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Community Spotlight: What Clan Will You Play in the World of Darkness MMO?

Posted by MikeB Thursday October 7 2010 at 5:28PM
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This week's Community Spotlight focuses on the thread "World of Darkness MMO... What clan will you play?" by Souldrainer. CCP recently unveiled the World of Darkness MMO that they've been working on for some time now and fans are already excited. While the game isn't due out for some time, there's nothing wrong with a little wishful thinking. To that end, Souldrainer uses his thread to poll the community on the clan they hope to play as in the WoD MMO:

"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clans_in_Vampire:_the_Masquerade

So... with all of the options open to you, whatcha' gonna' pick?"

CactusJack is more of a Werewolf fan, and (unsurprisingly) prefers the bestial Gangrel, though he feels the Toreador and Ventrue are worthy candidates as well:

"Not sure what i'd play...i played tabletop Werewolf more than V:TM. I did play V:TM on PC and it was great. I personally am hoping for werewolves as well and I would choose a Silent Strider or Get of Fenris. I think all of these changed in the second Garou book..i played the first one. As for playing a vamp...i liked gangrels but for rp'ing a Ventrue or a Toredor seems like fun. I think they all will be balanced combat wise so it really won't matter..hopefully.

I too am disgusted at the lack of combat ability of the werewolves on TrueBlood. It's a good show, but that was a bit surprising..and for them to be subservient to vamps....bah. I scoff at the notion. I imagine crafting will be something quite interesting in this game as well....with all the different talisman's and fetishes i can remember from the werewolf series.

We shall see."

Adamantine prefers the Toreador:

"For the moment, my most likely choice is Toreador.

At least thats what I ended up playing in VtMB - very good social skills, and very good combat skills.

Of course, I guess you can play multiple characters, so I'm going to have other clans as well.

Malkavian, Nosferatu and Tremere are no-brainers in that respect.

Tzimisce might be interesting too, depending upon how they are implemented - I think its quite hard to implement them well."

The thread's OP, Souldrainer, prefers the Lasombra or the flesh-crafting Tzimisce:

"Like others have said, your clan is basically your character race.  I actually favor Requiem over the Masquerade due to the faction breakdown, but I love the Sabbat, and when it comes to Werewolves and Mages, I prefer the OWOD over the NWOD.

Assuming that Vamps will be the only playable genre at launch, I am going either Tzimisce or Lasombra.  The former clan is so utterly alien and Darwinian that they push the boundaries of brutality, while the latter is basically Ventrue's badass cousin, and happens to be the clan of my most successful LARP character (and it was a real meat grinder LARP... reaching 50 exp was godly).  If Sabbat is not playable, I will have to settle for a Nos Anarch ;)

When mages and Werewolves join the fray,  I will probably roll Red Talon tribe.  Shh... they are suspected of eating (burp) humans."

My three favorite IPs are Star Wars, World of Darkness, and Marvel comics (well, Batman from DC too!), so it should come as no surprise that I am pretty excited to see what CCP does with their MMO treatment of the franchise. As for what clan I would like to play in World of Darkness, I lean a bit towards the more independent clans such as the Assamite, Ravnos, and Setite. From the Camarilla, the always interesting (and challenging!) to play Malkavian and the blue-blooded Ventrue are some of my favorites.

What clan do you hope to play in the World of Darkness MMO? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Blackhound writes:

If I really had my pick, I'd play an Orpheus agent. Sure, it's suicidal, but it's better than dying a monster. Or is it?

Sat Oct 09 2010 10:52PM Report
Blackhound writes:

It strikes me I missed answering the question during my musings. Nagaraja.

Sat Oct 09 2010 10:54PM Report
Scot writes:
The OP does realise we won’t get all those clans in the game right? Its extremely unlikely that Sabbat clans are going to go to the ball with Camirlla ones. They could go for a faction based game but that would need a lot of extra development. I recon they will go for establishment versus anarch PvP. That way there will not only be less Clans to flesh out but they will quest in the same city. Camarilla and Sabbat would just be at each others throat constantly.
 
Also no werewolves or mages, but down the line the game could add them on. I would see that working in a RvR way. Werewolves having strongholds in the wilds and trying to get into the city or even ala Monster Play in Lotro. Mages would be more easy to put in the city with a normal quest framework.
Sun Oct 10 2010 4:26AM Report
Pantheos writes:

Mages will not be true to the book, mages can do far far to many things than can be controlled through the coding of an mmo, it'd simply be insane. So expect mages at least to be far different with rotes having control of what you can do when and if they are released as playable.

 

As for the game... I doubt I'll play it if they release it with just vamps. I never saw the appeal in playing a vamp really, they just don't interest me. If my girlfriend makes me play with her (likely) then I'll probably end up making a Brujah Mafioso.

Sun Oct 10 2010 2:35PM Report
Jermatoo writes:

I'll problaby go Tremere since they were my favorite clan in Masquerade.

Fri Oct 15 2010 2:50AM Report

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