I suggest a splitting of this page or something because in the RPG, this is a "swarm" type of creature. It isn't one individual spiderling and it is called "spiderling swarm". They are just young nerubians...in a swarm. Rolandius (talk - contr) 11:08, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
- I suggest that this page be moved to "Spiderling" or "Nerubian spiderling". The "Spiderling Swarm" entry in Dark Factions is instructions on how to fight a swarm of them in a tabletop adventure, and it does not change the way that they exist individually.--
01:05, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
- I agree with the move to "Nerubian spiderling". 01:38, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
Unofficial name in World of Warcraft
The only reason the listed mobs feature on this page is their model's name in the game files. Nowhere, not in mob names or in quests, are they officially called spiderlings or anything similar. The Nerub'ar Broodlings in Icecrown Citadel are the only thing with a similar name, look and function as the units in WC3 (small, standard-shaped nerubians). I think the article should be split between spiderlings and swarmers/tunnelers/skitterers.--Weasel (talk) 07:58, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- And what would be the purpose of this split? besides the name thing(which is a valid reason which i'll correct just now.)?--Ashbear160 (talk) 13:24, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- I was going to put the following but i don't feel it's right so i'll ask the opinion of a admin first.
- The name "nerubian spiderling" is taken from the game files, as no other name is known.
- Carry on
- Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 17:48, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- I don't know. There really is no in-game evidence that they are spiderlings? They are not young nerubians, but concepts change. Still, if nothing besides the model name calls them that, they may not be. Varghedin seems to have been the one to decide that they were a year before any of the mob pages were made. I don't think that a split is needed, as the best made-up name is the model name.-- 18:22, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- Concepts do change, as Blizzard has shown in the past, and while model names are not the best source of the creature name they are often on the ball. Whether the model name is Nerubianspiderling due to what they are or due to how they appear can not be answered... however these creatures use a wide range of names and none of which are described in quests, in-game book, or the like. As shown in the intro section, there's nothing there for these creatures, so to split them into another article (leaving this one for the WC3 and RPG) would leave that new article nearly blank.
- Now then... if we were to follow the RPG's description of spiderlings being young nerubians (like dragon whelps to drakes) then these creatures are not spiderlings in the same way the flyers are not nerubian warriors and I'd vote to move, what little there is, of these creatures to Nerubian skimmer. 19:46, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- Even if we just take the info from WC3, they were weaker nerubian looking creatures. Making this article a pure RPG and making a new article for little guys would likely be the best solution, since like the viziers and flyers they too are likely a new caste altogether. 21:49, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- In WC3 Spiderlings are very clearly young nerubians. Anub'arak says "The eggs of our young are incubated within those breeding pods. There's no telling how many vicious hatchlings they hold." as egg sacks burst into spiderlings. They hatch from other eggs scattered through Azjol'Nerub as well. They also burst from webbed dwarves held near these piles of eggs.
- There's just nothing to suggest these mobs are spiderlings except the model name and their size, and Nerub'ar Broodlings using the standard nerubian model points to them being some other caste of nerubians. As to what these skimmers/skitterers are, Anub'ar Brood Keepers in WoW's Azjol'Nerub are actually peacefully tending to eggs, despite being undead. They can also talk, if Anub'ar Invaders are anything to go by. I still think a split is best.--Weasel (talk) 06:27, 3 July 2012 (UTC)