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I just got Fallout 3

DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Social Entropy++
Fallout 3
My awesome wife bought us a ps3 for my birthday. My birthday is not for another 9 days, but dudes are coming to calibrate our TV this week, so we wanted to get it. Anyway, she also bought me Fallout 3.

I feel like I could benefit from some advice, and discussing games is always fun with you dudes.

Man, this is a kickass game. I got a taste of it when I visited my brother last year, but I never made it out of the Vault. Holy crap, this game is ginormous. I've probably played it for 10 hours or so, my guy is level 5. So much to do! Quest after quest show up!

I really love the look and feel, the aesthetics of the universe in here. The whole 50s Sci-Fi Space Age thing is really great, and the parts that make you feel like you are playing one of those drive-in only B-movies (attack of the fire breathing giant ants!) are wonderful.

I'm playing as a good guy, who does some stuff for free if the person is poor and charges some caps some times. He's a vaguely Asian Clark Gable type with orange hair.

New Vegas
Klash wrote: »
I got bored and thought I'd compile all the New Vegas videos I know of, into a list:

Fallout: New Vegas Teaser Trailer
Fallout: New Vegas Trailer - E3 2010
IGN - Fallout: New Vegas Preview
IGN - Fallout: New Vegas - Developer Interview
Fallout: New Vegas Demo - IGN Live E3 2010
Gametrailers - E3 2010: Developer Walkthrough Part I
Gametrailers - E3 2010: Developer Walkthrough Part II
G4TV E3 2010 Live: Fallout: New Vegas Demo

The gametrailer stuff posted earlier/here basically covers everything the other stuff does. But who doesn't want to hear the golden words of Chris Avellone and Josh Sawyer repeated endlessly?

I'll never get tired of hearing about grenade launching machine guns and being shot in the head and left for dead.

Edit: How do I make the videos just links, instead of full sized videos?

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  • Platypus BeirutPlatypus Beirut Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fawkes was my first companion. I had to look up where I could find Dogmeat.

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I got Broken Steel, reached the new level cap, and finished the story. I have quite a few quests left to do, but once you reach the level cap the game gets stunningly boring.

    I loved the process of getting there, though.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I got the game of the year edition, which has a bunch of the DLC included. Maybe all of it, I am not sure.

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I managed to skip the GOAT.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I got the game of the year edition, which has a bunch of the DLC included. Maybe all of it, I am not sure.

    It does.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    I got the game of the year edition, which has a bunch of the DLC included. Maybe all of it, I am not sure.

    It does.

    Sweet.

    Also, thanks for the tips about caps, guys. I will focus a little more on repair.

    I'm torn about restarting, because I found out about these bobble head dolls, which boost your stats or something, and I missed the first one, which is somewhere in the Vault according to a FAQ.

    I wish I didn't have to go to work now, I want to play some more.

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • Platypus BeirutPlatypus Beirut Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You'll visit Vault 101 again in due time, don't worry.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the only companion I had was the murder happy dude jericho from megaton

    about 30 seconds into our partnership I killed him

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You missed the Vault bobblehead?

    how

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    everyone i know did their first time through

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    I got the game of the year edition, which has a bunch of the DLC included. Maybe all of it, I am not sure.

    It does.

    Sweet.

    Also, thanks for the tips about caps, guys. I will focus a little more on repair.

    I'm torn about restarting, because I found out about these bobble head dolls, which boost your stats or something, and I missed the first one, which is somewhere in the Vault according to a FAQ.

    I wish I didn't have to go to work now, I want to play some more.
    You'll visit Vault 101 again in due time, don't worry.



    Sweet

    also, what are you guys talking about partners and followers and a dog?

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY INVEST IN ALL THE MERCHANTS


    DO IT NOW


    DOWNLOAD THE MOD THAT MAKES THEM ESSENTIAL CHARACTERS EVEN

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I played the hell out of Fallout 3 when it came out. 60 or more hours. I loaned it to a friend and dropped by one night. He was just heading into DC for the first time, a place I knew pretty well when a woman ran up to him screaming "I HAVE A BOMB I HAVE A BOMB ON ME OH GOD HEEELLLPPPPP." We both just blinked for a second. She blew up.

    Had no idea that was in there. I've replayed it and been to that exact spot a few times but she's never reappeared. That is why Final Fantasy XIII being so linear made me a grumpy man.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    everyone i know did their first time through

    How

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    just spent the last 2 days playing this on my friends laptop

    point lookout and the pitt are crazy hard compared to the other dlc

    partners: you can get npcs to follow you around, like Dogmeat, mercenaries, etc

    full list at this site

  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    because if you're playing it for the first time you dont typically notice things around you very easily?

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    however my greatest achievement was managing to kill fawkes

  • Platypus BeirutPlatypus Beirut Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I hate how he becomes invincible because of a bug in Broken Steel. I know he wouldn't go down even without this bug, but it just doesn't feel right anymore using him.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I stopped using Fawkes because he made the game too easy.

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    everyone i know did their first time through

    How

    I did, too.

    I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for them early on in my first playthrough.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Plus 101 (and all the vaults) really are designed like a big fucking maze

    it's rather simple to miss a small novelty item sitting on a desk if you're not actively searching for it.

    I mean, I found it quite simply, but that's just me

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I assumed everyone searched every corner of every room compulsively for fear of missing anything.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    plus the only time you really got a chance to do that amata is all you gotta get out of here and you're like ohhh shit gotta get outta here

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You really only start doing that when you find out that there is actual shit to miss

    which, if fallout 3 was your first of the series, is a very distinct possibility.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think I put about 300 hours into F3

    which is a shame, because there's nothing new to experience now D:

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I had never played another Fallout game.

    But that is years of rpg conditioning at work.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I played the hell out of Fallout 3 when it came out. 60 or more hours. I loaned it to a friend and dropped by one night. He was just heading into DC for the first time, a place I knew pretty well when a woman ran up to him screaming "I HAVE A BOMB I HAVE A BOMB ON ME OH GOD HEEELLLPPPPP." We both just blinked for a second. She blew up.

    Had no idea that was in there. I've replayed it and been to that exact spot a few times but she's never reappeared. That is why Final Fantasy XIII being so linear made me a grumpy man.

    She had the bomb planted on her by raiders or maybe slavers

    That's either a sidequest where you disarm it with your repair/explosives skill and she leads you to the raiders OR it's the introduction to paradise falls, though I think it's the former since PF is introduced via slave cherrins

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    ive sunk about 300 hours into the game (combined PC and 360 playtime)

    still havent found everything

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I probably missed one or two things, but I don't think I could handle a fifth 70++ hour playthrough

    Especially since I just started the DA:O expansion with an orlesian warden and now it freezes whenever I get to a certain spot. :l

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  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Javen wrote: »
    Maxing out repair is the best way to save yourself a lot of caps while also letting you do decent damage, especially in the early game. Also figure out what weapon you want to specialize in early.

    As far as making caps, I've found your best bet is to find as many "everytime you bring me X item I'll give you Y caps" repeatable quests. There's a ghoul that wants sugar bombs, several people that will take any nuka cola quantums off your hands, blood bags, et cetera.

    In fact, I don't think I've bought anything from a merchant ever, aside from stimpaks when I was running low once because I never level up endurance till the later levels. You can become pretty fucking rich while still having very quality equipment just by scavenging on the wasteland

    no, the best way to get caps early is to farm weapons off raiders (other enemies later)

    get repair up to one hundred fast, then sell perfect pistols and rifles and armors for hundreds of caps

    There are very few merchants out there that carry more than a few hundred caps at a time. This will only lead to many wasted caps.

    It also takes merchants awhile to recover their funds. Sell too often and you're just going to run out of buyers.
    Yeah, I don't think you were doing it right, Javen.

    This man speaks truth. Maxing repair is the best way to make money.

    Also to do damage.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The most profitable playthrough is maxing small arms, lockpicking, and repair

    Sometimes I trade out lockpicking for something else and console open all the locked things though

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  • HalokonHalokon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I assumed everyone searched every corner of every room compulsively for fear of missing anything.

    Yeah, I was the same. My friend has like no bobbleheads... I understand once you get out of the vault it's entirely possible to miss all of them if you just do your own thing, but still. Maybe it was a carry over from being young kids playing Fallout 1 and 2, where haphazard exploration was a sure-fire way to get ravaged.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It's impossible to get every bobblehead unless you get the medicine one in the beginning, anyway

    But really who wouldn't meticulously search for every last one?

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  • HalokonHalokon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Fandyien wrote: »
    It's impossible to get every bobblehead unless you get the medicine one in the beginning, anyway

    But really who wouldn't meticulously search for every last one?

    You get a second chance do you not when
    Spoiler:

    Had a quick look on the Fallout 3 wiki, and yes indeed, you get a second chance for that mission alone. Wiki Link

  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I stopped using Fawkes because he made the game too easy.

    I love Fawkes. I let him kill stuff while I look at things and then I assure him that yes, I was being mindful.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Halokon wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    It's impossible to get every bobblehead unless you get the medicine one in the beginning, anyway

    But really who wouldn't meticulously search for every last one?

    You get a second chance do you not when
    Spoiler:
    .

    yep

    thats when i got it

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fandyien wrote: »
    The most profitable playthrough is maxing small arms, lockpicking, and repair

    Sometimes I trade out lockpicking for something else and console open all the locked things though

    Science has more situational applications, but if you just substitute lockpicking in favor of science you're going to be left with many unopened ammo boxes and medical kits

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Halokon wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    It's impossible to get every bobblehead unless you get the medicine one in the beginning, anyway

    But really who wouldn't meticulously search for every last one?

    You get a second chance do you not when
    Spoiler:
    .

    I thought about that but I was pretty sure it's gone by then

    Though it's been awhile since my last playthrough

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    repair isnt as useful on the 360 version as it is on the pc with mods and being able to repair your own stuff

    lockpick and small arms own though

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    The most profitable playthrough is maxing small arms, lockpicking, and repair

    Sometimes I trade out lockpicking for something else and console open all the locked things though

    Science has more situational applications, but if you just substitute lockpicking in favor of science you're going to be left with many unopened ammo boxes and medical kits

    Yeah, like I said, I either take lockpicking every time or I cheat to open locked boxes because, frankly, they're fucking essential

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