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On July 5, Legends of Equestria suffered a cyberattack that compromised a key database in our system, and allowed the attacker to access records such as usernames, email addresses, and password hashes for all accounts registered with us.

From what we’ve been able to gather, it does not appear that the attacker’s aim was to collect personal information from the accounts of all players. Instead, members of our team were specifically targeted, in order to use their information to attempt to gain access to game project files.

Although at this stage we do not believe that gathering general user information from our audience was the attacker’s aim, the fact remains that this information was available to them. Sensitive data was protected (e.g. salted and hashed), but simpler information, such as passwords containing no mixed symbols and common words/phrases, could have been brute-forced. This means that the attacker would potentially be able to access any account using that same email and password combination on any other website or service.

For this reason, we once again strongly recommend that anyone who has ever created a Legends of Equestria account — to post on our forum, or to play the game during one of our open events — immediately changes their passwords on any website or service that may have had the same password as the one they used with LoE.

We are continuing to investigate this issue, and are taking the necessary precautions to prevent anything like this happening again. Because of these efforts, we do not anticipate having our forum available for public use again until the end of July, to ensure that we can maintain the safety of everyone in the future.

We do not yet know whether this attack will delay development of the game past our intended Open Access Release date of August 19; we are still working hard on the project, but have lost valuable development time because of this attack. As soon as we have a better idea of whether this will cause us to push back that release date, we will let everyone know.

We can only apologise for this security breach, and promise you all that we are working hard and taking all necessary steps to prevent anything like this from happening again. We are still committed to bringing you the best possible experience of the world of Equestria that we’ve built, and we hope that you will be patient and understanding as we deal with this issue.

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Welcome to Legends of Equestria, a free-to-play MMORPG, scheduled for Open Access Release on August 19, 2017!

Our in-development game is full of adventures, magic, and small horses. You will be able to fly, dance, play with pets, and more with friends or by yourself. There's even a whole community of friends over at our forums!

We are an ongoing project! We are always looking for talented new volunteers to help us out. If you feel like you're ready, feel free to send us your application.

Currently Hiring:
3D Modelers
Character Animators
Designers:
 -Level Designers
 -VFX Artists
 -Systems Designers
Implementers
 -Script Implementers
 -Unity Implementers
2D Artists

Descriptions of the above jobs, and additional hiring information and recruitment status can be read here.

These departments are currently not hiring: Public Relations, Music, Audio, Programming, Writing, Concept Art, Web Development, Human Resources, Moderation, and Voice Acting.

News

Writing Applications Now Closed

Oct 22
Hello, everyone!

We are now looking for writers and editors to join the Legends of Equestria team! If you have a passion for writing, are interested in game development, or just want to use your talents to help the game along, please feel free to send us an email!

Update: Writing applications are now closed! Thanks to all of you who applied!

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Reminder: BronyCAN & BUCK Panels

Aug 23
Hello, everyone!
This is just a reminder that the Legends of Equestria team are hosting panels at BronyCAN AND BUCK this weekend!

Our BronyCAN panel takes place on Saturday, August 23rd at 12:15pm PDT and our BUCK panel takes place on Sunday, August 24th at 09:00am GMT.

If you're at either convention feel free to drop in!

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Legends of Equestria Servers Now Closed!

Aug 11
Hello, everyone!
The Legends of Equestria servers are closed!

Thanks for an awesome weekend, we hope you enjoyed your time with our game!

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Legends of Equestria is Now Recruiting!

Aug 06
EDIT: This list is out-of-date! Our latest hiring information can be found here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=16286

Hello, everyone! Once again we're looking for new talent to join the Legends of Equestria team!

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, Level Designers, Script Implementers, VFX Artists, 2D Artists, 3D Character Animators, Human Resources, and Programmers [last updated September 21th, 2016]. 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 pony-related fan art.

Script Implementers
Script Implementers are responsible for transitioning written content into technical scripts readable by the servers, placing NPC's and mobs, and adding items. Applicants for this position should have a basic understanding of scripting or coding logic and an ability to debug errors. Potential implementers should be able to devote several hours each week to game work. If interested, please send applications to [email protected].

3D Character Animators
Applicants must be skilled in using Maya to create 3D character animations focusing heavily on quadrupeds.  Plus a willingness to learn.
In your application, please include how much time you are able to volunteer, your age, as well as links to examples of your work. Email attachments will not be accepted. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 examples including a walk cycle.
If you're interested, please follow the guidelines above and send your application to [email protected]

Design:
-Level Designer (a main focus right now!)
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.

-VFX Artists (another crucial role we're looking to fill right now!)
VFX artists will primarily be in charge of creating and implementing spritesheet animations to be used for various player abilities and ambient world effects. This role will require a blending of traditional toon styled art creation and design with technical implementation in Unity (Shuriken knowledge is a HUGE plus!). If you enjoy creating particle based effects to add an extra kick of visual stimulation, this position is for you! Please email [email protected] with links to examples of your work.

2D Artists
To apply for the 2D team, please email [email protected] with a link to an online portfolio containing examples of your work.

Your portfolio should include:

- One or more textured models and texture sheets that you have created AND/OR your best environmental or architectural artwork.
- 3-5 Pieces of additional artwork that display good use of color, an ability to mimmick the art style of FiM, and good design sense.
- Any addtional works that you wish to include.

Art should be close to or of similar quality to the following works:

Textures and textured models:

http://i.imgur.com/wnaDU9t.png
http://i.imgur.com/dEbzLoK.png
http://i.imgur.com/Y4DWrvf.png

Architecture and environments:

http://i.imgur.com/kPkqqwk.png
http://i.imgur.com/D3cilk7.png
http://i.imgur.com/G17VywQ.png

Other Works:

http://i.imgur.com/xITE8kB.png
http://i.imgur.com/QYNN80s.png

The 2D team lead would like to see plenty of examples of environmental art or textured 3D art, moreso than 2D character work or fan art. Applicants must understand the basics of color theory, be able to mimic the art style of the environments and buildings Legends of Equestria, and be able to create vector graphics. Please state how much time you are able to devote to Legends of Equestria, and remember that you will be expected to complete at least one texture per week. Access to programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Flash is not necessary but would be very beneficial.

Human Resources
Legends of Equestria is looking for Human Resources specialists to be the glue of our game development process and help keep operations running smoothly and cleanly! If you are interested in becoming a part of our team and have skills in note-taking and maintaining updates, organization and databasing, and good communication skills all around, please contact [email protected] for further information on the application process.

Applicants for Human Resources must be at least 18 of years of age.

Programming
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].

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Reminder: LoE Panel at BronyCon (August 1-3) & Open Server Weekend (August 8-10)

Jul 31
Hello, everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that we're hosting a panel at BronyCon 2014! You can find us in the Hall of the Moon from 10:30pm-11:30pm on Friday, August 1st. If you'd like to know more about BronyCon or any of the other conventions we're attending you can find our convention roundup here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=12178.0

We're also holding another Open Sever Weekend shortly after BronyCon! From August 8th-10th the game will be available to  play. You can learn more about our Open Server Weekend here: http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?topic=11989.0

Note that the open server takes place AFTER BronyCon. The game will not be available to play during the convention.

Here's what you'll need to get started!

Forum Account
If you haven't already got one, you can make a forum account at http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=register
A forum account is REQUIRED to login and play on the Legends of Equestria servers.

System Requirements
To run our game, you'll need to make sure you have the following:
  • 2 GB ram
  • Dual core processor, somewhere near 2 GHz. A single core processor works, but is not recommended
  • An okay graphics card. If the computer is made after 2007, you'll be fine. The bare minimum would probably be 128 MB vram, DirectX9.0c/OpenGL2.0
  • 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space
  • OS: Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux

Downloading the Game

The game will be made available for download a day or two before the servers open. There will be a forum post with further details when the game is made available.

You must have the newest game version downloaded in order to get all our brand new features! If you have an older game version from a previous open server weekend, it will not work!

Please remember, the servers will only be open from August 8th-10th. You will only be able to login or play while the servers are open.

You will also be able to find these downloads on our downloads page, http://www.legendsofequestria.com/downloads

Commands
/listfriendsLists all your friends./logoutLogs out of the game.
/playersLists all the players in the room./helpLists all the commands.
/report <player name>Lets you report a player to the moderators. You can also click on a pony to report them./playervisible <true/false>Toggles your player invisible for you only, everyone else can still see you.
/cinemacamera <true/false>Your player will disappear and the camera turns into a camera-fly mode./removeitem <inventoryslot>Removes a game item according to the inventory slot it is in. Starts at 0.
/standMakes your pony stand./sitMakes your pony sit.
/danceMakes your pony dance./unwearallRemoves all items from your pony.
/facehoofMakes your pony facehoof./inventoryOpens your inventory.

Getting to Cloudopolis
In order to get to Cloudopolis, you must travel via the airship in Cantermore!

If you're in Cantermore, travel up the cliff to the airship port and board your way onto the airship.

If you're starting in Ponydale, you must first go to the train station and travel to Cantermore, and then go to the airship port.

Getting to Cantermore
In order to get to Cantermore, you must travel via train from Ponydale or via airship from Cloudopolis!

If you're in Ponydale, you must travel via train. The train station is just past Sugarcane Corner.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport located high up and to the right of the main cloud.

Getting to Ponydale
If you'd like to visit the quaint little town of Ponydale, you must go by train from Cantermore.

If you're in Cloudopolis, go to the airport and get to Cantermore.

Once you're in Cantermore, simply go to the train station by by Astral Charm.

Questing
Plenty of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) need help with their tasks! Some give out special prizes if you lend them a helping hoof!

Go up to any NPC, right click, and select "Talk." NPCs have a "..." over their name.

Listen to what they have to say, and be sure to follow their instructions in order to move on in the quest.

At the end, you might get a reward for your kindness!

Battling
Watch out when going to the Evershade Forest! It's home to some scary monsters!

In order to defend yourself against the creatures you'll encounter, try using your special combat abilities!

Earth Ponies have Seismic Buck and Rough Terrain, Unicorns have Rainbow Fields and Magical Arrow, and Pegasi have Dual Cyclone and Gale! All three races have Ground Pound.

When ready, select a creature, a target reticule should appear. Attack the mob by getting in their range and selecting your skill.

When the enemy's health gets to zero, they'll faint! Don't worry though, I'm sure they can just walk it off.

Parties
If you want to form a party with other players, you can right-click them and add them to your party!

Parties are useful for going out and exploring. You never know when you might run into monsters, and there is always safety in numbers!

Trading
Do you have an interesting item that you'd like to give to a friend? Well, you can trade them!

Simply right click on your friend and hit "Trade." The other pony needs to accept your trade for it to continue.

Once accepted, you'll see a screen. Left click and add the item to the trading menu.

When both players are satisfied with the trade, they both must hit "Ready." When both players hit "Ready," a "Done" button will appear. Once both players hit the "Done" button, the trade will be completed.

Stuck Somewhere?
Have no fear! No need to call the moderators! Simply type /stuck or unstuck me and you will be moved to the starting point of the map. (This will not work if you are in combat.)

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