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Update: Account Security Measures
Jan 03, 2022, 09:35:06
Hello everyone, we hope you had a safe, healthy, and enjoyable holiday.

Maintenance has concluded and we've implemented some security measures. For you, you should be aware that if it's been some time since you logged in or we see odd looking login attempts for your account, we'll email you a code before granting account access. From there you have to enter the code—sent to your account's registered email address—on the Flight Rising website to verify that it is in fact you attempting to log into your account.

This security measure applies to all accounts as we can't protect inactive accounts with measures that require manual activation by the end-user. It also can't be opted out of at this time due to the ongoing raid attempts.

If you're prompted for a code but do not see one in your email, please check your Spam folder.
Status Update
Jan 03, 2022, 09:25:47
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.
Unscheduled Maintenance (12/28/21)
Jan 03, 2022, 09:25:21
Hello everyone, we hope you had a safe, healthy, and enjoyable holiday.

Maintenance has concluded and we've implemented some security measures. For you, you should be aware that if it's been some time since you logged in or we see odd looking login attempts for your account, we'll email you a code before granting account access. From there you have to enter the code—sent to your account's registered email address—on the Flight Rising website to verify that it is in fact you attempting to log into your account.

This security measure applies to all accounts as we can't protect inactive accounts with measures that require manual activation by the end-user. It also can't be opted out of at this time due to the ongoing raid attempts.

If you're prompted for a code but do not see one in your email, please check your Spam folder.
FYI, ICYMI: Maintenance soon
Jan 03, 2022, 08:27:34
We'll be heading into a scheduled maintenance starting at 09:00 server time today, Monday January 3rd. The site will be unavailable for approximately one hour.
Status Update
Jan 01, 2022, 11:48:10
Site Status | By Undel
The Flair poll results and additional gene fixes are now available.
Flair Poll Results & Gene Fixes
Jan 01, 2022, 11:47:09
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
The poll results are in, and having flair revert to Obelisks having their own gradient and mane treatment separate from other mane treatments present in the gene was the winner.
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  • The finalized flair results have been uploaded to live. You may need to clear your cache if they aren't showing up.
  • Spearmint Toxin on Banescales now has the correct accent color.
  • Banescale M Blue Ringlets is no longer missing
  • The tan blocks of color in Banescale H Ringlets and Banescale M Ringlets have been corrected.




We would like to request that at this time, players do not report additional gene errors in individual threads. Once our current list of confirmed gene errors has been addressed, we will open up a reporting megathread once again.
Exalt Bonus not updated
Jan 01, 2022, 07:30:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Yewwily @Disillusionist Thank you for the reports, this has been fixed now!

A brief explanation of what happened is in this post: https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/bug/3090079/7#post_49926233
Tomo not updating?
Jan 01, 2022, 07:28:06
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Sorry about that everyone! We fed all of the dragons on the site several days ago and that resulted in everyone receiving a Well-Fed Bonus last night. Certain intensive processes that are supposed to run only during rollover ended up taking longer because of this, and they ran into the time period when players have returned to the site. As a result we had a few hiccups, including this issue.

Everyone has been reset to 10 Tomo turns again as of a few minutes ago.
Status Update
Dec 30, 2021, 11:56:26
Site Status | By Undel
Several apparel corrections have been implemented.
Recent Apparel Corrections
Dec 30, 2021, 11:55:26
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
The following apparel corrections have been implemented by the team. If you encounter any apparel bugs, please post to the Apparel Problems thread. Thank you.
  • Fixed layering issues with Harvest Tail Twists for Coatl M
  • Fixed books for Spiral M, Obelisk M, and Bogsneak F
  • Fixed miscolored Smokeswirl for Wildclaw F
  • Fixed miscolored Sanguine Rose Thorn Stockings for Obelisks
  • Fixed lineart error on Bluffclambor Belongings for Obelisks
  • Fixed layering issue with the feather capes on Fae F
  • Fixed hidden shadow layer on assassin hoods for Skydancer M
  • Fixed layering issue with assassin tools for Tundra M
  • Fixed a layering issue with the Filigree Boots for Pearlcatcher F
  • Fixed incorrect upload of the Nurturing Healer's Reference item for the Pearlcatcher F
  • Fixed Voidfollow Hindcallouses for the Bogsneak M
Status Update
Dec 29, 2021, 19:49:46
Site Status | By Undel
The list of confirmed gene errors has been posted. Once theses errors have been addressed, we will reopen the gene error reporting thread.
Confirmed Gene Errors
Dec 29, 2021, 19:47:50
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
These are the list of currently confirmed gene errors. These errors have been reported in the forums by players, then checked by the Flight Rising team against other dragons and by checking the original PSD files.

Many genes have accommodations for dragon anatomy where one breed is every so slightly different than others because it worked better for them. These are not considered errors.

These errors are just that - errors and inconsistencies. Given time we will work to implement corrections. Please note that if we find additional errors not listed here, we will add them to this list and correct them as well.
  • Any gene artwork that is completely missing or transparent - if there's a missing file, that is never intended and is likely the result of our recolor engine having a hiccup when it saved out the color.
  • Iridescent and Shimmer with Black Linework - The original 67 colors on site for iridescent were colored by hand without using a tint across the line work on some breeds. This is not intended. For an example check out fae dragons with an original color, particularly a light one where the black shows up. (sky iridescent/sky shimmer is a good example on faes of the black line issue)
  • Iridescent and Shimmer with Blown out Highlights - The blown out highlights are present on several species when the recolor update was out. They will often blow out to white, rather than a tint of the color and/or have extreme edges. For an example, check out pearlcatcher dragons with fuschia iridescent/fuschia shimmer.
  • Iridescent and Shimmer will never be 100% consistent from breed to breed - This gene was unable to be converted to our recolor engine and still has to be colored, hue shifted, and have the opacity and intensity of the highlights done by hand. While So some green dragons may shift from yellow to green to blue, while others may shift from orange to yellow to green. This is not considered an error. What we are interested in correcting is clear errors and inconsistencies within the gene. We consider that errors to be black linework and overblown highlights. The former is objective. The latter is subjective and we will be working on the most egregious offenders. Some highlights that are intense, but not what we consider "blown out" may remain unchanged.
  • Banescale Spearmint Toxin - The wing pattern in banescales with spearmint toxin has the incorrect color code applied. Fixed
  • Banescale M Blue Ringlets - Blue Ringlets are completely missing from Banescale males. Fixed.
  • Banescale H, M Ringlets - Parts of the shadow layer on ringlets in Banescale hatchlings and males are not multiplied, resulting in solid tan patches among many colors. Fixed
  • Bogsneak H Multigaze - Multigaze on Bogsneak hatchlings has an eye that overlaps its fins, resulting in clipping with the secondary layer. Fixed. (Note: Clipping does happen between multi-gaze and line breaking tertiaries on ancients. That's a limitation of our layering system. This is a bit different as its clipping with the base line art, tertiary excluded, and is thus considered an error where the ancient dragons multi-gaze tert clips are not.)
  • Coatl H Mosaic - THe accent color/fade on the paws of coatl hatchlings with Mosaic are missing. This accent color is present in all other dragons and the other poses of coatl. Fixed.
  • Coatl M Fade - Fade on coatl male poses doesn't have the dual layered nose that all other dragons do, including the other poses in its own breed. The outermost fade is missing on the nose. Fixed.
  • Fae M/F Seraph - The seraph markings on the head frills are missing in the adult artwork. THis art is present in the hatchling.
  • Gaoler Nightshade Shardflank - has the incorrect highlight color for nightshade. This affects Nightshade only, as the color code for it was incorrect.
  • Gaoler M Runes - The small section of horn that peeks out behind the wing on Gaoler males isn't colored in on the runes gene, leading to two colored horns.
  • Gaoler M Stained - Latte stained is missing for Gaoler Males and results in a broken image. This needs to be replaced.
  • Gaoler Underbelly - There is a light colored pixelated edge on all gaoler underbellies where the tail meets the body that needs to be tidied up.
  • Guardian F Glimmer - The Glimmer gene bleeds faintly into both of a guardian female's back legs when applied.
  • Guardian F Koi - There is a stray pixel on the back hind foot near where it meets the tail on Guardians females who have the koi tertiary.
  • Guardian F Petals - The Guardian females have a gradient layer present in their belly section that is not present in any other breed combination or in the other guardian petals artwork.
  • Guardian H Okapi - The Okapi tertiary is missing from Guardian hatchlings' hind legs.
  • Imperial F Tapir - Imperial females with the tapir gene have a stripe that clips into the belly color behind their rear legs.
  • Imperial H Piebald - Imperial hatchlings with piebald have a small spot of color that clips outside the dragon, beneath its closest hind leg.
  • Imperial H Stripes - The stripes gene on Imperial hatchlings is set to multiply, resulting in different colors from any other dragon breed and its own adult versions.
  • Imperial H Lionfish - The back leg that's farthest from us on Imperial hatchlings with the lionfish primary is colored a solid color rather than having the pattern that is present on all other dragons and the adult versions of its own breed.
  • Imperial M Tiger - The tiger gene on Imperial males cuts off the stripes abruptly on the hind leg that's furthest from the viewer.
  • Mirror F Tapir - The tapir markings clip into the head fins.
  • Mirror H Unusual Eyes - Lightning is currently using water's eye artwork for unusual hatchling eyes.
  • Nocturne Constellation - The frills on Nocturne Constellation have the shadow layer hidden beneath the fade or deleted altogether. This needs to be replaced so that it is no longer flat and matches all other genes.
  • Nocturne Flair - The frills on Nocturne Flair have the shadow layer hidden beneath the fade or deleted altogether. This needs to be replaced so that it is no longer flat and matches all other genes.
  • Nocturne M Thylacine - The thylacine gene clips from the wing into the farthest foreleg on Nocturne males.
  • Obelisk F Capsule - Obelisk females with the capsule tertiary have several pixels under their chin and on the tail behind their back leg that go beyond the bounds of the dragon and into the white space.
  • Obelisk F Lionfish and Noxtide - The fade colors in Obelisk Female Lionfish and Noxtide are swapped and need to be corrected.
  • Obelisk H Lionfish - The belly color on Obelisk Hatchling Lionfish primaries is incorrect.
  • Obelisk H Arcane Primal Eyes - Arcane primal eyes on Obelisk hatchlings are missing the eye highlight, leaving them flat.
  • Obelisk M Koi - The shadow layer on Obelisk M Koi was not labeled correctly and does not adapt to the color its on, always being a warm, rosy hue. It needs to be updated to match all the other dragons, including its own breed.
  • Obelisk Nightshade Gembond - has the incorrect color code applied to highlights.
  • Obelisk Runes - does not have the horns as part of the gene. This needs to be corrected to be brought in line with the rest of the breeds that exhibit this gene.
  • Obelisk Python/Morph - The darkest color on this gene is inconsistent with with other python and morph genes across other breeds ; however, it is following exactly what color codes were put into the recolor engine. So we're unsure why the color codes are different and are going to see if there's some way to find out what original colors codes were there. If push comes to shove we may need to sample existing breeds in photoshop and get color codes from the swatches, but finding the original codes would be more ideal.
  • Opal on Gaoler/Veilspun - Gaolers and Veilspun's opal gene has the highlight layer set to normal instead of screen, resulting in a more muddy opal with less sharp highlights.
  • Pearlcatcher F Lace - Pearlcatcher females with the lace tertiary have a stray couple pixels that bleed over from the wing to the body of the dragon.
  • Pearlcatcher M Edged - Edged markings clip from the wings into the tail on pearlcatcher males.
  • Pearlcatcher M Lace - The lace tertiary does not edge the back wing of Pearlcatcher males.
  • Pearlcatcher M Noxtide - Pearlcatcher males with the noxtide gene have a strange gradient present in their back wing, along where the arm would be. This appear to have been intended to be a fade to transparency to the primary color that was supposed to be set to multiply in photoshop but is unable to multiply in the generator.
  • Ridgeback M Ripple/Current - The ripple and current genes do not cover the front portion of a Ridgeback male's back wing.
  • Ridgeback M Mist Seraph - Mist Seraph on Ridgeback males has a miscolored portion of the wing.
  • Skydancer F Noxtide The reas of the gene where the shadow layer fades to transparency isn't clipped properly, resulting in an unmultiplied look around these portions.
  • Skydancer F Bee - The portion of bee on skydancer females that covers the "arm" of the wing as it transitions to the shoulder joint of the dragon's body has a gradient fade with an abrupt, harsh ending, rather than a smooth transition to transparency that all other dragons and the rest of the skydancer illustrations have.
  • Skydancer H Laced - Skydancer hatchlings with the laced primary have the shadow layer misnamed, so it is not recolored special each time and is always the same warm hue. Easiest to see on lighter and cooler colors.
  • Skydancer M Circuit - Skydancer males are missing the indigo color in the circuit tertiary gene.
  • Snapper H Buttercup Stitched - The assets for Snapper hatchlings with buttercup stitched are missing.
  • Spiral M Fade - Spiral males are missing the tail fade in the fade gene present on all other dragons including other spirals.
  • Tundra F Glimmer - Glimmer gives Tundra females a box border around the edges of the 350x350 image very faintly.
  • Tundra F Eye Sockets - This has been a long running issue that spans many genes, but the basic colors of tundra female are missing the differentiated eye patch color present in the male and hatchlings. Affected genes include Primary Basic, Fade, Giraffe, Jupiter, Leopard, Petals, Slime, Speckle, Swirl, Tiger, and Vipera.
  • Tundra F Patchwork THe mane in Tundra females with patchwork has colored pixels from stitched that bleed into the mane.
  • Tundra H Koi - Koi Lead color does not show up on tundra hatchlings.
  • Tundra H Seraph - The Seraph secondary has a clipping issue on tundra hatchlings where linework escapes the end of the front wing.
  • Tundra M Scales - The scales tertiary on tundra males is missing the scales that go over the wrist of the wing. These are present in all other dragons the other poses of the tundra breed.
  • Veilspun Capsule - The Capsule gene on veilspun dragons has the glass highlight set to a normal blending mode rather than screen.
  • Veilspun Runes - The Runes gene on veilspun has an issue where the shadow layer fades in and out on things that have no shadow (on the tertiary). This is most noticeable on darker colors.
  • Veilspun M Tapir - The foot color on tapir on veilspun males bleeds from the back feet into the tail behind it.
  • Veilspun M Arc and Loop - Arc and loop on male Veilspun are have a small accent patch of color that accidentally had its layer deleted. These accents are present on females and hatchlings. Male needs to be updated to match them.
  • Wildclaw M Flair - A small portion of the back wing (wrist joint) that pops out to the left of the head is the incorrect color for flair.
  • Wildclaw M Speckle - Wildclaw males have spots clip into the belly portion of the tail.
  • Wildclaw M Striation - Stripes from stration faintly clip over from the front wing's wrist onto the feathers of the crest. More visible on darker colors, but present in all Wildclaw M strations.
Status Update
Dec 29, 2021, 09:03:30
Site Status | By Aequorin
We're back, with an update for you here. We've also extended Night of the Nocturne by one full day, until Monday January 3rd at 06:00.
Unscheduled Maintenance (12/28/21)
Dec 29, 2021, 09:01:20
Hello everyone! We're back. Thank you for your patience while we took some much needed time to both rest and implement some additional (temporary) security measures.

We can't go into the details of the temporary measures, but our goal with them is to help you protect your account from bad actors with password lists on the backend until our longer-term, more permanent measures are in place. In the meantime, if you haven't changed your Flight Rising password yet to something unique, you should do that at your earliest convenience.

We will also be monitoring the site throughout the week and over the holiday weekend.

Speaking of holiday weekend, we're also extending Night of the Nocturne by one full day.

The Night of the Nocturne event will now end on Monday, January 3rd at 06:00 server time. You'll have an additional day before your Strange Chests turn to dust, too.


Finally, we have fed your dragons, but unfortunately due to disruptions and the amount of work that was needed for security reasons, we missed a couple energy ticks overnight. A very small number of players may have lost their well-fed bonus. We apologize for the inconvenience and any frustration this may cause.
Status Update
Dec 29, 2021, 06:36:08
Site Status | By Undel
Want to take a poll while waiting for FR to come back? After a good sleep we were able to review your feedback and have a new poll about Flair Gene Manes with a highly requested third option.
Poll: Flair Mane Color Future
Dec 29, 2021, 06:31:24
It's the poll. The FINAL final poll. The best poll.

After getting some rest under our belts and reading through the community's feedback, we are doing another poll, and extending the end date of the poll by another day to December 31 at 6:00 server. This poll includes a third, highly requested option to have obelisks have their own mane rules for Flair (reversion).


The prior survey with just two options is now closed. For those curious about the results:

1915 all dragons get pearlcatcher/imp/etc manes NO SPARKLE
4513 all dragons get obelisk manes. ALL SPARKLE

These results are going to be shelved in favor of allowing players to vote once more with a highly requested middle ground third option. Thank you for your patience with this.
Status Update
Dec 28, 2021, 17:34:10
Site Status | By Xhaztol
We are placing Flight Rising into an unscheduled maintenance for the duration of the evening. Please see this thread for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Unscheduled Maintenance (12/28/21)
Dec 28, 2021, 17:32:31
Hello, FR Community -

It has come to our attention that bad actors that have gained access to hacked passwords lists (gained from other sites/sources) are actively using them to try and gain access to older Flight Rising accounts (likely to try and offload valuable items). It is common for raids like this to take advantage of the fact that individuals use the same password across a wide group of sites or services, and the intruders are employing that strategy here. We want to be clear: we have no reason to believe that the website's security itself is under threat, nor have they done any damage that cannot be mostly amended.

Yesterday, we announced that we would be increasing security measures to help prevent intrusions like this. While development around these measures has been in progress for several months, obviously there is a necessity to bump the priority on them and we will be deploying them as soon as they are thoroughly tested.

For now, we have made the decision to place Flight Rising into an unscheduled maintenance mode primarily to allow our team time to rest, as this has been a considerable resource drain on as small a group as ours. In keeping with our anti-crunch philosophy, we have to give those members time for rejuvenation and mental health reasons. We don't have a planned time for when the site will reopen, but at this time, we anticipate that it won't be more than a day.

The timing isn't great, we understand, as Night of the Nocturne is still running. The team will, of course, be extending this event to compensate for the downtime, and we'll have more information on that when we come back out of maintenance.

As we mentioned in our messaging yesterday, we urge everyone to take stock of the email address they have attached to their Flight Rising account. When access is restored to the site, please take the time to update your email address if necessary, and change your password to something complex that you do not use for other sites or services. That is the best thing you can do for yourself and for your community as a whole.

We appreciate everyone's understanding while think of the wellbeing of our team and use tonight to recharge. We'll provide you updates as often we can.

Your Flight Rising Founders,

Undel, Akiri, and Xhaztol
Poll: Flair Mane Color Future
Dec 28, 2021, 15:29:32
We have changed our poll link from surveymonkey to poll-maker. The responses we've gotten from the poll exceeded what our surveymonkey annual plan could handle, so to continue to count your votes we are collecting all future responses from poll-maker. We will add the surveymonky responses from the first two hours to the poll-maker results at the close of the poll on December 30th at 6:00 server time so everyone's vote is counted.

If you already voted on the Surveymonkey poll that was here previously, you are all set and your vote has been counted - Please do not vote a second time!


There's another new poll. See reply below.
welp there goes my love of flair
Dec 28, 2021, 14:56:59
handdrawnviolist wrote on 2021-12-28 14:41:22:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-12-28 14:30:07:
Cakeless wrote on 2021-12-28 14:23:23:
This decision doesn't make sense. We asked for the original Obelisk Flair back, we didn't mention anything about wanting other breeds to match. What's wrong with just leaving things as they were across the board for the Flair gene?

This is in the interest of ensuring the art for genes is consistent across breeds as our catalog continues to grow exponentially with each new addition.


@/Aequorin

Can we get confirmation as to if this will add the sparkles/etc to the other breed's manes? Particularly in regard to Tundras? I feel like this is a difficult decision to make without at least a mock up on all effected breeds.

Yes, sparkle gradient manes for all breeds with Flair if the community votes to do that.

@handdrawnviolist
welp there goes my love of flair
Dec 28, 2021, 14:30:07
Cakeless wrote on 2021-12-28 14:23:23:
This decision doesn't make sense. We asked for the original Obelisk Flair back, we didn't mention anything about wanting other breeds to match. What's wrong with just leaving things as they were across the board for the Flair gene?

This is in the interest of ensuring the art for genes is consistent across breeds as our catalog continues to grow exponentially with each new addition.

@Cakeless
Status Update
Dec 28, 2021, 14:07:31
Site Status | By Undel
We're running a community poll on the future of flair mane colors and want to hear from you.
Poll: Flair Mane Color Future
Dec 28, 2021, 14:06:27
Whoops, thread didn't lock.

Locking the thread to prevent any inadvertent voting in the thread itself. Only on the poll! Thank you!
welp there goes my love of flair
Dec 28, 2021, 14:02:41
You're right—you didn't know this was an art error. We should have communicated this to you in advance so you could prepare for the change. I'm sorry this wasn't communicated to you. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding with the front page—that's my error, I didn't realize at the time they were inconsistent with the other manes.

This was a case of human error and excited impulse at the idea of being Very Productive and Efficient, seeing that some errors that were being copied over to the thread could easily get out the door and live, and not realizing the updated error tracking thread should have been up first.

We've been reading and discussing your feedback all day and we agree we've made a mistake, which is why we've decided to put the future of these manes in your hands. We're now running a poll on how the community wants the manes for flair to behave across all breeds. The information on this poll and the link to the poll are in this sticky thread here: https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/3088703

We appreciate your passion for Flight Rising, and we regret that this mistake hurt your trust in us. That wasn't our intent and we hope this helps to mend this bridge.
Poll: Flair Mane Color Future
Dec 28, 2021, 14:02:11
Hello, everyone! We have a poll for you!



What Happened

As the pending updated gene error tracking thread was being worked on earlier today, the opportunity presented itself to also get some corrections out the door—including Flair on obelisk dragons. While reviewing reports in the old gene error thread, this gene/dragon combination was determined today to be inconsistent with the manes of other dragon breeds.

Unfortunately, these corrections included Flair for obelisk dragons, which had been launched with the incorrect colors, determined to be incorrect today, and very few knew they were mismatched from other manes until today's update went live.

This is our mistake and we apologize for the upset, confusion, and breaking of your trust that this update caused today. In the interest of full transparency, this was an honest human error, born of a desire to be productive and efficient, within the context of pandemic burnout.

Because the error colors of Flair on obelisk dragons are so loved, we agree we messed up here, and especially due to the fact this was a featured image, we want to put this into the community's hands and allow your voices to be heard:


Poll: Flair Mane Color Future

From now until December 31 at 06:00 server time you can vote on what you as the community would like to happen with Flaunt and Flair.

Do you want all manes to look like the obelisk manes originally did, or do you want all manes to look like pearlcatcher, skydancer, wildclaw, imperial, and tundras originally did? Vote in the survey below, not in the forums please!

No dragons get sparkle manes and have the gradient that was originally used in Pearlcatcher/Skydancer/Imperial/Wildclaw/Tundra.
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All dragons get sparkle manes and have gradients like obelisks originally had.
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Obelisks get sparkle manes and unique gradient. Everyone else gets no-sparkle manes and original gradient.
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This poll is an offsite link and will lead to our poll on supersurvey/poll-maker.com. We do not have any control over the data they collect.





Thank you for your understanding with this. We're all up against the pandemic burnout wall, much like everyone else. We made a mistake, and we are sorry for that mistake. We hope this poll and opportunity will help make amends.

In the meantime, we're working on getting the updated tracking thread up for you ASAP so this doesn't happen in the future, because this shouldn't have happened today, either.
welp there goes my love of flair
Dec 28, 2021, 12:30:55
Hello folks, this is a forum moderation post. I do not have information or a statement to provide you at this time on this update; but please rest assured your constructive feedback has been heard and is actively being discussed even as I write this.

Okay, for the the forum moderation part:

You have every right to let us know you prefer the art error and every right to express your disappointment with us for not communicating it was an error in advance.

However, that does not make it okay to use targeted commentary, quote spamming, or make conspiratorial accusations towards us. Any further commentary of this nature will lead to a thread lock.

To everyone who has been and continues to be constructive, we sincerely thank you for your feedback, and apologize again for not communicating this was actually an error with a pending fix well in advance.
welp there goes my love of flair
Dec 28, 2021, 09:25:09
ufology wrote on 2021-12-28 08:27:06:
I wish they'd prioritise getting that gene error masterlist out faster... I don't think most people (me included) knew it was broken

I'm sorry to those disappointed by the change.

I was working on copying over bugs from the locked gene post to the master post today, and grabbed some of the easier fixes to upload when I encountered them. So in a round-about way, the list being updated is why these fixes were being implemented.

The master gene error list is nearly finished and will be posted soon. It's something that we agree will be helpful in both communicating errors to players, as well as getting them queued up for fixes as staff.

Again, our apologies to those who enjoyed the bugged versions and apologies that those versions stayed up long enough to fall in love with. It's something we hope to negate with the posting of this list.

I think I will focus on just getting the list finished (it has taken longer than anticipated due to there being over a hundred pages to compile and check.) and not working on fixes simultaneously so we have the communication before the changes.
Status Update
Dec 28, 2021, 08:02:26
Site Status | By Undel
Several artwork corrections have been applied. Obelisk Shadow Multigaze is no longer missing line art. Obelisk Swirl and Marbled have been updated to have the accent color at the correct opacity. Obelisk Flair now has the same mane color as flair manes on other breeds.
Anyone else just panicked when they saw-
Dec 28, 2021, 06:53:11
Hello everyone, given the nature of the speculation in this thread, I'm going to go ahead and lock this one, too. My response from the other security update thread:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-12-28 06:15:56:
Good morning, everyone! So I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread. This discussion has wandered down several "what if's" and hypothetical scenarios that don't apply, and is only serving to worry and upset community members.

Before I do though, I want to address the concerns about the type of two factor authentication that's coming soon. The first upcoming security change is strictly email based, which is why the post is focused on your registered email address:

Xhaztol wrote on 2021-12-27 15:24:10:
These measures are not opt-in, and will apply to all accounts on Flight Rising, so we urge everyone to take the following steps in the next few days:

  1. If your registered email address is invalid, change it to one that is.
  2. Change the password for your email service to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.
  3. Change your Flight Rising password to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.

This upcoming account security update relies on the already existing and primary method of identity verification. You won't need an additional device, app, or need to submit more personal information. Ensuring your registered email address is one that's secure and that you have reliable access to is something you should already be doing, both in general and going all the way back to 2013 when we opened.

And I'd be remiss to not mention that if your password for your Flight Rising account is one you've used in the past or currently use for other sites or services, now is a really good time to change it to one that is unique. It's even more important if you're using the same username, email, and password across multiple sites and services. Please feel free to share this with any inactive players you're still in contact with—even if they aren't interested in playing right now, they may still be interested in maintaining the security of their account.

I hope this helps to address some of your concerns, and if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns you'd like to share with us on account security and options, please feel free to submit them directly to us through Contact Us. You may not receive a personalized response in reply, but all player feedback on this matter is documented for team review and consideration.

Thank you!
Security Update Woes
Dec 28, 2021, 06:15:56
Good morning, everyone! So I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread. This discussion has wandered down several "what if's" and hypothetical scenarios that don't apply, and is only serving to worry and upset community members.

Before I do though, I want to address the concerns about the type of two factor authentication that's coming soon. The first upcoming security change is strictly email based, which is why the post is focused on your registered email address:

Xhaztol wrote on 2021-12-27 15:24:10:
These measures are not opt-in, and will apply to all accounts on Flight Rising, so we urge everyone to take the following steps in the next few days:

  1. If your registered email address is invalid, change it to one that is.
  2. Change the password for your email service to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.
  3. Change your Flight Rising password to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.

This upcoming account security update relies on the already existing and primary method of identity verification. You won't need an additional device, app, or need to submit more personal information. Ensuring your registered email address is one that's secure and that you have reliable access to is something you should already be doing, both in general and going all the way back to 2013 when we opened.

And I'd be remiss to not mention that if your password for your Flight Rising account is one you've used in the past or currently use for other sites or services, now is a really good time to change it to one that is unique. It's even more important if you're using the same username, email, and password across multiple sites and services. Please feel free to share this with any inactive players you're still in contact with—even if they aren't interested in playing right now, they may still be interested in maintaining the security of their account.

I hope this helps to address some of your concerns, and if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns you'd like to share with us on account security and options, please feel free to submit them directly to us through Contact Us. You may not receive a personalized response in reply, but all player feedback on this matter is documented for team review and consideration.

Thank you!
Status Update
Dec 27, 2021, 15:27:45
Site Status | By Xhaztol
In the coming days, we will be taking additional steps towards helping players make sure their Flight Rising account is as secure as possible. Please take the time to read our full update here.

Update: Account Security Measures
Dec 27, 2021, 15:24:10
Hello, Flight Rising community!

Our development team is hard at work on new content, features, and activities for the coming year ahead. In addition to the fun stuff, we're also focusing on everything we can do to make Flight Rising a safe place to play. Specifically, taking steps to help you secure your account to the best of your ability.

In the coming days, we will be implementing some new security measures that aim to further safeguard player accounts from being compromised (sometimes referred to as "hacked" or "raided"). In most cases, account compromises are the result of using a weak password, or re-using the same password on a third-party site which experiences a breach. While no method is entirely watertight in today's digital landscape, we feel it will be another good step in the right direction.

The new measures aim to more precisely detect suspicious login activity, and add an extra layer of authentication to the login process if an anomaly is found. The important thing to know is that this particular measure relies upon the email address registered to your account.

We have to stress this again: the email address attached to your account should be valid, secure, and active. It is the most important conduit you have for getting account assistance from our support team. Using temporary or throwaway email services will prevent us from providing you account help in the future. If you value your Flight Rising account, take the time now before these changes are deployed to make sure your registered email address is updated, secure, and accessible to you.

These measures are not opt-in, and will apply to all accounts on Flight Rising, so we urge everyone to take the following steps in the next few days:
  1. If your registered email address is invalid, change it to one that is.
  2. Change the password for your email service to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.
  3. Change your Flight Rising password to something complex, secure, and not one you use for other accounts or services.
We appreciate everyone's efforts to maintaining account security, as no method is 100% secure. We'd also like to add that this is not the only measure we plan to take; there are multiple efforts in development for the future that we will be implementing as time goes on. Keeping your own information as secure as possible helps everyone.

Thank you!
Status Update
Dec 24, 2021, 05:43:10
Site Status | By Undel
Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has received 25 new bits of trivia!
Status Update
Dec 20, 2021, 12:58:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Night of the Nocturne!
Night of the Nocturne 2021
Dec 19, 2021, 06:07:25
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
RedWillia wrote on 2021-12-19 06:04:52:
@Undel

Is there no Treasure Marketplace Starswirl recolor or is it a coding error? (Love them)

This is correct. There are three recolors and one is in Baldwin. :)
Night of the Nocturne 2021
Dec 19, 2021, 06:00:21
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 2, 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. Swipp is also interested in trading them for materials.

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 5, 2022. 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!


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 3:



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:


Returning Level 11 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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Ancient Curiosities
Dec 15, 2021, 06:27:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
rogueflight wrote on 2021-12-15 06:23:42:
they all look stunning, but i can't help but notice something..

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Due to the nature of the eyes always being on top of the rest of the dragon, things like this can happen with the multigaze and primal eyes. Two things that break line art can clip into each other if used together.
Ancient Curiosities
Dec 15, 2021, 06:05:22
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Curious new genes are manifesting on ancient dragons.



Ancient Tertiaries
Three new unique genes have been released for our ancient breeds! Gliders (Banescale) can be rarely found by battling on the Volcanic Vents venue of the coliseum. Angler (Veilspun) can be created by alchemists level 26 and above at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. Pinions (Gaoler) can be purchased in the gem marketplace.


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Fiona's Sanctuary Needs Help...
Fiona continues to assist and collect rare and unusual familiars. She just can't say no to those big, small, multifaceted, sinister, or brilliant eyes when they look up at her! Help Fiona take care of her familiars and get to know them better. When you do so, you'll unlock new and exciting familiars for your own menagerie! New Fiona familiars and feats now available!



On the Horizon
The Flight Rising team has been hard at work on Night of the Nocturne 2021, Arlo's Ancient Artifacts, and the next Ancient breed. We wanted to let you know that while we had hoped that the next Ancient would be released this year, it will be delayed until early first quarter 2022. We're still putting on the finishing touches and don't want to crunch our artists to finish in the next week. We also don't want to release mid Night of the Nocturne, allowing the site's traffic to perform better and our team to have some time off for the holiday season.

Thank you for your patience! We look forward to releasing these cantankerous dragons in 2022!



Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Right on schedule, the seasons are here to usher us into a new phase of the year. Right after rollover on December 21, autumn-themed items will cycle out of the Marketplace and winter-themed items will cycle in!




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December 19 - January 2

The mischievous Nocturne dragons return for their annual fortnight of mayhem. Strange and whimsical creatures and items will start appearing all over Sornieth. Get your hands on apparel, vistas, and familiars specifically unique to this event!

It's also the only part of the year where you can obtain Breed Change: Nocturne and Unhatched Nocturne Egg!



Additional Updates
  • Giraffe and Hex on Obelisks now has the corrected line/under color.
Refreshing the homepage every 5 minutes
Dec 14, 2021, 19:24:51
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But seriously, more information is on the way (and soon!) on the status of two projects we shared with you earlier this year. In the meantime, drink some water, get some sleep, and get ready for this Sunday and Night of the Nocturne!
So... much... fish...
Dec 14, 2021, 14:32:27
@TheOfficialLemon, quick heads up, your thread title has been edited to be in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you!
Status Update
Dec 13, 2021, 10:06:49
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Primal Eyes!
New scene doesn't drop in the Coliseum
Dec 10, 2021, 10:58:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Thanks for reporting this! We have made several changes to the Coliseum item drops for Frigidfin Expedition and extended the event, as detailed in the announcement thread.
randomized fishpot dropping
Dec 10, 2021, 10:57:47
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Thanks for reporting this! We have made several changes to the Coliseum item drops for Frigidfin Expedition and extended the event, as detailed in the announcement thread.
Status Update
Dec 10, 2021, 10:56:38
Site Status | By Mutron
We've made some changes to Coliseum item drops for the Frigidfin Expedition. Due to these errors, we are extending the micro-holiday by one (1) day. The Frigidfin Expedition will now end at 06:00 Server Time on Tuesday, December 14th.
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