Clubs, Create a Breed, and Grade Horses!
Hello everyone and happy update day! Today, we are rolling out part 1 of 2 for the Club and Association changes. This update comes with quite a few changes to crossbreeds and even introduces something very exciting…
In V2, clubs were only used to bring together those who share a common interest in something and only offered a forum and the possibility to register horses. We wanted to expand the idea of clubs to not only create more of a community but also expand crossbreed gameplay. You can view more information about club features in this help site article.
With the launch of V3 clubs, there are a few club types to know about:
Community Clubs: Clubs can opt to be just community-based, meaning the club is used as a place to talk about a common interest. Ex. A club that focuses on equine news. These types of clubs can register horses and default to accepting all breeds and all disciplines.
Breeding & Discipline Clubs: Those who wish to have a club with breed or discipline guidelines can do so in the club settings. Clubs can choose to be breed- and/or discipline-based. Horses can be registered in these clubs and club owners may pick what breed(s) or discipline(s) are allowed. Ex. Flaxen Breeders Club or Show Jumping Arabians Club.
Crossbreed Clubs: There is now a new club type which is replacing the Crossbreed Association (Read more in Associations below). These clubs are for each of the game recognized crossbreeds where these breeds can be registered. These are game owned and auto accept all those who register. A crossbreed-specific club will be created for each new game-recognized crossbreed. And speaking of...
🐴 Create Your Own Game-Recognized Crossbreed!
On top of these changes to clubs, we have added in a new highly requested feature which we are calling “Crossbreed Campaigns”. In the past, players have often asked about being able to create their own crossbreed and previously, we did not have a good solution or answers as to how or when this would be possible. Worry no more! Starting today, it is now possible for players to join together, create, and crowdsource their own in-game crossbreed which will receive its own artwork and breed designation! Do you want to breed Arabaloosadales, maybe Mustland Ponies, or even Friesian Cobs? Now you can! Through Crossbreed Campaigns, you will be able to create any crossbreed you want, but there are some steps required to do so. More information about Crossbreed Campaigns can be viewed here.
✨ Club Stars
Since crossbreeds no longer have a registry, they now earn stars by being registered with a club. Horses that get their stars from a club now have purple stars rather than yellow stars. Along with this star change, all horses registered in a club will also receive stars such as generic crossbreeds or purebreds that aren't in a registry. Note, if a horse is in a registry it will display yellow stars, not purple.
🌟 Old Clubs
Clubs that had previously been made have been transferred with members and horses registered removed. Fees and images have also been removed and all clubs are currently set to private. If you had a club in V2 that you no longer wish to keep, please message Curly or email support to have the refund credited to your account. Refunds for V2 clubs will be honored until March 28th, 2021.
🌈 Breeding in New Colors
We have also added in a new and exciting change which involves being able to breed colors back into any breed. This was previously done using the Brumby in which breeding any color into a Brumby was possible. Now, it is possible to breed any color into any breed, but this comes with a few things to know.
Breeding Back & Grade Horses
Breeding back to at least 95% of a breed now means that horse will convert to 100% of that breed. For example, if you bred a line of Clydesdale crosses to have tobiano and eventually had one with 95% Clydesdale and tobiano, it would revert to 100% Clydesdale and display a tobiano pattern on the Clydesdale base. Horses that have had a color bred into them like this will have a designation of “Grade” in front of their breed, Ex. Grade Clydesdale, and are not eligible for association registry. Read more about grade horses in this help article.
With grade designation, the breed standard for grade horses will be based on the purebred they are shown as. Ex. A Grade Clydesdale will have a breed standard the same as a purebred Clydesdale. This is to simplify the breed standard calculation for players to more easily know what their grade horses ideal BS is. In order to get a star value for grade horses, they must be registered into a club.
As color is bred into a breed, artwork will be made for them. Should you be able to create a grade of a breed that needs artwork done, please post to this forum post with a link to the horse. These artwork layers will be made on a rolling basis and, depending on demand, may take up to 1 month.
Wild Type Breeds
In-game we currently have two “wild” breeds, Brumbies and Mustangs. Brumbies have previously been able to have color bred back into them but never could be 100% Brumby even though they displayed the Brumby base. With the change of breeding in color and “grade” designation, we have excluded these wild breeds from being labeled as “Grade,” meaning they will be able to be registered in their breed association. Now, any Brumby or Mustang that is 95% Brumby or Mustang will revert to 100% purebred and have their Breed Standards based on Brumby or Mustang standard and will not have “Grade” before the breed name.
Associations have been renamed to “Breed Registries” and will only be used to register purebred horses. We have also removed the discipline associations so players may make their own clubs centered around a discipline or a breed and a discipline. We will be completing associations in next month's update with personalities and careers.
Several of the forums have been cleaned and some categories have had rule updates. Please read all rules before posting.
Hope you all enjoy these changes and have a wonderful weekend!
The Dev Team
Happy surprise update, everyone! There were a few bugs crawling around that needed squashing. We’ve outlined them below.
🐛 Bug Fixes
Liver Chestnut smaller images for Aztecas now display correctly.
Sooty layer for Aztecas on smaller images now displays correctly.
Golden Champagne on all generic stock bases now displays correctly.
Multi-equip from horse page now no longer possible.
When tack is removed from horses bought with tack, the tack now goes into your own inventory.
Enter All: You now no longer need to toggle on/off “Enter Random Shows” to display options to enter horses by ascending/descending.
Boarding Centers that are no longer upgraded are now removed from the boarding list.
Boarding Centers with $0 board fee no longer display as a boarding center option.
Crafting gem tack now only uses tack from inventory and no longer will remove equipped tack.
The custom generator now defaults PS entered as “0” to the minimum allowed of 5.
Brumbies that are 51 to 99% Brumby when retired now keep the Brumby image and no longer revert to the generic light cross base.
The Dev Team
Stock Bases, New Tack, Valentines Celebration!
Happy update day everyone! This update is focused on our new base art and new tack!
Generic Stock Breed Base
The generic stock base is now here! This base is used for all generic stock crossbreeds and has been applied to all currently in-game. Generic crossbreed horses that contain majority stock blood will display the new stock art. To see what body type each breed is, check out the help site.
💕 Valentines Tack
To celebrate Valentine's day we have 2 holiday tack sets themed for Valentines day! These Valentines tack pieces increase the chance of twins by 1.66% per piece, 5% per set, when equipped to your horse.
🎂 Red Velvet Set
Inspired by a Valentine's dessert, Red Velvet Cake, this tack set features a rich dark red-brown leather, cream accents, rose gold metal, and a chocolate colored saddle pad.
🍓 Strawberries N’ Cream Set
Inspired by white chocolate dipped strawberries with cream, this tack set features strawberry colored leather, a soft pink saddle pad, with cream accents and rose gold metal.
❤️ Valentines Sale
Valentines tack is available in the ingot store to purchase in bundles alongside the cherry blossom background and new cherry blossom petals. Single packages of 1 tack set, 1 cherry blossom background, and 1 cherry blossom petals are available. Other packages include horse-friendly chocolate truffles and bulk tack sets. This sale will end February 28th at midnight! Cherry blossoms background and cherry blossom petals will be kept in the General Store until April 1st.
💎 Gem Tack & Crafting!
We now have in everything needed to craft gemstone tack! This can be done from the mine and uses 2 ingots and 500 EXP to craft an item. You are able to preview items before you craft so you know just what you'll get. Gemstone embellished tack has a 0.4% show boost per piece.
New Saddle Pad
As you may have noticed above we now have a new saddle pad color! The Black English Pad, is now in the general store for $750 and has the same show boost, 0.33%, as the other tack sets. The black pad pairs beautifully with all gemstone types.
🌸 Cherry Blossom Background & NEW! Cherry Blossom Petals
The Cherry Blossom Background is now in the General Store from now until April 1st. We also have a new item added, the cherry blossom petals! These petals blow in the breeze behind your horse and add a bit of spring flare. They are also in the General Store from now until April 1st. To celebrate and send a valentine to you all, we have sent everyone 1 cherry blossom background and 1 cherry blossom petals who have been active in the past week. We want to thank you for sticking with us through development and hope you have a wonderful valentines day!
🐴 Somatic Mutations
Several breeds now have somatic mutations! All foal bases, Generic Stock, Clydesdales, Welsh A, American Paints, and Quarter Horses. Auctions for somatic mutation horses will be going up shortly!
🐎 Valentines Breeding Bonanza!
IT'S CONTEST TIME! The breeding bonanza contest is back! Compete with a teammate to show off your best foal! Read up on how to join in on the fun here!
✏️ Tack Edits
The “English Pad” is now named “Blue English Pad”.
The “Green Holiday Pad” is now named “Holiday Green English Pad”.
The “Red Holiday Pad” is now named “Holiday Red English Pad”.
An auto buy only option has been added for the auction house.
You can now block players from being able to transfer horses to you under your estate settings. This excludes any linked accounts.
🐛 Bug Fixes
Norwegian Fjord coins now no longer charge for Dun.
Registration horses should now keep all markings and selected color.
Retired horses that have straws,eggs, or embryos should now properly save PS/BS. Those already retrieved are also fixed for this. Any foals affected can be manually fixed if reported to the Bug Box.
Hope you enjoy the update and have a wonderful Valentines weekend!
The Dev Team
Straws & Eggs, Changes & Fixes!
Happy Update day! Today we are launching quite a few new additions that will take some time to read. Be sure to read everything below and make use of the linked help site pages.
✨ Straws, Eggs, and Embryos!
Hold onto your horses and don’t go too wild yet! Because eggs and straws are a new large game feature there's quite a bit to read and absorb in this post and the help site. Before we start, take a deep breath and maybe do a few stretches.
Adding in straws and eggs has taken quite a bit of research, planning, and coding. The overall idea of eggs and straws is to allow players to preserve certain lines from prized mares and stallions for use in the future. This also opens up the door for brood mares which could potentially increase the number of foals you get from a prized mare or stallion over its lifetime.
There are plenty of aspects that go into straw and egg breeding in real life. So many so it would be overly complicated to implement every aspect in-game while also making it player friendly. We have simplified the use of straws and eggs in a few ways to ensure a close to real life experience but also not so much so it makes game play unenjoyable. This is designed to be as easy as possible for you to incorporate into your breeding program.
Overall there's are a few basic steps to the process:
Retrieval of straw or egg.
Optional embryo creation (straw + egg made in lab).
Using a straw or embryo.
Bam! Foal is born!
Each of these steps have some aspects to understand about them to consider before going wild straw/egg/embryo breeding. Please read everything in this help site post thoroughly and feel free to ask any questions in the help forum or our Discord #help channel. Our team is usually always available for you and happy to answer as this is probably (Let's be real, it is) a lot to take in.
The help site post explains everything you need to know about straw, egg, and embryo breeding. Before using the help forum or Discord #help channel we ask you please read this before as it should answer most questions. If your question cannot be answered by the help post, our team is on standby in both the forum and Discord to help everyone. If you find a bug, please report it to the bug box!
🐆 Leopard TWH
This forum post explains how to enter to win either a straw or egg from a leopard Tennessee Walking Horse. Entries will be accepted until 5PM EST/Game Time Monday , February 1st.
🐴 Breed of the Month Returns!
Our monthly contest, Breed of the Month, has returned for February! Each month we will hold a contest to compete against other players for bragging rights and prizes! This month's breed...Irish Draughts! Compete to win spectral, magic, and Irish Draught coins. You can enter in this forum post.
❗ Unverified Accounts & Emails
From now on, all accounts not verified within 7 days of registration will be deleted. If you have a non-verified account you want to keep, you must verify it within the next 7 days or it will be deleted. A resend verification link has been added to the verification process and all of the site is now locked down until your account is verified. The latest to verify an account created before this news post is February 6th and 6PM EST/Gametime.
Accounts that have their email changed must now re-verify the account. All accounts also must now have their own email. Having 2 accounts using the same email is no longer allowed when editing.
Accounts can now freeze as often as they like. The 8 day limitation between freezing has been removed.
Wording for freezing accounts has been adjusted to reflect changes.
The Contact Staff page now has info on it if you ever need to message staff.
The Lab page now has icons for both the Breeding Clinic and Custom Generator.
The Custom Generator now has a fancy top banner.
Notifications and bank transactions are now deleted after 30 days.
There is now a Cooldowns section on the horse’s page showing breeding, training, and retrieval cooldowns.
Retrievals have been added to the Breeding tab in Herd Management.
🐛 Bug Fixes
We have fixed the horse market bug that randomly kicked horses from the market.
Expect February's art update to include art for the generic stock horse base. Also, next month, we will be focusing on associations and clubs!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
The Dev Team