Perception - affects weapon accuracy?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by SkyHiRider, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. SkyHiRider

    SkyHiRider First time out of the vault

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Does Perception affect weapon accuracy like it did in F2? Anyone did any testing to confirm/deny this?
     
  2. Nuka-X

    Nuka-X It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Maybe in VATS but I don't think Perception affects shooting, only your compass. Weapon accuracy is mainly/only affected on your weapon's skill.
     
  3. SkyHiRider

    SkyHiRider First time out of the vault

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    Sep 28, 2010
    It is listed that its affecting accuracy on the wiki, but sometimes that place can't be trusted.

    Was wondering which stats are best on a follower. Perception would be nice if it increased their chance to hit but if not, then its a rubbish skill.
     
  4. Nuka-X

    Nuka-X It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 9, 2010
    The wiki is contributed by other people so it might say anything, so the information isn't always correct.
    I have noticed only weapon skill affects accuracy because when I played with PER 6 or 7 my accuracy wasn't too great either until I raised my Small Guns, so it's only for compass and unique dialogue options.
     
  5. SkyHiRider

    SkyHiRider First time out of the vault

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Thats sad. I guess I'll put on gear that gives +4 luck total on a follower and give him a 5x luck weapon, as any other stat seems garbage. Thanks.
     
  6. chenw

    chenw First time out of the vault

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    Jan 2, 2008
    Perception still affects their Energy weapons skill though, which indirectly improves their accuracy and damage by a bit

    Edit: Due to some glitch in my brain, I mixed up Energy weapons with small guns, corrected
     
  7. MaToX

    MaToX It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 5, 2009
    Perception is for good perks too, like better criticals (PE 6).