SSO showed us on their IG today that these beautiful comics will be coming out! At the moment, they’re only available in Swedish but English soon. They’re about Alex before the start of the SSO game which is really cool because we know there’s stuff going on because of the insight we got with her Mum. Her Mum found it hard to cope with and her brothers so there should hopefully be interesting stuff. I do wish it was a book because I don’t like comics but still it looks quite fun. I think it’s good SSO are broadening their products a bit - should keep the game going!
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 happy that there are finally more quests! As much as I love kayaking, it is a pain having it on the same day of the update because I never get to play through the quests. But they look awesome! I’m just avoiding spoilers on Instagram and YouTube like bombs. People please don’t post from the quests until at least two days afterwards! This gives most people a chance to do them.
I think I’ll film the quests so even thought it’s not too late to play them now, I don’t want to wake up the whole household for a video. So, tomorrow.
Also, it’s amazing to find out that we’re a part of a community that is just under 10 million! (Just under because of the amount of people that have alts.) I also think that the new jacket is really cool unlike the rest of the codes that SSO seem to release which are things I wouldn’t dream of wearing! I think that this could make a really nice club uniform for someone (once an owner, always an owner). It’s also perfect for the Autumn season that is rapidly approaching.
Finally, some of my favourite quests are back - the midsummer treasure hunt. Why do I like it? Free stuff of course, haha! And on that thought, good night.
And so here are the Jorvik Wild Horses, back to this side of the mountains! They look so lovely, their natural colours are just a beautiful as their magic ones. I really couldn’t choose but I didn’t want to get them all so I decided buy the pink one (I’m not a fan of hot pink but the natural colouring is to die for), on my alt the blue one and my sister will get the green one. So I can enjoy them all!
I actually love the colouring for both natural and magic for the pink and green ones but I don’t like the blues natural colour as it’s too “blocked”. However, blue is my favourite colour so it’s all good. I’m not such a fan of the body shape because I don’t like shires and these horses have the shires build with a squashed face. But they are magic so I suppose that makes up for it!
I’ll love photos of the horses in game on my Instagram. But for now here are the photos on the game news.
The SSO news is here and we can finally see the episode that Stacy Place has been getting us all hyped for. I actually hate this hat, oh dear. Are you going to enter the competition? It’s quite a clever way of advertising but I’m not sure I’ll be getting involved.
People have been waiting for it for ages, there have been many Instagram posts screaming about it, Jaharla is finally here! I must admit, I wasn't one of the people screaming as I don't tend to buy tack that often since I just stick to the different colour sets that I currently have. No, I was way more excited for the quests as all of my friends have reaches level 20 and I'm so close - yet so far. To start these quests you must have helped Mandy find her step sister and then all you have to do is talk to Julie!
Spoiler warning: this may contain spoilers about the most recent update of Star Stable
Oh of course, Jaharla I knew what that was I just... forgot (not). Anyway it sounds interesting and I've been ill all day and I can't sleep anymore, so why not. Race you there!
How lucky, the bus is here already. I better run to get on it else I'll miss it.
Nice to see you Mandy! It's awesome to see that you're getting into riding. I think Julie would love to spend more time with you if you joined the Bobcats. I think it's great that you think it's time you got yourself tack, it means you must have improved so much since we last met!
Yay, let's go. Oh... Who's this...?
What happened? The birds stole your key. Well that's hard to fix (!). Which tree? The one by the ice cream parlor? Oh that's easy to sort.
Found the keys. Here they are. You'll give me the honor of opening the doors. Because I've never done that before (!). (This whole island seems incapable or too lazy to open their own doors and fetch their own things. Honestly, and most of them are adults.)
Nice, and you got me a thank you gift? I didn't actually do anything but thank you anyway!
Now it's time to look at the actually clothes in question!
The upper tack set is my favorite as I don't like the mix of colours in the second set. In the first set I love the colours and textures, I also like the gold emblem thing on the saddle. I'm not so keen on the bridle as it has random red patches, and I'd rather that the different colours were on the different 'straps'. On the second piece I love the colour s and pattern on the bridle and saddle. I like how it looks "formal casual". I also like the studding. I wish that the studding on the pad was smaller and I'm not a fan of the colour, but the overall texture and style is amazing! I also like the little horse in the corner.
I quite liked the shop but I wish they put a bit more in there to start off since it is meant to be the best tack in Jorvik. However, it was decent.
Also, Matilda and Games Master Ylva are finally back with the Star Stable Show!
I love the use of the stickers in this, but I will have to wait and see before I vote on the hat!
All in all, this was a decent update. Nothing too big but just enough quests and new things to keep us going. I really want new story quests though!
// Thank you very much to everyone who sent me well wishes. I'm feeling 100 times better and I should be almost back to normal by tomorrow!
And the Star Stable news is here! We have the last of the Christmas quests and tomorrow we will all be able to jump around Jorvik on our reindeer! I look forward to this every year and there is just something about riding a reindeer that me smile.
Also, Raptor has returned in a rather… interesting way. He seems to have taken to performing his new album on a sleigh, which is on a car, which is driving around Jorvik City. Where he is concerned, nothing surprises me.
In true Raptor style, he hasn’t yet had the time to release his new album cover! Of course, it is down to us to design it with a prize of a goodie bag and our design being of Spotify. I shall be entering but I will design mine when I am on holiday over New Year. SSO has been very kind and has given us 11 photos of Raptor to use in our album. I need to start writing down ideas.
Sadly, this is the last news of 2016, but they will be back in January. If you wanted any contest information, you can find it in the photo below.
Finally, there is the normal new clothes in the mall
Imagine an outfit with the white top, trousers, gloves and boots. I love it! I love the clothes and textures on all of them! I really like the ruffle tecture on the tops and the lace textures on the boots. Reccently I think that all the clothes must have been designed for me because I love them so much!
What do you think?
It’s finally feeling like Christmas. It took 2 days of Frosty Roses theme week, cold and tucked up reading a book (Eliza Rose) in front of the fire before I felt it! So have you been keeping up with the Star Stable advent calendar? Well here are the days and their gifts/ codes:
14th - Jumper (W1NT3RSW3ATER)
15th - Hat (W1NT3RH0H0HAT)
16th - digital wallpaper
17th - saddle pad (WINT3RP4D16)
18th - 20% off SSO merch
19th - saddle (W0WS4DDL3)
20th - digital wallpaper
It’s been a really good year so far with the SSO advent calendar: I feel the outfits are less ‘newby’ and I will actually wear them rather then mixing it with other clothing! It’s good that as the players fashion sense has changed, so has SSOs.
As I was tucked in front of the fire I saw a video from one of my favourite SSO YouTubers, Northena. I decided to watch through the video and I was amazed:
This theory makes so much sense! I think that this is awesome and I am getting so much inspiration from it to write a story. However, I think that your character isn’t quite a reincarnation. I think that your character is simply a descendent and has the powers ‘switched on’. I really like this idea as I think it explains a lot of things and isn’t that far fetched.
On the subject of the main story quests, have you seen the new loading page of Dark Core? It’s really cool and I hope it means new story quests soon! Some think tomorrow but I doubt it as I think they’d give us a sneak peak first. Almost certainly we’ll be saving Anne but I hop there is more training in there as well!
It’s almost time for me to toddle off on holiday, but don’t worry I have posts scheduled for the week that I’ll be away. It’s been the talk of the town in Cupcake Valley, this brand new recruit a friend feature.
I can see perfectly well why Star Stable has done it. To make more money! People are more likely to try and get a friend to play so that they will get the rewards, and who can blame them! I myself will be one of those people trying to find a friend and force them to play. Why? Because I really want all of the items! I’m not so bothered about the Star Coins but the clothes, saddle bag and frog look amazing and I want them.
However, this system can be abused and I know people are already doing so. You can make another account and claim 150 star coins the you never plan to spend more on this account. This is cheating the system and I don’t agree with it but nothing is stopping them! (It is different if you want another account and you plan to buy a Star Rider for it and quest.)
The outfit, saddle bag and frog look so cool! Here is a timeline of when you get what and a close up of each thing!
Today in Frosty Roses we had our St. Lucia event! St. Lucia is a festival which is celebrated in many countries including Sweden, which is why we celebrated it today. Everyone voted for our Lucia who was Elizabeth Eveningnight and then dressed up in various outfits, from candle holders to Santas to Gingerbread men
We did a parade. However, I want to talk to you about the SSO community. Normally in events we had people joining in but today some people did and we didn’t mind. They walked around the city with us sensibly and just were doing it to have fun. Then, at the end we went to the Ice Cream place where we were ‘served’ by some happy ‘waitresses’! I love this about the Star Stable community that you don’t even have to talk to some to (for example) engage in a rear off. It’s a unique thing to here and I’m happy to be a part of it. But more importantly, 13 days until Christmas!
Today was the release of the Mustang trailer! I’m really hyped. I really like both of the colours that have been released so far, brown and a broken coloured one with black, white and brown. All my close friends will know that I have been begging for one that was broken coloured, so I think I may be taking that one home! Unless of course the third is even prettier… They look like quite small horses but they have the new animations. I really like the buck but suspect that they will cost a King’s ransom. Ah well, it’s never stopped me before!
I was thinking today and a question came to mind. What is my aim in playing SSO? I thought that it was a very interesting question and so I decided to pursue it further.
So what is my aim? Well, one of my aims is to develop myself as a writer, through my blog but via SSO. I really enjoy writing but for some reason I prefer to write under a ‘under cover’ name (sending out hints for my next fanfic). My aims for the blog are to keep it going and to finish Cyth’s choice. Quick news about my fanfics. Obviously one is uploaded every Sunday and there will be 3 more parts of Cyth’s choice before moving onto a Star Stable spy series!
But that isn’t in SSO. One goal I have is to help the atmosphere. There are so many poisonous comments and people who just like proving others wrong and having a go at them. I like to try and keep this at a minimum without getting too involved. I also have the goal of unlocking Epona on my second account, which would be amazing to do those quests all over again. Also doing the main missions would be great.
But on SSO I mainly exist to have fun with friends and the only serious paths are co owning a club and blogging. SSO, for me, is just a place to chill while failing to ride around on your horse.
Ps. I am looking for guest blogger. A guest blogger would write a post on my blog every 2/3 weeks. You need to have time to write in quality and quantity. I think you would mainly be doing reviews, but I am open to any other ideas. If you are interested please contact me @allaria.sso or if you don’t have Instagram firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy update day! There was a small debate in the club this morning to whether home stables were this week or on the 30th. I wasn’t sure and now I know that the brand new home stables will be coming out on the 30th. I am very excited and Star Stable released a sneak peak but first let’s look at the two main new features, shadows and 12 buckets.
I think the shadows are really pretty and I was wondering if they would ever update them! I love the detail such as if you change clothing, the shadow changes also.
The 12 buckets are certainly going to help me with the “No stable care” challenge that I want to try. There will of course be 12 because of the 12 horses in the brand new home stables.
I am not that excited about these new clothes, but I think the orange and black top will make excellent club uniform for any club that wants to be orange! I also quite like the hat but for the others I either don’t like the colours or the style, fussy me.
Newscaster Alva hosted Jorvik news again, this time we saw the brand new home stables. I love them so so much and I am super excited! I am wondering if they will be in a new place because the home stables was opening out onto a different place then the normal home stables opens out, but that could have been just for the demo.
Some people have been getting annoyed because SSO hasn’t released home stables this week, but they never promised that they would so chill out and let SSO work on all the amazing things they have planned instead of dealing with hate, thanks.
Star Stable has left us with a lot of teasers at the moment including: Mustangs, new area, Anne and home stables. ‘Mustangs?!’ i hear you ask. Well take a look at this:
So the question is: what is a mustang? Mustangs are medium sized horses that come in may colours but most common is bay or sorrel (a chestnut colour). They can have spots, patches or strips. In the real world, mustangs are wild horses. So could they be joining the Welsh Ponies? Personally, I think not as how would you explain a load more horses galloping around the island when they are meant to be being taken!
So this is the second photo of the new area. Now I have two theories. One isn’t very exciting and is that the reason it looks like it is scaffolding is because they have put that there until they add the detail OR it is a GED site. This would make sense as in Moorland they were trying to build houses, in New Hillcrest they had started building houses so maybe here they have actually managed it. I think that would be awesome. The only other thing I have to say is that if they are adding in quests, they at least have the outline of the area but as otherwise how would they know that the NPCs aren’t walking through walls or something?
I am very excited and any update in the next 2 months could reveal and pleasent surprise!
OH MY GOD! I saw it all over my Instagram and I’m so excited! But where could this be? What is it? Before we start questions, let’s just stick with what we know, so here is the photo:
1. The city has trams as a mode of transport
2. It has many tall buildings
3. There are stands selling newspapers (that’s what the red box is)
4. There is some kind of shop in the centre
5. You cannot see any recognisable landmarks
6. There is a walkway leading to somewhere
So we can’t tell for sure where it is but based on the fact that it has so many big buildings, I am leaning towards Jorvik City. Jorvik City will have to be really big, which makes sense as there is a tram that will help us get around the city! Based on the SSL games, Jorvik City has a school, a university, a museum, performances and of course entrance to the mall. In addition, it will have to have plenty of shops of it’s own.
Also, I wonder about the stables. In SSL, Jorvik stables was attached to the city, but Jorvik Stables is attached to Jarlaheim now. However, I think there has to be a stables so we’ll wait and see!
As for when, I think in either late November or December. Remember, we’ll have the big update of home stables in the next few week so it is unlikely it is this month. Also we have to have story quests so I’m think late November or early December.
What do you think?
I was waiting all day for this, and when it finally arrives I remembered that I had an assignment! But here are some photos of the sneak peak of the new home stables.
Besides the photo, there was also an article on Star Stable's website. So here is what it revealed:
I hope that it doesn't cost too much to add stalls, but I suspect it will be 100/200 star coins? Also I wonder what they mean when they say that it is going to get more personal? Hopefully we will be able to customize other things in the stable to make it our own!
Good morning! Did you all see the Star Stable Show yesterday? It is the last one since they are going to move the Q&A to a live Facebook stream. I think that a live Q&A will be awesome since you could ask questions in the comments and then they’d get answered. I don’t have any experience with live Facebook streams so I’m going to have to see how I can watch (as I normally enjoy the Q&A more then the Wednesday show). Talking about the Wednesday show, that will continue running. I think that’s a enough blabbing!
So what did we find out?
I laughed so much of this, it really brightened up my day! Some people are going on about how the preferred the games news on the show, but I think that the news page is for that and the show should be a bit of Star Stable fun if I’m honest.
I guess for people who didn’t want to read a news page it was good but come on, watching them eat lemon juice is just entertainment. poor Games Master Ylva, she seems so sweet as well!
Its been forever since I last posted. Its been the first week back at school and I'm trying to actually studying. People say its the trying that counts and I hope it is else I haven't got a lot to count! On top of school, yesterday I went to an emergency doctors appointment to see why I kept blacking out and falling. They said I had to come back today for an ECG and a blood test; which I did. (Follow @allarria.sso on Instagram for more information.) I was so scared about the blood test and it did hurt but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be an my arm is almost completely better.
On with the new animations. I'm not a big one for change but I do agree that an update was needed. I was very excited when I saw the new animations. But before going into detail let's take a look at them in game!
Sliding stop - I don't like the way they move their hands back. But I like the riders actually movement!
Jump - In the words of my sister: "Even I know that they need to move into the jumping position!" It would be nice to see it a bit more realistic and, as Elle said, have them in the jumping position!
Trot - This new trot looks so much better. They rise properly and on diagonals. I'm really obsessed and I love it!
Other gaits - They are too bouncy and I find them just a very jolty ride, like you are riding on a really stony path.
Steering - This isn't that different but it is quite exaggerated.
Mount - I love it all apart from the way they fling this hand over at the end!
Dismount - This is my favorite new thing as I love the way they hold onto the saddle and then slide down, it is so real!
Walk - I'm very happy that you can now walk game but I find the walk a bit too flouncy, like they are permanently at Jorvik fashion week!
Run - At first I hated this but it is actually quite nice as it is long strides and looks cleaner.
Still on horse - You can pat your horse! Christ I was excited. It makes me so happy.
Still on foot - Lots of people say they can't see any difference, well your eyes move more now (which is cool).
Some of the new animations I have a negative view on because I'm not used to them yet and in due time I shall become so! It is nice to have an update to this as they were starting to become out of sink with the other animations of the NPCs and horses. Also I think it shows how much SSO has improved over time.
Hejdå and until next time!
Recently players have found a bug to do with the Midsummer quests that boasts your riding stats. It can boost it up as far as you want but it is a bug. Using bugs is against Star Stable policy and can get you banned. I have seen people getting 44 seconds on Steve's race, which isn't fair on the real high score owners.
Even just using the bug is bad enough as it causing other players to lag badly, making playing impossible for them to play, which isn't fair. I get that people like to do things like this and if you really have to 'try it out' then please head to somewhere remote and do it there. But it will still cause lag.
I, personally, can't wait for the cheat to be stopped and the scores removed. I, however, am more upset that some members of FR decided to do the bug themselves meaning that they have a good chance of being banned. Thank you SSO team for noticing this.
I've been waiting a long time for this to come back! It's been bugging me as I didn't get admired with them last time they were here, but I can try this time. Due to some technical issues there will be a few blog posts uploaded a bit later then normal, sorry. But anyway let's go down to the beach!
As normal there is so many people that I can hardly click to start the quests.
I could do all those things, but I'm ready and waiting for the beach party! I'll tell you what, I'll put out some towels, take in the clean ones and fold them. Is that better?
Umm that sounds... nice? Well I'll give it a try... I guess...
That was horrible, but how to tell him? Best to head to the guard and collect some building stuff before he notices.
There we are!
Okay that one isn't as bad, but that isn't saying much. I think I should make one with soda and fruit. I'll wash and cut the fruit before shaking it with ice and soda, there, done!
Okay we better start getting some money, I know, selling beach balls.
Remember not all the tourists want a beach ball. The one by the rose covered seats, lower store hut and upper store hut near the championships all want one.
Finally thing to do is the race. Remember this will go soon so get your reputation while you can!
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!