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2017-02-14 - Valentine's Day!

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I really love the new ones. The other one was lovely, but there are already so many dragons with antlers that look like reindeer. Thanks for updating us on the situation TJ!

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Awwwww, the pearl is in the Paw! And I like the Antlers being on the s2, baby deer are not after all born with antlers! (ouch, poor momma!) I'm glad they look less like Solstices now, though. tongue.gif That would make 3 holidays look like deer.

 

As for the rest.... Remember DC's history, and the Great Fog. Remember what nearly happened with Dovealove. Remember Frills, and what nearly happened with them.

 

Whatever happened to cause another sprite change out like this... it couldn't have been good. I'm just glad it worked its way out before people started building lineages.

 

Cheers!

C4.

Edited by cyradis4

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I just hope we get more explanation on why the sprites changed later...

 

EDIT: The hatchling descriptions have changed now too!

From the 'shimmering pearl in the antlers' it's now 'It has a conjured a shimmering pearl that it always brings with it.'

 

Even the egg sprites have changed, the twirl on the egg is the other way round!

Edited by arjunvohra

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Well, to me, it did look very similiar to both the Solstice and BSA Purple dragons. So maybe their artists complained?

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What happened to the dragon sprites??

 

Figured out the when but why? What unforeseen circumstances changed all the sprite mid release??

I can only assume a credit issue, but still...

 

e: also, three dragons that look deer-like is not a lot of deer-like dragons when we have so many genericly draconic dragons. They became less unique and less interesting with this change.

Edited by Guillotine

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Is this why TJ's hatched so late? To buy time because at that time someone was already frantically spriting a replacement?

 

I thought the old sprites were nice and clear, with the new ones I'm not quite sure what's going on. But as long as I haven't seen the adult it doesn't really matter anyway. Bring them on happy.gif

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Oh what a pity, I really liked the old hatchies.

Let's hope the new ones will grow into a pretty adult at least

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Thanks for letting us know what was going on, TJ.

 

I liked the original sprites better too, but the current ones are still really cute and I'm still eager to see the adults.

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Their descriptions have changed from carrying the pearl within their antlers, to with them at all times. I do wonder who sprited these?

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I can only assume a credit issue, but still...

 

e: also, three dragons that look deer-like is not a lot of deer-like dragons when we have so many genericly draconic dragons. They became less unique and less interesting with this change.

I like my dragon cave experience being genericly dragony. I'm all about dragons and stuff.

 

I love the babies they are cute little nuggets omg ;_; Who did those I need 12

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Oh, and apparently I should actually describe why I dislike the new sprites so:

 

S1 is less dynamic and too stiff, colors are "off" in a way I can't put my finger on, no antlers or pearl on antlers despite it being in the description, proportions are off (head seems much too large for the body; if the attempt was at a baby-ish look, it was a failure), and it is now much more generic-looking.

 

I can't recall what the original S2 looked like, but the "too generic and no antlers" applies, and the S2 is also difficult to read due to the colors used.

 

e: Change happened while I wrote this. My position remains: these are not good replacements.

Edited by Guillotine

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That's a shame, I really liked the previous sprite. Granted, these ones are just as pretty, but as Guillotine says they look less cervine and more generic dragon now.

 

Still, I'll reserve judgement for the adults.

 

 

Edit; I had only seen the stage 2 hatchlings, just saw the stage 1s after refreshing my own scroll. Umm....yeah. You don't want to know my thoughts. I shall standby what I said, I'll wait for the adults before I decide.

Edited by CharonDusk

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Aww. ): Seems like the S2s have so much thicker necks... less elegant and more like the Desipis almost. Squatter. I hope that doesn't translate to the adult.

 

I understand there's probably not anything anyone could do, though. I assume one or both of the spriters decided they didn't want their art to be on the site.

 

Regardless, I hope that these aren't necessarily permanent... more time should be allowed because of this unusual situation to offer spriters a chance to release their "perfected" art (unless these were actually done a while ago and not in a rush) even if that were a week or longer, or maybe give other people a chance to make new sprites too.

 

I just hope we aren't stuck with rushed sprites or anything like that, and that regardless of how they've been done now, they might be updated and polished or even changed dramatically later on. I was really set on something more similar to the originals. D: Pearls being held by antlers is definitely not a concept that only the original spriters came up with.

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Wow, this is actually kind of disappointing, I really loved the graceful, deer-like look of the sprite before. A dragon I was looking forward to with eager anticipation has sort of become "meh". I'm sure there is a good reason for why they had to be swapped out, but it's still sad. Hopefully the adults will look cool.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the released sprites had to be changed. I apologize for any inconvenience that may cause, though thankfully it has no chance to impact lineages, since all dragons are CB and none have bred yet.

Thanks for the update.

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I think theyre pretty!! the old sprites were nice but they were kinda plain pose wise d:0 im excited to see the adults!

Edited by Acelizard

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We don't even know that there was a change to the adults as well. But they are still pretty.

Is this why TJ's hatched so late? To buy time because at that time someone was already frantically spriting a replacement?

Can't be or the earlier ones would NEVER have appeared at all (they didn't hatch "late" IIRC.) And EEF referred to their work on them in this very thread...

 

Oddly there are no artist credits on the hatchie page....

Edited by fuzzbucket

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I can only assume a credit issue, but still...

 

e: also, three dragons that look deer-like is not a lot of deer-like dragons when we have so many genericly draconic dragons. They became less unique and less interesting with this change.

There are only one Solstice dragons. tongue.gif The Snows are nice sprites, but.... I can't warm to them because they look too much like Solstices, one of my favorites. I'm all for more variety!

 

And 3 deer like dragons that are ALL Holidays is a bit much, meh thinks... tongue.gif

 

Cheers!

C4.

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(they didn't hatch "late" IIRC.)

Might've been my impatience waiting for them to hatch that clouds my memory xd.png

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Aw, that's a shame. I liked the older sprites very much. Huh, wonder what happened.

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There are only one Solstice dragons. tongue.gif The Snows are nice sprites, but.... I can't warm to them because they look too much like Solstices, one of my favorites. I'm all for more variety!

SNOWS LOOK LIKE SOLSTICES ?

 

ONE of us needs new glasses.... laugh.gif

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