Thread: Vae Victis!

Vae Victis!

  1. #1

    Vae Victis!

    Don't expect a well thought out topic here. I am simply wondering if there will be an option to yell the phrase in the title. Possibly have it so if you land the killing blow you might say it every so often? A taunt maybe? This is a bit of a stretch, but maybe have a victory or loss text replaced with Vae Victis? It just seems like it would be a shame not to include it in some way since this is a LoK game in a way.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,719
    That'd be awesome and amusing...but which of the vamps would say it or would they all????

    Even though it's not really what you're looking for - maybe take a look at this thread http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/sho...highlight=VOIP
    ...so the posibility to DIY is there

  3. #3
    Ah, in my mind I imagined it that each character could say it in some respect. Like the deceiver might say it in a demented way or the reaver in a more... dignified manner. Humans too. I did consider the idea of maybe the could shout it and execute a vampire with a stake like the vamps execute humans, but then I thought "why would they?" since they would not get a health back!... Maybe an ammo restore or the like.

  4. #4
    How about some short cinematic after the match? Something similar to Tekken or Mortal Kombat, for example. So if the vampires win, the best vampire on the team is killing the last human, while the other vamps are standing in the background. He executes the human in some gruesome way and says: "Vae Victis!" Or something different. Even the english translation "Woe to the conquered" sounds awesome

    This is just one of the options. There can be a lot of different cinematics with various executions.

  5. #5
    Originally Posted by Obisher
    How about some short cinematic after the match? Something similar to Tekken or Mortal Kombat, for example. So if the vampires win, the best vampire on the team is killing the last human, while the other vamps are standing in the background. He executes the human in some gruesome way and says: "Vae Victis!" Or something different. Even the english translation "Woe to the conquered" sounds awesome

    This is just one of the options. There can be a lot of different cinematics with various executions.
    I LOVE this idea! Seriously, it sounds pretty badass regardless!

  6. #6
    I'll be shouting it at the screen either way, so even if it isn't included, know that somewhere out there, someone is sending their "Vae Victis" vibes through. ;P

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    22
    Originally Posted by Obisher
    How about some short cinematic after the match? Something similar to Tekken or Mortal Kombat, for example. So if the vampires win, the best vampire on the team is killing the last human, while the other vamps are standing in the background. He executes the human in some gruesome way and says: "Vae Victis!" Or something different. Even the english translation "Woe to the conquered" sounds awesome

    This is just one of the options. There can be a lot of different cinematics with various executions.
    Yep, from watching the gameplay, I find the end of the rounds to be anticlimactic, it just kind of ends abruptly. Killcam cinematic is a good option to add some drama.

    A nod must also go to Titanfall, with their sudden death post-game fight ( kill the losing team before they escape ).

    Another idea could be to slow down the winning team's animations by 25% & the losing team's animations by 75%, while giving the winning team a few extra seconds to butcher the other side. So it would seem like a slow motion finish, but the winning team would appear supernaturally capable by comparison. Something like this is probably very hard to code, I have no idea.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Heathrow, London
    Posts
    758
    Originally Posted by lucinvampire
    That'd be awesome and amusing...but which of the vamps would say it or would they all????

    Even though it's not really what you're looking for - maybe take a look at this thread http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/sho...highlight=VOIP
    ...so the posibility to DIY is there
    http://images.wikia.com/legacyofkain...-Sound-VAE.ogg
    Yeah watch out if mic support ever comes in, I'm gonna have probs not spamming LoK soundbytes
    - you could even have several variants on that one in particular
    signature image
    Join us and help write the history of Nosgoth at the Legacy of Kain Wiki encyclopedia

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    238
    The humans could say "FAAAAAAAAANGGS for the memories." No. I am not sure about Vae Victis Maybe whatever the latin is for "Revenge for the conquered" or something? And why do they speak Latin in Nosgoth...and English and er...bits of German? They should go for Esperanto to avoid confusion.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    524
    Originally Posted by Sluagh
    I am not sure about Vae Victis Maybe whatever the latin is for "Revenge for the conquered" or something? And why do they speak Latin in Nosgoth...and English and er...bits of German?
    It's not Latin, it's "Ancient Tongue". Any similarities to Latin are purely coincidental
    Square Enix London Studios Community Manager
    Nosgoth Community : Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch

  11. #11
    Originally Posted by Monkeythumbz
    It's not Latin, it's "Ancient Tongue". Any similarities to Latin are purely coincidental
    HAHAHA

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    238
    Originally Posted by Monkeythumbz
    It's not Latin, it's "Ancient Tongue". Any similarities to Latin are purely coincidental
    Well at least it's not "dead tongue," that would just sound horribilis.

  13. #13
    Originally Posted by Monkeythumbz
    It's not Latin, it's "Ancient Tongue". Any similarities to Latin are purely coincidental
    LOL

    Just the same as Nosgoths Bloodscript in BO1 is in no way related to Viking runes ;-)

    http://legacyofkain.wikia.com/wiki/File:BO1-Render-Miscellaneous-BloodScript.png]Piccy

    http://www.lovepotionperfume.com/site_media_files/images/articles/RUNIC-ALPHABET.jpg]Piccy

    Never seen since BO1 though which is a shame :-(

    But yes Vae Victus is an ongoing tradition that would be nice to hear again.

  14. #14
    Originally Posted by Inrezairo
    Never seen since BO1 though which is a shame :-(
    You should pay more attention . It is also present in SR2 and Defiance.
    Edit: http://legacyofkain.wikia.com/wiki/Blood_script
    Last edited by Lomonop; 19th Feb 2014 at 11:33. Reason: Adding a source is always good

  15. #15
    Originally Posted by Lomonop
    You should pay more attention . It is also present in SR2 and Defiance.
    Ack you are right! I completely forgot about the writing in Kain's tomb in Defiance! But can't remember where it was in SR2, guess I'll just have to play through again ;-)

    Thanks Lomonop

  16. #16
    You're welcome. If you still can't find it in your next play through: the occurrence of the runes in SR2 is mentioned in the article I linked to as well.