This page contains all the guidelines required to be followed in editing the wiki. These guidelines are meant to establish consistency between articles, and help maintain the wiki's organization.

Currently, the rules are still in the process of being established. It would be of great help if you could vote in the polls below. If you have other ideas in mind, please use the talk page to discuss.

Page Creation

  • Page names should follow the Wikipedia naming conventions, i.e. page titles should be singular where the page describes a single 'thing' (e.g. Watcher, Health Potion), and plural where the page is effectively just a list of other 'things' (e.g. Weapons, Quests).
  • Wiki templates such as navboxes, infoboxes, and banners should be used when appropriate. Please refer to the wiki's page on template usage for more information. See Help: Templates
  • All critical names must be linked to the appropriate page in the wiki. See Help: Links
  • Only the first instance of the critical name will be linked, all subsequent names will be in plain text.

Writing Style

  • Use American English.
  • Use "the player" when speaking of events that happen in the real world (e.g. the player has to press R1 to melee attack). Use "Aloy" when speaking of events that happen in the game (e.g. Aloy discovers the GAIA Prime location).
  • All Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) names must be capitalized (e.g. GAIA, HADES).


  • Past tense is to be used for all character biographies (e.g. Aloy, Rost) and any events occurring in the Old Ones' Timeline (e.g. Ted Faro and Elisabet Sobeck were rivals as their beliefs clashed).
  • Present tense is to be used for all in-game events (e.g. Main Quests, Side Quests), and all subjects that still exist in Aloy's timeline (e.g. Wildlife, Resources)


  • Machine articles should follow this header layout: Appearance, History, Abilities, Components, Loot, Trivia, Gallery, Navigation.
Should "Skills and Abilities" be implemented as a header for character pages? (See "Aloy" character page)

The poll was created at 16:24 on July 20, 2017, and so far 15 people voted.


  • As a general guideline, please take a look at the blog post made by Lacrossedeamon on how we will categorize the wiki.
  • Any page belonging to a subcategory should not also be put under the parent category (e.g. Tearblaster is in the Ranged Weapons subcategory, it must not be found in the parent category Weapons).
  • All category titles will be plural.
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