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Why save supplies for stage five?
Jun 10, 2021, 09:06:37
@Vertibird wrote on 2021-06-10 08:50:30:
I'm saving stuff because it's just plain going to do more good at phase five than it is now. If phase two is already taking this long even with a fair amount of the userbase still going full steam ahead, and each phase gets progressively harder, then just imagine how long phase five will take--especially considering people are only going to lose interest and energy as time drags on.

It's not "shifting the crawl" so much as it is just plain being prepared. Blowing through phase two isn't going to mean much if we get to phase five and it takes a week or more to get through because everyone's tired, bored, unmotivated, and doesn't have a stockpile of supplies to help move things along.

The items are best served being turned in as they're needed for this event. Min/maxing doesn't benefit the final milestone.
Why save supplies for stage five?
Jun 10, 2021, 08:11:23
That would explain what we're seeing. If you're saving supplies for the final milestone before the current bars are filled, it'll make the other milestones—including Milestone 2—take longer.

Donate event items to fill the current bars. If you want to stockpile after a particular item's bar is filled, focus on the next milestone, not the final one. Remember, we designed this event to ensure team members wouldn't need to engage in late-night or early morning monitoring. Progression to the next milestone of the event can't be forced automatically by a sudden dumping of stockpiled supplies.
You ready?
Jun 09, 2021, 09:55:23
Maintenance to kick off Milestone 2 happens very shortly.
Can I still get digsite supplies?
Jun 08, 2021, 20:41:30
@Klazomaniac wrote on 2021-06-08 20:38:34:
Can I still get supplies for the digging effort even though they're taking a break?

Yes. And you have until 10:00 server time tomorrow (June 9th) to turn in for Milestone 1 credit and reward.
Phase one done!
Jun 08, 2021, 20:34:48
Snapper just resting weary limbs ;-)
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 20:32:28
If you've turned in your items before now, go see Velya to collect your reward!

If you haven't turned anything in yet, you have until 10:00 server time on June 9th to turn in event items for Milestone 1 credit and the reward!
Status Update
Jun 08, 2021, 20:28:34
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dustcarve Dig Update: Milestone 1 is complete! If you've turned items in to Velya you can now collect your Milestone reward! Players are also able to turn in their event items for participation credit and reward until maintenance at 10:00 server time June 9th when Milestone 2 begins!
The anniversary scene is very nice :>
Jun 08, 2021, 20:27:19
When you click the little save icon on scenic view, it'll take you to a full size png with the widescreen artwork to save as you will. :)
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 19:57:59
@Metus wrote on 2021-06-08 19:56:28:
@hayum wrote on 2021-06-08 19:54:51:
Now I really wish this go a bit slow, as my friend couldn't have logged in FR and participated the first milestone yet, when it's almost done :(


your friend will be fine. Like they've stated many times before, they have at least until next rollover. Just because it's filled up doesn't mean you can't enter in items

We're not going by rollover. Every milestone will have time, both before the bar is fully filled and after, for turning in items and milestone credit.
first anniversary cakes... for real!
Jun 08, 2021, 18:17:49
@Moosesushi wrote on 2021-06-08 18:07:59:
These are absolutely wonderful! Seems a shame to eat them

That's what cameras are for!
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 18:03:25
@TheFloralFaun wrote on 2021-06-08 17:59:45:


Ah jeez let me try and type this out like how it is in my head.

I don't see how this tells me that it will be available for every person. This event started for me at about 10am-ish and at 7:45 pm the first milestone is almost achieved. Every milestone gets players something but I know that there is a decent chunk of players who haven't even finished sleeping. When the bar is filled will they still be able to turn in items or are they out of luck?

It may be me just not understanding how you worded that, but my biggest concern is here "Once the requisite number of items have been turned in for the active milestone, it will be considered complete, and the dig team will take a much needed rest to prepare for the next phase."

Are people who are either asleep, at school, or at work in opposite time zones going to be able to still submit items to get the one item requirement even if the milestone is considered complete? It would really suck if they missed out on the event because life happened to them that they cant avoid.

(Sorry if I completely flubbed on the first questions post, I don't really understand how we move forward in the event but not really worried about it as much as this.)

Players can still turn in event items even after the bar has been filled for milestone credit. We'll communicate clearly when the milestones switch in advance. Milestone progression will happen during our normal daytime working hours.
first anniversary cakes... for real!
Jun 08, 2021, 17:59:52
Now I have a mighty need for cake.
first anniversary cakes... for real!
Jun 08, 2021, 17:33:50
Yum! This is so special, thank you!
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 17:26:51
@TheFloralFaun wrote on 2021-06-08 17:07:27:
@/Undel

Question, I think it was mentioned that staff has to flip a switch in order to send us into the next stage for the event.

So lets say when the current tunnel is complete are y'all gonna wait till roll over to flip said switch. Cause we have almost finished this first stage, but what about the players in opposite times zones? Are they going to miss out because they were asleep, because that would really suck.

I'm just a lot confused on how we move forward to the next stage in the event.
GneissSnappers wrote on 2021-06-08 17:05:56:
Pardon me if this has been addressed but I'm still halfway through the thread and I'm a bit anxious. Does this mean there will potentially be more than one milestone a day? And if that's the case, do those of us who want to make sure we get all the rewards need to keep a constant vigil to make sure we don't miss a milestone? I'd hate to head to bed and wake up and find out I missed a couple milestones.

Seems I'm not alone in this concern and I know several others not in the thread that have discussed this concern with me as well.

The answer to your question is here in Event Pacing:
Xhaztol wrote on 2021-06-08 08:52:26:

Event Pacing

While the act of collecting and turning in items in a milestone will update dynamically, and milestones will conclude on their own, the act of kicking off new milestones is a manual process that the development team of Flight Rising will be controlling. This is primarily so that our team can be present for support, monitoring, and the fun of the event without necessitating any of our team members needing to stay up at odd-hours to watch milestones changeover or the event rapidly conclude. As we've said before, we don't exercise crunch at our company, and prefer our employees work fairly standard hours for their own well-being. This is part of that promise.

While we won't be able to give a definitive time that milestones will begin, you can expect that they'll likely be sometime early in the day when the majority of our team starts work and is present.

There will be no rollover progression to the next milestone. We'll let you know in advance—but after the milestone has been met and the turn-in bar filled completely.
Staff you could have left us with
Jun 08, 2021, 15:33:58
It's okay. There's still a couple puns around we hope you'll dig.
Status Update
Jun 08, 2021, 14:16:33
Site Status | By Mutron
The bug allowing Dustcarve Dig event items to be used at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew has been fixed.
Should we slow down?
Jun 08, 2021, 14:03:10
@MidnightLady05 wrote on 2021-06-08 13:40:43:
@/Aequorin ok I think I catch where my confusion is coming from. Per this part of the announcement it sounds as if there is a hold off phase once each part is reached the active milestone will end and go into rest phase and player can no longer contribute till next part starts up.

Quote:
Once the requisite number of items have been turned in for the active milestone, it will be considered complete, and the dig team will take a much needed rest to prepare for the next phase. At that time, players who participated in the milestone will be able to collect rewards for helping.


Your saying that this won't be the case, even if we hit the full bar and milestone concludes players can still contribute until the next part starts. The beginning of the next milestone would than have a small rest phase, then transition back to open for active contribution.

The dig team might need a rest, but any provisioner worth their salt isn't going to turn away much needed supplies! Just, ya know, pile them up in the corner there and we'll sort as we pack up to move camp. *yawns*
Status Update
Jun 08, 2021, 13:42:17
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Dustcarve Dig!
Should we slow down?
Jun 08, 2021, 13:29:27
@MidnightLady05, even if the milestone threshold is met (bar completely filled), until a team member activates the next milestone, players can still turn in items and get participation credit for the current milestone.
am I the only one disappointed in this?
Jun 08, 2021, 13:17:11
Hi folks, quick reminder to stay on-topic, which is focused on the Dustcarve Dig Event. Thank you!
Should we slow down?
Jun 08, 2021, 13:08:20
@MidnightLady05 wrote on 2021-06-08 11:47:20:
Aequorin wrote on 2021-06-08 10:39:21:
IllusiveFox wrote on 2021-06-08 10:36:16:
Akiri wrote on 2021-06-08 10:29:41:
Items can still be contributed after the milestone has been met. We will be controlling when the milestone closes so that more than a handful of time zones get to participate. We did not want anyone to be blocked from participating.

Can you give us a time, or day, when you’ll end the event? I’m all for allowing everyone to participate but I’d love to know when we’re close to finishing!

It will be very clear when we're closing in on the end of the event. :)

A little confused now with what you are saying here and what is in the main post. The main post says
Quote:
Event Pacing

While the act of collecting and turning in items in a milestone will update dynamically, and milestones will conclude on their own, the act of kicking off new milestones is a manual process that the development team of Flight Rising will be controlling.
highlighting that milestones conclude on their own. It also sounded like when its the rest phase you can't contribute and need to wait till next milestone starts which is done manually by staff. Does that mean that there will be a time between when a milestone ends automatically and the rest period begins that players can still contribute or is there something else? That mean the main post is wrong and a milestone won't automatically close and staff will do that instead? Just a bit confuse.

End of the event, not individual milestone.

Players turning in items to Velya determine when the milestone is met. The easiest way to ensure you get milestone and overall event credit is to turn in whatever event items you collect when you collect them or before you log off for the day.
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 11:34:28
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Manah wrote on 2021-06-08 11:30:24:
Is there any reason for holding on to the digsite materials? I'd hate to use any only to find out they'll be used in an event store or something :O

No, not really any reason to hold onto them unless you like having a copy in your hoard for sentimental reasons! They were briefly baldwin meltable, but that was not intended and is being corrected.

Turning in more items helps the event reach milestones and conclusions more quickly! We did mention staff has to manually flip a switch, but that's AFTER players have reached milestones to conclude a phase! YOU conclude phases, WE start new ones once you've done so!
Should we slow down?
Jun 08, 2021, 10:39:21
@IllusiveFox wrote on 2021-06-08 10:36:16:
Akiri wrote on 2021-06-08 10:29:41:
Items can still be contributed after the milestone has been met. We will be controlling when the milestone closes so that more than a handful of time zones get to participate. We did not want anyone to be blocked from participating.

Can you give us a time, or day, when you’ll end the event? I’m all for allowing everyone to participate but I’d love to know when we’re close to finishing!

It will be very clear when we're closing in on the end of the event. :)
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 10:35:36
Deladria wrote on 2021-06-08 10:32:18:
This is cool, but I'm bummed I'll miss out on grabbing milestones from Gathering and Bonding, since I did my day's worth already!

@Deladria, you can get items from multiple areas of the site!

  • Starting a new nest by breeding two dragons.
  • Hatching a fully-incubated nest.
  • Performing any type of gathering skill.
  • Collecting a transmuted slime/goo at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew.
  • Exalting dragons.
  • Performing swaps at Swipp's Swap Stand.
  • Trading items for gold at Crim's Collection Cart.
  • Answering trivia questions correctly at Tomo's Trivia Tablet.
  • Bonding with familiars.
  • Claiming an item from Pinkerton's Plundered Pile.
  • Battling monsters in the Coliseum.
Should we slow down?
Jun 08, 2021, 10:29:41
Items can still be contributed after the milestone has been met. We will be controlling when the milestone closes so that more than a handful of time zones get to participate. We did not want anyone to be blocked from participating.
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 10:10:06
@Godless wrote on 2021-06-08 09:57:05:
Veyla looks like she could use a cup of tea. I can bring some by when I hand in supplies.


Coffee, get the old girl some coffee.
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 09:44:57
@Starstream wrote on 2021-06-08 09:43:05:
Will we get an announcement when the next milestone is open?

Yes. We'll provide those updates in Site Status and social media.
Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 09:43:44
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
TenderVulture wrote on 2021-06-08 09:38:17:
How do I make progress in the game beyond the first contribution? I already contributed my bit for the first “level”, but it’s not letting me proceed beyond it.

@TenderVulture The progress bars indicate the amount of items that everyone has turned for Tunnel 1. The numbers above show how many you have turned in. Every player is contributing toward the same goal. Once the progress bars all reach 100% for Tunnel 1, the event will go into a rest stage for a short period, after which the next phase will begin.
Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 09:20:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hey everyone. Because so many players are contributing right now, there is a possibility two players contributing at the exact same time will "collide" and one will get an error. Try again in a little bit and it should work!
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 09:12:38
@otterzi wrote on 2021-06-08 09:08:18:
Wait is this only for today or the week?

Until it's done! Milestones can only be completed by player item turn-ins.
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 09:00:14
Dig dig dig!
8th Anniversary: Dustcarve Dig
Jun 08, 2021, 08:58:29
Happy 8th Anniversary!
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