Finally, as it’s the 300th update, SSO have released an awesome code. Three items. Hat, top and gloves and they all look quite nice as well. I think this makes up for the horses!
Well, it’s time for my rant about the new horses…right? Well, I decided not to rant about them that much, therefore I’m not doing my normal in depth review. They lack detail, are plastics and are just horrible - in my opinion. Tomorrow, I hope to write a letter to SSO politely explaining why I want nicer horses in the future. Since the main bulk of this update was the horses, I found this video which I think just shows how much they copied the horse from the English Thorougher but I LIKED the ETB but I don’t like this before the ETB had much detail, more texture. I really want the old style of horses back, lippus, iceys - that was a golden era. (This video in no way belongs to me, but feel free to go and subscribe to the owner of the video, she’s an amazing YouTuber).
Another thing is, now one of the horses will be available for 4 weeks in a non star rider area for all levels to get. I think that this is nice to give all players a chance to at least get the breed but to also make sure that the players that have played longer have a better choice of horses because it wouldn’t really be fair otherwise. Also, I hope this stops people glitching into higher areas.
Finally, as it’s the 300th update, SSO have released an awesome code. Three items. Hat, top and gloves and they all look quite nice as well. I think this makes up for the horses!
What did you think of the new horses?
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?
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!
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?
Today I finally got the chance to look at the new arabs. I’m sorry that I’ve been inactive, it’s because I have a load of pressurising stuff IRL - fun fun fun! But here are the new colours of arabs, let me tell you now - I liked them more than the first set. Their colours were a lot more "my style". I haven't bought any yet but I think I might, I'm just not sure which one!
I really liked the grey and bay one. There's less plasicy although still more than I would like. Also all of the features are very sharp. But their eyes are just so beautiful.
What did you think about the new colours?
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.
Today was the day. The day the whole community has been waiting for. A change in camera angle!
But first, it's Midsummer! Yay! So that was cool just to have the quests again. Writing about the Midsummer quests I think was one of my first posts on the blog wayyyyyy back in 2015 - throw backs. Same old, same old. I can't wait to frog dance again! I do hope that SSO have fixed the speed glitch that appeared there last time though.
And now, camera angles! Literally so happy about it. So, basically, SSO followed many players advice and gave options on the camera. You can zoom in and out so that it's your choice. You can have it like the new angles, old angles or even really far out. Or somewhere in between - it's up to you. You can also have the old jump or the new jump. Once again, up to you. I took back the old jump. There’s also player and cursor settings - has any figured out what they do?
I think it’s been an amazing update. Now everyone is happy (yay) and Midsummer is here before FRs Midsummer event (double yay). What setting have you chosen for the new angle?
At some point, SSO said that they'd be making specialized races and it's really nice. I hope very much that it happens with other breeds as well. So, what was my point of view on the race. It was a bit weird to be honest, especially as I have a few glitches with tölt which made the race harder. It wasn't as hard as people had been telling me though, so that was ok. I didn't like it that much but it wasn't awful. I've seen worse races but I've seen a lot better (my all time favourite remains the Silverglade Equestrian centre ones - still unbeaten). What did you think of the new race?
Wow, I didn’t think they’d be this week because of the lack of information prior to their release. But here they are, so let’s take a look at them.
Hmm… They aren’t awful but I don’t think I’ll be buying one, partly because I don’t like the colours and partly because I don’t like the remake. It isn’t that surprising as I hate most remakes… opps… Actually, the body is quite realistic to the actual arab (in real life, with their upturned tails, small heads and long legs) but I just am not feeling any of the colours. So I actually really like the body, but I’m never a fan of an all black horse or all ginger. I was thinking about buying the brown but the white bit really ruined it haha, I just don’t like it. I think I’m going to wait until some more colours come out and, if I like any, I’ll buy it.
Also, SSO have changed the launcher to a more Summery theme, which I thought was nice. I still think it would be cool to have some kind of competition to have your work featured on the launcher!
Finally, it’s the end of the Star Stable Show…unless something big happens (I’m thinking new area or the ability to decorate your home stable) You can vote for ideas for the next series - just check out their YouTube. Ok, well, night ♥
It’s late but I wanted to talk about the update so I decided “better late than never”!
There were two main things in the new update, 14 new stars and brand new camera angles. Let’s start with the stars.
I really liked the new stars in the game. I thought it was cool that they weren’t all the classic “go and click on it” ones. There were some you had to chase, others you had to click on and one ultra cool one which I loved where four people had to stand on the stones for the star to be revealed. I think it’s nice that finding stars is now harder and you have to think out of the box. If you are having difficulties finding them, I suggest you use a trusty friend of mine called YouTube!
The next thing was, as mentioned, new camera angles. Any chance is bound to be met with critique and the new camera angles were no exception. I don’t like them that much but I guess they’re bearable. It looks very weird when the riders are spinning on the spot plus the horse’s jump looks like it has springs for legs. This jumps sometimes goes too high and ends up with me dying. Also, I don’t like having the horse at the bottom of my screen. However, SSO have said that they’ll make adjustments and we should give feedback. I will give feedback but I want to give myself a couple of weeks to get used to it before I start complaining but I’d like to ask everyone else to let people rant if they want to. If you don’t like the rant - let them read it, but don’t create pointless drama over it.
It’s update day! So what does that mean? It means that one particular SSO blogger is staying up very late to write this post because she wants to.
Today’s update was full of squirrels, saddle and some to be quests! First, I ran to FG to check out the saddle bags which I loved. They actually get 100% review from me! They are all super awesome patterns to match a range of outfits without looking “newbish”. I looked at the price to buy one and I got a shock… They range from 13 sc to 21 sc… 13 sc to 21 sc… Amazing! I really will be using this shop and here are the saddle bags in it:
Next, I looked at the squirrels. There were three:
I decided to get the brown one and I called him Pretzel. I love the squirrels - they look so cute and detailed as well. The animations are awesome and add to the cuteness. I think that they’re a good addition to the pet squad, although I still want a pet chicken!
Finally, Jamie in Epona has some more quests to do once you’ve become liked. It’s going to take a while (I think it’s 70 xp a day) and I’m going to be away so i don’t think I’ll be getting the quests for a while… Oh well! Dailies, dailies, dailies!
Overall, a pretty decent update. Oh, and one more thing. Star Stable have started sponsoring riders in RL. You can apply and if you get it, they’ll send you some awesome tack with “Team Star Stable” on and help you find an instructor. It seems like a great opportunity and I wish everyone luck!
So today's awesome update was the orienteering - finally. I think that it's really cool as it's a bit different to the normal race and as I am not a big fan of normal racing, that's good. I hope that it will help inspire new things to do on the game (as people are forever complaining about being bored over global). So this is the screen that you get when you start. The quest gives you quite a lot of XP (40) and 150 for the horse.
The points are marked out on your map and you have three to find. It tells you when you get close (which is doesn’t really need to). The markers are spread out quite a long way through the woods so you do have to ride a way. I wish that it gave you directions (like go NORTH and turn SOUTH at the tree) because that would make it harder and in my opinion better!
For completing the quest you got this jumper (which I actually really like).
Overall, I think that it’s decent but I wish for a few things with it. It’s a daily race but you can’t high score, you have to do it with friends and I wish that you could do it alone for high scoring. Daily it gives your horse 150 xp and looks like a permanent race in the game.
What do you mean I'm writing this in the car on the way back from kayaking? I didn't actually have enough time to look for the update today but I've seen IG posts and stuff so ya.
Obviously the main thing is that this horse called Spirit has come to the game. Spirit is from a Netflix series and is a wild horse. There has been a lot of argument about this but I've never seen Spirit before so I'm staying out of it in the corner. Basically, you find Spirit in game and then you do quests with him until you are admired where you can pay about 700sc for an apple. If you feed him the apple, Spirit will go to your home stable already level 15 and you can ride him although you cannot tack him up, change his name or change his mane and tail.
So what do I think about this? Well, I certainly love the concept of befriending a wild horse and making it your own. It's just a really cool concept and will make the horse extra special for you. However, I absolutely hate the graphics. I appreciate that they were trying to make the graphics look like the Netflix series but they don't really fit into the game if you ask me and I'm always against the cartoony style.
So will I be buying him? Well, I shall certainly doing the quests and dailies and honestly I may buy him as he is quite cheep. Some people are complaining at the price but look at the price of the turbo Fjord... Like I said, good deal!
There is also a shop in Fort Pinta and you can but the clothes from the shop as your level increases. Here are the clothes. I really liked the boots and the tack was ok. You get the pink dress from a quest and I wasn't a great fan of it. Also I don't really like the trousers but the saddle bag was awesome!
Finally, the Spring festival is back! I loved this last year with the potato race and I hope to have a bit of time to high score on it before next Wednesday. What did you think of Spirit?
You can find out more about the Netflix series here:
So what did I think of the new horses? Well it was nice to have the old models of Friesian Sports and Morgan return in the new models and the Icelandic really caught my eye - but none were for me. So let’s go and take a little look!
I was going to buy one of the horses but, as I mentioned, none were for me so I settled with some cheap brown clothes (they match my ig theme). I only spent 39 sc and 3000 js on two pairs of shoes and one jacket and they are all - in my opinion - very nice!
Finally, for those who watched games news there was a video of Matilda ad Ylva at the end saying that never week would be wild. What’s happening next week? Some are saying that it’s just the challenges and others are thinking about a wild horse update. I’m not really sure - hard to say but easy to speculate. What do you think?
Well hi there. Story quests were today! Oh my god they were amazing and not a dissapointment at all. The animations were awesome, the quest line was awesome (although I’m not done yet) and I really can’t wait for tomorrow. I filmed the whole thing (which I will edit up tomorrow). So, yes, I basically love love love it so far and I’m excited to rescue Justin. I love how the quests involved you as well - but I’ll talk about the whole thing when I’m done!
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!
Sååå brand new Haflingers, awesome - right? I was very excited for them but looking at them now… not so much. Yes, there is a reason that this can be found under “moans”! Well first let’s take a look at them.
Yes, here they are. I mean they look quite fluffy and their body is quite cute but oh my God they look plastic. There’s just not enough detail on them for my taste. They lack depth and variation of colour so for large patches there is the same colour which gives them a “plastic” look. I’m sorry but I hate their colourings because of that. Not much to say about from: I don’t like their colours, the colours do not match with the mane and tail and they look plastic.
Some people have been calling out to the community “SSO worked hard on these, don’t hate”. Well this blog is for me to voice my opinions about it. And it’s a lovely game so of course I mainly say good stuff. However, I feel as if I should be able to say bad stuff without getting hated on. I am grateful that this game exists and I’m grateful for most of the content but I have the right to have an opinion and not like and not feel grateful for certain content! Also, this allows SSO to take feedback from the players about what they didn’t like to make the game better (although they don’t read this blog).
I do think that these were rushed and I await better colours and textures. However, I think the reason they were rushed is that there are signs that story quests are coming… More will be posted tomorrow!
Very tired Li is currently sitting in front of my laptop half asleep but I really want to share my views on the update! I’m going away for Thursday night have been packing my bag all evening. I haven’t had the time to write a post while I’m away so don’t expect anything tomorrow.
I was so happy when I saw the update because I love this quest line. It’s certainly up there i my top 3 favourite quest lines of all time! And today’s quests just boosted it up even higher because they were amazing. There was great animations plus an awesome (spoiler alert) house to explore. I won’t do a blog through of thee quests today because I don’t think that I have to the however that is something that I will do over the weekend. I do have two photos of my favourite parts though (see below but be warned of spoilers).
Also, SSO released music on Spotify. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet but I will and then I’ll share my favourites with you. I think that it’s really nice that SSO is so good to creators around their game as they give them the music to do it with etc. It’s very different to some games that don’t interact with the creative side of the community at all. So that’s awesome! Really nice update with some new quests. Slightly damped by something happening with Star Rider but I need to check it’s true before I rant. What did you think of today’s update?
This update has been well predicted by the SSO community, it’s Jorvik Fashion week and Fortuna! Both come with quests but if you’ve done the fashion week ones before you can’t do them again (which is annoying but I can see why). But before you even log on you notice the update with the brand new loading screen:
I miss the pink cat quite honestly. This is sleek and new but the cat has helped me so many times that it feels wrong without it. I really like the art and I think that it would be an excellent way to include the community with the Monday funday art going up on the loading screen as it would really help promote artists (especially if they got credited).
The next thing was the amazing fashion show. Here are some of the outfits (I’m sorry for names in the photos/ speech bubbles, I couldn’t ignore everyone in time).
I love love love these outfits! My two personal favourites are above but I love these clothes. They are all textured and feel realistic. I think that they have made the dresses actually work although the skirts not so much. I love the jeans however my favourite piece is definitely the horse top. I decided to go on my Unicorn Forest account and get some of the new clothes so here they are:
think that’s pretty much it. Plus you get to chase the rainbows for another week! And the horse market is back. I haven’t started on any of the quests yet as I was cramming in revision but I will tomorrow. Night!
As suspected, the rainbows have returned to Jorvik. Sadly, not with the parade (which I suspect will appear next week). St. Patricks day is this Friday so it’s a shame that we won’t have the parade for then.
I am in love with the rainbows as all ways. I will of course been taking far too many photos with them which you will be able to find on my Instagram (@lisilentland). I can’t wait to collect the outfit but if you didn’t have the rainbows last year, here is a guide.
1. Rainbows appear on the hour and half past the hour.
2. If you log on while a rainbow is on you will not see it and will have to wait for the next one
3. They are in random places, stand at SF to see where it is - if you can’t see it it’s at Valedale Lake
4. At each rainbow there are 10 piles of gold which you can get 10 pieces from
5. You can swap these pieces for clothes
6. Rainbows last 20 minutes
And so there we are - a guide to rainbows. Other news is that the Horse Market wants to look for rainbows - I mean they want to look after the horses and keep them away from the rainbows - so they are taking a break and Jorvik Fashion week signs are up so that’s something to look forward to!
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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!