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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pufflings Update 1.2!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Pufflings Update 1.2! Please read this entire post carefully before you begin updating!

Update 1.2 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 1.2 Pufflings.

*Grow and Shrink potions
*New genetic traits
*Omni Food

*** 1. Grow and Shrink: There are new potions available for the Pufflings! These enable you to change the size of your Puffling to anything from 1 to 10--a standard adult Puffling is size 3. Grow and Shrink potions will only work on adult Pufflings who have been updated to version 1.2. Each potion works for one "step" in size--so if you wanted to go down to size 1, you would need two Shrink Potions.

*** 2. New Genetic Traits: We have added heaps of new genetic traits to the Pufflings gene pool! Any Pufflings starter egg, if rezzed for the first time after the update is released, has the chance of these new traits. We are excited for everyone to see them! The current batch of starter Pufflings will come with old-style Pufflings-only food in the box, but that brings us to our next topic...

*** 3. Omni Food: At long last, this update heralds the release of Omni Food--food that can be eaten by both bunnies and Pufflings. This food comes in the same types and sizes as bunny food--making it a lower price than old-style Puffling food--with the same boosts to love and energy for both bunnies and Pufflings. Your Pufflings will still eat old-style Puffling food, of course, if you have some lying around--and bunnies will still eat old-style bunny food--but it will no longer be sold.

A note about Marketplace: We are still patiently working with Linden Lab to fix the difficulties that Marketplace is having with Birdsong Thistle's listings. We're very sorry, because we know it is frustrating, but because of this, the 1.2 Updater, as well as Grow/Shrink potions, are not currently available on the SL Marketplace, and we cannot estimate when they will be.

****************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 Pufflings disappear--it will rez 1.2 versions of the same Pufflings 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:


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 at these locations:

*Ozimals Pufflings Main Store:

*Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Market

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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