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Talyn82:
Hi, I am new here and I just completed Bloodlines for the first time last night, with the latest version of the unofficial patch basic version, and just wanted to share my thoughts.  First I want to say I never played the "World of Darkness" pen and paper rpg, so don't know how faithful bloodlines was/is.

In my first playthrough I decided to play as a Tremere because I like mages in rpg's.  The attributes I focused on were strength, dexterity, stamina and perception.  The skills I focused on early on were unarmed, dodge, ranged, security and sneak.  Disciplines Thaumaturgy, and Auspex.  Early on I focused on soaking damage, unarmed and Thaumaturgy.  As the story progressed I would invest in ranged, perception and auspex.  While periodically investing in security and sneak. 

My first playthrough was pretty easy going until I fought Ming Xiao and then the Sheriff.  My favorite characters are Jeanette and Therese, Jack, Nines, Damsel, LaCroix, Tung, Romero, Gary, Mitnick, pretty much all of the major npc's.  Though Jeanette and Therese's story was crazy.  Oh and I liked the two old Asian hitmen.  They were funny.  There were a few places I found somewhat scary like the Ocean House Hotel and the Warrens.

I got the Strauss ending where they put the sarcophagus in a secured location.  I was disappointed my character did not become Prince, but that did not take away from the experience.  I of course sided with the Camarilla and was always loyal and friendly towards LaCroix, though I would occasionally run to the Last Round and talk to Jack about what the Prince has me currently doing. 

I got both the Santa Monica haven which is mandatory and the much more upscale Tremere haven.  I enjoyed having Heather as my ghoul though I did not like her fate.  Next time I play I'll see if I can dismiss her early on.  For melee I used my fists (claws) and for ranged the two best weapons I used were the Colt Anaconda and Combat Shotgun.  I hardly used any of my bloodpacks early on until towards the end with Ming Xiao and the Sheriff.

I have a question?  Who was sending the unnamed emails?  Was it the cab driver?  Also I like Jack but was he playing me the whole time?  I mean the cabbie was a friend of his, and that cabbie took me all over L.A.  He knew where I went.  So was Jack keeping track of me for the Anarchs.  Oh yeah, just cause I sided with the Camarilla I preferred the Anarchs.  I just sided with the Camarilla cause I figured that's what a Tremere would do judging by what Strauss says.

In conclusion I enjoyed the game very much and don't know why I've put off playing it for so long.  Even though I was old enough to understand the game when it was released.

The only modern gaming conveniences I would have liked were more hotkeys, and an ability to lock on to the target when in melee.  Cause the melee fights were hectic especially against foes like the second plaguebearer who lived in the sewers.  He kept on getting behind my character.

P.S.  In a couple of days I plan on replaying the games either a Toreador or Ventrue.  Because as much fun as I had with Tremere.  My character was did not have high persuasion, and I usually like to persuade/intimidate out of potentially combat situations.   Most likely I'll go Toreador cause the Ventrue are picky on who they feed.  I eventually want to do a Malkavian playthrough cause I heard they are wild, but one must be really familiar with the story in order to appreciate it. 

Highwayman667:
Welcome kindred, glad you loved the game.

Enjoy playing a Toreador. It's my own personal favorite and it's one of the two clans with what I personally think it's the single best discipline: Celerity. Get ready to feel like Keanu Reeves and tear shit up in Los Angeles.

Wesp5:

--- Quote from: Talyn82 on December 12, 2019, 03:18:38 AM ---I was disappointed my character did not become Prince, but that did not take away from the experience.

--- End quote ---

I really liked that. The player is not the boss of everything in the end, contrary to games like Skyrim for example.


--- Quote ---I enjoyed having Heather as my ghoul though I did not like her fate.  Next time I play I'll see if I can dismiss her early on.

--- End quote ---

You should choose the plus patch then, because I added a way to change her fate without sending her away :)!


--- Quote ---Who was sending the unnamed emails?  Was it the cab driver?

--- End quote ---

Nobody really knows and this is probably intended. The Cabbie could be it, but I don't see him using a laptop...


--- Quote ---Also I like Jack but was he playing me the whole time?

--- End quote ---

Pretty much yes. You should side with the Anarchs the next time! You'll get some more background story then.


--- Quote ---Most likely I'll go Toreador cause the Ventrue are picky on who they feed.  I eventually want to do a Malkavian playthrough cause I heard they are wild, but one must be really familiar with the story in order to appreciate it.

--- End quote ---

As highwayman wrote, Toreador are great gunman persuader types and you are right, Malkavian is best for last.

Talyn82:

--- Quote from: Highwayman667 on December 12, 2019, 06:20:57 AM ---Welcome kindred, glad you loved the game.

Enjoy playing a Toreador. It's my own personal favorite and it's one of the two clans with what I personally think it's the single best discipline: Celerity. Get ready to feel like Keanu Reeves and tear shit up in Los Angeles.

--- End quote ---

Yeah for my first playthrough I was deciding between Toreador and Tremere.  I liked my Tremere, but he was not persuasive his intimidation score was 3, and that was enough to intimidate the script writer who works at the Luckee hotel in Hollywood.  But yeah next playthrough definitely Toreador.

I saw their character sheet earlier and all three disciplines sound good.  I'm really going to have to think on where to allocate points.

Talyn82:

--- Quote from: Wesp5 on December 12, 2019, 08:07:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: Talyn82 on December 12, 2019, 03:18:38 AM ---I was disappointed my character did not become Prince, but that did not take away from the experience.

--- End quote ---

I really liked that. The player is not the boss of everything in the end, contrary to games like Skyrim for example.


--- Quote ---I enjoyed having Heather as my ghoul though I did not like her fate.  Next time I play I'll see if I can dismiss her early on.

--- End quote ---

You should choose the plus patch then, because I added a way to change her fate without sending her away :)!


--- Quote ---Who was sending the unnamed emails?  Was it the cab driver?

--- End quote ---

Nobody really knows and this is probably intended. The Cabbie could be it, but I don't see him using a laptop...


--- Quote ---Also I like Jack but was he playing me the whole time?

--- End quote ---

Pretty much yes. You should side with the Anarchs the next time! You'll get some more background story then.


--- Quote ---Most likely I'll go Toreador cause the Ventrue are picky on who they feed.  I eventually want to do a Malkavian playthrough cause I heard they are wild, but one must be really familiar with the story in order to appreciate it.

--- End quote ---

As highwayman wrote, Toreador are great gunman persuader types and you are right, Malkavian is best for last.

--- End quote ---

Yeah now that you mention it becoming head of the Camarilla sounds like an Elder Scrolls type of thing.  But I wonder who became the new Prince?  Plus my Tremere is low in the vampire hierarchy.

I will try the Plus Patch after I play as a Toreador.  I will replay both Toreador and Tremere with the Plus Patch.  I like that you changed the outcome.  I felt bad for her.

Well the cabbie is mysterious and I find him intriguing.  But then again it could have been Strauss sending the emails.

Oh I like the Anarchs and definitely going to side with them.  I like Nines, Damsel, and Jack.  I was going to side with them initially but I thought a Tremere would be loyal to the Camarilla.  But last night I read up on the Tremere and their are different factions of them, and most are not aligned with the Camarilla. 

I'm definitely going to give the Toreador a try.  They were one of the two clans besides the Malkavians and Nosferatu I found interesting.  The other was Tremere. 

Also I recognize your name, you are the creator of the unofficial patch.  Thank you for all your years of hard work on making the game playable.  I have heard that the development studio was shut down before they could properly fix the many bugs.



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