Dev Tracker
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Ancient Additions
Jan 23, 2021, 09:38:16
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The marketplace is one of the areas slated to be revamped to get off of legacy code and brought up to our current code standards. We're absolutely taking feedback we've received from the suggestions forum into account for that. As with most of our code updates, it's not just a port, but a QOL revamp using all of what we've learned and the feedback we've received over the years!
Ancient Additions
Jan 22, 2021, 16:31:59
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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More parallel genes are appearing on ancient breeds, and alchemists discover a new scene!




Parallel Genes for Ancients

Several parallel genes are now available for ancient breeds! Clown and Eye Spots are now available for Banescale, Gaoler, and Veilspun. Ripple and Current are now available for Banescale and Gaoler. Falcon and Peregrine are now available for Banescales. Giraffe and Hex Are now available for Banescales and Veilspun. These genes can be found in the Treasure Marketplace.






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Serpent Shrine Scene
Alchemists who have learned of the wonders of the serpent shrine's poisons and alchemy have endeavoured to recreate it. Alchemists levels 25 and above can brew Scene: Serpent Shrine at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew!


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Additional Updates
  • Swiftstride Soldier and Stonestomp Spearmaiden have had their hand artwork adjusted to better convey that they are aiming their javelins and not be perceived as performing a hateful salute. Players may need to clear their cache to see this change.
  • Ripple and Current are now both uncommon genes in terms of inheritance. Previously they were mismatched as common/uncommon.
Excited for 'Ice ice'?
Jan 22, 2021, 14:47:29
*cough* Yes, yes. We are very clever and that was completely intentional.
Ancient Clown/Eye Spots??
Jan 22, 2021, 10:57:07
We're working on some genes today. No need to be worried! They're going live as added, so feel free to play around with them!
Status Update
Jan 18, 2021, 10:44:03
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Familiar Matching!
It's Friday, Friday
Jan 15, 2021, 14:27:47
SylphOfHeart wrote on 2021-01-15 13:46:43:
Aequorin do you feel remorse when you do this to us

Sorry not sorry


@SlyphOfHeart
It's Friday, Friday
Jan 15, 2021, 10:57:27
Laluzi wrote on 2021-01-15 10:54:45:
...I thought I'd been free of this meme for years. Why would you do that to me.

I don't have any plans other than playing Flight Rising. Quarantine life can be pretty nice.

It's been stuck in my head all morning apropos of nothing. @Laluzi
It's Friday, Friday
Jan 15, 2021, 10:53:09


Pixel dragons on Friday
Share your pixel dragon plans for the weekend, weekend!



(sorry not sorry)
Chitinous Armor Part 2
Jan 12, 2021, 10:01:18
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Segmented armor sets are being donned by dragon clans in preparation for battle in even more hues.





Chitinous Armor
Not one to waste a valuable resource, dragons have begun finding uses for some of the inedible carapaces that have been piling up behind the lair. Chitinous armor is now appearing in the treasure marketplace, and rarely from randomized chests and Pinkerton!

Galore may also have acquired some pieces that he'd be willing to share! Galore's gift will expire on January 18th at 23:59 server time, so make sure to collect it!

Fluttering Chitin



Burrowing Chitin



Fading Chitin



Preserving Chitin

Corroding Chitinous Armor is now craftable over at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew for alchemists level 8 and above!

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Crystalline Gala Skin & Accent Contest

The eighth annual Crystalline Gala will begin January 24th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Jan 11, 2021, 20:15:28
Site Status | By Undel
The eighth annual Crystalline Gala will begin on January 24, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!

Status Update
Jan 11, 2021, 10:32:02
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Progenitor Dragons!
Status Update
Jan 05, 2021, 14:43:54
Site Status | By Aequorin
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 6, 2021. Be sure to open all of them before then!
Hoard update not working
Jan 03, 2021, 15:12:39
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks all!

I can’t say 100% that mydmp is either a cause or symptom of the problem, but if it’s not showing up for most other players, that’s a hint that something isn’t right.

A malware scan from a program other than McAfee may help. It also could be a perfectly legitimate plugin making the call, although I believe @AnpuRa has already tried to disable plugins. Or it could even be McAfee itself, although I find it more likely something just snuck by.
Hoard update not working
Jan 03, 2021, 14:33:07
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@AnpuRa - Yup, that provides a shortened list of network calls, which is what I wanted to see.

One problem is that the 4th record is obscured by a popup text box, so I can't read it. However, I suspect it's also a "mydmp.exelator" call - note how that record has a status of "307" which is a type of redirect.

When I check that page, I do not see "mydmp" in my network calls. That doesn't mean it's malware - it could be a legitimate call that happens with some of our ads, but I think it may be more than that.

Would players following this thread be able to confirm whether or not "mydmp" shows up in their network calls as well, or if this appears to be something only on @AnpuRa's screenshots?

While we're waiting for others to test this, let's continue with the plan to temporarily turn off McAfee.
Hoard update not working
Jan 03, 2021, 07:39:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Excellent, yes. Assuming these screenshots were taken one right after the other, and I have no reason to doubt that, we can see that the hoard page is definitely adding new network calls.

I don't know why this wasn't the case originally, but it's precisely the sort of thing we need to dig deeper.

As you can see, there are a LOT of records that jumped into the list. So many records that the specific ones I'm looking for were probably scrolled off screen. I'd like to try to filter the list down a bit so we can get to just the records we need.

On the Network tab, you'll see a series of filters near the top:
All | HTML | CSS | JS |XHR | Fonts | Images | Media | WS | Other


Currently, "All" is selected. Please switch that to "XHR" and reload the hoard.

When things work correctly, you SHOULD receive at least one new record named "get-items" with a long string of random-logging text after it. Please include a screenshot of that result, regardless of whether or not that specific record was added to the list.

If the list contains more items than we can see, even after we added that filter, still include what you can in a screenshot. You may be able to increase the size of the developer console to show more.
Hoard update not working
Jan 02, 2021, 21:53:39
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
That's some good news, for sure! I promise the code didn't change, so we had some sort of cache issue, perhaps.

Scene code is relatively simple compared to hoard. It doesn't shock me that it would be the easier fix.

I have a theory that combines several of the items we've covered, although I can't say for sure it's right. Disabling McAfee would still be the next test.

After that, I also remain suspicious of some of those network calls. The good news is that you were able to obtain a screenshot of your developer console network tab - which is more info that we had before, and very helpful!

Can you do that again, but this time note that records are in the network tab before you visit the hoard, then note what records, if any, are added to the list after you visit the hoard? I want to be sure that what I'm seeing is new Flight Rising network calls.
Hoard update not working
Jan 02, 2021, 21:22:13
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@AnpuRa - Great! Now that the scene showed up for you, can you provide an updated screenshot of the exact same page while logged in?

Please include the entire header for the site, just in case there's something higher up in the page that could be causing a problem.

Can you also confirm that hitting that scenic mode button gives you the more vibrant mode? If so, does it work both logged in and logged out? Or neither?

The code that controls scenic mode is MUCH simpler than the hoard code, but it's the only easy test I can think of that works both when logged in and logged out.

Thanks!
Hoard update not working
Jan 02, 2021, 17:21:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@AnpuRa

We can't know for sure, of course, but McAfee remains a prime suspect. The one piece of evidence that counts against it is that you've seen the problem on multiple computers which, we assume, don't all have the same extensions.

While I doubt the problem is with your account. we can test that fairly easily:
  1. Sign out of your account
  2. Clear your browser's cache again (just to make SURE you're 100% signed out)
  3. Check @Darksilverhawk's dragon again to see if the scene shows up

If the scene shows up, at least some of the problem may be related to your login status. If it doesn't show up, then your account almost certainly has nothing to do with it.

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I noticed in your screenshot that several records in the network tab are listed as "mydmp.exelator". I wasn't familiar with this domain, but a quick Google search indicates that it MAY be redirect malware. That would match up with the issue we're seeing.

To put it as simply as I can: When you click on an item, your browser is supposed to contact the site to get a list of possible actions to perform. But a bit of malware interrupts that signal and tries to redirect you to some other site. Fortunately, the way we've coded it, that redirect fails... but it still interrupted the intended action.

TLDR, my first recommendation is to try disabling McAfee as a test. Ideally with a complete uninstall, but disabling might be good enough. My second recommendation is to use a different malware detection tool to make sure McAfee didn't miss this exelator thing.
Virus-like Bug in Coliseum? (Updated)
Dec 29, 2020, 10:31:12
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all, we have made some changes to the way the Organize Party page communicates with our servers. This change specifically affects the act of modifying your Coliseum party (adding/removing/rearranging dragons). We hope this will fix the issue you're experiencing (Norton generating a false positive) as a result, and without requiring you to manually whitelist Flight Rising. Please let us know if this has improved things for you or not. We understand this has been a very frustrating issue interfering with many players' enjoyment of the Coliseum during Night of the Nocturne and we want to thank you for your patience as we work towards a solution.
Night of the Nocturne 2020
Dec 23, 2020, 19:23:06
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The chest drop rates from gathering and coliseum remain unaltered. RNG at work. I hope your luck perks up!

Regarding smirch, we rebalance the chests every year so that they are weighted towards newer items. Smirch's odds are reduced as a result. The other change we made was eggs and scrolls are in a second pool, so you get them in addition to other drops, rather than instead of, though individual experience will vary with the RNG.
Status Update
Dec 21, 2020, 15:38:09
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Lair Defense!
Advertising Report Thread 2.0
Dec 20, 2020, 14:26:34
@pokemoncha I believe that that's from hiveworks itself, to be transparent and let you know how ads work and is required for GDPR. I'll verify to make sure. I know that we do have the pop up, but since I've already accepted I forgot what it looks like!

Edit: Verified with Jojo. Yes, that's Hivework's message. Basically when you visit the website your IP and the browser/device version is visible, and ads will use cookies.





@CheshireGata Yeah, that's really not appropriate...
Strange Coliseum Enemy Placement
Dec 20, 2020, 06:27:36
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Whoops! The coordinates have been fixed!
Night of the Nocturne 2020
Dec 20, 2020, 06:14:42
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
HenryTheArcher wrote on 2020-12-20 06:13:40:
Undel wrote on 2020-12-20 06:00:16:
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 6, 2020. Be sure to open all of them before the event ends!
It was said to end 3rd of January in Frigidfin Expedition announcement. Here, it is said 6th of January. Which one is it? It is definitely 2021 anyway.

The event ends the third. The chests disintegrate 3 days later.
Night of the Nocturne 2020
Dec 20, 2020, 06:00:16
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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From the veiled brambles and branches of the Tangled Wood, the elusive Nocturnes are beginning to spread across the realm. These oft-hidden dragons are again leaving the comfort of their dreary habitats and traversing Sornieth under the cover of darkness. On this, the shortest day of the year, Nocturne dragons rule the skies.



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Night of the Nocturne is the annual celebration of one of Flight Rising's Limited breeds. Once a year, Nocturne breed change scrolls become available exclusively during this event! Nocturnes have a 30-day breeding cooldown and eat Meat and Insects.
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Event Details

From now until January 3, 06:00 server time, it will be possible to obtain Nocturne Dragons in the following ways:
  • Finding rare Unhatched Nocturne Eggs.
  • Finding very rare Breed Change: Nocturne scroll items.

The items above will be found in Strange Chests--baffling containers left by the breed during their only two weeks of activity. Nocturnes aren't keen to just shower the realm in gifts, however. Several of these chests have a vicious mind of their own, and some are now known to be under the protection of some new clever and camouflaged foes...

In order to find these chests, use any gathering skill in any elemental region or battle Mimic monsters in the Coliseum. Mimics can be encountered in all Coliseum areas, with higher level mimics having a greater chance to drop a chest. New this year, all coliseum enemies will have a low chance of dropping event items, but mimics will have a much better chance than a normal opponent. If you can't battle, don't worry! Baldwin is always seeking new alchemists to help him craft the perfect brew to unlock the secrets of these chests.

It will also be rarely possible to find Unhatched Nocturne Eggs while scavenging in any elemental region.

After two weeks have passed, Nocturnes, their eggs, and their Strange Chests will become scarce until next year, when they again return.



To help kick off the event, we have granted all players an additional 15 Gathering Turns for today only! We recommend using them right away, because if they aren't, they'll disappear after the next rollover.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 6, 2021. Be sure to open all of them before the event ends!




Nocturne Lore

Engineered by the Shadowbinder herself to be covert, hidden, and adaptable, Nocturne dragons have the incredible ability mimic the sounds, motions, and behaviors of other dragons and creatures. This interesting adaptation can have its drawbacks, though. Find out more about the Shadowbinder's sneaky sentinels in the lore article below:
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What's New This Year?

Another year brings new chances at unique Night of the Nocturne exclusive items! Here are some of the new items you can expect to see as part of the event.


Strange Chests

In addition to previous years' prizes, the following items now also have a chance to appear within Strange Chests:








Treasure Marketplace

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









Gem Marketplace

The following items have stocked in the Gem Marketplace:





Baldwin's Bubbling Brew

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


Level 7:


Level 11:




Returning Items

While everyone will no doubt be hunting for the new items, you'll also have a chance to get your hands on items from past incarnations of Night of the Nocturne!

Strange Chests

The following items will be making an reappearance within Strange Chests. Most of these items will show up at a lower rate than that of newer items above.







































Treasure Marketplace

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












































Gem Marketplace

The following items have restocked in the Gem Marketplace:


















Baldwin's Bubbling Brew

The following returning items can once again be crafted within Baldwin's cauldron:


Returning Level 1 Recipes:

Returning Level 2, 3 Recipes:

Returning Level 4 Recipes:


Returning Level 5 Recipes:

Returning Level 6 Recipes:

Returning Level 7 Recipes:

Returning Level 8 Recipes:

Returning Level 9 Recipes:


Returning Level 10 Recipes:



Swipp's Swap Stand

Not to be outdone, Swipp, Pipp, and Tripp are rolling their cart throughout the realm, taking advantage of the festivities. They'll once again have the following trades available:

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Advertising Report Thread 2.0
Dec 19, 2020, 09:08:29
We've had Hiveworks look into the situation and we're tentatively turning ads back on to see if the solution has worked. If you see any inappropriate ads, please let us know!
Coliseum Skin Contest 2020 Winners
Dec 19, 2020, 06:31:35
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hooperosa wrote on 2020-12-19 06:28:17:
Hello, I'm honored my entry for tundra males (wolpertinger) has won, but it's designed by me, not by LeafeonWarrior ^^'

Apologies! It should now be corrected, but it may take up to an hour for the site's internal cache to update the tooltips it displays.
Live-ish Update
Dec 19, 2020, 06:26:13
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Ah. Looks like it may not have been saved at 350x350. I'll take a look at it after I get the last skin up! Thanks for the catch!
Status Update
Dec 19, 2020, 06:05:10
Site Status | By Undel
Scroll of Renaming now has a chance to drop from Coliseum Venues levels 16+.
Live-ish Update
Dec 19, 2020, 01:10:14
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Apologies for the delay. Yes, Night of the Nocturne prep and life got in the way a bit, but everything is fine! THank you for you for thinking of us!
Advertising Report Thread 2.0
Dec 17, 2020, 12:44:21
Thanks very much for the recent reports - we're looking into this right now.
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 13:57:18
@Saddi, @Norayna0ekoa, in general with questions, I should call attention to the disclaimers about Ask the Team:

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Ask the Team Answers

Questions submitted to us through the "Ask the Team" category will be answered in our Community Updates.

Note: While we won't be able to answer every question sent to us, all questions are documented for the Flight Rising team to review, both now and in the future.


As Always

We don't provide estimated release dates, privileged information, or discuss account actions with third-parties.

What this means is that some questions may not have an answer or an answer we're able to share at the time it's asked.

Norayna0ekoa, if you have a question about the rules or policies themselves, the 'Ask the Team' category on the webform is not the category to use. Use the 'Other' category for the time being and clearly title your ticket.

Saddi, that's...a lot of questions! As far as an answer goes, if you have two document pages of text, your first instinct to bundle related questions is a good one to follow. You'll receive automated replies confirming receipt and your questions will be documented for future review.
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 11:00:39
@Mithrel, @EarthTiger, the items have been updated and are now dropping as intended! Our apologies for the confusion!

@Serpentinite, the awards are going out as I type!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:59:30
EarthTiger wrote on 2020-12-16 09:54:36:
Aequorin wrote on 2020-12-16 09:53:39:
mithrel wrote on 2020-12-16 09:47:54:
@/Aequorin Are the items from the caption contest now dropping? It still says it's not possible to acquire Sapphires in the DB last I checked.

@/Mithrel, they should be? Lemme check!

Was just about to ask this as well, hoping it's just the database being slow!

@EarthTiger, they are not dropping and I'm calling in reinforcements to make it so. Very sorry for the confusion!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:53:39
Serpentinite wrote on 2020-12-16 09:18:48:
Ahhhhhhh omg thank you so much!!

@Natron Oh no you're right, thanks for pointing that out! English is not my first language so I would probably never see it

It's okay, @Serpentinite! I looked at your entry multiple times and every time I read "corundum," soooooo...


mithrel wrote on 2020-12-16 09:47:54:
@/Aequorin Are the items from the caption contest now dropping? It still says it's not possible to acquire Sapphires in the DB last I checked.

@Mithrel, they should be? Lemme check!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:17:58
Natron wrote on 2020-12-16 09:13:21:
@aeuqorin I am genuinely curious about Sapphire's caption - it's supposed to be Corundum, not Condurum.

@Natron, it's a spelling error. Thank you for catching it!
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