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    Yup, got Monday Madness. Since I've searched all of the dig sites in EG, the only dig site left is Oxford. Lots of coins, iron ores, and PTs. Quite a few candy bars. Only 1 or 2 droplets. That's pretty well hard-coded then. No matter what else is left to dig for, I only get around 1 droplet per 100 digs. Tough world for that next ruby tree. Only 49 to go. Looks like six more weeks. Well, as long as new dunes show up. I guess I'll play once or twice a day if just to collect some more useless rubies. Somehow I just can't let go of those free rubies.

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    Yep...right on schedule...another dune today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmo23 View Post
    Yep...right on schedule...another dune today!

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    It looks a little better on the inside.

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    These new sites are very easy to search. I don't really like them. Just about to give up the n the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosgrove View Post
    These new sites are very easy to search. I don't really like them. Just about to give up the n the game.
    Very easy to search, yet very hard (for me) to look at...in stark comparison to the early sites of the game which were quite extraordinary. It was pretty obvious that a lot of thought, imagination, and considerable artistic talent went into the creation of the Day and Night Realms. Some of those sites were so well-crafted that I actually felt I was physically inside the scenes. The searching was most enjoyable.

    But some of these later EG scenes...YIKES...let me out of here!!
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    You are so correct, Salmo. The creativity of these new sites is lacking. One of the best things about this game was the artwork and it is sadly lacking in the new sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosgrove View Post
    You are so correct, Salmo. The creativity of these new sites is lacking. One of the best things about this game was the artwork and it is sadly lacking in the new sites.
    I find pretty much all sites fall into 2 categories. Really good, or really bad! I know this seems obvious but let me give you an example, in the night realm, dig sites like elemental or Neo Tokyo are outstanding but then the unicorn site was like a kids game, poorly drawn and simple. I have always seen this pattern on Secrets but think some of the newer scenes are more simple. The crypt scenes are always hit or miss, the Aquarium scene was hard unless you like fish (!) but Ants View Kitchen is very simple. It's nice to have that variety although I still shudder when I get macro plant cell in the crisis passage! The subject of the dune scenes has always been very random, one minute something sensible like Barber shop then something way out there like Burning Man! ( what was that about exactly?) I am looking forward to forthcoming scenes I have heard of from the excellent list of all scenes, so will watch with interest!

    I should add that I am quite away behind you guys, Ants View Kitchen is the last scene I have unlocked so am looking forward to eccentric attic which is next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels555 View Post
    I find pretty much all sites fall into 2 categories. Really good, or really bad!
    And just to add a bit...

    The perception of art is very subjective...we filter it through a uniquely personal lens. Strolling through a gallery or museum, I might linger for a long time in front of a painting which amazes and inspires me. Another person may look at the same piece for a second, have a chuckle, and move on.

    I think what impressed me about the early DR and NR sites was the connection many of the sites had to the Real World. The thread "The Real World and Secret Passages" highlights this.https://forums.pocketgems.com/showth...l=1#post529745 One of the Lewis and Clark scenes, the one with the camp and the giant uprooted tree jutting across the trail, was especially striking to me. Living near the Falls of the Ohio, where Lewis and Clark planned their expedition to the Pacific Northwest, I hike the trails surrounding the historic area. I found a place which looked exactly like the Secret Passages scene, fallen tree and all. I didn't get a picture...the tree has since been cleared...but whenever that scene pops up in my game I think of my personal connection to it. Real world and virtual world become blurred...love it!

    Another thing I like about the early sites, PG asked for feedback and suggestions...what the players would like to see. It seems some of those ideas were implemented.
    https://forums.pocketgems.com/showth...l=1#post189223
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    She wore an "itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini" ...

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    "But, time will tell, of stars that fell
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    Memories can never take you back, home, sweet home.
    You can never go home anymore."

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    Love your artwork Salmo. The boat sinking is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosgrove View Post
    Love your artwork Salmo. The boat sinking is the best.
    Thanks, Cos...

    I was going to run with this image, but thought this depiction of Blue in an "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini"might be a little racy for some forum folk.

    However, since hardly anyone is around anymore, what the hey...Lol!

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    "But, time will tell, of stars that fell
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    Memories can never take you back, home, sweet home.
    You can never go home anymore."

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    Oh my. Ginger and the SS Minnow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgk02 View Post
    Oh my. Ginger and the SS Minnow.
    I remember that show!

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    "But, time will tell, of stars that fell
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    Memories can never take you back, home, sweet home.
    You can never go home anymore."

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    Haha! Naughty!

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    Salmo, Your pictures make my day better.

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    Salmo, the first picture of Blue was cute. The second is much better. And the Little Buddy picture is one of the best ever!
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    Haven't opened the game in over a month - had got about as far as was possible I think (everything was open and 5 stars everywhere) - about to go on holiday so will almost certainly delete when I get back. Taking up valuable space on the iPad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber gamer View Post
    Sorry IncElk0612, I was so busy last Tuesday I forgot to post the EG dune and was away from wi fi again until today. It's nice to know that someone is paying attention to my ongoing list though. We have three more Tuesday's left in July and maybe only three more EG dunes if August 1st is indeed the end of new content for SP.
    No problem, thanks for posting it because I like to check it regularly.
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    I had a dream last night that August 1st arrived, I opened the game and a message popped up saying that the game was closed as of Aug 1st. That was it - no quests, dunes or just plain searching and digging. PG was closing the game for good, with no access whatsoever. And I remember feeling relieved that it was over because I could focus on other things in life, lol. I also remember dreaming that I still have (in real life) 29 more expired dunes in EG that I wanted to wait to be recycled, or spend 10000 rubies per dune (I actually have only about 6000 or so), and that one part of the dream was still unresolved.
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    Salmo, love your pictures! Now if people are into a very different match 3, I started playing Merge Dragons. Very different and also VERY time wasting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmo23 View Post
    Thanks, Cos...

    I was going to run with this image, but thought this depiction of Blue in an "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini"might be a little racy for some forum folk.

    However, since hardly anyone is around anymore, what the hey...Lol!

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    Salmo! You made my day! It's sad (and probably a bit strange!) to admit that I have always had a bit of a thing for Blue! Now seeing her in a bikini? Mmm! More please!!!

    Oh please don't mention this post to SE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels555 View Post
    Salmo! You made my day! It's sad (and probably a bit strange!) to admit that I have always had a bit of a thing for Blue! Now seeing her in a bikini? Mmm! More please!!!

    Oh please don't mention this post to SE!!
    Ok, I won't tell...but you better get this off your windshield before she sees it.

    PS...even stranger...Jimbo told me he's always had a bit of a thing for the Epoch Grove lady...

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    Last edited by salmo23; 07-30-17 at 05:35 PM.
    "But, time will tell, of stars that fell
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    Memories can never take you back, home, sweet home.
    You can never go home anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheels555 View Post
    salmo! You made my day! It's sad (and probably a bit strange!) to admit that i have always had a bit of a thing for blue! Now seeing her in a bikini? Mmm! More please!!!

    Oh please don't mention this post to se!!
    i read that
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    Quote Originally Posted by IncElk0612 View Post
    I had a dream last night that August 1st arrived, I opened the game and a message popped up saying that the game was closed as of Aug 1st. That was it - no quests, dunes or just plain searching and digging. PG was closing the game for good, with no access whatsoever.
    I don't think that dream will come true...but ya never know!

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    "But, time will tell, of stars that fell
    A million years ago.
    Memories can never take you back, home, sweet home.
    You can never go home anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmo23 View Post
    I don't think that dream will come true...but ya never know!

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    Should I keep my fingers crossed, lol ��

    Btw where's Justin, and why do I not recognize the dog?
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