Old Thunder Run Racing

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Hello, is there anyone who remembers the old Thunder Run Racing? It was like 5 years ago and it was different but i actually liked it more than the new one. You had to have some skill to control your dragons (especially Monstrous Nightmare cuz his turn rate was terribly low) because they were flying so fast. If you flew through three circles in a row it was very hard to not hit a wall. :D But i loved it cuz it really gave ma a feeling of speed racing. Since they had renewed it, it felt like it's just a matter of having a fast dragon species and speed busting items. I remember how dissapointed I was when joined the new Thunder Run Racing and my dragon couldn't pull more than 20 km/h. XD

I'm not really complaining  I just wanted to share my experience. Buut it would actually be pretty cool if they could bring back the old game. What do you think?

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That sounds like fun, I joined just before they added the mandatory go through green rings racing. Since then, I haven't noticed any difference in speed besides different dragons and racing gear. But if it was like that back then, that would of been fun and it would of made it pretty tricky to win even on your own.

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Yes, the racing was

Yes, the racing was definitely faster. Training grounds weren't even in the game yet. I think there were only Berk, School of Dragons and Wilderness.

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Man I wished I joined eariler... Would of loved to see the old game..

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I remember that you could

I remember that you could level up your dragons in the light of speed just by shooting at these hot bowls (i dont know how to call them) around every island. You just stood next to it and spammed the shooting button till your dragon was lvl 10. I miss that so much, it saved me so much time. XD

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Yeah I heard that lighting the fire bowls could get you some stuff at one point

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I think it gave you 5 dragon

I think it gave you 5 dragon exp, 5 training points/exp and 5 coins

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Sorry for being a pessimist but they're not bringing it back it seems. 5 years, thousands of complaints from many players. Defo not going to happen.

And yes those were the good days :) cherish them. (Nadders were the best)

Do you remember when everyone would flock around members bc of their whispers and thunderdrums XD feelsbad for them lol

Also remember how fast the skrill was upon release? It was insane XD

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Yesss, I swear like 80% of

Yesss, I swear like 80% of the people had Deadly Nadders. But I think it was actually a little bit slower than a Nightmare but it was much easier to control. :/ Overall, dragons weren't very different in terms of speed I guess? XD
And yeah, I remember when my sister got a Whispering Death and you could flex on other people wih these dragons, and when a Skrill came out, oh boy. He was very fast. But the faster the dragon was the harder it was to control so it was at least a little bit fair.

They added a Scauldron next I think? I bought one and I was so fascinated. People would follow you around just to look at it. XD

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I didn't have membership at the time so I only knew how it was like to ride a nadder and a nightmare. Nightmares definitely were much faster than Nadders in sheer speed (without any ring boost). However, because of nadder turn rates, they could make the hoops more frequently and save time on turns. The acceleration from the hoops and the ability to make sharp turns can allow it to shave down a lot of time and keep pace with nightmares and if you're a good racer, beat them.

As for nightmares, the trick is to start the turn early. As you see an upcoming turn, you'd slowly shift away from the side where the turn is on and then when you were a second or two away from reaching the turning point, you'd start turning. You will definitely make it, even if it feels like an eternity, and continue speeding along. same thing with the skrill except the turn rates were better.

lol i remember, there were skrills that could beat speed hackers :')

 

Remember any godly gronckles? There were some amazing gronckle racers and wow they were fast if raced with correctly O_O. godly acceleration i tell you.

 

I think it was scauldron and then rumblehorn. not sure.

I got membership/toothless a while latur or something. I don't really remember much after the toothless update. bc it all started to go downhill.

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Ohh yes yes i remember. I was

Ohh yes yes i remember. I was riding only a Monstrous Nightmare all the time and when I learned to fully control it I could actually beat Skrills and Night Furies. You just had to wait a little bit till you get a speed boost in a box (you got speed boost 90% of the time if you were on the last place) and then use it in the last loop. It was so satisfying. XD

I saw amazing Gronckle riders but one Zippleback rider got stuck in my mind. I think Zipplebacks were the least popular dragons but apperently they weren't bad racers. Or maybe these racers just had speed boosting saddles and outfits. Still, they had to be good.

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ah. never really used the power ups after the speed nerf. I disliked them. relied on short cuts instead. like whoa you could move slow enough to take a short cut XD

 

hm, yea zipplebacks weren't as often seen. they are balanced dragons and could take a while to beat from a nadder rider's perspective. bc the 7 spd 7 accel could keep a zippleback right in front. most of the time i didn't meet good zippleback racers. but when there's one who knows what they're doing, you gotta stay alert or else you lose XD (but then again you have stay alert when racing any good racer)

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Yeah, those were the good ol'days lol. I remember what it was like before they even added the training grounds and the lookout. All the players crowding around and shooting those who had Thunderdrums and Whispers.

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sounds great

as a newer racer, id wouldve loved to experience these things, i do have a few friends who were around at the time, might guve me the feels

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  I was born a Carpenter, we were quite poor, I helped my parnets as much as I could but ever since I broke my arm, I couldn’t help much, the best I could do was to care for our rumblehorn, Bolverkr. Bol was very sturdy and was the perfect dragon for carrying lumber from the nearby forest and back home, I always made sure he was fed and well-rested. When my arm healed, it was a patchwork of scars, I could use it atleast, I got back to helping my Dad cut down the trees like normal.

  One time, I was getting Bol ready to fly back home, I heard a loud roar, followed by a torrent of flames. Since I always watched the dragon races, I could tell different dragon fires with ease, this one was clearly a stormcutter. The fire barreled through the forest and towards Bol, of course, he had already taken off, all the lumber had fallen into the clutches of the wildfire, onky thing I could do was run. And that’s what I did.

  I darted from the forest, I could hear powerful wingbeats above me, stormcutter might’ve thought I was invading it’s home, by the sounds on the beats, it was getting closer. I ducked into a cave, bad idea, from what I’ve heard, stormcutters were one of the most intellegent dragon species and I just cornered myself to one, perfect.

  The stormcutter landed and seemed to show off it’s immense size with its wings, it snarled and flared it’s wings slightly and peeled back its lips of some sort. I backed into the corner, I heared pounding footsteps barreling towards the cave, only one dragon I know, Bol. He used his horn things at the front of his head and slammed into the stormcutter, the stormcutter roared in anger and spewed a spiral of flames at Bol, I wanted to help but there’s not much I could do.

  The stormcutter tried to lure Bol into the skies, I’ve seen them fly enough times to know they were more agile and faster than most dragons than they are on the ground. Bol was stubborn enough to stay on the ground where he had his advantage, the stormcutter seemed agitated and dived at me, I ducked, of course, the stormcutter had fast reflexes and a powerful turn that it managed to stay in the air and not barrel into a wall. 

   It beat its wings and growled at us, Bol was pulling his "defence" face, I was slowly mounting Bol, preparing for flight until I heard yelling, a battle cry of some sort. Dad, he swung an axe at the stormcutter, it roared and spewed fire at him. My heart skipped a beat, we didn't have the money to afford the fire-proof armour, or any type of armour at that so, my Dad would be incinerated. I was astonished when he emerged from the flames, he was badly injured but I was glad he was alive, the stormcutter snarled and flared its wings once again. At this point, I had mounted Bolverkr and was ready for aerial combat, well, Bol was, I was wearing my every-day clothes...

   The stormcutter took off, Bol chased after it, I didn't even tell him to, he just did, my Dad called after me but I couldn't do much against an enraged rumblehorn. 

   The stormcutter was graceful in flight, rythmically beating its four wings in perfect sync, when it noticed Bol however, it went faster, I've seen fast stormcutters but this one was probably able to keep up with a snow wraith. Bol, being a rumblehorn, struggled to keep up but, the guy was so determined bless his soul. The stormcutter was a mere spot in the distance, Bol was flapping wildly, I did my best to calm him down but, to no avail.

   Finally, the stormcutter took a sharp down dive, Bol, of course, followed it down. Bol landed and slowly went towards a cave at the foot of the mountain, I have a bad feeling...

   Before we even set foot in the cave, I heard a loud roar, the stormcutter, it was louder than before, way louder. I dismounted and investigated the cave, first thing I noticed, was the amount of blood all over the place, then the egg, then the headless body, then the head and the cavern crasher. Cavern crashers don't usually come up this close to the surface but, now we know why the stormcutter was so protective of this area, it was rearing an egg.

   Bol had charged in, the cavern crasher did fight but, I guess it didn't want a fight since it fled, thankfully, Bol was no longer aggressive, but now, we have a stormcutter on our hands.

   I picked up the egg, I guess it'll have a few weeks until it hatches, "Otrera!" I heard my Dad call, I took off my cloak and wrapped the egg in it, I went out to my Dad. He wanted to sell the egg since we were having financial problems, I wanted to hatch the egg and race with the stormcutter, they were very fast and agile, perfect for racing. My Dad didn't like the idea of me racing, especially when the Tournament was on, all the experienced racers would be on and probably be using all the traps and trying to kill each other.

   When I brought up the fact I could still make a bit of money, he agreed but only if it didn't interfere with helping him, I agreed, I've always admired races but now I can be a part of them.

 

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99% of those of us that were around to enjoy the old Thunder Run, are not happy with the updated version. There were a few extra loud whiners and complainers that we can all thank for that. None of which even play anymore.

 

I guess it's always the 1% that wins in the end.

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Old Thunder Run was pretty okay.

I'm glad that the devs tried to fix the rampant cheating by changing it, though. 

 

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