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One of the thing I really have loved about this raffle is that @The Dragoness accepts and allows *ANY* Donation. I mean, generally don't throw in crazy inbred eggs unless there is something funny about it, but heck there are some people who love that stuff and you can donate it. I remember being a younger to growing player and I was gathering all these lineages or trying to and starting out getting all these gifts and I wanted to gift back, but I felt so sad because I realized like.... no one wanted what I bred. It made me sad. It made me feel a little blah. This is one of the reasons I created the Player Event & Activity Thread because I found out that it wasn't just me, but TONS of people who wanted to gift more and have more chances. So it is awesome that, obviously we want to encourage **ALL** people to encourage that, and let them donate whatever, no matter how big or how small. And I'm glad they have a place to do that. I mean they can use the Community Departures Thread, but sometimes stuff just sits there.

 

That is one of the reasons I always try to encourage people, grab some AP eggs, it doesn't matter, and hatch them! And if its a really messy one, donate it say "I give you permission to freeze it if you win it if you want to" and so many of us *LOVE* to collect hatchlings to freeze, and even more people want them to be an adult, no matter how they look, or freeze to grow their scroll so they can build things faster, especially when its crunch time.

 

I know its gonna be a little sad to take a little time off, but I think you all are gonna be pretty busy with Holiday stuffs. But while you are doing your Holiday stuff, or if you missed your chance to Donate, please don't forget to breed to the AP!, We're back up over 5 days and there are plenty of lovely things we can add to help gift there, and via other forums, so you will have plenty of times to share, but heck, let's keep that AP time low, and when we are back up, let's make sure we find some cool people (I imagine Discord and Threads and IRC become a bit more active during the Holidays). So let's keep sharing and keep caring in all the different ways we do!

 

I want to take the time to thank @The Dragoness for keeping this going. I know you take time off now and again and you have been doing this a long time! I loved your name for your Giveaway from the start, I appreciate how much time and effort you've spent refining it and perfecting it, and when people .... Ok, I'm gonna be a little mean here to some people who deserve it. And I'm not gonna apologize. There are jerks everywhere. These were some Sausage Factory Executives. And I've seen them try to harass and/or be stupid with these Events set up by people who spend lots of time and effort working on this for totally free so others can win amazing dragons. Look dudes and Russian Bots, just sign up to win free dragons, you can join in too, we like you too. This isn't a thing anymore, but it was for a bit, and I'm not gonna get into all of that, but the entire reason I started trying to offer the "support group base" with a thread dedicated to *THAT* specifically was strictly out of several needs, but one of them being, I didn't want to hear players be sad or bored in between "Official DC Admin Run Events" and some of them were really goofy with it. They were like BooHoo I am bored I demand the Admins make stuff all month with new releases and super advanced programming plot line events for all my demands and needs and wants because you know... everything else on the site and forums, it just isn't enough I am here for YOU to cater to ME! - Now I'm not saying that there were bunches of people like that. But there were some, and it just struck me as exceedingly arrogant and like - Wow, Dude, You have some Real First World problems you need to get over. And then on the other hand there were a bunch of players wanting to do more gifting and wanting to share and breed more dragons and wanted to meet people and be all positive and fun. And I've always been of the opinion, because I've been on many Games where I've run or helped organize Player based & Run stuff and we had a great time. I mean, I think all the suggestions people have made to improve the site have been phenomenal. Don't think I'm lumping you in with that response above (and honestly, I haven't seen that response in a few years or more since well - we've got so much stuff in game and Player run going on, if someone still feels that way, they just aren't looking or paying attention), because of player feedback and ideas and questions from Admins to the Players and helping develop ideas, this DC Game now has a real world, with lore, with a planet and moons and things and Elements and all this really cool stuff that is just SUPER RICH. I mean, I'm a Story Lore junkie. For a long time we had Dragon Descrips, so it was available that a dragon owner could create their own lore, or various lores, and write them  up and interconnect them. But I feel we have so much in game, and a lot of feedback came from players, and there is just so much you can choose to do or not do. It is great! And I know it took time, but heck, we still have more to come and I'm excited.

 

But I don't want to wait around and demand the Admins, Staff, Mods, Artists, etc. Entertain me. I like to put some effort from us as a Player Community. And that is why I started doing that. See above for tangents, it was a way to fix many issues at once and make a lot of people happy. Fast forward a few months to a few years. We have had lots of Active Ongoing Raffles/Giveaways, and some people eventually had to move on and do other things with life, I had to do that too myself, and some things faded and some things stayed, but @The Dragonesskept on and held on and I gonna give you a lot of credit for that. You are one of the reasons I wanted to come back, and jumped in as fast and as much as I did as soon as possible. Our Player Run Raffles, be them something that just happens randomly, a one time thing, ongoing, or as they are able, are things we need to foster and protect. Because successful raffles and giveaways show not only can it be done, but it can be a LOT of fun and it encourages other people to try it, be it on smaller or grander or varied options. And again, whether it's a one off, a one month run, an as available and announced, they need our support for these things to be more likely to continue and to grow. In all sorts of directions. We have to take care of the people or person who runs these, make their lives easier, show that we really appreciate it, and be there to support it as much as we can. Because this proves to others we are willing to do it for them. As much as we love Dragoness, anything in life could cause these raffles to be less frequent, or even not at all. I'm not saying that's happening, but I came back because things like this raffle were still here and still going on, and again, I learned upon coming back how fragile things can be, and I have watched amazing raffle people get swallowed up, not by anything bad, but just because life gets busy.

 

So even if your life is busy, all of our lives are busy. I do what I can. Do what you can. If we all pitch in a little, then one person doesn't have to carry that burden alone. And it makes things last longer, have more fun, bring in more people, grow the DC community of active, engaged, involved players, who stay around longer, continue to grow, and turn into the awesome people so many people already are. You are all examples, no matter what it is you choose to do. Real life always comes first. This is, after all, still a Dragon Pixel Games. So whether you love the chance to win amazing rare lineages, people popping up to celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries, etc. by hosting some amazing super duper rare prize raffle(s) or whatever, these things happen because of that little bit of extra you do. And don't feel guilty about not doing it. However, if you ever feel down or unappreciated or are bummed about something, mention it. You might be surprised by how quickly you get a reaction. Bummed cuz there is some CB Rare Dragon you just cannot seem to get? Put it in your darn sig and profile that you want one! I have put many things as random "I would really love XXX." and I just wake up one day and get Glomp'ed and I have it. How Else do you think I got a random 3EG Gold Dragon from a Gold Offspring from Midas Dorkface?? I still love that gift and whoever gave it to me, but they were pretty quiet about their name and even if I knew it wouldn't want me to mention it. So I have  no idea who it was, but they were amazing. Sometimes rare asks take awhile, but share it. You might really be surprised at the response you just find magically one day. Need support or help on something? Post it in the Sig/Profile, but post it in forums. We have forums for all kinds of support. You are out there supporting them, why don't you ask for some support too? If this raffle needed a little help, do you think Dragoness would have to beg and plead? I hope not! I would imagine there would be an immediate and overwhelming response.

 

Threads like that prove these sorts of things. People sometimes share really really nice things here. And you need nothing other than 10 Adult Dragons and checking a box to potentially have not one prize, but up to 4! That is incredible and deserves a shout out. But there is a lot more to it. This an essential piece in the Jenga Tower that Builds the Player Community and Player Events, and Also the DC Community Hanging Around still playing the DC Pixel Dragon Game even those these aren't the super hot games to play all the time. No money to buy dragons and special stuff. No Money schemes. That is incredible. TJ could have cashed out big any time. He didn't. And we are glad for that. But do you know why people hang around? Really? It's usually personal connections. So even when people show up less, they still come around at certain times because of that personal connections. Let's keep and grow those personal connections. Thank you, Dragoness, for providing an essential piece of what makes the Community strong and standing. But I just want you all to understand that no matter how silly and simple these things can seem, their impacts are far bigger than you think. Appreciate that, and if you are bummed about whatever, tell people about it and maybe we can make things happen. I mean, I can't deliver a CB Prize to your door, but it is ok to ask for other things, even if they are super rare. Because you never know. And if you need help, emotional support, need to play some silly games, go say I had an awesome day, or I had a sucky day and I'm gonna talk about it - we have hundreds of threads to support all of that. Use them. Just... if you need real life support, remember, this is still a game, and we need you to take care  of yourself so you will still be around no matter if you are in DC every day, or just once in awhile, or move on to greener pastures. We like you and want you to have fun and do what you need to do, no matter what that is, but while you are here, things like this place let us all have a TON of fun!

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Thank you to the donators! I will treasure the checkers I got. 🙂

Edited by Nagapie

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Now Accepting Donations!

 

This week's raffle theme is Autumn Harvest in honor of the shifting colors of the leaves and chilly temperatures (at least in parts of the world). Any yellow, orange, red, or brown dragons would be a perfect fit. This will be the last raffle until November.

 

Suggested breeds:

-Autumn Seasonal

-Harvest

-Candelabra

-Cassare

-Red/Brown Copper

-Monarch

-Crimson Flare

-Freckled

-Golden Wyvern

-Ochredrake

-Royal Crimson

-Seragamma

Edited by The Dragoness
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WooHoo! Another Glittering Gold Giveaway before The Holiday Craziness!! I was so busy with my own life I had completely forgotten we had one sneaking up on us right before October! I am super excited and made sure to help spread the word, so don't forget to remind others to get in their donations, especially if they enjoy donating, because we aren't going to see another round until **AFTER** Halloween, and Post-Halloween, people are going to start getting busy!

 

I am so excited Fall is here, it is my favorite season and the weather has been fantastic! I love the dragon suggestions and ideas, and I love the Fall Theme, and I also love that anything is accepted, so if there is something particularly pretty, shiny, Holiday-themed, BSAs, Hatchlings, or just anything helpful and awesome that you wanna share before we go into our Spookytacular Sweet Treat Time and right into Giving Thanks and Celebrating the Fall into Winter, there are so many awesome things you can consider tossing in to make this round as awesome as it should be since we aren't gonna see another one until November!

 

And - Anyone who would love some free entries to win some free lovely dragons, the more the merrier, especially this time of year! So share the love and news about Donations & Free Entries! Can't wait to see what everyone donates & wins, and I have gotten some donations in, and am working on a few more, and I hope everyone is enjoying their own Seasons of their Lives!

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I have space today for two donations, both conforming to the "harvest" bit. :D (Also bumpity bump)

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Ok, I got some crazy ideas for all of you who want to donate "more" but are having some issues with egg space. And yes, there is always my original ideas that are good reminders to keep an egg slot open and incuhatch some hatchlings or partner with someone who has open room and donate a dragon for them to donate to the Raffle (ya'll can co-Donate or just let them take donation credit if it matters to you), **HOWEVER** I notice the AP is still ABOVE 5 Days ARGH!!!

 

So how about you fill all but one space with whatever you got, and then go thru your dragons and breed all the other stuff to the AP (maybe save the Holidaykin for the upcoming Jazeki's Holidaykin Mass Breeding Event starting this weekend or very SOON to participate in that) **AND** then if you are gonna breed something nice, you can keep that to donate here, or if it is better than what you have, chuck the other item to the AP. We Can get some nice things here for our awesome Donation Fall Pre-Holiday round, maybe get some lowering of some AP time lowering, and then when our sweet Holidaykin come round (and other lovely useful things), we can enjoy hunting the AP for days, on top of EVERYTHING else we gotta do to prep for the Holidays!!

 

Don't forget, show your support two ways: Try to Donate something if you can, even if you think it is small. If you feel you have nothing to donate, but want to donate *SOMETHING*, just consider PMing some people who have already donated and/or people who Gift things for free, tell them what you want to do, ask them to breed you some stuff so you can Donate Here! And you know all those people who you have seen on the Forums, but don't know well yet, or even some newer players or Growing players using a lot of the Gifting threads? You can always invite people to remember to come over here as they are going to be able to enter free **TONIGHT & TOMORROW** - Only a few hours away! Good easy invite to get people involved with things! Including some of those people you haven't talked to much, or have wanted to talk to, even just to say Hi, Glad to see you helping out or getting involved, welcome, Holidays are crazy, take your time to prep but don't let it overwhelm you, take it easy and just enjoy the fun - and come on over here, grab some dragons, and enjoy the upcoming party! But you need to remember forum rules, don't randomly spam people in large numbers. We are talking to people, not pixels (again, we might talk to our pixels, but they can take a bit more abuse at times and still be fine as we are puny mortals - real mortals are real people and should be respected!)

 

And if you are looking forward to entering, or have donated already, please feel free to post a quick note letting us know to show your support for this Event as it helps others be more aware that it exists and be tempted to take a peek and get addicted!!!

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No Longer Accepting Donations!

 

Sorry for the late post, everyone. I was outside taking care of some pre-winter maintenance and lost track of time. The raffle will be open in a few short hours! Thank you to all who donated ❤️

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Ack!  I was still breeding for the raffle.  I thought 8pm eastern = 5pm pacific and it's only 4:33.  :(

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1 minute ago, Dracaena said:

Ack!  I was still breeding for the raffle.  I thought 8pm eastern = 5pm pacific and it's only 4:33.  :(

 

@Dracaena I would PM @The Dragoness as she often takes over an hour to get it all put together as it is pretty much a lot (not that she's slow there is a TON OF STUFF (so if you send it quickly, I imagine she can probably get it slipped in, especially when you make lovely things, so just send a quick PM!)

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10 minutes ago, Natayah said:

 

@Dracaena I would PM @The Dragoness as she often takes over an hour to get it all put together as it is pretty much a lot (not that she's slow there is a TON OF STUFF (so if you send it quickly, I imagine she can probably get it slipped in, especially when you make lovely things, so just send a quick PM!)

I sent a PM,  we'll see if the eggs make it in.  Thanks for the idea.

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Don't forget that in just a few hours or less, you are going to be able to enter for some lovely lovely eggs from a Super Awesome Giveaway Event! Who is EggCited?? Woo For Fall and Woo For Holiday Dragons!! I bred something before I went out to dinner, but ZOMG it was so amazing... I got home a little late and that is quite ok I had a freaking rocking day after Yesterday! Not that it was horrific, but umm... It was interesting but it did what was needed, Anyway, EG Tinsel with SW's in Base, some OG Deadlines, Lots of Spooky Death Spirit Darker Dragon Themes so I think the Line is Fun & Pretty so if you would *LIKE IT* and would be willing to keep it and/or regift it to someone who would enjoy it, feel free to grab it!

 

And don't forget to ENTER in a few hours, and Totally Free Entries end Tomorrow, so make sure that anyone you might care about or potentially like that you remind them too, because when they find out all the awesome stuff YOU won and didn't tell them.... well let's just say someone's Dragon's are going to be staying on a Whole Other Scroll... Oh Wait, they are like that already... Well, it sounded good when we threaten these things IRL, Pixel World is different.

 

Anyway, Enjoy the Pre-Giveaway Entry Gift and Stay Tuned for more Awesome!

 

Claim my eggs/hatchlings!

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14 minutes ago, warriorjames said:

Crud...I bred for the raffle but didn't have a chance to finish and submit stuff. Guess the copper is going to a new home a different way.

Dash a quick PM off to The Dragoness and see if she can squeeze it in.  The raffle hasn't opened yet.

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And I cannot wait to see what everyone donated, but I also more importantly hope we can get a few new faces also signing up for entries, so if you are waiting to sign up, or after you sign up, drop a PM and show some love so we can make sure we add you to all of our coolest Holiday Parties and Events!

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Got all excited over the whole thing as this is the first time I'm reading about it and then I realize I LITERALLY slept through it! 

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wait...I'm confused. The thread title says, open, but the raffle is closed? Did I literally just miss it? :(

 

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2 minutes ago, Wmctalon said:

The raffle hasn't actually opened up quite yet, I don't think you've missed it! ^^

Oh, so I'm early? phew~ still, I'm a bit sad I missed the donation window. I did see it open earlier, but my stubborn CB metals didn't want to breed for me. 

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