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Scheduled Maintenance

Friday, April 6th, 2018

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!

Bloodlines Hunts Concluded

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Bloodlines University Has Moved

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The Bloodlines University campus has moved to a new location. This was necessary to make room for the construction of the Angel RP area, which will be part of the upcoming Angel / Demon / RPG Expansion releases.

The new University is located here.

Thanks for your patience during this time of transition!

New Bloodlines Support System

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve created a new system for dealing with customer support! Now when you have an issue with any aspect of Bloodlines – be it a missed delivery, stats issue, or anything in between – you can log into our Support system via the website and file a ticket.

Why is this better? First off, there will no longer be the chance of your notecard or IM getting capped / lost when you try to contact us. This basic limitation of SL has created a lot of response delays, and this new ticket system should help speed things up. Your problems can also immediately get routed to the avatar here whose expertise will be needed to solve your problem, so there will be less delays involving Bloodlines employees passing notecards back and forth to each other. The system will in general allow us (and you) to keep better track of the progress of your solution.

The system can also be used to file suggestions or feature requests, which we value and would love to keep better track of! So feel free to file tickets for that purpose.

There is also a section for Abuse Reports, however we’d like to remind everyone that if they are facing immediate griefing or abuse issues on our sims or in the official Bloodlines groups, then they should contact a Liaison in-world to deal with that; by the time we read the support ticket the issue is likely to be over and we’ll miss our window to help you.

You can access this new support system just by clicking the red “Support” link at the top of the Bloodlines website. Or you can use this link: http://slbloodlines.com/support

Your ticket will be responded to in the order in which it is received, and we’ll strive to solve your issue in 24 hours or less.

Thanks for your patience as we transition to this new system, and happy hunting!

HUD Updates: Mesh Fangs, Claws, The Nexus Object

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

We’re pleased to announce updates to all of the Bloodlines HUDs: The Thirst, The Rage, The Human HUD, and The Fury. There are significant updates included in this version, including new, bento-enabled mesh vampire fangs and lycan claws, and a new attachment we call The Nexus Object.

A different Nexus is included in The Thirst, The Rage, and The Human. The Fury HUD interacts with the Rage and Thirst Nexus Objects. The functionality that existed prior to today in the claws and fangs is now in the Nexus, and claws and fangs are now just cosmetic attachments used for effect. The Nexus Object will be used from now on to hold your custom Bloodlines bite and claw animations.

In the process of upgrading, you will need to move any custom animations from your old fangs and claws into your Nexus. Please see the instructions pages for the various systems for detailed instructions for moving your animations from your fangs and claws to your Nexus Object. The Nexus Object will also be important in our upcoming RPG expansion, and this update can be considered a preliminary update to that expansion!

We’ve tried to include fangs and claws that will fit the vast majority of mesh and non-mesh avatars out there. If you find that none of the fangs or claws fit you well, you are free to use third-party attachments, attachments you make yourself, or none at all. As long as you’re wearing the Nexus Object, everything will still work.

We’ve also brought HUD skins that we released previously on the Fury to the Thirst, Rage, and Human HUDs, and we’ve fixed multiple issues with animations that have been reported to us.

We hope you enjoy this update!

 

Bloodlines Sims Under Construction

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we rearrange and redesign the Bloodlines sims in preparation for the upcoming RPG Expansion!

The sims have been moved already, and will shortly be renamed, but construction will be ongoing. The search and maps will be off for a few days while they catch up to the changes. LMs should all still work fine ongoing, but you will have to re-point your Picks to the new sims if you want them accurate.

Thanks again for bearing with us!

Coming in 2018: RPG Expansion

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

We’re excited to announce that we’re currently working on a major RPG expansion to the Bloodlines system for 2018!

Currently we’re planning on adding Harvesting and Crafting, Treasure Hunting, and Combat involving both players and NPC monsters. We’ll also be adding two new races to Bloodlines, Angels and Demons, as well as all of the possible 2-race hybrid combinations (Angel-Lycan, Demon-Vampire, etc.).

Rest assured, all of the current Bloodlines ranks, achievements, and records will go unchanged. The new aspects however will be very integrated into the Bloodlines system, so plan on finding new uses for your tools and metrics, and new meaning added to your chosen race!

While work has already begun, we are still open to suggestions and requests, so we have added a spot at each of our sims where you can drop us a notecard with your ideas. We can’t promise we’ll integrate everything you ask for, but we definitely want your input.

As we get closer to release we will have more announcements, so stay tuned!

Locations of Suggestion Boxes In-World: 

Bloodlines East Suggestion Box

Bloodlines West Suggestion Box

Bloodlines South Suggestion Box

Bloodlines Frontier Suggestion Box

Bloodlines Badlands Suggestion Box

Blood, Lumen, and Cider Containers Version 7: Update and Trade-In

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Today we’re announcing the release of Vital Blood, Lumen, and Cider containers version 7. This update contains a few minor script updates, and more extensive updates on the actual meshes themselves. Here is a list of updates we’ve made to these containers:

  1. On the Cider Barrels, Casks, and Bone and Iron Prisms, the meshes have been updated with new UV maps to allow us to release more extensive custom and rare textures and gacha textures for these items. Bone and Iron Prisms now include a “cabinet” around the central crystal that can be textured or transparent, depending on the texture released.
  2. Bug fixes:
    1. On tanks, the local chat that was printed when the ‘info’ button was pressed reported the incorrect access mode. It reported ‘Fill Only’ when it was actually ‘Fill / Drink’, and vice versa. The mode was being set correctly and displayed correctly in the hover text, just reported incorrectly to the owner when the info button was pressed, and this has been fixed in version 7.
    2. The Next / Previous buttons weren’t working on the texture menus if there were more textures than would fit on a single menu, this has been fixed.
    3. We fixed a few minor things regarding textures, and making sure that all containers have the correct texture displayed on rez.

Trading In Your Containers

If you’ve purchased any kind of container from Liquid Designs in the past, you should automatically be delivered an object called ‘Bloodlines Container Trade-In Machine’. It will come from a server named ‘Liquid Update System’. The machines may take some time to deliver, but if you want to get yours right away, you can come to any Bloodlines store and click on the vendor titled ‘Container Trade-In Machine’, and it will be delivered to you.

You’re not required to update your containers, but this machine gives you the option to. The trade-in machine will work for any container that has a button labeled ‘Select’ on the main menu. We added ‘Select’ buttons to containers starting with version 2 to allow the containers to interface with other objects like siphons, bottles, and refill stations. Version 2 was released in the summer of 2008. Any new container bought since then should have a select button, and should be able to be traded in with the trade-in machine. So, the only containers that won’t be able to be traded in are ones purchased in the first few months that Bloodlines was released.

You can use the trade-in machine on one container at a time to trade them in. The trade in process works like this:

  1. Rez your Bloodlines Container Trade-In Machine near your containers. Make sure that the container you wish to trade in does not have a custom texture applied to it, make sure it has a default texture applied. You can set this by touching your container and selecting Texture > Default, and then selecting one of the options. If you don’t have any custom texture licenses, the menu will skip the ‘Default’ selection screen, and go straight to your default textures.
  2. Touch the machine, you will get a menu with ‘Start’ and ‘Cancel’ options. Press start to begin.
  3. Touch your container, and press the ‘Select’ button on the menu.
  4. Your container will be checked by our system to see if it can be traded in. If it can’t, you will get a message in local chat and the process will be canceled. If it can, you will get another menu with ‘Trade’ and ‘Cancel’ buttons on it. Press Trade to trade in your container.
    1. If your container was full, you will be delivered a new Version 7 full container.
    2. If your container was empty, you will get a new Version 7 empty container.
    3. If your container was partially full, you will get a new Version 7 empty container, and any Vital Blood, Lumens, or Cider that was contained in it will be moved to your Metric Reserve. You can view the amounts of your metric reserve by going to your Blood Cellar, Lumen Vault, or Cider Tavern (click on your container icon on your Bloodlines profile) on slbloodlines.com. You can access these metrics through the refill stations on Liquid Estate.
  5. Your old container will be remotely deactivated and emptied. Please delete or discard your old container in order to reduce the possibility of confusion when old deactivated containers show up in your inventory. If you really want to keep your old container, we can’t stop you, but we recommend keeping them organized and separated in your inventory, perhaps in a folder named “Deactivated containers”. It goes without saying, but do not try to sell or transfer away these old containers.

Also, a word of warning to anyone who wants to purchase aftermarket containers: there will inevitably be some who will try to con others into buying their old deactivated containers. There have always been deactivated containers floating around out there for various reasons. Be careful and never purchase a container without testing it yourself. See our post on how to buy an aftermarket blood container.

 

Update to Rare Libraries

Friday, July 28th, 2017

We made a few tweaks to the Rare Libraries today:

  • Owners are listed in order of who has the most of any given texture, and how many
  • A link to the Guide has been added to the Library page
  • A link to the personal Library page has been added to the Cellar page
  • We’re slowly adding a “More Info” link to all the Rares in the guide, so that you can track down when/where a texture came from in the blog posts.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and suggestions!

Bar Pack Mesh Updates

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve done some major mesh updates to the Bar Packs! Also now included is a new Bar Tap which is animated, and will pour / deliver glasses of vital blood, cider and moonshine. There are also now a mesh framed poster (in 5 variations) and a mesh blinking neon sign included.

Free updates will be sent out to all current owners of each pack, as well as the Mega Bar Pack (sans the Haunt). The new versions are also now available in stores, and in affiliate vendors.

See the new items displayed in-world here.