Working on getting rid of the better dog crates.
Looks like I’m on a mission to take over The Farm. Whahahaha!
Working on getting rid of the better dog crates.
Looks like I’m on a mission to take over The Farm. Whahahaha!
Actually it seems as if I have to reorganize what I do online every 2 or 3 months to accommodate changes in the areas I play in and for what I’m facing in real life. Guess that’s normal. Much like having to set up a new house every few months inworld because there’s so many great ones to choose from. I rarely get to live in one of my own builds. lol
Inworldz is great. My December goal there is to get the books built and a library store designed and set up. Either on the new steampunk sim as planned or a personal plot if it doesn’t look as promising as I believe it will be on that sim. I think that sim’s gonna work out great though.
My one complaint in Inworldz is the sculpts. I wish we get some good realistic sculptors in. I have a cat I sit with, but to be honest his deformities are starting to weird me out a little and he may have to go. LOL Amaretto is there with their horses, which look fantastic and not…odd…like the others there. But they’re not released yet, and the dang group is secretive about when…which has really been taking forever. Not too impressed, but for lack of anything better, we’ll probably get a few to have at home.
Fisher should be getting the Pet Peddlers fish there soon though. Hopefully after the busy holiday season. That will be great.
LL is messing with Second Life as usual. Causing all kinds of issues with their updates and testing our patience. I find myself happy to sign off from there and really only wanting to sign in when there’s something to check on.
I’m down to my last six WK breeders. I need to send four away, but having a hard time. They’re great breeders and just hate to do it. I keep saying to myself, “They’re only pixels!” but it hasn’t helped yet. LOL I’ll keep working on it – but have two weeks before I must let them go.
Sold to two new BB people this week. That’s always fun. I finally got my two Christmas Danes. Do wish the epics were available in females. Really messed up my pony epic plans – I have extra RFL 2012 males I wanted to get females for. I’ll probably get a pony or exotic one too, or both, depending on sales and if I have any more donation funds available. My normal donation time I save up for is in the season earlier in the year.
But glad to see WK lowered theirs down to 2k each. Still too high in my opinion, but at least reachable for most. And the fact that they lowered and are so willing to listen gives me hope they’ll be worth breeding more into next year.
I gave most of my sacks to a friend. Kept a small special group for me for next year should I want to set up breeding again, and about a dozen traited ones for the sales yard. I do have one set of tigers out for sale, but kept only one breeding pair for myself to play with. Sakiya has become the salesyard tiger.
Not a ton to report. Mainly cleaning out inventory, turning stuff in for points and setting out the good stuff for sales. Debating about trying a large area where I rez out many from storage for free, with just a RFL donation kiosk there. Get help from others lowering my hoard… if I can. Pretty sure they’re in the same situation I am too!
Real life work is seriously busy for awhile, so I’m guessing I’ll be hanging out less in Second Life. May get some posts here little more than pictures to show off.
Had a great vacation with family but really missed my second life and InWorldz.
Looking forward to the RFL Breedables Fair. I still need to check my balances and see how much I can donate by buying specials. I think I’ll be buying mostly all BB and KC.
Forget WK. Geesh! Seriously? 4k for the special and it’s a jaguar, the breed that definitely is impossible to sell. They made a good effort at trying to get people to pay a higher price for their breedables in the secondary market, but it didn’t work. And I’ve seen no real growth to the group. Put out an expensive breedable, no matter how cool, and people aren’t going to come. Think they need to decide to give up being so expensive and concentrate on making their breedables accessible to all.
I’m becoming discouraged really fast from their market. Maybe I should just let everything go to sanctuary and just breed my favorite pair. And keep my pet girl Sakiya. I’m really disappointed that they’re making the new stuff so hard to get. It’s not like it has a really strong market anyway. And way more prim heavy than other breedables.
Wouldn’t be the first time I left a too-expensive for no returns breedable. (And I do better than most!!)
But sad…really sad. I’ll be watching group counts for awhile, and thinking about what I want to do with the primmage I may free up.
In love with BB still…affordable to all, easy going, and you get results. And the group is great.
Pet Peddlers are awesome! We’re milking it up while the group stays small. Love how Fisher is able to give such personal attention and give so much donations to the auctions and parties. I’d like to see this group grow, but in a way I’m selfish. I’d like to see it stay small so he can keep up the personal attention.
It is sad. I’ve seen other creators have to stop giving this attention because of lack of time and such once their group grew so big. Then they get slammed for not caring. Totally unfair.
Impressed with KC – even though they’re nearly at 10k in members, they do a pretty good job keeping in touch with people while still maintaining protocol.
Came back to some sales messages. I understand people think this is being nice, but I frown upon it. To put it nicely.
Actually, if it’s someone I’m not friendly with already I automatically mute them. Someone I’m friendly with I ignore them, unless they keep doing it, then I ask them to stop.
Hate being sold to. We have groups for ads…spamming me pisses me off actually. One of my pet peeves.
Wild Kajaera is a great product with great people, but their system takes a bit more patience than I have. LOL I’m married to an IT guy so going to discuss what goes on with hubby. I’m not a fan of this “birthing engine” stuff. It’s becoming too routine to wait forever for them to hit 100 after being 95% pg.
Sorry, I have a busy work life and need to concentrate more on the breedables who produce when they say they will.
And I noticed complaints/comments a lot on this, so it’s not just me.
Plus, they routinely have a slow site. Found working in another breedables site in following the pedigree so refreshing. It was so quick. Nevermind trying to keep up at auction on it.
So…I love my tigers so becoming a tiger breeder.
I have 7 sets of cats pregnant right now. Four of those will be cheap sold after they give their litter up. Then there’s another set I’ll keep for myself. One set at the store and three sets at home to finish out. These are really good cats so I’ll let them go lower rather than send them away. I know some people who could use them.
Also not impressed with the lack of promised new stuff with the eyes. I did invest a bit much for me in those danged things. Looks like I wasted my lindens on a vague promise. Judging from the lack of solid growth in membership and how top cats can’t even sell cheap at auction now…I’m not alone in this.
I’ll back off for now. Maybe next year they’ll have this figured out and the group will grow. I’m keeping enough sacks in moog for myself to be prepared should it be worth investing in again.
And no worries! I’ll be sure to have plenty of tiger company for home. Smmu likes watching them play too.
Changing my shiba lines. For the most part. There’s a few I’m keeping as I have favorite pets in them, or just like working with them and am adding them to the heaven line. Some 5 and 6Ts are being kept to work into heaven lines too for the mixed group.
One group is comprised of all epic and starters though.
Breeding the old lines got pretty boring. For many breeders the interest in them just up and died. There are a few out there, but mainly they stick to what they breed on their own instead of buying others.
There is one line I had a good feeling about. Mixing it with the heaven epic for a newer line. Seems to be working. The old lines seem to just get stuck at a certain point until they get combined with other lines.
Still…looks like I’m heavening the ones I’m not breeding of the next generation. After letting 60 people walk buy most still sat there at 100L. With interest in the old lines dead now, I’ll just use them for biochips.
With people not interested in the heavenly and hellish lines, my shibas will follow the same as the others too. Thinking I’ll breed forward onto each generation and then every fifth generation I’ll breed back to the heavenly epic. See what I get six months down the road from that.
I have absolutely no patience with them. Hence the reason I never volunteered to be a CSR.
On days like today I’m reminded why.
Some people just want to cause trouble. But really, watching groups does pay off for me sometimes. When store owners cause issues with our group’s loved CSRs, I make a note to not buy from them.
Saw two today.
One was just new to the group mix up and the CSR did her thing to stop the conversation, but as with many things online, it was taken wrong. Please people, don’t assume someone’s being rude. Some are dealing with kids at home at the same time as typing. She did good and the invite to IM her with a smiley face meant she wasn’t being rude.
But a trouble maker took the opportunity to jump on that and call her rude. Pfft! as if 90% of us watching are dumb enough to fall for that trick. We know better. We’re not new too. See it all the time and love our CSRs all the more for putting up with the BS on our behalf.
Trouble maker’s store on my do not buy from list now.
And the creator does care… just saying.
But not everyone can get along. We are all different and cannot all be friends, much as Walgreens would like us to be. Without these little conflicts, life would just be too boring, and we wouldn’t know who our true friends were.
It’s all good…
I love the combinations and the possibilities involved with Amaretto. What I
didn’t like was how limiting they were. It took forever to solidfy your line
and it got really expensive. I think their breeding program would be more for
me if there was more separation of the breeds and traits.
But it’s Amaretto’s product and their choice on what to offer. My
responsibility was to decide what was right for me.
As it happens, I was also following Ozzie’s Amaretto herds when he was
breeding them. Meaning, I watched his corrals to see what he was breeding to
get coats and traits while I was still learning.
Hence, I was also exposed to the development of Biobreeds and got involved
with those. I still have my pre-release coupon for them. While working full
force with the money-making Amaretto, I was hobby playing with the Biobreeds.
What I found for myself is that Biobreeds works better with me. There’s still
more mixing up of breeds and traits with the ponies and exotics. They
interbreed, so if you get an animal with the other in the background you get
surprises you may or may not like. And there’s random traits in the system
that can crop up at any time. Sometimes when you’re trying for a specific
trait that’s all together different so it can get frustrating at times.
One thing, besides the lower maintenance cost, that made Biobreeds better for
me was how you can see the animal’s whole line without having a subscription
or being dependent upon the other owners having one. That subscription thing
was fricken costly and irritating!
But I also found generation breeding easier, which surprised me. I thought
this would not be a good thing. I’m speaking of the ponies not “expiring”.
They don’t stop being breedable, they just use up their seeds and then can be
reseeded. I did think this was not a good thing… I mean I had been raised
by Amaretto after all, and that’s not the way to do things.
Dogs are a whole nother story. Amaretto dogs bored the crap out of me, and
I’m sorry…failed to be even close to realistic.
Biobreeds were great and have only gotten better. They look like they’re
supposed to. And no mixing of the breeds so when you get your pure line
going, it’s really great. You know you’re getting what your breeding for…in
breed anyway. Traits and coats still take some work, but that’s what’s fun.
For me, less traits on a single animal and no mixing on the dogs is the way to
Can’t say if Biobreeds changed ponies and exotics to not interbreed and mingle
if I would like it or not…I’ve gotten pretty used to it, so I have to say
not. Once I’m used to something, I tend to not like change.
And their system isn’t so bad. Once you work with inbreeding the traits and
coats you want, you can get them set in. And the reseeding ability really
helps this for when it takes more than one round to get it done. I’ve
actually become more possessive of my Biobreeds than I ever did of my
Still…am debating on running some Amaretto for a time next year. I have a
stash of bundles and the newer coats that interest me are readily available.
Will have to work on a deeper separation plan than I used before to avoid
mixing in stuff I don’t want to get.
Kittycats took me the longest to get the hang of. I’m not a patient person,
and there’s a lot more waiting time in their breeding. I can’t comment as a
person who really knows something about the breeding itself.
I really just breed what I like and don’t think a whole lot about it. I send
away what I don’t think has much on it or if it’s all genesis. The rate of
return on their k-dollars for giving up the unwanteds is great.
The bit I have done is worked up to 9 traits by breeding back. I did just
keep breeding back to parents when I got something I liked with more traits
and it built up. I cycled this enough to get some 9Traited quad mysterious
traited white russians built up.
I’m ashamed to say I’m not doing well with the pet peddlers fish. I’m doing
well, but I’m just breeding and not paying attention like I should. I’ve found
the fish I want to work with, now I just need to buckle down and factor in
matching traits to traits, perhaps doing some backbreeding.
The WK tigers that came from my RFL tigers are doing great. From back
breeding and carefully matching them with other tigers with RFL in line, I’ve
been able to increase the levels nicely. Each generation seems to really step
Now I have less luck with jags and cougars, but by bringing in other breeder’s
higher level ones that’s improving. But really only breeding a few of those.
My focus is really the tigers.