GemPanda’s recently did a Q and A at Wheel’s Family Market and have released a sneak peek of one of the Panda’s abilities that has been promised. There will be rideable sizes, for standard and petite avi’s, yay! I have previously posted a Q and A for GemPanda’s but thought I would post the latest info.
Q: When is the release?
A: We are not setting a fixed date yet, but it is going to be before the end of the year.
Q: How many prims are the GemPanda?
A: 13 prims. Nests are 1 prim.
Q: Will there be equal numbers of male and females in the starter packs?
Q: Will there be different colors and coats in the starter packs?
A: Yes there will be 4 different colors/coats in the starter packs. It is the 4 that are on the large displays.
Q: How long is the breeding cycle?
A: It is 7 days. If you want, you can buy or make a potion that shortens the wait 1 day. The potion works on 1 breeding cycle.
Q: Will the GemPandas be interactive?
A: Yes we have several different ways for owner and pet to interact, and different animations for the different sizes.
Q: Will there be different sizes?
A: Yes there will be different sizes, from as small as our shoulder-pets to big enough to ride on.
Q: Will our friends be able to pet them?
A: Yes, and you will be able to share food and mate pets to friends pets if you want to.
Q: Will there be a HUD?
A: We have tried to avoid having a HUD because it comes in between you and the pet. That said, we are thinking of having a HUD that is optional to use for some activities.
Q: Will we be making magic potions?
A: Yes, you will be able to go hunting for treasures, and use them to make magic potions that you can give to your GemPanda or sell. Many of the potions gives the GemPanda ability to cast a magic spell in a tournament against another owners pet.
Q: Do you have to do the hunt and the tournament to breed successfully?
A: No, the hunt and the tournament is optional and really don´t effect your breeding. You can always chose to buy the potions from the mainshop or the secondary market.
Q: Will the GemPandas get sick?
A: No the GemPandas do not get sick, run away or die. If you don´t feed them they go tired and fall asleep into hibernation. To wake them up again you have to feed them 3 days, or buy a wake up potion to wake them instantly. That is the only potion you can not make yourself.
Q: How long will they breed?
A: They will breed 12 times. There is no age limit. And it is the same for males and females.
Q: Is there a reward system for setting them free to the nature?
A: Yes there will be.
Q: Will there be a Beta-test and how do I get to do that?
A: There will be a free open beta-test before we release and all that are in the group will be invited to take part in it.
Q: How do I get a pre-order pack and how much is it?
A: We will not sell any pre-orders until the free beta has started so people can see and try what they are paying for. And at that time we also will have pinned down launch date. Price is not set yet, but there will be different sizes of packs.
Q: How much will the food cost and will there be different kinds, will they need water to?
A: There will only be 1 food item. It will be breedable food and pet food. They will find water by themselves. The food will be reasonable priced.
Q: Will the purple coat shoulder pet be available to anyone else then Ziggy?
A: No, that one is specially made for Ziggy on his 5th rezday:)