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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    yeah

    just make sure to change the install directory to c/program files/steam/steamapps/common/vampire or whatever yours is

    Koshian on
  • moocowmoocow Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    sarukun wrote: »
    Yeah, definitely fuck the sewers. Shit took forever.

    Now imagine having to punch those abortion monsters to death instead of shooting them like a big veejayjay.

    moocow on
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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2009
    you realise you can just

    run past them right

    Tube on
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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    so the clans in this game

    there's a crazy fun one that I'm not supposed to play my first time
    ugly guys that are for very specific people
    spellcasters
    brutes
    gunslingers
    animal dudes??

    is that the gist of it

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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    tremere - spellcasters
    malkavian - crazy people
    brujah - brutes
    gangrel - animalish
    nosferatu - stealth
    toreador - uh pretty boys? i really don't know what they're great at
    ventrue - mental domination

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I always thought Toreador were supposed to be the smooth talking charismatic guys

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I always thought Toreador were supposed to be the smooth talking charismatic guys

    Those are the liberal arts majors.

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    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    even though everyone says not to play Malk your first time through I just might

    I just love crazy people so much

    either that or uh Ventrue because mental domination is raaad

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Toreador are basically the emo kids

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I always thought Toreador were supposed to be the smooth talking charismatic guys

    Those are the liberal arts majors.

    naw, they're the fine arts majors

    malkavians are the liberal arts majors

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    even though everyone says not to play Malk your first time through I just might

    I just love crazy people so much

    either that or uh Ventrue because mental domination is raaad

    I tried a Malkavian right off myself.

    I accidentally missed the tutorial because of the player speech options.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I always thought Toreador were supposed to be the smooth talking charismatic guys

    Those are the liberal arts majors.

    naw, they're the fine arts majors

    malkavians are the liberal arts majors

    I stand corrected.

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    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BYToady wrote: »
    even though everyone says not to play Malk your first time through I just might

    I just love crazy people so much

    either that or uh Ventrue because mental domination is raaad

    I tried a Malkavian right off myself.

    I accidentally missed the tutorial because of the player speech options.

    Yeah that's the problem playing Malk first

    You REALLY aren't gonna know what the fuck without a sound grounding

    really, the NPCs you're talking to will understand you better than you do

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    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Toreadors have celerity and something else, which is almost game-breaking in its easiness later on in the game

    Also, they can rock with guns as a result

    They're actually pretty easy to play and are a good choice first-time as they can go everywhere, looking pretty much human, and have lots of humanity plus if you have a lot in charisma (which you should) a lot of great, new dialogue options are opened up to you

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Beckett is awesome.


    And Toreador? Think Anne Rice types. That's Toreador.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I am not sure I'm gonna play through this more than once

    Should I seriously, absolutely not play Malkavians the first time, or is it more of a "if you're new to RPGs and don't wanna get killed, don't play these guys" things

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It's a 'you won't have a fucking clue what's going on' thing

    You'll certainly be able to play the game without getting killed

    But you'll find it difficult to know what dialogue option to choose, and you won't get the full benefit of the dialogue, either

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If this game didn't have the combat-only plot-centric missions, it'd probably be my favorite game of all time.

    As is, it's like 90% awesome, 10% "Augh, what the fuck, fuck this shit"

    Poorochondriac on
  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    It's a 'you won't have a fucking clue what's going on' thing

    You'll certainly be able to play the game without getting killed

    But you'll find it difficult to know what dialogue option to choose, and you won't get the full benefit of the dialogue, either

    Yep, people say play them second because once you've been through the dialogue once, the Malkavian stuff starts to make a twisted sense, filled with foreshadowing and other stuff that's just plain confusing if you haven't seen more normal dialogue first

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    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    It's a 'you won't have a fucking clue what's going on' thing

    You'll certainly be able to play the game without getting killed

    But you'll find it difficult to know what dialogue option to choose, and you won't get the full benefit of the dialogue, either

    so I really should go with a different clan the first time then

    argh blah

    well it's probably betweeeeeeen Gangrel and Tremere

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  • WhiteZinfandelWhiteZinfandel Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    As someone that has thoroughly explored the game, I would recommend the Ventrue for a first-timer. They have fortitude for survivability, presence to weaken the enemy and make them easier to kill, and dominate for various social situations and stealth missions. Plus they're classy as fuck and have a slightly easier time dealing with the authorities.

    Between Gangrel and Tremere, I'd say go with Tremere. The stealth missions are an incredible pain in the ass when you don't have obfuscate/dominate/celerity.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    yeah, I was just looking at Ventrue. It's not their ease which appeals to me; it's the fact that they have unique dialogue options. That thing is always a hook.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2009
    Almost every clan has unique dialogue options.

    Tube on
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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If this game didn't have the combat-only plot-centric missions, it'd probably be my favorite game of all time.

    As is, it's like 90% awesome, 10% "Augh, what the fuck, fuck this shit"

    Actually, I can also apply this exact same criticism to Troika's other big game, Arcanum.

    "Here's an introduction to the world, where you're thrust into the middle of a situation you barely understand. Mystery! Danger! It's awesome! Now, here's a city where you see all the different factions and forces, witnessing how they interact with each other and how their ideologies conflict. And it's awesome! Then we show you each and every faction and element in depth, individually, and it's not nearly as interesting as when everything was mingled together and you had genuine choice. And now here's a section where all you can possibly do is fight your way out, even though we tricked you into thinking you could talk and sneak your way through anything. And now here's a game-crippling bug that will also fuck your saves."

    Don't get me wrong, I fucking love both games. But it's frustrating how much squandered potential they both had.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This game sure can make your blood boil sometimes.

    J3p on
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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, the bugs can get a little long in the tooth

    Fallout on
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Hmm, I need a game cube memory card.

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Almost every clan has unique dialogue options.

    agh that complicates things

    barf argh

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  • scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm a bit confused on how the Gangrels' clan bonus is supposed to work... You get more powerful when you frenzy, but isn't the point to not go into frenzy? Seems kind of lame.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Is that a catch-22?

    J3p on
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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2009
    "the point" isn't not to go into frenzy. It can be good or bad depending on the situation. In this case since the situation is "you become and unstoppable killing machine" it's not so bad.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    the thing that kinda turns me off of the Ventrue is I get the sense that they're the all-around skilled, relatively easy class that is meant for beginners, and I never really like to play those guys.

    am I just being a crazy person

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  • ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    that feeding restriction shouldn't be anything to sneeze at

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  • StarcrossStarcross Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    the thing that kinda turns me off of the Ventrue is I get the sense that they're the all-around skilled, relatively easy class that is meant for beginners, and I never really like to play those guys.

    am I just being a crazy person

    No, the ventrue are just meant to be the posh vampires. Their weakness is that drinking blood from a poor person disgusts them so much that they vomit.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2009
    that weakness is going to fuck your mouth in at least one part of the game

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Zoel wrote: »
    that feeding restriction shouldn't be anything to sneeze at

    fair enough

    I mostly meant in regards to their skills - they seem pretty geared to become good at ranged stuff or melee stuff or magic stuff, but not as good as other clans at each

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  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ledneh wrote: »
    BYToady wrote: »
    even though everyone says not to play Malk your first time through I just might

    I just love crazy people so much

    either that or uh Ventrue because mental domination is raaad

    I tried a Malkavian right off myself.

    I accidentally missed the tutorial because of the player speech options.

    Yeah that's the problem playing Malk first

    You REALLY aren't gonna know what the fuck without a sound grounding

    really, the NPCs you're talking to will understand you better than you do

    Um, it's my first playthrough and I am a Malk, and it's really not hard to understand unless you failed high school english.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Eddy wrote: »
    Ledneh wrote: »
    BYToady wrote: »
    even though everyone says not to play Malk your first time through I just might

    I just love crazy people so much

    either that or uh Ventrue because mental domination is raaad

    I tried a Malkavian right off myself.

    I accidentally missed the tutorial because of the player speech options.

    Yeah that's the problem playing Malk first

    You REALLY aren't gonna know what the fuck without a sound grounding

    really, the NPCs you're talking to will understand you better than you do

    Um, it's my first playthrough and I am a Malk, and it's really not hard to understand unless you failed high school english.

    But what if he didn't pick the "needlessly prickish" trait when he rolled his character?

    Poorochondriac on
  • WhiteZinfandelWhiteZinfandel Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The Ventrue aren't really geared toward any particular path. They have no potence or protean for melee, no celerity or auspex for ranged, and a moderate "magic" discipline in Dominate. There are times and situations for all of those, but with Ventrue there are no places where you think to yourself "shit, sure wish I hadn't chosen Ventrue". Well, there's one place where that'll happen, but that's fewer than any of the other clans get.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The Ventrue aren't really geared toward any particular path. They have no potence or protean for melee, no celerity or auspex for ranged, and a moderate "magic" discipline in Dominate. There are times and situations for all of those, but with Ventrue there are no places where you think to yourself "shit, sure wish I hadn't chosen Ventrue". Well, there's one place where that'll happen, but that's fewer than any of the other clans get.

    There is not a single point in my game where I was bummed about picking Malk.

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