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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Limited Edition "Dream" bunny @ RFL Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The 2013 Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair opens Sunday morning, December 1st, at 9:00 am SLT! This event benefits Relay For Life of SL, and you can find the Ozimals area here!

We'll have more information in the coming days about the unique bunny we've created for the One of a Kind Auction -- you can pre-register for the auction via that link! -- but here's what you need to know about the bunny we're selling during the fair!


The Dream 2013 bunny has a limited-edition breedable fur, "Glitterfall Dream", that will ONLY be available from this bunny and its offspring. All of the Dream bunnies have the fur as a shown and breedable trait; this is not an "elite costume".

All Dream 2013 bunnies have unlocked ears and shades; this means that your Dream nests can produce bunnies with any currently available ear type or shade! (Please see our Traits List if you are curious as to which shades are retired and which are available.)

Dream 2013 bunnies can have any available "starter" eye, but have a chance at a hidden limited edition eye, which is breedable and can be passed to their offspring. This limited edition eye will only be available from these bunnies!

Also in the package: a limited-edition purple-and-white "Dream" Level 2 Standard Omni food, and one ten-charge Dream nest dye.


All proceeds from the sale of Dream 2013 go to Relay For Life of SL! The Fair runs through Sunday, December 15th.

Our space at the Fair also has a special little gift for shoppers, though you may have to convince Santa that you've been good, first!

Much <3
Ozimals Team




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ozimals US Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Pie!

Due to the holiday weekend in the US, we will have limited staff from Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1, so that our staff may visit friends and family, get stranded in snowstorms, and eat a whole lot of pie. If you have difficulties with your bunnies or Pufflings during this time, you can often get help from the Ozimals community by asking questions in the inworld groups--but if your problem puzzles everyone, please file a ticket, and we'll get back to you as soon as we recover from eating all of that pie.

Remember! Still to come: RFL limited edition! Bunny gacha! Holiday Pufflings! Kindled holiday elite bunnies! AND the RFL One Of A Kind auction!

Much <3 (and pie!)
Ozimals Team

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ozimals Bunny Update 2.7!

Winter arrives at Ozimals!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 2.7! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating!

Update 2.7 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your 2.6 bunnies will continue to eat for two weeks if not updated, though each food you have rezzed out will message you once a day to remind you to update. If your bunnies are not updated to 2.7, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies OR produce holiday elite-capable nests--more about that in a moment. For any bunnies with earlier versions, this update is mandatory; those bunnies will stop eating once the update is released.


Additions:

* Winter Holiday elite kindling period!

* Bunny Gacha!

* Relay For Life!

* Inspire 2013: Cherish ticket reminder!

* Design A Bunny Contest!

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* Winter Holiday elite kindling period!

Starting on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 11:00 PM SLT, and ending on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 11:00 PM SLT, any nest produced by version 2.7 bunnies can potentially produce a holiday elite! The nest must be created AND kindled during this window of time, and will not tell you in hovertext if you have an elite; you must kindle it to find out!

As always, these nests will have a "No Elite" button, if you would rather shut off the option on a particular nest. If you have a nest that is eligible to produce a holiday elite AND a natural elite, the natural elite trumps the holiday elite, whether you use the button or not, so you don't have to worry about getting a holiday elite instead of that natural elite you've been wanting. Due to the vast amount of other new bunneh stuff added in this update, there is one type of kindled holiday elite this year.

* Bunny Gacha!

Starting on Monday, December 2, there will be a different set of holiday bunnies, available only from these gacha machines, at gachas near the Ozimals main store. There will be fourteen bunnies in the gacha--a "common" and a "rare" version, each, of seven different bunnies. These gacha machines will be L$75 per play. Each of the gacha bunnies will have a new limited-edition breedable fur, and the rare versions will offer those same furs with their matching limited-edition eyes. These bunnies are introducing our new genetics for this update--these traits will NOT be available from starter packs. Again--starter packs like the Warren Pack and the Pair Pack will not have new genetics added for this update; all new genetics will come from the gacha and from the RFL and Cherish bunnies. We'll post to the blog with MUCH more information about these gacha bunnies when the gachas are released.

* Relay For Life!

Don't forget! The RFL Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair opens December 1st! Please see the Ozimals Winter Forecast post for more information, and we'll post much more on opening day! In short, we'll have an RFL exclusive bunny, with new breedable fur and a chance at a limited-edition eye to benefit RFL! In addition, we are participating this year in the RFL One Of A Kind Breedable Auction, on December 8th, with an extraordinary bunny. This bunny will be the only one of its kind, and will have an exclusive breedable trait, obtainable ONLY from this ONE BUNNY and its offspring.

* Inspire 2013: Cherish ticket reminder!

Hold on to your bunny tickets from the Inspire 2013 package! We'll be accepting them once December begins. If you have more than one, please send them all in one folder per avatar so that you can get your bunnies as quickly as our little paws can manage!

* Design A Bunny Contest!

We'll be announcing the winners of the Design A Bunny Contest once all of the holiday bunnies have made their appearance. In the meantime, you can see a photo of the finalists on Flickr.

Happy Holidays!

****************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.  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 ( http://support.ozimals.com ) 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.

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

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS  FOR A SMOOTH UPDATE PROCESS!

1. Get the updater, available free from these locations:

The Ozimals main store

The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market

The Ozimals shop on Marketplace

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 short delay before the updater begins; 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 so it will detect that the bunnies have been updated. If you use any dispenser or server system, you need to remove the food from those systems and rerezz them.

Happy Kindling and Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Inspire 2013 Elite Bunny @ Toys For Tots Expo!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Inspire 2013 elite bunny!

The Toys For Tots Breedables Expo opens on Wednesday, November 20th, at noon SLT! Ozimals is happy to support Toys For Tots--you can read more about their work at the Toys For Tots website. This event will run through the evening of Sunday, November 24th, with vendors and live music and many other attractions, so don't miss it!

Ozimals has created a special bunny for this event, the Inspire 2013 elite, which can only be purchased at the Ozimals area at the Expo. Once the Expo is over, this bunny will be off sale forever.



We are doing things a little differently with this bunny, so read carefully!

The Inspire 2013 elite bunny is a version 2.6 bunny, with a special elite "costume", like any other elite. Previously, we'd said this bunny would carry some new genetics, but because of the need to thoroughly test our upcoming update to the bunnies, and our excitement about this Toys For Tots event and eagerness to participate, we decided the best way to release an elite for the charity AND give buyers some new traits with their purchase was as follows:

When you buy one of these bunnies, you will receive:
*One random-gender v2.6 Inspire 2013 nest with unlocked ears and shades
*One limited-edition Standard L2 Omni Food
*One decorative cupcake - it doesn't feed your pets, but lets you "keep" the limited-edition food as a souvenir
*One 10x Inspire nest dye
*One Ozimals Inspire Bunny Ticket

Cherish bunny: the exclusive reward for your Inspire Bunny Ticket!

We'll be doing a bunny update soon. After the update, in December, you can turn in your Bunny Ticket to receive a SECOND limited-edition bunny, Cherish. This bunny will have a limited-edition breedable fur, as well as a chance at a limited-edition breedable eye, and will ONLY be available in exchange for the Inspire Bunny Ticket. Both the eye and the fur are exclusive to this bunny, and cannot be obtained through other 2.7 starter bunnies.

In other words, your purchase gets you TWO bunnies: one elite, and one with exclusive new breedable trait(s). Complete instructions for redeeming your Bunny Ticket are included in the box.

See you at the Expo! And remember, there's much more wintery goodness on the way; check out the Ozimals Winter Forecast for a refresher!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ozimals @ 2013 Toys For Tots Breedable Fair & Expo

Hello, Ozimals friends!

In addition to everything mentioned in the Winter Forecast blog post, Ozimals will also be participating in the 2013 Toys For Tots Breedable Fair & Expo this year!

This event benefits Toys For Tots, which has distributed over 469 million holiday toys to over 216 million less fortunate children over the past decades. The Second Life incarnation of Toys For Tots has supported the RL charity and independent artists in SL by producing a holiday cd each year for five years now, and this year they are hosting a Breedable Fair!

The 2013 Toys For Tots Breedable Fair & Expo will run from November 20th through November 24th, and we'll be selling a special bunny ONLY at this event! This bunny will have a limited-edition breedable fur, as well as a chance at a limited-edition trait, and will not be available after the Expo. Proceeds will benefit Toys For Tots!

We'll be announcing more information about this bunny when the Expo begins, so watch the blog and group notices!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ozimals Winter Forecast!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope you got more treats than tricks last week and enjoyed Hallows' Eve! We're well into planning for the winter holidays, so here's a little overview of what lies ahead for Ozimals!


First--a bunny update! We're planning to update the bunnies this month--don't worry, we'll get it done before Thanksgiving--to make space for all of the holiday goodness that is on its way. Be sure to watch this blog and the groups for more information as we get closer to the update!

Next, all of you are aware of Ozimals's longtime support of Relay For Life of Second Life. This year is no different, so we are terrifically excited about the Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair! This event, benefiting RFL, opens on Sunday, December 1, and runs for two weeks, through Sunday, December 15.

We are planning a special bunny to be sold at our booth at the fair, with the proceeds going to RFL. This bunny will have a chance to pass a limited edition breedable trait!

Every year, the Breedables Fair hosts an auction of one-of-a-kind breedable pets. This year, we are participating with something we've never offered before. There will be a one-of-a-kind elite bunny in this auction, one who looks utterly unlike any other bunny... but ALSO, this bunny will have a special breedable trait that no other bunny will offer. This trait can be passed to this bunny's offspring - so if you win the auction, you will be the only bunny breeder who can produce this trait, unless or until you share or sell some of your bunny's babies. We can't wait for this auction, and hope we can help RFL break some records this year!

Our winter plans for Ozimals also include holiday Paragon Pufflings, an elite kindling period for holiday elite bunnies, and a holiday bunny gacha. The gacha bunnies this time will have special breedable furs, exclusive to the gacha, and rares will carry limited-edition traits!

Thank you very much to everyone who entered the Design A Bunny Contest! All of the bunnies mentioned above are based on contest entries, and we'll be announcing the winning designers' names and giving them their prizes in December!

If you haven't been to the main store recently, stop by and check it out--we have a new store build! To celebrate, katat0nik has made a new exclusive dress: BunnyCakes! There are mesh demos at the Ozimals store, and the dress is available in four colors as well as a discounted fatpack!


See you soon!

Much <3
Ozimals Team





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