Q&A and Bugs
Posted by Curly | Sunday, January 15, 2023 (1 Comments)
Hello everyone! We hope ya'll are having a fantastic weekend.
We have noticed an uptick in new payers and think it would be great to host a live Q&A for everyone to get to know Bedouin and me and bring any questions you may have. So, tomorrow from 8 PM to 9 PM EST/game time Bedouin and I will be hosting a live Q&A while we work on the game! RSVP at: https://discord.gg/z9BQYtew?event=1064309741611921459
Our bug update is currently being worked on since we've run into some bugs that require some decision-making and extra fixing. 🙂
Weekly Bug Round-Up
Posted by Curly | Friday, January 6, 2023 (3 Comments)
Hello, everyone! We have our weekly bug round-up for you. A lot of this week was spent organizing our processes and getting back into the groove, but we managed to knock out a few bugs while doing so!
🐞 Bug Squashes
- When deleting a private message, you should no longer get a white screen
- You should now longer be able to send horses to career centers you don’t own
- You can now see your current auctions listed under “My Auctions”
- Stud/brood price now shows as “Money” (Bits) instead of “EQD”
- You can now sort columns in the Halter Arena
- You can now sort by the number of entries in the Shows Arena
🐴 New Grade Requests
A new grade image request forum has been added for the 2023 year. All unfilled requests in the old forum are already in the queue and do not need to be re-requested.
Next Update: Jan 13 (Weekly Bug Round-up)
Bedouin & Curly
Community Poll #1
Posted by Curly | Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (15 Comments)
Let's start off our 2023 right by getting some feedback from you all!
Select your top 3 favorite horse breeds.
Bedouin & Curly
The Coming Year
Posted by Curly | Monday, January 2, 2023 (6 Comments)
Happy new year everyone! We hope 2023 is off to an excellent start for you. Today, we are sharing our 2023 plans and updating you on our in-person planning days.
Bedouin and I met at the end of 2022 for our yearly in-person planning session. Across 2 days, we sat down and talked through all our goals, the future of HoFa, player ideas, and extra features. We also did quite a bit of business planning for our gaming studio.
During our planning days, we spent a lot of our time reviewing the current status of HoFa, features still to be added, and listing features we need to officially say HoFas gameplay is complete. During this time, we managed to list everything we want to accomplish by the end of 2023 in order to “complete” HoFa. This means our biggest overarching goal is to ensure HoFa is complete by the year's end. Talk about a new year's resolution!
Bedouin and I are both back home and tasking ourselves with more in-depth planning from timelines, hiring goals (ooh), update schedules, business needs, and more. In previous years, we have revealed a full yearly plan in order to remove any mystery of updates and also receive early feedback from players. However, we are going to deviate from our usual year-long plan reveal and try something new.
Update Schedule & Plans
As mentioned, we are going to try something new this year and keep development updates a bit more mysterious than in previous years. We plan to release a monthly development update on the 4th Thursday of every month starting in February. We know this might seem a bit boring to most, but we do want to note that our first two goals are to officially squash every in-game bug and greatly increase load speed before we add a new feature. We also want to mention we are prioritizing features we have announced previously but have not finished yet, like explore.
As for player feedback, we are going to implement a new review process behind the scenes which involves more input from our current staff team, but also through utilizing the Premium Forum more often. After a feature is launched live, we will have a new feedback review process which includes collecting thoughts from the community as a whole.
During 2023, we have quite a few new feature development plans but also expanding current features and focusing on plenty of art updates. Art updates will be intermingled between development updates with some occurring on development update days. Art tends to take a lot of time to complete and with our current plans, some new additions are going to take months to finish. We’re looking at you, racing tack.
We also sat down for a bit and mulled over the idea of creating a consistent streaming schedule. We view HoFa as a source of information and education for many and want to share both Bedouin and my skills with our community. As of now, we are still considering ideas for live streams with the community, so if you have a request, drop it below. 😀
Also for the community, we are aiming to bring back in-game events that are both solo and team-based. We currently have plans for larger quarterly events and maybe even a few smaller events in between!
So, what should you expect this year?
- Consistent monthly development update schedule with new features, bug fixes, and expansions.
- Large art updates that include tack sets, backgrounds, items, and more.
- More community building through streams and events.
Our first updates of the year will be weekly roundups of bug squashes which will occur on Fridays during January. Then, our first development update will be on February 23rd.
Next Update: Jan 6
Bedouin & Curly
2022 Year in Review
Posted by Curly | Saturday, December 31, 2022 (7 Comments)
Another year has passed! Every year, we try to look back at the previous year and see what we’ve accomplished. It’s a great chance to see it all at once and celebrate our wins! This year has really gone by quickly for both Bedouin and I. Despite being busy in our personal lives, we managed to accomplish quite a bit for Horse Fable as we’ve outlined below.
Parts of this year were really slow and other parts were quite productive. We want to thank everyone for sticking with us through another year of ups and downs in Horse Fable’s development. We’re excited to wrap up this year and dive into next year!
Here’s a list of all we’ve accomplished this year, split up by quarter.
By the Feature
- Crossbreed Marking Variations
- Item Unequipper
- 2022 Breeding Bonanza
- March Madness
- Grade horse layers
- Appaloosa Redo
- Genetics Search
- Player Search
- Appaloosa Re-Do
- Leopard Variations
- Tennessee Walker and Irish Cob leopard variation 4 auction
- 2022 Spring Fling
- Variation Pass Token
- Increased breeding variation pass rates
- Horse auctions returned
- Stud & brood list returned
- Horse sale list
- Dutch Warmblood
- Rainbow Western Pad
- New Splash Variation
- Added the ability to choose variations in Spectral Tokens
- Face Re-Roll Token
- Community Feed
- Select All in Mass Equip
- Horses get energy returned if removed from discipline shows
- Discipline Show Changes - horse point payout increase
- Removed the 10-horse limit to halter shows
- Community hub that lists all boarding centers
- Hall of Fame returned
- Sticky tabs returned
- mass update working paths
- Registry and Club Forums
- Horse Fable attended BreyerFest!
- Club Shows
- Tack Uses
- Tab Freezing
- Promo Code System
- Custom Horse Backgrounds returned
- Explore - discoverable items, wild horse capturing
- Crafting System - Cooking
- Crafting System - Dyeing
- German Hats
- Halters, blankets, polos
- 2022 German Fables
- vaulting discipline
- Black and Brown Harnesses
- Mustang Re-do
- Background Update: Stable
- Explore items
- The Equinox Collection
- Dyed Saddle Pads
- Horse Fa-Boo-l Halloween 2022
- Halloween items and The Witch's Cauldron
- 2022 Winter Tack Set
- Winter Solstice Dye Collection
- Gingerbread & Snowflake Harnesses
By the numbers
- New accounts: 2,770
- Items introduced: 751
- Recipes introduced: 692
- New breeds: 2
- Breed re-dos: 2
Look for a New Year’s post tomorrow as we start to look forward into 2023!
Bedouin & Curly
Bug Fix Blank offer in trade marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Retired horse genes blank marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Wrong NFH image marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix New fog background marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Sapphire strawberries and Cream Western Pad marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Saddle Pads marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Gingerbread Tack no Showing marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix English Rainbow Pad Broken on Light Draft marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Broken enchanted english saddle pad layer on Paso Fino marked as Fixed.
Bug Fix Western saddle pads not showing on Paso Finos marked as Fixed.