News and Updates

Bloodlines Event: Goth Ball

July 17th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Goth_ball_partyUnder the pale moon light, your darkest desires await you. Waltz, dance, and party the night away at our Gothic Ball! Come express the Goth in you!

When: Friday, July 18th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

The Soul Reaper 2.0

July 15th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Introducing the Soul Reaper version 2.0! This update includes one of the most common updates we get asked about: the ability to reap more than one soul at a time. For the initial release, you can reap souls in batches of up to 100 at a time, and 200 souls per day through the multi-reaps. These limits are set on the server side, and are subject to change. They might go up, they might go down in the future. We’ve also updated the design with a new mesh build with changeable textures, and more textures coming soon. Also, even though the soul reaper comes with modify permissions, we’ve included a resizing feature to make it easier to size your soul reaper to your avatar.

We’ve also made the soul reaper easier to customize. If you’re a creator who makes third-party Soul Reapers for Bloodlines players to move their scripts into, make sure you see the customization section in the new Soul Reaper instructions.

If you’re a current Soul Reaper owner, you should get an auto-update just by wearing your current Soul Reaper version. However, old versions back to version 1.4 will still work.

Bloodlines Event: Ice Party

July 10th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

ICE_PARTYSummertime and the living’s easy! Feeling the heat? Want to chill out and get some relief from the dog days of Summer? Then we have the perfect solution for you! Come on over to our Ice Party! Through the exclusive manipulation of weather patterns and global warming, we have devised a method to freeze our local water hole!

When: Friday, July 11th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands

Series 5 Cider Barrels

July 7th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Don’t worry, all you humans out there. We didn’t forget about you. Introducing Series 5 mesh Cider Barrels for all your cider storage and trading needs. These Cider Barrels come with all of the new features we recently released in the Series 5 Blood Containers and Lumen Prisms, including customizable textures, sales options, enhanced hover text, and custom tags. We’ll also be adding these Barrels to the Human Affiliate vendors so you can sell them directly from Liquid Designs vendors in your own shop. Humans: please enjoy your cider responsibly, and vampires and lycans, please enjoy your humans responsibly. Thank you!

Series 5 Prisms

July 3rd, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Announcing the release of Series 5 prisms, in Bone and Iron styles. They each come with all of the new features that we recently released on the series 5 tanks, including changeable textures, custom tags, sales configuration, and enhanced hover text. In addition, they have a land impact of only 3. They can also be auto-updated, so you will never have to buy a future update again. The Bone style prisms come with 9 different bone textures, including Minotaur, Cyclops, Chimera, Elk, Direwolf, Giant, Boar, and Mammoth. The Iron prisms come in 9 different metal colors. More texture sets are coming soon!

Series 5 prisms are truly the next generation of Lumen storage, and are part of the foundation of your Bloodlines Lycan gear. These prisms are also linked up with the new Liquid Designs licensing system, so they can be sold through regular vendors, and affiliate vendors. If you own a set of Rage affiliate vendors, just get a redelivery of the vendors from any update terminal located at a Bloodlines store, or the update terminal that came with your original vendors, and the new crate will include the Prism affiliate vendors, so you can start selling prisms today, and earning commission on them. We are really excited about this update, and we hope you are too!

Bloodlines Event: Beach Party

June 26th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Beach_Party2Summer is here!! Party at the beach! Sipping Piña Coladas surrounded by sand, blue ocean, tropical sun and pleasant breeze…Hit our beach this Friday! As always, great music and giveaways, too!

When: Friday, June 27  1-4pm SL

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

Statement on New Virtual World

June 24th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Many of you are now aware that Linden Labs has announced that they have begun to build a new virtual world. Understandably, some of you have expressed some apprehension about this new virtual world, and there have been a lot of questions about what place Bloodlines will have in it. Will Bloodlines exist in the new virtual world, and if so, will your current Bloodlines account carry over? These are questions we cannot possibly answer yet, as we know next to nothing about the new virtual world. The Next Web claims that a beta version is expected in 2015, with a 2016 launch. We would like to point out that these launch dates are probably extremely optimistic and aggressive, and that it is next to impossible to determine how long it will actually take to build something like this. So, regardless of what the situation is with the new virtual world, it is something you will not have to worry about for at least a couple of years.

We would like to correct a few misconceptions. It has been announced in various places that the new virtual world will not be compatible with Second Life, and what has actually been said is that it will not necessarily be compatible with Second Life, meaning it might be, it might not, but they’re not making any guarantees. They are just prioritizing the strength of the new virtual world over compatibility. That means some things might not be compatible. But, Ebbe Altberg has stated, ‘A lot of what you have will be possible to move across…’.

Regarding Bloodlines compatibility, there are many possibilities. It’s possible that Bloodlines will simply stay in Second Life only for as long as it exists, it’s possible that Bloodlines will span both virtual worlds, and that we will be able to transfer Bloodlines accounts over to accounts on the new world on request, it’s possible that we will make an entirely new game on the new platform, and it’s also possible that this new virtual world will never even be released. Right now, there just isn’t enough information to know what is going to happen.

We are dedicated to making sure the Bloodlines community keeps thriving and growing. Each of you are a part of the future of Bloodlines, and you make this community what it is. It just doesn’t make sense to make assumptions about the future of Bloodlines and Second Life based on a few slivers of information, and then base your investment in the community on those assumptions. No one knows what the future of Bloodlines will be, but that has always been the case. The real future of Bloodlines and of Second Life is up to each of us. Liquid Designs has every intention of continuing to invest time and resources in Second Life. We have lots of new updates coming out soon, including mesh prisms and cider barrels, and updates to the soul reaper and spike, and much more. We hope you will join us!

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Blood Tanks and Casks Affiliate Vendors

June 23rd, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

affiliate_tanks_casksWe have just released new Blood Tank and Cask Affiliate vendors. They are packaged in the same crate with the existing Thirst affiliate vendors. Just to be clear: we have not added the Tanks and Cask products to the existing affiliate vendor product sets, we have added new, separate affiliate vendors to the same crate as the existing affiliate vendors. So, in order to get the Tank and Cask affiliate vendors, you will need to get an update of the affiliate vendor crate from an update terminal. Pressing the update button on your existing vendors will not add them. Once more: this is a new set of affiliate vendors, it’s just been added to the same crate. Commission is 3%, the same as all other Bloodlines affiliate vendors, and they work the exact same way. So, if you already own the affiliate vendors, you just need to go to the update terminal and get an update. If you don’t, you can pick them up at any Bloodlines store for 1L$. We hope you enjoy these new vendors!

Network Issues

June 18th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Over the past 14 hours or so, Bloodlines has been suffering intermittent downtime due to a networking problem at our webhost. We wanted to let you know how sorry we are for this unacceptable interruption to the system, and that we are doing everything we can to reduce the downtime as much as possible. The service interruption was caused by a hardware upgrade at the data center where the Bloodlines servers are hosted, and this hardware upgrade caused unexpected problems. So, this service interruption should be a very rare and unusual event. While the system is up and healthy for now, we are not out of the woods yet, they have told us that they are continuing to work on the problem, and that additional periods of downtime may happen before it is complete. If you made any purchases during the downtime that you did not receive, please send a notecard to Lyle Maeterlinck, and I will make sure you get your delivery as soon as possible. Thanks very much for your patience and understanding while we get through this!

Blood Containers Series 5

June 17th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Mesh Tanks and Casks

Presenting Blood Containers Series 5, our best containers ever. These containers have been re-built from the ground up, both inside and out. They are jam-packed with features, and almost everything about them is customizable. Every container comes with 9 free changeable textures, and premium texture expansion packs are on the way. You can also tag your container with a bit of text to help keep track of it, and the tag will add itself to the object name, and to the hover text, which you can also change the color of, or turn off completely. These containers come with the same level of security options as previous releases, where you can open your container to the whole grid, to a list of up to 25 friends, or to a group, or you can lock it down and keep all the blood for yourself.

Series 5 also comes with the ability to accept Linden payments for blood directly through the containers, at a price per liter that you set. Blood sales are also subject to security controls, so you can set different prices for different groups or lists of friends, and keep everyone else out. You can also use your containers to sell larger amounts of blood to others who own Blood siphons. They can pay your container to siphon directly into their own container. The hover text will keep you updated on the full security and sales status of your container.

What’s more: these containers are no longer purchased from the rez-style vendors on Liquid Estate. They have been integrated into the same licensing system that we use for other no-copy items such as the drinks and apples, so they are delivered directly from our inventory servers. This means that Tank and Cask affiliate vendors are coming soon. And one more thing: these containers will be able to be updated for life, and you’ll never have to buy a new version in order to get the new features.

Stay tuned, we will be releasing Series 5 Prisms and Cider Barrels very soon!