Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Status Update
Aug 05, 2021, 13:09:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Warrior's Way!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 07:08:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Lexiana wrote on 2021-08-05 06:59:14:
Is the only available during the event this year? Because it's practically impossible to get in 9 days.

We're looking into a solution now. :) THe WW exclusive familiars don't have any intrinsic food drops... so... *starts tweaking loot tables*
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:39:56
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Naeryl wrote on 2021-08-05 06:35:46:
Just a question: is this event running until the 14th or 15th? The banner says 14th, but the OP says 15th, so I'm not sure if it's ending on Saturday or Sunday at 6:00AM.

It ends the 15th at 06:00, but we avoided saying the 15th in the banner since it implies ALL DAY the 15th and we didn't want to confuse everyone into thinking they had more time than they actually did. The 14th is the last full day of the event, with 6 bonus hours into the 15th! The true end time is listed in the post itself, but we didn't want the banner image to mislead.
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:35:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The 50% coliseum EXP bonus is on and in the update post!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:27:49
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
midnightserenade wrote on 2021-08-05 06:19:07:
I clicked on the notif that popped up right on 6:00am and got two chests. And then at 6:14am, without me actually doing anything else (I was busy scrying potential gene changes), I got another notif which I clicked on and I got another two chests. Was this an error? I don't want to take anything I'm not supposed to have. I think I got the second pair at Galore's but I was so excited and click happy that I'd navigated away before my brain caught up with what had just happened.

Galore is confused.

(In IRL terms, turns out Galore's gift had an old gift ID that many people had already collected two years ago. For some reason it didn't assign his newest offering a new ID. So he's been given a fresh gift for people to collect, and the old gift ID has been removed.)

Apologies for the delay for some people, and enjoy the extra soldier's supply for others!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:22:36
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Experience wrote on 2021-08-05 06:17:19:
"a rather a warrior" is this written right?

This has been fixed, but the site's internal cache may take up to an our to display the new tooltip!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:21:36
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
fyi wrote on 2021-08-05 06:13:05:
wait, so are the chests going to dissolve upon the event's ending? need to read OP again lol

No. They will stick around, since new items should not be added to them. Ideally they are exclusive to this year's event only, but our engineers have a lot on their plates for 2021-2022. We'll see if they can squeeze in a custom timed shop system and update for Joxar this coming year!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:10:25
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Ikunoche wrote on 2021-08-05 06:04:34:
DakerVadora wrote on 2021-08-05 06:02:54:
Available from Venues up to Level 22? So basically 22+ venues won't drop anything from the event at all? Kinda sad, but I love the new apparel, familiars and scenes! :D

I'm curious - why the higher levels won't have the new event drops?

There were only 16 opponents added this year, so we could only do the 16 first venues. THe higher level venues will still drop items from normal monsters (all monsters have a chance to drop these chests) but they won't have the bonus chance that the exclusive opponents provide. Next year we'll have more enemies as the event grows!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:08:35
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Galore is supposed to have some items for you... but he's being fiesty about it. I'm poking some programmers to see if they can talk him into coming around.
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 05:58:26
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Warrior's Way is a battle-themed event calling for warriors, smiths, armorers, and other ferocious creatures to prove their metal and their mettle!





Welcome to Warrior's Way!
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Image is of a tan pamphlet

Come one, come all to Warrior's Way! This new annual event will take place every August for only the fiercest and most skilled competitors! Warrior's Way will run from 06:00 server time on August 5th to 06:00 server time on August 15th this year. Please read the pamphlet above for more information on this fantastic event!




How to Participate
For its debut year, Warrior's Way will use a randomized chest system, much like Night of the Nocturne's Strange Chests. Soldier's Supplies may contain treasure, warrior's way exclusive familiars, vistas, scenes, and apparel. You can find these chests by gathering in any skill or region, participating in your day-to-day site activities, and by battling in the coliseum. All enemies in the coliseum have a chance at dropping Soldier's Supplies, but themed Warrior's Way enemies (Available from Venues up to Level 22) will have a higher chance of doing so! From now until the end of the event there is a 50% Coliseum experience bonus!




What's New This Year?
This year's Warrior's Way is the first year of the event, and features all-new items!

Soldier's Supplies
The following items have a chance to appear within Soldier's Supplies:









Treasure Marketplace
The following items have a chance to stock in the Treasure Marketplace:





Gem Marketplace
The following items have a chance to stock in the Gem Marketplace:


Baldwin's Bubbling Brew
The following new items can now be crafted within Baldwin's cauldron:

Level 3:

Level 6:




Future Warrior's Way Events
Each year the event runs its prizes will only continue to grow, with this year's items returning each year alongside all-new event-exclusive rewards! In addition, we hope to move Warrior's Way to a trade-in Shop system, with a variety of reagents and currencies dropping through site events that you can use to directly purchase items you would like from a timed event-shop.

We hope you enjoy this year's event, and hope to see you return again for future Warrior's Way revelry!

Status Update
Aug 04, 2021, 07:39:40
Site Status | By Aequorin
There will be a scheduled maintenance on August 18, 2021 starting at 05:30 server time. The site will be unavailable to players during this maintenance. We do not have an estimated duration at this time, as our host is performing this maintenance.
Status Update
Aug 02, 2021, 11:13:56
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Flameforger's Festival will begin on August 22nd, and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Extreme lags using buttons
Jul 30, 2021, 21:20:55
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello,
We just a moment ago had another occurrence of the issue that occurred a few days ago, causing long lag times when performing many actions on the site. It lasted for approximately 10 minutes this time. However, were able to catch and fix it quickly and it should be gone now.
Ancients Aren't in BOTE Order??
Jul 30, 2021, 13:16:31
WolfByte wrote on 2021-07-30 12:49:34:
So, the order is probably just a neat coincidence.

Yes.

@Wolfbyte
If its two-head Plague/Nature
Jul 30, 2021, 13:03:02
Hi everyone! All is well. This isn't something you have to worry about

Undel wrote on 2021-07-30 13:00:11:
Regarding "dual element" dragons: It has never been documented that gods work together to produce new dragons... and I can safely say from a developer's standpoint that we wouldn't consider such a thing (if at all) unless every element had two breeds to its name.
Dev Update: Warrior's Way, NotN, & more!
Jul 30, 2021, 13:00:11
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Regarding "dual element" dragons: It has never been documented that gods work together to produce new dragons... and I can safely say from a developer's standpoint that we wouldn't consider such a thing (if at all) unless every element had two breeds to its name.

Regarding reduced apparel colorations: Night of the Nocturne going forward will have less items overall. We still anticipate making several colorations available to our players, but with sets that are more accessory based than 7-8 individual pieces forming one set of garb. Things like crystal balls, enchanted scrolls, haunted daggers, things to attach to the sides of your dragon, and other accessory type items that don't necessitate a large set. (note: these are examples and not a promise of EXACTLY what's coming!)

Dev Update: Warrior's Way, NotN, & more!
Jul 30, 2021, 08:10:26
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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In today's update we'll be talking about an all-new upcoming event, the future of Night of the Nocturne, and more!





Night of the Nocturne Going Forward

Night of the Nocturne is a yearly event revolving around the Nocturne breed, enchantment, and mimicry that takes place at the end of December. It's one of our most popular events and grows every year. At this time, there are nearly 400 items unique to Night of the Nocturne. The number of items exclusive to the event makes this a huge holiday with a significant collection backlog, especially for new players.

The size of this event grows every year with the addition of new content. Between familiars, apparel, scenes, and vistas last year, we added 68 new items! We love that there's new content each year to make Night of the Nocturne an interesting and engaging event for our returning players; but the size of it has become something that's quite incredible and maybe approaching unmanageable for players who haven't been here from the start.

Going forward, we would like to continue to add new items to each year's celebration of NotN, but we would like to have the amount that we add be reduced. (for example, 25 new items each year instead of nearly 70.) We can redirect our event content efforts towards a new event - something that's not quite as stuffed with items from years' of the event's history.

What this means: Night of the Nocturne will continue to run each year and have new items added, but at a slower pace, as the event already has an enormous amount of content.




Introducing: Warrior's Way!

Warrior's Way is a new event calling for warriors, smiths, armorers, and other ferocious, like-minded creatures! Warrior's Way will have its content grow year-over-year, much like Night of the Nocturne does, but with future plans for a new distribution system.

The first annual Warrior's Way will run for 10 days, from August 5th to August 14th 2021, and will take place in the first half of August each year.

For its debut, Warrior's Way will operate with a "Strange Chest" type system, with much of the unique items from this year having a chance to appear inside. They will also be spread across the Marketplace and available through game features like Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. You will be able to participate by fighting new and existing opponents in the coliseum, as well as by performing other daily activities across the site.

NOTE: For future Warrior's Way events, we will likely be changing the item distribution to something more like a trade-in shop, but in order for that to happen we need to finish development on a new type of system that isn't quite ready this year.





Festive Favors & Event Shops

Our team is still continually refactoring Flight Rising's codebase, and the elemental festival shop of Festive Favors is still running on older ("legacy") code. When we refactor this area, we plan to dedicate development time toward creating a flexible system that can be used for a variety of timed shopkeepers, which can be used for new events such as Warrior's Way as well as potentially existing events that could use an update. We don't have an estimated completion time for this type of feature, so expect more information from us next year.




2021

It's been an incredible year so far already, but we hope to continue bringing exciting things to the world of Flight Rising in 2021 and beyond. New features and a new ancient breed are on the horizon for this year. Thank you for sticking with us, and we look forward to continuing to create an even better game with you!
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[Image caption: Image is a gray scale silhouette of an in-progress unreleased dragon breed.]
Status Update
Jul 27, 2021, 12:20:48
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Thundercrack Carnivale!
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 26, 2021, 10:13:50
This thread has been locked, as it needs to undergo a bit of a cleanup. The topic of the thread is the Thundercrack Carnivale. Comments calling out artists, skins, or about anything other than the Thundercrack Carnivale will be removed.

If your comment is removed, you will be notified via private message when we've completed cleanup. Thank you.


Players have been notified on whether or not their comments were removed.

The thread is now unlocked. Stay on topic. If there is a non-emergency issue you feel needs to be brought to our attention, you may do so directly through Contact Us. Thank you.
Status Update
Jul 26, 2021, 04:57:21
Site Status | By Mutron
An issue causing long delays when performing actions on the site has been fixed.
Extreme lags using buttons
Jul 26, 2021, 04:56:40
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

I am sorry for the frustrating lag! We had a failure of one of our internal services last night at approximately 23:15 Server Time. As a result, many actions on the site that relied on that service were timing out before eventually following the fallback path. That particular issue should be corrected now, so please let me know if things seem better. We will be monitoring throughout the day to ensure it does not return.
BAD delays (Pls help)
Jul 26, 2021, 04:56:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

I am sorry for the frustrating lag! We had a failure of one of our internal services last night at approximately 23:15 Server Time. As a result, many actions on the site that relied on that service were timing out before eventually following the fallback path. That particular issue should be corrected now, so please let me know if things seem better. We will be monitoring throughout the day to ensure it does not return.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 21:02:00
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hello everyone. The thunderbird skin has been renamed to turbulence at the request of the artist. Thank you. It may take a while for the site's internal cache to catch up to the change.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:55:13
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hey everyone! I'm going to have to ask that the callouts and arguments surrounding the skin stop now please.

Per our code of conduct: https://flightrising.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005879886-Harassment
Quote:
Call-outs
If your intent is to draw attention to a specific player or group of players because you disagree with them or want to 'shame' them into changing their game-play, it could be considered harassment.

The thread has received a clean-up. Affected parties can contact us through contact us if they have questions or wish to appeal.

Thank you for your understanding. Happy Thundercrack!



Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:19:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
We had to replace one of the entries due to it utilizing (albeit with permission and no ill intent) another IP. Thank you for your patience, and for everyone who submitted skins this year!
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:08:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Asmo wrote on 2021-07-25 06:03:43:

Static Cling is literally a game on itch.io

https://team-bugulon.itch.io/static-cling


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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're looking into it now!
Flaunt and Flare
Jul 23, 2021, 21:16:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Nerilka wrote on 2021-07-23 21:15:10:
@Undel
Quote:
A riot of color, Flaunt and Flare are new primary and secondary genes that can be brewed by aspiring alchemists across the land and sea! These genes can be purchased in the treasure marketplace.

So are these the first genes that can be both brewed and bought in the treasure marketplace?

Just treasure marketplace, haha. My apologies, I edited poorly. We will slot a different gene into baldwin in the future~~~~
Flaunt and Flare
Jul 23, 2021, 21:09:48
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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A new modern gene for your dragons to flaunt!





Flaunt & Flare
A riot of color, Flaunt and Flare are new primary and secondary genes! These genes can be purchased in the treasure marketplace.
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Obelisk Encyclopedia Entry

The entry for the Obelisk breed has been added to the encyclopedia. It took a few weeks for the other dragons to get a good picture of what their new kin were like, but they now have a better understanding of some of the more common behaviors!
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Status Update
Jul 19, 2021, 13:25:56
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Harvest Ready!
Status Update
Jul 19, 2021, 08:40:16
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:00 Server Time on Wednesday, July 21. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Harvest Apparel
Jul 14, 2021, 22:55:49
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
We are going to get an obelisk encyclopedia entry very soon. Apologies on the delay. We're looking at next update!
Harvest Apparel
Jul 14, 2021, 22:51:09
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Festive grapes and robes are here for the dragons to revel in!





Harvest Celebration
Robes and finery celebrating a bountiful harvest are now appearing in the treasure marketplace. These items will stock randomly throughout the day, so you never know when a piece of apparel or a bundle will appear!


Golden Harvest Celebration


Viridescent Harvest Celebrat


Indigo Harvest Celebration


The new vermilion harvest finery has a chance to drop from enemies in the Waterway venue in the coliseum.


Vermilion Harvest Celebratio

The hazel harvest finery may be bartered for from Swipp and his clan. Just one trade will yield two pieces of random apparel from the set!


Hazel Harvest Celebration





Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 25th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Jul 14, 2021, 13:31:10
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Thundercrack Carnival will begin July 25th and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration honoring the Lightning Flight!
How was your weekend?
Jul 13, 2021, 07:50:32
FallenAngel wrote on 2021-07-12 13:53:43:
How about you?

Taking some time to breathe, back-end work, that sort of thing. The first six months of this year were quite busy for us!

@FallenAngel
How was your weekend?
Jul 12, 2021, 13:52:50
And how's your Monday? Any big pixel dragon plans for this week?
Status Update
Jul 12, 2021, 12:52:58
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Fun in the Sun!
hi y'all i am LIVID
Jul 12, 2021, 08:13:24
RNG can be brutal sometimes.
FR Unpopular Opinion
Jul 08, 2021, 14:29:43
Thread's locked.

"Unpopular opinion" threads are negative by design and eventually (or already have) head in the direction of targeting how other players enjoy the game. That's not an unpopular opinion, it's a passive aggressive or low-key personal attack, and that's not okay.
Status Update
Jul 06, 2021, 13:42:42
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Scene Matching!
Status Update
Jul 02, 2021, 21:53:58
Site Status | By Mutron
Newly purchased gem delivery is currently experiencing delays for some players purchasing through PayPal. We are working to expedite gem deliveries as best we can. As always, if your gems do not arrive after 24 hours, please submit a ticket using Contact Us.
yikes
Jul 02, 2021, 14:21:40
Hi everyone, take a deep breath—the image is fake.

Please don't troll your fellow players by posting images manipulated with editing software, of exalted dragons with traits the community holds in high value, and in a manner that suggest or implies the image is real.

It falls under the definition of trolling, for posting for shock value or to elicit emotional or negative responses, and it's not okay. For that reason, the thread is now locked. Thank you for understanding.
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