Breeding dragons?

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Ok so I play another httyd game called "Titan Uprising" made by Ludia Inc. At a specific level you are able to breed your dragons. Breeding two different dragons has a really low chance to make a hybrid of the two dragons or one of the two species of dragons that were bred. Breeding typically takes like 3 hours or so. It's a really cool idea in my opinion.

In SoD there are already a few hybrid dragons- the nightlights skrillnapper, and the dreadstrider. I was wondering if we'd be able to breed our dragons, but the kind of offspring that is produced is dependent on chance. Breeding would probably take a really long time. I'm thinking 6 hours or so. You'd only be able to breed specific species together too, like you would only be able to breed dragons in the same class or dragons from closely related classes

Of course, there needs to be some way to prevent people from abusing this. Maybe there could be short events that last a few days or every other month or it could even just be a valentine's day exclusive event. And only dragons level 30 - 50 can breed.

You might be able to breed with other players. But if you breed with other players youd have to get the same kind of dragons. Like for example your thunderdrum and their scauldron breed and produce a hybrid. You and the other player would both get a hybrid egg, and if they produce eggs that are of one of the parent species then you'd get eggs from that species. So the dragons essentially produce two eggs when bred with another player but only one when you breed them with your own dragons. Another thing that could prevent people from abusing this is by only letting players breed a certain number of dragons every time theres an event.

As for the stats I think they should be the average of the the parent dragons stats. There might be other ways to prevent people from beefing up their hybrid dragons to get the best stats but I cant think of any. If you have any ideas for this I'd appreciate it if you share it.

Another thing to focus on with breeding dragons is the place where they'd be... gettin' it on... I think there should be an adorable addition to the Hatchery with red lights, heart decorations, flowers, the whole shebang. It would be near the entrance like the door to the stables is and the place with the skrill, thunderdrum, and whispering death.
The other place where you could breed your dragons might be a whole new, small island that has all kinds of pretty decorations that set the mood.

If anyone has any other suggestions or ideas please say so.

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Prolly not gonna happen but...

This is my opinion, I think it would be cool to breed our dragons and get lil babies out of it. I would love to have a woolly howl/sand wraith hybrid : D

However umm...there would be ahem issues with this. Sod is rated E for everyone but geared towards kids...they could get in trouble since it could open the doors for kids learning things he or she is not supposed to learn yet.
The idea of breeding dragons with other players could very well be an issue to, as even with breeding a certain number of dragons in a event, players could still harass each other to breed with he or she. Plus you could have disrespectful players role playing their dragons breeding in the chat (I know I know the chat is terrible enough buuut).

I disagree with having a place for our dragons 'getin it off'. Why? Example...

Kid is playing SoD.

Parent walks in and asks out of curiosity, "what are you doing in sod right now?

kid says " mommy this my where my two dragons can breed, isn't it pretty with all the hearts and stuff? My two dragons are about to breed together and then I'm going to get babies!!!"

Parent stands their utterly shocked and bans kid from game.

If SoD could could have dragon breeding in a modest way that doesn't get SoD in trouble, it might just work.
Maybe simply and only clicking on your two dragon profiles and selecting which dragons you want to breed (but kids could ask what breeding means O.o) And no breeding with other players dragons.

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Life Cycle is Taught in First Grade Though

The life cycle of animals(granted it's butterflies or tadpoles but this will obviously instigate the how or why question which inevitably brings up the word breed) is taught in first grade (6-7 in US typically) so if a parent bans a kid from a game for hearts assuming the dragons are for example set out on a "stable mission" and this stable mission has a breeding symbol, the only parents who would freak out are super religious. No offense, I saw in your siggy you're proudly Christain, but as you know there are a ton who take that too far. I'm sure you're perfectly reasonable, as am I. 

 

But yeah, my point is make it discreet like that and honestly there's no trouble. Anyone under 6 isn't gonna know how to play the game expertly anyway and is probably just enjoying flying on colorful dragons. Heck, that's why probably 75% of us are here. XD 

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Ayy I didn't mean to come off as religious.

Clarifying, the kid in my example would be too young to know what it is (whatever is the age other people believe kids shouldn't know how breeding/reproduction is)

Yes there are parents that take it too far (and they don't even have to be religious)...but it is the parents job to review games and watch what their kids play. If the game has features that could teach the kid something that the parent ( a christian or not) doesn't want the kid to know yet, then there is no problem with the parent not letting the kid play the game until the kid is older and/or knows about it. Also it is a more responsible outcome instead of the parent blaming it on the game...

When the OP said about the dragons 'getin on' place, the place was said to be "an adorable addition to the hatchery with red lights, heart decorations, etc. near to the entrance like the door to the stables.." that sounds like an actual place and not stable missions.

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I was using religion as an example but I saw it was in your siggy as I was typing so I added the no offense bit to make sure it wasn't taken badly, as some people are very sensitive, and here we go with several "points" I wasn't trying to make. If they're under 6 or so that's a little too young. It may be rated "everyone" but most parents deem it 10+ so it's depending on the person. However, I found this silly to question because as the OP said in a reply, they didn't intend it to be a room where anything actually happened. That's why I explained it like a stable mission. That's literally a pick two dragons and send; if that's too much for a kid's parents I don't know what to tell you. It's literally the same thing you do in Titans Uprising, which actually is for (accord to parents) kids -younger-, age 7+. I think that's self-explanitory as to how it contradicts a method just as simple as select two dragons, click send, and done. 

 

I have no issue with parents saying they don't think their kids are ready? What I'm saying is once they do allow them to play they know what they've agreed to, and they know the age range as parents are veeeeeeery vocal on sites that rank kids games. So my point is this game is targetted at young audience (to start) that already knows about life cycles at the bare minimum, so if they accept that, good. If they don't, go ahead and block your kid from it. 

 

My point is that example is, over-used, extreme "scenario", and unrealistic. I really didn't want to have to answer to this bit but you had to dig into the very point I was trying to avoid. Can we stop now? 

 

And to end this post, they clarified they mean more along the lines of a stable mission thingy kind of like what I mentioned, they didn't mean what you were thinking. We all clear? No hard feelings? Okay, thank you. 

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Thanks for adding onto my

Thanks for adding onto my explanation more. That's definitely more of what I meant haha. I let my inner decorator out when i was talking about the place where they were doing it or whatever. I should've clarified more on the post. I'll try to explain more if I need to in future posts like this. I didn't realize people could take it like that at the time.

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No worries

All's good, I do that too, I used to roleplay a lot and I always got called a "fluff" poster because I would ramble on with details. XD Besides, it's hard to hear context/tone through text, haha. 

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In no way was I offended when you used relgion as an example (or ever said I was hmm).

The OP response about the 'getin it on' place being clarified was in fact after I wrote my last response. I read what the OP said literally, but I'm glad the OP has clarified it to be more stable mission like.

Its really not unrealistic for parents to ban their kids from games if they think the game is unsuitable, but I respect your opinion on the example I made for it. Yes we can "stop now". This is my last reply to this. I wasn't trying to dig up your point...I was just clarifying some things and making my points. If you don't want that then don't respond to players posts.

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I didn't say you -were- offended I said I did it the way I do -so that no one got offended-. There's a difference. 

I just have a hard time believing anyone would suggest that literally. lol Not making fun of you I just, a person like that would have been bashed up and down the walls by the forum community already (since admins rarely do it) so I just find it weird. 

 

It's not unrealistic, it varies from parent to parent, I acknowledged that and have no problem with it. I was just saying there's a vast difference in opinion of this game and Titans Uprising where they having breeding implemented already. I was just showing you why the breeding question here is so popular and asked once every few months. It's a fair question for us players. 

 

I was referring to digging into the religious part. It's such an old argument. As I said, I know some people are very, very sensitive and need that "no offense" or else they'll explode on ya. I was basically just covering my behind by saying I meant no offense to those who are very serious about their religion. I hate having to do that but apparently even doing that causes arguments, so eff it I'll just go back to being normal in my responses. I hate constraining my words, it's bad enough I can't curse here. XD 

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Double post

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The stable quest thing is a nice idea! I don't know how difficult that would be, but there could be a quest for every hybrid in where you need to send both parents and have x chance to get the hybrid egg in return, maybe?

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Oh yeah sorry about that ^^;; I didn't mean for it to come off that way. I mean it a more discreet way, I got too far ahead of myself. And as for players harassing others to breed that's a good point. I didn't really think of that. I should've clarified on that more. Again, sorry

Edit: crap I meant to reply to asgaurdian oops

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i've put way too much thought into this over time

The HTtYD franchise, as a whole, is targeted to a general family audience therefore can contain a healthy amount of romantic and 'you know ;)' content in its films and general games

School of Dragons, on the other hand, contains a negative amount of hor.ny energy and is a vacuum for it, to the point where it is forbidden from so much as acknowloging the existance of repoduction in any way shape or form, with the narrow exception of dragon eggs which could be excused as mysterious anomolies that simply appear, especially considering you can aquire them instantly from anywhere via the store.

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Oh yeah definitely I didn't

Oh yeah definitely I didn't mean it like that. I meant like as in a place you could send your dragons then after a while they come back. Whoops.

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I feel like they should add something to do with dragon genders as at the 'name the baby dragon' scene you get to choose the dragon's gender despite it having no use what so ever. It would be cool if they had different looks for make or female dragons like less spikes, smoother fins, different sizes, whatever. But our suggestions seem wasted on this game as they seem to want nothing to do with us.

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Back when I was waaaay younger and first started playing the game, I distinctly remember an encounter with another player who claimed he could breed our two dragons (Monstrous Nightmares I think). I asked how and he just told me to follow him and wait.

 

We literally just flew in circles around the Wilderness and sat on the mountainside for a half hour doing nothing. And of course, nothing happened. When I got fed up with it he just told me to wait longer. Eventually I just closed the game.

 

Yeah, honestly, a breeding mechanic could be really cool, but as other people have mentioned.... it would be horribly, horribly abused and we would end up with lots of nastiness. 

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Personally, I don't think a breeding mechanic would really... work.

It's been brought up for years now, since the update where multiple dragons was brought in.

 

I don't think it would work, mainly because it wouldn't earn any money for the company. Think about it - you're essentially getting free dragons, because you own two of the same species, or you've created a hybrid. It just wouldn't function as smoothly as you might expect. If the team don't earn money, because people aren't purchasing gems to get dragons, then they would be having a bit of a loss. And for this team, a loss would surely be the d.eath of them. Sorry to say, but they wouldn't get terribly far. Gem and membership purchases are how the company keeps this relatively free-to-play game afloat.

 

And yeah, another thing is that it would be seen as "inappropriate" for little Timmy to be seeing. It would raise a lot of strange questions at the dinner table that I'm sure many parents wouldn't like to have to answer to their young child. Remember that a lot of younger children play this game, with a larger group of teens, and some adults who are there for the dragons, and a relatively fun game. Having a look into the game's main quests, and the things you do, they are relatively basic - simple puzzles, and quests and discoveries in science, dulled down to a point that small children would be able to decipher. Breeding opens up a whole other can of worms that aren't fantastic for little kiddos who are there, because if you saw the option to "breed" and then two of your dragons, of the opposite se.x would magically disappear, and then an egg randomly appear, they'd be asking some questions to their parents. Parents would most likely get a little bit upsetti, would be sending some pretty rude messages to the company, in hopes that it would be removed, and then we'd be back where we started.

 

Breeding with other players would also cause some issues. Let's say I have a sand wraith, and a player with a shockjaw, and we'll make up a few situations that could occur. They could harrass you until you agreed to breed with them, which could cause some issues with the players, or they could think that your dragon is of better value, and would therefore think it better to get such a dragon from you without actually going through the struggle of getting one from the store, or winning one in a battle. I don't know if you were around during the one-dragon times, but you had quite a high status if you had a good dragon, or a member dragon, and people would fawn over you if you had a hacked one (Such as a Timberjack). So yeah, having hybrid dragons would put you at a higher status point than some others, and they'd be getting upset that they don't have what you've got. The idea is to create a fair and even playing ground, which the hybrids status would just... not

 

tldr, it wouldn't work in the way you think it would. Parents would get upset, and players would get into mroe wars than they already do over dragons.

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More good points, thank you. I honestly didn't expect many people to answer my post at all so all your points and suggestions are helpful. I didn't think about the devs and what kind of impact this would have on the game. Next time I make a post I'll try to think it over more lol

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This idea seems pretty gilded to me. I don't mean this as an insult, what I'm saying is that there are many flaws. For one, you would end up with a ton of unnecessary eggs. People are already wishing they could sell, trade, or even gift those just because they're so desperate to get rid of them. Two, the devs would need to add a TON of new dragons and that could take them forever to do so, and they already have it out for us with these updates that nobody cares about. And thirdly it could break the game. Too many glitches and bugs that the devs won't look into until it's too late. My fear is a repeat of the Dreadfall level drop. Although this looks wonderful on paper, it would just be too much. 

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Oh yeah you bring up a lot of

Oh yeah you bring up a lot of good points. I was just throwing out ideas tbh. I'm sure the dev's would want to work on other things anyway :/

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Hey, it's a cool idea. :) I just can't see a way to work that into the game without some serious repercussions. It's always nice to see something fresh though.

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I have so many eggs.

I have a friend that only has three dragons, and I want so badly to give them the eggs that will never hatch in my hatchery.

 

Lest SOD impliments a system that allows trade or selling or... Perhaps even "donating" as a way to get rid of eggs, I don't think breeding is a good idea.

 

Also for the comments above. They can just do it pokemon style. Send dragons to stable missions. Unknowingly brings back a dragon egg. Where did the egg come from? It's a mystery.

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Pokemon games have THE best breeding system in anywhere. Nobody knows whether they actually breed, not even Nurse Joy! We only know that we have boys and girls and they somehow find these weird egg-shaped rocks that break and a little version of them pops out! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM???

 

I remember talking to you about eggs once, you poor soul...you have way too many. XD

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I already hatched a few for the sake, but they keep coming back! D'X

 

Even if I now have the stable capacity to hatch them all, I think it's too greedy of me to just keep hatching duplicate or triplicates.  ( ;3;)

 

There's so many jokes and memes on pokemon where the caretaker's determined to see an egg even being laid, only to look away 1 microsecond and just see the egg appear where it once wasn't XD

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Or quadruplicates or centuplicates or sextuplicates...

 

Because that is exactly what happens. And we all understand why Pokemon don't do crap in front of cameras. That said, there is no actual proof that the egg was laid because screw science.