What are your thoughts on Wikia? If you’re like most people, you likely don’t have any and might even respond to that question with an expression of confusion. But it’s a highly relevant question for the people who run the Runescape wiki, as the team behind that site is migrating the entirety of said wiki off of Wikia’s Fandom servers and onto a new domain with support directly from Jagex.
They’re not alone; the Warframe wiki is debating moving off as well, due to intrusive advertisements and auto-playing videos. A move had actually begun already for the Warframe wiki but it went on hiatus as the community debated over things further. Nor are these troubles new for users of Wikia, which already had high-profile departures such as the Transformers wiki back in 2008 and the DOOM wiki back in 2011.
Of course, MMOs in their ever-changing natures make the ability to alter things in a wiki structure quite important, but Wikia’s particular status as a for-profit company has run up against community needs for reliable hosting. It’s a complex issue, but in this case it means you’ll want to update your bookmarks for one wiki and get ready to change for more.
The RuneScape Wiki and Old School RuneScape Wiki are moving to new, better homes!
— RuneScape (@RuneScape) October 2, 2018