|Manual of Style|
|Creatures • Biomes • Items • Effects|
This Manual of Style is the guideline by which Valheim articles should be written. Please consult the Manual of Style before making significant edits.
Article titles, or page titles, should use correct capitalization of proper nouns, and should not contain abbreviations. For monsters, a primary source (in-game name, interview, etc.) should be used to name pages. If primary sources are unavailable, secondary sources are acceptable.
An example of an article title using improper capitalization:
An example of an article title using proper capitalization:
Images must be official artwork or from screenshots of the game. Fan art is not preferred. Images must pertain to the pages that they are added to.
There should be only one link to the same article per paragraph. If the term appears constantly in a lengthy article it may be feasible to have a link every few paragraphs
The following guidelines should be observed when adding real life trivia to an article:
- Citation should be added to show legitimate factual backup to the theory.
- The information should be relevant to the content of the article.
- The article and the real life "thing" must share more than a common name; however, having a name in common is a major part of connecting the two things.
Article content should be written from third-person perspective using words such as he, she, and they. First-person ("I") and second-person ("You") perspectives should be avoided.
An example of incorrect perspective:
- You will find Boars in Meadows.
This sentence would be better written as:
- The player will find Boars in Meadows.
Plural vs. Singular
An entity (a person, monster, or god) in Valheim that is unique is referred to as a single object. Whenever more of one such entity exists, the page should be written with plurality in mind.
These words should only be used when the editor is prepared to cite who recommends or advises the reader to take certain actions. The cited source must be credible. If no such source exists, avoid using these words and rephrase the sentence.
"Note that", "Note the", and other similar phrases
These phrases are used to draw the reader's attention to certain information, but as this wikia is strictly an information source that does not tell people what to do, such phrases are considered superfluous. On the other hand, conveying relevant information in as few words as possible is a desirable trait.
- Note that Blobs cause the poison status effect.
This sentence offers the same information:
- Blobs cause the poison status effect.