This is something that's been on my mind since I first discovered it in 2 however many years ago, and saw some peeps talking about it in another thread, but figured maybe it deserved a thread of its own. While I typically view 2 as the superior game, the vault experiments have never sat well with me. I'm sure plenty here are more familiar with the cannon than I am, so correct me if I say anything wrong; but what sense do they make? It doesn't seem very realistic to me that either a private corporation or the government (I'm not sure who's idea they were) would think running a series of random deadly experiments on the last vestiges of the human race was a good idea. I would think just trying to survive a thermonuclear war would be enough of a goal, so it's always seemed weird to me that you're going to sacrifice entire populations out of only a small number of vaults... for a goal maybe I'm just missing? To me it makes a lot more sense that the waterchip in 1 broke on its own and they had to go find another one, rather than it was only given 1 waterchip (assumingly knowing it would break) when others got backups -- just to see what happens.