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  1. @Fuzzbucket That's mightily impressive !! Congratulations !! I'm happy to see that your tenacity finally paid off. :-) Interesting to see that Kiev's Yellow-Crowneds won out through all the genarations.
  2. Thank you, TJ, for solving this, and gifting us with Alpine blackies on top of it ! If the Windys weren't ready there's nothing that could've been done about it, and getting the hard-to-gets instead of them helps a lot !! @all the people throwing tantrums: Please calm down ! Mistakes happen. TJ neither has to, nor can he, be present 24/7 just in case something goes wrong. He reacted as soon as he was aware of the problem, and he reacted in a very reasonable - and generous - way. No one is entitled to compensation. Or "perfect service". Or whatever else you may expect from someone who is running a great game you can play for free. It wasn't even a "now or never" sort of thing, because all eggs that were released would be a permanent addition to the cave anyways. @all the reasonable people: Thank you for making up the majority of the player base, and keeping DC a great experience ! @Windys: I hope to see them in cave soon, these eggs were really beautiful ! And I have faith that we'll get to catch them for real eventually.
  3. Until 9 am cave time the new eggs from TJ's post dropped. One in all biomes, the other in the Volcano. From 9 am cave time on there was another, unannounced new egg, the windy one. Dropping in the Alpine only. The other biomes went empty, as they usually do when a new release starts.
  4. They went really fast, allright. But I think at the moment you just can't see the "official" release eggs because they are suppressed by the newer release of the windy one. There were none of them at the hourly drop, also non of the commons that were mixing in, so I think the other biomes are locked now by the Alpine one.
  5. I just love how TJ manages to surprise us even after years of playing ! Indeed...
  6. With "new" I meant the Windy surprise. If that's a realease that just started it would supersede the previous one, deactivating its drops. @Data_Girl_3 It is far too early to put eggs into hatcheries (if you mean clicksites by incubators). You should wait a day. And viewbombers seem to be an issue for at least the whole first day of new releases nowadays, so be careful !
  7. Well, when there is a new release all the non-new-release biomes are empty. (No matter if their latest additions came only a few hours ago.) This is... interesting.
  8. What the hell was that ?! A surprise release within a release ?! If so, I am mightily impressed !
  9. So, the little hot one sorts between Pyralspites and Radiant Angels. Pyro-something, maybe ? With it spitting fire and all... I find it interesting that the egg reminds me of the Ultraviolets', and the colours are similar to the Yellow-crowneds. Both done by JOTB as well. And both have that heat-theme going as well. It's a cute little hatchling, in any case. Seems to have quite the nasty temper, though. I'm very curious were the little black one will go. Pleasant smell and oily hide... a perfume dragon ? Can't see where it is sorted, I have yet to unlock and catch one.
  10. @dragonsrus That's impressive !! Congratulations ! Just getting those 4 CB Silvers of your own must've been an epic quest, and looking for Thunders from SilverxThunder can't have been easy either. At least it's breeding rare x rare (so hopefully not dozens of one-sided wrong offspring), but I guess I don't even want to know how many "no interest", "no egg" you got through the years...
  11. There it is ! Thank you !! Such a gorgeous dragon !
  12. These four look great ! Congratulations and many thanks, dear spriters !! My favourites are the Leodon and the Melismor, but the Razorcrest is just a tad behind, and beautiful in its own way, and I even like the Lacula ! (Their main wings make all the difference for me, somehow. The "bare" snake wouldn't have drawn my attention, but with those wings the dragon as a whole looks great. I'll need time to get used to the little tail wings, though, they stand apart a little too much...) My most favourite thing about this release are the personalities of the dragons involved ! I'm not that much of a HP fan, but I've read all the books, and I appreciate the really artfully executed references. But I always loved personalities rather than just animal behaviours for dragon breeds, and that's why I'm really happy with what we got ! Could someone help me with the Leodon's face ? For some reason I can't make out where the eyes are... (And even without having discovered that I still love the sprite !!)
  13. Perfect ! It's quite rare - or has anyone ever heard of it before ?! And probably stable (unlike Volatilium). Guess it's somewhere around Titanium in the periodic table. Great currency material.
  14. @Kurokosworth Welcome to our merry fellowship of travellers ! I added you to the lists and the map, and I'm looking forward to visiting Budapest ! May the winds be always at your back, the skies clear and the airports open !
  15. I'm not sure if I get this right. If it means "there is only a handful of breeds available in the market at any given time", then I'd rather not see it implemented. The point of the market (as far as I understand it) is to offer a possibility to directly buy the dragon you need (if you saved up the necessary amount of shards), usually because you couldn't manage to catch it instead. But when the things I can buy on the market are dependent on me being there at a specific time of day/week (at best, if the rotation follows a regular schedule), or (at worst) coincidence (like the "3 out of all" of the biomes), then I'm back to possibly not being able to get that dragon when I need it, despite having the shards. That would make the market slightly better than the biomes, because if something is there it is a "guaranteed catch", but it would still be strongly reduced in usefulness compared to its current state. I'm glad to hear that the implementation of biome alts will happen at some point, and I'm fine with the "only in-cave eggs" restriction. And just to re-emphasize, since more opinions were asked for on that point: Daily activity rewards, while being all the rage all over the internet gaming world, aren't a thing I'd want to encounter on DC ! I've always been thankful to have a game that doesn't give you the impression to miss out, just because you didn't use the internet for a few days. I usually tell myself to be a sane grown-up and not think about such things when pursuing "real life" (like going on holidays, meeting friends, long work hours, sickness or whatnot), but sometimes there's that little voice saying "Oh, I wish I didn't have to miss that cool daily whatever." Sure, that's my own fault for getting my priorities straight only to 99%, but I greatly prefer to come back to my DC without feeling punished for having a life outside of it ! And with the shards, there already is an activity bonus now. To max out the cap you'll have to be active regularly (meaning for some time every week), though not frantically (every given day). The internet (users) could use a lot more games that reward regularity without driving it up to "roll call every day" !
  16. Oh, I'm sorry, I'm sure you're right with that. I only looked at the adults. If the hatchies got relevant changes that's rather a loss to keeping the spirit of the breed.
  17. Oh dear... If that ever happens I will sit in a corner and cry for weeks on end. And after that I'll probably still sob now and then. Because correct anatomy or not, if they get updated they'll loose those gorgeous colours (everything that gets updated ends up brighter and shinier for some reason), and they'll loose bulk (because it seems to be really hard to do more detailed antomy without loosing bulk). And then they'll not be my gorgeous, perfect, DC-favourite sprite anymore. Also, probably because I'm no expert, I can't even make out any anatomical errors in the sprites. (At least not when I see them normally sized on the view page.) If it has to be updated, then I'll have to accept that, but I sure hope it will take years until that's necessary ! And speaking of this... @Sprite Updates I think the update of the Reds was fantastic work, because the spriter managed to make a "3D" version of the "2D" sprite without changing any defining details. With the Seasonals I still think a lot of care went into keeping things like overall posture and lineage view - which is a great thing ! And the work of correcting the anatomy is fantastic, although I lament the loss of bulk that stems from it in most cases, but I guess that couldn't be helped. But some important details (like the dimensions/proportions of the head crowns, or the ratio between tail and tail-frills) were changed for no anatomical reasons that I can see, and that's a real pity, because it changes the dragons specific look more than seems necessary. Also - the colours. Why do the colours of re-sprited dragons always come out so much brighter than the original ? Silvers, Hollies, the Reds now, too, to a certain extent. All became more bright and shiny. And I first realized the sprite update when I came to my scroll this morning, looked at the lineage of my Spring egg, and thought my monitor colours were off, all the Springs being too bright. I guess it has to do with more different colour shades being necessary, so if you start at the old colour you end up being brighter through the many layers, but shouldn't it be possible to keep the overall hue the same ? (A muted light-blue instead of a bright one, and so on) ? Apart from the "slimmer, brighter, shiny" issue (which may not be avoidable) I'm really impressed by the careful and well done update our Reds and Seasonals got. The new sprites on their own are beaufiful !
  18. Having looked the Market over, I have to say I'm mostly happy with it. Design I'm in favour of keeping it as it is. While a picture and maybe some fluff would be nice, I can see why people with a weak internet connection might prefer not to add such things. Loading the list of available dragons will take long enough. And I'd really like to keep that list, because that way I can just scroll down the alphabetical order to the thing I need in one swoop, instead of clicking my finger off when only 3 (or however many) breeds are listed at once, with an arrow to get to the next batch ! Choices Here's the one thing I could be (a little) happier about: The biome-specific alts. Xenos, Zyus, Coppers are the ones that come to mind immediately. Them being quite tricky to catch they'd be an ideal goal to save up to. Hopefully they can be implemented in the future (with whatever biome nominator attached to them). If the time-specific breeds are only available during their specific timeframe (day/night/lunar constellation/season) I'm totally happy with that. Being only available at specific times is part of those breeds after all. Price dragons... I'm undecided about those. It would be really nice to be able to save up for one (or a few), but if they are to stay really special, meaning raffle prices, I'd be fine with that. With the raffles putting out quite a few of them each month, lineage building should get possible even without having CBs (eventually). Similarly undecided about CB Hybrids. Some gorgeous lineages would be made possible, but the whole breed concept of them being hybrids would be put down the drain by making an indefinite number of them available. So, as enticing as the idea is from a breeder's point of view, I'd be sorry to see the dragon lore go to make it possible. Neglecteds and Zombies are a special mechanic. The whole point of Neglecteds is getting the "process" right, so selling them would defeat the purpose. For Zombies, getting the "ingredients" is part of the process of making them, so same thing there. Earning Currency In my opinion it's perfect ! Earn currency only through normal everyday actions (not playing some same game for the gazillionth time or whatnot), with no pressure to be there, well, every day, and no grind due to a realistically achievable cap. This is supposed to be a game that's rather laid back for current internet standards, and I'd love it to stay that way. Prices I like them as they are. Need that common fast, but it won't show up right now ? Buy it for a week's change. Saving up 6+ months for a rare ? Great, because that way it is still a fantastic thing to catch one in the cave, but if that doesn't work out you'll still get one, eventually. (In less than a year, no less !) Prices for "fun breeds" (like chickens, papers, dinos) way out there ? Good. They are supposed to be freakish coincidences, not standard rares. (They might be more common in the biomes, but the idea behind them is being a joke that's only thrown in now and then.) They are unbreedable anyway, so they don't need to be bought regularly, the shop's purpose is to help along with things people need, not necessarily with things people want to hoard just for the heck of it. At least that's what I thought. So all in all I'm absolutely happy about our new Market, and the only thing I'd really like to see improved would be the availability of biome-specific Alts. Because they are exactly one of the things (just another normal dragon, but tricky to get) the market should help with.
  19. Happy Birthday, Dragon Cave !! A happy DC birthday to all of us, since all of us are part of DC ! Thank you, spriters, event builders, mods, and gifters !! You all make this game such a special, wonderful experience !! And most of all, thank you, @TJ09 !! A dozen years ago you brought a fantastic game into the world (and yes, that's ages in internet-years), and you kept it going, growing and flourishing through all that time ! And, most important of all: You never, not in success and not in hardship and adversity, lost your vision and your way for it !! That's something truly exceptional, and something I really admire about your way of running this game ! Too many people get either greedy, or bored, or swayed by some clamouring part of their fanbase, but you kept true to the spirit of what DC should be (or what I guess that you want it to be). That takes a measure of care, self-confidence and integrity not many game designers/executives have (or display). And it gave me a game that I still love playing after half a dozen years, now, with no sign of getting tired of it for at least the next half a dozen more. Many thanks, and congratulations !!
  20. @purplehaze That's beautiful ! Usually I'm not a big fan of the male Ridgewings' pose, but in this lineage they are gorgeous, because the colours and the poses are a perfect fit ! Congratulations on your perseverance !
  21. That's exactly the way to go, and it works fine for me, despite being 6 hours ahead of cave time. And shortening the 6 hour window between the different variations would be counter productive to this approach (because the window for dropping in for fogging/unfogging when you have time gets reduced). I think 6 hours each is a nice balance between lore (sunset and sunrise make only a small part of a day) and game mechanics (people need some minimal amount of time to work with for hatching dragons). So I see those 6 hours as the time between "first light of dawn" and "the day is well underway" (sunrise/morning), or "the sun is getting low" and "the last light of day is gone for good" (sunset/evening), respectively. Fits the lore, still allows me a generous amount of time to work the hatching mechanics. Extending that by more hours, declaring more than half the day to still be "morning" or "evening" just doesn't cut it for me. Mechanically, as said above, you have 3 days to gather the views you need when you have the time to do so, and then you just have to find the time to unfog it between the cycle you don't want and the one you do want, or within the one you want. Which gives you 6 (no hatching) + 4+x (hatching correctly, with time to spare) = 10 hours to do it. Usually, even with work/school/sleep, there is a possibility to drop in to unfog a single thing within 10 hours. (If not during the week, then certainly on weekends.) And even if three days didn't give enough views, from forth day on you can fog before the wrong window, and un-fog after it (avoiding views for a given 6 hours of any day is doable). Personally, like some others here, I like the planning involved for breeding some breeds, and would like to keep it, as long as it doesn't make breeding impossible for some people. Which, in my opinion, Sunsets/rises don't do.
  22. I'm once again really impressed by the things here ! @wobster109: That Holiday Zork is a really great collection, especially since all the CB holidays are from their original year. I love to see lineages that bring together the years of collecting we do on DC ! @Ytak: That's... 1024 CB Guardians on your scroll, just for this lineage ?! And more than half way to a mate... I guess most of DCs Guardian population lives with you. 😃 @RubyEyes: Aww, I love lineages that play with multi-sprited dragons ! This one is really beautiful. And you got four colours out of two breeds - hope it didn't take too many tries. 😉 (I'm still thinking about doing something with Winter Magi + Stripe, since they're supposed to give three colours, and now I have CB WMagis...)
  23. Thank you, TJ ! Drop downs at IE11 (Windows10) are working again (for me). The double-arrow mentioned by some is still there, but that's just looks now.
  24. Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10) has the same problem. Just to add to the diversity of browsers.