Fav weapon...why?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Silencer, Nov 23, 2000.

  1. Hyddan92

    Hyddan92 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2013

    yeah that's the one! Yup, personally I love it.
     
  2. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

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    Jun 25, 2014
    The Gauss Rifle in Fallout 2. Mainly because it has the best range out of all the rifles in the game.
     
  3. memetics

    memetics ☢ Mysterious Stranger ☢

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Holy Ancient Thread, Vaultman!

    Solar Scorcher (F2); solar-powered (environmentally-friendly), unlimited ammo (can always use other weapons as back-ups in dark places), and joyous giddy-making. ZAP! ZAP! ZAP! I CAN STAND HERE FIRING ALL DAY, MOTHERFUCKERS! BRING IT ON! Aw shit, a cloud ... BACK IN A MINUTE!

    -m
     
  4. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I see whatcha did there! XD

    But I'd say that misses the MUCH WORSE glaringly obvious attempts at nasty thread necromancy that have been performed in recent history.

    Or were you just commenting on the fact that, for a topic with only 5 pages, it's almost 14 years old?
     
  5. H3rw00d1

    H3rw00d1 I should, but I won't

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Favorite weapons? I'd have to go with:

    Fallout 1: Combat Shotgun: Powerful at close range and uses common ammunition.

    Fallout 2: Pulse Rifle: Is useful against any target and is powerful.

    Fallout 3: Perforator: High damage, has a scope and is repairable with common assault rifles.
    Alien Disintegrator: Large magazine, reload is the press of a button and is easily repairable.

    Fallout NV: Ranger Sequoia: Powerful, ammo is scarce so it's not a gamebreaker, and has a cool appearance.
    All-American: Powerful and uses common ammunition.
     
  6. memetics

    memetics ☢ Mysterious Stranger ☢

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Naah, I was just teasing 5545Trey for having nothing better to do on a weekend than dig up a couple dozen old(ish) threads. (-:

    -m
     
  7. August Christiananta

    August Christiananta First time out of the vault

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    Aug 5, 2014
    in Fallout 2 would be Gauss Rifle + Bozar
     
  8. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I know. That's what I was talking about. XD
     
  9. death2uall

    death2uall First time out of the vault

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    Jan 9, 2014
    In FO 1 the Alien Blaster; it's relatively short-ranged, but pretty damn deadly.

    For FO 2, it's gotta be the Gauss Pistol. With Fast Shot, Improved ROF, Agility 7+ using Psycho, Improved Critical and Sniper, you're talking 6 instant kills a turn for the first two turns, which means most fights don't last more than 3 turns. :clap: Plus it has just as long a range and is just as accurate as the Gauss Rifle.
     
  10. Octagon

    Octagon First time out of the vault

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    Aug 1, 2014
    I'd say the Turbo Plasma Rifle or the Super Sledge, but I think we all know that the almighty Pipe Rifle just can't be beat.
     
  11. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Y'know what might be cool slash dumb? What if bringing a Pipe Rifle to Algernon would result in him upgrading it into one of the best rifles in the game? XD Sorta an homage to games which converted useless items into important items, like Diablo II using Wirt's Leg to create the portal to the Secret Cow Level. It would be incredibly unlikely for players to "happen upon" this secret, because finding Algernon is its own journey, and nobody in their right mind would have held onto the Pipe Rifle from Vic's shack, but just like "getting lucky" could reward players in FO1 with the Alien Blaster, if circumstances landed you in the basement of New Reno Arms with the shittiest firearm in the game and you noticed Algernon fixating on the piece of junk in your hands... Anyway, that'd be interesting. =D
     
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  12. Mad Bomber

    Mad Bomber First time out of the vault

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    Apr 18, 2013
    SnapSlav, love that idea :)

    On Topic: Fallout1 - I guess its turbo plasma rifle for obvious reasons
    Fallout2 - I love shotguns, so I´d say Pancor Jackhammer gets my vote. Powerful and capable of dealing with most of the enemies.
    Fallout New Vegas - Well, as my nickname suggest, all kinds of explosives :) I like a lot of weapons in NV, but using good ol´ dynamite stick is allways fun!
     
  13. TheVaultHunter

    TheVaultHunter First time out of the vault

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    Sep 18, 2014
    Tommy Gun, Just because it's essential when working for the family's of new reno.
     
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I would have sworn I already posted in this thread. Weird.

    FO: Turbo Plasma Rifle

    FO2: Gauss Rifle

    That's not right.
     
  15. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    Sometimes the mods will randomly VAT or remove shit because they found something offensive about it. A few of them seem to have it out for you Alec, but you're one of my favorite posters here. You're one of the only other poasters who doesn't flip a fucking lid when shown dark humor.

    Anyway's, on topic:

    Fallout 1: Super Sledge/Laser Gatling
    Fallout 2: Don't really have one
    New Vegas: Assault Carbine
     
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  16. Byzantine

    Byzantine Sink me in the ocean.

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    Sep 4, 2014
    Across all of the Fallout games I've played, I've always liked the hunting rifle over most ofter weapons. I've never really liked that fact that, if you progress in the games long enough, you can eventually get your hands on equipment that practically renders you an immortal capable of cleaving through waves of mutants with a single pull of the trigger. Point in fact, the same applies to most role playing games, doesn't it? It really destroys the role playing experience.
     
  17. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Wait... gradual weapon progression destroys your role playing experience? If I'm not mistaking you can find a Hunting Rifle in Vault 15 (FO). I would think very differently about FO if that was the best weapon in the game and I have to play through the rest of the game, which gradually becomes harder as you proceed, with only that weapon. But that's probably just me, right? :roll:
     
  18. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    Yeah I thought the whole point was to get better weapons so you COULD deal with those harder enemies...
     
  19. Harken

    Harken Always late to the party

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    Aug 16, 2014
    It's like inflation. You (the GM or AI or whatever) notices an oncoming depression (unbalance favoring player), so you flood the markets (stats) in order to gain profit. People realize this and start charging stuff at a higher prices (getting better gear). Repeat the process again and again. That's usually how it works in RPGs and many other games, so in the grand scheme of things the result is just as ugly.

    Follow it up with sudden curbstomps because the player was the profiting merchant to distract them from the fact that their primary opponents are steadily rising at the same rate, somehow. Congrats, you just took the easy way out of realistic balancing.

    EDIT: Actually, that system works pretty well for organization/command-based games like Mount & Blade, etc.
     
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  20. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    F1 - turboplasma rifle, obviously
    F2 - gauss pistol
    FNV - scoped hunting rifle for distant targets, .308 automatic rifle (Dead Money) for close quarter combat. Tearing cazadores or V34 ghouls apart with short bursts feels so good with full-auto weapon! :twisted: