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Friday, April 22, 2016

Ozimals Community Meeting

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Guess what? We're having a Community Meeting!

Sunday, May 1, 2016
1:00 pm SLT
Magic of Oz, next door to the Emerald City

We'll be talking mostly about some planned changes coming to Pufflings--all good things, we promise!

Soon you'll be able to earn Ozimals store credit on Pufflings store purchases, for one thing. We're taking steps to reduce the prim count of accessories like the Gem Garden, too!

Speaking of the Gem Garden... those of you who've been collecting gems will be rewarded soon for your hard work! (Puffling owners who haven't been playing Gem Garden might want to catch up; there is one outside the Pufflings main store if you'd like to try it out!)

Similarly, the Royal Aviarius has begun picking items from his personal collection to offer as rewards for your coins--we'll have lots of information about this at the meeting.

Looking ahead to summer, we'll also be talking about the summer bunny gacha and some other new things coming in the next bunny update--and, as always, taking questions from you during the second half of the meeting. We hope you can join us!

Much <3
Ozimals Team




Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Puffling Genetic Traits!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Two new genetic traits have come to the Pufflings!

Puffling photobomb madness!

As Puffling owners may know, it is not necessary for Ozimals to update Pufflings to add genetic traits to starter eggs. So, any starter egg--that means the ones available in packs from Ozimals--rezzed for the first time now has a chance at one of these exciting new genetic traits! (They're not shown in the photo above; we didn't want to take away the fun of discovery!)

We are glad everyone enjoyed the Magic of Oz 2016 Easter Hunt! Stay tuned for more news soon about what's ahead in the Land of Oz...

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Magic of Oz 2016 Easter Egg Hunt!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Magic of Oz 2016 Easter Hunt!

The Magic of Oz 2016 Easter Egg Hunt begins at 12:00 noon SLT on Wednesday, March 23! The hunt will run through midnight on Friday evening, April 8.

There are exclusive prizes to be won from our Munchkinland merchants ~silentsparrow~SchadenfreudeHalf-Deer*katat0nik*Cerridwen's Cauldron, Cubic Cherry Kre-ationsFallen Gods Inc., and, of course, Ozimals! 

Here is how the hunt works:

Once the hunt opens on Wednesday, when you teleport to Magic of Oz, you'll see a sign at the landing point advertising the hunt. Click the sign, and you'll receive an empty egg-gathering basket to wear. Decorated eggs will appear all over the sim, in hundreds of hiding places. When you find an egg, click it! (You may have to right-click and "touch") It will vanish, then reappear in your basket.

Be careful! If you try to grab more than one egg in a thirty-second period, you'll get the first one, but the rest will break, and will not count towards filling your basket.


When you have collected six eggs, a menu will pop up asking you to choose a shop whose prize you would like to receive. Once you make your selection, you will receive a stack of eggs to wear on your head. Wearing your eggs, go to the shop you have chosen in Munchkinland. You'll see an Easter basket in the shop:


Easter Basket--get up close!

Creep up close to it--within two meters--and click the stack of eggs you're wearing on your head. The Easter basket will give you your prize! If a merchant has put more than one prize in their basket, it will randomly pick one for you. Once you have your prize, you can play again by refilling the same basket. Each stack of eggs, however, will only work once, and only for the shop you chose from the menu, so once you've received your prize, it's wise to detach and delete that stack.

When you are all done, you can use the basket's menu to make it into a collectible decoration, with color-change options!

Now, on to the goodies...


Ozimals Bunnies for Easter 2016
The basket at the Ozimals Bunny Mainstore contains a variety of special Easter-themed treats. There is a Love totem, which works from now through the end of the hunt to boost the Love stat for bunnies and the Charm stat for Pufflings, and a selection of candies which can be fed to an individual bunny to instantly raise his or her Energy. Also in the bunny store's basket, however, are THREE very special bunnies--Easter elites that will only be available from this hunt! These nests - Spring Dot, Spring Stripe, and Spring Doodle - have unlocked ears and shades, which means that your baby bunnies can have any currently available ear type or shade.



Ozimals Puffling for Easter 2016
The Ozimals Pufflings Mainstore's basket contains Easter candies that can be fed to an individual Puffling to instantly raise his or her Zip, as well as a limited edition Paragon egg. This new Puffling Paragon will only be available from this hunt, and comes packed with Puffling food in his or her own special birdhouse.


Here are pictures of the prizes to be won from our participating merchants! 


katat0nik

Cubic Cherry Kre-ations

Schadenfreude

Fallen Gods, Inc

Fallen Gods, Inc

Half-Deer

Cerridwen's Cauldron

Silent Sparrow


Happy Hunting!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, March 21, 2016

Introducing the second Ozimals Crossing Sign prize bunny: Bunnyball!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Every month, we use magical clockwork to randomly select a winner in our ongoing Ozimals Crossing Sign Contest. Each winner receives a special elite bunny!

All twelve of the first prize bunny, Conductor Bassman, have been given out to the lucky winners--today we are introducing the next bunny in the series: Bunnyball! He hops--he shoots--HE SCORES!

Bunnyball!

Bunnyball itself is an important part of the culture of the Land of Oz. Wintertime in Oz is short, but bunnies take full advantage of the cold weather to snuggle up and sleep in front of crackling fires, all wrapped up in soft cozy blankets, with enormous supplies of cookies and mugs of rich cocoa so huge they cannot lift them and must lap from them instead.

Once spring arrives, however, bunnies throughout Oz are eager to shake off their winter laziness, get outside in the beautiful spring weather, and PLAY! Their very favorite game is Bunnyball. Much like our "Calvinball", the rules for Bunnyball are subject to change, but it is always fun, and bunnies take their victories very seriously--we hope our prize-winners are ready for a battle with their new elite bunnies!

Ozimals Crossing signs are available at the Ozimals Bunny main store; just inside the front door, there is a box named Big Box O' Ozimals Goodies!. Click it, and it will give you a sign for free!

How to use the sign:

Rez your sign and decide where you would like it to go. Once you've positioned it where you want it, click it once, and it will send its location to us. If you want to move it after you have done this, simply move it, click it, and follow the directions it will give you in chat; this will update your sign's location.

Only you, the sign's owner, can set or reset its location. If other avatars click it, it will give them Ozimals landmarks.


When your sign registers a location, that is your entry for the contest. Registering more signs will overwrite your location; you will still just have ONE entry--so having extra signs out does not boost your chances!


Once a month, we'll select a sign's location at random, and that sign's owner will receive a Bunnyball bunny from Ozimals. (This is why it is important to reset its location if you move it; if your location is picked but there's no sign there, we'll move on to the next potential winner!)

Please keep in mind--your sign needs to be somewhere publicly accessible so we can see it, and you must have active bunnies or Pufflings to win! Even if you were one of the winners of a Conductor Bassman bunny last year, you are eligible for the new prize--but the Bunnyball bunny, like Conductor Bassman, is limited to one win per person.

Good luck!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, March 14, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a new Elite Bunny: Lucky!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! We're marking the occasion this year with a new limited edition elite bunny, Lucky!

Ozimals Lucky 2016 Limited-Edition Holiday Elite Bunny Pack!

Each pack includes one random-gender elite bunny nest, two 3% Energy cookies, one limited-edition holiday food, and a decorative version of the food.

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

Remember, every bunny has both shown and hidden genetic traits. You must breed your bunnies to determine your Lucky's hidden genetic traits--and see if maybe he or she is hiding the special limited-edition trait!

The food 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!

The cookies are only for bunnies, not for Pufflings--rez a cookie on or near the bunny you'd like to feed it to, then use the menu to confirm your choice; you'll instantly boost the bunny's energy by 3%.

Lucky 2016 elite bunny packs are available from:

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

We have important information coming up very soon about our Easter holiday plans---stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Monday, February 8, 2016

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.9!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.9! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 3.9


Update 3.9 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 3.9, 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 3.9 updater.


The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated on update day. The Bunnybury Random Nest and the Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives will be updated two weeks from update day, on Monday, February 22nd. Bunnybury Random Nests and Bunnybury Nests With Increased Chance of Recessives bought from the vendor before that date will be version 3.8 nests with no chance of v3.9 genetic traits.


News & Additions:
New Genetic Traits for 3.9!
New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny!
St. Valentine's Holiday Elite!
Retired Eyes!


New Genetic Traits for 3.9!

This update brings a new set of breedable genetic traits to the bunnies. All 3.9 starter nests--nests purchased directly from Ozimals--have the chance to carry and pass on the new genetic traits! 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!


New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny!


The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest has been updated for version 3.9 with a new bunny. This bunny's eyes and fur are exclusive to these nests and will not be available from other bunnies. The previous Bunnybury Exclusive traits, Chroma eyes and Sahara Tapira fur, are now retired. Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nests are now updated, so any Exclusive Rare nest bought from the vendor will be version 3.9 and have the new Exclusive genetic traits. Bunnybury Random Nests and Bunnybury Nests With Increased Chance of Recessives will remain version 3.8 until Monday, February 22nd.


St. Valentine's Holiday Elite!

Ozimals is celebrating St. Valentine's day this year with holiday elites; these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between 12:01 am SLT Wednesday, Feburary 10th (Tuesday night) and 11:59 pm SLT Wednesday, February 17th (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!


Retired Eyes!

We have chosen to retire a group of older bunny eyes in this update. Remember, being "retired" only means that these will no longer be available from "starter" bunnies--those purchased from Ozimals (Warren Packs, Pair Packs, and Pet Packs)--any bunny who is already carrying these eyes will still have them, and will still be able to pass them to his or her descendants.

The eyes retiring as of 3.9 are: Zinnia, Hydrangea, Torley, Spring, Opal, Onyx, Amber, Nightshade, Copper, Brulee, and Marnier.


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, February 5, 2016

Coming Monday February 8: Ozimals Bunny Update 3.9!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

It's not quite Spring yet--but so close! Bunnies can sense it, too, so it'll be no surprise that we've readied lots of new stuff for them.

Bunny Update 3.9 is scheduled for this coming Monday, February 8th, bringing new genetic traits, new holiday elites, a new Bunnybury Exclusive bunny, and more! Mark your calendars and get ready--then watch the blog and the inworld groups on Monday!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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