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2018-05-21 - Dragon Cave's 12th Birthday!

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5 minutes ago, angelicdragonpuppy said:

Some reservations, though. I don’t think the sprite updates look good—the heads on them are huge and they look pretty cartoony overall. They also don’t keep the original look as well as some of the past updates. Birdz is a pretty kick butt artist with some really neat sprites which makes it all the more disappointing. (Also, seasonal and red updates over dorsals and stones? O__o)

 

i like the sprite changes overall but in regards to the reds' noggins theyre about the same size proportionally as the old sprite and it keeps with the reds being stouter looking dragons, but i think the new sprites' thinner legs unfortunately does make the head (and neck) size stand out more.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DC!!

 

We have a market now! 
 

I CAN BUY DINOS!

 

*see that you need to unlock the dragon/dino in order to buy them*


DANGIT.

 

Also yea new durgs!

 

Edit: I'm going to miss the old sprites. The Seasonals were one of my first breed of dragons. They look funny now. So do the Reds. Though, this is probably because I'm not used to them . They are nice and artistically upgraded now though. 

- I feel like the Reds would look better without the pupil though. 

Edited by Shokomon

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Just checked out the Market page, and I really love the idea of them not being able to become sick or be traded. If they can't be traded that doesn't mess with any of the trading systems/can't be abused and I really like that.

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At first I was doubtful that these eggs were Hogwarts themed but looking back at the color choices it looks very apparent.

 

I do love Harry Potter but as angelicdragonpuppy said before me, there's a lot of pop culture references happening. Personally I think it's best to have more original concepts, not fanart.

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These updates are fantastic!!! Thank you DC for being the amazing site you've always been and THEN some and thank you TJ09 for continuing to bring us new features and dragons. :) It's been a great ride all of these many years and here's to many more to come!

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1 minute ago, Chronomaly said:

Just checked out the Market page, and I really love the idea of them not being able to become sick or be traded. If they can't be traded that doesn't mess with any of the trading systems/can't be abused and I really like that.

 

Purchased eggs are actually not protected from sickness, but they are untradeable as you mentioned.

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4 minutes ago, Niyaka said:

Firstly I would like to say that I love that sprite updates continue to be implemented. Seasonals were one of the breeds desperately in need of an update. However, they still carry over many of the flaws of the original sprites. The new seasonals are an improvement, but they are still definitely not up to snuff with recent releases.

 

Their shading remains an issue: it is extremely pillowed with too few intermediary colors. And for all of the sprites, there are some overreaching anatomy flaws. The heads (or at least eyes?) are oversized; the thighs are very thick for no apparent reason; the wings appear to connect to the shoulder, which is anatomically incorrect and just looks not quite right.

 

I apologize if this is not the place for critique, but for the sake of improvement these things should be addressed.

 

The more I look at the Seasonals the more I agree with all of this. While I generally dislike sprite updates in general, if it has to be done to get the old sprites up to current standards then okay whatever... But these are not actually up to the same standards as many of the recent breeds. Especially the wing connections, that really does look awkward and unnatural.

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Just now, Whirlaway said:

 

Purchased eggs are actually not protected from sickness, but they are untradeable as you mentioned.

Oh, oops! My bad. Still, the idea is good and I think it is a nice reward system if anyone is unable to catch something in the cave. 

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Eggs bought from the market are not protected against sickness, cannot be traded, and will list “Market” as their location.

Waiiit... does that mean there'll be a new zombie tombstone sprite for the "Market" dragons? Or will it just default to the one shared by "Cave" location and bred dragons? Curious to find out!

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Wow.  :D

Happy birthday DC, and thank you TJ! 🎂 💙

 

 

I did not expect these new features, and I like them. 

 

I'll miss the old Autumns because I created lineages made for their specific look, but the new Seasonals do look better. I bet I'll get used to them soon and make even prettier lineages!  :)

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well uh, more eggs are getting added in just now? including more rares? i thought the lack of rarer dragons was an attempt to keep some balance but i can't wait to be able to buy neglecteds next

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Just now, Fateweaver said:

Where's the market at? I'm having trouble finding it... ^-^;

Click on the button that has the number of g next to your scroll name at the top!

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Chickens cost way more than silvers and golds , according to the market?

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Oh, oh, the Seasonals.... I was actually only looking at the Winters because of my love for the hatchies, but those Autumns, what the heck is going on with their wings? They look like a flat piece of paper or something, no definition or detail whatsoever. Wow, what a huge step *back* in terms of quality! 

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Considering the Market only allows 100g a week, and if you start out with 0g, I think this is reasonable. I don't think trades for super rares will fluctuate. 

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One gold a year, baby!

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46 minutes ago, Switch said:

we neopets now boys?

Yeah I guess so.  I'm reserving judgment but it's so hard.

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I have a question.


The OP implies that we collect shards (of what isn't said. Mana maybe?) and use them in purchasing things.


But the symbol for them is "g" which makes me think gold.

 

So are we using gold as currency? Shards of gold? Can gold even make shards? 

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4 minutes ago, Imzadi said:

Chickens cost way more than silvers and golds , according to the market?

 

Yeah, I really don't understand the Market prices. Trios are more expensive then unbreedables, golds and silvers are less expensive then chickens, it really makes no sense.

 

edit: And Magmas are 500g *more* then Golds!! Whaaat?

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3 minutes ago, Switch said:

well uh, more eggs are getting added in just now? including more rares? i thought the lack of rarer dragons was an attempt to keep some balance but i can't wait to be able to buy neglecteds next

I believe there is still a lot of balance. The rares take a lot of weeks to save up, and plus they are untradeable if bought from the market. I think it will be alright in the end! 

 

Also I like your Vlad III in your signature

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