News and Updates

May 1, 2020

Featured Lythian

This month's Featured Lythian is...
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NU198

Fern
Owned by: Raishiteru
Congratulations!

Gifting Gacha Increased Rates

Items with increased rates in this month's Gifting Gacha are:
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Spira Shell
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Cracked Bone
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Scrap Metal
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Harb
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Assorted Seeds
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Unidentified Flying Capsule

May 01, 2020 00:10:01 | 0 Comments

Regarding DeviantArt and Eclipse

Hello! The following is an official update from Realm of Lyth regarding DeviantArt’s intent to necessitate the use of Eclipse starting on May 20th, 2020.

- Our general plan for the future will be listed out below, but to summarize important points:
- The change to Eclipse does not greatly affect our plans for the future.
- Our goal is to make the site fully functional on its own, so that DeviantArt is merely a supplement and not required for any game features.
- Guest Artists may begin posting new adoptable designs to any social media of their choice, and are not required to post to DeviantArt. In the future, we hope to make designs more accessible on lythbound.com as well.
- We are working on an alternate way to allow character transfers and voids for those who do not wish to make an account, however this may require more thorough proof of ownership. Please read below for more information.


Lythbound.com's DeviantArt Functions

Since the release of lythbound.com, the goal has always been to make our own site self-sufficient so that we do not require DeviantArt in order to play any facet of the game. In some ways, we have thus far been successful; however some functions remain on DeviantArt (such as the ability to update Masterlist art, and playing the Gachapanions machine).

As such, we will continue working toward this goal. The DeviantArt group will not be deleted or removed, but our hope is that it continues to become more of a supplement to the game at lythbound.com than a requirement.

We will continue to support any functions currently on DeviantArt, and do not expect disruption from our end in providing game support.

Again, this was the plan anyway, and while we do not have an ETA for specific features being moved to lythbound.com, we were already preparing to do this.


Lythbound.com Guest Artist Sales

A feature that we have discussed internally is the ability for Guest Artists to sell adoptables on lythbound.com, to provide better accessibility to players to purchase them. We have held off on announcing this publicly as it is still in early stages of planning, but it seems prudent to mention now, given the situation on DeviantArt.

For the time being, we will be allowing Guest Artists to branch out on where they advertise and sell adoptables. Meaning, Guest Artists may choose to advertise somewhere such as Toyhou.se, Twitter, Furaffinity, etc, and may take payment from purchasers on those sites.

To better facilitate this, it is likely that going forward, purchasing a design from a Guest Artist will require having or making a site account.
When we complete our lythbound.com area for sales, a site account absolutely will be required for purchases, so this is a preliminary step toward that.

We recommend joining the official Discord Server to get updates on adoptable listings and other information.


Off-site Transfers

One feature that currently remains on DeviantArt is the ability to transfer or void characters on the masterlist without making a lythbound.com site account. If you have a site account, or plan to make one, you do not need to worry about this section.

We would like to keep this option available for those who own characters made in the past, as we understand what frustrations inherent in forcing sign-ups just to leave the game. However, we are looking into our options for the future.

If you do not wish to make a lythbound.com account and claim your characters, we recommend saving proof of your ownership of your DeviantArt account (particularly if you are planning to leave or close your account on DeviantArt). We will not transfer characters without proof that the transferer is truly the owner. The easiest way to transfer characters will always be making an account on lythbound.com and claiming your characters by linking to DeviantArt.


Lythbound.com Social Media

And finally, we hope to ramp up our presence on alternate social media, to make ourselves more accessible for anyone who would like to share their art elsewhere.

You can currently find our official presence in the following locations:

Discord: https://lythbound.com/info/discord
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lythbound
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lythbound
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lythbound
Toyhou.se: https://toyhou.se/~world/51442.lythbound

We will utilize and follow the hashtag #lythbound in our posts at these locations.

We are closely following and researching other social media outlets as well, and will post if we choose to support an official presence on any other supplementary sites.

Thank you all for your support! We look forward to continuing to work on lythbound.com, as well as see what DeviantArt has in store for us!

April 23, 2020 21:30:43 | 0 Comments

Emoji Contest Results!

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a design to the Discord Emoji Contest!
Every entry was wonderful and we are excited to display the winners in our Discord server!

✦ Entries

The following entries will be used in our Discord server! Each entrant will receive one Ingredient Loot Box per emoji used (please read to the bottom for information on how to trade your loot box for Loonoles if you prefer), and all participants will receive the Emojify achievement for submitting entries!

Entries are listed in alphabetical order, as there is no traditional placement for this contest:

All of the above emojis have been added to the server!
The boxes and achievements will be sent out soon.
However, if you would rather have the 50 loonoles per emoji instead of the ingredient loot box, please message Jackalune requesting the Loonoles and the boxes will be removed and replaced with the currency!
(Please do this before opening the loot box or we will not be able to replace them with Loonoles.)

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Thank you again for all of the wonderful submissions!

April 20, 2020 18:13:53 | 0 Comments

Server Move: Complete!

The server move has been completed and we are successfully on our new home! If you are seeing this news post, it means you are on the new domain and can safely navigate around the site! Please report any issues or errors to us either via the Contact Form or in our Discord Server in the #bug-reports channel!

Thank you for your patience!

Additionally, the Discord Emoji Contest has been extended by a day to end on April 12th at 23:59:59 EDT.

April 10, 2020 14:43:13 | 0 Comments

Scheduled Downtime: April 10, 2020 @ 13:00:00 EDT

Hello everyone!

You may have noticed that over the past little bit, the server has been having more general hiccups/downtime than in previous months! While this means that we are growing and having more people visit the site, it also means that it's time to get some better server specifications under our belt to support those visits!

We have found a new server host which should be able to better support our needs (and prevent randomly-occurring downtime), but moving to them will require some planned downtime time.
The plan is for this downtime to begin at approximately 13:00:00 EDT on April 10th, 2020 (tomorrow). The site will be put into maintenance mode and will remain in maintenance mode for at least an hour. However, it could take up to 24 hours for the site's URL to successfully direct to the new server.

We recommend joining the Discord server for real-time updates on the transfer progress.

Thank you for your patience! We'll see you on the other side.

April 09, 2020 15:14:11 | 0 Comments