Stumbled across a painfully simple infinite XP bug

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by metalboss44, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. metalboss44

    metalboss44 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 19, 2007
    If you go to big town and talk to bittercup she will talk to you about her boyfriends. Go and talk to 'pappy' and if you have a high speech skill you can ask him about his relationship with her over and over again, the dialog option is never removed and you earn XP every time you ask.

    :crazy: Beth boggles the mind yet again.
     
  2. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 22, 2003
    Those explits occur so, so often in Bethesda's RPGs.
     
  3. Randian Hero

    Randian Hero First time out of the vault

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    Apr 28, 2008
    I refer you to Fallout 2's infinite Jet bug in The Den. Have you ever played that game without the patch?

    God, it's like the pot calling the kettle black with you people all the time.
     
  4. metalboss44

    metalboss44 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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  5. Rohit_N

    Rohit_N First time out of the vault

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    So Fallout 2's numerous bugs makes it okay for Fallout 3 to have them as well? Okay.
     
  6. Randian Hero

    Randian Hero First time out of the vault

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    Hey, here's a thought: how about you go through a couple thousand lines of code and fix the problem?

    Oh wait, it's just easier to bitch about Bethesda without holding the previous games to the same standard. Okay.
     
  7. metalboss44

    metalboss44 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    I wasn't making any comparisons. I actually didn't finish Fallout 2 originally because of gamebreaking bugs.

    That said I've run into far more game design flaws in this game than I ever did in F2
     
  8. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Dude, FO2 was 10 years ago :P
     
  9. Skynet 2.0

    Skynet 2.0 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 10, 2008
    So, because Fallout and Fallout 2 had some bugs, we aren't allowed to point out ones we find in Fallout 3?
     
  10. metalboss44

    metalboss44 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 19, 2007
    I wonder if this is a problem in the console versions of the game?
     
  11. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

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

    Jul 9, 2004
    Trolls exist only to cause drama. Just ignore him, he'll tire himself out eventually.
     
  12. Randian Hero

    Randian Hero First time out of the vault

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    Games have bugs. It's an inevitable side-effect of the industry. But blasting Fallout 3 for its flaws without holding the other games to the same standard is pretty unfair, and a lot of people have been doing it.
     
  13. metalboss44

    metalboss44 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Thats a fair point to make,
     
  14. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    The topic is about FO3 right? Not about Far Cry 2 or others.

    BTW bugs are not there because games exist, but because of a bad design (which leads to even more things). Game developers should try to make less bugs andlearn on their mistakes, so that will make them a good developer.

    End of it!
     
  15. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

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

    Jul 9, 2004
    That, and time constraints/laziness.

    Take a look at VALVe. They're still rolling out updates for a game that was released 11 years ago to make sure their customers can run it on modern systems. They never drop support for a game, and if there's bugs; there will be patches.

    Now take a look at Bethesda, which releases unfinished games; and throws out a half-assed patch or two (that fix less than a tenth of the bugs) before dropping support.
     
  16. RBurns722

    RBurns722 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 31, 2008
    did ya ever think if bethesda spent just 6 months in this forum that the game wouldve been so much better?
     
  17. Skynet 2.0

    Skynet 2.0 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    We do hold them up to the same standard, and have been critical of the bugs, issues, etc in Fallout 1 and 2. However, we've been doing this since Fallout was released, so almost all of the bugs have been noticed and possibly fixed. Fallout 3 was released a few days ago, so we're just doing the same thing with it.
     
  18. Kashrlyyk

    Kashrlyyk It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 18, 2004
    This bug could have been easily found if someone from QA talked to the same NPC twice, right?
     
  19. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Do I get payed for that? No?
    Then I'm supposed to pay for the game and then fix it myself... for free? No, thank you very much.

    Although I don't think this is really that big of a bug...
    And umm... I think Rohit_N's response was a sarcastic one to the pathetic excuse that if Fallout 2 had such bugs it's no problem for them to be in Fallout 3 too.