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This thread was archived on 17 January 2014 by Haidro.

It was pointed out in a thread that Cook made on reddit to get feedback on the wiki, that there is some dissatisfaction over the way we do shield images currently.

Do something about equipped images of shields, most of them are crap. Consider taking them while the shields are sheathed, or some sort of a side-view. EoC changed how shields are held so the 3/4 view doesn't show them properly.

This is a pretty clear request that we do something about shield images. So time to get opinions. Not doing anything is not an option!

The options:

  1. Replace current shield images with only the shield equipped, sheathed. Example
  2. Replace current shield images with only the shield equipped, side-on.Example

Please comment as to which you would prefer to be the new standard for shield equipped images.

Addendum: Susan pointed out that sometimes weapons are included in set images, such as File:Zuriel's equipment equipped.png and File:Morrigan's equipment equipped.png. Should we require a change to this also, due to the fact that it's not possible to get a good angle on both the weapon and the armour?


Comment - I would prefer the first option, back-sheathed shields. Small recharge gem AnselaJonla Slayer-icon 06:18, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Not too supportive about sheathed shields. Not too sure about the "only the shield equipped" part though; you did the Primal kiteshield image which I would prefer if we're changing this. In a nutshell I say no to sheathed images. -- Spined helm SpineTalkBook of knowledge 06:24, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

I'd prefer the shield only, tbh, no matter which angle is preferred. In that image, as an example, the shield seems to blend too much into the armour. Small recharge gem AnselaJonla Slayer-icon 06:27, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - No sheathed images! Having shields with the set in an image is stupid, because the shield obscures the armour and the angle doesn't even show the shield. Just do side views of the shield and only the shield. Like File:Dragonfire shield equipped.png. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 07:31, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - How exactly will we take an image of the shield sheathed? From the back? That's why we have DIIs. Side-ons are much better, and the shield separate is probably preferable so we don't have to worry about cutting anything out. Haidro (talk) 08:22, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - Per all Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 10:01, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - Per Fwse1. Ozank Cx 12:52, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - The shield is fine being shown unsheathed, if you wished to look at it more clearly we have dii's of them to have the full view. Abyssal vine whip TonyBest100 Bandos chestplate 13:38, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - Side-view looks the best here. And yeah, no other items should be equipped. 5-x Talk 15:32, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - Sheathed looks ugly. -- Megadog14Talk 20:31, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - RS:NOT#TURTLE User:Jr Mime/Signature 00:54, December 31, 2013 (UTC)

Support 2 - It just looks ncier. User:TyA/sig 05:19, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

Support 2/Comment - I support number 2, and would also like to add that this should also apply to other things like weapons. Just check the Aurora armour page for what I mean. --Jlun2 (talk) 09:54, January 5, 2014 (UTC)

Comment addendum - weapons should never, imo, be included with armour sets, for the same reason that shields shouldn't; the 3/4 angle needed to show any decent amount of the weapon just looks bad. Small recharge gem AnselaJonla Slayer-icon 12:13, January 8, 2014 (UTC)

Comment addendum it depends on the armour I guess. File:Virtus armour equipped.png looks great with the wand and book, although the same can't be said if we did it for death lotus including mainhand and offhand dart due to the feathering and such being cut off from the image. Ozank Cx 12:42, January 8, 2014 (UTC)

Closed - Images of shields will now be separate, without any armour equipped. They will be taken with the shield unsheathed (by the player's side) and not sheathed (on the player's back). Regarding weapons, common sense should be used to whether armour can be included or not. As Ozzy pointed out, File:Virtus armour equipped.png does look fine with both a weapon and a shield, but the weapon+shield should not be included if any gear is cut off in the image. Haidro (talk) 12:29, January 17, 2014 (UTC)

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