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  1. On 3/7/2019 at 9:00 AM, BrazenChase said:

    Yikes... The hostility isn't necessary. 

     

    Some eggs like Witchlights have really fascinating cracking stages, so I can see why people might be interested in that. 

     

    Would complicate my text idea, though. Only really checks out for a whole shell. 

    OR the Arcanas. AND some of the whole and intact eggs we have are GORGEOUS ( Thank you, spriters!) so I can totally imagine why people would want to permanently collect them!

     

    THOUGH that being said, I don't freeze many hatchies, even, personally... though I am ALL for people having the option.

     

    IMHO the same applies to this suggestion.

    LIKE, probably not a thing I would use often if at all. AT said, again, that doesn't mean I am opposed to the option. After all as  @PhoenixEterna  and others have said.... we allow people to give their eggs to a vampire to bite ( QUITE possibly killing the egg rather than turning it) OR neglecting it ( AGAIN, quite possibly killing the egg rather than succoring in the experiment to make a neglected.) EVEN if none of those options existed there is still the possibility of the egg being raised improperly and dieing do to not hatching in time, for instance. Being a dragon egg isn't and never WILL be fully safe. Bottom line... any number of unpleasant things can happen to a pixel egg already. AND , really, freezing the egg so that it can't hatch is probably one of the tamer ones.

     

    Just because the option exists doesn't mean that I personally am required to use it.

     

    My opinion... give us the option and let us decide whether or not we want to freeze eggies, just like we decide whether or not to freeze hatchies.

     

    AS for limits... I would prefer a separate Freezing limit for eggies. Hatchies have a limit, and eggies would , too... but eggies wouldn't count towards the hatchling freezing limit and nor would hatchies count towards the eggs. SO... if someone had frozen their limit of hatchies for whatever the cooldown is, they could still freeze EGGS provided that they had NOT also met their limit for them.

     

    SO overall... I vote "Yay," to this idea, even IF I am unsure if I would use it.


  2. 31 minutes ago, tiny_gremlin said:

    OMG.  The Aqualis dragons are gorgeous.  

     

    And the Blancblack is so sleek - yin-yang like.  :D

    i KNOW.... glad I caught myself a good batch of Aqualis Eggs, but... wishing I could get a pair of Blancblacks to go with them.


  3. 3 hours ago, Fuzzbucket said:

    Anyone who is going to be like that about it can "do the other thing"....

     

    I agree - work the same way as freezing, if this were to happen.

    This is sort of how I see it, too.

     

    AS it stands right now, a person can freeze whatever hatchies they like and the person who bred them has no say.

    I see no good reason for this to be different.

     


  4. 1 minute ago, purplehaze said:

    The yellow is more gold on the alts, but depending on your monitor it can be really hard to tell.

    Hmmm... so what I MAY need to do is raise them to stage two, then if I am unsure ( Whent he different colored flowers appear.


  5. MK, thanks, @Ruby Eyes

     

    Like as far as I can tell the differences at S1 are pretty minor.... just a difference in color, and a slight one at that?
     

    How can you tell so easily? Is there something I am missing.


  6. Hey! Dumb question maybe, but recently I decided to breed and hatch for alt vine dragons.

     

    TROUBLE is that I am finding it MUCH harder to tell if I have alts on vines than, say, blacks or Undines.

     

    HELP PLEASE! 


  7. 32 minutes ago, stardust13 said:

    @Ruby Eyes - Gotcha! Yeah, no one wants to have to edit that every time forever and ever amen. But then I am still suggesting the naming convention via the Encyclopedia, as Olympe detailed. During Halloween, I had to remember which dragon was which year, and we're at 12 breeds now! New naming would be a mercy on our memories.

    Agreed. I personally think that seeing as how we users have names for them, there isn't any reason the 'unofficial names couldn't be made the 'official ones' Like Yulebucks and Radiant Angels and Sweetlings and so on.... easier to remember FAR than what year they were released in!


  8. On 2/1/2019 at 5:21 AM, -FireClaw- said:

     

    An opposite perspective, for what it's  worth:

    ... ... ...

    You don't have to be better than everyone else at something to have a talent in something ....

    Clipped for emphasis, but WOW! Your post got me to thinking.

     

    I guess I never LOOKED at it that way.

    Like... I always figured if I wasn't 'GOOD' at a thing ( here meaning, extremely, INSANELY good at it,) then I wasn't WORTH anything at it. 

    A very rigid Black OR White, if Then way of looking at it? No nuance or room for a sliding scale?

     

    Take, for example, my routine struggles with feeling 'good enough in chess. Like... if I lose I don't feel I have any talent for the game at all( ALTHOUGH I enjoy it). AND at that point I even wonder if I should continue to BOTHER. This gets tiresome because the even UGLIER side of this IS that now matter how many games I DO win, I always expect more from myself and it is never 'good enough'. I suspect that even IF I were absolutely, undeniably the best , it MIGHT not FEEL good enough, even then. Like, I always seem to take my failures more to heart than my successes. It gets tiring after a while ( AND even worse when I have had a loss and and am trying to compensate)... and there is part of me that wants to just be able to ENJOY the activity FOR ITSELF without making it into 'proving myself to myself'. Perhaps the TRUTH is that I have been looking at it all wrong? MAYBE,in some ways, I have the same problem @BlueMint does? That is... constantly comparing myself to others? AND perhaps worse even,not JUST comparing myself to others but using an an absolutely unrealistic sampling to do it. ( IE...looking at grand masters and saying " I am not as good as that, therefor, I have no talent at chess?") Food for thought, anyway.


  9. 38 minutes ago, Dragon_Arbock said:

    The hatchling lock. Holidays are the only time I ever hit that limit. All those low time eggs, but alas.

    I KNOW! XD I am trying SO hard NOT to lock myself too much so that I have room for the new release eggs when they arrive.

     

    Hard to resist.


  10. 44 minutes ago, Biscuit19131 said:

     

    That does make more sense. Thank you all for your input, and I do genuinely feel sorry for any discontent that has occurred. I do hear your concerns, and I am taking them to heart. I am observing my dragons and eggs carefully, as I will be out of school until January 2nd. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

    I have been watching this thread and thought I would give my input.

     

    I can personally confirm that it isn't how FAST the eggs gain views, necessarily.

     

    A big part of it is age, I find.

    My OWN method for hatching involves leaving my eggs fogged until they are about 4 days left ( At which point they are considered ER and can hatch for me the minute they get enough views to do so)

    They are basically safe from outside interference in that case until I am ready to deal with them.

     

    I THEN unfog and toss them into hatcheries... at which point they tend to gain views QUITE rapidly until they have enough to hatch. :)

     

    Usually I do this when I am available to watch them just in case.

    Everybody has their own particular method I am sure and you are more than free to choose to do what you want with your eggs. They are YOURS after all. 

     

    I have heard of people who like to get as many views as possible on their dragons without losing them to sickness, I have heard of people that like to raise dragons with them getting views only... no clicks. Point is there are a variety of ways to play AND if that is yours you are free to continue. I don''t get the sense that anyone was ATTACKING you for it per se. I think that they merely wanted you to be aware of the risks AND to understand that things at holiday time aren't QUITE the same as they are the rest of the year. Stuff gets views MUCH more quickly on releases and that is especially true during holiday time. :) AND yes, keeping an especially sharp eye on them this time of year is a good idea. Especially since as Astreya pointed out, you might lose dragons right now that could mean a whole YEAR of waiting to replace.


  11. 22 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

     

    I don't think it even qualifies as speculation. We *know* that certain things give a certain number of shards, based on seeing it happen over and over. I don't see any reason why that's not as good as staff confirmation.

    This... I mean, I don't think it even IS just speculation anymore IF it is supported with the evidence of multiple people having tested it out multiple times and getting a similar result.

    *Shrugs*

     

    I mean, isn't that the whole idea of the scientific method?

     

    I am with HeatherMarie on this one... I think that list is probably good enough that we don't NEED TJ to give us an exhaustive OFFICIAL list.

    AND as someone else said, if you find something not included well, that can be added to it!


  12. 14 hours ago, Jazeki said:

    Support. I don't often decline, but I often do when people are egglocked. Then I have to keep my fingers crossed that they realize it's because they were locked. A simple notification like this would be much nicer.

    Yeah... Because if someone declines and offer of mine, I am more inclined to ASSUME that it was because they didn't LIKE my offer and were holding out for something else.

    IF I KNEW it was because I was locked that would be a different matter.


  13. On 9/21/2018 at 4:25 PM, Cinspawn said:

    I made a mockup because I think people have a hard time visualizing a certain amount of characters.

     

    JCSeGO6.png

     

    The above mockup used 100 characters (the current limit) for both Haves and Wants, so 200 characters total.

     

    I personally think this still looks OK, keep in mind it's not likely every trade will use all characters allowed.

    But I don't know if it's enough characters for some of our breeders who want to specify things. So if they do want way more space, perhaps it's important to think about ways to accomplish that without making the Trading Hub one big wall of text, with big empty spaces in between.

     

     

     

    A possible solution is a "More" button:

    wc0lW7J.png

     

    Basically if you reach an X amount of characters, a (More) button would appear, and if you press that you simply get to the page of the trade itself. We could easily have a little 500 character limit box there and voila, people can properly include details of what they're looking for, and only people who are interested in the trade have to click it.

     

    Only downside I can think of (so far): bit harder to moderate. But I don't know if mods actually look through trades on their own, or only act on reported trades. If the latter, this shouldn't be too much of an issue, I think? I don't know.

     

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

    And I realize I should have put "Have" not "Haves" but I realized too late and I can't be bothered to fix it :P 

    I would GUESS, and a mod may correct me here if I am wrong, that the mods probably only look at the ones that are reported.

     

    Speculation on my part, but I would ASSUME that there are probably far too many trades for our mods to have the time to handle each one personally and, since I would also guess the vast majority of trades and offers are non problematic, they only look at ones that are called to their attention, for whatever reason. From there, they deal with the issue as they deem appropriate. I wouldn't think that having a 'Have' section would change that all that much....anything offensive or otherwise in violation of rules can be reported and dealt with by mods just as it is, now.


  14. On 9/21/2018 at 4:25 PM, Cinspawn said:

    I made a mockup because I think people have a hard time visualizing a certain amount of characters.

     

    JCSeGO6.png

     

    The above mockup used 100 characters (the current limit) for both Haves and Wants, so 200 characters total.

     

    I personally think this still looks OK, keep in mind it's not likely every trade will use all characters allowed.

    But I don't know if it's enough characters for some of our breeders who want to specify things. So if they do want way more space, perhaps it's important to think about ways to accomplish that without making the Trading Hub one big wall of text, with big empty spaces in between.

     

     

     

    A possible solution is a "More" button:

    wc0lW7J.png

     

    Basically if you reach an X amount of characters, a (More) button would appear, and if you press that you simply get to the page of the trade itself. We could easily have a little 500 character limit box there and voila, people can properly include details of what they're looking for, and only people who are interested in the trade have to click it.

     

    Only downside I can think of (so far): bit harder to moderate. But I don't know if mods actually look through trades on their own, or only act on reported trades. If the latter, this shouldn't be too much of an issue, I think? I don't know.

     

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

    And I realize I should have put "Have" not "Haves" but I realized too late and I can't be bothered to fix it :P 

    I would GUESS, and a mod may correct me here if I am wrong, that the mods probably only look at the ones that are reported.

     

    Speculation on my part, but I would ASSUME that there are probably far too many trades for our mods to have the time to handle each one personally and, since I would also guess the vast majority of trades and offers are non problematic, they only look at ones that are called to their attention, for whatever reason. From there, they deal with the issue as they deem appropriate. I wouldn't think that having a 'Have' section would change that all that much....anything offensive or otherwise in violation of rules can be reported and dealt with by mods just as it is, now.


  15. I would say ABSOLUTLEY!

     

    Honestly... I was a tad bit surprised when Halloweens didn't appear in the market during their 'breeding time'.

     

    It would make SENSE after all. I am in no way saying they should be there year around BUT if CB Holidays are going to be available IN CAVE... and in their own dedicate biome, no less..during their respective events then I think they OUGHT to be available in the market, too. Think about it! Stuff very definitely is available in stores for holidays that ISN'T the rest of the year.It would make life SO much easier for those who find they are having trouble grabbing that ONE last ... whatever it might be... in the cave  to complete their goals. Isn't that the whole purpose of the market, after ALL?

     

    Honestly, I support this idea for CONSISTENCY-sake by itself, let alone all the other reasons I think this could be a  VERY good thing!

    In fact! I support this idea quite on its own!


  16. 1 hour ago, Fuzzbucket said:

    Actually - not to be a totally wet blanket - but in general TJ may not even know. Isn't it up to US to set up and maintain such a thread ?

    Well, and actually, this is a valid point. After all, we as users are probably more likely to notice differences in the amount of views, clicks and such we get from a particular site day-to-day than TJ is. 

     

    Perhaps it wouldn't NEED to be an official thing.

     

    As long as such a thread wouldbe allowed ( I don't see why not, myself)


  17. 34 minutes ago, cyradis4 said:

    Support. 

     

    Has anyone given a headsup to Allure's owner? There may be something they can do on their end. 

     

    Cheers!
    C4. 

    This is a very good idea.... though I am not certain WHO is in charge of that particular site.

     

    At said, may I comment that while I UNDERSTAND why EATW's owner decided they no longer wanted to deal with it, their shutting down their site because of the attack pretty much INVITED further problems by validating the efforts of the trolls responsible? It set a VERY bad precedent that I sincerely HOPE doesn't become a pattern. It seems to me that giving trolls... and I would add, just as importantly, US as the users of those sites... the idea that they have the power to permanently shut down a fansite ... I think was a bad step. Doesn't it pretty much ensure that, whether whatever is going on CURRENTLY is a an attack or not, there is always the THREAT of such a thing. I'd have HOPED that the owners of the rest of our fansites would have taken steps at that time to prevent their sites from being targeted next.

     

    At said, I often use AoND and I haven't had any issues.... though the last two few growing things I put on there were ER, anyway and I might NOT have noticed anything.

    I DO think some sort of public warning system for situations that seem suspicious, at the very least , is an order.


  18. 28 minutes ago, Forever_Mone said:

    I agree with this 100%. I honestly like the silver shimmers the best out of all the prizes and I would rather save up my shards for that color specifically. I don't want to keep having to re-roll if I keep getting the unwanted colors of bronze or gold.

    This is a good point BECAUSE so far as I know,even IF ( A BIG if, there, as well of us know!) you are lucky enough to win the raffle, it means you win a particular dragon ( Bronze shimmer or silver tinsel or what have you,for example...) and you don't get to CHOOSE. AFAIK that is an option even the raffle doesn't give you and it NEVER did! AND I, for one, would love it.

     

    IF I am wrong about that a winner may correct me! :)

    8 minutes ago, olympe said:

     

    Which leaves pricing for differently colored prizes - which is okay, considering the ratios with which they're handed out. Of course, this might mean (in an extreme case) that a golden prize costs three times as much as a bronze... not ideal, but still better than nothing.

     

    Personally, I'm fine with saving up for a year or even two for a single CB prize. The situation would still be far from ideal, but it would enable us to trade for other 2nd gens for lineage purposes, so it's an acceptable compromise for me.

    AFAIK that is how the prices on what is already in the market are determined? Via the ratios, somehow?

    Which is how we end up with wierdnesses in the pricing sometimes, akin to what you described? 

     

    Seems like it would be a logical extension of the system we already have, if so.

     

    NOT 'ideal', as you say,maybe.... but it sure looks like it ought to be workable,at least


  19. 3 hours ago, Sylph264 said:

     

    The spinner idea does not force you to buy anything. You're spinning for the chance to purchase something available on the spinner. You spin and it lands on a gold shimmer? Great! Now you can buy it, if you have the shards and if you want to. You spin and it lands on a rock? Tough luck, spin again tomorrow for the chance to be able to buy something else. At no point do you ever part with your shards without getting something. 

     

    I'm not even sure I like the spinner idea, though it's one of the best ideas this thread has produced, but I wonder if there would be massive outrage about "wasting" shards on a purchased prize if this ever came to pass due to this consistent misunderstanding.

    Thanks for the clarification on this if I was misunderstanding.

    I would be LESS opposed to it if the shards are ONLY taken if you successfully roll a prize. At said, I am still not SOLD on the concept, either.

     

    As others have said, part of the whole 'let's have them in the market' thing is to bypass some the jumping through hoops that the raffle involves and only for a CHANCE.

     

    IF we have to jump through hoops anyway, and even then aren't guaranteed to get it.... we may as well just have the raffle.

     

    A spinner would very quickly become as annoying as summon. :P I think any number of peeps on here can tell stories about THAT.

    I personally feel that IF they are added to the market it should be like all the other dragons... pay your price and get your dragon, that simple.

     

    The price for a CB shimmer or tinsel would be set high, of course ( AND that is pretty much expected).... but here is the secret.... I'd save up and PAY it if it meant I was guaranteed to actually get a shimmer scale. That would be absolutely worth EVERY shard I would spend on it, IMO... AND if you happen to win one in the raffle, meanwhile? Great! You can spend your saved up shards on something else! NOT an issue either. IF the concern is for the ratios of the colors.... perhaps the colors could be priced differently? ( gold shimmers are a different price than silver or bronze, for INSTANCE?)

     

    We don't have to jump through extra hoops if we choose to purchase a CB gold, for instance... providing we have the shards, that is!

    It seems silly that prizes should involve such in the market when nothing else does.