The big update is finally here! I'm sure you're all grumbling that it took long enough. But you'll see that it was worth it. :D
It's Official - V2 is no longer V2!
We've moved to eqcetera.com and have now become THE Eqcetera. V1 can still be referred to as V1 but from here on out, when referring to V2, we'll simply call it Eqcetera. :D
As you can see, Eqcetera has gotten a shiny new layout. While most pages haven't changed that much, the horse page has seen a lot of changes (more on this later). There are a couple updated layouts or tweaks here and there. For instance, you can now see a preview of your recent messages and notifications in the header, bookmarks in the menu, and a nifty breadcrumb navigation at the top. As always, if you find anything wrong or broken, please let us know!
Some of you got the message to verify your email before viewing the game. You can no longer play until your email is verified. This will help bot registrations in the future. Unverified accounts will be deleted after 30 days although this could be subject to change.
You've asked and we've delivered! You can now freeze your account. This will freeze your horses from aging and they can no longer be sold or studded, but auctions will continue to run and show entries are still valid.
Train All Button
This is here! You can purchase it as a Training Manual in the credit store for 25 credits. It's a one-time purchase and will be applied to the account you purchase it on. :)
All Purebreds have Images!!
This is a huge milestone for V2. All 9 breeds have art now. This will allow us to introduce new breeds to the game (as soon as next week :O) and begin on crossbreed art. I've heard rumors of foal images as well.
Side note: Quarter horses also now have sabino, overo, splash, and flaxen layers.
This is the biggest change of this update. Horse pages are now DYNAMIC! This means that no page refresh happens while interacting with the page. Eventually, I'd like to convert the whole site to be like this because it makes it a lot easier to show reactions to your actions on the page.
You can see that there are a few important things at the top of the page. Important actions have moved to the top in the form of buttons. If you can't show, breed, or train, the buttons will be greyed out and you can hover over them to see the reason why. You can also brand your horse with a button which will then disappear. The brand button will not appear if you do not have a brand.
Tabs have been removed. You can easily see all information now. Show results have been moved to another page to keep this page clean and not overflowing with information.
You can now trace back bloodlines to grandparents on the horses' page.
Horses now have backgrounds! All breeds have been resized to be relational to their RL size.
If you're gene testing a horse from its page, it will automatically redirect you back after the test is complete.
All white layers have been separate now so those missing white layers should be fixed. The Sa2 gene has been removed due to it not reflecting RL genetics. Color names were not changed after this so if you have a sabino without the sabino gene, that's why.
The stable page has an easier navigation that allows you to see all links instead of having to click into Estate Management to get to half of them. You can also sort and order your horses. Information has been broken out into more columns to make sorting easier. You can also see whether a horse is boarded at home or away in a little icon by its feed.
You can now sort the rescue! :O
You can now view your bids and auctions from the Auction House. You can also add items to auctions.
Horses should no longer get stuck in auction. All horses currently in auction have been removed.
Allowed breeding times should now go down to 0. You can set it to unlimited by entering -1.
Don't forget that launch this Saturday! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your grandma! We're going to try to get as much done as possible before then.
Also, as a note, bugs are inevitable with this big of a change. Please be patient as we fix things and work towards perfection! :D
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When will you stop selling the forever upgrade?
Probably in August or September. We haven't decided on an official date yet, but we want people who join after launch to have time to buy one.
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Not sure if it's paypal or you guys (another game I play has had minor glitches with paypal transactions not happening), but I can't seem to purchase credits. I've tried twice and while it says that the transaction goes through neither the history on here or paypal show such a thing happening.
I finally got my account verified after 4 days after checking an email I no longer use. Not fun to figure out when Discord still doesn't work and theres not where to contact for help because you can't get anywhere without verification. :/ Welcome back to me
@Maki - I've added more instructions along with how to contact staff on the verification page. Hopefully it helps people in the future!
I add issues just before I got back on here, might have either not be there yet or I glanced over it. Would you know about my issues with Discord? I click it and just get the blank black, whatever box, nothing loads