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Vale Pals, All are welcome!! Friendly chatter here

All FRIENDLY VALERS, this is a topic for all Val-E Girls and Guys, Wizards, and any Dragon Addicted friends to post friendly chatter about anything. We all have this game in common, so why not get to know each other better? Post your successes here---we will cheer you on! Post your frustrations here, too, (we all have days like that!) You can post anything here, recipes, jokes, tips, etc, just have fun and stop in! Friendly lurkers are welcome, too! Common Abbreviations used are DC- dragon cash, KKDB- keep kicking dragon butt, GMTA- great minds think alike OMD- oh my dragons TTYS- talk to you soon HGGO- in my Humble God Given Opinion HDB-Holy Dragons Batman!! DVFD- DragonVale Fire Department HD- Holy Dragons! FTV- For the Vale!

Ipadkitty's picture

Hey guys, it’s IPK. I know I don’t check in a lot, and you probably figured out I have no time to play anymore. But I wanted to say I always think fondly of you, and if you want to ever check in my email is still thedvguide at gmail. This forum is so hard to read and correspond on, that I really kind of gave up communicating here. Also, I want to thank DRM for keeping this forum going, and I want to suggest that maybe you all log on FB and join some of the groups . I think it’s hard for anyone one person to moderate a group like this, and she has more than been faithful to it, but times change. I want to stay in touch with all of you and would love to hear how you’ve been. I’m good, just always something going on, That’s life, right?
Anyway I haven’t heard how Xishom is doing and I will probably reach out to her by phone here soon, because I think we have to realize that unless someone steps up to keep this going besides Dreamn, it’s not going to last. The FB groups have thousands of members, and I can recommend several good ones where you will get the info you need. Needless to say, my inbox has been full of complaints about the rift, so I get it.
If you want to step to moderate and give DRM a break, let her know. If not, I’m going to probably say this will be closing soon, as I only asked her to do it short term. She deserves a break.
I love and miss each of you. Many people have asked if I’m writing a sequel to cover the rift but with the current state at BFS, I’m not. Everything has changed significantly in employees and management there. I will always be grateful to them for the opportunity.
Moderator requirements, write me, we can talk about it. Helps if I know you already. LOL
So Write me or friend me on FB. JC Mitchell aka IPK

IPK

GC: ipadkitty
sorry, my GC is full, only accept FB friends
Email TheDVguide at gmail dot com
The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

Dreamn's picture

Thank you my friend, love you too!

Dreamn

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Ipadkitty's picture

All love for you DRM always, you’ve done a fantastic job when no one else stepped up the plate!

IPK

GC: ipadkitty
sorry, my GC is full, only accept FB friends
Email TheDVguide at gmail dot com
The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

Flwrpot's picture

Girl, you have been MISSED!! I would hate to lose the forum but whatever is best for DRM. I had no idea she was the moderator for the whole site! I thought someone else ran the show that was over Xishom and then you and now DRM. We certainly don’t want you to burn out DRM! Maybe if we all shared in the duties? Whatever works best for all. So, so glad you popped in IPK!

Ipadkitty's picture

It could be worked out where you guys share the duties. But she definitely needs to take a break, and I cannot do it justice with my schedule and my vision. Xishom has been absent a very long time, and Bianca the admin is impossible to reach, plus she really never did much. And I don’t care if she reads that cause it’s 100 per cent truth. They only created this site to make money from ads, and it’s a shame they don’t communicate. I hope you’re all well and I have missed you guys...a lot. To be honest, I think DRM wants to take a break from the game too, and that’s a personal decision she has to make. Whatever is right for her I’ll support and I will close this down before it gets the better of anyone if no one steps up. Only she, I , and Xishom have the password for moderation , Bianca has admin, but like I said she never shows up on a regular basis. I’ll be checking comments for a day or so here to see what you all decide,
Best always to everyone.

IPK

GC: ipadkitty
sorry, my GC is full, only accept FB friends
Email TheDVguide at gmail dot com
The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

Martini Jeanie's picture

Hi IPK....not sure if you even remember me, Martini Jeanie here. I used to enjoy all your posts on this site. You are missed. But our lives just seem to change once in awhile. I can’t seem to quit the Vale however. I will always love it because it was there for me when I was going through cancer. But glad to hear that you are alive and well. Best to you and yours.

Hey all ........I got a new dragon in the rift today and just had to share the combo with you all......

Frost fluff —�—�- Cold Rift level 20 with Mountain level 10 with Rift tendencies.

I was so excited to finally get a new rift dragon...happy Dragons today!!!

MJ

Martini Jeanie

Ipadkitty's picture

Of course I remember you, very fondly, Jeanie! We talked for my book and you are such a sweetheart. Hope you are doing well and that cancer hasn’t come back. Hope your grandkids are well, too!
Nice to hear from you, and who knows? Maybe I’ll pop in now and then. We will see what happens. So nice of you to reply! Xxoo

IPK

GC: ipadkitty
sorry, my GC is full, only accept FB friends
Email TheDVguide at gmail dot com
The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

Dreamn's picture

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Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Bianca is the site admin and Xishom is the moderator . Xishom is back in school and IPK was doing moderator duties until the site owners/makers changed the format and made the site really hard to see. I offered to help out and Xishom said ok. I thought it would be for a short while . It's been about 1 1/2 years. I love helping and don't mind. It's frustrating that so much needs updating and not being able to do so. The only internet I have is cellular. While not totally impossible from an iPad, it would be extremely tedious and time consuming. I could do so easily if I could get on my desktop . Squirrels in the attic are preventing us from fixing the phone lines.

As much as I've encouraged everyone to stick out the Rift and hang in there, I feel it's time for me to leave the game. I'm very uncomfortable with the direction it's taken over the last couple of years. It's not just the rift, it's several things, some since I first started playing and chose to overlook.
Since I won't be playing, it won't be long before I'm unable to help those who are playing. In consideration of this, I've had a long chat with IPK and requested a new moderator.
If you'd like to be a moderator let IPK know. I will be glad to share with you the sites and groups I visit to get info on changes to the game or new dragons.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

...Wow!

It was great to hear from IPK...sure missed her.

DRMN, very sorry that you are leaving...I understand why you are giving up DV...was the Rift implementation the final straw? And if you are no longer playing DV there's no point in doing the all the stuff this site requires. I'll miss you.

This is the only forum on this site that I have anything at all to do with...it's more of a fun, 'social' thing for me although my game HAS benefitted from what you all have shared...I look forward to 'hearing' anything about any of you on a daily basis...I consider you all good friends and if this site goes away I will miss all of you.

As far as me 'stepping up' and working this site, I do not wish to do so. For 9 years I was heavily involved in the running of my trap club...it was a nearly a full time job. It burned me out and I don't ever want to be even slightly involved in the administration of anything again. I'm only interested in enjoying my retirement without any responsibilities except to myself.

I have refused to get on FB and I won't, mostly for privacy reasons.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

This is more than a game forum, it's also keeping up with friends that we've made through the game. I have no plans on leaving the forum itself. You guys rock! I'd miss you all sooo much!

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Ipadkitty's picture

GPK, you’re such a kind soul. I really miss you and everyone here, I don’t blame you for not wanting to be on FB at all. I have a love/hate relationship with social media myself, and some days I wish I never started social media. But for the most part the good outweighs the bad.
Even though DRM will stick around to talk to friends, I think at this point we need a moderator who plays the game and can get info to help folks like she has been doing for so long. I don’t want to speak prematurely but I doubt Xishom can handle it at this time in her life, she’s going to school, she’s young, and she has a lot of other interests.
I hope we all stay connected someway. I do know of apps where we can chat as a group ( much more private) like Telegram and Discord which are available for all devices android and Apple, etc. if this is something you all would like, we could take this privately where our conversations aren’t recorded for posterity and maybe we can all stay connected as we once were.
I hope you will all let me or DRM know what you think.
At this point, we need a moderator for the group, and I appreciate all your honesty, it’s takes dedication and the person chosen will have responsibilities of updating the dragon pics, combos, and answering the newbies questions, as well de queueing answers.
Everyone: Please refrain from asking why DRM is no longer playing, it’s a combination of things and private. She loves you all and is too nice , so let it be. I trust her with a lot, including the duties here and it’s time to give her break.
I’m going to give this a week or so and if we don’t hear from someone who wants to moderate or at least share moderation, the site will go unmoderated.
Hope we can figure out a way to communicate in a private chat. Let me know what you all think.

IPK

GC: ipadkitty
sorry, my GC is full, only accept FB friends
Email TheDVguide at gmail dot com
The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

Dreamn's picture

Dilly dilly!! ;-)

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Is there a cricket dragon? ;-)

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dragon Grower's picture

Wow - so much to digest!

IPK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome of you to pop in!!! I do hope your life is going well, dear - you are missed here on the forum...

DRM - had no idea the responsibilities you shouldered - I totally get it, but alas, like GPK, I am not going to step forward and try to moderate....I have very limited skills as it is and I don’t think I would be a good fit. I will stay on the forum (OF COURSE!!!) and like you and all of us here - it is more of a ‘friend-site-with-dragons-involved-sometimes’ for me and I appreciate all of you so much.

Back safe from AR - had a great trip but glad to be home. I couldn’t even get on the forum yesterday at all...I wanted to tell you all I found the (what I think is...) storage tower in the rift. Mine is at the lower left of the screen but DRM I know you said it will change with each person as no two rifts are the same. I was glad to see it! (Haven’t used it yet, though!). (Dilly, Dilly!!!)

Winter is approaching - our lows will be in the 20s all week, and I’ve been out in the Ghetto and the garden all day - beat to death by the winds we have here - sustained 40 -50 mph...and pretty darn chilly. So something warm and comforting tonight for dinner - hubby did an OUTSTANDING job of taking care of house and animals while I was gone.

Off for now to find a good recipe - you all take care - IPK - it was so good hearing from you again!!!!!

KKDB!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Dreamn's picture

Glad you made it home safe. The critters make it ok? Hope hubby is feeling better. Congrats on finding the storage tower!

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

DV announced on Facebook that the gargantuan island, lost island and lost island of Olympus are now permanently available for purchase in the market.

Lost island - 1500 gems
Lost island of Olympus - 1500 gems
Gargantuan island - 3500 gems

These can also be obtained through the wishing well.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Flwrpot's picture

I’m afraid I’m much like DG, not techie at all, and time wise I wouldn’t be able to give the time it needs/deserves as sole moderator. I can’t thank you enough DRM and you IPK for all the work you both put forth to help us all. I am so appreciative!

I love the idea of a private chat group or just keeping up with everyone here on the forum. Whatever works best for all, I’m in!

Flwrpot's picture

So glad you arrived safely! Stay warm out there in the ghetto!

Dreamn's picture

Thank you FP :-)

We aren't getting the cold temps that DG has, but a big cold front hitting tonight. The high today was 84, dropping to 52 tonight and a high/low tomorrow of 56/36. Might actually have to wear long sleeves tomorrow! Woohoo! Or jac-kets, which I love more than most women do shoes. Our jac-kets, sweaters and heavy coats last a long time here. It seldom gets cold enough to seriously bundle up. Somehow I got the impression it was going to be a cold and probably icy winter this year. But now they say it's going to be another mild one. Last year we didn't even have a winter. :-( I want it to snow so I can get up and be all happy I don't have to drive in it or even call into work. At least some really good freezes so the mosquitoes will go away. Send us some snow DG, GPK, FP....lol.
Mom and I like to watch Alaska State Troopers. I've been trying to get her to move to Alaska so we can play in the snow and see the bears, moose etc. For some reason she keeps saying no.

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Here's hoping it works. Have it downloading on the iPad.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

Did you ever get the iPad pencil? It makes for an awesomely precise stylus, especially in the games for items hiding behind things. It takes about an hour for it to completely charge using the charging cable and lasts long enough for a days worth of gaming and Facebook. I like it much better than a regular stylus.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

"It will NOT work with: 2012’s iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation and 2013’s iPhone 5C."

"It WILL work with: iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and the 6th generation iPod touch or later."
"The size of iOS 11 will vary depending on your device (newer models are compatible with more features) but it can be as large as 2GB and require 3-4GB of space to download and install."

It was a 1G download for my iPad Pro 9.6" and required a wifi connection. It also asks for at least 50% battery charge to install. I only had 23% but I was able to download it at a friend's house and will install it later.

"As always with any new iOS release, jailbreakers beware! iOS 11 breaks all current jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch."

"Update - September 24th 2017: Concerns after battery performance have escalated and now new tests have found evidence of serious battery life degradation in iOS 11. I would advise anyone who has yet to upgrade to hold off now."

Full article at Forbes.com dated September 20, 2017

I'll check and see if there's an update to the battery problem.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

Once again from Forbes.com dated October 12, 2017

"As for the early feedback on stability, it’s not great. Just like every previous iOS 11 release, users have taken to reddit and social media to complain about crashes, poor battery life, sluggish performance and connectivity issues - notably Bluetooth."

"I’ll update this article as I learn more but for now - unless you suffer one of the specific problems listed in the next section - I would hold off upgrading to iOS 11.0.3.

Apple’s iOS 11.0.3 release notes list fixes for two specific problems:

Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices
Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not services with genuine Apple parts.

Apple iOS 11.0.3 Verdict: Avoid (With Two Exceptions)

The feeling of deja vu is building. iOS 11.0.3 follows in the path of iOS 11.0.1 and iOS 11.0.2 by delivering niche fixes to specific bugs but not addressing the wider performance and battery issues introduced by iOS 11.

As such if your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus has suffered from poor audio and haptic feedback or your iPhone 6S had an unresponsive display because it was fixed with non-genuine parts, then iOS 11.0.3 is for you and you should upgrade without hesitation.

Needless to say, the reality is this is a tiny subset of users so if you are still on iOS 10 or happily using iOS 11 without problems stay put. There’s nothing in iOS 11.0.3 for you, not even some security patches, and with the complaints from upgraders growing it represents a risk with no tangible reward."

Dreamn

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It's double candy weekend! Have fun!

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

I never got a stylus and I'm still on iOS 9.3.4...I didn't want to upgrade b/c it would have meant getting a FB account to play DV.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

I'm not sure you have to have Facebook. I could set up a second Apple ID and try to use the game without FB, then let you know.

I know that at this time you do need Facebook to add new friends.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

I was unable to set up a second Apple ID without losing all my info saved under my current ID. I logged out of Facebook and restarted iPad. DV works and all my GC friends are showing, no Facebook friends.

Edit: I uninstalled Facebook and restarted iPad. DV works and all my GC friends are still there.

Edit 2: I uninstalled DV , restarted iPad, downloaded DV. Apple parks are still there along with my GC friends.

Conclusion: You can play with no Facebook, but you can't add new friends at this time.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Ok, so I should be able to simply upgrade to iOS 10 x and start playing DV with my Game Center Friends (I don't have any FB friends obviously).

Thanks for going through all that...guess I'll have to try it. I really appreciate it.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Sorry, forgot to mention, iPad has iOS 10.3.3.
If there are any friends no longer playing that you wish to remove from Game Center, do so before updating. Once you update to 10, your only option is to remove all friends.

Glad I could help. It was something I needed to try anyway, to see if messenger works without Facebook, and it does. :-)

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Wow! What a game! Congratulations!

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Besides DV, I have a Flutter event, Splash event, and MergeDragons event. Still trying to send out DV gems I owe. Loving the cold air even though it's leaving soon. Extra blankets and flannel pjs, oh yeah! Back to the 80's tomorrow. We have two seasons here, run the AC or check if the heater still works, "just in case". I really really want a cold winter.

We have a new "friend" visiting us. There's a huge raccoon that comes to our patio door. He stands up with both front paws on the door and looks inside the house for a bit. Doesn't phase the cat at all. She just stares back and growls a bit. I hope mom doesn't think he's a cat and opens the door for him. :-/

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Flwrpot's picture

GPK thank you and in the words of Urban ‘What just happened out there?!’ Unbelievable 4th quarter, couldn’t believe it! I’m sorry for your Nittany’s though.

DRM oh my goodness, the vision of a raccoon standing on his hind feet looking in your patio door, oh my, what a sight that must be! Oh, I’d love to go to Canada sometime and see all the moose etc. My husband is much like your mom though and doesn’t care for cold weather.

DG I thought of you today while watching the first couple of shows of Downtown Abby with a friend who’s never seen it. She’s hooked!

Well I bought the Nesting dragon and have it in coop for all if you need it.

Grandpa Kenny's picture

By VERY careful of raccoons. They have a high probability of being rabid. I would suggest you call your local 'animal control' and let them handle it.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Oh I know, my friend. It's mom I'm worried about. Raccoons and skunks and coyotes hanging around and she still wants to outside after dark. It's probably my fault tho. She puts water in the bowls of dry cat food. I've been dumping it outside on the grass because I can't stand the smell. Everything I try works for a little while then she starts doing it again. Finally ended the cats free feeding and give them just enough when they are hungry, then put the bowls away. Now if only I can get the cats to be hungry later than 4-5 AM... ;-)

Dreamn

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

...that they will give us our choice of a free Event Dragon at the end like they used to do?

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

There is a choice of dragons for today in the daily gifts. Unfortunately, none from this event.

Day 20: choice of Bone, Ghost, Nosferatu, Lycan, Spectre, Bog, Thicket, Garden, or Decay.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

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OMD! What a week it has been. Won’t bore you with the details. It has snowed here the last two days (just flurries, but IT”S COMING!!!) and it is bitter, bitter, bitter outside. (And so early in ‘the season’!).

We had our library halloween party tonight - I think it was well received and had about 20 or so kids - all I can expect from a town this size. :)

DRM - I must echo FP’s comments on your contributions of all things dragon and IOS related - I couldn’t do it. Many, many MANY thanks to you for what you have done for all of us.

GPK/FP - without you guys I wouldn’t even know what college football was doing and I thank you! I do know that AR and NE both won this past weekend although I wasn’t able to watch the games. I do miss football but am still on strike for the NFL...so I must get my ‘fix’ with college football even though I’m usually too busy on Saturday’s to watch. My many thanks!

And my thanks to my twin Nosferatu, Nesting, and Spectre that were presented to me as gifts from either BFS or breeding!!!! Still no luck with any of the Rift dragons but Ghast, but am only trying for them a couple of times a day if the mood strikes.

I’m sorry to chat and dash but am going to get the dogs out and call it a night. (Maybe just one more glass of wine!)

Take care my pals - thinking of you often!!!!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Watching that last 5 min of the OSU v PSU game was brutal. If PS had won they would be ranked #1 now, with a good chance at staying there and getting into the playoffs but now...

It's easy to NOT watch the Broncos...they lost 3 in a row, 2 to bad teams and they were never in any of the games.

I did read that in the Denver / KC game, every one stood.

Funny thing, as a kid, we used to go back to Philadelphia every summer and my grandpa would take me to a Phillies or A's game. I was around 10 or 11. I thought it was one of the neatest things to stand for the Star Spangled Banner. Fast forward to the first varsity HS game I ever suited up for, standing on the side line, at attention, while the band played the National Anthem...I got a lump in my throat, still do whenever I hear it...

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Thank you DG. It's always my pleasure to help where I can. :-)

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Calling all space cadets! Today is the last day to get your name on the Insight flight to Mars! Great memento for your kids, or you! Go here to get your boarding pass:

mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/

Dreamn

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Doesn't anyone want to go? Today is the last day to get your name on a chip that will be on the Insight. It's the next exploratory spacecraft headed to Mars. You get a printable boarding pass and mission patch. Plus, it's free! Perfect for your kids and grandkids! :D

Dreamn

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Dragon Grower's picture

Greetings, all!

GPK - how proud you must have been at those games! I too, get a catch in my throat and misty (not kidding about that) when I hear our National Anthem, especially when it is sung exceptionally well. One of my favorite renditions was that of Faith Hill at the start of an NFL game long ago. She really did an outstanding job. I do miss watching NFL because I really enjoyed hearing how others sang it... :( Alas, I had grocery shopping to do this past Saturday and missed almost all the games. BUT - AR and NE both won by the hairs on their chinny-chin-chins so I was glad of that.

DRM - Mars? Really? I hadn’t heard that - sounds like a neat idea for those parents and grandparents who really like to think outside the bun.

MJ - haven’t kept up with you (like that’s a surprise) but how’s your house coming?

FP - Are you cold yet up there? How’s daughter doing?

Well, our event is ready to wrap up and I only have Spirit yet to get, should be able to get him today or tomorrow then POOF - it will be over and we’ll be ready for Om-Noms time! I cannot believe it is November already! Where has the year gone?

Off for now - you all take care!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Flwrpot's picture

Bummer, I wish I would have checked here sooner regarding the Mars thing, my son would have been into that! I’ve been sucked into watching YouTube organizational videos -my weakness, lol.

DG it’s been chilli lately but not cold really; today was 67! Good day to get outside stuff done. My girl is doing well overall :-) How’s your family?

I’ve not done well in getting the dragons. I know I have Gargoyle but I think that’s it. No success breeding but the challenge of trying to get all dragons is over for me since I don’t do the rift!

Martini Jeanie's picture

DG......I have moved into the new house. What a nightmare it has been. Just when you think you have things under control .....you don’t. Moving is a real pain. I have so much to do and I am to old for this. I keep telling myself that it is all going to be worth it however.

I was sad to hear that this site may be coming to an end but I understand why. It has just snowballed over the years and probably needs a full staff to handle it. Everything has to get so complicated and stressful anymore. Even a simple thing like a silly dragon game.

The Halloween event has been fun and I managed to get the new dragons from the event. Still trying once a day to breed dragons in the Rift. Not much luck with the new dragons over there. But I keep trying.

Happy Dragons!
MJ

Martini Jeanie

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Hello All.

I haven’t written much here, but I have been playing DV for a very long time, and have been coming to this site for a long time as well, to find out combinations for breeding, info on the latest events and to find DV Friends to play with. I work FT and travel a lot, so I wasn’t able to be on here a lot, but feel like I ‘know’ so many of the people who started and maintained this site and who shared their stories, just by me being a silent observer. Until this Rift thing, I had all Dragons and Pedestals. I’m Level 100. Have all of the Islands. I play a couple of times a day (mostly), and I’m determined to figure out the Rift, but will probably have to wait until I’m off work, over the holidays, to have time to sort it all out. So far, I haven’t had a lot of luck with it - but I’m not ready to give up on it, or on DV. This game is my little break from reality, and I’ve loved playing. It is a fun respite, from the craziness and stress of my job.

I was reading some of the recent posts, about the possibility of this site not continuing, or at least not being updated and maintained, and it is disappointing, but I definitively understand. I’ve managed websites and blogs before, and it takes an enormous amount of time. And a site like this, where so much would need to be constantly updated, and advice given - I can’t even imagine how much time that must take. When I first discovered this site, I was always so amazed at how quickly Xishom was able to tell us the combinations for breeding. And how so many others took of their time and talents, to offer assistance and even share frustrations, when new Dragons came out - that seemed impossible to get. I’ve been so impressed, and in awe of all of you. From Xishom... to iPadKitty, Dreamn, Squirrel Mother, Bianca, Twinken, Rita, Lisa, Cheerie, Miss Skipster, Dizmal Tyde, Peggy, Sally, Cate, Pippin and so many others, who shared gems and gifts with me through the years - it’s been a fun time. So - I just wanted to say ‘thank you’, and let those who have been managing this site for so long know how appreciative I am. It’s been such a huge help, and I know I wouldn’t have had much success in the game, without all of the good advice and instruction that I’ve received here. I’ve been to other sites, and Facebook - but it’s not the same. So - I will greatly miss this site, if it can’t be maintained. And I’m sure I will still keep checking in - like now - in the hopes that someone is able to continue on with things. But, if that doesn’t happen, I just wanted to pass along my gratitude- to those who have kept it going for so long. Many thanks ... from a long time Dragonvaler! You are all great!!

Warm regards,
Brenda aka ClickGirl

Brenda aka ClickGirl50
Devices: Apple iPad & iPhone
GC ID: ClickGirl50

Dreamn's picture

Wish I had the Mars info sooner. IPK shared on Facebook that it was the last day or I wouldn't have known that was something we could do. I entered my email so I could be updated in time for the next one.

In DV I have dragons in coop trying to get twins for my grandson. He has no other friends that play. I check here and there to reset those and return gifts, that's about all I'm doing in DV at this time.

DG I'm still checking flutter and splash at least once per day and gifting there.

MJ the forum is slow compared to how it used to be and yes, I was hoping someone would like to be the moderator since I'm not playing other than helping grandson.
I'm still doing what I can to help here but may not be much help with DV.

Mom's dementia is worsening. A good deal of time she doesn't know who I am. If she leaves for church or something, when she comes back she doesn't remember she lives here or where her room is located etc. It could be a couple hours before she realizes she IS home. We'll go to a restaurant and on the way back home she will ask if we are going to get something to eat. She likes to go outside and has wondered off a couple times to neighbor's homes. She wont go out if its cold, so i keep hoping it turns winter full time soon. She is keeping me busy for sure!

Hope everyone is doing well and had a successful event :-)

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

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Dream, my heart goes out to you for the care you are giving to your Mom. My mother lived with me the last 20 years of her life. She had severe dementia in the last five. We were separated the last three years of her life because I could not take care of her because I was going thru breast cancer stuff. My brother took her in. So I totally understand all the stress that comes with the care of parents. My prayers to God will be for you and yours today . Thank you for all you have done for us on this site. My Secret little wizard, how wonderful all your help has been.
Happy Dragons
MJ

Martini Jeanie

Dreamn's picture

Thank you both for the kind words. <3 :-)

Dragonvalers, it's a Twin Weekend. For a limited time, all combos in the Cooperative Breeding Cave produce twins!

Hope everyone gets some good ones!

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

...at BFS for trying to get us to spend $100 on gems. Anyone taking advantage of this sale? ;-)

Got a Solarflare dragon as a log in gift a little while ago in my main Android park. When I reached level 100 they sent me another one , and not a twin! That was unexpected.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Doubt if I'll ever make another 'in app' purchase.

My attitude is like FP's: I used to be so gung ho getting new Dragons (at one time, I had 'em all)...now, with the rift, who cares...

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Flwrpot's picture

Wow! What a super sweet note to all the former moderaters! Wish you wouldn’t have stayed silent, it would have been awesome to get to know you! Even if someone doesn’t moderate we can all help one another still-at least that’s my hope. :-)

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I was just reading my CNN app and they had a story of a nine year old boy whose one wish is to receive as many Christmas cards as possible before he passes away. He has Neuroblastoma and is only expected to live a few more weeks so this would be something that would need to be done this weekend if you’re interested. He loves penguins, Legos, Star Wars. His name and address is as follows:

Jacob Thompson
c/o Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

Dreamn's picture

US Daylight savings time ends tonight. Need to set the clocks back an hour unless you're one of the lucky few.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Flwrpot's picture

Sorry for the horde of twins!! Trying to get Spirit!

Dreamn's picture

Zzzzzz... nice day for napping.... a bit chilly and drizzling outside

How is everyone?

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

The Om of Noms event is sprouting in DragonVale from November 9th through November 28th! Also sprouting are:

Four all-new dragons,
A new type of farm, the Towering Treat Garden,
New dragon treats and new ways to discover them,
Along with a multitude of returning holiday themed dragons, decorations, and festivities!
Fixed notifications -- your dragons still love you, but they will not miss you every two minutes.
Dragons in the Rift can now participate in Dragon Quests.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Flwrpot's picture

Does this mean you’re playing again?! ;-)

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Good one!

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dragon Grower's picture

Arrrgggghhhh!! I can’t get the update to start Om of Noms!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Dreamn's picture

Dear Amazon DragonValers, we're currently working to fix a technical error that's keeping us from updating our Amazon version of the game. Unfortunately, this means that the Om of Noms event will be starting a little bit later for some of our players. Don't worry though, as we will automatically compensate affected players for the missed time.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dragon Grower's picture

Is it even possible that you could ROCK anymore than you already do????? I think NOT!!! :) Thanks so much for posting that!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Dreamn's picture

Thank you DG! :-)

Amazon games should be working now.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

The Towering Treat Farm is available in the market for 25 gems. Having 2 of these and planting certain treats next to each other will unlock other special treats. When you tap on Gardenia she will give hints of what to plant together.
While they look larger than the other farms they are the same size. The farm limit still applies.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

DRMN - What are AMAZON Dragon Valers?

All - Got a Seraph as a Gift when I logged in today...that's 4K Spices I don't have to earn...

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Amazon valers play using Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.

Congrats on Seraph. :-)

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dreamn's picture

The DragonVale update for Amazon users should now be available in the Amazon Appstore. If you still aren’t seeing an update available in your app updates, please open the Amazon Appstore, tap the search icon, and type in DragonVale. You should be taken to the DragonVale app page with the update available. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and will automatically compensate affected players shortly.

*One player commented to tap on the DV icon, not the "open" option.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Dragon Grower's picture

How lucky you are to get Sereph! I got Lacuna and was totally excited about that! Well I was able to start the event about 1030 the night of the release - 10 hours behind and nothing to show for it. I didn’t even make the 1000 daily limit by the time my eyes were too tired to see and didn’t reach it by noon the next day either. Oh well, such is gaming life!

Outfitted the Ghetto with infrared heat lamps this year - I don’t think they’re going to want to come out! Our ‘feels like’ temp yesterday was 8 degrees and the nights are pretty darn chilly now. I hope they stay warmer this year with fewer eggs!

Off with me to collect DC - just wanted to say good morning all. And OBTW, I found a second building in the RIft! It’s not totally uncovered yet so I don’t know what it is!

Take care, all!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Dragon Grower's picture

Did you get Sereph as a log-in gift from BFS or as the mystery egg with daily log in?

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Dreamn's picture

Got Seraph using light rift + blightwing

Dreamn

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Dragon Grower's picture

Good foggy morning to you all! OMD - I got Thunderbird with a Rift quake(5) and rift Pollen (10) - could have knocked me over with a feather! And the other building I discovered was a Transfiguration Tower. Not really sure how that works yet. I do know you pay 10K E to change a trait of a dragon but that is all - haven’t tried it yet. AND I got a Seraph breeding my Seraph with a Bogberry...weird.

DRM - congrats on your Seraph! Are you doing the Rift thing at all? where are you keeping all your dragons? I have about 12 rift islands and just basically use Tiamat and Biamut (sp?) to level the youngest up every day. I have fed the ‘special’ dragons (Thunderbird, Lacuna, etc).

I spent about 3 hours completely cleaning out the Ghetto yesterday and my back is letting me know that 3 hours of shoveling and raking is not necessarily a good thing. Stiff and sore this morning but at least that is done for the winter. The farmers are harvesting all around me and I’m hesitant to let the guineas out for fear of being run over - they are not the smartest birds you know.

What are everyone’s Thanksgiving plans this year? I may or may not have my boys here so it could just be a 12 lb smoked turkey for me and hubby. :(

Not much else going on here - just the usual grind, but I kind of like it that way. Hope you all are enjoying the event - lots of food, but lots of DC going to it. I was up to $9B (saving for the 21st island!) but that has gone down a bit. Not sure what the purpose of upgrading the treatfarms is....the cost of growing some of that food is astronomical.

You all take care - and be safe out there!

GCID: Dragon Grower
House of Iron Blossom
Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Can't remember how I got the 1st Seraph, I think it was an Egg gift...got another one with that Seraph (at Level 18) & a Level 20 Heat on the Island.

According to my spreadsheet, we should all be able to get those new Dragons and Peds on Spice points alone by the end of the event without having to fork over any U$D.

Same thing happened to me on first day...I only got 668 Spice points. It's pretty easy to get the 1,000 though...collect all those Spice points from friends cause when the event is over, IT'S OVER...no extra days to collect stored up points from friends.

Saw where AF & Navy are down serious numbers of pilots & crews. Are you thinking about re-upping? :-). You would make a fortune and your retirement would seriously benefit but then, who would take care of the chicks? :-)

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Using the rift and all breeding areas trying for the Seraph. I'm not big on collecting rift dragons except in one park where I have a variety of glass rifts. If I need room for a rift dragon I check to see what's cheapest, upgrading or buying. To level up rift dragons I'm using E$. The only dragon I'm interested in right now is the Seraph since it's #400.

Son, his wife, grandson (hopefully both), her mom and dad, and her brother are all coming over for Thanksgiving. Her family is from Mexico and Thanksgiving is not one of their holidays. So, son asked me to do Thanksgiving for them. I ordered the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce package from our grocery store. I'll just need to heat it up and fix a few sides. Son is bringing the deserts and paper plates, cups etc so clean up will be easy.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Thought you weren't playing anymore...gonna start sending you Gifts again...

Wow! What a nice Thanksgiving! It's after 10:00 PM and you just made me hungry!

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

I WAS a Proud Member of the DVFD until they implemented this Rift business...

Dreamn's picture

Just playing the event then going back to trying for twins for grandson. Gifts are very appreciated. They're what's allowing me to max my main parks.

Dreamn

dreamn10 at gmail dot com

Flwrpot's picture

Hey all, hope all is well with everyone! I’ve been busy but am managing to get in the game one time a day to max out. I do love the extra gems for friendship week. That has come in handy. I bought the limited dragon and a few decorations but that’s it. Hoping you’re correct in your calculations GPK and we’ll be able to get all the event dragons! I’m still trying to get Spirit from the Halloween event. DG sounds like you’re figuring out this rift thing! I hope you’re able to have Thanksgiving with your boys; 12 lbs of turkey sure is a lot for just you and hubby! DRM your holiday plans sound fun with lots of family around! Our plans are up in the air, we’ll either be home (and my husband will make his amazing smoke BBQ) or be out of town with family for a more traditional Thanksgiving. Either one will be good :-)

Dreamn's picture

Bred Kampos using Light Rift (11) and Blazing rift (11) . Rift alignment was water. I was trying for Seraph in one of my side parks. What a nice surprise. :-)

Received a Trimera egg as a log-in gift for my iPad babies park.

Bred another Kampos, this one in my Android baby park. Luminous rift (7) and Water rift (11), rift alignment water.

Dreamn

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