A revival of this topic. I'd like to request some clarification on unobtainable item policy. I see that some of these items are listed under Category:Cut content, some under Category:Unobtainable Items, and some are deleted (Celestial Rune). What I'm especially interested in is what to do with items that are probably not obtainable but it's hard to confirm without replaying the game multiple times. E.g. Filigreed Orlesian Pendant.
Actually from what we do in the Origins part of the wiki, we monitor and present the unobtainable items with one major exception. Items which are specifically designed for NPCs and thus they are unobtainable not because they were left out during the development or by a bug, but because only certain NPC(s) could have them. A very accurate example would be Duncan's armor. 17:05, August 19, 2012 (UTC)
I agree that NPC items should not have separate articles and items that were most likely intended for PC should have them. What confuses me is that the Celestial Rune (DA2) article was deleted (it was obviously intended for PC since it allows to bypass item attribute requirements), yet the Chanter Robes (DAO) article was not. – Mostlyautumn (talk) 17:18, August 19, 2012 (UTC)
- Regarding Celestial Rune, it was nominated for deletion, and there wasn't any support to keep it. I wasn't completely sure what to do with unobtainable items at the time (the deletion was last year), since it's not something I was aware of (with the exception of Dragon Age: Origins items) or discussed with anyone. I've changed my mind regarding items that should be documented on the wiki now (after discussion), so I can restore the page given that we do include those items as long as they are not NPC items or cutscene items (such as the Champion's fake weapons).
- As for the policy, it's not a written one, but what Viktoria wrote is basically what is currently happening. I think we can add the following within the editing guidelines unless someone objects to it:
The section has been (awkwardly) added on the page. A while ago, I talked to another user about creating more game-specific categories at some point, so they should replace the current category. I suppose "Unobtainable items" should be kept (and renamed—notice the lowercase), as we generally create a main general category for all games, unless it's too much. I'll get around it tomorrow, unless someone's faster than me. ··· d·day! 06:04, August 30, 2012 (UTC)