Ok, people, seriously. The idea is great, the work must've been immense, so much stuff is refreshing and great, BUT... What is with the immense, jarring and mind-blowing sexism? Really? Let me describe what the megamod experience is like to somebody who, for whatever reason, pressed the "female" button during character creation: 1) Right off the bat a musclebound fathead runs up to you and yells at you: "WTF IS A WOMAN DOING TRYING TO PLAY THIS GAME!". 2) Then you have 5-6 dialogue options, 4 of which amount to "Sorry master, can you please take me back to the kitchen?", but pretty much whatever you do you end up conceding that you need a muclebound fathead to help you with the tutorial level. And the guide sayes it's mandatory only for female chosen ones, while the male ones can say "they don't feel like it" O.O I've maybe played the game (in any incarnation) as a guy once in over a dozen playthroughs - I'm equally bored to tears with the Temple of trials! So I'm supposed to stare at a gay porn model for the entire game if I want to skip it? 3) At this point, a) if you are in fact a woman, you've uninstalled the mod, reinstalled either the vanilla or the restoration patch and enjoyed a sexism free experience of a wonderful RPG where you can actually play a woman and have an epically good time. b) if you are not a woman, but a guy who doesn't want to have a muclebound fathead stuck on his screen miserably failing to represent his speech/lockpick/outdorsman crafty nerdy diplomat and you've chosen to play as a woman because of this (as always), you get both stuck with a different musclebound fathed NPC playing the game for you anyway, and get progressively more inclined to go outside, find a feminst and tell her you are sorry you're a guy. Being a guy, I've never had a chance to experience what's it like to be treated like complete garbabge just because of your sex, but you could teach seminars in universities with the current Arroyo as a showcase what all the feminist fuss IS about (the fact that someone went and created it that way out of his own free will, even though he/she had all the freedom in the world to do whatever - someone went out of his way to torture/insult/drive away anyone trying to play a female). 4) THEN, after getting saddled with a hypercompetent NPC on the grounds of being a woman (guys can apparently skip the boring tutorial all togather, according to the guide), you get the first quest from the village elder - (WHO IS A WOMAN! THE TRIBE WASN'T MENT TO BE FULL OF SEXIST IDIOTS! This sickening experience was someone's idea of IMPROVING the original experience! ). And then you have to pick a path: a) But you can't be a hunter - because you're a woman! b) You can't be a warrior - because you're a woman! c) The only person who doesn't sneer at the thought of you trying to play the game at all is the shaman, who'll accept you as a shaman apprentice - EVEN THOUGH HE IS A GUY! 5) And after experiencing contempt at every turn from Arroyo, a village supposedly cut of from the 50's inspired world, you are supposed to go out and save the village. Why? There is no reason not to burn it to the ground, call the enclave with the coordinates and lead the vertibird napalm assault - you should get positive karma for that! A fluffer in new reno get better treatment and more respect than a female chosen one in the megamod Arroyo. And this outlook is endemic to Arroyo! In other places, only complete and obvious asshats treat you like that! Arroyo is the most contemptible place on the map for a female! Give yourself power armor through a save game editor, and a minigun, and go through dialogues - and tell me you didn't spontaneously massacre half the village... In new reno, mob bosses make you an elite liutenant! Enclave girls ride vertibrids! Modoc women keep Deathclaws in place of chickens! In Arroyo - women aren't supposed to play the game at all even if they're the Chosen One... EDIT: 7) And when you reach Cameron in the temple, who questions you on the Fallout lore (not a big fan of that solution) - he openly states that there is no reason a woman can't be the chosen one (because, doooh, it's fallout 2, being able to play a girl was a selling point of that game)! Except every shirtless well toned macho male homosexual in the village up to that point and past that point just radiates abuse and condescension - for no good reason! What in the world were all the "GO TO THE KITCHEN YOU AREN'T MENT TO PLAY THE GAME AS A GIRL!" with "STAY BACK WOMAN LET MAN HANDLE IT FOR YOU!" bullshit for then? And there is no upside - if you like caricaturaly muscled guys in blue pajamas prancing around your screen and thus pick a guy at the start - you get none of this mortifying bullshit. And if the bullshit wasn't there - nothing would be missing - you'd still enjoy the quests and the lore and tie ins... I mean, when I first herd that you could change models in the restoration patch, the first thing that came to mind was that I could finaly have a different girl running around the screen for once - but balls, 3 different guys - only the default girl. Then I try megamod - and dear god... I mean, you could call my "I play a girl because I enjoy looking at their caritures more then the male ones" outlook hypocritical - but it's bloody harmles, and I'm just a straight guy! This is ridiculous and nauseating. There's no way to show it to my girlfriend - she'd rightfully call me a freak for endorsing it. Please, for the love of god, change it. Just change the bloody dialogues in Arroyo. Everything else is fine... The game had plenty of sleaze as it is, but this is just mindblowing. (And before anyone starts debating that this is feminsit bullshit - it's not, girls and gay people CAN get thier kicks if they pick a male chosen one! Anyone playing a female one (pressed the wrong button, is a hetero male, doesn't need empowerment fantasies in his gaming to enjoy it) gets abuse and contempt shouted at him from frame 1). TL/DR - The dialogues in the changed Arroyo are some of the most mind-blowingly mortifying an unccesessary sexism I've seen in my life. It's insulting on any possible level, contradictory to the original, the RP and most of the rest of the megamod, kills the story and is accompanied by equaly insulting mechanic restrictions/mandates. Please, change it for the love of god.