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2017-02-14 - Valentine's Day!

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Man...kinda disappointed now.

 

I do like the adult sprite. But the old hatchling sprites were so much better and I was actually excited to see what they looked like when I saw them. Because obviously it was going to look different.

 

Not so much anymore.What the heck is going on .Did the dragons get swapped? Seriously?

 

So many things to be frustrated about these days on here. smh

 

And to the people getting mad at the negative response to this:

 

If someone would actually shed some light on the situation, instead of keeping everyone in the dark as usual, then maybe it would be easier to understand? Just a thought. Keeping a player base in the dark in ANY game without giving a reason at all to a change is not good, at all. I can't even think of another game that makes changes but doesn't say when/why.

 

Could have at least put in "These will be placeholder sprites. *Gives reason why.*" :<

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The only thing that confuses me about the adult description is the floral scent. Do they just smell like flowers or is this an attractant that's tied to their matchmaking like the heartseekers' chocolate smell?

 

Also, a name explanation would be great--not that there is anything wrong with it--I would just like to know what it means. Cervos/Cervus are deer, and these are not very "deery" anymore.

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Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of the new hatchlings (S1 especially- I don't know enough about art to figure it out, but something just looks off). The adult is very pretty though, although I didn't realize that that white thing was a pearl at first, I thought maybe it was some kind of flowered tail. I was really excited to get another deer-based dragon and I don't see that at all in the new sprite, apart from maybe the antlers. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was curious about why this happened, but I doubt we'll get any sort of explanation except off-site rumors.

 

That being said, if this was indeed a rush job, it's very good considering how little time they had to do this. Even if I'm a little disappointed, the adult is probably my favorite Valentines dragon so far, and it looks like it'll look fantastic in lineages. Hopefully we might get some little tweaks a little later on, but in my opinion, the adult, at least, is very pretty.

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I'm not an in-cave spriter, but if any ever of my sprites got in but then had to be removed - even if I myself requested their removal - I would HATE for their replacements to be imitations of my design. Furious. Obviously I cannot speak for the spriters of these dragons, but I think to replace them with a clone is not ideal.

 

I also couldn't resist...

user posted image

Okay, I have to admit, I really don't like the new ones. They're much too dark and hard to see the details of. Still, if it has to be done, it has to be done.

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By the sounds of it, the name and description were intended for the original dragon, and weren't changed when the dragon itself was.

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I completely missed the drama as per usual but just here to say that the Adult Dragons are really lovely & a great shade of purple (purple valentine's dragon yes!! <3)

 

 

The new hatchlings... mhm. huh.gif

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Well the adult is pretty enough.

I don't like the new hatchlings, especially the S1 one, but what is important for lineages and for seeing it on out scroll is the adult, so that's ok.

 

I just hope we won't never see how the "original" adult would have been (so we will never know what we missed) and that TJ will explain what happened a bit better, just to make us understand and avoid speculations

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Well, I feel that the name I chose for one of my new hatchies- Weirdest Valentine's Ever- is appropriate in two ways:

1) It's purple, which I wouldn't call a traditional Valentine's color.

2) The sprites have changed since release. I'm not sure if this has happened before (I mean on a small scale- I know things like the early sprites and eggs have changed a few times, but that's always been to many dragons at once) but it's the first time it's happened since I came here, I think.

(I KNEW the sprites changed! I wasn't crazy! xd.png)

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For the new page:

 

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.

{snip}

 

Comparison:

~Removed~ (Provided by Aurigena)

user posted image --> user posted image

Even the egg sprite was modified a bit

 

user posted image New Egg Vs. Old Egg user posted image

 

{snip}

Current Adult: user posted image

 

Form your own opinions, but please, don't insult the artists.

Edited by SockPuppet Strangler

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Looks Like I can start over after winning the game! Also there is new stuff to do!

I used your guide and wiki. The game let me "start over". Is there anything to gain from doing it over? Will my badge on DC change?

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I can't help it, I'm disappointed. Maybe they will grow on me, but for the time being, I'm very disappointed. (Not that anybody cares.)

And I think Naruhina has a point, the new sprites do indeed look like an earlier, "unfinished" version of the dragon. I don't know what's going on behind the scenes, but I'm truly sorry that this had to happen. sad.gif

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As for the alts... I feel like the original artists still should receive them. It might be a bittersweet thing, because odds are they were more attached to the 'first' set of sprites, but conceptualists have gotten artist's alts in the past despite not having actually touched the sprite themselves.

 

It will be really sad if there are no alts this year.

I strongly agree with this. It may not make anything different, but the original spriters really do deserve alts as well as the new spriter.

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I used your guide and wiki. The game let me "start over". Is there anything to gain from doing it over? Will my badge on DC change?

Only if you like exploring all the options, the badge won't change. smile.gif

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I've been stuck at the cliff for the past two hours. unsure.gif I'm not sure about this game.

Psst, the cliff is a dead end. Go back.

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Crit for the new S1, if that's okay: They might look a little odd because they're off balance. Her head is pulling her weight to the left, but she don't have anything to act as a counterweight. Her legs are mostly straight up and down, so they can't compensate. The front right (our left) leg in particular makes it look like she's falling forward because it's tucked back and not supporting her weight as it holds the pearl. Maybe if she was sitting it would be easier to balance things out?

 

I actually do kinda' like the new colors more, though. They feel a bit warmer than the original ones.

Edited by 11th

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Well....those aren't my dragons. Guess a lot happens when you go to sleep, huh?

Certainly does. sad.gif For what its worth, the original hatchlings had me seriously excited. I'm very sad to see them gone.

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Well....those aren't my dragons. Guess a lot happens when you go to sleep, huh?

I can't help but wonder what the original adults looked like now, though.

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Psst, the cliff is a dead end. Go back.

Even doing that, this game has given me a migraine. I don't understand what commands to use. I don't think I'm meant to complete this game. I just hope the badge doesn't change upon completion.

 

I love the purple Valentine's dragons though. smile.gif

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Well....those aren't my dragons. Guess a lot happens when you go to sleep, huh?

I'd also like to extend my support for your hatchlings. I don't know what happened, but I am very sad to see them gone. It is a sad state of affairs for sure. Best of wishes to you.

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Well....those aren't my dragons. Guess a lot happens when you go to sleep, huh?

You mean you didn't even know...? blink.gif

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Even doing that, this game has given me a migraine. I don't understand what commands to use. I don't think I'm meant to complete this game. I just hope the badge doesn't change upon completion.

 

I love the purple Valentine's dragons though. smile.gif

The badge doesn't change, I've done it a few times. There is a guide if you do wanna finish it though. smile.gif

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