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May I join the project?--Schapmond 23:11, 20 June 2013 (EDT)


Some has to/I might. - HomerJC (talk) 16:26, July 25, 2015 (EDT)

I have my hands full on Project Furniture, but I expect an overhaul over this, since this is so old. Mario Signature.png 16:46, July 25, 2015 (EDT)
Project Furniture sounds more fun, I want to join! - HomerJC (talk) 17:01, July 25, 2015 (EDT)

Special Visitors

I have been reading through this and am wondering if you plan to include special visitors in this project or not? Articles pertaining to special visitors have intrigued me for awhile now (almost a year, actually), and I planned to eventually start a project focused on those characters (not the basic villagers). I do not know everything you intend to do, but if I were to head a project on special characters, which would incorporate any templates and layout designs you request be used, would you be cool with making the two projects the basis of something bigger (in other words, sister projects)? --XXSuperXXNintendoXx (talk) 23:49, August 10, 2015 (EDT)

Special visitors aren't a focus of this project, so I would definitely welcome a sister project if you wanted to focus on those pages. I would be more than happy to develop some templates for your project if needed or adapt any of the ones we're using to suit your needs. :) Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 18:47, August 11, 2015 (EDT)

Album appearances?

Villagers make frequent appearances on album covers of K.K. songs, although the information is typically found in the trivia sections. I think they need a better spot in the article, maybe a parameter called "album appearances"? Mario Signature.png 16:52, August 14, 2015 (EDT)

Well, Template:Infobox Villager has an "other" parameter which is supposed to be used for appearances outside of the main series of games (e.g. 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer etc.). It could also be used for album cover appearances and we could link to the KK song page? Alternatively I could potentially add it into Template:Villager Info. What do you think? Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 17:00, August 14, 2015 (EDT)
Well, I'm not sure if we should list album cameos alongside spinoff appearances. I think you should add it to {{Villager Info}} instead as it seems to be better suited to covering trivial information. Finally, thinking about a response lead me to this: what about outside-series cameos, like appearances in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8? Mario Signature.png 17:12, August 14, 2015 (EDT)
That's a good question... I think that they should be noted in Template:Infobox Villager using the other parameter as well as in the "Other appearances" section of the villager's article page. I know that most of the outside-series appearances are of special characters/visitors though... which is a question that perhaps SNES should answer as he expressed interest in developing special visitor pages. I think that Template:Villager Info is the best candidate for the album cover info and will put that on my to-do list. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 17:22, August 14, 2015 (EDT)

Navigational template?

Sorry for potentially adding one more pain in the tailfeathers, but I suggest we unite all villagers under one navigational template. I suggest we organize within one giant list, alphabetized, since we can't organize by a trait without leaving out the other trait (e.g. organizing by species wouldn't take personality into account and vice-versa), and we already have such navigational aids at the top of the villager page. What do you think? Mario Signature.png 16:32, August 20, 2015 (EDT)

I'm not sure it would really aid much in navigation, considering how long the list would be. It would probably be easier for the user to type the name in the search box. I had considered creating some sort of navigation box using the species silhouettes though. You can see a mockup of this at the bottom of this page. They would each link to the appropriate species page with an extra silhouette linking the villager master list. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 16:56, August 20, 2015 (EDT)
I think it might be helpful to browse through multiple villagers without clicking on links or without having to type in the search bar. I do suppose the effort is mighty, though, and yeah, that navigational template is going to be huge. I like the species silhouettes, though, but it might be difficult to tell at a glance of what species is which, but maybe I'm wrong. Mario Signature.png 16:45, August 21, 2015 (EDT)

Personality descriptions

I think it would be a good idea to standardize personality descriptions by using a template. These sections often have variable quality for a nonunique trait, but still has, ultimately, the same information that's shared for villagers with that personality trait. Mario Signature.png 20:20, April 12, 2016 (EDT)

I agree with this. We should find an exemplary personality description of each type, or summarize the main article page and use that as the text for each villager of that personality type. I think a template would work great for this, something like {{pers|snooty}} for example, for snooty villagers. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 20:30, April 12, 2016 (EDT)
I've been actually thinking about using the existing {{pers}} template to accomplish this. I don't play Animal Crossing TOO much, so can you find any nuances of each personality, or do the main pages summarize them well enough? Mario Signature.png 20:43, April 12, 2016 (EDT)

amiibo Festival template

I was thinking that the villagers should have a template for their info in the various games in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. Some examples include in Desert Island Escape, where each character has a skill (wolves and tigers are lone wolves, kangaroos and koalas either move 7 or 0 spaces each turn e.t.c) and a favourite fruit ( Bud's are lemons for example). ZCJigglypuff(Talk) 05:02, June 20,2016 (EDT)

I agree that this information needs to be mentioned on the wiki in some form, but I'm not sure the best way to display it. In my opinion it seems a bit much to place info about a mini-game from an AC spin-off title onto each villager's page. I think that we definitely need a table for the info on the mini-game's main page though and we can go from there. A lot of information on the mini-game can be found in this guide.Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 17:38, June 22, 2016 (EDT)

Villager Houses in New Leaf

Are we still trying to catalog the exterior of villager houses in Animal Crossing: New Leaf? If so, is it better to describe it or have a picture of it? ~PoizonMushro0mPoizonMush Sig.png 22:59, November 9, 2016 (EST)

Surely images will look better? However, there is already a blog on the internet somewhere that has a picture for every house exterior, so it'd look like we were copying them. But if we take our own images (good luck!), we should be okay. Red (talk)Red Snapper HHD Icon.png 11:36, November 10, 2016 (EST)

Primary image to use in article

Rosie HHD art

I'd like to bring up the primary image to use for a villager (i.e. the image that appears in the villager's infobox, the birthday section of the main page, etc.). Right now, the tendency seems to be to use whatever character art is available from the latest game. However, sometimes the character art from the latest game is low resolution, cropped out of another image, or something of the sort. For example, for Rosie, her HHD art is low resolution (119 × 231 pixels) and has heavily aliased borders. In cases like this I'd rather use a much higher-quality press image of Rosie from NL as her main image. I think this is important to give a clean look to the article, to the main page, to various Discord bots that use our images, and so on. Thoughts? ~SuperHamster Talk 00:57, June 27, 2018 (EDT)

Great idea, SH! The primary image is so prominent in an article that it should always be the highest quality image we have. Besides, can you call Happy Home Designer the latest game? I would say no, because it was a spin-off. Drago (talk) Drago PC Villager Icon.png 12:29, June 27, 2018 (EDT)