Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 12:09:31
ILoveToothless wrote on 2023-01-19 12:05:58:
Why aren't there cisgender or straight ribbons?

These are for our LGBTQIA+ Flight Rising community, @ILoveToothless and @Jelonek, to give them representation in our dragon breeding simulator game.

Any further feedback should be sent directly to us through Contact Us. Thank you!
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 12:02:22
Leopardmask wrote on 2023-01-19 11:59:46:
I absolutely understand why it needed changing, but it's still a little sad to see the old antler tooltip joke go, lol. After somehow managing to stay put with few complaints for, what, nine years?

It wasn't updated due to complaints. It was our choice in what we want for our game. @Leopardmask
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:54:44
Comments responding to a now removed comment have been removed. (this includes yours, @Orodromeus)
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:47:58
@fatui, @8611945, as requested in my first post in this thread, please do not engage. Report, block, and move on. This thread is being monitored and I have already addressed that post.
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:40:50
@Twiggies, @Zi11a, please do not engage, respond, etc to comments that may violate our rules. This thread is being actively monitored. Thank you.
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:36:49
Noel1 wrote on 2023-01-19 11:30:55:
I feel uneasy with the direction FR just took. I enjoy FR because it doesn't really relate to the real world, this seems like a step that potentially borders on politics - something against the ToS.

For the record, I support the right of each person to love whomever they want, my hesitation lies with FR and FR alone.

@Noel1, our community is openly and unapologetically LGBTQIA+. Providing inclusive options for our community does not diminish or take away from anyone, nor does it introduce politics.

Any further feedback on this issue should be submitted directly to staff through Contact Us. Thank you.
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:26:01
AnnieFelis wrote on 2023-01-19 11:11:20:
I'm a little disappointed that the antler joke was altered. Why was it changed? Was it viewed as insensitive?


@AnnieFelis, we're older, wiser, and don't want an item description based on a reference that wouldn't pass the "can you explain the joke" test in our game.
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:03:47
Hello everyone! Typically we remind players to post their suggestions about an update in the Suggestions forum, but for today's update, we ask that any suggestions or feedback regarding the Rainbow Ribbon vistas be sent to us directly through Contact Us.

And a quick reminder on our rules about discrimination and hatred: It isn't allowed. We are actively monitoring this thread. If someone posts a comment that violates our rules, do not engage with them. Report the post, block the poster, and move on with your day. Anyone who makes the choice to post a reply that is bigoted, uses 'gay panic' or 'trans panic' rhetoric, or posts replies that taunt, troll, or engages in name-calling towards anyone of any opinion will receive either a forum or account suspension up to 120 hours (5 days), based on the severity and context of their post.
Ribbon Vistas & Ancient Genes
Jan 19, 2023, 11:02:20
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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New vistas, ancient parallels, and item updates are some of what you'll find in today's news!




[Image Caption: A pastel pink and light blue Banescale dragon sits against a background of multiple biomes of many colors. It has the speckle and freckle genes on it which give it a mottled, spotty pattern. The text reads "Rainbow Ribbons: A Spectrum of New Vistas"]


Ribbon Vistas
Fourteen new vistas celebrating the spectrum of dragons on Flight Rising are now available in the treasure marketplace.






Ancient Genes

Additional genes are now available on for Ancient dragons! Each of these genes has a chance to appear where their modern counterpart is available.




Crystalline Gala

One day left to get your entries in! The tenth annual Crystalline Gala will begin January 22, 2023, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
  • The Coliseum Camping check now has easier to recognize dragons. More information and future plans can be found here.
  • The Dominance page has had its text adjusted in light of the new beastclans direction.
  • The Eye of Talona familiar has had its description updated.
  • The Bounty of the Elements page has had its opening text updated and a broken link fixed.
  • A New Direction has had a beastclan mention updated.
  • Dragonfish has had its description updated.
  • Shining Feather Cluster has had its description updated.
  • Condor's Breastplate has had its description updated.
  • Historical Text has had its description updated.
  • Simple Raptorik Sash has had its description updated.
  • Crystalcourt Ambassador has had its description updated.
  • Harpy Ancestor has had its description updated.
  • Greenwing Razorclaw has had its description updated.
  • Stonewatch Prince has had its description updated.
  • Windcarve Fugitive has had its description updated.
  • Masked Harpy has had its description updated.
  • Mesacliff Royal has had its description updated, and is now called Mesacliff Noble
  • Stormcloud Harpy has had its description updated.
  • Tengu has had its description updated.
  • White Squirrel has had its description updated.
  • Bone Antlers, Ebony Antlers, and Tawny Antlers have had their descriptions updated.
Account Security Update 2022-07-21
Jan 19, 2023, 06:20:37
Update for Thursday, January 19, 2023:

We are seeing increased attempts to log into players' accounts using username and password combinations. At this time, we do not have reason to believe Flight Rising's userdata has been compromised. We believe these credential stuffing attacks are using information gained from third-party data breaches.

Please take the time to ensure that your Flight Rising password is unique to your Flight Rising account and is not reused for any other site, especially pet sites and game sites. If you use a password manager and the company suffered a data breach, make sure you've updated your passwords, including your Flight Rising password. Do not share your password with anyone, not even Flight Rising Support. Flight Rising Support will never ask for or need your password.
Status Update
Jan 18, 2023, 10:13:59
Site Status | By Undel
The Coliseum Camping check now has easier to recognize dragons. More information and future plans can be found here.
Coliseum Camping Update
Jan 18, 2023, 10:08:51
Coliseum Camping Update

The dragons that you need to click with the camping check pops up will now:
  • Not wear any apparel
  • Not wear any skins
  • Will not have line-breaking tertiaries
  • Will not have line-breaking eyes

This change should provide more distinct silhouettes and less visually busy dragons for you to click.




Future Plans

Changing the requirements for what dragons appear in the camping check is the first step of several planned improvements to this mechanic. Our goal is to make the camping check easier for humans to pass without letting bots/automated scripts through. These plans are a bit more time and engineer consuming to implement than today's update, but we want to let you know of our plans for the future regarding this feature:
  • Higher native resolution for the camping feature: bigger without upscaling.
  • Remove the busier mirrored vista backgrounds and replace them with scenes, which are easier on the eyes for most people.
  • Remove familiars that a new player may confuse for a dragon. For example: The furian, loga, and some of the Night of the Nocturne armors and puppets. These illustrations can easily pass as a dragon for someone who's a new player and not familiar with our dragon species and silhouettes.
  • Remove the randomized buff that completing a camping check provides, and replace it with a recharge on your dragons health. This is a universal benefit and could allow a party of dragons to keep their victory chain bonus going.




We hope that today's changes and our future plans will make camping checks easier for everyone to use!
Karen hatches an egg
Jan 17, 2023, 14:39:43
Oh.

So...'Karen' started with a specific definition: an individual who leverages their privilege as well as their socially perceived vulnerability and social access to power/authority in order to harm the people they view as beneath them over what are ultimately inconveniences, annoyances, or because they're being held accountable for their choices.

That being said, 'Karen' as a meme has become a way for people to indulge in misogyny—whether they realize it or not—and let's not do that here on the dragon pixel site. Thank you!
Status Update
Jan 16, 2023, 08:03:25
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Familiar Matching!
[Lore] what if it's not the only option?
Jan 13, 2023, 15:16:21
All threads on this topic have been locked for a reason, and the part quoted is from the other thread's lock message. Feedback on this issue should be sent to us through Contact Us. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation on this matter.
I Don't Like the Beastclan Retcon & Why
Jan 13, 2023, 07:26:11
Thank you to everyone who linked back to our previous statements on this update.

When we understood what exactly it was we released in Beastclans on the Rise!, we realized two things. One was that we've placed players in this position and left you there for almost a decade. The other? That the only lore way out of this was to write what would essentially be a 'feel-good' redemption arc for the genocidal aggressors. We'd have to write a story that would effectively force the Beastclans conquered by the dragons—whose cultures they destroyed in order to take what they wanted—to work with them "for the greater good" and no, we are not going to do that.

Our noting as a team how the systems and society we grew up in influenced Beastclans on the Rise! is a simple statement of fact. Is it uncomfortable? Of course it is! Reflecting on privilege, on how historical and systemic injustice influence us and benefit us in our current lives is always uncomfortable. But it's also a necessary discomfort and step, one that allows us to look at our work critically, to grow, and to do better.

This thread is now locked, and any feedback regarding this lore update should be sent to us through Contact Us.
Veilspun Gene Expansion
Jan 11, 2023, 22:46:18
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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New genes for veilspun dragons to choose from!




[Image Caption: A banner image with the text "Veilspun Gene Expansion: New Parallel Genes". The image depicts a winter sky with an aurora borealis, and a blue and white veilspun dragon with the slime and toxin genes. The veilspun dragon has insectoid wings, a long body, and a long silky mane.]


Veilspun Parallel Genes
Additional genes are now available on for Veilspun dragons! Each of these genes has a chance to appear where their modern counterpart is available. This means that if the modern version of the gene was available in the treasure marketplace, the veilspun version will be too. If it was available through baldwin, that is where the veilspun parallel can be brewed!








Seasonal Scenes

Joining our selection of items that changes with the four seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring) a new seasonal scene for Winter has now been added! This scene is available for purchase in the the Marketplace from December 22 until March 22, when the spring selection rolls in.

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Crystalline Gala

The tenth annual Crystalline will begin January 22, 2023, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
  • Primary Gene: Poison (Banescale) has had its time to brew reduced to 9 hours, down from 10.
  • Primary Gene: Poison (Undertide) has had its time to brew reduced to 9 hours, down from 10.
  • Secondary Gene: Toxin (Banescale) has had its time to brew reduced to 9 hours, down from 10.
  • Secondary Gene: Toxin (Undertide) has had its time to brew reduced to 9 hours, down from 10.



what genes should ancients get next?
Jan 11, 2023, 22:07:39
I've pushed quite a few more buttons and flipped more switches. (or more accurately, set some stuff that's been being prepped for the last several days to active ;-) )

On the note of transparency, the little bits of teasing and fun tonight were me putting up a bit of the update early, not directly taking requests from this thread.

That said, letting us know what you want to see in the game -particularly in the suggestions forum- is always helpful and welcome. Even though we don't reply there often, we are reading and keeping up with your ideas and wishlists! This particular update was partially inspired by a couple of posts pointing out how Veilspun had a pretty low gene count, especially in comparison to some of the other ancients. Continuing to bring out genes for all of our ancients and moderns is something we intend to keep working on, even if it's not in a huge drop like this. :)
what genes should ancients get next?
Jan 11, 2023, 16:50:27
Shiver wrote on 2023-01-11 16:49:32:
Undel wrote on 2023-01-11 16:48:54:
Guys, I have a lot of switches. But should I touch them?
Yes

I mean, that's probably all the argument I needed. *touches*
what genes should ancients get next?
Jan 11, 2023, 16:48:54
Guys, I have a lot of switches. But should I touch them?
what genes should ancients get next?
Jan 11, 2023, 15:59:54
*casually flips a switch*
Status Update
Jan 10, 2023, 12:34:36
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Favorite Apparel Set!
Status Update
Jan 08, 2023, 22:22:46
Site Status | By Undel
The tenth annual Crystalline Gala begins January 22nd, and we're running an skin and accent competition in celebration.
Status Update
Jan 03, 2023, 22:07:51
Site Status | By Undel
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 4, 2023. Be sure to open all of them before the event ends!
Seasonal Scene: Winter
Dec 21, 2022, 23:49:23
Problem wrote on 2022-12-21 23:42:15:
Is this supposed to be in frd? Regardless, this scene is absolutely lovely!! I'll have to save up for it asap

Yup! This one's a mini-update, but you can still find it on the front page on the Site Status. It's not a large enough update to go into the main news feed.
Status Update
Dec 21, 2022, 23:40:34
Site Status | By Undel
The seasons change: Winter seasonal items now have a chance to stock in the treasure marketplace from now until March 22, when spring items roll in. There is a new seasonal scene for winter.
Seasonal Scene: Winter
Dec 21, 2022, 23:40:24
Seasonal Scenes

Joining our selection of items that changes with the four seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring) a new seasonal scene for Winter has now been added! This scene is available for purchase in the the Marketplace from December 22 until March, when the spring selection rolls in.

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Status Update
Dec 21, 2022, 22:36:27
Site Status | By Mutron
We believe we have addressed the issue affecting Auction House and other search features, as well as causing general site slowness. We are currently monitoring.
fridgedfin
Dec 21, 2022, 12:54:59


But seriously, fixed—despite autocorrect's best efforts to put it back. Thank you!
Status Update
Dec 21, 2022, 12:17:02
Site Status | By Aequorin
We've added a new page to our encyclopedia: The Flight Rising Event Calendar, which provides the dates, start, and end times for our annual events!
Status Update
Dec 19, 2022, 12:45:13
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Night of the Nocturne!
Night of the Nocturne 2022
Dec 18, 2022, 14:55:55
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
A small error with the library scene has been corrected. There was a 10% opaque layer showing our bounding boxes for the dragon and lair view vs full view. This has been removed, so that little line through the large book and the slightly darker box around the dragon should be corrected.
Egg rate this year?
Dec 18, 2022, 13:19:06
For balancing purposes, it was reduced to 8% due to all NotN materials now being able to be converted to chests all the time. The change in those trades being available at all time will create a not insignificant bump in the amount of chests players can earn. There are also 10 new notn coliseum enemies and the small bump of Arlo being able to award items by mustering.

It’s probably still going to work out that there will be more eggs in circulation this year when compared to last, but we made the small change rather than a large one because we’d rather err on the side of players getting too much!

For those reporting 5%, that is unfortunately the rng at work. I hope you get more lucky drops in the future!
veilspun fern icon error
Dec 18, 2022, 06:58:54
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for your report! A correction has been uploaded, but you may need to perform a hard refresh to see it, as our images often cache.
Night of the Nocturne 2022
Dec 18, 2022, 06:47:04
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Ecohorse wrote on 2022-12-18 06:44:38:
Awesome stuff, this is gonna be fun.

However there seems to be a bit of an error with paisley on adult female imperials. The color of the swirls are red on what looks to be all the colors.

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These are just some random examples.

That is an error. My apologies. I will have a fix in before the end of the day. The colors seen across the majority of the breeds are considered the correct colors.
Night of the Nocturne 2022
Dec 18, 2022, 06:36:59
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
15 Additional gathering turns have been awarded for this year. It is something that we are looking to phase out in future, but we did not provide notice so we are adding them in in case those turns were being counted on.
Night of the Nocturne 2022
Dec 18, 2022, 06:26:29
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I have put in an inquiry regarding extra gathering turns.

I believe that we were phasing them out but will confirm. They were an hold over from when gathering and coliseum were the main ways to generate chests without spending anything, but now we have bonuses across the site for doing daily activities and galore to provide more opportunities to get chests and kick off the event. Adding gathering turns requires a programmer to add them manually.

So I do not have an answer for you now, because it is the weekend, but I have put in an inquiry. I believe the answer is no extra turns, but I want to be sure.
Night of the Nocturne 2022
Dec 18, 2022, 05:57:13
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 1, 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, participate in daily site activites such as gathering, brewing, hatching, bonding, exalting and more! ...or test your skill and 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.


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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 4, 2023. 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. As the event has grown over so many years, we slowing new additions; you can still expect to see a modest selection of new content each year, and the return of the hoard of content from previous years!



Higgins' Haunted Hollow

Higgins Haunted Hollow is a new shop in The Grand Exchange. This shop is active for the duration of Night of the Nocturne, and includes all swipp trades, treasure marketplace, and gem marketplace items from previous years. We hope that having these items available in stock in unlimited quantities for the duration of the holiday can make Night of the Nocturne a more enjoyable experience for everyone! ...except Higgins.
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Strange Chests

In addition to previous years' prizes, the following new items now are now appearing within Strange Chests:








Baldwin's Bubbling Brew

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

Level 12:


Higgins Haunted Hollow
The following new items are available at Higgins' Haunted Hollow, where they may be purchased in exchange for for various NotN items!





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 Items

The following items have been moved from the treasure marketplace to their new, permanent home at Higgins' Haunted Hollow, where they are always in stock in unlimited quantities.




















































Gem Items

The following items have been moved from the gem marketplace to their new, permanent home at Higgins' Haunted Hollow.





















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:


Returning Level 11 Recipes:



Swipp ---> Higgins Haunted Hollow

Higgins' Haunted Hollow is the new home for the Night of the Nocturne trades previously available at Swipp's Swap Stand. With how Swipp is currently set up, it is difficult to get special trades to appear reliably during this limited time event. By moving his NotN inventory to Higgens, they can be available at all times.

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The wait for NotN is painful
Dec 17, 2022, 13:26:25
Last night I had to copy over 190 NotN swipp, treasure, and gem marketplace items into the new grand exchange shop. I thought I was going to be half that, but it turns out that the past 8 years of nocturne added up to more stuff than I remember…
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