So BABSCon has come to pass, and with it came the end of Legends of Equestria's open-server weekend.
For those of you that attended the con, hope ya had a good time and got a chance to take a swing at LoE. As for me and probably half of the people on there, the game was enjoyed from the comfort of home.
Since I spent 3 days playing instead of a few hours like the last time, I've taken a few more screenshots to document the experience. So let's get right down to it, yeah?
First off is a pony who needs no introduction... But I'll introduce her anyway. Spear Mint here was sort of my avatar pony throughout the experience. I played as one or two others, but she was my main pony.
Among those other ponies I made and played, one was a Twilight Sparkle clone that I called Purple Smart. ...Didn't take long before I deleted her, so she's not pictured in the character creator.
Instead, here she is lying on her bed.
Moving on to Frozen Elsa (OMG S0 0R1G1N4L!). She was made to look like (and played as) Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen because why not? Also, you guys need to go see Frozen if you've as of yet neglected to.
Tired of being grounded and unable to fly about, I decided I needed a pegasus pony to add to the mix. I had two unicorns already, and who really cares about Earth ponies anyway, am I right?
(name inspired by a thing
drew) was born! I had a lot of fun with this guy, mostly flying around Cloudsdale while simultaneously dancing or sitting. That's one bug I'm going to miss...
But like I said, Spear was my main pony. So let's have some sightseeing pics. I tried to hit most of the major landmarks in Canterlot and Ponyville (I even took some in Cloudsdale and staged it to look like I fell through the clouds and couldn't actually explore to the city, but those screens mysteriously vanished. o_o), so let's check 'em out!
Golden Oaks Library
That one joke shop
Canterlot Castle (waaay in the background, behind that hill.)
My favorite haunt was the Ponville Library though, so I took quite a few screenshots inside there.
Sleepy Spear in Twilight's bed.
Random dance parties were also a thing.
Of course, Legends of Equestria was a social game hosted during a social event, so I got my share of social interaction as well. And we all know the most important pony attending the open-server weekend was Mixermike622
's own Fluffle Puff!
I didn't actually get to see more than a glimpse of her until the last day, but I took the opportunity to snap a pic with her as soon as I could.
Twice, in fact.
As it turns out, there was actually 5 Fluffle Puffs. My screenshots of all five of them also mysteriously disappeared, so here's one of 3/5 of them gathered around a pony named Chryssi.
Apparently, Fluffle Puff wasn't the only celeb pony to attend. Seems Sunset Shimmer found a way back from the human world of Equestria Girls just so she could make this event. She's so awesome!
And Vinyl Scratch was there too! But it looks like she lost her shades. ...Again.
This pony wasn't a celebrity; she's just an NPC who I fell in love with because she was blue, and her name was Tonic.Tonic, she doesn't move!
Tonic, she'll talk to you!
Tonic, she's the cutest thing alive!
She's the cutest thing ali-ee-ive!
SHE'S THE CUTEST THING ALIIIIIIVE!
The game comes with some nice, fancy features... including a semi-functioning day/night cycle. Right now, the player has to manually change between day and night, but the difference between the two is pretty clear, almost as clear as... the contrast between two diametrically opposed things.
And now, witness the crowd of dancing ponies grow around Fluffle Puff as the last few minutes of the game ticked by...
If you look closely, you can see LittleShyFIM in the crowd. I was practically standing right next to him.
Now, being a beta, Legends of Equestria still wasn't perfect. There was the aforementioned "move-while-performing-a-stationary-emote" bug, as well as a few other nuggets.
Sadly, this was a screen I saw a lot over the weekend. It was probably a combination between my own dubious connection and the beta state of the servers. It's probably gonnabe a lot less frequent in the final release, but overall it wasn't too terribly annoying.
Then there's this little gem that came up once when I crashed and logged back into a server. No, you're not seeing double. That's an undoctored screenshot of Spear after the crash lying beside Spear before the crash. Can anypony say, "Time paradox?"
And that does it for my Legends of Equestria followup. All in all, I had a lot of fun playing the game. It's really impressive for a beta, and I can't imagine the final release being too far away at this point.
There were a few fun things I did that I didn't get a chance to document, like fighting off Diamond Dogs, getting killed by a dragon and RPing eating at a cafe as Spear, doing all that flying around as Wingdinger, and RPing looking for a book on ice magic as Elsa along with a very helpful stallion. But those were all things you'd have needed to see in action anyway.
So, that's the last thing I'll post about Legends of Equestria until the next open beta. I wanna thank you guys for putting up with my constant updates spamming your inboxes, and I do sincerely apologize for that. Next time, I've got a plan that will prevent such spam from happening again.
Until then, keep it icy chill.