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Retiring vs. Retirement Accounts

Mystify
April 24th, 2017 12:01:27pm
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Retirement question.  I started off on HL where I know retiring a horse was pretty much the worst thing you could do to a horse's lines.  But I know you have the option here of retiring without losing the lineage, so what is the general opinion of retiring here? Is it still a big no-no, and I should have a retirement account, or is retiring horses a common thing here? Just want to follow the typical patterns of this game breeding-wise.




 

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Administrator Samantha
April 24th, 2017 2:07:19pm
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I'll let other people reply on what's common practice because I know different people do different things, but I will say that on HP the one big perk of having a retirement account versus actually retiring your horses/dogs is that once they've been officially retired you can't later bring them back for a retirement breeding or resurrection pass!




 

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Peike-Boo♥ Lady Taffy SHANIGANS!
April 24th, 2017 2:16:47pm
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I keep my horses just in case if I ever sell I like to offer the parents to the buyer.

 

but I'm a hoarder and like to see all my pretty ponz on an account, and a reminder how badly I failed at certain breeds lol




 

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Administrator tronic 🐎 new layout!
April 24th, 2017 3:03:56pm
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I keep mine on a retirement account instead of retiring for multiple reasons.

1. I just like to look at them and see how many animals I have hoarded over the years.
2. Just in case I ever want to do a retirement breeding or a one week reserection pass.
3. Like peike said - If I sell I line of animals I can offer the animals in their lines.
4. I think it helps drain the economy a bit when I buy all the feed to keep them all fed. :P

Hope this helps!☺




 

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a z a l i e
April 24th, 2017 5:38:22pm
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I also keep all mine on a retirement account...

To me if a horse is retired, then its still not a complete line even though the lines are still there...

And why would you wanna retire something youve worked hard on and/or spent real money on to retire it?!




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Moderator Maharet the Unicorn Hunter 🦄
April 24th, 2017 6:13:29pm
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i personally keep all of mine, with that being said I also have no issue having a horse with retired lines.

I have a few long lined horses 17 gens and i know a few players up and retired EVERYTHING they had just so they would not be tempted to come back

if thats something your ok with then just make sure the name and everything else is set the way you want because its pretty much set in store forever

so yes i do have a few no name, needs name, store horse names in a pedigree haha




 

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Administrator Broken Vow ~ ♫ Evermore ♫
April 25th, 2017 12:41:07pm
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I keep most of mine on a retired account, pretty much the same at what Tron mentioned above, but it also helps me remember that yup I've already used that name! lol




 

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Moderator Maharet the Unicorn Hunter 🦄
April 25th, 2017 1:08:25pm
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Plus there are lots of players who don't mind "hosting" other players animals on their retirement accounts as well if it's not something you want to deal with




 

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Moderator Sassafras Tango
April 25th, 2017 9:45:28pm
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So far I've kept all my animals but every few generations I go through each account and retire all the animals I don't plan on ever retirement breeding. I've already done it with my Pomsky, Noriker, and Fell lines.

I probably would keep them but instead of taking pride in all the animals I've hoarded, I just see it as cluttering up my account/divider.




 

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trig ⋄ αbαcø bαrbs
April 25th, 2017 10:40:18pm
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I keep everything on a retirement account, hold habits die hard I guess. I actually try to keep a running count of the animals I've trained over the years. Personally, I kind of frown on buying animals with retired lines but it has happened to some of my stuff and the world still keeps spinning xD




 

Eyre - in balance, will we be free
April 25th, 2017 10:59:10pm
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I'm trying to keep up with a retirement account this go round but usually I've just retired them. However, for certain breeds that I'm the only breeder of, like my German Wirehaired Pointers, I have sadly found that once I retire an animal, they no longer show up in the rankings for being the highest pointed of that breed. I really wish I discovered that fact before I retired my 1.7 million pair of GWPs instead of after. So for someone, like me, who thrives off the external validation of having a highest pointed whatever on HP, keeping the lines in a retirement account behooves me rather than retiring them from HP all together.




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Peike-Boo♥ Lady Taffy SHANIGANS!
April 26th, 2017 4:15:32am
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And if I have outside lines I keep them. Only ever retire if 

1. Stores with no foals

2. They didn't do so well in training

 

i just like to look at the pretty animals. And like eyre said, I like to see where my animals rank for individual breeds. I have a soft spot for rare breeds.




 

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[Tera]nika; the original ; Zad watching next few weeks
April 26th, 2017 1:15:35pm
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Hello, my name is Tera and I am a hoarder.

 

but, no, really, I keep all mine on a retirement account because I like ot look at them hahahah. I have almost 800 animals on my retirement from the last 8 years here





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Mystify
April 26th, 2017 1:43:55pm
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Thanks everybody! I planned on starting a retirement account anyway, but I wanted to make sure it was a norm around here before I made the effort to keep up with that.  I'm just bad at remembering to feed the retirees ='(




 

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Peike-Boo♥ Lady Taffy SHANIGANS!
April 26th, 2017 2:24:02pm
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Bulk feeder is your best friend 




 

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Administrator blitz ♣ you're the voice i hear inside my head, the reason that i'm singing
April 26th, 2017 6:17:03pm
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I'm pro retirement account myself...it's a control issue thing I think! :P




 

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trig ⋄ αbαcø bαrbs
April 28th, 2017 12:10:31am
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 does anyone even keep up on feeding the animals on a retirement account? I don't




 

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monstaccato ♡ [ the leonberger empire ]
May 9th, 2017 8:16:08pm
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i don't keep feeding them >.< Never really saw a reason to, if they're not entering shows/boarded elsewhere/breeding (I just hide the days paid/fed section in the divider to get rid of the obnoxious red text).




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Moderator xxCHAOTIC // A wicked stitch for a frozen smile
May 10th, 2017 2:25:00pm
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I never really keep them on a retirement account. Normally I straight up retire them but lately I've just been putting them in a divider on the relevant account, since I have other people's lines now.




 

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