Tag Archives: Breedable

Ozimals | Pufflings Preview Meeting

Last week Ozimals held a community meeting to preview their newest SL breedable, Strangelings. Shortly after that meeting a notice was sent out to their groups thanking everyone for attending and announcing another meeting to preview yet another project. Today Second Life was introduced to Pufflings. Unlike the Strangelings there have been no teasers sent, no information released on this”other project” from Ozimals. Yesterday Candy Cerveau made mention in the Ozimals Orations and Updates group chat that the meeting was birthday themed with pastries involved (possibly) and earlier today in a meeting reminder notice this new projects name was released, Pufflings.

Ozimals Pufflings Preview Meeting

The meeting was held in a tent decorated with birthday presents, balloons and towers of creme puff pastries called croquembouche. Glinda and Ozma, who made a rare inworld appearance, had a short dialog as follows:

Glinda: Welcome, everyone, to the birthday celebration of her Majesty, Ozma, Empress of Oz.
Ozma: Hello, and thank you all so much for coming! The royal bakers have made Endless Cake, so there is plenty for everyone, even if you would like a second helping.
Glinda: Every year, Ozma’s birthday is a public holiday in Oz, and the people hold celebrations, but this is the first time the palace party has been a public one. Some of you may not know about some of the events at prior celebrations; Ozma’s friends always plan special surprises for her birthday, and because magic is common in Oz, these surprises are spectacular.
Ozma: Last year there was a PIE. A perfectly normal pie. But when I cut into it–carefully, I might add–there was a troupe of DANCING MONKEYS inside waiting to begin their routine. They danced up and down the table for the rest of the afternoon.
Glinda: Didn’t you like them?
Ozma: Oh, they were wonderful! I just never… thought… well, you know. I thought it was PIE. And though we built a wing onto the palace, with a monkey-sized theatre, sometimes I think we need something different… a cheerful palace pet, something which delights and enchants palace guests.
Glinda: That’s solved, this year: Endless Cake! The not-enough-pie part, I mean.
Ozma looks around the tent, at the gifts piled high and the towers of cream puffs. “I think we have enough cream puffs for everyone to have a HUNDRED.”
Glinda: Then if some of them were to stop being cream puffs…?
Ozma looks curiously at a cream puff. “Stop being cream puffs? What do you mean by that?”
Glinda smiles, and waves her wand. “Happy Birthday, Ozma!”

And with that the creme puffs turned into these round birds, Pufflings, and began hopping all over the floor of the tent.

Ozimals Pufflings

“So these are the Pufflings! Pufflings are, as you just heard, magical animals created by Glinda for Ozma’s birthday.  They love living in the Palace at Emerald City, but they also want to visit other lands beyond Oz and meet new people like you.  If you have had bunnies, the way the Pufflings work will be very familiar.  But we’ve also added many new tweaks to the system based on what you’ve told us you’d like to see, as well as some natural, yet intuitive evolutions to the way Ozimals-style breeding works.

Pufflings will have more of their code based on a server rather than in-world. This will allow much more in-world processing power to be allocated towards interactive features for the birds. However, they will not stop functioning or disappear if the server goes down.  Having this hybrid system will allow us to have less updates and more flexibility to add content and features quickly without disruption to you.  The Pufflings have many different body aspects (such as tails and crests) that can be bred, along with color and feather patterns that will give an incredible variety of choices to your breeding.  We will be talking more about the breeding of Pufflings in our meeting on the 11th.”

More images can be seen on my Ozimals Pufflings Flickr Set and also many others have been adding their own pictures to the Ozimals Flickr Pool.

If you were unable to attend the Ozimals Community Meeting Puffling Preview you can read the  meeting notes which have been posted on the Ozimals Community Forums.

Advertisements

Ozimals | Strangelings Preview Meeting

Yesterday I attended the Ozimals Strangelings preview meeting. Wow! Where do I start?

Strangelings Preview MeetingPrior to the meeting the Ozimals Orientation region was closed, so the Strangelings could be rezzed and positioned. Upon arrival in the regular meeting area it was evident that the Ozimals team had been busy. The entire meeting area had been transformed into a rocky swamp in theme with the 3 teasers which had been sent out previously (see teaser #1, teaser #2 and teaser #3). Displayed amongst the rocks were a sampling of beautifully textured Strangelings.

The first thing that caught my eye were the vibrant colors of the textures. Next I noticed all the variations of the Strangelings, at least those that were displayed. The base Strangeling will be very fox-like in appearance. However, through breeding, the Strangelings can have different attachments called Aspects. Some of those shown were Wings, Dorsal Spines, Horns, Unicorn Horn, Webbed Hind Legs, Hoofed Hind Legs, Scorpion Tail and a tail that to me looked like a Lion Tail. These definitely do not resemble any other breedable, current or past.

Ozimals Strangelings Preview

“With Strangelings, we really wanted to step outside the realm of realistic animals into a more fantastical place – the Aspects give breeders the ability to create pets right out of their own imaginations and we can’t wait to see what people come up with!  Our development team did a fantastic job making a creature that looks very different from anything you’ve seen before, and we only displayed a few Aspects at the meeting.  There’s so much more to show you, keep watching.”

Candy Cerveau, Ozimals

Strangelings Preview     Strangelings Preview     Strangelings Preview

More images can be seen on my Ozimals Strangelings Flickr Set and also many others have been adding their own pictures to the Ozimals Flickr Pool.

If you were unable to attend the Ozimals Community Meeting Strangeling Preview you can read the  meeting notes posted on the Ozimals Community Forums. There was a lot of information shared with more to come in future meetings. Speaking of future meetings, shortly after the Strangelings preview meeting was over the following notice was sent from Ozimals to their groups …

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the community meeting tonight! Apologies for the sim meltdown – we had to stop raising the limit at 70 but luckily we were able to split the group onto two sims to accomodate most of the people who wanted to attend. If you weren’t able to get to the meeting but still want to look at the Strangelings, we are leaving them out for the next 24 hours or so. Don’t forget, next week we reveal the other project we’ve been working on… Join us 6/27 at 6pm SLT for the details!

So stayed tuned into Ozimals as they reveal yet ANOTHER project next week!

Ozimals | A First Look at Strangelings

Yesterday the following notice was sent to the Ozimals groups from Candy Cerveau …

“We’ve been quiet for a bit because we’ve been working hard in the Wizard’s Workshop and now we have lots to show you 🙂  Join us NEXT Monday, June 20th, at 6pm SLT for the resumption of the Community Meetings–this will be a big one! Get a first look at the Strangelings, learn about the upcoming Summer Festival and much more – but here’s a quick teaser to tide you over until then…”

Ozimals Strangelings Teaser

Two other Strangelings teasers have been released prior to this one. I have included both of them below in case you need a refresher or to compare all three side by side. I am looking forward to see more of the Strangelings and also to learn what may be so “Strange” about them.

Ozimals Community Meetings are held in the Ozimals Orientation region at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/145/174/23

Tigggerific!

Getting an update on the newest changes on the tigers from Welcome to the Jungle seemed the perfect start to a wonderful early summer weekend, and I wasn’t disappointed when I found all the lovely tigers lounging about in the flowering jungle landscape.

Fred tiger from Welcome to the Jungle second life breedable
Forever running endangered destiny, I am Fred and it's a purfect day to meat you, rawr!

Speaking with Shantel, one of the Welcome to the Jungle creators, we were able to learn what new developments have been made and just how CLOSE the tigers are to reaching beta testing.

We’ve noticed there have been some changes to the tiger’s looks and animations–just what have you changed and why?

Shantel – We took a look at the tiger after the focus groups we had and we found that we could strive to higher standards.  We completely redesigned the tigers to be a higher quality more realistic.  We spent hours studying the way a tiger moves, and then we recoded the animations engine to be more life like.

How else are the tigers different than other breedables in second life?

Shantel – The story that our Tigers have over the other animals make them so much more interactive and interesting.  They are true companions and will help in saving there kinder spirts in the wild.  Two tigers meet and fall in love they will bond in a moment.

Can you feel the love tonight tigers from welcome to the jungle
Two tigers meet and fall in love they will bond in a moment.

Shantel – as Caretakers you get to watch the love story unfold.  Our Tigers have personalities and as you can see by the first pictures these are just a few of the personalities were working in.

Daisy tiger from welcome to the jungle
Hello I'm daisy, it's a pleasure to meet you, do you know where I can find where all the cute tigers hang out? I heard there is a place called club den.
Tawnya tiger from welcome to the jungle
Hi, I'm Tawnya check out my brand new coat, don't you think it's purrfect?

Everyone is asking about beta.. how close is it?

Shantel – Well I know that is on everyones mind and I will just say at this time we are very close and here in the states it is mothers day on Sunday we may just have a little surprise for are tiger testers.  Thank you everyone for your support and suggestions on the demonstrations of our future breedables.

SEE the DEMO and apply to be a beta tester HERE

~Nisaa Shilling
~Breedables Inc contributing writer
~Herdy’s Auction Barn and Breedables Manager

Welcoming Tigers to the Jungle

When I was a little girl I thought having a pet tiger would be awesome! As I grew older I learned how impractical that was and settled on a kitten, but NOW things have changed!

Welcome to the Jungle is announcing their first breedable release as the well known, but endangered, tiger!

second life Welcome to the Jungle Tiger

These majestic creatures are joining the breedables community and challenging the competition by taking breedables to the next level!

Interaction is one of the key points with the tigers, giving you something to actually DO with your pet rather than just make babies… which are OH SO CUTE by the way. Not only can you pet and ride your tiger but also play games with it (which raises its stats) such as playing ball together. Tigers are also interactive with each other, and some of the evolving future additions will include training of your pet. Dare I ask if it jumps through burning hoops? Let’s see your other breedables do that!

Second Life Welcome to the Jungle Tiger

Welcome to the Jungle’s main motivation for choosing tigers as their first breedable release is to promote awareness on just how endangered tigers are in the wild. ‘We want our grand-children’s grandchildren to still have them in the wild.’ 20% of tiger proceeds are sent directly to WWF for the preservation of the tigers’ natural habitat, and WWF donation stands are placed at each Welcome to the Jungle locations for 100% donations to WWF.

Tigers are now entering their ‘beta’ testing phase and are currently taking tester applications. Want to be a tester? Grab a landmark to one of the following locations to see the tiger demo:

Just click the demo tiger, and click the ‘join testing’ button that appears. You will automatically be sent a note card to fill out and return. While you are there, join their main group through the same method.

Get involved in awesome tiger cuteness and preservation, and I think Guns N’ Roses said it best, ‘Welcome to the Jungle‘.

Welcome to the Jungle Logo

~Nisaa Shilling
~Breedables Inc contributing writer
~Herdy’s Auction Barn and Breedables Manager

Amaretto K-9s | New Sim!

The Amaretto team have opened a new Amaretto K-9 Sim on March 14th!

When you TP in, you land in a city street. There is a beautiful lake with a bridge and there is also an agility course! It’s so cute, and in the agility course ground you can see dog prints! The sim just looks like a cute small town. You then walk straight forward into a small pet shop. There are Amaretto boxes set up for what looks to be the stuff for the dogs, and three boxes by the window for what looks to be the starter packs. Of course, no items are in any of the boxes because they have not been released yet.

There are a few dogs on display. One dog is urinating on a tree, two dogs are playing, one is jumped up looking like he’s ready to give kisses and more playing in the field. They are all so adorable! I love the way they set these dogs up. 😛

It is now open to the public, so come on by! Amaretto K-9s Sim

Amaretto K-9s playing
Amaretto K-9s playing

BInc. Auction Watch March 9th – March 15th

Wednesday March 9th

10 am – KittyCatS @ KittyCats Cafe w/Elif Kling

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

6 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Jen Beerbaum

8 pm – BioBreeds @ Ranch of Dreams w/Love Kawaguichi

8 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Emmaline Pizzaro

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Jaguar Steampunk

12 am – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Aige Adderstein

Thursday March 10th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

5 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Sensual Sparkle

7 pm – KittyCatS @ Ranch of Dreams w/Jaguar Steampunk

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

8 pm – PP Fish @ Ranch of Dreams w/Leri Miles

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Friday March 11th

11 am – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Persius MacMoragh

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

3 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Sensual Sparkle

6 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Jalynne Ohmai

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Cortez Brandriss

Saturday March 12th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

8 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

8 pm – KittyCatS @ Ranch of Dreams w/Jaguar Steampunk

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

12 am – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Deathsheep Forager

Sunday March 13th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

5 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Emmaline Pizzaro

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Jaguar Steampunk

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Cortez Brandriss [alternating breedable]

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Monday March 14th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Deathsheep Forager

Tuesday March 15th

11 am – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

4 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Drea Kenin

6 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Ophelia Aldrin

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

8 pm – PP Fish @ Ranch of Dreams w/Leri Miles

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Please contact Kirakah Little in world to change, edit, or add your auction.  Thanks! P.S. Sorry I’m late!

Teen’s View of Breedables

First off, I would like to mention that I am in fact a teen new to the Main Grid. As of the middle of January being the Grid Merge. A large moment in Second Life history indeed. But, being introduced to the breeding world was a hardship that I am still having to endure. To begin with, the lack of sims that are “teen” friendly. Meaning that the stores themselves and most market places (I have yet to find more than one that is PG) are Mature. So, within itself the teens already have a problem obtaining food and the breedable itself.

Personally, I have to find a median to go to the Auctions for me to sell my products. And that is never an easy process. For one I only get a cut of what I should be getting. Also, I don’t know for sure if I will even get the appropriate amount. Since to sell the breedable I must give it to them and have them see the price. So, mostly it is a game of trust. But, the fact that most teens can be taken advantage of by someone they trust is wrong in itself.

But, the biggest Peeve is that for most breedables I wouldn’t be able to obtain food. The only sim I know of that is PG only supplies Amaretto horse food. Of course, the Main Store itself isn’t PG. The only breedables that have PG sims are, Wyrmwood, Petables, Precious Dragons, Ozimal’s and KittyCatS. In an honest teen opinion, Amaretto’s, PetPeddler’s, and Meeroo’s (while not being out yet, the sim is still mature) should all go PG. They would be taking in more revenues then if they weren’t. Due to the fact that teens if they need to buy food or starters have to find a third-party dealer to obtain their food and other miscellaneous products.

Finally, third-party market’s that have Live Auctions would gain a lot more traffic if they were to turn PG. The fact that as of today there are absolutely no PG Live Auction sims causes the market to decline even more than usual. There are plenty of teen’s interested in breeding if only they had the chance to. The owners and staff of these breedables would gain a lot more market revenues just for making their sim PG. Personally, I would be spending a lot more of Linden Dollars to go just to a Live Auction. Tips and otherwise.

Is it fair though, that teens are restricted in what they breed? I mean what is better, breeding artificial Second Life intelligence? Or a new spawn to the Real World? Doing breedables while may not exactly be what most are yearning for, does allow them some source of gain. Responsibility and a work ethic. Because, let’s be honest you have to have at least a little wealth to pay for new breeds and their food.

PG Breedable slURLS:

KittyCatS: http://slurl.com/secondlife/KittyCats/127/110/25

Wyrmwood: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wyrmwood/128/128/2

Precious Dragons: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolfhaven%20Productions/128/127/4

Petables: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Petable/128/128/21

Ozimal’s: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/45/48/24

PG Market (No Auction): http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Farm/128/128/21

KittyCatS Cafe and Herdy’s Dog Park : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rhineland/207/140/23

BInc. Auction Watch March 2nd – March 8th

This is our first auction watch post, this will be a weekly publication containing as many auctions that we can find all organized neatly in one central post.  If we forgot any, I do apologize and encourage you to contact me [Kirakah Little] in world to get your auction added to the list.

Wednesday March 2nd

10 am – KittyCatS @ KittyCats Cafe w/Elif Kling

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

6 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Jen Beerbaum

8 pm – BioBreeds @ Ranch of Dreams w/Love Kawaguichi

8 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Emmaline Pizzaro

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Jaguar Steampunk

12 am – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Aige Adderstein

Thursday March 3rd

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

5 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Sensual Sparkle

7 pm – KittyCatS @ Ranch of Dreams w/Jaguar Steampunk

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

8 pm – PP Fish @ Ranch of Dreams w/Leri Miles

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Friday March 4th

11 am – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Persius MacMoragh

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

3 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Sensual Sparkle

6 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Jalynne Ohmai

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Cortez Brandriss

Saturday March 5th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

8 pm – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

8 pm – KittyCatS @ Ranch of Dreams w/Jaguar Steampunk

9 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

12 am – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Deathsheep Forager

Sunday March 6th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

5 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Emmaline Pizzaro

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Jaguar Steampunk

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Cortez Brandriss [alternating breedable]

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Monday March 7th

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

12 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Gambalina Rae

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

8 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Deathsheep Forager

Tuesday March 8th

11 am – BioBreeds @ The Borough w/Esme Violet

11 am – Amaretto Horses @ Herdy’s Auction Barn w/Varies

4 pm – PP Fish @ The Borough w/Drea Kenin

6 pm – KittyCatS @ The Borough w/Ophelia Aldrin

7 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side A w/Tohru Mills

8 pm – PP Fish @ Ranch of Dreams w/Leri Miles

10 pm – Amaretto Horses @ Ranch of Dreams Side B w/Jaguar Steampunk

Please contact Kirakah Little in world to change, edit, or add your auction.  Thanks!

BInc. Auction Watch – Coming Soon

Breedable Inc has watched the tremendous popularity of auctions in breedables for awhile.  We highly believe that auctions help the market economy thrive and stay refreshed.  People from all breedable philosophies gather and enjoy looking at some of the most marvelous breedables on the grid.  Breedable Inc will be bringing you a weekly post containing as many of the auctions as we can find all in one centralized post for your easy reading.  If you would like to be featured in our weekly post, please contact Kirakah Little.