I'm all for an aging system, but I think it should be on a player to player basis, not enforced. Like, I keep my horses on the standard 4 months = 1 year aging system and once they hit about 20 years old I tend to slowly retire/kill them off.
I can understand that this may make people nervous about selling horses for fear they'd be dumped into a Deceased Account and be unable to be retrieved, but I think this is a symptom of the larger problem Equus has about wanting to keep control over horses they've sold. If you make a decision to sell a horse, you are handing over control of that horse to another person. Full stop. You no longer get to decide what the horse does or where it goes, or if it gets sold on to another person who then stops being active, etc. It's a reality of selling that no matter who that horse gets sold to, it may no longer remain active, and that's a risk we all take whenever we make a decision to give up a horse.
I agree with this so much. I have sold many horses who are now un-active, or barely active. Does it bug me a little? Sure but ultimately its just like real life, when you sell a horse it is no longer yours If it happens to be a good sale you might get an owner who sends you updates and keeps you posted, but you might not. That horse is theirs and they can do with it as they please. I think the graveyard is a good idea.
I just.. go with this.
There is always a risk, that those horses are "lost" but thats the general risk if you sell it. I think I dont need to repeat people here.
I myself am also always a bit sad and think twice before I sell horses, but I am aware of the risks that I dont have control over anything anymore at the point of selling.
@Blake-Bellanaris his owner stopped by yesterday(most likely before or after I worked him) and agreed he has lost weight since he joined the herd and is running around more now. He is getting a physical done Tuesday, and hopefully the vet can point her to how to help regain his weight to at least last what is left of winter/spring. I'm glad she picked up on his weight, unless one of the workers alerted her about it.
It might be similar but I really want to see other aspects like the "Grade Rating" and other things..
Basically, I want the Rating (A,B, C, etc), the pedigree with specific colors or similar to show how much one horse is in a pedigree (can help with not inbreeding), etc. Just like TrueNicks but with Sims Equines!
I guess we have to start over once again, maybe go through our mods and CC, throw some old... junk out and... explore! I found out that I didn't bother to really discover the game too much, so now I am planning to do all the tombs in all the countries and use the content from the datadisk I have. Also despite my love to our old horses (and oh my we had soooo many) maybe it's better to kinda slim down and play it small.
I hope I will see you around, Katara is sending best regards!
Only can agree with Andrea. Also most people tend to breed their mares less than their stallions, so it is easier to catch a good breeding to a stallion than with a mare. (Or at least that is the feeling I get)
Just a quick update, my game is finally up and running and I'm just taking some time to build some new facilities. I had been intending to rebuild anyway, so I figured now is as good a time as any for a fresh start. It looks like I managed to save almost everything except for a handful of horse files, so I may need to track down some previous owners to find their files or at least some pictures I can use to recreate them. I am pretty busy for the rest of the month with holidays, so I won't be able to finish building and start taking pictures again until probably around February, but I do expect to get back into showing when they start up again next month.
Just a quick list of files I know for sure I've lost but can't remember the previous owners of, if anyone could possibly help me out. I may need to add to this list later once I've got everything organized.
ADS Pride of Night
ZF Classical Ain't Old
OBF Sheza Black Rose
Hetting's Cosmo's Dream
Hetting's Devil's Demon
@Riz-Artemidoros haha I've had it sitting around for ages. I would suggest/recommend that people edit the original and not make just personal copies to edit, we all share the same poses and if we all do the work it'll be super easy for everyone in the future~!
Okay, so if you want this to be related to the game setup I would say lot D or E, for reference would be about where the train station is. Personally, I would add another horse barn in somewhere. I don't know what your plans are for this, but maybe you could do some cabins like are in the game and have a dude ranch type thing? It's looking great so far!