Post by Nina Hayward on Jun 3, 2016 0:32:33 GMT 10
It seems silly and rather harsh to speak out so strongly against the design. It doesn't even have to be unnatural at all. Hairdye is a thing, and while I certainly don't personally like it when people go overboard on that kind of stuff, even on themselves, let alone animals, it does happen, and can happen without harming the animal in any way. It may or may not be your taste, but especially in a game with many younger players, it does not seem worth hurting someone's feelings over.
This competition was a trainwreck from start to finish!
Yep, it was. From gaming laptop conundrums to it being restricted to only those with Instagram, this has been a crazy contest.
Now there's also a hashtag one started called #STOPTHEPURPLEHORSE because they believe it ruins the realism of the game. I gotta agree, but there could've have been *gags* worse...
Meh, not so much a stretch. These days it is possible to dye a horse's mane and tail, or use colorful hair extensions, or to use body paint on a horse. So just assume these are normal horses with body paint and dyed manes and tails. ^_^
Check these out! Yes, they are real horses. No, they weren't photoshopped.
How about these mane and tail extensions? I would love to have these available for purchase in game, with star coins of course!
Flaming mane and tail, anyone?
Stencils, horse safe glitter paint, and.. voilá!
So, ya, not such a stretch, these new fantasy coloured horses.
On a related note, one way SSO could make more money would be to offer body painting and dyed manes and tails by the Horse Stylists, but have it disappear after a time, as it would on a real horse. Then players could return to the stylist to redo it, or do a different design next time. They could offer special holiday designs, too! That way players can have the fantasy look on their current horses, but not permanent.
Also, as I said above, to offer mane and tail extensions for sale for star coins. Players could choose as many as they wanted to use, whichever colors they wanted for their horse. These would not disappear of course, and players could collect many colors and mix and match as desired, switching them around on their different horses.
People are complaining about a realistic looking horse with a purple hair? I don't think i've seen anyone complain about Mrs Morse's horse that is black with red mane and tail...That horse doesn't ruin the realism of the game any more than this winning horse does...and seriously? The "realism of the game"? This is the same game that has other dimentions (Pandora), witches, leprechauns, ghosts and girls (and horses) with magical powers. You know, because all those things are super realistic
I actually like the winning horse. Its realistic enough with a pop of color, which is exactly what i wanted. Not a blob of loud, obnoxious colors but also not completely normal/real life colored(like every other horse we get in the game). Its just the right mix.
Though i wonder what the other two horses will look like.
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The design is actually really good, just not my cup of tea. 7/10 is my opinion on it. Nice blend, just for some reason I wanted a natural colored horse because... well, I can't remember.
Some of the comments on Insta are way too harsh though. It's fine to have an opinion, but some are going nuts about it. There will be two more fan made horses, guys. You can wait for those and THEN decide if you want one. It's not like anyone has to buy one or they'll be burning in eternal hell. It feels a little mob-mentality-ish...
Also you can still create a horse! On Insta, type in the link used before: @my_star_stable_horse. And keep creating or show yours off!
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Post by Rebecca McBlanket on Jun 3, 2016 8:37:27 GMT 10
Seems we will be getting to see the next 2 horses in the next episode of The Star Stable Show. Thats what their Instagram says anyhow.. Im excited to see them, i wonder if they are picking the ones that are just the easiest to render
We shall see!
Also, those rainbow horses are kind of AMAZING! xD It will totally help me handle any crazy colours added to the game. Very cool!
Likewise, not a bad design at all, but not something I'm compelled to own or even encounter in SSO.
Then again, we do have a white and light blue horse already in the game world... maybe it's not quite as far a stretch as it seems. =\
The special coloured horses are a one of a kind thing though, this is a horse that many players will probably buy and be showing it off everywhere. Personally don't have an issue with the design but i agree that it's not something I would like to encounter too often in sso.
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Post by Maja Windward on Jun 8, 2016 20:59:46 GMT 10
While the Star Stable website is down for me (apparently for everyone?) the next installment of The Star Stable Show is on YouTube and shows SSO's compromise for those concerned with the wildly colored horses showing up everywhere. A creative solution!
It has left me with more questions, though.
Can the player choose the color the horse will be in the countryside? Does it change to different colors? Does the player control the change or is it automatic? Which horse model was used for this new horse?
Post by Maja Windward on Jun 8, 2016 21:16:00 GMT 10
Looks like there are three models, which was as expected: An all-over blue, the winning design(?? -- the purple one doesn't look like the winning design to me, but hard to see since the vid within the vid is pretty small) and a black with red chrome. So apparently they can only change to the one color, whichever design they are.
I do like the sparkles when the horse changes color. I once had a friend tell me I am ADD when it comes to sparkly things. So true!
On a totally unrelated note, interesting pronunciation of "Firgrove". In English one would expect the pronunciation to come from the Fir tree, thus pronounced the same as "fur" rather than like "fire".
Post by Maja Windward on Jun 8, 2016 21:39:06 GMT 10
The blue fantasy had a silvery-grey-black normal coat. Nearest "real life" horse color I can think of would be a silver black (silver gene). The black/red chrome fantasy horse was black in normal coat, and they did not show the normal color for the lavender.
Post by megalovania on Jun 8, 2016 23:19:02 GMT 10
Seeing these horses in game style looks pretty cool! I like how they added the cover up colors in populated areas for those who don't want to see colorful horses running around. I might get the black and red and just cover up his legs and give him space themed tack to suit my Markiplier theme for that fella. Purple is a maybe for me. I'm a sucker for greys and the marking isn't that noticeable which is good. Might make up a story for both so they have some logic of being in game, but that's just me
Post by Adriana Hawkstorm on Jun 8, 2016 23:42:07 GMT 10
I loooove the idea of the colours changing to realistic when in crowded areas, and magical while running in the fields and nature! I will definitely get the black and red one, it's the design I initially went with even though I never submitted it to the contest. I'm not a big fan of how the blue looks, although the normal colour version of the blue is really really cool. Not sure about the winning design either, but the black and red is coming home with me for sure!
Post by Evelyn Wolfstar on Jun 8, 2016 23:55:57 GMT 10
The idea of changing colours really helps me with the idea of buying those horses, and because I don't know what to do with my SC, I'll probably buy all three just because they are time limited and I'm the type of person falling for the limited edition trap!
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The Magic of Winter December 07, 2023
Hey, Starfam! A snowfall has dusted Jorvik in a powdered-sugar coating, turning it into a sweet, winter dreamscape. Sleighs are dotted around the land, ready to whisk you away to the magical Winter Village!
But something’s not right!
The Winter Village lacks luster. A dullness has tinged its usual sparkle. A mischievous capran has broken the most magical winter crystal that harnessed all of winter's magic! Winter Magic has scattered across the village and things have gotten a bit chaotic, leaving the energy wild and unbalanced. It must be restored and only you can bring the Winter Village back to its former charm!
You must restore the crystal by collecting magic and channeling it properly! Winter Magic is bestowed upon those who participate in any of the numerous winter activities.
First, meet the Mischievous Capran in the Winter Village, where he will attempt to explain himself and start you on your journey.
Winter Activities Collecting Winter Magic doesn’t only restore the crystal, it also rewards Jorvik Shillings, Horse XP, Player XP, Tokens, clothes, or tack! There are many activities, new and old, to partake in:
★ Ice carving with Alex. Create a frosty masterpiece!
★ Weather reports show that the blizzards have returned! Help your fellow Jorvegians survive the snow crisis. Two snow storms will appear per day and rotate every hour so you have multiple opportunities to catch them both.
★ Collect magical snowflakes around the Winter Village to earn Winter Magic
★ Ride through snow piles
★ Randomized festivities in the Winter Village. These festivities shuffle every hour. So make sure to return often to complete them all! These can be found around Jorvik, but most are found in the Winter Village. Don’t miss the Penguin Concert and Stargazing which have been revamped this year!
The Yule Tree Step into the Winter Village and what could there be? Six wrapped presents sitting under the tree!
Visit the Yule Tree at the center of the Winter Village each day in December to unwrap a new treat. There are six gifts already waiting for you! Don’t worry if you miss a day, gifts will remain wrapped and waiting until you return. Just don’t forget to collect them all before the Wednesday update on January 10th!
Frost-Fueled Excitement The exhilarating Fast and Frosty Race, along with the Winter Village Race, are back! Gear up for an unforgettable winter racing experience.
New Game Onboarding! Our new players can enjoy a brand-new beginning to the game. This longer introduction takes you to a brand-new location, the Riding Camp! This content will match the quality of quests we make today and represents the excitement of the game to come. Players can now meet the Soul Riders at the very beginning of their Star Stable journey.
Any players who have not completed the old onboarding quests, will be reset so they can enjoy the full experience.
New Starter Tack Of course brand-new onboarding must come with an upgraded starter tack for your horse! Everyone who still has their starter tack will have theirs replaced with the new one. The original tack is now for sale at Marley’s Farm if you’re feeling nostalgic. Also, in case you deleted your starter tack, the new one is available for all in the Global Shop. Both will be at a lower price!
Retrofitting tack The Icelandic, Shire and Arabian will now be able to wear more items in game as we have retrofitted tack to be compatible with these breeds! We cannot wait to see all of your in-game pictures and edits with more outfits.
Bonus Shop! A new item is available in the Moorland Bonus Shop to all of you who became Star Rider by one-time payment! This feline Night Rider is a rebel at heart! Kitt is the perfect mix of adorable and adventurous!
Coming NEXT WEEK! The return of magic beckons newfound companions to the Winter Village. Encounter the charm of two sweet and frosty horses, the delightful Lebkuchen and the frost-kissed Vetle, accompanied by their companions, Gumdrop and Murrlan!
Have a cozy week!
Love from your Star Stable Team ♥