Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Glowtail
May 08, 2020, 12:46:14
Hey everyone.

We hear and appreciate the feedback you’ve given on the Glowtail gene released earlier today. Flight Rising has always done its best to release the best quality content we can, but understand that as humans we can sometimes miss the mark.

After some initial thought, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend sale of the gene on the Gem Marketplace and will be working to modify the artwork in a way that creates a smoother, more subtle gradation of color and tone down the glow effect as it pertains to foreground objects. After the changes have been made we will reintroduce the gene to the Marketplace.
Glowtail
May 08, 2020, 05:02:11
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Glowing, segmented tails are a new variation appearing on dragons across Sornieth!





Glowtail
Glowtail is a new tertiary gene available in the gem marketplace. This gene produces a segmented, gently glowing tail across all modern breeds!
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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!




Greenskeeper Gathering Skin Contest

The seventh annual Greenskeeper Gathering will begin May 24, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
May 08, 2020, 03:32:19
Site Status | By Undel
Greenskeeper Gathering, a festival honoring the nature flight will begin May 24, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
May 06, 2020, 06:38:10
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded. Some pages may load slowly as players return to the site. We will be monitoring throughout the day.
Status Update
May 05, 2020, 09:41:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Keel!
Status Update
May 04, 2020, 14:30:49
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:00 Server Time on Wednesday, May 6. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
The UMA in Roundsey give me bad vibes
Apr 29, 2020, 06:23:42
Hi everyone! Thank you for bringing this to our attention right away. Roundsey only rewards official site skins or accents, including festivals, and not usermade skins or accents. This has been corrected and this week's accent reward is now listed as intended, the 2015 Greenskeeper Gathering Accent: Springly Sprouts.

Full transparency—this error was caused by an overly-enthusiastic browser auto-correct that wasn't caught in time. It should not have happened and we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern this has caused.


(edited to further clarify the types of skins or accents Roundsey can offer)
Status Update
Apr 27, 2020, 15:27:29
Site Status | By Mutron
Newly purchased gem delivery is currently experiencing delays of up to a few hours in some cases. As always, if your gems do not arrive after 24 hours, please submit a ticket using Contact Us.
Status Update
Apr 27, 2020, 15:16:47
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Wavecrest Saturnalia!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 20, 2020, 18:37:39
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Vaixation wrote on 2020-04-20 10:20:50:
You may want to update this to include/mention the Proper and Resplendent sets too, because right now it's a little unclear as to their acquisition methods. Good thing to game database exists, aha...

It is done! Thank you!
Clya wrote on 2020-04-20 10:53:10:
What I want to know is:

WHAT is that BACKGROUND FROM?

The goblet NotN vista background.
Status Update
Apr 20, 2020, 15:19:27
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Fancy Dragons!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 19, 2020, 01:01:53
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Midwinter wrote on 2020-04-19 00:44:51:
Oh cool!! I love these colours!

I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but I think the resplendent ring might have the wrong tooltip

Its says "the most proper" rather than "the most resplendent"

This has been corrected, but may take an hour or two for the site's internal cache to catch up. Thank you for the report!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 19, 2020, 01:00:57
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
This update is now finished and there are no new things to add tonight. Thanks for checking in! I hope everyone has a good night!
Live Update
Apr 19, 2020, 00:45:34
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Dreamson wrote on 2020-04-19 00:41:54:
is this still live or?

Yes, just need to get the resplendent bundle in. The jigsaw updates take a while, so that's why it wasn't updating for a bit there!
Live Update
Apr 18, 2020, 22:46:58
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Idyll wrote on 2020-04-18 22:43:49:
Alphazi wrote on 2020-04-18 22:42:13:


i looked at these and went "wait i thought those already existed in red???" what is this deja vu
right??

I think the fancy set has some black spats with red buttons. But no red cloth spats from the tuxedo set until now!
Tuxedo Expansion
Apr 18, 2020, 22:31:53
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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New tuxedo fashions are appearing in the sandswept delta, baldwin, and marketplace, while dragons find something new to puzzle over!





New Tuxedo Colors
More tuxedo variety and style can now be found! Those who are clever enough to traverse the Sandswept Delta may find a sinister red set.
Sinister Tuxedo

The Posh tuxedo set is dyed exclusively by Baldwin's alchemists who have achieved level 4 proficiency or above!
Posh Tuxedo


The florid, proper, and resplendent tuxedo set has a chance to appear for sale in the treasure marketplace. It may also be found rarely in gilded chests, or awarded by Pinkerton.

Florid Tuxedo

Proper Tuxedo

Resplendent Suit




Images to Puzzle Over

Jigsaw
has 4 new puzzle images to play with! Note: These puzzles may not show up until Jigsaw's server reboots at 4/20/20 00:00.
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Wavecrest Saturnalia Skin Contest

The seventh annual Wavecrest Saturnalia will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Apr 17, 2020, 10:07:21
Site Status | By Aequorin
We're celebrating Haiku Poetry Day over in our Creative Corner forum!
skin/accent approvals through email?
Apr 16, 2020, 06:27:26
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
Hello @JellyDemon! As your fellow players have said, skin and accent approvals go through private messages.

I do need to take a moment to note that the Flight Rising website is a game site. We expect our forums and any content posted on it to reflect that. In other words, our forums and private messages are not a personal social media platform and we ask that our players not use it as such.
Status Update
Apr 13, 2020, 15:09:19
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Passable Painters!
Status Update
Apr 13, 2020, 09:43:55
Site Status | By Mutron
Maintenance has concluded.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 13, 2020, 01:21:49
Undel wrote on 2020-04-12 23:25:29:
Making some tweaks to the hair band dragon in light of the feedback on the body shape not being clear when obscured by the wings. Its doing weird optical things for some people. Upon seeing it with fresh eyes, I agree it's not reading well.

Thinning up some of its anatomy, giving it a large shoulder/wing joint, and increasing the size of its wings are helping to make this creature make more sense. Thanks for the feedback everyone!





Note: For some who are disappointed that this breed is not going to be breaking the traditional mold: We've heard you and are certainly going to have nonstandard anatomy on ancient breed 4.

Ancient breeds allow us to create dragons faster than modern breeds due to not having to create the time-consuming apparel for them as well as every gene on-site (since they can't crossbreed). This gives us the opportunity to have non-standard anatomy and/or tertiary genes that break the mold because we don't have to worry about conflicting with apparel. Not every ancient is going to have extra limbs or a different body shape; however, many will!

While we won't have non-standard anatomy on this breed, I can assure you that it will feature many line-breaking terts that the ancient breeds have become known for!







Edit: Also, the eye color in the template has nothing to do with the element. Just threw something in there. :)


And here's an updated version with bigger wings and a clearer body line. Will figure out that missing front leg tomorrow!
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Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 23:25:29
Making some tweaks to the hair band dragon in light of the feedback on the body shape not being clear when obscured by the wings. Its doing weird optical things for some people. Upon seeing it with fresh eyes, I agree it's not reading well.

Thinning up some of its anatomy, giving it a large shoulder/wing joint, and increasing the size of its wings are helping to make this creature make more sense. Thanks for the feedback everyone!




Note: For some who are disappointed that this breed is not going to be breaking the traditional mold: We've heard you and are certainly going to have nonstandard anatomy on ancient breed 4.

Ancient breeds allow us to create dragons faster than modern breeds due to not having to create the time-consuming apparel for them as well as every gene on-site (since they can't crossbreed). This gives us the opportunity to have non-standard anatomy and/or tertiary genes that break the mold because we don't have to worry about conflicting with apparel. Not every ancient is going to have extra limbs or a different body shape; however, many will!

While we won't have non-standard anatomy on this breed, I can assure you that it will feature many line-breaking terts that the ancient breeds have become known for!






Edit: Also, the eye color in the template has nothing to do with the element. Just threw something in there. :)
Status Update
Apr 12, 2020, 17:26:26
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 09:00 - 10:00 Server Time on Monday, April 13. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 17:06:09
LordsofShadow wrote on 2020-04-12 16:59:12:
What ever happened to the new Modern breed though? I've been looking forward to that. Sadly none of these Ancient breeds interest me.

Still in the works. :) We have different artists working on the apparel for that breed, so it'll be some time before it's available. But more modern breeds are definitely something we plan on in the future!
Status Update
Apr 12, 2020, 16:44:06
Site Status | By Undel
There's a new update on our third ancient breed in the dev stream thread here.
Developer Stream Discussion Thread
Apr 12, 2020, 16:43:17
Hello everyone! We had some technical difficulties with recording the stream while offline. Long story short, it was one static frame the entire recording! Whoops!
But here is the end result. We hope to have better luck with future recordings with this new ancient breed!
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Edit: Thanks for the feedback! Here is an updated version that still can't get a trim:
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Keel: A New Tertiary Gene
Apr 09, 2020, 03:13:40
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Colorful scales bloom across the hides of alchemists! Fiona continues to expand her menagerie!





Keel
Keel is a new tertiary gene that causes ridged scales in your dragon's tertiary color to sprout all over the wings and body! This unusual gene was recently discovered over at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew by alchemists level 25 and above!
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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!




Wavecrest Saturnalia Skin Contest

The seventh annual Wavecrest Saturnalia will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Apr 09, 2020, 02:52:41
Site Status | By Undel
The Wavecrest Saturnalia festival honoring the water flight will begin April 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration!
Status Update
Apr 06, 2020, 14:56:20
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Okay Orators!
Status Update
Apr 03, 2020, 06:04:48
Site Status | By Aequorin
Marva's event gift has left Galore's Glorious Gifts but! You can now open your gift and discover its true purpose!
FR Thank you thread <3
Apr 02, 2020, 16:46:25
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For real though, I am glad you all appreciate it. We love the project and we love the community that has come along with it.
Clan Profile/Lair Page Error
Apr 02, 2020, 13:01:32
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the reports @eli105 and everyone,

A potential fix is now live. Please try this again!
Status Update
Apr 02, 2020, 12:28:07
Site Status | By Kaepora
The Which Waystone in now accessible on mobile devices and small screens. In these scenarios, it can be located in the bottom of every page.

Note: it may be necessary to clear browser cache for the WWS to show up on all pages
Stuff The Waystone Says
Apr 01, 2020, 22:23:29
The AI has started commenting occasionally on select baked goods. I don't know where it gets these ideas...
On mobile there is no switch bottom
Apr 01, 2020, 07:06:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @DarkYnx do you see it on mobile now?
Which Waystone PRO Edition
Apr 01, 2020, 06:54:08
EmpyreaSol wrote on 2020-04-01 06:51:23:
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uh staff

What?

@EmpyreaSol
Status Update
Apr 01, 2020, 06:43:01
Site Status | By Aequorin
The Which Waystone PRO Platinum Edition is now live and available for our mobile players!
Which Waystone PRO Edition
Apr 01, 2020, 06:41:17
reshiram5875 wrote on 2020-04-01 06:34:00:
I'm on mobile and the waystone is showing up for me
(This sort of Reminds me of that paperclip ai that Microsoft had that just sat on your screen and gave useless info)

Waystone PRO platinum edition is now live and supports mobile screens.
Which Waystone PRO Edition
Apr 01, 2020, 06:23:23
iiSwizzle wrote on 2020-04-01 06:01:21:
also what about mobile players we don’t got which waystone on the side of our screens

Unfortunately, the Which Waystone has been difficult to implement on mobile from the start (due to the vast complexity of devices and screen sizes) and we're sorry this negatively impacts the experience for some of you.

That being said, we’re actively working on resolving in a temporary way for mobile. We're not certain it will work, given the reason above, but we'll do our best! We want everyone to experience the trial run of the Which Waystone PRO!

@iiSwizzle
Which Waystone PRO Edition
Apr 01, 2020, 05:59:40
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As we race ever toward the technological singularity, we derive more and more support from artificial intelligence in how we work, live, and play. Stormlight Workshop is proud to introduce its own foray into the burgeoning world of AI with the Which Waystone PRO Edition.




Which Waystone PRO Edition

The team here at Flight Rising is always on the lookout for ways to implement new technologies into our game, especially if we feel they can positively augment the player experience.

Today, we're proud to unveil the first of hopefully many companion products: the Which Waystone PRO Edition.

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Leveraging AI

Artifical intelligence—let's face it—is going to rule the world some day. So rather than be hesitant, let's embrace that cold metallic future with open arms!

Which Waystone PRO Edition analyzes the combined playstyles of thousands of Flight Rising players. Combining repeating habits with a proprietary system we're calling Pixel Dragon Personalities, the program will generate quirky, relevant responses to even further guide players in effective ways to play the game.

And don't worry, we've gone to painstaking lengths to verify that at no point will this program ever achieve sentience. For once, mistakes weren't made, and we couldn't be more proud of the result!


Free 24-Hour Trial!

As a lucky member of the Flight Rising community, you have been selected to take part in a free 24-Hour trial of this awesome new program. Upon logging in and visiting pages across the website, you'll find that your original Which Waystone has already been upgraded and will begin interacting with you immediately.

The free trial will end on April 2nd at 06:00 server time, at which time the Which Waystone will revert to the Basic Edition, and you'll need to purchase the PRO Edition at full cost. We'll provide more details on that as long as our digital overlords allow us to.

(NOTE: And don't worry, if you'd rather not participate in the trial, you can always toggle the Which Waystone itself to OFF by visiting the page itself and flipping the switch in the top right corner.)




Marva's Back!

It wouldn't be early April without the illustrious Marva leaving some goodies around Sornieth.

As of this post, all Flight Rising players can visit Galore's Glorious Gifts and pick up a mysterious item. Galore will stop offering this gift on Friday, April 3rd @ 06:00 server time, at which point its true purpose will be revealed, so feel free to investigate its contents in the mean time!

(NOTE: Similar to previous years, this item contains an item that likewise contains the previous item, and will loop infinitely until the date and time listed in the previous paragraph. After that point, whatever item you have in your Hoard will transform its contents into something new.)

Hmm...
Mar 31, 2020, 18:57:43
...is March over already...?

Hmm.
Status Update
Mar 30, 2020, 15:45:57
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Middling Merchants!
400 bad request error?
Mar 30, 2020, 12:27:12
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
clockworkMoose wrote on 2020-03-30 10:23:33:
Ghostery was one of my extensions, although I had turned it off once the 400 errors started, so that's SOMEWHAT concerning that it might have still been causing issues anyways? What's the point of an off button??

I did enable ghostery and then disable the human web checkbox. And then ended up disabling ghostery again because it was messing with pinterest's search bar. But I haven't had any 400 errors since the 27th. Saying that though I'm probably inviting issues now. >x<

I'm going to enable the rest of my extensions again and see if the 400s start popping up again to see if there are any other culprits.

@clockworkMoose Just for information's sake: turning the extension off as a whole from the extensions screen should stop this problem from reoccurring continuously (edit: As should turning off the "Share Human Web data" checkbox based on our limited testing), but we have not verified that pausing Ghostery using its own UI or trusting a site will stop it. Additionally, the cookie "gunk" that builds up during Ghostery use will persist after you turn it off and could leave you running dangerously close to getting a 400 later if cookies are not cleared, although if you clear it once after turning off Ghostery it should be gone for good (assuming Ghostery is the only cause.)

We are not 100% certain there are no other extensions that cause this problem, but we are certain that Ghostery can cause it, because we have been able to reproduce it locally. If you find any other extensions that correlate with this issue, please let us know.

Thank you!
400 bad request error?
Mar 30, 2020, 09:38:37
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @Vark

Sorry you are still having trouble. I am going to need to ask you to help us out with providing some info next time this happens. Can you please do the following when you get a 400 next:
  1. Take a screenshot of what the error page looks like
  2. Note down the time and date including your local time zone
  3. Save a copy of the problematic request to a file
    1. Open the developer tools using F12
    2. Navigate to the Network tab
    3. Try to load another Flight Rising page or refresh the current page. You should get another 400. It should show up in the tab in red as long as "Filter" is empty and either "Doc" or "All" are selected to the right of "Filter".
    4. Right click the request which is showing in red and choose "Copy -> Request Headers," and paste it into a file. (See screenshots below.)
    5. Do not post the request headers into this thread. They contain private session information that should not be posted publicly. You will be sending them via Contact Us in a later step.
    6. (These instructions are for Chrome but I suspect they are similar in Brave.)
  4. Record what IP you are visiting Flight Rising from at that moment using a site like https://httpbin.org/ip or https://www.whatismyip.com/
  5. Send all the above information to us in a Contact Us ticket.
    • Please set the subject line as "Vark 400 errors" or similar so we can find it rapidly.
    • Attach the screenshot and request header file as attachments.
    • The direct link to the current Contact Us form is https://flightrising.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new which should work even if you are getting 400s on Flight Rising.

Screenshots for how to copy the request headers to clipboard:
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You may need to screenshot or otherwise save this information, as this thread will not be available when you are getting 400s on Flight Rising.

I apologize for the involved steps. We had to add specialized logging to diagnose this problem, but it works by IP address due to the nature of this error. Due to VPN usage we cannot anticipate what IP address you will have an error on.
400 bad request error?
Mar 29, 2020, 17:31:56
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Glad to hear it is working now!
400 bad request error?
Mar 29, 2020, 13:43:14
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Rebekah wrote on 2020-03-29 10:29:33:
I'm really bummed to be the person who comes in to say this, but I'm unable to get this to work.

I've disabled the Sharing Human Web Data option on Ghostery, visited the cookie-test site, and cleared all my cookies for Flight Rising, and I still get a 400 Bad request when I try to visit Flight Rising on Chrome (at least, in a regular window, and not in incognito).

@Rebekah Did you get any successful page loads at all after clearing cookies, or have you been stuck on getting 400s both before & after this?

Edit: The reason I ask is that it sounds like it's possible that there are cookies that were still not cleared. We have primarily seen cookies from www1.flightrising.com be the cause, which will show up under a different bucket than flightrising.com in Chrome's settings, so you may have to clear them separately. But it is possible although less likely that there are too-large third party cookies being sent too. The most thorough option would be to clear ALL cookies entirely (making sure to choose "For All Time" in the dialog so you don't just clear recently set ones), but I recognize that can be an interruption as it logs you out from other sites. If it does not resolve after a full cache + cookie clear then it is likely something else and we would have to get some more information about the request being sent by your browser.
Status Update
Mar 29, 2020, 07:10:30
Site Status | By Mutron
Players experiencing unexpected logouts and/or 400 errors who are using Ghostery on a Chrome/Chromium-based browser are recommended to try the workaround described in this thread.
400 bad request error?
Mar 29, 2020, 07:03:22
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
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!
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