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Thanks for contributing here! Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Narve (talk) 22:49, September 3, 2014 (UTC)

Hey Jacob Newton!

I just read your rewrite on the Norse article.

Yes, it's better english this way, but some terms are very specific in AoE. One of those terms is "civilization" which refers to the different playable teams. Even if "culture" would be more appropriate colloquially, in an article concerning AoE it is the wrong word to use.

I did not edit away your things because you're doing great in every other way and I did not want to anger you, but tell you this.



Thanks for your comment, and I'm very glad you think I'm doing a good job.

The term 'culture' comes from within the AOM game itself - there are four cultures, each of which has three civilizations. I realize that on this site 'civilization' is used for both - with 'major civilization' used when a distinction is needed - but isn't that (a) clumsy and (b) unnecessary? Why not use the terms actually used in the game?



PS "The Norse Titan unit is a titanic Frost Giant" sounds a bit daft to me. Of course it's titanic. It's a titan! So I changed the word. In British English, at least, we have a dislike of repetition, of which this to me is a clear instance.

PPS By the way, who are you? :)

Since you asked[]

The reason the mythology sections were typed out was because I couldn't figure out where they were located in the files, so I didn't know where to copy them from. As for why it's done badly, well, I did the best I could. Narve (talk) 20:01, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

Oh me and my big mouth. I'm really sorry Narve, hope I didn't upset you. I can be a bit grouchy sometimes, normally when I've had a couple of ales. No offence meant. Anyway, the files are here:

Microsoft Games > Age of Mythology > history2

Most of the ones needed are in the 'techs' and 'units' folders within the 'history2' folder. As penance for my rudeness, I shall continue to add history to the remaining pages! Jacob Newton (talk) 21:24, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry, I wasn't offended. Narve (talk) 05:57, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I went hunting throug the file structure of AoEIII recently, and found the history sections for that game as well. I'm adding them to the wiki and fixing the errors that were there.Narve (talk) 07:56, February 8, 2015 (UTC)

Middle Ground[]

Hello, the reason I reverted your edits is due to the Law of Cautious Editing Judgement, an unspoken and rather informal law of the internet to assume that since not everyone agrees with everyone on how they edit, it's best to find common ground where plausible and stick to it. No two human beings follow the same format regarding content (I should know, one of my edits to help make another wikia's article look more professional did not sit well with the wikia moderators, who deleted my edit without rhyme or reason).

The other reason is to accomodate videogame parlance. Every videogame and videogame series has its own set of terms unique to it, sometimes those terms are used in ways that don't seem to make sense with those used to professional vocabularies but within the circle of those familiar with them it's something they take for granted and accept as a matter of fact.

Finally, language is a concept that's dynamic and varied, English is no exception. What's grammatically correct and professional for someone from one end of the globe may not be correct for someone else on the other side of the world or within a group of people with esoteric understanding of certain topics. I used to be like you, policing wikias and the like for what I believed were errors in the use of language, but I realized at some point my style of grammar was no more valid than another person's, and the more I kept it up, the more I get into conflict with people I don't know and hardly care about even though there were ways to avoid unnecessary quarrels, and I end up engendering chaos where there shouldn't have been. If there has been two positive things I learned in my experience, it is that pleasing as many people as possible is better than causing undue hassle, and the only people deserving of receiving harsh judgment are those smart enough to use wikias but idiotic enough to use it as a digital playground for vandalism to attract attention to their pathetic egoes and deserve nothing less than the cold shoulder and no attention given to them. Someone has to keep conflict to a minimum, I can't do everything, but I have no hesitation to at least try

Forgive me if my reversion of your edit may have irked you, far from it, I wanted to let you know this as soon as I noticed your activities because I wouldn't want you to have to deal with the stress of dealing with other users who don't feel the same way you do about language.

TripleA-Arcader (talk) 10:36, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

Re: Atlantean Heroes[]

I've replied to the Atlantean Hero comment you left on my talk page, but I may as well answer here as well: Put the hero info on the same page as the normal unit info, there's no need to double the number of Atlantean unit pages.Narve (talk) 08:24, January 24, 2015 (UTC)