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Monday, March 10, 2014

Ozimals Bunny Update 2.8!

Hello, Ozimals friends!



Welcome to Bunny Update 2.8! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 

Update 2.8 is a mandatory update. What this means is that your bunnies will stop eating immediately if not updated within the 72 hours of release, 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 2.8, 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 three days to update... just don't forget!

If your bunnies do hibernate all you need to do is give them food and wait 24 hours for them to come out of hibernation and then use the 2.8 updater.


Additions:


* New genetic traits!
* New natural elites!
* New Bunnybury Exclusive bunny!
* Holiday kindling for Saint Patrick's Day!
* New lower prices for Level 2 Premium and Level 3 Archetype foods!
* Shorter racing cooldown timer!

* Bunnybury accounting change!
* Bingo! Dancing!

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New genetic traits!

All new 2.8 starter bunnies purchased from Ozimals have the chance of carrying the new genetic traits we've added in this update. By "starter bunnies", we mean the nests in the packs available at the shops and on Marketplace: pet packs, pair packs, and warren packs. 

* New natural elites!

Any 2.8 bunny - new or updated - who is otherwise eligible to produce a natural elite can now produce one of the NEW ADDITIONS! Information about how to breed natural elites is on the Ozimals wiki... also, keep reading this post to learn about new lower-priced Level 3 Archetype food, which doubles an eligible bunny's chance to produce a natural elite.

New Bunnybury Exclusive bunny!

We have replaced the previous Bunnybury Exclusive bunny; its traits are now retired (English Spot Too Antimatter / Neptunite). The new bunny is in the Bunnybury vendor now, and has THREE--count 'em!--new genetic traits that will not be available except from these bunnies and their descendants.

The Bunnybury Random Nest and Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives will be updated a week after the update, on Monday, March 17th, and will then also include the chance of 2.8's new traits.

Holiday kindling for Saint Patrick's Day!


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 this Thursday night at midnight SLT--that's the evening of March 13th--and closes at midnight SLT on Friday night, March 28th. 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, and previously the nest must simply have been created and kindled during the date window. However, we have made a change to the eligibility requirements: to produce a holiday elite, 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 lower prices for Level 2 Premium and Level 3 Archetype foods!



We have lowered the prices for all versions of Level 2 Premium and Level 3 Archetype omni food. If you'd like a thorough explanation of how these foods benefit your bunnies and make breeding easier, please see our previous blog post, Ozimals Food Bonuses Explained !


Shorter racing cooldown timer!

Users of the Bunny Games Racetrack have lamented the twenty-minute cooldown timer for each bunny between his or her races. We've shortened this timer for 2.8 bunnies to five minutes, so now you can prove the dominance of your bunnies over all challengers in a much shorter time! Racetracks are still available from the shops and from Marketplace, but if you'd like to test one out first, the Shamrock Marketplace Bunny Racing Track is open to the public!


Bunnybury accounting change!


Hibernations now have an impact on the number of coins the Mayor of Bunnybury grants you when you turn in a bunny. Previously, a bunny earned one coin for each week of its life. This is still true, but if the bunny has hibernated once, the total coin award is cut by 50%. For further hibernations, divide the number of weeks by the number of hibernations to find the total coin award. Thus, Peter, a bunny who has lived 700 days, or 100 weeks, but has hibernated four times, will earn 25 coins.

Bunnies who retain their asterisks in their hovertext next to the number of generations remaining--in other words, have eaten nothing but Level 3 Archetype food for their entire adult lives--have always earned twice the amount of coins from the Mayor. This is still true, but with one minor change: the coins will not double until all of the bunny's generations are exhausted. If Peter, in the above example, was eating Level 3, he would earn 50 coins, if the owner sent him to Bunnybury once all generations were gone. 

* Bingo! Dancing!


Later this week we will be announcing a schedule for Bunny Bingo and for our Saint Patrick's Dance! Both of these events are great ways to meet other bunny breeders and show off your bunnies, so please watch the blog and the groups for updates!


****************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:




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

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