What do you think about them?
Oh yes, I know people have been wondering where the Li rant on the Hanoverian but here it is. Before I start, let’s have a look at the horse.
Well, it looks quite like a Lippi but in fairness, there isn’t THAT MUCH differentiation between some horse breeds so fair is fair. But the white one is so plastic - it lacks so much detail. Honestly, it looks like a children’s cartoon character, not the horses on the beautiful game I started playing. The brown one isn’t as bad but it’s still quite plastic. Many players are annoyed at this new horse and have been having little rants on social media or giving feedback to SSO, asking for more detailed horses. SSO have been deleting people’s comments on their post if they’re negative towards the new horse but at least it means the team has seen them so hopefully they’ll look at it and change it before it enters the game on Wednesday. I think they should else few people are going to buy them. There’s nothing special about them that makes me want to buy them, they look so similar to other horses. I wish SSO had spent more time on this breed to make it their own.
What do you think about them?
SPOILERS (again). In the last Story Quest, we were told that we will be going into Pandoria to rescue Anne as she’s now too far in for the primeval tree to get her. This is really cool because Pandoria will be a whole new area which might be our main area for the year. What are my hopes for it? Well, I hope that it will be rather like the SSL games but my main hope is that we will be able to go to it after the quests have ended. I certainly don’t want it to only go there once! I hope that there will be some kind of daily left there that we can do so the joy or story quests last longer.
But what do we know for sure will be in this new place? Well, if you check your discovered areas (and you should - you can find a lot browsing through there), you will find something that looks like this:
Obviously, this is where we’ll need to go to rescue Anne. The “Agent of the Darkness” makes me think that we’ll have to fight them to get to Anne. I hope for a cross between fighting the GED guards and running from Shadow Creature things. Also this island is floating. Maybe we’ll just have to “hop” up to it but I hope very much that our horse will grow wings again - it would be cool to see them. I hope that next time we’ll be about to control our horse flying but maybe that’s too much extra programming.
I hope (I’ve said that 6 times now) that the quests will come this year but maybe not.
What are your hopes for the new story quests?
Heyy! I just wrote this. It’s how Justin Moorland felt through the quests. It’s quite jittery but I hope you enjoy.
“My name is Justin Moorland, my name is Justin Moorland, my name is Justin Moorland,” I think to myself, trying to stop the realms of fabrication draw a curtain over reality. Coming home to my father had been the easy bit. Every moment I was jolted back to my previous life. I awoke every night screaming as images of the horrible things I’d done with my Grandfather and he’d done to me surfaced. I NEEDED this help from the druids. It wouldn’t be like it had been at Dark Core and, I could trust you right? You would never hurt me.
I have heard of Elizabeth before. She’s a hippie up in Valedale that still believes in the old ways. But you speak softy to her and she speaks softy back. I’m glad my Father isn’t allowed to come. I want him as far away from this madness as possible. I see Elizabeth walking up the path and feel everything starting to go fuzzy. I. Really. Can’t. Think.
I sort of lose it then. I was just a boy living in a stable and now there are secret stone circles. Of course. Of course! I tell you so and you offer me a ride up to it on your horse. I nod, mounting up and nodding goodbye to my father. As the horse moves under me, I feel safe - secure. Riding reminds me of times with my father. Care free times, frolicking in the sun at the beach when I hadn’t a care in the world. Besides impressing Loretta, of course.
A blinding flash happens before I feel the world go calm around me. Suddenly, everything makes sense and I am at one with myself before we’ve arrived in the strangest - no - one of the strangest places I’ve been in.
There’s a..talking squirrel who says he wants to arrest me. A talking squirrel?!
“Why am I talking to a talking squirrel?” I ask.
He yells back saying that that that will affect my sentence. I laugh. A talking squirrel. Magic. Portals. It was all too much. Men with hidden faces start to leave me away.
Hidden faces. Dark Riders. Dark Core. No. No. NO! They can’t. They can’t do this to me.
“Please, please, please,” I beg but they do no heed. We walk away from you, away from the soul riders and away from good. I feel the fabrication of Garnok, of evil, take over.
Ahh, the days slip past so quickly these days. I need to sleep - now. I'm forcing myself not to write a blog post because if I do I'll be hear for hours when I just need to sleep.
I'm very proud of myself right now that I managed to edit this video today. Well, here's the video if anyone has a free 13 minutes to watch it.
I think it's cool that they are showing that Justin didn't just walk out of the Dark Core base unharmed and that the Druids aren't happy with him either. It's a really cool quest line that actually reminds me a bit of the Shadow Hunter books for some reason. There wasn't actually a lot of story. It short it was just "Arrest Justin and tell you that we're going to find Anne". I have no issue this this happening because I can't wait to see Anne! I expect that it's coming soon but more on that over the weekend. I think it was a bit of a filler quest but I'd rather a filler quest than no quest at all so I'm not that bothered if truth be told. The quests were quite simple, no particularly amazing animations but I like the way they're starting to take Loretta's feelings into account. It's funny that we aren't allowed romance between players but it's fine with NPCs!
What did you think of the new quest lines?
This was not expected at all, STORY QUESTS! But first, little disclaimer: this post WILL include spoilers about the quests but WON’T show an exact quest replay so read at your own risk.
Before I did the quests, I looked at this brand new set of clothes. I really love them as they are the perfect picture of “Valedale” and it’s something that I would actually wear in game. I just love it all really. The hat is in my second favourite style - beanie - (my favourite being Western). The tunic is a really pretty and isn’t the classic puffy dress but it isn’t a shirt either. Just nice simple brown gloves and trousers. And I love the way that the boots have fleece on to show that it’s up North and colder but also have the green vine to show that Valedale is a place of flowers and nature.
I think a lot of thought have gone into these but the price was just too much to get on my main account. The tunic alone was 149 sc (not available in Jorvik Shillings) and it’s about 400 sc to get the whole set so I might get it on an alt where I don’t care about the money that much. I’ve now taken too long talking about clothes when the most important thing in this update is the story quest.
I think it’s really cool that they show that Justin hasn’t walked away from his time at Dark Core unharmed and that Fripp and the Druids aren’t happy with him either -coughs loudly that there may be fan fiction coming-. It seems like Justin is almost possessed by Garnok and I really love this part of the quest line. And can we just talk about the fact that Anne is coming! I. Can’t. Wait. FINALLY Anne is coming to join us hopefully in the next story quest update when we will get to go through to Pandora.
I haven’t yet edited the video of the story quests (which I will do tomorrow) and I will write a separate post about my hopes for Pandoria.
The final thing is that the amount of REP you get in the Sun circle dailies and the Pandoric Cracks has increased which is a bit annoying for players who worked hard on it (COUGHS, another post is coming there, so much post inspiration from this update) but I guess it would take too long for the newer players to work through the story quests.
What did you think of the update?
I’ve said before that my favourite things about the Madison quests is the animation, but did you know what exact animation? It’s the animation that all of the characters get a different walk so here are my top three characters favourite walk.
First it’s Madison’s happy skip. It just shows what a care free character she is and it reminds me of myself when I was younger and skipping used to be my only speed!
Next is Carl’s waddle. He walks with bent knees and small steps which adds to his goofy, stupid sidekick demeanour.
Finally is Anastasia. She does the typical girly walk (which I have never seen in my life) with her hands in front and her hips wiggling. This shows that she is the shop crazy girl.
I think that little details like this are really cool and add depth to the character. What do you think?
SSO posted a photo of this hat on their Instagram. Looking at the question marks coming from it, I think that it's probably a quest that won't come up and , I'm guessing, we'll have to find who the hat belongs to. I hope that there will be lots of little quests like this added to Jorvik as there currently are 4 hidden quests around the game but most players have done them already. I hope SSO will add a load more. Even if they're simple, it's XP and it will be fun trying to find them all!
Urg, mornings are the worse. Sitting up, I looked around mine and Joe’s den where we’d fallen asleep. I’m Hanna Jarlasson by the way! I live on the farm with my Dad, Grandma, brother Joe and then Uncle and his daughter, my cousin, Lisa. Joe and I built a little den at the top of the silo to get away from Lisa. When you live an a little island with only your family, you don’t get much privacy. We might as well all live in one house because we wander in and out of each others without invitation.
My neck hurt so much from where I’d been lying on the floor all night.
“Mug shot!” called my brother Joe, waggling his J-Phone triumphantly in my face. I sighed, wishing he’d grow up even though I’m younger.
Through the open window, the smell of pancakes wafted into the room, passed my picture of Mum before she died and into our noses -causing our mouths to water in anticipation.
“Joe, Hanna, breakfast,” Grandma called.
We reached down the rope, giving ourself rope burn in the process. Oh well, our hands were tough from it happening every morning.
Once we’d exited the silo, Grandma passed both of us a plate with two sealed pancakes on. Just like every morning, one was egg and bacon while the other was filled with berries. Balancing the pancakes and the big mugs of strong Jorvik tea, we sat by the sea to eat breakfast. Joe put a few crab lines down to lure any unsuspecting crabs that were hanging about the rocks. Still in our nightclothes, we flicked water at each other and eat our way through our breakfast until there was nothing left but two sticky plates and two empty mugs.
Knowing it was time to start on chores, we washed up the dishes and went back to our shared bedroom in our own house to make our two little beds. As busy as bees, we fed the horses and I went to visit the sheep. Then we both set to work weeding and tending to the crops.
Soon it would be time to start school and my morning would be over.
For a long time now I’ve played SSO without sound. I found that sound gave me a headache and annoyed the other people int he room while I was playing. But I have recently started rediscovering SSO sound. I don’t like the ambient sound or the effects but I do love the music. So, here are my sound settings!
As predicted by much of the SSO community, today was the return of the Fort Pinta Beach Party. There’s not a lot for me to do as I’m maxed with the rep and I’ve done the quests before but I guess doing them again gets that XP that I need! It’s a really nice little event on SSO actually, a race, daily and somewhere to dance in all of those Summer parties - I know we have at least one planned in FR.
But, I was actually really excited about the other part of the update - Chinese Lanterns! I thought that it was so cool that you release a lantern and then, for a minute or two, all of the other players can see the lantern that you put into the air. To unlock the lanterns you need to speak to Kylie Summerbreeze and do a quest that gets you 10XP.
You then unlock the lanterns and you can buy them really cheap, two for 2 star coins or 18 Jorvik Shillings (I feel like a salesman). You can get them in orange, purple, green and, my person favourite, red.
I just think it’s so cool that the community can come together in this way and make beautiful display in the sky. It really shows how much SSO has now come along that they can make things like this. With lot of XP up for grabs and plenty to see, I count this as a great update!
On the 12th of July, 2015, I was reading Alicia Starnight’s blog and I loved it. After hours of scrolling through the pages, I thought of recreating my SSO blog that I made a couple of months before and now, here it is! It’s so weird knowing that I have 200 readers - honestly if you’re reading this thank you so much. Blogging is a bit of an escape from the hassle of IRL. Almost everyday, I take 10 minutes to sit down and have a little rant or just have my say on what I want. So I thought I’d show you a few blog posts “through the ages” and I (hope) you’ll see how I’ve changed, this is word for word, awful spelling and grammar included! This is a nice little walk down memory lane for me so I hope that you enjoy as well.
“Set up a wonderful little fair full of food and a bonfire. Perfect for all those Summer Parties and weddings that are sure to be happening around this time of year !! There is even a Green pole to do some rather unusal dancing around! There is also a shop” - My first post, 12th July 2015, Midsummer Festival
“Ummm.... yh...... beach glasses? Beach googles? Snow Googles? Yh. I will buy these when the snow falls on Jovick. They will be perfect!” - 26th July 2015, reviewing clothes.
“Well I'll probally be up on a mountain today!” - 11th August 2015, yes, that is literally the whole post.
“Look at this, a gimps into the West side of the map. In a few weeks they will open the South section, but I found this beautiful. I love the trees. I love the trees everywhere, and I love that each place have a slightly different tree. No doubt I will be talking about the merits of each tree when Fort Moria! I hope this area will come with Jovick City! “ - 24th October 2015, I was talking about different trees in game.
“With all these new horses out I bet lots of you are having second thoughts on buying the first set of Icelandics. Well here is a little 100 star coins to help you save up again ДедМороз.” - 9th January 2016, I was talking about different trees in game.
“Much to everyone's surprise I decided to run a Western event. Western riding in the game is often just looked over, and people normally do Cross Country, dressage and show jumping, which are all forms of English riding. Like English riding there are many forms of Western. We normally do Pole bending and barrel racing. But I taught everyone some trail and reining. It went very well and we got n event I'd planned for an hour in 45 minutes.” - 14th April 2016, Western event
“It seems that it was forever ago that I wrote my last post. I’ve been playing tennis all week and I get home and I flop on the sofa. Then I log on to see my little frosty buds (ie the club I am in, Frosty Roses), then I’m so tired I sleep. I’ve seen the update and I’m looking forward to do it tomorrow when I should have a bit more time. I’m actually quite excited for more quests over on South Hoof as it’s been a while. However, I’m a lifetime vegetarian (never had meat) so fishing isn’t my thing!” - 17th August 2016, Update review
“It can take a very long time to find the perfect outfit and looks good together. You spend 30 minutes running across the map for clothes and piecing it together. You go to stand at Steve’s with your friends before logging off. You can back on to find, to your horror, that one of those friends is being complemented on your outfit. They took 3 minutes to make it because all they had to do it get the clothes, not actually design it. That is creative work that you have taken.” - 19th December 2016, ranting about outfit copying
I think I’ll stop there as I haven’t really changed much since then. Weirdly, in the past year I’ve barely changed. I can read the posts and still remember writing a lot of them. I think my writing has improved somewhat but not by leaps and bounds, as it did in the beginning. Well, I have some club photos to edit so tara!
We’ve had a few stores being converted to “Mall style”. All of the new ones and the holiday stores have taken on the new style which I actually really like. It allows you to sort what you’re buying but also to see it properly which helps to make outfits etc. Well, today I noticed that the shop in VD has now randomly taken to being a “mall style” for no seeable reason. Does is mean that more places are going to become like this? I hope so! Do you?
So it's taken long enough to make the quest overview for this and it's because I hate doing them (I mean taking all of the photos and piecing them together, I love making up sassy come backs) because it's just so much work. But, I love looking back on them so I'll be grateful if I do it now! Let's go.
No not really, but I want XP.
Excellent, I think you should just call the police but whatever, why should my opinion matter. Oh hello Erik's family!
Oh, so now I'm not wanted. Fine, I'll just go buy ice cream and see the cat what is totally relevant to the quest line.
Oh you don't say.
Actually a pretty decent idea.
Ok, let's go and see her then while the rest sort out a boat to collect the horses when we rescue them.
I know right, anyone would think they're just pixels... Hey, nice colour!
Thanks for helping, I'm heading back to the ice cream parlor now. Oh... Look who it is...
Ok, I'm going to hide like a creepy stalker.
Hey Madison! Come back! Fine, I'll follow him like a creepy stalker. Oh hello, it's Mr Anwir and he doesn't look happy.
God Carl, everyone knows that you should have got him chocolate and not rum and raisin - no one likes rum and raisin.
Madison, what are you doing?
Ok. Hey, is that Nightdust? STOP MADISON! I'm not helping you if you -
Ok, I'll help you.
There were 5 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall and if one grey guard should accidentally fall..
There'd be 4 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall.
There were 4 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall and if one grey guard should accidentally fall..
There'd be 3 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall.
There were 3 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall and if one grey guard should accidentally fall..
There'd be 2 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall.
There were 2 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall and if one grey guard should accidentally fall..
There'd be 1 grey guard chasing Madison around the stall.
But he's a tough cookie and we can't get him so he runs off to his boss.
-Coughs- One little girl and one woman. Now I'll just get back to my dog sitting duties like the unthanked person I am.
From this quest you get quite a nice dress. I found the quests really long and, at times, boring. They didn't have much plot line and seemed like filler quests, but at least they were quests. Plus, the animation was awesome - really though. it was so cool to watch some of the cut screen. They've swapped content for quality and although I prefer content, quality is still really really aweomse!
Sometimes it feels like everything is messed up, like all is lost. You feel as if you’ve tripped into a never ending tunnel of darkness and there’s nothing you can do to stop falling. You are just an unwilling piece in the puzzle that will end human life as you know it.
At least that’s how I feel. My name's Jessica and you probably know me? No? Well, I’m a model, a rider and a Protector. I’ve done bad stuff - like messing with Anne’s photos - but I did my community service at Silverglade Equestrian centre and now horses are my life.
When Mr Sands asked me to become a protector I was beyond thrilled. It turns out that wealth and power isn’t just my family’s heritage but also magic. Our father, Garnok, gave us power in order to one day set him free so he can restore the world to the peaceful place it once was. No more wars, no more hunger. It was Aideen’s power to bring life and Garnok’s to bring happiness.
Their love was the most beautiful thing in the world. Their compassion was beyond even basic facts like that he was a God and she a Druid. Breaking all of the rules, they made a land called Jorvik by Aideen transforming a barren rock into a hive of life and Garnok filled it to the bring with happiness and joy. The land bubbled with the very iridescence of perfect and wonder.
Until the God and the Druid declared a might battle against each other. They say it lasted for days. Lightning, thunder and the heavens split open to deluge the land, not in rain, but in fire. She won and my beloved father was cast to the depths of the ocean, portrayed as an evil monster. He called for his fellow God’s help but they laughed at the irony that he came to the Earth to help it, however now he was the one needing the club.
Gone are the days when the "soul riders” rule Jorvik. I’m a Protector, more commonly known as a Dark Rider, and I want to bring love and happiness back to this island. Aideen is dead - she was mortal; Garnok is still here, he’s God. As the world sitcoms to the terrible consequence of human nature, only he can help and we must help him to help us.
So remember little soul rider, history is never written truthfully…
For what must be over a year now, I've had the same ponytail hair style. It was cheap but I fell in love with the simplicity of it. However, about 2 weeks ago I've noticed I've been using a different style on my alts because I really really like it. So why wasn't I using it on my main account? Well, now I am! I really like the style, it's cheap (important), it's brown (important) and I don't see lots of people with it (unlike that one from Jarla). So, here it is!
I still wish that we got to keep our old starters, but here the new ones are. Lots of people have loved the update and, don't get me wrong, the horses are beautiful, I'm considering buying an old morab or something, but I'd just like to keep my old one because this isn't the horse I started the game with and I'm sentimental. Well, here's a before and after.
The main change I think is the shape of the face which now looks like a lippi. I like the lippis but still it's a bit annoying that they didn't give it more character. I'm useless at comparing gaits and I actually didn't notice any difference...opps! I do really like the horse though, it's just really pretty, I just wish i had a choice in getting it rather than it being forced upon me.
SSO also updated a few other things in game including the trailers, sign posts, chores board and more. I've only found four things so far but there's bound so be more so if you know any others, please let me know!
Of the little new things in game, I like the new details and how that's more realistic but I wish that the colours were more natural and the textures less cartoony. It was okish, there were good things and bad things and I'll certainly miss my old starter...
But to cheer everyone up, you do like that you can now buy the "Team Star Stable" jacket in the mall right?
So SSO has released a survey that you can fill in things about the game in. Find the link here.
The survey has lots of things including:
1. Basic information on your player, when you started, how you found the game
2. How you access SSO news
3. What platforms you use
4. Which updates you want
5. How important different things are in game
It was a really cool survey and there was so much I wanted to say and certainly a lot that I want in game. So, to include it all I made a little video (as you can see below). I think it’s so cool that we have a chance to voice our own opinions and that SSO are listening to what we, the players, say. Weather and carriage things are things that the community has been campaigning for so it’s cool that they might be coming! Oh, and don’t forget about dressage…!
Did you do the survey? If so, what did you put for your favourite updates and why?
So, SSO hinted at this yesterday and today here it is. The announcement of a new look starter horse. So here it is:
So what have they done? They’ve made the gaits smoother and given the horse a more natural shape, which is good. I do really like it. They’ve also updated all other horses that had this shape.
But, I really want to keep my old one. There’s so much hate going around in the community about people saying this but I don’t really care - it’s true. Lovemagic has looked like that for over 3 years and I’d like a say in how he is going to look in the future. I wish that we had a choice about the new starters like how people’s old arabs weren’t just updated. I guess it just would be awkward with the new starters joining. But it does feel like SSO are erasing all of their past to make the game more marketable. Well, they are a company I guess.
So, when will we get these updates? Well, they said very soon so in the next update or the one after that? I’m getting my memory photos and videos ready for the next update!
What do you think about the new horses?
Ever been out of horse name ideas? Well, Connie Misthill has this fabulous video on hand to help!
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!