Firstly, we would like to thank you for all your feedback and comments about the latest changes in Dragon City. It is great to see that you appreciate improvements like the gold collection tooltip, the building upgrade notifier and of course all of the new DragonBook filters and improved search bar!
Secondly, we would like to share some thoughts with you regarding the current Heroic Race:
As you know we have been working hard to stop hacking in Dragon City
This Heroic Race has many changes behind the scenes to prevent hacking and based on our data and monitoring of the top racers it looks like they are working.
We have seen the screenshots and videos of players at lap 51 - after checking the accounts involved we can confirm these are from players who have used exploits to progress “offline” but will have no impact on the legitimate players in their races (they are all still on lap 1)
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us sharing positives comments and reactions about the hacking prevention efforts so far. We will continue this work and we hope we can count on your help and support as we fight the good fight.
We also want to talk about some side effects of our hack prevention efforts and misunderstandings that have been created:
Metal and Ice Social Habitats: Players cannot request help to open these buildings.
We will be changing these habitats to make them purchasable with gold only. Once purchased, you will no longer need to request friend help or spend gems to complete them. They will act exactly the same as ALL other habitats in the game!
Friends challenge - Rank up: Dragon rank increases after the challenge battle but is gone after logging back into the game. We understand the frustration that this may have caused you and we want to apologize for it.
This feature was exploited by hackers and as part of our fight against hackers, we have TEMPORARILY deactivated the rank up benefit of Friends Challenge battles. We will be returning the rank up to Friend Challenge battles soon - stay tuned for more info!
Dragon Market and Gift request/accept: players can send requests but not accept them.
Some weeks ago we announced that the tavern and the sending gifts feature were leaving the islands (these two features were rarely used by real players but often the source of many hacks). The Dragon Market and the gift requests are also a source of hacks plus we know that they haven’t worked properly for many players for a long time. The team are looking at options to maintain the benefits of these features but without the bugs and hacking problems.
That’s all for now, Dragon Masters. Stay tuned and once again, thank you very much for all your feedback.
Have a great day and see you back on the islands.