This page shows the history of TibiaWiki, describing the most important events and changes. Because all edits made are logged and can be seen on history pages of all articles, all information is transparent and the information shown on this page can be verified by anyone. At the start of a new year, the last year can be documented here. Like anyone can contribute to TibiaWiki, anyone can contribute to it's history.
TibiaWiki was founded by Erig on November 22, 2004. Back then, it was placed on a subdomain of the statistics webpage Erig.net and had the url tibia.erig.net. During these first few months of existence the only administrator was Erig. The first content article was Hellsgate Library and some other Library articles followed after that one. Anonymous edits were still possible, anyone could edit the wiki even without an user account.
This year the administrator team was extended with Alreth, Borr, DM and Rune Farmer so including Erig there were now 5 administrators. Erig.net became a supported fansite and TibiaWiki, being part of that site, became supported too.
The year began with some Libraries and Books and continued mostly with new pages for all existing Items, Creatures, and ongoing work on Cities, Hunting Places, Sets, Magic, NPCs, and Quests. One of the first things that attracted people was the Libraries and Quests since there were not many trustworthy sites that had comprehensive information. Many Standards were established, including using templates to better organize information (much credit to Rune Farmer), and were progressively applied to existing pages mid-year into 2006.
Work continued creating pages in existing categories as well as improving standards. Work began on Buildings, Worlds. Personal pages were made for individual Keys and Books since previously their content was just listed on their respective category pages. Featured Articles were first shown on Main Page. Erig added Whitelaces, Diggersmith, Edwin de waterman, Lord de los Druidas, Hunter of Dragoes to the administrator team and promoted Whitelaces to bureaucrat. Diggersmith retired himself 4 months after being promoted to administrator.
New work on Objects begins. Continued effort to standardize all Books, Buildings, Loot pages with templates. Whitelaces created 4 bots (TavinBot TypeLists, TavinBot CreatureLists, TavinBot ItemLists, TavinBot) to make repetitive edits, however they were used for a small period of time. Art Featherpitch became an administrator. Administrator Lord de los Druidas was hacked and was immediately blocked by Whitelaces, then he was permanently blocked and removed from the administrator team by Erig two days later. TibiaWiki was moved from Erig.net to Wikia. With the new domain, it was temporarily illegal to post any link to TibiaWiki in the game and in the official website (with few exceptions).
Around May of 2008, the library section of the website was filled with most, if not all, books in-game at that time.
TibiaWiki became a supported fansite under Wikia domain. With the introduction of the new fansite programme, TibiaWiki became a promoted fansite. TibiaWiki holds a logo contest. Since TibiaWiki didn't have an Item Design Contest, its unique item, the Heavily Bound Book, was chosen from the TibiaNews item contest. Sixorish and Bennie were promoted to administrator. Edwin de waterman and Whitelaces retired themselves.
A change in the Damage Modifiers of Creatures (to make good use of DPL) is suggested by NeWsOfTzzz, causing a lot of controversy among the community. The situation was handled with TibiaWiki's first poll, which was a step forward to a more democratic community.
The Loot Statistics project begins in its first version. Craggles is promoted to administrator. Bennie became a bureaucrat. Rollback permission is given to Maguu, Beejay and Kwigon the sharpshooter. Art Featherpitch retired himself. Erig.net closed its doors. TibiaWiki was the fourth-placed team in the second Fansites Soccer Cup.
Upgrade on Loot Statistics makes it process the needed information from Server Log and automatically upload it to the monster(s) Loot Statistics page. Outfiter and Mapper are created. Erig passes the position of TibiaWiki contact person to Bennie. The Create a Creature Contest is held in September resulting in hundreds submissions. Wikia launches a new skin "Wikia" in October/November, causing a lot of controversy.
Hunter of Dragoes became bureaucrat and contact person. Art Featherpitch returned. To get a better overview of projects the page TibiaWiki:Projects was created. Important projects such as TibiaWiki:NPC Trade Project and adding implementation dates to Items and Creatures started.
TibiaWiki reached 10,000 articles. Arkshi became an Administrator.