About

Who Are We?

The Gamer Escape team are gamers – and as gamers we believe we have the same wants and needs for a fan site as does the rest of the community – namely a place they can come to for accurate and up-to-date news and game information and a place to discuss their passion for all things related to their game of choice with others who are similarly passionate.

Where Did We Come From?

In November 2004 we started a wiki project for Final Fantasy XI with the name FFXIclopedia. At its inception, FFXIclopedia had fewer than five articles, but from those humble beginnings the premiere FFXI wiki and fan site grew rapidly. Within the first year the FFXIclopedia wiki had more than 8,000 articles covering all aspects of FFXI. Within two years 16,000 articles.  Now, eight years later and at its new home here at Gamer Escape, the FFXI wiki has a staggering 40,000+ articles and continues to grow.  Along with the growth of that wiki was the growth of a community of FFXI fans who flocked not only to a site that had the most up-to-date and accurate information, but to a community where respect for one’s fellow players was valued and applauded.

The running of a FFXI wiki allowed the staff to develop a number of relationships with those at Square Enix – and it was against this backdrop that Gamer Escape’s FFXIV wiki and community was born.  The FFXIV wiki launched in September 2010 and quickly established itself as the premiere resource for players looking for information about Square Enix’s latest MMO. 

Where Are We Going?

That brings us to the present.   We have the knowledge of how to create a fan site, and now a platform that lets us quickly and easily expand into new games.  We want to cover the games that our community has come to rely on us for, but also to bring some more general gaming information to the forefront as well.  With wikis, podcasts and forums, we have different areas for different tastes.

We hope you enjoy the new site.

  • http://twitter.com/DanforthWright Danforth Wright

    Looking forward to where this all leads. I’ve been a fan/lurker since those early days of FFXIclopedia. I never made any wiki entries, but I certainly came to rely heavily upon them. I’m sure FFXIV will be no exception to your typical high quality.