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Template download link

Download link goes to https://gwpvx.gamepedia.com/wiki/Special:DownloadTemplate?build=OgFZguEq4FySpMTaVpAAAAAAAAAAAAA&name=Sandbox which worked fine on my local version and is completely messed up here (tries to find the page "Wiki/Special:DownloadTemplate" - curse /wiki/ url setup behaviour?

Editcopy has a fix. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:36, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Nowiki tags

Using nowiki tags is ignored within pvxbig tags. Frenzy

appears the same as Frenzy. (See source code)

It is not wikicode and I don't think pvxcode has ever behaved like that. If you want to escape it you can still use


as you always could.

original code versus new code -Chieftain Alex (talk) 19:54, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

PvXBig tags newlines after tooltips


This is caused by using "div" elements for the hidden inline placeholders. Divs cannot be used as inline elements without being mangled by the HTML5 tidy parser used by MW. Solution is to convert to span elements and use CSS. CSS currently being devised. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:36, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Spaces after skill name tooltips (particularly iconless)

Using iconless skill codes in text, like [[frenzy], omits the space that's printed after it. [[frenzy] victim

will print as "frenzyvictim".

Not sure what this is at the moment, but having disabled the MW parser I can confirm this particular bug stems from gwbbcode.inc.php -Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:36, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
I think I've identified the cause - there is a weird [ ]? regex clause on the end of line 84 of gwbbcode.inc.php. I have no idea why that would be there (would appreciate any advice from Phen/Toraen/et al - the only thing I can think of is that it was an old way to fool a previous parser version) - the whitespace issue is fixed if I remove it. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 23:01, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Literally *shrug*. Let's see if anything breaks I guess. -Toraen (talk) 10:02, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

PvXbig Skill Errors

For any skills with incorrect descriptions or images, add a new heading and give an example within pvxbig tags using [skill name]. Add a description of the problem under the PvXbig tags.

Issues fixed in the editcopy and awaiting sync will be noted. Once the sync has taken place, all fixed skills will be removed from the list.

Soul Reaping description

Uses an old description of this attribute - Soul Reaping no longer affects spirits.

12 + 1 + 3
When they die near you, you gain 16 Energy per creature, or 8 Energy per Spirit under your control, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
Template code

Oh right. Yeah the primary attribute descriptions were always there in pvxcode, just hidden before, and incomplete. Prior to 2007 November this description was correct :D
Editcopy updated to:
$desc .= '<span class="expert">Gain <b>' . $attr_list['Soul Reaping'] . '</b> Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.</span><br/>';
-Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:18, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Spawning Power description

Inaccurate spawning power description. Also affects most other summoned creatures, including asura summons, excluding ebon vanguard assassin.

Spirits and minions you create have 48% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 48% longer.
Template code

Editcopy updated to "Spirits and minions" to "Creatures".
$desc .= '<span class="expert">Creatures you create have <b>' . (4 * $attr_list['Spawning Power']) . '%</b> more Health, and weapon spells you cast last <b>' . (4 * $attr_list['Spawning Power']) . '%</b> longer.</span><br/>';
-Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:18, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Fast Casting description

Wrong fast casting formula. Signets cast as quickly as spells.

12 + 1 + 3
You activate Spells 53% and Signets 48% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 48%.
Template code

This formula is based on gww:Fast Casting per below:
$desc .= '<span class="expert">You activate Spells <b>' . (100 - floor(pow(0.955, $attr_list['Fast Casting'])*100)) . '%</b> and Signets <b>' . (3 * $attr_list['Fast Casting']) . '%</b> faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)</span><br/>';
$desc .= '<span class="expert">In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by <b>' . (3 * $attr_list['Fast Casting']) . '%</b>.</span><br/>';
The values are afaik identical to the table. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 19:46, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
We've tested this in december and found identical casting times of spells and signets. For ease of comparison we used spells and signets with the same casting time (resurrection signet vs. minions, signet of return vs. resurrect) and checked the casting time via slowed down video to make sure we're not falling trap to our gut feeling. --Krschkr (talk) 22:12, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Oh nice. Might be a good idea to update GWW then. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 23:32, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
I take it your proposed revised code would therefore be:
$desc .= '<span class="expert">You activate Spells and Signets <b>' . (100 - floor(pow(0.955, $attr_list['Fast Casting'])*100)) . '%</b> faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)</span><br/>';
$desc .= '<span class="expert">In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by <b>' . (3 * $attr_list['Fast Casting']) . '%</b>.</span><br/>';
mathwise the first % uses the same numbers on EN as DE. -Chieftain Alex (talk) 22:18, 3 April 2020 (UTC)