Hey again, everypony! It's been a little while since we last spoke, huh? Well, at least I'm bringing some big news to you: our long-awaited summer update (version 2019.02.01) is now available from our downloads page
For the first time ever, the Equestrian railroads now reach all the way to the distant outposts of Applewood and Dodge Junction, deep in the Equestrian Frontier. This brings whole new areas to explore, and so much additional content that you can barely swing a rattler without hitting something new! Not that I'd recommend swinging any kind of snake, obviously.
The Frontier is a large, barren landscape, but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to explore in this new environment. Be careful! Getting lost is easy, and you never know where you might find cliffs, caverns, or dangerous creatures. The west is still very wild!
We've also had our landscaping team hard at work, and they've brought you a new park on the outskirts of Ponydale; reports are also coming in of hidden caverns deep beneath the Crystal Kingdom.
On top of new locations, we've also added and updated a bunch of items, such as the new textures on Harmonious and Elementium armor! Astound your friends and foes alike with your sparkling new gear.
Climbing and jumping boots are now available as a reward for ponies who can brave the intimidating critters of the Bramble Woods. As the fashionable footwear's names suggest, they'll help enhance your abilities to jump higher, or climb the steepest of hills.
Let's also not forget that this seasonal update brings with it our yearly event, the Festival of Lights! Now's your chance to celebrate the glow of friendship that brings all the creatures of Equestria together, and help to craft the unique lantern or torch for the event. To help commemorate the occasion, the finest alchemists of the Crystal Kingdom have worked diligently to create exciting new fireworks for everypony to enjoy!
On top of all that, we've reached our second year of being fully accessible 24/7 (barring the occasional server oopsie, of course)! So in celebration of our anniversary, you can expect a scrumptious new hat celebrating two years of pastel ponies!
As always, this isn't everything we've added or changed over the past few months; if you want to check out the numerous quest and bug fixes, you can find all the details in the changelog
We've still got plenty more wonderful things planned ahead, and we're already working on the next batch of additions to the world this team loves so much. In the meantime, have fun exploring the new reaches of Equestria!