We're the courier, but no package deliveries?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by AlphaPromethean, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Atomic Wrangler

    Mar 16, 2013
    Other than the first portion of the main quest and Aba Daba Honeymoon, I was always disappointed that there were literally no quests for the Mojave Express. Anyone else think a courier subplot would have been fun and would have given more credence to the protagonist's title?
     
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  2. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

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    Feb 4, 2016
    i think after getting dragged into the conflict, 6 wouldn’t care that much about delivering packages anymore. Why be a poor delivery boy when you can take over the Mojave with your army of robots or favorite faction?
     
  3. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Atomic Wrangler

    Mar 16, 2013
    To be fair, why would he care about most of the sidequests in the game by that logic? It makes money.
     
  4. KingArthur

    KingArthur My Name Is Actually Arthur

    Jun 25, 2018
    Remember though, Aba Daba Honeymoon wasn't so much courier work as it was drug running.
     
  5. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Atomic Wrangler

    Mar 16, 2013
    In the Mojave where laws regulating drugs haven't been a thing for over 200 years, I'd say that's just making a delivery.
     
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  6. KingArthur

    KingArthur My Name Is Actually Arthur

    Jun 25, 2018
    Don't tell the NCR and Legion that.
     
  7. plasticsoda

    plasticsoda First time out of the vault

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    Mar 19, 2020
    There's a lot of fetch quests in the game so you are pretty much a courier throughout the whole game. Thinking about it, Mr. House threats you pretty much like his hired gun/courier on his quest line: Deliver the chip, Activate this, Activate that and so on but I would like some quests that could incentivize the player to explore more locations on the map, there is tons of content not tied to main storyline that you miss if you dont go out and explore
     
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  8. KingArthur

    KingArthur My Name Is Actually Arthur

    Jun 25, 2018
    Agreed, but then, it was like that in Fallout 1 and 2 as well. I never really stumbled upon entire questlines in 3 and 4; they were mostly handed to me there.

    In 1,2, and NV, entire alternate storylines are found by exploring settlements. Hell, I'd never even entered North Vegas Square until last month. The fact that there's still so much content for me to find is nice, but as you said, I wish there were more tie-ins as well.
     
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  9. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I always looked at it as you being roped into bigger things.
    You're in the middle of a big war between two factions with another faction trying to slide in, you think being the post man is the best thing right now?

    Besides, you could always argue that this is just another job, I like to think that being a Courier in the Wasteland is just filled with you making it breaking entire communities
     
  10. KingArthur

    KingArthur My Name Is Actually Arthur

    Jun 25, 2018
    That's reasonable, but at the same time, the same could be said of any side quest. It would just have been nice imho if there were minor, unmarked quests for deliveries and such.
     
  11. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Monday
    I think it would be some nice filler content but I don't think it's too odd. The Courier always seemed like more of a freelancer who roamed the waste taking odd jobs than an employee of the Express.
     
  12. Eshanas

    Eshanas A Smooth-Skin

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    Jul 6, 2016
    Well there's a big disconnect between the SouthWest and NorthEast side of the map. The 15 is fucked, remember. And the courier needs 2k caps to get into Vegas. It could had been done to get the courier back to Primm again and make primm more lively (there's no reason why the big ass hotel shouldn't be the main building where everything is instead of that weird casino).

    There* could be a quest from the Mojave Outpost to deliver something to the NCR guy. Of course you can also betray the NCR. There could be a quest to deliver payroll from the NCR in Vegas to say, Primm or even whatsthatmining town name, Sloan, could be a cowboy movie like thing. So on and so on.
     
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  13. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Monday
    This is actually a very good point. As someone who roleplays getting into Vegas taking a little more time than the absolute breeze it is if you know what you're doing some more content outside of Vegas would be nice.
     
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