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[Ice Flight Hub] About Ice
Jun 18, 2016 03:11:18

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Current Events wrote:
Welcome new Icicles! Don't forget to check out the Ice Flight Mentor program if you're looking for some assistance!

Ever wondered what happens on that mysterious Southern Icefield? Hopefully we can answer some of those questions frozen in your mind! Within this discussion hub you'll find a flurry of information provided by those who have braved the ice and chill down south. We'll share what our idea of Ice Flight is and give you a small tour of our domain.

If there something you're still curious about feel free to ping any of the following Icicles. We'd be happy to discuss our flight with you! Any Icicles are welcome to answer questions of course, not just the ones listed here.

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Thanks go to Fire Flight for the original idea,
and many thanks to the following Icicles for helping put this together! CelestialJelly, Thoracosaurus, GrecianZephyrus, Moonpiebandit, WingedClaymore, jbapple, ZaiaFantasy, D0CT0RD, SalamanderPie, Undermom, CaptainCrackers, AbstractAlgebra, snoweagle, Surpirate, Craneoflores, mibykurl, qwigoqwaga, divider by CinnamonThief, ice driftwood and ice banner by Osiem, and probably many more since you're all so helpful ;-;
[Ice Flight Hub] About Ice
Jun 18, 2016 03:11:28

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General Information
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Introducing our favorite deity... the one, the only, Icewarden!


We love our papa. He keeps us safe from all the boogie monsters he keeps locked away in his fortress. We tend to call him Icepop, Popscicle, Icedad, and Lord Legwarmers. He's the fluffiest of all the deities, and he has smol elf ears. Icedad please love us

We reside in the lovely Southern Icefield, where we lounge around in warm blankets sipping our favorite hot beverages when we're not pushing for dom. And also when we are pushing for dom. So, uh, all the time. We're pretty chill!

Some people think we are cold and heartless, but that is far from the truth, as we know how important it is to support our fellow Icicles! Sometimes this support comes in the form of cat gifs and/or puns, which we have large collections of. Icicles tend to enjoy breeding beautiful dragons and pushing for dom with all their might!

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Icepop has given our hatchlings beautiful, light blue eyes and matching eggs. They're as cool as we are! They're considered the most neutral eyes on the site. That's not to say they go with everything, but they don't clash as much as other eye colors tend to. Because of this, we tend to loan out nests to players in other flights who don't quite share our dom enthusiasm but do love our eye color.

Did you know that Tundras are the official Ice breed? That's right, those cuddly little fur monsters came from the Southern Icefields! They take after Icedad. Just imagine how much cuter they'll be in their winter coats and come visit us!
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Every January we throw a big celebration - the Crystalline Gala (also known as the Gla)! During that time we party harder than most days. We even throw a party twice a year, because we just can't get enough! We've also got fluffy, frozen treasure chests and we show off Popsicle's super magical abilities because- well... just look at our currency of choice:
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This snow never melts! Our Icedad is so powerful he can make snow that never melts and at the same time run a fortress that keeps the rest of Sornieth safe from dangerous beasties. Have you ever seen an Emperor before? No? You're welcome!

We love our icy lore and subspecies! We keep all of our official subspecies neatly organized and easy to find in the Cryo Center. We have a wide variety of different subspecies to choose from - ranging from cuddly animals of the tundra to spooky undead prisoners! You can view all our official pairings now by clicking on the banner below. There are always more subspecies in development so be sure to peek back now and then or request to be added to the ping list.

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If you enjoy writing lore, the mysterious and formidable Fortress of Ends and Southern Icefields are amazing prompts. Our lore can range from cute and cuddly to nightmare fuel depending on the Icicle writing it, as everyone interprets it a little differently here.
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Jun 18, 2016 03:11:31

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The Ice Flight community is very warm and welcoming. New Icicles are greeted with an avalanche of puns, blankets and a warm beverage. If you ever need to vent, you will more than likely get a response from your fellow Icicles offering support and advice. On average the Ice community tends to be older, and there is a distinct lack of memes.

We also offer the option to take our socializing beyond the forums with both Skype and Discord groups! Our Discord features the ever popular Cat Appreciation Club, where Icicles can swoon over adorable cats and non-cats together.

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We love to stay organized! The Southern Icefield is a big place and it's easy to lose threads in all the snow that's constantly blowing around. We have a handy labeling system which we encourage others to follow to help easily identify posts. There is also a thread tracker, which will help you find any important thread you have lost!

It typically takes a couple days before a thread is buried in our forums. If you miss a day of browsing you won't feel like you've missed out as it's easy to catch up. During dom pushes it might feel a bit more quiet than usual, since most people have their noses buried in the coli. Even with over 30,000 members, we are certainly less chatty than larger flights.

Our forums are full of games, hubs, services, support groups, and more! The games run long and there are always new games popping up (which is why our thread tracking comes in handy!). Here are some previews of a few of our hubs and services:

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Lore Hub
The Lore Hub is a project to make the Southern Icefield feel more populated- a place where people can log their lore and have their clans interact with other clans. Travelling dragons, traders, all sorts flock to the Snowed Inn to post want ads, offer services, and even just to connect with other dragons.

We have a map which pinpoints each lair's location as well, which will eventually show the locations of subspecies.

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Birthday Club
The Icicle Birthday club is just a way to celebrate the wonderful Icicles we have in our flight. Drawings are held monthly for that month's birthdays and include prize packs of dragons, apparel, familiars, food, and art. We have enough birthdays to cover nearly every single day of the year, some days sharing Icicles! We love to have ways to show our flight members how much we appreciate them!

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Aurora Borealis
The Aurora Borealis is an in-flight community created to give support to Ice Flight's LGBT+/MOGAI members and allies! It is a safe space to talk about anything from personal life experiences to simple name and pronouns Q&A's! Our community has a wide range of members, from all different backgrounds and orientations- allowing us to co-support each other with whatever issues may come up! But wait, that's not all! We also often host community wide contests and events with some pretty cool prizes! If any (or all) of these things sound like something you'd like to be apart of, scurry on over to our forum! We'd love to have you join our family!


We also have a food bank, apparel bank, familiar bank, creative icicles club, Cards Against Humanity games, and many dom-related resources!
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Jun 18, 2016 03:11:36

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We love our Icepop very much, and we always try to impress him by sending him dragons to help him in his Fortress. Maybe one day we will send enough help that he can talk to us again.

We're pretty passionate about our dom, and even though we don't push as much as Light or Plague, some Icicles exalt year round! When a push starts, we don our traditional wolf capes and run like a well-oiled machine. Our flight has the third-most wins overall in Dominance. When we push we go all out!

We've got many services and systems in place to keep things running smoothly and plenty of warm beverages and cat gifs to keep the motivation high! Entertaining each other also helps keep us sane - teamwork!

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If cocoa and cats aren't motivating enough for you, we offer personalized badges for you to claim based on your dom contributions, and each conquest push comes with special edition mini-badges for those who meet certain requirements. Gotta collect 'em all!

Badges alone not your thing? Claim our special dom currency through completing dom-related tasks, then turn them in for items, mini badges, adoptables, art, and more!

If you're a competitive sort of person, we also run intra-flight competitions where you can compete in teams or solo against your fellow Icicles to win sweet prizes and bragging rights.

We understand that such serious doming and battling in the coliseum can be overwhelming to some folks, so we're always prepared to offer advice and assistance when needed! We love teaching folks about dom, and we have many services available for those fresh to dom to help you strengthen your team. We've got guides, coli training assistance, real-time feedback over Discord, Lvl 25 lending, coli challenges where you can earn discounted battle stones (because we all know those cost an arm and a leg now-a-days!), and more! Here are some previews:

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Initiative
This is a community initiative to help get wolf capes to newbies who are interested in dominance. It's primarily a shop that runs on donations. We also have a side "service" where we host loaner capes- where veteran players can loan out wolf capes to newbies for dominance weeks.

Wolf capes are just for fun flavor, which is why it is so small. But I do have a number of wolf capes in stock, including 1 Winter Wolf Cape. (I also almost have enough wolf pelts to get another Winter Wolf Cape from Swipp!)

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Ice's Dragon Lending Service can help you get a jump start on training up a team of dragons, searching for chests during festivals, and even training fodder during Dom pushes if you lack a team of your own. Terms and conditions apply to protect our loaner warriors!

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The Coliseum Challenge offers advice and encouragement to Ice Flight members as they work to raise their first team of dragons to level 25. We start with advice on how to earn enough treasure to afford the necessary battle stones and how to pick your team, and then we encourage progress with rewards along the way. Registered participants are also offered the opportunity to purchase select discounted battle stones at designated team levels. This initiative relies on donations of battle stones from flight members who are interested in helping players new to the coliseum raise a team for fun and profit - and oh, yes, we do hope they will join in Dom efforts, too!

We also try to keep dom as flexible as possible. Icicles are not required but are instead encouraged to participate in dom. We have many different ways to contribute towards dom pushes, so if you can't or won't step foot in the coliseum that's also fine! Maybe you will find fodder breeding more enjoyable? Or perhaps you prefer lending out your spare lair space to trainers so they can store up their fodder before a push? Or perhaps something else? If you want to help contribute simply ask, as we can help you decide what fits you best!

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[Ice Flight Hub] About Ice
Jun 18, 2016 03:11:39

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Emperors wrote on 2016-07-11:
OK, yes, I talk about Ice a lot and if you've been here for a while, you've probably read my ramblings a few times already. But I'll do it yet again cause I'm annoyingly idealistic like that lol

I was just talking about the niceness in the Ice flight ever since I've moved here and no, I'll never shut up about it cause it's one of our most valuable treasures and it's worth cherishing it. Maybe you're new and you're still finding your way around the forums and stuff but chances are you'll eventually be surprised by someone helping you out in a way you didn't expect, be it with compliments, words of support, that item you wanted or that one dragon you can't afford right now but that you want so badly! I've had all these happen to me.

When I was on my lowest points, Icicles helped me get back on my feet. Sometimes they simply got me the most unbelievable gifts out of sheer niceness and simple words like "because you're nice and you help make Ice a good place" as if they didn't need any other reason to give me a precious dragon/item/accent/familiar that I most definitely would not be able to afford otherwise at the time.

If you look around the forums, you'll see it happening on a daily basis, from the smallest to the most notable things and I think that's just beyond awesome. I'm just one person among so many and I know there are even more stories like this happening that I'm not even aware of. Dom itself is a clear example of that.

Whenever there's a discussion about the values behind Dom battles, you'll inevitably run into icicles talking about their flight pride - about the genuine desire to spend time, effort and gems/treasure just to fight the good fight with those who share this home with us. Yes, so many of us go bankrupt and yes sometimes we still lose but damn, it can't ever be said that we don't put up a fight nor that we don't give our best for each other. I love that. I'm so proud of that.

Sure, our forums are nowhere near as fast as some other flights but the bonds that end up being formed here in our quiet forums are so often meaningful. You smile because X got a new job even though you never talked to them because you're in the same flight and good news are naturally uplifting - before you know it, you realize you sort of befriended them just out of seeing their posts every now and then. When icicles do get to know each other and bond for real, it's even more amazing because you see the friendships developing and you find yourself eventually realizing how odd it is that you once thought of Y as a stranger when you can hardly imagine not suffering over virtual dragons with them.

I know this must have reached full rambling status by now and I'm sorry, but my point is that I'm so happy this flight exists and I'm so happy to be a part of it. If you haven't seen this side of Ice yet, I hope you will because it sure is worth it. <3



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CAT GIFS BROUGHT ON!
As you wanted @Maltshakes
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Watch out, PRINTER!

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Roar!

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Playing Clash of Clans! Woo-hoo!

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How ya doin', fellow Icicles?



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Ice Flight best flight <3 Please love us Icepapa!

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We must please Lord Fluffylegs!

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For you, @Maltshakes ^-^
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[Ice Flight Hub] About Ice
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Omg cats !
If I didn't like Fire flight as I do, I would go to ice instantly. Because, you know. Tundra fluff and cats <3
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Fluff! <3 XD
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