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I corrected the armor check penalties according to in-game statistics. -- Vekx 15:17, February 15, 2006 (PST)

Are you certain you werent looking at masterwork items when you corrected the table. I thought that studded leather ingame had a -1 ACP. -- koolkat 15:31, February 15, 2006 (PST)

For the life of me, I can't figure out why the Light Armor Proficiency link on the article page is red. If you click it, it takes you to the correct page. Can someone spot the problem? Dedridd 07:55, February 13, 2006 (PST)

It's blue for me. I think you just had to reload the page. -- Tihocan 08:05, February 13, 2006 (PST)
I actually tried that first thing, and then emptied out the temp cache. Still no good. I even tried both Firefox and IE. Oh, well, as long as it's just me. :) Dedridd 08:27, February 13, 2006 (PST)
How do you know it's just you? We need further testing and verification. If there is an error in the linking module, that's bad. (post by Peerless - see his talk and contribs.) 18:32, February 15, 2006 (PST)

Mithral chain shirt[edit]

I see someone added the Mirhril chain shirt. Should that be in the base light armor page or should that just be an item with the category mirhtil and the category chain shirt. (Or however Peerless is going to arrange it in his ninja like ways :) ) Personally I think that this should just be a listing of the base items othweise the table gets way too long with leather +1 leather +2 leather +3 leather +2 aardvarkian and so on. Maybe each item could link to a category of all of the known items of that type. Such as leather armor linking to all of the leather armors currently in the game? -- koolkat 15:11, February 13, 2006 (PST)

A Mithril Chain Shirt is Light Armor, which suggests it should be on this page. Where else would it go? The dex bonus and armor check differences are noteworthy. However, it is far more important that someone test the Mithril Breastplate and consider adding it to this page. That is a Medium Armor which becomes Light due to the Mithril properties, and it is highly unusual for armor to shift weight category like that, so it really needs an entry here.
The question koolkat is getting at and that I'm concerned with as well, is whether Mithril Chain is considered a base armor type, or is it a magical type of Chain Shirt? IE, will we see Mithril Chain +1, or Mithril Chain of XXXX Resistance, or is Mithril Chain the only version we'll see? I don't know the answer to that, I haven't gotten far enough in the game. As an analogy, elven chainmail is a magical type of chainmail, not a base armor type. If there's other, special types of Mithril Chain, then it's a base light armor type and belongs on this page. If not, then it's a magical type of Chain Shirt and should have an item page denoting it as type Chain Shirt. Dedridd 18:06, February 13, 2006 (PST)
A mithril chain shirt is a special chain shirt, not a new class of armor. There might also be an adamantine chain shirt sometime as well and we would just make it as an item and not add it to the list. We wouldnt want to see every light armor on the list because theres going to be TONS, instead we will have a category for light armors that will list every light armor. -- koolkat 20:00, February 13, 2006 (PST)
My view on this is that if being Mithril gives generic properties that are the same for all armors (which I suspect it does), then we should not create specific entries for each Mithril armor. If it is not the case, please give details so that we can come up with the right way to organize things. Tihocan 09:55, February 14, 2006 (PST)
You are right. Mithril (along with Adamant, Ironwood etc.) is a special material with fixed properties. I updated the entry for Mithril. IMO non standard armors should get a seperate table.--Ziu 00:16, February 16, 2006 (PST)