Sky features various ways to share your sentiments, creativity, and personality with the world around you, including Message Shrines, Message Candles, Message Boats, Shared Spaces, and Shared Memories.
What are Message Shrines?
Message Shrines are special features you can find throughout the world of Sky that allow you to create Message Candles. Message Candles are placed on Message Shrines, and contain a written message that your friends and potentially other players can read.
There are two types of Message Shrines; Gratitude Shrines and Quest Shrines. They function in similar ways, yet feature key distinctions listed below:
There are multiple Gratitude Shrines that are always present throughout all the levels.
Only a single Quest Shrine will appear at a time as a quest, but they can appear in many different locations.
You can only place a single Message Candle at each shrine, yet you can have multiple Message Candles active at one time. Travel to new shrines to leave more messages!
Only friends with whom you’ve unlocked chat can see your Message Candles until they have received 3 likes. Then anyone can see them.
You will receive one (1) Heart if one of your Message Candles at a Gratitude Shrine gets enough likes. However, you cannot receive more than one (1) Heart in this way every 48 hours.
You will receive one (1) Heart if one of your Message Candles at a Quest Shrine gets enough likes. However, you cannot receive more than one (1) Heart in this way every 24 hours.
All Gratitude Shrine candles are removed after 48 hours.
All Quest Shrine candles are removed after 24 hours.
Violating the chat policy prevents the message from appearing until the message has been updated to a version acceptable by the chat policy.
Please note that the number of likes required to earn a Heart from Message Candles and Message Boats will change as needed to help balance the game and prevent exploitation.
What are Message Boats?
Message Boats are a type of spell that function similarly to Gratitude Shrines, with the following exceptions:
Message Boats must be placed in water. However, some locations are restricted in order to prevent issues with gameplay.
You can get Message Boat spells from the spell shop at Forgotten Ark or the Sleepy Traveling Merchant's boat docked at Home.
You can only have a single message boat in each area. If you place a new boat, it will remove the older one.
Message Cranes function the same way as Message Boats, but with a different cosmetic appearance.
What are Shared Spaces?
Shared Spaces offer a way to come together with others and express yourself, while having some more fun with props. In a Shared Space you have the ability to place different props or multiples of one type of placeable (depending on item volume) in order to craft a customizable, cozy space for you and your friends.
There are two ways to create a Shared Space: Shared Spaces shrines and Shared Spaces spells.
Shared Spaces Shrines work similar to Meditation Shrines, which shows candles representing yours and other players’ Shared Spaces created at this location. You can:
Give your Space a name
Give ‘likes’ to other players’ spaces; a certain number of ‘likes’ gives one (1) Heart to that Space’s creator
Temporarily make a Space visible to others around a Shared Space shrine at a given moment
Similar to messages, a Shared Space must receive three ‘likes’ from a player’s friends before it becomes public to all players.
You will receive one (1) Heart if one of your Shared Space at a Shrine gets enough likes. However, you cannot receive more than one (1) Heart in this way every 4 days. A message will alert a player that their "like" count on their public Shared Space will be reset if they overwrite and remake that Space.
Shared Spaces Spells allow players to create Shared Spaces almost anywhere in the world of Sky outside of Home. If you’d like to create a space away from the shrines, off in a shady corner or favorite spot, you’re now able to create those Shared Spaces using a Shared Spaces spell.
You can find Shared Spaces spells at the spell shop at Forgotten Ark or at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant's boat when it’s docked at Home.
What are Shared Memories?
Shared Memories are a type of spell that will allow players to record a glimpse of their past for others to see. Activating the spell records an avatar’s movement for a brief period of time. Then, once the recording is finished, a special candle appears in the world representing this memory. Friends and other players who find it can tap on it to replay this visual message.
To view someone else’s Shared Memory, tap on a Shared Memory candle that displays in the area around you. Similar to messages, a Shared Memory must receive three (3) ‘likes’ from a player’s friends before it becomes public to all players.
Shared Memory candles remain in an area for 6 days at the moment and this number may be subject to change in the future. Players can tap the heart icon when viewing someone else’s Shared Memory to “like” it, and after a certain number of “likes” the person who shared the original memory recording will receive a Heart.
You will receive one (1) Heart if one of your Shared Memory gets enough likes. However, you cannot receive more than one (1) Heart in this way every 6 days.
Shared Memories spells too can be found at the spell shop at Forgotten Ark or at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant's boat when it’s docked at Home.
How to use Shared Memories (Shared Memory Spell):
Cast the spell from the potions and spells section of the Expression Menu, then find a spot on dry land to start your recording from (take care to not stand too close to things like Candle locations, meditation circles, or Spirits).
Select the “record” icon when ready, and then move, dance, fly, or anything else that comes to mind while the spell captures your movement.
You’ll have the chance to preview your memory after it’s captured, or try again until you’re satisfied.
When it’s ready to share, simply give it a name and it will be placed in the world for others to see!
Here are a few things to remember while using Shared Memories:
Shared memories need to be placed on dry land and players should take care to not stand too close to things like Candle locations, meditation circles, or Spirits.
A message will alert a player that a new Shared Memories recorded in the same area will replace the existing one.
Only friends with whom you’ve unlocked chat can see your Message Candles, Message Boats, Shared Spaces shrines or spells, and Shared Memories until they have received three (3) likes. Once you receive three (3) likes on any message, boat, space, or memory, it will become viewable by all players.