Postponed: Todays Update

Curly

Admin

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RP: 3874

11/13/2020 3:55 pm

Hello everyone! Hope your weekend is going to be great!

 

✨ Postponed: Today's Update

Today's update will be pushed back to a later date due to real-life events. As a small dev team of two who push updates, we try to ensure updates occur on-time as scheduled but alas, sometimes things do not go according to plan.  We send our apologies but will be back shortly to ensure this update is out ASAP.

 

🌟 What was/is the update?

The update that was to occur today was to add in the transport cap, new breeding cooldown, and new breeding age of 3. This was posted back on October 30th to help you all prepare. Here is a link to that post as a refresher!

 

🗳️ Feedback Polls

Don't forget!! We have a couple of open polls for you to give feedback on horses and new potential game features. Follow the links below so we know what you like!

 

Game Features - Vote on a few suggested game features from tack to jobs!

Horse Preferences - Vote on your preference of horse from body type to mane length!

[NEW] New Breed/Feedback Poll - Give feedback about new breed preferences, game items, and sign-up to join a focus group. A focus group will be used to get specific feedback on new features, plans, ideas, and give your own ideas. These will be longer than the polls sent regularly.


Sorry to push back the update (I’m sure some are a little relieved) but, this change will be in as soon as possible.

 

Have a great weekend all!

 

Cheers,

The Dev Team

11/13/2020 4:13 pm

Sonnir

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 So there is still going to be a 7 day cooldown on breeding mares to be implemented when the next update rolls around...? Or has there possibly been a stroke of mercy to make it a more reasonable cool down of say maybe 4 days? 4 days is still a long time but 7 days is cruel. Least for color breeders.    :(

Also, quick questions, do retired horses contribute to valuable server space? And, if the ability to delete retired horses with no foals is implemented, would this mean we can delete retired foals then as they obviously would have no offspring?

11/13/2020 4:17 pm

Curly

Admin

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Sonnir, 

The cooldown of 7 days will be coming once we are able to push the update meant for today. Retired horses take up some server space but the information stored for them is not as much as those currently "active" in-game. Deleting retired horses without offspring (includes foals) has been suggested and would be a new addition that we have considered.

11/13/2020 5:26 pm

Cybertron

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RP: 11237

Thank you all for the work ya'll do, I'm not sure if I'm alone in this but I'm not entirely thrilled with the new breeding cooldown. It's already so hard to wait so long just to do stuff like breeding, etc.

11/13/2020 5:56 pm

Champagne

Basic

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RP: 255

I personally look forward to the new breeding cool down. I know this is a game but the breeding aspect has always been pretty realistic other than the multiple foals per in-game year per mare. That was something that has bugged me. This is also the only breeding sim I've played without at least a 7 day cool down.

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11/13/2020 7:32 pm

Requieum

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Post Count: 55

RP: 43954

You’re not alone, Cybertron. I’m disappointed in the breeding change. Bred a ton of my horses in preparation, got keeper foals from all but one pair. That one is at eight breedings... 4 complete failures, and four wrong colored foals. I learned I’m never buying another grey horse again. The grey gene is like a plague 😝 Here’s hoping this delay means I can squeeze one more foal out of her before the change. 

11/13/2020 7:33 pm

Evermore

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RP: 1711

Not looking forward to the 7 day cooldown for mares. I have played other sims with 4 or 5 real day cool downs and it seemed to work well. I don't have time to even show my horses some days. If I miss my breeding day or, worst yet, get 3 or 4 failed breedings in a row, that will be debilitating in my breeding program with a 7 day breeding cooldown.     :'(    noooo

11/13/2020 9:31 pm

Ember :)

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RP: 10

Not really excited about the 7 day cooldown for mares.I get that I would add a sense of realism to the game, but I prefer the 3 day cooldown we have right now. Though I would be fine if it was 4 or 5 days long, but 7 to me is too much. :( Especially sense I want to start color breeding once I improve my lines a little.

11/13/2020 9:34 pm

WildBrumby

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RP: 63157

I'd accept the new breeding cooldown if breeding failures was removed or considerably reduced. 

​Previous versions of the game had deleting foals with no important history. I'm curious to know the reasoning to keeping them in this version. 


11/13/2020 10:19 pm

Fen

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RP: 98875

Agreed with wildbrumby, if failures were reduced and/or removed, I would be on board. As it stands, I am not a fan.  


Also is anyone else having problems with the care options in manage herd?

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11/13/2020 10:32 pm

willowrose2

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RP: 17777

I hope the real life events are not too bad and you guys are doing well!

I too dislike the breeding wait time. I understand the reason for it to help with server space, but I play this game to get my mind off of real life and realistic situations. 


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