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Peerless
12-05-2006, 06:26 PM
There is a informational database of all things Dungeons and Dragons Online for your perusal, available here:


DDOWIKI.COM (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/)

Why are you still reading? Click the link! Oh well... if you really want to know more... ^^/

It's a wiki, which means it's written by you, the readers. You are, of course, under no obligation to add anything, or even register an account (if you felt like it, you could even edit without making an account, though we generally prefer you do do so), but it's there if you DO notice an error and would like to fix it - we, and the rest of the community, would thank you for keeping it accurate and updated (-:

A major part of our wiki is empirical information about the game world and character development - classes, spells, enhancements, races, equipment you can find in-game, feats, quest lines, etcetra. A lot of people know about these, but they aren't all we do.

We're also trying to build a database of all the guilds on all the servers - please feel free to add your own guild to the list, or edit your guild's entry if it's out of date or incorrect.

We're also working on the DDO Information Project - a lot of spells and things in the game seem to be missing specific numbers on damage and other effects, so a lot of our users are collecting tables of data by casting spells over and over and averaging the results and looking for basic formulae for everything in-game - they could certainly use some help if you're interested in information and numbers.

Last but not least, we'll soon be opening a section for people to post their own characters - a whole page on the wiki devoted your character, with whatever you want - backstory if you're an RP'er, level, exact build, guild, friends in-game, whatever you would like. We're excited about this, so watch around for news of when we open it.

In any case, this thread will be for you to yell at me if you don't feel like going by the wiki to do so, and a place for me to post news about the wiki, links to important sections, and I will be glad to answer any questions you post here. Thanks for dropping by! (-:


Status update: The wiki is currently under construction so to speak - Please have patience! All will be fixed soon, with a few late christmas presents to boot! Our wikielves have been busy over the holidays, very busy indeed! (-:

Veltkreeg
12-05-2006, 06:46 PM
Great site.

Viglin
12-13-2006, 07:02 AM
No threads on it, but its often remarked about when someones seeking information...l know one or two people who nearly always drop a link to it.

And grats on getting sticked.

MysticTheurge
12-13-2006, 08:33 AM
Good. Now maybe I can find a link when I'm actually looking for one. :D

Thing
12-13-2006, 08:36 AM
There was a thread discussing player pages on ddo wiki which prompted me to take a look. I ended up adding my guilds to their guild page.

Peerless
12-13-2006, 10:24 AM
There was a thread discussing player pages on ddo wiki which prompted me to take a look. I ended up adding my guilds to their guild page.

Yep! This one. (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79519)

Thanks for adding your guild! We're trying to build a directory of all the current guilds on all american and european servers.

Talonvor
12-16-2006, 11:30 AM
Yawn

cdbd3rd
12-16-2006, 11:42 AM
No threads on it, but its often remarked about when someones seeking information...l know one or two people who nearly always drop a link to it.

And grats on getting sticked.

Peer got sticked?!? LOL!

(Sorry Vig, but needed a chuckle this morning and wanted to share) :p

As for the info in the Wiki, always remember the information is entered by anyone passing through, so don't take it all at face value as gospel.
Good reference overall, keeping that in mind.

_

Peerless
12-17-2006, 01:36 AM
Peer got sticked?!? LOL!

(Sorry Vig, but needed a chuckle this morning and wanted to share) :p

As for the info in the Wiki, always remember the information is entered by anyone passing through, so don't take it all at face value as gospel.
Good reference overall, keeping that in mind.

_

I got stickied!?!?
I'm not sure whether to take that in a sort of dirty japanese-porn-y way, or as a compliment. Either way, I think I need a shower now, ^^/

(not that kind of a shower... sicko!)

Anyway, I wish one of the people bashing my site just because it's a wiki would PM me, just one, so he could point out things that have been vandalized and are wrong. It would really **** me off if anything some people have been saying is true - there is a special page on the wiki that automatically lists every single change to any page, anywhere on the wiki. I check it 4 or 5 times a day. If there are vandalous edits, I revert them - so far, within an average of 3ish hours since they were made. Never more than a day.

More importantly, we don't really GET any vandalism to the DDOwiki, thankfully - nothing like we get on other sites, anyway. The last time I had to ban an IP due to vandalism was over 4 months ago - and it's been almost two weeks since I had to revert a vandal's edit.

Now, as to the accuracy of non-vandal edits, I'm not exactly sure - I just bought an account in the game to post on these forums, but I don't play - so I can't personally vouch for it. But I *can* vouch for the dedication of our admins, Tihocan, Robin and Anonymous, and I know they are always leaving notes asking for contributors to verify their edits if they themselves can't jump in game and find a way to verify whatever change was made.

My point in all this is - for a number you read to be wrong, somebody has to go to the trouble of not only editing a page, but instead of doing the normal 'vandal-y thing', just deleting all the content and leaving "LOL IEDITRD WIKI!!!!!1!' (the technical term for that is that newbalism), they have to bother to edit something on the page and insert invalid information while STILL making it look viable, like real encyclopedia information; but it also has to slip by a LOT of vigilant peoples' eyes last, which is very unlikely. That sentance was... way too long. Anyway, I think you get the idea.

If somebody does have a problem with the wiki's workings, please contact me privately, thanks.

(p.s. cdbd3rd, I wasn't directing this at you specifically, I know you weren't itending to slander us or anything like that - it's just that there are people who are lol)

Vilidius
12-18-2006, 01:57 AM
I just bought an account in the game to post on these forums, but I don't play

DUDE. I'm trying to figure out how you make money at this, because seriously, I'm a fan of community involvement on the net as much as anyone, but I wouldn't go that far.

It's bee a while since I contributed anything to the wiki. I'll see what I can do soon. :) Your dedication (*cough* psychotic fanaticism *cough*) has inspired me.

Vilidius
12-18-2006, 02:05 AM
As for the info in the Wiki, always remember the information is entered by anyone passing through, so don't take it all at face value as gospel. Good reference overall, keeping that in mind.

You know, speaking as someone with a book coming out in RL very shortly (non-fiction subject, reputable publisher) I just want to point out that 98% of what gets published, in any format, is not written by anyone with a PhD in the subject. Skepticism is good. Read everything with a healthy dose of doubt. But don't slag a wiki especially just because it's a collaborative resource.

The only argument against a wiki is that "anyone" can edit it. Meaning I can (I have in this case, actually) or you can. Mainly it's that you can. Someone thinks "damn, I could go edit that right now and I'm just some random idiot, so maybe what's there was written by some other random idiot!" And that may be true, but the same is true of any book you might go buy from your local bookstore. Random idiots can, and do, get published all the time.

So yeah, doubt is good, but don't hate on wikis. I actually think the community project has a special safeguard against stupidity that other media lack. A bad bit of info or lazy mistake can slip by even the best writer. But if enough people are checking it won't last in a wiki. As Peerless has said, it's got to be very subtle and very deliberate indeed to escape community notice. Just look at how fast incorrect assertions get corrected on a message forum. On a wiki, same thing.

Peace.

Peerless
12-18-2006, 01:48 PM
Vilidius has hit the nail on the head. In two ways. My fanaticism for raw, pure, clean, MASSIVE amounts of information and numbers; and the true usefulness of wiki. (-:

Grettir
12-23-2006, 02:13 PM
I checked out your wiki and it looks great. One thing I noticed is the fact that you have the enhancement for Arcane Fluidity III listed as it is supposed to work, but in fact Drow that reach level 9 are not offered that enhancement. Even upon reaching level 10, they are not offered the enhancement. I've submitted a bug report to Turbine's QA about this and I expect they will fix it soon, but in the meantime, it doesn't work like that. I posted about it in the DDO general discussion forum here:

http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82209

I just thought you might want to note that in there somewhere. You have produced a great aid to many DDO players, keep up the good work. Thanks!

Peerless
12-23-2006, 03:35 PM
I checked out your wiki and it looks great. One thing I noticed is the fact that you have the enhancement for Arcane Fluidity III listed as it is supposed to work, but in fact Drow that reach level 9 are not offered that enhancement. Even upon reaching level 10, they are not offered the enhancement. I've submitted a bug report to Turbine's QA about this and I expect they will fix it soon, but in the meantime, it doesn't work like that. I posted about it in the DDO general discussion forum here:

http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82209

I just thought you might want to note that in there somewhere.

That's the whole point of a wiki - you can go add that yourself! (-:


You have produced a great aid to many DDO players, keep up the good work. Thanks!
I just hang around promoting the place. The wonderful amount of information in it is no way attributable to me, no way! Thank THESE (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Special:CountEdits) people for that (-:

Peerless
12-24-2006, 02:58 AM
Here's the post I just made in this thread (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php?p=869408#post869408):

Ok, I've got a sort of partial characters section ready for beta-testing! I would love it if anybody who so wishes would add their character, so I can expand and test the new system.

Here's an example character page:
Testing Character (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Testing_Character)

And here's the new listings!
New Characters page (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Characters)
Expanded long-format categorization listing (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Characters/Long) - shows all possible character categories, even those without characters submitted yet.
Flat character listing (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Characters/Flat) - be careful, this could get pretty long as lots of characters are added!

Feel free to add a page for each one of your characters - I myself haven't even figured out everything you could use such a page for! (-:
Have a nice day.

Peerless
01-04-2007, 01:09 PM
Status update: The wiki is currently under construction so to speak - Please have patience! All will be fixed soon, with a few late christmas presents to boot! Our wikielves have been busy over the holidays, very busy indeed! (-:

silverstar23
02-25-2007, 08:56 PM
l know one or two people who nearly always drop a link to it..


One of them is probably me ;)

Legohaiden
03-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Status update: The wiki is currently under construction so to speak - Please have patience! All will be fixed soon, with a few late christmas presents to boot! Our wikielves have been busy over the holidays, very busy indeed! (-:

does anyone know if this is back up?

tihocan
03-23-2007, 02:24 PM
does anyone know if this is back up?
The Wiki is up and running!

Kamandi
04-02-2007, 02:08 AM
Wiki DDO is great. If anyone of you DDO geniuses (I cannot and will not ever be able to call myself one, I only play about 4-8 hours a week on average [/emote Kamandi paints a target on chest for easy witty forum backlash]) wants to help update it, they are always looking to improve the site.

Bugsie
05-06-2007, 10:53 AM
Was great. Used to use it all the time. It does need a lot of updating now.

Peerless
05-06-2007, 04:24 PM
Was great. Used to use it all the time. It does need a lot of updating now.

Why not update it? Who else do you expect to do it? d-:

Bugsie
05-07-2007, 06:55 AM
Why not update it?

Several reason, one being I don't know what I'm doing. So I best leave it to people who do.


Who else do you expect to do it? d-:

However made it in the first place. Why start something that you don't plan on finishing?

Peerless
05-07-2007, 11:36 AM
Several reason, one being I don't know what I'm doing. So I best leave it to people who do.
It's supposed to be made laughably easy by default - the idea is just to click 'edit' and go from there - there are plenty of us around who know how to fix any mistakes you make, just not plenty of us that know what you know about DDO.


Whoever made it in the first place. Why start something that you don't plan on finishing?
That would be me d-:
I don't have as much time as I used to have, re: working on the network, but I still have quite enough to do whatever needs to be done, wiki-work wise.
However, I don't even play DDO! It's up to guys like you to add the information, just a little bit at a time...
Don't worry about messing up, I'm *good* at fixing that. I just don't have the info to add unless somebody else does so first! d-:

tihocan
05-08-2007, 08:33 AM
However made it in the first place. Why start something that you don't plan on finishing?
The Wiki used to be pretty comprehensive when some of us had enough time to update it.
The problem is the game is evolving, so there is always more to add, and in the meantime people's availability can change and they may not have time anymore to work on it... that's life :)

Peerless
05-08-2007, 03:36 PM
The Wiki used to be pretty comprehensive when some of us had enough time to update it.
The problem is the game is evolving, so there is always more to add, and in the meantime people's availability can change and they may not have time anymore to work on it... that's life :)

Hi tiho d-:

Yes, he's mostly right - the idea is mostly that as the top contributors to the wiki get tired of editing, or leave the game, or etc - that new editors will take their place, so there's always an active community editing. It just seems to have not happened d-:

Bugsie
05-08-2007, 03:50 PM
Sounds like I have a chance to give back to the website that gave soo much to me when I was a little newblette. I'll take some time to try and help update it.

Mad_Bombardier
05-25-2007, 01:23 PM
The DDOwiki Spell Point (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Spell_point) page is updated and ready for inquiring minds. Now you can number crunch SP to your heart's content. Enjoy!

Peerless
07-11-2007, 07:00 PM
Just wanted to bump the post, and let everybody know, we've got a new steward on board: Borror0! If you want to help editing on a large scale, drop him a line on the wiki.

Borror0
07-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Or here! Just send me a pm (http://forums.ddo.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=37042). ;)

Peerless
07-12-2007, 01:51 AM
Or here! Just send me a pm (http://forums.ddo.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=37042). ;)

That works too d-:

The_Cataclysm
07-27-2007, 01:40 AM
I have started to put my touch on the equipment section. I figured named loot would be a good place to start. :)

Borror0
07-27-2007, 05:53 AM
I have started to put my touch on the equipment section. I figured named loot would be a good place to start. :)

Nah, I think we should leave it to an expert. ;)

Nikodaemon
09-19-2007, 11:27 AM
Nah, I think we should leave it to an expert. ;)

hehehe...

just browsing the forums.

gj on wiki; useful

Borror0
09-19-2007, 12:04 PM
hehehe...

just browsing the forums.

gj on wiki; useful

Glad to hear that. :) If you have any suggestion to add/improve it, just dump them here. :)

Borror0
09-30-2007, 09:02 PM
Wiki down, problem with DNS. Be back up as soon as possible.

Yeah, it really ****es me off.:mad:

elad
10-02-2007, 02:57 PM
Everytime I click any one of the many ddo wiki links it asks me to save a small files instead of opening the page, what gives

Borror0
10-03-2007, 08:04 AM
Everytime I click any one of the many ddo wiki links it asks me to save a small files instead of opening the page, what gives

Did it happen before Monday? Because the website is down since Monday. It'll hopefuly be back on today.

Borror0
10-04-2007, 04:31 PM
Well... DNS is propagating, it may appear to any given user in between one hour and three days. We have no control over it past that at this point.

Mad_Bombardier
10-04-2007, 04:32 PM
Still can't connect, but it's good news that a fix is in the pipeline. :D

Borror0
10-04-2007, 06:27 PM
Still can't connect, but it's good news that a fix is in the pipeline. :D

Yeah, can't connect either, making me mad.

EDIT: Can access it, I have a week of holiday comming Friday, lots of editing (and homework :() ahead!!!:D

Symar-FangofLloth
10-21-2007, 08:08 AM
Hey. I've noticed a bunch of wrong information on enhancements, so if it's alright, I'll start to correct those. I often find myself doing nothing in game, so it'll be a good way to pass some time. I started on the bard already :D.

Borror0
10-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Hey. I've noticed a bunch of wrong information on enhancements, so if it's alright, I'll start to correct those. I often find myself doing nothing in game, so it'll be a good way to pass some time. I started on the bard already :D.

Ok Symar, I've seen a bit of your edits. I was about to write about it on the wiki. I'll write you a Point of Interest once I'm done.

Your work gladly appreciated, however, there is a template to respect with enhacements.

Thanks again!
Borror0

PS If anyone wants to follow his example..

Borror0
10-21-2007, 11:12 AM
I'll write you a Point of Interest once I'm done.

Done, check your talk page (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/User_talk:Symar) asap! ;)

Symar-FangofLloth
10-21-2007, 11:17 PM
Ah, okay. I'll follow the example of the other ones then, and hopefully not screw it all up. Hehe.

Borror0
10-21-2007, 11:18 PM
Ah, okay. I'll follow the example of the other ones then, and hopefully not screw it all up. Hehe.

Wiki is bullet proof. All is saved, I could go back to what ever version in 3 seconds anyway. ;)

Also, if you do something wrong I'll just correct it and tell you how to do it right.:)

adamkatt
11-04-2007, 02:36 AM
I just went to check out this wiki. Nice place lots of info, but whats the first thing i see plat buying web site ads... So we have here a sticked thread here with direct links to at least 2 plat buying sites..

otherwise... nice page

Borror0
11-04-2007, 02:47 AM
I just went to check out this wiki. Nice place lots of info, but whats the first thing i see plat buying web site ads... So we have here a sticked thread here with direct links to at least 2 plat buying sites..

otherwise... nice page

Yeah, that was there to pay a few things... we're getting rid of this weekend. :)

I have to wait for Peerless to do it, otherwise it'd already be done by now. :)

Borror0
11-04-2007, 04:26 PM
Ok... since the server was moved (the time the wiki was down), we cannot access the server by ourselves.

That means we have to have someone DRIVE physicly there to do it, should be done this week

Davinna
11-08-2007, 09:34 AM
I found this wiki site by accident on web search. I use it all the time. Great resource for character building an explorer maps. Thanks!!

Borror0
12-06-2007, 08:08 AM
Just thought I'd mention it that we got rid of the Ads finally. :)

Been a while that it's been done but I had forgotten to write it here.

Mad_Bombardier
12-06-2007, 10:21 AM
Just thought I'd mention it that we got rid of the Ads finally. :)Huzzah! :)

Google Ads, FTL. :(

Borror0
12-06-2007, 12:07 PM
Huzzah! :)

Google Ads, FTL. :(

Yeah, wished they would have linked to other stuff than plat sellers.. :(

MysticTheurge
12-06-2007, 01:03 PM
Yeah, wished they would have linked to other stuff than plat sellers.. :(

Can't you control it somehow?

Shamus Young implies that you can in this post (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1389).

Borror0
12-06-2007, 02:31 PM
Can't you control it somehow?

Shamus Young implies that you can in this post (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1389).

Probably, but I was already annoyed by it anyway.;)

I was more sad that it was pointing to plat farmers and that I couldn't take it off because we did not have acess to the server by ourselves for a while.

Mad_Bombardier
01-21-2008, 02:24 PM
The DDOwiki Class Advancement Tables have been updated to include L15 and 16! Specific descriptions of new spells and abilities will come when Mod6 releases and more ingame descriptions are available. But, check out the attack progressions, saves, SP, spell slots, etc.. :) Also check out the little known Combo Chain (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Combo_chain) page for details on attacks with TWF (based on info from Codog's threads).

moorewr
01-21-2008, 03:36 PM
The DDOwiki Class Advancement Tables have been updated to include L15 and 16! Specific descriptions of new spells and abilities will come when Mod6 releases and more ingame descriptions are available. But, check out the attack progressions, saves, SP, spell slots, etc.. :) Also check out the little known Combo Chain (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Combo_chain) page for details on attacks with TWF (based on info from Codog's threads).

woot! thank you to the wiki team :)

McGraham
01-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Ya'll need to massage the entrance quests. Even though all the ones listed are a sub catagory of the intial one.
Talk to guard Halidene (or whatever her name is and she sets up the "Making yourself Known" quest which list the contacts for the other sub quests.

:D

Borror0
01-24-2008, 10:25 PM
Ok, just remembered I haven't wrote this message yet.

Since January 23rd, the wiki is closed to editing. We are currently moving to a new server, as a result, edit are blocked to prevent the any data loss (as any edits doen sicne the transfer can be lost). The reason for this change is quite simple. If any of you remember, we had some server issues back at the end of September. Those were due to our server being moved elsewhere (in the real world). After that, we lost access to our server (long story). Anyway, we got a new server now and things will be back up in a week or so.

Now, the good news:

The wiki will be faster;
We'll run on a newer MediaWiki;
We'll have new extensions;
We'll still be ready for module 6 when it'll come back on;
The wiki won't be blue and white anymore!:D

So, the wiki will be ready, for us, main editors shortly (hopefuly tomorrow). We'll have the pleasure to fix everything that broke (yay!!) and we'll also update stuff to be ready for module 6.0. We are hoping to get it back online before the 30th, but we cannot guarantee anything. So, fingers crossed.

Sorry for the trouble it may cause you. For those that wonder, you can still visit the wiki without problem, only not edit it.

Hope this will be worth the trouble and will improve the users' experience,
Borror0:)

Borror0
01-27-2008, 10:44 AM
Just as an update - we've discovered that the migration to a new server will take longer than planned, because we're be moving over nearly ever page on the wiki by hand (and in the process, checking them over for errors, and in general improving the quality and organization of the entire wiki at one go).

Due to this fact, the database has been un-locked, so that you may edit in new data. However, as we move pages, we'll be marking them as Migrated - this will be obvious, and once a page has been migrated, we ask that you not edit it further on the old wiki, because those changes won't get transferred to the new wiki. We won't be outright locking pages we migrate (due to possibly necessary Module 6 changes in the near future), but please respect the 'Migrated!' notices.

Thanks for your patience,
The DDOwiki team

Borror0
02-18-2008, 02:16 AM
Woot!!

http://mint.enterwiki.net/

MysticTheurge
02-18-2008, 07:26 AM
Woot!!

http://mint.enterwiki.net/

Nice work guys.

The crafting guide is definitely excellent.