Talk:Fireteam

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More Data Required[edit]

Think this page could use some more data. Something feels off about this page, which makes a somewhat conflicted, debatable subject. Traditionally, a fireteam in terms of modern-day military units, it is usually four or fewer members to make up a fireteam. I've seen this and some other sci fi video games (like Halo for example) where it is almost always a team of four members, although there is some discrepancy with that, like Fireteam Zulu was composed of more than four members, most likely an oversight, since technically it isn't a fireteam--more like a platoon of combined fireteams. I did the research. So in light of this, does this really make sense, or not? --Xamikaze330 (talk) 00:04, 10 June 2014 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Some points:

  • Every source has referred to groups of Guardians as a fireteam. If the page is to be renamed, there needs to be precedent for that alternate term to exist.
  • Real-world considerations and the FPS genre are irrelevant. A game is under no obligation to follow the rules of the real-world, even if it is purportedly based on the real world. Which Destiny isn't. It's equally pointless to cite Halo because they're different games, different universes, and different genres (science fiction vs. science-fantasy).
  • It can be made a trivia point that "fireteams in the real-world usually operate in groups of four" or something along those lines, but aside from that, there's no issue. In Destiny, fireteams operate in groups of 3. Unless there's contradictory information concerning the game itself, any contradiction with the real world is academic.--Hawki (talk) 01:35, 10 June 2014 (EDT)
Fine. I'll temporarily leave this discussion to rest until new information is made available regarding this subject. --Xamikaze330 (talk) 09:27, 10 June 2014 (EDT)Xamikaze330