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Downtime Happening Soon!
Posted by Bedouin
Sunday, July 14, 2019 (0 Comments)

V2 will be experiencing downtime between 12 pm EST and 5 pm EST to prepare for our layout update. :D

Progress on New Layout
Posted by Bedouin
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (7 Comments)

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone is doing well.

I just wanted to make a post saying that I am still working on the new layout. It's taken a LOT longer than what I thought it would.

When the new layout goes live (at the latest on Sunday evening), the domain of V2 will change from v2.eqcetera.com to eqcetera.com. Expect a couple hours of downtime before the next update since it's going to pretty much change everything. :D

For those of you not on Discord, I'll post some previews here to tide you over...


More likely both breeds that are left will be going live with this new layout. Here's a sneak peek of one of them. :O



A searchable rescue center - https://www.loom.com/share/69e43d8a7dd74064a6020e48866fe673

A new login page (separate from the home page):

Is that a background I see on this horse? :O

And finally, last but not least.... DYNAMIC horse pages.

https://www.loom.com/share/710d2a52f60642e98a1e14f6fcef1d5a


Thank you guys for your patience! Even though you can't see it right now, I'm working really hard to give you a better experience through a new interface with some improved features. I'll try to knock out some of those pesky bugs I haven't been able to get to before going live as well. :)

Patriotic Art Contest!
Posted by Curly
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (0 Comments)

Join Eqcetera for a patriotic art competition July 3rd through July 7th at 11:59PM EST/Game Time! Submit your patriotic art entries to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and/or “Most Creative” or “Most Cultural”. Submissions may be posted in the in-game “Patriotic Art Contest!” forum or via FB messenger for non-account owners.


Theme: Patriotic

Time: July 3rd to July 7th at 11:59 PM EST/Game Time


Rules:

- Must use Eqcetera breed artwork as the base

- Must be your own original work

- Nothing vulgar or inappropriate 

- Must adhere to theme “Patriotic”

- No limitations on what can be added/included: animals, clothes, scenery, etc. 

- No political propaganda

- No larger than 850px x 650px


Prizes:

1st Place: Magic Horse Token, 25 credits

2nd Place: Spy Glass, 10 credits, $10k

3rd Place: 5 credits, $5k

*If you do not have an account and win, you will be given an early access account!


Additional Categories to Win:

Most Creative and Most Cultural will receive 3 credits each.


Competition ends on July 7th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST/Game Time.


Big update coming soon!
Posted by Bedouin
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (3 Comments)

Just wanted to let you guys know that stuff is happening behind the scenes! I'm working on a lot of layout changes so this update is going to be the biggest one we've seen in a while (see the #sneakpeeks channel in Discord if you want some previews). With that said, I have to get it usable before releasing it so it's taking longer than usual for this update.

The credit sale will end this Saturday, June 29. After that, credits will go back to their usual price of $0.50/credit. We're about halfway to our goal of being able to purchase 3 breeds before opening.

New art for a current breed will be included in the next update, making it only one breed left of all the purebreds currently in the game! A new breed will be released on July 20, the official release day. After opening, the goal is to continue to release new breeds and give crossbreeds art. There may also be a foal base planned. :O

There are staff apps open in Discord including positions for mods, testers, and a social media manager. The reason they are there and not on the site is that all staff is required to be active on Discord.

Look for the big update post within the next 7 days or so - it's taking lots of hours to accomplish, but it'll get Eqcetera that much more ready for the public! :D

Important Updates, Credit Sale, and Bug Fixes
Posted by Bedouin
Thursday, June 20, 2019 (4 Comments)

Hello! Please read all of this post as it contains some important information. :)

Chat

The sidebar chat has been removed from the site. With this, the Discord widget has been added. You do not have to use the Discord widget, but it will be the only form of site chat moving forward. As we anticipate more activity in the next few months, it will be easier to moderate a single place.

I am in the process of working on a new layout for V2 now that there is a bit more space to work with. Look for updates on that soon!

Show Log

There is now a show log under Stable Management. This will allow you to see the net profits each day for the past 30 days.

Show results on individual horses now show entry fees and are red or green depending on if you made money or not.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed where genetic testing would charge you even if there was no horse selected.

  • Fixed where the login reward message showed after logging in every time.

  • Fixed retired horses not showing crossbreed info. This will only be fixed for horses retired from now on.

Credit Sale!

Only 30 days left until launching publicly and we still have 3 horse breeds to go! Therefore, I'm opening up a 50% off credit sale. That means credits will be $0.25 instead of $0.50 - still with a $5 minimum. Have you been wanting a forever upgrade but can't afford it? Now's the time to get it. :)

Future Plans

Launch Day is getting close! Here's a more detailed outline of our plans as we get closer…

V1 will be moving URLs to v1.eqcetera.com and V2 will replace it on eqcetera.com. This will happen before July 20th and each site will need to be searched for hard-coded URLs such as posts in the forums, news posts, or possibly hard-coded within the site.

Sadly, V1 will be closing on September 1st. This was a very hard decision to reach, and I know there were people who hoped that it would stay open. The code was very outdated which is what prompted the idea for V2 in the first place. Outdated code brings security risks and makes fixing anything very hard. Not only that, we would still need to moderate V1 which would split staff resources.

The user database will still be kept for those who still need to transfer between the two versions.

In more exciting news, there will be a few things going on the week after launch on V2. We're already getting a new breed on that day, but there will also be some festivities. I'll share more details on that as we get closer.  


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