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06/02/10 - State of the Cave

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i don't know if it's just when i get online, but at least 2/5 times i browse the AP, it has two lines or less. i haven't seen any change with whatever has been put in.

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It seems to me the no cave block is because the release of the Terrae and Dusk eggs is still going on. This would also explain why they and the MM eggs currently dominate the drops. The cave has been acting this way since they were first released.

 

Well, I hope the cave will drop again as usual when the release is over. Now it is almost impossible to get "old" CB eggs and 5 minutes each hour is really a short short time sad.gif

 

I miss the Magis and the purples sad.gif

Edited by Iside

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Hmmmm I've never had a problem with cave blocking.

 

In fact lately there have been very little eggs in the ap which means it's harder to catch stuff (as there is greater competition). When the cave has blocked for me in the past I normally only have to wait a little while and it'll be unblocked. Also the fuller the ap the more likely trades are succesful.

 

I'm not averse to change but I don't think it was actually needed.

Then again maybe it's just my timezone xd.png

Edited by Lunaeluu

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Oh, this seems to be new: http://dragcave.net/wilderness/young - the wilderness for eggs and hatchlings.

 

So it looks like the eggs and hatchlings that aren't grabbed after a while are automatically sent to the wilderness. Interesting... I'm wondering if wild eggs die after a while. I guess that we will see that in a few days.

http://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?showt...0entry3871633

 

According to TJ:

 

AP eggs don't go to the wilderness. Sometimes wilderness eggs will go to the AP, but not the other way around.

 

 

 

I really think a lot of the empty space has to do with people being locked with stuff they don't want to drop.

 

I don't know what TJ is doing as far as the eggs that stay in the AP or cave too long, but I would *guess* that he will put them in a temporary queue to be added back in when the AP is slower, or the cave would be otherwise empty.

 

That is my theory, anyway..

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My ideas (haven't tested them yet) is because lots of people are saying that there are shorter cave drops, and not many eggs is the AP, is that we MIGHT have multiple clutched to keep the egg ratio correct. I will soon test this theory, but as soon as I am unlocked.

 

And I do have one question. At the moment, the AP is actually blocking the cave. So does it just go down to a few during and around the drops? Or is it random?

 

Thanks, Kayla

 

EDIT:: I jest went breeding, and this is what I got: (you can scrunch up this theory tongue.gif)

1: 1 egg

2: 1 egg

3: 1 egg

You do realize that one person's results alone have little to no meaning to towards that theory right?

Edited by nepherim

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Haven't tried it yet because I'm locked, but from what I've been reading, this sounds wonderful. I joined right after the cave started being blocked all the time, so this is a great relief. :D

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I noticed I no longer see the Breed Specific Action for SUMMON on any of the ice, magma or electric dragons @_@ is that gone now? I never did get a Summon egg. sigh. Every attempt was epic fail

 

Off to raise ozimal bunnies in SL.

 

mcx

Edited by Mooncatx

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I noticed I no longer see the Breed Specific Action for SUMMON on any of the ice, magma or electric dragons @_@ is that gone now?  I never did get a Summon egg. sigh.  Every attempt was epic fail

 

Off to raise ozimal bunnies in SL.

 

mcx

The summon ability only shows if you have fewer than 4 eggs and fewer than 4 growing hatchlings on your scroll (i.e., you are not scroll locked from grabbing more eggs from the cave).

 

@ kayla0297: As far as breeding goes, I have not produced more than one egg in a breeding in a very long time. I do not see single eggs produced as a change in breeding outcome.

Edited by Awdz Bodkins

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Observations from this last drop:

 

- Drop ended at :05 on the dot, but only because the eggs ran out. Does this mean that at :05 the Cave stops generating eggs, until the next 5 minute drop? So whatever is left out there at :05, when those are gone that's it, until the next 5 minute drop?

 

- AP was completely full during the drop, yet the Cave stayed Unblocked. Does this mean Flood Control is still off from the New Release, or does the AP no longer affect the Main Drop?

 

- All I see is 7 day eggs in the AP. Could be nothing, but I'm just observing.

 

- Cave drop consisted of a pretty wide variety. Just off the top of my head I saw Purple, Canopy, Terrae, Glory Draks, Balloon and I think a Daydream. So older breeds can still be picked up, if not as easily.

 

- Lag is there, but not overly much for me. It seems to be like before, when you'd be doing fine, then get hit with about 1-2 minutes of lag, then everything is fine again. Annoying, but workable.

 

All of that probably means nothing, but I'm just putting out there what I've seen. Personally, it's just reminding me of how New Releases work.

 

EDIT: at :18, I'm seeing the message of a blocked Cave (not the message that there are no eggs to be found, but the one that says, "The Cave is blocked"). The AP is at a little less than 5 lines. Does this mean that there are eggs in the 5 minute drop that we can't get to, because of a blocked AP, or is this message simply showing up, just because?

Edited by Gyps13

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I think this works quite well, but where do the eggs that "disappear" go?

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Seems to me that the drops are working on time rather than the number of eggs. Five minutes on the hour and one minute on the 5's.? If so, this will not help much as the unwanted eggs can possibly block the drop ?!Right now enough of the players want the MM and "Witty" eggs so there is movement, but what will happen when we are all tired of the newer eggs? ( A new release to spark interest perhaps tongue.gif )

I have seen plenty of commons, though no blacks or metallics, but that is rather normal these days and in fact caught a CB pink right before i got locked for life! rolleyes.gif

The only other noticeable difference that i see is that the drops on the 5's have more than three eggs, 6-9 ? but still a one minute drop taken or not?

 

Disclaimer:just an observation and not scientific, as i haven't spent lots of time looking cool.gif

 

 

 

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ive been observing the cave for ages now and havent seen any cave drops ;/ do they drop every 5 mins or something?

 

the AP and cave are both empty now and its 5;40PM MY TIME

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thanks for the info, i will keep my eyes open laugh.gif

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I didn't do anything to make the drops shorter; they're just that way because they're full of newer eggs that people still want.

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I'm not sure what is going on - I just know that yesterday I was looking for eggies, and there was NOTHING. Just one Vine egg people were fighting over. No cave drops.

 

Fail - No fun.

 

 

 

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Ive been noticing the eggs disappearing incredibly fast due to interest in the new eggs, but im not seeing very many of the older eggs (black, chickens, pinks and reds and of course cb metals are what im after). Im sure they are there, but they arent dropping like what i would like to see compared to the new ones. Come on cave, gimmie a chicken.

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Thanks for the update TJ. Glad something is being done to try to appease complaints about not enough cave open time..

 

That said, I'm not sure I like the changes. I've been seeing a lot of no eggs, and still a shortage of old species. (Old being the really old species, not things from last summer's new eggs, which is what some people have called "old" in saying they can still be caught) When I joined CBs were next to impossible to catch, and an enormously inbred mint was a godsend it seemed. I don't want to go back to that. I like being able to catch eggs on the AP, if not in the cave, whenever I have time to get on, rather than playing around the clock to try to catch a drop. I didn't have many slots to hunt with yesterday, though, and it's new, so I'll see how it plays out, though. It could end up being okay...

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Now I see why trading has gotten so hard, losing 3 out of 5 eggs today... a magma and two vamps.

 

Actually I prefer having a full AP for trading.

Edited by lilysally

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Interesting...

 

I'm doing an experiment; I bred a few of the most undesirable quadruple-inbred eggs I possibly could from my scroll and released them to the ap -now I'm watching to see where they end up.

 

...it's going terribly wrong though, they've all found loving homes immediately. o.O I'll keep watching.

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