weapons ideas

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Officer Friendly, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Officer Friendly

    Officer Friendly First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2003
    Here's a silly idea I just had.

    Wham-blo air rifle bb's!

    after theyre release in (----), Wham-blo was sued for making theyre bb's out of toxic materials! 4-5 hits with these bad boys and your "bones'll turn green and run out your pants". Do not store near groin.

    The idea is a special box of bb's that have a radiation modifier. silly, no?
  2. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Well, not a very bad idea, Officer Friendly. I like the idea of having different types of ammo in the game. However, I don't see what good would radiated BB's do. I mean, several little BB couldn't possibly carry enough radiation to cause any damage. However, poisoned ammunition, spears and knives would be nice.
  3. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Mildly Dipped

    Apr 3, 2003
    The first Fallout's BB gun was horrendous but the rare Limited Edition varient was a major contender against "traditional" guns. I'm assuming the huge damage of the LE Red Ryder BB gun was for laughs because I can't understand the logic of an air-propelled copper BB hurting like that in real life.

    BB guns are good for plinking away at cans, not killing people. Toxic BB's would be, well, silly since BB's I've used were always made of cheap copper or plastic.

    But, then again, officerfriendly already said it was a silly idea so I won't be too hard on him. Thanks for trying! *Applauses for the silly idea*.
  4. Officer Friendly

    Officer Friendly First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2003
    I was a big fan of the LE Red Ryder BB gun :) . On a sniper, it worked amazingly well with aimed shots to the eye and used very little AP.
  5. Officer Friendly

    Officer Friendly First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2003
    Here are a few weapon ideas ive been thinking on:

    Length of chain

    Mace for incapicitating enemies instead of just killing them. I'd also like to see handcuffs so you could knock an enemy out, handcuff him/her and lead them to the authorities/slavers guild.

    Roll of quarters - (a lesser version of brass knuckles).

    Throwing stars - tell me you dont want them :).

    Crossbow - with growing scarceness of gunpowder, a crossbow would be feasable, and easy for a blacksmith to make. He could make the bow out of a car's leaf spring.

    I'd also like to see scope upgrades for rifles and perhaps a speed loader for handguns?
  6. Methidox

    Methidox Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 8, 2003
    rofl, those ideas are badass
  7. Choro Ex

    Choro Ex First time out of the vault

    Apr 15, 2003
    Hmmm... Crossbow is difficult and hard to make. You need a good quality of steel. Not ST-37 Steel (too brittle) or D2 (too hard)... DO you know, good quality Arbalest and heavy crossbow made from Whales Bone and Horn? Where the hell you got that!!!!

    It is easier to made Sten Guns than that!!

    Hmm, about guns, some guns that fit the settings are:

    - Gun based from WWII Gun (not real guns. Probably looks like Garands or BAR)
    - 1950's Experimental Gun (AND THATS INCLUDES EM2 Bullpup)
    - 1950's sci fi guns....
  8. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Sounded good to me, thought the bottom part was in fallout 2... though it should be more common and for more weapons. The other weapons sound good as they are more crude than the abundant guns. And to the guy who said crossbows are hard to make... Road Warrior had them in abundance... which is getting me confused... are they or are they not hard to make?
  9. Briareus

    Briareus First time out of the vault

    Aug 4, 2003
    A non-military grade material may not cause immediate damage, but that guy that had one shot in him and didn't get to a doc who could remove it won't live long.
  10. Officer Friendly

    Officer Friendly First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2003
    As far as the crosbow goes, I have no idea personally, I was just quoting Gordon R Dicksons Iron Years I believe. And he tends to be Very scrupulous on the realisim of things such as that. Crappy book though.
  11. Kexpakki

    Kexpakki First time out of the vault

    Jul 27, 2003
    the game needs more unarmed and melee weapons. in 2 those skills were pretty much useless in the later parts of the game
  12. Rusty Skull

    Rusty Skull Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 14, 2003
    Hydro-Reaper (i call it Hyper).It would release steam under preasure that could cause very nasty dying scene.
  13. Vandori

    Vandori First time out of the vault

    Aug 13, 2003
    I think something along the lines of having attachments that are more generalized for weapons would be great.

    Buy a piece of flint, or scavenge for it and use it to sharpen your bladed weapons.

    Or use radscorpion poison sacs to poison your weapons? Though the poison probably wouldn't be that effective considering that it can take a while to do anything and battles don't really last that long.

    Buy speedloaders for revolvers... might be hard for certain bullet sizes, but I'd imagine they wouldn't be impossible to find.

    As for what weapons are around... there should be stockpiles of old 1940s, 1980s and 2000 age weapons around.

    WWII weapons can still be gotten for (sometimes) reasonable prices and it wouldn't be uncommon for the military to keep their mothballed M16A2s and M249 SAWs somewhere in case they need to equip a lot of people really fast.

    On the other hand, ammunition for said guns could be really hard to find. Lot of it is standardized, sure. But not all it may still be useable.

    As for improvised weapons... I've got a set of books here that show how to make a bow and arrows out of wood... which would probably be a pain to find in some areas. Arroyo seemed to have a fair bit around though, so it's not impossible.
  14. Mulluk

    Mulluk First time out of the vault

    Aug 12, 2003
    Or something like a "Bar-fighter" perk, where for a penalty of APs or karma he can fashion a weapon out of anything in the location/inventroy. EG: ripping a length of wire out of a computer for a garotte, or a broken wine bottle, or breaking the leg off a chair. Stabbing with an empty stimpack needle.

    That sort of thing.

    I like the idea of capturing a character, making the knockouts much more dangerous, but i think it should work both ways. I read somewhere that they were planning on a fatigue level as well, so if you get knocked out, rather than just being killed off, i'd like to see the screen black out and wake up at a gang's hideout, and have to escape a locked room, or at a military or mutant base.Obviously critters with no intelligence would not do this.

    You like?
  15. Mulluk

    Mulluk First time out of the vault

    Aug 12, 2003
    Oooh ooh, weapon modding like attaching bayonets would be good too.

    Or to the lesser extent a gunsword similar to that of cervantes in soul calibur. Although that wouldn't work so well.

    Mmmm. sharp and pointy.