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Ponybox Upgrades Set For Release
 By PonyBox   •   14th Aug 2011   •   7,037 views   •   45 comments
Late August Ponybox will be releasing a large upgrade to the site. This initial upgrade will not include the legacy servers, but it will have a huge impact on regular Ponybox.com site. The upgrade will be released in two phases, with Phase 1 set for release around August 21st and Phase 2 set for release in October. Phase 1 will include the following updates.

Game Trader


Ponybox will support the sale of any sim game account from any website. The game trader account will allow members to post a sim game account they own and allow members to bid on the purchase of this account using Ponybucks. A new feedback and account verification system will play an important role in this service to keep scamming to a minimum.

Equestrian Quiz


This feature has been completely overhauled with a more interactive design and a lot of new questions.

Social Element


The social element of Ponybox also had a complete overhaul. This portion of the upgrade has been completely renovated to provide a more visually enhanced and usable interface to keep in touch with your equestrian friends.

News


Most of the news section upgrades will be released in Phase 2, but you will notice an increase in the number of articles published in Phase 1.

Images


Images and photos have always been an important part of Ponybox. Phase 1 will include minimal image enhancements, but Phase 2 will include a major update on how images are managed and displayed on the site.

Speed


The load time of Ponybox pages has been increased about 40%. We cleaned up the site and removed a lot of unnecessary and redundant coding. Yippiee!

Design


We also made a design change to Ponybox that will make reading and navigating the site a lot easier.

Polo Game Closure


All things must come to an end. The Ponybox Polo game will be closed with this update. Unfortunately this game never grabbed a lot of attention like the legacy servers. Trying to manage the legacy servers along with the Polo game is beginning to consume too many administrative resources. Eliminating the Polo game from Ponybox will allow us to speed up the progress of the legacy updates. This was a tough decision for us, but it will be necessary to ensure the legacy servers get their due attention. Below is a snapshot of today's event win standings. We definitely want to thank all the dedicated Polo players for their two years of support.

Polo Stats

If you have any questions concerning this upcoming update please comment here and I will try to answer as many questions as I can.

Thank you,
Jeff Ness
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Silent Nights  
At first i did polo, but when i got to level 2, i couldn't handle it!
  37 days ago  •  2,724 views
 
Soul Horse  
Thanks Jeff Ness for the update alothough I do like something new every once in awhile I am going to miss polo.. Not complain.. But I love the sound of the updates!
  37 days ago  •  2,152 views
 
Splodge  
:( I just got started with the polo games...
  37 days ago  •  2,141 views
 
ImaCoolCowgirl  
As always I am always excited for the upgrades! I have really enjoyed PB3! I liked the old news section better because it told you what you needed to change instead of leaving you hanging with weather or not it got accepted, not reviewed yet, or just denied. If I could change one thing about PB it would deffiantly be the news section...I absolutly love it, but I don't think articles are posted fast enough...one a day would be awesome. But we've gone days with no new articles.
  37 days ago  •  2,121 views
 
Rowdy Girl  
I don't mind that polo is going away,because on level one, I could win and now on level two I loose on the first match.
  37 days ago  •  2,879 views
 
FreeRein  
No polo... :P

Just started getting into it! I'm not complaining but I understand. Ponybox will be even better!!
  37 days ago  •  2,120 views
 
Wanderin Boy Memorial  
I'm going to miss the polo game, but I have not really had much time to play it, so, it's a good kind of missing it...if you know what I mean.
Can't wait for the updates though ! To bad, I'm going to be away on the 21st. I'll just look forward to it when I get back.
So, is there anything that will take the place of polo or will PB3 just won't have a game section
  37 days ago  •  2,162 views
 
lovehorse  
Thanks Jeff for everything!
  37 days ago  •  2,129 views
 
Purple BITS  
So are there gonna be horses on here anymore? If theres no polo, I mean. :)
  37 days ago  •  2,168 views
 
No Walkin Farms9  
Yay for new updates! Can't wait to see what they look like. So if there's not going to be any more polo, will another game or competition replace it? And if not, what will happen to our horses?
  37 days ago  •  2,171 views
 
All That Jazz  
Ohh, I'm excited :)
  37 days ago  •  2,138 views
 
T W I  
Aw, I'm sorry to hear you're removing the Polo games. I've always thought that the Polo was superior to the Legacy server games, however I ended up getting bored of it eventually.
I'm glad you're updating the social element of PB, which is one of the main reasons I play.
  37 days ago  •  2,201 views
 
Carpe Diem  
I think you should add like, you can move photos from one album to a different album, like on Facebook. :P
  37 days ago  •  2,134 views
 
weezapony  
Wow, I'm excited! Especially for the new quiz questions! Thanks, Jeff!
  37 days ago  •  2,135 views
 
Chanteh  
does this mean legacy servers will get updated after all of this ???
  37 days ago  •  2,190 views
 
Merlin  
updates! So excited!
  37 days ago  •  2,159 views
 
Arialr  
Will Polo be replaced by another horse game? I really liked polo.
  37 days ago  •  2,165 views
 
Stay Untamed  
Sounds like these are gonna be some good changes! Thanks Jeff!
  37 days ago  •  2,396 views
 
Minnie  
Will we no longer be able to purchase and sell any horses? And what will we use our ponybucks for?
  36 days ago  •  2,660 views
 
toffeelola  
I can't believe it's been two years! I must admit I am excited about the new upgrades, what will happen to the legacy servers?
  36 days ago  •  2,396 views
 
lovehorse  
So will it kind of be like a PB4 ?
  36 days ago  •  2,367 views
 
Simplicity  
Yay! An update! But what is going to happen to out horses if there is no polo?
  36 days ago  •  2,515 views
 
Run Free  
oh im excited about the new updates, especially updates on the news articals.
  36 days ago  •  2,561 views
 
Estella Noire  
Ahh, not the polo game :( I don't like the legacy games, its too confusing and if you leave even for a week all your horses are starved etc. I will miss that a lot.
So do these updates mean we lose all our PonyBucks? After all, they are pointless if there is no game.
I'm excited for the new quiz questions! :) Also I can't wait for the game account thing, I have three accounts I want to trade :D
  36 days ago  •  2,520 views
 
Mutley Jackson  
I don't understand the Social Element part. Can someone explain it more.... simply?
  36 days ago  •  2,027 views
 
Aslans Roar  
i HATE the new updates. just TOTALLY HATE THEM. :Z
  36 days ago  •  2,179 views
 
Prarie Rose  
Aww, I'll miss the polo, but everything else sounds great.
  36 days ago  •  2,209 views
 
Cruisin Past Curfew  
Nooooooo, *sniffles* bye polo :'( But other than that the upgrades sound great :D Can't wait!
  36 days ago  •  2,031 views
 
Milly  
Sounds fantastic :D
I did the polo to begin with but became a little bit bored with it. I was on top for a long time though D
  36 days ago  •  2,211 views
 
Staffi  
Really sad to let go of the Polo game, since that's the main reason why I have a PB3 account.
What shall we do with our horses now ?
Will there be other types of competitions between the horses in the future ?
I really hope so, cause why else should I keep and breed my horses ?
And if not, why should I even be here ?
I understand your reasons - but I am here for the game.
:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
  35 days ago  •  2,339 views
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