i came back after a few months and the game is unplayable

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so like ive mentioned in a post or two before now i had a good few months off this game a few days after they pointlessly nerfed the XP from activities, i wanted to play a few nights ago but when i got on the game was SUPER lagy, im not talking about "a bit of stuttering with internet issues", im talking "it was so messed up that the game was freezing for ages at a time with only ocasional movement and even when i alt tabbed to try and wait it out while watching stuff on youtube my entire computer was laggy", i dont know whats causing this, its not my computer, im not having any issues like this with any other game, so its something with sod itself

 

i cant exactly say if an update caused this, or which update caused it, cause like i said, ive been off this game for a good few months

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dear dev team, you have a great game here considering the type of game it is, the size im assuming your team is, and what type of game your trying to make, but you cant keep pushing out new content when theres so many game breaking bugs that prevent players from doing things in the game, for example, how are we supposed to enjoy new content, and expansions, when theres multiple bugs across multiple expansions that cause you to not be able to progress? my prime example being the ice bridge in the quest "the golden room" from the icestorm island expansion

 

im the type of person who plays things in order of release, so until i can get past this quest and finish icestorm, i cant move on to the expansion that came out next, and in turn, any of the expansions after that, i cant enjoy all the content the game has to offer, and it feels like all you care about is pushing out new content instead to make money, your a company, you need to make money, i get that, but you also need to keep your playerbase happy, and right now, thats by fixing all these bugs that make us unable to progress in quests and expansions

 

despite what we might say out of anger or annoyance, at the end of the day all any of us complaining about this want is for the game to be the best it can be, we want whats best for it, but that isnt happening while you constantly ignore the bugs and work on making new stuff

 

i feel like one of the issues here is the amount of games your trying to run, most of if not all of your other games are dead, school of dragons is your best and most popular game, and your overwhelming and overworking yourselves trying to keep all these other dead games up and running, so i suggest you shut down the other games, minus maybe neopets, because ive heard people play that game for nostalgia, and focus on school of dragons

 

new content is important to keep players yes, but so is keeping your game bug free, and a lot of these bugs are game breaking, like i said, how can i keep playing if i cant progress because the archaeologist is too stupid to cross the ice bridge on the second to last quest of icestorm island? fix bugs like these and then you can create as much new content as you want

 

oh, and even if these are small bugs, maybe fix bugs that have been in the game for over a year now, like the no dragon firing animation while flying, i personally can live without it, but if this bugs been in the game for over a year im pretty sure it needs to be fixed, but not before the quest bugs

                                                                             

 

toothless is NOT a titan wing

 
reason 1: that glow that people love to mention when they say hes a titan wing? thats just the glow he got from challenging the alpha, no dragon has ever gained a glow upon becoming a titan wing (from my understanding anyway, even if they have this still isnt that)
 
reason 2: the fins on his back, a lot of people love to think hes a titan wing because he can split his back fins now, but the titan wing stage is permanent, it has a rare chance of happening in a dragons adult years (lore-wise anyway, obviously it has to be different for a game) and it is a permanent change, so those fins cant be part of him "being a titan wing" because he can control them, they arent permenantly split in half, and this isnt even something he learned to do on his own, valka (hiccups mum) "unlocked" this ability by pressing 2 fingers behind his head and moving them around in circles, then his back fins split in half, ever since then hes been able to flap them open and closed at will, so thats reason 2 why he obviously isnt a titan wing
 
reason 3: when a dragon becomes a titan wing they have a lot of noticable differences to them compared to the normal version of the dragon, and they get a fair bit bigger than the dragons normal counterpart, reasons 1 and 2 aside, toothless has no changes to him at all, and even then the glow and his back fins dont really count as changes, because a glow isnt a physical difference and his fins are just split, and toothless isnt any bigger than he already was
 
so no, toothless, despite what you might think, is NOT a titan wing
 
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Well, there was the snoggletog update, and I’m sure u have updated the game. There’s nothing wrong with the update, as it’s working fine for everyone. Sometimes, the game gets a bit laggy, so just close it, wait for sometime, and play again. That might help. If it doesn’t work, I suggest u to reinstall the game, as it helps to solve most of the things! Hope I helped! :)

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yeah, like i said it isnt just "a little lag", its so bad to the point where it affects my whole computer and i litterally cant do anything and the mouse barely moves, ill uninstall and re-install but if that doesnt work i dunno what to do

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Ok! Waiting for the results........!! XD 

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Well, so did it work? If that doesn’t work, I suggest u to ask other people too, for other suggestions, and PM the admins. Good luck!

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oh sorry, i havent checked yet, i watched a movie and forgot to check to see if it works

 

edit: nope, still broken -_- it uses over 90% of CPU and its not normal lag, the mouse can barely move, and even when im alt tabbed it affects my entire computer and it takes forever (im not exadurating) to get to my task manager to turn the game off

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I feel like a broken record at this rate, I never hush up when a thread mentions an issue revolving SoD's gameplay.
It's consistent. But I can assure you, you aren't the only player hustling with a faulty experience.
With every new update since my own start, the game is becoming more unplayable for even myself and I have a moderate gaming laptop. (Nothing great like an Msi, but enough to handle some heavy games.)
So far, the most recent update for Snoggletog has done the worst for me. From brief lag between server changes - to simply opening my dragon list.
I would like to be able to fly around the Training Grounds without intense lag due to people entering the map, or be able to visit a friend without freezing up for almost 3-4 minutes. But it hasn't been easy. And it isn't my computer either.
It's the game. It is poorly optimized with endless bugs piling up. I'm finding dragons and farm items missing their textures even!
But hey, what can we do? We preach and preach some more every time. But very little is ever done to make the game playable. Either we just have to work our way through it. Or eventually bid it farewell.
Best of luck to you, hopefully you'll be able to play again soon!

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i get it, but ive gone from playing without any issues (lag or unplayability wise anyway, me and "server call timeout" are old "friends" at this point) at all to "holy censored i feel like my computers gonna explode or something if i play this game"

 

its not stutters, or any kidna lag like that, if i play this game now, after a few seconds of being on my mouse can barely move, and everythings frozen, and it doesnt stop, if i try to alt tab it takes forever to get back to my desktop and the same thing thats happening in the game is happening on my whole computer in general, it takes forever, and im not exadurating, for my task manager to load up when my mouse finally manages to reach the button to bring it up and equally as long to "end task" on it, and while im on the task manager its showing my CPU usage at 100% and that sods fluctuating between 80% and 90% CPU usage, and this never happened the last time i played, ive uninstalled it and re-installed it and that didnt help, when i say "the game is unplayable" im not over exadurating, or blowing it out of proportion, its literally, 100% unplayable

 

this isnt something that happened over time like you described has happened to you and others, this has gone from "the game runs as smooth as butter" straight to "i might as well be staring at a screenshot because it wont work"

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Oh, I see, gotcha. My apologies, I'm not an overall computer expert, just standard knowledge.
Enough to say that this simple 3D platformed game shouldn't be as heavy as it is.
The graphics are decent (computer-wise...we won't talk about the mobile version), but they aren't spectacular either.
Like I mentioned in the previous message, the game is just poorly optimized and in the wrong hands of care.

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its annoying me cause not only was the game running buttery smooth for me before, but i have a VERY high end computer so i have no clue what could even be causing this, and honestly it shouldnt be happening for me, not when i have a computer that can run a game as unoptimised as ark survival evolved at max settings

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Works fine ( bugs, glitches, lag and stuff are at their “normal” state ) for me, I play on iPad

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Spinel: male sand wraith

Ninfee: ( Unknown gender ) sand wraith

Dark Sky: female deadly nadder

Emerald: female deadly Nadder

Cake: female deadly nadder

Annisturm: male deadly nadder

Toothless: male deadly nadder

Gelavento: male groncicle

Tagliadente: male whispering death

Dreadfall Shadow: male whispering death

Laly and Fliw: female zippleback

Myelin and Insulin: male zippleback

Zircon: Male night fury ( I gave my toothless a name )

Metalize: female gronkle

Cyroplasma: Male gronkle

MoonApatite: female skrill

Blood: male skrill

Enif: male skrill

Fire Eclipse: male monstrous nightmare

Golden fire: male monstrous nightmare  




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My Backstory:

I was a little girl that got to life at an island very far away, the island was filled with nightfuryes, but one day, the village was attacked by dragon hunters and the whole village got destroyed. Niekas, wich was my baby deathsong, took me away from there to an island not that distant, at that time I was only 4 and I didn’t know who my parents were or what my name was.

I grew up on this island with Niekas, I learned to fish and hunt, build and create, and even a little about how to speak, read and talk with the things I had with me, some paper scrolls, ink and a little notebook.

At the age of 8 I decided that it was the time to explore the world, Niekas brought me to the nearest island and we stayed there for the night. During that time, a dragon rider came along and went towards me, she had a skill, blue shiny eyes and orangish hair, she picked me up and brought me to hiccup.

Starting at the Academy was great, I learned to talk and write even more, I learned about all the dragons I loved and about how to defend myself even without a dragon.

I met my family and clan: Dark Fury Knight Racers and made Rider and Fury my new friends, they helped me so much and we have been trugh a lot.



I loved snoggletog, the air got filled with the spirit of cheer and everyone was happy.

Once when I was at berk one snoggletog day I saw a baby nadder playing in the snow while nobody was looking, trying to eat a piece of cake on the floor, she was so beautifull, she was black with blue spots and details and seemed to like the snow a lot.

I got her up in my arms even if she was trying to escape and gave her a little snoggletog hat on and a piece of cake to eat, and  not long after she was asleep in my arms, she must have been hiding from others and only got out that day.

From than on we did all together, she was strong, loyal, fast and one of the most intelligent dragons I know.

Once I discovered that she could make hers spikes glow, that was beautiful and amazing, too because she never missed a shot at the trainings, we have been on adventure together and love each other, and we will always do.

There is a little detail that happened at the island Niekas brought me to tho, one day, when I was in the forest alone....I was attacked by a licawig, it is a creature that is just like a werewolf, but just stronger and even faster, he tried to kill me, but Niekas suddenly appeared, and saved my life. But I got a scar on the eye....and from then on...I turn into a licawig whenever there is full moon.

All went well, sure it was hard, and I got frustrated, but everything was overall good.

One day I found a note in the notebook I had never seen before, it was a sigil, the sigil of the peoples I was born in. I convinced Hiccup to let me go out and find the island the sigil seemed to have come from, and i found it, in ruins like it must have been since I left.

There was nothing or anyone ther, except this little piece of paper I found on the table of what I was sure was my hut. It clearly should have been a letter, but my dad or mum obviously didn’t get to finish it.

It said “We are comming to the island to visit, since you don’t want to come, really, your fear for the nightfury’s is pathetic, they are trained, and you can make an exception for Wodash’s 4 years birthday.

Not minding that...we are comming in dreadfall, te chief gave me permission of leaving, he is a good guy, and even a greater friend.

Be.....”

That was it.

I gave myself a name when I arrived to the academy of course, at the island I called myself IngridAstrhip, but I figured out that I did not want that name anymore, so I was called XxElectroShadowxX.

Wodash was a beautiful name in my opinion, so I took it and made it my birthright name, even if I was still known as and called XxElectroShadowxX.

What I also found in my bedroom was a gronckle iron axe, seemed like the village lived in peace with the dragons, that is the weapon I use even now in combat.



Fakta about main dragons:

Dark sky:

I found her in a snoggletog day, she was playing in the snow and trying eatin a piece of cake from the floor.

I found out that she was a hatched egg that had been released in the wild because she hatched before time, and could not be given to a trainer, she than found a hiding place at the school and only got out at the christmas day, but she was starving and needet food.

Dark sky was too there when the licawig attacked me that time, she is intelligent and smart and so gelous about Niekas’s speed, they always challenge each other for the one that can get more sheeps ( and of course she almost always wins ).

She is so good at shooting that she never miss her's target.

She can make the blue part glow, the top of the spikes.

She has fire that can melt everything and is herself very fast, even if not as much as Niekas.

She have the power to resist the comand power, only if she changes to crystal ice skin.

She loves snoggletog because she can light up everything, loves snow and the spirit it gives to ppl. and everybody loves her, but hates Niekas’s bad and annoying snow games and always want him to get in troubble.

She always listen to advices and is nice with evryone, but only want me on her's back.

And she loves to wake me up for the crismas day.





Niekas:

He was the baby Deathsong that i got when i was born, He learned to fly before everyone, and he understood that I had always hoped to see a golden fury, and he understood when a golden nightfury choosed me to be his rider...I love him as much as I love Dark Sky. He is loyal and friendly but only counts on me and other dragons.

He can resist the alpha command because he don't even listen to me, why to the alpha?

He is so intelligent and one of the fastest dragons i know.

He saved me from many attacks from hunters and animals.

He loves snoggletog and halloween cuz he can play with snow, enjoy the lights and scare ppl.

He looks like a fatal butterfly, he is a death song.

He is joyful and loves to prank, he is protective and don’t want to let me go for even only some minutes.

Even if everyone is scared of him he is happy with me, and don't cares about others.

And he loves cookies!!!!

   



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Me with my dragon Dark sky

Thank u so much Tosi Lohi! ( hope i spelled correct ^^; )

 



Me and my Sandwraith Spinel without his Armor

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Me with my bow

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Spinel  my sand wraith by XxPurpleHolkingxX ^^

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Spinel by Silvernight!!



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Stripe, Adopted spyroga by ImDerpySheylaYT



 

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Yes. An update did cause this. Opening menus and stuff will cause the game to freeze, then maybe hang for a bit before restoring itself. Every single time. I don't tend to have general fps lag, however.

The hangs take about half a second for me before the game recovers.

 

You could try running task manager next to SoD, and check how many resources the game uses on your pc. See what happens if the game hangs. That way you can make sure whether it's hardware limits or not, and whether you might have to close some programs or something.

 

SoD is super heavy though-- like people already said the game is very poorly optimised, and actually requires more juice than most high-end MMOs I have played.

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Same kind of issues here! You are not alone. It's so aggravating. And it's not my computer, it's the game. Hopefully the post Snoggletog update will correct it. But for now I can't even pull up my list of dragons, and it's not even worth trying to get in the store... Blah