Returning After a LONG Time

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HoodedPotato
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Joined: 07/09/2017

Hey all!

 

I began playing SoD the week it came out, and continued to play for around a year. I have been playing it on and off for awhile, but I haven't truly played it in a VERY long time (as in when you could only have one dragon, before any expansions and before the area rework). When I did play, however, I was a member of some fairly well known clans (Wings of Royalty and a few others). All that being said, I've decided to come back and try the game again (with a different account; I want to start fresh) since it seems like it's changed a lot. So, my question is, what has changed? It would be great if someone could give me a quick rundown.

 

Thanks!

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Joined: 06/24/2017
Welcome back :)

Hello! Welcome back!

I haven't been here as long as you, but I've been here since 2014, so here is what changed in my time:

1. Many more lands and expansions with more quests (you have to buy them) + a hideout on outpost island - it's like a hut you can decorate, but it doesn't really do anything like a farm does

2. Dragons of lvl 20+ can now become titanwings (some of them) with a slightly altered appearance and better stats

3. Stable quests - since you can have more than one dragon, you can send inactive ones on quests for a few hrs to a few days for rewards and XP

4. Battle events - every 2 hrs an enemy scout ship appears at the training grounds and you have about 4 min to blast it on your dragon (all the riders in the area work as a team). You get a lot of xp (depending on how many points you earn) and a random prize (even gems, dragon eggs and stables). Plus, every month the three top clans where members score most points get 200 gems.

5. Much more stuff: new farm plants/animals, different stables, clothes, saddles, etc.

6. You can instantly teleport anywhere using the map icon (very useful, no more taxi)

7. Checkpoints in race tracks (no more backwards racing hack) + many more tracks

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Keu Ray

  Coming from a land where dragons have been hunted to near-extinction,

  I set out to find one of these magnificent creatures I have only read about.

  After much wandering about and even witnessing some from a distance,

  I met a trader who told stories of islands much further north

  where dragons flew free and riders rose on their backs into the skies.

  I managed to convince him of my genuine non-malicious interest and he

  agreed to take me there.

  

  This is how I arrived on Berk and, after a trial period, the island chief   Hiccup allowed me to join

  the Dragon Training Academy. There I raised my very own deadly nadder, Ocean.

  Since then I have built a base on Sunnystone Island, a tiny volcanic island in the South of the

  Archipelago and even formed my own clan - "The Sunwing Voyagers". Now I travel far and wide, gathering knowledge, trading a bit here and there and

  having adventures.  

 

 My dragons: my exploration team

 (the dragons who regularly follow me in my exploits)

  Ocean (Deadly Nadder) – my first dragon and travel companion.

  I share a special bond with her, as I raised her from an egg and spent many a day 

  with only her for company. She is brave, loyal, curious and very intelligent, 

  often getting bored from inaction. Ocean is very comfortable around humans, 

  but sometimes dislikes sharing my attention with unfamiliar dragons. 

  She did, however, turn out to be surprisingly good with dragonlets. 

  She is a very steady and reliable flyer but does not much enjoy anything competitive.

 

  Viridi (Changewing) – the first addition to my exploration team.

  A trader whom I was helping out temporarily had a large and precious

  gem on his ship. I tried to convince him time and time again that he had  

  been duped and the bazaar merchant sold him a dragon egg, but he

  refused to believe me… until it hatched. I offered to take the dragonlet

  off his hands for a good supply of changewing acid once it grew up, and

  the trader was all too happy to get rid of the rather destructive and

  constantly disappearing little creature. As I was the first thing it saw

  when it hatched, the small changewing was eager to stay with me.

  Viridi was my most challenging dragon because it’s very hard to train

  something you can’t see half the time. Being a social creature, she accepted

  Ocean and me as part of her family and joined us on our many adventures.

  She is a quiet, careful, patient and observant dragon, who prefers to avoid

  human habitations and is very helpful in the exploration of the wild.

 

 

 My dragons: the gronckcicle family

 

 

 Mountain (Gronckle) – a wild dragon from berk, which I trained to help  

 me with some tasks like iron and glass production or building (gronckle lava

 makes great cement). She mostly does her own thing, but enjoys living in

 my boulder class stable. She is also surprisingly fast for her species and is

 good at racing.

 

 IceCube (Groncicle) – I met him as an adolescent dragon on Ice Storm

 Island and managed to gain his trust by feeding him and helping him  

 rebuild his nest after a bad storm. He was really helpful during my

 exploration of this freezing land, especially when the temperatures got too

 low for poor Ocean (she much prefers warm weather). He followed me

 back to Berk and stayed after meeting Mountain. He is a strong, brave

 dragon, quite territorial and protective of his family. He is also a fast  

 racer and good at battles.

 

 RockMoss (Gronckle – part groncicle? – I think this might be a new species) –

 he is Mountains and IceCubes dragonlet.

 

 

 

 The Sunnystone Island wild dragon reserve

 

  I have carved multiple stables on my island and close lying islets for wild dragons

  who are in need of a place to rest. Here I help wounded dragons, learn the

  secrets of multiple dragon species, and train dragons to live side by side with

  humans, teaching them things such as not to fire at houses or scare farm

  animals and how to spot and avoid dragon traps. Some dragons move on and

  some, to my great excitement, have chosen to stay permanently.

 

  Thistle (Whispering death) - she was probably chased off from her home.

  Despite that, she is a rather affectionate dragon.

  Sprite (Shockjaw) – he was probably one of the many new shockjaws brought

  to Berk, who didn’t find an owner – seems unafraid of people.

  Sky (Stormcutter) - she stayed on the island after being raised here by her mother.

 

 

My clan: The Sunwing Voyagers

 

We are a clan of peaceful travellers, artists, scholars and traders. Our success is determined by skill and patience. Adventures await!

 

We fly to the edges of the archipelago and far beyond, expanding our horizons and exploring new lands. We are talented, creative and resourceful and we are ready to help any new friends we meet. The Sunwing Voyagers are a peaceful clan and we prefer to settle any conflicts with diplomacy rather than violence. We love dragons and we are always ready to learn new things, using our extensive knowledge of their ways to aid people and dragons to peacefully coexist and help each other.

 

This is a special clan where the skill within the game determines the success of its members. It is for those who have never taken the easy way of buying a membership or using gems to instantly get tens of dragons, all the most expensive armour and saddles, to do easy farming and fishing etc., etc. We take time to enjoy the progress of the game. (The rule on gems is flexible)

 

 

HoodedPotato
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Hiya. Thanks for the reply!

Hiya. Thanks for the reply! It seem like there is a LOT of new content that I have missed xD. I'm excited to try it out!

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Ok, there has been a lot that has changed/been added. Let me see if I can list most of them.

 

- Lots of new dragons

- New clothes, helmets and hair styles for vikings

- New dragon saddles

- New farm and hideout decorations

- You can buy a second farm called Farm by the Sea

_ Maximum dragon bonding level is now level 30

- Expansions:

Icestorm Island- You get a teen groncicle and clothes for the ice caves from this expansion

Call of the Death Song- You get a Razorwhip egg and baby death song from this expansion

Battle for the edge- You get a viking hideout, dragon hunter disguise, and an armorwing from this expansion

Return to Dragon Island- You get a singetail and eruptodon from this expansion

Secret of the Leviathan- You get a flightsuit and a baby flamewhipper from this expansion. You can also play 2 new mini games and get 200 gems for each game if you get 120 stars for each game(This is an achievement in your journal)

- Stable quests

Stable quests help you level up dragons with lots of dragon bonding xp and some offer gems, dragon mystery egg boxes, or titan runes as a reward.

- Titan Wing dragons

It takes 50 titan runes to make a dragon a titan which you can get from stable quests. You can also make a dragon a titan by using 500 gems.

- Battles

Battles happen every 2 hours at the training grounds. You shoot at the top or bottom of the ship(bottom gives you more points). When you run out of shots, go to one of the glowing lights and refill your shots. Running into the ship or getting hit with the amo being thrown from the catapults results in loss of points. You can level up baby dragons by using an adult dragon until almost the end of the battle and then switch to the dragon you want to level up. You can get lots of xp from battles and you also get a mystery box from battle. However, I recommend not opening it up right after battle because lots of people are experiencing a glitch where the box won't open right after battle. Not opening the box right after battle won't always work but it's the best we can do for now.

- You can change your viking name for 50(I think) gems

- You can name your farm

- You can rate your friends' farm

- You no longer have a water limit when watering crops. The wells are now just for decoration.

- New farm animals and crops

- Checkpoints in Thunder Run Racing

There are now green checkpoints you have to pass through in each lap to be able to advance to the next lap.

- New race tracks

- The limit for inviting friends to join SOD has been dropped from 50 to 5.

- The xp you get from Alchemy Adventure and Eel Roast has been increased. I advise not playing past level 30 on Eel Roast. There's a glitch where if you play past a certain level you end up getting no rewards for playing the game. I'm not sure what level it is so I always recommend not playing past level 30.

 

That's all I can think of for now. I hoped I helped a little. :)

 

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Favorite Colors: Purple and Pink

 

Favorite Food: Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches and almost anything Chocolate (I say almost anything because there are some things chocolate I don't like. For example chocolate covered cherries)

 

Favorite Music: Country, Pop, and Disney Songs

 

Favorite Seasons: Spring and Summer

 

Favorite HTTYD Characters: Hiccup and Toothless. Astrid and Tuffnut are my second favorites.

 

Favorite Things To Do: read, sing, listen to music, play computer games, video games, board games, card games, watch tv/movies, and spend time with my mom and sister

 

Things I Collect:  Books, Dvds, Cds, stickers, stuffed animals, Star Wars stuff, and dolls (dolls I collect include Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Bratz, Moxie girls, Disney Princess and others)

 

Favorite Dragon Species: Night Fury

 

Favorite In-Game Dragons: Woolly Howl, Windwalker,  Sand Wraith and Deadly Nadder

 

Favorite Vegetables: Corn and Potatoes

 

Favorite Fruits: Grapes and Bananas

 

 

 

 

 

 

HoodedPotato
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Joined: 07/09/2017
Hey! Thanks for the reply.

Hey! Thanks for the reply. I'm excited to try out the new features. A lot has been added!

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Your welcome. Happy to help. :)

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