|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Poison Spit (ability) article.|
Rename and Merge? Edit
Why the hell do two versions of this page exist on this wiki when the poison spit is exactly the same REGARDLESS of who is using it? Isn't it better to just have one page titled poison spit? Same with Howl, Overwhelm, Web,etc. 4Ferelden (talk) 02:52, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
- I've been told that in the early stages of the wiki, it was intended that everything would be analyzed for creatures (thus the different pages), but the project never really took off (most creature pages aren't as expended as other articles). I think the creation of separate pages is to make use of iconmini on the wiki, which cannot be used properly when there are two infoboxes within one page (there's a way around it, but it's not really intuitive and it has not been implemented). This is why pages like Battledress of the Provocateur is separated into three articles.
- If you think most of these pages should be merged, you can start a discussion on the forums. Regarding Overwhelm, are you suggesting to merge all three articles? Are they that similar, the creature vs. the dog's ability? --D. (talk · contr) 03:29, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I probably will start a discussion there. Regarding Overwhelm, the dog's page outright says that the script is the same for all creatures: the beast knocks the target down, (doing some damage to it in process), then keeps it pinned for about 5s while attacking it several times. The strength of those attacks does seem to vary across the species (Bereskarn's overwhelm will more dangerous than blight wolf's) but that has nothing to do with the script. 4Ferelden (talk) 03:39, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
- I personally don't see an issue with merging the dog's ability with the creature's in that case. Since you didn't bring it up, I'm assuming you are not talking about the Shapeshifter's Overwhelm (which will be a problem due to technicalities of the transformer templates—see Bear Shape). --D. (talk · contr) 03:48, April 6, 2012 (UTC)