Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Friends list offset at zoom-out
Oct 03, 2022, 14:09:26
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @After!

This should now be fixed. Can you refresh the page and confirm?
Clan Profile Bug - Map BBCode
Oct 03, 2022, 14:02:43
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Septim!

The map is working now!

If you want the widget to fit in the bio area, set the width in the BBCode tag to 428.

Thanks!
Profile bug?
Oct 03, 2022, 13:48:09
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report, @aprilraven!

We're going to need some time to figure out what's going on here. This only happens on a subset of skins and accents icons - note that further down your clan bio, other skin icons are working fine. That inconsistency makes tracking down the cause more difficult.

Apparently, bringing up the tooltip for the affected icons makes the screen jump to the nearest alignment tag (left, right, or center).

While you could fix this by removing the center tags you're using, we're looking for a more permanent solution that won't require changing your bio.
Clan Profile bug.
Oct 03, 2022, 09:00:38
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @RipPip

Can you send an updated screenshot of how it looks for you?

The elemental banner should sit slightly above the vista box and be centered with the "Player ID" header, like this.

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Thanks!
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 08:38:31
Thanks for spotting that @RedWillia!

Yes, we’ve decided to remove the birthday information for privacy reasons. Not including it in the announcement post was an oversight on our part and we apologize for any confusion that caused you!

The activity status indicator is not new, but the updated layout has made players more aware of its existence. If you want, you can hide your active status by setting your account visibility to invisible in your Account Settings.
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 08:01:33
mymagicmurderbag wrote on 2022-10-03 07:57:04:
It says you're going to keep working on visual improvements so I'll hold off on judgment about that for now. I do really, really want to turn off the activity indicator. I've stopped using social media and messengers entirely because of the inability to turn that off. It's super invasive and it's nobody's business what I'm doing. The fact that the symbol is an eye is, well. I don't know if it's ironic or if your intention was "we're watching you" or what, but I hate it. D:


@mymagicmurderbag, @Laluzi, go to your Account Settings and look for 'Account Visibility'. Select 'Invisible' and the activity indicator will turn off.
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 07:59:11
Reminder

Aequorin wrote on 2022-10-03 07:19:06:
Hello everyone! If you have feedback or suggestions regarding today's refactor and refresh, remember to post them in the Suggestions Forum. Thank you!
userpage add friend button bug
Oct 03, 2022, 07:58:17
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @DigitalMirage

This is something we will fix in an upcoming QoL update :)
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 07:57:01
harpyja wrote on 2022-10-03 07:53:19:
Oh this is nice! Super excited to see us at the end of refractoring~

Close to the end* (@harpyja)
Activity links to userpage are incorrect
Oct 03, 2022, 07:47:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @astrotheology!

Can you try those same links again to see if they are now working?
Clan Profile Bug (Mobile)
Oct 03, 2022, 07:42:16
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks @DuckWasHere

Glad to hear it fixed itself! We'll keep an eye out for any similar reports that would establish a pattern to the problem.

Thanks!
Clan Activity Bug (Achievments)
Oct 03, 2022, 07:40:31
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @spectralArtist!

This should now be fixed. Can you confirm that the images are showing up for you now?
Clan Profile bug.
Oct 03, 2022, 07:30:20
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @RipPip!

A possible fix is now live. Can you confirm that it's now correct for you?

Thanks!
Clan Profile Bug (Mobile)
Oct 03, 2022, 07:28:02
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @DuckWasHere!

I have not been able to recreate the issue yet, but it may depend on the phone/browser.

Do you see the activity indicator for any players when browsing on your phone? What phone and browser are you using?

Thanks!
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 07:19:06
Hello everyone! If you have feedback or suggestions regarding today's refactor and refresh, remember to post them in the Suggestions Forum. Thank you!
Clan Profile Refactor
Oct 03, 2022, 06:42:51
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We take another step forward in our ongoing efforts to refactor aging portions of Flight Rising's codebase. As of this posting, the Clan Profile has joined other features in being converted.






Another Big Step

As of today's update, the refactored version of the Clan Profile is now live, including its child pages such as the Friends List, Friend Requests, and Recent Activity. With this deployment, the light at the end of the refactor tunnel is very, very bright. While this does not signal the end of technical optimizations and improvements to Flight Rising—we'll always strive to keep the website in prime shape with further tweaks, revamps, and fixes)—today's update is a significant milestone that allows us to place more development emphasis on the future of the game, rather than retreading ground we've already walked.


Refactored? Revamped? ...Refreshed!

As we've mentioned a few times in the past year, we flexed our engineering focus in 2022 to finish out as many of our pending refactor projects by developing direct ports ("one-to-one / 1:1") of the remaining features, rather than elongating the process by revamping them at the same time. That is still the direction we're taking. However, in the case of Clan Profile, we found that there was an opportunity to also refresh the visuals without much extra effort. All of the same functionality exists—nothing new added, nothing removed except birthdates for privacy reasons—but we wanted to make sure that we were polishing the Clan Profile so that it was cohesive with our current site style guide (buttons, text formatting, etc).

So that means you may notice a few things look a bit different:

  • We have vertically expanded the clan info container. Many of you have put a lot of effort into this area, so we thought it would be nice for you to show more of that off before scrolling is necessary.
  • Your current forum vista now displays around your avatar. Forum vistas are cool and represent a lot about your clan's personality, so we decided to put it on the profile as well.
  • Recent Activity has been moved to the right column. We felt that it made a bit more sense for your clan's activity feed to exist in the same column as your recent forum posts. This enabled us to vertically expand the clan info panel, but it also lent itself to seeing a few more of your friends' comments before the page starts scrolling.
  • New/empty profiles do a better job of introducing players to various features of the page. We're always looking for more ways to help new players interact with everything Flight Rising offers, so if you visit your own (or another player's) profile and there is no clan info, an image and text blurb indicate that it can be edited. If there are no friends, comments, forum posts, or activity, subtle placeholder shapes indicate how those portions of the page would look with information in them.
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[Image Caption: Screenshot of a blank clan info page displaying default content. 'Recent Comments' is the sole section in the left column of the screenshot and right column has three sections arranged vertically: 'Recent Forum Posts', 'Kaepora's Friends', and 'Recent Activity'.]

We still have plans to revamp the Clan Profile (continued visual improvements, additional features and quality of life improvements, brand new activities and options), but didn't want to pass up the chance to level-up the visuals of the feature, especially because it didn't require us to make any real major changes or shifts to how it works.

What's Next?

As of this moment, our team is making its first steps into refactoring nests and dragon breeding. As you may have already guessed, the breeding system is the backbone of Flight Rising, so we held off on its refactor until we were nearer to the end and after we had cleared a lot of other hurdles first. Tackling a refactor of breeding is going to be extremely challenging because the systems involved are very complex and there's a lot of risk involved with converting it to the new code standards.

Aside from the breeding system, there are a smattering of smaller, less visible pieces and loose ends to tie up, but we are almost there. Rest assured: we will make sure we take utmost care and work closely together to pull this final big chunk over the finish line!




Edit Log

Corrected an oversight in the post:

All of the same functionality exists (nothing new, nothing removed), but we wanted to make sure that we were polishing the Clan Profile so that it was cohesive with our current site style guide (buttons, text formatting, etc).

is now

All of the same functionality exists—nothing new added, nothing removed except birthdates for privacy reasons—but we wanted to make sure that we were polishing the Clan Profile so that it was cohesive with our current site style guide (buttons, text formatting, etc).
Status Update
Sep 30, 2022, 12:02:50
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 07:00 Server Time on Monday, October 3 to launch the refactored Clan Profile. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Is linking to charities allowed?
Sep 30, 2022, 07:08:15
Forum Post | Help Center | By Aequorin
Hello @hydde!

This does fall under our Religion & Politics Policy. Specifically:

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This policy also includes but is not limited to posting “calls to action” for campaigns or the purpose of proselytizing for a religion in forum threads, clan profiles, dragon biographies, forum signatures, etc

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We do not consider human rights movements to be matters of religion or politics; however, as we’ve noted above, we are simply not equipped to moderate these topics. Threads or discussions about them will be moderated (most likely locked) but the player will not be penalized; the exception to this is if a player repeatedly posts about them after moderation has occurred, they have already been asked to stop, and the player does not stop.

The above would also apply to using our website to solicit real world money donations for organizations as you've described. We're a video game website and not in a position to vet every organization.
About the Beastclans and Dragons…
Sep 28, 2022, 10:13:21
Hello everyone. I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread, but leave it up. It's locked because there's simply no way to discuss this specific concern and feedback without discussing the very real political and religious systems, institutions, and real-world history being referenced. The thread is staying up and visible because the feedback is valid and valuable.

I can't share much right now because this is an ongoing team discussion. What I can share with you today is that these parallels were never our original intent, but regardless of our intent—we do see what many of you see and have called out over the years. The delay between conflict introduction and conflict resolution was never meant to take this long. We made a mistake tying it to Adventure Mode, which has since suffered repeated delays and left this storyline with uncomfortable parallels dangling for too long. We regret this and we apologize.

As some of you have noted in this thread, throughout more recent lore installments, we're guiding Dragons vs Beastclans to a more level conflict, where alliances can be formed and groups work together for a better Sornieth. This is an ongoing team discussion and reflection internally right now, and we hope to give you an update and proper explanation for all of you by the end of 2022.

Thank you all for your valuable feedback on this issue.
Status Update
Sep 26, 2022, 14:56:45
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Starfall Celebration!
Rare Eye Icon on Incorrect Hatchling
Sep 25, 2022, 17:13:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for the report. I showed this to the programming team and this is a legacy page that is currently in the early stages of being refactored. (ie: It's on the old code from the early days of the site. We're completely remaking it on the new, updated code.)

Since the bug is largely harmless, we're going to leave this for now, but have noted down that this is happening. When the refactored nest and hatching pages go live, this issue should be addressed at the same time. Two birds, one stone and all that!

Thanks again. This was a good catch!
Starfall Announcment Incorrect?
Sep 25, 2022, 17:07:41
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
It should be corrected now! Thank you for the report!
[2 holiday currencies] wait-
Sep 25, 2022, 15:50:02
beautifulglitter wrote on 2022-09-23 13:16:36:
I just hope that each currency drops separately and isn't split randomly, e.g. this gathering turn you got crystals, the next dubloons. I think I'm going to hold off on dailies for a bit to scope out the situation just in case

They each have an independent chance to drop. One dropping does not affect the odds of the other dropping.
Seasonal Scene: Autumn
Sep 25, 2022, 15:49:17
Eucyon wrote on 2022-09-25 13:33:16:
Will we see the same scene for this upcoming winter and spring? Like with the tree and the pond, etc. And will this sort of seasonal scene rotation be different every year or the same?

You will see this same scene next year. If we are going to retire something that's not standard (like elemental holiday items) we announce it when there's still time to obtain it.

So you'll see this again next autumn too. :)
Starfall Celebration 2022
Sep 25, 2022, 15:41:36
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
IamNoHere wrote on 2022-09-25 06:14:37:
Not sure if somebody´s pointed out already, but the new Aura apparel´s description sounds like a Fire one, if not the same as Fire Aura´s.

Anyway, the new apparel and familiar look great ^^

edit: Happy Starfall, everyone!


Thank you for the report! This has been corrected!
Owleics wrote on 2022-09-25 06:28:26:
I'm sure this has been pointed out before but i noticed the front page text probably needs updating now that the new skin shop system is in place? the link still takes you through to the treasure market place, just thought it worth pointing out as it may be misleading to those who don't know where to find the skins!
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For the duration of holiday, 12 (twelve) of these skins will be stocking in the Treasure Marketplace

This should be corrected now. I reused an old starfall news template and missed that bit!
mithrel wrote on 2022-09-25 13:17:13:
@Undel Joxar seems to be a bit confused. He's still celebrating Flameforger's in the Spare Inventory.


Orange is his original jacket color. That's him in "his clothing". The flameforger's jacket has flames on it. :)
Status Update
Sep 22, 2022, 13:04:20
Site Status | By Undel
The seasons change: Autumn seasonal items now have a chance to stock in the treasure marketplace from now until December 22, when winter items roll in. There is a new seasonal scene for autumn.
Seasonal Scene: Autumn
Sep 22, 2022, 13:02:35
Seasonal Scenes

Joining our selection of items that changes with the four seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring) a new seasonal scene for Autumn has now been added! This scene is available for purchase in the the Marketplace from September 22 until December, when the winter selection rolls in.

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Haha ive been scammed. Fun.
Sep 22, 2022, 08:38:57
Hello everyone. The reason why we don't allow call-out threads of this nature is due to the fact players can only see one side (their side), and may be making the wrong assumption about why a trade (of any kind) hasn't been completed. We have seen this happen many times over the years. Sometimes it is a bad-faith trade with malicious intent, and sometimes it's because life happened. And in covid times, life can, does hit people hard and fast. When it's a case of life happening, publicly accusing or calling someone out someone as a scammer when they are not has consequences.

As noted upthread, please report suspected bad faith trades to us via Contact Us. While we may not be able to restore items, dragons, or currency, we can still investigate and ensure the reported individual isn't exploiting our policies and scamming players. When you make your report, please follow the instructions noted in the policy itself:

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When you do, include links to any posts on the Flight Rising website and any relevant Crossroads or private message ID numbers.

Failure to include this information, or failure to use the email address registered to your Flight Rising account will lead to delays reviewing and processing your ticket.

And because this thread is a form of callout, because the correct information on both policy and what to do has been given, and as all non-gameplay feedback (ie, rules, policies, etc) must be sent to us through Contact Us, this thread is now locked. Thank you for understanding.
Huh, I'm blocked.
Sep 20, 2022, 06:57:50
This thread is now locked under our rules about call-outs.

The block features exists so that players may curate their experience on Flight Rising. No one is required or expected to interact with every single player on the site, nor are they required to justify or explain why they chose to block another individual, and why threads about being blocked are not allowed.
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Call-outs

Threads designed to draw attention to a specific player, group of players, or staff are considered “call-out” threads.

Regardless of the original poster’s intent, threads inviting discussion about others can quickly devolve into harassment campaigns and even well-intentioned threads can lead to this behavior.

This also includes “vague” posts where a specific player is not named but the interaction with them is described for discussion with others, such as a trade or discovering the other player has blocked them.

Status Update
Sep 19, 2022, 11:58:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Pirate Dragons!
Currency from bonding familiars
Sep 19, 2022, 05:51:53
The chance to drop is correct and in alignment with our elemental festivals. Warriors way did have a higher chance than pirate day though, due to the three unique currencies, which might be the difference you are noticing.
Pirate Day 2022
Sep 19, 2022, 05:15:08
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
The missing familiars are now available in Patches’ shop! Apologies for the delay.
Pirate Day 2022
Sep 19, 2022, 04:54:27
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Pirate day is back, and the scallywags of Sornieth continue their plunder!



Buried Treasure!

Across Sornieth dragons are uncovering tarnished doubloons! This currency can be found by performing various activities across the site. It may be spent in Patches' Pirate Plunder. What's that you ask? Why-


Patches Pirate Plunder!

A new dragon has made port, and has a year's worth of plunder to trade for! New and returning pirate day items can be found in Patches Pirate Plunder!

You can now have an entire crew's worth of pirate dragons in their own unique garb! ARRRRRRR...! Patches Pirate Plunder will remain available until 6:00 September 26th. Patches and his crew will cycle back each year in mid September.





















Brew some Crew!

A captain isn't much without a crew! Novice and Veteran alchemists alike can head on over to Baldwin's Bubbling Brew to concoct some friends to man the deck! These recipes are available until 6:00 on September 26th when they cycle, so brew fast, ye landlubbers!




A Deserter

Fiona has befriended a deserter, but has hidden them away until she can find dragons who have a true love of macaws and will not turn them over to their irate crew!




A Scene to Behold!

Dragons may find copies of this scene in battle in the coliseum! All enemies have a rare chance to drop this scene until September 26 at 6:00 server time before it cycles away for another year!




Starfall Celebration Skin Contest

The tenth annual Starfall Celebration will begin September 25, 2022, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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I'm Back
Sep 15, 2022, 22:01:46
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