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Ammo Categories Under Weapons or Items? - A Poll for Half-Life 2

Want community feedback on this, because I'm on the fence about it.

Some weapon mods on the site include their own custom ammo models. This is good for those mods, but makes sorting the ammo model categories a bit of a pain.

One possible solution is to move the ammo subcategories to be subcats of the weapons themselves. However this makes the Items/Ammo category a touch redundant.



Leaving them as an entirely disassociated category type under Items can be viable as well, but a bit more involved than browsing the weapon category as a catch-all category.



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Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS 88% (15)
Ammo should be sub-categories of THE WEAPON ITSELF 12% (2)
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    In your position, I would keep ammunition as a subcategory of items and treat weapon mods that mod ammunition as weapon mods. We can look at the weapon mods as the primary mods and treat the ammunition mods as accessories to the weapon mods.

    An alternative is to create a subcategory for weapon and ammo mods under packs and bundles. It would have use for weapon and ammo mods that alter weapons and ammo at random instead of tailoring specific ammo models to specific weapon models.
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    This is indeed a bit of a "pickle", as it were.

    I'd like to point out the edge case where someone could potentially upload a mod that changes multiple types of ammo.

    Though this would likely be VERY rare (There are currently no mods here that do this) It could potentially mess with having the ammo sub-categories of their weapon.
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    I feel like having them separate from the weapon itself would allow for weapon mods that include custom weapons to share ammo between them.

    Or am I misunderstanding the question?

    Either way, having it as a subcategory of the weapon itself would lead to a bit of a category mess. I think Attributes would be better for that.
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    How it currently looks.



    How it would look if changed.

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Votes

  • Choice
    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    4d
    BruhIsReal49
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    11d
    QueenPlague_cure
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    12d
    Anonymous
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of THE WEAPON ITSELF
    12d
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    BlackSwordsman
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    13d
    Anonymous
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    13d
    Brian J.Linner
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    13d
    D Cal
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    13d
    Advisor from EP2
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
    mbramblet
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
    poopysauce
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
    s0nought
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
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    ~Keba~
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    13d
    Diozzy
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
    Alfa1337
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of ITEMS
    14d
    BonkMaykr avatar
    BonkMaykr
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    Ammo should be sub-categories of THE WEAPON ITSELF
    14d
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    Patrick Grady