Fans of Popular MMORPG Game 'World of Warcraft' Collaborate to Build Largest Online Game Information Resource

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Wikia's WOWWiki reaches 40,000 article milestone and is ranked in Alexa top 1,500 sites

Wikia, Inc. (http://www.wikia.com) the leading provider of community resources for building and organizing free content on every topic, today announced that the World of Warcraft Wikia (WOWWiki) has surpassed the 40,000 article mark, making it one of the biggest, most comprehensive online resources for all-things related to the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft.

Since its founding in 2004, WOWWiki (http://www.wowwiki.com) has grown immensely and today has a wealth of quality, in-depth information covering the entirety of the Warcraft Universe including the articles on the game's characters, game play guides for "newbies," RTS games, novels, World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game books, and manga, as well as information on the game's expansion packs such as The Burning Crusade and The Wrath of the Litch King. In addition, WOWWiki is also a popular source for World of Warcraft interface customization information and franchise news.

WOWWiki is unique as it was built and is continually maintained by an active community of volunteers who are passionate about World of Warcraft and enjoy collaborating with fellow gamers to continue the growth and development of the WOWWiki site. Of the 40 or so people who run the site, one of the community's most active members is George Pribul, who also goes by the alias "Kirkburn," and has been contributing to and editing the WOWWiki site for over a year.

"The WOWWiki community is fantastic because it gives players the ability to create a social network and collaborate with each other outside of game play," said Kirkburn, WOWWiki Administrator. "More and more contributors and visitors come to WOWWiki on a daily basis and it has been really exciting to see the site take off over the past year--I think we offer gamers a unique and valuable resource that enhances the World of Warcraft experience."

A testament to its popularity, the WOWWiki site attracts over 2 million unique users per month and was recently ranked in top 1,500 sites for the first time--according to Alexa rankings based on three months of cumulative historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users.

To learn more or to become a member of the WOWWiki community, please visit: http://www.wowwiki.com .

About Wikia, Inc.
Since Wikia's launch in November 2004, more than 800,000 articles on 2,700 topics have been created and edited by over 200,000 registered users in 70 languages. In addition to WOWWiki, the Wikia Gaming Network is also home to several popular game-related wikis, including: Halopedia--the Halo Wiki, EQ2I-the Everquest 2 Wiki , and FFXIclopedia- the The Final Fantasy XI wiki.

Wikia enables groups to share information, news, stories, media and opinions that fall outside the scope of an encyclopedia. Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley launched Wikia in 2004 to provide community-based wikis inspired by the model of Wikipedia -- the free, open source encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales.

Wikia is committed to openness, inviting anyone to contribute web content. Authors retain their own copyrights and allow others to freely reuse their content under a variety of GNU and Creative Commons Licenses, allowing widespread distribution of knowledge and ideas.

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