The Store is a crucial, if not, essential mechanism implemented since the very beginning of the game, as it allows players to not only buy essentials that are crucial to the game but to also buy appeals that increase every so sightly a dragon's stat or the player's running speed, and Dragon eggs to increase the dragon list, thus allowing some Stable Missions to have a higher chance with the proper dragon or even a stronger dragon for Battle.
Ways of AccessEdit
The most known way of accessing the Store is by clicking on the orange shop cart icon on the top-right corner () or the green shop cart button in the Customize section of your Journal. It can be accessd at any time except when you're gliding with the Flight Suit, if so, it will be greyed out, nor can you access it during Tutorial quest.
Similar to the Blacksmith, you can find the store in the overworld without any sort of shortcut. They're represented as a small, wooden hut with a roof made of hay and cloth, and a sign saying "Johann's Trading Post". The only locations it appears are Berk and the School, the School's hut being located on a side platform, neary the Training Grounds entrance, and Berk's hut being close by the Blacksmith, players just have to take the birdge to the lower elvel and the hut will be there.
Within the StoreEdit
With the v2.13.0 update which added Combat stas for the dragons, selecting a dragon will now show you:
- Their Role and Element/Skill 1 and 2;
- Four stats whose meaning is unknown;
When selecting an appeal or a Dragon, you will notice two little icons on the both top corners of the general preview:
|Located on the top left corner, this allows you to see the stats comparison of the selected item and the one you're wearing right now/and not wearing anything. However, the mechanism changes if you select a baby dragon, to which it will show you the dragon's Combat and Racing stats.|
|Located on the top right corner, this allows you to fully see the preview of your Viknig/Dragon wearing said appeal. While you do have your general preview, this is excellent for large dragons like the Timberjack.|
- *- Mind you that the Attackpower (ATK), Firepower (FPR), Healpower (HPR) and Health do change throughout the level, the said Combat stats shown in the window are always Level 1.
Categories and Sub-CategoriesEdit
To the left of the product display, a total of 14 categories are located, ready to be used. Each category has a # of sub-categories which will all appear on the upper section of the product display, selecting one will bring a # of items which differ depending on the selecting category.
Some items and sub-categories share with other categories, meaning that you can either buy the item from that category or from another one. A great example is the Dragon Age Up sub-category that appears in both Bundles and Dragon Care category. Do keep in mind that there's items that once bought, they won't appear again.
HistoryEditThe Store is one of the few mechanisms that had multiple updates and changes, however they mostly applied to the organization of the Store itself. The biggest organization changes were between 2016 and 2017 but it wasn't till 21st of December the Store got a full update and change.
The hut was once called "Store" with a woodplank saying "Now Open", it was also more thin and taller than the one in current versions. The UI itself also got a more organized update.
- Unknown data and version: The store used to have a button that said "Invite a Friend."
- 19/7/13, version 1.02: Store buttons made easier to click.
- 25/7/13, version 1.03: Johann’s Trading Post added to Berk and the School.
- 27/9/13, version 4.2: All store categories combined.
- Around v2.4.0, throughout 2016-7, the store was reorganized and recategorized.
- 21/12/17, v2.10.0: Refurbished store.
- 18/9/18, v2.13.0: Resized the Category and the item's information icon.