I was thinking of a way to get some more fun back into the game. What I’m missing on PV is a story – a story which forms the framework so to say.
So have you ever wondered why a fairy takes care for our ponies? And why is she the only fairy? Doesn’t she have friends of her own kind? She seems to live in the huge tree in the middle of the village to overlook everything happening there.
Or have you ever thought of the size of the ponies which seem to be even smaller than a fairy? Some sets let them be small enough to stand on a flower. Other sets make them huge as a dragon or at least human heroes we know from several tv shows and movies.
And as a last point: are there special colours for certain breeds of ponies that should be achieved? Colours you associate with their elements which are water, air, fire, earth and love? What about the felines? Should they be breed to colours typical for feline animals, such as all shades of brown?
I for myself search for a new ideal for breeding – a sense for reproducing ponies that’s not only “getting more of them” or “trying to inherit traits”. It should be more, shouldn’t it?
When V2 was launched I thought of different pony-clans but skipped the idea to achieve all the trophies available. Now I reduced my ponies from nearly 5.000 to 800 and they still seem to be too many. I’d love to have more specials, some significant ones. But what is significant in this game?
Back in V1 there were clans of ponies to emphasise their bloodline, their origin. With limited breeding points it would be even more plausible to proceed that way. Again we’re in need of significance – in need of special ponies we’d love to own an offspring of.
Another – yet useless – thing of the game is the possibility to give a certain pony a “like”. I’m sure the programmers had a plan when including this option. Maybe raising the value of a pony to gain more points in the ranking (that has vanished a year ago due to some bugs we’ve never been aware of – I’m still disappointed by that action when everything else the programmers have done in that period of time was… yeah, nothing).
What about giving a like when the ponies colours suit their race, i.e. colours of fire, ash and coal for fire ponies?
What if we plan and arrange a “value system” by ourselves? Making ponies with 0 or 255 in their colour scheme in V1 “pure ponies” was the players own rule as well! So why not setting up new rules? What do you think? Do you already have ideas? Please share them! :D