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About

The EpicDuel Wiki (also called ED Wiki or EDW) is a web-based encyclopedia for Artix Entertainment's PVP MMO, EpicDuel. We strive to bring you complete information on EpicDuel content and the articles present on the wiki help us do that. The wiki is regularly patrolled by our team of administrators who maintain the accuracy and quality of the content hosted.

History

The EpicDuel Wiki was founded on December 18th, 2009 by Al Gilman, creator of popular Artix Entertainment wikis. Originally an unofficial wiki, the EpicDuel Wiki was later recognized officially and replaced the EpicDuel Forum Encyclopedia around September of 2010.

Two years after its original opening, the EpicDuel Wiki obtained its 2,000th content page on April 13th, 2012.

Social Networks

The official Twitter account for the EpicDuel Wiki (@EpicDuelWiki) was announced on December 26th, 2010 and the official YouTube channel (EpicDuelWiki) on January 15th, 2011. A Google+ Page was created and linked to our YouTube channel on June 9th, 2013. Currently, there are no additional official social networking accounts for the wiki.

Quick Facts

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Our 3,029 users have created 13,458 pages, including 4,148 content pages and cumulating a total of 83,051 edits. Our team of 7 staff members help maintain the wiki while our 24 active users help contribute content.

This information is correct as of Friday, June 20, 2014. Update

Design and Content

The main page of the EpicDuel Wiki underwent a major visual redesign that was released September 3rd, 2010. Announcements replaced the "Game Information" section and were added April 2nd, 2011.

The armor spreadsheet was introduced July 21st, 2010 as a convenient way to compare and locate any armor in-game. Following its success, the weapon spreadsheet was released a week later on July 28th, 2010. On April 5th, 2012, the weapon spreadsheet was split into the primary weapon spreadsheet and the ranged weapon spreadsheet due to its immense size. With the release of EpicDuel Omega and the elimination of preset stats, both armor and weapon spreadsheets were archived.

Image Directories were first introduced for achievements December 25th, 2010 as an alternative method of locating an achievement. They were later extended to armors, robots, items and vehicles in January and March of 2011.

Editing

The primary help page for the EpicDuel Wiki was added December 18th, 2009, with a picture guide added August 27th, 2010. The first video guide on uploading images was added June 8th, 2011. The Getting Started guide was added September 3rd, 2010, the Editing Help page on September 29th, 2010, and the FAQ page on April 16th, 2011. On August 25th, 2012, the Wiki Tutorial was created, which merged and updated our 4 previous tutorial pages.

The alternative method of editing with forms was officially released March 9th, 2012 although the project has been in development since late 2011.

Another alternative method of editing with preloaded templates was released August 25th, 2012 as another easier method of editing.

Other Projects

On January 8th, 2011, site owner Al Gilman launched the Lore Forum as the wiki's discussion hub. Due to activity lowering, the Lore Forum closed all but one section on March 12th, 2012.

For easier access to all Artix Entertainment Design Notes on a single website, the Everything Lore blog was launched January 21st, 2012. The blog was later converted into a redirector page for the Everything Lore family of wikis.

The Team

The current EpicDuel Wiki team consists of the following 3 bureaucrats and 4 administrators:

Al Gilman About.png Al Gilman - [EpicDuel Character Page]
System Administrator
Staff since December 18, 2009. (1646 days)
White Tiger About.png White Tiger - [EpicDuel Character Page] 8x About.png 8x - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Bureaucrat Bureaucrat
Staff since December 21, 2009. (1643 days) Staff since August 17, 2011. (1039 days)
Mecha Mario About.png Mecha Mario - [EpicDuel Character Page] Tank About.png TankMage - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Senior Administrator Senior Administrator
Staff since November 6, 2010. (1323 days) Staff since May 13, 2013. (404 days)
Valencia About.png Valencia - [EpicDuel Character Page] Nodelborgos About.png Nodelborgosmaster - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Senior Administrator Junior Administrator
Staff since October 12, 2013. (252 days) Staff since March 15, 2014. (98 days)

Former Staff Members

SMGS About.png SMGS - [EpicDuel Character Page] Ashari About.png Ashari - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Former Administrator Former Bureaucrat
Staff from May 4, 2012 to June 11, 2013. (403 days) Staff from June 13, 2010 to July 4, 2012. (752 days)
The Doctor About.png The Doctor - [EpicDuel Character Page] Soliqe About.png Soliqe - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Former Administrator Former Administrator
Staff from June 13, 2010 to April 7, 2012. (664 days) Staff from April 1, 2011 to May 20, 2011. (49 days)
Archlight 101 About.png Archlight 101 - [EpicDuel Character Page] Jimmyhou About.png Jimmyhou - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Former Administrator Former Administrator
Staff from June 30, 2010 to March 2, 2011. (245 days) Staff from December 18, 2009 to August 15, 2010. (240 days)
SirValor About.png SirValor - [EpicDuel Character Page]
Former Administrator
Staff from December 23, 2009 to May 10, 2010. (135 days)