Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout franchise has been a staple in amazing open-world gaming experiences for over a decade, seeing a definite rise in popularity with the last two releases. Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas helped usher in a new generation of Fallout players, but the series' roots stretch all the way back to 1997 with the release of the first Fallout game on PC.
Cataloguing over ten years worth of information, characters, weapons, locations, quests and so many more minute details is no mean feat but that is exactly what the team at The Vault has done for over six years now. The team started out at Duck and Cover before moving to hosting by Wikia. We're proud to announce today that The Vault has joined the Curse family and is available for use at http://www.falloutwiki.com/!
The Vault is hands-down the #1 Fallout resource on the Internet and we are excited to bring their expertise to our readers. The transition is already in progress and old data is being imported from the old network to its new home at http://www.falloutwiki.com/.
A snippet from Ausir, administrator at The Vault, reads:
While we have enjoyed our relationship with Wikia in the past, given the direction Wikia has been taking lately, we feel that it is no longer the direction we want. The wiki now has more space for content (with 807 compared to Wikia's 660px width), and the move gives us more freedom to decide how the wiki is run. We will be able to create a more user-oriented environment, with fewer advertisements, new forums and a host of other, exciting new features (coming soon).
All of your user pages, user rights, forum posts, talk page entries and, of course, articles and media files have already been transferred to the new server and the site is fully functional. The transition is still a work in progress and we, The Vault's bureaucrats and administrators, as well as Curse staff, are still working hard on some of the functionality. All users who contributed to The Vault with their Wikia accounts can reclaim their usernames using this account migration tool. We are confident that The Vault, now at its new address, will remain the prime source of information about Fallout game, especially once the next game in the series is released.
So be sure to drop by The Vault at http://www.falloutwiki.com/ and feel free to leave us a note in the comments with any feedback you may have.