Artfight 2023 is here!
In conjunction with 2023's Artfight, Elyxium is hosting its annual gift art rewards based on this year's teams- Vampires and Werewolves!
Net yourself some sweet rewards by submitting your Elyxium art from Artfight to progress along the rewards ladder. Click the image above for more info!
Welcome to the mini Easter Event 2023!
We have a bunch of exciting news! So read below to find out everything coming this April!
Easter Mini Event
A new prompt is open "Easter Event 2023" until 23rd April.
Submissions for this Prompt will enter you into the below raffle designs, you may specify which designs you'd like to apply for, or apply for all for a higher chance! Rules below
Easter Prompt Guide: April, the Month of Navian
Easter, or the beginning of April is an important time for many Elyxians. Some still keep alive the memory of the old faith, and celebrate this time in a more traditional way, while others spend the two weeks creating and gifting to the seasonal god. April is a special month where beings celebrate the fascination and beauty of new life. Seeds are planted and any new hatchlings are treated with special attention during this month. Aside from the more spiritual celebrations, human traditions are still conducted during this month, allowing for a large range of activities to bring Elyxians together in celebration! Navian is the named god of creation, or more humbly, a diety that has been seen nurturing and protecting the lost, delivering them to safety during the night. It is told that leaving a painted egg filled with sand outside overnight during April will ensure Navian brings good health and prosperity upon your household.
Below are just an example of events you can include your character doing to celebrate:
Easter Egg Hunting.
Looking after young/hatchlings.
Celebrating the above with Hatchlings.
Offering to Navian, the deity of creation.
and much more!
Two Entries max per person. This is two tickets! Leave a specification if you'd like to enter for a certain design.
Max of 3 characters per submission. At least half body, flat colour needed, picturing an activity above.
Each submission (x2) will earn 1.5x Ac!
A ticket into the following designs. Numbered 1-6
Ethrens have new lore and anatomy added to suite the world of Elyxuim! As per usual rules, any MYOs bought before this reveal can be used as old Ethrens, or new-gen Ethrens. Tarot lore is no longer canon but can be referred to as afflictions if used in Elyxium. You can swap to a new gen Ethren at any time, but you can not switch back!
Traits can be swapped within rarities!
Two semi-important updates for this post.
Welcome back to the adoption center! We have added an extension that allows our adopts to be purchased straight from the website with in-game currency instead of making claims. Since these are live sales (FCFS), we will try our best to keep it stocked as much as we can! Any characters in Shards can also be bought or partially paid for in USD through me (Unless stated otherwise). For now I have stocked it with designs I have held onto for awhile, but I am planning to make a larger batch of chibis soon! https://theaphexcollective.com/adoptions
Changes to Affliction Items
We are pushing a new mechanic of adding afflictions to characters. To make it easier for the user, you now can add your afflictions straight away to your desired character through the inventory menu on their Masterlist page. This will show your items in the affliction section. Stat buffs will only apply when you make artworks that require them (just mentioning the buffs if needed) since adding items does not update your stats live. More info here https://theaphexcollective.com/info/afflictions If you'd like to transition to this new system, make a claim! Be aware if you have items attached in the text section with stat buffs, stats will be removed from the character's main stat list upon conversion. You do not need to update to the new system to use your afflictions, and can still apply items from now on as the affliction text area is still valid for custom afflictions. This update not only makes it easier to add items whenever you'd like, but means we can update their description and attributes in real-time!
Welcome to our New Year update blog!
This is meant to be informative and transparent with our future implementations and changes for Aphex Collective! I have separated the sections below for quick reading depending on what interests you the most.
New and Upcoming Content
We have quite a few different projects in the work for new content, such as many species sheets 50% complete, lore re-written ready to be pushed, and our interactive stories in the middle of being finished off and polished. We also have 3 site extensions that we are ironing out the bugs, which will be hopefully accessible in the future (more below).
We have just pushed our newest species visual update, which is Dephx! This is visual, and the info will be refined in the coming days.
The extensions we are applying to the website are as follows
Purchasable characters with AC through the website
We are in the process of hiring a new coder to implement these changes! More about these updates will be announced once pushed. We may need to close our submissions to allow these pushes, so downtimes will be announced.
Our main focus along with updated visuals will be QoL updates! I would like to eliminate the amount of claims users must make to manage their own characters and inventory, so these mechanics will be at the top of our list to improve your experience on our website. Once these updates are pushed, it allows us more time to work on the content that matters, These are not limited to; attaching pets to your characters, adding afflictions, adding relations, and adding companions.
These features are our main focus going into 2023, but we have much more planned for the game!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask on our Discord, or Da.
Afternoon Everyone, we hope you are doing well!
We have some updates involving how companions will work in the game, please read below the specific changes we have made.
Companion Tab and Card
The companion tab now functions and your companions can now be linked and tracked on your Elyxian character. To link, you can either use a Moonflower, or draw an artwork of the two. More info here. Users who have a companion linked with the old system can keep the old mechanics, but this means it will not be compatible with the new features. Stats will be a permanent buff for old links, but with the new system, the two characters must be drawn together for buffs.
Bond points have been reworked. They can be passively gained with XP when the two characters are drawn together. This is with the intention to grow their relationship through progression, rather than an alternative XP ladder.
Tack and gear will soon be introduced to allow specific buffs for your companion and/or linked Elyxian. More info coming soon.
Some may notice two new categories, Unique and Purebred. Uniques are myos that exist currently and are not affected by any changes. Purebreds will be soon introduced into the game as game assets, or easier methods to gain mounts that are not individually unique (you will be able to customize their designs once purchased). Purebreds will be accessible with in-game currency (Blessed Coins and Art Coins). You may also be able to obtain these designs through quests and other activities. The cost will vary on their canon rarity. More coming soon!
The companion training page will now be your new landing page for everything in involving companions! It will be updated as new mechanics are revealed.
Welcome one and all to our annual Haunted Eve Event!
We have a bunch of new items this year, as well as some secrets for the month of October, so keep tuned for extra content! In the meantime we have some new items you can earn right away, along with a bunch of new spooky versions of existing pets to collect. Click the banner above to read more about the event.
Pet Update Part 1/2 : Beta 1.1
Morning everyone (from Australia!). I am excited to finally announce the pet update I have been working on and planning for a few months now. This is part 1 of 2 as the second half revolves around collecting+badges for pets, so that may be slowly added instead of one big content push. In the last year or so since pets were added, we have received a lot of feedback from our community about pets; what new ones people would love to see, players' favourites from each set and which species their character is drawn to. We honestly didn't expect pet's to be as beloved as they are, so now we are focusing on exploring more detailed ways to collect, draw, create and find pets. With this update comes more interaction with pets, customizability, a higher focus on new pet sets and much more! So lets get into the changes -
Pets on Profile
Pets are now added to your character's profile for all to see! You can set their name, a background of your choice (base card for each species when added), a temperament, a place for your badges, and much more coming! This will allow each pet to truly be unique, and to show off your achievements. This section is maxed at 15 pets per character (for now). You can obtain temperament influencer and cards in the Pet Store to customize your pets. Your badges and more are explained here https://theaphexcollective.com/info/Pet_Catalogue
Self Discovery Quest
A new quest is available on the self-discovery page for your character's pets! You can read more about it here - https://theaphexcollective.com/info/discovery
AC/XP Buffs and Art Changes
Pets now have a buff for Ac/Xp gain, found on the calculator. This varies on the complexity and distance the pet is from the FOV. Detailed AC tier is usually given for pets in artworks solely focused on them. This means you can now submit artworks of your pet without needing a main species in the image!
Observant players and Patreon supporters may have noticed a few new pets slip into the catalog during this update! We now have a few "complete" sets in preparation for collection badges. Complete sets at least need 3C 3UC 2R 1UR 1E. More will be on their way! Patreon supporters have first glance and influence on possible pet additions and colours.
And of course, I want to thank you all for supporting Elyxium. We hope this update inspires you to explore relationships between your characters and their pets, to find a set you'd like to complete for pet badges or even a themed pet collection for your character! The way you choose to interact with this update is up to you!
Hope you all are doing well! Decided it is best to make a news post for a bunch of small updates for those who are not in the Discord group and to explain changes and upcoming additions. None of these updates are game-changing, but you may be interested in the new content added (and coming!).
First off I would love to thank everyone for their involvement in the Artfight event! It got quite hectic near the close date, so we apologize for the lateness of approvals. Congrats to the following user for winning the AF 2022 design raffle. Your design will be uploaded shortly.
We have a bunch of new items for the store rotation, and a new item that can be purchased in the Treasury.
Lurkers now have updated art and anatomy, as well as two new official bases to use for your designs. You can find these bases at the bottom of the page and are only available in transparent PNG format.
This is a small notice that the "Mineral Growth" item no longer supports non- gem/metal composites such as wax, bone etc. Any characters with substances that do not align with the updated trait can keep their appearance until the trait is removed or the Character is reborn. You can view in-depth trait details here.
Now that our character relationships panel is fully functional, we will be slowly adding in the other panels. This may affect the mechanics of some prompts, however, anything with a large rework will be posted in News Updates. Small updates will still be notified in the Discord. Also look out for Random Encounter Quests, as they will begin to pop up when your forage in some areas! This will also be announced on Discord.