Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Morphology in Dragon Bios
Jul 26, 2019, 08:10:55
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks @clockworkMoose. Can you link me to the specific dragon bio?

It may be fixed now, but if I can check the specific page, I'll know for sure.
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 08:09:13
Bourbun wrote on 2019-07-26 07:45:01:
This might just be me, but the preview image of a saved dressed scry isn't showing up for me in my dragon's description. I've tried refreshing the page, too.

Thanks for the report @Bourbun - please try refreshing it one more time. It should be working now!
I’ve been waiting forever for this!
Jul 26, 2019, 07:46:19
@ShadeytheDragon, quick heads up, your title was edited to be in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you!
Gaoler Scrying Workshop
Jul 26, 2019, 07:30:09
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Hoodies

Applying skins on Morphologies should work now. Keeping that apparel list from popping up is a separate visual bug we're working on.

Thanks!
Daily exalt bonus invalid gene bug
Jul 26, 2019, 07:25:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
Hello everyone! As this is not a bug and the answer has been given I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread. Thank you!
Morphology in Dragon Bios
Jul 26, 2019, 07:25:03
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Shirarisun

This should now be fixed. Please clear your cache and let us know how it shows up. Thanks!
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jul 26, 2019, 07:21:04
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks @cordifolium - Please try again now.
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 07:16:57
Helsing wrote on 2019-07-26 07:10:43:
Very cool update, too bad you can't add skins/accents to the scries (could be a bug tho?) Hope that will be an possibility too in the future then it would be perfect <:

@Helsing, this is now fixed!
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 07:00:57
Alfamangle wrote on 2019-07-26 06:59:24:
Bird of prey is sooo pretty, don't make me start another breeding project!

@Alfamangle, sorry not sorry
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 06:57:09
Cerion wrote on 2019-07-26 06:55:21:
Is it just me, or will it not let me view accents on scries/morphologies of dragons?

@Cerion, that is being worked on as we speak (type).
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 06:37:31
Hello everyone! A quick reminder to please stay on-topic when replying to this announcement, as off-topic comments will be removed. If you have any feedback, comments, or questions on policies, rules, etc please submit them to us through Contact Us. Thank you!
Many, Many Morphologies
Jul 26, 2019, 06:35:05
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Make, maintain, and manage many morphologies in this mini-revamp to Predict Morphology and even incorporate them into outfits you create in the Dressing Room!



Savin' Your Scryin'

For as long as the Scrying Workshop has been a feature, we've received requests to add functionality for saving your favorite morphological combinations to view later. We're happy to announce that as of today, you can do just that!
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After setting the parameters of a morphology to your liking, you can distill those choices down into a saved set. You can even name the morphology you create to more easily find it later or share it with others. An array of filters should also make it a bit easier to find the design you're looking for:
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Saving morphologies will look familiar to many, as it operates almost exactly like outfits in the Dressing Room. You can save up to a maximum of 300 morphologies to your account. You can also utilize our new unique bbcode widget to share them on the forums! Here are a selection of morphologies we've created as examples to help kick the system off:
Celestial Sight
#1
Bath Needed
#2
Mean Green Bean
#3

Alisa Frankly Traps Keepers
#4
Pumpkin Spice Latte
#5
Crystal Clear
#6

Bird of Prey
#7
SuperMirror
#8
Pleasantly Surprised
#9



Morphologies & Outfits

Almost as popular as the request to save morphologies, there's been tons of great feedback about allowing morphologies to be used within the outfit editor of the Dressing Room.
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Well, that time is also here! In addition to dressing up real dragons and mannequins, you can now import a saved morphology into the outfit editor, making it possible to create a 100% theoretical dragon & accompanying outfit from start-to-finish, and share it with the community. Whether you're using the new functionality to create a blueprint for a goal you'd like to achieve or as creative tool for lore or forum games, these expanded features should provide you with lots of options.
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Additional Updates
  • While they cannot wear apparel, it is now possible to preview skins on Ancient Breed dragons within the Dressing Room.
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Status Update
Jul 24, 2019, 15:15:26
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:30 Server Time on Friday, July 26. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Status Update
Jul 24, 2019, 10:58:58
Site Status | By Mutron
Changing your password via Account Settings or the Reset Password feature will now send you a notification email.
[T] Lair Revamp Bugs / Common Questions
Jul 24, 2019, 09:22:31
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@WavesOfPeace - Please let us know if this continues to happen. Thanks.

That is a very strange occurrence and not one I've heard of before.

In theory, it should not be possible for dragon aging to affect lair placement. More cases would give us a lead on what might be going on.
Status Update
Jul 23, 2019, 13:57:50
Site Status | By Aequorin
We've added two new categories to our Contact Us webform: Suggestion and Ask the Team! You can read more about these additional categories here.
New Contact Us Categories
Jul 23, 2019, 13:53:57
We've updated our Contact Us webform to include two (2) new categories: Suggestion and Ask the Team!



Category: Suggestion

We created this category in order to give players another official but private avenue to share your ideas and suggestions about Flight Rising.


How It Works
  1. Navigate to our Contact Us webform.
  2. Select the "Suggestion" category from the dropdown menu.
  3. Fill out the required fields, including your suggestion.
  4. Submit your completed webform.

Once you've successfully submitted your suggestion you'll receive an automated email reply confirming receipt. We won't be able to provide you with a personalized reply but your suggestions are automatically flagged and documented for review by the Flight Rising team.

Obligatory legal disclaimer regarding suggestions and our Terms of Use:

All of the contents and elements of Services, unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted by Company. This includes user-submitted suggestions, derivative works, and skins.




Category: Ask the Team

It's back!


New Format

The "Ask the Team" thread went on hiatus shortly after one of our team members suffered a severe injury. This event required Stormlight Workshop, LLC to reassess our development pipeline and processes in order to better support our employees during this time.

After a great deal of discussion we came to the conclusion that a weekly or bi-monthly stickied thread isn't feasible with our current development schedule and our company commitment to work-life balance for our employees. While "Ask the Team" may be posted by one team member, it's "Ask the Team" and requires the team's input. When every team member wears multiple hats we have to be realistic about what we can juggle.


How It Works
  1. Navigate to our Contact Us webform.
  2. Select the "Ask the Team" category in the dropdown menu.
  3. Fill out the required fields, including your question.
  4. Submit your completed webform.

You will receive an automated reply confirming receipt of your question. When you use the "Ask the Team" category your question is tagged for the team to review.


Ask the Team Answers

Questions submitted to us through the "Ask the Team" category will be answered* in our Community Updates.

*Please note: While we won't be able to answer every question sent to us, all questions are documented for the Flight Rising team to review, both now and in the future.


As Always

We don't provide estimated release dates, privileged information, or discuss account actions with third-parties.

We understand there may be a preference for the weekly/bi-monthly stickied thread. Our goal with this new format (Contact Us webform category and answers in Community Updates) is to answer more than a small (and rushed) handful of questions at a time.



Why Automated Replies?

Please do not try to get around this by using a different category in order to get a personalized reply or have your ticket be seen faster. Suggestions and questions that are mis-categorized will be closed without review, response, or tag.

The automated replies are done in order to give you a way to submit your suggestions and questions but without them adding to the active ticket queue. The reply may be automated but it also flags and tags your ticket so we can go back in and easily review your suggestion or question.

Status Update
Jul 22, 2019, 15:28:45
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Favorite Primary Gene, Gaoler Edition!
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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@Pai
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PyroDraws
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@Cao
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Samikly
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Mobian
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Kakyssa
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fenmori




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!
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