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Heyo everybody, we've been doing some planning and reconfiguring behind the scenes, so now it's time to share what we've come up with with you! Here are our intended game development plans for the near future:

Next six months

Reconfigure stat limits for each grade
This would be to provide more consistent progress for horses, and prevent escalation through the lower grades at a very fast rate, and prevent stagnation in the higher grade levels

Rescale stats inherited from breeding
To prevent inflated stats and horses exceeding from the stat ranges for the highest grades, also will include restrictions in showing to prevent horses outside of the new, adjusted grade ranges from having stats exceeding the highest grade limits

Consider re-introducing stat-specific feed
Add stat-specific sport mixes to the game to help balance discipline-specific stats horses earn by allowing a discipline specific feed and treat to be combined for a more balanced effect (ie green apples and an intelligence feed for dressage horses)

Bulk horse manager
A way to manage sales, brood/stud, treat assignments, and name and division all in one handy place

Expand the blocking feature to be more complete

Changes to player credit sales to prevent overinflation
Restrict price to only allow a specific price increase over the current price, as was in place previously

Potential tack level changes
This could involve possibly determining tack a horse is eligible to use based on its grade, or removing tack levels entirely from the game and providing only one level of tack for horses

Continue to update markings that are inconsistent, inaccurate, or missing
This include tovero and overo currently, and will involve further tweaks to other gene combinations

Change income loss in lower level shows
If income loss is still prevalent after the adjustments to stat ranges for grades and after the showing changes, this will be addressed by adding greater sponsorship to the winnings pool for each show

Investigate conformation breeding
Make it more progressive and less random, so it’s possible to breed for it more consistently - some elements of randomness may still be present, but it should become easier to create the desired outcomes

Continuation of colorful tack
Endurance tack is next, then finally splint boots will be completed at the end, special tack colors for events are possible following this

Update item catalogue for easier browsing
Add some categories or dropdowns for easier viewing

Additional goals

Improvements to the marketplace
Including changing how money is added to trades (this is currently confusing, as money added to a trade is hard to distinguish from the money desired for the trade) and adding an auto-buy price for trades

Auction house improvements
Help prioritize interest in the auction house for horse sales, and make it more user friendly by correcting and adding more information, and possibly adding raffle features and special horses to promote use

Introduce conformation as an element in showing
Success in showing will become dependent on more factors than stats alone, potentially including elements of horse care and happiness as well, with the conformation element providing a boost based off of a horse’s good (or better) qualities and how they relate to its discipline

In-hand conformation shows for young horses
Allow young horses under three to have a manner in which to compete, and incorporate the updated conformation breeding further into the game

More flavor texts on-site and within leisure riding
Including horse personalities for additional flavor texts, and texts related to seasons, etc

New grade horse weights
Pony and draft weights of grade horses are under consideration, to account for differences in types of crosses between the breeds, as well as the crossbreeds - crossbreeds could replace some grade combinations

New markings
Once fixes of existing markings have been handled, we aim to introduce more type of markings and colors to the game, including genes such as gulastra plume, pearl, chimera, and brindle

Foals in the wardrobe
Foals should become available in the wardrobe, and the ultimate goal is to create an equipper that functions like the wardrobe to add decor and backgrounds to individual horses

Additions and improvements to clubs
This would include features such as club chat and further optimizations

Improvements and expansions to Farmsteads
Based on the feedback from the poll we will work on adding to and bettering the farmstead feature to make it more useful and engaging

New Poll
We have a new poll available on tack levels! Check it out!

Seeking Artist!
We're also looking for a digital artist to contribute to site art - if you're interested head on over to check out the topic!

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Posted on
2023-02-08 16:01:55


Wow...this looks so exciting can't wait to see it all get implemented into the game.

Posted by

Laureal (#125096)
8th February 2023 at 16:17:58

I am very excited to see this. Thanks for working so hard. ♥

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Zeinox (#122778)
8th February 2023 at 16:37:22

oh my goodness, I am so excited!! I can't wait to see who is chosen for the artwork, there are some incredible artists on here♥♥ Thank you guys so very much for ll the work you do, and I am looking forward to the future of EV :D Todays been hard for me and this was lovely to come home to♥ :)

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𝙺ᵃˡⁱ 𝙿ⁱᶜᵏˡᵉ'ˢ 𝙷ᵒʳˢᵉˢ (#133969)
8th February 2023 at 17:52:46

Also I've already made colored Splint boots, I'll post them later in my Goofy ahh Horse thread lol :3

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𝙺ᵃˡⁱ 𝙿ⁱᶜᵏˡᵉ'ˢ 𝙷ᵒʳˢᵉˢ (#133969)
8th February 2023 at 18:00:46

happy to see future updates and ideas laid out like this, thank you for making this list! i can't decide what i'm looking forward to the most, but i'm very interested in seeing how the stat changes will turn out ♥

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forgottenland (#121399)
8th February 2023 at 18:40:13

This sounds very exciting!

I'm hopeful that the stat changes will be a positive - as someone who breeds for discipline-specific stats, I hope this is a benefit to that goal and doesn't hurt my efforts! (Though I trust it will be a net positive. :) )

I'm definitely excited for more markings and genes to be added to the game! Any chance that this will include adding/expanding accurate colors/patterns in to some breeds? (Brown in morgans and welshies, or splash in morgans, for example?)

Thank you for the updates, and I'm excited for what's to come!

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«» Only the Wind (#55431)
8th February 2023 at 19:27:52

Amazing - thank you!

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trrrot (#128026)
8th February 2023 at 20:16:17

Eeeeee!!!! So excited for all the new changes coming!! The colors sound *AWESOME*. ?

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💜ℱℯ𝒶𝓉𝒽ℯ𝓇 (ℱ𝒢) 💜 (#72812)
8th February 2023 at 22:31:31

This sounds incredible!

Posted by

Cast (#134177)
8th February 2023 at 22:55:17

Hoping the stat changes are too crazy.. easier conformation breeding sounds good though!

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ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔪𝔢𝔰 𝔖𝔱𝔲𝔡 (#28950)
8th February 2023 at 23:15:16

Oh my... in the next six months these great changes? These goals sound wonderful! I'm so excited and really can't wait to see all these implemented. Thank you for all of your work!

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Olivia (#28092)
9th February 2023 at 01:34:17

Never heard of a gulastra Plume tail so i looked it up and oml TTHE TAIL IS SOOO PURDY!!!!! XDDDDD

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Oscar Kat's Rescue :> (#127895)
9th February 2023 at 06:00:54

Thank you for your hard work, this is going to be fun and interesting!

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🌴CW Rescue Center🌴 (#118033)
9th February 2023 at 09:45:01

Other genes may be possible, like adding markings that aren't in-game to breeds that can have them in life, and adding missing colors too.

Right now we're working on gathering some data related to the grade level and breeding changes, so that the changes we make will hopefully be well-balanced.

These plans may be flexible, but this is what we're hoping to achieve!

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River (#51565)
9th February 2023 at 11:13:38


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Oscar Kat's Rescue :> (#127895)
13th February 2023 at 07:01:30

These are wonderful news! Thank you for your continuous work of improving the game ♥

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Ria Sinclair (#132640)
17th February 2023 at 06:38:44

"Consider re-introducing stat-specific feed"
-- Wouldn't that act as counterproductive to the overall problem? The issue is that we gained stats too fast, if we start to allow the feed to give out stats, it will only help us gain stats even faster? To me, it makes more sense to make all treats discipline-based. EX: Green Apples will be Dressage-based treat that gives out both agi and int. The amount will remain the same 1-2 daily.

"Potential tack level changes"
-- I am excited about this one. Personally, I voted for removing the tack levels. Upgrading tacks are so pricey and time-consuming.

-- I am excited about this one. I hope that Vanners will eventually get leopard markings so we can have our own Ghost Rider.

Conformation Breeding + Showing
-- I am really really excited to see this part of the goals. I really hope it's being done properly. I am a conformation breeder and would love a better system but I am worried that it will possibly mess up my herd. I really hope that the deceased horses' conformation will be properly converted to the new system as well.

Posted by

Lucia (#132336)
17th February 2023 at 08:14:58

Lots of love sent from us all ♥


Posted by

LittleLilith_Yandere (#131252)
22nd February 2023 at 08:21:54