How you play & Why ?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by Limbabnees, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Limbabnees

    Limbabnees Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 17, 2007
    Dont get it yet how to play the game.

    LvL 7 wandering with Dogmeat, gathering stuff, battlecaps +/- 1500

    You have a house to dump your stuff... nice, but cant quick travel wenn overpacked :(

    Why decorate your house, what the function of this?

    This is a no Time Limit game i assume, so spend long time near your "Home" and get XP's and repair your stuff.

    More questions follow...
  2. Touquet

    Touquet Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 20, 2007
    - Why buy the workbench when you can use it for free in Morla house??

    - Why buying Nuka-Cola machine to get RAD? Anaway the Nuka-Cola is free elwhere...

    - Why can I use more than one mentats/rad-x at a time.

    - Why do I get bad karma from someno who's dead when I take items.
  3. Hjotorn

    Hjotorn First time out of the vault

    Nov 19, 2008
    Well, it's something to spend the enormous amount of caps you'll have sooner or later on.

    Because some people tend to blow up megaton. But yeah if you stay in Megaton, it's just another money dump. For example if you store your vast amount of spare parts in your house you don't have to crawl to moira's anymore.

    Because Nuka-Cola rocks.

    Because Beth likes drug overdoses.

    After a time you lose the "lone wanderer" feeling and start to feel like the "king of the wasteland". Own pimped out "castle" included.

    Because stealing is bad, mmmmkay? Well, I asked exactly the same after I killed Silver and made her home in Springvale my temporary one. They should've increased the karma loss for the kill but then made some scripts to let one plunder the stuff the dead one owned without karma loss.
  4. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

    Nov 2, 2008
    I play as a sole gunman, and thats the way everybody plays the game, since its the only possible way.

  5. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    You can play this? I thought I just bought a pretty lunchbox. Hehe.
    I'm not really bothering with all the housekeeping stuff. I haven't even built a single custom weapon yet. I wanted to try the railway spike thingie because I got the schematics for free, but looking for the parts is just boring.
    Also, when did Radscorpions become more dangerous than super mutants? One of them nearly killed me yesterday and they are ridiculously hard to kill. They can stomach 2-3 whole chinese AR mags.
  6. Hjotorn

    Hjotorn First time out of the vault

    Nov 19, 2008
    Yeah. The giant ones are more like genetical engineered tanks. And they don't even have some weak spot, unlike the mirelurks.
    On my small guns guy I also haven't bothered to build guns, the wasteland is swimming in small guns anyway. On my melee I build myself a shishkebab v2... but I liked the feel of my inferior sledgehammer more.
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Shoot at the claws or the legs. Don't aim for the body, it makes no sense.

    I also didn't build one of the custom weapons. It needs to much time to check the pipboy for the ingredients and finding the stuff is boring too.
  8. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    I just aim the Chinese AR while Dogmeat distracts them and fire away in real time. Works quite well. A fucking Deathclaw dies faster than those buggers.
  9. TheLastOutlaw

    TheLastOutlaw It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 1, 2008
    Beyond Nuka Cola being awesome the other reason to own the Vending Machine is that you can stick Nuka Cola into it making it "Ice Cold Nuka Cola" Being Ice Cold gives you twice as much health when you drink it. And really, who wants to drink warm soda when you can have an Ice Cold Nuka Cola?

    And Bux, try using the combat shotgun at close range against the giant radscorpions. They rarely survive more than three hits.
  10. MedX

    MedX First time out of the vault

    Nov 17, 2008
    Walking backwards to avoid stings from a radscorpion while torching it with a flamer works pretty well. It is generally pretty easy to do regardless of big gun skill, and is effective against pairs and trios of giant radscorpions on very hard.

    Got to be careful not to walk backwards into deathclaws or off a cliff though.


    The game became fun for me when I started randomly wandering the wilderness. I'm a post-apocalypse fan so I enjoy working around, over and under wreckage of a civilization. To bad most of the dungeons are as boring as hell and the dialog is average.
  11. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias First time out of the vault

    Aug 21, 2008
    You can take a buffout or two if you need to increase your max weight carry, then fast travel. The buffout will wear out immediately once you arrive, but you can travel anywhere this way.

    ...It used to be that you played the game because of the dialogue options and the compelling storyline...

    Nowadays in responding to anyone's dialogue you get just 3 choices (unless you're choosing the topic of conversation).

    I miss all the quirks -- like hitting that mutant in Broken Hills with your car. There was no real point for it, but it was sure funny, and it gave you some funny dialogue options.
  12. Hjotorn

    Hjotorn First time out of the vault

    Nov 19, 2008
    I got addicted to Buffout once that way. :D
    But it just was like... "oh I'll have to give a doc some caps to instantly un-addict me."
    If it was that easy in RL. :roll:
  13. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
  14. Limbabnees

    Limbabnees Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 17, 2007
    Drink beer, not waste your Buffout for that, gives you 60 extra health.
  15. 13BEAST

    13BEAST First time out of the vault

    Nov 23, 2008
    I play with hatred and disdain...
  16. Trithne

    Trithne Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 13, 2008
    As of three days ago, I don't.

    I tried to like it. But I just can't.
  17. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    Nov 21, 2008
    I was thinking of getting rid of my copy, but i changed my mind after heard that the CS will be released, the mods will hopefully make it somewhat better. seriously, i don't like the as it is now, it just hurts so much to play it. Its..trying to be something it can not be.

    Hoping modders can fix the stupid combat, carbage dialogue , boring mainquest..etc.

    Maybe a Mod that renames the game to Fallout: vault 101... :twisted:
  18. xRei

    xRei First time out of the vault

    Nov 20, 2008
    I play a stealth character.. The game plays out slower this way, as you have to move around sneaking, but once you get silent running it becomes far more manageable. Sneak attacks+Melee weapons means I never run out of ammo. Or need ammo.(Not that my first character ever really had a problem with ammo come to think of it..)

    I don't think FO3 is a bad game. It just isn't as faithful a successor to the originals as it could have been if, say, the same development team had made it.. Alas for that.
  19. sydney_roo

    sydney_roo Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 24, 2008
    xRei you're absolutely right F3 isn't a bad game. IMO it's bloody awesome! This is the first Fallout I've ever played and if F1 and F2 are half as good as F3 I'm down for them! Yes, I admit dialogue is sometimes crappy but combat is cool and it's worth to play mainquest just for Liberty Prime ;) But for me it was all good.

    Oh, and I'm playing a character good at strenght charisma (SPECIAL) and small guns , speech, energy weapons, repair, barter (pretty much the only skills i invested in).

    Since 20 lvl with Grim's Perk and 1-head kills i play wearing Button's Wig , Linc's Repeater (repaired to 52 dmg does it rock or what?, Pre-war grimy suit. Cool set and feels great standing in a sunrise at the top of tenpenny 's tower maybe doing some 'safari' with Allistair ;)
  20. gummy

    gummy First time out of the vault

    Nov 10, 2008
    Cannot tell if you are a troll or 12.
    Combat is faster paced in FO3 but it cannot replicate the hilarity from aiming a cattle prod at the groin :lol: