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Brunansky's insane, ambitious quest to feed all dragons to level 20

So, I did the math and found out this is doable. I currently have 140 dragons that are able to go to level 20. There are probably another 10 or 15 more to get. I estimate that if I did nothing but feed dragons for 2-3 years, I'd get 140 dragons to level 20, no problem. So why not make it a goal and document the journey?

So my start date will be Sept 14, 2015, which was the 1 year anniversary of the start of building my current park. I started with 140 dragons at level 17 and zero dragons at level 18. In one week I fed 11 dragons to level 18. So I figured it will roughly take 15 weeks to get them all to level 18. That's close to January 1, 2016. Let's say 4 months to level 18. Then I estimated it will take twice as long to go from level 18 to level 19 (8 months). And from there, twice as long to go from level 19 to level 20 (16 months). That's 4+8+16=28 months. Give or take some months, since I still don't have all the dragons and they will be adding more to the mix. I hope there are no plans for adding another set of elements, because that would totally screw this up.

There aren't too many places to blow cash right now, so what else do I need to spend coins on? I'm lacking one of the 2 billion coin islands, but I'm in no hurry for that.

I will probably update once every two months.

So here we go:
Sept. 14, 2015
140 dragons at level 17
0 dragons at level 18

Sonic Youth's picture

To go from 15-20 you need between 10 and 11 million food. Around 110 million dragon coins will do ~10 dragons.

Do you have Relic of the Epic yet?

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Good luck Bru. Level 17-20 is approximately 9.2 million food a dragon. We've been playing longer than you so are making level 20 dragons a back burner target and starting from level 18's, some 19+20.
Quick tip, we're saving the food for a massive feast when BF extend the max levels. Feeding high level dragons earns lots of XP and whizzes you through the level therefore hopefully earn the additional habitats quickly. Not our tip and can't give credit. Was Bridyyc or Jarrat who first posted this info but I'm guessing.

Vineskm's picture

Thanks for reminding! I am at that same point in the game. I hadn't been making it a priority to farm because I was happy with mostly level 18's, but that is a good point to remember for leveling! And kind of you to give credit for the idea!

I love completing things, which means Backflip has a dedicated customer in me even without new dragons to chase, because I want stars over all my dragons heads! I'll probably be slower than you, though, because I can never resist getting the islands as they come out, and I'm fully intending to buy the 4 billion coin island when it becomes available to me at level 60. I'm at level 55 and saving my money for that island at the moment (growing only 6 hour food), so none of my dragons are leveling at the moment.

I'm also going to do it a bit differently: once I get all my dragons to 15, I'm going to switch to focusing on leveling one dragon at a time from 15 to 20.

Different paths, same end to the journey, I hope. :D

Parker, a little advice if you want it. If your going to level your dragons from 15 to 20 I would start with the big earners first. Get the money growing quicker that way. Level 15 to 20 is around 10 million food.
Our 1651 tickets were converted into just under 16 million food. That was used to "elder" our plant dragon. By the looks of it each element dragon can now reach level 21.

I will always take advice! And it does make sense to level the big earners first. Or at least, the big earners in habitats that hold a reasonable amount of cash. I've been leveling dragons in the plant, fire, air, and lightning habitats last because most of their earning power goes to waste--I just don't log in often enough to collect most of what they could earn.

Also, you got 16 million food? I had around 1200 tickets, but I only got about 4 million food. I wonder why the conversion rate was different; maybe it's connected to your level.

brunansky's picture

Are you serious, chellem? level 21 is the top level now? Well that changes everything, lol. This game will never end!!!

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Carol's picture

I just took one of my level 20 dragons end levelled it up to 21 just out of curiosity. It took about 9 million treats! Wow! Will this really change breeding? Does anyone know what the breeding part means? It indicates my elder Earth dragon has a breeding time if 2 days! Looking for more info!

Have all dragons except in the Rift!Gems spoken for. Happy to co-op breed!
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Ipadkitty's picture

Your elder dragon once hatched will turn into a different looking dragon.

IPK

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Ploofomatic's picture

You can't "hatch" an elder. It's a growth stage. What carol is referring to is the fact that the dragons now show us "breeding time" when you click on a dragon, as well as if breeding chances are increased. Don't worry carol!! That's 2 hrs, not 2 days :)

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Only missing: New ones
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I've got my gem list going again... It's huge! I'll get to everyone as fast as I can but it won't be often :(

Ipadkitty's picture

Yes, thanks for correcting that, I was using the term loosely. I was aware of that. I guess metamorphosis might have been better. Like in the Fountain of Youth. I didn't catch that she put two days, lol...

IPK

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Ipadkitty's picture

And you definitely can take primary dragons higher now! Update to find out more. There are more choices in the Fountain of Youth, you can feed to Elder stage now, animated wizards in the Twilight Tower and Weather Station, and breeding odds should be listed under the dragon info. They are also discounts in the market for food, too. Shrines can be updated to platinum.

IPK

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Ploofomatic's picture

Is that really an option to turn off crowns?!?!? I don't have any dragons with them yet ad I avoided the crowns hahaha

Ploofomatic :) Lv71 (2nd park Dragongirl299)
262 Dragons and counting ;)
Only missing: New ones
Alien299@gmail.com

I've got my gem list going again... It's huge! I'll get to everyone as fast as I can but it won't be often :(

jarrat's picture

You can turn crowns on or off, just the same way as selecting a dragon for co-op. There is a crown option :)

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Ploofomatic's picture

Now if I could only get my stupid game to load long enough to share my accomplishments.... :( I've missed out on sharing two shrines because it keeps closing :(

Ploofomatic :) Lv71 (2nd park Dragongirl299)
262 Dragons and counting ;)
Only missing: New ones
Alien299@gmail.com

I've got my gem list going again... It's huge! I'll get to everyone as fast as I can but it won't be often :(

Lyric93's picture

The update also lets you clear twins from your gifts without hatching them! You don't get paid for them, but I'm thrilled to be able to get rid of some of the twin backlog!!

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Ploofomatic's picture

That is SUCH AN AWESOME BONUS!!!!! Hehehe I never would have known lol

Ploofomatic :) Lv71 (2nd park Dragongirl299)
262 Dragons and counting ;)
Only missing: New ones
Alien299@gmail.com

I've got my gem list going again... It's huge! I'll get to everyone as fast as I can but it won't be often :(

Carol's picture

I have been doing some research too and I missed that all together. That is awesome! Also it is only the primary element dragons that can be levelled up at this time I read.
Ploof: thanks for catching the hatching time. I feel much better about two hours lol!

Have all dragons except in the Rift!Gems spoken for. Happy to co-op breed!
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Ipadkitty's picture

Shrines can be upgraded to platinum by getting an elder, too.

IPK

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Carol's picture

Yes, when I upgraded my Earth dragon to an elder, ( he looks very cool) my shrine became platinum

Have all dragons except in the Rift!Gems spoken for. Happy to co-op breed!
GC a couple of spots left. Accepting FB friends.
Send me a friend request Carol Lynn Richards
Picture is a head shot woman with med length red/brown hair
GC ID 5254214

I took the water dragon to level 20. He has a crown now, but not an elder? What do I need to do?

Cfrakes

Dreamn's picture

Continue feeding to next level, 21, which will be the Elder status.

Dreamn

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Bridyyc's picture

I am so relieved at the ability to delete twins. I was having so much trouble lately opening my gifts. I actually have put my plant dragon up as my co-op dragon to try and discourage people from breeding with my dragon as I can't handle anymore twins.

I counted tonight before I started the deletion - 512! I'm down 150 tonight and will keep at it for the next few nights. I want to keep 1 of every dragon, so need to go slow. It was fun deleting 31 Hail twins though :)

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Carol's picture

I began deleting twins tonight also it was fun! I too dumped a bunch of hale dragons!

Have all dragons except in the Rift!Gems spoken for. Happy to co-op breed!
GC a couple of spots left. Accepting FB friends.
Send me a friend request Carol Lynn Richards
Picture is a head shot woman with med length red/brown hair
GC ID 5254214

Carol's picture

I never mind putting up a dragon or using the co-op myself but now that I can control what to delete or keep and put through the nest helps a great deal!

Have all dragons except in the Rift!Gems spoken for. Happy to co-op breed!
GC a couple of spots left. Accepting FB friends.
Send me a friend request Carol Lynn Richards
Picture is a head shot woman with med length red/brown hair
GC ID 5254214

Sorry for the confusion people. When I said element dragon I should have put I meant Plant, Earth, Metal etc. and used the proper word. Primary, Graeme, use accurate vocabulary.

brunansky's picture

One month down.
86 dragons at level 17
54 dragons at level 18
0 dragons at level 19 or 20

Got a big boost from the faire ticket conversion.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Grats on your progress!

My own journey has not progressed much, because I'm saving up gold for the 4 billion gold island. I have managed to level a couple more dragons to 15 just with my standard 6 hour food crops, and a bunch also with Faire ticket conversion food, but I didn't think to count dragons before. Oops!

Vineskm's picture

Woohoo for you!

Nice progress Bru.
I have done some light calculations. We need approx 863 million food to get all dragons to level 20 plus the 2 remaining elders. That's 43 billion coin. Ouch. Obviously all new releases will increase that.

brunansky's picture

Two months down.
45 dragons at level 17
95 dragons at level 18
0 dragons at level 19 or 20

Disappointed in the latest event conversion to treats. Not sure if I will have all level 18 dragons by Jan 1st, but that would be due to the fact that I'm hoarding coins to get the last island.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Vineskm's picture

Still...you have almost doubled the number you have at 18 since your last check in. Impressive! I too was disappointed with the conversion of candy to treats.

Mia's picture

I have been feeding to 20 Mother dragons (I have a mother and baby for each dragon). What I do not like about it is that they become huge. They do not look as pretty as when they are younger. Now if I convert them to babies through the fountain of youth, their heads are gigantic. They do not look cute as when they were really babies.

Completed dragons' collection. (Trying for new ones now) One pedestal to go: snowflake #5 (have been trying since Dec. no luck! )

nanakrouga's picture

I to decided to max out all my dragons ( that includes epics to level 15 ) and am gradually getting nearer completion as of today I have 58 level 19 dragons left to feed up the rest are all maxed out to their relative maximum. This last level from 19 to 20 is hard but one at a time and I'll get there .dread to think how many foods I've got thro.
Good luck to all trying for it and good luck Bru xx

All dragons owned
All pedestals owned

Lesley M

Well the Talontater treats have been good. We have maxed each type of dragon apart from 2 that are breeding and the Harvest, Feast and Mesolite we are missing. Woo and hoo.

brunansky's picture

January 2, 2016

147 dragons at level 18
0 dragons at level 19 or 20

Goal accomplished. I missed my target of Jan 1 by literally 12 hours. However, I got seven new dragons capable of going to level 20 to feed. And I bought that last island, so I came out ahead.
My next target will be all level 19, and some level 20 dragons by Dec 1, 2016. Will be saving coins for a year, then converting them at Thanksgiving in anticipation that they will have the 2,000,000 treats for 50 million coin option at the Thanksgiving mini event.
My target date for all level 20 dragons is Jan 1, 2018. Should not be a problem, but a lot can happen it two years.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

February 16, 2016
4 billions coins in the bank waiting to be converted to food.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Ipadkitty's picture

Your pixel art Mario is adorable! Or is that Luigi? Been a long time since I played the Atari!

IPK

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brunansky's picture

Thank you. And you are much too young to know what an Atari is.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Ipadkitty's picture

Flattery will get you everywhere! Haha.
see if you remember this... When I was a little girl my uncle has a 386 computer and we would have to dial in on a 2800 baud modem to play text adventure games, that were like You are in a forest. You look around. There is a house to the north, a road to the south....and you would have to type in Go N, go S, etc. I always got eaten by the monster in the basement because my lamp would go out.

Actually I played way more Mario on the Nintendo DS, but I'm sure we had an Atari though I don't recall what it looked like. Now I am really dating myself!

You young whippersnapper you! Thanks for the laugh.

IPK

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brunansky's picture

Sounds like Zork. I was never good at that one. I grew up with Pong, an Apple II, an Atari 5200 and a ColecoVision. So much fun.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Ipadkitty's picture

I think it was Zork, not positive. I wrote endless directions on paper to keep track of where I was but I always ended up in a colossal fail, usually by that basement monster or something evil in the woods.
Was Pong like an arcade game with paddles? Vaguely remember something like that. Have no idea what a coleco vision is!??? I do remember Space Invaders as an arcade game, and I think the song it played was another one bites the dust? My uncle brought home an Apple IIc and we were all amazed it had color, lol. He used it for business, but we never got near it. I think that was way before he brought the 386 home, because that's the one we allowed to play on.
I had a Few different Gameboys and a few different Nintendos. Then the Wii came along! And those silly Rabid Rabbits and Rayman! i had to protect him from them throwing those toilet plungers!
Never had a PlayStation or Xbox.
It's amazing the progress technology has made since then. I don't know what I'd do without a tablet!
What were your favorite games? Do you have any favorites today?

IPK

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The Best OF DragonVale is in the Amazon store, many of you are mentioned in it!

sandie317's picture

But I did play the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy version, never got far on that.

We started out with the dragon32 computer :-) see I've been playing dragons since I was little!

Well done bru on how far you've gotten - they take do much feeding don't they

SD

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nanakrouga's picture

Update on my last post I now have all 268 dragons all fully fed to their maximum eggs also all collected feeling satisfied now waiting for next new dragon.

Lesley M
brunansky's picture

Wow nana! How long did it take you to fed them all to the max?

IPK
It sounds like you were a total tomboy gamer as a kid :)
My favorites on the Apple II were Castle Wolfenstein and Karateka.
I haven't done any serious gaming for 10 years. Just don't have time. Mostly just kill time with mobile games right now. I'm sure that once the kids are moved out or I retire I will probably buy the latest console and do some catching up.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Ipadkitty's picture

Oh, I loved Castle Wolfenstein!! Don't know about the other game, tho.

Yeah, I was always hanging out with the boys, cause they always had the better games and their toys were much more interesting. I think that's why I was drawn to working with computers and tech, too. Just better toys! I hope you do get yourself the console of your dreams someday. I could talk gaming all day, but I'm no longer a serious gamer, either, life gets in the way... Someday I'll get back into it, like you.

Nana that is a truly remarkable achievement! Way to go!

IPK

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brunansky's picture

IPK
Where have you been all my life? We could have been playing Wolfenstein together all these years.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

Sept. 24, 2016

27 gemstone dragons at level 10
12 dragons at level 16
81 dragons at level 17
158 dragons at level 18
4 dragon at level 19
1 dragons at level 20
1 dragon at level 21

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

The Fiery Figs are back!
I have 30 BILLION coins to convert. Every two hours I get 22 million treats for $550,000,000 coins.

Over 300 dragons to feed. Game on! Mission one: get all the elder dragons.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

Nov. 28, 2016
It took all week to convert 30 billion coins. Just finished. Also spent over 100 gems speeding up growing time to get them all converted. The progress was astonishing. Here's where I sit right now:

27 gemstone dragons at level 10
194 dragons at level 19
69 dragons at level 20
10 dragons at level 21

I am on schedule to get all my dragons to level 20 by 2018. Looks like I'm going to have to save another 30 billion coins for next Thanksgiving.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

About half way to Thanksgiving. I currently have 16 billion coins to convert at the reduced prices this fall. I crept up to 100 dragons at level 20. Still a long way to go.

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

brunansky's picture

Success!!
All my non-rift dragons are at level 20!!!!

I converted 30 billion coins to treats this year during the Om of Noms.

Now I still have to deal with some rift dragon nonsense to truly complete this goal. I only have 2 billion coins left to convert and that won't give me enough treats to get the expensive rift dragons to level 20.

More waiting. But what a huge goal to accomplish!!

Current Goal: All level 20 dragons
Progress: 380/381 dragons, Level 95
Recent Success: Air Rift

Dreamn's picture

Congratulations!

Dreamn

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