New Vegas a bit rewritten and a bit redesigned

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Ediros, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    That carries the penalty that combat quickly stops being something players are willing to do and more of a pain in the ass.

    Perhaps it should carry diminishing returns instead, but that's only mildly better.
     
  2. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    There is a reason why these games have a level cap. Games are not meant to be played forever. Try rewarding other methods like stealth and diplomacy or maybe just have the enemies be scared of the player. I heard about a JRPG that changes the Run command to "Let it go" when the level difference is too high to the player's favor. Maybe have enemies actively avoid picking a fight with the player and appear less often as a result.
     
  3. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    Making combat pointless is not the same as rewarding a player for other behaviour. Of stealth, fighting and diplomacy are all equally viable, then the player is encouraged to make their own choices; however, if the player knows that fighting will net little or no rewards when compared to the other two, they most likely won't go for it. In particular, if a player is trying to roleplay a fighter or an easily angered character, then they'll feel as if they got the short end of the deal.

    One should also take into consideration the fact that fighting isn't always a result of one of three choices; sometimes it's one of two, or simply the only way forward. Disregarding how few RPGs actually offer the chance to go the whole game without fighting, changing up what types of paths are available to the player allows them to pick and choose the quests they want to do based on their character; if one option is clearly inferior to the other ones, only the most dedicated ones will go for it.
     
  4. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    It isn't about making combat pointless; it is about anti-grinding of the same mob type. Also, random fetch quests and bounties are going to be pointless busy work.
     
  5. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Re: whether combat should reward exp or not

    I think Underrail did it right by having two different exp system. But using the classic system (where nearly everything give exp, from lockpicking/hacking to shooting people in the face) does shows the problem of giving exp simply for killing stuff. I guess it's a matter of balancing. What MCA said is right:
    Oh, and also Age of Decadence. Splitting skill points into general, combat, and civil ones is already a step in the right direction. Doesn't address the problem of people hoarding SPs and using them to pass checks but it's another matter.

    And frankly, I don't see how radiant quests can be a way that fit MCA's way.
     
  6. NMLevesque

    NMLevesque Commie Ghost

    Jul 2, 2016
    What can radiant quests do that other content can't? Nothing as far as I know.
    Repeatables, often called jobs, fulfill farming and grinding needs. Although such needs are the consequence of poor game design imo. It's basically just filler. NV is, as has been said is a tight experience. I've never been in a situation, even without DLC where I was strapped for exp. Plenty of content where extra levels won't help beyond making it too easy. After that point, if need be a few runs Dead Wind Cavern and a few other choice locations would do the trick just fine. No need to add a point A to B fetch and cull quest to the mix.
     
  7. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    NEW IDEA. Mods that do not break the lore and actually add to the game, well except for things like Project Nevada, WMX, EVE etc:

    1.New Vegas Uncut Series by MoBurma
    2. Cut Sewers Restored
    • Author: sandbox6
    • Version: v0.2
    Adds two sewers cut from the game with some something to shoot at.

    3.Strip Wall Billboards
    • Author: sandbox6
    • Version: v1.0
    Great little restoration of The Strip wall billboards. Adds a little something that was missing.

    4.Uncut Wasteland
    • Author: sandbox6
    • Version: v0.91b
    • Installation: Install the Uncut Wasteland plus NPCs main file.
    This mod adds back in tons of little things left out of the game that were not very performance friendly. Moore's Law has taken care of that years later, so this gem adds all that stuff back in.

    5.JIP Selective Fire - So you can choose what type of fire rate you want to use.

    6.Dumpling Scorpions (More Variety to Mojave) by SimpyOhSo.
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/63358/?

    7.Pickpocket Overhaul:
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/63396/?

    8.The Legacy of X-13 (adds a bit more OMPH to Stealth Suit):
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/42911/?

    9.Awesome Crippling Effects:
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/63348/?

    10.Repcon Eyebot Restored:
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/63124/?

    11.Better Pickup Prompt (Shows Total Ammo Weight):
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/63091/?

    12.Animation Project (Adds ton of a toggleable animations for your character):
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/62656/?

    13.Yukichigai Gameplay Tweaks:
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/61639/?
     
  8. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Oh, I know what we could also add:

    Fallout 1/2 style critical strikes.

    And crippling effects having more of an impact.

    What do you think?
     
  9. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Critical Failures too. Those were the shit.
     
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  10. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Definitely, I mean with JIP and nvse, it should be possible to bring those back. It all comes down to balancing. Why couldn't we get NV on creation engine, it would make it so much easier.
     
  11. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Actually, should Marked Men even exist? I mean, they are the same kind of ghouls as bethesda shat out - produced by radiation only in massive quantities.

    If we were to replace them, what should there be instead of them?

    Edit:

    Also, I want dr reduction from fallout 1 and 2. Just DT is dull and with deathclaws hitting for 300, it sucks. Max dt is 50 something. Which reduces the damage to 250.

    50 dr reduces to 150

    Combined to 100, which seems much more reasonable.
     
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  12. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Marked Men could easily be a unique type of mutant caused by the radiation in The Divide and not like ghouls in anything other than appearance.
     
  13. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Yeah, iirc the Marked Men were unique in that their appearance is solely theirs, caused by the storms of the Divide literally flayed them and, thus, 'Marked' them.
     
  14. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    They are still ghouls, who heal from radiation. I mean, I guess Obsidian didn't have time or resources to create all custom assets, so they were restricted on that front. That said, it bothers me since they made tunnelers. I mean, it would be more interesting than a top tier ghoul with guns.

    Basically, I think Marked men should be different or the divide needs more dangers to it. Some robots, rogue ai base, cyborgs controled by said ai. Robo bugs, who camouflage etc.

    Whenever I read this thread I feel angry at betheshit for all this untapped potential.
     
  15. Alphons

    Alphons First time out of the vault

    Aug 9, 2017
    Actually only Glowing Ones heal from radiation on Gamebryo. They do it when they explode with radiation. Every other character (including MC) got some basic regeneration from engine alone. It is like 0,6 HP per hour. Many a true nerd found it when he was doing NV YOLO.
     
  16. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Another one, robots from Fallout tactics.

    I am talking scurry robots, behemots, power lifters etc.

    I feel that New Vegas lacks diversity on that front. What we have got: Mister Handy, Protecron, Securitron, Sentrybot, roboscorpions and eyebots. It is not bad, but it could use a few more.