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World of Darkness Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vortex, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Semiurge Learned

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    Investigative journalism is deader than Bloodlines 2, asking too many questions is dangerous to one's career. Knowing the right people and being connected is vital, but this can easily turn against you when the wrong people have infiltrated an industry and to uncover the truth you must nip the hands that feed. Everything is politics and there is no room for true independence in business.
     
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  2. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Maybe existing team leaders weren't effective at getting the game out the door, and the creative lead's job was mostly done anyway, and so they hired a guy that shipped multiple AAA games before to come in and whip people to get it done. Maybe there's no deeper conspiracy beyond normal business decision making. No one ever considers the likely boring possibility though, eh?
     
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  3. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Actually ran into a project manager that is like that:
    Client PM: If it takes 3 guys to complete that room in 15 days, surely 5 guys can do it in 9 days. Throw 9 guys at it. I want it done by next Monday.
    Supplier PM: That is not possible.
    Client PM: Of course it is!
    Supplier PM: Extra men won't make concrete cure any faster...
     
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  4. RobotSquirrel Educated

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    There's your problem you didn't have top men working on it.
     
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  5. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    "You're not trying hard enough." is a phrase I have heard too often when the client PM has a dose of reality inserted into his fantasy...
     
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  6. snoek Augur

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    What if they blow on it tho?
     
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  7. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    you're projecting. blowing doesn't solve all the problems.
     
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  8. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Adding humidity to something you are trying to dry is not what I would call a winning strategy, dude ;)
     
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  9. Narushima Educated

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    I thought you were talking about a lost Godzilla monster novel, but then I Googled it and it turns out you meant "The Mythical Man-Month".
     
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  10. jac8awol Learned

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    I thought he was talking about that lame Richard Gere movie..
     
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  11. Semiurge Learned

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    Mothra is the cuddliest mega-monster :love:

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  12. Ismaul Citizen First Class #3333 Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    dat goatse mouth
     
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  13. Raghar Arcane

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    That's what I was wanting to ask too. Adding two man operated giant fans and sufficient heaters and the concrete would dry in no time. It might became fragile shitty bad quality, but it would cure itself FAST.
     
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  14. Ol' Willy Magister

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    Good idea

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  15. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Yeah. Saw that in a building building. We rolled our multi-ton equipment over it, and the concrete started coming off the floor in layers. I had to ask them if they used resin instead of concrete on the floors and all I got was a red-faced look.
     
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  16. RickOmbo Learned

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    At least, we will get new music from Rik Schaffer.
     
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  17. ChildInTime Learned

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    *Paradox, a few days later*

     
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  18. Jedi Exile Arcanum Patron

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    Most likely he had already written the music and got paid. Changing soundtrack and paying for this again would be crazy.
     
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  19. Monkey Baron Learned

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    Chris updated his Linkedin recently to delineate his contribution to Bloodlines 2 on LinkedIn. I don't know when this was updated but this is what his description was last month (I took the snapshot on August 21st)

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    Here it is now:

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    I had no idea he was so heavily involved. Explains why it's taking so long.
     
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  20. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Haha, what a characteristically passive aggressive description.

    It looks like that's the only thing he's updated recently.
     
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  21. Sarkile Augur Patron

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    Well, this confirms he's probably still alive.
     
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  22. Harthwain Savant

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    Eh, he's just pointing out he had way more involvement in the game than Paradox/Hardsuit Labs claimed he had. I am surprised he was this much involved and wonder if they really attempt to redo all of this stuff or they just say so and keep it all (probably the latter?).
     
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  23. Terenty Savant

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    Lol right on Chris! They either have to redo everything he's done or leave it and face the wrath of their progressive cronies
     
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  24. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    He left the project in 2018. That's before the game was publicly announced, after what he calls an "internal audit" and way before any of this Mitsoda drama happened. His content may have been long gone by then.

    The critical part to me is how he emphasizes that he met budget and spec. Basically saying "I did nothing wrong, they changed shit afterwards!"
     
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  25. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Yeah, they were just itching to get rid of everything he wrote as soon as he left. Remember



     
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