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New Years Fun!
Posted by Curly
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (1 Comments)

To ring in the new year we will be having a laid back chat party on Discord with a few rounds of Bingo! The chat party will begin at 10:45 PM EST/ Gametime and Bingo will begin at 11:15 PM EST/Gametime. Prizes will be awarded to the first two players to fill out the full card. To get your card you will post in the chat “WOOHOO BINGO!” when the chat party begins and Curly or Vulpine will direct message you a card. Once bingo is over we will chat and celebrate the new year together!

EDITED FOR NEW TIME! Note: Another round of bingo will be played Jan 1st at 10:00 PM EST/Gametime in the forums for those who do not use Discord.

Event: Mistletoe Item
Posted by Curly
Monday, December 23, 2019 (15 Comments)

Hello All! 

Some of you have gotten to day #5 (placed 5 decorations) of the event and have not received the mistletoe item. I am manually sending out the item to those who message me a screenshot of your inventory and event page so I can confirm you haven't received it. The item itself is currently not working but this is being worked on. With the holiday here it may take a bit more time to fix.  Let's give a huge thanks to Bedouin for her hard work over the holidays and for the event!


EDIT: New game in comments!

Let's play a small game! Can you name whos gingerbread house this is? If it is yours shh! ;) 


American Warmblood Art
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, December 21, 2019 (7 Comments)

We now have American Warmblood art! This brings us up to a total of 7/15 crossbreeds with art. We're almost halfway!

Nothing else in this update as I have been super busy with a big project for work. There will also be no update next week because of the holidays. The next update will be on Jan 4.


Holiday Event
Posted by Bedouin
Thursday, December 19, 2019 (5 Comments)

‘Tis the season! Hope everyone is having fun as we move closer to the holiday season.

You’ll see a holiday event link in the sidebar. This event allows you to add a piece to a gingerbread barn each day until 12/26 at midnight. You must add at least 5 pieces between now and then to receive an extra special new item, the Mistletoe. Mistletoe will allow you to have a higher chance of a successful breeding when equipped to a horse.

There are no teams with this event, but you can see other people’s gingerbread barns on their profiles. Each item added to the barn will get you a special prize. ;P


Chat Party, TOS Update, and Crossbreeding!
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, December 14, 2019 (8 Comments)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! No new art today, but we do have some interesting updates.

Chat Party

There is a chat party on Discord in a few minutes at 1pm EST. Please join us for some fun and games!

Update to Terms of Service

Please read the Terms of Service as it has now been updated to clarify certain rules. The changes are shown in red.

https://eqcetera.com/tos/ 

Crossbreeding

It has always been possible to breed any breed together and get a crossbreed. Horses that were not registered crosses did not have any breed standards (BS) so they would always have 6 poors. Now, all crosses should have breed standards. 

As a breakdown, there are now 3 ways to breed:

  • Pure x Pure - There is a set BS for all purebreds in the game. The closer a foal is to the perfect number, the higher the rating is. A pure x pure breeding with the same breeds will result in a pure while those of different breeds will result in either a registered or unregistered cross.

  • Reg Cross x Reg Cross OR Reg Cross x Pure - If the registered crosses are the same, the foal will be a registered cross. If the registered cross is bred back to a parent breed, the result will be the registered cross. If neither of these conditions are met, the foal will be an unregistered cross. Note: Registered crosses have their own BS and are not a direct average of the two parent breeds.

  • Unregistered Cross x Anything else - This foal will always be an unregistered cross. Breed percentages are calculated on parentage. You could, in theory, have 10+ breeds in the same foal, with lower percentages of each breed. 

So you may ask… how is BS for these unregistered crosses calculated? That’s where these percentages of breeds in the foal become important. The BS will be a straight calculation of the weighted average of each BS stat. 

Ex: You breed together a Friesdale with a Clydesdale x APH cross. The resulting foal will have 25% Friesian, 50% Clydesdale, and 25% APH. Say, for example, those breeds had the following Topline stats: Friesian - 34, Clydesdale - 56, and APH - 77. You can then use the following formula to determine the perfect stats:

(34 * 0.25) + (56 * 0.50) + (77 * 0.25) = 8.5 + 28 + 19.25 = 55.75 => 55

This is pretty much the next level of breeding beyond registered crossbreeds. You will have to know all the parent breeds in order to have a calculation of the perfect BS. Don’t worry, I’m sure someone will create a spreadsheet for this. ;) If not, here’s a calculator that can also help: https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/math/weighted-average-calculator.html 

Note that after this next crossbreed release, we will be creating a generic cross base. This will eventually become the light body type base when body types get added to breeds. 

We’re also exploring the possibility of player-created breeds. This is probably a bit of a ways off as we figure out how it would work. If you have any ideas, feel free to let us know!

Note: I added a poll about the old generic crossbreeds. This update does not include them and will be for any newly bred horses. So should the old crossbreeds be deleted? Would you guys be okay with just retiring them?

Another note: You must give the horse a DNA test through the lab in order to see the breeds. Whoops for forgetting this very important element. ;P

Show Tracker

Shoutout to Alfalfa for keeping track of player made shows. There is now a show tracker for current player made shows that run in 1 day. You can see the breakdown by discipline and by show level on the Create Shows page.

Tweaks:

  • Messages now show the correct account types.

  • Association election tie breaker extension has been changed from 6 hours to 24 hours.

Bug Fixes

  • International shows should now be boosted correctly.

  • If you are running for an election and you are the only candidate, you will now win the election if you had votes.

  • When rejecting a horse for an association, it should now say you have successfully rejected the horse.

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