Archive for August, 2012

Fishing for FUN!

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Happy Friday everyone!! We just finished an awesome Fishing event at Boomtown!  It was very nice to see you all out there having a good time.  I would like to congratulate the winners:

1st place:  Tony Kingsford

Starter pack of each Amaretto Breedable

 

1 Jumbo Pack of breedable food and salt licks/chew toys/orange rinds(your choice)

3rd place:  Nuno Eyre

1 Six pack breedable food (your choice)

 

4th place: Ariane Dereham

1 Six pack Salt licks/chew toys/orange rinds (Your choice)

 

5th place: Demonessa Afterthought

1 5% pregnancy booster (your choice)

 

CONGRATS!!

 

Below you’ll see a few of the pictures taken at this event, if only you could tell how much fun this was by looking at a picture!

We hope to see you all out at the Amaretto 2nd Birthday Celebration which starts at 9am on Saturday September 1st

 

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Happy Wednesday Everyone! I wanted to let you know the good news coming in September to Amaretto Ranch University.
Amaretto Ranch University will begin to teach classes on the Barnyard Birds! Be sure to watch the September calendar on when the classes begin. There will also be new classes coming for the Horses and K-9s that are exciting so don’t miss out on those either!
You can check each day to see what class is being taught at ARU simply by clicking on this link:
http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/ARUCalendar

Then once you start attending classes at ARU you can track your progress on the ARU website located here:
http://amarettoranchuniversity.com/

We look forward to see you in class at Amaretto Ranch University!!!

September Show Horse and Best in Show K-9!

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Well it’s Tuesday and it’s me again and for some reason I just can not keep a secret. So want to know a really juicy secret? Well… here it goes…

 

Starting September 5, 2012 Amaretto is introducing a new Show Horse.

* Starting September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am SLT any bundle dropped from the breeding of 2 Shetlands you have a chance at the bundle being an “Amaretto Shetland Showhorse”!

* That’s it! The only qualification is they both have to be Shetlands, they can be any color but Mother & Father MUST BOTH be Shetlands.

* We will announce what horse is next close to the end of the 30 days of Shetlands!

* Keep your eyes peeled as you won’t know what the “Amaretto Shetland Showhorse” looks like until it hits the grid !

* This “Amaretto Shetland Showhorse” will have a chance of passing its special eye!

* So Amaretto community… gather up your Shetlands and get them ready for an excitement filled month of breeding!

 

Since I’m already spilling the beans, there’s more

 

ALSO Starting September 5, 2012 Amaretto is introducing a new Best In Show Yorkie!. Which I will add is Josie’s Favorite

 

* Starting September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am SLT any Kennel dropped from the breeding of 2 Yorkies you have a chance at the Kennel being an “Amaretto Best In Show Yorkie”!

* That’s it! The only qualification is they both have to be Yorkies, they can be any color but Mother & Father MUST BOTH be Yorkies.

* We will announce what Best In Show K9 is next close to the end of the 30 days of Yorkies!

* Keep your eyes peeled as you won’t know what the“Amaretto Best In Show Yorkie” looks like until it hits the grid !

* This “Amaretto Best In Show Yorkie” will have a chance of passing its special eye and collar!

* So Amaretto community… gather up your Yorkies and get them ready for an excitement filled month of breeding!

 

Well good luck everyone and get those Shetlands and Yorkies out and get to breeding, until next time Happy Breeding!!

Birthday Horses Surprises!

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Happy Monday guys! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Well I hope all of you guys have been checking the Amaretto Calendars and have saved the date of Sept 1, 2012 for our birthday celebration.

I know that many of you got the Anniversary k-9s and how cute were they! But I wanted to remind you guys starting tonight at midnight you guys have a chance at getting a special surprise in your bundles! Thats right in case you forgot or missed the previous connections, I’ll say it again!

Beginning on August 28th and ending on September 1st any bundle that drops from your Amaretto Horses has the chance at being an Amaretto 2nd Birthday Horse! These will be random and can come from any breeding combination!

I was prodding around the office today to try to get the secret for the next show horse but nobody would budge so you guys keep your eyes on the notices coming up in the next few days!

Oh! Don’t forget that your chances of getting a Palomino Show horse or Best In Show Pug is almost up! For all my Club Amaretto friends there will be no Club Amaretto this Saturday because of the Birthday Celebration!

 

So get those party shoes on and watch out for those Birthday horses! Happy breeding and good luck to all!

Barnyard Birds Consumables

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Keeping your Barnyard Birds healthy and happy is real important. They need special things and lots of love, so they can produce you some awesome nests. Below is a list of consumables that your Barnyard Bird needs and will enjoy.

 

 

Barley Bird Diet

 

Barley Bird Diet is the food that keeps your Barnyard Birds healthy and able to breed when its time. Without a source of food the Barnyard Birds will become sick and will need to either eat their way out of starvation or be healed using a Flu Shot. .Remember to set home within range of food

 

**One Barley Bird Diet feeds one Barnyard Bird for 28 days**

 

 

Pet Pellets

 

Do you have Barnyard Birds you want to keep only as pets? If you do then Pet Pellets is the food for you! Pet Pellets will keep your Barnyard Bird healthy not just when they are Seniors but also on those younger birds you simply do Not want to breed. Without a source of food the Barnyard Birds will become sick and will need to either eat their way out of starvation or be healed using a Flu Shot. Be sure to set your Barnyard Bird to Pet Food using their Main menu. Remember to set home within range of food

 

**One Pet Pellets feeds one Barnyard Bird for 28 days**

 

 

Orange Rinds

 

Orange rinds are used to build the vivacity of your Barnyard Bird! These are important as your Barnyard Bird must have 85% or higher vivacity coupled with 100% vigor in order to breed.

 

 

High Potency Seeds

 

High Potency Seeds provide a 10% increase to Vigor. Vigor is important as your Barnyard Bird must have 85% or higher vivacity coupled with 100% vigor in order to breed. This consumable can only be used on a Barnyard Bird once in a 24 hour period.

 

 

Poultry Glow

 

The Poultry Glow provides a 5% increase to Stamina, a 5% increase to Vivacity and a 5% increase to Vigor. This consumable can only be used on a Barnyard Bird once in a 24 hour period.

 

 

Flu Shot

 

If your Barnyard Bird runs out of food, or if you leave it in your inventory it will become sick. Once your Barnyard Bird is sick it will take 4 days for it to eat its way out of sickness, or you can purchase a one-time use Flu Shot that will heal one Barnyard Bird instantly!

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Hello my Amaretto family and faithful breeding community! I hope all you guys are enjoying the Anniversary k9s that came out this week and look forward to the Anniversary Horses that will be coming this next week! But now for a bit more exciting news!

We have had several tickets filled as well and im’s and suggestions on the matter of Myslhorses and Myslk9s.

Well we at Amaretto are proud to let our community know that we are currently in the final phases of taking these websites over.

We realize that our community utilizes these tools and we have plans for a total update of theses websites!

http://myslhorses.com/

http://myslk9s.com/

So the new Myslhorses and MyslK-9s  renewal boards are now out at most of our locations again and we will be providing full support for them. So if you have a issue please log in to the Amaretto Support Site.

I want to encourage all of you who use these tools to continue to use them and that if you haven’t that you give them a try. It is an awesome resource at keep your breeding stock organized and linage easy accessible. So lots of changes in the future coming for Myslhorses and Myslk9s powered by Amaretto!

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YAY IT’s Friday!!!!!!!!! Just want to remind you of our Birthday party/Celebration!! So please read this connection and see what’s “in the stars”.
As many of you know we have a couple of major milestones coming up for Amaretto Ranch Breedables. On August 22, 2012 the Amaretto K-9s will have been on the grid for one year! On September 1, 2012 our Amaretto Horses will have been a Second life staple for 2 whole years now!!
So in typical Amaretto fashion we have some “out of this world” surprises lined up! The first surprise we have lined up is that we are actually going to tell you what a couple of the surprises are!
Beginning on August 20th and ending on August 24th any kennel that drops from your Amaretto K-9s has the chance at being an Amaretto 1st Birthday K-9! These will be random and can come from any breeding combination of K-9s!
Beginning on August 28th and ending on September 1st any bundle that drops from your Amaretto Horses has the chance at being an Amaretto 2nd Birthday Horse! These will be random and can come from any breeding combination!
There will be a combination Birthday party/Celebration for both the K-9s and the Horses on September 1st. We will have a day full of concerts, performers and giveaways that will last from 9am slt to 5pm slt! We will be announcing full details for the “star studded” event soon and as usual don’t worry you will not need to be present in order to win any of the prizes! As I said we will be releasing full details of the Amaretto Celebration 2012 very soon so don’t “space out” mark your calendars for September 1st and help us celebrate!
Hope to see you all there and good luck getting those Birthday Horses & K-9s!

Let’s Slay The Lag Monster!

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Hello everyone today I would just like to mention some helpful tips to help reduce lag on your Sims!

Now I know some of you don’t get the lag spikes that others do but as most people can agree when you have a lot of breedables on the same sim it can begin to lag at times. Well here are some helpful tips to help reduce that lag.

First thing that you can do is to turn off the animations in the horses/K-9′s/Barnyard Birds. This helps reduce lag when you have say 100+ on the same sim as each one runs its own animations and all that animation can cause lag in some cases.

Another thing you can do is to turn off movement. As we all know whenever anything moves the Sim has to keep track of it and if you have a 100+ Horses/K-9′s/Barnyard Birds on the same Sim that’s a lot for the Sim to keep track of.

You can also turn off sounds and this will help reduce the lag but wont have as much effect as Animations and Movement off will.

Now the hover text being turned off wont affect the lag what so ever.

So if your experiencing lag then try some of these steps and it should help the lag on your sim :)

Until Next time Happy Breeding everyone.

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  We’ve had a few changes take place at the Ranch so I thought I would use my blog this week to remind everyone who’s who at Amaretto Ranch!

 

Ranch Owners/Creators of Amaretto Ranch Breedables:

Josaphine Cooperstone

Jaysin Cooperstone

 

The avatars that you will purchase Amaretto Ranch Breedables items from are:

JJ Cerna – Amaretto Horses

Ancient Biscuit – Amaretto K-9s

Mazelina Menna – Amaretto Barnyard Birds

 

The following avatars are your Amaretto Ranch Staff:

 

General Manager/Script Wrangler

Richie Carami

 

Assistant Manager

Jaymee Caproni

 

Executive Secretary

Dakota Delicioso

 

CSR/Production Designer/Web Support

Avalon Crystal

 

CSR/Communication Wranglers

Karrie Woyseck

Maleficent Farshore

 

Script Wrangler

RigelNoir Resident

 

Graphics Wranglers

Chronic Stoneage

Nashville Cortes

 

And hopefully you are all familiar with the bold text of the Group moderators who are in each of the Official Amaretto Ranch Breedables Groups to assist us in answering your questions, these avatars are:

Anaconda Carter

Diamond Holiday

Draco Carpaccio

Lisabella Lane

Marv Sideshow

Trinityskye Zarco

 

If you are not a member of the main Amaretto Ranch Breedables group in world, I encourage you to go to any Amaretto Ranch store and touch the group joiner board and join today! You can always find great conversation, answers to your questions and more often than not receive hugs from our resident pixie! So be sure to join today!!

Until next time, Happy Breeding everyone!

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Hello my Amaretto family and fellow breeding community! I hope all you guys are enjoying those Anniversary k9s that came out yesterday! But now for a bit more exciting news!

We have had several tickets filled as well and im’s and suggestions on the matter of Myslhorses and Myslk9s.

Well we at Amaretto are proud to let our community know that we are currently in the final phases of taking these websites over.

We realize that our community utilizes these tools and we have plans for a total update of theses websites!

http://myslhorses.com/

http://myslk9s.com/

So the new Myslhorses and MyslK-9s  renewal boards are now out at most of our locations again and we will be providing full support for them. So if you have a issue please log in to the Amaretto Support Site.

I want to encourage all of you who use these tools to continue to use them and that if you haven’t that you give them a try. It is an awesome resource at keep your breeding stock organized and linage easy accessible. So lots of changes in the future coming for Myslhorses and Myslk9s powered by Amaretto!