Why do you think a crossbow was never added?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Grec, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    hahahahahaha, no it's not.
     
  2. James Snowscoran

    James Snowscoran Still Mildly Glowing

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    This thread is the best troll
     
  3. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    When something is a troll, then if you point it out they automatically win. Trolls feed on reactions, so if you think something is a troll then don't ever respond or acknowledge they're presence.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    ^Now say something nobody in a forum knows.....
     
  5. Dr. Croccer

    Dr. Croccer First time out of the vault

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    That's not really the issure here though. The point is that there is absolutely no need for a crossbow to be made, when guns are stashed everywhere.
     
  6. TucoX

    TucoX First time out of the vault

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    I would also like to see xbow in the game provided it would have nice model, sound,animations and mods (see xbow from bioshock for instance).
    Another thing i would like to see added in the game are makeshift weapons (pneumatic, spring based, (Metro 2033)) and deployable weapons (tripod mini turrets, yay!)
     
  7. DoubleRubix

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  8. Richwizard

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    @DoubleRubix
    Thank you and JE Sawyer for finally answering that! Can we move on now?
     
  9. :::SILUS:::

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    WTF, you think that a crossbow bolt usually damages when hititng a target? Um, not in about 99% of cases. My friends uses the same 5 Barnett bolts for the last 2 years (i think that's about the time when he bought the damn thing) for boar hunting because here we have quite a problem with wild boars mauling through corn fields. The bolt easily penetrates through chest bones and goes deep inside heavy bone matter like pelvis wich is great because if the animal doesn't die it can't escape the hunter so it's easy to finish her and bleed her out. As i said, in 99% of the cases the bolt is untouched.

    And about the guns being common place and in general better; so what? Is that the reason why things like Power Fists, Tesla Cannons and Flamethrowers shouldn't exist? No, it's not. Imagine how dull the Fallout lore would be if all you see is a repeater or a 9mm because it's practical, easy to maintain and everything else. Dull, very very dull.

    As i said, i would love to have it as a unique, niche weapon in the game, not as something commonly seen.


    Doesn't matter if the power fists are pre-war or not, they are still in the game and if "gives you an edge in melee" is a good enough argument to have a pneumatic slag of metal designed for falcon punching in Fallout then please don't try to design reasons to make crossbows somehow implausible to be in it. Flaming chainsaws give you edge in melee, i want them.

    There are also tons of other Fallout weapons that share the same level of lolability as a power fist.

    And a throwing spear is easier to use then a crossbow? Really?

    The simplest crossbow mechanism made of metal can pierce through human body like butter. If you want to see some idioticaly simple yet powerful ones just watch some random Youtube videos of homemade crossbows made from scrap.

    Um, metal?

    Why would there be any wooden parts? The sheer existence of wooden gun parts in Fallout is retarded enough.
     
  10. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    I'm not declaring sides, but with the above, I must agree with home-made crossbows. My friend made a wood crossbow, and the bolt he made fired extremely fast and pierced (albeit not a good example) a 1 inch thick wood fence. But to contradict the above, the bolt he used was absolutely useless after firing.
     
  11. mobucks

    mobucks President of racism. Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    there is no such thing as a silenced SMG.

    supressed maybe. the bolt recharging new rounds is pretty loud though.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    That's bsicaly whatI and others have been saying from the begining.
     
  13. TucoX

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  14. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

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    ..and we definitely shouldn't miss the famous Rambow, hehe. Exploding arrows included:
     
  15. Old Man Vee

    Old Man Vee First time out of the vault

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    Crossbow as an energy weapon.
    [spoiler:39f663569c][/spoiler:39f663569c]
     
  16. Sabirah

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    Great now my head hurts :lol:
     
  17. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

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    Really.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl

    Since the fucking Paleolithic period.

    Spears were some of the first wooden weapons used by man, EVER. For some reason I don't think it's because they didn't have crossbows.
     
  18. DoubleRubix

    DoubleRubix First time out of the vault

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    Thank you. Besides my post before about Sawyer's response to why bow like weapons are in the game. Crossbow and bow and arrow are still unsophisticated compared to a gun. But I mean the average tribal probably isn't intelligent enough to conceive making bows on their own. Spears are just sticks with a stone tip. That is Childish in simplicity so of course throwing weapons make more sense because if you had absolutely know knowledge of weapons or any kind of technology you would probably make a sharp stick before making a tensioned bow and creating ammunition for it.
     
  19. Richwizard

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    Even native americans gave up bows when they were able to trade for guns.
     
  20. Geech

    Geech It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Only because they didn't need to use them as counter-sniper weapons. Duh.
     
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