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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. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Learned

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    We dodged a bullet, bros.

    The commiefornian writers that were working on the game must have been having a field day using this source material as reference.

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  2. daveyarsegallant Magister Wumao

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    Fun bit of trivia, seeking consent when you feed gains you the perk consensualist, which boosts your humanity score by one. However the Vampire will also inevitably receive the dark secret flaw, masquerade breacher.
     
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  3. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    To their credit no matter how disgusting this DOES read like a real online conversation in one of these "Facebook groups for concerned parents".
    The type that makes you feel the urge to bitchslap into a coma every single person involved, incidentally.
     
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  4. Gangrelrumbler Arcane Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In
    Shit like Rudi's Army makes me think that leftards aren't trying to subvert/destroy classic franchises like Star Trek or Star Wars on purpose. They are just fundamentally incapable of writing anything good. The biggest issue is that leftists who created these classics actually cared about people, while modern leftards are only concerned with LARPing as super-heroes.
     
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  5. PlacidDragon Educated

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    At least 4 :) Paradox acquired White Wolf back in late 2015. Hardsuit reportedly immediately started working on a Bloodlines 2 presentation, hired Mitsoda, and pitched it to Paradox in February of 2016 (at the D.I.C.E summit in Las Vegas). I have no idea when "full production" started, but mid 2016 sometime probably.
     
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  6. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Now I don't know anything about recent developments, but when I met with an at-that-time-Bloodlines 2 producer during the GamesCon 2019 in Cologne and talked with him about Rudi, I got the impression that he thought it was meant ironic.
     
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  7. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Both are true. They are trying to subvert and ruin popular IPs, and they are also shit writers.

    Now, as you mention, that wasn't always the case, there have been leftist writer that did manage to make the content palatable to audiences in the past, but that was when the left still hadn't achieved the level of dominance in popular culture they have nowadays.

    What happens when they take over a popular IP and ruin it? A bunch of (predominantly white and male fans complain online, but are quickly drowned by the deluge of STUNNING AND BRAVE outpourings from fellow leftists and the media, while the detractors get unpersoned, silenced, banned and unplatformed.

    There's also no financial consequences for the companies that allowed them to do this - their parent corporations will just pour in more monopoly money to finance the next propaganda effort, and the staff that gets laid off will just move onto the next thing to ruin.

    As for why the writing is always so shit - you have to look at things from the deranged perspective of a leftist writer. Their main goal isn't to write a compelling narrative, but to reinforce leftist talking points. What this means in practice is that the leftist sacred cows (women, minorities and sexual degenerates) cannot be portrayed in a negative light or have flaws (as the writer might be accused of internalized misogyny/racism/bigotry) and cannot be shown to lose at any point to the white, male antagonist, as that would imply that they are inferior to white men.

    And yes, they very much want and need to bend all entertainment to their whim, it's a cornerstone of the "cultural hegemony" they want to create to achieve their ideal of a self-perpetuating and self-sustaining Marxist dictatorship.
     
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  8. daveyarsegallant Magister Wumao

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    This sounds like the deranged ranting of a butthurt rightoid. If rightoids knew how to write in the first place, they would have dominated the industry.
     
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  9. Avarize Liturgist

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    What's the issue here? The whole problem with vampire fiction is usually that they aren't depicted as the monsters they are. This vitae baby thing is much more in line with what they should be.
     
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  10. Sarathiour Learned

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    Seriously ?

    Any vampire with half a decent brain and basic survival instinct reject previous family bond, it's just asking for masquerade breach.
    Raising kids, which are supposed to be the most oblvious and naive of the human species is beyond retard, not a single organization respecting the masquerade would stand for it.
     
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  11. Avarize Liturgist

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    And? Even the old lore has revenant families. What about the Giovanni who pretty much do exactly this?
     
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  12. Caim Arcane

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    Giovanni have been doing that shit for centuries and have gotten good at it. The're not a bunch of Anarchs trying to live normal lives.
     
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  13. Avarize Liturgist

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    If a leftist becomes a vampire does it grow a brain?
     
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  14. Sarathiour Learned

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    There is an obvious difference between being raised in a occult family apart from the rest of society and wanting to keep your ex-wife children. Also, even among the Giovanni embrace are rare, avoided among your own mortal family, and they also are avoiding feeding from their own (though it's more due to their clan weakness).

    Why the fuck would anyone want to embrace them ?
     
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  15. Avarize Liturgist

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    I still don't see the issue with there being dumb vampires, unless they are old vampires.
     
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  16. Vincente Scholar

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    Lily in Bloodlines was talking about how she has family with a place out in the middle of of nowhere in Oregon and how she will live there with E. I'm guessing it's hard to live in your relatives' house without telling them you're still ''alive'', and maybe these Anarchs are as retarded as thin-bloods are.
     
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  17. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    You just look too low - look above.
    Those who assign those incapable pieces of shit perfectly know what result would be in general, so they actually destroying it on purpose.

    not marxist - fascist
     
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  18. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    No, you're turned as you are.
     
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  19. DeepOcean Arcane

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    And why would a rightoid of the evil Fourth Reich actually want to work on the gaming industry as a writer in the first place? That is bottom of the barrel shit and a terrible deal, you get no money for the priviledge of ending on obscurity that is the destiny of Avellone and Brian, ironically, we evil people of the Fourth Reich that they despise so much are one of the few groups that actually know about their past work even from when they were even more obscure than they are now. Most lefties on Twitter were too busy destroying Avellone's reputation and pretending his work never existed based on vague allegations with zero proof, so yeah, great "allies" leftoids have.

    Actually, Brian and Avellone are cases of success, most English Lits end as bartenders on minimum wage. Nobody will cheer for mister electrical engineer or mister plumber but with social media becoming a toxic cesspool of mental derangement, not even that is a given anymore, so you risk losing years of working experience and end as an unemployable bartender, if you are successful, nobody gives a shit about your work for the most part and you barely retain a job for long, and the few that reach "success", they might end cancelled because your girlfriend from 10 years ago said you were a shitty boyfriend with your work valuing absolutely zero. Dear God, wanting to work on Derangementville is suicidal.

    The only reason I care about the writing on the gaming industry, isnt because I want to be a writer in there or because I care about the gaming industry, no, Im not that retarded and I dont wish that on my enemies but because unfortunately I like videogames and I'm the consumer of Derangementville, dunno for how long with the ways things go, thinking hard into finding another hobby.
     
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  20. Caim Arcane

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    That would actually be rather beneficial to transwomen. Get the chop, get turned and now your neo-vagina will stop leaking blood and pus all the time.
     
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  21. Lambach Arcane

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    In V5, the Masquerade has already been semi-breached globally and many government and para-government agencies are fully aware of the existence of Vampires and are actively hunting them down. Dumb Vampires have a lifespan even shorter than before, i.e. they get dusted off right after the first mistake.
     
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  22. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Only if xir asks someone versed in Vicissitude very nicely.
     
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  23. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Because Hitler and Mussolini were all about the rights of women, non-whites, trannies, fags, pedophiles, atheists and all the other scum, and apparently bashing the fash in Copenhagen.

    Sure.

    It's not me that is confusing words, it's you. Gramsci is the one that came up with the idea of cultural hegemony as a necessity for the continued existence of a (Cultural) Marxist world-order.
     
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  24. Caim Arcane

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    IIRC the back cover of one of the earlier Tzimisce books has someone with a vagina on their face. Making neo-vagina fuckholes is considered positively plebian to the Fiends.
     
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