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PostSubject: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:38 pm

The title says it all. So I'll end my post here.

Haha, right, me not go on forever? Who am I, La Monte Young?

Anyways, I was reading those wonderful new rules for Haggle that you implemented, and I thought to myself... "self, hasn't there been quite a few instances in games where you ended up becoming ungodlishly wealthy, but ended up not having anything to spend it on? ...yes."

So I was wondering what sort of things could be implemented for Haggle-heavy characters, so that they feel like they're really getting their money's worth with that feat. Get it? Money's worth? ...put the gun away, puns are god's gift to the world.

So here are some ideas, most of them probably impossible. Of course, if you throw enough cheetos at a hobo, eventually one of them will land in his mouth.


1) HENCHMEN! Yes henchmen, kind of like that companion mod, except they cost money! There could be cheaper ones, low level street thugs with tanktops and knives. Mid-range henchmen could be just like the street thugs, but better equipped (because you bought them shiney new guns!). And of course high-level types like mobsters, ex-cops, merceneries, and Murphy Brown. Perhaps you only hire them for a while, with some sort of timer denoting how soon until they leave (though they'll never leave in the middle of a mission, that would just be rude! only allow them to leave if you're in a hub or similar type of non-questy area). Or maybe you hire them permanently... or until they die. This would be great for those people who are playing a severely social/mental-oriented character.

2) Call-a-taxi. There is that wonderful taxi in game, but sometimes it's just a pain in the ass to walk out of the club, through a loading screen, and down the street to him (plus I hear that driver is VERY MYSTERIOUS, and that's hella creepy). What this would do is, perhaps it adds a cel-phone item to your inventory. You click on it, and it opens up the taxi-map thing that teleports you to other areas. It could be used when you're in a hub, an asylum, a haven, and any other place where you could logically just casually stroll out of there (no combat zones or things like that, that would be cheating!). It seems frivilous, and of course it is; it's really just a way to avoid loading screens that aren't doing anything but getting in your way. The price would be low-ish due to it's frivilous nature (and because taxis don't really cost that much).

3) Plastic surgeory. I'm sure you're thinking "right... you've lost me." But hear me out! The hooker was allready stuffed full of teddy bears when I finished stuffing her orifices with teddy bears! ...I mean, have a Tzimisce (more friendly than that OTHER Tzimisce) move into town. When you go talk to him, he offers to alter you for a set price. No custom jobs though, all he really does is alter your appearance to another clan's skin, and perhaps he could even change your gender. Again, this is another frivilous thing...except maybe the gender swap (something to do with seduction I would imagine). If you're wondering where to stick him, you could have him go to that place with the prosthetics nut, after you complete that mission.

4) Invest in clubs. Yeah, talk to the owner, and with high enough finance you can essentially make any club just like the uh... conffessions place, where you show up periodically to pick up a wad of cash. Really adds to the problem of having too much money though. Of course if you successfuly implement money-wasting ideas, then you also need to have more steady sources of cash. Heck, maybe you could become a pimp and get money from hookers. Now there's something... getting money AND blood from hookers...

5) Live-in hooker. You buy a hooker, and she hangs out at your haven. Because you spoil her with good food and vitamin suppluments, she has really bitchin' blood, and frequently refills your refrigerator with bags of her own blood! Don't ask me where the blood comes out of her though, unless you want to start screaming and never stop.

6) A car. Yeah, you buy a car, and it sits outside of your haven. You can look at it and feel wealthy. Maybe keep stuff in the trunk.

7) Money as a weapon. A big fat wad of cash that you can hit people with. I have officially run out of ideas and am just being stupid now.

Cool Oh wait! You could buy girls drinks at the bar to make seducing them easier. Hah, I still had a good idea left in me!

9) Is that a roll of quarters in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

10) I wanted to put ten things, because it's nice and complete-feeling. Like the commandments. Or virginity.


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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:02 pm

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The title says it all. So I'll end my post here.

Haha, right, me not go on forever? Who am I, La Monte Young?

Anyways, I was reading those wonderful new rules for Haggle that you implemented, and I thought to myself... "self, hasn't there been quite a few instances in games where you ended up becoming ungodlishly wealthy, but ended up not having anything to spend it on? ...yes."

So I was wondering what sort of things could be implemented for Haggle-heavy characters, so that they feel like they're really getting their money's worth with that feat. Get it? Money's worth? ...put the gun away, puns are god's gift to the world.

So here are some ideas, most of them probably impossible. Of course, if you throw enough cheetos at a hobo, eventually one of them will land in his mouth.

3) Plastic surgeory. I'm sure you're thinking "right... you've lost me." But hear me out! The hooker was allready stuffed full of teddy bears when I finished stuffing her orifices with teddy bears! ...I mean, have a Tzimisce (more friendly than that OTHER Tzimisce) move into town. When you go talk to him, he offers to alter you for a set price. No custom jobs though, all he really does is alter your appearance to another clan's skin, and perhaps he could even change your gender. Again, this is another frivilous thing...except maybe the gender swap (something to do with seduction I would imagine). If you're wondering where to stick him, you could have him go to that place with the prosthetics nut, after you complete that mission.

Cool Oh wait! You could buy girls drinks at the bar to make seducing them easier. Hah, I still had a good idea left in me!

9) Is that a roll of quarters in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

10) I wanted to put ten things, because it's nice and complete-feeling. Like the commandments. Or virginity.


-Foxi.


3. and 8. are actuallu good ideas. As for the Tzimisce, well... Hell lot of work. Not going to happen. I would like to see that, though. Maybe inducing ADHD in Zer0 or Childe of Malkav would help Laughing

8 could be doable, but it's not me to decide. What do the developers think?
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:01 pm

"Too much money, nothing to buy."? That has never, ever happened to anyone in real life :/
I havnt had that issue with vtmb-false life either since CE got that learn by mail school, and I hope and believe that TFN has a solution for thick wallets too. Lots of talk about shops lately?

Here's another one:
11, pay some police ghoul lots of money, and he/she arranges a masqerade redemption.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:09 pm

Ringo wrote:

Here's another one:
11, pay some police ghoul lots of money, and he/she arranges a masqerade redemption.


Now THAT is a great idea. I'm kind of jealous that I didn't think of it. Damn you.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:25 am

Seconded. Only we would need somebody with recording equipment and doughnut-heavy voice for dialog lines. Laughing
Seriously, that could solve the problem with lack of Redemptions later in the game, especially if the Hunter flocking to the Violation site mechanism gets implemented.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:53 am

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The title says it all. So I'll end my post here.

3) Plastic surgeory. I'm sure you're thinking "right... you've lost me." But hear me out! The hooker was allready stuffed full of teddy bears when I finished stuffing her orifices with teddy bears! ...I mean, have a Tzimisce (more friendly than that OTHER Tzimisce) move into town. When you go talk to him, he offers to alter you for a set price. No custom jobs though, all he really does is alter your appearance to another clan's skin, and perhaps he could even change your gender. Again, this is another frivilous thing...except maybe the gender swap (something to do with seduction I would imagine). If you're wondering where to stick him, you could have him go to that place with the prosthetics nut, after you complete that mission.

And there should be a chance he messes up, and you end looking like a Nossie affraid

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4) Invest in clubs. Yeah, talk to the owner, and with high enough finance you can essentially make any club just like the uh... conffessions place, where you show up periodically to pick up a wad of cash. Really adds to the problem of having too much money though. Of course if you successfuly implement money-wasting ideas, then you also need to have more steady sources of cash. Heck, maybe you could become a pimp and get money from hookers. Now there's something... getting money AND blood from hookers....

Why not become a hooker yourself?

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5) Live-in hooker. You buy a hooker, and she hangs out at your haven. Because you spoil her with good food and vitamin suppluments, she has really bitchin' blood, and frequently refills your refrigerator with bags of her own blood! Don't ask me where the blood comes out of her though, unless you want to start screaming and never stop.

What would Heather say, if you did this?
O.K. I won't ask. I might have a theory of course... Well I won't say... Perhaps...
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8 ) Oh wait! You could buy girls drinks at the bar to make seducing them easier. Hah, I still had a good idea left in me!

Wouldn't that involve drinking with them, before you can drink off them. If I recall the rules right, you could do it, but you'd have to spend a bloodpoint for it. Or you'd need a certain amount of dexterity to be able to fake drinking.

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9) Is that a roll of quarters in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

I don't get this one... Embarassed

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10) I wanted to put ten things, because it's nice and complete-feeling. Like the commandments. Or virginity.


-Foxi.

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P.S. Certainly I got #9 lol! So don't bother explaining...

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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:34 pm

Childe of Malkav wrote:

And there should be a chance he messes up, and you end looking like a Nossie affraid


Yes! Yes! Yes!
That's an awesome idea man! Imagine the reaction of a Ventrue or Tremere... Not to mention a Toreador lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Would that disable Samantha later in the game?

Also how would the Prince/Sherrif react? Generally greatly altering your appearance would illicit some reaction, especially when there is a war with the Sabbat.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:55 am

PC: Samantha! Nice too see you again! Look how I have changed! *Nossie model*
Samantha: *heart attack*
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:59 am

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PC: Samantha! Nice too see you again! Look how I have changed! *Nossie model*
Samantha: *heart attack*
Result in game terms: Masquerade redemption for geting Samantha off the phone, Humanity loss for killing innocent person, Masquerade violation for being seen in Nossie form by every other guest in the restaurant...

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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:32 am

Nosies could really use Mask of a thousand feces... oops, I mean faces.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:03 am

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Nosies could really use Mask of a thousand feces... oops, I mean faces.

Would you like to analize this? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Luckily, I'm more inclined to Grout than Freud. So I don't have to... pig

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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:10 pm

Yeah, I wish my mother gave a shit.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:51 pm

↑ It's a joke. Laugh. ↑
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:08 pm

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↑ It's a joke. Laugh. ↑

Ha, ha, ha Sleep

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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:26 pm

A snore of joy, I'm saved.
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:46 pm

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↑ It's a joke. Laugh. ↑
OMG!!!! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Too much money, nothing to buy.   Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:47 pm

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