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Usage&Description: New Thoughts?

With a firm base of new players from Borderlands 2, the game has introduced many new unique guns to the Wikia. Although I'm new, I've been reading through many of the old pages for Borderlands 1, and I have read through the Usage & Description sections. Most of them are pretty good, but I still feel they are biased.

I know this was discussed in the past when adding it, but I think we are at an optimal juncture to bring it up again. The game has only recently been released, and hasn't had a majority of the pages made or even close to being a non-stub. Due to this, I think the future status of the section should be discussed.

I know I am dealing with The Old Guard (thanks Fryguy), but I hope you will try to get past the feelings of what is standing must be best.

I have 2 suggestions for how this could be revised.

1. The Section Could Be Removed Entirely

This suggestion is basically due to the fact that overall, the section is biased, no matter how you want to phrase it. I think this is the worse of the 2 suggestions, basically since it would stray farther than the current normal, as well as remove SOME of the relevant non-biased info.

2. The Section Could Have The Usage Portion Removed

Of the 2, I think this would be a better plan. It removes the portion that varies from player to player (just because you play this way does not mean I do, and having your side be the exclusive side is wrong on a Wikia; we also can't go around adding everyone's play style, so I think it should be removed and posted in the comments section). The Description portion of the section should stay, as it informs the player as to how the traits are specifically seen, and it's looks since it depends on the variant.

I know that this is going against the norm, but I think this is something that should be brought up for discussion once more, since if we wait, then it may become a much harder task if we change our minds.

Note: I am asking this to be applied to BL2 pages only, not BL1. BL1 pages are considered to be historical by Wikia's definition, which means that major changes to those pages should be kept to a minimum, and major changes avoided at all costs.

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