Hey guys- I'm AdventFalls, and this is the BombQuest.
Six months since the previous installment, but this next quest set is a doozy. Today we're taking on a set that includes the rarest quest in my entire collection. Welcome to South Boston.
Six quests, five of them rare, one of them amongst the hardest quests on any Whiskey Media site. First we need to quickly review Whiskey Media policy for how edits can be made. If you're under 1000 points, all of your edits go to moderation. Between 1000 and 5000 your edits to existing pages go through without issue, and can request for new pages to be made. Over 5000 and you can create a new page without hassle.
This means to get this quest set, you're going to need to acquire at least a thousand wiki points. A quick way to acquire them is to take on Wiki Tasks; they're found under 'Help'. These can give you anywhere from 75 to 300 points a pop depending on the moderator and how much work you did.
Let's get cracking and divide these up by type.
- Create a new article on the site
This one can be tricky. In all likelihood you are not going to find a new game to add to the site's database. You're better off adding a new location, object, or character to the game of your choice. The page doesn't have to be particularly fleshed out, the mere fact that you create one and it be approved is enough to satisfy the requirement.
Shotgun Approach/Mowing Them Down
- Shotgun Approach: Edit 10 different wiki pages on the site.
- Mowing Them Down: Edit 25 different wiki pages on the site.
In all likelihood, you'll be well on your way to these quests en route to getting your first thousand points. Grammatical corrections to pages count as edits.
Part of the Problem
- Edit a page on the site and earn at least 1 point.
This one is easy to get, and you'll earn it while you're earning Shotgun Approach and Mowing Them Down. It can be anything from adding a sentence to fixing word tenses within an article. I haven't tested if adding new releases, images, or editing either will satisfy this quest. Feedback is appreciated.
Tactical Nuke/Major Fan
- Tactical Nuke: Earn 500 points on a single submission.
- Major Fan: Earn 1000 points on a single submission.
Yes, they stack. If you manage to earn over a thousand points on a page and you don't have Tactical Nuke, you'll earn both it and Major Fan. I tested this myself on the Harvest Moon 64 page.
These are not going to be easy, and the mod gods are not going to be forgiving if you copy/paste from Wikipedia. You are going to have to generate that much content on your own in a single edit. Here are a couple of tips to creating that edit.
- Create a draft in a word processor outside of Giant Bomb. You probably will get distracted during this and might end up closing your browsing window. Having it in a word processor lets you come back to it.
- Try finding a page that is relatively blank. The less information you find on that page, the more you can add and potentially eek you closer to the threshold.
- Add gameplay information. How do you play the game? Don't copy the manual or talk about button presses, what kind of gameplay does the game have? What enemies are present? What weapons or tools do you have? Important NPCs? The plot of the game? Its critical reception? If it's an older game you're editing, did it leave any kind of lasting legacy? If it's a character, how does his/her gameplay set him/her apart? If it's a object, how is it important?
- Add background. If it's a character, what's his or her deal and what point do they have in their games? If it's a weapon or tool, the game might have some fluff that you can summarize or quote (as long as you mention that you're quoting the game). If it's a game, how was it conceived, or developed?
- Add links. Link the first mention of an object, character, or location that has a page on the site. These tend to give out more points. Don't spam them though, or you risk moderator wrath.
- Add related games. What games or characters are similar to this one? What other games are in its franchise if it has one? What franchises are similar?
- Add related pages. If it's a game, who's in the game? If the game's locations have pages, where does it take place? What kind of gameplay concepts does the game use? What objects? If it's a character or object, what games does the character appear in?
- If in doubt, add more. I've come close several times on Screened to getting Major Fan with Jean-Luc Picard, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and the classic movie 'Network' only to discover I was just short. Add information everywhere you can as well formatted as you can. Hell, I ended up with 1500+ points on the Harvest Moon 64 page. If you need a page to use as a reference for how much work you can do, use that.
I can't walk you through these two quests because they're ones that you have to do yourselves, and it's all dependent on how much work you're willing to put into it.
And that was South Boston! Any requests for a set or specific quest, or should I just keep picking up old quests?