Flight Rising - General Discussion

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Namárië » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:56 pm

From what I read it was a Bot attack where someone created a lot if dummy accounts and send pm to ppl with highly erotic and inappropriate content.

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Unread post by GormanGhaste » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:40 pm

...now I'm disappointed that I didn't get any inappropriate content :)
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Unread post by Namárië » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:45 pm

Heh I did not get any either but I am thankful for it ;P

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Niabi » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:57 am

Was Flight Rising attacked with some sort of Virus or something?

I logged in to do my normal routine of gathering stuff and auctions this morning when I was suddenly redirected to a suspicious site, disguised as a Microsoft Security page, and informed that my laptop possessed malware and viruses. I immediately closed my internet browser and avoided clicking on any links. When I attempted to open up the browser again and access FR, a few seconds after logging in, the same thing happened again.

It only seems to happen when I try to access FR. I haven't experienced any other issues when accessing other sites -- so far. I ran a full scan on my anti-virus software, just to make sure nothing was lurking around in my system afterwards, and it came up clean. I'd like to report this to FR's admins. but since this problem prevents me from doing pretty much anything on the site, it just isn't possible.

Has anyone else experienced this weird phenomenon?

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Unread post by Bowno » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:10 am

It hasnt happened to me, but that doesnt mean it wont happen.
It sounds like an ad is the cause of this. Some ads can force you to open up a new tab or even redirect you. The fact that it happened twice so quickly is a bit odd though.

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Unread post by Niabi » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:26 am

It looked similar to this but the information I read in the pop-up window was a bit different (for example, there was no number to call, but it did have the OK button, which I did not want to click):

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After doing some research, it looks to be a scam that has been circulating around the internet. Don't know why it only comes up with FR though.
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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by cowmuflage » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:40 am

I'd say use an adblocker on the site if it keeps happening just to be safe.

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Namárië » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:58 am

there were a scam on flight rising just minutes before it went down.. maybe go on the help/bug forums and see if anyone got a suggestion? I see ppl with MCaffe anti virus get a lot of troubles wit the site

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Unread post by Niabi » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:48 am

The problem seems to have subsided for now. I cleared all my browser history and cookies. After that, no more problems.

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Unread post by Vephriel » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Niabi wrote:The problem seems to have subsided for now. I cleared all my browser history and cookies. After that, no more problems.
http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/bug ... t_38754751
I wonder if this had something to do with it?

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Niabi » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:58 pm

Vephriel wrote:
Niabi wrote:The problem seems to have subsided for now. I cleared all my browser history and cookies. After that, no more problems.
http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/bug ... t_38754751
I wonder if this had something to do with it?
I use Microsoft Edge with Avast Premiere Antivirus. Strange that my incident coincided with this McAfee thing. There might have been a connection somehow that I could not identify but at least, for now, I can access my FR account again.

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Namárië » Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am

Gah I want the mirror tshirt! ! But not available large enough. .

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Unread post by Niabi » Wed May 01, 2019 10:23 am

Tårnfalk wrote:Gah I want the mirror tshirt! ! But not available large enough. .
It's a really beautiful tee! Too bad they don't sell the images as iron-on decals so people can put them on their own t-shirts, hoodies, canvas bags, etc.

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Unread post by LupisDarkmoon » Wed May 01, 2019 4:54 pm

I want it SO BAD- I hope I can make some money soon to afford one!! I don't wear t-shirts much, but I'd make an exception for that one.

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by cowmuflage » Wed May 01, 2019 5:11 pm

Niabi wrote:
Vephriel wrote:
Niabi wrote:The problem seems to have subsided for now. I cleared all my browser history and cookies. After that, no more problems.
http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/bug ... t_38754751
I wonder if this had something to do with it?
I use Microsoft Edge with Avast Premiere Antivirus. Strange that my incident coincided with this McAfee thing. There might have been a connection somehow that I could not identify but at least, for now, I can access my FR account again.
If it pops up again maybe try an adblock software? because it could be ad related.

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Unread post by Niabi » Thu May 02, 2019 5:00 pm

cowmuflage wrote:If it pops up again maybe try an adblock software? because it could be ad related.
I was thinking that too. I'm planning on adding in an AdBlock through Avast.

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Namárië » Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 am

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Tårnfalk wrote:Really struggling to keep the regular lairspace suggestion in the top 4 pages of the suggestions...

help appreciated!

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I cant keep posting on my own as it would look too much like bumping so if you agree that we need more regular lairspace just write a few words.. then when it falls down into place i can write again :D

Just one comment would be enough.. if you want to help keep this active I be glad :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Teigan » Sun May 05, 2019 11:35 pm

I need to figure out what if anything I want to still do with Flight Rising. I haven't wanted to play since they redid the lairs. I just don't like how it looks. But, at the same time, I miss the game kinda.
I've thought about getting rid of all my dragons except my progens and changing flights, just for a fresh start. I love Nature flight, but...I'm bored with everything about the game right now and maybe a change of scenery would be nice. It would possibly help balance out the fact that I hate how my lair looks now.
The problem with that is that I have some Nature specific subspecies that I created and I have the original dragons for. I can't just exalt them. A lot of time, effort and actual RL money have gone into some of these dragons. But, then, on the other hand, is that just the sunken cost fallacy talking? I'm not currently maintaining any of my subspecies as it is. Some people still have/breed them, which is great. But I'm not one of them. Do I just let it go, as I had my fun with it already? Do I look for someone to "take custody"?
And honestly, even I stayed Nature, I still want to empty my lair completely!
Literally, the only thing that gives me any sense of excitement for FR right now is starting all over. But should I? And how?
And if any of you are interested in taking over a subspecies, let me know. They're Nature oriented, but not necessarily Nature only. But, sorry Plague flight, not you. Any other flight is fine.

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Re: Flight Rising - General Discussion

Unread post by Namárië » Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 am

Sometimes a fresh start can be good. As far as flight change I would go with the eye color and aestics you like best. I don't think many flights are active other than on discord. .
Regarding your current dragons I would wait to exalt them. Took me a month to get used to the newer layout and while I still prefer the old layout it don't bother me as much..Just try to see it a talent changes in WoW. You could always put the subspicie dragons in the den and just have them there for sentimental reasons .
Maybe decide what you want from fr? I first became happy with the game when I decided to become an old dragons collector.

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