Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Coliseum Skin Contest 2020 Winners
Dec 19, 2020, 06:31:35
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hooperosa wrote on 2020-12-19 06:28:17:
Hello, I'm honored my entry for tundra males (wolpertinger) has won, but it's designed by me, not by LeafeonWarrior ^^'

Apologies! It should now be corrected, but it may take up to an hour for the site's internal cache to update the tooltips it displays.
Live-ish Update
Dec 19, 2020, 06:26:13
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Ah. Looks like it may not have been saved at 350x350. I'll take a look at it after I get the last skin up! Thanks for the catch!
Status Update
Dec 19, 2020, 06:05:10
Site Status | By Undel
Scroll of Renaming now has a chance to drop from Coliseum Venues levels 16+.
Live-ish Update
Dec 19, 2020, 01:10:14
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Apologies for the delay. Yes, Night of the Nocturne prep and life got in the way a bit, but everything is fine! THank you for you for thinking of us!
Advertising Report Thread 2.0
Dec 17, 2020, 12:44:21
Thanks very much for the recent reports - we're looking into this right now.
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 13:57:18
@Saddi, @Norayna0ekoa, in general with questions, I should call attention to the disclaimers about Ask the Team:

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Ask the Team Answers

Questions submitted to us through the "Ask the Team" category will be answered in our Community Updates.

Note: While we won't be able to answer every question sent to us, all questions are documented for the Flight Rising team to review, both now and in the future.


As Always

We don't provide estimated release dates, privileged information, or discuss account actions with third-parties.

What this means is that some questions may not have an answer or an answer we're able to share at the time it's asked.

Norayna0ekoa, if you have a question about the rules or policies themselves, the 'Ask the Team' category on the webform is not the category to use. Use the 'Other' category for the time being and clearly title your ticket.

Saddi, that's...a lot of questions! As far as an answer goes, if you have two document pages of text, your first instinct to bundle related questions is a good one to follow. You'll receive automated replies confirming receipt and your questions will be documented for future review.
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 11:00:39
@Mithrel, @EarthTiger, the items have been updated and are now dropping as intended! Our apologies for the confusion!

@Serpentinite, the awards are going out as I type!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:59:30
EarthTiger wrote on 2020-12-16 09:54:36:
Aequorin wrote on 2020-12-16 09:53:39:
mithrel wrote on 2020-12-16 09:47:54:
@/Aequorin Are the items from the caption contest now dropping? It still says it's not possible to acquire Sapphires in the DB last I checked.

@/Mithrel, they should be? Lemme check!

Was just about to ask this as well, hoping it's just the database being slow!

@EarthTiger, they are not dropping and I'm calling in reinforcements to make it so. Very sorry for the confusion!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:53:39
Serpentinite wrote on 2020-12-16 09:18:48:
Ahhhhhhh omg thank you so much!!

@Natron Oh no you're right, thanks for pointing that out! English is not my first language so I would probably never see it

It's okay, @Serpentinite! I looked at your entry multiple times and every time I read "corundum," soooooo...


mithrel wrote on 2020-12-16 09:47:54:
@/Aequorin Are the items from the caption contest now dropping? It still says it's not possible to acquire Sapphires in the DB last I checked.

@Mithrel, they should be? Lemme check!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 09:17:58
Natron wrote on 2020-12-16 09:13:21:
@aeuqorin I am genuinely curious about Sapphire's caption - it's supposed to be Corundum, not Condurum.

@Natron, it's a spelling error. Thank you for catching it!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 08:43:28
Gannet wrote on 2020-12-16 08:41:08:
Congrats to all the winners!! (And thanks to staff for choosing my entry, even if my name is misspelled!) (Also good to get some good old ridgeback lore, fillet knives equipped 24/7)

@Gannet, this is fixed! My apologies for that!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 08:15:29
The items' captions will take a bit longer to update when viewed in the forums, but you can see the captions right now in the Game Database!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 08:13:50
Hello everyone! Please remember to stay on topic. Suggestions should be posted in the Suggestions Forum and questions or feedback regarding our Rules & Policies should be directed to the team through Contact Us. Thank you!
Community Update, December 2020
Dec 16, 2020, 08:12:20
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In today's update, a veteran moderator returns! We also have the Item Caption Contest winners and many answers to your many questions in Ask the Team. This is a big update, so pull up a seat, refill your coffee, tea, or water, and settle in!

Click here to read more!




Welcome back, Alphaeon!

We're excited to welcome back a veteran volunteer moderator—@Alphaeon!
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Alphaeon's also a veteran moderator of the Bug Reports forum and you might see this blue and gold macaw flying about there from time to time! Please give a warm welcome (or welcome back) to the newest member of the volunteer moderator squad!



Item Caption Contest 7

In our last Community Update we announced the Item Caption Contest and now—a couple thousand entries later—the results are in! The winners are credited in the tooltip of the item, and they'll receive a copy of the item they wrote for, the writer's vista applied to their account, and 1000 gems.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!







(There's a bit of a delay with the captions in the forums, but you can read them in the Game Database!)



Ask the Team

Do you have a burning question about Flight Rising lore that hasn't been addressed yet? Are you curious about our development process or philosophy? Maybe you're interested in learning more about the game itself?

If you do, send us a message through Contact Us using the category Ask the Team!
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How It Works
  1. Navigate to our Contact Us webform.
  2. Select the "Ask the Team" category in the dropdown menu.
  3. Fill out the required fields, including your question.
  4. Submit your completed webform.

You will receive an automated reply confirming receipt of your question. When you use the "Ask the Team" category your question is tagged for the team to review.


Ask the Team Answers

Questions submitted to us through the "Ask the Team" category will be answered in our Community Updates.

Note: While we won't be able to answer every question sent to us, all questions are documented for the Flight Rising team to review, both now and in the future.


As Always

We don't provide estimated release dates, privileged information, or discuss account actions with third-parties.

We understand there may be a preference for the weekly/bi-monthly stickied thread. Our goal with this new format (Contact Us webform category and answers in Community Updates) is to answer more than a small (and rushed) handful of questions at a time.

Now on to your questions!



Lore
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Hello! A question popped into my mind while I was looking at unhatched eggs. The items can be freely transferred between players of different flights, but in-universe: once an egg has been laid and absorbed enough magic to have a clear element, can it be transported to other elemental regions without rotting/etc or would it be too affected by the change in magic for that to be safely done?

The direct lore answer to your question is that the egg would survive and simply retain its element, shielded magically by its outer shell.

The development lore answer that removing the old egg rot mechanic was part of our choice to make all dragon eggs a bit more hardy and magically robust in nature. It's also part of the reason why we created things like Nocturne, Bogsneak, and Banescale eggs in addition to the unhatched elemental ones.
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Plague dragons are all about survival and it's been said before that they wouldn't cure a sick dragon's illness because they believe the dragon should fight the infection themselves. Does this apply to all forms of medicine/care in Plague flights? Do Plague clans have doctors/healers that provide supportive care for injuries and illness?

Plague healers are an interesting bunch because rather than administer treatments that counter illness, they use a mixture of magic and contagion that stress the affected dragon further, allowing them to reach a stronger, healed, and resistant state faster than other elements. Plague healers will treat physical injuries with sutures, bandages, and braces, but they won't clean the wounds or apply ointments.
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is there any detailed lore information out there on miths? a lot of them seem to be connected to lightning in particular, is that more of a coincidence or deliberate? how tiny are they? i just LOVE miths id love to hear anything else on them!!!

There's something to be said here about moths being attracted to electrical light sources...
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Can we expect to see anything new relating to Talona and the beastclan alliance anytime soon? I feel as though that's a segment of the site's lore that doesn't really get touched on all that much, and while I totally understand why (I imagine BOTE related stuff is probably the main priority in terms of lore right now), I would still like to know if there are any plans for it.

No immediate plans or events, but it's possible we'll be fleshing out Talona and her followers in the future a bit down further down the line.
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If courier dragons, like Edgar, Spitfire, and Pearl, are not members of the flights and don't owe any allegiance to the flights, then how were they created? Did they exist during the time where Ancients were created by the deities? Were they just conveniently around to help clans?


Hello! I was wondering if there was any information on the courier dragons, specifically where they came from, who they are, what they are like, and if they are all the same species and more specifically if said species has a name. I love the NPCs on FR, they really feel like a family, and I don’t know if there’s any info on the three little pals! Thank you so much for you time!

While the elemental flights are incredibly important to the overall lore and gameplay for Flight Rising, there are many, many dragons that may have "hatched into" their origin element, but have since eschewed banners and exercise no allegience. While not uncommon, how these free agent dragons are regarded differs from clan-to-clan. The couriers were likely some of the first to strike out on their own, and did so en masse!
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I noticed while drawing one of my Ridgebacks that the females have a super long claw on their hands and feet. What's this used for, and why don't the males have it? Thanks!

Males have these long claws as well! They're used to disembowel prey and can fold neatly back out of the way when burrowing.
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Rocs are said to be "bigger than a dragon" in one of the item descriptions, and Fiona's isn't that much bigger than her own small size (comparatively), so does that mean hers is a young roc? I imagine the size wouldn't be noteworthy enough to put on a description if it meant 'any' dragon due to the size of faes and spirals!

Prudence is an adult Roc, but is much smaller than average—how could such a delicate flower survive on her own!? Fiona simply had to take her in! There's absolutely no way such a defenseless jewel would have been able to fend for herself in the wild!
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I love the NPCs and wanted to know more about them so I was hoping if I could ask some questions about them!
Where does Joxar go in between festivals? How does he get the familiars and apparel?

How did everyone at the Trading Post meet? Are they all friends or are they just colleagues?

If Pipp and Tripp are Swipp’s children, what happened to their mom?

How long have Tomo and Scribbles known each other? Are they in a relationship?
  1. Joxar is so enthusiastic about festivals that he spends just about every waking moment between preparing for the next one.
  2. The Trading Post is a collaborative meeting space for Sornieth's most prolific hawkers and merchants, but the 'post' itself is uprooted every so often and the entire company moves to another location to reach new customers. At each new location, there's a chance a new dragon will join the roving caravan. And sometimes the group will set up shop in the mountains, beaches, or valleys where no roads exist and part of why we can't call it the Crossroads in canon!
  3. Pipp and Tripp are caravan orphans, adopted by Swipp during his travels. Their adoptive mother is off finding new merchandise and deals from far and wide! They see her serveral times yearly, but she isn't a large a figure in their life as their father and the other denizens of the Trading Post are.
  4. Tomo and Scribbles have been companions for a long, long time, and only Scribbles probably remembers just how long. They're steadfast friends!
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I've always wondered about a specific detail about Nocturnes when I noticed this flavor text. On the Mirror item, it states that Nocturnes often "have trouble seeing themselves within the scratched glass". Do Nocturnes not have the ability to see their reflections in any mirror, or is that coincidentally the only mirror they can't see themselves in?

This was mostly a vampire joke, considering Nocturne dragons are very bat-like in appearance. But we suppose that would extend to other reflective surfaces as well!
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How exactly does the goop dripping from Shadowbinder's body work? Does it spill forever? Does it leave a trail on the ground? Is it only in the artwork? Same with shadow primal.

The liquid shadows falling from Shadowbinder's body are produced constantly, and do linger for decades unless countered by direct intervention from Lightweaver.

The shadow primal eyes are a lesser manifestation than Shadowbinder's, and linger only for a few moments before dissipating.
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I've been dying to know forever :( Does she [Flamecaller] walk on two legs or four? She's obviously rearing in her on-site art, but it doesn't betray her normal stance.

She can assume both gaits, though is slightly faster on all fours. This doesn't matter much, as on the occassions where she requires swiftness, she'll fly.
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So... I never really though about dragon adolescence, mainly because we only have a hatchling phase and a dragon phase.... But recently it struck me that the dragons still seemed to grow in size even after turning adult for a while.

So, I was left with a few questions. How long does it take for them to adhere adult size? Does it change by species? Does it alter their behavior? Do they learn how to fly only when they are adolescent or already as a baby? Also... do they consider this adolescence or just a last phase of growth?

Sorry for the many questions and thanks for taking a look anyway :)

Dragons reach their final adult proportions by the time their very first (e.g. from birth) breeding cooldown has expired.
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In the lore, it says that Gaoler are expected to join an Order once they come of age, lest be seen as only a child. The problem is, 4/5 of these orders aren't able to leave the Fortress of Ends. How does this work for Gaoler outside of the Southern Icefield? Are they all seekers? Or is the culture different now that the Gaoler have begun to wander?

When the Icewarden sealed away the gaolers, the Orders basically calcified. The only gaolers not currently re-evaluating their social structure as it pertains to modern Sornieth are the Overseers and the Sentinels. Failure is not an option for these Orders as the consequences would be far-reaching. Whatever changes are made within their home territory will be built around providing continued support for the Overseers and Sentinels.
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Hello! I was wondering what happened to Garote, Liefa and Yunoga after the story "The Seed and The Sickness" from Bounty of the Elements? Is Garote okay? Did he survive? And about Liefa: was the First Seed contained? What did Yunoga's note mean??? (Thanks in advance~)

You'll have to wait and see!
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In the lore story Ancient Fascinations several dragons of a clan go missing, and as of right now there is no resolution to the story. Are we going to learn what happens at some point? I'm not asking for any sort of release date, I just want to know if we'll get that resolution.
https://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=97

Yes.
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How would Breed-change scrolls and similar items work on Emperor Dragons lore-wise? Would they even work at all?

Emperor dragons are no longer living dragons. Scrolls work on dragons who are alive and are also active on Sornieth. Dragons who are alive but have attained exaltment in service to their elemental deity are also not eligible.
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Roughly how many dragons exalted to the Icewarden are set to the task of combing his paw fur? I'd imagine it'd get very tangled very quickly without proper maintenance!

If we tried to answer this question, we'd be here all week counting the many dragons and their many fine toothed combs.
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Development
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Hello, I just wanted to ask about the recent festival familiar, as I'm very curious what the answer is! I wanted to know what your idea behind making the Burning Virgo a serthis? Was there a connection or a reference you wanted to convey? I made a forum post about this but someone has informed me I should have contacted you through here instead. I apologize! I await to hear from you, and as always thank you for making such wonderful content year round!

Generally, the question we ask ourselves every time we start creating new creatures or areas is: does this look like it would fit within the world of Flight Rising? In this case, a Serthis just felt like it made sense for Sornieth.
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hello! there was a poll a while ago about flight rising merch, specifically enamel pins, and the choices were between deity busts, deity chibis and elemental symbols. is there a plan to release any of those in future?

We're still working on merch behind-the-scenes but don't have any major updates ready to share. Thanks for taking interest!
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Hello! I adore Flight Rising's art style and, as an artist myself, have always been curious about the process behind its various art assets. Is there any chance we could have a little glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes, like with designing apparel/familiars, or creating genes? Or maybe how the coliseum enemy sprites are animated? Thanks for your time!

One of the things that's special about our team is that we bring a lot of different styles and workflows together to make the game. I think we'd love to start exploring sharing some of that with you in our official Dev Stream, so keep an eye out for announcements about that in the future.
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How does the Game Database determine the Gene Color matching? It's a great tool but the colors seem to be pretty hit-or-miss, like the Red-Winged Owlcat which only has blacks and browns listed, and not a single red or orange.

Since this is a pretty technical question, we went right to the source and got an answer from @Kaepora. Here's what he had to say:

Since artwork rarely contains an exact gene color, every pixel in an image is evaluated for a closest match, as calculated by comparing the amount of red, green, and blue in the color. As long as the match isn’t too far off, that gene color gets 1 point. In the end, the gene colors with the most points are listed, others get cut.

The Red-Winged Owlcat is an interesting example. If you look quite closely, there isn’t really that much red! The “red” areas are full of wildly shifting yellows, oranges, and (in the shadows) browns. Sable is actually the most prominent color in that area due to shadows on the back wing, but our eyes think of it as orange/red because we know it’s in shadow.

Hopefully this explains why some results are counter-intuitive, even though they are calculated in a standard way.
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I was rewatching some of the old YouTube videos on the FR channel and came across the skin tutorial and how it all works and now I'm wondering, did the team ever think that skins and accents would turn out the way they do now with all the funky and interesting designs and that they'd be such a popular part of the site?

Skins, quite honestly, took us by surprise. We knew that there would be a legion of talented artists joining Flight Rising, but the community that sprung up around creators has been amazing to see.
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So I can guess you probably have been asked this before but I searched around and couldn't find any information about this.

So I'm just curious but is there a way that I could get custom dragons?

This is a suggestion and request we hear often. Flight Rising is a virtual pet simulator with breeding as the core mechanic. A custom dragon creator bypasses the breeding mechanic entirely. We realize that it's fun to customize dream dragons though, so we created the Scrying Workshops Predict Morphology feature to allow you to dream up the best dragons possible!
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So recently i began to focus more on my clan’s lore and wanted to make an evil clan to oppose my own clan. Though it is only early stages, one idea i had was for them to be a cult-clan. Not just your usual standing around in robes deal, but sacrifices and worshipping an evil being.

The sacrifices wont be in much detail of course and there wont be any unnecessary torture elements to it and vague mentions of gore- but i just wanted to make sure this idea is okay for flight rising? If not i can think of something else, maybe even still cult related but not as dark!

Any references to violence or gore in player-generated content posted on our site must be in line with our existing lore:
Any reference to violence or injury must be in line with existing Flight Rising lore. Content focused on slavery, child abuse, excessive violence/gore, or communicates intent to commit a real-life act of violence is not allowed.

This also includes using dragon names, account names, dragon biographies, clan profiles, clan broadcasts to promote or display information like the above, up to and including real world tragedies, criminals, and genocide. (2019-08-23)
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I know that you aren't giving ETAs for features or things like that, I'm just wondering if Adventure mode is still planned or if it has been scrapped. If it is still planned can you give us any more details about it

Adventure Mode (or whatever we ultimately call it) is currently in the very early stages of development, and has absolutely not been scrapped. One thing we'd like the community to know is that there are a vast array of moving parts to Adventure Mode and it actually requires a lot of internal tool development as well, so the work is slow-going. The feature will not only be an additional regular activity on the website, but a progression of Flight Rising's ongoing story. Our team (comprised of folks all over the country) got together for a team summit one weekend last fall (2019) to really dig into the backbone of the story and framework we wanted to build so we can plan for the longterm. It's a large undertaking!

It's still too early for us to share very much, but a lot of your lore-related questions (as well as some of our open cliffhangers) stand to be addressed in the addition of this feature.
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In the hover over for the tattertail chicks it states ""eat this before it eats you""

Does this mean tattertail chicks are large or does this mean that tattertail chicks are an army of tiny meat eaters willing to nibble at dragons? I must know.

Om nom nom nom!
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Would the Flight Rising team ever consider adding features to cancel or prevent breeding dragons?

We used to have a mechanic like that! Egg Rot was deeply unpopular, so away it went.

We don't have plans to implement a way to cancel or discard nests given the random nature of nests. We added a pop-up modal asking players if they're sure they want to breed two dragons before the nest is laid to prevent accidental nests.
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How would one go about getting a job on the flight rising team? What are your qualifications and recommended experience?

By keeping an eye on our Employment Opportunities page! While requirements may vary from position to position, all applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to work in or contract to the United States, and have job experience or a portfolio relevant to the position they're applying for.
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Hi,
What is your policy on writing Flight Rising fanfiction?
Thanks!

Who here hasn't written a little blurb (or a lot!) of fanfiction?

Seriously though, fan fiction is just that—fan fiction. We ask players don't post anything on our site that violates our Terms of Use or Rules & Policies and that you don't monetize fan fiction that uses our IP. We retain all rights to our IP, copyright, and trademark.
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What was the biggest obstacle for you guys during the early years of Flight Rising? How did you get over the obstacle? Now that you have more experience under your belt, do you think you would have handled that obstacle diffierently, with hindsight and, again, more experience at hand?

Like a lot of startups, Stormlight Workshop began pretty small. In the early days, team members wore a dozens of hats and had to be extremely flexible to the different needs a blossoming project demanded. Thankfully, we've been successful enough to expand the team and allow people to specialize into roles they are particularly adept at. Division of responsibilities and delegation have been a huge boon to Flight Rising as it continues into its 8th year, and given many of us the peace of mind to contribute to its ongoing growth with a lot more certainty and deliberation.
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I’m kinda dying of curiosity over here because I am wondering who names all the images you use for announcements. Is it one of you devs? Or is it just someone you work with, with no site presence?

We name them!
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I'm interested in applying to be a volunteer moderator!

We have a page in the Knowledge Base for that!
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When artists share fanwork of Flight Rising, does the social media team mind if the artists tag the Flight Rising social media accounts in their postings? I want to effectively promote and credit the site, but I do not want to cause any grief to the social media account’s notifications (which is a common occurrence on twitter if an account is tagged). I also do not want to negatively interfere with the SM team’s work.

Tag away! Thank you for the consideration, but please, feel free to tag the account when you're sharing your fan art. And if you use #FRFanArt when you post your fan art, it could be retweeted, reblogged, or spotlit in a Community Update.



That's it for today's update! The FRFanArt Spotlight will return in our next Community Update, which will also spotlight the player run elemental festival events!
Status Update
Dec 15, 2020, 13:04:52
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
Dec 14, 2020, 13:18:53
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Nocturne Dragons!
Frigidfin Expedition 2020
Dec 10, 2020, 06:14:01
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Kindryte wrote on 2020-12-10 06:09:20:
Undel wrote on 2020-12-10 05:59:52:
We haven't yet made the decision of whether or not we'll add similar items into subsequent micro-holidays (like the upcoming Springswarm 2020).
Don't you mean 'springswarm 2021'?

Oh. I forgot that 2020 has to end at some point. It will end, right?

(Corrected! Thanks for pointing it out!)
Frigidfin Expedition 2020
Dec 10, 2020, 05:59:52
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Another chilling winter is about to howl across the realm and dragons everywhere are taking advantage of an unusually bountiful fishing season!




The Frigidfin Expedition, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, December 10th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, December 14th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!


Bountiful Battles

For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop seafood items in addition to their normal loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on fishes, clams, sharks, sponges, corals, snails, shrimp and more to feed them through the winter.


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!


Furry Fishers

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the prosperous fishing season. As the oceans, lakes, and rivers teem with life, enterprising critters rush the shores. A few unique species of beaver capitalize on this seafood surge, catching fish not only for themselves, but as currency in a primitive barter system with waterfaring dragon clans. For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, these toothy familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Fishing. Once the expedition has concluded, they'll go back into hiding, but may run into one or two while Fishing.
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NOTICE: Experimental Item

As we continue to improve the backend functionality of the site and refactor its codebase, we're also taking the time to improve some of the tools we use to implement content.

Recently, we did a major overhaul to our item system to include better support for containers that have the potential to drop a random assortment of a defined pool of items. We plan to use this system for the Strange Chest that drops during Night of the Nocturne, and for other items with similar functionality which takes a few more fairly engineer-heavy processes and places them into the hands of our content creation team.

(NOTE: Right now, we're building this system to replicate/replace the functionality of items that exist and behave that way already, and provide support for similar items in the future should we need it. There is no current plan to make random contents chests a huge focus going forward.)

To test-drive this new chest functionality, you may see the following item during Frigidfin Expedition:


This item will rarely drop during Frigidfin and has a chance to drop a small, randomized set of common seafood items that already exist. We want to stress that this is our public way of testing a system and there isn't inherently anything special about this item, but it will allow us to make sure the system works in a fairly low-risk environment.

If everything works out, great! If it doesn't, then we gained some valuable information ahead of Night of the Nocturne and can make sure everything works before then. We haven't yet made the decision of whether or not we'll add similar items into subsequent micro-holidays (like the upcoming Springswarm 2021).

Should you encounter any issues with this item after finding it and trying to open it, please let us know in the Bug Report Forums.



Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Right on schedule, the seasons are here to usher us into a new phase of the year. Right after rollover on December 21, autumn-themed items will cycle out of the Marketplace and winter-themed items will cycle in!



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December 20 - January 3

The mischievous Nocturne dragons return for their annual fortnight of mayhem. Strange and whimsical creatures and items will start appearing all over Sornieth. Get your hands on apparel, vistas, and familiars specifically unique to this event!

It's also the only part of the year where you can obtain Breed Change: Nocturne and Unhatched Nocturne Egg!
Wow...
Dec 09, 2020, 12:42:47
Pyramids wrote on 2020-12-09 10:10:50:
I just found my first toxic user....

@Pyramids, you can add a player to your block list by visiting their profile and clicking on this icon at the bottom right of the right hand column, below the Friends section:
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On a general note, we strongly recommend that when a player want to avoid interacting with another player they should use the block list feature, not post about it in the forums.
Live-ish Update
Dec 09, 2020, 10:34:24
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
All the skins that have been added so far are dropping. We had a change of plans from the original contest, so they're all being added at once rather than slowly over time. If it's up here in the thread, it's currently a possibility of dropping!

(though these are rare drops, so not something I'd recommend hunting, more something that may be a happy surprise to coliseum battling you're doing anyway!)


Just a few more skins to go and we'll be all set!
Live-ish Update
Dec 09, 2020, 07:48:45
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
mithrel wrote on 2020-12-09 07:27:27:
@Undel The Sparksylph skin has a typo.

Thanks for finding this! It should be corrected, though it may take up to an hour for the site's internal tooltip cache to catch up.
Status Update
Dec 08, 2020, 18:12:57
Site Status | By Mutron
PayPal gem purchases are tentatively enabled again. We will be monitoring to see if errors continue to occur. As always, please send a Contact Us ticket if gems do not arrive within 24 hours of purchase.
Exalt pillars are broken
Dec 08, 2020, 16:32:37
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report!

You should now be able to see the entire exalt pillar after reloading the page. If it still shows up incorrectly, you may need to clear your browser's cache to force it to pull up the fixed page.
Exalt pillars are broken
Dec 08, 2020, 16:13:57
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Xhaztol
We're looking into this - thanks!
Status Update
Dec 08, 2020, 16:02:31
Site Status | By Mutron
PayPal gem purchases are temporarily disabled due to intermittent technical issues on PayPal's end. If you received an error message during a purchase recently, please rest assured that you will either receive your gems or you will not be charged. Credit Card gem purchases remain unaffected.
Glittering Geode not dropping
Dec 08, 2020, 05:22:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
It got toggled to inactive somehow. Our apologies! This should be dropping now.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 22:44:02
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Elsycl wrote on 2020-12-07 22:42:13:
none of the skins have ids

They're considered site skins, so they have a different designation internally, so you can't look them up by artist ID.
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 18:38:19
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'll be away for a small break while I get ready for the day. We will be back later with more skins tonight! Thanks to everyone for participating in this skin contest! The entries are amazing!
Hunger Incremented Slower Than Usual
Dec 07, 2020, 18:37:43
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @quinnelope -- Thanks for the report. I think this is a side effect of us feeding players' dragons after the maintenance ended today. Since even dragons on inactive accounts were fed, we have many more dragons to "tick down" now than previous to the maintenance. The time it takes should eventually normalize again with time!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 17:20:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
I'm all done sleeping and will be resuming the update throughout the night. :)
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 13:33:01
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@Lutnik We found the root cause of the problem and we ended up having to restart the game again. It should be good to go now! Thanks for the heads up, regardless!
Status Update
Dec 07, 2020, 13:32:00
Site Status | By Mutron
Runestones of the Arcanist, Shock Switch, Jigsaw and Tidal Trouble had to be restarted due to a misconfiguration. We apologize for the interruption to in-progress games.
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 12:38:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@LLHBBB @Lutnik @Ruirik I think this is fixed for the time being, but let me know if it stops working again. Thanks for the reports!
can't log onto tidal trouble
Dec 07, 2020, 12:31:29
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Thanks for the report, we are looking into it!
swiftbrood boon error?
Dec 07, 2020, 10:12:59
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
@ChekhovsGunman It could be that they were born at different times on the same day -- for Swiftbrood the first cooldown requirement is calculated down to the second rather than rounded to the day. Try again a little later in the day and it should work!
Live-ish Update
Dec 07, 2020, 05:29:04
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
hungryhobbits wrote on 2020-12-07 05:21:18:
when are the winners of the caption contest going to be announced?

In the next community update. Thank you for your patience.
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