18 January, 2017

MANDALA! A new series & a new way to get it!

The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Team went to the Far East to bring back the first Limited Edition Set of 2017, MANDALA. This low potency, slow growing outdoor beauty is medium large, 2.25 meters tall, with an amazing meditative foliage and a hypnotic Rainbow Burst FX.

But that's not all. MANDALA is the debut of a new breeding twist, Special Edition Foliage Mutations. It isn't a single LE; it's a set! But you have to work to get it...

MANDALA seeds normally display the MANDALA foliage but are capable of throwing four other mutant foliages: GANESHA, PARVATI, SHIVA, and CHAKRAS. The sequence cycles over 16 generations with the mutants appearing about twice as often as dwarf or giant plants (or half as often as males).

The potency, growth rate, and size stats increase through the set, too. GANESHA is medium potency and growth rate and honors the Hindu patron of arts and sciences; PARVATI is high, fast, and represents love and devotion (although from the number of arms she's showing, she might be a little perturbed); SHIVA is very high and very fast just like the Lord of Bhang; and, CHAKRAS is extreme growing superweed that will take your consciousness to new heights (a huge 4.5 meters, to be exact)! All retain the amazing Rainbow Burst FX (unless you breed something else in ;-)

To get the whole set, you'll need a supply of MANDALA seeds, time, luck, and a little help from your friends.  :-)

For the first 4 generations, there's a 1-in-25 chance of GANESHA being thrown, followed by PARVATI in generations 5-8, SHIVA in generations 9-12, and CHAKRA in generations 12-16. The cycle then repeats for the next 16 generations and so on.  And yes, GANESHAPARVATISHIVA, and CHAKRAS are capable of throwing other mutants, but a mutant can never throw another MANDALA.

As with many other ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ features, Special Edition Foliage Mutations were suggested by a Grower! The  ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ Team takes your ideas seriously, and we remain committed to making growing and breeding ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ in Second Life fun, challenging, and rewarding! Happy  Growing!

The Fine Print...

Special Edition seeds will be released periodically, designated by a version number with the "SE" suffix. The numeric portion of the version number will match our latest regular release, and all other functions will be the same. The number of alternate foliages, the number of generations in the cycle, and the odds may differ.

SE capabilities are passed by a special "SE" ovule, so breeding lines are maternal. SE plants will lose their special mutation capabilities if they are upgraded. This means that plants with the "base" foliage should not be updated, while plants with any of the special foliages can be updated to a non-SE ovule to "lock in" the unique foliage and prevent further mutations.