Cyber Monday & New Breed Poll!
Hello and happy Monday everyone!
💰 Cyber Monday!
It’s Cyber Monday! Today only, magic and spectral token sacks are available for purchase until 11:59 PM EST/ game time. Stock up on tokens in preparation for December's new breed, Morgans! Magic and spectral tokens allow for more color points, performance stat allocation, and lower breed standard variation.
Don’t forget! Ingot bundles are up to 35% off until 11:59 PM EST/game time tonight!
🐎 New Breeds Poll!
Bedouin and I will be meeting soon to begin our 2022 planning which includes planning all of our new breeds! We want to include our community and have made a long list of breeds to vote on. Everyone may vote for 6 new breeds!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Bedouin and Curly
Black Friday Weekend Sale
💰 First Sale: Black Friday Weekend Sale
Amy got word from the capital to lower ingot prices for a few days. Something about new developments coming soon needing a bit more funding?
Stock up on ingots and enjoy up to 35% off!
Bedouin and Curly
🦃 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!
Bedouin and Curly
Development Update 1.2
📜 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!
Bedouin and Curly
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.