Talk:Weapons List

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Recommend you break this down into several pages, rather than the broad 'Weapons List'. This could be called 'Small Arms'. Probably adding it to "Category:Hardware" would be good, too. Depending on what it ends up looking like, I might have some suggestions for an improved Table of Contents -- Frisbeeteria 05:47, 9 Oct 2004 (GMT)
That's my plan, actually, to make several categories. It's still really rough, so I don't want to openly link it until it's shaping up a little. -- K-stan
UPDATE- I opened it up last night, in a rough form. This stuff takes a while to compile, so its kinda draining. I think I'm going to add a bladed weapons and DEW category. -- K-stan

Just to let it be known. Direct Energy Weapons are all weapons that directly put their energy into targets. Which means everything from kinetics also fits into the category, such as bladed weapons, guns, etc. Maybe it's best if you make it a 'miscellaneous' category -- Diablo NL

There is some confusion on this, but it seems that most military references refer to DEW as weapons of a non-ballistic nature. While technically any transfer of energy would mean a DEW, the acronym and name seems to be reserved for non-ballistic designs inside of the militaries. Some examples: -- Federation of American Scientists -- More FAS -- Dissertation -- US Navy Report -- US Air Force

The article title list of weapons, personally seems more appropriate to me, and furthermore, in doing so there would be a redirect from here, which could be useful in itself, as opposed to the inverse situation which is curently present. consensus? Sincerely, — ℜechze|talk 23:55, 10 Dec 2004 (GMT)

We also need better pages on certain types of explosives. Just the other day, I had to add plastic explosives and C-4. Is anyone gonna post about the other stuff such as Octocol or RDX because I know very little about that stuff.

Crazed Marines 03:22, 12 Dec 2004 (GMT)

I always thought RDX was just what c-4 was made out of :P anyway, added rdx and semtex John 10:34, 12 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Thanks. Crazed Marines 23:34, 13 Dec 2004 (GMT)

RL weapons?

Now, I really do appreciate all the hard work done for this list but would it not be better to include only NS-manufactured weapons in this list instead of listing lots of arbitrarily popular RL ones? Just my 2 cts. -- |Knoot|KNOOtalk 11:51, 12 Dec 2004 (GMT)

yes, I agree, thats what I started to do but I was told " NSwiki isn't a global weapons catalog, early in the wiki, we had a couple of users who wanted to turn NSwiki into a comprehensive storehouse of information about weapons that are used in the game, or a great place to duplicate their Storefronts. We (the sysops and the users in question) had long discussions about that in IRC (and probably here as well, but I don't remember where), and came to the conclusion that we didn't really want all that info jamming the categories, nor did we want an elaborate set of weaponry subcategories. " by fris

John 12:03, 12 Dec 2004 (GMT)

has the policy now been changed? John 19:17, 11 June 2006 (GMT) so... it appears to have changed... i am going to start re-adding my weaponry to the list if there is no response...John 10:25, 14 June 2006 (GMT)