Help Me Collect Data!
Posted by Curly
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (1 Comments)

Hello everyone. This is a slightly unusual news post but, I am needing help collecting a very large amount of data.

So far, many of you have posted your spending and earnings on shows in this forum. If you haven't already or, you have more data to post for today, please post! Be sure to only post your spending and earnings. It helps tremendously with keeping the data clean.

There is a new post here, where you can post about halter show earnings.

This post is to post shows to help me quickly gather shows of all tiers and sizes.

I will be doing lots of reviewing, bug finding, and possibly adjusting so, every bit of data is helpful. :)

Cheers,

Curly

Economy Changes, New Management Additions and More!
Posted by Curly
Sunday, May 2, 2021 (25 Comments)

Hold onto your cowboy hats because we have another big update for you. In this update, we’ve focused not only on fixing the economy, we’ve also tried to make gameplay easier for you. There are multiple cool new things to help you do actions or track information.

 

💸 Economy Changes

As mentioned previously, everyone has been cut down to 1/100th of their previous EQD. You will see your new total in your bank account. All money on hand has been moved into the bank. You’ll see around the site that prices have changed to make things easier for everyday activities with less money. Some prices, like the foundation horses, have stayed the same. We will be monitoring the economy closely the next few months and adjusting as needed. 

 

A few things we have done for you:

  • Clubs have had registration cost for player registration cut to 1,000 EQD if it was >1,000 EQD.

  • Club horse registration has been cut to 250 EQD if >250 EQD.

  • All boarding centers have DIY, Part, and Full set to 5 EQD each.

  • All training centers have been set to 100 EQD.

  • Stud/brood requests for EQD have been cancelled to ensure your EQD is not taken. Those for ingots have been left.

  • All shouts have been deleted.

 

This means if you want costs different from what is above, you must go edit it yourself.

 

🏇 Discipline Show Changes

Discipline shows now have tiers and a new rank of Universal! This will help further split up the different show levels so that horses are more competitive. With the economic change, shows now have entry fees that are much lower than previously. Show tiers have also been adjusted to reward different maximum horse points. This means, most horses may gain levels more quickly. You can read more about tiers here.

Shows will populate tonight and will be able to be entered tomorrow.

 

✅ Mass Actions

This feature has been a highly requested feature since the early days of V2. You can find the Mass Actions page as a link from Herd Management. You’ll notice the actions are divided into two sections: Actions and Danger Zone. Regular actions only edit your horse and can be reversible. Actions in the Danger Zone remove the horse from your accounts and are irreversible (unless you adopt again or get someone to transfer back your horse). Any actions done via the Danger Zone cannot be reversed by staff. You must be sure the confirmation pop up for these actions is correct before submitting!

 

Actions

Danger Zone

Put up for Sale

Transfer

Put up for Stud/Brood

Surrender

Set/Remove Disciplines/Career

Retire

 

Over time, we will look at expanding these actions to keep gameplay easy to manage.

 

🧬 Mass Gene/DNA Testing

You can now gene test or DNA test all available horses in the vet. This a new feature that is only available for Platinum players. The upgrade chart has been updated accordingly.

 

⬇️ CSV Download

Another greatly requested feature is the ability to export all your horses to a CSV to help with charting. This has been added to the Herd Management page. Currently, you can only export what is on that page but we hope to expand this in the future.

 

🔮 Foal Predictor

You can now see foal possibilities! The Foal Predictor is linked from both Herd Management and the Breeding Grounds. You can select horses from your breedable horses list (same as the Breeding Grounds) OR you can select any horse in the game by ID. This is limited to unretired horses and horses over 2 years. This will allow you to see possibilities with studs, broods, or that horse you’re looking to buy.

 

It costs 5 ingots to predict foals, and you will see 4 foals at a time. The default 5 ingot cost includes coat color name, gene string, and potential training boost. For 5 ingots more, you can view the breed standard, breed variance, and possible performance stats. Breed variance will only display if you have input the breed standard into your breed standard tracker from the herd management page. You can directly breed and schedule a breeding from this page if you own both horses.

 

🔎 Breed Standard Tracker

Traditionally, breed standards and breed variance per horse has been tracked using spreadsheets. Now, it’s built into the game. The Breed Standard Tracker has been added where you may save the ideal BS values for breeds. It is located from your herd management and is used to display breed variance for foal predictions and in herd management. 

 

NOTE!! BV will display based on your input into the Breed Standard Tracker. This means if you have an incorrect value, you will see an incorrect BV. It's ideal to find someone to check your values to ensure you have the correct BS values. Most staff have discovered BS for most breeds and are happy to check your values for you.

 

📅 Breeding Planner

Have some breeding pairs with great potential? You can now plan a bit better with the Breeding Planner.  You are able to schedule breedings for a pair using their horse IDs and have the option to reschedule if the breeding fails. 

 

Note: we still need to add in some of the automation here but it will be up in another update soon.

 

🖥️ Layout Changes

For the new pages in this update, we have switched to a new frontend library. We’ll eventually be transitioning all pages to this library with a goal to have everything transitioned in August. We’ll also be making some overall layout changes before then. For this reason, we didn’t focus as much on mobile optimization in this update as we would have liked although we fixed a few obvious issues.

 

Note the new frontend library has caused some styling differences in the layout and these will be fixed over the next couple updates as we start to focus more on layout changes.

 

➕ Small Additions

  • You can now see the registry and club registrations for a horse on its page.

  • Training now takes up 4% energy instead of 5%. This will allow horses to get down to 0% energy on training days instead of having that annoying 5% leftover.

  • The name of the registry hosting the show has been added to the halter show page.

  • Both discipline and halter show results will now be deleted after 30 days.

 

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • There was an issue with accepting the highest bid in the Horse Market. This has been fixed.

  • Horses should now transfer successfully when someone wins an auction.

  • Studs and broods were showing that they didn’t have energy when trying to breed from their page. This has been fixed.

  • Horses should no longer go above their skill caps when completing jobs and halter shows.

  • You can no longer place a horse for sale that is for auction.

  • The timer should now be fixed on show pages.

 

🔮 Coming Soon

May’s dev update is coming in just a few short weeks! We’re proud to say that we’ve been staying on track with the 2021 Roadmap. May’s plan is player jobs and achievements. We will also be making some changes to how EXP is earned and spent. To prepare, we have removed the experience requirement for estate upgrades and other areas around the game. We’ve also removed experience gain from shows. 

 

It’s so fun seeing Eqcetera come together according to our vision. We’re well on our way to completing the game while keeping it fun and offering a unique experience for players. 

 

Before the dev update, we have an art update with a new breed. Can anyone guess what it is based on the sneak peeks posted so far? 👀

 

Thanks,

The Dev Team

Todays Update
Posted by Curly
Saturday, May 1, 2021 (4 Comments)

Hello everyone!

 

Our update for today has been pushed to early tomorrow to ensure what we have completed for the economy and a few very exciting changes is perfect. We hit a few bumps today in testing that has taken us over 12 hours to get smoothed out. We are fairly tired and think it best to wait to push our update because it must be flawless.

 

We are leaving the ingot converter open until we update tomorrow. This also means no discipline will be made until the update tomorrow as well.  Halter shows will be made but should not be entered.

 

Cheers,

The Dev Team

Auctions, Shows, & Care
Posted by Curly
Thursday, April 29, 2021 (8 Comments)

Hello everyone! We have a teeny update with some info for you.


💸 Auction Houses

The buttons to create auctions have been removed from the auction house. This is to ensure all EQD, items, and ingots are through auctions pre-money cut so people know how much EQD they have to spend.

 

🐎 Shows & Show Creation

Shows will not be made for May 1st meaning, on May 1st before the update no one will be able to enter horses into shows. This includes both discipline and halter shows. The Create Shows option will be removed tomorrow morning to ensure no shows are made on the 1st. 

 

🌈 Care Cron

As mentioned previously, the care cron for horses will be paused for 1 week after the cut. This is to ensure everyone can get settled into the new economy easier by not having care fees to worry about. This includes pausing boarding fees as well.

 

🐴 Breed of the Month

Mays breed of the month is Welsh Type C! Be sure to sign up in this forum to enter to win a magic token or 1 month bronze upgrade.

 

Cheers,

The Dev Team

Upcoming Update Info
Posted by Curly
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (11 Comments)

Hello everyone and happy mid-week!

 

🐴 Hold on to Your Horses

As we all know, the big economy reset and the money cut is looming and only a few days away. We have had quite a few questions about the cut and changes and we want to clarify some details in this post.

 

As mentioned in the comments on the previous news post, we are doing this with the long-term future of the game in mind. This cut isn’t to punish anyone and although you will have less money on the other end, it is not taking away what you have earned. Our goal is to change the value of the Eqcetera dollar, meaning that even though you will have less money, it will be worth the same or more as what you had before the cut. If money has value, that means people will be more encouraged to sell and stud out quality horses for money again instead of primarily ingots as it is now. This will make the market more fair to everyone, including new players.

 

We’ve tested numerous scenarios for this change and will be putting in place the ones we found that work best based on the number of horses that people have. If things don’t work out, we are not against changing prices and payouts but we won’t be rushing any changes after the update.

 

❓ Care and Other Costs

  • The care cron will be paused for 1 week to remove this cost from you and allow you to settle into the economy.

  • Shows (discipline & halter) will not be created on Saturday morning so that prices do not change mid-day for those entering. 

  • Care will cost a total of $5 a day for feed/water/groom. The most anyone could ever pay in 1 day for care is roughly $7,750 (1,550 horses worth). In-game, the player with the most horses has 1,480 horses or $7,400 worth of care per day.

  • Showing will no longer have different pricing tiers ($100, $500, and $5,000) and will be greatly reduced in cost and payout. 

  • Adoption, surrendering, shouts, and gelding cost will be kept as-is.

 

❗❗ What if Things Go Wrong?

Hopefully, things won’t go wrong but if they do, we aren't going to sit back and watch everyone struggle. Adjusting costs is quite easy to achieve should anything need to happen. We have done this before and will do so again if needed since we do have your best interest in mind. As mentioned before, we won’t be rushing changes and would like to take one month to observe changes if possible. 

 

✨ Don't Forget

Don’t forget if you have >100m it is a very good idea to go spend it on ingots or items. Ingots can be bought for 50k each at the ingot store or ingot items bought for EQD at the General Store.

  • < $50,000 = no cut

  • $50,000 - $100 mil = you will keep 1% of your total money and be given an additional $50,000. (example: you have $100,000 - you will keep 1% ($1,000) plus $50,000 for a total of $51,000. )

  • $100 mil+ = you will have everything above $100 mil removed. Then revert to bullet point 2 above, keep only 1% of 100m, and be given $50,000 more.

 

We have seen a few comments about players spending all of their EQD. We do not recommend this and suggest reading the above and/or asking staff to ensure you are using your EQD in the best way possible. So far, we have dropped from 144 billion in the economy to 96 billion which means quite a few players haven't spent that cash hoard yet!

 

We will see you on the 1st!

Cheers,

The Dev Team