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  1. I'm a bit iffy on setting their breeding cooldown to their BSA cooldown because if you corporealize a dragon and then don't breed right away, they'll still be on breeding cooldown even after their corporealize comes off cooldown. Since breeding cooldowns are supposed to be 7 days and corporealize is 30 days, wouldn't it be possible to just make their breeding cooldown the exact time of their corporealize cooldown once bred? It won't give them any shorter a cooldown than original, but it'll make sure that their breeding cooldown isn't actually affected in any way. The other issue is that if you use corporealize but don't breed them, then they'd still show up in the breeding list even if you can't corporealize them. So maybe just automatically put them in breeding cooldown once they go back into Ethereal form?
  2. I've added it to the list, thank you! I need to get back to work on my job, so work for this will currently be put on hold. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
  3. The lineage builder is live on the website! You can access it at http://heart-of.blue/dragcave/lineage Please note that there are some known bugs! I've gone ahead and put it up on the website regardless, though, because the core functionality is available and working. While you guys go ahead and fiddle around with that, I'll be working on ironing out all of the kinks and all that. Thank you for your patience as I work on this.
  4. Thank you for the support! Unfortunately I've been a bit sick lately, so I haven't been able to get as much work done as I had hoped, but I feel that it's ready enough for a preview reveal now; You will start with your final offspring slot, and then you'll be able to expand your lineage from there via the available "Expand" button- These "Expand" buttons will appear for any CB dragons in the lineage and can be hidden using the blue "Hide Buttons" option in the main menu, or shown again by clicking "Show Buttons". Clicking on any of the dragon slots will turn it green and provide you with the dragon manage menu as seen below. Dragons with parents will be provided with the "Remove Parents" button, as well. This button will completely erase all of the selected dragon's progenitors (parents, grandparents, so on and so forth), so please be careful how you use this button! There is also a "Shrink Icons" (or "Enlarge Icons" in the below screenshot) which will adjust all images in the lineage to look more like the images you would actually find in lineages on DC. Otherwise, full-scale images will be used, which are mainly focused on the dragon's face(s). Both of the potentially large-scale irreversible edit buttons ("Restart" and "Remove Parents") will cause an alert box to pop up to make sure that you actually would like to follow through with the action, so accidental lineage-wipes or of the likes should be harder to do. There are a handful of bugs I still need to squash, as well as finishing going through all of the dragons and setting up image positions/sizes to look nice, but I'm excited to say that this might be ready very soon!
  5. I am currently working on a fansite to hopefully bring you all useful tools such as a lineage preview builder and more! Unfortunately I don't have much to show for it yet as I am hoping to get opinions and feedback as I build the site, so please bear with me and let me know what you think. Anything that is marked as tentative is marked as such because I am looking for opinions (support or no support) for it as well as I may not be 100% sure that it is doable with DC's or Discord's API, as well as the fact that certain things may potentially be seen as giving an advantage and therefore would not be allowed to be done. Current Plans: Lineage preview builder - (preview) - Access it here! Fix up some bugs Save & Share built lineages Add "search" function to the dragon breed dropdown Copy/Move a dragon & its ancestry Swap parent genders Tutorial (preview) Mark something for death/zombification Lineage templates Naming Dragon checklist Generation counter Spriter's alts Import a pre-existing lineage from DC (very slim chance unless TJ adds breeds to the API) Hatchery - WIP (preview) Fogged eggs/hatchlings will automatically be removed by default Log in via DC or sign up for a HoB account + link your DC account to decide to keep something in the hatchery when fogged or not Things that have transferred ownership will be removed automatically Wishlists Simple wishlist builder Search others' wishlists General User Tools Offspring lists CB list (allow for specifications: Bred/Unbred/Unnamed/Named/Ungendered/Male/Female/???) Scroll stats (please suggest some stat ideas! Breed count is currently unlikely but other suggestions are welcome) Signature icons Trading & Gifting/Raffles Log in via DC or sign up for a HoB account + link your DC account to post trades Initiate multiple trade listings at a time Automatically remove trades broken by hatched/grown up dragons (will have to see if we can make this work based on the API) Search posted trades "Bump" your trade once a day Discord chat bot Quicklink to your wishlist from chat Reminder for upcoming holiday events (2 weeks and 1 week before and day of breeding window opening, and day of new release) Manage your eggs & hatchlings in the hatchery from chat Set up trades from chat Commands to get fire gem/lunar herald color Get alerts in chat if someone posts a trade with something on your wishlist If you have any suggestions or questions, please don't hesitate to share them! Jan 17th, 2018 Update: Since the project list for the site is starting to fill out quite well, I've decided to make a general poll, including a section for you to tell me how important you feel it is for a certain feature to get implemented over another. Hopefully responses to it will give me some idea for what the community would like to see first, rather than working on what I personally think would be important. Since it's been a while now, I've gone ahead and closed the poll.
  6. I'm going to be breeding these in a spiral with blue fire gems, I already have a mate picked out for my girl and everything! <3
  7. I have a zoo going on, but since you can't custom-sort groups yet, they're a little out of whack with the two dragons that are supposed to be first and last in the zoo.
  8. We6cm At first I thought it said "Webcam" lol
  9. yDuCK I was actually just collecting all of my animal codes together and putting up a "zoo" at the front of my scroll so seeing this is just great
  10. I've been looking around and not found anything, but does DC not have a rule against using languages other than English on the forums? I thought it did?
  11. I can't breathe this is kind of really funny to me because I had picked up a new valentine with the code OLD8U and apparently it was predicting that people would be angry and wanting the old sprites back. What have I done??? And then I realize that these guys are females, and my avatar of creation is male... I'm going to do it guys I'm going to breed OLD8U and tUNDO together. The ultimate prophecy pair.
  12. I'm crying I just bred my first avatar, an avatar of creation, and the code... tUNDO I find it even more ironic and hilarious that it's on an avatar of creation because it's like OH MY GOD this creation is so bad, UNDO, UNDO, UNDO rofl I also got a cute owl and bat for halloween <3 I'm hoping they might be a pair ;w;
  13. StarSea

    Pokemon Go

    I see pokemon go chat here *jumps in* I just got to level 6 and it is so hard to level up or anything because I'm not allowed out by myself but my brother won't come with me. Not to mention the nearest pokestops are 20+ minutes away, all three in opposite directions, and then there's a single gym 20 minutes away opposite of the stops too. I'm literally right in the middle of nothing.
  14. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    Haaaa someone send help I'm in 2 mill of debt right now After the color wheel expansion I had 0 room from buying and hatching eggs, but I had a bunch of nests waiting so I asked a friend to borrow 2 mill so I expanded twice and am out of room again But at least it shouldn't take me years. It's planned to take 5 months but hopefully if I get some extra t here and there it'll take only 4 or even 3.
  15. StarSea

    Lanterns

    Ahh hello! I haven't been posting any updates because another site I'm working on (ArtFight) is getting super close to the deadline so I've been working over on that thing! Thank you for your interest, serce2! Player interaction is a major part that I'm still trying to think about and ways that I can add in opportunities for that, and I actually had not even thought about that in the first place! The original idea was simply just NPCs that would have specific tribes and if you were from their tribe, you'd get discounts or a special gift or of the such, but now that you mention the interaction between others from your same tribe, that is a brilliant idea and I'll have to see how that can be put to use! <3 As for the second part of your question, about tribes becoming too large, I will surely have to think about that. The Ll was just a quick example I threw out there since I don't exactly have genetics completely worked out yet. But yes, there are definitely plans to have dominant, recessive, and non-existent traits! And the dominance also depends on what genetic aspect you're looking at. For example, the agouti and white patterns in dogs and horses are based on a dominance "stair" (I'm not actually sure what it's called as I haven't had the chance to look into that part just yet!) where, using random letters for example, the succession could be any A causes there to be no white, then any B but no A causes there to be white on the chest, then any C but no B or A causes there to be white patches (piebald), and any D but no C, B, or A causes them to be pure white. So someone that is AC would not have any white, but someone with CC or CD would have piebald white, but then if they're BC they would have white chest. And then you would have to have homozygous DD to get pure white as it's the most recessive. For the "mutation" aspect, I was thinking more along the lines of simply how creatures would represent the genetics that they have. Perhaps a rat that has spikes along the spine, or elephants that grow moss on their backs. And some little secrets I shall't share Whooo boy release date is wayyy off lol I've still got a lot to learn about programming and while I can indeed make the game itself with what I know right now, I want to be able to make sure that the game doesn't bog down a lot with just a few players. So far the horselion is also the only pet that has any work put into it, as well. The site itself will have loads of art to go with it for NPCs and introductions and tribes and elements and exploration, even the map itself has a few different pieces! I hope to make exploration pretty fun and interesting, but to do that it'll take lots of artwork. Along with all of the work that the game itself will take, I'm also currently looking into colleges and jobs and of the such, so that stuff is taking up a decent amount of my time. If I were to give an estimate, I'd have to be extremely modest and tell you probably a few years or more before it's anywhere close. If instead, I am to be myself and excited as I am about this, I would tell you a year. But honestly with all the stuff I hope to do for it, I'd have to say probably a year to finish working out how and what I want to do, then another year programming up the site and completing artwork!
  16. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    I completely disagree that the spare box is going to ruin the appreciation of items. There are currently 251,676 player accounts on FR. For the sake of whatever, we can assume that 1/3rd of them are inactive players, so just under 168,000 active players onsite. Let's say that only one third of those people actually grab a chest each month. That's 55,928(fraction) people grabbing a chest. That would be 5,033,520,000 (5 billion) treasure sunk into the chests in just one month. 55 billion for all 11 festivals. If each active person makes 180k a month, that is 30,240,000,000 (30 billion) made. Essentially only 16% of the month's income is going down the sink, which leaves 25,206,480,000 (25 billion) for people to use on anything else they want to. With 55,928 people buying the chest on the first month that it is available, that's 55,928 potential items added in. With 202-209 items in it, the chance that you are going to get what you want is very small, not to mention with the rarities of the item types themselves. You have a 35% chance to get one of the recolors, and at 11 items that's a 9% chance that you'll get a specific one if it was just that pool, making it a 3.15% chance that you'll even get it in the first place. And that's for the highest chance of items. With the lowest chance, it's a 20% chance to get a holiday skin with a pool of 154, making it a 0.65% chance that you'll get a specific one from the pool, meaning that you have a 0.13% chance of getting a specific skin. If every single person that grabbed one was looking for a specific skin, there would only be about 73 people that would actually get it. If they were all looking for a specific item recolor, about 1761 people would actually get that exact same one. After that one month, your chances of getting any of those gets even rarer. This is not going to ruin the chances of your items appreciating, if any at all. While it does make the chance of getting older items possible, you would have to buy hundreds and hundreds of chests to ever get the specific item you're looking for, which by that time, thousands of more items would have been added, making your chances ever more rarer. You would be beyond better off just buying it from someone else for that 3 mill they're asking for. On another note, the vistas are not by any means replacing apparel or dragons or anything. That is 11 vistas, which I might add, vistas have been being drawn by the artist Osiem, along with familiars, items, and even genes as well. While they have done two sets of apparel, the fact that they are the one doing vistas and not Undel or Xhaztol means that it frees up time for them to do new breeds and apparel themselves. The staff already have a legitimate reason for not adding the already retired items into the chest, as well. They said that they were going to be retired, so that's what they are. If they bring back the retired familiars and skins and apparel and all of that, then why not bring back imperial scrolls and skycats and booleans? They are keeping to their word that they would be retired. The bears specifically came back because the community itself had voted for it before the festivals with them even started. We didn't know how they would be coming back, but we voted for them to come back, so that's what they did. Leaving the retired items retired is not a marketing ploy, it's adhering to what they had said. It's either they stick to having them retired as they had promised and have people upset at them for being honest, or they bring them back and have even more people mad that they had done so against their word, making them untrustworthy about anything being retired, and then if we get them back what would be to stop us from demanding more imperial scrolls or more skycats or more akiribirds or golden fangars or speedies or anything that is retired. Where do they draw the line after they've already broken it? As for the "marketing ploy" of having registration down, I completely disagree. Just simply running a server with users and images takes a big toll on it. FR has millions and billions of images between dragons and apparel and items and backgrounds and events and places and user posted images and the forums and user profiles and dragon profiles and dragon stats and familiars and coliseum animations and nests and eggs and skins and accents and the bestiary and the trading post and just everything, then not to mention everyone's lairs and dragons and then the data for the lineages and the kids and there is really so many things going on on FR that sink and drain the data. Adding a user doesn't just add a row of data about their registration info. It adds info about their lair size and any dragons they have and their dragon's images and their profile and the forum posts and their profile posts and their friends and notifications and their user settings and their dragon's infos and their currencies and who they've referred and who referred them and what they have in their inventory and how many they have and what they have in their vault and what they have brewing at baldwin and what level they are at baldwin and what level and stats and stones their dragons have for the coliseum and how old their dragons are and the sizes of their dragons and the genes of their dragons and if their dragons are on cooldown or not and what nest they're on and who they're nested with and how long their nests have to be incubated and how much space they have left in their lair and how many nests they have and what flight they're in and what boards they can see and a record of all of their activity and I can just keep on going! My point is that by controlling how often people can join, they can steadily upgrade their server and optimize their programs to make things work faster and make maintenance mode run smoother between checking and updating all of this data and everything. If you let people constantly join, even if the amount joining at a time is small because they're joining whenever, then you're constantly piling more and more work on and not getting the chance to have a break and make sure that the people currently playing can actually play. They wouldn't have the time to rewrite the site to run faster because instead they'd be constantly making tiny adjustments to get an extra bit of speed here and there. With the site registration closed, you have the chance to watch exactly what needs optimized and who it needs optimized for and think about how to properly optimize it instead of just throwing the first thing that comes to your head at the slugging site and hope that it works.
  17. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    @Wookieinmashoo If you're using google chrome, you can go download the extension called "Styler" and go to FR's forums page and open the extension and insert this in to get rid of both the vistas and return the names to normal; .outer-vista-container { background-image:none !important; } .vista-username { text-shadow: none; color:#b0734f; } I hope that this'll help you out! [Edit:] So apparently Undel has explicitly stated that an extension called Stylish is not allowed to be used because "it might be malicious". Styler is not Stylish, and it looks completely different, but I will be sending in a contact us request asking about it anyways...
  18. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    It is most likely general server issues. My bet is everyone was sleeping when it started, one of them might've perchance spotted the problems if they're like me; brain decides 5am is a good time to wake up, and then head straight for FR. More likely however is that it's still not noticed yet but at the same time, unless you're hosting with your own at home/office server, you can't really even do anything to fix it except to wait it out with the rest of us for the server hosts to fix it. I'm sure they'll let us know on tumblr and twitter and all that once they spot it and figure out the main issue. I have much faith in them, no matter what it is. They've handled attacks well and general site downtimes too, and they've got this.
  19. StarSea

    Lanterns

    Huzza!!! My tablet works again <3 A wonderful amazing friend sold me her spare from an older tablet model and it works!!! <3 I've still got loads of other things to catch up on but once I do we'll be getting some more pets in order!
  20. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    AHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAH so I'm with relatives for the weekend and the whole family came down and today one of my cousins asks me if I still like dragons, I go "yeah!" and then she TELLS ME ABOUT FR I'm like Aahhhhh I've been playing it for three years heck yeah I know about FR!!!!! She had apparently joined last reg window, on my birthday at that and how cool is that?! What's even cooler is I went to check out her dragons and she has a male coatl named Aoulie, just like I do!!! This is literally the best thing ever I'm crying inside <3 Now I just have to wait for her to get home on the comp to accept my friend request, then I go home in two days and then I can throw all kinds of things at her like a water sprite and ahhhh <3
  21. StarSea

    Lanterns

    @Lindy's post; Ahh thank you! <3 I had been struggling for a long time deciding between having the artwork be pixelart or simple drawings and I had finally made a decision I wanted to do pixelart. To help make up for that, plus the fact that I always love when you've got a size scale, I've decided that pets can be a wide range of sizes. Anywhere from a min of 25x25px and a max of 350x350px. And yes, genes! So for genes, I haven't made a set in stone decision on this yet, but I was thinking I would look into the genetics of other animals such as horses, dogs, cats, mice, etc. and come up with some genetics through that, as well as some made up ones to help give the wider range of possibilities that I want, such as unnatural colors and mutations. If I am understanding your question correctly, it is planned to have specific genetics, like LL for lightened pelt color, Ll for basic pelt color, and ll for darkened pelt color! When you obtain a pet from something like a found or bought egg, the genes will be random, but within the restrictions for that species. So some pets may only be allowed to have LL, some only allowed to have ll, but some will be allowed to have all three depending on the species itself. As for buying genes, that is an interesting concept... I'll have to think about it! Hybrids is another interesting idea! A friend helped me better define what exactly I was wanting. There would be species, like the horse/lion, and then there would be different breeds of the species, like a horse/lion, zebra/lion, horse/tiger, and zebra/tiger. Everything of the same species will be able to breed together, so for example, you could breed a horse/lion with a zebra/tiger and possibly get a horse/tiger, zebra/lion, or one of the parents' breed too. Perhaps you'd be able to breed a horse or zebra with a big cat to get one of the horse/lion thingmabobs? (I should really think up a name for them lol) Hmmm An "expand lineage" button is also interesting. I'm not quite sure how I would go about making that work without calling for a refresh, unless I had the lineage page pre-load older generations and just hid them until you hit the button. On the other hand, I am not sure what the benefits would be of hiding the older generations if they're already loaded anyways. Hmm And thank you for your input about inbreeding! <3 @Water_angel's post; The tribe restriction is a very interesting idea! Wow! I'll have to give that a lot of thought Thank you for your input about the lineages! That helps a lot
  22. StarSea

    Flight Rising

    Guh it was around midnight my time after a long day of graduation ceremony practice and then the real deal all on the 26th, I didn't have any eggs prepared to be hatched for the date so I kind of reflex-bought the first genone I came across with pretty colors, and for gems at that when I'm trying to save up for butterfly! #23933584 is his ID and I know I want to make him petals/butterfly/spines, but now I can't decide if I want to have him be a skydancer or fae. Or maybe even a spiral with glimmer... Help! lol
  23. I completely agree with a lot of the points said already; Keep the original as is <3 Let any pinks in! Maybe start a list of pinks that are allowed? And how much of the dragon has to be pink to be considered to be added to the list? Some dragons, like the Black Tea, have a pink body but then they have black wing membrane. Would they be allowed? (I'm thinking probably just the majority of the body being pink is fine as that's what the new pinks are but I think clarification is always good!) On that note of the Black Tea dragons, I like Zheyrryhn's idea a lot; to be allowed to start our own remembrance line. Perhaps Black Teas would be a good place to start for that, but of course whatever else is awesome! Another thought would be for drakes, pygmies, and two-headed. We have the Hooktalon, which is red and pink, for the two-headed. Would we start another lineage for the other types?
  24. StarSea

    Lanterns

    Sadly my tablet has died (I lost the pen and it's too old for replacements to be for sale) so I can't work on the adopts much at all anymore until I get a new one in. I've got my eye on one so now I'm just waiting to make the final decision on buying it. In the mean time I'll be starting programming up some stuff for the game itself.