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SUGGESTION

While this is a good article to get you started on creating Dragon pages, you can always dive into creating articles without reading this one, simply by picking an appropriate Dragon similar to the one you want to create and then adapt said Dragon. This article mostly deals with the theory of article creation, thus experimenting with already-existing Dragons is a more practical learning method. Make sure to use the preview function before saving your edits!


This article was created to unify editing of Dragon articles on this wiki. It aims to provide a thorough understanding of article creation and explain the process in a way that all users, even those who have no knowledge of the wiki software or of wiki editing in general, are able to create Dragon pages on their own. If anything in this article is unclear or insufficiently explained, then turn to one of the active staff members to help you further.

Always make sure to carefully compare the data of the Dragon from your game to the article you are creating, to ensure a 100% match.

Title

The very first step when creating an article is to learn how to create a page. Once you have done that, the article needs to be given an appropriate name. This name will always be the full, official name that can be found in the game itself.

In a nutshell: regular Dragons include "Dragon" in their name, while Boss Dragons and Clan Dragons do not include that word. After an appropriate name is chosen, the next step is adding the contents.

Unknown Information

Often Dragons are not added until their information is obtained. If a dragon needs to be added without any information yet (its Information Box/DragonBox cannot be filled out yet, use the {{Uncertain}} template at the top of the Dragon's page. Using the template mentioned produces the following:

Unknown Dragon Icon.png
The following Dragon has not yet made an appearance in the game through any means whatsoever. As such, any related information present here or elsewhere is subject to change without further notice.

Information Box

Absolutely all events make use of an infobox template called the {{DragonBox}}, a content-generating tool to simplify page creation. As the documentation of said template is already written, we will dwell on the following steps.

Note: If only partial information is available about a Dragon, (as is sometimes the case with Legendary, Divine, and Ancient Dragons) put the {{UnknownStats}} template at the top of the its page. Using the template mentioned produced the following:

Other Icon.png
The following Dragon information is preliminary, and may be incorrect. Any information present here or elsewhere is subject to change without notice.

Description

This is the area for the description of the Dragon. The description is added to the |description= parameter of the DragonBox. After the automatically-generated opening statement, create a flowing description, beginning at the head and working to the tail or feet like this dragon. Information for the description can be taken from its physical appearance, its Codex Entry, and/or its behavior in its Habitat. DO NOT describe one Dragon by referring to the appearance of another Dragon. Comparisons can be drawn between the Dragon and the concept/being it is based on. These, in turn, should be referenced through the {{wp}} template by linking to a Wikipedia article. Since most Dragons could be either gender, the description should be suited to both. DO NOT use gender in the description unless the name of the Dragon designates one.

Body Style

The style represents the body shape of the Dragon. This must be added to the |style= parameter of the DragonBox.

Dragon Body Type - All.png
Style Dragon Examples
Anserine Light, Stardust, Fireball, Crystal
Bicipital Chip, Striker, Brimstone, Gravelis
Finned Boiling, Agent, Archangel, Narwhale
Leonine Earth, Vortex, Golden, Lightning
Reptilian Water, Candy, Mercury, Sunflower
Saurian Bee, Prickly, Ash, Typhoon
Serpentine Wind, Titan, Venom, Machine Snake
Stout Orange, Root, Ironcast, Ice Cream
Upright Plant, Nightshade, Pixie, Magnet
Ursine Shadow, Rogue, Yeti, Celestial
Winged Fire, Phoenix, Machine, Witch



Obtaining

Much of the Obtaining section is automatically or semi-automatically generated by the DragonBox template.

  • The Limited Breeding section is generated for Dragons that have the |token=1 parameter with a number of 1 or above. It is used when Dragon's have a Breeding Token icon in the top left of the Dragon card in the Dragon Codex (and the Dragon Codex tab inside that). Otherwise this section may need to be added manually, being careful to keep the current format and changing the elements or parents accordingly. A table of limited time breeding token events should follow that. See the Breeding Tokens section for more information.

Breeding Tokens

  • Breeding Token events do not go in the Events table. Dragons that have been available as a breeding token should have a Breeding Tokens Combination table on their page instead using the {{BreedingTokenCombinations}} template which will auto-generate the necessary combinations. Please ensure that Breeding Token Combinations are placed in a Limited Breeding Section and Tokens subsection, if these are not present on the page, they can be copied from another page and adapted (as closely as possible following prior convention) to the Dragon.

Events

If a Dragon has been made available through events in the current year, editors should add those events in the prescribed format.

  • Event names should always match the page name, with dates removed.
  • New events go at the top of the table.
  • Add events after the first |-
  • Use the {{ev}} template for all events that don't have an external page link.
  • Events with external page links can be added manually, putting {{evColor}} at the beginning.
  • Always preview the event you created, and check the link to make sure it works before saving.
  • Breeding Token events do not go in the Events table, they go in a separate table.

Examples

Editors can copy and paste from the examples provided by editing this section and copying the {{ev}} code for a specific item. Be sure to select the right item for the event type. This helps to standardize the event tables across dragon pages.

  • Notice Dragon Dice events, still have the event page name, not the event type name.
  • Always list the event page name (without the date), not the event type name.

Notes:

  • Always preview the event you created, and check the link to make sure it works before saving.
  • Usually these events should be sorted ascending by date with the newest date at the top, however the following table is sorted alphabetically for easy copy/paste on edit.
Example Event Type Event Position Time Period
Arcade     Dragon's Delight Milestone 5 16 November 2017 20 November 2017
Relay, Boss Challenge     Boss Challenge Round 4 reward 2 September 2019 9 September 2019
Breeding Token not listed anymore - use {{BreedingTokenCombinations}} instead and set |token=1
Castle, Dragon Pieces     The Forgotten Castle 22 Dragon Pieces 17 May 2016 25 May 2016
Castle, Level Reward     Golden Pyramid II Level 5 6 August 2018 13 August 2018
Chain Breeding     Breeding Blitz Grand Prize 10 January 2020 17 January 2020
Collection     Double Trouble Grand Prize 6 April 2020 16 April 2020
Divine/Ancient Island,
Chest Pieces
    Time Rift 80 Dragon Piece 22 February 2019 2 April 2019
Divine/Ancient Island,
Milestone - Full Dragon
    Time Rift IV Milestone 385 4 May 2020 1 June 2020
Dragon Dice,
Bingo Card, Full Dragon
Bingo Card Blackout
    Dragon Board Bingo Card Blackout 24 August 2020 31 August 2020
Dragon Dice,
Double Trouble Reward
    Dragon Board End of Double Trouble's story 06 July 2020 3 August 2020
Dragonmaster Pass,
Milestone - Full Dragon
    Dragonmaster Pass Milestone 1.2K 15 June 2020 6 July 2020
Feeding     Dainty Delights Top 15 7 March 2016 11 March 2016
Food Gathering     Farming Fanatic Top 10 28 July 2017 31 July 2017
Gem Spending     Lovestruck Top 5 12 February 2016 15 February 2016
Gold Collecting     Golden Gatherer Top 10 7 December 2018 10 December 2018
Gold Spending     Golden Opportunity Top 10 8 March 2019 11 March 2019
Hatching     Hatching Hearts Top 15 8 June 2017 15 June 2017
Solo     Hocus Focus Tier 5 23 October 2015 2 November 2015

Less Common Examples

Example Event Type Event Position Time Period
Arena, Seasonal     Seasonal Arena Top 5 14 December 2015 4 January 2016
Arena, Special     Special Arena Top 5 13 March 2015 13 March 2015
Faction     Gamefest Top 20 15 November 2016 30 November 2016
Community     Mythical Beginnings Milestone 1 23 August 2017 2 September 2017

External Link Example

The {{ev}} template generates 4 cells at a time, and does not allow for external links. When an event with an external link (linking to a different site) needs to be added, use the {{evColor}} template instead. This is commonly used for Facebook, Instagram, Forum events as well as Sweepstakes. Use "Edit source" to edit this page section to view the source code for how this works:

Note: This template should ONLY be used for items that need an external link.

Sweepstakes Winners Time Period
    Summertime Sweepstakes! 3 Random Participants 8 June 2018 12 June 2018

Undecided/To-be-Reworked

The following items need to be revamped on Dragon Pages once formatting is decided with consideration for dynamically generated future tables (and their constraints).

Example Event Type Event Position Time Period
Dragon Dice,
Bingo Card, Pieces
    Dragon Board 500 Dragon Pieces 24 August 2020 31 August 2020
Calendar     Tasty Days 20 Dragon Pieces 9 January 2020 23 January 2020
Dragonmaster Pass,
Milestone - Dragon Pieces
    Dragonmaster Pass 22 Dragon Pieces 3 August 2020 6 September 2020

Source Code Example

Add events after the first |- with the {{ev}} template:

<div class="scroll-all">
{|class="wikitable sortable"
!Event
!Position
!colspan="2"|Time Period
|-
|{{ev|Event Name (without the date)|Position/Pieces etc.|1 January 2020 (start date)|15 January 2020 (end date)|link=Override default link}}
|-
|{{ev|Event Name (without the date)|Position/Pieces etc.|1 January 2020 (start date)|15 January 2020 (end date)|link=Override default link}}
|}
</div>


Campaign Map Encounters

This section is added only if the Dragon is encountered in any Main Quest in any of the two modes of the Campaign Map and in a Side Quest and/or mine that is fought for the very first time.

Map Quest Level
Normal <number> <number>
Heroic <number> <number>

Categories

Make sure to add the appropriate categories at the bottom of the page that is being created by adding [[Category:<name of category>]]. All categories on this wiki can be found on this list.

So far, the DragonBox automatically adds all of the categories depending on the given values. As such, currently, there are no categories that need manual adding. However, should the need arise, simply add the necessary category at the very bottom of the article. If there are two or more categories, then they have to be inserted on a different line in the following order:

[[Category:Category1]]
[[Category:Category2]]
[[Category:Category3]]