Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Live Update
Jul 04, 2020, 19:55:45
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
And that's it for the live update! Thanks for checking in throughout the night. :) Fireworks have died down and puppers is doing much better.

Veradana wrote on 2020-07-04 19:55:17:

These two items have errors in their descriptions. Based on the other items, they should say "Denotes the rank of chancellor/counselor to the wearer" respectively.

These are corrected, but our site cache's tooltip descriptions internally, so it may take an hour or two for them to update!
Live Update
Jul 04, 2020, 19:43:12
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
That's the end of the new stuff for now. The tooltips are corrected, but our site's internal cache may take a moment to catch up. I'm gonna be getting the finalized banner up and we'll call this a night. :)
Live Update
Jul 04, 2020, 19:08:45
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Back to updating. THe photo is pre-fireworks. Right now he's barking for all he's worth and panting. He doesn't seem too interested in me trying to sit with him, so I'm back to updating. I think he'll calm once the fireworks settle down. One of my neighbors is firing them off behind the house. There's a lot of unlicensed fireworks going because our city cancelled the official demonstration.
Live Update
Jul 04, 2020, 18:45:27
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Typo should be corrected!

Gonna take a quick break. Someone's shooting off fireworks and the puppers is stressing out.


Live Update
Jul 04, 2020, 17:42:53
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Bloodhunter wrote on 2020-07-04 17:32:00:

Hey, wait, does this mean Woodland Turkeys are gonna need a new description? Since it ways 'Rather reclusive, this fowl is seen only once a year', and now they're year-round?


Yup! They have a new description already, but it may take an hour or two for the site's internal cache to catch up!
Magister Regalia
Jul 04, 2020, 17:30:15
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel

Court apparel has arrived, and dragons are scrambling to make their positions known!

Court Apparel

Voluminous woolen apparel now has a chance to appear in the treasure marketplace.





The Magister set is brewed by alchemists levels 3 and above, making it a great way to learn the craft!


Migration Patterns are Changing

While once an autumn-only appearance, woodland turkeys have changed their migration patterns, and are now appearing in Boreal Wood year-round.

Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest

The eighth annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!

Status Update
Jul 04, 2020, 17:17:09
Site Status | By Undel
The eighth annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin Sunday July 26 and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!
what the heck is going on in DV
Jul 02, 2020, 07:48:31
Hi everyone! There's a hub thread for Dappervolk in the General Discussion forum. If you have feedback regarding the game, please submit it directly to the game developers of Dappervolk. Please do not use our forums to vent or target the game or its developers. Thank you!
Jul 01, 2020, 09:21:17
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
Hi @Avariea! This sounds more like a policy/rule suggestion and is best sent directly to us through Contact Us. Thank you!
Status Update
Jun 29, 2020, 12:08:07
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Anglers!
Odd Hue on buttons
Jun 24, 2020, 15:08:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Fluffypuppy77

I suspect all the buttons that had that border were buttons that lead to specific pages you've visited in the past. It seems like some browsers (Safari?) indicate that with a recolored border - in this case brown.

A potential fix is now live. Please let us know if that resolved the issue.
Apostrophes in dragon broadcasts
Jun 24, 2020, 12:42:34
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @batfossil

The code will now attempt to auto-convert fancy/curly quotes (” “ ’ ‘) into characters that the form will accept (" ').
Arcanist got downgraded
Jun 24, 2020, 10:09:18
Some of The Arcanist's runes were misplaced when he moved into the new profile page.

I'm happy to report that they've all been recovered and there was minimal collateral damage!
Un-nicknames still show in Bestiary
Jun 24, 2020, 10:02:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Astariall

Familiars can now be un-named. Just leave the field empty when you save the familiar's nickname.
List Indentation in New Dragon Bios
Jun 24, 2020, 07:58:57
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @eggdestroyer666!

We've updated the spacing to match both list types. Can you confirm that it's now showing up correctly for you?
new dragon page: hatchday
Jun 24, 2020, 07:44:01
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Fantelle

Can you confirm if this is now fixed? I believe the scroll bar was eating up too much space and that forced the date to a new line.
Update: Dragon Profile Revamp
Jun 24, 2020, 06:52:07
Hello everyone! If you have suggestions please post them in the Suggestions forum. By posting them in the appropriate forum, they won't be buried under other replies and can have focused discussion on the suggestion itself. Thank you!
Update: Dragon Profile Revamp
Jun 24, 2020, 06:41:11
Hiame wrote on 2020-06-24 06:39:25:
Small suggestion about color spaces - squares were fine, aren't they too tiny now? It would also be cool if this space shown accent color if dragon had a gene with it equipped, I'm not sure if it's easy to add though. Anyway, we're really greateful you hear what we're saying, and some new options are definitely awesome! Thank you :)


Some of the longer gene names (especially for ancient breeds) were causing some issues with text and line breaks. We made a quick update to address that.
Update: Dragon Profile Revamp
Jun 24, 2020, 06:31:27
FireStorm3719 wrote on 2020-06-24 06:29:51:
LOVE IT! Honestly can't even think of anything else on how to improve it further! I just have a general question: if you keep your dragon in scene mode or keep the info hidden, does that stay hidden until you change it back? Will others be able to see the info or will it stay hidden for them too?


They'll stay hidden and those changes are only for you - dragon profiles will display for others dependent on the options they have set.
Status Update
Jun 24, 2020, 06:03:02
Site Status | By Xhaztol
Based on feedback, some modifications have been implemented to dragon profiles. You can read a summary of changes in this thread.
Update: Dragon Profile Revamp
Jun 24, 2020, 06:00:39
The team wanted to thank everyone for their patience while we spent some time reading, discussing, and finding solutions for the wealth of feedback we received on the Dragon Profile Revamp. We know that as we continue to rehaul older parts of the website, changes we make aren't always going to be popular with everyone, especially on integral pages that sees tons of daily use.

That being said, our approach was thus: we wanted to make sure that while we were doing our best to implement community feedback, we balanced that with preserving the things that many people really like about the new design while also staying true to our original design intentions. We appreciate that everyone has given our team the time and opportunity to do that and not rush the process.

Today, we implemented the following modifications to dragon profiles:

Visual Changes
  • The dragon's equipped apparel, skin, and scene have been moved from the top section of the page to reduce crowding. They can now be found in a new container called "Personal Style" in the middle section.
    • While this area may look a bit empty for now, we are reserving it for development plans in the future.
  • All instances of "dotted line" boxes have been removed from the feature. We received a lot of feedback that this made it feel too busy and like the profile was forever stuck in an "edit mode", so hopefully reducing that visual element will help alleviate both of those concerns.
  • The dragon's sex (for gameplay purposes) has been removed from the profile page blurb and is now indicated by a symbol below their energy bar, similar to how dragons are represented in the top right corner of their cards in the Lair and Hibernal Den. Thank you for the feedback on that.
  • To further alleviate clutter in the top part of the page, we have also moved the Sell and Exalt buttons (for dragons you own) into the leftmost column of the top section. To counter-balance the familiar, we've also moved the Like counter to this area.
  • In general, almost all dragon and familiar interaction buttons have been reduced in overall size and, where it makes sense, merged into a button "bar". This style seemed to be popular with many of you, and we feel it serves the dual purpose of looking really great as well as helping it feel like there are fewer buttons on the page (another solution for feedback on crowding/busy concerns).
  • It is now possible to use Scenic Mode for dragons regardless of whether they have a Scene assigned. It behaves the same and simply removes all user interface elements from the top section.
  • The buttons used to move forward or backward between dragons in the same lair have had their size significantly reduced.
  • As stated above, apparel, skin, and scene icons have been moved to the Personal Style container in the middle section. For dragons that cannot wear apparel, a stylized crest will display and a tooltip will tell you that the dragon cannot wear apparel.
  • One of our larger changes is with the dragon's physical information. This info can now be found in a tabbed container that houses both Physical Attributes and Battle Stats. We've broken the physical information out a bit more and used iconography to set them apart from one another. A color swatch now displays indicating the accurate color for each of the dragon's genes.
  • The entire middle section can now be entirely collapsed. The dragon's Biography will move up into the space.

New Options
  • Several options have been added to the dragon's Customization hub.
  • You may now designate a "broadcast message" (similar to the clan profile) to each of your dragons. This broadcast message will overwrite the default text in the profile page blurb just below your dragon's name. These broadcast messages will also display in the dragon's tooltip.
  • It is now possible to entirely hide Like counters on all dragon profiles.
  • It is now possible to have all dragon profiles default to Scenic Mode upon page view. You may now also move forward and backward through the dragons in a lair while Scenic Mode is toggled on.
  • It is now possible to have the middle section (dragon details) of the page collapsed by default on all dragon profiles upon page view.

While this may not be the end of changes we make, expect that any further modifications will be slower and more spread out. Especially for the user interface, we feel it's important to give ample time for players to adjust and acclimate.

Thank you again for providing the feedback you did and for your patience while we tackled it as a team!
Status Update
Jun 23, 2020, 12:17:13
Site Status | By Aequorin
On Wednesday June 24th from 06:00 to 06:10 server time the Flight Rising website will go into a brief maintenance to implement dragon profile updates. The site will be unavailable during this time. If the maintenance takes longer than expected that lost time will be added to the end of the Brightshine Jubilee.
Status Update
Jun 23, 2020, 00:16:40
Site Status | By Kaepora
You can now search for familiars by nickname in the Bestiary and Familiar Select pages. The Bestiary also displays nicknames.
Status Update
Jun 22, 2020, 14:39:57
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Brightshine Jubilee!
Brightshine Jubilee 2020
Jun 21, 2020, 07:51:07
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Joxar's taking a breather this month, but he'll have new items for you next.
Status Update
Jun 21, 2020, 07:48:15
Site Status | By Undel
Additional gene fixes have been implemented.
[T] [Art] Incorrect Gene Colors
Jun 21, 2020, 07:46:58
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Please note that I may not respond to duplicate reports, though I certainly appreciate that we're getting all of these things caught! Thanks everyone!

Regarding butterfly, the tundras and skydancers have the dark mane color of the butterfly outlines once more, and I was able to hand color some of the ones that were especially obvious as a bug (though note - all of them are a bug. We have reverted them and any future breeds with this will now require hand coloring, which isn't exactly great, as we're hoping to keep things consistent across the board and able to use our recolor engine. Blood, Sapphire, Hunter, Abyss, Sanguine, and Umber have slightly lightened manes so they do not appear as pure black voids devoid of shape.

We have reverted back to the dark manes on skydancers and tundras because it affected 6/12 maned dragons -there was no clear majority, the age of the gene, and players attachment were taken into account.) The imperials and pearlcatcher will retain their existing mane color, as it is considered correct.

Severynn wrote on 2020-06-13 17:54:42:
Please fix ringlets shading on every breed I beg you (except F bane for some reason)

A gene I would love to use but cant
Just check any xxx obs basic/basic/ringlets dragon and boom you'll see. If it was correct, you wouldn't be able to see it, like with F banes



No, that's not triple basic, if you look VERY closely, you can see a bit of the markings on the wings, near the wrist. This is what it should look like

Thank you for the report. Oh, that was a sneaky bug. Actually looks like we've got some rogue shadows. They have difficulty multiplying on top of transparent things, and were not clipping to the transparent interior of the ringlets like they should have. I wrangled them back into bounds so there shouldn't be grey shadows that darken nothing overlayed on half of them anymore.

Tuatara wrote on 2020-06-13 19:22:57:
I noticed this one recently - the stripes of tiger on male WCs goes over the tummy line on the tail


Thank you for the report. This should be cleaned up and the fix is in, but it may take up to a day for changes to appear in the generator (though luckily they seem to have cached a bit quicker than that, I've noticed!)

Brightshine Jubilee 2020
Jun 21, 2020, 06:39:14
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
ventdunord wrote on 2020-06-21 06:23:50:
liberator is currently set as a gaoler male skin rather than a female one!

Geeze >< That's my bad. It should be corrected now. It was originally a female skin, I saw a report that "it was male" and converted it to male; however, was the icon that was borked in the report and not the actual skin. The CORRECT fix is in. Proper icon, proper ability to put it on the line art that matches. May take a bit for tooltips and caches to catch up.

EmpyreaSol wrote on 2020-06-21 06:29:51:
I got a chest from last year somehow?

This is corrected. Thanks for the report!

Snowwall wrote on 2020-06-21 06:37:51:

So, the fact that its constituent Gravel is not obtainable while gathering (digging) in Light is fully intentional?

As far as I see, all the other materials/trinkets for brewable skins were always the ones you'd find together with the respective holiday currency - only the gravel falls out of that pattern, whether for Accent: Solar Punk of 2019 Greenskeeper Gathering or for the current Accent: Liberator (the rest of skins that used gravel were made for Flameforger's, Trickmurk or Mistral, which are "held" in gravel-giving locations).

(and now I know why I seem to never have any of those gravelly pebbles for a festival even when I dig in the "correct" element for a week prior to said festival!)

Also corrected!
Brightshine Jubilee 2020
Jun 21, 2020, 06:17:27
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
biohazardBroski wrote on 2020-06-21 06:08:47:
Dunno if this is the right place but Accent: Liberator is listed as the wrong Gaoler gender

Thank you for the report. It should be corrected now! (though the site's tooltip cache may take a bit to catch up.)
Are the new familiars zodiac based??
Jun 21, 2020, 06:13:04
Not if Fiona has anything to say about it ;-) Though she might not have anything to say until after Greenskeeper 2021 >.>;
Status Update
Jun 18, 2020, 21:25:28
Site Status | By Xhaztol
After considering feedback following the launch of the Dragon Profile Revamp, we are looking to implement some changes and improvements to the feature sometime late next week. We do not have an exact time planned, but a comprehensive summary of changes will be posted when they go live.
Styled Manes & Rare Familiars
Jun 18, 2020, 20:47:41
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
EarthTiger wrote on 2020-06-18 20:46:13:
Did you guys mean for the Golden Roc to be achievable by getting the other Rocs to Tolerant? Seems early compared to the other boss feats, however if it's on purpose I'm not complaining!

No, that was an error! Thanks for catching it!
Styled Manes & Rare Familiars
Jun 18, 2020, 20:45:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Lemonsinasoup wrote on 2020-06-18 20:42:58:
Not sure I understand the emblems cycling, does that mean they'll be unavailable to buy during year 8, replaced with something else? That'd be nice.

Also those braids are fantastic

Ah I think I see, the scenes will be returning the following year, yes? That's really nice, if I understand it right! Scenes are a relatively big deal, and all.

They will be available to buy this holiday season (season 8), but next year (June 2021) they will not be returning and will be available only in Joxar's spare inventory. We are giving a one year heads-up so that people have an opportunity to stock up should they wish.
Styled Manes & Rare Familiars
Jun 18, 2020, 20:40:12
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel

Braids for Gaoler dragons, new Fiona additions, and changes to the holidays!

Braids is a new tertiary gene available in the treasure marketplace for the Gaoler breed. This gene creates braids plaits in the mane of Gaoler dragons in their tertiary color.

Fiona's Menagerie Expands!

Fiona has befriended several new familiars, and will bestow them upon those who have a great familiarity with those of their kind. 12 new feats are now available!

Brightshine Jubilee Skin & Accent Contest

There's just a few hours left in the Brightshine Skin contest! The eighth annual Brightshine Jubilee will begin June 21, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!

Holiday Season 2020-2021

This Sunday, Brightshine Jubilee will kick off our eight holiday season! This season we wanted to announce a change: Emblems will be cycling.

This holiday staple of the past 7 years have had an incredibly long holiday run. As such, we thought it was time to give them to Joxar after this holiday season passes. We will still have three things enter Joxar's inventory at the end of each holiday -same as before- but one of them will be the emblem!

This year will feature:
  • Holiday Emblem (Cycling to Joxar after festival end)
  • Holiday Apparel (Cycling to Joxar after festival end)
  • Holiday Familiar (Cycling to Joxar after festival end)
  • Holiday Scene (Returning in the 2021-2022 season)
Theory: Fiona is Trans?
Jun 17, 2020, 08:10:08
Yes :)
Save Scene Button No Longer Working
Jun 15, 2020, 12:35:30
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora

We believe this should now be working! Or more accurately, the code now checks if the "correct" way works and, if it doesn't, we give up and run the old save feature.

Please let us know if the save button is now working.
Status Update
Jun 15, 2020, 09:34:27
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Hunters!
[T] [Art] Incorrect Gene Colors
Jun 15, 2020, 07:51:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
As an update on butterfly, we are looking at reverting it back in tundra and skydancer, though it will mean hand coloring som pre-renders to get the black correct, as the generator had the dark manes using the same color as butterfly outlines. The change may take a few days. Thank you for your patience.
[T] [Art] Incorrect Gene Colors
Jun 15, 2020, 07:21:18
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Hello everyone. This thread is for bug reports only please. If you would like to discuss a fix, frd is a good place. If you would like to propose a change, suggestions. We need this forum for bug reports only so the reports don’t get lost among discussion. Thank you for your understanding.
Status Update
Jun 14, 2020, 20:40:57
Site Status | By Undel
Another round of gene fixes went in tonight.
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