Talk:Type-58 Wraith

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Acronyms[edit]

In response to Nighthammer asking what the acronyms on the Wraith's weapons mean, I'm going to guess "DEM" means "directed-energy mortar" and "DEWE" means "directed-energy weapon... something". Tuckerscreator(stalk) 16:25, 8 January 2016 (EST)

Yeah, you must be right with "DEM". I didn't think of that. As for "DEWE", maybe the second E is for "emplacement" à la the "Anti-Infantry Weapon Emplacement/Mounted" on the Shadow. --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 16:34, 8 January 2016 (EST)
No need to guess. DEM and DEWE are both in the Halo 4 Visual Guide glossary (p228). Both are right as you have them here. -ScaleMaster117 (talk) 22:17, 8 January 2016 (EST)
Oh sweet, thanks. We should make an acronym guide here on Halopedia to help readers (and us) with Halo's acronyms. --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 22:22, 8 January 2016 (EST)
If we do, what should we call it? Tuckerscreator(stalk) 22:40, 8 January 2016 (EST)
We currently have this (incomplete/outdated) article. However, the title should probably be more encompassing than "military". I'm thinking we could have a "List of acronyms" and maybe even have it written in an in-universe style. --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 22:44, 8 January 2016 (EST)
We could even turn it into a more inclusive glossary page that doesn't just list acronyms but also serves as an aggregate for various in-universe terms that may or may not have their own pages (much like the glossary in the Halo 4 EVG). A lot of the pages in the categories Category:Terms and Phrases and Military Terminology have little more than a couple of sentences worth of content (e.g. bandit, situation report, contact, tactical operations center, and drop zone) and some of the shorter pages with less potential expansion could well be merged into a single article that would cover both military jargon as well as other terms and phrases. Subjects that are deemed worthy of retaining their own pages could still be described with a sentence or two in the glossary, with a link to the actual article for a more elaborate description. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 11:12, 10 January 2016 (EST)
Sounds like a good idea to me. I'd be willing to help with this (though I still don't own any of the EVGs). --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 11:17, 10 January 2016 (EST)
So we should call it "List of military terms and acronyms in Halo"? Tuckerscreator(stalk) 16:29, 10 January 2016 (EST)
Personally, I would prefer it to be in-universe if possible. If not, then oh well. Perhaps just "List of military terms and acronyms"? I suppose DEM and DEWE would be considered military acronyms since it is ONI I believe that classifies them as such. --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 16:33, 10 January 2016 (EST)
Or just "Glossary". Would be less of a mouthful anyway, and it wouldn't limit the scope to military terms. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 16:37, 10 January 2016 (EST)
That would probably be a better way to put it. Maybe we could put a link to it on the main page or in the sidebar too. --NightHammer(talk)(contribs) 16:41, 10 January 2016 (EST)