The Wurmpedia has and always will be the player-made handbook for. The original concept of the Wurmpedia was to allow the founding players and staff to share their findings in this wonderful sandbox of discovery and that is how we intend to keep it. With your help we can continue the legacy of the Wurmpedia, which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary in 2015! Read on to find out more about the Wurmpedia and how you can contribute.
The first page was created 10 years ago and since then we have had 2,704 articles created and 103,205 edits by 1,553 users. The Wurmpedia is growing daily and so is the faith in the information contained, all because of you the player and the drive for knowledge you hold.
All standard Wurm Online content rules apply at all times on the Wurmpedia. If in doubt contact a member of the Wurmpedia staff.
- Main article: Wurmpedia:Community portal
There is little limit to what may be added to the Wurmpedia; anything discovered by players may be added to the main pages providing the information is relevant and accurate. In the past player guides and recommendations have been permitted but over time these informative pieces of information have moved over to the official forums where other players may provide additional insight and their experiences.
Any information added to the Wurmpedia should ideally be validated by another player and only reflect the current state of the game using the standard client on any of the live servers. Changes made in the unstable client or on the test server may be reverted, changed or removed at any time. Any new information from those areas should first be discussed on the forums before being added to the Wurmpedia once implemented on the live client or servers.
- Main article: Wurmpedia:Players
Players may create and edit pages for a character on the Player namespace, but be mindful that the information can be viewed directly in the client via the Find on Wurmpedia context menu on a character.
Any editing on a player page (or on a redirected page) without consent from the account holder will be considered vandalism.
- Main article: Wurmpedia:Users
Each Wurmpedia account comes with page on the User namespace which may be used for testing or holding of information by that account holder. Consider this your personal sandbox.
Under no circumstances should non-staff members edit another User page. Doing so could be considered vandalism.
- Main article: Wurmpedia:Settlement
Pages in the Settlement namespace may be created and edited by anyone who has permission from the mayor.
Any editing on a settlement page (or on a redirected page) without consent from the mayor will be considered vandalism.
- Main article: Wurmpedia:Ingame help
There are pages linked directly to the context menus within the client and these should be edited with caution. No mark-up should be used as it is not parsed, and content should be kept very minimal and to the point so not to require a user to scroll too much or have to wade through code mixed in with the text. These are not in the main namespace and will be prefixed with a term such as Wound: or Item:, be aware before saving.
Editing in-game help pages needs perfect attention, do not edit these if you are unsure of the content and guideline above.
Requesting a user account or applying for an editor account is the first step to getting involved in the Wurmpedia. Anyone who shows a strong interest in the Wurmpedia and keeping its content fresh and accurate may one day be invited to become an assistant, having more responsibility and freedom in bringing the players top-quality information.
Anyone may request a user account which will grant access to edit pages in the Player, User and Settlement namespaces. This is the default account level and has no pre-requisites.
Players who would like to contribute to the main and in-game help namespace articles may additionally apply to become an editor. Anyone may become an editor providing they have at least 30 days of play time and have a good standing in-game and on the forums. Editors are not considered volunteer staff, although of course editing the Wurmpedia is completely voluntary!
Assistants will be supporting the Wurmpedia Managers with the day-to-day maintenance and projects surrounding the Wurmpedia. Assistants will be selected from the pool of editors based on their contributions to the Wurmpedia and their standing in-game and on the forums. Assistants gain the ability to move pages and upload images. They report in to the Wurmpedia Managers.
The Wurmpedia Manager oversees the governance, security, projects and overall content of the Wurmpedia. They are staff roles and report into the Assistant Head Game Masters.