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  1. Me too. I agree that they put me in mind of cats! These guys are LOVELY. May have to catch more of these pretties...especially if these keep their promise as adults.
  2. This is a point AS... I am not SURE what their baseline rarity is supposed to be. ( AND I do know that MINE can be a lot of FAIL dragons, sometimes, when it comes to biting. ) So clearly some ratio applies to them, also!
  3. Agreed, I would LOVE this way of handlign it.AFTER all, we are more likely to get zombies that day... and zombies appear on our scrolls, too. Vamps in the cave would give it a spooky flavor!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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! No Omen Wyrms, bred or CB, this year though... but I wasn't as focused on getting those.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Happy Halloween to me! 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!
  10. Support! I wouldn't mind being able to explore further and see if I can find the stuff I missed.
  11. 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. I keep trying but FAILING epically to get anything I go for.
  12. 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.
  13. Just a few more minutes tl DC midnight! I have been really HOPING for more chances at CBs!
  14. 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!)
  15. 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.
  16. Cis-gender person of the Female Variety, here.
  17. Oh! O.o I had NO idea! Thank you @DragonLady86
  18. 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?
  19. I surely WOULD have reported them... if I could have figured out how.
  20. *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."
  21. Valid point. The dragons I have purchased in the Market ( AND I have bought a few ) Are ALL clearly marked as such if ypouy look at their pages. I assume that a Prize purchased in market would be the same.
  22. 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.
  23. Ah! But IF they were Plover dragons...wouldn't they be found MAINLY in the Coastal biome? ( As plovers are primarily shore birds, AFAIK?)
  24. 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!
  25. 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.