What Pisses You Off?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by DwayneGAnd, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    There are moments in the Fallout games that really piss me when they happen. Sometimes I get so mad I want to just blow off someone's head. I can't tell you how great a relief it is!

    For example:

    -In Fallout 2, I save a merchant and his guards from raiders, only for him to tell me to buzz off because he doesn't care much for me being a do-gooder.
    -In Fallout 2, I save a family of farmers from raiders, yet they still tell me to keep my hands where they can see them! Talk about ingratitude!
    -Fallout 3 has plenty of them. Especially during Trouble on the Homefront. When someone told me I didn't belong in the vault anymore, I snuck up behind him and reduced him to goo with my plasma rifle.
    -When I encountered two people surrounding a fridge full of purified water, they had already killed the other two. Even when I told them that I was just minding my own business, they kept yelling at me to go away. Then they did the same to Dogmeat when he got too close. When they opened fire on him, I came to my canine pal's defense and killed them before taking the water from the fridge. Another time, instead of walking away, I pulled out a weapon and killed them both before they had a chance to attack! Serves them right! If only they had asked nicely and said please, they might still be alive.
    -Dave in the republic asks me to leave, threatening to have me executed for treason. Well excuse me, but I never pledged allegiance to him in the first place, so how could I be a traitor? That was enough for me to blow his brains out. Mr. Crowley was very happy about that.
    -Princess in Little Lamplight has quite an attitude for a little kid. I makes me feel so good to make her cry seeing as how you can't kill kids in Fallout 3.

    How about the rest of you? Have certain moments ever made you snap? What moments in the Fallout games really piss you off?
     
  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The entirety of Fallout 3/4
    The fact that new vegas lowkey acknowledges 3 with vague dialogue with Veronica and ED-E
    the lack of an option to give the securitron army to the BOS
    Why can't you tell Veronica about christine and vice versa
    Why can't you discuss gizmos child sex ring with literally anyone
    The obvious cut content
    Lack of legion content
    Fo2 constantly going full retard
    Bethesda owning the fallout license

    TL;DR
    Every time I fInd myself asking "why can't I do that"
     
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  3. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Fossil

    Nov 26, 2007
    I was annoyed that the Mechanist in FO3, did not notice or acknowledge the player character wearing actual power armor.
     
  4. James Snowscoran

    James Snowscoran Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 1, 2011
    I was playing Fallout 2 the other day, trying to save the Modoc brahmin herd from wild dogs. Vic misses his first shot on a dog and hits a brahmin instead by accident. The poor mutated cows are utterly peaceful, but that doesn't stop my companions from proceeding to go full retard and serving them generous helpings of hot lead for turn after turn as I attempt in vain to kill the dogs before the whole herd is culled.

    This is a mechanic I have such a love/hate relationship with. It can lead to some hilarious situations when misses or careless bursts lead to utter chaos in the Reno casinos, but in many cases it's a real pain in the ass that can turn whole cities against you if you're not willing to reload.
     
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  5. President_Peaches

    President_Peaches First time out of the vault

    Mar 4, 2018
    Melee companions going full Leerooy Jenkins into a mob of enemies.

    The awkwardness of the cut content in NV and Fallout 2 (without Killap's patch)
     
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  6. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Fallout/Fallout 2: When both you and an enemy miss each other like 7 turns in a row. What a waste of time. There should have been guaranteed hits programmed into the engine after a certain number of misses to keep things moving.

    Fallout 3: Why the fuck is sending Fawkes into the radioactive purifier chamber not a viable option? He is literally immune to radiation. You send him into the depths of Vault 87 to do the same shit earlier in the story and it's totally ok. It's like everyone wants you to commit suicide for no reason. Lazy ass writers.

    New Vegas: Your worst fears become a reality when you look at Veronica's hand and realize the unique displacer glove you gave her is no longer in her possession. Hours of backtracking later, you finally find it in a dark corner of Vault 22 surrounded by dead praying mantises. Who the fuck decided it was a good idea to let companions drop weapons? Also when was the last time anybody saw ED-E? Is that bastard stuck in a cliff somewhere again?

    Fallout 4: Let's give players power armor, a minigun, and have them fight a goddamn deathclaw 15 minutes into the game. Genius, absolutely genius. Samus should have gotten missiles and fought Kraid in the first area of Super Metroid. Modern Warfare 2 matches should have just started with everyone in AC130s and promoted you to 10th prestige after you finished one game. Progression, reward, sense of accomplishment, who the fuck needs that gay ass shit? We're Bethesda. Our customers will buy anything!
     
  7. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    What's even worst is that Charon is also immune and has the added bonus of having to obey everything that his contract holder orders him to do, and he also refuses to do it.
    Sargent RL-3 is also a viable choice that can do it without dying.
     
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  8. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Shit, I completely forgot Fallout 3 even had other companions between Fawkes and the dog. And of course they would be a robot and a ghoul. Lazy writing x3.
     
  9. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Vault Fossil

    Oct 27, 2003
    Getting PWNED by that ridiculously strong guard who kidnapped the BoS member.
     
  10. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Entering the Pitt wearing Power Armor and getting beat up and pass out from a few raiders with sticks. :wiggle:
     
  11. Norzan

    Norzan Mildly Dipped

    Apr 7, 2017
    Nah, Bethesda clearly wanted you to buy the option to do so.
     
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  12. President_Peaches

    President_Peaches First time out of the vault

    Mar 4, 2018
    I'm still salty about that time Cass dropped the unique DinnerBell shotgun (which had turned her into a one-woman killing machine)
     
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  13. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Sadly, if Fallout 3 was released in today's exploitative industry, I wouldn't even doubt that a little bit. The worst part is, even with Broken Steel installed, you get basically the same outcome whether you send a companion into the chamber or not. Only difference is they treat you like a punk ass little bitch if you didn't have the balls to unnecessarily kill yourself.

    And I'm still salty about the time Rex decided to mysteriously run away forever with all my pre-war money still stashed up his robotic ass. At least Obsidian added the companion terminal eventually, which I assume stopped most of the anthrax letters arriving in their mailbox.
     
  14. Norzan

    Norzan Mildly Dipped

    Apr 7, 2017
    Because people complained that it was actually stupid and they also wanted to continue playing after the story was over. The former was true and having a companion that was immune to radiation going there instead of you should have been an option at release, maybe leading to a different ending. The latter actually pisses me off because god forbid a game having an actual ending.
     
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  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I hate it when my companions get stung by a cazadore and I just know I have to load the last save because they'll just fucking die, even faster if I try to stimpak them.
     
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  16. Norzan

    Norzan Mildly Dipped

    Apr 7, 2017
    Cazadores in general just piss me off.
     
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  17. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Fossil

    Nov 26, 2007
    Bethesda's treatment of Harold, and careless recycling of names and systems—in ways that detract from the original series.

    VATS was a place that could be visited in Fallout; in FO3 it's been retconned into a Vault-Tec product. The actual mechanics of V.A.T.S. are an uninformed parody of the original game...
    V.A.T.S. slows time for everyone else, and lets the PC attack them while they are slowed, and while being protected from them with a 90% damage shield. They cherry picked one possible action from a balanced, double-edged combat system, made it an 'I win' button... and presented it as a throwback to the turn based nature of the series—from before their contamination of it with their own puerile efforts.

    With Bethesda...it's like those kids in Mad Max 3, wearing collected junk from the airplane; cluelessly re-purposed into how they think it must have worked.
     
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  18. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Especially when they're directly north of Goodsprings and all you want to do is go to Red Rock Canyon.

    Oh, you mean like Dogmeat, FEV, super mutants, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Enclave, and basically every energy weapon? Yeah, I'd say that's up there for me too. Poor fucking Vault Boy got sentenced to a fate worse than death: being handed over to a corporate marketing department.

    Almost worse than that. It's like if they had the airplane manual sitting next to them the whole time and just decided not to read it. I mean who the fuck makes a sequel to a game without playing the original?
     
  19. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Fossil

    Nov 26, 2007
    Some of them had never heard of the original; others admitted to having never played them.
     
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  20. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    How bad is it that nobody even had to tell me and yet I still knew that? I just played the games and saw the result firsthand.