Things we learned from Fallout 3

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by maximaz, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. drakesbane

    drakesbane First time out of the vault

    Dec 16, 2011
    Heh, a dude in my fraternity was already half bald when he pledged as a freshman at 18. He was a 6'1, 300lb O-lineman with a beer gut on top of the lack of hair, so they never even bothered to card him at the nearby gas station despite wearing a lot of apparel with the college's name printed on it (it was a small private school that was only known locally, so it should've been a clear red flag to card him).

    FTR, you don't get XP if you make heads pop (which I learned during a low-XP game... mesmetron's only real use, TBH, and companions doing all the damage does a better job for getting no XP), and it does have the added effect of potentially making enemies frenzy, for whatever that's worth. But yeah, pretty well useless overall.
  2. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    (this has already probably been said but)

    651: You have to pay to get the "real" ending, and for your character to not die at the end
  3. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Wait really? Which DLC is that, I thought you had to die no matter what (which of course is total retarded bullshit).

    It would be interesting to do a poll to see which people hate more -- the Fallout 3 ending or Mass Effect 3 ending. :D
  4. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    Broken Steel.
  5. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    Broken Steel, you somehow survive the radiation (unless you made that other person go in, in which case she still dies, but it makes more sense that you're still alive)

    The best thing about it is that you can get rid of those irritating BoS white knights once and for all (i won't tell you how though XD )

    Nah, Mass Effect 3 would still win. The game was based around the story and your choices, for which the ending didn't deliver. As FO3 fans show, they don't care about the story as it's all about the ATMOSPHERE and EXPLORATION/SETTING.
  6. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    I will! It involves fun. Sweet, orbital, fun.
  7. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    A few web comics and meme-ish pictures that nicely encapsulate some of the retarded things in Fallout 3:

  8. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    To be fair, the one about the pipboy open is quite as in the previous games, being turn based. At least, using the inventory took AP, though.
  9. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Yeah that's true.

    They could have done a similar compromise though. Like when you exit Pipboy, your AP drops to 0 and then recovers at normal speed.
  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well, AP is only used for Vats, and yo ucan still shoot without VATS, they should just integrate a real time menu.
  11. The Sixth Ranger

    The Sixth Ranger It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 10, 2013

    If you want to buy a fancy suite, you have no alternative but to bomb a thriving settlement into the ground. Sorry, but your ten thousand caps are worth nothing here, we require payment in the blood of innocents!

    And on the same note...


    Want to overcome racial prejudice and get ghouls and people to live together peacefully? Nope, purity or death!
  12. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Actually it is possible to move the ghouls into Tenpenny tower peacefully. You have to convince all the major residents with Speech checks.
  13. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Well, yes, but then Roy Phillips turns around and massacres every last human in the building, good or bad. You can assassinate Phillips to keep this from happening, IIRC, but the named ghouls (aka the shopkeepers, who are the only reason you have to care that the tower is even there) automagically know you did it and turn against you. (As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure that assassinating Phillips before the purge will keep it from happening. It's been a very long time, and I was so disgusted by the possible outcomes of that quest that I only ever completed it two or three times. I usually don't go back to Tenpenny unless every other merchant in the wasteland is out of caps.)
  14. Dukeanumberone

    Dukeanumberone It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 11, 2012

    Not ALL F3 fans.

    Ps: poo on your BoS genocide
    I love how this act is commonly encouraged per FO3 ,
    Yet everyone jumped up EnclaveForever's asshole about liking the enclave. :roll:
  15. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    654. Actually, if you want Post-apocalypse FPS, Stalker(whatever SOC, CS or COP) is far better choice than fo3.
  16. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    I'm pretty sure people attacked EnclaveForever because he said (apparently) that he supported the Enclave's genocidal ideals. What I said was nothing like that. I said you could kill a bunch of digital NPCs. It's even better when you're killing a bunch of poorly written, bland, knight in shining armour characters that ruined the lore of the BoS. It's a video game, and I wasn't the one who added in the blow-up-BoS option.

    (funnily enough I didn't even blow them up. I was doing the good campaign thing. The end of Broken Steel was probably the last time I actually played FO3)

    I had no emotional investment in these characters, thus they are just boring lifeless NPCs in a video game, unlike many of the characters in FONV, who I actually did care about in some way (even with the horrible gamebryo character models)
  17. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    After reading countless comments and other such things on the internet, could've fooled me. I mentioned those elements specifically because those were the only things FO3 fans could actually bring up almost every time to say why FO3 is the BEST GAME EVAR.
  18. Dukeanumberone

    Dukeanumberone It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 11, 2012
    Well then your easily fooled.
    I am a huge FALLOUT 3 Fan, I care about story.
    By being the 1, F3 fan that does (which I am not, MAKTA on this site),
    it invalidates your statement of ALL FO3 fans.
    Also not all fans of FO3 think its "the best thing EVAR"
    So 2 statements invalidated.

    REALLY , that sounds nothing at all like this ??

    If none of that sounds like the guy was just roleplaying then I have nothing further to say to you.
  19. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    Christ I find fanboys so tiresome. Did you actually think I meant everyone? It's called a generalisation. I can't be bothered to say that "most FO3 fans are Michael Bay-like tools", but if you want me to say that flat out, there, I've just said it. Again, with the fans saying it's the best thing evar, go onto most FO3 videos on youtube, and look at the comments. Again, It's a generalisation, but it is very publicly noticeable, not to mention annoying.

    Where did I say I attacked EnclaveForever? I've actually had a number of private conversations with the guy and he seemed nice enough. I agreed with him it was fun to roleplay, so I don't see what the point of the second half of your response was.
  20. Dukeanumberone

    Dukeanumberone It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 11, 2012
    Then stop visiting FANBOY sites like NMA.

    You realize we aren't having a conversation IRL right?
    There is no way to judge inflection or tone, simply what is written, and the fact that you chose to generalize either makes you as bad as the "masses" you detest or worse.

    Which makes you a tool, who can't even put forth the effort to explain what you write.

    Well then you must be a glutton for punishment if you keep visiting the same kinds of videos and expecting different results, there is a word for that you know?

    You didn't, what I said was, the act that you mentioned was a commonly encouraged thing to do because of the disdain for east coast BOS in these forums and how that is no different than what EnclaveForever was preaching, but no one sees the hypocrisy in that.