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  1. The Rare Trading Center V4 has finally run its course. Due to the abundance of other trading threads we no longer see this one as necessary. Feel free to PM littleblackdog or ainisarie with any concerns.
  2. REMINDER As per Trading/Gifting Subforum, Rules and Guidelines: and Special emphasis on: We will allow one (1) bump every 24 hours. We are seeing a lot of "New day. Bump!" posts prior to the 24 hour rule. Please wait for 24 hours before bumping.
  3. T O P I C . M O D S The following people currently maintain this thread (and the associated 'Rare Dragon Trading' forum account): littleblackdog - PM ainisarie - PM Keep in mind that while these people can help you if you have questions about the Rare Trading Center, they aren't forum mods. If you're looking for those, take a look at the forum Moderating team. Currently looking for more help maintaining this thread which includes weighing in on rarities and checking this thread (almost) daily. PM littleblackdog. T H R E A D . H I S T O R Y This section is just for those looking to find out when what changed and not intended as a supplement to the rules in any way. Current rules are always in the first post. 2014, November 6th: Almandine Pyralspites (alpine) and Spessartine Pyralspites (coast) have been added to the rare list. 2014, September 19th: Yellow Undines have been added to the rare list. 2014, July 23rd: The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Tinsels and shimmers are now only rare up to 4th gen and avatars are only rare up to 2nd gen. 2014, June: Ainisarie has joined the moderating team; welcome! 2014, May 21st: 2G Avatars have been added to the rare list. 2014, January 10th: Following the last Christmas season's lifting of bred holiday limits, presumably around to stay as the change is, Hollies have been added to the rare list up to 4G. (Since they're out of season, this is probably the first time we're changing the rare list without changing the topic byline or posting in-thread, since it has no immediate repercussions.) ~pinkgothic 2014, January 3rd: Since Seasonals were unlisted two weeks ago, the obsolete 'Seasonal Rarity' article in the 'Further Reading' section was removed. ~pinkgothic 2013, December 20th: We've made a change to the rare list: The following dragons were removed from the rare list: Forest-variant two-headed lindwurms ('green opals'), CB seasonals. The following dragons were added to the rare list: 2G commons from prize dragons (with thanks to Naruhina_94 for the suggestion). ~pinkgothic 2013, November 29th: And another warm welcome extends to ScnBrain_2008, who's also joined the team~. ~pinkgothic 2013, November 25th: All aboard the modly train! cfmtfm has joined is in our journey. Welcome to the team! ~pinkgothic 2013, September 20th: Firestar13 has joined the moderating team; welcome! ~pinkgothic 2013, September 13th: We made two changes to the rare list: 2G Blusang Lindwurms were removed. CB Two-Headed Lindwurms (forest-variant) were added. ~pinkgothic 2013, September 6th: Gilded Bloodscales were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, August 30th: Unfortunately, Mistress of Whispers is no longer with the Rare Trading Center mod team. We'd love to have her back, but it might be a while before she has time for us again. ~pinkgothic 2013, August 9th: Tsunami Wyverns were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, July 19th: 2G Coppers have been added to the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, July 12th: CB Gilded Bloodscales have been added to the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, July 5th: Luminas were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, June 21st: CB Coppers have been added to the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, May 17th: CB Luminas have been added to the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, May 10th: Tinsels and Shimmers have been restricted to 5G, and vampires were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, May 3rd: Classic Metallics (Gold and Silver Dragons) have been restricted to 3G. Also, a bit of information on trade bundling with non-rares was added to the 'Further Reading' section. ~pinkgothic 2013, April 26th: Coloured Stripes were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, April 19th: The following dragons were removed from the rare list: CB Stripes, CB Blacks. ~pinkgothic 2013, April 12th: The following dragons were removed from the rare list: CB Reds, CB Pinks. ~pinkgothic 2013, April 5th: The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Blacks, Stripes and Gold Wyverns are now only rare as caveborns. ~pinkgothic 2013, March 31st: Mistress of Whispers has joined the moderating team; welcome! ~pinkgothic 2013, March 29th: There's a major change lurking on the horizon: Blacks, stripes and gold wyverns are going to be adjusted down to CB-only rarity (with the exception of coloured stripes, at least for now - these will be allowed as 2Gs). That change is due for next Friday, so it's been added to the roadmap! Additionally, since it unfortunately seems like Stormwizard212 has been consumed by real life obligations, we've had to remove him from the mod list again. Stay tuned; there'll be a new addition to the team soon. ~pinkgothic 2013, March 22nd: We've added some trading tips to the 'Further Reading' section. Also, there's been a change to the rare list: The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Thuweds are now only rare up to 2G. ~pinkgothic 2013, March 15th: There's a new section in the thread with further information for the extra curious! Also, there's been a change to the rare list: The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Nebulas are now only rare as gendered hatchlings. The following dragons were removed from the rare list: Holiday / Event dragons. (There will be a dedicated thread for these soon! Keep an eye out.) ~pinkgothic 2013, March 9th: Rare list changed! Royal Blues were removed from the rare list. ~pinkgothic 2013, March 1st: Rare list changed! The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Blusang Lindwurms can now also be 2G. ~pinkgothic 2013, February 15th: Rare list changed! The following dragons were removed from the rare list: CB Tri-Horn Wyverns. Other dragons may follow in the coming weeks. Correspondence, as always, is appreciated! Also, StormWizard212 has joined the moderating team! We now have our very own Toothless. ~pinkgothic 2013, February 9th: Due to real life interfering and resulting inactivity, WinterRaven is no longer part of the moderation team. ~pinkgothic 2013, February 8th: There's a new addition to the rare list: Shimmer-scales are now considered rare. (For those confused by the add coming with no generation restriction: We were indeed going to add them up to 3G at first, but last minute discussion changed it to a general-add for now.) ~pinkgothic 2013, February 1st: We've rearranged the rare list to make it easier to see at a glance what the generation attributes of a species are. Let us know if you find it easier to navigate. (Also, the new markers from the previous changes have now been removed.) ~pinkgothic 2013, January 18th: There's a new addition to the rare list: CB Royal Blues are now considered rare. ~littleblackdog 2013, January 12th: The thread moderation team has sunk its teeth into a new recruit - welcome, duskspoken! Also, there's a new addition to the rare list: CB Tri-Horn Wyverns are now considered rare. ~pinkgothic 2013, January 4th: Due to time constraints, Chanilove has left the moderating team. To make up for it WinterRaven is now aboard the moderation train. Welcome, WinterRaven! We've also assessed the rarity of tri-horns and think we have a relatively stable solution for them in hand. We also think there's ample evidence that Royal Blues have slid into uncommon territory enough to class as rare if caveborn. As such, the Roadmap has been adjusted; both of these species will be added soon! Also, there's a new addition to the rare list: 2G offspring from spriter alts (with thanks to Fiona BlueFire for the suggestion!). ~pinkgothic 2012, December 14th: Rare list change! The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Gold Wyverns can also be 2G, Thuweds can also be 4G (since CBs are by definition unobtainable). ~littleblackdog 2012, December 7th: The bundle rule trial run has ended and the rules have reverted to their pre-bundle incarnation. ~pinkgothic 2012, November 20th: New addition to the Roadmap. ~pinkgothic 2012, November 14th: Minor formatting changes. ~pinkgothic 2012, November 9th: Rule change that allows non-rares to be posted here if they are part of a bundle. The rule would is on a one month trial run to see how it affects the thread - if it results in too much clutter, we'll abandon it again. We want this thread to run smoothly for everyone's benefit, after all! ~littleblackdog 2012, October 19th: The new markers from the change from the 12th of October have been removed, and a line has been added to the Rare list itself encouraging feedback. ~pinkgothic 2012, October 12th: Rare list changed! The following dragons were removed from the rare list: CB Splits, famous lineaged dragons 'up to 6th gen and of a rare species' The following dragons were added to the rare list: CB Blusangs, CB Tsunamis, CB Seasonals, Cheeses, Thuwed-lineaged dragons (up to 3rd gen) The following dragons were altered on the rare list: Vampires no longer need to be CB; Tinsels were declared rare regardless of generation (previously restricted to 6th gen and under). ~pinkgothic 2012, October 11th: Pre-announced rare list changes in-thread, and cleaned up the Roadmap to remove the bunch of maybe/possibly/presumablies that were loitering around in it. ~pinkgothic 2012, October 5th: This thread was created as a successor to Rare Trading Center V3. To make for a smooth transition, no changes were made yet, be it to the original ruleset (though the rule wording has been altered and condensed, and the 'not a rare' list has been removed entirely since it's fully implicit) or the rare list. ~pinkgothic That's it so far! F U R T H E R . R E A D I N G For those that are extra curious about a specific topic; not in any way mandatory ^_~ Thread moderator policy Rare list policy Trade bundles with non-rares Generation patterns and restrictions Trading Tips
  4. I N D E X First Post 1) Rules 2) Rare Dragons Second Post 1) Topic Mods 2) Thread History 3) Roadmap - A Glimpse Ahead 4) Further Reading R U L E S You may offer only rare dragons (see supplied list below as to what constitutes a rare). You may request anything, including commons and caveblockers - only your offer has to be rare. Dragons that are not expressly listed as rare do not count as rare. This is true for new releases especially - as a rule, new species will only be added to the rare list once the initial release hype dies down and they're establishing themselves as genuinely rare in the longer term. On average, we'll try to gauge rarities two months after the release, so don't be alarmed if nothing seems to happen for eight weeks. (Similarly, shifts in rarity will usually be discussed after they persist for a month and a decision is felled about them about two months in.) The thread is intended for trade posts only. If you want to respond to a trade post, please do so in PM to the user. Remember that the Trading forums' rules apply here, too. Asking for or offering IOUs is thus not allowed. In consequence: Don't offer to breed, bite or catch something; and don't ask for it, either. Also remember that the Dragon Cave Terms and Conditions apply to you and the people you trade with. R A R E . D R A G O N S Not convinced this is a good list? We value your feedback! Feel free to contact any of the thread mods with suggestions. We may (likely!) disagree with you, but we appreciate all correspondance. The following dragons are rare regardless what generation they represent: Neglected Dino (all colours) Chicken Paper Cheese Dragon The following dragons are only rare as hatchlings: Alt Black Alt Vine Yellow Undine The following dragons are only rare as caveborn, gendered hatchlings: CB Nebula The following dragons are only rare up to a certain generation: Tinsel - no higher than 4th gen Shimmer-scale - no higher than 4th gen Holly - no higher than 4th gen Gold - no higher than 3rd gen Silver - no higher than 3rd gen Trio Dragon (Ice, Thunder or Magma) - no higher than 3rd gen Copper - no higher than 2nd gen Thuwed-lineaged Dragon - no higher than 2nd gen Offspring from Spriter Alts - no higher than 2nd gen Prizefails (Tinselfails, Shimmerfails,...) - no higher than 2nd gen Avatars of Creation, Destruction, and Change -no higher than 2nd gen The following dragons are rare if they're caveborn: CB Blusang Lindwurm CB Gold Wyvern CB Red Dorsal CB Tan Ridgewing CB Almandine Pyralspite (alpine) CB Spessartine Pyralspite (coast)