Lonesome Road speculation

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Courier, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Filthyastronauts

    Filthyastronauts First time out of the vault

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    Aug 1, 2011
    The main issue I have with them overwriting the blank slate is that they will have waited until the last DLC to ruin our roleplays. If they advertised before the game released, or was made clear that our character had definite beginning early in the game (no, Johnson Nash' conversation doesn't do that) I would have less of a problem. But now, it's possible that my characters that I've roleplayed to be, for example, from The Hub or The Den (and even based some of the decisions on what they experienced back then) could be invalidated while they've made sense with every previous DLC.
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Are you serious? lol.

    Also it wasn't said that some blank slate will be overwritten. In fact, I doubt that this will happen.
     
  3. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Is anyone else hoping for a new power armor?
     
  4. James Snowscoran

    James Snowscoran Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 1, 2011
  5. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Drunken power armor ran over your mother?
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    No, power armor just sucks, except for the Remnant Power Armor.
     
  7. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Why? Power armor is probably one of the coolest and most recognizable things in Fallout lore.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    But new power armor? Who the hell would make it?
    The only one with enough resources and capacities to develop new power armor (that is not a piece of crap) were the Enclave. They already made new power armor.
    BoS has no capabilities to build new power armor, and NCR can't even repair old power armor.
    Sorry, crossbro, new power armor is a no go lore-wise.
     
  9. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Well it could be a "prototype" to it pre-war power armor or perhaps a prototype power armor that the enclave was using I mean EDE has something to do with the new dlc based on the achievements so Enclave involvement isn't a complete stretch. So maybe a former enclave scientist could also be making one so you never know. I mean lore was created for the Stealth armor and for the NCR Armor. So you never know.
     
  10. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    ignore obvious mentions of Moar PA hurdur, BoSophilia, and pewpew crossbows and we'll all be that much better off in the long run.

    :lalala:
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    The stealth armour was either chinese or from a research facility and the NCR armour was pre-existing armour stripped down so you didn't need to have training to wear it. That makes sense. Just pulling a new protoype out of nowhere wouldn't make any sense. And if its a protoype, it would be worse than all or some of the vanilla power armour.
     
  12. The Enclave 86

    The Enclave 86 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bergman confirmed over on BSGF that there would be no new power armour in Lonesome Road and that they were also ordered not to put any in Old World Blues. Something to do with not going beserk with Power Armour varients for lore reasons I believe.
     
  13. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Well it could just be different experiments with "servos" possibly adding more strength or not enough or different ceramics, or it could go the other route in that it was so expensive that mass production would have been impractical. Those all make just as much sense as it not being good. And I'm just making a suggestion.
     
  14. James Snowscoran

    James Snowscoran Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 1, 2011
    It'd have to be an improvement over the Enclave varieties, I'm finding that extremely unlikely.

    The original Fallout is the game that handled PA best tbh. NV was a step in the right direction from F3, but the last thing it needs is more and more varied PA.
     
  15. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I'm amazed that this is coming from one of the Bethesda guys, who weren't that fond of "not going crazy with lore" before. Maybe there is still hope on the horizon.

    Fuck this power armor shit, who really needs another one? In Fallout 1, a power armor was something really unique, by adding more and more types of it it takes away all the "mystery" and becomes bland and shit boring. Instead of adding new lol arm0r!1 I rather want them to make a good story, which I have no doubts they will deliver again.
     
  16. theprophetgamer

    theprophetgamer First time out of the vault

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Oh, there's no doubt that the writing will be boss as usual. I just wonder how they plan to wrap it all up. Some Michael BaySPLOSION duel betwix Ulysses and The Courier? Over a pit? That holds a hurricane?
     
  17. The Enclave 86

    The Enclave 86 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bergman's alright - he came on after Fallout 3 anyway, was too busy being one of BioShock's (fav game) producers!. He usually comes onto the Forums to answer questions on things - provided he is allowed too. It's that Todd Howard who needs to be watched... This Skyrim shit's going to happen to Fallout 4.
     
  18. a_Psychonaut

    a_Psychonaut First time out of the vault

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    Aug 31, 2011
    I do see your point about invalidating one's roleplays but it seems to me the Courier's background could be developed in such a way as to minimize the effects on the Courier's long lost past and instead deal directly with the Ulysses/Divide mystery. It's clear at some point the PC did something to greatly effect Ulysses and it's impossible for us to 'remember' as we wake up like we're born again in a shallow grave.
    Also, my understanding of it is the Courier is the first PC who's a wastelander as opposed to Vault Dweller or in the BoS. He did receive his Pipboy secondhand. Considering this is the first FO where the Wasteland's civilizations have really started rebuilding this transition in PC makes sense.
     
  19. TheDidact

    TheDidact First time out of the vault

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    Aug 4, 2011
    Just give me some more armor that is light and strong, much like the Sierra Madre armor, Reinforced, and I'm game.
     
  20. a_Psychonaut

    a_Psychonaut First time out of the vault

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Get Honest Hearts and snag the unique Ranger Black Armor. It's the Desert Rangers and it's lighter than the Ranger Arm and has a DT of 22 (same as t-45b at a fraction of the weight.)

    Plus it's part of easily the coolest narrative of HH in my opinion. Randall Clark was such a champion.