Fallout New Vegas Thread: Mojave, Mo Problems

Badb
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December 16th, 2014, 11:32 pm #1

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FALLOUT NEW VEGAS DISCUSSION THREAD GO.

FAQs:
What the fuck is a Fallout?
A series of RPGs developed by Interplay, Black Isle Studios, Obsidian Entertainment, and Bethesda. They're really fun, campy sci-fi (50's sci-fi, so lots of pew pew laser guns and giant ants) post apocalypse games set in the ruins of America post WW3.

Wasn't New Vegas hilariously buggy?

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Obsidian out-sourced Quality Assurance to the notoriously awful Bethesda (see The Evil Within for how broken their games can be) and as a result the game came out severely bugged. Thankfully, patches and fan-made hotfixes have smoothed out a lot of the rough patches.

Which version of Fallout New Vegas should I buy?

PC version. Without question. The 360 version is a great port, but Bethesda RPGs live and die on their modding communities. The most popular mod for FNV for a long time was A MOD TO STOP THE GAME FROM CRASHING.

Some people swear by the PS3 version, but in my experience it's horrendously broken. If you play the PS3 version, expect frequent memory leaks and frame rate issues (sub 10fps at times), especially if you play on the slimline PS3.

Where can I buy the PC version?

Steam. FNV goes on sale during every steam sale and floats around $5-10 dollars. I'd recommend waiting until DECEMBER 18 if you're looking to buy the PC version, because that's when the Steam Winter Sale starts.

If you've sworn off Steam, New Vegas is also available on Green Man Gaming for £9.99 for the Vanilla game and £14.99 for the Ultimate Edition. Not sure how that pans out with regional pricing.

I like New Vegas a lot! What else should I play?

FALLOUT 3:

Literally Oblivion with guns. Decently fun, but New Vegas is an improvement in every way. Not developed by anyone who worked on the first two Fallout games, and it shows.

WASTELAND 2:

Fallout but with the retro-futuristic 50's sci-fi replaced with retro-futuristic 80's sci-fi. Way less accessible than Fallout, but it's a fun RPG if you liked Fallout 1/2. Be prepared for a lot of rough edges (it's a Kickstarter game) and a ridiculously railroaded first half, though.

METRO 2033:

Fallout but Eastern European and more depressing. One of the last games to come out from THQ. Very rough and flawed, but a decently fun Stealth FPS with some solid writing. The sequel, Metro Last Light, is also good, but suffers from having content stripped out of the game for DLC.

Essential Mods for the PC Version:
JSawyer Mod (Unofficial patches by Josh Sawyer, lead designer of Fallout New Vegas. General improvements to the game's systems (especially on Hardcore Mode) and a number of tweaks to smooth out the gameplay experience. Highly recommended, but not crucial for PC players.)

DLC Tier List: (If you don't want to pay extra for the Ultimate Edition).
A-Tier (Essential Purchases):

Dead Money

"You've heard of the Sierra Madre Casino. We all have, the legend, the curses. Some foolishness about it lying in the middle of the City of Dead, a city of ghosts. Buried beneath a blood-red cloud, a bright, shining monument luring treasure hunters to their doom..."

Break into the Sierra Madre Casino for the Heist of the Centuries!

Pros:
* Great story.
* Cast of excellent party members.
* Probably the most thematically and narratively complex RPG since Planescape Torment.
Cons:
* Ridiculously difficult.
* Can't return to the Sierra Madre after completing the DLC.

Old World Blues

"There is an expression in the Wasteland: "Old World Blues". It refers to those so obsessed with the past they can't see the present, much less the future, for what it is."

Action science adventures in the Big Empty!

Pros:
* The funniest video game you will play this year.
* The most visually impressive DLC.
* Can return to the Big MT after completion of the DLC.

Cons:
* Some of the humour wears thin after a while.
*

B-Tier (Fun, but not essential):

Lonesome Road

"This is your road; when you come, you'll walk it alone."

Travel to the Divide and confront Ulysses!

Pros:
* Confrontation with the best antagonist in the game.
* Better ending to the game than the actual endings.

Cons:
* Story is very heavily tied to optional content from the previous DLC.
* Very linear and rail-roaded.
* Short.

C-Tier (Would not recommend):

Honest Hearts:

"Zion may not be lost to us, after all."

Travel to New Canaan and meet Joshua Graham, the Burned Man!

Pros:
* Explore Utah!
* Meet the Burned Man!

Cons:
* White Man's Burden: The Videogame
* No seriously, it's immensely uncomfortable how racist the entire premise of this DLC is. You are literally helping White Mormons "educate" a group of "tribal savages" who act and dress like stereotypical Native Americans.

THREAD RULES
* No links to NSFW mods. Like, at all.
* No untagged spoilers. People have not beaten / played this game yet. Extend them the courtesy of not ruining the plot for them.
** For people who have played the game, everything past
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*** This extends to DLC.
* No Legion Slashfic.
* This is not a dick-measuring thread. No one wants to hear about the time you solo'd a deathclaw at level 1 with your bare hands (it totally happened honest!). Exemptions will be made if the stories are a. funny and/or b. stupid.
V5:
B035 - [color=EF98AA]Ray Gilbert[/color] - DECEASED - Guy Fawkes Mask - Too Far Gone
G029 - Zoe Leverett - DECEASED - Machete - To Really Be Alone, To Pick At All the Bones
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wrote:[18:10] <Laurels> WWJD? Fuck corpses, apparently
wrote:[15:16] <Naft> My college once nearly burned down because someone tried to make a bong out of dollar bills and the fire alarm didn't work
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Namira
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December 16th, 2014, 11:33 pm #2

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THE

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Draw Thread! - Pathfinder! - Writing Thread!
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13:58 Gianni Oh come on you broke someone's heart
13:59 Gianni you are proud, not embarrassed
13:59 Christian Yes
13:59 Christian Be proud
13:59 Christian Do we not all strive to break a human soul?
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Vincenzo/a 'Vinny' 'Enzo' Gatti | DO IT FOR THE VINE.
Toby 'Noodle' Andreasson | :|
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G008 - Kammy So'oialo | wants a new script
G062 - Becca Everett | was a damn superstar
G071 - Sunshine Cho Lee | trusted
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G026 - Rosalia Fiametta | Found it. | Walkie Talkies
G014 - Yelizaveta 'Bounce' Volkova | Out of here | Gasoline
B060 - Brock Mason | Thump. Thump |
G029 - Kristina 'Kris' Hartmann | Put Down. | Drama Bombs [&#8734;], M79 Grenade Launcher [x6 grenades]
G117 - Jessie Anderson | Still Smiling | Faith
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Namira
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December 16th, 2014, 11:37 pm #3

PS3 VERSION WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

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13:58 Gianni Oh come on you broke someone's heart
13:59 Gianni you are proud, not embarrassed
13:59 Christian Yes
13:59 Christian Be proud
13:59 Christian Do we not all strive to break a human soul?
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Vincenzo/a 'Vinny' 'Enzo' Gatti | DO IT FOR THE VINE.
Toby 'Noodle' Andreasson | :|
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G008 - Kammy So'oialo | wants a new script
G062 - Becca Everett | was a damn superstar
G071 - Sunshine Cho Lee | trusted
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G026 - Rosalia Fiametta | Found it. | Walkie Talkies
G014 - Yelizaveta 'Bounce' Volkova | Out of here | Gasoline
B060 - Brock Mason | Thump. Thump |
G029 - Kristina 'Kris' Hartmann | Put Down. | Drama Bombs [&#8734;], M79 Grenade Launcher [x6 grenades]
G117 - Jessie Anderson | Still Smiling | Faith
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Badb
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December 16th, 2014, 11:38 pm #4

You swear by the PS3 version. I swear at it.
V5:
B035 - [color=EF98AA]Ray Gilbert[/color] - DECEASED - Guy Fawkes Mask - Too Far Gone
G029 - Zoe Leverett - DECEASED - Machete - To Really Be Alone, To Pick At All the Bones
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wrote:[18:10] <Laurels> WWJD? Fuck corpses, apparently
wrote:[15:16] <Naft> My college once nearly burned down because someone tried to make a bong out of dollar bills and the fire alarm didn't work
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trash
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December 17th, 2014, 12:40 am #5

Badb wrote:* No Legion Slashfic.
i'm boycotting this thread
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December 17th, 2014, 2:54 am #6

Just gonna throw this out there, is anyone else aware of the Skilled Glitch?

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v5 Characters:

B029- Matt Masters- DECEASED (114/152)

B043- Adonis Alba- DECEASED (124/152)

G051- Stacey Mordetsky- DECEASED (136/152)
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Namira
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December 17th, 2014, 10:01 pm #7

So Daniel from Honest Hearts is legitimately the first time I've been so annoyed with an NPC I've out and out killed them out of frustration.

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Draw Thread! - Pathfinder! - Writing Thread!
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13:58 Gianni Oh come on you broke someone's heart
13:59 Gianni you are proud, not embarrassed
13:59 Christian Yes
13:59 Christian Be proud
13:59 Christian Do we not all strive to break a human soul?
[+] Spoiler
Vincenzo/a 'Vinny' 'Enzo' Gatti | DO IT FOR THE VINE.
Toby 'Noodle' Andreasson | :|
[+] Spoiler
G008 - Kammy So'oialo | wants a new script
G062 - Becca Everett | was a damn superstar
G071 - Sunshine Cho Lee | trusted
[+] Spoiler
G026 - Rosalia Fiametta | Found it. | Walkie Talkies
G014 - Yelizaveta 'Bounce' Volkova | Out of here | Gasoline
B060 - Brock Mason | Thump. Thump |
G029 - Kristina 'Kris' Hartmann | Put Down. | Drama Bombs [&#8734;], M79 Grenade Launcher [x6 grenades]
G117 - Jessie Anderson | Still Smiling | Faith
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Badb
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December 18th, 2014, 12:48 am #8

Namira wrote:So Daniel from Honest Hearts is legitimately the first time I've been so annoyed with an NPC I've out and out killed them out of frustration.
All aboard the Honest Hearts hate-train. Rail-roaded harder than that DLC was.
V5:
B035 - [color=EF98AA]Ray Gilbert[/color] - DECEASED - Guy Fawkes Mask - Too Far Gone
G029 - Zoe Leverett - DECEASED - Machete - To Really Be Alone, To Pick At All the Bones
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wrote:[18:10] <Laurels> WWJD? Fuck corpses, apparently
wrote:[15:16] <Naft> My college once nearly burned down because someone tried to make a bong out of dollar bills and the fire alarm didn't work
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December 18th, 2014, 12:56 am #9

Namira wrote:So Daniel from Honest Hearts is legitimately the first time I've been so annoyed with an NPC I've out and out killed them out of frustration.
You say that like you're not supposed to play Fallout by killing every NPC in sight.
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G056, Alda Abbate(Adopted)
It was difficult to nail down exactly when the anger started. Remembering a time when it wasn't there, coiled up and waiting to strike or alive and thrashing, was growing more and more challenging. It'd been with her for so long that it no longer felt like an intruder in her mind. It felt like a part of her.
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B062, Garrett Wilde
I multiplied. Then I subtracted. That's what we do now. That's how we keep the most people around.
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B014, Joachim Lovelace(Adopted)
Your turn.
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Abby Floyd:This place was vile. Overwhelmingly, terribly vile. Character Theme: Everything's Alright-Emily Scholz
Ty Yazzie: You ever wonder if you still got a home to go back to? Character Theme: Warrior People-Medicine For The People
Isaac Brea(Adopted from Espi): Isaac's well of fucks was bone-dry. Character Theme: The Whiskey, The Liar, The Thief-Patent Pending
Caedyn Miller:So...how did you wanna do this? Feeling an open casket? Or is that dumb? Nah, don't say it, that's dumb. We'll be soup by the time they send us home anyway. Character Theme: Sleep-My Chemical Romance
Irene Djezari(Adopted from CicadaDays): Death was not worse than Meme Hell. Character Theme: A Beautiful Lie-30 Seconds To Mars

NPCs:
Jacob Brooks: ... Character Theme: 1812 Overture-Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Blaise d'Aramitz: Blonde Hair, Black Lungs-Sorority Noise
Helena 'Hel" Fury: Okay, but riddle me this: where in the rulebook does it say it's not a series of automatic critical hits if I Flurry of Blows an ogre's nutsack like a speedbag? Bad Liar-Selena Gomez
Jeremiah Widdlestone: NOT--FOR--YOU 911/Mr. Lonely-Tyler The Creator
Damian Riccardo Maradona Reyes: I'll go all day, all week, all year if I gotta, big guy. Just try and stop me. Years Of War-Porter Robinson
Barbara "Babs" Mulaney: One. Deux. Tres. Vier. Fem. Yug. Haft. Aath. Dyev-yat. Dez. Might Tell You Tonight-Scissor Sisters
Zyzzx Rigs: Last of the first, folks. Light me up.You Know You Like It - DJ Snake ft.
AlunaGeorge
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Some Guy Probably: A thing he said? Character Theme: Flyers-Bradio
Alex Darby: Let's weigh what everyone brings to the table, and find a suitable compromise. It's in your best interest. Character theme: Devil's Gift-Shaman's Harvest
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December 18th, 2014, 1:01 am #10

Dark Lord Bunbury wrote:
Namira wrote:So Daniel from Honest Hearts is legitimately the first time I've been so annoyed with an NPC I've out and out killed them out of frustration.
You say that like you're not supposed to play Fallout by killing and eating every NPC in sight.
ftfy.
V5:
B035 - [color=EF98AA]Ray Gilbert[/color] - DECEASED - Guy Fawkes Mask - Too Far Gone
G029 - Zoe Leverett - DECEASED - Machete - To Really Be Alone, To Pick At All the Bones
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wrote:[18:10] <Laurels> WWJD? Fuck corpses, apparently
wrote:[15:16] <Naft> My college once nearly burned down because someone tried to make a bong out of dollar bills and the fire alarm didn't work
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December 18th, 2014, 1:04 am #11

I'd like to debate DLC worth, but I dunno if it's possible without getting too spoilery.
V7 relationship thread! Say hi to my kids!
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21:33RattlesnakeIf you can't ninja roll the solution is to get naked until you can ninja roll

Justice for Natali - Today at 4:21 PM
Your adorable face will not save you from the long dick of the law

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December 18th, 2014, 1:12 am #12

Honest Hearts wasn't rail-roaded as badly as The Pitt, at least.
Song currently stuck in my head: UNLIMITS - Shinkir&#333;


Characters

V6 (Pregame)

Gary Kwan - "Fuck you." - I-II

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trash
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December 18th, 2014, 1:17 am #13

the pitt let you slap nukes on your titties tho. clearly it's the superior dlc
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Badb
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December 18th, 2014, 1:27 am #14

the pitt also has the complex moral choice of "endorse slavery" or "literally eat a baby" tho
V5:
B035 - [color=EF98AA]Ray Gilbert[/color] - DECEASED - Guy Fawkes Mask - Too Far Gone
G029 - Zoe Leverett - DECEASED - Machete - To Really Be Alone, To Pick At All the Bones
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wrote:[18:10] <Laurels> WWJD? Fuck corpses, apparently
wrote:[15:16] <Naft> My college once nearly burned down because someone tried to make a bong out of dollar bills and the fire alarm didn't work
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trash
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December 18th, 2014, 1:39 am #15

to be fair the baby eating was optional

like don't get me wrong, i totally ate the baby, but there were other options where she survives iirc
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