Talk:Patch Notes

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What to do about Patches[edit source]

A Patch notes page is great, but I think we should consider making separate pages for individual patches and then perhaps listing them here. - TheModster (talk) 14:41, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Yeah. I've seen several other wikis do this. It ends up helping a lot once a lot of patches get made. The page starts getting huge and taking a long time to load if they're all left in a single one. A simple forward and backward arrow system works nicely to travel between patches. A main page like this can serve simply to list patches and their dates (and possibly names if the patch is a named patch) with links. -LastTalon (talk) • (contribs) 22:17, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Link from main page[edit source]

A good place to link to the patch notes would probably be the main page, probably with a little section that shows the most recent patch as well as the date the patch happened on. -LastTalon (talk) • (contribs) 22:35, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

I second this. --JokerPixel (talk) 03:48, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
I third this. -- Shatterstar, 26 December 2016

Patches exclusive for XBox / PS4[edit source]

What do we do about the patches exclusive to XBox / PS4 or patches that only affect 2 out of 3 platform? Do they need their own section?

Patch note data[edit source]

Using the Cargo extension can we have patch notes automatically show at the bottom of relevant hero and map pages? MomoRuns (talk) 16:40, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

I don't see an administrative reason to say no, but do you have a way to implement that?
--Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:58, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
Probably with cargo. Putting each change in with what hero it affects, patch number, and description. Then on hero pages query that to build changes. MomoRuns (talk) 20:01, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
Maybe that is more trouble than it is worth. I'm new to wiki editing. MomoRuns (talk) 20:10, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
Looking at other wiki's I don't think we should go down the road of trying to automate that. But I will look into easy formatting for patch notes on hero pages and patch pages. MomoRuns (talk) 20:14, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Patch Note Improvement Project[edit source]

We could really use a standard template to format update info for Patch Notes as well as each individual hero/map page.

I'll be looking into this and would appreciate any community input.

Some inspirations:

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Template:History - Shows formatted history on individual pages

https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Template:Updates - Update box for main page.

https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Template:Patch_layout -

https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Template:Patch_name -

https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Template:History - Simple to use and full featured update entry


I've made some templates to help us keep patch notes standardized looking.

:Templates to use anywhere on the wiki:

Template:Ability link

:Templates to use on patch note pages:

Template:Patch Section

:Templates to use on Hero pages:

Template:PatchTableStart
Template:PatchTableElement
Template:PatchTableEnd
I am adding documentation to each template for ease of use. MomoRuns (talk) 16:32, 23 April 2020 (UTC)