Meet my adorable new pet Monkeys from the new Zooby Trainapets line! The Zooby Monkey is a fresh and new idea, as they are the first trainable pets that I’ve come across in SL. These Monkeys do not breed, but instead, their reason for being is to learn new tricks and interact with you and your friends.
I’ve named mine after delicious fruits, cos they are Juicy Monkeys, after all 🙂
The Zooby Monkey comes fully scripted with hold, roam, follow, meetmonk (I love this one!), home, pet, leash, poses, extras, tricks, my name, stats, sounds, attack, defend, help, and phantom. The menu is interactive and controls every aspect of your Monkey’s interactivity and customization. As with other Zooby products, I’m blown away by the flawless scripting and amazing textures.
Poses included – Sit, Stand, Relax, and Lay
Holding poses include – Hold (on arm) and Hold (on shoulder)
Here’s a preview of the “MeetMonk” animation menu. When your pet Monkey is near another Monkey, you can select this menu and choose from a wide selection of interactive “things to do” and your Monkey will act out those things. I just adore the kiss (awww!) and piggyback interaction (shown above).
Mmmmmm Monkey food! There are four types of Monkey food – Deluxe, Premium, Standard, and Generic. As the name implies, when you feed your Monkey a Deluxe food bowl, it will learn tricks faster (in one day); when you feed your monkey a generic food bowl, it will take seven days to learn a new trick. The food bowl can only be used by one Monkey, so when it is all used up by that Monkey (if you have more than one), you can delete the food bowl and purchase and rez a new one.
In addition to food, your Monkey also has a Happiness Level that must be maintained if you want to increase the chances of receiving a mystery trick. I loved playing with these accessories myself, cos there are poses built-in for me to use, such as bathing my Monkey in the tub and also hair brushing 🙂
A fully leveled Monkey is the ultimate reward for taking such good care of your Zooby Monkey.
Performing tricks – Eating Banana, Blowing Bubbles, Hulahoop, Playing the Bongos
For every trick that your Monkey has learned, it will go up 1 level. There is a maximum of 40 levels, and the minimum it takes is 40 days to learn all of those tricks. Feed your Monkey Deluxe food bowls if you want it to learn faster!
I can’t wait to see all the tricks my Big Kahuna (that’s the bad-ass looking one above, with the Red Mohawk) can do! Big Kahuna is not named after fruits cos he’s the baddest one of all my Monkeys, and most intelligent.
If you don’t want to feed your Monkey or worry about Happiness Level, the Zooby Monkey is still a great pet out of the box. Your Monkey will never die, but it won’t learn any tricks. For someone who is serious about training the pet Monkey, the reward is a fully leveled Monkey that potentially has a high resale value. These Monkeys have no copy/transfer perms, so you can transfer to someone else with all the levels included. Should you lose the Monkey (SL bug, accidental deletion, etc), Zooby creators have a record of your Monkey in their system and will replace it WITH all the tricks it has learned. Amazing? This feature ensures that you don’t lose money and valuable time if there’s a hiccup.
There’s so much more included with the Monkeys that I may have forgotten to include. You’ll just have to get one (or a few!) and discover all the awesomeness for yourself.
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