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Fans spend 58 years updating the Fallout New Vegas wiki

Nov 03 // Josh Tolentino
   @unangbangkay

Much as folks like to hate on fans and the horrible things they're capable of, it's nice to see some of the nice things they're capable of. This is one of those things.

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.

Much as folks like to hate on fans and the horrible things they're capable of, it's nice to see some of the nice things they're capable of. This is one of those things.

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.


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