Do you know when the Fallout world diverged from our own? The answer will surprise you!

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Risewild, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
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  2. Ediros

    Ediros Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Feb 4, 2016
    1800, Cabot house?

    No wait, samurai, so earlier than that?
     
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  3. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Reported for click-bait
     
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  4. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Well, if we go by what Cabbot's say in Fallout 4... Then the divergence would have been 4000 BC.
    But spoiler alert... Bethesda has a small detail in one of their games that make the divergence be even earlier in history than that :lmao:.

    How a single little detail, that most people never even noticed, makes a huge change in lore on a game universe. :lmao:
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Okay, I'll bite.
    When?
     
  6. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I will answer that tomorrow or so. As to build more suspense and see if more people will be interested in this. >_>
     
  7. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    When the transistor wasn't invented.
     
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  8. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    @Risewild. The suspense is overwhelming! I wanna know!
     
  9. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017
    2006?
     
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  10. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    You will have to wait for a bit longer. It will blow your mind :V.... I should really stop with the click-bait...
    I see what you did there :lmao:.
     
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  11. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    Asshole. :lmao:
     
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  12. FDO

    FDO It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 4, 2018
    After a strange try at bethesda 3, using a sort of research field trip excuse to convince myself, I know exactly what Risewild is talking about. But is it really so mind blowing?
     
  13. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Your fault, for falling for the click-bait. :wiggle:
    It's as mind-blowing as any other click bait article on the internet... As in... Not at all.

    Less than 3 hours until the reveal.
     
  14. FDO

    FDO It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 4, 2018
    I will be sleeping in 3 hours, while my brain recover from my first and last play of bethesda 3.
    Anyway, I already know what this is all about. Really...
     
  15. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    WHERE IS IT? 5 hours passed and nothing?!!1!!

    Also if it's in FO3 I'm almost 100% sure what you're talking about. Unless I'm misremembering it's
    GOTCHA! Clickbaited!!!
     
  16. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I was cooking dinner and then I had to eat said dinner. So it got delayed. :lmao:

    Here it is, finally. The earliest history divergence in a Bethesda's Fallout game is....

    *Drum rolls*


    The Cretaceous Period! :jiggy:

    How can we tell?

    Well, the real skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in display on the Museum of History (based on the real skeleton in display on the real world Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC) has 3 fingers on each hand. Everyone knows that the Tyrannosaurus Rex only had 2 fingers on each hand.
    Older theropods had 3 fingers (like the Allosaurus), but the T-Rex had only 2 fingers (just like the Albertosaurus).

    If you're interested in knowing more stuff about dinosaurs. Fell free to ask @zegh8578 . He is the Order's dino expert. Having his own dino thread over there and everything.

    So here it is. In Bethesda's Fallout universe, things were already different in the Cretaceus Period.
     
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  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    DID SOMEONE SAY DINOSAURS!? :M

    Btw, best in-game dino-skeleton is in GTA V
    They seem to be scans of actual skeletons, so they're pretty much spot on, even to minute details
     
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  18. Paladin Hank

    Paladin Hank It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 6, 2018
    Actually Allosaurus is an allosaurid, not a tyrannosaurid. You just got
    :flameon:(burned)
     
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  19. Squadcar

    Squadcar Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 1, 2018
    Spoiler is also dinosaur related.

    And neat Rise, how did you find this out? I haven't seen any mention of that yet.
     
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  20. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    It had occurred to me that it had something to with dinosaurs when you mentioned it was so long ago, but I couldn't recall any details about that museum. Good catch.
    You suck at clickbaiting tho, since you've delivered.
     
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