Welp, we've worked, we've dragged our hooves, we've gone on an unholy Animal Crossing binge, we've slogged/enjoyed our way through Equestria Girls, but today, we achieve something of consequence! Yep, that's right, it's a forum update. Today's theme is growth.
Growing the world
We have a lore forum now. More importantly, we've developed a sensible system for handling lore! Those of you out there who want to build worlds should head on over there and check it out. Make sure to hit the stickied posts therein to familiarize yourself with the system.
Growing your garden
We're adding badges! As you achieve certain things or participate in certain events, you'll earn things to put in your garden (which you can opt to show at the foot of your posts). The more stuff you do, the more stuff you get. Right now, we have just two badges (donator and founder), but with your help, we will have many more. What would YOU like to see recognized? My pixel-finger is itching to make s'more. (Edit: Err. very soon. One or two kinks left to work out for badges).
Growing the forum
With this update, we're also starting outside advertisement to bring some fresh faces in, starting with the a post to Equestria Daily's nightly roundup (including the image atop this post -- much love and appreciation to BrianBlackberry for hooking us up). Feel free to spread the image itself as well, just as long as you leave the artist's signature and our URL on there. Depending on how much money we find in the couch cushions (our couches accept donations), we'll get rolling on some genuine ad-buys as well and get some fresh faces for you guys to initiate.
Growing the cast
Yep, cast! We'll be starting lesser cast members, and in the coming weeks, and slowly opening up the Big Dogs like the mane six in the coming weeks.
Growing this metaphor ceased to be useful last paragraph.
We've hired some staff. No more interminable waits while your app slowly festers in the midday sun! These waits are gonna be totally terminable now! Welcome aboard, SonicRainboomGirl, Vizionz, Knight, and Iza-Chan.