Are you a druggie?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by ronnyhenri, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. ronnyhenri

    ronnyhenri First time out of the vault

    Feb 23, 2013
    Just wondering how other players think about chems in the Fallout New Vegas game. My current character is a somewhat hooked on Buffout and Psycho. So, are you a druggie?
  2. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    I remember role playing a ginger guy called Mick who was addicted to moonshine. It was totally a subconscious decision I swear!
  3. IllusiveManJr

    IllusiveManJr First time out of the vault

    Aug 13, 2012
    I like to use Sierra Madre Martinis, Buffout, and Party Time Mentats.
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I use them all. That's what they are there for.
  5. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Same as in real life.. I stay away from anythining "drug" related unless i have to take it.
    In real life i barley use painkillers :|
  6. IllusiveManJr

    IllusiveManJr First time out of the vault

    Aug 13, 2012
    My Sierra Madre Martini perk glitched out and now it's gone. How annoying.
  7. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    My policies (in the game and in real life) are pretty similar, though not as strict when it comes to the OTC stuff, but for some reason they went right out the window for NV. Aside from RP runs with characters predisposed to using them, I avoided chems like the plague in 1, 2, Tactics, and even F3 (not that the game was ever hard enough to make them necessary, anyway). In New Vegas, though, with the difficulty amped up to acceptable levels, I find myself popping them sometimes just to survive (owing mostly to the fact that I tend to play melee characters or absolute weaklings who find plenty of reasons to need the buffs).

    Turbo is a godsend, too. A lot of the time I'll cheat and skirt my prohibitions by giving my no-drug characters Implant GRX.
  8. Alesia

    Alesia It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 3, 2013
    when I was in my 20's I was a pretty bad alcoholic and quit drinking in 2009. Quit smoking in 2012. Now you'd think given my past I'd be against these things yet my character is a chain smoking boozer that's addicted to Mentats. Why Mentats? Because I feel like it is why.
  9. Arcanix

    Arcanix First time out of the vault

    Mar 2, 2013
    Avoided drugs in Fallout 1&2, Tactics and 3. Ive yet to complete NV so i might use them. If its necessary to survive i kind of have to.

    Usually playing a heavy gunner or a sniper character, we´ll see.
  10. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 27, 2011
    I almost never take any of the drugs. If it do then it is only because I'm against a wall and it's the only way I'll survive.
  11. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    The only ever time I really needed to take any drugs like med-x or the sort was when I decided to attempt to kill Fawkes at level 30. Now that would have been a good boss fight for Fallout 3.
  12. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 3, 2010
    I wish you could smoke cigarettes unmoded. I've always pictured my character as a chain smoker (almost like Constantine pre-lung cancer/Dark one deal).

    Other than that: Rarely. I'd rather not deal with the effects of addiction. That and I just collect and sell them when I need the cash.
  13. doc frank

    doc frank First time out of the vault

    Mar 7, 2013
    I use them if there is some intense fighting coming up.
  14. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I used them in two of my playthroughs.
    The first time, near the end of Fallout 1, I had to use lots of mentats because I wanted to end the diplomatic way.
    Now, in my dumb (and jinxed) playthrough in Fallout 2, in some fights I need to enhance my abbilities. I try not to use mentats, because that kind of kills the purpose of usng a dumb character.
  15. pyroD

    pyroD Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 26, 2012
    No, never, unless it's absolutely necessary. I usually just collect them to trade later. Also, that awkward moment when you find out mentats aren't mints.
  16. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    Totally :clap:
  17. mobucks

    mobucks President of racism. Orderite

    May 22, 2010
  18. The Sixth Ranger

    The Sixth Ranger It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 10, 2013
    I generally don't use drugs. It's simple enough to get by without using them, so why should you deal with the chance of addiction and blowing a couple hundred caps on a doctor or on Fixer? I do home brew some drugs such as slasher and rocket, they rid you of surplus supplies, and you can make some good caps on the side.
  19. Ben

    Ben Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 6, 2011
    My Rooster Cogburn character is a drunk