Hello, I'm a retired mathematics and computer science teacher.
Mentor: A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
On the other hand, if you want to learn editing, I am willing to teach. I can only promise you that there will be no "word problems." I will initially assume you know nothing, but it is certainly wonderful if you come with skills. Be patient with me if it seems like I'm talking to you like a seventh grader; the habit dies hard. On the other hand do ask questions; you will not be graded and it is not on the test!
Here is a hands on tutorial. I will give you a real and meaningful task. You will create an NPC page for this Wiki from scratch. If you cannot find an undocumented NPC in your favorite Elder Scrolls game, we will find one from a mod for Morrowind called Tamriel Rebuilt. In that case, it means you will have to download Morrowind (which includes the needed Construction Set) and the Tamriel Rebuilt mod, but they are both free. You will need two other programs, a simple graphics app called, MSPaint, and a basic text writing app called, Notepad, in Windows. Similar free apps are available for the Apple family of computers.
When you succeed with this tutorial (and failure is not an option), you will be able to create and edit the vast majority of pages on the Wiki since they follow a similar rhythm. You will also have the confidence to try more complex things, like Tables and Templates.
If you chose the tutorial the best method to contact me is by email, Special:EmailUser/Kalevala.
But you really don't need permission to start. You can go directly to the tutorial. If the tutorial is as well written as I hope, you may not have a lot of questions.
Thanks to All
I am extremely appreciative of all the hard work by the many contributors. A special thank you to my inspiration to contribute, Nephele.
I played Morrowind to a stand still, and burnt out one Xbox on it. The second Xbox was saved only by the arrival of Oblivion and the requisite Xbox 360.
I started using the name, Kalevala, back when Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, first came out in 1982. It has been a lucky name. It is from an epic poem which the Finn, Elias Lönnrot, compiled from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the 19th century.
In the same meter as "Hiawatha" by Longfellow, and goes on 22,795 verses. It reads like an RPG game might, if it were recorded in verse. It foreshadows Skyrim.
Funny Little Badges
|76||This UESPWikian is 76 years and 2 months old.|
|This user is male.|
|This user is a Mentor.|
|This user is from the United States.|
|This user has been on UESPWiki for 14 years, 3 months, and 11 days.|
|This user has made a grand total of 1,130 edits in 5217 days.|
|This user plays Skyrim on the PC.|
|This user plays Skyrim Special Edition on the PC.|
|This user played Oblivion on the Xbox360.|
|This user played Oblivion on the PC.|
|This user is knowledgeable about Oblivion.|
|This user played Shivering Isles on the PC.|
|This user played Morrowind on the original Xbox.|
|This user played Morrowind on the PC.|
|This user is knowledgeable about Morrowind.|
|This user is knowledgeable about Tribunal.|
|This user is knowledgeable about Bloodmoon.|
|This user played Arena on the PC.|
No little badges but this user has also played Baldur's Gate II (Forgotten Realms, Shadows of Amn, Throne of Baal), World of Warcraft (lvl 80), Neverwinter Nights, the Ultima series, the Wizardry series, and the paper and pencil Dungeon & Dragons. This user rather likes RPG's. Which game does this user like best? The answer is always the same - the one he is playing now.
P.S. One of the advantages of old age is that you forget what happened the previous play through so that the current one is like a new game! :)
My Oblivion Characters
No. Name hrs min sec Level Race Sex Sign Notes 1 Prospero 698 10 50 49 Breton M Thief 2 Flawed Claude 136 2 56 7 Breton M Lady purposely gimped character 3 Eric the Slow 129 34 46 24 Nord M Mage 4 Kalevala 607 43 25 4 Imperial M Atronach completed main quest at level 2 5 Grog the Gypsy 669 10 54 26 Breton M Mage all at 100% difficulty all factions 6 Sings-an-Arrow 308 2 15 9 Argonian M Tower 7 Thimble Tim 353 43 45 21 Khajiit M Thief 8 Mordant 215 30 3 8 Breton M Lady 9 Ebon Dunkel 196 13 12 13 Dunmer F Thief 10 Maestro 132 26 8 26 Altmer M Apprentice 11 Blazon Holdfast 302 59 52 24 Breton M Warrior 12 Races-the-Moon 220 7 54 18 Argonian M Thief completed main quest 8 hrs 39 min 13 Sticky Paws 33 6 26 3 Khajiit M Thief 14 Booster Bosmer 10 34 43 1 Bosmer M Thief Total Time 4013 27 9
My Oblivion Advice
No matter how bad a character created, no matter how poorly played up to now, no matter how high a difficulty setting, no matter what level, it is always possible to save the situation by running alchemy up to 75 through fast travel to towns, buying ingredients and selling potions. Save your money. Repeatedly cast Starlight (available from Edgar Vautrine, I.C.) using your Restore Magicka potions to get Illusion up to 50. Buy a 25% chameleon and an invisibility spell from Ita Rienus in Bravil.
1. If you have not been kicked out of the Mages Guild for the third time, then use Chameleon and Invisibility potions and spells to complete the recommendations. Buy lots of filled Common soul gems. Go to the Arcane University and enchant apparel up to 100% Chameleon.
2. If you have been kicked out for the third time, then use Chameleon and Invisibility potions and spells to get to level 10 by destroying Oblivion Gates. Save before you take each Sigil Stone. Reload the game if you don't get a Chameleon stone. Twenty reloads is average. At level 10 do Meridia's Daedric quest for the Ring of the Khajiit (35% chameleon). As soon as you can, you should use the stones to enchant apparel up to 100%.
Either way or combination of ways, with 100% chameleon you conquer Cyrodiil.
My Skyrim Characters
No. Name hrs.min.sec Level Sex Race Notes 1. Adnari Nereri 096.11.57  f Dark Elf 2. Dominus Mercatores 245.06.37  m Imperial Legendary, HF, DG 3. Elden Kalen 387.24.39  m Breton 4. Houdin 621.03.36  m High Elf Legendary, HF, DG, DB 5. Joshur 720.55.37  m Khajiit 6. Kalevala 1004.29.26  m Breton 7. Magog gro-Log 103.03.15  m Orc 8. Magog gro-Log 351.56.05  m Orc Legendary, HF, DG, 2nd attempt 9. Malvulis Fathryon 076.45.11  m Dark Elf 10. Mercator Malorum 572.57.44  m Imperial Legendary, HF, DG 11. Nazaal 220.57.07  m Red Guard 12. Shako 087.21.06  m Red Guard 13. Slime Sload 265.02.54  m Argonian Legendary, HF, DG 14. Sticky Paws 106.28.30  m Khajiit Legendary, HF, DG 15. Thurindill 665.11.01  m Bosmer Legendary, HF, DG, DB ========== Total Time 5524:54:45
My Skyrim Legendary Difficulty Advice
My Skyrim Books Experiment
Like fantasy football, fantasy quests are not "real" quests. They are self imposed tasks that adhere to a set of rules. If you have a favorite fantasy Skyrim quest, I'd love to hear about it.
Maps vs Photorecon
There is a difference between a map and a photo recon shot. Maps abstract important features and ignore ones unimportant to the purpose of the map. Thus there are road maps, airline route maps, floor plans, political maps, topographic maps, etc. They may be drawn from recon shots, but their usefulness derives from removing the burden of photo interpretation on the user.
- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.