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Mutant Peacock

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  • I live in England, United Kingdom
  • I was born on April 27
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  • Hi, I just created a new account, and tried to add friends, but every time I try to send a request, it fails. I tried to restart my phone 3 times, and still it didn't help. Maybe you have some idea how to fix this. Thank you in advance

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  • I've seen you often upload screenshots as JPEG, which has lossy compression. Can you use PNG instead? It uses a lossless compression algorithm which results in better image quality.

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    • Hi NoWay, sorry I didn't see your message until today since I haven't been around much. I didn't realise that the type of file name at the end made such a big difference. I only used the JPEGs for screenshots from my own game. I noticed that some of my unlock screens you reuploaded on them using the PNG tags which I think is what you want me to change to since they are more important.

      Would you prefer it if I used the PNG format for every image I upload on here or is it mainly for more vital images like the item images, characters unlocks and screens?

      I only used the JPEG tags on character tasks, items in placed in my game and item animations that are not as important as the unlock screens which I can change to PNGs in the future if it would be better.

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    • Don't worry, that's what I thought. I reckon a lot of people don't know about the difference.

      I think there is no real reason not to use PNG if you have the choice. Usually the file size difference is not very big anyway. The only situation where it makes sense to upload as JPEG is when the source is already in that format. For example the 1024px app icons that I upload for events are pulled directly from ITunes. There they are only available in JPEG format in the first place. So I leave then a JPEG. Converting to PNG will not magically improve quality and it only creates a false impression.

      Yeah, I remember replacing some unlock screens, but I don't quit know my reason for it anymore. I think I just had them lying around and they were higher resolution or something. I also remember replacing some unlock screens that were blurry for some reason, don't know whom they were uploaded by though.

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  • hey, could you or one of the other admins please upload dialogue, sidebar, and menu icons for the following characters? i've entered the file names into their affiliated quest pages, so if you could match them up with those, that'd be awesome. thanks.

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    • I told you before that NowayThisUsernameIsAlreadyOwnedBySomeone will have them. He will probably upload them eventually when he has some free time because he can be busy with his life to not be as active on here (I think he tries to go on here at least once a week) and I can also be busy with my life and commitments which is why I'm usually on here once a day doing the prizes pages then the premiums (which I see you already done act 1 within the first 2 days of the event).

      They are also not a high priority for him and the wiki at the moment because there's an event going on and no one really asks about them so there isn't a demand of getting them done right away. I don't think many people check the quest pages since they're more likely to be looking at the items and event pages more often.

      I don't intend to offend you or anything but just to make you see things from another point of view. We do appreciate you helping out around here but there are other admins and users around as well like Baziczech and NoWay who usually helps with the quest pages with icons and sometimes the premium items while I mainly do the prizes and returning items, also this is a community wiki so anyone can contribute to it rather than a select few. I'm just saying these so you don't have to have a finger in every pie (by that I mean, doing everything on the wiki by yourself). Again I don't mean to offend or criticize you but you just don't have to try and get everything available done in the first few days because of the risks of mistakes and errors.

      I know I went off topic in the second half of this reply but I just wanted to express that there are other users that can help out as well but they not just as active as much especially since the gameplay style isn't very demanding on the wiki as it used to be.

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    • oh god i feel dumb right now. yeah, i remember our previous conversation. i was just wondering if you have personal contact outside of fandom since he/she doesn't log in that often. i meant to edit my comment on your wall to clarify that i'd reached out to noway a couple weeks ago, but i accidentally added it to noway's wall instead of yours. d'oh!

      personally, the dialogue is my favorite part of the game. hence, why you constantly will see me creating and making corrections on pages for it. i've uploaded icons in the past, but they always get replaced by the admins with better quality versions. so i don't bother doing it anymore. i'm guessing they have root access to the game files that are in much better quality than my screenshot versions and have transparent backgrounds as well. i've asked noway how to do this, but never got a response. if i could eventually figure out how to do that, i could contribute a lot more content in quicker time.

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    • Its fine, sorry if I seemed snappy or rude to you, I just wasn't 100% myself over this month which is why I haven't been as active as much over the last few weeks but I'm much better now.

      I personally don't always do the quests and dialogue pages for characters that much or right away because they can be tricky to keep note of without any external sources like blog sites or YouTube videos since some dialogues are really lengthy or the character icons can look so similar.

      I prefer to focus on the content side of the wiki than the quest which is why you see me mainly doing the premium and freemium content pages but I sometimes if a specific item (building or decoration) has some short dialogue or a quest with it then I will create a separate page for it or keep it on the item page. That is why you mostly would've seen quest pages created by Baziczech or NoWayIsThisUsernameIsAlreadyOwnedBySomeone since I leave them until last.

      I've only had access to the files for a little over a year now and getting the newest ones can take a while to receive which is why some quests, icons and dialogues can be missing for days and weeks into an event.

      If you don't mind me asking but can you let me do the pages on the prizes or freemium content in the future since they are ones that I like to put more time (and effort) into creating or adding to since the content side of the wiki is my favourite area to work on. I actually get a sense of enjoyment out of doing these pages fully like you do with the dialogue since I prefer to do a page fully rather than create it and add to it bit by bit until its complete though everyone has their own way to working.

      So if you are ok with stepping back from creating pages on the prizes and freemium content then I will be grateful. I get that you prefer to do things on here more quicker but I rather do them as I progress through the questline in my game (without using donuts) and have actually unlocked them all which usually takes me up to the weekend or a couple of days before the next act/week starts. I also aim to reply to comments more quicker within the same day, I'll make that one of my new years resolutions on here.

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    • oh yeah dude, definitely. you can have at it with the non-premium item pages. i do like to get content out as soon as possible for the viewers of this page, but i'll step back to give you a chance too. so you don't mind if i work on the premium items pages?

      i'm glad you're feeling better, but i wasn't bothered by it. i should've clarified that i was mainly trying to see if you had any means of passing on my message to noway outside of fandom via e-mail or something like that.

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  • I have no idea how it is done 

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    • Usually it says on a stored building or decoration what it contributes to i.e. "Improves your Vanity rating" but the actual numbers can be guessed since premium buildings usually have +20 (excluding Tree-hugging and Vanity) while the non premium items usually have +10 (excluding Tree-hugging and Vanity). Tree-hugging and Vanity is mainly +100 or +200 but there have been instances where sometimes this doesn't apply. I also double check on blogs about the game since they have the exact number but can differ from each other.

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    • Thx

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  • hey dude, could you please upload the dialogue icons for jesus christ? i need them for god's questline. apparently, no one worked on jesus' quest either, so i'll work on that as well.

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  • for some weird reason, it appears that the icons for krusty's annoyed and happy icons have slightly changed. his angry icon no longer has a browed line on his forehead and the happy icon no longer has a crease line near his eye. could you please upload the new happy icon?

    also, can you please create a new name for the new annoyed icon rather than overwriting the old one, since it will effect all of the older articles that used the original in-game icon? plus, for all we know they might switch back to the old icons in the next event.

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    • Turns out these files weren't changed recently, but in the Thanksgiving 2018 Event. I have uploaded new versions of both the happy and annoyed icon now. There seem to have been some other icon changes in that event. I'll go over those later to see whether they still need to be updated on the wiki.

      I think overwriting the existing file is the correct thing to do here. If EA releases a new icon for a character the way they did, then it will be used in all quests that previously used the old one, i.e. if someone plays some low-level quest with Krusty, they would now the the updated icon as well. So having those pages automatically update by replacing the file is the easiest way to handle this.

      I know that EA has done similar icon updates in the past, I don't remember which specifically though. With that given and the fact that those icons have already been in for nearly a whole year, I'd say it is pretty unlikely that the Krusty icons change back now. Plus changing it back is as easy as uploading yet another version.

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    • oh wow, i didn't know the change went into effect that long ago. i wish i could test it out to see if you're right about old quests being affected, but i'm not sure if there's anything left in my yearbook mystery box that will involve krusty or not.

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    • Done now. I've uploaded several icons for Skinner and one for Rev. Lovejoy. There also were several more icon changes during that event, but those had already been uploaded to the wiki.

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  • Hey, do you know how to pull files from the game directory? I think I forgot to take a screenshot of the sidebar icon for the "Ba'al of Confusion" quest.

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  • hey, dude. i think you accidentally saved the Colonel Burns' Mansion notification image in jpg form. i uploaded a png of it.

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    • Ok thanks for letting me know. I uploaded it around 30 mins after the act launched so I didn't see your image and some other images when I uploaded the ones for the act plus made I some grammatical errors on my ones which I'll try to change.

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    • yeah, i uploaded mine a few hours after yours. i tried to replace your with mine, but fandom wouldn't allow it due to them being different image formats.

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    • Yes, you can't replace images of different formats. You can upload the new one and mark the old one with the Template:Delete.

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  • Hey,

    just a quick question, did you see that email I sent a couple days ago?

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  • Hi, last year I started to create new navboxes for each update (Content Update Navbox Templates). Thank you for using them too. There are 2 different kinds:

    • for minor events and updates, its just like {{Not Yet Spring Cleaning 2019 Event}},
    • for major events (and newly for multi-events), there's a parameter "selected" for chosing type of item, like {{Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event|selected=buildings}} (or characters, decorations, quests etc.)

    This year, starting with Not Yet Spring Cleaning 2019 Event, I started to disinclude not updated navboxes, e.g. Buildings, Decorations, Quests. I still use Currency navbox, because I keep it update.

    We've discussed it with NoWay here. What do you think?

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