So, what’s next on the schedule? (Part 4 NEW for 2020)

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  • #1600871
    drag0nfeathers
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    The only tough thing I foresee about messaging about your favorite dragon is that so many people will want the same one and it will turn into hours and hours of messaging back and forth on Windstone’s part. The live streams were chaos but at least it got a lot of selecting done in a small period of time. Perhaps having as many of the “grab bag style” dragons done ahead of time before the kickstarter goes live along with going by backer number would be the most streamline way for folks to make selections that would also be the easiest for Windstone. .Ex, backer number 1 gets to pick 1st, followed by backer 2, backer 3, etc. The only troublesome thing is waiting for responses from the backers in a timely manner. I suppose it all sounds good in theory but after about an hour of that it would find a way to also become mayhem.

    Too bad there wasn’t an easier way of just putting a high resolution image in the store with a live link on each photo and folks could buy them right off of the image and then once one was sold it was greyed out or something. Similar to the special select grab bag cougars but on a much larger scale.

    I do also like the idea of some Kickstarter exclusive colors. Sounds fun.

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    #1600987
    Melody
    Keymaster

    The only tough thing I foresee about messaging about your favorite dragon is that so many people will want the same one and it will turn into hours and hours of messaging back and forth on Windstone’s part. The live streams were chaos but at least it got a lot of selecting done in a small period of time. Perhaps having as many of the “grab bag style” dragons done ahead of time before the kickstarter goes live along with going by backer number would be the most streamline way for folks to make selections that would also be the easiest for Windstone. .Ex, backer number 1 gets to pick 1st, followed by backer 2, backer 3, etc. The only troublesome thing is waiting for responses from the backers in a timely manner. I suppose it all sounds good in theory but after about an hour of that it would find a way to also become mayhem.

    Too bad there wasn’t an easier way of just putting a high resolution image in the store with a live link on each photo and folks could buy them right off of the image and then once one was sold it was greyed out or something. Similar to the special select grab bag cougars but on a much larger scale.

    I do also like the idea of some Kickstarter exclusive colors. Sounds fun.

    I was planning to go by message order, rather than backer number for claiming dragons because if backer number 4 (for example) doesn’t quickly choose one, everybody else in the queue will have to wait for them. That would be a nightmare.
    I wish there was some kind of interactive group Pic I could use to sell individual things! There isn’t any way to do that, that I know of.

    #1600989
    Kim
    Participant

    I found this picture of some more of the dragons online. I like colour combos like these too!

    dragons_by_reptangle_dd9kh0i-fullview

    Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!

    #1600994
    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    MELODY WROTE: “I was planning to go by message order, rather than backer number for claiming dragons because if backer number 4 (for example) doesn’t quickly choose one, everybody else in the queue will have to wait for them. That would be a nightmare.
    I wish there was some kind of interactive group Pic I could use to sell individual things! There isn’t any way to do that, that I know of.”

    Maybe the best way would be to repost photos with X’d out, or ‘Claimed’ written over the dragons. Perhaps on a weekly basis or something like twice weekly at the beginning, when a large number might be claimed at first. Then you wouldn’t need to keep taking updated photographs and backers can view the ones that remain ‘open’ to claim.

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    #1600995
    Angelika_Zen
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    Wow! They look amazing! I am anxious for these nameless dragons!

    I just wanted to add something about people changing their minds about their choice and swapping them for different dragons half way through selection. A part of me is like ya, let them, within reason. 80% of me says no because let’s say person A picks dragon 32…. 5 other people want dragon 32 so they pick the next best thing…half way through selection, person A releases dragon 32 and picks something else…those 5 other people are no longer watching and their top choice just became available. If I were one of those 5 people and found out later that my favourite one became available after the fact, I know i would be really disappointed. I feel like it’s allowing person A to “reserve them until something better comes along” that way they can pick a whole bunch with no intention of keeping all of them, and it just ensures that they get the best of the best without committing. Does that make sense to anyone? I remember this happening with the Poads, and I didnt agreee with it then either. Unless im not understanding how this one will run, if different than the first. Kidstarter is kinda foreign to me. The Poads were my first experience with ks.

    I also agree the selection order should be by message and not by backer number.

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    #1600996
    LZ
    Participant

    Ah ha! We finally see the left side! 😉

    Looking for...

    Sitting young oriental dragon koi gold and white

    #1600997
    LZ
    Participant

    Wow! They look amazing! I am anxious for these nameless dragons!

    I just wanted to add something about people changing their minds about their choice and swapping them for different dragons half way through selection. A part of me is like ya, let them, within reason. 80% of me says no because let’s say person A picks dragon 32…. 5 other people want dragon 32 so they pick the next best thing…half way through selection, person A releases dragon 32 and picks something else…those 5 other people are no longer watching and their top choice just became available. If I were one of those 5 people and found out later that my favourite one became available after the fact, I know i would be really disappointed. I feel like it’s allowing person A to “reserve them until something better comes along” that way they can pick a whole bunch with no intention of keeping all of them, and it just ensures that they get the best of the best without committing. Does that make sense to anyone? I remember this happening with the Poads, and I didnt agreee with it then either. Unless im not understanding how this one will run, if different than the first. Kidstarter is kinda foreign to me. The Poads were my first experience with ks.

    I also agree the selection order should be by message and not by backer number.

    Exactly. Letting people change their minds is unfair to everyone else involved.

    Looking for...

    Sitting young oriental dragon koi gold and white

    #1601001
    Setsunawolf
    Participant

    I agree with first message as well. Backer number isn’t fair because it excludes people who join later, either because they didn’t know or they weren’t sure they would be able to participate.
    I also agree with not being to changing your mind and swap out. Be prepared to keep the one you pick. You are defintly getting one you like, so no one can complain they don’t like their dragon. If at the end you find one you like better you can always trade for it, or if it hasn’t been claimed maybe then you could swap out. But no swapsies will help streamline this for Susie and Windstone.

    Looking for Blue Fawn Baby Kirin
    Peacock Kinglet

    #1601007
    BigCatKeeper
    Participant

    I found this picture of some more of the dragons online. I like colour combos like these too!

    dragons_by_reptangle_dd9kh0i-fullview

    That was the pictures I was remembering! Thanks for digging it up, Kim. The one in the middle is to die for!

    And Angelika, you perfectly articulated my feelings on why swapping can be especially problematic. It would be amazing to switch in an ideal situation (i.e., being the only buyer) but when so many others are also involved, the con’s just outweigh the pro’s. Both for other buys and for the Windstone staff. Luckily, the community here is active and communicative enough that swapping afterwards is still an option.

    #1601066
    etruscan
    Participant

    I’ve been thinking about the new dragon’s name-to-be, and although I DO like “Treasure Keeper”, I feel like it doesn’t quite fit…Secret Keepers have a front paw up…Mini Keepers have a front paw up…see where I’m going with this? The Keeper dragons should all be “keeping” something, shouldn’t they? Just my thoughts on the matter 🙂

    Well, he is going to be guarding a glass sphere tucked under his body. Presumably he plans on keeping it.

    #1601067
    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Message number would work if there was an actual time stamp or something like that, I wasn’t aware of their messaging system having features like that but I suppose that would make sense for them to have some sort of feature like that so you know who claimed what first.

    I also love that dragon in the center of that threesome <3 Very cool color combination. I’m going to need to claim about a dozen of these guys by the looks of it. LOL! I ended up with 23 Poads by the end of the last Kickstarter. I wonder if I can break that previous record! LOL!

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    Zebra Cuttlefish Male Griffin and Kirin Family
    Caribbean Sitting Spectral
    Siphlophis Male Dragon
    Arc-en-ciel Emperor
    Dragon Quail Old Warrior
    Emerald Tabby Male Griffin
    Betta Sun and Male Dragon
    Barn Swallow, Dreamscape, Orion, Poison Dart, and Fireberry Dragons

    #1601068
    Setsunawolf
    Participant

    Nestling Keeper or Nessling Keeper. Since the sphere looks like an egg.

    Looking for Blue Fawn Baby Kirin
    Peacock Kinglet

    #1601070
    StormDancer
    Participant

    Well perhaps Mystic Keeper might work since he has kept his name a mystery for so long!

    Looking for:
    "COSMIC SHIFT #1 ORIENTAL DRAGON" and "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"

    #1601071
    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    I believe that the Kickstarter messages do have a date and time stamp when you post them. And for those who don’t know, KS messages can be sent directly to the Artist (and visa versa), or posted within the Kickstarter’s ‘Comments’ section (or it may be entitled ‘Community’?) where everyone sees them and can respond to them.

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1601074
    Setsunawolf
    Participant

    Mystery Keeper? Arcane Keeper?

    Looking for Blue Fawn Baby Kirin
    Peacock Kinglet

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