Real life parrelels in our faction choices? and sympathies.

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Quagmire69, May 12, 2011.

  1. Quagmire69

    Quagmire69 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Mar 17, 2011
    I want too pose a question too everyone. What are your real world politics, your game faction sympathies, and how do they relate. Like for instance I like playing as Caesars Legion specificly because their alien to myself. That way if I do anything bad in the game like helping cannibals I don't feel bad. Your thoughts?
     
  2. Ah-Teen

    Ah-Teen Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jun 21, 2007
    Logically I would have to stand with Mr. House. His plan for the wasteland would do more for the human race than anything. Also if we take the good moral outcome he would also be quite benevolent.

    The legion are slavers and conquerors. They are a backwards society lead by a sudo intellectual. Fuck them.

    The NCR aren't much different then a 19th century America. They have the manifest destiny mentality. While I believe this would eventually follow the same path.

    The followers are excellent except they don't have the military balls that would create a protected stable society the way Mr. House would. I would say the followers better follow my real life goals except for that one point.

    The BOS would be much the same as the followers except their self imposed isolation.
     
  3. Bf109

    Bf109 First time out of the vault

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    Libertarian-anarhist-leavemethefuckaloneist here, so I consider the Fallout universe just about perfect the way it is... I usually work for both (or "all") sides, trying to create as much havoc as possible. This includes NCR/VC/Bos/Shi etc, any faction that may eventually "take over"... Organized society, shit, who needs it? I'm OK with Den/Klamath/Redding & such though...
     
  4. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    My favourite faction is the BoS, but if you're talking about which faction I would support if I was actually the Courier, then I would support Yes Man, as I am a Libertarian in real life. Although, I haven't done a Mr. House playthrough yet, so I don't know what his real goals are.
     
  5. ramessesjones

    ramessesjones It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 27, 2010
    House doesn't have any sort of hidden agenda, he tends to be very honest if you talk to him. He mostly wants to create a independent, fairly libertarian, city-state, driven by tourism, commerce and eventually technology and industry while maintaining an alliance with NCR as a valuable trade partner.
     
  6. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Hmmm... but doesn't he make you wipe out the Mojave BoS? I don't really like that too much...
     
  7. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    He would make an alliance but due to their attitude to outsiders and outsiders having technology its out of the question. The Brotherhood have dug their own grave in this aspect.
     
  8. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    He does but the BOS are a bunch of wankers ever since Fallout.
     
  9. Silas

    Silas First time out of the vault

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    Jun 28, 2011
    House is a greedy capitalist and an elitist snob who doesn't give a fuck about a common man. So, for me, House would not be an IRL option, fuck House and fuck him right in his rectal tube.

    The Legion is a slave driven fascist society led by a tyrant, so a big NO NO.

    NCR reminds me too much of the current society, with gigantic and mostly useless bureaucracy, bullshit propaganda, hypocrisy and corruption. So no.

    BoS are right wing fucktards and isolationist fanatics so no.

    Yes Man would be a great choice, if you never saw Terminator.

    I think my support lies with the Followers, they are intelligent, benevolent and anarchistical, so yeah, it's probably the Followers.
     
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    ...and has no military strength whatsoever...
     
  11. Silas

    Silas First time out of the vault

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    Jun 28, 2011
    But has hot doctor chicks wearing science coats and leather boots. :)

    I'm actually a huge BoS fan, i just can't stand the way they have been portrayed recently and are constantly leaning on the far right. :x

    BoS should rise again, bucketheads and all. :|

    Also, i'm a big fan of the Westside-like society. Cooperation, solidarity and a big whore house in the middle of it.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I think Noral absolutism is completely retarded, so I look at the bigger picture, I have made 5 runs so I keep switching between faction to side with, but the oine that feels that will do the most good is siding with the NCR, now that the followers ending has been patched (that bug had to intentional, like a reference to FO1 good and canon ending for tje FOllowers of the Apocalypse ending) the NCR might be very flawed, but honesty and wide eyed idealism are not gonna solve shit.they at least have the potential to improve when a different leader is elected.
     
  13. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Well, it's more like the NCR dug the grave for the BoS. They weren't as hostile when they actually had power.
     
  14. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Don't kid yourself. The BoS fired the first shot in the war, and the NCR retaliated. It wouldn't have happened if the BoS weren't so xenophobic and over-zealous. So they dug their own grave by waging war on a bigger faction.
     
  15. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    I could have sworn the BoS originally discovered the Helios One Facility and the NCR took it from them.
     
  16. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Indeed
     
  17. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    According to Van Braun (which elements of it may or not be cannon) The Brotherhood started it.

    Then again the one thing I don't like in Van Braun is how it was going to handle the NCR-Brotherhood war
     
  18. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    The Brotherhood (atleast any elements we've seen as of late) have totally dug their own grave. Kinda glad to see 'em go, myself.
     
  19. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Yeah, true, but like you said, it may not be canon. I don't really think that it should count since you could count the entire game as "cut content".
     
  20. The Enclave 86

    The Enclave 86 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 5, 2010
    The war isn't only over Helios ONE, in-fact in the NCR-BoS ending slide it says that the war continued to be fought back in California. The loading quote in New Vegas says, "The Brotherhood waged a long and bloody war against the NCR"" and about half way through this Sawyer interview he says it was because the NCR refused to relinquish tech to the Brotherhood.