PC Gamer US speculates

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Apparently our earlier look at Fallout: New Vegas excluded a last, speculation page, in which PC Gamer US speculates based on tidbits they caught. Genma:The Destroyer posted them. They wouldn't normally be worth posting but the first tidbit is of interest.<blockquote>Will this Brotherhood of Steel be closer to the original, closed-off group?

    "Avellone let it slip that you had to be born into the Brotherhood-no joiners. Our guess is this Brotherhood will be hardcore, and much less friendly to outsiders."

    With the return of Fallout 2's Gecko's, will th gecko-skinning perk also come back to let us earn a few extra caps from selling pelts?

    "Our guess? Damn near certain."

    The doctor that patches you up and gives you his pip-boy also gives you a Vault 21 suit. Will you visit Vault 21?

    "It wouldn't be Fallout without a Vault or two to explore. And that suit might just get you in the front door."
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009

    If you ask me, it's getting pretty old. :/ It's like "OMG THIS IS FALLOUT! There have to be BoS and of course Vaults in!"

  3. John Coffey

    John Coffey First time out of the vault

    Feb 17, 2010
    The Vault suit annoys me even more. Why the hell does he give you a Vault suit?
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Maybe because of your headshot, the clothes you wear before have become unusable. :>
  5. warsaw

    warsaw Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 1, 2008
    Yeah, Vault Boy is getting pretty old, too. Along with the post apocalyptic setting, and the whole idea of guns. I think I liked where Bethesda was going with the whole alien theme in Mothership Zeta.

    Seriously, the vaults are kind of a necessity. I mean- sure, it would be interesting to see different forms of fallout shelters (the storm drains and sewers that you could find people hidden in during F3 were a neat addition). But to up and remove any and all traces of vaults from the game would be.. just bizarre.
  6. John Coffey

    John Coffey First time out of the vault

    Feb 17, 2010
    Wait, wait, wait. You realy liked the green stereotype aliens in Mothership Zeta with the Samurai and the Cowboy?
  7. Stealste

    Stealste First time out of the vault

    Jan 15, 2009
    @John Coffey: I think you missed the sarcasm... Lol.
  8. John Coffey

    John Coffey First time out of the vault

    Feb 17, 2010
    Okay, I failed very hard. Slap me please. :oops:
  9. Blackened

    Blackened I should set a cutom tite

    Jun 29, 2008
    I think this is the correct moment to start posting joke Gecko Skinning perk images.
  10. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    I'd be happy if there are only one or, at the most, two vaults in NV. I remember playing F3 and thinking that the five or six vaults you got to visit were too much and ruined what made the "holy 13" so holy. I mean, yeah it's the nation's capital so they needed more vaults, but if the Enclave knew that they were going to be conducting the vault experiment and the real government was going to eventually migrate to an oil tanker, what was even the point?

    I also agree that getting the pipboy and vault suit right away is kind of silly. The first time I played Fallout 2 I didn't even get a pipboy until I took that test in Vault City, several hours into the game. They should've made at least the suit come farther down the line (I realize that without the pipboy you can't even play the game with the Fallout 3 set up). Also if the "vault suit might just let you waltz right through the front door" then it seems like there are multiple ways to enter 21, so why not make the vault suit a reward for a quest?

    I think the answer is that they needed to make it as Fallout as possible right away, or else they'd have the people that've only played Fallout 3 all confused.
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Say what? As far as I know that's impossible, but I wouldn't mind hearing from you how you managed to do that.

    KING SHIT It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 25, 2010
    I don't know what version of the game you played but normally you get a pipboy after the Temple every time.
  13. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    This was when it first came out (I made my mom get me it on the day) and may not have been patched, but I distinctly remember playing through the game and when I'd hit the "PIP" button, it would say "this function is not installed" or "this function isn't available at this time." and it wasn't until I got to Vault City and was taking the citizenship exam that the test administrator said something to the effect of "we download this exam right to your pipboy, oh you don't have one? here's one for the test." (paraphrasing, probably terribly) and then from then on in the game I had one. I'll try to look it up at The Vault, but I swear something to this effect must've happened, or else I made it up entirely in my head.
  14. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    Yeah I can't find it in the list of bugs in killapp's patch, and I know every time I played it afterward I got one right after the temple. It must've been a one-time thing, unless anyone else has experienced it. If Ausir was around I'd ask him if it's possible that the game might just not have registered that I had received the pip boy from the elder until I needed it at Vault City. McClure's scripted to say something about the pip boy, of that much I am certain. Anyway, ignore that one part of my post.
  15. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    He gives you the "PiPBoy answer console" (just checked) along with the forms needed for the test.

    When you ask for work to Seargent Stark he says that you'd need a PiPBoy and he can't give you one, though. You probably confused the two things.
  16. Burrich

    Burrich meme me up scotty

    Mar 2, 2010
    The only thing from fallout 2 I can remember saying that with the pipboy was the area scanner thing on it. Maybe that's what you're thinking of?
  17. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 27, 2009
    No, I swear this happened to me. I specifically remember the Pip boy not working at all until I got to Vault City. It did only happen one time, so I'm guessing it was a random bug, but I distinctly remember the pip boy not working until I spoke to McClure.
  18. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    thats happened to me too. I remember that. Though it was a couple of years since I went through this part. I think it was something before patching too, because it never more happened to me again after I patched the game
  19. draeke

    draeke It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 2, 2005
    I don't think she would distract our talented photoshoppers from the kick thread. more epicness i say damnit!