Spotlight Interview – BattleBeast Breedables

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2018 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE AND THE EXPO?
BattleBeast Breedables has been in SL about 6+ years now, and from the very beginning, we’ve always been big supporters of RFL in SL.
For most year, we’ve had special RFL-themed animals, and always include 100% donation to RFL vendors in our Expo displays. The breeders
love the discounted and special items, and we love being able to support RFL in this and other ways.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SL? WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS? WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
In my primary Avatar, I’ve been in SL since 2005, doing professional gaming and simulation projects, for a number of clients and causes (including RFL).
About 7 years ago, after I had done some programming and design work for another breedable project, and I thought… hmmm, perhaps I could do my
own animal. Probably not unlike becoming a parent IRL (which I am), you don’t know what you’re signing up for… LOL. It’s been a labor of love, ever since.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU CREATE? CAN YOU TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS.

We have two main breedable creature lines: dragons and kitsune (mystical Japanese foxes). We get inspiration from the myths and legends of
these animals, as they are portrayed historically. Also, from the very beginning, we’ve always opened up the creative process so that our breeder
community can be part of what we are doing. We have periodic “Office Hours” where we showcase new things, ask for input, and get feedback
on possible directions for us to take the projects. My experience is that it’s led to a wonderful and supportive breeder community, who like to be
“in on the action” of what the future holds

DO YOU HAVE AN IN WORLD STORE? DO YOU MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ON THE SL MARKETPLACE?
We maintain two Main Stores – both on the Region named: Dragons.
The Dragon main store is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragons/154/114/24
The Kitsune main store is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragons/22/59/37

We also support a network of affiliate stores and breeders. There’s a Teleport board showcasing their locations in SL,
here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragons/152/98/22

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS STARTING OUT IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
Listen to your customers, and pay attention to the details… of everything 😀

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FOUND AN ELEPHANT IN YOUR BACK YARD?
I would check to see what the Land Impact was, and wonderful what to feed it 😉

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU WATCHED ON TV AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WATCH IT?
Fixer Upper on HGTV, because we like the idea of renovating old homes

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?Grumpy, until I have had my morning coffee. After that, I’m just me 😀

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY SPECIALS AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY ?
We will be offering special discounts on food and boosters, as well as some very Limited Edition animals for sale.

CAN YOU GIVE US A HINT AS TO WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2019 FROM BATTLEBEAST BREEDABLES..

In 2019, we plan to offer a new version of our dragon body designs (the first new ones, ever), incorporating some great new traits.
And… some other juicy and fun surprises that I’m not supposed to tell you about 😉

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