Sunday 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween! Goodies & pumpkins inside!

First things first, last night (as some of you have noticed) we (the UK) changed back to GMT from BST. So you don't need to post that the servers are an hour out, they're not, we've just moved an hour ;) So it would appear in your news around 1am that you would have been attacked twice, this is not correct as the clocks went back at 2am to 1am. So 1am last night happened twice.

Secondly, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Everyone gets 3 free candy and the promo code Halloween2010 to use.  Also every can be VIP for the day!

All your candy must be eaten by the end of tomorrow (1st November) as all uneaten candy I will steal back! The plasma special also ends at this time too.

October competition results are in. A really good selection of entries, some of which did not include your ID so was unable to enter you into the contest (Made this very clear on two blog posts). Thank you to everyone who entered. Was really hard picking the top 3.  The winners are as follows:

First Place: Aislinn (54285)

Second Place:  ~BlaCk >^.^< KaT~ (166846)

Third Place: WTF Another Damn Raven (66455)

And some of my favourites (each get 3 plasma each!):

Now all together now....

On a different, tomorrow is when I start negotiations for a new server! Will let you know how it goes later in the week.

Happy halloween! Hope you enjoy a spooky day :)

Friday 29 October 2010

Last few hours of downtime

Unfortunately the server did go down whilst I was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Seems to only happen that way, right? I apologise. Need to get the new server ASAP.

Promo code for downtime: omgserveralwaysgoesdownwhenashsleeps

Above promo code is available to use until Halloween.

I posted a blog yesterday, if you haven't read it, you can do so here.

Enjoy, and sorry again.


Yes Server is down

Being fixed asap

Thursday 28 October 2010

Last bit of candy pleasure and last call for October competition & plasma special

So Halloween candy is coming to an end :( I have hidden 3 more candy (the last batch) and you have until the 1st November when the Halloween events end to find them and eat them. The chance to get a treat is now 90/10! Only a few days left so enjoy it whilst it lasts.

This is also the last call for the October Competition which ends the early hours of October 31st (this Sunday).  I will post the winners & some of my favourites on a blog along with a Halloween surprise. There has been a couple entries where your ID is not in the picture, if you are one of these people, re-submit it before it ends with your ID somewhere on it. (Not photoshopped on). If it doesn't have your ID, you cannot win.

For those that missed it, I added a new points company where you can fill out offers to get free VIP & Plasma.

The Halloween VIP/Plasma will end November 1st. So get in your cheap plasma and candy before it runs! From now on also, you can now longer get a bad candy! All candy now is the really good stuff and all will taste really good :)

As I said on the last blog I had some pumpkin fun (never done it before). Here's my first 3 ever pumpkins i've carved:

The one of the left is my fave! I look forward to seeing the rest of yours.

Oh, I bought the coolest Halloween album just now, it was just £3!

Enjoy, and see you on Halloween!

Monday 25 October 2010

Coven wars V2.0.1 & new points company

Thanks for all the feedback so far with V2.0. We are reading your feedback and coming up with more updates in V2.1. As for now, I've updated the current status to V2.0.1. I was going to wait until V2.1 to make this update but it seems it cannot wait. The rounds now reset HALF PAST each hour. This means it gets them out of the TOH, TOH will be faster and less 503s should appear.

On the 503 note, this happens because the SQL server is overloading at peak times during TOH. A new server upgrade is needed, hopefully we can raise enough with these specials. More on that later.

I got contacted by a new points company, and I've decided to try them out. Probably no better than the others, but if they have better converting offers, I'll keep 'em. Head over to the points page to check it out. As you can now see there are 4 points companies. So there's plenty of offers to dig your teeth into.

5 days left of the halloween special (and candy) and the October competition. I'll be buying a couple pumpkins tomorrow, I will submit mine (of course I won't be able to win), I'd like to be in on the action as I've never created my own pumpkin before! From now on you get a candy every time you get the QOTD correct, and the chance of getting a treat has increased to 70/30.

Thanks guys,

Saturday 23 October 2010

Coven Wars V2.0 Beta

The idea of a brand new coven war system was very well received a few months ago. It is a big jump from the simple *Click* of the old system. As good as we thought they were, a high majority didn't like the flaws in the system. Of course no system we implement can be completely fair or make everyone happy, but we want to get as many people happy with it as we possibly can.

I present the next (and hopefully better) version of the coven wars. V2.0.

There has been a discussion on the forum for a couple weeks now on suggestions on how to make the coven wars even better. So I've taken your ideas, worked on them, and made the fit into the game.

Here's how they now work...

- They now work on a round based system. Each war lasts 50 rounds, each round lasts one hour. (So these new wars in theory are 2 hours longer than the old)

- A kill to the enemy coven gives you +1 war exp (there are no bonuses, 1 kill = 1 war exp)

- The winner of each round is determined by your covens total war exp / active members in the enemy coven. (Active players are determined by players who have logged in at least once in the last 14 days). The same is done for the other coven, their total points/your active members (over rank 5). Whoever has the highest score wins that round! At the end of the 50 rounds, whoever has the most round wins, wins the war!

- The correct number of active members that are classed as "Active" in the wars  is displayed on the top of the coven page.

- Another downside to the old system was people didn't want new player in their coven because they were a liability. Well, in order to take part in the wars you need to be rank 5+ and 7+ days old. That means that their kills won't give any war exp, and their deaths won't give any war exp to the enemy until the hit a week old and rank 5.

- The tier structure and exp taxes remain the same as follows:

Tier Diff:      EXP:
0 diff = 100% of the exp
1 diff = 75% of the exp
2 diff = 50% of the exp
3 diff = 40% of the exp
4 diff = 30% of the exp
5 diff = 20% of the exp
6 diff = 10% of the exp
>7 diff = 1% of the exp

Tier 1: 1-10 members
Tier 2: 11-25 members
Tier 3: 26-50 members
Tier 4: 51-75 members
Tier 5: 76-100 members
Tier 6: 101-150 members
Tier 7: 151-250 members
Tier 8: 251-500members
Tier 9: 501-750 members
Tier 10: 751-1000 members
Tier 11: 1001-1500 members
Tier 12: 1501-2500 members
Tier 13: 2500+ members

- Your coven still needs to be a week old in order to start warring. Tier 1 covens can still only attack other tier 1 covens

- The red war box now just shows winner of the last 1 hour round & how many rounds are left
- Everyone's total collected War Exp, coven war stats have been reset, and will be reset again after beta (for obvious reasons)

- The coven war leaders page now shows the total win rounds after a war instead of total collected war exp. The layout of this page will be updated after Beta

Everyone has been given a war (whether they've used theirs this week or not) to go and start a war and start testing out this new system.

I will be keeping a close eye on it and I'll let it run for a couple weeks and address any changes then. Make sure you report any bugs and give your feedback on this forum thread. Post any questions you have on this thread too. If you ask questions in the comment section they probably won't get seen & answered.

Thanks & enjoy!

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Coven wars closed & more candy!

Good afternoon,
A couple small updates to hit you with. First off, I have hidden 3 more candy around ReignOfBlood! Go fetch.

Secondly, I've now added a "Complete all daily quest" daily quest. Which is basically an extra reward for those who complete all of the daily quests in a day. Easy, right?

Lastly, coven wars are now closed whilst we work on V1.5. Oh the fun times ahead.

Remember that there is 9 days left of the October competition, get your entries in, it's fun :)

Some questions have popped up about the Trick Or Treat page. You have a 50/50 chance of getting a trick of treat. I have updated it so now you have a 60/40 change of getting a treat :)

Last thing, I've had a few requests about using the Wallie and UG Cards with the current special. During the specials I will allow the normal Paypal/Google special packs to be bought with the wallie/UG Card. If you want to do this, send me a blood letter. Otherwise there is a special offer pack on the page, but it has no candy.


Thursday 14 October 2010

2010 Halloween events begin!

So it's almost that time of year again. The time of year you get kids knocking on your door wanting your hard earned candy. Well, unfortunately, your gonna want to keep the candy for yourself!

Pumpkin Punch Plasma Packs (thanks knyf, noob)
As always there is a delicious amount of VIP and Plasma specials, check out the Buy VIP page for more info. You get candy with all the packs, nom nom candy.

Daily Trick-Or-Treat
Head over to the Dead City to find the Trick-Or-Treat house where once a day everyone can pick up a treat (or trick if you're unlucky mwhahaha).

Candy Hunt
That's right, there are 5 candies hidden around RoB! Find them, go to your equipment page, eat them! Nom nom nom. More will be added within the next 2 weeks. Oh, and everyone starts with 1 candy to eat for free! (I'm too nice)

Halloween Quest
There is a dedicated Halloween quest which wants you to go around RoB and collect pumpkins. They come up randomly, so the more you play, the more you'll find!

QOTD Candy
You have a chance to get a piece of candy each day just from getting the QOTD correct.

That's all for now... more to come though!


Tuesday 12 October 2010

250 likes = Another promo code!

Hey guys!

Got 250 likes!

Promo code: 250likes

Facebook like page:

Excited about the Halloween events? I sure am!


Thursday 7 October 2010

100 facebook likes = promo code

Thanks to everyone who took part in getting the 100 likes! That was a lot quicker and easier than I thought it was. I'll up the game next time :)

Check out the facebook fan page for the promo code!

Like us on Facebook:
Add our Facebook group:
Follow us on Twitter:

For the last time, if you've missed the October competition and recent updates blog, you can check it out here.

I'm excited for the Halloween events starting next week!


Wednesday 6 October 2010

Facebook like for promo code & quick random competition

Hey guys!

Running a quick Facebook thing... basically I just posted a status on the Facebook fan page, and if it gets 100 likes I will issue everyone a promo code to use!

Pretty simple, login to Facebook (if you have one or want too), like our page, then like the status "100 likes on this status and I'll issue a promo code!" If the status gets 100 likes, I will issue a promo code!

Facebook like page:
Whilst you're at it, don't forget to follow my Twitter too :

Quick 3 plasma competition has been won! I'll think of something harder next time.

If you missed the last blog about some updates the October competition, you can read all about it by clicking here.

Good luck!

Monday 4 October 2010

October competition & couple other updates

Good evening,
A few changes so far, more to come.

For those who have not noticed, I have updated the ROULETTE game at the Dead City Casino. I see a lot of you have been playing, I've got quite addicted to it myself. Currently overall players have won more than what has been spent! Good to see so many lucky players.

Last weeks lottery with the same person first & third, was not meant to happen. I have patched up the problem & will keep an eye in-case it comes up again. This is the reason why features like these have to run in BETA for so long. I get a lot of people complaining that they didn't win when they bought $20,000 worth of ticket against someone who bought $10,000,000 worth of ticket. The lottery system works of a very simple random system. To help people understand ticket purchases of other players after a lottery draw is complete, you can now view the top ticket purchases. As I'm not here this Saturday I ran the lottery TONIGHT to test this, it will run again on Saturday as normal. You can now see all the current ticket purchases for this week. Lottery is now running V2.2 Beta.

Few people have wanted to be able to control how many posts are viewed on a thread page. Well over in your account options you can now change this. The maximum is 100. This will apply to the normal forums, coven forums & roleplaying forums.

Blood letters
As per your requests you can now turn off blood letter smilies. You can now also view your SENT messages. Only messages you send from NOW on will show as a link in the sent messages page for you to view. There is also a quick delete link for you to quickly delete the blood letter notification.

This isn't really a change but there are rumours flying around that there will be more marriage achievements/quests. This is NOT true. There will no further marriage achievements or quests!

With the Halloween events only a couple weeks away, lets kick it off with a Halloween themed competition!

The task:
Pumpkins are great right? You always get people making funky pumpkins and this time you can get plasma for it! Go the your local store which sells pumpkins (I know they're selling them already). Carve out a really cool design & take a picture! To prove your picture is legit, you must write your ID on a piece of paper and place it somewhere in the picture before taking it. I've come to realise that people will Google pumpkins, write their ID on with MS paint and submit it. These are NOT allowed. My favourite pumpkins will win!

You get bonus points for making the picture RoB-Themed somehow. No photo-shopping allowed at all.

1st place: 100 plasma
2nd place: 50 plasma
3rd place: 25 plasma

All entries must be submitted to the ROB BOT by October 30th for display on the 31st. (Send a blood letter to ID 2 with the subject "October Pumpkin Contest")

EDIT: 1 Picture per player, but you can have as many pumpkins in that picture as you like.

Halloween events & more coming mid-October. More NEW features on its way this week as well as testing out a new coven war system. Lots to be excited about.

~ Ash

Lottery being manually run tonight

Adding a new feature to the lottery tonight. So I will be running a manual draw at about midnight. The jackpot is around $6million at the moment, and that will be the jackpot. The process will be the same and if all goes well i'll link in the new feature for you all to enjoy.


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