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Xcalibur
07-18-2007, 11:07 PM
Hahaha, man, it's going to rock so much

http://fallout.bethsoft.com/teaser.html

Daniel
07-18-2007, 11:57 PM
yes.

on so many levels.

TheEschaton
07-19-2007, 12:18 AM
Uh. No.

God, I can't take French Canadienness all over again.

SpunGirl
07-19-2007, 01:48 AM
WTMF. ::crie::

-K

Drayal
07-19-2007, 02:10 AM
I'm almost looking forward to this more than Assasins Creed, which is saying a lot about this game.

Stunseed
07-19-2007, 02:12 AM
Blasphemy!

Hulkein
07-19-2007, 10:37 AM
Hahaha, man, it's going to rock so much

http://fallout.bethsoft.com/teaser.html

Haha, welcome back X!

Nieninque
07-19-2007, 10:57 AM
WTMF. ::crie::

-K

OMFGQFMFT

Drayal
07-19-2007, 11:36 AM
Holy shit I didn't realise who'd posted this.

grapedog
07-19-2007, 03:59 PM
i cannot wait for Fallout 3...i can't do it. What was it, 1998 since Fallout 2. I liked Fallout Tactics...but it's a seperate genre really, tactical combat...but it was cool to revisit the setting even if it was in another form.

I really really liked Oblivion, depsite some of it's warts...and from what they've said I think they've learned a lot from Oblivion. I think we'll see a much smoother experience.

Xcalibur
08-12-2007, 07:37 PM
Heard they were going to introduce "no-no's" situations in FALLOUT 3, like raping and such things...

That can be a dangerous asset.

WTMF. ::crie::

-K

Allo

Gan
08-12-2007, 08:04 PM
For a moment this looked like Chuck Norris (Lone Wolf McQuade) and I was all - THIS GAME IS GOING TO PLAY YOU MUTHAFUCKAS!!!

(then I saw that its not quite a chuck norris dude)
http://fallout.bethsoft.com/images/art/fallout3screens/screen06B.jpg

Gelston
08-12-2007, 08:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmGj-4W14vM

Sean of the Thread
08-12-2007, 08:20 PM
I love fallout so hard. I wish there was a MMO like it.

Gan
08-12-2007, 08:42 PM
I love fallout so hard. I wish there was a MMO like it.

Check your U2U...

Xcalibur
08-15-2007, 09:58 PM
For a moment this looked like Chuck Norris (Lone Wolf McQuade) and I was all - THIS GAME IS GOING TO PLAY YOU MUTHAFUCKAS!!!

(then I saw that its not quite a chuck norris dude)
http://fallout.bethsoft.com/images/art/fallout3screens/screen06B.jpg

Where did you found that picture?

Drayal
07-23-2008, 03:12 PM
http://www.actiontrip.com/rei/video.phtml?id=4768

Oh my god, win.

Warriorbird
07-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Not just win. Motherfucking win.

Sean of the Thread
07-23-2008, 06:11 PM
Nice.

radamanthys
07-23-2008, 06:31 PM
wow... Ash and X in the same day?

Is today fetal alcohol syndrome day at the PC?

Get warclaidhm, Teeoncy, et al., and it'll really be something.

Nieninque
07-23-2008, 06:38 PM
wow... Ash and X in the same day?

Is today fetal alcohol syndrome day at the PC?

Get warclaidhm, Teeoncy, et al., and it'll really be something.

If by "the same day" you mean "the same twelve months", then yeah...Ash and X in the same day.

radamanthys
07-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Shit. Year matters, doesn't it. I shoulda seen that one coming, since assassin's creed has been out for a while now.

However, X is still on "new posts", so it counts, damnit. hehe.

Drayal
07-23-2008, 08:05 PM
Lay off the alcohol.

Warriorbird
10-30-2008, 06:04 AM
If Oblivion were a Mad Max game...

Kranar
10-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Loving Fallout 3 as well as Red Alert 3. Two great games in the same week.

Keller
10-30-2008, 06:55 PM
Loving Fallout 3 as well as Red Alert 3. Two great games in the same week.

RA3 only out on PC?

I'm too lazy to search.

Durgrimst
10-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Someone show your support for the troops by mailing me this in Iraq for the PS3

Androidpk
10-30-2008, 08:49 PM
Haven't opened my copy yet, still playing through the awesomeness that is Dead Space.

Sean of the Thread
10-30-2008, 09:36 PM
wait FA3 is out on pc now?


Seriously?

Kranar
10-30-2008, 10:43 PM
Both games are out on PC.

Both are great.

Renian
10-30-2008, 11:00 PM
wait FA3 is out on pc now?


Seriously?

It was released on the PC the same day as the console versions, October 28th.

If you want it NOW, Steam has it.


Haven't opened my copy yet, still playing through the awesomeness that is Dead Space.

Dude, it's only a 10 hour game. :/

Sean of the Thread
10-30-2008, 11:13 PM
SO GIVE ME THE FUCKIGN SCOOP ON FA3... is it the shit or what?

Warriorbird
10-31-2008, 10:29 AM
If you blam through only the main quest it isn't the best ever. If you wander around the world, get lost in the sidequests, do things the way you aren't supposed to, tailor your character to your personality, and treat it like an opportunity to wander around after the Apocalypse it is pretty great.

It isn't really a first person shooter. Don't expect like epic smooth first person shooter style play out of it. I think it is well worth the purchase though.

Downloadable content is only available for PC and 360.

Sean of the Thread
10-31-2008, 11:11 AM
I've got a boner for it.

Someone gift it to me. And then I won't have a boner.

Sean of the Thread
11-01-2008, 02:25 AM
Does anyone have a torrent for this that isn't like 1.2kbs and 7 months to download?

Numbers
11-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Well-seeded torrent on Pirate Bay.

I'm having a lot of trouble getting into the game. I'm only at the first city, but I'm already finding myself bored with the whole thing. The UI isn't really the greatest. There's no constant map, for instance. You've gotta open the Pip-boy thing just to see where the heck you are.

Ignot
11-03-2008, 12:25 PM
There is no character specialization due to the fact that they give you so many skill points to assign each level. You end up being good at everything, easily. The Karma and VATS system is good though. Do yourself a favor, make one character, explore, then do the main quest and be done with it. Its worth the experience if you play it right.

Ashliana
11-03-2008, 12:27 PM
Well-seeded torrent on Pirate Bay.

I'm having a lot of trouble getting into the game. I'm only at the first city, but I'm already finding myself bored with the whole thing. The UI isn't really the greatest. There's no constant map, for instance. You've gotta open the Pip-boy thing just to see where the heck you are.

I prefer it like that. The less HUD, the more I feel like I'm really "in" the world. Bethesda did a great job of creating the bleak, despair-filled world, I think..

A little minimap would really ruin the experience for me.. I wouldn't mind it being an option, since some people like it, but it's also a "presentation choice" on Bethesda's part.

Warriorbird
11-03-2008, 02:54 PM
I like the lack of mini map. Get out of town if you want to find interesting stuff. Wander. That's what the game's for.

... and if you hate the town there is a final solution readily available.

Renian
11-03-2008, 04:15 PM
So I beat Fallout 3 yesterday.

The ending SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSS.

I mean, it's completely and utterly awful. Fuck the main quest.

Sean of the Thread
11-03-2008, 04:36 PM
Greaaaaat

Ignot
11-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Yeah do the main quest last if you can. Im having some fun collecting slaves right now.

Celephais
11-03-2008, 06:26 PM
God I love this game so far... no time to talk, time to play, later chumps.

SHAFT
11-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Is this better than Oblivion? I need to still play through that, among others.

Renian
11-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Yes it's better than Oblivion; it doesn't need mods to make it not suck like Oblivion did. Fucking "efficient leveling". Ugh.

However it does need a mod to make the ending not suck. But that's only one part. The rest is good.

Warriorbird
11-03-2008, 09:10 PM
Just play the main quest through armor training. Everything else is fantastically more than enough.

Numbers
11-03-2008, 09:29 PM
Been playing it a bit more. Went on a side quest about fire breathing ants or something. Ran out of ammo halfway through. That was a bit aggravating.

Sean of the Thread
11-03-2008, 09:39 PM
I thought you were changing your forum names.


And speaking of torrents. I think Bright House has been shutting down my cable service due to constant d/l. I swear it only happens when I'm downloading that 5.2gb file.

Numbers
11-03-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm still waiting to hear back from Kranar. =( Are mods able to change forum names?

As for the torrent, make sure your ports are opened and you have PeerGuardian running. I was able to download it in about 6 hours.

Warriorbird
11-03-2008, 11:54 PM
The game is somewhat about scrounging and scavenging to survive. Ammo management can get very crazy at times... at other times you almost have too much. I ran out of every thing except .32 rounds earlier this evening while fighting some mutants and a Behemoth. Fortunately my dog didn't run out of ammo. He saved my ass right before I went to bolt action versus automatic hell.

Sean of the Thread
11-03-2008, 11:56 PM
That's the shit I loved about FALLOUT. I'm tempted to pull out fallout 2 and play it again.

Celephais
11-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Nothing like catching a raider as he walks around a corner, point blank his face to your shotgun. The game is fantastically gorey too. I love the whole repairing equipment mechanic they have. I haven't really followed the main quest too much and it's been a blast, I'm tempted to hop back on the main quest just so I can wear the sweet power armor...

Sean of the Thread
11-04-2008, 09:10 PM
What do you guys use to mount now days? I've got nero9 but I don't feel like installing it.

Anything quicker or easier?

Gnomad
11-04-2008, 09:29 PM
I've always used Daemon tools.

Sean of the Thread
11-04-2008, 09:37 PM
yeah that's what I'm using now.

Was just wondering if there was something new out there since I quit doing this shit.

Numbers
11-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Alcohol 120% is always good.

Gnomad
11-09-2008, 05:21 PM
Goddamn this game is addicting.

I just pissed off all of megaton by raiding their armory, and I do not have the guns to back that up. Whoops.

Sean of the Thread
11-09-2008, 05:34 PM
rofl the armory didn't have shit. I'm carrying to much shit as it is to lug it all out anyways.


I lazered them bitches.


But yeah I'm enjoying the game.

Ignot
11-09-2008, 05:47 PM
the meze gun doesnt work on anyone. its pissing me off.

Sean of the Thread
11-09-2008, 06:11 PM
I decided to be nice and disarm the bomb. The sheriffs son gave me a house at least I can dump my horde of bag lady shit in lockers there.

Drisco
11-09-2008, 07:03 PM
Fable 2 Or Fallout 3.

I bought Fable 2 and I feel like I should regret it.

Warriorbird
11-09-2008, 07:06 PM
Fable 2 for main quest. Fallout 3 for being a fucking world.

The Forts are interesting for real weapon raids. You have to be seriously ready though.

Sean of the Thread
11-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Stop being a responsible capitalist and download the games for FREE!

Drisco
11-09-2008, 09:06 PM
How do you download games for free? Tell me so I can see the light.

Sean of the Thread
11-09-2008, 09:37 PM
piratebay mininova.org bittorrent installed download


daemon tools to mount


fun for the family fuck the industry

Ashliana
11-09-2008, 09:54 PM
piratebay mininova.org bittorrent installed download


daemon tools to mount


fun for the family fuck the industry

"The game exists--you're entitled to it! Stealing is awesome!"

Sean of the Thread
11-09-2008, 10:05 PM
thanks for your contribution douche.

Warriorbird
11-10-2008, 01:22 AM
Given Sean's current financial status I doubt Bethesda is going to be too worried about it.

Hope it is giving you a bit of fun, man.

Ashliana
11-10-2008, 01:57 AM
piratebay mininova.org bittorrent installed download

daemon tools to mount

fun for the family fuck the industry


thanks for your contribution douche.

Yeah? Well, I'm not the one bragging about how I illegally downloaded a game from an awesome studio like Bethesda, that deserves to be rewarded for its efforts. Piracy is your choice, but also parading it around like you did something admirable is the douchey part.

Numbers
11-10-2008, 02:05 AM
Yeah, I just can't get into the game. Not sure what it is, but it's just not doing it for me.

I just finished the first mission for Three Dog involving the satellite disc, and it was just aggravating. Everything looks the same. Same train tunnels, same rubble everywhere.

I want to like the game, I really do. I just keep finding myself bored.

Warriorbird
11-10-2008, 02:26 AM
I've just steadfastly avoided the main quest and gone wandering.

Stanley Burrell
11-10-2008, 08:01 AM
Mirelurks fucking piss me off. The AI in this game is too smart.

Warriorbird
11-10-2008, 09:07 AM
I like hitting them in the legs so their face will pop up. I had a really deadly incident in the Deathclaw Sanctuary though, recently.

Stanley Burrell
11-10-2008, 10:30 AM
I like hitting them in the legs so their face will pop up. I had a really deadly incident in the Deathclaw Sanctuary though, recently.

I don't know if it's like the other Bethesda third/first persons, but I'm level 18 (I exploited Pappy's speech on Bittercup for 3 levels until I got bored) but I'm swarmed by 5 dudes and one king and trying to make them show their tiny faces is damn near impossible. The tunnel ones are easier: I'm talking about when you're near egg hatcheries.

The mysterious stranger perk really helps a lot when you just want to target the easiest to hit body part and don't instantly kill your victim. I also maxed out energy weapons so I don't always get to cannibalize people in order to restore my health when they're smoldering piles of ash. Plus the damn impartial mediator makes it that I want try to stay borderline good, but then I get less props from Threedog on Galaxy News.

I usually know when there are deathclaws around because you see maimed-to-death or severely fucked up raiders. The Yao G'uai are way more annoying on the account that they always bite your arm off from nowhere. Mirelurks suck though. I would've spec'd Animal Companion if they were listed... meh...

Damn good game though. I'm rocking metal armor, Lincoln's hat, tortoiseshell glasses + a super sledge and a laser rifle. For aid kits I've got stimpacks, Rad-Away and 10-20 alcoholic beverages usually (any addiction to Vodka, Whiskey, Beer, Wine or Scotch can be treated with any respective alcohol, as long as it is alcohol.) Makes sense.

Warriorbird
11-10-2008, 11:27 AM
StealthBoys/Sneak. Crowd control. Even if you don't kill something with an explosive you can move it.

Ignot
11-10-2008, 05:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OragKZ_LR88&fmt=18

SHAFT
11-10-2008, 06:08 PM
Sweet video Ignot. This looks like it might be one of the coolest games ever made. That giant bot at the end looks sweet.

Warriorbird
11-11-2008, 01:34 AM
I love stacking explosions with weapons/cars/bits of environment using Havok.

Stanley Burrell
11-11-2008, 09:21 PM
Aggghh, I found this weapon called "Vengeance" that works with my maxed energy weapons skill + some other perk, too, I think. The fucking thing is, is it runs on some weird electron battery charge pack fuck-o ammo that isn't anywhere in the game.

Now I'm using the Wazer Wifle again.

AC-10/Where's the Ammo? :mad:

Stanley Burrell
11-11-2008, 10:07 PM
That locked up cunt next to Scribe Peabody sells it. This is worse than navigating the Temple quests back in Morrowind.

Xcalibur
11-11-2008, 10:19 PM
my computer cannot handle fallout 3. The only way I'll be able to play it will be on my ps3... and I saw it sucked terribly.

Think I'll have to get another puter.

Renian
11-12-2008, 01:48 AM
Just camp Newegg for some deals, Xcalibur. A GTX+ 9800 (or two in SLI) should be able Fallout 3 just fine. Slap some RAM, a decent quad-core CPU, a $25 DVD-ROM drive, and a hard drive on there and you're set.

EDIT: lol, I look at Newegg right after I post and I see a GTX 260 for $265. It's also from EVGA and their customer service is fucking kickass.
I'm running two of their GTX 280s and they wtfpwn Fallout 3 in the face. There's so much completely unnecessary power in them.

Warriorbird
11-12-2008, 02:15 AM
Bribe Harith fully and he'll carry even weird ammo at times, Stan.

SHAFT
11-12-2008, 03:59 PM
my computer cannot handle fallout 3. The only way I'll be able to play it will be on my ps3... and I saw it sucked terribly.

Think I'll have to get another puter.

Everything I've read said that all 3 are about the same. The PS3 version has gotten slightly lower reviews. 360 has been getting the best from what I see.

Warriorbird
11-17-2008, 12:01 AM
The PS3 one can't get the graphics level the computer can, has no downloadable content, and has some extra glitches.

Warriorbird
11-20-2008, 03:30 AM
Cow tipping is stupendous.

SHAFT
11-26-2008, 04:34 PM
Need some help, should I go buy this tonight or continue Oblivion? I'm about 30 hours into Oblivion, but I want to play Fallout so bad. I really should finish Oblivion.

Sean of the Thread
11-26-2008, 04:42 PM
It's not overwhelmingly worth running out to the store to purchase.


I find myself getting bored playing it fairly often.

SHAFT
11-26-2008, 05:16 PM
I was reading the reviews on metacritic and some of the reviewers wrote the same thing. I think I'm gonna make another attempt to run through Oblivion and if I get bored with that I'll grab Fallout.

Ignot
11-26-2008, 05:38 PM
It's not overwhelmingly worth running out to the store to purchase.


I find myself getting bored playing it fairly often.

:yeahthat: Plus Oblivion (w/expansions) has a ton more content so you will probably play that off and on for awhile. At least that's how I played it. After a few run throughs with 1 or 2 characters fallout 3 has little replay value. Level cap sucks and you can only explore so much before it gets boring. I actually was quite disappointed with fallout but only because my expectations were so high.

Celephais
11-26-2008, 06:03 PM
The biggest problem is the level cap, you hit it way before you run out of content. The worst part is I tried to make the game more difficult from the outset, turning up the difficulty just resulted in me leveling faster... and the game is pretty cakewalk if you min/max shit.

It's a hell of a lot of fun though, and it certainly has replay value in that you can go evil the 2nd time around or you can try a different build, it was certainly worth the price of admission, sadly I'm starting to return to the real world.

Warriorbird
11-27-2008, 12:40 AM
Yeah. The main quest and the level cap are the downsides. Both suck badly. The other stuff is pretty fun. I also wish you could wantonly execute more NPCs when evil. Blowing up you know where is pretty awesome though. I just wish you could do in Little Lamplight too.

Ashlander
11-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Meh just sell 'em to the slavers.

Stanley Burrell
11-27-2008, 10:24 AM
I put the ghoul mask on Charon. That is all.

Androidpk
11-27-2008, 12:59 PM
I really like how they cut down on the 200 endings to just 4.

Warriorbird
11-28-2008, 01:58 AM
It isn't all bad... with the mods and editor out... there are now some amusing things to do... like make funny videos.

Fallout 3 - Wasteland Dancin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbyhpsv-6sM&

Poppatrunk
12-01-2008, 08:53 PM
Hey little off topic but I just bought a 360 and I want to set it up online. My neighbor, being the kind soul he is has an unsecured network that I've been using for the past few months.

How do I set up my xbox 360 to the internet? Me thinking it'd be easy I pluged the 360 directly into my pc via the ethernet cable. Dosen't work, sure I'm not even close to having it work.

Everything I've read online says you have to plug it into the router or the modem, well I'm getting a perfect connection from just the nic card in the computer. No clue what to do. :wtf: :help:
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Fallen
12-01-2008, 09:13 PM
I didn't even know there was a level cap. That sucked, but luckily the game was so easy I didn't even need any of the weapon skills I failed to pick up. I maxed out more than half of the skills due to book reading. I just wish I fucking picked up the 2 points per book skill. Fun game, but the endless VAT headshot kill got old after a bit.

Warriorbird
12-01-2008, 09:27 PM
If you get it for PC there's a fair degree of mods that greatly improve it already.

I want it for PC just so I can kill those damn kids from Little Lamplight.

Fallen
12-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Why can't you? Does it physically prevent you from drawing your weapon?

Ashlander
12-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Can't hurt them at all. They just run off.

Ignot
12-02-2008, 07:01 PM
I don't think they wanted to make a game where you are killing children but at least let me enslave more then 1 of them.

Fallen
12-02-2008, 07:31 PM
You can kill everyone in Megaton can't you? Wouldn't that include that one guy's kid?

Sean of the Thread
12-02-2008, 09:07 PM
But not graphically kill the kid.

I still can't find the will to pick the game up again.

Xcalibur
01-31-2009, 11:53 AM
Well after 2 full plays of that game, I'm really disapointed, So basic choices and poor immersion really bugs me.

Really fun to kill people with that weird sounding combat shotgun or with a plasma rifle but man, that ain't fallout.

Fallen
01-31-2009, 12:21 PM
Weird timestamp on this post. BTW, The Add-on expansion is out for X-box 360 and PC. No release date for the PS3 version.

Ashlander
01-31-2009, 05:44 PM
The expansion free or if not is it worth buying?

Skeeter
01-31-2009, 06:24 PM
I finally beat this game today. The ending was a bit meh.

But I am looking forward to restarting as an uber-evil female charactar... or in other words. A normal woman.

Back
01-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Bought this last Thursday. I’m in the initial phase of “this game is really fucking cool”. Its disappointing to hear about the level cap limitations. Progressively building the char is a very fun aspect. Now you all have me thinking about starting over and not taking the “swift learner” perk twice...

One thing that has disappointed me is that it’s not as free roaming as Oblivion. I live in DC and was hoping I could find my neighborhood but no such luck. They did faithfully recreate some of DC, like the details of the metro stations (the floor tiles, the glass and steel entrance covers, the station cieling tiles) but I can’t recognize any of the buildings in Dupont Circle.

Someone should do that in a game. Replicate an existing large city at street level.

Still, I’m enjoying it. The VAT, the hacking, the area crawls and just the newness of the char building.

Fallen
01-31-2009, 07:42 PM
In one of the upcoming expansions the level cap will go from 20 to 30. There are 3 scheduled releases, one already out now.

Back
01-31-2009, 07:45 PM
Bethesda doesn't care about PS3 people. :(

The Ponzzz
01-31-2009, 09:24 PM
I just picked it up today for XBox 360. Haven't fired it up yet. Looks great though.

Stanley Burrell
01-31-2009, 09:48 PM
The expansion free or if not is it worth buying?

Operation Anchorage is DLC only, I'm pretty certain: And I don't really feel like having holes drilled through walls for Live. Kind of stinks since Knights of the Nine/Shivering Isles became its own expansion pack in CD form for consoles.

Androidpk
01-31-2009, 11:51 PM
At the moment it's DLC only. They already started working on Fallout 4 too.

The Ponzzz
02-01-2009, 01:00 AM
Yeah, cost 800 MS Points.

Ashlander
02-01-2009, 02:41 PM
Yeah, read that a little while ago along with lots of negative opinions on it. Still not as bad as the horse armor xpac so I might download it.

The Ponzzz
02-01-2009, 02:56 PM
Horse Armor pac was just bad for Shadowmere.

Back
02-05-2009, 01:15 PM
I just wish I fucking picked up the 2 points per book skill.

I think its only +1, but still a good tip. And getting Educated for the +3 skill points per level early on is also a good idea.

I tagged speech, barter, and explosives but have been adding to small guns, lockpick, repair, science, and sneak mainly. Using VAT with grenades is awesome. Always a 95%.

From reading this thread and tinkering around in the game I’m putting off the main quest until cap.

Still enjoying it but I can already tell that it does not have the replay value that Oblivion does.

Fallen
02-05-2009, 02:01 PM
Intelligence also directly effects your TPs per level. When/If I play through again I will not be getting any ranks in that +10% mod. That shit is pointless in a hard cap game.

The Ponzzz
02-05-2009, 03:38 PM
Yeah. The 10% mod is more for someone who doesn't want to do side content.

I still haven't played much, but I do like the direction they went with the game with comparing it directly to Oblivion. The level up system and gaining skills is much better than me taping down my trigger button to cast the same spell 6077 times or sneaking into a wall behind a sleeping person for 96 hours.

I like that there are more consequences with the actions you choose. The speech "mini" game is fun if you have good stats and high speech. Lockpicking feels a lot more real and picking up the random trash you find actually has some use. And the merchant NPCs running out of money is fun.

Comparing this game to Fallout 1 or 2 is like apples to oranges though. The VATS system makes the game a little too easy IMO. I worry there isn't enough side content to make for long time play, though 2 more expansions are coming out to hopefully solve that.

Back
02-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Intelligence also directly effects your TPs per level. When/If I play through again I will not be getting any ranks in that +10% mod. That shit is pointless in a hard cap game.

More good advice.

So the best perks at start levels would be Intense Training: Int, Comprehension and Educated.

Fallen
02-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Agreed. Go Small weapons Spec too if you want to play the game on easy mode. Get perks like Sniper, Commando, and that one that helps you aim for the head. Also, make sure you get that perk that gives you back ALL of your AP if you kill your foe at level 20.

I think I am going to try a crazy build my next time through. Large melee weapon combat or something.

StrayRogue
02-05-2009, 05:33 PM
Fallout 2 > Oblivifallen 3

Warriorbird
02-05-2009, 06:27 PM
I dunno. I didn't like the metafiction of 2 much....but the overarching plot of 3 was stupidtastic.

It's like 1, 2 and 3 tied, Tactics for me.

Back
02-06-2009, 07:08 PM
Agreed. Go Small weapons Spec too if you want to play the game on easy mode. Get perks like Sniper, Commando, and that one that helps you aim for the head. Also, make sure you get that perk that gives you back ALL of your AP if you kill your foe at level 20.

I think I am going to try a crazy build my next time through. Large melee weapon combat or something.

Yeah, I’m going back to the beginning. Like you said, no point in the 10% perk. Bumping Int at the door, Intense Training: Int first, Luck second, Educated, Comprehension, and doing every quest other than the main until cap.

Still tagging explosives. Seeing Super Mutants flying never gets old.

Fallen
02-06-2009, 08:44 PM
yeah. I agree. Mines are the shit. Bottle Cap mines especially. My favorite way to kill hands down.

Warriorbird
02-06-2009, 08:47 PM
Yeah. Playing with Explosives as your primary weapon skill is pretty entertaining.

The Ponzzz
02-06-2009, 08:51 PM
Frag mines are really easy to find too. So it is almost like unlimited ammo.

Fallen
02-06-2009, 08:55 PM
That settles it. Next playthrough I am going 100% explosives.

Another way to play on easy mode is getting all Flame related weaponry and burning enemies. It kills them REALLY fast. Best way to handle a Death Claw IMO besides a gattling lazer.

Skeeter
02-07-2009, 12:12 AM
I beat the game at lvl 18 last time and did a shit ton of side quests. Never saw a deathclaw.

Warriorbird
02-07-2009, 12:25 AM
There's an area with a bunch in the far north.

Fallen
02-07-2009, 12:30 AM
I beat the game at lvl 18 last time and did a shit ton of side quests. Never saw a deathclaw.

They are tough bastards if you aren't armored up.

Skeeter
02-07-2009, 12:51 AM
My evil char is currently wearing Lucas' sheriff duster and hat. :devilsmile:

Sean of the Thread
02-07-2009, 03:08 AM
Lock picking is a joke in the game. Can nail it every time not to mention you can esc out and restart the attempt if needed however rare that is.

Celephais
02-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Lock picking is a joke in the game. Can nail it every time not to mention you can esc out and restart the attempt if needed however rare that is.
Same with hacking. Both of them just require that you have the minimum skill for the locks, which sucks.

Back
02-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Here is a link to a good on-line char builder.

http://vault106.com/fallout-3-character-builder

The Ponzzz
02-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Man... Just ran into a group of Deathclaws, I don't want to do that again. Luckily for the frag grenades, I was able to take them out, but 2 hits and I woulda been 1 block of health from dead with them. I was just scouting areas to the north to get placed on my map. There were a bunch of wastelanders trying to fight them, but they got pulled apart before I was within shooting range.

I'm not too far with the main quest, I just completed the section where you talk with Doctor Li. Been playing a lot of the side quests and unmarked quests. Jacked my lockpicking up to 95 (with the vault jumpsuit for 100) to open everything I see, that's really fun. Working on speech next. These side quests are freakin' awesome.

Stanley Burrell
02-12-2009, 04:34 PM
Full bobblehead collector's stand is impossible. I just can't handle this sort of responsibility.

The Ponzzz
02-12-2009, 04:37 PM
I only have 4. I don't even know where to find them. Not sure if there is a pattern or anything.

Back
02-12-2009, 04:38 PM
Man... Just ran into a group of Deathclaws, I don't want to do that again. Luckily for the frag grenades, I was able to take them out, but 2 hits and I woulda been 1 block of health from dead with them. I was just scouting areas to the north to get placed on my map. There were a bunch of wastelanders trying to fight them, but they got pulled apart before I was within shooting range.

I'm not too far with the main quest, I just completed the section where you talk with Doctor Li. Been playing a lot of the side quests and unmarked quests. Jacked my lockpicking up to 95 (with the vault jumpsuit for 100) to open everything I see, that's really fun. Working on speech next. These side quests are freakin' awesome.

65 hours into it I love this game. I did not touch the difficulty setting and use 10mm, Shotgun and mines/grenades mostly.

Oh yes. Doing all quests before main.

Red Tricycle Factory map sucked though.

Stanley Burrell
02-12-2009, 04:39 PM
I only have 4. I don't even know where to find them. Not sure if there is a pattern or anything.

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_Wiki

Don't even try.

The Ponzzz
02-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Haha, I don't like to look at walkthroughs!

And yeah. I'm playing on normal. My weapons of choice are lead pipe (these TEAR up super mutants), combat knife, combat shotgun, and any explosives I can get my hands on. I keep a lot of guns on me, my repair skill is high, so I tend to keep things at 85%. Looting raiders and talon mercs is always nice.

Back
02-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Haha, I don't like to look at walkthroughs!

And yeah. I'm playing on normal. My weapons of choice are lead pipe (these TEAR up super mutants), combat knife, combat shotgun, and any explosives I can get my hands on. I keep a lot of guns on me, my repair skill is high, so I tend to keep things at 85%. Looting raiders and talon mercs is always nice.

Talon armor is sweet. Rocking the stealth +1 hat just because I’m like that.

Stanley Burrell
02-12-2009, 04:52 PM
Haha, I don't like to look at walkthroughs!

And yeah. I'm playing on normal. My weapons of choice are lead pipe (these TEAR up super mutants), combat knife, combat shotgun, and any explosives I can get my hands on. I keep a lot of guns on me, my repair skill is high, so I tend to keep things at 85%. Looting raiders and talon mercs is always nice.

Just fund Crazy Wolfgang two times and it'll set his repair skill to 85%. He'll give you some stealth boys you can trade back to him, too.

aesir
02-12-2009, 06:58 PM
For some reason I went through the entire game using just unarmed. Beating up a super mutant behemoth was easier with my fists then with a missile launcher. Go figure.

Fallen
02-12-2009, 07:37 PM
The Missile Launcher was one weapon I thought just terribly balanced. Pity, as it was fun to use other than the damage output.

Baelog
02-12-2009, 08:18 PM
T-51b Power armor
Eugene Minigun
Missile Launcher
Fatman

I'm a Big Gun specialist, minoring in explosives. Was a pain in the ass early game.

Oh yeah, best way to deal with Deathclaws is to build the Dartgun. 1 dart instantly cripples the legs of anything, and Deathclaws move slow as fuck with there legs crippled. Easy to pick off from a distance.

Back
02-12-2009, 08:21 PM
T-51b Power armor
Eugene Minigun
Missile Launcher
Fatman

I'm a Big Gun specialist, minoring in explosives. Was a pain in the ass early game.

Oh yeah, best way to deal with Deathclaws is to build the Dartgun. 1 dart instantly cripples the legs of anything, and Deathclaws move slow as fuck with there legs crippled. Easy to pick off from a distance.

Damn. After 65 hours of game I just switched from the 10mm to the scoped .45 as my sneak-through-the-wilds. There is more awesome pwnage?

Drakefang
02-12-2009, 08:23 PM
Damn. After 65 hours of game I just switched from the 10mm to the scoped .45 as my sneak-through-the-wilds. There is more awesome pwnage?

Abraham Lincoln's repeater is near the best gun I saw and used in the game. Combat shotgun up close was about as good with less range.

Khariz
02-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Abraham Lincoln's repeater is near the best gun I saw and used in the game. Combat shotgun up close was about as good with less range.

I liked that alien laser pistol. I forgot the name.

Celephais
02-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Abraham Lincoln's repeater is near the best gun I saw and used in the game. Combat shotgun up close was about as good with less range.
was about to say the same, Lincoln's repeater is amazing for ranged. The brutal shotgun is fantastic in close.

Back
02-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Abraham Lincoln's repeater is near the best gun I saw and used in the game. Combat shotgun up close was about as good with less range.

Oh yeah, combat shotty always on back up. I read a guide that said ALWAYS use VATS but they are wrong.

Baelog
02-12-2009, 08:30 PM
I did the Small Guns route on one character.

Lincoln Repeater fires .45 slugs with a 15 round clip and good accuracy

Ol' Painless Hunting Rifle is a faster, harder hitting Hunting Rifle

Raven .45 is an upgraded .45, pain in the ass to get

There's a Special Combat Shotgun as well

There are two Special Sniper Rifles, the Reservist Rifle and the Victory Rifle...can't remember, but one causes knockdown on crits, the other does more damage on crits

Pulse Grenades work wonders for bots...

Baelog
02-12-2009, 08:32 PM
I liked that alien laser pistol. I forgot the name.

There are actually 2, one you find at the crashed alien saucer, the other you find random when another saucer explodes over your head.

The 2nd one is the Firestorm, forgot the first ones name

Stanley Burrell
02-12-2009, 08:34 PM
FIND CRACK/COCAINE, DOGMEAT.

Back
02-12-2009, 08:44 PM
There are actually 2, one you find at the crashed alien saucer, the other you find random when another saucer explodes over your head.

The 2nd one is the Firestorm, forgot the first ones name

Firelance.

And I missed the whole sequence. :( I was hiding near the Nuke Cola factory and everything started blowing up. When I went down to search the damage I found the Firelance and all the Alien Cells.

Back
02-12-2009, 09:06 PM
FIND CRACK/COCAINE, DOGMEAT.

rofl. I’d rep that if I could.

Baelog
02-12-2009, 09:34 PM
Firelance.

And I missed the whole sequence. :( I was hiding near the Nuke Cola factory and everything started blowing up. When I went down to search the damage I found the Firelance and all the Alien Cells.

Yeah! The Firelance. Damn it's been a while...reading this thread makes me wanna jump on and MIRV some muties for shits and grins...

Nuka Cola - Like Coca-Cola, but with radioactive isotopes!

Jet and Psycho, the Meth and PCP of the future

Warriorbird
02-12-2009, 10:23 PM
I like Nuka grenades.

Ignot
02-13-2009, 12:58 AM
I had to pick this game back up since you guys have been talking about it. Still fun but I had to stop bringing the goons with me, it's to easy at end game. Just wandering the waste land, I still need to collect stupid Nuka Cola Quantum. BTW who do you guys use as your goons? My evil guy uses Charon and Jericho and my good guy uses Fawkes and Charon.

Baelog
02-13-2009, 02:04 AM
Nah, I roll solo, regardless of alignment or how broken Fawkes is

Stanley Burrell
02-13-2009, 02:23 AM
DOGMEAT USE A LASER WEAPON:

http://everdraed.net/fallout3/pup/JPEG/shhhthisisajoke.gif

Warriorbird
02-13-2009, 02:23 AM
Just me and my dog... unless I pick up Sergeant RL-3.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time
02-13-2009, 06:16 AM
I have an odd fascination with my new sword (Vampire's Edge). No idea why I like it as much as I do, but I find myself having rather obscene accuracy with it (when I aim to leg something, the leg generally goes flying, etc).

Stealth + Melee + unorthodox perk set (Lady Killer, Nerd Rage as pseudo-berserk, etc) = awesomesocks.

Jingwei's Shock Sword is freaking awesome aswell for vamp killing (as it turns junk to dust on heavy crits).

Fallen
02-13-2009, 07:26 AM
I had to pick this game back up since you guys have been talking about it. Still fun but I had to stop bringing the goons with me, it's to easy at end game. Just wandering the waste land, I still need to collect stupid Nuka Cola Quantum. BTW who do you guys use as your goons? My evil guy uses Charon and Jericho and my good guy uses Fawkes and Charon.

Next playthrough I am not going to bother with them. Waste of time, Dogmeat and the other people.

The Ponzzz
02-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Hahaha. I just did the Tenpenny Tower quest. I didn't want to harm the ghouls, so I actually took the task from Roy, and not the security guy and let the ghouls fucking own the people of the tower.

Place looks like a dump now, and i have a mask that makes me ghoul-proof if I keep my distance. Hahaha. Hilarious. I was at Very Good on the Karma chain and now I'm sitting at Neutral. Made about 3k in caps though.

Back
02-14-2009, 10:24 PM
So I was doing Wasteland Guide and other coinciding quests before doing the main and managed to jump like 3-4 of the main quests just by talking to Dr. Li in Rivet City. I’m not sure I’m crazy about missing so much content.

I like having high speech for extra content but not so much when it skips content.

I know now to save before I get a speech bonus dialogue.

The Ponzzz
02-14-2009, 10:26 PM
Yeah, I heard you can miss a ton of things if you talk with key people, so I try to avoid to talk to people that look important.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time
02-15-2009, 01:51 PM
You can skip an obscene amount of the main quest by going to a specific doctor's (not Li) location the second you step out of 101. It's kind of sad that they left so many holes up for abuse like that, but I guess they figured people wouldn't just stumble on them.

The Ponzzz
02-15-2009, 04:15 PM
But it is possible. The company should know that people will not always do the main quest first and stray from it. Once on the last chapter of the Survival Guide or looking for Vera for Those! and you have a good chance to fubar it all up. The only thing you really lose out on is some caps and karma though. You can revisit the areas for loot.

Back
02-15-2009, 06:25 PM
But it is possible. The company should know that people will not always do the main quest first and stray from it. Once on the last chapter of the Survival Guide or looking for Vera for Those! and you have a good chance to fubar it all up. The only thing you really lose out on is some caps and karma though. You can revisit the areas for loot.

True. I did the main quest up to the one after Galaxy Radio then restarted to optimize the char build. I haven’t done it yet but plan on finding the GNR building and seeing if that will lead on to the Washington Monument.

Skipped quests means skipped exp, skill books and loot. And obviously story line. I suppose you could say that whatever path you take from start to finish is just one version of the events in that world and makes it replayable.

Maybe the game designers intended speech to speed up the game for people who want to say “I BEAT FOIII IN SIX HOURZ!!”.

Back
02-15-2009, 06:31 PM
On another tangent... if anyone experiences odd game play on the PS3 I have a couple of solutions.

If your frame rate starts getting choppy and loading times increase... reboot the PS3.

If you start experiencing “jumps”, instances where you all of a sudden appear somewhere close to where you were, odd physics where all the trash starts flying around, or robots sliding around the floor in pieces shooting at you... save to a fresh save.

Although I am tempted to try the game on one save in its entirety just to see how fucked up things get. rofl.

Baelog
02-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Next playthrough I am not going to bother with them. Waste of time, Dogmeat and the other people.

I don't consider Dogmeat a waste of time. His scavenging abilities are quite useful...especially when the UFO explodes overhead in a rocky area, and you don't want to spend the better part of 2 hours searching for every last alien cell and the Firelance...or when bodies you want to loot become so stacked up that it's a pain in the ass to target each one specifically.

As far as the main quest goes...don't talk to Dr. Li before you find GNR. First off, GNR is a pain in the ass to find alone, not to mention deal with all of the muties...and then, there's no Brotherhood Knight body with the Fatman to launch at the Behemoth if The Lyons Pride isn't with you

Skeeter
02-15-2009, 09:16 PM
I'm on my second playthrough and I've still yet to find dogmeat.

Warriorbird
02-15-2009, 09:59 PM
He's in one specific somewhat hard to stumble over place. There are typically dogs in them.

Chandra
02-15-2009, 10:12 PM
I just started playing this last week. I can feel my life slowly drifting away as each day passes. I'm ok with that.

Warriorbird
02-15-2009, 10:18 PM
I had a good time with it. I need to get the PC version (or the 360 version) so I can get the downloadable content.

Drakefang
02-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Has anyone else had trouble continuing to level at any point? I didn't hit the cap, but only was like a 1/3 of the way through the game before he took it back to school. He beat it while here over Christmas, but capped at like level 20 with a good 1/4 of the game left to finish or so. He'd been playing it on the hard or hardest level, so was racking in the XP.

The Ponzzz
02-15-2009, 11:37 PM
There is a level cap of 20 in the game currently, so you can't go any higher than that. There is an expanion due in April to raise it to 30.

The Ponzzz
02-16-2009, 01:32 AM
Wooo, just found Dogmeat! I swear he wasn't there the first time I went through the area, but he was in the Scrapyard for me. I fast travelled there as I just turned 14 and chose the regulators perk and want to head to the HQ. And there he was, schooling some raiders.

Seeing this is my first "companion" is there anything I should know? Do I heal them? Is it wise to leave him at Vault 101 (that's where he wants to go if it's too dangerous)? He seems pretty powerful against unarmored things.

Baelog
02-16-2009, 03:05 AM
Any companion can permanently die if they suffer too much damage unfortunately...so yes, you should Stimpack Dogmeat if you see his health dropping too low. I usually only use him for a scavenging tool, since he technically is the weakest companion in terms of health and damage resistance.

Back
02-19-2009, 09:17 PM
Head of State is an awesome quest line.

Also, back to the fast learner perk nonsense. If you just sleep you will get well rested and gain 10% exp. No sense in taking that perk.

Fallen
02-19-2009, 10:00 PM
Head of State is an awesome quest line.

Also, back to the fast learner perk nonsense. If you just sleep you will get well rested and gain 10% exp. No sense in taking that perk.

You can train in it 3 times for a total of +30% EXP. Then you sleep in your bed for a nice +40%. I didn't know the game could cap so I maxed it out. I was quite pissed when I reached level 20 and didn't see any post-cap development. :(

This time around I didn't even pick up Child at Heart. Not worth it. My explosives expert does about 700 damage with a bottle cap mine. I haven't made a nuka-grenade yet as I am saving all of the ones I find for the nuka-cola challenge. I also picked up the Pyromaniac perk for a nice 50% damage mod on all fire weapons, which are already the best class of semi-close and melee weapons in the game. I'm going to bump the game difficulty up to Very Hard soon. I've been playing on hard and its still a breeze.

Such a fun, fun game.

Back
02-19-2009, 10:35 PM
Such a fun, fun game.

it really is. I’m having no luck on the bobbleheads though. :(

If you max your int you get 23 points to spend per level. I’m already halfway to cap and have only been getting 21 per since level 5.

Androidpk
02-19-2009, 10:42 PM
The next DLC is going to raise the level cap to 30.

The Ponzzz
02-19-2009, 10:52 PM
Yeah, the game is fun as shit. Lot of replay value with different builds, but not a whole lot of quest content like Oblivion. I looked at the wiki page the other night to look up info on an item and noticed I've done about 90% of the side quests already (not the unmarked quests). That makes me sort of sad.

Also, I learned the long way that if you're going to tell Dogmeat to go to vault 101 to wait, to fast travel there and tell him right at the vault, as opposed to the middle of no where where there is a lot of shit that can fuck him up. About 20 minutes after I told him to go to vault 101, I got the message he died, randomly. Luckily I hadn't done a lot.

Stanley Burrell
02-19-2009, 10:56 PM
So I had a "Unreadable Disc Error" on my 360 Arcade and got tired of jump starting it with a little rectangular cut-out I made from a 5 Star notebook cover.

Then I sent it in for $120 repairs at the Microsoft sweatshop for their timely 6-8 weeks service repair.

Then I think I'm going to go sit in the corner, right now, and cry a little.

The Ponzzz
02-19-2009, 10:59 PM
Man, don't tell me about all these Xbox nightmares. I discovered recently that MS has no record of my warranty on files (we did the 1 year through MS after we bought it on the web). My dad's 360 RROD 3 times now, he got a replacement each time, but still... That shit just ain't cool.

Stanley Burrell
02-19-2009, 11:01 PM
Man, don't tell me about all these Xbox nightmares. I discovered recently that MS has no record of my warranty on files (we did the 1 year through MS after we bought it on the web). My dad's 360 RROD 3 times now, he got a replacement each time, but still... That shit just ain't cool.

I put Fallout 3 in my regular Xbox yesterday.

Fallen
02-20-2009, 01:28 AM
Yeah, the game is fun as shit. Lot of replay value with different builds, but not a whole lot of quest content like Oblivion. I looked at the wiki page the other night to look up info on an item and noticed I've done about 90% of the side quests already (not the unmarked quests). That makes me sort of sad.

Also, I learned the long way that if you're going to tell Dogmeat to go to vault 101 to wait, to fast travel there and tell him right at the vault, as opposed to the middle of no where where there is a lot of shit that can fuck him up. About 20 minutes after I told him to go to vault 101, I got the message he died, randomly. Luckily I hadn't done a lot.

If you tell him to wait in your house in megaton he will stay there. Anywhere else and after a few days he will just go to Vault 101 on his own.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 02:24 AM
I hear there are bugs with leaving in your house. Anyone experience anything crazy?

Warriorbird
02-20-2009, 02:50 AM
I lost a Fatman and 8 mini nukes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khyZI3RK2lE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)

Fallen
02-20-2009, 07:34 AM
Oh wow, that sucks. I just put my fatman in storage. I do more damage with bottle cap mines than I do mini nukes. Eh, you can always buy another one in rivet city.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 07:51 AM
I find missle launchers, mini guns and fatmans on raiders and mutants pretty often. I have a repair skill of 80, so I have a real nice one in my locker. But the time it takes to reload that bitch and aim safely, I would have killed everything with a frag mine and a lead pipe.

Fallen
02-20-2009, 08:09 AM
I find missle launchers, mini guns and fatmans on raiders and mutants pretty often. I have a repair skill of 80, so I have a real nice one in my locker. But the time it takes to reload that bitch and aim safely, I would have killed everything with a frag mine and a lead pipe.

You find Fatmans on raiders? Jesus. Where?

Best close contact weapon in the game is the flamer. It disables as it kills, and causes them to semi-stun lock. Even on crap like Death-claws and Yao Guai. You get the 50% fire damage perk and insanity ensues.

Fatmans are only useful against Behemoth mutants anyway.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 08:28 AM
I got the dart gun for death claws. AIM legs and BAM BAM BAM!

But yeah man, I came out of one of the metro stations and there were a group of raiders directly behind me as I came up the stairs. I heard what sounded like a bomb and suddenly my whole body was crippled and I was just about dead. It was a dumb bitch ass raider with a fatman.

Fallen
02-20-2009, 08:45 AM
I got the dart gun for death claws. AIM legs and BAM BAM BAM!

But yeah man, I came out of one of the metro stations and there were a group of raiders directly behind me as I came up the stairs. I heard what sounded like a bomb and suddenly my whole body was crippled and I was just about dead. It was a dumb bitch ass raider with a fatman.

That's some serious raiding they're engaging in. Nice. I STILL haven't found the fucking schematics for the Dart Gun. I have everything but, I think. Level 2 Shiskebob, I could get to level 2 on the rock-it-launcher, but that thing sucks. WHY didn't they allow it to launch grenades? That would have been tits.

Just need level 2 on Bottle Cap mine, and I will have level 2 for Nuka-cola grenades once I find 8 more nuka-colas and I will be a grenading/mining machine.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 09:12 AM
Tenpenny Tower sells it. I killed everyone and stole the keys to their boxes, and got it for free by letting the ghouls eat their faces.

Fallen
02-20-2009, 09:15 AM
Tenpenny Tower sells it. I killed everyone and stole the keys to their boxes, and got it for free by letting the ghouls eat their faces.

The Ghouls LIED to me last time I played through the game. I busted my ASS to broker peace and they came in and killed everyone. Every single one of those bastards are going to die. Fucking liars.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 09:19 AM
Hahaha, I jusrt sided with them. Tenpenny was too uptight! The ghoul mask is an awesome item for helping them.

Fallen
02-20-2009, 09:22 AM
Hahaha, I jusrt sided with them. Tenpenny was too uptight! The ghoul mask is an awesome item for helping them.

The game is just too easy to bother with avoiding any mobs. Especially ferals. They die in what? 1-2 shotgun blasts tops? There should have been FAR less stimpacks available. Food, beyond stuff that gives you damage or resistance mods, is absolutely pointless. You never have to eat it because if you scavange thoroughly you will have atleast 50+ stims on you at all times. Hopefully the next fallout will have higher level difficulties effect the amount of loot in boxes. Hell, I wouldn't even mind the highest level of difficulty causing ammo and health items to have weight. Then the melee weapons would actually serve a purpose.

It is a fun game, but the balance is just wacky sometimes.

Ignot
02-20-2009, 04:05 PM
I'm bored with this game again.

Androidpk
02-20-2009, 04:50 PM
Man, don't tell me about all these Xbox nightmares. I discovered recently that MS has no record of my warranty on files (we did the 1 year through MS after we bought it on the web). My dad's 360 RROD 3 times now, he got a replacement each time, but still... That shit just ain't cool.


What kind of 360 did your dad have? A friend of mine had 2 systems die and he bitched and complained and they actually sent him one of the black elite systems.

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 04:52 PM
The first one was thr system we waited in line at Best Buy for when they first came out. My dad called me and asked if I'd wait with him. The 2nd and 3rd were Elites.

Back
02-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Man, any game that makes me jump is awesome.

Sneaking around in the dark and hearing “whoosh whoosh whoosh BLARGH!” then turning around to see a “28 Days” modeled Feral Ghoul about to take a swipe...

The Ponzzz
02-20-2009, 10:31 PM
Yeah, found the unarmed and stealth bobbleheads tonight, and did the Jamie saga in the Dunwich Building and found the melee bobblehead. Fun stuff!

Fallen
02-21-2009, 03:18 AM
I bumped the game up to Very Hard. MUCH better. You actually have to think about how you are going to attack creatures instead of just shooting it until it is dead.

Skeeter
02-21-2009, 08:49 AM
I can't believe how much extra content I missed the first time through. Somehow I skipped underworld completely.

Xcalibur
02-28-2009, 09:52 AM
I play like Fallen. In fact, I started playing fallout 3 at very hard the first I played. Man, it's so fun being destroyed by raiders and so on.

I find the game too easy otherwise. There's never much mass attacks so whenever you get a NPC and you aren't on the main quest, it's quite hard to get killed.

I wish all the rumors about DLC coming to ps3's fallout are true. I want at least the last one, to become level 30 and those almost endless possibilities!!

Fallen
02-28-2009, 11:22 AM
The game is back to easy mode again, even on very hard. I have 100 in Energy weapons and pretty much everything dies with a few shots of Harkness's plasma weapon.

Ways to make the game harder - Vault Survivor Mode

1. Have all Aid items have weight. .5 pounds per item

2. Have all limb wounds NOT be healed by sleeping or stimpacks, but only by seeing a doctor or using your kit at home.

3. Have Stimpacks able to be used only once every X seconds of Live action play, time requirements determined by Medicine skill.

4. Increase damage of Melee attacks done by enemies.

5. Have level ranges for experience. After a certain point small monsters only give +1 experience, then middling monsters only give +5 experience, then on the last level anything but the hardest monsters give +10 experience. Apply same standard to all lock and hack skillchecks.

6. All radiation should be tripled when under 50 rads per second.
Anyone else think of any good ones? Maybe I will even write their feedback. I bet for the PC there are mods out which make the game harder.

Warriorbird
02-28-2009, 12:02 PM
There's a bunch of slick mods out for the PC. Wish you could do that for the consoles.

The Ponzzz
02-28-2009, 01:29 PM
Make it interesting then and force yourself not to use certain weapons.

Last night, I fought a giant behemoth mutant with only a dart gun. It was fun!

Warriorbird
02-28-2009, 01:47 PM
Oh, I have. Headed towards Killzone 2 now though.

The Ponzzz
03-24-2009, 02:49 AM
The Pitt should be out at 5-6am EDT today. w00t!

Skeeter
03-24-2009, 08:11 AM
I hate PS3 for not having DL material

Warriorbird
03-24-2009, 12:23 PM
Me too. Sony just made a real dumb decision by charging publishers more too. Still don't have to pay for 'PS3 live' however.

Back
03-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Actually wouldn’t that more Bethesda’s fault than Sony’s?

I’m still loving this game though. I went and got the power armor in the fort, learned how to use it, and ended up sticking with the ranger armor. I’d rather have the skill boosts than the extra protection. Rarely do I ever get close to dying. Ranger armor, shady hat and ghoul mask FTW.

Warriorbird
03-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Sony had a chance...they just didn't want to pay Bethesda.

The Ponzzz
03-24-2009, 04:01 PM
Yeah, the reason you're not seeing DLC for the PS3 is because the companies require large fees, sort of like licensing, and then make a small percent of each sale. Because PS3's Network is free, Sony isn't making bank on it, and therefore, forfeit DLC for the greater good. This is the issue with "free."

Also, The Pitt still hasn't hit Live yet. Apparently Bethesda had reports of games freezing and loss of save content upon loading of the DLC. So it is down for now. /sadface.

Back
07-08-2010, 04:58 PM
After playing RDR and admiring the look/feel of the game play I popped in Fallout 3 for nostalgia and got hooked again. There is so much of the game world I never explored that I have spent many more entertaining hours doing. Hands down this is my favorite game evar.

Anyone have any opinions on the 5 expansions?

I will be pre ordering Fallout: New Vegas. Most likely from Walmart for the Caravan Pack.

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/705270/fallout-new-vegas-preorder-bonus-packs-detailed.html


GameStop -- The Classic Pack:
Armored Vault 13 Suit - Extensively patched up and dotted with piecemeal armor, this outfit is a homage to the classic ending of the original Fallout.

Vault 13 Canteen - This handy device is useful for staving off dehydration and providing a small amount of healing in the Mojave Wasteland.

Weathered 10mm Pistol - A well-worn 10mm pistol that packs an extra punch despite its modest size.

5 Stimpaks - Food and water are good for long-term healing, but when the fighting is fierce, Stimpaks help keep Wastelanders upright.

Amazon -- The Tribal Pack:
Tribal Raiding Armor - Pieced together from scraps of armor, this outfit provides protection without impacting mobility.

Broad Machete - This heavy-bladed melee weapon does high damage against limbs and can quickly deal out a flurry of attacks.

5 Bleak Venom doses - Useful on any Melee Weapon, Bleak Venom makes short of work of most living targets.

10 Throwing Spears - If you would like to silently pin an enemy's head to a wall, Throwing Spears are the way to do it.

Steam and Walmart -- The Caravan Pack:
Lightweight Leather Armor - This hand-modified suit of leather armor reduces its overall weight without impacting its ability to protect.

Sturdy Caravan Shotgun - Despite its rough appearance, this Caravan Shotgun will reliably fire 20 gauge shells until the Brahmin come home.

4 Repair Kits - Useful for repairing any outfit or weapon, Repair Kits are a valuable tool for any caravaner.

Binoculars – The Mojave Wasteland is a dangerous place, but with these trusty Binoculars you’ll be able to spot trouble coming.

Best Buy -- The Mercenary Pack:
Lightweight Metal Armor - Modified for long-range travel, this Metal Armor sacrifices some protection for mobility and overall weight.

Mercenary’s Grenade Rifle - Though similar to other 40mm Grenade Rifles in the Mojave Wasteland, this model has a faster reload cycle.

3 Super Stimpaks - When you absolutely, positively, need to keep your blood inside your body, Super Stimpaks fix you up in no time.

3 Doctors Bags - Mercenaries and broken limbs go together like Iguana-on-a-Stick and Nuka Cola. Thankfully, these Doctors Bags take a bit of sting out of the inevitable crushed skull.

Celephais
07-08-2010, 05:06 PM
Why not order it from steam if you just care about the pack? Seems kind of a no brainer. (har har)

Back
07-08-2010, 07:42 PM
Why not order it from steam if you just care about the pack? Seems kind of a no brainer. (har har)

Because I want it for PS3, genius. Thanks for the unsolicited advice. :)

Stanley Burrell
07-08-2010, 08:39 PM
Do any of you have the non-DL'able Mothership Zeta expansion disk for the 360? It is $40 cheaper to buy the Game of the Year Edition, with that expansion already built in, than it is to solely buy the FE:3 MZ add-on.

Do not make me stack a thousand bottle cap mines and tell Dogmeat to sit on them and make Chinese food with the Fat Man.

Thank you.

Back
07-11-2010, 06:53 PM
Do any of you have the non-DL'able Mothership Zeta expansion disk for the 360? It is $40 cheaper to buy the Game of the Year Edition, with that expansion already built in, than it is to solely buy the FE:3 MZ add-on.

Do not make me stack a thousand bottle cap mines and tell Dogmeat to sit on them and make Chinese food with the Fat Man.

Thank you.

Mothership Zeta is not available on any disc other than the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition. Can you not download it for $9.99?

Stanley Burrell
07-11-2010, 08:57 PM
Mothership Zeta is not available on any disc other than the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition. Can you not download it for $9.99?

Nah, I don't have Live capability without going to work on the walls -- And that wireless receiver is too expensive for something that will likely not always be receiving a signal, even if it's fairly close to the main router.

I don't know, obviously Bethesda is going to release FO:NV and then subsequent expansions. I just really, really hope that it doesn't begin where Mothership Zeta left off as a DLC only non-disc add-on. I'll be fucking pissed because at that point I will drill through the walls.

Back
07-14-2010, 10:42 AM
Dropped $10 on the Broken Steel addon. It raises the level cap to 30, lets you complete the final mission of the original game then carry on with new missions, adds new creatures, weapons, Perks and stuff. Well worth it in my opinion.

With New Vegas coming out in October I doubt I will buy any of the other Fallout 3 addons... I’ve put tons of hours into this game and have only explored about a third of the total map, if that.

Gsgeek
07-15-2010, 04:46 PM
Yeah, I got the combo pack that had broken steel and point lookout. Great add on pack. There was another , but the reviews on it werent nearly as good as these 2, so for now I've skipped them.

Warriorbird
07-15-2010, 06:01 PM
I actually sort of liked Operation Anchorage. The Pitt was all right when it didn't crash, which was often.

Celephais
07-16-2010, 12:09 AM
Because I want it for PS3, genius. Thanks for the unsolicited advice. :)

Just noticed this ... you seem like the type who would be all down w/ hating on Walmart, and reducing useless packaging waste, hence the unsolicited advice. Sucks about playing it on the PS3, I know some people prefer it, and more power to them, but a FPS(ish) game like Fallout 3 is so much better on the PC (if you've got the setup for it).

Back
07-16-2010, 12:38 AM
Just noticed this ... you seem like the type who would be all down w/ hating on Walmart, and reducing useless packaging waste, hence the unsolicited advice.

Bullshit, you were being a dickhead as usual.


Sucks about playing it on the PS3, I know some people prefer it, and more power to them, but a FPS(ish) game like Fallout 3 is so much better on the PC (if you've got the setup for it).

Well I guess we can’t all be as super cool as you with your gaming rig built from chinese slave labor camps and waste dumps so toxic the next generation will have three arms thus increasing productivity and driving down wages even further so their babies die you baby murdering douche bag!

Celephais
07-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Bullshit, you were being a dickhead as usual.
I'm usually a bit more clever when I'm being a dickhead. I just didn't even consider that steam wasn't a possibility.


Well I guess we can’t all be as super cool as you with your gaming rig built from chinese slave labor camps and waste dumps so toxic the next generation will have three arms thus increasing productivity and driving down wages even further so their babies die you baby murdering douche bag!

My rig is pretty outdated, but I do enjoy enslaving Chinese children... maybe it's time to upgrade. Fallout 3 isn't that demanding, general consensus is that FPSs are better with a mouse and keyboard, if you enjoy it more with a controller, that's fine, it's a game, meant to be enjoyed however you see fit. One of my housemates plays on the 360, not by choice (his desktop shit the bed and he doesn't care to fix it), and I've watched him play and the difficulties due to limited control were very apparent, that and the load times... ouch!