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    "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..."
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Recent News

PC Gamer: My two crazy theories for how Bloodlines 2 can stay true to its Vampire lore

Diablerie

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PC Gamer has a article about the 2 ways they feel your thinblood will become part of a full clan. The tl;dr version is this, either you become a "honorary member" of a clan of your choice or, as most everyone assumes like us here at WoD News, Diablerie. A snip is below;
 

First, let’s talk about the characteristics of a Thinblood. They are the last generations of vampires (the 14th and 15th). Their bloodline is extremely diluted. So diluted that they must spend twice the amount of blood points to use their disciplines, and a portion of their blood must go toward waking every night. Thinbloods have a hard time embracing others and, if their childe survives the embrace, they often do not wake up as a vampire until a while later. Weird, right?

But all Thinbloods are part of a bloodline, or a group of vampires who share a common lineage. There are bloodline-specific clans, as we saw in the Bloodlines videogame, that share common traits specific to only one bloodline. Malkavians, for example, are insane. Gangrel can change physical form. Nosferatu fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

As a whole, a clan is just one of the 13 major vampire groups that share common characteristics passed on by blood.

A vampire can’t change their lineage, so a vampire will always belong to the same bloodline as their sire, but traits, disciplines, and culture within the bloodlines themselves can change with each passing generation. If you’ve played the first Bloodlines, you might remember meeting Jeanette in the Asylum for the first time. If you play as a Malkavian, she says to you, ‘you’ve got it bad,’ meaning you’re one of the crazier Malkavians in your clan. Yes, they can have varying levels of crazy.

Also, bloodlines can be created in a variety of ways: Mythical methods, divergent evolution, drinking all of another vampire’s blood, or via a flawed embrace, meaning that a new vampire didn’t inherit any characteristics of their sire’s clan.

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2 Articles



Thinblood Abilities Detailed

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Today Paradox sent out a press blast to news sites which contained a list of all the thinblood abilities players can choose from. More or less what we at least expected or wasn't already heavily hinted at. Here are the list;
 

At the beginning of Bloodlines 2 players choose one of three Thinblood disciplines, Chiropteran, Mentalism, or Nebulation. These Thinblood disciplines were adapted for Bloodlines 2 from the pen and paper tabletop RPG and grant unique combat and traversal abilities that can be upgraded throughout the game to enhance effectiveness or add special effects.

Each of the Thinblood disciplines and their progression are detailed below:

Chiropteran - Strong affinity for bats, allowing vampires to move through the air and summon swarms.

  • Glide — first active power. Glide greatly lowers the weight of the vampire’s skeleton and muscle mass to allow them to briefly float, reaching otherwise inaccessible areas, swoop down on NPCs to knock them down, or rain down other Disciplines from afar.
  • Bat Swarm — second active power. The vampire can summon a small swarm of bats to attack a target NPC, temporarily disabling them and dealing low damage. This power can be upgraded until a true Maelstrom of leathery wings surrounds the vampire, harrying and damaging those who come too close.


Mentalism - Use telekinesis to manipulate objects and even pull weapons from enemy hands.

  • Pull — first active power. Manipulate inanimate objects using telekinesis, even weapons held by NPCs.
  • Levitate — second active power. Suspends a living NPC in the air. Its strength can be enhanced until the vampire can levitate everyone and everything in an area, and throw suspended enemies around like ragdolls.


Nebulation - Allows the vampire to summon and command mist.

  • Mist Shroud — first active power. Summon a shroud of mist that surrounds the player for a short period. The shroud muffles the sound of footsteps and reduces the range at which the player can be seen. In addition, the player may partially transform into a cloud of mist to perform a choking attack on an NPC or travel through a tight space, like a ventilation fan or duct.
  • Envelop — second active power. Create a stationary, swirling cloud of mist on a target that surrounds, blinds and forcefully enters the lungs of NPCs that it touches.


Like Thinbloods, each of the five full-blood clans has their own unique abilities, upgrades, and more, giving players new ways to experience the darkness that lurks in Seattle.

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Paradox BL2 Twitch Stream Tomorrow

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The official BL2 Twitter had this to say about a upcoming Twitch stream, we will be posting highlights as soon as possible;
 


Tomorrow at 18:00 CEST we will be showing you the first of the many faces behind the Masquerade. Tune into the stream on for an interview with Florian Schwarzer, Sr. Product Manager on

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Paradox Podcast Covers Bloodlines 2

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Sorry I missed this the other day, Paradox has a regular podcast and they touched on the BL2 announcement.The BL2 talk starts at the 6:40 mark and ends at 22:15. They rehash how thing panned out after they bought the World of Darkness property and how Hardsuit Labs made a Hail Mary pitch.

Main points;

  • They say it is "close" but not a AAA game
  • This project being very different then the other Paradox games made this very scary
  • In pre-production they increased the budget to make sure it would be successful
  • The Tender event played a remix of the BL1 theme music by intent so people would identify it
  • They acknowledge Vampire isn't for everyone
  • The official release trailer has 1.5 million organic views which is very high for one of their games
  • Overall the social media hits and mentions is by far the most of any announced Paradox game they have ever done

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2/Paradox Interviews



Bloodlines 2 Dev Diary #1

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Just a quick intro and rehash of how BL2 got off the ground, but apparently this is going to be a semi-regular thing of them giving us a inside look at the development process, here is a snip;
 

Hello, my name is Liz Starr, I am one of the Producers at Hardsuit Labs, and I have the dream job of working on Bloodlines 2. I am very happy to bring you this dev diary about Hardsuit Labs and the story behind our fantastic team.

Hardsuit Labs began in 2015 with Andy Kipling, Russell Nelson, and a team of about 20 people. We had all worked at another studio together before. When that place went out of business, Andy and Russ – then a Production Director and Tech Director – decided to ask a few of their former teammates to help start something new. Back then, we thought that it’d take maybe five years of bringing older games to newer formats for this band of veterans to gain enough reputation to pitch a full game production.

Two years later, Ka’ai Cluney, our Creative Director, burst into Andy’s office with an idea he and his friend Brian Mitsoda had come up with. Ka’ai is one of those people who seems to have been everywhere and done everything; from design at id Software and Monolith to building roofs in Alaska. He had worked with Brian (of Troika and Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines fame) before. Together, they came up with a concept that lured Brian out of his own indie studio, into our team.

More importantly, it convinced Andy and Russ to go all in and to start pitching that full game project three years earlier than we’d have guessed.

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Bloodlines 1 Theme Redux @ Tender Event

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Member FallenL0rd sent us this link which is the BL1 theme redux that was played at the Tender reveal event. It is a short clip and if I was a betting man will say this is was done specifically for the event not necessarily for the game. Either case it is interesting, take a listen and let me know what you think below.

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