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  2. Blacktip massbreeder here! I've chimed in on some of the predecessors to this thread, and I'd be happy to answer any questions folks have about the why, how, and so on. TJ hasn't spoken with me in particular, but I can only assume he's seen some of my posts in the other threads about the problem. I even volunteered to use my blacktip army as a guinea pig for testing the "limit # of eggs shown of a given species per breeder" idea, given that seems to be the solution short of fixing the ratios that everybody can mostly agree on. A tl;dr version of "why" is pretty much "trying to forcibly bring the blacktip population in line with what the ratios are trying (and failing on account of breed demand versus rarity level) to do, so that it's easier for people to get something other than blacktip eggs from blacktip x whatever pairings." I suspect a great many other massbreeders have similar motivation with their breeds of choice, especially newer commons that take forever to try and use in lineage projects due to the ratios making it almost impossible to get something other than that breed from any pairings. I keep a boatload of massbreeding stats as well, which have indicated that my efforts are gradually doing what I'm intending. This year I'm hoping to do more regular "mini" massbreeds of just my CB blacktips to generate more eggs, but in the form of shorter and less obnoxious walls and see if that has a more pronounced impact compared to previously just doing a few mini-massbreeds and a handful of full-army mega-massbreeds. I'm sure if I bred my entire near-1500 blacktip army every month (or every week to something other than celestials 😲) I'd hammer the ratios much more effectively... but that is an enormous time sink. A full-army "mega" massbreed (including corporealizing some 900+ celestials) takes me a good 8-10 hours to complete, and that is not an effort I can commit to more than a few times a year! A "mini" massbreed of roughly 200-250 pairings I can knock out in maybe 2 hours in comparison. So far, it really does seem like the only solution that doesn't step on anybody's play style besides fixing the ratios/rarity system is to limit how many eggs of a particular breed from a particular breeder show up in the AP at once. It doesn't limit breeders from breeding whatever the heck they want, it prevents (or at least makes it much more challenging) for the AP to get hit by a massive single-breed wall... the only things people can't quite settle on is "what would that do to AP times?" and "how many spots in the AP does a massbreeder get?" and "won't massbreeder's eggs suffer mass die-offs trapped behind that display limit?" The answer to the first we don't know; the answer to the second and third is why I volunteered to be a guinea pig so we could find out. Sadly, no word from on high at this time if such a test run is feasible.
  3. I am more than sure this is Dohaerys' egg in AP. It was hard to resist https://dragcave.net/lineage/LKMiQ @driveshaft0613 thank you! https://dragcave.net/lineage/AzeoB
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  5. Found some more Round 1 Regular Bingos R2. Lineage that has at least four variants of Valentine breeds. Looking Cascade Bingos C1a. Valentine lineage that has at least 1 spriter's alt. (1pt) C1b. Valentine lineage that has at least 3 spriter's alt. (2pts) Bingo! https://dragcave.net/lineage/owG84 C1c. Valentine lineage that has at least 6 spriter's alt. (3pts) (only valentine's will count, inbreeding will count as one.) Round 2 Regular Bingos R4. Lightning-element checker lineage Closet I could find https://dragcave.net/lineage/zVL5T R5. Anything has two 2's in their code. (2 points if it is two-headed) Bingo! https://dragcave.net/lineage/272FO R6. PB BSA Lineage Bingo! https://dragcave.net/lineage/Fv0eY Competitive Bingos M1. Find roman number from code of anything from your scroll. (It should be connected and all same case.) Then multiply it with its length. (minimum 2) https://dragcave.net/lineage/MCCau (e.g. iivxt -> iv * 2 = 8; CMZmM -> CM * 2 = 1800) (I'll use converting rule from here. For example, I won't count IIII as 4.) Who get most highest value will get 2 points, and second highest will get 1. (If there are tie occurs on first place, all of them will get 1 points.) Bingo?! https://dragcave.net/lineage/MCCau MCCau=MCC =1200 1200*3= 3600
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  8. I would suggest an additional limit inserted between Gold 500 dragons and Platinum 1000 dragons. Something like Titanium 800 dragons to make the transiting more smoothly and leviate the feeling of struggling to make the last level. The last tier would appear not to be so steep.
  9. Please note, that I've decided to implement a new strategy to help keep track and will only name holiday dragons if I despair of finding them a mate or once I have a mate for them. Unnamed doesn't mean unappreciated or forgotten. I apologize to the not-highlighted breeders, I assure you it's not a case of me liking your lineages less. Sometimes it works, sometimes not and I am not quite sure why. Thank you: @ littleangelamy22 lots of Val09 eggs but so few lineages that I liked. Yours was great https://dragcave.net/lineage/4ijrP @cyradis4for breeding this lineage https://dragcave.net/lineage/5kpl2 @Ruffledfeathers what an utterly beautiful lineage. Tercorn and Sweetling look gorgeous together https://dragcave.net/lineage/DBmV6 @ MelodyMystik speaking of beautiful sweetling combinations - that pink Zyu looks gorgeous with sweetlings too https://dragcave.net/lineage/ZELqC @ Skythestral honestly I am not sure if I'll be able to aquire a mate for this Sweetling, but the lineage was too pretty to pass it up. Oh and I love the names too https://dragcave.net/lineage/q5CzN @ Singalana thank you for breeding this Soulstone https://dragcave.net/lineage/05owK @ AngelsPunishment for this soulstone/silver checker. This is another lineage where I am not sure if I ever will be able to provide a mate, but that was too pretty to pass up https://dragcave.net/lineage/Wl3an @ akiska for this 2nd gen rosebud from Leodon https://dragcave.net/lineage/Deur5 @ tjekanefid for this pretty 3rd gen rosebud from Nebula. https://dragcave.net/lineage/AJcpC @Ottavia another pretty 2nd gen rosebud this time with blue Zyu https://dragcave.net/lineage/374VA @ Coheart kind of embarassing but I had no 2nd gen rosebud with pink until I found yours https://dragcave.net/lineage/nXKx1 @ TydiriumDr have I mentioned how much I love fire gem dragons? Thank you for this lineage https://dragcave.net/lineage/06fFe @ tishavara I think I already managed to breed the perfect mate for this lovely rosebud. Fingers crossed they'll like each other when they are grown https://dragcave.net/lineage/wRS6v @ olympe @ Aleoleo thanks so much for breeding your Moonstone Rosbud lineages. https://dragcave.net/lineage/wf2tv https://dragcave.net/lineage/2BdPa I LOVE this combination and your offspring is unrelated to the lineages I already own @sara4cows what can I say ? I love black truffle lineages and I love radiant angels https://dragcave.net/lineage/p1pX9 @ Syiren for this 2nd gen RA with leodon https://dragcave.net/lineage/mQItc Normally I don't list lineages if I can't name the breeder, but this perfect checker has a spriters alt in base so I have to show it off anyway https://dragcave.net/lineage/qC4Xt @ Astreya I wish your Radiant Angel was completly unrealated to all of my RA x gold checkers, but he's certainly what I've been looking for for endless hours. https://dragcave.net/lineage/Y2FJ7 @natli I already have Gluehbluete from that wonderful lineage. Now I also have a RA. Thank you https://dragcave.net/lineage/tTpOl @Painter I had not thought to combine RA's with Spirit Wards but they look gorgeous together https://dragcave.net/lineage/lXPyG @oilbird I love heartstealers and your lineage looks beautiful. Not sure if I'll be able to get a mate, but I haven't given up hope yet https://dragcave.net/lineage/fAAhZ @Lavinia for the 3rd gen heartstealer with blue gemshard checker https://dragcave.net/lineage/vb8CL @ Luckystarz103 for this 2nd gen Floral Crowned. https://dragcave.net/lineage/YeIHc @ Neekerisanni123 for this 2nd gen Arsani. Have I mentioned how much I love black Truffle lineages? https://dragcave.net/lineage/K5R0B @ Siliskor for this 3rd gen checker with Spring. You might enable me to build a mate for my 4th gen checker this year. https://dragcave.net/lineage/EqbCT Another anonymos one that I have to show of due to the spriter alt in the lineage https://dragcave.net/lineage/DPy5D @Aola for the 2nd gen Arsani with black https://dragcave.net/lineage/43HFD
  10. Grabbed this, thank you!
  11. You know what, I like the walls. I could tell you how many hours I have sat at the PC trying to get 1 egg and it is snatched by someone else. With the walls I can atleast get 2 eggs without any trouble. You might not like walls, but for those of us that have trouble obtaining dragons this is ideal for us. It has been over 2 months plus now and I still cant get the 2 eggs I need because they are dropped far and few in between and everytime 1 shows up it is so flustrating clicking on the egg and getting the msg that it is not there. Personally I would love to see the market flooded with those eggs in that are in much demand. !. Do Nothing
  12. I'm sorry you are lonely. That's a terrible feeling. I'm tired. My knee is hurting from too much walking and It's keeping me awake. Ughhh...
  13. Has anyone succeeded making a neglected, without the use of incubate/teleport?
  14. Valentine-kin checker that I didn't need after all Cheers! Shala
  15. ❤️ Awww, you're welcome to all who caught my dragon's offsprings. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ x2 thanks for everryone who bred 2nd gens to throw in the AP!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I'll make a thank you posts for some highlights, too~ Arsani 4G with Black Tea: https://dragcave.net/lineage/yvpDq Thank you!! @bloodonmyfangs I need to doublecheck, but I might be able to already have or breed a mate for her~ 3G with Daydream: https://dragcave.net/lineage/edWDb Thank you @lolahighwind! I already had a mate for her, so she's perfect. ❤️ Heartseeker 5G lovely from Golden Wyvern: https://dragcave.net/lineage/bpFAq again, thanks @bloodonmyfangs Mutamore 5G Diamondwing: https://dragcave.net/lineage/cfHOv 3G Red Gemshard: https://dragcave.net/lineage/31GHU @Terrafreaky Radiant Angel 5G from Guardians + some SA's: https://dragcave.net/lineage/8ojto Sakuhana 2G from Skysilk! @Dryadia Soulstone 3G from Khusas!! https://dragcave.net/lineage/ybCjD & https://dragcave.net/lineage/75kEl 4G from Chrono Xenowyrm! https://dragcave.net/lineage/j1Tar Aaaannnnddd thank you everyone who bred Vdays with Tercorns. ❤️ And also sorry... my Tercorns follow a strange naming pattern. + Thank you for trading me a 3G Arsani + 3G Mutamore... My own Valentinekin can now breed these gorgeous Spriter Alt-kin children: https://dragcave.net/lineage/VrBPU & https://dragcave.net/lineage/FfTHy
  16. [Enterprise & Shadow Enterprise] ~ A Shadow In the Port? As she gets closer, the water gets redder. She can taste the tang of blood nowz mixed with the odour of seawater. It's a scent she knew too well -- no can't be can't can't be can't be WEAK -- With a gasp, she snaps back into a familiar, rigid position. She had let her guard down, and so she looked around. Yet the carrier saw nothing but a lifeless port filled with the corpses of her failures -- but she has to keep going, keep going. Something calls her. She hurries even more now, refusing to look up to the ghostly grey sky. By the time she reached the docks, she couldn't see any more of the Sakira ships she'd slain. No, instead her fellow Eagle ships were there. All of the fallen. Every last one of them, bleeding and leaking like they'd taken their dying breath only moments before. Enterprise forced herself to tear her gaze away as her breathing quickened. But the walls weren't safe. The walls were spattered with blood and oil. Enterprise tensed up. Not now. Not now not now not now --- She runs down the hallways, her footsteps loud in the otherwise-silent port hallway. Enterprise almost slams into the door. She doesn't by only a few inches. But the door us open. Unlike all the other doors. Enterprise peers inside, and instantly regrets doing so. Inside, a version of herself with yellow eyes is crouched over a familiar corpse. Two others lire nearby. Her sisters - Yorktown, Wasp, Hornet... they're all -- Enterprise can't -- "Oh... you're here. Come on, then. Unless you can't handle this~?" -- right. That other Enterprise with piercing yellow eyes. They're hard to look away from, now that she's made eye contact. And those eyes feel like they're gazing straight into her soul.... Enterprise tries to still her shuddering, and realises she's taken a few dteps into the room. "Aw, look at you! You really think you can hide anything~?" "Who... are you?" Enterprise grinds out between stiff jaws. The other her drops Hornet's corpse like a rag-doll, before circling around to block Enterprise's exit. The move forces Enterprise to walk further into the room, and her yellow-eyed doppelgänger comes closer. But she's still blocking the way out. "I am you. You are me. But I... am the worthy self. The true self." Enterprise growled and summoned her bow. "So violent, hm~? Tsk, tsk. But you were never able to be rational, were you?" The other Enterprise narrows her eyes. "Because we have... many things to discuss~" Enterprise's blood ran cold. "Hm. You and I. Weapons born to war, yes?" At Enterprise's slight nod, the other smiles nastily. "Yet... you set yourself up to fail. Protection? Ahah! Some protector you are, 'pride of the Eagle Union!' Let me see..." The Shadow paused, to count on her fingers. "Lexington. Hammann. Northampton. Yorktown. Wasp. Houston. Hornet. Chicago. Laffey. How many more should I list~? A protectoress can't protect the dead." The yellow-eyed Enterprise's lips curled. "But that ties back to your first mistake. A weapon. Not a guardian. And yet you lost yourself in your own little dream~" Enterprise suddenly felt her tie be grabbed. She had no time to cry out before she was roughly yanked closer to the other Enterprise. "Warships were never born to fail. They were born to succeed. The successful sail. The failures... sink~ So you tried to protect useless failures, hardly worth any self-respecting Navy's time?" A finger brushed a tear away from Enterprise's eyes. "Ah-ah. Mistake. Warships are not born to be so weak. And if you were born to fight, and sink - you very well shouldn't have had the urge to protect." A disgusted scoff. "But then, you never could be rational. Look at you cry because you can't accept the truth." Enterprise struggled, but another harsh pull on the tie kept her close. "No, we're not done. Not now. Let's see... your 'sisters.' You feel so close to them, don't you~?" Enterprise felt herself be shaken roughly. "You idiot child. Stop your crying!" This time, the other Enterprise slaps her hard actoss the face, but Enterprise's defensive shield of emotionlessness only crumbles further. "Crying will not get you out of here. Immaturity will not finish this chat faster, so listen to me. You were built to the same design as them - or, in Wasp's vase, a similar design. And that was all it took? Really... such a weak girl, for one who claims to be so strong. You wanted to die when they died. You were a failure~ Again, broken warship ought to sink. It ought to be scuttled. And that's exactly what happened. Yet you cannot accept that, hm~?" "N... no... St-stop..." "Silence!" The other Enterprise tapped her nose - before flicking her finger into Enterprise's lip at just the right angle to cause her teeth to wound her own lip as Enterprise struggled desperately to hold onto any control. "Now. Your tears. You call yourself a warship, yet... you feel. And you regret your duty? You shake in fear at something you should have forgotten long ago? Weak~ They may scream, but they simply have human bodies. They were not people. None of those you tried so hard to protect were people. They were all shios. Tools. A broken tool, a dysfunctional tool - those are to be thrown out. Wouldn't you agree~? After all... you aren't a person, either - just a tool for actual people~" Enterprise was shaking and sobbing by now. She wanted to get out - she couldn't - couldn't couldn't couldn't - away away away out of this place -- trapped -- The shadow looked faintly disgusted. "Since you can't be rational... how about a little analogy~? Imagine Subject A is a ship who's part of a two-ship class. Now, Subject A is moderately successful, as she should be. She doesn't have nightmares about girls she's sank - as this is her job. Her purpose. She does not scream for her sister. Her sister failed~ Her sister wasn't worth the equipment to drag back to port. Not worth repair efforts." Shadow Enterprise's eyes flashed. "Don't you remember? A broken bow should be scrapped~ The only things left of value are its components. But people nurtured your silly little notions~ And you were a fool to listen. You are not a person. So stop - crying. You are a decorated warship. Grow up. Let go of these... emotions and dreams." There was bile in the last words. Enterprise was sobbing uncontrollably now. "No... no... let me - me ... leave me..." she whined in a soft, broken tone. The hand holding her tie dropped her, and she landed in a heap. The atmosphere changed. And for one moment, Enterprise was left to sob. ... Until she heard a shout. She felt someone loom over her. "Are you a baby?!" Through the tears in her eyes and her own fractured sobs, Enterprise could make out that the yellow-eyed doppelgänger grew in size. Her rigging appeared - no -- it wasn't right. Her ship body -- but it pushed itself through her flesh, turning her into a grotesque mix of steel and woman. Tentacles, black with yellow eyes markings where suckers should have been, oozed out of the monstrosity's hull. And a tentacle grabbed Enterprise. She struggled and sobbed as it swiftly lifted her off the ground, taking her face-to-face with the monstrosity. The tentacle squeezed tighter and tighter as the monster observed her, becoming so tight she could barely gasp for breath. Her ribs seared with pain, and she could barely see anything through the haze of tears. The tip of the tentacle forcibly pulled her head upright. "Such a useless little girl~" the monster that had formerly taken her shape sneered.
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