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Penny Arcade - Comic - Intervention

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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Lifetime presents an original movie:
    Fallout: Addicted to Danger (and Jet)

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    Shadow of DeathShadow of Death Registered User regular
    I've pretty much not touched any drug in Fallout 4 so far, though maybe on a future playthrough I'll play a druggie, one that has those perks that extend the duration of them (and prevent addiction? I know there is one that prevents alcohol addiction anyway). Some of the combo drugs have interesting effects, like slowing down time (not as much as VATS, just 25%, still though).

    However, I've made an exception for Grape Mentats. Those boost your charisma by 5 and boosts your barter by 10% (so 10% greater sell price, and 10% lower cost). Great for buying the expensive stuff and getting the most out of your loot when you sell it.

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    briguybriguy Registered User regular
    I haven't even used drugs, yet, but I forgot where I sent the dog when I first started.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I'm waiting for level 22 to eliminate drug addiction. I already have the alcohol perk and have been wandering the wasteland drunk as fuuuuuck.

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    PsycoJet is the Light

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    metroidkillahmetroidkillah Local Bunman Free Country, USARegistered User regular
    Reminds me of dialogue one might find in Transmetropolitan. I love it.

    I'm not a nice guy, I just play one in real life.
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    OddfishOddfish On opposite weeks In odd numbered monthsRegistered User regular
    I'm glad my character in FO4 and Gabe's have something in common. We're both addicted to drugs and neither of us can find the god damn dog...

    It has become my main story. Scouring the entire map fucked up looking for my pet. I know I'm supposed to be saving the world from some evil scientists or something but, like, where's my dog? And how am I always out of JET? Maybe there's more in that military bunker over there...

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I'm a drug hoarder in Fallout. I save all my Jet, Psycko, Buffout, and whatever else for the "end game" and then I pop all the pills and shoot up all the drugs in the more challenging areas of the game. And since it's at the end, it doesn't matter if I get addicted or not because after I beat the game I'm done.

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    Finnish_LineFinnish_Line Registered User regular
    I've made an exception for Grape Mentats. Those boost your charisma by 5 and boosts your barter by 10% (so 10% greater sell price, and 10% lower cost). Great for buying the expensive stuff and getting the most out of your loot when you sell it.

    Haven't found (or made?) those yet, but I always get dressed up in a nice suit and my finest hat when I go to the shops.

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    LinktmLinktm Registered User regular
    Maybe I'm lucky or maybe Intelligence (my highest stat) somehow factors into addiction because I've yet to get addicted or become an alcoholic. I also planned on getting both of those perks, but I planned on playing a INT type character who is awful at combat instead of my usual Agility/Stealth/Ninja killing machine build I used in FO3. I figure I can offset my badness with a heavy usage of chemicals and weapon/armor modding.

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    SkwigelfSkwigelf Passed out in a cloud of farts and cigarette smoke.Registered User regular
    To find Dogmeat in Sanctuary, just search every backyard and demolish every dog house but one. Move that one dog house to your preferred location(mine is under the awning by the workshop).

    As for the other people, who knows? I know you can assign them to certain beds but, as for their wandering locations in town, I don't think you can assign them to houses or whatever. Kinda wish there was a mod that put a marker for them on my map.

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    SIXytSIXyt Esq STLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2015
    Jet it's been known for awhile is a methamphetamine made from Brahmin poop, does that mean that ultrajet is like Walter White blue crystal but with poop? Congrats to all you guys addicted to Brahmin poo

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    SasaraiSasarai Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    I build a doghouse in front of the main house in Sanctuary, (he doesn't seem to utilize any others) and I tell everyone else to go their original homes. It's easier to go to Piper's office, than find her sitting in some abandoned house in wherever.

    Why there aren't markers, the world will never know. Actually the first place Garvey sends you is pretty small. I may send everyone there.

    On drugs; I only used drugs in the Fallout 2 and I didn't really like it so I didn't again. My DARE training is strong... until now. Right now I'm part of a group of responsible Psycho Jet users. I wish I could give some to companions. Maybe the dog.

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Sasarai wrote: »
    Actually the first place Garvey sends you is pretty small. I may send everyone there.

    Hmm that's an interesting strategy that I hadn't considered before, just use one of the small settlements. I like the *idea* of Sanctuary but it's just such a pain to manage settlers. Thanks for the idea, I plan to try it out

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Sasarai wrote: »
    I build a doghouse in front of the main house in Sanctuary, (he doesn't seem to utilize any others) and I tell everyone else to go their original homes. It's easier to go to Piper's office, than find her sitting in some abandoned house in wherever.

    I send everyone to Sanctuary and just use the town bell I built in front of the main house.

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    SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Sasarai wrote: »
    I build a doghouse in front of the main house in Sanctuary, (he doesn't seem to utilize any others) and I tell everyone else to go their original homes. It's easier to go to Piper's office, than find her sitting in some abandoned house in wherever.

    I send everyone to Sanctuary and just use the town bell I built in front of the main house.

    They take so looooong to shuffle over to the bell, though. I send everybody to my Party Palace on top of the Red Rocket.

    Want to find me on a gaming service? I'm SwashbucklerXX everywhere.
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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Man, I haven't even used companions in the previous Fallout games and Skyrim if I can avoid it, and now assembling some kind of retinue and building shit for them to live in seems like it's the biggest new gameplay element in FO4 and I just couldn't care less about that stuff.

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    SIXyt wrote: »
    Jet it's been known for awhile is a methamphetamine made from Brahmin poop, does that mean that ultrajet is like Walter White blue crystal but with poop? Congrats to all you guys addicted to Brahmin poo

    It's good shit.

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    SIXytSIXyt Esq STLRegistered User regular
    SIXyt wrote: »
    Jet it's been known for awhile is a methamphetamine made from Brahmin poop, does that mean that ultrajet is like Walter White blue crystal but with poop? Congrats to all you guys addicted to Brahmin poo

    It's good shit.

    Ha I see what ya did there

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.

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    SasaraiSasarai Registered User regular
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.

    That's the best way to play RPG's.

    "No, Safer Sephiroth... I don't think I will waste my magalixir on you!"

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Guess I need to have played Fallout to understand this one.

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    tech_huntertech_hunter More SeattleRegistered User regular
    My vice in Fallout 4 is Psycho, I have the blood filter mod in my power armor. Reduces my chance of addiction to 50%

    Sig to mucho Grande!
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    Shadow of DeathShadow of Death Registered User regular
    I've made an exception for Grape Mentats. Those boost your charisma by 5 and boosts your barter by 10% (so 10% greater sell price, and 10% lower cost). Great for buying the expensive stuff and getting the most out of your loot when you sell it.

    Haven't found (or made?) those yet, but I always get dressed up in a nice suit and my finest hat when I go to the shops.
    Made. There are a few 'flavored' mentats you can make with the chemistry set. Grape, Berry, and Orange (possibly more, but I don't think so). They all have special effects. Similarly you can combine other drugs together to have similarly interesting effects.
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.
    This. In almost every RPG I end up with all sorts of restoratives and gear that I refuse to use/sell.

    Mind, I did end up selling some stimpacks with my current character because I had a ton of them and I needed the money to help offset the cost of some unique gear. I also sold about 1200 .38 ammo because I never use that either.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    Guess I need to have played Fallout to understand this one.

    In Fallout there's a variety of drugs that can be used to boost your stats. The main drawback is the more you use them the more likely you become addicted and taking a hit to your stats the longer you go without. Jet is one of the popular ones.

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    I've made an exception for Grape Mentats. Those boost your charisma by 5 and boosts your barter by 10% (so 10% greater sell price, and 10% lower cost). Great for buying the expensive stuff and getting the most out of your loot when you sell it.

    Haven't found (or made?) those yet, but I always get dressed up in a nice suit and my finest hat when I go to the shops.
    Made. There are a few 'flavored' mentats you can make with the chemistry set. Grape, Berry, and Orange (possibly more, but I don't think so). They all have special effects. Similarly you can combine other drugs together to have similarly interesting effects.
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.
    This. In almost every RPG I end up with all sorts of restoratives and gear that I refuse to use/sell.

    Mind, I did end up selling some stimpacks with my current character because I had a ton of them and I needed the money to help offset the cost of some unique gear. I also sold about 1200 .38 ammo because I never use that either.

    ammo and the drugs I never use are my two biggest sources of income in these games

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    Sasarai wrote: »
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.

    That's the best way to play RPG's.

    "No, Safer Sephiroth... I don't think I will waste my magalixir on you!"

    Every once in a while I imagine all my end game leftovers in a huge pile, stretching off into infinity, collapsing the medical industries of entire universes because WHY DID I HOARD ALL THIS STUFF?

    In Skyrim I created a literal pile of all my potions inside a portable tent, so I could go inside and wade through them every once in a while. I used Unrelenting Force in their and crashed the game so hard I had to delete the tent mod.

    I simply can't play those survival sandbox games because they make it too hard to hang onto every item I see that isn't fixed to the terrain. I eventually gave up on Ark because I realized at one point I was carrying around 60 of my own turds.

    Hevach on
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    Talyn RahlTalyn Rahl Registered User regular
    Brilliant comic, love the layout, love the punchline... Love it all.

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    DissentDissent Mr. Fancy Pants Flavour CountryRegistered User regular
    I like to wear Preston's minutemen hat while carrying a .50 Recon sniper. Then I go on drunken big game hunts to random areas while narrating the game like I'm the hunter guy from Jurassic Park.

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    ThanatosiaThanatosia Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    Guess I need to have played Fallout to understand this one.

    In Fallout there's a variety of drugs that can be used to boost your stats. The main drawback is the more you use them the more likely you become addicted and taking a hit to your stats the longer you go without. Jet is one of the popular ones.
    Jet isn't a stat boost, it slows the game time for everything but you to a crawl so you can kill everything while they move in super slow motion. It's really powerful and turns otherwise tough encounters into a cakewalk. It also has another effect on a game mechanic called VATS, but that's a lot harder to explain to someone who's never played a Bethesda Fallout.

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    TantrikaXTantrikaX Registered User new member
    Everyone is talking about the horrors of Chem addiction, and here I am with two levels in the Chem Resistant perk, levels into Chemist so my chems last longer, and basically using my endless flow of chems as permanent stat boosts.

    Just have to run with Curie or Dogmeat as a companion so they never judge me.

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    metroidkillahmetroidkillah Local Bunman Free Country, USARegistered User regular
    Thanatosia wrote: »
    Jet isn't a stat boost, it slows the game time for everything but you to a crawl so you can kill everything while they move in super slow motion.

    So it doesn't replenish/boost AP anymore? I rarely used drugs in FO3, but I recall Jet being fairly useful for that very reason. Though slo-mo also sounds useful.

    I'm not a nice guy, I just play one in real life.
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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Thanatosia wrote: »
    Jet isn't a stat boost, it slows the game time for everything but you to a crawl so you can kill everything while they move in super slow motion.

    So it doesn't replenish/boost AP anymore? I rarely used drugs in FO3, but I recall Jet being fairly useful for that very reason. Though slo-mo also sounds useful.

    Nope. VATS also just slows down time rather than stop it. So jet basically lets you do that for longer but not as slow.

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    An enemy who is slowed might just as well lie down and be dead. It won't be actually doing much anyway. It's a technicality.
    Bethesda's usual slow-effect slows everything in the world.

    Hevach wrote: »
    Sasarai wrote: »
    I almost never used drugs in Fallout games because I tend to have a pathological aversion to spending consumables.
    I might need this later!
    The end of the game comes around and I have like, ninety hojillion ethers and potions and random other things that I've never touched.

    That's the best way to play RPG's.

    "No, Safer Sephiroth... I don't think I will waste my magalixir on you!"

    Every once in a while I imagine all my end game leftovers in a huge pile, stretching off into infinity, collapsing the medical industries of entire universes because WHY DID I HOARD ALL THIS STUFF?

    In Skyrim I created a literal pile of all my potions inside a portable tent, so I could go inside and wade through them every once in a while. I used Unrelenting Force in their and crashed the game so hard I had to delete the tent mod.

    I simply can't play those survival sandbox games because they make it too hard to hang onto every item I see that isn't fixed to the terrain. I eventually gave up on Ark because I realized at one point I was carrying around 60 of my own turds.

    Consider that you already own every item in the world. Picking them up is only a gesture.

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    DissentDissent Mr. Fancy Pants Flavour CountryRegistered User regular
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    Gentlemen, I give you the Richard Cheney Memorial Lighthouse.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    That's a fine structure you've erected.

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    briguybriguy Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    You really know how to work a shaft.

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    ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    Lolpenis

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