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Monday, April 23, 2012

Pufflings Update 1.1

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Pufflings Update 1.1! Please read all of this information carefully before you begin updating!

Update 1.1 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your Pufflings will continue to eat if not updated, though each food you have rezzed out will message you once a day to remind you to update. If you are not able to be inworld and updating until later, your Pufflings will not go hungry. Until your Pufflings are updated, however, you will not be able to use the new features, nor will your Pufflings be able to breed with 1.1 Pufflings.

*Gem Garden

*** 1. Rebake: There is a new button called Rebake in the menu. If lag sticks your 1.1 Puffling in a distorted position, or if there are sizing problems as he or she grows, "Rebake" can correct this. This will save you having to file a ticket and send your Puffling in to us.

*** 2. Marvels: A Marvel is a Puffling who has a body part colored differently than his or her genetics dictate. This variation can show on ANY body part, and is random: the new color is not necessarily something that Puffling could otherwise pass on, but could instead be anything. Marvels are produced from eggs created by two 1.1 parents who have reached 100% Personality. The egg hovertext will not say that the Puffling inside is a Marvel; you must hatch it to see. Any pair of 1.1 Pufflings who both have 100% Personality have the chance of producing a Marvel from any egg they create together.

*** 3. Pose: Personality also works towards one of our other new features, the Pose menu. This button will not appear until the 1.1 Puffling has reached 50% Personality. If the Puffling falls below 50% Personality, though, the button will vanish until he returns to 50% or higher. Once the button is in your Puffling’s menu, you can use it to access a menu of still poses for your Puffling. These are not avatar poses, like the ones you can use when you hold them, but poses for the Pufflings themselves.

*** 4. Games: The biggest addition in Pufflings 1.1, though, is the Games menu. You’ll see the button in the menu. There are three games available to you--Early Bird, I Spy..., and Gem Garden-- and each 1.1 Puffling may play all three once every day, gaining Personality from each one. The Puffling day begins at midnight SLT. If you have set a co-owner on your Puffling, the co-owner may play games with the Puffling, so long as whoever begins the game, the owner or the co-owner, is the one who finishes the game. As you or your Puffling’s co-owner play each game, it will disappear from that Puffling’s menu until the next day. For more information about how to play the games, please see the Pufflings wiki.

*** 5. Gem Garden: To play the game "Gem Garden", you will need access to a Gem Garden. This item can be purchased from the Ozimals Pufflings main store or from the Ozimals Pufflings shop on Marketplace. The Gem Garden is a pretty little garden with a comfortable log under a shady tree, with flowers imported from Oz growing within it. Gem Gardens are 21 prims, and can be set to allow use by Owner, Group, or Everyone. Each Puffling may of course only play the game once per day, but there is no limit to the number of Gem Gardens an avatar may own.
Originally, the cooldown on the Gem Garden was one hour, as mentioned at the meeting, but since the meeting we have carefully considered this, and have changed it to 15 minutes. What this means is that once your Puffling has completed a Gem Garden game, the Garden itself will be ready to use again in fifteen minutes.

****************IMPORTANT NOTES****************
Please check that you reset home near food and reprice if you had Pufflings set for sale.

The Pufflings updater does not rez anything except the newly updated Puffling. When the updater is running, don’t be alarmed when your 1.0 Pufflings disappear--it will rez 1.1s in their places.

The updater is very fast, and has been tested in many different environments. Still, if you have any problems with the update, please file a ticket with the names and if possible the IDs of any Pufflings affected. If you do not have a record of their ID keys, you can look them up on Ozaria to get that information. This is one of the reasons it is a good idea to name your Pufflings; it is MUCH easier to find a specific Puffling in your list who is named "Engelbert" than one who is named "Ozimals Puffling", like the rest!

Make sure your Pufflings are named before you update, and that you have access to their ID keys, and any problems you could possibly encounter are much easier to resolve. A Puffling's "key" is the ID number shown in local chat stats. You can also extricate it from the description line of the Puffling, visible when you edit the Puffling, or see it in that Puffling's listing on Ozaria. If you haven’t registered for Ozaria yet, it is free and very useful, and you can get a registration code from the Ozaria signs in the Ozimals shops.

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

Ozimals Orientation 2
Ozimals Orientation 3
Ozimals Orientation 4


The food does NOT get updated itself, it only communicates to you the need to update your Pufflings. PLEASE NOTE!! You do NOT need to buy new food!


Preparing to Update:

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

Ozimals Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store (PG Location)
Ozimals Pufflings Main Store
Magic of Oz
Lawst Paradise
Shamrock Market - All Things Ozimals (Official Ozimals Satellite Store)

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 Pufflings:

    A.  Turn Puffling movement off. Take a moment to record the Puffling's ID if you do not already have it recorded.

    B.  Pick up your Pufflings one at a time (do NOT pick up in a group!)
    C.  Rez up to 10 Pufflings in your update area. The updater affects Pufflings 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 Pufflings will update one by one.

    F.  When all updates are completed, remove the updated Pufflings from the update area, and put down the  next 10 un-updated Pufflings.

    G.  Continue this process until your entire flock is updated.
    H.  After the update is completed,  there is no need to re-rez your food. \o/

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