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TOPIC | 7th Anniversary: Dragon Profile Revamp
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[center][permalink][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/banner_thankyouforsevenyears_anniversary.png[/img][/permalink][/center] To ring in [i]Flight Rising's[/i] [b]seventh year[/b] in operation, we've revamped [b]dragon profiles[/b] and are introducing [b]Scenes[/b]. Scenes are [b]cosmetic backdrops[/b] that you can use to further customize your dragons. [center][permalink][b]Click here to learn more about this update.[/b][/permalink][/center] [more] ------------------- [size=5][b]Seven Years of Gratitude[/b][/size] It's humbling that after seven years in operation, [i]Flight Rising[/i] is not only going strong, but continuing to grow. You have all played a pivotal role in sharing the colorful world of Sornieth with your friends and family members, enriching our friendly and inclusive community in the process. [i]Flight Rising[/i] is a game world we develop, but it also feels a lot like a family. While our anniversaries have typically been boisterous and celebratory, our seven year milestone comes at a time of unspeakable injustice and strife in the world and we felt it was important to call attention to the myriad efforts that are going on to try and heal wounds and make things right. Our hearts ache and our thoughts are with those who are putting their health on the line, saving peoples' lives, speaking out, and protesting for justice. The efforts of brave individuals working and fighting tirelessly everyday are a massive reason any of us are able to enjoy making or playing this game, and they deserve recognition and support for that. That being said, this day is also for [b]you[/b]. To those who have been with us since the beginning and to those who have just joined us: [b]thank you for being a part of our community and our world. We appreciate you[/b]. As with previous anniversaries, let's take a look back to this [b]past year[/b]: [LIST] [*]We revamped Predict Morphology to allow for saving and sharing of [b]custom morphologies[/b]. [*]The relaxing [b]Mistral Mahjong[/b] came to the Fairgrounds. [*][b]Boreal Wood & Golem Workshop[/b], veteran coliseum venues, received an overhaul. [*]We launched a revamped [b]Bestiary[/b], including several sorting, filtering, and categorization options. [*]The [b]Game Database[/b] released, providing all players an essential tool for finding important information about the full catalog of [i]Flight Rising's[/i] items, monsters, and stages. [*]We kicked off 2020 with our newest ancient breed: the [b]Banescale[/b]. [*][b]Fiona[/b] became the newest resident of the Trading Post, bringing her massive menagerie with her. [*]We returned to YouTube with the official [b][i]Flight Rising[/i] Development Stream[/b]. [*]The [b]Which Waystone PRO Edition[/b] delighted players for a 24 hour beta test, only to be reverted indefinitely for further tweaking. [*]The mysterious [b]Forbidden Portal[/b] ripped a hole in time and space, and now dragons can battle monsters from beyond the bounds of Sornieth. [/LIST] A slew of [b]quality of life updates[/b] were implemented, many based on suggestions from you: [LIST] [*]New [b]reagent conversion recipes[/b] were added to [b]Baldwin's Bubbling Brew[/b]. [*]Custom Skins in the Game Database were all updated to include the [b]artist's player ID[/b], both on their database page and in their item tooltips, making it much easier to browse skins by artist. [*][b]Which Waystone[/b] was implemented at the bottom of the website for mobile devices. [*][b]Fiona's Fantastic Familiars[/b] received [b]contextual notifications[/b] for flattery opportunities. [*]It is now possible to view only [b]transmutation items[/b] in the Baldwin's Bubbling Brew [b]recipe filter[/b]. [*]Lair tab descriptions now support [b]text formatting and emojis[/b]. [*][b]Selective feeding[/b] was implemented, allowing players to prioritize what food stores they want to use to feed their dragons. [*]Alerts can be cleared entirely. [*]You can filter Game Database items be whether or not they are [b]stored in your Hoard and/or Vault[/b]. [*]The entire website moved to the secure [b]HTTPS protocol[/b]. [*]A [b]catalog[/b] of all possible swaps was added to Swipp's Swap Stand. [*]Embedded [b]gene scroll and eye vial icons[/b] now link to Predict Morphology. [*]You can view [b]all recipes[/b] in Baldwin's Bubbling Brew, [b]regardless of whether your alchemy level is high enough to brew them or not.[/b] [*]It is possible to [b]search apparel by color[/b] in the Dressing Room. [*][b]Pagination was cleaned up[/b] on all areas of the site with an aim to improve navigation on mobile devices. [*]The [b]lair cap was raised[/b] to 210 dragons. [*]Improved gene selection was added to the search parameters in the Auction House. [*]It is now easier to search and [b]load your own dragons and saved morphologies in the Dressing Room[/b]. [*]Swipp's Swap Stand will now always offer [b]three swaps[/b]. [*]Several features now integrate with Predict Morphology. [*]The [b]Dev Tracker[/b] was launched, allowing players to view a [b]chronological list of public developer status updates and forum posts[/b]. [/LIST] New and revamped [b]apparel items[/b] were added: [LIST] [*]Starsilks [*]Steampunk [*]Unicorn [*]Tea Time [*]Tuxedos [*]Critter Companions [/LIST] New [b]genes[/b] and an [b]eye type[/b] were added: [LIST] [*]Opal (Gaoler) [*]Blossom (Gaoler) [*]Leopard [*]Clouded [*]Innocent Eyes [*]Veined [*]Veined (Gaoler) [*]Fade [*]Blend [*]Fans (Gaoler) [*]Underbelly (Banescale) [*]Marbled [*]Swirl [*]Keel [*]Glowtail [/LIST] [i]Whew![/i] ------------- [size=5][b]Dragon Profile Revamp[/b][/size] For those who are not aware, we are still in the midst of a [b]site-wide code conversion of [i]Flight Rising[/i] to run on a much more modern framework[/b]. As part of this conversion, the team is taking its time to not only convert all existing pages to this new framework, but seizing the opportunity to [b]update and revamp them[/b] in the process. Launching today, our newest revamp is that of [b]Dragon Profiles[/b]. There are quite a few new things to share, so [b]let's check it out[/b]: [size=4][b]General Layout Changes[/b][/size] One of the first things you'll notice about dragon profiles is that the [b]layout has been modified[/b]. During the design process, it dawned on us that there are very specific elements of a dragon that the player has direct customization over, and we wanted to [b]showcase those most prominently[/b]. To that end, we've made the following layout changes: [LIST] [*]We've moved the dragon's [b]equipped apparel, skin, scene, and familiar[/b] to the [b]top third[/b] of the page so that the elements you have customization control over are the very first thing other players will see. [*]In the [b]second third[/b] of the page, you'll find the dragon's [b]physical info[/b], their [b]battle info[/b] (a new section including their level, current EXP, stats, and battle stone layout), and their [b]lineage[/b]. [*]The [b]biography[/b] remains in its original spot at the bottom so that it can comfortably expand vertically with the content you create within it. [/LIST] [size=4][b]Scenes[/b][/size] The most significant update to dragon profiles is the new [b]Scenes[/b] system. Scenes are a brand new [b]item type[/b] that allow you to [b]customize a dragon's profile by adding a colorful background behind them[/b]. Functionally, Scenes operate (i.e. are "equipped") like a large piece of apparel that sits behind your dragon. Scenes can be equipped, unequipped, sold, and traded. A number of Scenes are debuting with this system today, including an anniversary Scene gift for all players, care of [b]Galore's Glorious Gifts[/b]. [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/trading/gift]Galore[/url] will be offering [b]Scene: Remembrance[/b], available as a gift in addition to some food for your clan to feast on in celebration! This scene can also be brewed at [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/trading/baldwin]Baldwin's Bubbling Brew[/url] by alchemists level 2 and above. It is available via both means[b] until Friday, June 12th at 10:00 server time, after which it will retire.[/b] [center][item=scene: remembrance][item=jumbo shrimp][item=eastern mole][item=red emperor tulip][item=bean beetle][/center] The following scenes are available via the [b][url=https://flightrising.com/main.php?p=market&tab=spec&type=0]treasure marketplace[/url][/b]: [center][item=scene: rocky refuge][item=scene: frostbite falls][item=scene: autumn clearing][item=scene: starksand dunes][/center] The following scenes are available via the [b][url=https://flightrising.com/main.php?p=market&tab=spec&type=1]gem marketplace[/url][/b]: [center][item=scene: foxfire grove][item=scene: titan's fall][item=scene: shoreline serenity][/center] The following scenes are brewable via [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/trading/baldwin]Baldwin's Bubbling Brew[/url][/b] for Alchemists level 10+ and 20+: [center][item=scene: royal chambers][item=scene: webfiend cave][/center] The following scenes have been artistically rendered by Swipp's family and they can be yours! [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/trading/swipp]...for a price[/url][/b]: [center][item=scene: pillow palace][item=scene: moonbeam aquaduct][/center] [size=3][b]Scenic Mode[/b][/size] While equipped Scenes will be visible on dragon profiles, they will [b]display at a low opacity[/b] so that text on the page remains legible. During the development of the system, some on the team thought it was a shame to lose out on the beautiful opaque version of the Scene illustrations. To solve this, we also created [b]Scenic Mode[/b]: this button will [b]hide all text and user interface elements aside from the dragon and its familiar[/b], and bring the background artwork to its full glory. We've even added a handy [b]"save" button[/b] so that you can capture the art to your device. [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_scenicmode.gif[/img][/center] [size=4][b]Likes[/b][/size] It is now possible to show some appreciation for dragons you think are awesome by [b]"liking" them[/b] directly on their profiles. At this time, the act of liking does not produce any alerts for the dragon's owner, but we are considering providing players a toggle for that option in the future, if it's desired. [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_likes.jpg[/img][/center] [size=4][b]View a Dragon's Morphology[/b][/size] You now have the option to tap a button and [b]directly view a dragon in Predict Morphology[/b], right from their profile. [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_sharemorphology.jpg[/img][/center] [size=4][b]Singular Feeding[/b][/size] It is now possible to [b]feed a single dragon[/b] by clicking the Feed button on its profile. [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_feedsingular.jpg[/img][/center] [size=4][b]Naming Familiars[/b][/size] One of our favorite editions to this revamp is the ability to [b]name your dragons' familiars[/b]. Simply click the edit button above the familiar's bestiary name to bestow them their new moniker. Familiar names [b]remain designated forever[/b] until changed, so your familiar will keep its name even if it goes to bond with another dragon in your lair. Additionally, there are no restrictions on how often you can change your familiar's name, so don't be too worried about settling on the perfect one right away. [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_namefamiliar.jpg[/img][/center] [size=4][b]Improvements to the Customization Pages[/b][/size] Clicking the [b]Customize[/b] button on a dragon's profile will take you to the [b]customization hub[/b]. We'll detail some of the improvements we've made to each of these various pages. [size=3][b]Apparel & Skins[/b][/size=3] Leveraging the lessons learned from the [b]Dressing Room[/b] and the power of the [b]Game Database[/b], the following modifications have been made: [LIST] [*]Apparel and Skins are now added to the dragon on the same customize page. [*]You can now [b]sort and filter apparel items[/b] by their name, category, prominent gene color, and name. [*]You can now [b]sort and filter skins[/b] by their name, type, prominent gene color, and name. [*]You can now [b]temporarily hide apparel pieces[/b] equipped to the dragon. [i](NOTE: This does not remove them)[/i] [*]You can now [b]export a dragon's equipped apparel & skin[/b] into the Dressing Room as a saved [b]outfit[/b]. [/LIST] [size=3][b]Familiars[/b][/size] The following improvements have been made to familiar customization: [LIST] [*]You can now filter familiars by name, prominent gene color, bond level, and bond status (for the current day) [*]The familiar's dragon is shown on this page to aid in pairing coordination [/LIST] [size=3][b]Scenes[/b][/size] As you might have guessed, you can change your dragon's scene on this page. Scenes can be filtered to show unequipped scenes in your inventory and sorted by their name and prominent gene colors found in the artwork. [size=3][b]Vista[/b][/size] Now, wait a second. This is a new one, right? It sure is! Since their creation, vistas have been a great way to add flair to your forum posts, but while we were revamping the dragon profile, we thought it might be cool to give them a [b]secondary purpose[/b]. You can now assign any of your unlocked account vistas to as many of your dragons as you want, giving each dragon a bit more personality and setting! Once assigned, the vista will appear [b]anchored to the left side of their biography[/b]. This can be turned off at any time. [size=2][i]IMPORTANT NOTE: Displaying a vista on a dragon's biography reduces the horizontal space for biography content. If you have already formatted your dragon's biography in the wider format, it may "break". While we were able to preserve and port over everyone's current biographies, there wasn't much we could do in the case of adding a vista to a profile that already had finely-tuned biography content. You can [b]opt not to use a vista[/b] to retain the larger space for biographies if desired.[/i][/size] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/prev_biographyvista.jpg[/img][/center] Vistas can be sorted and filtered by their name and prominent gene colors found in the artwork. ------------ [size=5][b]Site Refactor Update[/b][/size] As we mentioned above, the team has been hard at work over the last few years refactoring [i]Flight Rising's[/i] codebase to run more efficiently. The goals of the refactor are to [b]optimize[/b] and update the site's underlying framework to help [b]future-proof it and allow for further evolution[/b] (either in functionality or style) later down the road. These refactors are not simple ports, but full revamps taking into account [i]your[/i] feedback on ways to make each feature even better! This dragon profile revamp was another huge notch in our progress, and we wanted to update everyone on just where we're at with the continuing conversion. As with everything, please know that our project is fluid, and some of these may increase or decrease in priority based on other development factors. 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We can't wait to see how creative these pages become with a new element of customization. And again, from the whole team, thank you for playing [i]Flight Rising[/i].
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To ring in Flight Rising's seventh year in operation, we've revamped dragon profiles and are introducing Scenes. Scenes are cosmetic backdrops that you can use to further customize your dragons.



Seven Years of Gratitude

It's humbling that after seven years in operation, Flight Rising is not only going strong, but continuing to grow. You have all played a pivotal role in sharing the colorful world of Sornieth with your friends and family members, enriching our friendly and inclusive community in the process. Flight Rising is a game world we develop, but it also feels a lot like a family.

While our anniversaries have typically been boisterous and celebratory, our seven year milestone comes at a time of unspeakable injustice and strife in the world and we felt it was important to call attention to the myriad efforts that are going on to try and heal wounds and make things right. Our hearts ache and our thoughts are with those who are putting their health on the line, saving peoples' lives, speaking out, and protesting for justice. The efforts of brave individuals working and fighting tirelessly everyday are a massive reason any of us are able to enjoy making or playing this game, and they deserve recognition and support for that.


That being said, this day is also for you. To those who have been with us since the beginning and to those who have just joined us: thank you for being a part of our community and our world. We appreciate you.

As with previous anniversaries, let's take a look back to this past year:

  • We revamped Predict Morphology to allow for saving and sharing of custom morphologies.
  • The relaxing Mistral Mahjong came to the Fairgrounds.
  • Boreal Wood & Golem Workshop, veteran coliseum venues, received an overhaul.
  • We launched a revamped Bestiary, including several sorting, filtering, and categorization options.
  • The Game Database released, providing all players an essential tool for finding important information about the full catalog of Flight Rising's items, monsters, and stages.
  • We kicked off 2020 with our newest ancient breed: the Banescale.
  • Fiona became the newest resident of the Trading Post, bringing her massive menagerie with her.
  • We returned to YouTube with the official Flight Rising Development Stream.
  • The Which Waystone PRO Edition delighted players for a 24 hour beta test, only to be reverted indefinitely for further tweaking.
  • The mysterious Forbidden Portal ripped a hole in time and space, and now dragons can battle monsters from beyond the bounds of Sornieth.


A slew of quality of life updates were implemented, many based on suggestions from you:

  • New reagent conversion recipes were added to Baldwin's Bubbling Brew.
  • Custom Skins in the Game Database were all updated to include the artist's player ID, both on their database page and in their item tooltips, making it much easier to browse skins by artist.
  • Which Waystone was implemented at the bottom of the website for mobile devices.
  • Fiona's Fantastic Familiars received contextual notifications for flattery opportunities.
  • It is now possible to view only transmutation items in the Baldwin's Bubbling Brew recipe filter.
  • Lair tab descriptions now support text formatting and emojis.
  • Selective feeding was implemented, allowing players to prioritize what food stores they want to use to feed their dragons.
  • Alerts can be cleared entirely.
  • You can filter Game Database items be whether or not they are stored in your Hoard and/or Vault.
  • The entire website moved to the secure HTTPS protocol.
  • A catalog of all possible swaps was added to Swipp's Swap Stand.
  • Embedded gene scroll and eye vial icons now link to Predict Morphology.
  • You can view all recipes in Baldwin's Bubbling Brew, regardless of whether your alchemy level is high enough to brew them or not.
  • It is possible to search apparel by color in the Dressing Room.
  • Pagination was cleaned up on all areas of the site with an aim to improve navigation on mobile devices.
  • The lair cap was raised to 210 dragons.
  • Improved gene selection was added to the search parameters in the Auction House.
  • It is now easier to search and load your own dragons and saved morphologies in the Dressing Room.
  • Swipp's Swap Stand will now always offer three swaps.
  • Several features now integrate with Predict Morphology.
  • The Dev Tracker was launched, allowing players to view a chronological list of public developer status updates and forum posts.


New and revamped apparel items were added:

  • Starsilks
  • Steampunk
  • Unicorn
  • Tea Time
  • Tuxedos
  • Critter Companions


New genes and an eye type were added:

  • Opal (Gaoler)
  • Blossom (Gaoler)
  • Leopard
  • Clouded
  • Innocent Eyes
  • Veined
  • Veined (Gaoler)
  • Fade
  • Blend
  • Fans (Gaoler)
  • Underbelly (Banescale)
  • Marbled
  • Swirl
  • Keel
  • Glowtail

Whew!



Dragon Profile Revamp

For those who are not aware, we are still in the midst of a site-wide code conversion of Flight Rising to run on a much more modern framework. As part of this conversion, the team is taking its time to not only convert all existing pages to this new framework, but seizing the opportunity to update and revamp them in the process.

Launching today, our newest revamp is that of Dragon Profiles.

There are quite a few new things to share, so let's check it out:


General Layout Changes

One of the first things you'll notice about dragon profiles is that the layout has been modified. During the design process, it dawned on us that there are very specific elements of a dragon that the player has direct customization over, and we wanted to showcase those most prominently. To that end, we've made the following layout changes:
  • We've moved the dragon's equipped apparel, skin, scene, and familiar to the top third of the page so that the elements you have customization control over are the very first thing other players will see.
  • In the second third of the page, you'll find the dragon's physical info, their battle info (a new section including their level, current EXP, stats, and battle stone layout), and their lineage.
  • The biography remains in its original spot at the bottom so that it can comfortably expand vertically with the content you create within it.


Scenes

The most significant update to dragon profiles is the new Scenes system. Scenes are a brand new item type that allow you to customize a dragon's profile by adding a colorful background behind them. Functionally, Scenes operate (i.e. are "equipped") like a large piece of apparel that sits behind your dragon. Scenes can be equipped, unequipped, sold, and traded.

A number of Scenes are debuting with this system today, including an anniversary Scene gift for all players, care of Galore's Glorious Gifts.


Galore will be offering Scene: Remembrance, available as a gift in addition to some food for your clan to feast on in celebration! This scene can also be brewed at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew by alchemists level 2 and above. It is available via both means until Friday, June 12th at 10:00 server time, after which it will retire.


The following scenes are available via the treasure marketplace:


The following scenes are available via the gem marketplace:


The following scenes are brewable via Baldwin's Bubbling Brew for Alchemists level 10+ and 20+:


The following scenes have been artistically rendered by Swipp's family and they can be yours! ...for a price:

Scenic Mode

While equipped Scenes will be visible on dragon profiles, they will display at a low opacity so that text on the page remains legible. During the development of the system, some on the team thought it was a shame to lose out on the beautiful opaque version of the Scene illustrations. To solve this, we also created Scenic Mode: this button will hide all text and user interface elements aside from the dragon and its familiar, and bring the background artwork to its full glory. We've even added a handy "save" button so that you can capture the art to your device.

prev_scenicmode.gif


Likes

It is now possible to show some appreciation for dragons you think are awesome by "liking" them directly on their profiles. At this time, the act of liking does not produce any alerts for the dragon's owner, but we are considering providing players a toggle for that option in the future, if it's desired.

prev_likes.jpg


View a Dragon's Morphology

You now have the option to tap a button and directly view a dragon in Predict Morphology, right from their profile.

prev_sharemorphology.jpg


Singular Feeding

It is now possible to feed a single dragon by clicking the Feed button on its profile.

prev_feedsingular.jpg


Naming Familiars

One of our favorite editions to this revamp is the ability to name your dragons' familiars. Simply click the edit button above the familiar's bestiary name to bestow them their new moniker. Familiar names remain designated forever until changed, so your familiar will keep its name even if it goes to bond with another dragon in your lair. Additionally, there are no restrictions on how often you can change your familiar's name, so don't be too worried about settling on the perfect one right away.

prev_namefamiliar.jpg


Improvements to the Customization Pages

Clicking the Customize button on a dragon's profile will take you to the customization hub. We'll detail some of the improvements we've made to each of these various pages.


Apparel & Skins

Leveraging the lessons learned from the Dressing Room and the power of the Game Database, the following modifications have been made:
  • Apparel and Skins are now added to the dragon on the same customize page.
  • You can now sort and filter apparel items by their name, category, prominent gene color, and name.
  • You can now sort and filter skins by their name, type, prominent gene color, and name.
  • You can now temporarily hide apparel pieces equipped to the dragon. (NOTE: This does not remove them)
  • You can now export a dragon's equipped apparel & skin into the Dressing Room as a saved outfit.


Familiars

The following improvements have been made to familiar customization:
  • You can now filter familiars by name, prominent gene color, bond level, and bond status (for the current day)
  • The familiar's dragon is shown on this page to aid in pairing coordination


Scenes

As you might have guessed, you can change your dragon's scene on this page. Scenes can be filtered to show unequipped scenes in your inventory and sorted by their name and prominent gene colors found in the artwork.



Vista

Now, wait a second. This is a new one, right?

It sure is! Since their creation, vistas have been a great way to add flair to your forum posts, but while we were revamping the dragon profile, we thought it might be cool to give them a secondary purpose. You can now assign any of your unlocked account vistas to as many of your dragons as you want, giving each dragon a bit more personality and setting! Once assigned, the vista will appear anchored to the left side of their biography. This can be turned off at any time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Displaying a vista on a dragon's biography reduces the horizontal space for biography content. If you have already formatted your dragon's biography in the wider format, it may "break". While we were able to preserve and port over everyone's current biographies, there wasn't much we could do in the case of adding a vista to a profile that already had finely-tuned biography content. You can opt not to use a vista to retain the larger space for biographies if desired.

prev_biographyvista.jpg

Vistas can be sorted and filtered by their name and prominent gene colors found in the artwork.



Site Refactor Update

As we mentioned above, the team has been hard at work over the last few years refactoring Flight Rising's codebase to run more efficiently. The goals of the refactor are to optimize and update the site's underlying framework to help future-proof it and allow for further evolution (either in functionality or style) later down the road. These refactors are not simple ports, but full revamps taking into account your feedback on ways to make each feature even better!

This dragon profile revamp was another huge notch in our progress, and we wanted to update everyone on just where we're at with the continuing conversion. As with everything, please know that our project is fluid, and some of these may increase or decrease in priority based on other development factors.


Feature

Flight Rising Main Page
Site Status Box
Player Registration System
Login System
Lair / Hibernal Den
Dragon Profiles
Nesting Grounds
Gathering
Clan Profile
Hoard & Vault
Bestiary
Message Center
Gem Purchases
Marketplace
Auction House
Trading Post
Crim's Collection Cart
Swipp's Swap Stand
Pinkerton's Plundered Pile
Baldwin's Bubbling Brew
Tomo's Trivia Tablet
Crossroads
Custom Skins
Festive Favors
Fairgrounds
Coliseum
Dominance
Forums
World Map
Search
Predict Morphology
Encyclopedia
Media
Achievements
Status

Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Early Development
Early Development
Early Development
Active Development
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Active Development
Active Development
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Active Development
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Early Development
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Early Development
Refactor Complete!
Active Development
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Refactor Complete!
Early Development



We hope everyone enjoys the new look for dragon profiles. We can't wait to see how creative these pages become with a new element of customization. And again, from the whole team, thank you for playing Flight Rising.
~ Flight Rising Engineering Team ~

- Do you want to hear what I said again? Hoot hoot!

Flight Rising
Knowledge Base

Flight Rising Rules & Policies
Happy 7th Anniversary, everyone! A quick reminder, we ask everyone please stay on topic which is the anniversary, revamp, recap, and new feature. Thank you!
Happy 7th Anniversary, everyone! A quick reminder, we ask everyone please stay on topic which is the anniversary, revamp, recap, and new feature. Thank you!
Wow!! Happy anniversary, everyone! I can't wait to scene what everyone does with their dragons now!
Wow!! Happy anniversary, everyone! I can't wait to scene what everyone does with their dragons now!
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Thank you staff for this update!
It's so much more fun dressing dragons now and the scenes are amazing :D

I can't wait to see more of them in the future
Thank you staff for this update!
It's so much more fun dressing dragons now and the scenes are amazing :D

I can't wait to see more of them in the future
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Woooooo this looks amazing!
Woooooo this looks amazing!
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WOO!
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oh my god HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FR!!!!! Wow first page. Imma go ahead and use this opportunity to say a thing: Familiar naming? The whole familiar search?? 100/10 More airy, less boxed dragon profile? 100/10 Fresh prince of bel air??? 100000000000/10 Apparel being the first thing you see in the dragon's page? 0/10. From a design perspective, your eye enters the dragon page from the apparel. It's not so bad because it seems constrained to the bottom left area, which is gestalt-wise the least important and memorable, but it's[b] certainly[/b] not more important than the dragon's info (hatchday, length, genes), which got renegated to the bottom row. Apparel is unimportant unless a viewer is specifically looking for a piece's name, and it's redundant to have apparel and the dragon wearing the apparel in the same "most important" row of the profile page. [b]My point: Apparel and dragon info should switch places. The rest of the revamp is absolutely gorgeous. But apparel is not important enough to be the first thing you see in a dragon's page, besides being redundant since the dragon's image is already wearing the apparel.[/b] I don't mean to degrade or complain, your efforts are so great and so appreciated, thank you for creating such an amazing game and continuously updating it to be the best it can be. I am just looking out for the satisfaction of our community and players, as I am not the only person that was bothered by the apparel being on such an evident spot. We love you <3 Please take this point into consideration. edit: as I said in [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870626]this thread[/url] [quote name="Amayai" date="2020-06-08 08:45:18" ] ... What bothers me UNQUESTIONABLY is the place of apparel and info. People actively seek for physical info all the time because many times a dragon's genes aren't visible under apparel, and nobody can tell the color names just by looking at them. Physical info is 10x more important than apparel and should be in the first row. Nobody seeks out apparel unless they wanna know the name of a piece, because all apparel is ALREADY VISIBLE on the dragon. Having the info before the dragon also wouldn't bother me because it's not imagetic. There's no colors and stark contrast pulling the attention to that area like the apparel does. That means reading would flow from the dragon name straight to the dragon's top left, as it's the next element with the starkest contrast in the reading flow. Just....... I really hope staff moves apparel to the info row and teh physical info to the top row. [/quote] That being done, all important info would be in the top row and adding an option to collapse dragon info would make a lot of people happy. I thought of it too but nobody seemed bothered, so I didn't mention. Now that I see a lot of people also want that, I'm using my platform (the first page) to let it be known. We love you devs, thanks for listening to us <3 last edit, finally: Devs, if you've been seeing, the forums are astirr. So are the discord servers. User @Celeana did a wonderful job creating a profile mockup [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870775/1#post_43579784]here[/url] that perfectly fixes the apparel problem, as well as redistributing the bottom row so that it isn't such a drastic departure from the past layout that many of us loved. Even many users who are ok with the layout as it is have expressed in the thread that this mockup looks better. Consider these possibilities, for the good of the community. This isn't a gene, we can't opt out of using or seeing it. It's a pillar of the site. It would bring us great joy to see that you are listening to our feedback, even if the only measure taken is a letter saying you won't change it. Thank you! From now on I will not write any more in this post, as it's very long, but I will use the visibility I have to link to threads that offer great redesigns and feedback, for ease of access to the staff and users: Already linked: [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870626](1)[/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870775](2)[/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/sug/2870851] (Version of this post in the suggestions forum)[/url] Other threads: [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/sug/2870656](1)[/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/sug/2870673](2!)[/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/sug/2870623](3)[/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870712](4)[/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2870762](5)[/url]
oh my god
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FR!!!!!

Wow first page. Imma go ahead and use this opportunity to say a thing:

Familiar naming? The whole familiar search?? 100/10
More airy, less boxed dragon profile? 100/10
Fresh prince of bel air??? 100000000000/10
Apparel being the first thing you see in the dragon's page? 0/10. From a design perspective, your eye enters the dragon page from the apparel. It's not so bad because it seems constrained to the bottom left area, which is gestalt-wise the least important and memorable, but it's certainly not more important than the dragon's info (hatchday, length, genes), which got renegated to the bottom row. Apparel is unimportant unless a viewer is specifically looking for a piece's name, and it's redundant to have apparel and the dragon wearing the apparel in the same "most important" row of the profile page.

My point: Apparel and dragon info should switch places. The rest of the revamp is absolutely gorgeous. But apparel is not important enough to be the first thing you see in a dragon's page, besides being redundant since the dragon's image is already wearing the apparel.

I don't mean to degrade or complain, your efforts are so great and so appreciated, thank you for creating such an amazing game and continuously updating it to be the best it can be. I am just looking out for the satisfaction of our community and players, as I am not the only person that was bothered by the apparel being on such an evident spot. We love you <3 Please take this point into consideration.

edit:
as I said in this thread
Amayai wrote on 2020-06-08 08:45:18:
...

What bothers me UNQUESTIONABLY is the place of apparel and info. People actively seek for physical info all the time because many times a dragon's genes aren't visible under apparel, and nobody can tell the color names just by looking at them. Physical info is 10x more important than apparel and should be in the first row. Nobody seeks out apparel unless they wanna know the name of a piece, because all apparel is ALREADY VISIBLE on the dragon.

Having the info before the dragon also wouldn't bother me because it's not imagetic. There's no colors and stark contrast pulling the attention to that area like the apparel does. That means reading would flow from the dragon name straight to the dragon's top left, as it's the next element with the starkest contrast in the reading flow.

Just....... I really hope staff moves apparel to the info row and teh physical info to the top row.

That being done, all important info would be in the top row and adding an option to collapse dragon info would make a lot of people happy. I thought of it too but nobody seemed bothered, so I didn't mention. Now that I see a lot of people also want that, I'm using my platform (the first page) to let it be known. We love you devs, thanks for listening to us <3

last edit, finally:
Devs, if you've been seeing, the forums are astirr. So are the discord servers. User @Celeana did a wonderful job creating a profile mockup here that perfectly fixes the apparel problem, as well as redistributing the bottom row so that it isn't such a drastic departure from the past layout that many of us loved. Even many users who are ok with the layout as it is have expressed in the thread that this mockup looks better. Consider these possibilities, for the good of the community. This isn't a gene, we can't opt out of using or seeing it. It's a pillar of the site. It would bring us great joy to see that you are listening to our feedback, even if the only measure taken is a letter saying you won't change it. Thank you!

From now on I will not write any more in this post, as it's very long, but I will use the visibility I have to link to threads that offer great redesigns and feedback, for ease of access to the staff and users:
Already linked: (1) (2) (Version of this post in the suggestions forum)
Other threads: (1) (2!) (3) (4) (5)
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Happy Anniversary FR


Thank you for creating such an amazing game and for hosting this amazing community for us dragon people

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