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Title: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Ellowee on 2014 Jan 24, 07:00:00
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Hello everyone!

I would like to remind you all that we are opening the servers in 5 days, on the first minute of the 24th, EST!
THE GAME WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON THE 23rd, BUT THE SERVERS WILL NOT BE OPEN UNTIL THE 24th AT 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time. This is so you can start playing the minute the servers open and everyone can have enough time to download the game.

PLEASE REMEMBER that you must be registered on our forums in order to access the game once the servers open. It is more likely that you will have a secure spot in the game if you register before the 24th. You register at: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register

Also, Legends of Equestria is now recruiting!

If you're interested in game development, passionate about ponies, or simply need a hobby which will put your talents to use, please feel free to send us an email! We are currently accepting applications for the following departments: Concept Artists, 3D Modelers/Animators, Texture Artists, Public Relations, Server Managers, Programmers, and Web Designers. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Here are some guidelines for applying:

CONCEPT ARTISTS
Applicants must be comfortable drawing building exteriors, interiors, environmental art, and creatures in the style of the show. In order to apply for a concept artist position, please email [email protected] Your email should consist of a link to your online portfolio, your Skype username, your primary email address, the amount of time you're able to devote to Legends of Equestria, and your reason for wanting to join the project. Please note that your portfolio should include something other than My Little Pony fan art.

ANIMATORS and MODELERS
To apply for the 3D team, please email [email protected] with links to examples of your skills. Any additional unrelated, high quality designs you have done helps too. Applicants must have working knowledge of 3D modeling and/or animating and be willing to learn, design critically, and give and take critique. It is preferred that applicants have a specialty in organic modeling, 3D animation and rigging, terraforming, or any combination thereof. Please include how much time you are able to devote to Legends of Equestria, as well as a list of programs that you use.

TEXTURE ARTISTS
Applicants must be able to produce textures and graphics in the style of the show, have experience working with color, an adequate amount of time they are willing to devote to Legends of Equestria, and a willingness to follow directions from their team leaders. Experience in unwrapping and texturing models is favorable, but not required. In order to apply for a texture artist position, please email [email protected] and [email protected] with examples of your work, and a description of your skills/experience in digital art. Examples of environmental and architectural work are preferable. Please also list the programs you use within the email, as well as the reason you are interested in joining Legends of Equestria.

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Applicants must have excellent writing and social media skills. Knowledge of journalism, social media analytics, and public speaking optimal, but not required. In order to apply for a public relations position, please email [email protected] with a short writing sample explaining your qualifications and drive.

DESIGNERS
To apply for the design team, please email [email protected] with examples of design materials, as well as how much time you are able to devote to the project. Examples should include design documents which focus on gameplay mechanics, systems, and the equations and numbers which make those systems tick. Potential design team members should be able to contribute to discussions about a wide range of complex design topics related to a MMORPG, as well as independently write or sketch complex design documents which focus on attribute balance and gameplay integration. Please note that extensive fan fiction or creative writing work does not consist of the type of materials that I am looking for.

MAP/LEVEL DESIGNERS
Map/ level designers should have drawn work (hand or digital) of macro or micro scale level designs which factor in standard gaming conventions such as pathing, points of interest, mob spawns, elevation, framing, terrain features, quest potential, etc. Previous experience in a 3D engine (Unity, Unreal) is highly sought after. Map/level designers should expect to be trained in Unity to allow the implementation and editing of their designs. Please email [email protected] with examples of your work.

SERVER MANAGERS
Server managers will be responsible for the administration and support of Linux based systems. You must provide Linux server support and will be expected to contribute to the documentation and maintenance of the Legends of Equestria game servers. Also, you must be willing to document procedures when setting up new servers. Work with the programming team. Experience with Bash scripting required. Please email [email protected] with a list of your qualifications and your Skype username.

PROGRAMMERS
Potential programmers should be proficient in C# and the use of code to design working mechanics applicable to a 3D MMO environment. Experience and integration in Unity 3D is extremely helpful. To apply please send relevant examples of creative code design and a list of software you use/know to [email protected]

WEB DESIGNERS/ DEVELOPERS
Web Designers/Developers will be responsible for the look and feel of the Legends of Equestria website and forums. Applicants should have a proficient understanding of design, usability and ease of navigation, as well as website maintenance and content management. The ability to code using HTML, CSS, and PHP is also required. Experience with JavaScript and AJAX is a plus. Please email [email protected] with your Skype username, a brief list of your knowledge in web design and development, and how much time you'd be willing to dedicate to the project.

Thank you for reading, and can't wait to see you at the open server!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now hiring and REMINDERS!
Post by: Weatherboy1 on 2014 Jan 19, 15:20:08
THANK YOU!
I was hoping you would release the link early, so that we wouldn't have a 100% mad rush!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: HelmOfDismay on 2014 Jan 19, 15:38:36
Guess I'll give this a whirl  ^-^
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Akimoto873 on 2014 Jan 19, 16:06:03
Excellent. I have been looking forward to trying this.
Does this mean it's out for good, no more downtime? :)
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: McSleuthburger on 2014 Jan 19, 16:34:15
Quote from: Akimoto873 on 2014 Jan 19, 16:06:03
Excellent. I have been looking forward to trying this.
Does this mean it's out for good, no more downtime? :)


The game will be only playable from Jan 24-26th, after that the game will be closed back up and work will continue
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Pipkin on 2014 Jan 19, 19:20:34
I cant really do any of these things.......I guess i'll try for the moderators again if/when they recruit again
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: The Villager on 2014 Jan 19, 22:35:58
 What luck that on the day that I come back to this site after being gone for a while, I see this on the home page.
I am ready to be excited! :3
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Tiger on 2014 Jan 20, 03:42:54
THANK YOU for releasing the download a day early! This should go so much more smoothly.

I still won't be able to join the minute the servers open though, because school and stuff =_= ah well. I'll play when I get back home :D
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Chrisgotjar on 2014 Jan 20, 06:05:43
I thought I'd try for concept artist again but even though my art has gotten better it's still really, really lacking, especially in the building areas so I'm gonna pass this time 'round I'm afraid.

I'll definitely be floating around on the open server weekend again though.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: OpalEllen on 2014 Jan 20, 12:08:09
YES!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: alphaslime on 2014 Jan 20, 12:30:37
Too bad I am not really in a state to help you guys right now (I can just do just simple blender models and textures in gimp) Now that i have finally gotten serious about game Dev though, I should have a better skill set next time you do this.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CarinaVella on 2014 Jan 20, 16:35:42
yay! cx  <3
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Aria BIaze on 2014 Jan 20, 19:03:28
I'm so excited!  :D
Did you update the servers so that when too many ponies try to log on at the same time no one would have to keep trying to log in? That was REALLY annoying last time.  :s I spent half of my stress test time trying to log in. I loved the game, though  <3
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Midnight_Blitz on 2014 Jan 20, 19:56:43
I await more dance lines...
(http://www.mlponline.net/attachments/070620132119287945-png.14818/)
...in four days.

Wise decision to set up download early this time.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Rollin Coal on 2014 Jan 20, 22:19:30
Read the forum rules.. Public relations and server management are right up my alley. Sadly, I'm not in a position to apply at the moment. Makes me sad. D: :c >A< ono
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Blue Ink on 2014 Jan 20, 23:39:19
Quote from: lily7603 on 2014 Jan 20, 19:03:28
I'm so excited!  :D
Did you update the servers so that when too many ponies try to log on at the same time no one would have to keep trying to log in? That was REALLY annoying last time.  :s I spent half of my stress test time trying to log in. I loved the game, though  <3


We have done a lot of work on the servers and they should run WAY better now!   ^-^
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Reaper124 on 2014 Jan 21, 00:11:21
Can't wait for this to go live! Loved the last open server weekend, I'm sure this one will be just as--if not more-- awesome.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Syphor on 2014 Jan 21, 05:51:26
I can't wait for the Open-Servers, I'm going to download right at the start, then play when I get home!  Also, it's a good thing I'm not trying to get hired, takes me about 3 weeks to do a 20 second animation of my OC for Youtube lol.  But I can't wait to see who they do hire.  Keep up the good work, and cya next time!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 21, 17:41:56
3 days guys!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: FanofRainbowDash on 2014 Jan 21, 18:03:32
NOW IT'S GOING TO BE EVEN LESS OF A HASSLE THIS TIME!!!  :D  THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST STRESS TEST OF THEM ALL!! Well, unless the next one is better.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Kuro on 2014 Jan 21, 21:01:48
Eeyup.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Mirthos on 2014 Jan 21, 22:09:53
Man! I would love to sign up for the programmer! :D I actually have C# knowledge, ^-^ but only in 2d. DD: DARN! D:

Good luck finding people tho!  ^-^
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: iIsMe95 on 2014 Jan 22, 11:51:37
A little help for the new guy?  X3

So where exactly is the Game Download going to be posted?  I really want to check it out and I don't want to miss the link.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: mycarhasaMoustache on 2014 Jan 22, 12:44:01
Oh I didnt realise there is a limited number or spaces..... Oh well never mind. Ill be in bed when the servers open. Stupid time zones
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: amymist on 2014 Jan 22, 13:22:32
Haven't been on in a while, last I was on, development was at a rough spot and I didn't want to get my hopes up. Glad to see y'all pulled through though!
Half tempted to go in for the concept art team, but I'm not sure I'd be right for the job, haha.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:36:32
Oh yeah! Another open server weekend! Sure it's not quite a proper alpha yet, but it's definitely something.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 22, 13:42:31
Quote from: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:36:32
Oh yeah! Another open server weekend! Sure it's not quite a proper alpha yet, but it's definitely something.

Eyy its the nutt guy, Ive seen you around Youtube, I like your videos. Lookin forward to seeing you at the Stress test to say hi.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:46:43
Quote from: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 22, 13:42:31
Quote from: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:36:32
Oh yeah! Another open server weekend! Sure it's not quite a proper alpha yet, but it's definitely something.

Eyy its the nutt guy, Ive seen you around Youtube, I like your videos. Lookin forward to seeing you at the Stress test to say hi.

Well hi for now! I'll try seeing if I can find you in the stress test.



Quote from: iIsMe95 on 2014 Jan 22, 11:51:37
A little help for the new guy?  X3

So where exactly is the Game Download going to be posted?  I really want to check it out and I don't want to miss the link.

It should show up in the downloads page (http://legendsofequestria.com/downloads) on the main website (mane website?) when the time comes.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 22, 14:05:48
Quote from: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:46:43
Quote from: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 22, 13:42:31
Quote from: Mr Nutt on 2014 Jan 22, 13:36:32
Oh yeah! Another open server weekend! Sure it's not quite a proper alpha yet, but it's definitely something.

Eyy its the nutt guy, Ive seen you around Youtube, I like your videos. Lookin forward to seeing you at the Stress test to say hi.

Well hi for now! I'll try seeing if I can find you in the stress test.



Quote from: iIsMe95 on 2014 Jan 22, 11:51:37
A little help for the new guy?  X3

So where exactly is the Game Download going to be posted?  I really want to check it out and I don't want to miss the link.

It should show up in the downloads page (http://legendsofequestria.com/downloads) on the main website (mane website?) when the time comes.

Hmm I thought that it comes up on the main page on the news thing, That's where it was last time  o.O. Maybe they changed it this year.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CMC Scootaloo on 2014 Jan 22, 15:04:34
Thanks for the reminder!
Not that I would have needed it. :D
But still.
Are there any new quests in the game?

Hmm, the forum is already slow......
Seems it's already stormed by bronies that can't wait to play. 0:)
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: FanofRainbowDash on 2014 Jan 22, 16:06:53
Quote from: CMC Scootaloo on 2014 Jan 22, 15:04:34
Thanks for the reminder!
Not that I would have needed it. :D
But still.
Are there any new quests in the game?

Hmm, the forum is already slow......
Seems it's already stormed by bronies that can't wait to play. 0:)
Read your comment on your profile
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: videogamehunter on 2014 Jan 23, 01:57:24
Alright. It been awhile but let do this.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: cool.ruslan-dorofeev. on 2014 Jan 23, 05:11:33
 >:O >:O >:O >:O >:O >:O
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Ejobes20 on 2014 Jan 23, 19:12:40
How does someone sign up to play the game? i have it downloaded
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CarinaVella on 2014 Jan 23, 19:18:04
 ^-^ Omg! one more day! cx yay! <3

um..........whats the differences in the windows x64 and windows x86 downloads? .-.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: That_Blue_pony on 2014 Jan 23, 19:20:27
One more day
Im so excited I could explode!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Wicked_Wings on 2014 Jan 24, 03:34:04
i can't log in :( :( 
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CMC Scootaloo on 2014 Jan 24, 05:04:19
The game always crushes, when I hit the windows key in fullscreen mode.
Is there any way to avoid that?
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Splatulated on 2014 Jan 24, 06:50:25
 :P wish the beta was open for longer than 2 days also wish was an offline mode to use after the online got closed off its just soo cool to explore .-.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CMC Scootaloo on 2014 Jan 24, 06:56:15
I found a solution for the windows key problem:

You can switch back to windowed mode by pressing Alt + Enter again.
Then you can let the game running while doing other things. :D

@Splatulated:

It's open for three days (72 hours).
And maybe they will extend it with one day again, like they last year!
Not sure, but it could be.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Hawk on 2014 Jan 24, 09:45:08
Quote from: Pipkin on 2014 Jan 19, 19:20:34
I cant really do any of these things.......I guess i'll try for the moderators again if/when they recruit again


You and me both.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Equestrianman21 on 2014 Jan 24, 13:12:03
I need help! I can't log in, and I can't log in locally. WHAT'S THE MATTER?! :I
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Lightning_Wing on 2014 Jan 24, 13:27:18
I cant log in it keeps giving me an error and when I go to local login i get no server on the list.  Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: CommunistBronyFromUSSR on 2014 Jan 24, 14:14:23
Nice
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Discord94 on 2014 Jan 24, 16:06:43
I can't log in in the Game!
Any reason for this? o.O
I'd really appreciate if somepony colud have this fixed!
Greetings, Discord94
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: sammym07 on 2014 Jan 24, 18:57:37
Theres so many ppl on the servers tht its slow, so u have to try several times to log in.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Stormy on 2014 Jan 24, 21:22:07
So, does 'error: couldn't log in' mean anything other than just lots of traffic and many people trying to login? I was able to login twice so far, once late yesterday night and once early this morning (as in 2am early). Nevertheless in each case I tried many times before it worked. Since then I've tried a bit and no luck.

If anything I think these open weekends prove the server's capabilities (or maybe the server hardware?) aren't anywhere near up to the point of being able to accommodate everyone who wants to play the game.

Also, I think that the server really ought to be designed such that you can be logged in and shown the server list even if you can't get on a server right away. That would minimize the number of times the server has to handle an identical request and then refuse it (wouldn't it?). It'd probably need like 5-10 minute timeout where you get dumped off and have to relogin if you can't get onto a specific server. Ideally they'd just set some limits on server capacity so that the client could show how many people were on compared to that max number. As it is, getting dumped back to the main screen just to hit 'login' again so you can get back to the entering login details gets very annoying quickly. Not really sure why they wouldn't go with the standard mmo style (these days at least) of having the login input boxes and button on the main screen and not have to push a button just to get to them. Well, besides aesthetics maybe...
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: atomheartother on 2014 Jan 24, 22:05:01
Hi, I'm surprised to see no openings for sound designers. Is that included somewhere in there and simply not spoken of? Or are you simply not looking for sound designers at the moment?

I'm asking for two reasons, one because  it seems like LoE could do with some more work sound-wise, it still needs a bunch of sound effects, especially for enemies and environments, it has some inconsistencies in volume, especially in the music, and could also use some "Enemy aggro" music, for the Everfree Forest for example.

The second reason is because I'm a sound engineer, I study sound creation right now and also produce my own music. I have been involved in a few video games projects (Only two, admittedly) and would be interested in helping with LoE. Is it even worth it to send an application?
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: HorseLover on 2014 Jan 24, 22:22:58
I'm agreeing with everyone else, it won't let me login! It just says there was an error. I haven't actually ever tried LoE, so it's a bummer that I might not be able to play it this weekend. Can someone please fix this?
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Splatulated on 2014 Jan 25, 02:27:44
 :o I really hope the scroll bar gets fixed that thing is atrocious!

i still love the game but when trying to chat and any little freeze places the scroll bar at the top of chat .-. i hope they fix this so it stays at active chat unless the player chooses to scroll up  :P
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Tiger on 2014 Jan 25, 05:23:01
Did anyone else have a "Connection timed out" issue? Just wondering if it isn't just me.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Somebeing on 2014 Jan 25, 05:24:44
Quote from: Tiger on 2014 Jan 25, 05:23:01
Did anyone else have a "Connection timed out" issue? Just wondering if it isn't just me.


So it isn't just me then.

Servers must be down,  >A<.

Post Merge

Edit: Other servers are up. Seems Piaffe couldn't handle the dancing groove.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Toxico on 2014 Jan 25, 09:47:54
YAY!
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Héphaïstos on 2014 Jan 25, 13:43:23
I can't log in, it's just keep telling me "error: can't log in",  DD:
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: book_freakk on 2014 Jan 25, 16:39:24
Umm.. I keep trying to log on but for the past 5 minutes it only says error....?
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Brony Centamare on 2014 Jan 25, 18:04:13
So I'm trying to login and play the game and it took me maybe 20 minutes to register (catcha thing and all) and now when I click the login button on the game it doesn't do anything. It's not trying to load or anything, as if the button is broken. It doesn't say error, my computer didn't slow down, or anything like that. Does anybody know what it is and how I can solve this issue? Anything would be helpful.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Comet Trail on 2014 Jan 25, 21:06:14
I totally volunteer for public relations! Game is awesome and I'd like to help however I can. 
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Cooldice on 2014 Jan 25, 21:15:50
I press to log in b-but nothing happens ! D:
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Durin-92 on 2014 Jan 26, 15:37:21
Quote from: Brony Centamare on 2014 Jan 25, 18:04:13
So I'm trying to login and play the game and it took me maybe 20 minutes to register (catcha thing and all) and now when I click the login button on the game it doesn't do anything. It's not trying to load or anything, as if the button is broken. It doesn't say error, my computer didn't slow down, or anything like that. Does anybody know what it is and how I can solve this issue? Anything would be helpful.


I have this exact problem aswell, it's a bit annoying
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: TheZebinator on 2014 Jan 26, 15:54:01
How long is the servers going to be open, and if they are closed now/it's too late to test the game, when will you open them again?
I can't think of any other questions, so have a great day :D
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Somebeing on 2014 Jan 27, 00:46:06
UPDATE: The servers have been extended an extra 4 hours

This means that the servers will be down at 4:00 A.M. EST time.

Extra 4 hours WOO-HOO.
Title: Re: Legends of Equestria is now recruiting and REMINDERS!
Post by: Tiger on 2014 Jan 27, 01:59:00
Quote from: Somebeing on 2014 Jan 27, 00:46:06
UPDATE: The servers have been extended an extra 4 hours

This means that the servers will be down at 4:00 A.M. EST time.

Extra 4 hours WOO-HOO.

So that's 5pm in my timezone, I might be able to make it for the grand finale. Cool.