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Hanoverian Foundation Release #2

Posted by Curly | Saturday, July 23, 2022 (3 Comments)

Happy Saturday!

Today is the day! Hanoverian is now available to everyone via the foundation store! Be sure to run on over and buy yourself a few (or a lot)!

Cheers,
Curly

Show Loading Bug

Posted by Curly | Friday, July 22, 2022 (59 Comments)

Hello all,

We are aware of a bug that's occurred just recently causing shows to forever load. We are on the backend trying to locate and fix whatever has caused this to suddenly occur. While shows are being fixed feel free to post here what you hope the next new breed will be. I'll send out some goodies to every commenter once shows are back on track. :)

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

 

Edit: Bug was fixed at 4:38! Those who posted until 4:40 have been sent goodies!

Hanoverian Foundation Release #1

Posted by Curly | Thursday, July 21, 2022 (5 Comments)

Hello everyone! 

Today begins the release of the Hanoverian into the foundation store! Hanoverian is now available to players with gold and platinum upgrades. On Saturday at noon, the breed will be fully released for everyone to purchase at the foundation store.

Cheers,
Curly

Quick Development Update

Posted by Bedouin | Tuesday, July 19, 2022 (9 Comments)

Hello everyone!

 

This is a quick announcement to let you guys know that I am aware that lag is currently happening. I've just installed something that will help me track performance across the game so I know where to optimize different areas.

 

That said, please know that there are some things shifting in the code in the backend. If you encounter something that seems like it worked yesterday but is acting differently (aka incorrectly) today, please don't hesitate to put it in the bug box!

 

When I first built this version of the code, I was just learning the framework the game is built on. There are a lot of areas that could be optimized to make things faster based on knowledge I've gained in the 2 years since starting this code base. Please be patient with the lag - I'm trying to tackle this by addressing the root problems before moving on to other strategies to speed up the game.

 

Thanks for bearing with us,

Bedouin

 

Summer Event, New Tack, And Dyeing!

Posted by Curly | Saturday, July 16, 2022 (15 Comments)

Hello everyone and happy update day 2! Today is our second update for the week which includes even more new and exciting things!

 

 

Much of today's modern folklore and fairy tales can trace their origin back to Germany from Cinderella to Little Red Riding Hood. With origins in Germanic mythology, these tales often pique our interest and inspire movies, new stories, and even cosplays! To celebrate the rich history of such tales, this year's summer event is themed German Fables.  Over the weekend and into the next week, we will be hosting a variety of contests in our forum inspired by some of our favorite German stories and traditions.

[Photo] Story through Photo

Tell a story using 4 photos with captions.

[Daily] Riddle Me This

Use the daily riddle to find the hidden puzzle piece.

[Daily] Breed a Foal

Each day breed a foal with the daily characteristic.

[Design] New Mutation

Design the next somatic mutation.

[Design] New Tack Set

Design a tack set that might appear in-game.

[Coloring] German Fables

Color the provided line art based on the theme of your favorite German fable

[Writing] Inspired by Aren’s Poem

Write a short story based on Aren’s newest poem.

[Writing] Inspired by a German Fable

Write a story inspired by your favorite German fable.





Draft Harnesses

After years of requesting, months of planning and coloring, draft harnesses are officially available in HoFa! Two limited-edition harnesses are now available in the General Store until July 24th at midnight EST/Game time and through explore! The harnesses are inspired by the German flag and by colors often found in fairytales. Harnesses cannot be equipped with halters, blankets, saddles, pads, or bridles but offer the same show boost as these items combined. These Limited Edition Harnesses offer a handsome twin boost as well! In the coming weeks, some year-round harnesses will be available for bit purchase.

 

Halters, Blankets, and Polos

It’s time to customize your herd to the nines! Halters, polos, and blankets are available in the General Store. BUT WAIT! Just buying any color you like wouldn’t be that fun. To make colored halters, polos, or blankets, you must craft them! Dyes can be found in explore and when combined with a white tack item (bought at the General Store) you will create a new item. Ex. White polos + red dye = red polos! Crafting of these colored tack pieces costs bits and the price depends on tack piece size. As a note, horses with lots of feathering cannot have polos equipped. These are Generic Draft, Drum Horse, Friesdale, Friesian, Clydesdale, Irish Cob, Welsh C, Welsh D, and Percheron. Also, foals may be equipped with halters and blankets! Look at those itty bitty blankets. So cute!!

 

Halters, polos, and blankets currently do not offer any show or twin boost and act purely as a cosmetic feature. We are open to adding some benefit to them should the community be open to doing so.

 

German Hats

It wouldn't be a German celebration without the traditional Trachtenhut, sometimes called a Tyrolean hat, which translates to “traditional costume hat.” Special thanks to our German artist, Darya, for helping us learn and create these hats! Trachtenhut hats can only be found only in explore and offer a small twin boost when equipped to your horse. These hats come in red, green, black, and grey and can be equipped to all horses, foals included!

 

Vega the German Shepherd!

Returning for our German themed event is Vega! Vega is Bedouins dog who is a German Shepherd with a lot of attitude and spunk! She is available for purchase in the General Store until July 24th at midnight EST/Game time.




Crafting System - Dyeing!

As mentioned above white halters, polos, and blankets can be dyed to create new colored items. Dyes are currently only found in explore and include black, grey, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, and purple dyes. The next version of the dye system will include being able to make your own dyes from various explore items.

 

To create a dyed item, you can enter your Craft Room and click the Dyeing tab. Here you can create new dyed items if you have a white item (white halter, white polos, or white blanket) and a dye. 



Pssst. Word around town is there are 48 more dyes coming and.. what's that? Dyed saddle pads you say?

 

We hope you all are having a fantastic time with all the new items and fun! Don’t forget to enter those forum contests!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Developer Log

Bug Fix Bank infinite load marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix "Could not get image size. Please try another." marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Azteca / Game Crosses not filtering correctly in search marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix DWB Training Boost Error marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Estate Views, some page tabs & reorganizing not working marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Personality Tests Overcharging? marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horses with W3 and Gg not greying marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Items offered in Trades marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Personality Traits not Inheriting Correctly marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horses Auctioned for Bits don't show up under My Auctions tab marked as Fixed.

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