Bragallot wrote:The summary of the Prussian-Monarchial Conflict for example might seem like it has some stuff in it that I just made up, but it actually pertains to PM's (Semaj's offers of building / repairing Prussian ships, for example) and comments (the diplomacy between the Immortal Empire and the Inquistadores which mostly happened in regular posts of me and Warhead which people would otherwise have no access to or could easily miss when reading a battle report (and thus ignoring the comments).
I especially like this. I agree with everything else. I am also focusing on written content but I think I'm better directed at the conceptual stuff (to be clear, I mean personally...you guys are just as good for it or better in some cases) while you guys, Brag and Stubby and anyone who wants to add in stuff about their own faction, are good for factions. I know about most of them, but my understanding is nowhere near as intimate as yours, especially since, for a long time, I just sort of scanned Forum Battles for the gist.
stubby wrote:My problem with this approach is that it's hard for me to imagine how information about an armory would be useful to someone who wanted to read about an airport. Like if I went to dictionary.com and it gave me scans of dictionary pages instead of just the word I was looking for, I would be scratching my head.
That's...a really good point. Which do you think is the better approach? PoliceStations and Airports are logically going to have to be grouped into the same general category, Structures in this case, but is it better to allow them separate entries a reader can ignore the link to if he isn't interested or is it better to include them all in a list of other generics that the reader can scroll past if he isn't interested? Or did you have a third solution in mind?
stubby wrote:like to give all the forum battles their own pages
Yes. I added this to the Wiki Projects page a couple of days ago. Most of the BrikVerse narrative is told through these reports and it would help newcomers greatly to be able to make heads or tails of the canon and relevant storylines. Hell, it'd help veterans make sense of everything.
Bragallot wrote:I also tried to define the BrikVerse on the category page so it wouldn't be empty, and my head nearly exploded.
Its been bothering me too. I've been gearing up to write it. I think, if I write it, that I will take the tack of presenting it like you would to newcomers...a sort of prologue or foreward that, in broad sweeping terms defines both the real aspect and the fictional aspect of brikwars. And I want to keep the links to the biggest ideas but I also want to expand those links to things like Mike's foreward in the 2005 edition, which is particularly enlightening and helps a newbie feel a lot more familiar with the entire idea.
stubby wrote:I've started to think that the fundamental nature of the BrikVerse is not based in worlds, but in planes. Specifically, horizontal planes, not necessarily connected but all supported in one way or another by a beige carpet.
So have I, especially since I've written the Astral Plate
, The Battle Plates of Ragnablok
, The NegaVerse
, and dropped hints all around about the Far-Ums, which I'll get to soonish. I've been thinking of the Legitimitium MultiVerse as the over structure under which is grouped all of the above plus other LEGO Universes (from the BrikWars perspective). And I've been thinking of the Astral Plate as the understructure that ties all (or most of) those universes and dimensions together. I've been thinking of the Beige Carpet (I just noticed we have two articles now, I'll consolidate when I can) as that sneaky fucker that has wormed its way into all realities.