Thursday, 7 July 2011

Breeding horses - what is going on?

We have heard a lot of discussion about the difficulties of breeding presented in the higher pedigrees of the game.  I don't think I will be able to change player's minds on this issue through this blog, but I thought it would be helpful to provide our point of view on the subject.

We are aware that some players are unhappy and frustrated with the difficulties presented in higher breeding and that you preferred it the way it was before the update.  We appreciate your feedback and are not ignoring you. We read the posts, emails and forums.

The bottom line is that Hooves of Fire is an evolving creation.  We want (and had designed) the higher levels of the game to be more challenging for players.  We want players to celebrate breeding a better horse instead of breeding up every time being a foregone and expected conclusion. We want players to race against each other, race their horses till they enter Hooves Heaven and enjoy the game as a racing game instead of just pressing a button to receive a better horse every 48 hours.

The game is designed primarily to be a racing game.  We want players to race and enjoy the thrill of racing and winning against your friends. Find your best horses by actually racing them on the track instead of checking their price, waiting till they are two days old and selling them. Future updates of the game will attempt to move the focus back to racing, as the game was originally intended. We want the game to be challenging and fun at the same time and welcome suggestions from players as to how to achieve this end, whilst keeping the focus on racing.