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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day weekend holiday

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Maiden Firelight & Tiktok Steampunk enjoy the last few days of Summer.

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop," wrote Ovid. We have a bountiful crop planned for Hallows' Eve, so, to that end, the Ozimals staff will be taking rest this holiday weekend: going swimming, organizing parades, and packing away their white shoes and seersucker suits until next spring.

There will be no support staff available between Friday, August 29 and Monday, September 1st, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the US. If you have difficulties with your bunnies or Pufflings during that time, we strongly recommend asking for help in the inworld groups; our community is smart and helpful! If there's no joy there, though, please file a ticket at support.ozimals.com - we'll answer it as soon as we're back!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny and New Genetic Traits!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope you are enjoying the Superheroes and Villains, and thanks to everyone who is showing off their bunnies and their limited-edition eyes on Flickr--and on Warren Walk! Since the gacha machines are gone now, all of those special eyes are now Retired: they will not be available from us again, only from the bunnies out on the grid who are carrying them!

As of this post, new starter packs purchased from Ozimals (Warren Packs, Pair Packs, and Pet Packs, from the Ozimals main store, the Satellite Store at Shamrock Market, or the SL Marketplace) have the chance of carrying a whole slew of new genetic traits. This is not an update; you do not need to update your bunnies and the new packs are still version 3.0. It just means that these new starters have the chance to carry and produce these new genetic traits!

To celebrate this new round of genetic goodness, there is a NEW Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny! Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nests awarded by the Bunnybury vendors after this post will produce a new bunny, with exclusive new traits--and the previous Exclusive traits (Peat Speckle, Highland, and Bamboo) are now Retired! Both the Random Bunny Nest and the Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest have been updated in the vendors to include the chance at the new genetic traits, and we'll switch Bunny Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives in two weeks, on Monday, August 18.

Happy breeding and Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, August 2, 2014

GET ends, Warren Walk begins!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Golden Egg Time for the Pufflings, introducing the new tail, Wren, has ended. Congratulations to everyone who got Golden Eggs!

The Summer 2014 Warren Walk has begun! There are clickable signs at Shamrock Market that will give you instructions and a starting landmark. As we mentioned in our original post about Warren Walk, it will run through Sunday, August 10th.

More to come next week!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Chance for Summer Blockbuster Gachas!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Don't forget! The Summer Blockbuster bunny gacha machines, featuring the Superhero and Supervillain bunny elites and their limited-edition eyes, will vanish at the end of July. This means you have only a few more days to pick up your very own Heroes or Villains; this Thursday is July 31st. Information about these bunnies, and landmarks to the machines, can be found in our previous post, "Ozimals Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha!"

Thanks so much to everyone who's been taking pictures of their Blockbuster bunnies--and the new eyes showing up in their offspring--and sharing them with the community in the Ozimals Flickr pool! Oilell even made a comic showing her bunny heroes ensuring everyone gets his or her just desserts! Take a look: one of the new natural elite bunnies, Jules, and a Puffling with the current Golden Egg Time trait, the new Wren tail, are in there too!

Remember, too, that the Summer 2014 Warren Walk begins this Friday, August 1st. We'll post the location of the information kiosk/starting point once the Walk begins.

Stay tuned for more news from Oz early next week!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer 2014 Warren Walk Registration Now Open!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We are always super-excited when members of the Oz community organize events for everyone to enjoy, and one of our very favorites is the Warren Walk!

Maybe you have special mutants or a collection of elites or a spectacular custom-built Bunny Temple, or maybe you have a pretty Puffling garden or a precariously balanced pyramid of perfect Paragons, or maybe you have a super-scientific high-tech genetics facility or you just hang out with your favorites in a nice tiki hut on the beach. Now you can share your pets and their home with the rest of the Ozimals community.

This will be the third Warren Walk (you can see pictures from the previous two by searching the Ozimals Flickr pool) and we hope it will be the best ever! For those of you who missed the first two, here's how Warren Walk works:

1/ Register in advance to show off your pets. Registration closes at 2:00 pm SLT this coming Monday, July 28th. Until then, you can get a registration form and instructions from this sign at Shamrock Market:


2/ Warren Walk begins on the evening of Friday, August 1st, so you have until then to make sure everything is ready for its closeup! A kiosk at Shamrock will give visitors a notecard directing them to a starting point for the Walk, and then they can visit all of the registered locations.

3/ The Walk will end on Sunday, August 10th. You don't have to show your warren in the Walk to enjoy looking at everyone else's, but it is a fun way to meet people in our community and show off your very favorite pets!

Much more information is available at Shamrock--if you still have questions, please contact Faolain Oconnell inworld--and we'll post again when the Warren Walk begins. Register soon! We want to see your bunnies and Pufflings in all their glory!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, July 21, 2014

Last Chance for Promise 2014 elite bunny!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Thanks so much to everyone who has made a donation to RFL by purchasing our limited edition elite bunny this year!

Promise 2014 elite bunny to benefit Relay for Life

The Breedables Fair closes tonight, Monday, July 21, so today is your last chance to pick up a Promise 2014 elite bunny (and donate to Relay for Life in the process!). If you need a refresher or a landmark, please see our earlier post about Promise 2014!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.0!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.0! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Bunny Update 3.0!

Update 3.0 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 3.0, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies OR produce holiday elite-capable nests. 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 3.0 updater.

Additions:
* New genetic traits!
* Holiday kindling for Summer!
* Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gachas!
* New natural elites!


New genetic traits!


Please note that these new genetic traits are NOT available through starter packs! The Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha bunnies are hiding a host of limited-edition eyes ONLY available through the gachas. These eyes will be retired with the gacha machines at the end of July and will not be available from us otherwise. (For more information about the gacha bunnies, please see our previous post!) 

Holiday kindling for Summer!

Holiday elite bunnies are special rewards for active bunny breeders--if you've not been with us for previous holiday kindles, here is how they work! 

The holiday kindling window begins today, Monday, July 7, when the update is released, and closes at midnight SLT on Thursday night, July 31st. 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!

Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gachas!

This update brings the Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha machines--all of the information you will need is in the previous blog post!


New natural elites!


New "natural elites" have been added! For more information about natural elites, please see the Ozimals wiki!



****************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.

Happy Kindling and Much <3
Ozimals Team




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