Hey again, everypony! We hope that the summer months are treating you well. Remember to stay hydrated, and take a look at what we have in store with you with v2022.03.01, now available for download (https://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads)
This update's changelog (https://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=20572.0)
is a particularly long one, but a lot of it covers bug fixes, minor improvements, and creature comforts. That doesn't mean I don't have a few things to highlight, though!
Firstly, it's time for the Festival of Lights again! All of Equestria is bursting into colourful radiance in celebration, and you might notice some improved lighting effects being shown off this time around! This of course means that the associated seasonal quests are active once more, so if you haven't grabbed that fabulous color-changing torch yet, now's your chance!
More NPCs are being given the recognition they deserve, with their roles now prominently displayed by a title beneath their name; team members have also gotten a similar treatment, with their role on the project highlighted above their name. Now it's even easier to
spot a moderator to give a warm greeting to!
Some of your classmates have now gotten the full character portrait treatment in their foal stage as well as the adult stage; who knew filly Midnight could be so adorable? If only we didn't all know the violin-related horror her future held for us all...
Did somepony order neckerchiefs? I hope so, because Sturdy Step has just gotten a bulk order in, so hopefully you'll all help shift that stock! Legwarmers are also another new cosmetic, available from Free Trade.
We've also added a batch of new Talent Marks, and some items are now supported as 'mouth-hold' items, meaning... well, you can hold them in your mouth, like the name suggests. That's what whistles are for, after all!
The chat system has also seen some reworking. Some highlights include that your current chat tab will finally remain constant across room changes and play sessions, and the party chat now properly only appears when actually in a party. One thing to note, though, is that with these changes, changing which chat you're viewing no longer automatically changes which channel you're typing to - so take a minute to get used to this change!
Another bug fix that deserves highlighting has to do with item coloring; equippable items set to pure white (255,255,255) used to default back to the item's original coloring. This has been fixed, but it has a side-effect; any items you own that have currently been left on their 'default' coloration will appear white after this update. You can fix this by recoloring the item, though!
There's really an awful lot more that's been improved - a new user-submitted menu theme, more ambient sounds added, some menu settings reworks, and enough bug fixes to fill a boat - so I'd really recommend checking out the full changelog (https://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=20572.0)
for all the additions and changes this time around.
If you're playing using our Windows launcher, your files should update automatically; other platforms may need to visit our downloads page (https://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads)
to get hold of the latest game files. If you're playing on mobile, you may need to visit your app store to prompt the update!
That's everything we have for you for now; we hope you enjoy the Festival of Lights, and we'll see you again soon!