Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Piñatas January 2017

The Piñatas are back - this time with a bird theme!

One of my favourite promotions, it's quite easy to get some good prizes as long as you regularly log into the game. Until the 6th February 2017 you can try to open your Piñatas and win gifts. There are 20 Piñatas to crack in total and if you manage to open them all you win the new Plant Kingdom Divine - Liana. You can also win a Gypsum Divine with Piñata #17.

Your Piñata will open once you have reached the required number of points. You can earn points in the following ways:

  • by clicking on your Piñata (at first you can do this 5 times per day but it becomes more often as you complete objectives)
  • by purchasing Mace Blows on the Black Market
  • by asking your friends to click on your Piñata (at first just 1 friend can help you per day, again this increases as you complete objectives)
  • by completing objectives

Each Piñata offers between 1 and 3 additional objectives. If you complete these objectives they allow you to collect extra clicks.

For example, on Piñata number 1 the objectives are to click on your Piñata (for this you earn 5 Mace Blows) and to stroke a horse (for this your friend clicks will earn 2 points instead of 1).

Each Piñata offers gifts once opened ranging from aging points and tack to Black Market items.

One of the good things about this version of the event is that you can click on the arrow next to your current progress box to see the all the upcoming Piñatas, exactly how many points they require and what objectives you'll need to complete - so you can plan ahead!

Good luck and happy clicking.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Horse Adventure - Tale of Etria

So, not strictly a post about Howrse however... The makers of the game have just launched a new mobile app game called Horse Adventure - Tale of Etria.

It's available to download for free on both IOS and Android, and like Howrse you can play the whole thing for free or you can speed up your progress through the game with in-app purchases.

You and your horse will go on an adventure through the magical world of Etria. The Millennial Horses have disappeared and the Ancients need your help to bring them back and restore magic to their lands.

The game involves you riding your horse and moving through various landscapes to discover items and help solve the mystery. You will meet several characters along the way and complete tasks and challenges in order to progress. There are 4 maps to explore with different landscapes to ride through in each.

You can train and care for your horses as you go - just like Howrse, however it's more interactive as both your avatar and horses are moving. I think fans of RPGs will really like this game as it's a more immersive experience than Howrse.

I was lucky enough to be invited to test the game when they were developing it last year - and would highly recommend downloading it to any Howrse fans. If you want to share your progress or ask questions about the game then feel free to comment below.

You can find out more about the game on the website

Have fun on your adventures in Etria!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Annual Survey 2016

Keep an eye on your inbox today - Howrse have sent round the link to their annual survey for 2016.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and asks for your opinions on the game over the past year. It has questions about contests, particularly around what you liked and didn't like, as well as your thoughts on new features and how the game works across different platforms such as your smartphone. They're also after what you think the game should look like in the future. So if you're keen to share your thoughts - this is the perfect opportunity to get your feedback to the Howrse team.

It also includes a series of questions on pass purchases and the paid subscription accounts - Pegasus and VIP. I know that a lot of you have some very strong opinions about these features, so make sure your voice is heard.

Very interestingly they also asked about players who blog / have social media accounts regarding the game, (including asking for links). So hello game team if you're reading this!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Snowball Fight

And it's time for another snowball fight on Howrse! One of the easier and shorter events, the snowball fight is simple to take part in - and the good news is it won't cost you any passes either.

From now until Monday 16th January the regular UFOs have been replaced by snowballs containing gifts. Catch one and it will give you two prizes. One is for you, and one is to gift to your friends by throwing it at them inside a snowball.

To throw a snowball, simply go to the snowball fight page, pick a gift and select a friend to throw it to.

There are some really good prizes available for the players that throw the most snowballs:

General consensus is that UFO's appear on your game once every three hours. So if you want to win the big prizes, be prepared to spend some serious time on the game over the next week. If anyone has any other advice or tips on how they find UFOs then feel free to post below.

Good luck and happy snowball hunting!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Welcome back

Hello everyone. I'm very excited to say that Ultimate Howrse is back up and running again!

Keep your eyes peeled for new posts with all the latest news, tips, info and advice - coming soon.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

So busy!

Hello to all our readers. I'm just writing a little apology from myself and LucyLou. As you can see, we have not been posting many new stories, help and information on a regular basis.

We are both still massive fans of Howrse and play every day. However, at the moment, we are both very busy bees and cannot spare enough time to write for Ultimate Howrse as much as we'd like.

The good news is, that all of our tips and tricks are still here for you to access and use whenever you need them. And we will definitely continue adding new things to the site as often as we can.

We are just a little bit busy with lots of other things right now.

So please keep visiting us here on Ultimate Howrse and keep on sharing all your questions and news. We love hearing from you.

Happy Howrseing!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chinese New Year's puzzle Competition

Well, here we go - another competition from Howrse. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (it's the year of the Horse), Owlient have given us a suitably themed game to keep us amused until mid-February.

Following on from many recent competitions, this puzzle requires you to collect pieces for a number of Chinese-themed jigsaws. There are 12 puzzles in total with the number of pieces needed, increasing as you go along. Each jigsaw you finish gives you various gifts. If you complete all of the jigsaws you get to win a fabulous Qilin which is a new Divine Unicorn.

  • Puzzle 1 (Goat) needs 2 pieces
  • Puzzle 2 (Monkey) needs 4 pieces
  • Puzzle 3 (Rooster) needs 4 pieces
  • Puzzle 4 (Dog) needs 9 pieces
  • Puzzle 5 (Pig) needs 9 pieces
  • Puzzle 6 (Rat) needs 12 pieces
  • Puzzle 7 (Ox) needs 12 pieces
  • Puzzle 8 (Tiger) needs 15 pieces
  • Puzzle 9 (Rabbit) needs 15 pieces
  • Puzzle 10 (Dragon) needs 24 pieces
  • Puzzle 11 (Snake) needs 24 pieces
  • Puzzle 12 (Horse) needs 35 pieces

A welcome change from recent contests is that this competition doesn't require us all to wake up in the middle of the night to complete tasks! Everything you need to do to win jigsaw pieces occurs just once a day (mainly). Once you've completed them, you can sit back and relax until the following day.

Collecting jigsaw pieces means you need to do the following:

  • Log on to Howrse (1 piece a day - usually)
  • Groom a horse (1 piece a day)
  • Win a competition (1 piece a day)
  • Remove a horn form a Unicorn (1 piece a day)
  • Clicking on a puzzle UFO (1 piece a day - as far as we know!)
  • Watching a video (1 piece a day - as far as we know!)
  • Open a HOP (Unlimited pieces per day)
Now we have done little bit of maths for you. How possible is it to actually win a Qilin? Well, if you really, really want one and have a fair bit of money to spend, then you could buy heaps of HOP's but that would cost you a lot of cash.

So, if you don't buy HOPS and you don't have Unicorns horns to remove (or don't want to) , can you  still actually win that elusive Qilin?

In short - no. Assuming Howrse don't change things during the course of the puzzle competition and based on what we know,  we think you will only be able as far as the Dragon Puzzle (puzzle 10).

If you DO remove a Unicorn horn each day, then you will get as far as the Snake Puzzle (puzzle 11).

So, if you do all the daily tasks (grooming, watching a video etc) AND remove a Uni horn each day, then you will still need over 30 HOP's to win that Qilin. Boo!

Of course, it's likely that Howrse will offer bonus jigsaw pieces in HOP's later in the competition so this will make things a little bit easier. However, whichever way you look at it, winning a Divine Unicorn is not going to be easy ... or cheap.

But it's not all doom and gloom. There are plenty of BM items to win along the way as well as ageing points and equus. And, you can even win Horseshoe Studs which are usually only available with a VIP account. Now that is pretty cool.

So, even if a Qilin is out of your reach, you can still relax and enjoy picking up plenty of goodies to keep you happily Howrse-ing!