Author Topic: Confusion About Horse Breeds  (Read 24515 times)

Offline ArianaJade

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Re: Confusion About Horse Breeds
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 03:45:28 PM »
I haven't got Pets (yet) but I'm also quite disappointed there's no ponies. In real life I've had four ponies, as being small I can get away with riding them still. Two Welsh (Timmie and Misty), a Dartmoor (Ellie) and a Thelwell pony of uncertain breed (Baggins). All of them were much, much harder work than horses, but also friendlier, cleverer and much more fun.

Not having breeds would make sense from a game perspective, though, as it'd probably be a fair amount of additional power to keep track of what colours a horse could be from its breed, and all the various crossbreeding and the difficulties with colour that could entail. Although I suppose they can already combine the looks of the horses to get their foal anyway, if it's like human sim genetics.

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Re: Confusion About Horse Breeds
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2011, 04:46:03 PM »
It is a little unrealistic that a mating pair of the same breed, such as two Arabians, has produced a foal that shows up as "Mixed" in the Equestrian Center after I've sold it. Also, I previously had perceived that the "purebred" foals earned more at the equestrian center than mixed foals, since i've sold two foals with the same skills and got different prices for each. 

After reading this essay I did an experiment, and to make a long story short, I proved Mary right about breeding and sale price (not that she needed it). I concluded the price difference I noticed was due to the fact that the horse's Mood Meter also affects the sale price. A horse in a bad mood will have a lower sale price than the same horse sold with needs static. Max your horse's needs to max the sale price. (If this is old news, I apologize.)
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Re: Confusion About Horse Breeds
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2011, 05:19:35 PM »
I hadn't read that before so thanks for that tip!  If it's been mentioned, I've missed it. :)

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Re: Confusion About Horse Breeds
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2011, 12:49:53 PM »
Np Dellena. Also, I think that the Frisian breed is misspelled in CAS. From Wikipedia:
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The Friesian (also Frisian) is a horse breed originating in Friesland, Netherlands.
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