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second specialty?

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December 4th, 2018 11:52:59am
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So I might just be wasting my time here, but i thought I would try anyways!

I currently have my Miniature Horses as my specialization but really want to have one of my dog breeds or another one of my Horse breeds as a specialization, but without having to move them to another account if i can keep from it so I thought, maybe this might be possible someday.



To have an Option to have a Second Specialization on one account.

It Could be 2 Horse breed Specialization`s (like in example would be my Miniatures my Friesians)

or it Could be 2 Dog Breed Specialization`s (in this instance would be my Chinook`s and GSD`s)

or it could even be to where 1 Specialization is Horse only (which in my case would be my Miniatures)

and 1 Dog  Specialization only (in this case would be my GSD`s)


In my mind the Third option of it Being 1 Dog and 1 horse breed specialty only could be the best way to go as that could possibly get more players the either only raise horse or only raise dogs may start raising horses or dogs as well. 

but any way above could also be good in some ways as well.


-Sorry if this has already been Suggested! I just thought It would be an Awesome Idea that could hopefully be added someday! Thanks!!


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mango • was monnie
December 4th, 2018 3:59:19pm
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Hey Fallow! This has been brought up a few times before ^^ )

Sam says that since HP runs pretty much solely on upgrade sales, allowing multiple specialties (which is the biggest perk of upgrades) would cut into those sales and then affect HP's funding. So it's probably for the best that we stick with the one breed specialty ^^

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December 4th, 2018 5:01:09pm
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 ah ok, I guess I didn`t word it right when I searched the forums, it was wishful thinking i guess haha but Thanks so much for letting know though.


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Master Administrator Samantha
December 4th, 2018 5:51:24pm
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To expand on what Monnie said, it would also be an issue because fewer upgrades would ultimately mean fewer shows, private shows, and tickets on HP which would cuase the prices of those things to skyrocket and would make it harder for people to gain points and flood existing shows.

I definitely understand why it's appealing, unfortunately it just doesn't work with the way HP is set up! Sorry.


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WildTiger German Shepherds
December 20th, 2018 10:43:34am
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What about a way to buy a second specialty like you do mass feedings... just an idea


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December 20th, 2018 10:49:43am
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The issue I see with that, Tiger, is twofold. First, it would have to cost real money, not HPD, because that's part of the whole point, that she doesn't want to lose money by doing something like this. But if you could buy another speciality, it gets kind of complicated. Does it expire? Wouldn't it be weird when one of your beed specialities expires, but not another? How much would just a breed speciality cost, and for how long?


The easiest way to do it would be to offer "double upgrades," I think. You'd buy an upgrade for twice what they cost now, and get literally double of everything - two specialites, 800k a week from the bank, double shows, and two sets of each type of tickets. But would enough people switch from how they have stuff now to buy those to warrant the cost of getting someone to program that in? Especially when Sam most likely wouldn't make any extra money off of it (why would you pay more than the cost of double, when you could just buy two regular upgrades?).


Sorry, didn't mean to type so much about it. Just my thoughts!


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WildTiger German Shepherds
December 20th, 2018 3:51:03pm
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Makes Sense


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Hecate » 🌙 Unholy Rhinelanders » ambassador
December 30th, 2018 8:59:41pm
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What if HP offered a monthy subscription upgrade for people who would rather pay for more upgraded account perks? Maybe 2 breed specialties could come with a upgrade like that?


I have no idea what that would equivalate out to in real life money, just a thought! 

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Gothika | -:SEA Empire:- =)
February 22nd, 2019 6:29:16am
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As Lore says:
I'd pay more for a premium upgrade with 2 specialty's
Or maybe just a temporary thing ?
extra breed specialty for a month  with a cost to that, it can be both sold like an upgrade, or as a horse bucks thing.

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Concourse| PCA | High Quality German Shepherds!
February 22nd, 2019 6:41:08am
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It would probably end up costing ~$5 per month to keep HP from loosing money, but even so - It would def make more sense just to pay the $5 a month to have another upgrades. That would also get you more tix, more shows, and more bank.


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Peike ღ Tacos before Vatos
February 22nd, 2019 6:49:12am
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Upgrades not only fund HP, but players aswell. While many of us can art, so many players thrive on ticket sells and shows. If you want to cut the amount of upgrades you have, you will be cutting your own profit in half. And if we all did it, that would be a very DRAMATIC decrease in the amount of private shows and tickets for players. Thus causing a crazy increase in prices which can be very easily avoided. Paying an extra $5/mo for that "perk" you are better off buying another upgrade, in which you can easily make 40mil from just off of shows, tickets and votes. While it can be convienet to have 2 breed specialities, in the over all aspect of benefiting hp. it won't. To make it easier to keep 2 breeds on one account, will cause a dramatic effect site wide. And IMO not worth it. I rather have my 20 upgrades, take the time to login each one, and help the community by offering 20 shows, 20 sets of tickets and 20 votes. 



10milx20accounts = 200mil

if i cut that in half, thats 100mil. That is just horse tickets alone, not including dog tickets and shows.

but with lack of tickets. prices will increase, DRASTICLLY due to players trying to reserve and buy.

Remember HL days, tickets were EASILY 1mil. The economy here can't handle that nor is HP active enough to house that sudden price jump.

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