Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Announcing the light.gg Database

What's New in 1.1

Hello again guardians!

With the 1.1 update to light.gg, I'm proud to announce, in my opinion, one of our most exciting new features: the light.gg Database.


As a WoW player for many years, it blows my mind that 4 years into Destiny we still don't really have a Wowhead equivalent. There are database sites out there for sure, but none of them really have the same feel of super flexible, interface-driven filtering to me (without forcing you to memorize text filters or learn regular expressions to make them work). I want the community to be able to, with a few simple clicks, find every Rare Warlock Bond in the game, see what new items were added to the game for their Titan in the most recent update, or really any other cross section of the item database.

Creating the database gives us the groundwork for some other cool features too. You're now able to hover over any item and view its key perks, any notes on the item (such as how to obtain it), and more to come in the future.

From there, you can now click on any item to see its detailed stats, Lore (when available), and Manifest definition.

Signed-in users can also review every item in the database (Default Ornament Perk, 1/5, would not use). When reviewing weapons and armor, you will be able to give two different scores: one for PVE and one for PVP -- we have the technology to separate them... take notes Bungie 😏. You can also upvote/downvote reviews to help provide the community's consensus on any item.

The item's overall review score will be based on the average of these two ratings across the board. You'll be able to see the individual scores next to the item in database search results and on the item detail page, and eventually I want to add a sorting option to the database to let you sort any result by Overall Rating, PVE Rating, and PVP Rating.

Hopefully you guys are as excited about the database as I am. It feels like a great start, with lots of potential for new tools to help people find what they're looking for and engage with each other.

As always, I'm anxious to hear everyone's feedback on what you think of the database, what features you'd like to see built in to it, etc. Thanks for checking it out!

- afpac

Check out the rest of What's New in 1.1:

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