Liquipedia:Mission Statement

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Liquipedia is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the history, professional scene, and strategy of competitive StarCraft: Brood War. Liquipedia makes use of the MediaWiki format to provide an effective structure for describing StarCraft strategies while still lending itself to future expansion of the encyclopedia. Liquipedia moves to fill a gap in the StarCraft community by concretely defining competitive StarCraft play with precise build orders, effective micromanagement tactics and, most of all, comprehensive explanations of StarCraft match ups, not just opening play. Liquipedia draws its inspiration from Chill's Recommended Strategy Threads and moves to be the premier source of StarCraft Strategy information since the creation of the recommended threads page.

The Mission[edit]

Team Liquid, in order to preserve a written history of StarCraft, centralize information, and increase the base knowledge of every competitive StarCraft player, has created Liquipedia: The StarCraft Encyclopedia with the sole purpose of creating a renaissance of ideas, strategies, and game theories within the StarCraft community. With the release of StarCraft II, this repository will ensure that the philosophy of video games that StarCraft has brought to the forefront of so many gamers' ideals will carry on into the next decade. The last ten years that StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War has existed have redefined real-time strategy games, given birth to eSports, and created game theories and practices that laid the foundations for future competitive gaming. This encyclopedia will thus honor the progress of competitive gaming and ensure the legacy of the most influential strategy games of all time.

Your Contribution[edit]

Who contributes to Liquipedia? You do! However, there's a catch. All of the edits that you try to make will be read over, and then approved. If the moderators are really on the ball, we should be able to get the edits to the article approved in less than five minutes. If not, then you might need to wait a whole day. Either way, this ensures that only high quality content gets added into Liquipedia, and makes sure that anyone looking for high quality StarCraft strategy advice can find it. Please help contribute to Liquipedia, no matter how small your edit is. It's the easiest way to say thanks to the community!