Complaining: Nerf get usage counts

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26 SeptimusHeap28th May 2013 04:39:49 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
^^Alas, I am not familiar enough with games to sort that. I'll add it under Pages Needing Example Sorting - otherwise, we should be done here.
I'd like to object, sometimes things get nerfed when thier merely good or even not that good. I.e Lash in Advance Wars 2 was merely an above average co outclassed by the likes of Colin, Grit, Sonja in fog, etc but had her stats sliced in half in the next game. That is still a nerf.
28 SeptimusHeap28th May 2013 04:49:48 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
Pardon, but I don't get at all what you are saying.
29 Larkmarn28th May 2013 05:59:55 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
He's saying that the definition of Nerf shouldn't be limited to a Game Breaker. Which he doesn't have to worry about, since that's the consensus reached in this topic and on the page's description. It's just about a weapon/item/character/tactic being made weaker.

Now I'm just throwing this out there, but maybe instead of splitting by genre, we could split by the type of nerf. One category for breaking a Game Breaker, one for just weakening another item, and one for weakening an item in one way but improving it in others (a lateral nerf).

Just throwing it out there.
30 SeptimusHeap28th May 2013 06:05:04 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
Hmm...making Nerf dependent upon Game Breaker would turn this YMMV. Best to drop a Game Breaker requirement.
31 Larkmarn28th May 2013 06:12:56 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Definitely shouldn't be dependent on it, but I think specifying which Nerfs were done as an Obvious Rule Patch isn't a bad idea. But then again, that can simply be done in the examples themselves.
32 StarSword28th May 2013 06:23:48 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
@26: I find a decent way to sort examples you're not familiar with is to go to the work page and see where it's been indexed. Failing that, look it up on The Other Wiki.

edited 28th May '13 6:27:55 AM by StarSword

33 Spark928th May 2013 08:28:05 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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A "nerf" is simply "an option is made weaker after an update". While game breakers are often the target of nerfs, it isn't a necessary condition. A Scrub and a “Stop Having Fun” Guy would have wildly different opinions on what constitutes a game breaker, but the nerf is objectively definable.
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34 SeptimusHeap4th Jun 2013 12:52:33 PM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
Is there anything else to do here? It looks like the description issue is settled, and we probably can't do much about the page ordering.
35 StarSword4th Jun 2013 01:06:09 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
I've got some free time. I'll handle the sort.
I don't see anything that needs to be done with this now.
37 StarSword4th Jun 2013 02:34:12 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Finished.
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