Talk:God banner

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This talk page is for discussing the God banner page.

Make this page more than just a disambig page[edit source]

Would anyone object to taking the information which is the same for all god banners and putting it on this page? It's easier/more politcally correct to link to this page when referencing the banners' skill boosts, instead of an individual banner page and thus indirectly "endorsing" a particular faction; also it feels weird to link to a disambig page with no information regarding what I'm referencing, even if that avoids playing favorites. (Thus far I have stuck to linking to this page.)

What I would like to include:

The god banners were released with the God Emissaries update. A player may select the options of Contact Emissary, Power, and Check Progress. It is used to show a players devotion towards one of the gods, or The Godless, and is mainly cosmetic. It is not possible to possess more than one of the seven god banners at a time.

Each banner's cosmetic look will change as the owner completes task sets provided by the chosen god's emissary. Each banner obtains the ability to boost skills for 30 minutes based on the set completed:

Combat boost - temporarily boosts your Attack, Defence, Strength, Ranged and Magic levels by 5.

Skill boost - temporarily boosts one of your choice in the following skills by 2 levels: Fishing, Mining, Runecrafting, Crafting, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Fletching, Construction, Hunter, Thieving, Cooking, Herblore, and Farming.

Exploration boost - temporarily boosts your Agility level by 5.

(I'm hoping including those templates on a talk page doesn't break anything; my apologies and feel free to take them out if it does.)

I'd like to keep the reference to each of the actual banners, though I'm not sure if keeping it as a disambig page would work if we added this info to it.

Thoughts? Sorator (talk) 11:41, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

I'll shift the prose over to the page, but not the infoboxes. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 11:46, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Seems like a good idea, would you include the switch infobox to switch between the pictures of people wielding it though?04ismailjj6 (talk) 15:05, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Apparently there is opposition to switch infoboxes. Also, which images would we include? Tier 1 of each banner? Tier 2? Tier 3? Tier 4? A mixture of all four? All four tiers for all 8 banners? (In which case, the person who wants that can do it; personally I am not willing to code 32 switchfoboxes on one page). If someone wants to see what the banners look like wielded, that's what the individual pages are for. I think that moving too much onto this page, which is meant to be a disambiguation to point people in the direction of the actual pages, will render the other pages unnecessary. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 15:09, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
You don't need 32 switch boxes, you would just use the tier 1 picture of someone wielding it, as is currently used on the individual god banner pages. The text would be identical, except for the name of the banner, the god it shows devotion too, and the name of the emissary that gives tasks. The item infobox would just change to show the different invenotry icons which are currently all on the main page. The gallery could be the same on all boxes and hold 32 images, or change to show the different 4 images each time. Only 8 switch boxes needed, which seems  a reasonable-ish number.04ismailjj6 (talk) 15:19, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
It's a disambig page, it would look bad with the switch infoboxes. The purpose of the page is to direct you to the main source of information, not to consolidate all or even most of the information onto one page. Suppa chuppa Talk 15:38, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
The point was that all the information is consolidated on this page, and have one page with 8 switch infoboxes, instead of 8 separate banner pages and a disambig page.04ismailjj6 (talk) 15:42, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
If you want to do that, make a request for merge. Suppa chuppa Talk 16:28, June 13, 2013 (UTC)