Forums: Index > Wiki discussion > Real world weapons policy vs. the Deliverer in FO4

So I've just become aware of the explicit policy on naming the original weapons some guns are modeled after, and it makes some sense from standpoint of wikipedia tradition of citing sources, but the Deliverer in FO4 seems to break the rationale. It's so clearly modeled after a PPK, that it seems incongruous not to mention it. I doubt there will ever be a dev source for it, but barring two details (frame text and odd caliber), the model is just painfully accurate.

What would it take to either get that in the article, or reconsider policy?

Or is it acceptable to just say "it strongly resembles the PPK" in the article? Bodhisattvah (talk) 20:56, April 21, 2017 (UTC)

Here's the problem. The whole reason we created this policy was because we would have arguments where person A would claim "this weapon is so clearly modeled after this real world weapon" and person B would claim "no, this weapon is so clearly modeled after this other real world weapon!". And this would create arguments and edit wars until a developer declares "You're all wrong, the weapon was modeled after this different real world weapon" or "this weapon wasn't modeled after anything in particular".
Everyone who makes a real world weapon reference is just as certain as you are, so allowing this to go through would be opening a flood gate of potentially incorrect information. Paladin117>>iff bored; 21:02, April 21, 2017 (UTC)
I completely disagree--nobody would argue about this if you compare the two side by side. It's like a Delorean--there's no confusion here. The "Assault Rifle", ok...that's a complete mutt. This is a PPK. If you want a source, see IMFDB. But really, the proof is the model itself. I'm not going to mess with it, but I want to be on record as saying this is flawed policy, if it doesn't allow for this being called what it is. Bodhisattvah (talk) 00:34, April 25, 2017 (UTC)
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