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The whole system is based on the amount of light dragons receive from each moon. Right now, the majority of that light is from Cirion, the blue moon, so eggs are still blue to match.

I mostly meant that to be rhetorical. It's a pointless waste of time either way, to force us to wait so long to finally get this over with. The theory I saw earlier would put the Silvers at the 21st which is a completely unacceptable gap.

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I mostly meant that to be rhetorical. It's a pointless waste of time either way, to force us to wait so long to finally get this over with. The theory I saw earlier would put the Silvers at the 21st which is a completely unacceptable gap.

I think TJ did it on purpose, personally, so he wouldn't have to do a September release.

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I think TJ did it on purpose, personally, so he wouldn't have to do a September release.

Which is another thing to be annoyed by, because no September release means no new non-holiday dragons until March, which is an even more insufferable gap than last year.

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I think TJ did it on purpose, personally, so he wouldn't have to do a September release.

Ah, that makes sense.

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I will laugh so hard if Cirion's phase changes tomorrow and Silvers end up dropping tongue.gif

 

Likewise a lot of people are working their moon mechanics based on dragon colour vs moon colour. Yet technically speaking, that could all be a coincidence considering the sprite artist herself told us that the colours were based on being prize dragons...

Edited by bluesonic1

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Once we have confirmed data on all phases, I was considering PMing RubyShoes about starting a moon calendar thread and having it pinned somewhere; however, I wouldn't want to do this alone, as it would be a lot of work to keep up with as well as a lot of math. If anyone else (Shokomon? PinkGothic? Fiona?) is interested, I would be more than interested in working something out. Also, if this has already been set up and discussed, I would love to help in any way I can!

 

Edit: Sorry to ninja your spot, moonstone! tongue.gif

 

Also to clarify, by calendar, I mean basically a list of dates each month, what the moon phases would be each day, and to which color egg that corresponds.

Yeah! That would be awesome! Thank-you laugh.gif

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I think TJ did it on purpose, personally, so he wouldn't have to do a September release.

Not a big deal. I trust my DC friends to let me know when the Silvers will drop. Until then, everything will just be business as usual. Again, no problem, no need to be checking phases of moons or News thread. Very relaxing.

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At least I'm having more time to complete my Blue collection. biggrin.gif But still waiting the Silvers. wink.gif

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Once we know the exact pattern, with how many days for each phase and egg color, it won't be that hard to make up a list of dates for each color. I've already got a start, just needs the actual dates and colors. Right now it's got a lot of "maybe"s.

 

eta: on a more positive note, it looks like I could get silvers for my birthday. While I'm not exactly thrilled to have to wait two weeks for silvers, at least that will be nice.

Edited by Fiona BlueFire

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I will laugh so hard if Cirion's phase changes tomorrow and Silvers end up dropping tongue.gif

 

Likewise a lot of people are working their moon mechanics based on dragon colour vs moon colour. Yet technically speaking, that could all be a coincidence considering the sprite artist herself told us that the colours were based on being prize dragons...

I wish they had created a Pink or Red Herald instead of Bronze/Brown.

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So no silver drop yet well then i can relax a bit now at lest i am not egg blocked.Yep all my eggs have hatched and i hope silver eggs do drop at lest later tonight or tomorrow.

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I will laugh so hard if Cirion's phase changes tomorrow and Silvers end up dropping tongue.gif

 

Likewise a lot of people are working their moon mechanics based on dragon colour vs moon colour. Yet technically speaking, that could all be a coincidence considering the sprite artist herself told us that the colours were based on being prize dragons...

I WOULD be interested to hear how this all came about... My current hypothesis? Lunars have been around since the same time as Shimmers, but we've only learned about the moons (as far as I'm aware) recently. That's a lot of time for TJ to approach LadyLyzar, ask about this idea, and make the moons colors that matched. I'm probably just blowing air. It could just be a freaky coincidence. Still. xd.png

 

Edit: I see you lurking, LadyLyzar! Any chance you'll tell us how this all came about? Please?

 

Once we know the exact pattern, with how many days for each phase and egg color, it won't be that hard to make up a list of dates for each color. I've already got a start, just needs the actual dates and colors. Right now it's got a lot of "maybe"s.

 

eta: on a more positive note, it looks like I could get silvers for my birthday. While I'm not exactly thrilled to have to wait two weeks for silvers, at least that will be nice.

 

No, it won't, it's just a lot of math I don't trust myself to do without someone double checking my work. xd.png I'd love to help (and I'm thinking seriously long term) once we have more solid data!

 

Also, happy early birthday! That'll be an awesome present!

Edited by Millie_Azure

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I retooled the concept after the Shimmers were selected as the new Prize dragon. The colors worked out nicely for the moon phases.

 

I know some of you are upset that Silvers did not drop tonight. Don't shoot me - I was unaware these were being released when they were. Also, the moon mechanic is a little different than even I expected it would initially work, but I think this variant makes much more sense.

 

Don't worry, I promise you will figure it out. It is not as complicated as it looks. Promise. However, I don't want to spoil the mechanic so I'm not going to offer any more hints about it.

Edited by LadyLyzar

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I retooled the concept after the Shimmers were selected as the new Prize dragon. The colors worked out nicely for the moon phases.

 

I know some of you are upset that Silvers did not drop tonight. Don't shoot me - I was unaware these were being released when they were. Also, the moon mechanic is a little different than even I expected it would initially work, but I think this variant makes much more sense.

 

Don't worry, I promise you will figure it out. It is not as complicated as it looks. Promise. However, I don't want to spoil the mechanic so I'm not going to offer any more hints about it.

Oh believe me, I know not to direct my ire at you for this. TJ bares sole blame for making us wait this ridiculous length of time for them.

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It is a time based release, albeit on a much shorter time frame than Seasonals. It is a new time mechanic that breathes new life into the game, IMO.

 

EDIT: It would not make sense to have them all drop at once. Due to the cycling of the moons, you would have to wait for some of the sprites regardless of when the release began.

 

Not everyone is going to like it, but from my observation most of the userbase is having fun figuring this out and enjoying the sprites. That's a win in my book.

Edited by LadyLyzar

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Oh believe me, I know not to direct my ire at you for this. TJ bares sole blame for making us wait this ridiculous length of time for them.

Agree with you.

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It is a time based release, albeit on a much shorter time frame than Seasonals.  It is a new time mechanic that breathes new life into the game, IMO.

 

EDIT:  It would not make sense to have them all drop at once.  Due to the cycling of the moons, you would have to wait for some of the sprites regardless of when the release began.

 

Not everyone is going to like it, but from my observation most of the userbase is having fun figuring this out and enjoying the sprites.  That's a win in my book.

I personally LOVE this release. It's a puzzle that needs figuring out, and I'm happy to be a part of it! I'm a patient person, so the waiting doesn't bother me a bit. In fact, I think it just makes it more exciting. These dragons are truly gorgeous. Thanks for responding to the question above and for a truly epic dragon!

Edited by Millie_Azure

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Don't worry, I promise you will figure it out. It is not as complicated as it looks. Promise. However, I don't want to spoil the mechanic so I'm not going to offer any more hints about it.

At this point, it is not important. Someone will figure out and let others know. But, speaking for myself, I lost interest on the exercise. I'll get the Silvers when I get them. In the meantime, I can easily find something else to do. In DC or not.

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You know what would be really funny?

That the Silver Lunars drop for five minutes, and then we have to wait a month before they appear again! wink.gif

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Lol, I dunno about you guys, but I may not be breeding or catching anything irreplaceable for weeks! (Or sleeping! xd.png )

 

 

Edit: jerzeeshadow, wash your mouth out...er...your typing fingers with soap! laugh.gif

Edited by Syphoneira

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It is a time based release, albeit on a much shorter time frame than Seasonals. It is a new time mechanic that breathes new life into the game, IMO.

 

EDIT: It would not make sense to have them all drop at once. Due to the cycling of the moons, you would have to wait for some of the sprites regardless of when the release began.

 

Not everyone is going to like it, but from my observation most of the userbase is having fun figuring this out and enjoying the sprites. That's a win in my book.

I'm really enjoying this release too. Plus being a nutter of Earth's moon and constantly following its phases, I'm actually so happy to see a dragon that follows in-game moons like this. It's a very cool mechanic!

 

I agree that having to wait sucks, but it's the price to pay for a new mechanic being introduced into the cave to make things interesting. At least the wait is not as long as when the Seasonals got released xd.png

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Lol, I dunno about you guys, but I may not be breeding or catching anything irreplaceable for weeks! (Or sleeping! xd.png )

My friend, why would you? There are other awesome eggs to catch or breed. And sleep is more important than anything else tongue.gif

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Personally, I've been having a lot of fun trying to figure it out.

 

Millie, I actually enjoy astronomy and figuring out long term dates like these will be. I think we'll have a lot of fun keeping on top of which color we get when.

 

 

Also, I don't know of any reason we can't have a new release in September. Even if we're still figuring out Lunar Heralds we still would enjoy new eggs, and we'd have plenty of time to catch them. Maybe a simpler one though.

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You know what would be really funny?

That the Silver Lunars drop for five minutes, and then we have to wait a month before they appear again! wink.gif

ohmy.gif

 

That's pretty scary.

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Oh believe me, I know not to direct my ire at you for this. TJ bares sole blame for making us wait this ridiculous length of time for them.

Was this sarcasm? Cause it really hasn't been that long yet. =o

 

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Since silvers didn't show up (aww, I too was hoping they would), I actually have another idea of what is going on. But since I haven't been paying attention to the moon phases and don't feel like reading through the big post of useful information right now, I dare not share my theory, lol - which has probably already been said here somewhere since many predicted no silvers today.

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