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Okay,well,this isn't going to be much of the normal suggestions you see here on the forums every day. One of these three suggestions is just a carry-over from the old forums...I feel ashamed for doing so ._. ANYWAY. They're mainly suggestions for the dragon animations.

 

1) More Zippleback Animations during Playtime

Some of you know I get to play with my bf's Zippleback sometimes,so it's kinda self-explanatory on how I came about with these suggestions. That,and we have to remember that the heads of the Zippleback have their own personality.
    a) When playing fetch with the Leather Ball,why not have an animation where the two heads squabble over the ball before handing it back to the player? And maybe not have only ONE head be passing back the ball all the time. It fits the known fact that Zipplebacks have two personalities,and it'll definitely be fun to watch the two heads argue with themselves.
   b) Dragons love chasing the little light that emanates from the Light Lens,running hither and tither just to stare inquisitively at that small spot. Incorporating that plus the idea that a Zippleback has two heads,I thought maybe you could animate the heads getting tangled with each other while chasing the light once in a while. I've imagined it in my head - it's comical to the extent of being cute! I'm sure Zippleback trainers would love to see their dragons get into a tangle (although it's quite mean.. ^_^").

 

 

The next two are flight-related. Or mid-air. Whichever. And they're co-related. Unfortunately,the former will be hard to explain and may sound very s-t-u-p-i-d.

 

2) Modify hovering animation.

Ehm...My only argument is to make it more like the movie and series,where the dragons hover by leaning back a bit and pushing the air front and downward. In the first attached photo,I thought that would be a good position,but with the head facing forward of course. Which then leads me to the next suggestion.

 

3) Edit the position of the Viking when mounted on a Nadder.

This is all explained in the second attached photo. First,I'm getting skewered by my Nadder's spines (ow). Two,my viking looks like she's about to fall off (MAGIC ANTI-GRAVITATIONAL POWERS). In the movie and series,Astrid's sitting position is placed JUST behind Stormfly's wings,not so near to the base of the tail.

 

 

Well,yes,not your everyday suggestions. I really hope an Admin (Brynjoooooooolf QAQ) considers this.

 

P.S Ignore the labelling of the second picture. Was meant to be taken in a deadpan humour when I uploaded it onto my FB album ^^"

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I agree one-bajillion percent

I agree one-bajillion percent on the Zippleback animations! :D I'd love to see my boys argue a bit. Hee!

 

Also, I had never really noticed until I finally got to flying on my alt the position of the rider on the Nadder. I just stared and went 'Oh dear!' (There may have even been fluttering of a Victorian era fan and everything!)

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Nadder

I do agree with the Nadder positioning. Been watching other players walk by me and I'm stuck wondering what on earth is going on. The spines go right through the saddle too!

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Yeppers

Oh,I've gone through the pain of looking at my charrie getting skewered since I joined in early August XD or was it late July?... Hmm...

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Nadder

Carotius wrote:

Oh,I've gone through the pain of looking at my charrie getting skewered since I joined in early August XD or was it late July?... Hmm...

I have a second character with a Deadly Nadder just because I love the design of that species. And, I gotta say, I'm still bothered a bit by the location of the rider. I'm starting to think the Viking remains in place because they're skewered onto the Nadder via the spines going through their calves.

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...That's just disturbing.

*quickly scribbles something on paper*

 

'Dear Devs,

 

Please sort out the Viking-Nadder kebab mess as soon as you can.

 

With Love,

Nadder Riders.

 

P.S We're on our knees begging now.'

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Well, we would be if they

Well, we would be if they weren't pinned to the saddle :D

 

I have an adendum to this!

 

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Style

If this is in style, then I think the Vikings of Berk need to double check their sense of fashion. Not that I have one either mind you.

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Uh...

I'd be on my knees begging along with ya if my character wasn't skewered to the dragon. XD

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agreed!

I agree, but also with the monstrous nightmares! Why so far back? Sure it's easier to control your dragon closer your are to the head? Also, the view is spectacular >.>

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Speaking of MNs...

That reminds me...It'd be nice if they work on the Nightmare's hovering and gliding animation; they look like rigid blocks from my POV ._.

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Yes please!!!

I totally agree! I hate seeing my character so far back on the Nightmare. She's not even on the dragon! As far as anatomy goes, it would be easier on the dragon, too, to have the viking sitting closer to the wings since that's where the support is during flight. Just like it's easier to carry a heavy package close to your upper arms rather than at the tips of your fingers.

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monstrous back view

Seriously, now you mentioned it, what is the viking doing backthere on the monstrous nightmare's back?

How can a viking control the dragon sitting back and what great view will he get?

I think every nightmare rider agrees with me demanding to change the saddles' place, right?

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Actually...

I agree with this!  The hovering positions are almost like regular flying (which doesn't go along with physics at all).

I did notice something about the spikes and spine (aside from the fact that, yes, we sit too far back on our Nadders' rears), that Stormfly doesn't have spines there on her back.  They are only on her tail.  So these spikes on Nadders' necks and backs shouldn't even be there.

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