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Um... is bronze plate mail not made out of bronze rather than copper? Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, not just another name for copper... - 01:56, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

It is made out of "copper", as is the brass lantern. The source code definitions for the items state that they are made out of "copper". This doesn't have to be strictly accurate; would adding the material type "bronze" or "brass" actually add anything to do the game? Saying that the items are made out of copper is probably just close enough according to the dev team. -- Qazmlpok 02:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
The material is relevant for the color (yellow) and the erodibility (can corrode but not rust); it's never seen in-game. What I find stranger is that elven weapons are made of wood, personally. Does anyone know why the devs didn't just make them out of the generic (and unerodable) metal? -Ion frigate 06:11, 1 January 2011 (UTC)