|Bug Fix Time!|
Happy Monday! We’ve fixed a bunch of bugs for this update!
*Fixed players getting an incorrect 'this member is a mod/admin' message when trying to block another player
*Fixed moreno and perlino dun not showing up for the Grade Horse in the wardrobe
*Fixed tovero not showing up on the Grade Horse
*Fixed stocking marking showing up in the marking description for some Friesian horses
*Fixed incorrect orange halter file on Gypsy Vanners
*Fixed horses getting registered into a club more than once - if your horse was registered twice, you can unregister it and that will remove the duplicate registration (clubs have been tweaked to prevent double registrations displaying however, so you can skip this step if you wish)
*Fixed manage club button showing for players who are no longer club admins; we think this fixed an individual bug but if you are still being impacted please send a message to River to say you still need help with this issue
*Fixed a bug that removed a player's admin role for a different club when relinquishing the role for a different club
*Fixed the horse search showing all bays when the wild bay base is selected
*Fixed freeze grey use information on a horse still showing after that horse's coat color was changed
*Fixed preview issue when breeding a mare in a division that is already at its max 50 horses occupancy
*Fixed deceased horse being able to be bred
*Fixed horse name not showing up when updating private notes
*Added foal preview for crossbreeding; fixed sizing for horse pictures on both breeding previews
Say Hello to the Grade Horse!
We are proud to introduce to you the first in-game implementation of cross breeding! Say hello to the Grade Horse!
What’s a Grade Horse?
A Grade Horse is a horse that is not purebred, and has a mixed parentage that may consist of multiple breeds. For our purposes in-game, a Grade Horse is any horse that has parentage from breeds that are different from one another.
How does it look?
The Grade Horse will inherit a combination of genetics from its parents, so it contains all of the genetic possibilities of all of the breeds! It has unique art for the adult horse, and the foal shares the art in common with the Andalusian and Lippizaner breeds.
Additionally, the Grade Horse’s size will vary, depending on the size of its parents, and the art scales to reflect this! You could get a Grade Horse that's nearly the height of a Clydesdale or almost as small as a pony!
The Grade Horse can also wear all existing tack and decor items in-game, so they can be dressed up to look however you like!
How do I get one?
A Grade Horse can only originate through breeding two different breeds of horses together. The Grade Horse cannot be purchased from the Equine Center or created in the Custom Horse Creator - its exclusivity is part of its excitement!
Once you have a Grade Horse, you can breed it with any other breed or another Grade Horse to continue to produce more even more Grade Horses with more varied parentage!
What will its pedigree look like?
If you view the pedigree of a Grade Horse, you will see its family tree listed with its relatives' names, and you can now see the breeds of its family members too! All pedigrees have had the previously listed horse ID swapped out for the breed, so it is easier to track parentage for Grade Horses.
Can I turn off breeding for Grade Horses with my horses listed for brood and stud?
You can, if you would like to disable crossbreeding requests, there is a new setting under your Account Settings on your home page where you can choose to enable or disable crossbreeding requests.
Is it listed in the horse search?
Yes, the Grade Horse is considered a separate breed in the horse search, so simply select it from the dropdown to see results.
Can I use credit items on a Grade Horse?
Yes! Coat and marking applicators and randomizers and other credit items can still be used to make your Grade Horse look exactly how you like!
Can I listed Grade Horses for stud and brood like any other breed?
Indeed you can, you can offer Grade Horses for brood and stud just as you can with purebred horses in-game.
Can I view the possible looks for a Grade Horse?
Yes, you can visit the wardrobe from your inventory to check it out!
We hope you enjoy this new addition to our family of in-game horses! :)
*Added count for number of Equine Center horses a player can still create for the week
*Fixed roan files on foal art 5
*Fixed mixed up Arabian western saddle files
You may have noticed some hearts and shards around the site, cause it's time to spread some love on Equiverse with the Valentines event! For this special event we have a currency known as Ruby Hearts, which can be crafted from the Ruby Shards you will find both in random events around the site, as well as in Leisure Riding. Saddle up those pixel ponies!
Each Ruby Heart is composed from five Ruby Shards - you can convert your shards into hearts on the Event page. Once you have enough Ruby Hearts accumulated you will be able to make purchases from the event shop, which is already available to you. :)
If you were here for the event previously, any Ruby Shards left on your account will be credited to you, so you can start using them to create Ruby Hearts right away!
Now go out there and collect those shards! :)
Along with shard collecting and the event shop, LoveHearts are back! LoveHearts are a cute little heart candy image that have a message, and you can give them freely to any member by visiting their home page. The only limit is that you can only give one to any given member, so be sure to choose the message you want! Collecting and sending them has no benefit, but they're a fun way to express your love and appreciation for fellow players.
Which message are you going to send most? :)
Note: This event will end on the 15th February at 11:59pm game time, event shop included, so be sure to spend your Ruby Hearts before then! If you forget, any remaining event currency will stay credited to your account as in previous years, so you'll be able to spend it later too.
Our December Snowball Fight event is back! Starting the 15th and running through the 31st, join your team and lob snowballs at opposing members for a place on top of the leaderboard! Collect snow you will find randomly around the site and add to your pile of available snowballs! Teams - red, green, or blue - are assigned randomly, so don't forget to check who your new allies are!
You can only have maximum ten snowballs on hand at any time, so you won't be able to collect further snowballs until you throw some. Keep your count below 10 to keep finding more!
Throughout the event you will see a message randomly popping up at the top of the page, indicating that you have found a pile of snow. By clicking the button that is displayed, you can create your very own snowball to add to your arsenal. You can see your current status as relates to snowballs collected, thrown, and more in the sidebar, beneath your team banner, whose color indicates your team.
You will also run across Crystallized Snowflakes in this event! This currency can be found at random and can be used at the event shop, which will unlock once we've reached the goal for snowballs thrown. You can find on the Event page either by clicking the Snowball Fight link in the sidebar, under your current stats, or in the dropdown under News. The shop requires snowball throws to open, so get out there and start collecting snow! Some fun winter-themed items await you in the shop!
The event starts now and will run until midnight EV server time on the 31st. Any leftover Crystallized Snowflakes you haven't spent by the end of the event will remain credited to your account, so they will be around for you next year.
Please note, if you're a deluxe member with a full layout page, you can add [snowballbox] to your page to display the box beneath your layout (it may be covered up otherwise) so that members will be able to throw snowballs at you! :)
P.S. keep an eye out for a couple new decors once the event shop is unlocked!
The Fall Leaves event shop is now open! Head on over to the event page to check out the new offerings!