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[center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newbieguide_zpsaohjfnzv.png[/img] [font= Century Gothic] [color=#731d08][size=4]Hello, and welcome! Have a seat and a cup of tea, there’s a lot to go over. Not that you need to worry about this all at once, of course. Welcome to Flight Rising! My name is Morhighana and I’ve decided to make an unoffical newbie guide/glossary/FAQ/etc. I’ve been around since 2013, so I’d like to think I know a thing or two. Affiliate Banner: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1738811/1][img]https://67.media.tumblr.com/4440f301018fab22dd6ed6a2794abd0b/tumblr_o6ok5cbADB1sjgviio1_500.png[/img][/url] Code for Affiliate Banner: [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1738811/1][img]https://67.media.tumblr.com/4440f301018fab22dd6ed6a2794abd0b/tumblr_o6ok5cbADB1sjgviio1_500.png[/img][/url] [/code] [/size][/color][/font] [/center] [center][font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]Introduction[/b] | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools [/size][/color][/font][/center]
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Hello, and welcome! Have a seat and a cup of tea, there’s a lot to go over. Not that you need to worry about this all at once, of course.

Welcome to Flight Rising! My name is Morhighana and I’ve decided to make an unoffical newbie guide/glossary/FAQ/etc. I’ve been around since 2013, so I’d like to think I know a thing or two.

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Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
She/They/Fae
[center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_basics_zpsivwr6d31.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] First off, you’ll want to visit these links, if you haven’t already: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/site/terms-use]Terms of Use[/url] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=50]Rules & Guidelines[/url] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=66]Forum Code of Conduct[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1467442]You can also check out the Flight Rising General FAQ here![/url] I know it’s a lot to take in, but please don’t be intimidated! Next, I want you to take a glance at the Encyclopedia, located [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/wiki/wiki]here.[/url] The Encyclopedia may seem daunting, after all, there’s a lot of information to cover! But don’t worry, I’ll go over most of it here with you. First off, let’s cover the very basics. [b]What is Flight Rising? How does one play it?[/b] What a complex question! I’m glad you asked. Flight Rising is a browser-based game. It focuses on dragons. There are many types of dragons and other creatures that inhabit the world, which is known as Sornieth. But we’ll get into that later. What do we do with said dragons? Well, a lot of things! You can breed them, adventure with them, fight using their strengths, and collect various items. The player controls what is known as a clan, and thus controls the abiltiies, traits, and mating habits of various dragons in said clan. Additionally, players can dress the dragons up with apparel and skins or accents. [/size][/color][/font] [center][font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Introduction | [b]Flight Rising Basics[/b] | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools [/size][/color][/font][/center]
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First off, you’ll want to visit these links, if you haven’t already:

Terms of Use
Rules & Guidelines
Forum Code of Conduct

You can also check out the Flight Rising General FAQ here!

I know it’s a lot to take in, but please don’t be intimidated!

Next, I want you to take a glance at the Encyclopedia, located here.
The Encyclopedia may seem daunting, after all, there’s a lot of information to cover! But don’t worry, I’ll go over most of it here with you. First off, let’s cover the very basics.

What is Flight Rising? How does one play it?
What a complex question! I’m glad you asked.

Flight Rising is a browser-based game. It focuses on dragons. There are many types of dragons and other creatures that inhabit the world, which is known as Sornieth. But we’ll get into that later.

What do we do with said dragons? Well, a lot of things!
You can breed them, adventure with them, fight using their strengths, and collect various items. The player controls what is known as a clan, and thus controls the abiltiies, traits, and mating habits of various dragons in said clan. Additionally, players can dress the dragons up with apparel and skins or accents.


Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
She/They/Fae
[center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_breeding_zpsxzac5lmy.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]How do dragons breed?[/b] When a player joins Flight Rising, they get to create their first dragon from scratch, from the breed down the colors and gender! Then, a random dragon of the opposite gender is assigned to your clan. These are known as your Progenitors. You cannot give away or trade your Progenitors, though you can exalt them. However I do not recommend that you do so. Because the second dragon is randomized, you might not be happy with it. However, please note that you can buy an item to change the colors, called a Tri-Color Scatterscroll. It’s random too, but it can give you a second chance (or third, or fourth, or..) at getting a better color selection. I did not realize this when I joined, and exalted my second Progenator. He’s gone forever, much to my regret nowadays. [b]So how do dragons breed anyway?[/b] (Get on with it!) Breeding is the central focus of Flight Rising. Players can be quite strategic with breeding. One can use only the colors they want to try to get the perfect dragon. Or one can go in haphazardly to see what might happen! Breeding allows dragons to pass down both their genes, and their color scheme. Please note that Flight Rising does not operate with a Mendel System of genetics. In Flight Rising’s System, players can acquire dragons that meet their aesthetics and keep breeding to achieve the desired effect or outcome. [b]So tell me more about Genes![/b] Let’s go over color first. [img]http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/flightrising/images/b/bc/Tumblr_inline_mmmw9uTdZh1r0vr4u.jpg[/img] This is Flight Rising’s color wheel. These are all of the colors available to dragons currently. [b]So let’s pick a color![/b] Let’s say we pick Black (#262626). I have a dragon with a Black Primary color. I breed it with a dragon with a White Primary color. The hatchlings will come out with Primary Colors Ranging from White to Black. If we look at the color wheel, and read it like a clock (that is to say, clockwise) we will see that our babies could have these possible colors: [/size][/color][/font] [list][*]White [*]Ice [*]Platinum [*]Silver [*]Grey [*]Charcoal [*]Coal [*]Black [/list] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] To put it visually: [img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_colorsample_zpscdihfxb2.png[/img] [b]Primary? Secondary? Tertiary?! What are you talking about?![/b] A dragon has three colors, which you might remember from making your Progenitor. The first color, or the Primary Gene, is what covers most of the dragon’s body. Primary Genes include all 67 currently available colors. The primary color affects the dragon’s head, legs, flank, belly, and tail, give or take. The second color, or the Secondary Gene, is commonly known as the wing gene, because the area they cover is mostly located on a dragon’s wings. Secondary genes also display in all 67 available colors. The third color, or the Tertiary Gene, can cover the body and wings of the dragon as an accent. Tertiary Genes can display in all 67 available colors. [b]But my dragon is only two colors?[/b] Basic dragons do not display their tertiary gene, and are thus invisible. Progenitors do not inherently display tertiary genes, and will require gene scrolls to reveal the hidden color. [b]So tell me about Genes already.[/b] Good question! On Flight Rising, there are genes, which are like patterns that are inherited from parents. Or bestowed by scrolls. There are many genes, which together present very many options for different kinds of dragons. Take this Fae, for instance. She is an Ice Element, which gives her white eyes. (We’ll go over this soon.) [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newbie_dragon_basic_zps4ywoudyb.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] She is Black / White / Grey Basic / Basic / Basic (Primary / Secondary / Tertiary) Now, say we have a scroll and decide to use it on her. We’ll use a tertiary gene called Smoke. Here’s what she looks like with her tertiary color revealed: [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newbie_dragon_smoke_zpssutopzdx.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] So you want to know what these genes look like? Sure! Here’s all the genes on a female Wilclaw. [b]Primary (In Black):[/b] [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]https://67.media.tumblr.com/0e5052dd1a2511823a878786edc4ef8f/tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio1_540.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]Secondary (In Black):[/b] [/size][/color][/font] [center] [img]https://67.media.tumblr.com/c627843facc354747091191bed7eb92d/tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio2_540.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]Tertiary (In Black):[/b] [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/4ccf94b29c5f2736a6c385629491a099/tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio3_540.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]But what about the eyes?[/b] Eyes are determined by the nest that eggs are hatched in, which is determined by Flight. [b]Here is a visual guide to eyes:[/b] [/size][/color][/font] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1649564/1](Source)[/url] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/earth_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i59.tinypic.com/35a8bar.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/fire_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i62.tinypic.com/sgskxx.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/wind_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i62.tinypic.com/2qsmjyo.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/water_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/adgrhd.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/shadow_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/2laxwnr.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/ice_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/2jfdr7s.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/lightning_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/a26u4g.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/light_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/256d1xx.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/nature_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/drcylw.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/plague_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/2rnhkev.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/media_icons/arcane_rune_100x100.png[/img] [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/24xm2ci.png[/img][/center] [/size][/color][/font] [center][font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | [b]Breeding[/b] | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools [/size][/color][/font][/center]
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How do dragons breed?
When a player joins Flight Rising, they get to create their first dragon from scratch, from the breed down the colors and gender! Then, a random dragon of the opposite gender is assigned to your clan. These are known as your Progenitors. You cannot give away or trade your Progenitors, though you can exalt them. However I do not recommend that you do so.

Because the second dragon is randomized, you might not be happy with it. However, please note that you can buy an item to change the colors, called a Tri-Color Scatterscroll. It’s random too, but it can give you a second chance (or third, or fourth, or..) at getting a better color selection. I did not realize this when I joined, and exalted my second Progenator. He’s gone forever, much to my regret nowadays.

So how do dragons breed anyway? (Get on with it!)
Breeding is the central focus of Flight Rising. Players can be quite strategic with breeding. One can use only the colors they want to try to get the perfect dragon. Or one can go in haphazardly to see what might happen!

Breeding allows dragons to pass down both their genes, and their color scheme. Please note that Flight Rising does not operate with a Mendel System of genetics. In Flight Rising’s System, players can acquire dragons that meet their aesthetics and keep breeding to achieve the desired effect or outcome.

So tell me more about Genes!
Let’s go over color first.
Tumblr_inline_mmmw9uTdZh1r0vr4u.jpg

This is Flight Rising’s color wheel. These are all of the colors available to dragons currently.

So let’s pick a color!
Let’s say we pick Black (#262626). I have a dragon with a Black Primary color. I breed it with a dragon with a White Primary color.
The hatchlings will come out with Primary Colors Ranging from White to Black. If we look at the color wheel, and read it like a clock (that is to say, clockwise) we will see that our babies could have these possible colors:
  • White
  • Ice
  • Platinum
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Charcoal
  • Coal
  • Black

To put it visually:
newb_colorsample_zpscdihfxb2.png

Primary? Secondary? Tertiary?! What are you talking about?!
A dragon has three colors, which you might remember from making your Progenitor.

The first color, or the Primary Gene, is what covers most of the dragon’s body. Primary Genes include all 67 currently available colors. The primary color affects the dragon’s head, legs, flank, belly, and tail, give or take.

The second color, or the Secondary Gene, is commonly known as the wing gene, because the area they cover is mostly located on a dragon’s wings. Secondary genes also display in all 67 available colors.

The third color, or the Tertiary Gene, can cover the body and wings of the dragon as an accent. Tertiary Genes can display in all 67 available colors.

But my dragon is only two colors?
Basic dragons do not display their tertiary gene, and are thus invisible. Progenitors do not inherently display tertiary genes, and will require gene scrolls to reveal the hidden color.

So tell me about Genes already.
Good question! On Flight Rising, there are genes, which are like patterns that are inherited from parents. Or bestowed by scrolls.
There are many genes, which together present very many options for different kinds of dragons.

Take this Fae, for instance.
She is an Ice Element, which gives her white eyes. (We’ll go over this soon.)
newbie_dragon_basic_zps4ywoudyb.png


She is
Black / White / Grey
Basic / Basic / Basic
(Primary / Secondary / Tertiary)

Now, say we have a scroll and decide to use it on her. We’ll use a tertiary gene called Smoke.
Here’s what she looks like with her tertiary color revealed:
newbie_dragon_smoke_zpssutopzdx.png

So you want to know what these genes look like?
Sure! Here’s all the genes on a female Wilclaw.

Primary (In Black):
tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio1_540.png

Secondary (In Black):
tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio2_540.png


Tertiary (In Black):
tumblr_oc80m3JlRI1sjgviio3_540.png

But what about the eyes?
Eyes are determined by the nest that eggs are hatched in, which is determined by Flight.

Here is a visual guide to eyes:

(Source)
earth_rune_100x100.png
35a8bar.png

fire_rune_100x100.png
sgskxx.png

wind_rune_100x100.png
2qsmjyo.png

water_rune_100x100.png
adgrhd.png

shadow_rune_100x100.png
2laxwnr.png

ice_rune_100x100.png
2jfdr7s.png

lightning_rune_100x100.png
a26u4g.png

light_rune_100x100.png
256d1xx.png

nature_rune_100x100.png
drcylw.png

plague_rune_100x100.png
2rnhkev.png

arcane_rune_100x100.png
24xm2ci.png


Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Breeding | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
She/They/Fae
[center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_clan_zpsdytbduow.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] To be able to breed and participate in other activities, dragons must have enough energy to do so. Energy is represented by the orange bar below each of your dragons. Energy goes down slowly over time. In order to replenish energy, dragons need to eat. To do so, they consume food points, which are visible in your Lair and Hoard in the red bar that runs along the top of the website. Players can get food points by converting certain items they have gathered in their Hoard. Once food items are converted into goof points, players can go to their Dragon Lair and click the “Feed” Button. All dragons that can consume the food available will do so. It’s a good idea to have a surplus of food--but don’t worry, it takes time to accumulate mass amounts of food. Different dragon breeds will only eat certain types of food, so be sure to plan ahead when gathering food items and converting them into points. You can mouse over dragons in your lair to see what they eat. Making sure your clan is happy and healthy yields bonuses. If a player’s clan maintains an average energy level of 80% or higher for three consecutive days, they will receive the following bonuses: +5 Gathering Turns per Day +250 Treasure per Day +1 Gem Per Day However, these bonuses will end if the player’s clan’s average energy falls below 80%. The bar in the top right hand corner of the site will help players monitor your clan’s energy level. It’s near the player’s avatar: [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_energybar_zpsdazugirb.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] The smaller blue bar below it displays how many days players have kept their clan’s energy level above 80%. The different shades of blue signify the days, so players can keep track of how many days it will take before they receive bonuses if the bar has been empty. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_gathering_zpsebeejtgw.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Once a day, players can gather items for their clan’s hoard. Gathering items range from the four food types to materials and other objects. Players have at least 10 gathering turns per day. Bonuses for energy maintenance and Flight Dominance increase the amount of gathering turns a player can have. Each gathering attempt will yield items and experience, and expend one turn. The higher the player’s gathering experience, the more items become available to them. To gather items, go to the navigation menu on the left and click “Gather Items,” which is under the “Clan” section. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_gatheritemsnav_zpsepspyz7x.png[/img][/center] [list] [*]Hunting - Meat Food Items [*]Fishing - Seafood Food Items [*]Insect Catching - Insect Food Items [*]Foraging - Plant Food Items [*]Digging - Minerals, Ores, Artifacts [*]Scavenging - Materials, Trinkets, Loot [/list] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Flight Rising is split into 11 elemental regions, and gathering items from each region is important. Players can designate which region they want to gather from by selecting it from the dropdown menu below the gathering type and clicking “Gather.” [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://www.flightrising.com/images/wiki/gathering.jpg[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] During Holidays, players will want to gather Holiday Currencies by collecting in the region of the given holiday. I suggest that you dig in the area, because it gives players a chance to dig up special Holiday Chests. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_familiars_zpsy5p4ntnk.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Familars are friendly creatures that inhabit Sornieth. They are generally accepted as companions to dragon clans and can provide benefits the more players bond with them. Acquiring familiars will complete entries in the player’s Bestiary. Each dragon in a player’s clan can be paired with one unique familiar. If a player has two of the same type of familiar, they will only be able to pair one of that familiar to a dragon in their clan. The duplicate familiar will remain in the player’s Hoard. To receive the benefits of pairing a dragon with a familiar, one must bond with the familiar daily. Bonding can be done once a day by clicking the heart button below a familiar on the dragon’s profile page. Every time a player bonds with a familiar, the familiar will become increasingly comfortable with the clan, and the act will award the player with treasure. When the familiar's bond reaches a new level, the player will receive a chest of varying rarity, which depends on the level of the bond. Players can visit various parts of the site in order to acquire familiars. Familiars can be found in the following locations: [/size][/color][/font] [list] [*] Treasure Marketplace [*] Gem Marketplace [*] Auction House [*]Swipp’s Swap Stand [*]Pinkerton’s Plundered Pile [*]Baldwin’s Brew [*]Treasure Chests [*]Coliseum Battles [/list] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_coliseum_zpsppuybvgp.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Players can take their dragons into battle against various foes across the lands of Sornieth. In the coliseum, players can organize parties of three dragons. By equipping the party with Battle Stones that dictate abilities as well as allocating stats, players can head into different locations of various levels to fight against the Beastclans. Players can also themselves against other players within the same battle range in ranked matches. When battling monsters consecutively, parties will stack up a victory chain. Each segment of the chain increases the experience points that the party earns by a small percentage. This bonus only occurs when fighting monsters that are at or above the level of the party. The chain caps after the fifth successful battle for a total boost of 20% experience. However, losing a battle, returning to the main coliseum menu, or to a different page on Flight Rising will break the current victory chain. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_fairgrounds_zpszllhfbdf.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Players can play various minigames in the Fairgrounds. While competing for high scores is an option, many players try to complete their Lucky Streak in the Fairgrounds. Each day, players start with a Lucky Streak. The Lucky Streak is a payout system for the games, which gives treasure to players. However, The treasure caps out at 75,000 each day. The Lucky Streak is a greay way to make Treasure every day. I recommend using Shockswitch for the most efficient payout. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_currency_zpsr38vkrq1.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] [b]Treasure[/b] Treasure is the main currency of Flight Rising. It is earned exclusively through playing the game. Treasure can purchase the majority of items in the game, as well as lair expansions, nest expansions, Baldwin Recipes, and items in the treasure marketplace. Players can also spend and gain Treasure in the Auction House as well as the Sales Forums. Players can acquire treasure by exalting dragons, selling items, trading with Crim, answering Tomo’s Trivia, and from chests. [b]Gems[/b] Gems are the premium currency for Flight Rising. 1 Gem = $0.01. Gem to Treasure ratios fluctuate but at this time, it ranges from 1:650 - 1:700 (Gem:Treasure). Players can acquire gems by purchasing them via paypal in the Gem Exchange, selling in the Auction House, from chests, sometimes from exalting dragons, and by participating in site contests. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_auctionhouse_zpszj9tjllg.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] The Auction House is a way to sell items and dragons to other players. Unlike private exchanges between players, the Auction House is site-supported. So if there are any issues, Support staff can help! Purchases are delivered to the player’s account via mail. Expired Auctions return directly to the player’s Hoard. Players can set what they sell and how much of the item they sell. Players can also set different time limits on items that they are selling in the auction house--1 day, 3 days, or 7 days. The auction house takes a percentage of the sale depending on how long the player sets the item up for sale. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_marketplace_zpsygpc0muo.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] The Marketplace carries various items like Familiars, Apparel, Skins, Accents, Battle Items, and Specialty Items. The marketplace even has some bundles that take 10% off the asking price of a group of items. These items are directly purchased from the site. There are two marketplaces, which depend on the type of currency players use to purchase items: Treasure and Gems. The Treasure marketplace has a chance to restock every five minutes. It purges all of its stock every two hours, and treasure items are subject to stocking limits. New items have their stock quantity boosted temporarily. The Gem Marketplace has unlimited stock. Gem items do however cycle out of the marketplace as new gem items are released. The marketplace delivers items straight to the player’s Hoard. There are no in-game mail notifications for marketplace purchases. Bundles from the Gem Marketplace will turn up in the player’s “Other” tab in the Hoard when purchased. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_tradingpost_zpsbslxrw6w.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] At the Trading Post, players get to meet with Sornieth’s resident traders. Swipp has a swap stand -- players can trade items and treasure with him (or his daughters) in order to get one item that can only be found at his stand. Tomo has a trivia tablet. Once a day players can answer trivia to gain treasure for correct answers. Crim is hoarder, and she’ll gladly pay players for whatever items catch her fancy at the time. She resets every couple of hours, so it’s good to have a stockpile of various items on hand. Pinkerton is Crim’s brother, and frankly he is tired of her hoarding habit. Players can get an item from him once per day--when Crim isn’t looking. Baldwin has a bubbling brew in his cauldron. Drop an item in to recieve a strange variety of items which then can be used to construct exclusive tems, familiars, skins, and genes. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_crossroads_zpsy5nocbdf.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] The Crossroads allow players to initiate dragon trades, check on trade offers, and pending requests between them and other players. It is quite handy for dragon breeders on the forums. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_skinsandaccents_zpsesndkyug.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Skins and Accents are user-made items that add a new, non-genetic design to a selected dragon. Skins and accents can be thought of as paint or tattoos for dragons. Skins cover 100% of a dragon, while Accents are used for smaller designs and can only cover up to 30% of the dragon. A new trend is skincents, which are Skins with transparent areas like accents, but have larger than 30% coverage of the dragon. Skins are a great way to customize dragons and show off player’s creativity. [/size][/color][/font] [center][img]http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/Bone2Pixel/newb_festivefavors_zpsakdyat5s.png[/img][/center] [font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Once a month, at the end of the month, there is a holiday that represents one element. The element depends on the month. There are 11 elemental holidays. During the elemental holidays, the Festive Favors shop opens. In exchange for rare holiday currencies, players can get special items that are only available during that one month. [/size][/color][/font] [center][font= Century Gothic][color=#731d08][size=4] Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Breeding | [b]Glossary[/b] | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools [/size][/color][/font][/center]
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To be able to breed and participate in other activities, dragons must have enough energy to do so. Energy is represented by the orange bar below each of your dragons. Energy goes down slowly over time. In order to replenish energy, dragons need to eat. To do so, they consume food points, which are visible in your Lair and Hoard in the red bar that runs along the top of the website.

Players can get food points by converting certain items they have gathered in their Hoard. Once food items are converted into goof points, players can go to their Dragon Lair and click the “Feed” Button.

All dragons that can consume the food available will do so. It’s a good idea to have a surplus of food--but don’t worry, it takes time to accumulate mass amounts of food.

Different dragon breeds will only eat certain types of food, so be sure to plan ahead when gathering food items and converting them into points. You can mouse over dragons in your lair to see what they eat.

Making sure your clan is happy and healthy yields bonuses. If a player’s clan maintains an average energy level of 80% or higher for three consecutive days, they will receive the following bonuses:
+5 Gathering Turns per Day
+250 Treasure per Day
+1 Gem Per Day

However, these bonuses will end if the player’s clan’s average energy falls below 80%. The bar in the top right hand corner of the site will help players monitor your clan’s energy level. It’s near the player’s avatar:
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The smaller blue bar below it displays how many days players have kept their clan’s energy level above 80%. The different shades of blue signify the days, so players can keep track of how many days it will take before they receive bonuses if the bar has been empty.

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Once a day, players can gather items for their clan’s hoard. Gathering items range from the four food types to materials and other objects. Players have at least 10 gathering turns per day. Bonuses for energy maintenance and Flight Dominance increase the amount of gathering turns a player can have.

Each gathering attempt will yield items and experience, and expend one turn. The higher the player’s gathering experience, the more items become available to them.

To gather items, go to the navigation menu on the left and click “Gather Items,” which is under the “Clan” section.
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  • Hunting - Meat Food Items
  • Fishing - Seafood Food Items
  • Insect Catching - Insect Food Items
  • Foraging - Plant Food Items
  • Digging - Minerals, Ores, Artifacts
  • Scavenging - Materials, Trinkets, Loot

Flight Rising is split into 11 elemental regions, and gathering items from each region is important. Players can designate which region they want to gather from by selecting it from the dropdown menu below the gathering type and clicking “Gather.”
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During Holidays, players will want to gather Holiday Currencies by collecting in the region of the given holiday. I suggest that you dig in the area, because it gives players a chance to dig up special Holiday Chests.

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Familars are friendly creatures that inhabit Sornieth. They are generally accepted as companions to dragon clans and can provide benefits the more players bond with them. Acquiring familiars will complete entries in the player’s Bestiary.

Each dragon in a player’s clan can be paired with one unique familiar. If a player has two of the same type of familiar, they will only be able to pair one of that familiar to a dragon in their clan. The duplicate familiar will remain in the player’s Hoard.

To receive the benefits of pairing a dragon with a familiar, one must bond with the familiar daily. Bonding can be done once a day by clicking the heart button below a familiar on the dragon’s profile page. Every time a player bonds with a familiar, the familiar will become increasingly comfortable with the clan, and the act will award the player with treasure. When the familiar's bond reaches a new level, the player will receive a chest of varying rarity, which depends on the level of the bond.

Players can visit various parts of the site in order to acquire familiars.
Familiars can be found in the following locations:
  • Treasure Marketplace
  • Gem Marketplace
  • Auction House
  • Swipp’s Swap Stand
  • Pinkerton’s Plundered Pile
  • Baldwin’s Brew
  • Treasure Chests
  • Coliseum Battles
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Players can take their dragons into battle against various foes across the lands of Sornieth. In the coliseum, players can organize parties of three dragons. By equipping the party with Battle Stones that dictate abilities as well as allocating stats, players can head into different locations of various levels to fight against the Beastclans.

Players can also themselves against other players within the same battle range in ranked matches.

When battling monsters consecutively, parties will stack up a victory chain. Each segment of the chain increases the experience points that the party earns by a small percentage. This bonus only occurs when fighting monsters that are at or above the level of the party. The chain caps after the fifth successful battle for a total boost of 20% experience. However, losing a battle, returning to the main coliseum menu, or to a different page on Flight Rising will break the current victory chain.

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Players can play various minigames in the Fairgrounds. While competing for high scores is an option, many players try to complete their Lucky Streak in the Fairgrounds. Each day, players start with a Lucky Streak. The Lucky Streak is a payout system for the games, which gives treasure to players. However, The treasure caps out at 75,000 each day. The Lucky Streak is a greay way to make Treasure every day. I recommend using Shockswitch for the most efficient payout.

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Treasure
Treasure is the main currency of Flight Rising. It is earned exclusively through playing the game. Treasure can purchase the majority of items in the game, as well as lair expansions, nest expansions, Baldwin Recipes, and items in the treasure marketplace. Players can also spend and gain Treasure in the Auction House as well as the Sales Forums.

Players can acquire treasure by exalting dragons, selling items, trading with Crim, answering Tomo’s Trivia, and from chests.

Gems
Gems are the premium currency for Flight Rising. 1 Gem = $0.01. Gem to Treasure ratios fluctuate but at this time, it ranges from 1:650 - 1:700 (Gem:Treasure).

Players can acquire gems by purchasing them via paypal in the Gem Exchange, selling in the Auction House, from chests, sometimes from exalting dragons, and by participating in site contests.

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The Auction House is a way to sell items and dragons to other players. Unlike private exchanges between players, the Auction House is site-supported. So if there are any issues, Support staff can help! Purchases are delivered to the player’s account via mail. Expired Auctions return directly to the player’s Hoard.

Players can set what they sell and how much of the item they sell. Players can also set different time limits on items that they are selling in the auction house--1 day, 3 days, or 7 days. The auction house takes a percentage of the sale depending on how long the player sets the item up for sale.

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The Marketplace carries various items like Familiars, Apparel, Skins, Accents, Battle Items, and Specialty Items. The marketplace even has some bundles that take 10% off the asking price of a group of items. These items are directly purchased from the site.
There are two marketplaces, which depend on the type of currency players use to purchase items: Treasure and Gems.
The Treasure marketplace has a chance to restock every five minutes. It purges all of its stock every two hours, and treasure items are subject to stocking limits. New items have their stock quantity boosted temporarily.
The Gem Marketplace has unlimited stock. Gem items do however cycle out of the marketplace as new gem items are released.
The marketplace delivers items straight to the player’s Hoard.
There are no in-game mail notifications for marketplace purchases.
Bundles from the Gem Marketplace will turn up in the player’s “Other” tab in the Hoard when purchased.

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At the Trading Post, players get to meet with Sornieth’s resident traders.
Swipp has a swap stand -- players can trade items and treasure with him (or his daughters) in order to get one item that can only be found at his stand.
Tomo has a trivia tablet. Once a day players can answer trivia to gain treasure for correct answers.
Crim is hoarder, and she’ll gladly pay players for whatever items catch her fancy at the time. She resets every couple of hours, so it’s good to have a stockpile of various items on hand.
Pinkerton is Crim’s brother, and frankly he is tired of her hoarding habit. Players can get an item from him once per day--when Crim isn’t looking.
Baldwin has a bubbling brew in his cauldron. Drop an item in to recieve a strange variety of items which then can be used to construct exclusive tems, familiars, skins, and genes.

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The Crossroads allow players to initiate dragon trades, check on trade offers, and pending requests between them and other players. It is quite handy for dragon breeders on the forums.

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Skins and Accents are user-made items that add a new, non-genetic design to a selected dragon. Skins and accents can be thought of as paint or tattoos for dragons. Skins cover 100% of a dragon, while Accents are used for smaller designs and can only cover up to 30% of the dragon. A new trend is skincents, which are Skins with transparent areas like accents, but have larger than 30% coverage of the dragon. Skins are a great way to customize dragons and show off player’s creativity.

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Once a month, at the end of the month, there is a holiday that represents one element. The element depends on the month. There are 11 elemental holidays. During the elemental holidays, the Festive Favors shop opens. In exchange for rare holiday currencies, players can get special items that are only available during that one month.




Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Breeding | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
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If you have any questions, I will gladly answer them here!


Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools

If you have any questions, I will gladly answer them here!


Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
She/They/Fae
These are all threads I found to be very useful during my time here! I hope they help you as well.


[Guide] BBCode
Ultimate Flight Guide v2
List of Items to Keep for Swipp and Baldwin
How to Train Your Dragon, By Duke
Festival Coliseum Guide
Letters From Hatchlings Directory! v3.0
Swipp Swap Pinglist - Raven Sylvan Set
Exalting Treasure Payout Chart
Accent Coverage Percentage Checking!
AH Guide: Undercutting + Item Worth
[Guide] Morhighana's Auction House Guide
The Guide to FR Abbreviations
Baldwin's Bubbling Brew Visual Guide
[STAINED] Breeding Rarity Comparisons

Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
These are all threads I found to be very useful during my time here! I hope they help you as well.


[Guide] BBCode
Ultimate Flight Guide v2
List of Items to Keep for Swipp and Baldwin
How to Train Your Dragon, By Duke
Festival Coliseum Guide
Letters From Hatchlings Directory! v3.0
Swipp Swap Pinglist - Raven Sylvan Set
Exalting Treasure Payout Chart
Accent Coverage Percentage Checking!
AH Guide: Undercutting + Item Worth
[Guide] Morhighana's Auction House Guide
The Guide to FR Abbreviations
Baldwin's Bubbling Brew Visual Guide
[STAINED] Breeding Rarity Comparisons

Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
She/They/Fae

These are all tools and spreadsheets I found to be useful during my time here!


Flight Rising Calculator
[TOOL] Super Hoard Organizer NEW
[Resource] Dragon Description Templates
Battle Drop Rate Statistics
Flight Rising Breeding Stat Cards

Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools

These are all tools and spreadsheets I found to be useful during my time here!


Flight Rising Calculator
[TOOL] Super Hoard Organizer NEW
[Resource] Dragon Description Templates
Battle Drop Rate Statistics
Flight Rising Breeding Stat Cards

Introduction | Flight Rising Basics | Glossary | FAQ | Handy Threads | Useful Tools
FR +2
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Thank you for reading.
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Thank you for reading.
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Added some new helpful threads! If you have any to contribute, please link me!
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