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Legends talk:Concept Art 23 June 2017 Card Art Terminology Dwarfmp

Help recovering a lost 2016 interview with Lawrence Schick[edit]

Almost a year ago, in late July, Lawrence Schick participated in a second interview with op-cast.com (after this one). It included a number of small lore details that I had hoped to add to several pages, but I never got around to it. I finally remembered the interview in recent days, but I found out that the site that hosted the podcast is gone and I'm having trouble finding any copy or archive of the interview elsewhere. It also was never transcribed at UESP like the first interview. This is the original URL where the podcast was located: http://www.op-cast.com/eso-rp/special-zos-lore-master-interview-with-lawrence-schick

All I have left are my brief notes on the podcast, which I've posted to pastebin. The obvious problem is that without that podcast at hand, none of my notes can be properly sourced or verified. If anyone can provide a copy of the podcast, I would be very thankful. Croaker (talk) 23:26, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Ah, that's a shame. Might be worth trying to contact the creators? —Legoless (talk) 23:39, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm digging into that now. So far, it looks like the podcast's creators not only shut down their site, but also deleted their profiles from the ESO role-playing forum where they were advertising their podcasts. Croaker (talk) 04:51, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Here is a link to a copy of the interview, courtesy of Acer and Emmy on Discord. Now is the time to transcribe it, if anyone has the inclination. —Legoless (talk) 00:41, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
I can. I'll get on that soon. Echo (talk) 01:10, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Legoless! I was at a loss and about to concede that maybe the internet does forget some things after all. And thank you in advance, Echo, for the transcription. Croaker (talk) 02:57, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Online:Ancestral Tombs[edit]

I've seen that a few people have been adding red links to Online:Ancestral Tombs, which means that there is demand for such a page. I'd like to create it, but I'm not sure how to approach it, as the ancestral tombs fall into a few categories:

Should the article include all of these categories? Or just some of them? --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 11:01, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Not sure about the last one, but definitely the others, with probably the achievement ones first. --Enodoc (talk) 16:39, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Card Art implementations[edit]

This may not be the ideal location to discuss, but I didn't really know where else to do so. Anyway, I've stumbled upon, and have been uploading, a lot of Legends art, and adding card art to their card articles has been largely done through a gallery, with short descriptions.

I wanted to refine the gallery concept, since getting more art could make these a bit awkward considering layout and descriptions. I tried something different and added pixel size in the description in lieu of a written description such as "cropped version of larger resolution" (see this page for an example). I think this makes it a lot clearer as to what the image actually is, because you can tell from the thumb whether it's cropped or not, and "high(er) resolution" is simply unclear.

However, there has been negative feedback on this concept, so I'd like to discuss this before adding all these images to the articles. Any other ideas or suggestions? ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 00:03, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

On layout alone it looks horribly overcrowded. I tested it with a NewLine and though the whitespace is almost as bad it is to me more preferable. I also found a 1500px square quality copy of the full image (the 512px) with better focus (you can see the buildings behind the dust to the upper center-right), so there should be a better version of the widescreen one somewhere, or find a copy without the false copyright claim attached to it that was on the one I found. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 01:02, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
I don't really see the benefit of having numerous copies and crops of the same picture. All we need is a single picture, that being the highest res and most complete version. --Enodoc (talk) 15:14, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Cropped images wouldn't be necessary no, but the problem is afaik there are no high res full art versions found anywhere, as for now at least. The cropped versions I've uploaded are from a higher res art, so I figured that is better than nothing ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 15:47, 25 June 2017 (UTC)