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  • Go to last post E3 BL2 Demos (General Bloodlines 2 Forum)

    "So what did everything think of the E3 demos? I personally was quite fascinated by them. While some of the people giving the demo didn't seem..."
    by Harlequin Friday, June 14, 2019 7:08:44 PM(UTC)

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    "I don't want to be a alarmist but was I the only one that raised a brow when in the Ventrue live stream Florian said it still was undetermined..."
    by Harlequin Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:37:05 PM(UTC)

  • Go to last post Conspiracies (Off Topic Forum)

    "Is it me, or does it seem at least on social media there is a huge uptick of tin foil hat level nonsense like we never went to the moon, the plane..."
    by Harlequin Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:26:52 PM(UTC)

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Neo'Nights Boston Chronicle Chapter 4 - "Mysteries"

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Our latest Neo'Nights Boston chronicle is now up in the media section. The coterie decides to follow up on a lead in Sabbat territory that ends to a strange discovery at what originally appears to be a simple construction site. Oh and some shovel heads decide to try to lay some smack down on them to..

 

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Hands on BL2 Demo @ PDXCon

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It was just announced today in the video below that in Berlin @ PDXCon aka The Paradox Convention this Oct (18th to 20th) they will be showing off a hands on demo of the game to those in attendance. Very exciting to say the least and when I was predicting we will be getting in-depth footage (I said this fall). If someone is going and interested in being our remote reporter please do get in touch! None the less the short announcement video.
 

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Brujah Clan Reveal Live Stream

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Here is the video of the live stream they did today on the Brujah. They also did answer a handful of questions at the end, I did a bullet point summary below, post your thoughts in the comments;

 

  • Takes ~5 hrs average play through to go from Thinblood to full clan
  • Brujah weakness is their passion and thus easier to frenzy in-game if they don't feed frequently
  • They explain the 2 disciplines per clan choice that they felt the traditional 3 would be "sensory overload" and too much to manage in a real time combat game
  • Can still build a social Brujah even with their loss of Presence
  • No procedurally generated quests
  • In BL2 most Brujah have left the Camarilla (per V20/V5 lore) however the metaplot will not limit your choices or the story

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2/Paradox Interviews



Brujah Confirmed as First Playable Clan

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Paradox released a new reveal video and news about the first of the five playable clans on release. The first one is, as expected the Brujah (which is on my prediction list also including Tremere, Ventrue, Malk and Torie). The intro video is well done and gives a good rundown of what the Brujah is all about. However, what really catches my eye is it seems full blooded clans unlike the table top and previous Bloodlines, will be limited to two disciplines, not 3. The reason for this as they note in the email sent kindred will keep their thinblood powers to make up for the 'third' ability. Very interesting needless to say. Lastly, at the end of the video is another 3 secs of pre-Alpha game play. None the less here is their run down of the clan in question, in-game character model and the reveal video, post your thoughts below;
 

The Brujahs’ powers are as overwhelming as their convictions. Players who join the Rabble can unlock two ancient disciplines that enhance their physical abilities: Potence and Celerity. Potence is the Brujah’s signature discipline and imbues their undead bodies with the pinnacle of raw Kindred strength - nobody underestimates the strength of a Brujah twice. While Potence enhances strength, Celerity enhances a Brujah’s speed, allowing them to strike faster, dodge quicker, and escape more nimbly than any mortal creature.

Learn more details about the Brujah’s disciplines and their powers below:

Potence

  • Fist of Caine - Deliver a devastating punch that turns walls into rubble and throws enemies through the air. Upgrades to Fist of Cain enhance the devastating effects even further.
  • Earthshock - Smash the ground with titanic force, creating a shockwave around the player that damages and knocks down anyone who dares to stray too close. Upgrading Earthshock causes the Brujah’s onslaught to send out fissures, damaging anyone caught in the cataclysm.

Celerity

  • Unseen Storm - Dash in any direction with such speed that you momentarily disappear from view, allowing you to land attacks, dodge around enemies, or get away before the dust has settled. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Unseen Storm.
  • Accelerate - Move so fast that everything else in the world appears to slow down to a standstill. Assailants seem frozen in their attacks, cars crawl forward, bullets zip by lazily, and the vampire can perform stunts that, with an 80’s synth track in the background, would make for an awesome movie scene. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Accelerate.

Of note, the use of Potence or Celerity in front of any mortal is a Masquerade Violation.

Players who join the Brujah clan can use these disciplines in addition to the individual powers from their Thinblood past.

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WoD News Seeking Staff

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Greetings, we here could use some help!

We need a dedicated person with some blogging, web site content publishing background to help report the news. Someone who has ~30 mins a day to help scan for and post relevant news about Bloodlines 2 (and other World of Darkness PC games as they are announced). Someone who is dependable, mature and can handle tasks with little supervision. While this is a voluntary position, several perks are included including access to special forums/chats as well as first dibs on exclusive news. 

If this is you please reach out to Harlequin/Gothic Wizard (Peter) in our Discord or other means of communication via our "Contacts" page.

Thank you for your interest!

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RUMOR: Toreador One of the Playable Clans

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It was brought to my attention, which I missed the first time, in the Thinblood live stream a offhanded comment was made about Toreador. Some of the folks watching asked a Hardsuit Lab employee in the official Discord if that was confirmation of that clan and in chat they allegedly confirmed it. I asked the employee in question to verify that happened and they declined to comment. So take that as you will.

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EXCLUSIVE: Florian Schwarzer Bloodlines 2 Interview for WoD News

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Florian Schwarzer, Senior Product Manager at Paradox Interactive was kind enough to spend some time answering our art and design philosophy questions for us in a exclusive WoD News interview. We will be having another down the road, if you have a specific topic or question you'd like us to ask please post it in the comments below. With that said the interview;



WoD News: First off, I need to ask, who came up with and developed the whole Tender meta ad campaign? Personally, I thought it was brilliant. Could you talk about how that all come about and did it play out as you expected, anything unexpected come of it?

Florian Schwarzer: We knew we wanted to do something crazy to announce Bloodlines 2 from the beginning, but we also wanted whatever we did to make sense for fans of the IP. The idea that there’s this hidden world of darkness lurking behind our reality was the perfect angle for an ARG and really resonated with our team. Paula Thelin, Paradox’ event manager, spearheaded the concept. She worked with Alice & Smith, a game developer and ARG designer based in Montreal, and they did an incredible job masterminding the story of the campaign and Tender. The community’s reaction to the Tender ARG surpassed our expectations. We anticipated press to pick up on what we were hinting at; we were blown away by the community’s dedication and commitment to solving the mystery. I’m thrilled with the way everything turned out and it wouldn’t have been possible without the geniuses at Alice and Smith and the passion of our fans.

WoD News: I'd really like to dive into art direction, atmosphere. Aside from BL1 what are the main sources of inspiration for the overall artistic tone the visual artists are drawing from?

Florian Schwarzer: The city of Seattle is a huge source of inspiration for the art direction and atmosphere of Bloodlines 2. Hardsuit Labs, the developers of the game, are based in Seattle and setting the game in their home city was central to their design and narrative. They know Seattle and the issues the city faces today intimately and this has definitely been core to their efforts.

When it comes to translating that atmosphere into the game’s visuals, Hardsuit’s art director quickly settled on the NeoNoir style of shows like Hannibal or Nightcrawler. The high-contrast style, with its love for neon, stark silhouettes and imposing architecture, hits many of the same notes as Vampire’s gothic-punk aesthetic. At the same time, it fits Bloodlines’ noir-ish roots. As you may know, the original game was heavily inspired by the Maltese Falcon. The team very much wants to carry that forward.

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2/Paradox Interviews



Paradox Thinblood Twitch Stream

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So here is the full video of yesterdays Paradox Twitch mediacast. It was a very specific thinblood focused stream so if you are not that interested in the thinblood aspect of BL2 you may not get much out of it. Otherwise it was very interesting, albeit very linear in the topic. Check it out below and we also have a bullet point list of the main topics.
 



Summary;
  • They discuss thinbloods in vampire society, how they are scorned, some view them as a omen to the end times
  • They felt starting as a thinblood was the best way to intro people to this world, setting
  • They show the CGI thinblood film with about 3 sec of Alpha gameplay at the end
  • Like BL1 you start at the "bottom of the food chain" in the game
  • Your chosen profession as mortal has significant impact on certain game play elements
  • Some thinbloods can keep down some mortal food and able to handle a few moments in sunlight
  • Thinbloods in BL2 are more powerful then the paper and paper version
  • Talk about the 3 main powers of the thinbloods
  • Thinbloods using V20 rules
  • Can not refuse to choose a full blooded clan member
  • Dodge is built in to the combat system and can build a 'dodgy' character
  • No daylight hours in the game, it was just too difficult to make such fun
  • Next week a clan will be revealed next Thur

 

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2/Paradox Interviews



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