Ponybox Upgrades Set For Release
 By PonyBox   •   14th Aug 2011   •   7,230 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 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.


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 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.


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!


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!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  3,050 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!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,478 views
:( I just got started with the polo games...
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,467 views
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 a day would be awesome. But we've gone days with no new articles.
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,447 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.
  Aug 14, 2011  •  3,205 views
No polo... :P

Just started getting into it! I'm not complaining but I understand. Ponybox will be even better!!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,446 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
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,488 views
Thanks Jeff for everything!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,455 views
Purple BITS  
So are there gonna be horses on here anymore? If theres no polo, I mean. :)
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,494 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?
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,497 views
All That Jazz  
Ohh, I'm excited :)
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,464 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.
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,527 views
Carpe Diem  
I think you should add like, you can move photos from one album to a different album, like on Facebook. :P
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,460 views
Wow, I'm excited! Especially for the new quiz questions! Thanks, Jeff!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,461 views
does this mean legacy servers will get updated after all of this ???
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,516 views
updates! So excited!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,485 views
Will Polo be replaced by another horse game? I really liked polo.
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,491 views
Stay Untamed  
Sounds like these are gonna be some good changes! Thanks Jeff!
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,722 views
Will we no longer be able to purchase and sell any horses? And what will we use our ponybucks for?
  Aug 14, 2011  •  2,986 views
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?
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,722 views
So will it kind of be like a PB4 ?
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,693 views
Yay! An update! But what is going to happen to out horses if there is no polo?
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,841 views
Run Free  
oh im excited about the new updates, especially updates on the news articals.
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,887 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
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,846 views
Mutley Jackson  
I don't understand the Social Element part. Can someone explain it more.... simply?
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,353 views
Aslans Roar  
i HATE the new updates. just TOTALLY HATE THEM. :Z
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,505 views
Prarie Rose  
Aww, I'll miss the polo, but everything else sounds great.
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,535 views
Cruisin Past Curfew  
Nooooooo, *sniffles* bye polo :'( But other than that the upgrades sound great :D Can't wait!
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,357 views
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
  Aug 15, 2011  •  2,537 views
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.
  Aug 16, 2011  •  2,665 views
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