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Old 02-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #121
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Not 5000 posts about dragons, though.

Anyway, the first hatchling Jian Xin Xin adopted grew up very quickly, so she went out and found another egg to raise. Doesn't she look happy?



She's just born to be an adoptive mom, I guess.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #122
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I am sooo happy that I blocked the dragon site with ad block plug-in... that site is way to slow.

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Old 02-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #123
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Meaning that having dragons in my sig line is slowing down MR for other people? Is it a problem?
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #124
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Meaning that having dragons in my sig line is slowing down MR for other people? Is it a problem?

Not for me ....
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:27 AM   #125
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Meaning that having dragons in my sig line is slowing down MR for other people? Is it a problem?
I've not noticed it slowing things down for me either
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #126
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Well, if it becomes a problem, I hope people will let me know.

Meanwhile, those crazy saurians have been at it again, and I have another stone egg.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:19 PM   #127
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Got everyone to sit for a portrait, thought you might like to see:

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #128
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Very nice - although it does look like some of them are trying to sneak/snake/swim off...
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #129
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Got everyone to sit for a portrait, thought you might like to see:

That's a lot of dragons! You guys could take over the world! (or the lounge)
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #130
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #131
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It was slowing it down for me. dragcave has no where near the reponse time or bandwidth that MR has. On threads that you and Ricky and some others that were using these I could see definite pauses waiting on that site.

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Old 02-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #132
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Apparently the server has been having major problems for the past couple of days, too. Well, if blocking the site is working for you, I guess it's ok. If I get complaints, I will remove them.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #133
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One thing I've noticed about this game is that you only need about 400 views total to hatch an egg. It won't hatch any faster if you have more views.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:19 PM   #134
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The game isn't really very flexible overall. I'm still thinking about how I would design an alternative. "Alien Garden" is the current concept. You'd get "seeds" from the main site or from other people's gardens, put them in your own garden, and watch them develop and interact with other organisms in your garden over time, still using the ideas of views, unique views, and clicks. A single image would be generated for sig lines. I'm thinking about a genetic system that would involve fractal growth rules as well as color, texture, etc. and would allow for the emergence of "new" species.

And I have absolutely no time to work on this kind of project, of course.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:08 PM   #135
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I'm just doodling around with the concept of "Alien Garden." Here are a couple of 3d fractals through several phases of growth, and an example of what their offspring might look like. My brother thinks they need faces (and maybe legs and tails) to be cute enough to appeal to a wide audience. I'm not so sure how to add that sort of feature without messing up the fractal look. Maybe as snails or turtles? What do you folks think?
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