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Monday, January 9, 2017

Ozimals Bunny Update 4.3

Hello, Ozimals friends!


Ozimals Bunny Update 4.3!

Welcome to Bunny Update 4.3! Please read these notes carefully before you begin updating! 

Update 4.3 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 4.3, 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 4.3 updater.


The Bunnybury Exclusive Rare Bunny Nest will be updated on update day, though its special traits are not changing in this update. The Random Nest and the Bunnybury Nest With Increased Chance of Recessives will be updated two weeks from update day, on Monday, January 23rd. Bunnybury Random Nests and Bunnybury Nests With Increased Chance of Recessives bought from the vendor before that date will be version 4.2 nests with no chance of v4.3 genetic traits.


News & Additions:

New Genetic Traits for 4.3 !
Oziversary!

Wizard of Oz 2017 Elite!
Retired Eyes!
Bunny Follows now boosts Happiness!


New Genetic Traits for 4.3!

This update brings a new set of breedable genetic traits to the bunnies. All 4.3 starter nests--nests purchased directly from Ozimals--have the chance to carry and pass on the new genetic traits! We'll be adding them to the wiki once they've turned up, and we hope you'll post pictures of new discoveries to the Ozimals Flickr group!


Oziversary!

Today, January 9th, 2017, is Ozimals's seventh birthday. Besides the update's new additions, we're celebrating in many different ways: Free food, Bingo, Ancient Everlasting Timepieces, a new limited-edition elite, and more! Be sure to pick up your free food at the main store, and read all about the Oziversary festivities!


Wizard of Oz 2017 Elite!


Also new today for Oziversary: a limited-edition elite bunny, Wizard of Oz 2017, with a chance of a limited-edition genetic trait! This bunny will only be available this month, and then he'll climb into a hot air balloon and float away forever! Check out the blog post about him for pictures and information.


Retired Eyes!

We have chosen to retire a group of older bunny eyes in this update. 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)--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 retiring as of 4.3 are: Lipstick, Lotus, Gold Dust, Jade Sea, Kiwi, Laguna, Helios, Chile, Scarlet, Mana, Atlantis, Goldfish, Pride, Rowan, and Praline.


Bunny Follows now boosts Happiness!

In the bunnies' last update, we introduced Bunny Follows, which allows you to "wear" your bunny and have him or her hop alongside you, rather than be held in your avatar's arms. This time, we've tweaked it so that just like a bunny worn on your Spine, Chin, or Right Hand, a Following bunny will gain Happiness over time.


Happy updating!




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

Pay No Attention to the Bunny Behind the Curtain...

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Once upon a time, the Land of Oz was ruled by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wasn't a member of the royal family of Oz--in fact, he wasn't from Oz at all!--so at first the people of Oz were uncertain about their new ruler's strange ways, especially when he pined for his exotic faraway homeland of "Omaha". Soon, they learned that while he was a very powerful wizard, he used his mighty magic to protect and improve the Land of Oz. Even after Ozma returned to the throne, he remained in the Emerald City, learning new magic from Glinda and coming up with marvelous new inventions. This year, we've chosen to celebrate Oziversary with an elite bunny in his honor: The Wizard of Oz 2017 elite!

Wizard of Oz 2017 elite bunny pack!

Each pack includes one limited-edition elite bunny nest and one Standard Level 2 Omni food. These nests are random gender, and are version 4.3, so that they ALSO have the chance at 4.3's new genetics.

The nest has unlocked ears and shades, which means that your new elites can have any currently available ear type or shade shown, rather than the more limited set available to regular starter nests. This elite bunny has the chance of carrying its own limited-edition genetic trait, which he or she can pass down; this genetic trait will only be available from this elite, though, and these packs will vanish forever at the end of January!

Remember, every bunny has both shown and hidden genetic traits. You must breed your bunnies to determine your elites' hidden genetic traits--and see if maybe they are hiding the special limited-edition trait!

Wizard of Oz 2017 packs are available from:

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

Much <3
Ozimals Team

Happy Oziversary! Ozimals is Seven!

Hello, Ozimals friends!

Happy Oziversary! Besides the Wizard of Oz 2017 elite pack and Update 4.3, here are some other ways to celebrate our seventh birthday!

Bingo:

We'll be holding three Ozimals Bunny Bingo parties, with Wizard of Oz 2017 packs as prizes and three games each time, later in January. It's free and fun to play--come hang out with the Ozimals community, wear silly hats, and win!

Bingo will be held on Magic of Oz, next door to the Emerald City, and we'll remind you with landmarks in group notices once we're closer... but mark your calendars now!

Tuesday, January 10th at 5PM SLT
Sunday, January 15th at 9 AM SLT
Wednesday, January 25th at Noon SLT


Ancient Everlasting Timepiece 2017

Ancient Everlasting Timepieces:

An Everlasting Timepiece makes a bunny unable to breed, but also unable to hibernate, and never hungry again. Bunnies that have an Everlasting Timepiece applied will lose any Elder status they may have had, and will not boost stats any longer. When Timepieces were first introduced, there was a variation, sold for a limited time: the Ancient Everlasting Timepiece. We are bringing these back for one week, with some slight alterations.

The new Ancient Everlasting Timepiece is half the price of a standard Everlasting Timepiece, and is available singly, or in a pack of five or ten. These Ancient Everlasting Timepieces will ONLY work on current-version bunnies that are at least 1650 days old. There is no time limit on their use, only on their sale--they will only be available for one week, through Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Ancient Everlasting Timepieces are available at both 
the Ozimals Bunny main store and the Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Market!


Free Cookies!

Free Cookies:

Available now from the Ozimals Bunny main store and the Ozimals Satellite Store @ Shamrock Market!

This limited-time food is FREE, from now through January 26th. You can grab as many as you want, BUT it is important to remember the following:

These foods will DISAPPEAR on Wednesday evening, January 25th, no matter how many servings remain, so you need to make SURE your bunnies and Pufflings have food to eat once the Free Cookies vanish. Similarly, if you feed a higher level of Free Cookies to your pets than their usual food, you need to remember to switch their Nutrition settings back when the Free Cookies are gone and you begin feeding them their usual food again!

Free Cookies come in L1, L2, and L3, all in one box. There are also decorative versions in the box - make sure you rez the actual food and not the collectables.

(For more about the bonuses from the various food levels, please see Ozimals Food Bonuses Explained!)

Happy Oziversary!

Much <3
Ozimals Team

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