I really don't care if I get flamed or not, anger just means the person is afraid of something but... I read through this whole thing about BOS and some of it mildly irritates me, such as changing the whole omnscient scientific feel from rpgs, and the fact that some (most likely) fat ignorant loudmouth jackass who thinks all video game players are pimple faced teenage virgins was placed in control of creating the game and put armourless girls running around with pistols to represent the brotherhood of steel... BUT The story in tactics seemed to go along with the story of the first two games just fine... and the story from that seems to go with is posted on this site about the story of BOS... From what I gathered, the brotherhood just had some people in it that were smarter than the rest and wanted to become more active in the wasteland, so like any self-respecting facist oligarchy that wants to portray a false sense of fairness the elders sent these decenters on a "suicide mission" to chase the remaining super mutants over the moutains in air blimps... The blimps crashed, few survived but the ones that did basically had free reign to do whatever the heck they wanted to seperated from the old brotherhood by thousands of miles and a moutain range... So they recruit everyone they can get their hands on and run a military campaign to clean up the wasteland, and when they finally reconnect with the old brotherhood they find out they had wasted away to practically nothing just as the new idealogy predicted while the dissenters had built up and united the majority of the midwest... I thought it went along with the other stories nicely, resembling how the vault 13 dwellers ended up screwed over because they did not leave their vault and gain an awareness of the outside world. Now is BOS the console game supposed to be the east or west BOS? Because if its east BOS I don't see the contradiction.