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Today (14 October) @Wikia reached a milestone achieved by few internet companies -- hitting 100 Million Global Monthly Unique Visitors (per @Quantcast)!”— @wikia
|In the beginning, there was wikitext. Way back at the end of the last century, who might have suspected that this novel markup language would one day be the framework for the amazing array of fan communities that comprise Wikia, or the vast repository of human knowledge that is Wikipedia? As platforms for collaboration grow and evolve, the tools we use to contribute to them have to do the same. For almost two years, Wikia and the Wikimedia Foundation have been working together on an editing experience that's elegant, intuitive and most importantly, shows the user what the published page will really look like. Today we're excited to announce the first beta release of the VisualEditor feature on Wikia.
Making a first edit on a Wikia community should be a streamlined and straightforward experience. The new user should feel that the tools provided set them up for a successful edit. As most of us know, learning the ins and outs of wikitext can take a little while. And even in our current visual editing mode, those green puzzle pieces that stand in for infoboxes and templates can be a little…puzzling. The ideal experience for newer users is something that's truly WYSIWYG, which is what's expected from a text editor in this day and age. It's also important that things work just as well in the other direction – edits made in a visual mode should not produce unintended changes in the source code.
In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve partnered with Bethesda Softworks and one of 2014’s most terrifying games, The Evil Within, for our “Thinking Outside of the Boxman Halloween Sweepstakes.”
In time for Halloween, Bethesda has provided us with a web-friendly 3D models for one of the game’s iconic villains, Boxman. Between now and October 31st, we want you to take these models as inspiration for creating your own terrifying costume or fan art. Entries into the sweepstakes will give you a chance to win prizes like an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and a The Evil Within poster signed by the father of survival horror, Shinji Mikami!See the images and enter here
|Hey there! Due to your community's enthusiastic participation in our last food fiction event, we wanted to extend to you and everyone on the Fallout community an offer to work on another round of our Food Fiction series. We just wanted to give you the heads up that a blog encouraging users to nominate foods from the Fallout universe for a "gaming themed" party will be going live in Monday, and we'd love it if you could do what you can to get your community pumped.
Here's an example of what the submission post will look like: http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Asnow89/Food_Fiction:_Submit_your_OWN_South_Park_Menu
And here's an example of the finalized menu, which will live on the Recipes Wiki this time around: http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Asnow89/Food_Fiction:_South_Park_Menu-_VOTE
Dateline: Rockville, MD
News From the Wastes
|;Some big updates from Wasteland 2 this week as it approaches the Kickstarter Beta.
Here's the headlines:
|If you're holding out to play the game that started it all - including Fallout - well you will soon have your chance. Wasteland 1 is now being tested on a variety of new platforms, and is having some updates, including an updates sound track from Fallout vet Mark Morgan, some refined graphics, and the old paragraph book has been integrated into the game… You can see some of the progress here:
As some of you know, I visited a nuclear bunker in York earlier this year, and promised a Relic about it… Well, this isn't it, but helps foreshadow the York bunker to help put it into context.
If you're going to prepare your country to deal with a possible nuclear war, you need to know where and when the bombs are falling, and in the UK, that job fell to the Royal Observer Corps, a volunteer organisation tasked with collecting data on nuclear explosions.
The country was peppered with mini bunkers designed for 3 people; each containing 3 critical pieces of equipment to determine the location and size of each blast, reporting to bigger bunkers who would collate the bunkers data for their region (this is where the York bunker fitted in). Below you can see one of the mini bunkers in Ayrshire (Scotland).
Now if you're thinking that this sounds like a nice easy way to survive the apocalypse, you'd be wrong. One of these monitoring tools is essentially film with limited exposure to the outside world. This film needs to be changed every few hours, from the outside, in all of that radiation and fallout… Being a member of the ROC meant a slow painful death, rather than a merciful quick one.