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WoDCast is Returning!

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To those of you who were members years ago may remember we had a weekly podcast called the WoDCast which dove into that weeks rumors, news and interviews for the MMO. However, we are working on bringing that back but with a focus on all the World of Darkness PC game games, including but not limited to Bloodlines 2! So expect to hear more about this very soon as we get it off the ground. If you have ideas for us to cover in the show pop by the Discord (join link in the Contact page) and let us know or post a comment below.


Bloodlines 2 Pulled From Epic Store

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Seems Epic included Bloodlines 2 in their huge summer sale but forgot to tell Paradox they were including their title in this sale. That didn't go over to well and Paradox pulled BL2 from the Epic Store as a result. If you happened to pick up BL2 while it was $10 off it will be honored. But Paradox is working with Epic to restore it to the store under normal pricing. If you want the full gory details of the mess that is the Epic Store check out the article on kotaku.com.


Rik Schaffer Interview

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Mr. Schaffer is the music composer for both Bloodlines 1 and now 2. He partook in a live stream Q&A by Outstar and thanks to Planet Vampire found a transcript. His answers are pretty curt and to the point. So don't expect a lot of in-depth answers, but it is still question illuminating musically speaking. Feel free to read and comment below.


Q: This has been probably asked a lot, but was the similarity between the VTM: Bloodlines Theme and Massive Attack's Angel intentional?
 
Rik Schaffer: Yep. When I started the project, that was the placeholder track they had in for like a year. They were married to it, but couldn't get the rights. They said make something similar. I hate copying artists, but made it kind of my own.

Q: Were you approached or working on CCP's World of Darkness game before it got cancelled?

Rik Schaffer: Never contacted me. I was working on ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) online but would have dropped everything to continue on a Bloodlines type MMO.

R: Be glad, Rik. CCP mismanaged the hell out of WoD MMO.

Rik Schaffer: MMO are dead.

R: Damn. Nice to know you're that passionate about the IP, though.

Q: Do you prefer composing music traditionally , while playing instruments, or do you do it digitally right now?

Rik Schaffer: I don't write music or read music. Self taught. Everything starts in my head, then the guitar and piano are enemies until I find it. With the atmosphere compositions, those were started on synths or non traditional instruments.

Q: What do you think of poems based on gameplay from games? What music should go with it? Say if it is based on Bloodlines?

Rik Schaffer: Poems of Bloodlines and Vampires? Dark, brooding, sexual, but not Count Chocula.


Toreador Live Stream with Summary

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Here is the Paradox live stream Toreador reveal (starts at the 2h mark). Below is the summary of the main points, post your thoughts below.

 
 
  • Explains due to the how character creation works recreating your BL1 character will generally be possible but will have differences stats, mechanics wise
  • Toreador are clan who are most aware they are in fact one of the undead
  • Toreador at the core want to "feel" and that is the goal to their existence
  • They are a clan of "creators"
  • In BL2 you "spend" Willpower to get access to certain abilities
  • Clan curse is if you are isolated, away from mortals you will have slow Willpower regeneration
  • A main clan when it comes to social interactions
  • Auto saves will be in the game
  • While modding will be at launch however it is to early to talk specifics
  • No firm number of post release clans have been decided on as of yet


Bloodlines 2 Theme Music Posted?

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This is reportedly the BL2 theme music by Rik Schaffer that was released about 4 hours ago as of this posting. It is what was played at the Tender reveal party and is posted on his Soundcloud account so certainly seems legit. It is a fresh take on a very familiar theme.Take a listen and post below your thoughts.

 


Toreador Confirmed as Third Playable Clan

Malkavians

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What was that...? Say again? Oh that I am 3/5 for calling the playable clans on release. Why yes... yes I am. 😉 As you can see by the title it is the Toreador. Now granted I (and others) thought they would announce the Ventrue this week, but let's be honest that is a lock as is the Malks. So if my prediction success rate holds the 5 clans will be Brujah, Tremere, Ventrue, Toreador and Malkavians. So we will see... but let's not get ahead of ourselves, let's dive into the Toreador... All the gritty details and the reveal trailer below;
 


New VtM Game in Development

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Big Bad Wolf Studio has a new "narrative RPG" in development based in White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade property. That makes me think play like the Walking Dead games from the now defunct Telltale it weill play like the former Telltail's Walk Dead series of games. Either case, no real details have been released as of yet, but here is the press release;
 


We and our partner Bigben Games are proud to announce that the partnership with Paradox Interactive will be extended and that a new Vampire: The Masquerade game is in development!

Developed by Big Bad Wolf, creators of the episodic adventure game The Council, the game aims to define a new genre: the narrative RPG, inspired by the rules of the tabletop roleplaying game.

The studio will share more information at Gamescom in August! To get all the latest news visit the official Facebook page.



EXCLUSIVE: Tremere Weakness Clarified

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As we mentioned in our Tremere video reveal post, Florian Schwarzer, Senior Product Manager for Bloodlines 2 not only talked about Tremere being social outcasts when talking about their weakness but then seemed to off handedly mention they take more damage from other kindred. So we were perplexed, which weakness does the Tremere clan have, do they actually have TWO? A lot in the community seemed to lean to the social outcast aspect as their official weakness and seemed to think Florian misspoke about the kindred damage. Well we reached out to Paradox and Florian clarified when he meant in the following statement to our inquiry. Apparently the masses, this time, were in error on how they interpreted his comments. See below;
 


Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood to be present for the first time at E3

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A short article has been posted on DSOGaming announcing the first look at the Werewolf World of Darkness ARPG will be shown at this years E3. Interestingly a private showing to press by Paradox will also be showing Bloodlines 2. If you folks feel this is a game you want us to cover here, post in the comments below.

Here is a snip;
 

Bigben has announced that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be present at this year E3 2019. As the press release reads, Werewolf: The Apocalypse is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous role-playing game and will be presented for the first time at E3.

Embodying Cahal, a banished werewolf who must come to the aid of his threatened clan, the player will learn to control the devastating Rage they can unleash to punish those who pollute, destroy, and corrupt Gaia, the Earth Mother.



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