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New Vegas Thread. Lonesome Road Trailer. DLC coming later this month.

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Can't wait to see what kind of mods people start coming out with.

    I never got around to getting the Space Marine armor mod. Those power armors looked pretty damn awesome.

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think they reverted that patch because my home computer isn't downloading..

    Err nevermind, it's showing companions on the map...

    I just... don't know anymore.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    oh man, breaking the casinos with 10 luck is so easy

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The best way to do it is to win right up to the limit on blackjack, then switch to the slots to hit the jackpot. It maxes out your credits, but you might accidentally hit the cap on the small slot wins, so it takes a little bit of finesse or a couple of tries.

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  • HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah Pip. This playthrough I did like this:
    1) Set Luck to 8 at start
    2) Make 4,000 caps on the way to the New Vegas Medical Clinic
    3) Buy the Luck implant
    4) Go to Mick & Ralph's and get Ralph to open up his special inventory. Steal the Naughty Nightwear for Luck+1
    5) Break the Atomic Wrangler
    6) Buy your way into the strip for 2,000 caps
    7) Break all the other casinos

    I play slots in every place except Ultra-Luxe. There, I just played Blackjack. Stand on 17, double down on 16 every time. Roulette is way too annoying to play quickly. Statistically it should pay off, but I never hit the 35:1.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Although if you're lazy, just go for the slot wins everywhere except Ultra-Luxe, which doesn't have slot machines cause they're too sleazy. Pricks. You end up winning about 80k credits, which is nothing to sneeze at.

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So, I finally realized what the joke was behind the +1 Luck bonus on the Naughty Nightwear
    It helps you to get lucky.

    I felt so dumb for not getting it for so long.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Is there a Hunter S Thompson mod yet?

    If not, why not?

    ballcap&glasses and a big revolver!

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  • Ruby RhodRuby Rhod Multipass!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Just beat it tonight being the super nice guy. I think on my next playthrough I will exterminate all life in the Mojave wasteland.

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  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I always wanted to do a kill everyone Fallout 3 run, all making sure not to kill people if I still had to do something for them to unlock more people for me to kill. At which point I would kill them, of course.

    I just wouldn't want to miss out on killing a dozen people because I'd killed one other person too soon.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm htinking about getting Cass as a companion, but I have already discovered and looted Durable Dunn's caravan, and I have already taken Birds of a Feather. Did I screw myself out of another companion quest?

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Nah, that one still works fine. Just makes it really quick to do as you can fast travel to all of them.

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  • DudBoltDudBolt Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Who runs barter town?

    I run barter town.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    Nah, that one still works fine. Just makes it really quick to do as you can fast travel to all of them.

    Oh, that's good. And a relief. 8-)

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Cass is tied with Lily for best companion

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Lily off her meds with a fully repaired super sledge is terrifying

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think Lily is terrifying in almost all circumstances

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The best is Booooooone! His perk is awesome too.

    Veronica is great with the Ballistic Fist (:winky:) but I guess there's a bug you have to tell her "stay close" every time you zone or it reverts back to "run the fuck off to who the fuck knows where as fast as you can, every chance you get" apparently.. Plus her perk sucks pretty much.

    ED-E is still the best companion, best perk, doesn't talk just plays cool music, not the strongest fighter but can finish off stuff while you're reloading, and can carry a metric fuckton.

    I haven't really tried any of the others though. Cass for a bit, pretty meh. If you want to do Birds of a Feather you HAVE to take her as a companion.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    portable workbench is actually pretty good for an energy weapons type or something, recycling ammo on the go is very handy

    when I first read it I thought it was she was a portable workbench and could make anything regardless of your own repair skill, which left me kinda disappointed

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    The best is Booooooone! His perk is awesome too.

    Veronica is great with the Ballistic Fist (:winky:) but I guess there's a bug you have to tell her "stay close" every time you zone or it reverts back to "run the fuck off to who the fuck knows where as fast as you can, every chance you get" apparently.. Plus her perk sucks pretty much.

    ED-E is still the best companion, best perk, doesn't talk just plays cool music, not the strongest fighter but can finish off stuff while you're reloading, and can carry a metric fuckton.

    I haven't really tried any of the others though. Cass for a bit, pretty meh. If you want to do Birds of a Feather you HAVE to take her as a companion.

    Cass's perk is amazing. Carry a bunch of whiskey with you and it's an extra 1 Strength / 2 DT / whatever other perks I forgot about, with no harmful side effects. It's like an extra piece of armor with stats on it.

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Eh I dunno, every time I go to recycle energy ammo I get like... 7. I think there's perks to improve that, but, waste of a perk IMO. I have like 1500 of each energy weapon type, and can always buy more. I completely shoplifted everything in the Silver Rush, right out from their noses... with a Stealthboy. But I left them alive for an ammo supply.

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I guess I never tried drinking with Cass, but extra STR doesn't mean much if you aren't doing melee/unarmed, and have 2 huge walking suitcases for carrying stuff.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    boone's perk was more annoying than anything

    thank you boone
    I know there is an enemy there
    I have been stalking them for five minutes / they are currently shooting at me

    best perks are cass', rex's, and eddy's if you have a low perception

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I dunno, the red highlighting has helped me spot a distant, brown wearing dude or dirt colored creature way more easily. Plus, Boone's a goddamn monster.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The shooty companions are alright, but I cannot get over their goddamn ammo usage. They just blast away as fast as they can pull the trigger regardless of range or even if there is something in the way of their bullets. It's not so bad with Raul and Boone because their default infinite ammo guns are decent, but Cass with her pissant little shotgun kills me.

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah don't see any point giving them weapons, except ones that don't use ammo... If I had no use for the Anti-Material I'd give it to Boone but uhhh don't really wanna keep him supplied with .50, not the most common ammo in the world.

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  • HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I hate Cass's stupid crappy crapgun shotgun crapgun. This time I'm going to give Lily a super sledge, or maybe even Oh, Baby!

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2010
    I decided that companions are worthless when you're trying to play a ninja. They don't. fucking. sneak. They run head first into everything and completely ruin my surprise damage.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Actually, if you stay crouched while Lily rushes in and starts tearing guts, you can still get the sneak attack bonus on whoever she's distracting

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My only problem with companions so far is when my screen suddenly switches to a the slow-down scene as they kill their newest victim from some random part of the building.

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  • HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah, I turned off cinematic kills for that reason. MY problem with companions is if they're too close when you do an unarmed VATS attack, you'll often sneak attack critical them. It's a good reason for that perk. I can easily take half of any companion's health with a well-placed stomp.

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So, I got Boone and ED-E as companions, and I have become the spotter for Boone, apparently.

    The way this works is, I use Eddie's perk to look in a particular direction through my varmint rifle's scope. Then I shoot in the direction of the enemy that I clearly can't hit. Then Boone one-shots them.

    It's working out pretty well.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Are tehre any problems with having multiple companions chilling at your pad at the 38? I have Boone hanging out there, and am wandering around with Raul. I now have the option to ask Cass to join me, but to do that I have send Raul either to his empty shack in the middle of nowhere or to the 38.

    I was going to have Raul be my repairmen, because I read somewhere you can get repairs for free by sending him to his cabin, meeting him there, having him repair your stuff, and then getting the caps back. Maybe I am thick, but I couldn't figure out to get the caps back. And I felt really terrible when I tried sent him to his lonely, empty shack in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by monsters.

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    Lucky 38 presidential suite
    Occasionally sending more than two followers to the Lucky 38 will result in other followers disappearing, leaving only the first and last to arrive, plus any who remain in your team at the time. When this happens, the other followers will not return to their home bases nor reappear when you leave the casino (or the strip) and re-enter - they are lost from the game permanently. If this bug occurs, it appears to be triggered early in the game, as going back to earlier saves will not fix the problem. [NOTE: Disappeared followers may pop-up in unexpected locations. In one game Rex was lost due to this bug but was later found inexplicably wandering inside HELIOS-1. Other charcters are not yet found]

    D:

    Vic even said it could be a clubhouse! Dammit!

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I have Rex, Veronica and Cass hanging at my 38. Other than Cass complains of being bored, and Rex ran away once, found him back at the King, apparently he doesn't like people who wear hats (it's a BERET dammit) ?? No problems.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Baidol wrote: »
    My only problem with companions so far is when my screen suddenly switches to a the slow-down scene as they kill their newest victim from some random part of the building.

    You can hit e to skip that

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  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Baidol wrote: »
    My only problem with companions so far is when my screen suddenly switches to a the slow-down scene as they kill their newest victim from some random part of the building.

    You can hit e to skip that

    That's actually good to know, but my two problems with it are that 1) it always startles the bejesus out of me, and 2) when it's over, you're always looking in that direction instead of wherever you were looking before.

    I could turn it off, sure, but I really like scoping in a guy half a mile away, squeezing off a round, and then watching his head blow up in slow motion from right next to him. So I'll just live the occasional startles and annoyance.

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    Yeah don't see any point giving them weapons, except ones that don't use ammo... If I had no use for the Anti-Material I'd give it to Boone but uhhh don't really wanna keep him supplied with .50, not the most common ammo in the world.

    I was bored and gave Boone a plasma rifle, keeping his trigger happy ass supplied with ammo was being a bit of a bother, and then I discover the unique plasma rifle. The fucking thing fires like twice as fast as the normal version. Its insane, there will be a guy a mile away on a ridge and Boone will blast out 40 shots in a half second.

    Though, the first encounter after I gave it to him we ran into a pack of Nightstalkers. I get a slo-mo kill on the first one, and when that ends the one corpse is surrounded by 7 glowing green piles. Boone kind of scares me, now.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So I made a new guy in this because I apparently made my first WRONG.

    How do you get caps and some starter guns with ammo and maybe a nice baseball bat?

    I ran out of ammo on my old guy so quick and just sorta kept dying.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Uriel wrote: »
    So I made a new guy in this because I apparently made my first WRONG.

    How do you get caps and some starter guns with ammo and maybe a nice baseball bat?

    I ran out of ammo on my old guy so quick and just sorta kept dying.

    You can loot pretty much every thing from Goodsprings. Except for what's in the saloon and general store that is.

    Doc Mitchell's house, Victor's House and where Easy Pete usually sleeps can be used as player homes. That means you can store things just fine.

    In the OP there is a link to mods that emulate preorder bonuses. They come with decent weapons and items to get you started. They just pop up in your inventory when you start or load the mods.

    Head to Primm after you finish up in Goodsprings and take of that place. Get whatever you can from their. Then head to the NCR prison and kill and take or loot what you want.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Do Sunny's quest to get the Varmint Rifle, if you haven't.

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