Archive for October, 2010

Halloween In TirNua

October 23rd, 2010 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Halloween Holiday Quest Maze

Find the TirNua Halloween Lot, finish the maze, cross the finish line and then open up your special Halloween holiday gift in your inventory in the decorations category.

Black Cat
Adapt and nurture a Black Kitten in Time to have a Black Cat for Halloween

Halloween Store available on the Shopping Tab
Find some new and some old familiar items to help celebrate the holiday


It’s Nap Time - Catch those Zzzz’s

We have our first functional prototype bed in TirNua! It can be found in the VIP Store for a real bargain this week. The sleep interaction will increase your EMP energy levels just like the sit interaction does. In future updates, we will be updating all beds to support sleeping and…

Interactions include: sleep, getup and make.

Cat Portraits

‘Take Portrait’ is an added interaction on cats - this portrait will display on the Persona Web page for your cat and will display on any icon you have for your cat. So, for example, if you are selling your cat - an image of that cat can be displayed in your store. Use the ’set full body thumbnail’ for the snapshot for your cat’s persona page and use the ’set head thumbnail’ for smaller pictures for catalog images. Share them on facebook and twitter!

Pet Love Shack uses the Cat Drop On
Take your Pet Shack with you to other lots. This will allow you to breed your cats on other player’s lots since female cats will only breed in their owners Love Shack.

Evangelist - Store License Badges

Earn badges for:

  • Selling 1 item from each licensed store type
  • Selling an item from ALL licensed store types
  • Maintained Top 10 in each store sort ranking for each store type. Note: must maintain status for at least 2 hours
  • Maintained Top 10 in store sort ranking ranking for ALL store types. Note: must maintain status for at least 2 hours
  • Designer - Unique Power-up Badges

    Earn badges for:

  • Each rare Juice Bar unique recipe solved (single badge per rare Juice Bar, we already have the badge for solving ALL rare Juice Bars)
  • Fixes / Other

  • Hybrid and Mutant Flowers will now display the image in your inventory and in your store - you will be able to tell exactly what the flower looks like!
  • Cat will not interact with you if your EV is too low
  • Old gifts that have not been opened by the receiver yet will be returned to the inventory of the person who sent the gift. Note: this only pertains to gifts that were sent after we introduced the new gift box feature
  • Tree badges - grow all trees and grow each rare tree badges have been fixed
  • Make sure to check out the VIP store this week!

    Happy Halloween Mazing!
    Audrey and the TirNua Team


    More, More, More

    October 16th, 2010 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    More Store Licenses

    To go along with the Manufacturing License we introduced last week, this week we have Clothing, Energy, Real Estate, Food, Gardening and Architecture Store Licenses. The sort order is a function of Rating, Residency, name plate, and input energy — in the future the function will include badge count as well.

    Our Original Store Business License has also been converted to a powered license. This means it will need a hook up. You will notice that any current business license you own have been changed into this new object.

    To operate a License you will need:

    1. The License, of course - available in the VIP Store
    2. A Battery Harness
    3. A Charged Battery

    Charging up the License:

    1. Place the License and Harness as shown in picture above.
    2. Don’t forget to set the Permissions on the License and Harness!
    3. Load a charged Battery into the Harness.
    4. Connect the License to the Harness.
    5. On the License, select the Add Charge command.
    6. Enter the amount of energy to transfer to the License and click the Transfer button as shown in picture below.

    You can repeat this process to transfer as much energy as you want to the License.

    Power up the License:

    1. On the License, select the Set Bid command.
    2. In the Set Bid dialog enter the amount of energy that you would like apply to your License as in the picture below.
    3. The amount of Bid energy you enter will be removed from the License once every hour.
    4. There is a surcharge of 5 energy every time you change the Bid value.
    5. If you change the Bid value before the hour is up, you are ‘refunded’ some of the energy.
    6. See the notes in the dialog for more information.

    Player Store Category Searches

    Under Popular Searches on the Shopping Tab you will find player store categories that match the store licenses. This will be an easy way to find a particular store category. All previous stores listed under Player Stores are now in the ‘General Stores’ category. Some of these searches will produce empty results until players start creating the store licenses.

    Lots and Lots More Badges

    Counting Badges in various Categories - hit certain numbers in these categories to be rewarded with a badge.

    1. Wind Power - Energy: windmills
    2. Human Power - Energy: treadmill, handcrank
    3. Trees - Good Carbon
    4. Rare Trees - Green Thumb
    5. Potted Plants - Green Thumb

    Fixes/Other

    1. Good and Bad Carbon Badges will update your CFP score
    2. Recycling is a bit faster now

    Look for the new store licenses in the VIP Store this week.

    Cheers!
    Audrey and The TirNua Team


    Power your way to the top with the new Store License!

    October 9th, 2010 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook


    Manufacturing Store License

    This week we are introducing a new type of Store License. These licenses use power to increase their sort ranking. The first of the powered licenses is the Manufacturing License. We will introduce more license types such as Food and Energy soon.

    To operate a Manufacturing License you will need:

    1. The Manufacturing License, of course - available in the VIP Store
    2. A Battery Harness
    3. A Charged Battery

    Charging up the License:

    1. Place the License and Harness as shown in picture above.
    2. Don’t forget to set the Permissions on the License and Harness!
    3. Load a charged Battery into the Harness.
    4. Connect the License to the Harness.
    5. On the License, select the Add Charge command.
    6. Enter the amount of energy to transfer to the License and click the Transfer button as shown in picture below.

    You can repeat this process to transfer as much energy as you want to the License.

    Power up the License:

    1. On the License, select the Set Bid command.
    2. In the Set Bid dialog enter the amount of energy that you would like apply to your License as in the picture below.
    3. The amount of Bid energy you enter will be removed from the License once every hour.
    4. There is a surcharge of 5 energy every time you change the Bid value.
    5. If you change the Bid value before the hour is up, you are ‘refunded’ some of the energy.
    6. See the notes in the dialog for more information.

    Ranking:
    The Manufacturing License controls the Seller Ranking for various manufacturing-related objects:

    - Wood Recycle Bin, Plastic Recycle Bins, Paper Recycle Bins, Metal Recycle Bins, Glass Recycle Bins, Fabric Recycle Bins, Fiber Recycle Bins, Soil Recycle Bins
    - TNreplicator - Small 3D Printer for 1×1 Objects, TNreplicator - Medium 3D Printer for 2×2 Objects, TNreplicator - Large 3D Printer for 3×3 Objects
    - ZapaScan - Large 3D Scanner for 3×3 Objects, ZapaScan - Small 3D Scanner for 1×1 Objects, ZapaScan - Medium 3D Scanner for 2×2 Objects
    - One Disc to Rule Them All - DVD
    - Disc-It DVD Player
    - Loading… Please Wait - Progress Monitor
    - Everlast Sewing Machine, Professional Sewing Machine
    - Kiln-o-Matic
    - Trash Me Up and Watch Me Go Recycling Station

    How it works:

    When one of the above items is clicked, Sellers who have the Manufacturing License are ranked above any other sellers in the Sellers List (at the right of the Shopping Panel).

    Sort order is a function of:
    * Store type: Manufacturing or General
    * Residents
    * Store Nameplate
    * Rating
    * Amount of ECharge Bid
    Manufacturing Stores, Resident, nameplate, function (rating, echarge)
    General Stores, Resident, nameplate, function (rating, echarge)

    As usual, Resident Lots and Lots with Nameplates have a higher priority in the ranking.

    In the picture above, we see an example in which the lowly ranked “Industrial Industries” store has powered its way to the top of the Sellers List.

    You can also see other differences when you compare the standard Lot-Rating ranking at left with the Powered ranking at right.

    Two New Intermediate Energy Objects


    Bio-Mass Stove Generator

    1. Accepts wood, paper, and pellets
    2. Pumping the bellows will increase the energy production efficiency. The duration of the effect is based on your Mv and Pv.

    Bio-Mass Pellet Maker

    1. Accepts paper, organic, and fiber
    2. Requires water to operate

    Cat/Kitten Updates

    1. Weight, height, and breed data added to the persona page for cats
    2. New Gamer Badges - Breed a Cat and produce a Mutant Cat
    3. Animal Breeding Scores - get points for conceiving, giving birth, reaching maturity, and mutations
    4. Kittens only take 1 week to mature into fully grown cats now
    5. Feeds will be generated for when your cat runs away, becomes pregnant, and gives birth

    Series Version 2 Juice Bars - New Juice Bar Recipes from the TirNua Mixologist

    1. Be the first players to solve each of the new Quick Solver Rare Juice Bar’s Shared Power Up Puzzle version #2 recipes and receive a unique badge. Each Rare Juice Bar shares two puzzles common to all of the Juice Bars of that type (i.e., particular rare) and of that version. This is version #2.
    2. Note: The recipes will only work on the Series #2 Rare Juice Bars. This means you will need to manufacture or purchase from another player each of the rare juice bars before attempting the recipe puzzles.
    3. To learn more about the Power Up Puzzles read this introductory blog on the new rare juice bars.

    Fixes

    1. Cats and kittens simulating properly - the will eat, drink and use the litter box properly
    2. Cat dropon for the grey cats is working properly
    3. Lot owners can now move other people’s cats on their lot
    4. Rare orange trees are now tradeable
    5. Tuned EMP values for rare fruit eaten from fruit stands

    As usual don’t forget to check out the VIP Store for the hot deal of the week.
    Enjoy!
    Audrey and The TirNua Team


    Cat Breeding

    October 2nd, 2010 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    Breed your cats and produce unique offspring!

    Kittens will acquire traits from their parents with slight variations - size, fat or skinny, coat pattern, color etc. Occasionally you will get a mutant.

    To breed cats, you must be a Resident and you will need to buy a Pet Love Shack from the VIP Store. The Pet Love Shack acts as a license to breed and therefore it is not tradeable, giftable or printable!

    Here is what to look for and to expect when Breeding Cats:

    1. For feline procreation to occur a male and female cat have to be happy and together for anywhere between 3 and 53 hours depending on your Ev. The lower your Ev is the longer it will take for the cats to breed and to give birth to baby kittens. Each birth will produce 1-3 kittens on a purely random basis.
    2. You will know when they have bonded when they play together a lot
    3. They will then enter the Pet Love Shack
    4. There is a 50/50 chance the female will become pregnant
    5. They will keep trying every hour until the female is pregnant
    6. A female cat will only enter a Pet Love Shack owned by her owner
    7. She will give birth anywhere 1-2 days (depending on the female owner’s Ev)
    8. The new kitten will appear in your inventory
    9. New kittens all look the same, you will only see the breeding effects once a kitten is full grown
    10. You will only know the sex of your kittens once it is full grown.

    Persona Web for Cats - to find out the sex of your cat or the owner of a cat and other information about a particular cat you can search for and find them on the persona web.

    Mobile Juice Cart - here’s an easy way to always make sure you have drinks on hand or for storing them - just load up these mobile juice carts with drinks and transport them to any location for a quick fix or easy sell anytime, anywhere. The fruit drop on tile will accept the fruit carts - so wherever you see one you will able to set up your mobile cart and be ready for business!

    To ‘Add Drinks’ to the Juice Cart - you must be the owner or roommate and you will need a battery hookup just like you do for the Juice Bars. Then just select ‘Add Drink’.

    The first drink listed in your Juice Bar will be added to the Juice Cart. The deduction from the juice bar will be done when the drink has been added. After the drinks are added the battery can be disconnected and the drinks will store indefinitely.

    To ‘Buy Drinks’ - mouse over the Juice Cart to see what drink choices and nutritional value are available and then select the ‘Buy Drink’ interaction. From the menu, you will be able to choose your drink of choice and see the purchase price.

    Print all Rare Mobile Juice Carts and Earn Another Designer Badge - just as with the juice bars, there are 5 rare juice carts (one for each collection) that can be manufactured by scanning and printing the basic juice cart. Rare juice carts hold more drinks but require more energy.

    Fixes/Other

  • Juice Bar - new image for the unknown item in the boost recipe (replaces the questionnaire mark)
  • Kitten will no longer run away from the VIP Store and can be purchased again
  • Store tax and name plate purchase calculationdisplay issue
  • Help dialog for missing connection (no battery connected to juice bar etc)
  • As usual don’t forget to check out the VIP Store for the hot deal of the week.

    Happy Breeding!
    Audrey and The TirNua Team

     


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