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Social Media Manager Application!
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (1 Comments)

Hello Everyone!


With our growing player population and our desire to accelerate our growth, we are looking to bring a social media manager on to the team. Do you have social media experience? Do you love Eqc? To apply fill out the application below and submit.


Job Description:

* Schedule update posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

* Host contests and giveaways on social media channels.

* Create engaging posts on all channels that would encourage feedback and participation.

* Use appropriate hashtags when posting on all channels.

* Look for opportunities to keep up with current trends by posting relevant posts and expanding into other channels.

 

Requirements:

* Must be 18 years or older.

* Must sign an NDA since you will receive information about Eqcetera before the public.

* Must have knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

* Must be available to communicate through Slack with the team and coordinate social media posts with email blasts and news posts made on the website.

* Must be goal-oriented and able to take expectations and run with them.

 

Although the position would start off as a FREE position, it would eventually become paid. When this happens, you will be required to complete a W-9 form as an independent contractor. You will also need to sign a contract stating that you will protect the brand and maintain professionalism when managing Eqcetera social media channels.


Apply Here!


Cheers,

Curly


Showing, Training & More
Posted by Bedouin
Monday, March 11, 2019 (12 Comments)

First of all, thanks to everyone for playing so far and reporting feedback, bugs, and suggestions! Second of all, here are some updates based on that feedback. :D


Show Winnings

Based on how the past week has gone, show winnings have been adjusted yet again. This time, it's not a straight percentage of the purse that goes into your pocket based on where your horse places. Instead, there is a 50% entry fee base payout then a percentage added to it of the purse based on place. This allows us to have smaller percentages but people don't lose out as much.


Training Centers

Training centers are back! If you own training facilities, you'll be able to use your own training facility to mass train your horses. Players with public training facilities (those that have a training fee set) who have been online within the past hour will show up under “Community Training” in World. Based on their facilities, you'll be able to choose a horse and its discipline to train in. We hope this will fix the issue of basic players not able to train horses that they board themselves.


Aging

Somehow the time change fixed the cron to run at 12am. However, with that said, that created some aging problems so we're going to try it out at 1am to see if that takes care of it.


Shows

Creating shows has moved to Stable Management. You can now create more than one show at a time. A filter has also been added to the shows page to allow you to find things easier.


Retirement Age

A small tweak that will have a large effect on how you manage horses is a new retirement minimum age. Horses now have to be at least 10 years to retire. Horses that you want to “dump” under 10 years will have to go to the rescue.


Surrender Cost

Speaking of the rescue, there is now a fee to surrender your horses. Again, this is to slow the “dumping” of horses that have bad BS. Adopting is still free at this point in time.


Breed Standards

Breed standards are now visible to everyone if the horse is 2 years or older. The numbers are still hidden but this should make it easier to see a horse's worth.


Construction

You can now see your available acres on the construction page. You also can no longer purchase more than one of the Equestrian Barn (the small land upgrade). If you've purchased the maximum limit for an upgrade, the button will grey out so you can't purchase it again.


You can now also demolish upgrades. If you demolish stalls that are used, horses will get kicked out of your stable, whether it's your own or boarded horses.


Layout

Mobile Eqcetera now allows you to see currency. Also, various pages have been cleaned up around the site. The text editor has been replaced with a different one that is easier to use and handles copy/paste from Google (the other one did not x.x). The font size has also been increased slightly for the site.


Boarding

Boarding stables now receive boarding fees. You can also now view who is boarded at your stable under Stable Management and kick them out if necessary. If your horse is kicked out, you will receive a notification.


Horse Images

Breed art won't be commissioned until there is enough money flowing in to support a horse artist. In the meantime, you can now add custom images to horses. Remember that you cannot use images without the appropriate copyright. There will be more information about this later.


Small Changes

Here are some small things that didn't fit under its own header.

  • Shows don't run unless there are at least 5 entrants.

  • You can now delete tabs!

  • Added gender to search.

  • Added owner profile to stable pages.

  • Fixed stall count in Stable Management.

  • Added discipline won, # entries, and EXP gained to show results.

Showing Changes and Minor Tweaks!
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (10 Comments)

We have some show updates and bug fixes coming your way!

 

Show Updates

You can now earn more EXP and money for showing. EXP depends on how many horses you defeat in shows. If you get 1st place out of 10 horses, you get 10 EXP. If you get 10th place out of 10, you’ll only get 1 EXP. This should expedite how fast you receive EXP and help expand your estate.

 

Payout for shows has also been updated. You should now profit more when placing (and not placing) and show creators now receive a payment worth 50% of the pot. We hope this will help more money flow into the game. Remember that more entrants = more profits for everyone. Everything is influenced by the total pot and will hopefully be more profitable as the economy becomes more stable.

 

Other Fixes

  • Feed now accumulates instead of replacing your horses’ feed with whatever you purchased.

  • Available stall count should now be accurate.

  • Fixed a weird issue with emojis in brands.

  • Stable descriptions should now update.

  • Association founders should now have instant membership and will have membership for life.

  • Horses should now age and convert over to mares and stallions at 2 years.

  • Shows now run at 12 am instead of 7 pm game time.

  • Bank interest should now correctly be paid out to upgraded and basic players.

  • Auction bidding should now work.

 

We’re working on a couple of big features! Upgraded players with training centers will soon be able to offer them to the public. This will be available for a fee and only by players who have been online within the past hour. Expect this update soon!

Bug Fixes
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (5 Comments)

Hello! Boy, have we all been testing. I believe we’ve knocked out most of the bugs that popped up since the last major update on Saturday.

 

Fixes:

  • Added boarding limit option for upgraded players. You can now set a limit on how many stalls to board out.

  • Fixed stall wording on foundation and stable management pages to reflect how many stalls are left.

  • Rescue now works to surrender horses.

  • Auction now works to auction horses.

  • Feed price now reflects boarding stable feed price.

  • Stallions can be removed from stud.

  • Breeding not giving foals now works.

  • Horses no longer need to be sorted into tabs to edit. However, they do still need to be boarded in order to be fed.

  • Error popping up after payment should no longer show.

 

Thanks to everyone for being patient with us as we make fixes! Remember that V2 is still in closed beta and while we try to keep everything as bug-free as possible, a major update like last week made a lot more than we expected to pop up.

 

We’re still continuing to take feedback and will continue to tweak the new system and game as a whole over the next few weeks. Expect more updates soon!

Changes and Transfer Tool
Posted by Curly
Sunday, February 17, 2019 (1 Comments)

Hello! Thanks to everyone for trying out V2. We’ve seen a lot more activity yesterday and today which will definitely help with testing.

 

Keep in mind that V2 is still a work in progress. If something is broken, we will do our best to fix it.

 

I know there are a lot of people who are confused about the new estate system. We’re working to take constructive feedback and make it into something that is very accessible to new players while providing a challenge of rising to the top. While we’ve run scenarios and spreadsheets, it’s hard to predict all the possible actions a new players can take so we’re relying on you guys to help us make V2 awesome. :)

 

Some changes to the current system:

  • All players now start with 2 free horse stalls that don’t count toward acreage.

  • Barns in the construction page have been renamed to “Stall Blocks” to avoid confusion.

  • Basic players can now feed at their own stable for $100/day.

 

Future system changes:

  • Basic players can train at stables that offer training without being boarded in the center. This will allow all players to train their horses, no matter where they’re boarded.

 

Transfer Tool:

It’s here! The transfer tool took a bit to get done and a bit of time to be tested. To transfer your v1 account go to: https://v2.eqcetera.com/transfer/

 

Remember, you can only transfer from ONE V1 account to ONE V2 account. If you have multiple accounts on V1 be sure the one you transfer from has everything you want on it to transfer. The transfer page tells you what will transfer.

 

Also, if you haven’t gotten a V2 account yet, there are still some invites left on Bedouin’s link: https://v2.eqcetera.com/register/bedouin/

 

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