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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If I put on my page I wanted to advertise to swap BMI's for BMI's that you cant sell or exchange, would I get in trouble? default smiley :s default smiley :p I haven't done it before so I don't want to if its not allowed, cheers
indie
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indie wrote:

If I put on my page I wanted to advertise to swap BMI's for BMI's that you cant sell or exchange, would I get in trouble? default smiley :s default smiley :p I haven't done it before so I don't want to if its not allowed, cheers


Considering that the only way to achieve that would be to sell a horse with that BMI on it, I would that if you are only advertising to sell it, it might be okay.

However, if you were offering to swap your non-exchangeable BMI for another BMI by selling a horse with the BMI already on it, then that action would be against the rules.

The basic rule is that if there is not already a system in place on the game to trade that way, then you should not trade that way.
sarahope78
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Hello all,

We appreciate everyone's feedback and suggestions. From this point forward, please direct any further communication about this issue to Contact Us.

Regards,
ZOwey
zowey
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