Bethesda announces E3 conference, Fallout 4 rumors heat up

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  1. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Yeah. I don't think Fo3's gameworld was that great. Stuff like the unlooted supermarked, etc. comes to mind the second I am thinking about it. It's not just the story that sucks, it's also the theme-park setup of the game world, imo.
     
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  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Not just the selection of very boring locations Lexx that design wise were bad, but also the closed off buildings, and lots and lots of pointless filler.
    To be honest, Fallout New Vegas suffered from that as well and I can not blame the designers for that.
    You have a big map where next to story and quest related locations you also have to add other stuff just to show that it not goes unused, but it leads to all of these little locations and places that don't serve much of a purpose other than picking up loose stuff.

    The old map node system allowed for more well designed self contained maps. You can still have the story/quest locations which are surrounded by lesser places like abandoned buildings, caves etc, but you don't have to fill all the space between settlements and locations with pointless fluff.
    Just perhaps a few things that might be off interest like an abandoned house, a farm, or an old turned over truck which would be their own micro maps.
     
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  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Hey guys, it's @Lexx. Hey, like @Lexx. @Lexx is alive. Hey! Yeah!

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    I've recently read somewhere that some leaked earlier build of FO3 had a game date set some 30 years after the War, maybe even less. Can somebody confirm that?
     
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  4. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Sounds like made-up bullshit.
     
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hi Atomkilla,

    I have heard that rumor too though I don't recall where.

    I guess they would have to do some changes, the BOS for example and the Super Mutants would have to go as neither make sense, especially at this particular time. (The CW version of Super Mutants just have to go in any case as far as I am concerned)
    So instead all those power armored men and women would perhaps be the remnants of the National Guard or such, that would be a better reason to explain why they try to defend what little civilization is left and help out the scientists of Rivet City.

    But even if they used this, making Fallout 3 a prequel, most major locations like Megaton, Canterbury Commons and so on really would have to be designed better.
    As others have suggested on the forum, either a community at that super market or at Fairfax ruins for example.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I don't believe in that rumor either, but if, hypothetically, there was a case of earlier build being set at a different timeline that's closer to the actual War, much of world's characteristics and geography would make more sense - such as the general emptiness of the CW, lack of civilization and trade routes, the fact that buildings are still standing (I particularly hated that one - buildings such as those in DC wouldn't survive that long exposed to the elements alone without any maintenance, even without nuclear war to wreck them - same problem has occured in FNV too, though that one has at least some merit because of House defending the city from nukes) and many other details. Hell, all those posters advertising Vault-Tec would be long one by the 30th year mark, not to mention after 200 years.

    But I'm basically repeating arguments against FO3 which have been brought up ages ago.

    Point of all this is that, as we all know, were FO3 set at an earlier time period, it would take less work to fix it. BoS and Super Mutants are a problem, yes, but if you would remove those two and add something else (National Guard is a good idea), you'd get a lot more cohesive and coherent setting than the actual. In theory.

    But yeah, I call bullshit on that rumor too.
     
  7. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Honestly, at this point I would rather have Obsidian make a Fallout knock-off that is everything the Fallout series should've been.
     
  8. Headshotz

    Headshotz Wasteland Wanderer

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    Feb 16, 2015
    He actually just recently said on Twitter that he pitched the idea of having their own conference at E3.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Maybe I am the only one, but at this point I am really really bored by Bethesda. And I don't say this because of F3 or what ever. No I mean their "we don't tell anything" attitude. Sheesh, would it kill them to say if they are working on F4 or the next Elder Scrolls or what ever? I mean of course no one can really expect details, but it is obvious that they are working on SOMETHING, and what else could they be working on outside of Fallout or the Elder Scrolls really?
     
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  10. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Control Freakin’


    Guerrilla marketing, rumor milling aside …

    Tight fisting shepherding of “official” buzz content is the way this corporation rolls.



    Recall in ‘merica, in the free exchange of capital for votes, corporations have free speech rights, which may or may not exploit ‘the right to remain silent’,

    allowing dispersant / desperate : odes / nodes of the vox populi to exhaust its’ own time and material in emotional stoking of the grand echo chamber.

    Corporate entitlement commands this ‘free ride’. :salute:

    So fan it up, fan it good … ;)





    4too
     
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  11. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Dec 29, 2014
    Dishonored, Rage, Doom or something entirely new, but yeah, it's probably Fallout or TES
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    All of those games you mentioned have been as far as I know published by Bethesda, only TES and Fallout have been really developed by Bethesda in the recent years, even The Elder Scrolls Online was made by a different team. I think. So my bet is if they are working on something than it would be either some kind of Sequel to Skyrim set in a different setting - rumors say it might be Blackmarsh, or Fallout 4.

    Yeah, they could be working on something completely new as well. It is a possibility after all. But in my eyes it is unlikely, Bethesda is a one-trick-pony. The team around Todd Howard that is. And this trick is since Oblivion to create an open-world hiking simulator.
     
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  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Well, if they do announce a game developed by Bethesda... My guess is Fallout 4.
    Although, Doom 4 has been in development for a while now with scenes being shown to some people, so that's also a possibility.
    If it's Fallout 4, well, I won't get my hopes up too much, but I also won't condemn the game before I played it. If they learned a few lessons from New Vegas and Skyrim, it could be a nice game.
    I certainly enjoyed Skyrim quite a bit, despite its weaknesses it was a lot of fun to play.
    We'll see. I sure hope they'll improve the writing in Fallout 4, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
     
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  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Dishonored 2 would be cool too. Arkane did say they were working on it.
     
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  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Oh yeah, loved that game's visual style, and the gameplay was really nice, too. And it's fresh enough (as a franchise) that a sequel would be welcome.
     
  16. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    There were some sequel rumors a while ago, something about a country referenced in game being the new would-be setting.
     
  17. nastymutant

    nastymutant Rascal

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Yeah, utter dicks. They clearly enjoy it too. I presume they find that the build-up of anticipation before their 'all eyes on us' teaser events leads to massive sales. But silence on people's favourite game serieses for five years or more is just contemptuous.

    Sadly, they have millions of fans slavishly backing them even on that one aspect of what they do...
     
  18. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    I read occasionally, but NMA usually runs annoyingly slow for me since the forum change, so I kind of stopped checking in every day... Also, most sadly, I kind of can't get used to the new forum theme. I find it somewhat hard to read / not easy to scroll over for new posts.



    As far as I can remember, the 30 years after war thing was a rumor or a Bethesda dev mentioned it in one of the many interviews. In any case, it would make a lot sense in the game world if you take out Harold and that stuff. Keep in mind that some Bethesda dude back in the days also talked about how Bethesda works on their games- not really having fixed / huge design docs, and making a lot shit up while they are going. This could be another indication: As they continued to throw ideas into the pot, the backstory had to be adjusted in order to support all the new fancy.
     
  19. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yup, new forum runs like a shit on my prehistorical machine. Unlike the older one, this version of vBulletin doesn't work with JavaScript and cookies disabled, which sucks. I miss that old piece of junk too, despite its security issues and whatnot. :look:
     
  20. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    At this point I believe they don't even do a concept phase with their games. Todd is using the money that would usually end up for a concept phase, throwing a huge party full with classy and expensive hookers and drugs at his home with all the devs and while sniffing cocain out of a hookers *** they simply implement everything into the game they came up with on the brain-storming-party.

    It would explain some things.
     
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