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Thoughts on Fiona?
Jan 24, 2020, 08:24:49
@aeonium and @Takato, thank you for your opinion.

Generally speaking, it's clear from this thread alone that Fiona means a great deal to many members of our community. We ask everyone to please respect that and let people be happy.

Regarding physical traits and "deformities", I should also remind everyone about our rules on discrimination, which can be found here.

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Discrimination & Hatred

This includes but is not limited to content or links to content which promotes discrimination or hatred of or insultingly refers to:
  • Any race, nation, or culture
  • Any aspect of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Religions or religious figures
  • Real-world political figures
  • Physical or mental disabilities
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 12:58:32
Laluzi wrote on 2020-01-23 12:26:54:
@TheGodOfStories wrote on 2020-01-23 12:24:02:
How are the unlockable familiar recolors going to act? Are they going to act like whole new familiars or like a skin that you toggle on or off? (I think I would prefer the former)

Also:
Are the familiars that show up in Fiona's flattery going to be randomly generated? If so that would be extra exciting!
For the first question, the one in the example image has a separate name, so it's almost certainly a different item. We have lots of familiar recolors already, like the various petal geckos or basilisks.

For the second, probably? It'd be easier than manually selecting them every day. And it's already been confirmed that KS/beta familiars can show up in there!
  1. When we say "recolored" we mean a new familiar item that shares the same base artwork (just different colors).
  2. Yes, they will be randomly generated once per day.
Thoughts on Fiona?
Jan 23, 2020, 12:03:03
Just a note on forum moderation, some comments that could be read as discriminating or potentially derailing, as well as the comments replying to them, have been removed.
Thoughts on Fiona?
Jan 23, 2020, 11:01:05
Severynn wrote on 2020-01-23 10:54:15:
I see some people say she's trans?

She is.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 10:36:10
Laluzi wrote on 2020-01-23 10:29:18:
I really like the idea of more recolors, but my one concern with Fiona is - will she reward players who've already achieved Awakened with everything, or will some of her quests be unobtainable? Like if a quest is to get Inquisitive with a Windcarve Bladedancer and I already have Loyal, is that an auto-complete or am I unable to do that quest?

@Laluzi

I answered this earlier in the thread, but the scenario you described would allow you to auto-complete any feats you already meet the requisites for.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 10:25:32
Owleics wrote on 2020-01-23 10:22:04:
Wait so does bonding this way through fiona still give you chests once you go up a level? If it says so in the main post im soRRY i cant read

@Owleics

I answered this question in this post.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 10:19:18
Firtarian wrote on 2020-01-23 09:38:16:
Also curious, will flattery include the ever elusive KS/downtime familiars???? Can I finally bond a BOOLEAN?

@Firtarian, the Boolean will have a chance of showing up on Fiona's Flattery page.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 09:52:37
Kuikka wrote on 2020-01-23 09:51:25:
This is very exciting. :)

I have a question. When you reach the flattery familiar's bonding tiers, will you get the associated chest for the tier along with the treasure, or is that just for the personal bonding?

@Kuikka

Bonding with a familiar that appears on Fiona's Flattery page performs the exact same function as would occur on a dragon's profile. That means if the act of bonding would result in a level-up and a chest, you would get that as normal.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 09:48:24
Yewwily wrote on 2020-01-23 09:46:56:
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Feats

Feats are familiar-themed tasks that focus on the act of reaching bonding level milestones with certain familiars to earn a special reward. Once the required milestones have been reached Fiona will allow you to claim a prize, which will generally consist of treasure rewards or in some cases, a special recolored version of the familiar type in the Feat.


How will this work if the familiars of these feats are already awakened pre this feature coming out? Most of my familiars are already awakened so i wondered how it works.

@Yewwily

If you've already met the requirements for the feat(s), you would simply be able to complete them right away and collect your reward.
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 09:35:32
Hello everyone! Please remember to stay on topic when replying to today's Developer Update. If you have any suggestions, be sure to post them in our Suggestions Forum. Thank you!
Dev Update: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars
Jan 23, 2020, 09:33:05
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In this Developer Update, we're sharing some information about our next Trading Post activity: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars! When you visit Fiona, you can earn unique rewards for reaching bonding milestones with your own familiars and bonding progress on familiars that you may no longer have the ability to obtain. And, as promised, we have a quick update for you on the progress of Flight Rising's next modern breed.




It's that time again - the development team is happy to bring you another Developer Update, this time sharing some information about one of the many projects we have in progress: Fiona's Fantastic Familiars.

A quick heads-up for everyone—the screenshots used in this update are mostly from a mock-up/prototype and may not reflect the final design, colors, imagery, etc. Prototyping is how we quickly lay out our ideas for the UI and user experience. These early designs are provided to the engineering team which they then use to start creating something functional.




Fiona's Fantastic Familiars

The newest addition to the Trading Post, Fiona, is an overconfident caregiver. She's befriended just about every familiar there is, but found herself maybe just a little bit in over her head caring for their every need. That's where you come in! Stop by and lend a claw by visiting with her feisty flock by participating in two types of activities: Feats & Flattery.

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Feats

Feats are familiar-themed tasks that focus on the act of reaching bonding level milestones with certain familiars to earn a special reward. Once the required milestones have been reached Fiona will allow you to claim a prize, which will generally consist of treasure rewards or in some cases, a special recolored version of the familiar type in the Feat.
[THEORETICAL EXAMPLE]
For the Feat below titled On Powdery Wings, Fiona may request for you to reach the Awakened bond level with both the Amaranth Moth and Leafy Moth familiars, after which she would reward you with 1500 treasure and the Sparklespore Moth, featuring a sparkling purple version of the moth artwork.
[/THEORETICAL EXAMPLE]

preview_onpowderywingsfeat002.png

Feats will have varying degrees of difficulty (they may not all require the familiars to be Awakened or they may require progress with a lot more familiars) and typically grant rewards that correspond to how tough they are to complete.

While we will be launching the feature with a good number of feats, we plan to expand this section over time to provide many possible ways of earning rewards.


Flattery

When you visit the Flattery page each day, you'll be met with eight random familiars, some of which you may own, and some of which you don't. While these familiars belong to Fiona, they share the bond level progress you have earned with yours. Because she's got so many to tend to, she's more than happy to have your assistance in providing some attention to them.

What makes this page interesting is that interacting with these familiars performs the same function as bonding with them on a dragon's profile... whether or not you actually own the familiar or have it paired to a dragon in your lair! This might be a little confusing at first, so we'll break it down a bit further:
  • If a familiar is one you currently own and have paired to a dragon, interacting with it here will perform the normal bond function as if you had done it from the paired dragon's profile.
  • If a familiar is one you currently don't own, interacting with it here will perform a normal bond function, granting you bond level progress for that familiar family without needing to have the item at all. If you were to obtain the familiar as an item later, that progress would be retained.
As an added bonus: If a familiar on this page is one you currently own and have paired to a dragon, Fiona will grant you double the normal treasure when you interact with it! Think of it kind of like the daily Exalt Bonus, but for familiars!

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The goal of the Flattery page is to allow more of our community the ability to incrementally increase their bond level with familiars they may not have the ability to acquire (either through time investment, treasure, gems, or familiar exclusivity/retirement). This serves a double purpose: allowing everyone to make more progress toward feats that may feature those missing familiars, and providing another method of "filling out" the Bestiary.

NOTE: The act of interacting with familiars you don't own at Fiona's Fantastic Familiars will not give you the corresponding familiar item, and it will not fulfill the criteria necessary to give the familiar a special background in the Bestiary once you have reached the Awakened bond level with it. In order to earn the special background, you will still need to both achieve its Awakened bond level and to somehow acquire/have the familiar item.

Below is an example of what the Flattery page might look like on any given day:

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Modern Breed Progress Update

Work continues on Flight Rising's next modern breed. For those that are unfamiliar, modern breeds are what we're now calling any non-ancient breed; they are able to universally breed with one another and wear apparel.

Because modern breeds require a massive amount of artwork, they take a significantly long time to develop. As we stated in our Dev Update on Dragon Breed Development, our aim is to provide you with periodic progress reports regarding how far along the next modern breed is toward release.

As of writing this, our next modern breed has reached the following completion milestones:

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We know what you're thinking: that gene art percentage appears to be a bit of a bummer. Well, not to fear! Due to several workflow improvements we've made over the years, gene art tends to move far faster than apparel, which requires hand-drawn treatment for each piece.





Recent Maintenance Issues

As you may have noticed, we've had a little bit more maintenance than usual in the last couple weeks. Some of it was so we could perform some long-needed backend work that will help support ongoing optimizations and new feature work, and some of it was scheduled by our service provider and out of our control. As always, we will do our best to communicate this type of game interruption in our Site Status box and on our social media channels.

As for the maintenance on the morning of January 20, it introduced a bug in the feature that refills players' dragons' energy after they return to Flight Rising after a 45+ day absence. While these players are likely to have received a popup window about the feature, their dragons were not fed properly. This was fixed at approximately 10:05 Server Time on January 21.

However, that means players that returned between approximately 06:00 Server Time, January 20 and 10:05 Server Time, January 21 missed out on their dragons being fed. We have gone into our historical records to identify the affected players and correct the impact of the bug. These players have had their dragons' energy topped off and granted two (2) days worth of Well Fed progress below their average clan energy bar.




And that's all for today! Look forward to Fiona's Fantastic Familiars launching in the very near future.
Status Update
Jan 22, 2020, 21:36:14
Site Status | By Xhaztol
Don't forget! Foxrat familiars and Talonclasp necklaces cycle out of the Gem Marketplace on January 23, at 22:00 Server Time.
Energy reset not working after hiatus
Jan 22, 2020, 10:12:40
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
Hi everyone! This bug has been fixed! From our Site Status update:
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e’ve identified the accounts affected by the bug that prevented free dragon energy refills for players returning after 45+ days. Impacted players have had their dragons’ energy topped off and have been granted two (2) days’ worth of Well Fed progress below their average clan energy bar.

As this bug is identified, fixed, and corrected, I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread. Thank you for your patience while our team investigated this issue.
Status Update
Jan 22, 2020, 08:57:42
Site Status | By Aequorin
We’ve identified the accounts affected by the bug that prevented free dragon energy refills for players returning after 45+ days. Impacted players have had their dragons’ energy topped off and have been granted two (2) days’ worth of Well Fed progress below their average clan energy bar.
Energy reset not working after hiatus
Jan 21, 2020, 19:33:06
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Renaela

Don't worry, we are still working on this issue -- you haven't been missed!
Status Update
Jan 21, 2020, 11:57:46
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Random Progenitor!
Status Update
Jan 21, 2020, 10:24:43
Site Status | By Mutron
A bug affecting free dragon energy refills for players returning after 45+ days has been fixed. Players that returned between 06:00 Server Time, yesterday, January 20 to 10:05 Server Time, today, January 21 may have been affected. We are currently working to identify a list of affected players based on our records.
Energy reset not working after hiatus
Jan 21, 2020, 10:22:00
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Balerion

Upon investigation it appears that our updates yesterday morning affected the 45 day refill feature unintentionally. During a period from approximately 06:00 Server Time, Jan 20 (yesterday) to 10:05 Server Time, Jan 21 (today) users that should have received a refill would have received the notification about it, but their dragons' energy was not refilled.

We have fixed it going forward, and we are currently looking into our historical data to identify the accounts that should have received the energy refill but did not. Thank you for reporting this!
[T] No energy refresh after 45+ days?
Jan 21, 2020, 09:16:59
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
Whoops, I see your bug report thread already here, my apologies for the confusion!
Energy didn't refill after returning...
Jan 21, 2020, 08:52:23
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
Hi @kioschiscias! I've locked your thread as this may be a bug. We've got a thread over in the Bug Report forum on this issue here. Thank you!
No energy refresh after 45+ days?
Jan 21, 2020, 08:49:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Aequorin
@Balerion, I moved your thread to the Bug Report forum as I suspect this may be related to yesterday's update and one of those bugs that only pops up on the live build of a game/site. I've notified the engineers and they'll be taking a look at this as soon as they can.

In the meantime, please ask your friend to send us a message through Contact Us using their registered email address as this may require account information to resolve. Thank you!
Broken Links?
Jan 20, 2020, 11:52:09
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
These issues have been fixed. Thanks for reporting @ShadowTheEdgehog !
SEVERAL Errors,
Jan 20, 2020, 11:08:05
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@DrakeNogard

Try it again now.
SEVERAL Errors,
Jan 20, 2020, 10:57:14
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@DrakeNogard

Are you still getting the same error as before on trading post, or are you getting a new one?
SEVERAL Errors,
Jan 20, 2020, 10:48:10
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@DrakeNogard

I apologize, you registered during a period where we were dealing with some issues as a result of a migration. I have manually fixed some of the data associated with your account. Let me know if it is working better for you now!
dressing room doesnt work
Jan 20, 2020, 09:45:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@IAmUniverse @HolyHavoc @RecoveryGirl

We have deployed a fix, can you let me know if it's working any better for you now?
Dressing room
Jan 20, 2020, 09:45:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Storygeek

Can you try again now and let me know if it is working better?
Status Update
Jan 20, 2020, 09:35:39
Site Status | By Mutron
Crossroads is now available again.

The full list of features for which fixes were applied today are: Crossroads, Dressing Room, Change Password, Reset Password, Sign Up.
Crossroad
Jan 20, 2020, 09:30:37
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Theophilus

Thank you for the report. We believe we have a fix for this, but we have currently disabled Crossroads access until we can be 100% sure that no other bugs snuck in! Thank you for your patience in the mean time.
Crossroads
Jan 20, 2020, 09:30:04
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@ILoveMyBirds @CountingChocobos

Thank you for the report. We believe we have a fix for this, but we have currently disabled Crossroads access until we can be 100% sure that no other bugs snuck in! Thank you for your patience in the mean time.
Old/Cancelled Crossroads ???
Jan 20, 2020, 09:29:40
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@LilyDragonQueen

Thank you for the report. We believe we have a fix for this, but we have currently disabled Crossroads access until we can be 100% sure that no other bugs snuck in! Thank you for your patience in the mean time.
outfits not loading
Jan 20, 2020, 09:24:30
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@bioluminosity

Thanks, we know about it and are working on it! Sit tight, we will get it fixed soon.
Status Update
Jan 20, 2020, 09:16:31
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Crossroads is currently unavailable while we perform thorough testing. Some pages may load slowly as players return to the site. We will be monitoring throughout the day.
Status Update
Jan 20, 2020, 07:58:32
Site Status | By Mutron
A bug causing one-way Crossroads deliveries that had been canceled to appear as pending has been fixed. A small number of canceled deliveries, only involving currency, were erroneously completed. The players that sent these deliveries have been refunded.
Baldwin's Brew - error
Jan 19, 2020, 00:00:48
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
This should be corrected now. Thank you for the reports!
Baldwin Conversions
Jan 18, 2020, 23:42:42
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Baldwin's cauldron should be working again.
Baldwin Conversions
Jan 18, 2020, 23:38:15
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The baldwin hiccup is due to adding the new level. Everyone affected is level 26. I poked a wonderful programmer. :)
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