Final Fantasy XI Gamers Build Private Linkshell Resource, See It Turn Into The Largest Online Information Source Around The Popular Square-Enix Game

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Fan-Created and Run FFXIclopedia Surpasses the 20,000 Article Milestone

The Wikia Gaming Network, a collection of community-run sites for more than 400 games, today announced that its popular Final Fantasy XI fan site, FFXIclopedia, has surpassed the 20,000 article mark, making it one of the largest online resources for all-things related to the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Final Fantasy XI.

FFXIclopedia is a wiki that anyone can edit and contribute to. This makes the site unique because it was built and is continually maintained by an active community of volunteers who are passionate about the game and enjoy collaborating with fellow gamers to continue the growth and development of FFXIclopedia.

Over the past three years, FFXIclopedia, which was started as a private resource for the founder's Linkshell (or group of friends), has grown immensely and now has more than 1 million page views per day. The site provides visitors with a wealth of quality, in-depth information covering the entirety of the Vana'diel Universe including information on the game's characters, armor and weapons, spells and abilities, and storylines and quests, among others. In addition, FFXIclopedia also features blogs and forums where gamers can openly discuss their experiences with the site and the game.

"It has been amazing to watch the site really take off! The community just keeps growing and growing," said Chris Manigan (who also goes by the alias "Ganiman"), Founder of FFXIclopedia. "What's great is that despite the extremely quick growth, we are still able to provide visitors with an objective, comprehensive and extensive Final Fantasy XI encyclopedia."

To learn more or to become a member of the FFXIclopedia community, please visit:
About Wikia, Inc.
Since Wikia's launch in November 2004, more than 800,000 articles on 3,000 topics have been created and edited by over 200,000 registered users in 70 languages. In addition to FFXIclopedia, the Wikia Gaming Network is also home to several popular game-related wikis, including: Halopedia--the Halo Wiki, WOWWiki--the World of Warcraft wiki and the Guitar Hero 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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