You may have seen this banner appearing around the wiki:
This is because our landlords (FANDOM, formerly known as Wikia) have begin moving domain names of wikis from "wikia.com" to "fandom.com". I just tested and "tlaststand.wikia.com" properly redirects to "thelaststand.fandom.com", our current address, so you should not have to worry about old links breaking (yet; I don't trust FANDOM).
We're still going to be that encyclopedia of knowledge that you've come to know and depend on for years now, and we have absolutely no plans on deviating from that. We will always have the articles and the wealth of knowledge available to you, and we're still the wiki looking for new editors to be bold and help us improve our articles. That isn't going away…
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You may have noticed that the wiki's URL was mysteriously changed from '
tlaststand.wikia.com' to '
thelaststand.wikia.com'. To clarify, I did not orchestrate this change. The change happened around November 30, and was done without any notification or prior consultation of the community here. When I discovered that the URL had changed, I immediately emailed Staff demanding an explanation. Today I got a response from Rappy:
First off, thank you for the response, Rappy, and for the apology. This cools a lot of flames within me. Secondly, I hope that there will be no repeat of this debacle and that changes to the wiki by Staff must always be done with the consensus of the wiki community, which in turn necessitates notification and communication o…
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Users on Facebook and Armor Games have reported being unable to access , instead getting a browser-generated error message when they do so. Kongregate users seem to be unaffected.
Merry Z-Mas, survivors!
You may have noticed that the wiki's been a little quiet recently. There aren't as many editors around as there used to be, but our wiki readership has remained at a fairly stable ~2.5K views per day.
This year, I've decided to try to cater to those 2,500 people by creating a Discord server for The Last Stand Wiki! For those who are not aware, Discord is a free Internet communication software that rivals Skype and TeamSpeak, but is more tailored towards gamers. Discord offers both text-based chat and voice-based chat, which allows people to talk to each other over the Internet in real time. Discord is very simple to use, and you can access it right from your web browser or their standalone apps for Windows, macOS, Andr…Read more >
It has certainly been a while since I last posted a news blog here on this wiki. Note that we do have a Twitter account where updates are more frequent. Follow us at @LastStandWiki if you haven't already!
Anyways, Con and his cronies have blessed us with yet another update, just in time for Halloween! This time, we're up to something new. Looks like Con's been in a World War II mood recently (Or perhaps we're now receiving the carcass of Warfare Online... who knows?)!
The Undead Blitz update is out, and more's going to come! For now, here's an incomplete list of what I do know is included:
- Terrible Tommy Gun
- Terrible Entrenching Tool
- Subpar Sturmgewehr 44
- Miserable MG42
- Miserable M1 Garand
- Inferior Imperial Sword
- Trench Tommy Gun
- Strong Sturmgeweh…
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It's May 2, 2017. My birthday! Happy birthday to.... me, I guess?
Well, as a birthday present, I have decided to unveil a project I've been working on since February.
Wikia records the total number of views, edits made, and photos that are uploaded to a wiki and makes it visible in the admin dashboard for up to 7 days. This information is not normally public, and is deleted after a week.
Recently I've been recording the numbers in the dashboard to a Google Sheets file, and I think I have enough information recorded to share it to the public.
If you're interested in seeing the number of views made to the wiki every single day, you can view the spreadsheet here. Note that the viewcount information is approximate, since Wikia doesn't show me the e…Read more >
Con Artist Games has finally released the Roadmap for The Last Stand: Dead Zone. The team has been busy with Warfare Online recently, but (Thankfully!) they have not forgotten about the Dead Zone.
While the 5th anniversary celebrations seem to have concluded, Con Artist Games have said that they plan on celebrating throughout the year. Not sure if there will be stuff in-game for us, or if it's just an office party that none of us are invited to. (And if it's the latter, can they at least make "Cake" a scavengeable food item?)
Knowledge is power in the Dead Zone, and it seems Con is opening up more opportunities to maintain a decent library in your compound. Tactics Manuals are a craftable set of boosts that'll enhance your survivors for a few…
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2016 has been a hectic year, no doubt. There were some ups, but a lot of downs, and I don't think I really need to list off some of the more obvious examples. What I do want to mention, however, is how poverty and misery still grips our world. I think we as humans can do better.
Anyways, this blog post will focus on what has happened on this wiki and in-game. It is far from being complete, but I do want to list off some of what we have done this year:
- Unlock and explore Waterside and Green Plains, as well as Suburban Blocks, Forests, and Shopping Strips.
- Unlock the Stadium and use it to host the Terror Dome competition.
- Create an FAQ page (That had been sitting in my userspace since M…
Wikia is now rebranding itself from plain old "Wikia" to "Fandom powered by Wikia". The clunky new name comes after Wikia supposedly is changing its business practice from being a wiki-farm hosting wikis that house boatloads of information to being a fansite where fans of all ages get together and, well, be fans.
An overwhelming number of users have spoken out against this, particularly among the older and more experienced group; those who have been with Wikia for years now. People have long since expressed disapproval of or even resisted Wikia's recent corporate transition to "fandom", creating so-called features intended to boost community unity and shepherd in new users, such as the infamous Discussions extension. What has happened, thro…Read more >
For the past two years or so I've kept a weekly news blog going on the wiki. From the very first edition to the latest one so far, the format has generally changed little, talking about new additions to the game, latest wiki news, occasionally some other news, and the wiki's front page poll. All weekly news blogs are listed at Category:Weekly news, and so far 113 editions have been released.
When the blog was young, the wiki was undergoing a pretty significant growth spurt, with lots of activity and editors and edits coming in around the clock. Many articles were being created, many more were being improved, and the wiki's community was thriving. Sure, the forums were quieter than I would've liked, but at least people were using them.
Sadly,…Read more >