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  1. Popping in just to say that I am super glad you mentioned this, as part of the design inspiration behind the Wintertide came from some of the transoms (ranma) that I've studied from old Japanese architecture. It's a fairly obscure inspiration so I am glad to see some of that came through! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!
  2. Happy Holidays from the Wintertide Dragon!
  3. I don't know what you're talking about, I thought her name was okay 🤔 General thanks to @Process for all the beautifully disgusting lineages I've snagged up tonight. spicy
  4. nah I think what we did fit our intent pretty spot on 👌
  5. I mean. I remember when I was a newbie, and I wanted an alt offspring and could never get one because I didn't have anything good enough (read: "good enough") to trade for one. Which sucked. Didn't even care if it was a 2G or not. Now I've got some alts, so might as well spread some alt love to people that might not be able to trade pretty shinies for low-gen altkin. That way, more people can have some dragons right from spriter alts without having to worry about trading or feeling like it's hopeless to get one. 😉 Also. It was a fun lul. Lighten up, this is the most fun I've seen people have AP hunting in ages. 🙂 It's nothin personnel, kid.
  6. . idk man. I like the Pyrovar's pose. Have liked it since I first saw it. It's a pose you'd catch in the blink of an eye, a frame of a unique animation/movement, yeah? Not exactly something someone would be positioned at for some extended period of time or seen often (like a sitting pose, or a frame of a running/walk cycle for example). You'd be pretty amazed at some of the crazy stuff a body can really do when you take a larger movement and cut it down into its individual frames/components. Pyrovar's pose is an example of that. Shading style is a stylistic choice- everyone both in-cave and in DR has a different style from one another, yeah? If I had seen a sprite like that in DR (since everyone's talking about DR stuff?) I wouldn't have minded it because the way the shadows/highlights are, it's executed correctly, but just in the style of whatever artist. It's light blue, it's at a foreshortened angle and has a big shadow cast on it and is in a style similar to other things made by jotb. (Which I happen to be fond of that style, so...) And ditto to TCA's sentiments. nice post 👍 It's concerning glancing back onto the forum after a while of being gone, at a new release and seeing such a negative thread. A new release is a new release; should be something to be happy about, regardless of if the dragon's your cup of tea or not... and if you've got some frustrations with something else with how the site's handled/art is handled/whatever, try not to take it out on the dragons (and by extension, artists) that got released. I don't think- scratch that, I know- I have ever seen a community react to new additions to a game quite like the way this one does... it's pretty disheartening. And that extends to sites that I've worked for as well as games that I just enjoy as a player (that people pay for)... That's all I have to say to that though. Not really in the mood to debate, just to express my observations. Bleh, whatever. No use rambling on. Anyway, congrats to JOTB and Mys. Nice seeing some more of your guys' work. Keep your chins up.
  7. ^ This is the kind of quality content I look forward to seeing on the forums. As far as new prizes go or how current ones are handled, I'm pretty neutral on it all.
  8. That is quite a wonderful surprise! Congratulations on your Gold Tinsel.
  9. A bit late, but I am very happy to see that one of my Advent eggs made it to a loving home. Love the name you chose for him!
  10. I wish I could give heart reacts on posts, because I am 100% with the both of you! <3 Best of luck to all the midnight egg hunters and everyone else, too.
  11. I am exhausted as all heck... but man... I am so tempted to scramble for dragons at midnight. ;_; Having even one CB Holly has been my scroll dream for so long-- how exciting. Thank you for the opportunity to snag a couple, TJ!
  12. @ people wishing there was concept art... there is breed concept art, I'm just not home so I can't post it right now since I have no access to it. Whenever I get back to my computer I will post it. By this point you guys should know that drawing stuff for breeds like this is kind of a thing I always do. ;P
  13. @Process, congratulations on your first holiday release! It was a pleasure getting to work on these bad bois with you and I am really excited for you!! Thanks for the kind words too, everyone else. It's hard to do things with pixels but without pushing boundaries you never really grow as an artist, and these were a big boundary push for both of us with a lot of ideas that we've both had for a long time and we both learned a lot throughout the... process. *cough* They were a lot of fun to make. I would have more to post but posting from mobile is hard. ;p So I'll post more when I'm actually on a computer.
  14. His hatchlings have around 6d10h left, meaning about two and a half days. ------ I really hope you guys like them when they grow up!!
  15. *rubs chin* applying the 2-CB-limit to a raffle also raises another issue: what if the winner already has two of each existing holiday dragon for that particular holiday? Then what? They just can't get a prize because "Well you already have two of each of the past ones"? I don't know how I feel about people being barred out of participating simply because they, well, may have been around long enough to have all the CBs they're technically allowed to have with the current limitations. Seems to be a bit unfortunate to those (however few it may be) that have been so dedicated/loyal all these years! For my opinion on the existence of a raffle for past holidays, though. I would love this raffle because darn it I want a CB Holly so bad. ;( Hollies are too cute.
  16. Heavensward is too good. Loved pretty much every bit of it. But maybe that's also because Estinien is my favourite character. Now that FFXII The Zodiac Age is out, I've been trying to divide my time between it and FFXIV... it is difficult. God I love FFXII!
  17. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is currently absorbing a lot of my gaming time!
  18. Since there's commentary on the colours and design stuff of the Set/Risensongs, here is my checklist I have of aspects from both dragons that I integrated into the hybrids when I was planning them out: Sunset/rise: >Set/Risensongs have the colours of the Sunset/rise, just inverted placement (so how the Sunrise has a peachy body and pinkish wings, I inverted that-- same with the Sunset/Setsong) >forehead horn nub since the female Sunset/rises have forehead horns >belly scutes like on female Sunset/rises >wing wrist spike (grey) >elbow spike (grey) Sunsong: >the hue shifting in the palette, though a little more toned down since the Sunrises/sets are not as shiny >the wings and wing feathers, and how the wings are the same tone as the bodies without differentiated membrane colour >tail spines from the midway point of the tail down to the tip, just less jagged >wing elbow strut Mixed from both parents: >horn placement like the Sunsong but hybridized with the grey horn colour of the Sunset/rises, and an extra horn in the same place as the female Sunset/rises (mainly from the Sunrises) >a 'midway point' between the number of wing fingers between the parent breeds, since the Sunset/rise only have one wing finger, and the Sunsongs have a bunch more >midway point between having no legs and four legs = 2 legs So I did pull a lot from both parents, in fact almost every aspect aside from the body plating and nose/behind-the-wing spikes are pulled from both parents or mixed from both parents. :o" --- Aside from that though, I love the Dusk Pygmies, cort. <3 they're very cute. If only I had more pygmies to breed some... guess I'll have to go searching for the parents sometime :P
  19. Yaaayy eggs! :D eta: oooh a pygmy too! cool!
  20. Sigh I've been reading the discussion but come on. Can we please not with the whole calling Xenos weird sci-fi creatures? If I gave them legs, I'm sure the tune would totally change, but since they're legless and have scales and bright colours they're now weird sci-fi creatures? And their colours are the way they are because they're literally like poster children for whatever mana type they are... *rubs temples* Ugh... sorry if I sound annoyed, but I kind of am frustrated here, especially since that whole list was literally only dragons that I designed. Also just because a dragon looks sleek and "modern"(??) doesn't mean it breaks the guidelines. Pie already outlined it well enough in his posts. My dragon concepts do follow the rules for DC dragons and they are actually dragons. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in the cave. So can we leave that at that? Also Jazeki the two topic per person rule has been in the guidelines for literal years, at least before 2012, because that's when I started making Dragon Requests. The information has been available and the rules have been that way for a long time. They are just being re-applied now to old DR topics that used to be Completed since the list got cleared. Nothing has changed, it's just being retroactively applied to things that got punted back into DR recently too, like it should be. But the information has been available to access for a long time. That's my only comment I'm making on that particular part of the discussion-- sorry ii. ---- My feelings on how things should proceed with DR have been expressed previously in the thread by at least one other person (since I haven't commented in here myself i don't think) and are already in the OP, so I don't think being redundant would be beneficial since the idea's already out there. But rest assured I do think that the way dragon requests and new artists are handled needs changing. I think there are a few interesting ideas outlined in the OP overall, so thank you for providing the thread to bring some ideas together, ii.