News and Updates

New Website Feature: Abyss Listing

September 27th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Now you can view a list of Bloodlines players whose soul is in the Abyss in the stats section. This list is ordered by last login date, so people at the top of the list are players who have logged in recently. This is a new way to find souls that are floating around in the Abyss that only need a Hemlock to get them out.

The Abyss might be a scary place to go, but there are souls there for the taking if you decide to rescue them. (Just don’t tell them that the Hemlock potion tastes like black licorice and paint thinner!)

Bloodlines Event: Clone Party

September 25th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

CLONE_PARTYOK…you want a double? No problem, we can make it happen for you! Just come on over to the Bloodlines lab! Let me get your cell sample…and voila!

When: Friday, Sep. 26th  4-7pm SL

Where:Liquid Badlands/South Border

New Royalty Statuses

September 25th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

HYBRID_Royalty_UpdateToday we’re announcing new royalty statuses for the first time since Bloodlines was created. Now you can be higher than a King, a Queen, or an Alpha, and rise up to starred royalty status, or all the way to an Emperor or Empress. These new statuses give minions new powers as well, because a minion with as little as 10 souls can gain a star on their profile and be part of a 1-star minion court.

For details on how this new mechanic works, see the new Statuses section in the Bloodlines Guide. The basic idea is that anyone who has reached King/Queen/Alpha status (by gaining 400 total souls) can then add up to 5 stars to this status based on how souls are distributed between their minions.

So, having 10 minions with 10 souls each gets you 1 star, 15 minions with 15 souls each gets you 2 stars, and so on up to 30 minions with 30 souls to get 5 stars. Starred kings/queens/alphas can get together and liege to an Emperor or Empress. An Emperor or Empress must have 20 total King/Queen/Alpha stars among their minions. Note the difference between minion stars (that lift a starred King/Queen/Alpha), and King/Queen/Alpha stars that lift an Emperor/Empress.

In addition to creating new levels of achievement to strive for, this adjustment should remove some of the emphasis on “stacking”; in order for players to truly rise, they need active minions pledging allegiance to them. Don’t hesitate to contact us or ask in the comments if you have any questions about this update. More great stuff coming soon!

Happy hunting to all!

Terms, Policies, Conspiracies, and Impartiality

September 22nd, 2014 by Mars Bracken

We’ve recently banned some accounts as a result of terms violations. There seems to be a lot of speculation going on, so we’d like to take a moment to review some of our standard policies, terms, and answer some questions surrounding bans and impartiality of Bloodlines leadership.

Terms of Service

If you’re at all confused about what’s ok and not ok in Bloodlines, the terms of service that you agree to when you wear your HUD is always available at slbloodlines.com/terms, which can be accessed from the footer of every page on this site. Please note that the terms state a requirement that users of Bloodlines products adhere to the general Second Life terms of service and community standards. Also note that the Bloodlines terms state that Bloodlines accounts can be terminated for the breach of any provision of the terms.

Impartiality

Here at Liquid Designs, we strive to remain impartial and to avoid even the appearance of partiality. We strive to give everyone the same level of service, and in our communications with Bloodlines members, what family they are a part of or how familiar we are with them is never considered. Honestly, we could not care less what family you’re in, we consider Bloodlines to be one big (somewhat crazy) family. We also don’t concern ourselves with the internal dramas between clans, packs, hordes, and guilds. We are focused on keeping the Bloodlines community thriving for everyone and designing new products and features.

Account Termination Policies & Privacy

Our policy is to only discuss account terminations with the account that was terminated, and with no other parties. If your account gets terminated, you wouldn’t want us announcing it to everyone and throwing an account termination party for you. So, please don’t ask us whether someone is, was, or is going to be terminated or why or for how long. That is simply between us and the person who was terminated. Also, we can’t ban people in response to petitions. We wouldn’t ban someone who had done nothing wrong just because everyone wants them banned, and we wouldn’t reverse a ban on an offender in response to popular opinion either. Account terminations are the result of the application of our routine policy, our terms of service, and our judgment that the termination is warranted.

Tinfoil Hats & Rumors

Sometimes, the tinfoil hats come out, and you hear some wild theories. These can be entertaining, but they’re usually nonsense. Misinformation, lies, and rumors are sometimes the tools that players use to keep others (including their own families) under control. You don’t have to tolerate someone who tries to manipulate you.

If someone tries to convince you of a conspiracy theory, we urge you to consider their motives for doing so, which may include:

A) making themselves look better

B) distracting you from something negative they’ve done

C) trying to ruin the game for you and others once it’s been ruined for them (“If I can’t win, no one can win! I’ll break the game!”)

D) scare you into quitting to benefit themselves somehow (cheaper souls, stealing your minions, etc.)

To be clear, there has never been any manipulation of the game or “hacking” by the Bloodlines leadership, and there never will be. See our previous post about rumors. Misery loves company, and we advise you not to join it.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and Happy Hunting!

 

 

 

Bloodlines Event: Graveyard Party

September 18th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Graveyard_PartyPssssst! Wanna go party in the graveyard? Come on, don’t be afraid to wake the dead! Come hang out in the spooky darkness of our graveyard this Friday night! We got awesome music and there will be prizes as always!

When: Friday, Sep. 18th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

Bloodlines Event: Gender Bender Party

September 11th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

GENDER_BENDER_PARTYYes, that’s right, Gender Bender Party! Have you ever wondered how it’d be like to be the opposite sex? Do you want to challenge the norms or just try it for fun? Whatever your reason may be, come enjoy the party and express yourself!

When: Friday, Sep. 12th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Bloodlines Rumors: A Flowchart

September 8th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

There have always been rumors going around the Bloodlines community about various things, and the vast majority of you have learned not to believe everything you hear. However, we thought we might post this handy flowchart that you can use to determine whether a given rumor is true or false. In general, we recommend being skeptical about anything that you hear out there, and remember that the more shocking the rumor is, the greater the likelihood that it is false.

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Now, here are a few things that are true:

  1. We’re already working on making gacha machines with new custom texture packs for Series 5 tanks and prisms, Soul Reapers, Rampage Claws, and Spikes. The textures will be collectible and tradeable.We’re also planning on making some upgrades to our vendor system and affiliate vendors.
  2. We’re going to be releasing a searchable listing of souls in the abyss, so you can find them and hunt them down!
  3. We’re going to be releasing more information on the website so you can track activity on containers, including drinks, siphons, coffin / sarcophagus sends, transfers and sales.

There’s more news on the way, stay tuned to this blog for all official updates.

NEW! Mesh Spike 3.0 and Rampage Claw 2.0

September 4th, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Announcing the release of the new Spike 3.0 and Rampage Claw 2.0. These two attachments have been fully redesigned and updated to mesh. They also come loaded with the following updates:

  1. Reprogrammed amount choices with more convenient default options, including auto calculation of the maximum that can be moved between you and your victim, of either Humanity, Lumens, or Vital Blood, and the ability to enter custom amounts to move.
  2. Nine different default textures each, with more texture packs coming soon
  3. Customize your chat command channel
  4. Resizer script for more convenient fitting to your avatar.

If you own a Spike or Rampage Claw, you will be auto-delivered the update if you wear your current Spike or Rampage claw, or you can get a redelivery at any Liquid Designs update terminal.

 

Issues with Soul Reaper and Fangs Fixed

September 2nd, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Yesterday we fixed a couple of minor issues in the Soul Reaper and the Thirst Fangs. We’re not issuing a new version for these fixes that will auto-deliver, but if you’re affected by these issues, please get a redelivery from an update terminal to get the fixed version.

It was reported to us that the new mesh soul reaper had a very high land impact when rezzed on the ground. This was because we forgot to turn off the physics shapes of the linked non-mesh prims in the linkset. This has been corrected in the Soul Reaper 2.0 that is currently in our delivery servers.

The issue with the Thirst fangs will only affect you if you play War. In the last Thirst update, a bug was introduced in the fangs weapon script that allows the thirst fangs to be used as a combat weapon in War. This has been corrected. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Bloodlines Event: BBQ Party

August 28th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

BBQ_PartyBBQ Party #2 this Friday, September 5th 4-7pm SL See you all there!

Hey! Summer isn’t over, yet!! Join us at our BBQ party this Friday. We got smashing music, food and drinks! Come chill out, dance, lay on the comfy lounge chairs and take a dip in the pool!

When: Friday, Aug 29th  1-4pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border