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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

Legends of Equestria Attending BronyDays!

Sep 12
Legends of Equestria will be attending the European convention BronyDays, which takes place from October 26th to 27th. There will be a one-hour Q&A where our team members will discuss and show off the game! As a bonus, our 3D modelers will appear on an additional panel afterwards to talk about 3D modelling.

The team members who will be attending BronyDays in Paris, France, are the 3D Modelers SteveLynx and HaponyHanzo. They will be discussing the game as well as well as showing off their skills on a 3D modelling panel! For more information about BronyDays feel free to visit their website at http://www.bronydays.org/en/.

For any of you attending BronyDays, be sure to say hello to our very skilled 3D modelers and enjoy the convention!

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Character Creator Now Available!

Aug 03
Hello Everyone!

If you take a look over at our media page, you'll see that we've released our character creator! The character creator is also in alpha, and we'll be adding more manes and tails to it as we develop the game!

Please note:
The character creator works on most browsers, however, if you do not have the Unity plug-in it should be linked from the page, or you can find it here
The Unity plug-in does not work with Linux, therefore the character creator will not be available to those with Linux at this time.
Saving is only for the current session. If you close the page, you will lose your work. This will change in the future.

If you want to see the character creator in fullscreen, right click the plug-in and select fullscreen!

You can check it out here!

The Character Creator has been updated! Your characters are now saved when you exit the app and you can export your characters' PonyCodes to share them with your friends!

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Legends of Equestria attending GalaCon and BUCK!

Jul 30

Legends of Equestria will be attending the European conventions GalaCon and BUCK! In addition to presenting panels, we'll be giving convention attendees an opportunity to play the game in its current pre-alpha state. Convention-specific quests within the game will be available to those who attend. Stop by if you feel like playing Legends of Equestria!

The team members who will be attending GalaCon in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on August 3rd through 4th, will be SteveLynx (3D Modeler) and Antler (programmer). For more information about GalaCon feel free to visit their website at http://www.galacon.eu/
 
The team members who will be attending BUCK in Manchester, UK, on August 23rd through 25th, will be Alistair Westwood (Writer), Pa Hsia (Concept Artist), and Daniel McCouid-Carr (Concept Artist). For more information about BUCK, feel free to visit their website at http://www.buckcon.org/

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Evolution of the Pony Model

Jul 20
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great time with the open server weekend!
I'm sure you all saw our beautiful new pony models. The 3D modeler responsible for these models has always been SteveLynx. He told me that he followed these 6 simple steps to create the models:

Quote from: SteveLynx
  • Checking pics from the show for reference
  • Trying to match those with the view-angles of different reference-pics
  • Trying to copy those in 3D
  • Checking with the team
  • Applying wished changes
  • Repeat step 4-5 until step 4 doesn't have anything negative to report anymore.

Let's look at the development of the pony models so far. First, here's the front part of the pony!


As the model evolves, the face becomes more and more rounded and ears begin to perk up more. The muzzle also becomes more well-defined with the newer versions. SteveLynx's work on the muzzle and the ears can be seen much more clearly in profile view.


We also notice that the shape of the body has changed. The first 3 models have a very arched back and the fourth doesn't arch at all. The most recent model comes with a nice balance between the two! 

Lastly, let's look at a 3/4 view. Here we can see the development of the head itself. The first few models have a very large, flat forehead and as the models progress we see that the head becomes more rounded. 


Quote from: SteveLynx
The most difficult part of the pony was the head, since there's no real connection between side- and front-view and since the ponies are shadeless there's not even fake-3d you could use as reference

SteveLynx has done some amazing work on these models, and he deserves loads of praise. He plans to continue his 3D modeling work with Legends of Equestria and aspires to one day make a perfect 3D pony model that can be used by everyone. If you ever see SteveLynx on the forums, don't forget to tell him that he's awesome!


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Writing Auditions Round Two Begin Now!

Jul 11
Thank you to all of our writers who applied to help make Legends of Equestria a reality!

We're moving into the second round of writing auditions right now, so make sure to check your inbox if you've applied. This also means that we won't be taking submissions for the writing team from any new applicants as of today, but the other departments listed in the hiring announcement are still seeking help, so be sure to let them know if you think you've got what it takes.

Congratulations to our finalists, and good luck in the second round!

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