Talk:The Ploy

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Page name?

"The Ploy" is a reference to the Standings repair guide "The Plan". Currently, the page is called "Get all Empires to 5.0" which may not be descriptive enough for novice capsuleers, but if you call it "Get all Empires to 5.0 Standing" then it is too long to be fitted into, for example, Wiki templates.

How about:

  • just "The Ploy"
  • "Omni 5.0 Standing", which drops the words "all" and "Empires"
  • perhaps something else entirely: "Empire's Beloved"?

Arin Mara (talk) 13:00, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

The author of the guide has settled on a name. In consultation with User:Chris Halsky I've moved the "Get all Empires to 5.0" page to "The Ploy" page. Arin Mara (talk) 18:14, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

Style and conventions

They only exist in the form of tribal knowledge. Take a look at the pages I've edited: Hacking or Smash and Grab. Their style is:

  • lots of lists, tables and images
  • I express an idea in as few words as possible
  • EVE Online terms and phrases that could potentially link to a Wiki page are Capitalized

This may not be to your liking and also goes against the UniWiki:Manual of Style/Capital letters. However, I'm convinced making EVE Online terms stand out from other words in a sentence is a good pedagogical decision. Arin Mara (talk) 13:52, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

Race not Empire

The word "Race" not "Empire" is a word that collectively refers to the Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, Jove, and Minmatar.

To reduce the confusion, I'll spell all four playable races in the introduction of the guide. Arin Mara (talk) 15:10, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

Empire is correct. See for example the character creation screen. General Rambling (talk) 16:39, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
You are absolutely right and I thought so too, but when I search the internet for "EVE Online Empire" I can find no mention of Empires. However, what I can find is Races of New Eden when I search for "EVE Online Races". The same applies for this Wiki: there are Races but no Empires. Then again the term empires is prominently displayed on the Factions#Empires. I'll continue to use the the word Empire. Thank you so much :) Arin Mara (talk) 17:30, 21 December 2020 (UTC)