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!
This update's changelog 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 avoid 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 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 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!
Hey again, everypony! We hope you've all enjoyed warming up after winter, and are ready to spring into summer! We've been busy ourselves, and are happy to announce that our next major update, v2022.02.01, is now available for download!
First things first, our amazing community continues to submit some great menu designs, and two more are being featured, with an all-new soundtrack to one! Remember, if you'd like to see your own artwork featured as a main menu theme, you can read all the details on how to submit it here.
Another thing you'll likely notice quickly is that some NPCs now have subtitles! This should help to give you a little more information about what an NPC does - whether they're a merchant, a member of the Guard, or one of you friends from foalhood - and make navigation a little easier!
We're also experimenting with more advanced mob behaviour. Now, attacking certain enemies may trigger a 'swarm' effect, where other nearby mobs will also rush in to defend them! Make sure you take extra caution when engaging in combat, because who knows how many enemies you might make!
We've added a couple of new and rather dashing cosmetic items, too. Just in time for a certain in-game, player-organised, formal event, we hope! If you'd like to attend the community-made Gala event, make sure you put on your best outfit, and check out the details on the #community-events channel of our Discord serverhttps://discordapp.com/invite/uPvn8Xr!
That's the highlights, but there's plenty more packed into this update; a new construction site in the Frontier, quest fixes, skill upgrade adjustments, lighting changes, a new animation for the Mining Talent, variable bank space rewards from quests, and more! If you'd like to read all the details, as always, you can find them in our changelog post.
If you're playing on Windows using our Launcher, the game should update automatically; other platforms will need to visit our downloads page to grab the latest copy of the game files. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to visit your app store to prompt the update to start!
That's all from us for now! Hopefully you enjoy what we've worked on so far, and are looking forward to what we have planned next! Until then, we'll see you in Equestria!
Hey again, everypony! Nice to speak to you again so soon!
We've got a couple of exciting bits of news for you all. First off, the big one: Legends of Equestria is finally available on iPhone and iPad!
We've been hard at work since starting development on our mobile version of the game to get it onto the App Store; it's taken us a little bit of time to dot the I's and cross the T's, but we're finally there now! You can download Legends of Equestria from the App Store now, on an iPhone running iOS 13.0 or later, or an iPad running iPadOS 13.0 or later. Please note, however, that while it can be downloaded there, the app may not run well on devices older (or with lower hardware specifications) than the iPhone X and iPad 7. Macs with Apple Silicon can also use this as an alternative client for LoE! Major thanks go to our publishing partner Candy Horses for handling the legal processes to publish the game on the App Store.
That's not all, though; a new in-game event has begun! With winter all warmed up across Equestria, the land is truly springing into spring - but it's not all good news. The strong winds have blown many eggs out of their nests, scattering them across the Heartlands! Luckily, one pony has decided to rectify this tragedy, and he's offering rewards for all those willing to help him! You can find this new character just outside Midway Village, where he's waiting to trade you a new unique outfit (as well as some other goodies) in return for any eggs you can collect. You'll have to be quick if you want to earn this new costume, though; this in-game event only runs until the 24th April!
That's everything we have for now! We hope you enjoy the game on this new platform, and the new in-game event too; we have lots more planned for the rest of the year, so stick around, and we'll see you in Equestria!
Hey there, everypony! The snow is beginning to melt across Equestria... which must mean it's time for Legends of Equestria's spring update! We've been hard at work to bring you a bunch of new content, features, and improvements, so we're very excited to let you know what to expect in v2022.01.01, now available for download!
First things first: with a change of season comes a change of events. The festivities are over, and Check List is once again looking for help to complete Ponydale's Winter Warm-Up! She'll be waiting at the Town Hall as usual for any volunteers who'd like to lend a hoof. You have until April 10th to complete the event!
That's not the only seasonal event happening this year, though; with strong winds on the horizon, nesting birds' eggs are at risk, and one pony needs your help to save them! This new collection event will begin April 11th and runs through until April 24th (which by complete coincidence roughly coincides with a real-world seasonal event, what are the chances?), so you can look forward to earning the new bunny-suit reward in the near future!
A full-scale map has now been added! It can be accessed with the M key (or tapping the minimap on mobile), and shows your character's position within the world of Equestria. It also features an interactive legend for some key locations, like farming and mining spots, or cooking stations!
We've also been working on some improvements to how ponies move and interact with the world. A lot of this has gone into our new headlook system; other players on the server will now be able to see where you're looking much clearer, and you can manually control the head position with a keybind (the R key by default). You'll never miss something out of the corner of your eye again!
I swear the bit where she looks at the camera was not intended as a jumpscare.
A bunch of new loading screen art is also included for lots of our in-game locations that were previously stuck sharing! You'll also see a loading percentage, to give you a better idea of how long it'll take before you can get to exploring again.
One final highlight of the update: everypony's favorite cousins, the donkeys, have finally rolled into town! Donkey NPCs are being added to the game, with more to come in the near future!
There's plenty more included in this update - like a raft of new quests and NPCs, a bunch of bug fixes, some terrain loading improvements, a hoodie cosmetic item, and much more! You can check out everything in our changelog post, as usual. If you're playing using our Windows launcher, your files should update automatically; other platforms may need to visit our downloads page 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 for now; we hope you enjoy this newest update, and we look forward to seeing you in Equestria soon!
Added a new egg collection event; the NPC Eggs Bunnedict in Midway Village offers a new seasonal bunny costume as a reward. This event will run from 11th April to 24th April!
Enabled Winter Warm Up quest for spring transition (active until 10th April)
Disabled the winter gift collection event
Added a full map view, opened with hotkey 'M', or by tapping the minimap on mobile
Added cow socks, available from Dashing Delano
Added hoodie, available from Vogue Sharp
Added donkey NPCs
Added jeweled acorns
Added gem trees
Added a series of new quests:
- Capital Punishment, given by Senor Mullido
- Quest chain Meddling Matchmaker, given by Sassafras
- Quest chain Brash and Brazen, Romeo and Juliet, and Operation: Romantic Rescue, given by Six Shooter
- Cloud like Clay, given by Foal Fire Opal
- Two Bits, given by Nebulous Twitch
- Stinging Sensation, given by Nebulous Twitch
- There's Treasure Everywhere, given by Foal Wanda Percent
- My First Treasure Map, given by Foal Pyrite
- Fix the Mix, given by Crank
- Dead and Gone, given by Keystone
- Spare Cup of Flower, given by Tumbleweed
Added the following new NPCs:
- Trail Blazer
- Lightning Chaser
- Foal Fire Opal
- Armored Tank
- Foal Wanda Percent
Added new loading screen artwork for:
- Applewood Mines
- Evershade Seclude
- Evershade Castle Grounds
- Ponydale Library Basement
- 2nd Floor of Ponydale Library
- Ponydale School
- Sugarcane Corner
- White Tail Park
- Bramble Woods
- Cantermore University
- Cantermore Library
- Cantermore Gall Hall
- Crystal Kingdom Castle
- Crystal Kingdom Stadium
- Crystal Kingdom Library
- Crystal Kingdom Spa
Optimised terrain and reduced render calls to help improve overall game performance
Reworked head look mechanic. It will now show up for other people, and you can also control it manually - you can take control of the head look mechanic using the R key, or your preferred key bind in your control settings
Certain skills such as Triage will now cast on yourself if no one is targeted
Improved ground alignment accuracy
Loading screens now display the current loading progress
Added unique mining animation
Added pickaxe mining skill, available under the basic skills section in the journal
Improved look of the Cottage
Pickaxes can now be held in mouth
GUIs can now be closed using the Escape key again
Improved UI scaling across different resolutions
Hard Hat is a proper hard hat now, rather than a placeholder model
Removed fur off the Holiday Coat. However, colors should be working on it for everyone now
Stocking Cap should now face the right direction again
Updated some old manes and tails, which should look more modernized now
Motion blur now scales with your frame rate
Overhead names and text now fade away in distance
Reduced the chance of accidentally entering portals in the Evershade
Health harmonies are now crafted with Rubies instead of Garnets
Health regen harmonies are now crafted with Garnets instead of Rubies
All Sapphires have been converted to Peridots, along with their crafting recipes (excluding Blue Firework Pearls)
All Topaz have been converted to Sapphires, along with associated crafting recipes
All Bloodstones have been converted to Topaz, along with associated crafting recipes
All Onyxes have been converted to Bloodstones, along with associated crafting recipes
All Turquoises have been converted to Aquamarines, along with associated crafting recipes
All Opals have been converted to Citrines, along with associated crafting recipes
NPCs can now be targeted on mobile
Metamorphic Grower now has a chance to produce Glittering Acorns instead of ores
Restored sun in Ponydale's skybox
Fixed the ability to trade bits
Fixed an issue where players were permanently slowed after leaving water
Reverted main menu to the classic logo and UI buttons
Fixed an issue where pegasi lifting off an odd slope would have a strange orientation
Flying now accounts for potions, and other sources of external buffs
Fixed various quest bugs across multiple quests
Additional hotbar fixes for skill cooldowns
Crystal Kingdom's loading screen should be slightly less blurry now
Fixed a few ground surface sounds
Fixed a bug where the quest panel may not fully show up when first opened
Fixed an issue where a continuous stream of item drops would lag mobile gameplay
Fixed water in Applewood Mines
Fixed floating campsites
Fixed invalid "out of bank space" messages
Fixed a bug where ears may turn quite tiny
Hotfix 21st March 2022 (v2022.01.02):
GUI scaling now only scales down to a minimum of 1600x1024, to address issues with UI and text elements being too small
Added a video setting to manually increase or decrease GUI scale
Fixed an issue causing the Nickel Pickaxe to be invisible
Hey again, everypony! It's time to gather round and warm ourselves through the end of the year, and what better way to do so than with a new update to Legends of Equestria? There's plenty to cover for v2021.06.01, now available for download, so let's get started!
It's not fair for the ponies of Ponydale to be the only ones that get to enjoy the snow each year, is it? Well, thankfully much of the rest of Equestria can join in the fun now too, with Cantermore, the Crystal Kingdom, the Heartlands, and White Tail Park also finding themselves blanketed!
We've reworked the Bramblewoods dungeon a little to make it look, and sound, more atmospheric. This is a wild and dangerous place, and it deserves the ambience to match! Speaking of sounds, though, there's been a few other fixes to our audio, like ability sounds that would cut off abruptly after hitting the target.
There's also a new seasonal event! Mysterious gifts have been strewn around for collection, and you can earn various rewards for finding and claiming them - including a new Holiday Coat! You'd better move quick though, as other ponies may be racing to find them too!
We've also continued to add some of the great menu art submissions from our incredible players for everyone to enjoy! A few new pieces are now included, but if you'd like to submit your own, you can read all about it here. On the subject of the main menu, though, we should also mention that the buttons and logo have had a bit of a revamp!
That's far from everything - we haven't covered the raft of general bug fixes, updated icon art, additional usefuls detail on item descriptions, or the new type of ice skates - so if you want to get the full details of what's changed, you can check out our changelog! If you're using our Windows Launcher, your game should automatically update when you next launch; if you're playing on mobile, you may need to visit your app store to prompt the download. Otherwise, you can find the direct download versions of Legends of Equestria on our downloads page like usual!
Thanks again for all your support this year, everyone; we hope to see you in Equestria soon! Happy holidays!
Hey again, everypony! Autumn is here once again, which means it's time for everything to get a little bit spooky for a while - and Equestria is right on theme, with Hallowtide now in full swing! That's not the only thing happening in our latest update; read on for a few other highlights from v2021.05.01, now available for download!
You'll probably notice that a few places have had their atmospheres adjusted for the festivities. This is more than just the usual decorations this time around, however; new seasonal trimmings have been added along with some fog effects, and a new bloom setting really helps with the ambience! There are also some new cosmetic pumpkin lanterns available from your friendly neighbourhood graveyard-tender, Crypt Keeper! And of course, some ponies will be celebrating the festivities by giving out candies, and the seasonal costume quest is enabled once more, for those who haven't yet created Ensemble's masterpiece of a Hallowtide costume!
Not everything in this update is as spooky, though; the Cantermore Library now has a suitably ostentatious interior, complete with enough tomes to shake a bookcase at! There might even be some reading material there to learn more about the origins of Hallowtide itself...
Our efforts to include your efforts in-game continue, as we add 2 more fan-made main menu themes! Where will Prologue end up next? You can read more about these inclusions here, if you'd like to submit your own, and see your artwork in the game for all our players to enjoy!
There's plenty more included in this update - greater VR support, mobile UI tweaks, new Talent Marks, and of course the usual raft of bug fixes and quest issues addressed - and you can check out the full details in our changelog. To experience this new content, you'll need to update your copy of the game; if you're playing using a direct download on your computer, you'll need to go to our downloads page to download the latest version. If you're playing using our launcher, or the Android mobile version (we're still working on iOS, don't worry!), you should be updated automatically (although you may need to visit the Play Store and prompt it to update the app)!
That's everything for now; we hope to see you in Equestria soon, and that you all have a very happy Hallowtide!
Hey, everypony! Hope you're all having a great summer. We've certainly been busy, and we've got a lot to talk about, so let's jump straight in to what's included in the latest update for Legends of Equestria, version 2021.04.01!
As always, you can get the full run-down of what's included from our changelog - but there's a few things we think deserve highlighting here for you!
First things first, perhaps one of the biggest updates LoE has seen since - well, ever - we've been working really hard to create a mobile version of Legends of Equestria! You can now experience the world we've put so much effort into on your mobile Android device. It's taken a lot of work to try and get the game onto portable platforms, and we've had to create new user interfaces to get it to work, but we hope you'll agree that it was worth the effort!
LoE should be able to run on Android devices with version 8.0 or later of Android, 3GB of RAM or more, and a 64-bit CPU - so if you have a compatible device, now you can enjoy Equestria on the go! You can find it in the Google Play Store, and as usual, it'll be linked on our downloads page. We're currently working on an iOS version as well, and when there's any news available for that, we'll be sure to announce it too!
Another big addition is readable books. You can now purchase book items at reputable book-stores in Ponydale, Cantermore, and the Crystal Kingdom, and enjoy their contents right from your inventory. Maybe you can learn more about the world of Equestria and its history, or just curl up with a good book!
The yearly summer celebration, the Festival of Lights, is of course now in full swing! Check out the new decorations in the major cities, and complete the seasonal quest (if you haven't already) for a special time-limited cosmetic item!
In case you missed it, we recently added a new main menu theme, which gave us the idea of using this to feature some of our community's work! We've now added some of our favourite submissions for all to enjoy; if you'd like to submit one yourself, you can read all about it here!
That's still not all though! There's the addition of a new mine area in Applewood, new NPCs and quests, new textures for existing armor sets (as well as a cool new set entirely!), our recently-repaired auto-updating Windows Launcher version of the game, and a host of bug-fixes, changes, and improvements to make Equestria an even better place to visit! If you'd like to check out the exciting new additions, make sure you grab the latest version of the game from our downloads page - or, if you're on an Android device, the Google Play store - OR or, if you're using our launcher, it should automatically download the latest version - and we'll see you in Equestria!
We're hard at work on the next update for Legends of Equestria, and we're looking forward to showing you what it's all about soon. Right now, though, we'd like to talk about something from our previous update: the new main menu background.
When we created this background, we intended to have it followed up eventually with more random choices, until, hopefully, we'll have a good selection of themes that you can experience every time you launch LoE. While working on it, though, we realised that this might be a good opportunity to feature some community ideas, similar to our previous design-a-dress and hairstyle contests!
So, if you'd like to see some artwork of your own featured as one of our main menu themes, we're now taking submissions for consideration! Here's what you need to know:
The design must include Prologue, as seen above. For those that don't recognise him, Prologue is the purple unicorn featured on both of our current menu backgrounds. He doesn't need to be the focus of the image, but he should definitely always be there. The setting for the design should also be somewhere that feels suitable for Equestria. Prologue is usually seen reading a scroll; maybe it's a map, and following it has led him to some strange places? You can decide where it's taking him next!
Please bear in mind the tone of LoE, and ensure that your submission is appropriate for our game. If you're unsure if something is suitable or not, you're welcome to ask us, or to submit it and get feedback!
Don't include any of the user interface elements - like the login buttons, the exit button, the version number in the bottom-right corner, etc. We'll handle that part!
Only submit your own creative work. If you think someone else's design is perfect for this, encourage them to submit it themselves, rather than submitting it for them! If you'd like to include other ponies, characters, or elements from LoE, or of your own design, that's completely fine; just please make sure that you have permission to use any elements that aren't your own or from LoE, and that they don't belong to another person or group (e.g. copyrighted/trademarked characters from television shows).
You're welcome to use whatever art style or theme you like; something that feels like it would fit well alongside other designs based on LoE might work well, but if you've got a creative idea for something entirely different, we've love to see it!
We'd rather have brand-new, original designs for this, but if you have already created fanart that you think is perfect for this, we'd encourage you to check that it follows the guidelines here, and submit it!
We don't have a strict rule on the image size, but we'd recommend working in a high resolution format, preferably 2K or 4K, to ensure that the design looks its best on everyone's monitors. Please make sure that you keep the aspect ratio to 16:9, though!
You know the 3D effect on the current backgrounds when you move your mouse around? To achieve this, we have different elements of the image separated on different layers, which respond differently to mouse movement. To incorporate this into your own design, please think carefully about what elements of your image might be considered 'foreground' and 'background', and separate them out appropriately so that we can do the same for your design! Here's an example of what it looks like, as both a .PDN project file and as separate .PNG images. While 'foreground' elements should have transparent backgrounds, please make sure that the ultimate 'background' layer is a full and complete background, without any transparency (like the Ponydale backdrop in the example .zip provided above!)
We'd recommend including a watermark or signature of some kind on the design, so that people can tell who made it; alternatively, if you don't want to add a signature to the artwork but still want us to credit you, we can add it ourselves in Unity. The top-left or bottom-left corners are probably the best place to do this, as they don't currently feature any menu elements that might block it. If you include a link (e.g. to an art portfolio), please make sure that there's nothing unsuitable for minors in that location, otherwise we won't be able to include it in the game! If you want to submit it completely anonymously, without any signature or watermark, that's also fine, just make sure to let us know when you submit it!
If you'd like to submit something to us, please make sure to include all the assets in a .zip folder, similar to the example given above. You can send it to us in one of two ways:
We have created a channel in our Discord server, #menu-art-submissions; you can post your design there publicly, if you'd prefer, or to get feedback from both ourselves and our community.
Alternatively, if you'd rather submit it privately, you can send your design to [email protected]. Bear in mind that we can't promise to include every submission as a menu theme, but each one will be carefully considered; if we think that we can provide feedback to you to improve the design and re-submit, we will do so!
Please bear in mind that if you submit any design for this, you are giving us permission to use it for one of our main menu backgrounds, and to potentially alter it as necessary to fit within the template above if necessary. You still own the artwork, and can do whatever you like with it; effectively, you are providing Legends of Equestria with a license to use it! This is achieved under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License, the details of which you can find here.
We'll still be working on our own designs for menu themes, of course, but we thought this might be a fun way to have our fantastically talented community's work highlighted and included in the game!
If you don't feel like a menu design is your area of expertise, but you'd still like to try and contribute to the project, please check out our recruitment post - we're always on the lookout for passionate people in all sorts of fields to join the team, and help us bring Equestria to life!
We hope to see plenty of creative ideas soon, and look forward to sharing them with everyone else as a main menu theme!
Hey again, everypony! We hope you're all doing well, wherever you are. Our team has been working to bring you yet another update, and we're ready to share some of that with you today, with version 2021.03.01 now available for download!
The first thing you might notice is that spring as, officially, sprung! The winter snow has all been cleared away thanks to the efforts of all of Check List's little helpers across Equestria, so if you missed out on chance to earn a Winter Warm-Up vest this year, you'll have to wait until next time!
This update comes with a host of bug fixes, resolving a range of issues from UI overlaps to leftover quest markers, broken teleporters to guard directions! If you've run into an issue that stopped you from going further with a quest, check our changelog to see if it's been addressed - and don't forget to report it using the system explained here if not!
That doesn't mean we haven't added any improvements, however! We've improved some of the background code that determines which room you end up in when joining a server; you should find it easier to meet up with friends now! We've also expanded our customization system for equipment, meaning it now has support for 3 color selection. You can see this in-game now with a few items, notably the Kirin costume and the Sempai Dress!
There's plenty more to boot, with a raft of new NPCs to chat with, a whole new main menu theme to enjoy, and more! Remember to check our changelog for the full details, and we hope to see you in Equestria soon!
Hello again, everypony! Tired of all the snow and cold? Me too! Good thing our Spring update, Version 2021.02.01, is now available from our downloads page.
Legends of Equestria's first big update of 2021 is here! With some bug fixes, tweaking, and more exitedly, the return of our seasonal Winter Warm-up quest and a new talent for the pegasi to help with those pesky clouds! For the full update, be sure to check out our Changelog!
Pegasus ponies have found ways to use weather in combat, with the new Weather Talent! Flashy lightning, ice, and water abilities await our feathered friends, but take note- these new abilities will come at a cost! Consult your local unicorns for more information.
For foals who want to specialize in our newer talents, rest assured that the team is still hard at work looking for teachers to teach foals the arts of Mining, Farming, Science and Weather.
Check List is back in town again, looking for ponies to help clear up the snow and prepare Equestria for Spring... but it seems Winter has been unusually harder this year.
Sightings of Frost Dragons having been going around the town and Check List will need only the most trustworthy Winter Warm-up ponies to help drive them away.
And who knows, maybe she will have something nice for you afterwards!
These were our most exciting highlights for this update, we hope to see you soon in- Hey! Who turned off the lights?
As always, you can grab the latest version of the game from our downloads page. There are plenty more things planned in the future and we hope you stick around to experience it all with us.
Happy new year everypony! We hope you're all still doing well and are up to join us in the LoE hype train! Let's start of this new year with a bang - and a new update to our favorite Horse-based video game, now available for download!
As always, you can find the full list of everything that has been changed in our changelog: this update may be a smaller list than some of our other releases, but we can assure you we've been working on some big things for the future! For now, though, let's look at the biggest highlight of our newest update.
2021's newest update brings you not 1, not 2, but 5 new mane and tail styles to chose from!
That's everything for now; we thank you for your patience and we'll see you all again soon!