Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Extreme lags using buttons
Jul 30, 2021, 21:20:55
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello,
We just a moment ago had another occurrence of the issue that occurred a few days ago, causing long lag times when performing many actions on the site. It lasted for approximately 10 minutes this time. However, were able to catch and fix it quickly and it should be gone now.
Ancients Aren't in BOTE Order??
Jul 30, 2021, 13:16:31
WolfByte wrote on 2021-07-30 12:49:34:
So, the order is probably just a neat coincidence.

Yes.

@Wolfbyte
If its two-head Plague/Nature
Jul 30, 2021, 13:03:02
Hi everyone! All is well. This isn't something you have to worry about

Undel wrote on 2021-07-30 13:00:11:
Regarding "dual element" dragons: It has never been documented that gods work together to produce new dragons... and I can safely say from a developer's standpoint that we wouldn't consider such a thing (if at all) unless every element had two breeds to its name.
Dev Update: Warrior's Way, NotN, & more!
Jul 30, 2021, 13:00:11
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Regarding "dual element" dragons: It has never been documented that gods work together to produce new dragons... and I can safely say from a developer's standpoint that we wouldn't consider such a thing (if at all) unless every element had two breeds to its name.

Regarding reduced apparel colorations: Night of the Nocturne going forward will have less items overall. We still anticipate making several colorations available to our players, but with sets that are more accessory based than 7-8 individual pieces forming one set of garb. Things like crystal balls, enchanted scrolls, haunted daggers, things to attach to the sides of your dragon, and other accessory type items that don't necessitate a large set. (note: these are examples and not a promise of EXACTLY what's coming!)

Dev Update: Warrior's Way, NotN, & more!
Jul 30, 2021, 08:10:26
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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In today's update we'll be talking about an all-new upcoming event, the future of Night of the Nocturne, and more!





Night of the Nocturne Going Forward

Night of the Nocturne is a yearly event revolving around the Nocturne breed, enchantment, and mimicry that takes place at the end of December. It's one of our most popular events and grows every year. At this time, there are nearly 400 items unique to Night of the Nocturne. The number of items exclusive to the event makes this a huge holiday with a significant collection backlog, especially for new players.

The size of this event grows every year with the addition of new content. Between familiars, apparel, scenes, and vistas last year, we added 68 new items! We love that there's new content each year to make Night of the Nocturne an interesting and engaging event for our returning players; but the size of it has become something that's quite incredible and maybe approaching unmanageable for players who haven't been here from the start.

Going forward, we would like to continue to add new items to each year's celebration of NotN, but we would like to have the amount that we add be reduced. (for example, 25 new items each year instead of nearly 70.) We can redirect our event content efforts towards a new event - something that's not quite as stuffed with items from years' of the event's history.

What this means: Night of the Nocturne will continue to run each year and have new items added, but at a slower pace, as the event already has an enormous amount of content.




Introducing: Warrior's Way!

Warrior's Way is a new event calling for warriors, smiths, armorers, and other ferocious, like-minded creatures! Warrior's Way will have its content grow year-over-year, much like Night of the Nocturne does, but with future plans for a new distribution system.

The first annual Warrior's Way will run for 10 days, from August 5th to August 14th 2021, and will take place in the first half of August each year.

For its debut, Warrior's Way will operate with a "Strange Chest" type system, with much of the unique items from this year having a chance to appear inside. They will also be spread across the Marketplace and available through game features like Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. You will be able to participate by fighting new and existing opponents in the coliseum, as well as by performing other daily activities across the site.

NOTE: For future Warrior's Way events, we will likely be changing the item distribution to something more like a trade-in shop, but in order for that to happen we need to finish development on a new type of system that isn't quite ready this year.





Festive Favors & Event Shops

Our team is still continually refactoring Flight Rising's codebase, and the elemental festival shop of Festive Favors is still running on older ("legacy") code. When we refactor this area, we plan to dedicate development time toward creating a flexible system that can be used for a variety of timed shopkeepers, which can be used for new events such as Warrior's Way as well as potentially existing events that could use an update. We don't have an estimated completion time for this type of feature, so expect more information from us next year.




2021

It's been an incredible year so far already, but we hope to continue bringing exciting things to the world of Flight Rising in 2021 and beyond. New features and a new ancient breed are on the horizon for this year. Thank you for sticking with us, and we look forward to continuing to create an even better game with you!
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[Image caption: Image is a gray scale silhouette of an in-progress unreleased dragon breed.]
Status Update
Jul 27, 2021, 12:20:48
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Thundercrack Carnivale!
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 26, 2021, 10:13:50
This thread has been locked, as it needs to undergo a bit of a cleanup. The topic of the thread is the Thundercrack Carnivale. Comments calling out artists, skins, or about anything other than the Thundercrack Carnivale will be removed.

If your comment is removed, you will be notified via private message when we've completed cleanup. Thank you.


Players have been notified on whether or not their comments were removed.

The thread is now unlocked. Stay on topic. If there is a non-emergency issue you feel needs to be brought to our attention, you may do so directly through Contact Us. Thank you.
Status Update
Jul 26, 2021, 04:57:21
Site Status | By Mutron
An issue causing long delays when performing actions on the site has been fixed.
Extreme lags using buttons
Jul 26, 2021, 04:56:40
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

I am sorry for the frustrating lag! We had a failure of one of our internal services last night at approximately 23:15 Server Time. As a result, many actions on the site that relied on that service were timing out before eventually following the fallback path. That particular issue should be corrected now, so please let me know if things seem better. We will be monitoring throughout the day to ensure it does not return.
BAD delays (Pls help)
Jul 26, 2021, 04:56:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all,

I am sorry for the frustrating lag! We had a failure of one of our internal services last night at approximately 23:15 Server Time. As a result, many actions on the site that relied on that service were timing out before eventually following the fallback path. That particular issue should be corrected now, so please let me know if things seem better. We will be monitoring throughout the day to ensure it does not return.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 21:02:00
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hello everyone. The thunderbird skin has been renamed to turbulence at the request of the artist. Thank you. It may take a while for the site's internal cache to catch up to the change.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:55:13
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Hey everyone! I'm going to have to ask that the callouts and arguments surrounding the skin stop now please.

Per our code of conduct: https://flightrising.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005879886-Harassment
Quote:
Call-outs
If your intent is to draw attention to a specific player or group of players because you disagree with them or want to 'shame' them into changing their game-play, it could be considered harassment.

The thread has received a clean-up. Affected parties can contact us through contact us if they have questions or wish to appeal.

Thank you for your understanding. Happy Thundercrack!



Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:19:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
We had to replace one of the entries due to it utilizing (albeit with permission and no ill intent) another IP. Thank you for your patience, and for everyone who submitted skins this year!
Thundercrack Carnivale 2021
Jul 25, 2021, 06:08:44
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Asmo wrote on 2021-07-25 06:03:43:

Static Cling is literally a game on itch.io

https://team-bugulon.itch.io/static-cling


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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're looking into it now!
Flaunt and Flare
Jul 23, 2021, 21:16:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
Nerilka wrote on 2021-07-23 21:15:10:
@Undel
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A riot of color, Flaunt and Flare are new primary and secondary genes that can be brewed by aspiring alchemists across the land and sea! These genes can be purchased in the treasure marketplace.

So are these the first genes that can be both brewed and bought in the treasure marketplace?

Just treasure marketplace, haha. My apologies, I edited poorly. We will slot a different gene into baldwin in the future~~~~
Flaunt and Flare
Jul 23, 2021, 21:09:48
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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A new modern gene for your dragons to flaunt!





Flaunt & Flare
A riot of color, Flaunt and Flare are new primary and secondary genes! These genes can be purchased in the treasure marketplace.
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Obelisk Encyclopedia Entry

The entry for the Obelisk breed has been added to the encyclopedia. It took a few weeks for the other dragons to get a good picture of what their new kin were like, but they now have a better understanding of some of the more common behaviors!
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Status Update
Jul 19, 2021, 13:25:56
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Harvest Ready!
Status Update
Jul 19, 2021, 08:40:16
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:00 Server Time on Wednesday, July 21. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Harvest Apparel
Jul 14, 2021, 22:55:49
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
We are going to get an obelisk encyclopedia entry very soon. Apologies on the delay. We're looking at next update!
Harvest Apparel
Jul 14, 2021, 22:51:09
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Festive grapes and robes are here for the dragons to revel in!





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


Golden Harvest Celebration


Viridescent Harvest Celebrat


Indigo Harvest Celebration


The new vermilion harvest finery has a chance to drop from enemies in the Waterway venue in the coliseum.


Vermilion Harvest Celebratio

The hazel harvest finery may be bartered for from Swipp and his clan. Just one trade will yield two pieces of random apparel from the set!


Hazel Harvest Celebration





Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest

The ninth annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 25th, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Status Update
Jul 14, 2021, 13:31:10
Site Status | By Undel
The ninth annual Thundercrack Carnival will begin July 25th and we're having a skin and accent contest in celebration honoring the Lightning Flight!
How was your weekend?
Jul 13, 2021, 07:50:32
FallenAngel wrote on 2021-07-12 13:53:43:
How about you?

Taking some time to breathe, back-end work, that sort of thing. The first six months of this year were quite busy for us!

@FallenAngel
How was your weekend?
Jul 12, 2021, 13:52:50
And how's your Monday? Any big pixel dragon plans for this week?
Status Update
Jul 12, 2021, 12:52:58
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Fun in the Sun!
hi y'all i am LIVID
Jul 12, 2021, 08:13:24
RNG can be brutal sometimes.
FR Unpopular Opinion
Jul 08, 2021, 14:29:43
Thread's locked.

"Unpopular opinion" threads are negative by design and eventually (or already have) head in the direction of targeting how other players enjoy the game. That's not an unpopular opinion, it's a passive aggressive or low-key personal attack, and that's not okay.
Status Update
Jul 06, 2021, 13:42:42
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Scene Matching!
Status Update
Jul 02, 2021, 21:53:58
Site Status | By Mutron
Newly purchased gem delivery is currently experiencing delays for some players purchasing through PayPal. We are working to expedite gem deliveries as best we can. As always, if your gems do not arrive after 24 hours, please submit a ticket using Contact Us.
yikes
Jul 02, 2021, 14:21:40
Hi everyone, take a deep breath—the image is fake.

Please don't troll your fellow players by posting images manipulated with editing software, of exalted dragons with traits the community holds in high value, and in a manner that suggest or implies the image is real.

It falls under the definition of trolling, for posting for shock value or to elicit emotional or negative responses, and it's not okay. For that reason, the thread is now locked. Thank you for understanding.
pulsating adverts
Jul 02, 2021, 13:24:10
Hi @HaloJones! I'm sorry to hear you've had this experience! If you're being served an ad that's negatively impacting your Flight Rising experience, please report it in the Advertising Report Thread 2.0. From there our advertising partner, @hiveworks, can investigate the issue.
Status Update
Jun 28, 2021, 09:09:41
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Brightshine Jubilee!
Obelisk Encyclopedia?
Jun 26, 2021, 10:31:59
Next non-holiday update should have some encyclopedia updates. :)
BIG gap between widgets and buttons
Jun 24, 2021, 17:55:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report. The additional padding was not intended on nesting screens. The bug should now be fixed.

The padding on the gathering screen is intended. It keeps the buttons from jumping around due to randomly dropped bonus items during sitewide campaigns, micro holidays, and other special events.

If you have suggestions to improve the gathering page, please post that in the suggestions forum.

Your suggestions will be particularly helpful as we continue the sitewide redesign that has already revamped Dragon Profiles, Hoard, the Marketplace, and more!
Why do the Devs…
Jun 23, 2021, 08:04:21
zavodiila wrote on 2021-06-23 07:54:58:
From what I understand a lot of the dragons they have are for tests.

These are our staff accounts and our dragons are often used for testing.
Status Update
Jun 22, 2021, 00:03:37
Site Status | By Kaepora
It is now possible to view some of the most recent Game Database comments in a chronological list.
Devs doing okay?
Jun 21, 2021, 15:36:49
We're fine, folks! The first chunk of this year was really busy for our team, so we're doin' a little work/life balance here and there now that we're on the other side of the anniversary and newest modern breed.

Also I just had a baby three weeks ago, lol
Oilbelisk
Jun 21, 2021, 15:26:02
wow this is very cool
Sunparched Prowl 2021
Jun 19, 2021, 23:30:01
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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The herds are on the move and their numbers are exploding. Novice and expert hunters alike will have an easy time scoring game if they stick to tall grasses and rocky outcrops.




Sunparched Prowl, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, June 17th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, June 21st (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of boosts!


Bountiful Battles

For the duration of Sunparched Prowl, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop meat food items in addition to their normal loot. Other site activities such as gathering, breeding, bonding, brewing, and visiting some of the trading post dragons will also yield a chance at meat! Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on shanks, flanks, ribs, haunches, steaks, and more to keep them satisfied until the autumn.


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!


Take Care in the Tall Grass

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the burgeoning herds and expanding flocks. As the savannas, forests, and tundras play host to many more hooves than usual, calculating cats join the prowl. A couple species of wildcat use their expert eyes and noses to track small and large game alike. For the duration of Sunparched Prowl, these clever familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Hunting. Once the herds numbers have been responsibly culled, they'll go back into hiding, but there's always a chance you may run into one or two while Hunting.

This year we have a new scene that has a chance to drop in the coliseum and many other site-related activities.
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[microfest] exalting dragons now :(
Jun 18, 2021, 09:50:41
AlmightyAmu wrote on 2021-06-17 21:03:38:
Listen as soon as they leave the clan, the leftovers they've been keeping in the refrigerator are forfeit


Sounds about right



@AlmightyAmu
Status Update
Jun 17, 2021, 11:20:28
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Obelisk Dragons!
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