RuneScape:Maintenance/Update history

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A Guide to Update History[edit source]

Templates[edit source]

The templates used on this project are {{Update history}} or {{UH}} and {{Update list}} or {{UL}}. Update history essentially creates the box where Update list items will be added.

Example:

{{UH|
* {{UL|update=Update:Menaphos - The Gates are Open}}
** Menaphos was released.
}}

Produces the following:

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!

Update Types[edit source]

  • There are 6 types of updates that can be listed in the |type= parameter:
    • update - Usually used on releases, also shows as default when the |type= parameter isn't used.
    • ninja - Used on ninja updates;
    • patch - The most used, usually on every change;
    • coldfix and hotfix - Used on cold/hotfixes;
    • hidden - Used for hidden updates.
    • nxt - Used for NXT update posts, excluding launcher changelogs, those should go here.

Coldfixes, hotfixes, hidden and nxt updates do not require an actual update to be added to the |update= parameter. If the change happens without an update post, |update= should be left empty and the |date= parameter should be added with the date in the following format DD Month YYYY. A citation should also be added (see below for an example). If adding a citation, make sure to also add the ==References== header, with the content {{reflist}}. This section should be placed after the rest of the page's content (if the page does not already have it).

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • hotfix 12 February 2019:
    • Onyx are now around 4 times rarer from Prifddinas gem rocks, as they appeared to be coming into game a bit too often.[1]

How to start[edit source]

On Tombomb's project page, a list of patch notes can be found, these are what we mainly use to grab the information about changes and fill in the articles.

  1. To start, go to User:Tombomb/Update_History and click on a patch.
  2. Copy or rewrite each line on their respective page(s), you can also add wiki links to the UL.
    1. Changes are sometimes grouped and can be copied easily, for example, changes under the Mobile header or Solak can be copied over in bulk to the respective pages.
    2. Changes do not need to be copied verbatim due to errors, or if you simply want to reword it better.
  3. After finishing a patch, strike through its entry on the list with <s> </s> and sign your name afterwards with ~~~~ (if you wish), so everyone knows that said patch is done.

Things to have in mind[edit source]

  • The Update history section should be located near the bottom of the article, above the Trivia and References sections but below the Gallery section (if applicable) and all other sections.
  • Make sure you're following the proper order (reverse chronological, this means that the most recent updates should be at the top).
  • The first indented lines should have the update list template, and the second indented lines should have the actual patches (see the example code above).
  • When different types of updates happen on the same patch, these can be put in order of priority: Update > Ninja > Patch > Coldfix > Hotfix > Hidden - although this is not required, per Forum:Update History - Type ordering.
  • Some updates affect a truly massive number of items, such as the release of Invention. Please use common sense when deciding which articles should receive UL entries for a given update or patch note.
  • A single change may impact more than one article. For example, the following change might be added to both Quest list and Shilo Village:
The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 1 October 2018 (Update):
    • The quest log now correctly updates when the player starts the Shilo Village quest.

Policy[edit source]

Extra information[edit source]

If you need more details or just want to chat, head over to the #update-history channel on the RuneScape Wiki discord.

This project was created and discussed on the forum threads: Forum:Listing_update_histories_on_articles and Forum:Listing_update_histories_on_articles_v2. Feel free to check them if you want to suggest anything that has not been thought about.

References[edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 12 Feb 2019. (Archived from the original on 12 Feb 2019.) RuneScape: "Onyx are now around 4 times rarer from Prifddinas gem rocks, as they appeared to be coming into game a bit too often."