Mar 26 2011

New Features

Published by at 9:58 pm under E-mail Newsletter,News

Starting on the 9th of March Howrse has implemented some exciting new changes to the general layout and design of the game.


Simpler Navigation

There have been changes to the way you navigate around Howrse.

  • Pass balance and Equus are now visible at the top of the page.
  • You’ll get a little mailbox notification at the top of your screen every time you get a new message. You can still access your message box under the community tabs which also has the forums and directories.
  • Classified ads are now located on the Sales page or still accessible from your horse’s page.
  • Safe Haven is located at the bottom of your office page.

Everyone now has access to the directories, you don’t have to pass riding level 4 first.


More Efficient Sales

Three sales types:

  • The auctions (set a minimum price and let the buyers place bids)
  • The direct sales (sell for a fixed price)
  • The reserved sales (sell to a specific player)

It’s now much easier to see important stats about the horses for sale (inducing items, skills and GP) you can mouse-over any horse for sale and see a breakdown of their skills.

When selling a horse you have the opportunity to make any sale negotiable, which creates a quick link to send the seller a pm.

Once someone places a bid on your auction horse you can not cancel the sale.

Before someone places a bid you are able to lower the asking price of your horse for sale, without canceling the sale, on the sale page.

Limits on sales have been changed:

  • maximum buying price for an auction is now up to 1 000 000 eq.
  • 20 pass limit no longer applies to divine horses.
  • with the Pegasus account you can auction your horse for passes

When you bid on a horse the equus is immediately taken out of your account, and held until someone bids higher (and then it is returned to you) or sent to the seller if you win. This way you can no longer loose karma by not having enough equus to cover your bid.


Trade Items

Even with out a Pegasus account you can safely trade items with other players once per week.

  • You can now reserve items to trade with your friends
  • Items can be sold for up to 200 000 eq (instead of 100 000 eq)
  • You can sort items either by what you are looking for or what they are offering (including price)


Classified Ads

Classified ads are now located on the sale page.

  • You can search by keyword.
  • 2000 Character word classified ads (previously 500 words)
  • A new category for unicorns


Pegasus Account Changes

With the Pegasus account, you can now auction your horses for passes and you’re able to put seahorses on as many horses as you want for free.


End of certain item availability

  • Artemis’ Arrow
  • Hephaestus’ Horseshoes
  • New Howrsian Pack

Also the golden apple bonus has increased from +2 to +5


7 responses so far

7 Responses to “New Features”

  1. robinon 29 Mar 2011 at 2:18 am

    hell, i am an adult player on howrse. love the game. my kids and god daughter also play on howrse.
    tonight, (early a.m. 3/29/11) the site crashed. I mean howrse, babydow..all of it.
    any news on when it will be up and running again?
    i had several horses in pending races.probably 20 races in all. will I lose those pending races because of the crash?
    thanks for this site by the immense help!!

  2. robinon 29 Mar 2011 at 2:19 am

    that was HELLO ^ on my last post!! lol

  3. Annie's Girlon 04 Apr 2011 at 6:13 pm

    hey robin, thanks for pointing that out, litterly! ( Not being sarcastic!!) I was so confused! XD LOL!!!!!

  4. LolliePopsRoxon 24 Jun 2011 at 3:04 am

    Hi, i go on Au Howrse and cant find the classified adds!? where can i? and feel free to pm/add me so we can trade lottery tickets!! :D (username LolliePopsRox)

  5. Jessicaon 24 Jun 2011 at 9:13 am

    Community > Find Forum > look down the list to find EC Classifieds. Or, if you are looking to post for selling a horse, go to Breeding > Sales > button on the right: Browse classified ads

  6. Alexison 28 Aug 2011 at 12:14 am

    I recently posted an add on the classified adds looking for passes… and got a message saying my ad was censored and i got a warning… I couldn’t find any rules for it either saying what adds not to have or not to post….

    Now im afraid to post anything!

    Please reply i need help!

  7. Jessicaon 28 Aug 2011 at 10:44 am

    The only thing you can advertise in the classified ads are horses and your EC, as long as you post in the respected area. You are not allowed to advertise passes/BM items in the public forums. A pass page will be coming soon on HH. ;)

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