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Australian Wildlife Fundraiser [Closed] + Brumbies in Foundation Store
Posted by Bedouin
Sunday, February 9, 2020 (4 Comments)

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed this week! We raised a total of $571.06 USD to donate to Wildlife Victoria who will distribute it to where it’s needed most in Australia. 

Video of donation: https://www.loom.com/share/308236fcb5634029af00a5e53f4ff074

Brumbies in Foundation Store

In other news, the Brumbies are now in the Foundation Store! :D


Fundraiser Update + Valentine Event Prize
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, February 8, 2020 (3 Comments)

Just a reminder that the Australian Wildlife Fundraiser ends tomorrow at 4 pm EST (game time). That's when Brumbies will be released into the Foundation Store. So far, we've raised $524.83! Go us!

Also, please note that the Valentine Event ends on February 14th at midnight. The teams have been neck and neck! It's been fun to watch. :D The winning team will each receive 1 credit. Good luck!

Fundraiser Update + Bug Fixes
Posted by Bedouin
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (1 Comments)

Super quick update. :3

Australian Wildlife Fundraiser

We’re 3 days into the fundraiser and have raised a total of $324.02 so far! We haven’t decided yet on which fundraiser to donate to so if you have ideas, let us know in this forum post. I’ll continue to keep that post updated through the rest of the week with how much we’ve raised. It’s exciting to see the number rise!

Tweaks

  • You can now see how many times you’ve been gifted on the event page.

  • You can now gift boxes to players every 30 minutes instead of every hour. Hopefully this helps offload some of your box stash!

Bug Fixes

  • The bug with no breed foals for the second foal when trying to breed for Half Brumby twins has been fixed.

  • The custom generator now correctly shows brown buckskin instead of brown bay with cream overlay.

  • The custom generator now shows tovero correctly when overo + max tobiano are both selected.

  • When selecting both cream and dun in the generator, it should now show the correct variation of palomino. 

  • Chocolate palominos should now appear correctly for ee aa.

  • Golden palominos now appear for both ee AA and ee Aa. Before, they were only appearing for ee AA. This change is only for horses created from this point forward.

  • Thoroughbred has had pearl eradicated once again. There were 7 horses who had it who have been reverted to a non-pearl status.

Brumbies, Chocolates, and Show Tweaks!
Posted by Bedouin
Sunday, February 2, 2020 (8 Comments)

Update time! Yes, it’s on a Sunday instead of Saturday but what can you do? (I was sick this week and had a wedding yesterday :x)

New Breed: Brumby

Our next breed is here! The Brumby is a wild horse found in Australia. The recent fires have severely damaged their population so we wanted to send them some love from Eqcetera. When you purchase a Brumby coin this week, 50% of revenue will be going to a fundraiser for Australian wildlife, including the magnificent Brumby. 


Brumbies will be available for the next week only through a Brumby Coin or Magic Horse Token. Next week, when purchasing a Brumby from the Foundation Store, you’ll find that they mostly come in some pretty plain colors. Cream and pangare are possible but very rare from the store. The custom generator has slightly more colors with the additional option of sabino and dun genes.

Brumbies also have a special implementation on Eqcetera. See the pretty guy above? You cannot get him directly from the Foundation Store. In real life, Brumbies don’t automatically come in flashy colors but because they’re wild horses, they mix with other more colorful breeds to produce them. 

If you breed a Brumby with another breed, you will get a Half Brumby. Half Brumbies can then be bred back to Brumbies to get another Brumby.

There are also now associations for both Irish Draughts (whoops) and Brumbies.

Valentine’s Day Event

We have something fun for you! You’ll see that you’re either on the Creme or Caramel Team. When browsing the game, you’ll find 3 different pieces of chocolate.

 

You’ll need all 3 to make a chocolate box. You can gift chocolate boxes to someone on the opposite team through their profile page. They must be online and you can’t have given them a box in the last hour. 

You’ll not only get +1 point for you and your team, you’ll also have a chance to get a Horse Friendly Chocolate Truffle. When equipped, this item will increase your horse’s chances to have twins from 0.5% to 30%. 

Horse Friendly Chocolate Truffle

The winner of the Valentine Event will receive a $50 gift certificate to Godiva for their own RL chocolates. Who wouldn't need chocolates after all of this?? Second and third place will receive Magic Horse Tokens. Have fun!

Show Points

You’ll notice quite a difference in show points going forward. This is because there was an error with how the show points were calculated before, allowing horses with 1st place and last place to have almost the same amount of points. This has now been fixed.

There has also been a greater multiplier added to national, international, and elite shows to encourage level progression at the higher levels.

As with any show change, please give feedback. We will tweak it if it is not working. :)

White Markings

With the recent complaints of increasing plain horses in lineages, I’ve modified the chance of inheriting white markings to this:

50% sire/dam markings | 25% new marking | 25% nothing

Previously, it was 50% nothing and 25% sire/dam markings so hopefully you will start to see foal markings look more like their parents.

Magic Horse Tokens

To make Magic Horse Tokens more valuable than regular breed coins, they now have 15 color points instead of 10. This gives them a RL value of $7.50 where normal breed coins have a value of $5. For those of you who are hoarding them, maybe now you’ll be more enticed. >.>

Tweaks:

  • Elite shows should now be added to the show table on the Create Shows page.

Bug Fixes:

  • Stud fee should now be refunded properly. 

  • You should now be able to create auctions with a lot of horses without them getting stuck.

  • You can no longer DNA test other players’ horses.

  • You should no longer receive double notifications when breeding requests are accepted.

  • Removed the brown bay cream base in the custom generator so that this variation looks the same as the generated horse.

Next Update

The next update will once again be in 2 weeks. We’re working on a lot of plans behind the scenes and the 2 weeks helps us to better implement things than the 1 week time period. :)

The Brumby will hit the Foundation Store on Sunday, February 9th. We’ll post a short update then to remind you!


Eqcetera 6 Month Anniversary!
Posted by Bedouin
Monday, January 20, 2020 (6 Comments)

Can you believe it's been 6 months since public launch for V2? Time flies!

To celebrate, we're holding a contest on social media. Complete actions in the contest to accumulate entries and at the end, winners will be randomly drawn.

Prizes:

  • 1st: Limited edition Foundie t-shirt
  • 2nd: 6 month upgrade
  • 3rd: Magic Horse Token

https://gleam.io/T2Nti/eqcetera-6month-beta-opening-anniversary-sweepstakes

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