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Associations and clubs now have their own pages as we start to differentiate between them more and more. You can find both locations in the World.
You can now see both breed and discipline associations split out. If you are a member of an association, you will see it highlighted in yellow.
You can now have images for a club which will show up in the club directory. Associations have game images which cannot be changed.
There is now a separate short description. All clubs will have to write a new one. There is no HTML allowed in this field and it’s limited to 250 characters.
Breed Standard Tiers
If a horse is registered in a breed association, you will be able to see its BS Tier. This will appear as a star rating where it can have 1-5 stars.
1 star = Tier 5 | 2 stars = Tier 4 | 3 stars = Tier 3 | 4 stars = Tier 2 | 5 stars = Tier 1
BS Tiers can be seen before a foal reaches 2 years old and can give you an idea of if the foal will have good BS or not.
This update only applies to breed associations. Breed associations can now create association shows. These shows will cost both money and EXP to enter. A horse can enter 5 association shows per week, and associations can make 5 shows per week. They will run on Wednesdays at noon game time.
Note that breed associations are only for purebred breeds. These act more as real life registries. The next update will most likely allow for clubs to create shows which will include all crossbreeds.
Association shows for breed associations will judge horses on both BS and grooming with a random factor thrown in. You will still earn money for placing, but this system will be a lot more linear than regular showing with a percentage of the showing pot going to horses. The money given out will never be larger than the show pot, unlike regular shows where there is some inflation. 10% of the money from shows will go to the association so it’ll also be like fundraising for them.
Association shows are for horses of all ages so foals can also participate.
Unlike regular shows, these shows have no disciplines or levels. Instead, they are split by BS tier who then compete against each other. There are a few benefits of doing it this way including clubs not having to manually keep up with different show levels. Because the same show could have up to 5 BS tiers, this also means there could be 5 first place winners, one for each tier.
Clubs are now ranked based on Association Points (AP). AP can be earned through showing horses in association shows. Rankings won’t begin to show until the first shows on Wednesday have been run.
As you can see, associations and clubs still need a lot of work. We’re trying to tackle a bit at a time in each update so that we can get closer to them being completed. Between this update and the next development update, we will be closely monitoring show results and player feedback for association shows. Expect to see them slightly tweaked in the future based on those results. :)
If you have no water storage, it now shows a message like the feed storage.
Barrel Racing Association has been added.
Horses should no longer appear twice in the rescue.
Greying foals should now show white markings.
Studs and broods should now show up in your breeding grounds.
The club transfer log should now show member fees for public associations/clubs. It should also now only show horse fees upon approval.
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Oh fun update! :) Associations may interest me now. Haha
I didn’t initially get the point of having reputation and experience points, but I’m seeing now it helps add a little more complication to the game. You have to actually play the game in order to do things besides showing. I’m curious and excited to see what other things y’all can do with these features.
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This looks fun! I haven't been active in associations either. I'll have to check them out!
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At the moment it seems any Brumbies that are 'second generation', so a half brumby crossed with a brumby to make a brumby can't register with the Brumby Association although its supposed to count as a pure-breed. Is this likely to change?
I tried to register my horses and they disappeared from the drop list but it doesn’t charge me. My horses’ pages also show that they are not in association.
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@Eleonore - The current set up is that they have to be approved in order to be registered. And the money isn't taken out until they are "approved". This is currently something in discussion of being changed.
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Awesome!! I'm really excited to try out association shows!
Oh. I thought associations are open to all horses (of the breed) and clubs are selective. Hope that will be changed since it won’t be fair to players if their horses got rejected from association and clubs.
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awesome! thank you guys for your hard work, ive really enjoyed all the updates.
"Mewtwo: I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant.
It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are."
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fun! what about tack though? lol
For clarification - currently, horses can enter up to 10 shows daily (upgraded). does those 5 association shows count toward to 10 Show Limit? Or do we can enter 10 regular shows and 5 association shows?
(because if it’s latter, show button greyed out with 10 reg shows only so I am unable to enter association shows).