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TOPIC | Hatchling Custom Skins are Finally Here!
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[center][permalink][img alt="The overlaid text reads - Hatchling Skins - skin system improvements and new friends. There is a scaled dusthide hatchling dragon with antique scales and jade wings. It has an accent depicting lily of the valley flowers applied. A hatchling skin icon is in the upper left."]https://flightrising.com/dropbox/updates/hatchlingskins.png[/img][/permalink][/center] The day is finally here—the Custom Skin & Accent system now supports [b]hatchlings affected by Scroll of Eternal Youth[/b]! Get ready to flex those creative muscles to decorate over [b]20 adorable new templates.[/b] [center][permalink][b]Click here to read more about this update.[/b][/permalink][/center] [more] --------------------------- Before we jump into the update's more exciting details, we wanted to share a few awesome stats about the Skin System Revamp itself: [LIST] [*]Since launch, [b]1761[/b] skin orders have been processed. [*][b]Over 800[/b] of those orders were for [b]reprints[/b], a transaction that is virtually instantaneous. [/LIST] This wouldn't be possible without the tireless effort of our engineering team, who really knocked it out of the park in upgrading this system from top to bottom. Not only do our skin moderation team members benefit from [b]huge workflow improvements[/b], they also put more agency into the hands of skin creators, who can now immediately get [b]automated feedback[/b] on whether their artwork is eligible, design their own [b]icons[/b], and keep tabs on the [b]status of their orders[/b]. We're absolutely thrilled with the engagement with the system so far! ----------------------------------------- [size=5][b]Hatchling Skins are Here![/b][/size] In today's exciting update, we've finally rolled out[b] official support for custom skins and accents for hatchlings[/b]! Almost since [i]Flight Rising's[/i] launch [b]over 10 years ago[/b], the concept of hatchling skins has been a popular suggestion and topic of discussion. Last month, we made available the hatchling PSD templates, and to date they have been collectively [b]downloaded over 550 times[/b]. It sounds like you were eager to get started on those designs! We're glad to finally make that a reality. Accompanying this update, we did want to focus attention on a few important bits of information: [LIST][*]As a reminder, [b]only hatchlings that are under the effects of Scroll of Eternal Youth are eligible to equip skins[/b]. This choice was made both to make the requirements of the system easier to understand, and to [b]reduce development complexity[/b]. After discussion and review, we determined there wasn't much value in spending development time on allowing skins and accents for dragons who would age out of their skins in five days or less. [*]There have been a few elaborations to the [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/skin/3338313/1#post_56811596]rules for submitting skins and accents for hatchlings[/url][/b] that we thought it might be good to reiterate here before players begin submitting hatchling skins to the system. [/list] [center][img alt="An image of the dragon interface showing a hatchling with the scroll of eternal youth applied. The scroll of eternal youth icon is highlighted."]https://flightrising.com/dropbox/updates/hatchling_eternal_youth.png[/img][/center] --------------------------------- [size=5][b]Other System Updates & Improvements[/b][/size] In addition to supporting hatchling skins, we took the opportunity to include a few updates and fixes, including: [b]Icon Background Swatches[/b] On the [b]icon creation[/b] section of the skin order flow, you can now choose from a number of different [b]background colors[/b]. These range from black to gray/beige to white. [center][img alt="An image of the interface for creating skin thumbnails. To the left is the existing skin icon interface, showing the movement and placement options. To the lower right are the new updates being featured, which include, black, white, and shades of grey in between that may now be used as background colors."]https://flightrising.com/dropbox/updates/hue-do-you-do.gif[/img][/center] [b]Better Contextual Feedback on Coverage[/b] During [b]coverage evaluation[/b], if you have started an order for a [b]skin[/b], and the system finds that the skin covers [b]30% or less[/b] of the dragon sprite, it will now notify you that the submission is eligible to be an [b]accent[/b] instead - saving you a handful of shiny gems! [center][img alt="An image of the new coverage check in action, showing that the skin is applicable for being an acccent!"]https://flightrising.com/dropbox/updates/coverage_check.png[/img][/center] -------------------------------- [size=5][b]A Bundle of Youth![/b][/size] [emoji=eternal youth size=1] With the release of hatchling skins, we've added a new bundle for [gamedb item=572]. [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/market/gem/bundles]This bundle[/url][/b] contains three copies of the scroll for a discounted cost per individual item. This bundle will also be available on the [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/wiki/skins/4]Purchase Blueprints[/url][/b] page because they are important to hatchling skin orders. [center][item=3 Eternal Youth Bundle][/center] -------------------------------- [size=5][b]Fiona's Friends[/b][/size] [emoji=dog 1 size=1] Fiona has managed to acquire more familiars that she could use a hand in caring for. Those who manage to accomplish [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/trading/fantastic-familiars/feats][b]her feats[/b][/url] may be worthy candidates! [center][item=skykin planesrunner][item=flounced greattusk][/center] ----------------------------------- [size=5][b]Skin Contest Changes[/b][/size] For the Brightshine 2024 - Greenskeeper 2025 festival cycle, the number of potential winning entries is being expanded to 20 slots. The the following changes will take effect for the skin contest: [LIST] [*][b]2 additional slots[/b] will be added for exclusively for [b]hatchling skins[/b]. [LIST] [*]These skins will be purchased through festive favors, and will not appear in the gathering or coliseum chests, ensuring that players who don’t want a hatchling skin will not receive one in lieu of a dragon skin. [/LIST] [*][b]2 additional slots[/b] will be added for [b]dragon skins[/b], bringing the total slots for dragon skins to 18 adult winners (up from 16). [LIST] [*]One of these slots will go to an additional chest that drops from gathering/coliseum, bringing the total amount of chests per festival to 8 (up from 7) [/LIST] [*]Artists may submit up to 2 dragon entries (same) and one hatchling entry for a maximum allowed [b]total of 3 entries[/b]. We increased the cap so that submitting an entry for a hatchling skin slot doesn't interfere with your ability to enter the usual two dragon skin entries. [/LIST] [info][b]The above changes will take effect beginning with Brightshine Jubilee 2024.[/b][/info] ----------------------------------- [size=5][b]Additional Updates[/b][/size] [emoji=gear size=1] [LIST] [*]Due to its complexity, [b]Dressing Room support[/b] specifically for hatchlings & skins has been [b]postponed until a later date.[/b] Our intention is for this functionality to behave similarly to ancient breed dragons. [*]For [b]skin rejections[/b], the link provided in the accompanying private message has been[b] changed from text to a large button[/b] to better accommodate mobile platforms or smaller screen sizes. [*]We're on the lookout for a talented [b]Reliability Engineer[/b] to join us in supporting the development of [i]Flight Rising[/i]. Check out the full details on our [url=https://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=74][b]Employment Opportunities page[/b][/url]. [*]The [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/game-database/items/familiars]Game Database[/url][/b] now supports [b]filtering familiars[/b] by up to [b]three colors[/b]. [/list]
The overlaid text reads - Hatchling Skins - skin system improvements and new friends. There is a scaled dusthide hatchling dragon with antique scales and jade wings. It has an accent depicting lily of the valley flowers applied. A hatchling skin icon is in the upper left.
The day is finally here—the Custom Skin & Accent system now supports hatchlings affected by Scroll of Eternal Youth! Get ready to flex those creative muscles to decorate over 20 adorable new templates.




Before we jump into the update's more exciting details, we wanted to share a few awesome stats about the Skin System Revamp itself:
  • Since launch, 1761 skin orders have been processed.
  • Over 800 of those orders were for reprints, a transaction that is virtually instantaneous.
This wouldn't be possible without the tireless effort of our engineering team, who really knocked it out of the park in upgrading this system from top to bottom. Not only do our skin moderation team members benefit from huge workflow improvements, they also put more agency into the hands of skin creators, who can now immediately get automated feedback on whether their artwork is eligible, design their own icons, and keep tabs on the status of their orders.

We're absolutely thrilled with the engagement with the system so far!




Hatchling Skins are Here!
In today's exciting update, we've finally rolled out official support for custom skins and accents for hatchlings! Almost since Flight Rising's launch over 10 years ago, the concept of hatchling skins has been a popular suggestion and topic of discussion.

Last month, we made available the hatchling PSD templates, and to date they have been collectively downloaded over 550 times. It sounds like you were eager to get started on those designs!

We're glad to finally make that a reality.

Accompanying this update, we did want to focus attention on a few important bits of information:
  • As a reminder, only hatchlings that are under the effects of Scroll of Eternal Youth are eligible to equip skins. This choice was made both to make the requirements of the system easier to understand, and to reduce development complexity. After discussion and review, we determined there wasn't much value in spending development time on allowing skins and accents for dragons who would age out of their skins in five days or less.
  • There have been a few elaborations to the rules for submitting skins and accents for hatchlings that we thought it might be good to reiterate here before players begin submitting hatchling skins to the system.

An image of the dragon interface showing a hatchling with the scroll of eternal youth applied. The scroll of eternal youth icon is highlighted.



Other System Updates & Improvements
In addition to supporting hatchling skins, we took the opportunity to include a few updates and fixes, including:

Icon Background Swatches
On the icon creation section of the skin order flow, you can now choose from a number of different background colors. These range from black to gray/beige to white.

An image of the interface for creating skin thumbnails. To the left is the existing skin icon interface, showing the movement and placement options. To the lower right are the new updates being featured, which include, black, white, and shades of grey in between that may now be used as background colors.


Better Contextual Feedback on Coverage
During coverage evaluation, if you have started an order for a skin, and the system finds that the skin covers 30% or less of the dragon sprite, it will now notify you that the submission is eligible to be an accent instead - saving you a handful of shiny gems!

An image of the new coverage check in action, showing that the skin is applicable for being an acccent!



A Bundle of Youth!
With the release of hatchling skins, we've added a new bundle for Scroll of Eternal Youth. This bundle contains three copies of the scroll for a discounted cost per individual item. This bundle will also be available on the Purchase Blueprints page because they are important to hatchling skin orders.
3 Eternal Youth Bundle



Fiona's Friends
Fiona has managed to acquire more familiars that she could use a hand in caring for. Those who manage to accomplish her feats may be worthy candidates!
Skykin Planesrunner Flounced Greattusk



Skin Contest Changes
For the Brightshine 2024 - Greenskeeper 2025 festival cycle, the number of potential winning entries is being expanded to 20 slots. The the following changes will take effect for the skin contest:
  • 2 additional slots will be added for exclusively for hatchling skins.
    • These skins will be purchased through festive favors, and will not appear in the gathering or coliseum chests, ensuring that players who don’t want a hatchling skin will not receive one in lieu of a dragon skin.
  • 2 additional slots will be added for dragon skins, bringing the total slots for dragon skins to 18 adult winners (up from 16).
    • One of these slots will go to an additional chest that drops from gathering/coliseum, bringing the total amount of chests per festival to 8 (up from 7)
  • Artists may submit up to 2 dragon entries (same) and one hatchling entry for a maximum allowed total of 3 entries. We increased the cap so that submitting an entry for a hatchling skin slot doesn't interfere with your ability to enter the usual two dragon skin entries.


The above changes will take effect beginning with Brightshine Jubilee 2024.




Additional Updates
  • Due to its complexity, Dressing Room support specifically for hatchlings & skins has been postponed until a later date. Our intention is for this functionality to behave similarly to ancient breed dragons.
  • For skin rejections, the link provided in the accompanying private message has been changed from text to a large button to better accommodate mobile platforms or smaller screen sizes.
  • We're on the lookout for a talented Reliability Engineer to join us in supporting the development of Flight Rising. Check out the full details on our Employment Opportunities page.
  • The Game Database now supports filtering familiars by up to three colors.
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A quick general reminder for everyone! Suggestions for improvements to the Custom Skin and Accent system? Be sure to post them in the [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/sug]Suggestions Forum[/url][/b]! Any feedback, comments, or questions on rules or policies should be sent directly to us through [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/site/contact-us]Contact Us.[/url][/b] Comments made to this thread about rules or policies will be removed as a matter of forum moderation. Thank you! [emoji=new friend size=1]
A quick general reminder for everyone!

Suggestions for improvements to the Custom Skin and Accent system? Be sure to post them in the Suggestions Forum!

Any feedback, comments, or questions on rules or policies should be sent directly to us through Contact Us. Comments made to this thread about rules or policies will be removed as a matter of forum moderation.

Thank you!
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I am so excited for this!! Hatchlings are gonna look amazing going forward
I am so excited for this!! Hatchlings are gonna look amazing going forward
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THE BABIES HAVE ARRIVED
THE BABIES HAVE ARRIVED
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I have free drags to a good home in my hib lair if you want any
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