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  1. Winners are notified immediately, but everyone else has to wait a few hours to find out that they lost. No message means a loss.
  2. Royal Blue shouldn't be too bad at all, compared to the others. Albino is also possible. I'd definitely recommend staying away from Angallises and Monarchs, though.
  3. You definitely need to try something other than Monarchs. They're a nearly-impossible prize mate, at the moment. If you owe someone a 2G with that pairing, ask for a backup, because it's not fair for you to waste months on an impossible pairing.
  4. I hope to see some new Gold Tinsels out there! Haven't heard from any winners yet, they must all still be asleep. Hopefully they wake up to a nice surprise
  5. I'm reasonably sure that the basic difference between 'no egg' and 'no interest' is that 'no egg' is based on the ratios of the two parent breeds, and 'no interest' is a flat chance (that might change based on some factors). I won't post any sort of supporting evidence (because it might qualify as reverse-engineering) but if you want to test this for yourself, test breed dozens of pairs of rare x rare and common x common. The rares should give a lot more 'no eggs' than the commons will, but a similar amount of 'no interests'. If this is true, what does it mean for prize breeding? If a dragon gives 'no egg', it's a potentially viable mate. Again, I'm not going to post details—even though it's just a theory, it's still too close to reverse-engineering—but you should be able to figure out the rest from what I've already said.
  6. 2G metals aren't worth much. A lot of people will breed them for free (send me a PM if you need something). It's likely you're either not offering something anyone is interested in, or you're asking for a pairing nobody is able to breed (2G metals from commons and new releases are hard to get). As for CB silvers... do you have valuable 2G prizes to breed? If so, some collectors will trade CB silvers for 3G prize lines they don't have. Otherwise, unless you have a CB prize/Spriter's Alt, there's probably nothing you can breed for them. Look for people offering them for mass CB hatchlings, learn to make NDs, or get lucky in a giveaway.
  7. If you have the CB Holly, yes. If you have the 2G Holly, no.
  8. I would personally say no, since CB Female Hollies are still unique and unobtainable. CB Hollies will become easy to pick up as everyone reaches their breed limits. That said, things could change a lot in a very short amount of time, so nothing is certain.
  9. The Discord raffle last night went even better than the first time. 58 unique entrants, all there at the same time. I'm so grateful to everyone who donated, and everyone who participated. Here's to an even bigger raffle next time!
  10. The raffle in the Discord went smoothly and everyone had a great time. With 46 active entrants, it might have been the largest live raffle ever on DC. There was so much positivity, and I really appreciate everyone who participated and donated. (Extra special thanks to Amy.x, tishavara, and Master0fPuppets for donating prizes, and Sockpuppet Strangler for helping distribute the prizes) This event went over so well, I think it's safe to say that there's going to be another one in the near future
  11. Agreed. I strongly dislike the new way—dragons who have been bred to a lot of different mates have extremely messy and unreadable progeny pages.
  12. 3G Black from Black RAs Only take it if you want to keep it. Gone, enjoy c: (thanks for posting!)
  13. They seem a lot more common (I've been on hiatus too, but I had previously seen none and now I've caught one), but they're still definitely a great catch! Congrats
  14. Apparently this is a thing. (two-headed lindwurm zombies, for the lazy)
  15. Left an egg in a teleport, only remembered to go put it in a hatchery five minutes after it died. RIP someone's birthday present.
  16. I'll be blunt: generally, you can't. Trading for a 2G prize, outside of CB golds/silvers, is really a matter of luck. Many prize owners will trade for relatively low prices, or even gift (raffles, contests, giveaways), but since the demand so greatly exceeds the supply, you have to either be in the right place at the right time, or have some very tempting stuff.
  17. Was hunting Nexus Dragons, missed one, refreshed, and bam. CB Silver. I suppose that'll suffice
  18. Entries are closed, expect results momentarily. This was very difficult to judge. 25 entries, numerous beautiful poems, and only one prize. I've decided to expand the prize pool, with second and third place getting a 3G prize of their choice*. Without further ado, the results! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THIRD PLACE... Pryanka! I loved the abstract art style of the posters. Having a visual for each stanza really transformed it from a poem into something more. Creative, original, and pretty! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND PLACE... mutant8! The subject of the poem is unique and well-delivered, and I loved the use of dramatic metaphors - especially in the first stanza. Very well-done and original, conveying a concept many are not familiar with. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FIRST PLACE... Tango! This adorable Anagallis captured my heart and made my day, with its exuberant grin, free of all worldly cares. As well as being gorgeously rendered, it perfectly connected with a recent personal experience, and I can't stop staring at it's face and grinning. This is exactly the kind of effort and creativity I was looking for, and I simply wish it could fit in my signature. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sincere apologies to all who didn't win. There were just too many good entries, and I couldn't pick them all! I hope I can do another one of these soon with a different objective, but that depends on the cooperation of my Tinsel. Until then, farewell! *PM me to discuss, otherwise I will send you the nicest one I breed in a reasonable timeframe
  19. I'm really enjoying the entries so far. Keep up the excellent work! I might have to bump the post in the Departures thread a bit more frequently though, because it seems to severely die off between bumps.
  20. When I got home this morning, I really did not expect this. Such a lovely surprise mutant8, that poem is lovely. I especially like your use of metaphorical imagery, especially in the opening stanza. I shared it with a close friend who is very involved in drama/theatre, and he said: "Not a lot of people understand, but this person clearly knows what they're talking about. It really captures the essence of performing, for me." As an animal person, I really like that quote, OrcaFreak. Mark Twain is great with quotes. A little question for anyone competing: I have gotten at least one submission privately, through PM. I strongly wish to respect the wish of the author(s) and keep them private, since I understand it can be nerve-wracking to submit a poem you've put your heart into for all to see. However, I feel that it is somewhat unfair if the winner is private, and nobody gets to see what won, or if there was any favoritism going on behind-the-scenes. I think that leaves three options: ban private submissions, allow private submissions but, in the event of one of them winning, publish it here, without the name, or fully allow private submissions. Any thoughts are welcome. I look forward to seeing more fabulous entries in the following week!
  21. Note: thread is horrifically unformatted. I will fix it eventually, but my current priority is getting the thread up and going to bed. Are you tired of freebies? Don't you wish you had to work for your prizes? Me neither. But if you are, you're in luck! If you're active in the Departures thread, you've probably seen me there. I'm often dropping things here and there - raffles, FFAs, whatever. I've begun to notice a problem, however. Not only are clicky links severely uninvolved, it's always the same people. I love to give stuff away, but I've been itching to create a way that has a little bit more involvement. There are a lot of different ways I could accomplish this. They all start with this thread. • Be sure to read ALL applicable contest-specific rules. Different contests may have different rules, listed under the "Current" header. • Only one entry per person (if you wish to add others on to the same post you are welcome to, but they will not be counted) • Be a good sport whether you win or lose. This includes "why didn't this person win? Theirs was clearly better!" Unless expressly stated otherwise: • Do not trade or regift. Personal exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. • Do not kill, neglect, abandon, etc. • For 2G prizes: Please name it, and breed it for other people. Whether you gift or trade the offspring is your prerogative. Prize: Let's kick things off with a multitude of choices. Option 1: Write a poem. Length does not matter, quality does. Option 2: Tell a joke. Preferably not something you looked up five minutes ago. (Be sure to follow forum rules with regards to appropriateness). Option 3: Give me your favorite quote. It can be funny, wise, or otherwise. You will be judged on: • Originality. I collect jokes. It's sort of my thing. I don't want to hear a joke I already know by heart told in the exact same way. Similarly, picking the most famous quote you can think of isn't likely to get you very far. • Effort. A short quote that took you a minute to look up is not going to hold a candle to a beautiful, heartfelt poem that took an hour to write. There are multiple options to be fair to people who do not like the others, not so that you can put in the minimal amount of effort and somehow win. If you are unwilling to put forward your best effort, then I advise not entering. I am creating this contest for those people (I know you are out there) who are really willing to go the distance for the prize. • Creativity. I'm not giving very many boundaries here, so put a little bit of heart into it. Putting a joke into cartoon form, doing a dramatic reading of your poem, inscribing a quote onto a block of wood - whatever it takes to bring it to life. This makes a world of a difference. Closed! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THIRD PLACE... Pryanka! I loved the abstract art style of the posters. Having a visual for each stanza really transformed it from a poem into something more. Creative, original, and pretty! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND PLACE... mutant8! The subject of the poem is unique and well-delivered, and I loved the use of dramatic metaphors - especially in the first stanza. Very well-done and original, conveying a concept most aren't familiar with. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FIRST PLACE... Tango! This adorable Anagallis captured my heart and made my day, with its exuberant grin, free of all worldly cares. As well as being gorgeously rendered, it perfectly connected with a recent personal experience, and I can't stop staring at it's face and grinning. This is exactly the kind of effort and creativity I was looking for, and I simply wish it could fit in my signature. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sincere apologies to all who didn't win. There were just too many good entries, and I couldn't pick them all! I hope I can do another one of these soon with a different objective, but that depends on the cooperation of my Tinsel. Until then, farewell! Thread approved by Shiny Hazard Sign. Thank you!
  22. I dunno about rarest, but my favorite is and will always be this. Countless honorable mentions and I could be an idiot and show off, but that one really rises above the rest in my mind.
  23. I like this, and hope TJ considers it. I don't hate the new version, and it definitely is more logically arranged, but it feels more scattered, and this is a solid middle ground.
  24. Golden Wyverns are more uncommons than rares, and many such as myself don't pick them up when they drop. Golds, Silvers, and to a lesser extent Coppers are the true rare ones.