Gempandas have 3 new Limited Edition Shoulder pet and Magic Potions packs for the new season. The Winterfrost, Springtime and Easter packs have a shoulder pet which you can enjoy now and a Magic Potion which is used to turn a breeding GemPanda into one with a special coat but still retaining it’s current traits. You can use it on the GemPanda of your choice after release.
I was very chuffed to find Les Petite Royals had a Gempanda outfit as one of the Bargains 4 Babies offers for this week. As I am currently beta testing them I could resist taking a picture of my babies with my Gempanda’s. The very large one in the background is actually the Huge size, smaller than her parents that were Giant.
LPR has a newly designed store since I was last there, with many new creations. There are 2 different outfits available for just one more day as part of this weeks B4B sales event. The Gempanda outfits for boys and girls above, with matching hats and another boy/girl matching outfit. The Gempanda outfits are 75L each with matching hats for 50L each. The first stage of Gempanda’s closed beta has just ended and there will be another short stage before open beta begins.
Gempandas currently have 4 limited edition shoulder pets plus magic potion which you can use to give the Gempanda of your choosing the matching LE coat once they have been released. Each potion is 500L with a Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and two Valentine’s to choose from, or if you have the L’s why not buy all 4. There actually seems to be a strong market for Magic Potions even now, before the official release date of the Gempandas themselves, and people just love the Shoulder Pets! I’m sure you can see why.
I found the Gempanda’s display very interesting. There are some coats and colours that I haven’t seen before on the sample panda’s there. You will also find a special LE Halloween Shoulder Pet which comes with a Magic Potion you can use to give a Gempanda of your choice the same coat once GP are released. This is the general method GP will be using with LE coats. You can choose to add it to your pet of choice so they can retain the traits that you have bred into them. Join the group to find out more about this.
The Treat I received is the Naughty or Nice necklace. There was also mention of an October Beta so make sure to join the inworld group if you would like to be involved with that and keep your fingers crossed.
Gempanda’s have just added a new treat to the Trick or Treat pumpkin at their display. The LE Halloween Bangles shown above. So if you haven’t won a treat from there yet, make sure you try again before the Expo is over.
Q&A Today at 9PM SLT – Silverfall Breedables
Just how big do Gempandas actually get?
Come to the Gempandas Q&A at 9PM SLT at Silverfall Breedables and see for yourself, learn about these magical creatures and get all the very latest! Invite your friends, bring your questions and meet the development team there. We are looking forward to meeting you all!
A Group Gift has just been sent out, it a very original HUD that gives information on the GemPandas while also gaining a cute new Screen Pet. The GemPanda leaves the HUD and wanders around your screen. It is even possible to close the HUD main and still enjoy watching your new Pet wander around and surprise you by popping out unexpectedly lol.
I was also lucky enough to get some gorgeous pictures of the lovely Ayram Uggla with her GemPandas and I thought you would enjoy them too.
Ps Don’t forget about the Q & A which starts very soon.
You will find a sweet Group Gift if you are a member of the **~ Gempandas – Nice or Naughty ~** If not you can join and find it in the group notices. The gift was to celebrate 500 members in the group and is a necklace which can be either Nice or Naughty, there is also a modifiable one for Petites to adjust..
This Gempandas Nice or Naughty necklace can change with a simple magic chat command
When you are feeling Nice type “/3 nice” (without the quotes) in local chat
When you are feeling Naughty type “/3 naughty”
When you aren’t sure type “/3 auto”
and “/3 autooff” to stop it !
The Gempandas Team
I have previously shown a picture of the larger size, ridable Gempandas and I’ve also been wanting to share a picture I took when Ziggy Slade and Ayram Uggla came and did a Q and A at my place. They both were showing off the cuddle animation for the medium sized panda and it was just adorable.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the Gempanda beta start and I get the feeling it won’t be to much longer. So join the group to keep up with the news and grab the new gift. There are also announcements of chances to win yourself the standard Panda shoulder pet as well as some extra special ones occasionally.
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:)