Beyond is open – Angelic Beyond Limited now available!

The BattleBeast Breedables community is buzzing about the opening of  “The Beyond”.
The Beyond is like “dragon heaven” – where an old or unwanted (*sniff, sniff*) dragons can be sent, in exchange for Dragon Gold Points (DGP).

Dragons can be sent to the Beyond by using the dragon touch-menus: More / Beyond. A confirmation dialog will tell you how many DGP would be credited to your account, if you send the dragon to the Beyond.

There will be a series of Limited Edition dragons available ONLY from your dragon points.
We are pleased to be able to show you the very first one: The Angelic Beyond Limited,
which has a special “Golden Beyond Limited” eye (which might be by breeding).

Angelic Beyond gallery

Important: Dragons which are sent to Beyond cannot be retrieved. Once they are sent to Beyond – they are gone!

Each of the Premier Store locations has a Beyond Vendor – which will vend items, in exchange from DGP from your account.
On the vendor, you can touch “My Points”, to find out your currently available DGP balance.
To be get the list of what you can exchange for DGP, touch “Pricelist”.

New Update, wearable dragons, Breath traits, a Raffle… lots of fun!

Last week was an exciting and busy week for the BattleBeast Breedables dragon breeders in SL!

The development and testing team completed work on Update v1.9.4, so it’s now available at all the BBB Stores. Release Notes for the update were posted in a Group Notice, or ask someone in the BattleBeast Breedables main chat group for a copy of the Notecard.

We’ve always known the dragons were magical, and they’re now showing off their ability to be worn on your avatar! This latest update add an ability for you to wear your dragons. Just right-click “Wear” to have the dragon perch on your shoulder. Any size dragon (from Tiny up to Legendary) will scale down to a special temporary “wearable” size – and not lose it’s actual Size trait. (To have it resume it’s actual, use “Drop” to rez it on the ground (or skybox/platform), or “Detach” to have it return to your SL Inventory.) While worn by your avatar, your dragon can eat, mate, battle, and TP with you when you travel to auctions and other places. (Note: Pregnant females who reach 100% of their pregnancy term while worn will wait until you rez them on the ground, to drop their eggs. Just seems like the proper thing to do. Would you like a fresh dragon egg on your head?  Heck, no! ;))

Breath traits – introduced some time ago, hadn’t propogated as expected. We’ve heard a story about a programming bug, but we suspect it was that the dragon makers hadn’t issued the proper magical incantation (yep, that’s the story! ;)). We’ve now confirmed that Fire and other Breath traits are being seen in some new dragons eggs the last few days, so we’re glad the wizards got that all sorted out. We’ve heard about Fire, Ice, Acid, and Gas, so far… stay tuned for more.

Last Saturday, we held a Q&A Session at the lovely Brawnz Isles region.  Great questions, ideas, and suggestions – it’s very much part of the dragon breeder community, and we always enjoy a chance to hang out with the breeders and dragon fans!  Part of the fun was a raffle: two lucky attendees each received a brand-new baby Tiny (Size trait) dragon. Congratulations to the winners!
(Rumor has it Wynter leaked some info about v2.0 dragons, but… we don’t seem to have any notes on the specifics ;))

Shareable Food, Update v1.8, More Hybrids, New Sizes spotted on the Grid!

Shareable Food is now available!

One of the often-requested “wish list” items has been shareable food. The new food with a “sharing” drop-down menu is now available (v1.7) in all the Stores, and on the SL Marketplace.

When the food owner touches touches Eucommia or Ligustrum, it will give you drop-down menu choices:  Owner, Group, or All

Owner – Only the dragon’s owned by the food owner by eat this food
Group – Any dragon in the same SL group as this food, can eat this food
All – Any dragon can eat this food (so beware!)

Update v1.8-P

We’ve recently made Updater v1.8-P available. (As before “-P” means you can also update Pregnant dragons with it).
The most recent Updater is always available at any of the BattleBeast Breedables Affiliate locations.

Update v1.8-P contains:

  • Bug fixes for coupling and stats
  • Additional measures to negate the impact of SL’s “Region Idling”
  • Extends the time frame for the dragons to eat “original food” (v1.02) for a while longer
  • Introduces four new Hybrid Dualtone breed combinations

New Hybrid DualTones

Four new Hybrid Dualtone breed combinations were introduced in version v1.8:

  • White scaled & Pink feathered
  • White scaled & Purple feathered
  • Black scaled & Pink feathered
  • Black scaled & Purple feathered

All of these new Hybrids are on display at the Main Store.  Stop by and see which one you like best!

New Sizes spotted on the Grid!

Congrats to Basona Melody for breeding out the first Legendary size dragon on the Grid!
A Legendary is one size larger than the Guardian dragons. Word has it she got the Legendary from
breeding two Guardians together.

We’ve also left a clue… in the Main Store area, about another size dragon not yet birthed out. 😉

Battle Tournaments  being organized

Several groups are starting their own Battle tournaments and ‘fight night’-style events.
Check the Tournaments tab here online, for event locations and schedules.

Hybrids, and Mutations… Oh My!

Following is based on a Q&A session held 07/26/2012 at Wheels Family Breeding.

In v1.3 and v1.4, several new enhancements have been added to the dragons. Not everything has been bred out and seen on the grid, so today we’re going to talk about some (but not all) of what’s come out, so far.

The BattleBeast Breedable dragons can now have up to 5 traits: Breed, Eyes, Tail, Wings, and Size.

New Trait: Stardust wings

Stardust wings looks different on different breeds; it passes, and adds to whatever breed colors are already there. Stardust wings were randomly injected in existing dragons as part of the update process, in going from v1.3 to v1.4. This means that some of your existing dragons may be carrying Stardust wings as a hidden trait, and it might surface as a visible trait, as they produce offspring. Stardust is a Wing trait, not an a trait for the entire body.

Q: Are these traits all passable through 3rd-4th gens and up, or do they need “new blood”?
A: Stardust wings are passable, without any restriction of number of generations, and without needing new starters.

Hybrid traits

The hybrid traits are an example of pushing the genetics model ahead in an innovative way. It will provide way of adding some traits in depth, which is something people have asked for (that you have to breed out, and then breed out further, to get to them).

The breeding mix (of possible traits) is usually: male visible, female visible, male hidden, female hidden. The hybrids are a little different, because we didn’t want to drive people “nuts” trying to figure it out :).

In order to qualify for a hybrid mating, the traits being mixed have to be Visible in the male, and Visible in the female.

New: Hybrid Tails

The existing tails that were first introduced in v1.3 were Normal, Ridged, Triple Ridged, and Barbed. In addition, we’ve now added the first hybrid tail trait. The first hybrid tail comes from mating a Barbed Tail with a Triple Ridged Tail; you might get a “Triple Ridged Barbed Tail”. As mentioned above about visible traits, you have to have a visible Barbed tail, and a visible Triple Ridged tail.

New: Hybrid Breeds

The first Hybrid Breeds come from mating a Western Scaled one of color with a Western Feathered of another color. As with the hybrid tails, both of the traits required to produce a hybrid have to be visible, and that gives you a chance, but no guarantee, of the hybrid trait being in the offspring. Once a dragon has a hybrid trait, it can pass it along to it’s offspring as either visible, or hidden.

Q: Is it only a combination of western scaled & feathered? or will fancy & feathered also mingle?
A: It’s only scaled and feathered, for now. We might add in some others, later. This is an experiment, to see if you like it, and see how they breed out. Not all colors (breeds) mix like this, only certain ones (see below).

Most of them have been bred out – so if you’ve been watching chat, you’ve seen or heard of most of them. We’re going to show you all of them, tonight. Some of this is nice, as a puzzle, but we also want it to be FAIR, and FUN!  As we add in new hybrid combinations, and we’ll announce what they are, shortly. Those are the 4 combinations that are in the dragons now (v1.6).

– Western Azure/Black Hybrid DualTone (from mating Azure Scaled, and Black Feathered)
– Western Black/Blue Hybrid DualTone (from mating Black Scaled, and Blue Feathered)
– Western Orange/White Hybrid DualTone (from mating Orange Scaled, and White Feathered)
– Western White/Green Hybrid DualTone: from White scaled and Green Feathered

Q: So you can have a stardust hybrid?
A: Yes – Stardust is a wing trait, separate from the breed trait, so you can have, for example, a Western Black/Blue Hybrid DualTone dragon, with Stardust Wings.

Q: Does it matter which the parents are?
A: For any of these pairings, the Scaled and Feathered can be either Male or Female, either way.

Q: Will there be hybrid color tails too?
A: Hybrid colors tails….. hmmmm 🙂

Q: What happens if you breed a hybrid coat to another hybrid coat of a different colour?
A: Oh, good question! Both hybrid coats are possible as the one that will pass (as hidden, and visible). Currently – we don’t “mix” hybrid coats to mate even-more-hybrid coats.

Mutation Traits

We have also recently added a genetic “mutation” model. What you normally get in a genetic mix is based entirely on the visible and hidden traits of the parents. With the mutation model, sometimes… you get something different, that didn’t exist in either of the parents (as visible, or hidden). Mutations happen rarely in nature, so it’s not something to count on. When it does happen, it will most always result in someting interesting and rare.

New: Size Traits

Size traits pass as normal traits, and also use the genetic mutation model. In the case of Size, we all started with Normal Size dragons. Some dragons were randomly injected with a different Size hidden trait as part of the update process. So, new sizes will breed out… as those hidden traits are in the genetic mix. We’ve already seen some Dwarf and Guardian sizes come out – more than likely from those injected hidden traits.

Matings also have a chance to produce changes in the Size trait based on a small % chance – a mutation. This is the first dragon trait that has can mutate. In the future, there will be other mutation-capable traits.  So, as a result of those visible and hidden sizes breeding out, and some additional mutations from matings, you’ll begin to see more Dwarf and Guardian sizes, and it will be interesting to see what they can breed out…

There will be some fun things in the battle and gaming part of what we do, based on the Size trait of the dragon.

You have to breed dragons that are only one-size away from each other. So, for example – a Dwarf and a Guardian, can’t breed 🙁

Q: Are these traits avaiiable now?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you give an example of a mutation?
A: When you mate a Normal with a Normal, you also have a small chance of getting a Dwarf or a Guardian. If it comes out, A small %, but possible, and (from then on) it will be part of the genetic mix (as visible or hidden) when it mates.

Q: So if we don’t have it in the blood yet, its a rare occurance that will bring it to us ?
A: Yes, that’s right. All dragons started as Normal Size/Normal Size. As part of the update process, some of them have been injected with traits that are hidden. You’ve likely seen chat about that, likely, as you’ve used the Updater.

In some of this, we’re covering new ground… and not all of what we do has been “spot on”. in v1.3 we had the new tails being a high % when you mated a 2T with a 2T. That was something one of the breeders really thought would be great. We tried it, and it … led to a small *explosion* of tails 🙁 So… we’re all learning.

In our next release – v1.7, we’re going to make most of the traits “a little easier” to get, to help balance things out. But not “too easy!”. We don’t want it to be all about being frustrated, and we want it to be fun!

What’s next?

One of the highest priorities right now is to get the Beyond vendors working, so you can use your Dragon Gold points. “Dragon Gold” points will be an ongoing part of what the dragons are all about.

Q: What sort of things will be available from dragon gold
A: We haven’t made the final decisions on that. Right now… jury is still open. We *love* getting suggestions. One of the things we wanted to do – right from the beginning – was to get the community involved in how this progresses.

Q: Will buying a starter wont increase chances of any of the new traits?
A: Not a higher % of new traits, but let’s talk about that for a minute. we stay with a pretty normal genetic model – that means that if a trait is there, it can be bred out. So … if you’ve got scaled/scaled and you breed it with scaled/scaled – you’re pretty much going to get scaled, unless there is a mutation. It might be better to buy a dragon at an auction, with a trait you can see, and then breed it out further, or combine it with something else from another line.

Q: I’ve noticed a significant decrease in a trait: Tourmaline Crystal Eyes.
A: The Crystal eyes are harder to get than Lava eyes, and the Lava eyes are harder to get than Glass eyes Crystal eyes are one of the traits that you can get as a hidden trait from a starter, so there might not have been very many, to start with.

The traits don’t have the same % chance of coming out. Glass eyes are easier, lava are harder, and crystal harder still, and some of the LE eyes even more so. If you mate a glass/glass (visible/hidden) with glass/lava there is a much greater chance of getting the glass. So if you want a rare trait to breed out… battle the dragons, and breed it with another rare trait.

Q: Does that include LE starters?
A: Yes – the LEs can have any of the traits, as hidden.

Q: At one point I heard there would be tournaments..is that still on??
A: We’re meeting with (edit) “W.B.F.” (Worldwide Battle Federation) this weekend, to talk about some ideas. If you’re interested, please contact wildorchid Fairymeadow, Blue Loxely, or Ferrari Rahja.

Limited Edition dragons loosed on the grid!

At the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life, new dragons from BattleBeast Breedables made their entrance!

The “RFL Cure Limited” dragon is gorgeous swirl of blue color, with “CURE” eyes!  All “RFL” special items sold in the official RFL vendors ensures that all those L$ go directly to the American Cancer Society fundraising drive: Relay For Life in Second Life.

Additionally, two “Timepiece Limited” dragons – one brass and one copper, were introduced, with 3 possible “timepiece” clock face eyes were introduced.

All 3 dragons have been very popular, and we look forward to seeing how people are breeding our their traits, mixing them with other breed colors, and eyes!

In the BattleBeast Breedables NEWS

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The DRAGONS are battling!  yes, you read it right.  Today BattleBeast Resident issued a group notice (if you’re not in the group, you should be) and he said the words we’ve all been waiting for, “The Battle is ON!”  In the next few days, we’ll be adding new moves, new sounds, some fun effects to battle… beyond what was in Beta battle. Watch for further info about that. When you’re logged in, please check in our group notices and read Battle’s notecard about this exciting feature and what’s in store for future enhancements. Keep your eyes on this website for upcoming community battle tournament info and results.  How’s that for some exciting news?

Keep up with BattleBeast happenings here and in our SL group: BattleBeast Breedables

Other BattleBeast news..   we had our first contest. Yep.. we did!  Best Dragon Pick-Up lines.  Wynter issued a group notice that said she sure got a lot of entries and she enjoyed them immensely.  I can only imagine what she got or how tough it was to choose.  But, someone HAS  to do it and the results are about to be revealed here, too!

FIRST PLACE — Lyliath Python — I’m sorry I’m not sure what color your eyes are, I have been staring at your curvaceous tail.

SECOND PLACE — Xavian Starsider — Hey, good looking. Let’s set our homes to the same point. You walk clockwise, and I’ll walk counter-clockwise and when we come face to face…..rawrrrrr!

THIRD PLACE — Ryleigh Carnell — Your Cave or Mine I think you could be the one to Tame this Dragon

Each of our awesome winners will receive trophies created by Keichimaru Murakami and Hikari Vixen.  Thank you to both for taking the time to make the fantastic trophies! In addition, Lyliath will receive that promised 3-pack of Dragons!

Next Contest:  the Come-Backs to the Dragon Pick-Up Lines!!  Winners announced at the end of next week!  This ought to be good..  can’t wait!

also, in the news.. a reminder, There are a few avenues for you to market your amazing beasts.  We have an inworld group called, BattleBeast Breedables Advertising – Official and you are welcome to join it and post your dragons for sale or announce your auctions and markets.  Also remember to check out our Forums, where you are able to list them in the market or trade them, too.  That’s it for now..  Happy Dragon Trails to all!

A DRAGON-sized WELCOME to BattleBeast Breedables!

WOW!  The DRAGON Launch festivities were GREAT this past weekend.  It was truly enjoyable for the BBB crew to be able to get out and about, mingling with the community as they came out  to hunt for crystals, dance and enjoy great music, and play games.  Perhaps most of the fun might just have been more of that awesome DRAGON chat that’s already making our BattleBeast Breedables SL group warm, inviting and an enjoyable place to be.  Either way, it’s a sure thing..  BattleBeast Breedables is launched, and moving forward to being an entertaining and successful Experience in Second life and with the BBB community.  Thanks to our Affiliates and to our group for the amazing welcome.  Thank you to both our Closed and Open BETA participants..  your input was heard and utilized and we appreciate you greatly.

Sentiments came pouring in from the excited and enthused BattleBeast staff!  “I am encouraged by the reception and feedback we’re getting!  People are enthusiastic about what we’ve created and they’re excited that they get to give feedback and help evolve this line of breedables!”, said BattleBeast Resident.  Wynter Sommer added, “ yes!!  “What an amazing launch weekend we had!  The enthusiam and support we received from the growing BattleBeast Breedables community made all the hard work so worth it!  We look forward to expanding our BBB family!”  “It was a lot of fun and the energy I feel around the dragons is addicting,” said Marketing Director, Andi Canare.  I’m happy to be out of BETA and ready to see lots of dragon babies and battles all over the grid!”  Nynaveve Wirefly,  BattleBeasts Community Liaison said, “Our community is awesome, they are great fun, loaded with questions, and super excited about the BattleBeasts.  I’m really honored to be a part of it all.”  BattleBeast Artist, Eleanora Newell chimed in too! “What a great community we have,” she said!  “So many came to celebrate the dragons and it was exciting to see their enthusiasm and hear their many questions.  It’s also heartwarming to see them enjoy the dragons.  One person had me come over to see the little home he’s made for his baby, giving me her name and how cute she looks when she hovers over her home.  It’s been wonderful to be involved with this project and now to see the community welcome it into their second lives; it’s just a real honor.”

Be sure to join the new forums, found on this website and as the BattleBeast Experience grows, share in the fun,  and absolutely share your thoughts and ideas with us.  We want to hear them!  We now also have a support ticket system in place for any BattleBeast  issues you may encounter.   What a great Welcome to the year of the DRAGON for BattleBeast fans, friends, family..  and we are just getting STARTED!  .. to be continued..

it’s Time for a DRAGON Launch Celebration!

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After months of planning and lots of concentrated effort the BattleBeast team is ready to launch it’s first creation, the BattleBeast Dragon!  Friday, March 9th, at 3pm will kick off the beginning of a launch party that will continue through Saturday, the 10th.  We hope to see you, to meet you and to celebrate with you.. it’s time to begin the Year of the Dragon!

Dates: March 9 & 10

Visit the Main Store for fun at the BattleBeast Breedables launch http://slurl.com/secondlife/La%20Terrasa/237/128/22.  Random prizes givers, get into the raffle for a Dragon 3-pack, enjoy Dragon Battle Demonstrations, Game Booths and more!  Participate in the BBB Hunt which starts at the Main Store and travels to each of our Premier Locations, too!

Make plans to visit our Premier Locations for music and dance. The schedule is below!

BattleBeast Breedables Celebrations – Music & Dancing: (all times are SLT)

Fri, Mar 9th –


4-5pm: DJ Bard Wasp @ MIDDY’s Battlebeast Dragons Store & Sales – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Britannia/182/117/22

6-8pm: DJ Shayla Juran @ Rainbow’s End Breedables – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Whispering%20Angels/61/140/32

8-10pm: DJ RedHawk Chronowire @ Xxtreme Breedables – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Xxtreme%20Oasis%20Breedables2/216/39/21

Sat, Mar 10th –

9-10am: DJ Shayla Juran @ The Knights of BattleBeast – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amon%20Ambar/173/189/22

Noon – 2pm: DJ Mixie Leigh @ Divine Dragons at Serena Becuma – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serena%20Becuma/194/198/24

2-3pm: Damian Carbenell @ Blue Fusion – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blue%20Fusion%20Breedables/210/128/22

3-5pm: DJ Ben Shutt @ GeneSys Breedables – http://slurl.com/secondlife/TK%20Genesys/48/209/21