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Migration of the Wiki Servers on Wednesday, November 8 – November 3, 2017

Hi everyone,

On Wednesday November 8, starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time (2:00 PM UTC, 3:00 PM in France and Germany), the official Wikis will be unavailable for 4 hours while we migrate them to new servers. If there is any deviation from the expected end time of 10:00 AM Pacific Time (6:00 PM UTC, 7:00 PM in France and Germany), we will post updates on the English twitter account.

This migration should have no impact on the functionalities of the wiki, apart from a minor improvement: you’ll be able to use in article’s names the special characters that have not been allowed for a few years, namely the ampersand “&”, the hyphen “-“ and the question mark “?” (this one was only limiting the editing of articles). If you see bugs, anomalies or any other issue, please report them on my talkpage or any other page to report wiki bugs.

--Stephane Lo Presti talk 20:57, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Access Statistics for the English Wiki for the month of September - October 10, 2017

Hi everyone,

I haven't shared statistics about players reading the English wiki for a while and thought it'd be a good time to share a great statistics, now that we're almost 2 weeks after the release of Path of Fire: the number of weekly visitors last week has been the highest it's ever been in almost 2 years! The amount of page viewed is also at the highest level during the same time period. And here are the top 25 most accessed articles for last week:

  • /wiki/Event_timers
  • /wiki/Main_Page
  • /index.php?title=Special:Search&go=Go
  • (other)
  • /wiki/Griffon_(mount)
  • /wiki/Mounts
  • /wiki/Guild_Wars_2:_Path_of_Fire
  • /wiki/Jackal
  • /wiki/
  • /index.php?title=Special:Search&profile=default&fulltext=Search
  • /wiki/Legendary_weapon
  • /wiki/World_boss
  • /wiki/The_Desolation
  • /wiki/Crystal_Oasis
  • /wiki/Soulbeast
  • /wiki/Domain_of_Vabbi
  • /wiki/Desert_Highlands
  • /wiki/Supreme_Rune_of_Holding
  • /wiki/Chest_of_the_First_Spear
  • /wiki/Firebrand
  • /wiki/Specialization
  • /wiki/Pact_Supply_Network_Agent
  • /wiki/Priory_Historian_Elisa
  • /wiki/Pulsing_Brandspark
  • /wiki/Profession

Here are the top 25 most accessed articles for the month of September:

  • /wiki/Event_timers
  • /wiki/Main_Page
  • /index.php?title=Special:Search&go=Go
  • (other)
  • /wiki/Guild_Wars_2:_Path_of_Fire
  • /wiki/Legendary_weapon
  • /wiki/World_boss
  • /wiki/Mounts
  • /wiki/Griffon_(mount)
  • /wiki/Pact_Supply_Network_Agent
  • /index.php?title=Special:Search&profile=default&fulltext=Search
  • /wiki/
  • /wiki/Soulbeast
  • /wiki/Firebrand
  • /wiki/Specialization
  • /wiki/The_Shining_Blade
  • /wiki/Legendary_armor
  • /wiki/Aurora
  • /wiki/Weaver
  • /wiki/Profession
  • /wiki/Jackal
  • /wiki/Gift_of_Fortune
  • /wiki/Crystal_Oasis
  • /wiki/Holosmith
  • /wiki/Equipment_acquisition_by_stats

Let me know if you have questions! --Stephane Lo Presti talk 17:54, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

On Wiki of Gold is now officially supported by ArenaNet - April 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last posted, but today I've got a great news: I worked with User:Dashface on adapting his Guild_Wars_2_Wiki:Projects/On_Wiki_of_Gold so that we (ArenaNet) can officially support it and I'm happy to report that today is that day! The technical changes are that we've put Contribution Terms in place and they do not add or remove anything to the project, except that we'll provide the gold. User:Dashface continues to administer this program the way he's done so far. We'll wait a few weeks to make sure that everything works as intended under this new banner and will then make a big push on our social media!

Let me know in my talkpage if you have comments or questions. On behalf of ArenaNet, thank you to each and every one of the wiki editors that contribute to make this wiki the wonder that it is! --Stephane Lo Presti talk 19:04, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Wiki maintenance on Wednesday November 30 at 9 AM Pacific - November 28, 2016

Hi,

We’ll be performing a pretty big upgrade to the wiki servers on Wednesday November 30th 2016 to upgrade not only MediaWiki (to version 1.27.1) and Semantic MediaWiki (version 2.4.3) but also the Operating System layer of these systems. The details of this maintenance are:

  • Starting at 9 AM (Pacific Time), we’ll take 2 of the 4 wiki servers outside of the rotation to upgrade them; during that period, wikis will work with degraded performances (e.g. pages could load slower)
  • At around 11:30 AM (Pacific Time), we’ll take down all the wiki servers to upgrade the dabatases; the wikis will be unavailable for about 45 to 75 minutes
  • When this is finished, we’ll bring back online the 2 upgrade servers while we upgrade the last 2; wikis’ performance will again be degraded

We’re sorry about the need to take down the wikis, but we’ve worked out the least impacting plan overall, for an operation of this complexity. A newer version of the Operating System layer was needed to be able to upgrade the MediaWiki software and this is something quite rare (we last did it about 4 years ago). We’re hoping, without any guarantee, that this upgrade will help with the situation or 502 errors, and will be monitoring the situation. Please continue to report feedback on the Guild_Wars_2_Wiki:Reporting_wiki_bugs#502_and_503_errors discussion.

Let us know in my talkpage if you have comments or questions. ArenaNet would like to thank all the wiki editors for their work!

UPDATED: Wiki maintenance postponed - November 14, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the maintenance has to be pushed to Wednesday 11/30 in 2 weeks (tentatively). We’re very sorry about that and thank you for your understanding.


Hi,

We’ll be performing a pretty big upgrade to the wiki servers on Wednesday November 16th 2016 to upgrade not only MediaWiki (to version 1.27.1) and Semantic MediaWiki (version 2.4.3) but also the Operating System layer of these systems. The details of this maintenance are:

  • Starting at 9 AM (Pacific Time), we’ll take 2 of the 4 wiki servers outside of the rotation to upgrade them; during that period, wikis will work with degraded performances (e.g. pages could load slower)
  • At around 11:30 AM (Pacific Time), we’ll take down all the wiki servers to upgrade the dabatases; the wikis will be unavailable for about 45 to 75 minutes
  • When this is finished, we’ll bring back online the 2 upgrade servers while we upgrade the last 2; wikis’ performance will again be degraded

We’re sorry about the need to take down the wikis, but we’ve worked out the least impacting plan overall, for an operation of this complexity. A newer version of the Operating System layer was needed to be able to upgrade the MediaWiki software and this is something quite rare (we last did it about 4 years ago). We’re hoping, without any guarantee, that this upgrade will help with the situation or 502 errors, and will be monitoring the situation. Please continue to report feedback on the Guild_Wars_2_Wiki:Reporting_wiki_bugs#502_and_503_errors discussion.

Let us know in my talkpage if you have comments or questions. ArenaNet would like to thank all the wiki editors for their work!