Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Status Update
May 26, 2020, 09:36:59
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Greenskeeper Gathering!
Greenskeeper Gathering 2020
May 24, 2020, 06:02:23
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
RaiStarDragon wrote on 2020-05-24 05:59:35:
@Undel Loveblooms Enteral isn't on the right breed

It is for the correct gender now, but sadly the tooltip cache is taking a bit to catch up. When items are created the site caches tooltip information about them to help keep things speedy. So there was a mistake when it was created, but it is now corrected (just explaining why things aren't matching up!) thank you for the report!
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 24, 2020, 04:59:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Amyatzu wrote on 2020-05-24 04:11:38:
Hey @Undel sorry for the ping but the game database says that you can't get the bunnies from digging, but scavenging, and they aren't available in nature. Is the post or the database correct?

They should be in alignment now. Digging is correct!
Skyshale wrote on 2020-05-24 04:57:56:
Not sure if you noticed and changed it already and the site hasnt updated it yet, but the bun-bun burrow's description says "this warren's an investigation" when I believe it's supposed to be "this WARRANTS an investigation" ^^;

Rabbit warrens are a system of burrows ;-)
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 23, 2020, 22:13:50
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Lino wrote on 2020-05-23 21:43:07:
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I feel like you couldn't decide on a description... so you combined two different ones hahah

I love them all. The rabbit... I will be questing for it! Hooray for new goals! Part of me wishes these were a gem bundle but it will be fun to try and get the rabbit

haha. Yeah. This was corrected shortly before going live, but sadly the tooltip cache has not yet caught up. In the next hour or so it should self-correct.
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 23, 2020, 21:23:39
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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A bounty (or infestation) of tiny friends awaits!





What to do with all these critters!?
New friends have invaded dragon lairs! Can you collect them all?

The chinchilla's softness has infiltrated the treasure marketplace. These 'lil friends have a chance to stock among the other apparel!

Colonies of mice and dumbo rats have begun appearing in the gem marketplace.

Burrowing its way into your heart (and territory), the Bun-Bun Burrow can rarely be found by diggers level 25 and above through digging in earth, plague, wind, water, fire, and nature territories.

Swipp and his daughters have gotten their claws on a shipment of live ferrets! These curious creatures can be traded in exchange for 30 weasels and 50 Avian Gemstaff.

Baldwin's lab has been invaded by guinea pigs and hamsters! Alchemists level 25 and above may be able to extract them!




New Emojis

A set of new wildclaw emojis are available in the "smiley" section of the emoji selection menu!

Status Update
May 19, 2020, 00:03:44
Site Status | By Kaepora
The Game Database now lists the artist for skins and accents in the record sidebar. The artist’s name will link to a search for more of their work.
[solved(?)] Vistas not in game database
May 13, 2020, 20:20:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
There are no items for kickstarter vistas. The chests are unique code from when the game opened. The act of opening the chest assigned the vista, as this was pre-vistas-as-items in the time that it was around!
Skin Search By Artist- Name Change Issue
May 13, 2020, 20:19:15
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Correct, the tagging is done by user ID, since names can change, and have already for many users. Currently descriptions for skins are typed in by hand, so you'll need to put in a request in the skins forum for @suburbansamurai to change the name for you in the description.

In the future, we would like to have tooltips be generated automagically for skins rather than being typed by hand. That way it'll always have the freshest user information!
Duplicate Wiki Entry
May 13, 2020, 20:17:24
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for the report. This has been corrected!
Holy Lightweaver thanks Undel
May 13, 2020, 20:14:09
We're glad everyone's enjoying it! To be fair, the credit for this goes to our skin team, particularly @madsniper, who's been working diligently on tagging our back catalogue since the game database released!
arcaneidolriots wrote on 2020-05-13 17:52:57:
Unfortunately if you search 'By User,' it doesn't bring up any winning festival accents that artist may have done. Searched my name By User vs Description shows that the former is missing my two festival accents.

This is intended. Site skins are a different category than user-submitted skins and are tagged as being such rather than tagged as belonging to a user. Apologies!
Status Update
May 13, 2020, 15:41:51
Site Status | By Undel
The skin team has been busy tagging artist ID into the game database for our back catalogue of 25,000+ skins. All user-made skins should now be searchable by artist!
Status Update
May 11, 2020, 15:23:55
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: MerMay Merdragons!
glowtail got locked AGAIN??
May 11, 2020, 10:45:46
Hello everyone! I hope your weekend went well.

I'm locking this thread, but not removing it. This thread and its direction is an example of why we don't allow discussion of forum moderation within our forums. It's not a constructive discussion but a rehashing of disagreements, targeted comments, and bad feelings.

Regarding the announcement thread, I'm including our reason for locking the thread and our statement on what happened with Tertiary Gene: Glowtail below:

Quote:
This thread is now locked. Targeted comments that are not constructive at all or comments that are disrespectful to someone for having an opinion or criticism you disagree with are not something we welcome. Unfortunately this thread has moved towards the latter, and despite pruning and reminders it’s not getting back on track.

We hear your concerns that the issues with this release means Stormlight is not adhering to our anti-crunch philosophy and stance. We remain committed to supporting our team members. When projects require more time, when a team member communicates that they need additional support, etc. we move releases back or launch other content that is ready.

What happened with Glowtail: The short color transition was a design choice and it was clearly the wrong one. We opted for a shorter color transition as the shadow layer that created the plated scale effect doesn’t play nice with our generator technology. It’s not capable of multiplying down or creating layer effects on top of non-tertiary components, so would end up gray if it was on top of the primary layer. A short transition allowed us to minimize this problem. After the player feedback came in that a longer transition was vastly preferred, @/suburbansamurai made a great mock-up that extended the plate line art and the tertiary colors, but not the plate shadows to see if it provided an acceptable compromise. We liked the effect, felt it would address your feedback, and made the change—and the gene is better for it.

There were always be more genes in the future. Our design goals include providing a variety of genes and looks, and we understand that not every gene is going to land with everyone. That being said, we do want our genes to land with the majority. Constructive criticism and reporting bugs or errors is important to the continued development of the game and are always welcome.

Thank you again for your feedback and passion for our game. While we're locking this thread, if you would like to contact us with feedback about this or any other topic, you are always welcome to do so by using Contact Us.

Little bit mad.
May 10, 2020, 06:40:05
Unfortunately there's a percentage of our community who chose corvid as a way to get around our name ban of covid. It quickly became clear that they planned to use this word liberally in order to create dragons to troll our community. For now and the immediate future, we've made the decision to ban the word 'corvid' temporarily as a name.

We understand this may upset some who want to name dragons after the bird, but this was a necessary measure given the circumstances and we ask for your understanding. It's not going to be on the ban list for forever, only during this crisis when so much is uncertain. Not when players come here to find respite from current events.


Dreamson wrote on 2020-05-10 02:44:58:
Yeah, it's absurd.

Unfortunately, this thread will be ineviatebly either deleted or locked, because it's apparently a no no to discuss FR's policies on, y'know, flight rising discussion.

While changes to policy take player feedback into consideration, they're also based on data, what we see behind the scenes, and the overall impact on players and our team members.

When we can reduce opacity behind some of our decisions, we will. As always, our community is welcome to submit feedback to us through Contact Us. You may not receive a personalized reply depending on the issue, but all feedback is documented and reviewed by the Flight Rising team.
Glowtail
May 10, 2020, 05:42:10
Hello everyone!

This thread is now locked. Targeted comments that are not constructive at all or comments that are disrespectful to someone for having an opinion or criticism you disagree with are not something we welcome. Unfortunately this thread has moved towards the latter, and despite pruning and reminders it’s not getting back on track.

We hear your concerns that the issues with this release means Stormlight is not adhering to our anti-crunch philosophy and stance. We remain committed to supporting our team members. When projects require more time, when a team member communicates that they need additional support, etc. we move releases back or launch other content that is ready.

What happened with Glowtail: The short color transition was a design choice and it was clearly the wrong one. We opted for a shorter color transition as the shadow layer that created the plated scale effect doesn’t play nice with our generator technology. It’s not capable of multiplying down or creating layer effects on top of non-tertiary components, so would end up gray if it was on top of the primary layer. A short transition allowed us to minimize this problem. After the player feedback came in that a longer transition was vastly preferred, @suburbansamurai made a great mock-up that extended the plate line art and the tertiary colors, but not the plate shadows to see if it provided an acceptable compromise. We liked the effect, felt it would address your feedback, and made the change—and the gene is better for it.

There were always be more genes in the future. Our design goals include providing a variety of genes and looks, and we understand that not every gene is going to land with everyone. That being said, we do want our genes to land with the majority. Constructive criticism and reporting bugs or errors is important to the continued development of the game and are always welcome.

Thank you again for your feedback and passion for our game. While we're locking this thread, if you would like to contact us with feedback about this or any other topic, you are always welcome to do so by using Contact Us.
Status Update
May 09, 2020, 09:38:33
Site Status | By Aequorin
The art update on Tertiary Gene: Glowtail is complete and players are now able to purchase the gene in the Gem Marketplace!
Glowtail
May 09, 2020, 09:35:00
Hi everyone!

Thank you for your patience while we worked to address the feedback from yesterday. The artwork for Glowtail has been updated on the website (though you may need to clear your browser cache to see it) and the gene is now once again stocking in the Gem Marketplace. As always, we appreciate the constructive discussions surrounding our content and are glad our community feels comfortable in voicing those thoughts.
Glowtail
May 09, 2020, 04:10:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The updated genes with longer fade and reduced glow for objects that pass in front of the glowing tail are in. It may take the site's cache up to an hour to catch up. We'll be evaluating re-releasing the gene to the marketplace soon. Thank you for your patience!
Glowtail
May 08, 2020, 12:46:14
Hey everyone.

We hear and appreciate the feedback you’ve given on the Glowtail gene released earlier today. Flight Rising has always done its best to release the best quality content we can, but understand that as humans we can sometimes miss the mark.

After some initial thought, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend sale of the gene on the Gem Marketplace and will be working to modify the artwork in a way that creates a smoother, more subtle gradation of color and tone down the glow effect as it pertains to foreground objects. After the changes have been made we will reintroduce the gene to the Marketplace.
Glowtail
May 08, 2020, 05:02:11
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Glowing, segmented tails are a new variation appearing on dragons across Sornieth!





Glowtail
Glowtail is a new tertiary gene available in the gem marketplace. This gene produces a segmented, gently glowing tail across all modern breeds!
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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!




Greenskeeper Gathering Skin Contest

The seventh annual Greenskeeper Gathering will begin May 24, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
May 08, 2020, 03:32:19
Site Status | By Undel
Greenskeeper Gathering, a festival honoring the nature flight will begin May 24, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
May 06, 2020, 06:38:10
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Some pages may load slowly as players return to the site. We will be monitoring throughout the day.
Status Update
May 05, 2020, 09:41:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Keel!
Status Update
May 04, 2020, 14:30:49
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:00 Server Time on Wednesday, May 6. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
The UMA in Roundsey give me bad vibes
Apr 29, 2020, 06:23:42
Hi everyone! Thank you for bringing this to our attention right away. Roundsey only rewards official site skins or accents, including festivals, and not usermade skins or accents. This has been corrected and this week's accent reward is now listed as intended, the 2015 Greenskeeper Gathering Accent: Springly Sprouts.

Full transparency—this error was caused by an overly-enthusiastic browser auto-correct that wasn't caught in time. It should not have happened and we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern this has caused.


(edited to further clarify the types of skins or accents Roundsey can offer)
Status Update
Apr 27, 2020, 15:27:29
Site Status | By Mutron
Newly purchased gem delivery is currently experiencing delays of up to a few hours in some cases. As always, if your gems do not arrive after 24 hours, please submit a ticket using Contact Us.
Status Update
Apr 27, 2020, 15:16:47
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Wavecrest Saturnalia!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 20, 2020, 18:37:39
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Vaixation wrote on 2020-04-20 10:20:50:
You may want to update this to include/mention the Proper and Resplendent sets too, because right now it's a little unclear as to their acquisition methods. Good thing to game database exists, aha...

It is done! Thank you!
Clya wrote on 2020-04-20 10:53:10:
What I want to know is:

WHAT is that BACKGROUND FROM?

The goblet NotN vista background.
Status Update
Apr 20, 2020, 15:19:27
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Fancy Dragons!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 19, 2020, 01:01:53
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Midwinter wrote on 2020-04-19 00:44:51:
Oh cool!! I love these colours!

I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but I think the resplendent ring might have the wrong tooltip

Its says "the most proper" rather than "the most resplendent"

This has been corrected, but may take an hour or two for the site's internal cache to catch up. Thank you for the report!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 19, 2020, 01:00:57
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
This update is now finished and there are no new things to add tonight. Thanks for checking in! I hope everyone has a good night!
Live Update
Apr 19, 2020, 00:45:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Dreamson wrote on 2020-04-19 00:41:54:
is this still live or?

Yes, just need to get the resplendent bundle in. The jigsaw updates take a while, so that's why it wasn't updating for a bit there!
Live Update
Apr 18, 2020, 22:46:58
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Idyll wrote on 2020-04-18 22:43:49:
Alphazi wrote on 2020-04-18 22:42:13:


i looked at these and went "wait i thought those already existed in red???" what is this deja vu
right??

I think the fancy set has some black spats with red buttons. But no red cloth spats from the tuxedo set until now!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 18, 2020, 22:31:53
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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New tuxedo fashions are appearing in the sandswept delta, baldwin, and marketplace, while dragons find something new to puzzle over!





New Tuxedo Colors
More tuxedo variety and style can now be found! Those who are clever enough to traverse the Sandswept Delta may find a sinister red set.
Sinister Tuxedo

The Posh tuxedo set is dyed exclusively by Baldwin's alchemists who have achieved level 4 proficiency or above!
Posh Tuxedo


The florid, proper, and resplendent tuxedo set has a chance to appear for sale in the treasure marketplace. It may also be found rarely in gilded chests, or awarded by Pinkerton.

Florid Tuxedo

Proper Tuxedo

Resplendent Suit




Images to Puzzle Over

Jigsaw
has 4 new puzzle images to play with! Note: These puzzles may not show up until Jigsaw's server reboots at 4/20/20 00:00.
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Wavecrest Saturnalia Skin Contest

The seventh annual Wavecrest Saturnalia will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Apr 17, 2020, 10:07:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
We're celebrating Haiku Poetry Day over in our Creative Corner forum!
skin/accent approvals through email?
Apr 16, 2020, 06:27:26
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
Hello @JellyDemon! As your fellow players have said, skin and accent approvals go through private messages.

I do need to take a moment to note that the Flight Rising website is a game site. We expect our forums and any content posted on it to reflect that. In other words, our forums and private messages are not a personal social media platform and we ask that our players not use it as such.
Status Update
Apr 13, 2020, 15:09:19
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Passable Painters!
Status Update
Apr 13, 2020, 09:43:55
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 13, 2020, 01:21:49
Undel wrote on 2020-04-12 23:25:29:
Making some tweaks to the hair band dragon in light of the feedback on the body shape not being clear when obscured by the wings. Its doing weird optical things for some people. Upon seeing it with fresh eyes, I agree it's not reading well.

Thinning up some of its anatomy, giving it a large shoulder/wing joint, and increasing the size of its wings are helping to make this creature make more sense. Thanks for the feedback everyone!





Note: For some who are disappointed that this breed is not going to be breaking the traditional mold: We've heard you and are certainly going to have nonstandard anatomy on ancient breed 4.

Ancient breeds allow us to create dragons faster than modern breeds due to not having to create the time-consuming apparel for them as well as every gene on-site (since they can't crossbreed). This gives us the opportunity to have non-standard anatomy and/or tertiary genes that break the mold because we don't have to worry about conflicting with apparel. Not every ancient is going to have extra limbs or a different body shape; however, many will!

While we won't have non-standard anatomy on this breed, I can assure you that it will feature many line-breaking terts that the ancient breeds have become known for!







Edit: Also, the eye color in the template has nothing to do with the element. Just threw something in there. :)


And here's an updated version with bigger wings and a clearer body line. Will figure out that missing front leg tomorrow!
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Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 23:25:29
Making some tweaks to the hair band dragon in light of the feedback on the body shape not being clear when obscured by the wings. Its doing weird optical things for some people. Upon seeing it with fresh eyes, I agree it's not reading well.

Thinning up some of its anatomy, giving it a large shoulder/wing joint, and increasing the size of its wings are helping to make this creature make more sense. Thanks for the feedback everyone!




Note: For some who are disappointed that this breed is not going to be breaking the traditional mold: We've heard you and are certainly going to have nonstandard anatomy on ancient breed 4.

Ancient breeds allow us to create dragons faster than modern breeds due to not having to create the time-consuming apparel for them as well as every gene on-site (since they can't crossbreed). This gives us the opportunity to have non-standard anatomy and/or tertiary genes that break the mold because we don't have to worry about conflicting with apparel. Not every ancient is going to have extra limbs or a different body shape; however, many will!

While we won't have non-standard anatomy on this breed, I can assure you that it will feature many line-breaking terts that the ancient breeds have become known for!






Edit: Also, the eye color in the template has nothing to do with the element. Just threw something in there. :)
Status Update
Apr 12, 2020, 17:26:26
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 09:00 - 10:00 Server Time on Monday, April 13. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 17:06:09
LordsofShadow wrote on 2020-04-12 16:59:12:
What ever happened to the new Modern breed though? I've been looking forward to that. Sadly none of these Ancient breeds interest me.

Still in the works. :) We have different artists working on the apparel for that breed, so it'll be some time before it's available. But more modern breeds are definitely something we plan on in the future!
Status Update
Apr 12, 2020, 16:44:06
Site Status | By Undel
There's a new update on our third ancient breed in the dev stream thread here.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 16:43:17
Hello everyone! We had some technical difficulties with recording the stream while offline. Long story short, it was one static frame the entire recording! Whoops!
But here is the end result. We hope to have better luck with future recordings with this new ancient breed!
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Edit: Thanks for the feedback! Here is an updated version that still can't get a trim:
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Keel: A New Tertiary Gene
Apr 09, 2020, 03:13:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Colorful scales bloom across the hides of alchemists! Fiona continues to expand her menagerie!





Keel
Keel is a new tertiary gene that causes ridged scales in your dragon's tertiary color to sprout all over the wings and body! This unusual gene was recently discovered over at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew by alchemists level 25 and above!
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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!




Wavecrest Saturnalia Skin Contest

The seventh annual Wavecrest Saturnalia will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Apr 09, 2020, 02:52:41
Site Status | By Undel
The Wavecrest Saturnalia festival honoring the water flight will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
Apr 06, 2020, 14:56:20
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Okay Orators!
Status Update
Apr 03, 2020, 06:04:48
Site Status | By Aequorin
Marva's event gift has left Galore's Glorious Gifts but! You can now open your gift and discover its true purpose!
FR Thank you thread <3
Apr 02, 2020, 16:46:25
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For real though, I am glad you all appreciate it. We love the project and we love the community that has come along with it.
Clan Profile/Lair Page Error
Apr 02, 2020, 13:01:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the reports @eli105 and everyone,

A potential fix is now live. Please try this again!
Status Update
Apr 02, 2020, 12:28:07
Site Status | By Kaepora
The Which Waystone in now accessible on mobile devices and small screens. In these scenarios, it can be located in the bottom of every page.

Note: it may be necessary to clear browser cache for the WWS to show up on all pages
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