Forum:Merge off-hands onto mainhands
Greetings. I'll keep it short. I propose that we merge all off-hand versions of items onto their mainhand pages (Off-hand bronze dagger to bronze dagger). Frankly, the off-hand versions of weapons are exactly the same as the mainhand versions, except for:
- The inventory icons and maybe examines or something like that. Switch infobox, problem solved.
- If there is a difference in the way they are obtained (for example, one is a rare monster drop, the other can be smithed or something), this could easily be added in an extra paragraph.
Per RS:G, the items deserve to be split, but there really isn't any point in having two pages about the same item, the only difference being that one is held in another slot (we could even make an infobox parameter saying whether the item has an off-hand version or not). Discuss.08:54, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose - They are far from "exactly the same." Their stats differ, the image almost always is different, examines are different, the ways to obtain are often different (offhands aren't obtained through monster drops), the prices are far different. Really no point to merge, just put a link to the counterpart at the top of the page.09:03, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
- Stats, image, examines and prices: switch infobox. Way to obtain: add extra paragraph. Done. 09:07, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose - Won't this mess up itemcompare?09:05, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose - Too many differences (examine, images, prices), and would also wreck the item compare thing featured in the bonuses template, as Ciph pointed out. The item compare can't be fixed with the switch infobox, as the item compare feature gets the title of the item from the page title, so searching for bronze dagger would bring up two results. Haidro 09:08, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose - Insert rephrased comment here. Hair 17:01, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
17:58, January 5, 2013 (UTC)