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    Progressive Web App

Our website can now be installed as a progressive web app on your smart phones and pc! This isn't a native app found in any store, but a new technology (PWA) that allows up to date browsers to offer an installment of a website as an app! It offers a full-screen experience, great loading speed benefits and comes with several more app-like features. Please note that all this is dependent on your internet browser, and an install prompt should trigger automatically when visiting our website. If not, most browsers also have a new "install App" or "add to your homescreen" menu selection in the browser settings when visiting our website. Both should trigger an App install, despite their naming scheme.

Combined with the new Push Notifications in our community board, you'll get App Notifications directly from our forums! More info on our Community Board updates further below.

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    Discord Server

We've made many improvements to our Discord presentation, channels, roles and functionalities.
In case you're not yet using Discord or haven't joined our server just yet, now is a great time to take a closer look.

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  • You can now assign yourself roles in our new #reaction-roles section.
    The only role that's currently available is our @News group, which allows you to sign up for news posted within Discord. That means you will be pinged for posts within the news section! Simply react to the news paper emoji and you're good to go.

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  • Our Discord Server is now featuring powerful commands, that communicates directly with our website and/or the divine-pride database!
    Divine-Pride.net is a comprehensive database that gathers its data from the official Ragnarok Online servers.
    While Divine-Pride doesn't resemble GatheringRO directly, most of our data resembles official content. As such it delivers a great toolset for your daily dose of information or comparisons.
    • !help                                   #Shows a list of support related commands.
    • !item {itemID}                     #Returns GatheringRO item info.
    • !ditem {itemID}                   #Returns Divine-Pride item info, including set and container information.
    • !monster {monsterID}        #Returns GatheringRO monster info.
    • !dmonster {monsterID}      #Returns Divine-Pride monster info.
    • !boss                                   #Returns World Boss timer info.
    • !sig {characterName}         #Generates a live signature based on your in-game character.

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We've also added a handful of support commands, to easily handout appropriate support links to users.
The command !help will show you a full list of these.

 

    Content & Landing Page

  • Our ingame rules from our forums have been migrated into our Rules of Conduct.
    Although we're now featuring less total rules in numbers, they are mainly rephrased and compress more possible cases into single sentences or rules.
    Our updated conduct breaches also declare all details about our new disciplinary process. Please make sure to read our updated forms. The last update date is always outlined at the very top of each form.
    Here's a total list of our legal forms:
    - Terms of Service
    - Rules of Conduct (Recently Updated)
    - Naming Policy
    - Conduct Breaches (Recently Updated)
    - Privacy Policy
  • Updated World Boss timer - boss cards with new backgrounds and names.
  • Improvements on all rotation systems such as our news, the info part and screenshots.
    This should fix several weird behavior when swiping on mobile phones or when using wide-screen monitors.
  • Scaling improvements for wide-screen monitors, especialy on the screenshots feature.
  • Screenshots now auto-rotate to indicate the touchable carousel feature.
  • Many Security, SEO and Performance optimizations. We've been measuring an average of 50% loading time reductions on tethered mobile connections and up to 60% loading time improvements on desktops! We're happy to have reached an average of 1 seconds loading time on our main page, despite offering a full fledged control panel with dynamic website content/UI.
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    Control Panel

  • Reset Gear & Look now also resets the secondary class outfits.
  • Character reset functions are now clearly visible so you can't miss them that easily any longer.
    It allows you to unstuck your characters without game master assistance, in case you encounter client crashes. Please make sure to still leave a bug report so we can fix it for everyone. These buttons are available on your character overview at the top left and should only serve emergency cases to keep you in the game instead of waiting for us.
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  • Account registration is now clear, simple and requires much less user input.
    We don't want to set unnecessary barriers for new players, and get them into the game asap.
    Input fields are now tested live, so it will indicate invalid inputs in red and valid ones green.

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    Database

Our monster and item database is now fully up to date, and displays new useful information.

  • Updated item database to reflect our latest ingame content.
  • Updated all item descriptions, now supporting all our custom items.
    (We're aware that the descriptions are still featuring font colors that are barely readable on our dark background. We're looking into possible solutions)
  • Item and monster images are now updated automatically.
  • Random Option bonuses on your personal items are now displayed.
  • Item listing now features shows its SubType next to the Type.
  • Updated monster database to reflect our latest ingame content, including item drop chances.
  • Monster item drop chances are now more accurate, and reflect the true ingame drop rates for any item type. (there are still some exceptions where the drop rates aren't fully accurate which require further improvements)
  • The guild emblem system has been updated to utilize the new client emblem system.
  • Fixed all Reset Buttons on database filters, so it properly resets given input and reloads the page.
  • Fixed the market (vendor) page and made a handful of smaller optimizations.

    We're currently looking into improving our database systems, so that we can deliver even more useful data at your fingertips.


 

    Community Board

Our community board can now also be individualy installed as a progressive web app on your smart phone by adding it to your homescreen. Although the main website app already includes our forums, this is great for those players who're interested into engaging with our community on a daily basis. Just like the website, this feature is dependent on your internet browser and the main differences are that it directly loads into our community board.

  • We now support Native Sharing! Using the native content share button will initialize your operating system in-built sharing functions. This is especially useful for your smartphone so we can now support all your favorite apps for sharing!
  • We now support Native Push Notifications! It will send push notifications directly to your devices if enabled, just like your favorite apps. It's easier than ever to engage with our community. Review your Notification Settings.
  • Updated community board core systems. Now powered by PHP 8.x and we also swapped our database engine for an overall improved performance.
  • Dark Mode! For all those late-night fans. Checkout the top right corner of this page and hit that little sun/moon button. night.png<-->day.png
  • We've pruned lots of old invisible/deprecated users and content. (deleted over 20'000 spam accounts)
  • We've globally removed ALL user warnings and unbanned lots of banned accounts. Hooray!
    There's your second2 chance! /wink
  • Profile Status Updates have been removed. We've seen lots of users trying to get support through posting status updates, which never made it through to us since they're not easily to be found. Although we offer several social features, we feel like Status Updates belong to the "other" kind of social platforms.
  • Revived lots of old player guides which are frequently visited based on search engine statistics.
    We don't want your hard work to go to waste and players seeking information got something to look at! (Added new images to replace broken ones, and adjusted old info that's no longer up to date) /wow
  • Our announcement/news/events system now features larger background images for an even better news/events presentation.
  • Several improvements for Android and MacOS with icons when added to homescreen.
  • Profile images, preview images, summary sidebar and grid view related images are now lazy loaded. That means that the page is able to load the page and content first, and then starts loading images. This improves the overall community page load performance tremendously.
  • Our Community board now supports .webp image formats to be posted.


 

    Community Login

We want our registration and login process for our community to be as easy and secure as possible.

  • You now have to login with your e-mail address instead of your username for some increased security.
  • We're now offering 2-factor authentification for your community account, using Google Authenticator!
    Navigate to your "Account Settings" and then "Security and Privacy" settings to enable the new security layer.
    It will only trigger when you're trying to access from a non-trusted device, so its still convenient yet way more secure!
  • We went through even more tidious API verification processes, so now you can Register & Login using:
    Google account
    Microsoft account
    Discord account
    You can also connect these to your existing account in the community account settings!


 

    Community Ranks & Achievements

We're happy to announce that our community board is back with brand new achievements and ranks, based on a gamification system!
This is for everyone who enjoys engaging with our community.

  • You now gain points based on your interactions with the community board.
  • You level up based on your gathered points, with currently up to 14 levels ready to be achieved!
  • Automatically unlock achievements based on a set of rules.
    For example by reporting your first bug report, creating your first player guide, or being with us for a certain amount of days. But there are many more!
  • If less than 5% of our community unlocked a certain achievement, it will be displayed with a "rare" tag.
  • We've also handed out additional manual achievements to hundreds of awesome members, who we believe have absolutely deserved it! /no1 
    You think you're awesome too, but we missed you? Give us a little bump.
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    Wiki

Our wiki is an ever growing asset, now storing over 6200 pages and 1600 articles full with pure knowledge!

 

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