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  1. 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!


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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!


  6. 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.


  7. 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:

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    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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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!


  10. 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)


  11. 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.


  12. 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


  13. 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.


  14. On 10/14/2018 at 9:34 PM, sorenna said:

     

    Thanks!  I feel like it preserves the "prize" aspect of Prize dragons, while still opening up their availability a little. 

     

    I figured the ratios would probably be the same as the raffle - the ratio of 15 Bronze Eastern:15 Bronze Western:10:Silver Eastern:10 Silver Western:5 Gold Eastern:5 Gold Western (so your odds of a Bronze Eastern are 15/60=1/4, Bronze Western 1/4, Silver Eastern 1/6, Silver Western 1/6, Gold Eastern 1/12, and Gold Western 1/12) - but naturally TJ could set it to anything he likes and feels would maintain the balance of the odds!  :)  There might even be some kind of "wild card" included in the shuffle that means you can't get a prize that day? "You close your eyes and point to an egg quickly.  ...Wait, that's not an egg, it's just a rock!  You leave the market for the day, embarrassed." 

     

    I do feel that Prize dragons should be prizes!  I also feel that a prize with incredibly low odds of winning is less of a prize and more of a disappointment.  Asking someone to fail at something for 1-2 years before they can try another route is enough; their only option shouldn't be continuing to throw away effort on the tiny odds.

    Uggggh, no, just NO!

     

    For me,personally, a 'wildcard' like that would RUIN the whole point of having them in the market for me.

     

    The great thing about the raffle is that it really doesn't COST anything to enter ( Other than the time spent raising my dragons which I would likely DO ANYWAY). I would HATE the idea that I might save up for months, YEARS maybe, for the chance to BUY a prize, drop all those shards only to get NOTHING for my time and trouble. So please, no, don't turn it into a gamble which would spoil the purpose of the whole suggestion. IF I save up to buy a  prize, I'd prefer it be a guaranteed thing when I part with that many shards, rqather than turning t into an expensive lottery ticket. :P

     

    I would probably be MORE inclined to turn in my shards for something DEFINITE ( A Shiny CB gold, perhaps!) rather than that if it were implemented that way.

     

     

    At LEAST with the raffle, while I know winning isn't guaranteed ( And nor should it be, necessarily) I can reasonably try again every month ( Or at least MOST months) without it setting me back on YEARS worth of carefully saved shards.

     


  15. On 7/11/2018 at 12:35 PM, Fuzzbucket said:

     

    I have never known the game do that and I think it's dangerous; I would want to be able to set it NOT to. Consider Bad People when I forget to log out.... :blink: I think it's a great safety measure that it won't allow that.

    I mean.... I can see if someone has an 'evil sibling' that would go on and release their scroll it might be an issue BUT... random hackers targeting my DC scroll? Probably NOT.

     

    Maybe I'm naive but it seems that the only ones at risk from this would be those with someone ELSE in their house who would mess with their scroll.

    AT said, for those folks the OPTION to turn such a thing on or off if it existed would be ideal.  AND for those who are concerned about privacy issues and what not.

     

     


  16. On 11/12/2018 at 7:33 PM, angelicdragonpuppy said:

    @sorenna personally I found multiple newer Halloweens (Omens, witchs, caligenes) CB in the AP. People also are more likely to have them by simple fact that they’re newer and thus the pool that missed out is a lot smaller than, say, the pool that missed Marrows. I think waiting three years to raise limits is excessive, with that in mind.

     

    The idea of limits-then-not is actually really appealing. I’d suggest a few minor tweaks, though:

    - Raise the INITIAL limit to 4;

    - Unlimited the next year;

    - Make them available in the market during breeding week. I’d suggest a low price, but anything is fine so long as it gives people a backup option if they can’t catch them in cave. Personally I don’t think this is really NECESSARY, but it would fix a lot of the main concerns people have about raising limits.

    Actually, ADP, the solution you suggest sounds just about ideal to me. 

    I really think holidays ought to be available in the market during their 'breeding season'. IF eggs are going to be dropping in biomes, then it sort of makes sense 

    ( AND as you say, gives people a backup method for getting what they want... if they are willing to spend the shards!)


  17. 3 minutes ago, olympe said:

    I must admit, I never even tried for more omens, as I was looking for more marrows and pumpkins. And let's not talk about the 6+ CB cavern lurkers I found in the AP and decided to keep anyway. XD

    However, getting a holly last year was tedious, although I did manage during low-traffic times. Still, I think that a full no-limits policy might be detrimental to the limited holiday dragons, as catching up on older breeds will be incredibly hard.

     

    How about a different approach: You can only catch two CBs of these breeds, ever - but you can buy more of them in the market?

    I... sort of LIKE this solution to the problem.

     
    PERSONALLY I would LOVE the opportunity to have TWO of both the enraged and pacified Aegis, just saying.

    HOWEVER, I DO get the concern about making it harder for newer players to get older holidays.

     

    ACTUALLY I was a wee bit dissappointed that our Halloweens weren't added to the market for the period of the event!

    MIND you I get that TJ is busy and maybe he just didn't get to it, but every other dragon that drops in the biomes appears there... and this seems a good solution.


  18. On 11/2/2018 at 8:58 AM, Ruby Eyes said:

    It succeeds often enough that it would help tremendously if that information could simply be tacked onto each hatchling trade.

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    On 11/2/2018 at 10:37 AM, HeatherMarie said:

     

    But then we'd get people complaining that the site gave misleading information, or that the trader was being misleading, or simply 'why did it say that and then gender like this??'... The 'note' or whatever would have to make it clear that Influence *can* fail, that an Influenced gender is not 100%. 

     

    Quoting both of these for truth.

     

    I Can SEE the value of being able to tag it onto a trade ( And DOUBLE for precog which CANNOT fail AFAIK?).

    BUT I DO think a disclaimer that influences can fail might b helpful for those that don't already know. ;)