Just for fun, I have decided to make this thread and post my maxed out ponies. There are only 100 or so at this point, but for now, it's something to do between ticks.
For the most part, my ponies don't breed unless they're maxed, and I also don't release (usually) until a pony is maxed. But releasing is a reward in my islands, and since I can't keep every pony, it's a nice way of making a pony earn it's freedom.
Still, there are some ponies that I'll keep forever. And I thought that having one place to highlight those ponies that have maxed would be easier for me.. Plus I'd get to show them off.
Every pony has a story, every pony is special, and every pony has a place in my heart.
Shameless is my very first pony to max.
I know to some, he might not be much to look at, but I fell in love with him at first glance, and asked if I could buy him. Thankfully, I was able to purchase him, and he proved he was just as special as I thought he was, maxing out within 3 months of me buying him. Not too bad, considering I hadn't a clue what I was doing.
Currently, he is not reset, waiting for his mate to max, so they can have a couple pretty babies before, before he continues with his contesting career.
Lazarus named Disappearing Act has a cute story behind his name.
I saw someone selling high level babies, and bought one of them. I don't know when I realized he was missing, but it was a moment of, wait, didn't I buy a baby? I had to go looking for him, and found him by looking through my finances. The poor baby had died unnamed in my nursery.
It didn't take but a moment to realize he had named, and nicknamed himself, and so I ressed him, and named him right away, Disappearing Act, with the nickname of Lazarus, having raised him from the dead.
He was always a top flight pony, and nipped at Shameless' heels from the moment he was old enough to quest with the adults, and I realized that he was likely to be my second maxed out pony. That prediction he proved true.
Christmas Cookies was a gift to myself. He may not be the prettiest pony, but I liked him and he was a hard quester. Once he maxed out, I gifted him to a friend of mine, because there was no resets back then, and I didn't plan on using him for breeding. Even still, I always thought he was a cutie.
Sophisticated Storm SnS was bought to be a part of one of my breeding projects. In the end, he produced three females, two of which are also maxed and in the process of being utilized in that breeding project.
By the way, the tattoo that he and the other boys wear are a sign of completing an Impossible quest.
Little Pixie was bought to fill my nascent questing contests. First, she was cheap, second, she was pure, third she was relatively high leveled, fourth, she was pretty!!
I liked her so much, I did a gen challenge to make her a mate, since all the similar looking ponies were all related to her through her grandsire, a free breed stud.
Colors Of The Night is the first pony I bred myself that maxed out.
Once upon a time, Trials could post in the forums. And often they would post asking for their accounts to be paid for and offering up the payment BP, whatever PG they had amassed, and ponies. Others would also chime in, *adding to the pot" so to speak, with offers of more ponies, more BP and PG, maybe items, but there weren't as many interesting limited items then.
One person posted on behalf of one of these trial players offering a certain pony from their stables, if I recall correctly. I looked it over and didn't like that pony, but decided to look in their stables, and see if they had something that I did like, and I saw their pony Cadbury, and really liked him. I PMed them and made an offer, but they didn't want to let go of him, and I understand why, lol. So I suggested instead, a breeding to one of my mares, which was agreed to.
After I paid for the trials account, I bred my mare to Cadbury, and Colors Of The Night was the result. She was always a better than fair quester for me, and maxed out within 7 months.
Throw Of The Dice, or Dice Man as I think of him, seems to be an also ran to Shameless, but I have always liked this pony. Even though there is nothing especially exciting about his hexes, there has always been something extremely appealing about him. I have wavered back and forth a thousand times as to if I should release him or not, and so far, I have still kept him.
There is something about him, and I haven't put my finger on it yet. But I really like this guy.
Meander was never "my" pony. I took him on as a project, and a favor and maxed him out for another player. After he maxed he was returned to his grateful owner. I always thought he was such a pretty pony, with his deep purple and violets, and white stockings.
Christmas Boy is interestingly enough, at least one of THREE sons of the Infamous Nebula Flame with that name (born the same day, and same year and bred by the same player, if you really like the irony of that), though unlike his namesake brothers, he shares very little of his fathers notable color.
Christmas Boy was not my pony. I trained and maxed him for a young player new to PI, and one day she just disappeared, and the ponies on her account began to die.
I noticed that someone had been on the account, and contacted the person that the account was subbed to, and asked them about the player, but they didn't know anything either. In our correspondence, I asked that player if I could have Christmas Boy, though he had already died, because I was so proud of him and his accomplishment, and I thought he deserved better than to languish dead on an abandoned account.
They agreed, and I provided the ress scroll that brought him to life, and then he was released to forever be happy and free on my island.
Whoo!! -cheers on- Grats mom
Forrester is both a source of pride and disappointment.
I bred him as a part of my triple program, and even though he carried the genes that I needed, none of the test breeds with my mares produced anything pretty enough to keep, so I released him after he maxed.
What you have to understand about me is this..
I don't like the color green.
No, it's more I LOATHE the color green...
But somehow I have a collection of black and green and white and green kirins scattered through my accounts.
I'm not sure why, but I find it appealing in them. I honestly think the only other green ponies you'll find in my accounts are the descendents of the valk Neon Wonder, sire of Gecko. And cookies to you if you know who Gecko is, lol.
Hobgoblin is one of the black and green kirins, and quite a looker.
Everlasting Love has the the lovely purple color I admire, with darker almost wine colored hair. I was surprised at how well she contested against kirins, valks and nixies, being an older breed, but she held her own and maxed out for me. As many mass kills as I have had, I don't recall ever killing her, until after she maxed out, lol.
When she maxed, I found a male I liked to breed her to, and after her baby was born, released her.
Dawn's Early Light takes her name from her mother, Indigo Evening, and also her light and airy morning colors. She's sired by my favorite Shameless.
She was bred as a part of my triple kirin program, and is the mother of two ponies that are also a part of this project.
She has been tested to carry only tips and fade, and will soon be paired up to produce one more baby for this project before going to her reward as a free pony.
Swift Crimson Envy was born from those times when trials could post on the forums and many did so, asking for others to pay for their accounts.
As I have said, others sometimes would chime in and add more to the pot. Being the particular person I am, when someone offered a pony, I looked in their stables and negotiated with what "I" wanted to have. I wanted Envy's mother, but she wasn't for sale.. I haggled a breeding between her mother and father, and Envy is the result. Or at least I'm pretty sure that's how I got her, lol.
Eventually, she is going to be a part of my Nixie project, but for now, she is there in her crimson glory, waiting for me ressed.
This girl has one of those names that I had fun with... Her father is James Dean, and I named her Silver Spyder 130, and she's nicknamed Porche... And kudo's to you if you get the connection.
She has produced two babies for my triple program, and soon her son will join the ranks of the breeding herd by maxing out himself. I am currently trying to match her to one more male, and get one more baby from her.
Trixie has an interesting story.
My friend and I decided to gen ponies at the same exact time, with the same name, and race them to maxing. We decided on the names Speed Racer and Trixie (his girlfriend), and we put the same exact hexes in the gen, and while on the phone genned at the exact time.
From there on it was a race to the finish, and Trixie won over the other three ponies, hands (or is it hooves) down. Trixie also has the distinction of being the first pony I genned to max, which she did in 8 months, 15 days.
Mid Summer's Knight was bought as a baby for my triple project, but when I found he only carried one of the genes I needed, I just contested him until he maxed, and after maxing him, he was released.
I think about what I would have done today, and I have come to the conclusion I would have done the same thing, release him after maxing.. Even though I liked his colors , (and believe me I LOVED the way his hair and scales match, and stand out almost a pastel purple against the not quit highlightr color of his body), he just didn't have what I needed. I have found that culling a pony is the hardest thing I could do, I hate releasing ponies, I hate letting them die as babies, but it's the only thing I can do, because I don't have the wherewithall to keep EVERY pony forever, and I don't have the time to breed the right genes into everything.
Sure, I could have bred him to a female until I got visible tips, and then added to that, but with the number of ponies I have, and the number I KNEW carried the correct genes, it just was prudent to release the ones that would have been the most work.
Lucky Star was bred by me for one of my triple projects and is the grandmother of my third triple visible.
Breeding a purple pony with a grey is likely going to net you lint, but she popped out just like I expected, and I'm happy to have bred her. She's done everything I wanted her to do, everything I have asked her to do, and she'll be released soon.
AlmightyAce was bought as a part of my eventual Burning Bright red nixie project, Since that is on hold due to space considerations and because I can only do so many projects at once without burning out, when she maxed, she was tucked away in my maxed out account, until I accidentally killed her. Since I'm not working on that project at this time, she can stay dead, but eventually she'll be ressed like all of my other zombie ponies, lol.
One of those green kirins I mentioned before, lol. Only he wasn't exactly black and green. I bred him as a part of the kirin program... By the way, you'll notice a lot of kirins here. First, they're my all time favorite breed, second, I have this project for them, and because I was working almost exclusively with kirins when I started seriously contesting, I have a lot of kirins maxed.
At any rate, I bred this guy, and to be honest, it was one of those what in the world were you thinking.
I actually have a brother to him by the same father, and he didn't work out too well for this project either. What I THINK happened is that male may have been the only stud up with the genes I wanted, and tested out nicely with the female I used... But unfortunately, his colors don't work well with what I'm doing., even though I did breed him a couple times, and have a couple kids off him before for I released him.
Along with my black and green and white and green kirins, I have amassed a collection of white and red (ok reddish) kirins. This guy is one of them. I think I might have gotten him as a part of the triple breeding project, but decided he was just too pretty, lol.
This handsome guy was the result of a breeding project by another player. We'd talked a few times, and I expressed interest in this guy because of his pedigree.. Though not for his genes. See, I was (and am) a huge fan of a fan fic about a pair of ponies named 600 and Gecko. One of the things I have done is collect relatives of both of these ponies. This guy's mother is a half sister to 600. Bonus points to you if you know who Gecko and 600 are, lol.
To my joy and gratitude, I was allowed to buy this pony, and he remains one of my favorite.
Aiseki used to be a darker black.. No, this is true.. on my old monitor, lolol. She is a part of my triple program, and I have a baby from her... But I have been saving her for a different project, as of yet unconceived. I am sure I can darken her up.. But I'm not sure if I want to... So she hangs around... Besides, I love her name, lol.
I swear, Ying is the mirror sister to Aiseki... I also had her for my project, she's had babies for me.. and I think I can do better with her. So I hold on to her, and one day, maybe I'll do more with her.
Light Stepper is one of my green kirins... That I have no idea why I have. I THINK she was to be a part of a Baby Daddy project... But with Baby Daddy dead on an expired account... I'm not so sure that could be a project I could ever complete. I COULD have also bred her to be a mate for my Baby Daddy son... I'm just not sure, lol.
Power Raid was a prolific sire for me, and all of his kids were just about exactly what I wanted from the pairings. He as with most of my early maxing kirins was a project pony, and he was also a powerful contestor. After I released his buddy... I don't know.. I know these are pixels, but he just seemed sad, so I released him too, and now he's happy, lol.
Royal Magic has the quiet colors I like in a kirin, but he never quite lived up to his potential, and I released him after one foal. He is actually a half brother to Power Raid but just never proved out as well as he did, hence the only one foal.
Orion is a triple carrier currently working on producing a triple visible. Yeah, I could have made it easier on me, by breeding for visible of two of his genes, but that's not me, lol. So he's working on earning his release by making the baby I want, just like he worked hard to earn the right to breed, lolol.