Happy Memorial Day! A couple quick updates. :)
Shetlands now have art! The little fuzzies are so cute.
Regional shows are now being generated by the game.
Horse profiles should now be better on your phone. Let me know if there are any other issues with different phone models.
Don't forget that Friday is the last day to get a Magic Horse Token. All payments to Eqcetera are going towards new horse art to get the last purebred breeds in. :D
Sorry this update wasn't that big. Traveling then family stuff has taken precedence. D: Weekly plans have been updated so I'll be tackling some Eqc stuff this week for a bigger update!
Hello All! Just a small update for you all about objectives and genes!
There are now 30 new objectives for you to explore! BS, PS, and Level objectives have been added!
There is also a post in the lounge for you to respond to about future objectives you would like to see.
Fixed the issue with the grey gene (G) not showing up in Thoroughbreds (Whoops!). All TBs from here on out should not have missing G genes.
Curly & Bed
It's almost the weekend! Weird Friday update but I'll be gone until next Friday so here goes!
Change to Foals
This is the biggest update here! As it stands now, it doesn't make sense to average together the PS of both parents since you could have a second generation horse with a higher PS than one of the parents. Given that horses need also receive a lifetime of training and now the level boost, it makes more sense for foals to start lower. They'll now still be boosted by higher PS parents but it won't be an average. We hope this encourages more training of foals and selective breeding programs with high level/PS horses. This should also help new players start off without going against horses with a single stat in the 1,000s like V1 was.
Update: This has been reverted back to the way it was before. It will come in the next couple weeks with some adjustments to training and how a foal gains stats. A PS change is certainly coming though. :)
Saturday show fee cap has been changed from $100,000 to $25,000. When more horses compete the economy could get really out of hand from this day alone, something we're trying avoid.
Retired horses now have more information stored! Genes, breed standards, PS, points, and lifetime earnings have been added. Offspring will now show retired horse's names, but more information will be included soon once I figure out how it should be displayed.
Rescue horses will now be retired instead of deleted if they have offspring.
Custom horses are now a bit more worth it. Not only can you distribute more PS, the BS is always going to be a bit better than foundations.
P.S. Get your Magic Horse Tokens while you can! They will always include all breeds in the game including future releases. Breed tokens, on the other hand, will only be able to be used for a single breed.
Horses for Auction
Horses now show if they are for auction or not with a link to the auction. Horses for auction can no longer be put in other auctions, put up for sale, or retired.
Please note that with gene fixes, this will only apply to horses created in the future unless I fix them myself.
Horses transferred between accounts or auctioned off should no longer take up space in the first player's account.
Flaxen should definitely be fixed!
Custom sabinos should now come with sa2sa2.
Horses with silver in their name should no longer have silver added again (ie. “Silver Silver”).
Brown duns should now show for Andalusians.
For gene displays, Patn2 now operates independently of Patn1.
Don't forget that the magic horse tokens will retire on May 31st.
After that date, they will disappear from the credit store and be replaced with individual breed tokens. If they reappear in the future, it will most likely be during an event and for an increased price.
Tokens coming June 1st:
Once new breeds begin to released after public opening, the custom token will be released one week earlier than when they are available in the foundation store.
We had an awesome chat party last night. Huge thanks to Myra for organizing and running that. Look forward to more chat parties in the future with more games (and prizes!).
It's right around the corner! We've set a date! :o
The public opening date is July 20, 2019. We'll create some banners and fun things in June to help everyone spread the word. All purebred art in the game should be completed by this date.
If you need more invites, let me know and I'll manually add them to your account.
Obviously, there are some bugs and a couple more features that we need to finish up before then but we have a little over 2 months to get it all done. :D
New Breed Art - Thoroughbred!
You can now breed for Friesdales by breeding Friesians and Clydesdales.
Higher level shows now give out a bit higher winnings. This means it's more profitable to move your horse up and not just let them stagnate in a level forever and beat all the other horses.
Geldings and sterile mares now have a small boost in showing. :O
Now if you breed higher level horses together, the foal will get a boost in performance stats. Because of this, I've added levels to the stable page. :)
A huge part of this update is that crossbreed breed standards now work correctly! They are not a direct average of the two parent breeds but they should be fairly close.
You can now spay mares in the vet. After mares are spayed, they will appear as Sterile Mare instead of regular mare.
Auctions should now go away when they're done.
Fixed auctions going on forever and ever.
Users who are active between 12 am and 1 am should now get an invite for the day before.
Fixed the horse profile where the image was clipping over next and previous buttons. Also fixed how PS was displayed.
As requested in the chat party last night, there is now a page linked in the news page that will show weekly plans for the game. Curly and I plan to have weekly meetings at the beginning of every week to set goals for us in development and in the community. This is where notes will go. It will also be the place to check if one of us has to be out.
Bedouin is Unavailable 5/18-5/23
Speaking of which, I won't be available between 5/18 and 5/23. I'm going to a conference in Canada so I'll either be exploring or attending breakout sessions and won't be available at all during that time. Curly will be available if you need her though!
It seems that other more pressing features/fixes always push these things down, but here's what we want to focus on next:
Creating an easier showing system
Creating an easier training system
Associations - especially presidential elections and halter shows
Fixing all the pesky genes
Frozen storage for stallion straws and mare eggs