Archive for February, 2017

A.R.U. Changes!!!!

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Hey guys its a Terrific Tuesday sorry my connection is so late but I have been uber busy today!
We are so happy to announce that we have turned over the ARU classes to a few selected breeders!

The following will now be teaching classes at ARU on a weekly basis:
ℓαииу ρнιℓємσи (lannyphilemon)
ۣۜღM̷a̷Z̷j̷i̷c̷a̷l Hαχ Hυχχ ۣۜ (pam.nikitin)
blush (blush.topaz)
Sian Nansen (welshgoddess)
Snookie (snookiegirl)
Ś.Ķ.Ŷ.Ĕ (skye.rubanis)
Monavie Voight

Classes will still work in the same way you will still be required to send in a nc created by your avatar to receive credit.

Here is a copy of this months March ARU Schedule! Look we were able to add back Saturday classes at a new time!!

We are sure that all these lovely ladies will do a bang up job teaching our loyal breeders at ARU!
The other change at the University is that we will no longer be rezzing out boxes for you to get your student notecard, instead they will be avaliable to you at anytime with our new A.R.U. Student Notecard Giver Board!


Just find the class you need and click the according box! This will send you your student notecard to keep for your notes in the future.

 

I am very excited about the new changes to the ARU I hope you guys will be too! If you are living under a rock and have not attended any ARU class what are you waiting for? Tell em Ava sent you!!!

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

What Wonderful Wikis We Have!

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Happy Monday Amaretto Community! Today I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the Amaretto wiki pages! These three wonderful web pages make breeding Amaretto breedables so much easier and enjoyable. These pages come in handy so very often.  We have three separate pages, one for each breedable. Below are the links to each wiki and a little glimpse in to what each page has to offer you…

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

 

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the horse wiki. I will briefly cover each section and what information you can find there.

Contacts- In this section you will find the names of all Amaretto Owners and employees. This section is very handy if you are looking for a member of the Amaretto team to contact in world.

FAQ- This is our frequently asked questions section. Here you will find some of the most commonly asked questions about the Amaretto horses and the answers for those questions.

Glossary- Here you will find a list of common Amaretto horse related terms and their meanings.

Food, Salt Licks, and Consumables- This is the section where you will go to find out all about the different horse food, salt licks, and consumables Amaretto has to offer.

Forever Foal- In this section you will be able to find all information needed about the Forever Foal certificate Amaretto sells at all locations. This certificate allows you to take a retired horse and make it so it no longer requires food.

Horse Haven- This is the section where you can find the Horse Haven information. You will find a list of points available according to age and traits. You will also find a list of items you can purchase with your earned Haven points.

List Of Horse Traits- In this section you will find all of the current Amaretto horse traits. You will see horse coats, horse eyes, mane & tail, brandings, leg traits, wings, bridles, and other traits. This section is visited very frequently!

Navigating The Horse Menu- You can learn everything you need to know about the horse menu in this section. This is a very handy section for our newer breeders.

HUD/Racing- This section tells you all the information about the horse HUD and racing. You can learn how to use the HUD and also learn all about the fun and exciting racing.

Release Dates- This page provides a list of updates and the dates they were released.

API Info- This page will give you the API information if you happen to need it for a special project you are working on

Terms Of Use- This section has the Amaretto Terms of Use information listed here.

Next is the K9 wiki which can be found at the link below…

http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the K9 wiki. I will briefly cover each section and what information you can find there.

Contacts- In this section you will find the names of all Amaretto Owners and employees. This section is very handy if you are looking for a member of the Amaretto team to contact in world.

FAQ- This is our frequently asked questions section. Here you will find some of the most commonly asked questions about the Amaretto K9 and the answers for those questions.

Glossary- Here you will find a list of common Amaretto K9 related terms and their meanings.

Food and Consumables- This is the section where you will go to find out all about the different K9 food and consumables Amaretto has to offer.

Perpetual Puppy- In this section you will be able to find all information needed about the Perpetual Puppy certificate Amaretto sells at all locations. This certificate allows you to take a spayed or neutered K9 and make it so it no longer requires food.

Puppy Paradise- This is the section where you can find the Puppy Paradise information. You will find a list of points available according to age and traits. You will also find a list of items you can purchase with your earned Paradise points.

List Of K9 Traits- In this section you will find all of the current Amaretto K9 traits. You will see K9 coats, K9 eyes, K9 Collars, and other traits. This section is visited very frequently!

Navigating The K9 Menu- You can learn everything you need to know about the K9 menu in this section. This is a very handy section for our newer breeders.

Using The HUD- This section tells you all the information about the K9 HUD. You can learn how to use the HUD and also learn all about some of the neat things you can do with your K9 such as pet and walk them.

Release Dates- This page provides a list of updates and the dates they were released.

API Info- This page will give you the API information if you happen to need it for a special project you are working on.

Terms Of Use- This section has the Amaretto Terms of Use information listed here.

And last but certainly not least we have the Barnyard Bird Wiki which can be found at the link below…

http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the Barnyard Bird wiki. I will briefly cover each section and what information you can find there.

Contacts- In this section you will find the names of all Amaretto Owners and employees. This section is very handy if you are looking for a member of the Amaretto team to contact in world.

Bird Sanctuary- This is the section where you can find the Bird Sanctuary information. You will find a list of points available according to age and traits. You will also find a list of items you can purchase with your earned Sanctuary points.

Food and Consumables- This is the section where you will go to find out all about the different Barnyard Bird food and consumables Amaretto has to offer.

FAQ- This is our frequently asked questions section. Here you will find some of the most commonly asked questions about the Amaretto Barnyard Bird and the answers for those questions.

Glossary- Here you will find a list of common Amaretto Barnyard Bird related terms and their meanings.

List Of Barnyard Bird Traits- In this section you will find all of the current Amaretto Barnyard Bird traits. You will see Barnyard Bird Breeds, Barnyard Bird eyes, Barnyard Bird Classes, and other Barnyard Bird traits. This section is visited very frequently!

Navigating The Barnyard Bird Menu- You can learn everything you need to know about the Barnyard Bird menu in this section. This is a very handy section for our newer breeders.

Release Dates- This page provides a list of updates and the dates they were released.

API Info- This page will give you the API information if you happen to need it for a special project you are working on.

Terms Of Use- This section has the Amaretto Terms of Use information listed here.

So you see these three wiki pages can certainly come in handy when you need information on any of our breedables! Be sure to take a moment to explore these pages as I am sure will learn something new!

Happy Wiki reading and breeding!!

Until next time….

Amaretto G.P.S.

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Happy Friday Amaretto community! Today I am going to talk about the GPS. The GPS is super handy and helpful. It can change all your settings on your breedables on the sim with just one click. Not only is the GPS great on your breeding sim, but also at the markets. Most markets want you to make sure that movement, animations, and sounds are all off to help keep down lag and the GPS is the answer. You can use the GPS at the markets 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.

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
Text
Sounds
Range
Home
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

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

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
Have a great weekend!!
Until next time…..

Look at these legs!

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Hello everyone hope you are all having a wonderful day. I wanted to take a few minutes to show you the last hidden surprise from the Valentines Edition Barnyard Birds.

Take a look at these legs!
Red Heart

Purple Heart

You have the possibility to get these legs from any breeding of 2017 Valentine’s Day Bird – Ravishing or 2017 Valentine’s Day Bird – Precious!

These new heart legs do have the ability to pass! I cant wait to see these in your projects! The eyes on the 2017 Valentine’s Day Birds has the ability to pass as well!

Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Let’s Get Looney and Batty!

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Hey everyone and happy Wednesday! We have made it half way through the week! I know you guys have been wanting to know about next months Looney Leg and Batty Bosom makers!

Well I am here to tell you today!
Starting March 1st until March 31, 2017 by breeding any TWO horses with Birthstone Flower Eyes together you will have a chance at getting a Looney Flower Power! These legs will have the ability to pass!

This is a list of the Birthstone Flower Eyes:

  • Daffodil Aquamarine
  • Daisy Diamond
  • Hawthorn Emerald
  • Rose Pearl
  • Water Lily Ruby
  • Gladiolus Peridot
  • Morning Glory Sapphire
  • Marigold Opal
  • Chrysanthemum Topaz
  • Holly Turquoise
  • Snowdrop Garnet
  • Amethyst Primrose

To see what these beautiful eyes look like visit this link: http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Birthstone_Flower_Eyes

Where are my K-9 breeders at? Starting March 1st until March 31, 2017 by breeding any TWO K-9s with Daisy Collars together you will have a chance at getting a Looney Leg Flower Power! These legs will have the ability to pass!

Check out the Daisy Collars:

 
Now lets get a little Batty! Barnyard Bird breeders this one is for you! Starting March 1st until March 31, 2017 by breeding any TWO Barnyard Birds with Leg Zircon or Beak Zircon together you will have a chance at getting a Batty Bosom Flower Power!

Here are the Leg Zircon or Beak Zircon look like:


I hope you have a groovy time breeding for the Flower Power Looney Legs and Batty Bossoms!

Happy breeding everyone

Until next time…

Brand New Paw Warmers!

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Hey guys how is everyone its yet another Terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto Ranch!
I hope everyone has got a great start to their week! I wanted to take a few moments to share some love!

Take a look at these two brand new Paw Warmers that you have a chance at getting if you breed any combination of Valentines Edition K-9s!
Paw Red Heart

Paw Purple Heart

These paw warmers do have the ability to pass!
You can check out all the different Paw Warmers on our wiki!
Paw Warmers
So keep breeding those Valentines Edition K-9s for your chance to get these lovely paw warmers! This is Ava over and out happy breeding everyone!!

A.R.U. Instructors needed!

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Hello Amaretto!! It’s Monday, the start of a new week here at Amaretto and we have some pretty exciting news. Our beloved University is looking for a few graduates that would be interested in teaching classes. We thought it would be good for you, our community as well as for us, which will free up sometime for our staff to work on all the new and exciting things happening.

For those interested, there are a few stipulations:

1. The instructor must be a graduate from A.R.U.

2. They must be a current breeder of all of the Amaretto Animals.

3. Be able to use voice for class.

4. Be reliable.

So if anyone is interested in applying for a position, please drop me, Josaphine Cooperstone, a note card with your name, when you graduated and a little bit about your breeding history.

I look forward to speaking with all of the applicants soon. Happy Breeding!!

Don’t worry, be happy!

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How do we become happy and in the mood?
Going out to dinner, maybe a movie…. dancing…
Lock the door and turn the lights down low
Put some music on that’s soft and slow….
ooohhh sorry, I was listening to Josh Turner …… back to breedables

Lets start with horses:

 

1. If your horse is at least 7, riding is one of the ways you can increase the happiness. Just ride your horse some if he or she seems to be unhappy and not gaining happiness

 

2.. Rezzing out a salt lick with your food will make your horses happier. This stat booster gives a 1% increase in happiness over time. One Salt Lick last 2 horses 2 weeks.

Also you have two other consumables at your disposal to help raise the happiness level some.

 

A,. Sugar cubes, when used give your horse a 15% increase to the happiness. You can only give this consumable to them once in a 24 hour period.

B. The second consumable that affects happiness also affects all the other stats of the horse and that’s the Amaretto Cocktail! This wonderful little concoction is just what your horse wants to feel happy and ready to start producing bundles by raising energy, happiness, and fervor by 5% and decreasing nourishment by 5% ensuring that your horse can stay up late with his favorite mare! Note that again this consumable can only be given once every 24 hours.

If you want to read up on the consumables available, here’s a link http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Food,_Salt_Licks,_and_Consumables

 

Now the K-9s

 

1.Playing with your K-9 will make your K-9s happiness increase over a length of time!

So if you have a K-9 that is feeling a little blue you can use the hud to bring up their happiness so they will be ready to breed.

If you do not have a Amaretto K-9 hud you can get one by clicking on your K-9, then help, and get hud

 

Ava has made a K-9 hud video for a visual explanation on how easy it is to use!

http://amarettobreedables.com/videos/7/9/amaretto-k9-hud

 

2.The Amaretto Brand Chew Toy gives a 1% increase in happiness over time. One Amaretto Brand Chew Toy last 2 K-9s 2 weeks.

The K-9s also have 2 other consumables which you can use to help happiness increase

 

A.The Rawhide Lollipop will increase one of your K-9s happiness by 15% . This consumable can only be given once every 24 hours.

B. Mega Woof Vitamins This wonderful little concoction is just what your K-9 wants to feel happy and ready to start producing kennels by raising energy, happiness, and fervor by 5% and decreasing hunger and thirst by 5% ensuring that your K-9 can stay up late with his favorite gal!

If you want to read up on the consumables available, here’s a link http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Food_and_Consumables

And now the Barnyard Birds

 

1.Orange Rinds

These delicious 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.

2.Vivacity Corn will increase one of your birds vivacity by 15% This consumable can only be given once every 24 hours.

3.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 given once every 24 hours.

 

If you want to read up on the consumables available, here’s a link http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Food_and_Consumables

Now that we have them happy we just have to wait for that bundle, kennel, and nest to arrive!!!

 

Until next time, Happy Breeding!

Amaretto has a Race Track?

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

Need a place to train your horses or just ride for fun? Hang out and enjoy the scene?

Did you know that Amaretto has a whole skybox Race Track? Well we do! And it is pretty cool too!

Amaretto has built this nice race track for you all to come and ride your horse or just go there and meet up with some of the fellow breeders. So come ride or train your horse anytime! I have included a picture of the race track and a LM so go over and check it out and have fun! We hold events there on occasion as well cause it is such a cool place to be….come check it out!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/132/144/2489

Hungry and Sick Breedables

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Happy Thursday everyone! Who is ready for the weekend!? We’ve almost made it! Today I wanted to take some time to help with two of the most common questions I see in the Amaretto groups.  “Help my breedable isn’t eating!” or “Help my breedable is sick!”  There are quite a few things you can try to get your breedable eating again but remember if all else fails you can always file a ticket on the Amaretto Support site and have a CSR help you look into it.

Let’s talk a little about the food for your breedables first.  Breeder Food is for Horses, K-9’s or Barnyard Birds that you want to breed once they reach 7 days old.  Pet food is used when you do not wish to breed your animal.  If  you decide later that you do wish to breed them it will take 7 days of them eating Breeder food for the Pet food to wear off.

Using Food:

1. Rez the Food (Breeder or Pet) within your breedables set range. (A breedable’s default range is 5 meters)

2. You can click the Food to change options and see remaining %. Options include Owner only, Group only, and All.

A.  Owner only: Will only be consumed by the owners breedable.

B.  Group only: Will only be consumed by breedables in the same group as the food/water is set to.

C.  All: Any breedable within range of the food/water will be able to consume it.

Once the Food has been completely consumed it will disappear.

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amaretto_brand_k-9_breedable_kibble__water

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In case your breedable gets hungry:

1. Re-rez fixes 99% of the issues.

2. If the land is set to a group, are the breedables and food set to that group? Some sims have it set that no scripts can run unless they are set to the right group as the land.

3. If the land isn’t set to a group, then check that the breedables and food are set to the same group as each other. So often the food is in one group and the breedable in another. The food is set to feed only those in the same group and before you know it you have sick breedables

4. Check to see if the breedable is set to the type of food out (You can check this in their More Stats)

5. Re-set home position.

6. Sometimes giving them a Horsey Snack for horses, K-9 Treat for K-9s, will help them start to eat so you may also want to try this.

7.  With Horses you can also try riding them if they are old enough.

*****Remember your breedables only eat once every 43 minutes so you may not notice a change immediately, be patient it takes 3 days for a Breedable to reach 100% hunger.

If your Breedable still doesn’t eat after trying this, you will need to file a support ticket. Please include a location URL, so that we can come out and see them, in world. Please make sure that we have permission to come on the land.

Remember if you put a Breedable in your inventory it will get hungry.

Your Breedable will eat once every hour. If food is not present their hunger and thirst will rise until it reaches 100% (or in the case of the Barnyard Birds until it reaches 0%) at which time they will get sick, this will take 3 days

A Healing Kit for horses, Vaccination for K-9s and Flu Shot for Birds can be used to heal your breedable or they will eat their way out of sickness, Horses and K-9s in approximately 3 days and Barnyard Birds take 4 days.

To use a Healing kit, Vaccination or Flu shot, simply rez the item nearby your sick Horse, K-9, or Barnyard Bird click your breedable select consumables and select Healing Kit, Vaccination or Flu Shot. Before your eyes your Breedable will go from green back to perfect health.

So there you have it all you need to know if your breedable starts to become sick.

Happy Breeding & Feeding!!

Until next time….