Officially Open!

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 by Cassidy

It's finally here: Starlight is now officially open!

A bunch of you are probably going to sign up first before anything but please make sure you come back here to read this as there will be a lot of important information for you guys!! If I get asked a question about something I mentioned here, I'll know you didn't read lmao... Unless you need clarification on something which is totally okay because I know sometimes I forget to write or explain things since it already makes sense in my head 💦

ANYWAYS! Before I ramble even longer, let's get on to the actual update stuff!!

PREJOIN HOUSEKEEPING

First, some housekeeping regarding prejoin! At this point, all the prejoin-related threads have been locked so no more posts can be made. However, after discussing with yasu, we decided to extend the donation period for existing claims until the end of the month!

That means if you claimed a deck but did not donate it before today, you now have until midnight on October 31st to submit it in the original thread! Please note this is ONLY for donation claims already made as we are not accepting any new claims but we will be opening up donations again in November!

With this decision, we will be posting the list of approved prejoiners on November 1st instead which is also when eligible players can start applying for their Prejoin Bonus Pack! As long as you donated at least one (1) deck during prejoin (or between today and the end of the month), you will be given prejoin status and will be allowed to grab this. The event card for prejoin will go up then, too!

We'll also be posting the bonus rewards from donations and other prejoin stuff on that day, or a bit after then so please don't ask us for those yet! We need to calculate everything and figure out the codes/how to pass out the rewards. In the mean time though, if you donated a deck and it has been released as part of the opening then you may take one (1) choice card from it as your donation pull/bonus!

If you donated multiple decks that were released, you can take a choice card from each but please comment on this update with what you take and log it however you'd log your donation pulls!

Lastly, we will no longer be accepting donations for link buttons and once the Pre-Order Counter for the Music Shop opens again on November 1st, the limit will be reset to 10 CD requests per month!

OPENING SPECIAL

Next, we're going to talk about what happens now, now that we're open!

If you haven't already, please feel free to actually join the TCG now! The currently released decks is the final list for opening so you can choose any of those decks as your starter deck. Like promised, we released all the decks that were requested by eligible prejoiners on time and filled out the rest with as many unique artists as possible to have more variety and an even male to female ratio of decks to start off with!

Once you get your Starter Pack uploaded to your trade post, don't forget to apply for your Starter Pack Bonus next to get your member card and first level badge! After you receive that and update your post with it, PM BOTH of the admins to let us know and one of us will approve you on the members list. Only when you've been approved will you be allowed to access the games so please don't forget!!

INTERACTIVE

Speaking of games, most of the interactive section is allowed to be played once you're approved! This includes: the Variety Set, Music Bank Set, Music Core Set, and To Reach You (from the Special Set) only! The Inkigayo Set will be available to play on November 1st as will the rest of the Special Set. The Drama Set is only available if you have the correct Shooting Star to unlock it!

The Music Bank Set will be updated first next week so if you're pressed for time, make sure to play that set + the Variety Set before next Friday! The Music Core Set will be updated the week after so you can come back to it later. (And sorry for all the female artist rounds for the games... we were an all girls TCG before switching to a general Korean music TCG! ;;)

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

As of today, all services and activities are now open as well (minus donations and personal event cards which will start on or after November 1st)! Masteries and level ups can be done through your member panel but everything else is available on the forums as are all of our activities.

Don't forget the players start off with two (2) free artist slots in Idol Agency so go ahead and apply for your first act if you already have it all planned out! Just remember you can't start on your second act until the first one is fully debuted.

Also, please note that Shooting Stars are not available to purchase yet! We are still deciding on appropriate prices for them but we want to monitor general activity and pacing first before settling on anything. The Jar of Stars is also not available for purchase until November 1st!

MEMBER STATUSES

Don't forget that those who join the TCG now but didn't sign up on the forums and/or didn't donate a deck during prejoin will be given Platinum status rather than the Prejoin status! We have to assign all statuses manually though so it might not show up on the members list or your profile right away. Please give us some time to do this!

STAFF NOTICE

If you're a staff member and/or a deck maker, please make sure you've joined our Discord! When you do, please DM or mention either yasu or I so we can give you a special role that'll grant you access to the private staff channels where we'll post announcements and updates relevant to you/your jobs.

And for those wondering, staff pay will (hopefully) be available starting November 1st! It also still needs to be coded, as do some of the randomizers for the activities which I hope to get to ASAP... Spreadsheets for Site Game Makers to add rounds to will also be coming soon!

FINAL NOTES

Before I finish this already long update, I just wanted to mention that we currently have a Deck Suggestions thread where players can suggest up to 5 decks they'd like to see made sooner than later! These 5 decks must all be from different artists however so we can get an idea of what everyone's interested in and so deck makers can see what they might like to prioritize when claiming new decks to make.

I think the thread will remain open until the end of November? But each player can only post once, and no edits! Please read the thread for more information!!

And I believe that's it for now! I'm sure I'm forgetting something so if I am, I'll make an edit here and announce it both on our Discord and Twitter... yasu will see you guys next Friday on November 1st for our first monthly and weekly combined update! We'll have our first deck release as well as some wishes to grant, hopefully, so send those votes and wishes in!!

Thanks soooo much once again to everyone who's shown interest and excitement in Starlight!!! We're looking forward to this new TCG and hope everyone has fun!




Halfway There!

Posted on Oct 13, 2019 by Cassidy

As of today, we are halfway through our PREJOIN period!

This means we are still on track to officially open on October 25th so just a bit longer and everyone will be able to join the TCG!! Until then, we are still accepting donations over on the forums so if you haven't yet, why not take a look and maybe donate something? There are currently NO LIMITS to how many decks you can donate overall and we will reward you for the first 20 decks you donate (on top of allowing you take the regular donation pull from each deck you donated once released)!

We are now accepting link button donations as well! Please see the thread for more information.

If you are donating something, please make sure to submit it before October 25th! Once the update saying we're officially open has been posted, no more prejoin donations will be accepted and anything that wasn't submitted on time will be cleared from the spreadsheet.

PREJOIN STATUS

I realized I never really mentioned who will be considered a prejoiner and thus be able to obtain special prejoiner status and benefits once we open so I'm going to make it clear now: you must donate at least 1 deck during prejoin to be considered a prejoiner! It doesn't matter what kind of deck or how many donations you make overall, just donate at least 1 deck and you'll earn prejoin status!!

DECK REQUESTS

Don't forget to also request one (1) deck that you want to make sure is made and released upon opening! This can be any deck marked as "donated" or "done" on the spreadsheet OR already released but you can only submit a request if you've donated at least one (1) deck.

Anyone who does not submit their deck request before the official opening date will lose out on the chance to ensure there's a deck you want to collect when we open so please don't forget if this matters to you!!

STAFF HIRING

We are also still hiring staff on the forums as well! For those of you who are interested but have yet to apply, you have until October 18th (at 11:59 PM EDT) to do so. We will then contact those we'd like to hire shortly after as we hope to get everyone prepared and ready for the grand opening!

CD REQUESTS

If you've poked around the site and forums already, some of you may have noticed we will be having a Music Shop that stocks CDs for players to obtain along with every stamp card rewarded. Before Starlight became a general K-pop TCG, we were originally going to be an all girls K-pop TCG so the only CDs we have right now are from female artists!

As such, we will be accepting CD requests early for anyone who's interested! For more information, please visit the Pre-Order Counter and make your requests there. For the rest of prejoin, we will be specially allowing players to request up to 20 CDs instead of the normal limit of 10! Please help us fill up our Music Shop (both males, females, and collabs/co-ed units are welcome)!!

FINAL NOTES

And that's it for this midway update! We're really happy to see so many people already signing up on the forums and showing interest in Starlight so thank you to everyone so far!! We'll see you all on the forums, and again on October 25th for our very first official update!




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