Heroic race # 21 will begin in a few minutes and runs for the usual 11 days. Info on race and rewards are HERE. As with all previous races remember you have to REACH LAP 5 in order to qualify for the race rewards regardless of whether you are in first place or eighth place. For more info on qualification look HERE. Check HERE for node/lap requirements and pool times.
Some tips to help you race smartly and productively.
HEROIC RACE TIPS AND GUIDE
You are in a group of 8 players. To get the new dragon you must qualify by reaching lap 5 at least and be 1st in your race. However, there are prizes for runners up.
There are pools and wait times beginning at lap 8.5 (short wait times for pools are also on each lap (except 7) in node 5). We recommend checking the guide each time you begin a new node.
For breeding: Breed Terra and Terra (fastest combination) with low level parents, You can also breed sea x Poseidon, sea x sea or other basic dragons with at least one parent level 14 or less.
For hatching: Breed any combination above. Hatch and place. We found out that on pc or puffin buying terra eggs and placing them works also and is the quickest thing. For many players it also works to sell the eggs from the hatchery.
For feeding your dragons: Feed one of the hatches you did or breed another terra and terra to feed to level 7, then sell.
For collecting food: Grow the cheapest food and collect after 30 seconds. Repeat this until you have collected the full amount of points.
*For collecting gold: Go to a habitat that earns gold relatively quickly. Tap on the habitat. Tap on the collect gold button until you have collected your full amount of available points. Even if you collect 25 gold repeatedly, you will get the items. It makes also sense just to collect gold when it is needed for the race. Then you will get an item from almost each habitat. If you have the Midarian Tower completed, activate when it is available to replenish your gold production more quickly.
League battles: Fight ONLY the number required for your current task! If you run out of league battles, check the pools and wait times for the rest of your node tasks. If the waits are longer than your next league battle refill and you can afford to wait (nobody is gaining on you) then wait. Also, if your league battles take many gems to refill and it's only going to take a few gems to skip the rest of that task completely, buy the task out with a few gems.
PRO TIP: To avoid loosing progress when you are ready with everything, visit a neighbor or the Ancient World and return back to your islands to save the progress before you leave the game.
NOTE: Just because a racer is speeding along through the race does not mean the racer is a cheater or a hacker. There is a time delay with the animations of racers based on timer differences of when you last logged in and the progress racers have made. There are also many racers who choose to use gems to shorten their wait times to gain progress. Before accusing racers of being hackers or cheaters be sure this is not normal racing as opposed to what you assume is a cheater or hacker. If you feel the racer(s) is a hacker or cheater, report it through the support link within the game. Give the Customer Service department as much info as possible for them to review to determine if this is a legitimate racer or hacker.
Good luck to all racers!!!!
Added Spreadsheet for pools and waiting times. Many thanks to Pigeona Aurovia