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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ozimals Cozy 2016 Bunny Gacha

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Ozimals Cozy 2016 Gacha

We are happy to introduce this year's winter holiday gacha, Cozy 2016! These bunnies are snug in their holiday sweaters and ready to play in the snow, go caroling, help string tinsel on the tree, enjoy cocoa by the fire, air grievances, or anything else you might do to celebrate the season!

Gachas, if you're curious, are like gumball machines: you pay a low price and receive a random prize, available only for a limited time through these machines! This set of gachas is L$50 per play; each play gets you a random elite bunny nest. These nests have unlocked ears and shades, which means that the bunnies they produce can have any currently available ear type or shade. Additionally, these nests are random gender and can produce male or female elite bunnies. The Cozy 2016 gacha bunnies are all in one machine, with twelve "common" bunnies and no rares.

Ozimals Cozy 2016 Gacha Key

Each bunny is an elite, with a special elite "costume" unique to this gacha; once January 2nd arrives and the gacha machines melt into the winter snows of Oz, these elites will not be available again. Like all elites, because it is a costume, these bunnies will not pass their appearance to their offspring.

However, these bunnies conceal special limited edition eyes that they CAN pass to their descendants. Each bunny from the gacha has a chance at carrying any one of these twelve limited edition eyes. Please remember that just because the eye listed in the bunny's stats--what the bunny looks like under its costume--is not the LE eye, this doesn't mean the bunny isn't carrying it as a hidden genetic trait; careful breeding will reveal who's got it!

Good luck, happy breeding, and if you spend some time having winter fun with your bunnies, please post pictures to the  Ozimals Flickr group!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Ozimals Bunny Update 4.2

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 4.2! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Welcome to Bunny Update 4.2!


Update 4.2 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will continue eating for two weeks without being updated, though each food you have rezzed out will message you once a day to remind you to update. If your bunnies are not updated to 4.2, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have two weeks plus three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate, all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 4.2 updater.


All of the nests in the Bunnybury rewards vendor will be updated to version 4.2 nests on update day.


News & Additions:
Cozy 2016 Elite Bunny Gacha!
* New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny
!
* Introducing Bunny Follows!

Cozy 2016 Elite Bunny Gacha!

We're celebrating the winter holidays with the help of twelve cozy little gacha prizes: the Cozy 2016 Elites! Each bunny has a chance at one of twelve limited edition eyes--and these elites are exclusive to this gacha. For much more information and pictures, please see our previous blog post. Gacha machines are out now, and will remain until January 2, 2017, at:

The Ozimals main store
The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market

New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny!

There is a brand new Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny available from the Bunnybury vendors! This means that the last Exclusive, with Tart eyes and Opal Bandit fur, has been retired; those traits are no longer available.

Introducing Bunny Follows!


You've always been able to hold your bunnies, but now you can have them hop around with you. Bunnies do enjoy being carried on adventures, but they yearn for the freedom of the open road, too--though they'll stay with you rather than taking off on their own. For more information about how this works, please see the Ozimals wiki.

Happy updating!


****************IMPORTANT NOTES****************


1. THE UPDATE PROCESS WILL:

    REQUIRE 22 PRIMS FREE ON LAND
    BREAK BONDS
    RESET PRICING AND
    RESET HOME POSITION!

Please check that you restore bonds, reset home near food and reprice if you had bunnies set for sale.

2.  If your update totem gets stuck on a bunny (after 5 minutes, it hasn't completed)  please TAKE THE CRATE into your inventory and delete the white bunny underneath.  Copy the crate prim description number.  File a support ticket ( http://support.ozimals.com ) and include that crate number for a replacement bunny.  Do not delete the crate until you receive your replacement bunny.

Once you pick up the crate and delete the white bunny, your update totem should move on to the next bunny in range.

*****BUNNY FOOD, THE UPDATE, AND YOU!*****

The food does NOT get updated itself; it only communicates to you the need to update your bunnies. PLEASE NOTE!! You do NOT need to buy new food!  Once you update your bunnies, they will eat any recent version of food just fine.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS  FOR A SMOOTH UPDATE PROCESS!

2. Prepare your update area:

A.  Designate an "update area" someplace on the land you own.
B.  Rez your updater at the center of the update area.

C. It is important to only rez ONE updater!
D.  Pick up ALL third party scripted products (monitors, dispensers, servers, rings, etc.) and any other heavily scripted items in the area. These items can slow down or even prevent the update process from beginning or completing correctly. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

3. Update your bunnies:
    A.  Turn bunny movement off. Take a moment to record the bunny's ID if you do not already have it recorded.
    B.  Pick up your bunnies one at a time (do NOT pick up in a group!)
    C.  Rez up to 10 bunnies in your update area. The updater affects bunnies within a 9m radius (18 m circle with totem in center)
    D.  There will be a short delay before the updater begins; please be patient! :)
    E.  The bunnies will update one by one. A crate will appear over them and the process will be shown in hovertext above the box.
    F.  When all updates are completed, remove the updated bunnies from the update area, and put down the  next 10 un-updated bunnies.
    G.  Continue this process until your entire warren is updated.
    H.  After the update is completed,  RE-REZ ALL YOUR FOOD so it will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food from those systems and rerezz them.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, December 2, 2016

Coming Next Week: Ozimals Bunny Update 4.2!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We will be updating the bunnies to version 4.2 this coming Tuesday, December 6th! Coming in this update: Winter Holiday Elite gachas, a new way to enjoy the holidays in the company of your bunny, and more new surprises! Please keep an eye on the blog and on group notices next Tuesday--see you then!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ozimals Holiday Schedule

Hello, Ozimals friends!

In observance of the holiday this week in the USA, Ozimals will have limited support from Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, November 27. This means that CSRs will not be inworld for their usual shifts, and that it may take longer to receive replies to your tickets. We'll tackle them as soon as we get back, don't worry, but in the meantime, don't be afraid to ask for advice in the inworld groups--our community is helpful and awesome!

Once the break is done, it'll be full speed ahead, into celebrating the winter holidays like never before--stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ozimals Limited Editions to benefit Toys For Tots!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Winter holidays aren't quite upon us yet, but they're coming right up--help us kick off the season as we again participate in the Second Life Toys for Tots Annual Expo & Fair! This event benefits Toys For Tots; for more information about the program, which has distributed more than 512 million toys since 1947, please check out their website: Toys For Tots.

The Expo opens today, November 5th, and runs through Sunday, November 13th. Ozimals has four items at the Expo, none of which will be available after the event closes! Come visit the Ozimals booth and do some holiday shopping, and thank you for supporting this great charity!


Green Peppermint 2016

First, the Green Peppermint 2016 Puffling Paragon! This package contains a random Puffling egg which will produce a limited edition Green Peppermint Paragon, and a level 2 Puffling food that will feed your new pet for a month. Every one of these Pufflings is guaranteed to carry the limited-edition eye "Balsam", which will only be available from this pack! Best of all, 100% of sales will be donated to Toys For Tots.

Spearmint Swirl 2010

Next, the inspiration for this set of pets, a Nostalgia Edition of one of our very first Holiday Kindled Elite bunnies, Spearmint Swirl 2010! This random-gender nest comes with a level 2 Omni food, and has unlocked ears and shade, which means that it can produce a bunny with any currently available ear type or shade--a much wider range of options than the originals could've ever dreamt of. 100% of the sales from this bunny will be donated to Toys For Tots.


To complete the set, match the bunnies, and make your holidays even sweeter, we're also offering two other Puffling Paragons, exclusive to this event.


Black Peppermint 2016

The Black Peppermint 2016 Puffling Paragon package contains a random Puffling egg which will produce a limited edition Black Peppermint Paragon, and a level 2 Puffling food that will feed your new pet for a month. Every one of these Pufflings is guaranteed to carry the limited-edition eye "Coal", which will only be available from this pack!



Red Peppermint 2016

The Red Peppermint 2016 Puffling Paragon package contains a random Puffling egg which will produce a limited edition Red Peppermint Paragon, and a level 2 Puffling food that will feed your new pet for a month. Every one of these Pufflings is guaranteed to carry the limited-edition eye "Poinsettia", which will only be available from this pack!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bunny Update 4.1!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 4.1! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 4.1!

Update 4.1 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will continue eating for two weeks without being updated, though each food you have rezzed out will message you once a day to remind you to update. If your bunnies are not updated to 4.1, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies, and they will not be capable of producing holiday elites. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have two weeks plus three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate, all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 4.1 updater.


All of the nests in the Bunnybury rewards vendor will be updated to version 4.1 nests on update day.


News & Additions:
Holiday Elite Kindling Period!
* Pirates vs Ninjas 2016 Bunny Pair Pack
!


Holiday Elite Kindling Period!

Ozimals is celebrating Hallows' Eve this year with holiday elites. Different elites than those in the pair pack, these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between the beginning of the 4.1 update and 11:59 pm SLT Wednesday, November 2 (Wednesday night).

The nest's hovertext will not tell you whether or not the nest is an elite; it must be kindled to find out. 


When you kindle a nest created during the date range window, you will see a "No Elite" button in its menu--pressing this button makes the nest ignore its chance to produce a holiday elite, so use it carefully, if at all! Remember, if a nest has a chance to be a natural elite AND a chance to be a holiday elite, natural elite wins--and the "No Elite" button only turns off the holiday elite chance, not the natural elite chance, if one is present.

The genetics of potential holiday elite parents do not affect eligibility; both parents must be updated to the current version, the nest must have been created and kindled during the date window, and both parents must have zero hibernations.

To check the number of hibernations on any bunny: if the bunny is not yours, click the bunny and choose "Ozaria" from its menu. If the bunny is yours, click "Support" and then "Ozaria". This will bring up a web page showing the bunny's number of hibernations, so it's easy to check if a bunny you own or are considering buying is eligible to produce holiday elites!


Pirates vs Ninjas 2016 Bunny Pair Pack!


We're also excited to observe Hallows' Eve this year with a pair pack of elite bunnies, the Pirates vs Ninjas 2016 Bunny Pair Pack. It contains two elite bunny nests, a male and a female, each with a chance at its own limited-edition genetic trait! For more information, and pictures, please see our previous blog post!

Pair packs are available from the vendors at these locations:
The Ozimals main store
The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market
The Ozimals store on Marketplace

Happy updating!


****************IMPORTANT NOTES****************


1. THE UPDATE PROCESS WILL:

    REQUIRE 22 PRIMS FREE ON LAND
    BREAK BONDS
    RESET PRICING AND
    RESET HOME POSITION!

Please check that you restore bonds, reset home near food and reprice if you had bunnies set for sale.

2.  If your update totem gets stuck on a bunny (after 5 minutes, it hasn't completed)  please TAKE THE CRATE into your inventory and delete the white bunny underneath.  Copy the crate prim description number.  File a support ticket ( http://support.ozimals.com ) and include that crate number for a replacement bunny.  Do not delete the crate until you receive your replacement bunny.

Once you pick up the crate and delete the white bunny, your update totem should move on to the next bunny in range.

*****BUNNY FOOD, THE UPDATE, AND YOU!*****

The food does NOT get updated itself; it only communicates to you the need to update your bunnies. PLEASE NOTE!! You do NOT need to buy new food!  Once you update your bunnies, they will eat any recent version of food just fine.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS  FOR A SMOOTH UPDATE PROCESS!

2. Prepare your update area:

A.  Designate an "update area" someplace on the land you own.
B.  Rez your updater at the center of the update area.

C. It is important to only rez ONE updater!
D.  Pick up ALL third party scripted products (monitors, dispensers, servers, rings, etc.) and any other heavily scripted items in the area. These items can slow down or even prevent the update process from beginning or completing correctly. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

3. Update your bunnies:
    A.  Turn bunny movement off. Take a moment to record the bunny's ID if you do not already have it recorded.
    B.  Pick up your bunnies one at a time (do NOT pick up in a group!)
    C.  Rez up to 10 bunnies in your update area. The updater affects bunnies within a 9m radius (18 m circle with totem in center)
    D.  There will be a short delay before the updater begins; please be patient! :)
    E.  The bunnies will update one by one. A crate will appear over them and the process will be shown in hovertext above the box.
    F.  When all updates are completed, remove the updated bunnies from the update area, and put down the  next 10 un-updated bunnies.
    G.  Continue this process until your entire warren is updated.
    H.  After the update is completed,  RE-REZ ALL YOUR FOOD so it will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food from those systems and rerezz them.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Pirates vs Ninjas 2016 Bunny Pair Pack

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Hallows' Eve! We are celebrating, in part, this year with a pack of elite bunnies, the Pirates vs Ninjas Pair Pack!

Pirates vs Ninjas 2016 Bunny Pair Pack!

To celebrate Hallows' Eve in Oz, bunnies dress up in costumes just like we do! Many popular costumes in Oz are based not only on the peculiar history and mythology of the Land of Oz, but on those of its surrounding fairyland nations. Here is a map of Oz and its neighbours:



While Oz itself is surrounded by enchanted deserts, and has no coastline, the neighbouring friendly nation of Ev is bordered by the Nonestic Ocean and has a rich history of sailing, exploration... and piracy. The great heroine of the bunnies of Ev is a pirate captain known only as the Sea Queen--if even half of the tales told of her are true, she is the bravest sailor and greatest pirate to have ever lived! These stories are popular even in the land of Oz, and it is common to see small bunnies "playing pirates", battling in imaginary ships!

The southern part of Ev is ruled by Ruggedo, the Nome King. He is very wicked, so much so that most young bunnies in Oz are too afraid of him to want a Nome King costume. His cruel reign is constantly undermined by a stealthy army of ninja bunnies, who are constantly tricking him and ruining his royal feasts. A bunny named Yin is the most famous of these rebel bunnies, though he is so sneaky that no-one has ever actually seen him. Despite this, he is a popular hero throughout both Ev and Oz!

Each pack includes two limited-edition elite bunny nests (a female "Sea Queen" elite and a male "Yin" elite), one limited-edition holiday food, and a decorative version of the food.

The nest has unlocked ears and shades, which means that your new elites can have any currently available ear type or shade shown, rather than the more limited set available to regular starter nests. Each elite has the chance of carrying its own limited-edition genetic trait, which he or she can pass down; these genetic traits will only be available from these elites, though, and these packs will vanish forever at the end of the Hallows' Eve season!

Remember, every bunny has both shown and hidden genetic traits. You must breed your bunnies to determine your elites' hidden genetic traits--and see if maybe they are hiding the special limited-edition traits!

The food in this pack is equivalent to Level 2 Standard Omni Food, and will feed one bunny or Puffling for 30 days. This limited-edition food will vanish when empty, which is why we've included a decorative, copiable version--but it's important to make sure you rez the FOOD for your bunny, because the deco version won't feed anyone!

Pirates vs Ninjas Pair Packs are available from:

The Ozimals Bunny main store
The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Marketplace
The Ozimals store on Marketplace

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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