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Current issues[edit source]

Formatting/capitalizing[edit source]

According to the Help:Style guide, keywords and tribes should not be capitalized. However, in many articles it seems that they are, by default, capitalized. Should the style guide be updated or should we start fixing the incorrect capitalizations? I recommend the latter, based on the current style guide as well as the rules of English language. Blue Banana whotookthisname (talk) 14:29, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Main page needs to be updated[edit source]

The main page needs to be updated to show the three upcoming mechanics. Additionally, the gameplay section does not mention dungeon run. Quater (discuss) 12:20, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Done. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 21:29, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
@OOeyes Just an idea, but I can't help but think that saying "before April 30" is more ambiguous than saying "sometime in April". At the moment, it implies it could be released in March, which we can assume to not be the case given their previous release cycle. Quater (discuss) 11:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Updated. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 15:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Given KnC was released months ago, it's probably best to change the featured video to this. Quater (discuss) 10:02, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Updated. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 16:23, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Official release date for TWW has been announced. It's April 12. Quater (discuss) 11:12, 6 April 2018 (UTC) ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Monster Hunt should be added to the Gameplay section. Quater (discuss) 07:47, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Done. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 21:31, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

K&C[edit source]

See here. Surafbrov 07:33, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't consider this to be an administrative decision. If you're concerned about community reaction, feel free to see if there are any objections by posting on Project talk:Community portal and waiting a few days. But since leaving the redirect behinds doesn't break links, you could just go ahead and do it too. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 16:22, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Apostrophe Bug[edit source]

Any card with an apostrophe in its name (Woodcutter's Axe, Al'Akir the Windlord, Mukla's Champion ect) is currently bugged when viewed in a chart. It displays a broken 200x link instead of the card. When hovered over, the page its trying to link to is written as "Everything before the apostrophe"& (Woodcutter&, Al&, Mukla&). I have no idea what caused this. TheMurlocAggroB (talk) 16:10, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

This is totally unrelated, but, fun fact: commas (not apostrophes) did not start appearing in the names of Hearthstone cards until Whispers of the Old Gods. Aegonostic (talk) 18:45, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Fix is in. I had to do it in {{Card infobox}}, though, so it won't be reflected in all cases immediately. I'll run a bot over card pages to try to speed it up. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 01:49, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Secrets page has a problem[edit source]

It shows the following error: A database query error has occurred. Did you forget to run your application's database schema updater after upgrading? 16:20, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Descriptions are always showed collapsed (solved)[edit source]

Names were fixed by using the purge cache option on the top right of the page. Table content is always collapsed. For reviewing cards and correcting errors it's necessary to be able to see and copy paste the table uncollapsed. For example https://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/The_Witchwood_card_list Grommpy (talk) 17:25, 4 August 2018 (UTC) I've tried updating my hydra.js but it doesn't work. Grommpy (talk) 17:57, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

|collapsed=no just worked fine for me, at least on custom card table. Are you using it like this?
{{Custom card table|set=The Witchwood|collectible=true|collapsed=no}}
If so, it shouldn't collapse. Also, the variables in your hydra.js won't affect the card table collapse script; they have nothing to do with it. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 04:33, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I tried |collapsed=no in 2 browsers both with and without loading java script, try and copy pasting the Black Cat entry: You'll get the Spell Damage +1, but not the next line: Battlecry: If your deck has only odd-Cost cards, draw a card. Grommpy (talk) 21:33, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
The complete data is in the .html source code, so I downloaded the page, edited it, cut out all the java and css going on, and only left the < table > parts. Problem solved. Grommpy (talk) 21:58, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Flood of anon vandalism[edit source]

There's a flood of vandalism on the Hearthstone wiki pages today, coming from three IP addresses:

Honestly, it looks like kids in a school library making fun of each other. All of these IP addresses look like vandalism-only. Asolovay (talk) 21:12, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Requesting assistance on recent vandalism blanking. Aegonostic (talk) 21:25, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
I've fixed most of them, and there were two pages which needed fixing, I did the fixes.
These users came from the Hearthstone Discord server. TheGamer765 (talk) 23:46, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Hey, I'm a bit late to the party, but I've preventively blocked the IPs for a week. Hopefully they won't come back. Frisk (talk) 00:02, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks much, all! Asolovay (talk) 00:07, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

The error showing in the main page of this wiki (mobile version)[edit source]

Since I cannot edit the Main Page, I want to say that the newest expansion it should show in the mobile version is Rastakhan Rumble, not The Witchwood. Thanks. Minhngoc25a (talk) 14:49, 29 December 2018 (UTC).

Fixed. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 15:21, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Problem with data caching and purging[edit source]

Bringing this issue onto the admin noticeboard, see Talk:Twinspell. In short, in some cases purging pages will work to update the page's data, but in a growing number of cases, pages are getting stuck on the same data even with the help of pressing the purge button. Will there be a fix for data caching and the problem of "data getting stuck" in the future? Aegonostic (talk) 03:47, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes, this is especially true with Nightborne art, which is not updating at all and has not ever updated since its creation. Cactusisawesome (talk) 07
03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Purging the pages with the lists only works when the caching issue is on that page. Sometimes, it is on the source page, and in these cases, you usually have to open the page for editing and save it without changes. I did this with Ray of Frost and it is now appearing on both Twinspell and Nightborne art after a purge of those. This is a longstanding issue, and I've heard nothing of a fix coming for it. I'm running my bot over all the card pages now in case any others have this issue. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 14:58, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! So I guess I had to purge both the card datapage and the card page. I'll try doing this next time. Also, does anyone know why Quest_(ability)#Quests isn't showing any cards anymore? Aegonostic (talk) 16:04, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I managed to sort it out. The parentheses needed some special handling. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 18:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Make {{List cards}} visually sort cards by mana (and by card name)?[edit source]

I notice that it would be immensely helpful if the template {{List cards}} could, by default, sort cards by mana (and by card name) when the cards are visually displayed on the screen.

For example, in the following template, Bronze Herald is shown, then Cobalt Scalebane, etc. Is there any way to make it so that by default, the lowest cost cards come first, and make it proceed in increasing mana? (I know that the card table has the "wikitable sort" functionality, but can the visual table be made to do this by default?)

{{List cards|format=standard|type=Minion|subtype=Dragon{{!}}{{!}}All|collectible=True}}

So in short, I'm asking if it's possible to do a cargo query of two sortings (one on mana, and then a second on card name) and display it visually. Aegonostic (talk) 05:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Faerie Dragon Common Dragon Any 2 3 2
Can't be targeted by Spells or Hero Powers. Adorable. Immune to Magic. Doesn't pee on the rug. The perfect pet!
Bronze Herald Common Dragon Paladin 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Add two 4/4 Dragons to your hand. This is why you shouldn't shoot the messenger.
Marsh Drake Common Dragon Any 3 5 4
Battlecry: Summon a 2/1 Poisonous Drakeslayer for your opponent. She would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling Drakeslayer.
Dragonmaw Scorcher Common Dragon Any 5 3 6
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all other minions. Caution: Contains Flammable Material
Twilight Drake Rare Dragon Any 4 4 1
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Twilight drakes feed on Mystical Energy. And Tacos.
Carrion Drake Rare Dragon Hunter 5 3 7
Battlecry: If a minion died this turn, gain PoisonousFits easily into overhead luggage bins.
Emberscale Drake Rare Dragon Warrior 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain 5 Armor. The third little dragon made his armor out of adamantite.
Nightscale Matriarch Rare Dragon Priest 7 4 9
Whenever a friendly minion is healed, summon a 3/3 Whelp. Everywhelp, get in here!
Nightmare Amalgam Epic All Any 3 3 4
This is an Elemental, Mech, Demon, Murloc, Dragon, Beast, Pirate and Totem. Be all that you can be.
Crowd Roaster Epic Dragon Any 7 7 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 7 damage to an enemy minion. Every major show has an opening act to warm up the crowd.
Brightwing Legendary Dragon Any 3 3 2
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. Little faerie dragons are made of sugar and spice and maniacal vice.
Alexstrasza Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15. Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
Malygos Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12
Spell Damage +5 Malygos hates it when mortals use magic. He gets so mad!
Nozdormu Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns. Time to write some flavor text.
Onyxia Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full. Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
Ysera Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12
At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?
Deathwing Legendary Dragon Any 10 12 12
Battlecry: Destroy all other minions and discard your hand. Once a noble dragon known as Neltharion, Deathwing lost his mind and shattered Azeroth before finally being defeated. Daddy issues?
Emeriss Legendary Dragon Hunter 10 8 8
Battlecry: Double the Attack and Health of all minions in your hand. Taste your world's corruption! It tastes like chicken.
Kalecgos Legendary Dragon Mage 10 4 12
Your first spell each turn costs (0).
Battlecry: Discover a spell. He was once the Aspect of Magic but gave it up to focus on cheap tricks.
Nozari Legendary Dragon Paladin 10 4 12
Battlecry: Restore both heroes to full Health. In another timeline, she was called Yeszari.
Showing all 20 cards
Faerie Dragon(213).png
Bronze Herald(90597).png
Marsh Drake(89452).png
Nightmare Amalgam(89353).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Carrion Drake(89440).png
Dragonmaw Scorcher(90279).png
Emberscale Drake(90230).png
Crowd Roaster(90219).png
Nightscale Matriarch(89457).png
I've switched {{Cards}} over to descending sort by mana and secondary sort by name. Did we want to change the tables' starting sort too? oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 18:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Is it ok if you do ascending sort for mana (and the current ascending sort for name is good as is).
I think the tables' starting sort can be double as well: (1) Sort by Rarity like it is now and (2) Sort by mana ascending. Just to mix it up a bit with the table vs the visual list. Aegonostic (talk) 22:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Updated. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 22:24, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

More content on the sidebar?[edit source]

Recently Blizzard added their own gallery for cards, and I figured that they could be featured on our sidebar, is there a reason we are not adding it or is it that it hasn't come to anyone's attention? Cactusisawesome (talk) 15:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Just didn't occur to me to add it. But it's there now. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 09:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for reference highlighting feature[edit source]

Whenever you click on a reference hatnote, you are redirected down to the References section to the appropriate reference. However, the target reference hatnote is currently not properly highlighted. I would like to request the addition of better highlighting to help readers navigate through multiple references on a page. So, what I'm asking is the ability to darken the highlight and maybe even underline the particular reference hatnote number (e.g. 6.0, 6.1, 6.2) that was clicked. The existing highlighting is barely visible, if it at all exists. So something like:

1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hearthstone (2019-07-31). Saviors Of Uldum Final Card Reveal Livestream (30:50 - 34:00). YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-08-01.

Instead of the current:

1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hearthstone (2019-07-31). Saviors Of Uldum Final Card Reveal Livestream (30:50 - 34:00). YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-08-01.

Aegonostic (talk) 20:17, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

No. Those superscripted links are not targeted by the inline citation links. Only the entire line is, so there is no way for me to set styles specifically for the correct link without a change in the extension, which is beyond my purview.
Well, technically, I suppose a script could be written to do it. But as it would be yet another per-wiki thing to maintain that could potentially break with extension updates, I'd greatly prefer this feature be added directly to the extension if at all. We don't seem to have the Cite extension listed as a subgroup in our GitLab, so I'm not sure if the platform would handle a ticket on it. If you did want to request it, it'd probably be best to ask the authors directly, maybe here. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 13:35, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Actually, they might be resistant. It occurs to me that it's probably not possible to target both the line and the specific link without adding Javascript in to a feature where they've neatly avoided it. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 13:45, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Hmm.. this does seem like something the Mediawiki extension should invest in (if at all possible), because it improves reader usability. Well, thanks for your insight, it's unfortunate that this wasn't possible. Aegonostic (talk) 17:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Caching problem again?[edit source]

There was a question raised about cards missing from a list: Talk:Hero_card. This seems to be a caching problem again. I tried the null edits and the purging on one of the card's datapage and the article page, and also the list page. No bueno. Aegonostic (talk) 18:13, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Cargo doesn't seem to be picking up the pages' categories in its _pageData, and I'm not having any luck figuring out why at the moment. I might have to ask for a rebuild to be run on that table, which might affect results across the wiki while it's running. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 19:35, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Also, this page is missing all cards from its list(s), if it helps: Start of Game (e.g. Baku the Mooneater, Genn Greymane, etc.) Aegonostic (talk) 03:12, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, it seems there are 241 pages which do not have their categories listed in the _pageData table. I've logged a ticket with the platform team, as I'm more or less at a loss for a resolution. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 18:45, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
It looks like this particular problem is resolved. I see another issue that might affect some cards with redirects, but I should be able to fix that one myself. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 23:00, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I think these problems are resolved now, at least for the time being. >.> oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 23:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Some weirdness is going on with {{Card}} and {{Card infobox}} in that even though the card datapages exist, the images don't go through to display through the aforementioned templates on the article page. See here: Talk:Buried_Finley. I tried purging and null-edits, but no effect. Aegonostic (talk) 18:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Some funny stuff is going on with Data:Cards/First_Wish(92182), it shows First Wish listed three times as a card content page on its datapage. I tried null edits + purging. Also, if you hover over the wikilink of First Wish, you don't get its card image. Aegonostic (talk) 06:44, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Looks like the ye olde delete/restore trick has resolved the issue. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 11:33, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Lua error[edit source]

Could you fix a lua error here? 00:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC). Page Triggered effect contains many lua errors. 00:59, 22 September 2019 (UTC).

It should be corrected now. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 07:16, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Trying to create {{Notelist}}[edit source]

I'm trying to make {{notelist}} and {{efn}}, but the ability to use reference groups and alternate list-styles seems disabled in the Cite extension, as well as it feels like something funky is going on, not sure. Can you help enable areas so that making a notelist is possible? (example of problem is seen visually in my sandbox: User:Aegonostic/Sandbox7) Thanks. Aegonostic (talk) 07:49, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Cite has no documented configuration settings. I'm pretty sure, at a glance, this has to do with custom styling added on top of Cite, especially given these are templates and not parser functions or tags. Which means I should be able to copy styles over easily enough, but I need to know where to look for them. Are you using a particular wiki as a source? oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 11:26, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Hm, so I'm using the main English Wikipedia for the code for {{notelist}} and {{efn}}. Notelist here and Efn here. The implementation of the code works on that wiki, but it doesn't work on this wiki. So if this wiki is using custom styling added onto the Cite extension, I'm not sure but I'm thinking you're referring to configuration settings like the one given in this link here, where it says:
"[Grouped references] may be disabled by $wgAllowCiteGroups = false;"
You can try enabling that and setting that to "true" to enable "grouped references" I think. Aegonostic (talk) 19:06, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
The grouping doesn't appear to be disabled. See User:OOeyes/Cite test. I have no access to the setting, anyway, and can't imagine why we'd change the default true for that anyway. I think you're mistaking the grouping feature for the list style type? It looks to me like this doesn't lie in the Cite extension but in wikipedia:Template:Reflist. Note in the template's source where it's adding list-style-tyoe to the style attribute of a div surrounding the references. That's where the magic is happening. The sole link between the list styles and grouping is the use of the group template parameter for both things. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 23:05, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Yea I got a bit confused and thought the CSS "list-style-type" was within the Cite extension, thanks for clearing that up. But I still don't know why this wiki isn't able to utilize the "liststyle" template parameter for in a normal reflist template such as {{Reflist tester}}. This is pretty unimportant, but it's really weird. :(
The problem is here if you want to take a look: User:Aegonostic/Sandbox8, but you don't have to Aegonostic (talk) 06:38, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
It looks like help from an admin was unavoidable. With another trip down the rabbit hole, I found this small bit of CSS needed to be added to prevent Cite from overriding the indicated style:
div.reflist ol.references {
  list-style-type: inherit;  /* Enable custom list style types */
It's now in MediaWiki:Common.css. That only fixed the lists, though. I eventually found I had to add pages like MediaWiki:Cite link label group-lower-alpha for the inline links to properly work for each group. So there is indeed a Cite extension feature that needs to be used, but we gotta bring our own labels. -_- oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 09:18, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah, cool, gracias. :) I just did a quick google search on that mediawiki page, putting it here for reference for future reading: Help:Cite_link_labels. Thanks for the fix. Aegonostic (talk) 16:16, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Update home page[edit source]

Hey admins, could you update the Outdated home page for mobile ? Minhngoc25a (talk) 03:45, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Oops. *facepalms* Alright, updated. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 18:15, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Card infobox for Battlegrounds[edit source]

I'm not sure what to do with the Battlegrounds cards. What I've found so far is that, in this mode, old cards like Voidwalker are still used and add a new feature, which is Tier. Triple version of these cards are separated though.

Do you have any idea or plan for Template:Card infobox featuring Battlegrounds? This is my idea; however I think it's up to you to decide the outcome. Use25 (talk) 16:18, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

I think it might be best to get opinions on Project talk:Community portal before I do anything with the template. This is also going to be much easier if we don't need to display this information in the automated tables or lists. If we do, I'll need to plan on doing it when the wiki is less busy as those will likely be disrupted for hours after I make the changes. oOeyes User-OOeyes-Sig.png 23:47, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
So whatever we end up doing, I feel like there should be two things: (1) hovercards for Battlegrounds card wikilinks should display the Battlegrounds card image and not the normal image (maybe, not sure), and (2) a template like {{Card}} should display the Battlegrounds card image when specified. The official site lists these cards as being from the set "Battlegrounds".
Some other notes are that the hidden mana cost of Battlegrounds cards is still relevant for things like Effigy, and also cards like the token Tier 1 Robosaur from Mechano-Egg still costs 8 mana, so these are things to keep in mind, alongside the fact that there are also the golden versions of Battlegrounds cards. I feel like a separate card infobox for these Battlegrounds cards, golden cards, and token cards is a good idea, separating them from their collectible normal version article page, so I would feel like the appropriate thing is to make separate pages for these Battleground cards.
Of course, as well, these Battlegrounds cards should not appear in any Standard format / Wild format card list or table.
These are just my opinions though, I would like more people to chime in on whether these cards deserve separate pages. Aegonostic (talk) 00:43, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
We can create pages like Voidwalker (Battlegrounds) and Annihilan Battlemaster (Battlegrounds) for every Battlegrounds card, and refer to the normal card image (if there is one) in a section like "Normal version" or "Collectible version". Since Battlegrounds cards are so different, they should have their own article. Aegonostic (talk) 23:44, 16 November 2019 (UTC)