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There is going to be guides and items lists for everything once the game gets more years under its belt. The trick is not to look at them if you dont want to be spoiled and discover things on your own. Kinda like Elderscrolls games. I only looked at a guide when i was utterly lost on a quest.
An easily searchable compendium of gear, spells, boons, conditions, NPCs, crafting recipes?
Of course there will be. Multiple.
I think the wiki should be just fine for it. The GW wiki is great, probably the best I've seen for a game.
I would like to see a wowhead for GW2 for the purposes of finding gear that you want (looks), locating DE's, and DE chains.
The GW wiki does that. I'm sure the GW2 wiki will do that as well. Also, you'll be able to use it while in game.
So far the previous GW all used the guildwarswiki, I would imagine they will still use that for GW2 given that it's much easier to showcase user created builds in a wiki than a wowhead.
One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.
Do we need one?
Not really if GWwiki keeps up the same work as in GW1.
Do we want one?
Sure, it could be handy
Will there be one?
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If the gw1 wiki is anything to go by, the gw2 wiki will be pretty awesome. So personally, I don't think so.....but I think there will probably be one anyways. :P
im sure someone has reserved guildhead already to preempt its launch.
best part about a site like wowhead is that it lists quests and items. now obviously discovering and exploring is important in video games but if something is bugged or cryptic(verog the devrish pre cata) you can look it up.
plus there's the comments and pictures section too.
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Gw2head.com is registered by same person/company who owns wowhead/torhead :
ZAM Network, LLC.
1850 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90025
So i suppose it's pretty obvious we can expect those sites to come alive too.
Nothing against the wiki editors, but that doesn't come close to the searching, browsing, filtering, and sorting that a site like wowhead provides. It's not so much about containing the data, it's more about how that data can be presented.
Like others have said, if the original wiki is anything to go by, the gw2 one will be hella awesome. Guild Wars Wiki. Plus err, there is the discussion tab for comments? o_o
I liked wowhead as well.
But I thought the GW wiki was nicely streamlined. Very easy to use and find what you are looking for. In addition you'll be able to use it in game. I'm not sure you can use wowhead in game (in WoW) can you?
It never needed one because Guild Wars was integrated with wiki pages.
They already have an official Guild Wars 2 one, which probably will work like it did in the game
Press f10 to click on your quests to find details and walkthroughs, or type /wiki <item/quest/etc>
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