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Gobble Gobble!

Posted by Curly | Thursday, November 25, 2021 (2 Comments)

🦃 Gobble Gobble!

Wahoo! It’s been quite a hectic morning around the store. A wild herd of turkeys has come from the wilds and decided to settle in my pastures! 

Look at them all! Aren gestures to a concerningly large number of turkeys. They’re so cute I could just gobble them right up! Er, uh, I mean… aren’t they just wonderful? 

 

I’ve been working all morning to send these little rascals out to everyone I’ve seen since November began. You should see a feathered friend in your storage room! Whew, stuffing them in there was quite a hoot to watch!

 

Will has a few extra at the General Store for sale until Monday, November 29th at 11:59 PM EST/game time. By then, Helix should be done with some crazy invention to make turkeys run back into the wilds. Saves me the headache of finding a, um, different solution to this population problem. Aren nervously looks at the thousands of turkeys.

 

✨ A Special Thanks

Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. As Bedouin and I sit down today and enjoy Thanksgiving, we wanted to send an extra special thank you to everyone who has joined us this year. We are proud of how far HoFa has come in just a few months and look forward to adding the polishing touches soon. We are very thankful for everyone who has supported us thus far. Without you all, we would be unable to follow our passion of making HoFa a reality. We try our best to ensure we are developing a game that you all love to play but also enjoy being part of the community of.

 

That being said, in the coming weeks, we will be planning for 2022 and want feedback from you all! Keep an eye out for several forums posts covering questions of desired new breeds, quests, and even new features. 

 

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin and Curly

Development Update 1.2

Posted by Bedouin | Monday, November 22, 2021 (5 Comments)

📜 Intro Quests

After a long town meeting, plenty of practice, and even a bit of bribery, all the town locals now should know how to properly greet all newcomers. All introduction quests to HoFa are in and working! It took many, many, days to convince Mason and others to stop talking in circles or even just open their doors! From here on out, everyone should be able to complete 12 different quests with more coming soon. Each quest rewards bits, ingots, items, or quest points.

On the Quest page, Explore>Quests, you can now see descriptions of quests you’ve completed or those available to you. 

Everyone has been restarted in the quests. This is to ensure you get all points from the quests and have all player traits recorded (more on these below). For your trouble, you can keep the extra custom horse. :)

✨ Player Level

The player level bar in the top banner now actually changes! Player level is earned through questing and determined by the number of quest points you have. In the coming months, as we expand our quests and quest point earnings, player levels will be able to increase and will play a role in new gameplay aspects. Keep an eye out for updates on this!!

⭐ Player Traits

On the quests page, you will see something quite new: player traits! These traits currently have no effect on gameplay but will determine many different aspects of exploring and even questing later. What trait will you most excel at?

💸 Starting Cash

To help those new to the economy, starting bits has been increased to 75k.

Everyone has been given $50,000 to compensate for this change.

💼 New Career!

Word got around that many of those new to lands are struggling to make ends meet and are having trouble making bits. To help everyone, a new career center has been added and is free to everyone who has joined or will join in the future. Putting horses into a career is free and guarantees an income, which will be helpful for anyone starting out.

The new career center, Modeling Stage, is perfect for those horses who excel in simply walking in a line down the catwalk. Hey, we wish we could all look that good AND get paid to do it.

❓ Help Site

The help site is still being built as Reed LePage is only one person and can only accomplish so much writing in a single day. Thankfully, the pure and crossbreed pages have been added and gene pages are mostly done. These can be viewed on the help site under “Horses.”

🦃 Holiday Break

The majority of HoFa’s team is US-based and will therefore be celebrating Thanksgiving this upcoming week with friends and family. To give time to fully rest up after launch, the team will be taking this next week off. Some of the staff will still be around to help answer questions and address issues, but we’ll have limited capacity this week to do much beyond that.

🦟 Bug Fixes

Listed are the latest bug fixes:

  • Horses can now be put up for public sale.
  • Gg horses now have grey images.
  • Genes are now appearing correctly. No more flipped genes!
  • You can now select Patn1/Patn2 in the Design Lab.
  • Trades with embryos, straws, and eggs should now work.
  • Some fixes were made to the Breeding Clinic to get it working again.

We will be continuing more bug fixes after the holiday break!

Cheers,

Bedouin and Curly

American Saddlebred Foundation Release #2

Posted by Curly | Saturday, November 20, 2021 (0 Comments)

Happy Saturday!

Today is the day! American Saddlebred 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

American Saddlebred Foundation Release #1

Posted by Curly | Thursday, November 18, 2021 (1 Comments)

Hello everyone! 

Today begins the release of the American Saddlebred into the foundation store! American Saddlebred 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

Art Update & Rare Breed Lp Variations

Posted by Curly | Thursday, November 18, 2021 (6 Comments)

🐶 Art Update: Vega!

Surprise, everyone! Today, we are releasing an art update for our German Shepherd Dog art. The GSD is based on Bedouin's dog, Vega, who is the goodest of girls and enjoys running around the yard and getting belly rubs. Our wonderful artist, V, brought her to life in Horse Fable and will be updating all of our companion art over the next little bit.

 

To celebrate the art update, Vega is available in the General Store for purchase until November 21st at 11:59 PM EST / game time. Usually, Vega is only available for her birthday in July but decided to make an appearance to show off her new looks.



🐆 Leopard Variations: Irish Cobs and Tennessee Walking Horses

Variations for leopard are available in the foundation store for all breeds but the Irish Cob and Tennessee Walking Horse. Both of these breeds have the leopard gene restricted in them to ensure the gene is rare, just as it is in real life. To introduce the variations of leopard for these two breeds, we are auctioning off 1 straw and egg per breed as well as 1 embryo. 

 

As a note, the horses used to make these straws, eggs, and embryos are Lplp which means there is no guarantee of the leopard gene passing. However, the patn genes are all homozygous meaning, they will pass on to offspring.

 

The embryos are both guaranteed to be Patn1patn1 Patn2patn2 with a 50% chance of a single leopard gene (Lplp), 25% chance of two leopard genes (LpLp), and 25% chance of no leopard gene (lplp). 

 

As with all straws, eggs, and embryos, there is the chance that the implant will fail. Since we expect the bidding for the straws, eggs, and embryos to be high, we are offering a live foal guarantee. This means if the implant fails we will send you a replacement.

 

Bidding will be open from now until Sunday, November 21st at 6:00 PM EST/game time. To bid use the links to the forums below.

TWH Straw

TWH Egg

TWH Embryo

Irish Cob Straw

Irish Cob Egg

Irish Cob Embryo



Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin and Curly

Developer Log

Bug Fix Retired Horses Hoarding Tack marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horse Retired with Tack Equipped marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Ingots Bug marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Club Horse List Doesn't Sort marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Accept Not Working for Clubs marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix My clubs page doesnt show all clubs signed up for. marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Cannot Transfer a Club marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horse Not Showing in Registry marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Gen 3 Campaign horses saying "not qualified" when they are. marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Bloodline Sheet Broken marked as Fixed.

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