Is there anyway to guarantee a character will Impress a dragon?
Entered by: Arolos BoD
Date: 2006-05-08 Relevant to: Arolos and DF
Summary: Yes and no. We do not guarantee Impression on the first or second try, for the simple reason that we hatch an average of twenty-something eggs every few months, and we often have over a hundred Candidates for those few eggs (for More on that see the Hatching FAQ). Additionally, our hatchlings come with character sheets of their own, and we try to match Candidates to dragons the way that dragons would choose a good match themselves. There have been many times when we've very much wanted to Impress a particular character but not had a hatchling that was compatible with him or her. However, if you are persistent, active, and not a constant headache for the BoD or other players, you can be sure that you'll Impress at least one Candidate after a clutch or two. The best advice is really to write them. We try to make Candidacy an interesting experience in and of itself, so that all your fun doesn't hinge on Impressing. A lot of players request that their Candidates not Impress the first time they're eligible, so that the writer can get a better grasp on the character and have fun as a Candidate.
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