Wild Wasteland-- your thoughts

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Little Robot, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    Ok, I keep having a difficult time decidin if I want to play with the Wild Wasteland perk/trait enabled. At first, I say to myself that big, obvious references would break the immersion factor of the game. But then I remember that even FO1 had things like the TARDIS, and Fallout without at least some clever or witty references could end up being like *shudder* Fallout 3.
    But then when I've made up my mind, I realize that I really don't want a game which breaks the "feel" every five seconds to wave a pop-culture reference in your face. Oh vey!

    So, what do you guys think about the perk? An does anyone know how blatant and frequent the references will be?
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Will never play with it. I bet the game will have enough lulzy shit even without it.
     
  3. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    996
    Nov 1, 2008
    I will be playing with it. I have a feeling that there will be some off the wall if not corny nods towards Fallout 1/2 with the perk enabled.
     
  4. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Fallout 2 was my favorite in the Fallout series by a longshot. I'm one of those hypocritical jerks that whine about verisimilitude in Fallout 3 but love the random cultural references in Fallout 2. I will be playing with the trait on.
    I might be tempted to choose a different trait on subsequent playthroughs, but probably not.
     
  5. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    First Playthrough without, second with
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    If there is something we can be sure about then it's this.
     
  7. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Nov 1, 2008
    I imagine there will already be "luzly" off the wall comments in the game, I just expect the perk to take it to the extreme with very silly jokes and breaking of the fourth wall.
     
  8. Texas Renegade

    Texas Renegade Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    390
    Aug 21, 2008
    Avellone I believe already said you don't get any of the funny weird things if you don't have the trait. So that people have a definite choice to have them or not experience them at all.
     
  9. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Nov 1, 2008
    People say a lot of things.
     
  10. DirkGently

    DirkGently Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 2, 2010
    Honestly, I really don't expect that much of internet memetic culture in the game. But that's just me. Ill probably play multiple games with and without it.
     
  11. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    389
    Sep 24, 2010
    "memetic culture" is an oxymoron in my personnel opinion, I hope to the lord that this has some good references like in fallout two, and not just a bunch of memes thrown in to appease the mindless masses.
     
  12. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    This isn't Beth who's making it ya know... no inside jokes that only they understand
     
  13. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Depends of what you consider 'funny weird things'. Wig-wearing super mutants and Elvis impersonators gangs qualify as 'funny weird things' to a lot of people and they're part of the core content of the game.
     
  14. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    At least we get back story towards the lulzy shit. It isn't just thrown in. It isn't "LOL that Super Mutant should be wearing a wig!" There's reasons, REASONS!
     
  15. Jet1337

    Jet1337 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    195
    Aug 27, 2009
    I kinda made a topic about this. I wonder if enabling the trait activates trigger zones like in fallout 3, or if they are randomly generated as you move around the game world.
     
  16. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    Seeing as the NCR troops are dressed like British Soldiers, I'm hoping for some good british references with the WW perk.
     
  17. Texas Renegade

    Texas Renegade Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    390
    Aug 21, 2008
    With it you can get the alien blaster and the holy hand grenade. But you miss out on the y 183 unique gauss rifle
     
  18. DirkGently

    DirkGently Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 2, 2010
    "Memetic culture" is dumb in it's own right as a phrase, but not as an oxymoron. Memes are basically unavoidable in culture. Deal with it. It's shit other than pictures of cats with captions and shit on the internet. But 'lulz' refers almost exclusively to stupid shit from the internet (and stupid people on the internet.). Not the kind of jokes I expect to see in FONV
     
  19. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    389
    Sep 24, 2010
    Glad to see someone agrees with me, but I really do have almost no hopes for NV anymore, the more I know the less I want it, I've already canceled my order for it, and have gone back to the good ol fallout 1.
     
  20. Nuka-X

    Nuka-X It Wandered In From the Wastes

    112
    Oct 9, 2010
    Sounds like it adds humorous and out-of-nowhere events so I might try it as it also has references to FO 1 and 2, wow :)

    "Not for the faint of heart or the serious of temperament" I guess means some sort of (Looney Tunes) funny happenings, unpredictable.