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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ozimals Holiday Hours

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Magic of Oz - December 2015

We hope you are enjoying the holiday season this year, and that Santa and/or the Gacha Fairy fills your stocking with everything you wish for. Our staff will be taking holidays on the following dates:

December 21 - 27
December 31 & January 1

This means that CSRs will not be inworld for their shifts, and that tickets will take some extra time to be answered. If you are having difficulties with your bunnies or Pufflings, we encourage you to ask the inworld group chats. Many (most!) problems--especially of the Bunny Won't Eat variety--can be solved without us, and the chats are full of kind pet owners who have been in almost any imaginable situation and know the way back out! If you do need to file a ticket, though, rest assured that we'll reply as soon as we can.

Much <3 and Happy Holidays!
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Exclusive Natural Graffa bunny for RFL's Christmas Expo!

Hello, Ozimals friends!



A Frozen Christmas, the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life, opens to the public at 8 am SLT on Thursday, December 3rd, and closes at 8 pm SLT on Monday, December 14th. Ozimals is located on the Frozen region--come visit us for the holidays, and for a good cause!

For RFL this year, Ozimals presents an exclusive limited edition bunny, guaranteed to carry a special fur, Natural Graffa, and special eye, Sepia, that you cannot get anywhere else! These genetic traits will not be available after this event.

Each pack contains a standard Level 2 food and one Natural Graffa nest. The nests have unlocked ears and shades, which means that the bunnies they produce can have any currently available ear type and shade, rather than the limited pool available to most starter nests. Each nest is guaranteed to carry the Sepia eye and the Natural Graffa fur, and can pass them to the bunnies' offspring.

Best of all, 100% of the sales of these nests goes to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life. Ozimals has been involved with RFL throughout our history, and we're excited to offer this exclusive bunny as our donation for the Christmas Expo.

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.8!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.8! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 3.8

Update 3.8 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 3.8, 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 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 3.8 updater.



All three types of nests in the Bunnybury vendor will be updated to 3.8 on update day. The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Nest is not changing in this update.


News & Additions:
* Ozimals 2015 Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha!
* Relay For Life!

* Winter Holiday Dance!



Ozimals 2015 Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha!

There is MUCH more information about the gacha machines and their bunnies in the Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha post. (Pictures, too!) Here, however, is the essential information:

Gacha machines are set up at The Ozimals Bunny main store and at The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market. There are two machines at each location: one that gives only female bunnies, and one that gives only male bunnies. The machines will remain available to play until New Year's Day, January 1st, 2016--after that, these elite bunnies and their limited-edition genetics will not be available again.

As always, we hope you'll enjoy celebrating the winter holidays with your special gacha bunnies, and that you'll post pictures of new discoveries to the Ozimals Flickr group!


Relay For Life!

A Frozen Christmas, the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life, opens to the public on Thursday, December 3rd, and closes on Monday, December 14th. We'll be posting about it--and about our special item, only available at the Expo--on Thursday, but wanted to remind you that this huge event is coming right up!


Winter Holiday Dance!


Ozimals will be hosting a dance to celebrate the winter holidays with dancing, treats, and merriment. We'll be posting more information and the date very soon, so watch the blog and inworld group notices!


****************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

Ozimals 2015 Wicked Christmas Bunny Gacha

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Marvelous Land of Oz has many of the same traditions for the holidays that we do. L. Frank Baum, famous to us as the Royal Historian of Oz, took time out from chronicling events in the Land of Oz to research and write The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus in 1902, and perhaps it was his friendship with Mr. Claus that resulted in Santa being one of the guests at Ozma's grand birthday party, discussed in The Road to Oz.

Santa Claus brings gifts to the good children of Oz, and just as in our world, they eagerly race to unwrap them on Christmas morning. There are darker aspects to Christmas in Oz, though, too, and scary consequences for the not-so-good children! Some traditions in our world echo this fate for those who are Naughty, and we've chosen to recognize both the Nice and the Naughty...






With the release of the 3.8 bunny update, we are continuing our tradition of a set of winter holiday bunnies available from gacha machines. Gachas, if you're curious, are like gumball machines: you pay a low price--L$50--and receive a random prize, available only for a limited time through these machines!

Gacha machines are set up at The Ozimals Bunny main store and at The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market. There are two machines at each location: one that gives only female bunnies, and one that gives only male bunnies. The machines will remain available to play until New Year's Day, January 1st, 2016--after that, these elite bunnies and their limited-edition genetics will not be available again.





Each machine contains seven elite bunnies: six common bunnies and one rare bunny. The male and female rares are different, but the common bunnies are available as both males and females. 

All of the bunnies have unlocked ears and shades, meaning that these nests can produce any currently available shade or ear type, instead of the more limited options available to standard starter nests.

Each one of the six common styles has a chance of carrying a limited edition eye, specific to that style of bunny. The two rares are guaranteed to carry a limited edition eye--there are two eyes, specific to the male rare and the female rare. All of these eyes can be passed to the bunnies' descendants, but will not be available otherwise.

Good luck!

Much <3
Ozimals Team







Monday, November 23, 2015

Ozimals Holiday Schedule & Upcoming Delights!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Much new goodness is on the way, so here's a quick overview of upcoming important dates!

First, so that our staff can eat pie with friends and family, we will have limited support for the American Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Thursday November 26 - Sunday November 29th. CSRs will not be inworld; you may file support tickets as usual, of course, and we'll get to them in the order received just as soon as we recover from our food stupors. The inworld groups are full of people who can very often help you troubleshoot, based on their experiences with bunnies and Pufflings, so we encourage you to use those resources--and we are always thankful that the Ozimals community is so helpful!

Bunny Update 3.8 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st. This update brings the Winter 2015 Holiday bunny gacha machines, with a cabal of new elite bunnies and some Limited Edition genetic traits to play with! It's also helping us get ready for Oziversary 2016, in January. More information about the gacha bunnies and the update will be coming next week!

As long-time members of our community know, Ozimals has supported the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Second Life throughout our history. This year, we are proud to participate in A Frozen Christmas: the 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo, opening Thursday, December 3rd, and concluding Monday, December 14th. We have an awesome surprise item to benefit RFL, and we'll be telling you much more about it when the Expo opens. Stay tuned!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Sunday, Nov 1! The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade!

Hello, Ozimals friends! 

We'd love to see you all come celebrate the end of the season with us--one last round of creepy Hallows' Eve fun! Dress up, dance, and enjoy some time with the Ozimals community!

The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade will be Sunday, November 1st, from noon until 2:00 pm SLT, at the Bingo Field next door to the Emerald City on Magic of Oz

DJQuad will be spinning spooky hits for us, and we'll have special exclusive door prizes for all attendees! 

There will be a costume contest, with prizes for Best Costume, Best Oz-themed Costume, Best Themed Couple or Group Costume, and more. (While Magic of Oz is a Moderate region, please remember when planning your costumes that this is a family-friendly event.)

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ozimals Hallows' Eve Celebrations

Hello, Ozimals friends!

The Ozimals 2015 All Hallows' Masquerade will be Sunday, November 1st, from noon until 2:00 pm SLT. We'll have door prizes as well as a costume contest, with prizes for Best Costume, Best Oz-themed Costume, Best Themed Couple or Group Costume, and more. Mark your calendars now, and don't forget to come dress up, dance, and celebrate with us--we'll be posting landmarks and more information closer to the event!

We'll also have, as promised, two rounds of Ozimals Bunny Bingo this season, at the bingo field next door to the Emerald City on Magic of Oz. Bingo is fun and free, with great prizes - we hope you'll join us!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at 6:00 pm SLT
Sunday, October 25th, 2015, at 1:00 pm SLT

Remember, Ozimals is also celebrating Hallows' Eve this year with holiday elites, and the kindling period begins this weekend. Different elites than Natasha and Boris, these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between 12:01 am SLT Monday, October 19th (Sunday night) and 11:59 pm SLT Monday, November 2 (Monday night). For more information about holiday elites, please see the 3.7 Update Notes.

We hope you're enjoying the update's new genetic traits for the bunnies - thanks so much to everyone who's posted pics to the Ozimals Flickr group

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Monday, September 28, 2015

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.7 Is Here!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Hallows' Eve, and welcome to Bunny Update 3.7! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Update 3.7!

Update 3.7 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 3.7, they will not be able to breed with updated or new bunnies, and will not have the chance to produce holiday elites. 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 3.7 updater.


The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated on update day to a 3.7 nest, though its shown genetics are not changing for this update. The Bunnybury Random Nest and the Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives will be updated two weeks from update day, on Monday, October 12. Bunnybury Random Nests and Bunnybury Nests With Increased Chance of Recessives bought from the vendor before that date will be version 3.6 nests with no chance of v3.7 genetic traits.

Additions:
* New Genetic Traits!
* Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!

* Masquerade Pair Pack Masks Raffle!
* Holiday Elites!
* New Natural Elite!
* Ozimals Hallows' Eve Masquerade Ball and Bunny Bingo!





New Genetic Traits!

This update brings a new set of breedable genetic traits to the bunnies. All 3.7 starter nests--nests purchased directly from Ozimals--have the chance to carry and pass on the new eyes and furs, as well as Flared ears! We'll be adding them to the wiki as they turn up, and we hope you'll post pictures of new discoveries to the Ozimals Flickr group!


Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!


Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack!

The Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Pack is bursting with Hallows' Eve treats! Each pack contains the following:

One male 3.7 nest which will produce the limited-edition elite Boris 2015! Boris is dressed for an elegant dark masquerade ball, with a mysterious bat mask hiding his identity.

One female 3.7 nest which will produce the limited-edition elite Natasha 2015! Natasha's Hallows' Eve finery is delicately spider-themed; her mask features a blood-red gem and she wears a gothic gown trimmed in spiderweb lace.

(Both Boris and Natasha have unlocked ears and shades; this means that they can have any currently available ear or shade as part of their shown genetics, rather than the more limited set available to standard starter nests. These nests are version 3.7, so they have the chance of carrying the new 3.7 genetic traits. These two bunnies will only be sold through November 2, 2015.)

One Standard Level 2 Limited-Edition Omni Food. This food behaves just like a regular Standard Level 2, and will feed both bunnies and Pufflings. Instead of being the usual cupcake, though, it's a very special food for Boris and Natasha's elegant Hallows' Eve festivities... and might not look out of place on your own holiday table! When this food's servings are exhausted, it will disappear, but never fear--there's a decorative version in the box as well! This decorative version WILL NOT feed your pets, though, so be sure you rez the correct one.

One Limited-Edition Happiness Totem. This totem will boost Happiness (for bunnies) and Bliss (for Pufflings) for the closest sixteen pets in a 9-meter radius. It will cease to work on November 2nd, but will remain as a decorative collectible. You can light its candles, or blow them out, by clicking the totem!

Boris and Natasha masks: This pack contains a ten-charge Boris mask and a ten-charge Natasha mask, so all of your bunnies can dress up to celebrate Hallows' Eve! Bunny Masks are a fun way to change the look of your favorite bunnies, and they are transferable, so that you can swap them with friends or gift them. 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. These masks will cover the actual eye color of your bunny, but will not affect the bunny's breeding genetics.

Natasha Nest Dye: Also included is one transferable ten-charge nest dye, which will put a creepy "costume" on nests of your choice, without affecting the bunny inside. Rez the applier on or near the nest you'd like to dye, and follow the menu prompts, remembering to pick the applier back up so that you can use its remaining charges.

Ozimals Masquerade 2015 Pair Packs are available at all Ozimals vendor locations:

The Ozimals Bunny main store
The Ozimals satellite store @ Shamrock Market
The Ozimals shop on Marketplace



Masquerade Pair Pack Masks Raffle!


Spiderbun and Laurie modeling Natasha and Boris masks

Every purchase of a Masquerade Pair Pack gets you one entry into our raffle. The two winners, chosen at random, will each receive a set of copiable Boris and Natasha masks, so that they can spider-ify and bat-ify limitless numbers of bunnies!



Holiday Elite Kindling!

Ozimals is also celebrating Hallows' Eve this year with holiday elites. Different elites than Natasha and Boris, these bunnies have a chance to be born from any nest created and kindled between 12:01 am SLT Monday, October 19th (Sunday night) and 11:59 pm SLT Monday, November 2 (Monday night).


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 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 Natural Elite!

A new "Natural Elite" has been added to the bunnies in this update. For more information about natural elites, please see the Ozimals wiki.


Ozimals Hallows' Eve Masquerade Ball and Bunny Bingo!

We will be holding a dance and costume contest closer to Halloween, as well as Ozimals Bunny Bingo; please watch the inworld groups and the blog for announcements! We hope to see you there!


****************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

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hallows' Eve is on the way!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We are hard at work getting ready for one of our favorite holidays, here in Oz--All Hallows' Eve! All sorts of spooky surprises are going into Ozimals Bunny update 3.7, which is scheduled for next Monday, September 28th. Get ready; it'll be lots of creepy fun!

Besides the update and Halloween releases themselves, we'll be celebrating this year with a dance (with a costume contest!) and Bunny Bingo--watch the blog and group notices for announcements!

Also new this week: now you can pick up food and starter packs and bunny accessories at two new locations! If you've not used our new vendors yet, remember that you can earn credit towards future purchases; read all about it in our last blog post!

As always, you can find your Ozimals bunny needs at the main store on Magic of Oz and at the Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Marketplace, but now we have vendors at two other markets as well:

Ozimals vendors at Krazy Kritters

Ozimals vendors at A Little Bit of Everything by Neck

We're excited to have these new additions--whether you're attending an auction or just browsing breeders' stalls for new bunnies, now you can pick up food and other goodies too!

See you next Monday!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Monday, August 31, 2015

Caspervend comes to Oz!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We're switching the inworld shops to Caspervend vendors. Many of you have doubtless used these same vendors elsewhere in SL.

Woot, new vendors!

They should make lots of things easier for everyone: you can use them, instead of Marketplace, to send gifts, and it is easier to track lost deliveries, as well as read more information about the items you are buying. Additionally, they will make awarding prizes from Bingo and other events much less painful!

The best part for you, though, is that you'll be rewarded for being an Ozimals customer!

Once you've spent L$5000, you will begin to earn 5% of further purchases as credit to your account. For example, once you begin to earn credit, and you buy, say, a Lurve Potion #9 for L$500, you'll earn L$25 in credit from that purchase. Your credit will not be refunded to you as cash or a discount, but will accumulate in your account until you spend it.

To use the vendor to buy something using your L$ balance, simply right-click and select Pay.

Left-clicking or Touching brings up a menu that will allow you to buy a gift, pay with credit, read more information about the item, and see your credit balance.

Touch Menu
Some important things to note:

The updater now costs L$1, which is immediately refunded to you.

If you use the Gift function, and, after you have already selected a recipient and paid, use the Cancel Gift button, this will not cancel the transaction or refund you; it will send the item to YOU rather than your stated recipient.

These new vendors are selling Ozimals bunny items at the Ozimals Bunny Main Store and at the Ozimals Satellite Store at Shamrock Marketplace.

Any questions? Ask a CSR; we'll be happy to help!

Much <3
Ozimals Team





Monday, July 27, 2015

The Ozimals Caravan will soon travel onward...!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

This summer's Bunny Gacha has been full of exciting new genetic traits, special elite bunnies, and mysterious items with hidden powers, accompanied by exotic treats and disguises. All good things must come to an end, however, and already, the bunnies who brought their wares to the Emerald City, from all over the Land of Oz, are fixing up their wagons and gazing wistfully at the sunset, Soon, they'll be on their way home!

The Ozimals Elite Bunny Caravan Gacha machines and the Limited Edition Caravan Foods & Bunny Masks will disappear forever from the Ozimals main stores this Friday evening, July 31st--so this week is your last chance to complete your set, win some new limited-edition eyes, or learn your fortune! Don't miss out!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Ears & Eyes! GET ends! Bingo!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

It's so exciting to see new genetic traits begin to show up out there--and extra special thanks to those of you who have posted pics of limited-edition eyes from the Caravan bunnies to the Ozimals Flickr group!

Flared Ears!

Congratulations to Min Ixtab, who was the first to find the secret new trait hidden in the rare Caravan bunnies... Flared Ears! This is the first new ear since Airplane in 2011, and we can't wait to see it with all of your favorite bunny combinations.

Remember, the Caravan gacha bunnies - and the Caravan limited edition foods, with their free mask sets - will only be available through the end of July...!


Ozimals Bunny Bingo will be held this Saturday, July 18, at 2:00 pm SLT, next door to the Emerald City on Magic of Oz. It's fun, it's free, and you can win some great Caravan prizes from Ozimals--we hope to see you there! We'll post reminders and slurls in the inworld groups, too.


In Pufflings news, Golden Egg Time, introducing the new genetic trait, Summer, ended today, though the new eye, Hibiscus, remains available from starter eggs. Some of you have already bred some fantastic-looking Summer Pufflings, and we've been thrilled to see them on Flickr!


Happy breeding, and much <3
Ozimals Team



Friday, July 10, 2015

Caravan Limited Edition Foods and Bunny Masks!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

We're eager to see the Caravan gacha bunnies have their first babies next week, and we hope all of you are, too! While we wait, though, we'd promised additional Caravan fun: here's everything you need to know about today's new releases!

These special treats will be available through the end of July, at the following locations:

Ozimals Bunny Main Store
Ozimals Puffling Main Store
Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Marketplace

Caravan Limited-Edition Foods

Caravan Limited-Edition Foods will feed bunnies or Pufflings, and work just like normal Omni foods. Each food consists of one or more fancy cakes, full of fruit and nuts and other good things for bunnies, covered with the sort of sugary frosting that delights Pufflings... and a rustic decorated pitcher of refreshing, delicious sangria, full of fruit and perfect for celebrating Summer!

For more information about the different food levels, please see the Ozimals wiki! Caravan foods are available in the following sizes and levels:

Caravan Limited-Edition Food: Level 1 / Pet
Level 1 / Pet Food: for non-breeding bunnies and Pufflings. Caravan Level 1 food is available as a single food, a breeder pack of ten single foods, or an epic food (one food with the same amount of servings as ten single foods).


Caravan Limited-Edition Food: Level 2 / Standard
Level 2 / Standard Food: for breeding bunnies and Pufflings. Caravan Level 2 food is available as a single food, a breeder pack of ten single foods, or an epic food (one food with the same amount of servings as ten single foods).


Caravan Limited-Edition Food: Level 3 / Archetype
Level 3 / Archetype Food: for breeding bunnies and Pufflings; gives boosts to stats and allows bunnies to progress towards becoming a Matriarch or Patriarch. Caravan Level 3 food is available as a single food, a breeder pack of ten single foods, or an epic food (one food with the same amount of servings as ten single foods).


Caravan Bunny Masks

Each pack of Caravan food also includes a set of transferable masks for your bunnies!

Laurie models one of the Caravan bunny masks!
Bunny Masks are a fun way to change the look of your favorite bunnies. 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.

These Caravan masks will cover the actual eye color of your bunny, but will not affect the bunny's breeding genetics. There are eight different designs, with five charges each, packed in every box of Caravan limited-edition food, no matter the food level or type! These masks are transferable, so you can trade them with your friends!


We hope you and your pets enjoy all of these summer treats!

Much <3
Ozimals Team


Monday, July 6, 2015

Ozimals Bunny Update 3.6!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Welcome to Bunny Update 3.6! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 


Ozimals Bunny Update 3.6


Update 3.6 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 3.6, 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 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 3.6 updater.


All nests in the Bunnybury vendor will be updated to 3.6 on update day. The Bunnybury Exclusive Nest bunny is not changing for this update.

Additions:
* Caravan Summer Bunny Gacha
* Retired Eyes

* Ozimals Bunny Bingo!



Caravan Summer Bunny Gacha

Every summer, bunnies from the remotest reaches of the Land of Oz travel to the Emerald City for an enormous summer market and festival. All manner of exotic goods are bought, sold, and traded, and there are parties, food, and dancing as the Emerald City welcomes these crowds of mysterious travelers. We've chosen to celebrate summer this year by introducing some of these bunnies to you in the Caravan Summer Bunny Gacha!



Gachas, if you're curious, are like gumball machines: you pay a low price--L$50--and receive a random prize, available only for a limited time through these machines!

This year, there are two gacha machines, split by gender. There are a total of sixteen elite bunnies--eight male and eight female. Each gender has six "common" bunnies and two "rare" bunnies. All of these nests have unlocked shades and ears, which means that your gacha bunny can have any currently available shade or ear type, rather than the limited set usually available to starters.





All of the bunnies in the machines have a chance of carrying any of a set of limited edition eyes. These eyes are limited edition and restricted to these bunnies; any Caravan bunny with the eyes can of course pass them to his or her offspring, but once the gachas are gone, the eyes will not be available from any future starter nests.

The four "rare" bunnies--two males and two females--have the same chance as all of the Caravan bunnies for the limited edition eyes. However, the rare bunnies have brought us a surprise--they are introducing one more hidden trait for us! Each rare bunny has a chance of carrying this secret genetic trait; it will be added to starter nests in the Hallows' Eve update this autumn, but until then, it is exclusive to the rare Caravan bunnies.

There is an additional rare item - not a bunny - in both gacha machines.

Gachas will be available at the Ozimals Bunny Main Store and the Ozimals Satellite Shop at Shamrock Market through Friday, July 31st.


* Retired Eyes

To vastly improve breeders' chances at getting the limited-edition eyes exclusive to the Caravan bunnies, we have retired a long list of eyes. Remember, being "retired" only means that these will no longer be available from "starter" bunnies--those purchased from Ozimals (Warren Packs, Pair Packs, and Pet Packs, from the Ozimals Bunny Main Store, the Ozimals Satellite Shop at Shamrock Market, or the Second Life Marketplace)--any bunny who is already carrying these eyes will still have them, and will still be able to pass them to his or her descendants.

The eyes that have been newly retired as of update 3.6 are: Vapor, Caramel, Cupcake, Grape, Jute, Kelp, Olive, Pict, Slate, Sunburst, Steel, Bourbon, Reign, Pheasant, Kirlian, Periwinkle, Visitor, Iolite, Xocoatl, Luzula, Shrubbery, Caribe, Starless, Passion, Naranja, and Epiphany.


* Ozimals Bunny Bingo!

We will be holding some Ozimals Bunny Bingo games this summer--if you've never played before, it is free and fun, with fantastic prizes from Ozimals! Watch group notices and the blog; we'll be announcing times and dates for Bingo, as well as further Caravan surprises, very soon.


****************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

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