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This page is for general discussion about Friend or Foe. For discussion and checklists for each week, see the following talk subpages.
"Friend or Foe" Discussion/Checklist Pages
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Player articles

It appears that the same characters will appear regularly every week and mirror each other. Just a suggestion, but might we make articles called "Primatech IStory Player" and "Pinehearst IStory Player" so we can chronicle the two individual's adventures and make the summaries less confusing when we talk about faceoffs, like where they said "the player had to talk to the player", which really confused me until I read the other mission. If the (very plausible) comment in the above sub header was right, IStory could be divided into small chapters of 3 or 4 weeks, and we could find out our character's name eventually. Kortu 17:38, 11 November 2008 (EST)

  • I think the scene you're talking about is the gunfight, and I tried to be careful not to say "the player had to talk to the player" and used some "other person" in the summaries. If you've read both summaries, then I guess you might get confused if you think "player" is the same person in both stories. I've added a note to the intro to clarify. Does that make it clear for you? I think making separate iStory (note the small "i") player pages would be rather repetitive at this point, since the stories are basically all told in the perspective of (you) the player.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:35, 11 November 2008 (EST)
    • After seeing the new section below noting the name of this volume of the iStory (sorry 'bout the 'i' there) I think that we should only make character articles if the player(s) in the next volume are different from the ones in this volume. That way we'll have a little clarification. But thanks for the feedback MV. Kortu 14:01, 22 November 2008 (EST)
      • We are considering splitting off the Operations into separate pages, so that would essentially accomplish what you are suggesting. The only thing I added to that is that we might consider adding an "iStory" namespace so it's more obvious those articles are all related to the iStory.--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:08, 22 November 2008 (EST)

Italics

I noticed we've been using italics sometimes for Operation Bad Blood and Operation Splinter, and other times we haven't been. Is there any preference for using italics or not for these volume names?--MiamiVolts (talk) 22:17, 4 December 2008 (EST)

  • It could go either way, but we should be consistent throughout the site. Since you've been doing most of the iStory updates, Miami, you can certainly make whatever choice you'd like. I would do whatever requires the least amount of changes for you at this point. Just let us know what's decided so we can all follow suit. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:55, 4 December 2008 (EST)
    • I haven't been using italics more than I have, and it seems we haven't been using them when it applies to volumes of Heroes episodes, so I guess it would be appropriate to not italicize the iStory ones.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:05, 4 December 2008 (EST)
      • That's what I would have done too. Thanks for standardizing it. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:01, 5 December 2008 (EST)

Writers credits?

According to lotsofinterviews recent interview with Harrison Wilcox, Harrison said: "After the three-parter [Kill Squad graphic novels], John O'Hara (from New Media) and I decided that it would be cool to keep telling Kill Squad stories and at the moment the best place to do that, was on Heroes Evolutions. So yes, I knew about it, and helped out a little." So should we credit John O'Hara and Harrison Wilcox fully as the official co-writers for iStory "Friend or Foe" or just note on their pages that they just "helped out a little" in writing it? Ryan, did you ever hear back from Harrison yourself?--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:28, 13 December 2008 (EST)

  • I would prefer if you didn't use my full name.--Skywalkerrbf 17:13, 13 December 2008 (EST)
    • Ok. On your website, you specify that it is your interview and give your full name in the "About" section. You may wish to change that.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:12, 13 December 2008 (EST)
      • Yer I do know that I wrote that...Only so people I know will believe that its my site.--Skywalkerrbf 19:00, 13 December 2008 (EST)
        • Just be forewarned. Other sites may pick up and reference your interviews, and it won't be so easy to stop them from using your name.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:49, 13 December 2008 (EST)
  • I haven't heard back specifically about the writing credits. I'll send him an email now to ask him. I wouldn't give credit quite yet based on "helped out a little". -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:16, 13 December 2008 (EST)
    • Looks like the "Friend or Foe" iStory is over now. Harrison hasn't replied to you, Ryan?--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:24, 19 December 2008 (EST)
      • No, he never replied. But I got an email back from J.T. Krul. Speaking of Red Eye, Part 2, he said, "Glad you liked it. It was a fun story to do, especially since it fed off the iStory I helped work on." Okay, that helps. I don't know how we want to credit that... I don't want list him as a writer for fear of it being mistaken that he is the sole writer or had a larger role than he actually did. I'd just as soon leave it off for now. Of course, I asked him who else has written for the iStory. Hopefully I'll hear back soon. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:22, 1 January 2009 (EST)
        • It doesn't really help much at all. J.T. could mean he helped work on it by drawing or coloring some of the profiles (not likely), or by being an editor (possible). I'm guessing that it's just mis-communication, but it's seems like everyone is being purposely vague about who did what, and I don't really understand that. I would think everyone would want their work to get credited properly... Anyways, I'm hoping that we can get more info. from the writer of Red Eye, Part 1.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:59, 1 January 2009 (EST)
          • J.T.'s reply: "I'm not sure why the people behind the istory have been kept under wraps, but for now I would ask that you keep it off the wiki stuff. I am sure NBC and Heroes will offer it sometime. And, for the record, the idea was not my brainchild. I merely came in to help out." For what it's worth. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:05, 2 January 2009 (EST)

iStory Artist..Who??

Do we have anything anywhere that tells us who is drawing the artwork for the iStory stuff? Is it all from the same artist, or is each iStory chapter using different artists like the GNs do? --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 12/30/2008 09:13 (EST)

  • We don't have any credits for the iStory stuff yet. People have said they worked on it and an interview has mentioned some people who were involved in working on it, but no one has said they were a writer or an artist explicitly for the iStory. It appears that some of the pictures used for the iStory are coming from previous graphic novels, but not all of them. If we get an iStory namespace and split up the chapters of Operation Splinter and Operation Bad Blood into separate articles, then I think we could also note the artists whose drawings were in each chapter there. I suppose we could also do that on the current articles for Operation Bad Blood and Operation Splinter too.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:52, 1 January 2009 (EST)

each chapter

Each chapter should have its own page. Right?