Talk:Explosion-proof objects

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Naturally-spawned chests are bombproof

In my pre-hardmode world, I've been completely unable to remove naturally-spawned chests with explosives. Neither bombs nor dynamite can remove them. Doesn't matter if I've emptied them. Not sure how to put that in the article, though. FyreNWater (talk) 01:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Seems like an unintended anomaly to me (I haven't tested this myself, just going by your description). I added it as an anomaly, feel free to edit it. Equazcion (talk) 01:47, 5 Nov 2014 (UTC)

page name

Why do we call it explosionproof items? Item entities never blow up anyway? It's the tiles that we are dealing with, not the item that drops from breaking the tile. I feel like this should be moved to Explosion-proof tiles, but in the meantime, I put a redirect on that page to this page.

"Tiles" sounds like we're talking about individual tiles. I think it would be an excessive attempt at being technically accurate, whereas most people will understand "items" more readily. Equazcion (talk) 18:01, 11 Jan 2015 (UTC)
well what about "blocks"?--Macks2008 (talk) 01:24, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
If the items only consisted of blocks then maybe, but there are other placed items here as well. Equazcion (talk) 04:27, 12 Jan 2015 (UTC)
touché--Macks2008 (talk) 04:34, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Gonna give my two cents on this. "Items" might actually be a little misleading, because both in-game and on this wiki, items are distinguished as objects kept in the inventory, which rules out Altars. It's also possibly worth mentioning that walls, like chests, can only be destroyed by explosions under certain circumstances, and unless I'm remembering incorrectly, wires also remain placed after an explosion. I'd say Explosion-Proof Objects might be a fitting compromise. Gearzein (talk) 05:09, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Altars are still items in my view, just not obtainable or placeable ones -- but, that said, "objects" seems to cover everything also, if you guys would prefer that. Equazcion (talk) 05:47, 15 Jan 2015 (UTC)
Actually, when I think about it, this page might be better off being replaced by a category of a similar name. As it is now, this page is pretty sparse, and few other pages link to it. It'd be more efficient to add these and all forthcoming items to a category than to keep manually adding items to this list. Gearzein (talk) 06:19, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
I agree with the idea of making a category. I think it should be called explosion-proof objects. I also think there should be a template similar to a few we already have that automatically add an info box in the top of the page and the page to the category. I'm trying to recall which template I'm thinking of specifically.

What are your thoughts, Equazcion? You're the admin, after all. It looks like we're in agreement, but what you think of my template idea?

I created this page because each individual explosive page had contained a list of impervious items in its intro that had naturally developed. Each list was in various states, as people were editing them individually. This page was a solution to that, merging all the lists into a page maintained centrally, and linking to it from the intro of each explosive item page.
The first thing I tried was a template, but it wound up being too big because I wanted to include the images and bits of explanation you see here; I couldn't get that to fit it in aesthetically on the explosive pages. I'd like to keep the page around for those reasons. Equazcion (talk) 06:51, 15 Jan 2015 (UTC)
In that case, I feel we should go ahead and rename this page "Explosion-proof objects". That seems to be the consensus. Care to do the honors, Equazcion?
Would a category for "explosive proof" stuff still be practical? In addition to the page rename?--Macks2008 (talk) 08:16, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
I think a category isn't so practical because some items are only impervious based on conditions (hellstone only pre-hardmode, storage items only when containing items). One of the reasons I had opted for a page like this. I performed the move at any rate. Equazcion (talk) 15:12, 15 Jan 2015 (UTC)