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Estate Additions, Bug Squishes and Tweaks!
Posted by Curly
Saturday, January 11, 2020 (6 Comments)

Another update day is upon us. =D

Private Stud/Brood Option

You can now put your horses up for private stud or brood. If set to private, other players can send you a request to use the services. You’ll see a yellow heart on the stable page. You can also view any requests in the Manage section of the horse. 

A list of both incoming and outgoing breeding requests can be viewed in the Breeding Grounds with options to cancel if it’s your request or accept or reject. Any horses that are sold, surrendered, or transferred will have all breeding requests deleted.

Feed Storage

You can now increase your feed storage up to 2,000. For those of you with lots of horses, this can now be a viable option for feeding again.

Show Creation

You can now create 20 shows instead of just 15. Yes, for all of you who like perfect numbers, we’ve heard you. ;P

Associations

Associations now have transfer logs so you can keep track of where money is used. All association members can see the logs. If you’re not a member, you can now see basic information and donate.

Tweaks

  • Search is now less strict when searching by name. For instance, if you enter “New,” it will return all horses named New Horse.

  • When purchasing or transferring horses, the “Eat from Feed Storage” option is now reset.

  • There is now a search bar in the associations for horses.

Bug Fixes

  • The quests bug is now fixed! Anyone who hasn’t started or who is halfway through should now only see one quest for each of the tutorial quests like intended.

  • You should no longer have an issue with training centers appearing active in the training center but not letting you train at them. 

  • Training centers in Community Training should now show the correct facilities.

  • Pangare should now show in Shetlands where it’s supposed to.

Bingo!
Posted by Curly
Friday, January 10, 2020 (3 Comments)

Its time again to play bingo!

This Sunday at 5 PM game time we will be playing bingo on our Discord server! We will begin sending out bingo cards at 5 PM to those who wish to play. Three rounds will be played, the first two for bingo and the last as blackout. 

Note: A game of bingo will be played in the forums Sunday at 6 PM Gametime if you do not use Discord. Message Curly on Sunday to get your card!

State of Eqc, Crossbreed Art, and Quests
Posted by Bedouin
Saturday, January 4, 2020 (14 Comments)

Happy update day! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m happy to be getting back into the groove of things after the holidays! \o/

State of Eqcetera

In the world of online sims, not many are transparent with their finances. Starting this quarter, we’ll be posting quarterly updates on where Eqcetera is financially so you guys can be in the loop too! This also shows that the money you spend on Eqcetera is being put to good use. :3

Month

Revenue

Expenses

Profit

October 2019

$1,413.60

$2,936.61

-$1,523.01

November 2019

$1,362.38

$3,153.18

-$1,790.80

December 2019

$1,840.66

$3,058.55

-$1,217.89

Detailed report: Google sheet

Don’t be scared by the negative profit numbers. Everyone who needs to get paid does get paid. We have money for everything we need. But to explain this a bit more, this is everything that is being put into the game, including my time. Of course, I’m the last one to get paid and I never actually get paid in full (which is why there are negative numbers :D). The goal is to get there one day though!

This shows what you guys spend, what we pay for art and hosting, and a total expense of staff and marketing. We do have paid staff besides Solo, otherwise how do we all stay motivated? Our goal is for Eqcetera to succeed which is why we’re working on bigger picture plans like the marketing system integration in the background along with the fun things you guys see.

Lastly, this gives transparency on how much time I personally spend on the game. To be honest, I have my ups and downs with motivation to work on Eqcetera. However, I try to be consistent because it is a growing community and I have high hopes for it! But like many of you guys, I still have to work elsewhere to pay the bills which is why I try to budget my time for priority features/fixes. My long-term goal is to work on games full-time which would open up a lot of possibilities for Eqc.

New Crossbreed Art: Anglo Arabs

It’s that time again! It feels like we just got art. :O Anyways, this is #8/15 so we’re officially now over halfway through all the registered crossbreeds!

Next up (in 2 weeks) will be the generic crossbreed art! We’ll start with the light body base and have that be the same for all crossbreeds, similar to foals. Soon, there will be no more default art!

Credit Sale

In order to fund all this lovely art from Solo, we’re having a credit sale to ring in 2020! Credits will be 20% off until Sunday, January 12 at 8 pm EST.

Quests

The first round of quests are here! Everyone has been entered into the tutorial quest. This is a series of 10 quests that explain things about Eqc. Hopefully, this isn’t new information for anyone (except actual new players :D), but it should help get everyone familiar with how quests will run once the more complex ones are in. 

Please provide feedback for these. This is replacing the old tutorial so input is valuable! Also, let us know what you think about the flow of completing the quests. 

Equippable Items

You can now equip items to horses! Equipped items will disappear from your inventory and you will not be able to auction them. You can find and remove a horse’s equipped items below their image on their page.

You can now use your mistletoe items! Note that the item will only come in use in breeding if you are breeding your own horses. If a mistletoe is equipped to both the stallion and mare in the breeding, the stallion’s mistletoe will be used first.

Crossbreeds

All generic crossbreeds have been gelded or sterilized. This allows everyone to still keep them but not allow them to breed. The breeding would not work anyway with the new crossbreed breeding system. NOTE: Only crossbreeds that were created prior to the December 14th update are affected by this change.

The issue with crossbreeds placing last in shows should now be fixed. They’re competitive again!

Tweaks:

  • Next/previous horse buttons now show on mobile when showing.

  • Purebred and registered crossbreed horses now automatically show breed percentages.

  • You can now see the number online from the user bar on mobile.

  • Elite shows are now being created.

  • HTML comments are now allowed in stable layouts.

Bug fixes:

  • Crossbreeds should now show the correct %. 

  • When sending money to players from associations/clubs, it will now actually take the money out of the till. X.x

  • New subscribers who were upgraded before will now have all their estate properties reinstated correctly.

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! ;) 


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