Archive for January, 2015

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

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Kenai Runningbear! I am sure many of you have seen him in the group he is in the group a lot so say a hello to him when you see him. He is always helping out breeders that need help or showing off one of his amazing horses.

Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?
I was born and raised on the East Coast. After seeing Second life while watching an episode of CSI New York I decided to try it out. Shortly after starting in Second life I met the woman I will soon call my wife. We became really good friends then almost 7 years ago we were talking and decided that we should meet outside of Second life. Once we met we realized we were a perfect match. We soon had our first child together and have since had our second child together. Since starting Second life I have had many ventures to include breedable auctioneer and auction house owner.

Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
Amaretto Horses soon to add Dogs and Barnyard Birds.
How did you get started in breedables?
I started breeding bunnies but quickly got tired of them because there wasn’t much I could do with them except feed them. A friend had shown me a horse that she had gotten and said that Amaretto had a cool Breedable horse that you could ride. I went to the Amaretto Store bought some Starters and have been breeding horses ever since. My soon to be wife and I have been fortunate enough to have been with Amaretto since shortly after they started. We have seen first-hand the many changes that have improved the horses to make them what they are today.

Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
No. After being with Amaretto for so long and after trying other breedables on the market I don’t get the enjoyment I do from breeding the Amaretto Horses.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
Confection Horses and trying to make a 24 trait Anniversary Coat and of course the monthly Crazed Coats

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9’s?
Sadly not breeding any dogs at the moment trying to get my horses breeding where I wish them to be then I look forward to breeding dogs and Barnyard Birds.

What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable?
Amaretto Horses of course.

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
My Horses take up a lot of my time but I do like to build when I get a moment

A big thank you to Kenai for taking the time to answer my questions! I have added some pictures of Kenai’s special horses.

Until next week Happy Breeding!

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Spotlight on Amaretto Moderators…. Petr Vanbeeck

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Happy Thursday!  Today’s Spotlight is another installment of my series of blogs dedicated to our wonderful Amaretto group moderators.  This week is all about the moderator we depend on to bring a little testosterone and a whole lot of handsome to the Amaretto groups.

Petr Vanbeeck is the fabulous moderator I am happy to Spotlight.  Petr is a great asset in the groups, watching and helping even while he is actually at work in the real world.  Petr seems to always be watching and doing his best to help any and all that need it.  Here are Petr’s answers to my questions!!

 

*Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?

I live in rural Maine.  I am single.  I work full time at a major cancer research facility.  I also am primary care taker for my mother.

 

*Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?

I currently have Horses and K9s.  I periodically have birds, usually when there is a cute CE come out.  I am a sucker for LEs, SEs and CEs.

 

*How long have you been involved with Amaretto Breedables?

I have been involved with Amaretto since almost the beginning.  I think I got my first starter pack about the middle of October after the Sept 1 Launch in 2010.

 

*How did you get started in breedables? 

Friends were talking about them.  They looked like fun.

 

*Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto? 

Yes.  I have had bunnies, meeroos and breedable pot.

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses? 

Confection horses – GIMME GIMME.  I have a large breeding unit of them.  I bought a female at an auction – paired her with my spun sugar male and first bundle I got Lemon Meringue Pie Eye.  I am hooked on them.  I am also working on getting roached mane and pinned tail on my Belgians.  Belgians are work horses and in RL wouldn’t have LL hairs to get in the way.

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s? 

I am breeding the holiday SEs and my siblings set that are highly null traited.  I am also trying for the crazed dog.

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Birds? 

Currently don’t have any birds.

 

*What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables? 

We like to sail and fly.  We have a home with direct access to the Blake Sea.  If we are not out sailing or roaring around in the powerboat we can be found up in the the Calypso seaplane.  I also have my own clothing store that I am getting back to after neglecting it for some time.

 

*What is it that you enjoy most about being an Amaretto Group Moderator? 

Helping.  I like talking.  Breedables can be confusing and I like helping folks learn about them. 

 

                               

Well there you have it …. Petr is a great guy!  Be sure to say hello to him when you see him in the groups and let him know you enjoyed reading about him in the Spotlight!  Just a reminder to our Amaretto Community, the Amaretto Group Moderators are not privy to any inside Amaretto information, nor are they told things in advance. They are here to help out in our groups and lend a hand when they can.  The moderators have been around a long time and have many suggestions to help when you have issues but if all else fails please file a ticket on our support system and a CSR or a member of Amaretto Staff will assist you!

Below are pictures of Petr’s breeding areas and his handsome selfie!  Until next time happy breeding!!

 

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Let’s get Crazed!!

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Hello everyone, it’s time to announce the next Crazed Coat cause i’m sure you all have been waiting patiently 😉

So what are the Crazed Coats to come in the month of February? Well we have picked the Walker and the Beagle! So from February 5th to March 5th 2015, if you breed ANY Walker coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Walker!! For our K-9 enthusiasts, breed ANY Beagle together and have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Beagle!! That’s it, pretty simple huh? So grab up some of these babies and get ready for another Crazed month of breeding!

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Weekly Review on Auctions!!!

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This week I went to the Nest Egg Market to a Hold Your Horses Drop Auction!If you have not been to a drop auction, you have really missed out on a fun experience!!! There are no podiums at these auctions. If you are wanting to put a breedable up for auction you stand in a line and keep the breedable in your inventory until it is your turn.! These auctions are fast passed and they keep you wondering what is coming up next!

I went to the 6:00 pm Hold your Horses Drop at the Nest Egg Market!
Reygan Lander and Ace Ryder were the Auctioneers for this Auction!
They keep the pace moving and it was loads of fun. Reygans schedule for the Nest Egg is below!

Reygan Landar: ℧ ⒶMARETTO NEST EGG ⒶUCTIONS ℧
I’ll be your Friendly Tour Guide and Auctioneer!!

TUES & THURS –> HOLD YOUR HORSES DROP!!
Find us in the Patron Auction Area!! 6-8 pm

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Ancient%20Isle/197/129/21

SAT K9 Auction 1 PM @ MYPETS – DOGS ONLY!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/myPets/142/173/22

SAT 6 PM!! CLASSIC HORSE AUCTION at
Nest Egg … 1L panels!! Great FUN!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Ancient%20Isle/197/129/21

Here are some pictures from the Auction!

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The Nest Egg has been a breedable market since 2008

and was purchased and still owned by owned by Josaphine Cooperstone in 2009. The Nest Egg has lots of stalls to sell your breedables, and is a high traffic market!

While you are here, don’t forget to visit the Amaretto Horse Store for all your horses needs

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Chinchilla%20Isle/35/217/23

See you at the Auctions!!!!

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s that time again to use my Customer Connection day to introduce you to each of the Amaretto Satellite Store locations! So today I am going to put my weekly focus on Stone Pony Ranch. Stone Pony Ranch is superb little breedable market. It has an Amaretto Ranch Breedable Horse store for all your horse needs. I have included a list of the market owners below:

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The owners at Stone Pony are there to make sure all your breedable questions and needs are answered! This market is an amazing place to shop for your Amaretto horse supplies. They have several auctions each day, paddocks for rent, and bid boards, so get on down to this quaint high-traffic market at this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunrise/144/110/30 and have a look at what Stone Pony Ranch has to offer!

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Amaretto Security!

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Hello everyone! I wanted to take some time and talk to everyone about something you may have seen but hopefully haven’t!

With version 5.0 we implemented many security features. New changes implemented in the food and consumables include when you purchase a product you are given a count.

For example when purchasing a 6 pack of Amaretto Brand Breedable Food, your are given 6 counts, When you set out a food the count is taken away.

What does it mean? Well to be frank we can tell what products you have or haven’t rezzed, how much of each product have been used or not used.

This is what solves the issue of cheating in world, even if you could duplicate or copy bot a product you can not add a count to our servers so it would make the copy useless.

Another thing I want to mention is people who try to tamper with our products, this is not a good idea. We have placed a warning system that will notify the owners, scripters, and mangers of Amaretto when someone does something with our products scripts that they should not.

You will see the following in world:
This incident has been reported! Thank you for breaking Amaretto’s TOS!

We will see a message like this:
An unauthorized user has acquired a non-initialized Consumable.
Owner’s name is Avalon Crystal
The Owner’s key is 0308d115-fd8f-4db4-844c-80ffb3dc5de5
The location is at A Secondlife Sim (186,149,21)

When we receive this message you better believe we will be visiting you in world shortly. I know that these things may seem a little harsh but we will go to very extreme lengths to protect our products, our community, and our breeders!

Anyone we find tampering with our products or trying to exploit the system will banned from Amaretto products, groups, and sims.

Please be aware of the TOS agreement that is in every Amaretto product sold and listed on the wiki.

Remember this will most likely not effect you because you are not going to be doing things with Amaretto products that you should not.

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Well until next time guys happy breeding! This is Ava over and out!

This Weeks Amaretto Breeder Interview

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Happy Friday Everyone! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day.
This week I have chosen Molly Lundquist to interview everyone in the group knows Molly as she is very helpful to all the breeders in the Amaretto Main Group. Thank you Molly for letting me interview you this week.

Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?
I live in New Hampshire, and I read an article about Second Life and decided to see what it was all about. That was almost 8 years ago! I’m still here! LOL

Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
I own just horses now, but I did breed the K9s for a short time.

How did you get started in breedables?
My friend Darling invited me to see her horses, she showed me how they could be ridden, and then she proceeded to give me about 6 horses. After the first few bundles I was hooked!

Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
I bred Meeroos for a while, but decided I liked the horses a lot more because of the interaction.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
I have a few sib sets breeding, with the hopes of getting an Albino. I also have a “White Project” and a “Black Project”

What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable?
It’s a horse, of course, but if I have to pick just one…
I was speechless for a while when I clicked the stats for that bundle. (I know. It’s hard to believe me being speechless)
Coat: Charmed Rainbow Zebra White
Eye: Rainbow Zebra
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
Coat Gleam High
Hair Gleam High
Ankh Branding
Socks Pink
Bridle Pink
Speed Class A
Stamina Class A
What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
I like to wander around the markets to see what other people are breeding. I also do a little building for personal use, and I enjoy shopping. 🙂

I have included some pictures of Molly’s favorite horses.

Until next week Happy Breeding!!

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Spotlight on Amaretto Moderators….Lisabella Lane

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Happy Thursday! Today’s Spotlight is the 3rd installment of my blog dedicated to the wonderful Amaretto group moderators.  This week the lucky moderator in the Spotlight is another one that switches seamlessly between our Multi-language group and the main Amaretto group.

Lisabella Lane is the wonderful moderator I am happy to Spotlight.  Watching Lisa chat and help our Community with any questions or concerns they have while she herself learns new English words she’s never heard makes me smile all the time.  I confess I have taught her a few English sayings that she probably didn’t need to learn but it’s still hilarious to watch her use them!  Lisa I don’t know what we would do without you either!! Here are the answers Lisa gave to my questions!

 

*Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?

My friends call me Lisa and I’m a member of Anonymous Amaretto Addicts (the AAAs). No, back to serious answers: I’m from Germany and one day I just thought, I should see, what SL is. I was just curious. My SL experience started with role play.

 

*Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?

I’m breeding horses, horses and more horses. I have my dogs in kennels at the moment – because I put focus on horses. And then there is Dakota – she is age over 700, an Amaretto Special Edition K-9- Devotion Dalmatian, the guard dog at my land.

 

*How did you get started in breedables?

My first horse was a gift from a friend. That was soon after Amaretto started the horses. And from that friend I got a Black Arabian – Black Arabians were my first big love in Amaretto Breeding. They finally made me a horse addict 😉

 

*Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?

I tried the Mossms, when they were new. And also earlier the Meeroos. But stopped both and concentrated on Amaretto

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?

You don’t really want to know the complete list 😉  There is a gold/yellow project based on the new wings and horns on Molten Roan Gold, a silver/purple project, there are my Rainbows, Zodiac horse, Confection horse and Elemental horse breeding. I love to do All WHITEs, Oranges, Greens, Blues, Reds, Yellows and Purples. Then there is a group of Candy and one for Snowflake. And I like the following that are my own creation: the Flor de Pascua/Poinsettia horse – based on Black Coat with red and green traits, like the Poinsettia flower colors.

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s?

My last project were the Rainbow Dawilds

 

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Birds?

No project at the moment

 

*What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?

Most of my time I spend chatting – in chat or with friends. And strolling over horse markets – what most AAAs do 😉

 

*What is it that you enjoy most about being an Amaretto Group Moderator?

It is the close contact with breeders’ community, and I learn something new every day – in breeding and also in language.

 

Hopefully you all learned a little more about the super sweet Lisabella!  Be sure to say hello when you see her in the groups.  Just a reminder to our Amaretto Community, the Amaretto Group Moderators are not privy to any inside Amaretto information, nor are they told things in advance. They are here to help out in our groups and lend a hand when they can.  The moderators have been around a long time and have many suggestions to help when you have issues but if all else fails please file a ticket on our support system and a CSR or a member of Amaretto Staff will assist you!

 

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“I Have a Dream”

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Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday!
I wanted to clear up any questions that you may have had yesterday about an certain eye that wasn’t seen until yesterday!

Announcing to you the I Have a Dream eye in celebration on MLK Day 2015!
It started at 12:01 AM SLT on Monday January 19,2015 and lasted until 11:59 PM!

Any breeding of any Amaretto Breedable as long as it was latest current version had a random chance to pass this to their offspring.

This eye DOES have the ability to pass.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

Read more about MLK and MLK Day here:

http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service/about-dr-king-and-mlk-day

We should all take the time to ask ourselves this important question.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

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Hiya everyone! Last week I thought it would be a great idea to use my Customer Connection day to introduce you to the Amaretto Satellite Store locations! So today I am going to put my weekly focus on Sweetflowers Breedables. Sweetflowers is an absolutely amazing market. It has Amaretto Ranch Breedable Horse, K9, and Barnyard Bird stores for your convenience. I have included a list of the market owners and managers below:

Owner :

Benny Spingflower

Managers:

Angie Jacobus

Bea Halsey

Stephi Juliesse

The owner and managers at Sweetflowers Breedables are there to make sure all your questions and needs are answered! This market is a one stop place to shop for all Amaretto horse, k9, and Barnyard Bird lovers. They have auctions, paddocks for rent, and bid boards, so get on down to this wonderful market at this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweetflower/65/49/21 and have a look at what Sweetflowers Breedable Market has to offer!

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