Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Status Update
Sep 13, 2019, 13:49:06
Site Status | By Aequorin
Galore's gifting the wings from each refreshed steampunk apparel set! If you haven't stopped by Galore's plot at the Trading Post, you should do so right away—his gift offer expires tomorrow, Saturday September 14th at 23:59 server time!
Drakeharvest 2019
Sep 12, 2019, 05:59:48
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Autumn has returned to the continent and dragons everywhere are reaping the benefits of a bountiful harvest season! Meanwhile, Baldwin is cooking up something dubious...



Drakeharvest, Flight Rising's plant-themed "micro-holiday", is in full swing! From Thursday, September 12th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, September 16th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!



Bountiful Battles

For the duration of Drakeharvest, all enemies will have a chance to drop plant food items in addition to their regular loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on fruits, veggies, fungi, seeds, flowers, and grains to prepare for the cold winter months.



Battle EXP Boost

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


Plant-Pinching Pests

The prosperous harvest season doesn't come without its drawbacks. A common thieving species of crab has taken to the fields and foodstores in droves to make off with as much as they can carry! For the duration of Drakeharvest, these plucky familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum. Once the harvest has concluded, they'll go back into hiding, but may run into one or two while foraging.

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Slime & Sludge Genes

Baldwin and his legion of alchemists have finalized the recipe for two new genes, if only they could find the test subjects to wear them. Brave dragons with an alchemy level of 22 or higher can now craft the Slime and Sludge genes!


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Starfall Celebration Skin Contest

The seventh annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 22, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!

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Status Update
Sep 09, 2019, 14:10:39
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Hope!
Status Update
Sep 07, 2019, 18:35:55
Site Status | By Mutron
The scheduled maintenance from 20:00 and 20:30 tonight, September 7 is complete, and there should be no further maintenance-caused interruptions to the Fairgrounds games tonight.
Status Update
Sep 07, 2019, 16:01:44
Site Status | By Undel
The green lamps, missing two-tones, and clipping errors present in the steampunk revamp will be addressed this coming week. Thank you for your reports.
Steampunk Refresh
Sep 07, 2019, 15:08:42
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
BatCrooks wrote on 2019-09-07 01:45:18:

shouldn't the light on this be green?

Whoops! Yes it should.

The two tone effect being omitted was also an error. We'll be restoring the two tone effect (ex: chest pieces) and fixing the incorrect light colors on the green variant shortly. It is the weekend and our artists are off for now, but we'll begin work on this Monday.
Steampunk Refresh
Sep 07, 2019, 01:24:18
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
3ctoplasm wrote on 2019-09-07 01:08:55:
will there be microholiday exclusive food items for drakeharvest?

Yes, there will!
Steampunk Refresh
Sep 07, 2019, 00:58:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Old equipment gets a new look!



Steampunk Refresh

We have updated the steampunk set with new artwork to better match the line quality and art style of our site. The brass, bronze, copper, gold, and silver steampunk sets have been refreshed with new artwork!

The old steampunk artwork varied with the wing pieces. Most looked like mechanical feathers, but some looked like armor. We transitioned all existing wing pieces to feathers, but have created an armored wing set for every dragon. Galore will have a copy of these armored wing sets for the old apparel colors available until September 14th 23:59, so that those who wanted the armored wing set to remain can have them without cost for a limited time. (they are also sold in the marketplace for the same price as feathered steampunk wings!)

All steampunk bundles have been updated to include the armored wing piece as part of the bundle, and the price has gone up to reflect this.



Brass Steampunk



Bronze Steampunk



Copper Steampunk



Gold Steampunk



Silver Steampunk


New Steampunk in Boreal Wood

A new color, the tin steampunk set, now has a chance to rarely drop from Boreal Wood opponents.



Tin Steampunk




Starfall Celebration Skin Contest
The seventh annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 22, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Drakeharvest 2019 (September 12 - 16)
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Drakeharvest is back and right around the corner!

  • Start: Thursday, September 12th @ 6:00 Server Time
  • End: Monday, September 16th @ 6:00 Server Time

As a recurring micro-holiday, Drakeharvest will include the same crab familiars as last year, a 50% coliseum experience boost, and every monster in the Coliseum will have a chance to drop extra plant food items. Time to stock up for the autumn!
How has FR changed you?
Sep 06, 2019, 09:42:23
I have had to learn how to be 8000% more organized.
No Deep Sea Lobster?
Sep 06, 2019, 08:49:47
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Xhaztol
Thanks for the reports, everyone! This has been resolved.
Status Update
Sep 06, 2019, 08:48:39
Site Status | By Xhaztol
A bug that was affecting the drop rate of the loot item Deep Sea Lobster (Boreal Wood) has been resolved.
Silent Login Failure Reports
Sep 05, 2019, 12:22:26
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Tunesmith wrote on 2019-09-05 12:17:35:
@Mutron:

Would the users not need to be logged in to post a reply to this thread? Should they send a Contact Us instead?

Yes, if you cannot log in using any browser please send in a report using Contact Us. We had an edit to the thread to mention this that seems to have gotten lost, it's updated now. In most cases it is only one very specific browser having the issue so far.
Login Issues
Sep 05, 2019, 12:09:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

Just a brief update. If you are experiencing the specific issue described this thread, please post a report there. Otherwise, please feel free to continue replying here if your issue does not match the specific symptoms described in that thread.
Status Update
Sep 05, 2019, 12:07:25
Site Status | By Mutron
We are seeking information regarding a login issue affecting a small number of players. If you are experiencing the specific login issue described in this thread since Tuesday's maintenance, please reply with the requested information.
Silent Login Failure Reports
Sep 05, 2019, 12:02:05
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
After Tuesday morning's maintenance, it's come to our attention that a small number of players are experiencing difficulty logging in or staying logged in to the Flight Rising website.


We're currently unable to reproduce this issue and we need more information from the affected players. In this thread we are looking for reports only of this specific issue:
Quote:
You go to log in, enter your username and password correctly, do not receive any error messages, and you are kicked to the front page of the site, but you are still not logged in.



If you are experiencing this specific issue, please first try to clear your cache by following these instructions: How to clear your browser's cache.

If you are able to log in and remain logged in after that, please note it by replying to this thread.

If that does NOT work, please try to log in using a different browser and reply with the following information. (If that does not work either, please submit a ticket using Contact Us with the same information.)
Quote:
  • Browser(s) Used
    • Browser(s) Version
  • Device(s) Used
    • Mobile
      Laptop
      Desktop
      Etc.
  • Device Operating System
    • Operating System Version
  • Internet Connection Type
    • Mobile
    • Wireless
    • Wired - cable/DSL?
    • School
    • Home
    • Work
  • Antivirus Installed
    • Antivirus Version



Thank you!
Status Update
Sep 04, 2019, 00:03:58
Site Status | By Kaepora
It is now easier to search and load your own dragons and saved morphologies in the Dressing Room.
Status Update
Sep 03, 2019, 14:41:52
Site Status | By Aequorin
We're now accepting submissions for the Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday September 17th at 23:59 server time.
Status Update
Sep 03, 2019, 14:20:12
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Boston!
Login Issues
Sep 03, 2019, 14:10:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@BluDevil Thank you, we will investigate!

LogrithmGames wrote on 2019-09-03 11:31:05:
I have a similar login problem. hitting the login button a second time makes FR try to refresh the website, which normally works

@LogrithmGames

Can you let me know what browser and operating system you are using, and any antivirus/antimalware you may be using?

In the mean time, if you cannot access Flight Rising, please try a different browser as it appears there may be certain less popular browsers/OS/etc combinations that are affected by the changes from this morning.
Login Issues
Sep 03, 2019, 11:01:56
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @BluDevil,

May I ask what version of Internet Explorer and what OS you are using?
Status Update
Sep 03, 2019, 06:41:48
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded, and players must now log back into their account. Various improvements to login and sessions have been made.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Sep 03, 2019, 06:40:42
Forum Post | Help Center | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Players must log back in to their accounts.

The following changes have been made regarding login and sessions:
  • It should be much easier to stay logged in to both halves of the site, especially if you close your browser frequently or are using multiple devices.
  • Changing or resetting your password will log out all other active sessions.
  • The "Remember Me" checkbox on the Login form is now more useful.
    • Leaving it checked will keep you logged in for a long time, suitable for a private device.
    • Leaving it unchecked will leave you logged in for a much shorter time, and fully closing the browser will also log you out, which is more suitable for a shared device.

NOTE: It is still best to manually log out of the site rather than solely relying only on this, as it is easy to forget to close all windows and some browsers will still take a while before deciding your session is "done."
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Sep 03, 2019, 06:40:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Players must log back in to their accounts.

The following changes have been made regarding login and sessions:
  • It should be much easier to stay logged in to both halves of the site, especially if you close your browser frequently or are using multiple devices.
  • Changing or resetting your password will log out all other active sessions.
  • The "Remember Me" checkbox on the Login form is now more useful.
    • Leaving it checked will keep you logged in for a long time, suitable for a private device.
    • Leaving it unchecked will leave you logged in for a much shorter time, and fully closing the browser will also log you out, which is more suitable for a shared device.

NOTE: It is still best to manually log out of the site rather than solely relying only on this, as it is easy to forget to close all windows and some browsers will still take a while before deciding your session is "done."
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Sep 03, 2019, 06:39:57
Maintenance has concluded. Players must log back in to their accounts.

The following changes have been made regarding login and sessions:
  • It should be much easier to stay logged in to both halves of the site, especially if you close your browser frequently or are using multiple devices.
  • Changing or resetting your password will log out all other active sessions.
  • The "Remember Me" checkbox on the Login form is now more useful.
    • Leaving it checked will keep you logged in for a long time, suitable for a private device.
    • Leaving it unchecked will leave you logged in for a much shorter time, and fully closing the browser will also log you out, which is more suitable for a shared device.

NOTE: It is still best to manually log out of the site rather than solely relying only on this, as it is easy to forget to close all windows and some browsers will still take a while before deciding your session is "done."
Status Update
Aug 31, 2019, 07:45:23
Site Status | By Mutron
Due to the downtime this morning, Flameforger's Festival will be extended 2 hours, now ending at 08:00 Server Time, Sunday, September 1. Additionally, some pages may be slow to load as players return to the site.
404 not found?
Aug 29, 2019, 10:45:41
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report @ShadeytheDragon.

The bug has been fixed for any future long posts.
404 not found?
Aug 29, 2019, 07:51:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
@ShadeytheDragon, this is being worked on as we speak. Thank you for your report!
Uhhh... What...!? [Maintenance]
Aug 29, 2019, 07:45:20
No new features (QoL or gameplay). The maintenance is boring backend work, but unlike most backend maintenance it'll require players to log back in.
Status Update
Aug 29, 2019, 07:28:56
Site Status | By Aequorin
On Tuesday, September 3rd at 06:00 server time we will be performing maintenance that will require all players to log back in to the site once maintenance has concluded.
very clever, Tomo
Aug 29, 2019, 07:20:50
@Trilonyte, I appreciate the laugh, but that's all Tomo. I changed your title to be more accurate and less specific-team-member-call-out-y.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Aug 29, 2019, 07:16:28
On Tuesday, September 3rd at 06:00 server time, we will be performing maintenance that will require all players to log back in to the site once maintenance has concluded.

Please take this opportunity to verify that you remember your password. If you have not changed your password in a while, or are using the same password on Flight Rising as on other sites, this is also a good time to choose a new, unique password!
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Aug 29, 2019, 07:16:26
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
On Tuesday, September 3rd at 06:00 server time, we will be performing maintenance that will require all players to log back in to the site once maintenance has concluded.

Please take this opportunity to verify that you remember your password. If you have not changed your password in a while, or are using the same password on Flight Rising as on other sites, this is also a good time to choose a new, unique password!
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: September 3rd
Aug 29, 2019, 07:16:22
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
On Tuesday, September 3rd at 06:00 server time, we will be performing maintenance that will require all players to log back in to the site once maintenance has concluded.

Please take this opportunity to verify that you remember your password. If you have not changed your password in a while, or are using the same password on Flight Rising as on other sites, this is also a good time to choose a new, unique password!
Status Update
Aug 26, 2019, 12:26:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Flameforger's Festival!
Status Update
Aug 24, 2019, 12:03:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
Galore's current gift offer expires today, Saturday August 24th at 23:59 server time.
tab description error
Aug 23, 2019, 14:35:07
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
It appears that at least some of the issue is also caused by clicking the "X" button (Exit edit mode) as if it's a save button.

To avoid confusion, this button will now become disabled when editing a tab description or name. Clicking outside those fields initiates the save and unlocks the "X" button.

Keeping this in mind, as well as the limitations relating to emoji and other special characters, please report any additional cases where a tab saves with an error or fails to save entirely here.

Thanks everyone!
tab description error
Aug 23, 2019, 12:20:12
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the info @platypi

Yes, tab descriptions are just plain text. It's quite possible that attempting to use anything other than that would cause a saving issue, or possibly result in making a separate issue worse.
Status Update
Aug 23, 2019, 08:57:41
Site Status | By Aequorin
We have updated our rules and policies on obscene, vulgar, or violent content, the Suggestions Forum, and spam. All changes are marked with today's date: (2019-08-23)
...save tab descriptions?
Aug 22, 2019, 17:18:47
Forum Post | Help Center | By Kaepora
Selecting another field (like Tab Name) will also trigger the save

At the moment, the close button closes the screen too fast on some devices - losing your text in the process. We're looking into a way to prevent that.
Status Update
Aug 22, 2019, 13:51:58
Site Status | By Mutron
The Coliseum server restart is complete.
Developer Update - Coliseum PVP
Aug 22, 2019, 12:24:44
Dohmalore wrote on 2019-08-22 01:39:50:
boi it'll be so nice to have more than 1 single viable stone configuration ;_;

I never thought it'd happen lmao & i'm extra happy you won't need to nerf eliminate to do it,,,

the one thing i'm iffy about is the clanbound apparel. I love apparel but i don't see myself doing ranked battles ever so it's upsetting that i won't even be able to buy them if they're account locked :((

(unless I am reading this wrong and the apparel won't be exclusive to ranked battles? like are you just letting us use points to buy account locked versions of the apparel that's already coli-exclusive?)

@Dohmalore, maybe some of our replies earlier in this thread may help address your concerns?

Aequorin wrote on 2019-08-21 09:40:19:
Quote:
Will PVP require a captcha?

I can't use the coliseum for normal battling due to the captcha system, will I be locked out of PVP as well?

The captchas are in place to prevent bots farming items. As there's nothing to be gained through PvP that has value like the items acquired through PvE, it's extremely unlikely that PvP will need captchas.
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and
Xhaztol wrote on 2019-08-21 10:30:09:
There seems to be some concern about the idea of clanbound apparel being locked out from players who don't consistently top the leaderboards.

If we go with an idea like this, that probably isn't how we would make it work, because that's fairly prohibitive. It's more likely that we would allow the majority of players to make incremental progress (via either a special currency or something similar) to acquire these items. It wouldn't be elite/prestige gear that only the ladder toppers would have access to. It's possible they may be able to get it faster, but not exclusively.[/I]
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and last but not least:
Xhaztol wrote on 2019-08-22 11:08:11:
Thanks for all the posts and thoughts, everyone. I should double/triple reiterate that nothing about this feature has been 100% nailed down and it is still in active development.
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Basically, we're keeping a lot of factors in mind with PvP development. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please don't hesitate to post your suggestions in the Suggestions Forum!
Developer Update - Coliseum PVP
Aug 22, 2019, 11:08:11
Thanks for all the posts and thoughts, everyone. I should double/triple reiterate that nothing about this feature has been 100% nailed down and it is still in active development.
Developer Update - Coliseum PVP
Aug 21, 2019, 15:59:38
TrashRabbit wrote on 2019-08-21 15:28:38:
The friendbattle system is going to be great for hosting tournaments and perhaps as cool element for rping!

The prospect of community-run tournaments sounds super exciting to me. This is exactly the kind of thing we would hope to see!
tab description error
Aug 21, 2019, 13:41:16
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you @hyuukiru !

Some parts of that error lead me to wonder if this issue would still happen if Firefox were running in safe mode as a test: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode#w_how-to-start-firefox-in-safe-mode

Safe mode typically makes the browser run with default settings and minimal features, but it's only for testing, I'm not suggesting it as a permanent fix.
tab description error
Aug 21, 2019, 12:43:57
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Unfortunately, we have not been able to reproduce this yet, so troubleshooting has been a bit slow.

If anyone still experiencing the issue can try the following, it would be much appreciated and would get us one step closer to squashing the bug(s).
  1. Check to see if the issue still happens when you enter just "hi" for the tab description - noting both if it saved AND if it displayed an error.
  2. Enabling Developer tools (F12) and reporting any messages that come up in the Console tab when attempting to save a new description.
  3. Enabling Developer tools (F12) and reporting the status code under the Network tab for a record/records named "save-tab"

In all cases, we're looking for examples of tab text that is causing the problem. We have not yet ruled out the possibility that some text is getting misinterpreted and causing the hiccup.

Thank you!
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