At times it can be very difficult to get a hold of information, since it might be hidden away in a book (lost in a sea of many many other volumes on a shelf), hidden behind a locked door or deep in the stacks of news posts, help files, etc. At times, players are not very forthcoming with information either, and news posts have a tendency to be a bit vague when it comes to facts, focused as they are on the awesomeness of the events that brought things to light.
Lack of transparency when it comes to existing lore is hindering players from finding new angles and improving dynamics within the game. Instead of worrying about who knows what, and guarding secrets or being obscure when providing answers, wouldn't it be better if certain things that are meant to be universally known or at the very least should be accessible knowledge is readily available and put in some kind of knowledge or lore bank?
Now, I know Imvra exists, but I am fairly certain that said person could be put to use assembling this kind of bank, in order to help make the game a bit easier to maneuver. It might even be a good idea if requests for lore could be made, sort of like the idea/bug/typo systems are, I don't know. That was just a thought that crossed my mind right this moment.
LORE REQUEST FIRE would set up a simple request to add a file on that specific key word
LORE EDIT FIRE could perhaps be available to a select few, who can suggest changes to an existing lore post, that simply needs to be checked off by Imvra/Admin.
One could, for instance, type LORE and it would give a short blurb about it, and then list certain scrolls or people of interest to speak to for further information.
For example, LORE FIRE could look something like this (and please, I just spewed things out for this at random):
Fire is one of the natural elements, and is connected to the elemental Plane of Fire, also called XXX. Fire is known to be a consuming force . There are a few guilds who are connected to this element through use of their skills, some in more basic ways, and others more elaborately. The Ascendril, for example, use the elemental energies . The Divine aspect of Fire is known as Mebrene, and has been known to guide mortals through various vessels, such as Lord Rahn, Lady Auresae, . For more information, read event news #, #, #, or find out more from those mentioned above.