News and Updates

Bloodlines Event: Club Bloodlines

February 4th, 2016 by Noire Luminos

Club_Bloodlines3boom tiss boom tiss BOOM BOOM BOOM TISS!!! Do you hear it? Follow the pounding beat and come dance with us at Club Bloodlines!! Let us make you move and get lost in some serious beats! Prizes to random winners this week!

When: Friday, February 5th  4-7pm

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Five New Achievements!

February 4th, 2016 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Announcing the release of five new achievements! Now you can get achievements for collecting Blood Vials, Lumen Vials, and for holding souls that you obtained through the Blood River, Moon River, and Blood Doll Collector achievements. You can read the specifics on these achievements in the Achievements Guide. We’ve also made some minor updates to the display and organization of the achievement rankings, and the individual achievement progress pages that we hope make them easier to read and more user-friendly. Have fun

New: Garlic Secret Identities

January 28th, 2016 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Today we made an update to the way that account names that have been deactivated by the Garlic Necklace are displayed on the website. The Garlic Necklace is an item provided by Bloodlines that allows people to deactivate their accounts if they wish, so their avatar names no longer appear on the public site at slbloodlines.com. Every person who is under Garlic has been assigned an automatically-generated “secret identity” name, and this is the name that will appear in lists on the website such as soul and minion lists. So, deactivated accounts will no longer appear as “(name removed)” on the website, they will appear as the auto-generated secret name. The secret names will appear in “Firstname Lastname” format, and you can identify them because they will have one of the following five last names: Immortalus, Maleficus, Damarchus, Grimm, or Miasmador.

There are several purposes to this:

  1. You can now specifically identify a soul you own that is from a deactivated account, and trade it with the Soul Reaper, or use it for ransom in an Electrum transfer. When selecting deactivated souls for transfer with the Soul Reaper or the Electrum, you can use either the legacy name format (such as “Lyle Maeterlinck” or “Firstname Resident”) or the secret name. When you’re transferring a deactivated soul, both the secret name and the legacy name will show up in the soul reaper messages, such as “Secret Name (Legacy Name)”.
  2. We’ve heard that some people don’t like owning souls that show up as “(name removed)” on their profile. Also, it’s possible to obtain or trade for a soul that later gets deactivated, and some people have been disappointed by this. Now, deactivated souls will show up as the secret identity name, which looks the same as a legacy name on your profile.

Every account is assigned a single secret name only once. If you go in and out of garlic, the secret name remains the same, you don’t get a new secret name each time. If you own a soul that belongs to a deactivated account, you can view the legacy name of that soul by logging into slbloodlines.com and look at your own profile, then hover your mouse over the secret name, and you’ll see a tooltip with the legacy name displayed. To clarify this, ONLY the soul owner can see the tooltip with the legacy name of the deactivated account, and ONLY if they are logged into the website and looking at their own profile. Legacy names of deactivated accounts still will not be publicly displayed on the site. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact Lyle Maeterlinck directly.

Bloodlines Event: Tropics

January 20th, 2016 by Noire Luminos

TRopical_eventTime to shake off the winter chill! Grab your swimsuit and hit our beach this Friday! Let’s have a cold drink and relax under the tropical sun!!

When: Friday, January 22nd

Time: 4-7pm

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Bloodlines Event: Dragons

January 14th, 2016 by Noire Luminos

dragons_eventAre dragons terrifying monsters or beneficial charms? Whichever your belief is, we can agree that they are one of the most stunning mythical creatures in the world! Come hang out with dragons this Friday! We suggest you bring some flame resistant clothing…just in case!

When: Friday, January 15th  4-7pm

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Bloodlines Event: New Year’s Ball

January 6th, 2016 by Noire Luminos

NEWYEAR_BALLHappy New Year, everyone!! Come celebrate with us this Friday evening! We got champagne, great music and prizes ready. Wish you the very best in 2016!

When: Friday, January 8th  4-7pm

Where: Liquid Badlands/South Border

New Features: Family Roles and Leader Switching

December 29th, 2015 by Lyle Maeterlinck

We’ve just added a couple of new features to the website that Family leaders will have access to: Family Roles and Leader Switching. Previously, if you wanted to change your family leader, you had to change your family name, unliege the new leader, re-liege the old leader, and then change the name back, and then you would lose changes to your Family profile on the website, and your allies and enemies would also be lost, because they are linked to the Family leader. Now, changing your Family leader is as easy as typing the new person’s name into the change leader form on the website. Family leaders will find that they have a new option on their family profile editor, under the dropdown menu labeled ‘Family Profile’ in the profile editor called “Change Family Leader”. The new leader must be a directly lieged minion of the current leader. If you use this function to change your Family leader, everything for your Family will remain the same on the website, including your profile, allies and enemies, and some new features we’re releasing, including: Family Roles!

Starting today, you can create and manage a set of up to 20 roles for your Family. Family Roles can currently only be set up and assigned by the Family leader. Family leaders will have a new dropdown on their profile editor labeled “Family Roles”. For full instructions on how Family Roles work, please see the guide. In general, it’s up to you to decide what Roles mean to your Family. You can use them as a ranking system, as an award system, or as a custom achievement system, or just use them for fun. For each role you create, you can choose to define a badge icon for that role, either using one of our default badge icons, or you can design and upload your own. We hope you have fun with this new system!

Bloodlines Event: Holiday Bash

December 16th, 2015 by Noire Luminos

holiday_Bash2Happy Holidays from all of us at Bloodlines! Ready to close out 2015 and welcome the new year? Come celebrate in the festivities with us this Friday evening! We got great music and prizes ready for you!

When: Friday, December 18th  4-7pm

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Bloodlines Event: Bonfire

December 10th, 2015 by Noire Luminos

BONFIREFeeling the winter chill? Want to get cozy and warm up by a mesmerizing bonfire? Then, come on over to Bloodlines tomorrow evening! Let’s surround the fire and dance the night away!

When: Friday, December 11th  4-7pm

Where: Liquid South/Badlands Border

Updates today: Haunts and Bar Packs

December 4th, 2015 by Lyle Maeterlinck

haunt_fridgesToday we’re issuing updates to the Haunts and Bar Pack affiliate vendors, including the Vital Blood Bar, the Moonshine Bar, the Cider Bar, and the Mega Bar Pack. If you own any of these bar packs, you will be automatically delivered updates to all of them. If you own the Vital Blood Bar, the Moonshine Bar, or the Cider Bar, these can also be updated at any Liquid Designs update terminal. The Haunt and the Mega Bar Pack can’t be updated at terminals because they contain the no-copy Haunt. If you own at least one Haunt or at least one Mega Bar Pack, you’ll be delivered an auto-updater for your Haunts. This auto-updater will update your Haunts in place. Just rez one copy of the auto-updater on any region where you have Haunts placed, touch it for the menu, and select ‘Update’, then wait for it to finish updating and reconnecting all of your Haunts. If you have a large number of Haunts on a single sim, you may need to run the update process more than once, as it can only update a limited number of Haunts at a time.

This update will make your Haunts more stable and reliable, and use fewer resources on your region. The Bar Pack affiliate vendors have also been updated with stability updates, and can now be used with Liquid Designs gift cards. If you own Haunts or Bar Pack affiliate vendors, please update them as soon as possible. If you don’t receive updates, and you believe you should have, please contact Lyle Maeterlinck. Happy Haunting, and Cheers!