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  1. So I've had two horses born in the past week that haven't shown their fathers in either inspect or examine. For the first one I thought maybe it was because their father had died (I had a male from that pen die of old age and he could have been the father) but I'm sure that isn't the case with the one I had born today! The foals are unrelated, one is a female buckskin 4 speed, and the other is a male blood bay 2 draft. Born today and on the 21st respectively. I've had others born in between that show their parents as normal, so far it's just these two.
  2. Have you ever stood around for days waiting for your newly bought adolescent horse to turn 'late' adolescent just so that you can start breeding? With no idea when it will happen, you keep trying, wondering if the animal is still too young, or just too hungry. It's wearisome. Please can we fix it so that all animals become able to breed *as soon as* they reach the adult adolescent age. *As soon as* they are adolescent, and not until some indistinct latter stage of adolescent. Adolescent will then clearly and obviously mean breed-able and will prevent any confusion. Let's take the guesswork out of breeding and simplify. Thanks for considering this.
  3. The Beginners' Heavy Horse Guide Firstly a note to say, I'm not an expert on breeding horses under the new system, with two toons at around 50AH when the update came out, I felt like a beginner too, but I read the patch notes carefully and came up with a plan to breed draft horses, and (so far) it seems to be working. I thought I would write a brief guide, not an expert guide, but a guide to follow my successes, avoid my mistakes and share my happy accidents breeding Heavy (draft/draught) Horses since the update. For this guide I am assuming you are at 50AH or just below, and not a high level breeder (you probably stopped grinding AH like many did on reaching 50) - if you are then I expect you will have your own better methods. During this guide I refer to 'old' 5-speeds, 4-speeds and 3-speeds etc - this has nothing to do with their age(!), but refers to the way they were described before the update. This guide assumes you are familiar with the minimum breeding age of horses (late adolescent). Step 1: Start Collecting horses: What horses can you get? What's your situation? (Ignore the bred in captivity trait!) A I have the old clean 5-speeds (3 speed 2 draft traits only) You are in a blessed yet awkward position because your horses have more speed traits than draft traits, so if you breed two 5-speeds the usual result will be another speed horse. To crack this, you need to breed your 5-speed with something else. See B. B My neighbours have a free horse pen with the old 1-4 speeds Do you live near a kind neighbour who has a free horse pen, giving away (or selling) their old 3 and 4 speeds? You've possibly struck gold. Ignore the old 4 speeds (at first), and any horses with any other traits than the old 5-speed traits - go straight to the old 2 and 3 speeds. Pick out some nice clean old 3 speeds with strong body and carry more and one speed trait (doesn't matter which) if there are any old 2 speeds with just strong body and carry more, grab those too! Note these horses will not have the draft horse shaped body (they only get that with 3 draft traits) so you you will need to right click Inspect them to check their traits. C I have access to wild horses Collect as many as you can reasonably collect, unless you have access to males described in B, in which case you could get away with just collecting females. Step 2: Pairing up and breeding Don't worry about sorting your horses into happy couples. If you only have access to one or two appropriate males - use them for most of your mares. You can breed them several times per day. If you have access to a FO priest, do get your horses cleaned up and healthy and remove negative traits first, it will make some difference to the success of the outcome. Pay attention to the inbreeding warning, and avoid inbreeding wherever possible. A I have 5 speed mares? Breed all your mares with (in this order of priority): 1 - old (clean) 2 speeds with 2 draft traits 2 - old (clean) 3 speeds with 2 draft and 1 speed trait 3 - old (clean) 4 speeds with 2 draft traits - strong body and carry more 4 - old (clean) 1 speeds with 1 draft trait 5 - wild - 0 trait horses 50% of the time (on average, allowing for RNG) the foal will take after the father (or non-5 speed if the other way round). In this case, for options 1 and 2 this should result in a draft dominant foal more often than not. For option 3 - there's about half the chance of 1 or 2 that you will get a draft dominant foal. For option 4, I have not tried this but it seems to me to be slightly more likely to produce a draft than breeding with a wild horse, it might even be more successful than breeding with a 4 speed - let us know! For 5, the parent is wild, so it's really pot luck. For the 50% of the foals that take after the mother (or 5-speed parent) - I'm sorry, they may most likely be speed based foals. B I have some 2 draft trait horses from the freebie pen? Awesome (the ideal scenario). Each of these horses will have strong body and carry more traits and so they are draft dominant - look at the 1 speed trait they have (if any) because you need to keep a note of this. Pair up your mares and stallions so that the 1 speed trait (if any) is different for each of them (if both have fleeter movement for example, this may increase the chance of fleeter movement being passed on, which we don't want - so find a different mare) A same pairing (Wrong!) Male: It has a strong body. It can carry more than average. It has very strong leg muscles. It has been bred in captivity. Female: It has a strong body. It can carry more than average. It has very strong leg muscles. It has been bred in captivity. A suitable pairing would be (Correct): Male: It has fleeter movement than normal. It has a strong body. It can carry more than average. It has been bred in captivity. Female: It has a strong body. It has lightning movement. It can carry more than average. It has been bred in captivity. You may only have access to old 4-speeds with 2 draft traits, or old 2-speeds with 1 draft trait (or worse!) - if so adjust your pairings according, ensuring that you don't double up on any unwanted traits - make sure any unwanted traits are not present on both the mother and father. C I have access to wild horses. Breed your wild mares with males in the same priority as shown in A. WARNING: Keep an eye on deed ratio (deed tiles per horse) during your mares' pregnancies - you can't afford to lose any, keep it above 15 (you can check this at the Deed Token > Info. Don't keep pregnant mares off deed. Step 3 - The next generation. New foals! so exciting! If you are lucky some of your foals may start to show 3 draft traits - these will usually be: It has a strong body. It can carry more than average. It is easy on its gear. It has been bred in captivity. Don't worry about the number of points as these will be capped at your AH level when you bred the foal. Some foals may have 1 or 2 draft traits - if you can afford to, just concentrate on the 3 trait horses for breeding next time. If you are really lucky, you may have a 4th or a rare 5th trait - keep hold of those foals until they are ready to breed. Some foals may have extra traits; miscellaneous, output or negative. After removing the negative traits, keep these foals safe until you have some good clean 3 draft trait foals, at that point you can put the ones with extra traits aside and concentrate on your new clean draft trait animals. This is the stage I am at - I'm just waiting for my 3 draft trait youngsters to grow big enough to breed! With luck, and increased skill I may get a 4th draft trait! Conclusion: I hope this guide helps. It is by no means definitive; advanced breeders will have far better methods, but I am hoping it will help others who have never ground their skill past 50, to breed themselves some lovely chunky draft horses Happy Wurming! - Muse
  4. Under any explanation I have seen of the breeding system, this is clear proof that breeding is not working as intended: Regardless of which parent was chosen for breeding, it has not bred for that trait pool, and has not merely tied the pool on the offspring but swapped it completely to a different dominant category. Breeding with 75 AH, it has tossed out both of the 20 point draught traits on both parents and replaced them with low point value more common traits from output, and then added in 2 misc pool ones. Despite this, the offspring has less points than either of its parents, and only used 40 of my supposedly 75 available points. This IMO is not merely not working as intended, it is utterly broken.
  5. Context: Breeding abandoned breeding stock on Defiance. Datamining AH Animal Husbandry 26.590633 after breeding Foals; all colours, all traits; unless otherwise stated, all parents have 5 visible traits. (1x) 2 traits: Fancywind(4t parent). (15x) 3 traits: Nanookwalking, Fleavanilla, Warnorth, Ebendance, Pearleast, Maxrage, Jadechaser, Cloudpanda, Pickebony, Tammyeast (6t parents), Dompie, Hardflash, Hardpick(4t parent), Eckerdream(4t parent), Ebonytess(4t parents). (21x) 4 traits: Greyhard, Edpick, Ironpick, Greydream, Irontear, Nafacloud, Osionafa, Babenorth, Dogchaser, Flashmountain, Fastfabiola(4t parent), Maintainyahya, Kalilhappy, Pearlunity, Honeysage, Dreamkin(6t parents), Copperstrong, Balletosio, Northpearl, Warhappy, Hopcoffee. (12x) 5 traits: Ochobrisk, Rolfecker, Tessrock, Dreambouncer, Pearllightning, Dreamdream, Swiftwalking, Piehappy, Kiahappy, Umbrahop, Tomraid, Raidfast.
  6. So I was breeding some bison and hell horses while talking to my friend about her friend having twin boys yadda yadda yaddda Then it hits me. Why not have twins in Wurm? The offspring twins would have the same exact traits, looks, colors, etc etc. We could play around with the percentages, base them on AH skill, whatever we want. Breeders let's hear it. Have an animal that puts out good traits? Wouldn't it be cool to have a chance at her doubling her output once in a while?
  7. Domestication has always been around in real life, a step from mere taming where an animal is actually loyal and more than just a step away from going to kill you. In the case of dogs and cats, it's what defines and shaped our histories together, so it'd make sense to include some form of that in Wurm. It'd be nice to have a trait for animals if you're a certain level in husbandry that you can domesticate them, particularly through breeding submissive and docile animals together. Maybe creating normal cats instead of wildcats and... dogs. Yeah, I'm still thinking of what a step up from our normal Wurmian dog would be. Just a thought. Not really anything game changing, and to keep it from being too abusive, you can make it so that only certain animals are able to be domesticated.
  8. Currently, several players with Animal Husbandry skill over 50 (even over 70) are facing the similar problem. It was noticed that animals (horses and buffalo only) die without any reasons (healthy and fat). Miscarriages happen very often and sometimes lead to death of the mother, again without any visible reasons, all animals are with good reserves of fat, they are not venerable and groomed well. In other words, we see the high animal mortality not only with the pregnant animals. It's not related with the server reboots. Wurm Unlimited: Dedicated Server - v. Vanilla - No mods
  9. Breeding animals with high animal husbandry skill is very broken. I first played this game in October 2011 and the main reason for breeding has always been 5 speed horses. The benefits of additional traits has really only come to light since WU but still it's the 5 speeds that people want. So how can it be so broken for someone with high animal husbandry? Speed traits are lost, negative traits are gained and colours seem to be somewhat random! Here's four foals from my latest round of breeding. The parents traits are in spoilers. This foal has 8 traits as expected, but 2 speed traits have been lost and "it has some illness" has been introduced. It's also come out gold from ebony black parents! Pretty sure mama horse has been a good girl ..... [15:51:27] It will fight fiercely. It has fleeter movement than normal. It is a tough bugger. It has lightning movement. It can carry more than average. It has some illness. It looks unusually strong and healthy. It has a certain spark in its eyes. It has been bred in captivity. [15:51:27] Its colour is gold. This foal has 8 traits, but lost a speed trait. [19:58:40] It will fight fiercely. It has fleeter movement than normal. It has a strong body. It has lightning movement. It has very strong leg muscles. It looks unusually strong and healthy. It has a certain spark in its eyes. It has been bred in captivity. ] Due to the loss of speed trait this foal has become very unmotivated .... [20:00:42] It will fight fiercely. It has fleeter movement than normal. It has a strong body. It has lightning movement. It has very strong leg muscles. It has keen senses. It looks very unmotivated. It has a certain spark in its eyes. It has been bred in captivity. This foal has 8 traits, but lost a speed trait. [19:56:32] It will fight fiercely. It has fleeter movement than normal. It has a strong body. It has lightning movement. It can carry more than average. It has keen senses. It looks unusually strong and healthy. It has a certain spark in its eyes. It has been bred in captivity. [19:57:12] Its colour is gold. 5 more foals were born from ebony black parents, came out 5 speed, but 2 are grey and 1 is a blood bay. I keep animal ratio on deed between 16 and 19. Now to the uninitiated this may not look too bad, but when someone with much lower animal husbandry skill (meaning they are capped to 5 traits) can churn out pure 5 speeds far more succesfully than some with 90 skill can then it is BROKEN. As an aside I've been breeding a few unicorns for a couple of years, as they're always born with 8 traits I've not yet got a 5 speed from probably 40 foals. Also, what's the point of a 5 speed sheep.
  10. Hello. I have some problems with dog breeding on my deed for almost a week now. I have a ratio of 35.25 and keep getting miscarriages. I have tried to breed my Old dog 4 times now. First time i breed it, it told me 10 days till birth. I enter next day, and when i check on the dog it should have said 9 days but no... It told me that it needs some grooming, its age and that's all. So i breed it again and it told me again 10 days. Nex day same story. I breed it again and it got to 9 days till birth and after seeing this i log out. Next day again no info and I bread it again but this time it's saying me 9 days instead of 10. I played that day a lot feeding the dog and keeping it in my house. I did that for the next 2 RL days and it reached 7 days till birth, after that i led her to the breeding pen and left there a pile of fish. Next day i logged in the evening and then info about the birth. So i gave up for 2 days and yesterday i said ok one ore time... i breed it and it says now 7 days??? weird ... it should have stated again 10 days if it was breed again. I log in today and same story. She is no more pregnant. I fed her, left here food raging from meat to mixed grass being careful not to mix them. I had no problems with sheep, cows and horses. They all delivered fine. Only the dog gives me headaches. Now fi think if it has a miscarriage and i breed it again the days it takes to deliver should start from 10 days not from the remaining days she had at the moment of miscarriage. Second having so many miscarriages one after another on a deed with good ratio is a mystery and it seems i have this only for dogs. As i stated before Cows, Horses and Sheep are ok. I thought at first it could be a text bug and in reality the dog should be pregnant but if that was the case i should no be able to breed it again. Sadly i haven't made any screenshots of the event window . I already talked before about thins in CA Help and talked with my friend in game as well about this and from the responses i got this is not supposed to happen.
  11. There are 2 things that have been found recently. 1. Animals that were tamed then breed and made untame lose the pregnancy. 2. When sacing full weight rare meals with 30 favor it does not give 99% nutrition.
  12. One of the main problems with the AH system currently is that there are more reasons to stay at 50 skill than there are to go above it. The chances of negative traits are a serious drawback to ever grinding it any higher, and I think this needs to change; it should be desirable to have skills higher, not lower. A good way to do this would be to add motivations that are available only at higher skills. My idea is we modify it so that names and traits that currently can't be passed down have a chance at being passed on by parents at higher AH levels. 1. Horse names or parts of names have a higher chance of passing down to offspring at a higher AH level. 2. Males can pass on conditions such as champion, greenish, etc. as well as females with a small chance at first, increasing with AH level. 3. Christmas animals can pass on their names (bird, French, piper, etc.) only at a very high AH level. 4. Over 90 AH cared for animals never die of anything (currently they drop dead for no apparent reason, even if it's not often)
  13. AH 56.79 skill level. I should be able to breed 5 speeds consistently. Yet I cannot breed 5 speed jet blacks.. Is there a difficulty level with jet blacks that I do not know about. I have breed whites and paints and blood bays etc.. all 5 speeds and the correct colors.. yet when it comes jet blacks I breed 2 jets black 5 speeds.. got a white or a grey that was a 5 speed.. tried again got a jet black with bum legs and a 4 speed.. tried again got a grey 4 speed 5 trait.. this is crazy.... Anyone else experiencing this problem??
  14. Server downtime is a dangerous thing, which allows me to post useless suggestions... like... After breeding Hell Horses, I think they should "smoke"... because just because. Thoughts?
  15. Hello, I was thinking about the value of horses and the dead market regarding horse breeding. I was questioning myself, what would make horsebreeding more interesting, what would value time and efford people put into it and I came to one solution: Make horses better with training! If you could train a horse to get more speed, you would give people a) something to work on, b ) something to hire people for, c) horses would become more interesting in comparison to hellhorses because they would be as fast as them without the unhitching/ biting burdens. So they could become more valued means better priced again. People that would put real efford into their horse business would stand out from those that just mass produce. Mass producing would infact make no sense anymore because you would need to much time to train all those horses up to selling status of 7th speed. My idea would mean you train a horse with riding it, (working cart horses should not become automaticly faster without any efford), maybe you would need the skill too, like 60 animal husbandry for 6th and 70 animal husbandry for 7th speed. d) This would give AH a new push because atm most people dont raise it much higher than 50 because this way they get all the speed traits they wanted without breeding useless other traits into the horses. e) You would give even training stables a chance to pop up, where someone could give their horse away for some time and get it back fully trained. f) And people would come out of their deeds more, because they need to train their horses. This way some forgotten landscapes would maybe become racing-grounds and more populated again. What do you think about this? Cheers
  16. I've been told by multiple people that males can't pass on conditions, that they increase the chance, but the chance only exists if there is a female with the desired condition to breed with. I've just spoken to someone who has bred a champ crocodile from a champ male and an ordinary female. Did this used to be possible and it was changed? Or perhaps it's always been possible, but the chance with only a male is so much smaller that most people just think it's impossible?
  17. While Wurm Online may need the breeding changes to make miscarriages and pregnant animals die more often, WU shouldn't have that limitation. My wife and I play on a server with one other person and we have animals die or miscarriage way too often to be logical. Please take this unnecessary code out for WU, or at least make it a checkbox for server admins to select if they like.
  18. I breed mostly conditioned animals. Since only females can pass on conditions, I only keep the females conditioned ones I breed and not the males. This means that the vast majority of animals on my deed are female, and I have several hundred of them. I've noticed that over the months, far more male animals are being born than female. Females are still sometimes born, but it's getting less and less. Perhaps this is just the RNG and I've just been unlucky, but I was wondering if the fact I have so many females on my deed could be causing more males to be born? Would I have better luck getting females if I had a more even proportion of females to males on my deed? I've also been getting more miscarriages than usual, despite the fact that my deed ratio is 31, and miscarriages are only supposed to become more common at 15 or less. Has the programming for that changed?
  19. I've got a dog that I'm breeding that's been stuck on delivering in 4 days for over a week. That's not the only problem, these breeding timers seem to randomly freeze and unfreeze for a day or two at a time, but at least they have so far started again. This one is just stuck. I know that's supposed to be fixed after a server restart, but it's been two days since the last server restart, and it's still stuck. I've been recording it for a week, though it's been like that for more like two. I should have had two new dogs by now; the 4 days one should have given birth and I'd have bred it again and likely gotten another. Apparently, the ingame support team can't make it give birth, I have to wait for the bug to be fixed. Firstly, let's get that bug fixed, but secondly, I think everyone who has had frozen timers should be able to send a request to the GMs to spawn the animals for them that they should have been able to breed. For example, say my timer is stuck for three weeks until it this is fixed, and then it's another four days until the dog gives birth. I should have had time to breed three dogs in that time. I'd like to send my data to a GM, tell them which animal I'd be breeding with which and have them spawn my three dogs that I've lost out on because of the bug, with the same probabilities of getting on conditions and traits from the parents, etc., as if I'd bred them myself. Here is my data so far:
  20. So my wife and I have been playing on our own server and we are having a heck of a time getting animals to stay alive when they are pregnant, as well as them even staying pregnant. I shut the server down every night. The animals are on deed and her Animal Husbandry is 28. No pregnant animal shares a tile with any other animals. Any help would be appreciated.
  21. Hey everyone, I've been around in the game for quite a long time now, and have been handling animals and breeding most of the time. While I've had the chance to breed a few 5-speeder lines on different servers, I have now settled down and am getting the first 6-trait horses. I will not claim to know everything about breeding animals, but am hopefully able to help some newer players with their first own lines of animals. Contents: 1.) Which Animal Do I Want To Breed? 2.) Breeding Pens 3.) Animal Husbandry 3.1) Age & Caring 4.) Breeding, Inbreeding & Traits 5.) Fo and How Religion Helps 6.) Enchanted Grass 01.) Which Animal Do I Want To Breed? There are plenty of different types of animals you can breed in Wurm. A full list of animals can be found here.This page also gives you an overview of the required taming skill, and the fighting skill required should it attack you in order to defeat it. It also lets you know which animals can be lead without being tame. Most passive animals (animals that do not attack you) can be lead without having been previously tamed, but all hostile animals as well as some of the passive ones need taming first. I suggest starting with a type of animal that is naturally neutral and can be lead without being tame. The most common animal to be bred are horses. They are the easiest to breed in a way, as they receive names upon being born. That means you will be able to easily see who is the parent of whom and whether horses you wish to breed with are in any way related. This is important to avoid inbreeding, which you can look up in part 4 of the guide. However, if you can keep track of who is the parent of who, you can breed any other animal as well. The only other animal that is named are hell horses, which you most likely should not begin to breed with unless you are already a veteran player with high taming and fighting skill. I recommend starting with one of the following animals: - Horses - Bulls & Cows - Bison - Sheep 02.) Breeding Pens Every breeder needs a meadow or breeding pens. Both work, although I recommend breeding pens for the following reason: On a meadow, which would in real life be preferred, the animals can roam freely. Often, especially if there is a slope nearby, that results in all animals stacking up on one or two tiles, no matter how large the meadow is, thus dramatically increasing the chance of disease among them. With breeding pens, this can be avoided. The typical breeding pens are 1x2 tiles big, and contain 1-2 animals per pen. The fewer animals you have in one pen, the lower the chance of disease. The best thing to do in order to keep them all fed, is to plant seeds on flat ground tiles, creating fields. Animals will feed off of it, and even help your fields gain yield if there are not too many animals on the same field tile. That way you gain animals, and some crops, and keep your animals fat at the same time. If you have animals that eat fish or meat, you will obviously have to provide that instead of fields. The fence types that surround your breeding pens do not matter, but make sure you have enough space to lead the animal fully into the breeding pen. This is the reason the typical pen size is 1x2, as the animal doesn't follow you instantly but with abouta tile distance behind you. With a 1x2 tile there is no issue. If you decide to use a 1x1 tile as breeding pen, that works but make sure to put two gates on it, best on separate ends, so you can lead your animal straight into the pen without any further issues. 03.) Animal Husbandry Good care of your animals is important in order to avoid unwanted deaths among the animals, often caused by disease. You should groom every animal in your care at least once a day. This does not ensure your animals will not catch disease, but it critically decreases the chance, even if you have too many animals on the same tile for a while. Animals can be groomed once every hour, although you will not receive the message that the creature requires grooming until a few hours after the last time you tended to it. The Animal Husbandry skill is important for breeding. You can gain it by grooming and breeding your animals. It determines the chance of you successfully grooming and breeding your animals, and makes them shy away less often upon trying. It also determines which traits you are able to see. At 20 AH (Animal Husbandry) you can see the first, at 43 the last trait, and the "Bred in Captivity" trait, which does not really tell you more than you already know, unlocks at 83. Further more, it determines how many animals you can care for at a time. Each 10 skill give you an extra animal. 03.1) Age & Caring You can see the age of each animal by its name. Here you can find a list of all ages, and how long the animal will approximately be at that age. Animals that are Aged or older, might die if not taken care of properly, or if you are unlucky. Venerable horses are likely to die within a couple of weeks of becoming Venerable, unless cared for. Young animals, and early adolescent animals will not breed yet. It will tell you that the creature is not in the mood at that time. Just wait a few days and try again. Caring for an animal is possible by right-clicking it, and selecting Care for. This will make you specially care for that particular animal. What that does is it ensures your animal will live for a long time, much longer than normal animals. I have taken care of a horse that was venerable for a few months, and it still has not died. It is rumored that animals that are taken care of can live forever, although some people believe that they just live exceptionally long. It definitely makes sense to care for pregnant Venerable animals to ensure they do not have a miscarriage and die from that, or die during pregnancy if you want the baby. It also makes sense to care for animals you especially like, that have very good traits or whatever your reason might be. The amount of animals you can take care of are determined by your Animal Husbandry skill. You are able to care for one extra animal per 10 skill you gain. To stop caring for all animals, type /stopcaring in chat and you will not care for any animal anymore. To stop caring for a single animal, repeat the right-click and Care for process of taking of it in the first place. 04.) Breeding, Inbreeding & Traits Breeding animals can be a lot of fun. However, there are few logical restrictions that apply: The animals you breed have to be of the same type and different gender. You might laugh when reading this, but admittedly, I don't think there is anyone who hasn't tried to breed dogs with horses and sheep with pigs just for fun. Sadly, it does not work so we'll have to stick to the good old concept of breeding morally correct. One thing to watch out for when breeding is Inbreeding. Breeding a child with a parent, or breeding two siblings is considered inbreeding and therefore bad. It can result in bad traits on the newborn animal. Inbreeding is only "valid" as long as the parents are alive. As soon as they are dead, the horses that were previously siblings can be bred without a higher risk for bad traits. This is why a lot of people breed two same good horses a lot of times, and then kill them when they are venerable in order to breed their foals. However, this practise is frowned upon by a lot of players who are morally attached to the animals they are keeping, and I suggest you just get different breeding pairs to start breeding with to avoid the issue alltogether. Another thing to ensure, is that you don't breed animals that are thin. If an animal is thin by the time it is supposed to give birth, that might lead to a miscarriage. Miscarriages happen rarely but can be caused by old age or too low fat reserves. They can lead to either of three scenarios: The mother might die, the baby might die, or both might end up dead. Traits are what determines the animal's characteristics, bonuses and the market value of each individual creature. There are good and bad traits, which can increase and reduce the value of your animal. The traits most players look for in the animals they buy are speed traits, a single bad trait may make your animal unsellable already. Nobody wants animals with bad traits and pay money for them. 5-speeders, animals with all 5 speed traits, are the most common to be sold among the community. You can see a list of all traits here. Animals with bad traits are commonly not used for breeding. If you have few animals, I recommend you use them as work animals and hitch them to large carts or wagons for them to be pulled (if you don't care about the negative effects on it), or you kill / release it. If you wish to breed horses with 5 speed traits, it makes sense to breed with horses who only have speed traits, as other traits might take the place of a possible speed trait in your young animal. 05.) Fo & How Religion Helps The God commonly connected to animals, breeding and nature is Fo. A lot of players who wish to specialize in breeding and animal keeping, become a follower or priest of Fo. At first, this does not change a lot, but as you progress as a Fo priest, you gain an important ability: At 60 faith and 30 favor, you are ignored by all animals and will no further be attacked by them. As I do not wish to explain religion in this topic, I will just give you a link: where you can check out all important features. Feel free to pass me a PM if you are interested in learning more about the faith, and I'll gladly help you out with more information on this. This particular faith will allow you to be ignored by hostile animals. This enables you to breed normally hostile animals without having to worry about being attacked every single time. No other religion offers a particular bonus in breeding, but this one is very handy. It will also give you two spells, Humid Drizzle and Genesis, the first of which helps with taking care of the animals by grooming all animals within a 4-tile radius in any direction around you, and the second of which allows you to remove bad traits on your animals. 06.) Enchanted Grass Enchanted grass is something that can be created through a meditation skill on the Path of Love. You can read all about meditating and the particular path on the links provided. It is rumored to attract wild animals and have a chance of spawning wild ones, as well as provide a very good basis for your animals to feed on. Grazers can graze on it, and will ultimately turn fat after a while, same as with fields. However, the chance of the animals trampling on the tile and packing the enchanted grass is reasonably lower. Well, let me know if I have made a mistake or if I have forgotten something, but I think that's all for now! Thank you for reading. If you have anything regarding breeding you need advise with, please feel free to message me any time. (Updated 2017)
  22. As the programming currently stands, you can only breed another champion from a female champion; there is no chance of males by themselves passing on the trait. As someone who breeds champions, sometimes I only have a male and no females, which is very frustrating when trying to breed more. I think that males should have at least a small chance to pass on the trait, even if it's much smaller than the chance of a female passing it on.
  23. This is a single auction for both horses and active bee hive; who will win will get both things. Jet blacks are naturally faster than other kind of horses, so a 5 speed jet black it is basically a 6 speed horse. Pickup only on Xan Q25.4 Jet blacks pure 5 speed, halter rope included: Osioaiba: female 5 speed young (date of birth: 14/04/2017). Father: Abbasosio. Mother: Potraid. Fasterik: male 5 speed adolescent foal (date of birth: 15/04/2017). Father: Dreamwalking. Mother: Umbraraid. Wildcoffee: female 5 speed adolescent foal (date of birth: 15/04/2017). Father: Dreamwalking. Mother: Rockdream. Starkwing: male 5 speed adolescent foal (date of birth: 15/04/2017). Father: Abbasosio. Mother: Warriorwind. These two pairs are perfect for breeding. The bee hive is 70 ql, dormant at the moment because of the winter, it will return active on spring; it is given with sugar inside and a bee smoker. Starting bid : 3sMin Increase: 50 copper.No reserve.Buyout : 6,50s.
  24. Gelding

    Its come up before off and on, so nothing I can take credit for. Snip snip. Basically it enables one to sell traited male horses without having to worry about the buyer using the horses to breed his or her own. EDIT: Not to mention makes them a little more docile around other horses, assuming such is even a factor. Not to mention a vital ingredient in certain recipes, depending on animal breeds.
  25. So currently there is no reason to breed sheep and cows, unless you are in a corner of some remote area where these animals never spawn. My idea is this, since the current animal traits add nothing other than maybe extra life to cows or sheep, there should be a new category for these animals. Traits specific to the farm type animal, which currently would be pigs, sheep and cows. New traits can lead up to a better animal that could produce better ql and quantity of milk and wool and if butchered better meat and other assorted parts. (these are just a few things that come to mind, but I am sure there could be enough various traits that could make it worthwhile to breed 5 or more traits into the farm animals) If a breeder has high enough skill enough of these traits would be present that you would have a chance at winning the blue ribbon at the fair and a new market for selling farm animals with better traits. Another trait I was thinking about would lead to animals breeding more true to the parents traits, this would work for horses as well.