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Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby BlackOak2 » April 30th, 2017, 1:41 am

I will try to keep this short and to the point. This is just a quick start. After you begin to get a handle on the game, there are very in-depth and much more intensive guides that can funnel you right into the area you want to focus on. Except for the color guide, all other guides can be found under the help topic.

A Little Snippet About The Game

This is a much more unique game than other horse games. It is very genetically driven and attempts to keep to a much more realistic version than some other online games. It may take time for you to really understand all aspects of the game, but if you’re looking for a true bloodline-based game that you can play in your own time, in your own way, at your own speed and even as fast as years to the day, this game may fit the bill far greater and in a much more satisfying way than any other you may have experienced thus far.
Please join our community and experience it with us. Also be aware that there is still much this game hasn’t yet integrated, so some items aren’t yet available. Those that actually may impact game play are noted below.


We are allowed two accounts per player, no more (you will need a separate email for each one). You are welcome (no rules disallowing it) to transfer horses or money between your two accounts.
There are no geldings in game yet, the function is still disabled (not implemented), this also includes sterilizing mares.

Tutorial
The tutorial is designed to allow you to get the feel of the game and how it progresses. It will offer a lot of little extras as you complete each objective. It should be decently self explanatory and thus far has offered little to no problems. If you find yourself stuck, the community should be able to help. If you find an objective seems ‘stuck’, try clicking on the banner, clicking on the notification, going into your quests section (found under your player… look left), try emptying your internet caches and history. If these suggestions don’t work, you can try a different browser, or a different computer. You can also check to make sure you have inventory room (found under your player tab), purchasing a halter, applying a halter to a horse or even purchasing an adoption centre horse.

Purchasing/Selling Horses

Our private sales (also known as transfers or conditional sales) has been added into the game as of May 28th. Enjoy the opportunity this presents with all of us. Remember that non-upgraded members are limited to two that they may have on private sale at any one point of time (this also includes the obo, or-best-offer horses that you choose the button for 'accept lower offers'). Upgraded members enjoy limitless private sales.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.

Pregnant Mares
A pregnant mare takes up two spots in a pasture or barn. You will need two empty spaces to move a pregnant mare into a new pasture or barn. Unborn offspring also count toward your maximum horse limit. You will need to ensure you can have another pregnant mare before you can purchase a pregnant mare from the market. A pregnant mare that you put up for sale, will be for sale with the unborn offspring. If you want to keep the foal, make sure she gives birth before you put her up for sale.

COI
What is COI? This question continues to appear with our new players, so I've decided to add this to the newbie guide (actually, I'm not sure why I didn't to begin with).
COI stands for the Coefficient Of Inbreeding. This is a direct estimated percentage of how many identical genes your horse possesses from repeat horses in his or her pedigree for the last seven generations. For the time being, inbreeding doesn't affect horse genes negatively outside of what the horse has already (for instance, if your horse has long ears and you breed it to it's sibling that also has long ears, your offspring will have a much higher chance of having not just long ears, but much longer ears than either parent and if you continue to breed back into that same bloodline, these long ear genes will become so established it may become frustratingly difficult to breed shorter eared horses).
There are players who don't care about high COI. There are players who only want low or no COI (30% and less seems to be the generally accepted low COI level). Then there are players who breed high COI to ensure certain genes remain intact and their horses remain solidly defined in the appearance they want. Finding your niche in this community is up to you.
More information on COI and discussions about it can be found in the other in-depth help guides and by running a brief search in the General Chit-Chat forum and the Help, Questions forum.

Colors (see the forum in the community forum marked ‘what colour is my horse’ for greater information and help including color guides. There is a beginner’s color guide created in a yes/no descriptive method right in the help, guides section)
Only certain colors have been added to the game thus far. They include agouti (brown, bay & wild bay), chestnut, black, dun, roan, appaloosa snowflake, appaloosa pattern (including varnish and bronzing), tobiano white (or tobiano paint), tiger eye (green eyes), blue eye, pearl, cream, champagne, graying, flaxen, sooty, pangare (mealy), silver and metallic sheen. There are a lot of different ways these colors can interact with each other and the horses come in a very wide selection of possibilities (especially the appaloosa patterning) and don’t always match what real life can offer (so something that looks one color and would be considered so in real life, may in fact be another, for instance, we have dark browns so dark they actually appear to be black and dark chestnuts that can appear almost bay, brown or even black).
Colors are left unknown just like in real life (in the future we may get the ability to gene test for them). If you choose to fill in the color of your horse, please attempt to learn about the colors the game offers. The community can aid you in identifying them and there are guides already created to this end (found in the ‘what colour is my horse’ forum). But just like naming horses, this is left to your preference.
There are a lot of horse colors in real life, so there are still many that haven’t yet been added to the game (and probably some that may not or will not be added to the extent that they exist in real life). Some of these colors that haven’t yet been added include: white marks (as in, there are no socks or blazes), paints (these include sabino, overo, tovero, splashed white, etc.), and the white gene (so no white horses; if you see one it’s most likely some form or combination of pearl, cream or champagne).
Note that there is no white marks yet added to the game, what you see are all connected to tobiano white.
Note that the all-white horses in the game are not true-white, they are all pseudo-white from dilute or paint genes.


Markets All markets under the markets section include:
Adoption Centre: (Arabian, Belgian, Caspian, Forest Horse, North African Barb, Przewalski Horse, Shetland Pony, Tarpan, Turkmene; these are the only ones available right now. That may or may not change in the future and yes, it has already been discussed in the suggestions forum). Rarely it needs to be refreshed and our admins can do so if they are notified (that is, if they haven’t already seen it). The horse run off of a 12-hour refresh rate, which means that if a horse hasn't been adopted in a 12-hour period, it gets recycled off and replaced (this may change without notice).
Horses for Sale: Decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a horse for sale, do so on your horse’s profile page. Another thing you should keep in mind: A horse can die as early as 17 years and 1 week. A show horse ends their show career at 20 years (you can no longer enter them into player-made competitions, although local shows are still available). If you purchase a mare over 17, you could lose the mare the very next turn of the moon. You also may only get one foal from her (right now any pregnant mare won’t die while pregnant, but they can die on the day of delivery).
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Stallions at Stud: Another that’s decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a stallion for stud, do so on your horse’s profile page.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting stud ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Farm Building: This is further divided into sections marked Barns (you will need to build stalls to house your horses, however this may or may not yet be finished, so you may be able to use your barn without stalls added yet), Pastures, Stall-walls, Stall-fronts, Stall-pillars (you should need one wall, front and pillar for each stall to use it), Others (right now this section only has two items), Outside (decorations for your farm). Outside is the section you can use to finish a task in your tutorial.
Book Store: This is the spot that you purchase a book that allows you to evaluate any horse you want to, in whatever breed you chose to. You do not need to purchase a book to ‘make’ the breed, but it can certainly help you to determine what you need to change to get a better chance. The books’ prices are based on the difficulty of achieving the breed the book is about (the harder it is, or the more breeds it takes to get there, the more expensive the book is).
Tack Store: only certain things have been added to the game yet. If you look at your horse’s profile, you will notice that under the things they can wear, there exists a lot of options. For the moment we only have English Bridles, English Saddles, English Pads, Western Bridles, Western Saddles, Navajo Pads, Boots, fly sheets/coolers and two types of halters (leather/nylon and rope). Everything else is not yet available. Keep in mind that the tack store cycles its inventory in a random fashion.

Farm Expansion and Changes

When you add something from your inventory, in order to move it, you may have to refresh your page. You should be able to have two pastures and two barns (or some combination thereof) before you need to expand your farm. Information for your farm can be changed (as well as the expansion option) from the second tab on your farm page.

Money
The easiest and fastest way to earn money on here (even if it seems a little tedious at times) is through the local shows. Find a competition and level that your horse can offer you just about firsts every time (hunter, in-hand, log pull, reining, marathon driving and obstacle driving seem to work very well at level 7 or 8 in a lot of cases). You will earn a decent amount of minor money (for the day, it could easily add up to over 500) and pony tokens and also days (although these last two are random earnings). With no game perks added, you will be able to run five local shows a day (with an hour left for other work, such as breeding or training). You can also mow pastures; although this earns guaranteed monies, you will not earn pony tokens or days.
You may want to save your monies (or your pony tokens) for pastures or barns. You may find yourself lacking room for your herd extremely fast (especially if you get addicted to breeding and find yourself loath to cull foals).

Don’t forget to change days with the moon.
It’s in the top right corner. The other icon that looks like a list is the toggle for hiding or displaying the menu along the left side of the screen.

Player Skills
You may want to focus on enlarging your capacity to have more horses over some of the other skills. You may find yourself hitting the cap (or the pregnant mare cap) much faster than you expect to. This depends on your focus and where you want your farm to progress toward. Even if you decide to change tactics, finishing the max horse limit won’t take a lot of time considering the training skill times; finishing that section will take you the longest. Competition skills section is arguably the shortest to completion, but competition management can be challenging between balancing earning monies and offering appealing competitions.

Forums
Try not to hijack a post that is not yours (meaning don’t reply something that is off-topic in a post that you did not author), it can be easy to do so, so always find the button that says ‘New Topic’.
If you enter into the full editor, the buttons offer some help for use (such as linking urls or how to show a horse picture and link), just hover your mouse over the buttons. There is also a button for a preview so you can check your work (including working links) before you post to the community forum.
For the five postings, your post will need to be authorized by our admins; it may take awhile, we have only two admins and they are not on twenty-four hours a day.

Chat
Chat is open for anybody on the game to enter. However, keep in mind that admin had to put in an allowance for our chat room. Once you can freely post in our forums without authorization, you can then also access chat.


Competitions

Player-made competitions are entered much like actual competitions might be. Keep that in mind when creating or entering into them (for example, races only allow one horse per rider, so a farm can enter only one horse; but cross country can allow the same rider riding multiple horses, so a farm can enter multiple times).
A competition must have five horses to run and only you (the owner or maker of the competition) can cancel a competition you make (the game doesn’t delete competitions). Sometimes, some of us will fill comps just to get them gone; otherwise they will sit there at the top of the competitions list forever. Keep in mind that the deletion of a competition can only occur before there are 5 entries.
Open Competitions will only run on the time and date that they show, with the single exception of 20-entry, immediate run. Which means if 20 horses are entered, they'll run in the very next batch of competitions that process. Competition batches appear to process every 5 minutes or so.
Set Date Competitions are also known as reoccurring competitions and are only available to be made by upgraded members. Set Date Competitions canNOT be 20-entry, immediate run. Set Date Competitions will ONLY run on the scheduled date and time that's posted.

Account Security
Remember the basic rules of internet security. For a refresher or instructions how to change your password or switch what email is connected to your account, see Account Security, also found in our help guides section (same forum this guide is found in). Internet security is important, even for adults.
Also found in this link is some information our younger community might find helpful and another link on the addition of the ability to delete our own accounts.

Browser Hiccups or Odd Things That Happen in Game
Sometimes we all encounter something unusual happening. The following section lists things that seem to occur perhaps more often than others.
Shadow or black behind or over horse – it’s linked to firefox and training on the horse (the more you train a horse, the worse it gets) it is something that firefox has been made aware of and we do not know if or when it can be fixed. You can try a different browser or a different computer (some older versions of windows displays the horses correctly, I can attest to this personally. One computer running 7 shows the clouds, but another computer running vista does not). You can find a little more information about this bug in this post.
There is a new development regarding this error. We have a new, interesting effect happening. It appears as a red smudge over the horse and is directly connected to this shadow cloud. View the topic and the picture here.
As of the 13th of January, 2019, our admin found and applied a workaround for this hideous, albeit unique issue affecting the firefox users on this game. It has been fixed. Hopefully it will not reoccur. See the fix post here.
Image rendering or Text Over Horse – this seems to happen most often and to all of us, often enough. It can affect parts of the horse, coats only, or the entire horse. The game renderer gets stuck or bogged down at times. It regularly clears itself up with time (aging the horse or a couple days real time). Try adding and removing tack, sometimes that works, or changing browsers or computers. Also you can try clearing caches and internet history. Sometimes only our admins can fix this.
Missing Links, Buttons, Tabs – Sometimes a returnee or newbie may find themselves missing a link that everybody else seems to have (like chat disappearing or some of the market buttons not being there). This may be helped by changing browsers, updating your browser, changing computers or emptying your internet cache and history. If you still experience the problem, you may be utilizing a type of computer, device or browser that may not be compatible or perhaps you have encountered a new, pop-up bug. Please post your problem in the bugs forum and don’t forget to include computer and browser information (what they want and how to do so is found in the pink information bubble at the top of the bugs forum).
Feeding Issues – there still seems to be an odd feeding bug hanging around. Some horses can’t seem to gain weight; some horses can’t seem to lose weight. While most horses aren’t affected by this, every once in awhile there seems to be one that just seems stuck. Remember to balance what your horse can eat versus what you want to feed it (check out the question mark in the feeding section of your horse’s profile and there have been many questions answered in the help section covering this as well). Horses in barns can be very difficult to balance (small versus large horses), but their feeding is much more controlled in barns (for showing horses that must maintain certain weight scores). Horses in pastures are generally easier to build weight on. You will be limited to adding only one additional feed, but they’ll graze as much as they can stuff themselves (this will be limited to how lush the pasture is). However, if you still have problems, don’t worry too much, right now your horse won’t die from being too fat or from being malnourished.
Ghost Horses – may be linked to twins. This weirdness locks down a part of your pasture or barn with a ‘ghost’ that you can’t see, can’t access and in some cases, won’t die. It seems to be relatively rare, but I am including it because it explains an error you may come across and not understand. Your farm will view as having a pasture or barn that has a ‘horse capacity’ in it, but when you view it, the pink banner appears stating that you don’t have any horses there. Admin is aware of the problem. Try emptying your pasture or barn of other horses, items and decorations and attempt to remove it from your farm by putting it back into inventory. Post in bugs about the problem and include a link, and of course system info.
Unable to Offer More Horses for Sale Either Private or Otherwise - Try taking down, or otherwise finishing sales on any horses that are up for private and obo sales. Clear your cache, try a different browser, try waiting a day or two (perhaps the system needs to catch up),try clearing your internet history (don't forget to not be on the Horse World Online page when you do this, to ensure a full cache and history clear out). If these do not work and you're still unable to post a horse for sale, offer the bug into one of the other bug posts offering the same issue, or as a new post in the bug forum (it helps to keep them all under one post though). Please also offer anything else that you can think of that might help identify what's going on (i.e. I received an unspecified error at the time I tried to post) and also your computer info (see the pink banner at the top of the page in the bug forum for additional information). According to our admin, they cannot find any bug in the script. So if you do find this is happening to you (and you've already taken down all sales ads, removed all history and cached information), they will need more info to hunt down the problem. Original bug post.
All Other Interesting Issues – before posting your bug or oddity, try running a search in the bugs forum and in the help forum. There is a good chance somebody else had a similar problem and they found a resolution or a work around. Also remember that if you do post in the bugs forum, that you remember to include browser info (check the pink banner at the top in the bugs forum).



Gratitude goes to Scythian for giving me the idea for a quick start guide. You are correct, there are some important facts that new players just don’t know. This isn’t as short as I wanted a quick start guide to be, but it’s such a large and involved game. It’s not like the old console games that as long as you knew how to move, to attack, defend and open your menu, you were good to go. Then again, if you spent fourteen hours on them, that was a long time.
Cheers To Horse World Online!
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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby Xant’hippe » May 2nd, 2017, 12:52 am

It is a common misapprehension that barns have to have stall furnishings before you can put a horse into them. This is not true. I used unfurnished barns until I was able to afford furnishings. A totally unfurnished barn can accept all the horses it is designed for. Partially furnished barns also work.

The only thing is, both barns and pastures count a pregnant mare as 2 occupants.

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby BlackOak2 » May 2nd, 2017, 9:20 pm

Xant’hippe wrote:It is a common misapprehension that barns have to have stall furnishings before you can put a horse into them. This is not true. I used unfurnished barns until I was able to afford furnishings. A totally unfurnished barn can accept all the horses it is designed for. Partially furnished barns also work.

The only thing is, both barns and pastures count a pregnant mare as 2 occupants.


I will update the pregnant mare count, I did forget that. Thank you for reminding me.

Our barns are supposed to be furnished before we can use them, but you are correct, right now we can use them without finishing them, or at least I did myself as well. But I did mark it in there as the function may not yet be finished. It is stated in the tutorial that they need to be finished as well... at least that's what I remember (is that where I recall that? It's been awhile now).

I suppose that the article is acceptable otherwise? I assume so since there hasn't been any other comments. I will attempt to keep it updated with pertinent information when new features are added.

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby Scythian » May 8th, 2017, 3:05 am

Some comments about Competitions:

An advantage to Competitions, contrasted with Local Shows, is that they do NOT require any game time.

Only Competition winnings appear in your horses' Competition Records and count towards Rankings (overall standings, which can be sorted by Points, Wins, Earnings, gender, breed, and discipline). Don't bother citing Local Shows successes in your sales / breeding ads; there is no way for anyone to confirm them.

Two Cautionary Statements about Competitions:
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(1) There is a persistent error in the game itself, stating that the purse (total amount of awards) is to be divided among the top 5. No, it's the top 4, unless there are many entries.
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(2) The sponsor of the Competition sets all the conditions, including the Entry Fee, which seemingly has no upper limit.

Here's an example of a competition with a high entry fee. Look at the page designated by the URL below. Note that the single entrant spent $50,000 to enter 5 horses, gained 98 points, but lost $44,249. If that person had entered only the 1st place horse, s/he would have come out ahead -- by $49.

http://www.horseworldonline.net/competi ... edition=59

Most competitions at any/all levels will reward more than the entry fee even for 4th place. Do look at the Past Winners for recurring shows to get an idea how popular the event is and how it pays.
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I am very grateful to the sponsors whose events have helped me and my horses win recognition and game money.
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So, should you enter Competitions? Yes, if you know how to match the horse with the discipline (see "Discipline Summary" in Guides and How-To). Start with the Breeder's Report. This is a "real" game example:

This mare is pretty strong, looks nice. Doesn't have much natural speed, I fear. Hate to break this to you, but this mare has an inadequate amount of stamina. (RED: This mare takes jerky and rigid steps.) This mare's pace corresponds with that of a high school drummer; too fast and too frequent! I like the look of this one, really well balanced. This mare is sprightly, you should be proud! This mare is as bright as a light bulb!

(That's a fairly typical BR for an AC Shetland Pony.) This animal has good comments for Agility, Intelligence, and Strength, the first three requirements for In-Hand Jumping (the fourth trait for that discipline is Stamina, but fourth traits count for very little). Do train and enter for that if the horse is 9.1 hands or less in height.

Don't bother with Dressage [height requirement: 9.0 h - 21.3 h] (Movement, Tempo, Balance, Strength) or Driven Dressage [9 inches - 21.3 h] (Movement, Tempo, Strength, Balance). The good Balance and Strength comments can't overcome a Red in Movement, and a further negative comment on Tempo ... unless, that is, the contestant is a Shetland Pony and the event is restricted to Shetland Ponies.

Aside from that basic consideration, care for your horses well, train them thoroughly, and do your money math!

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby ropeacowboy » April 29th, 2018, 4:03 pm

Help! I can't remember which horses I have for sale and I want to take them down. Is there a way of viewing my own sales?

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby Kamichi Stables » November 27th, 2018, 6:05 pm

I would like to point out, that the competitions now are to be divided between 5 winners now.
What are you actually supposed to put here?
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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby Training Services » July 2nd, 2019, 6:51 pm

BlackOak2 wrote:I will try to keep this short and to the point. This is just a quick start. After you begin to get a handle on the game, there are very in-depth and much more intensive guides that can funnel you right into the area you want to focus on. Except for the color guide, all other guides can be found under the help topic.

A Little Snippet About The Game

This is a much more unique game than other horse games. It is very genetically driven and attempts to keep to a much more realistic version than some other online games. It may take time for you to really understand all aspects of the game, but if you’re looking for a true bloodline-based game that you can play in your own time, in your own way, at your own speed and even as fast as years to the day, this game may fit the bill far greater and in a much more satisfying way than any other you may have experienced thus far.
Please join our community and experience it with us. Also be aware that there is still much this game hasn’t yet integrated, so some items aren’t yet available. Those that actually may impact game play are noted below.


We are allowed two accounts per player, no more (you will need a separate email for each one). You are welcome (no rules disallowing it) to transfer horses or money between your two accounts.
There are no geldings in game yet, the function is still disabled (not implemented), this also includes sterilizing mares.

Tutorial
The tutorial is designed to allow you to get the feel of the game and how it progresses. It will offer a lot of little extras as you complete each objective. It should be decently self explanatory and thus far has offered little to no problems. If you find yourself stuck, the community should be able to help. If you find an objective seems ‘stuck’, try clicking on the banner, clicking on the notification, going into your quests section (found under your player… look left), try emptying your internet caches and history. If these suggestions don’t work, you can try a different browser, or a different computer. You can also check to make sure you have inventory room (found under your player tab), purchasing a halter, applying a halter to a horse or even purchasing an adoption centre horse.

Purchasing/Selling Horses

Our private sales (also known as transfers or conditional sales) has been added into the game as of May 28th. Enjoy the opportunity this presents with all of us. Remember that non-upgraded members are limited to two that they may have on private sale at any one point of time (this also includes the obo, or-best-offer horses that you choose the button for 'accept lower offers'). Upgraded members enjoy limitless private sales.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.

Pregnant Mares
A pregnant mare takes up two spots in a pasture or barn. You will need two empty spaces to move a pregnant mare into a new pasture or barn. Unborn offspring also count toward your maximum horse limit. You will need to ensure you can have another pregnant mare before you can purchase a pregnant mare from the market. A pregnant mare that you put up for sale, will be for sale with the unborn offspring. If you want to keep the foal, make sure she gives birth before you put her up for sale.

COI
What is COI? This question continues to appear with our new players, so I've decided to add this to the newbie guide (actually, I'm not sure why I didn't to begin with).
COI stands for the Coefficient Of Inbreeding. This is a direct estimated percentage of how many identical genes your horse possesses from repeat horses in his or her pedigree for the last seven generations. For the time being, inbreeding doesn't affect horse genes negatively outside of what the horse has already (for instance, if your horse has long ears and you breed it to it's sibling that also has long ears, your offspring will have a much higher chance of having not just long ears, but much longer ears than either parent and if you continue to breed back into that same bloodline, these long ear genes will become so established it may become frustratingly difficult to breed shorter eared horses).
There are players who don't care about high COI. There are players who only want low or no COI (30% and less seems to be the generally accepted low COI level). Then there are players who breed high COI to ensure certain genes remain intact and their horses remain solidly defined in the appearance they want. Finding your niche in this community is up to you.
More information on COI and discussions about it can be found in the other in-depth help guides and by running a brief search in the General Chit-Chat forum and the Help, Questions forum.

Colors (see the forum in the community forum marked ‘what colour is my horse’ for greater information and help including color guides. There is a beginner’s color guide created in a yes/no descriptive method right in the help, guides section)
Only certain colors have been added to the game thus far. They include agouti (brown, bay & wild bay), chestnut, black, dun, roan, appaloosa snowflake, appaloosa pattern (including varnish and bronzing), tobiano white (or tobiano paint), tiger eye (green eyes), blue eye, pearl, cream, champagne, graying, flaxen, sooty, pangare (mealy), silver and metallic sheen. There are a lot of different ways these colors can interact with each other and the horses come in a very wide selection of possibilities (especially the appaloosa patterning) and don’t always match what real life can offer (so something that looks one color and would be considered so in real life, may in fact be another, for instance, we have dark browns so dark they actually appear to be black and dark chestnuts that can appear almost bay, brown or even black).
Colors are left unknown just like in real life (in the future we may get the ability to gene test for them). If you choose to fill in the color of your horse, please attempt to learn about the colors the game offers. The community can aid you in identifying them and there are guides already created to this end (found in the ‘what colour is my horse’ forum). But just like naming horses, this is left to your preference.
There are a lot of horse colors in real life, so there are still many that haven’t yet been added to the game (and probably some that may not or will not be added to the extent that they exist in real life). Some of these colors that haven’t yet been added include: white marks (as in, there are no socks or blazes), paints (these include sabino, overo, tovero, splashed white, etc.), and the white gene (so no white horses; if you see one it’s most likely some form or combination of pearl, cream or champagne).
Note that there is no white marks yet added to the game, what you see are all connected to tobiano white.
Note that the all-white horses in the game are not true-white, they are all pseudo-white from dilute or paint genes.


Markets All markets under the markets section include:
Adoption Centre: (Arabian, Belgian, Caspian, Forest Horse, North African Barb, Przewalski Horse, Shetland Pony, Tarpan, Turkmene; these are the only ones available right now. That may or may not change in the future and yes, it has already been discussed in the suggestions forum). Rarely it needs to be refreshed and our admins can do so if they are notified (that is, if they haven’t already seen it). The horse run off of a 12-hour refresh rate, which means that if a horse hasn't been adopted in a 12-hour period, it gets recycled off and replaced (this may change without notice).
Horses for Sale: Decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a horse for sale, do so on your horse’s profile page. Another thing you should keep in mind: A horse can die as early as 17 years and 1 week. A show horse ends their show career at 20 years (you can no longer enter them into player-made competitions, although local shows are still available). If you purchase a mare over 17, you could lose the mare the very next turn of the moon. You also may only get one foal from her (right now any pregnant mare won’t die while pregnant, but they can die on the day of delivery).
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Stallions at Stud: Another that’s decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a stallion for stud, do so on your horse’s profile page.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting stud ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Farm Building: This is further divided into sections marked Barns (you will need to build stalls to house your horses, however this may or may not yet be finished, so you may be able to use your barn without stalls added yet), Pastures, Stall-walls, Stall-fronts, Stall-pillars (you should need one wall, front and pillar for each stall to use it), Others (right now this section only has two items), Outside (decorations for your farm). Outside is the section you can use to finish a task in your tutorial.
Book Store: This is the spot that you purchase a book that allows you to evaluate any horse you want to, in whatever breed you chose to. You do not need to purchase a book to ‘make’ the breed, but it can certainly help you to determine what you need to change to get a better chance. The books’ prices are based on the difficulty of achieving the breed the book is about (the harder it is, or the more breeds it takes to get there, the more expensive the book is).
Tack Store: only certain things have been added to the game yet. If you look at your horse’s profile, you will notice that under the things they can wear, there exists a lot of options. For the moment we only have English Bridles, English Saddles, English Pads, Western Bridles, Western Saddles, Navajo Pads, Boots, fly sheets/coolers and two types of halters (leather/nylon and rope). Everything else is not yet available. Keep in mind that the tack store cycles its inventory in a random fashion.

Farm Expansion and Changes

When you add something from your inventory, in order to move it, you may have to refresh your page. You should be able to have two pastures and two barns (or some combination thereof) before you need to expand your farm. Information for your farm can be changed (as well as the expansion option) from the second tab on your farm page.

Money
The easiest and fastest way to earn money on here (even if it seems a little tedious at times) is through the local shows. Find a competition and level that your horse can offer you just about firsts every time (hunter, in-hand, log pull, reining, marathon driving and obstacle driving seem to work very well at level 7 or 8 in a lot of cases). You will earn a decent amount of minor money (for the day, it could easily add up to over 500) and pony tokens and also days (although these last two are random earnings). With no game perks added, you will be able to run five local shows a day (with an hour left for other work, such as breeding or training). You can also mow pastures; although this earns guaranteed monies, you will not earn pony tokens or days.
You may want to save your monies (or your pony tokens) for pastures or barns. You may find yourself lacking room for your herd extremely fast (especially if you get addicted to breeding and find yourself loath to cull foals).

Don’t forget to change days with the moon.
It’s in the top right corner. The other icon that looks like a list is the toggle for hiding or displaying the menu along the left side of the screen.

Player Skills
You may want to focus on enlarging your capacity to have more horses over some of the other skills. You may find yourself hitting the cap (or the pregnant mare cap) much faster than you expect to. This depends on your focus and where you want your farm to progress toward. Even if you decide to change tactics, finishing the max horse limit won’t take a lot of time considering the training skill times; finishing that section will take you the longest. Competition skills section is arguably the shortest to completion, but competition management can be challenging between balancing earning monies and offering appealing competitions.

Forums
Try not to hijack a post that is not yours (meaning don’t reply something that is off-topic in a post that you did not author), it can be easy to do so, so always find the button that says ‘New Topic’.
If you enter into the full editor, the buttons offer some help for use (such as linking urls or how to show a horse picture and link), just hover your mouse over the buttons. There is also a button for a preview so you can check your work (including working links) before you post to the community forum.
For the five postings, your post will need to be authorized by our admins; it may take awhile, we have only two admins and they are not on twenty-four hours a day.

Chat
Chat is open for anybody on the game to enter. However, keep in mind that admin had to put in an allowance for our chat room. Once you can freely post in our forums without authorization, you can then also access chat.


Competitions

Player-made competitions are entered much like actual competitions might be. Keep that in mind when creating or entering into them (for example, races only allow one horse per rider, so a farm can enter only one horse; but cross country can allow the same rider riding multiple horses, so a farm can enter multiple times).
A competition must have five horses to run and only you (the owner or maker of the competition) can cancel a competition you make (the game doesn’t delete competitions). Sometimes, some of us will fill comps just to get them gone; otherwise they will sit there at the top of the competitions list forever.

Account Security
Remember the basic rules of internet security. For a refresher or instructions how to change your password or switch what email is connected to your account, see Account Security, also found in our help guides section (same forum this guide is found in). Internet security is important, even for adults.
Also found in this link is some information our younger community might find helpful and another link on the addition of the ability to delete our own accounts.

Browser Hiccups or Odd Things That Happen in Game
Sometimes we all encounter something unusual happening. The following section lists things that seem to occur perhaps more often than others.
Shadow or black behind or over horse – it’s linked to firefox and training on the horse (the more you train a horse, the worse it gets) it is something that firefox has been made aware of and we do not know if or when it can be fixed. You can try a different browser or a different computer (some older versions of windows displays the horses correctly, I can attest to this personally. One computer running 7 shows the clouds, but another computer running vista does not). You can find a little more information about this bug in this post.
There is a new development regarding this error. We have a new, interesting effect happening. It appears as a red smudge over the horse and is directly connected to this shadow cloud. View the topic and the picture here.
As of the 13th of January, 2019, our admin found and applied a workaround for this hideous, albeit unique issue affecting the firefox users on this game. It has been fixed. Hopefully it will not reoccur. See the fix post here.
Image rendering or Text Over Horse – this seems to happen most often and to all of us, often enough. It can affect parts of the horse, coats only, or the entire horse. The game renderer gets stuck or bogged down at times. It regularly clears itself up with time (aging the horse or a couple days real time). Try adding and removing tack, sometimes that works, or changing browsers or computers. Also you can try clearing caches and internet history. Sometimes only our admins can fix this.
Missing Links, Buttons, Tabs – Sometimes a returnee or newbie may find themselves missing a link that everybody else seems to have (like chat disappearing or some of the market buttons not being there). This may be helped by changing browsers, updating your browser, changing computers or emptying your internet cache and history. If you still experience the problem, you may be utilizing a type of computer, device or browser that may not be compatible or perhaps you have encountered a new, pop-up bug. Please post your problem in the bugs forum and don’t forget to include computer and browser information (what they want and how to do so is found in the pink information bubble at the top of the bugs forum).
Feeding Issues – there still seems to be an odd feeding bug hanging around. Some horses can’t seem to gain weight; some horses can’t seem to lose weight. While most horses aren’t affected by this, every once in awhile there seems to be one that just seems stuck. Remember to balance what your horse can eat versus what you want to feed it (check out the question mark in the feeding section of your horse’s profile and there have been many questions answered in the help section covering this as well). Horses in barns can be very difficult to balance (small versus large horses), but their feeding is much more controlled in barns (for showing horses that must maintain certain weight scores). Horses in pastures are generally easier to build weight on. You will be limited to adding only one additional feed, but they’ll graze as much as they can stuff themselves (this will be limited to how lush the pasture is). However, if you still have problems, don’t worry too much, right now your horse won’t die from being too fat or from being malnourished.
Ghost Horses – may be linked to twins. This weirdness locks down a part of your pasture or barn with a ‘ghost’ that you can’t see, can’t access and in some cases, won’t die. It seems to be relatively rare, but I am including it because it explains an error you may come across and not understand. Your farm will view as having a pasture or barn that has a ‘horse capacity’ in it, but when you view it, the pink banner appears stating that you don’t have any horses there. Admin is aware of the problem. Try emptying your pasture or barn of other horses, items and decorations and attempt to remove it from your farm by putting it back into inventory. Post in bugs about the problem and include a link, and of course system info.
Unable to Offer More Horses for Sale Either Private or Otherwise - Try taking down, or otherwise finishing sales on any horses that are up for private and obo sales. Clear your cache, try a different browser, try waiting a day or two (perhaps the system needs to catch up),try clearing your internet history (don't forget to not be on the Horse World Online page when you do this, to ensure a full cache and history clear out). If these do not work and you're still unable to post a horse for sale, offer the bug into one of the other bug posts offering the same issue, or as a new post in the bug forum (it helps to keep them all under one post though). Please also offer anything else that you can think of that might help identify what's going on (i.e. I received an unspecified error at the time I tried to post) and also your computer info (see the pink banner at the top of the page in the bug forum for additional information). According to our admin, they cannot find any bug in the script. So if you do find this is happening to you (and you've already taken down all sales ads, removed all history and cached information), they will need more info to hunt down the problem. Original bug post.
All Other Interesting Issues – before posting your bug or oddity, try running a search in the bugs forum and in the help forum. There is a good chance somebody else had a similar problem and they found a resolution or a work around. Also remember that if you do post in the bugs forum, that you remember to include browser info (check the pink banner at the top in the bugs forum).



Gratitude goes to Scythian for giving me the idea for a quick start guide. You are correct, there are some important facts that new players just don’t know. This isn’t as short as I wanted a quick start guide to be, but it’s such a large and involved game. It’s not like the old console games that as long as you knew how to move, to attack, defend and open your menu, you were good to go. Then again, if you spent fourteen hours on them, that was a long time.
Cheers To Horse World Online!

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby Training Services » July 2nd, 2019, 6:52 pm

BlackOak2 wrote:I will try to keep this short and to the point. This is just a quick start. After you begin to get a handle on the game, there are very in-depth and much more intensive guides that can funnel you right into the area you want to focus on. Except for the color guide, all other guides can be found under the help topic.

A Little Snippet About The Game

This is a much more unique game than other horse games. It is very genetically driven and attempts to keep to a much more realistic version than some other online games. It may take time for you to really understand all aspects of the game, but if you’re looking for a true bloodline-based game that you can play in your own time, in your own way, at your own speed and even as fast as years to the day, this game may fit the bill far greater and in a much more satisfying way than any other you may have experienced thus far.
Please join our community and experience it with us. Also be aware that there is still much this game hasn’t yet integrated, so some items aren’t yet available. Those that actually may impact game play are noted below.


We are allowed two accounts per player, no more (you will need a separate email for each one). You are welcome (no rules disallowing it) to transfer horses or money between your two accounts.
There are no geldings in game yet, the function is still disabled (not implemented), this also includes sterilizing mares.

Tutorial
The tutorial is designed to allow you to get the feel of the game and how it progresses. It will offer a lot of little extras as you complete each objective. It should be decently self explanatory and thus far has offered little to no problems. If you find yourself stuck, the community should be able to help. If you find an objective seems ‘stuck’, try clicking on the banner, clicking on the notification, going into your quests section (found under your player… look left), try emptying your internet caches and history. If these suggestions don’t work, you can try a different browser, or a different computer. You can also check to make sure you have inventory room (found under your player tab), purchasing a halter, applying a halter to a horse or even purchasing an adoption centre horse.

Purchasing/Selling Horses

Our private sales (also known as transfers or conditional sales) has been added into the game as of May 28th. Enjoy the opportunity this presents with all of us. Remember that non-upgraded members are limited to two that they may have on private sale at any one point of time (this also includes the obo, or-best-offer horses that you choose the button for 'accept lower offers'). Upgraded members enjoy limitless private sales.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.

Pregnant Mares
A pregnant mare takes up two spots in a pasture or barn. You will need two empty spaces to move a pregnant mare into a new pasture or barn. Unborn offspring also count toward your maximum horse limit. You will need to ensure you can have another pregnant mare before you can purchase a pregnant mare from the market. A pregnant mare that you put up for sale, will be for sale with the unborn offspring. If you want to keep the foal, make sure she gives birth before you put her up for sale.

COI
What is COI? This question continues to appear with our new players, so I've decided to add this to the newbie guide (actually, I'm not sure why I didn't to begin with).
COI stands for the Coefficient Of Inbreeding. This is a direct estimated percentage of how many identical genes your horse possesses from repeat horses in his or her pedigree for the last seven generations. For the time being, inbreeding doesn't affect horse genes negatively outside of what the horse has already (for instance, if your horse has long ears and you breed it to it's sibling that also has long ears, your offspring will have a much higher chance of having not just long ears, but much longer ears than either parent and if you continue to breed back into that same bloodline, these long ear genes will become so established it may become frustratingly difficult to breed shorter eared horses).
There are players who don't care about high COI. There are players who only want low or no COI (30% and less seems to be the generally accepted low COI level). Then there are players who breed high COI to ensure certain genes remain intact and their horses remain solidly defined in the appearance they want. Finding your niche in this community is up to you.
More information on COI and discussions about it can be found in the other in-depth help guides and by running a brief search in the General Chit-Chat forum and the Help, Questions forum.

Colors (see the forum in the community forum marked ‘what colour is my horse’ for greater information and help including color guides. There is a beginner’s color guide created in a yes/no descriptive method right in the help, guides section)
Only certain colors have been added to the game thus far. They include agouti (brown, bay & wild bay), chestnut, black, dun, roan, appaloosa snowflake, appaloosa pattern (including varnish and bronzing), tobiano white (or tobiano paint), tiger eye (green eyes), blue eye, pearl, cream, champagne, graying, flaxen, sooty, pangare (mealy), silver and metallic sheen. There are a lot of different ways these colors can interact with each other and the horses come in a very wide selection of possibilities (especially the appaloosa patterning) and don’t always match what real life can offer (so something that looks one color and would be considered so in real life, may in fact be another, for instance, we have dark browns so dark they actually appear to be black and dark chestnuts that can appear almost bay, brown or even black).
Colors are left unknown just like in real life (in the future we may get the ability to gene test for them). If you choose to fill in the color of your horse, please attempt to learn about the colors the game offers. The community can aid you in identifying them and there are guides already created to this end (found in the ‘what colour is my horse’ forum). But just like naming horses, this is left to your preference.
There are a lot of horse colors in real life, so there are still many that haven’t yet been added to the game (and probably some that may not or will not be added to the extent that they exist in real life). Some of these colors that haven’t yet been added include: white marks (as in, there are no socks or blazes), paints (these include sabino, overo, tovero, splashed white, etc.), and the white gene (so no white horses; if you see one it’s most likely some form or combination of pearl, cream or champagne).
Note that there is no white marks yet added to the game, what you see are all connected to tobiano white.
Note that the all-white horses in the game are not true-white, they are all pseudo-white from dilute or paint genes.


Markets All markets under the markets section include:
Adoption Centre: (Arabian, Belgian, Caspian, Forest Horse, North African Barb, Przewalski Horse, Shetland Pony, Tarpan, Turkmene; these are the only ones available right now. That may or may not change in the future and yes, it has already been discussed in the suggestions forum). Rarely it needs to be refreshed and our admins can do so if they are notified (that is, if they haven’t already seen it). The horse run off of a 12-hour refresh rate, which means that if a horse hasn't been adopted in a 12-hour period, it gets recycled off and replaced (this may change without notice).
Horses for Sale: Decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a horse for sale, do so on your horse’s profile page. Another thing you should keep in mind: A horse can die as early as 17 years and 1 week. A show horse ends their show career at 20 years (you can no longer enter them into player-made competitions, although local shows are still available). If you purchase a mare over 17, you could lose the mare the very next turn of the moon. You also may only get one foal from her (right now any pregnant mare won’t die while pregnant, but they can die on the day of delivery).
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting sales ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Stallions at Stud: Another that’s decently obvious and self explanatory. To put up a stallion for stud, do so on your horse’s profile page.
As an added help for learning what can be useful in posting stud ads, please see this topic, also located in the Help, Guides section with this topic.
Farm Building: This is further divided into sections marked Barns (you will need to build stalls to house your horses, however this may or may not yet be finished, so you may be able to use your barn without stalls added yet), Pastures, Stall-walls, Stall-fronts, Stall-pillars (you should need one wall, front and pillar for each stall to use it), Others (right now this section only has two items), Outside (decorations for your farm). Outside is the section you can use to finish a task in your tutorial.
Book Store: This is the spot that you purchase a book that allows you to evaluate any horse you want to, in whatever breed you chose to. You do not need to purchase a book to ‘make’ the breed, but it can certainly help you to determine what you need to change to get a better chance. The books’ prices are based on the difficulty of achieving the breed the book is about (the harder it is, or the more breeds it takes to get there, the more expensive the book is).
Tack Store: only certain things have been added to the game yet. If you look at your horse’s profile, you will notice that under the things they can wear, there exists a lot of options. For the moment we only have English Bridles, English Saddles, English Pads, Western Bridles, Western Saddles, Navajo Pads, Boots, fly sheets/coolers and two types of halters (leather/nylon and rope). Everything else is not yet available. Keep in mind that the tack store cycles its inventory in a random fashion.

Farm Expansion and Changes

When you add something from your inventory, in order to move it, you may have to refresh your page. You should be able to have two pastures and two barns (or some combination thereof) before you need to expand your farm. Information for your farm can be changed (as well as the expansion option) from the second tab on your farm page.

Money
The easiest and fastest way to earn money on here (even if it seems a little tedious at times) is through the local shows. Find a competition and level that your horse can offer you just about firsts every time (hunter, in-hand, log pull, reining, marathon driving and obstacle driving seem to work very well at level 7 or 8 in a lot of cases). You will earn a decent amount of minor money (for the day, it could easily add up to over 500) and pony tokens and also days (although these last two are random earnings). With no game perks added, you will be able to run five local shows a day (with an hour left for other work, such as breeding or training). You can also mow pastures; although this earns guaranteed monies, you will not earn pony tokens or days.
You may want to save your monies (or your pony tokens) for pastures or barns. You may find yourself lacking room for your herd extremely fast (especially if you get addicted to breeding and find yourself loath to cull foals).

Don’t forget to change days with the moon.
It’s in the top right corner. The other icon that looks like a list is the toggle for hiding or displaying the menu along the left side of the screen.

Player Skills
You may want to focus on enlarging your capacity to have more horses over some of the other skills. You may find yourself hitting the cap (or the pregnant mare cap) much faster than you expect to. This depends on your focus and where you want your farm to progress toward. Even if you decide to change tactics, finishing the max horse limit won’t take a lot of time considering the training skill times; finishing that section will take you the longest. Competition skills section is arguably the shortest to completion, but competition management can be challenging between balancing earning monies and offering appealing competitions.

Forums
Try not to hijack a post that is not yours (meaning don’t reply something that is off-topic in a post that you did not author), it can be easy to do so, so always find the button that says ‘New Topic’.
If you enter into the full editor, the buttons offer some help for use (such as linking urls or how to show a horse picture and link), just hover your mouse over the buttons. There is also a button for a preview so you can check your work (including working links) before you post to the community forum.
For the five postings, your post will need to be authorized by our admins; it may take awhile, we have only two admins and they are not on twenty-four hours a day.

Chat
Chat is open for anybody on the game to enter. However, keep in mind that admin had to put in an allowance for our chat room. Once you can freely post in our forums without authorization, you can then also access chat.


Competitions

Player-made competitions are entered much like actual competitions might be. Keep that in mind when creating or entering into them (for example, races only allow one horse per rider, so a farm can enter only one horse; but cross country can allow the same rider riding multiple horses, so a farm can enter multiple times).
A competition must have five horses to run and only you (the owner or maker of the competition) can cancel a competition you make (the game doesn’t delete competitions). Sometimes, some of us will fill comps just to get them gone; otherwise they will sit there at the top of the competitions list forever.

Account Security
Remember the basic rules of internet security. For a refresher or instructions how to change your password or switch what email is connected to your account, see Account Security, also found in our help guides section (same forum this guide is found in). Internet security is important, even for adults.
Also found in this link is some information our younger community might find helpful and another link on the addition of the ability to delete our own accounts.

Browser Hiccups or Odd Things That Happen in Game
Sometimes we all encounter something unusual happening. The following section lists things that seem to occur perhaps more often than others.
Shadow or black behind or over horse – it’s linked to firefox and training on the horse (the more you train a horse, the worse it gets) it is something that firefox has been made aware of and we do not know if or when it can be fixed. You can try a different browser or a different computer (some older versions of windows displays the horses correctly, I can attest to this personally. One computer running 7 shows the clouds, but another computer running vista does not). You can find a little more information about this bug in this post.
There is a new development regarding this error. We have a new, interesting effect happening. It appears as a red smudge over the horse and is directly connected to this shadow cloud. View the topic and the picture here.
As of the 13th of January, 2019, our admin found and applied a workaround for this hideous, albeit unique issue affecting the firefox users on this game. It has been fixed. Hopefully it will not reoccur. See the fix post here.
Image rendering or Text Over Horse – this seems to happen most often and to all of us, often enough. It can affect parts of the horse, coats only, or the entire horse. The game renderer gets stuck or bogged down at times. It regularly clears itself up with time (aging the horse or a couple days real time). Try adding and removing tack, sometimes that works, or changing browsers or computers. Also you can try clearing caches and internet history. Sometimes only our admins can fix this.
Missing Links, Buttons, Tabs – Sometimes a returnee or newbie may find themselves missing a link that everybody else seems to have (like chat disappearing or some of the market buttons not being there). This may be helped by changing browsers, updating your browser, changing computers or emptying your internet cache and history. If you still experience the problem, you may be utilizing a type of computer, device or browser that may not be compatible or perhaps you have encountered a new, pop-up bug. Please post your problem in the bugs forum and don’t forget to include computer and browser information (what they want and how to do so is found in the pink information bubble at the top of the bugs forum).
Feeding Issues – there still seems to be an odd feeding bug hanging around. Some horses can’t seem to gain weight; some horses can’t seem to lose weight. While most horses aren’t affected by this, every once in awhile there seems to be one that just seems stuck. Remember to balance what your horse can eat versus what you want to feed it (check out the question mark in the feeding section of your horse’s profile and there have been many questions answered in the help section covering this as well). Horses in barns can be very difficult to balance (small versus large horses), but their feeding is much more controlled in barns (for showing horses that must maintain certain weight scores). Horses in pastures are generally easier to build weight on. You will be limited to adding only one additional feed, but they’ll graze as much as they can stuff themselves (this will be limited to how lush the pasture is). However, if you still have problems, don’t worry too much, right now your horse won’t die from being too fat or from being malnourished.
Ghost Horses – may be linked to twins. This weirdness locks down a part of your pasture or barn with a ‘ghost’ that you can’t see, can’t access and in some cases, won’t die. It seems to be relatively rare, but I am including it because it explains an error you may come across and not understand. Your farm will view as having a pasture or barn that has a ‘horse capacity’ in it, but when you view it, the pink banner appears stating that you don’t have any horses there. Admin is aware of the problem. Try emptying your pasture or barn of other horses, items and decorations and attempt to remove it from your farm by putting it back into inventory. Post in bugs about the problem and include a link, and of course system info.
Unable to Offer More Horses for Sale Either Private or Otherwise - Try taking down, or otherwise finishing sales on any horses that are up for private and obo sales. Clear your cache, try a different browser, try waiting a day or two (perhaps the system needs to catch up),try clearing your internet history (don't forget to not be on the Horse World Online page when you do this, to ensure a full cache and history clear out). If these do not work and you're still unable to post a horse for sale, offer the bug into one of the other bug posts offering the same issue, or as a new post in the bug forum (it helps to keep them all under one post though). Please also offer anything else that you can think of that might help identify what's going on (i.e. I received an unspecified error at the time I tried to post) and also your computer info (see the pink banner at the top of the page in the bug forum for additional information). According to our admin, they cannot find any bug in the script. So if you do find this is happening to you (and you've already taken down all sales ads, removed all history and cached information), they will need more info to hunt down the problem. Original bug post.
All Other Interesting Issues – before posting your bug or oddity, try running a search in the bugs forum and in the help forum. There is a good chance somebody else had a similar problem and they found a resolution or a work around. Also remember that if you do post in the bugs forum, that you remember to include browser info (check the pink banner at the top in the bugs forum).



Gratitude goes to Scythian for giving me the idea for a quick start guide. You are correct, there are some important facts that new players just don’t know. This isn’t as short as I wanted a quick start guide to be, but it’s such a large and involved game. It’s not like the old console games that as long as you knew how to move, to attack, defend and open your menu, you were good to go. Then again, if you spent fourteen hours on them, that was a long time.
Cheers To Horse World Online!

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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby BlackOak2 » July 2nd, 2019, 7:02 pm

Training Services wrote:Do you train?


Incorrect forum and topic to be asking a question in and this type of question...
Also, I have my information in my farm log, see such information here: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7307

There is a link on the very first page that will take you to the relevant information.

Most people have valuable information like this found in their farm logs.

So, please switch over to my farm log for the reply, should you have one.
Don't forget to check it out!
Quick Start Guide For Newbies
Link to additional information.
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Re: Quick Start Guide For Newbies

Postby MiaButton » July 26th, 2019, 8:59 pm

I am having trouble growing grass and feeding my horses despite being below capacity and they are all on supplemental feed sources in addition to pasture. Is there a way to increase feed intake?


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