-LOCKED - Community Update #88!
Posted on 2020-11-13 16:06:42

Community Update
As we mentioned before, aside from event news and the 2nd Friday of the month being focused on coding/art updates all at once, all other Fridays are centered around the community!

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Official Lioden Raffle


LINK - This is our Official Lioden Raffle. Everyone gets a chance to win a rare prize, plus something extra for any runner ups. These raffles have a very minimal ticket price, and there is a limit of 1 ticket per account to make it fair! Good luck!
This raffle will automatically end on 2020-11-20 00:00:00.


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A Look into Lioden's Revamp


Within the development update for October 2020, we announced that Lioden is going to be recoded and revamped. We're laying down the blueprints for every step of how Lioden's code will be reworked. We want all of you, the community, in on this—so we've prepared a bit of a "slideshow" explaining our recode process. You can review the slideshow below (the images have been annotated for anyone that may not be able to view images). We'll be providing more details in future as the recode process moves along, and we'll be giving you all live updates as things progress.

Lioden Revamp: A look at the road ahead.

Where we are: Lioden's current code is outdated and inefficient.  Many of Lioden's features could be streamlined for user experience (UX).  The design of the site is outdated and not well-optimised for mobile.  Continuing to maintain a scattered and outdated code base is time-consuming and lowers overall productivity.

Where we want to be: Complete refactoring of Lioden's code base and back-end systems.  Brand new mobile-optimised web design.  New logo and branding.  Pre-planned overhaul of Explore system and encounters.  Visual overhaul and recode of Hunting system, keeping the same reward structure in place.

Refactoring versus Recoding versus Overhauling.  What do we mean when we say these?  Refactoring: the process of taking existing code and improving it, without any change in functionality.  Recoding: re-writing existing code to be more optimised or to work in a different way, and may result in changing how some functionality works.  Overhauling: fresh code working from the ground up with the intention to change how functionality works.

How we're going to get there: We plan to cease coding for any monthly big updates and focus on the refactoring and recoding.  We will continue to maintain and update the monthly events.  Much of the art for the explore overhaul is already completed so art updates can continue on Lioden.  As with Wolvden, we will not be projecting a completion date until we are very close to completion - though as this is a refactor/recode, we anticipate it will be quicker to complete than a new game.

Workload Approximations.  1) Server Setup: We expect the server setup to be a quick part of the process.  2) New Layout: New layout involves reconfiguring every single page in the game with the new styling.  3) Refactoring Code: This is the meatiest chunk of the process - refactoring every single feature in the game will take time.  4) Overhauling Systems: There are very few systems we want to overhaul with the exception of Explore—this will take a bit of time.  5) Testing Phase: We would like to have a short testing phase before we launch to make sure everything is working as intended.

Further Clarification: The overall challenge of the game is not changing. Hunting results are expected to remain the same as they are now, just with a different visuals.  The main feature changing will be explore, with encounter rewrites and balancing. This has been planned for a while. There will be no major functionality change, it will still be the same method to explore as now.  The biggest change visible to players will be the new layout, which will be more modern and run better in both browser and mobile devices.  No lions, accounts, items or other will be lost during this.  Lioden as it currently is will not be paused or shut down. As we get close to completion, we will communicate this and schedule a maintenance session to move everything over. Nobody will have to sign up again and everyone will be able to login the same as before once we are complete.

As a final note... We love you, Lioden!  Thanks for sticking with us and supporting us, and we hope you'll be just as excited as we are to see the site get updated to a more modern, slicker system. ♥



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Raffle Lioness


Congrats Vulture (#168498)! You have won last week's Hellebore lady, woo!
A new Ruffian lady with Feline 3 Black, Saffron Lace, and the fourth Shores of Burundi background is up for impressing in the Special Lioness area linked here!

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Tags!
Shad has added 32 new tags this month in the Arcane, Breeding, Miscellaneous ➜ Lions, Miscellaneous ➜ NPCs, and November categories!

Note: Some older tags in the November category have been redone. If you were using any of these old tags, you will have to set your tag again!

Poll Results - Sangoma Tefnut definitely appears to be the majority favourite. Now, would that be because her quests might be easier, or is that Tefnut x Tefnut encounter pulling some extra love her way?

NEW POLL - What would YOU like to see for the new December encounters? All of these options are so great, how could anyone choose?! Let us know your preference by voting for your favourite!


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Next Development Update: December 11th!

Friday goofy doodle comic:


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dog (#160752)

Impeccable
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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:06:56
AYEEE NEWSSS

edit: yo im first omg, love the comic btw lmao



Edited on 13/11/20 @ 16:18:13 by dog (#160752)

revival. (#116435)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:06:57
let’s go!!

oh damn recodin n stuff!!



Edited on 13/11/20 @ 16:09:04 by revival. (#116435)

fakelamb (#41549)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:06:59
Nice! Thank you



Edited on 13/11/20 @ 16:07:16 by fakelamb (#41549)

♥Amour
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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:07:04
News post!


Alphas (#215714)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:07:13
News post! :o


🍂Sage ALT🍂 (#98071)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:07:15
horray for news!


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[MottRosPrimal] (#146764)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:07:26
reeeeeeeeeeeee


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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:07:29
Heyyyy!!! News!


pidgeone (#165331)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:08:32
new news !!


Kraai (#199639)


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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:08:38
Woo news!\


Uhuru (#92107)


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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:08:56
Very interesting news. I am looking forward to the revamp and all the changes it will bring.


alder (#105647)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:09:19
literally begging for no tiger king reference


Tattoo [SIDE] (#209241)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:09:23
Awesomesauce! =D


WonderingWhisperer (#218397)

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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:09:39
Coolio!!!!!!!!!!!


⚝ Jimmy Starlight
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Posted on
2020-11-13 16:09:42
Awesome update. :D




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