Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TOOLS OF THE TRADE - Part 1 - The Coffin and Sarcophagus

THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE - Part 1 - The Coffin and Sarcophagus
The Bloodlines system has many tools that perform a wide variety of functions, and a good knowledge of these tools will serve you well as you gain experience. 
                THE COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS:   The coffin (for vampires) and sarcophagus (for lycans) are tools that make it possible to feed other Bloodlines equipped avatars with the blood or lumens that you personally own.  The tool works in conjunction with a cask or tank in your possession, and does not require the receiving avatar to be present for the feeding to take place.  In essence, gone are the days of watching in sadness as a friend or minion becomes destroyed from the effects of the curse due to no fault of their own.  If their computer crashes and they can't get online, no worries, you can feed them.  If they forget to feed before heading out for a business trip or for the holidays, no worries, you can feed them.  If they need to take a break for a few weeks to decompress from stress, no worries, you can feed them.  In my humble opinion, it's the finest tool supplied by the Bloodlines Creators that can assist a Liege with genuinely "caring for" their minions.  What says you care more than ensuring your loved ones don't succumb to The Curse?
Here's how these tools work.  To use it, you must have a cask that is registered to you with at least the amount of blood or lumens you desire to transfer stored inside.  Ensure the cask (or tank) is set to "Group Off", and rezz your coffin (or sarcophagus) within 5 meters of the cask.  Once fully rezzed, left click the coffin and choose "Transfer".  Do not click the "Next" prompt yet.  The second step is to left click the cask and choose "Select".  Now choose "Next".  Now go to Local Chat and Type /88 and the avatar's full name (for example /88 First Last), then hit enter.  Then select "Done".  Now choose the amount of blood you desire to send the specified avatar.  Once you click the amount, the system will automatically transfer that amount to the avatar's body.  The transfer is immediate, and you can verify receipt by opening the person's Bloodlines Webpage and hitting the refresh button to check on the transfer.
It may sound complicated, but I assure you, once you've used it once or twice it's really no trouble at all.  You can feed anyone, not just your own minions, and you can do this as many times a day as you wish.  The only limitations are that you can only transfer blood that you have in your cask, and each individual avatar you feed cannot exceed 5 Full Liters of blood at any given time.
Since purchasing this tool I've found that I use it more often than my Spike or my Soul Reaper, and the peace of mind it gives me knowing that I can care for my loved ones is gratifying. I highly recommend this tool as a part of anyone's inventory.  The coffin comes in three material finishes; metal, velvet, wood and stone.  At the time of this publication it retails for 599L$.
Tomorrow I'll cover the Spike and the Soul Reaper.  Enjoy! :)

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