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Jul 23 '14

Words on the Wind, Volume 6

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Greetings and welcome to the July 2014 edition of Words on the Wind. Due to the size of this month’s Words, we have a Table of Contents for you to reference.


Table of Contents

  • Community Update
  • Communication
  • Terms of Use/Site Rules & Guidelines
  • Akiri’s Recovery
  • Employment
  • Volunteer Moderators
  • A Note on the Suggestions Forum
  • Familiar Coloring Contest Results
  • Primary Gene Poll Results
  • Quality of Life Improvements
  • Community Spotlights



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Jul 18 '14
Dangerous new additions are stalking the coliseum. Click here to read more.Wing CuffsApprentice metalworkers in Blacksand Annex have begun releasing some of their wares to the marketplace. Wing cuffs in a variety of metals are now available.
Impaler Familiars + OpponentsUnnerving creations have thawed in Boreal Wood, providing a challenge for even the most hardened warriors. Never travel into Boreal Wood alone…

New ItemsSeveral new items can now be collected when your dragons claim victory in the coliseum!
Jigsaw AdditionsJigsaw has been updated with 5 new pieces of art for resident puzzle enthusiasts!

Skin UpdatesNew skins are now available in the gem marketplace. Pick up a fancy new coat of paint for your dragons today! Thanks to @KingGigabyte @Spacerogue @Zwynx
Additional Updates
We corrected an issue that was preventing or stalling logins from the front page. This may have additionally fixed an issue with alerts when read from the front page as well. Hopefully everyone who was experiencing these issues will have an easier time now.
There’s just a few days left to vote for the primary gene release schedule!
Bamboo Shoots and Bamboo Clusters have had their drop rates from bamboo phytocats reduced with the introduction of the new items more appropriate to the rewards of the woodland path venue.

Dangerous new additions are stalking the coliseum. Click here to read more.


Wing Cuffs
Apprentice metalworkers in Blacksand Annex have begun releasing some of their wares to the marketplace. Wing cuffs in a variety of metals are now available.



Impaler Familiars + Opponents
Unnerving creations have thawed in Boreal Wood, providing a challenge for even the most hardened warriors. Never travel into Boreal Wood alone…

New Items
Several new items can now be collected when your dragons claim victory in the coliseum!



Jigsaw Additions
Jigsaw has been updated with 5 new pieces of art for resident puzzle enthusiasts!

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Skin Updates
New skins are now available in the gem marketplace. Pick up a fancy new coat of paint for your dragons today! Thanks to @KingGigabyte @Spacerogue @Zwynx



Additional Updates

  • We corrected an issue that was preventing or stalling logins from the front page. This may have additionally fixed an issue with alerts when read from the front page as well. Hopefully everyone who was experiencing these issues will have an easier time now.
  • There’s just a few days left to vote for the primary gene release schedule!
  • Bamboo Shoots and Bamboo Clusters have had their drop rates from bamboo phytocats reduced with the introduction of the new items more appropriate to the rewards of the woodland path venue.

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Jul 17 '14

Data Collection: Logging in from the Front Page

Hello again! We’re on a bug hunt with some fairly old issues and we’re trying to smash them with data and science. In addition to our previous post, we are also requesting information from players who are experiencing the following:

Logging in from the front page (http://flightrising.com) is not functioning, is taking a very long time, or taking multiple attempts.

If you are currently experiencing this issue, we would love to hear from you. Please join us in this thread and fill out the questionnaire listed in the top post in your reply:

http://flightrising.com/main.php?board=bug&id=1142847&p=mb

Sorry for all the spam tonight - we’re trying to really track these ones down and fix ‘em up.

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Jul 17 '14

Data Collection: Buttons Losing Functionality

Hey everyone -

We are trying to diagnose an issue that happens sporadically for some users and would like your help in collecting information.

The heart of the issue is that some site buttons become completely unresponsive to input, seemingly randomly. Our hope is to find out why this is happening and that it isn’t random, but something we can narrow down with enough data and provide a fix for.

The buttons in question we’re looking to get information about are:

  • Feed Dragons
  • Arrange Dragons
  • Convert Food
  • Sell (From Hoard)
  • EquipSkins
  • Equip Apparel
  • Breed
  • Change Familiars
  • Auction Dragon
  • Exalt Dragon
  • Post New Forum Thread

If this has ever happened to you or is currently happening to you, and you can remember anything significant about when they stopped functioning for you, and what you may have been doing at the time, please contribute to this thread:

http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=mb&board=bug&id=1142731


Thank you so much!

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Jul 12 '14
Frisky ferrets familiars, stylish sandswept skins, and awesome auction additions are are a few of the highlight’s of today’s update. Click here to read more!Ferret FamiliarsA pair of rambunctious ferrets are now available to befriend through the treasure marketplace (silver) and exclusively by trading with Swipp (chocolate)
Familiar Coloring ContestAs a reminder, the familiar coloring contest will be ending Monday, July 14th at 23:59 server time. Please be sure to get your entries in before this time if you wanted to participate. Always wanted to paint your own familiar? Show us your color theory, and click here for more information!

Coliseum Skins: Sandswept DeltaThe monsters of Sandswept Delta are now very rarely dropping delta-themed skins. Unlike our holiday skins -which have remain in the coliseum for only a week- these drops are going to remain in the coliseum for the long-haul. Good luck collecting them! Thanks to @Journey @Tiberiend @gimli @kaenith @hyruine @yiq@lammergeir
Primary Gene Vote:Hello everyone! We have a couple of new genes that are nearing a finish. We wanted to get some community feedback on what gets released next. Bar andDaub were primary/secondary treasure genes that were previewed several months ago, and as a result have built up some anticipation; however, we have released several treasure genes in a row. Here is a preview of what Bar will look like:

We’ve also had several requests for a new gem gene since there has not been a new one since released. We have an unannounced gem-purchased primary that we could make our next release. It is very shiny.Bar, Daub and the gem primary and secondary will all eventually be released. It’s just a matter of which one is released first, which is now in the hands of the community! Click here to participate in the survey. We look forward to seeing your responses. One vote per player please!Gathering Additions:A variety of new 2-star items are now available to dragons with gathering skills exceeding level 23.

Additional Updates & Changes:
The Auction House dragon search has additional search options - it is now possible to search for dragons by color and element.
Swipp's trade for iridescent scaleback has been removed. Iridescent scalebacks are available through other means. The trade has been replaced by the trade for chocolate ferret!

Frisky ferrets familiars, stylish sandswept skins, and awesome auction additions are are a few of the highlight’s of today’s update. Click here to read more!



Ferret Familiars
A pair of rambunctious ferrets are now available to befriend through the treasure marketplace (silver) and exclusively by trading with Swipp (chocolate)



Familiar Coloring Contest
As a reminder, the familiar coloring contest will be ending Monday, July 14th at 23:59 server time. Please be sure to get your entries in before this time if you wanted to participate. Always wanted to paint your own familiar? Show us your color theory, and click here for more information!

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Coliseum Skins: Sandswept Delta
The monsters of Sandswept Delta are now very rarely dropping delta-themed skins. Unlike our holiday skins -which have remain in the coliseum for only a week- these drops are going to remain in the coliseum for the long-haul. Good luck collecting them! Thanks to @Journey @Tiberiend @gimli @kaenith @hyruine @yiq@lammergeir






Primary Gene Vote:
Hello everyone! We have a couple of new genes that are nearing a finish. We wanted to get some community feedback on what gets released next. Bar andDaub were primary/secondary treasure genes that were previewed several months ago, and as a result have built up some anticipation; however, we have released several treasure genes in a row. Here is a preview of what Bar will look like:

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We’ve also had several requests for a new gem gene since there has not been a new one since released. We have an unannounced gem-purchased primary that we could make our next release. It is very shiny.

Bar, Daub and the gem primary and secondary will all eventually be released. It’s just a matter of which one is released first, which is now in the hands of the community! Click here to participate in the survey. We look forward to seeing your responses. One vote per player please!



Gathering Additions:
A variety of new 2-star items are now available to dragons with gathering skills exceeding level 23.



Additional Updates & Changes:

  • The Auction House dragon search has additional search options - it is now possible to search for dragons by color and element.
  • Swipp's trade for iridescent scaleback has been removed. Iridescent scalebacks are available through other means. The trade has been replaced by the trade for chocolate ferret!

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Jul 8 '14

Next Primary Release

Hello everyone! We have a couple of new genes that are nearing a finish. We wanted to get some community feedback on what gets released next. Click here to read more and participate in the survey. 

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Jul 6 '14

Brief Maintenance.

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Update 2: The site is now out of maintenance. Please play as you normally would. We will continue to monitor its performance. Thank you for your patience!

We believe we’ve found the issue causing the performance drop and are going to put the site into maintenance mode while we correct it. This is anticipated take less than an hour. We will provide updates as we go.

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Jul 6 '14
Dragons are displaying a vibrant tertiary in the newly discovered smoke pattern! Smoke is the tertiary gene that applies beautiful wispy patterns across your dragon’s wings and body, and will be stocking in the treasure marketplace.
Click here to read more about today’s updates.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2014 Skin & Accent ContestThe second annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin Sunday July 27, 2014. To celebrate we are running a skin and accent contest honoring the lightning flight.Click here for more information!

Additional Updates & Changes:
Private flight sales forums have been added. These forums may be used for any flight-specific commerce, including dragon sales, item sales, service sales, dragon trading, giveaways, and raffles.
Thanks to your feedback we’ve decided to reduce the bump limit to once per 24 hours (down from once per 48 hours) this bump limit applies to all public and private forums except for the public item and dragon sales forums.
Several typos have been corrected. Thanks to our diligent players for helping to find them!
Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has been updated with 125 new questions.
Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has received expanded dialogue.

Dragons are displaying a vibrant tertiary in the newly discovered smoke pattern! Smoke is the tertiary gene that applies beautiful wispy patterns across your dragon’s wings and body, and will be stocking in the treasure marketplace.



Thundercrack Carnivale 2014 Skin & Accent Contest
The second annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin Sunday July 27, 2014. To celebrate we are running a skin and accent contest honoring the lightning flight.Click here for more information!

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Additional Updates & Changes:

  • Private flight sales forums have been added. These forums may be used for any flight-specific commerce, including dragon sales, item sales, service sales, dragon trading, giveaways, and raffles.
  • Thanks to your feedback we’ve decided to reduce the bump limit to once per 24 hours (down from once per 48 hours) this bump limit applies to all public and private forums except for the public item and dragon sales forums.
  • Several typos have been corrected. Thanks to our diligent players for helping to find them!
  • Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has been updated with 125 new questions.
  • Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has received expanded dialogue.

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Jul 4 '14

Happy Independence Day!

A very happy Independence Day to our US players. Have a safe and memorable day!

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Jul 3 '14
Music is in the air, as dragons take up coronet and harp to play the songs of the realm. Several variations of bard apparel are now available for purchase in thegem apparel shop. Adorn your dragons with fashionable cloak and cap and take your tunes from lair to lair! 
Click here to learn more about this update.
Flash SaleFrom now until July 5th 22:00 Server Time, enjoy an additional 20% off all of these new bard apparel items! This means that if you purchase a bundle (which is already marked down 10%), you’ll be saving a total of 30%! The bard set will not be available at prices this low again!
New Gem Item BundlesThe following new bundles have been added as well to round out our selection of gem apparel:
Gathered Additions:A variety of new 2-star items are now available to dragons with gathering skills exceeding level 23.
Imperial Lore:A new encyclopedia entry is now available for the Imperial dragon species. Uncover the mysteries surrounding these distant giants.
Additional Updates & Changes
We have a thread happening in FRD to discuss the 48 hour bumping limit if you would like to provide feedback.
Dragon IDs have been added to each dragon’s profile page. Thanks for the excellent suggestion!
Jeweled Octoflyers and Psywurms no longer cast the ability “ Enfeeble.”
Kelp Beds loot drop frequency was adjusted to be more consistent with the drop rate of The Mire and Harpy’s Roost.
Lustrous shells and Pearly Shells had their treasure contents increased to 300 and 350 respectively. (up from 200 & 220)

Music is in the air, as dragons take up coronet and harp to play the songs of the realm. Several variations of bard apparel are now available for purchase in thegem apparel shop. Adorn your dragons with fashionable cloak and cap and take your tunes from lair to lair! 


Flash Sale
From now until July 5th 22:00 Server Time, enjoy an additional 20% off all of these new bard apparel items! This means that if you purchase a bundle (which is already marked down 10%), you’ll be saving a total of 30%! The bard set will not be available at prices this low again!


New Gem Item Bundles
The following new bundles have been added as well to round out our selection of gem apparel:

Gathered Additions:
A variety of new 2-star items are now available to dragons with gathering skills exceeding level 23.


Imperial Lore:
A new encyclopedia entry is now available for the Imperial dragon species. Uncover the mysteries surrounding these distant giants.


Additional Updates & Changes

  • We have a thread happening in FRD to discuss the 48 hour bumping limit if you would like to provide feedback.
  • Dragon IDs have been added to each dragon’s profile page. Thanks for the excellent suggestion!
  • Jeweled Octoflyers and Psywurms no longer cast the ability “ Enfeeble.”
  • Kelp Beds loot drop frequency was adjusted to be more consistent with the drop rate of The Mire and Harpy’s Roost.
  • Lustrous shells and Pearly Shells had their treasure contents increased to 300 and 350 respectively. (up from 200 & 220)

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Jul 1 '14
A new venue has been discovered: Do your dragons dare to dive into the murky waters of the Kelp Beds? Tresspassing dragons should beware - the Maren schools also seek to cleanse these waters of both draconic and shade influences.
Click here to read more about this update.
New CompanionsWith new lands to explore and protect from the Shade comes a variety of new companions to encounter. Does your clan have the courage and compassion to befriend these aquatic denizens?
A Hoard of LootThe Kelp Beds introduce a variety of new items for your dragons to consume, barter or hoard. Finding each of these treasures can be a challenge.
Additional Updates & Changes
URLs created in the Clan Profile will no longer become corrupted if they contain ampersands. For real this time.
The code of conduct has been updated to address bumping limits in our forums.

A new venue has been discovered: Do your dragons dare to dive into the murky waters of the Kelp Beds? Tresspassing dragons should beware - the Maren schools also seek to cleanse these waters of both draconic and shade influences.




New Companions
With new lands to explore and protect from the Shade comes a variety of new companions to encounter. Does your clan have the courage and compassion to befriend these aquatic denizens?


A Hoard of Loot
The Kelp Beds introduce a variety of new items for your dragons to consume, barter or hoard. Finding each of these treasures can be a challenge.


Additional Updates & Changes

  • URLs created in the Clan Profile will no longer become corrupted if they contain ampersands. For real this time.
  • The code of conduct has been updated to address bumping limits in our forums.

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Jun 28 '14

Intermittent Connectivity Issues

Just another quick update that we are experiencing intermittent connectivity with our hosting provider; while the site may be up for some, it could be down for others. We are monitoring the situation and appreciate your patience while the company works to sort out the issues that have been occurring today.

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Jun 28 '14

Edit: The webhost seems to be working again. Our apologies as we want for the site to come back online.

The server company seems to be getting its network back online, so Flight Rising should start coming online for everyone again. 

Stock quantity on marketplace skins and drop rate on tablets has been increased for the remainder of the festival to help offset the downtime. Thank you for your patience.

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Jun 28 '14

Hello everyone,

Our webhost seems to be having some issues at the moment effecting their entire network. We’re waiting to hear back from them, but for now, connecting to Flightrising.com may be difficult. Thank you for your patience.

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Jun 24 '14

Words on the Wind, Vol 5

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Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Words on the Wind! We have quite a bit to cover so let’s get started!


Community Updates
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Today we bid our Senior Moderator, @Amalythia, farewell from the mod squad. Amalythia is stepping down to pursue and focus on a creative passion. She will remain a part of our community but as a player, not a moderator.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Amalythia for all of her support, her leadership, her feedback, her contributions to the growth and guidance of the volunteer moderator team. She has been a joy to work with and while we will miss her presence on the squad, we wish her all the best in her pursuits.



Always wanted to paint your own familiar? We’ve got the contest for you! We are running a familiar coloring contest from June until July 14th Winning entries will become treasure marketplace familiars - show us your color theory, and click here for more information!

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Marketplace


In our last registration window, we had 20,000 new users join us. As many were correct in pointing out, this meant Marketplace items would sell out faster. We’ve made two adjustments to the stock rate and will continue to evaluate the supply v demand. We want all of our players to have a fair chance to purchase Marketplace items at their intended price, and will continue to adjust as we monitor the situation.


Site Optimization


Our last registration window brought to light several areas of the site that can continue to be streamlined. We hit a performance decrease around 5500 to 6000 concurrent users on all at once last registration - an amazing number, but one we need to prepare around for our next window so that Flight Rising can continue to grow!

We are addressing any bottlenecks we can find to improve and prepare the site for our next window. Hopefully for the next one the baby Snappers will stay in their nurseries so no wires are chewed or fans tied up.


Moderators


We’d like to take a moment to address something we’ve noticed, something that is happening with greater frequency of late.

The Flight Rising moderator team is a volunteer position. They are not staff, they are not Admin.

We feel it’s necessary to clarify this. Volunteer moderators are not able to respond to reimbursement requests, nor do they have access to the inner workings of account actions or development. Moderators do not set policy, they enforce it at Admin direction/request. If you are having an account-related issue, please use the contact form rather than contacting a moderator, as this is the quickest route to staff who deals with these issues, and to a solution!

A moderator can assist you with moving a thread belonging to you, stickying a thread in a Flight Forum that is relevant and active, diffusing or moderating threads that need it, or help you find the correct avenue for a query.



If you think you’ve found an exploit, cheat, or security concern, please send it directly to us through Contact Us. An exploit is different than a bug, in that it is an issue or event that can be used to artificially gain an edge over players who are not abusing the problem, and exacerbates the situation. Posting security issues forums or social media can make resolution more complex and gives the problem a greater audience, risking the site integrity. Please send security concerns through the contact form, where it will go directly and privately to the staff.



Community Spotlight


This month’s Spotlight is a little different! We’ve seen some truly interesting or hilarious community efforts this past month and we want to call your attention to them.

First up: Cosplay! @anarin, @setralynn, and @calhale posted a great cosplay on tumblr of the deities. We loved seeing their dedication and creativity and we hope to see more soon! Just look at that Stormcatcher cosplay! You can see more of their work here!


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Second: So this happened… There are really no words to describe how we felt when we read through the thread. It is amazing and it can be summed like this:

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All hail the Toothy Tidelord.

Additional Updates
  • Links that contain ampersands are no longer being corrupted in Forum Signatures,  Dragon Biographies, or Forum Posts.
  • Dragons obtained via the Crossroads, Auction House, or unhatched eggs now properly move to the back of the lair, and should hopefully stop rearranging your other clanmates.
  • Dragon “Gender” dropdowns now display the Mars/Venus symbol instead.


Thank you for reading, we’ll see you again in Words on the Wind, Volume 6!

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