News and Updates

Art Submission Guidelines & Arcade Game Updates

Art Submission Guidelines

The updated Art Submission Guidelines are live! These now reside on their own pages, allowing us to better explain each guideline, and leaving Free Play less cluttered.

The changes to grading are as follows:
- Defined the difference between a "Simple Character" and a "Standard Character" for 2D and 3D art
- Added "Simple Character" as an image size option alongside Headshot/Half Body/Full Body for 2D and 3D art
- Redefined "Lineart" grading to include clean, well-defined lineless works for 2D art
- Added rendered "Painting" as a higher value grading in the Coloring section for 2D art
- Removed "Companion" prop option for 2D and 3D art grade approved Companions as you would a Lythian character
- Models without texture or paint may now be submitted for currency (previously worth 0)

More examples for visual grading definitions are planned for the future.

The ARPG Submission calculator has been updated to reflect these changes!

Arcade Game Updates

Please be sure that you are playing the most updated version of the game to avoid errors with sending score!

Ghost Collector has been updated to version 1.3.1.0
- Add 3 second countdown after resuming from pause screen
- Add fullscreen option on title (incompatible with Safari browsers)
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Star Flyte has been updated to version 1.3.1.1
- Add version number to title
- Add 3 second countdown after resuming from pause screen
- Add fullscreen option on title (incompatible with Safari browsers)
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Lost Bells has been updated to version 1.2.0.1
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Flapping Kiklet has been updated to version 1.5.5.1
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

These updates fix a bug wherein the "Pop Out" option did not send score in Safari browsers (applicable to all games above).

September 01, 2021 14:39:10 | 0 Comments

September 1, 2021

Featured Lythian

This month's Featured Lythian is...
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NP5

C. Shantii
Owned by: sweet-teeth
Congratulations!


Gifting Gacha Increased Rates

Items with increased rates in this month's Gifting Gacha are:

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Blue Feather
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Tiny Feather
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String
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Thin Petals
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Purple Candy Corn
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Tamagacha

New Monthly Contest

A new monthly contest has begun. You can read more on the Monthly Contest: Written Art page!

Congratulations to the winner of last month's Monthly Contest!
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Submission by: fishainsley

September 01, 2021 00:10:02 | 0 Comments

Realm Explorations and Upcoming Art Guidelines Updates

Realm Explorations

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So you've become more accustomed to the bustling areas of Lyth's realms, and are ready to explore further? Well, the Adventurer's Guild will be happy to hear that...

Realm Explorations are now available in Arborea! Once per day, you can venture into the wilds of Arborea and possibly return with crafting ingredients, creatures, or other items! However, to embark on an exploration, you must first be at least rank 2 familiarity with the realm.

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What will you find in the depths of the forest...?

The Realm Explorations feature can be found via the Activities navigation in the Activities Hub or by visiting the realm map itself.

If you have not yet unlocked a key to Arborea, each of your Lythians may obtain a free starter realm from their profile, and then unlock more via the keys available in Truffle's Treasure Trove or by tagging along in collaborative works with others who have already unlocked a realm's key!

Upcoming Art Guidelines Updates

We are currently working on a series of clarification and balancing art submission updates. The planned date for updated guidelines to go into effect is September 1st, 2021.

While we transition to the updated guidelines, some art approvals may be delayed if they are affected by new values — we will attempt to approve submissions currently waiting and those sent in between now and September 1 using the version of the guidelines that will give the submissions the highest "value."

On the list of possible value changes (may still be subject to change before final release):

- Writing and Music categories will likely remain unchanged.

- The removal of "Companion" as a prop. It will be possible to "grade" Companions as a full-fledged character in a piece.

- The addition of a Simple Character category which overrides other size (headshot, half body, full body) options. Simple characters will include some baby Lythians and most Companions. This means that some baby Lythians (Flytes, Nitpickies, etc.) will be worth less after this update. However, this also means that all Companions will be worth more than they currently are, even when categorized as a "Simple Character."
-- Some complex Companions (Fuwa Bozu, Roobites) will be able to receive "full body" grades.

- We will be clearly defining the difference between a "Simple Character" and a "Standard Character" based on the number of distinct features or "segments" their body has. This way we can better reward the effort that some complex Companions require to draw.

- Clarification and positive value adjustments for various 2D unlined and painterly styles.

In Summary:
- Most submission grading will be unchanged, but clarified and organized in a more readable fashion.
- Companions will be worth more when drawn or modeled. (Wait to submit 2D and 3D companion art until after September 1st.)
- Some Lythian babies will be worth slightly less when drawn or modeled. (Do submit 2D and 3D baby Lythian art before September 1st if you have any waiting to be submitted.)

August 27, 2021 18:35:41 | 0 Comments

Mythical Ascension Quests & MYO Ticket Sale Updates

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Mythical Ascension Quests are now available — by completing one of these ARPG quest lines, you are now able to unlock the Falsetto or Oktavist subspecies for any Symphony you own! You can find these quests from the ARPG Quests Hub or the Symphony species information page.

Mythical Ascension Quests are four-part quests which grant a badge to your Lythian upon completion and allow them to become a mythical subspecies. A Lythian may only complete these quests if their basic form is of the corresponding species, however there are no other prerequisites and any Lythian may follow the questline if their species has a mythical subspecies available. (Currently only Falsetto and Oktavist subspecies are available, and only to Symphonies.)

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All four parts of the quest must be completed and approved before the mythical badge will be applied.

To finalize your Lythian's subspecies change, go to your Lythian’s profile page and click the “Update Lythian Art/Design” button. In the “Additional Notes” section, just let us know that your quest got approved and what subspecies you are changing your Lythian to!

You may alternatively complete the quest to unlock the badge, but leave your Lythian's default official design unchanged.

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To celebrate, three Common Note Eggs (to create baby Symphonies!) are being raffled off! Go here to enter!

MYO Ticket Sale Updates

After reviewing the numbers from August's MYO Loonole Ticket sales, we will be making the following updates to Loonole-purchased tickets, starting with September 10th's release:

- Truffle's shop will restock with (randomly) 3-6 tickets each restock.
- Ticket prices will be 700 Loonoles per MYO Playable Species Ticket and 400 Loonoles per MYO Companion Ticket.
- Purchasing one of either ticket will prohibit you from purchasing another of the same ticket until the following month. (Meaning if you purchase one in the first restock, you cannot purchase another in the second restock that same month.)
- Restocks will still occur at at 10:00:00 site time on the 10th of each month, and 20:00:00 on the 20th of each month.

Additionally, we are exploring other options for Loonole-based tickets to accompany the speed-based ticket sales in Truffle's shop.

August 25, 2021 16:51:28 | 0 Comments

Lythbound Free Raffle - Aug/Sep 2021 (and Other Updates!)

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Lythbound Free Raffle - Aug/Sep 2021

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15 23:59:59 SITE TIME
To gain an entry to the raffle, you must advertise the Lythbound game! You can gain one entry per each following location that you advertise to:

- DeviantArt (journal, status, poll, etc)
- Twitter (Tweet)
- Instagram (image post)
- Tumblr (post)
- Toyhou.se (bulletin)
- Toyhou.se - post on this forum thread with a short message!
- Other locations for social media advertisements may be accepted on a case-by-case basis!

That's up to 6 or more entries for advertising Lythbound!

Once you've completed an advertisement, send us a link to your ad via this Google Form to receive a raffle entry.



RULES
* Ads posted to "giveaway accounts" (accounts which exist for the sole purpose of entering giveaways) will not count.

* Your ad MUST contain a link to either https://lythbound.com OR one of our official social media accounts. (Tagging @Lythbound on Twitter, or linking to @Realm-of-Lyth on DeviantArt is acceptable, for example.)

(If doing this on Twitter, please do NOT start your tweet with the @ tag, as your followers will not see it!)

* You can only win ONE of the below prizes and prizes will be rolled in our official community Discord in the order shown.



PRIZES:
1x design by Solsurfing (SY982) - https://lythbound.com/lythians/SY982
( Designer Twitter: https://twitter.com/solsailing )

1x MYO Baby Crossbreed Ticket

1x MYO Playable Species Ticket

ENTER VIA THIS GOOGLE FORM. SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 15 23:59:59 SITE TIME.

 

Truffle's Treasure Trove Stock

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Truffle has acquired a new type of key and added it permanently to their shop stock. Rumor has it the Enigmatic Realm Key can help you visit Reenah if you are unable to find someone to help you visit!

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To celebrate, Truffle has also released a limited amount of MYO tickets, available for Loonoles! Hurry before they are gone!
Thanks to Truffle making some mysterious arcane deals, they will now be able to offer Loonole MYO tickets in limited amounts at specific times of the month, moving forward in the future.
From now on, Truffle will always add limited Loonole ticket stock at 10:00:00 site time on the 10th of each month, and 20:00:00 on the 20th of each month.

Guest Artist Event

A new guest artist event has been added for sign-ups! We are seeking guest artists for a companion-themed sales event (companion species only) (advent-style), to be posted in September. Please sign up if you would be interested in participating and completing 1-4 companion designs by a deadline of September 10th, 2021.

August 16, 2021 15:58:44 | 0 Comments