Monday 26 August 2013

Birthday AP Rage Event

DarkAsh's Birthday Event

As it's my 25th Birthday on Friday (which is crazy since I started Reign Of Blood when I was 16-17), and following on from past events, we're going to have another event where all the Reign Of Blood vampires can have some fun. Nothing wrong with a bit of e-celebration to everyone's benefit.

7 Day Plasma Special
You can grab yourself a plasma bargain during the event (Some VIP days too,) and turn that juicy plasma into juicy AP. All packs come with FREE extra AP! Click here for full details.

Which leads to...

Battle AP Rage
It's been a while now since we've had a battle AP rage event. And I know how much you all like it, I get asked for it over and over. So for the next 7 days during the event, the battle AP rage is active! Head over to the AP Shack (also at the Dead City) for full information on FREE bonuses you get for spending AP!

There are a few presents hidden around the site, and they're addressed to me! Go find them,  hand them over to me, and as a reward, I'll give you half of what's in there. Can't ask for more fair than that. (This is for current players only.)

The event & special will end on September 2nd, when this kicks in...

September Quest Month

I've decided to name this years September; Quest Month. There are 30 days in September, and that means there will be 30 new quests next month. One for every single day. Sounds good, eh? Make sure you login daily to check out the new quest added that day.

September Competition

Write a quest competition! Write a quest for Reign Of Blood, have it created, and win plasma! Click here for full details.

Little Things

  • The time stamp on the coven chat now has the real time ticking clock for those who wanted it
  • Fixed the house forum links that pointed towards the coven forums
  • Fixed the 'staff' issue on the coven & house last posts page
  • Fixed a bug that didn't let you create RP forum boards without first creating normal coven boards
  • Fixed a bug that didn't allow your in game husband/wife to read your family only blog posts

Enjoy the event,

Monday 19 August 2013

Midweek Madness

Midweek Madness


M-m-m-mad mad mad

Who's up for another Midweek Madness? I sure am. I know I usually like to run my double stuff on weekends, I also know that a lot of people are unable to play over the weekends and only play during the week. So from right this second until Friday morning, everybody gets to enjoy DOUBLE PvP BLOOD. If you want even more double madness, there is a special rare pack that's available for just the next 48 hours that unlocks even more double goodies until the end of the event on Friday.

Little Things

  • Latest posted threads/posts link now on house & coven forums
  • Information page added in regards to players rights with lent equipment from covens
  • RP character sheets now support [center][/center]
  • Game time added to the top of the coven chat page

Social Networks

I like to keep connected with you inside and outside of Reign Of Blood. Facebook, which quite a few people use, is our main point of external interest for updating you all on Reign Of Blood activity. We currently have over 3800 likes, and would be great if we got it to 4000 over the summer. All these blog posts are posted there, and it's great way to give quick feedback as well as blog comments, and forum posts. Click here to check out our Facebook page. You can find all our other social network pages on the top right of this blog.

I'm looking forward to next week, but for now, enjoy this week!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Coven Relic Changes

Coven Power Relic Changes

I'm glad many of you enjoy the coven relic feature. It is pretty cool. Now it's been going for a couple weeks, its flaws and loopholes are starting to seep through. Remember, with most first versions of features, this is always possible. The main complaint is how turn hoarding it is when a larger coven has the relic. That's to their advantage. That's a plus of having lots of members in your coven. I have however, made a few adjustments from all the feedback on the forum, as well as from my own head. As the idea of this feature was to give every coven a chance to at least hold it once every now and then, these changes have been made:

Hidden Code Part 1:
The first part of the code remains the same for coven owners. You must first guess correctly in order to move onto the second part which requires a team effort from your coven.

Hidden Code Part 2:
A few notable changes to this part. Firstly, when a coven successfully acquires the relic and enjoys their 12 hours protection, the random player that holds the code will now be an active player. So it will randomly choose a coven member that has logged in Reign Of Blood in the last 2 weeks.

The coven owner (or co-owner) can still choose somebody else to place the relic on. But, that player must accept that responsibility. If a coven owner chooses not to move the relic code, or nobody accepts within the 12 hour period, the relic will stay on the random active player.

To go with this, the coven search page has been updated (link added to coven relic page too.)  There is a new "active search" section, where you can list all the active members of any coven. I.E the potential relic holders. A new "All" limit option has been added also.

The same strategies still apply, covens can protect their members in order to hold onto the relic for as long as possible.

Covens get the same 12 hour protection as before. With a slight change. To help stop further monopolising of the relic. After you've had the relic for 36 hours, it is returned to the Coven Power Relic Guardian. If this ever happens, it is easy to steal the relic. The coven owner just needs to guess the first part correctly. But to stop people just waiting for that time out and going for the easy steal, the coven power relic becomes instantly steal-able as soon as you get it. It also doesn't count towards your steal count.

I have updated the layout a little bit, and fixed a bunch of bugs too. There is also one more thing I've added, which I will release to the public in the coming weeks. I hope you approve and enjoy these changes, and the discussion can continue on this thread.

I have created a FAQ which fully explains this system as it stands today.

Little Things

  • Relationship forum sig issue has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug that stopped you from joining new covens after you disbanded a coven you bought off an auction (how rare that actually is)


July Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted a survey. Everyone who completed each answer has been given a QP. And the 3 Reign Of Blood Wristband winners are Alegna McClellan~Raynes (520460)Tancman (248616) and Graey, The Phuri Dae. (289510). Please blood letter me with your shipping address.

I'd also like to thank you for all your kind words. I've learned a lot where people's focuses are, what they like, and don't like. I will do this often to keep up to date with feedback.

Lottery Double Rollover

The lottery has hit another double rollover! As there has been 2 rollovers in a row, that means that this week there will be guaranteed winners. The jackpot currently sits at over $400million. Click here to get some tickets.

Enjoy the rest of the week,

Friday 9 August 2013

A Few Adjustments

Double Blood Weekend

Oh yeah, it's time for another blood bath weekend filled with lots of killing and blood sucking. Everyone can enjoy double blood for free this weekend, starting now until Sunday evening game time.

Coven Power Relic Adjustments

I'm glad so many of you are enjoying the new Coven Power Relic feature. I thought it would be a bit of fun. I've made a few changes however:

  • Fixed the bug that didn't allow some coven owners to see the link to change the player who holds the relic code
  • You can no longer give the relic code to vampires under 7 days old, and they are also now excluded from the random selection
  • Reduced the wait time in between coven owner guesses to 2 hours from 24 hours
  • Replaced the text box guess to a drop down menu for coven owner guesses
  • Added a timer to show when your coven owner can guess again (part 1)
  • Fixed the bug where the owner link to guess the code wasn't showing up
Further discussion and bug reports can be posted on this thread.

Other Small Changes

  • 'Coven Pages' now support the same HTML/CSS codes as the coven welcome page etc
  • The 4 day wait to re-join coven has been reduced to 2 days
  • Added an "edit" link on your profile to change your status (I get asked how to edit this all the time)
  • Added additional help for those who get rare login issues with Facebook

Enjoy the weekend!

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