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Hello. I've been working on updating weapon infoboxes. I've been using mainly the Saga Edition rulebooks, and occasionally The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology (NEGWAT). However, I've come across some conflicting information in the weapon ranges that are listed. In the NEGWAT, the ranges of certain weapons are quite different from the ranges presented in Saga Edition. For example, the bowcaster's ranges in NEGWAT are listed as Optimum range: 30 m and Maximum range: 50 m. But in Saga Edition, it says to treat it as a rifle which gives is an optimum range of 45 m and a maximum range of 450 m, which is quite a difference! Another example, the E-Web heavy repeating blaster's ranges in NEGWAT are listed as Optimum range: 200 m and Maximum range: 500 m. But in Saga Edition, it says to treat it as a heavy weapon which gives is an optimum range of 75 m and a maximum range of 750 m.
An even more glaring conflict is the DXR-6 disruptor rifle. In the NEGWAT, it's listed as an optimum range of 10 m and a maximum range of 20 m. But in The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide (a Saga Edition supplement), the range of this weapon is listed as a standard optimum rifle range of 45 m and a maximum range of 450 m!
Which one should I choose? On the one hand, the Saga Edition is newer, but the NEGWAT is a specific guide to weapons and not a role-playing game.
--Richterbelmont10(come in R2!) 18:04, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
I would go with the NEGWAT here. The Saga Edition data is heavily simplified and modified for ease of play (e.g. all "rifles" are the same, most weapons have an optimum range one-tenth of their maximum range), and as such I would consider them to be game mechanics. The discrepancy should of course be noted in the BTS, but in the IU portions of the article I would definitely go with what the NEGWAT or other non-RPG sources say.
Thanks. What about shots and ammo? If there's a confict, should I favor the non-RPG source in this case also?--Richterbelmont10(come in R2!) 00:33, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
If the RPG source is so wildly off that it's obviously modified specifically for the game, then treat it as game mechanics and go with the non-RPG source(s). But if it's close, you'll have to rely on your best judgment as to whether to take the RPG stat at face value or as game mechanics. That's the best I can say, as this is an area that I've never dealt with personally.