Talk:Naga

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GW2[edit]

In GW2, will the Naga exist anymore?--File:Image-Necro Shea mo signature.jpg Necro Shea Mo 03:11, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

I suggest you post at GW2W. balistic 03:46, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

The Naga are the inhabitants of Naga Land a state in the SE of Assam. They are described as stocky, with black hair and copper coloured faces. I guess they may not be too happy to be linked to a race of snake-like beings. Moebius the Malign 17:38, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

"Nāgas are creatures said to be divine serpents with semi-godly powers in Hinduism" - that's the origin of the term for the fantasy naga, of multiple games and lores. -- Konig/talk 22:12, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
"Naga are central to controlling the rains in Khmer Empire mythology. they are snake-like multi-headed creatures"
There are lots of different types of Naga; it isn't appropriate to list them all. Also, see Nāga (which doesn't list the Khmer Empire, although Khmer architecture does).
If the Guild Wars race also had the power to control the weather (or at least the rains) in Factions, then I would support including the note.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 16:59, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
We may as well leave it in there, as they have the same name, are water based and serpent-like. Jackster 21:42, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
But they are not multi-headed, nor do they have say over the weather, nor are they "key" (or, rather, important) creatures in Cantha (except for being a source of clothing and furniture). I do not know that mythology well, but I think the japanese naga are far more likely to be the origin - they are snake-like demons and are, in fact, the origin for most "Naga" races in various fantasy fiction, including Warcraft for example. -- Konig/talk 23:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Although that is true, we may as well leave them in there as they have the same name, are water based and serpent like. They don't have to be exactly the same they could have been changed, we may as well leave it there.Jackster 16:45, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

How is the second Trivia note related to the article at all? --138.253.87.104 11:52, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Chart[edit]

I find the existing chart gives too much weight to 3 types of Naga that appear only briefly during a single, optional quest. The standard presentation also requires a distracting footnote. I've put together a side-by-side comparison: current (and standard) presentation is on the left; a suggested alternative is on the right. here.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:48, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't find it at all distracting or what-have-you. This is also how it's done everywhere else, for years, with absolutely no complaints. It's also, imo, far less clumpy and far more organized looking than how you had it. -- Konig/talk 02:55, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
We should always look for what works best and, sure, all things being equal, we shouldn't change something simply for the sake of change; there must be a compelling reason. In this case, I think there is: the footnotes look awkward and it's misleading to elevate Elder Nagas to equal status since their appearance rate is near zero. I accept that you (and perhaps others) disagree. I'll see if I can come up with another option that might look better.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:11, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
I'd agree that grouping the Elder Naga in some way looks better and makes it easier to parse. I couldn't find anything on GWW:FORMAT that encourages one way or the other (did I miss something?).
The layout as it has been used everywhere groups creatures that may appear together in a party, which usually coincides with grouping by area and trophy. When both groupings differ, I'd consider the former to be more meaningful than the latter.
(I don't really care whether the quest note is inline or in a footnote or someplace else, I just think these three should be a separate group.) Tub 03:26, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
How about keeping the footnote and use a <hr> instead of the regular black table line, as it does not seperate them that 'hard':
The Jade Sea Warrior 23 (26) Naga Warrior
Ranger 24 (26) Naga Archer
Ritualist 24 (26) Naga Ritualist
Warrior 23 (26) Elder Naga Warrior1
Ranger 24 (26) Elder Naga Archer1
Ritualist 24 (26) Elder Naga Ritualist1
Naga Skin
  1. Only during Challenge of Strength.
aRTy 03:38, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
That works for me. Thanks for putting something together.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:40, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Still don't see a need for it myself... -- Konig/talk 03:46, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Claws and Fangs[edit]

Would it be safe to say at this point that all Naga drop Monstrous Claws and Fangs?