Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 13:15:35
Natakiro wrote on 2019-07-19 12:47:15:
Oh, that will be cool I wonder what the limit and such will be on the folder, like 1 per deviant, etc, to prevent flooding. Anyway, thank you for the info! ~ ♥ I've seen so many nice pics on dA that I think should have a chance to be highlighted on the Community Update. I will have to keep my eyes out for the folder and drop a pic or two into it someday.

@Natakiro, I am going to say don't look for it today. I'm still monitoring this update and, as you mentioned, it's a bit more involved than just a hashtag.
Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 12:42:05
Natakiro wrote on 2019-07-19 12:29:40:
I still love how you all blow off your dA group. Why not pick a few from that to showcase, too?

@Natakiro, that's next. Literally next on my list for today. It's going to be a specific folder within the group. Like with the hashtag, we want to make sure players who participate are aware that when they submit to the folder they're communicating to us that it's okay to spotlight their fan art in the Community Update.
Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 12:35:33
Alliance wrote on 2019-07-19 11:49:34:
I really wish these posts had something of substance in them. Like great, you summarized the past few weeks of some content. Soooo??? What????

I miss words on the winds :c then we'd actually usually LEARN something


@Alliance, those would be the Developer Updates (the two most recent are here and here). The Developer Updates were introduced in October 2017 and the first Developer Update was posted not long after.

The Community Update (today's update) focuses on recaps and spotlights. If some general non-feature development PSAs are needed or a preview is available, we'll cover them here too. We know the Community Update isn't quite as attention grabbing as content or developer updates, but it allows us to shine a spotlight on the community without losing them in the hustle, bustle, and excitement that comes with the other two types of updates.
Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 09:43:32
RedWillia wrote on 2019-07-19 09:37:39:
@Aequorin
Concerning account security, are there plans to fix/update/??? the logins between certain pages (mostly www and www1)? Since it's possible to continue being logged in across several devices if you do not do certain actions - or you can get random "you are logged out" alerts that also sometimes fix themselves randomly without logging in.


@RedWillia, this is an issue with the rewrite and will become less and less of an issue as more pages are converted.

You may get logged out warnings on www pages that appear to fix themselves when you navigate to a www1 page. When you get that logged out warning, click log-in and it will refresh your session. The other fix is to log out of your account on the front page (www.flightrising.com) and then log back in on the front page.
Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 09:11:49
Quick reminder, off-topic replies will be removed without warning. Comments or feedback focused on our policies or team must be submitted through Contact Us. Thank you!
Community Update, July 2019
Jul 19, 2019, 09:11:27
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It's time for another Community Update! We'll cover some basic account security measures you can take to protect your account, the FRFanArt spotlight, elemental holiday recaps, and review our most recent quality of life updates!




Keeping Your Account Secure

On June 28, 2019 we introduced a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account? Today we're going to cover some of the basic steps you can take to protect your account from being compromised due to shared information or reused passwords.

This is likely old news to players already using strong passwords, not reusing passwords across websites and emails, and not sharing login credentials, but we encourage all of our players to read the full article at your earliest convenience.


What is an account compromise?
The most frequent type of account compromise we see in the Help Desk is when a couple or friends have a falling out. We know sharing your account seems like it's not a big deal because you're close with this person and you trust them, but doing so puts your account at risk.

What is that risk? If you shared your account information or account with a third-party, not only is it in violation of our Terms of Use, Support will not be able to help you recover whatever items, dragons, or currency were removed from your account.

The other type of compromise we've seen is when a player has not changed their password for years and is using it across several websites. Breaches can happen to any site at any time and each shared password increases the risk to any account with identical login information. Support can assist you with this, but it will take awhile and your account will be closed for the duration of the investigation.


Why are we telling you this?
Good account hygiene and best password practices greatly reduces the risk of your account being compromised.

If you are sharing your login information, haven't changed your password in a long time, or you use your password with any other website, we encourage you to change your Flight Rising password right now to protect your account: http://www1.flightrising.com/login/changepass




Fan Art Fridays

For our social media communities, we've introduced Fan Art Friday on Twitter and Tumblr! Based on community participation and interest, we will be expanding to other platforms in the future!


How to Participate

Participation is simple—just add #FRFanArt when you post your Flight Rising fan art!


Why use the hashtag?

Using this hashtag also communicates to us that it is okay to reblog, retweet, or even spotlight your work on the site!

The Community Update spotlight consists of a thumbnail that links directly to your fan art on the platform you shared it to, with either your Flight Rising account name or your Twitter or Tumblr username if your account name is not readily available. This means if you want your Flight Rising username included in the credit, please make sure we can find it somewhere on your profile or post.

We only spotlight fan art that doesn't contain profanity, nudity, etc. If your username or the post itself has that, your fan art is not eligible for a spotlight.

While we may not be able to share all posted fan art, using #FRFanArt is also a way to show off your fan art to new people and fellow players when they browse the tag.


Why Social Media?

There are many of our players who don't visit the forums, just waiting to be engaged. In addition to #FRFanArt on Twitter and Tumblr, we highly recommend checking out the many beautiful pieces of art made by our community on the Flight Rising Deviantart Group.


FRFanArt Friday Spotlight!

Click on the preview to be taken to the artist's post!
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Flight Festival Recap 2018-2019

For those new to Flight Rising, back when we first opened in 2013, the Flight Rising community created a tradition that's continued for six (6) years: the creation and hosting of player-created events through a dedicated thread located Flight Rising Discussion forum. Historically, this dedicated thread contains a list of events happening across the forums that players can participate in and also serves as a central discussion point for participating players.

Our March Community Update covered the 2018-2019 Crystalline Gala and Trickmurk Circus. Today we’ll cover the 2018-2019 Mistral Jamboree, Wavecrest Saturnalia, and Greenskeeper Gathering! Given the depth and breadth of the player-run events, it’s not always possible to recap every mini-event held. Please take the time to check out each hub to see everything Wind, Water, and Nature had to offer their fellow players this year!


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All events listed below have completed.

  • Poetry Contest
    Tilt your Poet's Tam at a mischievous angle and get to writing your lines without leaving us dangle. The Poetry Contest returns as dragons from all over Sorneith compete with rhyme and meter, words and quills! Six Categories will stretch our Poets to the extreme, but we shall come together and support one another in friendship and celebration of Autumn and Spring, bringing both hemispheres together under Windsinger's wing.
  • Masquerade
    Wow the crowd dressed in your best during the Mistral Masquerade! Compete against other talented outfit designers to win fabulous prizes and show off your fashion creativity!
  • Mistral Meals
    Think you can cook with the best? Test your culinary skills and see if you can take home the top prize~


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All events listed below have completed.

  • Craig's Sea Shanties
    Ever so often above the din, you hear... humming? A quick search reveals a cowboy-hatted Ridgeback perched up in the crow's nest. He brightens at your approach. "Hey! Fixin' to try some song-writin'?"
    You give him a puzzled look.
    "Well, I... I'm not s'posed to write any sea shanties this'n trip. But nobody said you couldn't, partner! How about it?"

  • Letters from the Exalted
    Along with the grand fleet of Water's finest ships comes a ragged armada of tag-alongs: fishing boats, catamarans, a handful of yachts, and at least one rusty submarine. Among them is a vessel trailing a banner: Letters from the Exalted. It's a mail ship, delivering missives from the lucky dragons exalted to the deities. Why not hop on board and take a look?
  • Reefside Regalia
    Dress your dragons in stylish outfits for prizes! Open! Open to Water and non-Water flighters!


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All events listed below have completed.






Quality of Life

Since our last Community Update in March Kaepora's been making his way through our backlog of quality of life (aka "QoL") requests!

The Dev Tracker was launched, allowing players to following along with Flight Rising team member forum posts.

In Account Settings it's now possible to:
  • Mute all forum pings
  • Go directly to subscribed threads when managing forum subscriptions
  • Preview a vista before applying it for easier dragon/vista matching.
  • Unlink your account from the one listed as your referrer.
Forum replies now hide quotes that are nested more than 3 levels deep by default.
  • Clicking “Show older quotes” in the quote box will reveal the full quote history.
Predict Morphology received some QoL updates, too:
  • It's now possible to randomize a specific category within the tool (gene, breed, sex, eye type, color).
  • Predict Morphology now includes a button to retrieve the scry image URL.
  • Hatchling previews in Foresee Progeny and Nesting Grounds now link to Predict Morphology.
Players are now able to preview skins and accents:
  • Stored in your Vault.
  • Actively available for trade at Swipp's.
Miscellaneous updates:
  • Sorting options were added to the Dressing Room's apparel search.
  • Pipp and Tripp now work full-time at Swipp's Swap Stand; there will always be three (3) offers available when visiting Swipp's spot at the Trading Post!
  • Assay Bloodlines now includes the thumbnail and name for both selected dragons for easier and more accurate bloodline checking.
  • Lair filters now highlight dragons eligible for the current day's exalt bonus.
  • Lair filters now highlight dragons that are currently nesting.
  • Improvements were made to the Nesting Grounds to fix an issue where eggs were taking too long to hatch.
  • Bestiary count now remains consistent throughout site.
  • Hovering over the site time near the top of every page now reveals the current server date. Mobile devices can access this with a touch.
  • Trading Post displays icons for Tomo, Crim, Pinkerton, Baldwin, and Galore, allowing players to see at a glance if they've done that vendor's daily or hourly task or trade.
  • Players are now able to select their most recently used emoji by selecting the category 'Recent' in the Emoji Picker.
  • Last but not least, three (3) new emoji were added: Ancient icon, Gaolers, and Nocturnes!



And before we go, a quick reminder:



The Thundercrack Carnivale starts on July 28th at 06:00 server time!
Status Update
Jul 17, 2019, 12:00:30
Site Status | By Kaepora
Recently used emoji are now easier to find! Just select the new Recent category in the Emoji Picker.
Blossoms and Baubles
Jul 16, 2019, 23:46:14
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
JellyRaven wrote on 2019-07-16 23:42:39:
So cute! what is needed for the blossom gene?

Trade requirements for Swipp can be found here: http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=24
Blossoms and Baubles
Jul 16, 2019, 23:36:09
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Travelling through the lands of Sornieth has enabled Gaolers to begin to exhibit new tertiary genes.



Opal for Gaolers

Tertiary Gene: Opal (Gaoler) is now available in the gem marketplace.
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Swap Stand Full-time Employees

Pipp and Tripp have started working full time at Swipp’s Swap Stand. You will now always receive 3 swap offers when visiting them.
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The Swap Stand's Newest Offering: Blossom

The Swapper clan has been busy trying to find something to appeal to the newly discovered additions to dragonkind. Perhaps vibrant blossoms will appeal to frosty Gaolers who rarely see such things! Tertiary Gene: Blossom (Gaoler) now has a chance to appear as a trade option at Swipp's Swap Stand.
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New Emojis

A set of mischievous Nocturne emojis are now available!




Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest
The seventh annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 28, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
  • Dressing Room outfits that are attached to dragons that are no longer compatible with the dressing room (ancients and eternal youth hatchlings) will no longer fail to load. Outfit creators can resave these outfits on a different dragon or mannequin.
  • Dressing Room apparel search now has sorting options. Results can be sorted by name (default) or ID.
  • Lair filters can now highlight dragons that are currently nesting!
Status Update
Jul 15, 2019, 12:33:51
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Starsilks!
Status Update
Jul 14, 2019, 10:00:41
Site Status | By Kaepora
Pipp and Tripp have started working full time at Swipp’s Swap Stand. You will now always receive 3 swap offers when visiting them.
I posted too quickly?
Jul 13, 2019, 18:36:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
We limit the amount of times someone can post in a given timeframe. Wait a few minutes and it should allow you to post again.
Is anyone else addicted to...
Jul 13, 2019, 18:34:52
I lament that I have but only one profile, but a hoard of cute pictures of my doggo that deserve to be on it.
Who are Rob, Ryan, & Heather in credits?
Jul 13, 2019, 18:32:38
Early in FR's lifespan they provided troubleshooting help with our programming and server. They are not active programmers or staff on the site, but their contributions were very much appreciated and helped the site grow to where it is today. :)
Status Update
Jul 12, 2019, 13:45:31
Site Status | By Kaepora
Lair filters can now highlight dragons that are currently nesting!
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jul 12, 2019, 00:14:40
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you @eearz

The dressing room used to be sorted only by item ID, which would sometimes result in odd item groupings like you reported above. It is now sorted by name, which should get rid of those issues. You can still switch it back to ID if you want, though.

The empty apparel page at the end of some searches is a consequence of how the "next page" button currently works. It happens whenever a search returns exactly the number of apparel items as the second-to-last page can display (18 items).
Status Update
Jul 12, 2019, 00:03:54
Site Status | By Kaepora
Dressing Room apparel search now has sorting options. Results can be sorted by name (default) or ID.
[T] Typos MEGATHREAD!
Jul 11, 2019, 23:22:27
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Keeye wrote on 2019-06-27 08:15:03:
the new lightweaver standard says "This gleaming standard inspires all who see flying proudly." and i feel like it was supposed to say "This gleaming standard inspires all who see it flying proudly. "

This has been corrected. Thank you!


Nohrs wrote on 2019-06-27 19:24:17:
The Tigerlily Wing Garland incorrectly refers to it as having silver blossoms, thus sharing the description of the Silver Wing Garland.


This has been corrected. Thank you.


Vendrus wrote on 2019-06-30 05:14:13:
From the Bogsneak Mutagen short story, second paragraph:
Quote:
Tomo was still pouring a pile of parchment

Shouldn't this be 'poring over'?

This has been corrected. Thank you.


Denial wrote on 2019-07-05 15:40:32:
The Gaoler encyclopedia page refers to how they shed their horns, but horns are never shed - only antlers. Therefore wouldn't it be correct to say that Gaolers have antlers? (I think we can let Gnarlhorns slide, but overall.)

A good distinction! Corrected!

Mycomni wrote on 2019-07-08 17:42:56:
*linking a google drive link to an image of the question: https://photos.app.goo.gl/unznr7j8Z23vRXJ19

In one of Tomo's trvia question, she asks "In exchange for 50 Wisp fruits and a Sparrow Skull, Swipp will give you:" and then lists the answers (the correct one being Aqua Birdskull Legband) However, as seen by the listing, one needs 80 of the aforementioned Sparrow Skulls. Posted here since I'm 99% sure this is just a typo, as clicking Legband still gave me credit for the right answer.



This has been fixed. Thank you.

Smikkles wrote on 2019-07-11 12:19:40:
Banded Olivine does not state which group it belongs to. According to FR Wiki, it belongs to Minerals & Ores

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This has been fixed. Thank you.



Neflo wrote on 2019-07-11 14:38:42:
all Seraph Anklets pieces have "s" at the end of their name, besides Onyx Seraph Anklet





This has been fixed. Thank you.
Onyx Seraph Anklet
Jul 11, 2019, 23:21:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
This is fixed now. Thank you.
Update the Scroll of Eternal Youth Text
Jul 11, 2019, 23:20:12
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
@Wizardry Moving this to the bug report forum. Thank you for the report!
Did Ghost get nerfed?
Jul 11, 2019, 23:10:42
Forum Post | Help Center | By Undel
Ghost is an uncommon tier gene. It has not been changed.
YESSSSS
Jul 11, 2019, 21:32:06
ilios wrote on 2019-07-11 21:30:37:
Where are you imperials?

They're with the skydancer, snapper, and wildclaw emojis.
Status Update
Jul 11, 2019, 21:27:05
Site Status | By Undel
Nocturne emoji are now available!
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jul 10, 2019, 13:41:10
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Per the status update - Outfits that have been attached to an incompatible dragon will now load with a mannequin (a Fae) so the outfit owner can resave the outfit - either under a mannequin or another dragon.
Status Update
Jul 10, 2019, 12:43:01
Site Status | By Kaepora
Dressing Room outfits that are attached to dragons that are no longer compatible with the dressing room (ancients and eternal youth hatchlings) will no longer fail to load. Outfit creators can resave these outfits on a different dragon or mannequin.
Maintenance
Jul 09, 2019, 04:19:49
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
That is not normal. Maintenance occurs from 0:00 to 0:30 flight rising time. If the clock in the upper left is saying it's not during that window and the site is saying its in maintenance for you, then that's unusual unless it's one of the days where we have scheduled maintenance, which will be announced in the status box.

Please try refreshing the site. If that does not resolve the issue, a fuller report with your device, browser name, browser version, and a step-by-step (if applicable) what you were doing before the event occurred can be helpful.
Status Update
Jul 09, 2019, 04:12:03
Site Status | By Undel
Wendigo familiars have been renamed to Pronghorn Hunters. This change is to better match with its companion familiar, and out of respect for native communities.
Levels of exalted dragons not showing up
Jul 09, 2019, 00:03:37
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the reports and feedback everyone.

You should now be able to see the level of exalted dragons again on their tooltips!
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jul 08, 2019, 22:07:36
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@snackeater - Yes, this is the same issue as above: this outfit is tied to a specific male dragon that was breed changed into a Gaoler.

Please try the following to fix it:
- Open the outfit in the dressing room (your preview above should serve as a valid link)
- Switch the *View this outfit on a mannequin* setting to your desired breed
- Re-save the outfit

The forum preview may take a little while before it catches on to the update.
Status Update
Jul 08, 2019, 15:06:55
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Favorite Recolors!
Starsilks Part 2
Jul 08, 2019, 00:42:27
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Dinoclaire101 wrote on 2019-07-08 00:37:00:
Undel wrote on 2019-07-07 23:47:17:


Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest
The fifth annual Trickmurk Circus will begin July 28, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Whose fault is this?

._.

Scurvy wrote on 2019-07-08 00:42:10:
@undel



there seems to be an error in the thumbnail art for the bloodsong sleeves! they look identical to the socks.

Thank you for the report. That should be corrected now. You may need to refresh your cache to see the change. (ctrl + f5 on a desktop)
Balwin's Brew unavailable
Jul 08, 2019, 00:39:47
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Sorry for the issue everyone. Please check Baldwin now, as the issue should be fixed.

As @Undel mentioned, Baldwin is now toying with higher level alchemical concoctions than ever before!

But science is a learning process, and sometimes that learning comes with surprises!

Best way to get food after returning
Jul 08, 2019, 00:09:08
Forum Post | Help Center | By Undel
If your account takes an extended leave of 45 days or more, there is also a welcome home bounty that will feed your dragons to full. This is meant to help returning players more so than it is a food solution for active players though.
Rules about linking Discord?
Jul 08, 2019, 00:06:34
Forum Post | Help Center | By Undel
If you're going to link content on Flight Rising, the content you link must also follow our community guidelines.

For example, linking an 18+ drama discord would not be allowed, while linking an all-ages art discord would be.
Starsilks Part 2
Jul 08, 2019, 00:00:35
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
AlgebraicPlanet wrote on 2019-07-07 23:52:29:
Oh how nice! The new alchemy cap must be why Baldwin is broken for a lot of users currently (myself included) XD He really needs to stop blowing things up! Take a break, Baldwin!

Looking forward to brewing the new silks... And that lagoon color is so pretty! <3

Our apologies. We are looking into it right now. It appears the cap increase is not playing nicely with the Baldwin overhaul we did a while back. We will have it fixed as soon as possible!
Balwin's Brew unavailable
Jul 07, 2019, 23:58:03
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Sorry about that everyone. We are looking into it. We upped the cap for the first time since we did the overhaul, and it looks like it's not playing nice!
Starsilks Part 2
Jul 07, 2019, 23:47:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Starsilks are back for their exciting finale!



Celestial Silks to Show Off

Looking to show off your love of the cosmos? The following new apparel has been added to the Treasure Marketplace:






Bloodsong Starsilks






Lagoon Starsilks






Nightfall Starsilks






Verdant Starsilks


The following new apparel has been added to the Gem Marketplace:





Vintage Starsilks


The following set may be crafted by alchemists level 23 and above. In addition, the alchemy level cap has been raised to 26:




Rainbow Starsilks





Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest
The seventh annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 28, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
Status Update
Jul 01, 2019, 13:31:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
The Thundercrack Carnivale starts Sunday July 28 at 06:00 server time and we're running a skin and accent contest! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 23:59 server time.
Status Update
Jul 01, 2019, 13:11:43
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Summer!
Status Update
Jun 28, 2019, 10:33:31
Site Status | By Aequorin
We've added a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account?

You can also read the text of the article here in Flight Rising Discussion.
PSA: How to protect your FR account
Jun 28, 2019, 10:30:48
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We've added a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account?




Protecting your Flight Rising is easy!


Log out of your account completely
If you're not actively playing Flight Rising you should log out of your account, especially if you share a device, use a public computer, or someone else is able to access your device.



Change your password
How long has it been since you last changed your passwords? It's best to change all your passwords from time to time, not just the one for your Flight Rising account.



Use a unique password
Don't use the same password for multiple logins! One password per account is best practice. This means your Flight Rising password should only be used for your Flight Rising account.



Use a strong password
Passwords like 12345, use your email address, the name of the website, etc are weak passwords.

Strong passwords use a combination of numbers, letters, and punctuation. Types of punctuation you can use are:
  • .
  • !
  • ?
  • -
  • _



Use a password manager
Two password management habits place your account at risk:
  1. Storing your passwords in plain text on your device.
  2. Allowing your browser to save your logins, especially if you share a device.
Best practice is to use a password manager to handle all of your logins. While we can't recommend a specific password manager, there are several available, paid and free to use, for every operating system and device.



Never share your log-in information
Not even with your partner, family, or friends.

It's against our Terms of Use and it puts your account at risk. You may break up, have a falling out, any number of interpersonal events. When someone else has your log-in details they can wreak havoc on your account and Flight Rising Support won't be able to provide assistance with any items, currency, or dragons removed from your account.
Status Update
Jun 24, 2019, 13:43:28
Site Status | By Kaepora
Hatchling previews in Foresee Progeny and Nesting Grounds now link to Predict Morphology.
Status Update
Jun 24, 2019, 11:47:02
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Brightshine Jubilee!
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