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What was the first dragon with a 5-digit code?

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Hi, so I'm running a little "experiment" and I was wondering if there is record of the first dragon with a 5-digit code? I am also wondering if there is any (public) running count of exactly how many dragons have been created during DC's existence! If you have answers to either of these questions, I'd appreciate it greatly!

 

(ps: my reasons are secret... for now.)

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I'm guessing only TJ has access to the full count of how many dragons exist and to the knowledge of the first five-digit dragon, so you might just have to ask him directly and see if he tells you. It can be narrowed down a bit, since the five-digit code change was made on June 10, 2011; thus, the first five-digit dragon egg must have been created/laid/stolen on June 10, 2011. From there, though, you'd have to know how the dragon codes are generated to know what the first one would have been, and as far as I know the algorithm is secret.

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9 minutes ago, Caliscurum said:

I'm guessing only TJ has access to the full count of how many dragons exist and to the knowledge of the first five-digit dragon, so you might just have to ask him directly and see if he tells you. It can be narrowed down a bit, since the five-digit code change was made on June 10, 2011; thus, the first five-digit dragon egg must have been created/laid/stolen on June 10, 2011. From there, though, you'd have to know how the dragon codes are generated to know what the first one would have been, and as far as I know the algorithm is secret.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... interesting. I could try to ask TJ, but if it's tip-top secret, I dunno if he'd answer... Thanks for the info, though!! ❤️

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If I find out anything I'll let ya know 🙂 it's possible he wouldn't mind sharing the dragon count at least, Dragon Cave already has a live user count.

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But since you say your reasons for asking are a secret, he probably wouldn't say - in case you are planning something DC related involving engineering..

 

As a matter of interest - would you want to include all the ones that never got picked up; that died or died on burned scrolls, that were killed, that went wild, or what ? Ar you actually hoping to find out how many 4 digit codes there were before more had to be added ?

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48 minutes ago, Fuzzbucket said:

As a matter of interest - would you want to include all the ones that never got picked up; that died or died on burned scrolls, that were killed, that went wild, or what ? Ar you actually hoping to find out how many 4 digit codes there were before more had to be added ?

 

In terms of the ongoing count, it would include all dragons that had been created since DC's creation! This would include killed, wild, frozen, etc. etc. as long as they had a code at some point in their existence that can no longer be repeated!

 

In terms of the first 5-digit, if I could find out how many were before it, that'd be awesome, though I don't necessarily need it (at least not right this instant)!

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I don't think @TJ09 would want to tell you that without knowing why you want to know. The mention of needing to know suggests you want to use the information.

 

And you do know that codes get recycled ?

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Just now, Fuzzbucket said:

I don't think @TJ09 would want to tell you that without knowing why you want to know. The mention of needing to know suggests you want to use the information.

Oh!!! Well I'd tell him, of course! I meant that the bigger scope of what I'd use the information for would be secret to the wider forum!! Sorry, I should've been more clear!!

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If you're using it for an infographic, a data analysis/school project, or for academic research it's possible he wouldn't mind sharing data with you, but it's completely up to his discretion. The total dragon count at least should be fine, but the first five-digit dragon could be secret because it would draw attention towards said dragon that the owner might not necessarily want - same reason it's taboo here to post links to other people's dragons without their consent.

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39 minutes ago, Caliscurum said:

The total dragon count at least should be fine, but the first five-digit dragon could be secret because it would draw attention towards said dragon that the owner might not necessarily want - same reason it's taboo here to post links to other people's dragons without their consent.

I have thought about the possibility that the first 5-digit dragon would belong to a user who did not want that dragon shared around, which is why I would by no means pressure TJ or that person for that information!! I wouldn't want to cause anyone distress, break any rules, or otherwise- I am simply just curious, and I am okay with no answer! All it means is that I wouldn't be able to get access to that information, and I wouldn't be able to fully research the topic, and that is completely FINE!!! What I have planned is by no means essential, and ot is so early in production that it is not even a "passion project!" I would be respectful of any answer I got!! ❤️

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It is possible that the person with the first 5-digit dragon doesn't even know that they have it. I am actually not sure how they would know that theirs was the first.

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17 minutes ago, purplehaze said:

It is possible that the person with the first 5-digit dragon doesn't even know that they have it. I am actually not sure how they would know that theirs was the first.

Very true!! Which is why if/when I would obtain that information, I'd work to be 100% sure that that person would know that I had that kind of information, and that it would be entirely their choice if I shared it or not!!

 

In terms if how they would know... I'm not sure, either!! I have a few ideas as to how that information could be found, but it would depend on a couple bits-and-baps and what kind of information I can actually plausibly glean. We'll see!!!

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