I would like a bot to add categories to Tier 1 to Tier 5 upgrades. I have created the categories for the Tier 1 to Tier 5 upgrades, but due to not wanting to do excessively repetitive tasks, I would like a bot to add categories to all known BTD5 and BTD6 upgrades.
Hi, adding similar categories to upgrade pages sounds like a good idea.
I believe we should create separate categories for BTD5 and BTD6, as one upgrade can be for example tier 2 in BTD5 while being tier 1 in BTD6, so it could be categories such as "Category:BTD5 Tier 1 Upgrades".
Sadly, I have no way how to categorize the upgrade pages with bot, as I have no way how to automatically identify what tier the particular upgrade is.
If by what you're describing is an issue with which upgrade page should receive what categories, I guess we should manually list in the categories. If there is a way for the bot operator to list a bunch of pages that need addition of specific upgrades for the bot to implement in, that would be nice. It would ideal if the bot is programmed to semi-automatically insert the Tier X Upgrades category(s) onto specified BTD5 and BTD6 upgrade pages; the main reason why I was asking for bot request in the first place is because I don't want to do the unnecessary massed edits on the wiki.
As for a list, I will be in process of making the giant list, but it will take me a lot of time to create it.
Here are some example analysis on implementing the category business:
Upgrades appearing in both BTD5 and BTD6 that have the same tier ranks, even if different paths (e.g. Razor Sharp Shots), will receive only one tier category.
Upgrades that only appear in BTD5 or BTD6 and resemble nothing similar to any upgrade that would appear in the predecessor/successor game (e.g. Sonic Boom in BTD5, as it only grants frozen-popping as a singular upgrade, or Caltrops in BTD6, as no Ninja Monkey featured Spike Factory properties in BTD5) will not require special category rules.
Upgrades with overlapping upgrade similarity names but with the same page (e.g. Triple Darts against Triple Shot in the case of BTD5 vs BTD6) will be treated as a single page, and thus will be treated like #5.
Upgrades with differing tier ranks in BTD5 and BTD6 (e.g. Glaive Lord) receive two tier categories. If in the case of upgrades that were replaced a pre-existing role in BTD6 as another upgrade (e.g. Maim MOAB replacing old role of Cripple MOAB), add two upgrade tier upgrade categories for the BTD5 upgrade and one for the BTD6 replacer.
For starters, we should find all the articles that have Category:Bloons TD 6 but not Category:Bloons TD 5. The upgrade infoboxes of most BTD6-exclusive upgrade pages (by which should be defined by the priorly mentioned sentence) probably would consistently have either the words "Path X" or "X" (where "X" is a number between 1 and 3, mutually inclusive) on the "Path" statistic section of the infobox.
I'm adding the categories like "BTD5 Tier 1 Upgrades". Personally, I find no purpose in a category like "Tier 1 Upgrades" as the fact the upgrade is tier 1 somewhere has basically no valuable information to me. The same with categories "Path 1 upgrades" or "Final upgrades" which I would like to rework too.
Anyways, if you want me to add the categories like "Tier 1 Upgrades", let me know. Now, it will be easier to add it, as I can simply add "Tier 1 Upgrades" category to pages in categories "BTD5 Tier 1 Upgrades" and "BTD6 Tier 1 Upgrades".
BTW, links on the templates are not as accurate as we thought. Several links are redirects, which is not a problem as I basically skip redirects with AWB, but several links lead to disambig pages, so the bot accidentally categorized them. I tried to fix them manually after I noticed it, but I may have missed some.