Anyway, down to business regarding the new changes to Vinfreild Profiles. Not only does the website have an entirely new look, we are integrating Nintendo Miis, User Activity Feeds, and a new Icon Display System! The new icon display system is the new feature I hope everyone noticed, as the change is in effect at the top of this post.
So, let's start off with the new icon display system.
First, we have doubled the resolution of users profile icons (the icon displayed when a user posts) from 32x32px to 64x64px. We have also re-written the html code that is used for displaying the icon, as well as the text next to it. The icons on all past posts (as well as future posts) will now update when Group Members change their profile picture. Your icons are now delivered using the https connections provided by Google as well, and are stored using Google Apps storage solutions. You will also notice that the icons are sharper, as we are now using Catmull-Rom methods for antialiasing when down-sizing/processing the image, and different interpolation methods.
User Activity Feeds can now show posts from Miiverse and Vinfreild.
Previously just a photo slide-show, you all now have space for your own Activity Feed. You can embed your posts right from Miiverse, as well as display any posts that you have posted on our websites. These will show up on your profile in a section located under your photo gallery section, and are user-defined. Posts will not automatically populate here, you can handpick individual posts to highlight on your page in this space. All right, fine, you can also request to highlight your posts from Facebook and Twitter here, as well as embed a feed from those sites (where available).
Something else new that you'll notice in this area is how your profile icon changes depending on what posts you request to display on your profile. For instance, if your post is from Miiverse, a Miiverse badge will be displayed on top of your icon for that post. If your post is posted to the profile, your icon will be normal. If you posted to the Vinfreild Website Activity Feed, a shuriken badge will be displayed on top of your icon for that post. Just check it out below!
And finally, Nintendo Mii Integration (Introducing "Carry Mii")!
So, since all of our Group Members and fans are active Nintendo players, this feature will benefit you both! All Group Members can now post all of the Mii characters that they have made using 3DS or Wii U to their profile! All you have to do is use the QR Code/Image Options setting on your system in Mii Maker to generate a few images, then submit them to us for processing. We will list them all on a page under your profile professionally, and viewers can scan the codes and download the Miis if one catches their eyes! If your Mii is on our systems here at Vinfreild, we will be sending you the unlocked as well as locked scans of each of your Miis very soon. Instructions are included on how to scan and download a Mii onto the systems of people who are not sure how. And don't worry, Group Members, you can specify whether or not you want the people who download your Miis to be able to modify them or redistribute them or not right in Mii Maker.
Take a look at what a user's Mii Collection page looks like by clicking here, or the button below.
Now, here is where it gets interesting... INTRODUCING "CARRY MII"!
Have you have ever gone over to another person's house to play their Wii U, but realized you didn't have your favorite Mii on that system? Have you ever wanted to modify an existing Mii, but make a backup revision before modifying it for safekeeping? Well, Group Members, now you can do both of these things with what I call "Carry Mii"! The magic of Carry Mii is that it is just that exact integration that I just mentioned above in the first paragraph! Assuming you have access to an internet capable phone or computer at your friend's house, you can pull up your favorite Mii to scan onto your friend's system at anytime right from your page at http://profiles.vinfreild.com. If you have a phone or 3DS, but your friend doesn't have an internet connection, you can still save the image onto your device from your profile before you go to your friends house, so you can easily pull the file back up offline to scan later!
Onto revision history. You can send us both unlocked and locked QR codes and images of your mii before you modify it, and we will put the locked one on a revision history page for your mii, located under your profile. We will save the unlocked version of the Mii QR code for safekeeping, just incase you ever want the modifiable version of your Mii back. With the revision page comes a simple profile for your Mii character as well, where you can write a few things about your Mii for viewers to look at.
View an example of a Mii Revision Page/Mii Profile by clicking here.