Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Avast, Ye Landlubbers!
Sep 19, 2021, 23:08:47
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Pirate day is back, and the scallywags of Sornieth continue their plunder!



Seaspray Apparel be Back!

It's that time again - the seaspray apparel set is back in the Gem Marketplace!

You can now have an entire crew's worth of pirate dragons in their own unique garb! ARRRRRRR...! The seaspray sets will remain in the marketplace until 22:00 September 25th.










Brew some Crew!

A captain isn't much without a crew! Novice and Veteran alchemists alike can head on over to Baldwin's Bubbling Brew to concoct some friends to man the deck! These recipes are available until 22:00 on September 25th when they cycle, so brew fast, ye landlubbers!




A Deserter

Fiona has befriended a deserter, but has hidden them away until she can find dragons who have a true love of macaws and will not turn them over to their irate crew!




A Scene to Behold!

Dragons may find copies of this scene in battle in the coliseum! All enemies have a rare chance to drop this scene until September 25th at 22:00 server time before it cycles away for another year!




Set Sail for Sweeping Vistas

Dragons may enjoy the change of scenery as they sail the coasts of Sornieth. Vista: Pirate's Life is available in the treasure marketplace from now until September 25th at 22:00 server time, at which point it will cycle away until next year.



Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 23:07:32
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'm going to pop out the Seaspray apparel into its own announcement thread so it doesn't get lost under the cut.


Edit: If you notice the Seaspray stuff that was in this live update is missing, it has been moved to this post for greater visibility: https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/3058877
Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 22:52:12
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
absolmon wrote on 2021-09-19 22:50:04:
@undel
It’s okay! What’s the pretty kitty’s name?

That's Kamikaze. The name made more sense when she was a kitten. She's an old girl now, and I love her!
Live Update
Sep 19, 2021, 22:48:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Thank you for your patience with Seaspray Apparel.

A corgi photo in recompense:
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Harvest Apparel pt 2
Sep 19, 2021, 22:26:50
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Harvest apparel appears in a variety of new hues, available via the Marketplace and Baldwin!





Harvest Celebration
Robes and finery celebrating a bountiful harvest are now appearing in the treasure marketplace. These items will stock randomly throughout the day, so you never know when a piece of apparel or a bundle will appear!


Autumn Harvest


Copper Harvest


Dark Harvest


Rose Harvest


The Sangria finery may be brewed at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew! These recipes require an alchemist with a skill level of 25 or above.


Sangria Harvest



Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Sep 14, 2021, 09:31:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Sweater Weather!
[PSA] Drakeharvest whoopsie
Sep 09, 2021, 09:19:45
Apologies everyone! The scene and sitewide drops are now in. THank you for your patience!
Drakeharvest 2021
Sep 09, 2021, 09:17:21
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hello everyone!

Sorry for the hiccup with some of the new additions! Scene: Drakeharvest is now in. It is possible to get it from the coliseum, as well as through regular site activities (same with the bounty of drakeharvest!) The main post has been updated with more current information. Thank you for your patience, as we hope you enjoy the new scene!
Drakeharvest 2021
Sep 09, 2021, 05:50:58
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Autumn has returned to the continent and dragons everywhere are reaping the benefits of a bountiful harvest season! Drakeharvest runs from September 9-13!






Drakeharvest
Drakeharvest, Flight Rising's plant-themed "micro-holiday", is in full swing! From Thursday, September 9th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, September 13th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!



Bountiful Battles

For the duration of Drakeharvest, all enemies will have a chance to drop
Heavy Grainbasket or Horn of Plenty in addition to their regular loot
. Other site activities such as gathering, breeding, bonding, brewing, and visiting some of the trading post dragons will also yield a chance at the harvest! Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on fruits, veggies, fungi, seeds, flowers, and grains to prepare for the cold winter months.



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!


Plant-Pinching Pests

The prosperous harvest season doesn't come without its drawbacks. A common thieving species of crab has taken to the fields and foodstores in droves to make off with as much as they can carry! For the duration of Drakeharvest, Harvest Hardshell and Plantation Pincher familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum. Once the harvest has concluded, they'll go back into hiding, but may run into one or two while foraging.

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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Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Sep 07, 2021, 12:42:58
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Dessert Dragons!
Fiona's Friends
Sep 02, 2021, 01:59:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Through thick and thin, Fiona continues to find new friends to share!





Fiona's Menagerie Expands!

Fiona has befriended several new familiars, and will bestow them upon those who have a great familiarity with those of their kind. 12 new feats are now available!




Gene Error Tracking Thread

There's some housekeeping on the way! Over the next couple of weeks we will be reviewing the current gene art errors tracking thread, comparing it with our internal documentation, and then compiling a list of known and confirmed to be active gene art errors. To be clear: This process has already begun, but it is significant given the number of reports that aren't errors or have already been fixed, and we don't want to rush it, which is why it won't be ready immediately for perusal. When it is ready, the new Gene Error Tracking thread will be locked and stickied at the top of the bug reports forum.

What can you expect going forward? To start, we are temporarily locking the [Art] Incorrect Gene Colors thread so that we've can fully compile existing errors from it. Once we have finished and the Gene Error Tracking thread has been posted, we will unsticky the old thread, and replace it with a new Gene Error Reporting thread where new reports that are not present in the Gene Error Tracking thread may be posted for us to look into. We realize the gene error process is opaque and this has been confusing for many of you. Our goal is to reduce some of that opacity with these new threads so you know what to expect when planning your breeding projects and applying genes to your dragons. Thank you for your feedback, and for your patience while we work on a clearer tracking thread and reporting method!




Starfall Celebration Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 26th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates:
  • Obelisk Hatchling Filigree has been updated with corrections
  • Obelisk Hatchling Stitched/Patchwork has been updated with shadow corrections
  • Obelisk Female Capusule has been updated with art cleanup
Status Update
Sep 02, 2021, 01:19:27
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Starfall Celebration will begin on September 26th, and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
Aug 31, 2021, 08:26:14
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Eternal Youth!
Just got my first digging egg!
Aug 27, 2021, 08:50:29
@Unrest, quick FYI, I made a small edit to your thread title to bring it in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you!
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:36:31
Site Status | By Undel
Obelisk Hatchling's Underbelly was using incorrect colors and has been updated to use the right ones!
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:23:03
Site Status | By Undel
The Flameforger's Baldwin skin recipes have been updated to use Gravel and Iron Ore, materials found by digging in the fire region when gathering.
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 14:20:18
Site Status | By Undel
Secondary Gene: Flare has been renamed to Secondary Gene: Flair.
I’m sick of lameforgers
Aug 24, 2021, 10:43:26
And it looks like this thread has run its course and is now locked. Thank you for your feedback.
Status Update
Aug 24, 2021, 07:12:03
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Flameforger's Festival!
Status Update
Aug 23, 2021, 08:28:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
The planned update to how our ads display will be implemented tonight after rollover, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24th.
Upcoming Changes to Site Ads
Aug 23, 2021, 08:26:21
Hello everyone! Quick update for you. The change to our ads described above will be implemented tonight after rollover, in the very early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24th.
Flameforger's Festival 2021
Aug 22, 2021, 06:15:56
We’re aware of the issue of skins not showing up at Baldwin. Looking into it!
Weird banned names?
Aug 20, 2021, 08:44:54
Hello all! Quick reminder that questions and/or feedback about a rule or policy decision—such as a banned name—should be submitted directly to us through Contact Us. I'm going to go ahead and lock the thread now, given the context of its revival. Thank you!
Status Update
Aug 19, 2021, 07:32:59
Site Status | By Aequorin
We have an update for you in Flight Rising Discussion regarding Wednesday's surprise extended maintenance.
Wednesday's Extended Maintenance
Aug 19, 2021, 07:30:34
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your patience and understanding yesterday. This maintenance did not go as planned, and we apologize for the inconvenience and any frustration it may have caused you. Due to how long this maintenance lasted and as many of you noticed last night, your dragons were fed before we opened the site back up to players.

So what happened?

In our efforts to improve the performance of Flight Rising during heavy load, such as during breed releases or anniversaries, we contacted our hosting provider about upgrading our internet link speed. In order to do this, our front-end server was going to be moved to a rack that supported the higher speeds. This was scheduled to take approximately 1 hour.

Unfortunately, a number of things went wrong during the move:
  • Our hosting provider did not inform us that the move would cause our primary IP address to change, or that there would be no way to change it back besides returning the server to where it started. As a result, we had to update our DNS settings.
  • At some point in the move or the subsequent debugging, some of the boot settings on the server became corrupted, and we had to restore them to their correct values so the server would boot.
  • And the most serious issue: during the move, the server's secondary network port, which is integrated into the motherboard and is used to communicate with other back-end servers, was physically damaged. As a result, we could not open up the site because we could not communicate from this server to any of our other servers.

The last point took the longest for our hosting company to diagnose. At present we are now instead using a third network port which is part of an add-on card. We will be closely monitoring performance to see if there are any degradations relative to the previous setup.

What does this mean?

Some players may experience difficulty accessing the site, or parts of it, while the DNS changes propagate. These issues should resolve relatively soon as the changes were made almost a full day ago.

Thank you again, for your patience and your understanding during yesterday's surprise extended maintenance. It was an interesting day for everyone across the board.

Sincerely,
The Flight Rising team
Status Update
Aug 18, 2021, 17:59:58
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. We will be monitoring for performance issues. Due to the late resolution, we're postponing the ads change. A full update on today's outage will be posted tomorrow.
ICYMI: Maintenance soon!
Aug 18, 2021, 04:55:47
Good morning!

In casa you missed it, the site's going into maintenance at 05:30 server time today, August 18, 2021! This is a maintenance may take some time as it's being performed by our host for necessary backend work.
What’s the point of the inbreeding pre-
Aug 17, 2021, 12:58:14
Ooookay, this thread has more run its course. It's locked and will be undergoing additional review. Thank you.
Guess who's back-
Aug 17, 2021, 12:56:09
@Flirt, a quick edit was made to your title to bring it in line with our Forum Etiquette. Thank you, and welcome back!
Status Update
Aug 17, 2021, 12:50:01
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Flaunt & Flare!
Status Update
Aug 06, 2021, 09:58:39
Site Status | By Xhaztol
On August 19th just after rollover, we'll be making a minor improvement to how our bottom ads are displayed. You can read more about the change in this sticky thread.
Upcoming Changes to Site Ads
Aug 06, 2021, 09:56:00
In conjunction with Hiveworks, our engineering team has been looking for ways to improve upon the quality of ads shown on the Flight Rising website. After a lot of research, we found that the very restrictive UI containers in which we house our ads could be affecting that quality. The more restrictive the area, the smaller the ad pool, and the more likelihood that a not-so-reputable ad could surface. In our first step towards improving this, we will be making our bottom ad (shown below the major content area) area flexible enough to support a wider range of ad sizes, and thus be able to surface ads from much more reputable sources than in the past.
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(Caption: Screenshot of the bottom of the Flight Rising website, depicting how an ad slightly wider than the interface might display.)

This change and how it affects browsing on the website should be negligible, but we will of course be monitoring it over time to ensure that remains the case.

The change is due to take affect on Thursday, August 19th just after rollover, and should you notice any adverse effects from it, especially with regard to malicious ads or ad quality, you are encouraged to report it in this thread, where we keep those reports documented for review and investigation.

Thank you!
Status Update
Aug 05, 2021, 13:09:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Warrior's Way!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 07:08:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Lexiana wrote on 2021-08-05 06:59:14:
Is the only available during the event this year? Because it's practically impossible to get in 9 days.

We're looking into a solution now. :) THe WW exclusive familiars don't have any intrinsic food drops... so... *starts tweaking loot tables*
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:39:56
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Naeryl wrote on 2021-08-05 06:35:46:
Just a question: is this event running until the 14th or 15th? The banner says 14th, but the OP says 15th, so I'm not sure if it's ending on Saturday or Sunday at 6:00AM.

It ends the 15th at 06:00, but we avoided saying the 15th in the banner since it implies ALL DAY the 15th and we didn't want to confuse everyone into thinking they had more time than they actually did. The 14th is the last full day of the event, with 6 bonus hours into the 15th! The true end time is listed in the post itself, but we didn't want the banner image to mislead.
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:35:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The 50% coliseum EXP bonus is on and in the update post!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:27:49
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
midnightserenade wrote on 2021-08-05 06:19:07:
I clicked on the notif that popped up right on 6:00am and got two chests. And then at 6:14am, without me actually doing anything else (I was busy scrying potential gene changes), I got another notif which I clicked on and I got another two chests. Was this an error? I don't want to take anything I'm not supposed to have. I think I got the second pair at Galore's but I was so excited and click happy that I'd navigated away before my brain caught up with what had just happened.

Galore is confused.

(In IRL terms, turns out Galore's gift had an old gift ID that many people had already collected two years ago. For some reason it didn't assign his newest offering a new ID. So he's been given a fresh gift for people to collect, and the old gift ID has been removed.)

Apologies for the delay for some people, and enjoy the extra soldier's supply for others!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:22:36
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Experience wrote on 2021-08-05 06:17:19:
"a rather a warrior" is this written right?

This has been fixed, but the site's internal cache may take up to an our to display the new tooltip!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:21:36
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
fyi wrote on 2021-08-05 06:13:05:
wait, so are the chests going to dissolve upon the event's ending? need to read OP again lol

No. They will stick around, since new items should not be added to them. Ideally they are exclusive to this year's event only, but our engineers have a lot on their plates for 2021-2022. We'll see if they can squeeze in a custom timed shop system and update for Joxar this coming year!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:10:25
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Ikunoche wrote on 2021-08-05 06:04:34:
DakerVadora wrote on 2021-08-05 06:02:54:
Available from Venues up to Level 22? So basically 22+ venues won't drop anything from the event at all? Kinda sad, but I love the new apparel, familiars and scenes! :D

I'm curious - why the higher levels won't have the new event drops?

There were only 16 opponents added this year, so we could only do the 16 first venues. THe higher level venues will still drop items from normal monsters (all monsters have a chance to drop these chests) but they won't have the bonus chance that the exclusive opponents provide. Next year we'll have more enemies as the event grows!
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 06:08:35
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Galore is supposed to have some items for you... but he's being fiesty about it. I'm poking some programmers to see if they can talk him into coming around.
Warrior's Way 2021
Aug 05, 2021, 05:58:26
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Warrior's Way is a battle-themed event calling for warriors, smiths, armorers, and other ferocious creatures to prove their metal and their mettle!





Welcome to Warrior's Way!
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Image is of a tan pamphlet

Come one, come all to Warrior's Way! This new annual event will take place every August for only the fiercest and most skilled competitors! Warrior's Way will run from 06:00 server time on August 5th to 06:00 server time on August 15th this year. Please read the pamphlet above for more information on this fantastic event!




How to Participate
For its debut year, Warrior's Way will use a randomized chest system, much like Night of the Nocturne's Strange Chests. Soldier's Supplies may contain treasure, warrior's way exclusive familiars, vistas, scenes, and apparel. You can find these chests by gathering in any skill or region, participating in your day-to-day site activities, and by battling in the coliseum. All enemies in the coliseum have a chance at dropping Soldier's Supplies, but themed Warrior's Way enemies (Available from Venues up to Level 22) will have a higher chance of doing so! From now until the end of the event there is a 50% Coliseum experience bonus!




What's New This Year?
This year's Warrior's Way is the first year of the event, and features all-new items!

Soldier's Supplies
The following items have a chance to appear within Soldier's Supplies:









Treasure Marketplace
The following items have a chance to stock in the Treasure Marketplace:





Gem Marketplace
The following items have a chance to stock in the Gem Marketplace:


Baldwin's Bubbling Brew
The following new items can now be crafted within Baldwin's cauldron:

Level 3:

Level 6:




Future Warrior's Way Events
Each year the event runs its prizes will only continue to grow, with this year's items returning each year alongside all-new event-exclusive rewards! In addition, we hope to move Warrior's Way to a trade-in Shop system, with a variety of reagents and currencies dropping through site events that you can use to directly purchase items you would like from a timed event-shop.

We hope you enjoy this year's event, and hope to see you return again for future Warrior's Way revelry!

Status Update
Aug 04, 2021, 07:39:40
Site Status | By Aequorin
There will be a scheduled maintenance on August 18, 2021 starting at 05:30 server time. The site will be unavailable to players during this maintenance. We do not have an estimated duration at this time, as our host is performing this maintenance.
Status Update
Aug 02, 2021, 11:13:56
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Flameforger's Festival will begin on August 22nd, and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration!
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