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Wiki Upgrade[edit]

FlyingRagnar, good to see that everything's up and running with the upgrade.

Has a concensus been reached (I'd assume at Dragon's Den) as to renaming the wiki to Dragon Quest Wiki? If so, I'll work at updating the references to the old name, starting with updating the project "about" page.Zenithian 10:18, 18 October 2010 (CDT)

Replied on User_talk:Zenithian. --FlyingRagnar 11:19, 18 October 2010 (CDT)

Article Naming Policy[edit]

I just sent you an e-mail about this. zenithian 20:00, 26 October 2010 (CDT)

Replying to "A Few Notes"[edit]

I'm gald so many decided to stick with the wiki as it moved. I think we can make this into an even greater resource, now that we've combined our efforts.

As for making PantheonSasuke an admin, I've looked over his past contributions and I have no objections.

I also think it would be beneficial to add columns for kana, MP, and a description to the Character Spell List template. I could fill in most of what would be missing from the old DQDE character pages; I or another could add the rest later. zenithian 16:32, 29 October 2010 (CDT)


How do i Create a Subcategory --Jam 19:42, 26 November 2010 (CST)

Subcategories are just like regular categories, except that you edit the category page and put them into a specific category. Confusing, right? For example, look at Category:Spinoff games. If you edit the category page, you'll see that it has [[Category:Games]] in it. This makes it a subcategory of the games category. So all you have to do is put [[Category:MyCategoryHere]] into the category page of the one you want to make a subcategory. --FlyingRagnar 09:05, 27 November 2010 (CST)

Thanks for the help--Jam 13:46, 27 November 2010 (CST)

New Character Spell List Template[edit]

I've created a new collapsible template which could be used to expand the information found in Template:CharacterSpellList; an example of it in use is found here. Many of the old DQDE character articles had MP, kana, romaji, and description data, so any change wouldn't be too difficult implement. Let me know what you think. zenithian 11:25, 14 December 2010 (CST)

Re: Yo[edit]

Yeah, sorry about that, man. While I am probably no way near as busy as you, I've just been having trouble mustering the enthusiasm to do things these days (and I'm usually a very big fan of winter, too). I might try and hop onto the IRC sometime, though. I never seem to contribute much to conversations, mind :P --PantheonSasuke 23:53, 14 December 2010 (CST)

Taste the Rainbow[edit]

Quite a few pages touched by you-know-who in the distant past still seem to carry the colorful table implemented by him/her (along with some other touches, such as the good ol' Corvus page :P). While the information it gives is certainly handy, I think we were trying to find alternatives to how the table should look? Maybe less vivid colors, or no colors at all? There is also the notable enemy template, and other such things. Did we want to keep them around, yo? Just wondering. --PantheonSasuke 08:32, 21 December 2010 (CST)

Replied on Pantheon's talk page. --FlyingRagnar 20:52, 22 December 2010 (CST)

I wasn't tellin' you to get to it, yo XP I was just thinkin' back on when we wanted to maybe do something about the appearance of the table, bein' so colorful and all. Maybe move to a different range, something more faded and gray? Maybe specify groups so that there are less colors? Stuff like that. I could probably go through some stuff and then show it here. There's code for hiding stuff, right? (cuz if I do show it here, it'd probably be nice to have it hidden at first, y'know) --PantheonSasuke 23:17, 22 December 2010 (CST)
Okey dokey, I got the original here, along with two things sorta cooked up in a bit. The faded one uses the less harsh colors from the original, while I tried to see what colors I could pick through trial and error for grouped (I'd usually use Photoshop to find the hexadecimal bit for the color, but Photoshop + Browser usually beats the crap out of my computer, there's probably a color picker site somewhere on the net :P).


Group (was aimin' for blues, but the last one's kinda green)
These are just for ideas, mind (the group one could probably use some work, since I'm pretty sure there's code for having a color occur throughout a whole row without having to repeat the code for each cell). Except the original, I suppose. I think the colors and organization should probably be something settled on by more than one sort. Plus, I don't think we'd be able to use the same table across all the games (at most, I think this table is best for IX) since the original Dragon Quest doesn't have all the things listed here, and this one left something out that was present in V and some of the Monsters games... curses. I also changed some of the terminology to better fit with the terms used in the series (illusion becoming Dazzle, silent becoming Fizzle, I think petrify could probably be stun, but that's just my opinion, yo).
Oh, wait, that's right. Just to see, a version with no color.
Maybe make the name areas gray or somethin'? Ideas, of course. It also seems like a good idea to have them collapsed at the start, unless their collapsed appearance is too easily overlooked. I think that's all I thought of... --PantheonSasuke 11:48, 23 December 2010 (CST)
Earlier I was going to edit the tables on the spur of the moment, but that felt like a bad idea once I got to the editing windows. All I really wanted to do was change some of the names around to fit better with in-game conventions (partially stated in my former addressing of this matter). Basically, illusion becoming Dazzle, silent becoming Fizzle, and petrify becoming inaction (probably shorten to inact in the parameters, since 5-6 letters seems to be preferred there). Ain't tellin' you to do it, cuz I can certainly do it, but didn't want to go doing it without additional opinions. Should a vote or something be done? --PantheonSasuke 17:55, 26 January 2011 (CST)

Re: Mean Horses[edit]

Bit of a tough call, since Jahmi and Rampone are identical in the original. I think you're spot on, though, since revaulting horse / centaurus are similarly colored and recruitable, so process-of-elimination n' such makes the others fit. --PantheonSasuke 21:22, 6 January 2011 (CST)

Addressing some of the forum posts I read[edit]

True, it's not as perfect of a fit as the current members. But most of us want to be more inclusive, and Dragon Quest isn't so much of a stretch that the branding we have going would need alterations. It's not really meant to be fanboyism, more like relevant linking in a limited scope. This helps target a group of people that own Nintendo systems and games and promotes cross-wiki editing. Even though we have ties to other wikis, like Halopedia is owned by the same owner of Super Mario Wiki; we wouldn't see as much of crosswiki community with Halopedia. So we keep our focus limited.

We have no server to move to. One common misconception regarding NIWA is the comparison to wiki farms like Wikia. Each wiki is independently owned, hosted, and operated from one another. So Dragon Quest Wiki wouldn't need to go anywhere. We don't force anything on members, all aspects are voluntary, for instance if you jump around the NIWA wikis, you'll notice the Main Pages have "NIWA Bars" with icons and links to other members, if a wiki decided they wouldn't do that to their main page, it's their call. On the other hand, they can't really complain if another wiki left them out of it. That being said, no one will assume any role in the management of DQW and request non-Nintendo information being purged. Proof of this lies in Zelda Wiki which has CDi games, and Mario has a PC game.

If any other questions/concerns are brought up, feel free to message me on my talk page here, WiKirby talk page, NIWA forums, msn messenger, skype. I'm uberavailable 8) Axiomist 00:29, 13 January 2011 (CST)

Immovable images[edit]

I thought I should probably get back to what I was doing before, naming the images (specifically the monster ones) to be more uniform, as well as try and fix the whole 'missing' image dilemma. However, the first page I went to shows that I am incapable of moving it. I also realized it is an obsolete image, so I thought I'd delete it, but that option isn't available to me, either. Further investigation shows that I have this issue with other images, possibly all of them. Do I need to be in a modding position of some sort to do these tasks? --PantheonSasuke 20:54, 7 February 2011 (CST)

I can now move images, yo, but the option to delete them is still unavailable. Regardless, I should be able to resume the ol' project now. Tanx, yo. --PantheonSasuke 17:31, 8 February 2011 (CST)

RE: Sofubi Figures[edit]

I bought most of them from Play Asia; some of the more recent ones I've bought at Hobby Search. If you decide to order any from Play Asia, let me know as I have an affiliate account with them...I think there's also an older thread on the Den about them ( ). zenithian 09:40, 9 February 2011 (CST)

Those missing images[edit]

I found most of the missing images' true location. If the missing images ends in name.png1 or name.png2, rename it as name 2.png or name 1.png. It sometimes, if not always work. --Vzing 16:32, 11 June 2011 (CDT)

Request for Deletion Privileges, yo?[edit]

Chances are I should probably be asking Zenithian about this, but would I be able to get deletion privileges? I'm going through the pics, and whenever I find one to be deleted I can't, well, delete it, so I give it a long name instead that usually explains why it should be deleted. Since I presently can't do it. But would I be able to if allowed?

Also, and this is unrelated, but I think there might be a spammer or something in the wiki, because both Vzing's and my user talks start with an ad regarding... wired lawnmowers. Doesn't that sound smart? Anyway, yeah, just thought I'd mention, ehheh.

Blagh, and the buttons STILL don't work. How do I make the sig? Four tildes?... PantheonSasuke 17:10, 12 August 2011 (CDT) ... Hope that works. Yeah, looks like it does.

Alrighty, yo, I tried it out on two pics and it seems to be working. Thanks. But will the application to all autoconfirmed users remain? Cuz that seems dangerous if some delete-happy psycho signs up to the wiki :P Again, though, thanks. --PantheonSasuke 00:10, 14 August 2011 (CDT)

Re: Spam[edit]

You might also be interested in's advice on combating spam. - Adan Aileron (talk) 19:21, 30 August 2011 (CDT)


Category:Dragon Quest I & II monster sprites (GBC). Delete it. Before you say anything, yes I made it, it has a typo in it, and yes this category actually exists (and yes, I already tried deleting it meself). --V7ing 15:02, 7 September 2011 (CDT)

Yea, I pretty much knew the server couldn't handle "&," but yea, I forgot to explain it to you :(. Does this mean that you cannot create any pages with "&" on them?--V7ing 04:15, 9 September 2011 (CDT)
Wait, did you actually delete the category? I don't want it. --V7ing 04:25, 9 September 2011 (CDT)

Categories concerning Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Pro[edit]

Should the enemies from Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Pro get a category... called Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Pro enemies, and place it on those enemies even if they have the existing category Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 enemies, or should it be ignored? --V7ing 19:48, 9 September 2011 (CDT)

Should it be named Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional enemies or Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Pro enemies for the sake of convenience? --V7ing 21:18, 9 September 2011 (CDT)


If you can avoid it, don't waste your time reorganizing the images in... Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker monster sprites. Those images do not deserve to exist, and should not be touched. I should be able to re-upload them later. As for now, I am not certain if I can re-upload an image with a different file format (the images are .JPG), if not, feel free to delete those images. Also, I will soon delete the categories myself (but not correct the links in the files' pages) and create the new one. --V7ing 22:04, 9 September 2011 (CDT)

Categories needing moving:

--V7ing 08:46, 10 September 2011 (CDT)

Can you...[edit]

Make it so that I can access "Upload multiple files" in my toolbox while I'm in special pages and user pages (mainly special pages)? Thank you in advance. --V7ing 08:55, 11 September 2011 (CDT)

Thank you! --V7ing 14:08, 12 September 2011 (CDT)

Instead of...[edit]

Instead of blocking editing to new users, can you instead block new users from making pages? The vandals here aren't editing pages, they're making pages. --V7ing 14:02, 14 September 2011 (CDT)

I'm working on it. I just need to test out the permissions until I get it where I want it. --FlyingRagnar 15:01, 14 September 2011 (CDT)


Should the not-yet existing file of the PS2 sprite of Grandmaster Nimzo and King Koral in Dragon Quest V be named... File:Grandmasternimzo DQV PS2.png and File:Kingkoral DQV PS2.png or File:Nimzo DQV PS2.png and File:Koral DQV PS2.png? I've accidentally did the latter to... File:Bjorn DQV PS2.png.

BTW. Yes. I ask you a lot of questions and requests. Yes. I'm the only one whose been posting to you for the last six topics (including this one). Yes. PantheonSasuke isn't going to be editing for a while. Yes. I have school in the weekdays. Hmmm.--V7ing 16:22, 15 September 2011 (CDT)

And... I really really really need the ability to suppress redirects from being created when I move pages (in this case files). This ability would be really helpful in the "Project." --V7ing 16:34, 15 September 2011 (CDT)
Umm. Well. Yea. I'm with you. But I was the one who picked the "Project" up from PantheonSasuke, and I think he/she was the one who determined the format the files were named. Saying this is a little... late. :) :( --V7ing 14:23, 16 September 2011 (CDT)


This is getting really really really ridiculous. Instead of blocking new users from editing, block them from uploading images (which you did before) AND block them from making new pages. Autoconfirmed users will be able to upload and make new pages. THESE SPAMMERS DON'T EDIT PAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEY ONLY MAKE PAGES. btw, I'm in a bad mood. --V7ing 14:29, 16 September 2011 (CDT)

With that being said, regular users should become autoconfirmed users in about like... 20 edits. Oh, before you say anything, I'm not the one spamming. I have no motive too, and y'know deleting files and pages DO NOT count as contribs. --V7ing 14:34, 16 September 2011 (CDT)


Despite me being in school, I don't study much. Specifically French. I'm busy playing Joker 2.

Fine. That was a lie. I may still edit here, but I don't want to log in. Maybe I will when edit more when the baseball season ends. :D

I thought we weren't in speaking terms b/c you didn't do shoot concerning the topic above this one. Forget it though. :D :) :| :( >:( --Vzing 14:43, 21 September 2011 (CDT)

I need you to...[edit]

I need you to change everything in these categories to the one I listed (it'll be short) with a bot. I think I missed these ones in the list above.

--Vzing 04:21, 28 September 2011 (CDT)

Re:Deleting Userpages[edit]

It was a redirect to a dead page. And it was a redirect page. Yea. Sorry. --Vzing 04:16, 30 September 2011 (CDT)


I am not a fan of galleries because... most of the images are dead, and they don't show anything, and if they do show something, it's usually stretched out (when it's a sprite usually). They are also a pain to change/handle (Really). Maybe when all of the enemy articles are fixed, we can add them back. But I think it is the least of my concern to fix things in the galleries (for example, eventually, we'll have to change the game system appearance from its abbreviation (etc from GBC to Game Boy Color) when it shows what game the sprite in the gallery shows. All images in a gallery should have a description of what the image is or what the thing(s) in the image is doing, I think.--Vzing 07:46, 1 October 2011 (CDT)

Bah. You can easily find out where the images are by guess, assuming the "Project" is complete. If it isn't easy like that, well, you can always check a the page's history to see what images were used in the gallery before it was deleted or even go to the page in Dragon Quest Wikia and see what images they are. --Vzing 05:25, 2 October 2011 (CDT)

Can you give me a confirmation?[edit]

There is a certain image, specifically this one: File:Slime DQIV PSX.gif, which is apparently the real sprite from DQIV PSX, not this one that also appears in the DS version. I'm starting to worry that my hypothesis about the DS sprites of DQIV being the same as the PSX version is wrong, and Woodus' ( page of the monster list just shows the wrong sprites. Can you tell which one is the real one? I mean, I never played the PSX remake of DQIV. --Vzing 04:32, 8 October 2011 (CDT)

Is there a...[edit]

Is there a extension you can download to the wiki that would allow images to be moved to another file format? If such an extension is put to the wiki, I plan on moving most of the Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker from the .jpg file format to .png format. --Vzing 17:16, 28 October 2011 (CDT)

...Fine. --Vzing 19:49, 28 October 2011 (CDT)


I don't think our wiki is fit enough to have SEIWA membership, yet. We have far too many stubs these days. --Vzing 13:59, 2 November 2011 (CDT)

There are a lot of stubs that aren't marked as stubs too, y'know. BTW, consider archiving this your talk page. --Vzing 18:50, 2 November 2011 (CDT)

Can you give me a confirmation? (PT2)[edit]

Can you give me a confirmation that DarkCrab and Handsome Crab are the same thing (yes, I know they don't look alike, but still), by comparing the two's Japanese name? Thanks in advance. --Vzing 04:40, 7 November 2011 (CST)

I've found out myself and they are not. So 4get it. --Vzing 16:43, 9 November 2011 (CST)

RE: Warrior World[edit]

Yeah I have a couple of those issues too...but like you I don't know where mine are at right now. The guy who scanned the ones I added to the wiki just e-mailed me out of the blue, offering them. I have scans of a fifth issue, but they have annoying watermarks I'd like to remove... zenithian 14:11, 11 November 2011 (CST)


Believe it or not, I'm typing right now in my iPod, using Address manipulation . I am asking you to disable the Mobile site. I don't like it. Easy as pie. --Vzing 19:37, 29 November 2011 (CST)

Sometimes, I edit with my iPod. With the new skin, I can't edit or log on, which the latter apparently according to you I need to do. Forget for now.

Have you played Fortune Street?[edit]

Have you? I haven't. I don't think it's worth the money. --Vzing 14:33, 10 December 2011 (CST)

<Insert random rant title>[edit]

The naming algorithm for enemy sprites SUCK and we need to change it. I know it is I know it isn't PANTHEON's fault, but I want to change it before I lose interest in uploading all of them DQMJ2 sprites (maybe) from my computer to the site. The name could be:

  • File:S DQIV NES Metal King Slime.png (S standing for sprite)
  • File:S DQIV NES Metal king slime.png
  • File:S DQIV NES King Metal.png
  • File:S DQIV NES King metal.png
  • File:S IV NES <insert the four monster parts from above>.png
  • File:S IV NES <insert book number... cryptic, isn't it. only some games don't assign monsters book numbers. :|>.png

And so on. If we were going to change the algorithm, we need to limit the abbreviation of the video game console/handheld to 3 letters (NDS... SFC?), and we'd should have to create some categories dedicated to just showing the species of monsters, like... Category:Images of Metal Slime Kings. Adding animations of monsters sprite would be SICK, but...'s links are dead (they weren't 6 months ago). --Vzing 15:57, 17 December 2011 (CST)

BTW, having a freenode chat would be better than a Mibbit chat. Link:Special:WebChat--Vzing 15:59, 17 December 2011 (CST)
[23:02] <Vzing> Is there a command for a bot to do the renaming process? -From chat page. Just posting in case didn't look --Vzing 22:04, 17 December 2011 (CST)

Spam Bots[edit]

Users Sheldonsilva32 (Created on November 17), Www11125 (Created on December 19th) and XLIN188 (Created on Nov. 18th) are all bots. Apparently, their using other email addresses you haven't named. Source: one, two, three. --Vzing 18:26, 24 December 2011 (CST)

Ganesha Image missing[edit]

I would like to request autoconfirmed status, so that I may begin uploading images. I have uploaded lots of nice art at Chrono Wiki, and wish to do so here. Thanks. Icysugarspike 13:56, 26 December 2011 (CST)

Great, thanks. Icysugarspike 12:16, 27 December 2011 (CST)

Whoops, nope! Still nothing...:( Icysugarspike 12:18, 27 December 2011 (CST)

Alright, now we're getting somewhere. About to upload a truckful of art. I'm marking them with the "SECopyright" if that's appropriate. Please, let me know if it's not. Icysugarspike 09:48, 28 December 2011 (CST)

Also, images are categorized a bit differently here, I see. Since the majority of images will be Monster Art, I will categorize them as Category:Dragon Quest (insert game #) Official art. Sound good? Icysugarspike 09:50, 28 December 2011 (CST)

King Lorik Art?[edit]

Not positive about this, but the reliable site (with some old translated names) I got it from had him listed as "King of Tantegel", which is the name of the castle in Alefgard. So this is the King, yeah? Should I replace the image on the page? I've no idea what it is; it looks like Dragon Warrior art. Sir ISS 11:13, 28 December 2011 (CST)

Missing Tortragon?[edit]

I've got art for the Tortragon, but can't seem to find the page for it. It's not on the list of Dragon Quest III enemies, and was wondering what it was called now. You can see it on this list. Or perhaps it was completely forgotten altogether? Can you help me locate it? Sir ISS 14:21, 28 December 2011 (CST)


I need to find out if Gasgon and Gasbagon are the same monsters. Gasbagon is a monster that was known as "Fusion Dragon" in DQVI. The monster only appeared in DQVI too. Gasgon is a monster exclusive to DQM and DQM2. They look the same, but they never share the same name. --Vzing 09:01, 29 December 2011 (CST)

We might have to delete most of the Dragon Quest VIII sprites if we were to update them to the ones in Woodus' Den, which is probably for the best for the wiki. Just informing you. --Vzing 12:59, 29 December 2011 (CST)

Are GoatHorn and Moosifer the same Pokemon monster? Why don't they appear in DQM3? --Vzing 06:45, 30 December 2011 (CST)

No, I checked the page for Moosifer. And it doesn't have an appearance. --Vzing 14:31, 30 December 2011 (CST)


I was going crazy looking for that template earlier. Thanks! Sir ISS 17:46, 29 December 2011 (CST)

For some reason, the wiki code </includonly> shows up at the bottom of the template. I tried to fix it on the template page, only made it worse, then changed it back to your revision. ?????? Sir ISS 17:52, 29 December 2011 (CST)

Multiple images[edit]

I was wondering, seeing as how I have 1.29 GB of images on my hard drive, if I'd be able to gain multiple uploading privileges. It would save me some time. After all, this Template for Dummies was personally uploaded by Vzing for me, and it clearly shows a user uploading multiple images. ;) Thanks. Sir ISS 09:09, 30 December 2011 (CST)

Sorry, I thought the new world map was a better image, but I didn't delete the old one just in case. Any particular reason you prefer the old one? Sir ISS 10:22, 30 December 2011 (CST)

You're absolutely right, they were different. Now that I know "every image is sacred", this will not happen again. But, I've been meaning to ask, while we're on the subject... When it comes to monster art, all pre-PSX era art was hand-painted by Akira Toriyama, while everything post-PSX era looks like somebody else computer-colored his original drawings. If it's okay with you, I'm planning on uploading the best possible image representation for each monster and categorizing it for the game it originally appeared in, whether it is the original water color drawing or not. Do you follow? All Square Enix is doing with re-releases is obviously re-coloring Toriyama's images with fancier ones (just like his Dragon Ball work), but I must admit they do look nice. However, in some cases, either because they never re-did an image, or because I just haven't located a copy yet, I am planning on uploading the original water color version (like I did with Baramos). Whew! Got all that? Now, you have an understanding of my thought processes when it comes to images. If this clashes with your ideas for the wiki, please let me know. Sir ISS 10:38, 30 December 2011 (CST)

Happy New Years![edit]

In other news, I need to talk about the "project" and why I hate galleries with sprites in them (HINT HINT HINT) over at chat. --Vzing 18:14, 31 December 2011 (CST)