Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Biting: Where and How

Raidon, my beloved minion from Isreal, loves to hunt. We travel around SL together, him working the ladies and me working the men, having fun being vampires. My new minion Nadia wants to join us and I'm betting she winds up with more men *and* women chasing her to be bitten, than her chasing them. She's just sooo sexah.

King Holes of the Nocturnal Endeavors Horde is probably the best vampire instructor in SL. But because I love to write, I will babble a bit about what Raidon and I do on our hunts:

1. We go to clubs, and dance and participate with everyone in the club, spilling our personalities into the mix of people already enjoying themselves there. We pave the way for communications in IMs and in open chat because as people become comfortable with who we are, and that we are funloving vampires, friendly, enjoying ourselves and others -- they begin to experience interest in vampirism. It is also an ideal environment to let all negativity out into open chat, so we can dispell these evil ghosts of vampires past -- letting people know that not all vampires are assholes! LOL When you do this, people will IM you, complaining bitterly about vampires who wanted to bite without asking them first, or asking questions about you personally or about Bloodlines. Go with the flow!! You are making a friend who will probably be a future minion.

2. Remember that avatars must be 30 days or older in order to be bitten -- so, welcome centers and telehubs are not going to work out very well. With that in mind, Raidon and I frequent the freebie/noob stores, where avis can get boxes of clothing and toys free or for very few lindens. I have found that avis who frequent noobie/freebie stores do tend to be open minded: open to new inventory and new ideas. Here is where you meet many avis who are 30 days+ but new enough to SL to be adventurous, playful, and not already engaged in Gor or some other RP situations. In other words, they're ripe :)

So think about it, what is the best way to make a friend at a freebie store? Offer to show them a better freebie store! Or, give them a few lindens or a toy, and be sure to ask them about what they enjojy most in SL. Pretty soon, you are describing the Bloodlines game and how much fun it is to be a vampire, and showing them the Liquid Designs sim. Be sure to talk about all the options, from becoming a blood doll, to being a full vampire, and what constitutes the game itself. (I remember talking to Raidon about the three ways to "win" at Bloodlines and before I could finish my sentence about rank, he was on the site looking up Generational Rank and asking me how to get to Level 6. LOL)

3. Your friends are your best minions. It's good to find fresh victims but don't forget your long suffering friends who nursed you through your Gorean phase, your mafia wounds, and your Toxian dramas. Tell them you're into being a vampire now, and want them to come with you. (My close RL friend Marcus, who is also in SL, asked me if he had to leave Gor! I said "No you can be a vampire *and* gorean master and bite all your slaves!" -- he said YIPPEE and how much owning his slaves' souls meant to him!) So go get your friends and let them have some fun too. Marcus literally swooned when I bit him because we're such good friends -- and it was very cool and meaningful for both of us. I can just imagine how he's going to RP biting his slaves, who he truly loves RL and SL. It's going to be wonderful for all of them.

4. Shopaholics are interesting victims but beware of the gothic shops. If you go into the goth/vampire stores and scan, you'll find everyone there is already bitten or somehow involved. But try scanning Halloween and landscaping/gardeneng stores - this being October! Everyone is interested in vampirism, but not necessarily already a vampire. This is a great month to go hunting for victims to RP with wherever there is some "October-ish" fun. Hunt the search key/events for Halloween parties, autumn festivals, and ghost stories. Here is where you'll find more fun-loving people who might be willing to join the game -- and big big bonus: if you RP the bite to co-incide with the location, people will watch and want to play -- and you may just get more than one victim. :)

Have fun!! If you think of more Where and How ideas -- please reply in a comment!! Let's get some ideas rolling here..........

Yours in bitemarks,
Lucia, aka Apollonia Corleone

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