News and Updates

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!

Bloodlines Event: Club Bloodlines

June 17th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Club_Bloodlines2uhn tiss uhn tiss UHN TISS UHN TISS!!!
Do you hear the pounding beat? Follow the sound and come dance with us this Friday evening at Club Bloodlines!! Come as you are. Prizes to random winners this week!

When: Friday June 20th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

 

Bloodlines Event: Yellow Brick Road

June 12th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

YellowBrick_partyAhahahahahahahahahahaha! I’ll get you my pretty! And your little dog too! We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore! If you love this timeless classic as much as we do, follow us on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and relive the magic that we all know and love!

When: Friday, June 13th  4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Coming Soon ~ Bloodlines University!!!

June 4th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

BLOODLINES_UNIVERSITY2Presently Seeking: Teachers from all time zones, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (Note: This is strictly non-profit; it is a volunteer position only.)

Don’t forget: We need teachers for War also!!

All languages welcome!

 

Please contact Rhage Terasaur, Allegra Sawson or any Bloodlines Liaison for the official Teacher Application!

We will begin teacher reviews (our version of interviews) on June 15th.

We look forward to classes beginning on July 14th! Please contact any Bloodlines Liaison to be added to the official Bloodlines University group!

Bloodlines Event: Medieval Party

May 28th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Medieval_PartyKings and Queens, Lairds and Maidens, Honorable Knights and Lowly Squires… You are all invited to partake in the Medieval festivities this Friday evening at the Bloodlines Medieval Party! Music, Prizes and merriment await you!

When: Friday, May 30th 4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

Bloodlines Hunting Contest

May 27th, 2014 by Mars Bracken

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In an effort to encourage the spirit of true hunting, we are holding a grid-wide contest. There is no purchase necessary to enter, and the prizes will be the souls of Mars Bracken, Lyle Maeterlinck, and Noire Luminos.

A representative from Bloodlines will be roaming the Second Life grid as a fresh unbitten avatar. Once a week, we will choose one person who is attempting to hunt them as the winner. The chosen hunter will be able to exchange bites with Mars Bracken or Lyle Maeterlinck, and then be entered to win one of the three souls at random.

The periods will be:

June 1st – Aug 23rd      |      Aug 24th – Nov 15th    |     Nov 16th – Feb 8th

After 12 winners have been chosen weekly, one of the twelve will be picked at random to win the soul, which will also be picked at random between Mars, Lyle and Noire. Then the next 12 week period will begin, with one winner getting to exchange bites and be entered into the drawing for the next soul, and so on until all 3 souls have been given away.

How will we select the weekly winning hunter? Spam biters will not be considered. We are looking to foster the spirit of true hunting – RP, conversation, seduction, diplomacy – these are the things we’ll be looking out for in a hunter.

We will announce each week, who won that week’s bite exchange, as well as the final winners of the souls, here on the Bloodlines Blog.

So starting June 1st, get out into the grid and start hunting! You may just end up owning Mars Bracken’s soul!

Happy Hunting,

Lyle Maeterlinck, Mars Bracken & Noire Luminos

 

Bloodlines Event: Spooky Carnival

May 23rd, 2014 by Noire Luminos

SPOOKY_CARNIVALHello boys and girls! Know what time it is? It’s carnival time… Spooky Carnival that is! That’s right, all the carnival fun you can handle with a healthy dose of spookiness, just like a sweet little cherry on top of your sunday!

When: Friday, May 23rd 4-7pm

Where: Bloodlines South/Badlands Border

Bloodlines Event: Party of Nations

May 14th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

Party_Of_Nations2Divisions of land, people and culture making each nation unique… A fascinating world with limitless diversity. Come, celebrate your heritage and appreciate the differences of others. Be proud of being unique! Be proud to be you!

When: Friday, May 16th  2-5pm SL

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

Bloodlines Event: Zen Garden

May 8th, 2014 by Noire Luminos

BL_Zen_GardenOmmm… Inner peace…Inner peace…Inner peace… Come join us this Friday in the sanctity of our beautifully peaceful Zen Garden. Reflect, meditate and discover the meaning of life.

When: Friday, May 9th

Time: 4-7pm SL

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

The Determined Achievement

May 2nd, 2014 by Lyle Maeterlinck

We receive many support requests regarding the Determined achievement, and I wanted to address some concerns with this achievement. For a while, we’ve been resetting this achievement for various people who requested it who believed that they didn’t miss a day logging in and that their achievement didn’t update correctly, and we’ve been resetting it for people on the honor system. But, because of the level of competition that has emerged for this achievement, and because of the volume of these requests we’re receiving, we are no longer able to reset this achievement on request. We have thoroughly tested this achievement, and we know that it is operating correctly, and it works for the vast majority of people.

How Determined Works

When you wear your HUD, the on_rez event in a script in your HUD sends a request to the Bloodlines system letting it know that you’ve worn your HUD. When the system receives this request, it will check your determined achievement, which records the date and time of the last time you wore your HUD. If the last time you wore your HUD was yesterday, it updates the time to today, and gives you a +1 on the achievement. If the date of the last wear is before yesterday, it will reset your achievement to 1 day. For example, today is May 2. If you wear your HUD today, the system will check and see if your determined date is May 1. If so, you will get +1. If it is April 30 or before, it will be reset to 1. The date cutoffs are in Second Life (US Pacific) time. In order to keep up with the achievement, you need to log in once during each Second Life day. You will need to pay attention to this if you are in a different time zone.

Here is an example of how being in a different time zone could cause you to miss a day on this achievement. Say you’re on GMT time (currently SL +7 hours), and you log in at 6am local time on April 30th, the system would record you as having logged in at 11pm on 4/29, which would be the current SL time/date. Then, you don’t log in again until May 1st at 6pm local time, the system sees you logging in on May 1 at 11AM SL time. Even though you have logged in once during two consecutive days local time, there were 36 hours between logins, and one entire SL day (April 30, which started at 7AM on 5/1 local time, and ended at 7AM on 5/2 local time) where the system did not receive a login from you.

There are also other things that can go wrong. If you attach your HUD in a no-script area, the signal will not be sent to our system, and your achievement will not be recorded. The signal will also not be sent f you are already wearing your HUD when you log in, and you log into a no-script area. There are also conceivably problems with the login signal being sent from the sim you’re on, due to lag, or other issues. This achievement also won’t work for you if you leave your avatar logged in all the time without logging in / out.

If you are competing for this achievement:

  1. Make sure you are wearing the current version of the HUD. If you don’t have the current version, you will get a message telling you that an update is available when you wear your HUD.
  2. Make sure that no more than 24 hours passes between times that you wear your HUD. You can stay logged into SL all the time, but you will need to reattach your HUD every 24 hours.
  3. When you log in, make sure you see the message “You have been checked in with the Bloodlines system…” in your local chat window. If you don’t see this message, you were not checked in. You will have to detach and re-wear your HUD.
  4. After you log in, look at your determined achievement, and make sure it counted up to where you expect it to be, +1 since yesterday. You might also want to check it before you log in, just to be sure of where it should be. You can view your achievements by going to your Bloodlines profile on the website and clicking on the link “View Progress” next to your achievements.
    1. If your achievement did not count up, please try detaching and reattaching your HUD.
  5. If you are sure you have followed all of the above, and you believe there is genuinely an error with your achievement, please send the following to Lyle Maeterlinck:
    1. Your local chat log showing the message from your HUD “You have been checked in…”, with the date and time that you got this message.
    2. You will need to send this to me on the day that it isn’t counting up, where your count shows the amount from your login from the day before, or else I won’t be able to help you.