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Roman
Aug 8, 2002



Have they said how the Courierís Stash will work? Do they dump all 4 packs into your inventory at the game start, or does a menu come up that lets you select them?

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Assumethisisreal
May 21, 2007


Roman posted:

Have they said how the Courierís Stash will work? Do they dump all 4 packs into your inventory at the game start, or does a menu come up that lets you select them?

And more importantly, how does it interfere with the preorder items? According to the wiki, it only allows players to access one of the item sets. But what if I already have, say, three of the four preorder item sets already? Can I chose the fourth as my Courier's Stash set, but keep the other three?

NotALizardman
Jun 5, 2011

The only one that can take a
B-lister like you...is a B-lister like me!


ClearAirTurbulence posted:

Probably don't want to keep Cass on an NCR playthrough, as her quests conflict with a pro-NCR one if you give her to the Van Graffs, they betray the Legion and start supplying weapons to the NCR.

Actually, you get an even better NCR ending if you do Cass' quest peacefully, and never clear out the Van Graffs after completing the quest: the NCR uses the information you get from the Van Graffs and the Crimson Caravan Company to blackmail them both. Then they use them to strengthen their position in the Mojave and pass trade laws to restrict them from doing anything. And, if you steal the Gun Runner's design stuff for the Crimson Caravan, the Gun Runners wipe out the Van Graffs and CC once NCR's done with them.

NotALizardman fucked around with this message at Sep 26, 2011 around 23:27

Snark
Sep 19, 2003

no dice


I feel like OWB should be the first DLC new characters play if only for The Sink. Now that's a proper home base.

Intense
Mar 23, 2011


Snark posted:

I feel like OWB should be the first DLC new characters play if only for The Sink. Now that's a proper home base.

Everyone deserves to live with muggy

Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger


Dead Man Posting posted:

Fire is considered energy. It isn't considered explosive because it doesn't explode.

You clearly haven't been using the heavy incinerator then.

And I get that fire is a form of energy; I think my problem is that I'm classifying weapon types by their ammo. Most energy weapons use either SECs, MFCs and ECPs all of which strike me as batteries. The fuel tank seems more like a volatile material that is weaponized on ignition.

Kharmakazy
Jul 3, 2007


Snark posted:

I feel like OWB should be the first DLC new characters play if only for The Sink. Now that's a proper home base.

It would be nicer if it I could use the loving shelves though. The physics in this game make putting things on shelves a lovecraftian nightmare.

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


LR suffers from the "we gotta make this harder" syndrome with it's point blank death claw spawns and the gameplay suffers from it.

ClearAirTurbulence
Apr 20, 2010
The earth has music for those who listen.

Keeshhound posted:

You clearly haven't been using the heavy incinerator then.

And I get that fire is a form of energy; I think my problem is that I'm classifying weapon types by their ammo. Most energy weapons use either SECs, MFCs and ECPs all of which strike me as batteries. The fuel tank seems more like a volatile material that is weaponized on ignition.

Actually, one of the energy weapon ammunition types (I think MFCs) are very easily modified into one of the most powerful explosives in the game in Lonesome Road.

Kharmakazy
Jul 3, 2007


I just noticed that The Sink doesn't have a toilet or a bathtub...

Snark
Sep 19, 2003

no dice


Kharmakazy posted:

I just noticed that The Sink doesn't have a toilet or a bathtub...
That maize don't fertilize itself.

ColHannibal posted:

LR suffers from the "we gotta make this harder" syndrome with it's point blank death claw spawns and the gameplay suffers from it.
I've found that the 3-second delayed spawns of HH are more insidious. Fast travel, check that the coast is clear, quicksave, three green geckos teleport in...

Smol
Jun 1, 2011

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Village...

Snark posted:

That maize don't fertilize itself.

I've found that the 3-second delayed spawns of HH are more insidious. Fast travel, check that the coast is clear, quicksave, three green geckos teleport in...

Oh man. Can't even remember how many times I fell to that trap. Except, in my case, they usually were giant loving cazadors.

Yodzilla
Apr 29, 2005

Now who looks even dumber?

Beef Witch


ClearAirTurbulence posted:

That would have been awesome - you could even throw in a red herring by hinting that the Survivalist may have become a ghoul, implying he is still haunting Zion.

Well, the messages he leaves explicitly indicate that he is aging and on top of that another log details an encounter he had with feral ghouls and how he murdered the poo poo out of them.

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

"J is for Josh, not Jizz, ah fuck it whatever"


Dush posted:

If you like Guns, try a Shotgun-only run. You've got a lot of versatility between buckshot, slugs and (in GRA) EMP slugs, and you have to be relatively close in order to hit anything. Between Shotgun Surgeon and And Stay Back you have some solid perks.

Otherwise, I dunno, man. Anything's harder than sniping.

I ended up doing a full 180 and going melee only (ok maybe not full, gently caress unarmed)

ClearAirTurbulence
Apr 20, 2010
The earth has music for those who listen.

Yodzilla posted:

Well, the messages he leaves explicitly indicate that he is aging and on top of that another log details an encounter he had with feral ghouls and how he murdered the poo poo out of them.

Just one minor change and you could imply otherwise - have the place where he went to die be radioactive and missing a skeleton.

AlmightyBob
Sep 8, 2003



I killed the Legendary Cazador and all I got was this poison gland.

boo_radley
Dec 30, 2005

Politeness costs nothing

ColHannibal posted:

LR suffers from the "we gotta make this harder" syndrome with it's point blank death claw spawns and the gameplay suffers from it.

The Lonesome Road experienced summarized: "exiting the tunnelers area puts you in the center of a one-second frag mine field, and also triggers two deathclaw spawns. Once the deathclaws reach the player invisible marked men pour in from the flanks."

Once I got to the rest stop I was basically ready to be done with LR altogether. It was an unfun slog, mixing cryptic lectures with fun-killing monster closet spawns.

rope kid
Feb 3, 2001

Warte nur! Balde
Ruhest du auch.


CommanderCoffee posted:

Shorter than Dead Money? Was there a particular reason?
Dead Money had a deferred PS3/PC release, so yes. HH having the cycle it did relative to DM and (especially) OWB and LR was not engineered that way from the start. After HH finished testing, there were overall F:NV game stability issues that needed to be fixed via patch, which is why HH was pushed, and OWB and LR with it. When the push happened, HH was already out of testing, but work/testing on OWB and LR continued.

Omnicarus
Jan 16, 2006



Anyone have an idea when GRA is dropping tomorrow?

Allahu Snackbar
Apr 15, 2003

I came all the way from Taipei today, now Bangkok's pissin' rain and I'm goin' blind again.


Allow me to make a case for how much I love F:NV



This is my character. I'm not what you'd call a fighter. In fact, I'm probably a buck fifty soaking wet, and I've got a glass jaw. I'm just here to have a good time, man. Other folks get their deep pockets turned out at casinos and give up rocket launchers, miniguns, assault carbines. Me? I get out of trouble with my mouth. You can't help but like me, or at least laugh me off as not a credible threat. Look man, that's okay too. With 10 luck and 10 charisma, who needs to even have strength of four? gently caress, let Raul tuck a gat. Let Veronica bust her knuckles. Gotta keep my hands soft to count caps, baby.

But sometimes poo poo does go sideways in the Mojave. Sometimes you can't just be a suave motherfucker and make it rain at Gomorrah. Sometimes, somebody's got it out for you. And that's about when you find out just how much damage you can do with pistols only, hand loads, and more drugs than Hunter Thompson takes. Guess how much fixer I keep in my inventory? None, motherfuckers. Fixer is for quitters. Do ballers who loft their bed on gold ingots take Fixer? No they do not.

Also I never had sex with Fisto or Beatrix seven times. Never no sir.

Cowcaster
Aug 7, 2002

MOD OF CUM


AlmightyBob posted:

I killed the Legendary Cazador and all I got was this poison gland.

Search the cave harder. There's a remnants power helmet hiding in a nook someplace if I remember right.

Dead Man Posting
Sep 1, 2008


Allahu Snackbar posted:

Allow me to make a case for how much I love F:NV



This is my character. I'm not what you'd call a fighter. In fact, I'm probably a buck fifty soaking wet, and I've got a glass jaw. I'm just here to have a good time, man. Other folks get their deep pockets turned out at casinos and give up rocket launchers, miniguns, assault carbines. Me? I get out of trouble with my mouth. You can't help but like me, or at least laugh me off as not a credible threat. Look man, that's okay too. With 10 luck and 10 charisma, who needs to even have strength of four? gently caress, let Raul tuck a gat. Let Veronica bust her knuckles. Gotta keep my hands soft to count caps, baby.

But sometimes poo poo does go sideways in the Mojave. Sometimes you can't just be a suave motherfucker and make it rain at Gomorrah. Sometimes, somebody's got it out for you. And that's about when you find out just how much damage you can do with pistols only, hand loads, and more drugs than Hunter Thompson takes. Guess how much fixer I keep in my inventory? None, motherfuckers. Fixer is for quitters. Do ballers who loft their bed on gold ingots take Fixer? No they do not.

Also I never had sex with Fisto or Beatrix seven times. Never no sir.

Love this.

If you guys take clean pictures of your character with the HUD disabled, I'll put it up in the OP along with a link to your post telling your character's story. This is highly subjectable and limited though since I don't want to flood it with images.

EDIT: Here is my friend's character, Tom of the Mojave



I don't have a backstory on him yet. But gosh, who needs one

My character is a tourist to Vegas named Fordon Greedman. He loves taking long walks and helps his grandmother out of the house to visit old Sarsaparilla factories for post-card grade photos.

Dead Man Posting fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2011 around 01:52

Avocados
Jul 31, 2010

Imagine growing a flower


Cervixalot posted:

Are there any 'don't miss' sidequests or areas I should hit up in an NCR - good karma playthrough?

It's nitpicky but by the time I finished playing, the NPR seemed like huge dicks. Still though, compared to running with Legion, they're alright. But but NPR doesn't play around. Even though its kidna know, it just surprised me in a sense. They were kinda alright to begin with. I think next run, i'll do the lone wolf approach.


^^^^ Kudos to you for showing this thread the glory that is Lily.

Avocados fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2011 around 01:53

King Gonorrhea
Feb 11, 2008

Son of Ass Pharaoh


I'm excited to see this new thread pop up!

I just picked up New Vegas for the first time and started playing it about a week ago. I looked around for suggestions but couldn't find any one recommending what order to play the DLC in, or whether there are any great lulls in the main story where heading off on a DLC quest would fit in nicely.

I know the DLC have level recommendations, but I'm less concerned about that, and more concerned about how their stories fit together and where they best plug into the main game.

Right now I'm level 10 and just finished up everything there is to do in Novaac, about to continue pursuing the man in the checkered jacket.

Allahu Snackbar
Apr 15, 2003

I came all the way from Taipei today, now Bangkok's pissin' rain and I'm goin' blind again.


I'd totally get a better picture but I'm a console babby snapping bad pics on my iPhone. I'll see if I have something else that isn't so drat atrocious, but probably not. Feel free to use my narrative though.

Xik
Mar 10, 2011



Mr Fahrenheit posted:

If you haven't found a workaround for it yet, what I had to do was go to the Steam folder where it is installed, and set the FalloutNVLauncer.exe file to run in compatibility mode. Worked fine from then on.

Hmmm, does this make Steam run in compatibility mode too? A post a bit before yours said that it does and makes Steam take a dump.

Do you continue to launch it through Steam or make a shortcut to the Launcher and run it directly?

I know I could just try it but I really don't want to screw my Steam installation.

Cervixalot
Jul 1, 2008

Sheeeeeeeeeeee-
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partner, you should be paying me a fee.

Avocadoes posted:

It's nitpicky but by the time I finished playing, the NPR seemed like huge dicks. Still though, compared to running with Legion, they're alright. But but NPR doesn't play around. Even though its kidna know, it just surprised me in a sense. They were kinda alright to begin with. I think next run, i'll do the lone wolf approach.


^^^^ Kudos to you for showing this thread the glory that is Lily.

To be honest, i'm really pumped about doing the Legion quests. I did the first part of 'Render Unto Caesar' for shits and giggles, and Caeser is loving Rawls from the Wire. I just HAVE to do quests for that gaping rear end in a top hat.

I've gone far enough into the NCR's quests though where i'm gonna knock off the Legion quests until my next playthrough so I don't risk their good graces, i'm OCD about either going full good or full evil. Though I did murder a lot of NCR folks accidentally with the Helios 1

BlackIronHeart
Aug 1, 2004

The Oath Breaker's about to hit warphead nine Kaptain!

This is Bitey Jim.


(That's a pile of Human Remains, Strange Meat and other... erm, parts.)

Bitey Jim was a different man back when he was a courier but getting shot in the head does strange things to people. Sometimes it makes a man strange. Tearing people apart limb from limb with his bare hands, chopping them to pieces and doing an enormous amount of drugs along the way, Bitey Jim is now working for himself and is willing to watch the Mojave burn to get what he wants. The NCR currently hates him, the Legion thinks he's insane, most of the gangs want him dead, but Jim thinks they're all delicious.

When there's no more killing to be done, he tilts back a few with Raul. Did I say a few? I meant a lot.


(Dat's a lotta booze!)

natetimm
May 24, 2007


Winner #3 of the 2k14 #Gamergate Shit Show
Do not talk to me if your a SJW MRA PUA fucktarded Shitlord, (PS: GJ on ruining videogame journalism twitter drama MODS).



Should I play through all the DLC with my high level guy I haven't touched in months or just completely restart?

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

Home of the
"FIGHTING CHOMSKYS"


Dead Man Posting, good work on the OP and all, and I hate to be pedantic, but I was thinking it might benefit from some kind of general FAQ. The only reason I mention it is because questions like "Which are the best DLCs?" "What order should I do the DLCs in?" "Is there post-ending open-world gameplay?" "I've never played fallout before what stats are good and what skills HELP" and etc seemed to come up every few pages in the last one. Since the idea behind a new OP is to help new peeps, I figured it might help, sorry if I'm bein' a jerk

Cream-of-Plenty
Apr 21, 2010


Dead Man Posting posted:

Love this.

If you guys take clean pictures of your character with the HUD disabled, I'll put it up in the OP along with a link to your post telling your character's story. This is highly subjectable and limited though since I don't want to flood it with images.

Oh, boy. I have tons of screenshots you can use for the OP if you'd like. Not all of them are PCs, but I think they capture the spirit of the game nicely.









This last one, though, holds a special place in my heart. "The Pugilist" was a simple concept: Make a pugnacious little troll with an insatiable thirst for drink and a penchant for hitting things. His gimmick was choosing the rudest response in every set of dialogue options.

crazkylo
Dec 20, 2008

Set the world aflame!


So I am curious, Do you ever actually See Mr.New Vegas? I wanted to do a play through on this game like I did in 3.

I made my character look as close to threedog as I could. I then Killed him, put on his cloths, and stole his identity. All so I could save the wasteland as the man himself. Fighting the good fight.

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

Home of the
"FIGHTING CHOMSKYS"


crazkylo posted:

So I am curious, Do you ever actually See Mr.New Vegas? I wanted to do a play through on this game like I did in 3.

I made my character look as close to threedog as I could. I then Killed him, put on his cloths, and stole his identity. All so I could save the wasteland as the man himself. Fighting the good fight.

You never meet Mr. New Vegas, unfortunately. The wiki says he's an AI programmed by House to DJ his radio station, but I have no idea if that's accurate, as it never comes up in-game.

I could never kill Three Dog because hearing him being increasingly outraged about my evil expoits was much funnier, especially when I would give a bunch of money to beggars, so it would always be something like "And now, a little bit more about our friend from Vault 101, the angelic saviour sent to save us all. Mr. 101 was seen selling a young boy into slavery recently..."

Psyker
Jun 21, 2004

[Binge and] Purge the xenos!


natetimm posted:

Should I play through all the DLC with my high level guy I haven't touched in months or just completely restart?

Wait until tomorrow, get the Gun Runners DLC too, start a new dude, and go nuts!

turboraton
Aug 27, 2011


Dead Man Posting posted:

Put all SPECIAL points into charisma, and all skills for Barter.

Hey my main guy has 10 CHA and 100 Barter maxed first. Raul has ALL the shinning stuff he can get and ALL the bullets I can buy. Needless to say, when I reached Sierra Madre I felt violated.

Dead Man Posting
Sep 1, 2008


Wolfsheim posted:

Dead Man Posting, good work on the OP and all, and I hate to be pedantic, but I was thinking it might benefit from some kind of general FAQ. The only reason I mention it is because questions like "Which are the best DLCs?" "What order should I do the DLCs in?" "Is there post-ending open-world gameplay?" "I've never played fallout before what stats are good and what skills HELP" and etc seemed to come up every few pages in the last one. Since the idea behind a new OP is to help new peeps, I figured it might help, sorry if I'm bein' a jerk

Don't worry about it. I would recommend that people PM me though, as I will not be able to keep up with this thread and will usually just skip to the last page. Take a look here to help me form the FAQ everyone.

Yodzilla
Apr 29, 2005

Now who looks even dumber?

Beef Witch


Cream-of-Plenty posted:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YWAqE9zrU4


And I just found an amusing little glitch. If you take the quest from the Followers of the Apocalypse to bug Mr. House's network but don't actually do the quest, after a while the questgiver will hunt you down. It turns out though that you're not even safe inside of the Presidential Suite so she'll straight up run into the Lucky 38, take the elevator to the top and HEY DID YOU DO IT YET? NO? OKAY BYE.

Archyduke
Jul 18, 2006

Je suis la jeune fille.


I just started my first Legion run-- I noticed in previous play-throughs that Caesar comments on various quests you've done and their bearing on the Legion. Does anybody know a full list of things I could do before heading to the Fort that he reacts to?

Kharmakazy
Jul 3, 2007


Lord Caesar I come bearing news of a most urgent nature!


Just kidding! Imma eat your face now mmkay?


Odysseus journeyed the wastes taking poo poo from nobody and beating anyone who looked at him funny to death with his bare hands. Robots are made of metal. So after some minor corrective surgery and journeying to the far reaches of the Mojave and beyond, he decided to use someone else's hands instead.

To remember the fallen, he places a bottle cap on each of their eyes. Unless he ate their eyes... or he can't find the head. That happens more often than you might think.

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Dead Man Posting
Sep 1, 2008


Cream-of-Plenty posted:

Oh, boy. I have tons of screenshots you can use for the OP if you'd like. Not all of them are PCs, but I think they capture the spirit of the game nicely.









This last one, though, holds a special place in my heart. "The Pugilist" was a simple concept: Make a pugnacious little troll with an insatiable thirst for drink and a penchant for hitting things. His gimmick was choosing the rudest response in every set of dialogue options.

Tell the story of the last one

I have enough Fallout Goon characters for now, but I will rotate them out every now and then (really whenver I have time and feel like it). If you really want to make sure your picture will be included the OP rotation, do the following:

  • Make a background story to read with your post. The images in the OP are clickable to jump to your post about your character's backstory.
  • PM me or comment in the Fallout Goons Steam group to your post in this thread that contains an image of your character and its backstory.
  • Make sure the picture doesn't show too much spoiler (i.e. what Mr. House looks like).
  • Would really prefer if you resize/crop them to 800x450 so I don't have to.
  • No HUD.
  • Best quality possible.

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