Josh Sawyer plays New Vegas for charity

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by PlanHex, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yes, how very funny was the fact Obsidian has always struggled financially. Ha-ha.

    Also, I'm not insecure about my writing. It's like saying "you're a bad carpenter."

    :)

    Well, the bad blood would be with the developers who missed out on bonuses (or did they? - Obsidian might have lost money but not necessarily the people making the game) not the people who actually make the decisions a.k.a the corporate bag men. The corporate culture which Obsidian was created to escape has long since eaten the place unfortunately.
     
  2. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    Your harshness makes me wet
     
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    Avellone lost a lot of his edge, Josh Sawyer and Fenstermaker seem to have a better grasp on the tone and lore of the series than him now, despite only working in New Vegas. All his sucking up to Bethesda because he is freelancing for them doesn't help it one bit.
     
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  4. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    My prediction is Chris Avellone will head the next Bethesda Fallout, which is part of why he fell out with Obsidian.
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well, good thing I found this stream archive, now I know what to listen to tomorrow at work.
     
  6. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
  7. Big No

    Big No Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 28, 2014
    Like half this thread is going to get vatted probably.

    Anyway New Vegas is fun enough that I wouldn't even need the prospect of charity to make me play it again. Good on Josh though.
     
  8. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Most likely.

    EDIT: Those irrelevant posts have been vatted. Thank goodness for that.

    Well the charity they're doing the stream for is a good cause and having Sawyer comment on New Vegas would definitely draw attention.
     
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  9. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    I was making a statement about the "anyone can be a writer" bit.

    Anyway, I prefer Josh's wiriting to Chris'. Honest Hearts is one of my favorite DLCs of all time.
     
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  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    I like Sawyer, he made a point to adding a lot of unarmed weapons both to the main game and the DLCs, Unarmed got shafted on every game made by Bethesda.
     
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  11. Big No

    Big No Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 28, 2014
    What cause is it? Homelessness, starving kids? I'd watch the stream to find out what type but my computer is all jacked up so I have to use my crappy phone. Streams are not my phone's forte.

    I remember that. He said "ED-E has meat inside him and those predators want that meat bad so you have to keep ED-E away from those hungry dudes". Rough quote but that's literally how it was described from where I read it.
     
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  12. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    For a hospital that handles expensive but necessary operations for children (whose families are unable to afford it) for free IIRC.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong since I only watched the stream once yesterday and I may be remembering it wrong.

    EDIT: This is the hospital in question (http://www.choc.org/) and the organisation that organized the stream (I think, correct me if I'm wrong): http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1095
     
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  13. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 7, 2008
    To be fair, I feel like it kinda got the shaft in the original games, as well. Maybe less so. But yeah, I'm definitely a fan of the ballistic fist. Might be a little too good, actually...
     
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    Fallout 2 had all the crazy kicks and punches, it also had the Super powerfist. Fo1 did shaft unarmed tho.
    Another great thing about New vegas are the Melee Vats attacks.
     
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  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    "Trudy died how she lived, exploding next to Dynamite"

    I have 1600 hours in New Vegas, and that's the first time I've heard that bark.... lol
     
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  16. Arnust

    Arnust Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 2, 2016
    Is that an ending slide?
     
  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    A bark one of the Goodsprings NPCs say if Trudy dies on the fight with the Powder Gangers.
     
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  18. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    Unarmed and melee are pretty bad in those games because you have to use a lot of AP just to get close enough to the enemies.
    Religion does tie in well with a story of redemption and kinship.
    That would have worked better on a profession like cooking where people do a little of it themselves.
    While I do question a lot of his decision especially on the JSawyer mod, I liked a lot of what he did to the skill system (the merging and adding of new skills). Still, the Guns and Energy Weapon split never really made that much sense to me.
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut Background Radiant

    Dec 30, 2010
    I don't like Energy and ballistics being merged. They are two different types of weapons, just because they have a trigger doesn't mean maintenance and inner workings are the same.
     
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  20. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    He did said it was to prevent someone from easily being the god of war but I think a Big Gun-Small Gun split makes more sense. However, Trap has been split between Explosive and Repair and Explosive is a merger of some Big Gun, some Trap, and some Throw.

    Going back to Unarmed, I think that there are many ways to buff it without relying on just exploding fist. Maybe
    • Have it easily accessible like the grenade button
    • Add nonlethal takedown
    • Add grapples (let's ignore Gamebryo's limitations for a while)
    • Merge it with other skills like Athletics or Throw (just testing ideas)