who did you side with on your first playthrough

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by probably_not_a_mutie, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I went with Yes Man, then House, THEN Legion, and LASTLY NCR. It's really saying something that I would put them off till the very end. They're not that great of an ending.

    Meanwhile my favorite endings, and what I'd consider "the best" possible endings, are somewhere between Yes Man and House. They gave the best futures for New Vegas AND those communities shielded by its umbrella. House demanded more sacrifice for the future when he could not allow the BOS to live, but the Independent Vegas was not nearly as safe as House's proved to be. It's really up to the player to decide what ideal they value higher; humanity's future, or humanity's freedom. That's a tough call, and neither NCR nor Caesar have ANYTHING remotely close that they could offer.
     
  2. scorptatious

    scorptatious Ugly Mutant

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    Oct 8, 2012
    First playthough, went independent.

    Second playthrough, went independent.

    Third playthrough, went with House.

    Fourth playthrough? I'm not sure yet. Probably independent.
     
  3. Hail dark lord Väder

    Hail dark lord Väder First time out of the vault

    20
    Jun 12, 2012
    Barely remember..
    I think I whent with mr house.
    As someone said earlier "he was too awesome" lol
     
  4. daren420c

    daren420c First time out of the vault

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    Apr 29, 2009
  5. pyroD

    pyroD Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 26, 2012
    I went independent, though I was disappointed to find out I couldn't actually rule Vegas, oh well. Though I was suprised by the legion. They weren't nearly as bad as everyone in the wasteland said they would be.
     
  6. Mameluk

    Mameluk It Wandered In From the Wastes

    126
    Aug 13, 2012
    Did you end with Caesar or Lanius as the head honcho of the Legion? Because the latter is even worse than people would think. :P
     
  7. radioactive_penguin

    radioactive_penguin First time out of the vault

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    Jul 1, 2006
    I went with Yes man and destroyed the army in the bunker and broke the damn because some men just want to watch the world burn.
     
  8. UndeadNecro

    UndeadNecro First time out of the vault

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    May 15, 2012
    Mr.House first playthrough, then Yes Man in the same game.
     
  9. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Yes Man's reactions when you do this are priceless.
     
  10. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    636
    Dec 20, 2011
    First : House

    Second : Indy

    Third : NCR

    Fourth : NCR

    Fifth : House
     
  11. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    You might enjoy doing a legion playthrough simply for an alternate end boss.
     
  12. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Yeah, next playthrough I'll try legion. I actually did try them before, but I got bored with it. I will play through it properly this time though.

    What skills should I tag? Doesn't legion favor a particular build more than others?
     
  13. Richwizard

    Richwizard Waiting to die Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    They like melee weapons; spears and machetes.
     
  14. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 20, 2011
    What about firearms and energy weapons? I'm generally more comfortable with ranged builds.

    Or stealth, even?
     
  15. Richwizard

    Richwizard Waiting to die Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Stealth would probably work for a Legion build. They seem to be heavily oriented toward physical prowess, so I don't think energy weapons would be appropriate. However, Legionary Assassions use some very heavy firepower, including 12.7mm weapons. They also provide tribals in Honest Hearts with Anti-Materiel rifles and use them during the second battle of Hoover Dam. Guns would work, but they are not sniper types. They seem to like it up close and personal.

    If you have Gun Runner's Arsenal get yourself a katana and go nuts in melee.
     
  16. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Key thing to remember is that just because the LEGION favors particular methods of combat doesn't mean they impose it upon the Courier, even if the Courier is siding with the Legion. The Courier is always an outside party, a contract assassin/spy/whatnot. The Courier is never, during the course of the game, OFFICIALLY accepted into the Legion, so their rules don't apply to the Courier. The obvious exceptions, of course, are the extremely strict rules when visiting Fortification Hill (and even those can be easily skirted around).

    Now, if you mean that you want to THEMATICALLY "follow the Legion", despite having the freedom to do whatever you wish, then yes, Melee is what they favor. The less reliance on technology, the better, supposedly.
     
  17. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Whenever I go for a specific playthrough, I like to get in role a bit. So with the legion, I would tend to go with melee weapons, energy weapons with House/Independent and guns with NCR. Just a nice way to help build a character, I guess.
     
  18. Gestas

    Gestas First time out of the vault

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    Dec 31, 2012
    House kept the caps rolling in, and that's good enough for me!
     
  19. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    I found it so hard to go with a house playthrough. I remember getting some way into helping house and then dreading the idea of working for him, he just seemed so sleazy and untrustworthy. I trusted the robot instead.
     
  20. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I think that ONE little change would have made House my unparalleled favorite choice: another option to "deal with the Brotherhood".

    If it would have been possible to, say, activate the self-destruct sequence on their bunker in Hidden Valley, but do so without immediately being found out AND convincing them to evacuate and leave the Mojave behind (which would involve being on good terms with them, and possibly getting far enough with the NCR to form the non-aggression treaty (or Hell, have whether or not you do color the ending slides for HOW safely they returned home)) would have satisfied House, and left many players feeling morally justified in their actions. There would be no BOS presence, so House would be more than content, and the BOS would be able to survive the conflict, possibly even learn from some of their mistakes in doing so. Practically a win-win!

    Either way, I do know that for most the necessary elimination of the Brotherhood was their deal breaker with House. I personally considered him the best option, but I conceded that one particular point left me unhappy. Some kind of third option (which, according to the devs, they'd initially intended, but scrapped because they couldn't get it to make any sense) would have solved everything...