This could be bad, folks. Really bad.
Looking at the wiki right now, it would appear that much of our spell content has been lifted from another free Dragon Quest wiki, located at www.dragon-quest.org. Although they abide by the same license, it just doesn’t feel right for us to copy/paste stuff from there without giving proper credit to whatever authors may have written it. If we can’t do that, then I have to propose that we start documenting from official sources or from gameplay experience. We already do this with the hundreds of monster entries that have already built up. Just for reference, it took our sister wiki about four years to correct this problem; flash forward about a dozen years, and they are one of the most authoritative sources on their series with nearly 40,000 entries. It may well be that they just have a lot more fans, but I’ve also seen smaller spaces do a lot more with less stuff.
My goal here is not necessarily to emulate what others in our network may be doing, but to create something that says, “Hey, these guys really give a darn about their work. They are passionate fans, and they want to get it right. They want to have fun while doing it. They tell good stories as they share this rich history. Give me more of that. I want in.”
Right now, we’ve got three or four guys doing their part, myself included, to keep things on the straight and narrow. So what do you think? Can you help us out?