More and more often, players are turning to detailed guides to enhance and help their online gaming experiences. Whether you're looking for what mob drops a unique piece of loot, where to find a special kill for an accolade, or how to spec your talent tree, these types of information-centers are now a part of the normal MMO routine. While wikis
and fan sites are popping up all over the internet, strategy guides
are collecting dust at the local video game stores.
"Homegrown" wikis seem to be a thing of the present and the way of the future -- they are special in the fact that they are created and evolved by the very same people who play the game. Strategy guides, on the other hand, are written by third-party companies that seem to have access to developer notes and other non-player-facing sources.
So how do you find your strategy? Do you check out wikis or do you prefer buying the printed guides to keep in your library of "stuff-you-will-never-read-again"? Have you ever actually contributed to a wiki by filling in the gaps with missing information? When was the last time you bought a physical copy of a strategy guide?
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