The coolest thing about Flight Rising is that you get to manage a Lair full of dragons. Sometimes, though, the Lair gets too full. I’d reached the point where I was having trouble keeping all my dragons fed because there were just so many of them.
Part of the problem was self-inflicted. There are days when I don’t have time to play Flight Rising and gather more food for the dragons to eat. The problem may have resolved itself if I had the time to play every day.
Recently, I put together a blog about all the dragons I exalted while I was doing the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. Shortly after posting that blog, I realized that I still needed to reduce the number of dragons in my Lair. So, I did. The result, between this round of exalting, the previous one, and however many dragons I’d exalted beforehand, earned me the Superior Achievement. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.
All of these dragons were exalted on the same day. My Lair is in the Shadow Flight, so all these dragons got exalted to the Shadowbinder. I’ve no idea if this had any effect on Flight Dominance (because I just wasn’t paying attention to that).
Hewlett: I bought her from the Auction House because I wanted to earn the Circuit Breaker Achievement. To earn it, you have to get a pair of dragons to produce a baby that has the special Circuit gene. She had a total of 5 babies that lacked this gene before I figured out that you need to pair up two dragons who each have the Circuit gene in order for that to happen.
I named her Hewlett because I wanted her to have a computer sounding name. She’s named after Hewlett Packered (HP) hard drives (something I used back in the 1990s). Her last batch of babies finally produced not one, but three, offspring who all had the Circuit gene. They got computer names as well: Bitt, Byte, and Agnus.
Norbert: He was the Founder of my Sixth Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. Norbert was the father of Nenkal, Malkin, and Irelia (who were my Seventh Generation in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge). He was named after a hurricane that was in the news at the time.
Tricky: He was purchased from the Auction House to be the mate for Shamika (the Founder of my Third Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Challenge). His name came from the random name generator in the game. Tricky is the father of Soar and Songmoon (who were my Fourth Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge).
Ozie: He was the Heir of my Tenth Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. His birth marked the end of the Challenge, so I didn’t have to find him a mate or breed him. His name came from the random name generator in game. Ideally, I’d end the Challenge with a triple gened dragon. Ozie ended up with Blue Tiger/ Splash Freckle/ Splash Basic. That’s as close as I got with the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. Ozie had a brother named Sven.
Greyscale: He was the offspring of Laserbeak (who has the Gembond gene) and India (who didn’t have it). I was trying to earn the Crystal Clear Achievement. Obviously, it didn’t work. This was before I figured out that the way to produce a baby with a Gembond gene was to put together two parent dragons who both had that gene. Greyscale had a sister named Graphite. Their mother was a mostly black dragon named India (like the ink), so it seemed fitting to have the offspring have artsy names.
Divine: She was the mate to Nenkal (who was the Founder of my Seventh Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge). Divine was purchased from the Auction House and I picked her name out of the random name generator. She is the mother of Polly and Shipwreck. Those two dragons were my Eighth Generation in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge.
Later, I paired Divine up with Laserbeak because they both had the Gembond gene. Together, they produced a male Fae that had the Gembond Gene. This earned me the Crystal Clear Achievement. The baby got named Gnarly because the random name generator suggested it – and it fit. He had Blue Tiger/ Purple Freckle/ Lavender Gembond.
Tarkin: I bought him from the Auction House because he had the Shimmer gene. My hope was the he would produce a baby that had it. If so, then I would earn the Glossy Finish Achievement. His name was inspired by Star Wars because he is an Imperial dragon. (Grand Moff Tarken was where the name came from). I pared him up with a female Snapper named Pepper (because she was green like a green pepper). She didn’t have the Shimmer gene. Obviously, their baby (who got named Stonewash because he had that gene) didn’t end up with the Shimmer gene. This attempt at the Glossy Finish Achievement ended in fail.
Later, I paired Tarkin up with Trixibelle. This time, both parents had the Shimmer gene. They produced a baby who had it. Glossy Finish Achievement – Success! The baby got named Shiny.
Serifys: She was the daughter of Laserbeak and Jade. I honestly can’t recall what my plan was when I produced this dragon. She had Thistle Crown/ Red Seraph/ and Azure Basic. Her name was based off the Seraph gene. She had a brother named Chicago that was also an Imperial dragon.
Frostbite: She was the mate that I purchased from the Auction House for Necco (my original Founder of the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge). Together, they made up the First Generation of my Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. Frostbite was already named when I found her (which saved me the trouble of trying to think up a good name). She was the mother of the three babies that made up the Second Generation of my Flight Rising Legacy Challenge: Fluffy, Unnamed, and Cambrie.
Sven: He was the “extra” baby that made up my Tenth Generation of the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. Sven had a brother named Ozie.
Chicago: He was the son of Laserbeak and Jade and the brother of Serifys. I’ve no idea what I had in mind when I decided to breed those two parents. He got the name Chicago because his colors, and the tiger stripes, reminded me of how the jocks back in high school used to dress (in the late 1980s/ early 1990s). I grew up near Chicago, and the colors on this dragon almost matched the team’s colors.
Quinton: He was the mate of Fluffy, who was the Founder of my Third Generation of dragons in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. He was the father of five babies: Shamika, Kayden, Oolaatra, Clio, and Murdoc.
Freckles: She was part of a nest that had four babies. Her siblings were Speckles, Fergus, and Ruckus. Her parents were a Spiral female named Naranja and a Mirror male named Sassafras. Together, the four babies earned me the Sun-Flecked Achievement (birth a hatchling that exhibits the Speckle primary gene), and the Dappled Achievement (birth a hatchling that exhibits the Freckle secondary gene).
Violet: She was from a batch of dragons that I bred specifically so I could exalt them. I was working on the Honorable Achievement, where you have to exalt 10 dragons from your Lair. Her original name was Four. Later, I decided she was too pretty to exalt, so I used a name change scroll to change her name to Violet. Somehow, I never ended up doing anything with her, so she ended up exalted.
Zanril: He was the father of Ozie and Sven (my Tenth Generation in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge). Zanril was purchased from the Auction House to be the mate for Penelope (who was the Founder of my Ninth Generation in the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge).
Together, between the dragons I exalted that appear in this blog, and the ones I exalted that appear in a previous blog, I earned an Achievement.
Superior – Exalt 50 dragons from your lair. – Points: 15 – Earned 2015-02-19
I have now earned two out of the three exalting Achievements. The previous one is called Honorable, and it requires a player to exalt 10 dragons from his or her lair. There is a third exalting Achievement called Astral. That one requires players to exalt 100 dragons from their Lair. I guess I’m halfway there? I think it will take a very long time before I earn that Achievement because I no longer have a good reason to breed a ton of dragons.