GREEN GARDEN BETA TEST

It’s here, and I’m sending out kits to those who signed up, sign-ups are FULL. Don’t IM me about your kit, I will get to you in due time. If your name was submitted you will be included. We’re sending them out in batches. So bear with me 😀

The details:

I know you’re asking “Why just one plant?” well we know our breeding system works, it currently functions on all our pets, what we are testing here is watering plants from the plant and the compost bin, and the functionality of the round planter. We’re also testing our Traits page to ensure things that are recessive genes in some of the plants are not shown to the public.

Point Values: Weeding 2 points per weed Object that you click.

Watering: 1 point per plant per day for watering.

What do beta testers get out of this?

A round planter that if it needs updating will update via the servers, and points. Points for watering their plants and weeding their planters. They will also get to keep their red rose as long as things look to progress well on the back side for point acquisition. This is a huge step in getting us ready for release! I’m so excited that if this goes well we’re looking at the 1st or second week in July for a full-blown release. So keep up the good work beta testers!

What is going to keep them from getting ahead of the people who can only get it at release?

We struggled with this question. I’m going to be absolutely honest. The main thing that’s happened in the past is the beta testers got a GENERATIONAL JUMP ahead of everyone. With Green Garden, we didn’t want that. So Beta testers have a plant that will be ready to breed at release but all beta plants are MALE. So there will be no generation 2 plants on day one. Beta testers will still have to age up a female plant to get it ready to breed with their males.

This keeps EVERYTHING as even as possible. They get some Compost points for their work and the planter and a plant that will not make as many babies as the release plants because they’ll still have to wait 5 days after release to breed them. I hope this was a solution to accommodate everyone.

Feel free to IM me in-world with your feedback.

Thanks

Sebastien

Green Garden and Beta Testing

I think I have developed a way to do a MILD beta test. I wanted your opinion on it. Let you think about it, get some feedback, and we can go from there.

I think I’ll give everyone a single Green Garden plant. One compost bin and a round planter. This way, you can play with Connecting and Disconnecting a plant. You can work on watering and how that works, and I can get a little feedback on how you “SEE” it working in order to make better choices.

That should help me write better help text and see what breeders like and don’t like about it. No one is BREEDING way in advance of others (because we will not be putting SEEDS out there), but they get some compost points out of it for playing with a plant and how it works and watching it grow. So thoughts? Breeding isn’t changing from how it works with other pets. Click mom click dad select BREED near an empty object so there’s no need to test this bit, we know it WORKS.

Please feel free to send feedback in-world to Streex Foxtrot Via notecard.

Updates: June 3rd

Hey all! So glad you’re with us! We have a few updates to share

PETS:

Summer Solstice LE drops: Run June 7th-21st. We will be adjusting that end date as we watch how the drops function in the new breeding system. We’ll try to ensure they are dropping regularly throughout the day for the duration of the drop. If we note it does not drop in the first day we will extend the drop window to accommodate full drop days 😀

GREEN GARDEN:

You may see things around the Green Garden area coming together. We’re VERY close to release, but I’m not exactly sure how close.

We are currently working on a rollout of the system that will tell you when your compost bin will need to be updated and deliver you a new one. Gardens with the “WEED” function will also be getting similar updaters should we need to push out an update to planters. That’s a big step from the past. If it works as intended we may roll out new home objects across the board that can be updated in a similar fashion.

(NOTE: multi-plant planters without the WEED option [Window boxes, and wall planters] will not get the option for updates as those should not require it after release)

We are also working on adjustments to pet scripts and Potions to reflect these products as PLANTS not PETS. We didn’t want any conflict with PlantPets or cause any confusion to the customer.

We added items to the MULIT-PLANT gardens for holiday events because plants will not have LE “drops” they aren’t the same as our pets. Normally gardens will sprout weeds. During holidays and events, gardens can sprout things like Candy Corn, Chocolate Candy, a Fall leaf, Snowflake, or Spring Eggs.

It’s very exciting! I know we’re all ready, but I am going to make sure we are GOOD TO GO before we roll out. we don’t need ANY trouble at release so we’re gonna nip a lot of stuff in the bud before it gets serious.

MARKETPLACE UPDATES:

I have relaxed the rule a little about how many stalls you can rent. I have expanded it to five, you can rent up to five stalls, the only limit on TYPE is PADDOCKS, they will remain limited to 1 per avatar.

Flower Shops:

I have added Flower shops into the new marketplace expansion area. Customers who rent these can place flowers or any other breedable inside. (preferably not large horses or donkeys please) Customers CAN use the front wood area for product as long as they do not COVER the rental box or encroach on another person’s shop.

GROUPS:

FOXTROT BREEABLES ADVERTISING CLUB: I have not been stringent on these in the past, but I will be going forward. IGNORANCE OF OUR RULES IS NO EXCUSE. Any avatar suspected (if we get this wrong message me) of being a BOT will be removed. we wanted this to be ORGANIC sales.

FOXTROT BREEDABLES OFFICIAL GROUP: Any posts “LOOKING FOR” may be posted in the regular Official Foxtrot Chat. Please message them privately to make sales.

I think that’s it for now, if you have questions send me a message in world and we’ll get to it!