The question I ask myself is do I want to use a Wiki, and if so which one? Or do I want to use these new Database type formats that are becoming very popular.
Wikis have always been a great information source and many games use Wikis. In fact they have become so popular that sites dedicated specifically to easy wiki creation have erected all over the place such as Wikia, Wikispaces, and Wikidot. A popular game that uses MediaWiki is Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. But Wikis can also be confusing and some like MediaWiki have a totally different markup language which may be confusing to the average user. This brings me to Database platforms.
Lately, Database resources have become more and more popular. If you're not sure what I mean, consider these D3DB, RiftHead, or Thottbot. But information on how to actually create such a Database site seems scarce. And when I questioned several developers about possibly hiring them to create such a system, the pricetags were higher than I would have hoped for. So I'm asking everyone here what they think of Wikis versus a Database platform? Would you use a Wiki if a Database was available elsewhere? What type of Wiki would you even like? Would VaultWiki or XenCarta be a good alternative to MediaWiki? Or should I just hold out and try to focus on paying the heavy price for a Database?
Any thoughts, opinions, suggestions, recommendations, or whatever?