In the Booshies official blog, the team announced upcoming expansions and changes that will effect the way the game plays. We’ve already seen a few tweaks concerning egg laying chances and crafting. Here’s a quick breakdown of the information.
Decreased Egg Production Chances
A recent change fixed a bug and decreased the chances of two Booshies to lay eggs.
Similar to the above issue, we have recently reduced the chances that each valid Breeding Pair have to generate an Egg at any given time. This reduction has put them to their INTENDED values. This can of course cause eggs to take longer to generate, but like many of our mechanics is entirely random. This has been a massive oversight on our part, as many have questioned why the breeding chances were suddenly ‘reduced’, and as the game continues to expand changing such values this late causes a lot of friction for our existing players. Please understand that each pair -will- still create an egg, it just may not be instantaneous as it previously was.
Decreased Materials for Fertilizer
The number of Booshie droppings to create fertilizer has been reduced from 30 to 15.
Pet Starvation Bug
Booshies are supposed to run away after a certain point of starvation. They haven’t been. This will be fixed.
Recently we have realised that the countdown timers were not decreasing properly (a hold-over from the Booshies Beta), enabling Booshies to be effectively not need food other than for breeding purposes. Soon we will be enabling this properly.
Trading Listing Fees Change
Trading will be moving to a percentage based fee.
We are moving to a (cheaper) percent based fee rather than flat levels. In doing this there will be nothing to gain from listing trades in smaller amounts, and will hopefully prevent the need to strategically price items based on the listing fee. This amount will be LOWER than the current listing fees for most low-to-medium priced items, though as you increase in cost it will slowly rise.
Trades will expire after a certain amount of time.
Now that we have the in-game mail system up and running, we have a way to allow for trades to expire after a given amount of time. Expired trades will have the items sent back to you via mail.
Dusk and Dawn
Our first mini expansion, scheduled to be released in the latter half of January, centers upon the theme of Light and Darkness. The web-based HUD will be overtaken nightly with shadow as we introduce a Night and Day cycle to the Booshies HUD – at Night you will find new NPCs, new Quests and new Items that are just too sensitive to be seen in the daytime. Hunt down new plants, recipes and exotic materials to further your crafting careers, and discover new pets to add to your home.
Combat. This single word we hope will change the face of Booshies, as this is our first MAJOR expansion, and will finally add pet vs pet combat into Booshies. There is a LOT of content in this one and much of it is still under wraps for now. But we can reveal a few of major components that this update will bring.
- Player vs Player and Player vs World Combat.
- A host of moves and abilities based on your pets species and element.
- The introduction of pet levelling.
We are hesitant to set an exact date on this one, but you can expect sometime in late February.