Talk:Special materials

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Break Up

This should be broken into individual articles. -Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi(talk) 17:10, 29 July 2008 (CDT)

I disagree. I dislike the trend on the wiki of breaking up every single individual aspect of a topic into its own article; it makes the wiki harder to read, harder to navigate and harder to find what you're looking for. There should be redirects for each material that point to the appropriate sections on this page. The exception should be when there is a great deal of additional information on one thing, ala chakrel. Reene 22:38, 29 July 2008 (CDT)
I disagree as well. There is not enough information about each individual material to constitute individual articles for everything. I agree with Reene in that something that has a lot of information can have it's own page... otherwise... let's not get carried away *coughs* Titles *coughs*--Naeya (talk) 23:19, 29 July 2008 (CDT)
I disagree, I think that every separate theme should have it's own page. Just because we don't have a lot of information doesn't mean we won't eventually. But I shall bow to the majority. -Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi(talk) 19:39, 30 July 2008 (CDT)
When we do, to the point that the article becomes more cumbersome and lengthy than it should be, then I will agree. Until then, I think this format works with the scant information we have. It's not like we can't change it at a later date. =) Reene 03:09, 31 July 2008 (CDT)

Exclusive or Inclusive

I think we should do away with the "Special" on this page, and use it more to talk about "materials" in general. We're getting more and more materials, and likely the list is going to keep growing. When crafting finally arrives, it will be a useful page for briefly talking about the different materials that can be foraged, mined, harvested, worked, used in alterations, etc.-Hrodberacht 02:55, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

I'll tentatively agree to it. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk) 12:04, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
Alright, then unless there are objections by anyone who cares, here's what I'd like to do: Merge Category:Substances and Special Materials into a new Category:Materials that would link to the pages for Fabric, Wood, Stone, Metal, etc, and the few uncategorized materials (Tzgaa? Neitrice?), and then contain all of the individual pages for those materials that have them. Right now, that's mostly just gemstones. Perhaps an "alteration" section on this new page would be useful, too, just as a list of all the materials that must be provided for alterations. No new information would go into it, the list items would just link to their respective pages. - Hrodberacht 16:44, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
I notice the Gems & Stone link just goes to the "Stone" page, and there is no Gem listing anymore. Intentional? --Ysselt 01:11, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
The gems have been gone for a while, separated to their own pages. With the upcoming changes to special metals, I'm thinking we may want to reverse the trend of so many items on one page. I'm going to think about it, but I certainly won't object if someone wants to start on it. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk) 03:03, 30 December 2010 (UTC)