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Re: Favorite Hub?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2020, 10:26:53 am »
Where can I find more cool stories about UP development?  :cool: I think it's scattered among numerous threads here...
Maybe, but a lot of course went on in emails between me and others. I'm almost contemplating making some videos about basic vs  plus patch to give some insight about the changes, but then I hear my German accent and don't do it ;).
As for other fascinating stories, the one about the Chateau Hotel is cool. There always were some models and textures connected to something called Chateau or shortened cm and I build a small section in the Malkavian Maze with those, when EntenSchreck stumbled about pictures of the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and we immediately recognized that this was it! Again I wrote Mitsoda about our find and he answered: "The Chateau was probably built for an earlier build, but was dropped as a location in the game before I came on board." So he didn't know anything and EntenSchreck recreated the outside for the Prelude mod and I created the inside, because I convinced him to use it in the Anarch ending of the plus patch. As with the library we used photos to get the atmosphere right!


That's a good one! In my opinion, using it for Anarch ending is just great, I mean the first time I played it my face literally turned into Tom Haverford grin  :smile:  It makes total sense to give the Nines flock some backing, and the rich mansion interiors merely suggest the Player knows zilch about machinations and connections of vampiric societies. It was done in a very tasteful manner, good to know there was an effort to recreate RL place. Love it!

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Re: Favorite Hub?
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2020, 11:52:50 am »
It makes total sense to give the Nines flock some backing, and the rich mansion interiors merely suggest the Player knows zilch about machinations and connections of vampiric societies.
I figured that Isaac Abrams would have access to a better place than his boulevard office and in the real Chateau Marmont a lot of actors lived (and even died). So it was a perfect fit! As for other restoration stories, the Malkavian Maze and the Sewer Shortcut were recreated after beta screenshots which are shown in the Extras folder "Restoration Doc" file, as was the street outside the museum entrance. I improvised the coffee shop and smoke shop maps myself because they had names on the bus maps. Last not least the Hallowbrook Atrium was build after the real Bradbury Building atrium after we recognized that the railing model pretty much defined how the layout should look. EntenSchreck build the rest from photographs.

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Re: Favorite Hub?
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2020, 09:41:26 am »
It makes total sense to give the Nines flock some backing, and the rich mansion interiors merely suggest the Player knows zilch about machinations and connections of vampiric societies.
I figured that Isaac Abrams would have access to a better place than his boulevard office and in the real Chateau Marmont a lot of actors lived (and even died). So it was a perfect fit! As for other restoration stories, the Malkavian Maze and the Sewer Shortcut were recreated after beta screenshots which are shown in the Extras folder "Restoration Doc" file, as was the street outside the museum entrance. I improvised the coffee shop and smoke shop maps myself because they had names on the bus maps. Last not least the Hallowbrook Atrium was build after the real Bradbury Building atrium after we recognized that the railing model pretty much defined how the layout should look. EntenSchreck build the rest from photographs.


That was a very good call with Abrams and his mansion, I think it fits the overall Hollywood-in-WOD vibe very well and like I said, it just confirms that Anarchs have much more going in their favor than we see at first. And it's true with other factions and key players imho - we only have vague ideas about this "underworld" as an up-and-coming vampire, only speaking to other Kindred for a week or two.


That street in front of Museum - did you put an astrologer there, or I misremembered?  :tongue:


Hallowbrook Atrium has been in the game for years now and I got so used to it! Is it also suggested in "Restoration Doc" file? Anyway, I always feel sorry the poor girl hanging on the wall, it's certainly a convincing Sabbat decor...
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Re: Favorite Hub?
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2020, 09:54:36 am »
That was a very good call with Abrams and his mansion, I think it fits the overall Hollywood-in-WOD vibe very well and like I said, it just confirms that Anarchs have much more going in their favor than we see at first.
I also thought that the Luckee Star isn't a good place to defend if anybody came looking for Nines. I can pretty much imagine that Troika planned something different but didn't have the time in the end. We did :)!

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That street in front of Museum - did you put an astrologeriner there, or I misremembered?  :tongue:
That was already visible in the beta video so I had to come up with an excuse why she is now on the pier.

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Hallowbrook Atrium has been in the game for years now and I got so used to it! Is it also suggested in "Restoration Doc" file?
No, because we had no screenshots for this. But the railing and elevator models looked very similar to the real Bradbury Building and the missing map number 1 and a trigger and the whole coming from the roof idea explained the rest!

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Re: Favorite Hub?
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2020, 06:39:02 am »
Hallowbrook with atrium and actual "down the roof" route feels more proper as a level than being thrown to basement off the bat.

I looked up and learnt Bradbury Building was shown extensively in numerous movies, maybe most notably in M (1951), Chinatown (1974) and Blade Runner (1982). Enough of a proof that its architectural elements - "bent" stairways, large court and elaborate ironwork - are suitable for climactic scenes in urban fantasy settings :) Glad you used it guys!

 

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