Todd Howard speaks on OXM podcast

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Cool. If the game is "finished", it's really about time to COMMUNICATE about it. Show screenshots, videos, exemples of quests and choices other than the "blowing Megaton" stuff. You KNOW that we, rabid fans, are not that close-minded. Well, maybe we are but we are sticking to a logic at least. What's the logic behind your lack of interaction with the fanbase ?
     
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Fo1 has 19 different endings, with 360 possible permutations. Fo2 has 47 endings with 1,105,920 permutations. If 200 is the number of permutations for Fo3, they are seriously behind. That would correspond to maybe 10-20 endings. But I'm assuming they'd have to be talking about permutations since you should know when designing a game whether you'll have ~12 or ~200 endings. You don't accidentally hop from 12 to 200 endings late in the development process and send in an order for 188 additional voiceovers from Ron Perlman (because he will KILL YOU). With permutations it would be thinkable, at least.
     
  3. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    What the hell are my posts invisible or something?
    Yes, they're talking about permutations. They've said before that that's how they define 'endings'.

    Again: going from 12 to 200 different endings in that way is just 4 binary choices that have some kind of effect.
     
  4. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Dind't Chris Avellone said that Ron Pearlman looks like he can crush BRICKS with his own hands? :twisted:
     
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    You have a point, but I still think they're talking about permutations.

    Also! If terra-arcanum does not lie to me, Arcanum has 43 endings, but it's hard to say how many permutations there are since I can't find any place listing which ones are mutually exclusive.
     
  6. Frog

    Frog Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 25, 2003
    it would be nice to see some endings affecting other endings in the way: ending2 for location x + ending1 for character y = some extra content.

    its so wishful thinking but maybe it was the way they approached it.
     
  7. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Yeah, like bethsheta would change something for the better <_<
     
  8. Yellow

    Yellow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 23, 2007
    When dealing with permutations that number can increase exponentially, so it won't be surprising if they can catch up to FO1.
     
  9. Kukident

    Kukident Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 21, 2007
    Where are those goals stated?, I wanna get my own picture of this.


    Also i would say NMA (if they really talk about NMA only) is more likely left-wing and especially liberal, than right-winged. If political at all.

    I guess, after all, it was just an attempt to insult this kind of Fallout fans in special way :|
     
  10. Brother None

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    In our heads and whenever someone asks, we just go, "NMA's goals are to bring as much information dissemination as possible for the Fallout titles", often with the added explanation of comparing the way we're trying to cover Fallout 3 to the way Oblivion was misrepresented by the media.

    Oh yes, and we <3 mods.

    Left-wing extremists are even worse than right wing extremists :drummer:
     
  11. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Indeed. When I read the thing I kind of missed the point. If they really wanted to insult us they should have gone for left-wing extremism, not right-wing...

    Kin of stupid the old feller is isn't he?
     
  12. Kukident

    Kukident Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 21, 2007
    I never said anything about extremists, did I?

    No, I didn't.
     
  13. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    My bad then.
     
  14. Jidai Geki

    Jidai Geki It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 13, 2007
    I noticed that. Professional video game journalists... eh. They give us all a bad name (video game fans).