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I just updated my game on the computer earlier today. I'm a little disappointed by it. One major change in the game was the graphics. I appreciate the programmers are making an effort to improve the visuals because HTTYD is all about the beautiful visuals. But when I first opened the game, spawning in the school, I almost threw up (overstatement). For me, the colors are a little gross now with the new textures. That's not the worst of it. What really caught me off guard was the camera movement. Everything around you becomes blurry when you move, which made me incredibly nauseous. It isn't as bad as I'm making it sound, but I prefer playing with the older graphics. Some of the areas aren't updated either, which is confusing as to why. The only plus for the new graphics is how much smoother everything looks, compared to the old graphics

 

The issues may also have to do on my part. My computer isn't the fastest, so the new graphics make my game a little slower than before, which is also why I prefer the older graphics. This is just my personal opinion, so you don't have to agree with what I say. But, I'd like to see your experiences with the new update, so feel free to comment.

 

 

Old Graphics in New Update

I haven't tested every area to see what's updated and what's not. This is at Berk Docks.

 

 

New Graphics

Also, notice the texture of the water below. I think it only happens at the school (but call me if I'm wrong).

 

 

Moving

It'll also lag sometimes while I move. At least, more than it used to.

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Hello everyone! My name is Sigridd, fellow Viking of Berk and trainer of dragons. I attend the School of Dragons to learn the history of dragons and how to train them, using "The Scientific Method." I love to make new friends at the school, whether Viking or dragon. All of us together can have a new adventure and learning experience. 

 

The world of dragons just keeps growing. After years of being at war with this species, it seems now that the Archipelago is centered around these reptilian creatures. Every day, we can learn something new about them. I make it my goal to learn about dragons, using techniques and information to bond with them. Each dragon is different and requires different care patterns. I've learned a lot on my journey thus far, but I still have so much to learn. I hope to become a great dragon rider, just like Hiccup Haddock III and the rest of the Dragon Riders.

 

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Viking Name: Sigridd

Title: Pro Dragon Flyer

Trainer Points: 190548

Adventurer Level: 35

Dragon Bonding Level: 20

Fishing Level: 24

Farming Level: 16

Trophies: 496

 

 

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Crystaline-----------------Deadly Nadder

Pinky-------------------Whispering Death

Lemon-----------------Whispering Death

Salmon-----------------------Sand Wraith

Shadow------------------------Flightmare

Asmund-------------------------------Skrill

Emerald---------------------Hobblegrunt

Swift------------------------Speed Stinger

Windbeam------------------Thunderdrum

ZipZap---------------Hideous Zippleback

Bloof-----------------------------Buffalord

Skully------------------------Sweet Death

Flurry----------------------------Groncicle

Enigma--------Night Fury (Sand Wraith)

Sarafina-----------------Fireworm Queen

Darkstryder-------Monstrous Nightmare

Orchid--------------------------Raincutter

 

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The update isn't as bad.

It Lags everytime i go to the wilderness and when i start flying and turning the camera movements, I honestly did prefer the older camera movements as you said, but i have to say it's not as bad, It looks pretty realistic along with the graphics. But other islands Currently don't have this movement like icestorm island as an example.

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yea

My game won't load at all.I updated it and its just spinning nonstop. 

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Game won't load

For a month i wasn't able to get into the training grounds and now with the new update, I can't even get into the game at all. Whats going?

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 SKRILL

Age:12

NAME: CELESTIA

She loves too fly fast with the lighting. Loves to eat angler fish. We share a bond like hiccup and toothless.

 WHISPERING DEATH

NAME GROUNDHEX

AGE 12

Loves to roam the tunnels and be with other whispering deaths and screaming deaths. She just had two screaming death babies. She loves eat salmon.

Deadlynadder

Age:10

Name:Jade

Very and spontanious you never know what she would do next. just don't touch her tail she hates that.

Thunderdrum

Age:12

Name:Britany

Loud, fast and docile, she is named after my little cousin.

Scauldron

Age:10

Name:Genesis

This is my pride and joy she is sweet and loves to play. She loves al the other species of dragons. She just needs a mate. She loves people but hates hackers and fire trolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Subject? It's r- Flash, STOP eating my subject!"- Raineir

Parts of the new update are great, but I do agree with what you said about the blur. It's especially confusing to my eyes when I fly my Titan Monstrous Nightmare. Plus, the Training Grounds does lag a lot now.

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About Me (in real life):

 

. Name: Starts with a letter between A and Z

 

. Gender: Female

 

. State: California

 

. Age: Old enough to know betterXD. Let's just say, I'm probably too old for this game, but I really don't care.  If you really want to know, just multiply 11 by 2 and you'll have the answer!

 

Birthday: February 1 (Aquarius power!)

 

. Hair Color: Blonde ( though most of my SoD vikings as well as Raineir my OC have some shade of brown)

 

. Favorite color(s): Purple and green

 

. Favorite Gemstone: Amethyst.  It is my birthstone, after all.  Plus, it's purple/violet!

 

. Favorite movie(s): How to Train Your Dragon, definitely. Also, probably Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one) would be my favorite live action.

 

Favorite food(s): CHOCOLATE, anything Reeses, and my mom's spaghetti

 

. Pets: A cat, two Scottie dogs, and two chickens (both hens)

 

. Favorite animal: Oh, where do I start? I'll do top 5 in no particular order: domestic cat, birds, elephant, sea turtle, domestic dog, and dragons. Oh, that was six. It's hard choosing just five!

 

Hobbies: Birding, birdwatching, exploring the outdoors, HTTYD, and doodling random stuff

 

Fun facts about me: I have a huge passion for nature, especially birds.  I'm not afraid to touch or hold bugs, insects, amphibians, and reptiles, including snakes.

 

About me (in SoD)

. Main Viking(s): nakataGreenThumbs and Seerboldraven

 

. Main Dragon(s): nakataGreenThumbs: Lightning the Shockjaw, Skyhopper the Titan Deadly Nadder, and Flash the Skrill. Seerboldraven: Flash the Titan Skrill

 

. Clan: Dragons Hunters.  A clan looking for the best warriors and dragon riders!

 

Trophies: 115. Hopefully I will earn more soon. So far, all my trophies are from racing, which, for me, took many races. I've gotten a lot better, but I'm in no way the best.

 

. Main Dragon for Racing: My Skrill, Flash. Skrills may not have the best turn rate or the best rate at which dragons get to their top speed (for the Skrill, it's around 3.2), but they are fast with a top speed in SoD of 9.2.  Flash is doing well! *gives Flash plenty of fish*  I also use my Sand Wraith named Claw, who is now an adult. Yay Claw! *gives Claw plenty of fish as well*

 

Main Dragon for Battle: My Titan Deadly Nadder, Skyhopper and my Titan monstrous Nightmare, Fireflower.

 

 

 

 

 

My wonderful dragons (my first SoD viking):

 

Lightning: Adult Shockjaw

 

Skyhopper: Titan Deadly Nadder

 

Toothless

 

Fireflower: Adult Monstrous Nightmare

 

Quicksilver: Adult Razorwhip

 

Firebloom: Adult Singetail

 

Thorntail: Adult Whispering Death

 

Steeltrap: Adult Armorwing

 

Tomoko: Adult Flame Whipper

 

Rumbles: Adult Eruptodon

 

Echo: Adult Thunderdrum

 

Goldfire: Adult Death Song

 

Ghost: Adult Changewing

 

Claw: Adult Sandwraith

 

Fireball: Adult Gronckle

 

Frostbite: Adult Groncicle

 

Silent Strike: Teen Boneknapper

 

Flash: Adult Skrill

 

Night and Hawk: Teen Zippleback

 

Here's the story about how my OC viking Raineir met her dragon:

 Berk was not an easy place to live. It was cold, it snowed there most of the year, finding food was not always an easy task, and, yes, it was cold. Oh, and the almost constant dragon raids didn't help matters either. To Berk's vikings, it was either kill or be killed, no other option. Well, except for one viking girl. Much like Berk's heir, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, Raineir Feralsome was considered an "odd one out." Except, instead of wanting to prove herself by killing a dragon like Hiccup, she didn't like to kill. She thought there had to be another way like Valka, Hiccup's 'dead' mother. One day, Raineir was exploring the forest in Raven Point. She liked to explore the land of Berk, learning about its geographical features. Seemingly out of nowhere, a screech of pain rang out. Alarmed, Raineir ran towards the source of the noise. Coming upon a cove (yes, THAT cove), she looked down and saw a small group of what appeared to be hunters, since they were holding spears and bows and arrows. They were surrounding what looked like a Skrill. The poor dragon was in bad shape. There were wounds on its sides, and had trouble fighting the hunters off in her weakened state. Raineir quickly climbed down and made herself known. "Hey!" She shouted, "step away from the Skrill, and none of you will get hurt!" She drew her sword and moved in front of the dragon. The leader stared at her, then laughed. "You?" He said, "a mere girl willing to fight to defend a beast?" She didn't flinch, only glaring more fiercly at him. Making up her mind, she charged at him, sword ready, not to kill, but to possibly knock him and his goonies out. As she was about to do so, a a small bolt of lightning came from... the sword? The lightning hit one of the hunters, instantly knocking him out. Surprised, Raineir looked at her sword in shock, then glared at the leader again. Not wanting to become the next target, he and the rest of his goonies ran away fast. Once they were gone, she turned towards the Skrill, taking medical supplies out of her satchel. The Skrill looked at her in shock, obviously surprised to witness a human protecting a dragon. Raineir put her hand out. The Skrill seemed hesitant, but then she put her snout gently on the girl's outstretched hand. Raineir set to work on cleaning and bandaging the dragon's wounds. She decided to name her dragon Flash. Flash, once fully healed, let Raineir become her rider. Because Raineir had saved Flash, Flash would never stop protecting her from any threat. They're more than just friends; they're family, and will always be loyal to each other, no matter what. This story happened about a month or so before Hiccup discovered Toothless.

 

About Raineir

 

Full Name: Raineir Feralsome

 

Age: 19-20 (by the time of How to Train Your Dragon 2)

 

Gender: Female

 

Hair Color: Dark brown, tied into two semi-long braids in the back

 

Eye Color: Violet

 

Wears: Long sleeve gray dress, dark green leggings, brown fur boots, and two belts, one around the waist and one cross body style in which she keeps her sword. She also wears a necklace with a silver pendant of a Skrill.

 

Dragons: A Skrill named Flash. Flash looks like a regular Skrill, but has noticeable scars on her sides from when she was wounded by dragon hunters, about a month or so before Hiccup met Toothless. Flash, in an act of graditude, accepted Raineir as her rider and life-long partner. Like Hiccup and Toothless, Raineir and Flash proved that friends aren't just limited to the same species. Flash's personality is a little different from the average Skrill, though being one, she can have a bit of an attitude, and like Toothless, can be sarcastic and snarky. Nevertheless, Flash is a very loyal partner to Raineir. She is very affectionate towards her human sister (Raineir) and other humans and dragons she trusts. She and Raineir are very much like siblings. Raineir also later befriends a Terrible Terror she names Scout, who she taught to "scout" out people, dragons, and objects using hand signals. Scout is very friendly and playful, though not afraid to fight if her friends are threantened.

 

Other Dragons: In addition to her two main dragons, Raineir has also trained many others: Silvermist a light violet Flightmare, Fireflower a violet Monstrous Nightmare, Lightning a violet and green Shockjaw, Fireball a Gronckle, Bluebird a Deadly Nadder, and many others.

 

Main weapon: Electro, her trusty Gronckle Iron sword. Upon meeting Flash for the first time, Raineir defended her from dragon hunters, and discovered that her sword has the ability to shoot out lightning bolts.

 

Personality: In the first movie (if she were in it), she was much like Hiccup, though not as awkward (sorry, Hiccup). She and Hiccup are still very similar to one another. Raineir is intelligent, sometimes sarcastic, and very witty. Like Astrid, she is fully willing to fiercely defend her friends. She is a very kind and good-hearted person, always ready to help out her friends and family, though not afraid to call them out when they get out of line. She doesn't like to kill unless it's absolutely necessary. Raineir, like Hiccup, likes to consider herself a peacemaker.

 

Unofficial, Official Title: The Lightning Rider

 

Fun fact about Raineir: For an unknown reason, Raineir has an immunity to lightning, and eletrical shocks don't hurt or affect her negatively in any way. She may have been born this way, or maybe she gained it early on in her life, both probably foreshadowing her becoming a Skrill rider.

 

Here's a picture of Raineir and Flash, drawn by the awesome Zikta. Thank you Zikta! :)

 

 

And here's one by the awesome piggyxl. Thanks, piggyxl!

 

 

 

 

 

This Skrill also drawn by the amazing Zikta

 

 

This is also Flash by the awesome Wixyigzy

 

Here's another beautiful artwork of Flash by the amazing dogloven

 

Here is a picture of Raineir and her Terrible Terror, Scout, drawn by the incredibly awesome Zikta:)

 

Here is a beautiful edit of Scout by the great Zeezur. Thank you! :)

 

Thanks to the awesome and generous AntroTyree, who did this beautiful art, I also now have a lovely Night Fury, Lavender Honey!

 

 

Here is my other adopted dragon, a Light Fury I named Pearl, adopted from the great dragonrider34:)  Pearl is calm and peaceful, a serene dragon, but also fierce and protective of her loved ones. Very playful, has a mischievious side.

And let's not forget one of my dragons, Echo the Thunderdrum, drawn by the incredibly fabulous XxXPurpleHolkingXxX! Thank you!

 

Another beautiful drawing by the fabulous XxXPurpleHolkingXxX:

 

Lightningwhip (Skrill x Razorwhip) by the great snowflake12298!

 

 

A while back, I created a new dragon: the Twilight Fury, which looks just like a Night Fury, but with a few differences, including a different call, which sounds like a Barred Owl. Here's a drawing generously done by the amazing Zikta. Thank you Zikta! :)

 

Here's another one by the great DragonOfGalaxy. Thank you! :)

 

 

Another beautiful Twilight Fury by the great snowflake12298. Thank you! :)

 

 

Another lovely Twilight Fury generously drawn by the fabulous XxXPurpleHolkingXxX. Thank you! :)

Along with SoD, I also like playing Neopets. My username is dragonmagic101. My two favorite Neopets are the:

 

Wocky

 

 

 

And the:

 

Pteri

 

My Top 5 Favorite Dragons (in no particular order):

 

Night Fury

 

Deadly Nadder

 

Gronckle

 

Skrill

 

Shockjaw

 

 

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Half and Half

From what I am gathering, the opinions on the new update are pretty even on pros and cons. I appreciate their work, and while it does look much better in some aspects, other parts such as the increase in lag and nauseating blur make me torn on the subject.

 

 

If there is a way, I feel like the SOD Team should limit the blurs. I think it looks really cool on the wings, but the turning blurs should be significantly less.

 

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Hi! I'm Brynhildd! So, how in the world did I get here, on Berk? Well, let me tell you.

I lived on an island far west of Berk. We didn't have a Viking status of dragon trainers, nor beserkers. We were just a village who was out to survive. Although the occasional killing of a dragon happened, it was never something the tribe focused on, since most attacks from them were aimed at Berk. We were more into the trading business; finding treasures and all of that. It was one of my favorite things to do, at least. I'd always go out on my little canoe to a smaller, uninhabited island to search for rocks, gems, anything that looked cool that I could pick up. On those deserted islands, I'd find the occasional smaller dragon, like Terrible Terrors and even Smothering Smokesbreaths. Even though they'd steal my stuff sometimes, and even make me feel like I want to kill them, I don't. That's because I understood that they were just animals trying to live. I don't think my tribe really understood that.

I was a teenager now, and I was able to go farther places now. But, that led to recklessness and stupidity. It wasn't my fault that it's an occupational hazard to seek danger. I went out during a storm trying to find somewhere to go. But once I got out there, the fog thickened and a storm brewed. I was stuck, lost with no sense of direction. Luckily Toothless and Hiccup were there to save the day. They led me back to Berk for some food and water, and it was there that I met a whole lot more dragons than I've ever seen! They were working with the Vikings, and it clicked into my head. I wanted to be like them. I wanted to be a dragon trainer. So, I enrolled in the School of Dragons, where I got and raised my very own dragon.

 

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Dragon Name: 
Evergreen

 

Species: 

Monstrous Nightmare

 

Level: 22

 

 

I enrolled in the School of Dragons, so I was going to need a dragon to begin my training. Like all of the other new students, I went to The Hatchery to receive a dragon egg to hatch. Gobber had given me a personality test to determine what dragon would be best for me. I had gotten Monstrous Nightmare. At first, I was doubtful of that choice, thinking that didn't fit me at all. But, Gobber insisted that that was the one who fit me. He said I could choose another, but I didn't want to make the wrong decision. So, I got Evergreen. I went on the school missions offered for Evergreen and I while also learning to raise my dragon. I was still doubtful of Evergreen though. He was different though, very calm, not the fire-like personality of the usual Monstrous Nightmare.

 

I raised Evergreen until he was an adult. With that, I learned the value of him and how he actually was one of my best friends. We raced, explored and even more and now we're to the point of becoming a Titan Wing. We're working hard now and learning even more. One big thing I learned though, it doesn't matter the dragon you get, anyone can be like you and your friend.

 

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Dragon Name: 

Turtle

 

Species: 

Sand Wraith

                             

Level: 22

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wow! How long had it been by now... let's see... probably 2-3 years I'd been at The School of Dragons by now? Evergreen was such a big dragon now and I gained friendships with some other dragons by now. Adventures galore still awaited though amongst all of the many, many others that had happened.
 
Tons of dragon species are being discovered, and the discovery of the Sand Wraith came! It was all the rage when eggs were being shipped to the school by Trader Johan. It seemed as though everyone wanted their hands on one, and so did I. I thought it would be cool. So, I got my lovely little guy and called him Turtle for the way his green spots against his black body resembled that of the animal.
 
Time went on but I noticed something throughout the school. Blotches of black paint surrounded the island and I saw Sand Wraiths all painted up in black. "Hey, look at my Night Fury!" they all seemed to chant. I looked at Turtle. I didn't paint him at all, yet I still felt compelled to call him a Night Fury. Oh, that wretched Bandwagon I hopped on. For a while I called him that until I started seeing the light and error; he's a Sand Wraith and proud! Come to realize, the natural color of my Sand Wraith wasn't even the black! Sometimes, animals desire companionship, and Turtle I believe felt the need to fit in by changing his color. But, when he realized he had me, well his true colors shone! I'm glad he's not trying to use his camouflage anymore to disguise himself as a Night Fury.
 
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Turtle the Sand Wraith

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