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I guess we will be dealing with DC-related Murphy's law. If we stay here and wait, no new eggs. If we give up, new pretties will drop and we will not be able to catch them for days.

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CURSE YOU DC's MURPHY'S LAW!!!!! xd.png

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In Other news,

-The Indigo eggs are still dropping. I repeat, the indigo eggs are still dropping!

- As always, please tell me if I forgot anything.

- Bumping because it's been a bit.

 

A CURRENT SUMMARY OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE MOON AND EGGS:

(For everybody who was late to the party and/or wants updates)

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- We have Beautiful pseudo-six-winged Lunar Heralds, the former prize breed, moon-loving dragons!

- Currently, Aurax (Gold Moon) and Cirion (Blue Moon) are still in the WaNing Crescent and WaXing Gibbous phases respectively.

- Everyone is still catching Blue/Indigo eggs in the Cave

- We have Adult dragons, and we are breeding Blue/Indigo Lunar eggs.

- The eggs are found in the Alpine, Desert, and Volcano Biomes. (Think places where the sky is easily seen.)

- So far, Gold, Bronze, and Blue/Indigo eggs have dropped in the Cave! Bronze and Blue/Indigo eggs have been bred.

 

- Info on the current moon phase can be accessed from the Time page, which you can get to by clicking the clock in the top right hand corner of the new Standard DC skin, by going to the Help page and clicking Time Reference link, by going to the first page in this thread and clicking the link in the banner, OR by clicking the 3 above links embedded in this post.

- As of Sept 05, 2015 @ ~9:00PM, Indigo Lunar eggs began dropping en masse! Go and grab them!!!

 

- No one had been tracking the moons until now, so we have no idea how quickly they change. So, we cannot accurately predict what eggs will come when.

- That means no one knows how to get the other egg colors until the other moon phases come and the lunar cycle completes itself.

- There is a possibility that the release started in the middle of the Waning Gibbous phase for Aurax and Waning Crescent phase for Cirion.

- Based on current data, it seems that Cirion's phases change faster than Aurax's.

 

- IMPORTANT: All data before 09/03/13, 1:56 PM was incorrect as the time page was showing Aurax's phase for BOTH moons. TJ has provided a corrected cycle in his post.

- This does NOT affect the information gathered on the eggs, just the moon phases the eggs were caught/bred under.

- The cycle has progressed, and so far we know: (Taken and modified from TJ's post)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DragonCave (DC) to Sep 01, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC.

Aurax: Waning Gibbous

Cirion: Waning Crescent

CB Lunar eggs are Gold.

 

Sep 01, 2015 starting 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent*

Cirion: New*

CB Lunar eggs change from Gold to Bronze.

- The Gold egg drop lasted about 3 days and 17 hours.

* = TJ's post doesn't mention a phase change at the same time the new color drops, but we know the color change happened here. So, we assume the phase changed happened here too.

 

Sep 02, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent

Cirion: New

CB Lunar eggs are Bronze.

 

Sep 03, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC to Sep 05, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent**

Cirion: Waxing Crescent**

CB Lunar eggs are Bronze, and Bred Lunar eggs are Bronze.

** Exact time of change Unknown.

 

Sep 05, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning crescent

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

CB Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Blue/Indigo, and Bred Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Blue/Indigo.

- The Bronze egg drop lasted about 4 days.

 

Sep 05, 2015 @ 12:00AM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning crescent

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

CB Lunar eggs are Blue/Indigo, and Bred Lunar eggs are Blue/Indigo.

[Edited by Shokomon]

- Note: The Moon Phases TJ posted were Phases of the moon at 12:00 AM EST of their respective date. That is why the post doesn't match up with the color change.

- We can assume that on Sept 1, 2015, the phases changed at 8:00 PM EST/DC, where Aurax shifted Waning Gibbous to Waning Cresent, and Cirion from Waning Cresent to New Moon.

 

- There are many theories on how the eggs will come and when, including, but not limited to:

  • 1) Certain eggs being available during different phases of the moons in general, under the assumption that the moons are in synch, and will share the same moon phases.

2) Certain eggs being avaliable relative to the different phases of each moon (assuming the moons are NOT in synch) and overlap between both moons' phases.

3) One moon's phases controlling cave-born colors and the other moon's phases controlling bred colors.

4) Certain Lunar eggs colors are linked to Aurax, and the other colors are linked to Cirion.

5) Gold is the CB color, and the others could be Bred colors.

6) The Lunar egg colors are based on what percentage of the moons are illuminated. If one moon is greater than 50% illuminated (gibbous to full), while the other moon is less than 50% illuminated (crescent to new), then Lunar eggs are the color of the dominant moon. If both moons are equal in illumination, other colors show up.

- Exactly which moon phase produces what eggs, which moon controls breeding and caveborn colors, and which colors are associated with which moon are up for debate.

- The Lunar Heralds' description has given some support to Theories 1, 2, and 6.

- The newest phase change, recent egg colors, and TJ's correctional post seems to support Theory 2 and 6.

 

- There are also theories about the DC lunar cycle itself, including, but not limited to:

  • 1) The Moons are in synch and share phases.

2) The Moons are NOT in synch, and occasionally have overlapping phases.

3) The DC Lunar cycle is equivalent to Earth's Lunar cycle, and the current phase will change in at  most a week.

- And there more theories on the size of the moons, their relative speeds, their distance from Valkemare, and the list goes on.

- As of the most recent change and TJ's correctional post, the moons' phases are not in synch͵ supporting Theory 2.

 

- LadyLyzar will tells us more about the dragons, once we start getting adults.

- TJ stated that the orbits of Valkemare's moons are close to circular, and the centre of mass would be close to the planet as it is much larger in size.

--- (Sorry for the confusion here! I completely misinterpreted what TJ posted. Thank you pinkgothic for making a much more accurate summary statement.)

- LadyLyzar seems to hint that the Lunar Heralds may have been initially intended to be prize dragons, and later states that they were made at the same time as the Shimmers.

- LadyLyzar confirms that the 2nd and 3rd set of wings are in fact illusions. Only the top ones are real and that it is not motion illusion.

- LadyLyzar has given us information on the Adults!

- LadyLyzar is giving us a pretty Gold Lunar Herald avatar to match her own avatar. She'll give us the Bronze avatar once we start getting adults.

--- She has given us the Bronze Herald Avatar!

- LadyLyzar states that Lunar Heralds do indeedhave metallic scales, but she didn't intend for them to be classified as "metallic dragons" like Golds and Silvers. As they were originally intended to be prizes, she wanted to make them shiny and pretty.

- LadyLyzar does not call the "blue" Lunar eggs "Indigos;" She just states that the "blues" are indigo in color as indigo is her favorite color, which makes sense as the "blue" lunar was meant to be her Alt. She later has reaffirmed this, stating that there is no official name for the "blue" Lunars and that they really are just indigo in color as they were to be her alt were these dragons to be chosen as prize dragons.

-LadyLyzar states that the element for the Lunar Heralds had not been planned out, and that she would put them as "Light" element.

 

- The description for the Lunar Heralds has been updated from this:

Lunar Heralds are deeply attuned to the two moons of Valkemare, Aurax and Cirion. Strictly nocturnal, they draw energy from moonlight and will only hunt when the moons have waned. When breeding, the amount of moonlight the parents receive from each moon will determine the color of the egg produced.

- To this:

Lunar Heralds are deeply attuned to the two moons of Valkemare, Aurax and Cirion. Strictly nocturnal, they draw energy from moonlight and will only hunt when the moons have waned. When breeding, the amount of moonlight the parents receive from each moon will determine the color of the egg produced. When a Lunar Herald is struck by direct moonlight, an illusion of multiple wings may appear. Witnessing a Lunar Herald’s illusory wings is commonly believed to be a sign of good fortune.

 

Threads!

- Lunar Herald Breeding and Naming

- DC Moon Watch and Lunar Herald Theories

 

Documents!

- DC Moon Watch & Lunar Egg Tracking

 

And, I think that's it for the summary.

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Ok, then back to hatchin' more AP eggs for me. I also give the hatchies away that hatch.

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I really hope silvers do start dropping tonight. This was an awesome release and the dragons are beautiful, but I have other plans in the works, especially for Halloween, that have had to be postponed because of it. I want the silvers to drop tonight so I know the end is in sight. It feels like a marathon of dragon raising.

Saaaame. I've just started a massive personal checker project and I want to start breeding 2Gs! But then again I need to save my slots! xd.png

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45 mins to go to find out......

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I do hope for silvers tonight as well so I can get back to my breeding.

My friend had her summons available and she could not resist trying it,

what do you know she summoned her 3rd and final egg! She is not hoping for a release now that her last egg slot it full lol tongue.gif

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Maybe we should just add a daily task to our calendars: at 8 PM, cave time, go check the news to see if new Lunar Heralds dropped tongue.gif

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Maybe we should just add a daily task to our calendars: at 8 PM, cave time, go check the news to see if new Lunar Heralds dropped tongue.gif

Very true.

 

About half an hour to go, guys hhh.

 

EDIT: Dang it, just missed a Golden Wyvern hatchie that showed up in the AP. LOL @me still stalking the AP even though I'm only waiting for 20:00.

Edited by moonstone981

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*Pokes clock to move faster*

 

I'm in the group that definitely wants silvers tonight. I'm chomping on the bit here. I want to pick up more pretties! I've tailored my normal schedule so I can be here and waiting. The silver Lunars are absolutely gorgeous and I really really want some!

 

edit: My blues gendered! Oh I love their beautiful wings!

Edited by Marie19R

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Half an hour til the next silver Lunar check... only, um, now I'm locked with blue Lunars. And an AP egg. And 2 xenowyrms I saw going past. And a CB Summer that was a xenowyrm misclick. So...ummm...yeah... *guilty face!!!*

 

PERHAPS I should just go to bed before 2 AM and check again in the morning! I mean, there'll be ONE egg slot free by then, when the AP egg hatches, at least. Eh heh.

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*Pokes clock to move faster*

 

I'm in the group that definitely wants silvers tonight. I'm chomping on the bit here. I want to pick up more pretties! I've tailored my normal schedule so I can be here and waiting. The silver Lunars are absolutely gorgeous and I really really want some!

 

edit: My blues gendered! Oh I love their beautiful wings!

I'm in that group too... and I keep poking at my clock to move faster too, lol.

Ready for silvers over here. Managed to keep myself away from the AP (which wasn't an easy task by any means) so I have spots ready.

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Oh I hope the lunars drop tonight, I want to prepare for Halloween but I don't want to miss the silver flood. With cruddy internet the only way I get new releases is by the floods.

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I do want the silvers tonight!

Yes, I'll be locked until a couple hours after projected drop, and I'll still be too full to really load up on silvers for another day yet. On the other hand, there's lots of things I wanted to do before Halloween that have been on hold for several weeks now, and I want to be done with grabbing hoards of shiny Lunars so I can focus on other things - bunch of breeding projects, arranging holiday swaps, and recruiting more reds and pinks for my BSA regiments (Can't call either an army yet).

 

Evil hatchable AP is evil! And so are those of you breeding gorgeous things to the AP just to taunt me!

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Hmmm. Maybe I'll actually be here for the drop for once. I've been late to all the others.

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Hmmm. Maybe I'll actually be here for the drop for once. I've been late to all the others.

Ditto, though last time I was late I managed to join I joined right as the flood began.

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/the anticipation/

 

Also aghigebauga all the good eggs/breeds both in the AP AND the biomes >.< want... to... take... but i cannn't.

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Well, I have two slots open - hope I remember to shut off the 4 fansites I'm currently running if it starts now...

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