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A Distant World Wiki - 12/3/2011 11:37:20 PM   
hein

 

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I read on this forum few guides or strategy advice which are very well done and regularly the same questions are on the forum.
why dont starting a wiki for helping new players to approach this complex game and centralize all of its valuable aid.
I'd like to do it but i'm french speaking and would be very tidious for me.
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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/4/2011 3:59:23 PM   
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There is a DW Wiki, it is on the internet under search, but it's not maintained.

If you searched for it you would find it.

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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/5/2011 4:16:48 AM   
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http://distantworlds.wikia.com/wiki/Distant_worlds_Wiki

I added a couple of things mainly race info. Called the "Empires" page and I didn't change the title. Lifted info from another thread here, did not include the Legends racial completion factors. Missing info for one race. Please somebody (Erik?) check for accuracy. NOT a wiki programming expert! But it's at least a handy reference to those starting a new game.

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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/5/2011 3:57:50 PM   
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Cool JW, thx for the effort.

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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/5/2011 6:45:38 PM   
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Without the blessing of Matrix, I don't see this getting much work, since it can be shut down with a single complaint from Matrix Games, or any of the intellectual copyright owners.

The difficulty in promulgating game knowledge has come up several times, and is a personal (of many) gripe I have. If you watch the forums for a while, you will see the same issues coming up again and again and again. Some people like Data and JHGT try to answer the questions, but it is really a band-aid. An "official" FAQ, Wiki or some other method to find answers to common problems and concerns is needed.

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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/5/2011 8:02:33 PM   
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Why would they shut it down? A fan-created wiki section would be a huge sell, as it means the players are inspired enough to put work into promoting the product. Free marketing!

What Matrix Games SHOULD do is like what Bioware did with Dragon Age 2, use the wikia site as a place to go for teasers. Not only are all special abilities detailed there, but they were added piecemeal, 3-6 months in advance, which kept their fan base salivating through day of release.

Now the game itself (DA2) was a let-down in some ways, but I digress. The centralized place to go for information (outside of the in-game Galactopedia) got a lot of people to buy the product.

Peace.

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RE: A Distant World Wiki - 12/6/2011 1:00:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: johnqwilson

Why would they shut it down? A fan-created wiki section would be a huge sell, as it means the players are inspired enough to put work into promoting the product. Free marketing!


If it is indeed free, then they should have no problem giving the official nod for such a project. This has been brought up many times on the forums, with NO NOD from Matrix. I can appreciate that they don't want to lend credibility to anything that they don't directly control - but as they say - nothing ventured, nothing gained. They aren't willing to venture ANYTHING so far.

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ORIGINAL: johnqwilson
What Matrix Games SHOULD do is like what Bioware did with Dragon Age 2, use the wikia site as a place to go for teasers. Not only are all special abilities detailed there, but they were added piecemeal, 3-6 months in advance, which kept their fan base salivating through day of release.


That model of dribbling out information leading up to the release has been followed by many a game company. I entirely agree that it's an effective way to market your product, and actually get feedback which may head off balance issues that aren't expected.

But this marketing technique has ONLY been done on the forums. There's precious little of this sort being done by Matrix.

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ORIGINAL: johnqwilson
Now the game itself (DA2) was a let-down in some ways, but I digress. The centralized place to go for information (outside of the in-game Galactopedia) got a lot of people to buy the product.

Peace.


As for DA2, I entirely agree - it was technically pathetic. Good story, but this is BioWare - that's expected from them.

But that required that Bioware do some work to seed, check and update the site. I haven't seen any sign of any willingness on the part of Matrix to do something similar. Maybe they can't afford to. Maybe it's a legal issue with intellectual property rights. Or maybe they just can't be arsed.

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