New ARPG Submission Formatting
We have completely revamped the ARPG submission page with an all new format! This new format will now allow you to readily add titles, descriptions, and tags to your pieces right as you upload them, instead of after approval! Furthermore, this new system has some very important backend changes that will make it much easier to implement certain features reliant on art in the future.
Please note: the URL associated with the ARPG submission form has been updated as well. As of now, the old URL will redirect to the new page, but we recommend updating bookmarks to the new URL as needed.
Additionally, alongside some backend changes, the following updates to Realm Familiarity and Origin Story quests have been implemented:
- Realm Familiarity quests may now have background characters tagged on submission. The Lythian listed in the first tagged slot will be the one who receives quest completion credit.
- Origin Story quests may now only be completed for one character at a time. As with Realm Familiarity quests, background characters can still be featured and tagged on submission. The Lythian listed in the first tagged slot will be the one who receives quest completion credit.
Finally, you are now able to tag companions and NPCs in your pieces, now making it all the easier to keep track of who is in your art! Companions and NPCs cannot earn things like badges or experience, but the ability to tag them pairs with the next following change.
Art Galleries for Companions and NPCs
Companions and NPCs now have their own on-site index galleries! When tagged in a piece, it will now show up on their pages, much like on a Lythian's index entry. You may also go back and tag previously submitted pieces with NPCs and companions!
Note: NPCs will always visibly display all submissions they are tagged in, regardless of other visibility settings.
Removal of "Commissioner/Artist Cut"
Due to a multitude of factors, such as the updated implementation of realm familiarity experience and attempts to streamline manual tasks, we have decided to remove the Commissioner/Artist cut previously applied to commissioned works. Going forward, all art will solely give currency to the person who submits the piece! This additionally means that experience will always be in full to the featured Lythian(s).
Moving forward, distribution of currency earned by submissions should be discussed between users involved in the commission exchange, and we will not be intervening unless given proof of an individual not carrying through with deals (ie, promising Loonoles from a piece but not following through on it, which would be considered scamming).
Lost Bells Prize Expansion
The plushie and frame tier prizes (Bell Plushie and Arcade Frame) have been added to Lost Bells. Additionally, the score requirement for the Chime Fish Sticker prize has been slightly lowered to accomodate the new prize tiers.
There is no version update associated with this; Lost Bells v.184.108.40.206 remains current.
Our next event is scheduled for March this year. Some recurring event features that happen February, such as Cupid's Helpers, are also scheduled to happen alongside the March event, and will not be ocurring in February. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you enjoy February's upcoming updates!
There is a known issue after this update wherein some pages of the art gallery load exceptionally slowly. This is our top priority to fix as quickly as possible.
- UPDATE: This should be noticeably improved.