family vs series
I used the word "Family" to describe the groups of shooters rather than "Series". This is because a lot of the guns in those groups are similar in stats, names, and appearance, but are not all exact copies of one another. However, I didn't feel this applied to the Blasters, as they are all clearly different guns, each with their own brands. I used this same logic to add the pictures in the Gallery (with the exception of the Hero Shot Replica). If you think it should be changed, go right ahead. IanMS00 (talk) 16:32, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Move Blasters to their own page?
Since Splatoon 2, it appears that Blasters are now considered a true weapon class instead of being a simple sub-class. Perhaps a Blasters page should be made to reflect this? --15:18, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
- Trust me, I tried not long ago. The higher ups agreed that Blasters should remain as a sub-category as Shooters. The way the game organizes weapons in testing supports this. Blasters are still lumped together with other Shooters, between the traditional style and the trigger style. Unfortunately I have to revoke the changes. Thinker224 (talk) 04:43, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Is there any evidence that Nintendo considers blasters a separate weapon class? If so, does it outweigh the evidence that Nintendo considers blasters to belong to the shooter class? It would be nice to have them as separate classes for more refined organization on the wiki, but we shouldn't do so unless they are actually separate classes. Heddy (talk) 00:14, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
- In Splatoon 3, it now seems that blasters are officially separate classes from shooters. The Splatoon Twitter posted seperate threads for shooters and blasters, as seen here: https://twitter.com/SplatoonNA/status/1521112275926626306 https://twitter.com/SplatoonNA/status/1541406012724346882 Kenderman123 (talk) 03:47, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
While Blasters are still a "sub-class" (using S2 as reference) and treated as such on the Weapon page we could still consider giving Blasters their own page. However, this means we would have to give the same treatment to Burst-fire and Brushes. But my proposal is to wait until the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere or Splatoon 3's launch since if the game sorts the weapons into their own category instead of Shooters further talk would be unnecessary and we would create respective pages anyway. If they won't be seperated in-game we could pick up the discussion again. Perfectionist (talk) 07:43, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
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