IMPORTANT UPDATE! - Astral Story's Future

7 min read
1 Favourite
19 Comments
149 Views

Hello everyone! This is going to be a bit of a personal announcement, so please bear with me for this one.

In addition to Astral Story, I run a game called the Realm of Lyth:
www.deviantart.com/realm-of-ly…
realm-of-lyth.com
You may notice similarities between Lyth’s site and our own, as they were both built on the same code/general layout base.

When I initially acquired Lyth, I had intended to work on both it and Astral alongside each other, possibly pushing some features to both of them simultaneously, but giving each of them their own spin. What I've realized in the past couple of months, however, is that I don't think running two games is the right plan for me as I've spread myself thin and even working on them full time, I can't devote all of my power to either of them like I want to.

And then, at the beginning of the month, we began merging Symph Pond with Realm of Lyth (the team over at Lyth did a ton of work while I was dealing with a family emergency and it’s absolutely because of their help that everything went smoothly) -- the merger went really well and it was, I believe, super good for both communities.

After that point, the Lyth team and I have been working on the details of a merger and I reached the decision to fully merge Astral Story into the Realm of Lyth.

What does this mean for Astral Story?

All six Astral species will be merged into the Realm of Lyth, as Lythians. Some of them are experiencing some makeovers appearance-wise, but you’re free to continue using their designs as they’ve always been, if you’d like.
The masterlist will be moved to realm-of-lyth.com/masterlist/a… -- those with an account can adjust their characters as before, but character transfers are also available here for anyone who does not want to sign up: fav.me/ddnmgdd

Traits are being removed. Most Realm of Lyth species don’t utilize traits, which allows for further customization and variation in designs. Personally I’m super excited about this change, as it gives us a lot of room to play with future designs and characters. (If you purchased an MYO back in September with added traits, please feel free to contact me for compensation/a refund for the traits added to the ticket with USD.)
All communication will be merged into Lyth’s -- I recommend joining Lyth’s communities, as the Astral Story Discord server and DeviantArt group will be closed/put in maintenance mode in the future, to allow us to fully merge into Lyth. (Lyth’s Discord information: realm-of-lyth.com/info/discord )

If you would like to continue playing the game, then we will offer account transfers to the Realm of Lyth website (realm-of-lyth.com). At some point in the future, the Astral Story domain will redirect to the Realm of Lyth and the Astral server will no longer be maintained.

If you would like to keep your Astral characters but remove them from Lyth should you not want to be associated with the game at all, we can void them for you! This would remove them from the masterlist and they would no longer be considered Astrals/Lythians. This process is also not reversible. Voids are available here: fav.me/ddnmgdd

For those who choose to transfer their accounts, please check the bottom of this post for further instructions. Transfers will include the following changes:

Dust is going to be merged with Lyth’s currency (Loonoles) at a 100:20 ratio (100 Dust = 20 Loonoles).
Trait items in inventories will be removed and compensated at their full shop value. (So if you have a potion worth 100 Dust, you will receive 20 Loonoles in your inventory.)

Pedestals are being replaced with frames. The code for frames is a bit different from pedestals so changing these from the “basic” ones won’t be possible for a short time, however your unlocked pedestals will be recorded and replaced with the correlating frames in the future, so you won’t lose them!

Much of Astral’s other gameplay, such as NPC reputation, guilds, bestiaries, etc. will be merged into Lyth. So you’ll still be able to play around with most all of the features that we’ve released in 2019!
You’ll also be able to use your Astrals in Lyth (as Lythians!) to play the parts of Lyth that have already been released and are upcoming.

Astrals will fall under Lyth’s terms of service, which is very similar, in general: realm-of-lyth.com/terms

Anyone who chooses to transfer their Astral account to Lyth will also receive the “Astral Denizen” achievement, which shows that you were a member before the merge and decided to stick with us beyond it!

To transfer your account, please first create an account at realm-of-lyth.com. Then contact us via any of the following methods, using your DeviantArt account associated with your Astral Story account, your Discord account in the server, or your email associated with your Astral Story account:
- Respond to this DeviantArt Comment: Link!
- Send Jackalune a message on Discord (must be a member of the Astral Story server to use this option)
- PM Jackalune on the Astral Story website
- Email astralstoryrpg@gmail.com using the email associated with your Astral Story account

Tell us your username on Astral Story AND your username on the Realm of Lyth and we’ll get your account data transferred over!

Thank you so much for sticking with us through everything! I’ve had an absolutely wonderful 2019 working on Astral Story and I am stoked to get into 2020 and work on the Realm of Lyth including Astral!

Published:
© 2020 AstralStory
Comments19
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Jackalune's avatar
REPLY HERE TO LINK ACCOUNTS BETWEEN THE TWO SITES!
Respond with:
Your Astral Story site name:
Your Realm of Lyth site name:

and we'll get everything merged over for you!
DragonBoy-Kam's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: DragonBoy_Kam
Your Realm of Lyth site name: DragonBoy-Kam
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your five characters! Their gift art status has been changed to "Please do not draw," so you will need to reset this if you would like to allow gift art!

You have received 46 Loonoles (one common trait potion converted to 100 Dust, all Dust converted at 5:1)
Your Drigon has been sent to your inventory.
All treasures were converted to ingredients and those attached to your characters were sent back to your inventory.

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!
Ghosttown1195's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: Ghosttown1195
Your Realm of Lyth site name: Ghosttown1195
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your four characters!

You have received 314 Loonoles (one common and one rare trait potions converted to 100 Dust, Dust converted at 5:1)

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!
Croscx's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: Croscx
Your Realm of Lyth site name: Croscx
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your Kella Ser and Gryfon! Their gift art status has been reset to "not allowed"

You have received 511 Loonoles (four common trait potions converted to 100 Dust, Dust converted at 5:1, and remaining Faire Tickets converted at 1:1 [Halloween items will be re-released in a future event!])
Inventory has also been transferred over!

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

I've also re-linked your DeviantArt account, so you don't need to do that again.

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!
Croscx's avatar
CookieKat-Animations's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: SkunkFloof
Your Realm of Lyth site name: Skunk Floof
(Also, I finished a MYO, 
before this update, with a MYO ticket that I've had for a while, but I wasn't sure where I should get it approved because I haven't had to get one approved in so long-)
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your Flyte, Kella Ser, and Natbaktera! Their gift art status has been reset to "not allowed"

You have received 146 Loonoles (one common trait potion converted to 100 Dust, Dust converted at 100:20, and remaining Faire Tickets converted at 1:1 [Halloween items will be re-released in a future event!])
Inventory has also been transferred over!

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

I've also re-linked your DeviantArt account, so you don't need to do that again.

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!

For the MYO, your ticket has been transferred over! You can now submit it on the Lyth site here, whenever you would like and we'll get it approved ASAP!: realm-of-lyth.com/activity/sub…
CookieKat-Animations's avatar
On the myo submission there's no option for Astral species, which is why I haven't submitted them yet. Is there somewhere else I have to submit them, or have Astrals just not been added to the species list yet?
Sorry for bringing this up so late, I kind of forgot.
Jackalune's avatar
Oh! They have been added, there was just a code issue on that page that wasn't showing them -- sorry about that, but thanks for reporting it! I've fixed it so they should all be there now!
The1MillionthVisitor's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: The1MillionthVisitor
Your Realm of Lyth site name: The1MillionthVisitor
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your Wolfren! Their gift art status has been reset to "not allowed"

You have received 1 Loonole (Dust converted at 100:20, and remaining Faire Tickets converted at 1:1 [Halloween items will be re-released in a future event!])
Inventory has also been transferred over!

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

I've also re-linked your DeviantArt account, so you don't need to do that again.

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!
MJTheTattletailQueen's avatar
Your Astral Story site name: Bepis
Your Realm of Lyth site name: Bepis
Jackalune's avatar
Thank you for sticking with us through the merge!

Your Realm of Lyth site has been connected with your 7 Axomaurs! Their names/descriptions should remain intact, but their gift art status has been reset to "not allowed" (if any were set to allowed before).

You have received 350 Loonoles (one common trait potion converted to 100 Dust, Dust converted at 100:20, and remaining Faire Tickets converted at 1:1 [Halloween items will be re-released in a future event!])

The "Astral Denizen" achievement has also been awarded to your account!

I've also re-linked your DeviantArt account, so you don't need to do that again.

Please let us know if you have any issues or see anything missing!
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In