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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ozimals Q&A @ SL Breedables Fair tomorrow

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope you are enjoying the SL Breedables Fair at the Home & Garden Expo. In our earlier post about it, we talked about the Question & Answer session we will be involved in at the Fair.

The Q&A event is Thursday, May 24th--that's tomorrow!--at 7:00 pm SLT, at the Ozimals section of the Fair, and we'd love to see you there! Whether you are new to Ozimals or have been with us since the beginning, this is a great opportunity to come hang out with other Oz friends and fans, get those burning questions answered, and see everything at the Fair!

Remember, the Wonderland 2012 elite bunny pack and the Callooh 2012 Paragon Puffling pack will only be available at the SL Breedables Fair. Please see our earlier post for more information about these limited-edition pets, 100% of the sales of which are donated to Relay For Life.

Today, Wednesday, May 23rd, is the final day to purchase Ancient Everlasting Timepieces for Ozimals bunnies, to turn them into pets who no longer breed, eat, or hibernate. These are special lower-priced Timepieces that only work on bunnies who are at least 550 days old; the regular Everlasting Timepieces will still be available after today, but the Ancient ones will not. For more information about what Everlasting Timepieces do, please see the blog post about them.

See you tomorrow!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ozimals @ SL Breedables Fair!

Ozimals is proud to continue its support of Relay For Life by participating in the SL Breedables Fair at the Home & Garden Expo. This event opens at 6:00 am SLT on Saturday, May 19, and runs through May 28. You can read much more about it at the SL Breedables Central blog. Once the fair is open, you can teleport to the Ozimals area directly via this link.

The SL Breedables Fair will feature Q&A sessions with creators of several breedables, and we're excited to invite you to attend ours, which will be Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 pm SLT. We'll post with more specific information and a landmark when it's a little closer, but mark your calendars!

Ozimals has created a bunny especially for this event: the Wonderland 2012 elite! Each pack costs L$995, 100% of which goes to RFL, and contains:

One Wonderland 2012 elite bunny nest, which will produce a random-gender bunny with this elite "costume". It can have any currently available ears, and any currently available shade except Dusky, Aphotic, or Twilight. The Wonderland 2012 elite is exclusive to this event, and will not be available on Marketplace or in our inworld shops.

One 30-day Level 2 Standard Wearable Food. Like all of our wearable foods, this food will feed a worn bunny who is set to L2 nutrition. This one, though, is in the shape of an awareness ribbon--it attaches to "chest" by default--so that you can show your support for RFL and feed your bunny at the same time! Once the food is used up, it will become a collectible and may still be worn.

One Wonderland 2012 ten-charge nest dye, which you may use to pattern any ten bunny nests after the design of the Wonderland 2012 nests.

There is a special Puffling, too! The Callooh 2012 Paragon pack costs L$995, all of which is donated to RFL, and contains:

One Callooh 2012 Paragon Puffling egg, which will produce a random-gender Puffling with this Paragon "costume". The Callooh 2012's eye, Callay, is a breedable trait, available only from this Paragon, and can be passed to its offspring. Each Callooh 2012 Paragon is guaranteed to have this eye. The Callooh 2012 Paragon is exclusive to this event, and will not be available on Marketplace or in our inworld shops.

One 30-day Level 2 Standard Wearable Food. Like all of our wearable foods, this food will feed a worn Puffling who is set to L2 nutrition. This one, though, is in the shape of an awareness ribbon--it attaches to "chest" by default--so that you can show your support for RFL and feed your Puffling at the same time! Once the food is used up, it will become a collectible and may still be worn.

Some other things to note:

Ancient Everlasting Timepieces, the Timepieces for bunnies who are 550 days old or older, will only be on sale for a few more days. Their last day is Wednesday, May 23--after that, the standard Everlasting Timepieces will remain, but the special Ancient Everlasting Timepieces will not be sold any longer.

Chapter V and Chapter VI of Hazel and the Bunny Games in Oz have been posted to the Ozimals forums. In them, Hazel and Jellia explore Quadling Country and visit Bunnybury, learning more about the origins of the Oz Bunny Games. If you would like to start at the beginning, please see Chapter I.

Thank you, everyone who has posted pictures of your bunnies and Pufflings to the Ozimals flickr group! Please keep them coming!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Region Idling on BlueSteel servers

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 16, beginning at 8:30 am SLT, sims running BlueSteel RC will roll to a new version of their server code. If you have bunnies or Pufflings on one of these sims, please read this post very carefully.

If you are not sure of your sim's server version, use the menus in your viewer to check it: Help > About Second Life (or "About Firestorm", or etc). This will pull up a page of information including lines that look like this:

You are at [Coordinates] in [Your sim name] located at
Second Life Server

If instead of "Second Life Server", the second line reads: "Second Life RC BlueSteel [Version number]", your sim is a BlueSteel sim.

Tomorrow's update will include a new feature, Region Idling, currently being put into place ONLY on BlueSteel regions. We just learned that this will be happening tomorrow, and unfortunately the information Linden Lab has provided about Region Idling does not give us enough data to be sure that our products will not be affected. We are looking into it further, of course, but wanted to give you a heads-up, so that you are aware of what is happening.

Essentially, Region Idling is intended to lessen a sim's impact on the Second Life servers if no avatars are present. The information LL has provided is not very specific at all about just *how* idling will affect scripts, and how quickly. If you notice anything strange about the behavior of your Ozimals pets, and you are on a BlueSteel server, please mention this when you contact us, and please contact us ASAP, with as much information as possible.

Here is the information LL has given Residents about Region Idling: Region Idling FAQ and Region Idling Discussion thread.

Please remember that up-to-date information about server software updates and grid problems can be accessed through the Second Life Grid Status page.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bunny Genetic Trait Percentage Chart

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Many of you who like using the Pufflings' trait percentage chart on the Ozimals wiki have wondered why we do not have the same information available for the bunnies. As of today, there is a Bunny Trait Percentage chart available for owners to use!

This chart shows what percentage of the bunnies currently active inworld show a given trait. Just like on the Pufflings chart, these percentages will change as new bunnies are kindled, so this is NOT any sort of overall "rarity" chart. It is simply a snapshot of the balance of traits at the moment it was updated.

Currently, the chart is listing the traits that have been posted by proud owners in the Ozimals flickr group. As of right now, these are NOT all of the available traits, but as we do not want to spoil the surprises for anyone, no genetic trait will be listed in the chart until it has been shown off by someone who has found it.

The Bunny Trait Percentage chart will be updated around once a week, with the date of the last update listed on the wiki. Please visit the wiki to access the Bunny Trait Percentage chart!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 Oz Bunny Games Team Logos / new genetics appearing!

Hello, Ozimals friends!
 If you attended our last Ozimals Community Meeting, or have read the meeting notes, you'll remember that we talked about our plans to make the logos for the four teams participating in the 2012 Oz Bunny Games available for you to use. To support the teams, you may use these logos within Second Life to create shirts or banners or face paint or bumper stickers or badges or almost anything else you can think of. In creating items, please adhere to the LL guidelines for "General" Maturity, which state:

"[It] is not allowed to advertise or make available content or activity that is sexually explicit, violent, or depicts nudity... General regions are areas where you should feel free to say and do things that you would be comfortable saying and doing in front of your grandmother or a grade school class."

Starting in June, you will be able to sell, trade, or give away your items on the sim where the Games will be held, though you may choose to make them available elsewhere earlier.

You may download the team logos here. This is a .zip archive holding all four logos in several formats:  .ai, .eps, .psd, and .tga.

The first new genetics from the 1.11 update have begun to appear! There are an increasing number of photos of the new furs and eyes, celebrating the Bunny Games, in the Ozimals flickr group; if you haven't seen them yet, be sure to take a look!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bunny L3 Archetype Food is proud to sponsor the 2012 Oz Bunny Games

Hello, Ozimals friends!

This blog post is brought to you through the generous sponsorship of Level 3 Archetype Bunny Food. Archetype food boosts Energy and Love with every bite, and helps bunnies be the best they can at everything! If fed from babyhood, it also doubles the chances that eligible bunnies will produce natural Elites, and allows bunnies to becomes Sages, then Matriarchs and Patriarchs, rather than Elders, once they are finished breeding. Archetype food is also a primary sponsor of the 2012 Oz Bunny Games, and to celebrate the Games, the duration of Archetype food has been extended.

Previously, one Archetype food fed one bunny for ten days. As of today, it has been increased to match our other foods, lasting thirty days for one bunny. The price has not increased, though, so this is a 200% increase in food for the same price. Archetype food is available from the Ozimals main store, the Ozimals Satellite Store, Shamrock Market, and the Ozimals Bunny shop on the Marketplace.

Two more chapters of Hazel & the Bunny Games in Oz, a story explaining and describing the Oz Bunny Games, have been posted on the Ozimals forums: Chapter III and Chapter IV. If you would like to start from the beginning, please see Chapter I.

Starting today, you can pick a team to support in the 2012 Oz Bunny Games! The Games will be held at midsummer, and each supporter of the team that wins will receive a special elite bunny. There is more information about this in the notes from the last Ozimals Community Meeting; if you were not there or have not read them, you can do so on the Ozimals forums. You may pick a team, or change your allegiance to a different team, until the Games begin in July.

The four teams are:
 Gillikin Gladiators
Munchkin Marauders
Winkie Warriors
Quadling Questers

To pick a team, log in to Ozaria. If you are not registered for Ozaria, it's free to use and easy to sign up; you can learn about it on the Ozimals wiki.

Once you are logged in, you will need to Edit your profile, which you can do from the menu in the top right corner, underneath your name.

On the "Edit Profile" screen, you will see a new dropdown menu called "Choose Team".

Use this to make your choice, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the "Update" button. If you do not do this step, your choice will not be saved.

Now, when someone looks at your profile, they'll see the logo of your team beneath your picture!

Again, you can make a choice, or change your choice, at any time until one week before the Games begin, in July.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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