Long time owner of the game. Have not signed up as VIP yet due to game being a little "glitchy" on my system, waiting around for some of the little "bugs" and "issues" to be worked out and having a couple questions about the many horse files that are now or will soon be offered.
For instance, I am primarily interested in all-time greats as they used to be known in original HRF game. I had well over 100 "ATGs" plus all-time Europeans and 70s, 80s, 90s bests. What I'm wondering is: will there eventually be an alll-time great file encompassing the many horses from prior game versions or must we continue to buy pre-50s, 50s, 60s 70s, and 80s-90s separately?
If the latter is the case, will we be able to combine all these files into one large file of champions? Also, I notice many former ATGs are not included in present files and expect they will show up later- correct?
I am a little concerned and somewhat hesitant about purchase of all these files which may be prohibitive for some of us, especially when considering the additional $9.95 per month in these tough economic times. However, I fully intend to join as VIP and get most of the horse files in the near future as I'm confident that Gary,Mike, et al will solve the bugs and address the issues I and others have brought up.
I know many files,tournaments and other benefits have been promised for members and realize these things just take tiime. We all have to remember this is a labor of love for the folks involved and not their full-time job or a great money-making endeavor. Gary has proved over the years to provide top-notch customer support and my experiences in the community show that Mike (Puddles) and Paul seem to be enthusiastic, willing and able to do their best to answer questions and solve problems.
Didn't intend this to come across as negative or critical toward this great game or anyone involved. I am enjoying the community horses and pre-built races, but do have some condiderations to weigh before I fork out my money. Looking forward to joining soon and interacting with everyone here.