It's been a long few years for Soulstorm's development, but at long last the release is only 2 weeks or so away. With that I expect (and kinda hope) a surge of traffic to the wiki as a brand new audience looks up information about the game. At the very least the release will provide an absolute ton of new information that needs to be added to the wiki, both in the form of lore, but also in the form of gameplay mechanics. The crafting system in particular will get some special dedication on the wiki, as that is possibly one of the things people will look for the most. I've been laying the foundation for all of this by adding new pages, but a lot of them still need to be checked for accuracy once the game releases, a ton of images need to be added, and a lot of content still needs to be written in the first place. So if you're looking for something to do, check out the pages that need attention, and don't shy away from contributing your own writing. Everyone can edit a wiki!
Incoming changes to Fandom
The Oddworld Wiki has its home on the Fandom platform (previously known as Wikia). This means that our wiki is part of a larger network, and that Fandom as a company has the final say over certain things like page layout, backend software and ad placement. This arrangement hasn't always been smooth sailing, but it needs to be said that, lately, Fandom is trying to work with its users in building a powerful and easy to use wiki platform.
Fandom recently merged with another wiki platform called Gamepedia, and both have since been in the process of merging the platforms together under the Fandom banner. The next step of this venture is a big update to the visual presentation of Fandom wikis, specifically for desktop users. More information about that can be found in this blog post.
What this means for the Oddworld Wiki is that we will be holding off on any planned graphical changes to our wiki until this change is fully rolled out. The new look is expected to be more modern, but will probably also throw a massive wrench in the works for any custom theming that the wiki currently has, so it would be a waste to invest time and effort into this any further. Once the changes are live, we can see about giving the new Fandom look a bit more of an Oddworld touch.
Because of this, and because a good portion of Fandom traffic comes from mobile sources that don't see the desktop themes anyway, the main focus on the wiki now is adding content. Writing accurate articles, filling out infoboxes and adding at least one image to every page.
As usual all help is greatly appreciated. I've had this wiki under my wing for a couple of years now, and while I don't intend to abandon it anytime soon, it is a lot of work for just one person. So if you want to help, please do! And if you're unsure what to do, feel free to ask me and I'm sure we can find something :).