Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

[ Last Updated: July 6, 2011 ]

P3 GUIDES



GENERAL GAME PLAY FAQ

  1. What is a Pocket Puma?
  2. How can I get a Puma?
    1. Can I create my own Puma?
    2. How many possible markings can I have on a custom Puma?
    3. How does the orb system work?
    4. Can I own a one-of-a-kind Puma?
    5. How do I find a user's Pumas for sale?
    6. Can I make a "Markingless" custom Puma?
  3. Is there a limit of how many Pumas I can own?
  4. How do I breed Pumas?
    1. How many Pumas are there in a litter?
    2. How old does a Puma need to be to breed?
    3. How many days are Pumas pregnant before giving birth?
    4. Why is my newly born Puma "invisible"?
    5. Is inbreeding allowed?
    6. Is there a generation "cap"/limit?
    7. What do the stats on my Puma's profile mean?
  5. Will my Pumas die?
  6. How do I earn money/points in P3?
    1. What are the different forms of currency called?
    2. What do they do?
    3. Can I trade P3 currency for currency from other sites?
    4. How often can I play the games?
  7. How do I purchase items?
    1. What types of items are there?
  8. Do I have to pay to play?
    1. If I want to cancel my account do I get a refund?
  9. Can I customize my account?
    1. Can usernames and Puma names be changed?
  10. How do I upgrade my account?
    1. How do I activate Premium status?
  11. Can I delete my account?
  12. Can I have more than one account?
  13. What happens if I don't use my account for a while?
    1. Can I have someone watch my account for me when I am away?
  14. Can both myself and my family member/friend/significant other have an account on P3, even if we use the same computer?
  15. Can I sell my account?
  16. When I equip an item/environment onto my Puma, it does not show up!
  17. Is it OK to make multiple threads in the forums?
  18. Why are there numbers by my name?
  19. Is it necessary to feed Pumas?
  20. Is there a Puma/Item/User Search?
  21. What are Fireflies?
  22. What do Bone Shards do?



1). What is a Pocket Puma?

A Pocket Puma is a magical cat that can stand in the palm of your hand. Many have interesting abilities and can help solve complex puzzles.

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2). How can I get a Puma?

There are several ways to get a puma of your own.

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A. Can I create my own Puma?

Yes! With the use of an orb and the custom creator in the Orb Cavern you can create a custom puma!

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B. How many markings can there be on a custom Puma?

You can have as many markings as you have orbs for. Orbs are "stackable" meaning you can use as many or as few as you like. You even get "change" in one marking (Emerald) orbs, for example, if you only wish to use 3 markings out of a 4 marking orb!

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C. How does the orb system work?

You can buy orbs in 2-marking, 3-marking, and 4-marking varieties.

You can create a puma to encompass ALL the markings you have orbs for or just a few and get 1-marking orbs in exhange for unused markings.

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D. Can I own a one-of-a-kind Puma?

New One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) Pumas are not currently available. Please check back for more details.

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E. How do I find a user's pumas for sale?

First you must click on a user's name to go to their profile. On the top right, click on the "view pride" link. That will take you to their pride page, and at the top left you should see a "sales den" link. There is also a Puma Search that will allow you to search for Pumas by breed, marking and many other options!

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F. Can I make a "Markingless" custom Puma?

Yes! This requires the use of one Emerald Orb, which you can acquire as "change" from a larger orb or buy from a user on the site that has one for sale.

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3). Is there a limit of how many Pumas I can own?

There is no limit at this time.

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4). How do I breed Pumas?

Your puma must be in good health, not hungry and in a good mood. The higher his/her meters read in these statistics, the better quality litter he/she will produce. It is best to find mates who also exhibit premium statistics to get the best quality kits. You can either find a mate within your own pride, find a mate via the search engines, or use one of our various networking tools such as forums and ads.

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A. How many Pumas are there in a litter?

1-5, depending upon the Levels of the two parents.

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B. How old does a Puma need to be to breed?

12 days old, when they turn from "Youth" to "Adult" in Age.

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C. How many days are Pumas pregnant before giving birth?

5 days.

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D. Why is my newly born Puma "invisible"?

A puma, when born, needs to have it's image reset so that you may see it. There is a button in the profile information edit area called "Reset Image" OR you can simply click on the puma's name above the image area. Then you will be prompted to refresh your browser screen (F5 or cmd-R) to see the kit!

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E. Is inbreeding allowed?

Any two Pumas that share ancestors up to 7 generations back may not be bred together. These Pumas would produce an inbred offspring, which is not allowed. After 7 generations of separation, the gene pool is wide enough that a breeding would be allowed. The system takes care of this for you, so never fear! You cannot accidentally inbreed your Pumas.

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F. Is there a generation "cap"/limit?

Absolutely not! In fact, higher generation Pumas will have some special qualities/abilities that lower generations may not... Hmmm!

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G. What do the stats on my Puma's profile mean?

Level, Power, Magic, and Intelligence have yet to be integrated into the game! More information on these stats is forthcoming. Age is whether your Puma is a "Youth" (under 12 days old) or an "Adult". Alpha Status lets you know if that Puma is the "Alpha" of its breed or not (if not, there will simply be "--" in that field). Health, Happiness and Hunger are collectively called the "H3" Meters and it is required to upkeep these to ensure that your Puma will be able to be bred and take part in other activities on the site! More explanation on that topic can be found in this guided help topic!

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5). Will my Pumas die?

No, But they can get fairly angry.

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6) How do I earn money/points in P3?


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A. What are the different forms of currency called?


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B. What do they do?


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C. Can I trade P3 currency for currency from other sites?

Yes, however it is at your own risk at this point in time, and it must ONLY be with sites that allow this type of trading. NOTHING can be traded for real life currency. NOTHING.
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D. How often can I play the games?

As many times as you want! However, for the multiple play games, you can only submit a score to earn pence a limited amount of times per day: 3 times per day for a normal user, 5 times per day for a Premium user.
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7). How do I purchase items with real life currency?

The Puma Cash Exclusives shop will be open for cash items. We will be accepting Paypal.
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A. What types of items are there?

Foremost, Tiger Eyes. These are the site exchangable currency to create custom Pumas. Each month we will also add a few Puma Cash Exclusive-only items. You can buy upgrades for your account as well.
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8). Do I have to pay to play?

No, you can play P3 for free.

You will not have every level of access that a premium account has, however game play should not suffer for that.
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A. If I want to cancel my account do I get a refund?

No. So be sure before you purchase a premium account that you want to play the game. Test it out and if undecided try a short term premium of 3 months.
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9). Can I customize my account?

Yes, this feature will be coming soon.
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A. Can usernames and Puma names be changed?

Yes, they can. Puma names can be changed whenever you like. User nicknames, however, can only be changed with the purchase of a nickname changing item.
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10). How do I upgrade my account?

There are several premium options which will be available for purchase with Tiger Eyes.
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A. How do I activate Premium status?

You must "use" a Premium Idol from your inventory to start your premium status time. Premium Idols can be purchased in the TE Item Shop under the Shopping menu.
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11). Can I delete my account?

No, but you can ask to have it frozen.
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12) Can I have more than one account?

No, One account will give you more than enough of whatever you need to play the game. Having more than one account is against the Terms of Service on Pocket Puma Pets.
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13). What happens if I don't use my account for a while?

After 2 months of no access it goes into "Hibernation" and you must reenter your security information to have it reactivated.
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A. Can I have someone watch my account for me when I am away?

No. Account sitting is not allowed. We will very shortly have a "Vacation" option. Check the news for futher details when it is released.
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14). Can both myself and my family member/friend/significant other have an account on P3, even if we use the same computer?

Yes, so long as you are each using your OWN information for the account, and are not trying to skirt the "one account per user" rule by doing this. You may not work together to give any one account an unfair advantage.
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15). Can I sell my account?

No. The selling of P3 accounts is not allowed, and will result in the account being permanently frozen.
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16). When I equip an item/environment onto my Puma, it does not show up!

Your Puma's image should be automatically reset when you add or remove an item/environment on your Puma. If you do not see the update on your Puma's image, first refresh the page (F5 or cmd-R). If after refreshing you still do not see your Puma's updated image, please reset the image by either clicking on the Puma's name at the top of the profile or by clicking on the "Reset Image" button in the Profile Information Edit area at the bottom.
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17). Is it OK to make multiple threads in the forums?

Yes, as long as they are on different topics. We do not, however, allow the "spamming" of the same topic over and over.
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18). Why are there numbers by my name?

That is your account number. In any place that you will be asked to put an account number or user id, either yours or another user's, that is where these numbers will go!
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19). Is it necessary to feed Pumas?

It is, if you wish to breed them! A comprehensive explanation of this system, the "H3 Meters" can be found HERE. Your Pumas will NOT die or disappear if unfed, so you do not need to panic.
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20). Is there a Puma/Item/User Search?

Item and User Searches are in development, however there is a Puma Search (Found under "The Realm" in your side menu). This search is in beta and is likely to be updated in the future!
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21). What are Fireflies?

A very special form of currency that will only be obtainable in a particular manner. More details forthcoming!
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22). What do Bone Shards do?

Bone Shards are redeemable for items from the Bone Collector. Be alert, however, he often will ask you to perform some other task as well as handing over the required number of Bone Shards for an item! You will only see as many items as can be purchased with the total amount of bone shards you currently have in your inventory, so save and spend wisely!
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