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You still like her after she needlessly let Maul out, a cold-blooded killer, and jested him to go create evil acts of chaos, and he killed clones. She didn't need to release him, she could've took the moutpiece off or spoken to him telepathically. She obviously is a hybristophiliac. The blood of everyone he kills is on her hands. She's despicable.
"Needlessly let Maul out"? She was severely outnumbered and could use all the help she could get to save her friend, Rex. Maul served his purpose and Rex was freed from Order 66. Given the dire situation at hand, (i.e. an entire regime gunning for her demise) Ahsoka did absolutely nothing wrong and was acting in the best interests of herself and Rex. She is far from despicable.
It's not my problem that your feelings were hurt because I attacked your favorite character. She's evil in her heart, time to find a different favorite, try someone like Kit Fisto; heroic, skillful, and intelligent. Not some tramp you'll find in a back alley.
To be honest, I think you guys are doing a great job. Perhaps giving the main page a fresh coat of paint might be a good idea? Just to give users something fresh to look at is all.
Even with the main page, all the key elements are there but perhaps the order could even just be rejigged to help it feel fresher. Fandom's Main Page guidelines might be a useful tool too. They offer some great guidelines as to how to make main pages effective with regards to search engines and reader experience.
A great example is that of Bachelor Nation Wiki. You can see there they start the main page off with a lede section describing the topic and the wiki, going into graphical navigation for users.
Sorry for the longer response, hopefully this is helpful. I'm more than happy to help with the design process more, just wanted to give some initial advice first. :)
With a release date, hopefully we'll get closer to the rest of the episode names and have the whole season mapped out in the wiki. But it IS on Disney+, which won't of course have a broadcast schedule. Not to mention whether StarWars.com will still do episode guides for this season, so we may just take it as it comes. I'll of course be helping out with whichever areas still need attention. It'll be nice to be editing new episode articles again!
Absolutely! I'm assuming they'll carry on doing it on a weekly basis as they did with the Mandalorian. Hopefully StarWars.com do some sort of episode guide and I have a feeling they might do something like that given the popularity of the show. I'll be around too if I can help with anything! :)
Let's not go with "tons of screenshots," just so we don't end up with cluttered galleries. I'd advise adding images from the trailer only as we have specific places for them and go from there. I've already added a few to existing articles, and we can add more as pages are created and expanded.
Great background work, Dracarys! Let me take a look at the main page and perhaps draw up a draft version for you to look at. Most of it would be just moving around what you already have and adding some more graphics on there. Stay tuned! :D
Hey! You may have seen my edits so far to it on Recent Changes at User:Spongebob456/Main page draft. Feel free to paste the code into the main page and preview the edit (but don't save yet!).
My next steps include changing the headers to use a Clone Wars style font plus editing the portal bit with links to episodes, planets etc. Just want to get the components in place before adding any CSS.
Please let me know what you think and I can change/add things. :D
I love it! Updating the headers' font sounds like an excellent idea. I'm all on board. Let's see what Bane thinks.
Edit: The only thing I would alter is changing the phrase "go-place" to "go-to place" in the fourth paragraph under the "Welcome to the Clone Wars Wiki" header, but it's so minor and was probably unintentional. Again, awesome work on the whole!
I forgot this was happening and casually opened the main page this morning. What I saw absolutely blew me away! Seriously digging the new design! I didn't think I'd see the wiki looking so clean and crisp, and I couldn't be happier with it! Thank you both so much for your hard work on this! I'll be helping more with the fine tuning of articles in the coming weeks and I'll be sure to let you know of any suggestions I have. For the time being, absolutely stunning work!
Awesome! So happy you like it. The fine tuning of articles is a great step as you want quality to be high come release.
Do you both have Disney+? Not long now until the premiere. It's going to get busy updating articles with new content. Been working with Dracarys over at Resistance and it would also be good to post episode Discussions once episodes air etc. :)
Oh right, I heard about that whole late release in the UK. And I thought getting it a week after the US was too long a wait. It won't be long now until we're all enjoying the final episodes of our beloved series :)
Pages for cast and crew members has been on my to-do list for forever now, so yes, absolutely let's get on that!
And seriously, thank you both for all your work lately! This wiki is getting to a point in navigation and quality that would never have been possible with me alone. I really appreciate all the work you've put into this site and the end result has blown me away! :) Thank you both!
I still edit on Wookieepedia from time to time, but mostly minor edits and formatting stuff when and where I see things to fix. I save my bigger edits for this wiki so that I don't end up writing the identical articles to Wookieepedia. Part of it is also because I have a little more freedom on this wiki from Wookieepedia's tightly wound policies. Granted, you don't become the world's most comprehensive Star Wars database by being lax with rules and organization, but I digress.
More recently I've taken a step back from Fandom in general to focus on real-life projects, so this wiki garners most of my attention when I do edit. Besides, a smaller community makes it feel more cozy. :D
Bane7670 wrote: I still edit on Wookieepedia from time to time, but mostly minor edits and formatting stuff when and where I see things to fix. I save my bigger edits for this wiki so that I don't end up writing the identical articles to Wookieepedia. Part of it is also because I have a little more freedom on this wiki from Wookieepedia's tightly wound policies. Granted, you don't become the world's most comprehensive Star Wars database by being lax with rules and organization, but I digress.
More recently I've taken a step back from Fandom in general to focus on real-life projects, so this wiki garners most of my attention when I do edit. Besides, a smaller community makes it feel more cozy. :D
TBH i never really like them in the first place and found their strictness to be harsh and unnecessary.
So, quick update, looks like StarWars.com is indeed doing episode guides again on the Monday after each episode comes out. That'll give us a good few extras and references for our articles. Here's hoping they're still doing Trivia guides for each one (my personal favorite). :D
With Clone Wars airing right now and a Rebels sequel TV series on the cards, I've been thinking of things we can do with the wikis going forward.
It's well documented all three shows tie-in to one another, with Kanan Jarrus appearing in both Rebels and Clone Wars, with Ahsoka Tano being a (great!) high profile connection.
With that in mind, here's my question:
How would you feel merging all 3 wikis into one Star Wars Animation Wiki?
That would drastically reduce content duplication and would make it really easy to cover content that crosses over between the shows. Many of you edit across all 3 wikis too.
What do you think? No decisions need to be made right now, just judging general opinions. It's a really exciting time for Star Wars animation - just wanting to find ways to document it to its full potential! :)
I'll say it upfront: I would personally be against it. The scope of Star Wars Rebels expanded so far beyond its Clone Wars tie-ins, especially with a sequel series in the works, that I think it stands enough on its own to warrant its own wiki. Unlike Resistance, which flopped after its first season and limped the rest of the way through its prematurely ordered second. That show was simply a swing-and-a-miss project that doesn't really fit the scope of either Clone Wars or Rebels. I doubt even their wiki gets much traffic nowadays and a merger would do little to change that.
I also feel like mashing all three wikis together would take away from these communities' focus on their respective eras, since most of their articles are written from an in-universe standpoint. In my opinion, they're better off independent of one another. Now, if a partnership between these communities was proposed as members of an overarching Star Wars Animation project, that I could get behind.
Following on from the excellent points brought forth by Bane, I'd like to mention that this wiki also houses articles for the 2003 microseries, Star Wars: Clone Wars. Should a Star Wars Animation Wiki come to fruition, how would we dictate what animated series to cover? The 2003 microseries has since been branded as Legends, and there are other series that exist under this banner, i.e. Star Wars: Droids and the Ewoks series.
The 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars series resides within both Legends and Canon, and other Canon animated projects have since been released, such as Star Wars Forces of Destiny and Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures. So, adding Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance into the equation, this new wiki would cover eight animated series, spanning the entirety of the Star Wars timeline wherein approximately half do not exist within the same continuity. If only Canon series were to be included in the merger, the strictly Legends articles on this wiki would be out of place.
Hi guys! Really great feedback, thanks for taking the time to post it.
I agree with you, Bane, in that Resistance is a slight outlier as it is much smaller in scope than CW and Rebels and perhaps wasn't as highly regarded as the others. I think though that's why I wasn't necessarily thinking of merging the wikis together just to help that wiki if that makes sense. It really was just an idea to give all three wikis more prominence on a unified project. Not Star Wars Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance Wiki rather Star Wars Animation Wiki.
That leads me on to Dracarys' concerns over Legends and Canon. That would be for you guys to decide should a merge go-ahead, but a Star Wars Animation Wiki could definitely cover everything Star Wars Animation, from the main 3 TV shows, Forces of Destiny, Galaxy of Adventures and perhaps even the Lego series. None of this goes to say you can't mark Legends content as Legends similar to how Wookieepedia does.
I think as well, a lot of the animated TV shows reference each other in some ways more than the movies. Ahsoka, for example, appears in Clone Wars, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, Lego shorts etc. Yoda appears in all of those too, plus Galaxy of Adventures. Of course Asajj Ventress appears in Clone Wars and the Lego shorts too. A lot of interconnecting goes on which would make wiki life easier.
So just to say, this is just an idea right now and it's great to have a conversation about it. With Wookieepedia being the 'big' Star Wars Wiki as it were, it would be great to find a way for the Star Wars animation wikis where they can have a far-reaching influence and also be fun projects to edit on. As I say too, while Rebels and Clone Wars may follow different paths in a way, they are very interconnected too I'd say.
That's another cool idea about affiliating the three (or more) wikis more closely and linking to each other for other content. What are your thoughts on that Dracarys? Wildfire? :)
I feel they should have added another tie-in scene to go along with this final season feel if they weren't going to put in the Organic Decimator scene. People said it was a bit dark the way the victim was killed in the deleted scene, but I thought the scene was no darker than when the Poletecs were gunned down during the actual battle. I guess in the brilliant animation now, with no darkness in the Poletec village, we would have seen a bit too clearly the whole deleted scene had it been included, but overall I still think they should have kept it. Regardless, I'm very pleased with how the final battle turned out in full animation. It's interesting how much the filler background sounds and music was changed. For example, the Poletecs' crustacean weapons no longer make that satisfying sound they had in the reels. I know that it's nit realistic to have the primitive weapons make such a futuristic sound, but I've watched the unfinished version of this so many times that it didn't sit well with me haha.
If you couldn't already tell, this has been my favorite episode of the Clone Wars series since I first saw it, among Eminence and The Lawless. I can't stress enough how awed I still am by the improved animation.
The finale to this arc is going to be amazing for sure. The animation has never looked better!
That cut scene has been controversial to some I think. I agree I wish they'd added in another scene just to make the episode a bit longer. With the season only being 12 episodes, even having an episode being five minutes shorter will be a letdown to some.
Onwards and upwards though - still nine more episodes to go! :)
For being the shortest episode in the series, I really enjoyed "On The Wings of Keeradaks," in no small part for seeing Echo in the action again! The episode felt a little empty without the test subject scene, especially since the audience doesn't really know the stakes of Wrecker escaping the organic decimator if they've never seen what the thing actually does. I mean yes, we've seen what it can do in the story reel episodes, but as I'm quickly learning from the latest reactions to this season, a sizable portion of the Clone Wars fanbase hasn't seen the story reels and are watching this arc for the first time. So they may not pick up on as many things like that as we do.
Even so, it was an awesome episode that kept moving and really brought out the bond between Rex and Echo. Looking forward to seeing the fully animated conclusion next week! Fingers crossed that they add in a scene where Echo reacts to Fives's death.
I do agree with the 'empty episode' feeling without the removed scenes, but I do think that in the finished episode, the removal of those scenes could be looked at both positively and negatively. On one hand, yes, those watching now did not get to see the Organic Decimator in action and therefore this supposedly dangerous weapon was reduced significantly in impact to a mere piece of technology to be destroyed by the clones. On the other hand, however, all the Decimator really did was relatively slowly kill organic beings one at a time, having to use all of its 'tentacles' to kill. By not having it tested on anything, the Decimator is more mysterious and the audience's imagination might take over to craft just how dangerous the weapon is.
If I was watching the episode for the first time and saw the Decimator, I would think that each of its electric tentacles could kill instantly, like those giant jellyfish creatures from the Mon Cala arc in Season 4, which would make for a much deadlier weapon than it was in the story reels. Regardless, a small device like that vaporizing/turning someone into powder was a great concept.
Hey everyone! So new episode today - let me know what you think!
I wanted to look at the collaboration between the animated wikis again, in particular, Bane's suggestion. This involved a closer affiliation between the 3 communities as part of a network or partnership.
I think it's a very good idea! What does everyone else think of that? It's possible the communities could be connected by a banner on each main page for example to show their connection, at least to begin with. We can explore other ideas later but I just wanted to get your thoughts on the project first. :) --Spongebob456talk 10:23, March 20, 2020 (UTC)
Excellent! Will just await Bane's thoughts and go from there. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts on what it would look like, please let me know! :) --Spongebob456talk 08:41, March 23, 2020 (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea to me! We used to have something like that, albeit less prominently displayed, on the main page.Let's see what it would look like when you have one drafted up and we'll go from there. As always, let me know if there's anything I can do to help that along! I trust you guys' judgement.
Literally, I think this is the most cinematic a Star Wars TV show has got. It felt like a movie. I'm hoping they release all four episodes stitched together into a movie as I would watch that 100 times over. Also special shout out to the animation which was spectacular! --Spongebob456talk 17:43, April 17, 2020 (UTC)
I'm almost certain a feature-length edit of these episodes is on its way, considering the differences in the episode's strucutre compared to all the rest, and I am absolutely here for it. I knew the Siege of Mandalore was going to be good, but these episodes really look like they could go down as the best in the series' history.
Absolutely! A lot of time and effort has clearly been put into them. It's awesome to see. Also fingers crossed for a physical release to go with my Blu-ray collection! --Spongebob456talk 18:16, April 17, 2020 (UTC)
That was an amazing episode! I might have to wait a while before my head stops spinning! I love the style they presented it in too. Gave it a cinematic vibe like I felt during the original Clone Wars film. Here's hoping they do what they did with the Nightsisters trilogy and release this arc edited together as a feature film!
Wow!! The season, and the show, has concluded and it nailed the finale. I was not expecting that epilogue either. What did you guys think?
This wiki saw a massive spike yesterday, well done! All down to your hard work. I started work on the affiliation footer and thought of something that could go into the right rail. What do you guys think?
I'm still shook by that finale. I don't know why I expected it to be anything other than tragic, but even so, I'm speechless. Started an episode discussion for anyone who can find the words back for that amazing conclusion!
As for the banner, it looks pretty good! I assume it would fit with this wiki's theme and color scheme, etc. That'd be a handy navigation tool across the communities, especially now that people will probably be looking for a hopeful storyline to continue after that ending...
Hey guys! Absolutely, the finale was brilliant. Great work on the episode discussion too.
For the banner, did you have any suggestions for it? Bane, I know you mentioned it fitting in and if you think it can fit in a bit more please let me know. Thanks guys! :D --Spongebob456talk 16:15, May 6, 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I think it may be better served on this wiki as it is more a Clone Wars spin-off. I think the success of this wiki could also drive popularity to those articles. It is a possibility to add the wiki to the right rail module of course. The issue is I suppose is how related it is to Clone Wars. --Spongebob456talk
No worries at all! I can tell you now I will be watching the S7 Bad Batch arc tonight so all good. Until we know more, I would recommend adding the content to this wiki while the news is fresh as users will be drawn here. Then, maybe after 2 days, you can either move it to the other wiki or keep it here. The other wiki can stay open for now, no worries. :) --Spongebob456talk
Awesome!! There's an arc that deserves a spinoff! I'm relieved to see that it's taking place post-Clone Wars too. "Victory and Death" felt like a good closer for the era for now. Plus, I was already super curious to see what happened to Echo after the war! (No joke, I recently had a dream that a new movie was released showing the Bad Batch during the Empire, but that's neither here nor there.) I can hardly wait!
As for the wiki, I'm good either way. This seems like a good chance to keep this wiki alive and expand on the articles we already have, as the Rebels wiki is planning to do with the upcoming sequel series. I can go ahead and make a page for that series on here, if that sounds good!
Since we're dealing with three television series spanning multiple seasons, I was wanting your opinions on how we should go about season page names and category names. Options I'm thinking of are either:
Season 1 (Clone Wars) / Season 1 (The Clone Wars) / Season 1 (The Bad Batch)
Clone Wars: Season 1 / The Clone Wars: Season 1 / The Bad Batch: Season 1
Episodes (Clone Wars) / Episodes (The Clone Wars) / Episodes (The Bad Batch)
Clone Wars Episodes / The Clone Wars Episodes / The Bad Batch Episodes
These options could also include the "Star Wars:" title as well. What looks the most appealing to you guys? If you have any other options, your input is most welcome and I look forward to it.
Edit: I'm leaning more towards Star Wars: (title): Season 1 and Star Wars: (title) Episodes.
Hey! How's it going? Are you ready for Disney+ in 10 days time? A lot of Star Wars on there! One thing I was thinking while I thought of it - would you like me to activate Discussions here ready for when The Clone Wars Season 7 premieres next year? Just thinking better to be ready is all. I'll contact Bane as well! :)