Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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What if dragons here produces waste?
Sep 23, 2021, 11:26:35
And that's far enough. Let's not wander down this particular path. I'm going to go ahead and lock the thread now. Thank you!
What if dragons here produces waste?
Sep 23, 2021, 07:38:05
Good morning, everyone! I appreciate everyone's passion for sanitation logistics in this thread. There's no denying proper sanitation and waste management are necessary for a society to be healthy.

That being said...a couple posts were removed for being more focused on the body fluid/waste itself than how a society of dragons might possibly handle critical infrastructure. We'll let the thread stay open for now, with a reminder on our rules about obscene or vulgar content:
Quote:
Gratuitously offensive content and inappropriate references focused on bodily fluids/waste (human, animal, OR dragon) are not allowed.

*waves hi*
Sep 22, 2021, 13:46:33
acervine wrote on 2021-09-22 09:33:13:
I just got accepted into my preferred medical residency school, so i am super stoked!

@acervine, congratulations! That's fantastic news!
MewBladeXxX wrote on 2021-09-22 06:25:03:
I see you haven’t quite gotten to the stage of ”What’s in your mouth- DROP THAT RIGHT NOW!” haha

"Leave it" or trade. Trading works best with this one, 100%. Never take your eyes off a puppy! @MewBladeXxX

She's also just pushed me off the couch trying to position herself for a nap. Sigh.
*waves hi*
Sep 21, 2021, 15:02:31
Reilata wrote on 2021-09-21 14:58:00:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-09-21 14:56:05:
No pictures right now, but if the puppy were a dragon.

... that makes me think the puppy is a very big one.

You think correctly. Teething, potty training, and an absolute beast of a baby dog who somehow exists as both the Unstoppable Force and Immovable Object.

@Reilata
*waves hi*
Sep 21, 2021, 14:56:05
No pictures right now, but if the puppy were a dragon.

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*waves hi*
Sep 21, 2021, 14:46:31
Deathstalker wrote on 2021-09-21 14:41:15:
I'm glad you're doing okay! I understand how chaotic puppies can be. Your coffee sounds really yummy and autumnal. I'm super excited for fall, and keeping busy with college. I keep impulse buying pretty dragons whenever I have free time.

My coffee is 100% fall cozy feelings. And I am very much over summer and mosquitoes.

My life right now is "What do you have?" and "What are you doing?" bookended with the occasional 4 am urgent potty run.


Sigh.

@Deathstalker
*waves hi*
Sep 21, 2021, 14:22:55
I know we've been quiet, and I just want to take a moment to check in, let you know we're still here. We've been heads down getting background work done and managing life, which has a tendency to do what it wants on its time, not ours.

For me, I've got a teething, potty training puppy in the house now and I just made myself a 1 to 4 cup pot of pumpkin spice coffee (aka, tasty tasty jet fuel). Because, ya know, puppy. XD D:

How're you doing?
Status Update
Sep 20, 2021, 09:34:36
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Pirate Dragons!
Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 23:32:05
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Previews for all the outfits are in. They should have a chance to stock in marketplace and drop from randomized chests. I'll be working on getting the Baldwin recipes in now!
Avast, Ye Landlubbers!
Sep 19, 2021, 23:08:47
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Pirate day is back, and the scallywags of Sornieth continue their plunder!



Seaspray Apparel be Back!

It's that time again - the seaspray apparel set is back in the Gem Marketplace!

You can now have an entire crew's worth of pirate dragons in their own unique garb! ARRRRRRR...! The seaspray sets will remain in the marketplace until 22:00 September 25th.










Brew some Crew!

A captain isn't much without a crew! Novice and Veteran alchemists alike can head on over to Baldwin's Bubbling Brew to concoct some friends to man the deck! These recipes are available until 22:00 on September 25th when they cycle, so brew fast, ye landlubbers!




A Deserter

Fiona has befriended a deserter, but has hidden them away until she can find dragons who have a true love of macaws and will not turn them over to their irate crew!




A Scene to Behold!

Dragons may find copies of this scene in battle in the coliseum! All enemies have a rare chance to drop this scene until September 25th at 22:00 server time before it cycles away for another year!




Set Sail for Sweeping Vistas

Dragons may enjoy the change of scenery as they sail the coasts of Sornieth. Vista: Pirate's Life is available in the treasure marketplace from now until September 25th at 22:00 server time, at which point it will cycle away until next year.



Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 23:07:32
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'm going to pop out the Seaspray apparel into its own announcement thread so it doesn't get lost under the cut.


Edit: If you notice the Seaspray stuff that was in this live update is missing, it has been moved to this post for greater visibility: https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/3058877
Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 22:52:12
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
absolmon wrote on 2021-09-19 22:50:04:
@undel
It’s okay! What’s the pretty kitty’s name?

That's Kamikaze. The name made more sense when she was a kitten. She's an old girl now, and I love her!
Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 22:48:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Thank you for your patience with Seaspray Apparel.

A corgi photo in recompense:
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Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 22:26:50
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Harvest apparel appears in a variety of new hues, available via the Marketplace and Baldwin!





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!


Autumn Harvest


Copper Harvest


Dark Harvest


Rose Harvest


The Sangria finery may be brewed at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew! These recipes require an alchemist with a skill level of 25 or above.


Sangria Harvest



Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Sep 14, 2021, 09:31:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Sweater Weather!
[PSA] Drakeharvest whoopsie
Sep 09, 2021, 09:19:45
Apologies everyone! The scene and sitewide drops are now in. THank you for your patience!
Drakeharvest 2021
Sep 09, 2021, 09:17:21
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hello everyone!

Sorry for the hiccup with some of the new additions! Scene: Drakeharvest is now in. It is possible to get it from the coliseum, as well as through regular site activities (same with the bounty of drakeharvest!) The main post has been updated with more current information. Thank you for your patience, as we hope you enjoy the new scene!
Drakeharvest 2021
Sep 09, 2021, 05:50:58
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Autumn has returned to the continent and dragons everywhere are reaping the benefits of a bountiful harvest season! Drakeharvest runs from September 9-13!






Drakeharvest
Drakeharvest, Flight Rising's plant-themed "micro-holiday", is in full swing! From Thursday, September 9th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, September 13th (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
Heavy Grainbasket or Horn of Plenty in addition to their regular loot
. Other site activities such as gathering, breeding, bonding, brewing, and visiting some of the trading post dragons will also yield a chance at the harvest! 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, Harvest Hardshell and Plantation Pincher 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.

This year we have a new scene that has a chance to drop in the coliseum and many other site-related activities.
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Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Sep 07, 2021, 12:42:58
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Dessert Dragons!
Fiona's Friends
Sep 02, 2021, 01:59:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Through thick and thin, Fiona continues to find new friends to share!





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!




Gene Error Tracking Thread

There's some housekeeping on the way! Over the next couple of weeks we will be reviewing the current gene art errors tracking thread, comparing it with our internal documentation, and then compiling a list of known and confirmed to be active gene art errors. To be clear: This process has already begun, but it is significant given the number of reports that aren't errors or have already been fixed, and we don't want to rush it, which is why it won't be ready immediately for perusal. When it is ready, the new Gene Error Tracking thread will be locked and stickied at the top of the bug reports forum.

What can you expect going forward? To start, we are temporarily locking the [Art] Incorrect Gene Colors thread so that we've can fully compile existing errors from it. Once we have finished and the Gene Error Tracking thread has been posted, we will unsticky the old thread, and replace it with a new Gene Error Reporting thread where new reports that are not present in the Gene Error Tracking thread may be posted for us to look into. We realize the gene error process is opaque and this has been confusing for many of you. Our goal is to reduce some of that opacity with these new threads so you know what to expect when planning your breeding projects and applying genes to your dragons. Thank you for your feedback, and for your patience while we work on a clearer tracking thread and reporting method!




Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates:
  • Obelisk Hatchling Filigree has been updated with corrections
  • Obelisk Hatchling Stitched/Patchwork has been updated with shadow corrections
  • Obelisk Female Capusule has been updated with art cleanup
Status Update
Sep 02, 2021, 01:19:27
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin on September 26th, and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
Aug 31, 2021, 08:26:14
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Eternal Youth!
Just got my first digging egg!
Aug 27, 2021, 08:50:29
@Unrest, quick FYI, I made a small edit to your thread title to bring it in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you!
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:36:31
Site Status | By Undel
Obelisk Hatchling's Underbelly was using incorrect colors and has been updated to use the right ones!
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:23:03
Site Status | By Undel
The Flameforger's Baldwin skin recipes have been updated to use Gravel and Iron Ore, materials found by digging in the fire region when gathering.
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:20:18
Site Status | By Undel
Secondary Gene: Flare has been renamed to Secondary Gene: Flair.
I’m sick of lameforgers
Aug 24, 2021, 10:43:26
And it looks like this thread has run its course and is now locked. Thank you for your feedback.
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 07:12:03
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Flameforger's Festival!
Status Update
Aug 23, 2021, 08:28:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
The planned update to how our ads display will be implemented tonight after rollover, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24th.
Upcoming Changes to Site Ads
Aug 23, 2021, 08:26:21
Hello everyone! Quick update for you. The change to our ads described above will be implemented tonight after rollover, in the very early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24th.
Flameforger's Festival 2021
Aug 22, 2021, 06:15:56
We’re aware of the issue of skins not showing up at Baldwin. Looking into it!
Weird banned names?
Aug 20, 2021, 08:44:54
Hello all! Quick reminder that questions and/or feedback about a rule or policy decision—such as a banned name—should be submitted directly to us through Contact Us. I'm going to go ahead and lock the thread now, given the context of its revival. Thank you!
Status Update
Aug 19, 2021, 07:32:59
Site Status | By Aequorin
We have an update for you in Flight Rising Discussion regarding Wednesday's surprise extended maintenance.
Wednesday's Extended Maintenance
Aug 19, 2021, 07:30:34
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your patience and understanding yesterday. This maintenance did not go as planned, and we apologize for the inconvenience and any frustration it may have caused you. Due to how long this maintenance lasted and as many of you noticed last night, your dragons were fed before we opened the site back up to players.

So what happened?

In our efforts to improve the performance of Flight Rising during heavy load, such as during breed releases or anniversaries, we contacted our hosting provider about upgrading our internet link speed. In order to do this, our front-end server was going to be moved to a rack that supported the higher speeds. This was scheduled to take approximately 1 hour.

Unfortunately, a number of things went wrong during the move:
  • Our hosting provider did not inform us that the move would cause our primary IP address to change, or that there would be no way to change it back besides returning the server to where it started. As a result, we had to update our DNS settings.
  • At some point in the move or the subsequent debugging, some of the boot settings on the server became corrupted, and we had to restore them to their correct values so the server would boot.
  • And the most serious issue: during the move, the server's secondary network port, which is integrated into the motherboard and is used to communicate with other back-end servers, was physically damaged. As a result, we could not open up the site because we could not communicate from this server to any of our other servers.

The last point took the longest for our hosting company to diagnose. At present we are now instead using a third network port which is part of an add-on card. We will be closely monitoring performance to see if there are any degradations relative to the previous setup.

What does this mean?

Some players may experience difficulty accessing the site, or parts of it, while the DNS changes propagate. These issues should resolve relatively soon as the changes were made almost a full day ago.

Thank you again, for your patience and your understanding during yesterday's surprise extended maintenance. It was an interesting day for everyone across the board.

Sincerely,
The Flight Rising team
Status Update
Aug 18, 2021, 17:59:58
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. We will be monitoring for performance issues. Due to the late resolution, we're postponing the ads change. A full update on today's outage will be posted tomorrow.
ICYMI: Maintenance soon!
Aug 18, 2021, 04:55:47
Good morning!

In casa you missed it, the site's going into maintenance at 05:30 server time today, August 18, 2021! This is a maintenance may take some time as it's being performed by our host for necessary backend work.
What’s the point of the inbreeding pre-
Aug 17, 2021, 12:58:14
Ooookay, this thread has more run its course. It's locked and will be undergoing additional review. Thank you.
Guess who's back-
Aug 17, 2021, 12:56:09
@Flirt, a quick edit was made to your title to bring it in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you, and welcome back!
Status Update
Aug 17, 2021, 12:50:01
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Flaunt & Flare!
Status Update
Aug 06, 2021, 09:58:39
Site Status | By Xhaztol
On August 19th just after rollover, we'll be making a minor improvement to how our bottom ads are displayed. You can read more about the change in this sticky thread.
Upcoming Changes to Site Ads
Aug 06, 2021, 09:56:00
In conjunction with Hiveworks, our engineering team has been looking for ways to improve upon the quality of ads shown on the Flight Rising website. After a lot of research, we found that the very restrictive UI containers in which we house our ads could be affecting that quality. The more restrictive the area, the smaller the ad pool, and the more likelihood that a not-so-reputable ad could surface. In our first step towards improving this, we will be making our bottom ad (shown below the major content area) area flexible enough to support a wider range of ad sizes, and thus be able to surface ads from much more reputable sources than in the past.
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(Caption: Screenshot of the bottom of the Flight Rising website, depicting how an ad slightly wider than the interface might display.)

This change and how it affects browsing on the website should be negligible, but we will of course be monitoring it over time to ensure that remains the case.

The change is due to take affect on Thursday, August 19th just after rollover, and should you notice any adverse effects from it, especially with regard to malicious ads or ad quality, you are encouraged to report it in this thread, where we keep those reports documented for review and investigation.

Thank you!
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*
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