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 Frequently Asked Questions, Please Read; Very Helpful
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Posted: Sep 17 2010, 11:48 PM


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Frequently Asked Questions: Forum Questions

Q: Is there a way to change my username (forum or scroll)?
A:
Not at this time. If you have an important reason for needing to change your forum username, you can contact a forum mod (global or site discussion) and explain your situation. Please note that it is against both cave and forum rules to create duplicate accounts.

Q: I have a warning, when will it go away/what was I warned for?
A:
Warnings go away after four weeks if you don't get another warning in that period of time. You can find out what you were warned for by clicking the warn percentage, a window will pop up with notes that the moderator left as to the reason you were warned. You always have a warning bar, but you only have a warning if the percentage is other than "0" and some of the light bars turn darker. Your warning level is only visible to moderators, so other users can't see it.

Q: I was notified that I received a new message, but when I checked, there wasn't one. What happened?
A:
If a user selects the option to track the message, they can delete the message in their tracker. If you have not read the message yet, this also deletes the message from your inbox. However, the notification has already been sent to you, so you receive the notification but no message.

This post has been edited by SockPuppet Strangler on Oct 30 2016, 04:26 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions: Cave Questions

Q: Can two different people have scrolls on the same computer/IP?
A:
Yes, as long as they are different people. There are many cases of siblings, parents and children, etc, having scrolls on the same IP. The same person having multiple scrolls is not allowed. As long as each person sticks to their own scroll, everyone should be fine. You do not need to PM TJ or a mod to let them know.

Q: An image is showing up wrong. Is this a glitch?
A:
This is most likely a cache issue. Try clearing your DC's or your browser's cache either manually or by keyboard shortcut, which varies by OS.

Q: How do I report an inappropriate dragon name?
A:
You can email TJ09 or PM any forum mod or admin with the name/dragon link.

Q: What font does DC use for the headers and such?
A:
It's called A Charming Font.

Q: When are new dragons added to the cave?
A:
There is no set timetable for when new dragons are added to the cave. Releases often slow around holiday times (as we go from Halloween to Christmas to Valentines releases) and then are released whenever TJ has time and feels we've had enough time between releases to deal with another release.

This post has been edited by SockPuppet Strangler on Oct 30 2016, 04:29 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions: Breeding & Egg Obtaining Questions

Q: How do I get returned an egg that auto-abandoned?
A:
Since a dragon is no longer yours once it leaves your scroll, you are not allowed to offer a trade in the trade section or create a new topic asking for help in getting an auto'd egg back. You may put a note in your signature if you do not link directly to the egg or list its exact code (for the protection of whomever grabs it). You may link to the parents progeny. You may also politely rename the parents and ask for it to be returned to your forum username. However, nothing is guaranteed to be returned to you.

Q: Can a bred egg be the breed of a grandparent rather than the parents?
A:
No. It doesn't matter what the parents' parents or grandparents are, the bred egg can only be the breed of one of the parents. However, hybrids are an exception to this rule, in which a completely new dragon is created. Breeding an ultraviolet with any dragon may result in a spitfire, since they are closely related to their spitfire parent.

Q: Why can't I breed?
A:
You cannot breed more than once every week per dragon (both males and females). You also cannot breed if you don't have any eligible dragons of the opposite gender. Some dragons can only breed with certain kinds. Pygmies can only breed with pygmies (pumpkins count as a pygmy). Drakes can only breed with other drakes. Splits or 2-heads can only breed with other two-heads. Other dragons can all breed with each other, but not pygmies, drakes, or splits. Remember that a failed breeding still counts as a breeding and you have to wait a week to try again.

Q: Why do my dragons never produce more than one egg at a time?
A:
Multiclutches were disabled years ago except for holiday dragons during their holiday (which will only produce multiple holiday dragons) and celestial dragons (which can have mixed clutches).

Q: When do the seasonal eggs switch to the next season?
A:
The seasonal dragon eggs always switch on the solstices and equinoxes of a given season. Since this varies from year to year, it is recommended that you look up a calendar such as this one to figure out when a specific season begins in the northern hemisphere.

Q: How do you trade dragons?
A:
You need a magi dragon in order to teleport dragons with another user or you need to trade with a user who has a magi dragon.

Q: How do other actions react with teleport?
A:
Teleported dragons do not gain a day, unlike abandoned dragons. Both influence and incubate are removed through teleport, as they are with abandoned dragons. Hatchlings that have been influenced will not have the influence removed by teleport, as gender is locked in as a hatchling. Stun does not wear off via teleportation.

Q: Does fertility guarantee an egg?
A:
No, it only increases your chances a bit (by about 50%). As specifically said by TJ in a help thread: "It's a 1.5x multiplier."

Q: Why can't I influence my egg? Why can't I inclubate my egg?
A:
Eggs in a teleport cannot be influenced or incubated.

Q: I found an odd/differently colored holiday/prize dragon. What's up?
A:
Artists (and serious conceptors) for limited time dragons get an option to have a specially colored dragon, a "spriters alt". The spriters for the tinsel and shimmer dragons, as prizes for the old Christmas tree contest/raffle that used to occur, also have spriter alts.

Q: What are the mechanics of copper breeding?
A:
A pair with a copper father can breed: an egg of a non-copper mom, a copper egg color based upon the biome of the mother (ie a volcanic mother can produce a liver of sulfur/brown copper), a copper of the father's color if the mother has her biome listed as cave. A pair with a copper mother can breed: an egg of the non-copper dad or a copper based upon the color of the mother.

Q: What are the mechanics of xenowyrm breeding?
A:
A pair with a xeno parent can breed: an egg of a non-xeno parent, a xeno like one of the xeno parent/s, a xeno based off the biome of a non-xeno parent (ie a volcanic parent can produce a pyro xenowyrm), or a random xenowyrm (when purebreeding or breeding to a dragon without a specific biome location, ie its biome is listed as "cave").

This post has been edited by SockPuppet Strangler on Oct 30 2016, 04:33 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions: Egg & Hatchling Growing Questions

Q: How many clicks and views do my dragons need to grow?
A:
There is no set amount. Hatching is based on a ratio of clicks, views, unique views, time left and time it has been alive, and type of dragon, so there is no magic number that you must reach. The higher the amount of views a dragon has, the less unique views and clicks it will need to hatch. The more unique views and clicks it has, the less views it will require. Clicks are like an extra little boost in growing up faster.

Q: How long will it take for my dragons to hatch/mature? Why aren't my eggs/hatchlings growing up?
A: Just as there is no definite amount of clicks/views/unique views needed, there is no definite time frame for hatching. Just try and get a good amount of views and unique views as you can. Every one counts. Time is a factor in the hatching process too; eggs and hatchlings cannot hatch/mature before 4 days 0 hours are left. Once they run out of time, if they do not have enough views/unique views/clicks, they will die.

Q: How do I make sure my glory drake is either day or night?
A:
The type of glory depends on when it is bred/caught. Dayglories are made from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Nightglories are made from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. EST. They both have the same egg.

Q: How do I make sure my sunrise/sunset dragon is either a sunrise or sunset?
A:
The type of sun dragon depends on when it is hatched. Sunrise dragons must hatch between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST. Sunset dragons must hatch between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST. In the hours between, sun dragons can't hatch at all and even if they are low enough on time, they will not hatch until they are able. Sunsets and sunrises come from the same egg.

Q: My egg has a hole in it but is sick and won't hatch. What's wrong?
A:
Your egg may be a "stubborn" breed (prize dragons, avatars, GoNs) which simply needs more views to hatch or it may be a sunrise/sunset which can only hatch during the hours of 0600 - 1200 and 1800 - 2400 ET (see the above question).

This post has been edited by SockPuppet Strangler on Oct 30 2016, 04:34 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions: Sickness & Death Questions

Q: How do I get rid of a dead egg or gravestone?
A: Two weeks after death, dead eggs and tombstones will be automatically removed from your scroll. There is no way to speed this process up.

Q: How do I revive my dead egg?
A: You can't. You can only revive hatchlings and adults. Reviving is done by clicking “actions” next to the dead dragon and clicking “revive”. Reviving is unlikely to work.

I have a low time egg/hatchling that's sick. Is it a glitch?
A:
Nope, some breeds are stubborn and notorious for getting sick after they get stuck into ERs and gather lots of views. Incubating it beforehand is also often a cause of it getting sick. In many cases the egg will be fine and then it will hatch sick. Sock's personal suggestion is to stick the tinsel in a couple of fansites at 5d left, then ER it when it gets below 4d left, rather than just fogging it until it's an ER. If it is sick as a hatchling or egg, it's best to hide it until it either has low enough time to hatch or grow up or until it has low enough time to hatch or grow up and is no longer sick.

Q: Why did my dragon avoid my attack?
A:
Adults are particularly hard and may often avoid your knife. If it avoids your attack, you must wait another day to try to kill it: until then, the dragon will only continue to dodge your blade.

Q: Does fogging an egg protect it from earthquake?
A:
No, all eggs are vulnerable to earthquake, whether hidden or not.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Adult and Frozen Hatchling Questions

Q: I'm getting a lot of males; how can I get more females? I'm getting a lot of females; how can I get more males?
A:
Gendering is random. Many scrolls end up one-gender-heavy when they first start, but as you keep raising dragons, it should even out. You can also try to get some male and female pinks so you can influence eggs to be the gender you need. You can trade hatchies in the Hatchie Didn't Gender Right? thread or you can keep an eye on the depature and trading threads for pink hatchies the gender you need. You could also try The Giving Tree or The BSA Gifters to see about getting more pinks for influence

Q: My zombie disappeared! Where did it go?
A:
During the first two weeks after you've killed the dragon, it appears as a tombstone. Once you create your zombie, the tombstone will stay during hours the zombie isn't visible until two weeks from its death. Two weeks after you kill your dragon to make your zombie, the tombstone disappears from your scroll and is only visible when you view the zombie's view page any time other than 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 6:00 a.m. EST. The zombies themselves also disappear during the day, and are only visible from 12:00 a.m. (midnight) until 6:00 a.m. EST, and their tombstones are visible all day on the 31st of any month with 31 days in it. Zombies are always visible in sort but are only visible on the scroll during the times describe above. You can also find your zombie if you know its name by going to http://dragcave.net/view/n/NAME_HERE

Can I summon more if I have more than one set of trio dragons?
A:
Summon can only be attempted every two weeks, regardless of how many trios you have. Having more trios doesn't give you more summons. The more trios you have, the greater your chances of a successful summon are. We do not know the exact number, but the increase is likely small.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Holiday Questions

Q: Can I get CB dragons of past holidays?
A:
No, past holiday dragons do not re-drop, but you can pick up bred holiday dragons from any year.

Q: If my dragon grows up before the holiday breeding week is over, can I breed it for more holiday eggs?
A:
No, holiday dragons created that year cannot breed more holidays until the next year's breeding time.

Q: Why is there a last bred date listed on my new dragon, which I have not bred?
A:
This is automatically added to all new holiday dragons so that they cannot breed during the holiday season they grew up in. It does not mean your dragon has bred; it is just to serve a functional purpose of not letting holiday dragons breed more holiday dragons in the same year they were caught.

Q: Do I need to test my holiday dragon and its mate out before season to know if they are compatible?
A:
Nope. Rejections are turned off for holidays during their holiday. Even if they reject out of season, they should still be able to breed in season. Note that just because you wait until the holiday to breed a holiday dragon to its mate, this doesn't mean they will be automatically compatible out of season.

Q: How do you get a zombie?
A:
In order to get a zombie, you need to kill an adult dragon or a hatchling or let a hatchling die of natural causes within two weeks of Halloween. Once Halloween is around (in cave time, EDT/EST), you try the action "revive" on your dead dragon. There are three possible outcomes: the dragon revives normally and you get the dragon you killed back, the dragon turns to dust and is gone (tombstone stays for the normal two weeks but you cannot try to revive it again), or the dragon revives as a zombie. Hatchlings successfully revived as zombies are automatically frozen. You may be interested in the Zombie Advice thread. Zombie success chances scale with zombie visibility (day, night, 31st of any month, Halloween).

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A How-To-Code Guide: Forum Signatures

This guide was originally written by duskspoken.

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This is a guide on how to add your scroll link and images into your sig. There will be images and many of them are going to be large so give the page time for all of the images to load.

First we start off on the front page. From there over on the right hand side you go to my controls.

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Next over on the left we're going to go to Edit Signature.

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Click on that and you'll see the following.

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Here you can do several things. First we'll add a simple link to your scroll. Click on the http:// button.

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Here you'll get a pop up. You'll want to enter your scroll link here. [You can find this at http://dragcave.net/user/SCROLLNAME].

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Click okay and you're going to get another pop up. This one is going to ask you to enter the title of the webpage. Generally people simply put 'My Scroll'. What you put here is up to you, as long as it is appropriate for the forum.

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Click ok and you're going to get code that looks like this ...

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[URL=http://dragcave.net/user/SCROLLNAME]My Scroll[/URL]


Which will look like this ... My Scroll.


Next I'll show you how to add an image. You're going to need to have your image uploaded on another server. Photobucket and tinypic are too good free ones. [You do not need an account to use Tiny Pic.]

Next to the http:// button you're going to see an IMG button.

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Click on the IMG button and you're going to get a pop up. In that pop up you need to put the direct image link to the image you want to use.

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Click okay and you'll see code that looks like this:

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[IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/11kkwgo.png[/IMG]


When you're done simply press update my signature and what your sig looks like will appear over the edit box.

Also keep in mind that you *do* have a character limit of 1024 characters in your sig. I highly suggest using Tinypic and Tinyurl if you plan to have a lot of things in your sig.

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If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will answer them as best as I can. Also feel free to pm with questions, I answer pm's soon after receiving them if I am around the computer.

Also if anyone has anything they think should be added to this post, leave a comment and I will add it. :)

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Also if you want to add a link to an image you'll need to create your link code first. so you'll have this

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[URL=http://dragcave.net/user/SCROLLNAME]My Scroll[/URL]


But where it says 'My Scroll' you'll replace that the code with your image code.

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[IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/2r2m8ti.png[/IMG]


And that will give you this:

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[URL=http://dragcave.net/user/SCROLLNAME][IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/2r2m8ti.png[/IMG][/URL]


Which will give you this:

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