Friday, 27 April 2012

Reign Of Blood is 6 years old

Today we are celebrating Reign Of Blood's 6th birthday. I still can't believe it was over 6 years ago I was sat in college not doing college work and coding up an idea for a vampire game. Aside from this weekend's celebration, I'd like to thank all the players, past and present, for making RoB what it is today. So let's have some fun this weekend, shall we?

[ RAHP ]

There are also a couple special birthday packs up as well of course. I hope everyone decides to get at least one :)

This weekend events include:
- Cake mix from battles & Greenwood to make birthday cake!
- Birthday message board
- Birthday present hunt

Enjoy this whole event until MONDAY evening.

Thanks again for the past 6 years, and for sure the next 6 years. I do my best to keep this one of the funnest games around, updating and adding to it more regularly than I see others doing it, and will continue to do so for a very long time! Thanks for allowing me to work my ass off all week long to maintain this awesome community. Thanks for playing & donating & enjoy the celebration!

Thanks again,

Monday, 23 April 2012

New family house feature

Calling all families... this blog is for you! This took a lot longer than I wanted it too, I kind of under-estimated what was needed, so I'm a few days later than I'd like to be with this, but here we go!

When the wars came out and a select amount of covens wanted to opt out of war, and there was a discussion about it. I of course would not allow covens to opt out of war, so as a compromise, I made it so you can pretty much ignore them if you don't want to take part. At that point there was also a discussion about a "non warring coven", which I was totally against because I didn't feel it was the right time for them as I had no idea what effect the wars would have on covens as a whole.  Recently, the idea has cropped up again, so I think it's time to give it a shot.

All vampires can now be part of a family house. (Up to 3 if you're VIP). A house is pretty much a watered down coven that doesn't effect game mechanics whatsoever. The features of houses are:

- 1 owner, the owner controls all aspects of the house
- Private chat & forum
- House name displayed on profile
- House member titles

House VIP
I know what you're thinking, but yes, there is house VIP. It  can be bought by any member of the house. The benefits of your house being VIP:

- Coloured house name on all lists and player profiles
- Coloured member titles

- HTML/CSS allowed on the apply and updates page
- Ability to add 2 extra staff members who can accept & kick

Houses do NOT replace covens, they're just "mini-covens" where people can be part of group without all the coven benefits like wars, equipment & stat boosts. Head to the Dead City and find houses under the "Coven" section (for now), or to find your houses, check the social panel. There will be no "rental" cost that was suggested (I'm nice like that), just a one off fee to create a house.

Bugs and suggestions
Thank you to everyone who reports bugs and comes up with ideas that helps the game get even better. I do read all forum threads. Just because I don't reply to some, doesn't mean I don't read them :)
I'm having a bit of dispute with MobileFirst at the moment, so I'm afraid we're no longer accepting payments through them. OneBip is still open for mobile payments, and we recommend OneBip anyway. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Calling all artists
Have you entered our April competition yet? If not, click here for all the juicy info.

QOTD Staff
Want to be part of our QOTD staff? Check out this thread.

This weekend
This weekend starting April 27th, you may want to clear some of that weekend free for some RoB time if you haven't already. Just a heads up :)

There will most probably be a few bugs in this as is adopted by many users instead of just in my personal test, so please post any bugs, comments or suggestion here.

Enjoy the week :)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New Quests!

Easter Events
Just to let you know all know, the Easter event will end this Sunday evening.

Easter pack mess up
As some of you may have noticed, I whacked up a rare Easter pack, but silly me, forgot to reset it so it would display for everyone. I manage to fix it before the end, but sorry for the mess up nevertheless to the people who missed out, I'll make it up to you next time ;)

Todays downtime
As many of you know who were on this morning, the server kind of went funny then stopped people from being able to login. Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter account for up-to-date information, even if you don't use those social networks, they'll usually a good place to start. You can all use the promocode: morningdown11

Because of the overwhelming support and popularity of RoB, I do invest heavily in keeping things safe in case of disaster. We use a top notch backup system, that backups every single hour without hindering server performance, so even if something terrible happens, like the server blows up from overheating, we will return no more than an hour from where we left off. Plus the tech team don't sleep much ;)

Thermoden update
The success of Thermoden still stuns me, $4.2 billion has been taken out the game to-date so far with the Thermoden features alone, I like to think I did good with this one.

New Quests!
I've added some new quests this morning, and here they are:
- Customiser [rank 25]
- Parch's crib [rank 25]
- Stilettos [rank 25]
- Specific Resell [rank 25]
- Specific Resell II [rank 25]
- Specific Resell III [rank 25]

I know there is one quest there that will put some people on edge a little.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter event :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Event 2012

Easter Event 2012
The Easter event is now up! Go to Greenwood to catch chickens, battle to steal chocolate, trade both for chocolate candy eggs and nom nom! Head to the Dead City for more information on the event.

Of course there is an Easter special so you can get your hands on some cheaper plasma and more eggs!

Staff applications
Thank you to everyone who has applied to the RP moderator and helper staff positions. We should have some details on our decisions soon, thank you for the huge amount of support people have for this game :)

This is a big month for RoB... stay tuned :)


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

April Competition

April Competition
For all you artists out there, this one is for you. Recently Facebook (annoyingly) forced all brand pages to update to their new timeline layout. That now means we have a big space to show off a nice image. Anybody can enter this competition.

The image size is 850x315 [logo text]

Please do not use any copyrighted material, only copyright free or stock images can be used.

You can see where it will go by viewing our Facebook page.

The winner with the best banner will receive 50 plasma.

Upload your banner to photobucket, tinypic etc and send it to the RoB Bot. If you have any questions please feel free to shoot me a blood letter.

Good luck!

More to come, stay tuned.

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