What would you do?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Kadscaner, May 29, 2016.

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  1. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    It's probably in the job description that if a fascist zealous dictatorship arises then one has to join their side.
     
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
     
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  3. Throatpunch

    Throatpunch Banned

    Apr 14, 2016
    I have quite I few things I would do:
    I would go do some Indiana Jones style stuff and go looking through vaults for pre war artefacts and selling them. Maybe do some courier work.
    I would go with House and get that apartment in the Lucky 38, and spend my time in there chilling, reading books, maybe head to the tops for some food, laugh at the filthy peasants outside the strip.
    Go to the Van Graff's and buy some laser weapons.
     
  4. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    425
    May 17, 2016
    Realistically, I'd be a farmer or a conscript somewhere. But if I had the choice, and given the state of the world, I would probably have tried to become a reporter or a dog handler. Dog handler could be a very lucrative business, in this world.
     
  5. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    I wouldn't mind being a hermit, find a nice cave, take a couple of books and live out in the desert for my whole life. Maybe I'd pop into a village every now and then to buy supplies and whatnot, but that'd be it.
     
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  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Legion spy.

    Even the NCR can't notice you.
     
  7. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

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    Feb 4, 2016
    A lot of caravans and couriers went through Legion territory because it's was way more safe than NCR. Raiders are damn near extinct in Legion territory. In the NCR turf you have Kahns, fiends, and all those random muggers in Freeside. Hell in anti-legion and I'd go through the turf.
     
  8. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    you remind me of Khan from metro 2033, a wandering spiritualist philosopher and a mercenary. while its a nice to getting fixed payment from your superior, its actually more rewarding to explore the world by yourselves
     
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  9. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Realistically, I'd probably be working as a farmer or a part of a caravan either trading or doing a brahmin drive in the West Coast. Ideally, I'd work as a bartender or a hermit that hides in a cave in the West Coast writing books on fictional and/or non-fictional matters to sell.

    In the East Coast, I'd probably be dead due to the number of raiders that don't stop spawning or I pack up due to the horrid conditions there and get killed trekking back through the Midwest.
     
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  10. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

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    Feb 4, 2016
    I loved metro! I hope they make another one soon.
     
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  11. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    maybe you should go as a rancher of brahmin or bighorner, the fact that a brahmin rancher hold a political power in ncr is shows how important meat are
     
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  12. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

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    Feb 4, 2016
    That doesn't sound half bad actually. You'd make tons of caps selling pack Brahmin to caravans and soldiers. Idk if Brahmin produce drinkable milk, but if they did you could sell that as well. Also sell their waste for fertilizer and Jet. Hell you could become the next Mr. House at this rate.
     
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  13. rogerdv

    rogerdv First time out of the vault

    65
    Dec 18, 2007
    Join the Brotherhood.
     
  14. comscar

    comscar It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 8, 2009
    I would move to Boston or DC so I can magically survive by standing around in a "city" with 7 other idiots wandering around.
     
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  15. peadar87

    peadar87 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 4, 2015
    It's not really individual ranchers who hold the power, it's the barons, who will own huge ranches or collections of ranches, and also probably parts of the supply chain and related industries. In fact, as a small farmer, you'd probably have a pretty difficult time, as you'd be squeezed pretty hard by the existing big players
     
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  16. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    True... but I'd have to make it big first or lose my ranch to bigger ranchers like Walter Phebus did to Heck Gunderson. @peadar87 sums it up nicely so I'd probably prefer being a normal farmer of produce over at Modoc or any of those jobs I mentioned before. I don't need to be rich in the Fallout universe, only need to be able to keep a roof over my head and maybe get a pet animal.
     
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  17. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Wait... why would you be admitted to the apartment? You can only get it if you have the chip...
     
  18. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 5, 2015
    It depends - am I suddenly dropped into the universe with my current skill set, or am I born and raised there?

    If it's the former, I'd try to hook up with some settlement - a civil engineer could probably find a lot to do with rebuilding, getting old infrastructure running again, etc. If I was born there, I'd probably end up doing what my parents were doing.

    All that assumes, of course, that I could avoid getting myself killed within the first few hours.
     
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  19. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Depending on what time period, it's either easy (NV), moderate (FO2) or hard (FO1).
     
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  20. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

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    Jan 20, 2016
    It probably depends on time, location and what my skills are. I'm only proficient in university-level psychology, writing and occasionally drawing when the stars align, so I wouldn't be too terribly useful.

    That said, as any random shmuck I wouldn't possess the knowledge I do now about the franchise, which could potentially make me a lot less useful.

    Fallout 1's wasteland is cruel and dry, but it has its safe spots; if you find a settlement you're pretty much okay for survival. Places like the Hub usually offer a lot of mercenary work and smaller communities like Shady Sands can't really pass up the chance to have an extra helping hand. As myself, I'd probably stay in Shady Sands or Junktown, since travel would be too taxing and neither the Brotherhood nor Vault 13 would take me; furthermore, I would also know about the upcoming mutant invasion, and that's not something I want to witness first-hand.

    As an average Wastelander, I'd probably try to move to the Hub for the chance to get better work; I probably wouldn't start my own caravan, but I might open a store.

    In Fallout 2, I would probably head straight to Vault City either way; after being turned down as a random wastelander, I'd probably head either to New Reno to feed my gambling addiction or to Shady Sands.

    For Fallout 3 I would start an infrastructure business, whatever my skillset. Or just be a thief; even without Bethesda's broken stealth system, I'd make a fucking packet either way.

    If I were in the Mojave around the second battle of Hoover Dam, I'd probably join up with the Followers of the Apocalypse as myself and the Gun Runners as a random shmuck. At this stage, the Followers have advanced enough that they concern themselves with mental health as well as physical, and if that fails I could always do something morale-related in the NCR military. I don't know anything about guns, but assuming I was willing to guard a caravan and potentially kill folk, the Gun Runners would be my best bet for easy money.

    As for Fallout 4, see Fallout 3.
     
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