As most of us well know, breeding is an activity that’s best performed with the aid of good friends. Backflip Studios understands this, and has introduced “cooperative breeding” into the world of DragonVale.

Cooperative breeding is meant to help you produce rare dragons that can be difficult to cook up by simply pairing up members of your own stable. Getting access to your friends’ dragons gives you that much more opportunity to happen across some genes that might be lacking in your own family. After all, the best way to get a rare dragon is to breed other rare dragons.

This new addition is sure to be a hit with fans of DragonVale, which continues to maintain a strong following despite intense competition from imitators. With the addition of cooperative breeding, now’s as good a time as any to sign up for the game. It’s free to play, which is nice, because in real life you have to pay dearly for dragons–

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