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Garm BroodEdit

Hello ED, I'm PsiSeveredHead and current sysop (a glorified button pusher position). I noticed your creation of Brood articles, which is great.

However, you're attributing actions to Broods that didn't exist or conflating Broods.

Blizzard Entertainment was sloppy when it named forces in StarCraft and Brood War. For instance, the blue Terrans, "Mar Sara", had their name given to half the Terran defenders of Korhal (in the smack down Korhal missions) and also to Stukov's Elite Forces. Clearly this doesn't make sense. Also, in Brood War Zerg III, you'll notice that none of the forces defending Moria are the Kel-Morian Combine! The Terran examples are just the most obvious; the Protoss and Zerg ones are less obvious.

Once the Garm Brood died, it was dead. Any other orange Zerg are another Brood (even though it says Garm; that is as inaccurate as Mar Sara defending Korhal).

On a related note, there are at least two purple Zerg Broods. A Brood must have a Cerebrate to run it. There were purple Zerg in StarCraft Episode I. In Episode II, a new Cerebrate was created to watch over Kerrigan. The "player" Zerg from Episode II is not Araq, Cerebrate of the Jormungand Brood. PsiSeveredHead 23:22, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I understand. I was thinking of adding a note to the articles about the confusion, but it's good. I'll save that for another day. -ED 02:23, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Jormungrad BroodEdit

Could you do the same thing for Jormungand? You're saying Jormungand captured the Khaydarin Crystal, and that's probably not true. The same Cerebrate that guarded Kerrigan was doing that, and it's not Araq, nor is it in charge of Jormungand. I'll leave the article alone for now, but I expect that to be fixed in a day or two.

By the way, now you see why I never wrote Brood articles and why the Protoss Tribe articles are so small. Only Terran organizations are explicitly described in game, and even some (such as the Cronus Wing of the UED) aren't actually explicitly described.

Another note, novels aren't canon. This doesn't mean you can't use them, it just means you can't use them if they contradict StarCraft canon. StarCraft: Queen of Blades contradicts StarCraft canon in a lot of ways (a bit part of the article covers that) so you shouldn't use it as a source to describe the actions of the Tiamat Brood or anything like that.

QoB does not contradict canon when it comes to things like how Raynor acquired the Hyperion, so you could use it to describe that. (It's the same policy for Star Wars: film > novels.) PsiSeveredHead 00:02, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

With the Jormungrad Brood issue, the debate with that is that the Cerebrate (Player) appears to command both Kerrigan's brood and part of the Jormungrad brood. Though it controls Kerrigan's chrysalis and Kerrigan herself after she is hatched, it leaves her after the attack of Aiur. The game explicitly states that Kerrigan and her brood stayed behind to hunt the Protoss, yet the player moves on with the Overmind, and still controls Zerg. Its my belief that the player was only a lesser cerebrate of the Jormungrad Brood, so it controlled some of the forces but not all of them. If not, why wouldn't it stay back on Char with Kerrigan?
And to the issue of Novels, I know already. Like my profile says, Im an admin at Halopedia, and we have similar issues there, which are resolved in the same way. Daggoth says in game "I shall deal with the protoss myself" but never elaborates on it. The novel explains what he did with his brood, which is the only explination yet offered. -ED 00:46, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

New editing technique Edit

Somehow the editing technique has been changed. It's a bit annoying - if I'm editing a section instead of a whole page I can't name the edit or mark it as "minor". My suggestion is to click on the "or you can switch to old editor in preferences here" link and just use the old method. PsiSeveredHead 22:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

PS I'm so impressed by your massive number of edits I want to make you an administrator. I don't know how to do it yet; I have to contact Angela first PsiSeveredHead 22:19, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

It gave me a weird error message, actually. That's okay, I'll contact Angela and find out what's wrong. PsiSeveredHead 00:38, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

2007 BlizzCon Invitation Edit

You might want to check out the 2007 BlizzCon Invitation. At the least the administrators need to choose who gets to go. PsiSeveredHead 22:20, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Do you have anybody in mind at the moment? --ED(talk)(gaming) 14:49, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Bureaucrat StatusEdit

"Wiki has an IRC network, you can request that we be given a dedicated IRC channel for the wiki, and we can all discuss things"

Does it have to be IRC? It's just that, without a credit card, I wouldn't be able to use it more than 30 days. PsiSeveredHead 15:56, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm talking about Wikia's IRC network, http://irc.wikia.com/. It should be free for us to get a channel there, as long as we request one, since our wiki us part of the Wikia network. --ED(talk)(gaming) 20:36, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Psi couldn't be meaning his IRC client could he? There are plenty of freeware IRC clients that are perfectly legitimate alternatives to, say, mIRC ... such as the opensource alternative X-Chat 2, available at http://www.silverex.org/ --Chibiabos 06:28, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Ah yes, that's what I was meaning to say. (I'm not very computer literate.) Okay, I'll download that and then ask AngelaS about the IRC channel. PsiSeveredHead 13:36, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

The basic gist is IRC -- Internet Relay Chat -- is just another Internet protocol designed for chat, kinda like HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the Internet protocol for webpages (like starcraft.wikia.com!). Just like there are several different HTTP clients (often called "web browsers) including IE, Firefox, Opera and Safari, there are also a lot of different IRC clients. IRC is an open standard, like HTTP, so IRC itself costs nothing ... it has a server end (the host) and a client end (the IRC client), just as HTTP has a server end (the website host) and a client end (the web browser). The companies who write code for and maintain the servers can charge money for the server software and/or the hosting the same way people who write HTTP server (web server) daemons can charge for that software and/or hosting a website, but wikia already provides the hosting software and service ... this is, I think, what Ed thought you meant. The "couldn't use it more than 30 days" thing to me sounded like some kinda shareware nag, like mIRC ... which is an IRC client that asks you to pay after 30 days ... the link I provided is an "open-source" alternative -- one in which programmers voluntarily wrote for free and provide all the source code so other programmers on the Internet can continue to improve it ... its sort of computer programming communism. From the consumer side -- someone using the software -- it means its not copyrighted and thus legally free. :) Hope this can clear some of the confusion. --Chibiabos 18:14, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Delete Edit

Hi ED,

I didn't know you were an admin here! Anyway, can you please check and delete these pages if appropriate, they were created by a cross-wiki troll.

I'm not likely to check this page, so if you reply here, just drop me a note on my talk page to say so.

Thanks,

Manticore 12:04, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Already taken care of, it seems. --ED 18:21, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Military StuffEdit

Judging by your Halopedia profile, I think it's safe to assume that you're well versed in military terminology. Since you're probably the most well versed in military terminology out of all the StarCraft wiki users, I was wondering if you could help me/us with some queeries;

  • Tychus Findlay has the number 435 inscribed on his shoulder pad(s), which raises the question of what said number represents. It certainly isn't a service number and I can't imagine someone spraypainting a simple number for the sake of it. Anyway, do you think it could stand for a certain unit? 435th Platoon/Division?
  • As great a book as it is, Speed of Darkness doesn't make classification easy as the Marine platoon is never actually named. The only possible evidence is its CONCOM designation of 417, hence why there's links for a 417th Confederate Marine Platoon. Do you think this could correspond to an actual designation? Or is giving it a 417 number bordering on fanon?

Thanks for the time.--Hawki 10:48, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, the StarCraft I Terran Strategy page apparently lists a number of divisions, but 41st the highest of them. If the confederacy only had 41 divisions, then neither of those make sense. The US Army and Marne Corps usually don't permenant designation to anything smaller than a Regiment...Platoons and Companies usually just get ordinal designations (1st Platoon, A Company of 1st Battalion of the 435th Marine Regiment) so my best guess would be that the number is the Marines' battalions, but since its completely unconfirmed, thats only a shot in the dark. --ED 20:39, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

greetings Edit

hi there im zergling i have a question there ed why did u leave out some of the starcraft units in the starcraft 2 section?

What do you mean? --ED

what i mean is for like the zerg u left out the lurker the mutalisk hydralisk zergling infested terran guardian devourer queen and broodling. and all the others for like terran and toss

Well, those units aren't yet confirmed to be in Starcraft II. --ED 01:30, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

srry for replyin back REALLY late but i dint know that some of the units rent confirmed to b in the game yet which would b really fucked up because there classic units and it would make the game really gay if more of them were takin out of it.

Edit button enhancement Edit

Heya! I just posted a message to PsiSeveredHead's talk page and I'd like to make sure it's ok with you as well. Could you take a look at it? Thanks! --KyleH@fandom (talk) 20:59, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

starcraft briefing sound files Edit

hi how r u ? good i hope

well i try to play star-craft and everything works fine except my sound for the briefings

i am running star-craft 1.16.1

on a windows 7 and have brood war

using dell fully capable and stuff

again when i try to listen to the briefings it won't work

thanks again and if u has time

email: ziptop3@hotmail.com

Community MessageEdit

Hi Ed,

Have a question for you. Was wondering if you and the other admins here would permit us to put up a community corner message on the wiki to promote the Interview for the Community Questions you guys have given us--- http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:JAlbor/Blizzard_and_Starcraft_II:_Heart_of_the_Swarm_Interview_Opportunity

Let me know, thanks! Peter@fandom 00:26, March 7, 2013 (UTC)

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