Updates on Our Trainer Game - Information You Need to Know When Racing

Updates on Our Trainer Game - Information You Need to Know When Racing

There are two announcements that everyone should see that affect our horse racing trainer game. First, sometime next week, we will eliminate the special bred horses. For those who don't understand what I'm referring to, there are several horses on the stallion and dam rosters who have special traits and a very large fluctuation in performance and ability. Originally the concept was to provide a little bit more excitement when a person owned one of those special trait horses. But, we learned that they led to confusion and, as time goes on, we see less and less of a demand for them. Therefore, it's time to get rid of them. All of the horses that are still identified as special bred horses including Safely Kept, Ta Wee, Candy Eclair, Ack Ack and Midnight Lute, will be changed and will perform like normal sires and dams in our game effective sometime next week. You will know the effective date because the notification on those sires and dams, letting you know that these are special trait horses, will be eliminated and replaced with our standard sire and dam verbiage.

New Classified Trainer Tournaments

As Puddles mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we're rolling out new types of trainer tournaments to help classify horses. These tournaments will carry special restrictions. Eligibility for these tournaments will be based upon a horse's past speed ratings on the same racing surface that the final Breeders' Cup race will occur For example, a tournament may be restricted to 2-year-old horses who have NOT exceeded a 105 speed figure rating on a dirt track. These speed ratings are the speed ratings that have occurred while your horse has performed in other tournaments, not in training races in your game. So, if your Horse ABC has a best speed rating figure on a dirt track of 104 and he meets all the other tournament qualifications (such as age), then he would be eligible for this tournament.

Here are a couple of things to remember. These tournaments will be marked with a giant R, meaning restricted by speed rating. These tournaments are not eligible for jackpot and super jackpot bonuses that will be implemented shortly. These tournaments will have a tendency to carry smaller purses or community point prize pools. The concept of these tournaments are to help smaller stables enjoy the ownership of virtual horse racing without trying to compete with the big barns who have the skill and bankroll to dominate. You'll see the first of these special tournaments as early as next week.

Puddles should have the rest of the update later on. Once we start with the special tournaments and the new classifications of horses, I'll be publishing weekly information to help players adjust to the additional oportunities the new horses offer as well as the best way to maximize your stable with the new types of nominated horses as well as the new types of tournaments, including restricted, jackpot and super jackpot, and of course, insta-tournaments, as well.



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beefybruno's picture

Nice touch!

That will give those of us with lesser quality horses a chance to win some tourneys! I had to cut a lot of horses from my stable, including some with potential. I have not bred anything over a 110 in my last 20 attempts, (most of my current stable) so this sounds good to me!
Some of the "Special recipe" horses from above, could end up being very good to breed, the Lute especailly could benefit from this, as he was actually a pretty good horse! Keep up the good work, and it's nice to know that you guys are STILL listening!
Beefy

oblitz's picture

Niiice! Thank you guys for

Niiice! Thank you guys for doing this. Up until now I have entered horses when I new they would not win but maybe place. I think this addition makes it more realistic. There are thousands of horses and races that don't get TV coverage on ESPN so it will be cool to race in the farm league and bring up horses to the big time when there ready.

paint2ways's picture

This is great for the

This is great for the beginners, smaller stables and members with only one or two horses. It gives them a chance to earn some points and $$. Thanks for listening and making it happen.

"Horse Lovers Are Stable People"

sassteve's picture

Great idea! I would also

Great idea!
I would also consider other types of tournements too. for example Maidens for horses that have yet to win a trainer tournement. Or races limited to low earning horses maybe.

oblitz's picture

You mean like the Pimbrook

You mean like the Pimbrook Feeney Classic at the Dekalb County fair for Bubba's best horse Sponsord by Tom's Feed and Seed and followed by the Crash up Derby cars on the same track? That would be awesome! You could make it were its possible for Bubba's horse to keel over dead in the gate or half way around the track! lol

sassteve's picture

very funny. lol

very funny. lol

leerockali's picture

question?????

So what happens to the special trait horses we have now, do there performance change as well with the new update

lee

ronster's picture

New Classified Trainer Tournaments

Great news... just hope there is enough competition out there to run these extra races. Should be, though prolly still get dominated by the big boys - they can't breed wonder horses every time can they?!
At least I'll feel like I have a better chance!

Also like the idea of Maidens.

Thanks HRF - looking forward to the changes.

-Ron

oblitz's picture

Ron I assure you there is!

Ron I assure you there is! As a matter of fact I would guess that these races will be busier than the high stakes which would be expected. We all have 3 times more sub-100 sr horses than 120's. I have like 10 horses 3 are 100-110 and 7 are under 100. I probably will be solely in these races until I strike it big one day!

ronster's picture

See you there!

Looks like me and you will fill races up by ourselves then oblitz!

I do have 1 horse with an initial SR of 109 before being vetted. Should I vet this horse... or can they come back worse?
I can't work out where to place it as it is... 109 wouldn't be enough to win anything would it?

So far both horses I've sent to the vet have come back a lot better (+15 and +20) - but I dunno if this is just luck or maybe cos they were only 80 when I called the vet!!
Both horses came back with lower consistency rating in the Performance Report too?

Hmmm... I've just noticed how much I go off topic in my posts... can I get a badge for that?!?

I promise I'll try and keep on topic in future.

oblitz's picture

haha! To answer your

haha! To answer your question I vetted all of mine except the very best one that can compete. Mostly the don't get worse or better. It is like spinning the wheel of fortune, they just rebirth the horse with brand new stats. If your not happy with what you get you can turn it in for another horse with different stats for 2500 cp rather 18000cp all over again. Some end up better some the same with different attributes.


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