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    The Vault is monstrous, and other stuff

    If anyone was wondering why NMA isn't rushing to offer Fallout: New Vegas guidance, well, when you have a wiki with 475,000 manhours poured into it, it's kind of hard to compete, info-wise.
    According to the magic of traffic-measurement tools, it seems that the unofficial Fallout: New Vegas wiki logged over 475,000 man-hours work within less than a week of the game's release. Traffic spikes hit Wikia's servers harder than a ground zero detonation, registering some 2.5 million visitors over that period - seven times the normal amount for the network. Fans created and edited hundreds upon hundreds of pages of information full of everything from quest walkthroughs and item locations to obscure trivia and bug reports.

    Oh, internet. I love you and your pro-bono strategy guidance, especially since I play the PC version of New Vegas and can thus keep a browser window open on that page at all times. Then again, before folks go and crow about never needing a paper guide ever again, I've a distinct feeling that a lot of that early info came straight from the half-million word-long print guide.
    A base and vile and probably true accusation! Still, can't beat our favorite wiki for info.

    On other random topics: Something Awful has a Mojave Wasteland Classifieds bit with injokes for New Vegas players.

    Meanwhile, Duck and Cover reminds us there's only a few days left to their contest, so get writing/triviaing.

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    Who owns the wiki? That site must generate some interesting ad revenue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korindabar
    Who owns the wiki? That site must generate some interesting ad revenue.
    Wikia technically owns it and I think they also get the ad revenue but maybe they have a split program between founders of individual Wiki's and themselves?

    I'd imagine it's pretty expensive to run though.

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    This is good and bad. Bad side is, that wikia can do what they want and the vault can't do anything about it. As example, if they decide to add a bullshit-design to all of their wikis that is just bad and cut the support of the old template, you have to live with it...

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    I wonder how many of those hours were Ausir's...


    He is truly dedicated.

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    Didn't they just do that a few weeks ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexx
    As example, if they decide to add a bullshit-design to all of their wikis that is just bad and cut the support of the old template, you have to live with it...
    You mean like they're doing now?


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    Yes, it was done some short time ago and you can't do anything against it. Only way to "fix" this, is to set yourself a different template. Still, every guest and person who is not logged in, will see the shitty new default template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexx
    Yes, it was done some short time ago and you can't do anything against it. Only way to "fix" this, is to set yourself a different template. Still, every guest and person who is not logged in, will see the shitty new default template.
    I haven't really found it to be that much of an issue. I think the only thing that confused me was that they switched the search bar to the right side.

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    I was actually amazed at how much quest info they had up week one. Including bugs and fixes.

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    Destructoid is probably right they used the guides to get a head start, but funny thing about Prima guides is they tend to be outdated by release. But then the GECK comes around and you can just directly extract stats. Then add the thousands playing the game and willing to submit.

    Really, it's just an awesome system.

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    Been playing NV since the day it came out, and I still think it's great!

    It's really nice to see a worthy Fallout game again. After all of these years I had given up hope.

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    It's only a worthy Fallout game, because Fallout 3 happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexx
    It's only a worthy Fallout game, because Fallout 3 happened.
    Pretty much. Fallout 3 did so much wrong so by comparison something that does just some stuff wrong is better. Still, New Vegas does quite a lot wrong too. It's still an FPS/RPG, for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother None
    Destructoid is probably right they used the guides to get a head start, but funny thing about Prima guides is they tend to be outdated by release.
    Also has some weird errors, was reading it round a friends house today and at one point it called Raul Rose.
    ''You have the right to remain inconspicuous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother None
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexx
    It's only a worthy Fallout game, because Fallout 3 happened.
    Pretty much. Fallout 3 did so much wrong so by comparison something that does just some stuff wrong is better. Still, New Vegas does quite a lot wrong too. It's still an FPS/RPG, for one.
    What's wrong with that? Fallout 3 didn't do too much wrong. It was different from the first games, because a. it was set across the country from them, and b. it was developed like 10 years later.

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    fallout 3 is a fps with some rpg thrown in, and does do either good.

    its a bad fps since it lacks ironsight and mix some rpf element in shooting, and its a BAD!!! rpg
    main story sucks, and general writing in the game is just plain badly written, and howard has himself admitted they just added a lot of cool things and it hung together then nice if not no matter.
    The game itself fucks over lore, BoS is after getting their hand on tech yet what they mainly do in f3 is destroy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunih
    fallout 3 is a fps with some rpg thrown in, and does do either good.
    And New Vegas is basically the same, just with some improvements. It's a better FPS, mechanically, but thankfully also one who takes its RPG parts more seriously. That said, a bit too much twitchy combat gameplay for an RPG of Fallout's stamp.

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    This wiki sounds like a supermutant behemoth. Looks like someone's gonna need an MIRV to take it out.


    Just saying.

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