Another rather late update this week. I have some normal stuff to talk about as well as some somewhat distressing news. Let's get to it.
The One Tamriel update of The Elder Scrolls Online, along with Update 12, will be released on October 5th, 2016 on PC/Mac and October 18th, 2016 on PS4 and Xbox One. You can get a sneak peak of some of the content in Update 12 here, elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/agegate, as well as from the patch notes, elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Update_12.
ZeniMax released the newest Crown Store showcase on the 30th. It includes new content in terms of costumes, crafting, mounts, pets, and more. Read the full update here, elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/09/30/crown-store-showcase--september-30th-2016.
Most of you are surely aware by now that Wikia will be rebranding to "Fandom powered by Wikia" on October 4th. As CEO Craig Palmer explained in the staff blog, community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Craiglpalmer/Wikia_is_now_Fandom_powered_by_Wikia
Wikia believes that their current name no longer accurately depicts all of the products on Wikia, and thus that they require a broader and more unique name.
Unsurprisingly, Community Central reacted with a lot of hostility to this change (for good reason). Many editors argued that the new name undermines what has traditionally been the core of the site―wikis, and that the term already has a negative meaning in popular culture. Wikia was also criticized for prioritizing pop culture wikis, which undermines more unusual wikis such as the Uncyclopedia.
Despite the negative reactions from users, Wikia is unlikely to backpedal on this. They have repeatedly defended the rebranding, claiming that the new name is more fitting for the site. The majority of users who commented on the blog remain unconvinced.
Wikia also updated the appearance of the global navigation bar. It has received a decidedly less hostile reaction from users, although feedback on it is still mixed.
That's about it. Thank y'all for reading!