My first impression about the game..how i found the game.

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hi all i'm new here and I really like to talk about how i ended up here as it was interesting even to myself why I switched from modern war-fare games to the fantasy world of dragons...and the answer is simple:

 

I WATHED THE MOVIE HTTYD for the VERY FIRST time LAST WEEK!!!.."what a loser" I know I was obviously missing too much -_- ..I dunno why i didnt happen to watch it ,maybe the time it was released i was busy with something and away from tv but i watch movies non-the-less so i dunno how i missed this piece of art..and i dunno how idiots around me who DO watch movies more than i do wouldnt make a fuss about it..but anyways they didnt..tho i knew this kid flying on the black dragon i saw it in commercials here and there and i knew it was a movie but never sat down and watched it from the beginning to the end..untill last week it was part of the daily schedule of a movie channel I have on fav list !!!..and tbh it was a momment of "oh what the heck there is nothing else to watch" kind of momment that got me to sit there and watch.

 

and the movie starts and hiccup starts to describe his city..and i thought ok this movie is hilarious from how hes describing things lets keep watching..and then that Viking kind of chinese melody music played!!.. its exactly when hiccup says "on the meridian of misery" thats where that music part plays..and that was THE K.O..there is noway I'm changing the channel or going away..I always thought a movie with good music is always a good movie, and it never failed..that music made me think ,ok thats it i will sure enjoy this film just by listening to the music..and i'm really picky what i wanna watch..and I kept watching to the end..and in the end i couldnt help it but to jesure a salute when the cast names started to go up..and my impression was the same I had about Titanic and Broken-Arrow..its a new movie added to my list of favorite movies that I'd watch time and time again without getting bored ..this is a master piece..story, animation, music and everything.

 

the movie ends and I google it not only do I find the HTTYD2 ready to watch on line but also THE GAME..this game..to me the best things about this game is how much it does influence the movie and the not good things is things that have nothing to do with the movie only theyre just superfacial things anywy:

 

Things I like about the game coompared to other games:

1- its hard to make money..you play as a money maker not only a dragon breeder..so youre playing different types of games at the same time..part of it is economic strategy.

 

2- it DOES help be part of the movie to a huge level.

 

3-it doesnt have pvp kill each other activities..so its basically a breeding strategy game (peacful game) and we have dragons for transport

 

things I dont like or I would suggest be in another way:

 

1- the fact that the map is not open world that we can fly town to town but more like a teleport..i know why that is which is fixed with my second thing i dont like..that its unity based cant have too much data

 

2- its played by unity (crashity) ..I'd much prefere it if you make it a full independent platform with more data to travel flying in a wide open world. 

 

3- there are many things that dont have anything to do with the movies..some dragons ,some activities..but its pretty superfacial.

 

 

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hello all ,been too lazy to edit my signature..I'm Lee (the extra ee s are due to username rejection grrrr)..I'm not exactly a fan of dragons but I soon became a fan of the HTTYD show which it's also new to me, this was my first introduction post on SoD forum:
 
 
my favorite parts of HTTYD: The First Movie and The Riders of berk Series (lol aside from the prettier Astrid ,I didnt like Race To The edge as much as these) 
 
I'm Mainly a Deadly Nadder Rider..I really admire this dragon especially for SoD ,if we can get stormfly that exists in the flight club with the 8 speed, I wouldnt want another dragon..
 
to me:
 
HTTYD star of the show : Toothless
 
HTTYD Role Model: (Hiccup+Snotlout)/2
 
HTTYD best person: Astrid (also she's my SoD role-play Nadder Trainer as a young student of hers)
 
HTTYD Funniest person :ALL OF THEM
 
HTTYD Secondary impressive dragons :The Skrill, ,Scauldron, The Flightmare, Razor Whip and Death Song (you dont want these dragons on SoD if you havent seen the show) 
 
HTTYD Crush :Heather
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hey :)

I also didnt see the film when i first came out, must of been almost a year after its release... which isnt too bad.

I came across the other online how to train your dragon game, think it was called high skies, or wild skies, i forgot,
Anyway i loved it, but the loading made me want to cry, then i came across this game around 5-6 months after it was released, and i loved it, the updates were very rare, you only had one dragon, no stables, no toothless for members, no expansions, basically it was just starting up, then they added the skrill, and stables, and the game got even more enjoyable,
And now the dragon battles, its the main reason i dont get bored with the game.

Since then it has come a long way, and keeps getting better :)

 

Anyway excuse my babbling, 
I agree about the open world, though alot of players whos computers may not be able to live up to the specs needed might have difficulty playing it afterwards,
But yeh Unity is terrible, i used to have soo many problems with it, till i downloaded the download version.

 

They have added alot of dragons, and they are still adding them slowly, but i prefer them to take their time so the dragons have their own animations and have more quality to them.

I'm still waiting on the dragon roaring & tricks, plus a few more additions that are mentioned in my sig. 

Anyway, i better stop talking, i got a battle to attend to.

Happy flying 

:)

 

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My Dragons

Chase - Titan Sand Wraith, Tiani - Sand Wraith, Crash - Sand Wraith, Flash - Sand Wraith, Aloha - Sand Wraith,
Heatwave - Sand Wraith, Captain Cold - Sand Wraith,  White Canary - Sand Wraith, Arrow - Sand Wraith,
Obi Wan Kenobi - Sand Wraith, Darth Vader - Titan Sand Wraith, Anakin - Sand Wraith, Dotty - Sand Wraith,
Skywalker - Woolly Howl, Arrowette - Woolly Howl, Yoda - Woolly Howl, Chewbacca - Woolly Howl,
Draigoch - Titan Skrill, Elektra - Skrill, Zoom - Skrill, DeathStrike - Skrill,

Pheonix - Titan Stormcutter, Enchantress - Stormcutter, Hawkeye - Stormcutter,

Falkor - Titan Deadly Nadder, Firestorm - Titan Nightmare, Dragion - Whispering Death, Pumba - Gronkle,
Bones - BoneKnapper, Huntress - Boneknapper, Auroxas - Thunderdrum, Shockwave - Shockjaw,
Blizzard - Groncicle, Peekaboo - Hobblegrunt, Rogue - Grapple Grounder, Spyke - Speed Stinger,
Whirlwind - Snow Wraith, Eclipso - Sliquifier, Knockout - Hotburple, Speedy - Smothering Smokebreath, 
Karma - Snafflefang, Hercules - Rumblehorn, 
Jabba - Sweet Death, Firelord - Fireworm,

Whiplash - Titan Razorwhip, Mercury - Razorwhip, Obsession - Deathsong, Trickster - Changewing,
Canary - Scuttleclaw, Sparky & Hydra - Titan Hideous Zippleback, Tornado - Scaudlron, Krypto - Armor Wing,
DeadShot - Screaming Death, Vision - Screaming Death, Impulse - Mudraker, Kree - Prickleboggle,
Virtigo - SlitherSong, Beast - Catastrophic Quaken, Sinestro - Raincutter, Groot - Shovelhelm,
Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Mo -  Snaptrapper, Apocalypse - Shivertooth, Captain - Timberjack,
Sulu - Flightmare,  Aurora - Flightmare, Sensei - Flightmare, Boomerang - Typhoomerang,
Nightwing - Night Terror, Scooby - Night Terror, Misfit - Night Terror  , Rocky - Thunderpede,
Roku - Singetail, Flowers - Eruptodon, Dundee - Windwalker,  Amaroo - Windwalker,
Gabriel - Terrible Terror.

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All in game & non game Sand Wraiths mentioned in link below  :)

Click Here - To Meet my Sand Wraith's :)

All Dragons above are from my Flamin Husky Viking.
Meet my vikings : Here

About me:
Firstly, Call me Husky :)
In game you can find me mostly at Berk, dive bombing & getting ready for battle.
I'm always with a Sand Wraith, mostly Chase :)
I'm part of a new clan created by my friend, called The Firey Ferals, and i have over 1000 Trophies.
My current UDT level is Ultimate Dragon Trainer  :)
I First started playing SOD in Feburary 2014, got my main viking in May 2014, and Chase was hatched on Feburary 12th 2015.
My Favorite tv shows are..... Daredevil, Defenders, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, 12 Monkey's, Agents of SHIELD, Lucifer, & Supernatural  :D
And for the discontinued shows.... Chuck, Nikita, Grimm, Burn Notice, Star Wars : Clone Wars / Rebels & The Last Airbender
I'm also a Deadpool & Star Wars comics Fan :)
Anything S.O.D - 
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Sand Wraith Outfit / Armor & my Suggestions  Here

Big Thank You to ScarfyWings, for this drawing of Chase  :) 

         
Big Thankyou to TosiLohi for the artwork done of my viking   :)

 

Now for my favorite Book Dragons.......

1. Grimler ,  2. Silver Phantom, 3. Polar Serpents, 4. Wind Walker, 5. Toxic Nightshade , 
6. Saber-Toothed Driver Dragon, 7.Golphin, 8.Wolf Fangs, 9. Devilish Dervish, 10. Marsh Tiger.

 

Huge thanks to my good friend Kianai (OnWingsOfDragons) for this beautiful portrait of Chase :)     

Rebels   :)

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haha well I'm glad i'm not the only one late for this (whatever it is) they simply created a reality and a life style by a movie, now i dont feel left out lol..

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Welcome to the Sod Community

You are Great for watching it, not a loser XD. I agree with all your like and dislikes.

I watch the 1st movie when it came out on DVD.

I only found the game by accident back in February 2014 because I hurt my foot. I took my son to Walmart to buy a movie watch since I was out of work, and saw the first season of the HTTYD series on DVD that was on

The Cartoon Network  http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/dragons/

I was shocked that I did not hear there was a series, I mean were was the advertisement? So I bought the 2 DVDs and when I opened it, it had inside "play School of Dragons on Facebook". So I thought my son might like to check it out because we were playing Angry Birds at the time. Since my son was to young at the time for this type of game he could not play but I was hooked. I never played any kind of game like this before. 

Now my son is older and he just watched the first movie for the fist time and loved it. He watches me play all the time. I only do quests when he is watching because those are is favorite. 

I have only been in 3 clans and the first one was because the quest told me to join.(dumb quest) 

I joined The Time Traveling Dragons. At this point I still did not talk to people in chat.

It took me a week to figure out how to make a forum account because I did not know it was separate, LOL

Then I joined The Dragon Racers which allowed me to explore new clan ideas and make it more fun to be a part of a clan. 

Then Gyoa and I left The Dragon Racers because we wanted to lead a clan with our own ideas. She is great at putting word to paper so she wrote our code that is in our signature. It took us a month to get everything right even the name.

We chose Valor because we wanted only one word and let it speak for itself. Not The Valor Clan, or The Clan or Valor. They all just sound like all the rest and we wanted to be different. This is why we do not change the rules for the members to make them different the way SoD designed it to be played. In Thunder Run Racing people get mad if you shoot, boost, or drop boxes and gas. I do get mad when all that happens to me but I try to just bounce back from it and it does make it less boring. Gets the blood flowing XD Our members can even use power ups on each other, and I have found that when they race me they are more than happy to give me a box in the face XD

Thank you for inspiring me to write all this, it is great to meet you and hope to see you in game sometime.

I will only ever leave the game if I hideor they shut it down after the next movie comes out and the game ran its course.

Worzy

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thank you so much..I'm glad i inspired you lol...and i said i was a loser for waiting 5 years or so before watching the movie for the first time..and sure will do, buddy..it seems you have your own game empire haha..

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You can never be too late to the party- welcome to the party!

 

Making money in the game is easy. Gems are a bit tricky as you can pay money to get them quickly, but it takes a while otherwise. Coins, however can easily be acquired from farming. If you're short on coins, I'd suggest you try that!

 

I'd love to see an open world. People tend to underestimate how harsh open worlds are to one's PC. it's /really/ not that bad. If I could play WoW on a heavily outdated and underspecced PC, a non-gaming PC should not have it too hard trying to run a game like SoD. Though phones and tablets will have lots of issues with it.

Though, open world won't happen. I think, considering the way the game is right now. They'd also lose a lot of customers/players because a lot of phones won't be able to take it.

 

At least they removed the horrible taxi thing. A while ago, one had to take a taxi (a tumberjack) to go to another area. It was stupid, took time and you had to be actively playing with the taxi to reach your destiny. I'm so glad that they removed it. I don't want a loading screen I have to play through, if that makes sense.

 

For a platform- no. I doubt that JS actually has the budget for that. Creating a working engine from scratch is one of the hardest things out there, and most companies won't even take the time to do so. If there's working engines out there, why not use them? Saves them a lot of effort and SoD isn't 'big' or profitable enough for such a drastic overhaul anyway :P

 

Some dragons are based on the dragons from the shows and not the movies. There's also been words about releasing dragons from the books into the game. Not everything's from the movies. Not even some islands! 

 

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tyvm :] ..glad to finally arrive in the party lol..and yes i agree with all that its pretty hard now , its too late to make it open world..and btw unity is the thing with the high specs ,average ram 4 GB for unity to work properly,I have great 3D games that require much less than that..and the game now with the downloadable client is still driven by unity..this app caches in the browser like it doesnt have its own patch..as for coins yes gold is easy to earn but it doesnt gather from doing nothing like where there are these games where you have a building that produces money for you or something like that or a daily event that pumps much money, i used to dislike that on other games..in this game farming and fishing is a must and i like that about it, youre a farmer/fisherman who breeds dragons and use them as a car lol..thats the your role-play and its cool in my opinion..and the premium gems i think this game is possibly the cheapest i played around and they seem to give away descent freebies..I'm usually a light casher on games but i pay for what is necessary, for example on this game first thing i bought is the fishing rod..i realized early its possibly the most important purchase i'll ever make on the game, now I want a descent dragon with cool looks to show off but i didnt decide which yet lol..

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I don't think you need 4 gigs to be able to open Unity games. It all depends on the game, usually. SoD is pretty poorly optimized, but it doesn't require that much as far as I know. I can run SoD though a Windows emu on Linux, and my total RAM is 4 GB. I'd say that the game takes about 2.

For the crashing... I haven't had Unity crash on me once in SoD. If it crashes, it's more on SoD's side, I think.

 

Most MMOs require a currency of sorts. A lot of MMO's don't give you an automatic income. (and if they do, you still need to refresh the actions, akin to farming.) Gathering coins to buy dragons and items is part of the fun! Imagine being able to get everything without having to put in some effort- it wouldn't be fun.

 

Yeah a better rod is a good investment! Did you get the starter pack? 

If you can't decide on a dragon, you could always try getting a mystery egg chest. It'll reward you a dragon at random.

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yeah mine is 4 GB also..for the game 2 GB minimum 4 recommended i guess..but i bet you many people dont have the recommended specs for unity..also same here SoD didnt crash for me yet ever so far but other unity games did ,do actually all the time..and yes about the coins its my point exactly, that i need to do something to get coins or it would eventually get boring...oh and yes i have my eyes on the starter pack..but as for mystery egg? lol..well there are many dragons i'd be really disappointed if that egg had inside lol..there are many dragons i didnt like..I have options which to buy next recharge ,its between SandWraith,Queen,Skrill and that one that looks like a butterfly dunno its name..but i'm not sure if these are a member only or something? cause i'm not a member.

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Unity can be as heavy or as light as the game built it wants to be. It's not just Unity what defines the requirements ;) SoD's recommended amount is indeed 4 GB. The minimum to run is 1 GB.

Unity is, however, pretty unstable depending on your specs. It just doesn't play nice with a lot of hardware. Do you use Intel/Nvidia or AMD? So far, my hybrid is doing fine so far haha but I heard that Unity doesn't do well with AMD video cards.

 

Ahh like that. Would be a shame if the dragon you get is your least favourite. 

No dragons are member only, some dragons and items are 'expansion pack only' though. You either need the expansion or you need to have a membership for those.

I'd say wait until one of your favourite eggs go on sale! 

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yes thats true it seems Unity performance depends on the game thats so true..mine has an Nvidia graph...and yes I found out about these dragon eggs that go on sale half the price :] ... so your idea is mine now hehe, thank you so much for the tip..I can buy 2 eggs for the price of one haha..but i'm guessing i need to be patient :].. and stick to illumina (my female Nadder) for a while haha..cant complain, shes agile and great for these narrow cities and passages :] 

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"Welcome" to the free2play

"Welcome" to the free2play *cough cough* HTTYD game, School of Dragons..

 

You will understand that the game is getting buggy every update comes out, and that you'll see MAAAAANY hackers. Well half of it is pay2enjoy, so you better pay if you want to explore new lands :/ It's the reason I am actually not playing that much now, but nah I am not hating it's the game I found and made friends :3

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thank you :].. well all games have hackers and full of bugs too..thing about the hackers is that they get bored and leave eventually, because they dont have fun unless they go through what normal players do to earn things :] .. and yes couple of things need to be purchased a one-payment deal is no biggy :] ..I wouldnt be a member just to have Toothless lol thats one example..its not necessary..but i would buy the lands,clothing and gear, the turtle pond,a one or two cool dragon eggs, stuff that i can keep forever :]...and as you read in my post how much the movie had an effect on me..well there are people out there who have the ability and can provide the world to be part of it..things i cant do on my own..so when the game provider creates the game and help me be part of that movie that i like , and to the level of adding the same charecters, titles, even places to make you live the experience,they deserve support..not only HTTYD, any other movie based game :].