New Blog & Tack (Coming Soon)
Happy weekend everyone!
🔥 New Tack
We just wrapped up our first community color tack...SETS! Yes, we will have 2 new tack sets being launched soon. Both have been posted to our Facebook and Instagram for you to view. These tack sets will be available for 1 month for 25k EQD for the full set and offer a small bonus. We aim to do a monthly community colored tack set to introduce new tack monthly.
🌟 New Blog
Our new blog post “How Its Made: Tack” is now up on the help site. We outline the process of how tack came to be and how tack is now made. A few Q&A questions are at the end as well!
Pony Base & Next Months Update
Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.
🐴 Pony Cross Base!
Today, we are introducing the pony generic cross base! All horses in-game that are crossbreeds and have mostly pony DNA now display the new art.
💸 Money Cut
In the next month, we will be implementing a whole new economy which requires a money cut. This means every EQD aspect in-game is going to be scaled down and adjusted to start the market fresh. We understand this is coming as quite a shock but the economy is stagnant and desperately needs to be refreshed before we move out of BETA.
What about my earned money hoard?
Ah yes, those giant piles of cash sitting in the bank. Don’t fret, we understand you worked hard to make your EQD. You will want to take advantage of the special EQD packages we will be making and launching closer to the money cut time. This means we will be offering items and specials for EQD for one time only. This way, you get the option to spend all of your EQD before it is cut.
Why are we doing this?
When we moved V2 to V3, we did have a money cut but it had very little impact on our economy. During V2, we had lots of bugs which resulted in players making upward of 100 million EQD a night showing, a bank interest bug that handed out way too much EQD, and several other money issues that come along with many many bugs and developing a new game. Right now, there are 112 players who have over 100 million EQD, 31 of which have >1 billion, and the total EQD economy is $146,258,235,169.
This equates to 73.12 million foundation horses, 48.75 million tack sets, or 2.95 million backgrounds. We believe cutting EQD now along with the cost of EQD aspects of the game, will help balance us back to a more normal economy.
🥳 Community Tack Set
Join us on our Discord today at 4:00 PM EST/game time to help decide specifics about the community colored tack set! If you haven't already, be sure to vote on the tack theme!
Being unable to train career horses with train all is now fixed.
Horses with 0% energy no longer show in show page dropdowns.
Auction ingot escrow now returns during the auction not after. This means if the highest bidder has no transport slots when the auction ends, the auction does not sell the horse and it is returned to the owner.
🌼 April Update
Since the last day of April does not fall on the weekend, we will be pushing April’s update to May 1st.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone! Hope to see you at our live stream later!
The Dev Team
Community Colored Tack Set!
Hello everyone and happy almost weekend! We have an exciting small news post for you today.
🥳 Community Tack Set
Saturday will mark our second blog post which is centered around “How It’s Made: Tack” where we explore the process of adding and making Eqcetera tack! To have a bit of fun with the blog post, we will be hosting a Discord live stream party where players get to pick a theme and help design a new tack set! But first, we must do a community poll to choose our tack set theme.
Use the form above to place your vote for what tack theme you like most. This will determine the theme of the tack set being created. In the live stream, we will be asking specifics on hues, embellishments, and more. The live stream will be held on our Discord server Saturday the 10th at 4:00 PM EST/ game time for ~1 hour. I will be live streaming the tack coloring process, answering questions, and just hanging around to chat with you. All joins to the stream will be automatically muted and a text channel open for Q&A.
🐛 New Companion!
After much searching and digging, we have finally managed to find enough of our new companion to add them to the General Store! The Earthworm is a cute little companion which will keep your horse company, bust a move doing the worm, or maybe even just crawl back in the dirt. We honestly aren't sure what they’ll do alongside your horse but, they do give a small show and twin boost. According to our sources, the earthworms have decided to only be in the General Store until April 2nd at midnight.
🐴 Breed of the Month
This month's breed of the month is the Shetland Pony ...or as we know them today, Sheepland Poe Knees! Be sure to check out the forum to enter!
Enjoy the rest of your day everyone!
The Dev Team
Bug Fixes & Adjustments
Hello and happy Tuesday! Thank you for being so patient with all the bugs floating around. Big updates always bring out pesky issues and it takes a bit of time to resolve them.
🐎 Halter Shows Auto Running
We have added a “catch up” cron that runs any halter shows older than 24 hours with more than 6 entrants at noon each day. This should help keep the less popular shows moving along. Note that shows with 6 entrants or less still have no auto running and will stay until 1) they hit 20 entrants or 2) they go over 6 entrants and are at least 24 hours old.
🔀 Horse Transferring, Surrendering, and Registrations
If a horse is sold, auctioned, or transferred, it will now lose its registration in both registries and clubs if the player the horse is being transferred to does not have a membership. If the player does have a membership, the horse will stay registered. Horses that are surrendered now lose all registrations in both registries and clubs.
If a horse loses its registration in a registry, it will be removed from all halter shows.
Note: An update is currently being run to all horse registrations to make sure they belong to the correct registry member. If your horse has lost their stars, that most likely means you do not have a membership of the registry it was registered at.
💕 Studs and Broods
Studs and broods should no longer require energy. The horse that is breeding to the stud or brood will still have energy taken as normal. We hope this helps the stud and brood market to continue without fear of an energy penalty.
The shown indicator (purple check) on the stable page now shows if a horse is at 0% energy.
You can now see the list of shows your horse has entered on the show tab but can no longer enter any new ones if there is not enough energy.
You can now see a horse’s energy on the stable page.
🐛 Bug Fixes
When retrieving a straw or egg, there is no longer a fail cooldown.
Foals should no longer enter discipline shows when using the enter all.
There was an issue with entering other peoples’ horses and some horses not showing up due to the association membership not correctly linking horses with members. This has been fixed.
Enter All 2 should now appropriately calculate energy left for all horses.
Some people were having issues with caring for their herd due to a large amount of horses. This should be fixed now.
Halter shows that have ran should no longer still appear on a horse’s show page.
Showing foals from their page without the enter all should no longer throw an error that they cannot show.
We hope this update makes showing and organizing horses a bit easier! As always, any bugs should be reported to the Bug Box for us to put on our fix list.
The Dev Team