What are Tags?
Tags are those little red words at the bottom left of a vast amount of the wiki pages.
What do they do?
They categorize pages and associate them to one another, and displays the Tag name on the Tag Cloud.
The Tag Cloud can be seen in the left side bar of the wiki (doesn't it look awesome). These are the most popular / frequently used Tags. A full Tag Cloud can be seen here or by clicking any Tag.
So…. what's the point?
It's best described by example. Let's say you want to see every Zard in the game,
our monsters are all on one big list, you'd have to check them all. Simply click on the "Zard" tag and it will bring back every page we have chosen to label with the word "Zard". Pretty simple, and pretty useful.
I have a great idea for a Tag! How can I have it added?
If there is a tag you would like to add, change or remove, please post in this thread providing the tag name, description of the tag (what the tag is used for), and the reason for the addition/change/removal. The idea will be discussed and implemented if there is enough positive reaction. Please feel free to give your opinion on other people's tag suggestions!
Are there any rules to Tags?
As always, follow the HS Wiki Rules.
Other than that, here are a few guidelines:
- Any page can have more than one tag.
- All tags must be a single word, or joined with a hyphen. Use a space and it will be considered 2 or more separate tags.
- Please ensure you spell all tags exactly the same way, as tags with typos are technically a different tag.
- If you don't understand a tag, click it and see what other items have the same tag. Please try not to suggest new tags if a suitable tag exists (e.g. don't add "Tux" when we have "Suit") unless you think it is necessary.
Most tags are important in their way otherwise they wouldn't exist, but there a few special ones that are tied into other functions on the wiki, namely:
founder, member, rare, sc, seasonal, specialoffer and temporary
How do I add/remove Tags?
There is a little red button at the bottom of every page, click that and add / delete the tag you want, then hit save.
The more careful we are with our tags, the better they work. Happy tagging everyone!
The following is a list of every tag we are currently using, and a short description of what they mean:
ae-staff - This item/monster/NPC is based on a member of the Artix Entertainment staff (please note, they are still NPCs, and not the staff member's actual characters)
aethemed - this item/monster/NPC is themed from AE games (the themed subject must exist in other AE games before it did in HS in order to apply)
alpha - this was only available during the alpha testing of HeroSmash
animated - this item is animated (excluding anything that has blinking eyes)
armor - this is an armor
axe - this is an axe
backfollower - this back item is a being which follows behind you (this tag includes floating and clinging riders)
backitem - this is an item for the back that doesn't fit the other "cape" tags (i.e. jetpack, wings, backpack, etc)
backpack - this is a backpack
backweapon - this back item is a weapon on your back (swords, guns, etc)
balloon - this is made from, or is related to, balloons
bird - this is a bird, or uses birds as part of it's design
bodyart - this armor, head item, or NPC has Body Art (Tattoos, Facepaint, /etc)
boss - this is a boss
bow - this is a bow
box - this is a box, or is made of boxes
bugged - this is currently bugged in HS (does not include minor bugs such as typos)
cane - this is a cane
canine - this is or is part canine, or uses dogs in its design
cape - this is a cape
chainsaw - this is, or has, a chainsaw
charcreation - this item can be obtained by creating a new character
clicktoactivate - this does something special or changes its appearance when clicked
colorcustom - this item is color customizable (excluding hair with CC Hair Color)
cutscene - this is the script of a cutscene
dagger - this is a dagger
defaultbase - this item has a default base level range (0-1).
delete - this tag is for notifying admins/moderators that a certain page needs deleting
dragonkhan - this is involved in the DragonKhan event
dress - this armor/NPC/monster is wearing a dress
explosive - this is an explosive device such as a rocket or a bomb
facialhair - this armor, helmet, mask, NPC or monster has facial hair
facialmarking - this is a generic tag for any item in the facial markings category
feline - this is or is part feline, or uses cats in its design
fish - this is a fish, part fish, or uses fish in its design
flaming - this item is on fire
food - this is a food, or uses food as part of its design
founder - this is only accessible by a Founder of HeroSmash (Members who upgraded within the first month of HS's beta release)
free - this item can be purchasable for free (or if it was put on your inventory) without spending real life currency/money or Fame/SmashCoins to get it and they aren't monster drops or quest rewards
freeplayer - this doesn't have to be paid for with real currency, and can be used (or accessed) by a free player
fur - this item has fur on it
glasses - this head item/armor/NPC has glasses, goggles, monacle, etc
glove - this is a generic tag for any item in the gloves category
gun - this is a gun
hair - this is a generic tag for any item in the hairs category
hairdesign - this is a head, helm, or mask that uses hair on its design
hat - this is a hat
head - this is a generic tag for any item in the heads category
headband - this helm/armor/NPC has a headband
headitem - this is a generic tag for any item in the head items category
helm - this is a generic tag for any item in the helms category
helmet - this helm is actually a helmet
highbase - this item has a high base level range (15-20).
horns - this helm/armor/monster/item has true horns on their head or there's a head with true horns as part of the design
human - this is, or is part human
incomplete - this wiki page is currently missing information
instrument - this is an instrument
jetpack - this is a jetpack
katana - this item is a Katana
limited-time - this is only available in a limited time shop
lowbase - this item has a low base level range (2-8).
mace - this is a mace
mask - this is a generic tag for any item in the masks category
mechanical - this is a mechanical item/monster/NPC (or has mechanical things in it if it is a location)
mediumbase - this item has a medium base level range (9-14).
melee - this weapon uses a Melee-type attack
member - this is only available to AQW Legends or HS Members
mergeitem - items required for merging in a merge shop
mergereward - item obtained through merging in a merge shop
mergeshop - this is a merge shop
misc - this item can be located within the misc. tab
mission - this is a mission or a set of missions
missionreward - this is a reward from a mission
missiongiver - this will give you missions
missionitem - inventory items used in a mission
missionreward - this is a reward from a mission
monster - this is a monster
morph - this item morphs you into something else
movie - this is part of the Movie Plex or Blockbuster Movie Festival
npc - this is an NPC, Non Playable Character
obtainedonce - this item can be obtained only once on each player's account
parody - this item/monster/NPC is a spoof of a popular person/theme in the modern world
pirate - this is or is related to a pirate
plant - this is or uses plants in its design
player - this NPC is based on an actual player
polearm - this is a polearm
power - this is a generic tag for any item in the powers category
- power-physical - any power that deals physical damage
- power-energy - any power that deals energy damage
- power-fire - any power that deals fire damage
- power-ice - any power that deals ice damage
- power-mental - any power that deals mental damage
- power-poison - any power that deals poison damage
- power-radiation - any power that deals radiation damage
- power-shadow - any power that deals shadow damage
- power-heal - any power that directly restores health
- power-buff - any beneficial status effect
- power-debuff - any harmful status effect
pumpkin - this is or is related to a pumpkin
pvp - this is for any PvP related
range - this weapon uses a Range-type attack (with an additional special animation during auto attack)
rare - this is no longer obtainable or accessible (by people who don't already have it/access to it)
sc - this is a SC item
scar - this head item/armor/NPC has a scar or scars on its skin
scythe - this is a scythe
seasonal - this item/NPC/location/monster comes once a year, every year
shield - this is a generic tag for any item in the shields category
shop - this is a shop
skeletal - this item uses skulls/bones in its design
specialoffer - this item is only obtainable via an AE special offer
staff - this is a staff
suit - this armor/NPC/monster is wearing a suit
sword - this is a sword
temporary - this item is placed in your temporary inventory and disappears once you logout
toss - a weapon-design related to the act of throwing including projectile, spray, hurl, launch, fling etc
vendor - you can purchase items from here
war - this is a war, or was involved in a war
whip - this is a whip
winged - this item/monster/NPC has wings incorporated into its design
wings - a back item that is a pair of wings
Some More In-Depth Tag Descriptions
NPCs or Non Playable or Playing Characters are people in the game that you interact with, that aren't controlled by a real person. They may give you may quests, sell you items, and/or give you information.
NPCs are tagged in two ways:
1. NPC - A normal Non Playable Character
Examples: Hottica, Oscar, Samantha
2. Player - This is an NPC based on an actual player. They are added in-game either through contests or other forms of recognition.
Examples: Bhod, Darcron, Twi
3. AE-Staff - This is an NPC based on a member of the Artix Entertainment staff (please note, they are still npc's, and not the staff member's actual characters)
Examples: Beleen, Dage the Evil, Zheenx
Seasonal Tags on Items
Seasonal tags will be tagged according to their rarity and depending on whether the item returns or not.
1. Seasonal/Event Item
Items with such rarity value will always be tagged seasonal, except IF it does not return again during the following year's event. If so, replace with a Rare tag instead.
2. Seasonal/Event Rare
- Items with seasonal rare rarity, has NO year suffix - use a rare tag when the event is removed in game.
- Items with seasonal rare rarity, has a year suffix - use a seasonal tag WITH a rare tag inside the TAB once the event was removed in game. If the event does not return the following year, it should remain the same likewise. Should the event returns but the item did not, REMOVE the rare tag from the tab, and replace the seasonal tag with rare tag at the top.
These special tags are for listing purposes to avoid the huge addition of also see notes for certain items. Please be careful when adding these as not all stuffs or similar name stuffs will fall in these categories: