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Title: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on April 13, 2011, 05:31:45 am
Who is the officer who tried to smooth things over before everything went to hell in LA?

Hint: it ain't Chunk.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 05:44:14 am
I'm not clear on the question, I only remember to talking to the officer on the dane and chunk, and his brother (provided you kill him at the gallery noir, otherwise their is no brother) So I'm lost.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on April 13, 2011, 06:30:47 am
You're on the right track.  Keep looking.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 06:58:57 am
Specify "things going to hell" and "L.A.". Downtown? The whole game?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 13, 2011, 07:01:20 am
I'm kind of confused, too.  "Before everything went to hell in LA?"  Too vague.  To me, the point where everything goes to hell is Griffith Park.

The only time you talk to an 'officer' in LA is Chunk (or his brother).  Do you mean at the start of your assault on LaCroix?  That's Chunk.  I'm not counting the ones who tell you to "Freeze!", because that's not a conversation.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 07:11:31 am
_username has not specificed that it's a HUMAN officer, so I'm wondering if it can be an officer of the Camarilla, like the Tremere primogen Strauss or the Sheriff. I can't think of anybody who did much of anything to try and lessen the tense atmosphere. The premise of the storyline is that war is imminent, it just needs a spark to set it off.

There's also the police officer/security guard in the Santa Monica Medical Clinic with whom you have a very brief conversation.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 13, 2011, 07:15:45 am
Yes, and the cop you talk to in front of Gallery Noir after you slash the paintings.  But things aren't really 'going to hell' at that point, are they?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 07:17:19 am
*shrugs* It's an officer. Only other one I could think of. _username could be talking about the CDC guy from the Clan Quest Mod, but that's not vanilla material...
I've never spoken to any officer besides Chunk after slashing the paintings.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 07:27:24 am
Good, I'm not the only one confused....misery loves company, and so does confusion.  :vampsmile:
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 13, 2011, 07:29:41 am
After the gallery, you go back and let Therese tear you a new one for futzing her gallery.   :vampsmile:   Then if you go back to the gallery, there are cop cars out front.  You can talk to one, and ask what happened, and he talks to you a little bit.  It's nothing vital to the game, just a little local color.  They're gone after the warehouse.

_username, you need to throw us a bone here.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 07:33:06 am
While we're waiting...

What is the final date listed on the Kuei-Jin's computer in the Foxy Boxes warehouse? The one which says Santa Monica is ripe for the taking.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 13, 2011, 07:35:14 am
10/22/2004-2
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 13, 2011, 07:36:25 am
Funny thing though... the calendars you see in the game don't match 2004 (check out the ones in the Museum).
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 07:48:37 am
While we're still waiting...what was the name the Santa Monica Kue-Jin used?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 08:20:12 am
It's actually 10/24/04.

Did we ever get to learn his name? I don't think he ever provided a name, unless you mean "Virgil Crumb".
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 09:15:39 am
Yep, thats the one.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 09:26:24 am
Where did Officer Chunk used to work during his fantasy football days?

And the bonus: What type of animal does Officer Chunk want to alert him when folks come in?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 10:42:05 am
He wanted a chimp, like he saw in some chimp detective series or some such shit

Stationarium office supply outlet mall....could it be any more pathetic?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 10:44:14 am
What is the code to open the freezer door in the Santa Monica Medical Clinic, in the quest to rescue Lily?

And the bonus: What is the name of the doctor who Lily drains to death?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Ventrueloquist on April 13, 2011, 01:32:56 pm
1969 and Bill "There's one less Bill in the world now" Vandal says.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 02:09:01 pm
"Now I'll never get to do in that bastard myself..."
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Ventrueloquist on April 13, 2011, 03:16:05 pm
"Now I'll never get to do in that bastard myself..."

It's really fun to intimidate him to continue to sell blood to you, though Intimidate is not so useful in other areas.

Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 13, 2011, 05:07:52 pm
I like telling him a fucked up story about how some guy looked at me wrong and I stabbed him 21 times...that always gets him to sell to me. :cometome:
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 13, 2011, 09:46:04 pm
It's "Phil", actually, but it's hard to hear, so I'm going to give you half a point.

In the Mandarin's "experimental" training center in Chinatown, what is the name of the building it occupies?

And the bonus: What is his name for vampires? (It's found on a computer...)

And the OTHER bonus: What does he term the "test of faith" in the room with the barbed wire? ("Initiate ________.")

And the OTHER OTHER bonus: What deal does Gary Golden offer you as soon as you pick up the phone after rescuing Barrabus?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on April 14, 2011, 12:02:58 am
Now that I re-read the OP, it does sound pretty vague.  More specifically, who was the officer who tried to calm things down before the Dane Massacre?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 14, 2011, 12:15:01 am
Now that I re-read the OP, it does sound pretty vague.  More specifically, who was the officer who tried to calm things down before the Dane Massacre?

?? The massacre happens before we start the game -- the TV mentions finding the Elizabeth Dane drifting.  However, if you mean the cop at the beginning of the E. Dane mission, his name is Heinz.  "Heinz to Anderson... Check this out!  (blah, blah)"
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 14, 2011, 12:26:27 am
Ooooohhhh... Do you mean the captain or first mate or whatever onboard the ship? Or an officer mentioned on the news story that covered the Dane massacre?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 14, 2011, 12:47:33 am
The Mandarin is in the Fu Syndicate Building (although their warehouse, where you find Barabus, has the 'Globo-Wakazashi' logo high on the wall... maybe a holdover from early development? or the actual dummy corporation owned by the Kuei-jin?).

They are called 'Species X'.

"Initiate Van Helsing Experiment."

Are you talking about the "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?" thing?  He's not really offering you anything; that's a phone prank.  Unless you mean the deal to tell you about the Giovanni.  Or his empty promise at the end; "If you ever need any information, come around.  I'm always here... and everywhere..."  Which sucks, because you can never find him again.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 14, 2011, 05:25:26 am
He offers the deal in a different voice...
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 14, 2011, 06:00:57 am
It's "Phil", actually, but it's hard to hear, so I'm going to give you half a point.

In the Mandarin's "experimental" training center in Chinatown, what is the name of the building it occupies?

And the bonus: What is his name for vampires? (It's found on a computer...)

And the OTHER bonus: What does he term the "test of faith" in the room with the barbed wire? ("Initiate ________.")

And the OTHER OTHER bonus: What deal does Gary Golden offer you as soon as you pick up the phone after rescuing Barrabus?

1) YOU FAIL! Direct Quote from the Vandal.dlg file
"Why'd you have to go and let that bitch out? There's one less Bill in the world now."

2) one question at a time, don't get ahead of yourself :p
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 14, 2011, 06:13:17 am
This time, I actually went back and listened to his call again; and I still don't know what deal you're talking about.  We're talking about Wesp5's Unofficial Patch, right?  I've got the Plus patch loaded.  The only difference I can remember is that in the original conversation, Gary asks which piece of information you'd like first... the Giovanni Secret, or their location.  In this one, it's just a dialogue option for you to choose.   I am totally stumped.  One more thing to try...

Wait... I just listened to the vanilla sound files.  Are you talking about, "Are you interested in saving money on long distance calls?"  That wasn't used in the version I have, for some reason.  I think Wesp5 dug up some new sound files, or found a voice actor, or something.  Mine asks, "Do you have Prince Albert in the can?" 
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 14, 2011, 06:22:43 am
It's "Phil", actually, but it's hard to hear, so I'm going to give you half a point.
(Edit.)

1) YOU FAIL! Direct Quote from the Vandal.dlg file
"Why'd you have to go and let that bitch out? There's one less Bill in the world now."

Actually, I think you're both right... or wrong, depending on whether you're a 'glass is half full' kind of person.   :smile:   The vanilla version used to say 'Phil' in the sound file.  But now, there's a funny hiccup in the audio, and he says 'Bill'.  The text was obviously changed to match the audio.

Edit. -- I remember noticing that when it changed, a long time back.  Thought it was strange, but didn't consider it important.

Edit. 2 -- Since this is the second time this has happened, I think we need to ask: What mod/patch is Rick Gentle going by?  I usually give answers based on the Unofficial Patch.  I figure that's the 'New Vanilla'.   :smile:
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 14, 2011, 06:26:55 am
All of my questions reference the vanilla game, because not everybody has the Unofficial Patch installed (yet). I don't currently have it installed myself, because I don't want to have to worry about inter-mod/patch conflict. I've been playing the vanilla game/official 1.2 patch for the past six years. It's only this past year or so I started downloading anything else.

Which brings us to the question... which frakking version of the game has _username been playing?   :justabite:
I think we'd just better get the answer at this point. Three pages and no-one has a clue what you're talking about, _username.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 14, 2011, 06:39:27 am
†L† Then I am screwed, I've never played the vanilla, and only the unofficial patch once. Now as a matter of course right after vanilla install I install compmod, which has wesp patch 5.something. When I play without compmod it feels like somethings missing...
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on April 15, 2011, 01:42:29 am
Ooooohhhh... Do you mean the captain or first mate or whatever onboard the ship? Or an officer mentioned on the news story that covered the Dane massacre?
You're on the right track.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: VentrueIan on April 15, 2011, 02:23:58 am
:|
He just gave you 3 tracks, which one is it?!
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on April 15, 2011, 03:02:57 am
Ooooohhhh... Do you mean the captain or first mate or whatever onboard the ship? Or an officer mentioned on the news story that covered the Dane massacre?
You're on the right track.

Yeah, that clears it right up.  Thanks for that.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 15, 2011, 06:47:08 am
*guesses the right answer*

(Shh, guys, don't tell _username! It might just work!)
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on May 16, 2011, 03:06:25 am
In Bloodlines, pictured on the Ankaran Sarcophagus is an ancient vampire-like goddess. What was her name?

And the bonus: What archeological tool is Beckett missing? (He has to look into his bag for it.)
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on May 16, 2011, 03:57:31 am
Llama stew - a Malkavian delicacy.  (Or Lamastu if you're not Malkavian.)

He's missing a fine-toothed comb... and LaCroix doesn't seem to find any humor in this.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on May 16, 2011, 04:44:43 am
_username needs to give us the friggin' answer already.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on May 16, 2011, 05:51:46 am
Yeah, this one dragged on a bit long.  Trying to find that balance between making them challenging, but I worded this one in a way that made it a little tough.

(https://www.planetvampire.com/images/LtStygian.png)

The next one will be less cryptic.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on May 16, 2011, 12:12:47 pm
Good Lord.  Even with the answer, your original question is obscure.

I've never read the Captain's Log.  Does it take a separate password, or will 'Lighthouse' serve for that too?
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Draco Alivi on May 16, 2011, 10:01:17 pm
I think it has a different password, never checked the log because the required hacking level was too high for me.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: PGM1961 on May 17, 2011, 12:09:33 am
That's what I thought.  I'll still never see it in the game -- I'm not going to bump my Hacking feat to 8 or 9 just for that little tidbit of an easter egg.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: _username on May 17, 2011, 02:31:21 am
A lot of players just ignore the Computer ability altogether and just alt+tab over to the master password list.

If you must have an in-character rationalization, pass it off as having the "Spirit Mentor" merit. Just say that the spirit in question is a Wraith who specializes in the Inhabit (http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Inhabit) Arcanos.

Sorry for the poor quality of Episode 11's clues.  12 is better.
Title: Re: Official Planet Vampire Trivia Episode 11 - Sabotage!
Post by: Rick Gentle on September 05, 2011, 09:29:44 am
Just as a note, the password to access the captain's logs is "AntonioBay".
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