News and Updates

Rare Zodiac Texture Taurus 2!

April 20th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

On Bloodlines East we’ve set a vendor loaded with this month’s Rare Zodiac Texture, “Taurus 2”. It will be available until May 20th, and then retired forever! Make sure and check it out!

 

 

Bloodlines 10th Anniversary / Angels & Demons Release Party

April 17th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re excited to announce an official grid-wide Bloodlines Event – The Bloodlines 10th Anniversary Party! It’s been an amazing 10 years, and we’d like to celebrate. In addition, we’ll also be releasing the long awaited Angel and Demon HUDs that day!

In celebration of these two events, we’ll be holding a grid-wide Haunt contest. The theme will be Angels and Demons, however you don’t have to be planning on changing races to enter. Winners could just as easily be Vampire, Human, or Lycan – as long as the Haunt location is themed towards the arrival and welcoming of Angel and Demon races to the Bloodlines world.

Starting April 18th we’ll be connecting participating Haunts up via the website and the HUDs, that you can easily travel from event to event, while discovering new Bloodlines-friendly locations. Mars and Lyle will be visiting participating locations over the next 3 weeks to help with the final judging of the top Haunts, and we hope to see you there!

As usual, for Haunt owners this event means a chance to raise awareness of your clan land, club, bar or RP area. The Anniversary Event will provide an influx of new visitors, as well as give you a chance to network with other Bloodlines friendly locations. Players will be able to vote on their favorite Haunts they visited. On the final day (Friday May 4th) we’ll be having an event on the Bloodlines sims, and we’ll give away the prizes.

Voting will start on April 18th and run up until the party on May 4th. During that time, all you need to do to vote is press the ‘Vote’ link next to the 10-year anniversary icon on the profile of participating haunts.

Prizes:

Anniversary Participation Rares – Given to anyone who opted-in their Haunt to the event. (Limit one set per avatar)

10 Runner-Up Rares (Silver Crown) – Given to the best 10 Haunts

3 Top Haunt Rares (Gold Crown) – Given to the top 3 Haunts. These will also receive a banner on the Bloodlines homepage for a week following the event.

Getting involved is simple:

Location Owners – If you already have a Haunt, just log into your profile, Edit Haunts, and opt-in via the radio button for the 10th Anniversary Event. Make sure to use the Haunt Events calendar to schedule specific times for your events.

Bloodlines players – On April 18th, The 10th Anniversary Event will automatically start generating locations in your HUD, under the Haunt button. We’ll also make it clear on the website which locations are participating, so you should be able to easily find the next great location to visit!

At the end of the week on May 4th from 1-7PM SL, we’ll wrap it up with an official party / awards ceremony on the Bloodlines sims where we’ll deliver all the prizes, and officially release the Angel and Demon races, so be sure to stop by (location will be revealed as we get closer to the date so watch the blog!).

See you there, and thanks to everyone for making Bloodlines a vibrant RP community for an epic 10 years running!

Bloodlines Event: Studio 54

April 13th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

This Friday we are putting on our very best glam disco duds and dusting off our dancing shoes to dance the night away at Bloodlines’ version of Studio 54.  Channel your inner Andy Warhol and join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, April 13, 4-7 pm

Suggested Attire: late 70s attire, big hair, glitter, disco glam!

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Gothy | Decor: Fawn Madrigal | Host:Fawn Madrigal

Bloodlines Updates, Maintenance, and Stats (Resolved)

April 12th, 2018 by Lyle Maeterlinck

Last week, Bloodlines experienced some issues related to our move to a new hosting environment. We wanted to take the opportunity to explain what happened, why it happened, and what we’ve done to resolve it.

On Friday, April 7, we sent out group notices and put out a blog post warning everyone with very short notice that the Bloodlines system was going to go down temporarily for scheduled maintenance. The reason for this was so we could re-point our server side systems to a new hosting environment that we had been preparing. We expected to be able to complete the changeover in about 15 minutes, which was about right for the majority of our systems, including the vendor system, and the application that interfaces with Second Life. However, we experienced an unexpected problem with the Bloodlines website that took us several hours to resolve so we could bring the website up again.

The Curse, which reduces metrics every night at midnight, was canceled for the night of 4/7, because of the maintenance, and was resumed the following night, Saturday. The Curse routine was running on our new host in a new environment on Saturday night, and another unexpected issue caused it to be retried 10 times, which means that many people were destroyed, lost souls, and lost 10x as much blood and lumens as they should have. As soon as this problem was discovered on Saturday morning, all destructions were immediately reversed, everyone who had lost souls as a result of this had them returned, and we ran routines to restore all lost blood and lumens to everyone who had lost them the night before. We realized today that while these routines restored metrics to the majority of players who lost them, they missed approximately 1000 players. Those players had blood and lumens restored today.

We were only able to restore blood and lumens directly to the member accounts of those who had enough room to hold the extra metrics. Anyone who didn’t have enough room in their veins to hold the restored metrics had them returned to their reserve accounts. Reserve accounts can be accessed by filling the metrics into the container at any refill station.

For many accounts, we were not able to restore the exact metrics that may have been had before the Curse error, so in some cases were erred on the side of returning too many metrics rather than too few. So if you find yourself with slightly extra that you had before the error, consider this a gift from us in return for the hassle!

Our new hosting environment is vastly more robust than our previous environment, and will allow us to recover from problems much more quickly, and to automatically scale the capacity of our systems in response to demand. The quick translation is that the game will run faster, and we’ll have far fewer outages!

In conclusion, we think we’ve resolved everything from the transition – however if you believe that you are still missing any stats, souls, or metrics as a result of these problems, or if you have any questions, please create a ticket at slbloodlines.com/support, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Scheduled Maintenance

April 6th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

UPDATE 12:35pm SL April 8th

We’ve figured out why the Curse issue arose last night, and it should be solved going forward now.

We’re still working on optimization / getting the site up to full speed on the new servers. Thanks again for your patience!

UPDATE 8:40am SL April 8th

While we did solve our slow server issues, we had an issue with the Curse last night, and it ran more than once.

We apologize for any confusion, and we’re is in the process of correcting this! Anyone who was unnecessarily destroyed has been restored. Anyone who lost extra metrics, we’ve replaced them in your body. If there was no room in your body, we replaced them into your reserve.

Anyone with a remaining issue you feel might be related, please file a ticket in the Support System:

http://slbloodlines.com/support

Thanks for your patience while we make it over this road bump in the upgrade of our hosting!

UPDATE 12:30am SL April 7th

The HUDs, containers, vendors and all in-world items and sales are live and working. We’ve had some issues with the website changeover, and it will be running slowly while we work to complete the maintenance. Thanks again for your patience!

ORIGINAL POST 8pm SL April 6th

Just a heads up to everyone, Bloodlines will be undergoing scheduled maintenance starting at 8:00 pm SL time tonight, Friday April 6th. We expect it to be about 15 minutes. Thanks for your patience as we work to build a better Bloodlines!

Pub Crawl 2018 Results

March 30th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

We had tons of Bloodlines members opt their Haunt locations into our Pub Crawl special event, and we have tremendous gratitude towards everyone who participated by decorating, holding events, engaging the Second Life community with Bloodlines, not to mention the hundreds of avatars who attended events and voted on their favorite locations!

Everyone who opted in their haunts to the Pub Crawl 2018 event have received a special limited-edition tank and prism texture that they can apply to their blood tanks or lumen prisms.

Our 3 winners, who will receive an additional limited-edition texture, and have their haunts featured on the Bloodlines homepage for a week are as follows:

On the edge of the rainbow

.:Shadow Island:.Howlers Rest

Kitty Oshey Irish Pub

And our 14 runners-up, who will also all receive an additional limited-edition texture:

NOCTIS PUB

ENOCH BAR

EVE RageHeart Land

Devils Hanging Bat Bar

Nosbors Bar

Communion @ House of Jenvieve

V E R I T A S *****Cask and Coffin Pub

Family of The Forbidden Irish Pub

Spring Brothers – BRASIL PUB

Old Bravin Pub

Kittys BBQ

Novalands Irish Pub

Sanguine Irish Pub

Moonlight Gaze 2

 

 

Bloodlines Event: Enchanted Fairytale

March 29th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

This Friday we are entering a world of magic and enchantment! This magical wonderland is perfect for acting out all your fairytale dreams. Please bring your toadstools, tiaras, or trolls and  join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music! And hey guess what – it’s also the end of our Pub Crawl Contest and we will be announcing winners and awarding prizes at the end of the event today!

When: Friday, March 30, 4-7 pm

Suggested Attire: royalty, knights, dragons, witches, anything that seems like a fairytale creature!

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Eme | Decor: Bylthecakes | Host: Aimee Novaland

Bloodlines Event: St. Paddy’s Day!

March 15th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

Sláinte!  It’s time to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and we can’t wait to spend the evening with you!  We have a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, March 16, 2-5 pm

Suggested Attire: Green attire, shamrocks, anything that makes you think of St. Patrick’s Day!

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Lord Halostar | Decor: Fawn Madrigal | Host: Aimee Novaland

St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl Event

March 3rd, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re excited to announce another official grid-wide Bloodlines Event – The St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl! It will start on March 3rd and run to March 30th.

The St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl is an event for bars in Second Life. Anyone owning a Bloodlines Haunt can opt-in, and anyone with a HUD will be able to participate in the crawl.

What specifically does this mean for Bloodlines players? It means during the next month we’ll be connecting participating Haunts up via the website and the HUDs, so that you can easily travel from bar to bar, and meet up for a drink with people while discovering new Bloodlines-friendly locations.

For Haunt owners, this event means a chance to get your bar or club on the map! The Crawl will provide an influx of new visitors, as well as give you a chance to network with other Bloodlines friendly locations. Players will be able to vote on their favorite Bars, and prizes will be awarded at the end. Mars and Lyle will be visiting participating locations to help with the final judging of the top Bars, and we hope to see you there! On the final day (Friday March 30th) we’ll be having an event on the Bloodlines sims, and we’ll give away the prizes.

Voting will start immediately and run through the 30th. During that time, all you need to do to vote is press the ‘Vote’ link next to the Pub Crawl icon on the profile of participating haunts.

Prizes (Awarded at the end of the event):

Pub Crawl Participation Rare – Given to anyone who opted-in their Bar to the event. (Limit one per avatar)

10 Runner-Up Rares (Silver Crown) – Given to the best 10 Bars

3 Top Bar Rares (Gold Crown) – Given to the top 3 Bars. These will also receive a banner on the Bloodlines homepage for a week following the event.

Getting involved is simple:

Location Owners – If you already have a Haunt, just log into your profile, Edit Haunts, and opt-in via the radio button for the Pub Crawl Event. Make sure to use the Haunt Events calendar to schedule specific times for your events.

Bloodlines players – On March 3rd the Pub Crawl will automatically generate locations in your HUD, under the Haunt button. We’ll also make it clear on the website which locations are participating, so you should be able to easily find the next great location to visit!

At the end of the month on March 30th, we’ll wrap it up with an official party / awards ceremony on the Bloodlines sims where we’ll deliver all the prizes, so be sure to stop by. See you there!

Bloodlines Hunts Concluded

March 3rd, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a heads up that the Bloodlines Hunts down in the RP areas are concluded! Anyone who recently purchased the HUDs will be able to complete them and the trophy givers will still work etc., but no more HUDs will be sold. Thanks to everyone who participated and made the adventures a success.

Bloodlines Hunts will return, however, as Bloodlines Quests in the upcoming RPG Expansion! When we have more information we’ll post it here on the blog, so stay tuned.