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HAJ Change Log
  1. 3/24/2023 7:48 AM Ammit added:
    • Finished up some preplanned updates to breeds that I simply had not gotten to before. If your premium upgrade expires you can no longer create horses from your founded breeds. (Your default breed still works no matter your level.) Now, if your breed has any existing horses as part of it, living or archived, you can not change the breed rules.
  2. 3/23/2023 12:00 PM Haystack added:
    • Patched a bug that was putting the hoof on the wrong layer
  3. 3/23/2023 9:02 AM Ammit added:
    • Breed inheritance has been changed so that the "University" breed can not be inherited.
  4. 3/22/2023 1:01 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed how thunderstruck was displaying in the advanced tack editor
  5. 3/22/2023 10:40 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug on the Mesa server where clones where not being properly created as a "University" breed.
  6. 3/22/2023 9:47 AM Ammit added:
    • The Manage Stable page (On your Member Home page under Account and Stable Management) has been updated to allow you to found a new breed! You can create as many breeds as you like, set height and weight rules for the breed, and give them unique names and default tattoos. See the forum for complete details on the Breeds update. The update is available for premium members only.
  7. 3/22/2023 9:44 AM Ammit added:
    • Creating horses with a breed that has a default tattoo set, will now result in those horses being created with that tattoo.
  8. 3/22/2023 9:33 AM Ammit added:
    • Just rolled out a big update to breeding to allow breeds to be inherited. Horses will even inherit breeds owned by other players if both the sire and dam are the same breed. There is some really complicated logic going into this and the chances of bugs are rather high. Please report any issues you might notice to the forum.
  9. 3/22/2023 7:07 AM Ammit added:
    • The create a horse page has been updated so that instead of radio select to pick a bone weight and height, you now select the breed you want from a drop-down. This is in preparation for the upcoming new multiple breeds system.
  10. 3/21/2023 3:24 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed an issue where horses that aged up weren't using the new tack positioning system
  11. 3/21/2023 10:02 AM Ammit added:
    • The create a horse page has been updated to always show you the standard create option.
  12. 3/21/2023 7:37 AM Ammit added:
    • The price of breed name changes has been increased from 10,000 hbs to 1 IV in preparation for some new breed features.
  13. 3/17/2023 1:18 PM Haystack added:
    • Made some behind-the-scenes changes in preparation for being able to update a horse's tail, hooves, etc. on-the-fly in the advanced tack editor. This change does have known issue displaying tails and hooves with the correct electric effect on horses with Thunderstruck, which will be fixed ASAP.
  14. 3/17/2023 9:17 AM Ammit added:
    • Added a game alert for the auction to help you keep track of the horses you have won. It will also include a link to take you to the page of that horse.
  15. 3/16/2023 1:14 PM Ammit added:
    • Added number formatting to the auction to make the amounts easier to read. Also, when I was in the bid watcher I realized the bidding system had several bugs that had previously been correct on the main auction catalog page. These have been fixed now as well.
  16. 3/14/2023 12:24 PM Ammit added:
    • You can now assign a tattoo to your default breed. All foals you create after setting this tattoo will be automatically labeled with it at birth. Each tattoo applied this way costs 25hbs.
  17. 3/14/2023 8:48 AM Jenx added:
    • Redid and updated the art for PonPon Sea: Cloth Braids - Tail now as well.
  18. 3/14/2023 8:25 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug where having old lower-level upgrades would make your Upgraded Features inaccessible.
  19. 3/13/2023 10:35 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the GMT lab to prevent refunds of licensed genes on lined horses from removing the license. Also made the dialog about license additions and removals louder to prevent them from being missed.
  20. 3/13/2023 8:31 AM Jenx added:
    • Redid and updated the art for PonPon Sea: Cloth Braids - Mane.
  21. 2/28/2023 6:21 AM Ammit added:
    • Added notes for when we lock accounts so that we can track why an account was locked.
  22. 2/28/2023 3:18 AM Ammit added:
    • Awards had an issue going out this morning. The bug was located and fixed, and awards where sent out.
  23. 2/26/2023 1:58 AM Ammit added:
    • Removed the ability to post on the activity tab on Mesa forums. PM someone if you want to contact them.
  24. 2/22/2023 3:37 AM Jenx added:
    • Fixed hard edge on KD So Shiny Spray so it fits better on the various body shapes.
  25. 2/22/2023 2:48 AM Jenx added:
    • Added a glow to all of the LaZer Advent - Tangled lights
  26. 2/22/2023 2:23 AM Jenx added:
    • Added a glow to the LaZer Advent Window Lights.
  27. 2/22/2023 12:48 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug, where if you placed a starting bid on an auction greater than the amount of money you have, it would cause the auction to hang and not clear.
  28. 2/22/2023 12:37 AM Ammit added:
    • Added a clean-up script to the daily rollover to remove futurity locking on horses age 6 and up automatically, and make a tweak to the database to make searching for locked horses faster.
  29. 2/21/2023 4:47 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated Futurity Locking so that only foals of the same era as the sire can be locked, to prevent confusion.
  30. 2/21/2023 2:02 AM Ammit added:
    • The search can now be filtered to only show futurity-locked horses.
  31. 2/21/2023 1:31 AM Ammit added:
    • Pushed the new rollover cron structure to mesa, after confirming it ran properly on forest.
  32. 2/18/2023 7:15 AM Ammit added:
    • The cloning lab got some updates today. It now has a confirmation window to prevent accidentally cloning the wrong horse. @* random words work correctly now. Added a fail-safe to prevent you from accidentally cloning a horse you do not own.
  33. 2/18/2023 5:37 AM Ammit added:
    • After some testing, I found that it was effectively impossible to breed downwards at very low quality-levels. I made a change that only applies when breeding the average breeding ability of the parents is 60% or below. The game will no longer artificially push foals toward a better breeding ability on these ultra-lows.
  34. 2/18/2023 4:36 AM Ammit added:
    • Added confirmation dialog tot he un-alter page to prevent accidents, and made it so you can't double charge yourself by refreshing the page.
  35. 2/18/2023 4:28 AM Jenx added:
    • Completely redid and uploaded new art for Halloween: Candy Collector tack item.
  36. 2/18/2023 12:44 AM Ammit added:
    • Pushed the new rollover cron structure to forest, after confirming it ran properly on bluegrass.
  37. 2/17/2023 9:11 AM Ammit added:
    • Split the end-of-day maintenance script into 4 separate scripts on bluegrass server to try and address issues with either locking or timeouts we are having.
  38. 2/17/2023 6:13 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a type on the how to move horses instructions on the barn page.
  39. 2/17/2023 3:43 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the end of the year awards script so that awards will exactly match the standings as listed on the club pages.
  40. 2/17/2023 2:38 AM Jenx added:
    • Updated the Coventry: Tail Ribbon tack item.
  41. 2/16/2023 1:44 PM Ammit added:
    • Fixed the bulk auction remove dialog. It was duplicating the enter dialog instead of confirming to remove the auction. If it does not pop up when you click the bulk remove button refresh the page.
  42. 2/15/2023 6:05 AM Ammit added:
    • Split out the daily auto-show reset from forest server to try as a hot fix for hanging queries.
  43. 2/15/2023 4:28 AM Ammit added:
    • Backward Breeders has been added as a leaderboard category rewarding the worst breeding stallions and mares in the game and the worst PTs of the year.
  44. 2/15/2023 3:37 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the stallion futurity board to highlight your name if listed on the board for clarity. Made sure that deceased foals do not count towards the futurity. Updated the "Updating Futurity Standings" dialog to read "Found #n possible stallions" instead of "qualified stallions" to accurately reflect the double filtering process.
  45. 2/10/2023 12:25 AM Ammit added:
    • The auction bid watcher will now display auctions soonest ending first.
  46. 2/9/2023 12:35 AM Ammit added:
    • All wild-type alleles of limited genes like platinum, rainbow riot, axiom etc. can now be purchased in the lab allowing you to remove these genes from foundation horses. Additionally, a reminder has been added to the GMT page that '-' means wild type and is not the limited version.
  47. 2/8/2023 2:05 PM Ammit added:
    • Papering has been updated. There are now three levels of Gold and Star papers, marked by the number of *'s beside the paper level. **Star and **Gold are the maximum possible by natural breeding. ***Star and ***Gold can only be obtained by boosting.
  48. 2/6/2023 11:01 AM Haystack added:
    • Fixed an issue where the backend service that sticks backgrounds and tack onto the horse images would occasionally go down and not come back up.
  49. 2/5/2023 12:57 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the "Entering Barn In Shows" dialog to show the number of entries before it finishes loading and added a progress ticker so you can see it working.
  50. 2/4/2023 11:53 PM Ammit added:
    • Updated the closed pasture message as it was vanishing a day too early.
  51. 2/4/2023 11:15 AM Jenx added:
    • Created and uploaded Valentine's Day tack pack consisting of 3 different heart-shaped balloons, 3 different roses and a garland of hearts to go with the Barn tack pack.
  52. 2/4/2023 2:03 AM Ammit added:
    • Changed when the information about auctioning locking a horse is shown because people kept thinking it meant their horse was in the auction.
  53. 2/2/2023 11:22 AM Ammit added:
    • Futurity locked horses will now display a lock icon next to their name on the search results and auction listings.
  54. 2/2/2023 10:48 AM Jenx added:
    • Created and uploaded a new Long and Luscious mane and tail - Salon Curl. The tail will likely interfere with leg-based tack, since it overlaps them, but that is partially by design.
  55. 2/2/2023 4:07 AM Ammit added:
    • Made it so bids on horses you own no longer count against you when calculating if you an afford more auction bids or not.
  56. 2/2/2023 2:40 AM Jenx added:
    • Fixed issues with Long and Luscious curly tail items.
  57. 2/2/2023 2:11 AM Jenx added:
    • Redrew and uploaded Long and Luscious curly tail and mane items.
  58. 2/1/2023 1:14 AM Ammit added:
    • Added Futurity Locking wich can be used to prevent futurity-eligible horses from being sold back to the game until age 6.
  59. 1/31/2023 4:12 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the era filtering language in the search parameters to make it easier to understand. Closed a stray strong tag after Era: that was making the era info hard to read.
  60. 1/31/2023 2:48 AM Ammit added:
    • Removed age gating from the futurities so stallions can show up on the board as soon as they have enough foals and those foals earn their first point. Also made it so updating the futurity standings clears any old standings to prevent hung scores.
  61. 1/31/2023 2:32 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated Stallion Futurities so that all offspring age 5 and less count, made it so lifetime points instead of points this year count (to best reward the stallions with 5-year-olds) and to preempt the problems that would have shown up I have made it so offspring can not be bred or owned by anyone who has ever owned the stallion.
  62. 1/31/2023 1:17 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed an issue when viewing the primary pasture of another player. It showed your name as the owner of the pasture instead of the actual owner.
  63. 1/30/2023 1:40 AM Ammit added:
    • Mesa server had a hung table causing pasture counts not to update. The table has been cleared. Midnight rollover will also run a few minutes after midnight now to push it to a slightly less busy moment.
  64. 1/30/2023 1:00 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug that was causing the "last logged in" field not to update.
  65. 1/27/2023 1:37 AM Ammit added:
    • Last night the old auction clean-up scripts ran and reset the auction. These have been permanently disabled now and won't trigger again.
  66. 1/26/2023 2:04 AM Ammit added:
    • The lined rescue has been updated so that it will now enter one horse in the auction at the top of every hour to space out its sales as much as possible.
  67. 1/26/2023 1:49 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated both the bid watcher and the auction catalog to use the more in-depth search style horse load outs.
  68. 1/26/2023 1:18 AM Ammit added:
    • Added auction end times to the search and removed the old "This horse is in the auction" statement.
  69. 1/26/2023 1:04 AM Ammit added:
    • The "My Bid Watcher" premium upgrade page has been updated to the new auction system.
  70. 1/26/2023 12:51 AM Ammit added:
    • The "LAst Week's Auction Records" page has become "Most Recent Auction Sales" and lists the 500 most recent auction sales, plus information about when exactly they sold. It will be interesting to see if trends emerge on when the best time to end your auction entry is. I have it set to 500 for now. We will see if that number needs to be adjusted in the future.
  71. 1/26/2023 12:11 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug where "Current auction payout:" was showing the current payout for the wrong account.
  72. 1/25/2023 9:54 AM Haystack added:
    • The advanced tack editor now saves the thumbnailed version of the horse image.
  73. 1/25/2023 8:58 AM Haystack added:
    • You can now use arrow keys to move items around in the advanced tack editor! I also fixed up a few bugs with keyboard interactions. For instance, the keyboard shortcuts no longer fire when the add tack overlay is up.
  74. 1/25/2023 8:55 AM Haystack added:
    • Some behind-the-scene changes in preparation for giving you the option of displaying your horses on new, taller backgrounds!
  75. 1/25/2023 8:47 AM Jenx added:
    • Created 500 High tack pack and uploaded the 500x500 backgrounds to it.
  76. 1/25/2023 8:32 AM Ammit added:
    • When bidding on a horse in the auction, it now tells you at what time the auction ends.
  77. 1/25/2023 4:13 AM Ammit added:
    • I lied! Things went very smoothly and the new auctions are live right now. Auctions no longer run on Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday and now run every single minute. How long your horse is in the auction depends on how many days you set it to run for.
  78. 1/25/2023 3:35 AM Ammit added:
    • The auction catalog is now on the auction home page instead of its own page. The catalog now shows an accurate count of how many horses are in the auction, and how long each auction has left to run. Please note! This time may not yet be accurate. I am still working on dialing this functionality in. It also will no longer show errored auction entries to keep them from causing confusion.
  79. 1/25/2023 2:42 AM Ammit added:
    • "Current bid tally" has become "Current auction payout: " and now has some smart logic to handle when the owner is also the high bidder. Plus it will default to 0 hbs when there is no payout to display.
  80. 1/25/2023 1:49 AM Ammit added:
    • Added logic into the auction run script to simply skip any auctions where the high bidder is the owner of the horse. It is possible this will never see the light of day depending on if I get the auctions out before Thursday. I also made a tweak to the lined rescue. It will now auction from all horses it owns not just those under 10.
  81. 1/25/2023 1:27 AM Ammit added:
    • Unhid the ability to set the length of your auction entry in anticipation of the new auction system going in. There is a small chance it will happen before the Thursday run. More likely it will happen before the Sunday run. I am allowing you to set the length so your auctions do not run shorter than you are anticipating. Be prepared that I may convert to the new system at any time in the next several days. Might be a good idea to hold your fancy auctions until after the update is out and running smoothly.
  82. 1/25/2023 12:58 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated mesa server forum setting to allow users to always edit their forum posts.
  83. 1/24/2023 9:03 AM Ammit added:
    • Added a quick fix to futurities so that uni-created offspring do not count towards a stud's ranking.
  84. 1/24/2023 6:42 AM Jenx added:
    • Completely redid art for Trail Ride: Pad Navajo, keeping the basic design, but updating it.
  85. 1/24/2023 6:05 AM Ammit added:
    • Created the "Stallion Futurities" page under "Breeder Clubs" to show the current year's futurity standings. Futurity rules are listed on the "Stallion Futurities" page.
  86. 1/23/2023 6:39 AM Ammit added:
    • You can now bid on any horse in the auction from their page, regardless of the current auction status. This will not work from the catalog page, as I am replacing that page and won't be updating it.
  87. 1/23/2023 5:36 AM Ammit added:
    • Added a bulk "remove from auction" button to the barn page.
  88. 1/23/2023 5:19 AM Ammit added:
    • I also added the ability to remove a horse from the auction directly from their page.
  89. 1/23/2023 5:16 AM Ammit added:
    • The barn page, horse page, and public auction page have been updated with new logic for the upcoming round-the-clock auctions. Each now has a "Starting Bid:" option that you can adjust from between 2,500 and 999,999hbs.

      Any starting bid of 2,500 (or the lifetime payout for horses 10 and over) will automatically be placed by the auction bidder account. If your starting bid is more than the starting bidder is willing to pay, you will automatically make the starting bid. If your horse fails to receive any bids other than your starting bid it will simply not sell.

      Please note that when entering the auction you will see "The auction will run for 1 day(s)." This is logic for the upcoming new auction schedule and can be ignored. All horses will still auction on the normal Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday schedule for the time being.
  90. 1/21/2023 1:50 AM Ammit added:
    • Added an automatic URL shorter in the chat to prevent them from causing excessive horizontal scrolling.
  91. 1/20/2023 7:00 AM Ammit added:
    • The bidding options for the auction will now round down to the nearest whole number when displaying possible bids a user can make.
  92. 1/19/2023 2:20 PM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug where horses entered in the auction after the prior update had no starting bid and could not be bid on. Horses impacted by this will need to be re-entered for the next auction.
  93. 1/19/2023 1:57 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed a few fiddly little bugs with how the advanced tack editor was positioning and saving items.
  94. 1/19/2023 9:51 AM Haystack added:
    • Fixed a bug where the advanced tack editor's color swatches would sometimes change themselves when you selected an item.
  95. 1/19/2023 1:36 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated back-end auction functionality to start recording starting bids and "end time" in preparation for the conversion to constantly running auctions.
  96. 1/19/2023 12:01 AM Ammit added:
    • I added a link on the member home page under "My Herd Helper Collection" to "Candy & Sea Pony Turn In" as people are often looking for this link. To prevent confusion and issues I have also updated it so candy horses will go into the image update queue once they are turned in. Should prevent the annoying issue of lots of turned in candy ponies in the auction.
  97. 1/17/2023 2:55 AM Jenx added:
    • Simply Sheets: Belly Strap Sheet got a light tweak on it's fill layer to account for better accenting on some buttons.
  98. 1/17/2023 2:30 AM Jenx added:
    • Completely redid art for Pirate Day: Eye Patch, adding color changing option to the item.
  99. 1/17/2023 2:25 AM Ammit added:
    • Damages were created before testing as a way to help members weed out low-ability horses. They no longer are useful for this and prevent some playstyles. Damages have been updated so that they are no longer influenced by ability. Every horse in the game has a 1 in 1000 (.001%) odds of causing damage on any given day. The amount of damage is random and between 1 and 150 hbs. In the past damages were calculated for every horse for every day you were logged out. To prevent things from getting out of hand this is now limited to 5 days maximum. If you are logged out for an entire month you will still only get a max of 5 days' worth of damage.
  100. 1/17/2023 2:05 AM Ammit added:
    • Added bad-log in rate limiting to increase game security.
  101. 1/17/2023 12:37 AM Ammit added:
    • Damages were created before testing as a way to help members weed out low ability horses. They no longer are useful for this and prevent some playstyles. They have been temporally disabled will be replaced with an updated system soon.
  102. 1/16/2023 7:21 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a long-standing bug where show payouts where not being tracked in the transaction log.
  103. 1/16/2023 7:04 AM Ammit added:
    • The auction has been updated so that when a horse is entered in the auction it is set to no testing mode. When it is removed, or the auction ends it is set to testing allowed mode. This is to prevent the rare occasions where horses could be accidentally altered mid-auction due to bulk testing.
  104. 1/15/2023 2:18 AM Ammit added:
    • I noticed a bug this morning where the leaderboards were averaging all foals by stallions and mares instead of just the best 10. I corrected this and will be updating the LBs to reflect this change. Expect some shakeups. I also dropped it from the best 10 to the 4 foals from each mare as 10 seemed an unreasonably large number of foals for most mares to produce. I updated the wiki to reflect this change.
  105. 1/13/2023 2:32 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed a bug in the advanced tack editor where it was scaling misc items
  106. 1/13/2023 6:08 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the Hide and Seek pop-out to provide some information on how to play, to show the current game's image automatically, and to show up to the fifteenth place in the rankings.
  107. 1/13/2023 5:49 AM Ammit added:
    • Fixed a bug with pasture breeding that caused the leaderboard stats not to automatically update when breeding using this method.
  108. 1/13/2023 5:26 AM Ammit added:
    • I added an alert system for the pan chats that tracks alerts per each account per server.
  109. 1/13/2023 4:22 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated buddy chat notes to allow formatting. The following tags are allowed for use:
      All other HTML tags or improperly formatted HTML tags will be automatically removed. Try not to break your everything! :D
  110. 1/13/2023 3:08 AM Jenx added:
    • Completely redid art and shading on Pirate Day: Cap tack item.
  111. 1/13/2023 3:01 AM Jenx added:
    • Completely redid art and shading on Close Contact Saddle tack item
  112. 1/12/2023 12:08 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed the ugly scaling that was affecting many of the horses going through the new image finalization.
  113. 1/12/2023 12:05 PM Haystack added:
    • Fixed an issue with the advanced tack editor where one could drag the entire scene around.
  114. 1/10/2023 2:31 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated the Era info link on the horse page to point to the new wiki article about it. Added a wiki link in the breeder club to more info about clubs.
  115. 1/10/2023 12:33 AM Ammit added:
    • A fix has been added to stop the exceedingly annoying instances of horses being both for sale and auction simultaneously. This does not apply to horses already entered in today's auction but will stop any new occurrences.
  116. 1/9/2023 3:19 AM Ammit added:
    • The Era clubs in the game were never supposed to have fantasy horses in them. (This is a realistic genetics game, not a unicorn game.) The clubs clearly state that fantasy horses are not allowed and it has never been possible to enter a fantasy horse into an era club via the club form. Over the years many fantasy horses have crept in through a series of bugs. Attempts have been made to remedy this without great success. I have put in a fix that should properly remedy the issue once and for all. Fantasy horses that accidentally end up in era clubs will be automatically removed. To prevent too great a shock to people's herds this purging will happen slowly and for large clubs may take months to complete. This gives people plenty of time to adjust their breeding goals if needed. The purge also happens from youngest horses to oldest, again to smooth the transition for people.
  117. 1/8/2023 5:03 AM Ammit added:
    • Updated PayPal purchase logging to avoid issues with apostrophes.
  118. 1/8/2023 4:50 AM Ammit added:
    • Created a change long to start recording site updates too small for a full forum update.