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2022 Spring Fling!

Posted by Curly | Sunday, May 1, 2022 (1 Comments)

Spring is in the air and everything is beginning to bloom. This means it's time to host our first annual, Spring Fling!

🌈 Theme

No spring fling is complete without a theme! This year we have decided on the theme A World of Color! This year's theme is centered around the colors of spring and those unique colors of horses we all love. Contests will be based on this theme from the coloring contest to the scavenger hunt. This year's prizes will also pay homage to our theme through special colored rare horses and even some magic of gene editing…

 

✨ Contests

Our 2022 Spring Fling has a variety of contests available that cater to an array of talents. Visit each contest page for details.

  • Short Story
    • Writing a short story based on the writing prompt.
  • Coloring Contest
    • Color digitally and/or traditionally on the provided coloring page.
  • Splash of Color!
    • New splash genes will be added soon, create what you think they should look like.
  • Photography
    • Take a daily photo based on a specified inspiration. 
  • Hide And Seek
    • Hunt down a horse hiding a specific item to win a daily prize! Shhh… the fewer who find, the bigger your prize. 👀

🥇 Prizes

Each contest will have a specified prize ranging from items to specialty gene changes and even some hidden goodies. Top prizes for contests include a choice of gene change for one horse, a choice of variation change for one horse, and even subscriptions. Specific exclusions apply and can be viewed on each contest page.

 

💰 Specialty Sales

During the spring fling, specialty sales will be going live in the marketplace. These sales have no specified start or end date and will be posted and accepted on a random basis. Check back often to see what is new and be sure to get in bids! 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Rare Gene Auction & Flash Sale

Posted by Curly | Sunday, April 24, 2022 (4 Comments)

Flash Sale!

For 24 hours only ingots are on flash sale for up to 35% off! This sale will last for only 24 hours from now until April 25th at 11:59 PM EST/game time. 

 

Rare Gene Auction

With our most recent update, leopard variations have expanded for breeds that have leopard genes. However, Tennessee Walking Horses and Irish Cobs both have limited leopard genes as their genes are extremely rare. Earlier today Aren spotted two unusual spotty equines out in the wilds and has brought them into town. Turns out one is a Tennessee Walker and one is an Irish Cob!

 

To raise funds for an upcoming event, Aren is auctioning off leopard variation mares of the Tennessee Walker and Irish Cob breeds. These mares are the only variation #4 of their kind that will ever be released. 

 

The auction begins now until Tuesday, April 26th at 9 PM EST/game time.

 

Breed Update Poll

As a reminder, we have a poll open to vote for the next breed to update! We have quite a few more breeds to update and our second round of voting is now open. Our next set of breeds up for voting are American Paint Horse, Thoroughbred, Mustang, and Irish Draught. 

To vote click here!

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Appaloosa Redo & New Leopard Markings!

Posted by Curly | Thursday, April 21, 2022 (11 Comments)

Well hello there everyone. Today we have a rather unusual mid-week surprise!

Appaloosa Re-Do

Spots! Spots! Spots! Our amazing artist, Solo, has been hard at work helping bring to life our vision of the new Appaloosas. Appaloosas were voted to be our first breed re-do of the year and now have an updated look! All current Appaloosas have been magically updated and will display their new art. We have quite a few more breeds to update and our second round of voting is now open! Our next set of breeds up for voting are American Paint Horse, Thoroughbred, Mustang, and Irish Draught. 

To vote click here!



Leopard Variations

We are seeing so many MANY more spots! TWO new variations of all of our leopard markings are now live and occurring in the foundation store. Leopard, snowcap, varnish roan, varnish blanket, fewspot, and blanket all have two new variations for you to discover. Rumor has it that Will may have a few special variation items coming to town…

 

Today's Scheduled Update

Per the usual with bugs and code, today's marketplace update will be postponed, potentially for a few weeks. With that being said, we are open to ideas or feedback on likes/dislikes of the current, and past, marketplaces. We welcome any feedback below!

 

We hope you all love the new Appaloosas and leopard markings!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Gene & Player Search, Tweaks, and Upcoming!

Posted by Curly | Thursday, April 14, 2022 (5 Comments)

Happy almost end of the week! This is the second week we’ve posted on a Thursday. We’re trying out a new schedule of Thursday updates, each with a specific focus. Today’s focus is the search, and we’ve got both some fixes and new things for you. 😁

 

🧬 Genetics Search

After many hours of trial and error, hair pulling, and a couple of tears we can now release the long-awaited genetics search! In the horse search, you are now able to search horses based on their genetics AND their variations. Genes can be searched based on a specific allele, any allele variant, and/or gene variant. This search feature is available to all players and has no extra cost or subscription requirement. We have done our best to thoroughly test the search but if any bugs are found please report them to the Bug Box. 

 

😁 Player Search

The much requested player search is here. While you can only search by name right now, we hope to add more search parameters as they are requested.

 

🦟 Bug Fixes

We’ve knocked out quite a few bugs lately! Here is a list of what has been fixed:

  • Breadcrumb links in the breeding grounds and sales pen now link appropriately back to the correct stable if it’s not your own.
  • Registries should no longer have any crossbreeds or wrong breeds. This was related to an older bug but all horses should be in their correct registry now!
  • Items should now show correctly in the Mass Unequip based on what is showing on the horse’s equipped items.
  • All heterozygous mushroom horses should now show their correct color and bases.
  • Horse backgrounds looking funky on smaller screen sizes should be fixed.
  • You should now be able to add freezer items to trades.
  • You can now retrieve straws and eggs from rare breeds even if they’ve reached their max offspring. The max 3 retrieval limit still applies.
  • All horses in trades should now be prevented from being sold or traded.
  • Freezer items are no longer able to be used while they are in a trade. They should also now show which trade they are in.
  • Search results for studs should now paginate correctly.
  • Search results for sale prices and levels should now work.

 

😊 Tweaks

  • After grooming horses, they now auto-update to look fresh and shiny! No refreshing the page is needed.
  • Horse notes have been added and can be accessed on a horses edit page.
  • There is now new styling for headings and bullet points in the forums from the text editor.

 

🔮 Upcoming

Our next update will center around the marketplace and include some changes and bug fixes. We expect to push this update next Thursday, April 21st.

 

Have a fun time with the new search!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Bug Fixes, Changes, & More!

Posted by Curly | Thursday, April 7, 2022 (7 Comments)

Hello everyone and happy almost end of the week!

🦟 Bug Fixes & Changes

A couple of bugs have been fixed! Not only have bugs been squashed, but a new home page has also been added and will be continually worked on until we think it is perfect. :)

  •  Adult offspring on offspring lists will now no longer have their BS bar covering their names.
  •  There is now an error message for entering a brand with >4 characters.
  •  Tack can no longer be equipped to foals.
  •  Mass unequip errors have been fixed and now should only display horses with the selected item.

 Enter All 1 has some fixes & changes.

  •   Horses with <100% energy now can use EA1.
  •   Horses will be entered in all halter shows if they are registered if no discipline is set
  •   If a horse is not registered and has a discipline set, it will now enter all discipline shows.
  •   EA1 now enters secondary disciplines and will evenly distribute shows between primary and secondary if set.
  •   If there is enough energy for another discipline show, horses will automatically enter in the discipline shows to use up all the horse's energy
  • Shows list auto-refreshes after using EA1.

🌈 Feature Fixes

Bedouin and I are still working on feature fixes and will be focusing on one feature each week to ensure all associated bugs are worked out. Our next feature to tackle will be searches and filtering such as horse sale search and filtering those results. Expect this update to be posted on April 14. Once we are confident current bugs are officially gone for good, we will continue where we left off on new features!

🐴 Appaloosa Redo

A sneak peek of our upcoming Appaloosa has been spotted on HoFa social media. Be sure to follow HoFa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for special sneak peeks and more! 

✨ Spring Ingot Sale

Spring is in the air which means Amy is having her yearly ingot sale! Ingot bundles are on sale for up to 35% off. During the spring sale, Will has brought back some ingot items in his store to help clear out some items sitting in his storage.  Will and Amy will be holding their sales from now until April 11th at 11:59 EST/game time.

 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

 

Cheers,

Bedouin & Curly

Developer Log

Bug Fix Images of horses not showing up marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Private trade did not transfer item properly marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Can't Update Account marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Can't add a horse to auction marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Can accept private breeding request event though a horse is on cooldown marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Autobuy in new horse auction market doesn't appear to be working for me marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Horse with nd2d marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Appy’s art and tack not working marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix Sales Pen shows Ingot sales as Bits marked as Fixed.

Bug Fix No Money from Trade marked as Fixed.

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