Your "WTF" moments in NV playthroughs

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by brfritos, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. milk ducks

    milk ducks First time out of the vault

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    Jun 3, 2011
    I started a new game a few days ago. Fell into a pretty ... interesting glitch during the first real quest (Ghost Town Gunfight): I was gathering up support from the Goodsprings community, and everything was going well, until I entered Trudy's house.

    It was late at night, and she was in bed, so that's where I needed to go to speak with her. This was about 45 minutes into the game, so I hadn't actually saved it yet. Anyway, the moment I loaded into the house, I got a "Quest Failed" message, for apparently no reason at all. I tried to load the auto-save, but since it kicked in at the same time the quest failed, there was no getting around it. I didn't have the dialogue option to speak with Trudy about Ringo, so I decided to head back to the Gas Station, to see if there was any way I'd still be able to complete the quest.

    I woke Ringo up and, surprisingly, I was able to tell him we were ready. He stood up, walked around a bit, then sat back down. I tried telling him once more that we were ready, but this time he didn't move at all. Then I heard a strange sound, coming from the front door; it sounded like that "error sound" you get when the game won't let you do something. I stood at the door for a moment, and then Sunny Smiles' naked corpse appeared and collapsed at my feet.

    I told some friends of mine on the New Vegas Penny Arcade thread, and they were able to duplicate the results. Apparently, if Sunny Smiles dies at any point in time, the quest will fail. Normally, once you've spoken with Ringo, Sunny appears at the station and tells you the rest of the town's in position. Well, I guess the game still forces her to make an appearance, even if she's dead, so that's what happened.

    The only thing I can't explain is how she died in the first place.
     
  2. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    The wastes are a dangerous place. There's also like a billion cazadores north of goodsprings.
     
  3. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    922
    Mar 28, 2010
    Yeah, sunny smiles wanders a lot, first time I played the game she was just east of hidden valley, I thought, "Jesus, considering this is the starter town it doesn't half put you through the meat grinder".
     
  4. ThwartAbyss54

    ThwartAbyss54 First time out of the vault

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    May 14, 2011
    :rofl:
     
  5. outofthegamer

    outofthegamer Still Mildly Glowing

    226
    Apr 12, 2011
    I think I had some giant Cazadores do my dirty work, in one of the last missions of Honest Hearts. If you don't want to read any details about the new DLC, then don't read any more.
    ...
    Okay, so I was doing the quest where you have to kill a bunch of white-legs, over on the south-west part of the map. I went along the river and up towards the southern-most group of white-legs, but ran into 2 giant Cazadores -- killed them and continued over to the small group to the south -- killed them. Then went north towards the other quest markers on my map. Then suddenly, I get a quest completed message!

    I continued on to where the white-leg camp was and they were all dead! I can only assume that a stray giant Cazador killed them all.
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I was just completing Arcade's QUest again, when I went to Moreno's House, and well:

    And it wasn't just there when we got to the Bunker:


    Either something got fucked up with Moreno's face textures, or he was hunting for some wabbits and one of them put their finger in his cannon.
     
  7. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    366
    Oct 23, 2003
    Hmm. I'd definitely call this a "WTF" moment:

    Decided to go for all the ending trophies and Veni Vidi Vici is the last one I need. So I have my little chat with Lanius and exit his tent, heading towards the damn dam. Well, I got to watch all the Legion bastards run through the gate but I can't exit the damned camp. Tried reloading a few times. All the same result. Searched the net. Doesn't seem to be a widespread bug but still, it pisses me off. I want that useless bronze tropht dammit.
     
  8. AWildmann

    AWildmann It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 12, 2010
    @Walpknut

    This is kind of funny because, 'Moreno' is one of the nicknames given to a black person (which is NOT racist) here in Brazil, and it kinda seems that the texture bug fits the character name.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yeah, the same thing here in Colombia, moreno is what you call people with dark skin that are not quite black. Why didn't I think about it before?
     
  10. milk ducks

    milk ducks First time out of the vault

    24
    Jun 3, 2011
    The NCR loves me like there's no tomorrow: I've repaired their food processor; personally penned a contract that ensures a steady supply of fresh red meat for the troops; uncovered a Legion spy (and subsequently defused the bomb he'd planted on the monorail); got HELIOS One up and running, shut down the operation of a rogue supply officer; and pushed up into (heavily mined) enemy territory under sniper-fire to recover the body of a fallen ranger.

    And that's all within the last 24 hours.

    Before that, I led a daring night-time raid against the Legion-occupied town of Nelson, negotiated the peaceful release of NCR hostages during a stand-off with the Great Khans, and hunted down several high-profile members of the Fiends before (literally) cutting off the head of the gang by putting a 5.56 round through Motor-Runner's brainpan.

    Hell, I even helped take back the Correctional Facility from those fucking Powder Gangers.

    NCR Soldiers salute me when I walk by. They often tell me that, if I were an enlisted man, I'd be halfway to General by now.

    But ... if I casually pick up a copy of Lad's Life without asking, suddenly they're all "shoot first, and ask questions later."
     
  11. The Enclave 86

    The Enclave 86 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    394
    Jul 5, 2010
    The Battle of Navarro truly did scare Moreno.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010

    This is either ghost Grass, Vaultt 22 inhabitant farts or that combination of Jet and slasher is finaly taking its toll on me.
     
  13. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Orion Moreno is now a Dark Elf. Truly fascinating.
     
  14. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    366
    Oct 23, 2003
    Had a really annoying WTF moment last night. I'd just bought the 2nd mod for the 10mm SMG, equipped it and... the damned modded gun disappeared from my inventory.

    I bought it from the Gun Runners, exited the dialogue with the Vendatron, equipped the mod, went back in to dialogue to sell some other items and in my inventory was only a normal 10mm SMG. Exited out. Checked my inventory. Rinse and repeat but it was bloody gone.
     
  15. outofthegamer

    outofthegamer Still Mildly Glowing

    226
    Apr 12, 2011
    Here's a good one: 2 safes in one. It looks like 1 safe, but it has 2 locks that can be picked and 2 different sets of loot. (xbox360 version)

    In the Repcon building go left, and left again, into the gift shop. Then turn left once more and pick the "hard" locked door. Behind that door is a normal looking safe; but depending on where you point your view finder, you will have 2 different locks to pick, and 2 completely different groups of loot.
     
  16. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    Last night in my newest playthrough, I decided to try to stealthily kill the head of the Omertas and his henchman ButtonMan before I finished the quest for them and got negative reputation on the Strip for it.

    After giving up all but my concealed weapons to enter Gomorrah, doing their little side quests and outing the guy Cachino with his little diary of misdeeds, I re-entered the boss' room and tried killing them as close to simultaneously as I could while sneaking.

    I closed the door, talked to buttonman from that side of the room so he'd turn away from Sal, and then I quickly used a stealthboy and snuck around behind Sal's chair remaining hidden the whole time and shot them both in the backs of their heads with a silenced pistol, one shot each while crouched, stealthboy'd and wearing chinese stealth armor.

    Even after reloading a few times and executing this perfectly I could not manage to assassinate them both without every one of the Omerta thugs going hostile, although they couldn't see or find me.

    I eventually settled for sneaking back out of the casino without killing anyone else hoping for a reset of the rep, but as I went thru stealthily, EDE and Boone decided to thin the herd on the casino floor on my way to the door. (boone had a 44 pistol and ammo that I'd stuck on him a while back and forgotten about)

    When I made it out the front door, I got all my weapons back and went about my business, but a day later I realized Boone would not put the 44 pistol away and take out his normal weapon (the cz57 :P)

    I checked his backpack and every single one of his guns and weapons other than that .44 was gone and apparently had not been put back upon exitting the casino 3 save games earlier. I lost the Gobi, cz57, shiskabob and chainsaw I had on him.
     
  17. quotetheraven90

    quotetheraven90 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 12, 2011
    Just after taking Ambassador first task, a MP suddenly came out of nowhere, and claiming to punish me for what I did to NCR (I was Idolized at this stage, goddamnit!!). Kinda stupid really, since I got T51b armor and Boone at my side, so he die swiftly. The shitty thing is, I got NCR infamy (hell yeah, and it's Boone who killed him), enough to made me from Idolized to good natured rascal.

    Not only that, the whole office when berserk on me! Hey! It's him who is egging me, and Boone offed him, not me!!
     
  18. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 15, 2010
    you sure you werent wearing "Brotherhood" T51B?
     
  19. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

    529
    Nov 10, 2010
    First time talking to Mr. House...

    "Odo, is that you?!" :lol:

    /trekkie off
     
  20. VivamusLupus

    VivamusLupus First time out of the vault

    6
    Jul 10, 2011
    When I was attacked by old ladies trying to mug me. That was a very strange moment indeed.