Archive for January, 2014

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Happy Friday Everyone!! Hope you’re all having a good breeding day!

Today I wanted to talk to you today about the Amaretto Museum located on the ARU sim. Yes I know this is where we have classes, but did you know we also have many of the older and newer breedables in the Amaretto Museum. They are on display if you would like to visit and see them.
The University sim itself is beautiful but the Museum is so much fun to walk thru and remember back to all the different Amaretto Horses that have been released since September 2010 when Amaretto took the grid by storm! If that’s not enough to take in please don’t forget to walk around the K-9 and Barnyard Bird areas, you’re sure to find some cute breedables there too!
I like to go to the Museum and look at all the Amaretto Horses there and then go out into the community and look around. It’s fun to see just what you guys have done with the traits to make each of the horses look so unique and fun! It’s also great to see the way the different coats look with various traits.
So take the time to go check out the Amaretto Museum then go walk around the Breedable markets and let your imagination run wild!
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Happy Breeding Everyone!

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Tips & Tricks

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Happy Thursday everyone!  Hope you’re all having a great breeding week!  Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people in the group having issues getting their horses to breed.  All the stats are the way they should be and it appears they are ready to do the deed yet you wait and wait and nothing happens.  I thought I would share with you today some of my tips for getting them to breed.

First put on some Barry White, laughs although I’ve heard tales that the horses are big fans I’m only teasing.

  1.  First thing I always do is check all the stats.  More times than I care to tell you I’ve tried to mate 2 females or 2 males together.  So be sure they are 1 of each gender and then check all their stats make sure they’re set to the right group, make sure they are the same version, see what their range is and double check that they are really 100% fervor.  Happiness or energy doesn’t matter after they reach 100% fervor as long as they are awake.
  2. Now you’ve checked all that and everything looks good.  If they are paired go ahead and move them away from all your other horses to a private spot where they can be alone and then break the pairing on both of them.
  3. Once the pairing is broke I usually let them sit there together for a few minutes and see if they breed.  If they still don’t want to do the deed then I will turn their movement on let them walk around.
  4. You can pass them to a trusted friend and have them try to get them to breed if they still aren’t cooperating.  I’ve also found that sometimes they just want a change of scenery and taking them to a new sim will help move things along.
  5. Sometimes they want some privacy and I have to leave my sim and give them some time alone and then they work things out and finally breed.

 

Hopefully these easy tips will help if you have some stubborn horses refusing to breed with one another.

Until next week, Happy Breeding everyone!

 

 

 

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Valentines’ Breedable Costume Contest

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Valentines Day is soon approaching, with lots of love and cupids in the air, so today I want to let everyone know that we are having a Valentines Breedable Costume Contest!!! Mark your calendars for February 11th at 3:00 pm (slt). The contest will be in the center area of the Amaretto Race Track at Boomtown. Set up will begin on February 6th after 2:00 pm (slt)

There will be awesome prizes for the Top 3 winners!!!

Rules:

 

1.Valentine Themed- Dress your breedables up for valentines!

2. Have fun with being creative!

3. Area size limit of 14×14 Each space will have a platform pre-set out

4. Must stay under 500 prims.

5. Food will be set out starting on the 6th

Please send in your entry notecards to Maleficent Farshore as soon as possible to get your spot in the contest.

 

Even if you don’t want to enter, mark this event on your calendar and come check out all the awesome displays, and vote for your favorite one.

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Twist it up!

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Lets Twist it up again and this time we are combining the Shetland and Appaloosa!! From February 5th 2014 until March 5th 2014 you can breed any color of Shetland and any color of Appaloosa together and you have the chance of discovering a brand new coat designed especially for the Twist called Shetaloosa! The difference between the Twist horses and the Show horses is the coats you discover each month will have the ability to pass! Of course each will also come with a very cool twist eye that will pass as well. So just to be clear you need to breed one Shetland of any color and one Appaloosa of any color together in order to have a chance at getting one of the brand new Shetaloosa!

Let’s not forget our twist K-9, from February 5th 2014 until March 5th 2014 If you breed any color Husky with any color Pug together you have the chance of discovering a brand new coat designed especially for the Twist called Hug! The difference between the Twist K-9s and the Best in Show K-9s is the coats you discover each month will have the ability to pass! Of course each will also come with a very cool twist eye and collar that will pass as well. So just to be clear you need to breed any color Husky with any color Pug in order to have a chance at getting one of the brand new Hugs!

Have fun and Happy Breeding!

Get Those Pregnancy Boosters!

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Happy Monday everyone! Don’t you hate waiting for that last 5% of pregnancy to finish or standing there staring at a 99% pregnant horse or K9 waiting for that 1% to finish?! Well Amaretto has a solution to your problem… the pregnancy booster! We have 1% and 5% pregnancy boosters available for horses and K9s. Below I will show you what the pregnancy boosters look like and how to use them.

Amaretto Brand Horse Pregnancy Booster

  • TO BE USED ON PREGNANT FEMALES ONLY

The one time use pregnancy booster will increase the horse’s pregnancy by 1% or 5% depending on which you purchase.

1. Open boxed Amaretto Brand Pregnancy Booster and rez next to the horse you wish to boost the pregnancy.

2. Click the horse and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Preg Boost from the options on the menu and click it. Once the horses stats have been updated the Amaretto Brand Pregnancy Booster bottle will disappear.

  • This consumable can only be used once per pregnancy

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Amaretto Brand K9 Pregnancy Booster

  • TO BE USED ON PREGNANT K9 FEMALES ONLY

The one time use pregnancy booster will increase the K9s pregnancy by 1% or 5% depending on which you purchase..

1. Open boxed Amaretto Brand K9 Pregnancy Booster and rez next to the K9 you wish to boost the pregnancy.

2. Click the K9 and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Preg Boost from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the K9s stats have been updated the Amaretto Brand K9 Pregnancy Booster pacifier will disappear.

  • This consumable can only be used once per pregnancy

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These pregnancy boosters are convenient and save a lot of time and stress while waiting for those amazing bundles or kennels to drop! So get on down to an Amaretto horse or K9 store and get you some of these pregnancy boosters!

I use my G.P.S. do you?

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Hello? Anyone out there? Oh! There you are! Hope your having a lazy Sunday! I wanted to take a few moments to talk to you guys about something I use everyday on my Amaretto Breedables!

The Global Pony Settings Barrel aka G.P.S
The Amaretto G.P.S. (Global Pony Settings) is a tool that will change the settings on all your Horses on one sim all at one time!!

So you don’t want to have animations on? The horse sounds driving you nuts? Well you can use the G.P.S to change all of the following setting on all horses on a sim in just a few clicks!!!

Movement
Animations
Text
Sounds
Range
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I know when i am birthing bundles, or moving horses I use the G.P.S.  to reset homes and turn off movement. Or even when setting up my horses at a market using the G.P.S. ensures my sounds and movement is off on every horse I rez out without me clicking all of them.

The G.P.S. is even built right into the Horse Hud! You can just wear the hud and use the G.P.S. just like you would if you had the barrel rezzed out on your land.

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We also have the following for the K-9s Global Pup Settings Hydrant
This works the same way as the Global Pony Settings Barrel does!
Follow these simple instructions to use your G.P.S.

1. Click the G.P.S. Hydrant Updater.
2. Pick your Settings one at a time.
Movement
Animations
Text
Sounds
Range
3. Hit Activate

You fill see the text flash on all K-9s on the sim so you will know all the settings have been changed on every k-9 on the sim.

Last but not least the Amaretto Barnyard Birds have the Global Peck’n Sort. This G.P.S. works the same as the other 2.
So the day of clicking tens or hundreds of Horses, K-9s, or Barnyard Birds is gone.

I hope that you guys are utilizing these tools to manage your breedables because I know that it saves a lot of time for me.
If you want to learn more about any of the G.P.S. features or how it works please attend the classes on the G.P.S.  at ARU!

Remember you can pick up all 3 G.P.S.’s at all amaretto locations!

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This is Ava over and out Happy Breeding everyone!!

Breeding an Pairing Amaretto Horses

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Happy Friday Everyone! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day!

Today I would like to talk about breeding an pairing your Amaretto Horses.

Now choose 2 horses that your wish to pair each other to.
First make sure they are male and female.
Second make sure they are the same version.
Third make sure they are both 7 days or older in age.
Fourth make sure they are not sleeping.
Now if you have checked all this lets pair 2 horses.

You would first click on one of the horses you wish to pair.
You decided to choose Tom and Mary they are special horses,
Ok first you would click on Tom.

On the main menu you will see breeding click on that tab.

When it opens you will see pairing click on that tab in local it will ask you to say the name of the horse you wish to pair to.

Example: You want to pair it to Mary in local chat you would type in the name Mary

You will get a drop down menu asking you to confirm or cancel you will choose confirm.

When they are paired in local you will see something like this
Tom is now paired with Mary.

The hover text above the paired horses will change to show the pairing.
Pairing will automatically be broken once they breed.

Now you have paired 2 horses together they will only breed to each other.

Now let’s talk a little about the conditions of breeding horses.
1. They both must be the same version.
2. They need to be at least 7 days old or more to breed together.
3. They need to have fervor at 100%, the fervor begins to rise after they are 7 and the happiness is over 75%.

So until next week Happy Breeding Everyone!!!

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Frat Party today at ARU!

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Wow does Amaretto know how to throw a party or what!  We just wrapped up our first ARU Frat party and it was a fantastic party!  Lots of you came out and played the sploder and danced with us!  We surprised all the attendees with ARU Letterman Jackets that you can all wear and show your school spirit!  I’m hoping all the fun that was had at the party inspires more of you to join us and start attending the classes at ARU they’re super short and really informative!

I’m including pictures so that everyone can see all the fun that was had at the party and get a look at the awesome ARU Jackets given out!  Our event calendars are posted on the website at the beginning of each new month so be sure to check them often and come out and join us for the great times we have!

Until next time, Happy breeding everyone!

 

 

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Aphrodisiacs !!!!

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Sometimes our breedables need just a little help getting in the mood too. Well did you know that Amaretto sells products that will help that awesome breedable get in that romantic mood a lot faster? Well today I’m going to tell you what they are, and what they will do to help each type of breedable that you have…

 

Horses:

 

Amaretto has two products that really increase the fervor on your horses.

 

The Passion Pill- this pill will increase one of your horse’s fervor by 10%.This pill can only be used on a horse ONCE in a 24 hour period.

 

Passion Pills come in the following pack sizes

 

Single Pack

Five Pack

Twenty Pack

 

The Amaretto Cocktail- This cocktail will increase energy, happiness and fervor by 5% and decrease nourishment by 5%.This cocktail can only be used on a horse ONCE in a 24 hour period

 

Amaretto Cocktails come in the following pack sizes

 

Single Pack

Five Pack

 

It is possible for a 0 day old horse to have 15% fervor!

You can start using these two booster right after the horse is born, so in fact, it is possible to have your horses 100% fervor by the time they are 7 days old.

 

Below is a picture of the products, and you can purchase them at all Amaretto Horse Stores.

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K-9’s

 

Amaretto also has two products that will increase the heat on your K-9’s

 

The Puppy Love Pill- This pill will increase one of your K-9’s heat by 10%. This pill can only be used on a K-9 once in a 24 hour period

 

Puppy Love Pills come in the following pack sizes

 

Single Pack

Five Pack

Twenty Pack

 

The Mega Woof Vitamins- These vitamins will increase energy, happiness and heat by 5% and decrease hunger and thirst by 5%. The vitamins can only be used on a K-9 once in a 24 hour period

 

Mega Woof Vitamins come in the following pack sizes

 

Single Pack

Five Pack

 

It is possible for a 0 day old K-9 to have 15% heat!

You can start using these two booster right after the K-9 is born, so in fact, it is possible to have your K-9’s 100% heat by the time that they are 7 days old.

 

Below is a picture of the products, and you can purchase them at all Amaretto K-9 Stores.

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Barnyard Birds

 

Amaretto also has two products that will increase the vigor on your Barnyard Birds.

 

The High Potency Seeds-These seeds provide a 10% increase to Vigor. These seeds can only be used on a Barnyard Bird once in a 24 hour period.

 

High Potency Seeds come in the following pack sizes:

Single pack

Six pack

Twelve Pack

 

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

 

Poultry Glow comes in the following pack sizes:

 

Single pack

Six pack

 

It is possible for a 0 day old Barnyard Bird to have 15% vigor! You can start using these two booster right after the Barnyard Bird is born, so in fact, it is possible to have your Barnyard Bird’s 100% vigor by the time that they are 7 days old.

 

Below is a picture of the products, and you can purchase them at all Amaretto Barnyard Bird Stores.

 

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Keep Calm its just Tuesday!

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Hey everyone its a great Tuesday here at Amaretto! We have got lots of exciting things going on, lots of work that is for sure!

We had some fun and played trivia in the main group today congrats to the following winners who received a Trivia Prize pack!

 

ℬợηε (serbon.cobalt)
ⓈtarrⒷaby ⒸlarringtoⓃ (starrlina.lionheart)
єレ Ðⅈσѕ ℭяσиσѕ (eldioscronos.amaterasu)
Kandi Mubble
TTky1017
KittenJen
Stephi Juliesse

If you weren’t a winner for trivia you can still win a great Amaretto Prize pack! How you ask? By entering a photo in the photo of the week contest I will choose a winner tomorrow. All you have to do is drop your photo notecard in the camera at any Amaretto Main location!

Well guys keep on keeping on and keep your eyes out for some sweet surprises! Happy breeding this is Ava over and out!

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