Unfortunately, SSO is frequently changing the points of sale for the horses. Enjoy yourself browsing and selecting your horses.
Magic Horses : In order to avoid a long list of horse breeds I have classified the following horses as “Magic Horses”: Ayla, Bark hart, Brindle, Douchey, Fancy, Hadron, Campos, Dixie, EPITA, Solar, Telling, Tomb hoof, Umbra, Vega, Rainfall, Woodier, and Zone. Use the dropdown selectors below to filter the table in relation to point of sale and/or horse breed, in order to display only corresponding items.
There are many quests where you do everything from helping old ladies to exploring uncharted lands and doing heavy-duty construction work. There's nothing really inappropriate, but the game is made for teens so you should keep that in mind, it may be harder for younger kids and there are more mature themes (it accurately portrays anger and strife and family situations at times, but it's still rather light-hearted) There's a lot of walkthrough online for the particularly tough quests.
If you pay for a subscription you get a weekly hundred-Star Coin allowance so it's not required you spend real money on that currency. There's also a lifetime subscription for 75 dollars that lasts forever (most online MMOs don't even have that).
I've been playing horse games since I was a little kid, but this one is BY FAR the best and I've been an active player for four years. Even though the game revolves around you as you're saving Jarvis from ancient magic, you never encounter violence.
(Very small children can play this accompanied by an adult who helps them read the texts) So I'm twenty-one, which I've been told in-game chat by multiple kids is too old to be playing StarS table, but I just can't help myself; this game is so, so fun.
Many of these characters are great role models for kids, and the ones that aren't, it's made very clear to the player that that character is either mistaken, making a poor choice, or has evil motives, and I think these clear distinctions can help kids develop a sense of morality as they progress through the world. Players also have to solve puzzles, find clues, and search for missing objects, all of which can contribute to better critical thinking skills and logic.
Last but not least, the game promotes the ideal that you can do anything you set your mind to, and that there's good in this world that's worth fighting for, even when times get tough, which I believe is an invaluable lesson that people of all ages can benefit from. Quests can be tedious, and sometimes tough, but most of the time they sit at an easy-to-medium difficulty, and I've never played a quest I couldn't complete with a little work and deductive reasoning. Riding and racing can be hard as well, but they get much easier and somewhat instinctive the more you practice and train.
As for the MMORPG factor, this game has a chat filter considerably stricter than Minecraft or Club Penguin, and I've heard its closest comparison is to Roblox. Yes, people can get around the filter, but it's not easy, and when I see people typing other words to avoid censorship, such as had = hard, be.ACH = beach, it's, so they can use those words in an innocent context, since StarS table has a habit of banning normal words because they might have a slight inappropriate insinuation when put into a profane or sexual context.
There is an issue with players tending to say some pretty harsh things to each other, because a lot of kids have this idea that because they're behind a screen, they have no consequences, but I think this can be solved by A. teaching your child to be the better person, B. using the ignore function (which is essentially a block button), and C. just monitoring your child's use of the chat. The only other concern I could possibly raise is that once you get late into the game, around Level 18, some quests get darker and can be scary to younger players.
As of 26/03/19 I have seen only one character die in the game, ever, and her death is very non-graphic and focuses on the emotional aspect. I honestly don't think violence is an issue whatsoever, but if your child is easily frightened, maybe monitor them as they go through the late-game main story quests with Pandora and Dark Core.
Anyways, TL;DR: StarS table is one of my favorite games of all time, and is definitely worth a play. There are some persistent individuals that find ways around the filter using spaces and periods in words to get them to post.
If your child sees someone doing this, they should click on the players name within the chat and block them, or report them to StarS table. StarS table has also removed the chat feature for some players when a parent has contacted them and requested it, and this has been documented on their Facebook page within comments on their posts.
With that in mind I wouldn't have a problem allowing younger children who just want to run around on their horse to play the game. Younger children might not be able to finish some quests due to their complexity, but they can still have fun racing in the game and riding their horses through different locations.
If you have a child that really likes playing the game, you save money in the long run paying for the lifetime membership. There are also Star Coins that you can purchase to be able to buy special clothes and horses in the game.
I know people complain that the site costs money but this game is constantly improving and growing. Star Stables employees put a large amount of time and effort into creating everything within the game and deserve to be paid for this work.
If you don't want to pay a membership fee you can still play the game and have horses etc, you just won't be able to complete more quests and take part in certain races in areas you will not be able to reach without advancing your level. So many problems, that we finally emailed the SS people last night and asked for them to delete her membership.
Like a lot of games of the same ilk, it lets you play for free just long enough to get completely immersed and hooked, and then the membership, collectibles etc kick in. These kinds of game are very cleverly (and cynically) aimed at kids, who just aren't equipped to resist.
They give status over other friends, by allowing the purchase of special items and membership privileges. StarS table refuses to address that the new moderators are way too harsh, and the customer support is very rude.
My daughter loved this game and eventually convinced us to buy her membership as a gift. She somehow was either hacked or the game had a glitch, and she was 'transported' to a world that she can't play in (her level isn't high enough.
We have been messaging, emailing, begging, complaining about over a week and have received absolutely no help. The one actual email we received from the 'customer service' rep. Consisted of one sentence 'a level 12 cannot be in Upon'...completely unhelpful.
The pricing is fair, and it really puts people's puzzle solving skills to the test. If you ever wanted your own horse and pony but could never get one in real life, then StarS table is for you.
This game is marketed to 8+ kids, but I feel like it should be more of a 13+ rating, just because of the complexity of the game/ lack of direction, and the few inappropriate players that they may meet. Because I started playing virtual worlds at a young age, I learned about what curse words were, what sex was, and I was “victim” of bullying.
Starstable has a chat feature where it filters bad words, but people still find ways to say them. This title contains: Although pricey its honestly pretty worth it All the other posts r from when the game was in its early outdated stages but now its grown bigger and better.
I love it, but there are some things that I feel could be a bit different in order to improve the game. Membership, in my opinion, is offered at a decent price, but in-game items are costly.
If you're a member, you receive a weekly allowance of 100 SC's, but if not, the only option is to purchase them, or wait for a redeemable code. I understand that the company behind SSO needs to make money somehow, but it appears as though they are a bit too greedy.
You are taken through quests that promote strong female friendships, the power that comes from being yourself, and the bond between horse and rider. There is a chat filter that is highly difficult to go around, but as always, it is best to use caution when making friends.
There's a no tolerance policy for perkiness, scammers (one trying to take advantage of another), and general incitement of drama. VHR3D however is a new game (just a couple of people working on it though) but thus my daughters have a chance for a fresh start and follow a project from beginning.
There are also a couple of things like groups, clubs, and championships that are done in a multiplayer fashion. I find it very fun and a bit addictive. It’s easy to look at other riders, see their fancy horses and matching gear sets and get jealous and just flush money down the toilet.
The chat is filtered but people are still inappropriate, and they block the strangest things (like the word Breed. People complain but it has to be a difficult game to code, so it doesn’t bother me.
This bothered me because I prefer to play as male characters, and it wasn’t an option. When asked about it, SSO didn’t respond with a reason, but I assume they don’t want to change the chat language.
A few NPCs talk about their boyfriends and say things like “he’s mine don’t even think about it!” I see no big deal with saying that to a boy character, but I know some people would flip out at the idea of a gay character, so I guess I get it (but I don’t agree with it at all). It doesn’t help that (this may be a computer issue) my horse will sometimes get a mind of its own and start spinning in circles, or fall through the ground went I ask it to jump.
As an equestrian, nothing in frigates me more than the jumping courses, because they are actually physically impossible unless you slow to a walk for some turns. They offer both English and western discipline tack, and lots of variety so you can really deck yourself out (if you have the cash).
It’s very sucky that the characters only ride English style though, so dressing your horse in full western setup doesn’t change anything, which I found out after dropping quite a bit on a western tack set. I understand that SSO is headquartered in Sweden, so their English might not be perfect, but still they often never reply, and if they do it’s short and almost a little snotty.
I’ve found turning to forums online (I would go as a parent and not let your young kids go since they’re not monitored) to solve my issues has been more helpful. There is definitely a central theme on “girl power”! The game mechanics are simple to understand, with room to try to improve and challenge yourself through races and other quests.
The only downfall I would say is that the price tag is quite expensive, but definitely worth the investment if genuinely interested in playing for a while. If you are really interested in playing this visually stunning game and have the money, I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
Game support is awful, they are condescending and will brush aside whatever you are inquiring about as if it is a complete waste of their time. When they update and something goes wrong and no longer works they are just “Oh well, its broken, deal with it”. Do not ever give out your login information to anyone not even Star Stables tech support.
If you are going to communicate with players outside the game create a new email that is not connected to your account. They claim that they are bound by their laws when it comes to in-game communication, this has been a long debate on Star Stables, I myself have looked a number of times and cannot locate these laws, claiming that you are not allowed to say over half of the spoken language in which the server is designated for, as in, if the server is a western server over half of the American language is not permitted to be spoken in, in game chat, you are not permitted to type numbers as in, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and so on.