Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Frigidfin Expedition 2021
Dec 10, 2021, 10:53:22
Hello everyone! Our apologies for the technical difficulty surrounding the Coliseum during Frigidfin Expedition. We've made some adjustments to the coliseum for the micro-holiday and will be extending the duration of the event by an additional day, up from 4 hours.

Frigidfin Expedition will now end at 06:00 server time on Tuesday December 14th.



What happened?

The Frigidfin Expedition scene was not dropping from the Coliseum, and a test item was instead dropping in its place. Additionally, the event beavers were dropping at double the rate they should have been. These have been corrected, in keeping with all of the other food mini holidays. We apologize for the shaky start with this holiday, and for any confusion or frustration it may have caused you. We appreciate your patience and hope that the additional day will give you time to collect all the fish your clan desires!
Weird Security Alert Thing?
Dec 10, 2021, 10:11:45
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

After looking into this and speaking to our advertising partner, we believe the alerts about this URL are false positives. That is, the URL is not truly malicious but AVG and Avast are now reporting it as such. It is however an advertising-related script.

The reasoning behind that statement is that we know the script is part of our advertising partner's standard advertising stack and has been since at least early March 2020. We have records of this because it turned out to be unintentionally interfering with the functioning of certain buttons on the site around that time period, and we had to work through it with them. We are double checking with them what we can share about the specific function of this script.

In the mean time, however, we recognize that these pop-ups are both worrisome and confusing. We are communicating with our ads partner about the issue.
Frigidfin Expedition 2021
Dec 09, 2021, 10:05:33
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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 9th (06:00 Server Time) to Tuesday, December 14th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!

Due to some technical difficulties, we've extended the end time of Frigidfin Expedition by one (1) day. It will now end on Tuesday December 14th at 06:00 server time.



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.

This year we have a new scene that has a chance to drop in the coliseum and many other site-related activities.
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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!
[PSA] Frigidfin starts TODAY 06:00 AM!
Dec 09, 2021, 08:12:20
Hi everyone! There will be an announcement post today and we're currently looking into what's going on with the drops via the new system. Our apologies for any confusion, we'll get this straightened out as soon as possible!
Status Update
Dec 07, 2021, 14:33:05
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Floof!
Post Maintenance Snoop
Dec 07, 2021, 10:17:50
VioletWind wrote on 2021-12-07 07:52:45:
I know Aequorin said it was just maintenance but...

(emphasis mine)

Yup. It was just maintenance.

In general, please take us at our word when it comes to maintenance announcements. We don't want players hyping themselves up over every maintenance or round of routine work, because that leads to disappointment, feelings of frustration, and even burn out. That's not fun for anyone.
Status Update
Dec 07, 2021, 09:36:12
Site Status | By Mutron
Dragon Search and Forum Search are now both fully online!
Status Update
Dec 07, 2021, 06:50:42
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Dragon Search and Forum Search may be unavailable for up to 24 hours. Some pages may load slowly as players return to the site. We will be monitoring throughout the day.
Status Update
Dec 05, 2021, 11:19:01
Site Status | By Aequorin
LAST DAY to pick up any cycled items from the Marketplace! These items will cycle OUT at 22:00 server time tonight Sunday December 5th!
Woah woah woah woah woah
Dec 03, 2021, 12:06:44
@Lunarduo, hi there! Quick ping to let you know we had to edit your forum thread title to be in line with our Forum Etiquette. All is well, just a heads up!
[Dom Watch] -handshake-
Dec 01, 2021, 09:42:33
Unlocked. Off-topic posts and replies to them have been removed under standard forum moderation, Please stay on topic going forward. Thank you!
[Dom Watch] -handshake-
Dec 01, 2021, 09:37:39
This thread is temporarily locked while it undergoes an off-topic clean-up. Thank you!
Status Update
Dec 01, 2021, 09:19:03
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Custom Progenitor Dragon!
Can't load pages
Nov 30, 2021, 10:13:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Clearing your cache may help in some specific cases as well and is always worth trying if nothing else is working. I have updated my recent post to mention this.
Status Update
Nov 30, 2021, 08:57:41
Site Status | By Mutron
We have implemented a tentative fix for the HTTP 400 Bad Request errors some players have started experiencing in the past week. More information here.
Can't load pages
Nov 30, 2021, 08:54:44
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

We have made a configuration change to our servers that may help the 400/Bad Request error problem for now.

Based on our monitoring information, it looks like the Cookie header in some players' HTTP requests is going over an internal limit. In other words, some cookie is getting too large. This started around the morning of the 24th, and we did not make any software deployments at that time. It is likely that this is coming from an advertisement or our ad partners' ad serving scripts, but it is difficult to track down as we would need retroactive logs of the typical sizes of all incoming cookies from before the event started.

We have doubled the limit for incoming cookie headers on our Web servers. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal solution, as the limit we had is pretty standard and you may now instead run into limits on browsers, intermediate proxies or firewalls, etc. Additionally, some of our Fairgrounds games and Coliseum may still be affected by this issue. Another problem is that if the cookie that is growing continues growing unbounded, this may just occur again soon, at which point we cannot reasonably raise the limit further.

If you continue getting this issue, for now the recommended course of action is to clear your cookies for flightrising.com and/or www1.flightrising.com in order to start with a "clean slate." If this does not help, clearing your cache is also recommended.

Thank you for your patience while we continue to investigate the root cause of this issue!
Status Update
Nov 29, 2021, 12:51:48
Site Status | By Undel
We've corrected our most recent post and cycled items will be available until December 5th at 22:00. Please note that bonus gems still end on December 2nd, 3 days prior.
Gem Bonus & Item Cycle
Nov 29, 2021, 12:50:08
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
SunstonePhoenix wrote on 2021-11-29 09:30:28:
Hey staff, didn't you say that we'd be getting notice when items were cycling in for less than a week?

Apologies. We bundled the cycled item in the same timeframe as the 4 day gem sale so they'd go off and end at the same time. They've now been split so the gem sale is 4 days and the item cycle is 7.
That maintenance
Nov 29, 2021, 09:37:29
Breakcore wrote on 2021-11-29 09:35:27:
Lonin wrote on 2021-11-29 09:27:54:
That is some suspicious maintenance.
Aequorin wrote on 2021-11-29 09:35:23:
It's backend work, necessary updates for site infrastructure. Nothing more.
That maintenance
Nov 29, 2021, 09:35:23
It's backend work, necessary updates for site infrastructure. Nothing more.
Can't load pages
Nov 29, 2021, 08:19:24
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
Update: It appears when this last happened in larger numbers, it was related to a browser extension:

Mutron wrote on 2020-03-29 07:03:22:
Hello all. We believe we have a workaround for those of you who are having logouts and/or 400 errors and have Ghostery installed in a Chromium based browser.
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the top right area of your browser.
  2. Click the "..." button in the top right of the Ghostery popup window.
  3. Choose "Settings"
  4. Select "Opt In / Out" in the left hand menu
  5. Uncheck the box labeled "Sharing Human Web Data"
  6. Use the "Clear Excess Auxiliary Cookies" button at https://www1.flightrising.com/site/cookie-test to clear out any excess cookies that may have been left over.
  7. If you cannot visit the above page due to a 400 error, you will have to clear all cookies for www1.flightrising.com from Chrome's settings.

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With these steps, I was able to leave Ghostery on overnight without getting a logout or a 400, whereas after checking that box, they started showing up in under an hour.

Please note that this may explain why "pausing" Ghostery or "trusting" Flight Rising would still result in this issue -- it is very possible that the background activity Ghostery was doing would still run in those cases.

Thank you @/Hawkfeather for bringing Ghostery to our attention as a likely cause, and of course thanks to all of you for your patience and helpful responses!


If the above applies to you, please let us know. If you're using a different extension that could affect cookies, headers, etc, please also let us know. This information will help with our investigation. Thank you!
Can't load pages
Nov 29, 2021, 08:03:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
Hello everyone! Our apologies for the delayed response! I hope despite the errors you had an enjoyable holiday weekend.

I see the workarounds have been identified. Please continue to use them while our engineers investigate the cause of this issue. Thank you for your patience, we're looking into this now.
Gem Bonus & Item Cycle
Nov 29, 2021, 00:00:54
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Flight Rising is having a Cyber Monday sale, from now until Thursday! 193.png Gem Bonuses with every purchase and a return of cycled items!





Bonus Gems

From now until December 2 at 22:00 you will receive 10% bonus gems with every purchase.


Marketplace Shuffle

The gem marketplace has shuffled as a hoard of cycled items re-enter it for the season. From now until December 5, at 21:59 server time, these items will be available, after which they will cycle out once more:












In addition, we're also going to be cycling out the Silver Sylvan set from the gem marketplace on Thursday December 5th at 21:59.


Please note that the gem sale ends 3 days before the cycled items leave.
Status Update
Nov 22, 2021, 08:50:30
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Rockbreaker's Ceremony!

Rockbreaker's Ceremony 2021
Nov 21, 2021, 06:17:03
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
KyuuBird wrote on 2021-11-21 06:06:02:
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can anyone tell me why i just used my Gather Items > Digging in Earth, got a fest chest, and it was from 2020?

It looks like the 2020 chests were never deactivated! This should be corrected!
Dev Update: Arlo's Ancient Artifacts
Nov 19, 2021, 10:11:48
We're getting a lot of great memes about this upcoming feature and a lot of great feedback, too. Thank you all for participating in the discussion!
Dev Update: Arlo's Ancient Artifacts
Nov 16, 2021, 09:49:29
Hello everyone! Quick obligatory reminder: Please remember to stay on topic when commenting.

And as always, suggestions about this upcoming feature (or any other game feature or mechanic) should be posted in our Suggestions Forum. Feedback about rules or policies should be submitted to us directly through Contact Us.
Dev Update: Arlo's Ancient Artifacts
Nov 16, 2021, 09:49:17
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It's been awhile! Today's Developer Update focuses on a preview of our newest upcoming Trading Post activity: Arlo's Ancient Artifacts. You'll be helping Arlo the Obelisk dig for new and exciting discoveries!



Arlo's Ancient Artifacts

The incredible findings of the Dustcarve Dig have spurred new interest in archaeology throughout Sornieth! Clans everywhere are beginning to break ground and aid the Dragonhome Preservation Guild in the search for treasures and trinkets.
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Image Caption: A banner image of a brown, green, and goldenrod obelisk dragon holding a pickaxe and wearing excavation gear.


Arlo, one of several obelisk dragons that have taken up this pursuit, needs your clan's help in the myriad digsites he oversees across the realm. In this new Trading Post activity, you will muster resources and use them digging in sites and plots to find precious artifacts. You'll also be able to share your research with your friends.

Mustering Resources

Once per day, you will be able to Muster Resources. This action adds a randomized assortment of tools to your archaeological project. Pickaxes, magnifying glasses, and research notes can be procured, and each has a special purpose towards uncovering artifacts in digsites.

Digsites

Digsites are thematic collections of tiled plots that, once uncovered, will yield items and experience points.

Much like Baldwin's Bubbling Brew, your archaeology experience will dictate what digsites your clan will be able to work on, and thusly, what rewards and items you'll uncover. Although the feature will debut with only one available digsite, you can expect more sites to open up as part of our regular content updates. NOTE: Future digsites will likely require a minimum archaeology level in order to access and work on them.

Get to Work

Within a digsite, you'll be shown an assortment of different sized plots, which all have a number of dirt tiles to be uncovered. In order to yield an artifact reward, you must uncover all of the tiles within a plot. Uncovering tiles is made possible by the resources you've mustered, and any research that has been shared with you by your friends.

Types of Work Orders

There are two types of digging actions ("work orders") you can perform with the tools you collect using Muster Resources.
  • Rugged Work: Performing this action will consume one pickaxe from your resources and will begin a work order on multiple random tiles, selected from any available plots.
  • Precise Work: Performing this action will consume one (1) magnifying glass from your resources and will allow you to specifically choose a plot within the current digsite to work on. One (1) random tile in the plot will be worked.
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Image Caption: An animation depicting a pickaxe striking an individual tile within a digsite plot.

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Image Caption: An animation depicting a magnifying glass searching an individual tile within a digsite plot.


After some time has passed, your work orders will complete and you'll be able to clear the tiles away—revealing a bit of the artifact(s) beneath!

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Image Caption: An animation depicting a tile that has completed its work order and is crumbling away to reveal part of the underlying artwork beneath the dirt tile grid.

Sharing Research

In addition to tools, you'll also procure research notes from your field team. And in the spirit of collaboration, these notes are intended for you to share with your fellow players! You can share research notes in several ways:
  • Assist a Friend: You can send up to three (3) research notes to a player on your friends list. The notes will appear as worked tiles randomly dispersed on their eligible plots (across all their unlocked digsites).
  • Share with Colleagues: You can send up to three (3) research notes to random active players on your friends list. Each randomly chosen player will receive one (1) note. The notes will appear as worked tiles randomly dispersed on their eligible plots (across all their unlocked digsites).
  • Sell to the Guild: For those that don't care to share their notes or prefer solo play, you can relinquish all of your remaining research notes to the Dragon Home Preservation Guild. The notes won't benefit any players, but you'll be paid a small amount of treasure for every note you relinquish.


We're wrapping up development on this feature and expect to have it released soon! Thanks for reading this update—we can't wait to share with you what we've been working on.


FAQ

We will be adding as many answers to community questions within this part of the post. Check back periodically!
Status Update
Nov 16, 2021, 08:26:28
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Rare Dragons!
Disappointment
Nov 11, 2021, 02:18:40
Vendrus wrote on 2021-11-11 02:15:15:
It was posted in at least one Discord, don't worry!

My heart begins to heal.



Teba wrote on 2021-11-11 01:59:14:
I noticed! I just didn't mention anything because I typically like to see if others notice it too.

Maybe I should make threads more often...

Or maybe not, because I enjoy threads like this very much too.

Edit: In case Undel's still around:
Primary Gene: Fade (Gaoler) seems to not have a sell price listed+nothing in the Acquired by tab?

This is corrected now. Thanks for the report!
Disappointment
Nov 11, 2021, 01:14:52
Fade and Blend for Banescales were in the Scrying Workshop for over 4 hours and no one noticed...
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Gee Those Genes
Nov 11, 2021, 01:10:56
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Several genes have come to Banescales and Gaolers! A new friend arrives!



Parallel Gene Expansion
Fade, Blend, and Capsule have been expanded to also offer options for Gaolers and Banescales. Fade and Blend can be found in the treasure marketplace, while capsule is available to alchemists levels 18+.



Something Familiar
A new, multi-stage familiar has been released in the gem marketplace. This fabled beast can appear as one of six different illustrations when you equip it as a familiar!


Rockbreaker's Ceremony Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Rockbreaker's Ceremony will begin November 21, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
  • Starmap and Constellation on Obelisks now has the corrected stars and lines.
  • Aviator Satchels are now listed under the extras category in the dressing room.
Status Update
Nov 09, 2021, 09:54:43
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Limited Breed Dragons!

Status Update
Nov 08, 2021, 10:44:51
Site Status | By Aequorin
If you haven't collected it yet, Galore's gift of a Friendly Gift chest expires TONIGHT Monday November 8th at 23:59 server time!
When You're the Best of Friends
Nov 02, 2021, 23:39:04
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Okay, now we're really done! Sorry for the hiccup.
When You're the Best of Friends
Nov 02, 2021, 23:27:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Wait, I was wrong. I forgot something. Whoops.
Live Update
Nov 02, 2021, 23:20:48
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
That's it for this update! Thanks for popping in. I'll be getting the new banner together momentarily.
When You're the Best of Friends
Nov 02, 2021, 22:19:31
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Let the cuddling commence! Several new animals are ready to befriend!



They're my best friend

Science helps you make friends. Friend Sugar Glider can be brewed by alchemists level 22 and above at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew.

Friend Anole can be brewed by alchemists level 24 and above at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew.

Friend Red Eared Slider can be brewed by alchemists level 26 and above at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. His first level 26 brew!

Budgies are just chilling out over in Harpy's Roost, but if you can find them, they'll be your best friends! All Harpy's Roost opponents in the coliseum have a small chance of dropping budgies.

Hedgehogs are hiding in the Woodland Path, but if you can find them, they'll be your best friends! All Woodland Path opponents in the coliseum have a small chance of dropping hedgehogs.

Iguanas are fleeing the Scorched Forest. Battle Scorched Forest opponents in the coliseum for a small chance of rescuing one.

Swipp and his family have located a colony of friendly cockatiels and geckos who are just wild for dragons. You can trade items for them when the clan has Friend Cockatiel or Gecko available at Swipp's Swap Stand


Galore loves protecting new friends and finding worthy companions for them. From now until November 8th at 23:59 server time, Galore has the following gift to give:


Rockbreaker's Ceremony Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Rockbreaker's Ceremony will begin November 21, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Nov 02, 2021, 22:16:16
Site Status | By Undel
Rockbreaker's Ceremony will begin on November 21, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration.
Status Update
Nov 02, 2021, 09:06:19
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Uncommon Dragons!

PSA: About ancient breed release hinting
Oct 28, 2021, 10:23:58
>.>
<.<

*pokes a small hole in the hype balloon*

The next ancient breed, the one whose silhouette we shared earlier this year, is still being worked on.

And a general information heads up or reminder (whichever applies): Festivals and our anniversary are the only events we allow for weekend starts. Launches for releases like breeds or features is an all-hands situation. We're not going to call the team in on a Sunday for that. Or a Friday, for that matter. /shudder
Status Update
Oct 25, 2021, 11:04:50
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Riot of Rot!
Who is the artist?
Oct 24, 2021, 06:42:50
Osiem has been doing all of the statues this year.
Riot of Rot 2021
Oct 24, 2021, 06:35:29
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
SashaTheAlien wrote on 2021-10-24 06:27:35:
Since this is my first time participating in the skin contest, when will I receive my copy/price?

Within the week. :) Thank you for participating!
Status Update
Oct 24, 2021, 05:02:19
Site Status | By Undel
Armored Colonies and Fungal Gardens have had their hit points reduced and defense increased. Kelpies have had their speed corrected.
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