at long range.
  • Extremely high RoF with the unique 2 round burst.
  • Assuming the user hits the two 1,800 RPM rounds in full auto, TTK will be reduced to 233 milliseconds (or 133, if the hits are headshots).
  • On burst, with both bullets hitting, the AN-94 has a damage profile very similar to many DMR's, if not outright surpassing them in terms of raw damage.
  • Fast reload time.

Cons:

  • Very low automatic RoF.
  • To effectively use the burst mode, the user has to limit their trigger finger.
  • Tiny, very obstructing Iron Sights.
  • Has a 0.1s delay between bursts ('cool-down' period between every burst in burst mode).
  • Poor range drop-off for an Assault Rifle.

Trivia

This section where facts, but irrelevant to the above sections, are placed. The facts can be based on continuity, tally, game history, goofs or cultural references.

References

This section shows the list of references that were used in the article page. Using <reference />, readers will lead into this section when clicking to a cite note.

Making New Page

Instructions

If you are one of the lucky people who get to know about a weapon or an attachment who was released so recently that no one else on PFW knows about it, here's your chance to make your mark.

  1. Notify an admin by leaving a note about, say, FAMAS on his message wall. It should say something like:
Hi, a new Weapon was released recently. Please see [[FAMAS]].

make sure your spelling is correct (very important) and publish your post.

  1. If the words "FAMAS" turns red after your post, then click on it. This will bring you straight to the correct page.
  2. Copy the following code, paste it in the Editing area, and you're done.

It's that simple.

And then, write contents about the new page. Don't leave the page bland.

If there are errors, don't worry about it. The following code is correct and has been tested several times. An Admin will come along shortly and fix the cause for the error.

Page Formatting

Weapon

Introduction
{{Weapon}}

==History==
PLACE BACK STORY OF THE WEAPON

==In-Game==
==='''''General Information'''''===
( General info of damage, range, general description of the weapon)

==='''''Usage & Tactics'''''===
( How to use the weapon, its strengths and weaknesses, etc.)

==='''''Conclusion'''''===
( Summarizes previous two sections)

==Pros and Cons==
'''Pros'''
*PUT LIST OF ADVANTAGES OF THE WEAPON HERE
'''Cons'''
*PUT LIST OF DISADVATAGES OF THE WEAPON HERE
==Trivia==

==Reference==

{{Navbox}}
[[Category:Weapons]]

Attachment

Introduction
{{Attachment}}

==History==
PLACE BACK STORY OF THE ATTACHMENT

==Usage==
Brief appearance of the attachment

==Trivia==

Map

Introduction or appearance of the map

===Choke Points===
Show table of location of the flare points/hill

==Strategy==
SHOW VARIETIES OF MAP TACTICS 
==Trivia==

==Reference==

Making Weapon User Guides

Making weapon guides/tips/tactics is accepted in the wiki. Please follow these instructions to avoid misinterpretation between an article page and your guide.

  • If the page is a: Weapon or Map Strategies, guides, how-to's, tips or something related as "helpers" are considered User Guides. User Guides are defined as opinionated/preference pages, made by a user.
  • Before everything, please add Template:UserGuide before the guide contents. If no template is added, the editor will get a mild warning posted including the link of this section. The purpose is to add proof to the page maker and categorized as Guides.
  • Make the page titling relevant and specific from the content. Please refrain naming the page from profanity or vague. (For example, Don't name "How to win on the crane map." Instead, do "How to capture the crane.")
  • Never promote your weapon guide at the weapon article.
  • Designing the page is a creative/user-friendly way for making user guides. Adding medias can aid the reader especially when making complex, complicated content. But remember, we're still following our Wiki Rules here.
  • Weapon Guide is not a critique page for weapons. Do not discourage or criticize a certain weapon/attachment/map.
  • Be detailed/comprehensive on making a user guide. To make sure the readers understand the guide.

Editing Content

In Phantom Forces Wiki, we make our contents as reader-friendly as possible. So, we make a set of principles on effective editing. We tolerate poor editing but take these VERY VERY SERIOUSLY. When tracked a poor editor, a mild warning is posted including the link of this section.

Editing Principles

If you were linked at this page, please follow these principles to edit correctly and accurately.

  1. Phantom Forces Wiki is like an editable book, people can change the contents and information at their will. People can see your edits. Please think first before editing.
  2. Know the terms. Please be familiar about the Standard terms for Phantom Forces Wiki. If not, please visit the link.
  3. Grammar is the medium of editing. It indicates your intelligence, and so the wiki. Please analyze the grammar before publishing.
  4. Be relevant. The most common mistake is placing opinionated tips and tactics. Never post any tips and tactics relating to edited page. Make a blog instead.
  5. Experience is the key. Before editing, you must know the page you editing on. Don't post your first impressions. Once you familiarize the topic, type everything you know about the page.
  6. Criticism. NEVER POST YOUR DISLIKES ON THE PAGE. Place in comments or Reddit instead.
  7. Avoid including the reader at the edits. Adding "you" makes the editing informal, unless the editor intentionally includes them.
  8. Remember to cite your sources especially at the History section. Copy and pasting text without citing leads to plagiarism. It can get people on trouble!

See Also