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Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays! Limited Support Schedule

Hello, Ozimals friends!


We hope you are enjoying the Pufflings' birthday festivities, as well as the presents brought by the 3.3 bunny update: the gacha bunnies and their limited-edition eyes, the holiday foods and treats, and now, the holiday elite bunnies that began appearing over the weekend!

Ozimals will have limited support over the holidays, so that we may celebrate with our friends and families. Between Monday, December 22, and Thursday, January 1, CSRs will not be inworld for their regular shifts, and while the support staff will check in from time to time, ticket responses may take longer than normal. Very often, the community, in the form of the inworld chat groups, can offer useful advice--don't neglect that resource!

We hope all of you enjoy your holidays, too! We'll be back in January to celebrate Oziversary... five years of Ozimals!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Pufflings!

Hello, Ozimals friends!



In December of 2011, the Good Witches of Oz threw a birthday party for Ozma, the ruler of the Emerald City and Empress of the Land of Oz. This was not unusual; Ozma's birthday is a holiday, observed every year with parties and fireworks and cake and gift-giving in all of the regions of Oz. The party at the palace in the Emerald City is the grandest and most festive of all of the celebrations, and every year the royal bakers and florists and musicians and firework-makers try to outdo their previous spectacular creations.

No-one tries harder than the Good Witches, who engineer magical gifts and entertainments throughout the evening. In 2011, inspiration struck when they saw an enormous platter of cream puffs being prepared for the party. The two witches worked through the entire afternoon enchanting them, and at a whispered word, there was a flurry of multicoloured feathers, and instead of a tower of cream puffs, there was a tower of tiny magical birds: Pufflings!

The bright little creatures had been meant as party favors for Ozma's guests, but they soon began to multiply; their sugary diet and friendly chirps made them popular companions throughout Oz. People kept them in their houses, their gardens, their parks--and eventually, inevitably, a few Pufflings appeared in our world, too.

Quickly, Puffling-keepers here learned of one of the birds' most mysterious characteristics. Every now and then--with a reason or schedule apparently known only to the Pufflings themselves--there are magical Golden Eggs born to a few lucky Pufflings! These Golden Eggs produce baby Pufflings with a special genetic trait *NOT* inherited from either parent, one which can be passed on to the baby's descendants!

Pufflings do not need specific genetics or special food to produce Golden Eggs; any breeding during the span of Golden Egg Time can produce one of these eggs! No one except the Pufflings knows when Golden Egg Time will begin, though they do make it clear to us when it has ended so that we can pass that information along to Puffling owners.

To celebrate the Pufflings' third year among us, a unique version of Golden Egg Time began a few days ago--Golden Egg Time's Greatest Hits! Fourteen GET genetic traits have returned for one more chance! Remember, there are holiday foods, Bliss totems, and limited edition holiday treats available right now, to speed your Pufflings along and fill them with holiday cheer. Good luck and happy breeding!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, December 8, 2014

Warren Walk is in Full Swing!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The 2014 Winter Warren Walk began on Friday and is the biggest one yet! To start your tour, click the blue Warren Walk sign at the Shamrock Marketplace Information Hub, and it will give you your first landmark. There's also a box to click for a notecard about how the Walk works!

Participants went all-out this year--there are wonderful spaces for photo ops, lots of treats, some amazing gifts, ice skating, Santa, and of course some great bunnies and Pufflings to peek at! Warren Walk closes this weekend, so don't miss your chance for some holiday fun.

Since there's so much going on right now, a recap is worthwhile. Besides Warren Walk, here's a quick overview of the current news from Oz:

1/ Gacha machines selling male and female limited edition Zodiac bunny elites, all with chances at one of twelve limited edition eyes, are at the Ozimals bunny main store and the Ozimals Satellite Store. These will disappear once the holidays are over.

2/ Limited Edition Holiday Omni Foods, which feed both bunnies and Pufflings and are shaped like tasty winter snowflake cookies, are available at the bunny store, the Pufflings store, and the satellite store. Each box contains a totem which will boost the Happiness of surrounding bunnies and the Bliss of surrounding Pufflings, but will stop working once the holidays are over.

3/ Treats! Limited edition packs of treats - special cookies that boost specific stats - ALSO include the Happiness/Bliss totem. The satellite store has both versions, but otherwise you can find Puffling treats, to boost Charm and Zip, at the Pufflings store, and bunny treats, to boost Love and Energy, at the Ozimals bunny main store. Treats are transferable, too--and will only be sold until the holidays are over!

4/ Holiday elite bunny kindling will begin on Friday evening, December 19th, at midnight SLT, and will only last until New Year's Eve, so get ready! Those treats and totems will come in handy!

There's more to come, in the weeks ahead, for all of our Ozimals pets, so enjoy the holiday season with us, and share your winter fun in the Ozimals Flickr pool!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bunny Update 3.3!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.3! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 





Update 3.3 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will continue eating for two weeks without being 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 3.3, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies OR produce holiday elite-capable nests. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have two weeks plus three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate, all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 3.3 updater.


The Bunnybury Random Nest, Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives, and the Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated on update day, since their potential genetics have not changed from 3.2.

Additions:
* Winter Elite Bunny Gacha / Limited Edition Eyes!
* Winter Holiday Food and Treats!
* The Twelve Days of Kindling!
* Winter 2014 Happiness Totem!

* 15-Minute Nest Kindling Time!




Winter Elite Bunny Gacha / Limited Edition Eyes!

We are celebrating the Winter holidays with a pair of elite bunny gacha machines! This time we have split the gacha into male and female elite bunnies, and all of the bunnies have a chance at carrying limited edition eyes! For all of the information about the gachas and these elite bunnies, please see our previous blog post.


Winter Holiday Food and Treats!


The Oz bakers have been busy, and there are mountains of holiday food with which to treat your bunnies and Pufflings. Additionally, there are special packages of stats-boosting treats! Both the treats and the food come with a Happiness/Bliss-boosting totem. Please see our previous blog post for all of the information about the food, the treats, and the totem!


The Twelve Days of Kindling!

Holiday elite bunnies are special rewards for active bunny breeders--if you've not been with us for previous holiday kindles, here is how they work! 

The holiday kindling window begins Friday evening, December 19th, at midnight SLT, and closes at midnight SLT on Wednesday night, New Year's Eve, December 31st. The nest's hovertext will not tell you whether or not the nest is an elite; it must be kindled to find out. 


When you kindle a nest created during the date range window, you will see a "No Elite" button in its menu--pressing this button makes the nest ignore its chance to produce a holiday elite, so use it carefully, if at all! Remember, if a nest has a chance to be a natural elite AND a chance to be a holiday elite, natural elite wins-and the "No Elite" button only turns off the holiday elite chance, not the natural elite chance, if one is present.

The genetics of potential holiday elite parents do not affect eligibility; both parents must be updated to the current version, the nest must have been created and kindled during the date window, and both parents must have zero hibernations.

To check the number of hibernations on any bunny: if the bunny is not yours, click the bunny and choose "Ozaria" from its menu. If the bunny is yours, click "Support" and then "Ozaria". This will bring up a web page showing the bunny's number of hibernations, 
so it's easy to check if a bunny you own or are considering buying is eligible to produce holiday elites! Of course, if your bunnies DO have hibernations, you have plenty of time before the kindling period starts to get some elites from the gacha all ready to go!



Winter 2014 Happiness Totem!

The Winter Happiness Totem works on both bunnies and Pufflings, boosting Happiness for bunnies and Bliss for Pufflings by 3% (for the nearest 16 pets within 10m). It will continue working until New Year's Eve, at which point it will disappear. The Winter Happiness Totem is included in the boxes of holiday food, and in the boxes of holiday treats for bunnies and Pufflings! Get more information about the food and treats from our previous post!



15-Minute Nest Kindling Time!

In 3.2, we introduced a shorter bunny nest kindling time: 15 minutes. This shortened wait is permanent, and not going away with the 3.3 update! Hooray!


****************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!

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. It is important to only rez ONE updater!
D.  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.

Much <3
Ozimals Team





Winter 2014 Bunny Gacha!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Santa has come early to Oz, and has brought this year's Winter limited edition elite bunny gacha machines! Read on for all of the info!


Gachas, if you're curious, are like gumball machines: you pay a low price and receive a random prize, available only for a limited time through these machines!

The 2014 Winter Holiday elites represent the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Each sign has its own limited edition eye, and each elite bunny of that sign has a chance of carrying that sign's special eye. 

These elite bunnies will only be available through these gacha machines, which will disappear once the holidays are over. The limited-edition eyes will not be available elsewhere, except from the lucky descendants of these elites!

Each nest in the gachas has unlocked ears and shades, which means that these bunnies can have any currently available ear type or shade.

We've made an important change from our prior gacha machines--this time, there are two machines: one filled with male bunny nests, and one filled with female bunny nests! The "boy" machines have a blue top with a floating blue male gender symbol, and the "girl" machines have pink tops with floating pink female gender symbols, so they are easy to tell apart.

The Winter 2014 Zodiac Bunny Elite gacha machines are inworld at the Ozimals bunny store and the Ozimals satellite shop at Shamrock Market!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Winter 2014 Holiday Foods and Treats!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

To help your bunnies and Pufflings celebrate the winter holidays this year, we are offering limited edition foods and treats! Here's all of the information you'll need to know about them.

Mm, cookies!

The boxes of treats are specific to bunnies and Pufflings - the Puffling box is available at the Ozimals Pufflings store, and the bunny box at the Ozimals bunny store, while both are also at the Ozimals satellite shop at Shamrock Marketplace. Bunny treats will not work on Pufflings, and vice versa, so check the name of the treat to be sure! Each box contains eight single-use cookies: two each of +1% Love/Charm, +1% Energy/Zip, +2% Energy/Zip, and +3% Energy/Zip, packaged in a giant decorative cookie! These treats are transferable, both as a package and individually, and make perfect stocking stuffers for your Ozimals friends!

The food corresponds to, and works the same as, Level 1 Pet, Level 2 Standard, and Level 3 Archetype Omni Food. Each food type is available as a single food, a single wearable food, and an Epic food. When these foods are eaten all up, they will not poof--instead, becoming collectable decorations--so you will need to pay attention to their remaining servings while they feed your pets!

Each box of Winter Holiday food or treats includes a Happiness/Bliss Totem. This totem boosts the Happiness of bunnies and the Bliss of Pufflings! It will continue working through New Year's Eve, to make breeding quicker and easier during the holidays. Each totem will affect the sixteen closest pets within a 10m radius. Once the totem stops working, it will disappear.

All of the foods and treats are limited editions, and will be removed from the shops once the holidays are over.

Happy Holidays from Ozimals!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Warren Walk!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We are always super-excited when members of the Oz community organize events for everyone to enjoy, and one of our very favorites is the Warren Walk! The 2014 Winter Warren Walk is sponsored by the Shamrock Marketplace breedables market.

Want everyone to see how you pamper your awesome Pufflings? Feel like parading your favorite breeding bunnies--or your collection of mutants, or your spectacular elites? Warren Walk is for you!

This will be the fourth Warren Walk (you can see pictures from the previous three by searching the Ozimals Flickr pool!) and we hope it will be the best ever! For those of you who missed the first three, here's how Warren Walk works:

1/ Register in advance to show off your pets. Registration closes at the end of the day, this coming Tuesday, December 2nd. Until then, you can get a registration form and instructions from this sign at Shamrock Market:

Visit Shamrock Marketplace and click this sign for information!

2/ Warren Walk begins on the evening of Friday, December 5th, so you have until then to make sure everything is ready for its closeup! Warren Walk will run from December 5th through December 13th, beginning after the Friday night auction at Shamrock. A kiosk at Shamrock, set up after the 5:00 pm SLT auction on the 5th, will give visitors a notecard directing them to a starting point for the Walk; from there, they can visit all of the registered locations.

3/ You don't have to show your warren in the Walk to enjoy looking at everyone else's, but it is a fun way to meet people in our community and show off your very favorite pets! Warren Walk works much like a "Garden Walk" in RL--as you visit each location, you will receive a landmark to the next spot on the list.

Much more information is available at Shamrock--if you still have questions, please contact Faolain Oconnell inworld--and we'll post again when the Warren Walk begins. Register soon! We want to see your bunnies and Pufflings in all their glory!

See you on Monday for Bunny Update 3.3!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Look Ahead To Winter!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Mark your calendars! Bunny Update 3.3 is coming on Monday, December 1st! This will be a non-mandatory update--which means you will have two weeks to update your bunnies before they stop eating--because we know this time of year can be busy for everyone!

Included in 3.3 are special kindled holiday elites, loads of sugary holiday treats and foods, a totem to help with holiday breeding, and the 2014 Winter Holiday Elite Bunny Gacha! The gacha machines will go out on update day--there will be more details then, but the gacha bunnies are elites this year, and will potentially carry a year's worth of limited edition eyes!

Between now and then, here are two things to note:

We'll be taking a holiday on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27-30, so that the Ozimals staff can consume sufficient pie for the winter ahead. We'll have limited support on those days--please file a ticket if you need help with your bunnies or Pufflings, and we'll reply as soon as possible!

Also, Linden Lab is conducting massive maintenance this week, with repeated restarts and craziness through Friday. If you spend time with your pets in the SLT morning, please be aware of this. There is much more information and advice about this maintenance on the SL Grid Status blog!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Friday, October 17, 2014

Hallows' Eve Bunny Bingo & Costume Contest!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope all of you are enjoying this year's Hallows' Eve goodies, including the Pufflings' new Ultraviolet color and the shortened bunny nest kindling time in addition to the elite bunnies and the mask gacha! We're so excited to see everything you have shared in the Ozimals Flickr group!

On Sunday afternoon, October 26th, at 2:00 pm SLT, we'll be hosting Hallows' Eve Bunny Bingo at the Emerald City on Magic of Oz. As always, it is free to play, with spooky Ozimals prizes! The number of rounds we play, and thus the number of chances to win, will depend on how many players are in attendance, so we hope you'll join us to celebrate Hallows' Eve!

In the spirit of the season, we'll also be giving prizes for Best Costumes among our Bingo players. We'll post reminders about Bingo as we get closer, but we're announcing it now so you have plenty of time to plan some creepy and/or hilarious disguises!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Pufflings Golden Egg Time Has Ended

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Golden Egg Time for the Pufflings, introducing the new color Ultraviolet, has ended. Congratulations to everyone who got Golden Eggs--and thanks to everyone who has shown off their Ultraviolet Pufflings in the Ozimals Flickr group!

Happy Hallows' Eve and Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bunny Update 3.2

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Tricks and treats are a part of Hallows' Eve, and unfortunately the bunnies themselves have played a trick on us. We are releasing a mandatory update today: Bunny Update 3.2.

Here's some important information about the problem in 3.1, so that rumors and misinformation do not have a chance to spread:

Some nests from 3.1 bunnies will display hovertext similar to this:

Fur: ? Unknown ? 
Eyes: Light Lavender
Ears: Half-a-Lop
Shade: Moonlight
Mother's Generation: 15

If kindled, these nests will produce white, "blank" bunnies--though they will have the correct eye texture. These bunnies' text will look similar to this:

Size: 1
Fur: 
Eyes: Dark Lavender
Ears: Half-a-Lop
Shade: Classic

The *good* news is that these bunnies' missing furs are new 3.1 furs. The bunny "knows" what fur he has, the parent who gave that bunny the fur "knows" what fur it is, and the 3.2 update will not change that information--it will simply make the bunny capable of DISPLAYING his or her new fur. Again, the bunnies' genetics will not change with the 3.2 update, but the fur will show on the updated bunny, and the name of the fur will show in both the updated bunny's text and the text of future nests.

As is always true, you cannot update bunny nests, and must update the bunny born from that nest.

All starter packs and the Nightmare Pair packs on store shelves and on Marketplace have been updated to contain 3.2 nests.

We know that unexpected updates can be a hassle, and we're sorry to have to do one this week. As a thank-you, we have included some treats--an exclusive copiable, transferable Mask Potion in the update box, AND decreased kindling time for 3.2 nests (to fifteen minutes).

Important: Update 3.2 is a mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will stop eating immediately if not updated, and each food you have rezzed out will message you once a day to remind you to update. If your bunnies are not updated to 3.2, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 3.2 updater.

If you have any questions about the 3.2 update, please ask in one of the inworld chat groups, or use the pagers at the shop to page a CSR--we'll be happy to clarify any confusion!

For more information about current bunny goodness, please check out the Bunny Update 3.1 post.

****************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!

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. It is important to only rez ONE updater!D.  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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Hallows' Eve Bunny Mask Gacha!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope you are enjoying the treats in Bunny Update 3.1! If you missed Monday's post, give it a look for all of the information you'll need! Please check out the Ozimals Flickr pool for some great pics of the new elites, as well as older bunnies gearing up to celebrate Hallows' Eve in their new masks.

But!

Do you wish you had MORE mask options? Read on...

Today we're introducing the 2014 Hallows' Eve Mask Gacha!

2014 Hallows' Eve Bunny Mask Gacha key!

Gachas, if you're curious, are like gumball machines: you pay a low price and receive a random prize, available only for a limited time through these machines!

Each machine has twelve "common" masks. Each one of these has five charges. Additionally, there is one RARE mask, a design different from any of the commons--and it has TEN charges.

It is important to note that the bunnies pictured are not included--the machine sells masks to go on YOUR bunnies! You can use Mask Potions on ANY version 3.1 bunny.

Each Mask Potion has a set number of charges, just like a Nest Dye. Rez the potion on or near the bunny you'd like to mask, and follow the menu prompts! Remember to pick up the bottle once the bunny has his or her mask on, so that you can use the rest of the charges.

Masks can be removed by using the "Unmask" button in the "Config" menu when you click your bunny. Masks will NOT persist through updates; if you want it to stay Halloween year-round, you'll have to re-apply masks each time you update your bunnies.

You can play the Gachas at both the Ozimals Main Store and the Ozimals Satellite Shop at Shamrock Market!

Much <3 and Tricks and Treats,
Ozimals Team

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bunny Update 3.1

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.1! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.1!

Update 3.1 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will continue eating for two weeks without being 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 3.1, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies OR produce holiday elite-capable nests. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have two weeks plus three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate, all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 3.1 updater.


The Bunnybury Random Nest, Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives, and the Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated a week after the update, on Monday, October 6th, to then also include the chance of 3.1's new traits. (The Bunnybury Exclusive nest's shown traits are not changing.)

Additions:
* Nightmare Pair Pack
* Holiday kindling for Hallows' Eve!
* New Genetic Traits in Starter Packs
* Retired Genetic Traits

* Bondbreaker Potion


Hallows' Eve Pair Pack


We have two spectacular Halloween elites available from the shop, with a chance at a limited-edition eye! Please see our previous post for everything you need to know about the Nightmare Pair Pack and about Mask Potions!


Holiday kindling for Hallows' Eve!

Holiday elite bunnies are special rewards for active bunny breeders--if you've not been with us for previous holiday kindles, here is how they work! 

The holiday kindling window begins tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 30th, at midnight SLT, and closes at midnight SLT on Sunday night, November 2nd. The nest's hovertext will not tell you whether or not the nest is an elite; it must be kindled to find out. 


When you kindle a nest created during the date range window, you will see a "No Elite" button in its menu--pressing this button makes the nest ignore its chance to produce a holiday elite, so use it carefully, if at all! Remember, if a nest has a chance to be a natural elite AND a chance to be a holiday elite, natural elite wins-and the "No Elite" button only turns off the holiday elite chance, not the natural elite chance, if one is present.

The genetics of potential holiday elite parents do not affect eligibility; both parents must be updated to the current version, the nest must have been created and kindled during the date window, and both parents must have zero hibernations.

To check the number of hibernations on any bunny: if the bunny is not yours, click the bunny and choose "Ozaria" from its menu. If the bunny is yours, click "Support" and then "Ozaria". This will bring up a web page showing the bunny's number of hibernations, so it's easy to check if a bunny you own or are considering buying is eligible to produce holiday elites!




New Genetic Traits in Starter Packs

As of this update, new starter packs purchased from Ozimals (Warren Packs, Pair Packs, and Pet Packs, from the Ozimals main store, the Satellite Store at Shamrock Market, or the SL Marketplace) have the chance of carrying a range of new genetic traits.




Retired Genetic Traits

We are retiring many older traits in this update. What "retired" means: existing bunnies with these traits will still have them, and can still pass them along to their children, but new starter bunnies from Ozimals will not have any chance of carrying the traits. As you can see from the Bunny Trait Percentages Chart on the Ozimals wiki, many long-retired traits are still going strong.

We've chosen to retire all of the remaining Bunny Games eyes and furs. This includes the following furs: 

West: Winkie Yellow, Wogglebug Brown, Quadling Red, Poppy Orange, Gillikin Purple, Silver Slipper, Emerald City, and Munchkin Blue.
East: Munchkin Blue, Quadling Red, Wicked Witch, Wogglebug Brown, and Silver Slipper.
North: Wogglebug Brown, Emerald City, Munchkin Blue, Winkie Yellow, Quadling Red, Gillikin Purple, Poppy Orange, and Wicked Witch.
South: Silver Slipper, Gillikin Purple, Emerald City, Wogglebug Brown, Quadling Red, Munchkin Blue, Poppy Orange, Winkie Yellow, and Wicked Witch.
Magic of Oz: Emerald City, Poppy Orange, Wogglebug Brown, Winkie Yellow, Munchkin Blue, Gillikin Purple, Silver Slipper, and Quadling Red.

This includes the following eyes:

Gladiator, Glinda, Locasta, Marauder, Quester, Warrior, Woggle, and Zilonia.



Bond Breaking Potion

Available from both shops and the Marketplace, the new Bond Breaking Potion does what it says on the tin. Each package contains two potions, and each potion will release one bunny--version 3.1 or higher--from his or her assigned bond. (You can use both potions from the package to unbond both bunnies of a pair--or you can save one potion, and only unbond ONE bunny from a pair. The other bunny's bond will naturally expire after five days.)


****************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!

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. It is important to only rez ONE updater!D.  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




Nightmare Pair Pack and Hallows' Eve Mask Potions!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Many residents of the land of Oz pick their Halloween costumes from the colorful past of Oz itself! Every year, two of the most popular characters from Oz history making Halloween appearances are Jack Pumpkinhead and Scraps, the Patchwork Girl.

The Ozimals Nightmare Pair Pack!

To celebrate Hallows' Eve along with the people of Oz, we're introducing two new elite bunnies: Pumpkin Jack 2014 and Patchwork Girl 2014, available exclusively from Ozimals in the Nightmare Pair Pack!

What to know:

Each pack is a male/female pair; all Pumpkin Jack elites are male, while all Patchwork Girl elites are female.

Both nests have unlocked ears and shades. What this means is that the bunnies born from them can have any currently available ear type and shade, instead of the limited group available in standard "starter" nests.

These bunnies also have the chance to produce a limited-edition eye! It will only be available from these two elites, so when the pack is removed from sale, the eye will be retired.

Pumpkin Jack and Patchwork Girl are version 3.1, and have the same chance at new 3.1 genetic traits as other starters. They will only be available from this pack, and it will only be sold through November 2, 2014.

The pack also includes one Level 2 Standard Food AND a set of Hallows' Eve Mask potions, which you can use on ANY version 3.1 bunny. Each Mask Potion has ten charges, so you can apply jack-o-lantern heads or creepy patchwork faces to any ten bunnies you please--just rez the potion on or near the bunny and follow the menu prompts! Masks can be removed by using the "Unmask" button in the "Config" menu when you click your bunny. It's important to note that masks will NOT persist through updates; if you want it to stay Halloween year-round, you'll have to re-apply masks each time you update your bunnies.

Nightmare Pair Packs are available from...

Ozimals Bunnies Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Market

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Muahaha! Bunny Update 3.1 Shambles Closer!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The days are getting shorter--which means the nights are getting longer, darker, and spookier, and that Hallows' Eve is on its way! At the end of September, we'll have a big update for the bunnies to get ready for the holiday, so here's some information to help YOU get ready, too.

Ominous swarms of bats have been flapping blackly down from the Witch's Castle, informing us that Bunny Update 3.1 is scheduled for Monday, September 29th. This will be a non-mandatory update, which means you'll have two weeks before un-updated bunnies stop eating--but you'll want to update quickly, because there are lots of treats coming your way.

While carving pumpkins into terrifying toothy grins, we'll have spooky holiday elites kindling all through October, as well as a ghoulish pair pack of Hallows' Eve elites with a chance at a limited edition eye and including some creepy new tricks to play on your bunnies!

Thanks to arcane contracts signed on crumbling parchments at midnight, this update will introduce a chance of new furs and eyes in starter nests (including the pair pack), though don't give up on your current bunnies: not all of the 3.0 genetic traits have appeared quite yet!

To make it easier for new genetic traits to appear, mysterious lights seen bobbing through the forest at night are coming to retire the biggest batch of older furs and eyes EVER in 3.1. We'll announce the list when the update is released.

At the request of bunny owners--and of sentient globs of slime lurking in nearby dimensions much more wrong than our own--we are adding a Bunny Bond Breaking potion; sometimes you just don't want to wait!

Otherworldly signs and portents tell us that there will be more surprises after the update, too, so make sure you stay close instead of wandering off alone--we'll have more news soon!

Much <3 and big bags of candy,
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day weekend holiday

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Maiden Firelight & Tiktok Steampunk enjoy the last few days of Summer.

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop," wrote Ovid. We have a bountiful crop planned for Hallows' Eve, so, to that end, the Ozimals staff will be taking rest this holiday weekend: going swimming, organizing parades, and packing away their white shoes and seersucker suits until next spring.

There will be no support staff available between Friday, August 29 and Monday, September 1st, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the US. If you have difficulties with your bunnies or Pufflings during that time, we strongly recommend asking for help in the inworld groups; our community is smart and helpful! If there's no joy there, though, please file a ticket at support.ozimals.com - we'll answer it as soon as we're back!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Bunnybury Exclusive Bunny and New Genetic Traits!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We hope you are enjoying the Superheroes and Villains, and thanks to everyone who is showing off their bunnies and their limited-edition eyes on Flickr--and on Warren Walk! Since the gacha machines are gone now, all of those special eyes are now Retired: they will not be available from us again, only from the bunnies out on the grid who are carrying them!

As of this post, new starter packs purchased from Ozimals (Warren Packs, Pair Packs, and Pet Packs, from the Ozimals main store, the Satellite Store at Shamrock Market, or the SL Marketplace) have the chance of carrying a whole slew of new genetic traits. This is not an update; you do not need to update your bunnies and the new packs are still version 3.0. It just means that these new starters have the chance to carry and produce these new genetic traits!

To celebrate this new round of genetic goodness, there is a NEW Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny! Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nests awarded by the Bunnybury vendors after this post will produce a new bunny, with exclusive new traits--and the previous Exclusive traits (Peat Speckle, Highland, and Bamboo) are now Retired! Both the Random Bunny Nest and the Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest have been updated in the vendors to include the chance at the new genetic traits, and we'll switch Bunny Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives in two weeks, on Monday, August 18.

Happy breeding and Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, August 2, 2014

GET ends, Warren Walk begins!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Golden Egg Time for the Pufflings, introducing the new tail, Wren, has ended. Congratulations to everyone who got Golden Eggs!

The Summer 2014 Warren Walk has begun! There are clickable signs at Shamrock Market that will give you instructions and a starting landmark. As we mentioned in our original post about Warren Walk, it will run through Sunday, August 10th.

More to come next week!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Chance for Summer Blockbuster Gachas!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Don't forget! The Summer Blockbuster bunny gacha machines, featuring the Superhero and Supervillain bunny elites and their limited-edition eyes, will vanish at the end of July. This means you have only a few more days to pick up your very own Heroes or Villains; this Thursday is July 31st. Information about these bunnies, and landmarks to the machines, can be found in our previous post, "Ozimals Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha!"

Thanks so much to everyone who's been taking pictures of their Blockbuster bunnies--and the new eyes showing up in their offspring--and sharing them with the community in the Ozimals Flickr pool! Oilell even made a comic showing her bunny heroes ensuring everyone gets his or her just desserts! Take a look: one of the new natural elite bunnies, Jules, and a Puffling with the current Golden Egg Time trait, the new Wren tail, are in there too!

Remember, too, that the Summer 2014 Warren Walk begins this Friday, August 1st. We'll post the location of the information kiosk/starting point once the Walk begins.

Stay tuned for more news from Oz early next week!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer 2014 Warren Walk Registration Now Open!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We are always super-excited when members of the Oz community organize events for everyone to enjoy, and one of our very favorites is the Warren Walk!

Maybe you have special mutants or a collection of elites or a spectacular custom-built Bunny Temple, or maybe you have a pretty Puffling garden or a precariously balanced pyramid of perfect Paragons, or maybe you have a super-scientific high-tech genetics facility or you just hang out with your favorites in a nice tiki hut on the beach. Now you can share your pets and their home with the rest of the Ozimals community.

This will be the third Warren Walk (you can see pictures from the previous two by searching the Ozimals Flickr pool) and we hope it will be the best ever! For those of you who missed the first two, here's how Warren Walk works:

1/ Register in advance to show off your pets. Registration closes at 2:00 pm SLT this coming Monday, July 28th. Until then, you can get a registration form and instructions from this sign at Shamrock Market:


2/ Warren Walk begins on the evening of Friday, August 1st, so you have until then to make sure everything is ready for its closeup! A kiosk at Shamrock will give visitors a notecard directing them to a starting point for the Walk, and then they can visit all of the registered locations.

3/ The Walk will end on Sunday, August 10th. You don't have to show your warren in the Walk to enjoy looking at everyone else's, but it is a fun way to meet people in our community and show off your very favorite pets!

Much more information is available at Shamrock--if you still have questions, please contact Faolain Oconnell inworld--and we'll post again when the Warren Walk begins. Register soon! We want to see your bunnies and Pufflings in all their glory!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, July 21, 2014

Last Chance for Promise 2014 elite bunny!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Thanks so much to everyone who has made a donation to RFL by purchasing our limited edition elite bunny this year!

Promise 2014 elite bunny to benefit Relay for Life

The Breedables Fair closes tonight, Monday, July 21, so today is your last chance to pick up a Promise 2014 elite bunny (and donate to Relay for Life in the process!). If you need a refresher or a landmark, please see our earlier post about Promise 2014!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.0!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.0! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Bunny Update 3.0!

Update 3.0 is a non-mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will continue eating for two weeks without being 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 3.0, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies OR produce holiday elite-capable nests. Remember, a bunny takes 72 hours to go from 0% hunger to 100% and hibernation, so you have two weeks plus three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate, all you need to do is give them food, wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation, and then use the 3.0 updater.

Additions:
* New genetic traits!
* Holiday kindling for Summer!
* Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gachas!
* New natural elites!


New genetic traits!


Please note that these new genetic traits are NOT available through starter packs! The Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha bunnies are hiding a host of limited-edition eyes ONLY available through the gachas. These eyes will be retired with the gacha machines at the end of July and will not be available from us otherwise. (For more information about the gacha bunnies, please see our previous post!) 

Holiday kindling for Summer!

Holiday elite bunnies are special rewards for active bunny breeders--if you've not been with us for previous holiday kindles, here is how they work! 

The holiday kindling window begins today, Monday, July 7, when the update is released, and closes at midnight SLT on Thursday night, July 31st. The nest's hovertext will not tell you whether or not the nest is an elite; it must be kindled to find out. 


When you kindle a nest created during the date range window, you will see a "No Elite" button in its menu--pressing this button makes the nest ignore its chance to produce a holiday elite, so use it carefully, if at all! Remember, if a nest has a chance to be a natural elite AND a chance to be a holiday elite, natural elite wins-and the "No Elite" button only turns off the holiday elite chance, not the natural elite chance, if one is present.

The genetics of potential holiday elite parents do not affect eligibility; both parents must be updated to the current version, the nest must have been created and kindled during the date window, and both parents must have zero hibernations.

To check the number of hibernations on any bunny: if the bunny is not yours, click the bunny and choose "Ozaria" from its menu. If the bunny is yours, click "Support" and then "Ozaria". This will bring up a web page showing the bunny's number of hibernations, so it's easy to check if a bunny you own or are considering buying is eligible to produce holiday elites!

Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gachas!

This update brings the Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha machines--all of the information you will need is in the previous blog post!


New natural elites!


New "natural elites" have been added! For more information about natural elites, please see the Ozimals wiki!



****************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!

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. It is important to only rez ONE updater!D.  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




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