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Clydes, QHs, and Bug Fixes!
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7 Comments)

Howdy! First of all, I apologize for my absence this week. I had a death in the family so away time was unavoidable.

As promised, I am releasing new artwork and a new breed today. :D

Pretty Clydes are here and you can now get Quarter Horses!

I didn't have time to work on anything major this week, but I was able to knock out some bugs.

Shows

Shows now have a maximum fee limit of $5,000. This is to prevent the rich from becoming Jeff Bezos status just through showing. However, this limit does not apply to Saturdays. On Saturday only, you can have shows with unlimited show fees that run in 2 days max. An “Enter Selected” button is also at the top of the showing page now.

In order to keep unrun shows more manageable for slower disciplines, default shows will no longer be created if there are already at least 20 sitting to be run. This number might need to be adjusted in the future.

Rescue & Foundation Store

Sadly, rescues now cost $250. 'Tis time for them to start costing money. D:

On the plus side, the Foundation Store now has a name placeholder for you trigger happy foundie buyers.

Associations

The association page now has tabs! It's also a lot prettier. You can now see a list of registered horses along with whether they are for stud or not.

Breeding

I increased the breeding rate from 75% to 80%. Hopefully this helps you guys who seem really unlucky in your breeding. Gelding is now available at the vet.

Bug Fixes

  • You can no longer set a brand if one like it already exists. I will go back at some point and reset all the ones that match another one and give them a brand reset.

  • Fixed auction house where it won't eat things if there is an error. :O

  • Fixed where Brown Buckskin was showing up for CrCr. It will now only be Crcr. This will also fix the issue where the color was supposed to be Perlino.

  • Flaxen has been adjusted so it should now appear on images and in names correctly now (restricted to chestnut bases).

  • Silver should now show up in the name and image appropriately (restricted to those with at least one E).

  • Added more logging for default show creation to try to narrow down that problem.

  • You can no longer train negative feed horses.

  • You can no longer show horses with 0 feed.

  • Fixed where shouts weren't getting deleted after 30 days.

  • All auction transactions should now be through on hand money.

  • Fixed weird upgrade year if you purchased a forever upgrade after another upgrade purchase.

  • Fixed where topic creator link was going to a 404 page.

  • Fixed mobile link for objectives.

I'll be more available starting on Monday to fix more bugs and work on features discussed in the chat party earlier this week. :)


Discord Chat Party Tonight + Tweaks
Posted by Bedouin
Sunday, April 7, 2019 (2 Comments)

Happy Sunday!

Discord Chat Party - Tonight @ 7 PM EST

If you haven't already joined us on Discord, please do! We have great conversations and sometimes info flows a bit more readily than in the forums. Join us here: https://discordapp.com/invite/sqCvxkx

Tonight, I'll show off the next breed to get art and the next breed to be released on V2. In case you needed a bribe to join. ;P We'll also talk about fun stuff and generally get some conversations going around V2's features.

A Couple Fixes

  • It seems there has been a PS stat cap of 100 per stat. This has been removed. :D

  • Fixed some broken links with demolishing estate upgrades.

  • The rescue page now has pages.

  • The community page has 6 recent posts now, and there is a Discord link for anyone who hasn't joined the server.

Welcome New Players!

I've sent out a few emails to people who haven't been active on V1 in forever. So if you've recently joined, welcome! There are still a few things in progress but we're working to make them better all the time. :D


New Objective Feature, Bug Fixes, and Game Tweaks!
Posted by Curly
Saturday, April 6, 2019 (17 Comments)

Hello all! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Objectives

The newest thing in this update is OBJECTIVES! Objectives are goals generated by the game that ask you to submit a horse based on certain criteria. Some objectives require that you reach a certain number of RP, and each objective has rewards that will be given to you after a horse is submitted. We plan to keep building on this, and only 8 have been released today. This will help us find any bugs and fix before releasing more.

If you're curious what we add, there is a new status for each objective that will hang around for a week after it's added. We'll tweak how everything looks and add more features over the coming weeks as well. :D

Smaller Changes

  • Show winnings have been combined into one bank transaction for each night shows are run.

  • Account settings page has been cleaned up. A link to transfer your V1 account has been added.

  • The number of referrals you have has been added to account settings.

  • Referral number has been added to the hall of fame.

  • You can now see how much feed a horse has from the boarder list.

  • Stable navigation has been slightly tweaked to make more sense and was added to some pages.

  • News now has pages.

  • Sale price has been added to search criteria.

  • Added additional headers to horse tabs to make it more clear for new players what things are.

Bug Fixes

  • You can now bid on auctions that already have a bid.

  • Contact link on online page has been fixed.

  • Issue with upgrading accounts has been resolved.

  • Auctions now end as they are supposed to.

  • Bank logs should now show up correctly in their pages.

Update on Game Status

We've been working hard to make overall progress on V2. Each week, we get a little closer to being able to let the public share in the experience! But we also don't want to rush things.

Our plans right now is to open V2 publicly this summer. We'll pinpoint a specific date later. Before that, we have a few things that we need to finish including (but not limited to!):

  • Genetics tweaks to combine specific genes to better reflect real life.

  • Showing tweaks to make the system better especially unrun shows that sit for days.

  • Associations and almost all features there.

  • More ways to make money in the game.

  • And more that will 100% come up in the next few months since you guys are so awesome at pointing out things to better the game. :D

As we work on these features, I'll be releasing more and more invites to old V1 players to get more activity around the site and see if we can get an idea of what can't handle the public.

We're so excited to finally start to the tiny dot of light at the end of this very long tunnel that is V2! We definitely couldn't have done it without you guys. We appreciate your bug finding, feature suggestions, and general amazingness. <3

Chat Party this Sunday!
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (4 Comments)

Hello everyone! Just a quick announcement!

We will be having a discord chat party this Sunday at 7 pm EST. Everyone is invited to join. We always enjoy player input, ideas, and discussion to help make Eqc the best it can be.

We hope to see you there!

Surprise Bug Fixes!
Posted by Curly
Monday, April 1, 2019 (6 Comments)

Yay, bug fixes!


We've tackled some of the bugs you guys have been seeing.


Bug Fixes

  • If you breed a crossbreed with another crossbreed of the same name, you should now appropriately have a foal of the same breed.

  • Rabicano should now show up for Arabians. If your horse does not show, let Bedouin or me know and we'll manually fix it.

  • On the same note, rabicano is now available for breeds with rabicano in the custom generator.

  • Fixed boarding list where it was showing boarders who had no space. Those with no space no longer show up. Number of remaining boarding stalls now show up in the drop down as well.

  • Shows should now have appropriate numbers generated each night. If this is not the case, please let us know!

  • Splash should now generate correctly for all breeds from the custom generator. If you have a Shetland with a leopard gene, please let us know and we'll fix it manually.

  • Stud fee is now exchanged through money on hand instead of bank money.

  • Stud fee price has been added to the top of a horse's page if it is up for stud.

  • Stud breeding has now been fixed to include all mares, regardless of breed.

  • The number of item uses has been added to the credit store.

  • The offspring list now shows generic crossbreeds appropriately.

Thank you everyone for being patient as we fix bugs you find. All bug reporting and testing help is appreciated!


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