Archive for June, 2015

Take A Look At July’s Events!!

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Happy Happy Monday!! Can you believe it is almost July?! This year is flying by quickly! Today I wanted to take a moment to share with you all of the exciting events we at Amaretto have planned for you for the month of July.

July 3rd @ 10am through 5th @ 4pm – The 3rd AMOC Beauty Contest

July 8th @ 11am- Fishing with Miss Karrie

July 9th @ 11am- Amaretto Orientation

July 11th @ 3pm- AMOC Dog Show

July 15th @ 3pm- Amaretto Shoot Out with Miss Maleficent

July 16th @ 11am- Amaretto Orientation

July 17th @ 11am and 3pm- AMOC General Meeting

July 23rd @ 11am- Amaretto Orientation

July 24th @ 4pm- Summer Breedable Costume Contest

July 25th @ 3pm- AMOC Race

July 29th @ 11am- Community Meeting

July 30th @ 11am- Amaretto Orientation

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Also, don’t forget about the ARU classes!! They are an awesome way to get some great information and meet some awesome fellow breeders!!

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I hope everyone has a fun filled July!!

Happy breeding everyone! Until next time………..

July’s Crazed Coat Announced!!!

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Good afternoon everyone! I know you guys are all sitting on pins and needles to find out what the next Crazed Coats are! Well I tried to conference call JJ Cerna and Ancient Biscuit but they wouldn’t answer! So sadly I don’t have any news to report 🙁

 

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AH gotcha! Im just kidding! I am happy to announce the next crazed coat is……………… drum roll please.

From July 5, 2015 to August 5, 2015, if you breed ANY Roan coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Roan!! Remember these all come with a gorgeous new eye that has the ability to pass.

Here is a link to check out all Roans: http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Roan and http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Roan_Showhorse

Don’t think I forgot my K-9 Breeders!

From July 5, 2015 to August 5, 2015, if you breed ANY Miniature Schnauzer coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Miniature Schnauzer!! Remember these all come with a beautiful new eye and collar that has the ability to pass.

Here is a link  to the Miniature Schnauzers: http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=(Single_Color)_Miniature_Schnauzer  and http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=(2_Color)_Miniature_Schnauzer and http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=2014_Special_Edition_Fall_K-9 and Amaretto Retro Edition K-9 2011- Santa Paws and Amaretto Special Edition K9- Santa Paws and http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Blanco_Miniature_Schnauzer and http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Best_in_Show_Schnauzer
So getting to searching those inventories and stock for those Roans and Miniature Schnauzers! They are sure to be a colorful delight! Don’t forget to pick up your Independence Day LE, SE, and CE’s! Hope you guys are ready for the 25th trait!!!
This is Ava over and out! Happy Breeding to my Amaretto Family!

Summer Fest Auction Winners!

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Its a Super Saturday here at Amaretto and I wanted to take a moment to recap the auction that we had at Summer Fest yesterday!

The Items that were up for bid and their winners are:
Create your own Barnyard Bird Leg: Winner Duckkula
Create your own Horse Branding: Winner Sera Renfew
K-9 OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness: Winner Eve Greymoon
Create your own Horse Eye: Winner Sedan7777 Resident
25 Pack of Pertual Puppy’s: Winner Eve Greymoon
BYB OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness: Winner Lisabella Lane
25 Pack of Beloved Birds: Winner Felicia Lefevre
Create your own K-9 Collar: Winner Eve Greymoon
(Horse) OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness : Winner Duckkula
Create your own K-9 Eye: Winner Eve Greymoon
25 Pack of Forever Foals: Winner Eve Greymoon
Create your own Barnyard Bird Eye: Winner Snookiegirl
Create your own K-9 Coat: Winner Eve Greymoon
Create your own Horse Coat: Winner Duckkula
Create your own Barnyard Bird Breed: Winner Juggalo Foehammer
K-9 OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath: Winner Eve Greymoon
BYB OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath: Winner xxManstonxx Resident
Horse OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath Eye: Rage Duckkula

 

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Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who came out and survived listening to me for over 2 hours! I always have fun with the Amaretto Community. A big shout out to Marco and Duckula for the fantastic bidding they did on the last horse. I can not wait to see what creative things our winners will come up with it sure will be exciting to see!

Don’t forget that we have a farewell party at the Summer Fest sim Sunday at 5 PM! Thats if you can stand listening to me some more. LOL!
Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Interview with an Amaretto Breeder

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

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Patrica Ragu ,so if you see Patrica in the Amaretto Groups please give her a big hello . She is in the group helping out when needed or posting some of her special Amaretto Breedables.

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

Born and Raised in Germany , Moved to Texas .My Husband Joined Second Life before I did.I seen how much fun it was I decided to give it a try and 7 years later I am still here enjoying it.

Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
Amaretto Horses and K9,s

How did you get started in breedables?
I love Horses and cant have any in RL, so once I heard about the Amaretto horses I went to the main store in 2010 got me a starter pack and been breeding ever since.Then the K9,s came along and I had to have those as well, I love the different projects I can do with the horses and dogs.

*Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
Yes some Dwarfins

*What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
Working on the Sizzling Red Walkers , putting all red Traits on them. Red Saddle, Bridle , Socks and Red Velvet Wing.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s ?
Just started a new project, working blue Traits on too black and blue Staffies
What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable ?
I don’t have a favorite Amaretto Breedable ,I like them all as each has a special meaning.

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
I love dancing , going exploring , and shopping.

Thank you Patrica for letting me interview you this week.
I am including some of Patricas favorite Amaretto Breedables

Until next week Happy Breeding !!!

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Spotlight on Community Meeting

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Hey, Hey, Hey! It’s Thursday!! Today is a very special Spotlight as I will be recapping the Community Meeting from last night.  We have these Community Meetings every month so that you can come out and ask us any questions you’d like.  We love using these Community Meetings to meet our Community members and squash any pesky rumors you may have heard.  So if you have a question, write it down and bring it to the next Community Meeting!

Last night the meeting was held at the location for the Summer fest Auction that is coming up on Friday June 26, 2015 at 1pm slt.  Avalon, Jaymee, Karrie, Maleficent and myself were there to answer all your questions.

Avalon explained to everyone about the auction on Friday and what will be auctioned.  The OOAK Auction animals were all there behind us for everyone to see.  Avalon was able to tell everyone there that the OOAK’s are holding surprises like previous OOAK’s but just like always we can’t tell you what that could be. You can see the list of OOAK Auction animals a long with the other items that are being auctioned by going to this blog:

http://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=9447

 

If you are unable to attend the auction we will provide a proxy bidder to you. All you need to do is message Avalon and she will help you with that.  We will be streaming the auction live on a stream so that you can listen to it at your land if you can’t make it to the auction sim.

Proxy bidding is just having a bidder assigned for you who can bid in your absence or if you are online and can’t get to the sim then you just get in private message with your proxy and can bid thru them.  Differently in this auction this year since we can’t do raffles we will have a list of people you can message so that you can still get your bid in.

We cannot do the raffles any longer due to changes in SL gaming rules. The “create your own” items being auctioned have rules that must be followed and you can read these by going to the auction site and clicking the board that shows the items being auctioned. Once you bid at the auction and win one of the “create your own” you will be working with Ava directly during the process. So once you win one of the items you come up with the concept and Avalon will take it to our designers.  It will be a process to get the item created.  We also explained that the “create your own” items could not have particles and that you cannot use anything that is copyrighted.  You will submit your concept to Amaretto and the Amaretto design team will create the coat, collar, eye, etc. and that Amaretto will own the copyright to these items.

There were questions about why we were not doing the raffle this time and were auctioning the items off.  Avalon explained that she read over and over the gaming rules, she then got into live chat talked to a scout and then finally got to talk to a Linden.  Their answer to her was that if the rules were unclear to her then she should not do it.  Since we do not want to do anything that could cause Amaretto any trouble we decided it would be safer to do the auction than the raffles.

From all the talk at the Community Meeting I can tell you that the Forever Foals, Perpetual Puppies and Beloved Bird certificates that are being auctioned seem to be one of the favorite items at the auction and everyone is excited about them.

 

The other big topic at the Community Meeting was the new Independence Limited, Special and Collectors Editions that are out until July 6.  Remember that the horses have the 25th trait hiding and you have to breed them together for a chance at that.  There are also pretty cool surprises hiding in the K-9’s and Barnyard Birds.  If you haven’t gone out and got yours yet be sure you do that!

Along with all the discussion at the Community Meeting we as always had lots of fun and laughter!  So I encourage you all to watch the Amaretto Calendars and come join us for the next Community Meeting!

Until next time, Happy Breeding!!

 

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What a Fantastic Tool!!

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Today I am going to talk about all the G.P..S.’s

These are so awesome and helpful. They can change all your settings on all of your breedables that you have on the whole sim where you are using it, at one time!!! They are not just great on your breeding sim, but most markets want you to make sure that movement, animations, and sounds are all off to help keep down lag.

You can use these G.P..S.’s at the markets or anywhere you set your breedables up too, as it will only set any breedable that you own!!

So let’s check out these handy tools, and learn how to use them, it will save lots of time.

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The Barnyard Bird G.P.S. (Global Peck’n Sort) will change your settings on all of your Birds!

1. Set your Birds and food consumables out where you want them.
2. Set your Global Peck’n Sort out
3. Click the Global Peck’n Sort
4. Pick your Settings one at a time.
Movement
Animations
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Sounds
Range
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Hit Activate

After hitting activate your Barnyard Birds on the sim will all change to the same settings as you chose on the Global Peck’n Sort

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The Amaretto G.P.S. (Global Pup Settings) will change the settings on all your K-9s

1. Set your K-9s and food consumables out where you want them.
2. Set your Global Pup Settings out
3. Click the Global Pup Settings
4. Pick your Settings one at a time.
Movement
Animations
Text
Sounds
Range
Home
Hit Activate

After hitting activate your K-9s on the sim will all change to the same settings as you chose on the Global Pup Settings

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The Amaretto G.P.S. (Global Pony Settings) will change the settings on all your horses

1. Set your horses and food consumables out where you want them.
2. Set your Global Pony Settings out
3. Click the Global Pony Settings
4. Pick your Settings one at a time.
Movement
Animations
Text
Sounds
Range
Home
Hit Activate

After hitting activate your horses on the sim will all change to the same settings as you chose on the Global Pony Settings

Until next time! Have a great week!!

Uncle Sam Wants YOU!!!

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Hey guys! Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Monday!
I got a surprise for you!!

Introducing the 2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Edition animals!!!

Starting today June 22, 2015 until July 6, 2015 you can purchase these awesome animals at any Amaretto Location!!!

These animals come in the following sizes!

Horse:
Comes in the following pack sizes:
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Horse – Couples Pack 1 of each gender $L 2,195
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Horse – Single Pack random gender $L 895

The coats on the horses DO NOT pass, but the beautiful eyes do!
AND GUESS WHAT!!

These horses are hiding the 25th Trait!! You must breed these horse to each other to have a chance at getting the Super Surprise of the 25th Trait!!!!

This is the first time that we have ever sold couples pack for the Horses and K-9s!!

 

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K-9:
Comes in the following pack sizes:
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam K-9 – Couples Pack 1 of each gender $L 1095
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam K-9 – Single Pack random gender $L 595

The coats on the K-9s DO NOT pass, but the beautiful eyes do!
AND GUESS WHAT!!
These Special Editions have a hidden Surprises inside as well! You must breed these K-9s to each other to have a chance at getting the Hidden Surprises!!!!

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Birds:
Comes in the following pack sizes:
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Bird – Couples Pack 1 Rooster 1 Hen $L 1095
2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Bird – Single Pack random gender $L 595

The coats on the Birds DO NOT pass, but the beautiful eyes do!
These Birds have some hidden surprises as well! You must breed these Barnyard Birds to each other to have a chance at getting the Surprises!!!!

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So you guys wanted some LE, SE, and CE’s so here they are go grabs yours today! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Forever Foal… Perpetual Puppy… Beloved Bird… Oh My!

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Happy Saturday to the best breedable community around!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Do you have a favorite horse, K-9, or bird that is no longer breeding but you just can’t bear to part with them? Well I think I have the answer for you!! Amaretto sells a product for each breedable that takes your favorites and makes it so they no longer need to be fed. That’s right! We have the Forever Foal for the horses, the Perpetual Puppy for the K-9s, and the Beloved Bird for the Barnyard Birds! Below I will go over each product. I will tell you where to purchase them, how to use them, and some other important information you will need to know.

Let’s start off with the Beloved Bird.

The Beloved Bird will make a Senior Bird so that it will not require food any more. All other normal functions for a Senior Bird will still operate normally. It only works for Senior Birds (Senior Bird= No more cycles remaining) and can be used for both male and female Senior Birds.

Instructions:

  1. Open boxed Beloved Bird and rez next to the bird you wish to become a pet.
  2. Click the bird and go to the consumables option on the menu.
  3. Find Beloved from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the birds stats have been updated the Beloved Bird consumable will disappear.

*Hover text will say Pet instead of Senior *

***ONCE A SENIOR BIRD IS TURNED INTO A BELOVED BIRD IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK***

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Now on to Perpetual Puppy!

The Perpetual Puppy makes a Spayed/Neutered K-9 no longer require food. Of course ALL other functions for a Spayed/Neutered K-9 will still operate normally. The “Perpetual Puppy” will only work on Spayed/Neutered K-9s (over 126 days old) and can be used on either a male or female K-9.

Instructions:

After purchase of the Perpetual Puppy, please place the Certificate in a folder named

“Perpetual Puppy <your sl name>” with the Spayed/Neutered K-9 you wish to be your Perpetual Puppy and send to Jaymee Caproni. Jaymee will work some pretty awesome magic and return your K-9 to you in a folder named “Perpetual Puppy from Jaymee Caproni”

The Forever Foal Certificate must be redeemed by the person who purchases it

PLEASE follow these instructions so that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

*Hover text will say Pet instead of Retired*

***ONCE A RETIRED K-9 IS TURNED INTO A PERPETUAL PUPPY CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK***

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And last but not least, The Forever Foal!

The Forever Foal makes a Retired Horse no longer require food. Of course ALL other functions for a Retired horse will still operate normally. The “Forever Foal” will only work on Retired Horses (over 120 days old) and can be used on either a male or female horses.

Instructions:

After purchase of the Forever Foal, please place the Certificate in a folder named

“Forever Foal <your sl name>” with the Retired Horse you wish to be your Forever Foal and send to Jaymee Caproni. Jaymee will work some pretty awesome magic and return your horse to you in a folder named “Forever Foal from Jaymee Caproni”

The Forever Foal Certificate must be redeemed by the person who purchases it

PLEASE follow these instructions so that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

*Hover text will say Pet instead of Retired*

***ONCE A RETIRED HORSE IS TURNED INTO A FOREVER FOAL IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK***

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You can purchase these awesome products at any of the Amaretto Ranch locations. Please visit the link below for a list of all locations.

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

So you see there is a way to turn those favorite Amaretto breedables in to a pet!!

Happy breeding! Until next time…..

 

 

Interview With an Amaretto Breeder

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Happy Friday Everyone!!! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day!!
Please make your way over to the Summer Festival to check out all the nice Amaretto Breedables also check the OOAK Amaretto Horses out!!!

This week I had the pleasure to interview Zenithblaze Fenwitch, if you see him in the group be sure to give him a big shout out!! Thank you Zenithblaze 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?
Born in Dudley, England I live with Trinityskye Zarco now in the Eastmidlands England. I joined Second Life along with Trin to meet her sister’s boyfriend in SL. I soon found motorbikes and other enjoyable things to do.

How did you get started in breedables?
I decided after seeing my partner’s horses that I wanted to try them out for myself.
Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
Amaretto Horses, K9 and Barnyard Birds

Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
Yes a few dwarfins

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
I like the tweety bird projects so right now I’m adding more yellow traits like the horn and marigold wing and eyes to them.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s?
I’m enjoying trying to put red traits on boxers at the moment.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Barnyard Bird?
At the moment I’m building up new traits on my Lavender Orpingtons that I got from the new starters.

What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable?
Ooo tough question I like them all so hard to choose…Birds at the moment coz I’m spending most time with them

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
I enjoy motorbikes in RL so I tend to go bike riding. I go dancing at rock clubs and enjoy chilling out with our family members that are also in second life.Trin taught me how to play greedy and I like the fishing event that Amaretto does .So we’ve put a fishing jetty at our home sim so sometimes I’m there just chillaxing.

I hope you have enjoyed reading Zenithblaze Fenwitch interview!!

I have included some  pictures of  Zenithblaze special Amaretto Breedables

Until next week Happy Breeding!!!

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Spotlight on fast horses!

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Hey, Hey, Hey! It’s Thursday! Hope you are all having a great week and are as excited about the Amaretto Summerfest as we at Amaretto are!

This week I decided to shine my Spotlight on a Horse trait that I think gets overlooked too much.  That’s right, the racing traits!  These 2 little traits can add so much fun and enjoyment to your horses!  I’m sure if you asked Artie he would agree with me!! He’s always in the main group talking about horse racing!  I know AMOC agrees with me that these are 2 amazing traits because they host the AMOC horse races the last Saturday of each month. We also have the Amaretto Racetrack that you are welcome to use anytime to race or train your horse.

So if you have not got you a horse with the racing traits I suggest you “race” right out and find you one and get to training!! The remainder of my blog will explain exactly what the racing traits will do for you horse and how you can train them to be the best racers they can be!!

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You can find the HUD by touching the horse then Help then Get Hud

The HUD can only connect to one horse at a time.
Your Avatar can wear only one HUD at a time.

Connecting Your Horse
Attach HUD
Attach Horse
Connect Horse to HUD by pressing Connect Button in the Main Menu of the HUD

Disconnecting Your Horse
Press Disconnect button in the Main Menu of the HUD

How to Train
Enter Training Mode by clicking Training in the Racing Menu

Select Speed or Stamina from the drop menu

Move using the arrow keys or w a s d keys
You are now Training your horse (XP gain only occurs while you are moving with the horse)

Click Training in the Racing Menu again to Exit Training (Training will also end automatically when the horse has reached its daily limit based on its stamina class)

You can only train your horse ONCE daily for the amount of time allotted by the Horses Class and only in one category (speed or stamina)per day.

Ex. I trained my Class D horse for 30 minutes on speed today so I will have to wait for 24 hours before I can train it again for stamina.

 

Speed means the sprinting speed of a horse.

Speed is ranked using the following Class system:
S = 3x Avie Run Speed (ARS) {Highest Possible Class} 50 minutes of training time
A = 2.5x ARS 45 minutes of training time
B = 2x ARS 40 minutes of training time
C = 1.5x ARS 35 minutes of training time
D = ARS {Lowest Possible Class}30 minutes of training time
STAMINA
Stamina = The amount of time a horse can sprint without recharging . Stamina is ranked using the following Class system:
S = 50s of sprinting and 50 minutes of training time
A = 45s of sprinting and 45 minutes of training time
B = 40s of sprinting and 40 minutes of training time
C = 35s of sprinting and 35 minutes of training time
D = 30s of sprinting and 30 minutes of training time
Class D is where horses start
Classes S,A,B,C, and D are trainable and passable

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XP is gained through training your horse in a given field (speed or stamina) to move from one class to the next you must train from 0% to 100% in the current Class of that field.
XP Gains as follows:
Class D gains XP @ .5% per minute of training
Class C gains XP @ .4% per minute of training
Class B Gains XP @ .3% per minute of training
Class A Gains XP @ .1% per minute of training
Class D is where horses start
Classes S,A,B,C, and D are trainable and passable.

**It is important to note that once a horse with racing traits is retired (past the age of 120 days) not only will it be unable to breed, but you will also not be able to train or race a retired horse. **

Until next week Happy Breeding!

 

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