TopAce has a suggestion on the wiki that I would like a ruling on. The point of contention is this veteran comment by Titan from 2008, on the Manticore article.
I actually find this and the Aeshma hard to hit, for some strange reason. They are at the same time slower than a bomber and as agile as a fighter to me. If you've ever played the Knossos mission in BP, you'll know how deadly an attack run by a wing of these can be. And watch out, they tend to be loaded with Hornets. Break them up before your screen fills with yellow streaks.
TopAce would like to remove the sentence "If you've ever played the Knossos mission in BP, you'll know how deadly an attack run by a wing of these can be." His original reasoning was 'shameless BP advertising'.
I reverted it on the grounds that this was a veteran comment from 2008 by a non-BP team member and couldn't be taken as advertising.
TopAce would again like to remove the sentence on the grounds that "People should stop pretending that BP was the first that did everything sensible. It isn't. Campaigns have used Basilisks with Hornets before, despite the BP fanbase's selective beliefs."
I agree with the broad point that people should pay attention to mods other than BP! However, I don't think it's up to us to decide what individual users write in their veteran comments, beyond the general standards set out under VC policy.
I suppose I'd also contest the point that Titan is a 'BP fan' with 'selective beliefs' rather than an average user picking out a memorable mission where Basilisks were notoriously tough to deal with.
If we are going to regulate how independent users discuss mods in veteran comments, I would like a firm policy ruling. Which one of these should we enforce?
- No one should discuss Blue Planet in veteran comments outside of BP-specific articles. Other mods are fine to discuss.
- No one should discuss any mod in veteran comments outside of those specific to that mod.
- Users are free to discuss any mod in veteran comments, as long as the comment doesn't violate general VC policy.
My personal opinion is that users are free to discuss mods. This is a modding community. While I'd be upset if the wiki were used to discuss BP and nothing else, I don't think it's up to us to police which mods people are interested in.