For people who like collecting the Druid sets, I think they'll like this set. But for me, it's too expensive for not enough content. But I would consider buying the saddle pad.
I was just sorting through my photos when I noticed that I didn't blog about the new tack that SSO released with the druid quests.
For me, any item above 100 sc, unless it is a horse, is too expensive. The saddle falls into that category and it's way too cartoony for my taste. It hasn't got enough detail or texture, which is a shame because it's quite nice otherwise. The bridle is ok but nothing very special. Just a common bridle (which a yellow-brown colour that I'm guessing is very hard to match with). My favourite piece of this set is the saddle pad. I love the symbol on it and, although it could have a bit more texture, it's pretty good. I think it's a really pretty colour and I love the gold bit at the bottom.
For people who like collecting the Druid sets, I think they'll like this set. But for me, it's too expensive for not enough content. But I would consider buying the saddle pad.
And then you arrive in "Cloud Land". No quests or anything, you just get there. It was, well, pretty boring. It was extremely slow - not enough space to run around in at all. All there was was two clouds (one filled up with tents) and a rainbow connecting them.
The only other thing in the whole area was a race which involved collecting horse shoes to earn xp. It basically just felt like the kind of game you get on your phone. The only good bit was your horse got wings but besides that it was very pointless and not as all relevant to the game.
So I'm not very happy with that update, if you couldn't tell. But besides that there was also the Easter update with Easter hunts and golden eggs. Although the shops had nothing new in them, there was a new Easter outfit which I actually really like this year and think looks really cool.
A predictably disappointing update.
What did you think of Cloud Land?
Almost off to sleep but there's time for me to hide in my cosy sofa corner and write about this! So, on the bus home, I saw this video that SSO posted on their IG. Here was a screenshot of it:
As you can see, this is some very poorly done, cartoony clouds with a rainbow. SSO made it clearly that this was coming to the game on Wednesday. I hope that it comes with quests but it seems that SSO is drifting away from horses and more going to 'rainbow unicorns'. I guess that's where the market is... Maybe the quests will be cool but currently I don't see the point of it in game.
Hello! Not a not to say besides the fact that I'm going to go ahead and play through the brand new quests! I was ultra excited for these so let's get started.
Yes, yes, lovely stuff now cut to the point.
Sure. Hurry up.
Sounds surprisingly boring!
Oh dear. So how do we find these starbreeds to replace Concorde? Herman?
Well, let's go and meet her.
Yay? Do I have a bond with Lovermagic? Well since you gave me no option for not loving a group of pixels...
Before I start on any serious training, can we just appreciate:
So cute! Ok, I will focus on finding the star breed...
Got one! Oh, it's not right? Well, we better go and look at Jorvik Stable.
Alright let's go. Ok, none in this field.
Um ok, what about the next paddock?
Found one! But it's still not right. How about we go on Moorland stable. Oh hello, it looks like Alex and May know each other.
Hm, or not. Ok, let's get a space cleared for this mother to give birth.
And here's Thomas Moorland. Did he mean to park in the Fortuna arch?
Ok well, I'll see you tomorrow!
The first day of quests were quite good but lacking in much story line (the second day is much better). I loved the foals and loved searching for them, it reminded me of old quests in druid training from a long time ago. I won't talk in too much detail until I play through the second day of quests on Tuesday.
So tired at the moment - it's been a hard week. I fell asleep downstairs so I'm just writing this as I close my laptop for the evening (I can hardly see straight). I just thought I'd update you guys! Tomorrow I have a big list of tasks, both SSO and IRL related but for now this is it. Good night! I can't wait to get online tomorrow and complete quests as well as getting some posts written.
Today's update was a lot bigger than expected with BRAND NEW story quests! I will warn you now that there may be hints of spoilers in this post but I won't be actually playing through any quests.
The first part of this week's update was the 'coming of Spring' (that sounds like something out of Brambly Hedge). This was a new loading screen and launcher screen. It looks like this:
It's very pretty but it's a bit too cartoony and not as detailed as the previous ones which was a bit disappointing. Oh well, Summer will come faster than I think!
Onto the main part of this update: the (totally unexpected) story quests. I have officially played through them all (they did take quite a while). I will not go into them in too much detail here because I will do that in a couple of days in another post. I do apologies for not being on top of posts recently, but I am trying my hardest to grab a spare 10 minutes to write. For me, this was the best part about the new quests:
But, for me and FR, I can officially say that the best part of the update was that you can now crouch where you want on SSO! I blogged about this earlier this year (on the 28th January) and said "Forget about needing a picnic, BBQ or chair, you could just sit on the floor" - well that now is a reality. All you have to do is press z (control on a Windows computer) and boom, you're crouching! If you then press w/ forward arrow, you can crouch and walk. It really is awesome and we've already used lit loads in events.
I'm actually so shook that this has become real!
Thank you all for reading & bearing with me.
I haven't really been watching SSO' series of Together, but I did look at this one because I've seen the girl's Instagram and I thought it looked really cool. But I was quite surprised by what I saw, have a watch:
It was a lot more serious than I thought it would be! All of the other videos have looked like they're just lovey-dovey we love horses kind of videos. But this one, although a message which has been repeated many times, was not. It was a lot more serious and it just surprised me. I wish that SSO would break out of their hearts and unicorns cage a little more and join the real world with real people that isn't always so perfect. So, for the first time, I actually enjoyed the episode.
Have you been watching the series so far?
So I was logging on today (just to update the calendar since I climb on a Monday) and while my laptop was loading I had a little thought. I was watching the tips of the day and thinking how useless they are:
I mean, how's that going to help anyone in their game play. So I started thinking, why shouldn't players submit their tips for the game? Things such as 'Looking for a place to hide from your friends? Try hiding in a rock' or something like 'Get stuck somewhere? Ask a friend to invite you to a group and then do a group race to get unstuck'. Just little things like that which I think would really help players. Everyone could send them in and then SSO could choose their favourite each day.
This would be a cool way to help all players as well as promoting the community (which is really need right now).
If you could give anyone a tip on SSO, what would it be?
So no post in a while... I have missed writing so much but life was getting on top of me last week. However, I'm 100% back to daily writing again on the blog so let's head into the latest outrage at SSO by the community.
SSO decided to introduce an automatic chat banning system. This means that if someone says certain filtered words (e.g. swear words) or spams the chat, they will get some form of sanction. This will either be a warning or a straight out banning from the game which may be anywhere between 3 and 10 days (as far as I've seen).
So what's the issue with this filter? Surely it's good that the chat is now a safer environment for everyone, right? Well I think wrong. I do agree in an automatic system for spammers because they're annoying and if you spam it's clearly something you do on purpose for attention but not for filtered words. Here's my issue: a word or phrase either will or will not get picked up by SSO's software as an offensive word or phrase. If it goes get flagged up, it will get filtered and the player will be blocked? Where is the sense in this? They haven't done any harm anyway as no one was able to see their offensive language. If they can say it and the filter doesn't pick it up then it won't get flagged up to chat ban them.
Also, that's not to mention the fact that SSO have managed to block plenty of players without any cause as the software is still in early stages. They should have done more testing before deciding to release a feature into the game that will cause so many issues for their customers.
Overall, I think that this was a bad idea by SSO, despite good intentions. It has ruined the experience of the game for a lot of people and I hope that they sort it out soon.
What is your opinion on this?
Hello there! Recently, I've left my SSO YT to rot but recently I've been thinking about bringing it back again. Over the last 3 days, I've put so much time and effort into a video. It's one of those "equestrian is a sport" videos but it's obviously based of Star Stable instead of clips of real horses. So far, I have 3 out of 5 clips filmed and found the music so I just need to get the other two filmed and edit them all to match the music nicely. Basically, I'm hoping to upload it tomorrow (13th March) and I'm super exciting to get in finished. Here are some clips from me editing it so far:
Well this is long due... Oh well, better late than never (although better on time than late). So here are the brand new quests at GED that were released last Wednesday. They will include SPOILERS so please do not read on if you do not want to see any spoilers.
Yay! That means I haven't got to do anything...Right?
Or not... Fine, I'll meet the weird dude at Jarlaheim so we can spy on Mrs Drake!
Errr... Hello to you too... OK, I have a place! Let's pretend to be boxes!!
Look who it is...
Channeling inner box - activate!
Oh there's someone coming. Oh God!?
HE'S NOT meant to be in these quests, GET OUT and go back to your questline! Dark Core is helping GED in return for money and GED giving them Herman? This is bad news, we better go and tell Mrs X.
I don't. We need to find Herman. NOW!
Ok, let's set up a road block.
Time to bust Herman out!
Oh no, they've noticed us. RIDE ASH, RIDE!
Hello everyone. Herman, these are the people who have been trying, and failing, to rescue you for the past 2 YEARS.
So there we have it, the GED quests. I didn't like the way the Darko was in the quest line as I enjoyed having GED as a separate set of quests to Dark Core rather than them all being mixed together. However, the animations were great, like how they have always been in the past with these quests. The race was crazy, I really enjoyed the mix of obstacles. It's great to finally have Herman back in game but, like I said, I wish that the GED and main story quest lines weren't getting mixed up. There was also some interesting animations with the box scene.
What did you think of the quests?
Wow, a pretty big update this week! I was very excited to get home and play through it. It was about time that we got Herman quests so I'm really happy that he's now rescued. I will be blogging about these quests in more detail but it takes a very long time to get that together and I'm just scraping together enough time to write anything at all.
As well as the new quests, we got three new horses added to the game - North Swedish horses. Last time, I really liked these horses so I was excited to be able to see some more of them. I just think they're the best that SSO has made recently and the texturing is so beautiful. There was one at Valedale and two at Firgrove, so I nipped around between those two places (doing a bit of training on the way) to look at the horses and here is what I think about them (bear in mind that I love the breed in general).
This one is very similar to one of the horses before, just without the speckles. Like it's twin previously, I am not so keen on the face due to 'clumpy' colours. In this light, this horse looks really beautiful and I love the colouring a lot. However, in other light it does look very purple (spoiler, you can't get purple horses) which apparently makes it very hard to match with any tack. This is a big pity because it is such a lovely horse.
Originally, I thought that this one would be my favourite. When I was reading through the new page in the cafe it just looked so much more beautiful than the other ones but now I'm not so sure. Although I love the colours, mane, body, featherings - almost everything, the face is a massive let down. It seems very empty and plane - like it needs more texture. I'm glad that it doesn't have a bright pink nose (such as some other SSO horses) but I just think there is something missing there that the horse would look better for having. However, besides the face it's a great horse.
This was actually the one that ended up being my favourite. Despite the colours not being my favourite (although I still quite like them) everything else makes up for it. The texture on the coat, the gradient on the feet, the mane, the shading on the face is perfect and the details at the face are lovely. I think that this horse was pulled of beautiful with everything being just right and looking fabulous together. I think I have my winner!
Overall, the horses weren't bad but I did prefer the previous one. However, there was still many great things about them (and some improvements to be made also).
The final part of the update was SSO fixing loads of bugs and adding in a way of seeing your wild horses colours in tack shops. It's nice to here about all those annoying bugs being fixed, but we haven't heard anything about the club name glitch yet - I hope it's fixed. Hopefully this will make the game easier to play for a lot of people.
Which of these horses is your favourite and why?
Sunlight streamed through the cracks between the shutters. Yes, I didn’t know that shutters still existed either until I moved here. Apparently, however, they do. In Mistfall, it is common practise to use shutters due to the state that the sea mist causes normal glass windows.
Immediately after noticing all of this, I pulled my head back under the thick woolen blankets and multi-layered sheets - it was freezing. I had always hated the cold, always opting for warmer Summer’s weather, but now I was trapped it it.
However, in my time so far at Jacey and Matt’s, I had learned a trick or two. Sleepily, I pulled my clothes under the covers and got changed (which takes more skill then you might think, try getting tight leather leggings on sitting down). Still, actually removing myself from the beg was freezing.
Jacey had set out a mug of steamy tea (it had a strange colour and taste which lead me to the suspicion that they made it with pine needles here) along with a bowl of porridge which had been topped in cloudberries which were in the shape of a smiling face. I wasn’t five for God’s sake. Despite my annoyance, however, food is food so I wolfed it down eagerly but I did make a point of removing the cloudberries and leaving them on the side.
When I had first come to leave with Mat and Jacey, I had done everything I could to get out of morning chores. Now, however, I had come to almost like them. It was quite calming in the morning to take all of the dirty tin bowls and mugs down to the spring to wash in the water there. Then, I had to make my bed and sweep the floor of the room before making sure all of the shutters were open (wasn’t it cold enough already?).
Normally, I hurried about these tasks but today I needed time to think. I needed to think about what had happened last night. About how Matt had been there for me and Mum hadn’t. Wasn’t your mum meant to be your greatest protector? Why wasn’t my mum like that? I watched the grains of porridge from the bowls drifting off down the lake where little tiny fish came along to nibble them. The fish here were nothing like out of the movies. They weren’t colourful, or big. All they were was little moving lines that dashed through the waters in groups and were a dull green-grey colour. Overall, not very exciting but they could still be fascinating to watch if they were being attacked by a bird or a larger fish. They would start to duck and dodge. Invisible singles would be sent through the group and, like magic, half would go one way and half would go the other just for them to loop back around and come back together. I hated to admit it, but it was sort of beautiful.
My hands were so cold after the washing that I held them in front of the fire at the ranger station for a solid 10 minutes before even considering moving. Warming your hands up on a fire is a funny business. First they’re too cold, and then they got too hot. However, the backs of your hands are still absolutely freezing while the fronts are boiling so you have to hold your hands at odd angles just to try and warm the hole hand up.
I sighed, every little thing just has to be difficult.
Hello! No promises about a post tomorrow because I have an exam tomorrow so I’ll be revising really hard tomorrow evening. I have another writing project in mind which will be twice weekly so I think that this will be my last Mistfall one.
I’ve had this poem in my head for ages so I thought I may as well with it down and post it. I know it’s very random but I just had to write it down. Would people be interest in more poems or are they not considered cool right now?
Near far, and near after,
Strange things lay in the water.
Lurking in the deep murky tides
Of Fort Pinta, there is a great surprise.
Tourist, I wouldn’t put your toe there,
Something may catch you unaware!
Or you might just find the ocean dyed red,
And that you have ended up dead.
No, please, don’t walk along the wooden beam!
Things are not all as perfect as they would seem.
All it takes is one wrong move while you’re having a lark,
And you’ve been eaten by the FORT PINTA SHARK!!!
(I know poetry isn’t meant to be cool. Ok!)
Fashionably, this is online a week and a half late. Yay? So, rather than writing a blo about my post, I thought that I'd just link this video made by the amazing Fluffy Anny (if you're ever looking for play throughs of quests, her channel is the place to go):
So what did I think of the quests? Although I was grateful for the xp that they gave, I was actually pretty disappointed. I admit that I expected more from the quests than what I got. There were no good animations in the whole thing, which made it feel pretty flat and boring. The quests went on forever, making them feel tedious, boring and like a chore. Trying to get the votes from everyone just, in my opinion, took too long and I didn't find it enjoyable having run around Jorvik forever for each person. However, i will say that it was pretty cool to finally be able to interact with the Dundull stable, since we hadn't previously met the owner.
It was nice to see the feminist mention about councilMEN which is something that I have previously contacted SSO, and blogged, about, so I'm very happy that we now have a female leader in Dundull! I'm not trying to say there's anything wrong with male leaders, but I just think that there should be an equal balance of both male and female leaders around. So that was pretty nice to see and it's also great that SSO are educating people about elections and how corrupt they can be.
Overall, the message behind these quests were great but the actual quests were not so. What did you think of these quests?
3 years ago I was wandering Steve's Farm in the dead of night to find three people standing together all in "Frosty Roses". When it was just a few hours old, I joined that club and, from the start, I knew that I'd joined a crazy welcoming bunch of idiots. Three years on, most of the original idiots have moved on from FR but the atmosphere of the club is the same. I may have gone from member to owner, but the club still feels like the one that I joined 3 years ago.
Before FR, I remember thinking how lucky people were to own big clubs and how sad it was that I was never a lucky one. Well, about 4 months later I remember thinking how strange it was that I had been lucky enough to get a chance in this amazing club just because I was in the right place at the right time. And yes, it hasn't all been plain sailing. For both good and bad reasons, I broken down into tears about this club (first time it disbanded and when I got co owner being the most unforgettable). It has made me excited, nervous, angry, happy, hyper, stressed and every other possible emotion that happens from hanging out with a crazy bunch of humans for 3 years.
Today, we replicated one of FR's first events (which a whole 4 people turned up to). I love this club so much and I'm very excited to be writing this for our 4th birthday next year!
Another Wednesday, another update. Just a little notice: I will no longer be posting about the Wednesday updates on Wednesdays. This is purely because I am very busy Wednesday nights and never have the chance to sit down and write (like I'm lucky enough to currently have the chance to do). This was a very nice little update, so let's go straight into it.
Firstly, we are finally able to remove our hat and gloves in game. You have no idea how long I've waited for this! No more trying to find hats to match my outfit, I can just take them off. I think the hair looks great but the hands do need a bit more texture as currently they look a bit weird, but I still love the feature.
The second main part of this update was three new running pet foxes, found in Dundull. Here they are:
My favourite is probably the white one, followed by grey followed by brown-grey. It's the same thing as with all foxes. They're very sweet and the way they run around with you is lovely, but they're too expensive. These ones cost 249sc, 349sc and the most expensive pet of all time (the white one), 549sc. I think that that's a rip off - there are a lot of awesome horses you can get for that much. Due to the fact that it runs, I'd accept anywhere below 300 as "ok" but any more than that is ridiculous.
A decent update if you ignore the prices on the foxes. Did you get a new fox?
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!