WHY THE FUCK AM I GETTING A REPUTATION DECREASE FOR KILLING BANDITS THAT KEEP TRYING/HITTING WOMEN.
Also have I fucked up:
>Kept the schmowder
>Told the kid that was hiding the butcher that if he helped the butcher escape I would do him a favor in 4 days
>Figured out Simon was infected by Isidor
>Told the one medic figure hiding at the Kains that he needed to dispose of the body and take decon precautions and be prepared for another outbreak
>Told Victor Kain of the singer's corpse found in her house, opted not to arrest her, but keep an eye on her.
>Been selling trinkits for food and shit
Am I doing good?
I'm on day 1 with the Bachelor right now and I've exhausted all my talking options with the Mistresses and I'm not sure what to do now. Also they said I need to destroy some poison the kids made in a building by a stair ruin. I have no clue where the fuck that is and they said I can see it from the second story of the Inn but there's no windows there
Really digging the atmosphere of the game so far though
>I have no clue where the fuck that is and they said I can see it from the second story of the Inn but there's no windows there
You can't actually see it, it's just another way of saying it's nearby. It's in the middle portion fo the map, right across the bridge from where you and Eva are staying. If your looking at the stair ruins from the map, it's directly south. Just try all the doors until you get inside one, and then go upstairs.
Don't sell the schmowder to Anna when she says she will buy it from you to be destroyed. The description says you may need it.
this isnt as easy as dark souls
you should start batchelor first he gets less hardcore start
ripper is considered hard by ruskies so you know...
ripper first day (finished it 2 days ago) goes like this: kill / chase dogboy, cure guy in the cementary (now normal folk will stop attacking but not guards), go to your father house, kill 2 guards near aspiary ( for key)kill guard near the house entrance (use 3 bullets total) tallk to the boy there, talk kids again and graff. go talk to batchelor and day is done. go railway and kill 4 guys there get the sawn off shotgun.
Ripper is hardcore - you know what to do but you still will get shat on.
I thought they were people who randomly attacked women because they thought the women were shape shifters or agra-magyaks or whatever the steppe monsters made of wood that suck your guts out are called.
so im stuck on day 3 of bachelors story.
i told the girl who is in contact with the butchers that olgimsky will no longer hunt them down, she said she dispatched 3 butchers to get the tissue i need for rubin. its given me no more info on what to do and theres nothing new marked. i've been trying to look around for what the fuck i need to do and i cant find any fucking information. when i hit Q the only thing added is "The Skinners District is contaminated. I hope one of the thee Butchers the Aspity dispatched there will be able to return with a suitable specimen. no time to procrastinate." no fucking idea what to do next as i cant kill anyone in the skinners district and i dont know where to get the required tissue.
>get told that I will die by nightfall which is in four hours unless I can figure out the identity of the killer demon
>lady doesn't give me any help whatsoever
Is this scripted for day 1 or did I really get a bad RNG for my very first playthrough?
Pathologic is one of those games where its excused to look at the walkthrough. Do everyone you possibly can do in a day, and then look at the walkthrough. You'll at least be pointed in the right direction.
thats the problem. everything im finding doesnt help at all. i found one guide on some website that i have to fucking pay a subscription too just to use.
im completely at the mercy of anyone in these threads for help on this thing.
i can find videos of people playing bachelor in further days but its on the original release and they went about it so differently that when i find the spot im stuck at i cant tell what the fuck happens.
ill be here when/if any anon wants to explain what in the name of unholy fuck im supposed to do. cause if not then i guess im done here and andrey dies.
Go to the infected area that's just left of the apiary and look for guards standing next to butcher corpses. One of them will say that it's victim was taken to the cemetery. quicksave just to be sure. Go there and you'll find three guards about to burn a corpse. If you don't have the money to bribe them they'll attack you, so back out as fast as you can and you'll be safe to collect the sample later
I just passed that bullshit
I wont spoil anything, just go to those points
This game is something else. I don't think a game with such basic gameplay has ever kept my attention as well as this. I am pumped for the remake if it captures as well as this HD version.
I just finished day 1 and am pumped to learn the history behind the worm, the butchers, why the riot in their factory home.
I know that at some point the russian military comes in with hazmat suits and shit to cleanse the city.
nigga what the fuck have you been doing then
You just need to stop fucking around, go to those points and then when they direct you to the cementery just go fucking fast to it, tell the faggots to fuck off and return again sanic speed.
You can do it, but you need to be fast and not fuck around trading
>nigga what the fuck have you been doing then
LOOKING FOR WHAT THE FUCK TO DOOOO
and mismanaging my saving.
but mainly trying to figure this fucking game out without outside assistance.
hey im trying to play this but the music keeps cutting out
like it'll play for like 4 seconds then silence for like a minute then another 4 seconds of music, what do i do?
tried googling to no avail pls halp
>WHY THE FUCK AM I GETTING A REPUTATION DECREASE FOR KILLING BANDITS THAT KEEP TRYING/HITTING WOMEN.
You are not killing bandits: you are killing regular citizens who are participating on "just" witch hunt. Even if it feels wrong to you, the citizens are getting pissed at you for doing it.
>Am I doing good?
Yeah, actually. Sounds you are doing very well. You missed on an opportunity to make quite a lot of dosh by killing the Butcher, but what you have done was probably more "human" decision.
>Hate to be that guy, but what game is this?
Pathologic HD classic - a game from 2005 that just got re-release with a proper translation (original release from 2005 had almost game-breaking bad english localization).
If you want to know more, it's a survival adventure about three people trying to survive for 12 days in a city hit by a terrible plague, set in "pseudo-russia" roughly on the level of end of 19th century. It's generally agreed to be one of the biggest cases of "incredibly rough gem's" and to many of us, an absolute cult classic, but to say it's rough around the edges would be a massive understament.
>yeah, im currently exiting the cemetery at 21:36
You should be fine: just do things as quick as possible.
You'll probably get attacked by the guard - back off, the game will fade away and you'll appear at Saburov's house. Talk to him, then make a dash for the cemetary again, collect the blood sample, and make a B-line for Rubin's place. Talk to him, use the microscope, talk to him again, and you are done.
Just go right back to sleep again. You can do it any time. Just make sure that you finished the quest of the day unless you want
your Adherents to get fucked up.
Also, Adherents sounds way better than Bound. I kinda hope they change it back in the remake.
>I've done everything I feel I possibly can, but I can only sleep for 6 hours.
You can only sleep for 6 hours in a row. That said, you can always take a walk between, visit the theatre if it's after midnight, go hunt some thugs or something.
Otherwise, you sleep for 6 hours, then you sleep for six more.
Try re-instal, verify the games cache, and if that still does not work, contact IPL about it. I've checked the forums and the steam group, nobody seems to be reporting similar issues, so it might be a unique or rare bug - in that case getting official support is probably the only thing you can do. IPL are generally fairly quick to respond.
I just realized what this game is: It's a much more depressing and serious version of the later Persona games.
Tell me I'm wrong. On that topic, posting best girl.
From Skidrow page: To fix the sound error, just go to the game folder, open _CommonRedist\OpenAL\126.96.36.199. and install it.
So you can try that.
You should really support the studio though. Every time you pirate Pathologic, you make Capella cry.
>Is he important?
Ahhh, YEAH. He is your bound.
The quest was there, there is a quest of the day on EVERY day. Did you not read the letter that Saburov send you early in the morning? He send you a very urgent note. Or did you not think of stepping by to Saburov to see how are things going?
If any one of your Bound die, you're locked into the bad ending. Press T to tell who they are.
Every day has a quest, but some of them aren't given to you at first - make sure to talk to everyone and check a guide if you're still not getting anywhere.
If you press L, you can bring up your letters. You'll get them throughout the day from a variety of people (there's usually the sound of shuffling paper and a symbol in the lower left corner that accompanies a new letter) and many of them point you towards new quests.
Dude i did everything
First thing i did on the morning was check letters, nothing happen, somehow i got Eva telling me she wants to bail the fuck out of town and i follow that quest along side other sidequest, i wrap shit up and end up talking to every major character in the game and then i go to my comfy bed read to midnight to see the theater and then they tell me that peter faggot died.
Yeah, that is when i went to talk to EVERYONE in town who were important because i was thinking something was wrong.
Then i thought "huh maybe this subquests were part of the main quest and i am good now" and then peter rip
You need to talk to Saburov. He'll give you your quest for that day. I just finished Bachelor's scenario, and I made a habit of talking to everybody in town as I made the rounds about town each morning, especially the members of the three head families.
I can understand people having issue with just about every character except for her. She is pretty much the kindest, most non-fucked-up character in the game.
To be honest, I generally think most people who actually will eventually get immersed in the game won't get it out of their memory any time soon, most of them will feel compelled to either buy the game or at least support the remake, so I don't really have that much of an issue with people pirating Pathologic.
Seriously, you must have missed it. It's simple - you get a letter from Saburov very early in the morning, urging you to stop by. Even if you somehow did not get it, talking to Saburov gives you the quest of the day. Reload and try it for yourself. I find it extremely unlikely that there would be a quest-not-spawning bug, because such things never happened with the original game and nobody reported anything similar with the HD re-release.
Or just roll with it, optionally. Losing an Bound is not a game over situation yet. It's a handicap, sure, but not a game over.
I just alt-tabbed and realized something on Day 3
Jesus christ i am fucking dumb, you are talking about Alexander? God damn it i just fucking realized that faggot lives in the back door of the mansion and i spoke to his stupid fucking wife instead of him.
GOD DAMN IT
>I can understand people having issue with just about every character except for her. She is pretty much the kindest, most non-fucked-up character in the game.
while i dont doubt thats shes very kind hearted she completely refused to tell me
shit about the silent house/isidors house. she sent me to sticky. i also hate kids. maybe ill warm up to her in the days to come. i just started day 4.
riggity rip my nig.
now you have the knowledge to succeed. go forth and conquer.
you've already read all you the dialogue before that. it shouldnt take you very long to catch back up seeing as most of the time playing pathologic is taken up by talking to people. take a break and restart in a bit yo.
>Jesus christ i am fucking dumb, you are talking about Alexander?
You are not the only one who made this mistake, if that is of any consolation. We actually had a discussion about this in yesterday's thread. All of the three Circle families have multiple entrances and multiple separated quarters for different family members. Capella has different entrance to Vlad, Maria from Victor, and Katerina from Alexander...
>she completely refused to tell me
Because she flat out does not know. Did you read the wonderful lines about what great spies children make. "They tell you every detail possible. Except they forget to tell you where it was."
You sadly don't have that much dealings with Capella as Bachelor - really just a handful of quests. She is a key character to Haruspex though: she is to him what Maria is to Daniel. She is an incredibly tragic character in a sense, I think the influence of Ray Bradbury is strongest on her.
There is one more really good child character (the leader of the Soul-and-a-half), and one somewhat cool one (Khan), one bat shit insane one (Grace), the rest of the children are varying degrees of annoying.
>You are not the only one who made this mistake
yep. made this mistake earlier today. had no clue i was supposed to talk to alex specifically on bachelors day 1. felt real fucking stupid. had no clue that ice pick likes to do different homes in the same building.
>Because she flat out does not know. Did you read the wonderful lines about what great spies children make. "They tell you every detail possible. Except they forget to tell you where it was."
went over my head.
nigga. this game is just unnerving. it isnt scary.
then again im only on day 4.
Some of the changes in terminology feel weird, like Adherents to Bound and the Apiary to the Termitary, but overall I'd say it's totally serviceable. It is entirely comprehensible.
It's not even spoopy, senpai. More upsetting, stressful and depressing.
The game is a great example of a Lovecraftian game done right: Lots of unnerving horror that isn't directly seen, but plenty of evidence to say that it or something is there.
It really is like The Shadow over Innsmouth, just in a much longer time span.
Let's play of this game are both extremely boring and really missing the point, because the true strenght of the game lies in immersion and in direct influence over the story. There are very few games as heavily relying on it being YOU who makes decisions and assumes responcibility.
It's also not a horror game - there are very few instances that would be scary in the traditional sense. It's mostly sad, melancholic, creepy, unnerving, depressing, draining, but not horror-like.
I strongly disagree. Lovecraft is actually extremely open and straight forward with his horror. Pathologic leaves 90% of the really weird stuff to references - you don't actually get to see that much, you only hear others talk about it.
Also, Lovecraft talks about pure evil - about eldrich abominations, alien colors, inescepable corruptions. Pathologic works with a bit more subtle thematics.
Mostly good. As a slav, I can't get used to the changes they have done to the names though: they have decided to change the names so they would actually refer the original russian meaning in english: for an example, "Laska" (meaning, if I'm not mistaken, "Love" in Russian) is now translated to "Grace", "Ospina" which kinda (Osa meaning "Wasp" in russian, Ospina is roughly speaking "wasp-like) being Aspity now etc... It makes perfect sense, but as a slav who could actually decypher the original meanings of the names it sounds weird and I can't get used to it.
>Also, Lovecraft talks about pure evil
The basic premise of Lovecraft is that there is no overarching morality, no good or evil.
The monsters aren't evil, they cannot be measured in any way to humans, they don't care, they are often not even aware of humanity. Like how you aren't aware of the billions of microbes you crush with every step you take.
>walking around town at 1am
>all these niggas want to stab me
>find some guy whose been stabbed
>guy whose crouching over his body gets up and throws a knife at me which I can't avoid
>get killed in one shot
What the fuck
While that sounds cool, it does ultimately translate to pure evil.
Also, I'd argue that one BIG difference between Pathologic and Lovecraftian school of horror is the much greater emphasis on humanity in Pathologic. Lovecraft usually deals with almost noir-esque protagonist, and then pretty much everybody else is just mad from the exposition to the abomination. Pathologic is mostly about the people trying to survive, their conflicting philosohies, their stories, small tragedies, small flaws.
That said, I have no intention to proclaim Pathologic better than Lovecraft - or vice versa. I just found them very different in tone and style.
I had no idea. But the wasp thing isn't wrong either, is it? why else would they translate her as ASPity?
Also, I think I mentioned this in an other thread, but in my language there is a word "osina" - it's actually means "awn" (bristle-like appendage on grass seed, wheat spicket), but it's more commonly used in the meaning of "a pain, an annoyance, something irritating" as a part of a coloquial "osina v prdely" ((major) pain in the ass). Don't know if this is a coincidence, but somehow I found it extremely fitting.
The muggers all have ridiculously good knife-throwing skills. You can easily avoid them when you see them coming by just running to the side, though. I quicksave compulsively at night/in yellow districts since it's happened a few times that I got instantly killed by a guy sneaking up on me. You really have to stay on your toes.
Because Fat Vlad is an absolute fucking moron, that is why. He just wanted to throw the responcibility at somebody else. Talk to Lara about it,
You can prevent it if you talk her up and come across the fact that she has no running water.
One thing that surprised me and does not feel entirely in the tune with the "English-oriented translation" is the decision to actually change the female names (Olgimskaya, Saburova). Not that I complain, it just took me by surprise.
yeah, i told her shes not allowed to start it up yet until i talk to young vlad. saved there as i have to keep some sleep schedule. up until now i've just thought of vlad as purely a buisness man. only looking out for his bottom line. which i can respect to a degree but something like this makes me want to have him catch the plague. god i fucking hope you catches this shit. there will be no fucking help from me.
>doing a quest
>see some round faced monster running around town
>it runs out into an open field
To be honest, I reacted exactly the same. I remember I was FURIOUS with him for this bullshit.
Fat Vlad has a lot of issues, it's extremely easy to hate him for me. In this case, I think it really was more of a laziness than anything - if Lara (the city's well known uber-altruist, is in charge of the ward, he does not have worry about it personally. There are also reasons and moments to admire him for though. Like most characters in the game, he is quite fascinating person. I regularly tend to get into MASSIVE arguments with him as Daniil, because I fucking hate the tone he talks to me in.
Someone in the last thread posted IPL design doc for Pathologic remake, something along the lines of "As a player, I..."
Can anyone post it?
You followed 2 closely :(. I really don't know where else to get the mission of where it would of lead you. You needed to catch the killer.
Sorry, should mention the game had 3 characters to choose from, recommended you choose Bachelor. 1 character playthrough takes place over 12 days. Each day is roughly 3-4 real life hours.
>can't sleep or the Shabnak will kill me
>can't go outside the muggers will kill me
>can't eat, plague will kill me
>can't do anything, everything will kill me
This is turning into one hell of a wild ride.
You just met an odong, local weird half-humans. If you'd pay attention to what Fat Vlad told you right before you see it, you'll know that it was running to take shelter at the place Young Vlad is hidding in. They are generally not allowed to move around in the city (it probably escaped the Termitary), so it thought you are going to kill it / take it back to Termitary and attacked you first.
Actually fairly forgiving for the MOST time. You get on average around 3-4 hours or real time to finish up a day: that is roughly an hour more than you really need if you focus only on doing the quests. But a spare hour isn't as much as it sounds.
You will feel pressured, but you will rarely be in a situation where you JUST CAN'T MAKE IT. With few exceptions, it's managable OK.
>3.5 - 4 sounds like a lot.
It is, and it's intentional. It's a whole day, there is no reason to make you count every second of it.
That said, there are days where you might lose part of your time, there are quest that won't activate untill quite late into the day, there are moments when two different quests require you to be in two different places at the same time, and it's also not hard to get sidetracked by, say, looting, and suddenly realize you are not going to get everything done.
But it's there more for TIME MANAGEMENT, not TIME PRESSURE AND SPEEDRUNNING. You need to make priorities, but you don't have to watch your clock all the time.
You came out of a house and saw him (The bald short guys in black garb, they are called worm in game) running right?
Yeah, he is part of a quest. He is supposed to show you to where Young Vlad is.
It spawns right after you talk to Fat Vlad who tells you he does not know where his son is hidding, but that he gives shelter to all kind of steppe assholes and monsters. It is supposed to lead you to Young Vlad's house. If you follow too closely, it will get scared and attack.
>But it's there more for TIME MANAGEMENT, not TIME PRESSURE AND SPEEDRUNNING. You need to make priorities, but you don't have to watch your clock all the time.
unless you're me and fuck about for a while and mismanage your saves. then you only have time for sprinting.
>mfw reading description of milk
I wasn't hungry anyway.
Most people get screwed over bad on third day. You don't get the letter from Rubin before I think 3 PM anyway, and there is a lot of fucking around in the infected district, it's extremely easy to lose track of time, especially if you are doing the
shmoulder looting exploitthing.
>mfw going after the Barber and his gang
I should have brought more bullets, I did not expect to fight that many guys in a fucking cramped warehouse.
Music is extremely important. Speech only matters in the opening theatrical scene and all subsequent theatrical plays, which are optional and only serve as a "daily wrap-up" for the player.
Sound assets and design in the game is generally pretty weak, but it's part of the feedback loop, so it might be a bit of a problem.
This is quite fanatastic to read. It's basically "we really actually understand what made Pathologic so interesting and we have perfect grasp on what really mattered about the game".
It's very rare to see developers that understand their own creation so well.
My god I can't fucking wait for the remake. Even if it's going to be buggy and hillariously broken on release, I can't wait how they'll capitalize on all of this.
A bottle of cow's milk. Be careful with this product! It is very healthy, but its origin presumes a high degree of risk. Women said that the cows have been giving ichor instead of milk and that some black clots were found in it. One shouldn't trust domestic animals these days.
>As a player, I want to see a completely different reputation system that wouldn’t follow current trends and clichés, but would rather pose real ethical and moral dilemmas, making me feel responsible for my actions.
They could not resist to take a jab there after all. Funny, because oddly enough, unlike The Void, Pathologic should make a lot of modern progressive-oriented people pretty happy, considering the HUGE role female characters play in the game.
You mean the pic, or the description?
If the pic: armor, presumably made as a burial accessory.
As for the description - just load up the game, visit a butcher's shot that sells it and read away.
>>doing a quest
>>see some round faced monster running towards me
>run the fuck away
I eventually found little Vlad by accident while exploring though so it wasn't too bad I guess
So, quick question:
How many of you have managed to find the dogs in the game?
I mean except those who
Did the 11th day quest of getting the Polyhedron drafts and ended up on the fucking cemetary.
There are some running in the streets on the first and second days.
You know that the progressive crowd will immediately dismiss the game after they discover that women occasionally get hunted down as witch and you are in fact punished for trying to help them.
Also the half naked female dancers. Because as well all know, females in distress or being shown in a sexual position is caused by soggy knees.
Hurting the women is actually not the real problem, since it's pretty clearly not gratious. I think the sexualization which is actually often more disturbing than it seems
with the Steppe dancers being implied to be sexual slaves to the fucking ODONGSmight be an issue.
I'd actually like to see some semi-competent "progressive" person to takle the game, because it presents a whole bunch of interesting dillema's for them to deal with. On one hand it presents and extremely clear gender dichotomy - male and female differences are the basis of the cities metaphysics - on the other hand it features characters like Yulia - the cities most prominent engineer and analyticist, or Algaya - powerful and feared, straight forward and cunning woman. On one hand it presents women as often being more powerful than men - after all it is being said time and time again that the true rulers of the city used to be Nina and Victoria - the Day and Night Mistresses - but on the other hand it presents frequent situations where women are manipulative, clearly rellying on men to "save them" and be their white knights. On one hand it exaggerates "traditional female stereotypes" like intuition, emotionality, altruism, caring or motherly attitudes - on the other hand it empowers the women to the moon through them.
Yeah, I never understood why they did not implement them as more important. They DO play role in exactly one quest for Bachelor.
And it's not just the dogs: there are cows with implemented A.I. too.
Oh yeah, and another question:
Anyone tried to go see the Transparent Cat on the first day?
"Come after dark, 12th warehouse, the password is "Hell froze over".
>>As a player, I want to see a completely different reputation system that wouldn’t follow current trends and clichés, but would rather pose real ethical and moral dilemmas, making me feel responsible for my actions.
I assume this is in response to shitty Bethesda/Bioware morality systems with obvious Good and Bad choices and a sliding scale telling you how many you picked of each. I can't see the connection to Sensitive Joss Whedons at all.
>I can't see the connection to Sensitive Joss Whedons at all.
Current trends are I think a pretty clear reference to that. Maybe I'm making too much of an assumption here, but being a slav myself, that is exactly how we describe and understand Soc-Jus. As shallow, contemporary trends and fads in ethics.
>bought Pathologic literally day one
>played it halfway with Bachelor and quit because PC broke down
>never went back
>10 years later life's in shitter and I can't even discuss it with 4chin
Fuck, I want to go back but I still remember these first few dreadful days where you just walk around, abysmal combat system, and constant paranoia about hunger and disease meters.
Because termitaries and ant-hills are two very different things.
I have to say that I kinda miss the Apiary. It had a strangely lofty sound to it. It has probably unintended connotations, but it is a wonderful word. There is a certain irony to it.
>mfw I just finished the first day and the little notice came up saying none of the people that matter were killed
>mfw I stocked up hard on bread, meats, and fish
>mfw the performance at the theater starts talking about the sand plague
>mfw lots of drugs
>mfw scapel is at 18% durability
>mfw revolver with 5 bullets
>mfw I know the bad times are coming
>mfw I'm waiting on the good times now
It's actually believed that COW meat is infected. I don't think anyone would really have an issue eating obviously healthy dog meat.
In Bachelor's scenario only by a few throw-away lines. I think Yulia says on day 1 that they are something like golems: a crude immitations of humans made out of old bones and clay. I found the description pretty curious, because that sounds a LOT like how Shabnak-Adyr is supposed to work like: clay and old bones.
I think you learn a lot more about them as Haruspix and Devotress, but I'm not sure. I remember certainly dealing a lot more with them as Artemy.
Ah, uh, I see. I am a Canadian, and around here we continue to consider it a worthwhile cause, even as certain groups become unreasonable in their pursuit of it.
If I recall correctly IPL have made a vague comment indicating their opposition to "the prosecution of people who aren't criminals" but they refused to be dragged into the subject while talking about their game, which is admirable in its own right.
>SOME GUY TOOK MY WATER BUT DIDN'T GIVE ME BANDAGES FOR IT
You click on the items you want to offer (a blue thin frame appears around the object you offer, the x/y represents how many of them you are offering (x) and how many you have total (y).
Then you do the same with the inventory of the drunkard. You always need to offer objects is same or greater value before you can click on the bandaid. Again, thin blue frame around the object you selected shows that you selected it.
Then you press the "V" shaped button in upper right corner.
The "X" button cancels the transaction.
Left clicking on an object unselects it.
Tooltips for items show the price of each item. I mean, it's a game that was made during the time when manuals that came with the game were still a thing, but it's really not hard to figure out if you pay attention.
See Eva Yan's house on the left? The house you're looking for is just over the bridge to the east (labeled here as "Splash (powders hiding)").
>he doesn't have a small pile of backup saves
I'm sorry for derailing this thread, but I need help for the Void. I absolutely loved everything sbout the game, but, despite having tried three times, I always run out of time; the farthest I ever got was the Pangolin. Is there any way for a retard such as me to get through?
Bachelor Dankovsky, I'm KHAN.
>mfw playing the russian version
the writing and dialogues are some of the most pretentious incomprehensible garbage I've read in a long time
switching to english just to see how it compares
The women in this game were written like complex human beings, and that required giving them vulnerabilities and disadvantages. A writer shouldn't think about how to "empower" their fictional female characters, but about how to make them more fleshed out, relatable and human. Going for feminist empowerment or whatever gets you such retardation as the female characters from the new Tomb Raider.
>Going for feminist empowerment or whatever gets you such retardation as the female characters from the new Tomb Raider.
It's a logical conclusion of the fundamentally misguided philosophy of conflict theory, which interprets even most fundamental human interactions as patters of power enforced upon each other. The distribution of the power is defined as inherently political, which leads us to what >>315268610 talks about. And that is, more or less, the summary of modern western interpretation of social world.
But I digress, I suppose this is neither the place nor time for this subject matter.
Humor always was a big thing in Pathologic. Bachelor in particular is pretty much constantly wise-cracking in the first few days of the game.
>Bachelor in particular is pretty much constantly wise-cracking in the first few days of the game.
>play as Haruspex
>every day get to hear from other NPCs how Bachelor is going around threatening to shoot everyone he doesn't like with his revolver
Yeah, well he isn't exactly welcoming person. People are genuinelly afraid of him.
He is actually a killer. The game makes that pretty clear - much like Andrey Stamatin, Bachelor fought and killed during the february revolt. Some of the lines you get as options are really fucking scary too.
"Alexander, please inform your men that if the get in my way, I won't hessitate to kill them." I think is one of the things you can tell Saburov when talking about establishing the militia.
There is a scene late in the game where you get
beaten, shot, robbed of all your possessions and left for dead in the graveyard by a group of soldiers. I don't know how they translated it in the new translation, but in the original 2005 version, when you speak to Laska, the dialogue goes roughly like this:
Laska: "What happened to you? You were so wounded - I thought you died!"
Daniel: "Never mind that. Do you happen to have some kind of weapon? Anything, even a knife will do."
Laska: "I have a kitchen knife..."
Daniel: That will do nicely, thanks. Now excuse me, I'm going to get my stuff back.
No, but it's easy to connect those two. In reality though, the "february student uprising" they call it in the game is supposed to be a reference to the 1899 Russian student strike, which happened to take place in February as well.
The game takes place in a fictional country, though. Allusions are intentional, but they are just that, allusions.
Man, replaying the game made me remember how much I love Executors. I really hope they return to original design in the remake, ones they have in teasers and concept art just don't have the same aura. When old ones looked mysterious and creepy, new ones just look evil and cartoony.
You should put some happy little clouds in there anon, Bob would want some.
Anybody have the webm of the remake with the bachelor loading the revolver and looks up to see an executor?
Except she is a fujoshi big time. I think it was Vlad that mentioned that she wrote some 50+ yaoi doujinshi on Daniel and Artemy...
This has been discussed in one of the previous threads: the early promo trailer, as well as a lot of the early concept art and models were experimenting with more cartoony look, which they really grew more accustomed after CARGO and Knock-Knock. After few months and few concepts released, they came to the conclusion that it does not work well and that they shall return to more realistic style.
You don't really have to move the cylinder after each bullet, only after putting the last in, since it usually also clocks the hammer. But I don't know that much about this shit either.
I'm pretty sure IPL did it this way to make it feel drawned out, to make it clear combat is not an easy, common, rutine thing in the game.
>Get a note saying that the powers that be want to fuck me
>Another note saying that an inquisitor is coming to fuck me
>Another note saying I saved everyone who was important to me
>Another note saying 30 people died of the plague and a bunch of other statistics
>All this at the start of the 2nd day
Holy fuck things are getting out of hand quick, do I need to act quickly when dealing with this plague business?
I just finished the first day, it's 12:30am. Did the performance at the theater and was told I saved everyone. Got a post mordam letter from Isiuldur (doctor dude who was killed by the butcher) saying niggers want me dead.
Thats the only letter or notification I got, guess I am still to early in the second day.
>do I need to act quickly when dealing with this plague business?
You'll quickly find out that you can't deal with it alone. You can be as quick as you can: if somebody else who is important is lagging before, you are still screwed. Hell, on day 2, Kains and Fat Vlad STILL refuse to even admit there is a plague.
And trust me, this is nothing. Things will go out of control faster later on.
How's your exhaustion meter? If it's filled or close to filled, go get some sleep. Generally speaking, try to time things in such a fashion that you can wake up around 7.A.M. and have your exhaustion matter at 0, because you are going to need to keep going through out the entire day.
After midnight, it's good to stop by the theatre. Aside from that, it's usually to get some beddy-bed-time.
I like to go to sleep at night, but leave time for hunting thugs, looting, and check ahead for side quests during the early hours (pre-7:00am usually). If you're exhausted then it's good to get that out of the way when you don't have to deal with the main quest, just make sure you have food or money for food when you wake up.
Does someone have a link to a walkthrough or something?
This is a bit much for me.
>game.exe has stopped working
What am I supposed to do? Got the K-lite codec, set the configurations, cant DL and install WMP 10 on Windows 7 and nothing seems to work.
I just want to play the game ;_;
So why do I get weird vision fallout, where it seems like the character is out of breath and my vision gets all blurry?
I take care of myself all the time and I've only gotten a bit of infection from a fucking rat that bit me when I didn't see it the first time.
>I've only gotten a bit of infection
Theres your problem. You can't cure the infection except with a very late game item and the schmowders which are incredibly rare except for one you can get on the first day at your "stash".
Well fuck, what does the infection do exactly? I mean I haven't turned into a robe wearing lepper that wants to give people hugs.
Should I use the Schmowders? I am going to assume no since the thing is worth a kajilion rubbles even on day 2.
The thing you press "v" to active? Plague is identified at farther distances with it. Plague legit looks like fart clouds with skulls in them.
Later in the game, the plague evolves into 8 foot tall blood red angels.
>should I use the schmowders
If you are not goign to reload a save, yes. But make sure your health is full before you do. It will cure the plague, but it will nearly kill you.
>What does infection do exactly
Slowly kills you, essentially makes your health and exhaustion go up much more quickly. It adds a new stress mechanic in a nutshell.
>mfw having to go through it twice a day as Haruspex
Pathologic, recently rereleased in HD with a better translation.
Fuck, fuck, fuck.
I don't want to reload my save because that rat bite was about a day ago. I am on day 3 and things are already getting pretty fucking tense. Doesn't Twyrne lower infection?
>you can go through the entire rest of the game infected, but it's difficult
Depends. If you know how to make money and visit 4-6 houses in yellow zone daily, you get enough stuff to get you by with minimal levels of infection.
Can't find it right now (the official IPL upload is down, for some reasons), give me a minute.
Probably plague. It could be that your exhaustion or hunger meter are full - they are signalized by the same effect.
Wish I could help, try the devs for support.
Makes plague hostposts visible from greater distance. Plague hostposts are those static plague-air clouds that will emerge only if you get very close. They are like plague mines of sorts.
>Well fuck, what does the infection do exactly?
At first, not much. Occasionally gives you head-ache or makes your vision blury, that is all. But it spreads - the lower your immunity, the faster it spreads. It also continuously drains whatever immunity you have left.
Once it reachers about 1/4 of the bar, it will start very slowly drain your health. The speed of it's spread grows - the more infected you are, the faster it grows - and the faster it drains your health.
Leave it unchecked and once it's roughly 3/4th of the bar, it can drain full health to nothing in a matter of 4-5 hours.
>Should I use the Schmowders?
It's gonna take at least a day before the plague will start affecting your seriously, especially if you take immuno boosters regularly and keep your health high. So I'd postpone using schmoulder as long as possible.
You'll see your options on the next day. Getting infected early on is no big deal, it really takes long time before it grows from 10% to the 25% where it starts seriously affecting you.
I'm really struggling to keep myself interested in this.
I've met vlad the younger and now I'm completely lost. I can't kill that butcher thing, and I can't find Rubin (he's not in his house).
>get note saying that I will die by nightfall if I cannot recognise the Shabnak's guise
>Get no help at all from the mistress
>Jumpy as shit at any slight change in the music or if someone looks at me strange
WHAT IS HAPPENING
WHAT DID I DO?
Keep calm and read: >>315272831
Don't reload unless it's absolutely necessary, or unless you got screwed over in combat. It makes the game much more enjoyable.
You'll spend 80% of the game likely infected, it's nothing to panic about. Not untill it's severe infection. Keep playing - manage your infection and health, take a bottle of metadorm before you go to sleep, and see what the next day brings. You can live with infection for several days if you maintain rest of your health and don't get additionally exposed.
>Can't find Rubin
If he is who I'm thinking of, check Victor Kains house.
>Can't kill the butcher
If you can't kill him perhaps you should tell the kid to help the butcher run away in exchange for a favor?
Fuck, good thing I buy pills every chance I get.
God bless those drug dealing children.
Yo niggers, this should help with the terms and lore of the world.
>I can't kill that butcher thing,
Depending on your dialogue choices, Vlad will either reveal the nature of the killer to you immediately, or after you completed the the butcher quest. The butcher, by the way, can be completed in different ways than just killing him, too.
Rubin will appear in Victor Kain's house after you talk to young Vlad about Isildor's trip to steppe.
>WHAT IS HAPPENING
Impending game over screen...
>WHAT DID I DO?
On day one, the game automatically game-over's if you don't finish the day1 daily mission. I pressume you are playing as Haruspex, and I don't remember his daily mission, but I'm fairly certain you have to finish it before midnight. Check your quest log, look at the last paragraph of the daily mission description.
Does it start with this *** ?
If yes, then you are safe. If no, then reflect on the poor decisions you have made through out the day and make peace with yourself.
Someone needs to make an image like Pic related, except related to Pathologic. Would serve as a great guide to beginner questions.
It mostly makes sense, which is the spoiler part - few entries are innacurate (I'm guessing who ever wrote this based it on playing the original english translation) - in general it gives the player somewhat of a skewed perception on the game, though. Really advise against reading it, it will make you focus on all the wrong things in the game. Probably very much worth reading once you've finished the game to fill out some gaps that were left or to compare interpretations.
Generally speaking, the dialogues with children are some of the best parts of the translation. You can feel how much fun the team had writing those.
I love when Daniel finds you Grace is a fucking drunk and a drug addict.
is this true, should i save bottled water for mad shekels later on or it still better to trade for bandages with the drunkards?
Trade them for bandages. Despite what the game claims, water is pretty cheap through out the game, even after
the water supply is sabotagedso trade away.
Just don't bother buying turnikets, they are worthless.
>should i bother saving up for the rifle and ammo or the revolver is good enough?
Good enough for the first 2/3rds if the game for me. The weapons are in general more of side-grades than flat-out improvements on each other. Rifle is extremely strong, but slow as FUCK. Revolver is fast, and usually insta-kill if you hit the head anyway.
Shotgun does cone damage, so you don't have to aim, but it's only marginally faster than the rifle and eats through ammo like one ones business.
The only weapon that is flat out worse than every other is the derringer, which is slow AND weak. But you don't have to bother with it unless you are playing as Clara.
Daniil is cute.
Olgimsky's a fucking cunt, at least he acted like one in day 4. And I thought he was a pretty nice guy from day 3.
Vermin would be another good definition.
have the fixed the slow as balls walking speed?
I literally dropped the game cause, there were no clear map indicators, and when I realized I had gone the wrong way I had to haul ass who knows how far; at a piss poor walk speed.
So uh I quit the game on 1st day bachelor after visiting the guy you visit after finding out your buddy who invited you here died or whatever.
Does it get more interesting after that or what cause you guys are really hyping this walking and talking simulator up.
>have the fixed the slow as balls walking speed?
No, and it's hardly surprising since that would probably entirely fuck up the ballance of the game.
Also, you walk fast as fuck in this game. Daniel walks about four times the speed of a normal human, really. It's just that there is so much of it that it get's tiresome, no matter how fast you move.
Only when I need to improve my reputation, which is rarely, to be honest. It's pretty damn key mechanic for Clara though.
Otherwise, fuck them: I'm not giving any of my 35 bottles of metadorm away. I plan to set up a small business selling opiates once the crisis is over - no fucking time for charity.
Only if my reputation is low. Otherwise, why would I waste my resources on those whom I can't help?
Bachelor's first day is meh. Try to complete first 3 days. If you still don't like it, then it's not for you. There really is lots of walking and talking, though.
i read the whole thread and i have absolutely no idea what fucking game you guys are talking about
>So uh I quit the game on 1st day bachelor after visiting the guy you visit after finding out your buddy who invited you here died or whatever.
Judging from that description you weren't paying much attention to this bloody game, had you?
>>Does it get more interesting after that
Mechanically? No. Story and events wise? Yeah.
Did the FIFTEEN PEOPLE ASKING WHAT GAME IS THIS, AND FOURTY PEOPLE ANSWERING THAT IT'S PATHOLOGIC not give it away?
It's Pathologic, specifically the recently released Pathologic HD classic edition, by studio Icepick Lodge.
I disagree. He hasn't even experienced anything related to the survival aspect of the game yet. It's not that those aspects are incredibly deep or anything, but there's definitely more to the game than walking & talking.
That said, it's definitely not the game for him.
Bachelor is the nickname of one of the three main protagonists of the game. "Bachelor", "Haruspix" and "Changeling" respectively.
If his issue is with a lot of walking and talking, and he could not keep track of the events in the first half an hour of the day one quest, I'm pretty sure the later game survival side of the things is not going to be a relevant change for him.
>all those pictures of in Victor's house
>all those conversations about his late wife
They must've been a really... strange pair.
Also, I love how paintings set the tone for each character.
First time player here, playing Bachelor, still on day 1, not sure where to go
So far I've found out Simon was murdered, then Isidor was murder, and I've talked to Alexander and other npcs I can't recall by name after that
I have a lot of places marked on my map that I can go to now but I'm not sure which one actually helps me come closer to finding the killer, I don't think I have much time in the day left.
I completed the main D3 quest as Bachelor and have a save at about 10:00 pm right outside the Infected district. I have a quest to find a dumb kid who took shmowders to "somewhere around the Silent House".
Where do I find this damn kid? In a building? On the street somewhere? Is this the "looting exploit" you're referring to? Please, I'd love to hear about this.
PS -- Just donated $25 to IPL to get the remake.
>Where do I find this damn kid?
He is outside, not far south-east from former Notchkin's house. Gimme a sec, I'll mark it for you on the map. It's a pain the ass to find.
Ignore the red marks. He is in an arc of a house inside the courtyard marked up blue. Little boy, black hair, somewhat difficult to see agaist the background.
I got the early bird tier on the kickstarter, but finally playing the classic version makes me want to up my pledge to get a physical poster and map. I don't doubt that both will look incredible, given the style of these games.
Farewell, my 55 dollars.
Actually, he should stop by Yulia's house first.
It's on the other side of the river from Saburov, the northern most mansion of the central part of the city. Talk to he about everything, she'll not only direct you to Fat Vlad, but also triggers the Anna sidequest.
Spoilers for the rest of the quest, if you want some further guidance. Read only if you get stuck again:
After you talk to Fat Vlad (Oligomsky, the Lump house), you'll see a strange ugly humanoid creature running through the street. Follow it from safe distance, it will lead you to a house straight north of the Railway station. Talk to Young Vlad inside, he'll give you a quest to find the escaped Butcher. Do that quest (either kill him, or convince Ospina, who is hidding him to lead him out of the city), go back to Young Vlad, talk to him some more. After he mentiones Burklah's trip to Steppe, go back to Victor Kains house, talk to Rubin there and you are done.
>played the game when it was released and finished Bachelor
>finished Haruspex playthrough yesterday, after 25 hours
>only after I went to Eva's home to sleep and wait for the ending I found out that you can click on character portrait to see quotes from other NPCs about them
I'm considering to withdraw one of my Star Citizen packages and spend those money on Pathologic instead.
I'm considering to withdraw one of my Star Citizen packages and spend those money on Pathologic instead.
That sounds like a really, really good idea, actually. Do that. I wish more people would do that.
Can someone explain this system to me? I backed 20$ for the kickstarter, which I guess is what my balance in the top left is. When this site went up I added the kickstarter tier to my account, which one would think would result in my balance being 0 again. The only explanation I have for this is that the balance is actually the total amount spent.
Now when I go to throw money at the poster and map, that 20$ balance still seems to count, even though it should've gone towards me getting the game itself. Did they give me 20 free dollars to throw at merch?
>I'm considering to withdraw one of my Star Citizen packages and spend those money on Pathologic instead.
>where does this meme originate from, it's normal running speed
Most of us can sprint at the pace this guy walks rutinely, whole damn day. The smallest house in the game has roughly 12m x 12m basin. Try how long it takes you to pass from one side of it to another.
The walking speed is sped up serious and deliberately. You walk the speed a Morrowind character walks with athletics 70 here, or more. Speeding it up even more would look really damn silly.
Oh man oh man
Last day as Bachelor
>Have about eight smoochies and pannukakkus so cure everyone, surprised that clara could still make it to the meeting even though Fat Vlad is dead. >The makers and powers that be >Eve at the top of the cathedral
I don't know what's going on anymore.
Well, did I ever?
Oh man, that scene.
>Take the knife
>Massacre the guards outside
>Take their guns and ammo
>Shoot the fuck out of the bastards
Felt good, real good.
Bachelor really is the scary one.
Oh I had the same problem, it's a little counterintuitive. You want your balance to be zero, by redeeming your kickstarter bux on the choose tier thing. Then you repick what you already picked on the kickstarter page and then you can toss in the extras. Basically right now you do indeed have $20 credit but you haven't chosen ANY rewards yet.
>Basically right now you do indeed have $20 credit but you haven't chosen ANY rewards yet.
Oh, I thought the kickstarter account thing on the dashboard meant I'd chosen the reward already. Guess I'll pick the right tier now.
I just got all that yesterday too, right down to
fat Vlad dying. I think he's nobody's Adherent? Shit's fucking unreal. The atmosphere of the entire last day. Except Eve at the top of the cathedral, what the flying fuck?
How about them
Powers that Be, huh.
>That ending where you walk away and everything is fucked, including the powers
Serves you right! Little devils, should've just gone to supper.
Reloaded and did that one too.
Fuck y'all, I ain't nobody's ragdoll. What ending did you pick, and did you get the scene at the very end on the stage with the three dolls?
I picked the
Don't bomb endingfirst, I guess it's the happiest one. You get the after-scene if you pick the ending that 'fits' the character, for Bachelor it's the 'destroy the town' one.
Okay yeah, that's what I went with.
The Mask told me to play a good Bachelor, so I did.
"who is speaking?"
"Me, the Bachelor"
"Me, the player"
Each character has a completely unique storyline. Bachelor deals with the town and its inhabitants from teh perspective of the outsider, Haruspex delves into steppe lore. I've yet to play Changeling myself, but I heard she gives you the insight on the motivations of the Bound, and hangs around with Albino.
The "workman"-looking guys (wearing a knit cap) can repair guns and tools if you talk to them.
For the record, women in smocks can repair things like cloth and gloves if you talk to them.
Man, I can't tell you folks how happy I'm to see people happily debating the game. For years I felt alone with my love of the game, for years I thought so many people could enjoy it if the translation wasn't so bad... It's also pretty fucking uplifting to see there IS actually a playerbase for this game.
Also it's nice to see that I wasn't entirely crazy for thinking this game is good.
funny how none of these threads mention that food prices skyrocket on day 2, if i had known that i woulda stocked up on day 1, what happens when hunger fills up? will it kill me if i go to sleep hungry?
Just wanted to say I'm glad I took a chance on this game. I'm just wrapping up Day 3 as Bachelor and it's already become an obsession that's gnawing at my every waking thought. It's so fucking unique and immersive. It's one of those rare games where people say "it's pretty unique, there's no other game quite like it" and it's TRUE.
If the story, world, and mechanics were presented with modern graphics and gameplay sensibilities (by which I basically mean a better UI and combat), I can't even begin to imagine how fucking amazing that would be. The upcoming full-blown remake is going to absolutely consume my life, I just know it.
>he hasn't been in the rare IPL threads.
Funny how you're wrong and I've seen that exact point brought up almost every 50 posts in almost every single thread about the game. "Food prices skyrocket on Day 2" was literally the first thing I learned when researching this game via Google and /v/ threads.
That's a good feeling that's rare to come by. Enjoy it, anon.
I won't pretend I was on the bandwagon already when it rolled in but I tried the original a few years ago thanks to some anon on /v/ (hell, it was probably you). It's amazing to be able to get through the whole thing now, and still the actual remake next year.
Feels good to see other people getting sucked in, too. Rev up those warm gay fuzzy feelings.
There are people here that played the game on
Russianrelease. Those people are me.
It was buggy as fuck (you couldn't play as Changeling until the fist patch), but still super immersive. Just be glad that you can enjoy the relatively streamlined version.
>play the game for the first time, no walkthroughs or anything
>prices skyrocket on day 2
>OH GOD, I BET IT'S GONNA BE EVEN WORSE TOMORROW
>spend all the money on stuff by the end of day 2
>mfw checking prices on third day
First time player here (and OP of yesterday's very productive thread, thanks again guys). I've become so obsessed with this damn game that it's all I think about. I dropped HotS, MGO, and Vermintide, all to save more time to play Pathologic. I don't want to sound like a hipster but there's a special thrill in finding (and enjoying) such an obscure hidden gem as this. It feels like we're a secret club that plays a really cool unique game and come here to talk about it, while outside /v/ continues to be a shitposting, meme-spouting travesty of a board.
I always know I've found something special when a /v/ thread about it can go to 500 posts with minimal/zero shitposting. It's a game cool enough to catch our attention, yet not memey-mainstream enough to draw in the shitting hordes of underage /v/irgins.
I've really enjoyed these threads and I like you guys.
Tell me about it, just bought Vermintide and am in the fucking Tree of Savior beta, but all I can think of is Pathologic this and pathologic that.
Haven't even watched anime!
I think part of it is just the fact that you have no reference to what you are getting into, since hardly anyone ever talked about it and IPL makes their games their own way.
Got a friend who has never watched Star Wars but he wouldnt be surprised to find out Darth Vader is the father if its already been shoved into his face for so long.
Rubin's bacteria source
>Olgimsky not so subtly implicating that he knows about his secret
>Kains that go "hurr muh corpse muh traditions muh family" once in a while
He does get mentioned, just not as much. After all, there are concerns much more immediate than his
Satiates hunger a little bit, but it's more of a last resort measure than a valid way to keep yourself in healthy state. It's best to just use it for trading.
All food makes you a little bit tired after consuming it.
Only 2 days into Haruspex but something's bugging me. He can see a whole bunch of shit that just isn't there for the Bachelor. At least I think. I dunno if it's just because I didn't know where to look, but there's
the herbs, the cows out by the graveyard, the Worm huts that just looked abandoned but are now occupied and have fires out front.
Is the Bachelor with all his fancy big city science just flat out unable to see the steppe mysteries? As in, literally unable? Or am I just wrong and overthinking assumptions?
That's what I've gathered so far.
Some people believe it's a disease.
Some people believe it's a demon.
Some people believe the disease IS the demon/demon's will.
Some people believe the demon IS the disease (in the sense that it's mostly invisible and could strike anyone down at any moment).
It's a whole hodgepodge of tribal mysticism meets educated science. The game, it appears, is about parsing out exactly what enemy you are fighting. It's invisible, it's ubiquitous, it's unstoppable -- but what IS it?
the cows are always there m8
the herbs you can't collect as the bachelor, because well, he has no access to the fancy haruspex's alchemy lab.
Nah, he can see it but:
He doesn't have the knowledge required to actually give a shit about them, to him the ramblings of the town drunk are just the same as the actual mystical shit.
He doesn't interact much with the inner workings of the spiritualism, the abattoir people are downright hostile as he doesn't have a tribal position.
It's not like Haruspex is much more knowledgeable, he just has different interests and values.
Huh. That's pretty cool.
No idea about the other stuff, but I assume only he can see herbs because only he can harvest them. It would probably get annoying as the Bachelor if you saw plants everywhere that you literally couldn't do anything with.
Or! Maybe it's a gameplay method of putting you in each character's state of mind and viewpoint. For example, the Bachelor glosses over the herbs because THEY'RE JUST STUPID FUCKING PLANTS AND I GOT A PLAGUE TO FIGHT GO GO GO!
Whereas the Haruspex is more in-tune with his (former) homeland and sees all the little things a busy city-boy Doctor wouldn't think twice about.
I had the pdf saved and with the original Ice-Pick links down there was no sense in people having to jump through a pay wall for something that was easily available. It would probably be an idea for Ice-Pick to reupload and update the walkthrough.
Glad it's of use to you. Just bear in mind it's based on the original translation in terms of names.
Here's a link to the original manual as well. Might be helpful for understanding the different medications and well, it's a bit odd to read in its own right: http://www.pdf-archive.com/2015/11/03/pathologic-manual/
My bf played through all 3 campaigns.
Bachelor is easy, just go around and do your quests, trade with kids and loot what you can. You can pick items from houses, too, just be aware of men and try not to kill.
Haruspicus has to be careful at the beginning, but you can use it to your advantage that everyone hates you and kill people as your bar can't go lower. If you're good at melee is campaign is rather easy.
The saint is another talk, as you progress parts of the town can get PERMANENTLY infected. This is can hurt without walkthrough, but it isn't much of a big deal as you already know the game at this point.
Also, save your powder! But be nice, too. Powder is love. Later on more people want to have it, including yourself.
LEMONS ARE GREAT.
Oh okay then, just overthinking. Or getting into character. Guess I never walked out to the cow pen in the first few days as Bachelor, and by the time you get out there they've been slaughtered. I think.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the hidden parts of the story cover this. I'm not sure how accurate my understanding of those parts of the story are due to the original translation.
If it is the same as how I understand it and you get to the hidden area then you're in for one hell of a mind fuck.
This fucking face is nightmare fuel
Don't talk shit about them drunks, they're the most enlightened bunch.
>Never get infected thanks to that there Twyre
>Spew out litanies and shit out rolls of toilet paper, 'bandages' for unlimited water even when the rest of the town is dying.
Apologies for the late reply, I went to bed.
I didn't mean to imply that virtual worlds should be paragons of ethical systems, only that achieving equity for real people is a worthwhile aim in itself. I do think that all forms of public expression (artsy video games included) are political to some extent, but attempting to police that expression is certainly an example of the unreasonability I mentioned.
No. Usually one would load each chamber one at a time and then close the revolver. In Pathologic it is not uncommon for the player to have fewer than six shots in their possession, though, so the reload animation has to take into account that not every chamber will be loaded. I think the reason the chamber is rotated between each loaded bullet is chiefly to make it easier to loop the animation as many times as necessary. You can see at the end that the player's fingers briefly move as if to load a nonexistent bullet before the animation for closing the revolver's frame plays.
Perhaps the user desires the lighter trigger pull of a cocked hammer?
only if by "equity" you mean "equal opportunity for socioeconomic mobility regardless of your current social status or innate characteristics". there's also other types of equity, such as when at attempt is made to equalize things that are demonstrably unequal. that's how you get places like 1920s russia, venezuela or detroit...
He's technically unlocked it but you don't go in until day 8.
Every time I come out of that place I realize I've been hunched over tensed up and holding my breath. The screaming, man.
Just select it to put it on. Select it again to take it off but you don't have to, it's just that wearing it around decreases durability.
It won't have the plague stuck on it, if that's what you're wondering. No need to throw it away. Just means it and the disposable gloves go through durability really quickly.
They look like penguins.
Not exactly, it helps protect you from getting infected but if you're already infected it doesn't slow it down. I think if you're at max immunity it also lowers the immunity loss if you get plagueraped.
I need some help for the Bachelor. On day 5.
So I need to get the Haruspicus out of the prison. I remember in the original version asking Grief to shank them all, but I can't seem to ask him about it in this playthrough, there's no dialog option.
Yeah I think it busted a bit for me too, there's a very specific order of actions or something like that, I just.
Shot them to death, it lead to a very entertaining period where my reputation was rock bottom and I had no healing items, one bullet and a knife. The bandit territory became my home for the rest of the day
Snuck back to the wagon, shot the commander from behind the rocks, then knifed every one of those fuckers since they stop responding when the commander is dead.
Now that I think about it that's pretty metal.
First time in an infected house was seriosly one of the scariest moments in gaming for me. But later you will get used to it, just running through these nightmarish places to grab all the useful stuff inside.
My box art!
About Haruspex from the walkthrough. Talk to Fat Vlad then Saburov, he'll refuse to release him then talk to Kapella and Lara. Go to the plants where Haruspex is. Try to bullshit the guards if you want. Then visit Gryph and for 10k he'll arrange it.
Is it one of those situations where you need to keep on talking to them until you exhaust all options?
Are you able to kill the guards to get the key off them or is it completely glitched?
I haven't had a chance to try the remaster as I'm waiting on a backer key otherwise I'd test it.
Pathologic OC/fan content is right there on E.Y.E level.
Oh, no, it's where Khan is. The horse kid refused to let me out, couldn't interact.
Luckily I managed to bind a command to teleport me right outside to the cathedral so it wasn't a biggie.
So I killed all 9 guards (3 guards inside each other), got 3 keys and released the haruspex. My reputation is fucked so I'm gonna go kill some looters.
heck yeah you dun fucked up OP. So have I. And I still don't fully understand the dialogue with the new translation. And I still don't know what the fuck is going on in this game. And I can't stop playing it and it's great. And it's fun and I'm loving it. Continue on OP
>Finish a playthrough
>Jump to another character
>Feels super comfy as surviving is easy because of the acquired knowledge and skills from the first play through.
That the one you have to do for the Bachelor's daily quest? No bullets needed, just sneak as you enter the warehouse and you can stealth-kill all but 2 or 3 of them since they spawn with their backs turned to you.
Also, melee is pretty easy generally, just go in so you're barely in range and quickly step back when they start to swing at you, then go back in to hit them. Also, repair your weapons regularily and aim for the head. With a knife in perfect condition you can kill someone with one hit to the head.
Guns are generally better for selling then for combat, only the rifle is really useful on some later missions, or when you have to go into a condemned house.
And the fact that if you played the bachelor first as the devs wanted, learning the ropes and lore of the town it is doubly appropriate that in your second playthrough as the Haruspex you are knowledgeable about the town just as someone who grew up there would.
I really really wanted to but I was a good guy and bought them the food with the donations.
Not sure about negatives, but a positive from completing it is that Lara will sometimes give me free bread and milk as a "thanks".
Yeah, you also learn new stuff constantly which is then adequately layered on top of the existing stuff.
The genius of multiple characters only now dawned to me.
I love low-key threads on /v/. Spent literally all day talking with cool anons about a cool game, and there's no shitposting whatsoever, not a meme in sight.
Fucking love it. It's almost like this thread has been
I'd say that its amazing that there aren't more games that do this, but its not as if the various elements of this game such as the unique visual and audio design, the use of paintings, the almost meta way of explaining the mechanics, the hands off approach in play are used in other games.
I did exactly that.
Rolling in mad dosh, mang.
This might be a stupid question as I know little about the technical side of games, but have any of the textures been changed for this version? They look exactly the same but less blurry so I assume they're just being displayed more clearly but I don't know why or how that would be.
Generally textures in games are actually downsized to make finding the right pixel for the right place on the model take less time. As such, most games come with the already downsized textures to save space. With better computing speeds it becomes less of a waste to include large texture files, so I'm guessing they simply included less downsized versions of the textures they originally used in this version.
Extremely simplified, but there you go.
After seeing this thread I picked the game up off steam. Does it matter who i play? Does it affect stats, or is it like each one of them shows a different perspective and you are meant to play all 3 to get a clearer picture, like RE6. I did check google but info on the game seems pretty scant.
They don't have "stats" as in +5 STR, +10 DEX -- but they DO have different play styles as well as totally different story lines. You are sort of expected to play Bachelor, then Haruspex, then Changeling -- this will give you a good foundation on understanding the world and the game mechanics.
As we always say in these threads -- the game isn't quite "fun" in the traditional sense but PLEASE don't give up in 30 minutes. The game can be tedious, slow, and frustrating but once you get to Day 3 or 4, there's a good chance you'll become immersed and obsessed.
And then we will see you in the next thread.
This, Pathologic threads are the only ones with no assholes, no shitposters, no retards, no one calling it tumblr shit or something like it. Everyone just talks about the game and helps each other.
What is this thing? Is it that shape shifting thing that girl in graveyard warned you about?
Damn it, you spoke too soon and woke up the children.
Shhhh, shhhh, there's a good boy. Just be quiet for a little bit, honey, then mommy will buy you the new Halo.
I really want to make a Executor cosplay.
What is this thing?
I remember being chased by one during sixth day but I just ran away.
so i need a bit of help. Bachelor, Day 4.
i completed todays quest and yet andrey is still dying at midnight. it says "*** the volunteers were acting on my behalf. until further notice, the buildings will be repurposed for necessity until the state of emergency subsides." if it helps any i told fat vlad hes worthless and to get other people to do the job i asked him to do.