Bethesda's Lore Recons

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by arcticflocky, Nov 10, 2015.

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    Dec 17, 2015
    I think I have an explanation for the threesome part and the "looking at my arse" comment, she is addicted to thrusting Psycho in her arm. I guess Bethesda changed the formula...
    (Or just lazy coding, same conversation as male or female. But I cannot prove it!)
     
  2. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I think it's the lazy coding.
     
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  3. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Queen Bitch

    Jun 15, 2015
    But its sooooo profound and thought provoking! Imagine all the love and praise they will get from game journalist and Tumblr for shoehorning in "unconventional romances"! :V
     
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    Dec 17, 2015
    And about hardwiring preferences, I have another theory... Doctor...
    Maybe there is actually a super computer in the Commonwealth, in fact inside Liberty Prime, thus broadcasting all lewd related stuff to robot. That would be pretty spot on, you cannot ride Liberty Prime (that's what someone in Bethesda wanted for Fallout 3), but at least you could ride some synthetic flesh...
    But I think Bethesda including AI in all circuit board may disprove it.
     
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  5. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Sex with robots is the pinnacle of liberty.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yup. The romance usually comes after you solved her personal quest (which involves getting rid of her Psycho addiction), but it's independent of the player's gender. As is the romance with the other people. One could make the point that Bethesda tried to show a true post-gender world in which the classic binary view of sexual preference has been given up for good... But let's face it, it's because they didn't want to limit the player by making half of the companions unromancable. Imagine if people were motivated to play the game a second time. Not that the romance options are very unique or interesting, anyway...
     
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  7. GeorgieBest

    GeorgieBest First time out of the vault

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    Dec 14, 2015
    I actually think they went for the post-gender world with this one, after the fallout and all, the world has shed those kinds of silly superstitions...now they just hate ghouls:P
     
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  8. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Was Piper's quest the one for telling your life story? I can't remember as she wanted my character's nuts after picking locks and I don't remember if you have to get the the affection "meter" to a certain point first or what. I didn't even try to romance her and she just threw herself at me. :wiggle:
     
  9. GeorgieBest

    GeorgieBest First time out of the vault

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    Dec 14, 2015
    Well you are Snake after all:P
     
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  10. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Queen Bitch

    Jun 15, 2015
    Nah, Bethesda is just lazy. Just like with Skyrim they don't want the player to replay the game a second time and do a different type of playthrough. Perish the thought. :roll:
     
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  11. GeorgieBest

    GeorgieBest First time out of the vault

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    Dec 14, 2015
    THOUGHT PERISHED:p (sarcasm just doesn't translate well on text;p)

    Also i seriously hate Bethesda's single-playthrough approach.
     
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  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Piper doesn't have much of a quest, she just asks you what to do about her sister, then you keep picking locks and suddenly you picked her proverbial lock.
    The affections are still rather weird, btw. MacCready, for example, usually likes it if the player character behaves like an asshole. Much like Cait, but he only likes your nimble lockpicking fingers when the lock is owned, because he's an extra asshole. Helping people? Being sappy and emotional? Fuck that shit.
    Except when you talk to Miss Edna. Then he loves it when you give all love a chance, even if one is a bit metallic. Family love being super important? That makes him hot for sure. But apologising to the teacher for interrupting his class? (B) HATE APOLOGIES.
    Sure, he says that he actually hates being alone, but it still feels a bit out of character for him.
     
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  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Piper looks like TOmmy Wiseau, not my type...

    When I saw the "flirt" option with Hancock I felt a little nauseated... Just imagine, Orgasmo is doing him in the ass and then a buttcheeck just slides off.... I guess they need to appeal to the necrophile demographic?

    Anyone notcied that Virgil wears glasses while he is a Super Mutant but stops wearing them after he turns human again?
     
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  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well, you have to be fair, how would the player know that Virgil was an intelligent scientist among Super-Mutants without his glasses? The human has a lab coat! So he doesn't need them anymore.
     
  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Where did he get that lab coat anyway? And why would he wear after turnning it when he is trying to escape from the Institute? Couldn't give him some unique looking rags?
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    It's called visual storytelling, yo! Be happy that he doesn't hold a skeleton up in your face! Poor, Yorik! I knew him well, Horatio!
     
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  18. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    MacCready...why he wasn't put out of his misery sooner is beyond me. If I ever get back to playing that game again I'm going to set him unessential, start recording, kill that little bastard then post it on here.
     
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  19. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

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    Jul 3, 2015
    I did that in little Lamplight! Imagine my face when I saw the goddamn fucker again!
     
  20. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    That's scary, maybe the Institue turned him into a synth hybrid.

    Atleast you're fighting the good fight.