Talk:Totem BattleMech

I have a major quibble on this one, but want to discuss it before editing it wholesale. Something should only be a totem mech if its description says it's a totem mech. There are several other mechs out there that are related to the concept, (and I dont have any problems listing those that way), but 'Totem Battlemech' has a very specific listing. — The preceding unsigned comment was provided by Istal devalis (talkcontribs) on 18 March 2010.

I agree. Though its clearly stated, that this is a clan-concept, I accept Inner Sphere totem-LIKE mechs, but even the draco's mechs are not really totem in the sense of the word. I'd rather go for "signature mech", though that would pose other questions, like: Is the Zeus a SigMech for the lyrans and so on....RagTag 11:19, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm with RagTag; "totem 'Mech" has a very specific meaning with regard to Clan totems. That said, I think this "article" is better served as a category. --Scaletail 02:49, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, it's got enough of a meaning in Battletech that it bears some mention, but a category wouldnt be a bad idea. You'd want to be very specific in mentioning what is allowed in that, though, otherwise we're just going to end up with a list like this one. --Istal devalis 14:38, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Seems like the issue of Totem 'Mechs vs. signature 'Mechs is still hot: CBT Forum query. Frabby 10:01, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
I think this definitely needs some serious pruning - Inner Sphere units and really the majority of the Clan designs on here need to go. There's a big difference, as people have said, between signature units and totemic ones. Citizen Erased 02:59, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

This is getting a bit ridiculous here. Era Report 3062 specifically does NOT list those IS designs as Totems. They mention they're just similar in concept. Someone with more time on their hands then I do needs to go over this guy and weed out the fanon from the official. Is there an official list of Totems somewhere? Istal devalis 12:39, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I just added the content to remove the Update Needed tag. Feel free to remove the list of totem/nontotem mechs from the article.--Mbear(talk) 14:11, 8 November 2011 (UTC)