'Tis The Season To Be... Playing Legends of Equestria's Winter 2022 Update!
Hey again, everypony! Seasonal greetings to you all, as temperatures begin to plummet across Equestria! Snow is blanketing the landscape, and everypony's getting into the holiday spirit... that can only mean one thing: it's time for Legends of Equestria's Winter 2022 update! v2022.05.01 is now available for download, from our website, from the launcher, and from your mobile app store!
As per usual, the full details of what's included in this release can be found in our changelog; here's a few of our personal highlights to give you an idea of what's in store for you this winter, though!
Starting with perhaps the most obvious thing: winter is here in Equestria, and that means the usual seasonal changes! Snow blankets some of the towns, and festive cheer can be found across the land - and once again, if you haven't already, you can earn the seasonal costume for this time of year through Ensemble's usual quest - though a new tail component is now available, even to those who have already completed the quest! Just visit him in the Crystal Kingdom to get yours.
That isn't the only big thing you'll notice this time around, though! We've been reworking how movement works, and have created a new Stamina system for sprinting and flying. Now, rather than draining the energy you use for other abilities, the stamina bar will be depleted! The clip above should give you a clearer idea of how it works. You can change how stamina appears in the game settings (not on mobile, unfortunately, due to screen size constraints); hopefully this separation will improve the gameplay for everypony!
Given that this is a new system and a fairly big change, though, you can expect plenty of tweaking in future updates, as we correct the balance, adapt to how things work in practise, and take on board your feedback!
Another fun mechanic to play with: snowballs! We've been improving the game's physics and collision, and this serves as a good example of the kinds of things we're hoping to add in the future - but also, as I said, it's a lot of fun! Try launching them using Seismic Buck! These are currently available in the Heartlands.
Some enemies have also received a special holiday gift: new skills! Diamond Dogs can bombard you with gems, Frost Dragons will launch waves of ice, and watch out for the Lantern Monster's supernova blast!
Our community's artistic skill continues to impress and honor us, and we're proud to be able to feature two more pieces as menu themes; big thanks to RandomTeeHee and WishfulDorian for their submissions!
That's far from everything, of course! New winter-themed clothing is available, a hotkey for booping has been added (finally!), some GUI elements have been reinvigorated (particularly the in-game bank), and there's a whole lot more to find that has been changed, added, or fixed. Remember, you can always take a look at our changelog for the full details!
If you're playing using our Windows launcher, your files should update automatically; other platforms may need to visit our downloads page to get hold of the latest game files. If you're playing on mobile, you may need to visit your app store to prompt the update!
That's everything for this update! We hope you enjoy your time in Equestria, and are looking forward to everything the new year will bring; we're certainly excited to see what more we can bring to this little horse world of ours, and we can't wait to share it all with you! See you there!