Thank you! Just two more updates (counting this one) on her and then I'll shut up about her for a while. Maybe.
Leona Gameplay Challenge - Day 6 of 7
Day Six Work on your petz pose... are they a show star? Which of your other petz do your petz like best? Have they developed any "romantic attachments"?
Leona isn't much of a show star yet but we've been working on collecting titles! Since she's not A-reg on PKC we've been focusing on other types of showing besides "pose" shows. Over at PKC, she's earned her GPC title and she qualifies for XPC. Up next is her ChPC title and then we'll be focusing strictly on her Aptitude and Companion showing. It's all much more varied than traditional showing so it keeps us both very busy!
When it comes to how she feels about my other petz, it's not hard for me to test. I've started combing through my emails to find petz that people have sent me and I'm slowly recovering my old crew. It's quite the process. I need to track down emails with .pet files, see whether the pet was incoming or outgoing, make sure the pet wasn't sent back, etc. Still, to simplify things I only consider her and 5 others part of my active team. Of them, she really only likes 2 - Buzzie and Cherry.
Sadly, she hasn't developed any romantic interests. I spayed her when she turned out to be P-reg on PKC and I've decided not to breed her. It seems like there are so many petz out there already. Besides, she's sweet enough to me on her own.
I finally got the time to read all your gameplay entries! I wanted to do so bad but I went behind and before you knew it, you almost finished the gameplay xD Awwwww! Leona is so special <3 If I see her in any shows, I'll recognize her right away. I loved watching what she like and disliked. She's quite the little character. Good luck in the ring! Your hexie <3 I LOVE the paws with claws. I also love watching the progress of hexies. So fun!
Leona Gameplay Challenge - Day 7 of 7 Day Seven How was the week as a whole? What do you think of your petz now? How was the contest; can you think of anything to add?
I've always really loved doing these challenges. In fact for me it's a stretch to call it a challenge. XD One of my favorite aspects of Petz is watching my petz grow up from itty bitty puppies and kitties (and baby monsters and rodents and fish and whatever) into full-grown adults.
It's especially fun when the petz hasn't changed all that much since they were babies.
I've always adored my little Leona. She's so sweet to me and she alone is really great motivation to play Petz. She's just such a character! She isn't even especially sassy, she's just affectionate and attentive to the camera.
As for additions to the contest, for a little while, I had an event posted on one of my old sites that I called "7 Days with You" that was strongly influenced by this challenge. It had more focus on pose training and it had at minimum 3 challenges to try every day, include one day that had a catnip party. I can't remember them all, but lots of people have come up with their own ideas for things to add, so it's not that hard for me to hunt down some and try them.
So I'm still having some serious issues with my breed files. For some reason the files start to crash my game as soon as I add variations. It's not like specific variations are causing the issues and I don't have issues with breed files that include variations made by other people. There are also some pretty terrible issues with breeding. Still, the problem seems worse in Petz 4 so I'm developing the file in Petz 5 now. Anyway.
I'm getting lots of variety worked into the file. There are now different leg, face, feet and body extension scales, different tail shapes and 4 different mane variations. Going clockwise, starting at the top left we have the maned variation. This pet also shows the ear fluff and lacks a tail. Next we have the mane free variation with a bobbed tail. Bottom right, we have the "full mane" which is basically a mane with a line of fluff down the back and then the very last pet on the bottom left has only the back fluff.
I have so much work ahead of me to get this breedfile where I want it and that includes fixing the stability and breeding issues. I just don't know what to do yet. Still, rather than dwell on it, I'm going to keep working on this bad boy and I want to have it done by *fingers crossed* the end of December or maybe the middle of January.
Anyway, if you'd like a preview of the varieties I want to include you can check out my brainstorming/sketch here. I'll be skipping the neck length variations since those seem to be the most damaging to the file.
I've also run into a new issue with this breed, which I wasn't anticipating. It's really become more of a griffin than a dragon and I really like the direction it's gone in. This means the name "Cat Dragon" doesn't actually fit anymore but I'm going to wait til I've finished all the work before I go ahead and name it.
Leona is adorable, I loved reading about her as you discovered her likes and everything. <3
The cat dragon (or whatever you end up calling it) is coming along nicely! I love the texture on the legs, and the mane. Good luck with getting it all to work properly (I have no idea how any of it works, so sorry I don't have any tips for you!).
Thank you! I loved discovering her likes with her. She's taking a break for a little while whilst I do other things, but she'll be back soon.
Yeah. Spikes. This is what I've spent the last few days working on. Just as with everything else I'm going to be adding, the breed can come out with or without spikes. Unlike the mane, the head and body aren't separated and will always come out together. Shown above, you'll see that the fuzz and spikes can appear together, though the effect of the spikes poking out through the fuzz looks better in motion rather than in photos.
Thor: I did a bit of a clean up in the Adoptions board. If your adoptions are old (6 months is like the rule) feel free to close the thread and take any extra petz elsewhere
Jul 8, 2021 11:06:17 GMT -7
Anthracite: So, I may have instigated a coup on another forum. Ngl I'm proud of myself.
Jul 11, 2021 16:05:53 GMT -7
Thor: So I got a new laptop finally so get ready for Thor should be asleep but she's in bed & posting on DG forums instead. I'm not on Discord atm-- just reading and posting on forums
Jul 14, 2021 1:01:54 GMT -7
Anthracite: What specs?
Jul 14, 2021 11:27:11 GMT -7
Thor: It's some sort of Mac book... I don't really know much about it because it was given to me for work.
Jul 15, 2021 17:26:30 GMT -7
Anthracite: Oh, not a gamer then xD
Jul 16, 2021 11:47:05 GMT -7
Anthracite: Be time to update mine again soon I imagine *sigh* Just hope I can swap and switch
Jul 16, 2021 11:48:10 GMT -7
Thor: I finally bought a GPU! So I finally have a good working Desktop again
Jul 18, 2021 14:35:28 GMT -7
Bunni: Hi!! Life was a bit crazy over the last 6 weeks, but I'm SO excited to be back again!
Jul 26, 2021 15:10:29 GMT -7
Bunni: (With lots of HYPEEEE for the SumOly!!!)
Jul 26, 2021 15:11:00 GMT -7