Aye, so it's time for me to go away on holiday down to my Grannies! I honestly can't wait, I will be able to surf both my kayak and my body board. I, however, will have no internet down there so I'll be back on either Saturday or Sunday (depending on the weather). I've seen the last episode of the star stable show and I can't wait and I'm annoyed that I'll missing it. But these things happen and I'll get back in time to do the quests anyway. I'm just so excited at the moment!
Well besides the new quests we didn't learn too much about future updates and stuff like that, but the quests make up for it! Eeekk! I love the bunk house type thing and I hope that we'll be able to go in there when there is no quest in there and we can use it as a place for filming and things like that. Also there are a few locations like Winterwell stables that are on your hidden locations but haven't been bought out in the game yet. Might this be one of them?
I love these kinds of quests so expect them here on the blog on Sunday or Monday. While I have no internet I'm going to be working on Kitty's tale part 4 and another project. See you soon!
So I decided to run an event for people of the waiting list. It is a great way for getting to know a few people, here is an overview of what happened. I didn't get many photos due to the fact that I was busy check say, friend (about 6 different chats) and club chat, not really wanting to take my eyes of any of them!
So it started with very few people there, but after 10 minutes of gathering people most people had arrived. It was about 20 people. I know some people dropped in and out a bit. The event started with us all basically in a huge group at the observatory with everyone a bit confused. After 5 minutes of a lot more confusion everyone was divided up into 4 very unequal groups. Thank you to the original leaders of the groups, Ally, Joe, Vio and Ange. The idea was that a group there were 1 - 3 waiting list people and 1 - 3 Frostie people and a group leader whose job it was to check club chat for any gathering information and basically leader and keep their group together.
After about 15 minutes we hacked to Silverglade Equestrian Center were we got everyone to line up in their groups and count the Easter eggs around the site. I believe Joe's group counted one (the one Joe was wearing, wow guys), Vio's group 16 (well at least you tried), Ange's group 23 (close) and Ally's group 27 (despite the fact that Ally herself couldn't see the eggs). In totally there are 30 eggs at SGEC, not including the eggs at the stall.
Then I gave everyone a set of directions to find a place on the map. It was at this point we said good bye to Ange and Lil stepped in as group leader. I gave these directions (starting from sgec) "To go the nearest mailbox and face North. Go north until you go passed a wooden hut on your left, turn East. Go east over the road until you reach a tree, then turn South until you reach the stone."
After everyone had found that we said goodbye to Ally and Panda took over a group leader. I then gave a long description of a place which was something like "I love South Jovik. Here I stand, looking out onto the land of the horse goddess, or so tells the women with the name of a fish, I wonder who left the hearts and hobby horse here"
And that was it, thank you everyone who came, it was loads of fun!
What with new clothes in the shops a new fashion has hit Jovik. I see that a lot of people are riding around in outfits that follow these exact guidelines. Thus these outfits follow some guide lines which I thought I'd share with you.
We'll start with the tack. The latest fashion in tack is to buy something from the mall. A set of tack that go together. This mainly only applies for the newer sets of tack. Leg wraps should include all the colours of the tack. For example: if the tack was red, white and blue, the leg wraps should be red, white and blue too. Top should match the tack but preferably a slightly different colour. This can be hard to get right, but if you do it will give the outfit a fashionable off hand look. But if you can't get it right, matching is fine. Also if it is a new model from the mall that is good. Gloves & pants should be any natural colours (grey, brown). Also should be new at the mall. Shoes should slightly echo the main colour of the outfit, but also the natural colours. Hats should also echo the main colour of the outfit, but also natural colours. At the moment western hats and wooley hats are mainly in style.
This is simply a guide to what to wear if you want to follow the fashion. Anyone can wear whatever they want.
They advanced. Swirling black forms of mass. Closer, closer. Fear bit into me, like a snake bites into its pray. Closer, closer. There was no way out, no short cut, just me. Closer, closer, closer. Energy started to drain from me, and then I felt a billion explosions in my body. Each one prickled and hurt, but not in a bad way. My throat started to burn - and I awoke.
"Kitty, calm down. Kitty, breathe". Elizabeth. My eyes adjusted to a small white-washed room with a bed, a dresser and nothing else.
"It hurts, Elizabeth. It's coming". I could see Elizabeth's eyes momentarily betray a hint of fear before she whipped her head around "Julie, get Avalon, fast", she turned back to me, "and call Millie and Alicia". I wanted to get up, to run, to break free, but Elizabeth held me down. Two girls - soul riders - came to help her. Then he entered.
Avalon didn't look afraid at the sight of a screaming struggling child. In fact he simply look at Elizabeth and said "Clary is awake now, she is almost fully healed: I did a growth spell on her broken bones. She will need a few days sleep and rest but then she'll be as right as rain."
"Clary! Clary! I need ... to see.... Clary". Each breathe I tried to rise. Avalon did not say a word but he simply placed his hands around my head.
I was speeding through a tunnel of blackness - blackness and blood. Pain and misery. Death and doom. It hurt. How much pain would I endure? Could I endure? And it was over as fast as it had begun. "We opened her mind to the forces, but it looks like evil wants the girl. She is strong which is why it has only got her now. Until I can find a way to block them out, keep her sedated."
"No, let me out, let me out" Millie and Alicia drew back their hands stung. I jumped up, I had to be free of here.
"It's the evil inside her, it doesn't want to go, hold her down" The pulled me back onto the bed, a man ran into the room and threw a firey liquid into my throat.
I screamed as sleep took me.
Okay so last night something happened. Well I was basically at Marley's with a friend (Ava Northstar) and we decided to go shopping. Horse shopping.So basically, I have a new horse. it is a Overo, called Femiel, which is Spanish for Honeyfaith. I had a great day of training her today and she is currently level 7 (I did all my races). I decided to nickname her Fefe, and I'm in love!
Atmospheres. It has come to my attention that different servers have different atmospheres. But as I've only been on 2 servers I'm going to guess those two, and I'll have a go at one other. Okay so let's go.
Cupcake Valley. Well this server is my home server and I do love it. Cupcake valley has about 2 really active big clubs and 3 kind of active clubs that are big going at the same time. Often on Cupcake Valley people will pair up with someone who they call a bae, this happens on other servers but I think it is biggest (and taken most seriously) on Cupcake Valley. CV has a small number of youtubers with between 200 and 1000 subscribers. So there is a bit of "I love your videos" going around, but not much. Sadly, there are a lot of drama llamas on CV and thus global can be hell sometimes! We do have a few lag cheaters, but I know the problem is worse on other servers.
Air Star. As the first server ever created, this Swedish server is home to some very famous players. I've noticed that editing is a big thing over there. This server probably has the most players who've been playing since the beginning of the game. Thus there will be many level 19s. Also there are about 8 really active clubs and many kind of active clubs. Very different to Cupcake Valley. There is still a bit of drama over there, but baes aren't as big. If you're lucky you might spot Michell Gladeson, Esmay Silverforce, Alicia Starnight, Ylva Moonwright, Kim & Emily, Dextra and who knows who else wondering the realms of AS!
Unicorn Forest. This server is home to the most low levels and non Star Riders (well if you compare it to CV). It is a quiet little server and has about 2 clubs that are big and active with 1 or 2 smaller active ones. If you like high scoring/ racing, this is an easy server to get high scores on, yet it has been filling up in the current months. The filter here is very annoying and hard to work with and the club names are very odd, but it is a nice server for someone who wants less of the social side of sso.
"Kitty wake up" I rolled over in bed, sleep filling every muscle of my body. "Don't you dare go back to sleep Kitty Greenrow".
That's Clary. She was introduced to me last night as "Clary of the Sun". Her flowing deep red hair and green dancing eyes make her one of the pretties people I've seen. Two other girls are in here "Luna of the Moon" and "Ashely of the Lightning". I haven't really met these two yet, but I'm sure I'll get to know them.
"Last night Elizabeth told us to meet down at the paddock, but I'm not sure where that is" Luna said in a worried voice. Her silky blond hair and clear blue eyes, staring unblinkingly.
"Ah, I don't see the darn point in getting up early" Ashely replied in an almost angry voice, black hair tied in a tight not and green - blue eyes. Luna seemed much nicer.
"Well, Ashely, you can stay but you know what I don't want to get on the wrong side of that Avalon" Clary said, her eyes traveling up and down Ashely.
"I agree" I said, I liked Clary and Luna quite a lot. I pulled on my jeans and trainers from yesterday, but we'd all been given a white top which I pulled on over my head, splashed my face with water from a jug, and tied back my hair. All four of us (Ashley grumpily following behind). We stumbled around the forest until we reached a small paddock, the second Avalon saw us he started to talk, not waiting for us to reach him.
"-rning soul riders. I hope you slept well, you have now started something special. You are, in a few years time, to be the guardians of the Island of Jovik. Whether you come from Silverglade orphanage - Kitty, West Cape - Clary, Hillcrest - Ashely and of course Paddock Island - Luna. We will get straight stuck in, you will do a basic energy transferring charm. For every spell you do, you will use energy from your source. As you get more experienced you will use that energy to focus on a goal, but now just summon the inner you. Ashely"
Ashely stumbled forward and looked at him, "Think of the flash of lightning Ashely". She closed her eyes and suddenly she jumped and rubbed her hand, "it stung".
"Good, good," replied Avalon "Luna"
Luna looked hard at a rune of a moon on his robe, she lit up with a beautiful silver light, she rose slightly off the ground and fell.
"Very good Luna of the Moon, very good, Kitty"
My heart jumped. What did I do? What if I couldn't do it. Focus on the lightning he'd said to Ashely. The lightning. So I should focus on the stars. I remembered looking at them once with Abbey, my old friend. We reached out and held hands as the light shone down on us. I felt a slight tingling in my hand...
"Very good Kitty, your past will always help you, Clary" Clary gave me a little smile and stepped forward, I could see the same puzzled expression cross her face as had crossed mine. Then she rose high in the air, shining brightly. It was beautiful.. then she fell.
Down down down, I thought she'd never hit the ground. Avalon was there before I'd even taken a step forward. He picked her up in one swift sweep, and he turned and left, just gone. Ashley ran back down to the village and I fell to the ground in horror. I felt Luna's arm around me, a comforting voice "Just a bit of this Kitty, drink a bit" and I blacked out.
So Fortuna is continued this week, actually last week they accidentally released the quests, but I'll start from the beginning.
Okay so it looks like we've been roped in to helping with another thing, ahaha. Well let's go talk to Julie and see what she thinks.
So we blow up 50 balloons and then Julie has just got her nails done so she obviously can't tie the balloons. So I head back to Tan (Julie wants me to say she's helped - cough, cough). And then I end up cleaning boots and saddles for the parade and then I end up helping Tan sewing. Then after everything is ready she mentions that the horses aren't even here yet! So we better go and help Josh.
Oh, of course Julie can't tack up the horses by herself, so that's my job, after I've brushed them and picked their hooves.
But finally the parade is here! I took some photos of it, but there was a lot of people there.
I really liked today's update as it inspired the whole server to come together and do a parade, inspired by the Bobcats. My little grumble is the quests had a lot of drag and drop, but only took me 25 minutes (just under) in the end. Some points today I wished that there would be a function to turn off other players. I wish you could have two options, so you could turn off other players, or just people who aren't in your club/ on your friends list. Think how much easier championships would be, and when you have club events and everyone crowds around you. Oh I wish 😀
So what did we learn from this
Well I think it was a very good update, I also had a very kind reply from my letter to Star stable support
Please accept our apologies for the late reply and thank you for contacting Star Stable support.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our game so much! If you would like to preserve blogs I think you should focus on your blog because it seems like you know a lot about the game! :) And then you can have the best blog with full of useful informations and tips! :)
By the way, I would recommend you to read this blog: http://ssoridethrough.com/
Or Stace Place youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnfqKHJuP62nprj-pPUS41Q
Hope that helps! :)
Emese - Star Stable Support
Well I would certain recommend both the blog and the youtube channel. Thanks Emese!
Is it just me who can find the leg wraps in game annoying? Yes the colours are nice, yes they look nice with outfits, but no they're not very realistic.
Let's fact it, if Star Stable was real, we'd be wearing these Cross Country ones all the time, and yet there are so few in game. I wish so much that there was more ones like this, you can see the places where it would clip on. Somethings in Star Stable just aren't realist and I wish they were. I mean pots of gold at the end of the Rainbow, that's fine, but come on some of the tack that's out wouldn't be safe to put near a horse! Ahaha, well seriously though, wouldn't the game be so much better if we had more things like brown tack? I bought a very nice pair of brown boots the other day, but on the brown section there was practically no clothes compared to say the blue section. When is actual fact the colour brown is used more then blue in real life riding. I just had to get that out there!
Also I'm breaking free from trying to write three posts a day, blogging was losing its fun. So now I'll write when I want to say something, I'm sure this will still be often, just not as many times a day, also it will be around 6 - 7 that I post my posts, instead of around 10 as it is now! I hope for longer, better quality posts such as this, well nigh xx
Well since these rainbows have come out all you see is "where's the rainbow" or "I can't see the rainbow". This is as much for myself then anyone else but here is a few things about these rainbows.
Where is the rainbow?
Oh god, the most common question. The rainbow will appear at any one of seven spots around Jovik, these spots are: Golden Hills Valley, the Dew's Farm in Epona, Forgotten Fields, Valedale Lake, Everwind Fields, Golden Fields and Firgrove.
The rainbow is in the same place for everyone.
I can't see the rainbow.
Well the rainbow is only there for 20 minutes every half an hour. For example, a rainbow will appear at 7:00 and will disappear at 7:20, a new rainbow will appear at 7:30 in a new location.
My friends can see the rainbow and I can't!
To see a rainbow you must be online when it appears. If you logged on at 7:05, you wouldn't be able to see the rainbow until the next one at 7:30.
My friend got 11 pieces of gold from a pile and I can get maximum ten.
You can get the maximum of ten pieces only there is a glitch that says you've got 11, but I promise you only actually have ten pieces.
I can't find any gold
Hidden around the rainbow will be piles of dirt. Dismount and go up to a pile (they are in different places for different people) and start to play the mini game. You need to click "search" when the arrow is in the blue bar. I suggest pressing it when it is at the beginning of the bar, apart from your 10th piece where you should click just before.
I don't get any good stuff
Well I'm afraid that's lucky, keep searching and swapping rainbow gold with Chaun (7 pieces a go) and I'm sure he'll give you something nice (I'm liking the apples actually)
So today I decided to get my views about blogging heard in the star stable community a bit and I wrote in to Star stable support. I think it is super important that blogs aren't lost forever, so I hope star stable will be able to help us with this issue.
Hello star stable team
First, this is not your run-of-the-mill letter and I also apologise in advance but it might be rather long my name is Lisa silent and all my friends call me Li. I very much enjoy playing this game and I think it's a wonderful community. I love the quests, the new horses, I love my club I love my friends and I love the atmosphere. I love this community is such a wonderful community to be a part of.
However, there is one part this community to you that might soon be lost forever. Blogs. At the beginning of the game blogs were huge. But now there is just probably maximum 10 on the server. One by one they are going inactive; one by one they are closing down. What can we do to preserve these blogs? They are such important part of the community and help people with real life writing skills. But people like things like YouTube and Instagram when actual fact it's easier to type a blog post. Star stable team I appeal to you to help.
I’ve tried getting my friends into blogging, I have my own blog (lisa-silentland.weebly.com) and lots of my friends read that. I’ve nudged avanorthstar.weebly.com and d-braveknight.weebly.com into making blogs (although they both wanted to make a job, but I just pestered them until they actually did it). But I can’t pester the whole sso community (however great my pestering skills are).
Please star stable, think, for you are cleaver people. Is there a way we can save the blogs of sso? Could you promote blogs on your social media? Maybe on Saturdays you could show the blog of the week, like Monday fun day edits, or maybe something else. You manage to get us “elusive teenaged girls” playing this game, I’m sure you can promote blogging.
I have my blogs that I enjoy to read, http://monokerus.se/ http://ellenylva.blogg.se/ http://jorviklife.blogg.se/. There are blogs out there but the problem is many are never found and slowly the players have no support in working other this blog and give up. Please star stable don’t like us lose this part in your - our - community.
Heya everyone, not much time to type this but I'm going away this weekend! I'm going kayak training in the hardest water that I've been in yet, very excited and nervous. Getting stable care now for my accounts ready to go away, see you!
So I've been bone hunting more now, and look what happened.
Ahaha, honestly though. I wish star stable would sort out little things like this. They are funny but annoying. I just want star stable to one week work on all the glitches and not new content. Maybe people would (rudely) complain, but in the end it would make the game a better experience. Picture a place where everyday you only see one glitch in game, not 4, not 10. It's silly and annoying these glitches, star stable please sort it!
I never thought I'd say this but rainbows have come to Jovik! The servers were down yesterday which meant there wasn't time to take photos and then edit them. I think they are really beautiful so here are some photos:
So you need to find all the gold around the rainbow with a mini game and then you can swap it for clothes/ food. I think this is a bit unnecessary, yet it is fun. Also there was some new tabs in the home stable, I wasn't running out of space, but I know others were.
Well Spring is nearly upon us and it is time to get cleaning! So I decided to clear out my tack and clothes and make a list of things I need to buy to try stock, it was lots of fun and I got loads of Jovick Shillings.
Ready to head to the shops
Wow so much money... Over the next few days I will start to make lists of the items I need and start to buy them and hope that soon I'll refill my wardrobe with nice clothes that I like to wear!
Okay so I'm not sure how many people know this, but my real life friend needed an account to play star stable and so I lent her Ally. But not to worry! Another friend (yes I do have a lot of them) decided they no longer wanted to play Star stable any more and so I'm now in charge of Eva Rainwatcher over on Unicorn forest.
Please feel free to say hello to me over there, Eva is level 12, but leveling up fast. She has about 8 horses (I will make a blog page about them) and owns the club Shady Chariots. Of which there are 3 members, her best friend and another second account. It's lots of fun making friends with them both, but SC isn't a serious club.
I thought I'd take a few pictures of game play, some really old memories here.
This one was written by someone who isn't used to a Swedish keyboard (which makes sense as they were probably English doing the english translation of the game). But the ä button is where our ' button is. So instead of "can't" they said "canät"
So in the last post we saw that Anne will be coming to Star Stable this year. However, a lot of the players seem to not have a clue who Anne is, let's catch up with her. So Star Stable is set a few years after the Starshine legacy. But here is what we know about Anne so far.
Anne is really into fashion and is trying to win a competition for a contract with a perfumes company. She goes to Jorvik stable to photo shot with her dressage horse Concorde. However, she starts to have problems with her competitor Jessica.
At the photo shoot both Mr Sands and Jessica are present, this seems to make Concorde sick, Lisa advises her to speak to Fripp. Fripp tells her that Concorde's soul has gone to Pandoria, where Anne heads to save him.
Wow, doesn't Anne sound like quite a person? I can't wait to meet her in game this year.
Aww man, come on! There must be something you can tell us?!
Haha, okay I can maybe tell you a couple of things... As soon as this spring there'll be a new area opening up! It's of course not as big as Epona, but there'll be brand new territory to gallop across, explore and have adventures in! You'll have to wait and see which area it's going to be though! Later in the year towards winter is when you'll get another new area!
This year we'll be developing and expanding 'My Stable' with loads of new functions! We're also aiming to bring you guys a brand new function where you and your horse will be able to learn special abilities that'll help you improve your results when you race!
There's loads more cool stuff we've got planned, but you'll still be able to expect a fun stream of great features in our weekly updates such as new quests, new gear, clothes and horses and much more. At the same time as all of that, we'll be working hard to improve and upgrade the game with new graphics, sounds and more!
Wow, this all sounds incredible! 'My Stable' though, what's happening there?
I don't want to go into too much detail and promise too much, but our goal right now is to work towards allowing you to get a bigger stable that you can decorate and personalize in your own style! Along with all that, we've been thinking of more fun features, but you'll have to wait and see what they might be...!
Bigger stables! We've been waiting for that! Awesome! What else did you mention just then? Something about special abilities in races?
Yeah, we've been wanting to do this one for a while! You'll be able to learn special riding abilities from the horse trainers in the game, just as you learn from them how to lead your horse. You can use these abilities with your horses to, for example, ride faster for a short time, go instantly from standing still to a full gallop, and much more!
Are these magical powers?
No, at least not to begin with anyway. Our thought here is to try and make it so that the boosts you get are similar to the advantages you'd have if you were an extremely good rider in real life. You won't be able to constantly use the boosts, or use them all at once, so you'll have to be careful and tactical in your choices when you use them in a competition.
Sounds like racing is about to get a whole lot more exciting!
Yeah, absolutely! The championships and races are such an important part of the game, and we know there's lots we can do to improve them in the future.
So when can we expect all this awesomeness?
These are advanced features that require a lot of work and programming, so I can't really promise exactly when it'll all be done except to say that the My Stable features and special racing abilities will most likely be released at some point in 2016. Keep your eyes on the weekly news for more information as it comes out, because I think I've already said way too much! Haha!
You also mentioned improvements to sound and graphics and other things. Is there anything in particular you'd like to tell us about the stuff that'll be visually upgraded?
We're going to keep on working to improve and upgrade the older areas like Silverglade, and there'll be great graphic improvements for the game's lead characters. Alex, Lisa, Linda and Anne will gradually get a new look and new animations. I think there's a chance you might see a few concept art sketches of this stuff pretty soon...!
So exciting! Can't wait to see how they turn out! But, umm... Anne? You just said Anne...
Haha yeah! Does that mean she'll appear soon?
Umm... We'll see! There's a pretty good chance Anne may soon be reunited with the other Soul Riders so they can eventually reform their group in its entirety...
Marcus, we know you're busy developing the game and we should really let you get back to work, but we want to ask you about the lead characters in Star Stable. Will we get to know more about them? We got some new background on Alex in the latest story quests, after all...
Yes! We plan to give you all a lot more back-story around these important characters. We think it's really important for the players to learn as much as they can about the Soul Riders and that it's fun to get more info about them as well as about Jorvik in general.
Before you go, one last question. You said ages ago that there'd be some kind of nail salon function coming to the game. We haven't seen anything yet, so we're wondering what's happened to that idea?
Oh yeah! Umm. Nails. Yeah. So... James was supposed to open a manicure studio in Fort Pinta, but I don't actually know what happened to it... He must've messed it up as usual! I think we should try and open one up in the Mall instead in the near future, and make sure James has got nothing to do with it!
Wow so much stuff, I'll work through it in order.
So yesterday the beautiful new English thoroughbreds came to Jovik. They cost 890 sc (why is it all the new horses cost so much) and two are at Crescent Moon Village and thank god at least one is not in Epona, and is in Fort Pinta.
Well isn't this one the little beauty? I think he is very hansom. Not much to say if I'm honest, however, I thin he is just a bit too plain for me, but a very smart horse, I can see some clubs using this. 4/5
Well we haven't seen a pattern like this since the Arabians came out. It is nice to have it back. I was about to buy this, but when I looked at its mane and saw it is blue? I don't want a horse with a blue mane haha. Around game however I have seen people who have had the cleaver idea of putting the mane up so it looks fine. I most admit I wish I'd thought of this at the time. 3/5
Normally you see me hate the ginger horses. I often find the coat and the mane are too similar and just not enough colour across the horse. However this one has some lovely socks and a blaze which makes the colour a lot better. I see that the mane is also a different colour to the coat, a lovely surprise, I'm so happy with this horse I think I'll take him home! 5/5
Well come to the family Copperkiss, aka Can. I really like the size on the ETBs, however I'm not such I fan of the way their hind wiggles as you ride! I do, however, like the nice long strides and the smooth jump.
We also have two sets of tack to buy to match your new ETB, for me I didn't buy any as I found it too expensive, but I think they are quite nice. Especially if the saddle and bridal where worn with something else. Liking the way that tack now is starting to have 3 or even 4 colours on.
Welcome to my little space on the large internet where I can share my thoughts, views and fanfics! I am you 'normal' teenaged girl, who loves writing, gaming and horses. I've played Star Stable online since 2nd June 2014 and I am currently a level 20 player on Cupcake Valley where I hang about with Frosty Roses and my 18 pixel horses!
Disclaimer: All images and anything else to do with this blog are taken in the game Star Stable Online produced by Star Stable Entertainment AB. I have nothing to do with Star Stable and own none of their graphics. But I can tell you it is a great game and you should play it!