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Discovery of Meridell Day
  • Posted by Dave
  • Posted on August 2, 2022, 3:24 pm NST

A pair of Royal Vandagyres are a late addition to Discovery of Meridell Day! Both these colours are now active:

Royal Boy | Royal Girl
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There are 41 comments below. Add yours!

1jediboy, August 2, 2022 3:30 PM NST
*Ride of the Val-Kyriis plays*

Bum, ba-da-bum, bum!
Bum, ba-da-bum, bum!
Bum, ba-da-BUM, bum!
Ba-da, ba-duuum!

Bum, ba-da-bum, bum!
Bum, ba-da-bum, bum!
Bum, ba-da-BUM, bum!

mavegibson, August 2, 2022 3:55 PM NST

galifan, August 2, 2022 3:57 PM NST
Hojotoho! Hojotoho!
Heiaha! Heiaha! Hojotoho! Heiaha!
coryldork, August 2, 2022 4:05 PM NST
Very cute! I wish the base lineart and the clothing lineart meshed together a little better, though.
shad0wofadoubt, August 2, 2022 4:10 PM NST
Love that shade of pink pastel for the boy.
roshchodesh, August 2, 2022 4:10 PM NST
@1jediboy and @galifan
GREAT SINGING! Bridgett would be proud!!!!
Bravo! Encore!
mavegibson, August 2, 2022 4:40 PM NST
@coryldork - I agree, the colors of the clothing are not contrasty enough and look a bit washed out. I also dislike both staves, but I wouldn't likely use them much anyway.
contessa, August 2, 2022 4:56 PM NST
These are really cute!
zebshep, August 2, 2022 5:08 PM NST
Yay! A cute color that I can't even use as I can't reset my password.
trista, August 2, 2022 5:44 PM NST
Still no Royal Chia
sosoeuso, August 2, 2022 6:50 PM NST
oooooh those are so cuuuute!!
inkpot, August 2, 2022 6:58 PM NST
i love these.
quailbat - JN Staff, August 2, 2022 8:17 PM NST
Now still just waiting on those petpets from yesterday to be activated on the site
1jediboy, August 2, 2022 8:34 PM NST
*takes a bow for Rosh* ☺️
1jediboy, August 2, 2022 8:36 PM NST
*claps for fellow singer galifan* 👏👏👏😊
apophis324, August 2, 2022 11:42 PM NST
Something is off about the helmets. Must be the perspective again. Other than that, neat colour. Not necessarily as royal-looking as other colours, but still cool in its own right.

Why are they holding needles? Very.. long... needles?
biediep, August 3, 2022 12:11 AM NST
Judging by the comments I'm guessing I'm missing something... And as someone who doesn't get the reference(?) I'm pretty disappointing by these. At least the male has a decent base color I guess.
apophis324, August 3, 2022 12:50 AM NST
@biediep: I think they went for more Nordic "royalty". You know.. viking stuff. Of course the old Norse usually didn't have actual kings, but rather a chief if I am not mistaken.

Could also be Gaulish..
recklesse, August 3, 2022 9:14 AM NST
Actually there were scandinavian kings during the viking age. If you read some of the Icelandic sagas you will see that vikings would bring tribute back to the king in exchange for land, titles and preferment.
ifloatupwards, August 3, 2022 10:11 AM NST
I bought a Royal PB for nothing. Ew.
mavegibson, August 3, 2022 10:24 AM NST
I had planned to paint for the clothes but now that I know the necklaces are attached to the shirts, I guess I'll pass...

mavegibson, August 3, 2022 10:26 AM NST
Also, you can't wear a wig with either of the helmets/headdresses.

Why can Vandagyres never get the best artists to do their colors?

xxstarl1ghtxx, August 3, 2022 4:54 PM NST
I definitely wish the outfits and colors meshed together better. I think it's the black lineart on the Vandagyre compared to the thin, colored lineart of the outfits. They look like outfits made with a totally different color in mind, not a matching set. The outfits and colors independently still look cool, though.
apophis324, August 4, 2022 12:13 AM NST
@recklesse: Thank you for correcting me. Was I at least correct in stating that villages were less concerned about their monarch than their chief?
potential_ruler, August 4, 2022 8:03 AM NST
The male version has a yellow on it's face that is supposed to be pink like the rest of his body. The female version is yellow, but somehow the female face made it to the male versions face. Am I making sense? Does anyone else see that?
potential_ruler, August 4, 2022 8:03 AM NST
The male version has a yellow on it's face that is supposed to be pink like the rest of his body. The female version is yellow, but somehow the female face made it to the male versions face. Am I making sense? Does anyone else see that?
apophis324, August 4, 2022 8:50 AM NST
@potential_ruler: You mean to say that the Royal Boy Vandagyre has purple accents in its coat while the Royal Girl is all yellow, right? Yeah, we see that. If I were to assume, I'd say that's because in the world of birds it is often the male that's more fancy-looking than the female, as it's a male's duty to attract females.
ducky - JN Staff, August 4, 2022 11:51 AM NST
@Why can Vandagyres never get the best artists to do their colors?

Hmm? Robot, Stealthy, Spotted and Tyrannian vandas are very good - tho ty vanda has bit badly shaped body for customisation.

Also Toy Vanda is surprisingly popular even being so creepy... but then again, Furbies were creepy.
potential_ruler, August 4, 2022 1:11 PM NST
@apophis324 Not quite! The male version has the female coloring on its face. There should be no yellow on the male, right?
mavegibson, August 4, 2022 4:19 PM NST
@ducky - OK I admittedly am also thinking of a lot of the pet-specific clothing, which has been disappointing, but to me the zombie was a hot mess, the mutant was disappointing, cammo was terrible (what a missed opportunity to do something cool with an owl), desert was as washed out as this royal color is, the spotted was a nice concept but had a very Pollockian execution, I was not a fan of Tyrannian either, baby is awkward and goofy in a bad way... even the chocolate one wasn't great, as the color was not rich or chocolately enough, and came out very reddish.

I will concede that we also have some of the best-drawn colors on the entire site, though. The robot, faerie, Christmas and toy are all probably the best example of each of those colors AFAIAC. But it only makes the poor colors stand out all the more.

I think another element of this is that the vandagyre is so new, so we have very few colors to choose from and every new color feels more high stakes for me than it might normally.

I totally disagree about the vandagyre and customization. I know a lot of people feel it's not a good shape for customizing, but I quite like it. It actually has a cute Petpet Park style (throwback!) appeal to it for me. There is a weird perspective thing happening with the head that makes a lot of wigs look bad on it, and the right arm is so thick that a lot of jackets and shirts don't work, but not to where I think it's a major issue. Every pet, no matter how amazing they are to customize, has some issues (kacheek feet, anyone?).

I was excited about this color until I took a closer look, but now I just feel devastated that this is the royal we get. There is so much potential with royal, what a huge disappointment.
mavegibson, August 4, 2022 4:22 PM NST
@ducky - OH, I just realized I misunderstood what you said. You were saying that the Tyrannian vandagyre is awkward, not the entire species. I completely agree.
apophis324, August 5, 2022 12:03 AM NST
@potential_ruler: Oh you mean that the Royal Boy is all pink except for the face? I don't know, I think that's a decent artistic choice, especially since it links them more to their female counterpart. But I wasn't in charge of making this, sooo...
galifan, August 5, 2022 11:18 AM NST
@ducky - Oo-nye boo toh-loo kah? Kah doh boo-noo-loo.
roshchodesh, August 5, 2022 12:38 PM NST
@1jediboy re: 'Val-Kyriis'
I missed that... I missed that! You're so clever!
It's PUNderful
cat, August 5, 2022 2:21 PM NST
Not going to lie part of me wishes the royal girl vandagyre’s headpiece didn’t have those wings on the side, because it would look almost exactly like the Dragon Quest 3 hero’s headpiece.
1jediboy, August 5, 2022 4:47 PM NST
@Rosh - Thank you! You are too, Rosh! ☺️
katina_choovanski, August 14, 2022 3:47 AM NST
Can we not paint our Vanda's Royalgirl?? I'm at the rainbow pool and that color is not one of the options? WTH! Someone, please shoot me a NM and let me in on what is the possible reason. Same username as JN.

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