Last modified on 11 November 2010, at 02:45

Template talk:Chronology

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Eras

I have an issue with this template. The games aren't sorted into any type of eras. A user who isn't completely aware of the difference between the eras could interpret this as if GTA 2 takes place two years before GTA III, which in turn take place seven years before GTA IV, which they don't. In the world of each of those games, the world of the other's doesn't even exist. I suggest one of two things:

  1. Splitting this into different eras for GTA 1 and it's expansion packs, GTA 2, the GTA III Era, and the GTA IV Era.
  2. Splitting the template into one template for each era.

The first option has the advantage of listing all games, which can also be a disadvantage of listing games that have no relationship with the page being viewed (eg. a link to GTA III on the GTA IV page). The second option reverses those, but also adds it's own disadvantage. The GTA III Era has six games, and the GTA IV Era has four, and growing. However, the GTA 2 Era only has one game, so it wouldn't have a template at all. I suggest using option two for the GTA III and GTA IV eras, simply don't include one on the GTA 2 page, and maybe/maybe not make one for the GTA 1 Era. I also wouldn't entirely disagree with option one, but I don't like the current template, as it is like a timeline, but lists events that don't happen on the same timeline. Thoughts? Biggest GTA Fan EverTalk 08:57, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

Usefulness

I really don't like this template. It keeps cropping up on every game's page, awkwardly at the side, and I'm not sure it's that useful. Yes, for the GTA III Era the chronology is important to the complex interwoven storyline, but not for any of the other games or eras. A list of games in release order would make more sense, as users could easily get confused if they don't understand (or see) the word "Chronology" and assume it means release dates. Could we make a simpler template for the GTA III Era chronology, that's only used on those pages? Perhaps a simple horizontal list of games would be more appropriate for most game page, something like {{games}}? Gboyers 01:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)