So I was wondering if you get the cannibal trait and the night trait can you join the family? Has anyone tried this? I just beat it and started a new character and am going to try it, but no one on this forum has mentioned it at all.
Actually, isn't the idea that they would eat flesh, but Vance has convinced them that they're vampires and steered them onto blood or something along that lines?
Anyway, I'm astounded that they included that in there. I mean, the game... does other inconsistent things that I just erased because I realized they were massive spoilers, so the last thing I would expect is for the cannibal perk to get you in good with the vampires.
Having the cannibal perk myself, the only dialogue option I had with anyone was the gate guard, where you can use it to your benefit to be granted access freely. After that they consider you one of their own.
As far as joining them goes, no. One of the biggest things missing in this Bethesda game are joining factions. Most factions offer one quest, but that's it. They'll say something like, "Drop by any time, you are an honorary member," or some nonsense like that, but you are never actually part of the group, as in gaining a rank or moving up in rank. Hopefully modders fix that oversight.
Heres the thing, if you look at the body of the boys parents, it was their necks that have been pierced. When talking to him he says he just came over with an unbearable reaction. If hes reacting on instict, and hes not one of the family officially, why did he just go for the necks? They really arnt cannibles in the normal fallout sense, which tended to equate them more along the lines of tribals and phycopaths. The name Vance has long been associated with Vampires in various novels and other forms of fiction. Basically what you see here is Bethesda trying to come up with content, making it up based on other works and doing a really bad job of it.