Something I discovered while getting back into Age of Conan is the relative dearth of web-based resources for it. There’s a couple of ad-supported sites like ConanVault, but the information on there is very shaky, and much of it is out of date. And there’s other stuff you can of course Google for. But the natural repository for such information would be a wiki. But alas, the AoCWiki is embarrassingly out of date. It’s not totally abandoned, but of lot of the information in there is from prior to the release of Rise of the Godslayer, and some of it predates the release of the game itself.
So here’s the gauntlet, thrown down. I’m challenging Age of Conan players to step up and give the AoCWiki some love. Add functional maps and graphics. Get the listings of quests, abilities, zones and dungeons up-to-date and complete. Write some walkthroughs for zones or instances. Me, I’ve been working on the zone list, but I’m just recently back and still feeling out the game, and have to dig up information instead of knowing it cold. But I do have some experience working on a wiki.
Part of what has helped EVE Online thrive as it has and continue to grow is the love put into web-based resources by the community. A wiki alone isn’t the end of that, but it’s a start. If you love Age of Conan, get out there and put in some time. If every Age of Conan player went over just one article with a little knowledge and polish, the AoCWiki would be one of the best resources of its kind in MMOs.