Help:Example System

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This Example System article is to designed to help with adding new star system overview articles to the wiki. Just follow the instructions below.

Usage Instructions

Create a new article, switch to the Source tab in the article editor, and then Copy and paste the following. Update each line, as appropriate.

|description=Star Citizen - Systems - Description, 160 Char limit. (Can take longer, but only 160 chars will be displayed on google search results.)
{{TNT|Infobox System
|Name = System Name
|Image =
|System Type =
|Asteroid Belts =
|Size =
|Star Type =
|Affiliation =
|Planets =
|Jump Points =
|Population =
|Economy =
|Threat =
|Space Stations =

Description, which may initially be from Galactic Guide, Unlock Comm-Link, Jump Point Comm Link or Starmap but is not limited to it. Regular namespace articles are updated as new information comes in.

Please note that as a regular namespace article (unlike Comm-Links), cannot be its own source. Please do cite sources.

Please do add wiki links to first appearance important names & terms.

Splitting large chunks of description info into sub-sections can be helpful for readability, and this may already be the format of an information source.

Some potential description sub-sections include:

=== History ===

=== Culture ===

=== Industry ===

=== Economy ===

Again please remember to source.

The next section of the article should list any and all planets in the system. If the Starmap treats an object as a planet, treat it as a planet (i.e. Synthworld, Delamar, Ellis XI and Spider would therefore fall under this section). However, satellites of planets should not be included.

Here is an example of the Planets section:

== Planets ==

=== [[Example I]] ===
Starmap description of Example I {{RSIref|url=Paste the part of the Starmap URL from "starmap?" onwards|Example I - Starmap}}

=== [[Planet Name|Planet Name : Example II]] ===
Comm-Link description of Example II {{RSIref|url=Paste the part of the Comm-Link URL from "comm-link" onwards|Planet Name - Starmap}}

If both Starmap and Comm-Link info on planets are available, use the Starmap info in the Planets section.

The next section of the article should list any and all asteroid belts in the system, including asteroid fields and asteroid clusters. However do not include any objects already listed in the Planets section, i.e. Delamar, Ellis XI.

Here is an example of the Asteroid Belts section:

== Asteroid Belts ==

The Example system contains two asteroid belts. [[Example Belt Alpha|Belt Alpha]] is located between the planets [[Example I]] and [[Planet Name]]. The [[Named Asteroid Cluster]] lies at the system's edge.{{RSIref|url=Paste Starmap URL like before|text=Example System - Starmap}}

The next section of the article should list any and all space stations orbiting the system's center, i.e. its star. Do not include stations that orbit any other astral body such as planets or moons.

Here is an example of the Space Stations section:

== Space Stations ==
=== [[Named Station]] ===
Starmap description {{RSIref|url=Paste Starmap URL like before|text=Example System - Starmap}}

The last section, Known Jump Points - lists any and all known jump points within the system.

Here is an example of the Known Jump Points section:

== Known Jump Points ==

{| class="wikitable"
!Jump Gate
|[[Example - AnotherExample]]
|[[Example - YetAnotherExample]]

Note that this table can be expanded by duplicating the 5 lines above the |}

End by copy/pasting:

== References ==
<references />

Edit "System Name" in the info box and substitute the appropriate system name. Use the system's name only - "Example", rather than "Example System"

Featured Image

We need a featured image for our System Infobox. The standard protocol is to use a top-down view of the system as a whole, using the Starmap's 2D function.

As an example, Stanton uses a shot that clearly displays all 4 of the system's planets. Of course this isn't always feasible for larger/denser systems.

If no such suitable Starmap shot is available, system art would be the next best thing. It might be hard to track down however - if it exists at all.


The following may be useful for manipulating images on the the RSI Website:

Comm-Link featured images are often cropped for effect, and may not be the most suitable for showing full art etc. What we may need to do is take the "post_section_header" and change it to "post" (for smaller, approx 500 pixel wide) or "source" (highest resolution) and pull the result from the RSI website:

Once you have an applicable image, it can be uploaded clearly named to indicate the system's name and that it is a system, i.e. "Stanton2DSystem.PNG"

Remember to enter the image's uploaded name in the image field of the info box so it will show up.

If no applicable image exists or can be found, leave the image field blank.