Very minor spoilers for some characters and stories in Vampyr
Don’t worry about the tequila she said. Don’t need dexterity she said.
What?! The Pridwen guards? They were a minor interruption between conversations, surely!
Maybe not after tequila. My bad. Sorry.
If by “conversations” you mean “me saying ‘Oh you’ve got to be KIDDING me'” then yes.
Here was my playing session. “Oh you’ve got to be KIDDING me” will be represented by *****
OK! Got Mortimer’s note. So THAT’S why that hideout was locked before. Got it. OK, give the note to Mortimer, talk talk. Interesting! I’ll blog about that later! This is going well! Off to Whitechapel!
OK, let’s see there’s a place I can zoop up there and what’s that? ***** a FEROCIOUS SKAL? And I’m dead. OK, not that way. Go around. Oh! Good! This is the way to that headquarters! Productive! Oh, hey, a guard. OK, fine, only level 12, I can do this and ***** he’s got friends and I’m dead. That’s OK, I’ll respawn and ***** right by the FEROCIOUS SKAL and I’m dead. That’s OK, that’s fine. I’ll be more careful going towards the headquarters. OK, fight, fight, ***** I’m almost dead, gotta run and ***** I’m all turned around and PHEW! A door! Maybe this is the headquarters!
***** this isn’t the headquarters. The fuck IS this? ***** a person in danger? The kind that’ll die if I leave? But everything here is tough! Well, whatever. Up up up and ***** level 13 dudes and I’m dead. Well, can’t turn back now. Fight, fight, hey I’m winning and ***** I fell through a hole in the floor? I NEEDED TO BE UP THERE! I’ll zoop back and ***** there’s no zoop point? OK, fine I’ll fight this LEVEL 14 guy instead. Phew. Rescued the guy.
(At this point there is ACTUAL CONVERSATION. With an ACTUAL CITIZEN.)
OK, go back, kill other things, get hint. Fine. OK! Back to the headquarters! I’m outside and fight fight so close and ***** I’m gonna die and ***** I’m dead. OK, fine and ***** my spawn point is RIGHT AT THE DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GUARDS????
(At this juncture, there was swearing, there was a lot more fighting and dying and ***** and all that, but I WON! And I went to the gates of the headquarters and peered through and….)
***** level SIXTEEN GUYS?
Went toward the quest objective. Got lost. Needed to save. Decided to find the hideout. Put a marker. Found the hideout. Couldn’t get in.
Eventually found the door.
Decided “fuck this.”
That was my session.
Quite the conversation heavy session.
I did get Mortimer’s note! And met that sleazy guy in the place that was decidedly not headquarters!
OK, that was not my experience of Whitechapel at all. Maybe we went into it from different gates or something? Or…you know, I don’t think I talked to Mortimer recently, so I didn’t come here looking for headquarters, I came here looking for information on Nurse Crane. Maybe the quests you have active influence the things you meet?
Because I strolled on in, saw some Priwen Guards who were level 12-14…fought them, had some close calls, but nothing major. Strolled further, avoided a few higher level things I saw from a distance, found a bunch of people to talk to about Nurse Crane. Talked to a bunch of people about Nurse Crane, and other things that came up in conversation. That was pretty much it.
I’d question whether we’re even in the same district, but I’m pretty sure there’s only one Whitechapel.
Anyway, I’m sorry for that horror show you experienced, but I had no idea!
No no, the headquarters was for Thelma’s quest.
I’ll explain my playthrough more clearly.
First, I did Mortimer’s quest, which had nothing to do with Whitechapel at all, and involved the safe house/apartment that was off towards the pharmacy/docks. This went fine. I found his suicide note and gave it back to him instead of his mother. You do that?
THEN I went to the clusterfuck that is Whitechapel.
The headquarters was Thelma’s quest, the crazy lady. You do any of that yet? Anyway, if you have, FYI, there is a door there that leads to a bit called “Abandoned Investment Property” that has skals and a dude. You do that?
THEN I said fuck it and headed off towards the main quest. I’m in the safe house by the main quest.
You must not have swerved off the beaten path to find Thelma’s shit. How far down Thelma’s path are you?
Ah, that explains much. I did not swerve off the beaten path to do anything for either Thelma or Mortimer. I know I have things to do for them (I know about his suicide note, etc.) but I have not pursued any of them.
I stuck to the main quest. Which apparently is where all the tequila-friendly conversations and none of the terrible fighting was located.
Ah. Well, I have Mortimer’s note (or he does). That one is very straightforward.
As for Thelma….where are you in that quest? Have you done anything? Cuz I’m on step two…..
I also take it you have not found an abandoned property and saved a sleaze bag landlord from Skals……
Man, why is it the conversations we have where we’re all “Wait, what….did you….but you….huh?” are the rare times we’re actually kinda sorta in the same place? When you haven’t even played in three weeks because you’ve been done forever, we talk like we’re doing the same thing.
FYI, those investigations do lead to mad XP and cash. Though I haven’t actually bought anything at all, so I’m not that excited about the cash.
I haven’t bought anything either. I’m saving up for when I need a bunch of tonic ingredients or weapon upgrade parts, which I figure will happen at some point. I also haven’t sold anything because I was spooked by that warning to “be careful what you sell, you might need it later,” so basically I’m just completely ignoring anyone who has any trade-related options. So much for that mechanic, game!
I have not done anything with Thelma’s quest since I found the dudes watching the hospital. I’ll get to it, I’ve just been busy distributing fatigue cures (which I like to think are mostly cocaine, although that’s not officially listed among the crafting ingredients) and talking to a lot of people.
So we are in the same place with her. Did you find the note about the headquarters of the Priwen? Cuz that’s what made my life unpleasant yesterday. I killed those two dudes across the street from the hospital. There was a note. The note leads to annoyance.
I haven’t spent money because I’ve forgotten there is such a thing as a trade mechanic. Maybe some dude has a shotgun. I’ll check.
Milton the ambulance driver does sell guns. I glanced at them early on, but I don’t remember if there was a shotgun among them. They were very expensive for me at the time, but may not be anymore if you just got some wads of cash.
I don’t know if I have wads of cash! It’s all relative. I’ve been getting rewards and picking up money, but I have no idea how much anything costs!
I might be rich! WHO KNOWS?
I found five shillings in a new hideout last time I played. I’m sure that adds up…but to what? WHO KNOWS?!
This was before decimal currency, so it was what, 20 shillings to the pound? I must have a few pounds by now, but how much does a pound buy on the black market in 1918 London during a public health crisis? WHO KNOWS?!
You go shopping and keep me informed.
Too late. There’s about twelve billion frustrating Kevins between me and the merchant. I shall never know.
It’s not Friday, but did you find the note about vampire sex and reproduction?
I did not! Well, I’ll have something to look forward to if I play tonight.
It might have been in Mortimer’s flat. Why some random kid would be reading about vampire sex is beyond me.
(Insert joke here.)
Kids interested in vampire sex? The idea! Must be a weird 1918 perversion. Kids these days would never read something like that.
Just went to Wegmans for the first time since February. Little crowded, but you must respect a store where you can get all your groceries, jumbo packs of toilet paper and all the booze you could possibly want in one trip.
And, as our readers know, all the booze we could possibly want is a lot of booze.
Ever been there? You’d like it. The cheese section puts everywhere else (and their prices) to shame.
I have never been. They aren’t near us. I am intrigued by the cheese and booze, though!
Dude, they even put booze all throughout the store. Want cheese? Don’t want to walk all the way over there for wine? DONE!
Granola bars? Need wine? DONE!
It should be a business model everyone should adopt, really. Just put wine in every aisle.
They even put wine next to the tequila and rum!
I checked. When I bought tequila and rum. And wine.
They even had wine…..IN THE WINE AISLE!
How can you beat that?
But in all seriousness, they had wine…..in the bakery.
I love it. I absolutely love it.
“Wine emporium, now with a bunch of other stuff you may also want to buy!”
The downside is that it is easy for one to get a trifle carried away……
As downsides go, that one seems acceptable. Especially this year.