Hi there, I just wanted to say thanks in advance for looking into the Vampire Night Perfect Guide to see if there were any credits listed in it. Speaking of which, would you by chance be willing to upload scans of the guide to it's page? If not then I'll understand, I was just a little curious to see if it featured any more details regarding the characters, lore and setting since the in-game Hunter's Files are a bit lax on the details.
Hi! It's on my to-do list, but unfortunately I've been preoccupied with polishing up other areas of the wiki. Remakes of the first two House of the Dead games are confirmed to exist, so priority has mainly been on the main House of the Dead series overall.
Rather than scanning the entire guide, I'll focus mainly on any artwork or other images. I did scan Vampire Night's route map, which is viewable in the branching paths page. For textual information, I've thought about implementing a system like on Resident Evil Wiki's, where we can cite Japanese game guide excerpts.
I discussed the excerpts idea with fellow admin SanatanaSociety, and have brought it up in the wiki discussion channel on the House of the Dead Discord server for feedback. Speaking of the server...we also have a Vampire Night channel where I've posted some page pictures using my phone. Feel free to join if you'd like to check it out!
TL;DR - The scans and guidebook information will come, but not right now.
That's great to hear, I'm looking forward to whenever you're able to get around to it, I think that implementing texutal excerpts for the guides to the wiki sounds like a great idea. I'll be sure to check the Discord server too, thanks a lot for the reply.
I'm sure most of here could agree that The House of the Dead movie is perhaps the worst film adaptation of an arcade game. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, even if you had the most competent filmmakers and studio, I don’t think The House of the Dead would actually work as a movie. Aside from ensuring that you got all the stages with all the boss fights, you would also have to set aside some time for the necessary character and story development for an adaptation, and the resulting film would just end up way too cluttered and convoluted.
However, I did think about another form of media: a TV mini-series, like on HBO or Paramount. Think about it, each of the games has a series of chapters (the game’s stages), which could work almost like episodes of a TV series. Furthermore, if you focus on one episode (chapter), you can set aside enough time for character arcs and beefing up the story. I think it could be fantastic!
What about you? Do you think it might work better as a mini-series? What about the other admins?
Welcome to the wiki! I personally agree that it'd would be easier adapting them into a TV series on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Could make it less of a challenge to develop characters and plotlines (the main series overall has vague and at times inconsistent plotlines, probably because they were made for arcades first).
I brought up your idea in the House of the Dead Discord server, which is attached to this wiki. My fellow admin, SanatanaSociety, just responded to it with her opinion. For faster responses in regards to this, I'd recommend you to join the server and the discussion (it's also a place where wiki-related chat occurs as well)!
1. We currently don't--I think that'd be a cool addition, particularly in regards to the original House of the Dead's prototype. However, I'd have to discuss this with San as there's lots to cover, and we've been working on other pages currently.
Not to mention, the unused content stuff would have to fit in somehow with the wiki's current organization.
2. I know I do! I try to contribute every day. This wiki means a lot to me and I want it looking better and better.
3. My favorite House of the Dead game is House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.
Hi there, Multibrawlr! I'm SlyCooperFan1 (call me Sly!) and I'll be serving as your new Wiki Manager since Technobliterator is no longer able to continue his position.
I see that Techno was able to help out the wiki with the wanted pages clutter, so if there's anything still left over from that I can certainly continue to help. Otherwise, I'm here if you need any other assistance :)
Hey, I understand. Thanks for your contributions here and best of wishes!
I do hope we'll get a new Wiki Manager -- The Wiki of the Dead would really benefit from that! If you're ever able to pass along word about this wiki to others, it'd be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I'll gladly wait, and if need be I'll message JoePlay about the possibility of being assigned another Wiki Manager.
The main page is actually one of the better ones I've seen. You did a great job.
As far as ways to improve it, I would say the blogs list isn't necessary on the main page. This is because 99.8% of all readers are not editors, and so the blogs com across as fairly editor-centric. You don't have to remove them entirely, but I'd consider making that section smaller and putting it on the right rail. You can probably move the featured image to the right rail as well to make better use of space, and also put the Discord server there.
Awesome! I've made the changes you suggested, and I think the main page looks better.
Another thing I wanted to ask you about--we have a quote template used throughout the wiki. What code would be needed to make the quotation marks larger and be colored (I've noticed this on other wikis)?
One thing I've noticed though is that a comma keeps appearing between the attributor (whoever is saying the quote) and the source. You can see this in Caleb Goldman's page, for example.
Is the comma meant to be a space between the attributor and the source? When there is no source (example here ), the comma is still there and to me looks incorrect (reads "--Marquee," but I believe it should be "--Marquee").
Hey man! I'm just stopping by to wish you a congratulations for the promotion! I know I've said it all already on the Discord, but there's no such thing as too much praise. :) Keep up the wonderful work.