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On the Updating/Upgrading of Draconorns   
Lurhstaap

Lurhstaap
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  7/2/2021  1

So. As many of you know, when my old laptop died on me and stranded me without Creatures, I was in the midst of a years-long project involving major brain edits and other genomic alterations to produce dragonlike Norns, which I have been creatively referring to as Dragon Norns. (Honestly, I need to come up with a better name to distinguish them from the original Draconians and other Dragon Norn concepts.)

That was back in 2019. I had been at work on that project for years already.

Now, I'm doing my best to scrape what I can out of my email, but at this point I've lost track of which versions came before which and which versions were superior to others. Reading the emails the files are attached to has only been so helpful. (Curse my own rambling and incoherent communication style!)

So! I'm wondering if any of you who helped test them back then, or even just played with them, are willing/able to help me restart the project. I want to move the Dragon edits onto a modern genome - the latest version of TWB, almost certainly - but I did so many versions of those edits that I'm not sure which one should be ported.

So which of the many versions was your favorite? Which seemed the most generally functional/viable? And do you happen to have a copy of your favored Dragon genome you could possibly e-mail me? (Any/all of you!)

I'm also looking for general input on things I should tweak/improve. Like I know the CFF 1.1 DuoDragons have serious issues with breeding. I've never been good at balancing that - my Norns tend to either breed like rabbits or be essentially asexual. (Even using Cupid's Lyre didn't work on the group I'm running now. They push everything *except* each other, for some weird reason.)

I dropped the swimming/flying gait already in the later versions, but besides that and breeding, what else could be improved?


Conclude with killer catchphrase.
(Lurhstaap)
"This is not knowledge -
this is information!"
New Model Army, "Courage"

 
cyborg

cyborg



  7/2/2021

I have a name suggestion, you could name them after fictional dragons in pop culture, or dragons from myth, or a dragon species you like from anything. Night Fury, Ao Guang, Smaug etc.

Or squish an animal + dragon together: cat-dragon, fox-dragon, wasp-dragon, lion-dragon etc.

 
Vermidia

Vermidia



  7/2/2021

I haven't really messed with them much at all, though I did play around with the TWB 2.0 version a little bit, but not much.

Probably porting the latest version(whichever that one might be) could be a good start, and if it isn't super viable, could go back a version or two?

Edit: Also Abyss Dragons probably stands out fine, can't really think of another name for them to go by atm.


You know...wait...nevermind... wait...no...umm...maybe later...
 


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