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I was a little late to the silver-catching party (took a bargain getting egg-locked... oops.), but I have some now. They won't hatch until tomorrow though. Still, glad to have some CBs and glad the release will (FINALLY) be winding down with the release of these silvers.

 

Now for Halloween... *collapses from exhaustion*

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Now for Halloween... *collapses from exhaustion*

Aaagh, I know! I'm still scrambling to find mates for several of mine. Luckily, my collection's pretty complete, save for some frozen hatchies and anything gorgeous I happen to find at random, so I'll mostly be focusing on breeding for others, BUT...time is running short for the common mates!

 

BUT...Silver Lunar Heralds! I have 4 keepers right now, and I want 4 more. To try for them tomorrow evening? Or to wait until after Halloween? And I missed the Xenowyrm release, and am only getting any now because I can occasionally snag them when people are looking for Lunars...

 

This is too complicated for me! Lunars shiny...silver pretty...oops, there goes another egg slot!

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Ah, finally added my dudes and dudets to a hatchery.. Now to brace for Halloween... I'm glad I caught a space saver for my scroll! (one of the first CB Autumns for this year)

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Now for Halloween... *collapses from exhaustion*

*smirks evilly*

That is assuming there is no September release, since the Lunar Heralds were the August release. I know it has stretched out for weeks, but still . . .

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*smirks evilly*

That is assuming there is no September release, since the Lunar Heralds were the August release. I know it has stretched out for weeks, but still . . .

 

 

 

 

Lol, indeed, the other biomes have been so long neglected and need a pretty New Release Common scattered among them to keep them from turning green with jealousy.

 

 

 

Lol, most of my eggs were caught several hours apart and one - after two misclicks - is 10 hours behind the earliest.

 

I can see this will be a loooong night... I cannot rest until I at least have my minimum of two pairs from each biome... if at all possible! xd.png

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Oh jeez, I actually hope there is not a September release. In a way, the Heralds are a September release since some of the colours only became available in Sep.

I need some scroll space! Some AP hunting time! I promised someone an egg but I'm locked right now. xd.png

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*smirks evilly*

That is assuming there is no September release, since the Lunar Heralds were the August release. I know it has stretched out for weeks, but still . . .

Oh gods no. I need some rest before Helloween gets here. X(

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Okay i have to wait for my first batch but i want my hachlings now...  sad.gif I would use earthquake if i do not own a pretty code that is not a Silver Lunar Herald. I can get more Silver Lunar Heralds but this code will never ever be available again if i kill the egg.

 

I forgotten the name of the mod who successfully earthquake a few eggs and already has hatchlings, wish you all the best and i want to take a look at your hatchlings now but last time you had hidden your scroll and here is the anti-viewbomber-repellent.

 

ETA: Found the scroll and the hatchlings are soooo cute. wub.gif

Glad you found my cuties (I tend to hide my scroll when I'm not on the computer).

 

For those wondering, my EQ attempts killed 4 eggs and gave me 3 silver lunar hatchlings but I'll be able to try to grab 4 more eggs about 1 AM EST.

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my first two will hatch soon

i cant wait since i spent all my pinks to keep my hoard balanced

 

now to start my Halloween to do list.....

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My scroll will be neat and clean by the weekend, I'm really hoping for a release then.

 

 

 

Lol, personally, I'm hoping for a Sleptinber Release of a single pretty Common on the weekend of Oct 3rd, to give those of us who have more trouble making the connection enough time to get that second scroll-full of the Silver Lunars caught and hatched, as it may take some of us days to achieve that. xd.png But another Release might help take some of the heat off of the Lunars - we slower folk ALWAYS need new eggs NAOW. poptartFINALTINY.gif

 

And that would probably keep us busy until Halloween breeding season started - although I'd be happy to settle for a Release of older Holidays the week before breeding season...

 

 

 

rubyshoes: I'll be the one loudly cursing in an adjoining biome after several hours of trying to catch and suddenly realizing that the 'Sorry' page isn't really sorry at all! mad.giflaugh.gif

 

Best of luck on your hunt. smile.gif

 

These are just amazing dragons and a really cool Release - must be Dropping REALLY well with all of the demand all along!

 

And I finally have a hole starting in one of my Silver Lunar eggs, not in the oldest egg saying 4 hours, but in the 5th down the line saying it's at 5 hours... These seem to do that a lot, had the older ones sometimes hatching first before, too, since the first ones were stubborn and had just slightly worse U Views.

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My Silver Lunars will hatch in a few hours then I will probably hunt in the AP a bit before I breed for some hatchies to freeze.

 

I just realized that I need another pair of CB Gold Lunars though. *sigh*

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If people were locked I feel like it would be easier to get silver lunar eggs when only 5 people are in the biome with you.

 

Then again I've missed rares with 0 people in the biome, so that doesn't surprise me.

 

Slowly getting there...

Edited by Ashywolf

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Oh no! That's horrible! I'm so sorry... ;__;

 

Edit: I looked it up. The egg slot is blocked for 24 hours. The image remains on your scroll for two weeks.

 

I hope you can find more silvers, as soon as the slots are free...

Uh, no, they aren't. Eggs killed by too many views don't take up any space.

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Does anyone know what breed will be released after the Lunar Heralds? Or is it impossible to know?

No one except tj knows :/

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Does anyone know what breed will be released after the Lunar Heralds? Or is it impossible to know?

What breed? No, it's not possible to know. We could have a September release of a permanent dragon this weekend, but we most likely won't have another release until the Halloween dragon.

 

As for what COLOR of LUNAR is coming next, please see the calendar link in my signature for those details!

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Actually I don't think there's going to be a September release, and here's why. I just realized that the way the Lunars were done makes them a brilliant compromise between having and NOT having a September release. Think about it - it functioned like four separate releases, finishing in late September with the silvers. That way we get the experience of a release covering both August and September but without the crazy pressure and problems that come with an actual September release so close to October and thus Halloween and the start of Holiday Season.

 

Does anyone know what breed will be released after the Lunar Heralds? Or is it impossible to know?

No one ever knows except TJ and perhaps the spriter(s) who created the upcoming releases. It's all based on his decisions which are probably pure whim at least some of the time. I know that when I ran a similar game, some aspects of the game were scheduled months ahead of time, like scheduled holiday events, but other things - such as which items would be the item of the month or what new markings to release next - I did on the fly, choosing from the options I had in front of me at that moment when I happened to think about it. Of course some site admins are more organized than others (and I definitely fell on the disorganised side of the scale LOL) but it wouldn't surprise me at all if TJ's release decisions are similarly short-term. They certainly do seem at times to be guided by the whim of the moment but that could just be me. If I were him, it'd probably be a lot of, "Oh, release weekend is coming up... hmm... let's go see what looks good and is useable from the Completed Requests list." xd.png

 

It might be cool to have an 'upcoming releases calendar' I guess but personally I really enjoy the surprise and I think most people do too. biggrin.gif

Edited by Lurhstaap

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Bump for the day! ...Er...night! Watch out for viewbombers and hide your scrolls/eggs!

- Eggs are still silver. We now have ALL THE LUNAR COLORS!!!!

- Millie-Azure has made a New Valkemare Lunar Calender, based on current data, that predicts the Lunar Egg Herald results all the way to 2020!

- Check the DC Moon Watch and Lunar Herald Theories Thread for the current theory on how the Lunar Egg Colors and Moon Phases work! So far, we have been correct!

- State your breeding plans and funny names for the Lunar Heralds in the Lunar Herald Breeding and Naming Thread!

- Please vote for your favorite Lunar Herald color on the  What's Your Favourite Lunar Herald?, Vote away! smile.gif Thread!

- Please tell me if I missed anything!

 

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 both in the WaXing Gibbous phase.

- Everyone is now catching Silver eggs in the Cave!

- We have Adult dragons, and we are now breeding Silver Lunar eggs!!

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

- All of the Lunar Herald colors (Gold, BronzeBlue/Indigo, and Silver) have dropped in the Cave! And all the Lunar Herald colors, (Bronze, Blue/Indigo, Gold, and Silver) 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 21, 2015, 9:00PM, the Silver Lunars began flooding!! Hurry and grab your Silvers!! The flood has dissipated now.

 

- 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.

 

- 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: (Cycle Post taken and modified from TJ's post)

 

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

----- Aurax takes 8 days to move from WaNing Crescent to New Moon and 7 days to move from WaXing Crescent to Waxing Gibbous.

----- Cirion takes 4 days to move from WaXing Gibbous to Full Moon, 3 days to move from WaNing Gibbous to WaNing Crescent, 4 days to move from WaNing Crescent to New Moon, and 3 days to move from WaXing Crescent to WaXing Gibbous.

----- Aurax's New Moon is 24 hours long.

----- Cirion's Full Moon and New Moon phases are confirmed to be 24 hours long.

----- Cirion and Aurax both skip the First Quarter and Last Quarter Phases.

----- !!! Cirion's cycle is completely confirmed!

 

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 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC to Sep 09, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning crescent

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

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

 

Sep 09, 2015 starting 8:00 PM EST/DC to Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: New

Cirion: Full

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

 

Sep 10, 2015 starting 8:00 PM EST/DC to Sept 13, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Crescent

Cirion: Waning Gibbous

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

 

Sep 13, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Crescent

Cirion: Waning Crescent

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

- The Blue/Indigo egg drop lasted about 8 days.

 

Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC to Sep 17, 2015 @ 7:59 EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Crescent

Cirion: Waning Crescent

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

 

Sep 17, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Gibbous

Cirion: New

CB Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Gold, and Bred Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Gold.

- The Bronze egg drop lasted about 4 days.

 

Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC to 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Gibbous

Cirion: New

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

 

Sep 18, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC to Sep 21, 2015 @7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Gibbous

Cirion: Waxing Crescent

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

 

Sep 21, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Gibbous

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

CB Lunar eggs have changed from Gold to Silver, and Bred Lunar eggs have changed from Gold to Silver.

- The Gold egg drop lasted about 4 days.

 

Sep 22, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC

Aurax: Waxing Gibbous

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

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

[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.

7) The Lunar Herald egg colors will come in a linear fashion (aka all the colors in a row.) For example, Gold --> Bronze --> Blue --> Silver --> Gold --> Repeat.

8) The Lunar Herald eggs colors will NOT come in a linear fashion, and there are possible periods where a color or two do not show up for extended periods of time, despite the other colors showing up. For example, Gold --> Bronze --> Blue --> Bronze --> Gold --> Silver --> Bronze --> Continue.

- 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, 6, and 8.

 

- 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.

4) The DC Lunar cycles are NOT equivalent to Earth's Lunar cycle, and the current phases may last longer or shorter than 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 phase change and TJ's correctional post, the Valkemare's moon phases are not in synch͵ supporting Theory 2.

- As of the most recent phase change and TJ's correctional post, the Valkemare's moon phases are not in alignment with Earth's, supporting Theory 4.

 

- 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! And now the Indigo Lunar Herald Avatar!

- LadyLyzar states that Lunar Heralds do indeed have 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.

- LadyLyzar states that the Lunar Heralds were retooled after the Shimmers were chosen for prizes, and while the moon phases work a little different than she expected, it's not complicated, and we will figure it out eventually. She won't tell us anything about the mechanic though.

 

- 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

-  What's Your Favourite Lunar Herald?, Vote away! smile.gif

 

Documents!

- DC Moon Watch & Lunar Egg Tracking

- Valkemare Lunar Calender

 

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

 

Edit: Whoops. Formatting edit!

Edited by Shokomon

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One of mine can start hatching now but the others still have at least 3 hours before they do. Hopefully I can get quite the handful of silvers since they are my favorite!

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5 hours until my first silvers can hatch. 5 hours? Is that right? Oh yeah, I forgot just how long it took me to grab anything!

 

I'm sick, and desperately thankful that this is an internet game and there's no way my draggies can catch my cold. Yes, this is the kind of thing I ponder.

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i missed the whites! :,(

Do you mean Silvers?

 

They're dropping now through most of the 29th. They're fairly easy to get.

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