School of Dragons® is a MMORPG based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Players raise and train their own dragon, interact with characters from the HTTYD franchise, join clans and embark upon journeys and quests alongside their Viking pals in-game.
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Mixed (65 reviews) - 63% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,711 reviews) - 48% of the 2,711 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 4, 2014

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Fly Fast. Train Hard. Learn Well. Be the Ultimate Dragon Trainer! Create your own Viking and train dragons in this 3D MMO.

Join Hiccup, Toothless, and Gobber in the School of Dragons where you can play in the DreamWorks Animation “How To Train Your Dragon” universe with all your favorite dragons and Viking friends. Learn everything from science basics to the art of shooting fireballs, all while soaring through the skies on your very own dragon!

Raise, nurture and train your dragon — the more you accomplish with your dragon, the more you bond with it and rise in the ranks at the School of Dragons. Also, join up with others in clans to adventure together and dominate the land of Berk while obtaining fame and rewards!

Experience all the fun and adventure of “How To Train Your Dragon” in a 3D world when you enroll in School of Dragons!


Features

  • Visit familiar friends like Hiccup, Toothless and others from the “How To Train Your Dragon” franchise. Discover new friends as you progress in the School of Dragons!
  • Play AND Watch -- View clips from the movie that immerse you into the world of Berk!
  • Fly with Toothless, Thunderdrum, Whispering Death and all the other dragons in Flight Club as you become the ULTIMATE DRAGON TRAINER!
  • Race your dragon against dragon trainers worldwide to win rewards and glory!
  • The vast world of Berk beckons you with activities such as learning to fly your dragon, fireball shooting, farming, fishing and so much more!
  • Create your very own, unique avatar. Pick your own dragon and customize its appearance from a multitude of options.
  • Socialize with your friends or meet new ones in this fantastic, expansive universe!
  • Mystery Boxes: Uncover fantastic treasures to help you in the School of Dragons.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Pentium 4+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Pentium 4+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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Mixed (65 reviews)
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Mixed (2,711 reviews)
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Bolt das Jäger
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is horrible, like... so.. SO horrible.
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Turkey Sandwich
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Examples of greed in this game.

A crapload of gems just for a freaking saddle.
Any new area costs membership.
It's hard to play through this game when 80% of missions NEED you to get a crapload of gems and/or membership.
Membership only gives you the ability to go places, complete simple missions, and get a blue Toothless.

There's more, I'm just too lazy and I forget.

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ShadowMaster
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great game i can finally get to fly my own dragon
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DragonApprentice
( 95.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is a good game because if you like the HTTYD movies and tv shows and all that stuff, then you should play it, like the new update for RTTE season 3, it has new dragons and places, even old places!!!!!!!! ITS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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daki
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
rip #worstgameoftheyear.
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T_da_Feesh
( 42.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great game with awesome graphics. 9/10, hard to find new quests.
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as ☂
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Crappy registration system won't let me signup. Servers are down a lot of times, too so playing as a guest isn't possible either. Bad practice here with a lot of hassle that has no right to exist in a childrens game. Deleted.
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JawZ
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I recommend this game 100000001.59%. I remember when the movie(s) came out, I loved watching them, so I saw this game and saw that it was free and new exactly what I needed to do, so I installed it and have hilarious moments with my friends in the game. I like that you can name your character and your dragon, because my dragons name is GhettoToothless and it fits him perfectly...but the game itself has better than cod graphics and is the ultimate mmo video game for kids!
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hehe
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
literally cant type ♥♥♥♥ in chat, worst game ever rather drink 6 bottles of bleach which i will probably do, then play this. I also forgot my freaking parents email, i couldnt make my own account. VERY DISSAPPOINTED
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I started playing the game seeking my inner wants and needs. With this game I sure have found it! Me and my dragon have so much fun and we race and do many things. The voice acting is 10/10 and everything is great and all, its just the max age is set to 5!!! I would like to keep playing this game after my birthday so if you guys can change that it`ll be Aye Ok
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
despite the graphics this game is really good, i used to watch how to train your dragon as a kid, and it was amazing, i totally reccomend this game :)
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1,567 of 1,670 people (94%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Well this is a weird game.

I'm not the type to play a bad game for a few minutes then quit and talk trash on it. I understand the work that could've gone into a title like this, albeit perhaps work aimed at squeezing every last penny out of a very, very young and impressionable audience. I like to get a good feel for every feature before I pass judgement.

And I must say, I have gotten quite a feel for this game.

The first problem here is that these developers are working with an IP that is very clearly targeted at a young audience. I know a lot of adults who go crazy over Toothless and I'm sure you do, too, but the game is designed in every corner to be aimed at really small kids. They'll get their parents to download it or they'll play in-browser, they'll see the shiny armor or dragons or they'll try to use the farm and lord knows that most kids aren't patient enough to wait 10 minutes for a plant to grow. So they'll get their parents to buy them gems and the money JumpStart wants is made. It's really damn grimy.

The second problem, ignoring the business model and focusing on gameplay, is that it is very buggy and prone to crashing. In the (at the time of writing) 9 hours I've spent playing, I have crashed while simply jumping around or walking about 6 times. I've frozen at a loading screen 3 times. And my menus have glitched and stayed onscreen with no way to close them about 4 times. That's just 3 kinds of bugs I've run into, and I'm sure only just 3 of many that OTHERS have had to put up with as well.

And as far as the questing goes. What the hell? It consists of walking back and forth between movie characters, getting shown a little movie clip sometimes, answering some trivia, and being told to go do the same minigames over and over. Of these minigames I've gotten to play so far, there's a target practice railshooter thing and a flying challenge. Initially you cannot use your dragon to play these, you need to use Toothless every hour for the railshooter, and you have to use another dragon for the flying challenges. For the flying nonsense, there's also a huge repetoire of dragons from the movies/show that you can use as well, but of course, only if you shell out the cash for the lovely microtransactions. And my favorite part of that is that every single one of them is 250 gems (about $2.00)..... except Toothless. He's 500! (about $5.00).

You can use your own dragon after you level it up and then age it. Teen years are good enough for the railshooter and glide challenges, and then adult is what you need for actual flying stuff. But all this takes "Energy" from your dragon, which you can only replenish by either waiting or by feeding him fish you've caught in the fishing minigame thing. Well I mean, there's also microtransactions to help with the whole energy ordeal, but seeing as so far there've been microtransactions tied to almost every single facet of gameplay, this shouldn't be any surprise at all.

There's also the farming. The way this works is you have your little plots to plant seeds and you can eventually get coops and pens for some animals like sheep, yak, chickens, and some seasonal stuff as well (at time of writing, turkeys are purchaseable. I own one because of the microtransaction gems you're given for free to start with. Gotta love turkeys, man). All of this works off of a timer. All of it. Every last bit of this is timed, and every single part of it can be "hurried" with microtransactions. Feed your sheep to get it to grow wool. Or feed it, then dish out some gems to make it instantly grow wool. Plant some cool plants and wait a certain amount of time dependent on the plant itself. OR, pay some gems and have that sucker instantly matured (just like real life). Ran out of water in your well for watering your plants? No big deal, gems are god in this land. Pay out a few of them and your well will be full again.

And my absolute favorite part about farming (and fishing, but it's not even that notable to explain or talk about in my opinion), my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PART is that there's bounty boards tied to exchanging your farming/fishing goods for money. In every scenario where I mathed out how much I'd be getting back compared to how much gold I was putting in to producing these goods, the amount I was getting back was NOMINAL. It was like 40-50 at absolute maximum for profit, after pumping in something like 100 to begin with. I understand the MMO grind, but take note that you can spend some gems to get a big lump sum of enticing, juicy gold, and realize just what kind of game this is (if you hadn't realized already).

There are almost no redeeming factors for this game. The fishing is kind of fun (although buying new rods takes gems, and that's just.... god dammit. Just why?), the farming is okay if you're a fan of Harvest Moon-y kind of mechanics, and the flight is kind of fun even if it's really clunky and you get stuck on terrain a lot. That's it. That's all I can think of that I've had fun with in my entire 9 hour first sitting with the game.

In other words, unless you REALLY, REALLY like this series or you love to laugh at poor, greedy design at every turn (like I do), avoid this title. And honestly there's no reason to NOT avoid it. There are so many good/passable free to play MMOs on Steam now. Go have fun in one of those.
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1,928 of 2,081 people (93%) found this review helpful
498 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
How to get the most out of this game.

1. Create your viking using two or less options in every catagory!
2. Fly a dragon at 5 mph!
3. Click on some eggs which opens a window!
4. Get asked to pay 85 dollars for a membership!
5. Say no which will instantly crash the game!
6. Uninstall!
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987 of 1,083 people (91%) found this review helpful
898 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
How to train your credit card and it's sequel how to uninstall.

10/10 would recommend
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581 of 635 people (91%) found this review helpful
94 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Too bad the two films didn't show you how much money Hiccup had to spend to become a "Dragon Master"

It's a free game, however due to the obnoxious amount of time it spends throwing paid-for features in your face with popups, prompts and limitations it stops you from actually enjoying the game. A huge amount of content is only pay to get.
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707 of 809 people (87%) found this review helpful
290 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
i dont know what i played
but its bad
and now it is on my steam profile forever
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628 of 719 people (87%) found this review helpful
592 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
Played for 5 minutes, flew through hoops like Superman 64, graphics like it's 1998 again. Tried to verify account, email never came. I get asked if I want to get a membership, click no, game crashes.
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330 of 362 people (91%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Plain and Simple: Money Vacumm with Enough Bugs to start a career in Entomology.
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I'm used to F2P MMO's that have Payment options but not to this level.
You pay for majority of the Items within this game; Some of the Dragons, or simple clothing items that provoke your interest towards the game are Member Exclusives or to expensive for the tiny amount of Gems the game gives you. If you make a mistake within your character you have to pay to delete it, Items that have appeal are Slapped down on a price that a F2P cannot get.
I played it twice and met advertisements around every corner, Even in the shop, needed to buy supplies to expand within the game such as Bait or Seeds for your farms, The gameplay is just something you Must experience to believe it,
-Crash Sim 2014: Dragon Edition.-
Oh I almost forgot, You have to be a member To name your character or Dragon, Else you Become VIKING_346IJ2418, Same with the Dragons.

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I liked the movies, I read the books, I played the game, I left in a hurry, Never again.
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303 of 335 people (90%) found this review helpful
113 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
I read a few comments about this game before I installed it. Many people wrote about how bad it was but as it has dragons in it, I wanted to try it for myself.

So after having played this what I can say is that every single bad review about this game was true. I've never thought a game could be this laggy or buggy or in other words bad. But this game totally is.
Comments like: "I'd rather climb the huge mountain in kung fu panda in a wheelchair, miss all of it and not become the dragon warrior than play this game again." - They are absolutely true.
After playing this game you may feel a severe lack of will to carry on living. But to be fair and objectively, I will go on with some facts about pros and cons:


Pros: It has Toothless, the dragon from the movies in it, so if he was your favorite character, this might be interesting.

Cons: Almost everything else about the game.
The graphics are okay. But it doesn't really matter, when you can't even walk more than two steps before the game crashes. When you finally can fly with your dragon, it is so slow that you can do laundry, go to the toilet, make dinner, go shopping and load a website with Internet Explorer, before arriving at the next destination.
It's the same with loading screens. They are so long, that i almost forgot i had the game running in the background a few times.
The reason I called it School of Payment is simple: You log in and half of the screen wants you to buy a membership, gems or a starterpack.


Nevertheless I had at least a bit fun playing this, I am not that big farmer, but without paying anything, it was the fastest and easiest way to get gold in the game. So I bought a few plants, sheep and chicken. Nearly sounds like fun, doesn't it? And it could be so much more fun, without the crashes which caused that my chicken, sheep and plants were gone without getting the money for them back. So I was trying to get gold without wasting money on this game. I tried to give this game a real chance. But it really didn't deserve it.

Wish I could recommend this piece, but honestly I can't. I searched for at least something good in this game, but there's nothing. I wasted nearly 35 hours of my life with that game. Sadly, not even including Toothless is worth playing it.
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