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Sincerely, AllYourFavorites (talk) 09:39, July 3, 2020 (UTC)



Hey man thanks for all the emotes I was really wanting to know some of the old emotes keep up the good work!—Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The Vault Academy

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I am very excited to see you join the mentee roster for the Vault Academy. I have not been able to touch base with Old Man Leon quite yet to discuss pairing you up, but I will soon. I just wanted to let you know I am on it and will have more information shortly. Did not want to leave you hanging! Stay tuned, and thank you again for joining us! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:11, September 22, 2020 (UTC)

Re:Tank Killer

Tank Killer is a perk that mods the behavior of a weapon, such as increased accuracy, range, disarming etc. It is not a direct damage buff, which the perk dmg cell is for. Great Mara (talk) 06:24, September 23, 2020 (UTC)

Mentorship Program

User:The Dyre Wolf has been notified of your interest in the General Editing program, and they should be reaching out to you soon to get started on your first lesson. In the meantime, we do have basic information of what to expect on The Vault Academy page, and of course feel free to reach out to me or any of the other mentors if you have any further questions/feedback.

Good luck with the program, and hopefully you have some fun doing it! 寧靜 Fox.png 13:40, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

A gift for you

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You have been given a very ... SPECIAL ... gift.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
For all the excellent contributions made in such a short period of time! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 15:20, September 28, 2020 (UTC)



Welcome to the TVA. I will be happy to help guide you through general editing, as well as any other aspects of the wiki that I am able. And will promise not to proselytize for Discussions any more than is necessary. Had a chance to browse through some of your edits over the weekend and I know you are tech savvy from your time already spent at the datamining server, so it's clear you are not a day one, fresh off the boat editor.

With that in mind, what have you found are your editing strengths so far, and what are the areas you feel you need the most assistance with? In addition to edits, are there any features, practices, or bits of wiki culture that you are aware of but do not yet consider yourself well versed in or comfortable enough to participate in?

I am available most days, but the hours I am around can vary. No need to feel rushed to reply, and no worries about writing too much or too little. This is just reaching out to get a feel for where you are, and what you want to get out of the TVA most. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 15:11, September 29, 2020 (UTC)

No trouble at all. Discord is fine with me for a lot of communication, though there will be a few things I leave here on talk page, just because there's times it's preferred for the TVA.
So far as a lesson plan for general editing, we're going to be using a slightly modified verstion of Kdarrow's, which you can browse here. Two main reasons for this lesson plan are 1) to provide some semblance of uniformity in the tools provided to mentees, regardless of who the mentor is and 2) the way the lesson plan is outlined provides a brief guide, often easier to digest than some of the guidelines own instructions, which you will be able to have on hand to review at anytime. Save for perhaps J, anyone who tells you they remember everything they've ever seen and never find themselves scratching their head trying to remember some aspect of editing they've not touched in years, is full of it.
For leadership, we'll touch on a few things as we go, but it's also a much more subjective and personal topic. For this one, I would recommend not only speaking with me, but other users, mentors or not, to find out what their takes are for various situations you and I may discuss. Editing is usually a matter of repetition and ensuring our standards keep information cleanly and uniformly presented, where there's a right or wrong reason to do something based on established rules, but leadership and the reputation you cultivate for yourself are going to be affected much more significantly by your own style of approach, with only very basic tenants of conduct shaped by the guidelines.
To get started, we're actually going to begin with lesson 6 and set up a few sandbox pages. A sandbox is exactly what it sounds like, a place where you can play around with all the tools the wiki has to offer and in some cases, to save and record work as you go. Sandboxes are a lot like lockers, in that some people's are managed immaculately, while others are an absolutely mess. The first sandbox we're going to make is one that's just for you. It can look however you like and you can put most anything in them. For example, I use User:The Dyre Wolf/sandbox2 for most things that I'm just playing around with on the wiki. If you browse it's history, you can get a sense of how I use this page. Sometimes it's holding progress for edits which do not work particularly well in small incremental pushes and sometimes it's just a place to shotgun ideas or thoughts that I do not want to just get away. You can make your first sandbox by clicking the red linked section above on your welcome to the wiki message. For the subsequent sandboxes, they need to read User:Intrepid359/benchmark1, User:Intrepid359/benchmark2, and User:Intrepid359/benchmark3.
The next sandboxes are going to be a little more fun. Consider this a benchmark to see where you are as an editor, and maybe feel for some of those areas which are a little easer and harder. Simply show off your skills as an editor in a mock up of a page. Make a character page, a location page, and an item page. These are all yours, not actual article pages, so as you go, if there's something you are unsure of, do what you think is right. You can note any of these instances as you go on your generic sandbox page if you like. While you certainly could just make mentioned only pages, try to spice these up as articles that really have a lot to document.
My discord is linked on my profile and it should be easy enough to see me on the Nukapedia server if you have any questions as you go. No rush and just because it's a chance to show off does not mean you have to break your back over it either. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 16:47, October 1, 2020 (UTC)

Creation template

Just wanted to let you know that I was able to update the weapon infobox template with the related perks section collapsed. Had a little snag with it covering up information underneath but I think I found a solution. I went through a dozen or so 76 weapons to check. It was a good idea, saves a lot of space. Let me know if you run into any issues and I can give if a few more whirls if need be. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 17:51, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

TVA Report 1

Even before joining the TVA, this user, Intrepid, has show editing skills and an ability to cooperate and participate in the community at large. Between skills shown in his sandbox. a series of benchmarks, and his own expressed interest, Intrepid has been able able to showcase what he knows how to do as well as the areas he hopes to improve most, such as technical editing and polishing up on wiki conventions. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 10:27, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Sound files

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I see where you're going, but I can't find the QSTHoloBWCTaser [SNDR:0043BAEE] under Response Data. See image. But I understand now the files are in the QST map. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 08:11, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch! Figured it all out now with the new version of xEdit! Just found the proper deathclaw roar on Operation Summary - Blackwell. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 09:05, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

Fallout 76 player character

You gave some good background evidence there for change to Vault Dweller. I still like Resident better, we've used it for so long already and it differentiates much better than Vault Dweller. I'm also a bit frustrated because personally I heard no one complain about it for two years and now they come up with this. Important thing is that I see a lot of community input (good thing I made an alert of it) and that makes that I think I can live better with either decision. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 10:41, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Fallout 76 Player Character

It's a semantics thing for me really. I recognize that Bethesda says one particular title used for the PCs is the one they want, but there are multiple titles which others users appear to be calling "fanon" when in reality appear in-game (Residents). I'll happily change my vote to match Bethesda's preferred title when the position of Option 2 reflects that there are multiple legitimate titles used in the game ("Residents", "Seventy-Sixers", etc.) but that Bethesda prefers the use of the "Vault Dwellers" moniker. Because right now I can't support an option which isn't actually correct. Sorry. Saxhleel12 (talk) 13:36, October 24, 2020 (UTC)


Do you know by any chance where I can find the Collectron protectron images in the game files? Can't find them in xEdit. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 21:09, October 28, 2020 (UTC)

I'm looking for the image on the Free States collectron page. That looks to me like an NIF render. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 22:10, October 28, 2020 (UTC)

TVA Report 2 and next section

Congrats on completing that section of the TVA! Report card is about as positive as it could be. Unless you have any lingering questions from the lessons that have yet to be asked, everything is going smoothly. No doubt being a tech wizard dataminer with a foundation of technical knowledge has helped you to accel in the wiki, both in the TVA and in general.

The next section is going to be focused primarily on using templates. Some aspects, like the sandbox, we already covered earlier on, so this one will be a shorter series of quizzes. Here ya go! One other minor thing to note in case you are browsing, with some of the TVA content still being shuffled around, you may notice the nav box outlines sections a little differently than the full listing of lesson plans. All the individual lessons and quizzes are correctly numbered, just the sections which currently have lessons paired into slightly different groupings.

At any rate, you should be all set to keep plowing through. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 13:49, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Edid font

I see you removing the <tt> typemachine font editor ID coding on the item pages. We've got those all over the place on the wiki in many categories and on overview pages (items, quests). Not sure why we started using that but it's there. I'd like a good reason for removing that, otherwise leave it be I reckon. Jspoelstra (talk) 14:59, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Being important/affecting, the move from Fallout 76 holotapes and notes to separate pages/categories is approved by me, but not yet by bureaucrat Tagaziel (as far as I know). So hold on for that before you start moving more pages. Jspoelstra (talk) 15:09, 24 November 2020 (UTC)


I did that because it the sandbox was a copy of The Scribe of Avalon (season) and had a link to Inkwell's Quill paint with capped Q, while on the Scribe of Avalon it has a lowercap, creating two red linked pages for the same item. We only need one. Jspoelstra (talk) 19:10, 10 December 2020 (UTC)


I changed the names for those campgrounds, you are totally right about needing the change. I can handle the redirects, too. And even more thanks for the link to all the campgrounds. I will be in the game world in the real world later this week and can't wait to see them with my own eyes! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 23:58, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Just kidding on redirects, looks like you already did them! Right-o! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 00:02, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

A legitimate heir

Only the most glorious and beautiful axe ever forged by mortal hands could possibly suffice today, to commemorate such Mysterious Milestones.

You have been given one axe to rule them all.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
You are now a legitimate heir to the Nukapedia throne, with an edit count that officially validates your having of opinions.
-kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 11:58, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

-kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 11:58, 16 December 2020 (UTC)


If the currency is a bottle cap, then use nothing. Every other currency you can add an icon. See how that works. Jspoelstra (talk) 18:27, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Can you give me an overview of the articles (categories) in Fallout 76 that generally are affected, and to what degree? I'm still not sure, if we start doing this, what's to hold back people asking to do it on older games (wanting to use the caps icon there). Jspoelstra (talk) 16:37, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
That's still a lot of pages, most of em I'd say. Tell you what, if Tagaziel and/or AllYourFavorites agree with it go ahead, they know the game well (unlike me). I don't want to make this decision alone. Jspoelstra (talk) 15:26, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Intrepid, I love the icons. Go for it. Makes it so much easier for me and others to know what currency we need. Solid work! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 16:57, 27 December 2020 (UTC)


I'm wondering about the revert you made here, since a few other people online seem to stating that Grenadier only affects throwables (grenades), and not explosions from weapons or legendary effects. In particular, Angry Turtle has stated that here. Can you confirm your claim? -- Bovinejeff (talk) 20:44, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello there! Let me first explain that angry turtle is not an authority on anything fallout 76 related. He refuses to listen to the dataminers who provide accurate information about what it going on in the game using the games files themselves. In the case of this claim the way grenadier works is that equipping the perk (Grenadier01 "Grenadier" [PERK:00393F66]) casts a spell (AbPerkGrenadier "Glow Sight" [SPEL:00393F67]) on your character. That spell then applies a magic effect (AbPerkFortifyExplosionRadius "Fortify Explosive Radius" [MGEF:00393F68]) with either 50% for rank one or 100% for rank 2. The magic effect then modifies an actor value (STAT_ExplosionRadius "Explosion Radius" [AVIF:00066997]) which gets set to whichever value the magic effect was passed in. That actor value is only ever used in one spot which is one of the base player perks (STAT_DamagePerk "Player Damage Stat Mod Perk" [PERK:0023A0EB]). In this there is an effect that calls a function called "Mod Player Explosion Scale" with a modifier of "Multiply 1 + Actor Value Mult". The actor value is then multiplied against 0.01 and the resulting value is applied to the scale of the explosion. Nowhere in any of this does it even check if it's a thrown weapon explosion. Here are all the images from the files themselves: https://imgur.com/a/S9dKcs9. Angry turtle has also said things like "The SBQ is immune to explosive weapons" which is entirely incorrect as well. -Eckserah User Eckserah.png Head Dataminer 16:56, 27 December 2020 (UTC)


You are now a patroller. Make us proud. Richie9999 (talk) 06:06, 3 January 2021 (UTC)


Hooray! Congrats on your new title, what an exciting day! I wanted to give you this handy guide for patrolling, and if you know the information, feel free and ignore me completely! Any questions, feel free to ask me. Congrats again and welcome to the Nukapedia staff team! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 07:50, 3 January 2021 (UTC)


Undid you edit because Carter recently died in Vault 3 after he was kidnapped travelling to New Vegas. The prisoners themselves couldn't have been there long because the Fiends don't keep prisoners alive that aren't useful, which Rick Lancer states and fears them figuring out. Devastating DaveZIP ZAP RAP 07:17, 23 January 2021 (UTC)


Heya! I am always happy to help and of course would be willing to review this. Let me take a look and I will let you know my thoughts after I dig into it a little bit more. I appreciate you coming to me for help, I am glad to do so anytime. Stay tuned! --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 10:36, 23 January 2021 (UTC)


Scribe-Howard figured it out with the Eviction notice (Wastelanders) and Flavia's disappearance notes that state she had been missing/closed for months. Devastating DaveZIP ZAP RAP 19:39, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

If you want my two cents, the last eviction notice confirms that her missing/death happened some months prior to the Great War. Otherwise that Pawn Shop would've been completely empty as Flavia's stuff was thrown to the curb or in a garbage dump somewhere. Devastating DaveZIP ZAP RAP 19:58, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

NOTY 2020

Howdy! Congrats on being one the nominees for NOTY. Just like the discussions ping, I'm reaching out to let you know. If you want, you can say something to highlight why you feel you are the user of the year. Here are some examples other users have had in the past.

If and when you decide what you would like to say, copy it and send it to me. I'll give you a few easy options to reach me since not everyone is everywhere. You can leave a message on my talk page, you can @ me anywhere on the nuka discord, or you can @ me on the 2021 off-Topic thread. If you do not intend to write a message or if you want to decline the nomination, please let me know as well, so I'm not having to track someone down to squeeze an answer out of anyone. There's no deadline to reply, but I would appreciate it if it's sooner rather than later.

Thanks, The Dyre Wolf (talk) 04:36, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Why the Gender neutral language?

Hello, I want to talk about my edit on the Vault Dweller's page, as I am very much confused. It is confirmed in Fallout 2 that the VD was male. When describing the canonical events of Fallout 1, it makes very little sense to describe the VD as "they".


Heart exploded

The talk page message you left me hit me right in the feels. Not to make myself sound cool, but I guess I had not reflected on the different ways I contribute. What you said was really, really nice and it meant a lot to hear. Messages like that make it easier to keep on keepin' on during days I feel deflated. Thanks for the confidence fuel. Also I caught that FNV reference, nice, now you're speakin' my language. EvEr uPWaRdS! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 07:08, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

fastest hands in the ...area

Thanks so much for helping out with that talk page message on ore/excavatorthinger. You answered it before I could even holler that there was a question to be answered! Go team! And by team I mean you! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 05:08, 29 March 2021 (UTC)


Assume good faith: Do your best to assume that other editors are trying to help unless you have evidence to the contrary. Accidents happen, and not everybody has a lot of experience with editing a wiki.

Unless there is proof to the edits in question coming from a user who has been banned, there is only bad faith being assumed from a patroller making multiple reverts without evidence or reasoning as to why. 02:19, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

You have already been identified as a banned user through multiple points of verification, and this has been discussed with multiple admins who concur that you are indeed a banned user. Thank you for reaching out to receive an explanation.
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Edit conflict

It's all right, accidents happen. Aiden4017 (talk) 07:44, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

NTV 2020

Just stopping by with a little something for all of our NTV runners-up this year. Feel free to do with it what you will!

GoodNatured.pngNTV 2020 Runner-up

We're well into 2021, so maybe this year will be yours to claim! The Dyre Wolf (talk) 16:06, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Disclaimer template

I can respect your support for this template, and your argumentation (though I'm hesitant myself), but refering to Tagaziel the way you did was unnecessary. A little more common courtesy is at its place here. About the template, I've asked Eckserah to make this template a more concrete and we'll see how it goes from there. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 12:10, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

About the categories, you meant splitting the armor and apparel plans category. I suppose that's ok for a better overview. I'm not entirely satisfied with the Category:Fallout 76 plans category, but we'll talk about that in MotM. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 12:46, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Praise Ug-Qualtoth!

My faith in humanity has been restored. I am so sorry that this happened to you, but I can't begin to express how overjoyed I am that justice carried the day. Now we can get back to the fun stuff ... tons of edits :) -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 19:23, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

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