02 December, 2017

Heaux Heaux Heaux - Holiday Specials


The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Team has a big pile of goodies for you under the tree! Based from our alternate shops at the 2017 RFL Christmas Breedables Expo as well as ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Central, we're bringing you lots of holiday cheer!

RFL STAR OF WONDER

First... Our annual One-Of-A-Kind (OOAK) LE, RFL STAR OF WONDER. These large plants are 6.0 Superweed out of the box and feature an amazing "Royal Beauty" FX. The highest bid takes all 24 seeds that will ever be released, along with bonus gifts worth over L$4000 if purchased separately.

We're asking for a minimum bid of L$10,000 on this OOAK, with 100% of the proceeds going to RFL. Check out displays at our Expo locations and follow the Growers & Breeders Group for more details on this outstanding opportunity to get a unique strain and help out Relay For Life!

HOLIDAY NUGZ RED, BLUE & GREEN w/Radz FX
We are also delighted to introduce our second holiday package -- HOLIDAY NUGZ. These little jewels are fun-sized, medium potency, medium growth rate outdoor plants with RED, GREEN, and BLUE foliage. These plants not only expand the WeeDable mini-plant series but also expand the "Radz" FX set as well!


"But wait, there's more..."

The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Team also brings you a very special Special Edition (SE) set, and it's a real "Sneaky Santa!"  Enjoy  a visit from the JOLLY ST NICK who stashes GIFTS GALORE under the tree, and then unwrap 'em to find WISHES COME TRUE!
Left to Right: WISHES COME TRUE, GIFTS GALORE, JOLLY ST NICK Special Edition Set
Generation 1 plants are JOLLY ST NICK, featuring a vintage Santa graphic. Santa leaves GIFTS GALORE in the 2nd generation, and WISHES COME TRUE in the 3rd generation. Like our other SEs, each generation has a chance of producing an alternate foliage in its offspring. But because Santa Claus is coming to town, these plants have a 100% chance of throwing the next foliage in the set!

All three varieties are medium potency, very fast growing outdoor plants featuring White Twinklies FX. And yes, Virginia, that FX is an extension of last year's Twinklies FX set!


Growers Notes (Caution! Technical information ahead!)
  • Previous SE sets (Mandala and Star Trek) present a 1-in-25 (4%) chance of throwing an alternate foliage when seeds or bricks are germinated. These are our customary SE odds and are built into every ovule, which makes it possible (since Star Trek) to update SE plants using the HUD 4.2017. In order to make every succeeding generation show alternate foliages, Sneaky Santa seeds have a one-off (4.19.904m) ovule. (You can verify this by the usual Edit > Content > Ovule Properties method.)
     
  • Plants with the 4.19.904m ovule will always produce offspring that follow the SE sequence, JOLLY ST NICK > GIFTS GALORE > WISHES COME TRUE. The sequence repeats beginning at generation 4.
     
  • Males are capable of passing the specific foliage they display and are also able to pass the White Twinklies FX. This is probably the best strategy for working the FX into other breeding lines.
     
  • Mutations such as dwarf, giant, superweed, or ultra will be lost in the next generation unless the grower chooses one of two paths. First, the SE Lock may be used to remove the SE system and lock in the parent's foliage forever. Or you may devise a plan based on the following information...
     
  • The standard upgrade ovule presents 4% rather than 100% odds of throwing an SE foliage. Upgrading Sneaky Santa plants using the HUD 4.2017 in CSLUT mode will replace the 4.19.904m ovule with a regular 4.19.904 ovule. Although the offspring will still have SE capabilities, the odds of getting an alternate foliage are greatly reduced, and mutation stats will be passed as usual.

      
Notes for Secondary Market Buyers:
  • A "pure" Sneaky Santa plant will show 4.19.904SE in the plant's stats after germination. It will also contain a 4.19.904m ovule. The odds of the offspring following the alternate foliage sequence are 100%.
     
  • A Sneaky Santa plant that has been updated with a standard ovule will show 4.19.904SE in the plant's stats, but the ovule inside will be 4.19.904. The odds of the offspring having an alternate foliage are 4%, the regular mutation rate.
     
  • A Sneaky Santa plant that has been "SE Locked" will show 4.19.904 in the plant's stats. It may have a 4.19.904m ovule or a 4.19.904 ovule (if it's been updated), but the SE system has been removed. The odds of the offspring having an alternate foliage are zero.

17 November, 2017

A Busy Month!

The Matrix w/Green Fog FX
October & November were busy at ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Central! Starting on October 18, five new LEs were released in 31 days!

The Matrix came first. Steaming with Green Fog FX and the "falling numbers" foliage, this "large-ish" medium growth rate, medium potency indoor/outdoor strain featured a Gen 1 sound bite (Morpheus' classic red or blue pill quote from the movie) and came packaged in a "red pill."

Devil Weed w/Brimstoned FX


Sweet Leaf w/Freakified FX
Next up was a pair of medium-sized, fast-growing, high potency Halloween LEs: Devil Weed, our Halloweed strain with Brimstoned FX, and Sweet Leaf, our Day-of-the-Dead sugar skull variety with Freakified FX (a multicolored leaf). These were delivered as four seed packs (two seeds of each type).

Zom Bee w/Baby Beez FX 

As an extra "treat" for Halloween, the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ
team released Zom Bee. Medium potency, very fast growing outoor plants, these little boogers featured "art by Gleaux" for both the foliage and "Baby Beez" FX.


Anonymous w/Gunpowder FX
Finally, to celebrate Guy Fawkes' Day and help us "remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason & plot," came Anonymous, a medium potency, medium growth rate monster with flashing Gunpowder FX and a Gen 1 sound bite. Released at Westem's Patron Auction with "bonus bags" for winning bidders!

Whew! That's a lot of crazy cool LEs coming fast! And the holiday season is just beginning! And remember, we're running a "grower design contest," so you may have a chance to design an LE! Check out the Buzz for details -- pick up a copy at any of the newpaper machines at ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Central!

13 October, 2017

HURRICANE PARTY & AUCTION 10/717

SEE ALL THE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK w/WHIRLI PLACEBO PLAYING LIVE!
HURRICANE LE has CAT 5 FX and is the newest V9.2017 with all the bells and whistles to love! It also has a sound byte that is inheritable to remind us that this HURRICANE is going to take alot of time to get right...and it has an added new "Overcast" TINT: 
We managed to raise (with the amazing support of our generous family of grower's support) $100,000.00 LINDENS!! That's around $400 USD...WOW
That will make a difference somewhere for a families in need.
Thank YOU ALL

04 October, 2017

Version 4.19.904 has been released!

Version 4.19.904 is now available in all fourteen Standard Varieties on sale at ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Central! Both regular four-seed and 24-seed bulk packs have been updated.

A new HUD 4.2017 update (version 4.20170930) is being "pushed" to everyone who wears an older HUD 4.2017 and is also available in the free HUD vendor at the store. Remember, the HUD 4.2017 functions like a wearable Update Transmogrifier, so you can begin updating your existing grows.

The key features of Version 4.19.904 are:

  1. Some new hovertext stats features, notably the use of gender symbols (  and ♂ ) and the inclusion of the FX name in the visible hovertext;
     
  2. An AutoPause option to set plants so they will pause themselves at the last growth interval before they flower, which should make for fewer heartbreaks when you're growing plants to sell at auction or in pOT pLOT; and,
     
  3. A "PassGroup" feature that gives you the option to have female plants pass their HUD Group assignment number on to their offspring.
At this time, AutoPause and PassGroup options are accessed only through the Advanced Menu of the latest HUD. As a side note, both of these new features were suggested by growers. The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™  Team listens!

Again, it's easy to update your plants to the newest version. Just grab a copy of the latest HUD -- either from a box of new Standard Seeds, from the free HUD vendor, or through the update process from your old HUD 4.2017 -- click the HUD Menu and switch the CSLUT On. If your plants are are already set up with "HUD On," you can use the HUD's Advanced > Update button to perform a bulk update, or you can click each plant and use the plant's Advanced > Update button!


01 August, 2017

New HUD 4.2017 Now Available

HUD 4.20170728 is now available! This HUD upgrade adds two exciting features to the HUD grouping and other goodies already in HUD 4.2017.

  • An integrated Transmogrifier! Throw away that old CSLUT! It's built in now! Designed to work with the HUD's bulk updating feature or manual updates of V4 plants from the plant menu!
  • Automatic HUD updating! When we release a new HUD (or integral CSLUT update) you'll receive it automagically ... if you wear the HUD!

Faster loading HUD graphics & smoother operation, too! And... It's FREEEEEE! On the deck at ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Central!

Click "Help" in the HUD Menu for more about Using the Version 4.2017 HUD

The new HUD includes all the features of the existing HUD 4.2017 such as bulk updating, HUD groups, user-configurable preset buttons, multiple range options & the convenient shrinking-and-expanding graphical interface. Try it now. Revolutionize your growing experience!

06 July, 2017

ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ Ḉőɱᵽȇţįţįőņ!

The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Team is proud to announce the First Annual ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ Ḉőɱᵽȇţįţįőņ! This event will promote creativity, advanced breeding strategies, and help inject a little excitement into what is usually a "slow" time in Second Life, and get us all through the SL "Summertime Blues."

Working from a common basic LE, breeders will compete for prizes (and bragging rights) in several categories:
  1. The MAD MAX award for the highest height, potency, and growth rate,
  2. MINI MED for the smallest weighted size,
  3. CHRONIC CRUSH for the highest potency,
  4. SPEEDY GONZALES for the fastest-growing hybrid, and
  5. DRIVEN SNOW for the highest generation achieved with statistically pure plants.
THE RULES

A special ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ LE, CHARLOTTES WEB, will be released for a limited time. The basic CHARLOTTES WEB plant is very low potency, slow growing, and relatively small. The odds of all the usual mutations (superweed, ultra, bright, and foliage inheritance) are the same as all other 4.19.903 ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ plants.

Competitive breeding will focus on developing this LE to achieve one of the category goals listed above. During the contest period, competitors may hybridize or inbreed their ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ LEs in any way they choose.

The competition will run from 7 July to 15 August. Entries will be accepted no later than 7 PM SLT on 15 August. The location and method for submitting entries will be announced in the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Growers and Breeders Group approximately one week before the competition closes.

One entry will be accepted per contestant. The category of competition must be declared by the contestant. For example, if a plant is entered in the "Chronic Crush" category, it cannot be considered for "Mad Max," "Speedy Gonzales," or another category regardless of how it might place compared to declared entries in those categories.

Entries must display only the ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ LE foliage and FX, and inspection of the entry's parents must show no other foliage and FX but those from the original ŞųɱɱȇƦ Ḉŭᵽ LE. [In other words, plan your last few generations around "cleaning up" the foliage and FX!]

At the end of the contest period, competitors will submit one plant, male or female, paused between 90-99% maturity. [Some extremely fast growing entries in the "Speedy Gonzales" and "Mad Max" categories may need to be grown without food for the last statistical growth period to do this. For example, a plant with 20% growth rate would have to be removed from food at 80% maturity and grown at one percent default growth rate for about ten cycles to put it between 90-99%.]

The plant's stats will be used to determine its score. For Mini Med and Mad Max categories, the height and width of the plant will be averaged together to determine the overall size score. For Driven Snow, the plant with the highest generation and all stats (glow, brightness, height and width, potency, and growth rate) closest to the original wins.

Have fun!






15 June, 2017

SHAKEDOWN!


BAKE YOUR SHAKE! 

Those "pretty much worthless" shake bricks are now worth L$ to you with the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ SHAKEDOWN REBATE PROGRAM! That's right - we'll be awarding L$10 credit for every eligible shake brick you turn in during the SHAKEDOWN!

Not every shake brick is eligible for the rebate, so read carefully! There are four basic rules:

  1. The Shake Bricks have to come from a 4.19.902 or higher ovule. Bricks from recent version males that have timed out are fine.
     
  2. Older version males will produce the right shake brick if you update them with a 4.19.903b Update Transmogrifier before they time out. There's no need to run a Bridge. Just update the older male directly, and make sure it's carrying the 4.19.903b ovule.
     
  3. Old bricks really are worthless. The quick way to check is to right-click on the brick, go to "Edit" and then to "Contents." If you see a script (CSL SHAKE) inside the brick, it's not eligible for the rebate.
     
  4. The bricks must come from plants that you owned when they timed out. There is no aftermarket for old shake. Of course, you can buy old males from other growers, update them to the 4.19.903 ovule, and grow them until they time out.


To cash in your shake bricks, find the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Shakedown Scales beside BiggBudd's counter at ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Central. Place your brick on the top of the scales, and click the "Weigh" button at the base of the scales. Messages in local chat will tell you if the brick is eligible or not.

You can only weigh one brick at a time. If it's accepted by the system, your cash-out total will increase by L$10 and the hovertext over the scales will turn yellow. You can then delete the brick. (Of course, if the brick is rejected, you can delete it, too.) Then you can weigh another brick.

When you're done weighing your bricks, click the "Cash Out" button to receive your Gift Card in that amount. The system awards only up to L$100 Gift Cards, so if you weigh ten bricks, the scales will automatically give you the L$100 Gift Card! You can accumulate as many Gift Cards as you have time and shake to turn in.

A couple of final notes. When the Shakedown Scales are in use, the hovertext will turn yellow. If you click the scales while another person is weighing bricks, the scales will award that person what they're due. (Likewise, if someone forgets to cash out and the scales are showing red text, the next user to click them will reset the scales and send that person their Gift Card.)

Also, the maximum individual Gift Card the scales will give out is L$100. We do not plan to award larger Gift Cards through the Rebate Program, so please don't ask.

We hope this is a fun (and profitable) way for you to clear out accumulated shake bricks and old males from your inventory. So SHAKE YOUR BRICKS!