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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ozimals 2014 Easter Egg Hunt

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Ozimals 2014 Easter Egg Hunt

The Ozimals 2014 Easter Egg hunt begins at 12:00 noon SLT on Wednesday, April 16! The hunt will run for one week, through Wednesday the 23rd.

There are exclusive prizes to be won from our Munchkinland merchants ~silentsparrow~, SchadenfreudeHalf-Deer*katat0nik*Pixel ModeCubic 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.


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 do, 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 in the Ozimals Main Store

Creep up close to it--within two meters--and click your stack of eggs. 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.

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

Now, on to the goodies...

The basket at the Ozimals Bunny Mainstore contains a variety of special Easter-themed treats. There is a Happiness/Bliss totem, which works to boost the Happiness stat for bunnies and the Bliss stat for Pufflings, special exclusive Nest Dyes, and a selection of candies which can be fed to an individual bunny to instantly raise his or her Energy or Love. Also in the bunny store's basket, however, are TWO very special bunnies--Easter elites that will only be available from this hunt!

The Ozimals Pufflings Mainstore's basket contains Easter candies that can be fed to an individual Puffling to instantly raise his or her Zip or Charm, Grow potions, Shrink potions, as well as male and female Pet packs of individual Pufflings and their food.

Here are pictures of some of the prizes to be won from our participating merchants! More coming soon!

Note: Due to technical difficulties, Cubic Cherry Kre-ations' prize server is not yet available. We hope the computer gods are kind and this'll be resolved before the end of the hunt--but for now, if you choose CC's prize, just hold on to that stack of eggs!










Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ozimals Bunny Update 2.9!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Ozimals Bunny Update 2.9

Welcome to Bunny Update 2.9! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 

Update 2.9 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 2.9, 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 2.9 updater.


Additions:


* New genetic traits!
* Holiday kindling for Easter!
* Limited edition Happy Easter 2014 Pair Pack elites!
* Ozimals Easter Egg Hunt!


New genetic traits!


All new 2.9 starter bunnies purchased from Ozimals have the chance of carrying the new genetic traits we've added in this update. By "starter bunnies", we mean the nests in the packs available at the shops and on Marketplace: pet packs, pair packs, and warren packs. 

The Bunnybury Random Nest, Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives, and the Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated a week after the update, on Monday, April 21st, to then also include the chance of 2.9's new traits. (The Bunnybury Exclusive nest's shown traits are not changing.)


Holiday kindling for Easter!


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 this Tuesday night at midnight SLT--that's the evening of April 15th--and closes at midnight SLT on Wednesday night, April 30th. 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!


Limited edition Happy Easter 2014 Pair Pack elites!

Happy Easter 2014 Bunny Pair Pack

There are two limited-edition Easter elite bunnies--different from the ones available through the kindling period--available directly from Ozimals in a special pair pack that includes a Happiness-boosting totem! For all the information about the pack, please see our previous post!


* Ozimals Easter Egg Hunt!

Ozimals Easter Egg Hunt!

The hunt begins this Wednesday, April 16th--we'll post complete information and instructions soon! There are exclusive prizes to be won from Munchkinland merchants ~silentsparrow~SchadenfreudeHalf-Deer*katat0nik*Pixel ModeCubic Cherry Kre-ationsFallen Gods Inc., and, of course, Ozimals! Ozimals prizes include a Happiness/Bliss-boosting totem, festive Energy/Zip-boosting treats, AND... a limited-edition bunny elite that will ONLY be available from this hunt! The hunt will run for one week, through April 23rd.


****************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!

1. Get the updater, available free from these locations:




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.  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

Happy Easter 2014 Bunny Pair Pack!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Easter season, in Oz, borrows many traditions from our world, but the most popular one of all is Pysanky. Never heard of it? A pysanka is a special Easter egg, decorated with wax resist, the same way batik fabric is made. These eggs are part of folk traditions throughout eastern Europe, and date to ancient times as symbols of new life, spring, protection, and magic. These things are of course just as important to the citizens of Oz, and they have happily adapted the traditional designs and colors to Oz's tastes and resources.

We'll be sharing the Oz versions with you many different ways this year, and the first of them is a pair of special elite bunnies, Earth 2014 and Sprout 2014, available exclusively from Ozimals in the Happy Easter 2014 Pair Pack!

Happy Easter 2014 Bunny Pair Pack!
Both nests are random-gender, with unlocked ears and shades. What this means is that the bunnies born from them can have any currently available ear type and shade, instead of the limited group available in standard "starter" nests. These bunnies are version 2.9, and have the same chance at new 2.9 genetic traits as other starters. They will only be available from this pack, and it will only be sold through the end of April 2014.

There is a Happiness totem in the pack, too! We haven't done one of these in a while, so if you haven't used one before or just need a refresher, here is how the totem works. Set it out among your bunnies and/or Pufflings, and it will boost the Happiness/Bliss of the closest ten (within a 3-meter radius) of them by 3%, allowing them to build Love/Charm for a longer time and be ready to breed more quickly! On May 1st they will cease providing this boost, and become collectible Easter decorations for your warren.

The pack also includes one transferable 10-use nest dye, and one Level 2 Standard Food.

Happy Easter 2014 Pair Packs are available from...

Ozimals Bunnies Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Marketplace

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Events and Bunny Update 2.9 preview!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Magic Scribe, overcome by egg-hunting eagerness

Congratulations to the discoverers of Liquorice Starbunny and Meringue Starbunny, some of the new natural elites, as well as to those who've enjoyed the new 2.8 genetic traits from their bunnies. Many many MANY things are happening next week, so here's a preview to help you plan! Mark your calendars!

Monday, April 14, will bring Bunny Update 2.9. This update is not mandatory--this means that your bunnies will continue to eat for two weeks if not updated immediately--but un-updated bunnies cannot produce Easter holiday elites or breed with updated bunnies.

Version 2.9 "starter" bunnies, purchased in packs from Ozimals once the update is released, will have a chance at new genetic traits. The update release notes on Monday will detail when nests available from the Bunnybury vendor will be updated to include 2.9 traits.

Also on Monday, a limited-edition pair pack of Easter elites will be available directly from Ozimals! These bunnies will also include the chance of new traits.

Wednesday, April 16th, marks the beginning of a two-week kindling period for Easter elites (different from the ones in the pair pack). These elites can be created by version 2.9 bunnies without any hibernations on their records and with any genetics--the nest must simply be created and kindled within the two-week period to have a chance at producing a special holiday elite!




Also on Wednesday, the Ozimals Easter Egg Hunt begins on the Magic of Oz sim! We'll post more information then, but there are exclusive prizes to be won from Munchkinland merchants ~silentsparrow~, Schadenfreude, Half-Deer, *katat0nik*, Pixel Mode, Cubic Cherry Kre-ations, Fallen Gods Inc., and, of course, Ozimals! Ozimals prizes include a Happiness/Bliss-boosting totem, festive Energy/Zip-boosting treats, AND... a limited-edition bunny elite that will ONLY be available from this hunt! The hunt will run for one week, through April 23rd.

We'll be telling you more about all of these things, and especially about the hunt, next week! Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ozimals Stores are Moving!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Aeron in Munchkinland ~ Magic of Oz, March 2014

Big news! The Ozimals Main Store and the Ozimals Puffling Store are moving! Our celebration of Easter this year will be taking place on Magic Of Oz, with the participation of the Munchkinland merchants, so we're moving our stores there too!

The Ozimals sim will be whisked away by Oz's mysterious and magical winds, much like Magic of Oz itself was in 2012. Only the Witches know where it is heading and what will go on there once it is inaccessible to non-witches, but we'll be sure to share anything we hear ;)

Shop bunnies getting their first glimpse out the new store window!

When Magic of Oz reappeared, it was completely revamped into a new vision of the land of Oz. If you've never visited, it's a terrific place to take pictures or just wander along the Yellow Brick Road, from the Emerald City to the Witch's Castle to Munchkinland. The shops in Munchkinland feature both long-time Magic of Oz merchants like katat0nik, silent sparrow, and Schadenfreude... and newer additions like Fallen Gods and Half-Deer! We're excited to have our stores there now, too!

Pufflings exploring the Yellow Brick Road! 

Much, MUCH more information about Easter will be announced soon, though you might want to familiarize yourself with Magic of Oz's nooks and crannies before then. (Take a walk, and think, "If I were an egg... where would I hide?") In the meantime, here are your new landmarks!

Ozimals Main Store and Bunnybury Vendor

Ozimals Puffling Store

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, March 21, 2014

Special Goodies at the Dance Tomorrow!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Ozimals Saint Patrick's Dance will be tomorrow, Saturday, March 22, from noon until 2 pm SLT, at the Bunny Bingo Field on Ozimals! We'll get our Irish on with DJ Parker Janick, and there will be exclusive limited-edition items for all attendees! We'd love to have you join us!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ozimals Saint Patrick's Dance & Bunny Bingo!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Ozimals Saint Patrick's Dance will be this Saturday, March 22, from noon until 2 pm SLT. Irish or not, wearing green or not, we'd love to see you there! (Please note, I cannot promise that those *not* wearing green will escape being pinched.)

DJ Parker Janick will treat us to Celtic goodness, and there'll be exclusive prizes and fun--please join us! The dance will be held on the Ozimals sim, right next to the Bingo Field, and we'll be sure to remind the inworld groups on Saturday!

As a reminder of our previous post, we'll be hosting Ozimals Bunny Bingo in the days leading up to the dance. Our prize this time is a set of two 100% Lurve Potions to each winner. These potions--the same ones available from the Bunnybury vendor--will bring any bunny to 100% Love instantly, so if the bunny is out of cooldown, it can immediately breed without having to build up Love. These would be great for those new 2.8 bunnies you just know are hiding something!

The Bunny Bingo schedule: 
Thursday, March 20, 6 pm SLT
Friday, March 21, noon SLT


Come and play with us at the Bunny Bingo Field!

Bunny 2.8's new traits are starting to appear--if you haven't seen them yet, check out the Ozimals Flickr pool for some great snapshots! And remember: you still have more than a week for Padraig 2014 holiday elite kindling! The holiday clock stops at midnight SLT on Friday night, March 28th.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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