Forum:Re:coded theme

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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png Ven, Aqua... I'll find some way to make things right.
TALK - This light... it's so warm. — 19:26, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Earthshaker Keychain KHBBS.png So I stroll onto KHInsider and what should I find but Kingdom Hearts Re:coded's release date for North America and Europe. That certainly was a bright point of my day. I watched gameplay videos, and I was very impressed in comparison to the original. I then determined the game comes out in about three months. Plenty of time for us to discuss the following idea:

I know some of us will be against this idea, as "We just switched a couple months ago to a Birth by Sleep theme" will be on your mind. Some of you oppose to changing themes with each new game all together. But the theme's been up for almost five months, and with another three months till Re:coded is released, this will mean we'd been in "BBS-mode" for almost 8 whole months. That's almost a year, and recall that we did NOT make a switch when the original coded came out.

Quite honestly, I like the image that came up in my mind when I visualized how the Wiki'd look with a Re:coded theme. Try to picture it yourself with the following criteria I post below:

  • The main skin goes from blue to a "Re:coded" yellow (in other words, what's blue now becomes gold-yellow)
  • The logo shows "Kingdom Hearts" as it is written on the Re:coded boxart, and "Wiki" appears beneath it in a gold-yellow font (as close to KH-y as and if possible)
  • Where the logo now shows Terra, Aqua, and Ven, it will show Data Sora, Donald, and Goofy's artwork from this image (we can discuss other ideas/options for characters once logo rough drafts have been made, et cetera if things don't appear right).
  • Since no wallpaper was released for Re:coded like the one we have up now with all the symbols, perhaps we could use the stream of data that appears on this official wallpaper for Re:coded.

Again, we have plenty of time to discuss this and make tweaks. This is NOT something that has to be decided upon now. I brought this idea up on the IRC before creating this forum, and I got a great deal of support from the active Wikians that were present at the time. Let's hope for the best.


OathkeeperKH Hello — 19:29, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
I think it's a great Idea. :D
I concur!
Randomnessity I, Garland, will knock you all down!
Dan Soraspritelion.png - Life's no fun without a good scare! ♫ — 19:33, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Dans-Crowndarkorange.png I fully support this idea.

Also, for the background symbol-things, we could always covert the current one to show the symbols from the cover art or title screen... What do you guys think?

Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 19:34, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngI also forgot to mention that eventually this can branch into a vote if things get chaotic. But now's not the time. To those of you against this, wait and see what develops before you waltz in and shut an idea down. This has to be a COMMUNITY decision, remember.

Also, looking at the image I provided for the characters used in the logo, we could use Data Sora, Jiminy Cricket, and King Mickey to switch things up a bit... We can see how both look in the logos, I guess.

EDIT 19:36, October 15, 2010 (UTC): Dan, those symbols are better than the data, but there are too few for usage, unless we can somehow multiply them into a wallpaper like what we have now. The data stream may be a bit overpowering, but I think it will work better. We can see how both look, if someone makes a logo and tries both backgrounds, showing us screenshots they got via Print Screen afterwards for us to decide upon.

maggosh The steel is forged... "Souls as far as the eye can see..."

"If you want light to rule over all, then you must rid the world of everything else."

I agree; this way it comes full circle, and we've had a wiki theme for each game in the past trilogy.
Heartless Emblem.png
Erry - Let me think about it.
TALK - Scherzo Di Notte ~ {{{time}}}
Yes, I agree.
ShardofTruth Once you believe, truth and lie are quite the same thing. — 19:56, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Game Clear Data KHRECOM.png Does it really make sense to develop a new theme if Oasis is forced on us in two weeks?

Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png Ven, Aqua... I'll find some way to make things right.
TALK - This light... it's so warm. — 20:00, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Earthshaker Keychain KHBBS.png If we do move, then we can adapt this theme to our new location. If we can somehow cope with Oasis, we can do it here. Oasis is no contributing factor to this, at least at the moment and when we have THREE WHOLE MONTHS to deal with it and deciding this theme or not doing it.
Infinity KHD.png I approve.
LapisScarab Xemnas (card).png Good tidings, friends. Today is a momentous day. I am pleased to announce that a new comrade has been chosen to wear the coat. — 20:05, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Keyblade0 - ...And here you go, a cool keyblade.
TALK - You can't see my face, because Nomura didn't bother to create it yet. — 16:30, October 15, 2010
I approve of the Re:Coded theme.
Organization 13 - Looks like my summer vacation...
TALK - ...Is over.
I like it. :D

The Inexistent - All your base are belong to us...
TALK - What you say?!?
Well... for the background wall paper, istead of keeping the black and blue lettering, could we use something similar to this:

??? I say this because, while the retains the actual qualities of the image, using something like it would stop the wiki from having a dark look. A wiki with a dark header image and white for the rest doesn't sound like it would work.

This is a good image to use, but it's the same case as Dan's suggestions. We can see various combinations of logos and backgrounds before we finally make a decision. - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 21:49, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

The Inexistent - What happen?!?
TALK - Somebody set up us the bomb...
Or we could do this:

The new symbols are featured in black. I added Jiminy's and Roxas' symbols, as they, along with Sora and Mickey (whose symbols are still on there) heavily influenced the story line of the game. And, of course, I kept the heart.

Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png I'm not afraid of what the darkness holds now. Even if you do wrest control of my heart from me, even if you cast me into the deepest, darkest abyss, you'll never sway me from the one cause that pushes me to keep on fighting. Whatever the cost, I'm ready to pay it.
TALK - There's darkness within me... So what does that matter? I know I'm strong enough to hold it back. — 22:24, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
Earthshaker Keychain KHBBS.png We want to go with official things only, which is why I suggested the data and supported Dan's idea for the symbols used on the boxart.

The Inexistent - There are two kinds of wikis... the ones that give,
Book of Retribution KHD.png
I agree completely. I was merely suggesting the use of Jiminy's symbol from the ultimania.
TALK - and the ones that take away...
Dan Soraspritelion.png - Life's no fun without a good scare! ♫ — 16:48, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Dans-Crowndarkorange.png Another idea for the symbols would be using the top section of this page in a similar fashion to the Ratchet & Clank Wiki, possibly with the trio wiki logo on the top left?

Axel Boo! — Time to get my scare on...

Well boo to you too!— 16:57, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Nobody.png I like Dan's idea on the background symbols. It seems better than the random computer words...
OPXion4EverIcon.png As of right now, I'm currently against changing themes for one main reason: As ShardofTruth pointed out, what's the point in switching themes if it's only for one day? Why spend all that time and work for something that might not even be used? Another concern of mine is a matter of priorities. As of now, we have no idea if we're moving, if Wikia is removing/sticking with the skin, and so on. We should be focused on that discussion at the present time. I'd rather start working on moving preparations than a theme change. If we have to leave, I'd much rather have our articles secured and ready to move, than on optional, not mandatory theme. See my point?

It's like those emergency kits they tell you to make in elementary school: have it ready just in case the emergency happens.

Once a definite answer has come from central Wikia, then my opinion could change. But know this, if the KHW has to move, I am against this theme change. (This is under the mindset that the wiki moves) Once the wiki moves and gets the articles settled and everything else settled, then I'll be more open to theme changes. For now, I believe we all should be focused on moving preparations/ideas.

(This is under the mindset that the KHW doesn't move) As long as users don't focus mainly on the theme change (we still need people to edit articles, categorize, etc.), I'm all up for ideas and examples. Similar to what ENX, TNE, myself and a few others did in preparation for the BBS theme change. Like I said earlier, as long as users don't focus solely on optional wants, I'm fine for ideas/discussions/what have you with a theme change. One other important detail I should add: (Yes, it does involve time) We switched over to the BBS theme around July/August/September, correct? Somewhere in that range, I forget exactly when... I don't see much reason in changing themes right away all because we heard a release date (whether the release date be true or false). Let's give the current skin a little more time (meaning a few months), then I'm all up for changing. My main reason for the present is that some users will focus on the optional project instead of editing the Wiki. There's also other concerns like: lots of talk page discussions about theme change/edits to theme change that don't really go to towards the theme change, but hey, we get higher edit counts!

In short: In my opinion, let's hold off on changing themes right away. If you want to create a few small ideas/examples, go for it. As long as you edit the Wiki just as equal as you work on the project. I'm not trying to be mean or hurt anyone's feelings, this is simply my view on the subject.

Xion4ever Who am I? — 17:59, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

One-Winged Angel "The things you want to say the most are the things you fight yourself the hardest not to say."

TALK - Do you think you can erase your past? - ---One-Winged Angel 23:35, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

How about the three faces be Data Sora, Mickey, and Data Riku?