Good news, everyone! Happyponygate now connects to the Happyponyserver! I was going to include a server screenshot, but too much trouble. It's just some text. There are 2 commands available on the server, and 50% of those commands are implemented! The implemented command is "quit". But it does work, as does the game connecting to it. Next step is to have it actually log in and check your credentials.
This stuff is really exciting, and I'm really glad I started the Happyponygate Internet Contest
. I thought it was a little too abstract, and people wouldn't know what to do with it, but the submissions have been amazing so far. If I had the time, I would probably implement more than half of what has been suggested so far. And best of all, there are things in there that I not only love, but that I don't think I would have ever thought of myself. So I'm really glad I'm asking for that input. It's definitely going to make the game better.
If you haven't voted
yet, you should! I'm glad online-only is winning by such a huge margin. It's really such a fundamental difference that I have to pick one or the other to even make further progress on the game. As you can guess, I've picked online-only. It's not even close to set in stone, with the tiny amount of stuff I've done (what I've got done would be useful either way), but it's looking like there aren't very many people who are dead-set against the online-only game. That's great news, because there's so much more that can be done! And the internet contest just shows me even more! I'm totally excited about where this could go, and if you're not, you need a visit from the Happy Ponies.