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  1. I would like my art added to the database! Forum name: schenanigans Image of event token you created: Event your art was included in: ToT 2021 Brief description of treat: Jack-o-lantern mushroom and a firefly Forum name: schenanigans Image of event token you created: Event your art was included in: ToT 2021 Brief description of treat: Shai-Hulud/sandworm from Dune Forum name: schenanigans Image of event token you created: Event your art was included in: ToT 2021 Brief description of treat: A Pitfire skull. I suppose Reborn Pitfires can die....
  2. The preference to not see frozen eggs in progenies I can understand and respect that. There have been alternatives to this discussed as well for people with this preference. No one is saying you aren't allowed an opinion - we are having a discussion. The difference is that your preferences are for the way someone else plays the game, what they do on their scroll. Saying this shouldn't happen at all because of those preferences - is there no willingness to find a compromise? Don't want to freeze eggs? Nobody would be forcing you to.
  3. So you get to play the game the way that you want to and inhibit others from doing the same - you get to breed and abandon them because this is what you wish but the people who pick them up have to abide by your preferences? That's not how this works lol. You don't like what people do to your offspring, then don't put them in places that other people can obtain them to do said things. Off your scroll, no longer your say. Plain and simple. This is a collection game. It's a totally fair and reasonable request to be able to freeze eggs. We can obtain every other dragon sprite in the game regardless of stage. Otherwise by your logic freezing hatchlings (or even unbreedables) wouldn't be a thing if the entire point was raising and breeding, "living" or not. I am not a fan of Easter egg basket suggestion. Just let me collect them alongside my other dragons and freezies.
  4. I don't understand the objections to view/n/name/scrollname to be honest. You can already circumnavigate whether the owner's scroll is hidden completely just by knowing the name, whether they wanted you to or not? It's even easier to access a specific dragon unwarranted right now than if there were scroll names added to the link - at that point you'd need some level of familiarity to the scroll and owner to be able to get to the dragon you are looking for. I do find it impressive that people have more than a handful of their dragon names memorized to be able to use the functionality frequently. I can't remember even half of the names of some of my special group dragon names xD I think view/n/name/scrollname is a great idea. Otherwise, I imagine the view/n/name list would be able to have sorting options (breed, age, etc)
  5. Quoting as a reminder and for relevance. Would still love to see egg freezing become a thing. And no bending over backwards with weird or unnecessary mechanics to do it, just a freeze option.
  6. Nobody is blaming TJ. Doha presented a concept with the intended mechanics to TJ and TJ accepted it. Seeing as Doha says it's working as intended currently, then TJ did not miss anything with his breed. There is no disconnect between TJ and artist in this particular instance. I was merely stating that TJ has chosen for this dragon to exist in the realm of Valkemere. Therefore "but the looorrree!" arguments become moot, as this now becomes a part of that same world - assuming everything is cannon. Doha already acknowledged that he wasn't going to go through everything and didn't know everything about every breed. He actively already addressed the exact phrasing that I bolded in your quote. Aside from only three outliers (two being nods to science and one being a reference), the mechanic is relatively straightforward. I'm honestly struggling to understand why there's such an issue with it, and I'm not trying to be rude when I say that. I am a visual person, so this makes a lot of sense to me. Maybe a Pyropellis and a Spitfire only had a brief fling and thus no fires were spat by said Spitfire; maybe they did use their flames on the Pyropellis and maybe they are blue. But we can't see the spitfire flames and that's totally okay. But suddenly people are affording description and imagination luxury to other dragons, while simultaneously not affording that luxury to the Pyropellis. Again, this was just Doha's way to make the lore represented in the sprite; he coulda just put that in the description and left us with one sprite. I guess we should steer away from Easter eggs in the future if it's just going to cause an uproar though? Nothing is forcing any players to go off site to figure these out either. Yeah sure, in order to understand the reference as to why magis go green, you have to go off-site. But nothing is forcing you to do that; the community just collectively threw everything at their pyros to see what stuck. People without forum, discord, etc access can just as easily do the same. Doha just tried to create something fun and unique. And I do understand the merits of criticism and feedback, I just don't feel like this turned out to be conducive or constructive.
  7. It's only inconsistent with the mechanics that we have currently because of the fact that it is a new mechanic. Sprite affects sprite. That is what the spriter himself says is intended, and everything is working as he wished. Sure, personal preferences definitely have room for discussion, and should players feel the need to request more, then that is an opportunity available. However, that doesn't make this mechanic "incorrect". Just as we can argue that written lore represents a dragon whether it has flames in its sprite or not, we can also argue that written lore would work to the benefit of the Pyropellis as well, whether it's represented in the sprite or not. The spriter just chose this method to be the way it shows up for this breed. I just find it a bit disingenuous to go so far as to blame the spriter for blatant disregard of lore, as if the admin doesn't have overall say on what gets released. Personally I find visual representation to be far more intuitive than combing through encyclopedia information and descriptions hoping to not miss a tidbit. This doesn't REQUIRE anyone to go offsite; players themselves chose to do so for easy compilation. This is also by far not the most difficult mechanic to have been introduced to the site.
  8. If they released as just an orange fire, single sprite dragon we wouldn't even be having this conversation; everyone would just be "ooh, pretty dragon!" The fact that there's disappointment because there isn't more for something new is... interesting. Also, I was speaking to the previous lore disparity discussion. Hence why I didn't quote you.
  9. If it didn't fit within the lore then TJ wouldn't release it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is a wholely unique mechanic. People would have been disappointed with too many pairing possibilities (difficulty to create a lineage). Can't make everyone happy.
  10. Tried to EQ 2 eggs, both were 5d 3h unincubated with s5 cracks and sickness. Both died.
  11. I much prefer the boxes on the right; especially on mobile, it would be terribly annoying to accidentally click the image link of the hatchling or egg instead of the box.
  12. I misread and I can't delete this I am so sorry for the ping lol. I am firmly against this suggestion. Some of the actions suggested are essential. I don't see this as optimization at all. This would just feel incredibly clunky and unfun.
  13. You only need 5 egg views to unlock it in the encyclopedia.... Or only own one lol. That's not enough for most people to memorize and definitely not have it burned into their brain... For almost 300 breeds. This would be really nice if you need to hunt for something specific that you haven't hunted for in a while. It would be neat if all of the dragon descriptions from egg to adult are in the encyclopedia, but then it presents an issue of the page being incredibly long if the breed also has notes.
  14. Yeah they don't sort in the scroll that way either, I was mostly referring to the hub as every time I happened to use it, they had been on top - and then I was just victim of the random flip flopping the other day, lol. So hopefully if it all gets fixed then they sort consistently everywhere.
  15. They are currently listed alphabetically, which makes sense to me. But it would be nice if it showed the type in parenthesis like Floret Wyvern (Iris), as the Xenos are listed.
  16. That particular thread had been going in circles for pages and was often just being used for players to vent in. Literally the only difference between an OP randomly asking for a thread to be closed (and thus "taking it away from other users") and an OP hiding it is the ability to re-read the posts. If it's such an important discussion, just open a new thread - all of the arguments can just be hashed out again. This obviously doesn't happen often.
  17. There are tools available for users to figure out mechanics. All TJ can do is provide them; if they don't want to seek the information elsewhere, that is on them. They also have the wiki available without having to join the forums or discord for conversation. These are not the first dragons to be introduced with mechanics lol
  18. While I agree with the sentiment of this post, I don't agree that it is an argument for changing the pink sapphires. Hub rules being a problem are the problem. THATS what's in need of an update, and this just highlights that. Why not? Do the forums and discord own the AP? Last I checked they didn't. People on both platforms coordinate massbreeds and similar events for the AP specifically all the time. You don't have to be a part of either to benefit from the AP, as it should be. Unless you're insinuating it shouldn't happen because these people aren't contributing to the pink sapphire mini flood? I certainly hope you aren't. While I agree that mechanics need to take the population that isn't in discord/on the forums into consideration, I don't agree that this mechanic inherently puts them at a disadvantage. Pink sapphires do not need either to be obtained. Other than coordinating "AP trading" on forums/discord, those players that are not in either are on the same playing field as the rest of us - hoping to catch them in the AP ourselves or get them off the hub lol.
  19. Huh, I think this could be neat actually, but definitely needs a cap. All numbers just a thought to give an example, but: Shard maximum per week increase by 100? Up to 200 from 100 You can only obtain the extra 100/whatever shards via "trading in" caveborn eggs Eggs trade in for 10-20%? Of market value, so for example 10 shards for a 100 shard common So you'd need to turn in 5-10 per week to hit the max. You'd still have to hold the egg for 5 hours though from the cave. The thing about increasing shards earned per week is it effectively makes the more sought after eggs (golds, staterae, etc) "cheaper." Just bumping shard capacity by 100 per week cuts the amount of time needed to get them by half. Not that this bothers me personally, but it is worth mentioning. I definitely don't think you should be able to get all 800 or even 400 shards for a CB Nebula turn in though, for example. Alternatively, a "Market Bounty" idea. Complete objectives (similar to raffle style), and get bonus shards.
  20. No? No it doesn't? I'm pretty iffy on this suggestion, it sounds quite complicated to balance. I'd say it would need a time limit and agree with previous statements that it probably shouldn't work on things like multiclutches or EQ'd runaways. Honestly maybe only being able to use it on an auto'd egg even. If you deliberately abandon an egg, you made that decision. I'd much rather not circumvent the sapphire's artist's wants with a BSA mechanic and would prefer a solution to those specifically than a "BSA bandaid." I also just like Arcy's simple suggestion that being able to catch your own abandoned eggs would be nice. But that also comes with pros and cons.
  21. There are a lot of people that catch and release multiple waves of new releases while they flood to spread the love. Knowing this, I have a feeling that more would have done this in the event that sapphires flooded and we had the pinks as abandon only. It's so easy to find new release CBs in the ap only a few days after their release. So yes, it would have equated to a decent number of CB pink sapphires in the ap, and it WOULD have helped the cb pink demand. Their current demand will go down. The more people panic to get them right now, the higher they will trade for. Also, people are buying a lot of market ones to abandon to the AP since it's hard to catch them in the biomes at the moment, further causing there to be less tradeable CBs on the hub.
  22. People pour hours upon hours into so many concepts, both holiday and normal alike, that will never even see the light of day. This isn't unique to drakes - it just comes with the territory. The way I interpret the requirements for any concept, as long as they meet the requirements specified, you're free to be a bit more liberal with other aspects of the concept. Be as brave or as conservative as you wish. We've seen basic and crazy concepts in cave. It's up to YOU to decide how far you want to go within the parameters. TJ can only add what's presented to him - if people flirt with concepts and never bring them to life on the "what if" that they don't get used, then that doesn't fall on TJ. I don't think we need to get more specific into the requirements again. They've already been relaxed in the past to allow for more flexibility.
  23. Drakes as it stands really don't have all that much going for them. Removing what few restrictions they have is only going to make the "but why are they a separate breeding group?" crowd worse. Their restrictions are pretty much just 4 limbs, bat like wings, and antlers. There's still quite a bit you can do with that - you just have to get creative. Follow the suit of the Pseudowyverns. You can make an eastern drake with a smaller but longer winged sail, or a primarily aquatic drake that relies on the sail for swimming. In fact, you could make quite wyrm-like drakes with little nubbins for feet - all they call for is 4 limbs. Imagine a Glystere with tideweaver limbs. I'm hesitant to agree that we should remove their restrictions. I understand it may be frustrating for some, but I don't see making them even more like regular dragons being good for their breeding group. And I also don't think tj is going to remove their breeding group altogether.
  24. I personally don't see anything wrong with using fertility vs any of the other BSAs -- it's really not like the other BSAs are deliberately done by the nilias themselves lol. The BSA choice is moot imo. The lore won't be changing. I don't see a need for the bsa use to be changed. I think it's neat and it added something new. It's just a vehicle to give us a different sprite after all.
  25. CB Sapphires have existed in the AP way prior to this. You (general you) can find all kinds of CBs in the AP now! People grab and abandon things for all kinds of reasons - if anything, there's actually more of an incentive for them to do so now! This is a gross over exaggeration. Most of my blue CB sapphires were AP caught. I have already voiced my opinion and pointed out what I felt about the situation prior to me pointing out the irony. Jumping in and making accusations without checking more of the thread isn't really accomplishing much either. Pointing out CB Blue Sapphires, while not mentioned in the OP, is necessary to consider as they, too, are affected by the abandon mechanic now. This is a relevant point. You can still obtain lineaged blues from auto abandoned breedings. Infi has already voiced what they are comfortable changing in regards to this mechanic. So I guess I'll just leave it at that.