Things we learned from New Vegas

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

  1. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    To be honest, most of the new outfits in New Vegas are quite conservative. There aren't many outfits that would qualify that aren't holdovers from Fallout 3 (the aforementioned red "merc adventurer outfit" being one, on top of the raider outfits) or prostitute outfits.

    The only outfits that really qualify would be the female Great Khan outfits. Daisy dukes with an open vest without a shirt...

    The other outfits in New Vegas tend to be a bit more dull and conservative (field hand outfit), or classy/stylish (formal wear or Vera's outfit), as opposed to skanky.
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The Fallout 1 manual actually mentioned that the leather jacket is not exactly fit for the desert, making it a mobile sauna :D
    Although, leather isn't too bad. It's an organic material and it lets water vapour right through. Thus you sweat and get wet, but you don't actually smell bad (of course you do in Fallout, because you don't get to wash yourself very often, but that's not the leather's fault :D).
    I wear heavy leather combat boots with thick socks even in summer (why? Because those are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn), but while my feet sweat, they don't smell at all. People always ask if I got smelly feet with those boots, but that's just not the case :)
    We learned about leather jackets and deserts back in Mad Max and the Road Warrior, though (and pretty much every other PA movie after that) ;). I guess leather jackets are just badass. I know that's why I wear one :D

    @Wintermind: I doubt that the M249 uses the M2HB action. The M2HB (and the M1919) is recoil operated, the M249 is gas operated.
     
  3. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    People want durable clothing that doesn't require mending while out in the world. Leather is quite durable, despite being hot and sweaty in a desert environment. It protects better than cloth.

    The idea is that you would wear cloth underneath the leather - cowboys wore leather dusters and chaps over cloth/wool.

    Mad Max wears clothes under all the leather, so does Snake Plissken, etc.

    Heaven forbid that you get sand in uncomfortable places, though.
     
  4. Richwizard

    Richwizard I'm not dead! Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Ho HUM people! Can we get back to the list, please?

    70. Post war reloading benches can magically load 100 rounds of ammo at a time, opposed to ONE at time in our world. That still isn't good enough for some players.

    71. We should forget about gold and start investing in Snow Globes.

    72. If you take too many Radscorpion stings to the head you'll end up talking to teddy bears.
     
  5. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl First time out of the vault

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    Sep 17, 2011
    73. He's got spurs that jingle jangle jingle.
     
  6. Richwizard

    Richwizard I'm not dead! Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
  7. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    75: Every hero is involved with a vault if they like it or not.
     
  8. KillgoreKillmore

    KillgoreKillmore It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 12, 2011
    (76.) Riot Armor is the new Power Armor.
     
  9. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Not really, PA is still untouchable for me. Not everyone wants to roll a lone ranger type middle aged tortured soul repeater wielding cowboy who sipps on whiskey and eats the gecko steak near the campfire while coyotes are skulking around and the wind is howling. Please everybody get off that circle jerk, it's getting so so so retarded.
     
  10. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I'm pretty sure it is possible for everyone to do one post without resorting on "gay" "fag" "retarded" or other 4chan terminology, maybe you could give it a shot.

    Also, I'd like you to give me a pointer to that "circle jerk" you are talking about? I haven't seen any around here. 's not that people don't do that with Power Armors anyway. :roll:
     
  11. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    He's implying that people here are all jumping on some imagined bandwagon by stating that more power armor is not better and that PA-ophiles just don't seem to give a shit that their obsession breaks the setting.

    Some people really don't understand that Power Armor has become so prevalent in Fallout games that it loses some of the unique tech feel that made it badass in the first place in Fallout.
    In recent installments in the series, they have added more types of PA than the game world really needs, and in turn it's become so common that it seems well.. boring and passe.

    There is no bandwagon here. What you are seeing is really a group of people who actually like the things that made Fallout cool in the first place (nuance, humor that you had to think about, challenge, consistent setting), wishing that the current generation wouldn't consistently cry until developers erode that level of coolness by substituting the new less nuanced version of what is cool (moar splosions, shiny and PA = good, oh and crossbows lots of those)
     
  12. AWildmann

    AWildmann It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 12, 2010
    77 - You can make complex antidotes to poisons on a simple campfire
     
  13. KillgoreKillmore

    KillgoreKillmore It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 12, 2011
    (What I was infering when I said that Riot Armor is the new Power armor was that more is not always better. I liked the Fallout world alot more when there was only two or three different sets of armor but the more and more power armor got added, the less I enjoyed wearing it. The Same is to be said with Riot Armor, now I absolutely love the NCR Ranger Armor, it's awesome and fits that ONLY the cream of the crop get to where it. It makes sense that you find an old Desert Ranger variant considering the location and situation that happened in Zion. But when they had to go and add more than one type of Riot Armor....it absolutely destroyed any fun I was having. I understand adding Riot Armor, all things considered it was the armor that was eventually modified by the Desert Rangers but when they went on to say that theres bigger and better variants that no body has ever seen I instantly dropped the controller and thought.....F---ing Tesla armor.)
     
  14. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    78. DLC items do tend to get better as time goes on Especially when it's the second most demanding dlc.

    79. No body wants to be a ghoul except trash :D (If anyone get's the reference you deserve a cookie.)
     
  15. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    80. Paint-masks can make anyone look like a psychopath

    81. If you want to confuse people, just talk like you are a James Joyce character

    82. It is possible for there to be a post apocalypse of a post post apocalyptic location.
     
  16. Richwizard

    Richwizard I'm not dead! Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    83. "Could have beens" are a great inspiration to modders. http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37975
    (I'm ready for my cookie!)
     
  17. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    84. A bit grisly, but it is possible to hit someone in the head so hard that their arms and legs explode (but not their torso).
     
  18. KillgoreKillmore

    KillgoreKillmore It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 12, 2011
    (85.) You can make Black Coffee using only Mesquite and Tobbacco leaf. Hmm, delicious.
     
  19. Ophiuchus

    Ophiuchus It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 18, 2010
    86) You can ingest all kinds of harmful drugs and other consumables (nightstalker squeezin's?), but smoking cigarettes is a no-no.
     
  20. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    This one, though, does have a rational explantion (as silly as it sounds). It does have to do with modern games.

    Fallout 3 was actually going to be banned by some countries and various parent watchdog groups because Morphine was in the game. The complaint was that the game depicts the player as using a powerful and addictive drug, that kids would also try to use the real thing.

    Morphine became "Med-X" so it would be a "fantasy" drug rather than a real one.

    The same logic applies to cigarettes. While NPCs can smoke and you can trade cigs, the player themselves can't because kids would never ever try and copy what characters other than the player character are doing. [/sarcasm]