Eggs and hatchlings can become sick and die. There are two different reasons for this, both relating to the amount of views/clicks it has earned. Softshell/sickness will not prevent your dragons from growing up, but one should get rid of the sickness as soon as possible to ensure that your dragons reach maturity.
Is My Dragon Sick?
To tell if your dragon is sick, look on its personal statistics page. Underneath the description will be one of two messages (depending on whether the sick dragon is in the egg or hatchling stage). Additionally, there will be a message at the top of your scroll telling you if a dragon is sick.
- If your egg has softshell, this message will appear underneath:
- "The shell of the egg seems soft, as though there's something wrong with it."
- If your hatchling is ill, this message will appear:
- "The hatchling seems sick. It hasn't been eating lately and it doesn't move very much."
Causes and SolutionsEdit
The type of sickness your egg/hatchling is suffering from can be easily determined by looking at its stats on your scroll.
- Your egg/hatchling has received too many views in too short a time:
- This is the most common cause of sickness and soft shell, and generally occurs during the first or second day of an egg/hatchling's growth. To fix this, simply fog your egg/hatchling to prevent it from being viewed. It's generally accepted that sickness and soft shell will go away in 24 hours, though shorter healing times have occurred. Putting your eggs or hatchlings on 2 or more click sites may cause this type of sickness.
Type B (removed)Edit
- Your egg/hatchling has more clicks than unique views:
- Previously, when breeding, you could get a second type of sickness where on occasion your egg/hatchling will get a click from you clicking on it but, for some reason, the initial view didn't register. This was relatively easy to fix, by simply clicking your scroll link at the top of your scroll to register a view and unique view for your egg. If this didn't work for whatever reason, you would place your egg/hatchling in a forum or on a click site where people could view it.
Essentially, the goal is to get views and clicks for your dragon(s), but also to space them out so they're not getting killed from over-viewing. Keep an eye on your dragon(s) and check them daily (or at least once every two days) to monitor for sickness.
Many experienced dragon-tenders do not attempt to collect views for their eggs (either by not posting them anywhere or by fogging them) before they have reached six days left, as eggs in their first day are more susceptible to sickness and often need fewer views to become sick.