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Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 13, 2019, 16:36:16
After reaching out to PayPal, we have tentatively re-enabled gem sales. We are closely monitoring the gem purchasing system to see if any errors similar to the ones that occurred earlier this week appear. We are prepared to turn gem sales off without warning if they do.

PayPal is aware of all players affected by delayed gem transactions during the 11th and the 12th, and they are actively working on a resolution. We are currently waiting on PayPal to resolve these cases because, as stated above, we are not able to manually confirm payment records for the affected transactions. This is due to an ongoing technical issue at PayPal.

Again, if you paid for gems, you will definitely receive them! Thank you again for your patience. We know this is very frustrating. Further updates will be provided when we learn more.
Status Update
Jun 13, 2019, 16:27:10
Site Status | By Mutron
We have tentatively re-enabled gem sales and will be closely monitoring them. Gem sales may be turned off without warning if problems reoccur. PayPal is aware of players currently affected by pending gem sales and is actively working to resolve the situation. More info here.
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jun 13, 2019, 14:26:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Arkanjel

Unfortunately, this can happen when an outfit is tied to a dragon that is later breed changed to an ancient or given a Scroll of Eternal Youth.

Since hatchlings and ancients aren't supported in the dressing room, that outfit breaks.

You can avoid this by using mannequins for saved outfits, or not using dragons that may be traded/sold.

Fortunately, I was able to fix this specific outfit by switching it to a mannequin Coatl, but that may not always be something that can be repaired.

If you have other outfits that are tied to traded/sold dragons, I would recommend updating them with mannequins.

Note: the outfit preview in your post should fix itself after a while, but you should be able to speed that along by editing your post.
Status Update
Jun 13, 2019, 07:55:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
We have an update for players regarding the ongoing Paypal service and reporting interruptions.
Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 13, 2019, 07:50:22
Hello everyone! We have an update for you regarding pending gem purchases made since the 11th.

At this time, gem purchases remain disabled as PayPal is experiencing major technical problems with their service. Unfortunately, these problems are also temporarily preventing us from fulfilling a number of gem purchases made on the 11th and 12th.

This is because gem deliveries normally rely on PayPal's servers sending our servers an IPN message confirming payment. Right now, the problems at PayPal are preventing those messages from arriving at our server. Not only are they not sending us that information, the ongoing problems are preventing us from even seeing records confirming your payment. Because we can't see records confirming payment was made, we are unable to manually fulfill gem purchases.

Once PayPal resolves their problems, we'll be able to reconcile our purchase history with theirs and deliver gems to all players with outstanding gem purchases.

Please rest assured that if you paid for gems, you will receive them! We're sorry for the negative impact this is having on your Flight Rising experience, and thank you for your patience. We're actively monitoring the situation and will provide you with updates as more information becomes available.
Sunparched Prowl
Jun 13, 2019, 05:58:51
Hello everyone! Please make sure your replies remain on topic for this announcement. Off-topic replies will be removed. Thank you!
Sunparched Prowl
Jun 13, 2019, 05:55:21

The herds are on the move and their numbers are exploding. Novice and expert hunters alike will have an easy time scoring game if they stick to tall grasses and rocky outcrops.

Sunparched Prowl, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, June 13th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, June 17th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!

Bountiful Battles

For the duration of Sunparched Prowl, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop meat food items in addition to their normal loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on shanks, flanks, ribs, haunches, steaks, and more to keep them satisfied until the autumn.

Battle EXP Boost

During the event, all battles will yield 50% additional EXP, so now is a perfect time for dragons to train. Grab your newest team and head out into battle!

Take Care in the Tall Grass

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the burgeoning herds and expanding flocks. As the savannas, forests, and tundras play host to many more hooves than usual, calculating cats join the prowl. A couple species of wildcat use their expert eyes and noses to track small and large game alike. For the duration of Sunparched Prowl, these clever familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Hunting. Once the herds numbers have been responsibly culled, they'll go back into hiding, but there's always a chance you may run into one or two while Hunting.
Gem Purchases delayed/not working
Jun 13, 2019, 01:50:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for your patience everyone. Paypal is having some issues and it's making some transactions take a while to go through. Paypal is not sending the ipn information to our site. (it's not talking to our website like it should)

We are looking into this and have disabled paypal payments until their service is back up to speed. We were not the only site affected by this issue, so hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Right now we cannot force the gems through because some of these payments are not showing up in our paypal history, so there's no ipn for us to force resend to the site or way for us to verify. (long story short, paypal's not giving us the information we need.)

We are very sorry for the delay! Please rest assured that if you paid for gems, you will receive them! Thank you again for your patience!
Where are my gems?
Jun 12, 2019, 14:10:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hi @AngelOfFate

Paypal is currently experiencing some serious service issues that are disrupting or delaying gem deliveries.

As always, please create a ticket using Contact Us if your gems do not appear by 24 hours after the purchase time. However, please note that at the moment we are waiting on Paypal to address issues with its service, so there may be delays getting your gems to you even with a ticket.

I apologize for the inconvenience and delay this has caused.
Status Update
Jun 12, 2019, 14:02:43
Site Status | By Mutron
Due to ongoing Paypal service and reporting interruptions disrupting gem deliveries, we have temporarily disabled gem purchases. We will re-enable gem purchases as soon as the interruptions resolve.
Status Update
Jun 12, 2019, 13:02:06
Site Status | By Aequorin
Paypal is currently experiencing intermittent interruptions. Purchases made as of June 11th may experience delayed payment receipts and delayed delivery of Flight Rising gems. In most cases, your purchase went through the first time, but needs additional time to process. If it has been more than 24 hours, please send our Support team a message through Contact Us.
Jun 12, 2019, 07:39:56
Our naming policy does not allow names that refer to or glorify real world tragedies.

All the names listed here are real world tragedies, in which lives were lost and/or entire areas of the planet rendered uninhabitable. Many of these names slipped by or didn't become an issue until the radioactive color was added to the color wheel.

This thread's now locked under our How To Submit Feedback policy:
If you wish to submit feedback regarding our rules, policies, or Flight Rising employees, you must do so directly through Contact Us.
Dragons NOT Related Suddenly Related
Jun 11, 2019, 11:38:48
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Div3rge

I'm sorry this happened to you. We have triple checked the breeding and Assay Bloodlines code to confirm the following:

- Both tools use the same code to determine whether dragons are related. This is to assure consistency and accuracy. If the tool finds a common ancestor for 2 dragons in 1 tool, it will find that common ancestor in the other.

- We are not aware of any discrepancies between breeding and assay bloodlines since the beginning of 2017. Any bugs reported along those lines have been fixed.

- The dragons in question are related and Assay Bloodlines accurately reports them as such.

- Changing a dragon's breed does not alter ancestry results.

- We only check for a breed conflict after checking ancestry.

Since the code that determines ancestry has not changed, I believe that this is not a case where the tool misreported. If a false positive or false negative somehow occurred, both tools use the same code and would result in the same false answer.

Once again, I'm sorry this happened, but the tool itself is working as expected.
Gaoler/Ancient genes vs daily bonuses?
Jun 11, 2019, 00:27:36
@AlphaSobek - While they look similar to their modern counterparts, parallel genes are still technically their own thing (lower cost, different name, different code).

So they don't count as a match for bonus purposes.
Gaoler/Ancient genes vs daily bonuses?
Jun 10, 2019, 23:01:41
So you don't have to remain in suspense - Gaoler genes are not currently in the pool for possible genes for exalt bonuses.

Since they are both very rare, and only available for a single breed, they would be a pretty unfortunate bonus.
Status Update
Jun 10, 2019, 15:56:46
Site Status | By Xhaztol
We have updated the Custom Skin PSDs for the Gaoler breed to include reference layers for line-breaking tertiary genes. You can learn more by reading this post.
Breed shuffling can make invisible genes
Jun 10, 2019, 15:41:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report!

This should now be fixed, but let me know if you still see it.
Importing gaoler ID then changing breed
Jun 10, 2019, 15:40:34
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report.

There are a few different things going on here, so I'll address them separately.

Broken Images
The broken images issues should now be fixed - invalid options will jump to basic, as that's universally supported for all breeds.

Dragon Import Issues
The form should now be better at tracking dragon changes over multiple breed switches. Please let me know if this continues to be an issue.

Pro Tip
Altering the URL provided by the Copy Scry URL feature will let you perform actions like de-linking an imported dragon ID.

I use this method to, for example, create a URL that will give me a different random Adult Male Imp with primal eyes every time I load it:
I fixed next microholiday's banner
Jun 10, 2019, 14:58:29
This was the first idea that I axed
Status Update
Jun 10, 2019, 10:40:05
Site Status | By Aequorin
The Brightshine Jubilee 2019 skin and accent contest submission thread is up! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 20 by 23:59 server time. Winners will be credited in the tool-tip of the skin. They'll also receive 2000 gems, a forum vista, and a 5-skin multi-copy-pack!
The new gif/jif debate
Jun 10, 2019, 10:11:29
Status Update
Jun 10, 2019, 09:39:09
Site Status | By Xhaztol
REMINDER: Today is your last full day to create the Dripcave Deputy at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew! This recipe will disappear on Tuesday, June 11 @ 10:00 server time.
Status Update
Jun 10, 2019, 06:10:12
Site Status | By Aequorin
Do streak and shardflank even exist
Jun 09, 2019, 13:40:10
Cadash wrote on 2019-06-09 12:38:06:
Keep seeing them in stacks of 2, 6, 9 - only once I saw it as a stack of 23.


Is Shardflank meant to be stacking so small? I see it more frequently now, but still in ridiculously small stacks.

I brought this back to discuss with the team, and we have increased the stocking rate of Shardflank even further than it was adjusted earlier today, as of approximately 13:35 server.
Shardflank Scarcity - Feature or Bug?
Jun 09, 2019, 13:38:29
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
We increased the stocking rate significantly earlier today, but it has been increased even further as of a moment ago.
Can't search Weathered/Winter in AH
Jun 09, 2019, 13:18:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@DalphiaRose @Maki @NightmareJudge @Rhabdo @Straif

Thanks for all your reports -- this should be fixed now!
Can't search Weathered/Winter in AH
Jun 09, 2019, 13:01:24
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hey all -- I can reproduce this and I am looking into it.
Shardflank Scarcity - Feature or Bug?
Jun 09, 2019, 08:56:14
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Thanks for the reports everyone -- we found an issue with the Marketplace stocking rate for Shardflank. It should be corrected now!
Gaoler Breed Change Genes - Confused
Jun 08, 2019, 17:39:49
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @caydebug,

To clarify, "Basic" is the only universally compatible gene. Other than basic, Gaolers can only have genes that include "Gaoler" in the name, like "Bar (Gaoler)" or "Wintercoat (Gaoler)"

Even though, switching to/from ancient breeds always sets all genes to basic, we show the warning only when it will result in losing a "not compatible" gene. That's also why we made sure the preview would be accurate, so you can see exactly what your dragon will look like when various genes are reset.

I hope this clear it up. Coel looks awesome, BTW!
So about the Gaoler Orders...
Jun 08, 2019, 13:17:20
Lalluska wrote on 2019-06-08 11:54:13:
"Wardens: An order dedicated to containing the largest and most ancient Horrorbeasts."

Gaoler Wardens are SCP containment personnel and you can't tell me otherwise.

Edit: I guess they're changed to Overseers now? The function is still the same but the name changed all of a sudden. Can't imagine why.

@Lalluska, that was a mistype. The heads of the orders are titled Warden, as seen in today's lore installment, Cracks in the Ice. It's always been Overseers.

vihuff wrote on 2019-06-08 11:59:11:
Thing is, if they have orders, isn't them spreading throughout sornieth breaking those orders? What do they think they're doing? Are there....things loose...that need to be captured?

@vihuff, the Gaoler short story, Cracks in the Ice, has your answer!
transparent gaoler order symbols
Jun 08, 2019, 12:13:37
@gumiho, there was a typo in the Encyclopedia article which carried over to the image (which we're fixing right now). Wardens should be Overseers. The heads of the orders are called Warden. So it's:
  • Seeker-Warden
  • Sentry-Warden
  • Keeper-Warden
  • Overseer-Warden
  • Sentinel-Warden

The orders are named correctly in the short story, Cracks in the Ice, only the Encyclopedia had that error.
Item BBcode not working in dragon bios
Jun 08, 2019, 12:03:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report. This bug should now be fixed.

If you still see the broken tag, try editing and re-saving the bio to kick it into using the fix.

If it's still broken after that, please report back.

Thank you!
Jun 08, 2019, 11:34:01
@Mutron...? @Kaepora...? I don't feel so good...
Gaoler Breed Change
Jun 08, 2019, 09:39:54
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron

If you visit the dragon's profile page, what breed does it say it is?

The image may be out of date or experiencing a caching issue -- We are under very heavy load right now so some things may not be happening quite right in that department.
Gaoler change won't work
Jun 08, 2019, 09:39:13
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron

Do you mind if I ask which dragon are you trying to change?
6th Anniversary Celebration
Jun 08, 2019, 09:17:11
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Akiri
Vaeporeons wrote on 2019-06-08 09:15:12:
So how do the genes work exactly?say i wanna change a dragon with bee/wasp/ghost to the new breed..... I see ghost bee and wasp are up there, but when i go to change it over it says that those arent available and would reset my dragon to basic. Is this for every dragon regardless of gene or

No other genes translate to Gaoler genes. Gaoler genes do not translate to anything else. They are not the equivalent of non Goaler genes and will not transfer if you change the breed.
6th Anniversary Celebration
Jun 08, 2019, 09:05:30
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Mutron
Hi everyone, was wondering if you could please take turns using the server, thank you
6th Anniversary Celebration
Jun 08, 2019, 09:03:49
Amenen wrote on 2019-06-08 09:00:02:
Im getting the "This dragon has one or more genes that are not compatible with the Gaoler breed. Using this item will reset the dragon’s genes to basic" warning even when I try to use this scroll on Crystal/Bee/Basic dragon. It is not sayd anywhere clean - so dragon genes change to Basic with ANY dragon genes?

That's correct. Gaoler genes are part of an entirely separate pool/line of genetics, even if they are parallel/visually similar to those of modern breeds.
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