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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!

Grandpa Kenny's picture

They’re having a sale...Zaffer and Antumbra for only 18,000 E$. Since I have a boat-load of E$, I’m gonna do it, even though I got Antumbra as a gift a couple days ago, I still need the Zafer.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Martini Jeanie's picture

Congrats on the plumpkin dragons! Now that I have one.....they just keep coming!!! I have enjoyed DV lately however, even managed to get a couple dragons in the Rift. I do get angry that it costs so much to feed them. I just keep them at level 10 over there.

DG. Dilly dilly.......you make me laugh when ever I read that. It’s the “ go to” phrase in our house these days. Since we moved into the new house I find myself planning lots of projects that will need to be done. I remember reading about your house projects. Did you finish with them? I just finished painting my guest bathroom, and took this horribly ugly medicine cabinet down and replaced it with a neat mirror. I was pleased when I was finished. It’s fun! On to the next.......

Well....happy Dragons!

MJ

Martini Jeanie

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Now that I have unlocked the Nubbleberrys and Cubetuber Treats by upgrading my Treat Farms, making them touch each other and growing Zazzberrys, Omega Squash and Pumpermelons in the prescribed manner, may I move the Treat Farms apart again and still grow Nubbleberrys and Cubetubors?

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Yes, once unlocked that treat is yours. Having them next to each other gives you the possibility of unlocking other treats. Once the treats you want are unlocked, feel free to rearrange. :-)

Dreamn

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

... ;-)

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Dragon Grower's picture

I tried and tried to grow the special treats but to no avail! Will try the combo you prescribed.

FP - just wanted to say good luck to the Buckeyes tonight! OU won the BIg 12 and I’m happy for that. GO BUCKEYES!

Of note: I’m up to $13B and only $3B left for the new island!!!!

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

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Roll Ohio!!!

They was robbed... :-(

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

Eureka! I’ve solved it! Can’t get those difficult new Rift Dragons? Well, here is a ‘sure fire’, ‘can’t miss’ system: Simply get and fill up as many Rift Islands with as many Rift Dragons as you can. It doesn’t matter what kind of Dragons you breed. What you want to do is earn a lot of E$. Then every other week, or so it seems, BFS has a special Rift Dragon sale...2 Rift Dragons for only 18,000 E$. So far they have had 3 of these sales and I have picked up 4 needed Rifters. This week they are offering Viridian & T-Bird.

Why stress out over trying to get all the correct Dragons with the required Traits and the proper Rift Alignment when, eventually, BFS will just let you buy them ‘on the cheap’? ;-)

Using this method, I’m only 3 Dragons away from being ‘On Fire’ again, and with little or no effort!

Try it, you’ll like it!

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Managed to get Nesting with Cotton and Wyrmwood, both level 12, in the enchanted breeding cave.

Dreamn

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Hi, I'm new..only been doing this about a week or week and a half..I got a leapyear and breed it to a storm..then went to sandbox and it says incompatible, but I have an egg..what's going on??
Flwrpot's picture

Hey all, I hope everyone is well. I’ve been so busy I barely remember to check into DV!

DG and GPK thank you! I’ve been a terrible OSU fan completely missing the last two games. I’ve got one game taped but didn’t even know the last game was on. But to be fair there were circumstances that were more important even than football and DV. Congrats Deeg on OU!

GPK what a great idea for getting rift dragons! I’ve been collecting whatever the ‘currency’ is called to clear out the purple stuff. (I know, so technical aren’t I, lol). Good tip though and I can do that until I decide if I’m going to stick with it which I’m still not sure.

Has everyone else decided to embrace the rift thing?

DRM, KL and all hope you are well!

I've upgraded all my treat frams and I have not been able to unlock the new one.
What am I doing wrong ...
I tried the above combo
Now that I have unlocked the Nubbleberrys and Cubetuber Treats

But it didn't work for me

Found a better way instead of spending all my food in the rift

Just level up !!! It's not gems
When you level up in the rift it uses " "Etherium " instead of gems
So much easier and CHEAPER the feeding and using all your treats

Dragon Grower's picture

Well hello!!! Sorry I’ve been away for awhile, but alas, it just is what it is.

Tonight I will hit $15B DC which means in just a few short days I will be able to get the 21st island! Dilly, dilly!!

GPK - totally agree on buying the rift dragons. I am now only 1 dragon short (Nimbus - still can’t breed that little sucker) of all the ‘main’ rift dragons. I’m up to 17 rift islands now with quite an assortment of rift dragons.

MJ - I know you’re playing DVW - what are your thoughts on the new (Briar) event? I sure wish they’d come out with a Storage Tower...they’re finally upgrading the bank but no same luck for expansions or a tower. I don’t have any more room on my #1 game to place the new Briar Hab. I could move a Rbo hab (I have 5) but I’m not going to just sell the hab for half of what I paid/upgraded it for. I do have one of the new dragons already (Briar Wildfire) but I’m more interested in the ones that aren’t just different ‘versions’ of existing dragons.

Well, winter finally got here this past week. Our highs have almost reached freezing with the lows in the teens. The guineas (I think) really appreciate the new heat lamps!

Cooking homemade chicken noodle soup tonight - the kitchen smells great!

Has anyone watched Dexter on Netflix? I’m hooked, I must say.

Off with me - hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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

Martini Jeanie's picture

DG.....yep I’m playing the new Briar event in DVW, I too am trying for the newer dragons. I get frustrated at trying to create the crystals to breed the event dragons with out having to buy them. And there is a new building that I am not sure what it’s al about. I can’t believe they don’t have a storage building. I need one too.
I was out all day Christmas shopping for my grandkids and missed the Army/Navy game. The hubby said it was pretty good. Dang...wouldn’t you know. But I did get all the shopping done. I love Xmas.

GPK.....I am trying your Rift breeding idea. I have been saving all the etherium so I can bye the dragons. Just have to wait for one of their deals to pop up.

Sure wish there were some new Xmas dragons in the Vale. It’s been awhile since we had new snowflake dragons. Wouldn’t that be fun!!!

Happy Dragons!

MJ

Martini Jeanie

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Dexter is one of my all time fav shows. Dilly, dilly! I’ve seen all of them...so funny.

And I can’t get that Nimbus either...been trying for a week. I breed that Salamander & Coral until it costs 1,000 and then I quit.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dragon Grower's picture

Finally, the 21st island is mine! Not too bad on the clearing; just a few really large trees ($1M) and a boulder pile ($10M) - the rest are small trees, rocks, and bushes. YAY!!

MJ - I’m having a problem with the Briar crystal shards as well. Seems everytime I play the dragon drop game I get 5. Getting frustrated with it and as far as I can tell, no expansion forthcoming, although I am thankful they upped the cap on the bank at level 62 (which I have not reached yet). I do send out dragons on the Airship constantly and trade in the market. Must be nice to have all your Christmas shopping done! I’ve only purchased a few things on line but will do most of my shopping on Saturday. How’s your new house coming along??

GPK - just started Season 7 of Dexter a couple of nights ago. I’m really enjoying it!

Well, there I was minding my own business getting ready to clean bathrooms on Monday and thought I’d go check on the laundry before I started....and what do you think I walked into????? A flooded basement yet again. There was a clog in the main (exterior of the house) that had to be cleared and it was bitter out there that day! The guys showed up around 4 but it was gone by 4:30. So there went some Christmas shopping money! Always something!

Off with me - we’re having our Patron Only Party tonight at the library and I have a few appetizers to make. You all take care and I’ll chat at you later!

BTW: I’m think the BeB event will be kicking off soon - I’m pretty sure we’ll see some new Christmas dragons! :)

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

Dreamn's picture

Awesome updates for the Jolly Jubilee event. A wish list has been added to your dragonarium. Now you can keep track of the dragons and decorations you need and even purchase them directly through the wish list. Don't forget to update for the event starting tomorrow December 14.

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

dragonvale-tips.proboards.com/thread/1182/rift-dragonvale-4

Copy into your browser and scroll down for great hints to breed the rift dragons.

Dreamn

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Kaleido15's picture

Hello everyone. Been awhile and I hope everyone is well and enjoying the busy Christmas season. I am still here and playing though I do not like the rift.
Can anyone please put teozyte in the coop. I don’t have a lot of friends in Dv as I don’t have my Facebook connected so it’s only the previous game center connections for me. Before the new event Teozyte was the only one I needed in the main domain. Other than the rift ones which are just frustrating to me. So much breeding and hundreds of possibilities. Happy jubilee days!

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Teozinte coming right up...

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Kaleido15's picture

Thank you! Spent several hundred gems speed breeding and still don’t have it but I’m still trying. .

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Are you in that Dragonvale Community that you gave us the link to?

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Yes, I'm a member. I've never posted there but have seen lots of great hints and helps.

Dreamn

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

Do you know about this new “Wishlist”?

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Yes. I went through my dragonarium and selected the dragons I don't have, then tapped the wish list icon to add it to my list. Now I don't have to go through the entire dragonarium list to see what I'm missing. Also, when a dragon from the wish list has been acquired, you're given the option to remove it from the wish list. The same goes for pedestals and decorations.

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Glacial Giftery: 30 days of gifts, last day January 12
If you miss a day, don’t worry, you can spend a few gems to catch up. You cannot collect a day’s reward in advance.
You only have to login to DragonVale each day to be eligible for the reward. If you login, but forget to visit the Glacial Giftery, your reward will still be available to collect the next time you visit.

The Jolly Jubilee runs through January 16th, 2018, and concludes on January 17th at 11am MST. It will not be possible to earn additional Iceberries after this time, but the Mirthful Market will remain open for an additional day so you can turn in any leftover Iceberries you may have.

The Mirthful Market will close at 11am MST on January 18th and event prizes will no longer be available after this time. You will not be able to earn additional Iceberries during this additional day, but you will have the opportunity to turn in any leftover Iceberries for prizes, as well as collect up to 1000 Iceberries from your Gifts menu.

Any Iceberries stored in your Gifts menu must be collected in order to be added to your total. You can collect up to 1,000 Iceberries from your Gifts on the day between the event ending and the Mirthful Market closing.

After the Mirthful Market closes on January 18th, we'll turn any leftover Iceberries into DragonCash at the rate of 1,000 DragonCash per 1 Iceberry.

Dreamn

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

Thanks... :-)

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Dreamn's picture

Y'all need to check this out:

munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qvz83w/bud-light-hires-old-timey-town-crier-to-issue-cease-and-desist-to-craft-brewer

Dreamn

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

Clever...but I don’t think that just because Budweiser used “Dilly! Dilly!” in an ad forbids anyone else to do it. Those words have been around for a long time, part of olde English. They really have no meaning. The 1st time I ever heard that phrase was back in the late 50s on American Bandstand. The song was “Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly)”, the artist was Sammy Turner.

Thanks for sharing that with us :-)

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

I think it was staged, but still a fun addition to the ad series. :-)
Oh...and... dilly dilly!

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

*sneaks in and opens all the windows, letting the snow blow in, hoping to wake up all the sleepyheads*

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

We got 4” of ‘Global Warming’, our first this season, this morning but it melted by 11:00am...how appropriate, it coming on the 1st day of Winter.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Grandpa Kenny's picture

...be Christmas shopping.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

brunansky's picture

I have 3 devices with Dragonvale on them. None of my devices will connect to Dragonvale for more than 30 seconds, usually crashing after only 5 seconds. So I'm about to fall behind a whole event. I've tried everything, including liquidating dragons and habitats to try to stop the lagging. Maybe the system doesn't like the 98 portent dragons I have. The rift is even worse. I have been able to collect the daily gift and play dragon drop and the coliseum. But breeding is impossible. and collecting coins is nearly impossible. I'm really disappointed in BackFlip to allow this game to crash like this. I've read on some other message boards that other people are fighting this, too. I just was able to purge all my extra Ragnaroks and Apocalypses and several habitats before it kicked me out again. Did not seem to help.

Current Goals: All islands, All pedestals, All decorations, Maxed out Kairos
Completed Goals: All dragons, All level 20 dragons

brunansky's picture

Actually I had 99 portent dragons. I was going to stop at 100 anyway. I thinned the herd to 84 portent dragons. I'm still only getting a few minutes of game time before the app kills itself.

Current Goals: All islands, All pedestals, All decorations, Maxed out Kairos
Completed Goals: All dragons, All level 20 dragons

Dreamn's picture

Have you tried clearing your browser history ? That's helped me a few times when apps act up.

Dreamn

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Dreamn's picture

Bred a Krampus in coop with Cold and Krampus. Not my favorite of the new ones but I'll take a free one. :-)

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

Got snow?

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Got Icebound with Snowflake 1 & Snowflake 2 :-)

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Dragon Grower's picture

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope all your dragon wishes come true!

GPK - yes we got some snow yesterday but only a couple of inches - what is worse is our temps have really plummeted. Our ‘feels like’ temp today was 13 (not a guinea in sight!) but the sun was out all day at least. Looking at the 10-day, bitter is just going to stay with us. I think the high on Thursday is supposed to be 9 or some such ridiculous number. :)
Ah, winter! To be honest, I’m glad of the snow - just enough to make you know winter is here, but not too terrible to drive in.

So here we are again with limited dragons. I did get the Sleighbell but I don’t think I’ll have enough for Starshine...without spending my own ‘dragon cash’. We’ll see if Santa brings me an iTunes card tomorrow! :). I WOULD have had enough had I stuck to my original plan of not buying anything until the last day...the new Snowflake habitat called out to me though, and even though I can’t have a matching set, I do think it makes a good addition to the Wonderland Island.

With the addition of my 21st island, I was able to create an additional Seasonal Island with five habitats, move some pedestals from my Cold Island and move in an addition Cold habitat. I saw where we can upgrade the Omni-tats for Icberries, but I don’t think I’ll have enough to get all the new dragons and upgrade the habitats, too.

DRM - congrats on Icebound and Krampus! I’m going to try your breeding on that one, then I can get the Kringle when they give away the egg as a gift next weekend. How are things in the South? Have you found a replacement yet?

FP - I know you’re cold up there in OH - we’re sharing some of the same weather, you and I...but GPK always gets it first! :) Guess what? I’ve met someone here who like Downton Abbey as much as we do! She is a new patron at the library and we have really hit it off. She’s been over a few times for lunch, tea, and Downton. I’m grateful for her company.

My boys were here today for our Christmas dinner and tomorrow hubby and I are going to his folks’ house for dinner there. Today we had ham, homemade scalloped potatoes, a new green bean recipe (which I thought was very, very good), home made bread and for dessert....I made an Italian Cream Cake! Oh yummy, yummy yummy!!! Made it yesterday and I’m glad I did. The last two days have been spent in the kitchen and I’ll be glad for the break tomorrow. I did make a Texas Sheet Cake to take over tomorrow so that will be my contribution to the feast.

Well, that will be all from me for now. I wish each of you a blessed Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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

Dreamn's picture

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful day. :-)

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Dreamn's picture

Got Sleighbell using Cold & Sleighbell in coop. :-)

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Dreamn's picture

Thank you:-) Merry Christmas!

No replacement volunteer for moderator so I'm still doing it. Will do the best I can to keep helping out here and trying to play/gift each day.

Dreamn

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Flwrpot's picture

Merry Christmas all, I hope it was wonderful for all of you!

It was a simple, relaxing Christmas complete with our traditional Christmas breakfast of an egg and veggie fratata, strawberry stuffed crepes, hash browns, bacon, sausage and a hot cocoa bar!

GPK and DG our snow managed to stay and I’m glad for it. It’s not much but If it’s going to be freezing I’d rather have snow to look at! Deeg, So happy for you , (although a bit bummed it can’t be me!) you’ve found a new friend who loves Downton as much as we do and you can enjoy her company!

DRM it’s not fair that you continue moderating if it means you don’t have time to play your games! Didn’t IPK mention another type of way we can all stay in touch/chat? I can’t remember the name but I’m sure there’s something so you don’t burn out again. :-)

I’m finding less and less time available for DV and I suppose less passion for the game as well. It seems to be more of a have to instead of a want to lately. Maybe it’s just a phase. Hard to imagine not playing DV at all, but after the event I may just take a break from it for a bit.

Well, it’s movie and board game day here so I’m going to hang with the family and wish you all a happy day, week, and just in case, a Happy New Year!!

Grandpa Kenny's picture

Go Bucks!

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Grandpa Kenny's picture

...Limited Addition Dragon (Jingle).

Thanks BFS (he says with sarcasm). With the addition of the Rift you have made a drastic and mostly unpopular change. Now, with the addition of the last Limited Edition Dragon, you have made it impossible to obtain All of those Dragons, never mind their Peds, and Goody’s Sugar Shack, the basic objects of this Event, without spending actual $$$.

Yes, I realize that you must make money, but you have shown your greed...you have stepped over the line. You have now made it impossible for any DV player to acquire ALL of the Dragons without paying serious money.

In the past, I have contributed $$$ but this is where I draw the line...no more. I will continue to play only to give Gems to my friends or until it becomes a waste of my time...I’m very close to that point right now.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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Dreamn's picture

Wishing you all a safe, happy New Years Eve! May your 2018 be full of blessings! :-)

Received a Ghast in one of my parks for the community reward. This guy plays soccer with his HEAD! :O

We finally have some cold weather here. Will be at or below freezing for a couple days with some freezing precip. Nothing bad or to worry about, unless you're a bug, then bye bye. :D

Oooohhh!!! :O :D Midnight dragon in my main park. Thanks BFS!!

Dreamn

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Sweetheart's picture

Does anyone know how long the new limited dragon will be around.

Dragon Grower's picture

HAPPY NEW YEAR! My dear friends here on the Vale. I know I’m not on as much as I used to be, but you all know how life is.

GPK - I’m so sorry you feel the way you do about the ‘new’ DV - I do understand though. Saved all my iceberries for what I thought was a one-off limited and now there is the Jingle. I probably will not be able to get all the dragons, but as we can still collect/spend through early January hopefully I’ll be able to get Kringle or Candle(top?) when we next get our ‘free’ dragon at the end of the event. And the amount of iceberries these new dragons cost!!! I think in the last few events the lower prize tier dragons started around 2,500 ‘treats’ and now I see the least expensive is around 5K treats (berries in this case). What is a Dragon Grower to do??? :( I’ll keep playing until I no longer enjoy it though - that is how hooked I am. I did get an iTunes card for Christmas and that paid for the Starshine and most of the Jingle. I’ll see what I can get through the end of the event and hopefully will be able to get/breed the rest of the dragons (Kringle, Krampus, Woolen, Candle-something). I still have two wishes in my well (used one for Nimbus) so that is an option as well.

DRM - rather wish I had your ‘at or just below freezing’ temps right now. Currently we are sitting at -21 ambient and the windchills tomorrow are supposed to be around -40 or so. Can you say ‘brrrrr’? I’m down at the Ghetto twice a day (wrapped up warm in my quilted coveralls, 3 hats, arctic Mucks, and thinsulate gloves) to make sure the heat lamps are good and the water hasn’t frozen. So far guineas are fine, but it is still darn cold in the Ghetto! I did lose a guinea last week to stupidity so I’m down to 13 now. I had let them out last week when it got up to 20 and one decided to get on the roof of the Ghetto and not come down at all. To protect the rest of the flock I had to shut the doors when it got dark, and when I went out the following morning I found a big pile of feathers and no remains. I feel bad, but I simply cannot fix stupid. I probably shouldn’t have let them out at all, but the Ghetto really needed to be aired out and the rest did go in when it was time....sad nonetheless.

FP - it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Your breakfast sounds yummy!!!! It is sad to think you won’t be playing much DV anymore - I do hope everyone has not gone off this game! I know it’s a time-sucker-upper (is that a real phrase?) but I must admit I’m still enjoying it. I do agree with GPK that it appears BFS has really gone ‘commercial’ with almost having to spend real $ to get game dragons. But I also understand that they don’t do this for free. I’m torn with spending real money and the love of the game. Is there a happy medium? Unknown at this point.

Well, it is 20 minutes to New Years here - hubby is already in bed and it’s just me and you guys! So I will say to you all a very Happy New Year and may God shine his light on you and yours.

Away with me for now!

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

Dragon Grower's picture

OMD - you are not going to believe this! The guinea I thought had been taken has been living in an out building for 4 days in negative nothing temperatures! Last night it was -19 here (ambient) and this morning when I went out to check the flock I could hear the other one! I thought for sure it had been taken, but obviously not! I was able to capture it (after much beating of feathers in my face) and carry it to the Ghetto with the others. It is not hurt and I think it’s glad to be back with the guinea-bros. Anyway that is my Happy New Year story! Hope you all have a great day. GO OU!!

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

Grandpa Kenny's picture

DG - Chalk up that rescued guinea to a New Years miracle! Yeah, I guess I’m for OU although their QB needs to grow up...

Just got back from Cali visiting my brother. He lives close to Mammoth Mountain Ski area...like Vail, they don’t have much natural snow. The temps there were in the 60s all week but it did get down to the 30s at night. The day I was there, there were 19,000 skiers on the mountain. We didn’t ski, just hung out in the sports bar & watched FB.

Email: rkchurch64_at_gmaildotcom

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

Dreamn's picture

Happy New Year! Yay for rogue guineas showing up! What a sweet surprise for starting off 2018. :-D
We are at 23 with a low of 20 tonight. Tomorrow it's 30/21 and Wednesday 47/26. The ice stayed away from our area except for some bridges and overpasses.

For this event I'm saving berries and then seeing what I can get with them at the end. No spreadsheet, just playing for fun. I bought the Starshine (weird looking!) for the main park for its coin earning ability and Sleighbell because he's sooooo cute! I saw Snogard in your park and am disappointed that he's so small but still cute. I wish we could get the Christmas tree they have on the event island.

Play for fun y'all. If you don't get all the new dragons...well then, you have something to work on until the next "new" thing comes out.

Did y'all know Santa and Lumi show up twice a day? I didn't know until I played early yesterday and then again at bedtime. I had been playing just once a day so I missed out on those 2 free gems.

Dreamn

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Flwrpot's picture

A belated Happy New Year!

I hope the new beginnings and fresh start a new year brings are good to you all! I’m so appreciative of you all on here and the friendships we’ve developed. Even if I quit playing DV I hope to stay in touch with you all.

DG you’re such a sweet guinea momma making sure they are warm and hydrated. That’s a labor of love! I’m so glad too, that the lost guinea was found. I bet it was so happy to be back with the gang! How are your other pets? Is Felix still indoors? I’m glad that DV is something you still enjoy! I wish I still had the same passion for it but I just don’t. It served a very much needed purpose in my life for three plus years (and led me to all the great people on this forum) but to me it’s kind of lost it’s innocence, it’s magic, so to speak. I won’t delete my game but I definitely will stop for awhile. I quit playing Flutter months ago and I don’t miss it at all!

GPK appreciate the ‘Go Bucks!’ Can’t believe they won! You’ve been playing DV for a very long time haven’t you? I can only imagine how hard it is for those of you who started at the very beginning, navigating the changes and rolling with them or having/choosing to give up the game like some have done.

DRM oh your great state of Texas is sounding super warm and welcoming right now! Couldn’t imagine living there in the crazy heat and with the fierce storms but right now it sounds perfect! It was 4 degrees today but at least the sun was out and that made a big difference.

Our kids had friends over for the new year as per usual but this was the first year I didn’t have to plan it -woohoo! Just paid for the food and let them do their thing!

Hey does anyone out there have any party/family game suggestions? We have the classic Apples to Apples, Sour Apples, Blurt, Scattergories and a lot of other games but I’d love to hear any new suggestions if you have any.

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Greetings, peeps!

FP - I recommend Taboo as a game - haven’t played it in awhile (hubby doesn’t play games and we don’t have company out here) but it is great. It is a partnered game (two on each team) but it is a hoot! Other than that, I haven’t bought a new game in ages and don’t know what’s available. Yes, Felix is still in the house but I’m telling you - the fur is literally flying here with all cats and dogs in the house most of the time. The cats are bored out of their little furry minds (cabin fever???) and seem to do nothing but cause problems. Sam and Thule don’t mind being in the house during the cold (the norm for them anyway) but Thule really likes playing in the snow. We had to take Sam to the vet last week - he couldn’t walk on one one paw. Turns out he has degenerative arthritis in one leg and now (in addition to his thyroid and seizure meds) is on an anti-inflammatory medication 3 times a day. Bless his big heart. We’re at a -18 ‘feels like’ temp outside right now - no one wants to be out but I did have about 12 people at the library tonight. I hate going out in this weather!

DRM - I sure wish I would have saved all my berries from the start of the game! I’m working to breed Woolen with my Jingle but so far, nada. And no luck with a Cold/Krampus combo either. As a matter of fact, I didn’t see a Krampus up in the coop at all with which to breed! Oh well - we’ll see how it goes for the rest of the event. I will say, however, I’ve bred interesting dragons in the Rift! I bred a Rift Quicksilver with a Rift Spark (I forgot the traits and the Rift setting) and got an Ouroborus! I’d been trying for another one of those in the park for quite a while and boom - there it was. I’ve also bred a Rift Flower which looks pretty cool, truth be told. I’m up to 18 Rift islands and only use Tiamat and Behemut to level them up. I’ll breed a couple a day then wait a couple of days (to clear miasmic ether (sp?) before I breed again. Like I said, I really like the pedestals! I did notice we get two shots at gems per day with our special visitors - added bonus!

GPK - I think Mayfield came a long way actually. He is still a ‘kid’ and everyone makes mistakes. I was SO BUMMED they lost the Rose Bowl!!!!! And they were SO CLOSE! Everything for a reason I suppose. I was very pleased that UCF won the Peach, though - and even more delighted that we’re getting Scott Frost as our new head co-ach for the Huskers! I think he will really be the boost that our team needs. Sounds like you had a great time at your brother’s place! I hope you were able to relax and unwind and come to peace with your dragons. :)

Well - I made a command decision tonight to delete the games I’m NOT enjoying - so goodbye to Flutter, Splash, and DVW. They are no longer on the iPad (sorry DRM!). I can’t stand games that don’t keep growing. Flutter and Splash have been stagnant for quite awhile, and DVW is too frustrating and doesn’t expand like I think it should. I mean they JUST upgraded the bank but there is no additional park space (at level 62) to put any new habitats on. So POOF - they’re gone. I feel better already!

My poor guineas! They’ve been cooped up in the coop for DAYS now...and I’m here to tell you it’s a bit ripe down there. I do ‘fluff the stuff’ and add more bedding, but it is still pretty ‘gamey’ down there. But hey - at least they’re safe!

Any of you guys know anything about Yoga? I’ve been thinking of starting a low-impact exercise program that I can do at home (too far to travel ANYWHERE for classes). If you have experience at this, please let me know!

Last night I watched “Victoria and Abdul” and “Dunkirk”. I enjoyed both but “Dunkirk” was pretty hard to follow. It was a good movie but the going back and forth with time thing (by minutes, it seemed) took a bit of getting used to. Overall, both very good and I would recommend.

Well - off with me - time to get the dogs out and medicated and figure out what to do until I get tired.

Oh - GPK - I finished watching all 8 Seasons of “Dexter” - was really disappointed in the ending but loved the show. Got any good recommendations on Netflix or Amazon Prime?

Take care my friends!

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House of Iron Blossom
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My MASSIVE post just got cued! Thanks!

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I think it was co-ach....sorry!

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Sorry it took so long. Sinuses wearing me out. All I want to do is sleep! I understand the need to change games and leave the ones that have lost their "spark".

I have a new one I'm really enjoying. It's called Sandbox and is very relaxing. It's a paint by number app with free and paid pictures plus new pics every day. It's something I can easily put aside and take care of Mom without losing my place. My grandson enjoys it too. He was here for a couple of days while on break and we had a great time playing games. He still loves his dragons :D

Off to play moderator a bit more, saw some spam posts that need to go away...

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Removed the spam posts about writing essays. If you see a post with a link in it please do not tap on the link, especially if it is posted by an unknown individual or is unrelated to DragonVale. If you see a post with links unrelated to DV or that seems out of place please let me know.

Thanks y'all!

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Yes, the end of Dexter was a dud, especially when comparing it to any of the regular episodes. Wish they could somehow ‘bring-him-back’...

Hope Mayfield doesn’t turn into another Johnny Manzel, he sure acts like him sometimes.

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...Sandoklaz & the Presents are gone but Lumi is still active.

DRMN, are there 2 Lumis like there were 2 Sandos? I could never find a 2nd Lumi...

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Santa and Lumi appear twice per day. Unless there's a glitch, there will be 1 Santa and 1 Lumi appearing with the gifts at the daily reset. A few hours later Santa and Lumi appear again with an additional 50 berries and 1 gem each. If you're maxed on berries on their 2nd visit then you only get the gem.

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I should have played before answering :-( I didn't realize Santa and the gifts were gone at today's reset. Sorry! Didn't have a chance to see if Lumi is still visiting 2x.

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GPK - I totally agree; Mayfield seems a bit childish - hopefully he knows how NOT to behave like Manzel. And that was a real shame...Manzel had such promise, really - pity he couldn’t handle the big leagues.

You guys are never going to guess...first: hubby bought me a “Dilly Dilly” t-shirt! It is royal blue and I can’t wait to wear it. The second: I bred a Party first time out in the Rift (for 1 Etherium) with a level 11 Poison with Fire Trait and a level 7 Miasma with Air Trait when the Rift was set to Light. I couldn’t believe it! Of course, repeated breedings didn’t yield the pedestal, but Party is up in the coop for a hopeful twin.

I am coming down with a nasty cold (compliments of my husband) so while I’m at home sick he is at his work Christmas party in Lincoln dining on steak at Misty’s Steakhouse. That’s OK though; I’m enjoying the TV :)

Not much else is going on - I did get the Candlecrown dragon today and now only have 225 berries...I’ll need to get at least two more (Woolen and either Krampus or Kringle) before next weekend; then I can get one of the latter two as the give-away dragon on the last day. I’m hoping they come out with another double-berry weekend - was rather hoping it would kick in today.

Well, back to the tube with me and I probably should think about something to eat as it’s already 7.

You guys take care - will chat at you soon!

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Hello Vale Pals! I haven’t posted on here in a while but I am still active in the game. The breeding thread doesn’t have any recent posts so I thought I would ask you knowledgeable folks if you have beed able to breed a Party Dragon and if so what combo you used?
Any help is much appreciated!

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Got the Party dragon in my Android park using Plumewing and Alpenglow in the Rift. I was trying various 4-element combos in the Rifts of my different parks and that one was a success. Good luck! :-)

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Carol sorry I can’t help, I bought my Party with gems. First time ever doing that and figured why not since I’ll be taking a break from the game anyway!

DG I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick and hope you’re feeling better today! Probably doesn’t help that you have to go out in the bitter cold either to tend to your little flock of guineas, but they sure are cute! Amazed that you had 12 people at your library considering how cold it’s been. That’s dedication on your part and just crazy on their part, lol. Poor Sam; what we do for our pets, right?! I hope he starts feeling better soon. Our Yorkie-poo can no longer climb the stairs without falling down them. He’s on Cosequin which helps but sadly not enough to still do stairs. Have you ever heard of the show My Cat From Hell on TOC? Well the guy (Jackson Galaxy) who did that show for years now has another show on TLC on Saturday nights that help pet owners who share their home with both cat and dogs. Maybe you can get some help (sanity) from it!

Oh I visited Boo’s DV park today and she had ALL the dragons again! So I guess she figured out the rift thing.

DRM are you feeling any better? I hope so!

GPK how are you?

KL are you keeping warm?

Well, have a great night all!

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Doing well but I can’t seem to breed the Nimbus...anyone out there get it? What combo did you use? I think I might use Gems to get the Party too.

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Doing much better, thank you :-) Hope y'all are doing well and staying warm. If anyone wants to send down some more cold air and maybe a snowflake or two, I'd love another batch.. or three. We have some mosquitoes and wasps we wouldn't miss at all should they not show up this summer. ;-)

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How’s it going dragon breeders? I had a couple things to share with you. First.....

DG.....I am so jealous of your “dilly dilly” t shirt. I need one of those, it makes me laugh. I was sad when I read that you deleted DVW. I have to see what happens when I get all the zodiac dragons. I am curious. The game is kind of frustrating and I really think they could improve it in a lot of ways. I will miss you over there.

FP.....I too got the Party dragon over in the rift. I have been trying to get a plasma over there and got the party with Magnetic and Rain over there. I was shocked. Then I got my plasma finally...yeah!! I need one more dragon in the rift and I will once again have em all. I have been very calm and cool over in the rift. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY !

Well this is long. I better go for now....dilly dilly.....

Happy Dragons
MJ

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How did you get your Nimbus?

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I wish I could answer that question but it was one of those random things that happened when I was speed breeding in the rift. Purely by accident. And a wonderful surprise at that. Everything I do over in the rift is surprising and quite by chance. It drives me crazy. Hope you get your Nimbus soon.
MJ

Martini Jeanie

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Thanks for the suggestions on the Party Dragon. I used my Jingle and a Party Dragon in the co-op and got a Party and a twin!

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Hi Carol.....Martini Jeanie here, I have always wondered who 5254214 on my friends list was. How great it is you! Your park is amazing and I pop in once in awhile just to check things out. I on occasion send you gems. Well just wanted to say hi. Happy Dragons to you.

MJ

Martini Jeanie

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Hi Martini Jeanie. Thanks for he nice compliment on my Park. I have been working on it for years and it is still a work in progress. Nice to meet you!

Hope all the Vale Pals are doing well!

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Send me a friend request Carol Lynn Richards
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Dilly Dilly! Bred Krampus first time out with Arctic/Krampus in the coop, then turned and bred Woolen first time out with Clover/Woolen in the coop. Pretty cool way to start the day. Now I just need Kringle to complete the new set and that one will be a ‘freebie’ at the end of the event.

So here’s a twist. When I opened up the daily gift a couple of days ago I got the Frosty Filgiree (sp?) as a gift from BFS. But I can’t get it from the gifts because it says I’ve reached the limit (of one) for that decoration. I’ll e-mail BFS to see if they can swap it out or delete it from the gifts - I mean really - what’s the point of having it there if I can’t use it?

Feeling much better today and I’m thankful I didn’t get as sick as hubby did (thank you Zicam!). Today is our last ‘warm’ day - supposed to be in the low 40’s then we get smacked with another system tomorrow. Oh well, the guineas have had fun outside the last couple of days (and all did return!) but they’ll go back to being locked up with the next round of snow. I finally got the Christmas tree down yesterday and it makes our little living room look so much more dim - I do like the lights.

So now that Dexter is over I’ve been watching “Death in Paradise”. I’m enjoying it immensely - the stories are good and I like watching the characters develop. It’s like a cross between Doc Martin/Columbo/Poirot all set on a Caribbean island...murder mysteries, of course!

Off with me to release the guineas for their last day of freedom and get started with my day before work. You all take care and happy breeding!

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I hope they come up with something or let us have 2 of the Frosty Filigree decorations. I have 6 out of 7 stuck in gifts. Plus, we had to get that with event currency, so having to sell one to collect the other one might make players not want to purchase event items when they might be given them for free in a later event.

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Hey DG, have you ever watched the series “ Longmire “ ? It is wonderful! It’s set in the SW . I have watched the Dexter series twice. It was crazy good but I too didn’t like the way it ended. Another great series is Vickings. Kinda bloody however .

We are expecting a big storm up here in Northern AZ today. Boy we could use the moisture to settle the dust. Several of the little pine trees on our property have died which is not a good sign. Don’t know if any of you have a solar power system on your house but that is one of the reasons we bought this house and believe me....it is wonderful!

I loved the Xmas event this year, love all the new dragons. They are so creatively done. I just wish we could by that Xmas tree that is in the middle of the event island.

Hey......Alabama/Gators game was great right?

Happy Dragons!
MJ

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It was Alabama v GEORGIA & yes, it was a terrific game. I’m glad I didn’t have a favorite, it would have been agony. There were however, several penalties that weren’t called against Alabama which kept their scoring drives alive or killed Georgia scoring opportunities. One penalty in particular was where an Alabama defender, after making a tackle, arrogantly shoved the Georgia ball carrier’s head into the ground. That should have gotten a minimum 15 yard penalty and the disqualification of that Alabama player but the refs seemed to have swallowed their whistles. Georgia fans have a right to be ‘upset’.

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Oh right....can’t believe I said the Gators, lol, lol, lol, my husband and I are College football fans, I had to get up and pace the floor near the end. I agree with the ref thing. I am sad football is done, I have to find something to fill the void on Saturday and Sunday......oh wait, I have a new home that needs alllll kinds of painting done, lol.

MJ

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Even though I live in CO, my 2 fav teams are Penn St & Ohio St. Both of those teams had a shot at being in football’s Final Four but blew it earlier in the season. Haven’t watched a lot of the pro games (the kneeling thing)...Broncos weren’t worth watching this year but I was born in Philly & have been an Eagles fan since my grandpa took me to my 1st game back in 1956. I had season tix for several years till I moved out here...

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I just realized that instead of using 8K+ Ice berries to get Goody’s Sugarshack, I could use one of my ‘Wishes’ but when I tried to get it, it wasn’t available...GRRRRR! It better be available after the Event.

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I hope so too as I have the same plan :-)

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DRM - I did e-mail BFS, they sent me 10 gems as a ‘replacement’ decoration but the Frosty Filigree is still in my gifts - bummer that you have seven stuck in there!!!

MJ - hey U! Between you and GPK, FP and I always know what weather to expect our way. :) The surrounding schools in my area have already closed for tomorrow - our ‘blizzard event” (don’t you hate the word ‘event’ after weather??? Why can’t they just say ‘we’re expecting a blizzard” or “we’re expecting snow” rather than say “we’re expecting a blizzard event”?) is supposed to kick in just after midnight tonight. The guineas just have about 2 more hours to enjoy 40 degree temps before I try to lock them up before work tonight.

Hubby and I did not watch the game as we ‘heard’ no one was coming out of the locker room for the National Anthem (don’t know if they did or not) - and no, I’m not over it yet. :)

I’m now trying to save my dingleberries (hee, hee) for the extra treatery to gift food to another friend. I’ll get Kringle on Friday and that will complete the set. I won’t be able to get the peds (unless we have one more double-berry weekend) but I hope to acquire those through breeding. I’ll be working to breed another Party (did get a twin but I kept it for the ped) and soon I should be burning with Kringle.

I did most of my running around this morning (along with the rest of the local population) to get things to settle in for the weekend. As long as we don’t lose power (whole-house generator is next on the list!) we should be fine. They filled the propane tank yesterday, we’ve plenty of food (including all animals), lots of beer, and we’ll just wait it out. I must say, in 5 years of being out here, we’ve only lost power twice and the longest power outage was only 2 hours. They really work hard out here to keep the juice flowing. Still, the generator is next on the list.

Oh, MJ - yes, I have watched Longmire - hubby and I both like it a lot. I’ve recently acquired the Longmire books in the library written by Craig Johnson and folks like the books, too. How is your house coming along? (Other than painting - which is almost a never ending process)

Well, my tea cup is empty so it must be time to do something productive before I start the process of getting ready for work.

You all take care - I hope you get all the dragons you want and I’ll check in with you later! Be safe!

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Get magic for the house, get that dragon!

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Hot dang !!! I got my Zaffer dragon this morning and I am burning once again ! Yeah....it only took 52 tries over in the Rift...errrrr.

DG.....well we got very little moisture with the storm that blew thru. Just enough for the dogs to track up all my floors. We have a little chicken house in the back, no chickens, and the dogs drug out all the hay in it and now that is all over the yard. What a mess. You asked about the new house.....I love it...I’ve been decorating and such and I just love living out in the middle of nowhere.

GPK....I never really have a favorite college team but my husband is a die hard Nebraska fan and he is so excited for the new co-ach and staff that is coming on there this year. We are planning a trip up there for a game this next fall. I would love to experience one of the games in that stadium.

Well for now....happy Dragons.

MJ

Martini Jeanie

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Hey miss wizard.......I got qued for some reason.

MJ

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Queued word was co-ach. :-)

Congratulations on DVFD!

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Event winding down: last day to earn berries is Tuesday Jan 16. Last day to purchase prizes is Wednesday Jan 17. On Thursday Jan 18 berries will be converted to coins. Hope you all had a successful event. :-)

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The 1st time I went to a big time college game was at West Point, back in the 70s where Nebraska absolutely clobbered Army but the atmosphere was awesome. In the 80s I went to a bunch of games at Penn State. I had Phila. Eagles tix for several years prior but those games didn’t come close to how awesome it was at Penn State. The tailgating started at daylight and didn’t end till way after dark. I’m sure games at Nebraska are the same. I kinda miss those Nebraska / Oklahoma games but it was a smart move on Nebraska’s part to leave the Big 12 & join the Big 10, just like Missouri left for the SEC & Colorado left for the PAC12. If you go to a NU game I’m sure it will be something you will never forget.

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Allow me to jump in here and brag quickly. I just leveled up my last dragon to level 20. It took 3 years and four months from when I started my current park.

My only goals left are to get all the pedestals, all the islands and all the decorations. Sadly, it will probably take me another year to complete this since I still need the 5 most expensive islands. Looking forward to half price island sales.

When I complete all my goals, then I can retire from this looooong game.

Current Goals: All islands, All pedestals, All decorations, Maxed out Kairos
Completed Goals: All dragons, All level 20 dragons

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