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This thread was archived on 24 June 2017 by Liquidhelium.

It came to my attention that RS:G lacks any mention of pets. A prime example being the 6 different magic carpet pets that are obtained in several different ways, mainly Golden Path Challenge and reputation for the four different city districts of Menaphos. All pets of seasons are also split into their own article, while also being a 'plain recolour'. The Angelic Inari also has a seperate article while also being a recolour of the Inari pet. The list goes on.


Support - As suggester Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 12:29, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

You monster - [1] --LiquidTalk 12:40, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

That's horrible, Liquid... :o I only wanted to make the name interesting. :P Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 12:47, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - I don't know where I stand on this topic entirely, but I'm just gonna leave the same comment here that I left on Salix's talk page - I *believe* the Pet of Seasons recolours are actually pets that are held in your inventory, apart from the one you get when you combine them all together to create the pet accessible through the interface. Angelic Inari is a recolour you're correct, but that page is as recent as May this year, so we still can't really base other pages off it. jayden 12:45, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - As for the substance of the proposal, I think the pages you listed that are split are split because they have different names. If we imagine that all pets were inventory items again, I think the recoloring of the magic carpet pet would probably be alterations to the same item, while the different seasons pets would be (and actually are) separate items, while the Angelic and regular Inari would be different too. I think a decent rule of thumb is: same name, same page; different names, dissect. It even alliterates! --LiquidTalk 12:47, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

But that's just weird, if the carpets had different names then they would've been split in a heart beat, and now they won't only because they share a name? They're even differantiated on the pets interface by the addition of "(basic)", etc. Why can't these pets be split? They have completely different ways of how they're obtained. Two of them by simply entering 4 names into a sundail, and the four other ones need max rep in their district. These pets differ more than for instance than all 153 slayer helmets... Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 13:00, June 13, 2017 (UTC)
Or, expanding upon the current standards for RS:G, we could use the principle that pets that are separate items would get separate articles (pet interface slots can be treated as the equivalent to items). Thus, angelic and regular inari, having separate listings in the pet interface, would get their own articles. The seventeen billion varieties of cat, all being the same base item, would only get one article. I'm not actually sure if the magic carpet has one or many entries in the pet interface. Obviously, this conflicts with the same name, same page principle if it does indeed occupy many slots, so we'll have to see what people prefer. --LiquidTalk 12:54, June 13, 2017 (UTC)
All 6 magic carpet pets have a seperate entry on the interface. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 13:00, June 13, 2017 (UTC)
Oh. In case it isn't already obvious, I don't have the magic carpet pets. >_>
In that case I'll support dissection based on the separate entries in the pet log principle. I'll also support adding that principle to RS:G. --LiquidTalk 17:54, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

I only have 2 out of the 6 atm. :P But luckily they're not hidden. :) Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 18:06, June 13, 2017 (UTC)

Request for comment - This will be closed as UCS on a case-by-case basis with as much guidance from the principles of RS:G as possible (basically punting the issue) unless more people comment. --LiquidTalk 02:43, June 20, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Dissect the pets - requirements for obtaining each of the examples above is different, so each would deserve a different page. Smithing.pngAescopalus talkCrafting.png 13:17, June 20, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - Pets should be split into different pages if they are substantively different pets. --LiquidTalk 20:02, June 24, 2017 (UTC)