Are The Wild Wasteland Encounters Hallucinations?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by TheKingofVault14, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

    Jul 5, 2022
    And by this, I'm talking about an in-universe explanation. Since the encounters are considered non canon, and that the whole intention of the trait was for it act as a silliness switch. It's safe to say that they're indeed delusions that The Courier is having while traveling across the Mojave!

    Now does anyone have a logical explanation as to what's the main cause for the hallucinations? Like for example Dehydration, Chems, the head injury caused by being shot by Benny, etc.

    I'm curious to know what your theories are! :)

    Also, can you imagine the companion's reaction to seeing their boss freaking out about seeing Aliens and making the claim of being attacked by a gang of old ladies!? Definitely one of the best mental imagines to think about, and you know there should be some fan art about this particular concept by now. It's that funny! :-D
  2. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Not really, as those would explain if only The Courier experienced them. Your companions and other NPCs will attack the hostile encounters along with you, you can kill someone with Alien Blaster, Seymour and items looted from corpses can be sold to vendors.


    Freeside locals talk about them even if you don't have the WW.

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  3. Hardboiled Android

    Hardboiled Android Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 7, 2015
    Same answer as for strange things in Fallout 1 and 2: Just don't think about it too hard.
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  4. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite [REDACTED]

    Oct 13, 2010
    Wild Wasteland is about as canon as whatever your New Vegas playthrough is.
    If you want a tardis to be canon in Fallout 2, then it's canon.

    It doesn't matter, it's literally all fun and games.
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  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Duke Nukem was canon in my New Vegas LP.
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  6. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Hot take: They should have honestly just ditched the Wild Wasteland Perk and made it all default content instead.

    The fact that you have some annoying sound effect play to inform you "This is because you installed Wild Wasteland" and you waste a trait. Like I get it, Fallout Fans would be debating "What are the lore implications of the Star Wars reference" or whatever if they did it otherwise but jeez,

    Most of the pop-culture references are too minor to even make an ounce of difference. Like what, players are going to become unimmersed because they see a skeleton of Indiana Jones in the fridge, or have an NCR Soldier say "It's game over man, game over"?
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  7. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

    Jul 5, 2022
    CORRECTION: The Tardis Special Encounter was in FO1 not FO2! I just wanted to clarify that btw. :-)
  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Tardis sounds too much like tarded to be cool.

    The real answer to the ghost question is ghosts are hallucinations in the first place. The alien saucers do exist. Some giant godzilla is out there somewhere in the ocean. Fallout was never Sirius.
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  9. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I often played NV stoned on heavy skunk. I once spoke to an alien named ' Dood' I am not sure if Dood is actually in the game, or I was off me box.
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