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TheCheshireKhajiit
With V:TM-B 2 just announced, Khajiit thought we could use a thread devoted to the series! Please post any news on the new game you find interesting (or disappointing should that happen) or stuff related to the old game. Doing a new play through as a Nosferatu? Tell us about it here! This one will probably pick back up where he left off with the Malkavian he started last year in the next few weeks.
RaderOfTheLostArk
I'm not much for vampires, but I have been interested in trying out the original one. I know that some of you very much enjoy it, so I was wondering about it. Is it sort of similar to a TES game in the type of gameplay, etc.? I notice some similarities but I don't know if it is just because it is also on the Gamebryo/Creation Engine. Also, what are the kinds of things that you really enjoy about the game (e.g. characters, locations, etc.)?
SubRosa
I saw some teasers for it on Gog. It looks cool. I am sure I will buy it. I remember playing the original tabletop rpg Vampire: The Masquerade back in the day. It had some really cool lore, and worked very well as a role playing game.
mirocu
I liked the first game but I'm not bothering with this. It's way too modern in its style and looks like any other game now to be frank.

Still: Malks FTW! biggrin.gif
Darkness Eternal
Going to install the first game now!

I am so excited. Never been more excited about any recent games than this to be honest. It’s about time we have a game devoted to vampire characters. Vampyr was decent but this game I’m sure will be tons of fun!

Ventrue’s my favorite.

I better get back to writing a vampire story lol.
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Mar 23 2019, 04:31 PM) *

I'm not much for vampires, but I have been interested in trying out the original one. I know that some of you very much enjoy it, so I was wondering about it. Is it sort of similar to a TES game in the type of gameplay, etc.? I notice some similarities but I don't know if it is just because it is also on the Gamebryo/Creation Engine. Also, what are the kinds of things that you really enjoy about the game (e.g. characters, locations, etc.)?

Well, it’s similar to TES in some ways and very different in others. The world is very interesting to explore, imo, but it’s a hub style game world instead of open world. Your character will be from one of a bunch of different vampire “races”, and each one has its own look and feel when it comes to play style (one race is focused on being able to get what they want by talking, another uses blood magic to destroy enemies, so there’s a little something for everyone.). It’s set in modern times so you’ll be using a variety of firearms and melee weapons are similar to Fallout (baseball bats, tire irons, combat knives, fire axe, even a sword), but melee combat is done in third person. Otherwise you can freely switch viewpoints just like in TES (ranged combat works best in first person, imo, but you can try it in third if you like). One area where V:TM-B shines is its dialogue. The language used can be foul at times but it suits the setting and there are so many choices when it comes to responding to npcs, some of which can carry dire consequences so you must choose your words carefully at times or be prepared for consequences. It’s a really good game that you can find on GOG for fairly cheap (cheaper if it’s on sale) and it includes the unofficial patch that allows it to run on modern machines. Hope you decide to check it out!

Word of warning if you do decide to get it: save playing as a Malkavian for a second play through. Their dialogue will make more sense after you’ve played through the game as a member of the other “races”.

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Mar 23 2019, 11:25 PM) *

I saw some teasers for it on Gog. It looks cool. I am sure I will buy it. I remember playing the original tabletop rpg Vampire: The Masquerade back in the day. It had some really cool lore, and worked very well as a role playing game.

Did you ever play the original PC game?

QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 24 2019, 03:10 AM) *

Still: Malks FTW! biggrin.gif

Hopefully Khajiit will have some more Malk action for you soon! That said, she’s still in Hollywood :\ .

QUOTE(Darkness Eternal @ Mar 24 2019, 08:55 AM) *

Going to install the first game now!

I am so excited. Never been more excited about any recent games than this to be honest. It’s about time we have a game devoted to vampire characters. Vampyr was decent but this game I’m sure will be tons of fun!

Ventrue’s my favorite.

I better get back to writing a vampire story lol.

Ventrue: the silver tongued devils! Khajiit’s first V:TM-B character was a Ventrue because their in game description reminded this one of Imperials from TES.

Please post your story if/when you get it finished!
mirocu
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2019, 03:43 PM) *

Word of warning if you do decide to get it: save playing as a Malkavian for a second play through. Their dialogue will make more sense after you’ve played through the game as a member of the other “races”.

I agree. You will understand them a whole lot better on a second playthrough. And a fourth and fifth biggrin.gif
SubRosa
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2019, 10:43 AM) *

Did you ever play the original PC game?

I bought it from Gog during one of their sales, but have never gotten to playing it!
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Mar 24 2019, 10:34 AM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2019, 10:43 AM) *

Did you ever play the original PC game?

I bought it from Gog during one of their sales, but have never gotten to playing it!

Then you should at some point! Khajiit doesn’t know how you feel about ModDB, but they have a decent sized collection of mods for the game there.
mirocu
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2019, 05:01 PM) *

mods for the game

I tried one mod that lets you get companions, I think almost anyone not essential. Didn't work so good though.
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 24 2019, 11:13 AM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2019, 05:01 PM) *

mods for the game

I tried one mod that lets you get companions, I think almost anyone not essential. Didn't work so good though.

Khajiit has only downloaded a couple of cosmetic mods, but for the most part enjoys the game as is. There are also mods that restore cut content, which could be interesting given everything we know about the rushed development of this game.
mirocu
I can definitely recommend the Camarilla Edition for anyone playing. Don't remember exactly what it does now but I think it polishes the game and adds content and I do know I liked it.
TheCheshireKhajiit
@ Rader: GoG has V:TM-B on sale for $4.99 it seems. That is a steal.
TheCheshireKhajiit
Hmmm, looks like the latest update on GoG also updated the unofficial patch which did something to make all the doors in Brigitte’s game act weird. Graphics are a little messed up too. Everything seems fine if you start a brand new play through though. Looks like Khajiit will either need to figure out how to revert back to the previous version of the unofficial patch or just start Brigitte’s game over. This one is kind of leaning towards the later even though we were pretty far along.

So, if anybody gets the game from GoG, try setting it to not auto update. This should prevent what happened to Khajiit from happening to you.

*edit: update*
AWESOME! GoG Galaxy has the older updates saved under settings and all you have to do to revert back is click the appropriate button! All is well now so Brigitte can continue on her older game!
mirocu
How far along is she?


Please don't misinterpret my question tongue.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 12:11 PM) *

How far along is she?


Please don't misinterpret my question tongue.gif

Got some screenies for you that will answer this question, birb!

Brigitte Found the serial killer and put an end to the “carnival of death”.

Uh oh. Someone’s made a mess in a pornographic film studio.
mirocu
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 25 2019, 07:03 PM) *

That was a long and interesting side quest. I liked how it spanned across hubs smile.gif

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 25 2019, 07:03 PM) *

Ugh indeed. I know which part of the MQ this is and I don't like it wacko.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 01:12 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 25 2019, 07:03 PM) *

Ugh indeed. I know which part of the MQ this is and I don't like it wacko.gif

Khajiit doesn’t really care for it either. Luckily, Brigitte is about to head out to put an end to it!
mirocu
QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 25 2019, 07:25 PM) *

Khajiit doesn’t really care for it either. Luckily, Brigitte is about to head out to put an end to it!

See what Khajiit did there wink.gif


Those sewers, man Khajiit. First time I went through them they never seemed to end! ohmy.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 01:28 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 25 2019, 07:25 PM) *

Khajiit doesn’t really care for it either. Luckily, Brigitte is about to head out to put an end to it!

See what Khajiit did there wink.gif


Those sewers, man Khajiit. First time I went through them they never seemed to end! ohmy.gif

Lol
Sewers always seem to suck in games! Once you find the Nossies, things are good again though.
mirocu
Yeah, I was so relieved once I finally got to their lair! And Gary was a hoot! biggrin.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 01:57 PM) *

Gary was a hoot! biggrin.gif

Indeed! So many great characters in this game!
mirocu
They were the best part. I would play again only for them but I'm so friggin tired of that sarcophagus I can't stand it! tongue.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 02:27 PM) *

They were the best part. I would play again only for them but I'm so friggin tired of that sarcophagus I can't stand it! tongue.gif

Ugh yes, the sarcophagus...
mirocu
Khajiit's favourite Dementation power?
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 02:48 PM) *

Khajiit's favourite Dementation power?

Bedlam! Of course! Currently only up to Vision of Death, which is certainly not useless.
mirocu
Yeah, that's good for crowd control but I found myself using Vision of Death the most. Can't beat instant kill biggrin.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 02:54 PM) *

Yeah, that's good for crowd control but I found myself using Vision of Death the most. Can't beat instant kill biggrin.gif

Oh, lol, edited my previous comment before you posted that!
mirocu
I almost see no point going beyond VoD tbh. Good against even bosses and not as heavy on the blood as Bedlam which IMHO has limited value. In a crowd I just VoD one and shoot the rest/bite them biggrin.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 02:59 PM) *

I almost see no point going beyond VoD tbh. Good against even bosses and not as heavy on the blood as Bedlam which IMHO has limited value. In a crowd I just VoD one and shoot the rest/bite them biggrin.gif

Lol, Khajiit likes watching a room full of baddies turn on each other, what can he say?
mirocu
Sure! It's not bad, I'm just too cheap using up five blood for it rollinglaugh.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 03:09 PM) *

Sure! It's not bad, I'm just too cheap using up five blood for it rollinglaugh.gif

Bah, just get some extra blood packs and you’re good to go! Ooh! We also got the Odious Chalice from Pisha today!
mirocu
I just did her stuff first time because I didn't know better. Ended up killing her at the end of the quest though because I found her so repulsive. I also found the chalice quite icky.


Yeah, I'd make a bad vampire rollinglaugh.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 03:16 PM) *

I just did her stuff first time because I didn't know better. Ended up killing her at the end of the quest though because I found her so repulsive. I also found the chalice quite icky.


Yeah, I'd make a bad vampire rollinglaugh.gif

Lol, she is pretty gross!
mirocu
She was worse than even Andre I think. Or not. Hard to pick. I did like going through the hotel in the later stage though, wiping out the Sabbat.

My absolute favourite area was Chinatown. I LOVED IT when I got there for the first time. Reminded me of Deus Ex.
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 25 2019, 03:23 PM) *

She was worse than even Andre I think. Or not. Hard to pick. I did like going through the hotel in the later stage though, wiping out the Sabbat.

My absolute favourite area was Chinatown. I LOVED IT when I got there for the first time. Reminded me of Deus Ex.

Andre was loathsome. Khajiit felt really good after ending him the first time. Other really gross characters include the Brotherhood of the 9th Circle leaders Jezzabell Locke, Brother Canker, and Bishop Vick (please excuse if any of these names are misspelled).
mirocu
I think it's Jezebel, not Jezzabell, and Kanker, not Canker. But other than that Khajiit was 100% correct wink.gif


They weren't so bad though. Well, maybe Kanker. His lair was gross too.


TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 12:08 PM) *

I think it's Jezebel, not Jezzabell, and Kanker, not Canker. But other than that Khajiit was 100% correct wink.gif


They weren't so bad though. Well, maybe Kanker. His lair was gross too.

Lol, wasn’t Jezebell spreading the plague as an STD? Khajiit doesn’t think that it was ever explicitly stated, but it was heavily implied given her contact with the prostitute.
mirocu
Well, I think she lured them in and just bit them, being a vampire and all, and passed it on that way. I always just assumed that. Or maybe I'm just being naive wink.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 12:20 PM) *

Well, I think she lured them in and just bit them, being a vampire and all, and passed it on that way. I always just assumed that. Or maybe I'm just being naive wink.gif

Heh, maybe it was open to interpretation, and that’s just the way Khajiit’s mind went laugh.gif
mirocu
Well I'm not one to judge rollinglaugh.gif


How did Khajiit like the hunter's house at the beach?
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 12:30 PM) *

Well I'm not one to judge rollinglaugh.gif


How did Khajiit like the hunter's house at the beach?

Refresh Khajiit’s memory. What quest was that?
mirocu
That's after you find the sarcophogus and Beckett has a chance to finally study it up in the Ventrue tower. You get sent to go after Bach to the hunter's monestary by the beach where you also find the Norwegian scholar.
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 12:37 PM) *

That's after you find the sarcophogus and Beckett has a chance to finally study it up in the Ventrue tower. You get sent to go after Bach to the hunter's monestary by the beach where you also find the Norwegian scholar.

Ah yes. Khajiit remembers now. Honestly, it’s been so long since this one went through there that he doesn’t remember much about it sad.gif
mirocu
Well, I hope that one keeps posting pics of any progress biggrin.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 02:44 PM) *

Well, I hope that one keeps posting pics of any progress biggrin.gif

Khajiit spent today’s session wrapping up some things in Hollywood. Got a nice shot inside Vesuvius! hubbahubba.gif
mirocu
Ooh! However I think pics from that place is rated M and thus not for Chorrol laugh.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 02:50 PM) *

Ooh! However I think pics from that place is rated M and thus not for Chorrol laugh.gif

Hmmm, there’s no outright nudity or anything so it should be fine, yeah?
mirocu
There isn't, but connotations, skimpy bikinis... I don't know. Better play it safe tongue.gif
TheCheshireKhajiit
QUOTE(mirocu @ Mar 26 2019, 02:56 PM) *

There isn't, but connotations, skimpy bikinis... I don't know. Better play it safe tongue.gif

Maybe if Khajiit puts a “suggestive themes” tag on it?
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