Look back at summer additions in-game

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We're coming around to the time of year when some singificant updates and new dragons were released, and so on the anniversaries of their introductions I'll show you the original Facebook announcements for them. Stay tuned to reminisce about the ones you liked most.

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Gorge II

Age 17

190 000 UDT Points

Critical thinker; artistic; patient; obsessive over things he loves; absent-minded

Expansions completed:

Icestorm quest Deathsong quest  Battle quest  Rtdi icon  Tsol icon 2 

 

Sparkflare

Female, age 50

Found on Dragon Island July 18, 2013

Cheerful; ferocious in battle; easily distracted; excitable; reckless flyer

 

Streamglide

Male, age 3

Rescued from hunters July 23, 2016

Caring & comforting; rescues other dragons; brave; stealthy; nimble

 

Globstract                                  Flingshot  

Female, age 2 ¾                              Male, age 12    

Level 30                                       Level 30!

Adopted Nov 11, 2016                 Bonded Feb 12, 2017 

      Reclusive; disobedient;                     Sociable; co-operative; curious;

showy; artistic; cheeky                            lively; protective of me

 

 

Gargle

Age 15

Persistent & focused; mature; outgoing; confident; short-tempered

 

Bulkshield

Male, age 3

Hatched Jan 1, 2015

Friendly; stubborn & determined; moody; relies on brute strength; heroic

 

Brightslime

Female, baby

Level 9!

Adopted June 11, 2017

Adventurous, likeable, observant, has quick reflexes, poisonous

 

 

Battle High Scores:

1. Globstract    -  1134

2. Streamglide -  1088

3. Sparkflare    -  1026

4. Bulkshield    -    859

5. Flingshot      -    573

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Biggest Update (as of 2014)

June 6, 2014

 

"Are you ready to own the skies? A NEW adventure begins at the Dragon Stables! Settle in and start raising your very own squad of winged companions in your journey through School of Dragons. Relive the experience and expand your dragon knowledge as you build new life long bonds! After all, there’s still a world of adventure to explore including a new mini game at the lab, additional quests, and more!"

 

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Return to Dragon Island

June 24, 2016

 

"Return to familiar lands for all-new adventures in School of Dragons v.2.0, where you'll meet Valka and Eret in our latest expansion!"

 

 

Going back to the place where Gorge found Sparkflare was especially meaningful for both of them, so I linked the image below to my screenshot story of their adventure. Hopefully I will continue it soon, so stay tuned for the second half!

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The much loved Skrill

June 28, 2014

 

"The SKRILL has just flown into School of Dragons! Now, you and your Viking friends can add this highly anticipated and most talked about winged creature to your stables. Experience the electrifying thrill of raising and training one of Berk’s most elusive dragons. For a LIMITED TIME you’ll even be able to pick up Skrill eggs at a discounted rate - head to Johann’s Trading Post to check it out!"

 

 

This first new dragon to be available for direct purchase was released three years ago! I know for some of you it is still a favourite, and its titan wing form, introduced June 10th last year, makes this ferocious creature a reining champion of the dragon world.

 

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The seafaring Scauldron

July 11, 2014

 

"Make a splash by taking flight with our latest dragon addition – the SCAULDRON! Trader Johann has just restocked the store with a set of these exclusive dragon eggs. Get yours now to take the seafaring Scauldron on your next high flying adventure at School of Dragons!"

 

 

While members could choose the Skrill as their starter dragon, and those with the Riders of Berk DVD's could get a Thunderdrum or Whispering Death, the Scauldron was the first to be exclusively for purchase.

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SoD's release

Happy 4th anniversary, SoD!

 

Can you believe it? We've been training dragons at the school for four years. Do you have some pictures of you first dragon or memories of the early days of the game that you'd like to share?

 

July 17, 2013

"Classes are now in session! Join the thousands that have already signed up to start exploring our all new virtual world game, School of Dragons. This never before seen Viking adventure allows new students to bond with and learn to train their very own dragons! Today, you’re invited to join Hiccup and Toothless to learn just what it takes to become an elite dragon trainer in a world where knowledge is the key to your success!"
 

July 17, 2014

"To thank you for being a loyal Viking during our first year, we are offering a FREE, limited time School of Dragons' Anniversary Jacket! Get yours in the Viking Store TODAY."

 

 

July 17, 2015

"Have you picked up your 2nd Anniversary Gift? It’s been 2 years since classes began at School of Dragons and to mark the occasion, we are sharing a very special surprise with each and every Viking that flies onto campus today!"

 

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Look how we've grown!

It turns out I was mistaken about Sparkflare's adoption date. I checked a journal where I had written when I started playing, and it was July 18th, not the 19th as was recorded in-game. So here I am to celebrate our journey together. With the one-year jump in my character's timeline, Gorge has been with Sparkflare for five years. A lot has changed! (The first picture is meant to be when they flew from Dragon Island after Gorge had tamed her.)

 

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The speedy Windwalker

July 22, 2016

 

"Vikings - watch out below! The WINDWALKER is diving through campus at the speed of lightning! Do you think you can keep up?"

 

 

This was the announcement I had been hoping and waiting to see since September 2015, when Brynjolf asked us which species from the books we wanted to be added to the game. Even before that I sometimes pretended Sparkflare was a Windwalker! Though it is a Tidal Class dragon in the game they hinted at a lightning ability, so for me I will always see it as being in the Strike Class.

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A friendly and caring dragon

Today it has been two years (one in-game) since Gorge rescued a young broad wing Windwalker from a dragon hunter boat. This master of the air has taken him to so many fascinating islands! And though he is hesitant to fly into battle, Streamglide will do anything to keep dragons like himself out of hunters' hands. He's more powerful than his thin frame suggests. At first his scales were turqouise, but they soon darkened to light blue.

 

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The charging Rumblehorn

July 25, 2014

 

"Rise from the ranks to raise School of Dragons’ latest winged dragon companion - the RUMBLEHORN! These exclusive eggs are now waiting for YOU and your Viking friends at Johann’s Trading Post. Stoick was one of the few to train this dragon, are you up for the mission?"

 

 

Long before this species became available for new players to start with, my Rumblehorn was one of my two main dragons. I later decided that it might as well belong to a second character. Bulkshield is a good match for Gargle because he's friendly while maintaining a tough and dignified demeanour. From the moment I saw Skullcrusher in the second film I found his species very impressive, and it is still my favourite!

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The slicing Razorwhip

August 7, 2015

 

"Nobody is safe from the wrath of the Razorwhip! Learn what it takes to train on of the deadliest dragons to fly through campus by picking up your egg now at Johann’s Trading Post!"

 

 

This isn't quite one of my top favourite species, but I do admire it a lot. It has been two years since the Razorwhip was released.