Difference between revisions of "Bulbapedia talk:Project TCG"

:::A timeframe is necessary so readers not already familiar with the meta of the time have a reference for what is and isn't usable at the time. For the Base Set it isn't paramount since there weren't any previous cards, but for future formats it's very important. There are even cards that only saw significant usage when they were in the Expanded format and a synergy card was introduced later. A thing I forgot to mention, these sections should entirely be in the past tense given that we're talking about the past; Hitmonchan certainly doesn't have the highest single Energy attack nowadays. And avoid using "you" or referring directly to the reader in other ways.
:::Separating the overview and history is fine but the other three sections need to be merged into overview. <small>[[User:Glik|glik]]</small><sup>[[User talk:Glik|glak]]</sup> 23:24, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
::::Okay, I think I just misunderstood what you meant by timeframe, I definitely agree with that being needed. I thought you meant to put the breakdown of the history first, and made the "Overview" and "Competitive History" sections as a compromise out of that misunderstanding. I've now reverted it back, and added at the beginning what I believe it is you wanted.
::::I intentionally wrote most everything in present tense because these formats are still perfectly playable, and have active fan communities still playing them today, and reserved the past tense for things describing the historical development of the format. This will be even more of an important distinction later as some cards were mostly ignored in their time, but in modern play have been discovered to be really strong. But I also understand if you insist on it being past tense, I just think it sounds weird when talking in past tense about interactions that still are correct today. [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SJX7rEhDR5hO6O3Xm6zCwNsqO_0uH-mqx817ElfLTKI/edit?usp=sharing I have updated the draft for hopefully the final time], and if this is up to your standards, then I'll apply everything we've talked about to all future edits I make for this project. [[User:Alice Voltaire|Alice Voltaire]] ([[User talk:Alice Voltaire|talk]]) 03:20, 1 June 2021 (UTC)