What's New

As of February 21, 2020

Published on February 21, 2020 at 08:00 PM

Welcome to our new "What's New" section of the website where we intend to update you on all the latest happenings in Astral.

Changelog

We are working to address several reported common issues and requests. As always, we are very interested in your feedback.

Enhancements

Based on your feedback, we made several updates to the in-game screen, making pinning more obvious and other quality-of-life changes.

Fixed

We continue to hunt for lurking bugs and dragons in the depths below. This week's conquests are listed below:

In Beta

We're revving up for a lot of quality-of-life and performance updates. The first of these updates is actually showing these updates in the app to be more transparent about the direction Astral is taking.


This week, we've taken some initiatives to improve the performance and aesthetics of the platform.

⚡ Lightning-Fast Dynamic Lighting

Last week we identified and addressed some significant problems with dynamic lighting performance and shipped the fix to everyone this week. We encourage you to try out dynamic lighting for yourself and let us know what you think!

We're not quite done with optimizations to dynamic lighting, though, so stay tuned for more.

ğŸŽ¨ Cleaner Design

We are working to consolidate how we organize and style elements in the platform. If you've been a follower of Astral, you will immediately notice our cleaner and sleeker-looking homepage. This new homepage is our first effort to clean up the look and feel of Astral.

Our goal for this design cleanup is two-fold:

  1. It provides a friendlier and more predictable interface for GMs and players to interact with
  2. It aligns with our performance and stability goals, making the platform not only play better, but also look better

Over the next few weeks, you should start to notice small but incremental changes in design across the platform. We do not plan to roll out a major redesign but rather introduce small cleanups that have big impacts, starting with character sheets and the vault.

We hope you enjoy this cleaner design and look forward to bringing these changes to the platform.

📣 We're Listening

We're continuing to look at the forums, support tickets, and Discord to hear what you all have to say.

That's all for now!

Thanks for reading and for being a dedicated Astralnaut! We look forward to bringing you more updates from the Astral Plane.

- Team Astral