So last night's update brought about a few bugs. :x
You should now be able to purchase estate upgrades again. If you purchased one between last night and now that didn't "take", let me know and I'll add it to your estate. Training should now also be fixed.
I went through all the upgrade purchases since launch and made sure the dates added correctly. I've re-upgraded you if you had an issue with the date extending since that time.
Let me know if there are any other issues. I'll be traveling today, but I'll get to them this evening. :D
New art time! And a few other things. :D
New Crossbreed Art - Iberian Warmblood
The first crossbreed art has been added! More will be added over the next few months so get stocked up on those parent breeds! :D
New Default Background
Until something a bit more fitting for a default background, the new mountains background has been added behind horses. This will be one of the backgrounds available for EQD once purchasing backgrounds is added.
Note: This background does not have a horse shadow built into it. Solo is working on creating those per breed so they will be added soon. Until then, you have horses that kind of look like they're floating. :P
At rollover tonight, all “outdated” upgraded users should be downgraded. This includes downgrading your estate upgrades down to the basic limit. Your account upgrades are still on your account after you are downgraded. When you upgrade again, all of your old estate upgrades will instantly become available again.
When your account is downgraded, you will receive a notification so it's not a surprise.
Please, please, please let me know if anything weird happens after you're downgraded. I tried to thoroughly test this but there is a lot of different scenarios and math involved so I can't promise it will be 100% accurate. I'll manually fix anyone with a wonky estate.
Also, keep an eye out for estate issues. I had to rearrange how things were stored to accomplish downgrading. Let me know if anything seems out of place!
While we're not on it yet, we do have a new server that is 90% setup (we're doing some final tests and changes to database encoding). I wasn't able to get everything complete tonight but it'll definitely be over the next couple days. It is at least 5x faster than this one and can accommodate a lot more concurrent users. As we grow, I'll continue to optimize code to keep everything faster, but this is definitely a good step for now!
Breed Coin Sale
Don't forget that the breed coin sale ends tomorrow at midnight! After that, they'll go back up to 10 credits each.
Hello! Welcome to any new players! Here's a small mid-week update. :3
Our chat party will take place at 1 PM Game time/EST this Saturday August 17th. The theme for our chat party is Shetland Ponies in celebration of Breed of the Month! As always, there will be prizes for the chat games! We'll also be releasing the first crossbreed art at the end.
When buying barns for your estate, they now have their own images!
Note: These will be for all future horses created. Past horses are not a part of this. If you're interested in an in-depth view of all genetics for each breed in the game, check out this spreadsheet.
Leopard colors should now generate correctly in the game based on Lp, Patn1, and Patn2 genes.
Pearl should now generate correctly. The horse's base will change to Pearl if they have Crprl or prlprl.
Bay and chestnut roans are now specific to the shade. So if you have a Seal Bay horse that has roan added to it, it will now be a Seal Bay Roan instead of a Bay Roan.
Red duns are now specific to the chestnut shade.
Custom Generator Fixes
Tovero should now show if Tobiano and Overo are both selected.
Edited timestamps should now only show once with a total of how many times the post has been edited.
The offspring list should now show the correct breed.
Saturday shows are now limited to being created 1 day in advance.
Train all should now be mobile friendly.
Profile description editing has been fixed.
Hope everyone has had a great weekend!
After a LOT of work, we now have a new custom generator! You do not need a Magic Horse Token or a breed coin to play with it. It's available in the Lab. This generator goes off a points system. All customs start with 10 points but if you go over that, you will have to pay 1 credit per point. You can also now choose white markings. Customs have a better chance of getting a decent BS.
Past customs with errors can be sent to Curly. Name the horse with your username, send to Curly, then message Curly your horse(s) have been sent. Your credits will be applied shortly. Those customs that you want to keep and not send can be fixed by posting to Discord in the "horses-needing-fixing" channel or posting to this forum.
Breed Coin Sale
To celebrate the new custom generator, there is a breed coin sale lasting until August 18 at midnight EST.
National shows will start being created tonight.
Whether you're new or a veteran player, check out the FAQ. It has many of the basics of gameplay there. If you have anything to add, make sure to suggest it!
At some point this week, all upgraded accounts on borrowed time (ie still upgraded past their expire date) will be forcefully downgraded. This means that non-premium features such as boarding and training will become inactive on your account. Just a warning ahead of time. :)
Not as big of an update this week because the custom generator took so many hours, but we're working towards some new features so keep a lookout!