Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Frigidfin Expedition 2020
Dec 10, 2020, 06:14:01
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Kindryte wrote on 2020-12-10 06:09:20:
Undel wrote on 2020-12-10 05:59:52:
We haven't yet made the decision of whether or not we'll add similar items into subsequent micro-holidays (like the upcoming Springswarm 2020).
Don't you mean 'springswarm 2021'?

Oh. I forgot that 2020 has to end at some point. It will end, right?

(Corrected! Thanks for pointing it out!)
Frigidfin Expedition 2020
Dec 10, 2020, 05:59:52
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Another chilling winter is about to howl across the realm and dragons everywhere are taking advantage of an unusually bountiful fishing season!




The Frigidfin Expedition, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, December 10th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, December 14th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!


Bountiful Battles

For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop seafood items in addition to their normal loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on fishes, clams, sharks, sponges, corals, snails, shrimp and more to feed them through the winter.


Battle EXP Boost

During the event, all battles will yield 50% additional EXP, so now is a perfect time for dragons to train. Grab your newest team and head out into battle!


Furry Fishers

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the prosperous fishing season. As the oceans, lakes, and rivers teem with life, enterprising critters rush the shores. A few unique species of beaver capitalize on this seafood surge, catching fish not only for themselves, but as currency in a primitive barter system with waterfaring dragon clans. For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, these toothy familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Fishing. Once the expedition has concluded, they'll go back into hiding, but may run into one or two while Fishing.
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NOTICE: Experimental Item

As we continue to improve the backend functionality of the site and refactor its codebase, we're also taking the time to improve some of the tools we use to implement content.

Recently, we did a major overhaul to our item system to include better support for containers that have the potential to drop a random assortment of a defined pool of items. We plan to use this system for the Strange Chest that drops during Night of the Nocturne, and for other items with similar functionality which takes a few more fairly engineer-heavy processes and places them into the hands of our content creation team.

(NOTE: Right now, we're building this system to replicate/replace the functionality of items that exist and behave that way already, and provide support for similar items in the future should we need it. There is no current plan to make random contents chests a huge focus going forward.)

To test-drive this new chest functionality, you may see the following item during Frigidfin Expedition:


This item will rarely drop during Frigidfin and has a chance to drop a small, randomized set of common seafood items that already exist. We want to stress that this is our public way of testing a system and there isn't inherently anything special about this item, but it will allow us to make sure the system works in a fairly low-risk environment.

If everything works out, great! If it doesn't, then we gained some valuable information ahead of Night of the Nocturne and can make sure everything works before then. We haven't yet made the decision of whether or not we'll add similar items into subsequent micro-holidays (like the upcoming Springswarm 2021).

Should you encounter any issues with this item after finding it and trying to open it, please let us know in the Bug Report Forums.



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 20 - January 3

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!
Wow...
Dec 09, 2020, 12:42:47
Pyramids wrote on 2020-12-09 10:10:50:
I just found my first toxic user....

@Pyramids, you can add a player to your block list by visiting their profile and clicking on this icon at the bottom right of the right hand column, below the Friends section:
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On a general note, we strongly recommend that when a player want to avoid interacting with another player they should use the block list feature, not post about it in the forums.
Live-ish Update
Dec 09, 2020, 10:34:24
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
All the skins that have been added so far are dropping. We had a change of plans from the original contest, so they're all being added at once rather than slowly over time. If it's up here in the thread, it's currently a possibility of dropping!

(though these are rare drops, so not something I'd recommend hunting, more something that may be a happy surprise to coliseum battling you're doing anyway!)


Just a few more skins to go and we'll be all set!
Live-ish Update
Dec 09, 2020, 07:48:45
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
mithrel wrote on 2020-12-09 07:27:27:
@Undel The Sparksylph skin has a typo.

Thanks for finding this! It should be corrected, though it may take up to an hour for the site's internal tooltip cache to catch up.
Status Update
Dec 08, 2020, 18:12:57
Site Status | By Mutron
PayPal gem purchases are tentatively enabled again. We will be monitoring to see if errors continue to occur. As always, please send a Contact Us ticket if gems do not arrive within 24 hours of purchase.
Exalt pillars are broken
Dec 08, 2020, 16:32:37
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report!

You should now be able to see the entire exalt pillar after reloading the page. If it still shows up incorrectly, you may need to clear your browser's cache to force it to pull up the fixed page.
Exalt pillars are broken
Dec 08, 2020, 16:13:57
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Xhaztol
We're looking into this - thanks!
Status Update
Dec 08, 2020, 16:02:31
Site Status | By Mutron
PayPal gem purchases are temporarily disabled due to intermittent technical issues on PayPal's end. If you received an error message during a purchase recently, please rest assured that you will either receive your gems or you will not be charged. Credit Card gem purchases remain unaffected.
Glittering Geode not dropping
Dec 08, 2020, 05:22:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
It got toggled to inactive somehow. Our apologies! This should be dropping now.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 22:44:02
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Elsycl wrote on 2020-12-07 22:42:13:
none of the skins have ids

They're considered site skins, so they have a different designation internally, so you can't look them up by artist ID.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 18:38:19
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'll be away for a small break while I get ready for the day. We will be back later with more skins tonight! Thanks to everyone for participating in this skin contest! The entries are amazing!
Hunger Incremented Slower Than Usual
Dec 07, 2020, 18:37:43
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @quinnelope -- Thanks for the report. I think this is a side effect of us feeding players' dragons after the maintenance ended today. Since even dragons on inactive accounts were fed, we have many more dragons to "tick down" now than previous to the maintenance. The time it takes should eventually normalize again with time!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 17:20:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'm all done sleeping and will be resuming the update throughout the night. :)
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 13:33:01
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Lutnik We found the root cause of the problem and we ended up having to restart the game again. It should be good to go now! Thanks for the heads up, regardless!
Status Update
Dec 07, 2020, 13:32:00
Site Status | By Mutron
Runestones of the Arcanist, Shock Switch, Jigsaw and Tidal Trouble had to be restarted due to a misconfiguration. We apologize for the interruption to in-progress games.
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 12:38:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@LLHBBB @Lutnik @Ruirik I think this is fixed for the time being, but let me know if it stops working again. Thanks for the reports!
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 12:31:29
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Thanks for the report, we are looking into it!
swiftbrood boon error?
Dec 07, 2020, 10:12:59
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@ChekhovsGunman It could be that they were born at different times on the same day -- for Swiftbrood the first cooldown requirement is calculated down to the second rather than rounded to the day. Try again a little later in the day and it should work!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 05:29:04
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
hungryhobbits wrote on 2020-12-07 05:21:18:
when are the winners of the caption contest going to be announced?

In the next community update. Thank you for your patience.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 03:50:51
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Taking a break. I'll be back at this in a bit. This will be an ongoing update throughout the day (and probably night, haha)
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 03:12:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
DeviBrigard wrote on 2020-12-07 03:08:56:
undel entering 123 new skins vs server migration at 6:00 who will win

The server migration will. I'm definitely taking several breaks, can't upload at the same time as the migration, and I need to sleep at some point!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 02:43:42
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
ofMontreal wrote on 2020-12-07 02:36:53:
Is the description for a skin wrong or did someone win twice? (the chimera and owl ones have the same artist in the description)

An artist can win twice with this contest, but in this case the description is incorrect. The chimera was done by Chivalry. I updated teh tooltip immediately, but it will take some time for the site's internal cache to catch up.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 02:30:01
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
commoncomitatus wrote on 2020-12-07 02:28:05:
Congrats to the winners -- excited to see all the entries!

And best of luck adding them all to the system in tandem with today's server upgrade -- that's some impressive work!

I'll be taking several breaks throughout the day (and sleeping at some point) so the server update will definitely be a break time!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 02:11:57
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
creosote wrote on 2020-12-07 02:10:45:
123 skins.... hot damn, NotN gonna be LIT getting all those crates on top of event loot

The coliseum is now able to drop skins directly, so these skins will not have crates! Holiday skins still will though, as they drop from the gathering system and have gems and treasure attached.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 02:11:26
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Neffi wrote on 2020-12-07 02:09:01:
Ohh, skin contest winners, exciting!

Also @Undel may I humbly request our obligatory dose of doggo?

Of course!
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Coliseum Skin Contest 2020 Winners
Dec 07, 2020, 01:56:05
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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The 2020 coliseum skin contest community participation was amazing! 123 new skins are now available for those who venture into the Coliseum!




Coliseum Skins
The 2020 Coliseum Skin Contest has finished being judged. These skins are a possible drop from defeating their respective Coliseum counterparts.

Congratulations to all of our winners!
Ancient Patterns
Dec 04, 2020, 22:34:51
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
scolopendra wrote on 2020-12-04 22:29:06:
Nice, but... when are we getting some fixes to the marketplace to filter out all these genes? There's four different Stained genes now, and it's still absurdly easy to mix up Ancient and Modern genes.

The marketplace is one of the areas of the site that still needs to be rewritten to our current programming standard. (any area that doesn't have www1 in the front basically). As with all revamps, when we do it, we'll certainly be taking player feedback into account. If you'd like to add your voice to suggestions for this or any other area of the site, the Suggestions forum is the best place: This helps us to consolidate feedback into one place and is our nearly one-stop shop for when we begin planning a feature, quality of life update, or revamp!
Ancient Patterns
Dec 04, 2020, 22:24:54
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Several parallel genes have made their way to the ancient breeds, and the first coliseum scene has been introduced!




Parallel Genes for Ancients

Several parallel genes are now available for ancient breeds! Stained is now available for Banescale, Gaoler, and Veilspun in the Gem Marketplace. Underbelly for Veilspun, Laced for Gaoler, Edged for Gaoler, Tapir for Banescale, and Striation for Banescale are now available in the Treasure Marketplace.



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Golem Workshop Scene
Opponents in the Golem Workshop venue of The Coliseum now have a rare chance to drop a new Scene: Golem Workshop!


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artifracture bugging out?
Dec 03, 2020, 09:29:29
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@neutrinope @SnakeJobs I believe we have fixed this issue, let me know if it is fixed or not for you!
artifracture bugging out?
Dec 03, 2020, 09:24:50
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hi @neutrinope @SnakeJobs -- We're looking into it!
swipp's timer is off
Dec 03, 2020, 09:21:25
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @October - I think this is fixed now, thanks!
Swipp Refresh Issue After Server Mi.
Dec 03, 2020, 09:08:00
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Pyracantha @Knucklepuck I believe we have fixed this issue, thanks for the reports!
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