Power Armor in Wasteland

Discussion in 'Wasteland Discussion' started by Gnarles Bronson, May 27, 2012.

  1. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Just noticed wasteland 1 has power armor in it. I wonder if this could be expected in wasteland 2, or if there are property rights issues in that. It would be weird, but awesome.
     
  2. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Power armour has been in sci fi for many decades
     
  3. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 23, 2012
    Yeah, it's not specific to Fallout. Pretty much any science-fiction media is going to have some sort of power armor.
     
  4. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Exactly. If Power Armor would somehow be copyright, EA would have sued Bethesda a long time ago.
     
  5. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

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    Jul 26, 2005
    Even power armor in post-apoc settings is not new. See: Gamma World
     
  6. PaladinBreach

    PaladinBreach First time out of the vault

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    May 7, 2012
    Power Armor I saw was a recently discussed Item on the WASTELAND 2 Forums, and a few people actually wanted it fueled by some kind of Power Cell, and that seems like a terrible idea, so in the middle of battle... WAIT! Suit ran out equip Metal Armor. At that point your probably dying, and there is no point in having to carry backup armor.
     
  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Yet it makes sense. Power Armor runs on Power (otherwise it's a clunky metal outfit with no real advantages), and something has got to produce it. Given that the apocalypse started in 1997, they might not have created a godlike battery from Fallout.
     
  8. Casca

    Casca First time out of the vault

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    Jan 27, 2004
    Too true the half life for the power cells was only 150 years at best, depending on which game universe youre playing this could be an issue. Although in Fallout 2 you had tribals wearing pieces of T51-b Armour. Either salvaged after battle or discarded due to running out of fuel.
     
  9. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    That was just a bit of artwork, though, wasn't it? Its canonity/canonicity/whateveralternativespellingiscorrect is disputable.
     
  10. Mr.Moe

    Mr.Moe It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 27, 2009
    laser weapons are available, so the argument is moot
    Even after the apocalypse (or meantime :D) there are ways to charge a batterie
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Even Arcanum has (Steam) Power(ed) Armor.
     
  12. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    Machined Platemail Huzzah!! Combine one part miniature steam engine and one part Elite Platemail.
     
  13. jorgea

    jorgea First time out of the vault

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    Oct 3, 2013
    I hope Wasteland 2 has power armor. It wouldn't be the same without it
     
  14. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    Power armor of Fallout series was came from power armor of Wasteland 1
     
  15. Vandal delle 3V

    Vandal delle 3V First time out of the vault

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    Nov 7, 2005
    and games workshop could have sued them both way before EA would :lol: and gw has already tried to sue a book writer for using the word "space marine", failing of course... gg nevertheless, they might succeed one day :look: :lol:
     
  16. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Robert Heinlein to rule them all.

    I'd like to see PA make a return in Wasteland 2, but I wouldn't want to see it become something iconic like PA in Fallout, WH40K etc.
    A useful item? Sure.
    A powerful item? Sure.
    A rare item? Sure.
    An expensive item? Sure.
    A marketing ploy? Nope.