Monday 24 September 2012

RoB Mobile ALPHA

Mobile Website Development (ALPHA)

A long time ago, we had something called "RoB Mobile", for those who remember, it was pretty terrible, so I ended up shutting it down.  After several recent suggestions about a mobile version of RoB, and the ever increasing of mobile on the internet overall, I've decided to pick up development on the idea again. I know that over 19% of players actually login at least once a day on their phones, so I think this is a good direction to go.

Bookmark on your mobile:

This feature will run an open alpha testing phase as I slowly develop more features onto it. I want to make it clear, making a mobile version of a site is not as simple as just copying and pasting all the code and make it  "mobile friendly", it needs to be built up from the ground to make it as fully compatible as possible.

It launches in alpha testing mode today with the features:

- The ability to login to RoB (Helpful, right?) Email and ID combination
- Checking your blood letters
- View a basic stats page
- Train your turns at the gym
- View your recent news and battles
- Game updates page for just the mobile site updates

I currently do not have access to test (at this moment) on devices other than iOS. So any feedback on any non-Apple mobile products (on the thread below) will be much appreciated. (Closer to completion, I will of course, get access to, and test on several different devices)

I've opened a mobile duscussion thread right here, I'd like your feedback, thoughts, suggestions and insights on the direction you want me to take with it. I am actually really happy and excited about where this could take us.

Plasma Lottery Winners
Thank you to everyone who entered the plasma lottery this past week. You can see the full details right here, the list of winners are below:

First place: Ender Odin Animus (387685) [50 plasma]
Second place: prettyhatemachine (164945) [40 plasma]
Third place: SisterGrimm D Argantael (567078) [30 plasma]
Forth place: Rock (411030) [20 plasma]
Fith place: SFC Solomon `AG` Durkee (491256) [10 plasma]
Six place: Lady Blackwidow Michaelis (379559) [7 plasma]
Seventh place: Atar of Mesopotamia (258957) [5 plasma]
Eighth place: ~Elegantly Enraged~ (596142) [3 plasma]
Ninth place: Ashton F. Pierce (309260) [2 plasma]
Tenth place: Lesath ShadowLight (339349) [1 plasma]

Everyone who had at least 1 entry has been given a free plasma!

Few Small Updates & Bug Fixes
I've spent a few hours doing a couple suggested suggestions and fixed a few bugs:

+ Blood letter forwarding - You can now forward a blood letter using the new forward blood letter link
+ Removed the floppy disk icon and replaced it with plain text to make it more clear you can save individual blood letters.
+ Pet training now has the quick "Train x more turns" buttons like regular training does.
+ Chat rules and emote code guide are now displayed on top of the chat pages & removed the old dead chat rules links.
+ Made the change avatar link on the blog center not misleading.
+ You must be rank 10 to get through the portal page to access Vadenhill.

Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Saturday 22 September 2012

RAHP weekend? Sure, Why Not

RAHP Weekend
Sometimes I don't need to have an excuse to be kind and generous. Getting a da ja vu? Yeah, me too. I won't be around for much of today and tomorrow either, damn family obligations again. So I thought I'd run RAHP (revives at half past every hour) until tomorrow night.

Plasma Lottery
This will be the final reminder for the plasma lottery draw that will happen on Monday night. Click here for the prizes and entry details.

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Plasma Lottery Week

Double Turns Weekend
I'm glad many of you enjoyed the surprise double turns weekend. I actually let it run into the early hours of Monday morning, you guys are so spoiled.

Plasma Lottery
It's time for another Plasma Lottery! All plasma purchases this week will come with tickets to enter the lottery, for a chance to win one of the 10 plasma prizes, all you have to do, is top up your plasma! Click here to view the plasma packs, and click here to view the plasma lottery page.

Some cool stuff coming up, stay tuned :)

Saturday 15 September 2012

Double Turns? Sure, Why Not

Double Turns
Sometimes I don't need to have an excuse to be kind and generous. I won't be around for much of today and tomorrow, damn family obligations, and I'll feel bad and all out of sync. So I thought leaving you with double turns until tomorow night will make me feel a bit better inside.

Enough of the crap! Enjoy 40 turns and hour (30 for non VIP) until tomorrow evening. Use them wisely ;)

Have a great weekend,

Monday 10 September 2012

Quiz Night Results

Quiz Night Results
Thanks to everyone who came along to the quiz last night. The room was packed and it was a lot of fun! Was very hard work trying to keep up with the floods of answers after every question that was asked. The vampires gave the most correct answers are listed below:

x7 Sir Galahad (206714)
x6 Jonathan DeLaRosa (411454)
x4 Mortiana SaDiablo (293358)
x4 Alexander of Scarmare (252462) 
x4 Audrey Jourdain Hardkiss (214750)
x3 Claws (83719)
x2 Tweetly Durkee (527431)
x2 Alexandra D.S.A. Belikov (51937)
x2 PLI`s Paulie (1893)
x2 Katherine Drake (236111)
x2 Lothar Blackfang (106438) 
x1 Naz Asrai (243761)
x1 NataĊĦa Ivory (557332) 
x1 Lilah (545977)
x1 Errdegahr Venorik (415642)
x1 Ophelia V.B.S. Night (51937)
x1 Lily O`Connell Magnus (412239)
x1 Lilah (545977)
x1 Trixie DAFK Winterheart™ (447519)
x1 Karst`s pussy, Kierka (558120) 
x1 Phenora Draius (200242)
x1 Child of the Damned (144445)
x1 Darion Lancaster (203259)  
x1 Kaitlyn Duval (468693)

I've taken all the feedback of the quiz in, the majority enjoyed it, a few experienced some lag (although I didn't and my connection sucks), and a few complaints of people answering before they even see the question, just got to be quicker! Thanks again for taking part, it was a lot of fun and hope all the winners enjoy the QP. (Also for the people who stayed until the end, enjoy the promo code you got to use!) Maybe another one sometime? :)

Have a great week,

Saturday 8 September 2012

September 9th QP Quiz

This blog is a reminder for Sunday night's Quiz night. It'll start at 11pm game time (which is the same as the UK time). If you're not in the UK and still not sure what time that will be, head over to this site and type in London, England, in the search bar, choose 11pm on the London row and it'll show you what time that will be in your location.

More information about the quiz:

- There will be up to 10 different question group themes
- 50 QP will be guaranteed to be given away Sunday night
- 1 QP is to be given to the first person who answers a question correctly
- Late joiners are welcome, although you'd have already missed out on some QP.
- It will be hosted in general chat, so apologies to the disruption to the chatters who chat in there at that time.

I have started a Facebook event page, so if you're coming, join it!

I have promoted this quiz quite a bit (900 likes and counting) so hopefully we'll see a chat full of people fighting for the QP. If it's a success, I'd love to run it more often, and even maybe have quiz master staff to help run it. If not, somebody is going to get that 50 QP regardless.

I'll hopefully get to meet some of you who don't usually hang out in chat :) But for now, I'll hopefully see many of you there Sunday night.

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday 5 September 2012

August Winners & Sunday Quiz Night

August Competition Winners
Thanks to everyone who entered the August competition, my top 3 favourite are:

First:  DarkPrincess~Diluculo (242927)
Second: Ominous (93371)
Third:  Aerith Strife (306935)

Below are listed some other profiles I quite liked (in no particular order), you all get a free plasma too:

Celeste (427599)
Tizzy†Freakshow†Phuri Dae (127113)
Cara~Fidela (75781)
Brianne Invisible™ (82385)
Amena Diluculo Haze (331649) 
 The Clap (486781)

General Chat Quiz Night
Something I've not done before, and have no idea if it will be a hit, is a quiz night in general chat. Whether or not it's a success, I will be asking 50 questions and giving away 50 QP (1 QP per question) to whoever answers the correct answer first. So I invite on you Sunday night (9th September) at 11pm game time to join us in General chat for a chance to win yourself some free QP. Please spread the word! I'll be giving out the QP regardless :)

Enjoy the week,

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