[New] Devs' Corner: February 18th, 2020

Our developers have something to tell you! Every three (3) weeks, our devs will provide you with information about their work in the “Dev’s Corner.”

This publication is a way of keeping everyone updated on what’s happening with the game. We invite you to discuss and leave your feedback for each of the publications.

Note: All posts must adhere to the forum guidelines and be constructively made.

Take a look at our very first Devs' Corner publication!

Warm wishes,

The Howrse Team

 
cailow
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Thanks love this so much and like to be kept updated on new thing happening here
stars23
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It looks like we're getting a partial list of bug fixes instead of a complete list of changes, so things like the UFO confetti are going to sneak in and out unnamed.
Tea in Wonderland wrote:

If you're not going to include all the little changes being made, why bother?

I like the idea of being updated on changes, I just wish the updates were mind-numbingly thorough. Maybe it'll get better.


♕DisneyQueen♕ wrote:

Foundation horses are actually still sellable, with one exception. The two oldest foundation horses on a player's account that were produced by them are considered their 'starter horses', regardless of whether or not they actually are. Those two foundations then become unsellable because players aren't supposed to be able to sell their starters. Before the 'no selling starters' change was enacted, players would make new accounts, sell the starters to their main account, and do the whole process all over again.

I understand trying to stop people from passing starters to their main account, and I heard at one point it was also because many players who sold their first horse wanted it back later.

When I first heard about the change, I assumed it meant all new/recent accounts can't sell their starters, which would take care of both problems in most cases. Nope. Arizona and Nevada are now my unsellable foundations. I laugh to see that Howrse is marking as my starter horses a pair of horses born over *four years* after I started.
are37
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Checkout the changelog, a new Dev's Corner is available.

Then feel free to discuss it here!
cailow
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LOL, in the PM it sent out, the mailbox has 25 messages in it, and I was like, "MAN, I wish I had that many messages!" default smiley xddefault smiley xddefault smiley xd
bit of silver
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I only had 3, and 1 was from Howrse default smiley :@default smiley (lol).
bit of silver
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Nice.

I am glad for the fact that the new trophy was added - makes me feel like I could actually achieve something collecting the new companions. XD But really, thanks for notifying me about the update.
ghostlyhaunts
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''Added trophies for the Daruma and Alebrije companions'' - Where are these trophies as I cannot physically see them on the trophy page.
cookie12
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Cookie12 wrote:

''Added trophies for the Daruma and Alebrije companions'' - Where are these trophies as I cannot physically see them on the trophy page.


I was just wondering the same thing so glad it's not just me default smiley :p

I wonder if they will show after the next update maybe?
haffyfan
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tessadejager
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Cookie12 wrote:

''Added trophies for the Daruma and Alebrije companions'' - Where are these trophies as I cannot physically see them on the trophy page.


I am glad I am not the only one, I don't see them either
astriola
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I'm glad they fixed the moderator report button! Someone brought it up semi-recently in the VIP forum and I'm happy to see they paid attention and changed it default smiley :)default smiley (y)

On another note, I find the minor formatting change in the "talented breeder" trophy section mildly disorienting, even though it's now more consistent with the rest of the trophies.
qwerty9air
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Yes! I knew the missing report-button was a bug! default smiley :d
shishi no seirei
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Looks like the trophies are added now but there is a 'display image' issue on trophies page

Click to display
haffyfan
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haffyfan wrote:

Looks like the trophies are added now but there is a 'display image' issue on trophies page


They are showing for me, did you try to refresh the page? ctrl + f5
rogin
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I'm getting the same result as Haffyfan - the individual images show fine, but not the main one.

Chrome on Windows 10
qoquaq
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Qoquaq wrote:

I'm getting the same result as Haffyfan - the individual images show fine, but not the main one.

Chrome on Windows 10


Did you try to refresh the page?
rogin
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I'm getting the same as Haffyfan on Safari but they are visible on Chrome for me. Refreshing the page doesn't do anything for Safari.
maymay2000
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haffyfan wrote:

Looks like the trophies are added now but there is a 'display image' issue on trophies page


I've just tested this, and there isn't any issue with the images appearing on our side.
cailow
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I can't see them on my tablet either (fire with silk browser) - how odd - yes i have tried refreshing etc
haffyfan
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Strange, they are showing for me on Chrome. I should try my fire and see if I have that issue with mine.
rogin
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Hi Devs!

Thanks for all your hard work!
I love the new Chimera horses; how do I find out who the artist is? I'd like to follow them on social media. default smiley (y)default smiley :d
fileg
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If you guys cant see the new trophies, try this:
*clean cache and cookies, close browser, and start it again
* do a hard reset ( CTRL+ F5) or hold down CTRL and click on the refresh-icon default smiley :)

(note: You may have to check the proper shortcuts/actions for your browser, I use Chrome default smiley :) )

Can happen that its just the browser that hasn't caught up with the new stuff yet default smiley :)
shishi no seirei
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Yo Devs, please change the PM setting for recieving a golden horseshoe. Seeing a red dot on my mailbox just because I got another horseshoe is really annoying.

Unless there's a way to disable it. If so, then can someone please tell me how? Thanks in advance! default smiley ^)
shadowkokufu
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Fileg wrote:

Hi Devs!

Thanks for all your hard work!
I love the new Chimera horses; how do I find out who the artist is? I'd like to follow them on social media. default smiley (y)default smiley :d


It would actually be so awesome if the artists behind all the Howrse art had their social medias or names attached to their work. Because some of the divines look fantastic and I'd love to find out who was behind them. Perhaps when you go to the horse's page on Ow's account there's a section giving credit to the artists?
oliver2
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Yo Devs, I have an idea.

When a player is outbid in the auctions, the only notification that they receive can be found in their office. This isn't a very noticeable notification, so unless you go back to the auctions/office to check your bid, you are going to miss the sale.

This is even worse during the flash sales because there's no office notification for the auctions, so you need to stay on the same page and refresh the auctions repeatedly or you need to watch your equus reserve to check if you've been outbid.

My suggestion is to add an auction icon to the top of every page (perhaps next to your equus reserve or under your mailbox?). Then if a player gets outbid in an auction, the red dot can appear on the auction icon. If the horse/item that was being auctioned gets sold, the dot should disappear because it's pointless to notify a player about a sale that they missed.
Or the icon can be a temporary auction icon that will disappear when the player has not participated in an auction and reappear when the player is participating in one.

I can make a further suggestion to ask that, if you do do something like the above, you make the dot different colours to tell the player how much time is left until the auction ends. For example, a green dot can be for a sale that has 10+ mins before it ends, an orange dot for 2-10mins before, and a red dot for 0secs-2mins before the auction ends.

Of course, this is just a suggestion. Please consider it. Thank you for reading this default smiley :)
shadowkokufu
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