[Updates added in green]
It's going to be a cold, cold August
Welcome to the Arctic Isles, Caretakers! The expansion update is live: a new island, dozens of exclusive dragons, new features, quests, and one enormous dragon to awaken from his icy slumber! Update now and check out my overview of all the new features!
1. Unlocking the Arctic Isles, and the Arctic Airship
Players levels 35 and higher can unlock the Arctic Isles by breeding an Ice Age Dragon! Once the breeding has finished, you'll be prompted by Freza (a new character!) to jump aboard the Arctic Airship to take the frozen egg to the new world for incubation! Breeding an Ice Age dragon isn't too tough, just combine a purple colored dragon with a Winter Dragon and see what happens!
The Arctic Airship is your ticket back and forth between the Dragon Isles and the Arctic Isles. Once you've unlocked the new world, you can always click on the airship and travel from one world to the next!
2. Glacius, the Ancient
Frozen atop the Arctic Isles, Glacius the Ancient awaits Caretakers who have proven their worth in this cold and magical new world. Collect 9 unique dragons from the Arctic Isles and evolve them to level 10 to awaken him!
Collecting the dragons and earning Glacius the Ancient works just like an award in the Album. You can track your progress by clicking on Glacius, and once you've completed the objective simply click "Awaken" and watch him burst free from the ice!
Glacius doesn't produce coins, you don't have to feed or evolve him, and he can't breed or be traded. He is the ultimate achievement in Dragon Story!
Glacius, the Ancient! (awoken from an icy slumber)
3. New Dragon Types
There are three new dragon types in the Arctic Island: Ice Age Dragons, Blizzard Dragons, and Abominable Dragons. We are releasing three dragons in each type at the launch of the Arctic Isles expansion, but more dragons are coming to join their friends in each of the new habitats.
Abominable, Blizzard, and Ice Age Banners
Unlike dragons from the Dragon Isle's, Arctic Isle dragons produce special parts instead of coins. Each type produces a unique part, and these parts are essential to Caretaker success in the new world. These parts can be crafted into the egg-warming Mystic Flames!
Ancient Oil, Flammable Fur, and Dragon Wind. Produced by Ice Age, Abominable, and Blizzard type dragons, respectively.
4. Mystic Flames and the Frozen Nest
In this cold world, dragon eggs need extra warmth to incubate before they can be hatched. Instead of just waiting for a timer to run down, players can now manually warm frozen eggs with Mystic Flames to hatch them much faster than ever before.
Since eggs are bred frozen in the Arctic Isles, you won't see which dragon egg you've bred until you've warmed it most of the way to hatching, but you'll see a little baby peek out along the way!
Mystic Flames is a new currency that can be crafted at a new building called the Fire Mill. This building works just like the Dragon Isle's Spell Shop; you collect parts and combine them together to make something new.
Like growing food, crafting Mystic Fire can be done in small, fast, cheap batches, or larger, slower, more expensive batches. Parts produced by Ice Age dragons, which are called Ancient Oil, are the easiest to obtain and are thus required for the easiest Mystic Fire recipes. Since Abominable type dragons require Ice Age dragons to discover, their parts, Flammable Fur, are harder to come by, and are required in the more efficient recipes for crafting Mystic Flames.
We've introduced 2 storage-like silo buildings with the Arctic Isles: the Fire Crucible and the Silo. The Fire Crucible stores your collection of Mystic Flames, while the Silo stores the ingredients you collect from your new dragons. Each of these buildings has a maximum capacity that can be raised by upgrading the building. You can check in the Silo to see how many of each part you've collected so far!
The Fire Crucible
While it's too cold here for dragons from your original island to be comfortable, they can fly over for a quick stop in the Breeding Den. A few of the dragons in the Arctic Isles require a color from the original island to be bred. Dragons from those islands appear in one of the columns when you're selecting dragons to breed. As soon as breeding is finished however, dragons will return to their habitats on their home islands.
7. Frozen Food
Arctic Isle dragons eat Arctic Isle food, and you can grow it in the Frozen Farm and Large Frozen Farm. Feed your chilly dragons Abominapples and Spicicles and watch them grow! Your food total displayed on the top of your screen will only display food from the island you're currently viewing. Coins and Gold work across all your islands though, so those numbers will always be the same!
Let us know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy your time in the Arctic Isles! And to give you an idea of just how big Glacius is... here he is slumbering next to my level 10 Ice Age Dragon:
Glacius is waiting for YOU!