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Baggins

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iceman Edit

Hi there. Iceman has been one of my favorite games. Do you think that there is any indication that it happens in the "same universe" with PQ? If yes, I would love to add its information here. MoffRebusMy Talk 12:53, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

They don't seem to be directly connected other than maybe some general 'Sierraverse' cameos and easter eggs. Its interesting to note Iceman gets a few "Sierraverse" cameos in other games including Quest for Glory. Sadly, Its the one sierra game I haven't completed, due its unforgiving difficult arcade sequences, and requirements of following exact procedures. Its loaded with a few dead ends, maybe worse than KQV. So I don't remember specific cameos/easter eggs, etc.
I've thought about including it and Blue Force in this wiki simply because they were created by Jim Wallace. Other than that, I don't think it would be entirely fair to start branching off webpages random devoted completely to those games, since they are technically different IPs. So maybe just one single page devoted to each of those games, with general information.
In contrast I did include Soft-porn Adventure and Mystery House on their related wikis since they represented games which directly inspired LSL and Laura Bow series. We have also created pages for random references between games on various omnipedias. For example references to Daventry, Graham, and Rosella from newspapers.
Iceman is pretty detailed, that I might actually create a sierra omnipedia specifically for it later on. Although info will be limited to obviously what can be found in the game, alternative puzzle solutions and dead ends, and plenty of detail from the military manual that is required to actually get anywhere in the game. If anyone can dig up any of the concept information for cancelled Iceman II, that should be included as well. But I'm gonna wait on that until people start filling in a bit more information in some of the other Sierra wikis. Right now Ecoquest, LSL, Dr. Brain, Gabriel Knight, and Laura Bow omnipedias are pretty barren. So I won't be creating Iceman just yet, unless you really want one, and will be filling it out actively.Baggins 20:30, April 17, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I agree with your notion that Iceman is quite rich in details and would deserve a wiki, and that's the very reason I proposed to adopt it here. On the other hand, I believe that only rich franchises/series would deserve a wiki; opening a whole brand new wiki dedicated only to one single story which failed to spawn any franchise, would be a bit "too much"-ish.
That's why I thought that perhaps we could uhm... "tweak" the Sierraverse and... consider Iceman a spin-off of PQ, incorporating its world here, with articles on Johnny Westland, USS Blackhawk etc. This "Golden Mean" would do justice to Iceman and also save us the "trouble" (ok I know it's not a big deal) to create a wiki for it.
If you agree with me, I will be a good Moff and work on it here, but I would never ask you to open a wiki just for it. So, if you prefer to keep the PQ wiki "pure", I can't but respect that.
As for the other topics, I have to note that Iceman had very few easter-eggs, if any at all. At least I didn't notice any. Also, I recommend you use a walkthrough; it is winnable. MoffRebusMy Talk 00:05, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I think this wiki should be kept pure. Like I said before if pages exist, only base information should be included, simply to define what Jim Wallace was doing outside of the PQ series. Articles like Johnny Westland, Blackhawk etc, shouldn't be in this wiki (not unless they were mentioned in another PQ game). I've got another idea however, that can be used until a decision can be made however. Further information soon.Baggins 10:19, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, as here is the plan, I've recently adopted the Sierra Wiki (a dead wiki that only had a 1 article), and began expanding it as the general, everything having to do with Sierra and its subsidiaries (and general ips). It will include some of the games from Ips that started with Sierra but were taken over by other companies. Think of it as a merged omnipedia of all of the other omnipedias but but much broader subject matter. For now it will be the home of the Iceman game and details.Baggins 17:57, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

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