I've only just noticed this, but did we decide if we wanted to do a DDL option as well? (we could just upload it on rapid share/mega upload) ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 19:17, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

DDL? not sure what that means. =/ ··· Danny Does Drugs 15:14, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
direct download. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 16:01, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
up to you. I wouldn't care about seeing it as one. Problem is, I'm not sure if I'll be able to host an FTP myself, and Rapidshare/Megaupload have daily limits per IP address. Also, just so you all know, I'll have my spare computer sometime after July 11th. I don't have any time to get back to my mom's until then. Yay living in a shitty apartment 4 hours away! ··· Danny Does Drugs 16:11, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't seen and inherent problem with Megaupload/rapid share limiting the download per IP (given jsut about every user has a different IP obv.), not to mention if you look around you can find ways of getting around that. > July 11th is fine with me, we still need to actually make the Build packs (and there's still the monthly skill update for July which will occur (probably) July 9th so builds will change by then =p). ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 16:46, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
It should come on the 2nd (first thursday), but then again, I would be suprised if it came out on the 16th or 23rd. --Frosty Mc Admin 17:04, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
typically if the first Thursday is near the start of the month (probably 1st to 3rd) then they release it the second Thursday instead. I believe Linsey has started doing the monthly maintenance now so we'll see =p (with aid from Izzy on last months). ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 11:20, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

are we done with the vetting restructure? if so, will get started on this when I can be assed to do so, which will probably be sometime this-next week. My Soles Are Bad 14:13, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

yeah. that should be fine. I'm just wondering how we're going to handle submissions. i'm also wondering about the download method - right now, i'd imagine either isohunt or mininova would work fine. ··· Danny-sig.png 17:04, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
I was thinking we could save all the builds and name them properly, then go from there with making packs. we could make the "full" set available on here at first, which would make it simple for people to make packs according to whats needed. Since the real work is saving them all, that seems like the best way to encourage easy pack making as desired. My Soles Are Bad 17:30, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
wat. that didn't make sense. wtb rephrase. ··· Danny-sig.png 17:36, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
he said get C+P the templates and save them as a properly named .txt file. Then upload them onto the site and allow people to "create" their own packs. Unfortunately we have noway of enabling people to create their own packs on the wiki. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:50, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
well, we wouldn't need to name them, really. saving via the download link does it for you. as for the second point, that'd be nice, but yeah. no dice. ··· Danny-sig.png 19:46, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually the download button doesn't always work iirc (or the templates don't save properly i'm not to sure on this point). As for the names, (ignoring the first point about downloading/saving it in the first place) the file is named after the page, unless otherwise told, so while you're alright with individual builds, pages with multiple builds (e.g. team builds) will all be called the same thing. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 20:12, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
The download button fails to actually create a loadable build in the game's system most of the time, so you need to copypasta the build into game, and save it in game in order for it load properly. Also, was thinking for team builds: you can use folders to organize builds by creating them out of game, so maybe put team builds in a folder, with each build named seperately? This is an old pack I had created before we did the vetting restructure, but it's an example of how I was thinking of saving things, simple enough and organized. My Soles Are Bad 00:48, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
I figure if we just organize by class in each area, then organize those by both area and class again (2 separate packs), then organize by PvP and PvE, it should be simple enough. Also, afaik, if you just copypaste into notepad and save as a .txt, it should load fine in Guild Wars. The only ones that will not work are Any/X builds because Guild Wars doesn't recognize an empty primary class. ··· Danny-sig.png 17:21, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Haha, some of this needs to be changed, because....well, we did it differently. (that is, if I'm reading the page correctly). Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:09, 16 November 2009

Yeah, I'm working on that :P. Definitely needs to be policy though. I'll get a news post up soon too. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 21:14, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
We will need to link these in other places as well (to be more available). I'm thinking maybe main page, but definitely in their respective sections. Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:45, 16 November 2009

Ty all, this makes everything easier :> Novii 21:46, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

I would like to thank you for thanking the participants of this project. Most of the time, any actual effort around this place is extremely rewardless. :> ··· Danny Pew Pew 21:50, November 16, 2009 (UTC)
^ Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:55, 16 November 2009
Yay, this is awesome! makes downloading the templates worth it! thanks alot. 16:35, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

A bit confused

Hey guys. I've been following the progress of these builds packs but I'm still a little confused as to what they will do. The main part I'm having trouble understanding is the bold part I'm going to highlight: "A Build Pack is simply a collection of Build template codes to be made available for download." What does that mean? Can't I just copy and paste the codes into GW already and do it like that? Or am I just terribly missing the point? Any help would be nice! --AngelusEvertonangelus.gif 18:03, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

you can just C+P, but some people want to have say all the Good or Great builds in a given area (e.g. Farming). So instead of having to copy and paste a bajilion template codes into GW and save each one, we've made these packs which you just copy into your templates folder, so you have all said builds with only having to download a simple .zip file =). ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:05, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
ah ok, and then they just appear in my little template thingy the next time i log onto guildwars? do i have a choice in what i name each build or no? --AngelusEvertonangelus.gif 18:09, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
yeh that's the idea. As for naming you can rename them, but you have to do it manually (just find the template (the packs are fairly organised) and rename it to what you want). ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:15, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
ok, thanks phen --AngelusEvertonangelus.gif 18:25, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Keeping the Build Packs Updated

Ok, we're finally finished with the build packs. So, now we have to keep them updated (at least until we get Danny's server). How do we want to do this? Should it be a "PvXwiki" page for people to alert us to outdated build packs, or should it just be something that I try to get people to help out with? Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 20:54, 22 November 2009

An easily accessible page where to post the current build template. Mainbars aren't changed very much on the most important builds, so maybe you can get somewhat easily off. ---Chaos- (talk) -- 20:57, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
What? Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:00, 22 November 2009
In the end only the three-legged survive. ---Chaos- (talk) -- 21:10, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
Crazy Fins. I r confuzed nao. Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:12, 22 November 2009
Sanity is for the weak.
Briefly: just make a page where you post the new template for outdated builds. I don't think people will necessarily update the page, though, but I really hate the idea of having to go through every single build once a month. ---Chaos- (talk) -- 21:14, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
^ that's the idea. But the question I'm asking is whether or not it should be an official PvX page or just a userspace page. Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:24, 22 November 2009
PvX namespace brings more attention. ---Chaos- (talk) -- 21:25, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
^ good point. Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 21:28, 22 November 2009
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