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Four Swords artwork

So I'd like to do some Image Alteration work on those Four Swords images you've recently uploaded. I noticed that some of them, like the Bow for instance, have faint outlines in the black part, which is a good thing for making edits. However they are partially cut off by the image cropping, and other images that don't seem to have outlines may have had their contrast bumped up, effectively hiding the outlines. My questions are: Do you know if these images were scans from Art & Artifacts, and if so, is it possible to obtain copies with less cropping and contrast? Htwretched (talk) 01:45, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

The black outlines seem to be thicker than the ones in the game's manual, so I'm not sure if they were meant to be like that. Also, the Bow artwork, for example, is also missing part of the inner outline for whatever reason. I can send you the full, uncropped page through the Discord if you wish. - Chuck * (Talk) 03:35, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
I've just edited a few of them to test vectorizing the black outlines. I made them slightly thinner but found that once the images are shrunken to the size seen in the game's manual, the outlines look basically the same! If there are no issues with this, then I'll go ahead and work on the rest. Htwretched (talk) 17:26, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
They look good to me. For the Bomb artwork, did you use the art from the A&A page? Because a new version from Encyclopedia was uploaded, so, if it was reverted back to A&A, the source needs to be updated accordingly. - Chuck * (Talk) 17:46, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I've contacted AzelleAx about that. Thanks for pointing it out. Htwretched (talk) 02:27, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Martha's name questionable

So I'd like to discuss and suggest that "Martha" being the Mermaid's name is incorrect. Just because one piece of official Nintendo merchandise refers to her as "Martha", doesn't mean that's her official name. The Zelda Encyclopedia released by Dark Horse never refers to her as Martha. Not in the character page for LA, nor in the item descriptions for the Necklace or the Scale items involved in her part of the trading quest. It only says "the mermaid" or just "mermaid". The old guide book released for Link's Awakening also refers to her only as "mermaid" as well. The easter egg section of the Piggyback BotW guide referring to Martha's Landing, "Martha is a mermaid encountered in Link's Awakening", just doesn't seem right. The Japanese name of Martha's Landing is just "Martha's Bay", a direct reference to the location from LA and not the supposed name of the Mermaid. I think this is simply a case of the author trying to find a connection, and looking up something like, "Martha Zelda" on Google and coming across all the wikis with her name labelled as Martha. This has already happened with the Super Mario Encyclopedia, where the author used a made-up fan name for an enemy that came from the Mario Wiki. I'd even like to suggest renaming her character page to just, "Mermaid". There is literally no official material other than the BotW guide that calls her Martha. I think my trivia contribution she be put back the way it was as well. I strongly believe that everyone has assumed her name has been Martha all these years just because of the location she is in. There's not even official confirmation that the translation "Martha's Bay" is correct. "マーサ" could even mean "Mercer". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vyzor15 05:04, 14 June 2019‎ (UTC)

There's no need to have the same discussion in two differente places, so I've answered you in Martha's talk page. - Chuck * (Talk) 04:49, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Dark Link strategy

Hi I'm just inquiring about the method I recently added to the wiki, I am new to the wiki (in terms of editing) and I literally just created a Gamepedia account just for this. The video I put a link to is mine as well (for transparency's sake). When you say the official guide and Zelda site say the official way of beating him is spin attacks and other items it raises a lot of questions. I've just tried the spin attack method and Dark Link never gets hit by it, Z-lock or no, I did read that someone managed to get a 50% hit rate somewhere but I don't know how and it doesn't sound too reliable. So for spin attacks to be the official solution seems sketchy to me. The other methods while cool and creative seem like cheese strategies, i.e. not the intended solution to beat Dark Link. Which Zelda site are you referring to? This wiki or the official Zelda site/Nintendo site? I looked and couldn't find anything on there.

Did you see my video? What did you think of it? My main motivation for all of this is because it really does appear to be the intended solution, i.e. the fight is completely fair, you can completely avoid damage if done correctly. Also it is consistent with the puzzle element that all bosses have and you are allowed to use the master sword and z-lock, in fact it only works when you do that. The extended stagger animation that Dark Link does that allows you to land a hit seems programmed in and NOT a glitch, but I could be wrong. Also to stagger him by alternating vertical and horizontal strikes could be about mastering the training at Kokiri village and relates to the "conquer yourself" hint that Navi gives you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joemusashi 22:07, 1 July 2019‎ (UTC)

Hi, the official Player's Guide was written with the help of Miyamoto himself, so that's the closest thing we can get to the way the developers intented for the game to be played, especially since it was written like a story. About the official website, Zelda.com used to have a guide for each game but sadly got removed when the site got a new layout, although you can still find the archived guide here. Personally, I highly doubt that the intended way to fight Dark Link is to spam the B button for several minutes straight.
When writing articles please refer to our style guide as they are meant to be written in-game, avoiding the use of "you", "the player", etc. Also, please make sure to sign your posts in talk pages with four tildes (~~~~). - Chuck * (Talk) 21:40, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Sorry about not using tildes, I've got it now though. Yes you are completely correct, which is why I am now completely baffled, I want to be able to contact Miyamoto to ask him personally but I highly doubt I'll get a reply even if I managed to somehow contact him. Twitter was probably my best bet but apparently he's not on there. Maybe Nintendo twitter? I just want to put myself out of misery at this point. Anyway this will probably be my last message and thank you for your time and patience! Joemusashi (talk) 14:39, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Translation pages, contact a staff member?

Hello, (first of all, sorry if this isn't the right section to ask this question). I wanted to add some names in Italian from "Link's Awakening", like I did for other games, but the translation tables say: "This table was generated using translation pages. To request an addition, please contact a staff member with a reference". So, how can I add those names or send them to staff members to add them? Thank you!