Feeding freinds with chems & drugs

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Sorkvild, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Sorkvild

    Sorkvild First time out of the vault

    Jun 21, 2008
    I was wondering if for example Sulik is suffering withdrawal effects after consuming a jet and some buffouts. Do they ever get "addict status" like player and suffer lowered stats or something ?
    And finally can I safely feed them with drugs to increase their combat effectiveness ?
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    No, there will be withdrawal effects sooner or later. Still fun to do with some followers like Myron.
  3. Jet and Cookies

    Jet and Cookies First time out of the vault

    Jun 18, 2010
    I never use drugs on my permanent companions. However, I do use them on myself and all temporary allies.

    For instance, one simple method I devised of protecting Grisham's pasture is to simply give one cow 2 Buffout and 1 Psycho (Jet optional). Due to some flaw in the programming, giving one critter drugs on a map makes all critters of the same type get the effect (and the drawbacks if you wait a few hours).

    This kind of breaks the game, but if you do it in certain ways, it can be amazingly funny. I used an elite fighting force of cows to slaughter a pack of wolves, for god's sake. The cows attacked 4 times a turn for over 10 damage sometimes, and took very little damage in return.

    Using them on enemies can also make certain fights a piece of cake. Using 2 Jet and any amount of Buffout on one of Metzger's guards, then waiting about 6 hours, turns them all into sitting ducks with 1 AP.
  4. lucas.

    lucas. Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 7, 2010
    I barely used drugs on Fallout games.

    Only buffout when I was too lazy to walk overcumbered until I find a container or mentats for extra intelligence.

    But yes the drug glitch mentioned by Jet and Cookies can be funny and useful.