The Night of the Nocturne festival in Flight Rising took place at the end of December of 2014 (and the very beginning of January 2015). At the time, the Nocturne breed of dragons was brand new – and everybody wanted some. They were difficult to obtain.

Naturally, people took advantage of this and quickly bred some Nocturne babies to sell on the Auction House (for high prices).  It made sense to do that.

It’s been a few months since then, and I decided to breed my two Nocturne dragons. The prices on Nocturnes had dropped… a little bit. Somebody out there who wanted one of the new breed of dragons might be able to afford them now. Here’s what happened with the baby Nocturnes I put on the Auction House.  All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

I’ve only got two Nocturne dragons. One is male, and the other is female. That’s all I needed in order to breed up some Nocturne babies. My plan was to breed some babies, sell them on the Auction House, and give other players the opportunity to get a Nocturne dragon (if they didn’t already have some). If the babies sold quickly, and for a reasonably good price, I was considering breeding more to sell.

Cinnamon is a female Nocturne.
Primary: Rust Basic
Secondary: Carmine Basic
Tertiary: Royal Basic

Eveningstar is a male Nocturne.
Primary: Denim Basic
Secondary: Emerald Basic
Tertiary: Caribbean Basic

As you can see, these dragons have random genes.  Neither one of them has so much as one special gene.  The babies they produced would end up with all Basic genes, too.  In other words, my two Nocturne dragons were not going to produce amazingly gened babies.  But, they could potentially produce some cute ones that might appeal to a player who didn’t have any Nocturne dragons in their Lair.

I like to use the Preview Offspring tool to get a glimpse of what the babies might look like.  If the babies were all “eyesores”, I would reconsider this plan.

It appears that this pair might produce some babies that looked like they were all one color.  Or, that at least weren’t incredibly ugly.

 Cinnamon and Eveningstar produced 3 eggs.

The hatchlings weren’t too bad at all!

In the past, I’ve named baby dragons before putting them on the Auction House.  This time, I didn’t do that.  I figured if somebody out there really wanted a Nocturne they might be deterred from buying one that had already been given a name.   Each baby Nocturne went on the Auction House for 10,000 Treasure.

Unnamed 1 is a female Nocturne.
Primary: Chocolate Basic
Secondary: Rust Basic
Tertiary: Caribbean Basic

Unnamed 2 is a female Nocturne.
Primary: Rust Basic
Secondary: Forest Basic
Tertiary: Stonewash Basic

Unnamed 3 is a male Nocturne.
Primary: Sunshine Basic
Secondary: Ivory Basic
Tertiary: Azure Basic

All three of these little cuties went into the Auction House… and came right back to me the next day.  I lowered the price to 9,000 Treasure and put them back on the Auction House for one more day.  That seemed to be the right price!   All three sold.  Unnamed 2 was given the name Verismo.

It seemed like things worked out.  Somebody wanted all three Nocturne babies.  Then, I realized that the reason they wanted them was to exalt them.  All three got exalted to the Icewarden.

The way I see it, once I sell a dragon – it is no longer mine.  I’m not upset that the Nocturne babies got exalted.  This was an experiment.  I wanted to find out if selling Nocturne babies would enable other players, who didn’t have any Nocturnes, to obtain some.  My baby dragons didn’t sell on the first try.  I had to lower the price and try again.  When they sold, they became “exalt fodder”.

This tells me that breeding up a bunch of Nocturnes and selling them on the Auction House is probably more effort than it is worth.  It appears that the “market” isn’t desiring Nocturne dragons anymore.  Or, it could be that my Basic gened dragons are simply not that interesting (especially with plenty of other ones on the Auction House that have several special genes).  From this, I’ve learned that becoming a Nocturne dragon breeder isn’t a good choice for me.

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