As of today, September 9th, citizens MUST use one of the Great or Elemental Dragons available to Atlanteans in any march attempting to locate ANY:
Elemental Outpost Egg
Armor for any of the Elemental Dragons
To accommodate the change. The drop rates for Elemental Eggs and Elemental Dragon Armor have been raised.
Finding armor for your city's Great Dragon is the same. The only change has been to finding Elemental Dragon Eggs and Armor.
Happy Hunting Atlantis!
Update: The changes made to the Armor and Egg systems were not done to increase cost for players but instead to make the process for finding Eggs and Armor consistent. After the Wind Outpost was released, we made the change to require a Great or Elemental Dragon on a march to find a Wind and Water Eggs and Armor. From our perspective, it did not make any sense to have different processes for finding Armor and Eggs so we decided to make it consistent all around. We also decided that we needed to raise the drop rate for Armors in Eggs so that the time it takes players to get Armor and Eggs will be relatively the same. The issue with that is that the experience is and always has been different for every player in terms of time and effort it has taken to get Armor and Eggs do to the randomness of drops. It has and will always continue to take various amounts of time and overall attacks to get Eggs and Armor. However, we are monitoring player feedback and drops globally over the game in order to make sure that items are dropping at reasonable numbers.
Additionally, many players have been concerned over the healing times and damage done to Great and Elemental Dragons in battle. In an effort to help, we recently DECREASED the amount of damage done to Great and Elemental Dragons in Battle and DECREASED the healing times. In order to shorten the healing times further, players will need to research higher levels of Aerial Combat AND Medicine.
Lastly, I want you all to know that we are listening to your feedback and will consider making changes when you provide CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. If you would like to do so, please see the following thread - Changes to Egg and Armor drops Discussion