Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:35 AM
A Skyrim Vampirism Overhaul Mod by Jakisthe and MofoMojo
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:39 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:40 AM
Wow, at last! after waiting for months.. this awesome mod is out. You should decorate the front page more.
EDIT: T_T not 1st
You should also tell what is the different from this mod. Compatible or not.
similar to your mod and it has a feature that could turn NPC to vamp. But hey, I like the spells from yours ^^ a lot
Edited by xp32, 15 May 2012 - 03:48 AM.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:13 AM
Edit: Did your team and yourself create this to be "balanced" or is it just for funzies? Will track for now..
Edited by slanderous, 15 May 2012 - 04:16 AM.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:15 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:28 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:30 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:03 AM
But what with garlic? This is probably my only problem with features of this mod...
Edited by FlexBcarrier, 15 May 2012 - 05:12 AM.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:38 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:16 AM
-Garlic is actually fairly minor. You simply can't feed or force sleep on someone sleeping. It also deals damage, but the damage is gradual, noted, and really, who carries that much garlic on their character?
-The other vampire mods I've found (I've done a LOT of research on this) mostly just alter the vampire stages. They add a few spells, mess with the stats. Maybe a quest. Stuff like that, I've seen.
We've completely rebuilt the vampire. You are required to feed to sustain your life+progress, with your satiation directly tied to how much damage you take from the sun, how much certain spells cost, etc. You also grow considerably stronger as you don't feed, but people are increasingly likely to attack you on sight (which is dynamic, based on hunger, distance, and vampire level), and bounty hunters will be after your head. Previous mods made feeding a quirk that vampires could do - for our mod, it's integral to the experience and allows for a much more fluid balance between being a monster and a human. Vampires are not blood mages, they're not gods, they're vampires.
-You're not just given a few random powers to make you stronger; every power you receive is multi-use, tiered, works in tandem with the others powers, and are largely utility based. For instance, one of our spells allows you to extinguish carried torces or wall sconces, with higher levels also restoring magicka. This does no direct damage, but it facilitates stealth from good planning, confuses guards, and allows you to naturally be the hunger you are meant to be. Higher levels, well, better aim means there's basically no cost, so have at it! They're also 100% based in the past +2000 years of vampire lore, of which I read at least a dozen academic papers on in making the mod base to start. If you have any questions as to the origin of a spell, ask away
-This has gone through extremely extensive balancing. The theory behind the mod took around a month and a half, then 3 months of constant testing by MM and I, then a closed beta with 12 different testers, all of whom filled out a [rather lengthy] report at the end of the beta. We took that input, and have spent the last 2 weeks or so refining it further.
-Making vampires from NPCs is in the works. Every other mod I've looked at, when you make a vampire, it doesn't do much beyond dictate that the NPCs have the vampire race tag; they still do everything they did before, but they're now vampires. Although it's not currently implemented in this first release, we are working on a fear+NPC vampire AI overhaul which actually makes them ACT like vampires, complete with hiding from guards, expanding their own powers, possibly leaving their homes, and even taking sides against or with the player as they infect entire towns. This is very much in development, but you will be create vampires in our full plans.
-This has absolutely no conflicts with any mods besides those that alter the vampires in Skyrim and possibly ones which alter NPC loot tables.
Overall, this represents 5 months of constant work/balancing, a 61 pg thread, over 1000 emails between MM and I, a private beta, and a LOT of competitor and vampire history research.
Edited by Jakisthe, 15 May 2012 - 06:29 AM.