Drama Rising

Why do people care so much about people from other flights seeing their forums? I get that they’re private on principle, but people talk like the flight forums are full of carefully guarded secrets. My flight’s forum has literally nothing of interest and I doubt other flights have anything scandalous going on. Also, how could Plague even have super sekrit dom plans? What could a dom plan possibly involve besides getting dragons and then exalting them?

Oh sweet summer child.

Dom plans are important, because it informs players when exactly you’re supposed to buy from the AH and when to exalt.
Say your flight is losing. The opposing team is taking it easy because they’re already in the lead. So, your flight comes up with a plan to buy all the cheapest hatchlings from the AH (all dragons below 10k) all at once, so the opposing team doesn’t have time to react. If you’re lucky, they won’t have the funds to buy 10k+ dragons for exalting. And that’s just one example.
During serious dominance pushes, every hour - every minute - counts. Scheduling is important, and it’s imperative that dom plans remain secret.

Of course, if you actually took even one look at your flight’s dominance posts, you’d know this already. Most flights have super sekrit dom plans. Sometimes they use Skype instead of the forums, just to be safe. If you don’t “get it”, that’s your problem.

Even without dom plans, flight forums should be kept private. No, there aren’t any super secretive posts.
It’s a place for you to unwind. You can post stupid inane shit and not get attacked or judged for it (I mean, just look at the bad rep Fire got when a few of their posts ventured into the general population).

In my flight there are also many personal posts; not too private, but the kind you wouldn’t necessarily want out in the open for everyone to see. In a way, it’s kinda like sharing a diary with your friends. A safe zone.

If I want my posts to be seen, I’ll post it where everyone can see it. It won’t kill you if you don’t see a post where I gush about my flight-themed dragons. (Only my flight is allowed to see how much of a dork I am.)

I fucking love silks.

I fucking love silks.

It seems like every dominance war ends with one of the two flights involved being deemed evil cheaters for a week.

Tidal Trouble and its submissions moderator.

Okay, but seriously, who is it that’s approving these puzzles? I’ve been playing this game a lot more lately (easy payout in small increments with challenging puzzles) and more and more lately the RNG likes to toss the worst case scenario puzzles at me. The ones with every row used and no matches possible the first few bubbles.

Who approves this stuff and why are they allowing the most difficult puzzles to be accepted?

i was having a really bad day because i got some sad irl news so i posted in the forums just looking for some advice, but i got so much more… support from many members of the community. it really made my day and i am so proud at how much of are community is willing to reach out to help someone. thank you all :) 

Just to clarify. Ice does not plan on, or want to take Plague’s holiday. That’s ridiculous. Ice did not implement the use of bots during the last dominance battle. That is equally ridiculous. The user that took the screenshot claimed responsibility for their actions and apologized. It’s bad enough people outside the flight are trying to stir shit, we don’t need our own spreading rumors and lies than can be disproved with even a cursory glance at the forums. 

Also, “burn”? No, not really. But hey, anything so you can feel superior, right?

If people are actually PMing you to tell you that your association’s tier standards are stupid, maybe that’s because your association’s tier standards are stupid.

Confession time.

I intentionally breed dragons with clashing eye colors, just as my way of saying “fuck your beauty standards.”

They still sell for my asking price.

It’s a satisfying feeling.

Looks like DR stirred up a shitstorm again. Since you’re probably about to get a wave of posts about the Snow Belly Hub, I figured I’d tell you what just happened. I’m going to refrain from commenting and just give you the posts here so that you know what other people are talking about. Stuff has a tendency to show up on DR without the context, so I’m gonna give you the context without the stuff.

You saw this DR post, right?

I’m a little tired of the snow belly association. I didn’t even know there was an association for this when I started breeding them. I don’t want to breed my blue snow bellies with ice eyes, I want to breed my blue snow bellies with my water eyes - that’s why I made the damn pair in the first place. But yet the PMs I get with the snobbery that the hatchlings won’t be “brilliance” and “why would I willingly choose to breed hatchlings that aren’t brilliance” is irritating.

All because what, the person running an association that I’m not even a member of is in Ice flight and wants things done their way? Blue eyes match blue colors, thank you very much. I don’t give a shit about your association tiers.

Well, here’s the response that it got, on page 142 of the Snow Bellies Breeder’s Hub:

Let me be clear; I’m not trying to accuse anyone here but something needs to be said, because clearly some people are not happy with the Hub and are taking out their grievances on me (irritated PM’s and rude blog posts). That’s not fair.


A few members have brought something to my attention and I feel that I should clear some things up, as I do not appreciate having my Hub and my name slandered, especially by someone who isn’t even a member.

To the “anonymous” who posted that very rude blog post:

I apologize if someone is being rude to you and trying to pressure you into our breeding standards, but insulting me and slandering the Hub is not the way to go about it.

I made the Snowbelly Hub for myself and my friends. I did not anticipate it growing to have over a hundred members, nor have I ever claimed this Hub to be the one and only way to breed Snowbellies. The Tier standards were created to add a challenge, and the highest Tier (Brilliance) is the only tier that encourages teamwork-breeding with those of the Ice or Light flights.

Let’s be fair here. This is a Hub. When players willingly join this Hub, they are agreeing to follow our breeding standard rules. That said, I have never forced anyone to join the Hub, nor have I forced anyone to adhere to the rules. If they want to breed “snow bellied” dragons according to their own standards, they are free to. If they want to peruse our Hub for other “snow bellied” dragons, or to inquire our members about their breeding pairs, they are free to.

What is not okay is when anyone gets snarky about the breed standards (I have had strangers PM me and complain that the breeding standards are “stupid”), or harasses other people about breeding their dragons to our Hub standards. Let me be very clear; whether or not someone breeds their dragons to Hub standards is their business. Don’t want to follow the Hub standards? Then don’t. And I’d say it’s fair that if you do join the Hub and want to advertise here, then you follow our standards, because that’s just common courtesy.

Unfortunately, I now have to make a rule very clear to all players (and no, I’m not accusing anyone, but it’s been made quite clear that some people are not happy with the Hub and are taking out their grievances on me, which is unfair to say the least.)

Do not harass anyone if they refuse to breed their dragons in an Ice or Light nest. Yes, I know, getting your hands on a perfect Brilliance pair is hard, but it was never meant to be easy. That’s the challenge. And if another breeder doesn’t want to breed hatchlings with Ice or Light eyes, that’s their right. Do not pester them, do not beg them to rent a nest, do not question them about WHY they won’t breed a perfect Brilliance Snowbelly. They won’t, so leave them alone. Believe me, you can find other Brilliance Breeders.

Never, EVER, tell someone what to do with their dragons.

If I, or anyone on the Advisory Team, hears that someone has been rude to others, they will be promptly removed from the Hub and no longer welcomed here. We have zero tolerance for poor behaviour.


I sincerely apologize to you all that this message had to be said, but I’ve put too much of my own time and effort into this Breeding Hub. Again, I am not pointing fingers or implying that anyone is giving the Hub a bad rep. I’ve had the pleasure of really chatting and getting to know a lot of you, you guys are wonderful, and I’m genuinely thankful that there are so many people participating in this Hub.

All I ask is that everyone takes care to be polite and mature in their interactions. This is supposed to be a game, this is supposed to be fun. Be kind, be courteous, and share your love for dragons.

And to non-members: If you join us, then yes, we do require you to follow our rules. However, no one is forcing you to join or follow our rules. Don’t want to? Then don’t. It’s really that simple. Just don’t go posting snarky comments on Drama Rising to insult the Hub or myself. That’s rude and unfair.


On a final note, if anyone ever has a problem, please, just PM me. We can discuss things like adults. I’d rather you talk to me than to go talking behind my back. Don’t be That Guy.

I’ll also give you some comments from the person who leads the Snow Bellies Hub that might show up here:

This was in no way meant to be accusing our members; clearly there are people not happy with the Hub, and they’re taking out their annoyances on me and slandering my name, which is incredibly unfair and unprovoked, as I’m sure you understand.

TBH, I didn’t even know Drama Rising existed until it was brought to my attention just recently. I only felt the need to say something because I didn’t appreciate having my name slandered in public. Why that blog exists is beyond me. It’s just a place for people to be mean and cruel. :/

I don’t know who is causing problems and I really don’t care— the fact is that someone is causing problems, and I needed the Hub to know that it’s not cool. I’m being held responsible for someone else’s rudeness and that is unfair.

I’ve had people complain to me about the Hub’s standards (and this is coming from non-members), and now I’m being slandered on a public blog (with a painful amount of ‘reblogs’ and ‘likes’.)

I’m a little tired of the snow belly association. I didn’t even know there was an association for this when I started breeding them. I don’t want to breed my blue snow bellies with ice eyes, I want to breed my blue snow bellies with my water eyes - that’s why I made the damn pair in the first place. But yet the PMs I get with the snobbery that the hatchlings won’t be “brilliance” and “why would I willingly choose to breed hatchlings that aren’t brilliance” is irritating.

All because what, the person running an association that I’m not even a member of is in Ice flight and wants things done their way? Blue eyes match blue colors, thank you very much. I don’t give a shit about your association tiers.

A lot of associations have dumb tiers, which is why I don’t participate in most of them. Take the holiday hub, for example. To reach a higher rank you’re required to rent your nest out at least once. What does renting my nest out have to do with my ability to breed holiday-themed dragons? Maybe nobody wants my eye color. Maybe I don’t have an extra nest, or extra lair space. Why should I be blocked off from the ability to reach a rank for reasons like that?

The snow belly one is dumb for the same reason. Maybe I’m not willing to send my dragons to another lair - not only because of trust issues, but just because of personal preference. What does my ability to rent someone’s nest have to do with breeding snow bellies? Nothing at all.

Compare that to, say, the XYY association where the tiers are based on the % chance a pair has of giving an XYY. The top rank is a 100% chance. Now that makes sense. It presents a challenge while still being accessible to everyone.