Dev Tracker
A chronological record of developer forum posts and site updates.
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Balwin's Brew unavailable
Jul 07, 2019, 23:58:03
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Sorry about that everyone. We are looking into it. We upped the cap for the first time since we did the overhaul, and it looks like it's not playing nice!
Starsilks Part 2
Jul 07, 2019, 23:47:17
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Starsilks are back for their exciting finale!



Celestial Silks to Show Off

Looking to show off your love of the cosmos? The following new apparel has been added to the Treasure Marketplace:






Bloodsong Starsilks






Lagoon Starsilks






Nightfall Starsilks






Verdant Starsilks


The following new apparel has been added to the Gem Marketplace:





Vintage Starsilks


The following set may be crafted by alchemists level 23 and above. In addition, the alchemy level cap has been raised to 26:




Rainbow Starsilks





Thundercrack Carnivale Skin & Accent Contest
The seventh annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin July 28, 2019, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
Status Update
Jul 01, 2019, 13:31:18
Site Status | By Aequorin
The Thundercrack Carnivale starts Sunday July 28 at 06:00 server time and we're running a skin and accent contest! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 23:59 server time.
Status Update
Jul 01, 2019, 13:11:43
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Summer!
Status Update
Jun 28, 2019, 10:33:31
Site Status | By Aequorin
We've added a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account?

You can also read the text of the article here in Flight Rising Discussion.
PSA: How to protect your FR account
Jun 28, 2019, 10:30:48
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We've added a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account?




Protecting your Flight Rising is easy!


Log out of your account completely
If you're not actively playing Flight Rising you should log out of your account, especially if you share a device, use a public computer, or someone else is able to access your device.



Change your password
How long has it been since you last changed your passwords? It's best to change all your passwords from time to time, not just the one for your Flight Rising account.



Use a unique password
Don't use the same password for multiple logins! One password per account is best practice. This means your Flight Rising password should only be used for your Flight Rising account.



Use a strong password
Passwords like 12345, use your email address, the name of the website, etc are weak passwords.

Strong passwords use a combination of numbers, letters, and punctuation. Types of punctuation you can use are:
  • .
  • !
  • ?
  • -
  • _



Use a password manager
Two password management habits place your account at risk:
  1. Storing your passwords in plain text on your device.
  2. Allowing your browser to save your logins, especially if you share a device.
Best practice is to use a password manager to handle all of your logins. While we can't recommend a specific password manager, there are several available, paid and free to use, for every operating system and device.



Never share your log-in information
Not even with your partner, family, or friends.

It's against our Terms of Use and it puts your account at risk. You may break up, have a falling out, any number of interpersonal events. When someone else has your log-in details they can wreak havoc on your account and Flight Rising Support won't be able to provide assistance with any items, currency, or dragons removed from your account.
Status Update
Jun 24, 2019, 13:43:28
Site Status | By Kaepora
Hatchling previews in Foresee Progeny and Nesting Grounds now link to Predict Morphology.
Status Update
Jun 24, 2019, 11:47:02
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Brightshine Jubilee!
Brightshine Jubilee 2019
Jun 23, 2019, 06:12:10
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
ToTheArk wrote on 2019-06-23 06:05:55:
No alternate familiar this time?

Apparel recolor this time. :) We'll likely be doing alternate familiars, but closer to when all of the gem guardians are out, as they're likely to be elemental swaps.
Brightshine Jubilee 2019
Jun 23, 2019, 06:07:54
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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    Super excited but I think something's up with "Lightlock"?
    I'm seeing the fae from the previous skin over the guardian female!

Thank you for the report! It has been corrected. You may need to ctrl + f5 refresh to get the incorrect icon to reload the new image.
Status Update
Jun 21, 2019, 12:43:52
Site Status | By Kaepora
Assay Bloodlines will now include the thumbnail and name for both selected dragons for easier and more accurate bloodline checking.
Status Update
Jun 21, 2019, 12:34:10
Site Status | By Aequorin
Summer Swelter and Vista: Summer are now stocking in the marketplace as spring becomes summer! Spring's Breath and Vista: Spring have cycled out and will return to the marketplace next year!
Dragon Search page 501
Jun 21, 2019, 07:37:25
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello @gbot13,

There is currently a limit on the maximum page number you can navigate to, which as you have discovered is currently 500. Due to the way sorting search results works, it gets more and more costly to present you with a page of results as the page number goes up.

I apologize that it is interfering with what you are trying to accomplish! There has to be some sort of limit, and we may revisit the exact limit in the future, but I don't think it will be feasible to increase it enough to page through all 8 digit G1 dragons.

In the mean time I can only recommend refining your query so there are fewer than 10,000 results if you want to page through all of them.
How do you obtain eggs from other elemen
Jun 20, 2019, 12:41:02
Forum Post | Help Center | By Undel
If you're interested in an easier way to get dragons (not eggs) of other elements, players sell their dragons to other players on the auction house. If you're not specifically looking for a first gen, this is the easiest way to get dragons of other elements.
Dev-tracker link leads to 404
Jun 20, 2019, 11:00:24
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks everyone. Please try it out now!
Status Update
Jun 20, 2019, 10:52:20
Site Status | By Kaepora
Today we've launched the Dev Tracker, a tool that displays a chronological list of most site status updates and staff forum posts.
Status Update
Jun 20, 2019, 07:54:34
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 06:00 - 06:30 Server Time on Friday, June 21. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
Hold on, don't check this
Jun 19, 2019, 09:48:56
Gryphonlady wrote on 2019-06-19 09:30:47:
I think mass pinging any account, not just dieties, would be a problem from a server load perspective if players are trying to all send the forum posts and associated pings at the same time? I suspect that is what Aequorin is alluding to with the system considerations.


Correct. This wouldn't be a matter of spam, but our Terms of Use, under exploiting a site feature.

As no one here was deliberately trying to harm the site by exploiting the forum ping system, clarification was given without the possibility of account or forum penalties hanging overhead.

That being said, I'm going to go ahead and lock the thread as the question has been answered.
Hold on, don't check this
Jun 19, 2019, 09:17:39
Hello all! Regarding the topic, I have to put my 'No Fun' hat on.

Mass pinging deities could have a negative or harmful impact on the site. It's best to err on the side of caution and not do it. We risk creating an issue that would require we pull engineers off feature or quality of life work to fix it, delaying overall site development. /nofunhatoff



Hibernal Den Bug?
Jun 17, 2019, 14:19:02
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Silverpelt60

Unlike breeding cooldowns, which tick down at rollover, hibernation cooldowns are based on the exact time a dragon was removed from the den.

I see that Opal's hibernation cooldown will end about 2 and a half hours sooner than Senex.

Opal will be able to return to your den at 8:15 6/17 (tomorrow)
Senex will be able to return to your den at 10:54 6/17 (also tomorrow)

I suspect that when you saw Opal at "1 day" and Senex at "2 days", it was shortly after Opal crossed the 1 day threshold.

Te see the exact time a dragon can return to your den, hover over their hibernation cooldown icon in your lair.
Status Update
Jun 17, 2019, 13:06:23
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Celestial Dragons!
Stormcatcher shows up when you search
Jun 14, 2019, 20:26:43
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hi @RoyalPrince -- This should be fixed now!
Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 14, 2019, 06:31:48
After observing, it appears that while delays occurred for purchases between approximately 04:30 and 05:05 Server Time today, they did eventually resolve, most within approximately an hour. As a result we have re-opened gem sales, with a caution about potential delivery delays.

The good news is that we are now receiving the IPNs for affected purchases were made on the 11th and 12th. At the rate it is going, we expect that the majority of gems purchased during this period will be fully delivered by later today.
Status Update
Jun 14, 2019, 06:26:18
Site Status | By Mutron
Gem purchases are available again, but please be advised that there may be delays lasting over an hour before you receive your gems. Additionally, gem purchases made the 11th and 12th are slowly being delivered. We are still closely monitoring the situation. More info here.
Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 14, 2019, 05:04:07
Our monitoring has detected delays associated with gem purchases made since approximately 04:30 Server Time today. We have temporarily closed gem purchases again in order to assess whether this is the same problem again or not.
Status Update
Jun 14, 2019, 04:58:58
Site Status | By Mutron
We have disabled gem purchases as we are noticing a sudden increase in delayed gem deliveries. We are monitoring closely to see if this is the same issue reoccurring or a temporary delay.
eyo familiar lore questions.
Jun 13, 2019, 19:31:54
Familiar sizes vary greatly. A few are as large or larger than their dragon counterparts depending on the breed of dragon. For the ones that are semi-humanoid, their human looking parts are sized about the same as a person would be. That said, a centaur (due to all that horse back there) will be larger than a Raptorik or a Faun.
Female Mirrors grow thumbs
Jun 13, 2019, 19:29:29
Art inconsistencies, haha. Mirror should not have an opposable digit. That said, the art has been here and there are genes, apparel, and skins based on it, so mirror females will get to retain their mysterious right thumb claws.
Gem Purchases delayed/not working
Jun 13, 2019, 19:26:53
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
If your support ticket did not request a refund, you may need to update it to include that piece of information! If you clarified that you made a double purchase and wanted one of them refunded, then all should be well.
Gem Purchases delayed/not working
Jun 13, 2019, 18:50:30
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Heart wrote on 2019-06-13 18:37:07:
@Undel Will we get refunds for our double charges?

@heart If you double paid thinking that it did not go through, you can be refunded by putting in a support ticket. Please hold onto the additional gems that will be awarded, as customer support will retrieve those when sending a refund.

Right now we've tentatively reenabled gem purchases, as Paypal has indicated that this issue should not hit future purchases.

We are working with and waiting on Paypal to get us the information we need to force through the gem purchases that are in limbo from those affected on the 11th and 12th. Our sincere apologies for this delay. Getting this resolved is our top priority.
Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 13, 2019, 16:36:16
After reaching out to PayPal, we have tentatively re-enabled gem sales. We are closely monitoring the gem purchasing system to see if any errors similar to the ones that occurred earlier this week appear. We are prepared to turn gem sales off without warning if they do.

PayPal is aware of all players affected by delayed gem transactions during the 11th and the 12th, and they are actively working on a resolution. We are currently waiting on PayPal to resolve these cases because, as stated above, we are not able to manually confirm payment records for the affected transactions. This is due to an ongoing technical issue at PayPal.

Again, if you paid for gems, you will definitely receive them! Thank you again for your patience. We know this is very frustrating. Further updates will be provided when we learn more.
Status Update
Jun 13, 2019, 16:27:10
Site Status | By Mutron
We have tentatively re-enabled gem sales and will be closely monitoring them. Gem sales may be turned off without warning if problems reoccur. PayPal is aware of players currently affected by pending gem sales and is actively working to resolve the situation. More info here.
[T] Dressing Room - Bug Reports
Jun 13, 2019, 14:26:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Arkanjel

Unfortunately, this can happen when an outfit is tied to a dragon that is later breed changed to an ancient or given a Scroll of Eternal Youth.

Since hatchlings and ancients aren't supported in the dressing room, that outfit breaks.

You can avoid this by using mannequins for saved outfits, or not using dragons that may be traded/sold.

Fortunately, I was able to fix this specific outfit by switching it to a mannequin Coatl, but that may not always be something that can be repaired.

http://www1.flightrising.com/dressing/outfit/27877

If you have other outfits that are tied to traded/sold dragons, I would recommend updating them with mannequins.

Note: the outfit preview in your post should fix itself after a while, but you should be able to speed that along by editing your post.
Status Update
Jun 13, 2019, 07:55:04
Site Status | By Aequorin
We have an update for players regarding the ongoing Paypal service and reporting interruptions.
Update: Gem Purchases
Jun 13, 2019, 07:50:22
Hello everyone! We have an update for you regarding pending gem purchases made since the 11th.

At this time, gem purchases remain disabled as PayPal is experiencing major technical problems with their service. Unfortunately, these problems are also temporarily preventing us from fulfilling a number of gem purchases made on the 11th and 12th.

This is because gem deliveries normally rely on PayPal's servers sending our servers an IPN message confirming payment. Right now, the problems at PayPal are preventing those messages from arriving at our server. Not only are they not sending us that information, the ongoing problems are preventing us from even seeing records confirming your payment. Because we can't see records confirming payment was made, we are unable to manually fulfill gem purchases.

Once PayPal resolves their problems, we'll be able to reconcile our purchase history with theirs and deliver gems to all players with outstanding gem purchases.

Please rest assured that if you paid for gems, you will receive them! We're sorry for the negative impact this is having on your Flight Rising experience, and thank you for your patience. We're actively monitoring the situation and will provide you with updates as more information becomes available.
Sunparched Prowl
Jun 13, 2019, 05:58:51
Hello everyone! Please make sure your replies remain on topic for this announcement. Off-topic replies will be removed. Thank you!
Sunparched Prowl
Jun 13, 2019, 05:55:21
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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 13th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, June 17th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related 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. 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.
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Gem Purchases delayed/not working
Jun 13, 2019, 01:50:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Thank you for your patience everyone. Paypal is having some issues and it's making some transactions take a while to go through. Paypal is not sending the ipn information to our site. (it's not talking to our website like it should)

We are looking into this and have disabled paypal payments until their service is back up to speed. We were not the only site affected by this issue, so hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Right now we cannot force the gems through because some of these payments are not showing up in our paypal history, so there's no ipn for us to force resend to the site or way for us to verify. (long story short, paypal's not giving us the information we need.)

We are very sorry for the delay! Please rest assured that if you paid for gems, you will receive them! Thank you again for your patience!
Where are my gems?
Jun 12, 2019, 14:10:08
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hi @AngelOfFate

Paypal is currently experiencing some serious service issues that are disrupting or delaying gem deliveries.

As always, please create a ticket using Contact Us if your gems do not appear by 24 hours after the purchase time. However, please note that at the moment we are waiting on Paypal to address issues with its service, so there may be delays getting your gems to you even with a ticket.

I apologize for the inconvenience and delay this has caused.
Status Update
Jun 12, 2019, 14:02:43
Site Status | By Mutron
Due to ongoing Paypal service and reporting interruptions disrupting gem deliveries, we have temporarily disabled gem purchases. We will re-enable gem purchases as soon as the interruptions resolve.
Status Update
Jun 12, 2019, 13:02:06
Site Status | By Aequorin
Paypal is currently experiencing intermittent interruptions. Purchases made as of June 11th may experience delayed payment receipts and delayed delivery of Flight Rising gems. In most cases, your purchase went through the first time, but needs additional time to process. If it has been more than 24 hours, please send our Support team a message through Contact Us.
Names....
Jun 12, 2019, 07:39:56
Our naming policy does not allow names that refer to or glorify real world tragedies.

All the names listed here are real world tragedies, in which lives were lost and/or entire areas of the planet rendered uninhabitable. Many of these names slipped by or didn't become an issue until the radioactive color was added to the color wheel.

This thread's now locked under our How To Submit Feedback policy:
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If you wish to submit feedback regarding our rules, policies, or Flight Rising employees, you must do so directly through Contact Us.
Dragons NOT Related Suddenly Related
Jun 11, 2019, 11:38:48
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Hi @Div3rge

I'm sorry this happened to you. We have triple checked the breeding and Assay Bloodlines code to confirm the following:

- Both tools use the same code to determine whether dragons are related. This is to assure consistency and accuracy. If the tool finds a common ancestor for 2 dragons in 1 tool, it will find that common ancestor in the other.

- We are not aware of any discrepancies between breeding and assay bloodlines since the beginning of 2017. Any bugs reported along those lines have been fixed.

- The dragons in question are related and Assay Bloodlines accurately reports them as such.

- Changing a dragon's breed does not alter ancestry results.

- We only check for a breed conflict after checking ancestry.

Since the code that determines ancestry has not changed, I believe that this is not a case where the tool misreported. If a false positive or false negative somehow occurred, both tools use the same code and would result in the same false answer.

Once again, I'm sorry this happened, but the tool itself is working as expected.
Gaoler/Ancient genes vs daily bonuses?
Jun 11, 2019, 00:27:36
@AlphaSobek - While they look similar to their modern counterparts, parallel genes are still technically their own thing (lower cost, different name, different code).

So they don't count as a match for bonus purposes.
Gaoler/Ancient genes vs daily bonuses?
Jun 10, 2019, 23:01:41
So you don't have to remain in suspense - Gaoler genes are not currently in the pool for possible genes for exalt bonuses.

Since they are both very rare, and only available for a single breed, they would be a pretty unfortunate bonus.
Status Update
Jun 10, 2019, 15:56:46
Site Status | By Xhaztol
We have updated the Custom Skin PSDs for the Gaoler breed to include reference layers for line-breaking tertiary genes. You can learn more by reading this post.
Breed shuffling can make invisible genes
Jun 10, 2019, 15:41:46
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you for the report!

This should now be fixed, but let me know if you still see it.
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