Fallout's 10th anniversary: Vault 13 Timeline

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Morbus, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. WraithUV

    WraithUV It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    Feb 22, 2005
    @Thorgrimm -

    All fair and valid points.

    Now I had a big long reply in the works, but I caught myself starting to go in circles, which I'd like to avoid. Probably doesn't help that my daughter and her friend are here for lunch from school, but anyway...

    While my personal view of the Fallout universe doesn't really include a lot of large-scale missile warfare, I'm certainly not contending that the beginnings of that technology weren't available in a viable form at the time. So is it possible? Certainly. I just guess I don't like that version as much, so I'm sticking with bombers.

    Mmmmm.. Bombers. ;)

    -Wraith
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hi guys,

    You are discussing nuclear weapon delivery systems now but do any of you also have any idea of what countermeassures might have been used during the War.

    Well with bombers I would say jet interceptors but with missiles I am not sure.
    Counter missiles? Armed satellites?
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Countermeasures? Dude, everyone is dead.
     
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Probably BN ;)

    But that doesn't stop governments wasting loads of money on stuff that doesn't do much good in the end :D
     
  5. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

    617
    Dec 16, 2003
  6. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Yeah, the B-36 was just about the Epitome of 50's tech.

    The B-58 Hustler and the Flying wing too, were unique pieces of equipment. As was the ultimate, the stillborn XB-70 Valkyrie.
     
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Trained ninja laser cougars.

    srsly

     
  8. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

    617
    Dec 16, 2003
    The reason I like the B-36, the J version, Is that to me it screams Fallout. It has that retro (Props) futuristic (Jets) look to it. That and that beast was even bigger than the B-52 that replaced it. :D




    Cheers, Thorgrimm
     
  9. Tandy

    Tandy First time out of the vault

    69
    May 5, 2006
    Duck and cover :crazy:
     
  10. cazsim83

    cazsim83 First time out of the vault

    58
    Sep 18, 2007
    Didn't it only weight a pound....or was that 10 lbs......
     
  11. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    There were no microships in Fallout's setting... don't ever forget that.
     
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I don't think we have any of those in our world, either.
     
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello all,

    To me the whole "There are microchips/there aren't any microchips in the Fallout universe" always has seemed to me to be a personal opinion thing, fuelled by the 50's background the game's technology uses.

    I sometimes thing that Fallout gamers take it to literally "Because in that time there were no transistors, there are no transistors/microchips in the Fallout alternate future."

    I rather think that technology in the Fallout simply took a different aesthetics route, not a complete different development route.
    Same goes for space rockets/missile technology, they simply look different.

    As for the whole vacuum tube thing in most Fallout technology? Well to beat the effects of EMP.

    Just my humble opinion.
     
  14. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    I have had one in my bathtub when I was a kid.
     
  15. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Ahahah :lol: Good catch :P
     
  16. cazsim83

    cazsim83 First time out of the vault

    58
    Sep 18, 2007
    If I wanted it, I would give it to you. :twisted:

    Yeah, it's all speculation, but hey, what else are we gonna do 'til we can bitch a bit more about F3???
     
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    If anything, I find some of the new 'technology' incredible stupid and more borrowed from shooter games than something you would use in reality.

    Ignoring the obvious 'fatman' (this is too easy and done to dead), flaming swords, junk launching 'toasters', I also heard something about a cryogenic or 'freeze' gun.

    The last sounds more like something you would make for spectacular effects than being really practical.
     
  18. cazsim83

    cazsim83 First time out of the vault

    58
    Sep 18, 2007
    That's the kind of junk that really pisses me off. I mean, using junk to make weapons. Who am I to question almighty Beth, but I would think you would have to have a high science skill just for some minor stuff. (Flaming gascan sword aside, which seems highly cumbersome for a melee weapon)
    Besides, wasn't it Azrael who already had the flaming sword through a gastube idea? (Batman)
    You didn't have to make your own crap in F1, 2, or tactics - they were relics/leftovers mostly from the vaults/wars/etc - I think it would be neat as an easter egg idea, but to have some of the basic gameplay rely on it?
    And don't forget that Fallout never had you repair your equipment...that sounds much more like.............Oblivion..........hmm........
     
  19. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    You guys are so pessimistic, you should really give them a chance. Doesn't opening a game box and not knowing what's in it make all the excitement of buying a new game?!?!?!
     
  20. Rusty Skull

    Rusty Skull Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Aug 14, 2003
    What if F3 turns out to be quite OK game?

    Will you at least admit that you were whiny little bitches for no reason?