Hey, because why not! I like throwing things at people more, but making a wishlist can be fun… HERE WE GO!
1. Find me someone who I can sell my soul to (preferably in installments) to obtain a single Gilded Crown.
2. Accent blueprints! ALL THE ACCENT BLUEPRINTS!!!
3. LAIR REVIEWS *screaming* BECAUSE I LOVE MY DRAGONS AND AM SHAMELESS ABOUT SHOWING THEM OFF!!!
4.Also! Art for my friends Werianu(#35405) and Kataklism(#40403)! Dem got some damned pretty dragons that need to be drawn!
Yeah, some of my request are ridiculous, but I might as well put it out there right? =}
Now to go back to finding people to throw things and dragons at, yes! *grabs armfuls of her hoard and runs off cackling like a mad spiral*
There’s a certain irony in being the person who made Crackle, camping out in the market for days to purchase it myself for the game, but can’t because my creation is so popular!
That’s wonderful, but the child-like part of me is going “dammit, i want the new shiny too!”
I keep wondering how many people have tried to poke you for more headcanons to describe what exactly crackle is or how it develops on dragons. x)
I conceived of the idea while looking at lava flows. The kind of sticky, goopy kind where the top layer breaks and you can see the still hot lava underneath glowing.
Some examples of what I’m thinking of:
This pattern repeats in nature a lot as a texture to liquidy things (a kind of fractally caustic-like pattern). I figured it would be a good general purpose gene suitable for a multitude of situations depending on the colors you used. Especially things like cracked ice over blue water.
Or a frosted look.
So I made a mockup and pitched it to Undel with a lot of other color variations to demonstrate the versatility of such a design. She and Xhaz liked it and gave me the go ahead to design for every dragon.
It took like almost a straight month of working on the gene to pull it together. At best I got like, a breed a day done. And Flight Rising isn’t the only project I work on, so three weeks of straight work was pretty intense. And that’s just creating the template to be recolored later. Undel and another artist took the design I created and went through generating every color variation after that.
Fun fact, originally the inner most color was going to be the light accent. However that messed up your perception of what color the dragon’s tertiary was (not to mention makes white-range colors inconsistent to the rest of the tert since they’d have to be colored different). So the innermost color is now the standard gene color and the middle is the lightest accent. But the outermost color has always been the darkest so you can create triple colored dragons and the gene will still show (unlike Circuit, which is all one color).
I personally prefer the current look over my original idea. It’s created a lot of fun looks that I never could have imagined on my own. Bubblegum dragons was a huge and delightful surprise. And beach-surf dragons. I want one. I need one. It’s my new mission to add one to my collection.
So, my headcanon? Earthshaker’s doing. He might be stony on the outside, but everyone knows Earth has all the shiniest goodies. They can get pretty if they want to and they’ll do it in the most dramatic way possible.
I really like the idea that the gods are creating these genes. That drums up all kinds of nifty story potential and ideas for the future.
I am 100% A+ Gold Star into information and talks about FR creative design decisions. Such fun to read. The inner color final had me wondering (with the highlight instead of receding color) - and there it is!
Lol I love seeing his face when females come up and ask him to help tend to the eggs with them…. dumbass… Anyways! I’ve got 2 up for sale for 50,000 treasure each. Both girls, they are hatchlings but I’m putting the adult previews up.
Mulberry Tiger/Red Freckle/SIlver (Fuckin’ tiger mulberry is the shit btw! Nom!)
Thistle Iridescent/Carmine Freckle/Ice(woo she got a nice tert!)
You can buy them directly from the AH, or send a crossroads to Luciellia (there are 2 ‘i’s in there=}, lol)
Oh hey! My “Fuck why can’t I just save my money like a normal person” random Wildclaw breeding hatched today.
Of course he’s pink. Rule of Pink has no exceptions LOL. He’s Pink/Charcoal/Lemon. If anyone wants him he’s 15k, or in 5 days I exalt him for that amount. Either works for me, I didn’t exactly buy 2 basic wildclaws expecting to make a profit lol.
I’m exalting the parent tonight, unless someone finds them in my lair and sends me a crossroad for 13-15k for them before I get a chance to. lol not likely.