Important: Springtime Rules Recap



Spring Cleaning time!





Hello Everyone,

We noticed that on several versions, some forms of cheating have been tolerated. Though sometimes historically, other times due to information errors, or simply because it’s easier to let things pass than to tackle a difficult situation.

However, in the long run, everyone is penalized by this situation. It's unfair, unpractical and no one really knows where the boundaries are.

So, we have decided to do a global recap for all the versions to set things straight and make sure that the rules are consistent across all the versions of Howrse.

We are also planning to do a general cleanup on all the versions, thus it's an occasion to give everyone fair warning about what isn’t allowed before we start that as shown via the list below.


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Selling passes to another player

Buying passes from another player

Farming passes via numerous accounts (A.k.a. multiple-accounting). Using the free pass features to collect passes on through extra accounts to transfer them to your main later. (I.E. the passes from sending dead horses to Heaven)

Paying another player with passes or game items to play/do chores in your stead

Bulk sales of old horses against passes (For example: Selling 10 horses for a single pass or any other similar aspect). The allowances planned in the game are calculated to preserve game balance, they are not transferable to another player.

Having more than one account on the same version


Having a common pivot account for teams, its multiple-accounting.

A fake account is used to store and transfer good, currencies and horses among members within a team bypassing game re-sale rules.

Connecting to another player's account outside of the co-management feature

Using a script on your account, regardless of who activated said script.

Yes, you are responsible for choosing co-managers you can trust and who share your ethics

Selling an account to another player either for game currency or actual currency

Selling Black market items

There’s a limit as the number of exchanges and gifts you can do, and it’s for a very excellent reason. This includes selling them for passes or real currencies, both transactions are forbidden.


As for tabbing, add-ons and gaming mouses (link clump, etc...), they are not forbidden per se, but should you ever decide to use these methods, do be careful and stay within reason. If your account seems to be overdoing it and we consider that you are taking an unfair advantage over your peers, due to an automation, it will be equal to scripting.

Therefore, starting the 10th of April, 2018, we will proceed with a spring cleaning on all the versions.

Best Regards,

The Howrse Team
 
cailow
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By Retired breeder, 20th March 2018 10:47:37
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I'm not a fan of this no opening tabs thing...

I like that people can't cheat now. But what about if you're a constant buyer from a specific person?

A player tends to sell me AP farm horses for 3000e whenever they breed them. Would me specifically purchasing a lot off of this person, even for that price, get me penalized at risk of multiaccounting?
So all the people who ever did something wrong in 'Howrse Terms' will get deleted the 10th of April, or after the 10th of April people who then use it will lose their accounts?

And what is the limit for use of Linkclump. I used it to cover Unicorn mares within the minute but i never open like 200 horses at once, and i did not even know what 'tabbing' is since nowdefault smiley :-x

All i did is done by my own hand but i'm not so sure about this game anymore if this is how it goes. Can we open 5 horses, 10? 20? If there is no limit how can people know what they do wrong... default smiley :o
roesjes
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superauri wrote:

okay, im confused. When i look after horses from a specific breeding farm i open them all up in separate tabs, the same with buying horses to compare which is better. I right click with my mouse . Can I still do this legally?

It was mentioned that accounts are automatically deleted after 180 days but I still have friends who's accounts exist and they haven't logged on for ages, some of them over 1000 days. How does that work?


You may right click and open tabs that way all you want because that's how you're supposed to open tabs.

If you are opening many many tabs at once, then you have to think how that looks on our end. Remember, opening a page is an interaction with our server. Again, common sense is required. If you open 5 pages it's probably not a huge deal. If you open 200 pages at once, well that is different.

There are some accounts created very early that do not delete because they were created before we started doing that. They're exempt from that rule.

-ZOwey
zowey
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Retired breeder wrote:

A player tends to sell me AP farm horses for 3000e whenever they breed them. Would me specifically purchasing a lot off of this person, even for that price, get me penalized at risk of multiaccounting?


If you buy each one for 3000e that's still using the sales as the game says you should, I think the problem would be if you bought 80 of those horses for 500e (the minimum), and then a "payment" horse for x passes or x amount of Equus
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Can someone please explain what is "tabbing"? If I open several uni mares in different tabs to breed them all during one uni breeding time, is it tabbing and breaking rules or not?
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Ok, so now I have a concern after reading some people's comments. My niece visited me about a month or two ago and I helped her get an account started from my computer which I rarely go on the computer for howrse anyways it's mainly on my phone. But would that be a problem since it's the same IP Address? I don't co-manage for her or bought anything from her so am I going to have problems with the fact it was on my computer?
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Roesjes wrote:

So all the people who ever did something wrong in 'Howrse Terms' will get deleted the 10th of April, or after the 10th of April people who then use it will lose their accounts?


Someone got written confirmation from a Mod that if people "shape up" between now and the 10th, then they should be fine. If this turns out not to be true then at least people can argue that a Mod had confirmed it.
ali64
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Im happy about this spring clean, I agree with everything BUT the tabbing and gaming mouse. First having a gaming mouse really doesn't make a big different you just move from page to page quickly. Second tabbing is really important to some players, I have 56 female unicorns that I have to cover within one minute- you have to tab for that. However having software to tab for you is different.

To be fair I think it should be against the rules to mass buy a limited coat before it is open too ALL of players. Higher ranking players with VIP accounts buy as many 100 limited coats that they can and then sell them for 5+ passes. They are retired by the time they come out. Having access to new GA coats favours people who pay, and the passes they earn means is just a cycle.
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Selling accounts for real money?? Wow, I didn't know that was going on. Wish I had thought of that myself!default smiley xd
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Cookie12 wrote:

The customer service for this game is shocking to be honest, I'm no longer funding this game as I'll probably get banned for using a 'Razor chroma gaming mouse' so no I'm not going to stop using my gaming mouse as it was very expensive and was a gift. I rarely play this game now anyways. It's just gone downhill every year now.


I also use a razor mouse. I guess I can kiss this game goodbye then.
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By Retired breeder, 20th March 2018 10:57:56
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Wait, so we can't buy/ sell horses for passes? default smiley :(
All of this is utterly ridiculous. How is LinkClump an issue? (Or are you penalising your PLAYERS because your SERVERS can't handle the load?)

I have a gaming mouse, I use LinkClump, I open multiple tabs. Howrse is already becoming tedious to play, now we can only click one link at a time?

Please, Howrse, allow me to give my Divines (that I paid for) away to some deserving friends (for free), so I can quit this already. default smiley :@
oscuro
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Retired breeder wrote:

Wait, so we can't buy/ sell horses for passes? default smiley :(


nah just as long as it is by the in game system a.k.a 20 passes limit for one horse
horselover19900
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Query: Are there any concerns with adaptive technology?
Examples: Trackball mice for those whose hands do not work well, audio/visual software for the blind or caption software for the deaf?

If there are any tweaks you might suggest, let me know. I am one who falls under the "audio/visual software for the blind" category.

I'm asking in case any proverbial wires get crossed. Adaptive tech can be strange at times in the way it behaves.
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I love how Howrse allows us to price any horse for any amount yet they say there are junk horses but what if some people actually think that horse is worth that amount? Are you going to start restricting how we price our horses? This is getting outrageous and I see Howrse planning it’s own downfall because everyone has a different worth of horses. I think my foundations are worth 1,000 passes to me because they are my firsts (over exaggeration and sarcasm if you can’t tell)
Just find it funny we can’t price our horses how we want to
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howrse really isnt the same anymore..
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Also what about pressing alt and clicking if your on chromebook? It makes opening tabs faster without having to see the menu that has “open link in new tab” and such
This post is going to be a mess.
equtation9401
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Sounds like a conspiracy to get rid of Howrse's non pass buyers...who had contributed much to the economy.
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equtation9401 wrote:

I love how Howrse allows us to price any horse for any amount yet they say there are junk horses but what if some people actually think that horse is worth that amount? Are you going to start restricting how we price our horses? This is getting outrageous and I see Howrse planning it’s own downfall because everyone has a different worth of horses. I think my foundations are worth 1,000 passes to me because they are my firsts (over exaggeration and sarcasm if you can’t tell)
Just find it funny we can’t price our horses how we want to


I've seen plenty of people go because of how they're treated and how the game feels like it's turning into a (poorly) government run country as opposed to actually feeling how a game should (fun) I play mostly out of addiction as opposed to actually enjoying myself these days, it's sad how a game I once loved so much is becoming more oppressed as time goes on.
I don't doubt the way we price our own horses will be prodded at next. (and yes, I am expecting a warning and the typical silencing that we get here for the different opinions we all have) :/
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I used link clump, to open 30 tabs at a time, I've never known a game to be so... controlling
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Conspiracy. Do you see my point now hehe
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Retired breeder wrote:

I'm not a fan of this no opening tabs thing...

I like that people can't cheat now. But what about if you're a constant buyer from a specific person?

A player tends to sell me AP farm horses for 3000e whenever they breed them. Would me specifically purchasing a lot off of this person, even for that price, get me penalized at risk of multiaccounting?


First of all, of course you can open different tabs. You can have 200 tabs open of different horses if you want. Although I don't recommend it, it might melt your computer.

The trouble is when you try to open 200 tabs at exactly the same second. If you are doing things manually you're fine.

You can buy and sell from the same players as long as you are not logging into their account to do it. If you are playing from the same household, then you have to understand that we're going to be looking at your account very closely.

-ZOwey
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Whoops auto correct, I meant 'I use Linkclump' default smiley :d
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By Retired breeder, 20th March 2018 11:22:32
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I hope it's just an April Fool's joke... I believe it's my goodbye to this sinking ship.
Some of the rules are cool, but others are just over use of power.
I don't blame the game or the company...I blame the players. The attitude and childish behavior of many of the players is appalling.
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