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Full screen Map not working properly
Mar 02, 2021, 14:41:05
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @sikora!

An update is now live that should fix the issue. Can you reload the page and try again?
bbcode for map locations (solved)
Mar 02, 2021, 14:38:22
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@nightwolf95 No problem. I'm glad it was sorted out!

Thanks to @XsvL8d for the tip!
Status Update
Mar 02, 2021, 13:18:30
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Moving Day!
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 02, 2021, 08:06:03
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@XsvL8d - Thank you. Ad blocking is currently the prime suspect

@nightwolf95 - Based on your ability to access the image separately, and XsvL8d's answer above, can you check if you have any ad blocking plugins or settings currently turned on? If so, please try disabling them to see if the share icon pops up.
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 01, 2021, 23:54:47
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks @nightwolf95, but were you able to see the linked image all by itself at this URL? https://www1.flightrising.com/static/map/html/icon-share.png
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 01, 2021, 23:10:44
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report @nightwolf95 and everyone.

If you're experiencing this issue, can you confirm whether or not you can see an image at this url?

https://www1.flightrising.com/static/map/html/icon-share.png
Status Update
Mar 01, 2021, 20:48:06
Site Status | By Undel
Holiday skins from recent holidays have been protected to no longer be hoard sellable.
Status Update
Mar 01, 2021, 20:25:10
Site Status | By Undel
Mistral Jamboree was announced as March 21 in error. It will begin on March 28. The contest deadlines have been extended and corrected!
url= feature breaks poi links
Mar 01, 2021, 19:00:13
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Hawkfeather

The URL will now include https:// by default.
To the Void! [Map Update]
Mar 01, 2021, 18:46:31
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Bronzewing

This is expected behavior. Pins will switch views with you as you're browsing, but when you post the BBCode, it'll use whatever view you were in when you generated the code.

We also chose not to restrict where you can scroll when in secondary views, so future updates aren't limited to a small area.
Seedscar is in Viridian Labyrinth
Mar 01, 2021, 16:01:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Xhaztol
This was intentional, as Seedscar and Pox Consulate are both embassies.

edit: I should say: were embassies. But considering they used to be official patches of land controlled by their respective flights, we thought it would be cool to keep them in there.
Something's awfully familiar...
Mar 01, 2021, 14:54:14
to be honest y'all should be more worried about this one

World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 11:25:40
Arkenrall wrote on 2021-03-01 11:23:23:
I love the new locations! I'm lost in the details of the map, it looks so alive, now I want to draw all the scenery ;-;

Also, this place looks pretty interesting, I wonder if it will come into play at some point in lore..



Quote:
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I love how this reminds me of programming classes :')

I mentioned something briefly about the island here.
No...
Mar 01, 2021, 11:23:34
We ultimately decided to err on a little less visual noise in that area. Cloudsong moves, Aergate moves, Millmeadows moves, the balloons move, there's grass in the wind...

There's a certain point where we kind of cut it off so that it wasn't too distracting. It's possible we may revisit that area and do something subtle, but that was the rationale at the time.
What are these spots
Mar 01, 2021, 10:30:26





I'm not going to say anything beyond this, but the little palm island does already have a significant place in the game's lore, for those that are caught up! I'll leave it to you all to figure that out, though.
So we know who each Flight is warring w/
Mar 01, 2021, 10:21:35
i love y'all for noticing little touches like this
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 10:20:32
Sammyken wrote on 2021-03-01 10:19:36:
Missixo wrote on 2021-03-01 09:12:10:
How do I remove a custom marker that was placed by accident?


This.

For now, you can just refresh the page or click the marker button again and assign it to another area. We'll see if we can add a way to dismiss it manually.
World Map Locations not in derg bios
Mar 01, 2021, 10:10:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report @PaintedThree

The map widget should now work in:
  • Forum posts
  • Game Database comments
  • Dragon Bios
  • PMs (but not in the preview)

The widget is not supported in clan bios at this time because that is an old portion of the site that has not been converted over yet.
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 09:42:32
Sofia007 wrote on 2021-03-01 09:41:12:
YO THE OCULUS OF ELEVEN FINALLY EXISTS! IM SO HAPPY

although.. why the heck is the lightning hub replaced with a reactor

theres a hub for each element in each flight, but not lighting (and arcane but like thats where the main hub is)

ahem
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 09:05:35
EiraoLaska wrote on 2021-03-01 09:02:34:
That roaming emperor is oddly adorable I wanna hug it.

Luminax wants to hug, too, @EiraoLaska.

Forever.
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 08:53:25
Xhaztol wrote on 2021-03-01 08:26:00:
Point of Interest: Flotsam Town

This place has so much charm!

I love it so much
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 08:26:00


This place has so much charm!
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 08:10:32

I'm getting dizzy.
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 08:08:26
Quick reminder for everyone:

If you have any suggestions for features, updates, or for today's release, please be sure to post them in the Suggestions Forum as posting your suggestions here is either off-topic or runs the risk of them being lost in the replies. Thank you!
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 08:03:11
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The long-awaited update to our world map is complete! Explore familiar locations and discover entirely new ones, all illustrated with completely refreshed artwork, effects, and animations.



As of this post, the revamped world map has launched! Sornieth comes alive like never before thanks to entirely new artwork, effects, and animations. Below, we'll go over some of the upgrades and changes you'll be seeing as you navigate the new map.



The Wide World of Sornieth

One of the biggest changes you'll notice is that rather than eleven small maps (one per region), everything has been combined into a singular large map. We're able to do this thanks to some new options.
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Caption: A diagram depicting the old collection of maps above the new world map with downward arrows indicating that they have been combined.



Zooming/Panning

Because the map is so large, we've added a few options to help you explore the new artwork. You can, of course, view the whole realm at once in a smaller, more generalized zoomed-out view, but you'll also be able to zoom in and see the finer details. While zoomed in, you can hold down your finger or mouse button on the artwork and drag to pan the map around.
Caption: A short video showing usage of the zooming and panning functions.



Full Browser View

For those that want to dive headfirst into the map, we've also added the ability to expand the viewable area to your entire browser window. In this mode, the site UI will disappear, and the map artwork will take up the whole window. This is an incredible way to immerse yourself in the new map and see a lot more at once.
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Caption: A screenshot showing the world map in full browser viewing mode, in which the rest of the site UI is hidden and the map artwork extends to all edges of the window.



Map Layers

Because the dragons of Sornieth live above and below the waves, we've added the ability to move between terrain and underwater layers. Right now, this mainly applies to the Sea of a Thousand Currents, but the system allows us to possibly do some interesting things in the future!
Caption: A short video showing what it looks like when a player moves from the terrain layer to the underwater layer. Because only the Sea of a Thousand Currents exists on both layers, it is the example used.



Places of Interest ("POIs")

In the legacy version of the map, special locations in each elemental territory were represented by icons and flavor text below the map, but you never got a true understanding of their exact placement. With the revamp, we've plotted these locations on the map with POI (Place of Interest) markers, and you can click or tap them to read the flavor text.
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Caption: A screenshot showing what it looks like when the POI (place of interest) marker for the Oculus of the Eleven has been selected. The marker window includes an icon and description of the location.



Animations & Visual Effects

In addition to new artwork, we've tried to bring extra vibrance and life to the map by way of animations (like floating islands, grass waving in the breeze, and wiggling spikes) and visual effects (like embers, snow, and light beams). For our players who are sensitive to flashing or moving graphical elements, you can turn them off on the bottom right corner of the map. Also available is the ability to toggle off the POI map markers, if desired.
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Caption: A screenshot displaying the toggles that will enable or disable POI map markers or animations and visual effects.




Relocate Your Lair

With this update, we've doubled the number of locations for every elemental region and it is now possible to modify, officially, where your lair exists. Each lair tier (e.g. Lesser, Mighty, Venerable, Ancient) now unlocks two (2) locations, and you can choose to move your lair to either one, or to a location in any of the lower tiers you've already unlocked.

Example:

If you're a fire clan that has just unlocked the Venerable tier, you can move your lair to either:
  • Blacksand Annex
  • Magmablood Rebuke

However, you could also move your lair to:
  • Emberglow Hearth
  • Magma Sanctum
  • Molten Scar
  • Flintlock Fumaroles


There is no limit to how often your clan can move within your current flight/element, so don't feel tied down to any one location! You can access the lair location options by clicking the small gear icon next to your current lair location on the clan profile.
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Caption: A screenshot from the clan options page, displaying a list of all possible lair locations that would be available to a wind player with a "venerable" tier lair, as well as highlighting where their lair is currently located.




Sharing POIs and Custom Locations

An additional feature we've included with the launch of the revamped world map is the ability to share POIs and custom locations within forum posts. Using new bbcode functions, these will be represented by a widget that others can click to be taken directly to the spot you wanted to share!



Sharing POIs

To share a POI, click or tap the small share icon in the top right corner of a POI's flavor text window. From there, you'll be able to copy the bbcode necessary to share the POI in a map widget on the forums.
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Caption: A screenshot indicating where the share button is located on POI location windows. The button itself is in the top right corner.



Sharing Custom Locations

To share a custom location:
  1. Click or tap the marker button in the top right corner of the world map window.
  2. Click or tap the spot on the map you want to share to drop the marker there.
  3. Click or tap the marker you just placed.
  4. Highlight and copy the bbcode in the share window that appears.
  5. Paste it in your forum post!

There are also a few parameters you can modify in the copied code to customize your shared custom location a bit more. You can change the following parts of the code to edit the height (minimum 200px, maximum 480px) and width (minimum 200px, maximum 480px) of the widget, as well as add your own custom text.
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Caption: A diagram indicating the variables that can be changed in the new bbcode to customize how a shared custom location widget appears in the forums. The variables highlighted are height, width, and custom text.

Using the bbcode above, it will create a widget that looks like this:
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Caption: A screenshot showing what a custom location widget created with the variables in the previous diagram would look like embedded into a forum post.



We want to thank everyone for waiting patiently while we worked on this feature. When we first unveiled it, we certainly had intentions of releasing it far sooner than now. Game development can be an unpredictable process sometimes, and as many of you witnessed, there were urgent or much needed demands on our engineers' time (ex: server migrations and critical backend updates) as well as bringing other awesome or highly requested features to you. We also remain committed to being anti-crunch and maintaining healthy work/life balances. This included adjusting for our team's overall well-being through the events of the past year.

This update is our labor of love, we're overjoyed to share it with you all, because it's been a monumental team effort. This revamp is easily the most massively ambitious art and engineering-heavy thing we've created, and every single developer we have has touched it in some way.

Denizens of Sornieth, here's to you and its ever-expanding glory!
World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:55:31
Aequorin wrote on 2021-03-01 07:54:44:
Akiri wrote on 2021-03-01 07:33:18:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-03-01 07:26:07:
Kaepora wrote on 2021-03-01 07:25:14:
Wait. That's TODAY?


What's going on? Is something happening today?


World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:54:44
Akiri wrote on 2021-03-01 07:33:18:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-03-01 07:26:07:
Kaepora wrote on 2021-03-01 07:25:14:
Wait. That's TODAY?


What's going on? Is something happening today?


World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:52:52
can we get a in chat for the legacy maps?
World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:37:11
DarkCarnival wrote on 2021-03-01 07:35:22:
It's the big event, you see

The big one? Ok, that's better. I was worried it was the world map for a minute. I am NOT even ready for that one. What a relief.
World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:33:18
Aequorin wrote on 2021-03-01 07:26:07:
Kaepora wrote on 2021-03-01 07:25:14:
Wait. That's TODAY?


What's going on? Is something happening today?

World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:26:07
Kaepora wrote on 2021-03-01 07:25:14:
Wait. That's TODAY?

World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 07:25:14
Wait. That's TODAY?
World Map maintenance at 08:00 server
Mar 01, 2021, 05:37:33
Are you ready?
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