“Power players”

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Just for anyone who doesn't already know, a "power player" is a player in a game that gets powerful weapons, creatures, etc. (depending on the game) They are most commonly associated with paying for these and a lot of power players receive backlash and hate. Perhaps this is due to jealousy, or maybe is it just frustration on the part of the other players? Either way, in SOD, the ability to get free gems is more than most games. It is entirely possible to have the same prizes as the power players unless you're brand new. 
 

1. Most of the players in this game have jobs. These people work irl to pay for a virtual item that will not benefit them irl.

2. A lot of these power players don't pay a dime during events and are choosy about when they spend their gems and on what. 
3. A lot of power players play it smart and save their gems, giving them an edge during events IF they choose to stop hoarding.

4. A lot of power players, especially the gem hoarders, grind HARD for gems, putting more effort into the game than others.

 

They had to work for those gems one way or another. I guarantee you only a margin of players have everything paid for them. Power players have an edge because they worked for it. If you do the same thing power players do, you'll have the same advantages. It is NOT "impossible" for other players (unless you're new in which case this doesn't apply to you) to have enough gems and resources to complete an event. If you spent all your saved gems, that's your fault, and you lost your advantage of your accord, nobody else's. Even a busybody can make this work if they play their cards right (I speak from experience). If you're not sure how, take advantage of the resources you have, TAKE ADVANTAGE of other players and ask them, take their advice, they know. Just stop hating power players assuming they did nothing to deserve what they have, ESPECIALLY if they're grinders and/or hoarders. They're using their brains to accumulate enough gems.

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Rumblehorn (Flaire)

Nadder (Neopunk)

Stormcutter (Kagome)

Stormcutter (Floral)

Death Song (Luminescent) 

Dramillion (Mayu)

Woolly Howl (Floofy)

Whispering Death (Fangfull)

Groncicle (Kokoro)

Skrill (Lavander)

Tide Glider (RedTide)

Moldruffle (Dude)

Zippleback (Mister)

Zippleback (Nibbler)

Zippleback (Zippy)

Snaptrapper (MultiPanda)

Raincutter (Rain)

Snafflefang (Foli)

Eruptodon (Hosenki)

Armorwing (Fresco)

Singetail (Fireblaster)

Elder Sentinel (Shade)

Razorwhip (Darba)

Flame Whipper (Joker)

Triple Stryke (Stratos)

Smitten Hobgobbler (Kernel)

Hobgobbler (Bobble)

Crimson Goregutter (Gordon)

Deathgripper (Centurion)

Deathgripper (Tryst)

Scauldron (Tibby)

Gronckle (Gronk)

Monstrous Nightmare (Nightmon)

Night Light (Dart)

Night Light (Ruffrunner)

Night Light (Pouncer)

Sand Wraith (Crystalline)

Scuttleclaw (Pepper)

Prickleboggle (Dot)

Speedstinger (Vena)

Changewing (Acidic)

Fireworm Queen (Kirby)

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Zapplejack (Apple)

Galeslash (Pingu)

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nice speech.

i totally agree. i lost my membership a month ago but still have a lot of stuff so yay

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                                                               HULLO!

 

my name is indoraptorian, and i am a long-time player! 

my account was created back in 2014, when i was 8.

 

my top three dragons are:

lemonade, my flame whipper. he is based on my real life leopard gecko named lemonade!

alfa, my speed stinger!

pistol, my whispering death. ( i never knew what a pistol was back then. he is also my first dragon.)

 

my in - game viking name is indoraptorian. 

my account name is angelinajoy111.

 

dragon i'm currently leveling: babies and teens via stable quests! they actually help a lot tbh, go do that if you have useless babies and teens laying around. 

 

please make hybrids come back im begging you i really need a flightstinger pls just do it

 

planning on filming the aftermath of httyd : the hidden world where all of the rider's dragons and old enemies grow into titans, and meet again.

sounds cool?

i hope so.

 

 

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I fall into the power player group so when people say it's unfair I take them a bit personally. I'm one of the hoarders/grinders and I worked harder than they did to get the gems for this event. If anything is unfair it's other players saying a power player's hard work is unfair. Like seriously power players put in more effort and people get mad at that? You reap what you sow. 

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*Crashes the Subject* :D

I couldent agree more! :D

While I do have membership i dont just spend every last gem I get.

I am actually preparing for the time when I wont have that luxury. By saving gems up I can use them to unlock expansion packs and buy new items and dragons. Since I have tons of stable space and Scruffrunner I could care less about how much space toothy and lighty are taking up and scruffy is basicly both of them in one x3.  (However, I would be open to a fury only stable :D)

 

And yes, I do save and hoard gems and hate spending ANY of them. XD

 

If you guys want tips mine is this: Set a limit.

What I mean is set any number of gems/coins and dont go any lower then that number. That way you can still have gems/coins for emergencys only or save for that big ticket item you always wanted.

 

For example, since I am a "power player" I always have vast amounts of gems (6839 give or take but not currently since the dreadfall disaster)  saved so my limit, 3000, is a pretty high number. But I will never have any less then 3000 gems due to this method. For some of you, 250 or 100 or even 50 is a great number to set as your "limit" and as you earn more that number can get bigger.

 

Oh geez I hope I make sense O_O

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Table of Contents:

About Me

SOD STUFF :D

Dragons O.O

MEMES O__O

Art :)

 

About Me:

Name: Its a Secret ;)

Age: Prefer not to say but old enough to know better XD

Gender: Female :3

Country: US of A :D

Birthday: Christmas day :)

Religon: CHRISTIAN!

Favorite verse: Psalm 28

Fav things to do: Draw dragons, play SOD, Swim, Listen to music, and Ski!

FANDOMS: HTTYD, Star Wars, MCU, Harry Potter

Hogwarts House: GRIFFONDOR

Favorite Tv shows: Clone wars, Race to the edge, Star wars Rebels

Favorite Star Wars characters: Anakin, Obi wan, Ahsoka, Qui gon, Captain Rex, Kanan, Ezra, Grand Inquisitior

Favorite Marval characters: Iron man, Dr strange, Loki, Spider man, Drax

Favorite Dragon Species: Woolly Howl, Hobgobbler, Deathgripper, Zipplejack,  Etc.. (I love all dragons XD)

 

 

SOD STUFF :D

Vikings:

ColetteJohn (Main, Me)

Soren Hoole( For Fun ;)

ColetteJohn:

Rank: UDT BABY! XD

Points: 40000

Lvl:50

Friend code: uhhh why whould I put that on here?

Trophies: 7566 and counting!

Dragon Count: 76

Main Dragon: Shadow (Woolly Howl lvl 50)

Backstory: (Pending)

 

Soren Hoole:

Rank: One and a Half Gold star :D

Points: 145217

Lvl: 39

Friend code: NA man

Trophies: 200 

Dragon Count: 46

Main Dragon: Sir Derpington (Titan Deadly Nadder lvl 26)

Backstory: (Pending)

 

 

Clan:

Mystery Clan Banner by EmeraldHuntress-65!

Beautiful banner of my boi by Equestwesttherider!

Favorite Things to Do you ask?

TRR

DT

Speedstinger Racing (Ask me about it :D)

Playing tag

Flying in the Hidden World with my best friend Greatana!

Divebombing Grimmel XD

Exploring different islands

Roleplaying 

 

Where can you find me in game?

Pretty much anywhere XD

(Including the "Super Secret island" from time to time)

 

 

 

I AM AGAINST HACKING IN SOD!!!!

NO ONE should EVER take a game or a persons account and "Play with it"

This game is not yours and you could really hurt a persons reputation and feelings.

If I EVER see a hacker or a person who is threatening another with hacking, I WILL PERSONALLY SEE TO IT THAT THEY ARE REPORTED AND BANNED!!!!!! >:(

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

*Heavy breathing* Ehem...

Moving on....

 

Dragons O.O

Note: I am only listing the dragons of my main viking ColetteJohn

*Breaths in* ok... LETS DO THIS!

Key:  Male, Female, *(Main Dragons), BOLD= Titan 

 

*Ender (nightmare) Amethyst and Saphira (razorwhips)      Thorn( whispering Death) 

 
*Spyro and Silhouette(stormcutters)       *Zaroc( Screaming death)      Warrior(armorwing)      
 
               Ragnarök(Fireworm King)     Frostbite(Gronicicle)        Pluto (Devilish Dervish)          
 
*Shadow, Hailstorm, *Obi wan Kenobi, Rudolph (Woolly Howls) 
 
Auron, Gizmo, Gentleman, Morpho, GypsyDanger (Deathsongs) 
 
*Blizzard (Shivertooth)     Eragon and Anakin Skywalker(Sand Wraiths) 
 
Tempesto (Timberjack)   Yondu(speed stinger)    Echo and Bandit (Smokey's) 
 
Toothless (Night fury) Whirlpool (Thunderdrum)    Morrowseer and Freedom (Boneknappers) 
 
Nemitz (Singetail)      Smolder and Snoggletog(Eruptodons)     Rhino( Rumblehorn)     
 
Hurricane (Windwalker)     Python( Grapple Grounder)   Apophis( Snapptrapper)  
 
Tsunami( scaudron)     Stargazer( Silver Phantom)     Boga( Flamewhipper)   
 
Halo (Nadder)      Jambu( Hobblegrunt)     Anemone and Pike (Tidegliders)    Winter and Grand Inquisitor (Snow Wraiths) 
 
    Eclipse and Supernova (Triple Strikes)   Igneous(Gronkle)  
 
Blazer, Pheonix, Cinder (Typhoomerangs)    Maleficent ( Moldruffle)   Chameleon(Changewing) 
 
*Emperor Palpatine (Skrill)     Guardian( Elder Sentinal)    GreatanaFang(Dramillion)  
 
Tide and Ocean (Zippleback)     Darkfang (Grim gnasher)     Banshee (Flightmere)    
 
Jabba the Hut (Snafflefang)       Calypso( sentinel)           Alta( Light Fury) 
 
*Sabertooth(deathgripper)        Glory (Raincutter)     Einstein ( Shovelhelm) 
 
Sleepbasher (Hotburple)    Moray( Sliquifer)      *ENDGAME( Smitten Hobgobbler) 
 
*Scruffrunner (Nightlight)    Maximas (Crimson Goregutter)  Quicksilver(Scuttleclaw)
 
Boltron (Shockjaw)         Palicite (Zipplejack)
 
Voltspark (Skrillknapper)
 
 
(No I will not post any screenshots of dragons 
HOWEVER, There might be some fanart in the art section :D)
 
 
 
MeMeS :D
Post them I do...
Clean they are..
XD
 
 
I also enjoy fanmade comics XD (I also make them ;)
Credit to whoever made this XD
 
 
 
 
 
Art:
I just wanna say guys, thank you so much for these its really cool that you have such amazing skills and would take the time to use them to create these amazing images!  :D
perhaps someday I will do an art thread......
(note: some people have expressed concerns about their art being stolen... if you wish to have ANY of your art removed from my siggy for ANY reason, please PM me and will remove it as soon as I see your PM.)
 
My Ire Ingeous: Nyxia By the amazing Buebel2014!
Thank you so much :D (First art request)
 
Spyro,  the Luxurous potato stormcutter By  The fabulous Kasanelover!
THANKS!!!  xD
 
 
Hurricane the Windwalker! By The Talented Sohki!
SO CUTE! X3
 
JediMasterFury By the wonderful AndreaEaston!
Amazing!! :D
 
Hobgripper By the Stupendous Chameishida!
THE END IS NEAR!!
 
Anakin Skywalker the Blight Fury By the Marvalous ZestyDragonWing
Absolutly amazing!!! XD
 
Grimsinger the Deathly Singflyer By the Stupendous Chameishida!
SO COOL! XD
 
 
 
Kamino The Ikran-fury! By the pop culture patriot Toothless0603!
Thanks for my new Starwatch buddy! XD
 
 
 
My Bois Shadow and Tempesto done by the Talentented Aetherna!
Thank you so much!
 
 
 
 
 
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I hoard everything. Gems, coins, crops, equipment, fish, eggs, and I try to keep my stable quests busy (my poor dragons). I try to never let my gems fall below 2000. In this event I did get a bunch of fox bundles so yeah that did put a dent in my gems... No regrets on that though. Lol all three Night Lights made up for it. I'm back to grinding, gem count is growing.