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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking for Something Fun to Do?

The Holidays might be just about over but there are still presents to collect! Come join us as Ozimals presents the Puffling Present Pursuit, running now through January 12. Some of your favorite creators have joined the fun and are helping to welcome the Pufflings to Second Life! Here is a selection of some of the special presents they have made just for you!







 

For all the details on how to participate in the Puffling Present Pursuit and a list of all the creators involved read here.


Happy New Year!


The Pufflings are welcoming the New Year in with a bang! Keep an eye open for a special temporary surprise your Pufflings will be sporting for the festive celebrations! We've also released "Bubbles" in the Main Pufflings Store for a Limited Time for collectors that will be available until 01/07/12 at 6PM SLT!

Pufflings Main Store


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Welcome to the Pufflings!

Ozimals presents the Puffling Present Pursuit running from Thursday, December 22 - Thursday, January 12!

According to the Royal Historian of Oz, the Pufflings were an enchanted gift from Glinda, the Good Witch, to Ozma, the Empress of Oz, on her birthday. Magically brought to life from trays and trays of cream puffs, the Pufflings are a royal favorite in the palace gardens in the Emerald City. Their countless combinations make the hatching of each new egg an exciting event that Ozma attends with glee. Happy to share the wondrous gift with all, the colonies of Pufflings now extend far beyond the garden walls of the Emerald City. In fact they extend beyond the borders of Oz itself, all the way into the Second Life grid!

Help us welcome Ozma's Pufflings to SL by participating in the Puffling Present Pursuit! The premise is a simple one: every time you purchase a product marked with the "Pufflings Present Pursuit" special logo from one of the stores participating in the hunt, along with the item you bought, you will receive a hunt card (a HUD) and instructions on how to redeem the hunt card for a present from one of the Pufflings' favorite creators!

Check out the amazing list of creators helping to welcome the Pufflings to their new home at Ozimals!

*katat0nik*
Kouse's Sanctum
Balderdash
*Epic*
Fae & Tiny Fantasy Creations
lassitude & ennui
Lolapop!
MIASNOW
MnM Design
new trails
silentsparrow
Schadenfreude
RACHELBREAKER
Risusipo
The Epic Toy Factory
Sanu
Ozimals





Redemption Kiosks  - Where you get your presents!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Introducing Jingles 2011

Introducing Jingles, one of the Winter 2011 Holiday Elite, exclusively available at the Ozimals shops and on the Marketplace only through January 2nd.  Also in the pack: a special limited edition Level 2 Standard food, two 3% Gingerbread Energy Treats, and a 10x Jingles nest dye.

Don't forget! Any nest created by your bunnies AND kindled between 12:01 am SLT on  Monday, December 19th and 11:59 pm SLT on Monday, January 2nd can potentially produce a Winter Holiday Elite, regardless of breeding. The nest must be both created and kindled during that period. Remember, if you would like to bypass your chance at a Winter Holiday Elite, you are given an option to choose "No Elite" in the kindling menu, and you may simply confirm that you don't want that nest to have a chance at a holiday Elite.

Ozimals Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store (PG Location)
 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ozimals 1.10 Update Notes

Greetings, Bunny fans!

Please read the instructions in their entirety carefully BEFORE you begin updating!

/-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-   Patch Notes 1.10 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-\     


Additions:
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>> Winter & New Year Elites!
>> "Under the Paw" code changes geared towards the 2.0 update

** Winter events! Much more information will be coming up in future announcements, but here's an overview:
 Come celebrate the season with your favorite Ozimals! We have two holiday parties planned, so there is something for everyone. On Sunday, December 18 from 1-3pm SLT we will be enjoying the magical Winter Wonderland Ozimals Orientation has become with sledding, ice skating and of course all your favorite seasonal tunes provided by DJ Sierra Sugar! Then on Thursday, December 22 from 5-7pm SLT we invite you all to come and join us at the Ozimals Winter Ball. Dress in your best Winter Finery and you might even win the coveted title of Snow King or Queen!


**Winter Holiday Elites! Any nest created by your bunnies AND kindled between 12:01 am SLT on  Monday, December 19th and 11:59 pm SLT on Monday, January 2nd can potentially produce a Winter Holiday Elite, regardless of breeding. The nest must be both created and kindled during that period.
   Don't forget! If you would like to bypass your chance at a Winter Holiday Elite, you are given an option to choose "No Elite" in the kindling menu, and you may simply confirm that you don't want that nest to have a chance at a holiday Elite.
   There is also a Winter Holiday Elite, "Jingles 2011" (different from the ones available through breeding) exclusively available at the Ozimals shops and on the Marketplace only through January 2nd.  Also in the pack: a special limited edition Level 2 Standard food, two 3% Gingerbread Energy Treats, and a 10x Jingles nest dye ).


****************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.  Due to a safeguard put in to make the update process smoother and faster, when your bunnies have been updated they MAY appear "chubby".  Don't panic! Simply  re-rez them and they will pop back to normal with no problem. 

3.  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.

If you need a location to update your bunnies, Ozimals Orientation islands have a sandbox type update area where you can rez your bunnies in a quiet area and chat with other bunny peeps while you do it! (Updating bunnies only here, please don't build!)  SLURLs below:

Ozimals Orientation
Ozimals Orientation 2
Ozimals Orientation 3
Ozimals Orientation 4

*****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 and water!  Once you update your bunnies, they will eat any version of food just fine.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS  FOR A SMOOTH UPDATE PROCESS!

Preparing to Update:

1. Get the updater. Available on Marketplace and these locations:

*Ozimals Satellite Store (PG Location)

*Magic of Oz

*Lawst Paradise

* Ozimals Orientation

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 30 second delay before the updater begins, (or longer for homesteads)  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 AND WATER so they will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food/water from those systems and rerezz them.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ozimals Holiday Dance Schedule!

Come celebrate the season with your favorite Ozimals! We have two holiday parties planned, so there is something for everyone. On Sunday, December 18 from 1-3pm SLT we will be enjoying the magical Winter Wonderland Ozimals Orientation has become with sledding, ice skating and of course all your favorite seasonal tunes provided by DJ Sierra Sugar! Then on Thursday, December 22 from 5-7pm SLT we invite you all to come and join us at the Ozimals Winter Ball. Dress in your best Winter Finery and you might even win the coveted title of Snow King or Queen!

Catch the Jingle Sleigh to the Ozimals Holiday Dances!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pufflings Release, Holiday Bunnies, and Special Events!

Hello Ozimals friends!

The time is finally here - the Pufflings are going out to explore the world beyond Oz and they are eager to meet you!  To learn all about Pufflings, go to our NEW wiki!  You can learn everything you need to know about bunnies, Pufflings, and all our other products and services.

The Puffling packs will be available beginning at 6 pm SLT today, December 12th.  We will shut down the Ozimals sim at some point between 4 pm and 5 pm SLT to prepare the Pufflings main store for launch.  If you need bunny items you can still visit our satellite store on Ozimals Orientation or purchase on Marketplace. 

The Pufflings main store is set up with Starter Packs on the left as you enter, Accessories on the right, and Food on the back wall.  If you have any problems or questions, just take a look at the tree in the center of the store for an online CSR to help you.

Puffling Main Store

Puffling packs and food will also be available at the following market partner locations shortly after 6:00 pm SLT - we encourage you to try these other locations if you are having trouble getting into the Ozimals sim!

Shamrock Market
The Breeders' Borough
Jody's Ranch & Farm Market
Red Barn Horses & Breedables
Blue Fusion Lost City of Breedables
Platinum Breedables
Rainbows End Stables

The Pufflings items WILL NOT immediately be available on Marketplace since there will be so many in world locations to pick them up, but we anticipate having them in Marketplace by the beginning of next week.

Ozaria is currently live for your Pufflings! We are wrapping up a few loose ends so some portions may not be fully active yet,  but should be by the end of the week. If you haven't logged in yet, give it a try now!  (What is Ozaria, you ask?  Ozaria is a website where you can access information and family history about Ozimals pets you own, list and search Ozimals pets for sale, check rewards program balances, connect with other Ozimals community members, and more!)

To help celebrate the Pufflings release, we are doing a very special event called the Pufflings Present Pursuit!  The event will run from December 22nd through January 12th and will have lots of great creators like Katat0nik, Sanu, new trails, lassitude and ennui, and many more participating with special themed gifts for you - mark your calendar and watch notices for more details coming in the next day or two.

Also, it is time for the Holiday Bunny update!  The update will be available on December 16th and the holiday period will run from December 19th - January 2nd.  You must update your bunnies in order to have a chance for the Winter Holiday Elites. More details to come in a separate notice. :)

We want to thank each and every one of you for your support and excitement for the Pufflings, it means so much to us!

Much <3

Your Ozimals Team

Monday, December 5, 2011

Puffling Pre-Order Packs Ready!

All Pre-Order vendors are now ready to deliver your pre-order packs.  Please go to any pre-order vendor and click once.  You will be sent your Pre-Order Pack.

The Ozimals Puffling mainstore will be opening on Dec 12th! 

See you then!

<3
The Ozimals Team

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pufflings Product Pricing List



We know everyone has been waiting for the product list - Ozimals appreciates all of the community's support for the Pufflings! The buzz and excitement for their arrival has been amazing and makes the months of hard work by the Ozimals Team completely worth it. We thank all of you!

The Pre-Order Pack is available to purchase until December 4th, 2011 at 9 pm SLT. People who have pre-ordered will be able to pick up their packs starting December 5th, 2011 at 9 am SLT. For those of you not pre-ordering, general sales will begin December 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm SLT at the Pufflings shop on the Ozimals sim, through Marketplace, and other locations to be announced shortly!  The list below shows what products will be available.


Starter Packs:


Boy Pet Pack - 595L
One boy Egg and
one Pet Food (30 days of food for one Puffling)

Girl Pet Pack
- 595L
One girl Egg and
one Pet Food (30 days of food for one Puffling)

Lovebird Pack
- 1195L
one boy Egg

one girl Egg and
one Standard Food (15 days of food for 2 Pufflings)

Birds of a Feather Pack - 2350L
Two boy Eggs
two girl Eggs and

two Standard Foods (15 days of food for 4 Pufflings)

Flock Pack - 4995L
Four boy Eggs
four girl Eggs

four Standard Foods (15 days of food for 8 Pufflings)
two 10% charm boosts and
one 10% energy boost

Pufflings Pre-Order Pack - 5500L
two boy Eggs
two girl Eggs

one Limited Edition Pre-Order Paragon Phoenix Puffling Egg
two Standard Foods
one collectable Limited Edition Bliss Perch totem
one Perpetuation Potion and
two 10% Love Grubs!


Food Prices:

Pet Food

99L - 1 30 Day Pet Food for one Puffling

99L - 1 Wearable 30 Day Pet Food for one Puffling
990L - 1 Epic 300 Day Pet Food for one Puffling

Standard Food

215L - 1 30 Day Standard Food for one Puffling

215L - 1 Wearable 30 Day Standard Food for one Puffling
1825L - 1 Epic 300 Day Standard Food for one Puffling

Zenith Food (adds 5% Zip/Charm)

495L - 1 30 Day Zenith Food for one Puffling

495L - 1 Wearable 30 Day Zenith Food for one Puffling
4200L - 1 Epic 300 Day Zenith Food for one Puffling


Boosters/Accessories Prices:
(Please note that all these items are purely OPTIONAL -breeding is not dependent on using any of these boosters.)

Love Grubs
250L - 1 Love Grub that will give a Puffling a 10% increase in Charm

Bottle of Zip
250L - 1 Bottle of Zip that will give a Puffling a 10% increase in Zip
150L - 1 Bottle of Zip that will give a Puffling a 5% increase in Zip

Enchantment Dust
325L - 1 Enchantment Dust that will re-enchant a disenchanted Puffling instantly.

Perpetuation Potion
1150L - 1 Potion that can be used on Pufflings 30 days old or older. The Puffling will no longer need to eat, but cannot breed, gain personality, or participate in any extra games or Pufflings activities.

RFL Christmas Expo!

Ozimals is excited to be participating in the 2011 Christmas Expo in support of Relay For Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society! Available only at the Christmas Expo will be TWO new limited edition Elite bunnies, Believe and Cheer. Each Elite package will come with one random nest with unlocked ears and shades plus 10 nest dyes. Come catch some Holiday Cheer and Believe in the power of us all to win the fight against Cancer by supporting this great event!

We will also be participating in the Breedables Show and Auction at the Christmas Expo! We will post the location of our booth once we've gotten in to set up. Ozimals is donating two very special items to the Auction! First, for the bunnies we are giving a 5x pack of size 15 grow potions. This is a full 5 sizes bigger than our largest grow potion! You can have the five biggest bunnies on the grid - imagine how awesome some of the Elites would look as Mega-Bunnies! For the Pufflings, we have created a special version of the pre-order Phoenix in RFL purple. You will meet the Dark Phoenix in an upcoming blog post, so keep watching... ;)

The Christmas Expo will open on December 3rd at 9am SLT, and remain open 24 hours each day until it closes on December 18th at 9pm SLT. The Breedables Auction to benefit RFL will be at 5pm SLT on Saturday, December 17th.

Stay tuned for location information closer to the opening of the Christmas Expo!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pufflings Pre-Order Pack On Sale Now!


Thank you for your interest in the Ozimals Pufflings Pre-Order!

To pre-order your Ozimals Pufflings Pack, please click the vendor at one of the locations below, then right click and choose the option Pay.

Click 5500, and you will be registered for the Pre-Order! You will receive an Ozimals "Pufflings Pre-Order Certificate" as a receipt.


This certificate serves just as a receipt for you so that you know your order was successful. You will not need to turn this certificate in to get your pre-order pack!

The pre-orders will be available through December 4th at 9:00 pm SLT.

Beginning at 9AM SLT on December 5th, all you need to do is return to any vendor on the list, click it again and you will receive your Ozimals Pufflings Pre-Order Pack!

Any questions, just ask in the groups!

Pufflings Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store (PG)
Magic of Oz
Shamrock Market
Platinum Breedables
The Borough
Jody's Ranch & Farm Market
Rainbow End Stables
Red Barn Breedables

Much <3 from your Ozimals Team

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ozimals Pufflings Pre-Order Pack On Sale Tomorrow!

Ozimals is thrilled to announce that the Pufflings pre-orders go on sale Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 10 am SLT! We will send another notice tomorrow with landmarks for the vendor locations. Thanks SO much to everyone for their support and excitement leading up to the release! In appreciation, we're adding a bonus Perpetuation Potion to the pre-order pack. See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pufflings Pre-order!

Starting November 28th, 2011, Ozimals will open the Puffling Pre-order!  The pre-order will run for one week, until midnight SLT December 4th, 2011.  On December 5th, those who have purchased their pre-order will visit the vendor to receive their pre-order pack, and get a one week headstart with their Pufflings.

When pre-order begins, you may visit a Puffling Pre-Order Vendor and place your order. Upon payment, the vendor will give you a certificate as your receipt. When pre-order closes on December 4, the vendors will shut down. Once they restart on December 5, only those who have previously purchased pre-orders will be able to use the vendors. Clicking them then will deliver the pre-order pack previously purchased.

General sales will begin December 12th at the Pufflings shop on Ozimals, and via the Ozimals Marketplace storefront. A price list including all of the standard items and packages will be available beforehand; the price below is ONLY for the special pre-order pack.
 
L$5500 - Pufflings Pre-order Pack
This package includes: two boy Eggs, two girl Eggs, and one Limited Edition Paragon Phoenix random gender Egg. Two standard foods, one collectable fourteen-day Bliss perch totem, and two 10% Love Grubs!

The Pre-order Pack is limited to one per avatar. The Limited Edition Paragon Phoenix Puffling can only be procured in this pack by our pre-order participants; it will never be purchasable again.

If you are interested in hosting a pre-order vendor at your market, please speak with Candy Cerveau. As we approach November 28th, please watch group notices for a list of pre-order vendor locations!

All About Pufflings!

As most of you know, Ozimals has been working on Pufflings. We are thrilled to be able to give you details about their upcoming release!  First, let’s talk for a few minutes about the origins of the Pufflings. We want to share with you the story of Ozma’s Birthday Party and the Pufflings of Oz.

Ozma is the Empress of the Land of Oz, and every year, her birthday is celebrated throughout Oz as a holiday. She receives gifts from all over Oz, but the best one is always from Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, who creates a new fantastic enchantment each year. On Ozma's last birthday, Glinda was inspired by a visit to the royal kitchens, and used her magic to turn a huge platter of cream puffs into a flock of delightful, magical little Pufflings. They soon lived throughout the Emerald City, but Pufflings are adventurous creatures, and began to venture out into the rest of the land of Oz. Now, they are coming here, to make new friends and have adventures in the wider world.

So now that you know the story of how the Pufflings came to Oz, we’d like to share an overview of how they work.

Pufflings are different from the bunnies in that they are mainly server-side breedable pets.  What does this mean to you?  Fewer updates, more content, and being able to add content directly onto the server rather than having to do an update.  Earth Day Pufflings, Frank Baum’s Birthday Pufflings, and International Migratory Bird Day Pufflings?  All possible, and even without an update.  Updates will still be needed for features and additions, but this should cut down on those as much as possible.

First, let’s talk about the physical aspects of the Pufflings.  Pufflings are ten prims each. Upon release, they will have several feather colors, eye colors, different crests and tails to breed for.  Each Puffling will have a shown and a hidden trait for each physical genetic.

Owners will use a dialog-based system to interact with their Pufflings, similar to the bunnies. You will have the ability to add co-owners to your Puffling. To interact with a Puffling, click on him or her, and a menu will appear. There are a myriad of options for movement, interactions, and settings within this dialog menu.

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When properly cared for, your Pufflings will live forever.  You have the option of either feeding your Puffling or using a Perpetuation Potion once the Puffling is eligible.  Perpetuation Potion?  What’s that?  A Perpetuation Potion will magically allow your Puffling to live without the need for food.  It will work just like a non-perpetuated Puffling only it will not breed or eat.  Once a Puffling has been placed into perpetuation it will drop any remaining generations.  You will still be able to use your dialog menu for settings such as naming your Puffling.

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Pufflings have five stats:  Bliss, Noms, Charm, Zip, and Personality. 

Bliss is how happy a Puffling currently is.  This stat will rise and fall depending on the other stats of the Puffling.

Noms is the percentage of food.  Pufflings work on a scale from 0% not hungry to 100% hungry.  Once a Puffling reaches 100% Noms, he or she will disenchant.  Pufflings who are disenchanted are turned back into the cream puffs from which they were created.  To re-enchant a Puffling, simply feed the Puffling or use an Enchantment Powder on it.  Using an Enchantment Powder on the Puffling will immediately turn the cream puff back into a Puffling.  There will be three versions of food: Pet, Standard, and Zenith.  Pet food is for those of you who wish to have a pet Puffling.  Standard food is needed for breeding Pufflings, and Zenith food will give bonus stats to your Puffling so that it raises stats more quickly.  Once a Puffling has been fed Pet food, he or she will go into a breed cooldown of fourteen days.  Simply feeding the Puffling Standard or higher food will allow your Puffling to breed once the cooldown is over.

Charm is the love meter for Pufflings.  Once a Puffling meets the requirements to start growing love--75%+ Bliss and 25%+ Zip--the Charm will slowly build.  Once it reaches 100%, your Puffling is ready to breed.  If you prefer, you may buy Love Grubs, which will instantly boost a Puffling’s Charm by 10%.

Zip is how much energy your Puffling has.  A Puffling will gain and lose Zip during the day depending on his or her activities and normal life cycle.  Once a Puffling reaches 0% Zip, the Puffling will go to sleep.  The Puffling will sleep for eight hours to recover all 100% Zip.  Once the Puffling reaches 100% Zip, the Puffling will awaken and greet the day with a friendly chirp.  You may wake up a sleeping Puffling by using the dialog menu.

Personality is a stat that shows how much time you have spent with a Puffling.  To boost personality you can hold your Puffling; in the future, you will have more options, and will be able to play games with your Puffling, and give him or her special reward items.  You may gain 1.0% a day while holding your Puffling--it takes two hours to build the full 1.0%.  By raising your Puffling’s Personality percentage you will unlock new features and fun things for your Pufflings.  This is not a required stat for your Pufflings, but you will get more out of the game if you spend the time to increase it.

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Let’s talk a little about Puffling breeding.

Puffling breeding is very simple.  Pufflings have ten generations.  This means you can breed your Puffling ten times total.  Once your Puffling is seven days or older, there are two ways for your Pufflings to breed.  First, you can bond your Puffling to another one, so that they are bound and only breed with each other. Bonds must be renewed between breedings. Otherwise, you can allow the Pufflings to chose their own mates just by having them in the same vicinity of other Pufflings ready to breed. 

When a Mommy Puffling and a Daddy Puffling love each other very much, the Daddy Puffling, once his stats indicate that he is ready to mate, will do a mating dance for the Mother.  The parents’ stats must be 100% Charm, more than 75% Bliss and more than 25% Zip.  If these conditions are met, you can click the Daddy Puffling and choose the option “Preen” under the interaction button to instantly breed the two parents, or you can let nature take its course and let them breed when ready.  This option does have a time-out of five minutes, so use it wisely!

Once two parents have had a baby Puffling, an Egg will appear to the side of the Mother.  The Puffling Egg will display stats of the Puffling inside.  The Egg *will* show if the baby inside is a special Puffling.  The Egg is a single prim with options for the owner to use by clicking and changing dialog options.

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Special Pufflings are called Paragons.  There are two versions of Paragons: a Holiday Paragon and a Natural Paragon.  A Holiday Paragon is any Paragon that Ozimals releases for a limited time, usually for Holidays. Natural Paragons are Pufflings created via a rare chance when you breed two Pufflings on their final generations.  There are no special traits to match for a Natural Paragon; it is only necessary that the parents are both on their final generation for the chance at a Natural Paragon.

Paragons have the unique ability to display any trait even if the Puffling doesn’t carry it.  That means that if you get a Paragon with a Fleur crest visible, that might not be one of the traits carried by that Puffling.  Clicking the Paragon once, as the owner, will display your Puffling’s traits in local chat.  Non-Owners will also receive a menu where they can see the traits listed.

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The Pufflings have a special method of introducing new traits into the population; this method is called Golden Egg Time.  Golden Egg Time (or GET for short) is a new feature for Ozimals that we think will be well received by the community.  During certain periods of time, a random percentage of all eggs created by any Pufflings are "Golden Eggs".

Golden Eggs can be produced by any breeding Puffling, regardless of age or generations remaining. The baby in the Egg will have a new shown trait or traits specific to that episode of GET.  This will be the only method to get the new trait/traits.  Ozimals will let the beginning of a Golden Egg Time be a surprise to the breeders, but we will announce when it ends.  The length of GET will vary from period to period.

The baby's other traits will be completely random, like those of a starter egg--the parents' genetics will have no say in the rest of the traits. These eggs and babies will be noted in Ozaria as GET babies so that the genetics shift is explained.

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Ozaria is the one-stop social website for all of your Ozimals friends. Whether you’re looking for a particular Puffling or Bunny, or just checking to make sure your Ozimals pets are updated to the latest version, you can do all of this and more!  Ozaria will offer you up-to-date stats, news and information. 

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You may choose to send your Puffling to live at the Royal Aviary once your Puffling is 30 days old.  The Aviarius will give you tokens based on the following criteria.  A Puffling can be worth 20 tokens in total.  The Puffling must be older than 30 days and never disenchanted to receive your full reward.  If your Puffling has ever been disenchanted, the reward is cut in half to ten tokens, with an additional one token removed per disenchantment.  This means that a Puffling that has disenchanted one time would receive nine tokens in total.  A Puffling that has disenchanted ten times will receive zero tokens.  You may also turn in a Puffling Egg for one token via the dialog menu from the egg.

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Now that you know how the Puffling works, I bet you’re wondering when these cute little birds can be yours? Read here for special pre-release ordering information!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's a Bird. No, it's a Plane.

No, it's a bunny in costume! Come see our finalists in the Trick or Treat! Bunny Costume Contest. We have six bunnies on display in some of the most adorable and creative costumes we have ever seen!

Voting for the best dressed bunny is going on now through Sunday, November 6. Show your support for these brave bunnies and their inspired owners. Visit the bunnies and then cast your vote for your favorite costume on the Ozimals forums! It's up to the Ozimals community who will be the Queen, or King, of the Ozimals Halloween Parade!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ozimals Pumpkin Harvest Hunts!


Starting on Friday, October 28 and running through Halloween on Monday, October 31, we will be hosting four Treasure Hunts on Ozimals Orientation. You will be searching for pumpkins that are hidden around the sim. Think Easter Egg Hunt only in October with Pumpkins! For each Hunt we will hide a total of 100 Pumpkins. Some will be easy to find, some will undoubtedly leave you wanting to tear your hair out, but every single pumpkin will have a prize in it!

The process is simple.

1. Wait for a Pumpkin Hunt to be announced. We are giving you a schedule so you can plan ahead and hopefully make one or more of the Hunts. Don't worry if you can't TP onto Ozimals Orientation before the Hunt, because we will be closing the sim down an hour before the scheduled time to hide the Pumpkins.

2. The start of each Hunt will be announced in the Ozimals Orations and Updates group or just TP to Ozimals Orientation when a Hunt is scheduled.

3. Search for pumpkins. We will give you a picture when you arrive for the Hunt of what you are searching for so there is no confusion.

4. When you find a Hunt Pumpkin, buy it for 0L and PICK IT UP! We are limiting the number of pumpkins per hunt per avatar to 5 pumpkins so everyone gets a chance to find something. If you have reached your 5 pumpkins limit, please stop buying. Deep ominous voice from behind the curtain, "Remember, we are watching you!"

5. Open up your Pumpkins at the end of the Hunt and see what you have won! Make sure to follow the instructions in the Pumpkins to redeem your Prize Tickets.

Please note that you will not be able to redeem more then 5 Copper, 5 Silver, and 5 Gold Prize Tickets total for Bunnybury Coins. If you find more then five of any level Bunnybury Prize Ticket, they will not continue to add coins to your Bunnybury account after the first five have been redeemed. It is also important to remember that the Bunnybury prize tickets will expire, so be sure to redeem them before 11:59pm SLT on Wednesday, November 2.

Remember, EVERY Pumpkin has a prize. EVERY single one! It was the bunnies' idea, so be sure to thank them and give them an extra treat in their Halloween bags :)

Hunt Schedule
Friday, October 28 - 3pm SLT
Saturday, October 29 - 5pm SLT
Sunday, October 30 - 9am SLT
Monday, October 31 - 11am SLT

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest!

The candy bowl is filled. The popcorn balls are wrapped. The jack-o-lanterns are lit. It's time for the Ozimals Hallows' Eve celebration to begin! For the second year in a row, the bunnies are getting dressed up in their favorite costumes and smiling big cheesy grins for the camera. Share your favorite Halloween bunny moments with us and enter the Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest for a chance to gain fame and fortune! Running from Wednesday, October 19 - Wednesday, November 2, catch those scary and not so scary moments that make this one of the bunnies' favorite holidays and post them to the Ozimals Flickr Group for your chance to win!

Finalists will be selected by the Ozimals staff from all the eligible photos uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group. The Winner of the Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest will be decided by the Ozimals Community based on a vote taken on the Ozimals Forums.

PRIZES:
1st Place - Complete Collection of ALL Halloween 2012 Elite Bunnies (including the Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny) AND 1000L in cash, an Ozimals Epic Archetype (Level 3) food package and 3 Growth and 3 Shrink Potions

2nd Place - Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny AND your one Nostalgia Pack including a Halloween 2010 Elite of your choice, an Ozimals Epic Premium (Level 2) food package and 2 Growth and 2 Shrink Potions

3rd Place - Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny , Ozimals Epic Standard (Level 2) food package and 1 Growth and 1 Shrink Potion

There are of course some rules so please be sure to follow them. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Tinsley by IM or notecard.

Basic rules (The Short Version):

You can submit 1 (one) entry per avatar.

The theme is Halloween. Your picture must fit the theme and can be taken anywhere as long as it is Halloween inspired.

Photos must be uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group to entered in the contest.

In the description of your photograph, list your SL Avatar Name as well as the following (feel free to copy and paste): Entry for Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest

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Detailed Rules (The Long Version):

The Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest is brought to you by Ozimals.

1. Each picture you enter in the Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest must include an Ozimals bunny. Photos should not include other breedable animals. The theme is Halloween. Your picture should fit the theme. The picture can be taken anywhere as long as it is Halloween inspired.

2. You must be a member of the Ozimals Flickr Group in order to upload a photo. Please do not contact Ozimals staff to upload pictures for you. If you have trouble uploading contact Elizabeth Tinsley and she will assist you in figuring out how to join the group but you must upload the picture yourself or have a friend do it.

3. Entrants are limited to one photo per avatar.

4. Photos should be high-res and cannot be smaller than 1024x1024 pixels. Aspect ratio must be square.

5. Post-processing is allowed, but no excessive brush use or artificial borders please. This is about creatively capturing your bunnies in their natural virtual environment, not your Photoshop abilities.

6. Please no signatures on the portraits.

7. Please show general common sense and good taste. Images should be PG in nature. Explicit adult images will be disqualified.

8. Pictures must be uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group and contain the following information:
In the description field include: Full SL Avatar Name as well as the following (feel free to copy and paste): Entry for Ozimals Boo-licious Flickr Contest

9. Photographs need to contain the correct information in the description field or else your entry will will not qualify for the contest.

10. Eligible entries will include only those uploaded between 12:01am SLT October 19, 2011 - 11:59pm SLT November 2, 2011. Photos uploaded before or after the official contest dates will not be entered in the contest.

11. By entering this competition you agree to your pictures being used in future by the owners of Ozimals for any promotional purposes and to the picture/s being on display in world after the competition.

**** Winners will be notified after Sunday, November 12, 2011.

Please notecard Elizabeth Tinsley with any questions.

Ozimals Trick or Treat! Bunny Costume Contest!


Calling all ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties! Come be part of our Halloween parade! It's time for Trick or Treat Ozimals style. Dress your bunnies up in the most creative costumes you can concoct and enter our Trick or Treat Bunny Costume Contest! Whether you choose to scare us silly or make us bust out laughing, we can't wait to see how your bunnies get dressed up for the Ozimals Hallows' Eve celebration!

For anyone brave enough to risk entering our Trick or Treat Bunny Costume Contest, be assured we have some absolutely amazing prizes. Take a chance, you could win the prize of your dreams!

PRIZES:

1st Place - Complete Collection of ALL Halloween 2012 Elite Bunnies (including the Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny) AND 1000L in cash, an Ozimals Epic Archetype (Level 3) food package and 3 Growth and 3 Shrink Potions

2nd Place - Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny AND your one Nostalgia Pack including a Halloween 2010 Elite of your choice, an Ozimals Epic Premium (Level 2) food package and 2 Growth and 2 Shrink Potions

3rd Place - Ozimals Elite Nevermore Bunny , Ozimals Epic Standard (Level 2) food package and 1 Growth and 1 Shrink Potion

To enter fill out the Ozimals Trick or Treat Bunny Costume Contest Application (cut and paste the following information to a notecard inworld):

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Thank you for your interest in being part of the Ozimals Trick or Treat Bunny Costume Contest. Please take a few minutes to fill out this application and tell us a little bit about your bunny. Before you get started please change the name of this notecard by adding your name to it. When you have finished filling out the information, save the notecard and send it to Magic Scribe.

ONE ENTRY PER AVATAR

Avatar Name:

Bunny Name:

Age:
Sex:
Breed:

In a sentence or two tell us the inspiration behind your bunny's costume.

Finally, please include a full perm photo of your bunny in costume with a minimum resolution of 512x512.

Thanks very much!
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Once you fill out the application, you will want to save it to a notecard titled Ozimals Trick or Treat Bunny Costume Contest [your name] and send it to Magic Scribe. We will be accepting applications from now until 11:59pm Sunday, October 30. Remember you are allowed 29 prims for decorating your bunny in costume. Be creative and have fun!

Once the bunnies are set up, we will set up a poll on the Ozimals forums for voting. Bunnies will be on display from Halloween through 11:59pm SLT on Wednesday, November 2. Ozimals will supply the bunnies with Level 3 food while they are on display.

RULES:

1. One Bunny entry per person. If we have more then 40 applicants, then the top 40 bunnies will be decided by the Ozimals staff for display.

2. People will be allowed to rez a total of 40 prims including the bunny. Therefore the costume cannot exceed 29 prims.

2. Application must be filled out in full with all the requested information including Avatar Name and a picture of the Bunny in his/her Halloween Costume.

3. People applying for the contest will be invited to place their bunnies on location by Sunday, October 30. If you abuse the privilege of rezzing your bunny at Ozimals Orientation by rezzing more then 40 prims, you will be disqualified from the contest and possibly banned from rest of the Ozimals Hallows' Eve celebrations.

4. Voting will be done by the Ozimals community on the Ozimals forums. In order to vote you must be a registered user on the forums.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sneak Peek of Ozimals Hallows' Eve Events!

More information coming soon! Watch the blog and Ozimals group notices to keep posted on the latest Hallows' Eve Event news!

Ozimals Pumpkin Harvest Hunt Schedule:
Friday, October 28 - 3pm SLT
Saturday, October 29 - 5pm SLT
Sunday, October 30 - 9am SLT
Monday, October 31 - 11am SLT

Ozimals Halloween Bingo Schedule:
Thursday, October 27 - 7pm SLT
Friday, October 28 - 5pm SLT
Saturday, October 29 - 10am SLT
Sunday, October 30 - 3pm SLT
Monday, October 31 - 7am SLT


Pumpkin Wagon to Hallows' Eve Events!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trick or Treat! Ozimals Hallows' Eve Goodies are Out!

First of all let me introduce you to one of the new Hallows' Eve Elite, "Nevermore 2011". Only available through November 2, the Nevermore Elite is exclusively available at the Ozimals shops and on the Marketplace. The bunny will have the chance of carrying a limited edition eye, available only from this pack. Also in the pack: a special limited edition Level 2 Standard food, two 3% Energy Treats, and a Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011).

However, The Nevermore Elite is not the only Hallows' Eve Elite available this year! Any nest created by your bunnies AND kindled between 11:59 pm SLT on  Wednesday, October 19th and 11:59 pm SLT on Wednesday, November 2nd can potentially produce a Hallows' Eve Elite, regardless of breeding. The nest must be both created and kindled during that period. The Nevermore Elite is not the same as the Hallows' Eve Elites available through breeding so make sure you collect all of them today!
 
Also just to help celebrate Hallows Eve is special holiday inspired limited edition food! Available from the Ozimals shops and Marketplace through November 2, limited edition Hallows' Eve food packs contain special holiday versions of Level 1: Pet, Level 2: Standard, Level 2: Premium, or Level 3: Archtype foods, as well as Energy Treat candies and a Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011).
 
Wearable food is a NEW fun way of interacting with your bunnies and is available now for the first time in a holiday inspired Hallows' Eve taffy just for you and your bunny to share! Wearable food is designed to feed version 1.9 (and beyond!) bunnies while they are being held/worn. Worn bunnies cannot eat from normal food while they are being worn, limiting the amount of time one could wear them, but this new food offers a way to feed them while you take them on adventures! Wearable food, when worn, will feed bunnies who are being worn, but WILL NOT feed bunnies rezzed inworld. This is a GREAT way to go Trick or Treating with your bunny! Find it now in both the Ozimals shops and the Marketplace in all four food levels.

Finally rounding out the Hallows' Eve offering from Ozimals are the Nostalgia Packs! Back by popular demand, the 2010 Halloween elites are available for a limited time in Nostalgia Packs! Mummeh Bunneh, Vampire Bunneh, Candy Corn, Jack-O-Bunneh, and Frankenbunneh are in individual packs, containing one Hallows' Eve nest dye with ten charges, one Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011), and a nest which will produce that specific 2010 elite with unlocked ears/shade. This means that these bunnies can have any ear style or shade (except Vitreous). These packs are available in the Ozimals shops and on the Marketplace through November 2.

 Important Links to all the FUN stuff!

Ozimals Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store (PG)
Ozimals Marketplace Store


Friday, October 14, 2011

Ozimals 1.9 Update Notes!

Greetings, Bunny fans!

/-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-   Patch Notes 1.9 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-\     

For more information check the October 3rd Community Meeting on the Ozimals forums

Additions:
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>>New Genetics! 
>>Hallows' Eve Elites!
>>Limited Edition Hallows' Eve food!
>>Wearable Food!
>>Nostalgia Packs!
>>New Bunnybury reward bunny!
>>Collection Quest reward vendors!

**New Genetics!
We've added new genetics to the Ozimals gene pool, and they are available through version 1.9 starter packs at the store (Marketplace will be up shortly). As always, new version starter bunnies have the *chance* of carrying the new genes. Please note that the lower-cost nests in the Bunnybury vendors ("Random Bunny Nest" and "Bunny Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives") will be switched to 1.9 ONE WEEK AFTER the update.

**Hallows' Eve Elites!
Any nest created by your bunnies AND kindled between 11:59 pm SLT on  Wednesday, October 19th and 11:59 pm SLT on Wednesday, November 2nd can potentially produce a Hallows' Eve Elite, regardless of breeding. The nest must be both created and kindled during that period.

Don't forget! If you would like to bypass your chance at a Hallows' Eve Elite, you are given an option to choose "No Elite" in the kindling menu, and you may simply confirm that you don't want that nest to have a chance at a holiday Elite.

There is also a Hallows' Eve Elite, "Nevermore 2011" (different from the ones available through breeding) exclusively available at the Ozimals shops (Marketplace will be up shortly) and only through November 2. The bunny will have the chance of carrying a limited edition eye, available only from this pack. Also in the pack: a special limited edition Level 2 Standard food, two 3% Energy Treats, and a Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011).

**Limited Edition Hallows' Eve food!
Available from the shops (and Marketplace, which will be up shortly) through November 2, limited edition Hallows' Eve food packs contain special holiday versions of Level 1: Pet, Level 2: Standard, Level 2: Premium, or Level 3: Archtype foods, as well as Energy Treat candies and a Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011).

**Wearable Food!
Wearable food is designed to feed version 1.9 (and beyond!) bunnies while they are being held/worn. Worn bunnies cannot eat from normal food while they are being worn, limiting the amount of time one could wear them, but this new food offers a way to feed them while you take them on adventures! Wearable food, when worn, will feed bunnies who are being worn, but WILL NOT feed bunnies rezzed inworld.

The food may be worn on any avatar attachment point. Once you are wearing it, you may click it for a menu, which allows you to set who is allowed to eat from it, whether it notifies you in chat when a bunny takes a bite, and whether or not the food displays hovertext.

Bunnies must be set to the appropriate nutrition level for the food you are wearing BEFORE you wear them--clicking a worn bunny still gives you an animation menu, like it always has, but does not allow you to set the bunny's nutrition level. Beyond ensuring that nutrition level is correct, there is no setting on the bunny that needs to be changed to enable it to switch between wearable food and regular food; simply wear the bunny and the food!

Bunnies who are being worn ignore their home and range settings, and will eat from any worn wearable food within 100 meters that gives them permission. This means that if your wearable food is set to "Anyone", any worn bunny, owned by anyone, within 100m may eat from it. Bunnies still CANNOT breed while being worn, and will still "remember" their previous range setting when you stop wearing them and re-rez them inworld.

Please remember that if you log out while holding the bunny, even if you are wearing food, the time you are offline is just like time spent in inventory for the bunny: it cannot eat. So make sure, before you log off, that your bunny is safely back inworld in his or her home, with the correct food available.

**Nostalgia Packs!
By popular demand, the 2010 Halloween elites are available for a limited time in Nostalgia Packs! Mummeh Bunneh, Vampire Bunneh, Candy Corn, Jack-O-Bunneh, and Frankenbunneh are in individual packs, containing one Hallows' Eve nest dye with ten charges, one Hallows' Eve Happiness totem (with a 10m range, boosting bunnies' happiness through November 2, 2011), and a nest which will produce that specific 2010 elite with unlocked ears/shade. This means that these bunnies can have any ear style or shade (except Vitreous). These packs are available in the shops (and on Marketplace shortly) through November 2.

**New Bunnybury reward bunny!

The previous Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest (Brun d'Argent / Gaia) has been removed from the Bunnybury vendors and replaced with a NEW bunny with exclusive traits! Like the previous bunny, the new Bunnybury bunny can pass these traits to its offspring, but they will not be available from any other source.

**Collection Quest rewards and vendors!
To use a vendor, click it once.  Clicking a vendor once will log you in and give you a credit total. 

There are two rewards available for the opening of the Collection Quest - one is a nest accelerator and the other is a skip credit for collection quests. 

To use your Nest Accelerator,  begin kindling the nest you would like to Accelerate. Rez the Nest Accelerator on the nest, and it will give you a menu. Click yes, and marvel as it speeds the nest's time ahead by 15 minutes (for each Accelerator used)!  

For the Skip Credit, you will not receive an item in world.  The purchase will show up on your SocialBun account.

Each reward costs one credit and there is no limit to how many you can buy at one time.  For example, if you have 7 credits you can get 7 prizes in one vendor session.  The vendors are located in the same area as the Bunnybury vendors.  They look similar to the Bunnybury vendors, but say "Quest Rewards" on the top.

Bunnybury
Ozimals Orientation 2
Ozimals Orientation 3
Ozimals Orientation 4
 

****************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.  Due to a safeguard put in to make the update process smoother and faster, when your bunnies have been updated they MAY appear "chubby".  Don't panic! Simply  re-rez them and they will pop back to normal with no problem. 

3.  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.

If you need a location to update your bunnies, Ozimals Orientation islands have a sandbox type update area where you can rez your bunnies in a quiet area and chat with other bunny peeps while you do it! (Updating bunnies only here, please don't build!)  SLURLs below:

Ozimals Orientation
Ozimals Orientation 2
Ozimals Orientation 3
Ozimals Orientation 4

*****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 and water!  Once you update your bunnies, they will eat any version of food just fine.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS  FOR A SMOOTH UPDATE PROCESS!

Preparing to Update:

1. Get the updater. Available on Marketplace (shortly) and these locations:

*Ozimals Hallows' Eve Cemetery

*Ozimals Satellite Store (PG Location)

*Magic of Oz

*Lawst Paradise

* Ozimals Orientation

* Oubliette

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 30 second delay before the updater begins, (or longer for homesteads)  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 AND WATER so they will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food/water from those systems and rerezz them.



Monday, August 15, 2011

Ozimals Carnival Curiosities Headliners!

First of all congratulations to all 31 people who displayed their Mutant bunnies under the Big Top at the Ozimals Summer Carnival! We loved seeing all the strange and unusual markings that make up some of our Mutant community! Thank you so much for sharing your special Mutants with us at the Ozimals Sideshow!

Now to announce our Carnival Curiosities Headliners!

1st Place goes to Milhouse owned by Jena Nightfire. Jenna will be receiving a full collection of all the Summer Carnival Elites to join her and Milhouse back home. To help feed all those new hungry little mouths, she will also be receiving an Ozimals Epic Archetype (Level 3) food package. To round out the prize package and make for some fun among the ranks, Jena and Milhouse will finally be receiving 3 Growth and 3 Shrink Potions. WTG Milhouse and Jena!

2nd Place goes to Serenity and her owner, Rebekah Garsdale. Rebekah and Serenity will be welcoming an Ozimals Bumblebee Carnival Elite Bunny into their home in addition to receiving an Ozimals Epic Premium (Level 2) food package and 2 Growth and 2 Shrink Potions.

3rd Place was taken by Droopy Pants and proud owner, Pannie Paperdoll. Pannie and Droopy Pants will be receiving an Ozimals Epic Standard (Level 2) food package and 1 Growth and 1 Shrink Potion.

Great job to the winners and their owners!

Finally thank you to everyone who came out, looked at and voted for their favorite Mutant bunnies! It was so much fun seeing so many Mutants all gathered together, and I know a lot of people felt it was a highlight of the Carnival! Go Mutants!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today at the Ozimals Summer Carnival!


Today marks the last day of the Ozimals Summer Carnival, but we are not going to be sad. We are going to send the Carnival off in style with all kinds of fun activities to end the festivities!

Starting at Noon SLT we have the Hoppy Summer Picnic Dance! Come join us on the seashore for our Victorian inspired summer picnic! Come decked out in your best Victorian bustle and tails to enjoy the summer breezes, drink lemonade, and listen to some of your favorite rock tunes from DJ Sierra Sugar. We will be having the last of our costume contests (creative Victorian is the costume of the day!), passing out Copper Prize Tickets just for you coming and sharing our company, and ending the party with a rousing game of Ozimals B-I-N-G-O (starting @ 2pm SLT)!

Also don't forget we still have two contests going on! Come check out the Mutant bunnies on display in the Big Top as part of the Carnival Curiosities Mutant Contest. Select your favorite Mutant and vote for him or her on the Ozimals forums by 11:59pm SLT Sunday, August 14.

Also check out the Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest taking place on the Ozimals Flickr Group. You could win a complete collection of the Summer Carnival Elite Bunnies and an Epic Archetype Food Pack just for taking a picture at the Carnival! But snap fast the photo contest deadline is Sunday, August 14 at 11:59pm SLT!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bunny Beach Party the Sequel: On the BEACH!

Join us Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8pm SLT at Bunny Beach Party the Sequel as we head back to the beach to dance with the bunnies to some great rock hits from DJ Sierra Sugar!

Last week our Bunny Beach Party got rainned out, forcing us to retreat to the Big Top where much frolicking and merriment ensued. However we crave the sandy shore and the sound of the surf as fireworks bloom across the starlite sky, so we are going back to beach this week with another fabulous sea inspired dance party extravaganza!

We promise great music and sparkling conversation so be sure to join us! Also make sure you spend some time planning what to wear because there is sure to be a contest for best beach attire! Remember creativity is always a win!

Take a Banana Boat to the Beach!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Carnival Curiosities Mutant Contest!

What is a Carnival without a trip to visit the sideshow? Welcome to the Ozimals Carnival Curiosities Mutant Sideshow where strange and exotic bunnies are the norm! The lights are dim and we are waiting to see what wonders are about to appear before us. Can you feel that sense of excitement building in your belly as the anticipation of what you are about to see slowly creeps up on you?

The Mutants that you see in the Carnival Curiosities Sideshow are completely up to you. Will you step forward and put your favorite Mutant on display for the whole world to see? We sure hope you do because the Sideshow is our *favorite* part of the Carnival!

For anyone brave enough to risk entering our Best in Show Contest, we have some absolutely amazing prizes. Take a chance, you could win the prize of your dreams!

PRIZES:
1st Place - Complete Collection of ALL Carnival Elite Bunnies (including the Ozimals Bumblebee Bunny) AND an Ozimals Epic Archetype (Level 3) food package and 3 Growth and 3 Shrink Potions

2nd Place - Ozimals Bumblebee Carnival Elite Bunny AND an Ozimals Epic Premium (Level 2) food package and 2 Growth and 2 Shrink Potions

3rd Place - Ozimals Epic Standard (Level 2) food package and 1 Growth and 1 Shrink Potion

RULES:

1. One Mutant entry per person, with the possibility of two after Monday, August 8.

2. Application must be filled out in full with all the requested information including Avatar Name and a picture of the Mutant.

3. People applying for the contest will be invited to place their bunnies in the Big Top on Monday, August 8. If you abuse the privilege of rezzing in the Big Top by rezzing more then just your bunny you will be disqualified from the contest and possibly banned from the Summer Carnival.

4. Voting will be done by the Ozimals community on the Ozimals forums. In order to vote you must be a registered user on the forums and your avatar will need to be at least 1 month old.

Grab an application in world just outside the main Ozimals store! Send applications to Magic Scribe by 11:59pm SLT Sunday, August 7 for your chance to be part of the Summer Carnival Mutant Sideshow!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bunnybury Vendor News!

Hello!

There was a problem with the Bunnybury vendor putting users into cooldown when they redeemed their carnival tickets. This issue has been corrected: everyone is now out of cooldown and able to use the vendors. Once you do purchase an item, you will still enter a seven-day cooldown. We're sorry for any frustration this may have caused, and we hope that you're enjoying the carnival!

An extra-special limited edition Carnival item is coming to Bunnybury! It will be placed in the Bunnybury vendor closer to the end of the carnival, and will remain available for two weeks. Please watch group notices for an announcement of its debut!

While we're on the topic, all nests in the Bunnybury vendor are, as of now, 1.8a nests. This includes the random nest, the random nest with increased chance of recessives, and the Bunnybury elite nest. (The Bunnybury Elite now has 1.8a genetics, but is still the Brun d'Argent bunny, for the time being.)

Here are the locations of the Bunnybury vendors:

Bunnybury
Orientation 2
Orientation 3
Orientation 4

<3 <3 <3,
The Ozimals Team

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest


Everybunny loves a Carnival! And the Ozimals bunnies are no exception. They are all atwitter with the news that the Ozimals Summer Carnival is coming to town Sunday, July 31 - Sunday, August 14. While the Summer Carnival is running, not only can you come to the Midway and ride the rides and play the games, but you can bring your bunnies too! Show us how your bunnies play at the Carnival (either by bringing them to ours or building your own!) and you could win our Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest!

Finalists will be selected by the Ozimals staff from all the eligible photos uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group. The Winner of the Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest will be decided by the Ozimals Community based on a vote taken on the Ozimals Forums.

PRIZES:
1st Place - Complete Collection of ALL Carnival Elite Bunnies (including the Ozimals Bumblebee Bunny) AND an Ozimals Epic Archetype (Level 3) food package and 3 Growth and 3 Shrink Potions

2nd Place - Ozimals Bumblebee Carnival Elite Bunny AND an Ozimals Epic Premium (Level 2) food package and 2 Growth and 2 Shrink Potions

3rd Place - Ozimals Epic Standard (Level 2) food package and 1 Growth and 1 Shrink Potion

There are of course some rules so please be sure to follow them. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Tinsley by IM or notecard.

Basic rules (The Short Version):

You can submit 1 (one) entry per avatar.

The theme is Bunnies Under the Big Top. Your picture must fit the theme and can be taken anywhere as long as it is Carnival or Circus inspired.

Photos must be uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group to entered in the contest.

In the description of your photograph, list your SL Avatar Name as well as the following (feel free to copy and paste): Entry for Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest

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Detailed Rules (The Long Version):

The Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest is brought to you by Ozimals.

1. Each picture you enter in the Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest must include an Ozimals bunny. Photos should not include other breedable animals. The theme is Bunnies Under the Big Top. Your picture should fit the theme. The picture can be taken anywhere as long as it is Carnival or Circus inspired.

2. You must be a member of the Ozimals Flickr Group in order to upload a photo. Please do not contact Ozimals staff to upload pictures for you. If you have trouble uploading contact Elizabeth Tinsley and she will assist you in figuring out how to join the group but you must upload the picture yourself or have a friend do it.

3. Entrants are limited to one photo per avatar.

4. Photos should be high-res and cannot be smaller than 1024x1024 pixels. Aspect ratio must be square.

5. Post-processing is allowed, but no excessive brush use or artificial borders please. This is about creatively capturing your bunnies in their natural virtual environment, not your Photoshop abilities.

6. Please no signatures on the portraits.

7. Please show general common sense and good taste. Images should be PG in nature. Explicit adult images will be disqualified.

8. Pictures must be uploaded to the Ozimals Flickr Group and contain the following information:
In the description field include: Full SL Avatar Name as well as the following (feel free to copy and paste): Entry for Ozimals Bunnies Under the Big Top Photo Contest

9. Photographs need to contain the correct information in the description field or else your entry will will not qualify for the contest.

10. Entries uploaded after 11:59 SLT time on the 14th of August, 2011 will not be entered in the contest.

11. By entering this competition you agree to your pictures being used in future by the owners of Ozimals for any promotional purposes and to the picture/s being on display in world after the competition.

**** Winners will be notified after Sunday, August 28, 2011.

Please notecard Elizabeth Tinsley with any questions.

Catch a Strawberry Wagon to the Summer Carnival Midway

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ozimals Summer Carnival Starts TODAY!

Ozimals Summer Carnival Schedule
~ Sunday July 31 ~


Noon SLT ~ Ozimals Summer Carnival Opens!

Come ride the rides and play the games and win Ozimals Prize Tickets that you can redeem for Bunnybury Gold! Be sure to check out all the great carnival inspired items from some of your favorite MoO and Ozimals merchants too! Grab a souvenir!

3-5 pm SLT ~ Bunny Big Top Dance

DJ Sierra Sugar kicks off the Ozimals Summer Carnival dance series with some awesome tunes! Come beat the heat and party with the bunnies! You can win Ozimals Prize Tickets just for being here. Plus we have a Circus themed Costume Contest running that could land you some fantastic Ozimals prizes!

5pm SLT ~ Ozimals Bingo

After our dance ends, stick around and play a round of Ozimals Bingo! Grab your bingo ticket and hat and just let the numbers fly. You can't win if you don't play and there is much Bunnybury Gold waiting in the Ozimals Prize Tickets awarded for a Bingo WIN!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Carnival's Coming to Town!


The bunnies are all atwitter with excitement. They have heard a rumor. The Ozimals Summer Carnival is coming to town and they can't wait to share it with all their friends in the Ozimals community.

There will be special Ozimals Carnival Elite Bunnies, a Sideshow Mutant Best in Show Contest, a Bunnies Under the Big Top Flickr Contest, rides, games, where you can earn Bunnybury gold for your Bunnybury account, and a special Souvenir Stand full of Carnival inspired goodies from some of your favorite MoO and Ozimals Merchants! And of course there will be parties galore because we all know how the bunnies like to dance!

Dances

Date: Sunday, July 31
Time: 3-5pm SLT
Location: Ozimals Orientations
Theme: Bunny Big Top Dance
Costume Contest with Prizes for Best Dressed Carnival Inspired Outfit

Date: Thursday, Aug 4
Time: 5-7pm SLT
Location: Ozimals Orientation
Theme: Beach Bunny Party
Costume Contest with Prizes for Best Dressed Seashore Inspired Outfit

Date: Sunday, Aug 14
Time: Noon-2pm SLT
Location: Ozimals Orientation
Theme: Hoppy Summer Picnic
Costume Contest with Prizes for Best Dressed Victorian Picnic Inspired Outfit

The Summer Carnival will be rolling into town on Sunday, July 31 so mark your calendars because you definitely don't want to miss this! The bunnies urge you to keep an ear to the ground and an eye open for more updates on all the Summer Carnival fun!

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