Messy Lineages in Site Discussion Posted December 5, 2010 That's what I had heard because some people were upset to find out that freezing and releasing wasn't helping the ratios. That's correct. Dragons in the wild does not count towards the ratio. Therefore, freezing and releasing will not alter the pre set ratio. Some people do that not for the ratio, but to prevent a long messy lineaged dragon from maturing and breeding (thus, adding another generation to it's already lengthy lineage). This solution is temporary because the original breeder can still bred a sibling to the released dragon and the percentage of breeding vs. freezing/releasing is really too low to make any visible difference. I use to do that freeze and release but I don't bother anymore. It either makes for good zombies or I throw it back out there for someone else or freeze it and leave it on my scroll if I want a hatchie of that breed.