Forum:The Great Examination

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Examines are in my opinion, one of the best part of RuneScape. We currently NPC and item examines but almost no object examines. I am not saying that we need to add the 113290 examines that are in the game on the wiki. I think we should focus more on instanced quest examines. Usually, quest examines contains tidbit of lore that the player can easily miss. My proposal is that we add quest-only examine on the quest respective transcript page in the form of a table. Here's an example with the quest You Are It:

Object Examine Additional notes
Crate An old crate for storage. -
Mysterious Hole Who knows where this could lead to. Note: Same examine even with the rope.
Rope Good for climbing. -
Support Rudimentary scraffolding to prevent the tomb from becoming a sinkhole. -
Root The tomb may have kept humans out, but it didn't keep out McGrubor's Wood. -
Coffin An unardorned coffin, it gives no hint to who lays here except for a single symbol on the lid. -
Torch How are these torches still burning? And the candles? And wouln't they have burned out all the oxygen? -
Mantle It holds a collection of jade statues. -
Mantle It holds a collection of jade statue and a broken mess. -
Arch If you want to make a room look more dramatic, add arches. Note: After destroying the statue.

I think this would be an ideal solution to preserve this important part of the game. I will personally go ahead and record them as part of the RuneScape Preservation Unit Project (RPU) but a little help wouldn't hurt. It would also give another incentive for One Small Wiki Favor. Thanks for commenting. Manpaint55 (talk) 22:42, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit source]

Oppose table, support scenery pages - I think examine texts are interesting, but I would suggest documenting them via scenery pages, as found in Category:Non-interactive scenery and Category:Interactive scenery (if they're notable). There's also non-interactive scenery, which is apparently intended for collating non-notable scenery/characters (based on RuneScape:Granularity), but seems to contain links (suggesting the listed things are/have become notable...). Possibly relevant older thread - Forum:Non-interactive Scenery pages - Rawny (talk) 23:23, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Support, with alterations to proposal:How about a dedicated page for a table of non-interactive scenery? We could divide such a page by quest, just like the Graphical updates pages divide images alphabetically. Seems better than creating tons of barebones pages that would follow the granularity rule but hurt readability by doing so. Raven (blue).png Crowborn (Talk) 06:13, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

That was pretty much the consensus of Forum:Non-interactive Scenery pages, with non-interactive scenery intended to be(come) something like the page you're describing ^^
To (hopefully) clarify my position above, my main opposition to the proposed table is having it on quest transcript pages. I'm not entirely opposed to having a page for non-interactive scenery (and/or interactive scenery) listing pieces that aren't especially notable (though obviously that's somewhat subjective). Admittedly I lean towards the individual pages because upon reading "Crate" - "An old crate for storage." I'm left wondering what the crate looks like, where I might find it (is it unique to this location/quest/however-this-is-organised-thing or found elsewhere), is it interactive (can it be searched, for example) or non-interactive (besides the examine), do we know when it first appeared, and so on - Rawny (talk) 20:56, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Comment - I'm not wholly opposed to the table, however I do agree with Rawny in that they should be documented via interactive scenery pages. I think the wiki is largely lacking pages on interactive scenery, and that be the area of focus. Star Talk ayy lmao ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 19:24, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Comment - While I wouldn't be opposed to having the table on the transcript page, I do feel it should be somewhere in the mainspace as well, a la non-interactive scenery, if that makes sense. Badassiel 08:39, 12 July 2019 (UTC)