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Hello! :) Seems this is the month for old players to be returning, huh?  I go by the name KohanLee in the game, and some of you will probably know me from my YouTube videos (Strange Sight, Something Wild, Fight Song).  I haven't truly played the game in about two years, so it's been quite the hiatus!  I got a new computer and tried to play the game a few months ago but couldn't get it to work and randomly tried again today.  Still seems to have some lagging issues so I've had to turn all the quality settings to low, and for now, it seems to work.  Just.

So disappointed to learn dragon play is gone! :( That came in handy with some of my movie making techniques.  I shot down my first eel and it lagged terribly.  And I've got one new expansion to get, plus the hidden world stable and about 9 dragons... Crimson Goregutter, Hobbgobbler, Skrillknapper, Dreadstrider, Deathly Galeslash, Ridgesnapper, Abomibumble and Chimeragon.  Any I've missed?  Anything I need to know?  I've seen the Chimeragon around but not in the store, so I'm guessing there's something special with him?

I notice picking dragons for stable quests is still a mess... that was a recent bug when I  briefly came back two years ago, around when they upped the max dragon level to 50 (or was it 60?).  So, is this still the case?  Are all the broken achievement and UDT trophies still broken like Flight Club with Toothless and Interior Decorator?  What about max dragon trainer level?  Is farming still pretty useless except for eggs & happiness now?  I see there was something about cookies and limited time events though?  That's all new.  Snow Wraith still the best for racing? xD So many things.  I've had to relearn all the hot keys!  Did notice you can finally access the map in farming though, that's a nice add, haha.

So yeah.  Can't guarantee I'm sticking around, or that I'm making any new vids (have some half finished projects still lying around).  SoD is a major distraction and not something I really have time for right now... but eh.  I've missed it, and I was happy to be able to look around the game today! :) Used to spend all day refreshing those stable quests every 10 minutes.  Is that still the only way to get Titan Runes?

Thanks for answering! :D

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Wow, a lot of questions! XD I'm not sure for most of them, but I can say that the night lights and toothless are the best at racing (I think XD), farming is just for eggs, although I don't think eggs give XP anymore, and you can only get titan runes from stable quests still. And yeah, there's a lot of new dragons XD 

 

Event! They've been doing them for a while now, however they are often times glitchy and are quite hard to do without real money. But SOD has been trying to fix them, slowly XD

 

Hope some of this is helpful! :D

 

Welcome back! :D I started playing about when you stopped, so I don't think we've met. Nice to meet you! :D 

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Well welcome back yea a lot has changed, not so much for me, but yes and you'd see me in as JakXFrost     and yes the stable quests are the only way to get Titan Runes :D

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Welcome Back :)

Can't say I remember you, and sadly haven't seen any of your videos, but will have to check them out, but in the meantime, welcome back to the game xD

 

Yeah, they took out the dragon play option pretty recently, some of us are still adjusting to that actually so xD Awesome time to come back XD Sorry to hear about the lag though. As far as I know, I think that's all the new dragon's so far? Most of them were event dragons, the Chimeragon being the most recent, I don't think it'll be in store until next christmas or so. But, most event dragons tend to pop up in the store a little after their event is over.

 

Not too sure of the stable quest glitch you're talking about, but yeah, max lvl is 50 now. I think the trainer lvl is also 50? or was it 40... I don't remember that one XD Saddly, yes, those achievements are still broken, or at the very best lagging.

 

I know people are confused with the chicken eggs, but they do still give your dragon happiness and XP, if not more than what they did before. I managed to level up about half of my baby dragons in less than a couple hours with nothing but eggs, so yeah. During events, the farm becomes super helpful in collecting cookies or candies and all that.

 

For none Fury dragons, yes, the Snow Wraith is still the best racing dragon, followed by the Sand Wraith. Otherwise Night Lights are the best behind Toothless and the Light Fury, which you can now buy all the Night Lights in the store, so that's cool. :T XD And yeah, still the only way to get titan runes :P

 

Hope these helped clear up some things, and hope to see you around more often :)

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My videos are in my siggy :)

My videos are in my siggy :) You may have seen them regardless.

Sooo there are limited time events, where you can get limited edition dragons, before they appear in the store several months down the track?  That's kind of cool.  What are the events?  What do you do?  And yes, the Night Lights!  Saw there was a sale on those as well.  Soo I assume they never get past the baby stage?  Or do they? xD Was the elk released this Snoggletog?  If so, sad I've missed out on that again :( Love elk.  Was going to say something else, but I forgot... xD

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XD Yeah seasonal events for certain dragons. Like the Dreadfall events will give you the Dreadstrider one year, and the Skrillknapper another year. But yeah, eventually they do appear in the store for everyone, which, I will admit is a little angering, as Wolf said, you tend to spend more on the event for the dragon, just for it come out for cheaper later. But, in addition to the dragon, you can also collect other items, such as swords, shields, other clothing (flightsuits and such), and face paints and all that stuff. And again.. XD What Wolf said, you race, run through mazes, dragon tactics, and do battles to earn cookies or candies, and the more you collect you trade in for stuff. Not a lot of people like the events, depending how well your device can play the game, the events can be extremely laggy and bugged for some people, but personally I thoroughly enjoy the events. Although, that's probably just because I have the time for it, where not a whole lot of people do have... And my game rarely bugs out, so that's probably another reason why XD So, idk. I like the events XD But, yeah, not a lot of people like them that much XD

 

No they don't age up :/ think that's just because Dreamworks isn't allowing any game to age them up tho? So, yeah. Yes, elk's are released every snoggletog XD So, you'd be able to get them again next year... oooor this year.... XD Yeah xD

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KohanLee! Hello!    Somehow I

KohanLee! Hello! 

 

Somehow I am still hanging around, it is nice to see you again. Dylieh has done a pretty thorough job at answering most of your questions. 

The Chimeragon was the most recent in one of the dev's many money grabbing scams called Events. Instead of putting in the effort to make actual content and expand upon the story line (which has been collecting dust for the better part of two years), they found out that they make more money by releasing an "exclusive" dragon. In order to get said "exclsuive" dragon, one must collect candies or cookies by playing the game (farming, racing, doing quests etc). Once you get enough, you unlock the dragon.

Although I have done a math thread for every single one of these events. Even if you have the best luck and somehow manage to play four hours a day, you will still end up spending $10 - 30 in gems to get the "exclusive" dragon. And I say "exlusive" because the Devs have a habit of releasing the dragon into the store anyways 6 months later for not even half the cost of what most people ended up spending on it for the event. It is better to just wait. As you can tell, I am not all too fond of these events but I digress.

 

It is really good to have you back. I still have the old discord we used last time so feel free to message me if you ever want help working on another project.   

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AHHH!  You're still around!

AHHH!  You're still around! :D I wondered if I'd be seeing you!  Soo Events aren't something to get too excited about then :( Oh well.  I was surprised to find there was only one unexplored expansion.  No doubt I'll finish that in a day or two, haha.  I believe Hidden World had only just come out since I barely remember playing in that area or with the Light Fury.  The prizes for the Battle Ships get any better?  I've still got plenty of gems saved up, so hope it won't be too long to catch up on all the dragons... though might take some time to memorise the new species!  And level them all up... my OCD is twitching haha I had them all perfect at 30, and now they're a mess...

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Yes! I am still around! Unlike you, it seems I do not have much of a life lol. 

 

I almost always get gems when I score gold in the battles. I am pretty sure that it is a glitch but I am not complaining. They removed Long Night Flight (the stable quest) entirely, and when there was severe backlash from the community about it, they brought it back along with a second Bright Light Flight... buuuut they also nuked the gem rewards from it. I guess you win some and you lose some. 

 

They are also really big into Hybrids right now. There was a Stormcutter and Skrill (I think?) hybrid that was released in an event a while ago but still has not reached the shop. I am still biding my time to get that one. Although I highly reccomend you buy a Dreadstrider. That is a Flightmare and Speedstinger hybrid. The colours are (of course) all messed up because of the Flightmare texture. However, the animaton is really satisfying and the dragon can run on land just as fast as a Speedstinger but can also fly almost as fast as Toothless. Great for questing and racing.

 

Another thing to note is that they supposedly boosted the stats on all titan level dragons. However, the mechanic is glitched and does not seem to show up in racing. I have conducted a formal experiment on it, it is what I have heard from others. 

 

And in terms of filming, you can hide your viking now! There is a button that allows you to make your viking vanish while riding the dragon so it looks riderless 

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Thought they fixed the Flightmare colours recently?

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Have they? I haven't played in a while except to refresh my stable quests  so I wouldn't know. 

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Hmm...

I'm gonna go check, cause I think they did fix it

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I just checked. The colours are still botched. Save your 15 gems 

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We playing the same game??

You sure?

 

I don't remember him having pink markings... but that could have been me messing around with it when it first changed, but idk XD

 

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You lucky duck! Mine still doesn't work. Perhaps it's because Banshee is a titan? 

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hmm

I know black doesn't work, and I think I had to change the colour scheme back when it was fixed, so perhaps you just have to change the colour again? idk, my other flightmare and baby dreadstrider still have those standard colours, so when I age them up I'll let you know what happens, yeah?

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I just checked on my adult

I just checked on my adult Flightmare, and her colours look fine to me, no switching of colour palettes at all.  :) (White with yellow highlights).

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Pretty sure I've probably

Pretty sure I've probably still got some gem sacks and chests in my backpack too :) But then they upped the dragon levels so I started doing all the regular quests again, so less time to collect them!  At least they're still offering the quests, so that's something.

Soo best dragon for battles?  I constantly used my Prickleboggle, but again, might start switching them around to level up dragon XP.  Lot to catch up on!  Dreadstrider sounds very handy!

Currently doing a 9-hr copy of 95 GB of dragon videos to my harddrive so I can open the video projects properly xD This is bad... ohhhh so bad.  And yes, I noticed the hide viking button!  I forget the shortcut for switching camera views ... is that still all glitchy?  And the lighting was stuffed up in half the areas which started ruining the filming as well.  Has that all been fixed?  Haven't had much time to look around, but Training Grounds and Lookout still looked pretty dark... or maybe that's because I've got shadows on low.  Dunno.

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If the camera angles thing was a glitch, it was not one I was ever aware of. 

 

Call me old fashioned, but I still use a Prickleboogle for battles as well. Whenever I run out of fire, I switch to my next dragon. Scualdrons, Threadtails (mistakenly still called Hobblegrunts), Prickleboogles, and Screaming Deaths are all the best dragons for the battle.

However, some people have managed to find a way to camp out at the re-gen area and refill their shots indefinitely. Those people tend to use Thunderdrums. I guess they deal the highest damage and require the least wait time inbetween shots. 

 

Another thing I just remembered. Dragons emote! Depending on how happy they are they can look depressed or excited!

Thank you Nocture for demonstrating haha 

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So I just had my first Battle

So I just had my first Battle Ship and I see they've finally done away (or added to) Alvin's ships!  That's been a long time coming.  An ice ship, that's cool.  Do the old Alvin ships still come?  Or any others?  And I see the Battle Event countdown is every hour now?  Yay, no more keeping tracking of which hour it is! xD But yes, I remember they had people sitting at the recharge zones with Thunderdrums when I played.  Sad they haven't managed to get that under control yet.

I remember there being a glitch with opening one of the gem crates so people were saving them, but I assume that's been fixed long ago?  Can you get any of the new dragons from the egg crates or still only the really old ones?  What about friend lists?  I know there was a huge issue with filling up friends lists and then being unable to remove friends.

From memorrry, there's no gem or rune stable quests in the first slot?  I assume the Construction Zone quest is still cataput.  Titans cost... 50 runes?  100 runes? xD Sorry, my videos are still copying so I can't play the game and check yet.  Have there been many new Titans released in the last two years?  I remember some of the dragons had better adult textures though.  Which are your favourite Titans?  Share your new dragons!  Can you tell I'm excited to be back? xD 

Also, Dragon Tactics etc was still rellattively newish (I wasn't a big fan), and the Battle Armour only just released and I remember being so confused.  Seems the game has shifted to focus a lot on that mini game and the armour, so what do I need to know? xD

*Still* upset about playing with dragons!  I loved Eel Roast xD Maybe there'll be enough of an upset for them to bring that as well, especially to remove it without warning and no apparent reason after it's been used well all these years.  Maybe they're replacing it with something better to come :) 

Oh, and the dragon emotion thing is cool.  Will have to pay attention to that! :)

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I'm afraid the ice ships are

I'm afraid the ice ships are a glitch! They are from the Snoggletog event which ended in January.

 

Also, you have a free hideout in New Berk too! (I dont think that was mentioned?). There are also video chests.

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- More Islands! A Defender of the Wing Island, another Dragon Hunter Island, Whispering Death Island. A Monstrous Nightmare and Typhoomerang Island would be epic too. Maybe class Islands? There you could see stoker class dragons on Stoker Island (it may have volcanoes or something?), and tidal class dragons on Tidal Island (lots of lakes and waterfalls?). Also, how have Outcast and Berserker Island never been a thing in game? They're as important as Berk and New Berk!

- More expansion packs! I would gladly pay gems if it means I could do more quests and get cool dragons.

 

I hope the devs see this!

 

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Thanks everyone for all the

Thanks everyone for all the tips! :) Did a calculation and worked out I'm about 3000 gems short on everything I need to buy to catch up on xD But also hoping my saved gem crates will provide most of that. *rubs hands gleefully together* I'm just nervous about starting and which dragon to hatch first xD Think I'll go familiarise myself with all the new ones and come up with names.

I see they've greatly improved the rewards in the Gold Battle crests, though.  Had 2 dragon eggs in mine, and ended up picking 200 gems which was an unexpected surprise! :D And that the 5th stable quest slot is no longer locked to membership, I'm betting because of the Night Lights.  So many changes to get used to! xD 

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The play button was removed

The play button was removed for a reason. The admins are more active than before and they communicate better with the players. The reason for removing play button was because it was an old feature which was causing a few glitches(the admins gave the response to this in some other thread) and it was just easier to remove it than try to fix it. There used to be bull's eye lagoon, that too was removed for similar reasons, and also alchemy adventure.

Speaking of new features, dragon tactics has introduced a new levels called runestones, which are very interesting.
And also we are now getting clothing items which used to be sold for gems in Dt

Ps: I was kinda hoping that the runestone levels would give Titan runes, but no such luck

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Apparently titan dragons have higher stats now. Some players did a test when it first came out and there was no impact in racing, but that could have been a bug that's fixed by now. Maybe it's time for another test...

 

Also, the dragon racing armor that left the store a long time back is starting to be re-introduced. Not everything is back yet, but what has been released is up for gold instead of gems.

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