Flight Rising is a game where you take control of a Lair that is filled with dragons. One of the fun things you can do with your dragons is breed them. Personally, I always find it interesting to see what the baby dragons will look like.
There are several breeding Achievements that you can earn. I’ve made an effort to earn as many Achievements as I can (mostly because I think doing so is fun). The last breeding Achievement I needed to earn was the Crystal Clear Achievement. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.
Each of the breeding Achievements requires you to pair up two dragons who (hopefully) will produce at least one baby dragon that ends up with the gene that goes with the Achievement. In my experience, it seems that the most efficient way to do this is to select two parent dragons that both have the gene that you need their baby to inherit.
To earn the Crystal Clear Achievement, you need to have two dragons produce a baby who has the Gembond gene. With that in mind, I selected Laserbeak and Divine as the parent dragons.
Laserbeak is a male Imperial.
Primary: Silver Tiger
Secondary: Rose Seraph
Tertiary: Thistle Gembond
Divine is a female Fae.
Primary: Splash Tiger
Secondary: Splash Freckle
Tertiary: Splash Gembond
As you can see, these two parent dragons both have a Gembond tertiary gene. They are going to produce a baby that also has a Gembond tertiary gene. The only question would be which color the baby inherits: Thistle Gembond or Splash Gembond or a random color of Gembond.
I used the “Preview Offspring” tool to discover what the potential babies might look like. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, the tool is not a promise. It just shows what the babies might look like. You can hit “Preview Offspring” as many times as you like – it won’t have a direct outcome on what the baby dragons will end up looking like.
Wow! Those are some very colorful babies! If I wasn’t striving to earn a specific Achievement, I might have changed my mind about putting Laserbeak and Divine together as parent dragons. Some of these babies are kind of ugly. Others are an interesting combination of colors that didn’t look too bad. The important thing was that all of the previewed potential baby dragons had the Gembond gene.
Laserbeak and Divine produced one egg.
This was perfect! I only needed one baby to have Gembond in order to earn the Crystal Clear Achievement. There was no doubt in my mind that this baby would have it. I was also happy to see just one egg because I was, once again, running out of space in my Dragon Lair.
Here is a better look at this new baby dragon:
Gnarly is a male Fae.
Primary: Blue Tiger
Secondary: Purple Freckle
Tertiary: Lavender Gembond
I used the Random Name Generator to give him a name. “Gnarly” popped up and seemed fitting. It’s not that I think this dragon is ugly. He’s kind of…”ugly/cute”. The color combinations aren’t bad at all – but that’s a lot going on in one little dragon.
Here is what Gnarly looked like as an adult.
Gnarly definitely received the Gembond gene. Interestingly, his is Lavender. Neither of his parents had their Gembond gene in that color. Sometimes, a baby dragon can “inherit” genes that neither parent actually has. The baby dragon can end up with a color that sits next to the color of a parent dragon’s gene on a … gene color wheel (for lack of a better term).
I have now earned the Crystal Clear Achievement.
Crystal Clear: – Birth a hatchling that exhibits the Gembond Tertiary Gene – Points: 10 – Earned 2015-01-26
I have now earned all of the breeding Achievements that involve actually picking out two dragons and breeding them (in the hopes at least one baby would have the proper gene). All that is left for me now, with the Breeding Achievements, is to find (or purchase) dragon eggs that come from the Dragon Flights I’ve not yet obtained an egg from.
I don’t find those to be as much fun as the other kind of breeding Achievements. At the moment, I don’t really have much room left to put additional dragons. My plan is to try and find the remaining dragon eggs by doing Gathering in different Flight areas. Perhaps the eggs will randomly appear. I expect that this will take a long time to achieve.