Cheers for reading ~ Li
I remember reading about 3 years ago (or possibly even more) a blog post by Alice Starnight talking about how much she wanted the remake of the Jorvik pony to come to the game. She spoke about how cool it would be for ponies to be able to feed off the grass (at that point, it was a new feature for horses to bend their necks down). Anyway, I just thought I'd give it that bit of context about how I felt when SSO announced this - it was a nice little flash back! Ok, let's get onto the three horses.
I really liked this pony with one exception. The mane is so lovely and textured and so is the cote. I love the legs and the nose is so so so sweet. However, for me, there's something off about the lack of colour in the face. It's just something that isn't my style but I know some horses in real life have faces like that, and the white isn't blocky (it's fairly textured), so I think that this horse was a really good job!
The face of this one is so sweet. I love how the blaze (is that what you call it?) doesn't just break off. It trails down the face in a really nice pattern. I also love the nose and the texture in the mane. In fact, I love the whole face. However, I think the body is too 'samey' and that ruins it for me a bit.
So this was the one that was designed via an Instagram poll in the star stable live stream. Only one of the things that I voted for won, which was the leg markings. I was really worried that the face would look bad but I think that it actually matches this pony and the broken coloured pattern really well. I think that the mane is especially nice. I love how the face markings are irregular and how the colour on the nose fades into pink. Interestingly, I don't really like the legs even though I voted for them. I think the white starts too suddenly and almost looks plasticy. However, the rest of the horse is really well textured. Weird legs or not, I decided to bring this little pony home and call it Vanillacookie, or Vani for short!
I was really impressed with these pony designs overall. I think that, mostly, they were not too plasticy and were nice and textures. I really feel like we're starting to get nicely texture horses again. The ponies are also really chubby and cute - which I love! I don't like the fact they've been named "Jorvik Starter Ponies". I think that the "starter" makes it seem like the pony isn't very good when they're really cute. They're also really affordable.
Cheers for reading ~ Li
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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!