Happy Saturday! This update is a bit late today since I’ve been traveling.
Update on V3
V3 is definitely coming along! We’ve now added:
Training centers (Both regular and training manual training)
Redesigned show page
Watch the video below to see it all in action:
Core gameplay is almost wrapped up. After that has been fully completed, we’ll start reviewing all of the suggestions for showing, the horse market, etc. and seeing what could be changed for the better.
There will be a chat party next weekend on June 20 at 8 pm EST. Please join us for a fun discussion and games! There will be prizes as always. :o
We’re down to one crossbreed left, the Irish Sport Horse. Can you believe it?! Time to start looking at new crosses to add. ;P
Next week, we’ll have another development update on V3. Only a little over a month until the transition from V2 to V3! Then in the next Art Update, there will be a new breed. :o
What a close contest! We appreciate all who participated in the referral contest, and we hope new players are enjoying Eqcetera!
1st Place: $100 Amazon Gift card + Leopard Gypsy Vanner + Forever Upgrade
2nd Place: 1-Year Upgrade + Leopard Gypsy Vanner + 50 credits
3rd Place: Leopard Gypsy Vanner + 25 credits
1st Place: Sun & Moon Stables - 42 referrals
2nd Place: Eachai - 41 referrals
3rd Place: Jfibo - 15 referrals
This update focuses on V3 progress. Here’s a quick screen share of how the new version is coming along.
Most of the estate code has been transferred over. You can purchase upgrades from construction and view and demolish them from your estate. Behind the scenes, we’re continuing to work on some additional functionality to estates, but this is an ongoing project that’s not ready to be shown yet.
The breeding grounds are now functional! They do not have any changes from what they are on this version.
The bank has been moved over. The biggest change here is that you can search for players (and see their avatars) when transferring money. Bank transactions still need to be added in.
The rescue has been moved over. We’re working to make it more user friendly and easier to display all rescues in the game.
This is probably the single largest project in the game, and I’m working on it along with everything else. I’ve managed to finish the edit functionality for horses. This has gotten a facelift. When browsing between horses, the tabs will save so, for example, you will be able to view all show results or all pedigrees.
As you can see, we’re making progress! It’s exciting to see it all come together. As we move each feature over, we’re reviewing suggestions and discussing if it could become better on V3. We want the new version to fully realize V2’s potential.
Over the next 2 weeks, we’ll work on:
Continuing to work on the horse profile page -- you’ll be able to breed, train, show, and view results directly in the page.
Happy Saturday/Art Update Day! :D
Light Draft Foal
The light draft foal art has been added! This art will show for Friesian foals and a few crossbreeds.
Updated Game Calendar
The game calendar has been updated up to the beginning of November. The biggest thing to remember is the 2 days of downtime for the V3 transition in July. If anything changes on the calendar, there will be a news post to notify everyone.
The tutorial text has been edited for past navigation changes and to be more clear on the next step. We hope this is less frustrating for new players!
The Hall of Fame should now correctly count lifetime referrals.
Association shows have been taken down for now to avoid confusion.
You can no longer feed, water, and groom horses without any money on hand.
If you retire a horse, non-background items (mistletoe, truffle, etc) will be placed back in your inventory.
Just a quick update on V3. The majority of horse functionality has been moved over, and I’ve been focusing on moving over estates this week. Next week, I’ll do a video update so you can see for yourself!