Stupid fallout experiences...

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by fallout ranger, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Tygernoot

    Tygernoot First time out of the vault

    Jan 8, 2004
    Another one came into my mind.

    First time I played Fallout 2 and entered Gecko, I wanted to repair the plant. After 3 tries with the robot, I thought to myself: "Screw that, I'll do it myself". So I took some Rad-X and ran inside the reactor, turned the red valve and ran out of there. I must've been staring at some Cat's Paw magazine instead of listening to the ghouls' advice, as I blew up the plant instead of fixing it :shock:.

    Ah well, at least it made Lynette very happy :).
  2. patriot_41

    patriot_41 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 8, 2008
    While playing on Hard/Rough, all buffed with all sorts of chems, already killed most of the Citizens (yes, including Lynette, a combat-shotgun related accident, i f you must know.), my character is one step from invincible. We finally come close to the gate, short before you exit the Inner city. I have 14 ap + 2 bonus for walking and am carrying all the assault rifles I could loot. Cassidy and Sulik are busy killing off civilians when suddenly all the drugs wear off. So Im left there, with my party members not only 3 or 4 turns away from me,but busy killing off Vic's daughter, who has metal armor and a sh*tload of hit points. And I am attacked by a slave. I have a combat shotgun and an SMG equipped, however I am overloaded and have only 3 ap + the bonus move. So I cannot move more then 5 paces away, cannot open my inventory (no Fast Pockets) and this lame creature proceeds to beat the crap out of me. I cannot drop the weapon, I cannot throw it, I cannot shoot. So I ran around in circles, with a shotgun in my hand, unable to lift it, let alone shoot with it, till this miserable lump of flesh proceeded to beat the hell out of me. Sulik and Cassidy finally killed off Valerie, but the very moment they arrived I was hit for 5 hp and was killed. I had fought for about 3 hours and my last save was around Lynette, At least I got to kill her again.
  3. UmbrellaMaster

    UmbrellaMaster First time out of the vault

    May 31, 2007
    Fallout 1, very first time I got into Shady Sands I had no idea what to expect. I see the front guards holding guns, they wont talk to me because I'm holding a knife. So I slash one in the eyes. Kablam, I'm dead.

    There have also been quite a few times where I'm firing on someone "evil" with a mini gun or some other automatic weapon in burst fire and absolutly destroy a child behind him/her/it. Suddenly I'm fighting off the entire town and labelled a child killer. Psh.

    Oh, and one time Ian got in my way and I torched him with a flame thrower. Whoops.
  4. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    In one of my first FO games=> I went to the military base wearing the brotherood combat armor thinking it was the best armor ever. I managed to enter the base, and at a certain point I see an isolated mutant (at this point I think : "too easy, you're dead"). The mutant started the fight... with a minigun =>

    minigun > brotherhhod combat armor.
  5. Moving Target

    Moving Target Mildly Dipped

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oh, that reminds me: one time, I think it was my first Fallout game (well, after I'd read the PDF manual and figured out TB combat) I pissed Killian off so much that he killed me.

    And related to that: once I got caught by Killian and thrown in jail. That wasn't the dumbest part, though. I tried to leave the jail before my time was up. Need I say more?
  6. patriot_41

    patriot_41 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 8, 2008
    Today, encountered the Master with a .233 pistol and Hardened Power Armor. Dunno why, but had Eye Damage all the time, must've been a Psyche thing, so I aimed at his eyes at point-blank range. He eventually went blind. I was constantly muttering to myself the FO2 taunt 'I can still here where you are' every time I got shot, but the whole thing was, in a way, Blind Men Fighting . . . not particularly funny, but weird.


    I just got asked about the helm-protection-thingies . . No, I didn't have one. Never knew there were any. I was hopped on Psycho, so I had an int of 1. I got serious eye damage, but had a PE of 9 in general and 200% on small guns, 2600+ ammo , finesse, 10 luck and better criticals. I managed to blind the bastard three times and scored multiple 80+ point criticals. It was as if I was in his 'tower', unloading all seven hell into his ugly face.

    That is, after I got creamed twice for being stupid and unable to realize why I have -120% chance to hit him. If I had known about that problem I'd have killed him without dying. I've beaten fallout 2 8 times and had my eye crippled only twice . . .
  7. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    As regards the master, it's quite simple. If you don't want to be hurt while you're walking in the corridor leading to him, you must have this in your inventory... =>

    ... or you must have this perk=>


    Description: " Mental Block is the ability to tune out any outside mental interference. You must have learned this talent from a passing guru, or from a really late night at a bar."

    Levels : 1

    Requirements : Level 15
  8. GuyeNoir

    GuyeNoir First time out of the vault

    Mar 18, 2008
    I've got a stupid story and a funny story.

    Stupid: The first time I played Fallout was shortly after I played Resident Evil 2 for the first time (in case you don't know, Resident Evil is a zombie apocalypse horror/survival game. The atmosphere, music, and the fact that the zombies are tough as hell, while you have very little health and ammo is hard to find made the game very scary) Anyway, I get to The Hub and see Harold. My first reaction is "OH GOD A ZOMBIE" and proceeded to gun him down with my brand new assault rifle. No one else turned hostile, and I continued with my quest to find the Water Chip, satisfied I had saved The Hub from a radioactive zombie invasion.

    Needless to say, Necropolis was a non-stop slaughter-fest. And I had no idea why my Karma was so low

    Funny: This happened a few days ago. I'm clearing out Bishop's casino in New Reno, from the top floor down. My party is Vic, Sulik, and Cassidy. On the second floor, we manage to clear out all the guards with little trouble, but then Cassidy goes running off towards Mrs. Bishop's room, where in the newly widowed Bishop was cowering in a corner scared out of her mind. Cassidy runs in, seemingly in a frenzy, and gives her a combat shotgun blast right in the back, killing her instantly. Having previously slept with her, I got so pissed I wailed on him with my magnum revolver until he died (Fast Shot + Bonus Rate of Fire), then reloaded (my game, not the revolver).

    The next time the party got to the second floor of the Casino, Cassidy didn't go anywhere near Mrs. Bishop's room. I have no idea how or why it happened, but it did.
  9. patriot_41

    patriot_41 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 8, 2008
    There is no excuse for gunning down Cassidy, even if he killed a kid.

    Seeing him mow down people in Combat Armor with his Pancor Jackhammer on hard/rough always brings a tear to my eye.
  10. Aldin

    Aldin First time out of the vault

    Mar 31, 2008
    Well since I've owned a copy since it came out I and am sure everyone has literally hundreds....But i remember my first...walking south at the begining of the game....One enclave patrol later I was remaking a char for ToT :o .....and my most recent, after installing the newest megamod, I decide to give it a run...well I played a longtime...the mod is great if you dont have it try it.......I fell asleep...woke up played onwhile fully enjoying the runthrough, having probably 8 hours invested not counting the a fatal error....never saved.....I committed the noob sin of not saving. Which is fine, I totally enjoy the game so much it never bothers me too bad.
  11. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    First time I played Fallout 1 I didn't know what to expect at The Glow so :

    -Went there without any rope nor Rad-X/Rad-away
    -Stared at that huge hole for like 5 minutes.
    -Remembered the stupid Vault 15 elevators
    -Figured out that I needed a rope
    -Tried to go back to the Hub
    -Died of radiation
  12. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
    And i hadn't saved in a loong time...
  13. RPGenius

    RPGenius Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 10, 2005
    I plaed the fallout games first time as a kid. I was about nine. I had recently watched and been terrified by the Alien Franchise.

    I entered the Wannamingo mines in Redding. I actually screamed and left the room. Then turned my computer off, and deleted the save, so I wouldn't have to face them.

    I still have never cleared those mines out...
  14. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007

    Here's another stupid thing. Actually this one is not from me but from my brother. In Fallout 1, he had gave a lot of equipment to Ian, and at a certain point he wanted to get back some stuff. But as you may remember, the trade option isn't the same in Fallout 1 & 2. So my bro developped a solution you could called : "bring-Ian-in-front-of-the-merchant-and-shoot-him-in-the-back-and-take-his-equipment". Later he asked me if there could have been another way... and I just said :"you could have stole him" => :rofl:
  15. N'jok

    N'jok First time out of the vault

    May 11, 2006
    i walked through the whole Fallout1 not knowing there was an Allways Run switch in options. oh well...
  16. D00MSDave

    D00MSDave First time out of the vault

    Apr 21, 2008
    This is probably more resourceful than stupid...
    In Fallout 2 I had managed to earn enough of the Shi's trust in order to refuel the tanker. The "emperors" advisor told me to head to the mainframe in the back room and redirect fuel to the tanker...But there was a problem. The forcefield he was suppose to have shut off was still on and at full functionality. I decided it would be a great idea to place C4 by the forcefield and blow it to high worked! hell, the guards on the other side of the force field pretended that nothing happened.

    I guess whats stupid is I hadn't saved since "The Den", and I was about to risk my reputation with the Shi.
  17. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    When I arrived in Junktown, I found out about Phill's problems with a dog. I then, obviously, decided that the best way to kill it is to shoot the dog. And so I did...

    Man, I got owned by a DOG!
  18. Moving Target

    Moving Target Mildly Dipped

    Oct 25, 2007
    I remembered some other stupid things I did in Fallout:
    -Used grenades with a 0% throw skill
    -Did that "go to the Glow without any rad protection" thing Mr. Bumble mentioned
    -Used rocket launchers in close quarters combat and died from it (so did the supermutants I was fighting, but that doesn't really make up for that)
    -Did I mention I pissed off Talus? And that I tried to steal the equipment in his locker when he was sleeping.... only to realize that, like Chuck Norris, Talus never sleeps.
    -Like another poster, got owned by Dogmeat.

    Yea, that's a few I remember.
  19. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    He's Rhombus, not Talus. Talus is Rhombus' son. You have to open is door several times so it finally stays open... then you just have to go as quick as you can to open his locker.

    P.S : but I'm agree for his Norris attitude.
  20. brambolius

    brambolius First time out of the vault

    Jul 5, 2007
    Wait for the next questing vaultdweller to come by who is in need of any of those items off course :)

    On my first playthrough of Fallout 2 i opened up the "chicken-coop" next to that inn, the one with the deathclaw in it. I obviously just ran like hell and ended up in vaultcity. After some time/quests i come back to that town (i think it's klamath, not sure though) and guess what....everyone lying around ripped into pieces with that deathclaw just standing there looking stupid....