Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Dev Update: Marketplace
Mar 18, 2021, 09:30:04
CatalyticGenesis wrote on 2021-03-18 09:06:30:
Do I see what looks to be a treasure and gem restock timer perhaps? The treasure restock makes sense, but would the gem restock be a countdown to cycled items? I would love that if that's the case

Also - loving the captions on everything, very nice.

@CatalyticGenesis, the links in the one screenshot are part of our debug tools used during development. They will not be in the released version. Our apologies for any confusion!
Dev Update: Marketplace
Mar 18, 2021, 09:01:51
Quick heads-up, off-topic replies to this update post may be removed. If you have suggestions for the Marketplace Revamp or any other feature, please post them in the Suggestions Forum or submit them directly to us through Contact Us, under the category “Suggestion.” Thank you!
Dev Update: Marketplace
Mar 18, 2021, 09:01:41

In today's update, we're laying out a few details about our impending launch of the Marketplace Revamp!

A majority of Flight Rising's major features have been refactored and revamped in our ongoing quest to optimize and upgrade the code base, and Marketplace is next on the list! Below, we detail some of the details and enhancements you can expect when the revamp launches in the near future.

Tabs That Make More Sense

A lot of the feedback we received in the Suggestions forum was about how Marketplace merchandise was organized. To use a specific example: when the site first launched, there weren't very many specialty items, and so having them all share the same tab wasn't much of an issue. Since then, however, we've added dozens of new genes, expanded item categories into Vistas and Scenes, and the specialty tab was becoming simply overloaded and difficult to browse.

With this revamp, and after analyzing player behavior as well as reading your feedback on how you like to browse, we've made the following changes that we feel will ease some of the pain of looking for the items you want:

  • Genes and Breed scrolls have been moved to their own dedicated tab.
  • Scenes and Vistas have been moved to their own dedicated tab.

[Caption: A screenshot showing Marketplace with its additional new Genes and Scenes & Vistas tabs.]

Would it be a Feature Revamp Without More Searching and Filtering?

Another area that we received lots of feedback about was that there really was no direct way to search or filter the currently stocked items. Good news, everyone! Utilizing the same new tech that we employed in other revamps, we're bringing expanded search and filter parameters to the Marketplace.

It will be possible to filter results in most tabs by things like name, minimum/maximum price, color, whether the item is or isn't present in your Hoard or Vault, etc.

And perhaps the most popular request we receive is the ability to simply do this:

[Caption: A screenshot of a dropdown window in Marketplace depicting that it is now possible to filter genes, either by modern breeds or individual ancient breeds.]

Flash Sales

A new addition to the Marketplace Revamp is flash sales. Twice a day, an item will be chosen for the flash sale and be sold at a discount for 12 straight hours, regardless of when Marketplace goes through its typical rounds of restocking. This item will also stock in unlimited supply, so most players that want to get in on the sale will have a fairly ample window of time to take part!

(NOTE: Flash sales and dominance discounts cannot be combined. If the player's flight is currently dominant, the item will sell at the flash sale price since the discount it is greater than the dominance discount.)

[Caption: A screenshot of Marketplace depicting what it will look like when an item has been chosen for a promotional flash sale.]

Taking Stock of What You Have

In the current version of Marketplace, we do communicate on some tabs whether you have an item in your inventory, but the functionality is fairly basic. We're expanding this idea to all tabs and will be giving extra context on just how that item is part of your account, and even using the new functions of the Hoard and Vault to help you get to it easier.

For instance, say that you're browsing the Scenes & Vistas tab, and you locate a vista you really like but can't remember if you've purchased already. In the Marketplace Revamp, there will be two icons next to the item:
  • Treasure Chest Icon: Indicates whether or not you have an extra copy of the item in your Hoard and/or Vault.
  • Picture Frame Icon: Indicates whether or not you have the vista either applied to your account already, and/or if you're using it on a dragon's profile.

If you have an extra copy of the item, you can click or tap the treasure chest icon to be taken to exactly where it exists in your Hoard or Vault.


[Caption: Screenshots of Marketplace showing what it looks like when browsing a forum vista that you already have a copy of or already have applied to your account.]

The Marketplace Revamp is nearing the end of development and is currently going through testing and final polish. We hope to have it launched very soon! Although the feature is nearly finished, please don't hesitate to provide feedback in the Suggestions forum; we're always reading and considering new ideas.
Uhhh mods?
Mar 17, 2021, 06:42:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron

If you click the Login button on a page that has you logged out, it should give you an option to refresh your session. You can also log out from a page where you are logged in, and log in again. This maintenance took less time than anticipated so you may not have hit a page that fully logged you out during that time!
Uhhh mods?
Mar 17, 2021, 06:18:17
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Akiri
We finished early.
Fr seems quiet
Mar 16, 2021, 16:13:07
HurricaneWinds wrote on 2021-03-16 16:09:31:
us: man things sure are suspiciously quiet
staff, immediately after posting a maintenance announcement: >:]

don't get it twisted - that maintenance? it's standard and regular

the stuff we still have planned for the website? well it's exciting and cool and good
Fr seems quiet
Mar 16, 2021, 16:02:56
Akiri wrote on 2021-03-16 16:01:47:
parasites wrote on 2021-03-16 15:42:36:

Fr seems quiet
Mar 16, 2021, 16:01:47
parasites wrote on 2021-03-16 15:42:36:
Fr seems quiet
Mar 16, 2021, 15:38:26
Status Update
Mar 16, 2021, 15:15:14
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Some pages may load slowly as players return to the site. We will be monitoring throughout the day.
Status Update
Mar 15, 2021, 13:55:02
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Greenthumbs!
'One Item' Equip is only 1 item
Mar 11, 2021, 18:42:11
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Naeryl

We're working on a fix for this, but I wanted to provide an update since it won't be live right away.
Springswarm 2021
Mar 11, 2021, 06:15:18

Have you heard what the buzz is all about? Insects are swarming across Sornieth, and bug-loving dragons everywhere are taking advantage of it!

Springswarm, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, March 11th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, March 15th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!

Bountiful Battles

For the duration of Springswarm, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop insect food items in addition to their normal loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on ants, bees, cicadas, caterpillars, butterflies, worms, beetles, and more to keep them satisfied until the summer time.

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!

These Boars Want More

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the swarm. As the forests, jungles, and fields teem with life, enterprising critters rummage through the undergrowth. A few clever species of boar add their talents to this bug bonanza, using the moss and dirt to shimmy themselves into the perfect hiding spots. For the duration of Springswarm, these snorting familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Insect Catching. Once the swarms have subsided, they'll go back into hiding, but there's always a chance you may run into one or two while Insect Catching.

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 March 21, winter-themed items will cycle out of the Marketplace and spring-themed items will cycle in!

Status Update
Mar 11, 2021, 00:06:53
Site Status | By Kaepora
You can now choose whether attaching an item to a private message or Crossroads trade will automatically select a single item or a full stack. This option is listed as Item Select Quantity under account settings.
Status Update
Mar 05, 2021, 00:08:20
Site Status | By Kaepora
The World Map has been updated to make POI markers more responsive on touch screen devices.
Accidental link to old map
Mar 04, 2021, 13:31:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
@NovaAurora, the links in the articles have been updated. Thank you for letting us know, and our apologies for the oversight!
World Map unaffected by Column Coding
Mar 03, 2021, 01:26:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Grune!

If you re-save your post, the map widget should now flow into the columns as expected.
Tourmaline Archives Migrated??
Mar 02, 2021, 19:43:39
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @RaptorRed

The POI has been put back in place.

Full screen Map not working properly
Mar 02, 2021, 14:41:05
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @sikora!

An update is now live that should fix the issue. Can you reload the page and try again?
bbcode for map locations (solved)
Mar 02, 2021, 14:38:22
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@nightwolf95 No problem. I'm glad it was sorted out!

Thanks to @XsvL8d for the tip!
Status Update
Mar 02, 2021, 13:18:30
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Moving Day!
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 02, 2021, 08:06:03
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
@XsvL8d - Thank you. Ad blocking is currently the prime suspect

@nightwolf95 - Based on your ability to access the image separately, and XsvL8d's answer above, can you check if you have any ad blocking plugins or settings currently turned on? If so, please try disabling them to see if the share icon pops up.
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 01, 2021, 23:54:47
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks @nightwolf95, but were you able to see the linked image all by itself at this URL?
Can't find the bbcode for map locations
Mar 01, 2021, 23:10:44
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report @nightwolf95 and everyone.

If you're experiencing this issue, can you confirm whether or not you can see an image at this url?
Status Update
Mar 01, 2021, 20:48:06
Site Status | By Undel
Holiday skins from recent holidays have been protected to no longer be hoard sellable.
Status Update
Mar 01, 2021, 20:25:10
Site Status | By Undel
Mistral Jamboree was announced as March 21 in error. It will begin on March 28. The contest deadlines have been extended and corrected!
url= feature breaks poi links
Mar 01, 2021, 19:00:13
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Hawkfeather

The URL will now include https:// by default.
To the Void! [Map Update]
Mar 01, 2021, 18:46:31
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Bronzewing

This is expected behavior. Pins will switch views with you as you're browsing, but when you post the BBCode, it'll use whatever view you were in when you generated the code.

We also chose not to restrict where you can scroll when in secondary views, so future updates aren't limited to a small area.
Seedscar is in Viridian Labyrinth
Mar 01, 2021, 16:01:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Xhaztol
This was intentional, as Seedscar and Pox Consulate are both embassies.

edit: I should say: were embassies. But considering they used to be official patches of land controlled by their respective flights, we thought it would be cool to keep them in there.
Something's awfully familiar...
Mar 01, 2021, 14:54:14
to be honest y'all should be more worried about this one

World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 11:25:40
Arkenrall wrote on 2021-03-01 11:23:23:
I love the new locations! I'm lost in the details of the map, it looks so alive, now I want to draw all the scenery ;-;

Also, this place looks pretty interesting, I wonder if it will come into play at some point in lore..


I love how this reminds me of programming classes :')

I mentioned something briefly about the island here.
What are these spots
Mar 01, 2021, 10:30:26

I'm not going to say anything beyond this, but the little palm island does already have a significant place in the game's lore, for those that are caught up! I'll leave it to you all to figure that out, though.
So we know who each Flight is warring w/
Mar 01, 2021, 10:21:35
i love y'all for noticing little touches like this
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 10:20:32
Sammyken wrote on 2021-03-01 10:19:36:
Missixo wrote on 2021-03-01 09:12:10:
How do I remove a custom marker that was placed by accident?


For now, you can just refresh the page or click the marker button again and assign it to another area. We'll see if we can add a way to dismiss it manually.
World Map Locations not in derg bios
Mar 01, 2021, 10:10:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report @PaintedThree

The map widget should now work in:
  • Forum posts
  • Game Database comments
  • Dragon Bios
  • PMs (but not in the preview)

The widget is not supported in clan bios at this time because that is an old portion of the site that has not been converted over yet.
World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 09:42:32
Sofia007 wrote on 2021-03-01 09:41:12:

although.. why the heck is the lightning hub replaced with a reactor

theres a hub for each element in each flight, but not lighting (and arcane but like thats where the main hub is)

World Map Revamp
Mar 01, 2021, 09:05:35
EiraoLaska wrote on 2021-03-01 09:02:34:
That roaming emperor is oddly adorable I wanna hug it.

Luminax wants to hug, too, @EiraoLaska.

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