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Devious Dragons - April 2010It's back!Devious Dragons - April 2010 by Tysharina
Yep, I've decided to bring back Devious Dragons but it will be a monthly news blog from now on. So here is the first new issue, or #65 for those keeping count.
Welcome to the blog for showcasing older dragon artwork There are so many really great pieces of dragon art in the archives, some with very few views and +faves, and I'd like to bring some of these hidden treasures into the light.
Here is this month's selection of dragon art for your enjoyment:
Dragon FINISHED by Demonic-Pokeyfruit Demon luvs Angel dragon trade by Anarchpeace Mushroom by Scellanis Artic Dragoness by mirroreyesserval :thumb89924663: Scrur by Scatha-the-Worm Sonkem by ManueC 11 Dragon by Windsinger :thumb89069544: Sketch - Beristhiallistryx by sidian Misty Mountain by jayfrench Aarok and Jessica by Esa82 :thumb89562007: Green Dragon by jiachengwu Good and Evil by Yuugi90 Pearl Flight Close-Ups by AdnamaSilverstone draco ying yang by AlbertoCarrera Fiery Scales by universe-of-doodles :thumb88460779: progress picture by Shannasart
:thumb88401953: The wish... by Aarok :thumb89264
And I continue with my presentation, I’ll try to show you a new game every Friday... let’s see, how many I will find in my collection. Today I present a game to you, so bad, that it is nearly unplayable. It has many good concepts, but a poor programming, balancing etc. Why did I even bought it back then? Well to my own defense, I was young and everything which had a dragon printed on it, was a must-buy, no matter what xD. So let’s have a look at Dragonfarm.
BG Story: This game was developed in 2002 by the company Blackstar (which doesn’t exist anymore too.) And as the title implies, in this game you are able to run your own farm with dragons! You can raise, train, breed and feed them or let them join in competitions against the other breeders on this island. Sounds nice at first, until you actually start to play...
Gameplay: You have 6 breeds of dragons to choose from, all of them look different and have certain strengths and weaknesses; however, it is not possible to crossbreed them on your farm. Most of them are either good in shows or battle but none is good in both. It is not possible to create some sort of ‘multitalented – dragon’, since all of them have one certain weakness - they die very, very fast! My oldest dragon was about 20 months... And it is just impressive from what they can die, pretty much everything! If they loose a fight, they die, no matter if you have sent them to a healer or not. You want to breed them? The female kills the male! Or the female dies in pregnancy afterwards. You can overfeed them or forget to feed them at all (which leads into funny changes of the models, like noodlenecks or super fat draggies)... To make it short, it’s difficult to keep them alive.
The main activity to earn money is either to participate in shows and/or tournaments. Shows are easy, you just have to click the arrow in the right direction and your dragon shows off some fancy moves, battles however, are frustrating and unfair. First off all, you do not get too much information about the dragons, you just see their health and the strength. The green to red bar, shows their health and if it goes down to red, the dragon with either give up or die. The other bar under it, is the attack bar, which automatically fills itself up, so that they can perform an attack. And here’s the problem, since the bars’ speed varies from breed to breed. Blocking and evading is broken, so slower dragons will always take hits and loose very often.
I also found it pretty funny, that you can give your dragon beauty surgeries (horns, spikes, fins...), bubble baths or even dope them with magical herbs, yes, that’s what good breeders do . And that’s basically the whole content of this game...
Sound: The music is rather boring, in fact, the game doesn’t have many tracks and all repeat themselves fast. It doesn’t go on your nerves, but is also nothing too good. I like the dragon roaring effects though, some of them sound really ferocious, even if they do not look that way.
Positive: It’s fun for up to 20 min. It has several nice ideas but sadly none of them work as planned. The dragons sure look pretty and are very varied in their appearance.
Negative: Dragons die too fast, everything is totally unbalanced, no matter if it comes to prices, timelines or food. You can only have six dragons on your farm, if you have enough stables. And the best: It is completely pointless to save the game, since it randomly crashes and even if you have saved before, the data can’t reload. So why is there even the possibility to save then?!
Last note from me: This could have been a way better game, but sadly it’s just a waste of money and makes empty promises to people, who wanted to spend their money on a nice dragongame...
Dragonfarm in motion I found only one video of this game on YT, success ! (PS Ignore the voice)
... and next time I’ll show you, how a human, a dragon, a vampire, a dark elf and a minotaur are trying save their world by entering into a purple crystal. See ya :3
Old dragon games ftw: Drakan - TOotFHi there ma dearies ,
I hope most of you enjoy the summertime.
Last evening, while drawing on one of the last gifts I want to submit soon, I had this weird idea of presenting you some of my old games. No, don’t worry, I’m not planning of doing a Let’s play, or something like this ^^. I just want to present you some of my old favourite games, I used to play (or still play from time to time). Some of them are good, some bad, some hilarious but all of them have a few things in common: They’re all for PC, contain dragons and are in rather old fashioned graphics. If you don’t mind that, I hope you enjoy my little summer special and maybe you’ll try one of them out someday too, they’re really worth it.
Soo let’s start with one of my absolute favourites: Drakan – The Order of the Flame
(c) by Marz7337
Janina L. / 26 y. / female/ from Germany / student, hobby artist & wannabe perfectionist
Welcome on my page, dear visitors!
As you might have already guessed, I am a fantasy artist, with the mainspot on dragons. I started to draw them at the age of 13, after I've read the book "Dragonsbane" by Barbara Hambly and was deeply impressed by these noble creatures. What I most like about them, is their variety in appearance and personality, which often seem to be limitless, compared to real animals.
2005 I started to show my pictures online, first in a german dragon forum, until most members were more active here to DA.
2006 I created this account here... well and here I am.
Aarok and Jessica
My account mascots and Main OCs
Two characters, who are very dear to me, since they both somehow not only represent myself, but also accompanied my through my life for more than 12 years now.
About my Art
I am an Hobby Artist and draw for fun, not to become rich or famous. Most of my pictures are either drawn digital with PS 0.6 or on the traditional way with Copicmarkers/ Coloured pencils.
Requests: By all means... being an hobby artist doesn't mean, that I am made out of free time, so: NO, I DON'T DO REQUESTS ANYMORE!
Arttrades : I really love to do Arttrades, but since I was fooled so often in the past of persons, who never did their part after I finished mine, I became very picky with accepting them. I'll open a few ones soon.
Commissions: Yes, i offer Commissions for DA Points, and will open a few spots soon.
Contests: Please, don't beg me to join your contest! I rarely participate in them anyway, for the same reasons as with the arttrades. If I'm interested in one, I'll join by myself.