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Bloodlines Event: Jungle Apocalypse

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

 

Oh NO we got stranded on a jungle island and the world has dissolved into chaos!! What are we going to do?? Well if you’re anything like us, you figure, why not have a massive party!! Come out this Friday for an awesome night of great music, costume prizes and Rare giveaways.

When: Friday, August 17, 1-4 pm

Suggested Attire: Old tattered clothes, jungle wear, apocalyptic finery

Where: Bloodlines West

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

Bloodlines Event: Murder Mystery

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

 

It’s finally Friday and things are getting a little creepy! Do you think you have what it takes to figure out whodunnit? Professor Plum in the conservatory with the lead pipe? Perhaps Miss Scarlet in the library with the rope. Please join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, June 22, 12-3 pm

Suggested Attire: 30s-40s era glamour!

Where: Bloodlines West

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

Bloodlines is hiring!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Do you want to join the team that makes Bloodlines, or know someone who might? We are currently seeking a full-time developer to help us build the next generation of Bloodlines updates. We’re looking for candidates with experience in front and back end web application development, database administration, and LSL scripting. Artistic ability, 3D, and game design experience is a plus. Candidates must be located in the US. For more information, please contact Lyle Maeterlinck in-world.

Bloodlines Event: California Dreaming

Friday, June 1st, 2018

 

This Friday we’re heading to the beach! Who doesn’t love sitting in the sand letting the sun warm your skin? We’re excited to swim with the fishies in the literal sense. Please join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music! Just remember clothing is mandatory at Bloodlines’ Beach! 😉

When: Friday, June 1, 4-7 pm

Suggested Attire: Anything you’d wear to the beach!

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Syn | Decor: Fawn Madrigal | Host: AphroditeStarr

Bloodlines Event: Backyard Campout

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

 

This Friday we’re ready for a campout!  After a long week who doesn’t want to put on their PJs and rough it in the safety of your own backyard? Make sure to bring your s’mores fixins and a sleeping bag or two. Make sure and join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, May 18, 3-6 pm

Suggested Attire: Pajama party!

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Shark | Decor: Fawn Madrigal | Host: Aimee Novaland

Problem in last night’s family rebuild routine

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Well, last night, we had a problem in our family rebuild routine that caused everyone’s status to be set to destroyed, and for soul totals to not be updated correctly. The good news is that this is 100% fixable, and we have routines chewing through the necessary fixes now. We should have everyone’s status and soul total updated correctly within the next hour.

We’re very sorry for the inconvenience on this, and we thank you for your patience with us while we get this fixed.

10th Bloodlines Anniversary Event Contest

Friday, May 4th, 2018

We had an overwhelming amount of Bloodlines members opt their Haunt locations into our 10th Bloodlines Anniversary special event, and we have tremendous gratitude towards everyone who participated by decorating, holding events, and 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 10th Anniversary Event will receive 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:

Ascent or Torment – Choose Sides

Angels – Demons 10 Anniversary

Angel or Demon -Infinity Gate-

And our 11 runners-up, who will also all receive an additional limited-edition texture:

DarkStars Angels V Demons

Ex Vita Un Nex Gateway to Heaven

EVE RageHeart Land

Illuminati – Angels & Demons

Evolved Heaven

Redemption

Bloodlines 10th Anniversary **

Rapture @ House of Jenvieve

V E R I T A S Torment & Ascent

Judgement

CROSSROADS

 

 

Bloodlines Updates, Maintenance, and Stats (Resolved)

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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!

Bloodlines Event: St. Paddy’s Day!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

 

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

Bloodlines Event: Sweetheart’s Dance

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

 

Hello Lovers! It’s a big day and we’ve got a BIG case of VD – Valentine’s Day that is! So grab the one or the one for right now and join us this Friday. We’re going to make sweet music together all night with costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, February 9, 2-5 pm

Suggested Attire: Tuxedos, ballgowns, cupid costumes, anything valentine’s-y

Where: Bloodlines West

Music: DJ Lord Halostar | Decor: Fawn Madrigal | Host: Zel