Apex Legends Wiki:Style guide

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This article aims to provide a style guide for all articles in the Apex Legends Wiki to follow. Although Wikipedia already provides a more general style guide, this article provides one for Apex Legends Wiki-specific guidelines.

There are often disputes over which style rule or formatting to use so an official style guide helps resolve these disputes and to reaching a consensus.

Notability

Articles are only allowed in the main namespace if they fit the following criteria, otherwise they may be deleted without prior notice.

  1. Articles must contain enough information to warrant a full page. If they do not have enough content, they should be merged with other similar articles.
  2. Articles must pertain directly to Apex Legends in some way.

Datamined content

  • Datamined Legend or weapon articles may be created, provided they (a) aren't linked to any articles that contain released content and (b) the {{DataminingNotice}} tag is displayed at the start of the article.

Redirects

Redirects are exempted from the notability guidelines, but must lead to articles that fit the guidelines. Redirects can be created if they are the following:

  1. An Alternate spelling of the title.
    1. Incorrect spellings, typos, and irregular formatting are not allowed.
  2. An Alternate or shortened name, provided the name is common usage. Previous in-game names are also allowed.
  3. A Previous article title.
  4. An Alternate capitalization or form, including changing the title to plural case.
  5. A part of a merged or multi-topic article, such as Gear or Regen.

Redirects in the user namespace may lead anywhere, except to an article that does not exist or another redirect.

Writing

Spelling

  • Articles on the wiki should use American English unless the in-game name or text is in any other variant of English.
  • Romanization
    • Romanization of Korean text should follow the Revised Romanization of Korean with the exception of names (eg. Tae Joon Park instead of using Tae Jun Park).

Presentation

Skins

The images of the skins shown in the gallery are cropped according to a set of guidelines to ensure consistency among them.

  • The images are taken from the armory.
    • A legend's pose and orientation may be different from the armory default, please refer to the Legend's skin section for references.
    • Weapons are always oriented sideways with the barrel facing the left side.
    • Charms are on their default orientation. If possible, use the VK-47 Flatline as the gun the charm is on.
  • The cropping coordinates assume the uncropped images' resolution is 1920x1980.

Voice lines

Each Legend article has their own voice line page, to facilitate better presentation of the voice lines, they are divided into the following tabs:

  • Character Select: The voice lines said on legend selection.
  • Intro: Voice lines when the champion is introduced.
  • Kill: Voice lines when you are eliminated.
  • Gameplay: Voice lines that play passively.
    • This excludes voice lines from Pings, your own abilities or those activated due to an enemy's ability and voicelines about the ring and arena status.
  • Arena Status: Voice lines that play to remind you of the status of the match. Examples of this are the announcement of a new Kill Leader or the arrival of a Care Package.
  • Ring Status: Voice lines that play to remind you of the status and distance of the ring.
  • Pings: Voice lines from Pings. These include item pings and the You're Welcome and Thank You pings.
  • Abilities: Ability based voice lines. These include voice lines that get activated due to an enemy's ability,
  • Lobby: Voice lines from any part of the lobby. These include the Voice lines that play when ranking up or down on Ranked Leagues.
  • Unused: Unused voice lines. Use {{DataminingNotice}} before the start of this tab.
Additional Guidelines
  • If unlockable, use the rarity templates (eg. {{Rare}} for Rare tier voice lines).
  • Voice lines in languages other than English should use the {{texttip}} template for the relevant romanization and/or translation to English. (eg. {{Texttip|끝내버리자.|Kkeutnae beolija. / Let's finish this.}} to display 끝내버리자.)
  • Conditional banter should be relocated to their respective sections but the legend the voice line is for should be indicated and be enclosed in square brackets before the actual voice line. (eg. [to [[Revenant]]] "I don't care." to display "[to Revenant] "I don't care."")