No this isn't some optical illusion. You are not going crazy. This is the new Allakhazam. We have completely revamped the Allakhazam World of Warcraft site and are kicking off the revamp with a month long celebration of our community. Check out our new look and all of the new features and then join in the fun for a chance at some great prizes. Every addition to our wiki, forums or comments this month could make you eligible to win one of seventy-two sixty day game cards we are giving away, or one of three Wii Galaxy Bundles, or our grand prize, a gamer friendly Laptop Computer. Full prize descriptions and details on eligibility and how to enter can be found at this link.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and check everything out. This is not just a graphical update. We've added a pile of new features as well to make your experience even better. For a quick tour, check out the following links: Wiki, Quests, Items, Mobs, Zones, Factions, Maps, Zone Levels, Profiles and our Live Forum (must be logged in for the last two). Be sure to hit our dropdowns for even more information.
For a more detailed description of the changes, click inside and read on.
- Newly Flexible Wikibase Pages. What do you get when you combine the searchability and stability of a database with the flexibility and editability of a wiki? A wikibase! All of our old database pages -- quests, items, mobs, zones, and more -- have been individually redone with a sleek new look that makes the data easy to find and easy to use, and gives you the community the ability to add your own content. Unlike other wikis, our wikibase updates directly from the game and is thus guaranteed to be up to date. Unlike other databases, our wikibase also gives you the ability to add and edit content directly to the wikibase page. This type of sleek, flexible, community driven content is meant to provide everything you could want on a subject all in one place.
- Find More Content. Tired of clicking pages deep into searches hoping to find what you want? As part of our new flexibility, our users can add their own tags to pages to narrowly specify the content on that page for our search engine. This means it is more likely than ever you will find exactly what you want on the very first search. In addition, every wikibase page links directly to Wowhead and Thottbot, so if you don’t find what you are looking for here, you are just one click away from two more incredible sets of resources. Imagine looking up a quest and being able to access all three sets of comments with just an easy click back and forth.
- New Profile System. Want to know how to improve your character? Upload your profile using our armory importer or through using wowreader and then pin your character. Afterwards, check out our profile upgrade search. This is a complex search that lets you tailor your upgrades to exactly what you want and then see how to get them. Pinning your character also adds your equipped item to every item page on the site and tells you exactly how your stats will change were you to upgrade to that particular item. And for sheer coolness factor, check out our 3D model viewer which shows you exactly what your character will look like in whatever set of cloths you want him or her to wear.
- Expanded WoW Coverage. We’re not just a database any more. You may already have noticed our new user created blogs. We also offer a full wiki, complete MMO gaming news, an MMO game list, our great forum community and much more. Check out our expanded menu system, look around our new front page, and be sure to visit every day to not miss any of our exciting additions. Combined with our sister sites Wowinterface, Thottbot and Wowhead, we offer you everything you ever need to know about the World of Warcraft.
Haven't been here in a while? Welcome back! We hope you like what we have done enough to stick around and help us build on the best WoW community around.