Talk:Banshee (BattleMech)

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Due to the description of the Banshee's production years reading "...producing five thousand Banshees in a decade before its poor combat performance finally forced them to stop production", I have set the production ceased date for the Banshee in 2455. Feel free to revert if this is contradicted by canon or my conjecture is incorrect. Mattiator (talk) 17:24, 23 April 2013 (PDT)

Production of the Banshee was also restarted with the advent of the -3S variant. That makes the "cease production" date a bit more complicated. --Scaletail (talk) 18:24, 23 April 2013 (PDT)

Production Date Confusion[edit]

So can anyone explain to me why we don't use the original variant in the infobox (and thus on the year pages, etc.); for this one it was first produced in 2445 but the variant in the infobox was 2475, and it is unnecessarily confusing. I just don't understand why the oldest one isn't used. -BobTheZombie (talk) 15:54, 31 July 2014 (PDT)

Sarna currently operates on first out of universe TRO appearance is the default variant for the info box and the like. The BNC-3E is the first variant released out-of-universe (good old TRO:3025) where the BNC-1E is the first one in-universe but didn't appear until XTRO:Primatives. The issue also becomes especially painful for 'Mechs from earlier sourcebooks like the Cataphract and Wolfound which had 3025-tech versions in sourcebook form, but first appeared in in a TRO in TRO3050 so their upgraded versions are the info-box/default variant. The Banhsee though I doubt will swap because the BNC-1E uses primative tech rules which unlike the BNC-3E using introductary rule level technology.Cyc (talk) 17:45, 31 July 2014 (PDT)
Okay, that makes a lot of sense; thanks for explaining that. Smiley.gif -BobTheZombie (talk) 20:25, 31 July 2014 (PDT)
The problem with this is that it screws up the Battlemech Timetable, which uses Production Year to determine what year it was introduced. The Banshee is an extremely early design, yet it shows up much later on the timetable as a result. Mattiator (talk) 15:21, 22 October 2014 (PDT)
Okay, I think that should work a little better, changed the "Production year" to an "Introduced" in the infobox to stop it from conflicting with the Battlemech Timetable. Mattiator (talk) 15:43, 22 October 2014 (PDT)