FORUM suggestion: Customization User Pages

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Paxy Romana
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Now, I know this is useless to suggest because the only paid employee who reads anything on here is Brynjolf and he's not a programmer, but I think we can all agree something needs to be done about signatures. They're far too long, items in them take forever to load, and if a page is full of users posting who all have image-heavy signatures you can sometimes have hundreds of images taxing the load time on a single page. People put their images in there to be seen, but in the end it takes so long for them to load in no one can actually look through them without leaving the page open to load 5 minutes for each second scrolled down. Worse, some people with worse connections or worse computers can't see the page at all because of how much information is trying to be sent through all at once.

 

The solution: User Pages that the users can decorate themselves. With customizable user pages, people can post all the art, screenshots, photoedits, and backstory they want without it ruining how fast a thread loads, and still cherry pick a few small images or quotes to use in their actual signature like how they are used in most other forum-based websites. If you are curious about someone's characters or writing, you can access it easily through clicking on their username and simply seeing their page. Of course some people may complain this is too hard to regulate, but honestly it would take as much time to read though as people's abnoxiously long signatures anyway, so it's the exact same amount of moderating work expected from the staff but in a new location. Please leave your opinions down below, if you are for, against, or wish to make an alteration to the idea! I think if enough support is noticable this is a change that any programmer with a lick of experiance could do, so it should be far less effort than anything needed to edit the actual game.

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Liljatyna the albino flame whipper, my main dragon, inspired by my gecko.

BrickBellows the Moldruffle art by ScarfyWings

Brickbellows art by ScarfyWings

 and more not yet pictured here

Gronckle the Cryaotic, main dragon of Arvid and an original species (and art) by Chameishida.
Read his story here

Lilja by the great Arrowalker

Lilja & Kas by ScarfyWings

 

Njall and Lilja by FloofQueen!

Kas by Redwind

 Lilja by ShiroKageFox

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I definitely second that. That is a great idea.

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  Coming from a land where dragons have been hunted to near-extinction,

  I set out to find one of these magnificent creatures I have only read about.

  After much wandering about and even witnessing some from a distance,

  I met a trader who told stories of islands much further north

  where dragons flew free and riders rose on their backs into the skies.

  I managed to convince him of my genuine non-malicious interest and he

  agreed to take me there.

  

 This is how I arrived on Berk and, after a trial period, the island

 chief Hiccup allowed me to join the Dragon Training Academy. There I

 raised my very own deadly nadder, Ocean. Since then I have built a base

 on Sunnystone Island, a tiny volcanic island in the South of the

 Archipelago and even formed my own clan - "The Sunwing Voyagers"

 Now I travel far and wide, gathering knowledge, trading a bit here and

 there and having adventures.  

 

 My dragons: my exploration team

 (the dragons who regularly follow me in my exploits)

  Ocean (Deadly Nadder) – my first dragon and travel companion.

  I share a special bond with her, as I raised her from an egg and spent many a day 

  with only her for company. She is brave, loyal, curious and very intelligent, 

  often getting bored from inaction. Ocean is very comfortable around humans, 

  but sometimes dislikes sharing my attention with unfamiliar dragons. 

  She did, however, turn out to be surprisingly good with dragonlets. 

  She is a very steady and reliable flyer but does not much enjoy anything competitive.

 

  Viridi (Changewing) – the first addition to my exploration team.

  A trader whom I was helping out temporarily had a large and precious

  gem on his ship. I tried to convince him time and time again that he had  

  been duped and the bazaar merchant sold him a dragon egg, but he

  refused to believe me… until it hatched. I offered to take the dragonlet

  off his hands for a good supply of changewing acid once it grew up, and

  the trader was all too happy to get rid of the rather destructive and

  constantly disappearing little creature. As I was the first thing it saw

  when it hatched, the small changewing was eager to stay with me.

  Viridi was my most challenging dragon because it’s very hard to train

  something you can’t see half the time. Being a social creature, she accepted

  Ocean and me as part of her family and joined us on our many adventures.

  She is a quiet, careful, patient and observant dragon, who prefers to avoid

  human habitations and is very helpful in the exploration of the wild.

 

 

 My dragons:

 

 The Gronckcicle family

 

 Mountain (Gronckle, f) – a wild dragon from berk, which I trained to help  

 me with some tasks like iron and glass production or building (gronckle lava

 makes great cement). She mostly does her own thing, but enjoys living in

 my boulder class stable. She is also surprisingly fast for her species.

 

 IceCube (Groncicle, m) – I met him as an adolescent dragon on Ice Storm

 Island and managed to gain his trust by feeding him and helping him  

 rebuild his nest after a bad storm. He was really helpful during my

 exploration of this freezing land, especially when the temperatures got too

 low for poor Ocean (she much prefers warm weather). He followed me

 back to Berk and stayed after meeting Mountain. He is a strong, brave

 dragon, quite territorial and protective of his family. 

 

 RockMoss (Gronckle – part groncicle? – I think this might be a new species, m) –

 he is Mountains and IceCubes dragonlet. He is a very calm and likes nothing more

 than lying in under the shady canopy of a tree.

 

 

 The Sunnystone Island wild dragon reserve

 

  There a many stables carved on this island and close lying islets for wild dragons

  who are in need of a place to rest. Here I, along with the other villagers, help

  wounded dragons, learn the secrets of multiple dragon species, and train dragons

  to live side by side with humans, teaching them things such as not to fire at houses

  or scare farm animals and how to spot and avoid dragon traps. Some dragons

  move on and some, to my great excitement, have chosen to stay permanently.

 

  Thistle (Whispering death, f) - she was probably chased off from her home.

  Despite that, she is a rather affectionate dragon.

  Sprite (Shockjaw, m) – he was probably one of the many new shockjaws brought

  to Berk, who didn’t find an owner – seems unafraid of people.

  Sky (Stormcutter, f) - she stayed on the island after being raised here by her mother.

  Interestingly, she and Sprite have become good friends and can be often seen flying together.

  Lightclaw (Speed stinger, f) - she is part of the speed stinger pack on Ice Storm island.

  She hatched outside of hatching season and had a bit of a limp, so had trouble keeping

  up with her pack. She also appears to have very weak venom compared with other

  speed stingers. She was often left alone and, since I gained the packs' trust, I decided

  to take her in untill she grew stonger. She has now returned to her pack, but she still

  likes to join me on my travels occasionally. She especially likes flying on Oceans back.

  Scrap Metal (Armourwing, m) - he is a very old wise dragon. He enjoys spending his days

  sunning on the warm cliff ledges of Sunnystone Island and playing with baby dragons. 

  I'm not sure why he has not gone to Vanaheim, but maybe armourwings don't go there. 

  He can be quite handy at times as a mobile store of metal.

  Bonfire (Monstrous Nightmare, m) - his egg was found somewhere by Scrap Metal and

  he was brought up by the old dragon. Bonfire is very easygoing and not quite what you'd

  expect a nightmare to be.

 

My clan: The Sunwing Voyagers

 

                                          

 

We are a clan of peaceful travellers, artists, scholars and traders. Our success is determined by skill and patience. Adventures await!

 

We fly to the edges of the archipelago and far beyond, expanding our horizons and exploring new lands. We are talented, creative and resourceful and we are ready to help any new friends we meet. The Sunwing Voyagers are a peaceful clan and we prefer to settle any conflicts with diplomacy rather than violence. We love dragons and we are always ready to learn new things, using our extensive knowledge of their ways to aid people and dragons to peacefully coexist and help each other.

 

This is a special clan where the skill within the game determines the success of its members. It is for those who have never taken the easy way of buying a membership or using gems to instantly get tens of dragons, all the most expensive armour and saddles, to do easy farming and fishing etc., etc. We take time to enjoy the progress of the game. (The rule on gems is flexible)

 

For our official news page click here: The Sunwing Voyagers Journal

 

 

 

 

 

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I third this idea!:) there is

I third this idea!:) there is actually a way to see sigs. You have to scroll outside the signature then back again to make the picture appear. Little tidbit there.

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Nickname: Cristal

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farm level: 23

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 QueenAbagail

(previously known as Springvneedham),

FireTheFighter

(previously Firefighter),

Ivy is Deadly,

Olivia is Amazing,

and TightWing. 

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Hang out: Wilderness, Training Grounds, & Edge

Friend codes: PM me for it

Personalities: Loyal, Kind, Encouraging, Forgiving, Caring, Patriotic

 

 

 

i'm a big fan of miraculous...discussion link at top.

season 2 is starting to come out! finally!

its a big time for us fans! check out theory vids and episodes on yt and Neflix.

you might just become a fan yourself!

....Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

 

 

Art website: http://snpart.wixsite.com/creationbybrush

 

My second and up to date drawing of CristalWings, holding the flower given to her by her special someone.

 

 

My first hand drawn viking drawing of me.

 

Art that has been published by CelebratingArt -no copying!

 

"Colors of The Wind"~pestals -2015

 

"Anterior Poppies with Reading Woman" by Anna Ancher

my copy of it -acrilics

2017

 

 

 

My viking, done by my wonderful friend, ThunderBird, or xXSadieCaneXx

10-15-17

 

 

newest clan banner made by me. Free to clan members. credit me for art.

 

 

 

Unique Legacies Crest- handmade- free to members (credit-by CristalWings)

 

 

Unique Legacies Clan-based dragon- by Wutend Bonfire

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Legacy:

These dragons act as an omen of peaceful passing. Between their resting posture of a hung head, and tri-pupiled eyes, it's easy to see how this calm dragon would spawn legends and myths around it. In the wilds, they live by ocean cliffs or among rockpools, scavenging molluscs and seagrasses, plus the occasional trapped fish. They are better at swimming than running or flying, and often their wing shape and patterns can be just as entrancing as their eyes.

 

 

 

 

Real-Life favorites:

 

winter

blue

horses

purses

art

singing

acting

music

dogs

(chihuahuas alot)

cooking

movies

friends

httyd

miraculous ladybug

 

 

 

 

I Love:

 

1. Hanging out with friends!

 

2. Taking car of clan!

 

3. Winning races!

 

4. Getting new dragons!

 

5. Quests!

 

6. Soaring through the sky!

 

 

 

 

Current Dragons:

in received order

 

1. Jewel (lady nadder)

 

2. Zap (guy shackjaw)

 

3. Red Amber (lady deathsong)

 

4. Valor (guy armorwing)

 

Fav.  5. Gold (lady razorwhip)

 

6. Raphael (guy singetail)

 

7. Rocky (guy erutadon)

 

Fav.  8. patriot (guy typhoomerang)

 

Fav. 9. Toothless II (guy sand wraith)

 

10. Queen Elsa (lady groncicle)

 

11. Aquada (lady sliqifier)

 

Fav.12. Leena (lady sand wraith)

 

13. Gecko (lady flame whipper)

 

14. Silver Moonlight (lady whoolly howl)

 

 

Me and my Flame Whipper, Gecko, as a baby.

 

 

Cristal's origins:

 

Cristal is Astrids cousin and friend. Her dad was Fearless Finn Hofferson, brother to Astrids Dad. Cristal is 2 years younger then Astrid though she sometimes thinks and often shows she just as smart. She has a more caring personality and connects more with dragons on a soul and mind level. Just the same Cristal admires and loves her cousin above all. She was born with really light blue black hair but after exposure to a dragon it lightened to an aqua blue unseen by Vikings before. At first she was teased because of this but at age 12, she made her first breakthrough to a pink blue madder in front of all of Berk. Now she is known as a sort of "dragon whisperer."  On her first flight on the pink blue Nadder she named Jewel, it was chaotic but she soon gained her trust and they flew flawlessly. After that Cristal was given the name CristalWings because of her great flight skills with dragons. Currently, Her sand wraith, Toohless II(aka Tooth) is her loyal companion and alpha of her trained dragons. Tooth has a little sister sand wraith that Cristal named Leena. Leena is a bit spoiled as she hatched with a beautiful rare pink dragon skin and she refuses to get it dirty. At first Leena was reluctant to learn to fly and she was a little wobbly for a while but now she glides through the blue skies with ease. Cristal lives in the one hut below and to the left of buckets house in berk. She isn't a part of the "gang" but she is considered a dragon rider. When the dragon training began she very much wanted to join but it wasn't meant to be. She does however join and help them occasionally. She's currently the leader of the clan Unique Legacies. She trains dragons by being on their level to gain their trust. She also uses her gift of song to soothe and be one with them. She is devoted to the well being of dragons and is a protector of berk.

 

 

Gamer's Biography:

 

 Hello everyone! I'm CristalWings! I'm  Leader of the rank 60 clan Unique Legacies, and a member of top 10 clan, The Dragon Racers! I have been playing SOD for almost 2 years now and a forum for over 1!  I love all of  the HTTYD movies and seasons! (but i like the first best!). I also adore Miraculous Ladybug! (season 2 in December!!!XD)  Like most I adore Hiccup and Toothless! I am not a member sadly but I dont like the idea of paying real money to play a game. (that doesnt mean im not a serious player!)  But I have done a free month of membership and did quite a bit of the packs! I love painting, (my account pic is usually one that I painted!!) singing,acting and of course playing SOD! My favorite music artists are TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Mandisa, and For King and Country! I often watch SilverWeed San on youtube! I love dogs and horses! My favorite color is light blue which is how i came up with my name. I have bought the Edge, Icestorm Island, Impossible Island, and the deathsong pack. Whenever i find an argument i try to stop it with everyone leaving happy so i guess im a Peacemaker here in the game. Im always posting something cool so check out my track! I love you all! Keep on shining!!!  

 

                                                                 ~ CristalWings :D

 

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To join Unique Legacies click this link to see our join page.

unique-legacies-recruitment-page-new and improved

Top Elder: tizzilizzie

Active elder:VasyaM2000(framherjaOfGods)

 Currently on No. 53 in top clans. We are very friendly and always wanna hang out 

with friends or clanmates. We help each other who is in need.

Clan Leader: Me
Current Members: 52/100
Current Elders: , TizziLizzie, Holaciao, firethefighter, Vasya2000.......

Clan Rules: 

1. Must have at least 100+ trophies to join 
2. Must be friendly and helpful
3. Respect each other
4. Win trophies every so often you play so we will move up(be active often)

5. No hackers (if u see a hacker from the clan report to me w/ proof)
6. Have fun :)

 

 

     We are very nice to each other and are like family! Each one of us is unique in our own way! If you want to join, go to the join page by the link above, I will check you out! Must have at least 100+ trophies to join! To automatically become an elder, you must have 2,000 trophies! Thanks!! And good luck!! ~CristalWings :D

 

 

 

Also a proud member of.........with second viking.

 

Art

 

 

 

My first hand drawn drawing of a friend, now Thunderbird, and her dragon.

 

 

Screenshots

 

 

Happy Friends Day!!

 

Me and my groncicle Queen Elsa on the lookout.

 

Me and my younger sand wraith Leena.

 

Puffinsss

 

ME

 

 

GIFS

 

Majestic Toothless

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How to Train Your Dragon movie poster

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Well i would not have guessed that they use a cat to make the toothless animations! :/ Maybe!!

 

 

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Duh da duh We're dead.

 

 

How To Train Your Dragon 2

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 Doesnt Toothless have a cheshire-like smile in this picture!!! So cute and different! 

 

                 

 friend fight

 

 

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3..2..1..HES DOWN!!!

                       

  

   

 

 

lol lol lol :D

 

My clan recruiting picture (made by XFirefighterX ~former clan leader)

 

 

WOW! You made it to the end! Congrats...thanks for viewing!....hope you have found some intresting info from it! Maybe a laugh or two!  and here's a cute chihuahua pic for your sig. Have a spetacular and sparkly day!~CW<3

 

Here's the link for it if you can't see it.

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And I.... fourth this idea! XD

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You were manipulated, you were misunderstood, but I can see the guardian within you.

And no matter what, the bond we share will never be broken.

 

                                                                                                               

   

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Agreed

I've been meaning to make my signature smaller. 

Seeing this thread inspired me to try and limit the amount of pictures in my sig. So I put most of the pictures of my dragons into one picture.  

I used to have 10+ pics in my siggy but now I only have 4! My sigs still pretty long, but it's a definite improvement! 

Having User pages would probably be a big improvement, because nobody likes it when the picture their trying to look at won't load. 

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                                               Welcome to my signature!                      

            

Sig under construction... working to make it shorter...

                                                             Hi, I'm Jade queen.

My dragons:

Screech the Deadly Nadder (adult) female.

Snapper the Whispering Death (adult) male.

Tremble the Whispering Death (adult) male.

Terrorfrill the Screaming Death (adult) male.

Razorrin the Razorwhip (adult) female.

Laluby the Death Song (adult) female.

Bolder the Gronckle (adult) male.

Zig and Zag the Zippleback (adult) male(males?)

Iceberg the Groncicle (adult) male.

Sheld the Armorwing (adult) male.

(Originally I was trying to name him "Shield" but I forgot the "i")

Tideline the Sand Wraith (adult) male.

Scorching Fang the Singetail (adult) male.

Rocky the Eruptadon (adult) male

Pyroite the Monstrous Nightmare (adult) male

(His name is a combination of Pyrite (also known as fools gold) and pyro meaning fire)

Shimmer Sting the Speed Stinger (adult) female

Skrilla the Skrill (adult) female

 

The Doubles: One day I logged on to SOD and most of my dragons had glitched out of their stables. I then got three of the notices that you get when you earn/train a dragon in one of the expansions,they said I had gotten a Groncicle,a Deathsong and an Armorwing. I thought they were my original Deathsong,Groncicle and Armorwing that I had been re-given and so I named them the same names as my originals. I was upset because the original three dragons had disappeared and the new ones were not the same. My original Armorwing,Deathsong and Groncicle were still displayed in my dragon list,but I could not make them active. I eventually figured out how to make the original three active through stable quests and then I placed each of them in a stable and everything was back to normal... except for the three extra dragons that I had gotten. 

Doubles: 

Iceberg the Groncicle adult male 

Sheld the Armorwing adult male 

Laluby the Deathsong adult female(I actually like this Double,I call her Limelight) 

                                                                          

Eggs: 2 Gronckle, 1 Rumble Horn, 1 Groncicle, 1 Deadly Nadder, 1 Shockjaw, 1 Hobblegrunt/Threadtail, 1 Smothering Smokebreath, 1 Scaldron, 1 Mudraker. 

 

Clan:

My clan is called The Screech Dragons. I named it after my first dragon Screech the Deadly Nadder. 

                                                            We care for dragons 

                                                            We respect dragons

                                                              We love dragons!

                                                     We are THE SCREECH DRAGONS 

 

In-game:

My account is called Jade queen. 

Appearance: Green hair, green eyes. Wears a snow wraith hood,a light brown shirt and a brown fur skirt,tall white boots as well as thermal wrist warmers and thermal shoulder pads. Wears a feline grace mask (I was really going for a cat look). Occasionally I change her outfit around,but this is what she wears most of the time. 

Friend code: Pm me for it

I hardly ever really play the game anymore,mostly I just hang out on the forum. 

 

                                                                          ~Adoptables~

 

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