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To me, this page should exist even if the Main Page isn't revised to use it. It's just a good way for a user to find the related articles. --Barek 14:20, 14 January 2006 (UTC)


A request: Strength of a warrior attributes to armor penetration, but I'm unable to find any information about this subject on the page. --Anonymous

Strength? --Fyren 18:14, 6 March 2007 (CST)
Armor penetration may also be interesting. --BlueNovember 15:36, 29 April 2007 (CDT)

Ranged weapons[edit source]

There are three separate pages that talk about bows' attack rate, range, flight time, and other properties. Some of the info is contradictory, some is overlapping. Could someone with some knowledge about it please review and combine them into one page? Having three separate locations is bad because any updates will be placed by contributors in different places, creating confusion and errors.

I would suggest to keep all numerical data in page 2 below, and remove all numerical data from pages 1 and 3. That way it would be easier for readers to compare different weapons on one page. "For numerical data, please refer to the table at ..." link can be placed in other locations.

Page 1: http://gw.gamewikis.org/wiki/Bow this one is the most detailed, but lacks (a) the comment about damage being higher when shooting from above and lower when from below [mentioned in page 2] (b) the data about flight time from the bow's maximum distance [mentioned in page 3, although seemingly obsolete or incorrect]

Page 2: http://gw.gamewikis.org/wiki/Weapon misses some data and comments from page 1, but allows direct comparison between bows and other weapons

Page 3: http://gw.gamewikis.org/wiki/Attack_speed very brief, but contains data about flight time from full range rather than shortbow range however, flight time is considerably different from the other two pages; anyone knows if it's perhaps obsolete or incorrect?

I wouldn't really trust any of the numbers. With their magnitudes what they are, human error could make up a large chunk of each. Some of the numbers may have been taken from the Prima guide (which is to say they're completely unreliable). I'm not sure of a good way to test aside from maybe video capture with a high end system and trying to count frames. As for organization, bow-related information should not be kept out of the bow article. The weapon article should be concerned about differences between types of weapons and not so much differences among a single type. --Fyren 07:16, 6 June 2007 (CDT)