Hoarding in Video Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Idiotfool, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Very guilty of this habit. Even in New Vegas now I'm holding on to three or four different weapons and their respective ammunition (in hardcore mode) JUST IN CASE I need a change in strategy.

    Course, that time never comes.

    RPG's, especially ones with special one-use/situational items, really get me here.

    Shooters, I never use the 'best' weapon until I find myself at a boss or some similar boss-like situation.
     
  2. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    You got gaming, son! :D
     
  3. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

    89
    Nov 2, 2009
    Hah, indeed ;)

    What I meant to do was reflect what Dead Guy posted about conserving higher-end stuff that you can/should be using throughout the rest of the game, and at times not even use the biggest guns on the bosses either!

    Terribly 'conservative' gamer!
     
  4. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    You've never truly hoarded until you've played a technology character in Arcanum. You'll spend hours rummaging through trash bins for useful pieces of junk. :clap:
     
  5. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 5, 2004
    This is why I love the Gothic games. Bottomless inventories of weightlessness let me run around the landscape like a black hole, sucking in anything not nailed down or trying to kill me.

    Sure, such inventories are unrealistic, but they're loads of fun, especially when you get philosophical about them. There's also an old adventure game called Bud Tucker In Double Trouble whose whole premise is based on the protagonist's inventory being bottomless. "I still can't find that elephant I put in there last week."

    I am a hoarder in every game that offers the possibility. In Ultima Underworld I took over the Dwarf King's bedroom and made it into my personal junkyard... at least until the game saw how many items I had stashed in there, cried "NOOoooooo" and died on me with a fatal error. Fallout 2 has done that once or twice. Fallout 1 just doesn't have enough stuff to hoard properly, nor is it long enough to warrant it.

    I think the absolute peak of hoarding was in Ultima 7. In Part 2 (Serpent Isle) there's a "Space Bridge" of sorts you can use to quickly travel across the game world. I used that as my personal living space. Dozens of chests full of all kinds of stuff. I even brought in furniture to try to make the place more comfortable, and made one "arm" of the place be a morgue. Oddly enough the game did not crash.
     
  6. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    What (s)he said.

    I also hoard special items that "are probebly useful in a special sidequest" but then turn out to be "unused junk" at the end of the game.
     
  7. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Indeed, also Arcanum had tons and tons of items i never actually needed but i still held on to it, such as ladies boots, watches or different suits...
     
  8. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
     
  9. mvBarracuda

    mvBarracuda Vault Dweller

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    Apr 11, 2004
  10. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 10, 2010
    I thought of that ep too, haha.
     
  11. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Looks like a par-teh.
     
  12. SerbianWarrior

    SerbianWarrior It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 30, 2010
    Yeah take everything that you need/dont need travel to Vault City/Vault 13 and leave it there...
    I always hoard...ALWAYS if there is something to be hoarded i do it...
    Even in FPS games i always try to save ammo i always try to use the same weapons my enemies are using in order not lose ammo...
    And im not even gonna talk about RPGS
    Example, Fallout 3 and NV i always find every location i can clear out every dungeon and try to reach the level cap and i try to use only melee weapons as not to waste ammo and only when i start doing quests which is what i usually do last, not because i dont like them but because i like to complete everything first thats when i use guns...
    I mean in FO2 i went from guard to guard in Vault City and picked everything i could of of them...
    Its a compulsion really...one that im not very fond of,but i cant fight it -.-
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    also I horded quite a lot of usual junk in Baldurs Gate but that only because I feelt quite conected with the character imagining that he would keep it all as souvenirs after great quest and journeys

    per-teh :wink:

    poor lizard. But he will recover.
     
  14. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    I consider myself more of a bastard then a hoarder, sure I like to fill my inventory... but only with things I deem valuable enough to be worth the time.