About the Reborn Mod
Hey guys, in case you haven't heard, the Reborn Mod for Terraria is fast approaching release. I am not affiliated with the mod team, I'm just writing this blog post. Check out the the Terraria Online thread for the most detailed info available right now. The features the mod is promising upon release are:
TL;DR / Question
Do we want to host information for the Reborn Mod on this wiki and be the source for all its information? The mod team is offering this (see Hero's note on my talk page). This would possibly entail the addition of hundreds of new pages to our wiki. Please comment below on whether you do/don't support having our Terraria Wiki source info for this mod!
Reasons for supporting the Reborn Mod
- Since Redigit's announcement and follow up post that Terraria is no longer being developed, mods are the only way at this point to bring new content into the game.
- It appears to be shaping up to be an incredible mod, brought to us by a group of the most talented members of the Terraria modding community.
- The Reborn Mod will be receiving additional updates! (though we don't know for how long)
- Community-wise, this wiki is a great location for hosting information about the Reborn Mod and seeing that it's accessible to a large audience, and that Terraria lives on.
- Hosting information about the Reborn Mod may be a great first step for our wiki towards offering more detailed information regarding Terraria mods. Seeing as modding is the direction the game will be taking now, I think it would be great if our wiki could help a lot of people enjoy some great mods.
Concerns about hosting Reborn Mod info on this wiki
- We've never done this before. This is new, and it would be a huge change to our wiki.
- Not all people play mods, so this info won't be useful to everyone.
- Including pages about mod items/monsters may confuse people. This can be solved by placing a template at the top of the page as a disclaimer. Something along the lines of: This item is from the Reborn Mod. It cannot be found in standard Terraria. We would also need to categorize/organize mod content appropriately.
The mod team is prepared to host the information on a brand new wiki if necessary, but they're offering for us to host it here instead, seeing as we have a great existing community and the mod is a community thing. Additionally, they've requested for some us to beta test for updates to the mod and offer some feedback. I personally support the idea of our wiki hosting this info, but I can't speak for everyone. Please comment below and share your opinion on this topic. Thank you,
Mathmagician ( talk ♥ blog ) 15:46, March 6, 2012 (UTC)
We have reached the decision to write about mod content (including, but not limited to Reborn) on this wiki. Please see User blog:Mathmagician/Mods.
Mathmagician ( talk ♥ blog ) 04:41, March 10, 2012 (UTC)