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The Soul Reaper 2.0

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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.

Series 5 Cider Barrels

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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!

Blood Tanks and Casks Affiliate Vendors

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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!

Blood Containers Series 5

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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!

The Soul Trophy

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

If you’re one of the many Bloodlines soulkeepers who has a special soul that is near and dear to them, now you can put that soul on display in-world using the new Bloodines Soul Trophy. The Soul Trophy is an attractive display case for any soul that you’re the keeper of. It comes with 10 default textures and 8 glass styles that combine to give you 80 different possible looks for displaying your favorite soul. When you load a soul into the Soul Trophy, the base loads that soul’s avatar picture and Bloodlines Status on an official soul certificate at the base of the trophy, and also loads particle effects. Start showing off those souls you’re most proud of today! Soul Trophy Instructions

The Apple Tree

Friday, March 28th, 2014

UPDATE 3/29/14: We realized we screwed up, and that it’s unfair to have the apples be 15L in the affiliate vendors. We did this, because to our knowledge, that’s what most people were already doing, buying the apples at the Eternal Orchard for 14L, and then selling them on their own land for 15L. But not everyone was doing that, some were just re-selling them for 14L. So, we decided to change the trees so that apples are 14L across the board, from the trees in the Eternal Orchard, and from treesĀ  you set up on your own land. Current apple trees out there have been updated, but the sign out front will still show 15L. If you want to get an updated tree with 14L on the sign, you can get one for free at any liquid update terminal.

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At long last! This is our #1 requested item: The Bloodlines Apple Tree, and we’ve finally released it for you to set up on your very own land. The Apple Tree is an attractive full mesh tree with a land impact of only 1 prim. It’s copyable, so feel free to set up an entire orchard!

It comes with a little chalkboard sign out front that lets your visitors know that they can buy apples from the tree. But, if you don’t like the sign, or you want to rez multiple trees, and don’t want a sign on each of them, you can turn the sign off through the tree menu. It also comes with the firefly particle effect you know and love from the Eternal Orchard on Liquid East. This can also be toggled on and off through the tree menu. Apples are sold from these trees at $15L, and you get to keep a $1L commission on each apple sold.

For more information, check out the Apple Tree on the gear page.

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight: POSTPONED

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

UPDATE: Scheduled maintenance tonight has been postponed until tomorrow night, Thursday, March 13, 2014, for the same time, 2-3PM. No scheduled maintenance will happen today. We’re very sorry for any confusion that this causes.

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The Bloodlines Thirst, Rage, and Human systems are scheduled to be unavailable from approximately 2:00 AM SL time until approximately 3:00AM SL time tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 for server updates. Bloodlines War will remain available during this time. We expect this to be the last period of downtime for routine maintenance for the foreseeable future. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

This maintenance period is going to be adding a layer of robustness to our server architecture that will protect us against future problems, and help ensure the availability and durability of Bloodlines for a long time to come.

Please let me (Lyle Maeterlinck) know if you have any questions. Thanks to all of you for making Bloodlines the ultimate vampire community in Second Life!

Bloodlines WAR Scheduled Maintenace

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Bloodlines War will be undergoing scheduled maintenance tomorrow morning, February 26, 2014, starting at approximately 2AM. We expect the maintenance to last less than 15 minutes. Only Bloodlines War will be unavailable during this time, all other Bloodlines services will be available. We’re sorry for this inconvenience! If you have any questions, please contact Lyle Maeterlinck.

HUD Updates! Thirst 4.2, Rage 2.2, Human 2.2!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Announcing The Thirst 4.2, The Rage 2.2, and The Human HUD 2.2! The updates to these HUDs are relatively minor, but important.

First, we have reduced the number of scripts in the HUD by 16, from 24 down to 8. Second, we have fixed a couple of bugs that showed up in the last release, namely a memory error that sometimes showed up in the Thirst Fangs Glamour function, and a problem with custom animations when doing bites in Free mode.

We’ve also added a new feature to the scanner: the ability to get text or web stats on any Bloodlines member from your HUD, just by typing in their name. This is a convenience method so that if someone isn’t online, you don’t have to go to the website in order to get basic stats on them. You can access this feature by pressing the stats button on your HUD, then selecting ‘TYPE NAME’ from the dialog, then typing their name on the specified channel. There is a different channel for each of the Thirst, Rage, and Human HUDs. You can also quickly get stats for someone by typing the command stats:[name] on the specified channel. For example, you could type /7 stats: Lyle Maeterlinck for the Thirst HUD. Scans done in this way don’t count towards achievements, sorry!

The new HUD crates also include an auto-updater for your fangs, claws, bite marks, and claw wounds, so you don’t have to move your animations. You just have to rez your attachments on the ground next to the updater, then touch the updater to start the update process. Please refer to the README notecard included in your crate for detailed instructions, and feel free to let me (Lyle Maeterlinck) know if you have any problems with this process.

Thanks to all of you for being a part of Bloodlines and making it one of the biggest and strongest communities in Second Life!