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TOPIC | Update: 5th Anniversary
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Hello everyone!

So, it started with an eyedea idea: the team has always wanted to include eye types as a random element in breeding. The ultimate goal was implementing new variation to dragons that was really spectacular, but also rare and special. The storytelling behind Bounty of the Elements and some new technology helped make this a reality. We were more than a little excited to hopefully add a breath of fresh air to the breeding system.

Our intent was for natural eye types to only apply to dragons upon the moment of their hatching. We felt that adding some extra magic would be a really great way for all players to have the opportunity to produce hatchlings with a little something special (every now and again) to make them rare and valuable. We recognize that our intent was not laid out as explicitly as it could have been, and will do our best to be better about that going forward, especially when one feature modifies another.

Before going into this, we originally had no plans to release the Vial of Scattersight. As the anniversary approached, we thought it might be nice to give everyone a way to have a brief opportunity to roll the dice on existing dragons as if they had just hatched. We decided to exclude Common eye types from the rolling chances, because all existing dragons had them. We realize now that what was originally designed as a gift turned into something frustrating, and for that, we want to apologize.

Going forward, here's what we'd like everyone to know:
  • Vials of Scattersight will not be returning to the game; we still think it's important that from this point forward, natural eye types be part of the breeding system exclusively.
  • We have plans for future eye types that will be obtainable through the Marketplace (and more)!
  • We agree that an item that reverts a dragon's eye type to Common is a good idea, and we plan to implement one in a future update.

On the subject of Common eyes (we touched on this yesterday in the announcement thread, but we want to mention it again): We normally note official art updates in an announcement post and (this is embarrassing) we just straight forgot to note it. With the release of Eye Types, we took the opportunity to standardize the Common Eye hue to be consistent across breeds.

We are going to leave this thread open and ask that any comments or questions be posted here, rather than across several others on the boards.

Thank you for hanging in there and for your patience while we reviewed your feedback!
Hello everyone!

So, it started with an eyedea idea: the team has always wanted to include eye types as a random element in breeding. The ultimate goal was implementing new variation to dragons that was really spectacular, but also rare and special. The storytelling behind Bounty of the Elements and some new technology helped make this a reality. We were more than a little excited to hopefully add a breath of fresh air to the breeding system.

Our intent was for natural eye types to only apply to dragons upon the moment of their hatching. We felt that adding some extra magic would be a really great way for all players to have the opportunity to produce hatchlings with a little something special (every now and again) to make them rare and valuable. We recognize that our intent was not laid out as explicitly as it could have been, and will do our best to be better about that going forward, especially when one feature modifies another.

Before going into this, we originally had no plans to release the Vial of Scattersight. As the anniversary approached, we thought it might be nice to give everyone a way to have a brief opportunity to roll the dice on existing dragons as if they had just hatched. We decided to exclude Common eye types from the rolling chances, because all existing dragons had them. We realize now that what was originally designed as a gift turned into something frustrating, and for that, we want to apologize.

Going forward, here's what we'd like everyone to know:
  • Vials of Scattersight will not be returning to the game; we still think it's important that from this point forward, natural eye types be part of the breeding system exclusively.
  • We have plans for future eye types that will be obtainable through the Marketplace (and more)!
  • We agree that an item that reverts a dragon's eye type to Common is a good idea, and we plan to implement one in a future update.

On the subject of Common eyes (we touched on this yesterday in the announcement thread, but we want to mention it again): We normally note official art updates in an announcement post and (this is embarrassing) we just straight forgot to note it. With the release of Eye Types, we took the opportunity to standardize the Common Eye hue to be consistent across breeds.

We are going to leave this thread open and ask that any comments or questions be posted here, rather than across several others on the boards.

Thank you for hanging in there and for your patience while we reviewed your feedback!
Sounds good!!
I'm excited to see the future eye types ^^
Sounds good!!
I'm excited to see the future eye types ^^
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Thanks for this, this helps explain some things~
Thanks for this, this helps explain some things~
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ooh cool.
ooh cool.
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Thanks for the update! Excited to see what other new eye types are coming. :D
Thanks for the update! Excited to see what other new eye types are coming. :D
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Super happy there will be a way to go back to common eyes! I can't wait to see more eye types ^^
Super happy there will be a way to go back to common eyes! I can't wait to see more eye types ^^
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thank you for this post <3
thank you for this post <3
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Thanks for posting, staff! It means a lot that you guys are opening up communication on this.
Thanks for posting, staff! It means a lot that you guys are opening up communication on this.
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Thank goodness a revert to common scroll <3 thanku staff
Thank goodness a revert to common scroll <3 thanku staff
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Thanks for the update @Aequorin
It's been a bumpy few days but its good hear from you guys formally like this. I look forward to seeing more eyes and more changes and additions to FlightRising.
Thanks for the update @Aequorin
It's been a bumpy few days but its good hear from you guys formally like this. I look forward to seeing more eyes and more changes and additions to FlightRising.
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