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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2019, 02:50:30 PM »
I haven't yet watched it but how you wrote that down seems like you can use dead bats as throwable rocks :razz:

Or baseball bats ?

Just Murciélagos though... no wooden clubs involved.

Throwning lamborghinis? Ok, thin bloods needed something to show they aren't all that weak, but this is too much XD
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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2019, 05:07:48 AM »
Throwning lamborghinis? Ok, thin bloods needed something to show they aren't all that weak, but this is too much XD

Nobody will want to be any clan after seeing what Thin-Bloods are capable of !

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2019, 12:22:15 PM »
A new interview with Florian Schwarzer:
https://worldofdarkness.news/Home/ArtMID/384/userid/1/ArticleID/67/EXCLUSIVE-Florian-Schwarzer-Bloodlines-2-Interview-for-WoD-News

Not fully convinced about his reason for a "first person view only" design, but at least it's confirmed we have some third person !

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2019, 04:06:28 PM »
A new interview with Florian Schwarzer:
https://worldofdarkness.news/Home/ArtMID/384/userid/1/ArticleID/67/EXCLUSIVE-Florian-Schwarzer-Bloodlines-2-Interview-for-WoD-News

Not fully convinced about his reason for a "first person view only" design, but at least it's confirmed we have some third person !

Considering the games they reportedly draw inspiration from the most gameplay-wise (namely System Shock and the original Deus Ex, among others) the emphasis on first person perspective actually makes a whole lot of sense. CDPR and their "maximizing the immersion for the player" argument they brought up in that glorious 48 min Cyberpunk 2077 gamescom gameplay demo might have helped to tip the scales in favour of Hardsuit Labs committing to first person perspective in Bloodlines 2 too. If that part where V, the protagonist in Cyberpunk 2077 gets her cybernetic eye swapped for a better one doesn't win one over then I guess nothing will.

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2019, 07:39:51 PM »
Considering the games they reportedly draw inspiration from the most gameplay-wise (namely System Shock and the original Deus Ex, among others) the emphasis on first person perspective actually makes a whole lot of sense. CDPR and their "maximizing the immersion for the player" argument they brought up in that glorious 48 min Cyberpunk 2077 gamescom gameplay demo might have helped to tip the scales in favour of Hardsuit Labs committing to first person perspective in Bloodlines 2 too. If that part where V, the protagonist in Cyberpunk 2077 gets her cybernetic eye swapped for a better one doesn't win one over then I guess nothing will.

Bloodlines 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 in the same sentence ? Oooooohhhh yeeeessssss ^^ !

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2019, 08:50:08 PM »
Honestly I prefer a 1st person only gameplay, open to the implementation of the 3rd one through modding, than having both but bugged. Or being closed to modding "tighter than a nun's arse" (cit.)
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2019, 05:21:20 AM »
From the interview Wesp posted a link to: "Similarly, as a P&P player, I adore V5’s hunger mechanic: It helps me inform my roleplaying. In Bloodlines 2, its randomization would be quite frustrating. That’s why our designers opted to stick with blood points."

HA! I called it! I doubted they would do that 50% chance crap in an action RPG since it would just be a massive source of save-scumming encouragement that wouldn't allow for planned usage of disciplines in combat.

Also, the same interview mentions that Willpower will be a stat. That's interesting because in the pen and paper, it typically serves two purposes: helping with humanity rolls (which I doubt this will have), and letting you reroll failed dice rolls (up to three non-hunger dice in a roll of your dice), costing you the point until you've rested again at which point some recover, and you can also take aggravated willpower damage in the pen and paper if you exceed your max willpower points such as when trying to resist frenzy and maintain control of yourself, and those take longer to recover.

In any case, I'm unsure what they'll use willpower for here since almost all of the above things except frenzy checks aren't very action RPG-friendly...and humanity is a stat which would work just fine on its own for those checks. My GUESS as to what they'll use it for, though...would be for resistance against Hunter abilities and other Kindred abilities such as resisting temporary stat losses from enemies using Presence, various Hunter Numina, Edges, or whatever they're calling their abilities in the rule books these days. Anywho...eager to learn more.
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2019, 07:11:12 AM »
The trailer of this game isn't ashamed to show save scumming even being all cinematics:


https://youtube.com/watch?v=lUoXrNT8M_M

Furthermore they also released an even more bladant edit of the video


https://youtube.com/watch?v=QDG4_ljP9-s

They didn't removed in game saving in favor of chech point crap.
They don't give you bullshit excuses.
Simply, they have embraced it (in the common non-vampiric sense) <3
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2019, 11:24:20 PM »
Anyway, back on topic with a really interesting link and yet back offtopic since is about troika's planned sequel:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/troika-werewolf-game
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2019, 02:07:57 AM »
Anyway, back on topic with a really interesting link and yet back offtopic since is about troika's planned sequel:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/troika-werewolf-game

Oh lord... didn't realize how bad I want this now.

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2019, 02:31:26 PM »
I found this article:
https://thebreakingnewsheadlines.com/blog/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2s-first-full-blood-clan-is-the-brujah/

even the font, not sure is for real, because in bloodlines2 portal second clan circle still display "coming soon"

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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2019, 02:42:27 PM »
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Links
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2019, 03:37:05 PM »
Interesting, it seems you keep your thin blood discipline and get only two others...