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I don't know what the extension is, but we have our own ways of displaying things on maps. We don't because we don't have all the maps, and also our articles aren't up to the expectation anyway. On a better written article, like Kefka's Tower, the list of items links to the area it is found in, and then the location explains specifically where the item can be found. On other articles we actually have maps that points out things. On some articles we also point out locations of things by trix already.

Not that I don't imagine that whatever the Wikia Maps extension is will be bad. But the extension won't solve the problem, we need the maps to be able to point out the locations, and most of our articles aren't good examples because our writers haven't yet written sections about treasure location up to the expected standard. JBed (talk) 20:40, July 28, 2014 (UTC)

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For people who need more info, Blog page Help page. I don't know about the other admins but I'm not going to even consider enabling this until the issues mentioned in the comments w.r.t. blocked users still being able to edit maps and anyone being able to delete maps are sorted out. I do like the idea though. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 22:17, July 28, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, the idea is great for Tactics and Dissidia maps but the execution makes it unusable until the kinks get worked out. C A T U S E 01:31, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
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STATUS UPDATE: We have no idea if the delete/block bugs still exist so we're going to do some testing now. Please hold, and if something completely breaks, feel free to blame me for it.

EDIT 01:43, November 3, 2014 (UTC): Bugs are fixed, aside from a bit of graphical weirdness when first creating a map everything works fine, so it's staying on. Please don't overuse though, it's pretty spammy on the Recent Changes

Wooo.. this stuff is really cool! i can totally see it working for FFXI and FFXIV area maps. Can they be embedded in articles tho? If so it'd totally change the way we handle location pages in like FFXI, which are not particularly text heavy --Arciele Spira (talk) 05:48, November 3, 2014 (UTC)

They can be embedded both on and off the wiki. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 06:00, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
EDIT 06:17, November 3, 2014 (UTC): Like so:
Doesn't seem to embed correctly in Monobook though.
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Heh, it doesn't work well with Monobook like BlueH said. The Recent Changes spam could be avoided with hiding the edits related to adding points to the map. Also, each point of interest requires one edit? Can't that be done all at once? From what SCM says it appears to be the case.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 16:39, November 3, 2014 (UTC)

well, policy dictates that the wiki is primarily optimized for Oasis no? is it possible to determine how many people currently browse using monobook (i know i do lol)? but anyway until the monobook bug is fixed tho, a workaround could probably be to have a link (like this? Map of Limsa Lominsa Upper Deck) to go alongside it? or if its possible to code into the embed itself.. so that at least if the embed doesnt work, you can click the link to redirect (cos right now it doesn't work on monobook either way). Also interested in knowing how much customization one can have on this--Arciele Spira (talk) 17:14, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
[[Template:Map|Here you go]]. Doubt Monobook embedding will ever work but you can still view maps so we can just go with that. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 22:41, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
thx. and a qn on a related note. haven't played around with this yet but we have to keep uploading pins? i'm gonna see how this works with the native map sizes from FFXI--Arciele Spira (talk) 02:47, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
I think we have to just upload pins individually for each map, yeah. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 02:51, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
hmm then maybe it'd be good to have a project page where we have an overall map legend so that we can standardize the icons that people will be uploading (if/when we start on this proper). anyway i think i broke something, cos i get a "{"message":"Not found"}" on the maps i uploaded--Arciele Spira (talk) 03:12, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
5272 and 5270 (marked as deleted so I'm not sure if non-admins can see it) are working fine, not sure what happened to 5271 (I can see deleted maps, so it's not that). -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 03:18, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
hmm I see it now. Probably upload delay or something. still cant figure out a good default size to work with. ffxi maps are 512x512 by default, which is too small. i tried a 300% with map5272, which seems too big. maybe ill try 200% next ( i think the game itself uses 200% zoom). what size was the limsa map you used? -Spira/lazytologinonipad-- 04:37, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
2048x2048. I don't expect most maps to be that size, but I had the time and resources to make one so why not. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 06:42, November 4, 2014 (UTC)
for some reason i keep getting this not found thing when i upload a new map... not sure why it happens but its really annoying--Arciele Spira (talk) 14:42, November 9, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, there are shortcomings RE: Monobook and Recent Changes. The solutions are to use the "View in Oasis" option in the monobook toolbar, and to disable logs in the recent changes (click "Hide logs" or append ?hidelogs=1 to the URL) if somebody's flooding the RC with map edits. C A T U S E 19:40, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
WHOA! That is so freaking cool. I need to have that for FFXII locations! *Drools* --BlueHighwind 20:18, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
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