Changelog for October 2021

Some Changelog Info!

To better protect our admin team and members alike, the Coordinators have decided to implement a Changelog to better record our corrections and discussions so admins may link directly to this to show members that things have been fixed and discussed! 

The Changelog will update every Friday as that is when they is most available to make changes and answer group notes. That is also the day that we check the Suggestion Box on the website!

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How Can I Make a Suggestion/ Update Request?

There are currently Three Ways to make a suggestion for group betterment or to show a correction that needs to be made. They are listed in order of EFFICIENCY. The fastest way to contact the team is listed first.

  • NOTE THE GROUP – The Group is not leaving DeviantART at this time and this is the best way for us to keep tabs on member suggestions and edits. If you post a Question in the Discord Chat you may be asked to send that question in to the group so it may be reviewed. It’s conclusion will be posted here and you will be tagged with a link to the changelog at that time.
  • LEAVE A WEBSITE SUGGESTION – The Website Suggestion Box is anonymous to members and will be kept that way. You will not receive a tag telling you that the suggestion/ change has been made. 
  • LEAVE A DISCORD QUESTION OR SUGGESTION – You may ask a group related question in the #Questions channel on Discord, or leave a suggestion in the #Suggestion-Box channel. PLEASE NOTE: We have a “Don’t Block The Box” policy in the Discord Chat and most times, the suggestions will be left with no answer. Discussion is discouraged in that channel; please move discussion to the General Chat areas. Suggestions made on Discord are not anonymous and you will be tagged with a link to the changelog when they have been resolved.

October 2021 Changes

Friday Oct 1st

  • Changelog records started for the new month.
    • Posts made by Coordinator Bay will have a [B] after them.
    • Posts made by Coordinator Fade will have a [F] after them.
  • New Items and a Companion added [B]
    • Slightly Opened Candy, Book of Shadows, Cracked Pumpkin Basket, Puck O’ Lantern
    • Caladrius Companion
  • Newsletter and Ballatober posted. [B]

Friday Oct 15th

  • Suggestion for how to oranize our plaques offsite. [B]
    • We are closely working hand in hand with a coder to make our plaques easily readable. We are thankful for the suggestions we get so we understand what others look for and want to see.
  • Added links to items that were missing them in the Shop [B]
  • Suggestion for Highlord’s Wish to allow type changes but sterilize the Ballator. [B]
    • “maybe a highlord/lowlord wish that can change a ballator’s type, but makes them sterile? 👀” — The Edgiest of Grandpas#4639 (Discord) | X 
    • At this time we do not think we will be implementing anything like this. There’s still a chance that this could cause confusion for  information on any previous offspring and the future grandoffspring. 
  • Suggestions for the Tournament to equalize the playing field. [B]
    • “When tournaments start back making it so the max Stat count for just tournaments is only the 1,800 or 2,500 to even the grounds between some players since some horses are started to high hell and back?” — BeastsGraveYard#5503 (Discord) | X
    • “Adding to that, the stats of said horses could be cut off/not counted after that point so they are still able to compete just to even the field”
      — Flinty#5677 (Discord) | X
    • We are glad to here that people are thinking about the Tournament and the implications of the higher stat Ballators. The team has been slowly working away at this problem ourselves and we currently are exploring several routes that should be fair for everyone.
    • The trouble with stat cutoffs are that we would need to not only look at the total stats, but also the stat rubric. This could get messy in figuring out how to cut off others especially since a lot of high stat Ballators get confirmed way above 1800 stats. Asking owners to make a stat rubric limited at 1800 total based off of their current stats, could make a Ballator who is still unweighted fairly. It’s these things that we have to think about and find the right balance for, but this could definitely be part of the right solution.
  • Added links to Hannibal and Ares’ pages on Notable Locations page. [B]

Friday Oct 22nd

  • Mutation pages moved to the website. [B]
    • The following were added: Albino, Archetain, Arctos, Aves, and Calva
    • Slowly going through mutations and adding them to the website. As they are being added, any problems found are being addressed.