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Eqcetera is now Public!!!
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, July 20, 2019 (12 Comments)

It's finally here! Today is the day that Eqcetera goes public. After 3 years of development and 5 months of intensive testing, it's available for anyone who wants to join. 

Eqcetera is now in Public Beta

While we'd love to say that Eqcetera is leaving beta, that is not the case. We're going to call this public beta because there are still a good bit of features that we'd like to add. However, the core gameplay elements of showing, training, and breeding are complete if not really close to being so. We're turning a corner where we can focusing on features outside of the core gameplay like associations.

Welcome New Players!

Welcome to anyone who is newly joining Eqcetera or returning after being gone a while. As a community, we strive to be helpful and friendly to any new players. Also know that staff reads every suggestion and comment about the game and is always striving to make it better for you guys. If you see anything at all, don't hesitate to suggest something better! Just please keep it constructive and polite. :P

Chat Party at 6 pm EST

To celebrate, we're holding a chat party today at 6 pm EST on Discord. We'll be chatting about feedback on the new interface and where we'd like to see Eqcetera go as a community now that we're officially open. Prizes will include Magic Horse Tokens, Magnifying Glasses, credits, and a couple 1-year upgrades.

Huge, Huge Thanks to Everyone!

We'd like to give everyone a thank you for sticking with us throughout the changes. There have been a ton of them! We're really proud of how far Eqcetera has gotten, and we wouldn't have gotten here without your feedback. As thanks, everyone should see +5 credits in their account. We love you guys!

Brand New Breed! - Mustang

Our first new breed in a while is the Mustang! The beautiful art is in place and Mustang Coins should be in the credit store.

Change to Performance Stat Inheritance

This change is now in place. Foals will receive a lot lower PS to start with, but remember that they can be trained immediately. Over their lifetime, foals with training boosts should pass their parents' PS. If anyone has any feedback on how this has been implemented or has a better solution, we are open to suggestions and feedback. If a foal has 6E, they will receive a training boost as well. This is only with foals born from this point forward.

Tutorial

There is now a tutorial in place for new players. We hope it helps at least get you familiar with new gameplay. If anyone has feedback on the contents, we'd love to hear it. We'll be adding to it over the next few months. Note: The tutorial gives monetary rewards so new players should have more than they used to starting out. Discord has been disabled for those who haven't completed the tutorial yet. Since it's only 5 steps right now, there is not an option to disable it.

New Art

The Training Manual now has art:

Feed storage also now has images:

More estate upgrade images coming soon!

Small Changes

Here are some changes that weren't actually bugs.

  • Last place in showing has been bumped up to be the same as second to last place. No more obscenely low last place money sinks.

  • Feed purchase now resets after you save your horse. This should help prevent accidental feed purchases in the future.

  • If you view the home page or the login page and you are logged in, it will redirect you to the welcome page instead of making you login again.

  • When breeding horses, you can now see their levels.

  • When registering, you are now automatically logged in.

Bug Fixes

We're getting through the list! Remember if you find a newly fixed bug that doesn't seem like it was actually fixed, try hard refreshing the page.

Here are the most recent fixes:

  • Horses should no longer age up at 1 AM if they were born between 12 AM and 1 AM.

  • Training should now give the correct stats for the discipline trained in.

  • Regional shows should now reward more money than state shows.

  • Adoption button on the horse's page should now work.

  • The age cron should be fixed and age the correct day of horses.

  • Entering more than 10 shows should no longer charge you for the extra shows.

  • Showing and breeding buttons should now become active after feeding if there are no other messages to show.

  • You should no longer be able to interact with horses while logged out.

  • Horses not showing checked as Cr should now appear checked.

  • The image uploader in the text editor has been disabled again.

  • The association join fee has been fixed and should show the correct amount.

  • Silver dapple should be fixed on horses.

  • Prl has been changed to n on horses who had it.

  • Splash white for Quarter Horses has been fixed.

  • Brown dun and bay dun layers should be fixed now.

  • Fixed some issues with verifying emails.

2014-2015 Donations

If you donated way back when there was a fundraiser for V2 and have not received your perks, please contact Curly. You will need to tell us your email you used if we do not already have you recorded. Since there are no longer account numbers on Eqcetera, we are offering credits instead depending on what level you donated at. Please contact for more details.

Transferring from V1

If you had an account on the first version of Eqcetera, you can still transfer over any credits, upgrades, and custom horses purchased after 1/1/18 by going to your Account Settings page and clicking “Transfer Account.”


Contest Results, Additions, and Bug Squashes!
Posted by Curly
Thursday, July 18, 2019 (2 Comments)

Happy eve eve of launch day! More bugs have been squished! More additions have been made!

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The results are in for the Patriotic Art contest!

1st Solo with "Red White & Blue"

2nd Guy with "King of Racing"

3rd Middy with "Old Faithful"

Most creative: Middy with "Thug Life"

Most cultural: Guy with "King of Racing"

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Bugs Squished:

  • Credit purchases FOR SURE have been fixed.

  • You should now be able to train at public training centers without getting an error that they don't have the correct facilities.

  • Colts and fillies now age up to stallions and mares.

  • You now be able to breed from the horse's page.

  • The show button should now grey out once max shows have been reached.

  • Bonus login notification now appears.

  • Stud management now showing up for 2 year old stallions.

  • Alerts go away when viewed.

  • Discord app now loads on site.


Additions:

  • A better explanation for email verification with a link to account settings and the support email.

  • Development Status link added on News page.

  • Changed auto retirement ages to 20-30 instead of 25-35.

  • When you geld a horse, it is now removed from stud.

  • You can now board at home without selecting a discipline.

  • Previous and next button on show page.

Suggestions Additions and Subtractions of Bugs!
Posted by Curly
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (4 Comments)

Happy 3 days until launch!


Todays Fixes:

  • Removed ability train horses without having the correct training areas at your own stable

  • Locked down training centers where if you directly visited the link, it won't let you use it if it's not "active" (the owner hasn't been online in the last hour)


Additions:

  • Placed current feed beside buying feed option

  • PS updates as you train on the page

  • Removed the 3-5 day options in show creation

  • The train all now shows discipline level beside each discipline

  • Breed now shows in breeding dropdown on horse page

  • When selecting boarding, there is now a message to select disciplines first. This should automatically allow you to select boarding once a discipline is selected.

  • Moved level to own column on stable page

  • Reordered show results page to show newest first

  • Moved save button to top of horses management page

  • Removed “Viewing” and “Editing” from horse name

  • Horse name now shows on browser tab

Thank you all for the great suggestions! Keep 'em coming!


Squashed Some Bugs!
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 (0 Comments)

Hello our wonderful players! There are a few bug fixes for you to go check out!

  • Fixed where you can train your horses without selecting its disciplines

  • Fixed feed not automatically get attributed to horses when saving

  • Purchasing horses now works from their page

  • Now not able to feed horses from own storage if they are boarded elsewhere

  • Made it where 2 disciplines can't be set to the same thing 

  • tooltips - You should now see the reason buttons were greyed out

  • Now able to log out of frozen accounts

  • Breed management page is now responsive on mobile

  • Surrendering horses no longer makes them disappear -- There was a limit on the rescue center - Going forward, there will still be a limit of 500 horses to make sure it loads quickly. This is only the view limit. Once a horse is purchased, another will take its place :D

  • Retired horses' names were missing. Mom and dad IDs are now stored on retired horses to keep the lineage intact. This is something just added for retired horses moving forward

  • Accounts can now only be frozen every 7 days. This starts from when you freeze the account, not when it is unfrozen.


We're continuing to review and prioritize bugs. If you find anything, don't hesitate to post! :D

Bug Fixes! :O
Posted by Bedouin
Monday, July 15, 2019 (0 Comments)

Lots of bugs after the update! Here are some fixes.

List of Fixes

  • Fixed credit purchases. Whew, that was an important one.

  • Aging and show resetting should now be fixed (another biggy!). I've run the cron manually today.

  • Stable tabs should now open and collapse individually.

  • You should now be able to edit tabs again. This link will probably move to a tab management page that will include reordering at some point.

  • Training centers should no longer appear closed to the public.

  • Training centers should also get disciplines for horses now.

  • Pagination has been removed from the tables.

  • Bank page now only shows 10 transactions again. Added in paging on the transactions page to make it more viewable.

  • Added back in ribbon placements to horse pages.

  • Fixed custom images - you should now be able to only enter the URL. Also fixed the sizing on these.

  • Fixed the order on the finances page.

I'm looking into the rest of the bugs and suggestion list. Also looking into why Discord suddenly decided not to work.

Thanks for your patience and help with bug hunting! :D


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