This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 18 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 6 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
|(5.00) with 2 votes.
training horses is tedious, items and quests are locked behind reputation walls you need to do tedious daily quests to get past
star stable occasionally releases "magical" horses, which only stay in-game for a limited time. they do come back from time to time, however, allowing people to get them at a later time.
the game is free up until level 5. after that, you have to pay for membership, either monthly or one-time.
horses from previous generations will eventually be removed from the game and are significantly worse than newer horse models.
paid membership is the only way to play the game after hitting the level cap as a free player.
considering the amount of children playing the game (and the new mobile port, allowing even MORE children to play), yes.
horses in the game have a mood meter. the lower your meter, the slower your horse is. you can pay with star coins (paid currency) to fill their mood meter and bypass this.
time-locked quests that you can either wait out or skip using in-game currency
there are (often strict) riding clubs within the game that usually require you to be online for events and such.
not intrusive, but they have had 3rd party advertisements like jojo siwa, spirit the stallion, h&m etc