Posted at 1:45 am on October 9, 2012 by Fennux
We have had an amazing turn out in Private Beta Phase 1. We got tons of feedback, and managed to patch bugs and implement requested features for Private Beta Phase 2 which will be happening shortly.
It is now the official ending of Beta Phase 1. We are pushing the command to delete most of the beta items (Fennux, homes, dens, food, recipes, etc). If anything is not auto deleted after 20 minutes or so, feel free to delete it manually – we don’t want any phase1 stuff interfering with phase2.
We have decided to also delete recipes so we can properly gauge the usage of Private Beta, else our analysis of Private Beta will be skewed when everyone decides to craft all of their Fennux within minutes of receiving their new crates.
EXPECT BETA PHASE 2 CRATES TO BE SENT OUT TO YOU IN ABOUT 24 HOURS. We will be sending out a prim via Group Notice, rez it on your land as soon as you receive it, and follow the hovertext instructions so you can click and receive the newest beta crate for Phase 2. This way we won’t crash any of our sponsor sims, or our main sim again.
Thanks for reading, stay tuned… again we will be sending out new crates in about 24 hours from this post.
Posted at 8:12 pm on October 2, 2012 by Fennux
For those of you who are ready to start Crafting but don’t know exactly how to go about doing this, please check out our Official Fennux Crafting Video Tutorial on YouTube:
If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask our amazing community members in our “The Fennux” Group Chat in-world on Second Life.
Thank you for reading,
Posted at 11:31 am on September 29, 2012 by Fennux
So we fixed all of our database issues, everything is running smoothly. We also made a new HUD update (V1.6 Beta) so make sure to check our past group notices to grab it, otherwise your HUD (1.5) will not work. We also updated the Crafting Machines to be working fine as well. They will sometimes make your Fennux rez above the machine 10 meters, but that’s it, just move them back down. Also make sure you are not wearing any Fennux while attempting crafting as the worn Fennux can interefere with the identification of rezzed Fennux
If anyone has still not received their Private Beta pack, send Daemon Blackflag an IM. Please do not IM Daemon for any bug issue, or suggestions, etc – please wait for our Support Ticket System to be live to submit these problems. You can ask questions in the group chat (The Fennux) and will easily get an answer from our amazingly helpful community!
Thanks to everyone for helping find bugs, give suggestions, etc!
Posted at 9:28 am on September 28, 2012 by Fennux
Looks like most everybody has received their Private Beta packs (that were supposed to receive them), if anyone else has not received them please get in touch with Daemon Blackflag in-world and he will make sure you get taken care of ASAP.
We will be posting more guides / tutorials / etc regarding how to take care of your wonderful little Fennux pets soon, we are also going to be adding a Support Desk System that is linked directly to your avatar. We will be posting news on that soon as well.
Thanks for everything, it appears most users are having a great experience in beta, and we hope for this to continue as we start integrating some of the most requested features that users are requesting in beta.
Posted at 2:56 pm on September 27, 2012 by Fennux
Okay so, everyone please stay off the Fennux Sim for a while – it just crashed hard core…
We will handle all of these failed deliveries in a timely manner, people kept clicking the terminals over and over again, some a few dozen times, it actually just slowed things down even further. By the time we added additional delivery servers a lot of people had missed out on their private beta packs.
Don’t worry, we have a list of everyone who has received, hasn’t received, who is queued to received, etc.
We will not rest until every pre-order customers has had the opportunity to get their Private Beta Pack!
Thanks for hanging in there,
Posted at 4:43 am on September 26, 2012 by Fennux
We are starting Private Beta on September 27, 2012 (SLT – but at an unknown time).
Yes, you heard me correct – Team Fennux has an official date for Private Beta, and it’s roughly 24 hours away.
We ask that you do NOT camp out the Fennux sim the entire time, as we are still finalizing a few things – and need to be able to access the sim, haha. If we have to – we will shut down the sim for a while prior to the start of Private Beta.
HOW MANY PRIVATE BETA STARTER PACKS WILL I RECEIVE?
We will give every user one private beta starter pack, this will include “3 Fennux Homes”, “1 Big Dish of Food”, “20 Fennux Dens”, a “Fennux HUD”, and a “Fennux Hydrater”
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY BETA STARTER PACK?
We will be putting Beta Fennux Delivery Terminals all around Second Life. You will merely walk up to a terminal, touch it, and follow the on-screen instructions to get your beta starter pack.
HOW DO I PAIR THEM, BREED THEM, CRAFT, DUEL, ETC?
The first phase of Private Beta is isolated to Breeding and Crafting. We will have in-depth guides on the Fennux Website shortly so you will be able to get started with ease. Dueling will be released in the second phase of Private Beta, again to keep testing isolated. So check the news feed often to see when we’ve added these guides.
HOW MANY PRIMS WILL I NEED FOR PRIVATE BETA?
We are giving out 3 homes initially which is enough for 24 Live Fennux to be on your sim. This would mean you’d need roughly 288 prims for all 24 to be breeding properly, plus another 3 prims total for the homes, and 1 prim for the food – totaling at 292 prims. The beta starter pack is 8 prims but you don’t need to keep that around after you rez out the homes, dens and food (and grab the HUD/Hydrater).
WHAT IS A HYDRATER?
Fennux are required to be fed, that’s obvious – but they also LIKE to be kept hydrated. The hydrater is a free handheld device that sprays your Fennux with a stream of unlimited water-like substance that is imbued with magical properties. All you have to do is “wear” or “add” the Fennux Hydrater to your avatar, then click on a Fennux you are standing near. By spraying your Fennux at least 2 times within a 5 day breeding cycle – you increase your odds at bettering your Fennux offspring. You have to wait at least 24 hours between each hydration spray, but you only have to spray a Fennux 2 times in a 5 day period to obtain the slight breeding bonus.This is not a requirement, Fennux do perfectly fine without being hydrated, but if you are patient – you will reap the rewards.
Why do we have Hydration in the first place? It allows the more dedicated of users to interact with their Fennux at least a couple times per breeding cycle, rewarding them with a slight chance at better Fennux for their efforts. If for some reason spraying your Fennux 2 times per 5 days is too much for you, we will have “Hydrated Fennux Homes” that keep your Fennux hydrated for you without spraying them. These are one-time fee homes, that cost a bit more than the regular homes.
Again, in-depth guides like the above will be distributed to users before beta starts, so it’ll be very easy to jump in and start enjoying your Beta Fennux.
DO WE GET TO KEEP THE FENNUX AFTER BETA?
Nope, we will be forcing all Fennux to delete after beta. Even if you stick it in your inventory for a year or two, try to take it out later when Team Fennux will “least expect it”, those too will auto delete.
WHEN DOES RELEASE HAPPEN?
After Beta. We have to get through Private Beta, Public Beta, wait a few days… release to our pre-order customers… and then finally release to all of Second Life. So I hate to say it but, soon! We are at the point of Private Beta so it’s not going to be much longer of a wait.
Thanks for reading everyone, we look forward to handing out Private Beta!
Posted at 2:56 am on September 22, 2012 by Fennux
We just posted a video to YouTube that shows off how easy it is for users to pair Fennux Dens. The key phrase here is “Opposites Attract”, which has to do with putting Male Dens (blue highlights) with Female Dens (pink highlights) and making sure the hovertext color above them are opposing as well.
The color of the hovertext represents what Aggression the Fennux has (Tame, Neutral, Wild). We are not like other breedables, we make it so breeders have to pair opposite aggressions together to make a match, and the resulting offspring will be the third aggression that was not used to make it. For example, Neutral + Wild = Tame.
It’s actually really easy to understand – just watch and/or listen to the video tutorial posted above.
Thanks for reading,
Posted at 7:52 pm on September 20, 2012 by Fennux
September 22, 2012 (this Saturday), Team Fennux will be at Jody’s Fennux Farm during their Fall Festival event! We will start the Q&A at 2:00PM SLT, but the entire event will be going on from 2pm – 9pm SLT.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the event, I hear there are going to be lots of fun things going on the entire day, live entertainment, haunted house, pumpkin hunt, palm reader, raffles and prizes, etc.
If you are new to Fennux, and you want to learn more about Fennux – make sure to come to this event. You will be sure to learn lots. I’m assuming we’re slotted 1 full hour of time for this QnA so we will try and start on time, and finish quickly. it’ll most likely be a voice QnA to keep things going super fast since our QnAs can easily last 2+ hours normally, haha.
Fennux Q&A TIME: 2:00 PM SLT
DATE: September 22, 2012
ALSO, keep checking back and keep your date planners open for the month of October. We are sponsoring and/or taking part in a lot of events in the middle of October, so keep checking up on http://www.fennux.com/news often!
Thanks for reading,
Posted at 4:55 pm on September 16, 2012 by Fennux
We have been actively testing our product to ensure it’s indeed ready for Private Beta. As you can see by the above image, well – we’ve been doing a lot of Internal Testing! So far everything is going quite well. Pairing Fennux to breed is working, Den Creation is working, Crafting Fennux is working, Fennux are linking to homes properly, pretty much everything is going smoothly! We’re still making minor last minute adjustments to Hovertext (see above, haha), as well as some minor particle tweaks for showing a visual “range” / “radius” around certain objects that require it. To sum things up, we’re very happy with the progress we’ve made these past 2 weeks and we expect to be getting our Private Beta out to the public very soon. I know it’s tough being patient, but hang in there everyone – we at Team Fennux promise you that you will not be disappointed.
(You might be wondering why we have so many dens in the above picture, it’s because we have amped up our breeding to happen much quicker in our Internal Testing. These testing Fennux were made to pop out dens at an unprecedented rate to help get an idea of odds / make sure we have no issues with our database server(s). Try not to freak out by the massive amounts of hovertext seen in picture above, haha.)
AFFILIATE PROGRAM (KIOSKS):
If you are not participating in the Affiliate Program – you are missing out. We have seen well over L$100,000 paid out to our affiliates in under 3 weeks time! Make sure to get your FREE pack of affiliate Kiosks by visiting the Fennux Sim today.
How do the Kiosks work? Rez one out at a popular location that you have rights to rez at, and when someone clicks your Fennux Kiosk (so long as they have not already clicked another user’s Kiosk), we record your name and their name into a database. Whenever that user purchases a Pre-Order Pack of Fennux – you will receive 10% commission on whatever they order! And not just their first order, all orders until launch will be 10% commission to you!
So that’s all of the news for today, we’ll be posting more shortly so please stay tuned to this website. Thanks!
Posted at 2:08 am on September 13, 2012 by Fennux
Calling all Fennux Enthusiasts:
We have decided to give away non-animated “Fennux Grabbers” to all users who put a “Pick” to the Fennux Main Store in their profile! All you have to do is visit the Fennux Sim, edit your Profile, and create a new “Pick” to our Main Store location, and wait for it to update on SecondLife.com, then collect your prize! There are 5 prizes and it changes daily so even if you miss one – you’ll be able to attempt at it again. (If you already had Fennux in your “Picks” you’ll be able to redeem the prizes RIGHT NOW!)
After the “Pick” updates on the web version of Second Life (it can take up to 48 hours) you will be able to click our “Prize4Picks” daily item to receive it instantly.
Again, this could take up to 48 hours, so make sure you get on over to the Fennux Main Store and create a “Pick” in your profile for our Sim, which helps support Fennux – and gives you a few awesome bonus items just for giving us some “Picks” space.