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Hi RockJockey, thank-you for your many good-faith edits. Some of your edits significantly change a class, such as here and here. Please could you leave an explanatory edit summary for these non-minor changes? Thanks! Marasmusine (talk) 01:50, 28 May 2014 (MDT)
On your talk page you should move Phoenix to 'classes i have worked on', as it was not originated with you. Same with Gun Mage, Hybrid Elite-Turbo, Gambler, Cullinomancer, Firelord, Draconic Champion, Lord of Power, and God of War. Marking them with (adopted) or (contributed to) would be appropriate. Its just a measure of curtesy to origianl authors. :) --Elohim (talk) 17:01, 30 July 2014 (MDT)
- ==Well, in my defence...==
Your observations are correct, that I did not originally "create" the prestige classes. However, each of those classes you listed, each of them have been drastically changed by me to the point where the 'original' class abilities no longer exist. If the original authors were to look at them, they would not recognize them. Most in fact were simply skeletons of classes, with very little flavor or abilities that did not mesh or function. Many were overpowered, and I toned them down.
I have hopefully changed them all for the better. I claim each of those prestige classes as my original idea because of the amount of work I have put into each to make them viable, usable, and flavorful. And that is why I consider them my creations.
- No need for a "defense", my statement wasn't an attack on you. I was just suggesting an "adopted" tag be used. That you acknowledge that, while not being the original author, you have made the class your own. The idea of the wiki (imo) is cooperation to make better gaming materials, one should always expect others to weigh in on what they think could be better about any article. I, personally, consider it a matter of courteous protocol to give authorship where it originated, even if I have changed a class in a large degree, in the same manner I would always make suggestions on the article's talk page in leiu of just jumping in. I know my protocol isn't shared by everyone, but its how I feel. I always consider how I would feel if I created an article and came back after some time to find it drastically changed or claimed by another. Anywho, just wanted to assure you that I wasn't trying to accuse you of plagiarism or copyright infringement or whatever. :) --Elohim (talk) 16:33, 31 July 2014 (MDT)
- Thank you for your polite response. I agree with some of your philosophy, I would find it distasteful if someone went around editing my sweat-n-blood articles without discussing the changes first. Even so, most of the articles I have worked on are bare bones and have been left untouched for years at a time, and I doubt the original authors will contest their ownership. I wish you good luck and a good farewell, happy editing.
- With articles that well should have various improving, reviewing, and removing templates attached to them it is fine to not make a variant of the original idea, since even the history page will keep all the edits in its domain. For pages that the idea is going to be changed to a different style, etc then yes, a new adopted page would be in accordance. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:02, 1 August 2014 (MDT)
Do you do 5e? If you do, Could you make a 5e version of Idiot Hero? --Redrum 13:42, 3 November 2018 (MDT)
I don't do 5e yet. Sorry mate. If you wish, you can create your own 5e version and simply update it.
If I would do it, I would make it a twisted version of the Folk Hero background. --Redrum 17:34, 21 November 2018 (MST)