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Vapourware Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 - vaporware VTMB sequel from Paradox Interactive

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

  1. Harthwain Cipher

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    Obvious damage control is obvious.
     
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  2. normie Arcane Patron Zionist Agent

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    so I guess we won't be hearing his voice in the game either? :smug:
     
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  3. Takamori Learned

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    There goes any chance that I could give a optimistic take on this game release. So many red flags scattered around I rather not deal with this shit at all.
     
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  4. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    You're not wrong, but VTMB was already a niche cult hit, and for many people, Brian Mitsoda was the only reason for optimism in what seemed like a janky, poorly-produced sequel. Not to mention that without him, there likely wouldn't be a sequel in the first place.

    This project is now DOA.
     
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  5. prengle Learned

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  6. just Learned

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  7. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    What else exactly has Cara Ellison worked on? All I see is that she was a journo at RPS and an "external narrative consultant" for Dishonored 2(which usually just means she was some sort of proofreader/editor).

    How do these no-name journos keep getting writing jobs? Another sign the games industry is incestuous garbage.
     
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  8. prengle Learned

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    the wrinkly balls and two inch long chodes of dozens of Game Industry Influencers™
     
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  9. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Odds are overwhelmingly on the side of it never being the sequel that niche cult audience wanted anyway, whether he was fired or not.
     
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  10. whydoibother Magister

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    My excitement for the game just went from 5/10 to 3/10. Hopefully he was done curating concept art, setting the tone, and writing the main plot and bigger side quests by now. A lead writer's job is usually over before anyone else's, and even though I would've liked him to stay on board until release, and even post release to patch it up and expand, I hope it will be his game we get to play.
    Did they release the reason for the dismissal yet?
     
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  11. throwaway69420 Educated

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    All these tards saying, “THIS is the final straw!” as if it wasn’t apparent the game was going to suck cock since its reveal.
     
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  12. mk0 Educated

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    I hope he learned his lesson, a man should never get so personally invested in something where he's just another replaceable cog in the machine.
     
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  13. whydoibother Magister

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    Maybe if you are OD'd on redpills, and think that every time a stupid liberal voices their opinion the world moves one step towards apocalypse. This game's development, marketing, setup, etc, was nothing unlike most other of its weight class. We were just predisposed to dislike it, because of the memory from the first Bloodlines video game, and how the team looked then, and its perceived martyrdom (not that I didn't hate them for releasing a buggy shit game back then).
    This isn't the last straw for me, I'm still pirating the game as soon as I can to play it, and unless it is utter inane shit I'll push myself to see it to the end. I hope its like having fun, and not like doing homework, but I'm invested enough to play anyways.
     
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  14. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    I must have missed something,did the glove boy got kicked out? I thought that only his mate got sacked or something.
     
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  15. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    That sounds kind off sad,do hope that he got sacked because of his sjw views and speared us the pain of watching it. It will be shit if he was the reasonable one and got sacked for that.
     
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  16. Raskens Educated Patron

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    Yes, I'm swedish and I agree with this. From what I can observe most idpol people are inspired by american feminists.
     
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  17. whydoibother Magister

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    And a month ago they removed Chris Avellone's writing from the game. Maybe its related, his buddies standing up for him or something?
     
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  18. Mikeal Magister

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  19. Tye Novice

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    If you squint and cross your eyes the development troubles actually bode well because they mean the game is going to be more like the first.
     
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  20. LilWololoMane Literate

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    The Bloodlines 2 Discord server was popping off. There were a shitload of corporate dick suckers who believe complaining about the direction the writing took and the firing of Mitsoda is all just an "alt-right dogwhistle" as you'd expect. I guess this is the game's audience now, virtue signalers. There was some god-tier shitposting though.
     
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  21. Chippy Arcane Patron

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    So I take it Brian Mitsoda has left the writing team? I haven't really been following this. Is the work that he has done going to remain?. Will he be credited for what he has done?.

    It seems to be a strategy these days of people on the political left to stand on the creative shoulders of other artists.
     
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  22. Alexios Savant Patron

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    He got fired.
     
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  23. Zyondyne Educated

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    Imagine firing the guys responsible for pitching the game idea in the first place for CREATIVE DIFFERENCES. Just say you wanna turn it into a generic multiplayer FPS, Hardsuit Labs. This is after all you've ever done before.
     
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  24. DeepOcean Arcane

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    When I heard the announcement: This looks like shiet.

    When I heard Brian was involved: This might be good, Brian knows how to write characters that arent sitcom character shooting inane "funny" one liners each 30 seconds. Lets be fabulous optimistic here.

    When I heard about his firing: Yep, this will be definitely shiet.

    If he was fired for not agreeing with the changes, pretty sure alot of his work was thrown in the garbage but hey... to all people that are still going to buy this, there are good news, you will be able to eventually buy Brian's deleted work on 2021, 2022,2023, 2024, 2025 ... on 12 small payments to Paradox.
     
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  25. Chippy Arcane Patron

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    Fuck. I'm off to research it a bit and find out what's going on. Not for me to get involved, but maybe the thread title should be changed for people like me who only read the thread once in a blue moon, and might have purchased the game...

    Actually, I doubt I would have. But still.
     
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