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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ozimals Bunny Update 4.0!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 4.0! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 4.0!

Update 4.0 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 4.0, 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 4.0 updater.


All of the nests in the Bunnybury rewards vendor will be updated to version 4.0 nests on update day.


News & Additions:
Summer Bunny Gacha: Faeries!
* New Natural Elite
!


Summer Bunny Gacha: Faeries!

Update 4.0 introduces this summer's gacha bunnies. For much, much more information and pictures, please see our previous blog post. These elite bunnies will be available through Monday, August 1st. We have split the gacha into two machines by gender, and each gender has twelve common bunnies and two rare bunnies. Each bunny has an associated limited edition eye; the rare bunnies are guaranteed to carry their special eye, while the common bunnies have a chance to do so.

Summer Bunny Gacha machines are available to play at these locations:
The Ozimals main store
The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market


New Natural Elite!


We have added a new "natural elite" bunny to the lineup, too! "Natural Elite" bunnies have a chance at being created in a mother bunny's last three generations--for much more information, please see the Ozimals wiki. Bunnies that have not yet been updated to version 4.0, and nests created by updated bunnies before they were updated, have no chance at producing this new elite.


Additionally, there are some minor "under the hood" changes, too boring to go into here :)

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

Summer 2016 Bunny Gacha: Faeries!

Hello, Ozimals friends!



To us, the Land of Oz is a distant fairyland. It's well known that it is nearly impossible for mere mortals to cross between our world and Oz; those few who have accomplished it have only done so via a magical object or a weather-related accident. 

For the Fae, though, it is a different story, and the faeries of our world often cross the barriers that protect Oz from outsiders. They explore, and play, and visit their Oz counterparts; for some, it is the first time they've been anywhere where they are unquestioningly believed in by everyone.

The faeries trade stories and gossip and news--any faeries you meet in our world can tell you EVERYTHING about the goings-on in Oz fae society! Conversely, any faeries you might meet in Oz know all about the ones in our world, though they'll laugh at you if you ask to hear "fairytales" or "myths"; they know that these are not legends, but the truth.

Earlier this year, the Fae of Oz visited the Ozimals workshop, and told us all about their favorite faeries, from all over the world. We woke up the next morning, dazed and confused in piles of leaves, unsure if we had actually met the faeries we remembered, or if it had merely been a vivid dream--but cuddled into the garden with us were very special bunnies, presents to all of you from the faeries' realm!

We are happy to introduce this year's summer gacha, awash in fae magic and full of limited edition elite bunnies, named for the famous Fae of our world!

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.

Each bunny is an elite, with a special elite "costume" unique to this gacha; once August arrives and the gachas go back to fairyland, 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. The "rare" bunnies in each machine are guaranteed to carry their limited edition eyes, while the "common" bunnies have a chance to do so! Each different bunny design has its own eye--each specific eye can only come from a bunny with the matching specific design. 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!

The Faeries gacha is split into two machines:

The "male" gacha has fourteen boy bunnies, representing the dark Fae; twelve common bunnies, pictured below, and two secret rare bunnies: the royalty of the dark Fae court!




The "female" gacha has fourteen girl bunnies, representing the light Fae; twelve common bunnies, pictured below, and two secret rare Fae Queen bunnies!




These machines will only be available through August 1st--then, they'll be whisked back to Oz, and these elite bunnies and their limited edition eyes will not be available again. Good luck, and happy breeding, and we hope to see some great Faeries images in the Ozimals Flickr group!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Ozimals Holiday Weekend limited support July 1-4

Hello, Ozimals friends!

This weekend is a holiday weekend in the US. So that our staff can celebrate Independence Day--enjoying waving sparklers around and barbecuing with their friends and families--we will have limited support from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4.

This means that CSRs won't be inworld for their regular shifts, and that tickets may be delayed--we'll answer them as soon as possible when we return. If you need help, we encourage you to ask in the inworld groups; very often, someone in our helpful and awesome community can help answer your questions!

If it's a holiday where you are, enjoy it, whether it's Independence Day or Canada Day, and we'll see you soon!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pufflings' GET: Dawn has Ended--and Community Meeting Transcript is up!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Pufflings' Golden Egg Time, introducing the new genetic trait, "Dawn", has ended! The only way to get Dawn now is to inherit it from a Puffling who already has it! Additionally, though one of the new genetic traits introduced to starter eggs has been found--the "Rosewater" eye--the other is still hiding; check your eggs carefully!

For those who missed the Community Meeting last Sunday, the transcript--discussing summer plans for the bunnies and big changes in an upcoming Pufflings update, among other things--is now available at the Ozimals forums. Give it a look!

And stay tuned! We'll have more information about everything we discussed in the meeting very soon!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


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

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