Talk:List of melee weapons

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Deletion[edit source]

  • We already have a List of weapons, and I don't think melee is a complicated enough mechanic to warrant its own article, so where does this page fit in? I recommend deletion. PaxMeridia (talk) 20:33, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
I suggest having separate pages for "Guns" and "Melee" simply because of how large the lists can become. This becomes even more extreme if you intend to have dynamic, comparative tables like this. I find it easier for the use when there are separate pages and then a "weapons" page with those pages transcluded onto it. - Rasputiny (talk) 06:28, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
That is a good point. You would support a "List of melee weapons", then, taking content from the main List of weapons? That seems like a good idea if if list of weapons becomes unwieldy in the future, but I'd argue that for now, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies. PaxMeridia (talk) 18:45, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
For whatever my opinion is worth, I believe making the move now would be a better idea than later. The list of weapons page is already pretty big, though that isn't reason enough to warrant a move. If we make a move later on in development, it may confuse newcomers to the game and wiki, and give us more information to screw up during the move. I see were you want to leave it be, but getting it over with sooner than later will let the community move onto other projects rather than worry about when we should consider a certain portion of the wiki fit for movement. Plus, if it isn't working out with the edit, then we can always move it back without nearly as much pain as later on. Patthebakr (talk) 18:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Our current list of weapons isn't nearly as big as say, the Dragon Age Wiki's list of unique equipment. But I see where you're coming from, it is always easier to make moves earlier than later. So, you're for splitting up list of weapons into a list of melee weapons and a list of ranged weapons, and deleting this page? I'd be okay with doing that. PaxMeridia (talk) 11:34, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Yep, that's right on the ball. On a secondary note, going through the loot list I noticed a few weapons which seemed to be unique items, such as a meat cleaver nicknamed "The Butcher" and a military shovel nicknamed "The Spade" . Whether the (somewhat possible) addition of unique equipment will have any effect on how we organize this wiki I don't know, but it's a possibility we may need to take into account for in the future. Patthebakr (talk)