Talk:Azure Roller

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Why does this page exist as a seperate entity from Roller?[edit]

There are no differences between this Roller and Azure Roller besides the name and color, so isn't it a little bit redundant? We have already decided that Daisy's named moves in Smash be covered under Peach's moves, despite them having notably more differences. So why does this page need to exist? --Memoryman3 (talk) 17:04, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

One didn't exist before Mario Kart 8 - the other did, and had substantial stat changes between 7 to 8, and then again between 8 and 8 Deluxe. In both Mario Kart 8 and the Deluxe version, they're also subjected to different CPU usage "preferences" as well. As mentioned previously, the matter of Daisy's moves were already thoroughly well-covered and do not have that much bearing on this one, since attack moves are covered differently from things like kart pieces. I feel that's enough reason to keep it split. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:16, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Per Lord Grammaticus. Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 17:17, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Then again, Peach Blossom, Peach Bomber and Peach Parasol went through notable changes from game to game. None of which applied to Daisy. Daisy Blossom outright didn't exist until Ultimate. Daisy Blossom is used by a different character and has differences such as completely different frames and cycles through 5 variants instead of six. Daisy Blossom doesn't spawn peaches. By that logic, Azure Roller can easily be covered in the gallery and by a single sentence on the Roller page, because it is literally the exact same case. Only difference being that this is a Mario Kart wheel vs a Smash Bros. attack, both blocks in a greater structure. They are synonyms of the same case. If this was any other user then I bet the outcome would have been different, but no, this is memoryman3 and Daisy, and no one likes memoryman's Daisy devotion. --Memoryman3 (talk) 17:22, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Kindly stop acting in bad faith, changing the subject constantly, and generally making this about you and some presumptuous persecution of you or your fandom, and realize that we're simply making a case for the page remaining split like you asked us to when you started off this discussion. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:27, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
If you were another user, the split would still be opposed. If you had a different username but acted the same, you would face the same pushback. Dozens of users have acted rudly, like bigots, entitled, etc. We have dealt with these users. The mindset that you have isn't new, so just because you are Memoryman does not make us treat you worse. How we react to your actions is a reflection of what you have done. Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 17:34, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
None of them apply to Daisy because her attacks effectively use the latest version of Peach's moveset as a template and changes various textures and objects, without any changes to damage, knockback, hitboxes, etc. that significantly impacts gameplay. Also, the fact that they're an attack and an item from two completely different genre of games should more than explain the world difference in the treatment of their subjects. And before I drift completely off topic - yes, the Roller and Azure Roller have the same stats, and thus similar impact on gameplay, but that impact is different enough from the several other tires in the games they appeared in, and is different between appearances.
Every argument that you have been made against Daisy Blossom's split can be applied to Azure Rollers, which are effectively the latest version of the Roller without any significant changes to geometry, size, speed, weight, stats. etc that even impacts gameplay slightly. The genre of games aren't that different in this context. Both are competitive multiplayer games with stat differences with the different characters, moves, and cars. The last point makes no sense, Peach Blossom is completely different from the other Final Smashes except Daisy Blossom, much more so than the other tires. Peach Blossom and Daisy Blossom are even animated differently. I don't see how I am the one who is in bad faith here - I'm just adding content to the wiki and trying to improve it. --Memoryman3 (talk) 17:37, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
"Don't blame me, I'm just rigging the elections for your own good!" Stop making this about you. It's reeeeeeeeeally not helping your case. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:38, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

It not debuting in the same game as the regular Roller wheels shouldn't matter. In 8 and 8DX, it's the same wheel, just with a different color. I'm more for putting these two on the same page.
Also, stop arguing with each other. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:41, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

My concern with merging is that there would be an entire section on MK7-specific stats that don't apply to the variant. The infoboxes could end up being awkward as well, unless they had a second infobox for the variant. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:45, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Which is the exact same argument I made for Daisy Blossom being seperate. I think it will be fine as the Azure Roller is essentially a color swap of Roller. We can treat it as a sub-article of Roller.--Memoryman3 (talk) 17:47, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
The difference is that the Mario Kart pages contain a lot more technical information and sections that only apply to specific games. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:50, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
The same thing can be done with Peach's moves to cover their changes from Brawl to Smash 4 to Ultimate. Of course, Brawl and Smash 4 information do not apply to Daisy. --Memoryman3 (talk) 17:57, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
I remember when we used to cover smash special moves in their separate articles, even moves like PK Thunder and PK Starstorm were merged, even when they did display separate gameplay properties. Just throwing that out there. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)`
This is practically the exact same rebuttal we made to that argument last time. This is literally going in the same circles as previous discussions on top of being off-topic anyway, so I'm going to drop that subject and hope that everyone will do the same, along with avoiding flame baiting.
Sticking purely to the subject of the page, I'm mostly in the same boat as WT, and I still think the stat changes and CPU preferences are enough for a split in my honest opinion. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:52, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
there's also the fact that azure rollers are unlocked separately from the regular rollers as well. if you want to get really technical (for the hell of it but idk if it matters in the context of wiki laypeople), azure rollers even have their own model file (recolors of parts like the different circuit special recolors or standard kart character variants or even the recolors of characters like black shy guy share the same model file, but have their separate texture files) BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:56, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Daisy Blossom and Daisy Bomber are also made up of their own model files and effect files. The daisy is even classified as a different food item. It doesn't call from Peach's files. --Memoryman3 (talk) 17:59, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

@Waluigi Time, I imagine the page would look something like this: User:Alex95/Sandbox#Roller. It's pretty hastily put together, but it's an example of what I had in mind. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:01, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

As much as I feel like they should remain separate, that's actually a pretty well put-together preview for a hypothetical merge. I might consider it some. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 18:04, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
honestly im more for a daisy blossom split than a roller + azure merge. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 18:07, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Hrmmm....looking at them together, they honestly don't look any more similar than the Button or Leaf with the same stats (with the latter being DLC-specific), regardless of redesign between 7 and 8.... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:07, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
They are of the same general shape, whilst the Button and Leaf Tyres are larger. Standard and Blue Standard might be better options. Or Slick and Cyber Slick. They do have different textures however.--Memoryman3 (talk) 18:23, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
I also noticed the distinct tread pattern as well. There's also a few things that're worded strangely/incorrectly, but then it's just a preview, and assuming a proposal to merge these was passed, those would be smoothed out afterward I'd think. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 19:14, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
Now you notice these differences. It feels like the exact same thing I brought up with noticing the differences between Daisy's moves vs Peach's but sadly as a passionate Daisy fan I felt like I was ignored. I feel like the Daisy pages are meant to appeal for those who are seeking out these information, and I feel like it doesn't hurt to split them even if some users don't care about the differences, because that is subjective and the users who do look at the pages DO care about the differences. Objectively, Azure Rollers have a different name and design. Same thing goes for Daisy Blossom and the other Daisy pages. And the split pages in general. --Memoryman3 (talk) 19:27, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

You're not going to be able to use this discussion to force through the exact same changes on articles about entirely different (and may I emphasize unrelated) subjects. You've had the reasoning for that explained in-depth on the appropriate pages where that discussion should remain. Just let it go. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 19:31, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

Agreed. TheDarkStar MLBISBJJDarkStar.png 19:43, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
I have already explained multiple times how the cases are extremely similar. I really really really think you don't want me to go through with the changes because you don't want me to "win" the case. To be frank, you have already explained how winning and losing to fuel "fandom related agendas" is simply unwarranted. --Memoryman3 (talk) 05:55, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
The reason they should stay on their own pages is that at their respective hearts, they are different issues. You are again making this about you! Stop that. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:00, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
Explain how they are different issues. The only difference I can find is that one is a move related to a character no one really likes in this wiki, and one is a kart part. Everything else related to the case has the exact same arguments. I explain that in Smash there's a huge pushback in the fandom against things with no gameplay differences, despite several other differences. Mario Kart doesn't have this issue. --Memoryman3 (talk) 06:04, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
I have. One has a non-stock identifier to it. "Sky" isn't the same type of identifier as "character name." Additionally, I've already told you I like Daisy. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:12, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
Okay then, let's rename Peach Blossom into "Blossom" then to prevent bias. I would like to point out that Blue Standard in all names is simply the same name with "Blue" tacked on in all languages. -- memoryman3 (talk) 06:14, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
It's not bias, it's a clone move. And the original is Peach Blossom by simple definition that it came first. Stop acting like shared moves and tires with similar forms are a comparable situation, they aren't. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:19, October 21, 2019 (EDT)
Azure Roller however is clearly a clone wheel of the regular Roller with little to no differences, yet you staunchly defend that page being seperate simply because of a naming blip. This is roundabout. We get that you hate clone moves because Smash Bros. is supposed to be unique. No one has even gave me a good explanation on how the two cases are different. I have seen many questionable articles in this wiki and I don't believe Daisy Blossom is going to be a stub or offensive. -- memoryman3 (talk) 06:25, October 21, 2019 (EDT)

Too uneasy to support merging this[edit]

Honestly, I'm a bit unsure about merging this. They may have the exact same stats as the Roller, but keep in mind that numerous vehicle parts share stats with each other in-game. Plus, the games don't even treat them as color differences like they do with different-colored Yoshis or Shy Guys. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 20:24, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

It's still in the discussion stage, no one's formalized anything outside of Alex throwing together that preview. And while iunno if using those specific color differences as a basis for kart treatment is something I'd be on board with entirely, I do agree that it has some kinda weight (and I'm reminded of a vaguely similar situation with people adding information regarding some of the kart bodies). --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 20:29, October 20, 2019 (EDT)
I'd also like to point out that it's not a "color" variation in the language of origin, but tacking a theme/location/element onto it. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:49, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

I'm in for merging this, because this is the exact same case as the Daisy Blossom and Peach Blossom page. Here's how.

  • The rollers differ in only name and appearance. For Daisy's case, this was deemed as not enough.
  • The differences are small enough to only be covered in a single paragraph instead of seperate articles. Also an argument made against seperating Daisy's moves.
  • Differences can be merged in Gallery and Names in other languages quite easily.

All the counter arguments made are exactly the same as the Peach/Daisy split merge.

  • The wheels appeared in different games. Peach and Daisy appeared in different games aswell.
  • Mischallenous differences such as CPU preferences and changes between games. Daisy Blossom has differences such as only having 5 background images and having different animations. It is also only in Ultimate, so the Brawl version is irrelevant.
  • The wheels have different models technically. Daisy's moves are technically entirely different models and files and don't pull from Peach's.

The only difference is that the Mario Kart wheels are wheels, and Daisy's moves are moves. Frankly that's a weak point to make, Daisy's moves are the only exceptions in the entire wiki. -- memoryman3 (talk) 08:03, October 21, 2019 (EDT)

You're dragging a separate article in when it has nothing to do with this. Points 1, 4, 5 and 6 are literally just dragged from the Daisy article split. If you have a better argument than the ones you've presented, show them. --MikhailMCraft (talkcontribs) 08:06, October 21, 2019 (EDT)

The difference is that other users in this article have brought up all these points, when they have argued against these exact same points for the Daisy page. It's hypocritical. An additional point I'm going to make that will support both is that if we want to use API's to link to articles, seperate articles for seperate names might be needed to get the right results. Say if I wanted to call on an image of the Daisy Blossom move or the Azure Roller move from the header. It would be much easier if the header was on a seperate article, instead of calling a Peach image. -- memoryman3 (talk) 08:14, October 21, 2019 (EDT)

If you want to argue the case for Daisy's special moves, then make the case on that page using a proposal like the one you canceled previously and stop trying to force that discussion into this one. And on that point: if you want yet another citation as to why this case is being treated differently than that one, consider the Heart Ball and Flower Ball - similar enough Star Swings and Star Pitches, yet they're differentiated because they each have different effects on the ball when pitched or thrown, including the differences made by Peach and Daisy's stats in those games.
Peach and Daisy are separate characters - they get separate articles. Peach and Daisy use similar moves in some games - some of those moves look and act different enough that they get separate articles. Peach and Daisy use highly identical variants of the same move - they look very different, sure, and that can be noted, but beyond that there isn't enough to constitute an instant, full-on split of the articles. That much has been made clear repeatedly. Supposed additional convenience to a vaguely cited subset of users alone does not constitute grounds - there are multiple means of accessing images for both subjects beyond just searching the name. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 08:17, October 21, 2019 (EDT)