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Now, this page is not for the rules. This is a page created to lay down guidelines. These are meant to tell you how to structure and edit any pages. This page will cover how to structure pages, what to do and what not, and help you improve your edits! So, without further ado, let's begin!
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Fully automated bots
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Give images informative names when uploading them, rather than a cryptic alphanumeric string. Do not upload images unless the author has given their permission (Google allows filtering by copyright information). Uploading images for the sole purpose of user page decoration is permitted, but excessive numbers of pictures may lead to some being removed. Unused pictures may also be removed.
Games are the main feature of Mineplex; they are the individual play sessions that vary in many things such as length, rules, features, kits and many other things. As the main feature of the server, pages about games are very important, as they can provide valuable information to readers unknown to the features of the games. Thus, pages about games should be well organized and provide all the necessary information that readers might need. And that is what this section of the manual is for - to lay down guidelines on the way of writing and structuring game pages.
A short section. This should be the first section the reader notices when loading up the page. This section should be located next to the Minigame Infobox, with other Notice templates above it all (if necessary).
The intro section should provide the reader with essential information about the game. Among the things needed in this section are the name of the minigame, its status and game type, beta (if needed and public release dates and a short description of the game's core features.
|Name of the minigame in bold and italics. If an alternate name or a common abbreviation exist, note them as well.||Super Smash Mobs, commonly abbreviated to SSM...|
|Current status and type of minigame. If at least one previous status/type exists, include that in the next sentence.||...is an minigame...|
|Location of release.||...on Mineplex...|
|Public release date. If game is still in Beta or another version, list that release date instead. If at least status/type exists, include those dates as you would in normal circumstances.||(formatting should be M/D/Y) ...was released on December 11th, 2015.|
|Notes about release date of minigame, type of minigame, etc. If the minigame is based off of a video game, include the name of the game as well as a link to its Wikipedia page.||Like Master Builders, SkyWars was never released as a Beta minigame.|
|A brief summary of the minigame including all of the key points needed to understand the game. If needed, break off paragraph into a second paragraph for more space.||Players must be the first to reach 20 kills in a free-for-all match, mainly by using bows that will kill any player in one hit.|
Aim of the game
A short section. Describe the aim of the game. This should be the things that cause victory to one or more players. Make sure to clearly state the victory reasons.
Gameplay/How to play
A long section. Describe the gameplay of the game. Make sure to include all important aspects of the gameplay and add detail on what does what. One to two word sentences are not a good way to describe gameplay (unless needed). Describe what to do and how long the actions take. If there are some major elements of the game that need more than a paragraph to describe, add a subsection (e.g. The "Supply Drop" section for Survival Games).
Remember to always use proper grammar and spelling. Poorly written pages are hard to read and often do not deliver the information clearly.
|Teams.||Gravity 2.0 includes the yellow Players team.|
|Bulk gameplay mechanics. Should follow a logical order (e.g. what happens in the initial stages, followed by general gameplay, concluding with the events in endgame).||Bridges, SkyWars, Alien Invasion...|
|Plot, if applicable. Both gameplay and plot can be interchangeable in order, depending on the ease of explaining one before the other. Branch both off into separate Sub-heading 1's if present.||Christmas Chaos (minigame)|
|Miscellaneous information, branch off into separate paragraph. If information is extensive, break off into separate subsection.||Players respawn instantly, and there is no time limit. The round ends after a player reaches 20 kills.|
The various subsections for the Alien Invasion page.
A short section. This section should contain one gallery, with map images for the game in it. Make sure to add the map name and author(s) under the images, utilizing the "Image Gallery" features.
|Interesting notes that would be beneficial to the reader. These should appear not in the actual gallery, but before it.||The following map images display only a section of the map, as the other sections are identical.|
|Map name in quotes.||"Canyon"|
|Author(s), if applicable. If author cannot be found, use author name "Mineplex". All names should be italicized. If there are two authors, separate the author names using the "&" symbol. For three and more, separate the last name from the second-last one with the word "and", and use a comma for all others.
A helpful way to find map names and their authors is to use this Google doc:
by Widster, MrDoomHaven, Saxumous, and LAPD
|Order of images. Make sure to order all the maps in alphabetical order based on the map names.||None|
|Resource pack. Make sure to only use the Default resource pack, unless the game itself uses a resource pack that changes looks of blocks.||None|
List the kits for the game. To do so, go into a game lobby of your game, and look at the abilities, descriptions and names of the kits. Then, use a table to list the kits and all needed information.
List the gem earnings for the game. To do so, play a few rounds of the game, and list the earnings.
Pro Tip: For most games, you earn 10 gems for Participation, along 20 gems for 1st Place, 15 gems for 2nd place, and 10 gems for 3rd place.
List all the achievements for the game, the task you need to finish, and the reward it gives you. To do so, type /stats in the chat and hover your cursor over the item for the game.