With the 2011 year rapidly coming to a close, I wanted to take the time to wish all WikiGameGuides members a Happy Holiday, and reflect on an incredible rookie year for the site.
This site's community, although miniscule in comparison to gaming juggernauts, has gathered some of the best character I have seen online. Whether you may be a reviewer, guidemaker, moderator, blog-poster, or forum browser, everyone is working towards a common goal-- growing WikiGameGuides. Just a year ago, John and Dan were basically running a two-man site that was NextGenWalkthroughs with the bulk of the site's content and traffic coming from the two. Fast-forwarding back to present day, this is still true to an extent, but the community has really taken hold of the reigns. With the creation of WikiGameGuides, there was a sudden influx of community guidemakers, and it became common for a game to have 3+ guides, most famously Dead Space 2's fourteen guides.
With the site named WikiGameGuides, there's obviously a Wikipedia component to it. While it started out slow, the wiki's traffic spiked terrifically during the holiday season, mostly thanks to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim wiki and its hardworking team. It received a tremendous amount of views even though it was made by a small team consisting of roughly 15 members and the project itself only started about a week before the game came out. Next year's first big project is looking to be Mass Effect 3, so if you are decent with the English language and love to help the site, take the time next year to write down a couple of notes while playing the game, and join the site's wiki team. It will be greatly appreciated!
Whoever you may be reading this, hopefully you will be here to stay. Happy Holidays everyone!