Bug Fix Log 2021
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.
February Bug Fixes★ Poor Starshine! His hind legs looked a little wobbly when galloping. We sent him for a vet check and now he is feeling in tip-shop shape and ready to race again!
★ Avert your eyes! All the flags in the game turned a garish shade of bright pink. We sent someone to paint over those immediately so your eyes can rest easy.
★ Heidrun certainly seemed to be in a Valentine’s mood. A pink bow appeared inexplicably on its tail. We think Heidrun looked pretty cute, but Valentine’s Day has passed and the mysterious bow has disappeared.
★ If you sat down to relax in Fort Pinta Café, you might have gotten a lovely view of the inside of a wall. We rearranged the tables a bit so you have a much nicer view of the fountain.
★ We noticed it could be hard to see how many items you already owned when browsing shop items. We changed the font and made it easier to see so you don’t buy too many carrots for your horse—not that your horses would be complaining!
January Bug Fixes★ Am I seeing double? If you helped Maya lead her horse back to the stable, you might have returned to find the exact same horse already in the stable?! The imposter horse has been removed and put in another stable to avoid any mixups.
★ The hot air balloon transport by the Icengate became frozen and stuck to the ground. You may have noticed when it couldn’t take flight. We sent someone in to de-ice and it is once again, ready for liftoff!
★ A newly hatched owl was having trouble adjusting to life in the nest and was warping into all sorts of strange shapes. Now it has settled in nicely and is back to being its cute, little self.
★ Heidrun’s mane was looking a little funky. We think it spent too much time amongst the windy mountaintops of Jorvik. We treated Heidrun to a salon visit and now the mane is back to looking fabulous!
★ Things are not always what they appear in Pandoria, and sometimes things just don’t appear at all. If you entered the tunnel to Pandoria from the Mirror Marshes, suddenly, there was no option to return. Now the portal back to the Mirror Marshes has reappeared.
★ The rules of physics and logic don’t make much sense in Pandoria, causing players to get into some tricky situations. If you tried to play the quest, "Anne at last", you might not have been able to accept it, causing you to get stuck in the mysterious realm. Pandoria really seems to enjoy your company! But it couldn’t hang onto you forever. You can now accept and complete the quest, arriving safely back to Jorvik after.
December Bug Fixes★ Some of the sheep in Firgrove were feeling a bit rebellious and couldn’t decide if they wanted to be white sheep or black sheep. They changed to both colors when you marked them in Andy’s quest. Now the sheep have decided they would rather not stand out from the crowd. They will stay white when you mark them.
★ Some more sheep were feeling funky. Was there something in the water? The sheep at The Unfortunate Dews' Farm were disappearing into the rocks. We tweaked the rocks so they can no longer hide timid sheep.
★ Uh oh! Some of you spent more time in Pandoria than expected. The portal back to Jorvik became invisible and was very difficult to find. We couldn’t have you suffering from the realm’s mysterious effects! We fixed the portal so you can get in and out as quickly as you please.
★ The stable portrait of the American Paint Horse was looking a little strange. The painter must have favored abstract art. We hired a new painter to make a more realistic portrait! Now it looks more dignified.
★ Enitan is usually a dedicated Jorvik Ranger, but he had an off day. He overslept and had to get on his ranger clothes in a hurry! He must have still been groggy when he put on two pairs of shoes! Alonso managed to warn him before too many people noticed.