The crowd-sourced "wiki" format annoys me. Penny Arcade's Tycho gave eloquent voice
to many of my complaints with the format after his first brush with Wikipedia eight years ago. To his evaluation, I wish only to add how uniquely unsuited the wiki format is to compilation and display of tabular data, such as that which underlies any role playing game. For convenience this base data may be compiled and presented in several different contexts (such as the price list for an individual item shop, or a list of shops that sell a particular item) and if the base data (or the players' understanding of it) should ever change, the constraints of the wiki format would demand that each of these contexts be edited manually. Forget one context, and your data isn't just wrong... it's inconsistent, which is even worse.
(I have a mild autism spectrum disorder and some obsessive-compulsive tendencies, so it's also possible that I'm just nuts.)
Anyway, since PIXBITS' own online resource for Junk Jack X is a wiki, I decided to roll my own database-backed solution. It's not exhaustive (in fact, at the moment it's entirely confined to Craft Notes, Crafting Stations, and Recipe components and products) and I can't guarantee that it's entirely accurate since I entered all data by hand. It is, however, predictably formatted, exhaustively cross-referenced, and internally consistent.
The version of the game I studied for initial data entry was V2.1
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The content specific to this project is largely derived from the iOS game Junk Jack X, the copyrights for which reside with PIXBITS, the developer/publisher. No infringement of their rights is intended.