Started in April of 2005 by Merovingian, the RuneScape Wiki's goal is to remain a vast, knowledgeable source for all things in RuneScape. As the site is a wiki, anybody can edit it, and all are encouraged to do so.
The RuneScape Wiki aims to be a potential competitor to all major RuneScape fansites. Guides to new quests or holiday events, for example, can be made in under an hour, far ahead of other fansites. With more contributors, this goal can be easily achieved.
Wikis are often targets for vandalism because of the ability for it to be edited by anyone. However, the RuneScape Wiki is moderated by a number of users who keep an eye out for vandalism.
How you can help
It is a good idea that users, preferably their RuneScape username. This way their IP address can be hidden from public view and they can become part of the community. It is recommended that your RuneScape password is not used as your Wikia password.
If you see anything that needs changing - change it! If you notice bad grammar, spelling errors, punctuation mistakes, inaccuracies, incompleteness or anything else that needs doing, hit the edit button at the top of the page and correct it yourself. If you speak another language other than English, you're more than welcome here, but helping out our sister projects (Bulgarian, Chinese(T), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish) would be as good or even better - they need content more than we do right now.
Please do not plagiarise copyrighted content from other sites.
Contribute to the various active discussions we have. The more opinions from the community we get, the better.
You can also help by doing some onerous cleaning duties - checking recent changes for vandalism, creating wanted pages, ensuring that no pages are orphans, making sure that all pages have categories, and generally reorganising information as required.
How to react to updates
Updates come usually once a week from RuneScape. Here are some pointers on how to update the wiki.
- Add the update to the relevant pages, listed on updates
- Modify Template:Updates so it's linked off the front page
- Add to the year page under Events history
- Add to the release date's page
- Edit Quests to include the entry, and also update related information at the top regarding most recent quest, and total quest points.
- Write the quest guide (at this stage, don't worry about red links).
- Edit Quest points.
- Edit List of quest release dates.
- Edit Members-only quests.
- If the quest provides a reward for a skill, the "quests" section of the skill page needs to be updated to include the quest. For example, Desert Treasure gives magic experience as a reward, so Magic#Quests needs to be updated.
- If the update gives access to a new area, links and articles need to be created for that area.
- If the update affects an existing area, it is worth changing the location articles so that they point back at the quest - for example, Cold War features Ardougne, Lumbridge and the iceberg, so Ardougne and Lumbridge need to be updated, and a new article for the iceberg created.
- If the update involves a dungeon, dungeon mapping should be done.
- Ideally, all the new items related to the update need to be added into the appropriate categories.
- If the update introduces something new for a skill, the skill page needs to be updated. For example, The Fremennik Isles introduced yak crafting, so the Crafting page needs to be updated.
- If there are new monsters, they need to be placed in the Bestiary pages, and the locations pages should point to the new monsters pages.
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