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  1. 6 minutes ago, IsmaielDeath said:

    Okay thanks. So they are still one of the few special dragons that you can't get as CB variant. Pity. I guess i got confused because the Wiki lists them as Halloween dragons.

    They originally WERE a halloween release.


    Trouble is that a vampire can bite an egg at ANY time of year( unlike the rest of the holiday breeds which have a limited breeding season to 'reproduce after their kind').

     

    Hence, as I understand,t hey are DIFFERENT from the Halloweens and NOT considered one of them anymore.

     

    'Bitten' vampires', then, can be found at any time of year as when a vampire bites there is a chance that even IF the egg turns it will be kicked to the AP. 

    The closest you can GET is a CB egg of some other breed turned vampire.
    Difficult yes, but there IS another thread discussing ways of allowing proper cave dropped vampies to be had!


  2. 14 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

    Oh yes, very much agree! I've been told it's because there have been cases of women who sued doctors because they got their tubes tied and then later decided they wanted a baby, which is frankly ridiculous, if you consent to the procedure and sign the forms you have no right to sue! But yes, for whatever reasons it is horribly difficult for a younger woman to get that procedure done. Doctors will outright refuse to do it on younger women. Even worse, there are doctors who insist that 'if you get married maybe your husband will want children', *that* is horrid. It's ridiculous and horrible that some doctors seem to think a *potential* future husband should have more say in the woman's medical procedures then the woman herself! 

     

    I definitely agree that if a woman knows for a fact that she'll never want to bear a child, or would never be capable of going through the pregnancy, then she should take steps to eliminate that option, ie have that procedure. I definitely think a woman needs to be responsible enough to realize that it's better to do that procedure then to risk getting pregnant down the line and having to abort. Unfortunately, that procedure is simply not an option for many women. Doctors refuse because she's 'too young' and 'may change her mind' etc etc. Also, many insurances won't cover that at all, or only if it's deemed 'medically necessary' because of some disease or something. As much as I *never* want to get pregnant, I can barely afford rent, I certainly can't afford to pay for that procedure myself. And that's a huge issue in general when it comes to medical care, there are things that *could* be done to prevent pregnancy but it's so expensive that it's not even an option for many women, and insurances don't see it as 'necessary' so they won't pay a dime.

     

    Some of that ought to change, IMO.

     

    Like... IF a woman can get an abortion on the grounds that it is her body and she should be able to do what she wants to with it, WHY shouldn't the same logic apply here. Inconsistent IF you ask me. As I said, I personally think that the situations that lead to abortions are tragic at best and would prefer to see ways of reducing the perceived need for them.


  3. 30 minutes ago, TerraAnne said:

    Seeing all these people having trouble finding omen wyrms makes me glad that I caught so many cb's last year.  :o I know the pain though as that happened with pumpkins last year I think. It took me forever to get my two pumpkins.

    I really just wanted my witchlights this year. I grabbed a bunch so maybe I can make some cool lines with them at some point.

    I have been having DECENT luck with my catching now that  the initial craze has died down.

     

    I managed to catch another pair of CB graves, another pair of  CB Caligenes, two more female CB Witchlights, a pair of CB pumkins ( which I missed out on last year!) AND... the Male CB Cavern Lurker I have been hoping for since one of my CBs LAST halloween season misgendered on me! XD

     

    No Omen Wyrms, bred or CB, this year though... but I wasn't as focused on getting those.


  4. On 10/27/2018 at 8:43 PM, HeatherMarie said:

    I honestly don't think forcing the woman to listen to the heartbeat is really about changing her mind, or even making sure she understands how serious the decision is. I think most doctors and politicians who support that simply view abortion as a horrible sinful thing, and the woman should be made to feel horrible about it, should be punished for making such a horrible decision. At least, that's the tone I've heard from most people who talk about that. 

     

    For a little bit of personal perspective, I've talked before about how if I ever got pregnant I would *have* to abort because I'm simply not mentally stable enough to go through a 9 month pregnancy without trying to kill myself (and the fetus). Think about that for a minute. A woman who is *already* mentally unstable, who is already freaking out and completely at the end of her rope and she *knows* she has to abort that fetus/embryo *now* before she completely loses it.... What is being forced to hear the heartbeat going to do to her? It's most likely going to send her over the edge immediately, and there is a very good chance she'll try to commit suicide before the abortion can even be performed. When you are hanging onto your sanity by a thread, being deliberately guilted in such a severe way is bound to push you over the edge. It's torture, plain and simple. It is medically unnecessary to force a woman to hear the heartbeat, especially if she has already been informed about all the actual facts of the procedure. It is not necessary to make a woman understand the situation, it is not necessary for *any* reason. It's just a way to inflict more mental anguish on an already-fragile mind. Torture.

    Frankly @HeatherMarie , what I would PREFER, in a case like yours, is for someone who knows that they never, EVER want a pregnancy and that one will only EVER result in an abortion, to be able to decide to have a procedure that would permanently prevent that.( AND yes, I realize that there are potential issues of people changing their mind AND that often docs are too afraid of a law suite to allow it... at needs to change , IMHO) I suspect that knowing it CAN'T happen, or at least that it is extremely unlikely would add greatly to such a woman's peace of mind and mental health. I don't really LIKE the concept of abortions, ethically, since there is NO agreement as to precisely when life begins, though I can understand that there ARE situations like what you describe AND cases where it makes the woman desperate for WHATEVER reason ( You aren't really any further ahead if the woman commits suicide!) and so would much prefer it if people that knew they were never going to want a child to be able to take steps to prevent that... and that there were just far fewer situations where women felt that they NEEDED an abortion. If any of that makes sense?

     

    Better birth control and knowledge of how to properly use and just more options in general BEFORE it ever got that far?


    I , personally have FAR less issues with PREVENTING a pregnancy before it happens ( via either abstinence OR wisely used birth control) than I do with abortion.

     

    To give a ' for instance' my own Mom, after my sister was born, decided that she didn't want ANY further pregnancies ( too hard on her back) AND had her tubes tied at that time... no more baby siblings for me! Something like that should DEFINITELY be an option for a woman in the case you described!

     

     


  5. On 10/26/2018 at 11:49 AM, HeatherMarie said:

     

    Exactly. Very much this.

     

    My posts were about *after* a woman has had an abortion, and the fact that a website claiming to provide 'after-abortion care' had only negative wording that seemed like it was deliberately focusing on how horrible a decision abortion is and how all woman *must* feel bad about it. @JavaTigress That has nothing to do with making sure a woman is informed about the procedure beforehand. Of course women should be informed about what exactly is going to happen, and of course women *may* feel bad about it or even have regrets after. That doesn't mean an organization should deliberately *push* them to feel guilty about it or insist that it *must* be a horrible thing that every single woman will regret. 

     

    And yes, forcing a woman to listen to the heartbeat before allowing an abortion *is* purely manipulation and guilt-tripping. Offering the option of hearing it, sure, that can fall under 'making sure the woman is informed'. But forcing then to listen to a heartbeat when they have already decided to abort and have already done the research and listened to the explanations and everything, there is NO medical reason for that, no reason at all beyond 'let's make this person feel even more horrible about what they are doing'. 

    Well, and I DID say the situation needs to be handled carefully.

     

    I am not sure that FORCING someone to listen to the heartbeat is the answer. Giving them the option to, yes, I'd be all in favor of that.

    Forcing it? No. I am willing to admit that IF someone has already made the decision that probably isn't going to change it.


  6. Happy Halloween to me! 

    XD

    I managed to catch a couple more CBs! 

    AND I managed to snag a few pretty bred eggs so! Locked now so time to hatch some before I head back out for more.

     

    ALSO the weeping angel treat is cute!


  7. 3 minutes ago, Lurhstaap said:

    No, there won't be any CB Vampires. There weren't last year either. They're not considered "official" Halloweens for some reason. Alas! I'd've snagged those too happily.

    This. I would have LURVED a chance at a CB vampire or two of my very own!
    Any one esle having absolutely ZEROluck at all catching CB s in the Biome, right now. XD

     

    I keep trying but FAILING epically to get anything I go for.


  8. On 9/29/2018 at 3:19 PM, olympe said:

    Well, fact is that at least some women feel regret after an abortion. Offering them help without enunciating all the good reasons for their decision isn't necessarily an evil plot to shame them. There are at least dozens of possible reasons for an abortion, but they are not what might make a woman seek out help afterwards. 

     

    Also, letting a woman listen to an embryo's hearbeat can be a way to drive home the point so many people prefer to ignore: Abortion ends a human life, no matter how developed. Personally, I'd rather have that point made before going through with an abortion instead of after, when someone else might point it out - maybe even your best friend who just happens to be happily pregnant and tells you about her own experience of listening to her unborn child's heartbeat. However, leaking personal information (your name, your desire to have an abortion performed) to other people, even significant others, is an absolute no-go and, at least where I'm from, would be punishable by law.

    I think @olympe makes a valid point here, @HeatherMarie. As even YOU point out, an abortion IS a very serious decision, WHATEVER your reasons for deciding.

     

    The very fact that the issue IS so hotly debated proves that it is COMPLICATED and fraught with emotion ( Whatever your stand on it)... should we be surprised if some women at least ( not necessarily all) have regrets or second thoughts about their choice? Isn't that part of the responsibility that comes with making choices? WHY is pointing out that those feelings MIGHT arise (And they might) necessarily 'shaming'. ( THOUGH I will agree that the discussion needs to be handled carefully OR else it could easily become so!) Is wanting women to be INFORMED about all of the possible consequences of their decision a bad thing?

     

    AFTER all... even IF you assume that an abortion is nothing more than a medical procedure ( leaving aside the ethical argument about it).... when a patient is proscribed a medication by their doctor, or they require some OTHER medical procedure, AREN'T they usually informed at that point of all the possible side effects and complications that COULD occur ( whether or not those happen to THEM personally)? Why shouldn't that be the case with an abortion, too?

     

    Again.... don't get me wrong, it is a discussion that DOES need to be handled with care, BUT necessary, I think.


  9. On 10/16/2018 at 12:40 PM, osmarks said:

    I mean... it'd be something... but would still involve throwing shards at a wall for a tiny chance at winning.

    This.

     

    I don't MIND so much placing my usual entry by doing things I would be doing anyway...BUT paying shards for extra entries, I dunno, it'd feel a BIT like buying a lottery ticket to me ( Which I don't DO because I feel pretty sure the odds are 'not in my favor')... giving up something DEFINITE for NO guarantee of winning. To add to that, also agreed with those that point out there would be likely frustration from those that DID dump a bunch of shards on the raffle and come up with nothing to show for it. I would be more in favor of INCREASING the number of winners drawn, OR perhaps even of allowing prizes to be for sale in the market ( IF TJ were agreeable to that), over this option which, seems to me, might spell more trouble than anything.

     

    At said, I DO think @pinkgothic makes a point.

     

    EXTRA entries I would oppose, BUT I think allowing a person to choose to use their shards to buy their entry ( ONE, SINGULAR) rather than collect a breed they don't want might be an idea. ALSO I second what @Starscream said about punishing those that cheat the system to get an unfair advantage ( IE- via multiscrolling or such like that!)


  10. 21 hours ago, animatedrose said:

    I'd be in support of a holiday AP. Not so much reducing the multiclutch size. Those extra eggs are good for spreading lines around and helping newer users get their hands on dergs that they might not be able to get otherwise. Especially since, last I checked, it's still not guaranteed that the holiday biome will return. I know 90% of my holiday dergs come from the AP because I couldn't get most of the CBs last year due to slow internet.

     

    I like the big multiclutch. I actually had a chance at getting some bred dergs that were, imo, impossible for me to grab CBs of in the holiday biome (like Hollies, RIP any chance of ever catching those in-biome). Less multiclutch means less breeding, less eggs in the AP, while the number of people grabbing them either remains the same or grows larger. I'd rather see a separate AP for holidays than see it reduced. Then there's no worry for regular eggs dying behind the holiday wall.

    This. Very MUCH this. ( THOUGH I am HOPEFUL for a return of the Holiday Biome!)

     

    AND I would say this goes ESPECIALLY if the holiday biome is to be an established 'thing'. 

    Because here is the thing!  If holiday dragons have their OWN special biome... why NOT their own SPECIAL AP?

     

    The beauty of it? A person could then hunt holidays IF they wished.... or ordinary eggs if they had no interest in them.... or EVEN a combination!

    It would allow players more possibilities and options which can ONLY be a good thing.

     

    So, in short, I support a holiday AP to solve the problem, NOT reducing clutches for holidays. They only get to 'reproduce after their kind' once a year, after all!

     

    As for the OP's suggestion about nixing the cooldown on newly adulted holiday dragons and increasing the breeding window...I would say I am of two minds about it. I can see why lineage breeders would like more time. AT said, I would ONLY support it in conjunction with a separate AP for the resulting eggies. AT way those that aren't interested aren't hindered. For NEW release breeds at LEAST I think the  'artificial' cooldown should stay in place. On breeds from previous years.... not so sure. Again, I can see why this annoys the lineage breeders as other breeds can be bred to produce eggies as soon as they adult.

     

     


  11. OK, I am unsure HOW big a problem this is for the majority of players BUT I thought that I would pitch this suggestion and see how it flies.

     

    What I would like is something BIGGER than that tiny little box we get for editing and writing our dragon descriptions. These are longer than our dragons' names, naturally.... so WHY do the boxes need to be so small? it makes it HARD to look for typos and grammar issues and such. I don't recall that it USED to be so tiny? AND Mind you this is on a desktop computer I am talking about ( It may NEED to be smaller on a mobile devise , for all I know.) As it stands NOW scrolling to look through what you have written is a PAIN, since the scrolling buttons are quite touchy.

     

    Anyone else care to chime in on this idea of mine?


  12. 1 hour ago, Awdz Bodkins said:

    You are clearly a better person than they are, as they wanted to troll you more. Most games have a "report" button for abusive players; if you encounter that one again, I hope you are able to use it. You deserve to be complimented for playing a game that most find challenging just to start. I wish you the best of luck and better company in future games.

    I surely WOULD have reported them... if I could have figured out how.


  13. *Sigh* Something is BOTHERING me and I need to 'get it off my chest'.

     

    Yesterday I was playing online chess, as I often enough do...so nothing unusual there.

     

    The trouble IS that the other player it pulled up as my opponent?
    Well, turns out they wanted to 'chat.'

     

    NOW normally i don't chat much while playing chess... I find it somewhat distracting and would prefer to focus on the game itself...anyway MOST aren't that chatty either.

    AT said, I am not necessarily ABSOLUTELY opposed to a quick,' Oh, Hi' , 'good move' or such as that.

     

    The trouble IS that this particular person very quickly became rather abusive

     

    Things like : " You must be the stupidest American to ever play chess".

     

    NOW mentally, of course, I realize that this individual is a TROLL and that the things that they said reflect more on THEM than on me.( AND as a matter of fact I TOLD them, flat out that they were a troll and I didn't see fit to talk tot hem any further... when they couldn't get anything more out of me after that, they then let the timer run out on the game.) The particular individual EVEN had the unmitigated GALL to ask me for a rematch! Ha! I very quickly shot that down. The problem is that it all sort of struck a nerve for me because I have said things mentally at LEAST as abusive to and about my own self. The truly bizarre thing? I don't LIKE it when those sorts of things are said to me by others and they tend to make me angry more than anything...but I almost half believe them when I say them about myself.

     

    Losses are bad enough, but I truly didn't NEED that.

     

    ANYWAY...Mentally I know I should be over it, but emotionally... I keep chewing on what was said.

    It's hard to 'let it go' when your own mind keeps whispering...."BUT what if they are RIGHT."


  14. 29 minutes ago, purplehaze said:

    People are entitled to their own opinion of things. No matter how amazing a dragon is there will be some who are not over the top about it.

    I have to admit I was a little disappointed myself when I first looked at it. I had expected something smaller from the size of the hatchie. Also all the hype about it from people who had seen it in DR and loved it had raised my expectations to an extremely high level. On looking at it a bit more, I do realize the detail and the artistry of it, but still will not consider it my favorite among the pygmies. Sorry if that offends. I do think that @Mewtie shows a lot of talent and has given us a lovely addition to the cave. I will be looking forward to more of her work in the future, certainly! Congrats on becoming an in-cave artist!

    This... is a fair point.I mean... NO dragon is gonna be EVERYONE's thing.

    There are always SOME who aren't as pleased with a  new release as are others. Just a fact of being an artist, I think.

     

    AT said, I DO get the point about pygmies being more difficult to do WELL because of their small size.


  15. 21 hours ago, cbussiere said:

    I'm REALLY liking the look of those pygmies. So detailed, well-colored, and well-proportioned for such a tiny sprite. It looks like really skilled work.

    It does! I already stocked on FIVE of their adorable little eggies! Two pair plus one!

     

    AND I grabbed a pair of gusties, too, so as for me I am happily locked with brand neweggies for the moment.... or not QUITE!


  16. On 9/27/2018 at 9:14 AM, Nat said:

    I can sort-of see the logic of banning fur from animals raised only for the fur, although I agree with everyone who thinks a better idea would be to make the fur-raising industry follow the  animal cruelty laws, rather than flat-out banning the product.

    This... is an interesting point!

    I mean.... IF there are laws governing the treatment of animals raised on farms( For eggs, milk OR meat!) WHY would those same laws NOT apply to a farm that raised animals for their fur?

     

    Doesn't make sense to me, QUITE aside from the argument over the ethics of using fur.

     

    AND I agree with what @RubyEyes said about it getting people to talking and thinking about it. I want to think the discussion CAN be a healthy one.


  17. 37 minutes ago, DarkEternity said:

     

    Lore of GoNs are directly based off Lugia and Lugia can canonically breed in the Pokemon anime. 

    Well... 

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    DragonCave is not Pokemon. There are similarities, sure, and some breeds do seem to take inspiration directly from Pokemon or other things, but that doesn't mean that DC should automatically do everything they do. DC is it's own game, with it's own universe and lore. It needs to be treated as such. If a suggestion is made it should be made because it would be beneficial to DC, not because some other game does it.

     

    edit: I thought I'd clarify, I don't mean 'not a good argument' for me personally. I mean for Suggestions in general. Threads in this section are generally taken more seriously if there is sound reasoning behind the suggestion, if the poster can give good arguments for why the thing would make sense for the game. Threads that are just 'DC should be more like this other game' usually don't get a lot of support.

    This states my thoughts pretty well.

     

    BESIDES which, even IF we go by " 'GONs' are Lugia "... I would assume that Lugia,being a very RARE pokemon, would only successfully give you a baby LUGIA a small percentage of the time.


  18. 6 minutes ago, DarkEternity said:

    I n f i n i t e  G o n  A r m y

    The only WAY this could be worth-while is IF the limits on them were lifted entirely WHICH I, quite frankly, don't see happening.

    Increased, maybe, but NOT lifted totally.

     

    The GONs are supposed to be very powerful and rare dragons, after all, so it makes sense if they aren't as common as some other breeds.

    AND it makes sense if the don't 'reproduce after their kind' the way other dragons do ( Or not often?)

     

    So... that is another nope from me.


  19. On 9/19/2018 at 11:24 AM, GhostMouse said:


    ... some people enjoy abandoning things to the AP on purpose and auto-abandoned vampires save them a step when doing this. I don't bite eggs often but I would be very sad if an egg I wanted to send to the AP instead vanished forever into the wilderness where no one could enjoy it.

    Even if it isn't what you intended, your suggestion comes off rather mean spirited, in a "if I can't have it no one can" kind of way. Also, many members who play don't use the forums and can't take advantage of the giveaway threads, and the trading hub isn't great for gifting, so the AP is really their only chance of getting a vampire.

    This. Very much this.

     

    I have no issue with the possibility of repulsing being possible.