>>1396951>Plus it gives those people the opportunity to appreciate the effort that went into the clans when they play malkavian and notice the differences to the normal clans.
Well you get that in reverse when you start with Malk.
And I think the sentiment is so new players don't get turned off the game by how weird Malk and Nos play, which is an understandable worry.
If my first playthrough was with Nos and I thought that every clan played like that, I might have given up on it.
And I played it for the first time only last year and it quickly became one of my favorite RPGs despite being 16 years old at that point.
And I only gave it a try because of it still being talked about regularly. If a game is over a decade old and still gets talked about regularly it's almost certainty good.