Apr
4
Cyphun

Website happenings

It was recently pointed out to me that I hadn't updated the news on the website in quite some time. I guess I just forgot about the news feed. Thanks for pointing this out Sebastian.

So what's going on with the website?

My biggest direct priority with this website is making sure all of the information is totally accurate. This website is all about the data, and I want it to be as good as possible for you all.

My next priority is working on the next version of this website. This website has some really cool features, but it can be so much more. I am working on an overhaul that will make this website grow with the game in a way that it won't slow you all down. It will make keeping the website updated even easier and make it more accurate than it ever has been before. I don't have a timeline for this yet, but it's my main focus right now.

Thanks for visiting the site, and as always, feel free to send me questions or comments if you have something you want to say.

Aug
24
Cyphun

Dragon hints added

I just added dragon hints to the website. This includes official hints from the game for all the currently available dragons.

Check out the Amber dragon's hints

Jul
21
Cyphun

Site forums now live

This will be a quick post, just to let you know that there are now some site forums, just incase you didn't see the huge banner on the home page.

Seriously though, there are now some site forums. I would encourage you to join the discussion and please let me know if you have any questions about the site, the forums, or whatever at the contact page.

Let the discussions begin!

Jun
5
Cyphun

June updates

I wanted to take a quick moment to point out some of the changes that just went live on the website.

  • Rank columns now show up on the breeding results, on each dragon page. This will help you figure out which breeding options are the best to try. Hover over a rank to see what each rank means.
  • Breeding results on each dragon page are now all sortable however you like. Just click on the column header to change the sorting.
  • I added menu account that are specific to you, to the user drop down menu. Now you can see your breeding results, colosseum results and your dragons all in the same menu.
  • Updated the Kairos Quest guide
  • Selector dots on the home page slider
  • Fixed some UI issues people were having on their smart phones
  • Lots of bug fixes

A lot more updates are on their way!

Jan
31
Cyphun

Have an opinion about the site? Tell me about it!

Your opinion matters to me. I want to know what you think about this site, and I want to do whatever I can to help make this site better for you and anyone else who visits.

I always have a list of things to work on for the website, however, as time goes on, I think some of those things can get dated, and maybe it isn't what you guys want or need anymore. I want to make sure I am working on features that you all will enjoy, not just features that I think you will enjoy. I want to know your side of the story too.

I would like to encourage anyone who has an opinion to let me know. Send me an e-mail, using the contact form or even better if you see a black box at the bottom of the window, you can chat with me live. If you want to tell me something, or just say "hi", please do.

Also, just in case you're wondering what is going on with the site, here is some info about recent and upcoming changes.

  • What's happened recently?
    • I recently upgraded the web server again, more power, so you guys have a better browsing experience.
    • I have also updated the breeding rules. My goal is to keep this database as accurate as possible, so now it is harder to add in incorrect results.
    • I have optimized some of the popular pages so that they load faster.
  • What's coming up?
    • More info on the dragons, so you can get what you need here.
    • Better data filtering
    • I want this site to be more social
    • And much more

I'm looking forward to chatting with you guys!

Dec
17
Cyphun

Apocalypse Dragon Added

I've added the Apocalypse Dragon to the website. Good luck with this one.

Sep
30
Cyphun

New web server and new domain

In addition to a slightly new design, the website is now sporting a brand new, more powerful, web server. Also, if you look up in the URL bar above, you'll notice a new domain name. My whole goal in implementing these changes tonight are to create a better experience for your.

The old web server was having some issues and it crashed a lot, and although I could normally bring the server back to life within 10-15 minutes, I was tired of the server crashing in the middle of the night waking me up (I have a 6-month old for that). This new server should really out-shine the old one and should make the site available 24 hours a day, every day!

Although no one ever complained about my silly URL before, it was just that, silly. When I started this project, I had no idea how popular it would become, so I just threw the website on a domain that I already owned. I should have done this months ago, but late is better than never. You now have a more memorable domain name that you can more easily type into a URL bar. In short, get it? the URL is shorter, I really hope this makes the site easier for you to use.

Stay tuned for more updates and as always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sep
23
Cyphun

Interested in sharing your knowledge with other players?

I am always striving to make this website a better place for people to learn more about the DragonVale game. It is my goal to make a friendly and intuitive site with all of the information you would ever want on it. One of the areas of the site that I want to utilize more are the guides. I added one guide so far, but there needs to be more. I would like to see more guides and I know you all would like to as well.

Currently, I don't have much extra time on my hands. I would like to ask you guys to help me write some guides, and if you're willing to help me out I have some iTunes gift cards I would like to give you for your effort. Let's get down to the details.


What I need:
I need some well-written guides to post on the website. They can range from different topics within the game, as long as they seem helpful to players.

Compensation:
I know everyone's time is valuable. If you are willing to help me out, I am willing to help you out. Any guide posted to the site will earn you a $20 iTunes gift card. Unfortunately, I can only make this possible in the United States. If you are outside the United States and want to help, let me know and we may be able to work something out.

What you need to do:

  1. Before you start writing, contact me. I need to know what you're wanting to write about so I don't get multiple people writing the same guide.
  2. Once you've gotten the OK from me, go ahead and write the guide. Please keep the following in mind when writing the guide:
    • They should be fun to read and should help someone learn something about the game
    • These guides should be easy to understand
    • Know your audience will be all different ages and backgrounds
  3. Send me your guide. I will work with you to polish it off and get it published on the website. You will get credit for the guide, so I hope you have a free account to link up with the guide.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope some of you are compelled to write some guides! Happy breeding!

Sep
13
Cyphun

New site feature, My Dragons

I've added a section for the webpage where people can track all of the dragons they have in their park. It's super simple to use, try it out today:

My Dragon List

Sep
7
Cyphun

Blue Moon, an extra habitat and sparkles!

The wizards of DragonVale have added a new limited time dragon, the Blue Moon Dragon. Along with this update comes an extra habitat, and the Moon habitat no glows.

Good luck getting this one guys!