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Arenanet are here with a new blog post that has some good news for the French and German Guild Wars 2 community.

Hello, everyone, my name is Stéphane Lo Presti. As a community manager for ArenaNet, one of my roles is to act as a liaison between our studio and the wiki community. And today, I’d like to share some exciting news for French and German gamers: we’re launching official French and German Guild Wars 2 wikis! But before we get into details, I’d like to say a few words about wikis in general.


Read the full blog post here, and enjoy!
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#1 Milennin

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

No idea if there'll be enough demand for these, so can't say if it's a good thing or not.
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#2 DarkWasp

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

[quote name='Milennin' timestamp='1338398987' post='1481201']
No idea if there'll be enough demand for these, so can't say if it's a good thing or not.
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Wikis that people can read in their own language sounds like a good thing to me. There eventually comes a point in the game where there is no more "spoiling" it and its nice to have the wiki to reference to plan for titles and such.
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#3 Scarlet_Blossom

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

[quote name='DarkWasp' timestamp='1338399239' post='1481212']
Wikis that people can read in their own language sounds like a good thing to me. There eventually comes a point in the game where there is no more "spoiling" it and its nice to have the wiki to reference to plan for titles and such.
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The problem is just that these wikis are severely lacking and usually not useful at all.
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#4 Milennin

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

[quote name='DarkWasp' timestamp='1338399239' post='1481212']
Wikis that people can read in their own language sounds like a good thing to me. There eventually comes a point in the game where there is no more "spoiling" it and its nice to have the wiki to reference to plan for titles and such.
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Like post above said, they'll very likely be severely lacking compared to the English version, up to a point they might not be worth using even if you prefer reading in your own language. But once again, I don't know the demand for these things, so I might be wrong...
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#5 Clobimon

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

well, it will be up to those French and German native language people to keep it up to date. I don't know either so I can't help out. :zip:
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#6 Schnolltz

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

[quote name='Scarlet_Blossom' timestamp='1338399452' post='1481220']
The problem is just that these wikis are severely lacking and usually not useful at all.
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The german Guildwiki for Guild Wars 1 was nearly like the english one. Everytime I wanted to look something up I found it. All my friends are using the German Wiki not the english one.
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#7 Ramei Arashi

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

What no comment on the Durmand Priory concept art?
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#8 HawkofStorms

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

A) Wikis by definition are developed by the user base. One can't judge the quality of a wiki based on its content when it has just gone live.
B ) Guild Wars 1 has a HUGE following in Germany. More so then the US and anywhere else in Europe. There is a reason so many GW2 announcements were made at Gamescom.
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#9 Vihsk

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

[quote name='Milennin' timestamp='1338398987' post='1481201']
No idea if there'll be enough demand for these, so can't say if it's a good thing or not.
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Guild Wars is hugely popular in Germany. And that may be an understatement.
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#10 Hybarf Tics

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

What's the hurry? You think the game's gonna launch and wiki won't be ready in time or something? ;)
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#11 Nemui

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:33 AM

[quote name='Ramei Arashi' timestamp='1338404120' post='1481352']
What no comment on the Durmand Priory concept art?
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it's from 2008, there's your comment :P

[spoiler]but it's still pretty awesome (quite literally. not just in the modern, overused sense of the word)[/spoiler]
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#12 Noc

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:10 AM

I know many German people who are too lazy to translate the english wiki content or just cant speak english.

So it's good to have a German site to get input.
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