Monday, 29 July 2013

New Coven Power Relic

I have worked hard this past week on some updates for your beloved covens!

Coven Pages

As you can see above, coven owners (and co-owners) can now create coven "pages" that are displayed across the top of the coven page. You can put whatever content you want into these pages, and you can have up to 4. Very nice, yes yes.

VIP Credit Donations

You can now donate  VIP credits to your coven, so now covens are able to give out VIP prizes to their members. VIP Credits can be used to increase your VIP, or to trade on the market with other players.

Top Covens Page

The Dead City Top Covens page has also been updated. It has been given a new look, and expanded the amount of covens shown in each category.

New "Coven Power Relic"

The glowing green power of the "Coven Power Relic"

I have been toying with the idea of some sort of power relic for a while now. And I think I've figured out a good way to introduce it. So here it, the new POWER RELIC for covens.

What Is A Power Relic?
A power relic is a powerful relic that is held at the Dead City. There is only one power relic, and only one coven can control and gain the benefits at a time.

What It Does
When a coven has control of the coven power relic, all its members gets +10% coven exp and blood on all their PvP battles.

How To Get It
This is where it gets fun. Once a coven acquires the power relic, it gets 12 hours protection and use of it before another coven can steal it. That's right, steal it. In order to create a fair system (explained below) there is a two-part process for a coven to steal the power relic from another coven.

The first part is guesswork. The coven owner (or co-owner) can go to the power relic page and attempt a guess of the first code (generated randomly when it was last stolen.) If the coven owner (or co-owner) gets it wrong, that's where it ends for that coven this try. They can attempt another theft in 24 hours. If the coven owner (or co-owner) gets the code correct, they unlock the second part.

The second part is a hidden on a coven member. When the previous theft happened, a random vampire in their coven was chosen to hold the second part of the code. Keep in mind within the 12 hour protection, the coven owner (or co-owner) can choose to re-allocate the code onto any vampire in their coven they choose. This can be done once. So now that there is a vampire in their coven with this code, you are able to attack that vampire to find out that final code. This part can be done by anybody in your coven. So any of your coven members can go through attacking all their coven vampires to find the code, and enter it themselves.

Keep in mind there will be several covens doing this at the same time as you, but whoever enters that code (it is the same for everyone) into the coven relic page first, gets control of the relic for the next 12 hours. (Expect their coven to try and keep that player protected as much as possible.)

Once a coven has successfully stolen possession of the relic, they get it for 12 hours and gain the benefits from it. Then after that 12 hour protection is over, all this starts again!

Where Is It?
The power relic page is located under the "coven & house" section of the Dead City. There you can see the relic and the coven that currently controls it. This page also handles the theft process. The Dead City "top covens" page also now displays the counts of the total thefts.

Why This System?
I've been working on this for about a week now, and it's changed from the original first draft. I didn't want to create a system that only the many and powerful can benefit. Any coven has an equal chance of getting their hands on it. Although (as always) does slightly favour the more active covens, as when it comes time to steal, the more online finding that hidden person the better.

Anything Else?
To stop coven owners sticking the relic code on their most powerful members and making the relic unable to be stolen by anybody else, you simply need to get a successful attack on that player. Also, to avoid people trying to cripple the system, if the relic holder gets kicked or quits the coven, it is automatically given to another member. If the coven gets disbanded, it comes back to mine and would be steal-able right away. Finally, when your coven has the relic, the +10% bonuses only apply to attacking rank 10+ due to rounding.

It's a lot to take in, but overall it's a pretty straight forward simple to understand system. Please post any questions, comments or bugs on this thread, and I'll do my best to answer.

I hope you enjoy these updates.

Good luck!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Double Awesome Weekend

I've got something quite cool in the works that is taking a little bit longer than expected due to my indecisiveness. I'm hoping for a Monday release day.

In the meantime, let's get some juices flowing this weekend.


I have also released a summer surprise pack which gives even more double bonuses to those who wish to indulge. There is only 100 though, so get 'em quick.

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Lots Of Little Things

Dark Tower Updates


It's getting hot in here...

A few changes and new additions to the Dark Tower have been added today.

  • 3 demon minions have now come out of hiding in the Dark Tower. They give less demon blood, but you can attack one every hour
  • You must now confirm an attack on a demon or his minion (don't worry, the links move so you won't accidentally go past them)
  • The last time you killed a demon or his minion, is displayed on the Dark Tower entry page (you must exit the DT to view it)
  • Dark Tower FAQ page updated here
  • More failed messages added 
  • Increased the chance of success when attacking the demon (it is based on your power)
  • Made a few layout adjustments

Little Things

  • Edited the failed market sale notification advising lower prices are better
  • VIP Credits have been added to the left sidebar
  • Help chat appears at the top of the chat list for players under 7 days
  • The 30 second blood letter wait now only applies to new blood letters, not replying to one
  • Plasma Paradise has been removed from Ghost Town
  • Fixed the leaving house [leave] link
  • Lottery breakdown page now shows your total amount of tickets with your % chance of winning a prize (this will work properly from next week as this week everyone got to keep their tickets)
  • The external linking system (out.php) has now been fixed to allow all links and given an updated look
  • Blood hour box appears on the bottom of the left sidebar when blood hour is active

20% Off Potion Credits

This week only get 20% off the top Potion Credits pack! This would be a good time for all you potion lovers get a good stockpile of credits. The pack that is 20% off is highlighted lime green on the Buy VIP page.

Enjoy the week,

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Win A Free RoB Wristband

July 4th Event

I hope you all enjoyed all the July 4th events. BBQ and setting off fireworks everyday sure is enjoyable. Thank you to everyone who bought one (and more) of the special packs.

Wristband Giveaway

This is just two, I know. The 3 will be freshly packaged and unworn, don't fret

This month I am giving away 3 free Reign Of Blood branded wristbands! If you want to get your hands on a free wristband, fill out a short questionnaire, and the winners will be chosen at the random at the end of the month. (You can also get free QP too.)

Click here for more information and entry details.

June Competition Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered last months competition. Each entry got 1 plasma, and the top 6 below earned themselves 10 plasma each. Their stories may be used soon, so I won't post them yet :)

Tizzie™ Phuri Dae (127113)
_Freakazoid_ (289510)
Lydea Mey Keates (292043)
Sierra Rojo Tancette (390959)
Tancman (248616)
poisonhatemachine (152771)

Little Things

- Fixed the lottery log glitch. The lottery system gave out money to 10 vampires, just didn't log it. It should be fixed. Again this week we will have no rollover.
- Increased the 'add listing' market text boxes
- Fixed the bug that made house boards appear on both RP and non-RP board lists
- Fixed the coven search list glitches

Enjoy the week,

Monday, 1 July 2013

July 4th Event


July 4th is here again! And as the majority of the Reign Of Blood vampires are American, it's well worth celebrating. Everybody gets to benefit after all!

Head to the Dead City to check out the July 4th celebration features.

And of course with every special occasion comes a beautiful VIP & Plasma special. Click here (opens in a new window) to indulge in some fun.

This event will be active until Monday 8th July.

New Lottery Updates


Winner winner chicken dinner!

The lottery is one of those features you'll never really like until you win. There is a winner most weeks, and has made quite a few rich vampires around the game (and helped the economy a lot.)  Having just 3 winners is a little limited. So I have decided to spread the jackpot over 10 vampires.

So now every week (if there is no rollover) 10 vampires will have a chunk of the jackpot. The prizes are spread out below:

1st place: 50% of jackpot (~$15,000,000 win)
2nd place: 20% of jackpot (~$6,000,000 win)
3rd place: 10% of jackpot (~$3,000,000 win)
4th place: 5% of jackpot (~$1,500,000 win)
5th place: 5% of jackpot (~$1,500,000 win)
6th place: 3% of jackpot (~$900,000 win)
7th place: 3% of jackpot (~$900,000 win)
8th place: 2% of jackpot  (~$600,000 win)
9th place: 1% of jackpot (~$300,000 win)
10th place: 1% of jackpot (~$300,000 win)

The above payout example is based on a jackpot of $30,000,000 (which is about average on a non-rollover weekend draw.) I know many don't like the lottery because the chances are slim to win, as it is meant to be really, but this spreads the jackpot over a few extra people.

There is also a new [ prize breakdown ] link on the lottery page, which shows the payout over the top 10 places based on the current jackpot.

All 10 winners will get a notification when they win (it seems only the winner got the news notification before) and for this first draw, there will be no rollover.

Also remember whoever wins 1st place each week gets a collectible.

VIP Credits

For a more secure way to trade VIP, I have introduced VIP credits. VIP credits can be bought from the "equipment & extras" tab on the Buy VIP page. These can then be spent or traded on the market or through the secure trade feature. VIP tokens can be spent on both VIP and VIP+ and is accessible through the VIP section on the stats page.

I have also added coven and house VIP credits to the market.

I hope you enjoy the July 4th event. And hope you all indulge in an awesome special plasma pack.

Enjoy the event!

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