I’m sure y’all will be happy when I stop using that Pure Juice reference in all of my titles, huh? LOL After all the hype of the event, I finally had a chance to try on some of the comfy (read “more me”) clothes that were available. So I settled down in my e! top and Republic flats and hatched me some butterflies!
Papillon Breedables are open! And what does that mean to you? Butterflies, of course! The creators have been working SO hard on this release and are beyond excited to move out of beta and into real SLife. And they should be. They’ve put together such an extensive product. I’m not big on breedables (buy the creature and then have your life savings sucked away in order to keep them alive), though I’ve had a bunny and a fairy and a horse- no chickens. But I couldn’t pass up the idea of butterflies. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know why, but I’m so glad I invested the time to visit the store and read all their materials and OF COURSE, buy some butterflies. I picked up a Breeding Starter Kit for 199L that contained one male, one female, two plants and one beehive. The butterflies are very easy to hatch, unlike some breedables that will break if you remove them from inventory incorrectly or if you touch them too soon before they hatch or birth or whatever. The butterflies work like they should: drag, drop, hatch, butterfly, yay! They are also fairly easy to control once you have them rezzed and hatched. You can use their scripted menus or my preferred method, the Control HUD. I didn’t love having to click on the butterfly after each choice made in the menus, so the HUD was much better for me, though for individual changes you’d have to use the specific butterfly’s menu. The Control HUD came in a (currently) free box of HUDs and goodies.
And speaking of goodies… Holy cow. The creators have put together such a detailed experience for the breeders. I won’t go into everything here, but let me say that the Papillon butterflies are somewhat of a cross between all the positive aspects of breedables and the fun and adventure of a good RPG. Genetics and classes and bonuses (breed for that queen, folks!) that you’d get from that combination are placed in this wonderful little eco-community of butterflies, plants and other insects- all with the possibility for adventure! The thought that went into this little ecosystem is amazing. There are plants that feed the butterflies in different ways, gardening supplies to help maximize the productivity of those plants and accessories that have various effects on your garden. My two favorites are the beehive and the psychedelic shroom. The beehive (this shows some of the detailed thought that went into the creation of this product) has bees, obviously, that go out and kill spiders in your plants so their webs don’t harm your butterflies. The psychedelic shroom improves your chances of breeding rare or mutated babies! How fun is that??
I’m getting a little long winded here, but I want to say one more thing. The accessories and gardening supplies and plants were all created to help your butterflies live and grow happily with the least investment possible. There’s even a type of plant that increases in value and productivity the longer you own it – and the market for reselling has already emerged. So buy some butterflies, breed some butterflies, enjoy your butterflies. You won’t spend all your Lindens because it’s not necessary.
Butterflies | Papillon Breedables – Normal Lune Soldier and Butterfly (Green Female, Blue Male)
Shirt | e! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories – Juiced Jersey (Pink3)
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jeans (Regular Wash)
Shoes | Republic – Charlotte Flats (Scarlet Paisley)
Hair | Truth – Penelope (Night)
Skin | YS & YS – Susan (Skin Fair 2011 Gift)
Makeup | Miamai – XGen Makeup LashNLiner (Charme)
Pose | Adorkable Poses – Petals in the Wind (Pose 1)
Prop | Just A Pose – Forrest Frolic Log
Flowers | Urbanized – Fairy Meadow, Fairy Pink Roses, Fairy Spring Grass