Ideas to enhance experience?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Makatak, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Makatak

    Makatak First time out of the vault

    Nov 11, 2008
    I was thinking today about how to make the game seem more interesting in certain ways. Not by installing mods. At least not yet. But by making up little "rules" not built into the engine. For example, whenever going into hostile interiors, I don't quicksave at all. I simply rely on autosaves. I never use stimpaks or other drugs in the middle of combat, only before/after. I never bring up my PIPboy in the middle of combat for any reason, so I choose my weapon quickslots wisely (I might still pause the game by pressing ESC if I want to stop and think).

    I thought about what the game would be like if you could only attack with VATS and I even tried it out for a while. But then I remembered that there were weapons that obviously weren't meant to be used in VATS like the minigun and any scoped weapon. And battles with multiple enemies or enemies with high health involved alot of running around waiting for the bar to fill up. So I ditched that idea.

    Can you think of anything else?
  2. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    My best suggestion on how to enchance it! I do it myself all the time! Ready?

    1. Do to desktop.
    2. Move your mouse over to FO3 shortcut.
    3. Quickly move it and launch a different game.
    4. Enjoy!

    Has been working out great for me, haven't had so much fun in my life!!


    Point being, making up imaginary rules will not make FO3 a better game.
  3. Makatak

    Makatak First time out of the vault

    Nov 11, 2008
    I'm inclined to disagree. Ever since I've been playing by my rules, I've been using my head more, rather than getting stubborn and frustrated. I've been making use of items I never remembered to use like the med-x, psycho, and frag mines. And I often run away from combat situations I probably won't survive rather than reloading my save over and over until I wipe out my enemies as efficiently as possible.

    It doesn't make the GAME better, it makes the EXPERIENCE better (hence the title).
  4. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Here's my idea for my fellow PS3 owners.

    1. Take your copy of FO3 to your local game store.
    2. Exchange it for in-store credit.
    3. Purchase Little Big Planet.
    4. Insert your LBP disc into the PS3 console.
    5. Enjoy.
  5. Tangra

    Tangra First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2008
    Reminds me of my days getting better replay out of Deus Ex.

    Here are some fun and similar suggestions to what I did with Deus Ex (albeit somewhat extreme)

    1. Unarmed/Melee weapons ONLY
    2. No stimpacks (optional: no meds/food of any kind)
    3. No-death run through. Saves are acceptable for crash mitigation/sleep purposes only.
    4. Don't change armor except as necessarily dictated by main story line, and then immediately revert back to starting armor.

    All on very hard difficulty of course. Oh, and ignore the haters. FO3 is an awesome game.
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    How to make experience as enjoyable as possible:

    Get high off weed.
    <s>Start game.</s>
  7. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 26, 2007
    Avoid the jack of all trades characters that Beth's changes have made it so easy to make.

    I am currently playing a small guns, repair/lockpick guy. I sell all big guns and energy weapons and won't touch the special weapons of that category either.

    But basically like you said - make your own rules and stick to them.
  8. Photeus

    Photeus First time out of the vault

    Oct 25, 2008
    A friend and I designed a challenge in Fallout 3 that was pretty fun. I suggest you play it, Lan-party style, with a few friends of yours. Every person plays through their game with a singular goal in mind:

    Use the Rock-it Launcher to shoot a Teddy Bear at the Lincoln Statue in the Lincoln Memorial.


    -You MUST blow up Megaton immediately. This means you must plan your character/use your first level to have 25 in Explosives. Additionally you must go to Megaton, talk to Burke, and start the explode-line. Optionally all players can 'start' the challenge at Tenpenny Tower when the explosion goes off.

    -You MUST wear only the casual clothing found in the dresser in the Tenpenny Tower room. NO other armor, besides those two pieces, are allowed.

    -You MAY NOT use Stimpacks for healing. Stimpacks may still be collected or sold. Keep in mind you can sleep on a bed to heal crippled limbs.

    -You MAY save and reload your game as needed. A player, pushing ahead and using less loads generally moves faster anyway.

    -(optional) All players play game on -Very Hard- difficulty

    -Finally, you MUST kill ALL the people protecting the Lincoln Memorial. And you MUST use the Rock-it Launcher to do it.

    Once all of these rules are satisfied, the first to shoot the statue with a Teddy bear from the Rock-it Launcher wins.
  9. Tyler

    Tyler It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 18, 2004
    that is insane :clap:
  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Traditional iron man games should work pretty well in Fo3, right?

  11. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    It makes me sad that somebody at Beth approved the Rock-It launcher... dear god... what is game design coming to?
  12. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I love how the head-exploding blow was dealt by a wad of money.
  13. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    It's poetic, isn't it.

    Interplay's credibility was also killed in much the same way.
  14. deadsanta

    deadsanta First time out of the vault

    Sep 5, 2008
    Get stoned before you play: Maybe your resulting stupefied musings/hallucinations can fill in the gaps in plot and story. Or maybe it will just deaden the pain.
  15. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    You must equip the ring.
  16. Yem

    Yem First time out of the vault

    May 7, 2008
    Well the way i played:

    -i maxed only first 3 tagged skills (and only 1 weapon speciality)
    -no saves inside dungenons, vaults etc.
    -dont use fast travel (i failed at this one, running around map is just 2 slow)
    - I lie myself that special system in f3 actually makes a differance

    it helped ... a lil
  17. Erny

    Erny It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 2, 2008
    good idea, Makatak

    basicaly comes down to making a game harder for yourselfs and ignoring bullshit/exploits

    like: no bubbleheads, no pipboy during combat, no reloads (ironman-style), dont use stims (drink water/nuka), no cheesy/unique weapons

    or try to roleplay (doh) : unarmed-only; pacifist (dont kill anyone)... what else?