Bug Fix Log 2020
When developing a game, you often come across things that don’t quite work like they should or look like they are supposed to. We’re always working hard trying to solve these so-called bugs, and every month we share some of the many flaws we’ve corrected.
March Bug fixes★ After our grand Quest Dependency Revamp, hundreds of quests were affected in some way - either by getting the updated versions of the Soul Riders inserted, or by being moved around to fit better in the storyline of Jorvik. Thank you for continuing to make us aware of bugs which may arise due to all the changes - we’re still at it working hard to make sure everything works as it should again! If you find anything wonky with a quest, don’t hesitate to reach out so we can investigate as soon as possible!
★ This past month we have been updating some of our horses to newer file formats to prepare them for the addition of upcoming, new tack models. With great changes come great bugs - in the best way possible, judging by your reactions to our poor Brinicle! The Floe Unicorn was a victim of a bug that warped its body into weird shapes, and after a day of hilarious social media content arising from many of you, we released a hotfix to restore peace to the island of Jorvik.
★ The updated file formats mentioned above also affected some other horses, and we’ve pushed several fixes for them. If you do find anything that looks out of the ordinary, make sure to tell us so we can run our investigations!
★ While not mentioned in any weekly update posts, we’re continuing to tweak the Soul Riding! Keep checking back - we’re updating assets and gameplay as we see more of your feedback rolling in!
February Bug Fixes★ The New Hillcrest race has had some issues with tide water sweeping in, making it a bit too difficult to cross some parts of the race. Thanks to a delivery from the Firgrove sandpit, this issue is now solved and it will be easier to finish the race!
★ Isn’t it nice sitting by a campfire, letting it warm your back…wait, back? Oops, it seems like we accidentally placed one of the log benches by a new Firgrove campfire so you couldn’t face your friends. We did not mean to. We swear. Please come back and sit on the newly replaced log again.
★ Shine bright like an Akhal-Teke! We had a bug with the shiny coat shader on the horse, which gave its tack items weird colors. The bug is fixed, which means that the horse shines and the tack does not.
★ BAAAAH! Well, that’s what the sheep of Jorvik said when we asked what they think of their new look. They went to the hairdresser and got a new texture on their lovely coats, and some of them also got some new colors! Fancy!
★ Itsy bitsy spiders, never will you find them where you’d expect! We’ve corrected a spider placement in Firgrove so you can click on it after it tried to enter the mountain and unfortunately got stuck.
★ One of the NPC’s around Dundull tried her skills at some vaulting, but she only managed to get stuck with her head…inside…her horse… Yuck. She’s very grateful for your concerned reports now when she’s back to normal again!
★ Ghostly things were going on in Firgrove after the latest terrain update of the area - Mrs Hill, who you have to talk to in order to complete a few quests, disappeared when we accidentally placed a new mountain right on top of her. Luckily, getting a mountain dropped on your head isn’t a big matter when you’re already dead and haunting Jorvik as a ghost, so all we had to do was to lure her out and now she’s back in the open again.
January Bug Fixes★ Oh no, what happened to our poor Connemara? Maybe it partied too hard during our winter celebrations because when we returned in early January its legs flipped and flopped in several gaits. We sent all the Connemaras of Jorvik to a vet check and they’re now back to normal.
★ We’ve tweaked the interface in the Global Store and all shops that use similar interfaces to make sure that the “owned” icon doesn’t overlap with the text that marks new items.
★ During the winter we noticed that the icons for your magical horses loaded slower than usual when you opened up your horse sorting menu in your Home Stable. Fixed!
★ Token the traveling dragon hasn’t yet grown up to be Token the flying dragon, but after our latest update of Fort Pinta he did hover above the ground for some photos. We tweaked his position a bit, so now you wont find any mysteriously airborne dragon plushies around anymore.
★ In the new Mayor Peanut race, you’ll run into some sheep. Unfortunately, we ran into an issue where the sheep popped up out of nowhere and stuck halfway into the ground, which was difficult to solve since our developers fell asleep when they tried to count the amount of sheep they had to fix… Luckily, they figured it all out in the end and got a good nap while at it!