More Dragon Interaction

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I was noticing a couple of things while I've been playing SOD lately.  One, I don't like not being able to wake my dragon up without walking away or jerking it into play mode.  I think there should be some clicking action or a button to gently wake your dragon.

Something else might be that your dragon could walk beside you.  Maybe not all the time, but it would be nice to be able to run/walk with your dragon places - at least while you're in an open space.  This wouldn't work on a skinny path.

Another idea is that your dragon could play with someone else's dragon!  If you visit one of your friends, or a member of your clan, you could let your dragon play with the other dragon - if the other dragon was in a good mood.  This is where Dragon Nip might have a use.  An key action might be needed to allow the play mode - you don't want your dragon to constantly romp.

Also, maybe when your viking goes idle, you end up sleeping leaned up against your dragon.  This will happen if you're idle for more than ten minutes.  Your avatar would sit down after five minutes, then lie down at ten.  Maybe random positions could happen where once you might be snoring next to your dragon, leaning up against a nearby tree, or something like that.  The idea is randomness, until a certain amount of time has passed.

 

A totally random suggestion is a section of your journal that you can draw in - make sketches or snapshots of yourself and have it styled in the "old paper" look.  You could type on the pages too - make notes and stuff.  I'm not sure if it'd have any use, but maybe if the game gets more complicated, you need to find a certain flower amongst others - if you have a snapshot of it that identifies it, you could get it faster...or something like that.  Maybe you could share your pictures, etc. with friends too.

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I totally agree! These ideas

I totally agree! These ideas are great! Not exactly sure if it can be programmed, though.

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Hmm...yes.

I like the journal section idea. Make it something of an actual journal, not just a static, self-updating book. If anything, it would serve a roleplay purpose. As for the idle animations, I think it would be a little much to have the developers code in all that just for going idle. Maybe make a single animation, like sitting on the ground, or (as you said) leaning against your dragon (although, that might be awkward for users with still-baby dragons, heh). I do like the idea for allowing players' dragons to play with each other, especially the babies. This would really be cool if the developers ever implemented personalities for the dragons, since then there could be interplay between the dragons if their personalities differ. Maybe..

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As far as baby dragons...

Well, for baby dragons your avatar could sit down, and your dragon would sleep curled up beside you.  Kind of like what the Terrible Terror did in HTTYD, where he curled up beside Hiccup.

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True

Hmm, true. And I suppose two animations wouldn't be too much trouble. Who knows - the developers could always surprise us. laugh