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Monday, November 23, 2015

Ozimals Holiday Schedule & Upcoming Delights!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Much new goodness is on the way, so here's a quick overview of upcoming important dates!

First, so that our staff can eat pie with friends and family, we will have limited support for the American Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Thursday November 26 - Sunday November 29th. CSRs will not be inworld; you may file support tickets as usual, of course, and we'll get to them in the order received just as soon as we recover from our food stupors. The inworld groups are full of people who can very often help you troubleshoot, based on their experiences with bunnies and Pufflings, so we encourage you to use those resources--and we are always thankful that the Ozimals community is so helpful!

Bunny Update 3.8 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st. This update brings the Winter 2015 Holiday bunny gacha machines, with a cabal of new elite bunnies and some Limited Edition genetic traits to play with! It's also helping us get ready for Oziversary 2016, in January. More information about the gacha bunnies and the update will be coming next week!

As long-time members of our community know, Ozimals has supported the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Second Life throughout our history. This year, we are proud to participate in A Frozen Christmas: the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, opening Thursday, December 3rd, and concluding Monday, December 14th. We have an awesome surprise item to benefit RFL, and we'll be telling you much more about it when the Expo opens. Stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Sunday, Nov 1! The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade!

Hello, Ozimals friends! 

We'd love to see you all come celebrate the end of the season with us--one last round of creepy Hallows' Eve fun! Dress up, dance, and enjoy some time with the Ozimals community!

The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade will be Sunday, November 1st, from noon until 2:00 pm SLT, at the Bingo Field next door to the Emerald City on Magic of Oz

DJQuad will be spinning spooky hits for us, and we'll have special exclusive door prizes for all attendees! 

There will be a costume contest, with prizes for Best Costume, Best Oz-themed Costume, Best Themed Couple or Group Costume, and more. (While Magic of Oz is a Moderate region, please remember when planning your costumes that this is a family-friendly event.)

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ozimals Hallows' Eve Celebrations

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade will be Sunday, November 1st, from noon until 2:00 pm SLT. We'll have door prizes as well as a costume contest, with prizes for Best Costume, Best Oz-themed Costume, Best Themed Couple or Group Costume, and more. Mark your calendars now, and don't forget to come dress up, dance, and celebrate with us--we'll be posting landmarks and more information closer to the event!

We'll also have, as promised, two rounds of Ozimals Bunny Bingo this season, at the bingo field next door to the Emerald City on Magic of Oz. Bingo is fun and free, with great prizes - we hope you'll join us!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at 6:00 pm SLT
Sunday, October 25th, 2015, at 1:00 pm SLT

Remember, Ozimals is also celebrating Hallows' Eve this year with holiday elites, and the kindling period begins this weekend. Different elites than Natasha and Boris, these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between 12:01 am SLT Monday, October 19th (Sunday night) and 11:59 pm SLT Monday, November 2 (Monday night). For more information about holiday elites, please see the 3.7 Update Notes.

We hope you're enjoying the update's new genetic traits for the bunnies - thanks so much to everyone who's posted pics to the Ozimals Flickr group

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.7 Is Here!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Hallows' Eve, and welcome to Bunny Update 3.7! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 

Ozimals Update 3.7!

Update 3.7 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 3.7, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies, and will not have the chance to produce 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 3.7 updater.

The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated on update day to a 3.7 nest, though its shown genetics are not changing for this update. The Bunnybury Random Nest and the Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives will be updated two weeks from update day, on Monday, October 12. Bunnybury Random Nests and Bunnybury Nests With Increased Chance of Recessives bought from the vendor before that date will be version 3.6 nests with no chance of v3.7 genetic traits.

* New Genetic Traits!
* Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!

* Masquerade Pair Pack Masks Raffle!
* Holiday Elites!
* New Natural Elite!
* Ozimals Hallows' Eve Masquerade Ball and Bunny Bingo!

New Genetic Traits!

This update brings a new set of breedable genetic traits to the bunnies. All 3.7 starter nests--nests purchased directly from Ozimals--have the chance to carry and pass on the new eyes and furs, as well as Flared ears! We'll be adding them to the wiki as they turn up, and we hope you'll post pictures of new discoveries to the Ozimals Flickr group!

Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!

Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!

The Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack is bursting with Hallows' Eve treats! Each pack contains the following:

One male 3.7 nest which will produce the limited-edition elite Boris 2015! Boris is dressed for an elegant dark masquerade ball, with a mysterious bat mask hiding his identity.

One female 3.7 nest which will produce the limited-edition elite Natasha 2015! Natasha's Hallows' Eve finery is delicately spider-themed; her mask features a blood-red gem and she wears a gothic gown trimmed in spiderweb lace.

(Both Boris and Natasha have unlocked ears and shades; this means that they can have any currently available ear or shade as part of their shown genetics, rather than the more limited set available to standard starter nests. These nests are version 3.7, so they have the chance of carrying the new 3.7 genetic traits. These two bunnies will only be sold through November 2, 2015.)

One Standard Level 2 Limited-Edition Omni Food. This food behaves just like a regular Standard Level 2, and will feed both bunnies and Pufflings. Instead of being the usual cupcake, though, it's a very special food for Boris and Natasha's elegant Hallows' Eve festivities... and might not look out of place on your own holiday table! When this food's servings are exhausted, it will disappear, but never fear--there's a decorative version in the box as well! This decorative version WILL NOT feed your pets, though, so be sure you rez the correct one.

One Limited-Edition Happiness Totem. This totem will boost Happiness (for bunnies) and Bliss (for Pufflings) for the closest sixteen pets in a 9-meter radius. It will cease to work on November 2nd, but will remain as a decorative collectible. You can light its candles, or blow them out, by clicking the totem!

Boris and Natasha masks: This pack contains a ten-charge Boris mask and a ten-charge Natasha mask, so all of your bunnies can dress up to celebrate Hallows' Eve! Bunny Masks are a fun way to change the look of your favorite bunnies, and they are transferable, so that you can swap them with friends or gift them. Each Mask Potion has a set number of charges, just like a Nest Dye. Rez the potion on or near the bunny you'd like to mask, and follow the menu prompts! Remember to pick up the bottle once the bunny has his or her mask on, so that you can use the rest of the charges. Masks can be removed by using the "Unmask" button in the "Config" menu when you click your bunny. Masks will NOT persist through updates. These masks will cover the actual eye color of your bunny, but will not affect the bunny's breeding genetics.

Natasha Nest Dye: Also included is one transferable ten-charge nest dye, which will put a creepy "costume" on nests of your choice, without affecting the bunny inside. Rez the applier on or near the nest you'd like to dye, and follow the menu prompts, remembering to pick the applier back up so that you can use its remaining charges.

Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Packs are available at all Ozimals vendor locations:

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

Masquerade Pair Pack Masks Raffle!

Spiderbun and Laurie modeling Natasha and Boris masks

Every purchase of a Masquerade Pair Pack gets you one entry into our raffle. The two winners, chosen at random, will each receive a set of copiable Boris and Natasha masks, so that they can spider-ify and bat-ify limitless numbers of bunnies!

Holiday Elite Kindling!

Ozimals is also celebrating Hallows' Eve this year with holiday elites. Different elites than Natasha and Boris, these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between 12:01 am SLT Monday, October 19th (Sunday night) and 11:59 pm SLT Monday, November 2 (Monday night).

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 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!

New Natural Elite!

A new "Natural Elite" has been added to the bunnies in this update. For more information about natural elites, please see the Ozimals wiki.

Ozimals Hallows' Eve Masquerade Ball and Bunny Bingo!

We will be holding a dance and costume contest closer to Halloween, as well as Ozimals Bunny Bingo; please watch the inworld groups and the blog for announcements! We hope to see you there!

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



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 ( ) 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.


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.


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

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hallows' Eve is on the way!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We are hard at work getting ready for one of our favorite holidays, here in Oz--All Hallows' Eve! All sorts of spooky surprises are going into Ozimals Bunny update 3.7, which is scheduled for next Monday, September 28th. Get ready; it'll be lots of creepy fun!

Besides the update and Halloween releases themselves, we'll be celebrating this year with a dance (with a costume contest!) and Bunny Bingo--watch the blog and group notices for announcements!

Also new this week: now you can pick up food and starter packs and bunny accessories at two new locations! If you've not used our new vendors yet, remember that you can earn credit towards future purchases; read all about it in our last blog post!

As always, you can find your Ozimals bunny needs at the main store on Magic of Oz and at the Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Marketplace, but now we have vendors at two other markets as well:

Ozimals vendors at Krazy Kritters

Ozimals vendors at A Little Bit of Everything by Neck

We're excited to have these new additions--whether you're attending an auction or just browsing breeders' stalls for new bunnies, now you can pick up food and other goodies too!

See you next Monday!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, August 31, 2015

Caspervend comes to Oz!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We're switching the inworld shops to Caspervend vendors. Many of you have doubtless used these same vendors elsewhere in SL.

Woot, new vendors!

They should make lots of things easier for everyone: you can use them, instead of Marketplace, to send gifts, and it is easier to track lost deliveries, as well as read more information about the items you are buying. Additionally, they will make awarding prizes from Bingo and other events much less painful!

The best part for you, though, is that you'll be rewarded for being an Ozimals customer!

Once you've spent L$5000, you will begin to earn 5% of further purchases as credit to your account. For example, once you begin to earn credit, and you buy, say, a Lurve Potion #9 for L$500, you'll earn L$25 in credit from that purchase. Your credit will not be refunded to you as cash or a discount, but will accumulate in your account until you spend it.

To use the vendor to buy something using your L$ balance, simply right-click and select Pay.

Left-clicking or Touching brings up a menu that will allow you to buy a gift, pay with credit, read more information about the item, and see your credit balance.

Touch Menu
Some important things to note:

The updater now costs L$1, which is immediately refunded to you.

If you use the Gift function, and, after you have already selected a recipient and paid, use the Cancel Gift button, this will not cancel the transaction or refund you; it will send the item to YOU rather than your stated recipient.

These new vendors are selling Ozimals bunny items at the Ozimals Bunny Main Store and at the Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Marketplace.

Any questions? Ask a CSR; we'll be happy to help!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Ozimals Caravan will soon travel onward...!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

This summer's Bunny Gacha has been full of exciting new genetic traits, special elite bunnies, and mysterious items with hidden powers, accompanied by exotic treats and disguises. All good things must come to an end, however, and already, the bunnies who brought their wares to the Emerald City, from all over the Land of Oz, are fixing up their wagons and gazing wistfully at the sunset, Soon, they'll be on their way home!

The Ozimals Elite Bunny Caravan Gacha machines and the Limited Edition Caravan Foods & Bunny Masks will disappear forever from the Ozimals main stores this Friday evening, July 31st--so this week is your last chance to complete your set, win some new limited-edition eyes, or learn your fortune! Don't miss out!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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