Lore talk:Vivec (city)
I updated this page because I thought it was sorely lacking in information. Unfortunately, my knowledge of the markup codes is a bit lacking, so if someone could please breeze through and touch it up with some links and what-not, it'd be much appreciated. - Simple 05:10, 30 July 2007 (EDT)
As Vivec no longer exists, I think the article should speak about it in past, I mean, "Vivec was" and not "Vivec is". 22.214.171.124 10:26, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
- Generally, Lore articles are written in a time-ambiguous form, since they're referenced from a lot of different parts of the site. Since Vivec existed in Morrowind (and presumably before that), the present tense is more appropriate. – Robin Hood↝talk 23:46, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
- This is tricky. The last paragraph does make use of past participles while the rest uses present, putting it at odds with the rest of the article. Logically, lore pages should change as new lore is introduced, as a time-ambiguous format can be a little jarring and, if the reader isn't paying enough attention, potentially misleading. This would require a lot of tedious editing, however, of a vast number of lore pages to bring everything up to speed.
- Personally, I feel that not enough real-world time has passed since its in-game destruction to justify changing it. I don't have any statistics about this, but I get the impression there are still a lot of players who are still playing and enjoying Morrowind, as well as some who are still just discovering it, and I think that for all of their sakes' it should just be left alone. Peterpeterohsofeeter 07:11, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I changed it to past tense but if you don't like it feel free to change it back. Gideon Dragontongue 16:00, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Now that I think about it, let's leave the lore article in the past tense and ensure that the Morrowind article is in the present. Gideon Dragontongue 17:48, 22 November 2011 (UTC)