News and Updates

Achievement Rankings Updates

September 19th, 2018 by Lyle Maeterlinck

We’ve made a few changes to the achievements rankings on the website that we wanted everyone to be aware of. The changes are explained below.

  1. Soul War player medals rankings for current month added:
    We realized that the player medals and family medals rankings were not showing medal rankings for the current month, they were showing all-time medals progress. We’re keeping both of these rankings, and we have added rankings for player medals for the current month and family medals for the current month. Ties in these rankings are broken by all-time medals progress.
  2. New ranking for top achievements players:
    We’ve added a new ranking called Top Players Combined. This ranking combines overall achievement progress with current Soul War medals. It ranks players in the following order: overall achievement progress, total achievement levels, current month soul war medals, all time soul war medals, then total achievements. We have updated the top players ranking on the home page to this ranking. We believe this ranking more accurately reflects current players efforts towards achievements.

New Releases: Absolver and Displacer

September 17th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re happy to announce the release of The Absolver and The Displacer! They’re the tools useful for draining victims of ether or ichor (and generating shift) faster than with normal attacks.

These items come both in rigged and unrigged versions, as well as including a new optional mini HUD for controlling their functions. Six default textures are also included.

Thanks everyone for their patience as we get these Angel and Demon tools and accessories released, and happy hunting!

 

Grid-Wide Event: The Gallery Tour 2018

September 3rd, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re excited to announce the next official grid-wide Bloodlines Event – The Gallery Tour 2018! Last year’s event was such a great success, we’re excited to see what everyone will come up with this year. It will start on September 3rd and run to September 28th.

The Gallery Tour is an event for people who wish to show off their collection of Bloodlines Rares. It doesn’t have to be a bona fide gallery, it could be a dungeon or a room in your house, or any place you like to show off your collection. Also, to win you don’t necessarily need to have the largest collection of Rares – judging will include looking at the style and atmosphere of the place, organization etc. Anyone owning a Bloodlines Haunt can opt-in, and anyone with a HUD will be able to participate in the tour.

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

For Haunt owners, this event means a chance to get your location on the map! The Gallery Tour 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 Galleries, 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 locations, and we hope to see you there! On the final day (Friday September 28th) we’ll be having an event on the Bloodlines sims, and we’ll give away the prizes.

Voting will start in a few days and run until September 28th. During that time, all you need to do to vote is press the ‘Vote’ link next to the Gallery Tour icon on the profile of participating haunts.

Prizes (Awarded at the end of the Month):

Gallery Tour Participation Rare – Given to anyone who opted-in their location to the event. (Limit one per avatar)

10 Runner-Up Rares (Silver Crown) – Given to the best 10 Galleries (or more if judges decide there are more worthy runners-up).

3 Top Rares (Gold Crown) – Given to the top 3 Galleries. 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 Gallery Tour Event. Make sure to use the Haunt Events calendar to schedule specific times for your events.

Bloodlines players – The Gallery Tour 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 September 28th, 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 Event: Western Ball

August 31st, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s take a break from gunslinging, bounty hunting, and cowboy shenanigans and dress up for a dance! Come out this Friday for an awesome night of great music, costume prizes and Rare giveaways.

When: Friday, August 31st, 2-5 pm

Suggested Attire: 1800’s, Western, gunslinger, rustic suits and dresses, etc.

Where: Bloodlines West

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

*ALSO: At the end of the event we’ll be awarding the Bloodlines Banner Photo Contest awards!

Banner Photo Contest

August 17th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 8.31.18

We’ve chosen the winners for the 2018 banner contest! It was very difficult to judge, thanks to everyone who participated, really excellent work.

Moon Angel
Wiktiri Junibalya – gold
Snowlashes Resident – silver

Moon Demon
Chele Bowenford – gold

Blood Angel
Billy Aedipo – gold
Gunnkar2 Resident – silver

Angel
SylBernstein – gold
Mikeblair41 Resident – Silver
Braid Bugatti – silver
LilahCeleste Belar – silver

Vampire
edge velde – gold
Acrylickitty Resident – silver
Jadebelgie Wylie – Silver
bella cardboard – silver

Human
Catrie Resident- gold
Adriam Carling – silver
RainNight Resident – silver

Lycan
Midnighttornado Resident – gold
Adriam Carling – Silver

Blood Demon
SylBernstein – gold

Nephilem
calina kestenberg – gold

Vaewolf
Nosbor34 resident – gold

Demon
Sasch Petrov – gold
Ninurs Resident – silver
Naughtylilkittykat Resident – silver
Aimee Novaland – silver

ORIGINAL POST 8.17.18:

Bloodlines is having an avatar photo contest! We’ll have a category for each race (including all the hybrids) so there are lots of opportunities to win. These photos will be featured in the banner on our website for each race’s home page!

The contest is free to enter, and you may enter as many times as you like (as long as each photo is different).

How to Enter
1) Take a photo of an avatar (can be yourself or another) of a specific Bloodlines Race. Final dimensions need to be our Website Banner size, so at least 1200 x 300, max 2400 x 600. If you wish, you can submit a photo that is square (1200×1200 min) but make sure that there is a croppable strip appropriate for a banner.
2) Either put the texture in a notecard, along with your name, title of the photo, and the race represented and pass it to LiquidDesigns Resident

– OR –

Submit the photo via the Bloodlines Flickr Photo Contest page. Please name your entry with your avatar and the race represented, or it may not be counted in competition. We recommend using Flickr as your photo won’t suffer SL compression, but it’s up to you. Either way, you may want to periodically check the Flickr page to see what your competitors have been submitting!

Contest Rules
Time: The contest will end on August 31st, 2018.

Judging: Entries will be judged by Mars Bracken, Lyle Maeterlinck and LiquidDesigns Resident

Criteria: Entries will be judged based on the overall image, but some things to consider might be setting/location, lighting, and mood. Photoshopping is of course acceptable. Bloodlines also reserves the right to do slight photoshopping to winners (if necessary) in order to format them for the final banners.

Prizes
– Top Runners Up (number TBD) in each race category will receive Photo Silver texture for one type of container
– 1st Place Winner in each race category will receive Photo Gold texture for one type of container as well as become the banner for the homepage of that race

We’re looking forward to checking out all the entries and picking the best ones for our site. Good luck!

Bloodlines Event: Jungle Apocalypse

August 16th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

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

Thirst Store Update

August 8th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our ongoing effort to get the sims ready for the RPG Expansion, we’ve updated our Thirst store on Bloodlines East! All the vendors should be working, but if you see any out-of-place prims do let us know.

Aside from the upcoming Angel and Demon refill stations, this concludes the update of the store areas. Next up is a revamp (no pun intended) of the RP areas, in preparation for the RPG Expansion and Quests this Fall.

Bloodlines Event: Winter In August

August 1st, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

Shhh… Do you hear what I hear? What… Is.. Is that sleigh bells? Do you hear it too? Suddenly the whole forest is covered in snow! I guess climate change isn’t fake news after all. Oh well, might as well enjoy our last days on earth. Please join us this Friday for a night of fun and merry making as we deck the halls and troll the ancient yuletide carols. We’ll have a costume contest or two and probably some rare giveaways, oh and there will be music as well brought to us by the always spirited, Lord. Please join us, and bring some hot cocoa!

When: Friday, August 3, 4-7 pm

Suggested Attire: Holiday wear, ugly sweaters, winter gear, cross country skis, etc

Where: Bloodlines West

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

Bloodlines Event: Steampunk Gala

July 20th, 2018 by Liquid Designs

 

This Friday we dressed in our steampunkiest duds dusting off our dancing mechanical shoes to dance the night away at Bloodlines’ Steampunk Gala!  Channel your inner clockwork gear and join us this Friday for a night full of costume contests, rare texture giveaways, and awesome music!

When: Friday, June 20, 4-7 pm

Suggested Attire: Steampunk eleganza

Where: Bloodlines West

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

Lycan Store Update

July 18th, 2018 by Mars Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our ongoing effort to get the sims ready for the RPG Expansion, we’ve updated our Lycan store on Bloodlines Midland! All the vendors should be working, but if you see any out-of-place prims do let us know.

We’ll have more updates coming soon!