V:TM - Bloodlines

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Rev. Layle, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    531
    Sep 12, 2008
    Let's go more in detail shall we.. :)

    Readme:
    "VTMB Companion Mod enhances Vampires the Masquerade Bloodlines by allowing
    players to recruit party members and traveling companions.
    Players will also gain the ability to possess their traveling companions, use
    companion abilities, place companions around their haven in an assortment of
    animated poses, tell companions to change outfits and embrace select human
    companions later in the game. Mod includes hundreds of new conversations crafted
    from the original game's audio and adds support for separately installable
    companion outfit packs."


    Sounds very interesting, I'm nearly finished with game and I was planning to replay it again anyway. Maybe I'll actually be able to make pure diplomat character now.
     
  2. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    damn, why did my 8800 ultra got toasted! :( damn it!
     
  3. Bulderbak

    Bulderbak First time out of the vault

    68
    May 1, 2007
    Sure, maybe a Baldur's Gate type romance will rise along the way, I mean:

    borderline porn, right?
     
  4. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    531
    Sep 12, 2008
    If that's the first that comes to your mind then fine, however it's not what I meant as interesting, I don't give a shit about animated poses of companions placed around the haven. You can stop pretending that's all there is to this mod now.

    I wonder how balanced it is though.
     
  5. Misteryo

    Misteryo Still Mildly Glowing

    258
    Feb 15, 2007
    Not porn. The posing is getting to choose from all the actions and dispositions of npcs already in the game. The feature doesn't thrill me, though. It hits me a lot like the excessive facial and hair and clothing choices offered by newer games. Go play with dolls if that stuff is what you like.

    However, having companions in VTMB is a big fun change. And siring your own vampire followers? It took four years, but somebody managed to create a mod that allows you to do what you'd assume you could do in any game where you play a vampire.

    misteryo
     
  6. Bulderbak

    Bulderbak First time out of the vault

    68
    May 1, 2007
    I see now, thanks. Jeez, I really thought it is about porn, literally.
    I was joking, relax.

    I don't know how this sounds to you but I can't take it too seriously. For me it is catastrophically hilarious. It makes me think of a tamagotchi with better graphics. What's with the craving for "companions" anyway? Vampires dying of loneliness? Not having someone to whisper you a kind word in those cold nights of world of darkness is getting at you? Not to mention how well it fits the story: "Hey, look, it's that new vampire guy who awoke into this nightmare! I heard his haven is so awesome with those guys placed around his kitchen and he goes to the clubs everynight with his companions. He's so cool!"
    Companions ftw!
     
  7. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Don't see much point to companions when the game is piss-easy as it is. Plus, I always viewed Bloodlines as a solo experience, much like Fallout. I think companions would greatly detract from the one-man-against-world feel, not to mention that the Sewers and Ocean House wouldn't be half as creepy with someone to watch your back.

    Still, from technical standpoint, adding such a major feature into Bloodlines is a damn impressive feat and this mod at the very least deserves to be thoroughly studied.
     
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    weaksauce...

    siring is way out of your league and would make you instantly the enemy of like 60% of the vampires in the game? :roll:
    and yes, the whole point is to make you feel lonely and lost... a lot of passages would simply suck if you weren't alone...

    no, Diablerie (or whatever the act of gaining vampire's powers by sucking them dry) would be more suited... it's frowned upon by other vamps, but it can't hurt if they don't know. :)

    it might explain why you become so powerful over such a short period of time.
     
  9. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Does anyone else really, really, really, really hate the music that plays in the nightclub (Asylum I think it's called)?

    I can't stand it, it's so horrible.
    So horrible.

    And it plays every time you go in there, I don't know who made the song or what it's called, but it's terrible and disgusting and annihilates my essence and will to live.
     
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    This one?
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roZJWKlRVXI[/youtube]
     
  11. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Yes, that one, it's whiny and you can't escape it, especially considering the time you have to spend in the nightclub speaking to NPCs.
     
  12. Soviet Travolta

    Soviet Travolta First time out of the vault

    41
    Dec 26, 2008
    On the other hand, the way you describe it, it fits the setting properly. :)

    I had a similar problem with the song they play in the Anarch bar (i think it's Ministry), which was a real pain in the ear, while the conversations with npcs there were some of the best i experienced in the game. It was a real challenge to remain concentrated and interested with someone strangling a cat in your back.
     
  13. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    the music coupled to the dancing moves made me "WTF!" the first playthrough.

    but the text is very fitting for that place... very fitting indeed.

    and in the end it grew on me.
     
  14. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    You guys suck at Music, I love the soundtrack. Then again I do go to goth clubs once in a while.
     
  15. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    So, just FYI, I got Bloodlines and Torment. Managed to get them both for just under $45 although I had to settle for a downloaded version of VtMB (looking on Amazon the cheapest new boxed version was $90 :shock: ). I'm sure with our currency being devalued it will seem like a good investment in a year or two. :mrgreen:

    For my first VtMB playthrough I chose the "answer questions" route for my character, and ended up with a Nosferatu. Unfortunately the game doesn't explain why my character went to bed with a female Nosferatu. I suspect very thick beer-goggles or very low standards.
     
  16. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

    89
    Nov 2, 2009
    Ahh, interesting. Not to discourage you from staying with what the game said would best suit you, but from what I recall, Nosferatu were one of the more difficult clans to play because you aren't allowed to be seen in public.

    It should definitely make for some good stealthy play, but it might cut back your exploration and interaction a lot.

    Same goes for Malkavian... they're odd folks and all of their dialogues are pretty out there (like Fallout's dumb-speak, except replace dumb with crazy). I generally thought both Nosferatu and Malkavians to be good for re-plays.

    In any case, you should enjoy the game very much. Have fun! And don't forget to patch it up! There are a ton of unofficial patches out there which fix a lotttt of things and make for a better overall experience (though I played through vanilla first because I like to experience a game out-of-the-package before I mess with it. I ran into no problems).
     
  17. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    399
    Oct 8, 2008
    I haven't tried Nosferatu yet, because from what i can understand i would miss most of the dialogue and play most of the game crawling in sewers and airducts to remain unseen. Might be a compelling stealthy experience, though, but not for the first playthrough, not for me at least.

    The female Nosferatu used Dementation on him and made him think he was with a supermodel.

    Or even better, Unseen Force. He thought he was masturbating.
     
  18. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    531
    Sep 12, 2008
    UniversalWolf, I say you should better create a new character in VTMB. Nosferatu are best left for replaying, as are Malkavian (mandatory replay) . Also, I wouldn't recommend "answering the questions" route, custom creating is way more fun (as in every other game).
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Well, so far my nosferatu (Count Troikula) is a blast. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of dialogue, but that's what the next playthrough is for. Besides, I'm getting a lot of nosferatu-specific dialogue. CT enjoys eating rats, long skulks through the sewers, and stealthy insta-kills.

    Obfuscate is a great discipline. Since I raised it to level 4 CT can run around invisible all the time.
     
  20. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    you can wander above ground as much as you like as long as your stealth skills are up to par.