The Thorn broken for everyone? (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Gameplay & Tech' started by PainlessDocM, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    So I discovered the Thorn, love the concept of the place but none of the available "modes" are working properly.

    I have read on the wiki page that those are common problems.

    [spoiler:216863a855]Is there anyone who could actually partake in the fighting itself without having to resort to the collision cheat to exit the arena?

    Do the creatures actually engage in combat after you have placed your bet ?


    edit: I am playing the pc version of FNV
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I can exit the arena just fine, but note you don't exit the same way you come in, you take the side door that leads straight to Red Lucy.
  3. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks but that door always stays locked for me.

    This was taken right after a fight.
  4. Typhoon

    Typhoon First time out of the vault

    Nov 9, 2008
    After you choose to fight in the Thorn, you will be teleported down into the pit. A door opens. After going through, you're in a cage. On the other side of the pit is another cage with the animal(s) of your choice.

    Step close to the cagedoor and it will open, while the door behind you will close. Same will happen in the other cage. After killing the animals, all doors will open again and you can leave through either one and get your reward from the Red Bitch.

    Thats the theory.

    This area was the most buggy one so far for me. I got crashes to desktop, stuck doors, animals that got caught outside the pit after the door closed, making the battle impossible to finish (unless cheating)...sometimes Red Lucy wouldnt recognize that the battle was already over.

    I was playing the unpatched version, maybe they fixed some stuff, didnt check.
  5. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    On my first playthrough I ignored the Thorn, because I thought "naw, not a underground civilisation..", on my second playthrough, I've visited them now after reading this thread...

    The arena seems to work for me, but: If your companions are close to you and kill the enemies instead of you, it seems like the arena is bugged and you cannot exit it. This is what happened to me at least on my second fight.

    So better hard-save before every fight, in case you can't exit anymore.