From Sonic Retro
After familiarising myself with the 'guide categories', I question why the entries under Sonic 2's Miscellaneous are there, as, to me, they appear to fall under Design Choices.
To be more specific, what makes them 'miscellaneous'? What makes them 'not Design Choice changes'? Why else would you change, say, the Special Stage ring requirements? It's not to fix a bug, and it isn't to allow for custom content, nor would it not have an immediate effect, as the description under S1's Extend category header. It even seems similar to Enable/Disable Tails in Certain Levels in that regard: why change that? They're for the same reasons, customisation of the original game, or for custom Zones/Special Stages.
Actually, it seems that many guides are in the wrong place. Port Knuckles, for example:
"Extending the game
These guides will prepare you to introduce new content in the game. Merely following these guides will usually have no immediate effect in the game; you will need to provide custom content."
Also, what of outdated guides? I have a plan for a superior version of Expand the music index from $94 to $9F and Expand the music index to start at $00 instead of $80 that takes no cues from these guides. I don't want to just orphan the guides, and I can't credit their authors in mine since they had no hand whatsoever in it.
So the only logical solution I can think of is creating a separate 'Obsolete' category. I wouldn't say 'Outdated' since at least half of the guides around here are outdated (old disasms). Though I wouldn't argue against such a category for those, it'd give us a reason to update the old things to a level of presentability.
Anyhow, I just wanted to bring this by anyone reading before I go off making any relatively large changes. Anyone have any objections, suggestions? Anything? Clownacy 17:19, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
- I did not read the descriptions on the Sonic 1 categories when placing the Knuckles guide, I merely saw that it wasn't a design choice, so I figured it ought to go under extending the game. Perhaps if the "Design Choices & Features" category was split into two like Sonic 1, it would make more sense. MainMemory 17:24, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Sincere apologiesI seriously apologize for my shameful actions long ago. I now know that this page was being used in ways that would be better suited here and via PM, and that what I was asking for was stupid and incredibly shameful.
Here's to hoping that in the future, this page (and all talk pages) will meet proper use in the future. Personally I will see to it that it happens that way in my actions. -- Xeta 00:07, 18 November 2014 (UTC)