Say no to exploding cars!

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by myzko, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. myzko

    myzko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 5, 2007
    There is simply no reason for all cars to explode when you shoot at them! Seriously, in the previous fallout games all cars where fucking wrecks and had been scavanged for EVERYTHING, even the seat cushions! Why would there be semi-functional cars over in DC that explode when you shoot at them? ARGHH! They should be a real rare thing :shock:

    Just had to vent.
  2. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Because nekular reactors never stop working! Sheesh didn't you learn anything from TV?
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Because nearly every FPS needs something to explode when you shoot at it.

    Bethesda is simply innovating the series by following nearly every FPS that ever existed!
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  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Dude, we already said no. Everyone is in agreement it's a bad idea, 'cept Bethesda and the gaming media.

    And for Bethesda, those are the only people that count
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  5. Azrael-Arkangel

    Azrael-Arkangel Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 7, 2005
    Wrong, they are innovating because they now have mini mushroom clouds explosions, wich only make them seem like a group of ignorants.
  6. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Not even.

    In Duke Nukem 3D, nearly every explosion was a miniature mushroom cloud.
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  7. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Get over it you lame loosers! Exploding cars are not only fun, they are REALISTIC. Seriously guys, I don't what part of the stoneage are you living in, but the world has moved forward and laws of physics had to adapt.

    It's the shizt.
  8. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    Read my sig.
  9. myzko

    myzko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 5, 2007
    But it just doesn't make any sense at all! someone should have dug in and taken that fusion cell and use it to power up da neighbourhood :o

    How about just placing explosive barrels all over the fucking place?
  10. Crel

    Crel First time out of the vault

    Nov 15, 2006
    It would'nt be a FPS without explosive barrels, thats for sure. :cry:
  11. Tycell

    Tycell Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2004
    Yeah its the newest popular thing in FPS games. Exploding barrels (or cars in this case) to liven up the combat.

    I agree with everything said so far. Every car in fallout was raided and scavenged and broken down for building materials (junktown ;)). There is no reason, even in a large city, you would have exploding cars. I mean yes putting in somthing that explodes is a good idea but not the cars! Also the mushroom cloud from the car gives it a far more powerful appearance, let down by its small power in comparison.

    Perhaps you could have it so if you shoot a car it just bursts into flames or has a small explosion (like a grenade or somthing) from the engine block. Thats slightly more believable but even then I think its pushing it. All cars in Fallout (bar a RARE few) are scrap. Not exploding, not running, not moving, not stable enough to stand on the roof without it falling in -scrap.

    That said you never know, maybe the way Beth has done it the 'West side' is just bloody rough, while the 'East side' is jolly and care free with running cars every ten meters. TBH it all depends on exacution, maybe Beth will pull it off but if you just say it like it is "Nuclear exploding cars everywhere" it does sound stupid and not somthing which will compliment the game.
  12. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Maybe east coast folks are all lawfull good and don't scavange cars that aren't theirs?

    Seriously now, we all know exploding cars are ridiculous and unacceptable, but Beth wants and will implement them. Assholes.
  13. Ah-Teen

    Ah-Teen Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    They repented mostly in episode 2.
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  14. Grimhound

    Grimhound Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 22, 2008
    At best, Bethesda starts listening to fans or people will mod out all the stupidity in Fallout 3. At worst, rabid fans will mod the development studio out of planar existence. (LIKE THE FIST OF AN ANGRY GOD!)
  15. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

    Jan 20, 2004
    If the cars explode when you shoot them, then we should be able to salvage it for... FAT MAN ammunition! lol

    But seriously. It is a bad idea. Especially 200 years after Fallout 2? (I think that's right). I don't think any car would still be intact, unless it's in a VERY radioactive area where most people just instantly drop dead the moment they even see said car.

    Even then, I don't think the car should explode.. but rather be salvageable for parts and micro fusion cells. To me that is MUCH more fun than simply (and unfallouty/unrealistically) blowing it up.
  16. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    I think it should not only leave Fatman ammo when destroyed, but also those big coins to collect, which you can later use to unlock some cool minigames!
  17. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

    Jan 20, 2004
    Ooh! Which game? Super Fallout Brothers? Do we get to jump over radioactive barrels and use a super sledge to defeat Bowsor, the super mutant leader?
  18. Bunkermensch

    Bunkermensch It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 12, 2006
    Bobbleheads! :D
  19. GDI Lord

    GDI Lord First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ever read Larry Niven's Ringworld?

    I think it might be something along the lines of "OMFW!!! We are be n333333dingzor to inklude something for the stoopid peopill! We kant be having put n00ditee in, so we must putt sumthing for the shiny liking peopill!!!111oneone" in the marketing department w.r.t. the exploding cars.

    However, one might say that since hit points are unrealistic, so what that there are exploding cars in the game? Congrats to the programmers who made it look like it does, even though I feel that it shouldn't be in. But hey, "programmers are a tool to fulfill management's wishes," right? :roll:
  20. SuperSatan3

    SuperSatan3 First time out of the vault

    Feb 5, 2008
    I don't get it. Are you saying exploding cars are the result of the marketing department being afraid of Jack Thompson?

    After 200 years, would there even be cars per se(or anything left over from pre-apocalyptic times)?
    I saw a screenshot of what looked like an airship.