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Join a living world, even though you cease to be. [V:TM Bloodlines]

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I want this game

    I need videogames that will take my mind completely off real life right now

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    will this game suck me into it's world and make me want to play for hours on end?

    about half an hour into the game i snuck into a beachside cabin, turned the lights out, waited for a guy to come turn the power back on and took him out from behind with a bat to the head

    then i snuck through the house and sucked all of the blood out of a wannabe gangster's body before going to town on his chump posse, leaving them all dead in the house and then walking out the front door and beating the watchman to death with the earlier-mentioned baseball bat for being a dick to me

    I used my vampire powers to convince a guy that he wanted to let me in, then began savagely beating them to death as soon as I got inside

    diff'rent strokes

    I did that, then convinced the gangster to let me pay through 'other methods', then walked out without a scratch.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I still have no clue where the money is, though

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  • WhiteZinfandelWhiteZinfandel Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    will this game suck me into it's world and make me want to play for hours on end?

    about half an hour into the game i snuck into a beachside cabin, turned the lights out, waited for a guy to come turn the power back on and took him out from behind with a bat to the head

    then i snuck through the house and sucked all of the blood out of a wannabe gangster's body before going to town on his chump posse, leaving them all dead in the house and then walking out the front door and beating the watchman to death with the earlier-mentioned baseball bat for being a dick to me

    I used my vampire powers to convince a guy that he wanted to let me in, then began savagely beating them to death as soon as I got inside

    diff'rent strokes

    I did that, then convinced the gangster to let me pay through 'other methods', then walked out without a scratch.

    I seduced the doorman so he'd let me in. Then the dealer. When we were alone, I sucked him dry, picked up the astrolite, and walked out the front door smooth as you please. To Shank, the money is one room away from the dealer, inside a cranny you get to through a grate.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I still have no clue where the money is, though

    in a vent next to the washing machine

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i am playing with the fan patch and have enjoyed a lot of the changes

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    6.2 has the same drawbacks as those large overarching Fallout 3 patches. Lots of stuff where you say "oh man, that's a great idea" and lots of stuff where you frown, thinking "fuck that, I'm playing this game for fun, not for super crazy nowhere realism"

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    J3p wrote: »
    you want someone to go through the hundred strong list of changes and point out for you which ones are stupid?

    Well I was just wondering if anyone had played using the Community Patch and what they thought was the most unnecessary changes or such forth, I guess? I don't know anymore.

    It's stuff like changing quest reward, changing weapon damage, changing xp, changing when you get the best weapon so it's much earlier. It's a mod, it's not a patch, and I'm not a believer in starting out with a game by playing a mod.

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    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    with the mod you will get almost exactly the same whole experience

    the changes in it will be small and almost unnoticeable from playing the original game really

    your overall experience of the game

    will still be roughly equivalent to anothers

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    well, whatever. ultimately, it's like telling someone the right way to play RE5 with your friends.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    Honestly it's not as though if you play it with the fan patch the game is going to be shit, it's just that some (the minimum) of the changes are so stupid that as a fan of narrative coherence it drives me up the fucking wall. The guy who does those patches writes fanfiction about his wod characters, I guarantee you.

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I laugh every time I see the Troika logo at the beginning of the game.

    The dude is I guess supposed to be pulling the lever towards "Code". I laugh because he clearly got the level stuck at "Design"...

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    I read recently that when the game had been in production for 2 years Activision sent a dude to see what was up and they didn't even have a combat system or the Santa Monica hub operable. Not finished, even operable so you could fucking walk around it and look in all the buildings. I love this game, I love this game but that's incredibly unprofessional. Activision had to send a producer to look over their shoulder the entire time and basically force them to get it finished in something like six months. People bitch about executive meddling in games but honestly the game would never have come out at all. No wonder Troika couldn't get publishers.

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I read recently that when the game had been in production for 2 years Activision sent a dude to see what was up and they didn't even have a combat system or the Santa Monica hub operable. Not finished, even operable so you could fucking walk around it and look in all the buildings. I love this game, I love this game but that's incredibly unprofessional. Activision had to send a producer to look over their shoulder the entire time and basically force them to get it finished in something like six months. People bitch about executive meddling in games but honestly the game would never have come out at all. No wonder Troika couldn't get publishers.

    Most people don't realize that for many studios, having a guy saying 'stop spending money and finish your damn game' is a good thing. It means that the end product actually comes out in at least the appropriate decade and it forces the dev team to eventually decide what they're planning for every major system. Otherwise, I know a lot of people who would just keep iterating and throwing out prototypes for major systems because it wasn't perfect.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I guess Duke Nukem Forever was a case of just not enough oversight

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    J3p wrote: »
    I guess Duke Nukem Forever was a case of just not enough oversight

    none

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    J3p wrote: »
    I guess Duke Nukem Forever was a case of just not enough oversight

    I hear it's going to come out on the Phantom.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    I don't think there's many artists of any kind who work at their best with absolutely nothing pushing them to succeed.

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    in the graveyard in hollywood what is like the best strategy i can not seem to keep these zombies from escaping

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  • Jolly-ollyJolly-olly Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kovak wrote: »
    in the graveyard in hollywood what is like the best strategy i can not seem to keep these zombies from escaping
    you HAVE to be selective with which zombies you kill. just make sure a certain radius around one door clear, and then switch back to the other. dont use the rifle unless youre a firearms specialist. the fireaxe and blood buff are your friend. In fact, i think i used the smaller, katana-like sword because my base melee skill wasnt that high, and it didnt take as much to use as the axe.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    My advice to you would just be to skip that mission.

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kovak wrote: »
    in the graveyard in hollywood what is like the best strategy i can not seem to keep these zombies from escaping

    I ended up using Celerity (I think that's the speed one) and just running back and forth with melee weapons, hacking zombies into pieces.

    As soon as I tried it with a clan that didn't have Celerity, I couldn't manage it. Probably because I suck, but eh.

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    its ok guys i have a knockoff katana

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2009
    If you don't have celerity don't even try

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    ill come back when i have mass suicide

    Kovak on
  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i did it with a fireaxe on my malkavian 8-)

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  • EnnsEnns Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So I'm looking for some Bill asshole in Downtown but the motherfucker ceases to exist. It's really annoying me. This is for the More Fun With Pestilence quest.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Enns wrote: »
    So I'm looking for some Bill asshole in Downtown but the motherfucker ceases to exist. It's really annoying me. This is for the More Fun With Pestilence quest.
    alley across from the bar where the anarchs hang out

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  • EnnsEnns Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Enns wrote: »
    So I'm looking for some Bill asshole in Downtown but the motherfucker ceases to exist. It's really annoying me. This is for the More Fun With Pestilence quest.
    alley across from the bar where the anarchs hang out
    Yeah I checked over there but no one has a speech option. I'm gonna go check again.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Enns wrote: »
    Enns wrote: »
    So I'm looking for some Bill asshole in Downtown but the motherfucker ceases to exist. It's really annoying me. This is for the More Fun With Pestilence quest.
    alley across from the bar where the anarchs hang out
    Yeah I checked over there but no one has a speech option. I'm gonna go check again.
    further back in the alley. like all the way back.

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  • EnnsEnns Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Enns wrote: »
    Enns wrote: »
    So I'm looking for some Bill asshole in Downtown but the motherfucker ceases to exist. It's really annoying me. This is for the More Fun With Pestilence quest.
    alley across from the bar where the anarchs hang out
    Yeah I checked over there but no one has a speech option. I'm gonna go check again.
    further back in the alley. like all the way back.
    Yeah I'm dumb. Didn't notice the opening in the fence there. At least there are so many other quests to do also that I wasn't just stopped in my tracks for gameplay.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    vsove wrote: »
    I read recently that when the game had been in production for 2 years Activision sent a dude to see what was up and they didn't even have a combat system or the Santa Monica hub operable. Not finished, even operable so you could fucking walk around it and look in all the buildings. I love this game, I love this game but that's incredibly unprofessional. Activision had to send a producer to look over their shoulder the entire time and basically force them to get it finished in something like six months. People bitch about executive meddling in games but honestly the game would never have come out at all. No wonder Troika couldn't get publishers.

    Most people don't realize that for many studios, having a guy saying 'stop spending money and finish your damn game' is a good thing. It means that the end product actually comes out in at least the appropriate decade and it forces the dev team to eventually decide what they're planning for every major system. Otherwise, I know a lot of people who would just keep iterating and throwing out prototypes for major systems because it wasn't perfect.

    CoughBLIZZARDCough

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    I read recently that when the game had been in production for 2 years Activision sent a dude to see what was up and they didn't even have a combat system or the Santa Monica hub operable. Not finished, even operable so you could fucking walk around it and look in all the buildings. I love this game, I love this game but that's incredibly unprofessional. Activision had to send a producer to look over their shoulder the entire time and basically force them to get it finished in something like six months. People bitch about executive meddling in games but honestly the game would never have come out at all. No wonder Troika couldn't get publishers.

    Most people don't realize that for many studios, having a guy saying 'stop spending money and finish your damn game' is a good thing. It means that the end product actually comes out in at least the appropriate decade and it forces the dev team to eventually decide what they're planning for every major system. Otherwise, I know a lot of people who would just keep iterating and throwing out prototypes for major systems because it wasn't perfect.

    CoughBLIZZARDCough

    uh

    what

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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That wasn't any better than your unedited post, Goatmon.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    I read recently that when the game had been in production for 2 years Activision sent a dude to see what was up and they didn't even have a combat system or the Santa Monica hub operable. Not finished, even operable so you could fucking walk around it and look in all the buildings. I love this game, I love this game but that's incredibly unprofessional. Activision had to send a producer to look over their shoulder the entire time and basically force them to get it finished in something like six months. People bitch about executive meddling in games but honestly the game would never have come out at all. No wonder Troika couldn't get publishers.

    Most people don't realize that for many studios, having a guy saying 'stop spending money and finish your damn game' is a good thing. It means that the end product actually comes out in at least the appropriate decade and it forces the dev team to eventually decide what they're planning for every major system. Otherwise, I know a lot of people who would just keep iterating and throwing out prototypes for major systems because it wasn't perfect.

    CoughBLIZZARDCough

    uh

    what

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starcraft_Ghost

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    yeah blizzard is known for their rushed and unpolished products

    .........

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Well, in the case of Ghost, it was exactly as vsove described, yes.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    that one game was, yes

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yes, that would be why I linked that one game when people did not realize I was referencing it.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    one game

    out of what

    seven? eight?

    yeah, god, blizzard has such an awful track record

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