Hello guys. I've recently dug around in my pile of old game and come up with Vampire: The Masquerade. As I remember loving it on my playthrough years ago, I decided to play through again with all the bells and whistles the awesome community have come out with.
In your opinions, which mods do you think would be a good to get the best possible first experience. From doing a little bit of research, I've picked up the Unofficial patch 7.5, Clan Quest Mod 2.1 and Camarilla Edition 1.4. Are there any other notable mods/bugfixes that I should get?
You can play the first tree mods you mentioned by installing the Clan Quest mod, which is based on the UP and includes the CE. The companion mod is a different story and very good too, only it's not compatible to the rest right now. It will be included into the next Clan Quest mod though soon, so you might want to play The Final Nights in the meantime which is another big mod starring completely new clans and features!
Guns start off weak, but by the time you raise your skill in them enough and pick up some of the later weapons (like the Steyr AUG), they're rather silly-powerful, but this isn't a very difficult game as a whole so it hardly matters. The only legitimate improvement would be making the .38 not blow goats.
In the Clan Quest Mod, they are better, yes. I think it's either the Camarilla Edition or the Arsenal Mod in it that does it. However, the enemies are smarter and they also have the same more powerful weapons as well, so be careful.
What I like to do as a Malk is break the Masquerade a couple times. Then hunters start appearing in corners. I turn on Auspex to know where they are. Then I turn on Obfuscate and sneak up. I Dementate the guy with the rifle, because he's tough. THEN I KILL THEM BOTH. And usually drain the girl.
Boom, I have a Dragon's Breath. And the melee weapon is decent too, not like the silly torches in vanilla.