Template talk:InfoBoxDropShip

Burn-rate vs. Fuel (days)[edit]

I'm changing the "Fuel" and "Burn Rate" (which will be 1.84 for small craft and military Dropships) fields to read "Fuel (tons)" and "Fuel (days)", to help clarify what the template should be displaying. The actual burn rate (that differs between sub-classes) could be argued to be a game stat and is less relevent to the individual model than is the number of days of 1G fuel available (at a glance). My discussion with Wrangler about this can be found here. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:17, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I've taken the liberty of putting a copy of Wrangler's CBT.com forum discussion (Tigress Gunship fuel Question) at User:Mbear/BurnrateInfo in case we need it.--Mbear 13:13, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Ship Dimensions[edit]

I notice that this template only had "length" as a dimension description for the dropships. This is all fine and well aerodyne dropships, but for spheroids is less informative. For instance, the published "Length" of a Overlord is 99 Meters. Seems rather small for a 9,700 ton dropship. The longest "side" of ther Overlord is 131 meters, which is it height. Even the Spheroid dropships that are close to a true sphere often have one dimension (length, width, height) a bit bigger than the others (usually height). The reason I'm writing this rather than just editing the template is that there's two possible solutions. The first is to simply edit in two new fields under Length on the infobox for width and height. The second is to change the Length infobox to a "Dimensions" infobox and then have Length/Width/Height as a sublist (similar to how weapons are listed out already). I'm not sure which of these is the "better" solution. Thoughts? --Peregry 17:11, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm for the first solution: addition of width & height.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 23:15, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
As nobody else has opined on this matter, I'll add in the other dimension like I suggested. I'll try and update what dropship entries I can, but I won't be able to get them all as I only have the 3057 TRO. --Peregry 20:05, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
That's fine. It gives readers and incentive to fill in a blank spot. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 21:48, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
I have filled out all I can from TRO 3057 (original), it is not up to others to update infoboxes. --Peregry 04:25, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for taking action on your interest, Peregry. Every improvement helps. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 11:34, 19 March 2010 (UTC)