Kicking objects also counts as projectiles, you can even gain weapon skill this way! (I gained a dagger skill level last night kicking daggers at a disenchanter in the castle)
184.108.40.206 18:16, 17 December 2007 (UTC)Zadkiel
Possible consolidation with Missile page
I would never have searched for 'projectile' but a friend did. The info here looks to me like it should be merged into the missile page, and 'projectile' should be a redirect. --Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
- I agree that projectile and missile should be merged ( although don't know which one should be redirected ). But Ranged weapon seems to be a little different, since it's listing items that the source code officially identifies as being ranged weapons. Maybe it could be renamed to "List of ranged weapons" or all of those articles could be catagorized as being ranged weapons and use the category page to display that list?
- --Dptr1988 23:22, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
- I guess I would be in favor of renaming it to "List of ranged weapons". It seems more functional to have a real list, since it also shows the order in which the monsters favor them. But it should also link to projectile or missile for further discussion. Blackcustard 23:44, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Longevity charts for breakage
I have removed the charts from the Longevity section that I briefly moved over from the Arrow page, on the grounds that they were not very helpful charts. They were all linear relationships of the same scaled values, their x-axes were descending order, and the principle behind the math (that if a projectile has a p chance of breaking it will on average last you exactly 1/p hits) is overly simple.
What I would like to put here instead is a chart that plots, for several common breakage values of p, the probability that you will get exactly K hits out of a fixed number of projectiles (say 50). Only problem is I haven't quite figured out what a distribution like this should look like. --Phol ende wodan (talk) 01:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)