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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #345 on: May 31, 2019, 11:18:03 PM »
And I only have any experience with maybe six of those characters Grey DeLisle voiced. Azula, Nova, the doctor from Far Cry: Blood Dragon (I think?), Catwoman from Arkham City, Daphne, and...is that Meryl from Metal Gear Solid to the right of Daphne? If not, then I have only experienced five of her voiced roles.

Didn't you play the first 3 Mass Effect games as well?  She voiced Nassana Dantius in the first two games (as well as other voices) and Kahlee Sanders in part 3 (as well as other voices).

Without Googling her, was Nassana the crimelord lady? As for Kahlee...I don't remember anyone by that name. To be fair, though, I only played ME3 once because the ending devastated me so badly that I salted the Earth where I played it and looked away forever. All others who laid eyes upon that tainted spot turned to pillars of salt.

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« Reply #346 on: May 31, 2019, 11:35:49 PM »
Haven't they also said that there will be ways to see our characters?  I know that it some games, there is a "Vanity Camera" where you are able to push a certain key and then the camera pulls away from first person and focuses on your PC lets you gaze at the beauty of your character and even move around and see them from all sides and angles and take screen shots.  And maybe mirrors will actually mean something in this game, as far as I know only the Lasombra do not cast reflections like in the old stories and movies.

Perhaps, but I know of other games that had some great camera mods that took a lot of work to create, so hopefully it can be done here if need be. 

Without Googling her, was Nassana the crimelord lady? As for Kahlee...I don't remember anyone by that name. To be fair, though, I only played ME3 once because the ending devastated me so badly that I salted the Earth where I played it and looked away forever. All others who laid eyes upon that tainted spot turned to pillars of salt.

Nassana was the Asari Diplomat who wanted you to find her sister, though it turned out what she really wanted you to do was kill her sister in part 1.  She was also the Asari business tyrant that Thane was going after to assassinate when you meet him for the first time in part 2.  Kahlee Sanders is the woman who ran the school for special, talented students such as biotics and savants in part 3, the Grissom Academy and she was basically Admiral Anderson's girlfriend.  You meet her when you go to the Academy to save the students from being abducted by Cerberus.  You also run into Jack there if she survived part 2 and you run into David Archer if you did the Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC and rescue him from being a human/AI Hybrid at the hands of his brother and then send him to the Academy for a better life.

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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #347 on: June 01, 2019, 12:08:57 AM »
Haven't they also said that there will be ways to see our characters?  I know that it some games, there is a "Vanity Camera" where you are able to push a certain key and then the camera pulls away from first person and focuses on your PC lets you gaze at the beauty of your character and even move around and see them from all sides and angles and take screen shots.  And maybe mirrors will actually mean something in this game, as far as I know only the Lasombra do not cast reflections like in the old stories and movies.

Perhaps, but I know of other games that had some great camera mods that took a lot of work to create, so hopefully it can be done here if need be. 

Without Googling her, was Nassana the crimelord lady? As for Kahlee...I don't remember anyone by that name. To be fair, though, I only played ME3 once because the ending devastated me so badly that I salted the Earth where I played it and looked away forever. All others who laid eyes upon that tainted spot turned to pillars of salt.

Nassana was the Asari Diplomat who wanted you to find her sister, though it turned out what she really wanted you to do was kill her sister in part 1.  She was also the Asari business tyrant that Thane was going after to assassinate when you meet him for the first time in part 2.  Kahlee Sanders is the woman who ran the school for special, talented students such as biotics and savants in part 3, the Grissom Academy and she was basically Admiral Anderson's girlfriend.  You meet her when you go to the Academy to save the students from being abducted by Cerberus.  You also run into Jack there if she survived part 2 and you run into David Archer if you did the Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC and rescue him from being a human/AI Hybrid at the hands of his brother and then send him to the Academy for a better life.

Nissana


Kahlee


Wow, I do not remember ANY of those characters pictured, lol. I guess everyone can't enthrall me like EDI and Tali.
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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #348 on: June 01, 2019, 12:20:18 AM »
One thing that surprised me about the Malkavian revelation was no obfuscate.

What does that really mean though ? No stealth missions ? I hope not.

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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #349 on: June 01, 2019, 12:46:04 AM »
One thing that surprised me about the Malkavian revelation was no obfuscate.

What does that really mean though ? No stealth missions ? I hope not.
Simple. Obfuscate is of course the Nosferatu Signature Discipline and comes back for the Nosferatu Clan DLC.
But it doesn´t mean no Stealth which some people like you fear.
We still have the Thinblood Discipline of Nebulation. ;)
Mist Stroud seems like a weaker version of Obfuscate.

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« Reply #350 on: June 01, 2019, 01:06:32 AM »
We still have the Thinblood Discipline of Nebulation. ;)

Hmmmmm, don't wanna have to choose between chiropteran and nebulation. Oh well.

I really do hope we get Nosferatu at some point. Though like wesp says, how would the whole thing work with first person ?

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« Reply #351 on: June 01, 2019, 01:43:01 AM »
We still have the Thinblood Discipline of Nebulation. ;)

Hmmmmm, don't wanna have to choose between chiropteran and nebulation. Oh well.

I really do hope we get Nosferatu at some point. Though like wesp says, how would the whole thing work with first person ?

Since you're wanting to play as Toreador, I would wait until we know more about what they decide to do with the weapon degradation/gun throw-away stuff, and what Celerity allows us to do. What do I mean? Well...

A) If the game plays like Bloodlines 1 in so far as guns items only drop on enemy death, then you will want Mentalism to steal guns.

B) If the game plays UNlike Bloodlines 1 in so far as you can STEAL guns from living enemies with a high enough Celerity (because enemies are practically frozen in time), then you will want to skip Mentalism and pump Celerity, taking your pick between Chiropteran as a means of taking one enemy out of a fight and gliding for exploration purposes, or taking Nebulation to assist with stealth and insta-killing human enemies without wasting bullets.

C) Something else we can't foresee which might impact the decision as to which Thinblood power to take.

I really like the idea of stealing guns willy-nilly with Mentalism. It's tactically pretty badass, though I would hope for a lot of uses of the power during exploration to make it worth taking over the other two. It's my favorite as far as combat goes, but it's my least favorite as far as exploration goes, just based off of what we've heard so far...but perhaps that's the trade-off?

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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #352 on: June 01, 2019, 02:35:24 AM »
If the game plays UNlike Bloodlines 1 in so far as you can STEAL guns from living enemies with a high enough Celerity (because enemies are practically frozen in time), then you will want to skip Mentalism and pump Celerity, taking your pick between Chiropteran as a means of taking one enemy out of a fight and gliding for exploration purposes, or taking Nebulation to assist with stealth and insta-killing human enemies without wasting bullets.

I really don't know about this one. It sounds waaaaay too cool to actually happen, though I guess anything's possible !

I might be concerned about the possibilities for stealth as a toreador without nebulation though.

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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #353 on: June 01, 2019, 07:10:36 AM »
If the game plays UNlike Bloodlines 1 in so far as you can STEAL guns from living enemies with a high enough Celerity (because enemies are practically frozen in time), then you will want to skip Mentalism and pump Celerity, taking your pick between Chiropteran as a means of taking one enemy out of a fight and gliding for exploration purposes, or taking Nebulation to assist with stealth and insta-killing human enemies without wasting bullets.

I really don't know about this one. It sounds waaaaay too cool to actually happen, though I guess anything's possible !

I might be concerned about the possibilities for stealth as a toreador without nebulation though.

You can freeze time and steal guns in that shitty TimeShift game from almost 12 years ago, so they could put it in here. "We have the technology! :D"
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Re: Playable Clans
« Reply #354 on: June 04, 2019, 07:58:31 PM »
I think Ravnos would be great. Implemeting Chimestry could be difficult and painfull, given its wide variety, but I'd love to see it!
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« Reply #355 on: June 04, 2019, 10:45:39 PM »
I think Ravnos would be great. Implemeting Chimestry could be difficult and painfull, given its wide variety, but I'd love to see it!

Yeah, making people unable to see particular objects and making people see/sense ones that aren't there is kinda...niche. The only thing I can think of that would make it "worth it" would be if you can use Chimerstry in dialogs to fool people by making them think they see things that aren't there and vice versa...as well as letting the player make people unable to see your ranged and melee weapons, thus justifying being able to carry weapons that would draw stupid amounts of attention in public without actually drawing that attention because people don't actually see the weapons.

Then again, you might be able to do that with Obfuscate anyway, and like you said, it's hard to implement outside of something like tabletop.