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The prepatch updated a bunch of NPCs in Stormwind and Orgrimmar and changed the eyes of female high elf to violet.

  1. Glancing at some old goblin and (pre-2.0) elf pages, the images seem to be separated. Should the cases like Kathrum Axehand, where he now looks like completely different, follow the same pattern? This would mean having two pictures of Kathrum, his Shadowlands and pre-Shadowlands look (here, Deluded's idea for two images in infobox could come in handy, if it is still to be considered, or just regularly put the old file to Gallery section). Or do we want to upload new appearance over the existing file?
  2. What about NPCs that have only a small detail changed, like the high elves having violet eyes? (tbh, this seems kinda sus to me, and I wonder if it is just a bug?)

Personally, I would go with two files for big changes, and upload a new file over existing one with small changes. Thoughts? --HordeRace bloodelf male.jpg Mordecay (talk) 22:21, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

If this idea was implemented, could do both pictures in the infobox. Else having the old one in the gallery is fine. And yea, I agree with that: big changes, separate. Small changes, same file. — SurafbrovWowpedia's wiki representative T / C 00:39, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I think it's fine with two files for major changes yeah. I've not noticed the eye thing yet, but will see if I can find examples tomorrow. PeterWind (talk) 01:04, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Agreed with Suraf. However, I don't think tabs for infoboxes should be used for this kind of thing. To me it makes more sense to only use tabs if an NPC has multiple concurrent appearances (e.g. NPCs that can spawn as different genders or minor NPCs who appear with different names in different locations like Blanchy), and keeping "historical" depictions in a gallery outside the infobox. --IconSmall TrollDeathKnight Male.gif DeludedTroll (talkcontribs) 11:14, 15 October 2020 (UTC)