Already have looked through it pretty well. Let me just open the text files and remember.
Let’s start with “New_orleans”
“met_carlos” seems pretty mysterious. Is it possible to ‘met’ him if he’s not your sire?
Speaks German is basically impossible to get unless you’re German. This makes it redundant, you could have just checked for “Ethnicity German” instead. Still, I guess it makes sense if it’s a stylistic thing
Speaks latin, on the other hand, is a nice little easteregg that is acquirable during one of the timeskips and again later in chicago from the looks of it.
Each ethnicity has it’s own foibles, so that seems good, but sometimes the distinction is very large, and sometimes it’s very small. Chocataw is (so far) the hardest to play, as it gives you the most punishment and fewest bonuses so far. African is second hardest, because while it hurts in some places, it helps in others. And the differences between the ‘white’ ethnicities is small. Which feels about right.
‘pagan religion’ closes a surprisingly large number of doors (free_masons for example).
“new_orleans_newcommer” Diablerie doesn’t come up again (Except set from false to true in vickysburg, it’s never actually checked), and taste_for_vampire_blood seems synonymous and *is* checked later in a couple places
“New Orleans Affiar”: nothing particularly wrong with it
“new_orleans_governers_visit” Do you do anything with “lied_to_jesse_about_poem”? Also, why why why does jesse like you less if your tech is higher than 1 when he points out the lights to you? I never understood that.
“Karlstien” This one has to be the biggest mess: Do you do anything with ‘ansem dead’ or ‘sod_plot’? If so, I can’t really see it. The whole Karlstien thing feels half finished, which is strange because it has some major effects.
Wish I had the option to build/design my own croft after reclaiming one from the wilderness. Also wish I had the option to do karlstien without either fleeing New Orleans in disgrace, or never visiting Orleans in the first place.
“Vickysburg_seige”: Learned harmonica only comes up again in scoring. Seems kinda pointless.
“Vickysburg_depot” Diablerie doesn’t come up again, and taste_for_vampire_blood seems synonymous and is checked later in memphis
In memphas: It doesn’t seem rational that you only seem to notice the paving stones if you don’t notice Clothro.
How do I set ‘carothers_casey’ to true? It’s called repeatedly, but not set in the prior game
There’s all sorts of ‘met_(name)’ that you don’t call (at least Aichinger, applethorp gets set true once and never touched again)
Honestly all of the ‘met/heard of’ things are a real bloody mess. I would recommend taking them out and just having a scene where someone introduces you to everyone at the reception.
In Memphis_1876_plague you set exposed to true… and do nothing with it. It’s a temp value too!
I’m taking a break from reminiscing and checking the files now. There’s more to say, but this is a good start I think, if a bit disorganized.