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lenasdinner
03-30-17, 12:29 PM
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1st prize
Moon Petal Dragon
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Rarity: Ultra Rare
Type: Elemental White Blue
Habitat: Elemental Plane, White Meadow, Blue Lagoon
Available at: Level 17
Buying Price: 1,500 Gold
Selling Price: 100 Coin
Incubation: 17 hours
Exp Gained: 975 Exp


Milestone Points & Prizes
Dark Orchid Dragon 7,600 points
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Rarity: Super Rare
Type: Elemental Purple Blue
Habitat: Elemental Plane, Purple Gardens, Blue Lagoon
Available at: Level 17
Buying Price: 1,350 Gold
Selling Price: 100 Coin
Incubation: 23 hours
Exp Gained: 975 Exp

Night Bloom Dragon 6,600 points
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Rarity: Super Rare
Type: Elemental Blue Green
Habitat: Elemental Plane, Blue Lagoon, Green Grove
Available at: Level 17
Buying Price: 1,000 Gold
Selling Price: 100 Coin
Incubation: 28 hours
Exp Gained: 975 Exp

Clark_Wayne
03-30-17, 12:30 PM
the 3 dragons look beautiful :)

lenasdinner
03-30-17, 12:35 PM
yes really gorgeos.even I'm not a big fan of leaderboard event,I was exaited for new event.

zenkitty99
03-30-17, 02:20 PM
These are stunning looking dragons! Such a pity they're leaderboard prizes, since I refuse to compete in those events. I would have much preferred them as prizes for the last Tales.

AuroraLava
03-30-17, 03:39 PM
I would not mind getting all three of these...I love the look. I don't 'compete' in leaderboards so good luck to those who win...at least they will help me get milestones ha ha.

farmday0123
03-30-17, 04:59 PM
No trophy this x?

JustKay
03-30-17, 08:34 PM
No trophy this x?

NO TROPHY?!?! ... (ノ*Д*)ノ︵ ┻━┻

I guess maybe spending graphic design time on a decoration that only gets used once and can only be owned by 1/20th of the player population is not a wise investment. then you multiply that by 3 for gold, silver and bronze. Sad we can't have trophies though... maybe that's the end of the crazy points fights if there is no exclusive status symbol and you can just buy the final dragon outright.

At least I got a few... they'll stand treasured as a limited time decor, just like my useless exhausted mine decoration. If they do the same on FFS, maybe I can finally retire from FFS and end on a perfect run.

themusicloverme
03-31-17, 01:03 AM
they all look pretty! I hope I win all three. but why does it have to be in a leaderboard? I would have preferred it in a world event. but I will now start preparing to get the most points and have a boost. I really hope I win the three pretty prizes! 🙏

starship412
03-31-17, 09:58 AM
Yup, I won't get the grand prize. It's unfortunate that I have to say that before the event even begins. I'm always put with big gold spenders and snipers who play at the last minute to steal top spots. I guess I'll just go for milestones.

ghostiemom
03-31-17, 12:29 PM
My board leader already has over 700 points and boosting. Just wow.

belarica
03-31-17, 01:42 PM
I have 1.5 million apples saved up for this :) I hope it's enough if I plan carefully!

katali119
03-31-17, 02:23 PM
My board leader already has over 700 points and boosting. Just wow.

In their defence, the dragons are very pretty, and the prize one the most.

KNOBWARS
03-31-17, 02:45 PM
The top player on my board is already over 2500. It looks like I'll be getting all the milestones but not the 1st place prize at this rate so yay! sorta! :)

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-31-17, 03:07 PM
I'm at 538 with no boosting. Just some well timed hatchings & evolves and regular feeding. I did get a 142 bonus for the 1st mystery chest.

DR0G0N
03-31-17, 03:10 PM
No trophy this x?


NO TROPHY?!?! ... (ノ*Д*)ノ︵ ┻━┻

I guess maybe spending graphic design time on a decoration that only gets used once and can only be owned by 1/20th of the player population is not a wise investment. then you multiply that by 3 for gold, silver and bronze. Sad we can't have trophies though... maybe that's the end of the crazy points fights if there is no exclusive status symbol and you can just buy the final dragon outright.

At least I got a few... they'll stand treasured as a limited time decor, just like my useless exhausted mine decoration. If they do the same on FFS, maybe I can finally retire from FFS and end on a perfect run.

You guys probably notice by now, but there is a trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. ;3

AnglChk507
03-31-17, 03:14 PM
Idk why y'all are saying no trophy I plainly see it as a prize in the prize section .

AuroraLava
03-31-17, 03:59 PM
The top player on my board is already over 2500. It looks like I'll be getting all the milestones but not the 1st place prize at this rate so yay! sorta! :)

Yeah the top players on my main account boosted and are now at 2925 and 1799. Time for me to spin the wheel and get the milestones because of them ha ha.

Edit 1: Yes, got a 153 point chest on the spin.

Edit 2: I love that we get a habitat in the milestones...but isn't that the one we got on the last event? Or was it two events ago. Not complaining...I love free habitats!!!

Hartoled
03-31-17, 04:24 PM
The trophies are very nice. I love collecting them, and displaying them is a kindness.

I don't really see the Leaderboards as competitions, but more like auctions. (...and you know how collectors are.)

JustKay
03-31-17, 04:35 PM
Idk why y'all are saying no trophy I plainly see it as a prize in the prize section .

Yeah, was a knee jerk reaction. Normally they show the trophy prominently on the banner, but this time maybe there wasn't aesthetic room given they have 3 special new dragons on offer.

To be honest, I also really wanted to use the "table flipping" ascii art :rolleyes:

ghostiemom
03-31-17, 06:09 PM
The top player on my board is already over 2500. It looks like I'll be getting all the milestones but not the 1st place prize at this rate so yay! sorta! :)

I don't get it. Does our wheel pay out more if our leaders run high?

Hartoled
03-31-17, 06:33 PM
I don't get it. Does our wheel pay out more if our leaders run high?

In my experience, the first few spins are very generous, or they simply diminish as you rise in the rankings. I don't spend much time in the lower rankings, so I can't say for sure.

Limequat
03-31-17, 06:58 PM
I don't get it. Does our wheel pay out more if our leaders run high?

Yep. The bigger the gap between you and the leaders, the more points you get from the wheel. If you're in a really crazy group, you could get about 260 points per spin, and you're also more likely to land on a chest than decor. You would be able to collect all the milestones without having to spend any gold. It's been awhile since I've been in a laid back group so I don't remember the exact amount, but I think I had to spend a couple hundred gold in order to be able to collect all the milestones. Whereas in a crazy group, I could often leave my nests and evolution temple empty and still be able to earn all the milestones.

It's sort of like a consolation prize for being in a group where placing in the top two is hopeless. And it's also to keep the leaders on their toes so they don't slack off on spending gold.

Den8137259
03-31-17, 08:38 PM
Where are the boosters decorative pieces? ★ I collect them lol ★

https://pbs-h2.twimg.com/media/C8TGFd7VwAATCH6.jpg

Den8137259
03-31-17, 08:40 PM
I don't really see the Leaderboards as competitions, but more like auctions. (...and you know how collectors are.)

★ well said (: ★

BiteMe111
03-31-17, 09:56 PM
The info says you get points for collecting every 2.5 hours from "Moontree" and "Moonflower". Those aren't showing for me in the market. Where do you get them from? (not that I'd necessarily buy them, but I wanted to at least check how much they are)

ETA - Nevermind, found them under "buildings". I seem to recall that with previous events stuff like that was under the main tab, so that threw me off.

pernmagic
04-01-17, 03:57 AM
The last LB was a quiet easy one for me for a change so came second ....... result on this one .....happily stitting 15th and top two are boosting like mad ...... no worries, will just aim for milestones :)

MajicHearts
04-01-17, 07:40 AM
Where are the boosters decorative pieces? ★ I collect them lol ★

https://pbs-h2.twimg.com/media/C8TGFd7VwAATCH6.jpg

Look in the Market - Buildings...?

Den8137259
04-01-17, 07:51 AM
Thanks all (: found it :)

heather11778
04-01-17, 09:38 AM
This is no fun. I don't think it's fair to play these type of events without fairness . I started out pretty good. The 1st 6 people in my league we were all kinda even. I wake up this morning and the 1st place person already has 3200 points. This is really not fair for people like me who can't afford these boosts. It's not fair .

savage_mel
04-01-17, 09:50 AM
The last LB was a quiet easy one for me for a change so came second ....... result on this one .....happily stitting 15th and top two are boosting like mad ...... no worries, will just aim for milestones :)

ahh me too! I even came in 1st (for the first time ever) with very little effort. I didn't even have enough points for the final milestone. But this time, I dont have anything even resembling a chance

PinkBubbles75
04-01-17, 10:47 AM
All the new prize dragons look quite nice! I have all milestone dragons except the last 2 so it's my goal to get them. It'd be nice if I could moon petal but I'm not holding my breath.

76532manu
04-01-17, 10:58 AM
My board leader already has more than 4.000 points. How could this be?

AuroraLava
04-01-17, 01:30 PM
My board leader already has more than 4.000 points. How could this be?

They probably had a lot of food...I am seeing people saying they have 1 million apples...and fed a lot. People also boost when they have a diamond coming off the nest and long evolutions.

katali119
04-01-17, 02:16 PM
A lot of people boost at the beginning as they have set all their nests and temples up to finish at the same time. Plus many people spend gold.

Hartoled
04-01-17, 02:35 PM
I try to play it hard every day, leaving a decent cushion, (usually the amount that the highest achiever got the first day), and make it a point to never allow somebody who lays back and then tries to blaze ahead at the end come out on top.

Their matchmaking leaves something to be desired, I think, or there are just a lot of people who don't compete who get rolled into the wrong groups.

Imagine how much gold they'd lose if 17 players in every group rode the coattails of the leaders through the milestones. They waste opportunities like that and then aggravate everybody with things like Life and Firegrass dragon goals instead.

Last round, I used a boost a day for the first couple of days, and then just played the Bingo like usual, and retained a big lead.

I keep dozens of Ultra eggs, and infant Ultras around in case I need them, but didn't need to use them at all. I finally evolved my Halloqueen to level 7 yesterday, just because, but I'm still waiting for so many others.

katali119
04-01-17, 02:46 PM
How do you keep ultra eggs? Unbreedables get you no bonus points.

maryamhjm
04-01-17, 02:56 PM
They probably had a lot of food...I am seeing people saying they have 1 million apples...and fed a lot. People also boost when they have a diamond coming off the nest and long evolutions.

I do not understand how it is possible to save so much food unless you do not play any of the other events, when my food level is finally 300k to 400k another event is coming up like last to feed like crazy and almost totally deplete my food. Leaderboards are not fair as it is constantly being manipulated by S8, when playing the wheel it shouldn't give you low points when high in rank and high when low in rank that is manipulating the game and I seriously think that is not even lawful. Imagine casino games being manipulated like this or other betting games, that is against the law. A lot of people pay real money for this game(I am not one of them) so manipulating this game is almost steeling.

katali119
04-01-17, 02:58 PM
Farms give no points in LBs, only in world events.

Hartoled
04-01-17, 03:03 PM
How do you keep ultra eggs? Unbreedables get you no bonus points.

I keep the eggs in storage. Hmm, perhaps you are right about not getting the bonus points. I think I've given too much weight to that aspect, finally realizing that only hatching pays bonuses.

Hartoled
04-01-17, 03:07 PM
I have about a million and a quarter apples stored up, but they came at a huge price in boosts and diets. Maybe there are a lot of food producing dragons out there.

There are a lot of ways that I'd rather gain points than feeding, since I have very few level 15 dragons.

AuroraLava
04-02-17, 06:32 AM
I do not understand how it is possible to save so much food unless you do not play any of the other events, when my food level is finally 300k to 400k another event is coming up like last to feed like crazy and almost totally deplete my food. Leaderboards are not fair as it is constantly being manipulated by S8, when playing the wheel it shouldn't give you low points when high in rank and high when low in rank that is manipulating the game and I seriously think that is not even lawful. Imagine casino games being manipulated like this or other betting games, that is against the law. A lot of people pay real money for this game(I am not one of them) so manipulating this game is almost steeling.

I used to TRY to play all events and usually only had about 200k like you as well. Recently I decided to only play the first dragon in the tales (and not even hatch it) and was able to bring my food up to 600k. I think some players did something like this as well...play only to the first or second dragon but not feed all the way and build up their apples for leaderboards. It involves sacrificing some events and 'starving' your dragons to build the food you want ha ha.

AuroraLava
04-02-17, 06:33 AM
Farms give no points in LBs, only in world events.

Feeding your dragons gives points.

PeppiVille
04-02-17, 08:30 AM
How come to evolve the milestone dragons early its over 100k Gold to pop them off the tower early? What's that about? :confused:

I've never seen this before. I thought it was a mistake. Closed the game, relaunched, and this morning it was still there. Not as high but still over 30k so not speeding these guys up. Is this normal behavior during the event or something new?

Clark_Wayne
04-02-17, 04:49 PM
one of my leaderboard player got this :eek:

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so many crusaders ! LOL

Hartoled
04-02-17, 05:22 PM
one of my leaderboard player got this :eek:

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so many crusaders ! LOL


Wow, for single-mindedness! That guy could sure make a lot of ruby dragons.

Hartoled
04-02-17, 05:34 PM
Now that ya'll have confirmed how badly the Wheel is rigged against the leaders, I think my new best strategy might be to hang back with the pack, in hopes that the gold that some expend on getting the Milestones won't be available to resist me in the last days. It feels yucky playing that way, but you go with the cards you are dealt.

JustKay
04-02-17, 09:59 PM
one of my leaderboard player got this :eek:

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so many crusaders ! LOL

Lol, that is insane! I noticed a lot of players are trying to breed Crusaders or Quetzals to try to win LB with diamond hybrids. I don't have the time or patience to keep trying for this. I just spend gold on perfectly timed boosts.

JustKay
04-02-17, 10:21 PM
Now that ya'll have confirmed how badly the Wheel is rigged against the leaders, I think my new best strategy might be to hang back with the pack, in hopes that the gold that some expend on getting the Milestones won't be available to resist me in the last days. It feels yucky playing that way, but you go with the cards you are dealt.

The wheel will only drag you along a little way. You will only ever really have a chance at 10th place I think if you rely on the wheel. Beyond this you have to earn points normally. Any time you get above 10th place the wheel sort of stops helping you as much. Between 1st and 2nd place it's pretty much the same reward but still a little based on luck. So unless you have enough resources to overwhelm 10 ranks to get to 1st place at the last minute, then you probably should still try to earn points the normal way. it's by no means a free ride on the wheel.

This is based on my experience with my smaller baby accounts that I don't play as seriously. I'll ride the wheel for a few days to see who's serious and who's not and if I have a shot at the top spot with a bit more work, I'll start to play that baby account more seriously. If I don't play seriously, then my baby accounts usually end up around 10th place, unless it's a really dead group and I can win with a margin of 50 points. I think some of those account are kids who's parents only let them play once a day.

JustKay
04-02-17, 10:24 PM
I used to TRY to play all events and usually only had about 200k like you as well. Recently I decided to only play the first dragon in the tales (and not even hatch it) and was able to bring my food up to 600k. I think some players did something like this as well...play only to the first or second dragon but not feed all the way and build up their apples for leaderboards. It involves sacrificing some events and 'starving' your dragons to build the food you want ha ha.

I don't know if this is really a great strategy unless trophies are your main goal. You're basically sacrificing one Ultra from a Tales prize for a chance at another Ultra from LB. The Tales Ultra is more attainable than the LB one which you might still lose out on. It's only really helpful if you're really struggling just to get enough points to get to the end of the milestones prize list.

I'm pretty serious about getting trophies, but even then I still play tales all the way to the end. Recently I only passed up on one Tales which was the Warmth dragon one, and that was because life got busy and I didn't make it and didn't think the dragon's properties were special enough to spend gold for.

Hartoled
04-02-17, 10:37 PM
I will say this...It's really difficult to avoid scoring LB points and still play the Bingo once a day. I'm looking forward to Tuesday, so I can do nothing at all and drop a bit lower on the LB.

JustKay
04-02-17, 11:06 PM
I have a somewhat serious player this round. Looks like bad luck is finally catching up with me. They're a smaller account but for trophies they have a few golds, a few silvers and one bronze. They're also displaying them quite prominently so they must be serious about picking up new ones. Most of the recent ones are silver but that could mean they've just been keeping some resources in reserve. I boosted at the start and they jumped to it too. Put a one thousand lead ahead of me. When I gave chase, they put a two thousand point lead on me >_< ... since then they've been playing very seriously. I play seriously, but this person must be waking up in the middle of the night to be putting more points on their lead. Will see if they can sustain it for the long haul. Will have to bring out my early strategy of timing my hatches with boosts and see if they've got the gold stamina. They only have 6 GPDs which is half of what I have... but they might have a few grand of gold in reserve. I noticed they don't really have all the Tales final prize dragons, so maybe they've been saving up quite a bit of food. I wonder if how much they've used already for their early boosts. I'll keep prodding for the first few days, see if they can keep matching me boost for boost. On the plus side, doesn't look like anyone else in my group is serious so worst case scenario I end up with a silver trophy... I guess that color kinda goes with the midnight theme anyhow :)

JustKay
04-02-17, 11:15 PM
My board leader already has more than 4.000 points. How could this be?

4000 is excessive off the mark. I have 2 evolution temples, and four nests (& am on iOS too) and I usually can pop-up to about 2000 points off the mark with quite a bit of prep-work and a 2x boost. This would be with no diamond hybrids on the nest, but often recently I track lower since Bingo gets in the way of prepping my nests with the right long hour eggs.

They must have fed quite a bit of food to get all the way up to 4000.

JustKay
04-02-17, 11:20 PM
How do you keep ultra eggs? Unbreedables get you no bonus points.

This seems to be correct. I popped a Twin Star dragon off my nest recently and got no bonus points :(


I keep the eggs in storage. Hmm, perhaps you are right about not getting the bonus points. I think I've given too much weight to that aspect, finally realizing that only hatching pays bonuses.

I used to do this trick too early on, and it was great points if you time your eggs right and boost when they all come ready. Unfortunately it no longer is as effective, and also do not want to hatch anymore eggs since my device is barely running my big island as it is. Fortunately, I've figured out other strategies to compensate. Not so great, not so much fun, but still effective. Hatching stored eggs is still helpful at timing boosts though, so it's not completely obsolete.

I can understand why they changed this. Lots of Ultras being given out as prizes (Tales & LBs) so that's a lot of free points people can redeem at the right time.

JustKay
04-02-17, 11:29 PM
I will say this...It's really difficult to avoid scoring LB points and still play the Bingo once a day. I'm looking forward to Tuesday, so I can do nothing at all and drop a bit lower on the LB.

Yes, bingo is really messing with my LB. I can't really choose to breed the right hour dragons to time my boosts perfectly. I guess this is where a little gold will have to come in. I do wish they had more than a day's rest between Bingo sessions, but I guess playing Bingo is optional.. I just fear dropping down from Gold league if I'm not playing seriously. Having only one day every week to try to breed what you want to breed is kinda sad. Maybe even having Bingo as 5 days with a two day break might be a better balance between money for S8 and freedom in the game.

JustKay
04-03-17, 12:15 AM
I have this bad, bad, feeling that the current rate of reported hoarding of food is reaching critical mass and that this might make S8 take action. Early on S8 was trialing various methods of earning LB points; battle arena wins, questing, mining(?). It's possible that in some future LB they'll mix things up again and everyone sitting on their piles of food will be like "what?!"

deadpixel
04-03-17, 03:02 AM
Yes, bingo is really messing with my LB.

Worked quite nicely for me though. Had a ton of food so did the "Raise a Diamond Type", "Raise a Champion Type" and "Raise a Mythic Type" on the first day of LB with a 2x boost and left everyone else behind.

Still have a whole lot of food left so will play normally and repeat the force feeding when necessary :D

I'm on a break for bingo, but this helps to keep me in the 2nd prize band where I'll get one breeding boost. Was planning to drop to silver to get more but this will do too.

Den8137259
04-03-17, 09:50 AM
★ the auctions event has really got things moving ..

★ seriously hope no one in my team giving any a last minute dash to give a superb and surprising bid .. lol ★

AuroraLava
04-03-17, 11:34 AM
I don't know if this is really a great strategy unless trophies are your main goal. You're basically sacrificing one Ultra from a Tales prize for a chance at another Ultra from LB. The Tales Ultra is more attainable than the LB one which you might still lose out on. It's only really helpful if you're really struggling just to get enough points to get to the end of the milestones prize list.

I'm pretty serious about getting trophies, but even then I still play tales all the way to the end. Recently I only passed up on one Tales which was the Warmth dragon one, and that was because life got busy and I didn't make it and didn't think the dragon's properties were special enough to spend gold for.

I'm not sure what you are referring to with the Ultra and the trophies. My post was directed at how people build up food. I was saying I never had food to finish a Tales event so I would simply go for the first dragon only instead of trying to kill my stash and get the second one. That way I could build my food to feed the dragons I really like. :D

AuroraLava
04-03-17, 11:39 AM
I have this bad, bad, feeling that the current rate of reported hoarding of food is reaching critical mass and that this might make S8 take action. Early on S8 was trialing various methods of earning LB points; battle arena wins, questing, mining(?). It's possible that in some future LB they'll mix things up again and everyone sitting on their piles of food will be like "what?!"

Shhhhhh. Don't let them hear you.

Hartoled
04-03-17, 11:46 AM
Sounds like you are planning ahead well, JustKay. You have a bit of excitement there. I'm still at #1 position and struggling to stay below 4k, in the LB. It kinda works out for me, this round of Bingo, because I see some neighbors that I don't want to freak out too much. I had 8 times as many points in Bingo, last round, as I do in the LB right now.

Now that you mention it, I do seem to remember Battles used to earn us points, and I knew I got that idea about saving up Ultras from someplace. Most of mine, I got from breeding Diamonds, so removing most of their potential is a big hit on my preparations, but also saves me a lot of bother and expense activating the Diamond Temple and breeding more of the darned things.

I do feel like I'm playing with fire, going for a minimal game, like this. There's always the very real possibility that the game will mess up and lock me out the last day. Usually, I just pretty much ignore everybody and keep playing hard each day. Someone always manages to catch up near the end.

Usually, I would have 3 Twin Star Dragons by now, but I just put my second on the nest. Things have really slowed down.

You know you really want that Gold Trophy, JustKay! Good Luck!

Oh...I think they really want us to use up that food, so taking away the points for feeding would be counter to that goal. (...but it's never seemed to stop them in the past.)

maryamhjm
04-03-17, 12:29 PM
I do not care about the trophies at all I just want the dragon, I missed out last time with gentle dragon even though I really tried it is just almost impossible. As it is very difficult to win LB , I play world events most of the time so my food stash is very low by the time LB starts. My secondary acount though won easily the gentle dragon but almost none of the milestones, which makes playing LB unfair. In one account you can win all the milestones and more and still do not win the main prize while some hardly earn any LB points and still win the main prize.

Hartoled
04-03-17, 12:49 PM
That Gentle Knight has become one of my favorite Arena dragons. I sometimes wish it didn't possess the White element, but it's a nice combo for a Guardian.

Playing slowly really gives me plenty of time to mine without waste, but the food payouts in the right hand mine have become so parsimonious that I may not even bother with it much longer. It will be more trouble to get rid of all of the coins that it gives me, than it's worth to continue. I'm glad I never bought a Dynomite producing dragon.

heather11778
04-03-17, 05:49 PM
Wow I can't catch a break. Everytime I spin I get no points. I've never been in 20th place. This is rediculious. Come on now. I want points. Not tile and trees.

JustKay
04-03-17, 05:57 PM
Playing slowly really gives me plenty of time to mine without waste, but the food payouts in the right hand mine have become so parsimonious that I may not even bother with it much longer. It will be more trouble to get rid of all of the coins that it gives me, than it's worth to continue. I'm glad I never bought a Dynomite producing dragon.

I wouldn't give up on that mine. More than a few times I've been lucky enough to strike 1000 food three times with one dynamite. That's 3000 food for free!

JustKay
04-03-17, 06:01 PM
I'm not sure what you are referring to with the Ultra and the trophies. My post was directed at how people build up food. I was saying I never had food to finish a Tales event so I would simply go for the first dragon only instead of trying to kill my stash and get the second one. That way I could build my food to feed the dragons I really like. :D

Sorry, thought you meant the final third dragon Tales prize. They're ultra rares these days. I thought you meant that people would only go so far as getting the second dragon in Tales so that they could save food for use in the LB event instead.

JustKay
04-03-17, 06:13 PM
You know you really want that Gold Trophy, JustKay! Good Luck!

Oh...I think they really want us to use up that food, so taking away the points for feeding would be counter to that goal. (...but it's never seemed to stop them in the past.)

Yes I do. This one would be my 9th in a streak, 11th in total. I might have an addiction problem >_< I boosted a second time and closed it down to a 1000 point gap, but they didn't boost. I suspect they're playing the psychology game. Stake a claim on the top prize dragon early and make it clear how costly it will be for anyone to challenge that. They'll probably only boost one more time at the last hour just in case anyone threatens their 2nd place standing or if I let them sit within striking distance at the end. That means that I'll probably overtake them later today when I finish Bingo, which is less than ideal for me. Should be interesting to see if they'll boost then though. Maybe I am planning a bit too much...

Good luck to you too! Since you're clearly not in my group :D Sounds like you made it into a nice group. And yes, taking away points for food would be counter productive. One or two rounds without that wouldn't convince people to stop stockpiling. I think after the 3rd bingo event when they first introduced the food for points option, I just started stockpiling food anyway even though it wasn't until the 6th event (i think) when it returned.

JustKay
04-03-17, 06:19 PM
Still have a whole lot of food left so will play normally and repeat the force feeding when necessary :D

I'm on a break for bingo, but this helps to keep me in the 2nd prize band where I'll get one breeding boost. Was planning to drop to silver to get more but this will do too.

To be honest, I sort of wish I had the opportunity to feed my Gold Horizon to 15 and my Glasswing & Light Mother to more than 12/11. Am resisting so far though as those would be massive points and I haven't had a challenger yet who warranted that.

You definitely don't want to drop down to silver league without some breeding boosts. I did spend a few rounds floating in the 2nd prize band too. At least you're getting some tickets for a little amount of work

Den8137259
04-03-17, 06:21 PM
That Gentle Knight has become one of my favorite Arena dragons.

Congrats on owning one (: ★ I'll have to wait for open market to purchase one :)

★ agree it makes for easy battles given that combo :) ★

Hartoled
04-03-17, 07:47 PM
Two Sand Citadels! Ha! Ha! Good one! April fools to you too, S8!

JustKay
04-03-17, 09:44 PM
I got 10 gold from one of the milestone chests! i didn't know they could have gold in them. that's a nice bonus.

Clark_Wayne
04-04-17, 11:36 AM
I got 10 gold from one of the milestone chests! i didn't know they could have gold in them. that's a nice bonus.
i didn't know this neither ! :eek: congrat ;)

btw anyone got problem with putting night bloom and dark orchid out of storage ?
i wanted to put them in the nests and i can't ! :confused:
there is a "goal" banner on them ! 1st time we got this

36399

lenasdinner
04-04-17, 11:54 AM
i didn't know this neither ! :eek: congrat ;)

btw anyone got problem with putting night bloom and dark orchid out of storage ?
i wanted to put them in the nests and i can't ! :confused:
there is a "goal" banner on them ! 1st time we got this

36399

wooow...this is something new,I still diden't get there,so I have no idea.I hope thay will not stay like that,want them out of storage when I get them.......wonder what's behind of this.
this makes me laugh...allways something.....now what?? this is great new surprise from S8.:)

kooky panda
04-04-17, 11:58 AM
i didn't know this neither ! :eek: congrat ;)

btw anyone got problem with putting night bloom and dark orchid out of storage ?
i wanted to put them in the nests and i can't ! :confused:
there is a "goal" banner on them ! 1st time we got this

36399
I will check on this.

Limequat
04-04-17, 12:00 PM
i didn't know this neither ! :eek: congrat ;)

btw anyone got problem with putting night bloom and dark orchid out of storage ?
i wanted to put them in the nests and i can't ! :confused:
there is a "goal" banner on them ! 1st time we got this

36399

I haven't gotten my milestone dragons yet, but that's strange. The leaderboard dragons are also no longer available for purchase in the market, I wonder if these two things are related? Is there a reason for removing them from the market, or was it done by accident?

MagicDragons13
04-04-17, 12:08 PM
i didn't know this neither ! :eek: congrat ;)

btw anyone got problem with putting night bloom and dark orchid out of storage ?
i wanted to put them in the nests and i can't ! :confused:
there is a "goal" banner on them ! 1st time we got this

36399

I have the same problem - goal banner on my night bloom dragon :(. Can't put it on nest!

[S8] Elsa
04-04-17, 12:22 PM
After an encouraging pep talk, you should now be able to hatch Dragons who were previously a bit shy to meet their new Caretakers. :)

Clark_Wayne
04-04-17, 03:00 PM
Elsa;1409078']After an encouraging pep talk, you should now be able to hatch Dragons who were previously a bit shy to meet their new Caretakers. :)

i checked and it is ok now :) i put one on nest :) thx :)

Phoenix406
04-06-17, 08:40 PM
I'm losing so badly. I'm at number 15. :(

AwesomeChefDad
04-06-17, 09:39 PM
I dont mind that as always I have massive gold players who rip out in front, I keep playing my 3 nests and 2 evolution temples and doing this and that...when I get the chests the numbers are usually large so even though I will finish 10th or so I will for sure catch all the dragons outside the trophy and that is fine with me.

I have 6300 and am in 9th place, leaders have almost 15k and are boosting to keep in front. The cost of all this boosting isnt worth the prize, I got the gold trophy once and the dragon that came with it but I dont think it is one I use in the battle arena much and so it is just the same for me to save gold and let others spend spend spend.

katali119
04-07-17, 05:22 AM
The Giving dragon I use fairly often in the arena. Also, the prize tends to give more coins, which is great at the beginning of the game (I still would like more coins, I can afford to grow rushrooms ever hour now and have a small amount over, but I'm shooting for being able to afford upgrapes lol, need a 330,000 an hour income for that one!)

My group is []. The 1st two are ahead enough I can't catch them without gold, but the rest are behind my 2 temples, 3 nests and feeding Passion to 15 for the tournament. So I won't win the prize, and I won't get the milestones. Worst of both worlds :'( Not to mention, the design I like best is the winner one, I'm not overly keen on the 3 headed ones, or the skylord type ones. Boo. Plus, why are we getting so many elemental dragons, the only habitat for them was a premium one and has only been available once, you can't breed with them. We only have 2 tarot dragons, which also can't be bred, and one arcane, which I don't even know if you can breed it. There's yet to be a yellow elemental type, because the air elemental was blue and purple, and there have been several blue/purpley ones now. Something odd going on. There, all my whingeing out lol.

pernmagic
04-07-17, 10:43 AM
All LB milestone dragons now on nests , can't catch the front runners so back to normal game for me ..... no problem .....good luck to those struggling :)

FireballFarm
04-07-17, 12:46 PM
I dont mind that as always I have massive gold players who rip out in front, I keep playing my 3 nests and 2 evolution temples and doing this and that...when I get the chests the numbers are usually large so even though I will finish 10th or so I will for sure catch all the dragons outside the trophy and that is fine with me.

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I agree. I always disregard the 'grand prize' dragon as unattainable and am more than happy to run in the middle of the pack. With 2 nests, 1 evo, and the Arctic, I just got Cursed Rose and should reach the last milestone with no problem. Leaderboards have become my favorite event (I think of them as Milestone Events. :)). I'm thrilled to add both Pink Lotus and Cursed Rose to my collection, and am excited about getting the pretty Dark Orchid.

The only thing I'd change about this particular event is the habitat. We've had that same pink/green one in two other, past LBs. The Shaded Glen would have been a nice choice for this event. We've not had that one yet, and the three new dragons could all go together in it.

FireballFarm
04-07-17, 01:27 PM
why are we getting so many elemental dragons, the only habitat for them was a premium one and has only been available once, you can't breed with them. We only have 2 tarot dragons, which also can't be bred, and one arcane, which I don't even know if you can breed it. There's yet to be a yellow elemental type, because the air elemental was blue and purple, and there have been several blue/purpley ones now. Something odd going on.

I've been wondering about this, as well. These new color types seem basically pointless- not breedable, no breedable hybrids, no unique habitat. I'd much rather see some of the established but neglected color types (Mythic, Metal, Dino, Tropic, etc) get new dragons added, instead. New permanent, breedable dragons have been very few and far between. It seems like all the focus is on event dragons. Meh.

I'm sorry about your LB. :( Maybe if you drop down in the rankings you can scoop up some big point chests and at least get all the milestones?
And, I feel you on the skylord-types. I do like the Dark Orchid because of it's coloring and details, but will not epic it. All of my other skylord-types are at level 9 and will probably stay there forever. There is something 'off' about that last form, imho. It doesn't fit in well with all the other dragons and the general surroundings. It's too big and long, or something.

katali119
04-07-17, 02:29 PM
Good plan on the not epic-ing, thankyou :)

I don't know about the dropping back, if it doesn't work and I don't get the chests I won't be able to make up the points. The leaders are on less than 10,000 so I'm worried the chests won't be big enough. The rest of my group doesn't seem to be really trying, so I would have to stop evolving completely I think as well as hatching, and that would interfere with my mining. I'm trying to get a 3rd Magma to trade for Black gems. I've never managed to get a 3rd yet, but I keep trying lol. I will definitely think about dropping back and see if it works, thankyou for the advice.

Hartoled
04-07-17, 03:41 PM
Perhaps now that they have free boosted breeding my group will come alive. I did practically nothing for 3 days and still held the lead. It's really difficult to keep from running off from them with all the 20+ hour fails I got yesterday. I think, before my last night's hatchings, the spread, top to bottom, in my group was about 2000 points. I just got the last milestone from a spin and have done nothing today.

This LB has been a lot like ordering a big bucket of molasses if the bartender was a tortoise.

katali119
04-08-17, 06:44 AM
I don't think the rest of my group are going to make it through all the milestones, so I don't think dropping back will let me do so either. I think I have enough food to get me through them, just. Sure I'll regret it if they start a Tales straight after. Oh poo, don't they normally do a Tales after these, and the last milestone helps out in the tales?

starship412
04-08-17, 07:49 AM
I don't think the rest of my group are going to make it through all the milestones, so I don't think dropping back will let me do so either. I think I have enough food to get me through them, just. Sure I'll regret it if they start a Tales straight after. Oh poo, don't they normally do a Tales after these, and the last milestone helps out in the tales?

It's usually the last individual dragon prize in the World Event that helps with Dragon Tales.

katali119
04-08-17, 11:18 AM
Am I mixing them up again?! Lol I'm terrible for that! Thanks, at least that means I should have some time to build back my food stash, although I hate the WE's for that because the longer food is all rubbish for actually getting food.

Hartoled
04-08-17, 12:46 PM
I think my group is trying to lull me to sleep and about 15 of them will try to make a dash for the prize dragon in the last few hours.

This boosted breeding should save me a lot of food, but I hate it. I desperately needed an Island dragon, and got 7 super rares before I could get one to pop out. I think I would rather just pay the 12 bars when I want it, since there are very few dragons that I think I could actually stand much chance of breeding by now.

I'm getting so much food saved up. I resist the urge to feed any dragon at all. The Bingo tasks that ask you to expend a week's worth of food for 250 points are ridiculous, also.

AuroraLava
04-08-17, 06:29 PM
Good plan on the not epic-ing, thankyou :)

I don't know about the dropping back, if it doesn't work and I don't get the chests I won't be able to make up the points. The leaders are on less than 10,000 so I'm worried the chests won't be big enough. The rest of my group doesn't seem to be really trying, so I would have to stop evolving completely I think as well as hatching, and that would interfere with my mining. I'm trying to get a 3rd Magma to trade for Black gems. I've never managed to get a 3rd yet, but I keep trying lol. I will definitely think about dropping back and see if it works, thankyou for the advice.

Funny thing about the leads and milestones. My main account is way down in the bottom and the leaders are way above 10k points. I just got the final milestone by winning big points from chests. My second account is in second place and the group is very laid back...the leader is just barely over 4k points (and I am in second place) so it looks like we won't get all the milestones from regular play. I would actually prefer to get all the milestone dragons in this case. Ha ha, I guess you can't please all the people all of the time.;)

JustKay
04-09-17, 10:51 PM
I've been wondering about this, as well. These new color types seem basically pointless- not breedable, no breedable hybrids, no unique habitat. I'd much rather see some of the established but neglected color types (Mythic, Metal, Dino, Tropic, etc) get new dragons added, instead. New permanent, breedable dragons have been very few and far between. It seems like all the focus is on event dragons. Meh.

This might be that they are segregating the free dragons so that they cannot help with Bingo goals. The "win with .." and "breed with ..." goals can get too easy if they release too many new free event dragons with those neglected color/types. They can also make breeding rare combinations easier too. In a way they're separating the "free fun" part of the game from the "luck casino" part of the game. The luck part is where they make their money, while the free part keeps players engaged with new dragons that don't necessarily increase your chances in the luck part of the game.



And, I feel you on the skylord-types. I do like the Dark Orchid because of it's coloring and details, but will not epic it. All of my other skylord-types are at level 9 and will probably stay there forever. There is something 'off' about that last form, imho. It doesn't fit in well with all the other dragons and the general surroundings. It's too big and long, or something.

I like some of these skylord style dragon (although skylord will always be my fav for obvious reasons). However I think they are extra taxing on the system (maybe the long dragon uses up more sprite memory) so I've not been able to really hatch and evolve these or risk increase the crashing. The one that I had to hatch and evolve (Chronicler for Tales) I've stash in the stable.

JustKay
04-09-17, 10:54 PM
I think my group is trying to lull me to sleep and about 15 of them will try to make a dash for the prize dragon in the last few hours.

I'd tune in for that finish :D ... but chances are I would be there among the pack >_<


I'm getting so much food saved up. I resist the urge to feed any dragon at all. The Bingo tasks that ask you to expend a week's worth of food for 250 points are ridiculous, also.

Do you mean a "feed" or a "raise dragon to 15"? If it's feed, I've not gotten one of those. Am still playing Bingo actively so during an LB, I could figure a way to make those goals "work".

Hartoled
04-10-17, 05:48 PM
I mean the ones to raise some, usually inconsequential, dragon to level 15. That takes a lot of food. I made it a point to collect, or breed all of the the Zodiac dragons, for instance, but they are usually worthless. I did buy the Ophiuchus because I thought a Zodiac Hybrid might come in handy some time, (I failed at breeding him when he was available in the Market), but when I go to the Arena, I look for dragons that have at least two types of advantage, if not 3 or 4. Single type Dragons like the Neos just don't inspire me much, although I will enter a Metal or Passion from time to time.

Edit: I might be tempted to raise my Astromancer to lvl 15. He has some potential.

Den8137259
04-11-17, 09:41 AM
★ hey all, with about an hour to go before LB ends, are you planning to do a sprint and dash to be the first ? ★ :)

kimandamelia
04-11-17, 10:44 AM
Sad to say, with 2 nests, 2 evolutions, all going 24/7, I still could not even get one of the new dragons in the milestones. I got the Pink Lotus, but that was it. Did anyone else have issues this time? I usually am always able to at least get all of the milestone dragons. Very disappointing in a game that is just going further and further downhill.

starship412
04-11-17, 10:50 AM
I wish these people would get rid of these things and create something else. There's other ways the company can make money instead of this.

belarica
04-11-17, 11:03 AM
I have 1.5 million apples saved up for this :) I hope it's enough if I plan carefully!

I managed to win second place, without using gold or apples. Now I have 1.9 million apples saved :)

PeppiVille
04-11-17, 11:06 AM
I managed to win second place, without using gold or apples. Now I have 1.9 million apples saved :)

That's awesome! Congratulations! :)

katali119
04-11-17, 11:13 AM
Congratulations :)

njbhugjjgnj
04-11-17, 11:16 AM
I managed to stay in first place throughout the LB (on my main acct)until the 3rd place player used her many baby diamond's and speeded through evolving and knocked my butt down to 2nd. I'm quite happy with that,no trophy is worth spending that much gold on....lord knows,I've spent plenty on that beautiful silver trophy :-)

Florr06
04-11-17, 11:17 AM
Have to wait for confirmation but I think I got first place :)
It helped that I got to hatch my first Diamond dragon an hour ago, and I boosted to reach the Cursed Rose milestone ;) reaching the last two milestones remains impossible for me without spending big amounts of gold, I limit myself to 1 or 2 1.5x boosts per LB.

Den8137259
04-11-17, 11:21 AM
Now I have 1.9 million apples saved :)

belarica, congrats on win. waouh I am so impressed with your Apple stockpile! :)

★ btw for this bidding event, I got first, with plenty of magics n 2 icebreaker drags :)

ccorbett4
04-11-17, 11:22 AM
Got first place for the first time! Was in a really slow group...no one stepped out (which made it impossible to get points on the spins, which was frustrating). I had to waste gold on a boost and a ton of food in the end to get the final milestone dragon and jump to the top, but I may finally have my first gold trophy. Feel bad for the person in 2nd (now 3rd) place as I hate it when people do this to me, but I finally had the food to pull it off so I said to heck with it.

docpaine
04-11-17, 11:37 AM
Well I'm... .. could be lower on food |D I worked hard to at least get the Cursed Rose dragon though, and in that I secured a solid first place for my bracket :D ... which means I'm probably going to have 0 shot next time, but oh well. I really liked the dragons in this one ^^

DR0G0N
04-11-17, 04:04 PM
Sad to say, with 2 nests, 2 evolutions, all going 24/7, I still could not even get one of the new dragons in the milestones. I got the Pink Lotus, but that was it. Did anyone else have issues this time? I usually am always able to at least get all of the milestone dragons. Very disappointing in a game that is just going further and further downhill.

Same here, I tried to save my golds, but realize it wasn't possible to reach the milestone without spending. Also, with 2 nests and 2 temples (didn't do exactly 24/7, but it was running majority of the time). My group wasn't really doing much, so the spin didn't help me (mainly got trees). I had to spend about 80+ golds and 500,000+ apples (started with close to 3 million apples) and lots of BINGO boosts. In the end I reached 1st place, 2nd place was 5400 points.

Phew...these leaderboard drain my supply more so than other events. The thing is, I didn't really care much about the dragons...I just wanted to see how far I could go for the milestones. Apparently not too far, if no gold or food spent, I most likely won't reach the last chest. Like all the other leaderboard events.

The 500,000+ apples were used to epic Metal, Huntress, Mithrill, and raising Passion to lvl 15.

Natasha_07
04-11-17, 05:21 PM
I was shy of a few hundred points for that orchid dragon, that was the one I wanted. I would like to see it on a spin wheel in the future although I doubt they would do such a thing. :(

themusicloverme
04-11-17, 06:45 PM
yes! I won second place! I love the prize dragon! it's such a beauty!

I actually didn't think I would win it. I won second in the last LB too, so I thought I wasn't going to get it this time. when I hit second place last night before going to sleep (I stayed up past my bed times lol for the dragon), I thought that the others in my group would go crazy and leave me in fifth. so when I checked the results today, I was shocked! this made my day!

as for the milestones, I only managed to reach the pink lotus. I've never reached the last milestones in any LB, as I am still fairly new. but at least I got the prize dragon! :D

PinkBubbles75
04-11-17, 07:18 PM
I finished in 4th place w/ close to 7000 points. That's the highest I've ever placed in a leaderboard in this game. I had to boost twice just to get night bloom... I'm glad I got it but I had hoped I would be able to get dark orchid too.

JustKay
04-11-17, 11:31 PM
Congrats to all those who did well! :) Seems like people are getting enjoyment from the event even if they don't make the final two.

I managed to clinch first spot again, without tapping into my apple stockpile. I shot to first through some active bingo play instead.

njbhugjjgnj
04-12-17, 06:42 AM
Congrats to all those who did well! :) Seems like people are getting enjoyment from the event even if they don't make the final two.

I managed to clinch first spot again, without tapping into my apple stockpile. I shot to first through some active bingo play instead.
How is that possible with bingo? Unless you got first place with, "breed with"......my group was tough,we all had previous first place trophies, which they displayed proudly,so I'm hoping the next LB will be more laid back.