- Click on the adjust button
- Drag the contrast right up, your photo will now look awful
- Drag the brightness up to match Jorvik in the day time! Be sure not to drag it too far.
And here is the finished product:
As a night owl, I often take photos late in the evening and the lighting on SSO is awful. I don't like posting them unedited anywhere because they just look bad so here is a little guide to editing them on Weebly! It's very simple and short but I hope it will be helpful. Here was the before picture:
Ok, now open the Weebly editor (you can find this once you have uploaded a photo to the website). Follow these steps:
And here is the finished product:
It's still better to take photos in the daytime but this way means that late owls, like me, can still have nice photos to upload online. I hope this is useful for anyone who was unsure on how to do it - good night!
I’m so happy with how FR’s website is looking at the moment. I think it just looks so sleek and perfect for FR: I’m thinking of giving the theme to my personal blog as well. When it comes to choosing a theme, I suggest keep it simple. Choose 2/3 main colours (if it’s three, make one a ‘natural’ colour) that go together well. You’ll often find plain images look slicker unless you’re a really good editor. Choose a theme on Weebly (if you use Weebly) that makes you excited to write on it. I’m currently going with an orange theme, with hints on brown. It doesn’t need to be complex, but the colouring on the background, header and font makes a good difference. Black vs grey font for example. Have a play, and I’m sure something will just “work”.
Yesterday was a bit emotional for me. Every year, FR has taken a photo at the birthday cake for SSO's birthday. Every year since 2015 and jesus the club had changed. I'm not talking about the visual changes of more people, I'm talking about the actual players in the club. I'm talking about the club as a whole. 2015 was a very hard time for FR but on the 1st February 2016, we became a more stable club that didn't disband. On the 30th November 2016, I took over the running of FR. I want to make a video about this tomorrow because it was a very difficult time for myself and for the rest of the club. We now had the 'official owner' (me) and V, the old owner, in the same club, which didn't really work. We both were trying to own and it caused a lot of clashes between ourselves. On the 14th January, V made her own club, RR. 25 of FR member went to join and 25 stayed in FR - it truly was the dividing of the club. But since then some of those members have come back (I've been told that RR was an amazing club, but it had a short life due to various circumstances) and many many more amazing people have joined FR since. People that are now even leaders in the club. People who make up the very heart and soul of FR how we know it. And do I wish it had happened? I don't know. The testing of the sword makes is stronger and yes, it was hard. Yes, I wanted to give up. But I knew that at the end, everything would be good and I'm very happy to say I was right. I miss the old FR, but I think that everything happens for a reason and the 'newer' FR is the future and I love them very much. What I want to say is keep going and tell yourself that things WILL get better, I promise, they will.
!**All photos in this post have been taken from the SSO website**!
It’s a frequently asked question, which is the best horse in game? Well, I’m hopefully going to help answer that question. Firstly, according to stats, all horses have the same speed. There’s a lot of speculation about this, but for now we’ll go with this being true. So I’ll be looking at the jumping and turning ability of the horses. Jumping from the strength stat and turning from the agility and discipline stat. I’ll also choose the horse with the best jumping while having the best turning. However, I think it’s a lot more important to be able to turn in races with exceptions of certain races such as New Hillcrest where you have to jump over the water.
The best jumping horses are the North Swedish horses and the Shires, both with 5 in endurance.
For turning the best horses are the Akhal-Teke, Arabian, English Thougherbread, Hanoverian, Stella Francais all with 3 in agility and 2 in discipline.
The horse with the best in both is a Haflinger with 4 in strength, 2 in agility and 2 in discipline.
I think that that means when choosing your horse for a race, think “in the race do I need to jump a long way” such as over water. Most of the time you don’t. If you need hight, the stat, in my opinion, doesn’t help much, you just need to jump in the right place. If you need to jump a long way, use a Haflinger. But the rest of the time, use an Akhal-Teke, Arabian, English Thougherbread, Hanoverian or a Stella Francais!
Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I’m still away for the second week now so I hope I’ll have a good one and you too. Today I wanted to talk about training motivation and how you can get motivated. So, let’s go!
1. Make a “training chart”. This has been a bit of a thing recently that everyone has been doing. You make a table of all your horses with 15 squares next to each and when you’ve training it up a level, you fill in a square. Some people really want their table filled in.
2. Don’t buy a new horse until the previous one is trained. You need to be strict with yourself to stick to this rule but if you do then the motivation of buying a new horse will keep you training.
3. Make a regular training session to train as a group, peer pressure will force you into it!
I don’t see many bloggers in the community and I’ve been thinking about the reason and I think I’ve found it. Blogging is harder than IG or YT. Last week I got 5,500 views on my blog WHICH IS CRAZY so I thought it was time for me to share some.
1. Never upload something you’re not happy with. I used to spend ages on posts I didn’t enjoy and I hated the results just because I thought people would like it (even though I had like 3 readers).
2. Blog what you enjoy. I like reading bloggers whose personality shines through their writing because they LOVE what they’re writing.
3. Write what you think. Lots of bloggers tend to be quite close with SSO so they don’t write their actual opinions, they write what will please SSO. I write what I think but at first I didn’t and I wish I did but I do know!
4. Find a time that works for you to write. I only like writing around 10 - 12 at night - that’s what works for me. Some people enjoy writing in the morning, at lunch, when they get home from school - any time.
5. Just get started. I’m guessing most people reading this haven’t got a blog. Well just make one and just enjoy it. Go, now. Get blogging!
Here’s a little tip for all aspiring club owners. Make time for people. Love your club. Each individual person. Love them and fight for them. You’re allowed to get annoyed at them. You’re allowed tell them off for causing issues. But in the end, if anyone insults, hurts or otherwise a member of your club, your family, you HAVE to have that almost maternal instinct to “fend them off” and cheer up your club members. It makes me sad when a member of my club is sad. But it makes me happy when we’re all joking around. If you chuck 50 teenagers in a club together there will be drama - get over it. Your aim should be that at the end of drama both parties feel that you dealt with it fairly and that they’ve learned their lesson but that you don’t love them any less for it. Make time for people regardless of who they are in the club - their rank. Love your members like you’d love your family and in return they’ll love the club and each other and you. THAT’S the way to a “successful” club - nothing else.
BrA/N Wow so weebly wasn’t working on Wednesday which is really annoying. If you’re seeing this, it means that weebly has started working tomorrow (Thursday) I’m very annoyed but it won’t let me log in! Update: I managed to get in after an hour on trying, finally!
Hello and surprisingly today was the Easter update. Now, I’m going to visit family tomorrow so I’ll have no internet therefore I am scheduling posts for the rest of the week. My fan fiction isn’t completed so I’ll finish it this weekend and upload it on Monday. But now onto Easter!
Firstly there was the normal golden eggs and mini egg hunts. The golden eggs are in the same areas at last year so find a 2016 map. They are, however, in different places for different people. Tomorrow, I’ll complete my egg hunting (no I won’t, thanks to weebly I’ll do that when I get back) and upload a map along with which egg gets you what! But today I did do the mini eggs so here is a list of the mini egg hunts in an order that is useful for running around the map and what each one gets you!
★ Harold in Silverglade Village - Bread
★ Barney at Silverglade fields - a hay bale
★ Mrs Holdsworth in Moorland - Flora Spring dressed
★ The Security Guard in Fort Pinta - Colourful Easter Western bridal
★ Iris in Aideen’s Plaza - Mesh Purple Sweater (that’s actually a shirt)
★ Leonardo in Governor’s Fall - Easter egg
★ Klaus at Cape West Fishing Village - 3 x orange
★ Ewa at Golden Leaf Stables - 2 x banana
★ Jasper in Golden Hills Valley - hay bale
★ Carney at the Winery - Easter egg
★ Landon at Silverglade fields - 2 x grapes
★ Avalon in Valedale - Easter egg
★ Felicity in Firgrove - Carrots
Also, the normal Easter time shops (with a mall like revamp - I’m not too sure if I like it or whether I think it’s cute) reappeared with something awesome for your saddle pad along with a cute new kitty from Freja. Also they’re making it so that you can transfer one foal onto multiple accounts - awesome apart from the fact that I don’t like the foal app much. SSO have brought out Haflingers on the app but as I hate Haflingers and I can’t see whether I’d like the horse when it’s older, I’m not getting involved!
Hello! Some people have been asking when I’ll get back to writing fan fiction on Sunday and the fact is that I won’t until I have one planned out. I know that I want it to be about Silverglade Equestrian centre and that I want people to send in characters to use but that’s all I know. But what goes into planning a piece of fan fiction? Well this is my planning process.
1. Get the initial flare down. Whatever my inspiration is I get it down. If it’s a photo, sentence, basic idea (“girls at Silverglade Equestrian centre”) I write it down so that I don’t lose it. I get a lot of flares so I need to be able to come back later and start using it.
2. Write out the basic plot line. I normally have this very long, over one and a half A4 pages. You just write what happens. E.g. “Kitty does the soul rider test. She sees Welsh and translates it into finding a door. She then meets Avalon outside”.
3. If I get any ideas for certain sentences in here then I just put them in inverted commas by the text.
4. I then make a character profile for each character regardless of how big a part they play. To do this I have a text thing I go through and answer the questions on and then I always find a photo because it helps me vision what is happening.
5. Next I start writing out the text. If it’s longer I do an expanded plan before I write it out but for SSO fan fictions I just write it.
6. I always stop if I have writers block - never force it.
7. I then use my mac speaker thing to check for most mistakes.
8. On more important things I leave it a few days before reading the whole story again.
Doing this helps your stories make more sense and flow. However, sometimes it’s fun just to delve into the writing!
And I'm home! It's great to be back and I have spent the day with the club as well as doing my horse market quests and swapping wishes with Santa! I'm very tried but still the day has flown past. I was going into my home stable when I wondered about why I was at SGEC. It was then that I thought about making a flow chat for where you should have your home stable! Obviously, it won't be 100% right and I can think about other reasons that you'd want to be at places, eg if you liked bone hunting you might want a hs in Valedale. I've also aimed this at people on servers where Steve's Farm is the social capital for the server. I really enjoy making these so I think I'll make one for which NPC are you most like!
Since I made the chart, I got my current home stable - Silverglade Equestrian Centre. What did you get?
As many of my friends know, I rarely spend Star Coins on anything other then horses and stable care. Here are some tips for saving them:
1. Only buy a horse when you’re up to a certain amount. Eg, only ever buy a horse if after buying it you’ll have 1000 star coins left.
2. Get clothes and tack with Jorvik Shillings. You can earn these while talking to your friends rather then talking to them while standing around!
3. Obvious one, train horses yourself rather then using a horse trainer.
4. Buy stable care in one day blocks and buy it every other day! Green face horses, rich owner.
5. Or you can just care for all of your horses, your choice!
6. For things that you can only buy with Star Coins give yourself an allowance. “Each month I will only spend 200 star coins apart from on horses and stable care”
Enjoy your star coins!
I thought I’d help some people and clear this up. Yesterday everyone had all of their horses given a smiley face! However, you need to care for your horses everyday to maintain this. You can either make your poor stable girl do both the pasture and the stable or you have to bring all your horses back and give them the loving care and attention that they need!
About 3 months ago I added the idea of points to FR. I wanted to add this idea because I wanted something to give to people who won events rather then just a ‘Well done’. I also wanted people who tried hard and went out of their way to make events to be given some recognition, and so I made (with help) this point system. Here is your guide to making a point system:
1. Think about what people will get points for. In FR it is mainly for trying hard at events, coming to events and winning events. In smaller clubs you might have things for buying uniform or maybe people get points if they learn the club dressage routine…?
2. Now think about how and where you will display points. In a small club you could do it in club information but in a big one you could do it on a website. I found that just posting the winner isn’t good enough as people like to know where they were.
3. How will sending in points work? Will people send in a form, mail you, message you? I find the form easiest as has all the instructions there and it forces people to give all of the information.
4. How will you count points? I normally go through each thing and write their name and do a tally of points next to it. That way it is very visual and hard to make a mistake.
5. Finally, I type it all up onto the website and edit the certificate.
I just thought I would start a ‘club guide’ series! Well I’ll tell you what is happening in FR at the moment, lots of excitement about the Mustangs. They are coming tomorrow and I can’t wait. I have the title in my head for it tomorrow ‘Meet my mustang’! Hahaha! See you then!
Did you notice this today? Star Stable has released a video of Matilda learning dressage with Tobbe. I really want to do this kind of dressage, but I’m sure doing it is easier then training the horses! I really like the way that Star Stable is adding in more real life riding aspects to the community (although I would prefer it if they were added to the game)!
Today I wanted to share some tips on how I make outfits. I am not perfect out making outfits and I often don’t have all of the right clothes, but I thought I’d share what I know and can do.
The first thing is you need to think about what you want to create. Sometimes I want a certain theme, sometimes I want it to match a certain horse or in this case a top:
The next thing I do it look at the colours on the top. You can see a brown, green and a very faint purple. So then I just try and duplicate these colours on the rest of my outfit. As you see here: the yellow hat and gloves are the match the background, the green shoes matches the green (even if it isn’t a perfect match) and the jeans are the base for most outfits, but they have a little hint of pink.
Now it’s time to choose a horse. I try and choose one that shares the same colours as the outfit. In this case, I chose Lily my Jorvik Pony because she has the same kind of colour as the top and looks very nice in brown. When it came to tack, I decided to bring out the green in the outfit more and then just go back to the light brown. For every outfit there has to be a base colour with ‘side colours’ that just help the outfit out.
Here in the finished thing:
Halloween is fast approaching and Jorvik has punched into that creepy time of year! Let’s see what is going on.
If you haven’t done the quests with Bob and Rob from last year, you can do it this year and find a rather…creepy… girl hiding in the woods!
Go to Mrs Holdworth to start these quests. You need to run around Jorvik and find the ghosts. When you get close you will hear a tinkling sound. I have found quite a few but I’m putting a map together.
Galloping Thompson comes out after 6pm on Halloween and scares people around Jorvik. Every hours he spawns somewhere in game. Places include GHV woods, behind the riding hall and the summer house. You will hear the spooky noises wherever you are in game. When you get close your screen will have a black circle around and then ride into him. You will get sent home, but he gives you a top, amulet and 175 xp!
You can find the apples at GHV stables, Jorvik Stables, Steve’s Farm, Mrs Holdworth, Fort Pinta, Firgrove and Valedale. You can apple bob everyday and you can get anything from a piece of cake to some shiny new boots!
For the ghost train, go into the castle! It’s back and its loads of fun.
Remember the pumpkin race? Well it is a lot of fun as you run through the seller finding pumpkins and avoiding ghosts. Talk to Eve at the castle!
You have your normal outfits, but maybe this year you can get creative!
I personally love Halloween on Star Stable! What do you think?
1. Blog because that’s what you want to do. So many players blog for fame, or because their friends are doing it. Blogging should be something you enjoy! It’s okay to want people to see your blog, but don’t do it just for that!
2. Don’t expect people to see your blog. Over a year after I started I’m proud do say I have over a 100 readers. But that takes time. So may people give up, and the reason I didn’t is because I enjoyed blogging, and I wanted to do it for me!
3. It really matters what your writings on the blog are. Don’t post things that you aren’t happy with, or you, yourself, wouldn’t want to read.
4. A sharp look means a lot. I have a long way to go on this one, but make your blog pleasing to the eye. Trust me, it will make you a lot prouder of it!
5. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers. At the start, I was annoyed because compared to some bloggers my blog was completely … flat. But then I realized that they have their style of blogging and going to have mine!
6. I’m sorry that this is clique. But have fun!
There we have it, 6 tips as I couldn't think of any more!
Do you have any tips?
I have been blogging for over a year!
I have been blogging for over a year!
I have been blogging for over a year!
I have been blogging for over a year!
Ahhh! It makes me so happy. I thought I’d abandon the blog in about 2 weeks but I didn’t! I made it!
At the start my writing and photos was awful. I was such a newbe! Now I look at it and just see slopping posts.
At that point I had about 17 views a week and now it is 400 hundred? It never ceases to amazing me and here is a photo for every month I have been blogging (13). See yourself my improvement.
And I hope to see you next year with another post like this!
So I broke up a few days ago and here are my tips to having a better SSO summer!
1. Take your laptop outside. - This allows you to get some fresh air and vitamins while playing on your laptop!
2. Don’t log on until you have had breakfast and are dressed. - We all don’t do it, okay.
3. Fill up a water bottle to use by your laptop. If you are like me, fill up a litre one and make sure you drink all of that before about 3pm. Then do the same until you go to bed.
4. Eat healthy! - Don’t just rush into the kitchen and grab some sweets! You’ll be surprised how nice a peach or some vegetable sticks are.
5. I’d say keep sso to a max of four hours a day. Taking breaks every half an hour.
There we are, 5 tips, because that was all I could think of. Have a good summer!
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!