RuneScape:One Small Wiki Favour/Archive 6

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One Small Wiki Favour is a project to improve the OSRS Wiki, where wiki users can contribute to a number of ongoing wiki tasks and qualify for receiving in-game rewards, including bonds. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you're completely new to the wiki or you've been here for a while. If you have not edited before, then this is a great time to get involved!

To participate in this project, take a look at the tasks below and find one that looks exciting -- completing any one of them will earn you a share of a bond. Each task has some advice on how to effectively tackle it, but we strongly recommend joining the #one-small-wiki-favour channel in our Discord to coordinate with other editors, discuss the project, and claim your rewards.


Tasks

Current tasks active until

11 January

If you have worked on a goal and want to be considered for a bond, please let us know in the OSWF discord channel. One of the project helpers will check your contributions and may award you a bond if you have completed the task. If you have done work on a goal but not managed to complete it fully before the reset time then you may still be rewarded some coins for your work.

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Writing money making guides - Task active

Create 5 non-combat money making guides from the list below.

We have some new mid-level, non-combat methods we'd like to add to the money making guide. Test them out for a bit, get a sense of the timing, and then create a page!

Here's the list, plus a VERY rough estimate of how much money they are:

Go do the method for a bit (at least a few runs) to get an idea of how much money it is per hour if you're playing reasonably efficiently. Try to get an idea of whether the inputs and outputs actually buy/sell on the Grand Exchange, since for a few of these, that may be a concern. In some cases it may be useful to look at the RS3 version of the money making guide since some of these methods already have reasonable timings or other info that can be reused.

Once you have an estimate, write the article! See Money_making_guide/Smithing_mithril_bars_at_Blast_Furnace as an example of a good money making guide, showing the inputs, outputs, requirements, and details. Definitely join our Discord if you have any questions.
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NPC dialogue - Task active

Transcribe 50 NPC dialogues onto the wiki.

There are quite a few occasions where we're missing dialogue for NPCs in RuneScape. Help us by creating transcript pages containing the chats with the NPCs.

We've created a RuneLite external plugin to make the dialogue transcribing way easier, and save you from having to write down everything by hand. You don't have to use it, but this will probably make the job 5 times faster.

To use it, click the Configuration wrench in RuneLite, scroll to the bottom and click "Plugin Hub", and then look for the "NPC Dialogue" plugin. Installing it will add a little chat-bubble icon to the right navigation menu. Click it, and it will expand to show an empty text panel. Start talking to NPCs, and watch it fill up with their dialogue, your dialogue, and the chat options! If it gets too full, you can just Ctrl+A and delete like a normal textbox.

See the following examples to get an idea of how to format the dialogue: Transcript:Pirate Pete, Transcript:Ali the Leaflet Dropper, Transcript:Alexis. For formatting, it may be useful to use a text editor with find-and-replace functionality like Sublime Text. If you have any questions, please ask!

See User:Cook_Me_Plox/Maybe_missing_dialogue for a list of pages that probably could use dialogue – there are very few that currently have it.
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Dorgesh-Kaan market trading - Task completed

Figure out the item values of food, and make the Dorgesh-Kaan market trading page great

Keeping with our pattern of working on super obscure game mechanics, we're trying to spruce up the Dorgesh-Kaan market trading article. The version on the RS3 wiki is pretty decent, and a large part of the article could be essentially copied over here. One part that can't be wholly copied is the Gourmets' item values, which at times are a fair bit different than in RS3. So...we need someone to go buy a smorgasbord of different foods, and use them on Lurgon to see what he says the Gourmets will be willing to pay.

We made a spreadsheet of all of the items that could possibly be used – some of them definitely do nothing, but there are probably 200 with a definite value to Lurgon. Fill in the spreadsheet so we can eventually put it on a table on the wiki.

Just buy a bunch of food from the Grand Exchange – nearly everything is tradeable. Get some transportation to Dorgesh-Kaan (either the train from Keldagrim, or Dorgesh-kaan spheres), since you'll be going there a fair bit. Use the items on Lurgon and he'll give you a price, or a "not at all interested" type of response.

Once the spreadsheet is in decent shape, update the page with the mechanics (which should otherwise be pretty much unchanged from RS3), and the table of values.
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Make calculators - Task active

Make 5 small calculators from the list below

Early this month, we made a post on Reddit asking for ideas for calculators. Some of the highly requested ones were pretty complex (DPS, skill calcs, quest planner), but a lot of them are pretty easy for anyone moderately familiar with programming.

Here's the list:

(Please mark these off as you finish).

A lot of these just take a few inputs and need to output a short sentence, e.g. "The maximum hit with Slayer Dart at level __ Magic is __."

See Calculator:Arceuus library book and Calculator:Fishing/Aerial fishing for examples of calculators (make sure to look at the "Templates used" to get an idea of how the output is happening). See also the documentation for the calculator script. Join our Discord if you've got any questions, since this is not the easiest thing to pick up on your own!
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Shop and location maps - Task active

Add an interactive map to 200 location or shop articles

We're in the middle of a project to add interactive maps everywhere -- see Hans as an example. We want your help to add these maps to all relevant articles. Here is a list of the shop and location articles that might need an interactive map, but don't have one.

We suggest just looking at User:Riblet15/Maybe_missing_map for the list of articles.

If it's located in a dungeon, or on a page that uses a switch infobox (see Wise Old Man for an example with the buttons at the top), please skip these ones for now – we don't fully support the interactive maps there yet.

For shops, you can just set the map parameter on the infobox with the {{NPC map}} template:

|map = {{NPC map|x=3200|y=3200|plane=1|r=4}}

Changing the coordinates (plane can be omitted if it's 0). You can use a tool like https://explv.github.io to figure out the coordinates of a particular location. Preview the page, make sure it looks right, and then save!

Similarly, for locations, use the {{Location map}} template:

|map = {{Location map|x=3200|y=3200|height=500|width=250|zoom=1}}

You can fiddle with the height, width and zoom to get the desired view.

As you add maps to the wiki, they will get removed from the list (although perhaps not instantaneously). This is a pretty complex and new project, so if you have any questions or notice something wrong, please join our Discord server so we can talk it through.
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Update history - Task completed

Add patch notes from 4 different updates to relevant pages

One of our newest (and most ambitious) projects is to document information about how game updates have affected content over time. A group of editors is currently working through old patch notes and copying them on to pages of content that was affected by each patch.

This information is organised chronologically in a new section called "Changes" which is being added to pages. You can help by doing this for the patch notes listed below. There is a project page which explains how to add in a new patch note here, as well as a dedicated <#517023326942658597> channel on our Discord.


The list of updates for this OSWF task can be found below. Completing four of these updates will earn a bond:

Clan Wars Game Modes & MoreCuyahoga (talk) 01:44, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Crystal Halberd Special & MoreChoppe (talk) 23:42, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Mutagens, Mo & Much MoreChoppe (talk) 23:17, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Slayer Partners & TeleportsChoppe (talk) 22:08, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
System Update & Poll 334S5A5S1N (talk) 22:48, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
World Switcher & RotG (i)Choppe (talk) 00:16, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Farming & World Switcher Tweaks4S5A5S1N (talk) 20:34, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Clear Private Chat & More4S5A5S1N (talk) 22:15, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Once you've completed an update, mark it off here and on the project page, so we can stay organized and keep track of what's been done.

Rules

  • You must have a wiki account and cannot be blocked. Anonymous edits will not count. You can sign up for a wiki account at Special:CreateAccount.
  • The reward for completion of each task will be one bond. If multiple editors contribute to a goal then the prize may be split between them.
  • Partial bonds may be awarded for completing part of a task, with a minimum award at 25% of a bond.
  • A task must be completed in its entirety before any bonds or partial bonds are awarded for that task.
  • If you are awarded a bond or a share of a bond, you can get in contact with one of the project runners on Discord, and claim it in-game.