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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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Oziversary Continues: Bingo, Timepieces, and Free Cake!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Our celebrations of Ozimals turning six years old continue this week - and all through this month.

Bingo:

We'll be holding three Ozimals Bunny Bingo parties, with Courage 2016 packs as prizes and three games each time, later in January. It's free and fun to play--come hang out with the Ozimals community, wear silly hats, and win!

Bingo will be held on Magic of Oz, next door to the Emerald City, and we'll remind you with landmarks in group notices once we're closer... but mark your calendars now!

Sunday, January 17, 1:00 pm SLT
Thursday, January 21, 5:00 pm SLT
Sunday, January 24, 1:00 pm SLT


Ancient Everlasting Timepieces:

An Everlasting Timepiece makes a bunny unable to breed, but also unable to hibernate, and never hungry again. Bunnies that have an Everlasting Timepiece applied will lose any Elder status they may have had, and will not boost stats any longer. When Timepieces were first introduced, there was a variation, sold for a limited time: the Ancient Everlasting Timepiece. We are bringing these back for one week, with some slight alterations.

The new Ancient Everlasting Timepiece is half the price of a standard Everlasting Timepiece, and is available singly, or in a pack of five or ten. These Ancient Everlasting Timepieces will ONLY work on current-version bunnies that are at least 1400 days old. There is no time limit on their use, only on their sale--they will only be available for one week, through Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Ancient Everlasting Timepieces are available at both 
the Ozimals Bunny main store (inside, to the left!) and the Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Market!


Free Cake:

Available now from the Ozimals Bunny main store (inside, to the left!) and the Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Market!

Free Cake!

This limited-time food is FREE, from now through January 26th. You can grab as many as you want, BUT it is important to remember the following:

These foods will DISAPPEAR at midnight on Tuesday night, January 26th, no matter how many servings remain, so you need to make SURE your bunnies and Pufflings have food to eat once the Free Cake vanishes. Similarly, if you feed a higher level of Free Cake to your pets than their usual food, you need to remember to switch their Nutrition settings back when the Free Cake is gone and you begin feeding them their usual food again!

Free Cake comes in L1, L2, and L3, all in one box. There are also decorative versions in the box - make sure you rez the actual food and not the collectables.

(For more about the bonuses from the various food levels, please see Ozimals Food Bonuses Explained!)

Happy Oziversary! We'll have more treats later in the week!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy Oziversary! Let's celebrate the start of our seventh year!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Oziversary! Today, Ozimals turns six years old! We hope all of you get a chance to celebrate with your bunnies and Pufflings. You can always take a look at where we've been via the Ozimals Wiki history or the Ozimals Flickr group--pretty amazing, if we do say so ourselves.

Every year in Oz, there are festivities and treats, but often there is also a mighty cyclone, bringing a special new elite bunny for the occasion. This year is no exception! The 2016 Oziversary elite is available now from the Ozimals Main Store and the Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Market, but will only be here until the end of January--here's all of the information!


Oziversary 2016 Elite Bunny: Courage!

Each pack contains one Standard Level 2 Omni Food, and one random-gender nest, with unlocked ears and shades. This means the bunny the nest produces can be male or female, with any currently available ear type or shade. As with any elite, the bunny's lion costume is not a breedable genetic trait; underneath, he or she is a 3.8 bunny with version 3.8 genetics... EXCEPT that there is a chance for these bunnies to carry a secret limited edition genetic trait, available only from these elites, that can be passed to their offspring.

Remember, a bunny can be carrying this trait as a "hidden" genetic; just because it isn't listed in his or her hovertext doesn't mean it is not in his or her genes. Careful attention when breeding can help you determine whether your bunny could be carrying it--good luck!

Thanks to everyone who's been a part of our community, whether for the last week or the last six years--we're so grateful for your enthusiasm and your support. We'll have more Oziversary goodies to announce later in the week; stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ozimals Holiday Hours

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Magic of Oz - December 2015

We hope you are enjoying the holiday season this year, and that Santa and/or the Gacha Fairy fills your stocking with everything you wish for. Our staff will be taking holidays on the following dates:

December 21 - 27
December 31 & January 1

This means that CSRs will not be inworld for their shifts, and that tickets will take some extra time to be answered. If you are having difficulties with your bunnies or Pufflings, we encourage you to ask the inworld group chats. Many (most!) problems--especially of the Bunny Won't Eat variety--can be solved without us, and the chats are full of kind pet owners who have been in almost any imaginable situation and know the way back out! If you do need to file a ticket, though, rest assured that we'll reply as soon as we can.

Much <3 and Happy Holidays!
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Exclusive Natural Graffa bunny for RFL's Christmas Expo!

Hello, Ozimals friends!



A Frozen Christmas, the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life, opens to the public at 8 am SLT on Thursday, December 3rd, and closes at 8 pm SLT on Monday, December 14th. Ozimals is located on the Frozen region--come visit us for the holidays, and for a good cause!

For RFL this year, Ozimals presents an exclusive limited edition bunny, guaranteed to carry a special fur, Natural Graffa, and special eye, Sepia, that you cannot get anywhere else! These genetic traits will not be available after this event.

Each pack contains a standard Level 2 food and one Natural Graffa nest. The nests have unlocked ears and shades, which means that the bunnies they produce can have any currently available ear type and shade, rather than the limited pool available to most starter nests. Each nest is guaranteed to carry the Sepia eye and the Natural Graffa fur, and can pass them to the bunnies' offspring.

Best of all, 100% of the sales of these nests goes to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life. Ozimals has been involved with RFL throughout our history, and we're excited to offer this exclusive bunny as our donation for the Christmas Expo.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.8!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.8! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 3.8

Update 3.8 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 3.8, 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 3.8 updater.



All three types of nests in the Bunnybury vendor will be updated to 3.8 on update day. The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Nest is not changing in this update.


News & Additions:
* Ozimals 2015 Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha!
* Relay For Life!

* Winter Holiday Dance!



Ozimals 2015 Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha!

There is MUCH more information about the gacha machines and their bunnies in the Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha post. (Pictures, too!) Here, however, is the essential information:

Gacha machines are set up at The Ozimals Bunny main store and at The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market. There are two machines at each location: one that gives only female bunnies, and one that gives only male bunnies. The machines will remain available to play until New Year's Day, January 1st, 2016--after that, these elite bunnies and their limited-edition genetics will not be available again.

As always, we hope you'll enjoy celebrating the winter holidays with your special gacha bunnies, and that you'll post pictures of new discoveries to the Ozimals Flickr group!


Relay For Life!

A Frozen Christmas, the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life, opens to the public on Thursday, December 3rd, and closes on Monday, December 14th. We'll be posting about it--and about our special item, only available at the Expo--on Thursday, but wanted to remind you that this huge event is coming right up!


Winter Holiday Dance!


Ozimals will be hosting a dance to celebrate the winter holidays with dancing, treats, and merriment. We'll be posting more information and the date very soon, so watch the blog and inworld group notices!


****************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

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