The Great Challenge has arrived!




The Great Challenge and festivities are back. As previous editions, there are two phases to this event: Challenge phase and Festivities phase.


Great Challenge 2019-11-21 13:00 to 2019-12-04 12:59:


During the Challenge phase everyone collects horseshoes by completing tasks.

VIPs: Try your luck at finding the new divine horse Fuji by opening Titan’s Challenges during the challenge phase. (Plus… once you unlock it, you can benefit from the commercial offer too.)

[Tip: Once the festivities begin...everyone can try to find the divine inside the Titan’s Challenge.]

New to the Great challenge: Fill wagons with horseshoes by finished objectives.











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Every day, you will be given nine (9) different tasks that you can choose and complete repeatedly. When you finish an objective, you win horseshoes that go into your wagon. Your wagon is full when you collect 100 horseshoes.

Be careful: Once filled with those 100 horseshoes, your wagon will be unable to accept anymore. Thus, you won’t receive anymore horseshoes for completed objectives until it’s emptied.

To empty the wagon and receive gifts and/or unlock bonus items, send the wagon away. The horseshoes you send in your wagon will fill meters that once filled, will give you gifts. It is possible to fill more than one gauge with one full wagon, too. Regardless if you have filled your wagon up with 100 horseshoes or not, it will automatically be sent at the end of the day.

After sending your 100 horse shoes, one last objective will be unlocked that can give you 2 bonus items for the festivities— if you complete the task.

Don’t forget to add to the community goal! Contributing to it can give you more UFOs per session for the Snow battle during the festivities.

Festivities 2019-12-04 13:00 to 2019-12-09 15:00:

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The festivities will showcase the Snow battle! Each day of the festivities is cut into 3 sessions. The number of UFOs you may encounter will be determined by the number of horseshoes collected by the community during the challenge phase.

You can earn different gifts with the UFOs, but will you choose to keep them or send them to another? Your choice determines if you rise or fall in the rankings.

You can even spend equus to exchange the UFO by another that will contain a better or worse gift, but watch-out the cost increases each time you use it. (Though it resets to the lowest price with each session)

What are the bonus items? When choosing what to do with the gift from the UFO you caught, you can use a bonus item, which is obtainable in the following ways:

Winning competitions with your horses

Receiving help from your friends

Through your participation during the Great Challenge phase

Bonus items give you bonus points in addition to the original points from the UFO. You can use several bonuses for the same UFO, though the total from each bonus given will be lessened.

Jackpot: Fuji


New member to the Japanese divines, Fuji!

Fuji will give you a piece of cloud



Testers' Tips:

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The testers provided us with a few tips and tricks… see what they had to say below!

Start by completing the easiest objectives. We can fill the wagon without taking off a horn from a unicorn!

Be careful! Actions made after your wagon was filled will be lost!

Don't forget to complete the last objective after filling the wagon to win the bonuses for the Festivities.

Start every day production in your workshops to be ready when you will complete the "Retrieve a product from a workshop" objective.


Enjoy filling your wagons,

The Howrse Team
cailow
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I'd also like to know if theres going to be one last short session tomorrow.
aria №79
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Aria №79 wrote:

I'd also like to know if theres going to be one last short session tomorrow.


From what I can tell, there will be a 2-hour round at the very end. My banner says the contest ends at 10:00, and rounds start at 0:00, 8:00, and 16:00 GMT for me, so logically speaking there should be one last round that lasts 2 hours.
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I thought I was definitely out of range of finishing in the Themis' Scale zone...

But now I think I'm in with a very slight chance default smiley xd

*waves goodbye to a lot of equus, 3x Hop, 1x C Timer, and 1x Harmony Pack*
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Last round in less than a minute... I don't know how I feel about this, I've been on the top pretty much the whole time, but I've gotten unlucky recently, and haven't been able to stay at the right ranking for Fuji. Maybe I'll regret my decision when this event is over, because all the nice items I've thrown away. default smiley (lol)

Fuji is my number 1 goal, but I won't be mad as long as I get the fleece, I'm good.
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I gave away all items during all event but still I didnt manage to get even close to first 20th ranking. default smiley (n)default smiley (n)default smiley (n)

And I'm not sure to even try for Fuji because I am not good in fleecy at all even I have max times of dust which where possible to get during the event! default smiley :-x
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Disappointed in this "great" challenge!

I threw almost every prize back, but I kept prizes in the very last round because I could see it was useless.

So I passed up on tons of prizes and I won't even get past the Medusa's Blood prize. Don't get me wrong, a Medusa's Blood, 100 carrots, 50 mashes, and 2 spurs are better than nothing, but they (game tutorial and you guys here on the forums) made it sound like if you just kept throwing snow balls back you'd get one of the top tier prizes.

And I ended with over 30 bonuses that I cannot use. Even though for the last two days I've maxed out on bonuses on each snow ball.

Sorry to be negative nancy. I guess I wish the event lasted longer.
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3 million equus later... 5 points away from Fuji. default smiley (lol) Hopefully I get some of the other items.
maryeirin
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maryeirin wrote:

3 million equus later... 5 points away from Fuji. default smiley (lol) Hopefully I get some of the other items.


D: I was rooting for you
tea in wonderland
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maryeirin wrote:

3 million equus later... 5 points away from Fuji. default smiley (lol) Hopefully I get some of the other items.


I've been there. In fact I was in 5th place after my last round... and had to watch as someone got enough to knock me down to 6th! And then people placed in lower places got 2X the BMIs I got, and some extras got the divine I got due to a glitch. Don't begrudge them that, but I do wish the glitch had applied to me or Howrse had made it up to those of us who worked hard and lost out. I would have got top divine if the glitch had applied to me, and was only a few points off getting it anyway....

So, this time I decided to keep most of my prizes. I did throw some away, which I now regret a little as I ended up out of the ranking prizes! But can't complain: I have 2 HOPs, 2 tears, a V.apple, 2 strokes, 3 arrows, 40 APs, 15 studs, 16 spurs and 10,000 (which is a lot less than I spent on swaps!) Never saw a harmony pack.

Yep, definitely more fun and more productive to keep prizes. So I don't think I'll be competing for a divine in this again. Unless it's one I really want. default smiley xd

I still think it's bad that equus are now involved when they didn't use to be. Also think it's unfair that there are the same number of top prizes on every server. They do have less lower rank prizes, so why can't the top prizes be adjusted for server size? There should be a lot more people getting the divine and wild on here today.
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Tea in Wonderland wrote:

D: I was rooting for you
Thank you! default smiley (l) I only wanted him to keep my trophy, so I'm okay with missing out on him. He'll come back sometime, probably a long time default smiley (lol), but I'll be waiting! I just can't stand the TC, so I tried my best getting him this way. Hopefully he's in the fleeces next time!
maryeirin
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Hmm I think I will not try even this time with TChallange for Fuji since he giving only cloud.

Good luck for others! =@)
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RowanGreen wrote:

I've been there. In fact I was in 5th place after my last round... and had to watch as someone got enough to knock me down to 6th! And then people placed in lower places got 2X the BMIs I got, and some extras got the divine I got due to a glitch. Don't begrudge them that, but I do wish the glitch had applied to me or Howrse had made it up to those of us who worked hard and lost out. I would have got top divine if the glitch had applied to me, and was only a few points off getting it anyway....

So, this time I decided to keep most of my prizes. I did throw some away, which I now regret a little as I ended up out of the ranking prizes! But can't complain: I have 2 HOPs, 2 tears, a V.apple, 2 strokes, 3 arrows, 40 APs, 15 studs, 16 spurs and 10,000 (which is a lot less than I spent on swaps!) Never saw a harmony pack.

Yep, definitely more fun and more productive to keep prizes. So I don't think I'll be competing for a divine in this again. Unless it's one I really want. default smiley xd

I still think it's bad that equus are now involved when they didn't use to be. Also think it's unfair that there are the same number of top prizes on every server. They do have less lower rank prizes, so why can't the top prizes be adjusted for server size? There should be a lot more people getting the divine and wild on here today.
I think it's good that there's equus needed to get far in this event, rather than passes. I just wish the amount of e didn't go up SO MUCH just to trade a few times. The last one I traded, I spent 400k on, a single ufo! Quite crazy imo, I wish it was more like the races. Other than that though, I really enjoyed this.
maryeirin
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Horses of Angel wrote:

Hmm I think I will not try even this time with TChallange for Fuji since he giving only cloud.

Good luck for others! =@)
Right, level 7 is too high also, imo. I would try if he was placed on a lower level.
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i was trying for a scale, but didn't play the game as well as i could concerning bonuses. finished at 21st place at 8am, but i'm sure others will pass me before the game ends. next time around i'll know what to do better. good luck to everyone!
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I was hoping I would at least get top 200 but I'm pretty sure I should get the scale; a Golden Fleece at least if anything major happens in the last few minutes. Which pleases me.

I never did see a Harmony Pack, but I did get 2 HOPs which was me passing up on 600k. I think that's the only thing I really missed out on in prizes. But the prizes I'm about to get I can easily turn into multiple MA's, so I'm happy.
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I'm going to end up with a GC, GA, F Wand, H Ray, and MB. Having only spent around 600k, I'm pretty happy with it.
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I'm glad I kept everything, those points at the top just make me glad I followed through with it as I probably would have came out with the best item being a Fertility Wand... after throwing away 2 tears and 2 HoP.. Would certainly take this path again in future runs of this event.
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maryeirin wrote:

I think it's good that there's equus needed to get far in this event, rather than passes. I just wish the amount of e didn't go up SO MUCH just to trade a few times. The last one I traded, I spent 400k on, a single ufo! Quite crazy imo, I wish it was more like the races. Other than that though, I really enjoyed this.


I agree it's better equus than passes. But I still wish it would go back to being the money-free event. As I've said before, other events if someone pays to get to the end first it doesn't disadvantage anyone else, but in this players are actually competing against each other, and I'd rather it was a competition of skill and luck. I'd also like to see more events that depend on luck/skill without wealth being a factor. Losing this one being THE money free event is a shame. Trading could be done with bonuses.
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I agree that trading UFOs for bonuses would have made sense. In fact, I would have preferred that to having the bonuses just increase your score or reduce your penalties.

About Equus expenditure, both other people and me have commented that it might be a palliative measure to reduce inflation in the economy of the game.
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totilas wrote:

About Equus expenditure, both other people and me have commented that it might be a palliative measure to reduce inflation in the economy of the game.


True. But if they'd had more divines for sale for equus during Black Friday then there'd be less need for equus in this default smiley ;)
rowangreen
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Well, that's it done a big thanks to Howrse for all the prizes with minimal effort! Here's a list of all the BMIs I got I chose to throw the other stuff back to make sure I at least stayed top 7k for the Medusas:

x5 Plutos Parchment
x1 Philtoes' Stroke
x2 Horn of Plenty (I was so happy with these!)
x1 Chronos timer
x3 Aphrodites Tears (also extremely happy with these ones too.)

I very rarely tossed stuff back for Equus so I'm ecstatic with my haul.
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"Hello ShorahNagi,

The Festivities are now over. We hope luck was by your side during the contest.

You came in20thin the Snowball Fight!"

default smiley :o This is the best I have ever done in an event like this. I have no idea how I feel about this. I never do this well in UFO events.default smiley (o)
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The sub games are fine and all. I realize it takes a lot of effort to come up with new things. Thank you.

But as the horses jumped Fromm 11,000 max to 30,000 now in just a few months, it really trashed my game. Not much you do is going to make up for 3 years of steady breeding campaigns, paid for in real cash, getting blown out of the water with the unreasonable jump.

Value ofhorses was destroyed and stables not recovering just so the game could be hijacked. No. It isn't fair trade. My game was trashed by poor decisions altering the field so dramatically. But thanks anyway.
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I tried for Fuji this way but that's because he was on level 7 and I already bought a few divines lately
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