Meet the Fallout 3 Devs

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Tannhauser, May 6, 2007.

  1. SpaceKungFuMan

    SpaceKungFuMan First time out of the vault

    May 2, 2007
    You're 100% right. I should have made it clear that I wish we wouldn't see that particular reaction. I'm sorry if I implied that NMA posters generally respond like that, as it was not my intention.
     
  2. Vault Khajiit

    Vault Khajiit First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2007
    "All that's hatred does not glitter,
    Not all who whine, are trolls
    Failed dreamworlds burning bitter
    Forging gems from mould.
    Dawn is cracking from the crocks
    Bethesdan; mutants pray
    That Evolution (forced by XBOX)
    Won't kill Richard Grey"
     
  3. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Dude did you write that yourself?! That's awesome! Totally rhymes while completely referencing our plight. I can't believe someone so new did such a thing...

    I was a bit skeptical when I saw "Khajiit" since I know it's a race in the Elder Scrolls series, but I guess you proved there are some fans who understand. I bet you're one of the one's who hate Oblivion and dislike Marrowind, but love the rest of the series?

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Note we're still updating that page as more devs reply, we've added Ricardo "socrates200X" Gonzalez to the list. Also note this, from Caponi;
    Have you played the VanBuren Alpha? If so, what were your feelings on it?
    I played it a while ago. Obviously, it's pre-release software and needed a lot of work so it's pretty unfair to judge it as it is, but I'dve bought it. But then again, I payed full price for Brotherhood of Steel just because it said "Fallout" on it, so my purchase might not mean much.

    and Zeleny;
    [On playing Fallout: BoS] How many showers did it take just to feel unclean after that?
    As another person who bought it before reading any reviews just because of the Fallout name, I'll answer for him:

    I don't know if I'll ever feel fully clean again. I so wanted it to be good, because it had been so very long since a good Fallout game. Nowadays, I keep the disc around solely to focus all of my hatred and scorn into it. But I try not to actually touch it, lest its fundamental badness rub off on me.

    Hrm. Maybe next time I go to the shooting range...
     
  5. ronin84

    ronin84 First time out of the vault

    Oct 9, 2006
    The whole bug issue... I think it's mainly person to person, as I had maybe 2-3 problems with Oblivion... and only one problem with STALKER (where as some people had a plethora of bugs going on).

    Awesome 'article' or what-not. I enjoyed reading it and getting a little insight into these dudes minds. Method to the madness or whatever.

    Anyway, the more F3 news we get the more excited I get.
     
  6. SpaceKungFuMan

    SpaceKungFuMan First time out of the vault

    May 2, 2007
    For me, the more I like the game and/or developer, the less likely I am to care about/notice non game breaking bugs. If I was playing Halo 3, and there was a game breaking bug, I'd just be done with the game. When I encountered bugs like that in Arcanum, I kept working at it till I could continue playing. I'd gladly play the full VanBuren in the tech demo state, despite all the bugs. For Fallout 3. . . let's just say it had better feel like fallout for me to get past a crash or two.
     
  7. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    Sep 17, 2006
    Here's some more interesting stuff from socrates200x, figured I might as well post it here:

    EDIT: And 1 more...

     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I added those quotes into the article before you posted them, Starwars :ok:

    Even more quotes in there, now, though we're again wandering into the uninteresting.
     
  9. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 5, 2006
    Some of this makes me quite positive but I am trying to stay as neutral as I can, I will make my mind up when I can see screen shot's and / or a demo.
     
  10. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    On the whole, I'm generally pleased with these answers, despite the PR spin and slightly rote-learned list of influences (for some, anyway) but I do have a few worries:
    This does raise the potential issue of it erring towards FO:BoS - "Adult" for the sake of being adult. Though, it is only one comment, easy to be misconstrued.
    Bwahaha! Good answer to a rather vague and condescending question.
    I hope this one will follow a law of diminishing returns ...
    Now this, this terrifies me (well, not real-life terrifies, but in the context of the game, it does). The PR has been mostly terrible, pparticularlyat the beginning. There would have had to have been some pretty humongous gaffes (that we did not hear about, obviously) for me to consider them to have worked magic, freakin' or otherwise.
     
  11. SpaceKungFuMan

    SpaceKungFuMan First time out of the vault

    May 2, 2007
    I wouldn't really worry too much, since this is probably just one employee talking highly of another, with little substance. If they really have worked some magic though, then I'm with you in wondering what could have gone so horribly wrong in the first place.
     
  12. TheVaultKeeper

    TheVaultKeeper Deliciously Demented

    Apr 22, 2007
    A wonderful insight into the world of those who actually make the game (and not just lead developers or marketing people) and a great read overall! Thanks for collectiong and sorting everything!

    But the three main questions still remain:

    1. What is the perpective (my guess is on first person)
    2. Turn-based or real-time (my guess is on real-time or KOTOR-style)
    3. When is the targeted release (Christmas 2008? 2009?)

    I know, I know... we have debated these issues over and over... but the questions still stand...
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I think there are more game-related important questions than just combat mode and perspective.

    But those questions can't be answered. NDAs.
     
  14. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Thanks for compiling the info. It certainly feels better to know the nanny who's nursing your love child.
     
  15. Davaris

    Davaris Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 9, 2005
    Perspective and turn based combat is the least of your worries with the mentality of Bethesda's fan base. :roll:

    PIPgirl!, Why do boys get all the fun?

    http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=684534
     
  16. Vault Khajiit

    Vault Khajiit First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2007
    Why yes, I cribbed it myself!
    (If you didn't catch the reference, http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/all-that-is-gold-does-not-glitter/ )

    I'm "new" in that I haven't posted anything but a couple vague rants,
    but "old" in that I've had NMA on [Page Refresh] pretty much since Dave Dawkins first said "Nurk!".

    I guess I'm a fan of the immersive backstory of the TES universe,
    and a fan of what Bethesda could have done with it if they had wanted to, but apparently didn't want to.

    I'm a fan of Wasteland (BEST RPG EVAR. FO SUX!!!)
    and still trying to finish(*) a roguelike set some few years after the fall of Cochise,

    a useless and near-worthless troll, who likes cats. alot, and hopes
    that Bethesda will reconsider the ill-conception of extincting of these
    marvellous creatures from the Fallout world.

    I'm a pacifist-socialist who dislikes guns, but strongly favors nuclear proliferation.
    I'm convinced that if the "Mean Time" project really had been WL 2,
    and if they'd actually got around to finishing it,
    that the entire sordid history of the past 20 years could have been avoided.

    (*)for values of 'finish' that include 'almost everything involved with building it'
     
  17. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Heh :) ...
    Fallout 3 with ideas of uneducated Fallout "fans" (these people aren't Bethesda fans. These are Fallout "fans" - i.e. non-elite Fallout "fans" - dumb, clueless and caring only about "having fun") would be a piece of crap even with TB combat/isometric perspective .

    I think that this PIPgirl should be like, put in those secret slots in Power Armor, because, like there are special, covered slots in PA that can be used to upgrade it with, like a PIPgirl interface and rocket boosters. Yeah. And there should be, like a Power Armor for women.
    That would be, like more revealing and would give special powers! Because girls need fun LOLOLOLOL111!!!!111!!!!111!!!!!111!!!1!
     
  18. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

    Oct 10, 2005
    Yeah man! Its US against THEM, man! :roll:

    Edit: Then I'll be the Switzerland.
     
  19. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    No. It's just us for Fallout and them against Fallout...