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Help / Info Topics
Using Fansites (also known as Clicksites)
There are some important facts you need to remember when you use a fansite.
First, fansites do not work without your help!
Fansites do not generate views/clicks automatically. They only display the dragons so people can easily help. For your dragons to gain views, people (including you!) need to use the viewers regularly.
Second, looking after your dragons is your responsibility.
Many fansites help you take care of your dragons by showing all their information in one place. This site's daycare also has the option to check all your dragons for sickness with a single click. However, fogging your dragons if they are sick, or adding them to the ER if they are running out of time, or any other similar task, is still up to you. They are your dragons, so show them some love!
Using The Allure of Neglected Dragons
Having trouble understanding the site? Start by determining if your dragon is an "emergency".
The ND Daycare is for growing dragons of all ages.
First submit your scroll name. In the following table, you can select which dragons you want to add by checking the corresponding box, or you can remove a previously added dragon by unchecking the box. You can also add emergency dragons to the ER, if you would like — just check the "Add to ER" box. When you are finished, click "Update Dragons" to save your changes.
At the ND ER, anything with 4 days or less will be accepted.
You can choose whether you want your dragon(s) to be added to the ER, or skip the ER and only have them auto-refresh. To add them to the ER, simply submit your code(s) using any (or all) of the boxes, and they will be added and refresh once per second in the smaller box(es). Otherwise, select "Refresh; don't ER" and they will skip the ER, but still auto-refresh.
The Extras page has several aids for neglected experimenters.
Most notable are the ND-only ARs, which only accept ND experiments or severe emergencies with 2 hours or less. The ND ARs are purely auto-refreshers — using them will not add your dragon(s) to the ER.
To reset a single AR box (stop refreshing it), submit a blank code. The remaining boxes will still refresh as usual.
To reset all boxes at once, click the provided button.
Resetting the box(es) will not remove the dragon(s) from the ER.
Site clean-up happens automatically every half hour.
You can also help keep the site clean through the stars on both the Main Viewer and the Popup Viewer. ERs may be removed early by fogging the dragon, and then clicking its clean-up star.
The "OV:UV Ratio" column in the Daycare is merely for information. It shows how many Overall Views a dragon has for every Unique View it has gained. No ratio is better than any other — some people prefer to stay as close to 1:1 as possible, while others aim for 15:1 (the highest DC will allow). In both cases, dragons can reach adulthood with no trouble.
Ratios do affect how many of a given type of views a dragon needs, however. With a lower ratio, the dragon will need more UVs, but fewer OVs, in order to grow on time. Higher ratios need fewer UVs, but many more OVs. It is a trade-off, but as long as there are enough of both types of views, the dragon will grow. And if there are too many of either/both types of views, the dragon will get sick, regardless of how high or low the ratio is — a dragon with a 1:1 ratio is just as able to get sick as a dragon with a 15:1 ratio.
Dragon Cave Time
Check the clock info page if you are having trouble with timezones or the Dragon Cave clock.
The List of Active Fansites is useful if you need an extra place to post your dragons.
Key information is listed for every site, so finding one that suits your style is quick and easy. (Opens in a new window.)
History of Dragon Cave
A comprehensive Dragon Cave History is available to everyone, thanks to codyne.
It covers release dates and other historic events, all the way back to DC's opening in 2006. (Opens in a new window.)
If you like this site, help spread the word! Tell your friends! Post a link in your forum signature!
There are already several buttons and banners for you to choose from (including NDER-specific and Extras-specific ones, which link directly to the relevant pages), as you can see below.
Post art in DC Forum's AoND thread, if you would like to share it with others.
Feel free to make as many buttons and banners as you would like. The more, the merrier! (Opens in a new window.)