New features in Version 7
Improved battling and map movement
In the past, whenever you moved on the map or attacked in a battle, the entire page had to reload. With version 7, only the parts of the page that need to change load, making battling or moving on the map faster and smoother. This is the most exciting feature of version 7, and by far the one that took the longest to make.
Side tabs - PokéDex, Members, and Options
Clicking one of the tabs to the left will cause the tab to slide out, revealing either your PokéDex, the members list, or your options. These tabs appear on every page in the game and will not scroll away, so they can be easily accessed no matter where you are on a page. Some links in the game will also open these tabs, such as clicking on a Pokémon's name will open the PokéDex tab showing information about that particular Pokémon, or clicking on sprites on the map will open the members tab showing information about each member on that space.
Smoother live battling
On version 6, the live battling system worked well most of the time, but often had problems if a user refreshed the page or if there was a communication problem. With version 7 these bugs have been worked out, and hopefully people will now be able to live battle bug-free. Live battles also move as smoothly as regular battles since like with regular battles, only parts of the page that need to change will load.
New messaging system
One part of the site that hasn't changed much in the last few versions is the messaging system. This time it got a complete makeover. It is now much faster to read, delete, and write new messages. Your inbox and message view are contained within the same page, eliminating the need to go back and forth just to read a couple of messages.
More to come!
Now that version 7 is finally done, some more maps will be coming soon, and eventually a sixth type of special Pokémon will be released to join the normal, shiny, dark, metallic, and ghostly versions. I hope you enjoy version 7!