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No hints tomorrow?
Jun 06, 2020, 17:48:43
I'm sensing a little disappointment, and that's super okay.

If it helps: generally we like to maintain some modicum of mystery to our anniversary releases because it's a special day for the site. So, while some of the other stuff people have mentioned (and are excited about) in this thread are still in active development and we really love being transparent about them, as a team we still like to have a few surprises.
Status Update
Jun 06, 2020, 17:46:01
Site Status | By Undel
Tomo's Trivia Tablet has 100 new question possibilities, as well as corrections to some questions with outdated answers.
No hints tomorrow?
Jun 06, 2020, 08:59:39
Hey everyone -

Just a few things:
  • No hints planned for our Monday release.
  • The release itself has not been a feature we've talked about previously (i.e. it's not a breed, and it's not the world map update)
[T] Typos MEGATHREAD!
Jun 06, 2020, 01:13:16
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Naegiri wrote on 2020-05-27 13:56:32:
Apologies if these have already been reported!

The following four items lack an item category:


On the Forum Etiquette article on Zendesk, under "Before Posting" it says:
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If you have posted to our Help Center or Bug Reports forum and your issue is resolved, please don't change change your title or delete anything! Your thread may be able to help someone else with the same issue or question.

Thank you. Ah yes, for a time, the site didn't like the & symbol in "minerals & ores". These are now corrected.


Severitas wrote on 2020-05-28 08:05:14:
COLISEUM RELATED TYPOS
I'm not 100% certain if these are typos or bugs, but I am going to treat them as typos until I'm informed otherwise.
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This is in regards to petrify.
When you hover over the icon in the coliseum when the affect has been applied, you get the following information:
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Shouldn't it say something along the lines of Damage and healing effects to this target are heavily reduced. Unable to act. since healing is also reduced?
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This is in regards to clobber.
The tooltip states "a chance to stun" but it stuns every time.
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This is in regards to reflect.
The tooltip states "a chance to reflect harmful or beneficial projectiles and spells" but it reflects every time.

I've passed this on to @mutron to look over.

SunsetSoundwaves wrote on 2020-05-29 01:23:25:
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Hope this is the right forum, but shouldn't this be a rainbow-star item?

Thank you. This has been corrected.
jia1303 wrote on 2020-05-30 10:12:13:
Don't know if this is an error or not, but I'll put it here in case:
It doesn't have the word "chest" in its name like the other fest chests!

Thank you. This has been corrected.

Cinderspark wrote on 2020-05-30 12:58:45:
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Not quite a typo, but the application page for the Scroll of Eternal Youth still says dragons cannot represent your clan as an avatar.

Thank you. I passed this on to @Kaepora.


BoundlessSkies wrote on 2020-05-31 14:57:12:
(Sorry I don't have a screenshot!)
The Bright Rogue Belt database entry says it goes in the "head" slot. I'm pretty sure you don't wear belts on the head? In fact, all the Rogue Belts say they go on the head slot! This also shows up in the dressing room.


Thank you. All of the rogue belts should now show as being body items, though it may take a bit for the site's cache to catch up!

Necara wrote on 2020-05-31 18:00:35:
I believe this belongs here?
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The Starfall 2019 Skins and Accents on the Joxar's Spare Inventory Skins Page are labeled as the Crystalline Gala 2019 Skins and Accents. The actual Crystalline Gala skins seem to be correctly labeled and are a bit higher up on the page.


Thank you. THis has been corrected.

GrecianUrn wrote on 2020-06-02 20:49:08:
The Clown Hippocampus chest is missing a space in the name, leaving it "ClownHippocampus"


Thank you. We can't have two items named the same thing or tooltips won't work when you use the item tag in the forums or bios. There's already a Clown Hippocampus Crate, so the second crate with the different skin is called "ClownHippocampus Crate" to help it show up!


BarbaraFett wrote on 2020-06-05 02:44:58:
Typos I noticed in the newest round of coli loot items:

- Description reads: "Its a feast for the senses!" That should be it's, in this case.

- same, should be "...it feels like it's missing a little bling." (By the way, I understood that reference! ;-) )


Thank you. This has been corrected. It may take a bit for the site's tooltip cache to catch up and reflect the change.
kveikur wrote on 2020-06-05 06:48:57:
the ferberus familiar tooltip has a typo, it says "feberus" :0c



Thank you. This has been corrected. It may take a bit for the site's tooltip cache to catch up and reflect the change.
potion drop bug, forbidden portal
Jun 05, 2020, 23:25:16
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for the reports everyone. There was a misplaced decimal there...
Advertising Report Thread 2.0
Jun 05, 2020, 23:18:41
THank you all for the reports everyone. These have been forwarded onto the ad team at hiveworks. Hopefully we can get some of these... er... interesting ads removed?
Status Update
Jun 05, 2020, 18:02:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
A letter from Akiri
Jun 05, 2020, 17:50:14
If you have any comments, questions, or feedback please send us a message using your registered email address through Contact Us. We do not allow discussion of our team members on the website as this is our virtual workspace. Thank you for understanding.
A letter from Akiri
Jun 05, 2020, 17:46:35
Let’s start with this: Black lives matter.

Five years ago I made a private personal post on social media because I was angry and grieving the loss of 4 Black officers who were murdered while serving their community and country. I understand that the wording of my statements without knowing me or the rest of the conversation would cause worry, especially given the history of institutional racism and policing. I realize these words were careless and when taken in context with my profession and position, harmful. I apologize for the pain my carelessness caused.

When these posts were brought up previously, I was unable to make any statement about it as I was not the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office and the post was now in the public. I no longer work for the Sheriff’s Office so I am free to address this matter now with my own words as a private citizen. I’m grateful for this opportunity to address these statements and to hopefully relieve the Flight Rising community of any doubts or concerns on this issue. Going forward, I will continue standing with every Black American in the fight against racism, and keep Flight Rising an environment where equality is not only expected - it’s required.

I want to take this moment to reassure you and tell you unequivocally where I stand and why I entered law enforcement.

I despise bullies. I despise bullies no matter who is doing it to who. But there is one type of bully that is much more egregious than others. That bully is the person who was entrusted with the responsibility of protecting their community with government force who turns that power against the community. It is the most despicable and disgusting betrayal. I became a Deputy Sheriff to protect people and save lives. I believe someone must be willing to stand between evil and those who cannot protect themselves. It hurts me to see people die who stood up to protect the defenseless. But, it hurts me even more to see those same people turn on the community or be deaf to their cries for help. I watched as a thug wearing a badge pinned a dying man on the ground and ignored his pleas for help. George Floyd died on that street, his life seized by government power wielded by a man who broke his oath. We can do better and we MUST do better. But, as you know, talk is cheap. I want to personally effect change; so here’s the receipts:

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Campaign Zero is a project focused on reducing use of force by police in the United States. They focus on the scientific data involved in the application of police use of force and use it to lobby for effective reform. One of their goals is to change the terms in police union contracts that protect officers who have broken their oath and no longer serve the community. They also aim to change use of force standards for United States Police to match international standards. Another important goal of theirs is to have asset forfeiture require a criminal conviction so funds are not being seized on the assumption of a crime.
https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Coliseum Venue: Forbidden Portal
Jun 05, 2020, 01:03:31
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Artificiary wrote on 2020-06-05 00:46:02:
got a couple lil typos floatin around in there ahaha
on medusa leon: "flight" is spelled "flgiht"
on pupowl spawn: "unable" is spelled "unalble"

Thank you! These should be corrected, but the site's internal tooltip cache may take up to an hour to catch up.
hey so
Jun 05, 2020, 00:12:38
Well, I guess we all discovered our game database is bad at hiding enemies that are being prepped. O_O;
Coliseum Venue: Forbidden Portal
Jun 04, 2020, 23:59:18
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel

A shattered landscape holds ancient terrors that have been reawakened by the foolish. Journey to the Forbidden Portal to battle eldritch foes and shut down the gateway!


New Coliseum Stage: The Forbidden Portal

Tonight we launch our newest Coliseum stage, the Forbidden Portal. This level 25 venue is continuing challenge for your clan's veteran fighters.

An ancient portal from a forgotten age has been reinscribed with draconic symbols, unleashing creatures from beyond into Sornieth. Send your bravest warriors to The Forbidden Portal to contain the threat! This new venue introduces a variety of new items for your dragons to consume, barter or hoard. Finding each of these resources and relics can be a challenge.
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Brightshine Jubilee Skin & Accent Contest

The eighth annual Brightshine Jubilee will begin June 21, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
Auction House icons in the Lair now include additional tooltip details:
  • Auction price
  • Flight (when available in a flight auction)
This update also fixes a bug where these icons would show up when a dragon was offered in a flight auction that is not your own.
Status Update
Jun 04, 2020, 23:42:53
Site Status | By Undel
Brightshine Jubilee, a festival honoring the light flight will begin on June 21, 2020. We're running a skin and accent contest for the event!
thoughts about the announcement
Jun 04, 2020, 05:12:21
Hi everyone. First, we're not removing the thread. We are leaving it locked. Not because of politics—Black Lives Matter is a human rights movement—but because this topic and discussion is one we're simply not equipped to moderate. We're a video game website and forum.

A couple things I want to note going forward:

1. "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter" were created in an attempt to politicize, dismiss, and ultimately erase the human rights movement of Black Lives Matter. Any content posted on our website pertaining to these statements will be removed, either under politics or harassment based on context, severity, and intent as we recognize not everyone knows or is aware of this fact.

2. We respectfully request that players refrain from posting the more inflammatory statements and rhetoric associated with current events on our site. We are still a game website and forum.

3. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please feel free to send us a message through Contact Us. Even if we're unable to provide you with a personalized reply, it will be read and documented by the Flight Rising team.

thoughts about the announcement
Jun 03, 2020, 13:47:46
Quick note: Like we said in the first paragraph, we're still having our 7th Anniversary event. It's just not going to be hyped up the way it has in the past. Apologies for any confusion!
thoughts about the announcement
Jun 03, 2020, 12:27:02
Okay. Thread's cleaned up, thread's unlocked.

1. "All lives matter" was created as a way to dismiss and erase the Black Lives Matter movement.

2. If you are struggling with this point, think of it like this: Black Lives Matter too.

3. Stay on topic. "All lives matter-ing" the thread is off-topic, leads to arguments, and is antithetical to the statement we just made.

Thank you.
thoughts about the announcement
Jun 03, 2020, 12:06:53
Locking to finish cleaning up. The thread will be unlocked shortly.
Status Update
Jun 03, 2020, 10:32:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
A Letter To Our Community: On our upcoming 7th Anniversary Celebration and recent events in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
I am somehow responsible for this
Jun 01, 2020, 10:31:00
This thread has been locked. Please see my post here for more information.
Kneecap Harvesting
Jun 01, 2020, 10:30:46
This thread has been locked. Please see my post here for more information.
Wedding Time
Jun 01, 2020, 10:29:41
This thread has been locked. Please see my post here for more information.
Status Update
May 29, 2020, 13:48:29
Site Status | By Xhaztol
To facilitate our 7th Anniversary Celebration, we will be putting the site into scheduled maintenance at 06:00 Server Time on the morning of Monday, June 8th. During that time, Flight Rising will be inaccessible for play. We don't currently have an ETA on how long the maintenance will last.
Status Update
May 26, 2020, 09:36:59
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Greenskeeper Gathering!
Greenskeeper Gathering 2020
May 24, 2020, 06:02:23
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
RaiStarDragon wrote on 2020-05-24 05:59:35:
@Undel Loveblooms Enteral isn't on the right breed

It is for the correct gender now, but sadly the tooltip cache is taking a bit to catch up. When items are created the site caches tooltip information about them to help keep things speedy. So there was a mistake when it was created, but it is now corrected (just explaining why things aren't matching up!) thank you for the report!
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 24, 2020, 04:59:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Amyatzu wrote on 2020-05-24 04:11:38:
Hey @Undel sorry for the ping but the game database says that you can't get the bunnies from digging, but scavenging, and they aren't available in nature. Is the post or the database correct?

They should be in alignment now. Digging is correct!
Skyshale wrote on 2020-05-24 04:57:56:
Not sure if you noticed and changed it already and the site hasnt updated it yet, but the bun-bun burrow's description says "this warren's an investigation" when I believe it's supposed to be "this WARRANTS an investigation" ^^;

Rabbit warrens are a system of burrows ;-)
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 23, 2020, 22:13:50
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Lino wrote on 2020-05-23 21:43:07:
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I feel like you couldn't decide on a description... so you combined two different ones hahah

I love them all. The rabbit... I will be questing for it! Hooray for new goals! Part of me wishes these were a gem bundle but it will be fun to try and get the rabbit

haha. Yeah. This was corrected shortly before going live, but sadly the tooltip cache has not yet caught up. In the next hour or so it should self-correct.
A scurrying of tiny feet
May 23, 2020, 21:23:39
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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A bounty (or infestation) of tiny friends awaits!





What to do with all these critters!?
New friends have invaded dragon lairs! Can you collect them all?

The chinchilla's softness has infiltrated the treasure marketplace. These 'lil friends have a chance to stock among the other apparel!

Colonies of mice and dumbo rats have begun appearing in the gem marketplace.

Burrowing its way into your heart (and territory), the Bun-Bun Burrow can rarely be found by diggers level 25 and above through digging in earth, plague, wind, water, fire, and nature territories.

Swipp and his daughters have gotten their claws on a shipment of live ferrets! These curious creatures can be traded in exchange for 30 weasels and 50 Avian Gemstaff.

Baldwin's lab has been invaded by guinea pigs and hamsters! Alchemists level 25 and above may be able to extract them!




New Emojis

A set of new wildclaw emojis are available in the "smiley" section of the emoji selection menu!

Status Update
May 19, 2020, 00:03:44
Site Status | By Kaepora
The Game Database now lists the artist for skins and accents in the record sidebar. The artist’s name will link to a search for more of their work.
[solved(?)] Vistas not in game database
May 13, 2020, 20:20:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
There are no items for kickstarter vistas. The chests are unique code from when the game opened. The act of opening the chest assigned the vista, as this was pre-vistas-as-items in the time that it was around!
Skin Search By Artist- Name Change Issue
May 13, 2020, 20:19:15
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Correct, the tagging is done by user ID, since names can change, and have already for many users. Currently descriptions for skins are typed in by hand, so you'll need to put in a request in the skins forum for @suburbansamurai to change the name for you in the description.

In the future, we would like to have tooltips be generated automagically for skins rather than being typed by hand. That way it'll always have the freshest user information!
Duplicate Wiki Entry
May 13, 2020, 20:17:24
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for the report. This has been corrected!
Holy Lightweaver thanks Undel
May 13, 2020, 20:14:09
We're glad everyone's enjoying it! To be fair, the credit for this goes to our skin team, particularly @madsniper, who's been working diligently on tagging our back catalogue since the game database released!
arcaneidolriots wrote on 2020-05-13 17:52:57:
Unfortunately if you search 'By User,' it doesn't bring up any winning festival accents that artist may have done. Searched my name By User vs Description shows that the former is missing my two festival accents.

This is intended. Site skins are a different category than user-submitted skins and are tagged as being such rather than tagged as belonging to a user. Apologies!
Status Update
May 13, 2020, 15:41:51
Site Status | By Undel
The skin team has been busy tagging artist ID into the game database for our back catalogue of 25,000+ skins. All user-made skins should now be searchable by artist!
Status Update
May 11, 2020, 15:23:55
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: MerMay Merdragons!
glowtail got locked AGAIN??
May 11, 2020, 10:45:46
Hello everyone! I hope your weekend went well.

I'm locking this thread, but not removing it. This thread and its direction is an example of why we don't allow discussion of forum moderation within our forums. It's not a constructive discussion but a rehashing of disagreements, targeted comments, and bad feelings.

Regarding the announcement thread, I'm including our reason for locking the thread and our statement on what happened with Tertiary Gene: Glowtail below:

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This thread is now locked. Targeted comments that are not constructive at all or comments that are disrespectful to someone for having an opinion or criticism you disagree with are not something we welcome. Unfortunately this thread has moved towards the latter, and despite pruning and reminders it’s not getting back on track.

We hear your concerns that the issues with this release means Stormlight is not adhering to our anti-crunch philosophy and stance. We remain committed to supporting our team members. When projects require more time, when a team member communicates that they need additional support, etc. we move releases back or launch other content that is ready.

What happened with Glowtail: The short color transition was a design choice and it was clearly the wrong one. We opted for a shorter color transition as the shadow layer that created the plated scale effect doesn’t play nice with our generator technology. It’s not capable of multiplying down or creating layer effects on top of non-tertiary components, so would end up gray if it was on top of the primary layer. A short transition allowed us to minimize this problem. After the player feedback came in that a longer transition was vastly preferred, @/suburbansamurai made a great mock-up that extended the plate line art and the tertiary colors, but not the plate shadows to see if it provided an acceptable compromise. We liked the effect, felt it would address your feedback, and made the change—and the gene is better for it.

There were always be more genes in the future. Our design goals include providing a variety of genes and looks, and we understand that not every gene is going to land with everyone. That being said, we do want our genes to land with the majority. Constructive criticism and reporting bugs or errors is important to the continued development of the game and are always welcome.

Thank you again for your feedback and passion for our game. While we're locking this thread, if you would like to contact us with feedback about this or any other topic, you are always welcome to do so by using Contact Us.

Little bit mad.
May 10, 2020, 06:40:05
Unfortunately there's a percentage of our community who chose corvid as a way to get around our name ban of covid. It quickly became clear that they planned to use this word liberally in order to create dragons to troll our community. For now and the immediate future, we've made the decision to ban the word 'corvid' temporarily as a name.

We understand this may upset some who want to name dragons after the bird, but this was a necessary measure given the circumstances and we ask for your understanding. It's not going to be on the ban list for forever, only during this crisis when so much is uncertain. Not when players come here to find respite from current events.


Dreamson wrote on 2020-05-10 02:44:58:
Yeah, it's absurd.

Unfortunately, this thread will be ineviatebly either deleted or locked, because it's apparently a no no to discuss FR's policies on, y'know, flight rising discussion.

While changes to policy take player feedback into consideration, they're also based on data, what we see behind the scenes, and the overall impact on players and our team members.

When we can reduce opacity behind some of our decisions, we will. As always, our community is welcome to submit feedback to us through Contact Us. You may not receive a personalized reply depending on the issue, but all feedback is documented and reviewed by the Flight Rising team.
Glowtail
May 10, 2020, 05:42:10
Hello everyone!

This thread is now locked. Targeted comments that are not constructive at all or comments that are disrespectful to someone for having an opinion or criticism you disagree with are not something we welcome. Unfortunately this thread has moved towards the latter, and despite pruning and reminders it’s not getting back on track.

We hear your concerns that the issues with this release means Stormlight is not adhering to our anti-crunch philosophy and stance. We remain committed to supporting our team members. When projects require more time, when a team member communicates that they need additional support, etc. we move releases back or launch other content that is ready.

What happened with Glowtail: The short color transition was a design choice and it was clearly the wrong one. We opted for a shorter color transition as the shadow layer that created the plated scale effect doesn’t play nice with our generator technology. It’s not capable of multiplying down or creating layer effects on top of non-tertiary components, so would end up gray if it was on top of the primary layer. A short transition allowed us to minimize this problem. After the player feedback came in that a longer transition was vastly preferred, @suburbansamurai made a great mock-up that extended the plate line art and the tertiary colors, but not the plate shadows to see if it provided an acceptable compromise. We liked the effect, felt it would address your feedback, and made the change—and the gene is better for it.

There were always be more genes in the future. Our design goals include providing a variety of genes and looks, and we understand that not every gene is going to land with everyone. That being said, we do want our genes to land with the majority. Constructive criticism and reporting bugs or errors is important to the continued development of the game and are always welcome.

Thank you again for your feedback and passion for our game. While we're locking this thread, if you would like to contact us with feedback about this or any other topic, you are always welcome to do so by using Contact Us.
Status Update
May 09, 2020, 09:38:33
Site Status | By Aequorin
The art update on Tertiary Gene: Glowtail is complete and players are now able to purchase the gene in the Gem Marketplace!
Glowtail
May 09, 2020, 09:35:00
Hi everyone!

Thank you for your patience while we worked to address the feedback from yesterday. The artwork for Glowtail has been updated on the website (though you may need to clear your browser cache to see it) and the gene is now once again stocking in the Gem Marketplace. As always, we appreciate the constructive discussions surrounding our content and are glad our community feels comfortable in voicing those thoughts.
Glowtail
May 09, 2020, 04:10:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The updated genes with longer fade and reduced glow for objects that pass in front of the glowing tail are in. It may take the site's cache up to an hour to catch up. We'll be evaluating re-releasing the gene to the marketplace soon. Thank you for your patience!
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