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Time:01:34 pm
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Seriously Ocean House is scaring the shit out of me. Like I even jumped when the front light blew, so I took that as a "Oh shit, I hope I can do this!" [I have no remorse for threatening Terese now, and insulting her. Also from the Jeanette 'sex' clip, I no longer am upset that Terese was getting bad-mouthed at all. I'd like to demand a fuck-load of money for agreeing to this. I've done enough for Tung after defeating that Asian vampire! /rant <---I distingush them as it is a Malkavian.]

I've seen 2 ghosts, and been smaked by a flying lamp...I hear something liek a music box, foot-steps, and "He is here, he is watching us." at times. I fell though the steps!

I thought "Hey, I used to play Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Reqium, I should be able to handle this..." but I was wrong.

Seriously. I hope I don't have to be there long ;___; 

I'm also getting this weird grapihcal error at The Pier. I'm scared I'll start getting it here (though would that be a bad thing?), and thus making it hard to find something of the spirit's...

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Got the power turned-on. Saw this figure with a bloody ax in the boiler room. I used Auspex to see if it had a aura or if it was like the other ghosts. It had a aura and it continued to show that it had a aura right up until I walked up to it and it disapeared.


I lightened it as best I could. I'm playing with a high Gamma so it is brighter than the screenshots right now (because I want it as light as I can for this level!).

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I love how things keep trying to kill me D: 

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Ghost girl that keeps flickering around, screaming, and one part she is running for her life. Here she points to a room I am supossed to enter. 

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OH SHIT!!!!! I just managed to jump out of the way of the elevator falling on me!
 
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And we are done!

Last time to see the sunshine.


I thought here was beautiful.
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nenssa
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Time:2008-04-02 09:14 pm (UTC)
I don't play that game for obvious reasons... xDDDDDD I get scared easily.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-04-02 09:22 pm (UTC)
I do too! But this quest is mandatory D:
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-04-03 12:53 am (UTC)
I envy you being able to play Ocean House for the first time. I really do. It's an absolutely amazing level, but I've played it so many times that it doesn't even scare me any more.

(I also learned that I missed two of the scariest moments when I first played it. They're both on the ground floor. Since you've finished playing now, I won't feel bad about potential spoiling. :p When you first enter, walk all the way to your left and up to the dead end. Pause a second. When you turn around, there will be a ghostly figure approaching you with an ax in his hands. Then, walk all the way to the right and the dead end there. A light is flickering as you approach, but it will go dead once you arrive. I can't remember whether there's a whisper from the female ghost there or not.)

I jumped a lot during Ocean House starting with that very first blown out light. My scariest moment was in the kitchen, but the boiler room, the knocking on the door in the basement, the drawing of the evil father, the 'Get Out' carved on the wall, and the story about the decapitated head in the dryer creeped me out, too. Once I got the locket, I bolted from that house as quickly as I could. I was so happy that both quests completed at once and I didn't have to go back.

I only caught the shuffling of feet in the boiler room and didn't see the ax the first time through. I also didn't dodge the falling elevator in time. (My first instinct was 'I'll hide in a dark place until I can figure out what's going on', so I crouched at the edge of the shaft and SPLAT. Quick load time.)

I love the lighthouse. It's the peace before the rush of getting out of the house. The first time through, I missed the elevator the ghost girl calls up for you and ran through the flames.

Even though I have Auspex as a Malkavian, I barely ever use it. Similarly, as a Tremere, I barely use anything except for Thaumaturgy. And maybe a little Dominate. My Nosferatu is fairly well-balanced and I've come to really like Potence.

I think the genius of Ocean House is that it uses your own fear against you. The ghost can't hurt you directly, but you don't know that and there's nothing you can do to fight back against the things in this level that do injure you. The chances of you dying in this level (elevator moment aside) are very, very low and it's actually much less lethal than most other levels.

Have you done the Gimble sidequest? I was glad I completed it before Ocean House; it gave me a little taste of how dark and twisted Bloodlines could get before I had to survive that place.

(It's actually a bit hard for me to get a sense of where you are in the game since the sidequests can be completed in any order and I don't know which ones you're doing.)

. . . but you made it out alive! Congratulations! ^^ The next really scary - and mandatory - moment isn't until you reach Hollywood.

I'm also getting this weird grapihcal error at The Pier.

What exactly is the graphics error you're getting? If playing around with the video settings doesn't fix it, you might be able to get around it through the console. Though if it's only at the Pier, it shouldn't be that big of a deal; you should be done with everything you need to do there.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-04-03 01:34 am (UTC)

It made me jump so many times, and >_< I got so I was expecting things to happen and they didn't, and then when I decide I went the wrong-way I would turn around and catch the girl running down the hall!

I caught the axe-murderer at the begining! Made me decide I needed my blinds open as to not be playing it in a dimly-lit room...I don't know if I caught the light going out, but I remember when I first entered (before the chandiler fell) I saw a lamp shade rolling on the ground and footsteps.

The kitchen I was kinda expecting after having been assauted with paint-cans & when the skillet flew-off the counter. I wasn't expecting the burners to light and it to last so long! I was scared when the girl ran in front of me. The lights blowing made me jump almost each time. The knocking in the basement, and the laughter while in the elevator too.

I jumped-off the balcony to get-out faster [I was scared the stairs would break again]! As I was leaving I looked down the hall and I swear I saw a flicker of blue. I took to carrying the baseball bat so as to swing at the things that flew at me to avoid the damage. The part where you get the locket was so lovely! I loved how the sun glowed through the windows!

I went in the room, and heard the shuffling, so I looked and saw a figure with the axe. I decided to use Auspex and it even had a aura! It even showed as having a aura up until I walked-ver it and it disappeared! I just dodged the elevator, then it took me awhile to figure out how to get-out of the shaft.

I didn't know the elevator got called-up! I went through the flames/exploding things too.

I use Auspex when I'm sneaking. I used it at the box-cars though and it showed me one thug, but I approuched took him out, and was being attacked by another. I'm stuck after I planted the explosives now D: I don't know how to escape. I ether make it outside & get killed by the Sabbat vampire, or get shot-up, or the time runs-out ;___; I use Celerity a lot during fire-fights, or if I am running from enemies. I used it during the firght with the Asian vampire too, and dodges a lot of his sword swings (he was hard though!). I try to use Presense, but I only have lvl.1 in it and it doesn't do much good for the blood it costs. I use Blood Buff during melee.

I thought it interesting that the 2 explosion parts do just enough damage to make your on the brink. I think Ocean House is one of the best game levels I have ever played! [definatly the most scarey!]

Yes I did! I was actually expecting him to be like that from his response to "I'm a old friend" and my exploration of his 'office'. The blood everywheres and the insane clippings & notes on the walls [i.e. the clown with 'dad' written on it]. What I wasn't expecting was him wielding a arm D: [did you peek-in at what was left of McGee?].

When I slashed the paintings I did it purposely in order of the story o_o; [Toreadors!]

I am doing the Sabbat Warehouse quest, and have planted the explosives but keep failing at escaping. [I can't do Carnival of Murder, due to The Pier glitches I think]

Hollywood is sexy :3
As you can see here, it stretches objects and impares my sight while down there. Then if I don't quit & reload I will keep getting the errors for the rest of Santa Monica! [which happened when I went to The Dinner the first time]. I am also getting the glitch at the door to the manhole to Ocean House. I tried monkeying with the settings, and even reinstalled DirectX like the FAQ from Activision, but it doesn't help any.

And console?

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I will also say I still distingush Jeanette from Therese as they/she is Malkavian, and also in regards to it being a split personality caused by a traumatic event. I luckily saved Jeanette though! [I liked her best] I still don't get how the left eye changes colour though.

Edited at 2008-04-03 06:24 am (UTC)
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-04-14 01:47 am (UTC)
I got so I was expecting things to happen and they didn't

That happened to me, too.

The part where you get the locket was so lovely! I loved how the sun glowed through the windows!

I did, too! (And it's the only sun you ever see in the game . . .)

dev had a tough time with the Asian vampire, too.

I think Ocean House is one of the best game levels I have ever played!

Agreed!

[did you peek-in at what was left of McGee?].

Yes, I did. Also went into the cell with . It was pretty gruesome. Poor guy. >_>

I'm glad you fixed the glitches.

And console?

The console is the command line that lets you tinker with the game while playing. Using it is generally considered cheating, but there are a few glitches (mostly near the end of the game) where you might need it. To activate the console add " -console" without the quote and with the space at the end of the 'target' line of your Bloodlines desktop shortcut. It should look something like this:

"c:\...\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire.exe" -console

Every time you start the game through the shortcut, the console will be available. To turn the command window off and on, use the tilde key (~). Type 'cmdlist' into the window to bring up a list of all commands. 'noclip' lets you pass through walls and doors and is what you use should a door that's suppose to open get stuck. (It tends to happen a lot on a certain door in the endgame.) Type it once to turn it on and type it again to turn it off.

I still don't get how the left eye changes colour though.

It changes colour? I never noticed that. Then again, I can't see the irises. :p

The only thing you have to do at the Pier is see the body to continue your 'Carnival of Death' quests. There's also some foreshadowing at the Pier, but it's not necessary for you to see it for storyline purposes. Sort-of spoiler: When you first turn to face the stairs that lead onto the Pier, you can see a wolf running in the background. It's Beckett.

(I can't remember the coding to change the text colour. x_x)

Edited at 2008-04-14 01:49 am (UTC)
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-04-03 06:18 am (UTC)
Now I'm in Downtown (I wish I had known sooner that I could squeeze between the box-cars and escape not only from the gunfire but from that Sabbat)! I've spoken to the 'sqeaky' Regent (he seems to be dressed in vinyl, and thus probably makes squeaky noises when he walks :3), and taken the 'Epidemic' quest. I also spoke to Venus and taken the 'eliminate Boris' quest [and Patty is annoying]. I am now at The Last Round [after taking the 'Elizabeth Dane' quest].

I also still have the 'Carnival of Murder' quest & the 'Mudd Hunt' one.

I hope I don't have to do much at The Pier as I have no idea what to do about the glitchs...I am also glad I'm not playing a Nosferatu and have to go in the sewers due to the glitchs.

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