On this week’s MOP Podcast, Justin and I fielded a great question from a reader about non-combat MMOs. On our (depressingly short) list was Star Stable, the adorable horse-raising/horse-riding social MMO. Eliot and I even virtually arm-wrestled over who got to write this post, and that’s more intense conflict than this game will see in a year. It’s a breath of fresh air.
Anyway! Winter descends on the game this week through the start of January thanks to the opening of the Winter Village, where Santa and his mates preside over quests, snacks, camping fun, ice races, and clothes shopping. You can even morph your horse – of course you have a horse; that is what this game is all about, after all – into a reindeer.
“Ever wondered what it’s like riding a reindeer? Well, now’s your chance to find out! In one of the Christmas Village stores, you can buy magical powders that transform your horse into a cool reindeer! This awesome effect lasts for 30 minutes, before your horse gets its normal appearance back. The powders come in three different colors, in single packs or packs of 5, 10, and 15 that are a little cheaper. You can use these powders on any horse you like, and they will continue to work even after the holidays! There’s also a fourth reindeer color, which those of you who have spent previous holidays in Jorvik will recognize! Get your hands on this color by doing an exchange in the Ice Cave. You can use this reindeer as many times as you like until January 2!”
This is all just so stinkin’ cute I can’t contain myself. How are my kids not playing this yet.