Archive for November, 2012

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Happy Friday! November has been a great month here at Amaretto, but December is just jam-packed with awesome events! We have Club Amaretto coming tomorrow, hope to see you out there “shaking your groove thang” but don’t party too hard cause you need to be up and ready for the Amaretto Ranch University Graduation! That’s going to be lots of fun! You can see the new calendars with the classes for next month at the University as well as the calendar with all the amazing events coming in the month of December at the links below!

You can always find what classes are coming up on this link:
http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/ARUCalendar

You can find what events are coming up on this link: 

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/calendar

Mark your calendars and I hope to see you all out at the events! Until next time, Happy Breeding everyone!

Protecting Yourself From Griefers!

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There have been some issues with a griefer lately which involves  clicking a link and your account getting hacked. I just wanted to let you know how this new scam works and I also wanted to give out a few tips about protecting yourself from these kinds of griefers and thieves.

This is how this recent scam works…

1. Hacker hacks your acct.

2. They do a buddy conference

3. Post a URL that looks like the market place

4. it says “marcketplace.altervista” in the URL

5. The page looks like the SL Marketplace log in

6. You’re friends log in using SL username & password

7. Hacker has their INFO

8. They log in, is knocked offline

9. They have time to change their email address

10. They take control of their account then

11. And it keeps going ….

 

Tips on keeping you and your account safe…

1.) DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING, no links, don’t accept objects, etc.

 

2.) Always pay attention to who is giving you things. If you don’t know them don’t wear it… only rez it. If it asks you to give it debit permissions DECLINE IT!!!! Then delete it and purge it from your inventory.

 

3.) When dealing with Amaretto products they are no modify, no copy, no transfer. They can only be purchased from an Amaretto store and Marketplace or be given by one of the three Amaretto Business Avatars JJ Cerna, Ancient Biscuit, and Mazelina Menna. Any other avatar trying to give out Amaretto Products (other than animals of course) is a griefer or copybotter. Real Amaretto products will never ask for debt permissions!!!!

 

I hope this helps you all.

Jaymee 🙂

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Happy Hump Day Everyone!!! Hope you all are doing great! Well Amaretto has some great news today!!
Everyone has been waiting to know what the next month’s Show horse for December is, well the wait is over!
This December’s Show horse is Chimera Brindle Show Horse!! Now you gonna ask How do i get these? Well simple really just breed two chimera’s together any color has a chance of getting a Show Horse Chimera! So when is all this happening on December 5th 2012 at midnight?
OK! So now you want to know what will pass right. The coat “Does Not Pass” but they can pass the eyes!
The chance of getting a Chimera Brindle Show Horse ends on January 4th 2013 at 11:59pm sl time .So Good luck to you all for December!

OH Yeah! Got more good news I was about to forget! December’s Best in Show K-9 is Jack Russell. So how do I get these? Breeding two Jack Russell’s any color together you have a chance of getting the Best in Show Jack Russell K-9
This also will begin on December 5th at midnight SL time
The Best in Show Jack Russell has a chance of passing the eye and the collar.

Now don’t forget!!! All this is starting on December 5th at midnight and Ending on January 4th at 11:59 sl time .

Good luck!!!! Happy breeding!!

Congratulations Graduates!

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend and got lots of goodies to gobble up! I hope that all of you got a Gobble Horse or a Happy Thanksgiving K-9 !

So I know TM showed you guys where the graduation would be held at but, I thought I would shed a little more light on when exactly the graduation will be!

I double checked the stage to make sure everything was in order! I also tried on my cap and gown and I think I look pretty smart! What do you guys think?

Also I will be sending out the invites to everyone, you can share with your friends, family, and fellow breeders! All the graduates have been contacted but there is still time for you to participate in the graduation ceremony if you have completed all classes! Just drop a nc in the mailbox in the courtyard, named graduation application if you have finished all your classes!

So now the moment we have all been waiting for!
I am proud to announce the very first graduating class of A.R.U.

The following will be graduating on Sunday December 2, 2012 at 1 PM SLT! You guys are all invited to come watch and join in on the party afterwards!!

Draco Carpaccio
Trinityskye Zarco
Demonessa Afterthought
Ayanna (mastersgirl.idlemind)
Dancer Greenfield
KittenJen

Congratulations graduates you have earned it! I hope to see you all there, if you have any questions about the A.R.U. Graduation please contact Avalon Crystal!
Happy breeding everyone this is Ava, over and out!

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Hello everyone today I would like to share some pictures of the upcoming ARU Graduation ceremony!

First off is a picture of the grand Ceremony Hall!

aint  it awesome 🙂

Next is the entry to the hall with the waiting area for all you impatient waiters!

Now we move on to the main event the ceremony stage itself!

And then once its all said and done its time to PARTY!!!!

Now remember there are a few requirements that are needed to graduate from ARU and they are:

1. Be sure you have registered for the ARU Website

(see this blog for information on how to register http://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=3977 )

2. Be sure you have attended all ARU classes and turned in notecards for attendance

3. Create a Notecard

4. Name the Notecard –Application For Graduation (Your Full SL name)

5. Visit the ARU sim and drop your application for graduation in the mail box in the courtyard
Once she receives your notecard, your class attendance will be verified through our website. (make sure you register!) If you have all your classes and your application is accepted you will be contacted in world.

 

Now hurry and get those applications in and we will see you there!

Message from Mal

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Lets start with the first important item….

 

I need more entries for the race on Tuesday 27, 4pm slt in the following divisions:

 

Class S

Class A

Class B

 

I will be accepting entries in those division till Monday 26th at noon slt, so get those entries in

 

Now the next important item

 

Wednesday November the 28th there will be an AMOC meeting at Boomtown 4pm slt

 

AMOC stands for Amaretto Market Owners Coalition.

 

~Amaretto Market Owners Coalition~ is to keep the market owners and breeders together and hopefully promote some stabilization of the Secondary Market. Joining this group is by invitation only so if you know of a market owner or a breeder who supports Amaretto products that has not been invited to this group please contact a member of the Amaretto Team and let us know so we can invite them

 

These meetings are held monthly and the chat from the meetings are always uploaded at this site below in case you have to miss it

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=AMOC

 

Come out and share your ideas and views.

 

Hope to see each of you at the Races and the meeting

Are you plugged in?

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TGIF! I am even more thankful that it is Friday this week because that means we all survived T-Day! I was thinking how much different things are during the holidays now that everyone is so “plugged in”. If I had a dollar for each time I had to tell someone to put their phone down at the dinner table, I could retire a rich woman! But this brings me to the many ways you can stay “plugged in” to all things Amaretto! We offer many different ways but today we should talk about the Amaretto Ranch Breedables Social Network, Twitter and Facebook.

The Amaretto Ranch Breedables Social Network can be found at

http://amarettobreedables.com/

There is no shortage of things you can do at our Social Network. Some of the things you will find at our website are

Announcements
Events
Advertising
Q&As
Albums
Groups
ARU Website
Blogs
Forums
Help
Support
Connections
Shop
Not to mention it’s a great place to meet and interact with some of your fellow Amaretto community members.

Announcements

This area is found directly on the main page of our website in a panel of its own to the top right of the website. Here you will find the latest announcements and important goings on from Amaretto Ranch Breedables.

Events

Got a special event planned? This is the section for you! Post your events and check out events happening around the Second Life grid as it relates to Amaretto Ranch. You will find all the events that Amaretto does each month listed in this section.
Advertising

This area is for those who are interested in advertising their stores, markets, auctions and more throughout the pages of our website. The Amaretto Ranch Breedables website receives hundreds of viewers a day for a variety of reasons. Rest assured this is a great way to draw on a Second Life breedable audience.

Some of the benefits advertising on our website can provide are

– Promote to your target customers
– Connect with your potential customers
– Target your ads and choose your audience
– Expressive text and image based ads ensure more clicks and attention to your ads
– Engage customers and deepen relationships
– Promote your business, interest, or anything you like
– Create your custom ad for promotion or promote your own content on this site
– Use our “Like” button to increase the influence of your content’s ad
– Manage your budget
– Pay for ad clicks, views or days
– Pay exactly for what you get

Q&A

This section is great to get your questions answered. Just as the section suggests

Albums

Our community LOVES to post photos of their prized breedables, the bloopers, special events and new breedables being born from the latest updates. If photos are your thing then this is the section for you. Create, upload and manage your very own breedable photo albums here.

Groups

If you have a special interest or would like to create your own….Groups is the section for you! Here targeted groups of people create and participate in group style topics that range from Specialty Breedables to the rare and hard to find.

 
ARU Website

This is the spot you can find out about all the classes offered at the Amaretto Ranch University or ARU. For those of you attending classes at the University this is the site where you can keep up with all the classes you have taken already and the ones that you need to take in order to qualify for graduation.

Blogs

The blog section is used by the Amaretto Ranch Breedables staff to get important messages out into the community. Some things covered here are

Introducing Single Starter Pack……
How to protect yourself in SL
Are you in the right Amaretto Group?

And more! Please check this section often for important blogs from Amaretto Ranch Breedables

Forums

Amaretto Ranch Breedables Social Network offers Forums that range in a variety of topics. Can’t find the topic you’re looking for? Go ahead and create your very own. I would like to mention that often people use this area to advertise their “For Sale” breedable. We have sections that cover Amaretto Horses, Amaretto K-9s and Amaretto Barnyard Birds.

 
Help

This may well be the most important section you’ll ever look at! In the Help section you will find links to the Wiki Manuals for all the Amaretto Ranch Breedables along with How –to Videos. The answers to most all your questions can be found here!

Support

Sometimes we encounter issues with our breedables, or maybe you just want to submit a suggestion, well this is the section you will need. The Support section is where all communication with Amaretto CSR’s takes place and where you can submit tickets for issues and suggestions.

Connections

That’s what you are reading right this minute! Amaretto Ranch Breedables CSRs do daily connections. This is the section to view current and past Connections. There is LOADS of useful information located here. Find out the entire goings on at Amaretto Ranch Breedables here.

Shop

Did someone say shopping? This section is where you will find Amaretto merchandise that you can have whenever you log into RL. With the holidays right around the corner you should definitely have a look here for some of your gifts!

 

These are just some of the things that you will find and can do at that Amaretto Ranch Breedables Social Network.

By now everyone has heard of or is already using Facebook and Twitter. Amaretto Ranch Breedables has its own place on both networks.

Facebook fan page here

http://www.facebook.com/AmarettoRanch

Twitter fan page here

https://twitter.com/#!/AmarettoRanch

Sometimes we give special little updates there that you just might not see in world. So be sure to add us to your Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Well horsefeathers I know I’m forgetting something. Oh I know I should also remind you that our wonderful group moderators in the Amaretto groups are also a wonderful source of information and humour. They exist on a steady diet of crazy flakes and cookies! So until next time stay plugged in and Happy Breeding everyone!

Can you feel it? It’s in the air…

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Winter is quickly approaching! It’s time for scarves and beanies, gloves and snow boots! If you wander through the Amaretto sims you will notice they have been magically transformed into winter wonderlands! Winter is an amazing time of year! From the building of snowmen, snowball fights, ice skating, and skiing! And, oh man, the food of the holidays…. Eating so much turkey we fall asleep right where we sit, mmm the hot chocolate with marshmallows, and homemade ginger bread cookies. I myself will never forget my mom’s homemade goodies she makes every year! Lemon bars, fudge, and buckeyes!! We at Amaretto love winter time and the togetherness of family and friends. Amaretto has some whimsical things planned for this holiday season! So start up those fireplaces, cuddle up next to your loved ones, and keep your eyes and ears open for some exciting news coming this winter! Until Next Time……

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Well Thanksgiving is almost here and I would like  to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  Before you know it Christmas will be here, it is right around the corner.  That just means it’s getting cold outside and winter is almost here!

Well what better way to get them pounds off after Thanksgiving then skating. LOL

Amaretto is having an Ice Skating event on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00am Sl time.  DJ Dakota will be streaming the tunes. So get them skates on an join Amaretto for a freezing good time!

 

Remember starting today any bundles born from your horses between 12:01 AM SLT November 21st to 11:59 PM SLT on November 25th have a chance of giving you a Gobble Horse, the only requirement is that your horses be the most current version.  Any kennels born from your K-9s that are most current version give you a chance at birthing a Happy Thanksgiving 2012 K-9 during this time.

 

I can also let everyone know now that the Gobble Horse has the ability to pass:

Wild Hair: Wild Turkey Rainbow

Wild Hair: Wild Turkey

AND

Wing: Wild Turkey Rainbow!

Wing: Wild Turkey

From the Happy Thanksgiving 2012 K9 the Collar: Fall Leaves has the ability to pass!  So good luck and Happy Breeding everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 K9, Collar: Fall Leaves

Gobble Horse, Wild Turkey Rainbow Wing and Wild Hair Wild Turkey Rainbow

Gobble Horse with Wild Turkey Wing and Wild Hair Wild Turkey

Thanksgiving is usually for the birds…….

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Thanksgiving is usually for the birds, many of us in the United States are already prepping and preparing our menus for the Thursday. Here at Amaretto I have noticed a buzz with all those winged horses roaming around. Ive been keeping an eye out on them since they have arrived, they are a little standoffish since they became the 20th trait. Seems I can’t keep them away from the Memorable Haven Horses and Haven Horse Darkness, Im not sure what that is all about.
I was more concerned with the Barnyard Birds protesting since we like to eat their distant relatives the turkey on Thanksgiving. The Barnyard Birds were unusually quiet I mean usually I hear them out there just clucking around most of the time. I thought I better go check on them and make sure they aren’t up to any funny business. Everything seemed normal there as I continued on my walk through at the Amaretto Ranch I heard a wild turkey noise. As I rounded the corner I saw a very strange rainbow turkey fly away from the horse pasture, as it flew away it had left something over in the bundles area.
All the horses in the pasture were gathering around a bundle, I wasn’t sure what to make of this so I birthed it! You wont believe what happened next the cutest horse was born but something was definitely odd about this horse it looked like it had feathers and has the most interesting wings, nothing like a horse we are used to seeing. Then the horse took a step back and let out a big gobble sound! Then I knew what happened that wild turkey had done something to the bundles! I didn’t know how I was going to explain this to Josaphine I mean she leaves me in charge of the ranch and look what happens! I had to think fast, just as I was going over in my mind how I could explain this gobble horse to her, I heard the K-9s barking and yelping. Thats when I knew the wild turkey had visited the k-9s too. I just knew this had to be revenge for all the years of eating turkey on thanksgiving! When I reached the kennels I saw they had fallen victim to the same fate that the horses did. I birthed the kennel and to my surprise a very strange orange k9 was born. I knew I was in trouble now, so I got the gobble horse and the Thanksgiving K-9 and headed to my home and hid them within my heard. I sure hope that Mrs. Jospahine doesn’t find out or ill be in trouble for sure.
 Well I do hope all of you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving and keep an eye out for wild turkeys visiting your breeding stocks from 12:01 AM SLT November 21st to 11:59 PM SLT on November 25th. Whatever you do please don’t tell Mrs. Josaphine what happened! Happy breeding everyone Ava over and out!