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Frequently Asked Questions[]

Q: When I try to log into Game Center, it says my account has been disabled "for security reasons". What do I do?

Apple ID block

A: This means you have entered your password incorrectly numerous times.

Reset your password through iTunes or the official site for more help.

Q: How do I add friends to my Game Center account? How do I visit their islands?

A: Adding friends in Game Center is a relatively easy process:

  1. Open the Game Center app
  2. Click on the Friends tab at the bottom of the screen
  3. In the top left corner of the screen you should see a small [+] button; tap it
  4. Type in the username of the user you want to add. Remember, you have to type in the exact username of the person you want to add, including capital letters, numbers and symbols. Note: You can add multiple usernames in this section to make adding lots of friends at once easier
  5. You can personalize the request message by tapping on the message box
  6. Lastly, tap the [Send] button in the top right corner of the page; and you’re done!

To visit your friends’ park, click on the Friends icon at the bottom of the screen in DragonVale, then simply tap the visit button next to the friend you’d like to visit.

Please note: it is NOT acceptable to request friends on the Wiki chat, or anywhere outside of the Friends page; if you’re looking for Gem buddies, why not take a look over there now.

Q: How do I add friends on Android devices?

A: Whilst Facebook used to be the only option through which Android users could friend others, a new friend code system has been put into place. Within the Friends section of the Social Menu, use the 'Invite Friends' button to find your unique Friend ID. Use the 'Add Friend' option to enter someone else's ID.

Q: Is it possible to get a _______ Dragon without gems?

A: Every single dragon can be obtained in-game without the use of gems. A common example of a dragon that many people think is unobtainable is the Air Dragon, but this dragon can be obtained by breeding a Fire Dragon with a Water Dragon.

Q: Other people's combinations for certain dragons don't work for me! Why not? And how can I breed a ______ Dragon?

A: Different people get dragons using different combinations. You could try using hybrid dragons. If you’re unsure on how to get a particular dragon, or just looking for a different combination to use, have a play in the sandbox here.

Q: When do my dragons change appearance?

A: The most drastic physical change occurs when a baby dragon becomes a juvenile dragon on level 4. Its size becomes a lot larger and its entire body changes significantly. At level 7, the appearance of the juvenile dragon changes slightly and becomes larger when it becomes an adult. At level 11, the dragon becomes larger in size and an orb of their primary element shows up above its head, which is replaced by a golden crown when they reach level 20. In twin dragons, who are born with a blue orb above their heads, the orb gains a yellow imprint of their primary element at level 11 whilst their crowns are coloured blue at level 20. Dragons which only have a single element (e.g. Plant dragons) are able to undergo an additional physical change upon reaching the 'Elder' state, which is achieved through feeding them one level past 20 (Level 21 equivalent). At this state, they become much larger and more vibrant, with the crown obtained at Level 20 changing to a tiara with effects corresponding to their element. This includes the Dargon dragon, which is also able to reach the Elder state despite not being one of the original Primary Element dragons.

You can change your dragons into babies and back again using the Fountain of Youth (they retain their level, currency generation, and any orb or crown earned). Adults changed into babies with the Fountain of Youth are slightly larger than normal babies, however.

Some dragons may also have differing forms depending on the time of day, such as the Nightbloom Dragon and the Wendigo Dragon. To allow a dragon to take on a certain form without the influence of the time of day, the Twilight Tower can be used to force your park into a state of day or night. The Enhancements feature can also change the look of some dragons through small additions to their appearance, which is achieved through the Altar of Altercation. Dragons which can be Enhanced in this way are listed within the Special section's 'Enhanced' category within the Dragonarium.

Q: Do any decorations have any beneficial purpose?

A: Aside from rewarding minimal experience and more visitors, they do not provide any benefit.

Q: Is there any other ways to get gems besides paying for them?

A: Yes. A friend may gift you a gem every 24 hours. Each player is given 3 gems to gift daily, so forming a group of four with three other active players can guarantee that each day you receive three gems. This can be changed if you have a Dragonsai Gifting Tree, Bush or similar which you can use to increase your gem sending limit (e.g. from 3 gems to 6), or during certain events (such as Into the Wild). For more information, please, visit the Gems page.

Q: Apart from giving free gems to a friend, is there any other way to earn free gems?

A: Yes. Gems can be won from the Colosseum, in the Dragon Track, or earned with Gemstone or Crystalline Dragons. They can also be earned through the visions at Tolzar’s Optical Oracle.

Q: Why is there a plus/minus next to my dragon's income? What does it mean?

A: You are referring to the effects of the elemental boosts. Elemental boosts have one element they will boost, adding to the DragonCash/min (the green plus). The elemental boosts affect the entire island they are placed on. Hybrid Dragons have two elements, and some Limited Dragons have three or four, so watch what dragons share the island with the boosts you place. As of August 7, 2014, boosts of the opposing element will no longer reduce a dragon's earnings, which used to be denoted by a red minus sign next to income.

Q: What is the best way to make money?

A: You gain DragonCash when you collect from your habitats, and when you use the social menu to visit a friend's park. Some other sources of DragonCash are the Colosseum, the Track, and completing Goals. Note: for more tips & tricks please visit our Strategies page.

Q: What is the best way to gain experience?

A: There are many different ways of earning experience, i.e. breeding and hatching eggs; for every egg you hatch, you will earn some experience. Note: for more tips & tricks please visit our Strategies page.

Q: Do the levels of each dragon matter in breeding?

A: Backflip Studios has indicated that dragons at level 11 or above increase the chances of breeding certain dragons. Below level 11, the level of dragons used to breed has no impact on the outcome. At level 11 - 15, a dragon's breeding odds increase to 'Slightly Better'; at level 16 - 20, breeding odds are changed to 'Better'. Elder dragons (see 'When do my dragons change appearance?') have 'Much Better' breeding odds.

Q: How do I raise my dragons past level 10? What are those orbs/crowns above some dragons?

A: For hybrid element dragons, the maximum level is 20 or the level of your park, whichever is lower. Hybrid Dragons which are level 11 or higher gain a floating orb above their heads, with a color and symbol that corresponds to their first element. This orb changes to a crown for dragons that are level 20. For single element dragons, the maximum level is 'Elder' (Level 21 equivalent). Elder dragons obtain a tiara with effects that correspond to their element and a new form.

Gemstone and Crystalline Dragons have a maximum level of 10, or the level of your park. Epic Dragons can only be levelled up to 10, unless one has a Relic of the Epics or a Monument of the Epics; each building raises the maximum level of your Epic Dragons by 5, for a maximum level of 20 with both.

Your dragon's maximum level is no longer restricted by your Shrines.

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