The way to success…

Hello Breeders,

I´m Ciaran Maktoum, Scripter of the Dranopia team. In my first post want to give some hints how to successfully breed.

Some information about how it is determined what kind of dragon comes out of the egg:

Each dragon has a genome made out of several single genes. Each gene can be water, earth, fire, air or from a higher type like steam. The more genes of a given type are in a genome the more likely it is that in the end you will get this type of dragon.

What happens while snuggling?

Each time two dragons are snuggling the genomes are matched. If for example the father has a fire gene at the position where the mother has a water gene, there is a certain probability that this two genes fuse. The child gets neither a water nor a fire gene but a steam gene then. This chance increases with the harmony of the parents.

On the other hand if mother and father have a steam gene at the given position, there is a small chance that this gene degenerates in the child to one of the 4 basic elements. This probability decreases with the harmony of the parents.

Why is it good to snuggle with Dragons from other Breeders?

Taking in to account what was said before, the more unalike the two genomes of the parents are, the smaller the chance of degenerating genes. In addition to that you get a chance to end up with a child that has all the more evolved genes of the parents.

What would be the best strategy to get for example a sand dragon?

If you want to limit yourself to lets say 8 dragons it would be a good idea to get 4 air and 4 earth dragons. Couple them, and after you got the child generation, proceed with them and couple the childes. Take care that you also couple some of your dragons with the dragons of other breeders.

What is the idea behind snuggle Parties?

Generally Male dragon recovery time after snuggling is much shorter then the pregnancy and recovering time of female dragons. That way you can offer your male dragons forcoupling with other peoples female dragons, to help them to get more variation in the genomes of their offspring. And also you can bring your female dragons to get more diversion in the genomes of your own dragons.   The more the breeders help each other with this the more likely there will be more evolved dragons around soon.

What information can you get from your dragons look?

The dragon’s horns, eyes and wings can give you some information about the genome that a dragon has. Each of this traits stands for a certain part of the genome. The type of this trait shows you which gene type is the one that occurs most in this part of the genome.

I will explain that more  in the two following examples

Lets make two experiments to get a sand dragon:

A  sand dragon is created by air and earth.

Example 1 shows you these two Dagons…but…

This is a bad combination to get a sand dragon, because :

The dragons are Earth and Air  and earth and air makes Sand. So the first impression is that this should be a good combination BUT  as you can see the traits (horns, wings, eyes ) indicate that the majority of  the genes in the dragons are NOT Earth and air, but fire and water. Hence the chances to get new sand dragon genes and later on a sand dragon, are low.

Example 2 shows you these two dragons…mhm…

This is a good combination to get a sand dragon, because :

As the traits show, most of the genes in the two dragons are earth and air genes , and even better , in the parts of the Genome where one  of the dragons has mostly air , the other has mostly earth. This means there is a big probability that earth genes meat air genes on the other side and fuse to sand.




At last i will give you three short advices for successful breeding:

1. Don’t breed alone, bread  together with others

2. Not the Type of the Dragon  alone is important , the traits tell you what’s in the dragon

3. Don’t underestimate Harmony. It Rises the chance for development and  reduces the chance of degeneration



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