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Hitherto Vikings – we wanted to inform you all that School of Dragons will no longer be available on Facebook Gameroom. However, do not worry! You will still be able to log into your account and play on our other platforms. If you have been using Facebook to login you can link your account by following the steps below. If you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please do let us know. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 - First you would log into your Facebook home page and then highlight and copy the full URL of your Facebook page.
- Then go to the following link and paste the URL into the box. https://findmyfbid.com/
- Click on the “Find numeric ID…” button and it will give you the Facebook user ID number for your account.
- Once you have the number go to www.schoolofdragons.com and click the Log in button in the top right.
- Click on the forgot password option and in user name field put the Facebook user ID number you just got and then the email used to authorize the account and hit “Request Password” and a password will be sent to your email address.
- You can use the password that is sent to you and the Facebook user ID number to log into the site or mobile app with now.
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Maybe I'm Being Optimistic, but...

This is rather random, yet not so much when you look back at them mentioning they're working on known problems. 

Am I the only one thinking/hoping they're taking it off FB because they may be doing the one thing we all want; working on a new enginge to run the game? My fingers are crossed and my eyes are glued to any news we get for hints at this possibility. 

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Well, you're kind of right...

Well, you're kind of right... I don't think they'll switch to Unreal since Unity is the only engine they've been using for more than a decade, but I can tell you that they are working on a new update.

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Hey anything that runs smoothly yeah? lol

As long as it's an engine that runs more smoothly, I'll be happy. Unreal (have you seen some of the buyable assets? Omg it's very complex) is a jump I don't think they would make, but then again I'm no game creator/game coder so I have no idea what the SOD team is capable of/what resources they have. But yeah, so long as it's something that runs smooth and they can maintain(aka quicker bug fixes) I'll be one happy dragon rider. XD 

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A game can run choppily in spite of Unity. Not the other way around. Whether SoD runs smoothly or not has nothing to do with Unity on its own. 

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I play other games supported by Unity and they can be really choppy sometimes. It's a hit-and-miss with Unity, from my experience.

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SoD isn't the only game with questionable coding, that is indeed true.

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I 100% doubt that JS is building their own game engine.

They won't, they won't rebuild the game from scratch. There's no reason to.

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NEW Enginge?

Uh, I never said to -make- a new enginge. I said -use- a different enginge. It could be a lot of work sure (as I said I'm no coder) but if they actually want to change things they have a lot of options. Like I said, just being optimistic because why not? :3 

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That would mean rebuilding the whole game from scratch (aside from assets), which I doubt will happen. It's a good idea, but it's also not a very lucrative one.

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*shrugs*

You never know. Maybe it would actually be very good for the game. Let's be honest, what's the reason people aren't buying memberships or expensive items? Aside from being too young, the answer is it isn't worth it. If they make the game worth it, they'll earn more than they're currently getting. 

Also we don't know how long they would have been working on something like this, so it's impossible to say if they would/are doing such a thing. We'll have to wait and see. 

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Well, for one, it would be

Well, for one, it would be hard to come up with a new engine during the outbreak where everyone is forced to work remote.

Second, when you think the SoD Team would act on what would be best for the game?

Third, they're earning quite a bit, actually. At Neopets, School of Dragons' sister site, they've released quite a few mobile games, planning on a refresh of ther site, and have a TV show coming in the future.

Fourth, I know they aren't planning on changing engines anytime soon because they already have an update planned for next month.

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I don't think you read the whole conversation

As I said, I don't expect them to make a new engine *snaps* like that. Moving engines isn't something I'm an expert on, and I highly doubt you are, either. Again, I highly doubt many internet sites can't be worked on from home. I've said this to other people; a lot of games may get a bit slower as people work from home, but by no means will it actually hinder the site. To my knowledge, anyway. We of course can't see behind the scenes, so I don't know their situation. 

 

Uh, because keeping the game alive keeps money coming? Supply and demand. No simpler reason than 80% of other games ever made, to get money. 

 

Neopets is NOT a good example as it was founded in 1999. SOD was made in 2013. You cannot compare the two games with that much of a gap, of course SOD is behind, it's natural. 

 

I really dislike people doing that; do you have an inside view? Of the actual game btw, dunno if you hack at all since you seem aware the update is next month and the rest of us have no idea, forgive me if this assumption is incorrect. Don't say you know when, fun fact, you don't. You're not in league with the devs. And I'm not saying that because I think I'm right, I said from my first post it was a thing I was hoping for, and have said since I agree it won't happen any time soon but I'm allowed to hope. I'm saying don't say "I know" because it's irritating and an outright lie. 

 

I swear this pandemic gives me way too much free time to be able to sit here and grumble about my choice of words repeatedly being questioned or butchered by someone. >.> Not just this forum btw lol, just in general, people all have too much free time, myself included. XD 

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I don't think you realise how much effort and time it takes to rebuild a game from scratch. It's not something you can just do. It's not something you can just do for free either. You probably do not realise how expensive it would be. They would pretty much be throwing away money and they would not break even on this.

 

What do you mean 'the reason people aren't buying memberships'? I'd love to look into these stats, if you're willing to share them with me? I didn't even know stuff like this was being tracked, so colour me intrigued.

 

It's not impossible to say if they would rebuild the game. They wouldn't. Like you said, you're not into videogame development and know very little of it. Nothing wrong with that, but you have to know that what you're saying won't happen. They 100% will not rebuild this game from scratch in an entirely different engine. There's no valid reason to, and there's too many reasons not to.

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Sweet baby Thor in a thunderstorm!

Oh. My Thor. It's called an opinion. Please google the definition. 

I'm so beyond tired of people who don't even seem to read all of what I write before they start firing shots. 

 

Listen, my opinion/hopefullness for something is none of your business to criticize as I did not ask for criticism. I know very well it's not easy and free, but I also know it's possible. Considering there are games, MMO games, people make without any micro transactions like Dragons of the Edge on UE4 it's not at all ludicrous to say anyone with the knowledge/skill can do that. They clearly can. My hope that some sort of higher functioning engine being used/added is mine to have and you can try all you want to change it with your own opinion, but you are wasting your time. Of which we ALL have too much of. 

 

When did I use the word "stats"? I'm re-reading my post but I don't see it. I think what you mean is where does that opinion come from? It comes from the knowledge not everyone has $25 to waste on a game when all they get is Toothless' choppy, stagnent model and a few other boosts. The only perk I have is Toothless' gem stable mission. Literally if it weren't for that I wouldn't have a membership. 
If you want stats, post a thread asking people. I'm not a mind reader, I'm making an educated guess considering all the posts I've read explaining the membership is too darn expensive, which it is. And right now everyone is struggling enough with money. 

 

I am into coding, actually, but I'm not an expert at it at all. You assume lack of skill is lack of interest. 

And, again, I really hate it when people use the "100% not gonna happen" why not make it 110%?Do you know how many games in history have done just that, rebuilding to make it better? Transitioning of game engines? Seriously google is one heck of a tool for knowledge. 

 

Now, if you want to debate the reality of it, state so clearly. But back off on your squashing my opinion/hope for a better game quality when I've acknowledged it's unlikely but am allowed to hope. Ya don't do that, it's just rude. If you insist on continuing the way you started this, color me ready to go. 

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Uhh, why are you reacting like this? Did I anger you? How?

 

So you admit you know very little about a subject, yet you don't treat opinion like opinion. You're comparing apples to oranges to try and validate your point. I know what opinions are, obviously. However I do think they are something people can agree or disagree with, and having an opinion doesn't exempt anyone from criticism or feedback.

 

Also, you did imply that you had stats regarding the memberships. I asked a legitimate question about what you said and you're shooting me down with "educate yourself"? I haven't heard that in a while!

"Let's be honest, what's the reason people aren't buying memberships or expensive items?" implies that you know how people are not longer buying memberships or expensive items. All I asked is for the source of this because it interested me.  If I say that most of players hate stormcutters, that's not an opinion. It's not a fact, either. All I wanted was to see where you got it from. Not an attack. Just a very benign question.

 

"You assume lack of skill is lack of interest."

No I don't. Never did. Also 100% means I am absolutely sure, without a doubt. If that angers you, then I don't know what to say! I didn't know thats semantics bothered you.

 

I'm not here to debate anything. I think you misinterpreted my post most severely. I'm not sure if you took my words in bad faith or not, but it appears so. I don't know why, maybe you don't like me personally, maybe you don't like it when people disagree with you. Either way, I'd try not to take your frustration-with-the-reacting-gifs out on forum randos who just want to have a normal conversation with you. I personally think it's kind of, not rude per sé, but...

 

Clearly you're not up for deliberation. Though if you do feel like replying, we could take it to PM as to not be so off-topic. I won't be replying to this thread-in-thread, but I always check my PMs.

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You Come off Strong, That's All

You tend to come off very strong in all of your posts, very "period" in what you say. By that I mean you seem so sure of what you say that it leaves little room for discussion. I lurk a lot more than I post so I'm making an observation there. And I do the same, so I think the issue is you and I clash in our up-front behavior. lol 

 

Exempt, huh? Well sure, but unless it's a discussion I was openly having/asking for, it's just a little bold to step on someone's opinion that doesn't extend onto anyone else. Hopefully you can see that. 

 

Did I write "educate yourself"? You've been putting words in my mouth for awhile now, I'd appreciate it if you stopped that. Your benign question was already answered: Observation is my "stats" if you insist that's what it's called. 

 

Again, this came off very strongly as you did think that. Clarifying the reason for my reaction. 

 

I know very well 100% means absolute, honestly I was mocking you a bit there with the 110% because while it doesn't anger me, I hate when people just assume they know the answer to something they can't possibly know. Unless you work there, or unless you've found some hacker's info, you can't be 100%. And by the way, if you don't want someone to respond as I did, don't say things like "I didn't know the semantics bothered you". People are gonna react when you write that as it comes across an insult very easily without tones being able to be heard. I learned awhile ago a lot of what's written can be taken wrong, so I'm never upset being told I misunderstood. I hope you can be the same and see where some of your comments are bordering on rude. 

 

I don't know you, how can I say if I don't like you? Yes I've read a lot of your posts via my lurking but I don't know how long you've been around/how much of the community you know more than me. My reaction is based off the vibe your post put out. 

 

Hey, don't rag on me using gifs, it's fun. XD It's like an emoji, and I always make sure they're never big enough to mess up my post or anything. 

 

I love debating, actually. I just don't think someone's personal opinion that has no effect on others is something worth debating. To each their own - if you don't believe in that, I don't know how to help ya there. 

 

But yeah, sure, we can go to PMs I guess. I just wanted to explain my post's tone, so now ya know I guess. Anyway, I'll hop over there. 

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Double post >.>

Double post. Whoops. lol 

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If they are not ready to roll

If they are not ready to roll out the update/event, why did they take away the slot 4 stable mission and the gem jobs so far in advance of the update rollout?  They certainly didn't do it this long in advance on any of the previous events/updates. :(

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It's impossible...
I used the link to find my Facebook ID, but the site never finds it and there is always an error.
 
I used another way, but my email is blocked and I can't move my Facebook account from School of Dragons to another email.
 
So, I think that unfortunately is a sad goodbye ...
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Hi Viking, we're sorry to

Hi Viking, we're sorry to hear this. Have you tried using another site to search for your Facebook Id? 

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I used Facebook itself, which
I used Facebook itself, which provided me with the ID through the settings.
However, I was unable to recover my School of Dragons account because I no longer have access to the email I linked my game to, and I can't find a way to change that email.
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It would be nice if they gave us a teaser or info for what the event actually is we are preparing for

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I don't know what event is

I don't know what event is coming, but I expect it to be another Dreadfall/Snoggletog event.

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I suspect it's going to be something to do with Thawfest. I can't think of any other "warm season" HTTYD hoildays off the top of my head.

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I know I have a viking from old facebook days, and I want to see them again but the link doesn't give me my facebook ID either :(

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Hi Viking! We're sorry to hear this, it could be that your profile is marked as private. You may be able to find your ID if you change your profile to public and then once the ID is obtained you can change it back to your regular private settings. We hope this helps. Thank you! 

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Ohh

Oh yeah I figured that may be the case.

 

I searched for another way to find it, and I got a tutorial where you can right click and "inspect element" your facebook profile page, then CTRL + F and find the string of numbers next to "fb_id=".

 

No worries I got it and I managed to recover my long lost fb viking, thank you!

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I know my Facebook ID but

I know my Facebook ID but cannot migrate my account using this method. When I enter my correct Facebook ID and email address, password recovery just returns the error message "No account with provided username exists."

 

So I guess that I need to contact customer support with user/Viking name and ask them to manually move my account to the proprietary client.

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Umm....help?

I can't seem to be able to find my facebook ID, it just said "error". 

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Umm....help?

I can't seem to be able to find my facebook ID, it just said "error". 

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I entered my Facebook page

I entered my Facebook page URL into that site and a got an error. It said it change a setting, and I changed what it said to, and I still get an error. What can I do?

And if I don't (or am unable to, as it appears) follow these steps, will I lose my account?

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It keeps saying: "no account

It keeps saying: "no account with provided username exists" :,(

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It keeps saying: "No account

It keeps saying: "No account with provided username exists" :,(