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❤️ Valentines Exchange ❤️

Posted 5 months ago :: Last edited 5 months ago by Corrin

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As winter continues on throughout the Celestial Seas, friends and those cherished still grow closer in hearts around the galaxies. To show one’s appreciation during this time of year, handmade gifts are often hidden in plain sight, with no one quite certain who has left them until the big reveal. The inhabitants are certain to craft each hidden gift with love and appreciation for those around them for luck!

★ EXCHANGE GUIDELINES ★


Please be sure to read over everything on this post before joining!

Only Celestial Seas characters can be used for this exchange

If you do not own a Celestial Seas character you can submit a friend's character instead to get a gift for them, however you must have permission to submit someone else's character for the exchange.

Community characters cannot be submitted

✦ If you request couple art for your gift please also include a secondary option of just a single character for those who are not able to create couple art/writing. 

If you are unable to finish your gift, please let us know at least 1 week before the deadline or you will be barred from future gift exchanges.

★ ENTRY GUIDELINES ★


Your gift must show at least 75% of the assigned character and be in full color.

Users can also optionally opt for written gifts. Written entries must be at least 800 words.

All entries and requests must follow the submission rules in the community guidelines. 

We ask that you put in a reasonable amount of effort into your gift! It is not fair to your recipient if you decide to rush your entry. 

Gifts can optionally be submitted to the Wisher's Well for stargold after the reveal date. 

Please do not publicly share your gift to DA or discord until the exchange date so it is a surprise

App submissions are open from February 14th -February 15th at 11:59 AM EST (midnight server time).

Assignments are given on February 16th-17th, they will be noted to your on DA

Exchange takes place on March 14th, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM EST (server time) that evening.

When the reveal date comes please COMMENT on the Celestial Seas profile of the person you drew a gift for with an image or link to the gift. 

If you do not get a gift on the specified day or if the minimum submission requirements were not met please contact staff! 

Be sure to keep your entry and who you are drawing for a secret until the reveal!

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ENTER FOR THE EXCHANGE HERE!

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EXCHANGE TAKES PLACE ON March 14TH, 2021.

★ BONUS RAFFLE ★


All participants who complete their entry can optionally enter for this raffle. On the reveal day please respond to the specified moderator comment on this page with your finished entry in order to join the raffle.

Raffle will be rolled after the exchange date!

1 Winner will receive the following items:
Common Kitlike Companion (Designed by regalmanatea)
+1 Rare Trait Potion

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Credits:
Managed by Sleepy and regalmanatea!

EVENT: Frostfall HotM

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 months ago by Corrin

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Frostfall has come again. The winter event is here, and has brought all kinds of activities with it! Prompts, side quests, gift hunting, crafting, and tons of new items to collect for your characters! We also have a continuation of the ongoing storyline that picks up where the last event left off.

We will be having gift hunts during the event, please consider joining our discord to get updates on when the hunts will begin!

This event will last until the end of February 20th!
The shop and event crafting will stay open an extra weak after the event comes to a close.

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Be sure to claim your free event gift and enter the free design raffle!
Check out the event hub for all of the event information!

Event Hub 

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MORE New Year Updates!

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 months ago by Corrin

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Hello all, I return and I've brought a whole bunch of updates with me today. Please note that many of these are freshly added in and there is a chance you may run into issues. If you encounter what you think may be a bug please report it to us! As time goes on we will also update the pages associated with this update to have more informative text based off any user questions we receive. Now... On to the updates!

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To celebrate the new year we are giving out a free gift to all registered members! You can claim one here. Be sure to get yours before January 3rd at 11:59 PM EST (server time), after which it will no longer be available to claim. You can see what it contains and how to open it by checking the item info.

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You are now able to post trade listing advertisements to the website! You can find the trading post here

These trade listings are only advertisements for characters or items, and all transactions must still be discussed privately and handled through the onsite trade system. You cannot purchase items or characters directly from the listing. Listings expire after 7 days or until canceled. You may have up to 3 listings at once. 

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MYO Slot Improvements

The MYO slot items purchased from Specialty Supply and the Celestial Ticket Exchange can now be automatically turned into a slot from your inventory and no longer require a submission to make them into a useable slot. To turn your MYO slot item into a MYO slot you can simply select it in your inventory, check the box, and then use the item! You can view your MYO slots here.  

Coupon Improvements

The 50% Off Coupon no longer requires a submission or moderator approval. You can now choose to use it right when you're purchasing an item from the shop. 

Wisher's Well Reset

The Wisher's Well reset is now automatic each week.

Item Info

You can now view an item's information from your inventory page. Click the item and then click "Item info" to open a drop down containing the information.

Items on the item list will now display all the ways the are/were obtainable. We are still working to update some of the info as much of it was outdated! There was an issue causing this not to display properly.

Price Changes

The New Story item has had it's price reduced from 30✨ to 20✨.

Character Profiles

  • Character profiles now display symbols indicating if they are open to gift art and writing.
  • Character profiles now display a symbol indicating if they are open or closed for offers
Various Bug Fixes and Display Errors

★ The following have been fixed:

  • Logs on several pages are now displaying correctly
  • The character inventory bug has now been fixed. The inventories of character's holding items is now viewable as intended
  • The MYO slot name should no longer carry over when the character is created
  • The completed trades page should now display properly.
  • Some bugs that were affecting the mod side of things
  • Other minor things and tweaks in various places

Privacy Policy Update


We have updated our privacy policy due to a new functionality we have implimented. Going forward, we will be able to see the public IP address of all people who access the website. 

★ The reason:  This is so that we can prevent multi accounting, which is against our terms of service and can be harmful to the game. We will only investigate accounts that share the same public IP and will inquire with the user(s) further before taking any action.

If you no longer feel comfortable using the website following this update please contact staff and we can close your account at your request. 

We appreciate everyone's understanding of this change!

Thank you for reading everyone. We hope you enjoy all the new updates and changes to the site! A HUGE THANKS to Newt for helping us immensely to get all of these updates live and working! 

Thank you everyone for sitting tight while we got everything ready! There is much more to come this year. >:)

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New Years Update

Posted 6 months ago :: Last edited 6 months ago by Corrin

Hello everyone, and happy 🎆New Year🎆, I hope you are enjoying your celebrations! I wanted to post a quick update regarding a few things. ^^

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We will be shutting down the site due to maintenance for a few hours on January 1st 2021 sometime between 11:00am - 2pm EST to perform some much needed back end work and prepare for new features. The site will be unavailable for a period during this time but may not require the full duration. If it runs longer than anticipated we will post an update in our discord!

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After the site comes back online we'll be adding in a small gift to celebrate the new year! Be sure to check in and claim it, we'll post an update when it is available. 


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We are aiming for early January to release the winter event! I apologize for the delay compared to past years where it was posted in December. This has been a tough year to get through and the event has turned out to be more work than anticipated so I want to say thank you, as always, for the patience!

And thank you for being a part of this great community! I look forward to spending another year with everyone. 

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Secret Santa 2020

Posted 7 months ago :: Last edited 7 months ago by Corrin

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As winter once again spreads across the Celestial Seas the mysterious Giftbull is sighted  hiding among the snow, sneaking within the alleyways and leaping from building to building.  In the dead of night they quietly leave behind gifts for others to find. Leave a gift on your doorstep when the Giftbull is in town and somehow it will always make its way to where it needs to go, and in return you may wake to find a gift left behind for you.Kitbull 51 by Browbird

We're hosting a secret santa this year that will run alongside the main winter event! Join up to give a surprise gift to someone and get a gift in return.

Go here to find out more!

Candleblight End!

Posted 8 months ago :: Last edited 7 months ago by Ares

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The event has now concluded! We hope you had fun participating and exploring the new area. The story will continue soon... 

Read Event Conclusion

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Event Raffles


Raffle results have been rolled! The winners are...

omgproductions has won the Kitbull design!
RadioRise has won the Dalon design
regalmanatea has won the Kettlecat design
StarryFeathers has won the Dridgeon design
Siph0nn has won the Aircorn design

You can see all entrants for the kitbull here and the companions here.
Prizes will be distributed to the winners shortly. Thank you to all who entered!
Please message Corrin on discord to be sent the full unwatermarked version of your design.

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Event Activities


All prompts are closed and rewards distributed. Please send in a claim if you are missing a reward! The event shop, event crafting, and insignia claim will stay available until November 29th at 11:59 EST, after which they will all be leaving for the year! No items from this event are permanently retiring, so some may return in future crafting additions, events, or quests.

Insignia claims are only for those who completed the event in its entirety, you can read more details on the event hub.

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Other Updates


We are now testing out gift writing for the Wisher's Well! You are now able to submit either gift writing OR a gift drawing each week.
Several bugs around the site have been fixed. If you find a bug please file a bug report
Character inventories are now functional! In the future we will be adding soulbound items to the inventories of characters who have them.

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Item and Trait Changes


The Giant Snowflake item will not be returning this winter and its former effect is now discontinued in preparation for the future return of crest particles as a trait and the changes being made to how the trait works. All designs currently with the trait applied will get to keep the effect!

If you currently own an unused Giant Snowflake from a past event we will offer an item trade-in when the particle update happens. Until the item has a new use assigned to it, it cannot be transferred and will not have a resale value.

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Winter Event


Currently there is no ETA on when the winter event will launch. Similar to the fall event, the winter event will likely be delayed and start sometime in December.

Be sure you're prepared for the cold weather of Aldebast since we'll be returning there in the next step of the storyline. Expect some new characters and new items as well as event-exclusive crafting.

One of the additions will be a new trait! Here's a small work-in-progress preview of the item, any guesses on what effect it may have on your character?

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Satyr Trait Update!

Posted 8 months ago :: Last edited 8 months ago by Corrin

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★ Painted Satyr Patch Changes 

Patch info is now fully up to date! Please read it over before submitting new designs or updates.
Visual examples have been added for all patch traits. You are not necessarily limited to the examples but they are a good guideline of what's possible within each rarity.
Written information now finalized! Descriptions for all common, uncommon, and rare patches have been completely filled out.
Previously the following features were addons, not separate traits (and still are):

Asymmetrical Patches (Uncommon) --> Allowed uncommon+ patches to be asymmetrical
Flashy Patches (Uncommon) --> Allowed colors to be randomly placed + small patterns
Odd Patches (Rare) --> Allowed the stripes to be shaped differently
Elaborate Patches (Rare) --> Allowed the edges of patches to be more complicated

These stacked with patches of the same or higher rarity and thus could/can be added with a change ticket (or for free on a MYO) if those requirements were met. Their separate listings were removed and merged with the patch traits to make things more condensed and easier to understand! This merge by itself DOES NOT result in the loss of any rarity and is only for convenience! Your patch trait will still take on the rarity of whatever their rarest feature is. Basically, consider them working very similar to crest effects on browbirds!

★ Patch placements have been changed to coverage
This is the main change. You can now place patches anywhere on the main body rather than being restricted to certain spots! Patches now work based on how much of the character is covered, with less coverage being more common, and greater coverage being rarer. The only specific placements that are rare are the nose, cheeks, tongue, and ears.

 

Help and Questions


★ My character does not have the correct trait listed now, how do I update it?
Please send in a design update with the correct trait listed. Include in the comments what you are changing and the reason! (Such as "Updating rare patches to common in line with the new trait update"). This does not cost any items or currency.

★ This update dropped my character's patch rarity!
We are aware this may be the case for some designs. If your character's patch trait as dropped in rarity they will be given 1 credit for the lost trait. This "credit" will be added to the description and will allow you to apply a new trait. The new trait does not have to be applied to the patches. 

★ This update increased character's patch rarity!
This means you got a free upgrade! :-D

★ In the past I had rare patches but used an item to apply asymmetrical, flashy, odd, or elaborate patches without realizing I could apply it for free...  What do I do?
If you had this happen please contact us and briefly explain your situation with clear proof of the item used and approval using an onsite link. There is a possibility may be eligible for a credit as well if we determine you were incorrectly approved. You can find your update approvals here! This is only an option for updates made AFTER the website move!

★ Does the trait credit ever expire? 
Nope!

★ Does the credit persist even if I transfer the design to someone else?
Yes. 

★ Can I use the credit on a different character?
No. 

★ An old/outdated version of the design may be eligible for the credit, but the current official design is not. Can I revert the design to get the credit?
No. This only applies to current designs.

★ How do I apply the trait credit?
Send in a design update with your new design when you want to use it. Please be sure to clearly mention in the comments section that you are using the credit.

★ I'm not sure if my character is affected by these changes, can I check before sending an update?
Yes that is fine!

★ I have a different trait unrelated to this update that I think I should get a credit for, can I send that in too?
Not at this time.


Please send in all trait updates before November 25th 2020 at 11:59 EST (site time) to receive your trait credit if applicable! (As long as it is time stamped before that time you're fine) After this date we will gradually update designs regardless of if we were sent an update and the credit option for these traits will no longer be available.

Please be patient while your design is reviewed. Staff has final say in all updates. You are not always guaranteed a trait credit! Please respect staff decisions. 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Posted 9 months ago :: Last edited 8 months ago by Toy

Community Contest by Browbird

The people have spoken and the new community designs have been chosen. Thank you to all who entered, and thank you to all who voted! All rewards will be granted shortly after this post goes live so keep an eye out!

Everyone is now free to talk about designs and tell others which design was theirs. You can also see all entries with username credit here!

Overall


35 Kitbull Entries
34 Painted Satyr Entries
32 Browbird Entries

119 Votes in the preliminaries!
141 Votes in the finals!




Sparkle by Browbird Winning Designs

These designs will become the new community characters that FTO users can draw in prompts, along with becoming official NPCs that may appear in future quests or storylines!
 
Say hello to the new cast of characters!
 
The winners will receive...
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1 Celestial Ticket, 30 Stargold, 5 Celestial Shards, 1 Rare Trait Potion, 1 Uncommon Trait Potion, 1 Crafting Supply Crate

Kitbull

By sugaryu
With 89 votes


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Painted Satyr

By Newt
With 33 votes


Saber by Browbird

Browbird

By Sacchim
With 45 votes


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Sparkle by Browbird

 

Sparkle by Browbird Second Place

 
Second place will receive...
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Celestial Ticket, 25 Stargold, 3 Celestial Shards, 1 Rare Trait Potion

Kitbull

By Caffeinated-Bee
With 25 votes


Saber by Browbird

Painted Satyr

By Cypherlife
With 31 votes


Saber by Browbird

Browbird

By BottledWhimsy
With 33 votes 


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Sparkle by Browbird Third Place

Third place will receive...
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20 Stargold, 2 Celestial Shards, 1 Rare Trait Potion

Kitbull

By CandyChameleon
With 21 votes


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Painted Satyr

By Belsibeth
With 24 votes


Saber by Browbird

Browbird

By Pep
With 32 votes


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Sparkle by Browbird Fourth Place

Fourth place will receive...
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15 Stargold, 1 Celestial Shard, 1 Uncommon Trait Potion

Kitbull

By hatchl
With 6 votes


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Painted Satyr

By Saivalkae
With 16 votes


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Browbird

By ShyMagpie
With 31 votes


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Sparkle by Browbird

 

Sparkle by Browbird Honorable Mentions

These were other highly rated designs from the preliminaries (and finals) that also deserve a mention!
 
These designs were created by by...

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Sparkle by Browbird Raffle Winner

Thank you to all who helped spread the word about Celestial Seas!
You can see all who entered here!
 
Please keep in mind that this design will be given to free to the winner of the raffle. Since this design was created for free to be given away for free it cannot be traded or sold, only gifted to another user or returned to staff to be raffled again.
 
Please remember that if you win this Corrin made design you cannot enter for the next one!

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The winner of this design is Lume !

The winner of the raffle will have the design granted to them soon!
To get the full sized version sent to you, please contact Corrin on discord.

 
 

FAQ

 
★ What happens to my design if I didn't win first place?
The designer can reuse the design elements elsewhere (just not the specific base/all the exact same features as the base)! We will only have the right to use the first place winning designs for website display and community use.

★ What does it mean that staff can use the design?
It'll be displayed on the website and used as a community character that anyone in the community can draw to practice and use in prompts, as well as an NPC that we can include in future stories. We will be able to edit the design! Even if the artist departs from the community we will still be able to use and display the character for these purposes. The design cannot be sold or profitted off of by staff or by the original creator.

★ My prizes weren't granted to me!
Please contact staff on discord if this is the case.
 
★ I don't have a use for the Celestial Ticket/MYO slot, can it go to someone else?
Yep just let staff know beforehand!
 
★ I placed but I don't have a use for trait potions, can I trade them in for kitbull items?
Yes! Please contact staff first. You will be able to trade 1 Uncommon trait potion for 2 mutation crystals, and one rare trait potion for 2 non-special peculiars of your choice.
 
Following this news post: There will be an update to how community character's work that will allow FTO an easier time earning stargold for a MYO slot and participating in website content, along with this all the info fully moved over to the website! We'll put out an update when it's ready as it may take a few days.  Thank you everyone!
 
Also, be sure to check out the current event with event prompts, new items, and a raffle!
The site has seen some minor updates as well, if they aren't showing up please hard refresh with ctrl+f5



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🎃 Candleblight Arrives

Posted 9 months ago :: Last edited 8 months ago by Toy

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Candleblight has arrived and with it comes a brand new autumn event with a brand new event-only questline, side activities, event items, event crafting, and more!

This event will last until the end of November 22nd so don't miss out. 

Be sure to claim your free event launch gift and enter the free design raffle!
Check out the event hub for all of the event information!

Event Hub 

FINALIST CONTEST VOTING!

Posted 9 months ago :: Last edited 8 months ago by Toy

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THE FINALS ARE HERE!! IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES.

The community has spoken and the finalists have been chosen. Be sure to cast your vote in the finals to determine which 3 designs will be the new community characters!

This is the final vote, so be sure not to miss it!

This poll will close on October the 22nd at 10:00 PM EDT

Vote!

You're free to discuss designs publicy but please do not...
✦ tell others who to vote for
✦ disclose who you voted for
✦ reveal/guess who created which design
✦ Reveal which design you created if you entered 
We want to keep things as fair as possible and avoid skewing the vote! Everyone will be able to freely talk about everything once the final winners are chosen. Thank you everyone for respecting this request!

The raffle will be rolled after all the voting has concluded. If you wanna check the contest info go here!
Thank you to all who entered and to everyone else for the positivity and for voting!