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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.



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